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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224099/using-quality-improvement-methods-to-increase-use-of-pain-prevention-strategies-for-childhood-vaccination
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Jennifer Verrill Schurman, Amanda D Deacy, Rebecca J Johnson, Jolynn Parker, Kristi Williams, Dustin Wallace, Mark Connelly, Lynn Anson, Kevin Mroczka
AIM: To increase evidence-based pain prevention strategy use during routine vaccinations in a pediatric primary care clinic using quality improvement methodology. METHODS: Specific intervention strategies (i.e., comfort positioning, nonnutritive sucking and sucrose analgesia, distraction) were identified, selected and introduced in three waves, using a Plan-Do-Study-Act framework. System-wide change was measured from baseline to post-intervention by: (1) percent of vaccination visits during which an evidence-based pain prevention strategy was reported as being used; and (2) caregiver satisfaction ratings following the visit...
February 8, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223319/development-and-testing-of-the-pediatric-respiratory-illness-measurement-system-primes-quality-indicators
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Rita Mangione-Smith, Carol P Roth, Maria T Britto, Alex Y Chen, Julie McGalliard, Thomas F Boat, John L Adams, Elizabeth A McGlynn
OBJECTIVES: To develop and test quality indicators for assessing care in pediatric hospital settings for common respiratory illnesses. PATIENTS: A sample of 2796 children discharged from the emergency department or inpatient setting at 1 of the 3 participating hospitals with a primary diagnosis of asthma, bronchiolitis, croup, or community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2011. SETTING: Three tertiary care children's hospitals in the United States...
February 21, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220574/selective-use-of-the-electrocardiogram-in-pediatric-preparticipation-athletic-examinations-among-pediatric-primary-care-providers
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Bradley C Clark, Joshua M Hayman, Charles I Berul, Kristin M Burns, Jonathan R Kaltman
OBJECTIVES: Recent literature examining insurance administrative data suggests that a selective approach, with concurrent history and physical exam (H&P), for obtaining an electrocardiogram (ECG) as a part of a preparticipation examination (PPE) for pediatric athletes is commonly used in the primary care setting demonstrating a high rate of disease detection. We sought to understand practice patterns of providers with regard to usage of ECG as a part of PPE. METHODS: Utilizing an online survey, we queried primary care providers regarding their practice patterns, rationale, and concerns regarding use of ECGs as a part of the PPE...
February 21, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218628/childhood-obesity-screening-and-treatment-practices-of-pediatric-healthcare-providers
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Amanda Staiano, Arwen Marker, Michelle Liu, Ellery Hayden, Daniel Hsia, Stephanie Broyles
This study evaluated physicians' childhood obesity screening and treatment practices. A 26-question survey was delivered to pediatric providers in-person or via mail, e-mail, or fax throughout Louisiana. Fifty-seven providers completed the survey, the majority in primary care clinics. Five providers met at least four of seven clinical guidelines, but no provider met all of the guidelines. Whereas 88% of providers screened for obesity, 7% met guidelines for referring patients with obesity to weight management services...
January 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216104/high-flow-nasal-cannula-therapy-versus-non-invasive-ventilation-in-children-with-severe-acute-asthma-exacerbation-an-observational-cohort-study
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J Pilar, V Modesto I Alapont, Y M Lopez-Fernandez, O Lopez-Macias, D Garcia-Urabayen, I Amores-Hernandez
INTRODUCTION: The present study describes our experience with the high-flow humidified nasal cannula (HFNC) versus non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in children with severe acute asthma exacerbation (SA). METHODS: An observational study of a retrospective cohort of 42 children with SA admitted to a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) for non-invasive respiratory support was made. The primary outcome measure was failure of initial respiratory support (need to escalate from HFNC to NIV or from NIV to invasive ventilation)...
February 16, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215183/yolk-sac-tumor-in-the-abdominal-wall-of-an-18-month-old-girl-a-case-report
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Machiel van den Akker, Dirk Vervloessem, An Huybrechs, Sabine Declercq, Jutte van der Werff Ten Bosch
BACKGROUND: Pediatric germ cell tumors account for approximately 3.5 % of all childhood cancers for children under the age of 15 years. Up to one-third are extragonadal neoplasms. Germ cell tumors are a heterogeneous group of malignant tumors with a wide variety of histopathological features. Yolk sac tumor is the predominant variant in newborns and younger children. We report for the first time, the presentation of a primary yolk sac tumor in the abdominal wall of a small child. CASE PRESENTATION: An 18-month-old white girl underwent resection of a small, round subcutaneous lump (1...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209702/primary-care-specialty-career-choice-among-canadian-medical-students-understanding-the-factors-that-influence-their-decisions
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Heather Ann Osborn, Jordan T Glicksman, Michael G Brandt, Philip C Doyle, Kevin Fung
OBJECTIVE: To identify which factors influence medical students' decision to choose a career in family medicine and pediatrics, and which factors influence their decision to choose careers in non-front-line specialties. DESIGN: Survey that was created based on a comprehensive literature review to determine which factors are considered important when choosing practice specialty. SETTING: Ontario medical school. PARTICIPANTS: An open cohort of medical students in the graduating classes of 2008 to 2011 (inclusive)...
February 2017: Canadian Family Physician M├ędecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209449/maxillofacial-and-concomitant-serious-injuries-an-eight-year-single-center-experience
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Fausto Fama, Marco Cicciu, Alessandro Sindoni, Enrico Nastro-Siniscalchi, Roberto Falzea, Gabriele Cervino, Francesca Polito, Francesco De Ponte, Maria Gioffre-Florio
PURPOSE: Maxillofacial injuries are frequently associated with multiple trauma and can determine functional and aesthetic bad outcomes. The severity of maxillofacial injuries may be considerable and can divert clinicians' attention from other concomitant injuries which is less evident but potentially life-threatening. The aim of this study was to find out the concomitant injuries in patients referred to the Emergency Department (ED) of the University Hospital of Messina (North-East Sicily, Italy) for maxillofacial traumas...
January 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207581/the-impact-of-an-interprofessional-oral-health-curriculum-on-trainees
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Oren Berkowitz, Madeline F Brisotti, Leslie Gascon, Michelle Henshaw, Laura B Kaufman
PURPOSE: Despite the prevalence of oral disease, the subject of oral health historically has been absent from medical education. We have developed an interprofessional curriculum in collaboration with our school of dentistry to teach oral health in the primary care setting to physician assistant (PA) students. The goal was to create and assess the impact of a curricular model that would be adaptable to various academic settings. METHODS: A blend of classroom, clinical skills lab, observations in the dental clinic, and observed structured clinical examinations was used to teach oral health to first-year (didactic year) PA students...
March 2017: Journal of Physician Assistant Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202769/project-impact-pilot-report-feasibility-of-implementing-a-hospital-to-home-transition-bundle
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Leah A Mallory, Snezana Nena Osorio, B Stephen Prato, Jennifer DiPace, Lisa Schmutter, Paula Soung, Amanda Rogers, William J Woodall, Kayla Burley, Sandra Gage, David Cooperberg
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To improve hospital to home transitions, a 4-element pediatric patient-centered transition bundle was developed, including: a transition readiness checklist; predischarge teach-back education; timely and complete written handoff to the primary care provider; and a postdischarge phone call. The objective of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility of bundle implementation and report initial outcomes at 4 pilot sites. Outcome measures included postdischarge caregiver ability to teach-back key home management information and 30-day reuse rates...
February 15, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198791/influenza-vaccination-rate-and-reasons-for-non-vaccination-in-children-with-cardiac-disease
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Gilat Livni, Alina Wainstein, Einat Birk, Gabriel Chodick, Itzhak Levy
BACKGROUND: Influenza is major cause of respiratory morbidity worldwide. It poses a risk of complications in children with cardiac disease. Influenza vaccine is considered the most effective and safe means of preventing the disease. The aims of this study were to determine the rate of influenza vaccination in children with cardiac disease and to identify the reasons for failure to vaccinate in this patient population. METHODS: The study group included 186 children and their parents who attended the cardiology institute of a tertiary pediatric medical center between September and October 2012...
February 13, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198193/association-between-dehydration-and-fever-during-the-first-week-of-life
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Ariane Boutin, Ana Carceller, Marie Pier Desjardins, Marisol Sanchez, Jocelyn Gravel
BACKGROUND: Trying to differentiate serious bacterial infection (SBI) from a self-limiting illness in febrile infants seen in the pediatric emergency department (PED) is a significant challenge. The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of dehydration and its relationship to SBI in febrile full-term newborns under 1 week of age seen in a PED. METHODS: A retrospective observational study was carried out on all children younger than 8 days of age with fever who presented to a single, tertiary care, PED from January 2009 to April 2014...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196328/adherence-to-a-nurse-driven-feeding-protocol-in-a-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Carmen A Cunningham, Lindsay B Gervais, Vera C Mazurak, Vijay Anand, Daniel Garros, Katelynn Crick, Bodil M K Larsen
BACKGROUND: Patients admitted to pediatric intensive care units (PICUs) often experience prolonged periods without nutrition support, which may result in hospital-induced malnutrition and longer length of stay. Nurse-driven feeding protocols have been developed to prevent unnecessary interruptions or delays to nutrition support. The primary objective of this study was to identify compliance and reasons for noncompliance to a feeding protocol at a tertiary care hospital PICU in Canada...
February 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192574/primary-care-asthma-management-inhaled-corticosteroids-and-other-clinical-pearls
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Zachary Marcus, Nanah Suk Park
Most children in the United States with intermittent, mild, and moderate persistent asthma are cared for by primary care practitioners (PCPs). Despite inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) being highly effective at controlling asthma symptoms, many PCPs are uncomfortable prescribing these medications. Cumbersome guidelines, increasing numbers of medication choices, and concerns regarding side effects are some of the barriers to prescribing ICS for children with asthma. This article serves as a quick-start guide for PCPs that (1) condenses the routine diagnosis and management of asthma into concise clinical tools for children who would benefit from ICS therapy and (2) provides clinical pearls to aid in the treatment of mild- to moderate-persistent asthma...
February 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192567/development-and-internal-validation-of-a-clinical-risk-score-for-treating-children-with-mild-head-trauma-and-intracranial-injury
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Jacob K Greenberg, Yan Yan, Christopher R Carpenter, Angela Lumba-Brown, Martin S Keller, Jose A Pineda, Ross C Brownson, David D Limbrick
Importance: The appropriate treatment of children with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and intracranial injury (ICI) on computed tomographic imaging remains unclear. Evidence-based risk assessments may improve patient safety and reduce resource use. Objective: To derive a risk score predicting the need for intensive care unit observation in children with mTBI and ICI. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective analysis of the prospective Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) head injury cohort study included patients enrolled in 25 North American emergency departments from 2004 to 2006...
February 13, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192551/effectiveness-of-computer-automation-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-childhood-type-2-diabetes-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Tamara S Hannon, Tamara M Dugan, Chandan K Saha, Steven J McKee, Stephen M Downs, Aaron E Carroll
Importance: Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is increasingly common in young individuals. Primary prevention and screening among children and adolescents who are at substantial risk for T2D are recommended, but implementation of T2D screening practices in the pediatric primary care setting is uncommon. Objective: To determine the feasibility and effectiveness of a computerized clinical decision support system to identify pediatric patients at high risk for T2D and to coordinate screening for and diagnosis of prediabetes and T2D...
February 13, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192387/adolescent-linkage-to-care-after-a-large-scale-transfer-from-a-hospital-based-hiv-clinic-to-the-public-sector-in-south-africa
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Lynn Ramirez-Avila, Susan Regan, Christie Cloete, Tamaryn Crankshaw, Dustin J Rabideau, Kenneth A Freedberg, Robert A Parker, Rochelle P Walensky, Elena Losina, Ingrid V Bassett
HIV clinics formerly supported by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief are transferring patients to public-sector clinics. We evaluated adolescent linkage to care after a large-scale transfer from a President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief-subsidized pediatric HIV clinic in Durban, South Africa. All adolescents (11-18 years) in care at a pediatric state-subsidized, hospital-based clinic (HBC) were transferred, from May to June 2012, to government sites [primary health care (PHC) clinic; community health center (CHC); and HBCs] or private clinics...
March 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188588/pediatric-somatic-symptom-disorders
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Nasuh Malas, Roberto Ortiz-Aguayo, Lisa Giles, Patricia Ibeziako
Somatic symptom disorder (SSD) is a common disorder encountered in pediatric medicine. It involves the presentation of physical symptoms that are either disproportionate or inconsistent with history, physical examination, laboratory, and other investigative findings. SSDs result in significant impairment with considerable increase in healthcare utilization, school absenteeism, and the potential for unnecessary diagnostic evaluation and treatment intervention. Patients and families often feel dismissed and may worry that a serious condition has been missed...
February 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188036/outcomes-of-an-accelerated-care-pathway-for-pediatric-blunt-solid-organ-injuries-in-a-public-healthcare-system
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Oluwatomilayo Daodu, Mary Brindle, Carlos R Alvarez-Allende, Lisette Lockyer, Bryce Weber, Steven R Lopushinsky
PURPOSE: An accelerated clinical care pathway for solid organ abdominal injuries was implemented at a level one pediatric trauma center. The impact on resource utilization and demonstration of protocol safety was assessed. METHODS: Data were collected retrospectively on patients admitted with blunt abdominal solid organ injuries from 2012 to 2015. Patients were subdivided into pre- and post-protocol groups. Length of hospital stay (LOS) and failure of non-operative treatment were the primary outcomes of interest...
January 29, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186860/traumatic-rib-injury-patterns-imaging-pitfalls-complications-and-treatment
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Brett S Talbot, Christopher P Gange, Apeksha Chaturvedi, Nina Klionsky, Susan K Hobbs, Abhishek Chaturvedi
The ribs are frequently affected by blunt or penetrating injury to the thorax. In the emergency department setting, it is vital for the interpreting radiologist to not only identify the presence of rib injuries but also alert the clinician about organ-specific injury, specific traumatic patterns, and acute rib trauma complications that require emergent attention. Rib injuries can be separated into specific morphologic fracture patterns that include stress, buckle, nondisplaced, displaced, segmental, and pathologic fractures...
February 10, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
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