Arterial blood gas as a prognostic indicator in patients with sepsis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Abnormal arterial blood gas (ABG) among patients with sepsis is an important prognostic indicator. All-cause mortality was the highest among patients with respiratory acidosis (4/9 = 44.4%), followed by those having metabolic acidosis (3/8 = 37.5%). Median length of hospital and intensive care unit stay was 15.75 days and 6.25 days for those with abnormal ABG and 11 and 3.5 days among those with normal ABG. Median health-care expenditure at the time of discharge or death of the patient was the highest in patients with respiratory acidosis ($14,473) and least in patients with normal ABG ($3,384) (average expenditure among patients with abnormal ABG was [$10,059]).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mukherjee, S; Das, S; Mukherjee, S; Ghosh, PS; Bhattacharya, S

Published Date

  • July 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 / 3 & 4

Start / End Page

  • 457 - 460

PubMed ID

  • 33154263

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1998-3646

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0255-0857

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.4103/ijmm.ijmm_19_478


  • eng