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Sepsis is a life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection. In this context, biomarkers could be considered indicators of either infection or dysregulated host response or response to treatment and/or aid clinicians in prognosticating patient risk.
A recently published narrative review provides current data on the clinical utility of pathogen-specific and host-response biomarkers, offers guidance on optimising their use, and proposes the need for future research. In this podcast, Dr Povoa, one of the leaders of this review, details these findings.