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Apollo Children's Hospital ICU head publishes study on hemodynamic  support for pediatric septic

Apollo Children's Hospital ICU head publishes study on hemodynamic support for pediatric septic

A Viewpoint article by Dr. Suchitra Ranjit and a team of international researchers was
published in The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health on 22nd June 2023, coinciding with an
important European PICU meeting in Greece. The article, titled "Haemodynamic Support For
Paediatric Septic Shock: A Global Perspective," highlights the challenges in sepsis care for
children in lower- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where 80% of the world's
childhood sepsis cases are reported. 

The article calls for a more personalized approach for
managing children with septic shock, particularly in LMICs. Preetha Reddy, Executive Vice
Chairperson of Apollo Hospitals Group, expressed her delight at Dr. Suchitra's work being
published in a top-class high-impact international journal with a strong clinical focus. Dr.
Suchitra has been leading the ICU at Apollo Children's Hospital Chennai since 2004 and has
conducted several studies among critically ill Indian children.
 

These studies have uncovered simplified treatment approaches, emphasizing bedside
monitoring techniques, including repeated point-of-care ultrasound scanning. In recognition
of her top-class research, she was elected to the Asian Board of Directors of the World
Federation of Paediatric and Intensive Care Societies (WFPICCS) in 2020-2022. Some aspects
of Dr. Suchitra's practice-changing publications have also been incorporated into the
International Pediatric Septic Shock Guidelines, where she is part of the international
taskforce writing group.