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Volume 3 Supplement 1

ESICM LIVES 2015

  • Poster presentation
  • Open Access

Long-term mortality of patients with sepsis is worse than that of non-septic

  • 1,
  • 1 and
  • 2
Intensive Care Medicine Experimental20153 (Suppl 1) :A879

https://doi.org/10.1186/2197-425X-3-S1-A879

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Keywords

  • Public Health
  • Mortality Rate
  • High Mortality
  • Activity Daily
  • Severe Sepsis

Introduction

Long-term outcomes of septic patients are poorly studied.

Objectives

Our goal is to determine the rate of mortality and quality of life (QOL) after 2 years of patients with severe sepsis and compare to non-septic patients.

Methods

Prospective cohort of 1219 patients of 2 mixed ICU. Patients were followed for 24 months after ICU discharge. We evaluated mortality and quality of life by Karnofsky scale and ADL (Activities Daily Living).

Results

Septic patients (n = 442) had higher mortality rate than non-septic (n = 777) in the ICU (41.6 vs. 13.6%, p < 0.0001), and after two years (74.8 vs. 42.3%, p < 0.0001) - Figure. The QOL of septic patients was lower than the non-septic at ICU admission and after two years. (1) Karnofsky pre-ICU 84 ± 11 vs. 88 ± 16 (p = 0.02), after 2 years: 76 ± 19 vs. 82 ± 17 (p = 0,007); ADL pré-ICU 26 ± 10 vs. 28 ± 7 (p = 0.014), after 2 years 22 ± 11 vs. 25 ± 10 (p = 0.011).

Conclusions

Patients suffering an episode of severe sepsis have increased mortality as compared with non-septic.

Figure 1

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
PPG Ciências Pneumológicas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
(2)
Clínica Médica, Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil

References

  1. Factors influencing physical functional status in intensive care unit survivors two years after discharge. BMC Anesthesiology. Edited by: Haas et al. 2013, 13: 11-10.1186/1471-2253-13-11.Google Scholar

Copyright

© Friedman et al.; 2015

This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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