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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040243/toxic-shock-syndrome-still-a-timely-diagnosis
#1
Kira L Gossack-Keenan, April J Kam
BACKGROUND: Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is an acute, severe, toxin-mediated disease, characterized by fever, hypotension, and multiorgan system involvement. Toxic shock syndrome has made headlines because of its high associated morbidity and mortality rate in previously healthy young females. Incidence peaked in the early 1980s owing to increased usage of ultra-absorbent tampons. After improved patient education and tampon labeling, the incidence of menstrual TSS has declined. CASE: A previously healthy 14-year-old girl presented to an urgent care center with a 2-day history of fever, erythematous maculopapular rash, vomiting, diarrhea, and malaise...
October 16, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018400/including-a-lower-extremity-component-during-hand-arm-bimanual-intensive-training-does-not-attenuate-improvements-of-the-upper-extremities-a-retrospective-study-of-randomized-trials
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Geoffroy Saussez, Marina B Brandão, Andrew M Gordon, Yannick Bleyenheuft
Hand-Arm Bimanual Intensive Therapy (HABIT) promotes hand function using intensive practice of bimanual functional and play tasks. This intervention has shown to be efficacious to improve upper-extremity (UE) function in children with unilateral spastic cerebral palsy (USCP). In addition to UE function deficits, lower-extremity (LE) function and UE-LE coordination are also impaired in children with USCP. Recently, a new intervention has been introduced in which the LE is simultaneously engaged during HABIT (Hand-Arm Bimanual Intensive Therapy Including Lower Extremities; HABIT-ILE)...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016313/case-report-fatal-pediatric-melioidosis-despite-optimal-intensive-care
#3
Alice Young, Catherine Tacon, Simon Smith, Ben Reeves, Greg Wiseman, Josh Hanson
With prompt administration of appropriate antimicrobial therapy and access to modern intensive care support, fatal pediatric melioidosis is very unusual. We describe cases of two children in whom the possibility of melioidosis was recognized relatively early, but who died of the disease, despite receiving optimal supportive care. We discuss the resulting implications for bacterial virulence factors in disease pathogenesis.
October 2, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985201/-good-things-come-in-small-packages-application-of-exosome-based-therapeutics-in-neonatal-lung-injury
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REVIEW
Gareth R Willis, S Alex Mitsialis, Stella Kourembanas
Infants born at very low gestational age contribute disproportionately to neonatal morbidity and mortality. Advancements in antenatal steroid therapies and surfactant replacement have favored the survival of infants with ever-more immature lungs. Despite such advances in medical care, cardiopulmonary and neurological impairment prevail in constituting the major adverse outcomes for neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) survivors. With no single effective therapy for either the prevention or treatment of such neonatal disorders, the need for new tools to treat and reduce risk of further complications associated with extreme preterm birth is urgent...
October 6, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977099/fluid-overload-in-children-undergoing-mechanical-ventilation
#5
Clarice Laroque Sinott Lopes, Jefferson Pedro Piva
Patients admitted to an intensive care unit are prone to cumulated fluid overload and receive intravenous volumes through the aggressive resuscitation recommended for septic shock treatment, as well as other fluid sources related to medications and nutritional support. The liberal liquid supply strategy has been associated with higher morbidity and mortality. Although there are few prospective pediatric studies, new strategies are being proposed. This non-systematic review discusses the pathophysiology of fluid overload, its consequences, and the available therapeutic strategies...
September 28, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973124/association-of-acute-kidney-injury-with-concomitant-vancomycin-and-piperacillin-tazobactam-treatment-among-hospitalized-children
#6
Kevin J Downes, Carter Cowden, Benjamin L Laskin, Yuan-Shung Huang, Wu Gong, Matthew Bryan, Brian T Fisher, Stuart L Goldstein, Theoklis E Zaoutis
Importance: β-Lactam antibiotics are often coadministered with intravenous (IV) vancomycin hydrochloride for children with suspected serious infections. For adults, the combination of IV vancomycin plus piperacillin sodium/tazobactam sodium is associated with a higher risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) compared with vancomycin plus 1 other β-lactam antibiotic. However, few studies have evaluated the safety of this combination for children. Objective: To assess the risk of AKI in children during concomitant therapy with vancomycin and 1 antipseudomonal β-lactam antibiotic throughout the first week of hospitalization...
October 2, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971158/scorpion-related-cardiomyopathy-and-acute-pulmonary-edema-in-a-child-who-is-stung-by-leiurus-abdullahbayrami
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Mehmet Dokur, Mustafa Dogan, Ersen Aydin Yagmur
Venom of Leiurus abdullahbayrami (Scorpiones: Buthidae) is an extremely toxic one and it stimulates voltage-gated sodium and potassium channels. In case of a stung by this scorpion; excessive catecholamine release occur and it impairs left ventricle contractility and consequently a heart failure occurs (scorpion sting-related cardiomyopathy). In addition to this cardiac-induced acute pulmonary, edema may occur in severe cases too. An 11-year-old male child who was stung by a scorpion (species: Leiurus abdullahbayrami) consulted to the Emergency Room...
September 2017: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958885/pathophysiology-screening-and-treatment-of-rop-a-multi-disciplinary-perspective
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REVIEW
Tailoi Chan-Ling, Glen A Gole, Graham E Quinn, Samuel J Adamson, Brian A Darlow
The population of infants at risk for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) varies by world region; in countries with well developed neonatal intensive care services, the highest risk infants are those born at less than 28 weeks gestational age (GA) and less than 1 kg at birth, while, in regions where many aspects of neonatal intensive and ophthalmological care are not routinely available, more mature infants up to 2000 g at birth and 37 weeks GA are also at risk for severe ROP. Treatment options for both groups of patients include standard retinal laser photocoagulation or, more recently, intravitreal anti-VEGF drugs...
September 25, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941533/pathophysiology-and-management-of-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-children
#9
REVIEW
Sabrina M Heidemann, Alison Nair, Yonca Bulut, Anil Sapru
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a syndrome of noncardiogenic pulmonary edema and hypoxia that accompanies up to 30% of deaths in pediatric intensive care units. Pediatric ARDS (PARDS) is diagnosed by the presence of hypoxia, defined by oxygenation index or Pao2/Fio2 ratio cutoffs, and new chest infiltrate occurring within 7 days of a known insult. Hallmarks of ARDS include hypoxemia and decreased lung compliance, increased work of breathing, and impaired gas exchange. Mortality is often accompanied by multiple organ failure...
October 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940011/guidelines-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-critical-illness-related-corticosteroid-insufficiency-circi-in-critically-ill-patients-part-i-society-of-critical-care-medicine-sccm-and-european-society-of-intensive-care-medicine-esicm-2017
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Djillali Annane, Stephen M Pastores, Bram Rochwerg, Wiebke Arlt, Robert A Balk, Albertus Beishuizen, Josef Briegel, Joseph Carcillo, Mirjam Christ-Crain, Mark S Cooper, Paul E Marik, Gianfranco Umberto Meduri, Keith M Olsen, Sophia Rodgers, James A Russell, Greet Van den Berghe
OBJECTIVE: To update the 2008 consensus statements for the diagnosis and management of critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency (CIRCI) in adult and pediatric patients. PARTICIPANTS: A multispecialty task force of 16 international experts in Critical Care Medicine, endocrinology, and guideline methods, all of them members of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and/or the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. DESIGN/METHODS: The recommendations were based on the summarized evidence from the 2008 document in addition to more recent findings from an updated systematic review of relevant studies from 2008 to 2017 and were formulated using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) methodology...
September 21, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939229/photon-and-proton-radiation-therapy-utilization-in-a-population-of-more-than-100-million-commercially-insured-patients
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Mark R Waddle, Terence T Sio, Holly K Van Houten, Robert L Foote, Sameer R Keole, Steven E Schild, Nadia Laack, Thomas B Daniels, William Crown, Nilay D Shah, Robert C Miller
PURPOSE: To characterize the changes in the use of radiation therapy (RT), specifically proton beam radiation therapy (PBRT), among adult and pediatric patients over a 11-year period in a very large population of insured patients. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of the OptumLabs Data Warehouse claims database of more than 100 million insured US enrollees. Descriptive analyses were undertaken to evaluate the characteristics of patients receiving RT from 2002 to 2012...
August 2, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938253/guidelines-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-critical-illness-related-corticosteroid-insufficiency-circi-in-critically-ill-patients-part-i-society-of-critical-care-medicine-sccm-and-european-society-of-intensive-care-medicine-esicm-2017
#12
Djillali Annane, Stephen M Pastores, Bram Rochwerg, Wiebke Arlt, Robert A Balk, Albertus Beishuizen, Josef Briegel, Joseph Carcillo, Mirjam Christ-Crain, Mark S Cooper, Paul E Marik, Gianfranco Umberto Meduri, Keith M Olsen, Sophia C Rodgers, James A Russell, Greet Van den Berghe
OBJECTIVE: To update the 2008 consensus statements for the diagnosis and management of critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency (CIRCI) in adult and pediatric patients. PARTICIPANTS: A multispecialty task force of 16 international experts in critical care medicine, endocrinology, and guideline methods, all of them members of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and/or the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. DESIGN/METHODS: The recommendations were based on the summarized evidence from the 2008 document in addition to more recent findings from an updated systematic review of relevant studies from 2008 to 2017 and were formulated using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) methodology...
September 21, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935428/predictive-factors-for-the-outcome-of-high-flow-nasal-cannula-therapy-in-a-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-is-the-spo2-fio2-ratio-useful
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Fulya Kamit Can, Ayşe Berna Anil, Murat Anil, Neslihan Zengin, Fatih Durak, Caner Alparslan, Zeynep Goc
OBJECTIVES: To determine the predictive factors for the outcome of high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) therapy in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively included all patients with acute respiratory distress/failure aged 1month to 18years who were admitted to the PICU between January 2015 and May 2016 and treated with HFNC as a primary support and for postextubation according to our pre-established protocol. HFNC failure was defined as the need for escalation to non-invasive ventilation (NIV) or invasive mechanical ventilation (MV)...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884218/use-of-levosimendan-in-postoperative-setting-after-surgical-repair-of-congenital-heart-disease-in-children
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Vivianne Amiet, Marie-Hélène Perez, David Longchamp, Tatiana Boulos Ksontini, Julia Natterer, Sonia Plaza Wuthrich, Jacques Cotting, Stefano Di Bernardo
Low cardiac output is one of the most common complications after cardiac surgery. Levosimendan, a new inotrope agent, has been demonstrated in adult patient to be an effective treatment for this purpose when classical therapy is not effective. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Levosimendan on cardiac output parameters in cardiac children with low cardiac output syndrome (LCOS.). We carried out a retrospective analysis on 62 children hospitalized in our pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) after cardiac surgery, which demonstrated LCOS not responding to classical catecholamine therapy and who received levosimendan as rescue therapy...
September 7, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881515/-characteristics-of-epidemiology-and-antimicrobial-resistance-of-gram-negative-bacterial-bloodstream-infections-in-children
#15
L Dong, X Y Zhang, C C Li, Z Li, Y Q Xia
Objective: To study the epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance of Gram-negative bacterial bloodstream infections in children, and to guide the choice of antimicrobials and the control of nosocomial infection. Method: Clinical data, bacteriology and antimicrobial susceptibility test results were collected retrospectively in hospitalized children who were diagnosed with gram-negative bacterial bloodstream infections in Yuying Children's Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University from January, 2010 to December, 2015...
September 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873333/role-of-echocardiography-in-reducing-shock-reversal-time-in-pediatric-septic-shock-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
Ahmed A El-Nawawy, Aly M Abdelmohsen, Hadir M Hassouna
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the role of echocardiography in reducing shock reversal time in pediatric septic shock. METHODS: A prospective study conducted in the pediatric intensive care unit of a tertiary care teaching hospital from September 2013 to May 2016. Ninety septic shock patients were randomized in a 1:1 ratio for comparing the serial echocardiography-guided therapy in the study group with the standard therapy in the control group regarding clinical course, timely treatment, and outcomes...
September 3, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833385/empiric-vancomycin-dosing-in-pediatric-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease-and-the-impact-of-cardiopulmonary-bypass-on-trough-concentrations
#17
Christopher A Thomas, Amy Picone, Sharad Menon, Brigham C Willis
OBJECTIVES: To determine the optimal vancomycin dosing regimen to achieve empiric goal trough concentrations in pediatric patients with congenital heart disease and to examine the impact of cardiopulmonary bypass on vancomycin dosing requirements. METHODS: Patients younger than 18 years of age admitted to the pediatric cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU) at our institution from 10/1/2012 - 12/31/2014 who received at least one dose of vancomycin were retrospectively reviewed...
August 22, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820041/a-report-of-7-year-experience-on-pediatric-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy
#18
Ayse Filiz Yetimakman, Selman Kesici, Murat Tanyildiz, Umut Selda Bayrakci, Benan Bayrakci
BACKGROUND: Continuous renal replacement therapies (CRRTs) either as continuous venovenous hemofiltration (CVVH) or hemodiafiltration (CVVHD) are used frequently in critically ill children. Many clinical variables and technical issues are known to affect the result. The factors that could be modified to increase the survival of renal replacement are sought. As a contribution, we present the data on 104 patients who underwent CRRT within a 7-year period. MATERIALS AND METHOD: A total of 104 patients admitted between 2009 and 2016 were included in the study...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807643/-use-of-subcutaneous-route-for-comfort-care%C3%A2-in-neonatal-palliative-population-systematic-review-and-survey-of-practices-in-france
#19
N Pouvreau, J Tandonnet, O Tandonnet, L Renesme
INTRODUCTION: Subcutaneous hydration (hypodermoclysis) and drug administration is a widely used method of analgesic therapy in adult palliative care medicine. Very little is known about its use in neonatal medicine. Evidence-based guidelines do not exist due to a lack of data. In this study, the advantages of subcutaneous analgesic therapy in terms of comfort in neonatal palliative care situations were investigated. METHODS: This report details the results of a systematic review associated with a survey in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) and pediatric palliative care departments (PPCTs) in France...
September 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792509/regional-citrate-anticoagulation-for-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-in-pediatric-patients-with-liver-failure
#20
Keila Rodriguez, Poyyapakkam R Srivaths, Leyat Tal, Mary N Watson, Alyssa A Riley, Ryan W Himes, Moreshwar S Desai, Michael C Braun, Ayse Akcan Arikan
Pediatric liver failure patients frequently develop multiple organ failure and require continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) as part of supportive therapy in the pediatric intensive care unit. While many centers employ no anticoagulation for fear of bleeding complications, balanced coagulation disturbance predisposes these patients to clotting as well as bleeding, making maintenance of longer circuit life to deliver adequate dialysis clearance challenging. Regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA) is an attractive option as it avoids systemic anticoagulation, but since citrate metabolism is impaired in liver failure, concerns about toxicity has limited its use...
2017: PloS One
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