Limits...
What is the prevalence and clinical relevance of hypocalcemia in sepsis?

View Article: PubMed Central

AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED EXCERPT
Please rate it.

Hypocalcemia has a prevalence of 88% in general intensive care units (ICUs)... Calcium (Ca) administration may be associated with hemodynamic improvement, but with increased mortality in animal studies... A prospectively collected database was retrieved for Ca and SOFA score at days 1–14, APACHE II, lactate, creatinine, albumin, and mortality... The incidence of hypocalcemia was 80%, and that of SH was 41.9% (23 patients)... APACHE II scores, lactate and creatinine at D1 where higher, and albumin was lower in SH (P < 0.05)... Vasoactive drug use was higher in SH (87% vs 59.4%; P < 0.05)... Mortality and morbidity (SOFA maximum) and are shown in Figures 1 and 2... Hypocalcemia is common in septic patients... SH is associated with increased organ dysfunction, and a trend towards increased mortality... It probably represents a sign of more severe disease... More studies are needed to establish the role of calcium supplementation in septic patients.

No MeSH data available.


SOFA maximum in septic patients.
© Copyright Policy
Related In: Results  -  Collection


getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3301032&req=5

Figure 2: SOFA maximum in septic patients.

Mentions: Fifty-five patients had a mean (± standard deviation) age of 50.5 (± 18.0) years, and an APACHE II score of 21.4 (± 9.1). At entrance, 27.3% of patients were in septic shock, and subsequently 70.9% developed criteria for septic shock. The incidence of hypocalcemia was 80%, and that of SH was 41.9% (23 patients). APACHE II scores, lactate and creatinine at D1 where higher, and albumin was lower in SH (P < 0.05). Vasoactive drug use was higher in SH (87% vs 59.4%; P < 0.05). Mortality and morbidity (SOFA maximum) and are shown in Figures 1 and 2.


What is the prevalence and clinical relevance of hypocalcemia in sepsis?
SOFA maximum in septic patients.
© Copyright Policy
Related In: Results  -  Collection

Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3301032&req=5

Figure 2: SOFA maximum in septic patients.
Mentions: Fifty-five patients had a mean (± standard deviation) age of 50.5 (± 18.0) years, and an APACHE II score of 21.4 (± 9.1). At entrance, 27.3% of patients were in septic shock, and subsequently 70.9% developed criteria for septic shock. The incidence of hypocalcemia was 80%, and that of SH was 41.9% (23 patients). APACHE II scores, lactate and creatinine at D1 where higher, and albumin was lower in SH (P < 0.05). Vasoactive drug use was higher in SH (87% vs 59.4%; P < 0.05). Mortality and morbidity (SOFA maximum) and are shown in Figures 1 and 2.

View Article: PubMed Central

AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED EXCERPT
Please rate it.

Hypocalcemia has a prevalence of 88% in general intensive care units (ICUs)... Calcium (Ca) administration may be associated with hemodynamic improvement, but with increased mortality in animal studies... A prospectively collected database was retrieved for Ca and SOFA score at days 1–14, APACHE II, lactate, creatinine, albumin, and mortality... The incidence of hypocalcemia was 80%, and that of SH was 41.9% (23 patients)... APACHE II scores, lactate and creatinine at D1 where higher, and albumin was lower in SH (P < 0.05)... Vasoactive drug use was higher in SH (87% vs 59.4%; P < 0.05)... Mortality and morbidity (SOFA maximum) and are shown in Figures 1 and 2... Hypocalcemia is common in septic patients... SH is associated with increased organ dysfunction, and a trend towards increased mortality... It probably represents a sign of more severe disease... More studies are needed to establish the role of calcium supplementation in septic patients.

No MeSH data available.