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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814616/the-yale-observation-scale-score-and-the-risk-of-serious-bacterial-infections-in-febrile-infants
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Lise E Nigrovic, Prashant V Mahajan, Stephen M Blumberg, Lorin R Browne, James G Linakis, Richard M Ruddy, Jonathan E Bennett, Alexander J Rogers, Leah Tzimenatos, Elizabeth C Powell, Elizabeth R Alpern, T Charles Casper, Octavio Ramilo, Nathan Kuppermann
OBJECTIVES: To assess the performance of the Yale Observation Scale (YOS) score and unstructured clinician suspicion to identify febrile infants ≤60 days of age with and without serious bacterial infections (SBIs). METHODS: We performed a planned secondary analysis of a prospective cohort of non-critically ill, febrile, full-term infants ≤60 days of age presenting to 1 of 26 participating emergency departments in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network...
June 6, 2017: Pediatrics
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/28807423/coping-with-the-stress-in-the-cardiac-intensive-care-unit-can-mindfulness-be-the-answer
#3
Nadya Golfenshtein, Janet A Deatrick, Amy J Lisanty, Barbara Medoff-Cooper
BACKGROUND: Mothers of infants with complex congenital heart disease are exposed to increased stress which has been associated with numerous adverse health outcomes. The coping mechanisms these mothers use critically effect the familial illness adaptation and most likely infant outcomes. Currently no data-based strategies have been developed for mothers to facilitate their coping, and proactively promote their adaptation in the critical care settings. A potential strategy is mindfulness which is currently used in other clinical settings with stress-reduction effects...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802248/utility-of-rapid-whole-exome-sequencing-in-the-diagnosis-of-neonatal-niemann-pick-disease-type-c-presenting-with-fetal-hydrops-and-liver-failure
#4
Mersedeh Rohanizadegan, Sarah El-Almery, Anne O'Donnell-Luria, Ivana Mihalek, Peggy Chen, Marilyn Sanders, Kristen Leeman, Megan Cho, Christina Hung, Olaf Bodamer
Rapid whole exome sequencing (rWES) is increasingly used in critically ill newborn infants to inform about diagnosis, clinical management and prognosis. Here we report a male newborn infant with hydrops, pancytopenia and acute liver failure who was listed for liver transplantation. Given the acuity of the presentation, the procedure related morbidity and mortality and lack of diagnosis we employed rWES in the proband and both parents with a turn-around time of 10 business days. rWES returned one maternally inherited, likely pathogenic and one paternally inherited, likely pathogenic variant in NPC1 suggestive of a diagnosis of Niemann Pick disease type C (NPC)...
August 11, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801724/pneumococcal-meningitis-and-endocarditis-in-an-infant-possible-improved-survival-with-factor-v-leiden-mutation
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Sitikant Mohapatra, Assaf Doulah, Elspeth Brown
Streptococcus pneumoniae infections continue to remain associated with high morbidity and mortality. Although the incidence of invasive meningeal and/or lung disease are not uncommon, Streptococcus pneumoniae endocarditis is rare especially in healthy pediatric population. New studies have suggested a strong association between factor V leiden (FVL) mutation and favorable outcomes in critically ill children. A healthy 10 month old presented with sepsis and meningeal signs, was later confirmed to have Streptococcus pneumoniae meningitis and endocarditis...
August 12, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800001/basic-hemodynamic-monitoring-using-ultrasound-or-electrical-cardiometry-during-transportation-of-neonates-and-infants
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Angele Boet, Gilles Jourdain, Serge Demontoux, Sebastien Hascoet, Pierre Tissieres, Catherine Rucker-Martin, Daniele De Luca
OBJECTIVES: Electrical cardiometry and heart ultrasound might allow hemodynamic evaluation during transportation of critically ill patients. Our aims were 1) to test feasibility of stroke volume monitoring using electrical cardiometry or ultrasound during transportation and 2) to investigate if transportation impacts on electrical cardiometry and ultrasound reliability. DESIGN: Prospective, pragmatic, feasibility cohort study. SETTING: Mobile ICUs specialized for neonatal and pediatric transportation...
August 9, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794838/relationship-between-dexmedetomidine-dose-and-plasma-dexmedetomidine-concentration-in-critically-ill-infants-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study
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Yoshihito Fujita, Koichi Inoue, Tasuku Sakamoto, Saya Yoshizawa, Maiko Tomita, Toshimasa Toyo'oka, Kazuya Sobue
BACKGROUND: Dexmedetomidine is a highly selective central α2-agonist used as a sedative in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). However, little is known about the relationship between dexmedetomidine dose and its plasma concentration during long-term infusion. We have previously demonstrated that the sedative plasma dexmedetomidine concentration is moderately correlated with the administered dose in adults (r = 0.653, P = 0.001). We hypothesized that there would be a similar relationship between the sedative dexmedetomidine concentration and administered dose in infants...
August 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765793/infant-botulism-in-the-very-young-neonate-a-case-series
#8
Laura Jackson, Suneeta Madan-Khetarpal, Monica Naik, Marian G Michaels, Melissa Riley
Background  Though botulism is a rare disease overall, all infants younger than 1 year of age are at risk of contracting infant botulism, the most prevalent form reported in the United States. Nonetheless, infant botulism is frequently omitted from the differential diagnosis of the very young neonate exclusively due to age, and the diagnosis is often only considered secondarily after a costly and prolonged work up is undertaken. Delayed diagnosis can lead not only to unnecessary testing but also to prolonged hospital stay and increased morbidity...
July 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759413/the-yale-observation-scale-score-and-the-risk-of-serious-bacterial-infections-in-febrile-infants
#9
Lise E Nigrovic, Prashant V Mahajan, Stephen M Blumberg, Lorin R Browne, James G Linakis, Richard M Ruddy, Jonathan E Bennett, Alexander J Rogers, Leah Tzimenatos, Elizabeth C Powell, Elizabeth R Alpern, T Charles Casper, Octavio Ramilo, Nathan Kuppermann
OBJECTIVES: To assess the performance of the Yale Observation Scale (YOS) score and unstructured clinician suspicion to identify febrile infants ≤60 days of age with and without serious bacterial infections (SBIs). METHODS: We performed a planned secondary analysis of a prospective cohort of non-critically ill, febrile, full-term infants ≤60 days of age presenting to 1 of 26 participating emergency departments in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network...
July 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749479/communicating-prognosis-with-parents-of-critically-ill-infants-direct-observation-of-clinician-behaviors
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R D Boss, M E Lemmon, R M Arnold, P K Donohue
OBJECTIVE: Delivering prognostic information to families requires clinicians to forecast an infant's illness course and future. We lack robust empirical data about how prognosis is shared and how that affects clinician-family concordance regarding infant outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective audiorecording of neonatal intensive care unit family conferences, immediately followed by parent/clinician surveys. Existing qualitative analysis frameworks were applied. RESULTS: We analyzed 19 conferences...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743886/the-minimum-resting-state-fnirs-imaging-duration-for-accurate-and-stable-mapping-of-brain-connectivity-network-in-children
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Jingyu Wang, Qi Dong, Haijing Niu
Resting-state functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) is a potential technique for the study of brain functional connectivity (FC) and networks in children. However, the necessary fNIRS scanning duration required to map accurate and stable functional brain connectivity and graph theory metrics in the resting-state brain activity remains largely unknown. Here, we acquired resting-state fNIRS imaging data from 53 healthy children to provide the first empirical evidence for the minimum imaging time required to obtain accurate and stable FC and graph theory metrics of brain network activity (e...
July 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739260/uses-and-misuses-of-albumin-during-resuscitation-and-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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REVIEW
Wissam Shalish, Francois Olivier, Hany Aly, Guilherme Sant'Anna
Albumin is one of the most abundant proteins in plasma and serves many vital functions. Neonatal concentrations vary greatly with gestational and postnatal age. In critically ill neonates, hypoalbuminemia occurs due to decreased synthesis, increased losses or redistribution of albumin into the extravascular space, and has been associated with increased morbidities and mortality. For that reason, infusion of exogenous albumin as a volume expander has been proposed for various clinical settings including hypotension, delivery room resuscitation, sepsis and postoperative fluid management...
July 21, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692913/particle-and-bioaerosol-characteristics-in-a-paediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Congrong He, Ian M Mackay, Kay Ramsay, Zhen Liang, Timothy Kidd, Luke D Knibbs, Graham Johnson, Donna McNeale, Rebecca Stockwell, Mark G Coulthard, Debbie A Long, Tara J Williams, Caroline Duchaine, Natalie Smith, Claire Wainwright, Lidia Morawska
The paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) provides care to critically ill neonates, infants and children. These patients are vulnerable and susceptible to the environment surrounding them, yet there is little information available on indoor air quality and factors affecting it within a PICU. To address this gap in knowledge we conducted continuous indoor and outdoor airborne particle concentration measurements over a two-week period at the Royal Children's Hospital PICU in Brisbane, Australia, and we also collected 82 bioaerosol samples to test for the presence of bacterial and viral pathogens...
July 7, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691631/web-review-risky-business
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Risky Business In the early 2000s, a quality improvement project brought together a group of healthcare professionals with experts from the world of motor racing. They compared handovers of critically ill infants and children from operating theatre to intensive care team after complex heart surgery with the processes of a Formula 1 pitstop.
July 10, 2017: Nursing Children and Young People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689669/low-serum-selenium-is-associated-with-the-severity-of-organ-failure-in-critically-ill-children
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M Broman, Mattias Lindfors, Åke Norberg, Christina Hebert, Olav Rooyackers, Jan Wernerman, Urban Fläring
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Low concentration of serum selenium is associated with the inflammatory response and multiple organ failure in adult ICU-patients. Critically ill children are less well characterized. In this study, serum selenium concentration and its possible relation to multiple organ failure as well as glutathione status was investigated in pediatric intensive care (PICU) patients. METHODS: A prospective consecutive cohort of critically ill children (n = 100) admitted to the PICU of a tertiary university hospital, and in addition an age stratified reference group of healthy children (n = 60) were studied...
June 21, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673382/rational-use-of-dopamine-in-hypotensive-newborns-improving-our-understanding-of-the-effect-on-cerebral-autoregulation
#16
Vibeke Ramsgaard Eriksen
Hypotension in critically ill newborn infants is associated with higher mortality and higher risk of cerebral injuries. Yet treating hypotension has never been shown to improve outcomes. In fact, some studies have found that hypotensive newborn infants who were treated with dopamine fared worse than a comparable group of newborn infants who were not. Therefore, a concern has been raised that dopamine might cause the observed adverse outcomes. Cerebral autoregulation is a protective mechanism that maintains a fairly constant cerebral blood flow despite fluctuations in blood pressure...
July 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658198/professional-responsibility-consensus-and-conflict-a-survey-of-physician-decisions-for-the-chronically-critically-ill-in-neonatal-and-pediatric-intensive-care-units
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Miriam C Shapiro, Pamela K Donohue, Sapna R Kudchadkar, Nancy Hutton, Renee D Boss
OBJECTIVE: To describe neonatologist and pediatric intensivist attitudes and practices relevant to high-stakes decisions for children with chronic critical illness, with particular attention to physician perception of professional duty to seek treatment team consensus and to disclose team conflict. DESIGN: Self-administered online survey. SETTING: U.S. neonatal ICUs and PICUs. SUBJECTS: Neonatologists and pediatric intensivists...
June 27, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601711/identification-of-qrs-complex-in-non-stationary-electrocardiogram-of-sick-infants
#18
S Kota, C B Swisher, T Al-Shargabi, N Andescavage, A du Plessis, R B Govindan
BACKGROUND: Due to the high-frequency of routine interventions in an intensive care setting, electrocardiogram (ECG) recordings from sick infants are highly non-stationary, with recurrent changes in the baseline, alterations in the morphology of the waveform, and attenuations of the signal strength. Current methods lack reliability in identifying QRS complexes (a marker of individual cardiac cycles) in the non-stationary ECG. In the current study we address this problem by proposing a novel approach to QRS complex identification...
August 1, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594681/delirium-and-benzodiazepines-associated-with-prolonged-icu-stay-in-critically-ill-infants-and-young-children
#19
Heidi A B Smith, Maalobeeka Gangopadhyay, Christina M Goben, Natalie L Jacobowski, Mary Hamilton Chestnut, Jennifer L Thompson, Rameela Chandrasekhar, Stacey R Williams, Katherine Griffith, E Wesley Ely, D Catherine Fuchs, Pratik P Pandharipande
OBJECTIVES: Delirium is prevalent among critically ill children, yet associated outcomes and modifiable risk factors are not well defined. The objective of this study was to determine associations between pediatric delirium and modifiable risk factors such as benzodiazepine exposure and short-term outcomes. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of collected data from the prospective validation study of the Preschool Confusion Assessment Method for the ICU. SETTING: Tertiary-level PICU...
September 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578542/citrate-versus-heparin-anticoagulation-in-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-in-small-children
#20
Paulien A M A Raymakers-Janssen, Marc Lilien, Ingrid A van Kessel, Esther S Veldhoen, Roelie M Wösten-van Asperen, Josephus P J van Gestel
BACKGROUND: Citrate is preferred over heparin as an anticoagulant in adult continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). However, its potential adverse effects and data on use in CRRT in infants and toddlers is limited. We conducted a prospective study on using citrate in CRRT in critically ill small children. METHODS: Children who underwent CRRT with the smallest filter in our PICU between November 2011 and November 2016 were included. Both heparin and citrate were applied according to a strict protocol...
June 4, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
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