SESSION TITLE: Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Slide
PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 05:15 PM - 06:15 PM
PURPOSE: To determine if specific and/or total number of organ dysfunctions are predictive of severe sepsis outcomes.
METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of patients with severe sepsis/septic shock who were admitted through the emergency department between 3/1/07-10/1/14. Patients were identified based on clinical definitions for severe sepsis/septic shock and/or ICD9 codes. Inclusion criteria required the following for each patient: ≥18 years of age, diagnosis of infection, antimicrobial administration, organ dysfunction, length of stay (LOS), and discharge disposition. Specific organ dysfunction sites (ODS) included CNS, lung, kidney, bone marrow, liver, cardiovascular, and lactic acidosis. Regression modeling was used to determine if a correlation existed between the number of ODS and multiple outcomes.