Document Detail


Multiple systems organ failure: epidemiology and prognosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2650815     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This article reviews the basic epidemiologic and prognostic data for the syndrome of MSOF. When MSOF is defined as severe physiologic abnormalities, it occurs following a wide variety of diseases. The distinguishing feature of MSOF appears not to be the underlying etiology, but the uniform and frequently fatal outcome once it develops. This suggests that MSOF may represent a final common pathway to death rather than a clinical syndrome with a single underlying etiology. Regardless of cause, evaluating the incremental impact of new therapy on MSOF will be assisted by the adoption of uniform definitions as well as by the explicit measurement of severity of disease and calculation of individual probabilities of death.
Authors:
W A Knaus; D P Wagner
Related Documents :
6219935 - Skeletal muscle immunopathology.
7839155 - Rheumatic diseases in african blacks.
20468605 - Diagnosis and treatment of the rheumatic diseases: some practical pointers.
1345445 - Prevalence of cardiovascular diseases in rural area of hmawbi and urban yangon city.
17352315 - Neonatal startle disease with severe apnea episodes: report of one case.
21468905 - Knowledge on lyme disease among foresters.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care clinics     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0749-0704     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit Care Clin     Publication Date:  1989 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-06-07     Completed Date:  1989-06-07     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507720     Medline TA:  Crit Care Clin     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  221-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
George Washington University, Washington, DC.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cross-Sectional Studies
Humans
Life Support Care
Multiple Organ Failure / physiopathology*
Prognosis
Risk Factors

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Multiple systems organ failure: failure of host defense homeostasis.
Next Document:  Circulatory disturbances in multiple systems organ failure.