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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217595/impact-of-pre-hospital-care-on-the-outcome-of-children-arriving-with-agonal-breathing-to-a-pediatric-emergency-service-in-south-india
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Debasis Das Adhikari, Krishna Mahathi, Urmi Ghosh, Indira Agarwal, Anila Chacko, Ebor Jacob, Kala Ebenezer
BACKGROUND: Data on the prehospital interventions received by critically ill children at arrival to Paediatric Emergency Services (PES) is limited in developing countries. This study aims to describe the pre-hospital care scenario, transport and their impact on outcome in non-traumatic, acutely ill children presenting in PES with agonal breathing. METHODS: Prospective observational study done on children aged below 15 years arriving in PES with agonal breathing due to non-trauma related causes...
July 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212370/the-evolution-of-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplant-for-children-and-adolescents-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Allyson Flower, Mitchell S Cairo
Survival rates in subsets of pediatric patients who have acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with favorable risk features are now greater than 90%. However, outcomes for patients with high-risk (HR) features remain unacceptably poor. As novel technologies for the identification of HR biomarkers and the detection of residual disease are developed, risk stratification and the application of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) are evolving. HSCT has been shown to benefit subpopulations of pediatric patients with AML, including those with HR cytogenetic translocations, genetic mutations, and/or residual disease after induction...
January 2017: Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology: H&O
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212235/extubation-readiness-tests-on-pediatric-critical-care-setting-questions-still-unanswered
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Michele Luglio, Josiane de Carvalho Simas Maia, Werther Brunow de Carvalho, Flavia Krepel Foronda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207570/international-survey-of-critically-ill-children-with-acute-neurologic-insults-the-prevalence-of-acute-critical-neurological-disease-in-children-a-global-epidemiological-assessment-study
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Ericka L Fink, Patrick M Kochanek, Robert C Tasker, John Beca, Michael J Bell, Robert S B Clark, Jamie Hutchison, Monica S Vavilala, Anthony Fabio, Derek C Angus, R Scott Watson
OBJECTIVE: The international scope of critical neurologic insults in children is unknown. Our objective was to assess the prevalence and outcomes of children admitted to PICUs with acute neurologic insults. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: Multicenter (n = 107 PICUs) and multinational (23 countries, 79% in North America and Europe). PATIENTS: Children 7 days to 17 years old admitted to the ICU with new traumatic brain injury, stroke, cardiac arrest, CNS infection or inflammation, status epilepticus, spinal cord injury, hydrocephalus, or brain mass...
February 15, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202249/mutual-expectations-of-mothers-of-hospitalized-children-and-pediatric-nurses-who-provided-care-qualitative-study
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Dilek Konuk Şener, Aysel Karaca
PURPOSE: This study attempted to identify the mutual expectations of mothers whose children were hospitalized in the pediatric department of a university hospital and nurses who provided care. DESIGN AND METHODS: A descriptive phenomenological design has been used in this study. Data were obtained through tape-recorded semi-structured interviews. This study was conducted at a pediatric clinic, at a university hospital in a small city in Turkey. Participants comprised five nurses working in the children's clinic and 24 mothers who accompanied their children to the hospital...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198758/medication-reconciliation-failures-in-children-and-young-adults-with-chronic-disease-during-intensive-and-intermediate-care
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Danielle D DeCourcey, Melanie Silverman, Esther Chang, Al Ozonoff, Carolyn Stickney, Darla Pichoff, Alexandra Oldershaw, Jonathan A Finkelstein
OBJECTIVES: Although medication reconciliation has become standard during hospital admission, rates of unintentional medication discrepancies during intensive care of pediatric patients with chronic disease are unknown. Such discrepancies are an important cause of adverse drug events in adults with chronic illness and are associated with unintentional discontinuation of chronic medications. We sought to determine the rate, type, timing, and predictors of potentially harmful unintentional medication discrepancies in children and young adults with chronic disease...
February 14, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198755/career-development-support-in-pediatric-critical-care-medicine-a-national-survey-of-fellows-and-junior-faculty
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Christina L Cifra, Shilpa S Balikai, Tanya D Murtha, Benson Hsu, Carley L Riley
OBJECTIVES: To determine the perceptions of current pediatric critical care medicine fellows and junior faculty regarding the extent and quality of career development support received during fellowship training. DESIGN: Web-based cross-sectional survey open from September to November 2015. SETTING: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited pediatric critical care medicine fellowship programs. SUBJECTS: Pediatric critical care medicine fellows (second yr or higher) and junior faculty (within 5 yr of completing a pediatric critical care medicine fellowship program)...
February 14, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197051/benefits-of-and-untoward-events-during-intrahospital-transport-of-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-patients
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M M Harish, Suhail Sarwar Siddiqui, Natesh R Prabu, Harish K Chaudhari, Jigeeshu V Divatia, Atul Prabhakar Kulkarni
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The transport of critically ill patients for procedures or imaging outside the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is potentially hazardous; hence, the transport process must be organized and efficient. The literature about benefits of and untoward events (UEs) during intrahospital transport of pediatric critically ill patient is scarce. We, therefore, audited the UEs during and benefits of intrahospital transport of critically ill pediatric patients in our ICU. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Eighty critically ill pediatric (<18 years) cancer patients, transported from the ICU for either diagnostic or therapeutic procedure over a period of 6 months, were included in the study...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186477/bilateral-sagittal-split-mandibular-osteotomies-for-enhanced-exposure-of-the-anterior-cervical-spine-in-children-technical-note
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Michael Karsy, Neal Moores, Faizi Siddiqi, Douglas L Brockmeyer, Robert J Bollo
The bilateral sagittal split mandibular osteotomy (BSSMO), a common maxillofacial technique for expanding the oropharynx during treatment of micrognathia, is a rarely employed but useful adjunct to improve surgical access to the ventral cervical spine in children. Specifically, it provides enhanced exposure of the craniocervical junction in the context of midface hypoplasia, and of the subaxial cervical spine in children with severe kyphosis. The authors describe their technique for BSSMO and evaluate long-term outcomes in patients...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185627/epidemiology-of-bleeding-in-critically-ill-children
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Lauren J White, Ryan Fredericks, Candace N Mannarino, Stephen Janofsky, Edward Vincent S Faustino
OBJECTIVE: To determine the epidemiology of bleeding in critically ill children. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a cohort study of children <18 years old admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit for >24 hours and without clinically relevant bleed (CRB) on admission. CRB was defined as resulting in severe physiologic derangements, occurring at a critical site or requiring major therapeutic interventions. Using a novel bleeding assessment tool that we developed, characteristics of the CRB were abstracted from the medical records independently and in duplicate...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182021/procedural-moderate-sedation-with-ketamine-in-pediatric-critical-care-unit
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Tarek R Hazwani, Hala Al-Alem
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of moderate sedation in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) settings according to moderate sedation protocol using ketamine and midazolam and to determine areas for the improvement in our clinical practice. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: A retrospective study was conducted in the PICU. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective chart review was performed for patients who had received moderate sedation between January and the end of December 2011 and who are eligible to inclusion criteria...
January 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181934/novel-pump-control-technology-accelerates-drug-delivery-onset-in-a-model-of-pediatric-drug-infusion
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Michael J Parker, Mark A Lovich, Amy C Tsao, Hao Deng, Timothy Houle, Robert A Peterfreund
BACKGROUND: Laboratory data suggest that newly initiated drug infusions reach steady-state delivery after a significant time lag. Depending on drug and carrier flow rates and the infusion system's common volume, lag times may exceed 20 or more minutes, especially in the neonatal/pediatric critical care environment. This study tested the hypothesis that a computer-executed algorithm controlling infusion pumps in a coordinated fashion predictably hastens the achievement of the intended steady-state drug delivery in a model of neonatal/pediatric drug infusion...
February 8, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178075/factors-associated-with-mortality-in-low-risk-pediatric-critical-care-patients-in-the-netherlands
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Carin W Verlaat, Idse H Visser, Nina Wubben, Jan A Hazelzet, Joris Lemson, Mark van den Boogaard, Johannes van der Hoeven
OBJECTIVE: To determine differences between survivors and nonsurvivors and factors associated with mortality in pediatric intensive care patients with low risk of mortality. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Patients were selected from a national database including all admissions to the PICUs in The Netherlands between 2006 and 2012. PATIENTS: Patients less than 18 years old admitted to the PICU with a predicted mortality risk lower than 1% according to either the recalibrated Pediatric Risk of Mortality or the Pediatric Index of Mortality 2 were included...
February 7, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176924/high-stakes-and-high-emotions-providing-safe-care-in-canadian-emergency-departments
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Samina Ali, Denise Thomson, Timothy A D Graham, Sean E Rickard, Antonia S Stang
BACKGROUND: The high-paced, unpredictable environment of the emergency department (ED) contributes to errors in patient safety. The ED setting becomes even more challenging when dealing with critically ill patients, particularly with children, where variations in size, weight, and form present practical difficulties in many aspects of care. In this commentary, we will explore the impact of the health care providers' emotional reactions while caring for critically ill patients, and how this can be interpreted and addressed as a patient safety issue...
2017: Open Access Emergency Medicine: OAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169982/effect-of-an-asthma-guideline-in-2-pediatric-emergency-departments-and-an-urgent-care-center
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Jennifer J Dilts, Sharon G Humiston, Brian R Lee, Nancy H Allen, Jeffrey G Michael
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate ordering of albuterol via metered-dose inhaler with spacer (MDI-spacer), length of stay (LOS), and 72-hour return rates before and after publication of an internally developed pediatric asthma clinical practice guideline (CPG). METHODS: The internally developed CPG reflected national recommendations. It was explained at faculty meetings by a respected clinician and published on the intranet on February 6, 2012...
February 4, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168989/pediatric-surgical-capacity-in-africa-current-status-and-future-needs
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Asra Toobaie, Sherif Emil, Doruk Ozgediz, Sanjay Krishnaswami, Dan Poenaru
BACKGROUND: African pediatric surgery (PS) faces multiple challenges. Information regarding existing resources is limited. We surveyed African pediatric surgeons to determine available resources and clinical, educational, and collaborative needs. METHODS: Members of the Pan-African Pediatric Surgical Association (PAPSA) and the Global Pediatric Surgery Network (GPSN) completed a structured email survey covering PS providers, facilities, resources, workload, education/training, disease patterns, and collaboration priorities...
January 29, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168987/injury-severity-in-pediatric-all-terrain-vehicle-related-trauma-in-nova-scotia
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Samuel Jessula, Nadia Murphy, Natalie L Yanchar
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: In 2004-2005, legislation restricting all-terrain vehicle (ATV) use by children and an extensive social marketing campaign intended to reduce pediatric ATV-related morbidity. The frequency, nature, and severity of pediatric ATV-associated trauma were compared before and after such interventions. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed for all pediatric ATV-related injuries that presented to the provincial level 1 pediatric trauma center from 1998 to 2014...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167245/effects-of-paraoxonase-arylesterase-ceruloplasmin-catalase-and-myeloperoxidase-activities-on-prognosis-in-pediatric-patients-with-sepsis
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Ganime Ayar, Yasemin Men Atmaca, Murat Alışık, Özcan Erel
BACKGROUND: The present study aimed to investigate the levels of paraoxonase (PON), stimulated paraoxonase (SPON), arylesterase (ARE), ceruloplasmin (CLP), myeloperoxidase (MPO), and catalase (CAT) in pediatric sepsis and to explore their effects on the prognosis of sepsis. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with sepsis (n=33) and healthy controls (n=30) were included. PON, SPON, ARE, CLP, MPO, and CAT activities were measured in the sepsis and control groups. Additionally, the parameters were compared between survivors and non-survivors in the sepsis group...
February 3, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167225/no-child-left-behind-liver-transplantation-in-critically-ill-children
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Abbas Rana, Michael Kueht, Moreshwar Desai, Fong Lam, Tamir Miloh, Jennifer Moffett, N Thao N Galvan, Ronald Cotton, Christine O'Mahony, John Goss
BACKGROUND: Advances in critical care prolong survival in children with liver failure, allowing more critically ill children to undergo orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). In order to justify the use of a scarce donor resource and avoid futile transplants, we sought to determine survival in children who undergo OLT while receiving pre-OLT critical care. STUDY DESIGN: We analyzed 13,723 pediatric OLTs using the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database from 1987 to 2015, including 6,746 recipients in the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease/Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD/PELD) era (2002 to 2015)...
February 3, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163912/the-benefits-of-youth-are-lost-on-the-young-cardiac-arrest-patient
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Brian Griffith, Patrick Kochanek, Cameron Dezfulian
Children and young adults tend to have reduced mortality and disability after acquired brain injuries such as trauma or stroke and across other disease processes seen in critical care medicine. However, after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), outcomes are remarkably similar across age groups. The consistent lack of witnessed arrests and a high incidence of asphyxial or respiratory etiology arrests among pediatric and young adult patients with OHCA account for a substantial portion of the difference in outcomes...
2017: F1000Research
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