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Table 4 Causes of mortality

From: Sodium bicarbonate prophylactic therapy in the prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy in patients admitted to the intensive care unit of a teaching hospital: a retrospective cohort study

Cause Prophylaxis Total
  Yes No  
MODS 12 6 18
Sepsis 8 4 12
Respiratory insufficiency 3 0 3
Anoxic encephalopathy 2 0 2
Bleeding 2 0 2
Combined respiratory and cardiac failure 0 2 2
Total 27 12 39
  1. MODS multiple organ dysfunction syndrome
  2. No significant differences were found between patients with or without prophylaxis