Outcome of mechanical ventilation: A review from an ICU in Pakistan

F. H. Khan, F. A. Khan, R. Irshad, R. S. Kamal

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


The outcome of mechanical ventilation is reported in a prospective series of 124 patients wile were managed in a University Hospital intensive care unit in Pakistan. Fifty-one of these patients died in the ICU and 7 died on the ward. The overall mortality following mechanical ventilation was 48%. Post cardiac arrest patients and patients with malignancies had a mortality rate of 88% and 71% respectively. Patients with neurological problems had 47% mortality and those admitted with major organ systemic failure had a mortality of 42%. Patients with myasthenia gravis, tetanus and Guillain Barre Syndrome had 100% recovery. Similarly surgical patients ventilated either electively or for complications occurring in the post operative period had no mortality, Patients with head injury or intracelebral bleeding were found to have a mortality of 29%. The series is compared to similarly reported series from other developed and developing countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-266
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • Intensive care outcome
  • Mechanical ventilation


Dive into the research topics of 'Outcome of mechanical ventilation: A review from an ICU in Pakistan'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this