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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118206/social-origins-of-developmental-risk-for-mental-and-physical-illness
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Judy L Cameron, Kathie L Eagleson, Nathan A Fox, Takao K Hensch, Pat Levitt
Adversity in early childhood exerts an enduring impact on mental and physical health, academic achievement, lifetime productivity, and the probability of interfacing with the criminal justice system. More science is needed to understand how the brain is affected by early life stress (ELS), which produces excessive activation of stress response systems broadly throughout the child's body (toxic stress). Our research examines the importance of sex, timing and type of stress exposure, and critical periods for intervention in various brain systems across species...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117060/cognitive-development-1-year-after-infantile-critical-pertussis
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John T Berger, Michele E Villalobos, Amy E Clark, Richard Holubkov, Murray M Pollack, Robert A Berg, Joseph A Carcillo, Heidi Dalton, Rick Harrison, Kathleen L Meert, Christopher J L Newth, Thomas P Shanley, David L Wessel, Kanwaljeet J S Anand, Jerry J Zimmerman, Ronald C Sanders, Teresa Liu, Jeri S Burr, Douglas F Willson, Allan Doctor, J Michael Dean, Tammara L Jenkins, Carol E Nicholson
OBJECTIVES: Pertussis can cause life-threatening illness in infants. Data regarding neurodevelopment after pertussis remain scant. The aim of this study was to assess cognitive development of infants with critical pertussis 1 year after PICU discharge. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Eight hospitals comprising the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network and 18 additional sites across the United States...
November 7, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096537/neurodevelopmental-disorders-in-the-picu-population
#3
Sarah A Sobotka, Sarah Peters, Neethi P Pinto
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), affecting 11% of children and adolescents, increases risk for injury and may predispose children to illness. However, the prevalence of ADHD and other developmental disorders in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) has not been previously studied. We performed a single-center, prospective cohort study of children aged 6 to 12 years who were hospitalized in the PICU from May through August 2016. Parents described their child's educational and neurodevelopmental history, and completed ADHD and emotional/behavioral disorder screening on enrollment and 1 month after discharge...
November 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037575/using-best-worst-scaling-to-rank-factors-affecting-vaccination-demand-in-northern-nigeria
#4
Sachiko Ozawa, Chizoba Wonodi, Olufemi Babalola, Tukur Ismail, John Bridges
BACKGROUND: Understanding and ranking the reasons for low vaccination uptake among parents in northern Nigeria is critical to implement effective policies to save lives and prevent illnesses. This study applies best-worst scaling (BWS) to rank various factors affecting parents' demand for routine childhood immunization. METHODS: We conducted a household survey in Nahuche, Zamfara State in northern Nigeria. Nearly two hundred parents with children under age five were asked about their views on 16 factors using a BWS technique...
November 7, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025070/interdisciplinary-family-conferences-to-improve-patient-experience-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Jennifer A Trujillo, Yesenia Fernandez, Lyla Ghafoori, Kristina Lok, Arwin Valencia
Parents play a significant role in the development of their neonate. They can affect the length of stay in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and are seen as an integral part of the team. Parents are often put in positions where difficult decision making is required of them in the care of their critically ill child. Studies suggest that one way to improve the family's experience and to encourage their involvement is by establishing a formal and focused family conference. Therefore, the NICU social workers and the interdisciplinary team collaborated to formulate strategies to improve communication that would enhance current practice...
September 15, 2017: Health & Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987753/prospective-evaluation-of-physical-contact-with-critically-ill-child-on-caregiver-spiritual-wellbeing
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Brian D Leland, Mara E Nitu, Maureen Hancock, Karen Moody, Richard Gunderman, Elizabeth Moser, Courtney M Rowan
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether a pediatric intensive care unit initiative promoting physical contact between caregiver and patient improves caregiver spiritual wellbeing. The secondary objectives were to evaluate caregiver perceptions of care before and after the initiative and to follow unplanned extubation rate as a marker of safety of the initiative. We hypothesized that caregiver spiritual wellbeing and caregiver perceptions of care would improve with implementation of our physical contact initiative known as Project ROSE (Reach Out, Soothe, and Embrace)...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975800/fathers-experiences-of-their-child-s-life-limiting-condition-an-attachment-narrative-perspective
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Oliver Bailey-Pearce, Jacqui Stedmon, Rudi Dallos, George Davis
When a child has a life-limiting illness, parental involvement is amplified, having to respond to the increased needs of the child. Both parents are affected by the illness, yet research has largely under-represented fathers' experiences of their child's illness. Seven fathers were interviewed about their experiences with their child's life-limiting illness. In addition, fathers' attachment strategies were assessed using the Adult Attachment Interview. Narrative analysis was implemented to explore the interviews, and indicators of attachment markers employed in the Adult Attachment Interview were also identified...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966921/echocardiographic-evaluation-of-hemodynamics-in-neonates-and-children
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REVIEW
Yogen Singh
Hemodynamic instability and inadequate cardiac performance are common in critically ill children. The clinical assessment of hemodynamic status is reliant upon physical examination supported by the clinical signs such as heart rate, blood pressure, capillary refill time, and measurement of the urine output and serum lactate. Unfortunately, all of these parameters are surrogate markers of cardiovascular well-being and they provide limited direct information regarding the adequacy of blood flow and tissue perfusion...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949771/delirium-in-the-critically-ill-child-assessment-and-sequelae
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Rebecca S Paterson, Justin A Kenardy, Alexandra C De Young, Belinda L Dow, Debbie A Long
Delirium is a common and serious neuropsychiatric complication in critically ill patients of all ages. In the context of critical illness, delirium may emerge as a result of a cascade of underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms and signals organ failure of the brain. Awareness of the clinical importance of delirium in adults is growing as emerging research demonstrates that delirium represents a serious medical problem with significant sequelae. However, our understanding of delirium in children lags significantly behind the adult literature...
2017: Developmental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946873/myanmar-mortality-registration-an-assessment-for-system-improvement
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Myitzu Tin Oung, Kerry Richter, Pramote Prasartkul, Viroj Tangcharoensathien
BACKGROUND: The vital registration system in Myanmar has a long history and geographical coverage is currently high. However, a recent assessment of vital registration systems of 148 countries showed poor performance of the death registration system in Myanmar, suggesting the need for improvement. This study assessed the quality of mortality data generated from the vital registration system with regard to mortality levels and patterns, quality of cause of death data, and completeness of death registration in order to identify areas for improvement...
September 25, 2017: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943826/the-use-of-daptomycin-to-treat-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-epidermidis-bacteremia-in-a-critically-ill-child-with-renal-failure
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Stephen Morris, Kate Gould, Lee P Ferguson
Daptomycin is excreted primarily unchanged by the kidney. Dosage regimens in children with renal failure remain to be determined. We report the case of an 8-year-old child with multiorgan failure undergoing continuous peritoneal dialysis, successfully treated with intravenous daptomycin for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis bacteremia. A dosage of 8 mg/kg every 48 hour was used. Plasma peak and trough concentrations of daptomycin were 68 mg/L and 14.6 mg/L, respectively, on day 6 of treatment...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941539/delirium-in-pediatric-critical-care
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REVIEW
Anita K Patel, Michael J Bell, Chani Traube
Delirium occurs frequently in the critically ill child. It is a syndrome characterized by an acute onset and fluctuating course, with behaviors that reflect a disturbance in awareness and cognition. Delirium represents global cerebral dysfunction due to the direct physiologic effects of an underlying medical illness or its treatment. Pediatric delirium is strongly associated with poor outcomes, including increased mortality, prolonged intensive care unit length of stay, longer time on mechanical ventilation, and increased cost of care...
October 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941538/sedation-analgesia-and-neuromuscular-blockade-in-pediatric-critical-care-overview-and-current-landscape
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REVIEW
Athena F Zuppa, Martha A Q Curley
Sedation is a mainstay of therapy for critically ill children. Although necessary in the care of the critically ill child, sedative drugs are associated with adverse effects, such as disruption of circadian rhythm, altered sleep, delirium, potential neurotoxicity, and immunosuppression. Optimal approaches to the sedation of the critically ill child should include identification of sedation targets and sedation interruptions, allowing for a more individualized approach to sedation. Further research is needed to better understand the relationship between critical illness and sedation pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, the impact of sedation on immune function, and the genetic implications on drug disposition and response...
October 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939701/rapid-targeted-genomics-in-critically-ill-newborns
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Cleo C van Diemen, Wilhelmina S Kerstjens-Frederikse, Klasien A Bergman, Tom J de Koning, Birgit Sikkema-Raddatz, Joeri K van der Velde, Kristin M Abbott, Johanna C Herkert, Katharina Löhner, Patrick Rump, Martine T Meems-Veldhuis, Pieter B T Neerincx, Jan D H Jongbloed, Conny M van Ravenswaaij-Arts, Morris A Swertz, Richard J Sinke, Irene M van Langen, Cisca Wijmenga
BACKGROUND: Rapid diagnostic whole-genome sequencing has been explored in critically ill newborns, hoping to improve their clinical care and replace time-consuming and/or invasive diagnostic testing. A previous retrospective study in a research setting showed promising results with diagnoses in 57%, but patients were highly selected for known and likely Mendelian disorders. The aim of our prospective study was to assess the speed and yield of rapid targeted genomic diagnostics for clinical application...
October 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938289/discussing-benefits-and-risks-of-tracheostomy-what-physicians-actually-say
#15
Lauren M Hebert, Anne C Watson, Vanessa Madrigal, Tessie W October
OBJECTIVES: When contemplating tracheostomy placement in a pediatric patient, a family-physician conference is often the setting for the disclosure of risks and benefits of the procedure. Our objective was to compare benefits and risks of tracheostomy presented during family-physician conferences to an expert panel's recommendations for what should be presented. DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective review of 19 transcripts of audio-recorded family-physician conferences regarding tracheostomy placement in children...
September 21, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922265/-stuck-in-the-icu-caring-for-children-with-chronic-critical-illness
#16
Carrie M Henderson, Erin P Williams, Miriam C Shapiro, Emily Hahn, Laura Wright-Sexton, Nancy Hutton, Renee D Boss
OBJECTIVE: Neonatal ICUs and PICUs increasingly admit patients with chronic critical illness: children whose medical complexity leads to recurrent and prolonged ICU hospitalizations. We interviewed participants who routinely care for children with chronic critical illness to describe their experiences with ICU care for pediatric chronic critical illness. DESIGN: Semi-structured interviews. Interviews were transcribed and analyzed for themes. SETTING: Stakeholders came from five regions (Seattle, WA; Houston, TX; Jackson, MS; Baltimore, MD; and Philadelphia, PA)...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918409/qualitative-interview-study-of-parents-perspectives-concerns-and-experiences-of-the-management-of-lower-respiratory-tract-infections-in-children-in-primary-care
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Amy Halls, Catherine Van't Hoff, Paul Little, Theo Verheij, Geraldine M Leydon
OBJECTIVE: To explore parents' perspectives, concerns and experiences of the management of lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) in children in primary care. DESIGN: Qualitative semistructured interview study. SETTING: UK primary care. PARTICIPANTS: 23 parents of children aged 6 months to 10 years presenting with LRTI in primary care. METHOD: Thematic analysis of semistructured interviews (either in person or by telephone) conducted with parents to explore their experiences and views on their children being prescribed antibiotics for LRTI...
September 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906047/a-systematic-review-to-explore-influences-on-parental-attitudes-towards-antibiotic-prescribing-in-children
#18
REVIEW
Helen Bosley, Catherine Henshall, Jane V Appleton, Debra Jackson
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To understand the factors influencing parental attitudes towards antibiotic prescribing. BACKGROUND: Overuse of antibiotics and inappropriate prescribing has resulted in rapid development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and is a significant global threat to patient safety. In primary care settings, substantial numbers of antibiotics are prescribed for young children, despite viral nature of illness for which antibiotics are ineffective. Parents play a vital role in decision-making regarding accessing healthcare services and requesting treatment for their children...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895928/collaborative-visual-analytics-a-health-analytics-approach-to-injury-prevention
#19
Samar Al-Hajj, Brian Fisher, Jennifer Smith, Ian Pike
Background: Accurate understanding of complex health data is critical in order to deal with wicked health problems and make timely decisions. Wicked problems refer to ill-structured and dynamic problems that combine multidimensional elements, which often preclude the conventional problem solving approach. This pilot study introduces visual analytics (VA) methods to multi-stakeholder decision-making sessions about child injury prevention; Methods: Inspired by the Delphi method, we introduced a novel methodology-group analytics (GA)...
September 12, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845042/factors-determining-parents-decisions-to-bring-their-children-to-the-pediatric-emergency-department-for-a-minor-illness
#20
Sigita Burokienė, Juozas Raistenskis, Emilija Burokaitė, Rimantė Čerkauskienė, Vytautas Usonis
BACKGROUND The number of children visiting Emergency Departments (EDs) is increasing in Lithuania; therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the factors influencing the parental decision to bring their child to the ED for a minor illness that could be managed in a primary healthcare setting, and to compare parents' and medical professionals' attitudes toward a child's health status and need for urgent care. MATERIAL AND METHODS A prospective observational study was performed at the tertiary-level teaching Children's Hospital in Vilnius...
August 28, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
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