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Comparison of Accuracy of NUTRIC and Modified NUTRIC Scores in Predicting 28-Day Mortality in Patients with Sepsis: A Single Center Retrospective Study

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Department of Internal Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul 05505, Korea
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Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul 05505, Korea
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Department of Pharmacy, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul 05505, Korea
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Food and Nutrition Service Team, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul 05505, Korea
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Nutrients 2018, 10(7), 911; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu10070911
Received: 12 June 2018 / Revised: 12 July 2018 / Accepted: 13 July 2018 / Published: 17 July 2018
The NUTRIC (Nutrition Risk in the Critically Ill) and modified NUTRIC scores are nutrition risk assessment tools specifically for intensive care unit (ICU) patients. A modified NUTRIC score is composed of all variables except for IL-6 level in the NUTRIC score. Their use in qualifying critically ill patients at nutritional risk has been extensively evaluated, although not in studies of patients with sepsis, when interleukin 6 levels, which are not included in the modified NUTRIC score, may be elevated. The present study was a retrospective comparison of the accuracy of the NUTRIC and modified NUTRIC scores in predicting 28-day mortality of 482 adult patients with sepsis who were admitted to the medical ICU of a tertiary referral hospital in South Korea between January 2011 and June 2017 and who had ICU stays longer than 24 h. The NUTRIC and modified NUTRIC scores were calculated using data from the patients’ electronic medical records relating to the first 24 h of admission to the ICU. The area under the curve of the NUTRIC Score for predicting 28-day mortality was 0.762 (95% confidence interval (CI): 0.718–0.806) and of the modified NUTRIC Score 0.757 (95% CI: 0.713–0.801). There was no significant difference between the two scores (p = 0.45). The modified NUTRIC score was a good nutritional risk assessment tool for critically ill septic patients. View Full-Text
Keywords: modified NUTRIC Score; NUTRIC Score; nutrition risk; sepsis; intensive care unit modified NUTRIC Score; NUTRIC Score; nutrition risk; sepsis; intensive care unit
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Jeong, D.H.; Hong, S.-B.; Lim, C.-M.; Koh, Y.; Seo, J.; Kim, Y.; Min, J.-Y.; Huh, J.W. Comparison of Accuracy of NUTRIC and Modified NUTRIC Scores in Predicting 28-Day Mortality in Patients with Sepsis: A Single Center Retrospective Study. Nutrients 2018, 10, 911.

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