Clinical course, prognostic factors, and outcome prediction for HIV patients in the ICU. The PIP (Pulmonary complications, ICU support, and prognostic factors in hospitalized patients with HIV) study.

@article{Afessa2000ClinicalCP,
  title={Clinical course, prognostic factors, and outcome prediction for HIV patients in the ICU. The PIP (Pulmonary complications, ICU support, and prognostic factors in hospitalized patients with HIV) study.},
  author={Bekele Afessa and Barbara A. Green},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2000},
  volume={118 1},
  pages={138-45}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical course and prognostic factors in patients with HIV admitted to the ICU. DESIGN Prospective, observational. SETTING A university-affiliated medical center. METHODS : We included 169 consecutive ICU admissions, from April 1995 through March 1999, of 141 adults with HIV. Data collected included APACHE (acute physiology and chronic health evaluation) II score, CD4(+) lymphocyte count, serum albumin level, in-hospital mortality, and the development of… CONTINUE READING
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