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Model of Angstwurm et al for Predicting Mortality in the ICU Using the APACHE II and ISTH DIC Scores

Purpose:

To predict the risk of mortality for a patient with sepsis using the APACHE II and ISTH DIC scores as reported by Angstwurm et al.

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, complications

ICD-10:

R57

Description:

Angstwurm et al used both the APACHE II and ISTH DIC scores to predict mortality for patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). This can help identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from Ludwig-Maximilans Universitat, Klinikum Mannheim, and University Hospital Muenchen in Germany.

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