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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099644/use-of-biomarkers-in-pediatric-sepsis-literature-review
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Vanessa Soares Lanziotti, Pedro Póvoa, Márcio Soares, José Roberto Lapa E Silva, Arnaldo Prata Barbosa, Jorge Ibrain Figueira Salluh
Despite advances in recent years, sepsis is still a leading cause of hospitalization and mortality in infants and children. The presence of biomarkers during the response to an infectious insult makes it possible to use such biomarkers in screening, diagnosis, prognosis (risk stratification), monitoring of therapeutic response, and rational use of antibiotics (for example, the determination of adequate treatment length). Studies of biomarkers in sepsis in children are still relatively scarce. This review addresses the use of biomarkers in sepsis in pediatric patients with emphasis on C-reactive protein, procalcitonin, interleukins 6, 8, and 18, human neutrophil gelatinase, and proadrenomedullin...
October 2016: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087346/patterns-of-retinal-hemorrhage-associated-with-pediatric-cerebral-sinovenous-thrombosis
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Gil Binenbaum, Julia E Reid, David L Rogers, Anne Jensen, Lori L Billinghurst, Brian J Forbes
BACKGROUND: Cerebral sinovenous thrombosis (CSVT) has been proposed as an alternative cause of retinal hemorrhage (RH) in children being evaluated for abusive head trauma. This study investigated the prevalence and characteristics of RH in children with CSVT. METHODS: The medical records of children >6 weeks of age with newly diagnosed CSVT and fundus examination by an ophthalmologist were examined retrospectively. Primary outcomes were presence and patterns of RH...
January 10, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079790/ecthyma-gangrenosum-a-skin-manifestation-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-sepsis-in-a-previously-healthy-child-a-case-report
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Stephanie Biscaye, Diane Demonchy, Mickael Afanetti, Audrey Dupont, Herve Haas, Antoine Tran
RATIONALE: Ecthyma gangrenosum (Eg) is a necrotic lesion that is mostly seen in immunocompromised patients. It reflects a severe sepsis, possibly caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa). PATIENT CONCERNS: A healthy 3-year-old girl admitted to the Pediatric Emergency Department presented a sepsis-associated purpura with neurological and respiratory distress. INTERVENTIONS: An empiric antibiotherapy (anti-meningococcal) was prescribed. DIAGNOSES: Forty-eight hours after admission, blood and wound cultures were positive for Pa...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072760/pentoxifylline-inhibits-tlr-and-inflammasome-mediated-in-vitro-inflammatory-cytokine-production-in-human-blood-with-greater-efficacy-and-potency-in-newborns
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Esther M Speer, David J Dowling, Lukasz S Ozog, Jianjin Xu, Jie Yang, Geetika Kennady, Ofer Levy
BACKGROUND: Toll-like receptor (TLR)-mediated inflammation may contribute to neonatal sepsis, for which pentoxifylline (PTX), a phosphodiesterase inhibitor that raises intracellular cAMP, is a candidate adjunctive therapy. We characterized the anti-inflammatory effects of PTX towards TLR-mediated production of inflammatory (TNF, IL-1ß) and pro-resolution (IL-6, IL- 10) cytokines in human newborn and adult blood. METHODS: Newborn cord and adult blood were treated with PTX (50 - 400 μM) before, during or after stimulation with LPS (TLR4 agonist), R848 (TLR7/8 agonist) or LPS/ATP (inflammasome activation)...
January 10, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072671/evaluation-of-the-association-of-early-elevated-lactate-with-outcomes-in-children-with-severe-sepsis-or-septic-shock
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Noelle Gorgis, Jeannette M Asselin, Cynthia Fontana, R Scott Heidersbach, Heidi R Flori, Shan L Ward
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess the association of initial lactate (L0) with mortality in children with severe sepsis. METHODS: This prospective cohort study included 74 patients younger than 18 years with severe sepsis admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) of a tertiary, academic children's hospital with lactate measured within 3 hours of meeting severe sepsis or septic shock. The primary outcome was in-hospital mortality. The secondary outcomes included PICU and hospital length of stay...
January 9, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068437/association-between-early-lactate-levels-and-30-day-mortality-in-clinically-suspected-sepsis-in-children
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Halden F Scott, Lina Brou, Sara J Deakyne, Allison Kempe, Diane L Fairclough, Lalit Bajaj
Importance: Improving emergency care of pediatric sepsis is a public health priority, but optimal early diagnostic approaches are unclear. Measurement of lactate levels is associated with improved outcomes in adult septic shock, but pediatric guidelines do not endorse its use, in part because the association between early lactate levels and mortality is unknown in pediatric sepsis. Objective: To determine whether the initial serum lactate level is associated with 30-day mortality in children with suspected sepsis...
January 9, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063688/crystalloid-fluid-choice-and-clinical-outcomes-in-pediatric-sepsis-a-matched-retrospective-cohort-study
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Scott L Weiss, Luke Keele, Fran Balamuth, Neika Vendetti, Rachael Ross, Julie C Fitzgerald, Jeffrey S Gerber
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that resuscitation with balanced fluids (lactated Ringer [LR]) is associated with improved outcomes compared with normal saline (NS) in pediatric sepsis. STUDY DESIGN: We performed matched analyses using data from 12 529 patients <18 years of age with severe sepsis/septic shock at 382 US hospitals between 2000 and 2013 to compare outcomes with vs without LR as part of initial resuscitation. Patients receiving LR were matched 1:1 to patients receiving only NS (NS group), including separate matches for any (LR-any group) or exclusive (LR-only group) LR use...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060154/searching-for-a-pediatric-severe-sepsis-phenotype-are-we-there-yet
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Jennifer K Workman, Gitte Y Larsen
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January 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060151/new-or-progressive-multiple-organ-dysfunction-syndrome-in-pediatric-severe-sepsis-a-sepsis-phenotype-with-higher-morbidity-and-mortality
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John C Lin, Philip C Spinella, Julie C Fitzgerald, Marisa Tucci, Jenny L Bush, Vinay M Nadkarni, Neal J Thomas, Scott L Weiss
OBJECTIVES: To describe the epidemiology, morbidity, and mortality of new or progressive multiple organ dysfunction syndrome in children with severe sepsis. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of a prospective, cross-sectional, point prevalence study. SETTING: International, multicenter PICUs. PATIENTS: Pediatric patients with severe sepsis identified on five separate days over a 1-year period. INTERVENTIONS: None...
January 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049113/update-on-pediatric-overuse
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Eric R Coon, Paul C Young, Ricardo A Quinonez, Daniel J Morgan, Sanket S Dhruva, Alan R Schroeder
As concerns over health care-related harms and costs continue to mount, efforts to identify and combat medical overuse are needed. Although much of the recent attention has focused on health care for adults, children are also harmed by overuse. Using a structured PubMed search and manual tables of contents review, we identified important articles on pediatric overuse published in 2015. These articles were evaluated according to the quality of the methods, the magnitude of clinical effect, and the number of patients potentially affected and were categorized into overdiagnosis, overtreatment, and overutilization...
January 3, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034356/improving-cancer-care-for-children-in-the-developing-world-challenges-and-strategies
#11
Zakiya Al Lamki
Cancer is a global health problem particularly in developing countries where the burden of cancer is ever increasing and claiming the lives of about 100,000 children under the age of 15 years every year. Majority of these occur in the Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) where 90% of world children live. Contributing factors to this trend is the reduction of communicable diseases and emergence of new infections, improvement of nutrition and socio-economic conditions, industrialization and urbanization. However, due to its complexity, childhood cancer is given the least priority by the governments' funding...
December 30, 2016: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033241/financial-resource-utilization-and-mortality-impacts-of-teaching-hospital-status-on-pediatric-patients-admitted-for-sepsis
#12
Benson S Hsu, Benjamin D Meyer, Saquib A Lakhani
BACKGROUND: With the changing healthcare landscape in the United States, teaching hospitals face increasing pressure to provide medical education as well as cost effective care. Our study investigated the financial, resource utilization, and mortality impact of teaching hospital status on pediatric patients admitted with sepsis. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, weighted statistical analysis of hospitalized children with the diagnosis of sepsis. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) 2009 Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) provided the data for analysis...
December 28, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032565/surgical-site-infection-after-stoma-closure-in-children-outcomes-and-predictors
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Dani O Gonzalez, Erica Ambeba, Peter C Minneci, Katherine J Deans, Benedict C Nwomeh
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infection (SSI) is a burdensome complication following intestinal stoma closure, with reported rates ranging from 0% to 40%. We aimed to identify risk factors for SSI in children undergoing stoma closure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using 2012-2014 NSQIP Pediatric data, we identified patients aged 0-18 years undergoing stoma closure. Demographic, clinical, and 30-day outcome characteristics between children with and without SSI were compared...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027187/analysis-of-morbidity-readmission-and-reoperation-after-craniosynostosis-repair-in-children
#14
Kevin T Jubbal, Nikhil Agrawal, Larry H Hollier
The impact of specific patient comorbidities on outcomes in craniosynostosis surgical repair is not well defined. The aim of this retrospective review was to evaluate the short-term 30-day reoperation rate, unplanned readmission rate, and overall morbidity of craniosynostosis surgical repair using the 2012 through 2014 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatrics (ACS NSQIP-Pediatric) database. Overall morbidity included pneumonia, wound occurrence, shock/sepsis, venous thromboembolism, cardiac complication, renal and urinary complications, or nerve injury...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013315/baicalin-inhibits-renal-cell-apoptosis-and-protects-against-acute-kidney-injury-in-pediatric-sepsis
#15
Yanping Zhu, Yanxia Fu, Hairong Lin
BACKGROUND Pediatric sepsis has high morbidity in children, may lead to acute kidney injury (AKI), and further aggravate the disease. Baicalin is a kind of flavonoid in Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi and has been reported to protect against several diseases, but its roles in septic AKI remain unclear. This study aimed to uncover the effects of baicalin in AKI during pediatric sepsis. MATERIAL AND METHODS Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and serum creatinine (Cr) levels were detected in 50 pediatric patients, who underwent basic therapy with or without baicalin adjunctive therapy...
December 25, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001143/vital-signs-and-their-cross-correlation-in-sepsis-and-nec-a-study-of-1-065-very-low-birth-weight-infants-in-two-nicus
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Karen D Fairchild, Douglas E Lake, John Kattwinkel, J Randall Moorman, David A Bateman, Philip G Grieve, Joseph R Isler, Rakesh Sahni
BACKGROUND: Subtle changes in vital signs and their interactions occur in preterm infants prior to overt deterioration from late-onset septicemia (LOS) or necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Optimizing predictive algorithms may lead to earlier treatment. METHODS: For 1,065 very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants in two neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), mean, SD, and cross-correlation of respiratory rate, heart rate (HR), and oxygen saturation (SpO2) were analyzed hourly (131 infant-years' data)...
December 21, 2016: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999550/the-use-of-berlin-heart-excor-vad-in-children-less-than-10-kg-a-single-center-experience
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Arianna Di Molfetta, Fabrizio Gandolfo, Sergio Filippelli, Gianluigi Perri, Luca Di Chiara, Roberta Iacobelli, Rachele Adorisio, Isabella Favia, Alessandra Rizza, Giuseppina Testa, Matteo Di Nardo, Antonio Amodeo
Objective: Despite the improvement in ventricular assist device (VAD) therapy in adults and in adolescents, in infant population only Berlin Heart EXCOR (BHE) is licensed as long term VAD to bridge children to Heart Transplantation (HTx). Particularly demanding in terms of morbidity and mortality are smallest patients namely the ones implanted in the first year of life or with a lower body surface area. This work aims at retrospective reviewing a single center experience in using BHE in children with a body weight under 10 kg...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997530/utility-of-cytokines-to-predict-neonatal-sepsis
#18
Qing Ye, Li-Zhong Du, Wen-Xia Shao, Shi-Qiang Shang
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is an important cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Diagnosis and treatment of neonatal sepsis relies on clinical judgment and interpretation of nonspecific laboratory tests. In a prospective cohort, we measured inflammatory cytokines as a potential biomarker for neonatal sepsis. METHODS: Serum inflammatory cytokine levels were evaluated in the early stage of neonatal sepsis and after antimicrobial treatment. Receiver operating characteristic curves assessed the diagnostic value of cytokines...
January 18, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994916/myd-88-polymorphisms-in-children-diagnosed-with-sepsis
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Sinem Sarı Gökay, Rıza Dinçer Yıldızdaş, Mustafa Yılmaz, Kıymet Aksoy, Ali Erdinç Yalın, Yaşar Sertdemir, Gülsüm Uçar, Özden Özgür Horoz, Fatma Derya Özduran, Hayri Levent Yılmaz
BACKGROUND: Myeloid differentiation primary response gene 88 (MyD 88) is an intracellular adapter protein that mediates the early immune response to pathogens. Toll-like receptors (except TLR-3) induce the immune response through a MyD 88-dependent signal pathway. AIMS: We aimed to investigate the MyD 88 polymorphisms that play important roles in the immune response in septic children and to evaluate whether or not they were risk factors in the development of sepsis...
November 2016: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994915/intravenous-colistin-use-for-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-infections-in-pediatric-patients
#20
Ayşe Karaaslan, Eren Çağan, Eda Kepenekli Kadayifci, Serkan Atıcı, Gülşen Akkoç, Nurhayat Yakut, Sevliya Öcal Demir, Ahmet Soysal, Mustafa Bakır
BACKGROUND: The emergence of infections due to multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacilli (MDR-GNB) has led to the resurrection of colistin use. The data on colistin use and drug-related adverse effects in children are scarce. AIMS: In this study, we aimed to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of colistin use in critically ill pediatric patients. STUDY DESIGN: This study has a retrospective study design. METHODS: Sixty-one critically ill children were identified through the department's patient files archive during the period from January 2011 to November 2014...
November 2016: Balkan Medical Journal
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