Pediatric post intensive care syndrome

Most children treated in the pediatric ICU survive to hospital discharge and there has been a shift from mortality to long-term morbidity.

There are physical, emotional, social, and cognitive sequelae of critical illness which can affect surviving children and their families long after hospitalization.

The presence of chronic comorbidities, acute critical illness, effects of PICU therapies in the child home environment may influence post PICU outcomes.

Generally healthy children with a single episode of acute respiratory failure have favorable neurocognitive outcomes, but with a slightly lowered IQ than unexposed siblings.

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