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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612677/an-unusual-complication-with-the-administration-of-a-volatile-anesthetic-agent-for-status-asthmaticus-in-the-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Brittany Shutes, W Joshua Frazier, Joseph D Tobias
In severe cases of status asthmaticus, when conventional therapies fail, volatile anesthetic agents remain a therapeutic option. When delivered outside of the operating room setting, specialized delivery techniques are needed to ensure the safe and effective use of volatile anesthetic agents. We present a 16-year-old adolescent with status asthmaticus who required the therapeutic administration of the volatile anesthetic agent, sevoflurane, in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Although initially effective in reducing bronchospasm, progressive hypercarbia developed due to defective functioning of the carbon dioxide absorber of the anesthesia machine...
July 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598946/dexmedetomidine-for-sedation-during-noninvasive-ventilation-in-pediatric-patients
#2
Rasika Venkatraman, James L Hungerford, Mark W Hall, Melissa Moore-Clingenpeel, Joseph D Tobias
OBJECTIVES: To describe the use of dexmedetomidine for sedation in a large cohort of nonintubated children with acute respiratory insufficiency receiving noninvasive ventilatory support. DESIGN: Single-center, retrospective, observational cohort study. SETTING: A large quaternary-care PICU. PATIENTS: The study cohort included 202 children receiving noninvasive ventilatory and a dexmedetomidine infusion within 48 hours of PICU admission over a 6-month period...
September 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588119/high-flow-nasal-cannula-utilization-in-pediatric-critical-care
#3
Kristen D Coletti, Dayanand N Bagdure, Linda K Walker, Kenneth E Remy, Jason W Custer
BACKGROUND: High-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) is increasingly utilized in pediatrics, delivering humidified air and oxygen for respiratory conditions causing hypoxia and distress. In the neonatal ICU, it has been associated with better tolerance, lower complications, and lower cost. Few data exist regarding indications for use and the epidemiology of disease/pathology that warrants HFNC in the pediatric ICU. METHODS: This study is a retrospective cohort study of patients admitted to a tertiary children's hospital pediatric ICU and placed on HFNC from October 1, 2011 to October 31, 2013...
August 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538609/critical-care-interventions-for-asthmatic-patients-admitted-from-the-emergency-department-to-the-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
#4
Kristen Michelle Cundiff, James M Gerard, Robert G Flood
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the frequency and predictors of critical interventions in asthmatic patients admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at a tertiary-care pediatric hospital. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of patients admitted from our emergency department (ED) to the PICU for treatment of status asthmaticus between January 1, 2008, and March 31, 2013. Patients with concomitant medical conditions and those who received a critical intervention, other than continuously aerosolized albuterol, in the ED before admission were excluded...
May 23, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416430/-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-critically-ill-neonates-and-children
#5
J Rambaud, J Guilbert, I Guellec, S Jean, A Durandy, M Demoulin, A Amblard, R Carbajal, P-L Leger
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is used as a last resort during neonatal and pediatric resuscitation in case of refractory circulatory or respiratory failure under maximum conventional therapies. Different types of ECMO can be used depending on the initial failure. The main indications for ECMO are refractory respiratory failure (acute respiratory distress syndrome, status asthmaticus, severe pneumonia, meconium aspiration syndrome, pulmonary hypertension) and refractory circulatory failure (cardiogenic shock, septic shock, refractory cardiac arrest)...
June 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224093/pediatric-asthma-severity-score-is-associated-with-critical-care-interventions
#6
Danielle K Maue, Nadia Krupp, Courtney M Rowan
AIM: To determine if a standardized asthma severity scoring system (PASS) was associated with the time spent on continuous albuterol and length of stay in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). METHODS: This is a single center, retrospective chart review study at a major children's hospital in an urban location. To qualify for this study, participants must have been admitted to the PICU with a diagnosis of status asthmaticus. There were a total of 188 participants between the ages of two and nineteen, excluding patients receiving antibiotics for pneumonia...
February 8, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135044/a-comparison-of-hospitalized-children-with-enterovirus-d68-to-those-with-rhinovirus
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Charles B Foster, Ritika Coelho, Paul M Brown, Aman Wadhwa, Amena Dossul, Blanca E Gonzalez, Silvia Cardenas, Camille Sabella, Debbie Kohn, Sherilynn Vogel, Belinda Yen-Lieberman, Giovanni Piedimonte
BACKGROUND: During the Fall of 2014, numerous children were hospitalized with asthma or respiratory distress related to Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). A large proportion initially tested positive for rhinovirus. During this period our laboratory noted a cross-reactivity between EV-D68 and the rhinovirus component of the GenMark multiplex respiratory viral panel. Many other laboratories used assays not designed to distinguish these Picornoviridae. METHODS: To compare the presentation and outcomes of patients with rhinovirus and EV-D68, 103 GenMark rhinovirus positive nasopharyngeal swabs from hospitalized children were retested for EV-D68...
June 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889372/-non-invasive-ventilation-in-children-do-we-need-more-evidence
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REVIEW
G Mortamet, G Emeriaud, P Jouvet, B Fauroux, S Essouri
Respiratory failure is the leading cause of hospital admissions in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Mechanical ventilation, preferentially delivered by a non-invasive route (NIV), is currently the first-line treatment for respiratory failure since it is associated with a reduction in the intubation rate. This ventilatory support is increasingly used in the PICU, but its wider use contrasts with the paucity of studies in this field. This review aims to describe the main indications of NIV in acute settings: (i) bronchiolitis; (ii) postextubation respiratory failure; (iii) acute respiratory distress syndrome; (iv) pneumonia; (v) status asthmaticus; (vi) acute chest syndrome; (vii) left heart failure; (viii) exacerbation of chronic respiratory failure; (ix) upper airway obstruction and (x) end-of-life care...
January 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785078/anti-inflammatory-dosing-of-theophylline-in-the-treatment-of-status-asthmaticus-in-children
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Nemr S Eid, Adrian O'Hagan, Scott Bickel, Ronald Morton, Sarah Jacobson, John A Myers
BACKGROUND: Low-dose theophylline has been recognized for its ability to restore histone deacetylase-2 activity which leads to improved steroid responsiveness and thus improved clinical outcome. We retrospectively evaluated the effect of low-dose theophylline therapy in pediatric patients hospitalized for an acute asthma exacerbation as a proof of concept study. METHODS: We compared patients who received low-dose theophylline (5-7 mg/kg/day) in addition to current standard of care to patients who were treated with current standard of care alone...
2016: Journal of Asthma and Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27670564/venovenous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-pediatric-respiratory-failure
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P Benson Ham, Brice Hwang, Linda J Wise, K Christian Walters, Walter L Pipkin, Charles G Howell, Jatinder Bhatia, Robyn Hatley
Conventional treatment of respiratory failure involves positive pressure ventilation that can worsen lung damage. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is typically used when conventional therapy fails. In this study, we evaluated the use of venovenous (VV)-ECMO for the treatment of severe pediatric respiratory failure at our institution. A retrospective analysis of pediatric patients (age 1-18) placed on ECMO in the last 15 years (1999-2014) by the pediatric surgery team for respiratory failure was performed...
September 2016: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27428241/general-anesthesia-exposure-in-early-life-reduces-the-risk-of-allergic-diseases-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
#11
Ho-Chang Kuo, Ya-Ling Yang, Shu-Chen Ho, Mindy Ming-Huey Guo, Jyun-Hong Jiang, Ying-Hsien Huang
General anesthesia (GA) has been used for second line treatment strategy for status asthmaticus in pediatric patients. The association between GA in children and risk of followed-up allergic diseases is unclear. This study aims to assess the risk of allergic diseases after GA in children.We did a nationwide retrospective cohort study by analyzing data from the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) in Taiwan. The subsequent risks for allergic diseases, including asthma (ICD-9: 493.X), allergic rhinitis (AR; ICD-9 CM code 477...
July 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27292859/allocating-staff-intensive-therapies-in-pediatric-status-asthmaticus
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July 2016: American Journal of Bioethics: AJOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27012614/impact-of-obesity-on-clinical-outcomes-in-urban-children-hospitalized-for-status-asthmaticus
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Elena Aragona, Eussra El-Magbri, Justin Wang, Tessa Scheckelhoff, Trevor Scheckelhoff, Assata Hyacinthe, Suja Nair, Amina Khan, Gustavo Nino, Dinesh K Pillai
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of both childhood asthma and obesity remain at historically high levels and disproportionately affect urban children. Asthma is a common and costly cause for pediatric hospitalization. Our objective was to determine the effect of obesity on outcomes among urban children hospitalized with status asthmaticus. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed by using billing system data and chart review to evaluate urban children admitted for asthma...
April 2016: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26761478/noninvasive-ventilation-in-status-asthmaticus-in-children-levels-of-evidence
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REVIEW
Paula de Souza Silva, Sérgio Saldanha Menna Barreto
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the quality of available evidence to establish guidelines for the use of noninvasive ventilation for the management of status asthmaticus in children unresponsive to standard treatment. METHODS: Search, selection and analysis of all original articles on asthma and noninvasive ventilation in children, published until September 1, 2014 in all languages in the electronic databases PubMed, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, Scopus and SciELO, located using the search terms: "asthma", "status asthmaticus", "noninvasive ventilation", "Bronchospasm", "continuous positive airway pressure", "child", "infant", "pediatrics", "hypercapnia", "respiratory failure" and the keywords "BIPAP", "CPAP", "Bilevel", "acute asthma" and "near fatal asthma"...
October 2015: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26570951/1291-early-venovenous-ecmo-for-refractory-status-asthmaticus-in-a-pediatric-adolescent
#15
Dominick Figueroa, Jose Hernandez Rivera, Fernando Beltramo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2015: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26380574/morphine-an-effective-abortive-therapy-for-pediatric-paroxysmal-sympathetic-hyperactivity-after-hypoxic-brain-injury
#16
Deborah S Raithel, Kirsten H Ohler, Isabel Porto, Alma R Bicknese, Donna M Kraus
Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity (PSH) is a life-threatening condition characterized by hyperadrenergic activity and autonomic dysfunction. Also termed autonomic storms, PSH can occur after a variety of cerebral insults, most commonly traumatic brain injury. Limited pediatric literature is available, especially in patients with brain injury from hypoxia. No consensus exists for the terminology, diagnostic criteria, or treatment algorithm for PSH. Thus, the optimal management, including medication selection and dosing, remains unclear...
July 2015: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26106203/an-asthma-protocol-improved-adherence-to-evidence-based-guidelines-for-pediatric-subjects-with-status-asthmaticus-in-the-emergency-department
#17
Andrew G Miller, Moira E Breslin, Leslie C Pineda, James W Fox
BACKGROUND: In our institution's pediatric emergency department, adherence to evidence-based asthma guidelines was noted to be suboptimal for patients with asthma exacerbations. We hypothesized that an evidence-based asthma protocol would improve time to treatment and adherence to National Institutes of Health guidelines for patients presenting to the emergency department with status asthmaticus. METHODS: Subjects at our institution were retrospectively identified through an electronic medical record search following institutional review board approval...
December 2015: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25831031/cervical-lung-herniation-complicating-a-case-of-acute-asphyxial-asthma-in-a-child
#18
Melissa A Martchek, Benjamin E Padilla, Mark R Zonfrillo, Eron Y Friedlaender
The abrupt onset of respiratory failure secondary to asthma, known as acute asphyxial asthma (AAA) in adults, is uncommonly reported in children. Here, we report a case of a child with the acute onset of respiratory failure consistent with AAA complicated by the finding of a neck mass during resuscitation. This 11-year-old boy with a history of asthma initially presented in respiratory failure with altered mental status after the complaint of difficulty in breathing minutes before collapsing at home. Initially, his respiratory failure was thought to be secondary to status asthmaticus, and treatment was initiated accordingly...
April 2015: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25738493/diastolic-hypotension-in-pediatric-patients-with-asthma-receiving-continuous-albuterol
#19
Sarah Wisecup, Shannan Eades, Syed Shahrukh Hashmi, Cheryl Samuels, Ricardo Alberto Mosquera
OBJECTIVES: Concerns have been raised regarding cardiac side effects of continuous high-dose albuterol nebulization in status asthmaticus management. Our study goal was to determine prevalence and potential risk factors for hypotension development during continuous albuterol administration in pediatric patients. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital from 1 January 2011 to 31 August 2012. A total of 152 patients admitted to pediatric intensive or intermediate care units who received continuous albuterol nebulization for management of status asthmaticus were analyzed...
September 2015: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25580870/volatile-anesthetics-for-status-asthmaticus-in-pediatric-patients-a-comprehensive-review-and-case-series
#20
REVIEW
Sabrina Carrié, Thomas Anthony Anderson
Status asthmaticus is an acute, intractable asthma attack refractory to standard interventions that can lead to progressive respiratory failure. Successful management requires a fundamental understanding of the disease process, its clinical presentation, and proper evaluation. Treatment must be instituted early and is aimed at reversing the airway inflammation, bronchoconstriction, and hyper-reactivity that often lead to lower airway obstruction, impaired ventilation, and oxygenation. Most patients are effectively treated with standard therapy including beta2-adrenergic agonists and corticosteroids...
May 2015: Paediatric Anaesthesia
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