EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF
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Abstract

PREVALENCE AND RISK FACTORS OF ADMISSION CAUSE IN INTENSIVE CARE UNIT (ICU). A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY

Dr. Taha Midhat Lafta*

ABSTRACT

Background: Intensive care unit (ICU) is considered one of the important and sensitive units in the medical field, as this unit is concerned with patients who are unconscious, as a result of their injury to the brain, such as severe bleeding and stroke due to blood pressure. Aim: To assess the characteristics and causes of admission among cases to intensive care unit with different ages in Baghdad- Iraq. Methods: A cross-sectional study were conducted in the intensive care unit in Baghdad. Semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect the information from the records. The sample size was 480 cases. Data was described by using the descriptive statistics such as frequency, percentage, Fisher chi-square, and p. value. STATA version 14 statistical package was used to analyze the data. Results: We found that 60.2% were male cases and 39.8% were female cases. Highest frequency of cases 63.3% occur in the age groups more than 50 years old, traumatic brain in 30.8%, 42.5% of patients died. There are not significant relation between age, gender, outcomes and the causes of admission at p. values less than 0.05. Conclusion: We concluded a traumatic brain injury is a major cause of admission, followed by cancer, complication after surgery, CVA and RTA. The percentage of LS (Length of Stay) in the ICU for more than 14 days was higher and it’s dependent on the patient conditions. Recommendation: We need further researches on this field to decrease the number of admission to this unit. Therefore, to decrease the mortality and morbidity among people.

Keywords: Intensive care, Patients, Dead, Traumatic brain, Length of stay.


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