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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820041/a-report-of-7-year-experience-on-pediatric-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy
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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/28817507/comparison-of-consent-models-in-a-randomized-trial-of-corticosteroids-in-pediatric-septic-shock
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Kusum Menon, Katharine O'Hearn, James Dayre McNally, Anand Acharya, Hector R Wong, Margaret Lawson, Tim Ramsay, Lauralyn McIntyre, Elaine Gilfoyle, Marisa Tucci, David Wensley, Ronald Gottesman, Gavin Morrison, Karen Choong
OBJECTIVES: To describe the use of deferred and prior informed consent models in the context of a low additional risk to standard of care, placebo-controlled randomized controlled trial of corticosteroids in pediatric septic shock. DESIGN: An observational substudy of consent processes in a randomized controlled trial of hydrocortisone versus placebo. SETTING: Seven tertiary level PICUs in Canada. PATIENTS: Children newborn to 17 years inclusive admitted to PICU with suspected septic shock between July 2014 and March 2016...
August 16, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817482/american-college-of-critical-care-medicine-clinical-practice-parameters-for-hemodynamic-support-of-pediatric-and-neonatal-septic-shock-erratum
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September 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816799/successful-extracorporeal-life-support-in-a-pediatric-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipient-with-periengraftment-respiratory-failure
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Jenny Potratz, Martina Ahlmann, Claudia Rössig, Heymut Omran, Katja Masjosthusmann
The use of extracorporeal life support (ECLS) as ultimate salvage therapy for hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients remains controversial among oncologists and critical care specialists. Prognosis is poor, particularly after allogeneic transplantation, and literature to guide clinical decision-making is scarce. Our report describes successful ECLS in a pediatric patient undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, who developed acute respiratory failure during severe neutropenia, followed by immediate neutrophil engraftment...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
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/28808789/palliative-care-for-children-with-a-yet-undiagnosed-syndrome
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Jessica I Hoell, Jens Warfsmann, Gabriele Gagnon, Laura Trocan, Stefan Balzer, Prasad T Oommen, Arndt Borkhardt, Gisela Janßen, Michaela Kuhlen
The number of children without a diagnosis in pediatric palliative home care and the process of decision-making in these children are widely unknown. The study was conducted as single-center retrospective cohort study. Between January 2013 and September 2016, 198 children and young adults were cared for; 27 (13.6%) of these were without a clear diagnosis at the start of pediatric palliative home care. A definite diagnosis was ultimately achieved in three children. Median age was 7 years (0-25), duration of care 569 days (2-2638), and number of home visits 7...
August 14, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803827/caring-for-the-caregiver-supporting-families-of-youth-with-special-health-care-needs
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Mariecel Pilapil, Daniel J Coletti, Cindy Rabey, David DeLaet
Caregivers of youth with special health care needs (YSHCN) are a critical part of the health care team. It is important for pediatric providers to be cognizant of the burden and strain caregiving can create. This article will discuss the health, psychological, social, and financial effects of caregiving, as well as strategies to screen for caregiver strain among families of YSHCN. Caregivers of YSHCN, for example, are more likely to report poor health status and demonstrate higher rates of depression and anxiety...
August 10, 2017: Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803752/optimal-dose-timing-and-ratio-of-blood-products-in-massive-transfusion-results-from-a-systematic-review
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Zoe K McQuilten, Gemma Crighton, Susan Brunskill, Jessica K Morison, Tania H Richter, Neil Waters, Michael F Murphy, Erica M Wood
Optimal dose, timing and ratio to red blood cells (RBC) of blood component therapy (fresh frozen plasma [FFP], platelets, cryoprecipitate or fibrinogen concentrate) to reduce morbidity and mortality in critically bleeding patients requiring massive transfusion is unknown. We performed a systematic review for randomized controlled trials (RCT) in MEDLINE, The Cochrane Library, Embase, CINAHL, PubMed the Transfusion Evidence Library and using multiple clinical trials registries to 21 February 2017. Sixteen RCTs were identified: six completed (five in adult trauma patients, one pediatric burn patients) and ten ongoing trials...
July 6, 2017: Transfusion Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801871/pediatric-delirium-evaluation-management-and-special-considerations
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Nasuh Malas, Khyati Brahmbhatt, Cristin McDermott, Allanceson Smith, Roberto Ortiz-Aguayo, Susan Turkel
Delirium describes a syndrome of acute brain dysfunction with severe consequences on patient outcomes, medical cost, morbidity, and mortality. It represents a final common pathway of numerous pathophysiologic disturbances disrupting cerebral homeostasis. The diagnosis is predicated on recognition of the clinical features of the syndrome through ongoing clinical assessment. Early identification can be aided by routine screening, particularly in high-risk populations. Evaluation and management are continuous and simultaneous processes involving a multidisciplinary care team including child psychiatry consultation...
August 12, 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798907/building-sustainable-partnerships-to-strengthen-pediatric-capacity-at-a-government-hospital-in-malawi
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Michelle Eckerle, Heather L Crouse, Msandeni Chiume, Ajib Phiri, Peter N Kazembe, Hanny Friesen, Tisungane Mvalo, Marideth C Rus, Elizabeth F Fitzgerald, Allyson McKenney, Irving F Hoffman, Megan Coe, Beatrice M Mkandawire, Charles Schubert
INTRODUCTION: To achieve sustained reductions in child mortality in low- and middle-income countries, increased local capacity is necessary. One approach to capacity building is support offered via partnerships with institutions in high-income countries. However, lack of cooperation between institutions can create barriers to successful implementation of programs and may inadvertently weaken the health system they are striving to improve. A coordinated approach is necessary. BACKGROUND: Three U...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797189/impact-of-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-admission-on-family-financial-status-and-productivity-a-pilot-study
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Maureen E Clark, Brian M Cummings, Karen Kuhlthau, Natalie Frassica, Natan Noviski
OBJECTIVE: A child's pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admission may have wide-ranging family implications. We assessed nonmedical out-of-pocket expenses (NMOOPEs) and disruptions in work and normal life for parents with a child admitted to the PICU for at least 2 days with acute, new onset, or exacerbation of a critical condition. DESIGN: We conducted a prospective, single-center study; administered a daily verbal response survey on NMOOPEs; stratified families by annual income (<$50 999, $51-99 000, >$100 000); and calculated daily expenditures (DEs), estimated daily budgets (DBs), and percentage of NMOOPEs (%DE/DB)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796716/an-intensive-simulation-based-communication-course-for-pediatric-critical-care-medicine-fellows
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Erin M Johnson, Melinda F Hamilton, R Scott Watson, Rene Claxton, Michael Barnett, Ann E Thompson, Robert Arnold
OBJECTIVE: Effective communication among providers, families, and patients is essential in critical care but is often inadequate in the PICU. To address the lack of communication education pediatric critical care medicine fellows receive, the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh PICU developed a simulation-based communication course, Pediatric Critical Care Communication course. Pediatric critical care medicine trainees have limited prior training in communication and will have increased confidence in their communication skills after participating in the Pediatric Critical Care Communication course...
August 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/28793780/iatrogenic-opioid-withdrawal-in-critically-ill-patients-a-review-of-assessment-tools-and-management
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Ada W Chiu, Sofia Contreras, Sangeeta Mehta, Jennifer Korman, Marc M Perreault, David R Williamson, Lisa D Burry
OBJECTIVE: To (1) provide an overview of the epidemiology, clinical presentation, and risk factors of iatrogenic opioid withdrawal in critically ill patients and (2) conduct a literature review of assessment and management of iatrogenic opioid withdrawal in critically ill patients. DATA SOURCES: We searched MEDLINE (1946-June 2017), EMBASE (1974-June 2017), and CINAHL (1982-June 2017) with the terms opioid withdrawal, opioid, opiate, critical care, critically ill, assessment tool, scale, taper, weaning, and management...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793199/impact-of-obesity-on-outcomes-in-critically-ill-children
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Esther T Davis, Li Xie, Yosef Levenbrown
PURPOSE: To examine whether obesity confers a protective effect on critically ill pediatric patients, similar to what has been reported in critically ill adults. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study including patients aged 2-18 years admitted to a 24-bed pediatric intensive care unit from 2009 to 2014. Patients were divided into 1 of 3 weight categories: normal weight (body mass index [BMI], 5%-84.9%), overweight (BMI, 85%-94.9%), and obese (BMI ≥95%). Outcomes investigated included mortality, need for intubation, need for inotropic support, and duration of mechanical ventilation...
August 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791240/critical-arrhythmia-in-postoperative-cardiac-children-recognition-and-management
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REVIEW
Mohamed Salim Kabbani, Hayan Al Taweel, Nasib Kabbani, Saleh Al Ghamdi
Arrhythmias after pediatric cardiac surgery are common and can be life-threatening. They occur intraoperatively or may appear shortly after surgery during postoperative care. They require early management and specific intervention. In this review, we describe important critical arrhythmias that are encountered during postoperative management of children undergoing cardiac surgery. We review the diagnosis, management, and explain the role of epicardial electrocardiogram in diagnosing certain types of postoperative rhythm abnormalities seen during early period after pediatric cardiac surgery...
July 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783810/adaptation-and-validation-of-a-pediatric-sequential-organ-failure-assessment-score-and-evaluation-of-the-sepsis-3-definitions-in-critically-ill-children
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Travis J Matics, L Nelson Sanchez-Pinto
Importance: The Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3) uses the Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score to grade organ dysfunction in adult patients with suspected infection. However, the SOFA score is not adjusted for age and therefore not suitable for children. Objectives: To adapt and validate a pediatric version of the SOFA score (pSOFA) in critically ill children and to evaluate the Sepsis-3 definitions in patients with confirmed or suspected infection...
August 7, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779814/pediatric-flatfoot-pearls-and-pitfalls
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Samuel E Ford, Brian P Scannell
Pediatric flatfeet are common, are usually asymptomatic, and typically improve over time as young children age. It is critical to differentiate flexible from rigid flatfeet and to assess for associated Achilles contracture with a careful history, physical examination, and initial radiographs. Although there are limited data, nonsurgical management of symptomatic flatfeet, both flexible and rigid, should be exhausted before considering surgical intervention. If patients fail conservative treatment, surgical management with joint-preserving, deformity-corrective techniques is typically used for pediatric flexible flatfeet in conjunction with deformity-specific soft tissue procedures...
September 2017: Foot and Ankle Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777199/alterations-in-spanish-language-interpretation-during-pediatric-critical-care-family-meetings
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Carolyn S Sinow, Irene Corso, Javier Lorenzo, Kiley A Lawrence, David C Magnus, Alisa C Van Cleave
OBJECTIVES: To characterize alterations in Spanish language medical interpretation during pediatric critical care family meetings. DESIGN: Descriptive, observational study using verbatim transcripts of nine PICU family meetings conducted with in-person, hospital-employed interpreters. SETTING: A single, university-based, tertiary children's hospital. SUBJECTS: Medical staff, family members, ancillary staff, and interpreters...
August 2, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774498/vaccine-hesitancy-where-we-are-and-where-we-are-going
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REVIEW
Catherine C McClure, Jessica R Cataldi, Sean T O'Leary
PURPOSE: Vaccines represent one of the most important aspects of pediatric preventive care. However, parents are increasingly questioning the safety of and need for vaccines, and as a result, vaccination rates have fallen to dangerously low levels in certain communities. The effects of vaccine hesitancy are widespread. Community pediatricians who interact regularly with vaccine-hesitant parents report higher levels of burnout and lower levels of job satisfaction. Not surprisingly, vaccine hesitancy has also had direct influence on vaccination rates, which in turn are linked to increased emergency department use, morbidity, and mortality...
July 31, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
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