International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)


Assessment of clinical probability and death outcome of pulmonary embolism among ICU patients local experience from Saudi Arabia

Author(s):Abdulrahman Saleh Al-Mulhim, Muthana Abdudullah Al-Sahlawi, Antonieto Alaban, Anabelle Buran-Omar

Pulmonary embolism (PE) is serious event in medical and surgical practice. Many patients are admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), and Few reports have addressed the outcome of patients with PE. Data were collected retrospectively of 53 (PE) patients admitted to the ICU between January 2010 and June 2012. Demographic, clinical, radiological and therapeutic data were collected on admission to ICU. Overall ICU mortality rate is 15% of which causes of death related to PE was 25% and PE with metastatic CA 12.5%. The most common predisposing factors were prolonged reduced mobility ( 45.3%) and major surgery within three months (34%). The result of this study could provide the background for a larger triage studies integrating demographic data, predisposing factors, clinical signs and diagnostics into the early detection and management of PE.

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