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A prospective observational study on critically ill children with diaphragmatic dysfunction: clinical outcomes and risk factors
Background Diaphragmatic dysfunction (DD) has a great negative impact on clinical outcomes, and it is a well-recognized complication in adult patients with critical illness. However, DD is largely unexplored in the critically ill pediatric population. The aim of this study was to identify risk factors associated with DD, and to investigate the effects of DD on clinical outcomes among critically ill children. Methods Diaphragmatic function was assessed by diaphragm ultrasound. According to thedoi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-19423/v2 fatcat:zvrbjsep7vc7llvjgazb2xyolq