Multiple Organ Dysfunction (MOD) Score

  • J. C. Marshall
Conference paper


Articulation of the concept of multiple organ failure some two decades ago [1] marked a seminal shift in our understanding of the process of care in the ICU. Baue’s landmark editorial made explicit an evolving recognition, that despite the heterogeneity of conditions that lead to ICU admission, the subsequent clinical course and postmortem findings are remarkably similar. Moreover, death, when it occurs, is not the consequence of isolated lung, heart, or renal failure, but rather reflects the necessary interdependence of multiple organ systems involved in the maintenance of homeostasis


Organ Dysfunction Multiple Organ Failure Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome Cardiovascular Dysfunction Multiple Organ Dysfunction Score 
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