Prognosis and weaning of elderly multiple organ dysfunction syndrome patients with invasive mechanical ventilation.

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BACKGROUND Elderly multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) patients receiving invasive mechanical ventilation have poor prognosis in intensive care units (ICUs). We studied the usefulness of four commonly used severity scores and extrapulmonary factors that affected weaning to predict outcome of such patients. METHODS Clinical data of 197 patients on… (More)

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