• Organ donation in children: Role of the pediatric intensive care unit

    1 month ago - By Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

    Objectives Children waiting for organ transplants continue to die because of the shortage of available organs. Studies of organ donation in children are scarce. The evaluation of the organ donation experience in a pediatric tertiary care hospital may identify factors that influence actual organ donation rates and lead to strategies to improve pediatric organ donation.
    Design Retrospective study.
    Setting Pediatric intensive care unit in a Canadian pediatric referral center.
    Patients All children with brain death over an 8-yr period (1990-1997).
    Interventions None.
    Measurements and Main...
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  • Recommendations on RBC Transfusion in General Critically Ill Children Based on Hemoglobin and/or Physiologic Thresholds From the Pediatric Critical Care Transfusion and Anemia Expertise Initiative

    Recommendations on RBC Transfusion in General Critically Ill Children Based on Hemoglobin and/or Physiologic Thresholds From the Pediatric Critical Care Transfusion and Anemia Expertise Initiative

    1 month ago - By Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

    Objectives:
    To present the consensus recommendations and supporting literature for RBC transfusions in general critically ill children from the Pediatric Critical Care Transfusion and Anemia Expertise Initiative.
    Design:
    Consensus conference series of international, multidisciplinary experts in RBC transfusion management of critically ill children.
    Methods:
    The panel of 38 experts developed evidence-based and, when evidence was lacking, expert-based recommendations and research priorities regarding RBC transfusions in critically ill children. The subgroup on RBC transfusion in general...
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