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Outcome and Prognostic Factors in Critically Ill Patients With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Retrospective Study
Chia-Lin Hsu; Kuan-Yu Chen; Pu-Sheng Yeh; Yeong-Long Hsu; Hou-Tai Chang; Wen-Yi Shau; Chia-Li Yu; Pan-Chyr Yang Authors and Disclosures Posted: 03/29/2005; Crit Care. 2005;9(3):R177-R183. © 2005 BioMed Central, Ltd. Nurse Rating:
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Results Introduction: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an Discussion archetypal autoimmune disease, involving multiple organ systems with varying course and prognosis. However, there is a paucity of Conclusion clinical data regarding prognostic factors in SLE patients admitted to References the intensive care unit (ICU). Sidebar: Key Messages Methods: From January 1992 to December 2000, all patients admitted to the ICU with a diagnosis of SLE were included. Patients MEDSCAPE'S FREE MOBILE APP were excluded if the diagnosis of SLE was established at or after ICU admission. A multivariate logistic regression model was applied Experience the fastest, most using Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II scores and comprehensive, FREE medical app variables that were at least moderately associated ( P < 0.2) with used by physicians. survival in the univariate analysis. Available for iPhone®, iPod touch®, Results: A total...