Forbes September 29, 2023
Andrea Anderson

New research has underscored the importance of monitoring for sepsis in individuals hospitalized with, or because of, COVID-19. More broadly, the work underlines the need for sepsis surveillance strategies that take viral forms of sepsis into account.

“Our study draws attention to the high burden and poor outcomes associated with viral sepsis,” Claire Shappell, a researcher with the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) pulmonary and critical care medicine division, said in a news release issued by BWH today. “We also hope our findings highlight that sepsis is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ entity, but one that requires clinicians to tailor their diagnosis and treatment strategy to each patient’s syndrome and probable pathogen.”

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