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Prediction of mortality in septic patients with hypotension

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Sepsis remains the second largest killer in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), giving rise to a significant economic burden ($17b per annum in the US, 0.3% of the gross domestic product). The aim of the work described in this thesis is to improve the estimation of severity in this population, with a view to improving the allocation of resources.

A cohort of 2,143 adult patients with sepsis and hypotension was identified from the MIMIC-II database (v2.26). The implementation of state-of-...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Research group:
Institute of Biomedical Engineering
Oxford college:
St Hilda's College
Role:
Author

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Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Role:
Supervisor
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Role:
Supervisor
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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