Patient characteristics, ICU-specific supports, complications, and outcomes of persistent critical illness
Toby Jeffcote, Monica Foong, Grace Gold, Neil Glassford, Raymond Robbins, Theodore J Iwashyna, Jai Darvall, Sean M Bagshaw, Rinaldo Bellomo
JOURNAL OF CRITICAL CARE | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2019
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to identify the proportion of patients on mechanical ventilation (MV) beyond day 10, the recently defined time of onset of Persistent Critical Illness (PerCI). The secondary objective was to identify underlying diagnoses, intensive care unit (ICU) based therapies, relevant complications, and outcomes of patients with PerCI. SUBJECTS: 100 PerCI patients and 100 age, sex, mechanical ventilation for >24 h, acute physiology and chronic health score (APACHE III) and co-morbidity score-matched controls. MAIN RESULTS: The maximum proportion of PerCI patients requiring invasive MV beyond day 10 was 66%. PerCI patients were more likely to have respiratory, septic..View full abstract
The authors have disclosed that there are no conflicts of interest. Dr. Bagshaw is supported by a Canada Research Chair in Critical Care Nephrology.