Systemic inflammatory response syndrome, sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock: Incidence, morbidities and outcomes in surgical ICU patients

@article{Pittet1995SystemicIR,
  title={Systemic inflammatory response syndrome, sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock: Incidence, morbidities and outcomes in surgical ICU patients},
  author={Didier Pittet and Sigfrido Rangel-Frausto and Dr. N. Li and Deborah Tarara and M D Costigan and Lasse Rempe and P. Jebson and Richard P. Wenzel},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={21},
  pages={302-309}
}
To determine the incidence of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), sepsis and severe sepsis in surgical ICU patients and define patient characteristics associated with their acquisition and outcome. One-month prospective study of critically ill patients with a 28 day in-hospital follow up. Surgical intensive care unit (SICU) at a tertiary care institution. All patients (n=170) admitted to the SICU between April 1 and April 30, 1992 were prospectively followed for 28 days. Daily… CONTINUE READING

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