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Table 3 Disease courses and outcomes of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus admitted to the intensive care unit

From: Outcome and prognostic factors in critically ill patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: a retrospective study

Courses and outcomes Number (%)
Need for mechanical ventilation 35 (68.6)
Steroid use in the ICU 41 (80.4)
Total parenteral nutrition 8 (15.6)
Continuous venovenous haemofiltration 11 (21.6)
Peritoneal dialysis 4 (7.8)
Haemodialysis 16 (31.3)
Operation 6 (11.8)
Gastrointestinal bleeding in the ICU 15 (29.4)
Intracranial haemorrhage in the ICU 6 (11.8)
Pneumothorax in the ICU 4 (7.8)
Septic shock in the ICU 15 (29.4)
Length of ICU stay (days; mean [range]) 7 (1–68)
Death in the ICU 24 (47.0)
Death in the hospital 24 (47.0)
  1. ICU, intensive care unit.