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Title: Point prevalence of general ward patients fulfilling criteria for systemic inflammatory response syndrome.
Austin 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
Issue Date: Feb-2016
Publication information: 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.
DOI: 10.1111/imj.12968
PubMed URL: 26899889
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: SIRS
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