Article Abstract

Long term mortality following sepsis

Authors: Patrick John Kennelly, Ignacio Martin-Loeches

Abstract

The consequences of sepsis extend well beyond the acute illness which required admission to the critical care unit. It is well established that that there is increased late mortality following a hospital admission for sepsis. The cause for this increased late mortality has been disputed, multiple observational studies have aimed to examine whether this risk is associated with pre-existing poor health, or if there is an underlying pathobiological mechanism occurring with sepsis that increases late mortality independent of baseline health.