• Heart pumps linked to complications in some patients who underwent stent procedures

    20 days ago - By News Medical

    In critically ill patients who require a heart pump to support blood circulation as part of stent procedures, specific heart pumps have been associated with serious complications, according to a new study led by cardiologists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
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  • Hyperchloremia Is Associated With Complicated Course and Mortality in Pediatric Patients With Septic Shock*

    Hyperchloremia Is Associated With Complicated Course and Mortality in Pediatric Patients With Septic Shock*

    20 days ago - By Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

    Objective:
    Hyperchloremia is associated with poor outcome among critically ill adults, but it is unknown if a similar association exists among critically ill children. We determined if hyperchloremia is associated with poor outcomes in children with septic shock.
    Design:
    Retrospective analysis of a pediatric septic shock database.
    Setting:
    Twenty-nine PICUs in the United States.
    Patients:
    Eight hundred ninety children 10 years and younger with septic shock.
    Interventions:
    None.
    Measurements and Main Results:
    We considered the minimum, maximum, and mean chloride values during the initial 7...
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