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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922271/the-impact-of-telemedicine-on-pediatric-critical-care-triage
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Jillian B Harvey, Brooke E Yeager, Christina Cramer, David Wheeler, S David McSwain
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between pediatric critical care telemedicine consultation to rural emergency departments and triage decisions. We compare the triage location and provider rating of the accuracy of remote assessment for a cohort of patients who receive critical care telemedicine consultations and a similar group of patients receiving telephone consultations. DESIGN: Retrospective evaluation of consultations occurring between April 2012 and March 2016...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922266/time-to-asthma-related-readmission-in-children-admitted-to-the-icu-for-asthma
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Sze Man Tse, Christian Samson
OBJECTIVES: To compare the time to asthma-related readmissions between children with a previous ICU hospitalization for asthma and those with a non-ICU hospitalization and to explore predictors of time to readmission in children admitted to the ICU. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study using a pan-Canadian administrative inpatient database from April 1, 2008, to March 31, 2014. SETTING: All adult and pediatric Canadian hospitals. SUBJECTS: Children 2-17 years old with a hospitalization for asthma...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922265/-stuck-in-the-icu-caring-for-children-with-chronic-critical-illness
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Carrie M Henderson, Erin P Williams, Miriam C Shapiro, Emily Hahn, Laura Wright-Sexton, Nancy Hutton, Renee D Boss
OBJECTIVE: Neonatal ICUs and PICUs increasingly admit patients with chronic critical illness: children whose medical complexity leads to recurrent and prolonged ICU hospitalizations. We interviewed participants who routinely care for children with chronic critical illness to describe their experiences with ICU care for pediatric chronic critical illness. DESIGN: Semi-structured interviews. Interviews were transcribed and analyzed for themes. SETTING: Stakeholders came from five regions (Seattle, WA; Houston, TX; Jackson, MS; Baltimore, MD; and Philadelphia, PA)...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922233/endoscopic-versus-open-repair-for-craniosynostosis-in-infants-using-propensity-score-matching-to-compare-outcomes-a-multicenter-study-from-the-pediatric-craniofacial-collaborative-group
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Douglas R Thompson, David Zurakowski, Charles M Haberkern, Paul A Stricker, Petra M Meier
BACKGROUND: The North American Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group (PCCG) established the Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery Perioperative Registry to evaluate outcomes in infants and children undergoing craniosynostosis repair. The goal of this multicenter study was to utilize this registry to assess differences in blood utilization, intensive care unit (ICU) utilization, duration of hospitalization, and perioperative complications between endoscopic-assisted (ESC) and open repair in infants with craniosynostosis...
September 14, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918202/implementation-of-a-risk-stratified-opioid-weaning-protocol-in-a-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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L Nelson Sanchez-Pinto, Lara P Nelson, Phuong Lieu, Joyce Y Koh, John W Rodgers, Krichelle A Larson, Jennifer M Huson, Rambod Amirnovin
PURPOSE: Opioids are important in the care of critically ill children. However, their use is associated with complications including delirium, dependence, withdrawal, and bowel dysfunction. Our aim was to implement a risk-stratified opioid weaning protocol to reduce the duration of opioids without increasing the incidence of withdrawal. METHODS: A pre- and post-interventional prospective study was undertaken in a large children's hospital pediatric ICU where we implemented a risk-stratified opioid weaning protocol...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918201/clinical-management-of-pressure-control-ventilation-an-algorithmic-method-of-patient-ventilatory-management-to-address-forgotten-but-important-variables
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Lonny Ashworth, Yasuhiro Norisue, Megan Koster, Jeff Anderson, Junko Takada, Hatsuyo Ebisu
Pressure controlled ventilation is a common mode of ventilation used to manage both adult and pediatric populations. However, there is very little evidence that distinguishes the efficacy of pressure controlled ventilation over that of volume controlled ventilation in the adult population. This gap in the literature may be due to the absence of a consistent and systematic algorithm for managing pressure controlled ventilation. This article provides a brief overview of the applications of both pressure controlled ventilation and volume controlled ventilation and proposes an algorithmic approach to the management of patients receiving pressure controlled ventilation...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917584/pneumatoceles-in-pediatric-blunt-trauma-common-and-benign
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Lindsey B Armstrong, David P Mooney
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic pneumatoceles are reported to be rare in children and to have an uncertain clinical significance. We report a single institution series of traumatic pneumatoceles to better define their frequency and clinical significance. METHODS: After obtaining approval from the IRB, data were extracted from the trauma registry of a level 1 pediatric trauma center on children diagnosed with a pulmonary contusion (International Classification of Diseases-9th edition diagnosis codes: 861...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917005/outcome-of-pediatric-acute-kidney-injury-a-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study
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Jameela A Kari, Khalid A Alhasan, Mohamed A Shalaby, Norah Khathlan, Osama Y Safdar, Suleman A Al Rezgan, Sherif El Desoky, Amr S Albanna
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common problem encountered in critically ill children with an increasing incidence and evolving epidemiology. AKI carries a serious morbidity and mortality in patients requiring admission to a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). METHODS: We undertook a prospective cohort study of PICU admissions at three tertiary care hospitals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia over 2 years. The Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) definition was used to diagnose AKI...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914722/factors-associated-with-pediatric-ventilator-associated-conditions-in-six-u-s-hospitals-a-nested-case-control-study
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Noelle M Cocoros, Gregory Priebe, James E Gray, Philip Toltzis, Gitte Y Larsen, Latania K Logan, Susan Coffin, Julia S Sammons, Kathleen Deakins, Kelly Horan, Matthew Lakoma, Jessica Young, Michael Burton, Michael Klompas, Grace M Lee
OBJECTIVES: A newly proposed surveillance definition for ventilator-associated conditions among neonatal and pediatric patients has been associated with increased morbidity and mortality among ventilated patients in cardiac ICU, neonatal ICU, and PICU. This study aimed to identify potential risk factors associated with pediatric ventilator-associated conditions. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. SETTING: Six U.S. hospitals PATIENTS:: Children less than or equal to 18 years old ventilated for greater than or equal to 1 day...
September 13, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912056/revisiting-unplanned-extubation-in-the-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-what-s-new
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Paulo Sérgio Lucas da Silva, Daniela Farah, Marcelo Cunio Machado Fonseca
In 2010, recommendations for preventing unplanned extubations (UEs) in pediatric patients were published based on a literature review. Since then, there have been an increasing number of publications related to UE focusing on children. If the introduction of care bundles and larger body of evidence on UE had impact on UE occurrence, this would have important implications on clinical practice. We searched for relevant publications published between Jan 1, 2010 and Jun 30, 2016 in the MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane systems...
September 11, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903514/impact-of-an-antimicrobial-stewardship-program-on-antibiotic-use-at-a-nonfreestanding-children-s-hospital
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R Brigg Turner, Elena Valcarlos, Ann M Loeffler, Michael Gilbert, Dominic Chan
Background: Pediatric stewardship programs have been successful at reducing unnecessary antibiotic use. Data from nonfreestanding children's hospitals are currently limited. This study is an analysis of antibiotic use after implementation of an antimicrobial stewardship program at a community nonfreestanding children's hospital. Methods: In April 2013, an antimicrobial stewardship program that consisted of physician-group engagement and pharmacist prospective auditing and feedback was initiated...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902779/increased-burden-of-pediatric-acute-pancreatitis-on-the-health-care-system
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Lindsey Hornung, Flora K Szabo, Heidi J Kalkwarf, Maisam Abu-El-Haija
OBJECTIVES: The incidence of pediatric acute pancreatitis (AP) increased over the past 2 decades and is estimated to be 3 to 13 per 100,000. The impact of rising AP incidence on health care costs is unknown. Our aim was to examine pediatric AP admissions and associated hospital costs in the United States between years 2004 and 2014. METHODS: Acute pancreatitis admission and cost data were extracted from the Pediatric Health Information System. We determined AP admission and cost percentages each year, as well as the ratio of AP cost to admission percentages to estimate AP "burden...
October 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901207/characterizing-citizens-preferences-for-engagement-in-patient-care-and-research-in-adult-and-pediatric-intensive-care-units
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Karen E A Burns, Leena Rizvi, Anna Charteris, Samuel Laskey, Saima B Bhatti, Kamalprit Chokar, Karen L M Choong
RATIONALE: Engagement promotes and supports the active participation of patients and families in health care and research to strengthen their influence on decision-making. We sought to characterize how citizens wish to be engaged in care and research in the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: Interviewers administered questionnaires to visitors in 3 adult ICUs and 1 pediatric ICU. RESULTS: We surveyed 202 (adult [n = 130] and pediatric [n = 72]) visitors...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895691/implementation-of-a-checklist-to-increase-adherence-to-evidence-based-practices-in-a-single-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Pablo Eulmesekian, Augusto Pérez, Silvia Díaz, Mateo Ferrero
INTRODUCTION: The use of checklists to increase adherence to evidence-based practices is not yet widespread in pediatric intensive care units. The objective of this study was to achieve 90% compliance with studied practices using an ad hoc checklist. POPULATION AND METHDOS: Time series quasiexperimental study conducted in ventilated children hospitalized in the pediatric intensive care unit. Studied practices included sedation breaks, plateau pressure ≤ 30 cm H 2O, fraction of inspired oxygen ≤ 60%, maintenance of headboard at > 30°, chlorhexidine mouthwash, weekly ventilator circuit changes, preference for enteral feeding, reduction in the threshold for blood transfusions (hemoglobin: 7 g/dL), daily consideration of spontaneous breathing trials and central venous catheter removal...
October 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894889/influence-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-administration-setups-on-microbubble-enhancement-a-focus-on-pediatric-applications
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Michael R Kramer, Nishi Bhagat, Susan J Back, Laura Poznick, Flemming Forsberg, Kassa Darge, John R Eisenbrey
BACKGROUND: In pediatrics, contrast-enhanced ultrasound offers high-quality imaging with an excellent safety profile. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of varying intravenous administration setups on in vitro enhancement and concentration of two commercially available ultrasound contrast agents, taking into consideration potential pediatric applications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We quantified in vitro enhancement using a flow phantom (ATS Laboratories, Bridgeport, CT) and Acuson S3000 ultrasound system (Siemens Healthineers, Mountain View, CA) with a 9L4 probe in Cadence pulse sequencing mode...
September 11, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888560/unintentional-cannabis-ingestion-in-children-a-systematic-review
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John R Richards, Nishelle E Smith, Aimee K Moulin
OBJECTIVE: To analyze published reports of unintentional cannabis ingestions in children to determine presenting signs and symptoms, route of exposure, treatment, and outcome. STUDY DESIGN: PubMed, OpenGrey, and Google Scholar were systematically searched. Articles were selected, reviewed, and graded using Oxford Center for Evidence-Based Medicine guidelines. RESULTS: Of 3316 articles, 44 were included (3582 children age ≤12 years). We found no high quality (Oxford Center for Evidence-Based Medicine level I or II) studies and 10 level III studies documenting lethargy as the most common presenting sign and confirming increasing incidence of unintentional ingestion in states having decriminalized medical and recreational cannabis...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888518/the-effect-of-oral-care-using-an-oral-health-care-guide-on-preventing-mucositis-in-pediatric-intensive-care
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Duygu Sönmez Düzkaya, Gülzade Uysal, Gülçin Bozkurt, Tülay Yakut
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of standard-of-care oral care guides developed specifically for children in intensive care to prevent mucositis. DESIGN AND METHODS: This prospective, interventional and single-group study design was performed in the pediatric intensive care unit of a university hospital in Istanbul between January and December 2014. Daily oral care was implemented to pediatric patients in the study group in line with an oral care guide developed by the researchers...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887267/patterns-and-outcomes-of-care-in-children-with-advanced-heart-disease-receiving-palliative-care-consultation
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Katherine L Marcus, Emily M Balkin, Hasan Al-Sayegh, Elyssa Guslits, Elizabeth D Blume, Clement Ma, Joanne Wolfe
CONTEXT: While access to subspecialty pediatric palliative care (PPC) is increasing, little is known about the role of PPC for children with advanced heart disease (AHD). OBJECTIVES: To examine features of subspecialty PPC involvement for children with AHD. METHODS: Retrospective single-institution medical record review of patients with a primary diagnosis of AHD for whom the PPC team was initially consulted between 2011 and 2016. RESULTS: Among 201 patients, 87% had congenital/structural heart disease, the remainder having acquired/non-structural heart disease...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886723/pancreatic-injury-in-children-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Fayza Haider, Mohammed Amin Al Awadhi, Eizat Abrar, Mooza Al Dossari, Hasan Isa, Husain Nasser, Hakima Al Hashimi, Sharif Al Arayedh
BACKGROUND: Trauma is the main cause of morbidity and mortality in the pediatric population. Blunt trauma to the abdomen accounts for the majority of abdominal injuries in children. Pancreatic injury, although uncommon (2 to 9%), is the fourth most common solid organ injury. Unlike other solid organ injuries, pancreatic trauma may be subtle and difficult to diagnose. Computed tomography currently is the imaging modality of choice. As the incidence of pancreatic injury in children sustaining blunt abdominal trauma is low, management remains a challenge...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884218/use-of-levosimendan-in-postoperative-setting-after-surgical-repair-of-congenital-heart-disease-in-children
#20
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
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