TITLE

34% mortality rate from SARS in critically ill patients at 28 days in Toronto: COMMENTARY

AUTHOR(S)
Loeb, Mark
PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2004, Vol. 140 Issue 1, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on a study regarding critically ill patients with SARS, published in the 2003 issue of "Journal of the American Medical Association." Providing critical care to patients with SARS has many challenges. The close interaction with patients and the increased potential for exposure to respiratory secretions place health care workers who work in critical care units at high risk for nosocomial acquisition of the SARS coronavirus. Strengths of the study include a clearly defined inception cohort of critically ill patients and standardized assessment of severity of illness, sepsis-related organ failure and radiologic progression.
ACCESSION #
12104561

 

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