Focused Issue on Sepsis: Science and Fiction

Posted On 2019-08-20 07:40:32

This focused issue on “Sepsis: Science and Fiction” is edited by Dr. Paul E. Marik, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, USA.

Dr. Marik received his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He was an ICU attending at Baragwanath Hospital, in Soweto, South Africa. During this time he obtained a Master of Medicine Degree, Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacology, Diploma in Anesthesia as well as a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Dr Marik did a Critical Care Fellowship in London, Ontario, Canada, during which time he was admitted as a Fellow to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeon of Canada. Dr Marik has worked in various teaching hospitals in the US since 1992. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Neurocritical Care and Nutrition Science. Dr. Marik is currently Professor of Medicine (with tenure) and Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr Marik has written over 450 peer reviewed journal articles, 80 book chapters and authored four critical care books. He has been cited over 36 000 times in peer reviewed publications and has an H-index of 89.

Focused issue outline:

  1. The management of sepsis: science & fiction
    Paul E. Marik
  2. Role of procalcitonin use in the management of sepsis
    Claudia Gregoriano, Eva Heilmann, Alexandra Molitor, Philipp Schuetz
  3. The complete blood count to diagnose septic shock
    Joshua David Farkas
  4. Driving blind: instituting SEP-1 without high quality outcomes data
    Jeffrey Wang, Jeffrey R. Strich, Willard N. Applefeld, Junfeng Sun, Xizhong Cui, Charles Natanson, Peter Q. Eichacker
  5. Fluid resuscitation in sepsis: The great 30 mL per kg hoax
    Paul E. Marik, Liam Byrne, Frank van Haren
  6. The origins of the Lacto-Bolo reflex: the mythology of lactate in sepsis
    Rory Spiegel, David Gordon, Paul E. Marik
  7. Melatonin for the treatment of sepsis: the scientific rationale
    Ruben Manuel Luciano Colunga Biancatelli, Max Berrill, Yassen H. Mohammed, Paul E. Marik
  8. Timeliness of antibiotics for patients with sepsis and septic shock
    Michiel Schinkel, Rishi S. Nannan Panday, W. Joost Wiersinga, Prabath W.B. Nanayakkara
  9. Early norepinephrine use in septic shock
    Olfa Hamzaoui, Rui Shi
  10. Thiamine (Vitamin B1) in septic shock: a targeted therapy
    Ari Moskowitz, Michael W. Donnino
  11. Vitamin C: an essential “stress hormone” during sepsis
    Paul E. Marik
  12. Sepsis trends: increasing incidence and decreasing mortality, or changing denominator?
    Chanu Rhee, Michael Klompas
  13. Time to stop randomized and large pragmatic trials for ICU syndromes: the case of sepsis and ARDS
    Armand R.J. Girbes, Harm-Jan de Grooth