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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132597/retrospective-review-of-pediatric-transport-where-do-our-patients-go-after-transport
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Emily Krennerich, Curtis G Sitler, Manish Shah, Fong Lam, Jeanine Graf
OBJECTIVE: This review describes disposition of transported children and identifies contributing factors affecting optimal patient placement. The study describes timing and patient placement indicators in transport patients to identify areas of improvement, re-education, and training. METHODS: A retrospective chart review for transports via our pediatric specialty transport team from January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2014, was performed. Patients were identified by the transport quality assurance performance improvement database, hospital electronic medical records, and transport medical records...
November 2017: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110982/point-of-care-ultrasound-is-associated-with-decreased-length-of-stay-in-children-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-with-soft-tissue-infection
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Margaret J Lin, Mark Neuman, Rachel Rempell, Michael Monuteaux, Jason Levy
BACKGROUND: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is increasingly being used to differentiate cellulitis from abscess in the pediatric emergency department (ED). POCUS has also been shown to decrease length of stay (LOS) for other applications among adult patients. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine if ED LOS differed for children presenting with skin and soft tissue infections who received POCUS versus radiology-performed ultrasound. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of children presenting to an urban pediatric ED between January 2011 and June 2013 with a diagnosis of cellulitis or abscess who underwent soft tissue ultrasound...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094435/the-burden-of-common-infections-in-children-and-adolescents-with-diabetes-mellitus-a-pediatric-health-information-system-study
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Lindsey Korbel, Robert S Easterling, Nidhi Punja, John David Spencer
BACKGROUND: People with diabetes mellitus (DM) have increased infection risk. The healthcare utilization of pediatric and adolescent diabetic patients with infection is not well defined. This study evaluates the number of pediatric and adolescent patients with DM that seek medical treatment for infection management and assesses its socioeconomic impact. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed using the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS) database on children and adolescents with DM who presented to the Emergency Department (ED) or were hospitalized for infection management from 2008 to 2014...
November 2, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062911/using-data-from-a-multi-hospital-clinical-network-to-explore-prevalence-of-pediatric-rickets-in-kenya
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Stella W Karuri, Maureen K Murithi, Grace Irimu, Mike English
Background: Nutritional rickets is a public health concern in developing countries despite tropical climates and a re-emerging issue in developed countries. In this study, we reviewed pediatric admission data from the Clinical Information Network (CIN) to help determine hospital and region based prevalence of rickets in three regions of Kenya (Central Kenya, Western Kenya and Nairobi County). We also examine the association of rickets with other diagnosis, such as malnutrition and pneumonia, and study the effect of rickets on regional hospital stays...
2017: Wellcome Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056227/intravenous-regional-anaesthesia-bier-s-block-for-pediatric-forearm-fractures-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department-experience-from-2003-to-2014
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Ivan S Y Chua, S L Chong, Gene Y K Ong
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy (length of stay in the emergency department and failure rate of Bier's block) and safety profile (death and major complications) of Bier's block in its use for manipulation and reduction of paediatric forearm fractures. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of pediatric patients in KKWomen's and Children's Hospital Children's Emergency Department with forearm fractures between Jan 2003 and Dec 2014 who underwent manipulation and reduction using Bier's block...
October 16, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032703/the-use-of-telepsychiatry-to-provide-cost-efficient-care-during-pediatric-mental-health-emergencies
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John F Thomas, Douglas K Novins, Patrick W Hosokawa, Christina A Olson, Dru Hunter, Alison S Brent, Gerard Frunzi, Anne M Libby
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated a videoconference-based psychiatric emergency consultation program (telepsychiatry) at geographically dispersed emergency department (ED) sites that are part of the network of care of an academic children's hospital system. The study compared program outcomes with those of usual care involving ambulance transport to the hospital for in-person psychiatric emergency consultation prior to disposition to inpatient care or discharge home. METHODS: This study compared process outcomes in a cross-sectional, pre-post design at five network-of-care sites before and after systemwide implementation of telepsychiatry consultation in 2015...
October 16, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990430/utilization-of-antipyretics-for-nonurgent-fever-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department
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Courtney E Nelson, Svetlana Ostapenko, Joseph J Zorc, Fran Balamuth
This retrospective cohort study aimed to describe antipyretic use among healthy patients in a pediatric emergency department (ED) with nonurgent fever defined as: triage level 4 or 5, chief complaint fever or temperature 38°C to 39°C, and otherwise normal vital signs, and determine if antipyretic administration is associated with increased ED length of stay (LOS). We compared continuous variables using Kruskal-Wallis and Wilcoxon rank sum testing. We adjusted confounding variables using logistic regression modeling...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969892/hospital-admission-unnecessary-for-successful-uncomplicated-radiographic-reduction-of-pediatric-intussusception
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Michael U Mallicote, Mubina A Isani, Anne S Roberts, Nicole E Jones, Kanika A Bowen-Jallow, Rita V Burke, James E Stein, Christopher P Gayer
PURPOSE: After radiologic reduction, patients with ileocolic intussusception are often admitted. We hypothesize that discharge of stable patients after 4 h of emergency department (ED) observation does not result in an increase of adverse outcomes. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed pediatric patients with ileocolic intussusception between 2011 and 2016, managed with either 24-h inpatient or 4-h ED observation. Outcomes included length of stay, adverse outcomes, and total hospital charges...
September 20, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967529/intranasal-fentanyl-and-quality-of-pediatric-acute-care
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Kathleen M Adelgais, Alison Brent, Joseph Wathen, Suhong Tong, Derrek Massanari, Sara Deakyne, Marion R Sills
BACKGROUND: Changes in the manner in which medications can be delivered can have significant effects on the quality of care in the acute care setting. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the change in three Institute of Medicine quality indicators (timeliness, safety, and effectiveness) in the pediatric emergency department (ED) after the introduction of the Mucosal Atomizer Device Nasal™ (MADn) for opioid analgesia. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of patients receiving opioid analgesia for certain conditions over a 5-year period...
November 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964298/implementation-of-a-perioperative-surgical-home-protocol-for-pediatric-patients-presenting-for-adenoidectomy
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Vidya T Raman, Dmitry Tumin, Joshua Uffman, Arlyne K Thung, Candice Burrier, Kris R Jatana, Charles Elmaraghy, Joseph D Tobias
INTRODUCTION: The perioperative surgical home (PSH) is a patient-centered model designed to improve health, streamline the delivery of health care, and reduce the cost of care. Following the national introduction of PSH in 2014 by the ASA, adult hospitals have reported success with this model, with studies validating the benefits of PSH including reducing length of stay, lowering costs, and improving patient satisfaction. METHODS: Eligible patients, ranging in age from 16-35 months of age, were identified by the pre-admission testing (PAT) registered nurses (RNs) and faculty anesthesiologists upon review of the patient history...
October 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960043/the-clinical-differences-between-urgent-visits-and-non-urgent-visits-in-emergency-department-during-the-neonatal-period
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Hyung Jun Yang, Woochan Jeon, Hee Jung Yang, Jae Ryoung Kwak, Hyo Yeon Seo, Ji Sook Lee
As neonates are brought to the emergency department (ED) for various complaints, it is challenging for emergency physicians to clinically determine the urgency of the visit. We sought to explore clinical characteristics associated with urgent visits to the ED. We conducted a retrospective study by reviewing medical records of neonatal visits to a tertiary pediatric regional emergency center for 5 years. Cases of patients who were discharged after checking only chest or abdominal X-ray or discharged without workup, were classified as non-urgent visits...
November 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943822/decreasing-the-time-to-oral-antibiotics-in-a-university-hospital-pediatric-emergency-department
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R Zachary Thompson, Brian Gardner, Thomas Carter, Aric Schadler, Joye Allen, Abby Bailey
OBJECTIVES: To compare time to administration of oral antibiotics in the pediatric emergency department (ED) when antibiotics are stored in the pediatric ED versus when they were dispensed by central pharmacy services within an academic medical center. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of patients who received a one-time dose of oral antibiotics within the pediatric ED and were subsequently discharged home. Two 3-month time periods were compared to determine the metrics of providing oral antibiotics before and after these medications were stocked in the pediatric ED automated dispensing cabinet (ADC)...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903514/impact-of-an-antimicrobial-stewardship-program-on-antibiotic-use-at-a-nonfreestanding-children-s-hospital
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R Brigg Turner, Elena Valcarlos, Ann M Loeffler, Michael Gilbert, Dominic Chan
Background: Pediatric stewardship programs have been successful at reducing unnecessary antibiotic use. Data from nonfreestanding children's hospitals are currently limited. This study is an analysis of antibiotic use after implementation of an antimicrobial stewardship program at a community nonfreestanding children's hospital. Methods: In April 2013, an antimicrobial stewardship program that consisted of physician-group engagement and pharmacist prospective auditing and feedback was initiated...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888560/unintentional-cannabis-ingestion-in-children-a-systematic-review
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John R Richards, Nishelle E Smith, Aimee K Moulin
OBJECTIVE: To analyze published reports of unintentional cannabis ingestions in children to determine presenting signs and symptoms, route of exposure, treatment, and outcome. STUDY DESIGN: PubMed, OpenGrey, and Google Scholar were systematically searched. Articles were selected, reviewed, and graded using Oxford Center for Evidence-Based Medicine guidelines. RESULTS: Of 3316 articles, 44 were included (3582 children age ≤12 years). We found no high quality (Oxford Center for Evidence-Based Medicine level I or II) studies and 10 level III studies documenting lethargy as the most common presenting sign and confirming increasing incidence of unintentional ingestion in states having decriminalized medical and recreational cannabis...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884910/successful-use-of-cyclosporin-a-for-stevens-johnson-syndrome-and-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis-in-three-children
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Jessica St John, Vladimir Ratushny, Kristina J Liu, Daniel Q Bach, Omar Badri, Lia E Gracey, Allen W Ho, Adam B Raff, Daniel Y Sugai, Peter Schalock, Daniela Kroshinsky
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are medical emergencies. Mainstays of treatment include removal of the offending agent, supportive care, and wound care. The use of immunosuppressive agents such as corticosteroids and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) is controversial. Some case reports and small studies report the successful use of cyclosporin A (CsA) for SJS/TEN in halting disease progression, fostering reepithelialization, and reducing mortality...
September 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882877/clinical-pathway-produces-sustained-improvement-in-acute-gastroenteritis-care
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Lori Rutman, Eileen J Klein, Julie C Brown
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Despite widespread use of the rotavirus vaccine in the last decade, dehydrating illnesses impact almost 2 billion children worldwide annually. Evidence supports oral rehydration therapy as a first-line treatment of mild to moderate dehydration. Ondansetron has proven to be a safe and effective adjunct in children with vomiting. We implemented a clinical pathway in our pediatric emergency department (ED) in January 2005 to improve care for this common condition...
October 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877682/epidemiologic-and-clinical-parameters-of-west-nile-virus-infections-in-humans-a-scoping-review
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Man Wah Yeung, Emily Shing, Mark Nelder, Beate Sander
BACKGROUND: Clinical syndromes associated with West Nile virus (WNV) infection range from fever to neuroinvasive disease. Understanding WNV epidemiology and disease history is important for guiding patient care and healthcare decision-making. The objective of this review was to characterize the existing body of peer-reviewed and surveillance literature on WNV syndromes and summarize epidemiologic and clinical parameters. METHODS: We followed scoping review methodology described by the Joanna Briggs Institute...
September 6, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875599/the-impact-of-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-outbreak-on-trends-in-emergency-department-utilization-patterns
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So Hyun Paek, Do Kyun Kim, Jin Hee Lee, Young Ho Kwak
Changes occurred in the patterns of utilization of emergency medical services during the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) outbreak. The purpose of this study was to analyze the patterns of adult and pediatric patients who visited the emergency department (ED) during the outbreak. This retrospective study was conducted by analyzing changes in the patterns of visits among adult and pediatric patients in the ED at one tertiary teaching hospital in Korea. The study was performed from June 1, 2013 to July 31, 2015...
October 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874928/magnetic-resonance-imaging-utilization-in-an-emergency-department-observation-unit
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Yadiel Sánchez, Brian J Yun, Anand M Prabhakar, McKinley Glover, Benjamin A White, Theodore I Benzer, Ali S Raja
INTRODUCTION: Emergency department observation units (EDOUs) are a valuable alternative to inpatient admissions for ED patients needing extended care. However, while the use of advanced imaging is becoming more common in the ED, there are no studies characterizing the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations in the EDOU. METHODS: This institutional review board-approved, retrospective study was performed at a 999-bed quaternary care academic Level I adult and pediatric trauma center, with approximately 114,000 ED visits annually and a 32-bed adult EDOU...
August 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837382/national-estimates-of-30-day-readmissions-among-children-hospitalized-for-asthma-in-the-united-states
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Sreenivas P Veeranki, Michael U Ohabughiro, Jacob Moran, Hemalkumar B Mehta, Bill T Ameredes, Yong-Fang Kuo, William J Calhoun
OBJECTIVE: Previous single-center studies have reported that up to 40% of children hospitalized for asthma will be readmitted. The study objectives are to investigate the prevalence and timing of 30-day readmissions in children hospitalized with asthma, and to identify factors associated with 30-day readmissions. METHODS: Data (n = 12,842) for children aged 6-18 years hospitalized for asthma were obtained from the 2013 Nationwide Readmission Database (NRD). The primary study outcome was time to readmission within 30 days after discharge attributable to any cause...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
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