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Comment & Response
July 26, 2016

Composition of the Sepsis Definitions Task Force

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Anesthesiology, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal

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JAMA. 2016;316(4):459-460. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.6386

To the Editor Dr Singer and colleagues,1 in the Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3), focused on organ dysfunction as an integral component of the pathobiology of sepsis. Incorporation of the Sequential [Sepsis-Related] Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score to identify organ dysfunction makes the definition more objective for clinicians and researchers.

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