USEFULNESS OF THE PEDIATRIC INDEX OF MORTALITY 2 IN PREDICTING MORTALITY RATE IN BENHA UNIVERSITY PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT
International Journal of Advanced Research
little is known about the exact causes of death, and the impact of general risk factors that may complicate the course of critically ill patients. Scoring systems for use in ICUS allow an assessment. Aim of the study: To evaluate the usefulness of PIM2 score in predicting the outcome (mortality rate) in PICU in Benha university hospitals. Methods: This prospective study was conducted on 113 patients admitted to PICU in Benha University Hospitals in pediatric department over a period of six
... period of six months. All patients aged more than one month up to less than sixteen years old. Pediatric index of mortality 2 was scored for all patients within an hour of admission to PICU using a structured data collection form and then compared with outcome which recorded as death or discharge. Results: Data were collected prospectively as a cohort study upon 11 children admitted to PICU in Benha University hospitals during a six months period. The outcome of the 113 patients included in the study was 77 survivors and 36 non-survivors. Observed death rate was (31.9%) and the predicted mortality rate by PIM2 score was 38.1%. So, the standardized mortality ratio was 0.84 signifying overestimation of mortality rate and/or good performance of our unit. PIM2 discriminated between death and survival well with area under the ROC curve was 0.73 and cutoff value at (-2.99) which is a good discrimination and calibrated well (p = 0.88 in non survivors and 0.83 in survivors). Conclusion: PIM2 applied in our PICU was significantly correlated to mortalities as PICU outcome and showed adequate discriminatory function and well calibrated for the case mix of patients in PICU of Benha University hospitals. So, it can be used as a good predictor of mortality in PICUS.