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Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey

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TARTABULL POUTRIEL, Kiopper; AGUERO RODRIGUEZ, Manuel; NICOLAU PESTANA, Elizabeth  y  GONZALEZ MARTINEZ, Francisco. Behavior of the multiple failure of organ in the intensive care unit. AMC [online]. 2009, vol.13, n.6. ISSN 1025-0255.

Background: the multiorganic failure syndrome is a devastating complication with great mortality and morbidity that it began to gather strength as very defined entity starting from the seventy decade. Objective: to know the behavior of the multiorganic failure in the intensive care unit. Method: a descriptive study to determine the behavior of the multiorganic dysfunction was conducted. The studied universe was represented by fifty-three patients who presented multiorganic dysfunction in the intensive care unit of the Clinical Surgical Hospital "Amalia Simoni" of Camagüey city, from January 1st 2006 to December 31st, 2006. Results: the age group of higher mortality was between sixty-one and eighty years with 100% of mortality. The nosologic entity that was associated to higher cause of multiorganic failure was the intracerebral hemorrhage with 43.4%. Conclusions: the mortality for age groups was bigger for those between the 61 and 80 years of age with 100%. The intracerebral hemorrhage was the nosologic entity of more frequency. The affected systems were the cardiovascular, renal and the breathing one. The biggest lethality rate had it the combination of breathing, cardiovascular and renal systems.

Palabras clave : multiple organ failure; intensive care.

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