Intensive care resources required to care for critically ill children with focal intracranial infections.

Authors:
Marlina E Lovett
Marlina E Lovett
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Eric Sribnick
Eric Sribnick
Medical University of South Carolina
United States
Melissa G Chung
Melissa G Chung
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus | United States
Jeffrey Leonard
Jeffrey Leonard
Washington University School of Medicine
Saint Louis | United States

J Neurosurg Pediatr 2018 Oct 13;22(4):453-461. Epub 2018 Jul 13.

Division of Critical Care Medicine, Nationwide Children's Hospital.

The authors reviewed cases in which children with a focal infection inside the head (ex: a brain abscess) were cared for in their pediatric ICU to describe the frequency of complications and quantify the ICU resources needed (ex: breathing tube, blood pressure medications, and/or an intracranial pressure monitor). This information helps clarify illness severity and has identified complications that we should further investigate to improve care for these children.

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