Sepsis and Septic Shock

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About the Case Presentation

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to an infection causes widespread inflammation, leading to tissue damage, organ failure, and potentially death. It occurs when chemicals released into the bloodstream to combat infection trigger inflammatory responses throughout the body. Septic shock, a severe and often fatal subset of sepsis, is characterized by a significant drop in blood pressure that does not respond adequately to fluid replacement, resulting in inadequate blood flow and oxygen delivery to organs. This can lead to multi-organ failure and requires prompt medical intervention, including antibiotics, intravenous fluids, and medications to support blood pressure and organ function. Early recognition and treatment are critical to improving outcomes for patients with sepsis and septic shock.

About the Speaker

Dr. M. Venkata Sravani

Dr. M. Venkata Sravani

Consultant, Critical Care Medicine, AIG Hospitals, Hyderabad

Dr. M.V. Sravani is a distinguished consultant in critical care medicine at AIG Hospitals, Gachibowli, Hyderabad. She completed her MBBS at M N R Medical College & Hospital and pursued her MD in Anaesthesia from PGIMER, Chandigarh. Furthering her specialization, she obtained a DM in Critical Care Medicine from Dayanand Medical College and Hospital. Dr. Sravani is also an active faculty member in the DrNB teaching programme at AIG Hospitals.

Her professional journey is marked by active participation in numerous prestigious conferences, where she has not only attended but also presented, earning recognition for her work. Notably, she won first prize for an oral case report presentation at the 12th Annual Perioperative and Critical Care Echocardiography workshop in PGIMER, Chandigarh. She has presented at various significant forums, including the ISCCM CRITICARE conferences, the World Conference on COVID and Critical Care, and the Euro-Asia conference by ESICM and ISCCM.

In addition to her clinical and teaching responsibilities, Dr. Sravani has made significant contributions to medical literature. Her publications include research on tracheal intubation practices in trauma victims, volume assessment in interrupted inferior vena cava, and percutaneous tracheostomy during the COVID-19 era, as well as a study on the effect of dobutamine on renal resistive index in septic shock patients. Dr. Sravani’s dedication to her field, along with her excellent interpersonal and communication skills, underscores her commitment to advancing critical care medicine and educating the next generation of medical professionals.