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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436579/infection-related-mortality-in-hispanic-and-non-hispanic-children-with-cancer
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Rochelle R Smits-Seemann, Jacob Pettit, Hongyan Li, Anne C Kirchhoff, Mark N Fluchel
BACKGROUND: Hispanic children with cancer experience poorer survival than their White counterparts. Infection is a known cause of cancer-related mortality; however, little is known about the risk of infection-related death among Hispanic children with cancer. We examine the association of Hispanic ethnicity with infection-related mortality and life-threatening events among children with cancer. PROCEDURE: For a cohort of all pediatric cancer patients diagnosed from 1986 to 2012 and treated at a single tertiary care center, we obtained national death records to determine all-cause mortality and infection-related mortality, as well as intensive care unit (ICU) admissions as a surrogate for life-threatening events...
April 24, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435316/subanesthetic-ketamine-for-pain-management-in-hospitalized-children-adolescents-and-young-adults-a-single-center-cohort-study
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Kathy A Sheehy, Caroline Lippold, Amy L Rice, Raissa Nobrega, Julia C Finkel, Zenaide Mn Quezado
BACKGROUND: Subanesthetic doses of ketamine, an N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor antagonist used as an adjuvant to opioid for the treatment of pain in adults with acute and chronic pain, have been shown, in some instances, to improve pain intensity and to decrease opioid intake. However, less is known about the role of ketamine in pain management in children, adolescents, and young adults. PURPOSE: We examined the effects of subanesthetic ketamine on pain intensity and opioid intake in children, adolescents, and young adults with acute and chronic pain syndromes treated in an inpatient setting...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433581/therapeutic-burst-suppression-coma-in-pediatric-febrile-refractory-status-epilepticus
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Jainn-Jim Lin, Cheng-Che Chou, Shih-Yun Lan, Hsiang-Ju Hsiao, Yu Wang, Oi-Wa Chan, Shao-Hsuan Hsia, Huei-Shyong Wang, Kuang-Lin Lin
BACKGROUND: Evidence for the beneficial effect of therapeutic burst-suppression coma in pediatric patients with febrile refractory status epilepticus is limited, and the clinical outcomes of this treatment strategy are largely unknown. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore the outcomes of therapeutic burst-suppression coma in a series of children with febrile refractory status epilepticus. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed consecutive pediatric patients with febrile refractory status epilepticus admitted to our pediatric intensive care unit between January 2000 and December 2013...
April 19, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423223/implementation-and-preliminary-effectiveness-of-a-real-time-pain-management-smartphone-app-for-adolescents-with-cancer-a-multicenter-pilot-clinical-study
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Lindsay A Jibb, Bonnie J Stevens, Paul C Nathan, Emily Seto, Joseph A Cafazzo, Donna L Johnston, Vanessa Hum, Jennifer N Stinson
BACKGROUND: Pain in adolescents with cancer (12-18 years) is common and negatively impacts health-related quality of life (HRQL). The Pain Squad+ smartphone app, which provides adolescents with real-time pain self-management support, was developed to address this issue. This study evaluated the implementation of the app to inform a future randomized controlled trial (RCT) and obtain treatment effect estimates for pain intensity, pain interference, HRQL, and self-efficacy. PROCEDURE: A one-group baseline/poststudy design with 40 adolescents recruited from two pediatric tertiary care centers was used...
April 19, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422948/beyond-the-uterine-environment-nonhuman-primate-model-to-investigate-maternal-fetal-and-neonatal-outcomes-following-chronic-intrauterine-infection
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Meredith A Kelleher, Zheng Liu, Xiaojie Wang, Christopher D Kroenke, Lisa A Houser, Brandy L Dozier, Lauren D Martin, Ken B Waites, Cindy McEvoy, Robert L Schelonka, Peta L Grigsby
BACKGROUND: Intrauterine infection is a significant cause of early preterm birth. We have developed a fetal-neonatal model in the rhesus macaque to determine the impact of chronic intrauterine infection with Ureaplasma parvum on early neonatal reflexes and brain development. METHODS: Time-mated, pregnant rhesus macaques were randomized to be inoculated with U. parvum (serovar 1; 10(5)cfu) or control media at ~120 dGA. Neonates were delivered by elective hysterotomy at 135-147 dGA (term=167d) stabilized and cared for in our nonhuman primate neonatal intensive care unit...
April 19, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417683/tracheostomy-for-severe-pediatric-obstructive-sleep-apnea-indications-and-outcomes
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Christopher J Rizzi, Julian D Amin, Amal Isaiah, Tulio A Valdez, Anita Jeyakumar, Suzanne E Smart, Kevin D Pereira
Objectives (1) To describe characteristics of pediatric patients undergoing tracheostomy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). (2) To highlight perioperative events and outcomes of the procedure. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Four tertiary care academic children's hospitals. Subjects and Methods Twenty-nine children aged <18 years from January 1, 2010, to December 31, 2015, who underwent tracheostomy for severe OSA, defined as an apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) >10, were included in the study...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416251/initial-asthma-severity-assessment-tools-as-predictors-of-hospitalization
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Natalia Paniagua, Amaia Elosegi, Isabel Duo, Ana Fernandez, Elisa Mojica, Lorea Martinez-Indart, Santiago Mintegi, Javier Benito
BACKGROUND: Assessment tools to classify and prioritize patients, such as systems of triage, and indicators of severity, such as clinical respiratory scores, are helpful in guiding the flow of asthmatic patients in the emergency department. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to assess the performance of the Pediatric Assessment Triangle (PAT), triage level (TL), Pulmonary Score (PS), and initial O2 saturation (O2 sat), in predicting hospitalization in pediatric acute asthma exacerbations...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411097/-acute-liver-failure-related-to-inherited-metabolic-diseases-in-young-children
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Filipa Dias Costa, Rita Moinho, Sandra Ferreira, Paula Garcia, Luísa Diogo, Isabel Gonçalves, Carla Pinto
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric acute liver failure (ALF) due to inherited metabolic diseases (IMD) is a rare life-threatening condition with a poor prognosis. Early intervention may be lifesaving. OBJECTIVE: To describe clinical presentation, investigation and outcomes of ALF related to IMD in young children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective review of the medical records of children aged up to 24 months, admitted to a tertiary pediatric and neonatal Intensive Care Unit during a 27-year period, fulfilling the ALF criteria, with documented metabolic etiology...
April 11, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408715/postoperative-infection-in-developing-world-congenital-heart-surgery-programs-data-from-the-international-quality-improvement-collaborative
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Amitabh Chanchal Sen, Debra Forbes Morrow, Rakhi Balachandran, Xinwei Du, Kimberlee Gauvreau, Byalal R Jagannath, Raman Krishna Kumar, Jennifer Koch Kupiec, Monica L Melgar, Nguyen Tran Chau, Gail Potter-Bynoe, Orlando Tamariz-Cruz, Kathy J Jenkins
BACKGROUND: Postoperative infections contribute substantially to morbidity and mortality after congenital heart disease surgery and are often preventable. We sought to identify risk factors for postoperative infection and the impact on outcomes after congenital heart surgery, using data from the International Quality Improvement Collaborative for Congenital Heart Surgery in Developing World Countries. METHODS AND RESULTS: Pediatric cardiac surgical cases performed between 2010 and 2012 at 27 participating sites in 16 developing countries were included...
April 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408236/unintentional-pediatric-cocaine-exposures-result-in-worse-outcomes-than-other-unintentional-pediatric-poisonings
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Patil Armenian, Michelle Fleurat, George Mittendorf, Kent R Olson
BACKGROUND: Unintentional pediatric cocaine exposures are rare but concerning due to potentially serious complications such as seizures, dysrhythmias, and death. OBJECTIVES: The objectives were to assess the demographic and clinical characteristics of pediatric cocaine exposures reported to the California Poison Control System. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of all confirmed pediatric (< 6 years of age) cocaine exposures reported to the California Poison Control System from January 1, 1997-September 30, 2010...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407067/evaluation-of-a-second-sign-process-for-antimicrobial-prior-authorization
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Aimee M Dassner, Jennifer E Girotto
Background.: A second-sign prospective restriction of select broad-spectrum antimicrobials was fully implemented in January 2015 as a pediatric antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) initiative to help ensure the most appropriate empiric use of ceftaroline, cefepime, fidaxomicin, linezolid, and vancomycin (intravenous). The objective of this evaluation is to assess the effectiveness of a forced second-sign process in the electronic medical record as a pediatric ASP strategy. We anticipated that the second-sign process for antibiotics would increase the appropriateness of empiric antibiotic use, as defined by preapproved criteria, clinical pathways, national guidelines, and pediatric-specific infectious diseases reference texts, while not causing significant delay in the initial administration of antibiotic therapy...
April 12, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400681/blood-glucose-variability-and-outcomes-in-critically-ill-children
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Kirti Mahadeorao Naranje, Banani Poddar, Arpita Bhriguvanshi, Richa Lal, Afzal Azim, Ratender K Singh, Mohan Gurjar, Arvind K Baronia
OBJECTIVES: To find the incidence of hyperglycemia (blood glucose [BG] ≥150 mg/dl), hypoglycemia (BG ≤60 mg/dl), and variability (presence of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia) in critically ill children in the 1(st) week of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) stay and their association with mortality, length of ICU stay, and organ dysfunction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The design was a retrospective observational cohort study. Consecutive children ≤18 years of age admitted from March 2003 to April 2012 in a combined adult and pediatric closed ICU...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398915/noise-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-what-does-the-evidence-tell-us
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Sharon G Casavant, Katherine Bernier, Sheena Andrews, Allison Bourgoin
BACKGROUND: In 2014, more than 10% of all births in the United States were preterm (born at <37-weeks' gestation). These high-risk infants will often spend weeks to months within the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), where noise levels can easily reach 120 decibels adjusted (dBA) on a regular and sometimes consistent basis. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that NICU sound levels remain below 45 dBA to promote optimal growth and development. PURPOSE: The purpose of this evidence-based brief is to critically appraise the literature concerning preterm infant response to noise within the NICU as well as the use of noise interventions to improve health outcomes for the vulnerable preterm infant population...
April 7, 2017: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395016/impact-of-commercial-computerized-provider-order-entry-cpoe-and-clinical-decision-support-systems-cdsss-on-medication-errors-length-of-stay-and-mortality-in-intensive-care-units-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mirela Prgomet, Ling Li, Zahra Niazkhani, Andrew Georgiou, Johanna I Westbrook
Objective: To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of the impact of commercial computerized provider order entry (CPOE) and clinical decision support systems (CDSSs) on medication errors, length of stay (LOS), and mortality in intensive care units (ICUs). Methods: We searched for English-language literature published between January 2000 and January 2016 using Medline, Embase, and CINAHL. Titles and abstracts of 586 unique citations were screened. Studies were included if they: (1) reported results for an ICU population; (2) evaluated the impact of CPOE or the addition of CDSSs to an existing CPOE system; (3) reported quantitative data on medication errors, ICU LOS, hospital LOS, ICU mortality, and/or hospital mortality; and (4) used a randomized controlled trial or quasi-experimental study design...
March 1, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394814/percutaneous-mechanical-circulatory-support-using-impella%C3%A2-devices-for-decompensated-cardiogenic-shock-a-pediatric-heart-center-experience
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Dhaval Parekh, Aamir Jeewa, Sebastian C Tume, William J Dreyer, Ricardo Pignatelli, David Horne, Henri Justino, Athar M Qureshi
Cardiogenic shock remains a significant cause of mortality and morbidity in children with heart failure. Percutaneous mechanical circulatory support may be an additional tool to augment left heart support and decompression in addition to conventional therapies. This report aims to review the clinical and hemodynamic outcomes of the Impella® device at a pediatric center. A retrospective review of all implants between October 2014 and November 2016 was conducted. Clinical outcomes, device implant techniques, complications, and hemodynamic data were collected...
April 6, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388381/protein-requirements-of-the-critically-ill-pediatric-patient
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Jorge A Coss-Bu, Jill Hamilton-Reeves, Jayshil J Patel, Claudia R Morris, Ryan T Hurt
This article includes a review of protein needs in children during health and illness, as well as a detailed discussion of protein metabolism, including nitrogen balance during critical illness, and assessment and prescription/delivery of protein to critically ill children. The determination of protein requirements in children has been difficult and challenging. The protein needs in healthy children should be based on the amount needed to ensure adequate growth during infancy and childhood. Compared with adults, children require a continuous supply of nutrients to maintain growth...
April 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387644/medical-necessity-of-routine-admission-of-children-with-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-to-the-intensive-care-unit
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Jared D Ament, Krista N Greenan, Patrick Tertulien, Joseph M Galante, Daniel K Nishijima, Marike Zwienenberg
OBJECTIVE Approximately 475,000 children are treated for traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the US each year; most are classified as mild TBI (Glasgow Coma Scale [GCS] Score 13-15). Patients with positive findings on head CT, defined as either intracranial hemorrhage or skull fracture, regardless of severity, are often transferred to tertiary care centers for intensive care unit (ICU) monitoring. This practice creates a significant burden on the health care system. The purpose of this investigation was to derive a clinical decision rule (CDR) to determine which children can safely avoid ICU care...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383546/mosaic-trisomy-16-what-are-the-obstetric-and-long-term-childhood-outcomes
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Teresa N Sparks, Kao Thao, Mary E Norton
PURPOSE: To evaluate obstetric and neonatal outcomes as well as long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes and quality of life among prenatally detected cases of mosaic trisomy (MT16) and confined placental mosaicism (CPM) for trisomy 16. METHODS: We recruited participants for this cross-sectional study through an international registry of families with children diagnosed with MT16 or CPM. Parents were interviewed about expectations based on prenatal counseling as well as about actual perinatal outcomes, congenital anomalies, medical conditions, and school progress...
April 6, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379901/the-utility-of-teleultrasound-to-guide-acute-patient-management
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Christian Becker, Mario Fusaro, Dhruv Patel, Isaac Shalom, William H Frishman, Corey Scurlock
Ultrasound has evolved into a core bedside tool for diagnostic and management purposes for all subsets of adult and pediatric critically-ill patients. Teleintensive care unit coverage has undergone a similar rapid expansion period throughout the United States. Round-the-clock access to ultrasound equipment is very common in today's intensive care unit, but 24/7 coverage with staff trained to acquire and interpret point-of-care ultrasound in real time is lagging behind equipment availability. Medical trainees and physician extenders require attending level supervision to ensure consistent image acquisition and accurate interpretation...
May 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377171/benefits-of-subspecialty-adherence-after-asthma-hospitalization-and-patient-perceived-barriers-to-care
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Neema Izadi, Jonathan S Tam
BACKGROUND: Comparative studies have demonstrated that asthma education to pediatric patients decreases average hospital usage and that allergy specialists provide stronger asthma education and more improved outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the real-world benefits of allergy subspecialty involvement outside inpatient consultation and the impediments for patients in establishing allergy subspecialty care. METHODS: The study population was composed mostly of minority children 0 to 18 years old seen at a large university-affiliated stand-alone children's hospital who had a hospital discharge diagnosis of asthma from 2009 to 2013...
April 1, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
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