Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) POSITION STATEMENT: Why IDSA Did Not Endorse the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines

Andre C. Kalil, David N. Gilbert, Dean L. Winslow, Henry Masur, Michael Klompas

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Abstract

IDSA did not endorse the 2016 Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines despite being represented in the working group that drafted the guidelines document. Leadership from the IDSA, the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine had numerous amicable discussions primarily regarding the bolded, rated guidelines recommendations. Our societies had different perspectives, however, regarding the interpretation of the major studies that informed the guidelines' recommendations, thus leading us to different conclusions and different perspectives on the recommendations. IDSA consequently elected not to endorse the guidelines. IDSA nonetheless hopes to be able to continue collaborating with the Surviving Sepsis Campaign and the Society of Critical Care Medicine to resolve our differences and to develop further strategies together to prevent sepsis and septic shock as well as reduce death and disability from these conditions both nationally and globally.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1631-1635
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume66
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2 2018

Keywords

  • Endorsement
  • Guidelines
  • IDSA
  • Surviving Sepsis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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