We are living an increase in the incidence of Sepsis in recent years probably due to the increase of the population survival and the use of new immunosuppressive treatments.

This increase in incidence has not been come with the development of new therapies as we see in other illnesses. So, our efforts are now aimed primarily at early detection with an immediate start of the available therapies. For these reasons we can consider Sepsis a time dependent pathology, and the creation of a Sepsis Code similar to pathologies such as the acute myocardial infarction or stroke is fundamental.

The creation of a Sepsis Code must not make us forget the long road that many patients with Sepsis run through and their sequels, with also the family suffering. That´s why so important to detect a patient with sepsis as detecting and treating post ICU syndrome. Probably in the future we will see the birth of a Post-ICU síndrome Code.

Meanwhile, the next April 28th and 29th is going to be held the Second Multidisciplinary Meeting on Sepsis at the Hospital Clínico Universitario San Carlos in Madrid. An international meeting as you can see in the program where we all fit.


We hope that you could attend, because we are all Sepsis.

Dr. Alberto Del Castillo
Multidisciplinar Sepsis Unit
ICU of
Hospital Son Llàtzer, Palma de Mallorca