Search Tag: Paediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

ICU Management

PICU Patients At-Risk for PARDS

2022 01 Mar

Approximately 2-4% of patients admitted to PICUs suffer from paediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome (PARDS). PARDS has a mortality rate of nearly 20% and has no specific treatment. Identifying children at risk of developing PARDS could potentially result in more targeted therapies to prevent disease progression and improve patient outcomes. ... Read more

ICU Management

End-Tidal CO2 Levels vs. Arterial CO2 Levels in Children with TBI

2019 23 Aug

For patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), the partial pressure of CO 2 , arterial (PaCO 2 ) can be adjusted to help with the regulation of cerebral perfusion. However, this can prove difficult to carry out in children. The non-invasive method of capnography measures end-tidal CO 2 (EtCO 2 ) and is often used for paediatric patients as an alternative... Read more