Organ dysfunction: general approach, epidemiology, and organ failure scores.

@article{Ferreira2011OrganDG,
  title={Organ dysfunction: general approach, epidemiology, and organ failure scores.},
  author={Alberto Mendonca Pires Ferreira and Yasser Shoukry Sakr},
  journal={Seminars in respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={
          543-51
        }
}
Multiorgan dysfunction syndrome represents a continuum of cumulative organ dysfunction from very mildly altered function to total and, rarely, irreversible organ failure and is the major cause of death in the intensive care unit (ICU). The terms multiple organ failure syndrome (MOFS), multiple organ system failure (MOSF), and multiple organ failure (MOF) have since been used to describe this syndrome. Infections were initially thought to be the main cause of multiorgan dysfunction; however… CONTINUE READING
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