This Week in PLOS

An updated version of a model that uses patient age and five blood protein biomarkers can differentiate between children with septic shock who are at high- or low-risk of mortality, according to a new analysis appearing in PLOS One. Researchers from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital and elsewhere tested their Pediatric Sepsis Biomarker Risk Model (PERSEVERE) on 182 one-year-old to 13-year-old children treated for septic shock at various intensive care units.

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