A recent retrospective analysis found that most patients with sepsis acquired it before ICU admission; however, patients who acquired sepsis in ICU the had worse outcomes. Sepsis was identified in around 60% of emergency ICU admissions, based on the Sepsis-3 operational criteria for sepsis.
The cohort used a broad range of antibiotics, and researchers found high reliance on broad- and extended-spectrum antibiotics. Compared with emergency patients admitted without a sepsis diagnosis, patients admitted with sepsis without shock had better survival rates; however, patients with septic shock had significantly worse outcomes. Overall mortality rates for ICU patients with sepsis were consistent with previous research.
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Cite this: Richard H. Sinert. Rapid Review: Sepsis - Medscape - Apr 08, 2022.