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Managing sepsis--a common cause of geriatric death.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3949167     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Consider where the patient acquired the infection--in the community or the hospital. Gram-negative sepsis that develops after admission to a hospital or extended-care facility is likely to be caused by multiply-resistant organisms. Lack of fever does not reliably exclude sepsis in elderly patients. Among 27 afebrile patients found to have bacteremia-fungemia, diagnosis was made in one-third only after blood cultures were drawn, and almost one-half were already receiving antibiotics.
C L Besch; C V Sanders
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Geriatrics     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0016-867X     ISO Abbreviation:  Geriatrics     Publication Date:  1986 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-04-23     Completed Date:  1986-04-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985102R     Medline TA:  Geriatrics     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-7, 60-2, 65-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
Catheters, Indwelling / adverse effects
Creatinine / metabolism
Cross Infection / epidemiology
Disease Susceptibility
Gram-Negative Bacteria / isolation & purification
Middle Aged
Sepsis / drug therapy*,  epidemiology,  etiology,  mortality
United States
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 60-27-5/Creatinine

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