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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917707/management-of-pneumonia-in-the-pediatric-critical-care-unit-an-area-for-antimicrobial-stewardship
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Aimee M Dassner, David P Nicolau, Jennifer E Girotto
Pediatric pneumonia is one of the most common causes of childhood infection requiring hospitalization and is a substantial driver of antimicrobial use among hospitalized children. About 12-20% of pediatric patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) require critical care. Additionally, nosocomial pneumonias (i.e. hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonias) are responsible for 15-53% of hospital-associated infections and are the most common indication for empiric antibiotics in the pediatric intensive care unit...
December 4, 2016: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889726/prolonged-infusion-of-dexmedetomidine-in-critically-ill-children
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Cinara Andreolio, Jefferson Pedro Piva, Elisa Baldasso, Roberta Ferlini, Rafaela Piccoli
OBJECTIVE: To describe main indications, doses, length of infusion and side effects related to dexmedetomidine infusion. METHODS: Observational and retrospective study evaluating dexmedetomidine use in pediatric intensive care unit. RESULTS: 77 children received dexmedetomidine infusion longer than 6 hours for mechanical ventilation weaning (32.5%), post- neurosurgery and post-upper airway surgery (24.7%), non-invasive ventilation (13%), refractory tachycardia (6...
November 15, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872826/pandemic-influenza-2009-impact-of-vaccination-coverage-on-critical-illness-in-children-a-canada-and-france-observational-study
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Olivier Fléchelles, Olivier Brissaud, Robert Fowler, Thierry Ducruet, Philippe Jouvet, The Pediatric Canadian Critical Care Trials Group H N Collaborative And Groupe Francophone de Réanimation Et Urgences Pédiatriques
AIM: To study the impact of vaccination critical illness due to H1N1pdm09, we compared the incidence and severity of H1N1pdm09 infection in Canada and France. METHODS: We studied two national cohorts that included children with documented H1N1pdm09 infection, admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) in Canada and in France between October 1, 2009 and January 31, 2010. RESULTS: Vaccination coverage prior to admission to PICUs was higher in Canada than in France (21% vs 2% of children respectively, P < 0...
November 8, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856012/nutrient-delivery-in-mechanically-ventilated-surgical-patients-in-the-pediatric-critical-care-unit
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Cristine S Velazco, David Zurakowski, Brenna S Fullerton, Lori J Bechard, Tom Jaksic, Nilesh M Mehta
PURPOSE: Inadequate nutrient intake is associated with poor outcomes in critically ill children. We examined macronutrient delivery in surgical patients in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). METHODS: In a prospective international cohort study of mechanically ventilated children (1month to 18years), we recorded adequacy of cumulative nutrient delivery in the PICU. Surgical patients enrolled in this study were included in the current analysis. Protein intake <60% of the prescribed goal was deemed inadequate...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849239/importance-of-the-use-of-protocols-for-the-management-of-analgesia-and-sedation-in-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Emiliana Motta, Michele Luglio, Artur Figueiredo Delgado, Werther Brunow de Carvalho
Introduction: Analgesia and sedation are essential elements in patient care in the intensive care unit (ICU), in order to promote the control of pain, anxiety and agitation, prevent the loss of devices, accidental extubation, and improve the synchrony of the patient with mechanical ventilation. However, excess of these medications leads to rise in morbidity and mortality. The ideal management will depend on the adoption of clinical and pharmacological measures, guided by scales and protocols...
September 2016: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798539/pediatric-minor-traumatic-brain-injury-with-intracranial-hemorrhage-identifying-low-risk-patients-who-may-not-benefit-from-icu-admission
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Erin Comer Burns, Beech Burns, Craig D Newgard, Amber Laurie, Rongwei Fu, Theresa Graif, Casey S Ward, Abbie Bauer, David Steinhardt, Laura M Ibsen, David M Spiro
BACKGROUND: Pediatric patients with any severity of traumatic intracranial hemorrhage (tICH) are often admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) for early detection of secondary injury. We hypothesize that there is a subset of these patients with mild injury and tICH for whom ICU care is unnecessary. OBJECTIVES: To quantify tICH frequency and describe disposition and to identify patients at low risk of inpatient critical care intervention (CCI). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients aged 0 to 17 years with tICH at a single level I trauma center from 2008 to 2013...
October 28, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790606/nutrition-a-primary-therapy-in-pediatric-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Bryan Wilson, Katri Typpo
Appropriate nutrition is an essential component of intensive care management of children with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and is linked to patient outcomes. One out of every two children in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) will develop malnutrition or have worsening of baseline malnutrition and present with specific micronutrient deficiencies. Early and adequate enteral nutrition (EN) is associated with improved 60-day survival after pediatric critical illness, and, yet, despite early EN guidelines, critically ill children receive on average only 55% of goal calories by PICU day 10...
2016: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773638/diagnosis-and-risk-factors-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756590/the-challenges-of-providing-effective-pain-management-for-children-in-the-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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REVIEW
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...
December 2016: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750191/interhospital-transfer-of-children-in-respiratory-failure-a-clinician-interview-qualitative-study
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688628/acute-kidney-injury-in-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-incidence-risk-factors-and-outcome
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27679966/current-state-of-pediatric-intensive-care-and-high-dependency-care-in-nepal
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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...
November 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27662565/short-term-health-related-quality-of-life-of-critically-ill-children-following-daily-sedation-interruption
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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...
November 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27596079/-relationship-between-changes-of-increased-amylase-or-lipase-levels-and-pancreas-injury-in-critically-ill-children
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27544347/prognostic-factors-and-outcome-of-patients-undergoing-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-who-are-admitted-to-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27532338/a-nationwide-census-of-icu-capacity-and-admissions-in-mongolia
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27506722/retrospective-descriptive-study-of-an-intensive-care-unit-at-a-ugandan-regional-referral-hospital
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27490604/sedation-and-analgesia-in-pediatric-cardiac-critical-care
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27453367/pediatric-critical-care-resource-use-by-children-with-medical-complexity
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27424691/acute-kidney-injury-in-critically-ill-child
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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
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