Validation of an adapted Pediatric Sepsis Score in children admitted to PICU with invasive infection and sepsis: a retrospective analysis of a Dutch national cohort

SKIC (Dutch Collaborative PICU Research Network)

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We validated an adapted form of the Pediatric Sepsis Score (aPSS), a disease-specific severity score available within 60 min of PICU admission, in children with invasive infection. aPSS consist of all components of PSS except lactate. aPSS predicted mortality in children with invasive infection (n = 4096; AUC 0.70 (95% CI 0.67–0.73)) and in children with sepsis (n = 1690; AUC 0.71 (0.67–0.76)). aPSS can be an adequate tool to predict outcome in children admitted to PICU with invasive infection or sepsis, especially in situations where lactate is not available within 60 min.
Original languageEnglish
Article number26
JournalJournal of intensive care
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2022


  • Child
  • Mortality
  • Organ dysfunction
  • Score
  • Sepsis
  • Septic shock

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