IMPACT OF TIME TO ANTIBIOTICS ON MORTALITY IN SEVERE SEPSIS AND SEPTIC SHOCK


Savran Y., Duran Y., Comert B.

ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, vol.32, no.1, pp.17-22, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.19193/0393-6384_2016_1_02
  • Journal Name: ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.17-22
  • Keywords: sepsis, severe sepsis, septic shock, antibiotherapy, mortality, RISK-FACTORS, EPIDEMIOLOGY, MANAGEMENT, THERAPY, SURVIVAL
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Introduction: Severe sepsis and septic shock are associated with high mortality. Antibiotherapy must be started as early as possible since it seems to be the most important factor determining survival. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the time intervals between diagnosis and first dose of antibiotherapy and its impact on mortality in severe sepsis and septic shock patients.