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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549024/the-epidemiology-of-hospital-death-following-pediatric-severe-sepsis-when-why-and-how-children-with-sepsis-die
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
#7
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492403/pediatric-in-hospital-acute-respiratory-compromise-a-report-from-the-american-heart-association-s-get-with-the-guidelines-resuscitation-registry
#8
Lars W Andersen, Mikael Vognsen, Alexis Topjian, Linda Brown, Robert A Berg, Vinay M Nadkarni, Hans Kirkegaard, Michael W Donnino
OBJECTIVES: The main objectives of this study were to describe in-hospital acute respiratory compromise among children (< 18 yr old), and its association with cardiac arrest and in-hospital mortality. DESIGN: Observational study using prospectively collected data. SETTING: U.S. hospitals reporting data to the "Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation" registry. PATIENTS: Pediatric patients (< 18 yr old) with acute respiratory compromise...
May 10, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492402/can-the-pediatric-logistic-organ-dysfunction-2-score-on-day-1-be-used-in-clinical-criteria-for-sepsis-in-children
#9
Francis Leclerc, Alain Duhamel, Valérie Deken, Bruno Grandbastien, Stéphane Leteurtre
A recent task force has proposed the use of Sequential Organ Failure Assessment in clinical criteria for sepsis in adults. We sought to evaluate the predictive validity for PICU mortality of the Pediatric Logistic Organ Dysfunction-2 and of the "quick" Pediatric Logistic Organ Dysfunction-2 scores on day 1 in children with suspected infection. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of the database used for the development and validation of the Pediatric Logistic Organ Dysfunction-2. SETTINGS: Nine university-affiliated PICUs in Europe...
May 10, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492401/renal-function-follow-up-and-renal-recovery-after-acute-kidney-injury-in-critically-ill-children
#10
Erin Hessey, Rami Ali, Marc Dorais, Geneviève Morissette, Michael Pizzi, Nikki Rink, Philippe Jouvet, Jacques Lacroix, Véronique Phan, Michael Zappitelli
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate factors associated with renal recovery from acute kidney injury in critically ill children and the extent to which serum creatinine is measured before discharge. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Two PICUs at tertiary centers in Montreal, QC, Canada. PATIENTS: Children (< 18 yr old) admitted to the PICU between 2003 and 2005. Patients with end-stage renal disease, no healthcare number, died during admission, or admitted postcardiac surgery were excluded...
May 10, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492400/epinephrine-auto-injector-versus-drawn-up-epinephrine-for-anaphylaxis-management-a-scoping-review
#11
Nnenna O Chime, Victoria G Riese, Daniel J Scherzer, Julianne S Perretta, LeAnn McNamara, Michael A Rosen, Elizabeth A Hunt
OBJECTIVE: Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening event. Most clinical symptoms of anaphylaxis can be reversed by prompt intramuscular administration of epinephrine using an auto-injector or epinephrine drawn up in a syringe and delays and errors may be fatal. The aim of this scoping review is to identify and compare errors associated with use of epinephrine drawn up in a syringe versus epinephrine auto-injectors in order to assist hospitals as they choose which approach minimizes risk of adverse events for their patients...
May 10, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492399/acute-kidney-injury-after-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-safe-pediatric-euglycemia-after-cardiac-surgery-trial
#12
Joshua J Blinder, Lisa A Asaro, David Wypij, David T Selewski, Michael S D Agus, Michael Gaies, Michael A Ferguson
OBJECTIVES: To understand the effect of tight glycemic control on cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of data from the Safe Pediatric Euglycemia after Cardiac Surgery trial of tight glycemic control versus standard care. SETTING: Pediatric cardiac ICUs at University of Michigan, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, and Boston Children's Hospital. PATIENTS: Children 0-36 months old undergoing congenital cardiac surgery...
May 10, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489637/pilot-study-comparing-closed-versus-open-tracheal-suctioning-in-postoperative-neonates-and-infants-with-complex-congenital-heart-disease
#13
Lyvonne N Tume, Paul B Baines, Rafael Guerrero, Margaret A Hurley, Robert Johnson, Atul Kalantre, Ram Ramaraj, Paul C Ritson, Laura Walsh, Philip D Arnold
OBJECTIVES: To determine the hemodynamic effect of tracheal suction method in the first 36 hours after high-risk infant heart surgery on the PICU and to compare open and closed suctioning techniques. DESIGN: Pilot randomized crossover study. SETTING: Single PICU in United Kingdom. PARTICIPANTS: Infants undergoing surgical palliation with Norwood Sano, modified Blalock-Taussig shunt, or pulmonary artery banding in the first 36 hours postoperatively...
May 9, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486386/fluid-overload-and-cumulative-thoracostomy-output-are-associated-with-surgical-site-infection-after-pediatric-cardiothoracic-surgery
#14
Anthony A Sochet, Aoibhinn Nyhan, Michael C Spaeder, Alexander M Cartron, Xiaoyan Song, Darren Klugman, Anna T Brown
OBJECTIVES: To determine the impact of cumulative, postoperative thoracostomy output, amount of bolus IV fluids and peak fluid overload on the incidence and odds of developing a deep surgical site infection following pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. DESIGN: A single-center, nested, retrospective, matched case-control study. SETTING: A 26-bed cardiac ICU in a 303-bed tertiary care pediatric hospital. PATIENTS: Cases with deep surgical site infection following cardiothoracic surgery were identified retrospectively from January 2010 through December 2013 and individually matched to controls at a ratio of 1:2 by age, gender, Risk Adjustment for Congenital Heart Surgery score, Society of Thoracic Surgeons-European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery category, primary cardiac diagnosis, and procedure...
May 8, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486385/validation-of-the-vasoactive-inotropic-score-in-pediatric-sepsis
#15
Amanda M McIntosh, Suhong Tong, Sara J Deakyne, Jesse A Davidson, Halden F Scott
OBJECTIVES: To assess the validity of Vasoactive-Inotropic Score as a scoring system for cardiovascular support and surrogate outcome in pediatric sepsis. DESIGN: Secondary retrospective analysis of a single-center sepsis registry. SETTING: Freestanding children's hospital and tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Children greater than 60 days and less than 18 years with sepsis identified in the emergency department between January 2012 and June 2015 treated with at least one vasoactive medication within 48 hours of admission to the PICU...
May 8, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481831/outcome-of-pediatric-critical-care-medicine-abstracts-presented-at-north-american-academic-national-meetings
#16
Sonali Basu, Murray M Pollack
OBJECTIVES: Pediatric critical care medicine abstracts presented at North American national academic meetings have not been followed up to determine their publication outcomes. Our objective was to determine the following: 1) the proportion of these presentations that are published in peer-reviewed journals within 5 years; 2) the impact of trainee status on time to and success of publication; and 3) the quality of the research as reflected in the publishing journal's impact factor. DESIGN: Four years of abstracts (2007-2011) were reviewed from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatric Academic Societies, and Society of Critical Care Medicine national meetings...
May 5, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481830/dose-prescription-and-delivery-in-neonates-with-congenital-heart-diseases-treated-with-continuous-veno-venous-hemofiltration
#17
Zaccaria Ricci, Francesco Guzzi, Germana Tuccinardi, Luca Di Chiara, William Clark, Stuart L Goldstein, Claudio Ronco
OBJECTIVES: Renal replacement therapy may be required for acute kidney injury treatment in neonates with complex cardiac conditions. Continuous veno-venous hemofiltration is applied safely in this population but no published recommendations for dose prescription in neonates currently exist. The aim of our study was to evaluate the effects of a relatively small dialysis dose on critically ill neonates. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of clinical charts. SETTING: Pediatric Cardiac ICU...
May 5, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481829/a-population-pharmacokinetic-analysis-to-study-the-effect-of-therapeutic-hypothermia-on-vancomycin-disposition-in-children-resuscitated-from-cardiac-arrest
#18
Nicole R Zane, Michael D Reedy, Marc R Gastonguay, Adam S Himebauch, Evan Z Ramsey, Alexis A Topjian, Athena F Zuppa
OBJECTIVES: Limited data exist on the effects of therapeutic hypothermia on renal function and pharmacokinetics in pediatric patients after cardiac arrest. The objective was to describe the differences in vancomycin disposition in pediatric patients following cardiac arrest treated with either therapeutic hypothermia or normothermia using population pharmacokinetic modeling. DESIGN: Single-center, retrospective cohort study. SETTING: A tertiary care hospital pediatric and cardiac ICU...
May 5, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481828/analysis-of-interventions-required-in-12-021-children-with-acute-intoxications-admitted-to-picus
#19
Meral M Patel, Curtis D Travers, Jana A Stockwell, Robert J Geller, Pradip P Kamat, Jocelyn R Grunwell
OBJECTIVES: Acute intoxications in children account for 4.6% of annual admissions to the PICU. We aimed to describe the interventions and monitoring required for children admitted to the PICU following intoxications with the ultimate goal of determining patient and intoxication characteristics associated with the need for PICU interventions. DESIGN: Retrospective review of prospectively collected data from Virtual Pediatric Systems, LLC. SETTING: United States PICUs participating in the Virtual Pediatric Systems database from 2011 to 2014...
May 5, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459762/coping-with-staff-burnout-and-work-related-posttraumatic-stress-in-intensive-care
#20
Gillian A Colville, Jared G Smith, Joe Brierley, Kim Citron, Noreen M Nguru, Priyanka D Shaunak, Olivia Tam, Linda Perkins-Porras
OBJECTIVES: To examine the associations with symptoms of 1) burnout and 2) work-related posttraumatic stress, in adult and pediatric intensive care staff, focusing on the particular contributions of resilience and coping strategies. DESIGN: Point prevalence cross-sectional study. SETTING: Three adult ICUs and four PICUs. SUBJECTS: Three hundred seventy-seven ICU staff. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Brief Resilience Scale, abbreviated Maslach Burnout Inventory, Trauma Screening Questionnaire, and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale...
April 27, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
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