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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757789/sociocultural-factors-influencing-infant-feeding-choices-among-african-immigrant-women-living-with-hiv-a-synthesis-of-the-literature
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Josephine Etowa, Shannan MacDonald, Jean Hannan, J Craig Phillips, Nana Yaa Boadu, Seye Babatunde
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The World Health Organizations (WHO) strategy is to eliminate pediatric HIV. HIV prevention guidelines in high-income countries recommend mothers living with HIV avoid breastfeeding. Yet, breastfeeding is promoted as the normal and unequalled method of feeding infants. This creates a paradox for mothers coming from cultures where breastfeeding is an expectation and formula feeding suggests illness. Therefore, the purpose of this literature review is to examine the context influencing infant feeding among African immigrant women living with HIV to develop interventions to reduce the risk of HIV mother-to-child transmission...
April 2018: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754433/unsung-heroes-flying-blind-a-metasynthesis-of-parents-experiences-of-caring-for-children-with-special-health-care-needs-at-home
#2
Carina Nygård, Anne Clancy
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To aggregate, synthesize and interpret qualitative research studies of parents' experiences of caring for a child with special health care needs at home. BACKGROUND: Advances in the field of medical and nursing science have ensured better survival rates for children with chronic illnesses. Many of these children have significant special health care needs. Today parents assume a caregiver role, undertaking tasks previously provided by nurses in hospitals...
May 13, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751362/low-prevalence-of-palliative-care-and-ethics-consultations-for-children-with-chronic-critical-illness
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Renee D Boss, Alison Falck, Naomi Goloff, Nancy Hutton, Alison Miles, Miriam Shapiro, Elliott M Weiss, Pamela K Donohue
Medical advances over the past two decades have increased the numbers of children who survive serious conditions. Mortality from premature birth and genetic syndromes has improved such that more clinicians offer, and more families request, interventions to prolong their child's life. While some interventions promise cure, others result in chronic disease states that require ongoing medical care. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
May 11, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741717/influenza-associated-acute-necrotizing-encephalopathy-in-siblings
#4
Ashley Howard, Timothy M Uyeki, Jaime Fergie
Encephalopathy is an important complication associated with influenza, most frequently observed in young children, with a wide range of severity. The most severe category of influenza-associated encephalopathy (IAE) is acute necrotizing encephalopathy (ANE), characterized by high frequency of neurologic sequelae and fatal outcomes. We report two young siblings who developed fever and seizures with altered mental status. Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus infection was identified in upper respiratory tract specimens from both patients, and neuroimaging revealed bilateral inflammatory lesions, consistent with acute necrotizing encephalopathy...
May 4, 2018: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728212/-admission-discharge-and-triage-guidelines-for-paediatric-intensive-care-units-in-spain
#5
Pedro de la Oliva, Francisco José Cambra-Lasaosa, Manuel Quintana-Díaz, Corsino Rey-Galán, Juan Ignacio Sánchez-Díaz, María Cruz Martín-Delgado, Juan Carlos de Carlos-Vicente, Ramón Hernández-Rastrollo, María Soledad Holanda-Peña, Francisco Javier Pilar-Orive, Esther Ocete-Hita, Antonio Rodríguez-Núñez, Ana Serrano-González, Luis Blanch
A paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) is a separate physical facility or unit specifically designed for the treatment of paediatric patients who, because of the severity of illness or other life-threatening conditions, require comprehensive and continuous inten-sive care by a medical team with special skills in paediatric intensive care medicine. Timely and personal intervention in intensive care reduces mortality, reduces length of stay, and decreases cost of care. With the aim of defending the right of the child to receive the highest attainable standard of health and the facilities for the treatment of illness and rehabilitation, as well as ensuring the quality of care and the safety of critically ill paediatric patients, the Spanish Association of Paediatrics (AEP), Spanish Society of Paediatric Intensive Care (SECIP) and Spanish Society of Critical Care (SEMICYUC) have approved the guidelines for the admission, discharge and triage for Spanish PICUs...
May 2018: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29700880/children-s-and-young-people-s-experiences-of-a-parent-s-critical-illness-and-admission-to-the-intensive-care-unit-a-qualitative-meta-synthesis
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REVIEW
Lise Hoigaard Maceachnie, Hanne Baekgaard Larsen, Ingrid Egerod
BACKGROUND: Little is known about how children and young people experience and manage the critical illness of a parent and a parent's admission to the intensive care unit. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to search and interpret the existing literature describing children's and young people's experiences of a parent's illness trajectory in the intensive care unit. METHOD: A qualitative meta-synthesis was conducted based on a systematic literature search of online databases...
April 27, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699643/admission-discharge-and-triage-guidelines-for-paediatric-intensive-care-units-in-spain
#7
Pedro de la Oliva, Francisco José Cambra-Lasaosa, Manuel Quintana-Díaz, Corsino Rey-Galán, Juan Ignacio Sánchez-Díaz, María Cruz Martín-Delgado, Juan Carlos de Carlos-Vicente, Ramón Hernández-Rastrollo, María Soledad Holanda-Peña, Francisco Javier Pilar-Orive, Esther Ocete-Hita, Antonio Rodríguez-Núñez, Ana Serrano-González, Luis Blanch
A paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) is a separate physical facility or unit specifically designed for the treatment of paediatric patients who, because of the severity of illness or other life-threatening conditions, require comprehensive and continuous inten-sive care by a medical team with special skills in paediatric intensive care medicine. Timely and personal intervention in intensive care reduces mortality, reduces length of stay, and decreases cost of care. With the aim of defending the right of the child to receive the highest attainable standard of health and the facilities for the treatment of illness and rehabilitation, as well as ensuring the quality of care and the safety of critically ill paediatric patients, the Spanish Association of Paediatrics (AEP), Spanish Society of Paediatric Intensive Care (SECIP) and Spanish Society of Critical Care (SEMICYUC) have approved the guidelines for the admission, discharge and triage for Spanish PICUs...
May 2018: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684211/heterotypic-infection-and-spread-of-rhinovirus-a-b-and-c-among-child-care-attendees
#8
Emily T Martin, Jane Kuypers, Helen Y Chu, Sydney Foote, Andrew Hashikawa, Mary P Fairchok, Janet A Englund
Background: Despite the frequency of human rhinovirus (HRV), data describing the molecular epidemiology of HRV in the community are limited. Child care centers are optimal settings to characterize heterotypic HRV co-circulation. Methods: HRV specimens were prospectively obtained from a cohort of child care attendees at enrollment and weekly during respiratory illness. Sequences of the 5' non-coding region were used to determine HRV species (A, B, or C) and genotypes...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671836/children-s-experience-of-symptoms-narratives-through-words-and-images
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REVIEW
Barbara M Sourkes
Children who live with a complex chronic or life-threatening illness face extraordinary challenges. Whether they are receiving disease-oriented treatment (aimed at potential cure or prolongation of life) or palliative treatment-or both concurrently-our challenge is to enhance their comfort and minimize their distress. Symptom management is thus a critical component of pediatric palliative care. Symptoms may be either physical or psychological in nature (or a confluence of both) and their effective management has a direct impact on the child's quality of life...
April 19, 2018: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659416/a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial-of-an-intervention-to-promote-psychological-well-being-in-critically-ill-children-soothing-through-touch-reading-and-music
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Janet E Rennick, Robyn Stremler, Linda Horwood, Marilyn Aita, Tanya Lavoie, Annette Majnemer, Marie Antonacci, Alyssa Knox, Evelyn Constantin
OBJECTIVES: To examine the feasibility and acceptability of a PICU Soothing intervention using touch, reading, and music. DESIGN: Nonblinded, pilot randomized controlled trial. SETTING: The PICU and medical-surgical wards of one Canadian pediatric hospital. PATIENTS: Twenty PICU patients age 2-14 years old and their parents, randomized to an intervention group (n = 10) or control group (n = 10). INTERVENTION: PICU Soothing consisted of: 1) parental comforting (touch and reading), followed by 2) a quiet period with music via soft headbands, administered once daily throughout hospitalization...
April 13, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622330/pediatric-ventilator-management-in-the-emergency-department
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REVIEW
Garrett S Pacheco, Jenny Mendelson, Mary Gaspers
Pediatric mechanical ventilation is first initiated by emergency physicians when performing active airway management in a critically ill or injured child. When initiating and adjusting mechanical ventilation, the child has unique anatomy and physiology to consider. The EP is the first to respond to ventilator alarm triggers, and the initial medical provider to resuscitate the ventilated pediatric patient who is deteriorating while in the emergency department. This article uses cases to provide a framework to initiate and troubleshoot mechanical ventilation of pediatric patients in the emergency department...
May 2018: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574916/determinants-of-change-in-home-participation-among-critically-ill-children
#12
Mary A Khetani, Erin C Albrecht, Jessica M Jarvis, David Pogorzelski, Emmy Cheng, Karen Choong
AIM: To estimate changes in home participation among critically ill children in the first 6 months after discharge from a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), and to explore the effect of child, service, and environmental factors on change in home participation. METHOD: This was a prospective bi-center, longitudinal cohort study. Caregivers of 180 children, aged 1 to 17 years, who were admitted into the PICU for at least 48 hours were included. Patient-reported outcomes were used to capture caregivers' perspectives of their child's participation and environmental supports for participation in home activities...
March 25, 2018: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570427/-it-s-relentless-providers-experience-of-pediatric-chronic-critical-illness
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Pamela K Donohue, Erin P Williams, Laura Wright-Sexton, Renee D Boss
BACKGROUND: Children with chronic critical illness (CCI), those children with repeated and prolonged hospitalizations along with technology-dependence or multiple organ system involvement, are increasing in number. The intensive daily needs of these children, during hospitalization and at home, affect both clinicians and families. OBJECTIVE: To assess clinician experiences of burnout and clinician perceptions of family burnout in caring for children with CCI. DESIGN: Semistructured interviews with 44 stakeholders known for pediatric CCI expertise were audio-recorded and transcribed...
March 23, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567042/face-and-content-validity-of-variables-associated-with-the-difficult-to-sedate-child-in-the-paediatric-intensive-care-unit-a-survey-of-paediatric-critical-care-clinicians
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Ruth M Lebet, Lisa A Asaro, Athena F Zuppa, Martha A Q Curley
BACKGROUND: Clinicians recognise that some critically ill children are difficult-to-sedate. It may be possible to identify this clinical phenotype for sedation response using statistical modelling techniques adopted from machine learning. This requires identification of a finite number of variables to include in the statistical model. OBJECTIVE: To establish face and content validity for 17 candidate variables identified in the international literature as characteristic of the difficult-to-sedate child phenotype...
March 19, 2018: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564197/conservative-management-of-acalculous-cholecystitis-in-a-seven-year-old-child
#15
Jessica Y Ng, Jennie Gu
Acute acalculous cholecystitis is an uncommon disease in children and is usually associated with trauma, burns, and infections. Whereas acute acalculous cholecystitis is only seen in 10% of cholecystitis in adults, it is uncommon in the paediatric population. A seven-year-old male presented to the emergency department of a regional hospital with a 36-hour history of right-upper-quadrant abdominal pain. He had associated symptoms of anorexia, nausea, and vomiting. He was septic with raised white cell count and inflammatory markers...
January 20, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29548301/psychological-issues-and-construction-of-the-mother-child-relationship-in-women-with-cancer-during-pregnancy-a-perspective-on-current-and-future-directions
#16
Federica Ferrari, Flavia Faccio, Fedro Peccatori, Gabriella Pravettoni
BACKGROUND: Cancer during pregnancy is a rare event. However, knowledge about treatment has progressed in recent years with improved maternal and neonatal outcomes. The number of women who decide to continue their pregnancy and undergo cancer treatment is increasing. MAIN BODY: Women face two critical events simultaneously; oncological illness and pregnancy, with different and conflicting emotions. In addition, the last trimester of gestation sets the ground for construction of the mother-child relationship, which is of great importance for the child's development...
March 16, 2018: BMC Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534479/communicating-effectively-in-pediatric-cancer-care-translating-evidence-into-practice
#17
REVIEW
Lindsay J Blazin, Cherilyn Cecchini, Catherine Habashy, Erica C Kaye, Justin N Baker
Effective communication is essential to the practice of pediatric oncology. Clear and empathic delivery of diagnostic and prognostic information positively impacts the ways in which patients and families cope. Honest, compassionate discussions regarding goals of care and hopes for patients approaching end of life can provide healing when other therapies have failed. Effective communication and the positive relationships it fosters also can provide comfort to families grieving the loss of a child. A robust body of evidence demonstrates the benefits of optimal communication for patients, families, and healthcare providers...
March 11, 2018: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528889/new-directions-in-point-of-care-ultrasound-at-the-crossroads-of-paediatric-emergency-and-critical-care
#18
William Bortcosh, Ashkon Shaahinfar, Sakina Sojar, Jean E Klig
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The diagnostic capability, efficiency and versatility of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) have enabled its use in paediatric emergency medicine (PEM) and paediatric critical care (PICU). This review highlights the current applications of POCUS for the critically ill child across PEM and PICU to identify areas of progress and standardized practice and to elucidate areas for future research. RECENT FINDINGS: POCUS technology continues to evolve and advance bedside clinical care for critically ill children, with ongoing research extending its use for an array of clinical scenarios, including respiratory distress, trauma and dehydration...
June 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490907/parents-refusing-dialysis-for-a-3-month-old-with-renal-failure
#19
Laurel Willig, Erin Paquette, D Micah Hester, Bradley A Warady, John D Lantos
A 3-month-old boy with failure to thrive was referred to a nephrology clinic after a diagnostic workup for failure to thrive revealed a serum urea nitrogen level of 95 mg/dL and creatinine level of 3.6 mg/dL. A renal ultrasound revealed marked bilateral hydronephrosis with little remaining renal cortex in either kidney. A voiding cystourethrogram revealed evidence of posterior urethral valves. The child had no evident comorbidities. Fulguration of the valves was successfully performed but did not lead to improvement in kidney function...
February 28, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29476704/fibroblast-growth-factor-21-is-an-early-predictor-of-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-in-critically-ill-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Astrid Ruiz-Margáin, Alessandra Pohlmann, Patrick Ryan, Robert Schierwagen, Luis A Chi-Cervera, Christian Jansen, Osvely Mendez-Guerrero, Nayelli C Flores-García, Jennifer Lehmann, Aldo Torre, Ricardo Ulises Macías-Rodríguez, Jonel Trebicka
Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) develops in acute decompensation (AD) of cirrhosis and shows high mortality. In critically ill patients, early diagnosis of ACLF could be important for therapeutic decisions (eg, renal replacement, artificial liver support, liver transplantation). This study evaluated fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) as a marker of mitochondrial dysfunction in the context of ACLF. The study included 154 individuals (112 critically patients and 42 healthy controls) divided into a training and a validation cohort...
May 2018: Liver Transplantation
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