The Logistic Organ Dysfunction System

  • J. R. Le Gall
  • J. Klar
  • S. Lemeshow
Conference paper
Part of the Yearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (YEARBOOK, volume 1997)


The assessment of the severity of organ dysfunction in the ICU is a critical tool for conducting clinical trials, especially sepsis trials. The evaluation of new therapies cannot be successfully achieved without controlling for the degree of organ dysfunction. It is not adequate to assess severity, or to describe a patient’s condition, by simply counting the number of dysfunctioning organ systems.


Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Organ Dysfunction Hospital Mortality Severity Level Organ System Failure 
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  • J. R. Le Gall
  • J. Klar
  • S. Lemeshow

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