Near drowning in children: clinical aspects

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Drowning is the third most common cause of death in the pediatric age group in Florida. The clinical presentation, laboratory data, modes of therapy and outcome of 34 cases of near drowning in children under the age of 14 years were reviewed. The most common clinical findings on admission were a history of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, tachypnea, pulmonary edema, and acidosis. Twenty eight (82%) patients survived. Twelve (35%) required mechanical ventilation. Of these only six survived, four of them with severe neurological sequelae. Modern management of respiratory failure is important for the ultimate survival of these patients; however, the final neurological outcome seems to be related to brain damage at the time of the asphyxia rather than to subsequent management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)573-579
Number of pages7
JournalPediatrics
Volume58
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1976

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Near Drowning
Tachypnea
Asphyxia
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Pulmonary Edema
Acidosis
Artificial Respiration
Respiratory Insufficiency
Cause of Death
Age Groups
Pediatrics
Survival
Brain
Therapeutics

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Near drowning in children : clinical aspects. / Fandel, I.; Bancalari, Eduardo.

In: Pediatrics, Vol. 58, No. 4, 01.12.1976, p. 573-579.

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Fandel, I & Bancalari, E 1976, 'Near drowning in children: clinical aspects', Pediatrics, vol. 58, no. 4, pp. 573-579.
Fandel, I. ; Bancalari, Eduardo. / Near drowning in children : clinical aspects. In: Pediatrics. 1976 ; Vol. 58, No. 4. pp. 573-579.
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