Effects of Sepsis on Morbidity and Mortality in Critically Ill Patients 2 Years After Intensive Care Unit Discharge

Livia Biason, MD; Cassiano Teixeira, MD, PhD; Jaqueline Sangiogo Haas, RN, MS; Cláudia da Rocha Cabral, RN; Gilberto Friedman, MD, PhD


Am J Crit Care. 2019;28(6):424-432. 

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Our data demonstrate that individuals admitted to the ICU because of sepsis have higher mortality rates in the ICU and have more pain, hospital read-missions, and functional decline in the 2 years after discharge than do patients without sepsis. However, more detailed studies are needed to determine how sepsis affects long-term mortality so that we can intervene in these processes more accurately and efficiently.