Sepsis in internal wards: results of an Italian multicenter prospective study

Submitted: 13 October 2016
Accepted: 20 October 2016
Published: 15 December 2016
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Sepsis is a frequent inflammatory disease with a high mortality and morbidity rate. Most of the data about epidemiology, management and prognosis of patients with sepsis came mainly from studies conducted within Intensive Care Units (ICUs). A consistent number of studies suggest that a proportion of patients with sepsis and severe sepsis are admitted to internal medicine units, and not transferred to an ICU. In this article, we presented the data of an Italian study, a multicenter study, evaluating consecutive patients, with an objective diagnosis of sepsis treated in internal medicine units.

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Matteo Giorgi-Pierfranceschi, Emergency Department, Hospital of Val d'Arda, AUSL Piacenza

Head of Emenrgency Department

Hospital of Val d'Arda

AUSL di Piacenza

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Giorgi-Pierfranceschi, M., & Dentali, F. (2016). Sepsis in internal wards: results of an Italian multicenter prospective study. Italian Journal of Medicine, 10(4), 272–274. https://doi.org/10.4081/itjm.2016.791

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