Low Free T3 Is Associated With Worse Outcomes in Patients in the ICU Requiring Invasive Mechanical Ventilation
Rothberger, Gary D; Valestra, Paul K; Knight, Khalilah; Desai, Anish K; Calixte, Rose; Shapiro, Lawrence E
OBJECTIVE/UNASSIGNED:) levels. This condition, known as nonthyroidal illness syndrome (NTIS), is associated with poor outcomes. The association of NTIS and outcomes in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) requiring mechanical ventilation has not been well studied. This study aimed to determine the impact of NTIS on the outcomes of these patients. METHODS/UNASSIGNED:levels. Patients who died while on mechanical ventilation were assigned a VFD of 0. RESULTS/UNASSIGNED:< .001 for both mean and median VFDs). CONCLUSIONS/UNASSIGNED:due to NTIS in patients in the ICU requiring mechanical ventilation is associated with poor outcomes.