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The Impact of Early Goal-Directed Therapy in Conjunction with Glucocorticoids in the Prognosis of Septic Shock

Author(s): C. Y. Quan, Xiaoli Wang and Qijun Zhang*
Emergency Department, 1Department of Haematology, Pingyang Hospital Affiliated to Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, Zhejiang 325000, China

Correspondence Address:
Qijun Zhang, Emergency Department, Pingyang Hospital Affiliated to Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, Zhejiang 325000, China, E-mail:

To assess the efficacy of early goal-directed therapy in conjunction with glucocorticoids on the prognosis of septic shock is the objective of the study. 60 septic shock patients admitted to the hospital from June 2019 to August 2022 were split into control cohort and observation cohort according to the method of random number table, with 40 patients in every cohort. Both cohorts underwent standard therapy, with the observation cohort additionally receiving intravenous hydrocortisone drip and early goal-directed therapy, all of which were continuously treated for 7 d. The baseline data of all patients, such as sex, age, infection site, sequential organ failure assessment score and immune cell level, were recorded in detail, and the C-reactive protein, intensive care unit hospitalization time, and the duration of mechanical ventilation was observed for patients. The therapeutic impact of early goal-directed therapy combined with glucocorticoids on septic shock in the analysis period aims to inform the optimal therapy strategy selection. Following therapy, the cluster of differentiation 4+, cluster of differentiation 8+ and cluster of differentiation 4+/cluster of differentiation 8+ ratios in both the therapy and control cohorts increased significantly, exhibiting statistical significance. The therapy cohort demonstrated a notable decrease in C-reactive protein, intensive care unit hospitalization duration and mechanical ventilation time when compared to the control cohort, with the difference being statistically significant. Early goal-directed therapy combined with glucocorticoid can enhance the cellular immune function of patients with septic shock, reduce the systemic inflammatory reaction and improve the prognosis.

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