Young children with bacterial pneumonia who were admitted to a pediatric ICU frequently had lung problems that lasted up to a year after discharge, according to research presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference.
Garrett P. Keim, MD, a pediatric critical care medicine fellow in the department of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, said most children recover from acute respiratory failure (ARF), but “there are children who die every year” from the condition.
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