Table 1

Definitions of organ failure

Organ Failure

Definition


Circulatory

Systolic blood pressure less than 90 mmHg or need for catecholamine support


Pulmonary

PaO2 60 mmHg or less or need for mechanical ventilation


Renal

Need for hemodialysis or creatinine level greater than 177 umol/L after rehydration


Radenkovic et al. BMC Surgery 2010 10:22   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-10-22

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