Inadequate Source Control and Inappropriate Antibiotics are Key Determinants of Mortality in Patients with Intra-Abdominal Sepsis and Associated Bacteremia.

@article{Tellor2015InadequateSC,
  title={Inadequate Source Control and Inappropriate Antibiotics are Key Determinants of Mortality in Patients with Intra-Abdominal Sepsis and Associated Bacteremia.},
  author={Bethany R. Tellor and Lee P. Skrupky and William J. Symons and Eric High and Scott T. Micek and John E. Mazuski},
  journal={Surgical infections},
  year={2015},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={785-93}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with intra-abdominal sepsis and associated bacteremia have a high mortality rate. However, outcomes studies in this population are limited, in part because of the small numbers of such patients. The objective of this study was to describe characteristics of critically ill patients with secondary blood stream infection (BSI) of intra-abdominal origin and identify predictors of mortality. METHODS This retrospective, single-center study evaluated patients admitted between… CONTINUE READING
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