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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797314/intravenous-sotalol-use-in-a-complex-critically-ill-child-balancing-the-systems-in-choosing-antiarrhythmic-medication
#1
Michele M Pasierb, Stephen P Seslar
In critically ill children, multi-organ-system disease can influence the choice of antiarrhythmic medication. Intravenous therapy is often necessary. There is a scarcity of paediatric critical-care cases demonstrating the dosing, monitoring, and efficacy of intravenous sotalol. This case demonstrates the effective use of intravenous sotalol in an adolescent with renal, hepatic, and haematological dysfunctions.
August 11, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771680/safety-and-efficacy-of-rescue-flexible-bronchoscopic-intubation-using-the-bentson-floppy-tip-guidewire-via-a-supraglottic-airway-in-critically-ill-children
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D Cross, A Nyman, P James, A Durward
Difficulty in tracheal intubation in paediatric intensive care patients is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Delays to intubation and interruption to oxygenation and ventilation are poorly tolerated. We developed a safe and atraumatic tracheal intubation technique. A floppy-tipped guidewire and airway exchange catheter were placed to a pre-determined length under bronchoscopic guidance while oxygenation and ventilation was maintained via a supraglottic airway device (SAD). We performed a retrospective review of this technique on patients who were either known to have or who had an unexpected difficultly in intubation...
August 3, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760690/validity-of-contents-of-a-paediatric-critical-comfort-scale-using-mixed-methodology
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A Bosch-Alcaraz, I Jordan-Garcia, S Alcolea-Monge, R Fernández-Lorenzo, E Carrasquer-Feixa, M Ferrer-Orona, A Falcó-Pegueroles
INTRODUCTION: Critical illness in paediatric patients includes acute conditions in a healthy child as well as exacerbations of chronic disease, and therefore these situations must be clinically managed in Critical Care Units. The role of the paediatric nurse is to ensure the comfort of these critically ill patients. To that end, instruments are required that correctly assess critical comfort. OBJECTIVE: To describe the process for validating the content of a paediatric critical comfort scale using mixed-method research...
July 28, 2017: Enfermería Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738850/brain-biomarkers-and-pre-injury-cognition-are-associated-with-long-term-cognitive-outcome-in-children-with-traumatic-brain-injury
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Amy A Wilkinson, Maureen Dennis, Nevena Simic, Margot J Taylor, Benjamin R Morgan, Helena Frndova, Karen Choong, Craig Campbell, Douglas Fraser, Vicki Anderson, Anne-Marie Guerguerian, Russell Schachar, Jamie Hutchison
BACKGROUND: Children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are frequently at risk of long-term impairments of attention and executive functioning but these problems are difficult to predict. Although deficits have been reported to vary with injury severity, age at injury and sex, prognostication of outcome remains imperfect at a patient-specific level. The objective of this proof of principle study was to evaluate a variety of patient variables, along with six brain-specific and inflammatory serum protein biomarkers, as predictors of long-term cognitive outcome following paediatric TBI...
July 24, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705790/children-with-life-limiting-conditions-in-paediatric-intensive-care-units-a-national-cohort-data-linkage-study
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Lorna K Fraser, Roger Parslow
OBJECTIVE: To determine how many children are admitted to paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) with life-limiting conditions (LLCs) and their outcomes. DESIGN: National cohort, data-linkage study. SETTING: PICUs in England. PATIENTS: Children admitted to a UK PICU (1 January 2004 and 31 March 2015) were identified in the Paediatric Intensive Care Audit Network dataset. Linkage to hospital episodes statistics enabled identification of children with a LLC using an International Classification of Diseases (ICD10) code list...
July 13, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705560/les-enjeux-de-la-transition-de-la-p%C3%A3-diatrie-vers-la-m%C3%A3-decine-d%C3%A2-adultes
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Nizar Mahlaoui, Béatrice Langellier-Bellevue
The transfer or transition from paediatric care to adult medicine is, for a large number of adolescents and young adults being monitored for a rare and/or chronic pathology, as well as for the care teams, a critical period in their medical journey and in their life. It is both an individual and a public health issue, with medical-economic consequences. At the hôpital Necker-Enfants malades in Paris, a specific programme has been implemented aimed at the patients and carers.
July 2017: Soins. Pédiatrie, Puériculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692913/particle-and-bioaerosol-characteristics-in-a-paediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Congrong He, Ian M Mackay, Kay Ramsay, Zhen Liang, Timothy Kidd, Luke D Knibbs, Graham Johnson, Donna McNeale, Rebecca Stockwell, Mark G Coulthard, Debbie A Long, Tara J Williams, Caroline Duchaine, Natalie Smith, Claire Wainwright, Lidia Morawska
The paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) provides care to critically ill neonates, infants and children. These patients are vulnerable and susceptible to the environment surrounding them, yet there is little information available on indoor air quality and factors affecting it within a PICU. To address this gap in knowledge we conducted continuous indoor and outdoor airborne particle concentration measurements over a two-week period at the Royal Children's Hospital PICU in Brisbane, Australia, and we also collected 82 bioaerosol samples to test for the presence of bacterial and viral pathogens...
July 7, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688998/targeted-temperature-management-in-the-icu-guidelines-from-a-french-expert-panel
#8
Alain Cariou, Jean-Francois Payen, Karim Asehnoune, Gerard Audibert, Astrid Botte, Olivier Brissaud, Guillaume Debaty, Sandrine Deltour, Nicolas Deye, Nicolas Engrand, Gilles Francony, Stéphane Legriel, Bruno Levy, Philippe Meyer, Jean-Christophe Orban, Sylvain Renolleau, Bernard Vigue, Laure De Saint Blanquat, Cyrille Mathien, Lionel Velly
Over the recent period, the use of induced hypothermia has gained an increasing interest for critically ill patients, in particular in brain-injured patients. The term "targeted temperature management" (TTM) has now emerged as the most appropriate when referring to interventions used to reach and maintain a specific level temperature for each individual. TTM may be used to prevent fever, to maintain normothermia, or to lower core temperature. This treatment is widely used in intensive care units, mostly as a primary neuroprotective method...
July 5, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687343/the-montreux-definition-of-neonatal-ards-biological-and-clinical-background-behind-the-description-of-a-new-entity
#9
REVIEW
Daniele De Luca, Anton H van Kaam, David G Tingay, Sherry E Courtney, Olivier Danhaive, Virgilio P Carnielli, Luc J Zimmermann, Martin C J Kneyber, Pierre Tissieres, Joe Brierley, Giorgio Conti, Jane J Pillow, Peter C Rimensberger
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is undefined in neonates, despite the long-standing existing formal recognition of ARDS syndrome in later life. We describe the Neonatal ARDS Project: an international, collaborative, multicentre, and multidisciplinary project which aimed to produce an ARDS consensus definition for neonates that is applicable from the perinatal period. The definition was created through discussions between five expert members of the European Society for Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care; four experts of the European Society for Paediatric Research; two independent experts from the USA and two from Australia...
August 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653434/injury-from-falls-in-infants-under-one-year
#10
Christopher S Mulligan, Susan Adams, Dimitra Tzioumi, Julie Brown
AIM: Falls in infants are a common cause of injury. Compared to older children, infants under age one are likely to have distinctive causation and injury patterns, as they are pre-mobile or have limited independent mobility and falls are more directly the responsibility of the care giver. There is little known about the mechanistic factors, predictors of injury and injury patterns in this age group. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of infants under age one who presented after a fall to a paediatric trauma centre in Sydney, Australia...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640510/paediatric-intensive-care-nurses-decision-making-around-gastric-residual-volume-measurement
#11
Lyvonne N Tume, Lynne Latten, Lindsay Kenworthy
BACKGROUND: Measuring gastric residual volume (GRV) to guide enteral feeding is a common nursing practice in intensive care units, yet little evidence supports this practice. In addition, this practice has been shown to potentially contribute to inadequate energy delivery in intensive care, which remains a problem in critically ill children. AIMS: We aimed to explore paediatric intensive care nurses' decision-making surrounding this practice. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional electronic survey in a single mixed general and cardiac surgical PICU in the UK...
June 22, 2017: Nursing in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637741/the-closed-trial-clonidine-compared-with-midazolam-for-sedation-of-paediatric-patients-in-the-intensive-care-unit-study-protocol-for-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
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Antje Neubert, Manuel Alberto Baarslag, Monique van Dijk, Joost van Rosmalen, Joseph F Standing, Yucheng Sheng, Wolfgang Rascher, Deborah Roberts, Jackie Winslade, Louise Rawcliffe, Sara M Hanning, Tuuli Metsvaht, Viviana Giannuzzi, Peter Larsson, Pavla Pokorná, Alessandra Simonetti, Dick Tibboel
INTRODUCTION: Sedation is an essential part of paediatric critical care. Midazolam, often in combination with opioids, is the current gold standard drug. However, as it is a far-from-ideal agent, clonidine is increasingly being used in children. This drug is prescribed off-label for this indication, as many drugs in paediatrics are. Therefore, the CLOSED trial aims to provide data on the pharmacokinetics, safety and efficacy of clonidine for the sedation of mechanically ventilated patients in order to obtain a paediatric-use marketing authorisation...
June 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631089/targeted-temperature-management-in-the-icu-guidelines-from-a-french-expert-panel
#13
REVIEW
Alain Cariou, Jean-François Payen, Karim Asehnoune, Gerard Audibert, Astrid Botte, Olivier Brissaud, Guillaume Debaty, Sandrine Deltour, Nicolas Deye, Nicolas Engrand, Gilles Francony, Stéphane Legriel, Bruno Levy, Philippe Meyer, Jean-Christophe Orban, Sylvain Renolleau, Bernard Vigue, Laure De Saint Blanquat, Cyrille Mathien, Lionel Velly
Over the recent period, the use of induced hypothermia has gained an increasing interest for critically ill patients, in particular in brain-injured patients. The term "targeted temperature management" (TTM) has now emerged as the most appropriate when referring to interventions used to reach and maintain a specific level temperature for each individual. TTM may be used to prevent fever, to maintain normothermia, or to lower core temperature. This treatment is widely used in intensive care units, mostly as a primary neuroprotective method...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629473/emergency-treatment-with-levetiracetam-or-phenytoin-in-status-epilepticus-in-children-the-eclipse-study-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Mark D Lyttle, Carrol Gamble, Shrouk Messahel, Helen Hickey, Anand Iyer, Kerry Woolfall, Amy Humphreys, Naomi E A Bacon, Louise Roper, Franz E Babl, Stuart R Dalziel, Mary Ryan, Richard E Appleton
BACKGROUND: Convulsive status epilepticus (CSE) is the most common life-threatening neurological emergency in childhood. These children are also at risk of significant morbidity, with acute and chronic impact on the family and the health and social care systems. The current recommended first-choice, second-line treatment in children aged 6 months and above is intravenous phenytoin (fosphenytoin in the USA), although there is a lack of evidence for its use and it is associated with significant side effects...
June 19, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627014/review-article-paediatric-status-epilepticus-in-the-pre-hospital-setting-an-update
#15
REVIEW
Jeremy Furyk, Kerriane Watt, Theophilus I Emeto, Stuart Dalziel, Daniel Bodnar, Kate Riney, Franz E Babl
Paediatric status epilepticus (SE) is a medical emergency and a common critical condition confronting pre-hospital providers. Management in the pre-hospital environment is challenging but considered extremely important as a potentially modifiable factor on outcome. Recent data from multicentre clinical trials, quality observational studies and consensus documents have influenced management in this area, and is important to both pre-hospital providers and emergency physicians. The objective of this review was to: (i) present an overview of the available evidence relevant to pre-hospital care of paediatric SE; and (ii) assess the current pre-hospital practice guidelines in Australia and New Zealand...
June 18, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626956/markedly-increased-incidence-of-critical-illness-in-adults-with-type-1-diabetes
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R A Marrie, E A C Sellers, H Chen, R Fransoo, C N Bernstein, C A Hitchon, C A Peschken, A Garland
AIMS: To compare the incidence of and mortality after intensive care unit admission in adults with paediatric-onset Type 1 diabetes vs the general population. METHODS: Using population-based administrative data from Manitoba, Canada, we identified 814 cases of paediatric-onset Type 1 diabetes, and 3579 general population controls matched on age, sex and region of residence. We estimated the incidence of intensive care unit admission in adulthood, and compared the findings between populations using incidence rate ratios and multivariable Cox proportional hazards regression, adjusting for age, sex, comorbidity and socio-economic status...
June 19, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606907/first-line-support-for-assistance-in-breathing-in-children-first-abc-protocol-for-a-multicentre-randomised-feasibility-trial-of-non-invasive-respiratory-support-in-critically-ill-children
#17
Padmanabhan Ramnarayan, Paula Lister, Troy Dominguez, Parviz Habibi, Naomi Edmonds, Ruth Canter, Paul Mouncey, Mark J Peters
INTRODUCTION: Over 18 000 children are admitted annually to UK paediatric intensive care units (PICUs), of whom nearly 75% receive respiratory support (invasive and/or non-invasive). Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) has traditionally been used to provide first-line non-invasive respiratory support (NRS) in PICUs; however, high-flow nasal cannula therapy (HFNC), a novel mode of NRS, has recently gained popularity despite the lack of high-quality trial evidence to support its effectiveness...
June 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597358/working-towards-an-appropriate-use-of-ibuprofen-in-children-an-evidence-based-appraisal
#18
REVIEW
Maurizio de Martino, Alberto Chiarugi, Attilio Boner, Giovanni Montini, Gianluigi L De' Angelis
Ibuprofen is the most widely used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for the treatment of inflammation, mild-to-moderate pain and fever in children, and is the only NSAID approved for use in children aged ≥3 months. Its efficacy and safety profile have led to its increasing use in paediatric care, even without medical prescription. However, an increase of suspected adverse reactions to ibuprofen has been noted in concomitance with the raised, often medically unsupervised, consumption of the drug...
August 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595614/a-multicentre-randomised-intervention-study-of-the-paediatric-early-warning-score-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#19
Claus Sixtus Jensen, Hanne Aagaard, Hanne Vebert Olesen, Hans Kirkegaard
BACKGROUND: Patients' evolving critical illness can be predicted and prevented. However, failure to identify the signs of critical illness and subsequent lack of appropriate action for patients developing acute and critical illness remain a problem. Challenges in assessing whether a child is critically ill may be due to children's often uncharacteristic symptoms of serious illness. Children may seem relatively unaffected until shortly before circulatory and respiratory failure and cardiac arrest...
June 8, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584925/peripherally-inserted-central-catheters-are-associated-with-lower-risk-of-bloodstream-infection-compared-with-central-venous-catheters-in-paediatric-intensive-care-patients-a-propensity-adjusted-analysis
#20
Ricardo Silveira Yamaguchi, Danilo Teixeira Noritomi, Natalia Viu Degaspare, Gabriela Ortega Cisternas Muñoz, Ana Paula Matos Porto, Silvia Figueiredo Costa, Otavio T Ranzani
PURPOSE: Central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) is an important cause of complications in paediatric intensive care units (PICUs). Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) could be an alternative to central venous catheters (CVCs) and the effect of PICCs compared with CVCs on CLABSI prevention is unknown in PICUs. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate whether PICCs were associated with a protective effect for CLABSI when compared to CVCs in critically ill children. METHODS: We have carried out a retrospective multicentre study in four PICUs in São Paulo, Brazil...
August 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
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