Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : qSOFA

Clinical profile of sepsis cases by latest scoring systems (SOFA & qSOFA) for critically ill patients

Dr. Devpriya Shukla, Dr. Pushpendra Singh Sengar, Dr. Ritesh Chauhan

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 6, Pages 1591-1597

Introduction: Patients are frequently admitted to ICU (intensive care units) because of sepsis significant morbidity and death occur in intensive care unit patients with severe sepsis or shock. Sepsis has a mortality rate of 30-40%. Despite breakthroughs in sepsis treatment during the last two decades, mortality remains stable.
Aims and objectives: To study the clinical profile of sepsis cases by monitoring the clinical parameters & latest scoring systems (SOFA &qSOFA) for critically ill patients.
Materials and methods:This was a prospective observational study conducted at Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences and PGI, Indore on 100 patients.
Results: The distribution of patients according to comorbidities. Majority of the patients were having DM (62%) followed by HTN (45%) and IHD (9).Less number of patients were having Cyanotic heart disease (1), CLD (1), CVA (1), RA (1), and sickle cell anemia (1)
The SOFA score, developed by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) Working Group on Sepsis-Related Problems, can represent both individual and multiple organ failure. The effectiveness of the   SOFA score has already been examined in large cohorts of critically sick patients. Due to its ease of use and ability to incorporate easily available clinical and laboratory data, the SOFA score has a number of benefits in the emergency department.
Conclusion: Majority of the patients having age group between 51-60 years followed by 61-70 years. Least number of the patients were found in age > 70 years. Majority of the patients were having DM followed by HTN and IHD. Less number of patients were having Cyanotic heart disease, CLD, CVA, RA, and sickle cell anemia.