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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
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
Sarah P Justvig, Justine Li, Giuseppina Caravella, Minqin Chen, Hua Wang, Lisa A Benz Scott, Susmita Pati
While CHW interventions improve health outcomes, evidence identifying specific domains of CHW-delivered support resulting in positive outcomes is limited. Our goals were to identify domains of CHW-delivered support that assist families with adhering to recommended pediatric care; and, to identify predictors of successful completion of an enriched medical home intervention (EMHI) using trained CHWs making home visits to provide health education and support positive health behaviors. We performed a prospective descriptive study of 88 families participating in a protocol-based EMHI...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Community Health
Laura Hokkanen, Taina Nybo, Erja Poutiainen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this invited paper for a special issue of international practice in The Clinical Neuropsychologist is to provide information on training models, clinical practice, and professional issues within neuropsychology in Finland. METHOD: Relevant information was gathered via literature searches, a survey by the Neuropsychology Working Group of the Finnish Psychological Association, archives of the Finnish Neuropsychological Society, and personal communication with professionals in Finland...
November 2016: Clinical Neuropsychologist
Jillian R Tate, Gus Koerbin, Khosrow Adeli
Harmonisation of reference intervals (RIs) refers to use of the same or common RI across different platforms and /or assays for a specified analyte. It occurs optimally for those analytes where there is sound calibration and traceability in place and evidence from a between-method comparison shows that bias would not prevent the use of a common RI. The selection of the RI will depend on various sources of information including local formal RI studies, published studies from the literature, laboratory surveys, manufacturer's product information, relevant guidelines, and mining of databases...
February 2016: EJIFCC
Kavitha Ranganathan, Danielle Shapiro, Noelle E Carlozzi, Michaella Baker, Christian J Vercler, Steven J Kasten, Seth A Warschausky, Steven R Buchman, Jennifer F Waljee
BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life is inconsistently captured among children with cleft lip and palate. The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) captures health-related quality of life, with the added benefit of comparability across clinical conditions. In this study, the authors define the validity and feasibility of PROMIS among children with clefts. METHODS: Children with cleft lip and palate who were at least 5 years old and able to complete instruments independently were eligible for inclusion (n = 93)...
October 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Jennifer Y Lo, L LuAnn Minich, Lloyd Y Tani, Jacob Wilkes, Qian Ding, Shaji C Menon
Management guidelines for refractory Kawasaki disease (KD) are vague. We sought to assess practice variation and identify factors associated with large/complex coronary artery aneurysms (LCAA) and resource utilization in refractory KD. This retrospective cohort study identified patients aged ≤18 years with KD (2004 to 2014) using the Pediatric Health Information System. Refractory KD was defined as receiving >1 dose of intravenous immunoglobulin. Demographics, medications, concomitant infections, length of stay (LOS), and charges were collected...
August 31, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
Z Li, W L Leite, L A Thompson, H E Gross, E A Shenkman, B B Reeve, D A DeWalt, I-C Huang
BACKGROUND: How the longitudinal asthma control status and other socio-demographic factors influence the changes of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among asthmatic children, especially from low-income families, has not been fully investigated. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to describe the trajectories of asthma-specific HRQOL over 15 months and examine the effect of asthma control status on HRQOL by taking socio-demographic factors into consideration. METHODS: A total of 229 dyads of asthmatic children and their parents enroled in public insurance programs were recruited for assessing asthma control status and HRQOL over four time points of assessment...
September 24, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Hibbut-Ur-Rauf Naseem, Robert Michael Dorman, Kathryn D Bass, David H Rothstein
BACKGROUND: Hospital readmission in adult trauma is associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and resource utilization. In this study, we examine pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admission as a risk factor for hospital readmission in pediatric trauma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of patients aged 1 through 19 y in the Pediatric Health Information System database discharged with a trauma diagnosis. Patient and clinical variables included demographics, payer status, length of stay, chronic comorbid conditions, presence of mechanical ventilation, all-patient refined diagnosis-related group and calculated severity of illness, and discharge disposition...
October 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
Trisha E Wong, Thuan Nguyen, Samir S Shah, Thomas V Brogan, Char M Witmer
OBJECTIVE: To describe antithrombin concentrate use and to compare thrombotic and hemorrhagic outcomes throughout the hospital stay in pediatric subjects who received extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in a Pediatric Health Information System-participating children's hospital. DESIGN: Retrospective, multi-center, cohort study. SETTING: Forty-three free-standing children's hospitals participating in Pediatric Health Information System. SUBJECTS: Children older than or equal to 18 years of age who underwent extracorporeal membrane oxygenation between 2003 and 2012...
September 22, 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Amy M Lavery, Brenda L Banwell, Geraldine Liu, Amy T Waldman
BACKGROUND: The onset of multiple sclerosis (MS) during childhood or adolescence is increasingly recognized in the United States. Administrative databases quantify healthcare utilization as measured by hospital admissions, providing insight into the impact of MS in the pediatric population. OBJECTIVE: We examine the frequency of hospital admissions for pediatric MS in the US using the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS) database. METHODS: Data was extracted from the PHIS database using the ICD-9 code for MS (340...
September 2016: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
Sachin D Tadphale, Mallikarjuna Rettiganti, Jeffrey M Gossett, Brandon W Beam, Asif Padiyath, Michael L Schmitz, Punkaj Gupta
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcomes associated with the use of inhaled nitric oxide during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. DESIGN: Post hoc analysis of data from an existing administrative national database, Pediatric Health Information system (2004-2014). Multivariable logistic regression models were fitted to study the effect of inhaled nitric oxide during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation on study outcomes. SETTING: Forty-two children's hospitals across the United States...
September 13, 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Geetha Raghuveer, David A White, Laura L Hayman, Jessica G Woo, Juan Villafane, David Celermajer, Kenneth D Ward, Sarah D de Ferranti, Justin Zachariah
BACKGROUND: Although public health programs have led to a substantial decrease in the prevalence of tobacco smoking, the adverse health effects of tobacco smoke exposure are by no means a thing of the past. In the United States, 4 of 10 school-aged children and 1 of 3 adolescents are involuntarily exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke (SHS), with children of minority ethnic backgrounds and those living in low-socioeconomic-status households being disproportionately affected (68% and 43%, respectively)...
October 18, 2016: Circulation
Pooja Rao, Yimei Li, Kelly D Getz, Tamara P Miller, Yuan-Shung Huang, Jennifer J Wilkes, Alix E Seif, Rochelle Bagatell, Brian T Fisher, Clarisa Gracia, Richard Aplenc
BACKGROUND: Adolescents with cancer engage in sexual behaviors and are exposed to teratogenic chemotherapy. There are no data regarding pregnancy screening patterns for adolescents before chemotherapy exposure. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of leukemia and emergency room (ER) admissions in the Pediatric Health Information System from 1999 to 2011 was conducted. Females who were 10 to 18 years old and 1) had newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) or acute myeloid leukemia (AML) or 2) had ER visits with computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen/pelvis were included...
September 12, 2016: Cancer
Rebecca P Barclay, Robert J Hilt
Integrated care is a way to improve the prevention, identification, and treatment of mental health difficulties, including substance abuse, in pediatric care. The pediatrician's access, expertise in typical development, focus on prevention, and alignment with patients and families can allow successful screening, early intervention, and referral to treatment. Successful integrated substance abuse care for youth is challenged by current reimbursement systems, information exchange, and provider role adjustment issues, but these are being addressed as comfort with this care form and resources to support its development grow...
October 2016: Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Kelly Michelson, Marla L Clayman, Claire Ryan, Linda Emanuel, Joel Frader
While there is a robust literature describing family conferences (FCs) in adult intensive care units (ICUs), less information exists about FCs in pediatric ICUs (PICUs). We conducted a pilot study to describe the focus of discussion, communication patterns of health care team members (HTMs) and parents, and parents' perspectives about clinician communication during PICU FCs. We analyzed data from 22 video- or audiorecorded PICU FCs and post-FC questionnaire responses from 27 parents involved in 18 FCs. We used the Roter Interaction Analysis System (RIAS) to describe FC dialogue content...
September 9, 2016: Health Communication
Kevin B Yarbrough, Megha M Tollefson, Alfons L Krol, Sabra L Leitenberger, Julianne A Mann, Carol J MacArthur
BACKGROUND: In recent years propranolol has become the treatment of choice for infantile hemangiomas (IHs). There is broad variation in the approach to propranolol initiation in clinical practice. This retrospective study explored the effectiveness of routine pre-treatment ECG in screening infants being considered for systemic treatment with propranolol. METHODS: All patients seen in the outpatient pediatric dermatology clinics at Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU) and The Mayo Clinic Rochester (MCR), as well as those seen in multidisciplinary vascular anomalies clinics, who had ECGs obtained prior to planned initiation of propranolol for treatment of IH from 2008 to 2013, were identified...
September 7, 2016: Pediatric Dermatology
Deepak Sharma, Sweta Shastri, Pradeep Sharma
BACKGROUND: Lactoferrin (LF) is present in breast milk and have numerous properties including antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-fungal, and anti-cancer. Recent studies have emphasized the role of LF in neonatal care Aims and objective: To evaluate the various roles of Lactoferrin in Neonatal care in preterm infants. SEARCH METHODS: The literature search was done for this systematic review by searching the electronic data base namely Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, Scopus, Index Copernicus, African Index Medicus (AIM), Thomson Reuters (ESCI), Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), SCIWIN (Scientific World Index), Google Scholar, Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Information System (LILACS), Index Medicus for the Eastern Mediterranean Region (IMEMR), Index Medicus for the South-East Asian Region (IMSEAR), Western Pacific Region Index Medicus (WPRIM), various sites for ongoing trials namely clinical trial registry ( www...
September 4, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Laurie Glader, Jim Plews-Ogan, Rishi Agrawal
Children with medical complexity (CMC) comprise a growing sector of the pediatric population. They are characterized by having severe chronic multiple system conditions, functional limitations, and family needs. While CMC comprise 0.4% to 0.7% of children, they have high healthcare costs and resource utilization, and are thus a key population of interest in health reform efforts. Despite the growth in the development of complex care delivery models, there is little available information to guide the training of diverse professionals in the provision of care that CMC and their families need...
November 2016: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
Edward J Hoffenberg, Heike Newman, Colm Collins, Kristina Leinwand, Sally Tarbell
The trend towards decriminalization of cannabis (marijuana) continues sweeping across the United States. Colorado has been a leader of legalization of medical and recreational cannabis use. The growing public interest in the medicinal properties of cannabis and its use by patients with a variety of illnesses including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) makes it important for pediatric gastroenterologists to understand this movement and its potential impact on patients. This article describes the path to legalization and "medicalization" of cannabis in Colorado as well as the public perception of safety despite the known adverse health effects of use...
August 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
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