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What Are the Factors Affecting on the Mortality of COPD Patients in the ICU?

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.593
Synopsis: 
Morbidity and mortality rates of COPD are continuously increasing throughout the world. We aimed to determine factors associated with in-hospital-mortality of all causes following critical care admissions of patients with COPD. Features during admission to the ICU of patients were studied such as demographic and clinical features, laboratory analyses and comorbid diseases. Co-morbid diseases such as CHF, AF and postoperative care affect mortality the most in COPD patients who are hospitalized in ICU. Laboratory tests like creatinine and clinical features like being intubated upon admission, duration of mechanical ventilation and EF are other independent variables that affect mortality.

ABSTRACT

Background: Morbidity and mortality rates of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are continuously increasing throughout the world. It is a major cause of death, imposes a great socioeconomic burden and constitutes a significant part of ICU patients.

Aim: To determine factors associated with in-hospital-mortality of all causes following   critical care admissions of patients with COPD.

Accepted: 
30 Mar, 2017
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e-Published: 27 Apr, 2017

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A Two-year Review of Admissions to the Intensive Care Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, Guyana

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.335
Pages: 
628–33
Synopsis: 
This review of 724 admissions to the ICU of Georgetown Public Hospital, Guyana indicated a mean age of 36 years with 56.5% being males. Most admissions (38%) were from the operating theatre and the average length of ICU stay was 5.5 days. Trauma was the most common reason for admission. The ICU mortality was 48%.

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Accepted: 
24 Aug, 2015
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e-Published: 10 Mar, 2016

Indications for Red Cell Transfusion in the Intensive Care Unit at the University Hospital of the West Indies

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.358
Pages: 
27–31
Synopsis: 
This was an observational study of red cell transfusions in intensive care unit patients at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI). It was found that UHWI did not demonstrate a restrictive transfusion practice as defined by the TRICC trial, but was not as liberal as other countries.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine current red cell transfusion practices, transfusion indications and their relationship to patient outcome in intensive care unit (ICU) patients at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

Accepted: 
29 Jul, 2015
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e-Published: 16 Nov, 2015
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