MODS Scores: Which One Should I Use?

  • Rui MorenoEmail author
  • Andrew Rhodes


The symptoms usually set in within twenty-four hours, and rarely later than the third or fourth day. There is a chill or chilliness, with moderate fever at first, which gradually rises and is marked by daily remissions and even intermissions. The pulse is small and compressible, and may reach 120 or higher. Gastro-intestinal disturbances are common, the tongue is red at the margin, and the dorsum is dry and dark. There may be early delirium or marked mental prostration and apathy. At the disease progresses there may be pallor of the face or a yellowish tint. Capillary haemorrhages are not uncommon.


Intensive Care Unit Admission Sequential Organ Failure Assessment Intensive Care Unit Stay Sequential Organ Failure Assessment Score Intensive Care Unit Mortality 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Unidade de Cuidados Intensivos PolivalenteHospital de St. António dos Capuchos, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, E.P.ELisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Intensive Care MedicineSt George’s Healthcare NHS TrustLondonUK

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