Is nosocomial Escherichia coli bacteremia a predictive risk factor for mortality?
Tuon, Felipe F., Rocha, Jaime L., Guadagnin, Fernanda A., Alves, Marcia S.
Braz J Infect Dis
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The objective of this study was to determine risk factors associated with mortality in patients with nosocomial Escherichia coli bacteremia from January 2009 to January 2011. In a retrospective study the medical records of 88 patients over 18 years with nosocomial bacteremia caused by E. coli were analyzed. In univariate analysis several risk factors, including chronic renal failure, altered mental status, leukocytosis, and higher Charlson index of comorbidities were associated with mortality. In multivariate analysis only altered mental status remained independently associated with mortality. Mental confusion can be a risk factor for mortality in patients with E. coli bacteremia.
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