Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2008; 10(3):192-200
The present article represents an overview and critical analysis of new international clinical guidelines on the management of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock that were prepared with involvement of 15 medical associations, united for this purpose in the «Surviving Sepsis Campaign». New edition of these guidelines is based on the previous 2004 issue and represent more evidence-based approach to the intensive therapy of patients of different age groups. The importance of adherence to guidelines is proved by result of studies that were performed during last 3 years and are showing the real possibilities to improve the survival in patients with severe sepsis. Overall it is concluded that Surviving Sepsis Campaign 2008 guidelines should be adapted to the management of septic patients in Russia as well as other countries.