How is the ISTH scoring system used to predict mortality rates in disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)?

Updated: Dec 06, 2020
  • Author: Marcel M Levi, MD; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Other analyses show that the DIC scoring system is a strong independent predictor of a fatal outcome in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. In these studies, mortality was higher than 40% in patients with sepsis and DIC (according to the scoring system), compared with about 25% in patients without DIC. For each DIC point in the system, the odds ratio for mortality is 1.29, whereas for each Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) classification system point, the odds ratio for mortality is 1.07.


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