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Fellowship Research Project Funded in 2009

Developing a Prediction Tool for Clinically Significant Bleeding in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Dr. Paul Moorehead

Dept. of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology / Oncology
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario – Ottawa, Ontario
One year funding

Bleeding is a danger for many patients in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), because they may have had major surgery, traumatic injury, or disease that may cause bleeding. In this project, we will look at several different kinds of information (information about patients such as age and weight, information about why patients are admitted at PICU, and information from blood tests) to find the information that best predicts which patients in the PICU will have problems with bleeding. This project will give doctors a way to know which patients in the PICU are at higher risk of bleeding. Knowing which patients are at higher risk will help doctors find ways to prevent bleeding before it occurs and to stop bleeding when it happens.