An Overview to Introduce Prognostic Indexes in MODS

  • A. E. Baue
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Our purpose in this symposium is to seek a consensus on scoring or to try to develop a methodology or system of outcome prediction which could be used by all — a universal scoring system. Such a system could be inter-active and help evaluate therapeutic interventions. Can we all speak the same language? The ground work for this meeting was laid in 1995 here in Trieste when Professors Gullo, Vincent and I reviewed the prognostic indexes and the newly developed sepsis-related organ failure assessment (SOFA) program [1].


Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Therapeutic Intervention Score System Multiple Organ Dysfunction Score Medical Futility Functional Capacity Index 
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