Outcome of bacteraemia in patients admitted to the adult medical wards of the UKM Hospital

Petrick @ Ramesh K Periyasamy, N. C T Kong, Nordiah Awg. Jalil, I. K S Cheong, Azmi Mohd. Tamil, Petrick Periyasamy

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Abstract

The clinical outcome of bacteraemic patients is influenced by many factors. It is vital to know one's own local hospital epidemiological data so as to provide optimal care to the affected patients. This was a prospective, observational study carried out in the said patient population over a period of four months in the year 2005. One hundred and ninety one patients presented with bacteraemia over the study period. Fifty-two (27%) of the patients died. Mechanical ventilation, inappropriate empirical antibiotic usage, Chinese ethnicity and low serum albumin levels independently affected prognosis. These factors should alert physicians to those patients who require more intensive monitoring and care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-334
Number of pages6
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume62
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007

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Keywords

  • Bacteraemia
  • Blood culture positive
  • Outcome
  • Risk factors

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  • Medicine(all)

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Outcome of bacteraemia in patients admitted to the adult medical wards of the UKM Hospital. / K Periyasamy, Petrick @ Ramesh; Kong, N. C T; Awg. Jalil, Nordiah; Cheong, I. K S; Mohd. Tamil, Azmi; Periyasamy, Petrick.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 62, No. 4, 10.2007, p. 329-334.

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