Prevalence, risk factors and outcomes of patients coming from the community with sepsis due to multidrug resistant bacteria

Nicolò Capsoni, Pietro Bellone, Stefano Aliberti, Giovanni Sotgiu, Donatella Pavanello, Benedetto Visintin, Elena Callisto, Laura Saderi, Davide Soldini, Luca Lardera, Valter Monzani, Anna Maria Brambilla

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Abstract

Background: Although previous studies showed an increasing prevalence of infections due to multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria in the community, specific data on sepsis are lacking. We aimed to assess prevalence, risk factors and outcomes of patients with sepsis due to MDR bacteria. Methods: An observational, retrospective study was conducted on consecutive adult patients coming from the community and admitted to the Policlinico Hospital, Milan, Italy, with a diagnosis of sepsis between January 2011 and December 2015. Primary study outcome was in-hospital mortality. Results: Among 518 patients, at least one MDR bacteria was isolated in 88 (17%). ESBL+ Enterobacteriaceae were the most prevalent MDR bacteria (9.7%) followed by MRSA (3.9%). Independent risk factors for sepsis due to MDR bacteria were septic shock (OR: 2.2; p = 0.002) and hospitalization in the previous 90 days (OR: 2.3; p = 0.003). Independent risk factors for sepsis due to ESBL+ bacteria were hospitalization in the previous 90 days (OR: 2.1; p = 0.02) and stroke (OR: 2.1; p = 0.04). A significantly higher mortality was detected among patients with vs. without MDR bacteria (40.2% vs. 23.1% respectively, p = 0.001). Independent risk factors for mortality among patients with sepsis were coagulation dysfunction (OR: 3.2; p = 0.03), septic shock (OR: 3.2; p = 0.003), and isolation of a MDR bacteria (OR: 4.6; p < 0.001). Conclusion: In light of the prevalence and impact of MDR bacteria causing sepsis in patients coming from the community, physicians should consider ESBL coverage when starting an empiric antibiotic therapy in patients with specific risk factors, especially in the presence of septic shock.

Original languageEnglish
Article number23
JournalMultidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 5 2019

Keywords

  • ESBL producer Enterobacteriaceae
  • MRSA
  • Pneumonia
  • Pseudomonas
  • Septic shock

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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