AAR  Vol.2 No.4 , November 2013
Geriatrics intensive care unit: Outcome and risk factors for in hospital mortality
ABSTRACT

OBJECTIVES: To evaluate outcome and risk factors, particularly the (APATCHE II) score in elderly patients after admission to a geriatrics intensive care unit (ICU). Methods: A cross sectional study of patients ≥ 60 years admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Geriatrics department at Ain Shams University Hospital over 2 years period. We recorded age, sex, previous medical history, primary diagnosis, date of admission and discharge or death and APACHE II score on admission. Results: 202 patients admitted to the ICU were studied. The mean ICU mortality rates for these patients were (32, 5%), the mean APATCHE II score was (19.07). 27.3% of patients who died had hypokalemia and 43.2% had hyponatremia. Conclusion: ICU mortality rate are higher in elderly patients particularly with long ICU stay and hyponatremia.


Cite this paper
El Said, S. (2013) Geriatrics intensive care unit: Outcome and risk factors for in hospital mortality. Advances in Aging Research, 2, 166-169. doi: 10.4236/aar.2013.24024.
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