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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338185/a-structured-blood-conservation-program-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery
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A B Budak, K McCusker, S Gunaydin
OBJECTIVE: The limitation of alternative transfusion practices in infants increases the benefits of blood conservation. We analyzed the efficacy of a structured program to reduce transfusions and transfusion-associated complications in cardiac surgery PATIENTS AND METHODS: Our pediatric surgery database was reviewed retrospectively, comparing outcomes from two different time periods, after the implementation of an effective blood conservation program beginning in March 2014. A total of 214 infants (8...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333694/high-flow-nasal-cannula-therapy-beyond-the-perinatal-period
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Michael Lee, Joshua Nagler
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: High-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) is emerging as a means of oxygen delivery and respiratory support for a range of conditions outside the perinatal period. We aim to review the mechanisms of action and advantages of HFNC and to summarize current findings regarding clinical benefit in specific pediatric disease processes and in patients with significant respiratory distress. RECENT FINDINGS: Currently published studies outside the neonatal population demonstrate both safety and efficacy of this mode of respiratory support...
March 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333157/consensus-approach-to-nasal-high-flow-therapy-in-neonates
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B A Yoder, B Manley, C Collins, K Ives, A Kugelman, A Lavizzari, M McQueen
OBJECTIVE: Nasal high-flow therapy (nHFT) is commonly used for noninvasive respiratory support in the neonatal intensive care unit. Our objective was to determine which aspects of neonatal nHFT have achieved adequate evidence base to support consensus among experienced clinical investigators, and to document areas lacking consensus to promote future investigations. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, modified Delphi collation of tabular queries related to specific aspects of neonatal nHFT...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329427/what-drives-perceived-work-intensity-in-neonatal-intensive-care-units-empirical-evidence-from-a-longitudinal-study
#4
Sandra Sülz, Kristina Langhammer, Michael Becker-Peth, Bernhard Roth
AIM: To investigate the drivers of perceived work intensity among neonatal intensive care unit nurses. BACKGROUND: The consequences of high work intensity have been studied extensively, yet setting-specific drivers have received less attention. DESIGN: Prospective, longitudinal and monocentric study design. METHODS: The study combined data from standardized diary surveys and passive observations of study nurses. Data were collected over a period of six months in 2015...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327493/noninvasive-ventilation-open-issues-for-nursing-research
#5
Stefano Bambi, Enrica Mati, Christian De Felippis, Alberto Lucchini
According to the current literature, Noninvasive Ventilation (NIV) is a well-recognized respiratory support technique for patients affected by Acute Respiratory Failure (ARF). As highlighted by recent meta-analysis, a tight adherence to protocols regarding patients' selection criteria, relative or absolute contraindications, plus highly skilled and experienced operators, can positively affect the NIV performance and mortality rates. Positive outcome from NIV respiratory support is dependent from: patient's clinical condition and education needs; confidence of the staff with NIV technology; choice and management of the most suitable interface available prevention of interface complications; nutritional assessment (artificial feeding if required) and conditioning of medical gas...
March 14, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326202/venovenous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-as-a-treatment-for-obesity-hypoventilation-syndrome
#6
Nao Umei, Shingo Ichiba
The mortality rate for respiratory failure resulting from obesity hypoventilation syndrome is high if it requires ventilator management. We describe a case of severe acute respiratory failure resulting from obesity hypoventilation syndrome (BMI, 60.2 kg/m(2)) successfully treated with venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO). During ECMO management, a mucus plug was removed by bronchoscopy daily and 18 L of water was removed using diuretics, resulting in weight loss of 24 kg. The patient was weaned from ECMO on day 5, extubated on day 16, and discharged on day 21...
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325776/noninvasive-respiratory-support-during-pediatric-ground-transport-implementation-of-a-safe-and-feasible-procedure
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Nuria Millán, Carme Alejandre, Aina Martinez-Planas, Josep Caritg, Elisabeth Esteban, Martí Pons-Òdena
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this work was to determine the safety and feasibility of noninvasive support in children with acute respiratory failure (ARF) during interhospital ground transport. METHODS: This was a prospective, single-center observational clinical study in the pediatric transport unit of a tertiary-care pediatric hospital. We included all subjects with ARF transported from November 2010 to March 2013. A specific noninvasive support protocol was used for all cases...
March 21, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324897/neonatal-feeding-behavior-as-a-complex-dynamical-system
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Eugene C Goldfield, Jennifer Perez, Katherine Engstler
The requirements of evidence-based practice in 2017 are motivating new theoretical foundations and methodological tools for characterizing neonatal feeding behavior. Toward that end, this article offers a complex dynamical systems perspective. A set of critical concepts from this perspective frames challenges faced by speech-language pathologists and allied professionals: when to initiate oral feeds, how to determine the robustness of neonatal breathing during feeding and appropriate levels of respiratory support, what instrumental assessments of swallow function to use with preterm neonates, and whether or not to introduce thickened liquids...
April 2017: Seminars in Speech and Language
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300030/hemispheric-polymicrogyria-and-neonatal-seizures-a-potentially-life-threatening-combination
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Paula M Brna, A Simon Harvey, Richard J Leventer
Polymicrogyria (PMG) is a heterogeneous malformation of cortical development characterized by excessive gyration and abnormal cortical lamination. Typically, bilateral forms have more severe developmental delay and early-onset epilepsy, but the full spectrum of severity remains ill-defined. We report two cases of right hemispheric PMG and neonatal-onset, drug-resistant seizures culminating in early death. Case 1 began having seizures on Day 1 of life that intensified in severity and proved resistant to numerous antiepileptic drugs...
March 14, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290962/the-application-of-biphasic-extrathoracic-cuirass-assisted-ventilation-in-normal-subjects-wearing-chemical-biological-radiological-nuclear-cbrn-gas-masks
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Ilan Gur, Arik Eisenkraft, Ephraim Bar-Yishay
OBJECTIVE: Mobile RTX (MRTX), a portable light-weighted ventilator, provides noninvasive respiratory support using biphasic extrathoracic cuirass-assisted ventilation. Despite the effectiveness of chemical-biological-radiological-nuclear (CBRN) gas masks, they cause respiratory loading as a result of added dead space and resistance. This prospective comparative pilot study was conducted to investigate the safety and efficacy of assisted ventilation provided by MRTX in healthy adult volunteers wearing CBRN gas masks at rest...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287810/evaluation-of-initial-respiratory-support-strategies-in-vlbw-neonates-with-rds
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Seyyed Abolfazl Afjeh, Mohammad Kazem Sabzehei, Maryam Khoshnood Shariati, Ahmad Reza Shamshiri, Fatemeh Esmaili
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) has brought about a significant change in care and treatment of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in very low birth weight (VLBW) neonates. The present study was designed and conducted to evaluate different strategies of initial respiratory support (IRS) in VLBW neonates hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). METHODS: This prospective study was conducted over three years (March 21, 2011 to March 20, 2014)...
March 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275225/low-flow-veno-venous-extracorporeal-co2-removal-for-acute-hypercapnic-respiratory-failure
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Matthias P Hilty, Thomas Riva, Silvia R Cottini, Eva-Maria Kleinert, Alessandra Maggiorini, Marco Maggiorini
BACKGROUND: Ventilation with low tidal volume and airway pressure results in a survival benefit in ARDS patients. Previous research suggests that avoiding mechanical ventilation altogether may be beneficial in some cases of respiratory failure. Our hypothesis was that low flow veno-venous extracorporeal CO2 removal (ECCO2R) enables maintenance of a lung protective ventilation strategy or awake spontaneous ventilation despite severe hypercapnic respiratory failure (HRF). METHODS: Twenty patients with HRF were investigated while mechanically ventilated (n=14) or breathing spontaneously close to respiratory exhaustion (n=6)...
March 8, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269080/convolutive-blind-source-separation-on-surface-emg-signals-for-respiratory-diagnostics-and-medical-ventilation-control
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Herbert Buchner, Eike Petersen, Marcus Eger, Philipp Rostalski
The electromyogram (EMG) is an important tool for assessing the activity of a muscle and thus also a valuable measure for the diagnosis and control of respiratory support. In this article we propose convolutive blind source separation (BSS) as an effective tool to pre-process surface electromyogram (sEMG) data of the human respiratory muscles. Specifically, the problem of discriminating between inspiratory, expiratory and cardiac muscle activity is addressed, which currently poses a major obstacle for the clinical use of sEMG for adaptive ventilation control...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263440/a-decade-of-pediatric-tracheostomies-indications-outcomes-and-long-term-prognosis
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Mona L McPherson, Lara Shekerdemian, Michelle Goldsworthy, Charles G Minard, Cynthia S Nelson, Fernando Stein, Jeanine M Graf
OBJECTIVE: To define the mortality and long-term outcomes of children undergoing tracheostomy. DESIGN: Retrospective chart and Texas Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics review of patients admitted to a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit who underwent a tracheostomy between 2001 and 2011. Mortality and decannulation rates were compared based on tracheostomy indication and age. SUBJECTS: A total of 426 patients admitted to a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in a large tertiary children's hospital...
March 6, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252839/implementation-evaluation-and-refinement-of-an-intervention-to-improve-blunt-chest-injury-management-a-mixed-methods-study
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Kate Curtis, Connie Van, Mary Lam, Stephen Asha, Annalise Unsworth, Alana Clements, Louise Atkins
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To investigate uptake of a Chest Injury Protocol (ChIP), examine factors influencing its implementation and identify interventions for promoting its use. BACKGROUND: Failure to treat blunt chest injuries in a timely manner with sufficient analgesia, physiotherapy and respiratory support, can lead to complications such as pneumonia and respiratory failure and/or death. DESIGN: This is a mixed methods implementation evaluation study...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249118/antenatal-determinants-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-and-late-respiratory-disease-in-preterm-infants
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Lindsey A Morrow, Brandie D Wagner, David A Ingram, Brenda B Poindexter, Kurt Schibler, C Michael Cotten, John Dagle, Marci K Sontag, Peter M Mourani, Steven H Abman
Rationale/Objectives: To identify antenatal risk factors associated with increased risk for BPD and respiratory disease during early childhood after preterm birth, we performed a prospective, longitudinal study of 587 preterm infants with gestational age <34 weeks and birth weights between 500-1250 grams. METHODS: Data included perinatal information and assessments during the NICU admission and longitudinal follow-up by questionnaire until 2 years of age. RESULTS: After adjusting for covariates, maternal smoking prior to preterm birth increased the odds of having an infant with BPD by 2-fold(p=0...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246306/a-novel-method-of-measuring-fractional-exhaled-nitric-oxide-in-tracheostomized-ventilator-dependent-children
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Vydehi R Murthy, Hugo Escobar, Mike Norberg, Charisse I Lachica, Linda L Gratny, Ashley K Sherman, William E Truog, Winston M Manimtim
BACKGROUND: The lower airway concentration of fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) is unknown in children with chronic lung disease of infancy who have tracheostomy for long-term mechanical ventilation. We aimed to evaluate an online method of measuring FENO in a cohort of ventilator-dependent children with a tracheostomy and to explore the relationship between the peak FENO concentration (FENO peak) and the degree of respiratory support using the respiratory severity score. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cross-sectional study in 31 subjects who were receiving long-term respiratory support through a tracheostomy...
February 28, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246063/epileptic-seizures-coma-and-eeg-burst-suppression-from-suicidal-bupropion-intoxication
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Anna Hiro Noda, Ulrich Schu, Tanja Maier, Susanne Knake, Felix Rosenow
Bupropion, an amphetamine-like dual mechanism drug, is approved and increasingly used for the treatment of major depression, and its use is associated with a dose-dependent risk of epileptic seizures. Suicide attempts are frequent in major depression and often an overdose of the drugs available is ingested. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the clinical course, including EEG and neurological symptoms, as well as treatment and prognosis of bupropion intoxication. We report on the clinical and EEG course of a women who ingested 27 g of bupropion in a suicide attempt...
February 27, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244292/humidified-high-flow-nasal-cannula-versus-nasal-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-as-an-initial-respiratory-support-in-preterm-infants-with-respiratory-distress-a-randomized-controlled-non-inferiority-trial
#19
Jeonghee Shin, Kyuhee Park, Eun Hee Lee, Byung Min Choi
Heated, humidified, high-flow nasal cannula (HHFNC) is frequently used as a noninvasive respiratory support for preterm infants with respiratory distress. But there are limited studies that compares HHFNC with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) only as the initial treatment of respiratory distress in preterm infants immediately after birth. The aim of this study is to assess the effectiveness and safety of HHFNC compared to nCPAP for the initial treatment of preterm infants with respiratory distress...
April 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228969/prevention-and-treatment-of-neonatal-nosocomial-infections
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REVIEW
Jayashree Ramasethu
Nosocomial or hospital acquired infections threaten the survival and neurodevelopmental outcomes of infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit, and increase cost of care. Premature infants are particularly vulnerable since they often undergo invasive procedures and are dependent on central catheters to deliver nutrition and on ventilators for respiratory support. Prevention of nosocomial infection is a critical patient safety imperative, and invariably requires a multidisciplinary approach. There are no short cuts...
2017: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology
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