Augusto C Pérez

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OBJECTIVE External validation of the paediatric logistic organ dysfunction (PELOD) score in two paediatric intensive care units (PICU) in South America. METHODS Prospective observational cohort study including all PICU admissions from July 2003 to December 2004 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and from January 2004 to December 2004 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The(More)
OBJECTIVE Pediatric Index of Mortality 2 (PIM2) is an up-to-date mortality prediction model in the public domain that has not yet been widely validated. We aimed to evaluate this score in the population of patients admitted to our pediatric intensive care unit. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Multidisciplinary pediatric intensive care unit in a(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish the incidence and factors associated with hospital-acquired hyponatremia in pediatric surgical patients who received hypotonic saline (sodium 40 mmol/L plus potassium 20 mmol/L) at the rate suggested by the Holliday and Segar's formula for calculations of maintenance fluids. DESIGN Prospective, observational, cohort study. SETTING(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the association between neurologic out-come and the alterations of jugular venous oxygen saturation (SjvO2) or the increase in arteriovenous difference of lactate content (AVDL) in children with severe traumatic brain injury. DESIGN Observational prospective cohort study. SETTING Multidisciplinary pediatric intensive care unit of a(More)
OBJECTIVE We describe an infrequent but potentially lethal complication: an iatrogenic injury of the internal mammary artery after central venous catheterization. DESIGN Report of cases. SETTING Pediatric intensive care unit. PATIENTS The first patient we report on is a 3-yr-old girl who was severely neurologically damaged and was admitted to the(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the usefulness of gastric intramucosal pH (pHi) to predict adverse events during the postoperative period after cardiac surgery in pediatric patients. DESIGN Prospective, observational clinical study. SETTING Multidisciplinary pediatric intensive care unit, university hospital. PATIENTS A total of 70 patients who had elective(More)
Surgical patients and others admitted to recovery and intensive care units require sedation and pain therapy, for which a range of pharmaceuticals is available. Their use is more or less widespread, but other drugs, such as dexmedetomidine, have been and continue to be studied for application in such patients. Dexmedetomidine, a compound derived from(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the agreement between venous oxygen saturation in right atrium (Srao2) and pulmonary artery (Svo2) in critically ill pediatric patients. DESIGN Retrospective, observational study. SETTING Multidisciplinary pediatric intensive care unit from a general university hospital. PATIENTS Thirty critically ill children in whom a(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of the study was to evaluate the success rate of transpyloric tube (TPT) placement using air gastric insufflation technique in patients hospitalized in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. POPULATION, MATERIALS AND METHODS: The data were collected retrospectively from a prospective filled database. TPT positioning was defined as(More)