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Volume 9, Number 9—September 2003

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: Clinical Outcome and Prognostic Correlates1

Ping Tim Tsui*Comments to Author , Man Leung Kwok*, Hon Yuen*, and Sik To Lai*
Author affiliations: *Princess Margaret Hospital, Hong Kong, China

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Table 3

Independent prognostic correlates and clinical outcome

Correlates High oxygen dependency ICU care or death Survival time

OR (95% CI)
p value
OR (95% CI)
p value
Hazard ratio (95% CI)
p value
(per 10-y increase)
1.48 (1.21 to 1.8)
1.57 (1.26 to 1.95)
1.75 (1.38 to 2.2)
Admission neutrophil
(per 1x109/L increase)
1.31 (1.14 to 1.5)
1.28 (1.13 to 1.46)
1.17 (1.09 to 1.26)
Initial LDH level
(per 100 IU/L increase) 1.49 (1.23 to 1.82)
p<0.001 1.35 (1.11 to 1.64)
p=0.003 p value
not significant

aICU, intensive care unit; LDH = lactate dehydrogenase; OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval.

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1P.T. Tsui and M.L. Kwok were coprincipal investigators and responsible for data collection. Dr. Tsui wrote the manuscript. H. Yuen and S.T. Lai led and fine tuned the research from hypothesis generation to writing the paper.

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