Poor timing and failure of source control are risk factors for mortality in critically ill patients with secondary peritonitis.

Last updated on 12-12-2022 by Koen Blot

Peer reviewed scientific article




PURPOSE: To describe data on epidemiology, microbiology, clinical characteristics and outcome of adult patients admitted in the intensive care unit (ICU) with secondary peritonitis, with special emphasis on antimicrobial therapy and source control. METHODS: Post hoc analysis of a multicenter observational study (Abdominal Sepsis Study, AbSeS) including 2621 adult ICU patients with intra-abdominal infection in 306 ICUs from 42 countries. Time-till-source control intervention was calculated as from time of diagnosis and classified into ‘emergency’ (< 2 h), ‘urgent’ (2-6 h), an…

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