Spectrum, Profile and Outcome of Infections in Patients With Cirrhosis and/ or Acute on Chronic Liver Failure
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After successful screening diagnosis of cirrhosis and/or acute or chronic liver failure will be made. These patients will undergo detail clinical, biochemical and microbiological examination at baseline. Clinical examination and Biochemical evaluation will be done daily and signs of infection will be noted. Patients will undergo microbiological screening for infection every 48 hours. Patients suspected or diagnosed to be suffering from infections will be treated as per ILBS (Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences) antibiotic policy. Site and etiology (bacterial and/or fungal) of infections will be noted in all patients at admission in liver specialty ICU (Intensive Care Unit) and during the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) stay. All the patients will be followed until discharge or death in ICU (Intensive Care Unit).
Mortality within 1 month during ICU (Intensive Care Unit) stay. [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
Secondary Outcome Measures
Number of days stayed in ICU (Intensive Care Unit). [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
Risk factors determination in development of multidrug resistance bacteria.Risk factors are defined as Nosocomial infection,Recent Hospitalization, recent antibiotic usage, SBP (spontaneous bacterial peritonitis)prophylaxis, diabetes etc [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
Proportion of patients with organ failure. [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 65 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Tertiary Care Center.
A clinical, radiological or histological diagnosis of cirrhosis and/or ACLF (Acute on Chronic Liver Failure).
Age > 18years
Previous liver transplantation.
Patients who died within 8 hours of ICU (Intensive Care Unit) admission.
Acute liver failure
Lack of consent
Patient on steroids/ or any other immunosuppressive medication