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Ahmad Ismail
Providing effective pain management is necessary for all patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). Because of developmental considerations, caring for children may provide additional challenges. The purpose of this literature review is to describe key challenges in providing effective pain management in pediatric intensive care units (PICUs), with the aim of bringing about a better understanding by health care providers caring for children. Challenges of providing effective pain management in the PICU can be categorized into four levels...
October 15, 2016: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
Joseph A Carcillo, J Michael Dean, Richard Holubkov, John Berger, Kathleen L Meert, Kanwaljeet J S Anand, Jerry Zimmerman, Christopher J Newth, Rick Harrison, Jeri Burr, Douglas F Willson, Carol Nicholson, Michael J Bell, Robert A Berg, Thomas P Shanley, Sabrina M Heidemann, Heidi Dalton, Tammara L Jenkins, Allan Doctor, Angie Webster
BACKGROUND: Nosocomial infection remains an important health problem in long stay (>3 days) pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) patients. Admission risk factors related to the development of nosocomial infection in long stay immune competent patients in particular are not known. METHODS: Post-hoc analysis of the previously published Critical Illness Stress induced Immune Suppression (CRISIS) prevention trial database, to identify baseline risk factors for nosocomial infection...
November 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Isabelle Bragard, Marie-Christine Seghaye, Nesrine Farhat, Marie Solowianiuk, Mariane Saliba, Anne-Marie Etienne, Katharina Schumacher
OBJECTIVES: Residents beginning their specialization in pediatrics and emergency medicine (EM) are rapidly involved in oncall duties. Early acquisition of crisis resource management by novice residents is essential for patient safety, but traditional training may be insufficient. Our aim was to investigate the impact of a 2-day simulation-based course on residents to manage pediatric and neonatal patients. METHODS: First year residents participated in the course...
October 6, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
Melanie Gleason, Lisa Cicutto, Christy Haas-Howard, Bridget M Raleigh, Stanley J Szefler
Asthma is one of the most common illnesses of school-aged children and can lead to both health and educational disparities. Children from low socioeconomic backgrounds and racial/ethnic minorities suffer the greatest impact. They often lack the asthma self-management skills to successfully monitor, navigate, and negotiate appropriate asthma care. School settings are a strategic point of contact for this additional support. School nurses can monitor for signs of asthma worsening, manage symptoms, provide care coordination, and reinforce self-management skills...
October 2016: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
Fernando Maria de Benedictis, Andrew Bush
Wheeze is a common symptom in young children and is usually associated with viral illnesses. It is a major source of morbidity and is responsible for a high consumption of healthcare and economic resources worldwide. A few children have a condition resembling classical asthma. Rarer specific conditions may have a wheezy component and should be considered in the differential diagnosis. Over the last half century, there have been many circular discussions about the best way of managing preschool wheeze. In general, intermittent wheezing should be treated with intermittent bronchodilator therapy, and a controller therapy should be prescribed for a young child with recurrent wheezing only if positively indicated, and only then if carefully monitored for efficacy...
October 4, 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood
Kenneth A Michelson, Richard G Bachur, Jason A Levy
OBJECTIVES: The presence of critically ill patients may impact care for other ED patients. We sought to evaluate whether the presence of a critically ill child was associated with the time to (1) receipt of the first medication among other patients, and (2) administration of diagnosis-specific medications. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of all paediatric ED visits over 3 years. Patients were exposed if they arrived during the first hour of a critically ill patient's care...
September 28, 2016: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
Robert F Tamburro, Tammara L Jenkins, Patrick M Kochanek
OBJECTIVE: To summarize the scientific priorities and potential future research directions for pediatric critical care research discussed by a panel of experts at the inaugural Strategic Planning Conference of the Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. DATA SOURCES: Expert opinion expressed during the Strategic Planning Conference. STUDY SELECTION: Not applicable...
September 27, 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Nienke J Vet, Saskia N de Wildt, Carin W M Verlaat, Miriam G Mooij, Dick Tibboel, Matthijs de Hoog, Corinne M P Buysse
OBJECTIVE: Our earlier pediatric daily sedation interruption trial showed that daily sedation interruption in addition to protocolized sedation in critically ill children does not reduce duration of mechanical ventilation, length of stay, or amounts of sedative drugs administered when compared with protocolized sedation only, but undersedation was more frequent in the daily sedation interruption + protocolized sedation group. We now report the preplanned analysis comparing short-term health-related quality of life and posttraumatic stress symptoms between the two groups...
September 22, 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Joseph A Carcillo, J Michael Dean, Richard Holubkov, John Berger, Kathleen L Meert, Kanwaljeet J S Anand, Jerry J Zimmerman, Christopher J L Newth, Rick Harrison, Jeri Burr, Douglas F Willson, Carol Nicholson, Michael J Bell, Robert A Berg, Thomas P Shanley, Sabrina M Heidemann, Heidi Dalton, Tammara L Jenkins, Allan Doctor, Angie Webster, Robert F Tamburro
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The pediatric Critical Illness Stress-induced Immune Suppression (CRISIS) trial compared the effectiveness of 2 nutraceutical supplementation strategies and found no difference in the development of nosocomial infection and sepsis in the overall population. We performed an exploratory post hoc analysis of interaction between nutraceutical treatments and host immune status related to the development of nosocomial infection/sepsis. METHODS: Children from the CRISIS trial were analyzed according to 3 admission immune status categories marked by decreasing immune competence: immune competent without lymphopenia, immune competent with lymphopenia, and previously immunocompromised...
September 22, 2016: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Sophie Geoghegan, Kate Oulton, Catherine Bull, Joe Brierley, Mark Peters, Jo Wray
OBJECTIVE: Meeting the needs of parents of critically ill children is increasingly being recognized as an important factor in the child's clinical outcome as well as the implications it has for future parenting. Little is specifically known about the experience of parents who have a child in the ICU for a prolonged period. Our objective was to understand the experiences of this group to assist in the identification of mechanisms for providing support. DESIGN: Qualitative study based on semistructured interviews...
September 19, 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Angelica M Roncancio, Kristy K Ward, Chakema C Carmack, Becky T Muñoz, Miguel A Cano, Felicity Cribbs
HPV vaccine series completion rates among adolescent Hispanic females and males (~39 and 21 %, respectively) are far below the Healthy People 80 % coverage goal. Completion of the 3-dose vaccine series is critical to reducing the incidence of HPV-associated cancers. This formative study applies social marketing theory to assess the needs and preferences of Hispanic mothers in order to guide the development of interventions to increase HPV vaccine completion. We conducted 51 in-depth interviews with Hispanic mothers of adolescents to identify the key concepts of social marketing theory (i...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Community Health
Nienke J Vet, Niina Kleiber, Erwin Ista, Matthijs de Hoog, Saskia N de Wildt
This article discusses the rationale of sedation in respiratory failure, sedation goals, how to assess the need for sedation as well as effectiveness of interventions in critically ill children, with validated observational sedation scales. The drugs and non-pharmacological approaches used for optimal sedation in ventilated children are reviewed, and specifically the rationale for drug selection, including short- and long-term efficacy and safety aspects of the selected drugs. The specific pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic aspects of sedative drugs in the critically ill child and consequences for dosing are presented...
2016: Frontiers in Pediatrics
Cynthia M LaFond, Catherine Van Hulle Vincent, Kimberly Oosterhouse, Diana J Wilkie
: The purpose of this study was to provide a current and comprehensive evaluation of nurses' beliefs regarding pain in critically ill children. DESIGN AND METHODS: A convergent parallel mixed-methods design was used. Nurse beliefs were captured via questionnaire and interview and then compared. RESULTS: Forty nurses participated. Most beliefs reported via questionnaire were consistent with effective pain management practices. Common inaccurate beliefs included the need to verify pain reports with physical indicators and the pharmacokinetics of intravenous opioids...
September 3, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Eric Sy, Juan J Ronco, Rowan Searle, Constantine J Karvellas
PURPOSE: We evaluated the Chronic Liver Failure-Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (CLIF-SOFA) score to predict survival in a Canadian critically ill cohort with acute-on-chronic liver failure. METHODS: We retrospectively examined 274 acute-on-chronic liver failure patients admitted to a quaternary level intensive care unit (ICU) between April 1, 2000, and April 30, 2011. We evaluated severity of illness scores, including the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II, model for end-stage liver disease (MELD), Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP), SOFA, and CLIF-SOFA...
August 10, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
Paul Hodgkins, Andrew Lloyd, M Haim Erder, Juliana Setyawan, Margaret D Weiss, Rahul Sasané, Beenish Nafees
OBJECTIVE: Defining minimal important difference (MID) is critical to interpreting patient-reported outcomes data and treatment efficacy in clinical trials. This study estimates the MID for the Weiss Functional Impairment Rating Scale-Parent Report (WFIRS-P) and the Child Health and Illness Profile-Parent Report (CHIP-CE-PRF76) among parents of young people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the UK. METHODS: Parents of children (6-12 years; n=100) and adolescents (13-17 years; n=117) with ADHD completed a socio-demographic form, the CHIP-CE-PRF76, the WFIRS-P, and the Pediatric Quality of Life scale at baseline and 4 weeks later...
August 18, 2016: CNS Spectrums
Sainath Raman, Samiran Ray, Mark J Peters
Purpose. Administration of supplemental oxygen is common in paediatric intensive care. We explored the current practice of oxygen administration using a case vignette in paediatric intensive care units (PICU) in the united kingdom. Methods. We conducted an online survey of Paediatric Intensive Care Society members in the UK. The survey outlined a clinical scenario followed by questions on oxygenation targets for 5 common diagnoses seen in critically ill children. Results. Fifty-three paediatric intensive care unit members from 10 institutions completed the survey...
2016: Critical Care Research and Practice
Diana Jefferies, Debbie Horsfall, Virginia Schmied
PROBLEM: Often, there is a sense of shock and disbelief when a mother murders her child. BACKGROUND: Yet, literary texts (plays, poems and novels) contain depictions of women experiencing mental illness or feelings of desperation after childbirth who murder their children. AIM: To further understand why a woman may harm her child we examine seven literary texts ranging in time and place from fifth century BCE Greece to twenty-first century Australia...
July 18, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
Wejdan Al-Jboor, Reham Almardini, Jwaher Al Bderat, Mahdi Frehat, Hazem Al Masri, Mohammad Saleh Alajloni
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common and serious complication in patients in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). We conducted this study to estimate the incidence and the mortality rate of AKI in critically ill children as well as to describe some other related factors. A retrospective study was conducted at PICU of Queen Rania Abdulla Children Hospital, Amman, Jordan for the period extending from May 2011 to June 2013. The medical records of all patients admitted during this period, and their demographic data were reviewed...
July 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Uma Raju, Sanjay Choudhary, M M Harjai
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January 2005: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
Rakshay Shetty, Sujatha Thyagarajan
Pediatrics is a challenging field where "Time is Essence" and the interplay of time-bound dynamics has a huge influence on the outcomes, particularly in an acutely ill child. In this context, simulation based training appears to play a major role in training young Paediatricians to develop critical decision making skills and learning in a risk-free environment. In present times and in future, it is expected that simulation is used by practically every healthcare provider at some or multiple points in the training and certification process...
July 2016: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
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