Should Antipyretic Therapy Be Given Routinely to Febrile Patients in Septic Shock?

In this month's podcast, Nicholas M. Mohr, MD, and Anne M. Drewry, MD debate their Point/Counterpoint editorials with CHEST Podcast Editor, D. Kyle Hogarth, MD, FCCP. Dr. Mohr argues that the sickest patients do not tolerate fever well and that temperature management should be used. Dr. Drewry counters that there are risks involved with antipyretic therapies and that there is little convincing evidence to indicate that fever adversely affects outcomes in septic patients.

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