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Gien LJA, Salazar EDC, López RUC, Ramírez RJJ
Predictive value of APACHE II Scale on the mortality in an adult intensive care unit of Mérida City, Yucatán
Rev Asoc Mex Med Crit y Ter Int 2006; 20 (1)

Language: Español
References: 35
Page: 30-40
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ABSTRACT

Objective: To evaluate the predicitive value of APACHE II Scale on the mortality in an adult intensive care unit.
Design: Prospective study.
Setting: ICU of a general hospital, Mérida, Yucatán; Mexico.
Patients: All patients admitted to an ICU during a fivemonth period.
Interventions: None.
Results: A total of 348 patients were admitted to the ICU, of these, 326 patients (204 men and 122 women, mean age 52 ± 20 yrs) were included. APACHE II Scale was 7 ± 4.49 points vs 12.38 ± 5.13; ICU stay 5 ± 4 vs 6 ± 7 days, respectively for survivors and non survivors. The mortality rate was 15.33% and the sensibility and specificity were 56% y 100% respectively, and a predictive negative value of 92% was obtained.
Conclusion: APACHE II Scale is useful to evaluate the mortality in the ICU of Mérida, Yucatán.


Key words: APACHE II Scale, prognosis, ICU patients.


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