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Table 2 Investigations to determine sepsis severity and parameters used to follow clinical response to fluid resuscitation

From: Management of children with sepsis and septic shock: a survey among pediatric intensivists of the Réseau Mère-Enfant de la Francophonie

Investigations used to determine sepsis severity n(%)  
  Serum lactate 11 (92%)
  Arterial or venous blood gas 11 (92%)
  Central venous saturation (ScVO2) 9 (75%)
  Echocardiography 8 (67%)
  Chest X-Ray 7 (58%)
  Complete Blood count 7 (58%)
  C reactive protein 4 (33%)
  Coagulation tests 3 (25%)
  Sedimentation rate 1 (8%)
  Other 2 (17%)
Parameters used to follow response to fluid resuscitation n(%)  
  Physical exam and vital signs 11 (92%)
  Urine output 11 (92%)
  Central Venous Pressure Monitoring 6 (50%)
  Echocardiography 5 (42%)
  Central Venous Saturation (ScvO2) 2 (17%)
  Continuous monitoring of CO 1 (8%)
  NIRS 1 (8%)
  Swan Ganz 0
  Other 2 (8%)
  1. CO cardiac output; NIRS near-infrared spectroscopy.