Broadening of the red blood cell distribution width is associated with increased severity of illness in patients with sepsis

@inproceedings{Mahmood2014BroadeningOT,
  title={Broadening of the red blood cell distribution width is associated with increased severity of illness in patients with sepsis},
  author={Nader A. Mahmood and Jacob M Mathew and Balwinder Kang and Vincent A. Debari and Muhammad Anees Khan},
  booktitle={International journal of critical illness and injury science},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Sepsis is a pro-inflammatory state caused by systemic infection. As sepsis progresses, multiple organ systems become affected with subsequent increase in mortality. Elevated red cell distribution width (RDW) has been seen with changes of other inflammatory markers and thus could potentially serve as a means of assessing sepsis severity. In this study, we examine the association of RDW with APACHE II score and in-hospital mortality. METERIALS AND METHODS We conducted a retrospective… CONTINUE READING

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