Bacteremic sepsis in intensive care: temporal trends in incidence, organ dysfunction, and prognosis.

@article{Hugonnet2003BacteremicSI,
  title={Bacteremic sepsis in intensive care: temporal trends in incidence, organ dysfunction, and prognosis.},
  author={St{\'e}phane Hugonnet and Stephan Harbarth and Karin Ferri{\`e}re and Bara Ricou and Peter Suter and Didier Pittet},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={390-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether changes have occurred at our center in the incidence, patterns of organ dysfunctions, prognostic factors, and case-fatality rate of bacteremic sepsis. DESIGN Retrospective comparative study (1984-1988 vs. 1994-1997). SETTING University hospital surgical intensive care unit. PATIENTS A total of 372 critically ill patients with sepsis and positive blood cultures. INTERVENTION None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS In the 1984-1988 study, 176 patients… CONTINUE READING
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