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This study evaluates PELOD-2 score mortality prediction ability in children with multiple organ dysfunction. The descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out on 110 children with Multiple Organ Dysfunction at the Pediatric intensive care unit in Vietnam National Children’s Hospital from 1st January 2015 to 31th June 2016. The study results show that the average PELOD-2 score was high (8.8 ± 3.85 points); the PELOD-2 score of the mortality group was significantly higher than the survivor group with 7.07 ± 2.37 and 10.43 ± 4,28, respectively; mortality rate was directly proportional to PELOD-2 score; the PELOD-2 score could separate the mortality group from the survivor group with the area under the ROC curve of 0.76 and the cut-point PELOD-2 score of 8.5. If children with multiple organ dysfunction had over 10 points of PELOD-2 score, their mortality prediction value was nearly the same as the actual mortality rate. The study concludes that PELOD-2 score was significantly correlated with associated multiple organ dysfunction syndrome and useful in predicting mortality.
Keywords: Multiple organ dysfunction, PELOD-2 score.
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