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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 1984;17(4):245-249.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.1984.17.4.245   
Survey of Patients in ICU from July 1981 to June 1982.
Jong Nam Shin, Myung Ae Lee, Chang Keun Ahn
Department of Anesthesiology, National Medical Centerk, Seoul, Korea.
We have analyzed the patients who were admitted to ICU for postoperative care for over 36 hours and/or respiratory problems from July, 1981 to June 1982. 1) The total number of patients was 339, 198(57%) male and 146(43%) female. The mortality rate was 43.7% 2) Overall morality rate of patients in ICU was 49.7% and the 5th decade had the highest mortality rate. 3) The number of the patients who needed respiratory support was 217. 4) The number and type of airways were: orotracheal(174 cases, 96.4%), nasotracheal(9 cases, 4.1%) and trachestomy(34cases, 9.4%). 5) In the course of ventilator support, 72 patients (33.2%) among 217 could be weaned away from the ventilator. 6) The Mortality rate of ventilator supported patients was 59.9%(130). The mortality rate according to the type of the ventilator used was as follows: in Bird 73.2%, in Bourns 71.4% and in Servo 34.2%.


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