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Quality of life, morbidity, and mortality after surgical intensive care: a follow-up study of patients treated for abdominal sepsis in the surgical intensive care unit.

Haraldsen, Pernille and Andersson, Roland LU (2003) In European Journal of Surgery Supplement p.23-27
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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the long-term outcome of patients treated in the surgical intensive care unit (SICU) for abdominal sepsis. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: University hospital, Sweden. SUBJECTS: 210 consecutive patients treated for abdominal sepsis in the SICU at Lund University Hospital during the period January 1983 to December 1995. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Background information, morbidity, and mortality. Follow-up of surviving patients with interview and completion of a quality of life (QoL) assessment. Information collected postmortem from the registers of the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare. RESULTS: At follow-up, 45 patients of the 151 who survived the initial hospital stay had died, 41 were lost to follow up... (More)
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the long-term outcome of patients treated in the surgical intensive care unit (SICU) for abdominal sepsis. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: University hospital, Sweden. SUBJECTS: 210 consecutive patients treated for abdominal sepsis in the SICU at Lund University Hospital during the period January 1983 to December 1995. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Background information, morbidity, and mortality. Follow-up of surviving patients with interview and completion of a quality of life (QoL) assessment. Information collected postmortem from the registers of the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare. RESULTS: At follow-up, 45 patients of the 151 who survived the initial hospital stay had died, 41 were lost to follow up and 16 chose not to participate in the study; 49 patients completed the study. Median QoL scores were significantly impaired (p < 0.01) although subjective QoL did not change significantly. In-hospital mortality was 28% (59/210) and total mortality over the time period 50% (104/210). CONCLUSION: Most patients who survived after treatment of abdominal sepsis in the SICU regained good health and their functional status was restored. Subjective QoL remained unchanged. (Less)
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  abstract     = {OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the long-term outcome of patients treated in the surgical intensive care unit (SICU) for abdominal sepsis. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: University hospital, Sweden. SUBJECTS: 210 consecutive patients treated for abdominal sepsis in the SICU at Lund University Hospital during the period January 1983 to December 1995. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Background information, morbidity, and mortality. Follow-up of surviving patients with interview and completion of a quality of life (QoL) assessment. Information collected postmortem from the registers of the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare. RESULTS: At follow-up, 45 patients of the 151 who survived the initial hospital stay had died, 41 were lost to follow up and 16 chose not to participate in the study; 49 patients completed the study. Median QoL scores were significantly impaired (p &lt; 0.01) although subjective QoL did not change significantly. In-hospital mortality was 28% (59/210) and total mortality over the time period 50% (104/210). CONCLUSION: Most patients who survived after treatment of abdominal sepsis in the SICU regained good health and their functional status was restored. Subjective QoL remained unchanged.},
  author       = {Haraldsen, Pernille and Andersson, Roland},
  issn         = {1102-416X},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {Suppl. 588},
  pages        = {23--27},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {European Journal of Surgery Supplement},
  title        = {Quality of life, morbidity, and mortality after surgical intensive care: a follow-up study of patients treated for abdominal sepsis in the surgical intensive care unit.},
  year         = {2003},
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