|標題：Effect of age on febrile response in patients with healthcare-associated bloodstream infection|
|作品名稱||Effect of age on febrile response in patients with healthcare-associated bloodstream infection|
|著者||Lu, Shu-Hua; Chen, Yee-Chun; Chang, Yue-Cune; Yen, Chung-Jen; Dai, Yu-Tzu|
|出版者||Philadelphia: Mosby, Inc.|
|著錄名稱、卷期、頁數||Geriatric Nursing 34(5), pp.366-372|
This study aimed to determine the effect of age on febrile response in patients with healthcare-associated bloodstream infection (BSI).
This was a retrospective observational study using medical records as the primary source of data. Three indicators measured body temperature changes: basal body temperature (BBT), body temperature at infection onset (onset T), and maximum temperature (max T) during the infection period.
In a sample of 230 patients there was no significant correlation between BBT or onset T and age. Max T was significantly correlated with age (r = −.191, p = .004). There was wide variation in onset T in all age groups.
Age showed no effect on BBT and onset T, but blunted max T in patients with bacteremia. This variability in onset T in all age groups emphasizes the need for early recognition of subtle signs of infection and the need to use an individualized definition of fever.
|關鍵字||Elderly; Fever intensity; Febrile response; Healthcare-associated bloodstream infection|