Gender differences in mortality in patients with severe sepsis or septic shock.

  title={Gender differences in mortality in patients with severe sepsis or septic shock.},
  author={Anthony P. Pietropaoli and Laurent G. Glance and David Oakes and Susan Gross Fisher},
  journal={Gender medicine},
  volume={7 5},
BACKGROUND Although the incidence of sepsis is higher in men than in women, it is controversial whether there are sex-based differences in sepsis-associated mortality. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that hospital mortality is higher in males compared with females with severe sepsis/septic shock who require intensive care. METHODS This was a retrospective cohort study of intensive care unit (ICU) patients hospitalized (in 98 ICUs in 71 US hospitals and 4 Canadian… CONTINUE READING
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