ICU survival of patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

Roland Schein, Margaret A Fischl, A. E. Pitchenik, C. L. Sprung

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Abstract

The ICU records of 31 patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome were reviewed. Of 23 (74%) patients admitted for respiratory failure requiring intubation and mechanical ventilation, 20 (87%) patients had Pneumocystis carinii and/or cytomegalovirus pneumonia. Of the eight patients admitted without respiratory failure, five (63%) were monitored after brain biopsy. Respiratory failure patients remained in the ICU for 10 ± 1 days, compared to 5 ± 1 days for those without respiratory failure (p<.05). Overall mortality was 24 patients (77%); 21 (91%) of 23 respiratory failure patients died, compared to three (38%) of the eight without respiratory failure (p < .01). All seven ICU survivors lived to hospital discharge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1026-1027
Number of pages2
JournalCritical Care Medicine
Volume14
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 1986

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Respiratory Insufficiency
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Survival
Pneumocystis carinii
Cytomegalovirus
Artificial Respiration
Intubation
Survivors
Pneumonia
Biopsy
Mortality
Brain

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ICU survival of patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. / Schein, Roland; Fischl, Margaret A; Pitchenik, A. E.; Sprung, C. L.

In: Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 14, No. 12, 01.12.1986, p. 1026-1027.

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Schein, Roland ; Fischl, Margaret A ; Pitchenik, A. E. ; Sprung, C. L. / ICU survival of patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. In: Critical Care Medicine. 1986 ; Vol. 14, No. 12. pp. 1026-1027.
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