A comparison of gradual sedation levels using the Comfort-B scale and bispectral index in children on mechanical ventilation in the pediatric intensive care unit

@inproceedings{Silva2013ACO,
  title={A comparison of gradual sedation levels using the Comfort-B scale and
bispectral index in children on mechanical ventilation in the pediatric intensive
care unit},
  author={Cl{\'a}udia da Costa Silva and Marta Maria Os{\'o}rio Alves and Michel G S El Halal and Sabrina dos Santos Pinheiro and Paulo Roberto Antonacci Carvalho},
  booktitle={Revista Brasileira de terapia intensiva},
  year={2013}
}
OBJECTIVE Compare the scores resulting from the Comfort-B scale with the bispectral index in children in an intensive care unit. METHODS Eleven children between the ages of 1 month and 16 years requiring mechanical ventilation and sedation were simultaneously classified based on the bispectral index and the Comfort-B scale. Their behavior was recorded using digital photography, and the record was later evaluated by three independent evaluators. Agreement tests (Bland-Altman and Kappa) were… CONTINUE READING

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