Retrospective Evaluation of Positive Blood Culture of Bacteremic Cases With Fatal Outcome

Creative Commons License

Kalin-Unuvar G., Cetinkaya F., Ture-Yuce Z., Ulu-Kilic A.

KLIMIK JOURNAL, vol.33, no.3, pp.281-285, 2020 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/kd.2020.57
  • Journal Name: KLIMIK JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.281-285
  • Keywords: Blood culture, empirical treatment
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Bloodstream infection (BSI) is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality associated with sepsis in the world. The aim of this retrospective study is to investigate positive blood cultures in adult patients with fatal outcome, and to evaluate the results of their blood cultures, the etiology of bacteremia and whether they received appropriate antimicrobial therapy or not.