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Risk factors for mortality in patients with Serratia marcescens bacteremia

 Sun Bean Kim  ;  Yong Duk Jeon  ;  Jung Ho Kim  ;  Jae Kyoung Kim  ;  Hea Won Ann  ;  Heun Choi  ;  Min Hyung Kim  ;  Je Eun Song  ;  Jin Young Ahn  ;  Su Jin Jeong  ;  Nam Su Ku  ;  Sang Hoon Han  ;  Jun Yong Choi  ;  Young Goo Song  ;  June Myung Kim 
 Yonsei Medical Journal, Vol.56(2) : 348-354, 2015 
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PURPOSE: Over the last 30 years, Serratia marcescens (S. marcescens) has emerged as an important pathogen, and a common cause of nosocomial infections. The aim of this study was to identify risk factors associated with mortality in patients with S. marcescens bacteremia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of 98 patients who had one or more blood cultures positive for S. marcescens between January 2006 and December 2012 in a tertiary care hospital in Seoul, South Korea. Multiple risk factors were compared with association with 28-day all-cause mortality. RESULTS: The 28-day mortality was 22.4% (22/98 episodes). In a univariate analysis, the onset of bacteremia during the intensive care unit stay (p=0.020), serum albumin level (p=0.011), serum C-reactive protein level (p=0.041), presence of indwelling urinary catheter (p=0.023), and Sequential Oran Failure Assessment (SOFA) score at the onset of bacteremia (p<0.001) were significantly different between patients in the fatal and non-fatal groups. In a multivariate analysis, lower serum albumin level and an elevated SOFA score were independently associated with 28-day mortality [adjusted odds ratio (OR) 0.206, 95% confidential interval (CI) 0.044-0.960, p=0.040, and adjusted OR 1.474, 95% CI 1.200-1.810, p<0.001, respectively]. CONCLUSION: Lower serum albumin level and an elevated SOFA score were significantly associated with adverse outcomes in patients with S. marcescens bacteremia.
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구남수(Ku, Nam Su) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9717-4327
김민형(Kim, Min Hyung)
김재경(Kim, Jae Kyoung)
김준명(Kim, June Myung)
송영구(Song, Young Goo) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0733-4156
송제은(Song, Je Eun)
안진영(Ahn, Jin Young) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3740-2826
안혜원(Ann, Hea Won)
정수진(Jeong, Su Jin) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4025-4542
최준용(Choi, Jun Yong) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2775-3315
최흔(Choi, Heun) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9622-9381
한상훈(Han, Sang Hoon) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4278-5198
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