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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676046/effectiveness-of-an-audiovisual-aid-on-the-knowledge-of-schoolteachers-regarding-emergency-management-of-dental-injuries
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Sabarinathan Niviethitha, Chanram Bhawarlal, Hemalatha Ramkumar, Senthil Dhakshanamoorthy, Hariharan Shanmugam
BACKGROUND/AIM: Traumatic Dental Injuries (TDI) occur frequently at school environment. Many studies have shown that teachers' knowledge on emergency management of TDI is inadequate. The aim of this study was to evaluate the knowledge level among schoolteachers in Chennai, India, regarding TDI using a questionnaire and to evaluate the effectiveness of a newly developed audiovisual aid (AV) as an educational tool by reapplying the questionnaire. METHODS: The questionnaire was distributed to 345 teachers in 15 randomly selected schools...
April 19, 2018: Dental Traumatology: Official Publication of International Association for Dental Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675402/poor-compliance-with-sepsis-guidelines-in-a-tertiary-care-children-s-hospital-emergency-room
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Benjamin Louis Moresco, Clinton Woosley, Morris Sauter, Utpal Bhalala
Objectives: This study aimed to assess factors related to adherence to the Pediatric Advanced Life Support guidelines for severe sepsis and septic shock in an emergency room (ER) of a tertiary care children's hospital. Methods: This was a retrospective, observational study of children (0-18 years old) in The Children's Hospital of San Antonio ER over 1 year with the International Consensus Definition Codes, version-9 (ICD-9) diagnostic codes for "severe sepsis" and "shocks...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659856/integration-of-physical-abuse-clinical-decision-support-into-the-electronic-health-record-at-a-tertiary-care-children-s-hospital
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Srinivasan Suresh, Richard A Saladino, Janet Fromkin, Emily Heineman, Tom McGinn, Rudolph Richichi, Rachel P Berger
Objective: To evaluate the effect of a previously validated electronic health record-based child abuse trigger system on physician compliance with clinical guidelines for evaluation of physical abuse. Methods: A randomized controlled trial (RCT) with comparison to a preintervention group was performed. RCT-experimental subjects' providers received alerts with a direct link to a physical abuse-specific order set. RCT-control subjects' providers had no alerts, but could manually search for the order set...
April 12, 2018: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629363/pediatric-vital-sign-distribution-derived-from-a-multi-centered-emergency-department-database
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Robert J Sepanski, Sandip A Godambe, Arno L Zaritsky
Background: We hypothesized that current vital sign thresholds used in pediatric emergency department (ED) screening tools do not reflect observed vital signs in this population. We analyzed a large multi-centered database to develop heart rate (HR) and respiratory rate centile rankings and z -scores that could be incorporated into electronic health record ED screening tools and we compared our derived centiles to previously published centiles and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) vital sign thresholds...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625590/guideline-on-management-of-the-acute-asthma-attack-in-children-by-italian-society-of-pediatrics
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Luciana Indinnimeo, Elena Chiappini, Michele Miraglia Del Giudice
BACKGROUND: Acute asthma attack is a frequent condition in children. It is one of the most common reasons for emergency department (ED) visit and hospitalization. Appropriate care is fundamental, considering both the high prevalence of asthma in children, and its life-threatening risks. Italian Society of Pediatrics recently issued a guideline on the management of acute asthma attack in children over age 2, in ambulatory and emergency department settings. METHODS: The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) methodology was adopted...
April 6, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622722/inpatient-quality-improvement-interventions-for-asthma-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Kavita Parikh, Susan Keller, Shawn Ralston
CONTEXT: Despite the availability of evidence-based guidelines for the management of pediatric asthma, health care utilization remains high. OBJECTIVE: Systematically review the inpatient literature on asthma quality improvement (QI) and synthesize impact on subsequent health care utilization. DATA SOURCES: Medline and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (January 1, 1991-November 16, 2016) and bibliographies of retrieved articles...
April 5, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622322/bronchiolitis-from-practice-guideline-to-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Maybelle Kou, Vivian Hwang, Nadira Ramkellawan
The American Academy of Pediatrics' clinical practice guideline in bronchiolitis was last updated in 2014 with recommendations to improve care for pediatric patients with bronchiolitis. As most treatments of bronchiolitis are supportive, the guideline minimizes the breadth of treatments previously used and cautions the use of tests and therapies that have a limited evidence base. Emergency physicians must be familiar with the guidelines in order to apply best practices appropriately.
May 2018: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605191/a-quality-improvement-intervention-to-reduce-emergency-department-radiography-for-bronchiolitis
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Joel Reiter, Adin Breuer, Oded Breuer, Saar Hashavya, David Rekhtman, Eitan Kerem, Malena Cohen-Cymberknoh
INTRODUCTION: Bronchiolitis is one of the most common infectious diseases in children and the most frequent cause of hospitalization in infants. Clinical practice guidelines recommend that a chest X-ray (CXR) should not be routinely obtained in the diagnosis of bronchiolitis, as studies have shown that they do not affect clinical outcomes, but rather lead to overuse of pharmacological agents and a longer length of hospital stay. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether active institution of bronchiolitis practice guidelines as part of a quality improvement project decreased the use of CXRs in the Pediatric Emergency Department (ED)...
April 2018: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29592851/development-of-a-provisional-essential-medicines-list-for-children-in-canada-consensus-process
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Hannah Woods, Efosa Oronsaye, Anjli Bali, Yathavan Rajakulasingam, Taehoon Lee, Norman Umali, Eyal Cohen, Yaron Finkelstein, Martin Offringa, Nav Persaud
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, many countries have developed a list of essential medicines for children to improve prescribing. We aimed to create an essential medicines list for children in Canada. METHODS: We adapted the previously created preliminary list of essential medicines for adults in Canada and the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines for Children to create a provisional list of essential medicines for children in Canada. Canadian clinicians made suggestions for changes...
March 26, 2018: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589346/-recommendations-for-diagnostics-and-therapy-of-children-with-cancer-presenting-with-fever-and-neutropenia-comparison-of-two-current-guidelines
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Thomas Lehrnbecher, Andreas Groll, Philipp Agyeman, Roland A Ammann, Andishe Attarbaschi, Uta Behrends, Christoph Berger, Axel Hamprecht, Markus Hufnagel, Hans-Jürgen Laws, Max Scheler, Christian Temme, Simon Vieth, Arne Simon
Immunocompromised children and adolescents receiving treatment for cancer have a considerably increased risk for infection. Neutropenia is the most important single risk factor for infectious complications, and fever in neutropenia is considered as an emergency. Whereas guidelines for the management of fever in neutropenic adults have been established for decades, specific pediatric guidelines have not been developed until recently. As children differ in many aspects from adults such as in the underlying malignancy or in the availability and dosing of antimicrobial compounds, guidelines for pediatric patients are important...
March 27, 2018: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587869/perspectives-of-health-professionals-on-the-best-care-settings-for-pediatric-trauma-casualties-a-qualitative-study
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Raya Madar, Bruria Adini, David Greenberg, Yehezkel Waisman, Avishay Goldberg
BACKGROUND: Critically-injured children are frequently treated by providers who lack specialty pediatric training in facilities that have not been modified for the care of children. We set out to understand the attitudes and perspectives of policy makers, and senior nursing and medical managers in the Israeli healthcare system, concerning the provision of medical care to pediatric trauma casualties in emergency departments. METHODS: We conducted semi-structured interviews with 17 health professionals from medical centers across Israel and the Ministry of Health...
March 28, 2018: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29584889/longitudinal-assessment-of-illnesses-stress-dosing-and-illness-sequelae-in-patients-with-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia
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Diala El-Maouche, Courtney J Hargreaves, Ninet Sinaii, Ashwini Mallappa, Padmasree Veeraraghavan, Deborah P Merke
Context: Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) patients are at risk for life-threatening adrenal crises. Management of illness episodes aims to prevent adrenal crises. Objective: We evaluated rates of illnesses and associated factors in a cohort of CAH patients followed prospectively and receiving repeated glucocorticoid stress dosing education. Methods: Longitudinal analysis of 156 CAH patients followed at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center over 23 years was performed...
March 22, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582979/contemporary-endovascular-techniques-for-the-curative-treatment-of-cerebral-arteriovenous-malformations-and-review-of-neurointerventional-outcomes
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Pascal J Mosimann, René Chapot
INTRODUCTION: Since the first landmark randomized trials on unruptured bAVMs were published, there has been emerging concerns about the role of endovascular therapy. For bAVMs considered inoperable, embolization remains an option worth considering, especially in young patients presenting with a rupture. We aimed to review the curative potential of contemporary stand-alone embolization techniques enabling high occlusion rates and their respective short and long term safety profile. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a PubMed search with the terms "curative embolization of brain arteriovenous malformations" and "endovascular cure of brain arteriovenous malformations" focusing on the last ten years (2008-2018) and compliant to the PRISMA reporting guidelines...
March 26, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576820/the-emergency-department-crash-cart-a-systematic-review-and-suggested-contents
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REVIEW
Gabrielle A Jacquet, Bachar Hamade, Karim A Diab, Rasha Sawaya, Gilbert Abou Dagher, Eveline Hitti, Jamil D Bayram
BACKGROUND: As the field of Emergency Medicine grows worldwide, the importance of an Emergency Department Crash Cart (EDCC) has long been recognized. Yet, there is paucity of relevant peer-reviewed literature specifically discussing EDCCs or proposing detailed features for an EDCC suitable for both adult and pediatric patients. METHODS: The authors performed a systematic review of EDCC-specific literature indexed in Pubmed and Embase on December 20, 2016. In addition, the authors reviewed the 2015 American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care, the 2015 European Resuscitation Council (ERC) guidelines for resuscitation, and the 2013 American College of Surgeons (ACS) Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) 9th edition...
2018: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567486/genetic-evaluation-of-cardiomyopathy-a-heart-failure-society-of-america-practice-guideline
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Ray E Hershberger, Michael Givertz, Carolyn Y Ho, Daniel P Judge, Paul Kantor, Kim L McBride, Ana Morales, Matthew R G Taylor, Matteo Vatta, Stephanie M Ware
This guideline describes the approach and expertise needed for the genetic evaluation of cardiomyopathy. First published in 2009 by the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA), this guidance has now been updated in collaboration with the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG). The writing group, composed of cardiologists and genetics professionals with expertise in adult and pediatric cardiomyopathy, reflects the emergence and increased clinical activity devoted to cardiovascular genetic medicine...
March 19, 2018: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560077/higher-mallampati-scores-are-not-associated-with-more-adverse-events-during-pediatric-procedural-sedation-and-analgesia
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Maya S Iyer, Raymond D Pitetti, Melissa Vitale
Introduction: Procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) is used by non-anesthesiologists (NAs) outside of the operating room for several types of procedures. Adverse events during pediatric PSA that pose the most risk to patient safety involve airway compromise. Higher Mallampati scores may indirectly indicate children at risk for airway compromise. Medical governing bodies have proposed guidelines for PSA performed by NAs, but these recommendations rarely suggest using Mallampati scores in pre-PSA evaluations...
March 2018: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543684/effect-of-a-sepsis-educational-intervention-on-hospital-stay
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Jaime Fernández-Sarmiento, Joseph A Carcillo, Claudia M Salinas, Edgar F Galvis, Paula A López, Andrés Jagua-Gualdrón
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate adherence to the sepsis bundle before and after an educational strategy and its impact on hospital stay. DESIGN: A prospective, analytic, before-and-after study of children with severe sepsis and septic shock who presented to the emergency department. SETTING: Carried out from January to December 2014 in the emergency department of a quaternary care hospital. PATIENTS: Of a total of 19,836 children who presented to the emergency department, 4,383 had an infectious pathology, with 203 of these showing severe sepsis and septic shock (124 pre intervention, and 79 post intervention)...
March 14, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29538263/emergency-medicine-providers-knowledge-and-management-of-pediatric-tropical-diseases-a-needs-assessment
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Vanessa A Thomas, Heather L Crouse, Kristy O Murray, Deborah C Hsu, Elizabeth A Camp, Andrea T Cruz
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to perform a needs assessment of pediatric (PEM) and general emergency medicine (EM) provider knowledge, comfort, and current practice patterns in the evaluation of pediatric tropical infectious diseases. METHODS: An online survey was developed based on educational priorities identified by an expert panel via modified Delphi methodology. The survey included assessment of providers' typical evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of tropical diseases and was distributed to PEM and EM providers in 2 large professional organizations...
March 12, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531100/use-of-asthma-apgar-tools-in-primary-care-practices-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Barbara P Yawn, Peter C Wollan, Matthew A Rank, Susan L Bertram, Young Juhn, Wilson Pace
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess patient and practice outcomes after introducing the Asthma APGAR (Activities, Persistent, triGGers, Asthma medications, Response to therapy) tools into primary care practices. METHODS: We used a pragmatic cluster-randomized controlled design in 18 US family medicine and pediatric practices to compare outcomes in patients with persistent asthma aged 5 to 45 years after introduction of the Asthma APGAR tools vs usual care...
March 2018: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528891/complicated-pneumonia-current-concepts-and-state-of-the-art
#20
Michael C Tracy, Roshni Mathew
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review aims to provide clinicians engaged in the care of infants and children an update on the current understanding of the epidemiology, etiology, diagnostic evaluation, and clinical management of complicated pneumonia. The review provides timely information surrounding areas of consensus and ongoing research. RECENT FINDINGS: The epidemiology and etiologies of complicated pneumonia continue to evolve over the past several decades in context of the introduction of new vaccines...
March 9, 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
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