Epidemiology of sepsis in intensive care units in Turkey: a multicenter, point-prevalence study


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BAYKARA Z. N., AKALIN E. H., ARSLANTAŞ M. K., HANCI V., ÇAĞLAYAN Ç., Kahveci F., ...More

CRITICAL CARE, vol.22, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s13054-018-2013-1
  • Journal Name: CRITICAL CARE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Intensive care, Sepsis, Carbapenem resistance, Point prevalence, Turkey, SEPTIC SHOCK, RISK-FACTORS, HOSPITAL MORTALITY, PATIENT MORTALITY, INFECTION, STATES, DEFINITIONS, OUTCOMES, ORGANISMS, TRENDS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: The prevalence and mortality of sepsis are largely unknown in Turkey, a country with high antibiotic resistance. A national, multicenter, point-prevalence study was conducted to determine the prevalence, causative microorganisms, and outcome of sepsis in intensive care units (ICUs) in Turkey.