Daily organ-system failure for diagnosis of persistent intra-abdominal sepsis after postoperative peritonitis

@article{PaugamBurtz2002DailyOF,
  title={Daily organ-system failure for diagnosis of persistent intra-abdominal sepsis after postoperative peritonitis},
  author={Cath{\'e}rine Paugam-Burtz and Herv{\'e} Dupont and J.-P. Marmuse and Denis Chosidow and Lada Malek and J.-M. Desmonts and Jean Mantz},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={28},
  pages={594-598}
}
Objective: To evaluate the time-course of two organ failure scores (SOFA and Goris) after surgery for postoperative peritonitis in critically ill patients according to the persistence/nonpersistence of intraabdominal sepsis (IAS). Design: Retrospective study. Patients: Sixty-two consecutive patients (SAPSII = 38±14) admitted in the surgical ICU. Methods: Patients were classified according to the persistence of IAS (IAS+, n=36) confirmed by a second laparotomy or the lack of IAS (IAS-, n=26… CONTINUE READING
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