Clinico-microbiological profile and outcomes of nosocomial sepsis in an Indian tertiary care hospital – a prospective cohort study.

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Clinico-microbiological profile and outcomes of nosocomial sepsis in an Indian tertiary care hospital - a prospective cohort study.

Pathog Glob Health. 2015 Jul 17;:2047773215Y0000000026

Authors: Saravu K, Prasad M, Eshwara VK, Mukhopadhayay C

Abstract
BACKGROUND: Nosocomial infections are linked to rising morbidity and mortality worldwide. We sought to investigate the pattern of nosocomial sepsis, device usage, risk factors for mortality and the antimicrobial resistance pattern of the causative organisms in medical intensive care units (ICUs) in an Indian tertiary care hospital.
METHODS: We conducted a single-centre based prospective cohort study in four medical ICUs and patients who developed features of sepsis 48 hours after admission to the ICUs were included. Patients' demographics, indwelling device usage, microbiological culture reports, drug resistance patterns and the outcomes were recorded. The Acute Physiology Age Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) III score and the relative risk of variables contributing towards non recovery were calculated.
RESULTS: Pneumonia (49%) was the commonest nosocomial infection resulting in sepsis, followed by urosepsis (21.8%), bloodstream infection (BSI) (10.3%) and catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) (5%). Sixty three percent of the Acinetobacter baumannii and 64.4% of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa were multidrug-resistant (MDR). Seventy percent of the Klebsiella pneumoniae were extended spectrum beta-lactamase producers and 7.4% were resistant to carbapenems. Forty three percent of the Staphylococcus aureus were methicillin-resistant S. aureus. Resistance to carbapenems was 35.2% in this study. High APACHE III scores (P = 0.006 by unpaired t-test) and chronic kidney disease (P = 0.023) were significantly associated with non-recovery.
CONCLUSIONS: A high degree of multidrug resistance was observed among both Gram-positive and -negative organisms in nosocomial sepsis patients. Carbapenem resistance was a common occurrence. Chronic kidney disease and high APACHE III scores were significantly associated with non-recovery. Male gender and sepsis leading to cardiovascular failure were the independent predictors of mortality.

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