Article Abstract

SIRS, qSOFA and new sepsis definition

Authors: Paul E. Marik, Abdalsamih M. Taeb

Abstract

A 2016 task force convened by national societies including the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) proposed a new definition of sepsis, termed Sepsis-3 (1). The new proposal defines sepsis as life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection (1-3).