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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923247/patterns-of-empiric-antibiotic-administration-for-presumed-early-onset-neonatal-sepsis-in-neonatal-intensive-care-units-in-the-united-states
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Emily A Oliver, Patricia B Reagan, Jonathan L Slaughter, Catalin S Buhimschi, Irina A Buhimschi
Objective To evaluate current patterns in empiric antibiotic use for early-onset neonatal sepsis (EONS). Study Design Retrospective population-based cohort study of newborns admitted on postnatal day 0 to 1 and discharged from NICUs participating in the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS 2006-2013). Analyses included frequency of antibiotic initiation within 3 days of birth, duration of first course, and variation among hospitals. Results Of 158,907 newborns, 118,624 (74.7%) received antibiotics on or before postnatal day 3...
December 6, 2016: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912925/cardiac-arrest-in-pediatric-patients-receiving-azithromycin
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Santiago O Valdés, Jeffrey J Kim, Mary C Niu, Caridad M de la Uz, Christina Y Miyake, Brady S Moffett
OBJECTIVE: To compare outcomes of pediatric patients treated with azithromycin compared with penicillin or cephalosporin. We hypothesized that azithromycin use would not be associated with increased cardiac mortality in the pediatric population. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study from the Pediatric Health Information System database between 2008 and 2012. Patients <19 years of age with a principal diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia who received an antibiotic were included...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910751/recent-advances-in-pharmacotherapeutic-paradigm-of-mild-to-recalcitrant-atopic-dermatitis
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Zahid Hussain, Shariza Sahudin, Hnin Ei Thu, Ahmad Nazrun Shuid, Syed Nasir Abbas Bukhari, Endang Kumolosasi
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common, chronic skin inflammatory disorder characterized by perivascular infiltration of immunoglobulin E (IgE), T lymphocytes, and mast cells. The key factors responsible for the pathophysiology of this disease are immunological disorders and defects in epidermal barrier properties. Pruritus, intense itching, psychological stress, deprived physical and mental performance, and sleep disturbance are the hallmark features of this dermatological disorder. Preventive interventions such as educational programs, avoidance of allergens, and exclusive care toward the skin could play a partial role in suppressing the symptoms...
2016: Critical Reviews in Therapeutic Drug Carrier Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900408/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-pericardial-effusions-requiring-readmission-after-pediatric-cardiac-surgery
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Matthew D Elias, Andrew C Glatz, Matthew J O'Connor, Susan Schachtner, Chitra Ravishankar, Christoper E Mascio, Meryl S Cohen
Pericardial effusion (PE) may require readmission after cardiac surgery and has been associated with postoperative morbidity and mortality. We sought to identify the prevalence and risk factors for postoperative PE requiring readmission in children. A retrospective analysis of the Pediatric Health Information System database was performed between January 1, 2003, and September 30, 2014. All patients ≤18 years old who underwent cardiac surgery were identified by ICD-9 codes. Those readmitted within 1 year with an ICD-9 code for PE were identified...
November 30, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875504/screening-for-psychosocial-and-family-risk-in-pediatric-gastrointestinal-disorders
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Carin Cunningham, Elise Cho, Michele L Shaffer, Miranda C Bradford, Tonya Palermo
OBJECTIVES: Screening for psychosocial comorbidity is recommended for pediatric patients presenting at an initial gastroenterology (GI) outpatient consultation. We developed and evaluated the psychometric properties of the GI Screener to address the need for a screening tool specific to pediatric GI patients. METHODS: 128 patients (8-18 years old, 63% female) and 126 parents completed age-specific versions of the GI Screener and 3 validated psychosocial comparison instruments (The Behavioral Assessment System for Children, The Functional Disability Inventory, The General Functioning scale of the Family Assessment Device) at their initial GI consultation...
December 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873326/complications-of-turbinate-reduction-surgery-in-combination-with-tonsillectomy-in-pediatric-patients
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Sonia N Yuen, Peggy P Leung, Jamie Funamura, Kosuke Kawai, David W Roberson, Eelam A Adil
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To examine whether the addition of turbinoplasty to tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (T&A) increases the risk of postoperative complications. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of children (18 years old and younger) who underwent tonsillectomy and/or turbinoplasty between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2015 using the 2016 Pediatric Health Information System administrative database METHODS: Patients were divided into three groups: 1) T&A and turbinoplasty, 2) T&A alone, and 3) turbinoplasty alone...
November 22, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873234/eeg-monitoring-and-antiepileptic-drugs-in-children-with-severe-tbi
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Christopher M Ruzas, Peter E DeWitt, Kimberly S Bennett, Kevin E Chapman, Nicole Harlaar, Tellen D Bennett
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) causes substantial morbidity and mortality in US children. Post-traumatic seizures (PTS) occur in 11-42% of children with severe TBI and are associated with unfavorable outcome. Electroencephalographic (EEG) monitoring may be used to detect PTS and antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) may be used to treat PTS, but national rates of EEG and AED use are not known. The purpose of this study was to describe the frequency and timing of EEG and AED use in children hospitalized after severe TBI...
November 21, 2016: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866569/computed-tomography-in-germany
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Roman Pokora, Lucian Krille, Steffen Dreger, Choonsik Lee, Christian Günster, Hajo Zeeb, Maria Blettner
BACKGROUND: In 2001, calculations in models based on atomic bomb survivors indicated that children exposed to ionizing radiation by computed tomography (CT) would be expected to have an increased risk of cancer. This led to the issuance of new recommendations in Germany concerning CT in children. METHODS: We analyzed data from the German pediatric CT cohort study together with data on children from a large general statutory health insurance provider (AOK) in order to characterize the secular trend in the use of CT in Germany...
October 28, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862214/the-role-of-acuity-of-illness-at-presentation-in-early-mortality-in-black-children-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Lena E Winestone, Kelly D Getz, Tamara P Miller, Jennifer J Wilkes, Leah Sack, Yimei Li, Yuan-Shung Huang, Alix E Seif, Rochelle Bagatell, Brian T Fisher, Andrew Epstein, Richard Aplenc
Black patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) experience higher mortality than White patients. We compared induction mortality, acuity of illness prior to chemotherapy, and insurance type between Black and White patients to assess whether acuity of presentation mediates the disparity. Within a retrospective cohort of 1,122 children with AML treated with two courses of standard induction chemotherapy between 2004 to 2014 in the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS) database, the association between race (Black versus White) and inpatient mortality during induction was examined...
November 10, 2016: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856010/increased-capture-of-pediatric-surgical-complications-utilizing-a-novel-case-log-web-application-to-enhance-quality-improvement
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Jason C Fisher, Keith A Kuenzler, Sandra S Tomita, Prashant Sinha, Paresh Shah, Howard B Ginsburg
PURPOSE: Documenting surgical complications is limited by multiple barriers and is not fostered in the electronic health record. Tracking complications is essential for quality improvement (QI) and required for board certification. Current registry platforms do not facilitate meaningful complication reporting. We developed a novel web application that improves accuracy and reduces barriers to documenting complications. METHODS: We deployed a custom web application that allows pediatric surgeons to maintain case logs...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855751/financial-analysis-of-an-intensive-pediatric-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-program
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E Brooks Riley, Evan S Fieldston, Melissa S Xanthopoulos, Suzanne E Beck, Mary Kate Menello, Edward Matthews, Carole L Marcus
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is effective in treating obstructive sleep apnea in children, but adherence to therapy is low. Our center created an intensive program that aimed to improve adherence. Our objective was to estimate the program's efficacy, cost, revenue and break-even point in a generalizable manner relative to a standard approach. METHODS: The intensive program included device consignment, behavioral psychology counseling and follow-up telephone calls...
November 14, 2016: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846827/nurses-perceptions-acceptance-and-use-of-a-novel-in-room-pediatric-icu-technology-testing-an-expanded-technology-acceptance-model
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Richard J Holden, Onur Asan, Erica M Wozniak, Kathryn E Flynn, Matthew C Scanlon
BACKGROUND: The value of health information technology (IT) ultimately depends on end users accepting and appropriately using it for patient care. This study examined pediatric intensive care unit nurses' perceptions, acceptance, and use of a novel health IT, the Large Customizable Interactive Monitor. METHODS: An expanded technology acceptance model was tested by applying stepwise linear regression to data from a standardized survey of 167 nurses. RESULTS: Nurses reported low-moderate ratings of the novel IT's ease of use and low to very low ratings of usefulness, social influence, and training...
November 15, 2016: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842915/age-at-presentation-and-management-of-pediatric-intussusception-a-pediatric-health-information-system-database-study
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Kate B Savoie, Fridtjof Thomas, Simonne S Nouer, Max R Langham, Eunice Y Huang
BACKGROUND: Intussusception is uncommon in children older than 3 years, and use of enema reduction in older children is controversial. We sought to determine whether older children are at greater risk of requiring operative intervention and/or having pathology causing lead points, such that enema reduction should not be attempted. METHODS: The Pediatric Health Information System database was reviewed from January 1, 2009-June 30, 2014. Patients were followed for 6 months from initial presentation or until bowel resection occurred...
November 11, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831525/narcotic-and-antidepressant-use-and-hospital-readmission-rates-in-children-with-functional-abdominal-pain
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Kathleen J Holland, William E Bennett
Functional abdominal pain is a common presentation in the pediatric population, and it carries a large financial and emotional burden. The objective of this study was to describe the association between the use of narcotics and antidepressants and hospital readmission in children admitted for abdominal pain without an organic cause. We analyzed data from the Pediatric Health Information System database. A multivariate logistical regression model was used to assess the association between medication type and hospital readmission rates within 30 and 90 days...
November 8, 2016: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821262/variation-in-surgical-antibiotic-prophylaxis-for-outpatient-pediatric-urological-procedures-at-united-states-children-s-hospitals
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Katherine H Chan, Teresa Bell, Mark Cain, Aaron Carroll, Brian D Benneyworth
PURPOSE: Guidelines recommend surgical antibiotic prophylaxis for clean-contaminated procedures but none for clean procedures. The purpose of this study was to describe variations in surgical antibiotic prophylaxis for outpatient urological procedures at United States children's hospitals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using the PHIS (Pediatric Health Information System®) database we performed a retrospective cohort study of patients younger than 18 years who underwent clean and/or clean-contaminated outpatient urological procedures from 2012 to 2014...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Urology
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/27808460/patient-reported-health-status-during-pediatric-cancer-treatment
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Sarah Dobrozsi, Ke Yan, Raymond Hoffmann, Julie Panepinto
BACKGROUND: Changes in patient function and factors affecting pediatric patients with cancer during treatment are largely unknown. The purpose of this study was to measure patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in children during the initial 6 months of therapy to characterize function and explore factors associated with function including type of cancer, intensity of therapy, age, and gender. PROCEDURE: We conducted a prospective cohort study of children aged 5-21 newly diagnosed with cancer...
November 3, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803071/characteristics-of-children-hospitalized-with-aspiration-pneumonia
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Alexander W Hirsch, Michael C Monuteaux, Genna Fruchtman, Richard G Bachur, Mark I Neuman
OBJECTIVES: Unlike community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), there is a paucity of data characterizing the patient demographics and hospitalization characteristics of children with aspiration pneumonia. We used a large national database of US children's hospitals to assess the patient and hospitalization characteristics associated with aspiration pneumonia and compared these characteristics to patients with CAP. METHODS: We identified children hospitalized with a diagnosis of aspiration pneumonia or CAP at 47 hospitals included in the Pediatric Health Information System between 2009 and 2014...
November 2016: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766551/validated-cost-comparison-of-open-vs-robotic-pyeloplasty-in-american-children-s-hospitals
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William E Bennett, Benjamin M Whittam, Konrad M Szymanski, Richard C Rink, Mark P Cain, Aaron E Carroll
The objective of this study is to determine the cost and charge differences between patients undergoing open vs. robotic pyeloplasty. This is a retrospective analysis of the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS) database in patients undergoing pyeloplasty between 2004 and 2013 conducted in large pediatric children's hospitals in the United States which contribute to PHIS. The participants included all pediatric patients undergoing pyeloplasty at these institutions. We assessed RCC-based cost, charge details, length of stay, and the presence of complications, and compared them between open and robotic cases...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749627/distance-to-the-pediatric-emergency-department-and-nonurgent-visits-in-friuli-venezia-giulia-italy
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Francesca Valent, Anna Busolin
OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to assess how the distance from home to the closest pediatric emergency department (ED) affects nonurgent emergency room visits among the child population of the Northeastern Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. METHODS: The study was based on the administrative databases of the Regional Health Information System of Friuli Venezia Giulia. For the year 2014, we abstracted the records of all white-triage-tag visits of children younger than 16 years from the databases of the 3 regional pediatric EDs located in the 3 main cities...
September 30, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
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