Assessment of risk factors for in-hospital mortality after intensive care unit discharge.

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  title={Assessment of risk factors for in-hospital mortality after intensive care unit discharge.},
  author={In{\^e}s Ara{\'u}jo and Jo{\~a}o Gonçalves-Pereira and Sof{\'i}a Teixeira and Raquel Nazareth and Joana Silvestre and Vitor Mendes and Camila Tapadinhas and Pedro P{\'o}voa},
  journal={Biomarkers : biochemical indicators of exposure, response, and susceptibility to chemicals},
  year={2012},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={
          180-5
        }
}
CONTEXT Post-intensive care unit (ICU) mortality predictors are unknown. OBJECTIVE To assess post-ICU in-hospital mortality predictors. MATERIALS AND METHODS Analysis of 296 patients discharged alive from a medical-surgical ICU during an 18-month period. RESULTS Post-ICU in-hospital mortality was 22.6%. Nonsurvivors had significantly higher Charlson comorbidity score and more often had a tracheostomy. C-reactive protein (CRP) "alert measurement", ≥ 6 mg/dL, independently discriminated… CONTINUE READING

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