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Infection and related sepsis leading cause of death in noncardiac-ICUs

Infection and related sepsis/septicemia are the leading cause of death in noncardiac-ICUs, accounting for as many as 60% of deaths.

Vincent J, Rello J, Marshall J, Silva E, et al. International Study of the Prevalence and Outcomes of Infection in Intensive Care Units. JAMA. 2009; 302(21): 2323-9. http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=184963

Reference

Title
International Study of the Prevalence and Outcomes of Infection in Intensive Care Units
Publication
JAMA
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Vincent J, Rello J, Marshall J, Silva E, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 302, Issue 21
Pages
2323-9
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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