Marie K Jessen

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OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to validate a previously published clinical decision rule for predicting a positive blood culture in emergency department (ED) patients with suspected infection on the basis of major and minor criteria and a total score (Shapiro et al., J Emerg Med, 2008; 35:255-264). METHODS This is a retrospective matched cohort(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to validate the association between number of organ dysfunctions and mortality in emergency department (ED) patients with suspected infection. METHODS This study was conducted at two medical care center EDs. The internal validation set was a prospective cohort study conducted in Boston, USA. The external validation set(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to identify predictors of ICU transfer or death within 48 h obtainable within 4 h of admission in emergency department (ED) patients with suspected infection. PATIENTS AND METHODS This was a nested case-control study based on a prospective cohort of adult patients admitted to the ED at Aarhus University Hospital, in(More)
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