Our colleagues in Colombia have just published an article that aimed to compare the characterization of an obstetric population diagnosed with sepsis using two scales: the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and sepsis”related organ failure assessment (SOFA). They included 688 pregnant women who were admitted in the high-complexity obstetric unit and intensive care unit in a hospital in Cali, Colombia. They found that using the SIRS scale could promote early sepsis management by identifying patients who require admission to the high-dependency units. However, they found low concordance between these two scales, suggesting the need to create diagnostic scales specifically for obstetric populations.
Please follow this link to get access to the full publication: https://obgyn.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ijgo.12580?af=R
Congratulations to our colleagues!