Outcome of patients with small-vessel vasculitis admitted to a medical ICU.

@article{Khan2007OutcomeOP,
  title={Outcome of patients with small-vessel vasculitis admitted to a medical ICU.},
  author={Sajid A Khan and Mir Rauf Subla and Deepti Behl and Ulrich Specks and Bekele Afessa},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2007},
  volume={131 4},
  pages={972-6}
}
PURPOSES This study aims to describe the clinical course and prognostic factors of patients with small-vessel vasculitis admitted to a medical ICU. METHODS We reviewed the clinical records of 38 patients with small-vessel vasculitis admitted consecutively to the ICU between January 1997 and May 2004. The APACHE (acute physiology and chronic health evaluation) III prognostic system was used to determine the severity of illness on the first ICU day; the sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA… CONTINUE READING

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