The systemic inflammatory response syndrome as a predictor of bacteraemia and outcome from sepsis.

@article{Jones1996TheSI,
  title={The systemic inflammatory response syndrome as a predictor of bacteraemia and outcome from sepsis.},
  author={Graeme R Jones and Jonathan Lowes},
  journal={QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians},
  year={1996},
  volume={89 7},
  pages={515-22}
}
Criteria defining the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) were used to assess prospectively 270 clinical episodes in which blood cultures were taken from patients in general medicine. SIRS, severe sepsis and septic shock occurred in 149 (55%), 13 (5%) and 9 (3%) episodes, respectively. However, evidence of organ hypoperfusion indicating severe sepsis was recorded as sought in only 26% of episodes of SIRS. Crude mortality at 28 days increased sequentially as more SIRS criteria were… CONTINUE READING
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