Predictive scoring model of mortality in Gram-negative bloodstream infection.

  title={Predictive scoring model of mortality in Gram-negative bloodstream infection.},
  author={Majdi N. Al-Hasan and Brian D. Lahr and Jeanette E. Eckel-Passow and Larry Baddour},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  volume={19 10},
Mortality is a well-recognized complication of Gram-negative bloodstream infection (BSI). The aim of this study was to develop a model to predict mortality in patients with Gram-negative BSI by using the Pitt bacteraemia score (PBS) and other clinical and laboratory variables. A cohort of 683 unique adult patients who were followed for at least 28 days after admission to Mayo Clinic Hospitals with Gram-negative BSI from 1 January 2001 to 31 October 2006 and who received clinically predefined… CONTINUE READING
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