Clinical Trial Network

The aims of the APRICOT study are:

  • To establish the incidence of severe critical events in children undergoing anesthesia in Europe.
  • To describe the differences in paediatric anaesthesia practice throughout Europe.
  • To study the potential impact of this variability on the occurrence of severe critical events (e.g.: laryngospasm, bronchospasm, aspiration, anaphylaxis, cardiovascular instability, neurological damage and cardiac arrest…).

Inclusion Criteria

  • Age: from birth to 15 years included
  • All children admitted for an inpatient or outpatient procedure under general anaesthesia with or without regional analgesia
  • Children admitted for a diagnostic procedure under general anaesthesia (such as endoscopy, radiology…)
  • Children admitted out-of-hours for emergency procedures

Exclusion Criteria

  • Children admitted directly from the intensive care units to the operating rooms
  • Anaesthesia procedures in the intensive care unit settings