Chapter 77. Sepsis Syndrome

  1. John T. Queenan MD Professor Chairman Emeritus2,
  2. John C. Hobbins MD Professor of Obstetrics3 and
  3. Catherine Y. Spong MD Chief4
  1. F. Gary Cunningham MD

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch77

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Cunningham, F. G. (2009) Sepsis Syndrome, in Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition (eds J. T. Queenan, J. C. Hobbins and C. Y. Spong), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch77

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 3257 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

  2. 3

    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4200 East 9th Avenue, B-198, Denver, CO 80262, USA

  3. 4

    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Bivd, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75390-9032, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125796

Online ISBN: 9781444312904

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Keywords:

  • sepsis syndrome;
  • hypotension, inadequate tissue perfusion, hypoxia, and metabolic acidosis;
  • common causes - antepartum pyelonephritis, chorioamnionitis, puerperal sepsis and abortion-related infection;
  • restoring circulating volume to ensure adequate organ perfusion;
  • instituting empiric antimicrobial therapy;
  • surgically débrided infected tissue;
  • monitoring effects of therapy on vital functions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pathogenesis

  • Who is at Risk?

  • Diagnosis

  • Treatment

  • Adjunctive Therapy

  • Suggested Reading