OPEN Critical care (London, England) | 7 Nov 2016
D Contou, D Roux, S Jochmans, R Coudroy, E Guérot, D Grimaldi, S Ricome, E Maury, G Plantefève, J Mayaux, A Mekontso Dessap, C Brun-Buisson and N de Prost
The lack of a patent source of infection after 24 hours of management of shock considered septic is a common and disturbing scenario. We aimed to determine the prevalence and the causes of shock with no diagnosis 24 hours after its onset, and to compare the outcomes of patients with early-confirmed septic shock to those of others.
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