Sturgess, DJ and Marwick, TH and Joyce, C and Jenkins, C and Jones, M and Masci, P and Stewart, D and Venkatesh, B, Prediction of hospital outcome in septic shock: a prospective comparison of tissue Doppler and cardiac biomarkers, Critical Care, 14, (2) Article R44. ISSN 1466-609X (2010) [Refereed Article]
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Methods: Twenty-one consecutive adult patients from a multidisciplinary intensive care unit underwent transthoracic echocardiography and blood collection within 72 hours of developing septic shock.
Results: Mean ± SD APACHE III score was 80.1 ± 23.8. Hospital mortality was 29%. E/e’ was significantly higher in hospital non-survivors (15.32 ± 2.74, survivors 9.05 ± 2.75; P = 0.0002). Area under ROC curves were E/e’ 0.94, TnT 0.86, BNP 0.78 and NTproBNP 0.67. An E/e’ threshold of 14.5 offered 100% sensitivity and 83% specificity. Adjustment for APACHE III, cardiac disease, fluid balance and grade of diastolic function, demonstrated E/e’ as an independent predictor of hospital mortality (P = 0.019). Multiple linear regression incorporating APACHE III, gender, cardiac disease, fluid balance, noradrenaline dose, C reactive protein, ejection fraction and diastolic dysfunction yielded APACHE III (P = 0.033), fluid balance (P = 0.001) and diastolic dysfunction (P = 0.009) as independent predictors of BNP concentration.
Conclusions: E/e’ is an independent predictor of hospital survival in septic shock. It offers better discrimination between survivors and non-survivors than cardiac biomarkers. Fluid balance and diastolic dysfunction were independent predictors of BNP concentration in septic shock.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Research Division:||Medical and Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology|
|Research Field:||Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)|
|Objective Group:||Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)|
|Objective Field:||Cardiovascular System and Diseases|
|Author:||Marwick, TH (Professor Tom Marwick)|
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|Deposited By:||Menzies Institute for Medical Research|
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