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Table 1 Demographics and clinical outcomes of septic children with ARDS on preemptive fluid strategy and standard fluid strategy

From: Implementation of preemptive fluid strategy as a bundle to prevent fluid overload in children with acute respiratory distress syndrome and sepsis

  Preemptive Conservative
N 37 39
Male 54% 64%
Age (mo) 6 (2,11)* 3 (1,7)
Weight (kg) 8.4 (5.4,10)* 5 (4.7,9)
Comorbility 38% 49%
RSV 54% 51%
P/F ratio at admission 207 (146,249) 193 (146,234)
Duration of MV (h) 81 (58,98)* 118 (85.5154.5)
PICU LOS (days) 5 (4,7)* 8 (6,10)
  1. (*P < 0.05)
  2. Abbreviations: ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome, RSV respiratory syncytial virus; P/F ratio PaO2/FiO2 ratio, MV mechanical ventilation, PICU LOS pediatric intensive care unit length of stay