Epidemiology of pediatric critically-ill patients presenting to the pediatric emergency department.

@article{Lehri2013EpidemiologyOP,
  title={Epidemiology of pediatric critically-ill patients presenting to the pediatric emergency department.},
  author={Sikar Sushma Lehri and Y L Lin and Lanchao Zhao and Y. K. Wu and Yj. Chang and C-Y Chen and K-H Wu and Huang-Pin Wu},
  journal={Klinische Padiatrie},
  year={2013},
  volume={225 1},
  pages={
          18-23
        }
}
This study aimed to analyze the epidemiologic patterns of pediatric critically-ill patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) and the etiologies of intensive care unit (ICU) admission of different age groups.This retrospective study of all children aged less than 18 years presenting with critical illnesses to the ED was conducted in a tertiary medical center in Taiwan from 2003 to 2007. All patients transferred to the ICU from the ED were included without distinction. Demographic data… CONTINUE READING
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