, APACHE II and SOFA score were calculated at admission.
Comparison of the performance of SAPS II
, SAPS 3, APACHE II, and their customized prognostic models in a surgical intensive care unit.
Our aim was to assess the performance and utility of APACHE IV & SAPS II
scoring system in predicting ICU mortality in severe sepsis and septic shock patients in a single tertiary multidisciplinary ICU.
Gender, age, Simplified Acute Physiology Score II (SAPS II
), medical history, GCS score on scene, World Federation of Neurosurgeons score (WFNS), Fisher score, aneurysm location, surgery upon admission, ventriculostomy realization, type of aneurysm, clip or coiling, and antibioprophylaxis were prospectively recorded.
The patient was admitted to the surgical intensive care unit (ICU) and had by admission a calculated SAPS II
score of 29.
The mean lung injury prediction score was 5 [+ or -] 2.5, and baseline SAPS II
was 44.3 [+ or -] 19.7.
Disease severity of septic patients was assessed at the ICU by obtaining APACHE II (Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II), SOFA (Sequential Organ Failure Assessment), and SAPS II
(Simplified Acute Physiology Score) scores.
A calibration study of SAPS II
with Norwegian intensive care registry data.
Data on patient age, APACHE II score, SAPS II
and number of reintubations, as well as number of days on MV or number of days of stay in ICU were expressed as median and 25th-75th interquartile range, while other data were expressed as number (%).
Of note, patients with the diagnosis of isolated pulmonary TB presented higher SAPS II
and APACHE II scores (p = 0.002 and p = 0.024) and were more likely to need ventilatory and hemodynamic support (resp., 85.7% versus 45.4%, p = 0.17; and 67.8% versus 18.2%, p = 0.05).