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Determinants of outcome for patients in the medical intensive care unit requiring abdominal surgery: a prospective, single-center study.

Authors
  • Kollef, M H
  • Allen, B T
Type
Published Article
Journal
Chest
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1994
Volume
106
Issue
6
Pages
1822–1828
Identifiers
PMID: 7988208
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The number of organ system derangements and the severity of illness, as assessed by APACHE II, appear to be useful discriminators of outcome for patients in the medical ICU undergoing abdominal surgery. These data suggest potential outcome predictors for this selected group of patients in the ICU.

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