Fluid overload in a South African pediatric intensive care unit.

@article{Ketharanathan2014FluidOI,
  title={Fluid overload in a South African pediatric intensive care unit.},
  author={N Ketharanathan and Mignon Irene McCulloch and Clare C Wilson and Beyra Rossouw and Shamiel Salie and Johan Ahrens and Brenda M Morrow and Andrew Charles Argent},
  journal={Journal of tropical pediatrics},
  year={2014},
  volume={60 6},
  pages={428-33}
}
OBJECTIVE Fluid resuscitation is integral to resuscitation guidelines and critical care. However, fluid overload (FO) yields increased morbidity. METHODS Prospective observational study of Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital pediatric intensive care unit admissions (February to March 2013). FO % = (fluid in minus fluid out) [liters]/weight [kg] × 100%. PRIMARY OUTCOMES FO ≥ 10%, 28 day mortality. RESULTS Median [interquartile range (IQR)] age: 9.5 (2.0-39.0) months, median (IQR… CONTINUE READING