Incidence and outcome of sepsis in Japanese intensive care units: The Japanese nosocomial infection surveillance system.

@article{Suka2006IncidenceAO,
  title={Incidence and outcome of sepsis in Japanese intensive care units: The Japanese nosocomial infection surveillance system.},
  author={Machi Suka and Katsumi Yoshida and Jun Takezawa},
  journal={Environmental health and preventive medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={11 6},
  pages={298-303}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the incidence of sepsis in Japanese intensive care units (ICUs) and to evaluate the impact of sepsis on mortality and length of stay (LOS). METHODS Using the JANIS database for the period between June 2002 and June 2004, 21,895 eligible patients aged ≥16 years, hospitalized in 28 participating ICUs for ≥24 hours, were monitored until ICU discharge. Adjusted hazard ratio (HR) with 95% confidence interval (CI) for the incidence of sepsis was calculated using Cox's… CONTINUE READING

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