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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153297/pain-management-practice-and-guidelines-in-jordanian-pediatric-intensive-care-units
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Ahmad Ismail, Paula Forgeron, Viola Polomeno, Huda Gharaibeh, Denise Harrison
Limited knowledge exists of current pain management practices and supporting guidelines in Jordanian pediatric intensive care units. To determine the current pain management practices and the availability and content of practice guidelines in Jordanian pediatric intensive care units, we conducted a cross-sectional and multisite survey of four pediatric intensive care units in Jordan. A questionnaire was developed and orally administered over the phone or in person to head nurses or their nominees to capture pain management practices and the existence and content of guidelines...
November 15, 2017: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129151/false-positive-diagnosis-of-brain-death-following-the-pediatric-guidelines-case-report-and-discussion
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D Alan Shewmon
A 2-year-old boy with severe head trauma was diagnosed brain dead according to the 2011 Pediatric Guidelines. Computed tomographic (CT) scan showed massive cerebral edema with herniation. Intracranial pressures were extremely high, with cerebral perfusion pressures around 0 for several hours. An apnea test was initially contraindicated; later, one had to be terminated due to oxygen desaturation when the Pco2 had risen to 57.9 mm Hg. An electroencephalogram (EEG) was probably isoelectric but formally interpreted as equivocal...
December 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117887/correlates-to-problem-behaviors-in-pediatric-narcolepsy-a-pilot-study
#3
Althea Robinson Shelton, Beth Malow
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Excessive daytime sleepiness, the hallmark of narcolepsy, predisposes patients to serious performance decrements in multiple areas of function. Psychosocial dysfunction has been demonstrated in adults and children with narcolepsy. Several factors could influence psychosocial functioning in children. The objective of this study was to examine neurobehavioral problems in children with narcolepsy and to define associations with these problem behaviors. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed where the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) was completed by guardians of children (age 18 years or younger) in whom narcolepsy with or without cataplexy was diagnosed (based on the International Classification of Sleep Disorders, Second Edition) between July 2008 and October 2014...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097481/efficacy-and-long-term-safety-of-c-e-r-a-maintenance-in-pediatric-hemodialysis-patients-with-anemia-of-ckd
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Michel Fischbach, Elke Wühl, Sylvie C Meyer Reigner, Zoe Morgan, Franz Schaefer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The study was conducted to identify a conversion factor for switching from previous erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) to continuous erythropoietin receptor activator-methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta (C.E.R.A.) and to document the efficacy and long-term safety of C.E.R.A. in pediatric patients with anemia of CKD undergoing hemodialysis. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: In this open-label, multicenter study, patients aged 6-17 years, with stable chronic anemia of CKD, undergoing hemodialysis received C...
November 2, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070156/born-into-addiction-neonatal-abstinence-syndrome-and-pediatric-dentistry
#5
Jennifer L Cully
Drug overdose and opioid-involved deaths continue to increase across the United States. An end-condition related to opioid abuse is neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). The implications for pregnant or post-partum women using an opioid, whether prescribed or illicit, can have significant effects on their infant. First described in the 1970s, NAS is defined as a postnatal drug withdrawal syndrome that primarily occurs in opioid-exposed infants. There are no nationally accepted, evidence-based treatment protocols for these infants...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067527/state-of-the-art-immunosuppression-protocols-for-pediatric-renal-transplant-recipients
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REVIEW
Lars Pape
Immunosuppressive protocols used in pediatric kidney transplantation have changed substantially within the last decade. Many transplant centers now focus on the use of tacrolimus and mycophenolate mofetil in combination with early steroid withdrawal, frequently combined with antibody induction therapy. However, this approach is mainly based on treatment efficacy and-compared to other immunosuppressive regimens used in this context-leads to higher rates of viral infections in patients. In this review I assess data from prospective, interventional trials of immunosuppressive therapy in pediatric kidney transplantation...
October 24, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044597/short-and-long-term-complications-of-in-utero-exposure-to-lamotrigine
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Merav Cohen-Israel, Itai Berger, Einat Y Martonovich, Gil Klinger, Bracha Stahl, Nehama Linder
AIMS: The present study evaluates the effect of antenatal lamotrigine exposure, on short- and long-term paediatric outcome. METHODS: The study included the children of 83 epileptic women treated with lamotrigine during pregnancy, at a tertiary medical centre between 2004-2014. All newborns were monitored for vital signs, congenital malformations and Finnegan score. In addition, the parents completed a questionnaire regarding their child's development and health up to the age of 12 years...
October 18, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026329/pharmacogenomic-testing-aiding-in-the-management-of-psychotropic-therapy-for-adolescents-with-autism-spectrum-disorders
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Seuli Bose-Brill, Jinming Xing, Debra J Barnette, Christopher Hanks
Adolescents with autism have higher rates of anxiety than the general adolescent population. They often struggle to express psychological symptoms verbally where their symptoms may manifest as withdrawal and agitation. Adolescent patients with autism have higher rates of polypharmacy and high-risk psychiatric medication use (eg, atypical antipsychotics) than other patients with psychiatric illness. Primary care pediatricians are at the front lines of psychiatric management for patients with autism. Yet, they have inadequate access to pediatric psychiatry for complex medication management...
2017: Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990396/physicians-perceptions-of-shared-decision-making-in-neonatal-and-pediatric-critical-care
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Claire A Richards, Helene Starks, M Rebecca O'Connor, Erica Bourget, Ross M Hays, Ardith Z Doorenbos
BACKGROUND: Most children die in neonatal and pediatric intensive care units after decisions are made to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatments. These decisions can be challenging when there are different views about the child's best interest and when there is a lack of clarity about how best to also consider the interests of the family. OBJECTIVE: To understand how neonatal and pediatric critical care physicians balance and integrate the interests of the child and family in decisions about life-sustaining treatments...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982757/another-case-for-diet-restriction-tap73-expressing-medulloblastomas-are-stunted-by-glutamine-withdrawal
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REVIEW
Marco Napoli, Elsa R Flores
Medulloblastomas are among the most common malignant brain cancers in the pediatric population and consist of at least four distinct subgroups with unique molecular and genetic features and clinical outcomes. In this issue of Genes & Development, Niklison-Chirou and colleagues (pp. 1738-1753) identify the p53 family member and p73 isoform TAp73 as a crucial factor causing glutamine addiction in aggressive medulloblastomas. Their findings pave the way for the use of glutamine restriction as an adjuvant treatment for TAp73-expressing medulloblastomas...
September 1, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952341/dexmedetomidine-use-in-a-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Heidi L Banasch, Deonne A Dersch-Mills, Leah L Boulter, Elaine Gilfoyle
BACKGROUND: Use of dexmedetomidine in critically ill pediatric patients is increasing despite limited data on effects on mechanical ventilation times, use of other sedatives, adverse effects, and withdrawal. OBJECTIVES: To describe the use and tolerability of dexmedetomidine in a large cohort of critically ill children. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of patients receiving dexmedetomidine in a pediatric intensive care unit. Ethical approval was granted by the local review board...
September 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942656/use-of-self-expanding-nitinol-stents-in-the-pediatric-management-of-refractory-esophageal-caustic-stenosis
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Verónica Alonso, Devicka Ojha, Harsha Nalluri, Juan Carlos de Agustín
BACKGROUND: The treatment of recurrent esophageal stricture secondary to the ingestion of a caustic agent is an arduous task. Self-expanding esophageal stents may be an alternative to repeated endoscopic esophageal dilations. CASE REPORT: We present the case of a two-year-old male with a severe and long esophageal stricture successfully treated by the combination of dilations and stent placement. After five months of serial pneumatic dilations, three self-expanding nitinol stents internally coated with silicone were introduced through a gastrostomy, covering the entire esophagus...
October 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932784/topical-corticosteroid-withdrawal-in-a-pediatric-patient
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Julie Dhossche, Eric Simpson, Tamar Hajar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: JAAD Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925929/canadian-guidelines-for-controlled-pediatric-donation-after-circulatory-determination-of-death-summary-report
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Matthew J Weiss, Laura Hornby, Bram Rochwerg, Michael van Manen, Sonny Dhanani, V Ben Sivarajan, Amber Appleby, Mary Bennett, Daniel Buchman, Catherine Farrell, Aviva Goldberg, Rebecca Greenberg, Ram Singh, Thomas A Nakagawa, William Witteman, Jill Barter, Allon Beck, Kevin Coughlin, Alf Conradi, Cynthia Cupido, Rosanne Dawson, Anne Dipchand, Darren Freed, Karen Hornby, Valerie Langlois, Cheryl Mack, Meagan Mahoney, Deepak Manhas, Christopher Tomlinson, Samara Zavalkoff, Sam D Shemie
OBJECTIVES: Create trustworthy, rigorous, national clinical practice guidelines for the practice of pediatric donation after circulatory determination of death in Canada. METHODS: We followed a process of clinical practice guideline development based on World Health Organization and Canadian Medical Association methods. This included application of Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation methodology. Questions requiring recommendations were generated based on 1) 2006 Canadian donation after circulatory determination of death guidelines (not pediatric specific), 2) a multidisciplinary symposium of national and international pediatric donation after circulatory determination of death leaders, and 3) a scoping review of the pediatric donation after circulatory determination of death literature...
November 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925801/mf59-adjuvanted-influenza-vaccine-fluad%C3%A2-elicits-higher-immune-responses-than-a-non-adjuvanted-influenza-vaccine-fluzone%C3%A2-a-randomized-multicenter-phase-iii-pediatric-trial-in-mexico
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Aurelio Cruz-Valdez, Gabriel Valdez-Zapata, Sanjay S Patel, Flavia V Castelli, Marcia G Garcia, Wim T Jansen, Ashwani Kumar Arora, Esther Heijnen
The poor immune response elicited by trivalent influenza vaccines (TIVs) in children can be enhanced by the addition of adjuvants. This observer-blind, randomized Phase III trial assessed the immunogenicity and safety of the MF59-adjuvanted trivalent influenza vaccine FLUAD® (aTIV) and a non-adjuvanted TIV, in healthy children (aged 6 to <72 months) from 3 centers in Mexico, during the 2014-2015 season. The primary objectives were to assess the non-inferiority of aTIV to TIV, measured by geometric mean titers (GMTs), and the safety of aTIV and TIV...
September 19, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918202/implementation-of-a-risk-stratified-opioid-weaning-protocol-in-a-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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L Nelson Sanchez-Pinto, Lara P Nelson, Phuong Lieu, Joyce Y Koh, John W Rodgers, Krichelle A Larson, Jennifer M Huson, Rambod Amirnovin
PURPOSE: Opioids are important in the care of critically ill children. However, their use is associated with complications including delirium, dependence, withdrawal, and bowel dysfunction. Our aim was to implement a risk-stratified opioid weaning protocol to reduce the duration of opioids without increasing the incidence of withdrawal. METHODS: A pre- and post-interventional prospective study was undertaken in a large children's hospital pediatric ICU where we implemented a risk-stratified opioid weaning protocol...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911874/childhood-adversity-predicts-reduced-physiological-flexibility-during-the-processing-of-negative-affect-among-adolescents-with-major-depression-histories
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Shimrit Daches, Maria Kovacs, Charles J George, Ilya Yaroslavsky, Eniko Kiss, Ágnes Vetró, Roberta Dochnal, István Benák, Ildikó Baji, Kitti Halas, Attila Makai, Krisztina Kapornai, Jonathan Rottenberg
BACKGROUND: Adversity during early development has been shown to have enduring negative physiological consequences. In turn, atypical physiological functioning has been associated with maladaptive processing of negative affect, including its regulation. The present study therefore explored whether exposure to adverse life events in childhood predicted maladaptive (less flexible) parasympathetic nervous system functioning during the processing of negative affect among adolescents with depression histories...
November 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891099/opioid-and-benzodiazepine-weaning-in-pediatric-patients-review-of-current-literature
#18
Norman E Fenn, Kimberly S Plake
Pediatric opioid and benzodiazepine withdrawal are avoidable complications of pain and sedation management that is well described in the literature. To prevent withdrawal from occurring, practitioners regularly use a steady decrease of pain and sedation medications, also known as a weaning or tapering schedule. The weaning schedule is highly variable based on clinician preference and is usually dependent on the clinician. The purposes of this review are to evaluate the current literature on the process of opioid and benzodiazepine weaning in pediatric patients and to assess the various standardized protocols used to decrease withdrawal occurrences...
September 11, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887267/patterns-and-outcomes-of-care-in-children-with-advanced-heart-disease-receiving-palliative-care-consultation
#19
Katherine L Marcus, Emily M Balkin, Hasan Al-Sayegh, Elyssa Guslits, Elizabeth D Blume, Clement Ma, Joanne Wolfe
CONTEXT: While access to subspecialty pediatric palliative care (PPC) is increasing, little is known about the role of PPC for children with advanced heart disease (AHD). OBJECTIVES: To examine features of subspecialty PPC involvement for children with AHD. METHODS: Retrospective single-institution medical record review of patients with a primary diagnosis of AHD for whom the PPC team was initially consulted between 2011 and 2016. RESULTS: Among 201 patients, 87% had congenital/structural heart disease, the remainder having acquired/non-structural heart disease...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866754/opioid-associated-iatrogenic-withdrawal-in-critically-ill-adult-patients-a-multicenter-prospective-observational-study
#20
Pan Pan Wang, Elaine Huang, Xue Feng, Charles-André Bray, Marc M Perreault, Philippe Rico, Patrick Bellemare, Paul Murgoi, Céline Gélinas, Annie Lecavalier, Dev Jayaraman, Anne Julie Frenette, David Williamson
BACKGROUND: Opioids and benzodiazepines are frequently used in the intensive care unit (ICU). Regular use and prolonged exposure to opioids in ICU patients followed by abrupt tapering or cessation may lead to iatrogenic withdrawal syndrome (IWS). IWS is well described in pediatrics, but no prospective study has evaluated this syndrome in adult ICU patients. The objective of this study was to determine the incidence of IWS caused by opioids in a critically ill adult population. This multicenter prospective cohort study was conducted at two level-1 trauma ICUs between February 2015 and September 2015 and included 54 critically ill patients...
September 2, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
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