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Ventilator associated pneumonia in children

Başak Yıldız-Atıkan, Bülent Karapınar, Şöhret Aydemir, Fadıl Vardar
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is defined as pneumonia occuring in any period of mechanical ventilation. There is no optimal diagnostic method in current use and in this study we aimed to compare two non-invasive diagnostic methods used in diagnosis of VAP in children. This prospective study was conducted in 8 bedded Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Ege University Children´s Hospital. Endotracheal aspiration (ETA) and non-bronchoscopic bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) were performed in case of developing VIP after 48 hours of ventilation...
November 2015: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
A Dramowski, A Whitelaw, M F Cotton
BACKGROUND: In most African countries the prevalence and effects of paediatric healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection are unknown. AIM: To investigate the burden, spectrum, risk factors, and impact of paediatric HCAI by prospective clinical surveillance at a South African referral hospital. METHODS: Continuous prospective clinical and laboratory HCAI surveillance using Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) definitions was conducted at Tygerberg Children's Hospital, South Africa, from May 1(st) to October 31(st) in 2014 and 2015...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Hospital Infection
Yolanda Peña-López, Montserrat Pujol, Magda Campins, Alicia González-Antelo, Jose Ángel Rodrigo, Joan Balcells, Jordi Rello
OBJECTIVE: To reduce ventilator-associated infections (VARI) and improve outcomes for children. METHODS: This prospective interventional cohort study was conducted in a paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) over three periods: pre-intervention, early post-intervention, and late post-intervention. These children were on mechanical ventilation (MV) for ≥48h. RESULTS: Overall, 312 children (11.9% of whom underwent tracheostomy) and 6187 ventilator-days were assessed...
September 26, 2016: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
Kachaporn Nimdet, Win Techakehakij
BACKGROUND: Congestive heart failure (CHF) is one of the most common cardiac complications of pneumonia in adulthood that leads to increased risk of morbidity and mortality. However, little is known of CHF and pneumonia in children. This study aims to explore the characteristics and factors associated with the presence of CHF in under-5 children with pneumonia and respiratory failure. METHODS: A retrospective cohort was conducted in hospitalized patients aged 2-59 months with community-acquired pneumonia and respiratory failure from June 2011 to June 2014 at Suratthani Hospital, Thailand...
September 2, 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
Verónica Giubergia, Florencia Alessandrini, Carolina Barrias, Carlos Giuseppucci, Aixa Reusmann, Marcelo Barrenechea, Claudio Castaños
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Pneumonectomy (PNE) is a procedure infrequently performed in children. A high morbidity/mortality rate associated with PNE has been described. Few series have been published in the last 15 years. Risk factors associated with morbidity/mortality after PNE were evaluated. Indications, course, survival and complications of PNE in children were also analized. METHODS: In a case series of 51 children who underwent PNE, death within 30 days of surgery, pneumonia, empyema, sepsis, adult respiratory distress syndrome, bronchopleural fistula, bleeding, pneumothorax and post-PNE syndrome were considered major morbidities...
August 10, 2016: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
Ben D Albert, David Zurakowski, Lori J Bechard, Gregory P Priebe, Christopher P Duggan, Daren K Heyland, Nilesh M Mehta
OBJECTIVE: Enteral nutrition has been implicated as a risk factor for ventilator-associated pneumonia. We explored the prevalence of ventilator-associated pneumonia and its association with clinical and nutrition-related therapies in mechanically ventilated children. DESIGN: Prospective, multicenter, cohort study. SETTING: Fifty-nine PICU in 15 countries. PATIENTS: Children less than 18 years old, mechanically ventilated for more than 48 hours...
October 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Vasanth Coorg, Rachel D Levitan, Richard D Gerkin, Jared Muenzer, Anne-Michelle Ruha
INTRODUCTION: Scorpion envenomation is potentially life-threatening and affects children in the Southwestern USA. An FDA-approved antivenom is available, but its high cost has led to use of off-label antivenom dosing or supportive care alone as alternatives to FDA-recommended dosing. This study sought to determine whether treatment approach influences outcomes in envenomated children. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of children with grade III or IV scorpion envenomation evaluated in Phoenix Children's Hospital ED between September 1, 2011, and March 31, 2014...
August 3, 2016: Journal of Medical Toxicology: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology
Elias Iosifidis, Elpis Chochliourou, Asimenia Violaki, Elisavet Chorafa, Stavroula Psachna, Afroditi Roumpou, Maria Sdougka, Emmanuel Roilides
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the new adult Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ventilator-associated event (VAE) module in critically ill children and compare with the traditionally used CDC definition for ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). DESIGN Retrospective observational study of mechanically ventilated children in a pediatric intensive care unit in Greece January 1-December 31, 2011. METHODS Assessment of new adult CDC VAE module including 3 definition tiers: ventilator-associated condition (VAC), infection-related VAC, and possible/probable ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAE-VAP); comparison with traditional CDC criteria for clinically defined pneumonia in mechanically ventilated children (PNEU-VAP)...
October 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Luigi Arcieri, Paola Serio, Raffaella Nenna, Marco Di Maurizio, Roberto Baggi, Nadia Assanta, Riccardo Moschetti, Bruno Noccioli, Lorenzo Mirabile, Bruno Murzi
OBJECTIVES: We reviewed the role of posterior aortopexy for left mainstem bronchus compression in infants and children. METHODS: Eighteen children with respiratory symptoms were enrolled between 2005 and 2015 for surgical decompression of the left mainstem bronchus. The children were managed from diagnosis to follow-up by a dedicated tracheal team. Primary outcomes were the complete relief of symptoms or improvement with respect to preoperative clinical status. RESULTS: The median age was 4 years (0...
July 5, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Zheng-Yi Zhu, Ju-Fei Yang, Ying-Hua Ni, Wei-Feng Ye, Jue Wang, Miao-Lian Wu
AIM: This study assessed the efficacy and safety of tigecycline in children with life-threatening infections. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical records of patients treated with tigecycline from June 2012 to May 2014 in a Chinese tertiary centre. RESULTS: The study comprised 24 patients (14 male) with a median age of four years (range, 50 days-12 years). The most frequently isolated microorganism, most common isolation site and type of infection were Acinetobacter baumannii, tracheal aspirate fluid and ventilator-associated pneumonia, respectively...
October 2016: Acta Paediatrica
Rana İşgüder, Gökhan Ceylan, Hasan Ağın, Gamze Gülfidan, Yüce Ayhan, İlker Devrim
PURPOSE: Our aim is to determine whether the presence of soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1 (s-TREM-1) of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF), serum procalcitonin levels (PCT), and Clinical Pulmonary Infection Score (CPIS) have diagnostic value in children with VAP. METHODS: All children followed in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) who were mechanically ventilated at least for 48 hr between January 2014 and December 2015 were enrolled into our study...
June 9, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
A R Araujo da Silva, W Zingg, A Dramowski, J A Bielicki, M Sharland
International infection prevention and control (IPC) guidelines provide standardized recommendations for healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) prevention in adults, but often lack specific information about neonates and children. We reviewed ten international IPC/HCAI guidelines to identify paediatric-specific recommendations for HCAI prevention. Hand hygiene, bloodstream infection, ventilator-associated pneumonia, environmental control and outbreak management were frequently reported with recommendations applicable to children and newborns, but documents on catheter-associated urinary tract infection and surgical site infection were lacking...
October 2016: Journal of Hospital Infection
J Carlos Flores-González, Ana Estalella-Mendoza, Alfonso María Lechuga-Sancho, Sebastian Quintero-Otero, Fernando Rubio-Quiñones, Arturo Hernández-González, Mónica Saldaña-Valderas
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is one of the most common symptoms in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC), appearing mainly in the first year of life and often resistant to therapy. Several studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of everolimus but its safety in children has not yet been well reported. We present two cases of severe pneumonia caused by Mycoplasma in two children receiving everolimus for epilepsy secondary to TSC. STUDY CASES: Both patients were admitted to the PICU for severe pneumonia with pleural effusion...
September 2016: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
Charlotte Hill
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the leading cause of death with hospital-acquired infections, and preventing it is one of the Saving Lives initiatives ( Department of Health 2007 ). This article discusses the implementation of a purpose-designed VAP care bundle in a children's intensive care unit and examines the unique role of nurses in the management of the change process. A nurse-led VAP education, implementation and surveillance programme was set up. Nurse education was paramount, as nursing staff acceptance and involvement was a key feature...
May 9, 2016: Nursing Children and Young People
M Piastra, A Tempera, E Luca, E Buffone, C Cafforio, V Briganti, O Genovese, M Marano, D Rigante
Streptococcus pneumoniae sepsis has high morbidity, particularly if complicated by renal injury. Four patients with S. pneumonia invasive infections complicated by renal disorders are presented. The first case was an 18-month-old girl with pneumococcal empyema complicated by haemolytic uraemic (HUS) syndrome. She made a full recovery after mechanical ventilation, inotropic support and haemodiafiltration. The second was a 4-year-old boy who presented with acute post-infectious glomerulonephritis associated with bilateral pneumococcal pneumonia...
January 29, 2016: Paediatrics and International Child Health
Isaac See, Julia Chang, Nicole Gualandi, Genevieve L Buser, Pamela Rohrbach, Debra A Smeltz, Mary Jo Bellush, Susan E Coffin, Jane M Gould, Debra Hess, Patricia Hennessey, Sydney Hubbard, Andrea Kiernan, Judith O'Donnell, David A Pegues, Jeffrey R Miller, Shelley S Magill
OBJECTIVE To determine the clinical diagnoses associated with the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) pneumonia (PNEU) or lower respiratory infection (LRI) surveillance events DESIGN Retrospective chart review SETTING A convenience sample of 8 acute-care hospitals in Pennsylvania PATIENTS All patients hospitalized during 2011-2012 METHODS Medical records were reviewed from a random sample of patients reported to the NHSN to have PNEU or LRI, excluding adults with ventilator-associated PNEU. Documented clinical diagnoses corresponding temporally to the PNEU and LRI events were recorded...
July 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Thomas Horvath, Urs Fischer, Lionel Müller, Sebastian Ott, Claudio L Bassetti, Roland Wiest, Parham Sendi, Joerg C Schefold
Mycoplasma pneumoniae (M. pneumoniae) frequently causes community-acquired respiratory tract infection and often presents as atypical pneumonia. Following airborne infection and a long incubation period, affected patients mostly suffer from mild or even asymptomatic and self-limiting disease. In particular in school-aged children, M. pneumoniae is associated with a wide range of extrapulmonary manifestations including central nervous system (CNS) disease. In contrast to children, severe CNS manifestations are rarely observed in adults...
2016: SpringerPlus
Alexander J Millman, Lyn Finelli, Anna M Bramley, Georgina Peacock, Derek J Williams, Sandra R Arnold, Carlos G Grijalva, Evan J Anderson, Jonathan A McCullers, Krow Ampofo, Andrew T Pavia, Kathryn M Edwards, Seema Jain
OBJECTIVE: To describe and compare the clinical characteristics, outcomes, and etiology of pneumonia among children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) with neurologic disorders, non-neurologic underlying conditions, and no underlying conditions. STUDY DESIGN: Children <18 years old hospitalized with clinical and radiographic CAP were enrolled at 3 US children's hospitals. Neurologic disorders included cerebral palsy, developmental delay, Down syndrome, epilepsy, non-Down syndrome chromosomal abnormalities, and spinal cord abnormalities...
June 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
Chen Ling, Suyun Qian, Quan Wang, Jiansheng Zeng, Xinlei Jia, Jun Liu, Zheng Li
BACKGROUND: Pneumocytis pneumonia (PCP) is a life-threatening disease in non-HIV infected children. However, there have been few studies that have examined the clinical characteristics associated with PCP and outcomes for these pediatric patients. OBJECTIVES: A retrospective review was performed over a 10-year period to evaluate the clinical characteristics and outcome of non-HIV children diagnosed with PCP at Beijing Children's Hospital in China. RESULTS: A total of 60 non-HIV children diagnosed with PCP were included in the study...
February 15, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
Thitikarn Pratheepamornkull, Woranart Ratanakorn, Rujipat Samransamruajkit, Yong Poovorawan
Pneumonia is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among infants and young children. The most common causes of pneumonia in children are respiratory viruses. In Thailand, the epidemiology of the viruses causing community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) among children is poorly defined. In this cross sectional study we used nasopharyngeal samples collected from hospitalized children diagnosed with severe CAP in accordance with WHO criteria between June 2013 and May 2014 to determine the causes of infection. The samples were analyzed for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), parainfluenza viruses (PIV) types 1,2 and 3, adenovirus, rhinovirus, influenza viruses types A and B and coronavirus by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)...
July 2015: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
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