Incidence of severe sepsis and septic shock in German intensive care units: the prospective, multicentre INSEP study

Incidence of severe sepsis and septic shock in German intensive care units: the prospective,... Purpose: To estimate the incidence density, point prevalence and outcome of severe sepsis and septic shock in Ger- man intensive care units (ICUs). Methods: In a prospective, multicentre, longitudinal observational study, all patients already on the ICU at 0:00 on 4 November 2013 and all patients admitted to a participating ICU between 0:00 on 4 November 2013 and 2359 hours on 1 December 2013 were included. The patients were followed up for the occurrence of severe sepsis or septic shock (SEPSIS-1 definitions) during their ICU stay. Results: A total of 11,883 patients from 133 ICUs at 95 German hospitals were included in the study, of whom 1503 (12.6 %) were diagnosed with severe sepsis or septic shock. In 860 cases (57.2 %) the infections were of nosocomial origin. The point prevalence was 17.9 % (95 % CI 16.3–19.7).The calculated incidence rate of severe sepsis or septic shock was 11.64 (95 % CI 10.51–12.86) per 1000 ICU days. ICU mortality in patients with severe sepsis/septic shock was 34.3 %, compared with 6 % in those without sepsis. Total hospital mortality of patients with severe sepsis or septic shock was 40.4 %. Classification of the septic shock patients using the new http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Intensive Care Medicine Springer Journals

Incidence of severe sepsis and septic shock in German intensive care units: the prospective, multicentre INSEP study

Intensive Care Medicine , Volume 42 (12) – Sep 29, 2016
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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Copyright © 2016 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg and ESICM
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Intensive / Critical Care Medicine; Anesthesiology; Emergency Medicine; Pneumology/Respiratory System; Pain Medicine; Pediatrics
ISSN
0342-4642
eISSN
1432-1238
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00134-016-4504-3
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Abstract

Purpose: To estimate the incidence density, point prevalence and outcome of severe sepsis and septic shock in Ger- man intensive care units (ICUs). Methods: In a prospective, multicentre, longitudinal observational study, all patients already on the ICU at 0:00 on 4 November 2013 and all patients admitted to a participating ICU between 0:00 on 4 November 2013 and 2359 hours on 1 December 2013 were included. The patients were followed up for the occurrence of severe sepsis or septic shock (SEPSIS-1 definitions) during their ICU stay. Results: A total of 11,883 patients from 133 ICUs at 95 German hospitals were included in the study, of whom 1503 (12.6 %) were diagnosed with severe sepsis or septic shock. In 860 cases (57.2 %) the infections were of nosocomial origin. The point prevalence was 17.9 % (95 % CI 16.3–19.7).The calculated incidence rate of severe sepsis or septic shock was 11.64 (95 % CI 10.51–12.86) per 1000 ICU days. ICU mortality in patients with severe sepsis/septic shock was 34.3 %, compared with 6 % in those without sepsis. Total hospital mortality of patients with severe sepsis or septic shock was 40.4 %. Classification of the septic shock patients using the new

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Intensive Care MedicineSpringer Journals

Published: Sep 29, 2016

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