Erkan Hassan, PharmD

About Erkan Hassan, PharmD

Erkan has over 20 years’ experience solving clinical challenges and improving patient-centered outcomes by using evidence-based clinical data to create innovative, intelligent healthcare systems. This consists of proactive clinical surveillance, streamlining workflows, measuring and reporting outcomes.

Sepsis Associated Encephalopathy (SAE)

By |2021-09-21T03:43:48+00:00September 21st, 2021|Sepsis|

Sepsis Associated Encephalopathy (SAE) SUMMARYSAE is a key manifestation of sepsis occurring in up to 70% of ICU patientsAssociated with higher ICU and hospital mortality and long term consequencesDifficult to assess, diagnose without specific treatment BACKGROUNDSAE is probably the most common type of encephalopathy in the ICUSAE may occur

Top 10 Key Perspectives for Sepsis in 2022

By |2021-09-10T07:17:52+00:00September 10th, 2021|Sepsis|

Top 10 Key Perspectives for Sepsis in 2022 SUMMARY The challenge of sepsis remains for most clinicians There is no one-size fits all approach Several unresolved key areas will remain with us into the next year TOP 10 SEPSIS KEY PERSPECTIVES (in no particular order)

Is the Mortality Rate from Sepsis Improving?

By |2021-08-25T08:55:11+00:00August 25th, 2021|Sepsis|

Is the Mortality Rate from Sepsis Improving? SUMMARY The true incidence of sepsis is difficult to define. Sepsis cases are not evenly distributed Despite global efforts on improved recognition and management, the overall sepsis mortality rate has been stable. Sub-segments of the population may be experiencing increasing mortality rates. BACKGROUND

What Truly Defines Organ Dysfunction Due to Sepsis?

By |2021-08-09T06:40:35+00:00August 9th, 2021|Sepsis|

How Should We Screen for Sepsis? SUMMARY Organ dysfunction is one of the defining characteristics in the current definition of sepsis. Many of the markers currently in use are nonspecific. Organ dysfunction and injury are separate processes that need to be differentiated. Understanding ways dysfunction can be better detected will

How Should We Screen for Sepsis?

By |2021-07-26T08:49:55+00:00July 26th, 2021|Sepsis|

How Should We Screen for Sepsis? SUMMARY Sepsis screening remains a major challenge, especially in varied settings. Effective screening impacts treatment, quality of care initiatives and outcomes. Different screening tools may be needed based on the clinical setting. The tool at each site may need to be tuned uniquely for that population

Optimal Modes of Sepsis Care Delivery

By |2021-07-12T09:17:45+00:00July 12th, 2021|Sepsis|

Optimal Modes of Sepsis Care Delivery SUMMARY The 2016 Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines (Sepsis-3) provided a new definition for sepsis, but also raised new questions. Recently the Sepsis-3 Research Committee listed priorities for further consideration. The only area focusing on sepsis administrative issues was on the optimal mode of care delivery. REVIEW

5 Tips with Electronic Sepsis Notification Systems

By |2021-06-30T04:48:49+00:00June 30th, 2021|Sepsis|

5 Tips with Electronic Sepsis Notification Systems Numerous studies have developed electronic tools for the detection of sepsis. As machine learning evolves, many more will probably abound. Most evaluations are fraught with methodologic design pitfalls which preclude widespread implementation and use for patient identification and improved clinical outcomes. The following

Carbapenem Resistant Gram Negative Bacilli

By |2021-06-24T06:04:39+00:00June 14th, 2021|Sepsis|

Carbapenem Resistant Gram Negative Bacilli SUMMARY The continued growth of multidrug resistant organisms, particularly carbapenem resistant Gram negative rods, places a heavy burden on the healthcare system globally Effective treatment regimens remain a challenge. Although combination therapy is typically used, robust evidence to support this strategy is lacking. There are

Sepsis Associated Acute Kidney Injury: Knowns and Unknowns

By |2021-06-24T07:05:32+00:00May 26th, 2021|Sepsis|

Sepsis Associated Acute Kidney Injury: Knowns and Unknowns SUMMARY By the time patients seek attention, most have already developed acute kidney injury. Sepsis associated acute kidney injury is a distinct syndrome different from other non-sepsis acute kidney injuries. There is a lack of specific interventions for the prevention and treatment

Will Improving CMS SEP-1 Metrics Correlate with Sepsis Clinical Outcomes?

By |2021-06-24T07:05:47+00:00May 11th, 2021|Sepsis|

Will Improving CMS SEP-1 Metrics Correlate with Sepsis Clinical Outcomes?   SUMMARY CMS SEP-1 quality metrics can consume large amounts of hospital resources in order to collect and report their adherence. Hospitals solely focusing on the SEP-1 reporting should not assume this will automatically correlate with improved clinical outcomes of

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