Author: Nick Hatch, M.D.
- A recent observational cohort study found that the biggest predictor for sepsis survival was fever. Those with higher fevers had better outcomes.
- Some possible explanations for this finding are that high fevers indicate good immune response or that high fever cued providers to treat sepsis more aggressively.
References: Paul J Young, Rinaldo Bellomo. Fever in Sepsis: is it cool to be hot?. 2014. Critical Care