Sepsis in Older Adults in Long‐Term Care Facilities: Challenges in Diagnosis and Management

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Fecha de publicación: 16 October 2019


Autores: Thomas T. Yoshikawa MD., Bernardo J. Reyes MD., Joseph G. Ouslander MD.

Background: Despite the current understanding of the pathophysiology of sepsis and advances in its treatment, the rate of sepsis is increasing globally. Sepsis is a common cause of hospitalization in older adults, and infections are among the most common diagnoses among residents transferred to the hospital from long‐term care facilities (LTCFs).

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