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Predictors of mortality in severe sepsis

      We read with interest the article recently published by McCormack and colleagues [
      • McCormack D
      • Ruderman A
      • Menges W
      • Kulkarni M
      • Murano T
      • Keller SE
      Usefulness of the mortality in severe sepsis in the emergency department score in an urban tertiary care hospital.
      ]. The authors evaluated the prognostic role of The Mortality in Emergency Department Sepsis (MEDS) score in ED patients with severe sepsis. They found that patients in the mortality group had older age; higher lactate; lower albumin; and higher international normalized ratio, ED intubation, and intensive care unit admission.
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