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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904542/the-effect-of-brushing-with-a-soft-toothbrush-and-distilled-water-on-the-incidence-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Khadijeh Nasiriani, Fakhri Torki, Mohammad Hossein Jarahzadeh, Fahimeh Rashidi Maybodi
BACKGROUND: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a common nosocomial infection, which results in longer hospitalization, increased treatment costs, and higher mortality rates. One major cause of VAP is colonization and microaspiration of oropharyngeal secretions following the formation of dental plaque, which is due to poor oral hygiene and failure to mechanically remove these microorganisms from the teeth. This study was conducted to determine the effect of brushing teeth with distilled water on the incidence of VAP in patients admitted to intensive care unit (ICU)...
2016: Tanaffos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889372/-non-invasive-ventilation-in-children-do-we-need-more-evidence
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G Mortamet, G Emeriaud, P Jouvet, B Fauroux, S Essouri
Respiratory failure is the leading cause of hospital admissions in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Mechanical ventilation, preferentially delivered by a non-invasive route (NIV), is currently the first-line treatment for respiratory failure since it is associated with a reduction in the intubation rate. This ventilatory support is increasingly used in the PICU, but its wider use contrasts with the paucity of studies in this field. This review aims to describe the main indications of NIV in acute settings: (i) bronchiolitis; (ii) postextubation respiratory failure; (iii) acute respiratory distress syndrome; (iv) pneumonia; (v) status asthmaticus; (vi) acute chest syndrome; (vii) left heart failure; (viii) exacerbation of chronic respiratory failure; (ix) upper airway obstruction and (x) end-of-life care...
November 23, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848998/fatal-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-children-caused-by-re-emergent-human-adenovirus-7d-associated-with-higher-severity-of-illness-and-fatality-rate
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Zhiwu Yu, Zhiwei Zeng, Jing Zhang, Yuxian Pan, Manjun Chen, Yonghui Guo, Nan Yu, James Chodosh, Ning Fu, Xiaoyan Che, Qiwei Zhang
Human adenoviruses (HAdVs) are highly contagious pathogens causing acute respiratory disease (ARD), such as community-acquired pneumonia. HAdV-7d, a re-emergent genomic variant, has been recently reported in Asia and the United States after a several-decade absence. However, whether HAdV-7d is associated with higher severity than other types is currently unclear. In this study, the clinical and epidemiological investigation showed that fever, cough, and sore throat were the three most common respiratory symptoms of HAdV infections...
November 16, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844091/preoperative-staphylococcus-aureus-carriage-and-risk-of-surgical-site-infection-after-cardiac-surgery-in-children-younger-than-1%C3%A2-year-a-pilot-cohort-study
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J Macher, C Gras Le Guen, A Chenouard, J M Liet, B Gaillard Le Roux, A Legrand, J Mahuet, E Launay, V Gournay, N Joram
Surgical site infections (SSI) increase length of stay, morbidity, mortality and cost of hospitalization. Staphylococcus aureus (SA) carriage is a known risk factor of SSI in adults, but its role in pediatrics remains uncertain. The main objective of this pilot prospective monocentric cohort study was to describe the prevalence of SA colonization in children under 1 year old before cardiac surgery. The secondary objectives were to compare the incidence of SSI and other nosocomial infections (NI) between preoperative carriers and non-carriers...
November 14, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805553/-monoinfection-of-human-metapneumovirus-in-cordoba-first-clinical-and-epidemiological-research-in-children-with-respiratory-infection-in-2011
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Pamela Elizabeth Rodriguez, María Pilar Adamo, María Gabriela Paglini, Laura Moreno, Jorge Augusto Camara, Alicia Camara
: Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) RNA virus discovered in 2001, is a pathogen associated with acute respiratory infection (ARI) in children under 5 years; its prevalence ranges from 5-15%. In Córdoba, it is not integrated into the viral research in patients with low IRA (LARI). OBJECTIVE: Detect hMPV in children under 5 years hospitalized for LARI in the Children's Hospital "Santísima Trinidad" of Cordoba (HNC) in 2011 and describe the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of monoinfecciones without comorbidity...
2016: Revista de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803824/successful-treatment-of-disseminated-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-disease-in-an-hiv-infected-child-with-a-linezolid-containing-regimen
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Srđan Roglić, Drusia Dickson, Branko Miše, Klaudija Višković, Vera Katalinić-Janković, George Rutherford, Josip Begovac
Upon HIV infection diagnosis, an 8-month-old boy was transferred for evaluation of worsening respiratory distress requiring mechanical ventilation. Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PCP) was diagnosed; the boy also had a nonhealing ulcer at the site of vaccination with Statens Serum Institut (Danish strain) Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine and associated axillary lymphadenopathy. PCP treatment resulted in weaning from mechanical ventilation. Antimycobacterial treatment was immediately attempted but was discontinued because of hepatotoxicity...
2016: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27735796/comparison-of-endotracheal-aspirate-and-non-bronchoscopic-bronchoalveolar-lavage-in-the-diagnosis-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-a-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717603/burden-spectrum-and-impact-of-healthcare-associated-infection-at-a-south-african-children-s-hospital
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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...
December 2016: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686727/implementing-a-care-bundle-approach-reduces-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-and-delays-ventilator-associated-tracheobronchitis-in-children-differences-according-to-endotracheal-or-tracheostomy-devices
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27589216/congestive-heart-failure-in-children-with-pneumonia-and-respiratory-failure
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27511212/risk-factors-for-morbidities-and-mortality-in-children-following-pneumonectomy
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27509362/enteral-nutrition-and-acid-suppressive-therapy-in-the-picu-impact-on-the-risk-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27487782/clinical-presentation-and-outcomes-associated-with-different-treatment-modalities-for-pediatric-bark-scorpion-envenomation
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27396590/evaluation-of-the-new-centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention-ventilator-associated-event-module-and-criteria-in-critically-ill-children-in-greece
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27382044/the-role-of-posterior-aortopexy-in-the-treatment-of-left-mainstem-bronchus-compression
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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...
November 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27381360/retrospective-analysis-of-tigecycline-shows-that-it-may-be-an-option-for-children-with-severe-infections
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27280471/new-parameters-for-childhood-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-diagnosis
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27264244/most-international-guidelines-on-prevention-of-healthcare-associated-infection-lack-comprehensive-recommendations-for-neonates-and-children
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27215926/severe-pneumonia-by-mycoplasma-as-an-adverse-event-of-everolimus-therapy-in-patients-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex
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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...
December 0: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27156419/nurse-led-implementation-of-a-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-care-bundle-in-a-children-s-critical-care-unit
#20
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
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