Bronchiolitis is a common lung infection in young children and infants. Approximately one-tenth of the affected children are admitted, and between 2 and 6% of them present a severe form and are referred to paediatric intensive care units.
Nevertheless, the definition of severe acute bronchiolitis is mainly clinical and based on low levels of evidence.
In this podcast, Dr Milési presents guidelines for managing infants under 12 months of age with severe bronchiolitis to create a series of pragmatic recommendations for a patient subgroup poorly individualised in national and international guidelines.
Original paper: Clinical practice guidelines: management of severe bronchiolitis in infants under 12 months old admitted to a paediatric critical care unit
Christophe MILÉSI. Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Montpellier University Hospital (FR).
Mariangela PELLEGRINI. Dept. of Surgical Sciences, Uppsala University (SE).