What should be done first?
On August 29th, we will publish the first article in a new series on Critical Care, Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock. In advance of its release, we have published a case on NEJM.org that highlights issues raised in that article. Read the case, take the poll, and comment.
Which of the following therapies should be instituted with the goal of reducing this patient’s risk of dying from septic shock?
1. Treatment with intravenous gamma globulin(IVIg)
2. Treatment with intravenous hydrocortisone 50mg q8 hourly
3. Treatment with a hydroxymethylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitor (a statin)
To learn more, read the editorial published this week by guest editors Drs. Simon Finfer and Jean-Louis Vincent. We hope you enjoy this new series.