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Validation of the qSOFA score for identification of septic patients: A retrospective study

  • Mikkel Brabrand
    Correspondence
    Corresponding author at: Department of Emergency Medicine, Odense University Hospital, Sdr. Boulevard 29, DK-5000 Odense C, Denmark.
    Affiliations
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Hospital of South West Jutland, Finsensgade 35, DK-6700 Esbjerg, Denmark

    Department of Emergency Medicine, Odense University Hospital, Sdr. Boulevard 29, DK-5000 Odense C, Denmark
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  • Ulrik Havshøj
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    Department of Emergency Medicine, Odense University Hospital, Sdr. Boulevard 29, DK-5000 Odense C, Denmark
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  • Colin A. Graham
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    Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Emergency Medicine, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong, China
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Published:September 15, 2016DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2016.09.004
      Identification of patients with sepsis is a difficult task. Until now, the Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) criteria have been recommended to identify patients with significant infection. However, the SIRS criteria have been shown to have low validity, and the need for improvement has been known for some time [
      • Vincent J.L.
      Dear SIRS, I'm sorry to say that I don't like you.
      ].

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