Sepsis is frequent in initially non-critical hypotensive emergency department patients and is associated with increased mortality.

Affiliation

Emergency Department, Erasme University Hospital, Lennik street 808, B-1070 Brussels, Belgium. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Hypotension, defined as a mean arterial pressure of maximum 70 mmHg, is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The objective of this study was to determine in initially non-critical hypotensive adult patients the proportion of sepsis and if septic patients had different outcome and clinical factors than non-septic patients.

Keywords

Emergency department,Hypotension,SOFA score,Sepsis,

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