According to a multivariate regression analysis, the researchers identified three markers associated with an increased risk of mortality, namely: Age, SOFA score, D-dimer concentration.
The older you are, the higher the mortality rate (odds ratio 1.10 per year of life).
Common concomitant disorders in intensive care patients with organ failure were:
Hypertension (48% non-survivors vs. 23% survivors), diabetes mellitus (31% vs. 14%), coronary heart disease, CHD (24% vs. 1%), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD (7% vs. 1%), renal dysfunction (4% vs. 0%).
An increased D-dimer concentration indicates a blood clotting disorder with an increased tendency to thrombosis.