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Severity of Illness Score of Balkema et al for an HIV-Positive Patient on Mechanical Ventilation in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

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Balkema et al developed a simple score for predicting mortality for an HIV-positive patient requiring mechanical ventilation in the ICU. This can help to identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Academic Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.

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