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  1. Correlation between clinical diagnoses and autopsy findings in critically ill children.

    Article - En anglais

    Study objective

    To examine the correlation between clinical diagnoses and autopsy findings in children who die in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).


    Retrospective chart review.


    PICU of a university-affiliated hospital.


    A consecutive sample of patients who diedin the PICU and had autopsies performed.

    Measurements and main results

    Of 193 patients who died during the 71/2-year study period, 50 (26%) had autopsies performed.

    The mean age was 34.7 months (range 15 hours to 17 years), and the mean length of stay in the PICU was 12.2 days (range 2 hours to 60 days).

    Major admitting diagnoses included postoperative cardiac surgery (19), nonoperative cardiac disease (7), hematologic/malignant disorder (5), and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (5).

    Mots-clés Pascal : Soin intensif, Unité soin intensif, Pédiatrie, Diagnostic, Autopsie, Etude comparative, Nourrisson, Homme, Nouveau né, Evaluation, Service santé

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Intensive care, Intensive care unit, Pediatrics, Diagnosis, Autopsy, Comparative study, Infant, Human, Newborn, Evaluation, Health service

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

    Cote : 94-0289659

    Code Inist : 002B27B14C. Création : 199406.