Evaluation of Treatment Responses and Failures of Intensive Care Unit Acquired Blood Stream Infections


Gaygisiz Ü., Aeman D.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND DIAGNOSTIC RESEARCH, vol.13, no.4, 2019 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.7860/jcdr/2019/36391.12793
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND DIAGNOSTIC RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Academic Search Premier, EMBASE, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: Cohort study, Critical care, Mortality, Sepsis, Treatment failure, CRITICALLY-ILL PATIENTS, EMPIRIC ANTIBIOTIC-THERAPY, NOSOCOMIAL BACTEREMIA, RISK-FACTORS, ANTIMICROBIAL TREATMENT, MORTALITY, APPROPRIATE, OUTCOMES, IMPACT, SEPSIS
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Introduction: Blood Stream Infections (BSI) are the second or the third most common infections acquired in Intensive Care Units (ICU) following pulmonary infections. Risk factors likely to affect response to treatment in BSI's have been investigated in several studies. However, there have not been any studies in which the predictors of treatment failures have been evaluated to this extent.