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Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery APACHE II, APACHE III, SOFA scoring systems, platelet counts and mortality in septic and nonseptic patients [Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg]
Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2005; 11(1): 29-34

APACHE II, APACHE III, SOFA scoring systems, platelet counts and mortality in septic and nonseptic patients

Canan Balcı1, Hülya Sungurtekin1, Ercan Gürses1, Uğur Sungurtekin1
Departments of Anesthesiology and Reanimation Medicine Faculty of Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey

BACKGROUND: The aim of the current prospective study was to examine the prognostic value of APACHE II, APACHE III (Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evakuation II and III) and SOFA (Sepsis-related Organ Failure Assessment) scores and platelet counts in septic and nonseptic patients hospitalized and treated in ICU units. METHODS: One hundred and twenty ICU patients were included in this study. Patients were grouped as septic survivors, septic nonsurvivors, nonseptic survivors and nonseptic nonsurvivors. The SOFA, APACHE II and III scores, and platelet counts were recorded at the admission in the ICU units and discharge.from the hospital. RESULTS: Patients were grouped as septic survivors (n=42), septic nonsurvivors (n=14), nonseptic survivors (n=48) and nonseptic nonsurvivors (n=16). The highest SOFA, APACHE II and III scores and the lowest platelet counts were observed in septic nonsurvivors when compared with the other patient groups.. All score values and platelet counts were found to be significant in prediction of mortality in septic patients. CONCLUSIONS: According to our results obtained in septic and non-septic patients, we concluded that SOFA, APACHE II and III scores and platelet counts might be used in the prediction of mortality in septic patients.


Septik ve nonseptik hastalarda APACHE II, APACHE III, SOFA skorlama sistemleri, trombosit düzeyleri ve mortalite

Canan Balcı1, Hülya Sungurtekin1, Ercan Gürses1, Uğur Sungurtekin1
Departments of Anesthesiology and Reanimation Medicine Faculty of Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey


Canan Balcı, Hülya Sungurtekin, Ercan Gürses, Uğur Sungurtekin. APACHE II, APACHE III, SOFA scoring systems, platelet counts and mortality in septic and nonseptic patients. Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2005; 11(1): 29-34
Manuscript Language: Turkish