Organ dysfunction and mortality in septic patients admitted to an ICU
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KeywordsNervous System Receiver Operating Characteristic Cardiovascular System Emergency Medicine Renal Impairment
Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) is a largely used score in the evaluation of organ dysfunction/failure in septic patients . Repeated scoring can also assess patient condition and disease development . The present study aims to describe the association between SOFA score and the organ dysfunction components of this score with mortality in septic patients admitted to an ICU.
Materials and methods
Prospective study conducted on patients admitted to the ICU of Hospital Regional de Samambaia, Brasília, DF, Brazil, during 7 months. The SOFA was evaluated at the time of admission to the ICU. Patients were divided into two groups: survivors group (SG) and nonsurvivors group (NSG). Accuracy of SOFA and the organ dysfunction components of SOFA score to predict ICU mortality were measured with the area under the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve.
The SOFA score was moderately associated with ICU mortality. The scores for cardiovascular and renal impairment were individually associated with mortality.
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