Oxygen Delivery and Oxygen Consumption in Pediatric Critical Care

  • Juan A. Gutierrez
  • Andreas A. Theodorou


The maintenance of adequate oxygen delivery to meet the demands of tissues is the essence of critical care medicine. Inadequate oxygen delivery, which can occur on a global level as in cardiogenic shock, or on a regional level as in traumatic brain injury, must be recognized and treated in order to achieve a good clinical outcome. Therefore, an understanding of the determinants of oxygen delivery and oxygen consumption in the critically ill pediatric patient is essential for any pediatric critical care clinician.


Cardiac Output Oxygen Consumption Oxygen Delivery Pulmonary Artery Catheter Krebs Cycle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pediatric Critical Care MedicineGoryeb Children’s HospitalMorristownUSA
  2. 2.Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Department of PediatricsThe University of Arizona College of Medicine, Diamond Children’s Medical CenterTucsonUSA

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