RBC Distribution Width: Biomarker for Red Cell Dysfunction and Critical Illness Outcome?

OBJECTIVES RBC distribution width is reported to be an independent predictor of outcome in adults with a variety of conditions. We sought to determine if RBC distribution width is associated with morbidity or mortality in critically ill children. DESIGN Retrospective observational study. SETTING Tertiary PICU. PATIENTS All admissions to St. Louis… (More)