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Effect of organ failure on outcomes in neutropenic sepsis
© Bareisiene and Kapoor 2011
- Published: 1 March 2011
- Blood Culture
- Organ Failure
- Haematological Malignancy
- Neutrophil Count
- Ventilator Support
The objective was to assess correlation between organ failure and outcomes in patients admitted with neutropenic sepsis to an adult ICU in a district general hospital.
Retrospective data were collected for admissions with neutropenic sepsis to the ICU over a 3-year period. The Ward Watcher electronic system was used to collect data on the level of organ support on the ICU. Outcomes assessed were 30-day and 1-year mortality.
Our data suggest a significant mortality in mechanically ventilated patients with neutropenic sepsis. This rises to 100% if two or more organs are supported, especially if one of them is the kidney. Early recognition and intervention to prevent progression to multiorgan failure is paramount to improve outcomes.
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