Jimena del Castillo

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INTRODUCTION One of the greatest problems with continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is early coagulation of the filters. Few studies have monitored circuit function prospectively. The purpose of this study was to determine the variables associated with circuit life in critically ill children with CRRT. METHODS A prospective observational study was(More)
Regional anticoagulation with citrate is an alternative to heparin in continuous renal replacement therapies, which may prolong circuit lifetime and decrease hemorrhagic complications. A retrospective comparative cohort study based on a prospective observational registry was conducted including critically ill children undergoing CRRT. Efficacy, measured as(More)
INTRODUCTION Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) frequently gives rise to complications in critically ill children. However, no studies have analyzed these complications prospectively. The purpose of this study was to analyze the complications of CRRT in children and to study the associated risk factors. METHODS A prospective, single-centre,(More)
Severe hypophosphatemia can cause generalized muscle weakness, paralysis of the respiratory muscles, myocardial dysfunction, reduced peripheral vascular resistance, and encephalopathy. Here we conducted a prospective study to determine the incidence of hypophosphatemia in 47 children on continuous renal replacement therapy and to evaluate the efficacy and(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the accuracy of three devices for measuring transcutaneous CO(2) tension in critically ill children. METHODS A prospective study comparing the values from three transcutaneous CO(2) monitors (SenTec, TOSCA 500, and TINA TCM3) with simultaneous arterial CO(2) (PaCO(2)) and end-tidal CO(2) (EtCO(2)) values. Clinical data were collected(More)
PURPOSE Arterial hyperoxia after resuscitation has been associated with increased mortality in adults. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that post-resuscitation hyperoxia and hypocapnia are associated with increased mortality after resuscitation in pediatric patients. METHODS We performed a prospective observational multicenter(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES The objective was to analyze the characteristics and prognostic factors of in-hospital pediatric cardiac arrest in Spain. METHODS A prospective observational study was performed to examine in-hospital pediatric cardiac arrest. Two hundred children were studied, aged between 1 month and 18 years, with in-hospital cardiac arrest.(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to analyze the mortality and neurological outcome factors of in-pediatric intensive care unit (in-PICU) cardiac arrest (CA) in a multicenter international study. PATIENTS AND METHODS It was a prospective observational multicenter study in Latin-American countries, Spain, Portugal, and Italy. A total of 250 children aged(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective was to study the clinical course of children requiring continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) after cardiac surgery and to analyze the factors associated with mortality. METHODS A prospective observational study was performed that included all children requiring CRRT after cardiac surgery, comparing these patients with other(More)
AIM To analyze the correlations between hemodynamic, oxygenation and tissue perfusion values in an infant animal model of asphyctic cardiac arrest (ACA). METHODS A prospective observational animal study was performed in seventy one, two month-old piglets. CA was induced by removal of mechanical ventilation and was followed by advanced life support after(More)