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  1. Modes of death in the pediatric intensive care unit : withdrawal and limitation of supportive care. Commentary.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    To determine the frequency of withdrawal or limitation of supportive care for children dying in a pediatric intensive care unit (ICU).

    Design

    Retrospective review of medical records.

    Setting

    Pediatric ICU in a tertiary care children's hospital.

    Patients

    All children dying in the pediatric ICU over a 54-month period (n=300).

    Interventions

    Medical record review Measurements and Main Results: Data recorded for each patient included diagnosis, mode of death, and whether the child was brain dead.

    Each patient was assigned to one of the followig mode of death categories:

    • brain dead;

    • active withdrawal of supportive care (meaning removal of the endotracheal tube);

    • failed cardiopulmonary resuscitation;

    • allowed to die without cardiopulmonary restricitation (do-not-resuscitate status).

    Mots-clés Pascal : Soin intensif, Réanimation, Arrêt traitement, Fréquence, Critère décision, Stade terminal, Mort, Enfant, Homme, Etude statistique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Ethique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Intensive care, Resuscitation, Withdrawal, Frequency, Decision criterion, Terminal stade, Death, Child, Human, Statistical study, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Ethics

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0058601

    Code Inist : 002B27B11. Création : 199406.