Prognostic Value of Red Cell Distribution Width and Neutrophil-Lymphocyte Ratio on Admission in Critically III Patients: A Retrospective Cohort Study


Inci K., Kahn B. S. , TÜRKOĞLU M. , AYGENCEL BIKMAZ Ş. G.

EGYPTIAN JOURNAL OF CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, vol.7, no.3, pp.92-97, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/ej9.0000000000000018
  • Title of Journal : EGYPTIAN JOURNAL OF CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.92-97

Abstract

Introduction: Studies have reported that red cell distribution width (RDW) is associated with a higher mortality rate and bloodstream infection risk in intensive care units (ICUs). Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a marker of inflammation related to mortality in pneumonia, cardiovascular diseases, and pulmonary embolism. Both markers are not yet routinely used as a prognostic marker in ICUs. With this study, we aimed to evaluate the effects of these 2 markers on ICU outcomes.