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Abstracts for Roderick Little Prize Session, Thursday 17 September 16.45–18.15, Great Hall
Normalisation of tissue oxygen saturation in ED patients with severe sepsis or septic shock is related to mortality
  1. C. Vorwerk
  1. Leicester Royal Infirmary

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    Introduction

    Sepsis remains a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Current sepsis management guidance centres on invasive monitoring methods which are neither appropriate for every patient nor feasible in an array of clinical settings. Tissue oxygenation saturation measurement is a novel method to gain, non-invasively, information on local tissue oxygenation (normal range 80±5%). It has shown initial promising results in trauma patients, but it is …

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