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Meningococcal shock still is associated with high mortality. Along with antibiotics and control of metabolic derangements, standard therapy involves monitoring and maintaining numerous cardiorespiratory variables. From 1980 to 1985, 39 children with meningococcal shock were treated in our pediatric ICU. We obtained full hemodynamic monitoring in 18 (12(More)
There are no reports analyzing the results of pediatric intensive care in Europe. We evaluated quantitatively the severity of illness and the amount of care required for 714 consecutively admitted patients. We used simultaneously the Clinical Classification System (CCS) the Acute Physiology Score (APS) and the Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System (TISS).(More)
There are no reports analyzing the results of pediatric intensive care in Europe. We evaluated quantitatively the severity of illness and the amount of care required for 714 consecutively admitted patients. We used simultaneously the Clinical Classification System (CCS) the Acute Physiology Score (APS) and the Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System (TISS).(More)
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