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Editorial Board       p-ISSN 2308-4944 (print)       e-ISSN 2409-0085 (online)
SOI: 1.1/TAS         DOI: 10.15863/TAS

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ISJ Theoretical & Applied Science 11(67) 2018

Philadelphia, USA

* Scientific Article * Impact Factor 6.630

Asifa, Khan, B., & Fatima, A.

Low arterial blood ph and increased mortality among patients in ICU.

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Language: English

Citation: Asifa, Khan, B., & Fatima, A. (2018). Low arterial blood ph and increased mortality among patients in ICU. ISJ Theoretical & Applied Science, 11 (67), 304-306. Soi: Doi:

Pages: 304-306

Published: 30.11.2018

Abstract: Objective: This study was conducted to determine relation of low blood ph and increased mortality among patients admitted in ICU. Design and Duration: This is an observational type of study started in January 2018 and completed in August 2018 comprising on seven months duration. Setting: This study was conducted in a tertiary care hospital Jinnah Hospital Lahore. Patients and Methods: All patients admitted in ICU care either surgery or medicine, were included in this study. All male and female cases were included. Consent was taken from the close relatives of the patients for including data of patient in this study. A written consent was taken from medical superintendant of the hospital for conducting study. Privacy of data was maintained. Results: There were 50 cases included in this study. There were both male and female cases. There were 35(70%) male cases and 15(30%) female cases. Age range of patients was 15-60 years with mean age of 44±20 years. There were 7(14%) cases between 15-25 years age, 9(18%) cases were between 26-35 years, 8(16%) cases between 36-45 years, 12(24%) cases between 46-55 years and 14(28%) cases above 55 years of age. Out of 50 cases 31(62%) died and 29(38%). There were 25(50%) cases out of 31 cases in which blood ph was below 7 in their disease course at least one time. Conclusion: Low blood Ph was is associated with poor prognosis of disease and increased mortality rate among patients admitted in intensive care unit.

Key words: Blood ph, ICU, disease prognosis, critical ill patients.








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