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A retrospective single-center study with patients with suspected sepsis admitted to the Emergency Department at Södersjukhuset during a period of two years. The aim is to describe the association between adherence to treatment guidelines, gender, incidence and mortality for patients with sepsis.
In this single-center study, patients with suspected sepsis admitted to the Emergency Department at Södersjukhuset during a period of two years will be included. About 11,000 patients will be included. Patient data including described sepsis symptoms will be drawn from the electronic medical record, TakeCare and Clinisoft. Logistic regression analysis will adjust for age, gender, comorbidity according to Charlson score, vital signs, with preliminary focus of infection (pneumonia, urinary tract infection, abdominal, other, unknown). The Surviving Sepsis guidelines for the time period are: 3-hour bundle including lactate measurement, obtaining blood culture, fluid treatment if hypotensive and administration of broad-spectrum antibiotics. The 6-hour bundles with administration of vasopressors if needed, remeasure lactate if elevated, with persistent hypotension re-asses volume status and tissue perfusion. Time zero is defined as the admission time to the emergency department. The aim is to describe the association between adherence to treatment guidelines, gender, incidence and mortality for patients with sepsis.
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-08-19T19:46:45-0400
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