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Stimulation of research by polling among peers

Also, Be-Pics members are welcome to participate in research surveys covering important aspects of pediatric critical medicine. These surveys, proposed by experts in the field, are endorsed by the Be-Pics working group Science and offer a great opportunity to advance knowledge and often stimulate further research. Any requests for endorsement of your survey (which will be distributed by newsletter and published on the website) can be send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Survey on the use of physiological markers to guide red blood cell transfusion therapy in pediatric intensive care units (PICU).  

This research project aims to determine the physiological markers that pediatric intensivists use when they make the decision to prescribe a red blood cell transfusion. This one-time survey should take between 15 and 25 minutes to complete. This survey is supported by the following research groups:

  • the Pediatric Interest Group of the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group (CCCTG)
  • the British Paediatric Intensive Care Society (PICS)
  • the Japanese Intensive Care Research Group (JICRG), which is supervised by the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine (JSICM)
  • the Groupe Francophone de Réanimation et d’Urgences Pédiatriques (GFRUP)

Use the link below to access the survey on the use of physiological markers:  

If you have questions or concerns you should contact Dr. Jacques Lacroix.

Routine Daily Chest X-ray use in Pediatrics Intensive Care Units

The CHU Sainte-Justine (CHUSJ) is a pediatric university hospital center located in Montreal, QC, Canada. The CHUSJ's Health Techonolgy Assessment Unit (UETMIS) is currently conducting a survey of pediatric hospital centers as part of a mandate to evaluate the practice of daily routine chest radiography (CXR) in pediatric intensive care units (PICUs).

This questionnaire is addressed to the director of the intensive care unit of the pediatric centers targeted in this project, or a delegate (one respondent per PICU). We are interested to know your experience with the practice of routine daily CXR in your pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).

Thank you for helping us with this study, which aims to optimize our practice of daily CXR while improving patient care and supporting our healthcare professionals.

Visit the site here:

Be-Pics endorses an international survey on the use of norepinephrine in pediatric critical care units

Dear colleagues, We are asking you to take part in an international survey on the use of norepinephrine in pediatric critical care units.

The aim of this survey is to determine the norepinephrine prescription, preparation, and administration habits in pediatric critical care units worldwide (critical and intensive care units excluding emergency and neonatology departments).

This survey has received the approval of the local ethics and research committee of Caen University Hospital, France (ID 4699, October 2023). This survey is quick to complete (< 15 minutes).

We would like you to answer to this survey based on your current knowledge and do not expect you to gather information and do extensive research prior to sending your response. Please feel comfortable answering that you are unsure/do not know if that is the case.

We thank you very much for your time and involvement.

Please, do not hesitate to disseminate this survey.

Isabelle Goyer, Céline Thibault, Mehdi Oualha, Philippe Jouvet, David Brossier.