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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318176/fluid-overload-and-kidney-failure-in-children-with-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock-a-cohort-study
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Omar E Naveda Romero, Andrea F Naveda Meléndez
INTRODUCTION: In children with sepsis, fluid overload as a result of an aggressive fluid replacement or excessive fluid administration may result in kidney impairment and increased mortality. Objective. To determine the association between fluid overload and the rate of kidney failure in a group of children with severe sepsis and septic shock. POPULATION AND METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study conducted in the intensive care unit of Hospital Universitario de Pediatría “Dr...
April 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302209/-a-comparative-analysis-of-neonatal-critical-illness-score-and-score-for-neonatal-acute-physiology-perinatal-extension-version-ii
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Cui-Yao Chen, Wei-Min Huang, Xin-Hua Qian, Li-Jun Tang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the accuracy and clinical utility of neonatal critical illness score (NCIS) and score for neonatal acute physiology, perinatal extension, version II (SNAPPE-II) in predicting the "dead and abandoned" risk in critically ill neonates. METHODS: A total of 269 critically ill neonates were divided into two groups according to their prognosis: dead/abandoned and improved/cured. The accuracy of these two scoring systems, NCIS and SNAPPE-II, in predicting the "dead and abandoned" risk was compared...
March 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299589/respiratory-variation-in-peak-aortic-velocity-accurately-predicts-fluid-responsiveness-in-children-undergoing-neurosurgery-under-general-anesthesia
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Kavita G Morparia, Srijaya K Reddy, Laura J Olivieri, Michael C Spaeder, Jennifer J Schuette
The determination of fluid responsiveness in the critically ill child is of vital importance, more so as fluid overload becomes increasingly associated with worse outcomes. Dynamic markers of volume responsiveness have shown some promise in the pediatric population, but more research is needed before they can be adopted for widespread use. Our aim was to investigate effectiveness of respiratory variation in peak aortic velocity and pulse pressure variation to predict fluid responsiveness, and determine their optimal cutoff values...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299540/psychosocial-needs-of-patient-s-relatives-and-health-care-providers-in-a-pediatric-critical-care-unit
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Sasidaran Kandasamy, Niranjan Vijayakumar, Rupesh Kumar Natarajan, Thangavelu Sangaralingam, Nedunchelian Krishnamoorthi
OBJECTIVE: To describe the needs of relatives of children admitted to an Intensive Care Unit and compare their needs with the perspectives of doctors, nurses and administrators. METHODS: This is a descriptive comparative study done at a tertiary care PICU from South India. A modified Critical Care Family Needs Inventory (CCFNI) (internal consistency reliability =0.93) was used to assess the needs of 35 family members, 30 nurses, 30 doctors and 30 administrators...
March 16, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298202/evaluation-of-sublingual-microcirculation-in-a-paediatric-intensive-care-unit-prospective-observational-study-about-its-feasibility-and-utility
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Rafael González, Jorge López, Javier Urbano, María José Solana, Sarah Nicole Fernández, María José Santiago, Jesús López-Herce
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of the microcirculation in critically ill patients is usually done by means of indirect parameters. The aim of our study was to evaluate the functional state of the microcirculation by direct visualization of sublingual microcirculation using Sidestream Dark Field Imaging, to determine the correlation between these findings and other parameters that are commonly used in the clinical practice and to assess the applicability of the systematic use of this technique in critically ill children...
March 15, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297684/physical-and-occupational-therapy-utilization-in-a-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Liang R Cui, Megan LaPorte, Matthew Civitello, Meg Stanger, Maxine Orringer, Frank Casey, Bradley A Kuch, Sue R Beers, Cynthia A Valenta, Patrick M Kochanek, Amy J Houtrow, Ericka L Fink
PURPOSE: To characterize the use of physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) consultation in our pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied children aged 1week-18years admitted to a tertiary care PICU for ≥3days. Patient characteristics, details of PT and OT sessions and adverse events were collected. A multivariable logistic regression was performed to determine factors associated with receipt of PT and OT consultation with propensity analysis followed by a regression for factors associated with outcome...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296662/iv-versus-subcutaneous-enoxaparin-in-critically-ill-infants-and-children-comparison-of-dosing-anticoagulation-quality-efficacy-and-safety-outcomes
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Yaser A Diab, Karthik Ramakrishnan, Brandon Ferrell, Reginald Chounoune, Fahad A Alfares, Kendal M Endicott, Sara Rooney, Jason Corcoran, David Zurakowski, John T Berger, Venkat Shankar, Dilip S Nath
OBJECTIVE: Subcutaneous enoxaparin is the mainstay anticoagulant in critically ill pediatric patients although it poses several challenges in this patient population. Enoxaparin infused IV over 30 minutes represents an attractive alternative, but there is limited experience with this route of administration in children. In this study, we assess dosing, anticoagulation quality, safety, and clinical efficacy of IV enoxaparin compared to subcutaneous enoxaparin in critically ill infants and children...
March 14, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291638/lyme-disease-emergency-department-considerations
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Nathan D Applegren, Chadd K Kraus
BACKGROUND: Lyme disease (LD) is the most common vector-borne illness in North America. Reported cases of LD have increased from approximately 10,000 cases annually in 1991 to >25,000 cases in 2014. Greater recognition, enhanced surveillance, and public education have contributed to the increased prevalence, as have geographic expansion and the number of infected ticks. Cases are reported primarily in the Northeastern United States, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, with children having the highest incidence of LD among all age groups...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291114/nutritional-assessment-must-be-prioritized-for-critically-ill-children-in-the-picu
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Lori J Bechard, Nilesh M Mehta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290130/the-choosing-wisely-initiative-in-infectious-diseases
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REVIEW
Clara Lehmann, Reinhard Berner, Johannes R Bogner, Oliver A Cornely, Katja de With, Susanne Herold, Winfried V Kern, Sebastian Lemmen, Mathias W Pletz, Bernhard Ruf, Bernd Salzberger, Hans Jürgen Stellbrink, Norbert Suttorp, Andrew J Ullmann, Gerd Fätkenheuer, Norma Jung
OBJECTIVE: "Choosing Wisely" is a growing international campaign aiming at practice changes to improve patient health and safety by both, conduct of essential and avoidance of unnecessary diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic procedures. The goal is to create an easily recognizable and distributable list ("Choosing Wisely items") that addresses common over- and underuse in the management of infectious diseases. METHODS: The German Society of Infectious Diseases (DGI) participates in the campaign "Klug Entscheiden" by the German Society of Internal Medicine...
March 13, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289528/clinical-cardiac-regenerative-studies-in-children
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REVIEW
Imre J Pavo, Ina Michel-Behnke
Although the incidence of pediatric heart failure is low, the mortality is relatively high, with severe clinical symptoms requiring repeated hospitalization or intensive care treatment in the surviving patients. Cardiac biopsy specimens have revealed a higher number of resident human cardiac progenitor cells, with greater proliferation and differentiation capacity, in the neonatal period as compared with adults, demonstrating the regeneration potential of the young heart, with rising interest in cardiac regeneration therapy in critically ill pediatric patients...
February 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288231/-primary-immunodeficiencies-in-seriously-ill-children-report-of-3-clinical-cases
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Leticia Yáñez, Pamela Lama, Carolina Rivacoba, Juanita Zamorano, María Angélica Marinovic
Primary immunodeficiency diseases (PID) are congenital disorders secondary to an impaired immune response. Infections, autoimmune disorders, atopy, and lymphoproliferative syndromes are commonly associated with this disorder. OBJECTIVE: To present and discuss 3 infants diagnosed with PID. CLINICAL CASES: The cases are presented of three patients with PID diagnosed during their first admission to a Paediatric Intensive Critical Care Unit. The first patient, a 4-month-old infant affected by a severe pneumonia, and was diagnosed as a Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disease...
February 2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288026/delirium-and-mortality-in-critically-ill-children-epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-pediatric-delirium
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Chani Traube, Gabrielle Silver, Linda M Gerber, Savneet Kaur, Elizabeth A Mauer, Abigail Kerson, Christine Joyce, Bruce M Greenwald
OBJECTIVES: Delirium occurs frequently in adults and is an independent predictor of mortality. However, the epidemiology and outcomes of pediatric delirium are not well-characterized. The primary objectives of this study were to describe the frequency of delirium in critically ill children, its duration, associated risk factors, and effect on in-hospital outcomes, including mortality. Secondary objectives included determination of delirium subtype, and effect of delirium on duration of mechanical ventilation, and length of hospital stay...
March 10, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280685/catheter-related-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-fungemia-following-saccharomyces-boulardii-probiotic-treatment-in-a-child-in-intensive-care-unit-and-review-of-the-literature
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Serkan Atıcı, Ahmet Soysal, Kıvılcım Karadeniz Cerit, Şerife Yılmaz, Burak Aksu, Gürsu Kıyan, Mustafa Bakır
Although Saccharomyces boulardii is usually a non-pathogenic fungus, in rare occasions it can cause invasive infection in children. We present the case of an 8-year-old patient in pediatric surgical intensive care unit who developed S. cerevisiae fungemia following probiotic treatment containing S. boulardii. Caspofungin was not effective in this case and he was treated with amphotericin B. We want to emphasize that physicians should be careful about probiotic usage in critically ill patients.
March 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274664/psychological-outcomes-in-parents-of-critically-ill-hospitalized-children
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Robyn Stremler, Summer Haddad, Eleanor Pullenayegum, Christopher Parshuram
Parents of children in pediatric intensive care units (PICUs) are subjected to significant psychological stress. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of, and factors associated with anxiety, depressive symptoms and decisional conflict in parents of children hospitalized in the PICU. The study employed a descriptive, cross-sectional design to investigate the psychological status of 118 parents of 91 children (74 mothers and 44 fathers) admitted to the PICU, using measures of anxiety (STAI), depression (CES-D), and decisional conflict (DCS)...
March 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274341/prevalence-of-metabolic-syndrome-and-its-components-among-patients-with-various-psychiatric-diagnoses-and-treatments-a-cross-sectional-study
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Fahad D Alosaimi, Mohammed Abalhassan, Bandar Alhaddad, Nasser Alzain, Ebtihaj Fallata, Abdulhadi Alhabbad, Mohammed Z Alassiry
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prevalence and clinical correlates of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components among patients with psychiatric disorders. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among adult patients with psychiatric disorders at major hospitals in Saudi Arabia. After measurements were recorded for all MetS components, demographic and clinical information was obtained mainly by reviewing the patients' medical charts. RESULTS: The prevalence rate of MetS among the 992 study participants was 41...
March 2017: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274261/a-qualitative-exploration-of-care-seeking-pathways-for-sick-children-in-the-rural-oromia-region-of-ethiopia
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Bryan Shaw, Agbessi Amouzou, Nathan P Miller, Jennifer Bryce, Pamela J Surkan
BACKGROUND: Ethiopia has experienced rapid improvements in its healthcare infrastructure, such as through the recent scale up of integrated community case management (iCCM) delivered by community-based health extension workers (HEWs) targeting children under the age of five. Despite notable improvements in child outcomes, the use of HEWs delivering iCCM remains very low. The aim of our study was to explain this phenomenon by examining care-seeking practices and treatment for sick children in two rural districts in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia...
March 9, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267670/selective-digestive-decontamination-in-critically-ill-children-a-survey-of-canadian-providers
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Srinivas Murthy, Nazima Pathan, Brian H Cuthbertson
BACKGROUND: Selective digestive decontamination of the digestive tract involves the routine administration of oral, gastric, and intravenous antibiotics to mechanically ventilated children to prevent hospital-acquired infections. It has a strong evidence base in adults, with limited pediatric evidence. Current utilization of this intervention among pediatric physicians in North America is unknown. METHODS: An electronic survey administered to pediatric critical care and pediatric infectious disease providers in Canada...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267117/pressure-injury-prevalence-and-the-rate-of-hospital-acquired-pressure-injury-among-pediatric-patients-in-acute-care
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Ivy Razmus, Sandra Bergquist-Beringer
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe the prevalence and rate of hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs) in pediatric patients. DESIGN: Descriptive, secondary analysis of 2012 data on pressure injuries among pediatric patients from the National Database for Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI). SUBJECTS AND SETTING: The sample included 39,984 patients 1 day to 18 years old from 678 pediatric acute care units (general pediatrics, pediatric critical care, neonatal intensive care, pediatric step-down, and pediatric rehabilitation units) in 271 US hospitals that submitted pressure injury data to the NDNQI for at least 3 quarters during 2012...
March 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265128/how-we-manage-pediatric-deep-venous-thrombosis
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REVIEW
Marisol Betensky, Mark A Bittles, Paul Colombani, Neil A Goldenberg
Over the past two decades, the incidence and recognition of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in children has significantly increased, likely as a result of improvements in the medical care of critically ill patients and increased awareness of thrombotic complications among medical providers. Current recommendations for the management of VTE in children are largely based on data from pediatric registries and observational studies, or extrapolated from adult data. The scarcity of high-quality evidence-based recommendations has resulted in marked variations in the management of pediatric VTE among providers...
March 2017: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
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