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Defining asphyxia as an Apgar score of <7 at 5 minutes and base deficit of >12 mmol/L, 179 patients (97.
The postoperative monitoring of patients in the ICU setting is based mainly on vital signs, urine output, hematocrit and ISTAT[R] base deficit (lactate cartridges are available from the ISTAT[R] manufacturer but were not used routinely in Operation Iraqi Freedom [OIF]-1 or OIF-2).
Conclusions from the study include: StO2 below 75 percent may indicate serious hypoperfusion in trauma patients; StO2 above 75 percent indicates adequate perfusion; and StO2 functions as well as base deficit in indicating hypoperfusion in trauma patients, with the added benefits of being continuous, direct and noninvasive.
Resuscitation in the pediatric trauma population: admission base deficit remains an important prognostic indicator.

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