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2020 Nov 17

J Crit Care


Decreased serial scores of severe organ failure assessments are associated with survival in mechanically ventilated patients; the prospective Maastricht Intensive Care COVID cohort.


Bels JLM, van Kuijk SMJ, Ghossein-Doha C, Tijssen FH, van Gassel RJJ, Tas J, Collaborators MICC, Schnabel RM, Aries MJH, van de Poll MCG, Bergmans DCJJ, Meex SJR, van Mook WNKA, van der Horst ICC, van Bussel BCT
J Crit Care. 2020 Nov 17; 62:38-45.
PMID: 33246196.


The majority of patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection are admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for mechanical ventilation. The role of multi-organ failure during ICU admission as driver for outcome remains to be investigated yet.