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CLINICAL MEDICINE
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 102-103

Clinical profile of surgical patients in severe sepsis in ICU setting in a tertiary care armed forces hospital


1 Resident, Department of Surgery, INHS Asvini, Mumbai 400 005, India
2 Graded Specialist, Department of Surgery, INHS Asvini, Mumbai 400 005, India
3 Senior Advisor, Surgery & Reconstructive Surgery & HOD, Department of Surgery, INHS Asvini, Mumbai 400 005, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0975-3605.203198

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Sepsis is a major challenge in Surgical ICUs. The burden on financial resources incurred by sepsis patients is enormous. Therefore, it is necessary to prognosticate and assess the utility of surgical interventions in such patients. We carried out a prospective observational study in the surgical ICU of a tertiary care armed forces hospital over a period of 2 years and found that the commonest source of infection in severe sepsis was intra-abdominal, APACHE II was a reliable prognosticating score and that surgical intervention for source control improved mortality considerably.


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