Severity of disease as main predictor for mortality in patients with pyogenic liver abscess.

@article{Chen2009SeverityOD,
  title={Severity of disease as main predictor for mortality in patients with pyogenic liver abscess.},
  author={S Chen and Chi-Chou Huang and Shih-jei Tsai and Chi-Hua Yen and D P Lin and P Wang and Chun-Chieh Chen and Meng-chih Lee},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={198 2},
  pages={164-72}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between severity of illness at admission and mortality of patients with pyogenic liver abscess (PLA). METHODS Medical records from 298 PLA patients > or =18 years old were reviewed. Severity of illness at admission was evaluated with the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II and the simplified acute physiology score (SAPS) II scoring systems. Stepwise logistic regression and receiver-operating… CONTINUE READING