10] In the era before highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), HIV-infected children with co-infections such as Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PCP) had worse outcomes than other patients admitted to PICU
and were therefore not routinely ventilated.
There, children were treated with continuous albuterol in the PICU
The retrospective cohort study was conducted after approval from the institutional review committee at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised record of all children admitted to PICU
for more than 24 hours from January 1 to June 30, 2013.
Every patient admitted to the PICU
with a SARI or proven H1N1 infection during the study period was given a 5-day course of the neuraminidase inhibitor, oseltamivir, which was extended in some patients who had prolonged illness and who continued to test positive for the H1N1 virus.
KEY WORDS: Burden Acute Neurological illnesses PICU
Readmissions to the PICU
during the same hospitalization were analyzed as separate patients as there was a possibility of different outcome at each admission.
The other side of each tool was designed to collect patient information including study number, age at admission, gender, length of stay in PICU
, discharge destination and Paediatric Index of Mortality 2 (PIM2) score.
com, MarketTools Inc, 2008) with invitation letters to the PICU
and cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) medical directors identified from the NACHRI database.
This study explored the experience of parents who had a child die in the PICU
and their ideas for making this experience better or less agonising for others.
Among those who died, 4 patients were not admitted to a PICU
This prospective observational cohort study was conducted at the PICU
of the University Hospital, Crete.
in south central United States that were in the process of constructing a new PICU
with parent bed spaces within the patient room or cubicle.