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signs of improvement with severe sepsis?

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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Many signs...: Heart rate may get better; Blood pressure may improve; Fever may get better; Urine output may improve; Liver enzyme tests should improve; Lactic acid level should also improve. The signs of improvement depend on the initial sign of severe sepsis.
Answered on May 21, 2017
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Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Sepsis recovery: When a patient is in severe sepsis, the blood pressure (BP) drops, organs start to shut down and ICU level care is needed to survive. In the ICU they will add "pressors" which are meds to support the BP. When these meds start to get weaned off, that is a good sign. Look also for recovery of organ function like coming off the ventilator and making urine... Hope for the best.
Answered on May 30, 2017
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