Pediatric rheumatic disease in the intensive care unit: Lessons learned from 15 years of experience in a tertiary care pediatric hospital
Pediatric Critical Care, 05/21/2012
Radhakrishna SM et al. – Pediatric rheumatic disease–related complications were the principal cause of pediatric intensive care unit admission. Deaths occurred most often from severe infections in patients with active rheumatic disease. Pediatric rheumatology patients admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit had outcomes similar to the global pediatric intensive care unit population when adjusted for severity of illness.