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Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río

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GUILLEN CANOVAS, Ana Mercedes et al. Hospital outreach to the community: repercussion on sepsis morbidity and mortality. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.6, pp.15-25. ISSN 1561-3194.

Introduction: Sepsis constitutes a worldwide health problem with high morbodity and mortality rates; any training effort would contribute to the decrease in mortality. Objective: to determine the repercussion on sepsis morbidity and mortality for Pepe Portilla Children´s Hospital in Pinar del Río, after the hospital outreach into primary health care. Material and method: a quantitave, descriptive, longitudinal and prospective research was carried out from June 1st 2010 to June 30th 2011, of infants at ages 1-18 months admitted to the intensive care service as being disagnosed with sepsis. Results: 41.2% of the infants were under one year, before the hospital outreach 60% of the them were admitted in advanced stages, then 55.9% of the patients entered the sepsis stage and only 33.5% entered the serious stage. 18.8% of early stages cases had natural history under 24 hours and in the 75% of the cases were detected 72 hours after the onset of symptoms. After the hospital outreach, 56.3% arrived in early stages, diaognosis is made before the 24 hours. Conclusions: After the hospital outreach to the community, sepsis managment and septic shock, the early diagnosis increased, with an increase in infant mortality rate.

Keywords : Sepsis [complications].

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