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Table 3 Percentage of patients of each group that received packed red blood cell transfusion, enteral feeds and 2 or more vasoactive drugs at different study points

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

  12 h 24 h 36 h 48 h 60 h 72 h
  PFS SFS PFS SFS PFS SFS PFS SFS PFS SFS PFS SFS
(N) 37 39 37 39 37 39 36 39 33 38 24 37
PRBC 5%* 28% 27% 26% 14% 10% 6% 10% 3% 5% 0% 3%
Enteral Feeds 16%* 0% 59%* 28% 84%* 49% 92% 77% 84% 87% 83% 78%
VIS    3.43 7.76*    5.07 7.87    3.22* 6.37
≥2 VAD    11% 18%    16% 31%    3%* 21%
  1. Highest calculated vasoactive inotropic score during the first, second and third day. (*P < 0.05)
  2. Abbreviations: PFS preemptive fluid strategy, SFS standard fluid strategy, PRBC packed red blood cell transfusion, VAD vasoactive drugs, VIS vasoactive inotropic score