Other supportive therapies

As sepsis is associated with multiple system organ failure, there are other supportive therapies used to treat these patients, which do not directly relate to the sepsis itself. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxis, nutritional support, and stress peptic ulcer prophylaxis are important adjuvant therapies. Nutritional support, especially enteral (via nasogastric tube) is important in supporting the hypercatabolic critically ill patient, preventing stress ulcers, and maintaining gut mucosal integrity. Tight glucose has also been shown to improve outcome.

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