Renal

Recalculating…UTICalc Removes Race as Part of Score

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Race was strongly associated with UTI risk, with non-Black children having 2-4 times greater odds of infection. However, replacement of race with 2 other variable resulted in similar diagnostic accuracy for the UTICalc tool.

Source
Reassessment of the Role of Race in Calculating the Risk for Urinary Tract Infection: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Pediatr. 2022 Apr 18. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2022.0700. Online ahead of print.

Do Balanced Fluids Help Critically Ill Children?

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There is some evidence that bolus treatment in critically ill pediatric patients (28 days old to 18 years old) with balanced fluids (such as LR) versus unbalanced fluids (such as NS) results in improved serum bicarbonate and blood pH values. However, it’s not clear if this is clinically beneficial.

Source
Balanced Versus Unbalanced Fluid in Critically Ill Children: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2022 Mar 1;23(3):181-191. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000002890.

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