• Comparing Vasoactive-Inotropic Score Reporting Strategies in the PICU Relative to Mortality Risk*

    7 days ago - By Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

    Objectives:
    High Vasoactive-Inotropic Scores have demonstrated association with poor outcomes in pediatric cardiac ICUs and are being calculated more frequently in studies of critically ill noncardiac patients. Available studies differ in their approach to assigning Vasoactive-Inotropic Scores, making direct comparisons difficult. The goal of this investigation is to compare multiple approaches to Vasoactive-Inotropic Score assignment to determine their strength of association with mortality in a general pediatric intensive care population. In doing so, we aim to help validate the use of...
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