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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).

    Design

    Retrospective chart review.

    Setting

    PICU of a university-affiliated hospital.

    Patients

    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.