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Journal:   TEHRAN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL JOURNAL (TUMJ)   2004 , Volume 62 , Number 7; Page(s) 605 To 610.
 
Paper: 

SEPTIC SHOCK AND ITS RISK FACTORS IMAM KHOMEINI HOSPITAL, 1995-2001

 
 
Author(s):  ABDI LIALI Z., RASOULINEZHAD MEHRNAZ, REZAEI A.
 
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Abstract: 

Introduction: septic shock is one of the most important modifiable causes of death in the world. Underlying diseases predispose patients to sepsis and septic shock are numerous and special attention should be devoted to assessment of any underlying disorders to modify the outcome. So we decided to investigate the frequency of the underlying or predisposing disorders in patients with septic shock.
Material and Methods: Over 7 years (1995-2001), in a case - series study, we collected clinical and laboratory data of 41 patients with septic shock and determined frequency of some risk factors and underling conditions.
Results: The most frequency Ages was between 60-69 years old and septic shock was more frequent in females than males (56%), urinary catheter was the most invasive instrument in our patients. The mortality rate was 55% and most frequency origin of infection was gastrointestinal tract (31%). Most of patients had no underling diseases.
Conclusions: Despite the availability of new antibiotics, mortality of septic shock was high, so efforts should be directed toward early diagnosis and appropriate management of these patents. Effective management of underlying disease in sepsis is critical for treatment of septic shock as the prevention is the management.

 
Keyword(s): SEPSIS, SEPTIC SHOCK, RISK FACTORS
 
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