Crit Care Med 2021 Jul 12. Epub 2021 Jul 12.
4th Department of Internal Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School, Athens, Greece. Institute for Infectious Diseases and Infection Control, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany. Center for Sepsis Control and Care, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany. Department of Internal Medicine and Center for Infectious Diseases, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Department of Immunology and Metabolism, Life & Medical Sciences Institute, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany. Department of Anesthesiology and Operative Intensive Care Medicine (CCM, CVK), Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin Institute of Health, Berlin, Germany.
Objective: Coronavirus disease 2019 is a heterogeneous disease most frequently causing respiratory tract infection, which can induce respiratory failure and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome in its severe forms. The prevalence of coronavirus disease 2019-related sepsis is still unclear; we aimed to describe this in a systematic review.
Data Sources: MEDLINE (PubMed), Cochrane, and Google Scholar databases were searched based on a prespecified protocol (International Prospective Register for Systematic Reviews: CRD42020202018). Read More