• Validation of the Vasoactive-Inotropic Score in Pediatric Sepsis*

    1 month ago - By Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

    Objectives:
    To assess the validity of Vasoactive-Inotropic Score as a scoring system for cardiovascular support and surrogate outcome in pediatric sepsis.
    Design:
    Secondary retrospective analysis of a single-center sepsis registry.
    Setting:
    Freestanding children's hospital and tertiary referral center.
    Patients:
    Children greater than 60 days and less than 18 years with sepsis identified in the emergency department between January 2012 and June 2015 treated with at least one vasoactive medication within 48 hours of admission to the PICU.
    Interventions:
    None.
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