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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223673/risk-stratification-in-pediatric-perforated-appendicitis-prospective-correlation-with-outcomes-and-resource-utilization
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Yasmine Yousef, Fouad Youssef, Trish Dinh, Kartikey Pandya, Hayden Stagg, Michael Homsy, Robert Baird, Jean-Martin Laberge, Dan Poenaru, Pramod Puligandla, Kenneth Shaw, Sherif Emil
PURPOSE: Despite a wide spectrum of severity, perforated appendicitis in children is typically considered a single entity in outcomes studies. We performed a prospective cohort study to define a risk stratification system that correlates with outcomes and resource utilization. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted of all children operated for perforated appendicitis between May 2015 and December 2016 at a tertiary free-standing university children's hospital...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223439/a-unique-linkage-of-administrative-and-clinical-registry-databases-to-expand-analytic-possibilities-in-pediatric-heart-transplantation-research
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Justin Godown, Cary Thurm, Debra A Dodd, Jonathan H Soslow, Brian Feingold, Andrew H Smith, Bret A Mettler, Bryn Thompson, Matt Hall
BACKGROUND: Large clinical, research, and administrative databases are increasingly utilized to facilitate pediatric heart transplant (HTx) research. Linking databases has proven to be a robust strategy across multiple disciplines to expand the possible analyses that can be performed while leveraging the strengths of each dataset. We describe a unique linkage of the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) database and the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS) administrative database to provide a platform to assess resource utilization in pediatric HTx...
December 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223416/cost-variation-across-centers-for-the-norwood-operation
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Kimberly E McHugh, Sara K Pasquali, Matthew A Hall, Mark A Scheurer
BACKGROUND: The Norwood operation is associated with high health care utilization, and prior studies reported substantial variability in Norwood costs across centers. However, specific factors driving this cost variation are unclear. We assessed center variability in Norwood costs and underlying mechanisms in a multicenter cohort. METHODS: Clinical data from the Pediatric Heart Network Single Ventricle Reconstruction trial were linked with cost data from the Children's Hospital Association Inpatient Essentials database...
December 6, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223113/comparisons-of-severity-classification-systems-for-oropharyngeal-dysfunction-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-relations-with-other-functional-profiles
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Yu-Ra Goh, Ja Young Choi, Seon Ah Kim, Jieun Park, Eun Sook Park
This study aimed to investigate the relationships between various classification systems assessing the severity of oropharyngeal dysphagia and communication function and other functional profiles in children with cerebral palsy (CP). This is a prospective, cross-sectional, study in a university-affiliated, tertiary-care hospital. We recruited 151 children with CP (mean age 6.11 years, SD 3.42, range 3-18yr). The Eating and Drinking Ability Classification System (EDACS) and the dysphagia scales of Functional Oral Intake Scale (FOIS), Swallow Function Scales (SFS), and Food Intake Level Scale (FILS) were used...
December 6, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222881/development-and-validation-of-a-pediatric-nutritional-screening-score-pnss-for-hospitalized-children
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Lina Lu, Xiaomeng Mao, Jinye Sheng, Jianhu Huang, Ying Wang, Qingya Tang, Wei Cai
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There is no evidence on the most effective nutritional screening tool for hospitalized children. The objective of this study was to develop and validate a pediatric nutritional screening tool to assess undernutrition risk upon hospital admission. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: The study had a two-phase prospective observational design. A novel pediatric nutritional screening score (PNSS) was developed and sensitivity, specificity, and reliability were evaluated by comparing with a complete dietetic assessment...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222627/pediatric-asthma-management-in-china-current-and-future-challenges
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Xiaojian Zhou, Jianguo Hong
The purpose of this report was to review the state of asthma diagnosis and treatment in China and to examine challenges in achieving earlier diagnosis and treatment. The prevalence of asthma in children in China has increased over past decades, and data published in 2013 indicated a prevalence of 3.0% in children aged 0-14 years. Although this prevalence has increased, the percentage of children with acute asthma attacks decreased from 86% in 2000 to 77% in 2010, and the frequency of hospitalizations for asthma attacks decreased from 54...
December 8, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222303/responsiveness-of-patient-reported-outcome-measurement-information-system-promis-pain-domains-and-disease-specific-patient-reported-outcome-measures-in-children-and-adults-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Susanna Curtis, Amanda M Brandow
Case 1: A 33-year-old man with hemoglobin SS (homozygous hemoglobin S) disease presents for his regular clinic visit. He had 6 hospital admissions for pain over the past year. He also has avascular necrosis of the right hip. He takes daily hydroxyurea with hematologic changes indicative of compliance. He also takes morphine sustained release twice daily and morphine immediate release every 6 hours as needed for pain. He feels that more optimal pain control at home would help him reduce his number of hospital admissions in the upcoming year and improve his daily functioning at home...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221844/gabapentin-as-an-adjuvant-therapy-for-prevention-of-acute-phantom-limb-pain-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-amputation-for-malignant-bone-tumors-a-prospective-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Xiandi Wang, Ying Yi, Dingbo Tang, Yi Chen, Yanhua Jiang, Jun Peng, Jiwei Xiao
CONTEXT: Gabapentin is reported to have an analgesic effect of reducing phantom-limb pain(PLP) in adult patients. There's no study on preoperative use of gabapentin in pediatric population in term of PLP prevention. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether gabapentin could be used as an adjuvant agent of opioid-based pain control to lower the rate of phantom-limb pain in pediatric patients undergoing amputation for malignant bone tumors in observation period of 60 days post-operatively...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221691/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-pediatric-heart-failure-related-emergency-department-visits-in-the-united-states-a-population-based-study
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Erika J Mejia, Matthew J O'Connor, Kimberly Y Lin, Lihai Song, Heather Griffis, Christopher E Mascio, Pirouz Shamszad, Aaron Donoghue, Chitra Ravishankar, Robert E Shaddy, Joseph W Rossano
OBJECTIVES: To describe the frequency, characteristics, and outcomes of heart failure-related emergency department (ED) visits in pediatric patients. We aimed to test the hypothesis that these visits are associated with higher admission rates, mortality, and resource utilization. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective analysis of the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample for 2010 of patients ≤18 years of age was performed to describe ED visits with and without heart failure...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219080/health-practitioners-emotional-reactions-to-caring-for-hospitalized-children-in-lom%C3%A3-togo-a-qualitative-study
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Bassantéa Lodegaèna Kpassagou, Kokou Messanh Agbémélé Soedje
BACKGROUND: Health practitioners frequently encounter dying, death and suffering. While providing health care can be stressful, the literature on how different health practitioners cope with the emotional challenges associated with their work is sparse. Further, much of this literature is based on studies conducted in high-income countries. In this study, we explored emotional distress and associated coping strategies among health practitioners working in a pediatric oncology department in a large teaching hospital in Lomé, Togo...
December 4, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218906/addressing-vital-sign-alarm-fatigue-using-personalized-alarm-thresholds
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Sarah Poole, Nigam Shah
Alarm fatigue, a condition in which clinical staff become desensitized to alarms due to the high frequency of unnecessary alarms, is a major patient safety concern. Alarm fatigue is particularly prevalent in the pediatric setting, due to the high level of variation in vital signs with patient age. Existing studies have shown that the current default pediatric vital sign alarm thresholds are inappropriate, and lead to a larger than necessary alarm load. This study leverages a large database containing over 190 patient-years of heart rate data to accurately identify the 1st and 99th percentiles of an individual's heart rate on their first day of vital sign monitoring...
2018: Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218814/knowledge-compliance-with-good-clinical-practices-and-barriers-to-effective-control-of-postoperative-pain-among-nurses-from-hospitals-with-and-without-a-hospital-without-pain-certificate
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Lucyna Tomaszek, Grażyna Dębska
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: (1) To compare knowledge and compliance with good clinical practices regarding control of postoperative pain among nurses employed at hospitals with and without a "Hospital without Pain" certificate. (2) To identify the determinants of nurses' knowledge. (3) To define barriers to effective control of postoperative pain. BACKGROUND: Only a slight improvement in postoperative pain control has been observed recently, if any. Implementation of good clinical practices in the control of postoperative pain requires involvement of nurses...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218773/illness-and-end-of-life-experiences-of-children-with-cancer-who-receive-palliative-care
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Erica C Kaye, Courtney A Gushue, Samantha DeMarsh, Jonathan Jerkins, April Sykes, Zhaohua Lu, Jennifer M Snaman, Lindsay Blazin, Liza-Marie Johnson, Deena R Levine, R Ray Morrison, Justin N Baker
BACKGROUND: The field of pediatric palliative oncology is newly emerging. Little is known about the characteristics and illness experiences of children with cancer who receive palliative care (PC). METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of 321 pediatric oncology patients enrolled in PC who died between 2011 and 2015 was conducted at a large academic pediatric cancer center using a comprehensive standardized data extraction tool. RESULTS: The majority of pediatric palliative oncology patients received experimental therapy (79...
December 8, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218313/factors-associated-with-number-of-duodenal-samples-obtained-in-suspected-celiac-disease
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Leonid Shamban, Serge Sorser, Stan Naydin, Benjamin Lebwohl, Mousa Shukr, Charlotte Wiemann, Daniel Yevsyukov, Michael H Piper, Bradley Warren, Peter H R Green
Background and study aims:  Many people with celiac disease are undiagnosed and there is evidence that insufficient duodenal samples may contribute to underdiagnosis. The aims of this study were to investigate whether more samples leads to a greater likelihood of a diagnosis of celiac disease and to elucidate factors that influence the number of samples collected. Patients and methods:  We identified patients from two community hospitals who were undergoing duodenal biopsy for indications (as identified by International Classification of Diseases code) compatible with possible celiac disease...
December 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217961/clinical-profile-and-outcome-of-pediatrics-tetanus-the-experience-of-a-tertiary-hospital-in-ethiopia
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Henok Tadele
Background: Tetanus is an acute vaccine preventable illness manifested by neuromuscular dysfunction due to a potent exotoxin, tetanospasmin produced by Clostridium tetani. It is a common health problem in developing countries like Ethiopia. The aim of this study was to assess clinical profile and outcome of Pediatrics tetanus in a referral hospital, South Ethiopia. Methods: This is a retrospective cross-sectional study of medical records of 24 Pediatric tetanus patients who were admitted from July 2014 to June 2016 to the Pediatrics Department of Hawassa University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Hawassa-Ethiopia...
September 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217953/assessment-of-pediatrics-radiation-dose-from-routine-x-ray-examination-at-jimma-university-hospital-southwest-ethiopia
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Mesfin Zewdu, Elias Kadir, Melkamu Berhane
Background: Given the fact that children are more sensitive to ionizing radiation than adults, with an increased risk of developing radiation-induced cancer, special care should be taken when they undergo X-ray examinations. The main aim of the current study was to determine Entrance Surface Dose (ESD) to pediatric patients arising from routine x-ray examination in the Radiology Department of Jimma University Specialized Hospital (JUSH). Methods: Descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted on pediatric patients less than 15 years of age who visited to seek x-ray examinations in JUSH...
September 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217930/symptomatic-cholilithiasis-and-cholecystectomy-for-a-9-month-old-infant-a-case-report
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Hailu Wondimu
Background: Symptomatic cholilithiasis is rare in children. Thus, a high degree of suspicion is required for diagnosis. Once a child is diagnosed with symptomatic cholilithiasis, cholecystectomy is required to relieve the symptoms and prevent complication. Case Details: A 9-month-old infant from Addis Ababa presented to the Pediatric Department of ZewdituMemorial Hospital on January 30, 2015 with irritability, abdominal pain. On workup, she was found to have gall stones, and her condition was at last attributed to biliary colic after months of follow-up in the Department of Pediatrics...
May 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217671/positive-change-in-feedback-perceptions-and-behavior-a-10-year-follow-up-study
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Dorene F Balmer, Rebecca Tenney-Soeiro, Erika Mejia, Beth Rezet
BACKGROUND: Providing and learning from feedback are essential components of medical education, and typically described as resistant to change. But given a decade of change in the clinical context in which feedback occurs, the authors asked if, and how, perceptions of feedback and feedback behaviors might have changed in response to contextual affordances. METHODS: In 2017, the authors conducted a follow-up, ethnographic study on 2 general pediatric floors at the same children's hospital where another ethnographic study on a general pediatric floor was conducted in 2007...
December 7, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217525/integration-of-mobile-devices-to-facilitate-patient-care-and-teaching-during-family-centered-rounds
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Angela S Byrd, Pamela M McMahon, Richard J Vath, Michael Bolton, Melissa Roy
OBJECTIVES: The increasing prevalence of mobile devices in clinical settings has the potential to improve both patient care and education. The benefits are particularly promising in the context of family-centered rounds in inpatient pediatric settings. We aimed to increase mobile device usage by inpatient rounding teams by 50% in 6 months. We hoped to demonstrate that use of mobile devices would improve access to patient care and educational information and to determine if use would improve efficiency and perceptions of clinical teaching...
December 7, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216902/improved-drug-safety-through-intensive-pharmacovigilance-in-hospitalized-pediatric-patients
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Alan O Vázquez-Alvarez, Lorena Michele Brennan-Bourdon, Ana Rosa Rincón-Sánchez, María Cristina Islas-Carbajal, Selene G Huerta-Olvera
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to detect and analyze Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) through Intensive Pharmacovigilance (IPV) in hospitalized pediatric patients to improve drug safety. METHODS: A prospective 6-month cross-sectional study was performed in the pediatric service of a regional hospital in Mexico in order to assess hospitalized children from 1 day to 18 years old. The inclusion criteria were: both genders, all hospitalization causes, and at least one prescribed medication (indistinct drug group)...
December 8, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
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