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Pediatric drowning

Kyra Doumlele, Daniel Friedman, Jeffrey Buchhalter, Elizabeth J Donner, Jay Louik, Orrin Devinsky
Importance: Children with benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS) have traditionally been considered to have a uniformly good prognosis. However, benign may be a misnomer because BECTS is linked to cognitive deficits, a more severe phenotype with intractable seizures, and the potential for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). Objective: To determine if cases of BECTS are present in the North American SUDEP Registry (NASR). Design, Setting, and Participants: The NASR is a clinical and biospecimen repository established in 2011 to promote SUDEP research...
April 3, 2017: JAMA Neurology
Adrian Hruşcã, Andreea Liana Rãchişan, Siegfried Rödl, Erich Sorantin
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric cerebral hypoxic-ischemic injury frequently results in severe neurological outcome. Imaging with diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWi) demonstrates that the acute cerebral injury and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) allow the assessment of the severity of brain damage. The main objective was to examine if spatial distribution of reductions in ADC values is associated with clinical outcome in drowned children. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of 7 children (7 examinations) suffering from a hypoxic-ischemic event who underwent DWi...
March 23, 2017: Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal, Journal L'Association Canadienne des Radiologistes
Beth S Slomine, Vinay M Nadkarni, James R Christensen, Faye S Silverstein, Russell Telford, Alexis Topjian, Joshua D Koch, Jill Sweney, Ericka L Fink, Mudit Mathur, Richard Holubkov, J Michael Dean, Frank W Moler
AIM: To describe the 1-year neurobehavioral outcome of survivors of cardiac arrest secondary to drowning, compared with other respiratory etiologies, in children enrolled in the Therapeutic Hypothermia after Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Out-of-Hospital (THAPCA-OH) trial. METHODS: Exploratory analysis of survivors (ages 1-18 years) who received chest compressions for ≥2min, were comatose, and required mechanical ventilation after return of circulation (ROC). Participants recruited from 27 pediatric intensive care units in North America received targeted temperature management [therapeutic hypothermia (33°C) or therapeutic normothermia (36...
March 6, 2017: Resuscitation
M Ishaque, J H Manning, M D Woolsey, C G Franklin, F S Salinas, P T Fox
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although drowning is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in young children, the neuropathologic consequences have not been fully determined. The purpose of this article was to quantitatively characterize white matter microstructural abnormalities in pediatric anoxic brain injury from nonfatal drowning and investigate the correlation with motor function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Whole-brain T1-weighted and diffusion-weighted MR imaging datasets were acquired in 11 children with chronic anoxic brain injury and 11 age- and sex-matched neurotypical controls (4-12 years of age)...
April 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
Joshua A Watson, Brian R Englum, Jina Kim, Obinna O Adibe, Henry E Rice, Mark L Shapiro, Mani A Daneshmand, Elisabeth T Tracy
PURPOSE: As the role of extracorporeal life support (ECLS) continues to evolve in the adult and pediatric populations, smaller studies and case reports have described successful use of ECLS in specific groups of pediatric trauma patients. To further define the role of ECLS in pediatric trauma, we examined indications and outcomes for use of ECLS in injured children using a large national database. METHODS: All trauma patients ≤18years old were identified from the 2007 to 2011 National Trauma Data Bank...
January 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Kathleen L Meert, Russell Telford, Richard Holubkov, Beth S Slomine, James R Christensen, J Michael Dean, Frank W Moler
OBJECTIVE: To investigate relationships between cardiac arrest characteristics and survival and neurobehavioral outcome among children recruited to the Therapeutic Hypothermia after Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Out-of-Hospital trial. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of Therapeutic Hypothermia after Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Out-of-Hospital trial data. SETTING: Thirty-six PICUs in the United States and Canada. PATIENTS: All children (n = 295) had chest compressions for greater than or equal to 2 minutes, were comatose, and required mechanical ventilation after return of circulation...
December 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Mark L Ryan, Angela C Maxwell, Lisa Manning, Jonathan D Jacobs, Marielena Bachier-Rodriguez, Alexander Feliz, Regan F Williams
INTRODUCTION: Hemorrhage is a major cause of preventable death secondary to traumatic injury. Diagnosis often requires multiple blood draws, which are psychologically stressful in pediatric patients. The Pronto device is a pulse co-oximeter that measures the total hemoglobin level using multiple wavelengths of light. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of the noninvasive hemoglobin measurements relative to current invasive and point of care testing methods in pediatric trauma patients...
July 6, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Frank W Moler, Jamie S Hutchison, Vinay M Nadkarni, Faye S Silverstein, Kathleen L Meert, Richard Holubkov, Kent Page, Beth S Slomine, James R Christensen, J Michael Dean
OBJECTIVE: To describe outcomes and complications in the drowning subgroup from the Therapeutic Hypothermia After Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Out-of-Hospital trial. DESIGN: Exploratory post hoc cohort analysis. SETTING: Twenty-four PICUs. PATIENTS: Pediatric drowning cases. INTERVENTIONS: Therapeutic hypothermia versus therapeutic normothermia. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: An exploratory study of pediatric drowning from the Therapeutic Hypothermia After Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Out-of-Hospital trial was conducted...
August 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Gregory Hansen, Patrick J McDonald, Doug Martin, Jeff K Vallance
OBJECTIVES: Pre-trauma center care is a critical component in severe pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI). For geographically large trauma catchment areas, optimizing increased intracranial pressure (ICP) management may potentially improve outcomes. This retrospective study examined ICP management in nontrauma centers and during interfacility transport to the trauma center. METHODS: Charts from a pediatric level I trauma center were reviewed for admissions between 2008 and 2013...
June 2, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
D D Batouche, K Elhalimi, N F Benatta
OBJECTIVE: To provide information specific to a catecholaminergic storm during a violent stress in children. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Two clinical observations in children who suffered violent trauma. RESULTS: HASH(0x47898e8) FIRST CASE: a boy aged 12 years victim of a drowning in Stage 3 admitted to the pediatric intensive care 02.08.2015. He was intubated, ventilated, sedated with benzodiazepines and morphine. Cardiac exploration revealed a global hypokinesis with septal dyskinesia, a 45% FES offset a slight excess of ST, a troponin I to 31...
June 2016: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
Christopher R Burke, Titus Chan, Thomas V Brogan, Laurance Lequier, Ravi R Thiagarajan, Peter T Rycus, D Michael McMullan
AIM: Unintentional drowning is a significant public health concern in the United States and represents a leading cause of death in the pediatric population. Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) may be used to support drowning victims, but outcomes have not been well defined. This study examined survival rates and risk factors for death in this population. METHODS: Retrospective data from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization registry was examined to determine outcomes of ECLS and risk factors for death in drowning victims...
July 2016: Resuscitation
Brendan N Dragann, Eric M Melnychuk, Christopher J Wilson, Richard L Lambert, Frank A Maffei
The prognosis of pediatric patients who require prolonged resuscitation after ice water drowning and hypothermic cardiac arrest remains guarded. We report a case of successful prolonged resuscitation of a pediatric patient in hypothermic cardiac arrest who showed severe metabolic derangements and went on to make a rapid and full neurologic recovery without the use of extracoproreal rewarming or mechanical cardiac support. Many ground and air medical emergency medical service programs have policies against interfacility transfer of patients in hypothermic cardiac arrest, calling into question the need to revise current protocols...
March 2016: Air Medical Journal
Mariam Ishaque, Janessa H Manning, Mary D Woolsey, Crystal G Franklin, Elizabeth W Tullis, Peter T Fox
Drowning is a leading cause of neurological morbidity and mortality in young children. Anoxic brain injury (ABI) can result from nonfatal drowning and typically entails substantial neurological impairment. The neuropathology of drowning-induced pediatric ABI is not well established. Specifically, quantitative characterization of the spatial extent and tissue distribution of anoxic damage in pediatric nonfatal drowning has not previously been reported but could clarify the underlying pathophysiological processes and inform clinical management...
2016: NeuroImage: Clinical
Shoko Goto, Hiroaki Goto, Tomoko Yokosuka
Bendamustine combined with other drugs is clinically efficacious for some adult lymphoid malignancies, but to date there are no reports of the use of such combinatorial approaches in pediatric patients. We investigated the in vitro activity of bendamustine combined with other antimetabolite drugs on B cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (BCP-ALL) cell lines established from pediatric patients with refractory or relapsed ALL. We also developed a mathematically drown improved isobologram method to assess the data objectively...
May 2016: International Journal of Hematology
Gregory Hansen, Jeff K Vallance
BACKGROUND: Ventilation monitoring practice for intubated pediatric patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) during interfacility transport (IFT) has not been well documented. We describe the difference of practices in ventilation monitoring during IFT from the perspective of a level I pediatric trauma center with an enormous catchment area. METHODS: Patients admitted between July 2008 and September 2013 at Winnipeg Health Science Center, Canada, were examined in this retrospective chart review...
December 2015: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
Burcu Bursal Duramaz, Hamdi Murat Yıldırım, Hasan Serdar Kıhtır, Osman Yeşilbaş, Esra Şevketoğlu
AIM: This study aimed to determine the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of pediatric forensic cases to contribute to the literature and to preventive health care services. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Pediatric forensic cases hospitalized in our pediatric intensive care unit below the age of 17 years were reviewed retrospectively (January 2009-June 2014) . The patients were evaluated in two groups as physical traumas (Group A) and poisonings (Group B). The patients' age, gender, complaints at presentation, time of presentation and referral (season, time) and, mortality rates were determined...
September 2015: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
Hidefumi Nakamura, Makiko Osawa, Terumichi Yokoyama, Katsumi Yoshida, Atsushi Suzuki
Following the first period of the multicenter, open-label, single-armed N01223 trial, the second period of the N01223 trial was conducted to evaluate long-term safety, along with the efficacy of adjunctive levetiracetam treatment (individualized dose range, 20-60 mg/kg/day or 1,000-3,000 mg/day) in Japanese pediatric patients with uncontrolled partial-onset seizures (POS). Of the 62 children who completed the first period, 55 children [age: 10.4 ± 3.4 years (mean ± standard deviation)] were elected to enter the second period for a maximum of 39 months...
November 2015: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
Jiabin Shen, Shulan Pang, David C Schwebel
BACKGROUND: Unintentional drowning is among the top causes of pediatric death worldwide and the leading cause of death for children under age 14 in China. Environmental factors such as abundant bodies of water and psychosocial factors such as lack of parental supervision contribute to heightened risk of pediatric drowning in rural China, but little is known about the role of individual characteristics such as knowledge and perceived vulnerability in the drowning risk of rural Chinese children...
April 2016: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Lauren Mutter, Mark Meredith
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July 2015: JEMS: a Journal of Emergency Medical Services
Khaled Ali Baqais, Meagan Mahoney, Kathleen Tobler, Anita Hui, Mary Noseworthy
Sand aspiration is a rare but potentially fatal occurrence to consider in near-drownings, accidental burials or cave-ins. Optimal management is not well defined.
September 2015: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
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