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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918202/implementation-of-a-risk-stratified-opioid-weaning-protocol-in-a-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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L Nelson Sanchez-Pinto, Lara P Nelson, Phuong Lieu, Joyce Y Koh, John W Rodgers, Krichelle A Larson, Jennifer M Huson, Rambod Amirnovin
PURPOSE: Opioids are important in the care of critically ill children. However, their use is associated with complications including delirium, dependence, withdrawal, and bowel dysfunction. Our aim was to implement a risk-stratified opioid weaning protocol to reduce the duration of opioids without increasing the incidence of withdrawal. METHODS: A pre- and post-interventional prospective study was undertaken in a large children's hospital pediatric ICU where we implemented a risk-stratified opioid weaning protocol...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917584/pneumatoceles-in-pediatric-blunt-trauma-common-and-benign
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Lindsey B Armstrong, David P Mooney
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic pneumatoceles are reported to be rare in children and to have an uncertain clinical significance. We report a single institution series of traumatic pneumatoceles to better define their frequency and clinical significance. METHODS: After obtaining approval from the IRB, data were extracted from the trauma registry of a level 1 pediatric trauma center on children diagnosed with a pulmonary contusion (International Classification of Diseases-9th edition diagnosis codes: 861...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917005/outcome-of-pediatric-acute-kidney-injury-a-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study
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Jameela A Kari, Khalid A Alhasan, Mohamed A Shalaby, Norah Khathlan, Osama Y Safdar, Suleman A Al Rezgan, Sherif El Desoky, Amr S Albanna
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common problem encountered in critically ill children with an increasing incidence and evolving epidemiology. AKI carries a serious morbidity and mortality in patients requiring admission to a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). METHODS: We undertook a prospective cohort study of PICU admissions at three tertiary care hospitals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia over 2 years. The Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) definition was used to diagnose AKI...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916009/incorporating-trainees-development-into-a-multidisciplinary-training-model-for-integrated-behavioral-health-within-a-pediatric-continuity-clinic
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REVIEW
Kimberly Kelsay, Maya Bunik, Melissa Buchholz, Bridget Burnett, Ayelet Talmi
Integrated behavioral and mental health systems of care for children require multidisciplinary team members to have specific competencies and knowledge of the other disciplines' strengths and practice needs. Training models for multidisciplinary professionals should consider the developmental level of trainees. The authors describe a model of flexible scaffolding, increasing intensity, and depth of experience as trainees gain skills and knowledge.
October 2017: Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912056/revisiting-unplanned-extubation-in-the-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-what-s-new
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REVIEW
Paulo Sérgio Lucas da Silva, Daniela Farah, Marcelo Cunio Machado Fonseca
In 2010, recommendations for preventing unplanned extubations (UEs) in pediatric patients were published based on a literature review. Since then, there have been an increasing number of publications related to UE focusing on children. If the introduction of care bundles and larger body of evidence on UE had impact on UE occurrence, this would have important implications on clinical practice. We searched for relevant publications published between Jan 1, 2010 and Jun 30, 2016 in the MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane systems...
September 11, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912041/postoperative-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-monitoring-for-the-assessment-of-the-magnitude-of-shunting-through-blalock-taussig-anastomoses
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Cristian Mirabile, Alessandra Mazzola, Liana Valeanu, Vanessa Lopez-Lopez, Claudio Barbanti, Camilla Biselli, Carole Hennequin, Sophie Malekzadeh-Milani, Mirela Bojan
BACKGROUND: The Modified Blalock-Taussig shunt (MBTS) is the most common palliative operation performed in patients with complex cardiac defects. Postoperative morbidity and mortality rates are high, mainly due to shunt thrombosis and over-shunting. Over-shunting may be difficult to identify postoperatively based on conventional criteria. Since plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) concentrations correlate with the magnitude of shunting in various left-to-right shunt cardiac defects, we investigated its ability to identify postoperative MBTS over-shunting...
September 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910247/pediatric-ambulatory-care-sensitive-conditions-birth-cohorts-and-the-socio-economic-gradient
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Leslie L Roos, Roxana Dragan, Robert J Schroth
OBJECTIVES: This study examines the socio-economic gradient in utilization and the risk factors associated with hospitalization for four pediatric ambulatory care sensitive conditions (dental conditions, asthma, gastroenteritis, and bacterial pneumonia). Dental conditions, where much care is provided by dentists and insurance coverage varies among different population segments, present special issues. METHODS: A population registry, provider registry, physician ambulatory claims, and hospital discharge abstracts from 28 398 children born in 2003-2006 in urban centres in Manitoba, Canada were the main data sources...
September 14, 2017: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906423/empowering-parents-of-australian-infants-and-children-in-hospital-translation-cultural-adaptation-and-validation-of-the-empowerment-of-parents-in-the-intensive-care-30-aus-questionnaire
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Fenella J Gill, Sally Wilson, Laurene Aydon, Gavin D Leslie, Jos M Latour
OBJECTIVES: To translate, culturally adapt, and psychometrically test the EMpowerment of PArents in The Intensive Care-30 questionnaire in Australian pediatric critical care, neonatal, and pediatric ward settings. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, descriptive, multicenter study conducted in two phases; 1) translation and cultural adaptation and 2) validation of the EMpowerment of PArents in The Intensive Care-30 questionnaire. SETTINGS: Two Western Australian sites, the PICU and two pediatric wards of a children's hospital and the neonatal unit of a women's and newborn hospital...
September 12, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
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/28902779/increased-burden-of-pediatric-acute-pancreatitis-on-the-health-care-system
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Lindsey Hornung, Flora K Szabo, Heidi J Kalkwarf, Maisam Abu-El-Haija
OBJECTIVES: The incidence of pediatric acute pancreatitis (AP) increased over the past 2 decades and is estimated to be 3 to 13 per 100,000. The impact of rising AP incidence on health care costs is unknown. Our aim was to examine pediatric AP admissions and associated hospital costs in the United States between years 2004 and 2014. METHODS: Acute pancreatitis admission and cost data were extracted from the Pediatric Health Information System. We determined AP admission and cost percentages each year, as well as the ratio of AP cost to admission percentages to estimate AP "burden...
October 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901207/characterizing-citizens-preferences-for-engagement-in-patient-care-and-research-in-adult-and-pediatric-intensive-care-units
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Karen E A Burns, Leena Rizvi, Anna Charteris, Samuel Laskey, Saima B Bhatti, Kamalprit Chokar, Karen L M Choong
RATIONALE: Engagement promotes and supports the active participation of patients and families in health care and research to strengthen their influence on decision-making. We sought to characterize how citizens wish to be engaged in care and research in the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: Interviewers administered questionnaires to visitors in 3 adult ICUs and 1 pediatric ICU. RESULTS: We surveyed 202 (adult [n = 130] and pediatric [n = 72]) visitors...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895710/-trichosporon-asahii-sepsis-associated-with-urinary-catheter-in-a-pediatric-burn-unit-2-case-reports
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Florencia Escarrá, Jimena Lema, Beatriz Caracciolo, Susana Carnovale, Verónica Alvarez, Nidia Tramonti, Fabián Guarracino, M Teresa Rosanova
Trichosporon asahii is a ubiquitous fungus that has been isolated as part of human microbiota. There has been an emergence of this pathogen in recent years, causing superficial and deep seated infections. There are scarce reports of urinary tract infections in pediatric intensive care burn units caused by this agent. We describe the cases of 2 pediatric patients with prolonged hospitalization due to severe burns that had received several antibiotic courses for previous infections. Both presented sepsis secondary to catheter related urinary tract infection by Trichosporon asahii...
October 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895691/implementation-of-a-checklist-to-increase-adherence-to-evidence-based-practices-in-a-single-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Pablo Eulmesekian, Augusto Pérez, Silvia Díaz, Mateo Ferrero
INTRODUCTION: The use of checklists to increase adherence to evidence-based practices is not yet widespread in pediatric intensive care units. The objective of this study was to achieve 90% compliance with studied practices using an ad hoc checklist. POPULATION AND METHDOS: Time series quasiexperimental study conducted in ventilated children hospitalized in the pediatric intensive care unit. Studied practices included sedation breaks, plateau pressure ≤ 30 cm H 2O, fraction of inspired oxygen ≤ 60%, maintenance of headboard at > 30°, chlorhexidine mouthwash, weekly ventilator circuit changes, preference for enteral feeding, reduction in the threshold for blood transfusions (hemoglobin: 7 g/dL), daily consideration of spontaneous breathing trials and central venous catheter removal...
October 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895149/efficacy-of-dexmedetomidine-for-perioperative-morbidities-in-pediatric-tonsillectomy-a-metaanalysis
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REVIEW
Hye Kyung Cho, Ho Young Yoon, Ho Jun Jin, Se Hwan Hwang
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the effects of perioperative dexmedetomidine as an adjuvant to tonsillectomy compared with opioid or sham in children. DATA SOURCE: Five databases (PubMed, SCOPUS, Embase, Web of Science, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials) were searched from inception of article collections to April 2017. REVIEW METHODS: Prospective, randomized controlled studies that compared outcomes between children who underwent tonsillectomy plus dexmedetomidine administration (intervention) and children who underwent tonsillectomy with placebo or opioid (control) were systemically and independently reviewed by two researchers...
September 12, 2017: Laryngoscope
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/28888518/the-effect-of-oral-care-using-an-oral-health-care-guide-on-preventing-mucositis-in-pediatric-intensive-care
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Duygu Sönmez Düzkaya, Gülzade Uysal, Gülçin Bozkurt, Tülay Yakut
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of standard-of-care oral care guides developed specifically for children in intensive care to prevent mucositis. DESIGN AND METHODS: This prospective, interventional and single-group study design was performed in the pediatric intensive care unit of a university hospital in Istanbul between January and December 2014. Daily oral care was implemented to pediatric patients in the study group in line with an oral care guide developed by the researchers...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887267/patterns-and-outcomes-of-care-in-children-with-advanced-heart-disease-receiving-palliative-care-consultation
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Katherine L Marcus, Emily M Balkin, Hasan Al-Sayegh, Elyssa Guslits, Elizabeth D Blume, Clement Ma, Joanne Wolfe
CONTEXT: While access to subspecialty pediatric palliative care (PPC) is increasing, little is known about the role of PPC for children with advanced heart disease (AHD). OBJECTIVES: To examine features of subspecialty PPC involvement for children with AHD. METHODS: Retrospective single-institution medical record review of patients with a primary diagnosis of AHD for whom the PPC team was initially consulted between 2011 and 2016. RESULTS: Among 201 patients, 87% had congenital/structural heart disease, the remainder having acquired/non-structural heart disease...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886723/pancreatic-injury-in-children-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
Fayza Haider, Mohammed Amin Al Awadhi, Eizat Abrar, Mooza Al Dossari, Hasan Isa, Husain Nasser, Hakima Al Hashimi, Sharif Al Arayedh
BACKGROUND: Trauma is the main cause of morbidity and mortality in the pediatric population. Blunt trauma to the abdomen accounts for the majority of abdominal injuries in children. Pancreatic injury, although uncommon (2 to 9%), is the fourth most common solid organ injury. Unlike other solid organ injuries, pancreatic trauma may be subtle and difficult to diagnose. Computed tomography currently is the imaging modality of choice. As the incidence of pancreatic injury in children sustaining blunt abdominal trauma is low, management remains a challenge...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884218/use-of-levosimendan-in-postoperative-setting-after-surgical-repair-of-congenital-heart-disease-in-children
#19
Vivianne Amiet, Marie-Hélène Perez, David Longchamp, Tatiana Boulos Ksontini, Julia Natterer, Sonia Plaza Wuthrich, Jacques Cotting, Stefano Di Bernardo
Low cardiac output is one of the most common complications after cardiac surgery. Levosimendan, a new inotrope agent, has been demonstrated in adult patient to be an effective treatment for this purpose when classical therapy is not effective. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Levosimendan on cardiac output parameters in cardiac children with low cardiac output syndrome (LCOS.). We carried out a retrospective analysis on 62 children hospitalized in our pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) after cardiac surgery, which demonstrated LCOS not responding to classical catecholamine therapy and who received levosimendan as rescue therapy...
September 7, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881515/-characteristics-of-epidemiology-and-antimicrobial-resistance-of-gram-negative-bacterial-bloodstream-infections-in-children
#20
L Dong, X Y Zhang, C C Li, Z Li, Y Q Xia
Objective: To study the epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance of Gram-negative bacterial bloodstream infections in children, and to guide the choice of antimicrobials and the control of nosocomial infection. Method: Clinical data, bacteriology and antimicrobial susceptibility test results were collected retrospectively in hospitalized children who were diagnosed with gram-negative bacterial bloodstream infections in Yuying Children's Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University from January, 2010 to December, 2015...
September 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
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