Thyroid Function as a Predictive Tool for The Prognosis of Traumatic Patients Admitted in Surgery ICUs

Ramin Azhough, Reza Movassaghi, Ali Farbod


Background: APACHE Score is an important criterion for determining the patient prognosis, especially in critically ill patients. According to significantly changes in the serum levels of thyroidal hormones in patients, especially in critically ill patients, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between thyroid function and APACHE 4 score in the prognosis of the traumatic patients admitted in surgery ICU. Method & Material: In a descriptive-analytical study, 90 patients with multiple trauma were studied. Thyroid hormones and APACHE 4 Score were evaluated on 1st, 5th and10th days of admission for each patient. Their clinical features and duration of hospitalization, either in trauma unit or ICU, elation between thyroidal hormones and APACHE 4 Score, duration of hospitalization, and survival of patients were evaluated. Results: This study included 90 patients. A statistically significant relation was detected between thyroid hormones (TT3) and APACHE 4 Score and duration of hospitalization. Conclusion: TT3 might be utilized as a prognostic factor in the traumatic patients admitted to ICU.



Trauma; Thyroid; ICU; APACHE

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