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|Title:||Point prevalence of general ward patients fulfilling criteria for systemic inflammatory response syndrome.|
|Authors:||Douglas, L;Casamento, A;Jones, D|
|Affiliation:||Department of Intensive Care, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia|
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Citation:||Internal Medicine Journal 2016; 46(2): 223-5|
|Abstract:||The systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) is defined by abnormal temperature, heart rate, minute ventilation or white cell count and can be due to infectious or non-infectious causes. In a single day, 23% of hospital ward patients fulfilled SIRS criteria. Patients with SIRS were more likely to be under medical than surgical units. One-third of the patients had evidence of infection. There was no association between SIRS criteria and increased mortality or hospital length of stay.|
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