Risk factors for fever in the neurologic intensive care unit.

  title={Risk factors for fever in the neurologic intensive care unit.},
  author={Christopher Commichau and Nikolaos Scarmeas and Stephan A. Mayer},
  volume={60 5},
OBJECTIVE To identify risk factors for fever among patients treated in a neurologic intensive care unit (NICU). METHODS The authors prospectively studied the frequency and causes of fever, defined as a patient's first temperature > or =101 degrees F (38.3 degrees C), among 387 patients consecutively admitted to their NICU. After identifying risk factors for 1) any fever, 2) infectious fever, and 3) unexplained fever using logistic regression, they calculated disease-specific adjusted odds… CONTINUE READING
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