Extravascular lung water correlates multiorgan dysfunction syndrome and mortality in sepsis

Fu Tsai Chung, Horng Chyuan Lin, Chih Hsi Kuo, Chih Teng Yu, Chun Liang Chou, Kang Yun Lee, Han Pin Kuo, Shu Min Lin

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Background: This study was designated to investigate whether increased extravascular lung water index (EVLWI) may correlate multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) and mortality in sepsis. Methods: We designed a prospective cohort study in an intensive care unit of a tertiary care hospital. Sixty-seven patients with severe sepsis were included. Data were used to determine an association between EVLWI and the development of MODS and mortality. These connections were determined by the multiple logistic regression, plotting the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve and by Spearman test. Results: EVLWI levels were higher in MODS patients on day 1 (median (IQR), 18(12.8-23.9) ml/kg, n = 38, p

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere15265
JournalPLoS ONE
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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