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ARDS in children

Jonathan A Silversides, Emmet Major, Andrew J Ferguson, Emma E Mann, Daniel F McAuley, John C Marshall, Bronagh Blackwood, Eddy Fan
BACKGROUND: It is unknown whether a conservative approach to fluid administration or deresuscitation (active removal of fluid using diuretics or renal replacement therapy) is beneficial following haemodynamic stabilisation of critically ill patients. PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of conservative or deresuscitative fluid strategies in adults and children with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), sepsis or systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) in the post-resuscitation phase of critical illness...
October 12, 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
Francesca Perez-Marques, Pippa Simpson, Ke Yan, Michael W Quasney, Nadine Halligan, Daniel Merchant, Mary K Dahmer
BACKGROUND: Previous work has demonstrated a strong association between lung injury in African American children with pneumonia and a polymorphic (TG)mTn region in cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance (CFTR) involved in the generation of a nonfunctional CFTR protein lacking exon 9. A number of splicing factors that regulate the inclusion/exclusion of exon 9 have been identified. The objective of this study was to determine whether genetic variants in these splicing factors were associated with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in children with pneumonia...
2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Semiha Bahceci Erdem, Hikmet T Nacaroglu, Rana Isgüder, Canan S Unsal Karkiner, Hüdaver Alper, Demet Can
Hydrocarbon aspiration (HA) can cause significant lung disease by inducing an inflammatory response, hemorrhagic exudative alveolitis, and loss of surfactant function. The most serious side effect of HA is aspiration pneumonia. Pneumothorax, pneumatocele, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), pulmonary abscess, bronchopleural fistula, bilateral hemorrhagic pleural effusion and pyopneumothorax were previously reported. Hereby we report a patient hospitalized due to aspiration pneumonia who developed pleurisy and pneumothorax after drinking paint thinner...
August 1, 2016: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
Lakshmi Raman, Heidi J Dalton
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a modified form of cardiopulmonary bypass. Although early trials were plagued by severe bleeding and high rates of death, subsequent experience with neonates found good survival, and ECMO became an important tool in the care of critically ill infants with respiratory failure. Since the 1980s, expansion to other groups (children, patients with cardiac disease, etc) followed as experience was obtained. Today, there is a rapid growth of ECMO, especially in the adult population...
July 2016: Respiratory Care
Ira M Cheifetz
Led by the work of the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury Consensus Conference, much was published on the topic of pediatric ARDS in 2015. Although the availability of definitive data to the pediatric practitioner for the management of infants and children with pediatric ARDS continues to lag behind that for the adult clinician, 2015 augmented the available medical literature with more information than had been seen for years. This article will review key pediatric ARDS publications with a focus on the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury Consensus Conference consensus definition, sedation management, use of high-frequency oscillatory ventilation, diagnosis of delirium, noninvasive respiratory support, lung-protective ventilation, and adjunct management therapies...
July 2016: Respiratory Care
Anita Bhandari, Christopher Carroll, Vineet Bhandari
It has been suggested that pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome (PARDS) may be a different entity, vis-à-vis adult acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), based on its epidemiology and outcomes. A more pediatric-specific definition of PARDS to include the subgroup of patients with underlying lung (and heart) disease has been proposed. Epidemiological data suggest that up to 13% of the children with ARDS have a history of prematurity and/or underlying chronic lung disease. However, the specific contribution of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), the most common chronic lung disease in infants, to the development of PARDS is not known...
2016: Frontiers in Pediatrics
Ahmed Abd El Basset Abo El Ezz, Maher Ahmed Abd El Hafez, Doaa Mohamed El Amrousy, Ghada Abd El Momen Suliman
OBJECTIVE: Von Willebrand factor antigen (VWF-Ag) is proved to be a marker for pulmonary endothelial injury in acute lung injury (ALI). We aimed to evaluate the predictive value of VWF-Ag plasma levels in children with ALI. METHODS: Prospective controlled study included 40 children with ALI as a patient group, 40 healthy children as a control group. Plasma VWF Ag level was measured at days 1 and 3 in patient group and measured once for control group. RESULTS: The commonest cause of ALI was pneumonia (35%)...
June 30, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
Fabienne Gebistorf, Oliver Karam, Jørn Wetterslev, Arash Afshari
BACKGROUND: Acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure (AHRF) and mostly acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) are critical conditions. AHRF results from several systemic conditions and is associated with high mortality and morbidity in individuals of all ages. Inhaled nitric oxide (INO) has been used to improve oxygenation, but its role remains controversial. This Cochrane review was originally published in 2003, and has been updated in 2010 and 2016. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to examine the effects of administration of inhaled nitric oxide on mortality in adults and children with ARDS...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Christelle Joffre, Fabrice Lesage, Olivier Bustarret, Philippe Hubert, Mehdi Oualha
AIM: To investigate clinical course and mortality-associated factors in children with Down syndrome (DS) managed in a medical paediatric intensive care unit. METHODS: A single-centre, retrospective study conducted between 2001 and 2010 in DS children aged 1 month to 16 years. RESULTS: Sixty-six patients with a median age of 24 months (1-192) and a male/female ratio of 1.5 were analysed. Patients presented with history of congenital heart disease (n = 52, 78...
June 2016: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Hu Yalan, Guo Changying, Guo Lin, Zheng Hua, Zhang Mian
OBJECTIVE: To compare the individual effects of three recruitment maneuvers (RM) in children with congenital heart disease complicated by postoperation acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). METHODS: A prospective single-blind randomized controlled trial was conducted. Thirty-two children with congenital heart disease complicated with ARDS after open-heart surgery undergoing mechanical ventilation were randomized into three groups, to whom three different RM was respectively performed, namely sustained inflation (SI), progressively increased positive end expiratory pressure (IP) and pressure control ventilation (PCV)...
December 2015: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
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June 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
Benjamin E Orwoll, Anil Sapru
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is common among mechanically ventilated children and accompanies up to 30% of all pediatric intensive care unit deaths. Though ARDS diagnosis is based on clinical criteria, biological markers of acute lung damage have been extensively studied in adults and children. Biomarkers of inflammation, alveolar epithelial and capillary endothelial disruption, disordered coagulation, and associated derangements measured in the circulation and other body fluids, such as bronchoalveolar lavage, have improved our understanding of pathobiology of ARDS...
2016: Frontiers in Pediatrics
Nadir Yehya, Maria G Vogiatzi, Neal J Thomas, Vijay Srinivasan
OBJECTIVE: To test the association between random cortisol and severity of illness in a "real-world" application of current guidelines. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a secondary analysis of a prospective observational cohort of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Children with ARDS and vasopressor-dependent shock were identified and random cortisol levels before potential hydrocortisone initiation recorded. The cohort was dichotomized to cortisol < 18 and ≥ 18 μg/dL, and hydrocortisone use and outcomes compared...
October 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
Nadir Yehya, Neal J Thomas
Despite distinct epidemiology and outcomes, pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome (PARDS) is often managed based on evidence extrapolated from treatment of adults. The impact of non-pulmonary processes on mortality as well as the lower mortality rate compared to adults with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) renders the utilization of short-term mortality as a primary outcome measure for interventional studies problematic. However, data regarding alternatives to mortality are profoundly understudied, and proposed alternatives, such as ventilator-free days, may be themselves subject to hidden biases...
2016: Frontiers in Pediatrics
Nadir Yehya, Neal J Thomas, Susan S Margulies
Mechanisms underlying pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome (PARDS) are poorly understood. The recent implication of circulating nucleosomes as pathogenic in sepsis and trauma-associated ARDS in adults led us to investigate the significance of nucleosomes in PARDS. We conducted a prospective, observational study on children with PARDS at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia between July 2014 and September 2015. Plasma was collected within 48 h of PARDS onset and nucleosomes quantified by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
June 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Nadir Yehya, Neal J Thomas, Nuala J Meyer, Jason D Christie, Robert A Berg, Susan S Margulies
PURPOSE: Angiopoietin 2 (Ang2) and soluble receptor for advanced glycation end products (sRAGE) are markers of endothelial and pulmonary epithelial damage with prognostic implications in adult acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), but unclear significance in pediatric ARDS (PARDS). METHODS: This was a prospective, observational study in children with PARDS (2012 Berlin and 2015 PALICC definitions) at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Plasma was collected within 48 h of PARDS onset and biomarkers quantified by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
July 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
Rujipat Samransamruajkit, Chavisa Rassameehirun, Khemmachart Pongsanon, Sumalee Huntrakul, Jitladda Deerojanawong, Suchada Sritippayawan, Nuanchan Prapphal
PURPOSE: To determine the efficacy of lung volume recruitment maneuver (LVRM) with high frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) on oxygenation, hemodynamic alteration, and clinical outcomes when compared to conventional mechanical ventilation (CV) in children with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). MATERIALS: We performed a randomized controlled trial and enrolled pediatric patients who were diagnosed to have severe ARDS upon pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admission...
February 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Dai Kimura, Jordy Saravia, Cynthia R Rovnaghi, Gianfranco Umberto Meduri, Andreas Schwingshackl, Stephania A Cormier, Kanwaljeet J Anand
OBJECTIVE: Lung injury activates multiple pro-inflammatory pathways, including neutrophils, epithelial, and endothelial injury, and coagulation factors leading to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Low-dose methylprednisolone therapy (MPT) improved oxygenation and ventilation in early pediatric ARDS without altering duration of mechanical ventilation or mortality. We evaluated the effects of MPT on biomarkers of endothelial [Ang-2 and soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (sICAM-1)] or epithelial [soluble receptor for activated glycation end products (sRAGE)] injury, neutrophil activation [matrix metalloproteinase-8 (MMP-8)], and coagulation (plasminogen activator inhibitor-1)...
2016: Frontiers in Pediatrics
Sarah A Ingelse, Roelie M Wösten-van Asperen, Joris Lemson, Joost G Daams, Reinout A Bem, Job B van Woensel
The administration of an appropriate volume of intravenous fluids, while avoiding fluid overload, is a major challenge in the pediatric intensive care unit. Despite our efforts, fluid overload is a very common clinical observation in critically ill children, in particular in those with pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome (PARDS). Patients with ARDS have widespread damage of the alveolar-capillary barrier, potentially making them vulnerable to fluid overload with the development of pulmonary edema leading to prolonged course of disease...
2016: Frontiers in Pediatrics
Sachin Sud, Maneesh Sud, Jan O Friedrich, Hannah Wunsch, Maureen O Meade, Niall D Ferguson, Neill K J Adhikari
BACKGROUND: High-frequency oscillation (HFO) is an alternative to conventional mechanical ventilation that is sometimes used to treat people with acute respiratory distress syndrome, but effects on oxygenation, mortality and adverse clinical outcomes are uncertain. This review was originally published in 2004 and was updated in 2013 and again in 2015. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of HFO compared to conventional mechanical ventilation on physiological outcomes, clinical outcomes, and mortality when used for the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)...
April 4, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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