DO SURGICAL PATIENTS OLDER THAN 90 YEARS MORE BENEFIT FROM INTENSIVE CARE UNIT?


Arıkan M.

Turkish Journal Of Geriatrics-Türk Geriatri Dergisi, cilt.23, ss.60-65, 2020 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 23 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.31086/tjgeri.2020.138
  • Dergi Adı: Turkish Journal Of Geriatrics-Türk Geriatri Dergisi
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.60-65

Özet

Introduction: The number of elderly patients followed in intensive care units

is increasing day by day. In the literature, there are a limited number of studies

covering patients aged 90 and over. We aimed to investigate the epidemiologic

characteristics and clinical outcomes of elderly patients aged ≥90 years admitted

to intensive care unit.

Materials and Methods: In this study, medical records of patients aged ≥90

years admitted to intensive care unit, between January 2015 and January 2018,

were retrospectively reviewed. Demographic data, reason for admission (medical

or surgical), Acute Physical and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II) score, need

for and duration of mechanical ventilation, need for inotropic agents, duration of

intensive care unit stay, and mortality rate were recorded.

Results: A total of 107 nonagenarians were evaluated. The mean age of the

patients was 92.65 ± 2.36 years, and 72 of them were women. The mean score of

APHACHE II was 23.6 ± 7.2. Most patients were admitted due to medical reasons (n

= 82, 76.63%). Sixty-four of the medical patients, and four of the surgical patients

had died in the intensive care unit (n = 68, 63.55%). APACHE II score, need for and

the duration of mechanical ventilation, need for inotropic agents, the duration of

intensive care unit stay, and the mortality rate were higher in medical patients than

in surgical patients.

Conclusions: The mortality rates of the medical patients were high; nevertheless,

we believe that surgical patients more benefit from intensive care unit follow-up.

Keywords: Aged; Patient; Intensive Care Unit; Mortality.