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Paediatric cardiology, paediatric intensive care, paediatric cardiac critical care

Shahla Roodpeyma, Manuchehr Hekmat, Maryam Dordkhar, Sima Rafieyian, Arash Hashemi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the incidence of complications, morbidity and mortality, and the associated risk factors with mortality at a Paediatric Cardiology Intensiv Care Unit of a developing country. METHODS: The prospective observational study was conducted at Shahid Modarres Hospital, Tehran, Iran, from August 2009 to July 2010. A total of 202 patients were monitored from the time they entered the Paediatric Cardiology Intensive Care Unit till their final discharge...
January 2013: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Alain Fraisse, Stéphane Le Bel, Bertrand Mas, Duncan Macrae
Over recent decades, specialized paediatric cardiac intensive care has emerged as a central component in the management of critically ill, neonatal, paediatric and adult patients with congenital and acquired heart disease. The majority of high-volume centres (dealing with over 300 surgical cases per year) have dedicated paediatric cardiac intensive care units, with the smallest programmes more likely to care for paediatric cardiac patients in mixed paediatric or adult intensive care units. Specialized nursing staff are also a crucial presence at the patient's bedside for quality of care...
October 2010: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
J L Vázquez Martínez, C Pérez-Caballero, F Alvarado Ortega, G Milano Manso, S Jaraba Caballero, R Díaz Soto
INTRODUCTION: The objective of the present study is to present the organization of the resources of paediatric cardiac critical care in Spain. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data were collected through questionnaires sent by e-mail to Spanish PICUs. RESULTS: 22 PICUs were enrolled. The median number of beds were 9.5 (4-18 beds). Total cardiac admissions represented a 20 % of total PICUs admissions per year, firstly for congenital heart defects, and secondly for respiratory problems...
July 2008: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
Soumendu S Manna, Andrew Durward, Shyamala Moganasundram, Shane M Tibby, Ian A Murdoch
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the diagnostic yield, therapeutic role and safety of flexible bronchoscopy via an intensivist-led service in critically ill children. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: Regional paediatric intensive care unit. MEASUREMENTS AND RESULTS: One hundred forty-eight flexible bronchoscopies were performed by two intensivists on 134 patients (median age 16.5 months) over a 2.5-year period. Eighty-eight percent of patients required mechanical ventilation, and 22% were receiving inotropes...
December 2006: Intensive Care Medicine
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