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Ankana Daga, Fredrick Dapaah-Siakwan, Sharina Rajbhandari, Cassandra Arevalo, Agnes Salvador
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in critically ill premature infants. There is a lack of consensus on the diagnostic definition of AKI in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. The primary aim of this study was to determine the incidence and risk factors for AKI in VLBW infants using the AKI network (AKIN) and pRIFLE (pediatric Risk, Injury, Failure, Loss, End-Stage) criteria and to evaluate whether Clinical Risk Index for Babies (CRIB II) score is a predictor of AKI. The secondary objective was to determine the extent of agreement between the AKIN and pRIFLE criteria in the diagnosis of AKI in VLBW infants...
September 28, 2016: Pediatrics and Neonatology
Ahmad Ismail
Providing effective pain management is necessary for all patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). Because of developmental considerations, caring for children may provide additional challenges. The purpose of this literature review is to describe key challenges in providing effective pain management in pediatric intensive care units (PICUs), with the aim of bringing about a better understanding by health care providers caring for children. Challenges of providing effective pain management in the PICU can be categorized into four levels...
October 15, 2016: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
Folafoluwa O Odetola, Renee R Anspach, Yong Y Han, Sarah J Clark
PURPOSE: To investigate the decision making underlying transfer of children with respiratory failure from level II to level I pediatric intensive care unit care. METHODS: Interviews with 19 eligible level II pediatric intensive care unit physicians about a hypothetical scenario of a 2-year-old girl in respiratory failure: RESULTS: At baseline, indices critical to management were as follows: OI (53%), partial pressure of oxygen in arterial blood (Pao2)/Fio2 (32%), and inflation pressure (16%)...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
Sheetal Gupta, Ghanshyam Singh Sengar, Praveen K Meti, Anil Lahoti, Mukesh Beniwal, Murlidhar Kumawat
OBJECTIVE: To determine incidence, risk factors, and outcome of acute kidney injury (AKI) in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a prospective, observational study conducted in PICU of Department of Paediatrics, S.P. Medical College, Bikaner, from October 2013 to May 2014. In this study, 536 patients of aged 29 days to 16 years were screened for AKI according to the Pediatric Risk, Injury, Failure, Loss, End-stage Renal Disease (pRIFLE) criteria...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Aayush Khanal, Arun Sharma, Sangita Basnet
OBJECTIVES: To describe the state of pediatric intensive care and high dependency care in Nepal. Pediatric intensive care is now a recognized specialty in high-income nations, but there are few reports from low-income countries. With the large number of critically ill children in Nepal, the importance of pediatric intensive care is increasingly recognized but little is known about its current state. DESIGN: Survey. SETTING: All hospitals in Nepal that have separate physical facilities for PICU and high dependency care...
September 27, 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Nienke J Vet, Saskia N de Wildt, Carin W M Verlaat, Miriam G Mooij, Dick Tibboel, Matthijs de Hoog, Corinne M P Buysse
OBJECTIVE: Our earlier pediatric daily sedation interruption trial showed that daily sedation interruption in addition to protocolized sedation in critically ill children does not reduce duration of mechanical ventilation, length of stay, or amounts of sedative drugs administered when compared with protocolized sedation only, but undersedation was more frequent in the daily sedation interruption + protocolized sedation group. We now report the preplanned analysis comparing short-term health-related quality of life and posttraumatic stress symptoms between the two groups...
September 22, 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
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OBJECTIVE: To observe the occurrence rate of elevated serum amylase and lipase in critically ill children, to explore the relationship between elevated pancreatic enzymes and pancreatic injury, and the effect of elevated pancreatic enzymes on state of illness and the prognosis. METHOD: The data of cases treated in pediatric intensive care unit(ICU) of 17 children's hospitals were collected prospectively from January 2012 to March 2014 according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria...
September 2016: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
Kang An, Ying Wang, Biru Li, Changying Luo, Jianmin Wang, Chengjuan Luo, Jing Chen
BACKGROUND: There are many studies about the prognosis and possible predictive factors of mortality for pediatric allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) recipients requiring pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) treatment, but the related study in China is lacking. This study investigates the data of these special patients in our center. METHODS: This retrospective analysis is based on data from bone marrow center and PICU of our hospital. A total of 302 patients received allogeneic HSCT from January 2000 to December 2012, 29 of them were admitted to PICU because of various complications developed after transplantation...
August 20, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
Naranpurev Mendsaikhan, Tsolmon Begzjav, Ganbold Lundeg, Andreas Brunauer, Martin W Dünser
In Mongolia, a Central Asian lower-middle income country, intensive care medicine is an under-resourced and-developed medical specialty. The burden of critical illness and capacity of intensive care unit (ICU) services in the country is unknown. In this nationwide census, we collected data on adult and pediatric/neonatal ICU capacities and the number of ICU admissions in 2014. All hospitals registered to run an ICU service in Mongolia were surveyed. Data on the availability of an adult and/or pediatric/neonatal ICU service, the number of available ICU beds, the number of available functional mechanical ventilators, the number of patients admitted to the ICU, and the number of patients admitted to the study hospital were collected...
2016: PloS One
Stephen S Ttendo, Adam Was, Mark A Preston, Emmanuel Munyarugero, Vanessa B Kerry, Paul G Firth
BACKGROUND: We describe delivery and outcomes of critical care at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, a Ugandan secondary referral hospital serving a large, widely dispersed rural population. METHODS: Retrospective observational study of ICU admissions was performed from January 2008 to December 2011. RESULTS: Of 431 admissions, 239 (55.4 %) were female, and 142 (33.2 %) were children (<18 years). The median length of stay was 2 (IQR 1-4) days, with 365 patients (85 %) staying less than 8 days...
August 9, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
Viviane G Nasr, James A DiNardo
OBJECTIVES: This review will focus on the pharmacokinetics (with an emphasis on the context-sensitive half-time), pharmacodynamics, and hemodynamic characteristics of the most commonly used sedative/hypnotic, analgesic, and IV anesthetics used in cardiac intensive care. In addition, the assessment of pain and agitation and withdrawal will be reviewed. DATA SOURCE: MEDLINE, PubMed. CONCLUSIONS: Children in the cardiac ICU often require one or more components of general anesthesia: analgesia, amnesia (sedation and hypnosis), and muscle relaxation to facilitate mechanical ventilation, to manage postoperative pain, to perform necessary procedures, and to alleviate fear and anxiety...
August 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Titus Chan, Jonathan Rodean, Troy Richardson, Reid W D Farris, Susan L Bratton, Jane L Di Gennaro, Tamara D Simon
OBJECTIVES: To examine the proportionate use of critical care resources among children of differing medical complexity admitted to pediatric intensive care units (ICUs) in tertiary-care children's hospitals. STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective, cross-sectional study of all children (<19 years of age) admitted to a pediatric ICU between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2013, in the Pediatric Health Information Systems database. Using the Pediatric Medical Complexity Algorithm, we assigned patients to 1 of 3 categories: no chronic disease, noncomplex chronic disease (NC-CD), or complex chronic disease (C-CD)...
October 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
Wejdan Al-Jboor, Reham Almardini, Jwaher Al Bderat, Mahdi Frehat, Hazem Al Masri, Mohammad Saleh Alajloni
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common and serious complication in patients in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). We conducted this study to estimate the incidence and the mortality rate of AKI in critically ill children as well as to describe some other related factors. A retrospective study was conducted at PICU of Queen Rania Abdulla Children Hospital, Amman, Jordan for the period extending from May 2011 to June 2013. The medical records of all patients admitted during this period, and their demographic data were reviewed...
July 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Elias Iosifidis, Elpis Chochliourou, Asimenia Violaki, Elisavet Chorafa, Stavroula Psachna, Afroditi Roumpou, Maria Sdougka, Emmanuel Roilides
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the new adult Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ventilator-associated event (VAE) module in critically ill children and compare with the traditionally used CDC definition for ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). DESIGN Retrospective observational study of mechanically ventilated children in a pediatric intensive care unit in Greece January 1-December 31, 2011. METHODS Assessment of new adult CDC VAE module including 3 definition tiers: ventilator-associated condition (VAC), infection-related VAC, and possible/probable ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAE-VAP); comparison with traditional CDC criteria for clinically defined pneumonia in mechanically ventilated children (PNEU-VAP)...
October 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
J-H Lee, C-H Koo, S-Y Lee, E-H Kim, I-K Song, H-S Kim, C-S Kim, J-T Kim
BACKGROUND: Few studies investigated the optimal timing for tracheostomy and its influence on the clinical outcomes in critically ill pediatric patients. This study evaluated the differences in clinical outcomes between early and late tracheostomy in pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) patients. METHODS: We assessed 111 pediatric patients. Patients who underwent a tracheostomy within 14 days of mechanical ventilation (MV) were assigned to the early tracheostomy group, whereas those who underwent tracheostomy after 14 days of MV were included in the late tracheostomy group...
October 2016: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
Punkaj Gupta, Mallikarjuna Rettiganti, Tom B Rice, Randall C Wetzel
RATIONALE: Around-the-clock presence of in-house attending critical care physician (24/7 coverage) is purported to be associated with improved outcomes among high-risk children with critical illness. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the association of 24/7 in-house coverage with outcomes in children with critical illness. METHODS: Patients <18 years of age in the Virtual Pediatric Systems (VPS, LLC) Database (2009-2014) were included. The main analysis was performed using generalized linear mixed effects multivariable regression models...
July 1, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Rafaela B Grippa, Paola S Silva, Eliana Barbosa, Nilzete L Bresolin, Nilesh M Mehta, Yara M F Moreno
OBJECTIVES: Critically ill children admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) often are malnourished. The aim of this study was to determine the role of nutritional status on admission as a predictor of the duration of mechanical ventilation in critically ill children. METHODS: This was a single-center, prospective cohort study, including consecutive children (ages 1 mo to 15 y) admitted to a PICU. Demographic characteristics, clinical characteristics, and nutritional status were recorded and patients were followed up until hospital discharge...
May 17, 2016: Nutrition
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June 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
Anis Chaari, Hedi Chelly, Hela Fourati, Zeineb Mnif, Kamilia Chtara, Najeh Baccouche, Mabrouk Bahloul, Mounir Bouaziz
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to identify factors predicting lung contusion in trauma children. METHODS: Retrospective study conducted for a period of 8 years (January 01, 2005-December 31, 2012) in a medical surgical intensive care unit. All trauma patients younger than 15 years were included. Two groups were compared: those with lung contusions (C+ group) and those without lung contusions (C- group). RESULTS: We included 330 patients...
June 2, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
Vivek V Shukla, Somashekhar M Nimbalkar, Jaishree D Ganjiwale, Denny John
OBJECTIVE: To assess the direct costs involved in treatment of children receiving intensive care in a university-affiliated teaching hospital and its associated implications on the children's families, in rural India. METHODS: It was a prospective observational study for cost-analysis using questionnaire based interviews and billing records data collection for admissions to the PICU over 27 consecutive months (January 2010 through March 2012). RESULTS: A total of 784 children were admitted to the unit during the assessment period...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
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