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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457114/a-pediatric-case-developing-critical-abdominal-distension-caused-by-a-combination-of-humidified-high-flow-nasal-cannula-oxygen-therapy-and-nasal-airway
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Satoki Inoue, Yumiko Tamaki, Shota Sonobe, Junji Egawa, Masahiko Kawaguchi
Background: We describe a pediatric patient who suffered from critical abdominal distention caused by a combination of humidified, high-flow nasal cannula (HHFNC) oxygen therapy and nasal airway. Case presentation: A 21-month-old boy with a history of chronic lung disease was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). Immediately after admission, his airway was established using a tracheal tube and mechanical ventilation was started. Five days after the commencement of mechanical ventilation, finally, his trachea was extubated...
2018: JA Clin Rep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440824/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-a-retrospective-review-of-trends-and-outcomes-in-scotland
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Maziar Khorsandi, Mark Davidson, Omar Bouamra, Andrew McLean, Kenneth MacArthur, Ida Torrance, Gillian Wylie, Ed Peng, Mark Danton
Introduction: Around 3.2%-8.4% of patients receive venoarterial (VA) extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support after pediatric cardiac surgery. The desired outcome is "bridge-to-recovery" in most cases. There is no universally agreed protocol, and given the associated costs and complications rates, the decisions as of when and when not to institute VA ECMO are largely empirical. Methods: A retrospective review of the ECMO database at the Scottish Pediatric Cardiac Services (SPCS) was undertaken...
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429768/are-senna-based-laxatives-safe-when-used-as-long-term-treatment-for-constipation-in-children
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Alejandra Vilanova-Sanchez, Alessandra C Gasior, Nicole Toocheck, Laura Weaver, Richard J Wood, Carlos A Reck, Andrea Wagner, Erin Hoover, Renae Gagnon, Jordon Jaggers, Tassiana Maloof, Onnalisa Nash, Charae Williams, Marc A Levitt
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Senna is a stimulant laxative commonly used by pediatricians, pediatric gastroenterologists, and pediatric surgeons. Many clinicians avoid Senna for reasons such as tolerance or side effects but this has little scientific justification. We recently found several patients we were caring for developed perineal blistering during the course of Senna treatment. Because of this we chose to review the literature to identify side effects in children taking this medication as well as to analyze our Center's experience with Senna's secondary effects...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429201/-survey-on-the-prevalence-of-continuous-blood-purification-in-chinese-pediatric-critical-care
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X Yang, S Y Qian, Y M Zhu, X Xu, C F Liu, F Xu, X X Ren, Y Wang, Y C Zhang, G P Lu
Objective: To investigate the current application status of continuous blood purification (CBP) technology and equipment in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) in China. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted to understand the current popularization of CBP technology and equipment, the management of CBP equipment and consumables, and the application of CBP in different diseases. A questionnaire named Application Status of Continuous Blood Purification Technology was applied. Children's hospitals and polyclinic hospitals with the pediatric qualification (pediatric emergency or critical care unit members of Chinese Medical Association and Chinese Medical Doctor Association) were selected...
February 2, 2018: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419329/understanding-gastroschisis-and-its-clinical-management-where-are-we
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Candace Haddock, Erik D Skarsgard
Gastroschisis is the commonest developmental defect of the anterior abdominal wall in both developed and developing countries. The past 30 years have seen transformational improvements in outcome due to advances in neonatal intensive care and enhanced integration between the disciplines of maternal fetal medicine, neonatology and pediatric surgery. A review of gastroschisis, which emphasizes its epidemiology, multidisciplinary care strategies and contemporary outcomes is timely. Areas covered: This review discusses the current state of knowledge related to prevalence and causation, and postulated embryopathologic mechanisms contributing to the development of gastroschisis...
February 8, 2018: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404689/hyperchloremia-is-independently-associated-with-mortality-in-critically-ill-children-who-ultimately-require-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy
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Matthew F Barhight, Jennifer Lusk, John Brinton, Timothy Stidham, Danielle E Soranno, Sarah Faubel, Jens Goebel, Peter M Mourani, Katja M Gist
BACKGROUND: The optimal fluid management in critically ill children is currently under investigation with several studies suggesting that hyperchloremia, chloride load, and the use of chloride-rich fluids contribute to worse outcomes. METHODS: This is a single-center retrospective cohort study of Pediatric Intensive Care Unit patients from 2008 to 2016 requiring continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). Patients were excluded if they had end-stage renal disease, a disorder of chloride transport, or concurrent provision of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy...
February 5, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404243/pediatric-craniopharyngiomas-a-primer-for-the-skull-base-surgeon
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REVIEW
Christopher Salvatore Graffeo, Avital Perry, Michael J Link, David J Daniels
Pediatric craniopharyngioma is a rare sellar-region epithelial tumor that, in spite of its typically benign pathology, has the potential to be clinically devastating, and presents a host of formidable management challenges for the skull base surgeon. Strategies in craniopharyngioma care have been the cause of considerable controversy, with respect to both philosophical and technical issues. Key questions remain unresolved, and include optimizing extent-of-resection goals; the ideal radiation modality and its role as an alternative, adjuvant, or salvage treatment; appropriate indications for expanded endoscopic endonasal surgery as an alternative to transcranial microsurgery; risks and benefits of skull base techniques in a pediatric population; benefits of and indications for intracavitary therapies; and the preferred management of common treatment complications...
February 2018: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401139/therapeutic-plasma-exchange-in-critically-ill-children-requiring-intensive-care
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Gerard Cortina, Rosemary McRae, Roberto Chiletti, Warwick Butt
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the clinical indications, procedural safety, and outcome of critically ill children requiring therapeutic plasma exchange. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study based on a prospective registry. SETTING: Tertiary and quaternary referral 30-bed PICU. PATIENTS: Forty-eight critically ill children who received therapeutic plasma exchange during an 8-year period (2007-2014) were included in the study...
February 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398281/neurocognitive-outcomes-after-heart-transplantation-in-early-childhood
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Simon Urschel, Gwen Y Bond, Irina A Dinu, Fahime Moradi, Jennifer Conway, Gonzalo Garcia-Guerra, Bryan V Acton, Ari R Joffe, Mohammed AlAklabi, Ivan M Rebeyka, Charlene M T Robertson
BACKGROUND: Children requiring heart transplantation (HTx) for congenital heart disease (CHD) or failing anatomically normal hearts (CMP) face different challenges pre-HTx. We compared the neurocognitive capabilities in pre-school-age children receiving HTx for CHD vs CMP and determined factors predicting outcomes. METHODS: Data were collected within a prospective multi-provincial project from children who underwent HTx ≤4 years of age between 1999 and 2011. At age 54 ± 3 months, we obtained scores from the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scales of Intelligence for full-scale intelligence quotient (FSIQ) verbal intelligence quotient (VIQ) and performance intelligence quotient (PIQ), and from the Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test for visual-motor integration (VMI)...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341967/new-modalities-for-the-administration-of-inhaled-nitric-oxide-in-intensive-care-units-after-cardiac-surgery-or-for-neonatal-indications-a-prospective-observational-study
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Philippe Gaudard, Claudio Barbanti, Bertrand Rozec, Philippe Mauriat, Mimoun M'rini, Gilles Cambonie, Jean Michel Liet, Claude Girard, Pierre Louis Leger, Ziad Assaf, Pierre Damas, Gauthier Loron, Laurent Lecourt, Julien Amour, Philippe Pouard
BACKGROUND: Nitric oxide (NO) has a well-known efficacy in pulmonary hypertension (PH), with wide use for 20 years in many countries. The objective of this study was to describe the current use of NO in real life and the gap with the guidelines. METHODS: This is a multicenter, prospective, observational study on inhaled NO administered through an integrated delivery and monitoring device and indicated for PH according to the market authorizations. The characteristics of NO therapy and ventilation modes were observed...
January 16, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315136/renal-replacement-therapy-in-the-critically-ill-child
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Claire A Westrope, Sarah Fleming, Melpo Kapetanstrataki, Roger C Parslow, Kevin P Morris
OBJECTIVES: Although renal replacement therapy is widely used in critically ill children, there have been few comprehensive population-based studies of its use. This article describes renal replacement therapy use, and associated outcomes, in critically ill children across the United Kingdom in the largest cohort study of this patient group. DESIGN: A retrospective observational study using prospectively collected data. SETTING: Data from the Pediatric Intensive Care Audit Network database which collects data on all children admitted to U...
January 8, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244842/intensive-care-treatments-associated-with-favorable-discharge-outcomes-in-argentine-children-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-for-the-south-american-guideline-adherence-group
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Monica S Vavilala, Silvia B Lujan, Qian Qiu, Michael J Bell, Nicolás M Ballarini, Nahuel Guadagnoli, María Alejandra Depetris, Gabriela A Faguaga, Gloria M Baggio, Leonardo O Busso, Mirta E García, Osvaldo R González Carrillo, Paula L Medici, Silvia S Sáenz, Elida E Vanella, Carly K Farr, Gustavo J Petroni
OBJECTIVE: Little is known about the critical care management of children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in low middle income countries. We aimed to identify indicators of intensive care unit (ICU) treatments associated with favorable outcomes in Argentine children with severe TBI. METHODS: We conducted a secondary analysis of data from patients previously enrolled in a prospective seven center study of children with severe TBI who were admitted to an ICU in one of the seven study centers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239978/picu-length-of-stay-factors-associated-with-bed-utilization-and-development-of-a-benchmarking-model
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Murray M Pollack, Richard Holubkov, Ron Reeder, J Michael Dean, Kathleen L Meert, Robert A Berg, Christopher J L Newth, John T Berger, Rick E Harrison, Joseph Carcillo, Heidi Dalton, David L Wessel, Tammara L Jenkins, Robert Tamburro
OBJECTIVES: ICU length of stay is an important measure of resource use and economic performance. Our primary aims were to characterize the utilization of PICU beds and to develop a new model for PICU length of stay. DESIGN: Prospective cohort. The main outcomes were factors associated with PICU length of stay and the performance of a regression model for length of stay. SETTING: Eight PICUs. PATIENTS: Randomly selected patients (newborn to 18 yr) from eight PICUs were enrolled from December 4, 2011, to April 7, 2013...
December 12, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233359/supra-annular-mitral-valve-replacement-in-an-infant-with-infective-endocarditis
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Sanae Yamauchi, Shigemitsu Iwai, Yuji Tominaga, Yosuke Kugo, Moyu Hasegawa, Futoshi Kayatani, Kunihiko Takahashi, Hisaaki Aoki, Hiroaki Kawata
We report the case of a female neonate born at 40 weeks' gestation with no known risk factors. On postnatal day 27, she was transferred to the pediatric intensive care unit and intubated for cardiorespiratory failure; she was diagnosed with group B streptococcus infective endocarditis. Mitral valve vegetations did not improve with antibiotic therapy. Mitral valve surgery was performed on postnatal day 36. A mechanical mitral valve with short-segment polytetrafluoroethylene skirt was inserted into the supra-annular position; gentian violet was applied to the sewing ring and skirt...
January 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232903/pediatric-thermal-burns-and-treatment-a-review-of-progress-and-future-prospects
#15
REVIEW
Elton Mathias, Madhu Srinivas Murthy
Burn injuries are a devastating critical care problem. In children, burns continue to be a major epidemiologic problem around the globe resulting in significant morbidity and death. Apparently, treating these burn injuries in children and adults remains similar, but there are significant physiological and psychological differences. The dermal layer of the skin is generally thinner in neonates, infants, and children than in adults. Enhanced evaporative loss and need for isotonic fluids increases the risk of hypothermia in the pediatric population...
December 11, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218773/illness-and-end-of-life-experiences-of-children-with-cancer-who-receive-palliative-care
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Erica C Kaye, Courtney A Gushue, Samantha DeMarsh, Jonathan Jerkins, April Sykes, Zhaohua Lu, Jennifer M Snaman, Lindsay Blazin, Liza-Marie Johnson, Deena R Levine, R Ray Morrison, Justin N Baker
BACKGROUND: The field of pediatric palliative oncology is newly emerging. Little is known about the characteristics and illness experiences of children with cancer who receive palliative care (PC). METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of 321 pediatric oncology patients enrolled in PC who died between 2011 and 2015 was conducted at a large academic pediatric cancer center using a comprehensive standardized data extraction tool. RESULTS: The majority of pediatric palliative oncology patients received experimental therapy (79...
December 8, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209510/milrinone-in-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-a-randomized-pilot-trial-study-protocol-review-of-literature-and-survey-of-current-practices
#17
REVIEW
Satyan Lakshminrusimha, Martin Keszler, Haresh Kirpalani, Krisa Van Meurs, Patricia Chess, Namasivayam Ambalavanan, Bradley Yoder, Maria V Fraga, Holly Hedrick, Kevin P Lally, Leif Nelin, Michael Cotten, Jonathan Klein, Stephanie Guilford, Ashley Williams, Aasma Chaudhary, Marie Gantz, Jenna Gabrio, Dhuly Chowdhury, Kristin Zaterka-Baxter, Abhik Das, Rosemary D Higgins
Background: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is commonly associated with pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension (PH). PH associated with CDH (CDH-PH) is frequently resistant to conventional pulmonary vasodilator therapy including inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) possibly due to right and left ventricular dysfunction. Milrinone is an intravenous inotrope and lusitrope with pulmonary vasodilator properties and has been shown anecdotally to improve oxygenation in PH. We developed this pilot study to determine if milrinone infusion would improve oxygenation in neonates ≥36 weeks postmenstrual age (PMA) with CDH...
2017: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204526/outcomes-and-patterns-of-care-in-a-nationwide-cohort-of-pediatric-medulloblastoma-factors-affecting-proton-therapy-utilization
#18
Andrew S Kopecky, Atif J Khan, Wilbur Pan, Richard Drachtman, Rahul R Parikh
Purpose: We examined national outcomes and patterns of care for pediatric patients with medulloblastoma (MB) in a large observational cohort. Methods and materials: Using the National Cancer Database, we evaluated the clinical features and survival outcomes of patients diagnosed with MB. The association between intervention, covariables, and outcome was assessed in a multivariable Cox analysis and through logistic regression analysis. Survival was estimated using the Kaplan-Meier method...
October 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190172/implementation-of-a-real-world-school-based-asthma-therapy-program-targeting-urban-children-with-poorly-controlled-asthma
#19
Elizabeth D Allen, Kimberly Arcoleo, Courtney Rowe, William W Long
OBJECTIVE: Describe implementation and clinical impact of a "real world" School-Based Asthma Therapy (SBAT) Program serving an urban, largely Medicaid population in a large midwestern city in the United States. METHODS: A retrospective, descriptive evaluation of SBAT was conducted. Students were referred by school nurses or providers, enrolled throughout the year, and could reenroll in subsequent years. A total of 286 students participated in the 2015-2016 school year...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189615/multi-modal-treatment-of-rhinocerebral-mucormycosis-in-a-pediatric-patient-with-relapsed-pre-b-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#20
Zephyr D Dworsky, John S Bradley, Matthew T Brigger, Alice L Pong, Dennis John Kuo
A 17-year-old female developed invasive rhinocerebral mucormycosis during intensive re-induction chemotherapy for relapsed pre-B acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Due to the high case fatality rate for invasive mucormycosis in profoundly immunosuppressed patients, an aggressive treatment regimen was pursued. In addition to the standard of care treatments with intravenous amphotericin and aggressive surgical debridements, she received intraventricular amphotericin to the brain via an Ommaya reservoir, hyperbaric oxygen treatments, filgrastim, intravenous immunoglobulin and anti-fungal in vitro synergy testing to allow for more targeted antifungal therapy with the addition of micafungin...
November 16, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
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