ADRENAL study: evidence for steroids in treating septic shock

Treating sepsis patients with steroids leads to quicker recovery and reduces the number of blood transfusions needed, according to ADRENAL – the largest ever international clinical trial on septic shock. A team of researchers from The George Institute for Global Health – including Professor Simon Finfer of the Australian Sepsis…

Highlighting post-sepsis syndrome

In its latest issue, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) highlights the long-term health impacts and recovery faced by patients who have survived sepsis. Around one-third of survivors will require additional hospitalisation within 3 months of their initial sepsis treatment. These patients have weakened immune systems and are…