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Chloral hydrate enteral infusion for sedation in ventilated children: the CHOSEN pilot study

We aimed to test a novel method of delivery of chloral hydrate (CH) sedation in ventilated critically ill young children. Children < 12 years old, within 72 hours of admission, who were ventilated, receiving enteral tube-feeds, with intermittent CH ordered were enrolled after signed consent. Patients received a CH loading-dose of 10 mg/kg enterally, then a syringe-pump enteral ...

Timing of antibiotics, volume, and vasoactive infusions in children with sepsis admitted to intensive care

Introduction Early administration of antibiotics for sepsis, and of fluid boluses and vasoactive agents for septic shock, is recommended. Evidence for this in children is limited. Methods The Alberta Sepsis Network prospectively enrolled eligible children admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) with sepsis from 04/2012-10/2014. Demographics, severity of illness, and ...