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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640009/augmented-renal-clearance-using-population-based-pharmacokinetic-modeling-in-critically-ill-pediatric-patients
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Sean N Avedissian, Erin Bradley, Diana Zhang, John S Bradley, Lama H Nazer, Tri M Tran, Austin Nguyen, Jennifer Le
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to: 1) evaluate the prevalence of augmented renal clearance in critically ill pediatric patients using vancomycin clearance; 2) derive the pharmacokinetic model that best describes vancomycin clearance in critically ill pediatric patients; and 3) correlate vancomycin clearance with creatinine clearance estimated by modified Schwartz or Cockcroft-Gault. DESIGN: Retrospective, two-center, cohort study from 2003 to 2016...
June 20, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628546/the-impact-of-multiple-viral-respiratory-infections-on-outcomes-for-critically-ill-children
#2
Jigar C Chauhan, Nicholas B Slamon
OBJECTIVE: Advances in molecular diagnosis have led to increased testing for single and multiviral respiratory infection in routine clinical practice. This study compares outcomes between single and multiviral respiratory infections in children younger than 5 years old admitted to the PICU with respiratory failure. DESIGN: Retrospective, single-center, cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary-care, freestanding children's hospital. PATIENTS: Children younger than 5 years old admitted to the PICU with respiratory failure and positive respiratory molecular panel...
June 16, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622280/elevated-central-venous-to-arterial-co2-difference-is-not-associated-with-poor-clinical-outcomes-after-cardiac-surgery-with-cardiopulmonary-bypass-in-children
#3
Takaaki Akamatsu, Yu Inata, Kazuya Tachibana, Takeshi Hatachi, Muneyuki Takeuchi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether elevated central venous to arterial CO2 difference is associated with delayed extubation and prolonged ICU stay in children after cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. DESIGN: Retrospective review of medical records. SETTING: PICU in a tertiary children's hospital. PATIENTS: Pediatric patients younger than 18 years old who underwent cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass between January 2014 and December 2014...
June 15, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622279/hydrogen-sulphide-in-exhaled-gases-from-ventilated-septic-neonates-and-children-a-preliminary-report
#4
Natalie Bee, Ruth White, Andy J Petros
OBJECTIVES: There is increasing interest in hydrogen sulphide as a marker of pathologic conditions or predictors of outcome. We speculate that as hydrogen sulphide is a diffusible molecule, if there is an increase in plasma hydrogen sulphide in sepsis, it may accumulate in the alveolar space and be detected in exhaled gas. "We wished to determine whether we could detect hydrogen sulphide in exhaled gases of ventilated children and neonates and if the levels changed in sepsis." DESIGN: Prospective, observational study...
June 15, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617764/oropharyngeal-colostrum-administration-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#5
Yuxia Zhang, Futing Ji, Xiaojing Hu, Yun Cao, Jos M Latour
OBJECTIVES: Studies have confirmed the safety of oropharyngeal administration of colostrum in very low birth weight infants. However, the effect of oropharyngeal administration of colostrum on immune system is inconclusive. This study aims to evaluate the effect of oropharyngeal administration of colostrum on secretory immunoglobulin A and lactoferrin in very low birth weight infants. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Forty-bedded neonatal ICU in a university children's hospital in the People's Republic of China...
June 14, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617763/short-term-peripheral-vasoactive-infusions-in-pediatrics-where-is-the-harm
#6
Jason T Patregnani, Anthony A Sochet, Darren Klugman
OBJECTIVE: Pediatric shock represents a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Standardization of treatment such as volume resuscitation and vasoactive administration has resulted in improved patient outcomes. Vasoactives have been anecdotally associated with peripheral IV infiltration and extravasation. There is a paucity of evidence in pediatrics to determine the ideal route of vasoactive infusions and what, if any, risk factors and harm are associated with peripheral IV infiltration and extravasation...
June 14, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604575/my-child-my-patient
#7
Rashmi Kumar
Many times, we make decisions in our lives that have unanticipated impacts. Decisions made can change our careers and outlook toward life. As a younger doctor, I considered illness and disease abstractions, and good management with optimal outcomes for the patient was our focus, as we strive toward our professional goals. But having experienced the real pain and helplessness that patients and their parents undergo during critical illnesses, the importance of empathy together with the knowledge and skills needed to treat a child should never be undervalued...
June 9, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604574/use-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-and-mortality-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-patients-with-genetic-conditions-a-multicenter-analysis
#8
Jamie M Furlong-Dillard, Venugopal Amula, David K Bailly, Steven B Bleyl, Jacob Wilkes, Susan L Bratton
OBJECTIVE: Congenital heart disease is commonly a manifestation of genetic conditions. Surgery and/or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation were withheld in the past from some patients with genetic conditions. We hypothesized that surgical care of children with genetic conditions has increased over the last decade, but their cardiac extracorporeal membrane oxygenation use remains lower and mortality greater. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Patients admitted to the Pediatric Health Information System database 18 years old or younger with cardiac surgery during 2003-2014...
June 9, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598948/causes-for-pauses-during-simulated-pediatric-cardiac-arrest
#9
David Oren Kessler, Dawn Taylor Peterson, Alexis Bragg, Yiqun Lin, John Zhong, Jonathan Duff, Mark Adler, Linda Brown, Farhan Bhanji, Jennifer Davidson, David Grant, Adam Cheng
OBJECTIVES: Pauses in cardiopulmonary resuscitation negatively impact clinical outcomes; however, little is known about the contributing factors. The objective of this study is to determine the frequency, duration, and causes for pauses during cardiac arrest. DESIGN: This is a secondary analysis of video data collected from a prospective multicenter trial. Twenty-six simulated pediatric cardiac arrest scenarios each lasting 12 minutes in duration were analyzed by two independent reviewers to document events surrounding each pause in chest compressions...
June 8, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598947/moral-distress-in-picu-and-neonatal-icu-practitioners-a-cross-sectional-evaluation
#10
Charles Philip Larson, Karen D Dryden-Palmer, Cathy Gibbons, Christopher S Parshuram
OBJECTIVES: To measure the level of moral distress in PICU and neonatal ICU health practitioners, and to describe the relationship of moral distress with demographic factors, burnout, and uncertainty. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. SETTING: A large pediatric tertiary care center. SUBJECTS: Neonatal ICU and PICU health practitioners with at least 3 months of ICU experience. INTERVENTIONS: A 41-item questionnaire examining moral distress, burnout, and uncertainty...
June 8, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598946/dexmedetomidine-for-sedation-during-noninvasive-ventilation-in-pediatric-patients
#11
Rasika Venkatraman, James L Hungerford, Mark W Hall, Melissa Moore-Clingenpeel, Joseph D Tobias
OBJECTIVES: To describe the use of dexmedetomidine for sedation in a large cohort of nonintubated children with acute respiratory insufficiency receiving noninvasive ventilatory support. DESIGN: Single-center, retrospective, observational cohort study. SETTING: A large quaternary-care PICU. PATIENTS: The study cohort included 202 children receiving noninvasive ventilatory and a dexmedetomidine infusion within 48 hours of PICU admission over a 6-month period...
June 8, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598945/long-term-outcomes-of-pediatric-cardiac-patients-supported-by-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
#12
Matthew D Elias, Barbara-Jo Achuff, Richard F Ittenbach, Chitra Ravishankar, Thomas L Spray, Stephanie Fuller, Lisa M Montenegro, J William Gaynor, Matthew J O'Connor
OBJECTIVE: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is an important form of short-term mechanical support in children with cardiac disease, but information on long-term outcomes and quality of life is limited. The primary objective of this study was to determine the long-term outcomes of children previously supported by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for cardiac etiologies. DESIGN: A retrospective analysis was performed on patients with cardiac disease managed with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation between January 1, 1995, and December 31, 2012, at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia...
June 8, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562429/disenfranchised-grief-in-the-picu-crying-for-attention
#13
Suzanne Crowe
THEME: The death of any child is distressing to parents, family, friends, and healthcare staff alike. However, the close family circle is accorded the right to grieve by society, as the nature of the relationship with the child is acknowledged and socially validated. The relationship between the child and the staff caring for the child is not acknowledged to the same extent, and this may cause difficulties for staff who grieve following the death of the child. This experience is repeated many times when working in the PICU...
May 29, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549024/the-epidemiology-of-hospital-death-following-pediatric-severe-sepsis-when-why-and-how-children-with-sepsis-die
#14
Scott L Weiss, Fran Balamuth, Josey Hensley, Julie C Fitzgerald, Jenny Bush, Vinay M Nadkarni, Neal J Thomas, Mark Hall, Jennifer Muszynski
OBJECTIVE: The epidemiology of in-hospital death after pediatric sepsis has not been well characterized. We investigated the timing, cause, mode, and attribution of death in children with severe sepsis, hypothesizing that refractory shock leading to early death is rare in the current era. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study. SETTING: Emergency departments and ICUs at two academic children's hospitals. PATIENTS: Seventy-nine patients less than 18 years old treated for severe sepsis/septic shock in 2012-2013 who died prior to hospital discharge...
May 25, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538057/an-airway-risk-assessment-score-for-unplanned-extubation-in-intensive-care-pediatric-patients
#15
Atul Vats, Clara Hopkins, Kelly M Hatfield, Jia Yan, Robert Palmer, Pinar Keskinocak
OBJECTIVE: As a result of a workshop to identify common causes of unplanned extubation, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta developed a scoring tool (Risk Assessment Score) to stratify patients into groups of low, moderate, high, and extreme risk. This tool could be used to institute appropriate monitoring or interventions for patients with high risks of unplanned extubation to enhance safety. The objective of this study is to test the hypothesis that the Risk Assessment Score will correlate with the occurrence rate of unplanned extubation in pediatric patients...
May 20, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504997/lung-rest-during-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-neonatal-respiratory-failure-practice-variations-and-outcomes
#16
Deepthi Alapati, Zubair H Aghai, Md Jobayer Hossain, Daniel R Dirnberger, Mark T Ogino, Thomas H Shaffer
OBJECTIVE: Describe practice variations in ventilator strategies used for lung rest during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for respiratory failure in neonates, and assess the potential impact of various lung rest strategies on the duration of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and the duration of mechanical ventilation after decannulation. DATA SOURCES: Retrospective cohort analysis from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization registry database during the years 2008-2013...
May 12, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498231/metrics-to-assess-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-utilization-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-programs
#17
Susan L Bratton, Titus Chan, Cindy S Barrett, Jacob Wilkes, Laura M Ibsen, Ravi R Thiagarajan
OBJECTIVES: Only a small fraction of pediatric cardiac surgical patients are supported with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation following cardiac surgery, but extracorporeal membrane oxygenation use is more common among those undergoing higher complexity surgery. We evaluated extracorporeal membrane oxygenation metrics indexed to annual cardiac surgical volume to better understand extracorporeal membrane oxygenation use among U.S. cardiac surgical programs. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis SETTING:: Forty-three U...
May 11, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498230/high-frequency-of-neuroimaging-abnormalities-among-pediatric-patients-with-sepsis-who-undergo-neuroimaging
#18
Mary K Sandquist, Mark S Clee, Smruti K Patel, Kelli A Howard, Toni Yunger, Usha D Nagaraj, Blaise V Jones, Lin Fei, Sudhakar Vadivelu, Hector R Wong
OBJECTIVES: This study was intended to describe and correlate the neuroimaging findings in pediatric patients after sepsis. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: Single tertiary care PICU. PATIENTS: Patients admitted to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center with a discharge diagnosis of sepsis or septic shock between 2004 and 2013 were crossmatched with patients who underwent neuroimaging during the same time period...
May 11, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492405/a-case-control-analysis-of-postoperative-fluid-balance-and-mortality-after-pediatric-cardiac-surgery
#19
Meth R Delpachitra, Siva P Namachivayam, Johnny Millar, Carmel Delzoppo, Warwick W Butt
OBJECTIVES: A positive fluid balance after cardiac surgery may be associated with poor outcomes; however, previous studies looking at this association have been limited by the number of deaths in the study population. Our primary aim was to determine the relationship between postoperative cumulative fluid balance and mortality in cardiac surgical patients. Secondary aims were to study the association between fluid balance and duration of mechanical ventilation, intensive care and hospital length of stay...
May 10, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492404/trend-and-outcomes-of-video-laryngoscope-use-across-picus
#20
Jocelyn R Grunwell, Pradip P Kamat, Michael Miksa, Ashwin Krishna, Karen Walson, Dennis Simon, Conrad Krawiec, Ryan Breuer, Jan Hau Lee, Eleanor Gradidge, Keiko Tarquinio, Asha Shenoi, Justine Shults, Vinay Nadkarni, Akira Nishisaki
OBJECTIVE: Video (indirect) laryngoscopy is used as a primary tracheal intubation device for difficult airways in emergency departments and in adult ICUs. The use and outcomes of video laryngoscopy compared with direct laryngoscopy has not been quantified in PICUs or cardiac ICUs. DESIGN: Retrospective review of prospectively collected observational data from a multicenter tracheal intubation database (National Emergency Airway Registry for Children) from July 2010 to June 2015...
May 10, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
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