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HERDIN Record #: PCHRDPC960151 Submitted: 16 May 2007 Modified: 05 September 2017

Sepsis profile among patients in a tertiary care hospital.

Ma. Lourdes Villa,
Emilia Baleva,
Dionisio Tiu,
Remedios Coronel

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OBJECTIVE: The clinical problem of sepsis remains an important and growing issue. This study aims to evaluate the incidence as to age, sex, clinical manifestation, cause as to infection site, risk factors as to underlying disease and microorganism involved in sepsis between surviving and non-surviving patients with findings of positive blood cultures.
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, Descriptive
SETTING: St. Luke's Medical Center PATIENTS: Patients (18 years and above) fulfilling the criteria of sepsis from whom blood was drawn for culture yielding significant results.
RESULTS: Included in the study were thirty-six patients: eighteen survivors and eighteen non-survivors. The respiratory tract (60%) was the predominant infection site, most were community acquired. Neoplasm (29%) was the predominant underlying disease. Majority of the bacteremia were associated with gram negative microorganisms (83%), predominantly Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Among our survivors, ten patients had no complications (55%). Complications included were septic shock, adult respiratory distress syndrome and acute renal failure. Mortality was fifty percent.
CONCLUSION: No significant correlation was noted as to age, sex, clinical manifestation and outcome. Most common infection site was respiratory. Neoplasms were the most common underlying disease. Majority of bacteremia noted were associated with gram negative microorganism.


Publication Type
Publication Sub Type
Journal Article, Original
St. Luke's Medical Journal
Publication Date
July-December 1995
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