Susana Sancho

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PURPOSE The purpose of the study was to determine the independent risk factors on mortality in patients with community-acquired severe sepsis and septic shock. METHODS A single-site prospective cohort study was carried out in a medical-surgical intensive care unit in an academic tertiary care center. One hundred twelve patients with community-acquired(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the occurrence of inadequate antimicrobial therapy among critically ill patients with bacteremia and the factors associated with it, to identify the microorganisms that received inadequate antimicrobial treatment, and to determine the relationship between inadequate treatment and patients outcome. METHODS From June 1995 to January(More)
The aims of this study were to compare the clinical and microbiological characteristics from patients with polymicrobial bloodstream infections (BSI) to those from patients with monomicrobial BSI and to determine their influence on the prognosis. A prospective study was conducted on 371 nosocomial BSI in an intensive care unit (ICU). Seventy-five (20.2%) of(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe euthyroid sick syndrome (ESS) and its different clinical variants in severe acute illness. DESIGN This prospective cohort study examined hormone results and outcome for patients admitted to our intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS In this heterogeneous group of 108 patients from our ICU we analyzed the prevalence of ESS and its(More)
Methods During a year and a half period (January 2013 to July 2014), all NVANP severe sepsis and septic shock consecutively patients in a teaching hospital with sepsis unit were prospectively evaluated, Clinical and microbiological variables were recorded. A univariate analysis was performed to define the factors associated with global mortality (SPSS(More)
Methods During an two years period, severe sepsis and septic shock patients detected in a teaching hospital were prospectively evaluated, Clinical and microbiological variables and process indicators such as delay of lactate extraction, inadequate empirical antibiotic treatment (IEAT) rates and antibiotic administration were recorded. Mortality rates, % of(More)
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