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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149394/challenges-and-opportunities-for-pediatric-severe-tbi-review-of-the-evidence-and-exploring-a-way-forward
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Michael J Bell, P David Adelson, Stephen R Wisniewski
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading killer of children in the developed and developing world. Despite evidence-based guidelines and several recent clinical trials, the progress in developing best practices for children with severe TBI has been slow. This article describes (i) the burden of the disease, (ii) the inadequacies of the evidence-based guidelines, (iii) the failure of the largest clinical trials to prove their primary hypotheses, and (iv) possible advances from an observational cohort study called the Approaches and Decisions for Acute Pediatric TBI (ADAPT) Trial that has recently completed enrollment...
October 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042869/clinical-characteristics-of-hypertensive-encephalopathy-in-pediatric-patients
#2
Chang Hoon Ahn, Seung-A Han, Young Hwa Kong, Sun Jun Kim
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the clinical characteristics of hypertensive encephalopathy according to the underlying etiologies in children. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 33 pediatric patients who were diagnosed as having hypertensive encephalopathy in Chonbuk National University Children's Hospital. Among the patients, 18 were excluded because of incomplete data or because brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was not performed. Finally, 17 patients were enrolled and divided into a renal-origin hypertension group and a non-renal-origin hypertension group according to the underlying cause...
August 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949771/delirium-in-the-critically-ill-child-assessment-and-sequelae
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Rebecca S Paterson, Justin A Kenardy, Alexandra C De Young, Belinda L Dow, Debbie A Long
Delirium is a common and serious neuropsychiatric complication in critically ill patients of all ages. In the context of critical illness, delirium may emerge as a result of a cascade of underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms and signals organ failure of the brain. Awareness of the clinical importance of delirium in adults is growing as emerging research demonstrates that delirium represents a serious medical problem with significant sequelae. However, our understanding of delirium in children lags significantly behind the adult literature...
2017: Developmental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928955/pediatric-liver-failure-we-came-we-saw-but-have-we-conquered
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Sara Kathryn Smith, Philip Rosenthal
Although there have been advances made in the diagnosis and management of pediatric acute liver failure, there is still no consensus regarding the definition or standardized evaluation, and an inability to predict outcomes, specifically irreversible brain injury, in many patients exists. Much of the research surrounding pediatric acute liver failure in the last several years has centered on the development of predictive scoring systems to enhance diagnosis and treatment decisions. In this article, we will discuss our current understanding of liver failure and updated management strategies in children with acute liver failure...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843663/risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-critically-ill-patients-with-acute-brain-failure-a-novel-end-point
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Tarun D Singh, John C O'Horo, Ognjen Gajic, Amra Sakusic, Courtney N Day, Jay Mandrekar, Rahul Kashyap, Dereddi Raja Shekar Reddy, Alejandro A Rabinstein
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence, risk factors and outcomes of acute brain failure (ABF) in a mixed medical and surgical cohort of critically ill patients and its effect on ICU & hospital mortality. DESIGN: Observational electronic medical record (EMR) based retrospective cohort study of critically ill patients admitted to the ICU between 2006 and 2013. SETTING: Tertiary academic medical center. PATIENTS: Consecutive adult (>18years) critically ill patients admitted to medical and surgical ICUs...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744846/extubation-failure-and-tracheostomy-placement-in-children-with-acute-neurocritical-illness
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Ellen C Cohn, Tammy S Robertson, Stacey A Scott, Andre M Finley, Rong Huang, Darryl K Miles
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of data describing the risk factors for extubation failure (EF) or tracheostomy placement in pediatric neurocritical care (NCC) patients. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of children admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit who were intubated for >24 h with an acute neurocritical illness and had an extubation attempt. Bivariate and multivariate statistical analysis was performed to determine significant associations of demographic, neurologic, pulmonary, and clinical variables with EF and tracheostomy placement...
July 25, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598565/atypical-teratoid-rhabdoid-tumors-in-children-treated-with-multimodal-therapies-the-necessity-of-upfront-radiotherapy-after-surgery
#7
Jeongshim Lee, Dong-Seok Kim, Jung Woo Han, Chang-Ok Suh
BACKGROUND: Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (ATRT) is a rare malignant pediatric brain tumor with a dismal prognosis. We evaluated the efficacy of multimodal therapy in children with ATRT. PROCEDURE: Nine children diagnosed with cranial ATRT, who received multimodal therapy between 2005 and 2014, including surgical resection followed by radiotherapy (RT), systemic chemotherapy (CT), and high-dose chemotherapy/stem cell transplantation (HDCT/SCT), were analyzed retrospectively...
December 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425226/a-review-of-pediatric-pulmonary-hypertension-with-new-guidelines
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Serdar Kula, Ayhan Pektaş
This study aims to review pediatric pulmonary hypertension (PH) by comparing the guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)/European Respiratory Society (ERS), the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Thoracic Society (ATS), and the European Pediatric Pulmonary Vascular Disease Network (EPPVDN). All three sets of guidelines define PH as having a mean pulmonary artery pressure of ≥25 mmHg and accept the validity of the World Health Organization (WHO) classification system. Every child with a high index of suspicion for PH should undergo an initial work-up of chest X-rays, electrocardiography, and echocardiography...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334875/white-matter-changes-in-paediatric-multiple-sclerosis-and-monophasic-demyelinating-disorders
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Giulia Longoni, Robert A Brown, Parya MomayyezSiahkal, Colm Elliott, Sridar Narayanan, Amit Bar-Or, Ruth Ann Marrie, E Ann Yeh, Massimo Filippi, Brenda Banwell, Douglas L Arnold
See Hacohen et al. (doi:10.1093/awx075) for a scientific commentary on this article. Most children who experience an acquired demyelinating syndrome of the central nervous system will have a monophasic disease course, with no further clinical or radiological symptoms. A subset will be diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a life-long disorder. Using linear mixed effects models we examined longitudinal diffusion properties of normal-appearing white matter in 505 serial scans of 132 paediatric participants with acquired demyelinating syndromes followed for a median of 4...
May 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278259/prognostic-value-of-cerebral-tissue-oxygen-saturation-during-neonatal-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Marie-Philippine Clair, Jérôme Rambaud, Adrien Flahault, Romain Guedj, Julia Guilbert, Isabelle Guellec, Amélie Durandy, Maryne Demoulin, Sandrine Jean, Delphine Mitanchez, François Chalard, Chiara Sileo, Ricardo Carbajal, Sylvain Renolleau, Pierre-Louis Léger
OBJECTIVES: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support is indicated in severe and refractory respiratory or circulatory failures. Neurological complications are typically represented by acute ischemic or hemorrhagic lesions, which induce higher morbidity and mortality. The primary goal of this study was to assess the prognostic value of cerebral tissue oxygen saturation (StcO2) on mortality in neonates and young infants treated with ECMO. A secondary objective was to evaluate the association between StcO2 and the occurrence of cerebral lesions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27354878/hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-causing-multicystic-leukoencephalomalacia
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Abdussamet Batur, Muhammed Alpaslan, Alpaslan Yavuz, Aydın Bora, Mehmet Deniz Bulut
BACKGRUND: Hemolytic uremic syndrome is a disease characterized by hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia and acute renal failure with multiple organ involvement. Central nervous system involvement is detected in 20-50% of the patients and this leads to increased morbidity and mortality. CASE REPORT: We report the neuroimaging findings in a four-month-old male with hemolytic uremic syndrome. The cerebral cortex and white matter showed mild signal intensity on T2-weighted images...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27316915/french-intensive-care-society-international-congress-r%C3%A3-animation-2016
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June 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27179636/stunned-myocardium-after-an-anesthetic-procedure-in-a-pediatric-patient-case-report
#13
Joana Faleiro Oliveira, Susana Rebelo Pacheco, Marta Moniz, Pedro Nunes, Clara Abadesso, Mónica Rebelo, Helena Loureiro, Helena Almeida
Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is an acquired transient type of systolic dysfunction which mimics myocardial infarction clinically and electrocardiographically. TTS is also known as stress cardiomyopathy, broken heart syndrome, apical ballooning, reversible acute heart failure, neurogenic stunned myocardium or acute catecholamine cardiomyopathy. This case report describes an uncommon presentation of myocardial stunning after an anesthetic procedure. A 14-year-old girl with a history of pineal cyst and hemiplegic migraine was admitted for control brain magnetic resonance imaging...
June 2016: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27032920/pediatric-sports-related-traumatic-brain-injury-in-united-states-trauma-centers
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John K Yue, Ethan A Winkler, John F Burke, Andrew K Chan, Sanjay S Dhall, Mitchel S Berger, Geoffrey T Manley, Phiroz E Tarapore
OBJECTIVE Traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children is a significant public health concern estimated to result in over 500,000 emergency department (ED) visits and more than 60,000 hospitalizations in the United States annually. Sports activities are one important mechanism leading to pediatric TBI. In this study, the authors characterize the demographics of sports-related TBI in the pediatric population and identify predictors of prolonged hospitalization and of increased morbidity and mortality rates. METHODS Utilizing the National Sample Program of the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB), the authors retrospectively analyzed sports-related TBI data from children (age 0-17 years) across 5 sports categories: fall or interpersonal contact (FIC), roller sports, skiing/snowboarding, equestrian sports, and aquatic sports...
April 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26966109/tissue-oximetry-in-anaesthesia-and-intensive-care
#15
REVIEW
Aleksandra Biedrzycka, Romuald Lango
Conventional monitoring during surgery and intensive care is not sufficiently sensitive to detect acute changes in vital organs perfusion, while its good quality is critical for maintaining their function. Disturbed vital organ perfusion may lead to the development of postoperative complications, including neurological sequel and renal failure. Near-infra-red spectroscopy (NIRS) represents one of up-to-date techniques of patient monitoring which is commonly used for the assessment of brain oximetry in thoracic aorta surgery, and - increasingly more often -in open-heart surgery...
2016: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26570831/1170-acute-renal-failure-in-pediatric-patients-after-moderate-to-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
#16
Andrea Guardenier, Bradley Peterson, Mary Hilfiker, David Shellington
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2015: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25554534/analysis-of-clinical-parameters-and-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-as-predictors-of-outcome-in-pediatric-myocarditis
#17
Shagun Sachdeva, Xiaoyan Song, Niti Dham, Deneen M Heath, Roberta L DeBiasi
Myocarditis causes significant morbidity and mortality in pediatric patients, with potential adverse outcomes including heart failure, transplantation requirement, and/or death. The objective of this study was to determine predictors of early and late poor outcomes, defined as requirement for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, ventricular assist device, transplantation, or death in pediatric myocarditis patients. A retrospective cohort study was conducted to evaluate pediatric myocarditis presenting over a 5-year period at a pediatric institution...
February 15, 2015: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25201343/acute-coagulopathy-in-children-with-multiple-trauma-a-retrospective-study
#18
George Sakellaris, Evangelos Blevrakis, Ioannis Petrakis, Anastasia Dimopoulou, Olga Dede, Nikolaos Partalis, Athanasios Alegakis, Chrysa Seremeti, Anna Maria Spanaki, George Briassoulis
BACKGROUND: Acute coagulopathy associated with trauma has been recognized for decades and is a constituent of the "triad of death" together with hypothermia and acidosis. STUDY OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine to what extent coagulopathy is already established upon emergency department (ED) admission and the association with the severity of injury, impaired outcome, and mortality. METHODS: Ninety-one injured children were admitted to the ED in our hospital...
November 2014: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24868179/fatal-carboplatin-induced-immune-hemolytic-anemia-in-a-child-with-a-brain-tumor
#19
Kristina M Haley, Thomas B Russell, Lynn Boshkov, Regina M Leger, George Garratty, Michael Recht, Kellie J Nazemi
Drug-induced immune hemolytic anemia (DIIHA) is an uncommon side effect of pharmacologic intervention. A rare mediator of DIIHA, carboplatin is an agent used to treat many pediatric cancers. We describe here, the first case of fatal carboplatin induced DIIHA in a pediatric patient and a brief review of the literature. Our patient developed acute onset of multi-organ failure with evidence of complement activation, secondary to a drug induced red cell antibody. Early recognition of the systemic insult associated with carboplatin induced hemolytic anemia may allow for future affected patients to receive plasmapheresis, a potentially effective therapy...
2014: Journal of Blood Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24701415/neurologic-complications-and-neurodevelopmental-outcome-with-extracorporeal-life-support
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REVIEW
Amit Mehta, Laura M Ibsen
Extracorporeal life support is used to support patients of all ages with refractory cardiac and/or respiratory failure. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been used to rescue patients whose predicted mortality would have otherwise been high. It is associated with acute central nervous system (CNS) complications and with long- term neurologic morbidity. Many patients treated with ECMO have acute neurologic complications, including seizures, hemorrhage, infarction, and brain death. Various pre-ECMO and ECMO factors have been found to be associated with neurologic injury, including acidosis, renal failure, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and modality of ECMO used...
November 4, 2013: World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
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