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Effects of APACHE II score on mechanical ventilation; prediction and outcome.
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PMID:  18018838     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: To evaluate the influence of Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE II) score on the choice of mechanical ventilation method and treatment outcome. METHODS: A prospective, randomized trial was carried out at the multidisciplinary Intensive Care Unit over 22 months. Research sample consisted of 129 patients who required mechanical ventilation, divided in two groups: APACHE II < or = 20 and APACHE II > 20. Both groups were than randomized for either noninvasive or invasive mechanical ventilation. Comparison was made based on patient characteristics, objective parameters and influence of APACHE II score on treatment success and failure. RESULTS: APACHE II scoring was shown to have statistical significance on outcome assessment. Statistical significance was in favour of patients with APACHE II score < or = 20 vs > 20 (ventilator associated pneumonia 0 vs. 10, tracheotomy 0 vs. 16, Intensive Care Unit mortality 0 vs 12). Furthermore, in the group with APACHE II score > 20, after randomization, there was a statistical significance in favour of noninvasive mechanical ventilation in need for tracheotomy 2 (4%) vs. 14 (28%) (p < 0.001). CONCLUSION: Using good patient selection and applying strict protocols, in the group of patients with APACHE II < or = 20 all patients had successful mechanical ventilation, while in the group of patients with APACHE II > 20, noninvasive mechanical ventilation can be applied.
I Matic; M Titlic; M Dikanovic; M Jurjevic; I Jukic; A Tonkic
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta anaesthesiologica Belgica     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0001-5164     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Anaesthesiol Belg     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-16     Completed Date:  2008-01-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421022     Medline TA:  Acta Anaesthesiol Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  177-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, General Hospital Slavonski Brod, Slavonski Brod, Croatia.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Respiration, Artificial*
Treatment Outcome

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