APACHE III Score on ICU Admission Predicts Hospital Mortality After Open Thoracoabdominal and Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair


Kabbani L. S. , ESCOBAR G. A. , KNIPP B., DEATRICK C. B. , Duran A., UPCHURCH G. R. , ...More

ANNALS OF VASCULAR SURGERY, vol.24, no.8, pp.1060-1067, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.avsg.2010.07.011
  • Journal Name: ANNALS OF VASCULAR SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1060-1067
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: No prior studies, to our knowledge, have examined the performance of the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) III score in predicting mortality of patients undergoing open thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) or open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair. We sought to evaluate APACHE III scores in the prediction of postoperative mortality in elective TAAA and AAA repairs.