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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808938/advances-in-vaccines-to-prevent-viral-respiratory-illnesses-in-children
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Aleisha J Anderson, Tom L Snelling, Hannah C Moore, Christopher C Blyth
Childhood vaccination has played a critical role in the reduction of morbidity and mortality from communicable diseases, including specific respiratory pathogens. Acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) of both bacterial and viral aetiology continues to impact global child health. Key bacterial pathogens including Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenza type b are specifically targeted with current vaccination programmes, while at present there are less effective strategies for the prevention of viral disease...
August 14, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806234/delirium-in-the-critically-ill-child
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Sharon Norman, Asma A Taha, Helen N Turner
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this article are to describe the scientific literature on assessment, prevention, and management of delirium in critically ill children and to articulate the implications for clinical nurse specialists, in translating the evidence into practice. DESCRIPTION: A literature search was conducted in 4 databases-OvidMEDLINE, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, PsychINFO, and Web of Science-using the terms "delirium," "child," and "critically ill" for the period of 2006 to 2016...
September 2017: Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797314/intravenous-sotalol-use-in-a-complex-critically-ill-child-balancing-the-systems-in-choosing-antiarrhythmic-medication
#3
Michele M Pasierb, Stephen P Seslar
In critically ill children, multi-organ-system disease can influence the choice of antiarrhythmic medication. Intravenous therapy is often necessary. There is a scarcity of paediatric critical-care cases demonstrating the dosing, monitoring, and efficacy of intravenous sotalol. This case demonstrates the effective use of intravenous sotalol in an adolescent with renal, hepatic, and haematological dysfunctions.
August 11, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796716/an-intensive-simulation-based-communication-course-for-pediatric-critical-care-medicine-fellows
#4
Erin M Johnson, Melinda F Hamilton, R Scott Watson, Rene Claxton, Michael Barnett, Ann E Thompson, Robert Arnold
OBJECTIVE: Effective communication among providers, families, and patients is essential in critical care but is often inadequate in the PICU. To address the lack of communication education pediatric critical care medicine fellows receive, the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh PICU developed a simulation-based communication course, Pediatric Critical Care Communication course. Pediatric critical care medicine trainees have limited prior training in communication and will have increased confidence in their communication skills after participating in the Pediatric Critical Care Communication course...
August 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794575/caregiver-decision-making-household-response-to-child-illness-in-sub-saharan-africa
#5
Hayley Pierce, Ashley Larsen Gibby, Renata Forste
We draw upon a framework outlining household recognition and response to child illness proposed by Colvin and colleagues (2013) to examine factors predictive of treatment sought for a recent child illness. In particular, we model whether no treatment, middle layer treatment (traditional healer, pharmacy, community health worker, etc.), or biomedical treatment was sought for recent episodes of diarrhea, fever, or cough. Based on multinomial, multilevel analyses of Demographic and Health Surveys from 19 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, we determine that if women have no say in their own healthcare, they are unlikely to seek treatment in response to child illness...
October 2016: Population Research and Policy Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764217/performance-of-disease-specific-scoring-models-in-intensive-care-patients-with-severe-liver-diseases
#6
Maged T El-Ghannam, Moataz H Hassanien, Mohamed D El-Talkawy, Abdel Aziz A Saleem, Amal I Sabry, Hoda M Abu Taleb
INTRODUCTION: Egypt has the highest prevalence of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in the world, estimated nationally at 14.7%. HCV treatment consumes 20% ($80 million) of Egypt's annual health budget. Outcomes of cirrhotic patients admitted to the ICU may, in fact, largely depend on differences in the state of the disease, criteria and indications for admission, resource utilization, and intensity of treatment. AIM: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of liver specific scoring models in predicting the outcome of critically ill cirrhotic patients in the ICU as it may help in prioritization of high risk patients and preservation of ICU resources...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760690/validity-of-contents-of-a-paediatric-critical-comfort-scale-using-mixed-methodology
#7
A Bosch-Alcaraz, I Jordan-Garcia, S Alcolea-Monge, R Fernández-Lorenzo, E Carrasquer-Feixa, M Ferrer-Orona, A Falcó-Pegueroles
INTRODUCTION: Critical illness in paediatric patients includes acute conditions in a healthy child as well as exacerbations of chronic disease, and therefore these situations must be clinically managed in Critical Care Units. The role of the paediatric nurse is to ensure the comfort of these critically ill patients. To that end, instruments are required that correctly assess critical comfort. OBJECTIVE: To describe the process for validating the content of a paediatric critical comfort scale using mixed-method research...
July 28, 2017: Enfermería Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734618/association-of-asthma-illness-representations-and-reported-controller-medication-adherence-among-school-aged-children-and-their-parents
#8
Jennifer Sonney, Kathleen C Insel, Chris Segrin, Lynn B Gerald, Ida M Ki Moore
This study examined the relationship between asthma illness representations and reported controller medication adherence of school-aged children (6-11 years) with persistent asthma and their parents. Thirty-four parent-child dyads independently reported on asthma controller medication adherence and asthma illness representations. Hierarchical regression analyses were used to test parent and child illness representation domain variables as predictors of reported medication adherence. Parent beliefs about medication necessity versus concerns was a significant predictor of parent-reported adherence (β = ...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733936/an-examination-of-the-association-of-multiple-acculturation-measures-with-asthma-status-among-elementary-school-students-in-el-paso-texas
#9
Mónica Siañez, Linda Highfield, Héctor Balcazar, Timothy Collins, Sara Grineski
Some researchers posit that the lower prevalence of asthma among those of Mexican descent may result from an under-diagnosis and recommend a critical appraisal of factors related to race/ethnicity, like acculturation, and its influence on asthma status. Survey data were analyzed using multinomial logistic regression to examine the association of child's asthma status (no wheezing/no asthma symptoms, possible undiagnosed and diagnosed asthma) with measures of acculturation among Hispanic students (n = 1095)...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729312/protocol-a-grounded-theory-of-recovery-perspectives-of-adolescent-users-of-mental-health-services
#10
Lucianne Palmquist, Sue Patterson, Analise O'Donovan, Graham Bradley
INTRODUCTION: Policies internationally endorse the recovery paradigm as the appropriate foundation for youth mental health services. However, given that this paradigm is grounded in the views of adults with severe mental illness, applicability to youth services and relevance to young people is uncertain, particularly as little is known about young people's views. A comprehensive understanding of the experiences and expectations of young people is critical to developing youth mental health services that are acceptable, accessible, effective and relevant...
July 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720723/profile-and-outcomes-of-critically-ill-children-in-a-lower-middle-income-country
#11
Muhammad Irfan Habib, Khalid Mehmood A Khan
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical profile and outcome of critically ill children presenting to a paediatric ED in a lower middle-income country. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of children (<14 years) presenting to the ED of the National Institute of Child Health, Karachi, between January and December 2014 who were assigned to acuity 1 (requiring immediate life-saving interventions) according to the Emergency Severity Index. Data included demographic variables, presenting complaints, interventions and outcomes in the ED...
July 18, 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699029/access-to-pharmacotherapy-amongst-women-with-bipolar-disorder-during-pregnancy-a-preliminary-study
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Nancy Byatt, Lucille Cox, Tiffany A Moore Simas, Kathleen Biebel, Padma Sankaran, Holly A Swartz, Linda Weinreb
Bipolar disorder among pregnant women has deleterious effects on birth and child outcomes and is currently under-detected, not addressed effectively, or exacerbated through inappropriate treatment. The goal of this study was to identify perspectives of pregnant and postpartum women with bipolar disorder on barriers and facilitators to psychiatric treatment during pregnancy. In-depth interviews were conducted with pregnant and postpartum women who scored ≥ 10 on the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale and met DSM-IV criteria for bipolar disorder I, II or not otherwise specified using the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview version 5...
July 11, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692447/communicating-the-benefits-and-risks-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-therapy-to-patients-and-families
#13
Joseph A Picoraro, Joel R Rosh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Treatment options for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have rapidly expanded as the treatment paradigm has shifted from controlling symptoms to reducing lifetime inflammatory burden. Families are confronted with the actual and perceived risks of this ever-expanding array of choices. We aim to review the shared decision-making process in pediatric IBD to ensure an optimal therapeutic plan for the child and their family. RECENT FINDINGS: Mucosal healing is a critical treatment target in pediatric IBD but it may not coincide with clinical symptoms...
July 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672402/testing-for-respiratory-viruses-in-children-to-swab-or-not-to-swab
#14
Peter J Gill, Susan E Richardson, Olivia Ostrow, Jeremy N Friedman
Importance: While most viral respiratory tract infections can be diagnosed clinically, clinicians frequently order tests to identify the specific offending virus. While there has been tremendous growth in the variety, availability, and sophistication of the types of respiratory viral tests, there may have been less critical thought and discussion among frontline clinicians about the clinical utility and specific indications for testing. We summarize the rationale historically used to support respiratory virus testing in children, with a review of the supporting evidence...
August 1, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640510/paediatric-intensive-care-nurses-decision-making-around-gastric-residual-volume-measurement
#15
Lyvonne N Tume, Lynne Latten, Lindsay Kenworthy
BACKGROUND: Measuring gastric residual volume (GRV) to guide enteral feeding is a common nursing practice in intensive care units, yet little evidence supports this practice. In addition, this practice has been shown to potentially contribute to inadequate energy delivery in intensive care, which remains a problem in critically ill children. AIMS: We aimed to explore paediatric intensive care nurses' decision-making surrounding this practice. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional electronic survey in a single mixed general and cardiac surgical PICU in the UK...
June 22, 2017: Nursing in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614762/intra-abdominal-hypertension-and-abdominal-compartment-syndrome-in-pediatrics-a-review
#16
REVIEW
Farah Chedly Thabet, Janeth Chiaka Ejike
PURPOSE: To consolidate pediatric intensivists' understanding of the pathophysiology, definition, incidence, monitoring, and management of intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS); and to highlight the characteristics related to the pediatric population. METHODS: This is a narrative review article that utilized a systematic search of the medical literature published in the English language between January 1990 and august 2016. Studies were identified by conducting a comprehensive search of Pub Med databases...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604575/my-child-my-patient
#17
Rashmi Kumar
Many times, we make decisions in our lives that have unanticipated impacts. Decisions made can change our careers and outlook toward life. As a younger doctor, I considered illness and disease abstractions, and good management with optimal outcomes for the patient was our focus, as we strive toward our professional goals. But having experienced the real pain and helplessness that patients and their parents undergo during critical illnesses, the importance of empathy together with the knowledge and skills needed to treat a child should never be undervalued...
August 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595614/a-multicentre-randomised-intervention-study-of-the-paediatric-early-warning-score-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#18
Claus Sixtus Jensen, Hanne Aagaard, Hanne Vebert Olesen, Hans Kirkegaard
BACKGROUND: Patients' evolving critical illness can be predicted and prevented. However, failure to identify the signs of critical illness and subsequent lack of appropriate action for patients developing acute and critical illness remain a problem. Challenges in assessing whether a child is critically ill may be due to children's often uncharacteristic symptoms of serious illness. Children may seem relatively unaffected until shortly before circulatory and respiratory failure and cardiac arrest...
June 8, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588962/impact-of-a-community-based-package-of-interventions-on-child-development-in-zambia-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
#19
Peter C Rockers, Günther Fink, Arianna Zanolini, Bowen Banda, Godfrey Biemba, Cierra Sullivan, Simon Mutembo, Vichaels Silavwe, Davidson H Hamer
BACKGROUND: Community-based programmes are a critical platform for improving child health and development. We tested the impact of a community-based early childhood intervention package in rural Zambia. METHODS: We conducted a non-blinded cluster randomised controlled trial in Southern Province, Zambia. 30 clusters of villages were matched based on population density and distance from the nearest health centre, and randomly assigned to intervention (15 clusters and 268 caregiver-child dyads) or control (15 clusters and 258 caregiver-child dyads)...
November 2016: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584736/maternal-near-miss-audit-lessons-to-be-learnt
#20
REVIEW
Meenakshi Kalhan, Srishti Singh, Anita Punia, Jai Prakash
Mother and child constitute a large, vulnerable, and a priority group as the risk is involved with childbearing in women and of growth and development in children. For every woman who dies from pregnancy or childbirth-related causes, it is estimated that twenty more suffer from pregnancy-related illness or experience other severe complications. These women who nearly escape death are categorized under "near miss" which has been defined as "a woman who nearly died but survived a complication that occurred during pregnancy, childbirth or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy...
April 2017: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
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