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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917707/management-of-pneumonia-in-the-pediatric-critical-care-unit-an-area-for-antimicrobial-stewardship
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Aimee M Dassner, David P Nicolau, Jennifer E Girotto
Pediatric pneumonia is one of the most common causes of childhood infection requiring hospitalization and is a substantial driver of antimicrobial use among hospitalized children. About 12-20% of pediatric patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) require critical care. Additionally, nosocomial pneumonias (i.e. hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonias) are responsible for 15-53% of hospital-associated infections and are the most common indication for empiric antibiotics in the pediatric intensive care unit...
December 4, 2016: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894556/benchmarking-pain-assessment-rate-in-critical-care-transport
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Ryan J Reichert, M David Gothard, Hamilton P Schwartz, Michael T Bigham
The purpose of this study is to determine the rate of pain assessment in pediatric neonatal critical care transport (PNCCT). The GAMUT database was interrogated for an 18-month period and excluded programs with less than 10% pediatric or neonatal patient contacts and less than 3 months of any metric data reporting during the study period. We hypothesized pain assessment during PNCCT is superior to prehospital pain assessment rates, although inferior to in-hospital rates. Sixty-two programs representing 104,445 patient contacts were analyzed...
November 2016: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872993/cardiac-catheterization-in-pediatric-patients-supported-by-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-a-15-year-experience
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Nicholas S Boscamp, Mariel E Turner, Matthew Crystal, Brett Anderson, Julie A Vincent, Alejandro J Torres
Cardiac catheterization is commonly performed in patients being supported by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). We aimed to evaluate the safety, benefit, and outcomes of catheterization in pediatric patients supported by ECMO. Retrospective review of cardiac catheterizations performed in patients ≤18 years of age while on ECMO at a large tertiary care center between January 2000 and May 2015. A total of 55 catheterizations were performed on 51 patients during 53 unique ECMO courses. Indications for ECMO include ventricular dysfunction (22), cardiac arrest (20), inability to wean from cardiopulmonary bypass (7), and persistent cyanosis (4)...
November 21, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866110/dysbiosis-in-the-intensive-care-unit-microbiome-science-coming-to-the-bedside
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REVIEW
Georgios D Kitsios, Michael J Morowitz, Robert P Dickson, Gary B Huffnagle, Bryan J McVerry, Alison Morris
Complex microbial communities within the human body, constituting the microbiome, have a broad impact on human health and disease. A growing body of research now examines the role of the microbiome in patients with critical illness, such as sepsis and acute respiratory failure. In this article, we provide an introduction to microbiome concepts and terminology and we systematically review the current evidence base of the critical-illness microbiome, including 51 studies in animal models and pediatric and adult critically ill patients...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858502/prehospital-providers-perceptions-on-providing-patient-and-family-centered-care
#5
Emily M Ayub, Esther M Sampayo, Manish I Shah, Cara B Doughty
BACKGROUND: A gap exists in understanding a provider's approach to delivering care that is mutually beneficial to patients, families, and other providers in the prehospital setting. The purpose of this study was to identify attitudes, beliefs, and perceived barriers to providing patient and family centered care (PFCC) in the prehospital setting and to describe potential solutions for improving PFCC during critical pediatric events. METHODS: We conducted a qualitative, cross-sectional study of a purposive sample of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and paramedics from an urban, municipal, fire-based EMS system, who participated in the Pediatric Simulation Training for Emergency Prehospital Providers (PediSTEPPS) course...
November 18, 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856009/redefining-ladd-s-path
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REVIEW
Mary E Fallat
Inspiration and innovation go hand in hand. Throughout history tragedies, including those personal and life altering, have inspired susceptible minds to find innovative ways to educate and tackle difficult problems. This address is first about origins. It weaves the story of how incredible individuals and events have shaped similar circumstances into not only our profession of pediatric surgery beginning with William E. Ladd, but also the emergency and trauma care system in this country. The address circles back to look at the past and future of our profession of pediatric surgery...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848889/contemporary-pediatric-palliative-care-myths-and-barriers-to-integration-into-clinical-care
#7
Stefan J Friedrichsdorf
At least 20 million children would benefit from Pediatric Palliative Care (PPC) annually, and 8 million children would need specialized PPC services. In the USA alone, more than 42,000 children 0-19 years died in 2013, fifty-five percent of them infants younger than 1 year. This article aims to critically review eight common assumptions, myths and barriers, which may hinder the implementation of PPC into the care of a child with advanced serious illnesses. Interdisciplinary PPC is about matching treatment to patient goals and is considered specialized medical care for children with serious illness...
November 15, 2016: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811586/verbal-communication-during-airway-management-and-emergent-endotracheal-intubation-observations-of-team-behavior-among-multi-institutional-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-in-situ-simulations
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Ranna A Rozenfeld, Anna P Nannicelli, Alexandra R Brown, Walter J Eppich, Donna M Woods, Steven O Lestrud, Zehava L Noah, Jane L Holl
OBJECTIVE: To assess health-care teams' verbal communication, an observable teamwork behavior, during simulations involving pediatric emergency airway management and intubation. METHODS: We conducted video-recorded, risk-informed in situ simulations at 5 hospitals with pediatric intensive care units in the Chicago, Illinois, area. Clinicians participated in their clinical roles (eg, attending physician, bedside nurse) and had access to hospital operational systems (eg, electronic health record, medical imaging, laboratory services)...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801690/five-decades-of-pediatric-heart-transplantation-challenges-overcome-challenges-remaining
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Steven Zangwill
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pediatric heart transplants continue to be the therapy of choice for children with end stage heart failure. The interplay of limited donor supply, improvement in ventricular assist device (VAD) technology and utilization, and a focus on optimizing long-term outcomes make it critically important for practitioners to be aware of an evolving diagnostic and therapeutic arsenal. RECENT FINDINGS: Data suitable to define best practices for pediatric heart transplantation consist of an amalgam of small single center series, registry reviews and judicious inference from adult studies...
January 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798539/pediatric-minor-traumatic-brain-injury-with-intracranial-hemorrhage-identifying-low-risk-patients-who-may-not-benefit-from-icu-admission
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Erin Comer Burns, Beech Burns, Craig D Newgard, Amber Laurie, Rongwei Fu, Theresa Graif, Casey S Ward, Abbie Bauer, David Steinhardt, Laura M Ibsen, David M Spiro
BACKGROUND: Pediatric patients with any severity of traumatic intracranial hemorrhage (tICH) are often admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) for early detection of secondary injury. We hypothesize that there is a subset of these patients with mild injury and tICH for whom ICU care is unnecessary. OBJECTIVES: To quantify tICH frequency and describe disposition and to identify patients at low risk of inpatient critical care intervention (CCI). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients aged 0 to 17 years with tICH at a single level I trauma center from 2008 to 2013...
October 28, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790606/nutrition-a-primary-therapy-in-pediatric-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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REVIEW
Bryan Wilson, Katri Typpo
Appropriate nutrition is an essential component of intensive care management of children with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and is linked to patient outcomes. One out of every two children in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) will develop malnutrition or have worsening of baseline malnutrition and present with specific micronutrient deficiencies. Early and adequate enteral nutrition (EN) is associated with improved 60-day survival after pediatric critical illness, and, yet, despite early EN guidelines, critically ill children receive on average only 55% of goal calories by PICU day 10...
2016: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779512/the-discriminatory-patient-and-family-strategies-to-address-discrimination-towards-trainees
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Emily E Whitgob, Rebecca L Blankenburg, Alyssa L Bogetz
PURPOSE: Trainee mistreatment remains an important and serious medical education issue. Mistreatment toward trainees by the medical team has been described; mistreatment by patients and families has not. Motivated by discrimination towards a resident by a family in their emergency department, the authors sought to identify strategies for trainees and physicians to respond effectively to mistreatment by patients and families. METHOD: A purposeful sample of pediatric faculty educational leaders was recruited from April-June 2014 at Stanford University...
November 2016: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776621/the-factor-structure-of-the-posttraumatic-growth-inventory-in-parents-of-critically-ill-children
#13
Rocío Rodríguez-Rey, Jesús Alonso-Tapia, Nancy Kassam-Adams, Helena Garrido-Hernansaiz
BACKGROUND: Posttraumatic growth (PTG) was conceptualized as consisting of changes in three broad dimensions; Self, interpersonal relationships, and philosophy of life. The aim of this study is to analyze the factor structure of the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI) in a sample of parents whose children had survived a critical hospitalization in order to consider the structural validity of the PTGI scores for this population and to report our understanding of PTG as a construct. METHODS: 143 parents completed the PTGI 6 months after their child’s discharge from pediatric intensive care...
November 2016: Psicothema
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749805/a-grounded-theory-qualitative-analysis-of-interprofessional-providers-perceptions-on-caring-for-critically-ill-infants-and-children-in-pediatric-and-general-emergency-departments
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Sandeep Gangadharan, Gunjan Tiyyagura, Marcie Gawel, Barbara M Walsh, Linda L Brown, Megan Lavoie, Khoon-Yen Tay, Marc A Auerbach
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to explore pediatric emergency department (PED) and general emergency department (GED) providers' perceptions on caring for critically ill infants and children. METHODS: This study utilized qualitative methods to examine the perceptions of emergency department providers caring for critically ill infants and children. Teams of providers participated in 4 in situ simulation cases followed by facilitated debriefings. Debriefings were recorded and professionally transcribed...
October 4, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749669/zika-virus-disease-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#15
Richmond Darko, Jessica L Mashburn
Zika virus (ZIKV) infection and its associated complications have become a significant public health concern. Zika virus is a Flavivirus, and is transmitted to humans by Aedes species mosquitoes. In May 2015, the World Health Organization reported the first locally acquired transmission of ZIKV in Brazil, the first case in the Western Hemisphere. There have also been reports of increased incidence of microcephaly and other neurologic complications associated with ZIKV infection, as well as a 20-fold increase in the incidence of Guillain-Barre Syndrome during ZIKV outbreaks...
October 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749629/bottle-tongue-entrapment-increasingly-popular-soda-becomes-airway-emergency
#16
Michael T Long, Matthew P Murray
Tongue entrapments within bottles are very rare childhood mishaps. The most immediate hazard in a tongue entrapment is airway obstruction. Tongue entrapment is an airway emergency; contingency planning to maintain airway patency, oxygenation, and ventilation is critical. Here, we report the case of a 5-year-old girl presenting to a pediatric emergency department with an increasingly popular novelty soda bottle, featuring a unique and dangerous design, entrapped on her tongue. Operative removal was anticipated...
September 30, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717943/pediatric-pain-management-what-are-we-able-to-do-in-polish-emergency-medical-services
#17
Beata Rybojad, Mariusz Goniewicz, Daniel Sieniawski
Pain management in emergency medical care remains underestimated, especially in pediatric patients. This is due to neglecting the issue, lack of knowledge in the appropriate use of analgesics and finally- the fear of being criticized by physicians in hospital departments. Moreover, it is difficult to objectively assess a child with acute pain. Even experienced "adult" anesthesiologists wonder how to recognize if a child suffers strong pain or is just anxious. Many different pain scales are available and some of them may be used in emergency medical care...
2016: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27690714/can-ems-providers-provide-appropriate-tidal-volumes-in-a-simulated-adult-sized-patient-with-a-pediatric-sized-bag-valve-mask
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Jeffrey Siegler, Melissa Kroll, Susan Wojcik, Hawnwan Philip Moy
INTRODUCTION: In the prehospital setting, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals rely on providing positive pressure ventilation with a bag-valve-mask (BVM). Multiple emergency medicine and critical care studies have shown that lung-protective ventilation protocols reduce morbidity and mortality. Our primary objective was to determine if a group of EMS professionals could provide ventilations with a smaller BVM that would be sufficient to ventilate patients. Secondary objectives included 1) if the pediatric bag provided volumes similar to lung-protective ventilation in the hospital setting and 2) compare volumes provided to the patient depending on the type of airway (mask, King tube, and intubation)...
October 3, 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685673/emerging-new-delhi-metallo-%C3%AE-lactamase-1-type-producing-gram-negative-bacteria-isolated-from-cairo-university-pediatric-hospital-cairo-egypt
#19
Mona Wassef, Mona Abdelhaleim, Doaa Ghaith, Yasmin El-Mahdy
New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM) compromises the efficacy of almost all β-lactam antibiotics, including carbapenems. This study aimed to screen for the blaNDM-1-type gene and NDM-1-type carbapenemase production among Gram-negative bacteria in Cairo University Pediatric Hospital (Cairo, Egypt). Among 382 Gram-negative clinical isolates collected over the period October 2013 to May 2014, 100 clinical isolates showing reduced carbapenem (imipenem and meropenem) susceptibility were included in this study. Initial phenotypic screening for NDM enzyme production was performed by Etest for metallo-β-lactamases (EMBL)...
December 2016: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27679964/strategic-planning-for-research-in-pediatric-critical-care
#20
Robert F Tamburro, Tammara L Jenkins, Patrick M Kochanek
OBJECTIVE: To summarize the scientific priorities and potential future research directions for pediatric critical care research discussed by a panel of experts at the inaugural Strategic Planning Conference of the Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. DATA SOURCES: Expert opinion expressed during the Strategic Planning Conference. STUDY SELECTION: Not applicable...
November 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
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