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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299589/respiratory-variation-in-peak-aortic-velocity-accurately-predicts-fluid-responsiveness-in-children-undergoing-neurosurgery-under-general-anesthesia
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Kavita G Morparia, Srijaya K Reddy, Laura J Olivieri, Michael C Spaeder, Jennifer J Schuette
The determination of fluid responsiveness in the critically ill child is of vital importance, more so as fluid overload becomes increasingly associated with worse outcomes. Dynamic markers of volume responsiveness have shown some promise in the pediatric population, but more research is needed before they can be adopted for widespread use. Our aim was to investigate effectiveness of respiratory variation in peak aortic velocity and pulse pressure variation to predict fluid responsiveness, and determine their optimal cutoff values...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290956/multidisciplinary-in-situ-simulation-based-training-as-a-postpartum-hemorrhage-quality-improvement-project
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Monica A Lutgendorf, Carmen Spalding, Elizabeth Drake, Dennis Spence, Jason O Heaton, Kristina V Morocco
BACKGROUND: Postpartum hemorrhage is a common obstetric emergency affecting 3 to 5% of deliveries, with significant maternal morbidity and mortality. Effective management of postpartum hemorrhage requires strong teamwork and collaboration. We completed a multidisciplinary in situ postpartum hemorrhage simulation training exercise with structured team debriefing to evaluate hospital protocols, team performance, operational readiness, and real-time identification of system improvements...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079584/the-development-and-implementation-of-cognitive-aids-for-critical-events-in-pediatric-anesthesia-the-society-for-pediatric-anesthesia-critical-events-checklists
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Anna Clebone, Barbara K Burian, Scott C Watkins, Jorge A Gálvez, Justin L Lockman, Eugenie S Heitmiller
Cognitive aids such as checklists are commonly used in modern operating rooms for routine processes, and the use of such aids may be even more important during critical events. The Quality and Safety Committee of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA) has developed a set of critical-event checklists and cognitive aids designed for 3 purposes: (1) as a repository of the latest evidence-based and expert opinion-based information to guide response and management of critical events, (2) as a source of just-in-time information during critical events, and (3) as a method to facilitate a shared understanding of required actions among team members during a critical event...
March 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031981/drug-delivery-biomaterials-and-nanomedicine-an-interview-with-daniel-s-kohane
#4
Daniel S Kohane
Daniel Kohane speaks to Francesca Lake, Managing Editor: Obtaining his MD and PhD in Physiology from Boston University (MA, USA), Dan Kohane went on to complete residencies in Pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital (MA, USA) and Anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital (USA), followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care at Boston Children's Hospital. He is currently a Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School (MA, USA) and a Senior Associate in Pediatric Critical Care at Boston Children's Hospital, where he directs the Laboratory for Biomaterials and Drug Delivery...
September 2016: Future Science OA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004329/validation-of-the-glycemic-stress-index-in-pediatric-neurosurgical-intensive-care
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Marco Piastra, Alessandro Pizza, Federica Tosi, Sonia Mensi, Luca Massimi, Andrea De Bellis, Daniele G Biasucci, Ersilia Luca, Giorgio Conti, Daniele De Luca
BACKGROUND: Studies have suggested that both the degree and the duration of hyperglycemia are independent risk factors for adverse outcome both in pediatric anesthesia and in critically ill children. In a recent paper, we combined intraoperative glycemic variations and length of surgery creating a metabolic glucose-related stress index called "Glycemic Stress Index" (GSI). AIM: To validate GSI for predicting PICU stay in a population of children undergoing different major neurosurgical procedures...
December 21, 2016: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989360/complications-in-neonatal-surgery
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REVIEW
Mauricio A Escobar, Michael G Caty
Neonatal surgery is recognized as an independent discipline in general surgery, requiring the expertise of pediatric surgeons to optimize outcomes in infants with surgical conditions. Survival following neonatal surgery has improved dramatically in the past 60 years. Improvements in pediatric surgical outcomes are in part attributable to improved understanding of neonatal physiology, specialized pediatric anesthesia, neonatal critical care including sophisticated cardiopulmonary support, utilization of parenteral nutrition and adjustments in fluid management, refinement of surgical technique, and advances in surgical technology including minimally invasive options...
December 2016: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901299/first-steps-in-validating-the-pediatric-anesthesia-parent-satisfaction-paps-survey
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Sarah J Milliken-Glabe, Jeannie Zuk, Sonja I Ziniel, Kara A Bjur, Monica Alvarez, Judit M Szolnoki, Norah R Janosy
BACKGROUND: In the last few decades, patient satisfaction has become a critical component of quality assessment and is being incorporated into payment for performance plans. However, assessment of satisfaction with anesthesia services is problematic and few validated satisfaction tools have been published. Assessing parent satisfaction with pediatric anesthesia services is even more challenging. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to develop, implement, and start validating a set of survey questions that evaluate parental satisfaction with the pediatric anesthesia services in order to identify strengths and potential areas for improvement...
February 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27638133/management-of-neutropenic-patients-in-the-intensive-care-unit-newborns-excluded-recommendations-from-an-expert-panel-from-the-french-intensive-care-society-srlf-with-the-french-group-for-pediatric-intensive-care-emergencies-gfrup-the-french-society-of-anesthesia
#8
REVIEW
David Schnell, Elie Azoulay, Dominique Benoit, Benjamin Clouzeau, Pierre Demaret, Stéphane Ducassou, Pierre Frange, Matthieu Lafaurie, Matthieu Legrand, Anne-Pascale Meert, Djamel Mokart, Jérôme Naudin, Frédéric Pene, Antoine Rabbat, Emmanuel Raffoux, Patricia Ribaud, Jean-Christophe Richard, François Vincent, Jean-Ralph Zahar, Michael Darmon
Neutropenia is defined by either an absolute or functional defect (acute myeloid leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome) of polymorphonuclear neutrophils and is associated with high risk of specific complications that may require intensive care unit (ICU) admission. Specificities in the management of critically ill neutropenic patients prompted the establishment of guidelines dedicated to intensivists. These recommendations were drawn up by a panel of experts brought together by the French Intensive Care Society in collaboration with the French Group for Pediatric Intensive Care Emergencies, the French Society of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, the French Society of Hematology, the French Society for Hospital Hygiene, and the French Infectious Diseases Society...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27611770/is-communication-improved-with-the-implementation-of-an-obstetrical-version-of-the-world-health-organization-safe-surgery-checklist
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Shravya Govindappagari, Amanda Guardado, Dena Goffman, Jeffrey Bernstein, Colleen Lee, Sara Schonfeld, Robert Angert, Andrea McGowan, Peter S Bernstein
OBJECTIVE: Communication failures are consistently seen as a root cause of preventable adverse outcomes in obstetrics. We assessed whether use of an Obstetric Safe Surgery Checklist for cesarean deliveries (CDs), based on the WHO Safe Surgery Checklist, can improve communication; reduce team member confusion about urgency of the case; and decrease documentation discrepancies among nursing, obstetric, anesthesia, and pediatric staff. METHODS: Retrospective review of 600 CDs on our 2 labor and delivery suites before and after the introduction of 2 consecutive versions of our obstetric safe surgery checklist (100 cases in each cohort) was undertaken...
September 8, 2016: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27577926/whole-lung-lavage-therapy-for-pulmonary-alveolar-proteinosis-a-global-survey-of-current-practices-and-procedures
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Ilaria Campo, Maurizio Luisetti, Matthias Griese, Bruce C Trapnell, Francesco Bonella, Jan Grutters, Koh Nakata, Coline H M Van Moorsel, Ulrich Costabel, Vincent Cottin, Toshio Ichiwata, Yoshikazu Inoue, Antonio Braschi, Giacomo Bonizzoni, Giorgio A Iotti, Carmine Tinelli, Giuseppe Rodi
BACKGROUND: Whole lung lavage (WLL) is the current standard of care treatment for patients affected by pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP). However, WLL is not standardized and international consensus documents are lacking. Our aim was to obtain a factual portrayal of WLL as currently practiced with respect to the procedure, indications for its use, evaluation of therapeutic benefit and complication rate. METHODS: A clinical practice survey was conducted globally by means of a questionnaire and included 27 centers performing WLL in pediatric and/or adult PAP patients...
August 31, 2016: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27564559/use-of-anesthesia-for-imaging-studies-and-interventional-procedures-in-children
#11
Yolanda Y Huang, Lucy Li, Matthew Monteleone, Lynne Ferrari, Lisa J States, James J Riviello, Steven G Kernie, Ali A Mencin, Sumit Gupta, Lena S Sun
Ongoing investigation from the Pediatric Anesthesia NeuroDevelopment Assessment (PANDA) study hopes to examine the long-term effect on cognitive and language development of a single anesthetic exposure in children undergoing inguinal hernia repair. The fifth PANDA Symposium, held in April 2016, continued the mission of previous symposia to examine evidence from basic science and clinical studies on potential neurotoxic effects of anesthetics on developing brain. At the 2016 Symposium, a panel of specialists from nonsurgical pediatric disciplines including anesthesiology, radiology, neurology, gastroenterology, oncology, cardiology, and critical care reviewed use of anesthesia in their practices, including how concern over possible neurodevelopmental effects of early childhood anesthetic exposure has changed discussion with patients and families regarding risks and benefits of imaging studies and interventional procedures involving sedation or anesthesia...
August 25, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27559005/pediatric-patient-blood-management-programs-not-just-transfusing-little-adults
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REVIEW
Ruchika Goel, Melissa M Cushing, Aaron A R Tobian
Red blood cell transfusions are a common life-saving intervention for neonates and children with anemia, but transfusion decisions, indications, and doses in neonates and children are different from those of adults. Patient blood management (PBM) programs are designed to assist clinicians with appropriately transfusing patients. Although PBM programs are well recognized and appreciated in the adult setting, they are quite far from standard of care in the pediatric patient population. Adult PBM standards cannot be uniformly applied to children, and there currently is significant variation in transfusion practices...
October 2016: Transfusion Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27551735/recent-insights-into-molecular-mechanisms-of-propofol-induced-developmental-neurotoxicity-implications-for-the-protective-strategies
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Zeljko J Bosnjak, Sarah Logan, Yanan Liu, Xiaowen Bai
Mounting evidence has demonstrated that general anesthetics could induce developmental neurotoxicity, including acute widespread neuronal cell death, followed by long-term memory and learning abnormalities. Propofol is a commonly used intravenous anesthetic agent for the induction and maintenance of anesthesia and procedural and critical care sedation in children. Compared with other anesthetic drugs, little information is available on its potential contributions to neurotoxicity. Growing evidence from multiple experimental models showed a similar neurotoxic effect of propofol as observed in other anesthetic drugs, raising serious concerns regarding pediatric propofol anesthesia...
November 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27490604/sedation-and-analgesia-in-pediatric-cardiac-critical-care
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Viviane G Nasr, James A DiNardo
OBJECTIVES: This review will focus on the pharmacokinetics (with an emphasis on the context-sensitive half-time), pharmacodynamics, and hemodynamic characteristics of the most commonly used sedative/hypnotic, analgesic, and IV anesthetics used in cardiac intensive care. In addition, the assessment of pain and agitation and withdrawal will be reviewed. DATA SOURCE: MEDLINE, PubMed. CONCLUSIONS: Children in the cardiac ICU often require one or more components of general anesthesia: analgesia, amnesia (sedation and hypnosis), and muscle relaxation to facilitate mechanical ventilation, to manage postoperative pain, to perform necessary procedures, and to alleviate fear and anxiety...
August 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27332144/results-of-a-nationwide-capacity-survey-of-hospitals-providing-trauma-care-in-war-affected-syria
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Hani Mowafi, Mahmoud Hariri, Houssam Alnahhas, Elizabeth Ludwig, Tammam Allodami, Bahaa Mahameed, Jamal Kaby Koly, Ahmed Aldbis, Maher Saqqur, Baobao Zhang, Anas Al-Kassem
IMPORTANCE: The Syrian civil war has resulted in large-scale devastation of Syria's health infrastructure along with widespread injuries and death from trauma. The capacity of Syrian trauma hospitals is not well characterized. Data are needed to allocate resources for trauma care to the population remaining in Syria. OBJECTIVE: To identify the number of trauma hospitals operating in Syria and to delineate their capacities. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: From February 1 to March 31, 2015, a nationwide survey of 94 trauma hospitals was conducted inside Syria, representing a coverage rate of 69% to 93% of reported hospitals in nongovernment controlled areas...
September 1, 2016: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27307962/different-aspects-of-general-anesthesia-in-pediatric-dentistry-a-review
#16
REVIEW
Nahid Ramazani
CONTEXT: Most child population is able to undergo dental treatment in the conventional setting. However, some children fail to cope with in-office conscious state and cannot respond to usual management modalities. This review aims to discuss the topic further. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A computerized search in databases PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Google Scholar and Google were performed using dental general anesthesia related keywords. Original and review English-written articles that were limited to child population were retrieved without any limitation of publication date...
April 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27276343/validity-of-different-delirium-assessment-tools-for-critically-ill-children-covariates-matter
#17
Alawi Luetz, Dennis Gensel, Judith Müller, Bjoern Weiss, Viktoria Martiny, Andreas Heinz, Klaus-Dieter Wernecke, Claudia Spies
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate test validity of the Pediatric Confusion Assessment Method for the ICU, the Pediatric Anesthesia Emergence Delirium scale, and the newly developed severity scale for the Pediatric Confusion Assessment Method for the ICU; to prospectively assess covariates and their influence on test validity of the scores. DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort study. SETTING: PICU of a tertiary care medical center. PATIENTS: Critically ill patients 5 years old or older ventilated or nonventilated with an ICU length of stay of at least 24 hours...
November 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27232771/procedural-ultrasound-in-pediatric-patients-techniques-and-tips-for-accuracy-and-safety
#18
REVIEW
Sophia Lin
Point-of-care ultrasound is becoming more prevalent in pediatric emergency departments as a critical adjunct to both diagnosis and procedure guidance. It is cost-effective, safe for unstable patients, and easily repeatable as a patient's clinical status changes. Point-of-care ultrasound does not expose the patient to ionizing radiation and may care ultrasound in pediatric emergency medicine is relatively new, the body of literature evaluating its utility is small, but growing. Data from adult emergency medicine, radiology, critical care, and anesthesia evaluating the utility of ultrasound guidance must be extrapolated to pediatric emergency medicine...
June 2016: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26992643/pediatric-transport-medicine-and-the-dawn-of-the-pediatric-anesthesiology-and-critical-care-medicine-subspecialty-an-interview-with-pioneer-dr-alvin-hackel
#19
Christine L Mai, Zulfiqar Ahmed, Aubrey Maze, Fatima Noorulla, Myron Yaster
Dr. Alvin 'Al' Hackel (1932-) Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, and Pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine, has been an influential pioneer in shaping the scope and practice of pediatric anesthesia. His leadership helped to formally define the subspecialty of pediatric anesthesiology ('who is a pediatric anesthesiologist?') and the importance of specialization and regionalization of expertise in both patient transport and perioperative care. His enduring impact on pediatric anesthesia and critical care practice was recognized in 2006 by the American Academy of Pediatrics when it bestowed upon him the profession's highest lifetime achievement award, the Robert M...
May 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26990848/improving-pediatric-emergency-care-by-implementing-an-eligible-learner-endotracheal-intubation-policy
#20
Stephanie K Leung, Andrea T Cruz, Charles G Macias, Paul E Sirbaugh, Binita Patel
OBJECTIVES: Although endotracheal intubations (ETIs) are high-risk, low-frequency events, there are no nationally accepted training pathways or measures to ensure ETI competence for emergency department (ED) providers. Our objective was to determine whether implementation of an eligible learner ETI policy (ELETIP) led to improved first ETI attempt success rates and decreased immediate airway-related complications. METHODS: This was a retrospective cross-sectional before-and-after study of outcomes after ELETIP implementation...
April 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
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