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Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar

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RODRIGUEZ RIVERA, Idalmis; MONTERO GONZALEZ, Teresita; DE MENDOZA AMAT, José Hurtado  and  CABRERA ROSELL, Pablo Luis. Application of the scoring system of multiple organ failure at autopsy. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2012, vol.41, n.4, pp.385-393. ISSN 0138-6557.

Introduction: the systematic study of autopsies has allowed the characterization of multiple organ failure. The scoring system, first tested in experimental and subsequently adapted to human morphology, allows modifying the diagnostic criteria for such damage, and therefore a more objective interpretation of the study. Objective: To describe the use of this scoring system in practice care to study the autopsies. Methods: The autopsies, contained in the database of the Automated System of Registration and Control of Pathology, were reviewed to identify the diagnosis of the damage and reassess current criteria. Results: Re-assessment of cases showed the presence of multiple organ failure in 87 % of the cases studied, excluding 13 % from this diagnostic criterion. Conclusions: The scoring system for the diagnosis of multiple organ failure, applied for reassessing autopsies allows characterizing this diagnosis much precisely and objectively.

Keywords : autopsy; multiple organ failure; scoring system.

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