Clinical profile of septic shock patients in a tertiary care hospital

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Henna Naqash and Parvaiz Ahmad Shah

Background: This study was conducted to look for the clinical profile including the patterns of morbidities, comorbidities & mortality patterns in septic shock patients admitted in our hospital in a developing country. The objective is to study their clinical profile in a tertiary care hospital associated with Government Medical College Srinagar, in India.
Material And Methods: In this study, all those patients who were admitted in our medicine ward in Sri Maharaja Hari Singh hospital [SMHS] (associated hospital of Government Medical College, Srinagar) with septic shock in our ward over a period of 6 months were studied using the criteria provided by the SCCM/ACCP (Society of Critical Care Medicine / American College of Chest Physicians). A total of 70 patients were admitted during these 6 months with septic shock. Patients were studied for their presenting complaints, comorbidities, diagnoses, residence and gender distribution. APACHE II and SOFA scores were calculated in all patients.
Results: A total of 70 patients were admitted with septic shock in our ward during these 6 months. Out of these, 68.57% patients expired. Males were 57.14% and females 42.85%. Most common source of infection was respiratory followed by urinary tract. Most common comorbidity was hypertension followed by diabetes mellitus and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Conclusion: The most common source of infection leading to septic shock in our patients is infection from respiratory followed by urinary tract.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijcar.2017.8147.1298