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Energy needs in critically ill children are dynamic and variable. Data on energy balance in children with severe sepsis using indirect calorimetry (IC) is lacking. Thus, we planned to study the energy needs and balance of this cohort.
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Name: Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition
Sepsis is associated with a deflection of inflammatory and coagulative parameters, since some clotting factors are known to be involved in the host's defense against infection and inflammation. These ...
Angiopoietins are postulated diagnostic biomarkers in children and adults with severe sepsis and septic shock. The diagnostic value of angiopoietins in children less than 5 years old has not been esta...
Pharmacokinetics (PK) of pharmaceuticals and pharmaconutrients are poorly understood in critically ill patients, and dosing is often based on healthy subject data. This might be particularly problemat...
Early diagnosis and triage of sepsis improves outcomes. We aimed to identify biomarkers that may advance diagnosis and triage of pediatric sepsis. Serum and plasma samples were collected from young ch...
Echocardiography and cardiac biomarkers, such as cardiac troponin I (cTnI) and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-pro BNP) are useful tools to evaluate cardiac dysfunction. Left ventricular...
In critically ill children with severe sepsis, neurophysiologic derangements often proceed undetected and can lead to irreversible brain injury causing neurocognitive and behavioral defici...
Severe sepsis is a common condition with high mortality and morbidity. A previous meta-analysis has demonstrated the safety of glutamine supplementation with suggestion of mortality and mo...
To evaluate the discriminative power of BIS monitoring to classify the degree of mental state associated with the PCT graded sepsis cascade, and to assess its utility for monitoring the im...
This is prospective study to assess the pharmacodynamics (t>MIC) of 4.5 g every 6 h of piperacillin/tazobactam in patients with early phase of severe sepsis/septic shock following administ...
The purposes of this study are to determine: 1. Whether drotrecogin alfa (activated) helps children with severe sepsis survive their condition more often or recover faster than chi...
Systemic inflammatory response syndrome with a proven or suspected infectious etiology. When sepsis is associated with organ dysfunction distant from the site of infection, it is called severe sepsis. When sepsis is accompanied by HYPOTENSION despite adequate fluid infusion, it is called SEPTIC SHOCK.
Acute neurological dysfunction during severe SEPSIS in the absence of direct brain infection characterized by systemic inflammation and BLOOD BRAIN BARRIER perturbation.
Acute form of MALNUTRITION which usually affects children, characterized by a very low weight for height (below -3z scores of the median World Health Organization standards), visible severe wasting, or occurrence of nutritional EDEMA. It can be a direct or indirect cause of fatality in children suffering from DIARRHEA and PNEUMONIA. Do not confuse with starvation, a condition in which the body is not getting enough food, usually for extended periods of time.
Electric power supply devices which convert biological energy, such as chemical energy of metabolism or mechanical energy of periodic movements, into electrical energy.
The presence of fungi circulating in the blood. Opportunistic fungal sepsis is seen most often in immunosuppressed patients with severe neutropenia or in postoperative patients with intravenous catheters and usually follows prolonged antibiotic therapy.
Pediatrics is the general medicine of childhood. Because of the developmental processes (psychological and physical) of childhood, the involvement of parents, and the social management of conditions at home and at school, pediatrics is a specialty. With ...
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Sepsis, septicaemia and blood poisoning
Septicaemia (another name for blood poisoning) refers to a bacterial infection of the blood, whereas sepsis can also be caused by viral or fungal infections. Sepsis is not just limited to the blood and can affect the whole body, including the organ...