Alterations in platelet count and mean platelet volume as predictors of patient outcome in the respiratory intensive care unit.

@article{Sezgi2015AlterationsIP,
  title={Alterations in platelet count and mean platelet volume as predictors of patient outcome in the respiratory intensive care unit.},
  author={Cengizhan Sezgi and Mahşuk Taylan and Halide Kaya and Hadice Selimoğlu Şen and Ozlem Abakay and Melike Demir and Abdurrrahman Abakay and A. Çetin Tanrikulu},
  journal={The clinical respiratory journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={403-8}
}
INTRODUCTION Thrombocytopenia is associated with increased mortality in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Mean platelet volume (MPV) reflects platelet function and activation. Elevated MPV is associated with poor outcomes and increased mortality rate in diseases that are commonly encountered in the respiratory ICU. METHODS We retrospectively enrolled 95 patients who died in the ICU (dead group), 80 patients who improved and were transferred from the ICU (survived group), and 80 healthy… CONTINUE READING