Association between vasoactive-inotropic score and mortality in pediatric septic shock

Anwarul Haque, N. R. Siddiqui, O. Munir, S. Saleem, A. Mian

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Objectives: To assess the association between Vasoactive Inotrope Score (VIS) and mortality in children with fluid-refractory septic shock.

Methods: A retrospective chart review of 71 children (age 1 mo-16y) admitted with fluid-refractory septic shock in pediatric intensive care unit during a two year period was done. We divided our cohort into two groups viz Highvasoactive inotrope score (Group-H) and ‘Low-vasoactive inotrope score’ (Group-L) based on a cut-off value of 20.

Results: 73% of the children were in Group-L. The mortality rate was 44% and 100% in Group L and Group H, respectively.

Conclusion: High inotropic score in children with septic shock is associated with high mortality rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-313
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Pediatrics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2015


  • Children
  • Fluid-refractory
  • Outcome
  • Sepsis
  • Shock


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