Septic shock as a predictor of mortality in bacteremia caused by coagulase-negative staphylococci.


TOPELI A., Unal S., HAYRAN M., AKALIN H.

European journal of clinical microbiology & infectious diseases : official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology, vol.16, no.6, pp.411-6, 1997 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf02471904
  • Journal Name: European journal of clinical microbiology & infectious diseases : official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.411-6

Abstract

Fifty episodes of bacteremia caused by coagulase-negative staphylococci at Hacettepe University Hospital over a five-year period were reviewed to evaluate the factors influencing the prognosis, Overall mortality and mortality due to bacteremia were 36% and 24%, respectively Septic shock was determined to be the only factor adversely influencing mortality in both univariate and multivariate analyses. Age, sex, duration of hospitalization, origin of infection, underlying disease, presence of central intravascular or urinary catheters, and prior antibiotic therapy were not statistically significant parameters in predicting septic shock.