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DE DIOS PERERA, Carlos; LOPEZ DOMINGUEZ, Alberto; ROSALES ROSALES, Damnie  and  RODRIGUEZ SANCHEZ, Vivian Zuzel. Morbidity and mortality in patients discharged from the intensive care unit in Contramaestre during a biennium. MEDISAN [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.5, pp.749-759. ISSN 1029-3019.

An observational, descriptive and cross-sectional study was carried out in 550 patients in critical condition, admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of "Orlando Pantoja Tamayo" General Teaching Hospital of Contramaestre in Santiago de Cuba province during 2010-2011, in order to determine the morbidity and mortality in them by means of some clinical and epidemiological variates of interest: age, sex, status at discharge, mechanical ventilation, hospital stay, main diagnoses, among others. There were prevalence of males, old age and acute myocardial infarction in the case material. Overall, the mortality was not high, except for those affected by cerebrovascular diseases with long stay, and for those receiving invasive mechanical ventilation, although the ventilation rate was relatively low.

Keywords : critical condition; invasive mechanical ventilation; acute myocardial infarction; Intensive Care Unit.

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