Gastric mucosal pH as a prognostic index of mortality in critically ill patients.

@article{Doglio1991GastricMP,
  title={Gastric mucosal pH as a prognostic index of mortality in critically ill patients.},
  author={Guillermo Raul Doglio and J. F. Pusajo and M. A. Egurrola and G C Bonfigli and C. Parra and Liliana Vetere and Manuel Segovia Hern{\'a}ndez and Sof{\'i}a Fern{\'a}ndez and Fernando P{\'a}lizas and Guillermo Gutierrez},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={1991},
  volume={19 8},
  pages={
          1037-40
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine if measurements of gastric intramucosal pH have prognostic implications regarding ICU mortality. DESIGN Prospective comparison of outcome. SETTING General adult ICUs in two teaching hospitals. PATIENTS Eighty consecutive patients age 18 to 84 yrs (mean 63.4), 50 men and 30 women, 55% in the medical and 45% in the surgical services. METHODS Gastric intramucosal pH was measured on ICU admission and again 12 hrs later. A value of greater than or equal to 7.35 was… CONTINUE READING