Characteristics, management and outcomes of critically ill patients who are 80 years and older: a retrospective comparative cohort study

@inproceedings{AlDorzi2014CharacteristicsMA,
  title={Characteristics, management and outcomes of critically ill patients who are 80 years and older: a retrospective comparative cohort study},
  author={Hasan M. Al-Dorzi and Hani Tamim and Shihab Mundekkadan and Muhammad Rizwan Sohail and Yaseen M Arabi},
  booktitle={BMC anesthesiology},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Older age is associated with chronic illnesses and disability, which contribute to increased admission to the intensive care unit (ICU). Our primary objective was to compare the characteristics, ICU management and outcomes of critically ill patients ≥ 80 year-old with those of younger patients. METHODS This was a retrospective cohort study of patients admitted to a tertiary-care ICU from 1999 to 2011. The characteristics, ICU management and outcomes of patients ≥ 80 year-old were… CONTINUE READING