Withholding or withdrawal of care is frequently practiced in the PICU
. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) in the UK states that there are five circumstances in which this may be appropriate:
From January 2014 until the end of 2016, a total of 262 patients underwent surgery for CHD and were admitted to the PICU
. Five patients were excluded from the study because they were older than 14 years.
From the total 2010 admissions in SUS hospitals (n=543,720), hospitalizations with ICU daily rates (n=14,965) were selected, followed by those that occurred in PICUs
at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital (RCWMCH) in Cape Town, SA, serves a diverse population, with most patients coming from extremely impoverished circumstances.
A prospective, cohort study was conducted in the PICU
of the Department of Paediatrics, Government Medical College, Kozhikode during the period of January 2014 to June 2015.
While it is accepted that length of stay (LOS) may reflect severity of illness and PICU
quality and performance, there is no uniform definition of what constitutes long PICU
As far as we are aware, this is the first prospective multicentre study designed to describe the epidemiology of severe bronchiolitis cases admitted to PICUs
 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
is an essential component of children hospitals as it constitutes about 8-10% of all children hospital's beds.3 ICUs consume a lot of resources and are expensive.
This study was designed to audit and compare the compliance and completion levels of two PICU
nursing care management checklists, a trial document (form A) which had been in place for many years and a newly introduced form (form B) which was introduced in late January, 2010.
returned all three survey components.