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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706495/effect-of-red-blood-cell-storage-duration-on-outcome-after-paediatric-cardiac-surgery-a-prospective-observational-study
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Arvind Kumar Bishnoi, Pankaj Garg, Kartik Patel, Chandrasekaran Ananthanarayanan, Ritesh Shah, Atul Solanki, Himani Pandya, Sanjay Patel
BACKGROUND: Retrospective reviews have found the use of stored packed red blood cells (PRBCs) in priming to be associated with increased risk of postoperative complications. The purpose of study was to prospectively investigate the influence of duration of storage of PRBCs used in priming the cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) circuit on the metabolic profile of the patients, and postoperative outcome after paediatric cardiac surgery. METHODS: Between January 2015 and December 2015, 198 consecutive children operated for cardiac surgery using CPB and received blood for priming the circuit were included...
March 31, 2018: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29700315/the-delta-neutrophil-index-dni-as-a-prognostic-marker-for-mortality-in-adults-with-sepsis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Chiwon Ahn, Wonhee Kim, Tae Ho Lim, Youngsuk Cho, Kyu-Sun Choi, Bo-Hyoung Jang
We performed a meta-analysis to seek evidence for the usefulness of the delta neutrophil index (DNI) as a prognostic blood biomarker for mortality in the early stage of sepsis in adults. A literature search was performed using criteria set forth in a predefined protocol. Studies of adults with sepsis that provided a DNI measurement and that had mortality as the outcome, were included. Review articles, editorials, and non-human studies were excluded. The methodological quality of identified studies was assessed independently by two authors using the Quality in Prognosis Studies (QUIPS) tool...
April 26, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690950/safety-of-tracheal-intubation-in-the-presence-of-cardiac-disease-in-paediatric-icus
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Eleanor A Gradidge, Adnan Bakar, David Tellez, Michael Ruppe, Sarah Tallent, Geoffrey Bird, Natasha Lavin, Anthony Lee, Vinay Nadkarni, Michelle Adu-Darko, Jesse Bain, Katherine Biagas, Aline Branca, Ryan K Breuer, Calvin Brown, Kris Bysani, Guillaume Emeriaud, Sandeep Gangadharan, John S Giuliano, Joy D Howell, Conrad Krawiec, Jan Hau Lee, Simon Li, Keith Meyer, Michael Miksa, Natalie Napolitano, Sholeen Nett, Gabrielle Nuthall, Alberto Orioles, Erin B Owen, Margaret M Parker, Simon Parsons, Lee A Polikoff, Kyle Rehder, Osamu Saito, Ron C Sanders, Asha Shenoi, Dennis W Simon, Peter W Skippen, Keiko Tarquinio, Anne Thompson, Iris Toedt-Pingel, Karen Walson, Akira Nishisaki
IntroductionChildren with CHD and acquired heart disease have unique, high-risk physiology. They may have a higher risk of adverse tracheal-intubation-associated events, as compared with children with non-cardiac disease.Materials and methodsWe sought to evaluate the occurrence of adverse tracheal-intubation-associated events in children with cardiac disease compared to children with non-cardiac disease. A retrospective analysis of tracheal intubations from 38 international paediatric ICUs was performed using the National Emergency Airway Registry for Children (NEAR4KIDS) quality improvement registry...
April 25, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680262/clinical-implications-of-intravenous-drug-incompatibilities-in-critically-ill-patients
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REVIEW
Malik Benlabed, Maxime Perez, Romain Gaudy, Stéphanie Genay, Damien Lannoy, Christine Barthélémy, Pascal Odou, Gilles Lebuffe, Bertrand Décaudin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review is to analyse the clinical consequences of intravenous drug incompatibilities in critically ill patients, especially the incidence of organ dysfunctions and mortality. METHODS: A review of literature was conducted according to the PRISMA statement in June 2017, using Medline, ISI Web of Science and Clinicaltrials.gov. DATA EXTRACTION: Eligible studies were case reports and randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that assessed the effects of drug incompatibilities in critically ill patients on morbidity or mortality as primary or secondary outcomes, or adverse events...
April 19, 2018: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615003/role-of-cytarabine-in-paediatric-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-treated-with-the-combination-of-all-trans-retinoic-acid-and-arsenic-trioxide-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Li Zhang, Yao Zou, Yumei Chen, Ye Guo, Wenyu Yang, Xiaojuan Chen, Shuchun Wang, Xiaoming Liu, Min Ruan, Jiayuan Zhang, Tianfeng Liu, Fang Liu, Benquan Qi, Wenbin An, Yuanyuan Ren, Lixian Chang, Xiaofan Zhu
BACKGROUND: The combination of all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA) and arsenic trioxide (ATO) has been suggested to be safe and effective for adult acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APL). As of 2010, the role of cytarabine (Ara-C) in APL was controversial. The aim of this study was to test the efficacy and safety of ATRA and ATO in paediatric APL patients. Also, we assessed whether Ara-C could be omitted in ATO and ATRA- based trials in children. METHODS: We performed a randomized controlled trial in paediatric APL patients (≤14 years of age) in our hospital from May 2010 to December 2016...
April 3, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607473/emergency-blood-transfusion-in-children-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-nigeria-indications-frequency-and-outcome
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B I Abhulimhen-Iyoha, Y T Israel-Aina
BACKGROUND: Blood transfusion is a life-saving procedure in paediatric practice. It is important in replacing blood volume in cases of haemorrhage or providing specific blood components as required. However, the procedure carries some risks and complications. The decision to transfuse, frequency of transfusion and the availability of safe blood and blood products are essential determinants of the success of the procedure. Hence, knowledge of the indications and rate of transfusion is important to ensure that blood for transfusion is safe and made available as at when due...
January 2018: West African Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581998/long-term-effect-of-critical-illness-after-severe-paediatric-burn-injury-on-cardiac-function-in-adolescent-survivors-an-observational-study
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Gabriel Hundeshagen, David N Herndon, Robert P Clayton, Paul Wurzer, Alexis McQuitty, Kristofer Jennings, Ludwik Branski, Vanessa N Collins, Nicole Ribeiro Marques, Celeste C Finnerty, Oscar E Suman, Michael P Kinsky
Background: Sepsis, trauma, and burn injury acutely depress systolic and diastolic cardiac function; data on long-term cardiac sequelae of pediatric critical illness are sparse. This study evaluated long-term systolic and diastolic function, myocardial fibrosis, and exercise tolerance in survivors of severe pediatric burn injury. Methods: Subjects at least 5 years after severe burn (post-burn:PB) and age-matched healthy controls (HC) underwent echocardiography to quantify systolic function (ejection fraction[EF%]), diastolic function (E/e'), and myocardial fibrosis (calibrated integrated backscatter) of the left ventricle...
December 2017: Lancet Child & Adolescent Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567042/face-and-content-validity-of-variables-associated-with-the-difficult-to-sedate-child-in-the-paediatric-intensive-care-unit-a-survey-of-paediatric-critical-care-clinicians
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Ruth M Lebet, Lisa A Asaro, Athena F Zuppa, Martha A Q Curley
BACKGROUND: Clinicians recognise that some critically ill children are difficult-to-sedate. It may be possible to identify this clinical phenotype for sedation response using statistical modelling techniques adopted from machine learning. This requires identification of a finite number of variables to include in the statistical model. OBJECTIVE: To establish face and content validity for 17 candidate variables identified in the international literature as characteristic of the difficult-to-sedate child phenotype...
March 19, 2018: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29553443/adenovirus-respiratory-tract-infections-in-infants-a-retrospective-chart-review-study
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Shaden Jobran, Randa Kattan, Jamal Shamaa, Hiyam Marzouqa, Musa Hindiyeh
BACKGROUND: Human adenoviruses have an important role in paediatric respiratory tract infections. They are estimated to cause 2-5% of the overall respiratory tract infections and 4-10% of all pneumonias. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical presentation and effect of adenoviral infection on the management of infected infants. METHODS: Data were collected from the medical records of patients infected with adenovirus and admitted to Caritas Baby Hospital...
February 21, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29540199/cerebrospinal-fluid-protein-and-glucose-levels-in-neonates-with-a-systemic-inflammatory-response-without-meningitis
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Mona Noureldein, Roxana Mardare, Jack Pickard, Hoi Lun Shing, Michael Eisenhut
BACKGROUND: It has been estimated that paediatric meningitis without elevated CSF white cell count (pleocytosis) accounts for 0.5-12% of all cases of bacterial meningitis. CSF protein and glucose measurements are therefore essential in management but may be neglected in clinical practice. In order to improve recognition of bacterial meningitis in neonates and to enable adequate management and audit, we investigated whether a systemic inflammatory response in the absence of meningitis is associated with elevated CSF protein and reduced CSF glucose levels...
March 14, 2018: Fluids and Barriers of the CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29520998/does-respiratory-variation-of-inferior-vena-cava-diameter-predict-fluid-responsiveness-in-spontaneously-ventilating-children-with-sepsis
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Elliot Long, Trevor Duke, Ed Oakley, Adam O'Brien, Bennett Sheridan, Franz E Babl
OBJECTIVE: The intent of fluid bolus therapy (FBT) is to increase cardiac output and tissue perfusion, yet only 50% of septic children are fluid responsive. We evaluated respiratory variation of inferior vena cava (IVC) diameter as a predictor of fluid responsiveness. METHODS: A prospective observational study in the ED of The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. Patients were spontaneously ventilating children treated with FBT for sepsis-induced acute circulatory failure...
March 8, 2018: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29508706/the-global-burden-of-paediatric-and-neonatal-sepsis-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Carolin Fleischmann-Struzek, David M Goldfarb, Peter Schlattmann, Luregn J Schlapbach, Konrad Reinhart, Niranjan Kissoon
The incidence of sepsis is highest in neonates and children, yet the global burden of sepsis in these age groups has not been assessed. We reviewed available evidence from observational epidemiological studies to estimate the global burden and mortality of sepsis in neonates and children. We did a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies reporting population-based sepsis incidence in neonates and children, published between 1979 and 2016. Our search yielded 1270 studies, 23 of which met the inclusion criteria; 16 were from high-income countries and seven from middle-income countries...
March 2018: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449214/invasive-bacterial-infections-in-young-afebrile-infants-with-a-history-of-fever
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Santiago Mintegi, Borja Gomez, Alba Carro, Haydee Diaz, Javier Benito
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of invasive bacterial infections (IBI, pathogenic bacteria in blood or cerebrospinal fluid) in infants less than 90 days old with fever without a source related to the presence or absence of fever on arrival to the emergency department (ED). DESIGN: Prospective registry-based cohort study. SETTING: Paediatric ED of a tertiary teaching hospital. PATIENTS: We included infants less than 90 days old with a history of fever evaluated in the ED from 2003 to 2016...
February 15, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437805/food-protein-induced-enterocolitis-syndrome-a-challenging-diagnosis
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Andreia Ribeiro, Diana Moreira, Cristina Costa, Isabel Pinto Pais
Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) is a non-IgE-mediated gastrointestinal food hypersensitivity triggered by food proteins. It may present acutely, with repetitive vomiting, diarrhoea and lethargy leading to dehydration and eventually shock or insidiously with intermittent emesis, chronic diarrhoea or failure to thrive. We describe a paediatric male patient with recurrent sepsis-like episodes of fever, lethargy, ashen-grey skin colouration and vomiting followed by diarrhoea. These episodes were triggered by cow's milk formula and grains...
February 8, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436406/management-of-suspected-paediatric-meningitis-a-multicentre-prospective-cohort-study
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Roshan Ramasamy, Louise Willis, Seilesh Kadambari, Dominic F Kelly, Paul T Heath, Simon Nadel, Andrew J Pollard, Manish Sadarangani
OBJECTIVE: To quantify delays during management of children with suspected meningitis. DESIGN: Multicentre prospective cohort study. SETTING: Three UK tertiary paediatric centres; June 2011-June 2012 PATIENTS: 388 children aged <16 years hospitalised with suspected meningitis or undergoing lumbar puncture (LP) during sepsis evaluation. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Time of prehospital and in-hospital assessments, LP, antibiotic treatment and discharge; types of prehospital medical assessment and microbiological results...
February 7, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432888/audit-of-cardiac-surgery-outcomes-for-low-birth-weight-and-premature-infants
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Peter Alarcon Manchego, Michael Cheung, Diana Zannino, Russell Nunn, Yves D'Udekem, Christian Brizard
The burden of disease associated with cardiac surgery in preterm and low birth weight infants is increasing. This retrospective study aimed to compare the mortality and morbidity of cardiac surgery in low birth weight and preterm infants with that of a case-matched normal population. This was a single-center audit of cardiac surgery interventions at a tertiary pediatric center in Melbourne, Australia. Subjects underwent intervention in the first 3 months of life and were preterm (<37 weeks' gestation) or <2500 g at birth...
February 9, 2018: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424065/trend-and-outcome-of-sepsis-in-children-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Chia-Hung Yo, Tzu-Chun Hsu, Meng-Tse Gabriel Lee, Lorenzo Porta, Po-Yang Tsou, Yu-Hsun Wang, Wan-Chien Lee, Szu-Ta Chen, Chien-Chang Lee
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the trend of incidence and outcome of paediatric sepsis in a population-based database. METHODS: Children with sepsis were identified from the 23 million nationwide health insurance claims database of Taiwan. Sepsis was defined by the presence of single ICD-9 code for severe sepsis or septic shock or a combination of ICD-9 codes for infection and organ dysfunction. We analysed the trend of incidence, mortality and source of infection in three age groups: infant (28 days to 1 year), child (1-9 years) and adolescent (10-18 years)...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343506/how-to-use%C3%A2-procalcitonin
#18
Philip Robinson, Surjo Kiran De
Diagnosing bacterial infection in the unwell or febrile child is a common challenge faced by all paediatricians. Despite the advent of novel molecular techniques, there is ongoing need for diagnostic assays with adequate performance and turnaround time to facilitate safe clinical decision-making when bacterial sepsis is suspected, such as whether to commence empirical treatment with antibiotics. Procalcitonin is an established marker of infection that has a potential role in the diagnosis and exclusion of serious or invasive bacterial infection in neonates and children...
January 17, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Education and Practice Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306854/successful-management-of-a-24-year-old-pregnant-woman-with-necrotising-fasciitis-of-the-forearm
#19
Sam Nahas, Anne McKirdy, Arjuna Imbuldeniya
A 24-year-old woman who was 24 weeks pregnant presented to the emergency department with septic shock and an elbow wound that had become infected. She sustained an injury to the tip of the right elbow on a light switch 4 days prior. In the space of 1 day, she developed a necrotising soft tissue infection, which was rapidly spread to the forearm with florid sepsis. Her initial serum C reactive protein was 392 mg/L, and white cell count was 32×109 /L. The patient was treated promptly with aggressive surgical debridement and broad-spectrum antibiotics...
January 6, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222137/benefits-of-probiotics-in-preterm-neonates-in-low-income-and-medium-income-countries-a-systematic-review-of-randomised-controlled-trials
#20
Girish Deshpande, Gayatri Jape, Shripada Rao, Sanjay Patole
OBJECTIVE: Although there is an overall reduction in underfive mortality rate, the progress in reducing neonatal mortality rate has been very slow. Over the last 20 years, preterm births have steadily increased in low-income and medium-income countries (LMICs) particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Preterm birth is associated with increased mortality and morbidity, particularly in LMICs. Based on systematic reviews of randomised controlled trials (RCTs), many neonatal units in high-income countries have adopted probiotics as standard of care for preterm neonates...
December 7, 2017: BMJ Open
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