Arterial blood gas as a prognostic indicator in patients with sepsis.
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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]).
- Mukherjee, S; Das, S; Mukherjee, S; Ghosh, PS; Bhattacharya, S
- July 2020
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- 38 / 3 & 4
Start / End Page
- 457 - 460
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