Re-evaluation of established risk scores by measurement of nucleated red blood cells in blood of surgical intensive care patients.

@article{Stachon2008ReevaluationOE,
  title={Re-evaluation of established risk scores by measurement of nucleated red blood cells in blood of surgical intensive care patients.},
  author={Axel Stachon and Andreas Becker and Reiner Kempf and Tim Holland-Letz and Jochen Friese and Michael Krieg},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2008},
  volume={65 3},
  pages={666-73}
}
BACKGROUND In adults, the appearance of nucleated red blood cells (NRBC) in the peripheral blood is associated with several severe diseases. When NRBC are detected in the blood, the prognosis is poor. The purpose of this study was to identify the impact of NRBC on the clinical outcomes of surgical intensive care patients under consideration of established risk models. METHODS In a prospective study, the detection of NRBC in the peripheral blood of surgical intensive care patients was analyzed… CONTINUE READING

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