Effect of treatment applied in sepsis on intensive care unit and hospital stay: how effective are albumin/steroid/vasopressor agents?


Kayaaltı S. , Kayaaltı Ö.

Ain-Shams Journal of Anesthesiology, vol.13, no.13, pp.1-9, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 13
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s42077-021-00132-y
  • Title of Journal : Ain-Shams Journal of Anesthesiology
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-9
  • Keywords: Critical care, Intensive care unit, Length of stay, Risk factors, Sepsis

Abstract

Background: The incidence and prevalence of sepsis have increased in recent years and it is the most common cause of intensive care admission. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of albumin, steroid, and vasopressor agents and other possible factors on the duration of intensive care unit and hospital stay in sepsis patients. Open access data set obtained from Tohoku Sepsis Registry database was used. Four hundred sixty-two patients admitted to intensive care unit with the diagnosis of sepsis were divided into four groups according to their intensive care unit (<= 5 or > 5 days) and hospital length of stay (<= 24 or > 24 days). Demographic data, vital signs, laboratory values, mechanical ventilation requirement, and treatment protocols such as albumin, steroid, and vasopressor agent use were used in the evaluation of the groups.