Predictors of Prolonged Length of Intensive Care Unit Stay After Stage I Palliation: A Report from the National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative

@article{BakerSmith2013PredictorsOP,
  title={Predictors of Prolonged Length of Intensive Care Unit Stay After Stage I Palliation: A Report from the National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative},
  author={Carissa M Baker-Smith and Carolyn M Wilhelm and Steven R. Neish and Thomas S. Klitzner and Robert H. Beekman and John D. Kugler and Gerard Robert Martin and Carole Lannon and Kathy J. Jenkins and Geoffrey L. Rosenthal},
  journal={Pediatric Cardiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={35},
  pages={431-440}
}
The objective of this study is to identify predictors of prolonged intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay (LOS) for single ventricle patients following Stage I palliation. We hypothesize that peri-operative factors contribute to prolonged ICU stay among children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) and its variants. In 2008, as a part of the Joint Council on Congenital Heart Disease initiative, the National Pediatric Cardiology-Quality Improvement Collaborative established a data… CONTINUE READING

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