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FERNANDEZ VILLASANTE, Frederick et al. Mortality prognosis factors associated with the acute respiratory failure due to mechanical ventilation. MEDISAN [online]. 2018, vol.22, n.9, pp.849-862. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive investigation, of cases series, in 31 patients admitted in the Intensive Care Unit of "Saturnino Lora Torres" Teaching Clinical-Surgical Provincial Hospital in Santiago de Cuba, was carried out from January, 2014 to same month in 2017, who presented acute respiratory failure, with the aim of describing the mortality prognosis factors for this cause. In the series the male sex, the average age 57 year-old and hypertension prevailed as associated chronic diseases. Most of the patients received mechanic ventilation previous to the diagnosis, in the modality controlled through volume, and in a lower number maneuvers of alveolar incorporation were applied. The moderate respiratory failure of extrapulmonar cause was present in patients with prolonged ventilation, as long as the most frequent complication was the multiple organs dysfunction which was also the main cause of death. Finally, there was no direct relationship between the presence of these mortality factors prognosis and the probability of dying.

Keywords : acute respiratory failure; mortality prognosis factors; mechanic ventilation; intensive care units.

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