Modes of death in the pediatric intensive care unit : withdrawal and limitation of supportive care. Commentary.
To determine the frequency of withdrawal or limitation of supportive care for children dying in a pediatric intensive care unit (ICU).
Retrospective review of medical records.
Pediatric ICU in a tertiary care children's hospital.
All children dying in the pediatric ICU over a 54-month period (n=300).
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:
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.