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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178963/chloral-hydrate-enteral-infusion-for-sedation-in-ventilated-children-the-chosen-pilot-study
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Ari R Joffe, Jessica Hogan, Cathy Sheppard, Gerda Tawfik, Jonathan P Duff, Gonzalo Garcia Guerra
BACKGROUND: We aimed to test a novel method of delivery of chloral hydrate (CH) sedation in ventilated critically ill young children. METHODS: Children < 12 years old, within 72 hours of admission, who were ventilated, receiving enteral tube-feeds, with intermittent CH ordered were enrolled after signed consent. Patients received a CH loading-dose of 10 mg/kg enterally, then a syringe-pump enteral infusion at 5 mg/kg/hour, increasing to a maximum of 9 mg/kg/hour...
November 26, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167083/the-effect-of-diagnostic-blood-loss-on-anemia-and-transfusion-among-postoperative-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease-in-a-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Dan Zhou, Yu-Lan Luo, Shu-Hua Luo, Mei Feng, Meng-Lin Tang
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether diagnostic blood loss can lead to anemia and consequent blood transfusion among postoperative patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). DESIGN AND METHODS: This prospective observational study was conducted in a university-affiliated tertiary hospital between January and August 2016. CHD patients aged <12years, undergoing cardiac surgery, with a PICU stay >48h were included (n=205)...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977260/prevalence-of-multiple-organ-dysfunction-in-the-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-pediatric-risk-of-mortality-iii-versus-pediatric-logistic-organ-dysfunction-scores-for-mortality-prediction
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Azza Abd Elkader El Hamshary, Seham Awad El Sherbini, HebatAllah Fadel Elgebaly, Samah Abdelkrim Amin
OBJECTIVES: To assess the frequency of primary multiple organ failure and the role of sepsis as a causative agent in critically ill pediatric patients; and calculate and evaluate the accuracy of the Pediatric Risk of Mortality III (PRISM III) and Pediatric Logistic Organ Dysfunction (PELOD) scores to predict the outcomes of critically ill children. METHODS: Retrospective study, which evaluated data from patients admitted from January to December 2011 in the pediatric intensive care unit of the Children's Hospital of the University of Cairo...
April 2017: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861270/phosphate-disturbance-in-critically-ill-children-incidence-associated-risk-factors-and-clinical-outcomes
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Ahmed Nabih El Shazly, Doaa Refaey Soliman, Effat Hussien Assar, Eman Gamal Behiry, Ibrahim Abd El Naby Gad Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Hypophosphatemia is one of the common disorders that develop in critically ill patients. It has potential complications and is often unrecognized in those patients. OBJECTIVE: Determining the incidence of hypophosphatemia in critically ill children, its association with clinical outcomes and the possible risk factors. METHODS: 50 patients were enrolled in the study. Levels of serum phosphate were measured on day 1 and day 7 of PICU (Pediatric intensive care unit) stay...
September 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771554/increased-serum-thrombomodulin-level-is-associated-with-disease-severity-and-mortality-in-pediatric-sepsis
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Jainn-Jim Lin, Hsiang-Ju Hsiao, Oi-Wa Chan, Yu Wang, Shao-Hsuan Hsia, Cheng-Hsun Chiu
BACKGROUND: Endothelial dysfunction plays an important role in the pathophysiology of sepsis. As previously reported, the serum thrombomodulin is elevated in diseases associated with endothelial injury. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the association of serum thrombomodulin level in different pediatric sepsis syndromes and evaluate the relationship with disease severity and mortality. METHODS: We prospectively collected cases of sepsis treated in a pediatric intensive care unit from June 2012 to July 2015 at Chang Gung Children's Hospital in Taoyuan, Taiwan...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731651/fluid-balance-and-length-of-mechanical-ventilation-in-children-admitted-to-a-single-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Solange Vidal, Augusto Pérez, Pablo Eulmesekian
INTRODUCTION: Associations between cumulative fluid balance and a prolonged duration of assisted mechanical ventilation have been described in adults. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether fluid balance in the first 48 hours of assisted mechanical ventilation initiation was associated with a prolonged duration of this process among children in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). METHODS: Retrospective cohort of patients in the PICU of Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, between 1/1/2010 and 6/30/2012...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492972/performance-of-the-pediatric-logistic-organ-dysfunction-pelod-and-pelod-2-scores-in-a-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-of-a-developing-country
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Ahmed El-Nawawy, Aly Abdel Mohsen, Manal Abdel-Malik, Sarah Omar Taman
The study aimed to compare two scores: the pediatric logistic organ dysfunction (PELOD) with its updated version (PELOD-2) in describing the severity of organ dysfunction in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and assess the performance of PELOD-2 in the Egyptian population. A prospective cohort study of 200 patients consecutively admitted to PICU between July 2015 and A 2016 was included. The median age was 6 months, and the male to female ratio was 1.04. The median length of PICU stay was 4 days. The overall predicted number of deaths using PELOD was 76 patients whereas, by PELOD-2, it was 50 patients...
July 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447715/correlation-of-the-expression-of-yy1-and-fas-cell-surface-death-receptor-with-apoptosis-of-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-and-the-development-of-multiple-organ-dysfunction-in-children-with-sepsis
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Judith Reséndiz-Martínez, Juan Asbun-Bojalil, Sara Huerta-Yepez, Mario Vega
Multiple organ dysfunction (MOD) is a lethal complication in children with sepsis. Apoptosis of several cell types is involved in this process, and it is associated with increased Fas cell surface death receptor (Fas) expression. As YY1 transcription factor (YY1) negatively regulates the expression of Fas in cancer models, and is associated with the clinical outcome, it may be important in MOD. The present study aimed to determine the association between the expression of Fas, YY1 and apoptosis in children with sepsis, and its association with MOD, these factors were analyzed in 30 pediatric patients that had been diagnosed with sepsis...
May 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073176/parental-perceptions-of-clown-care-in-paediatric-intensive-care-units
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Guillaume Mortamet, Audrey Merckx, Nadia Roumeliotis, Caroline Simonds, Sylvain Renolleau, Philippe Hubert
AIM: The objective of this study was to report family satisfaction with regards to the presence of clowns in the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU). METHODS: This is a single-centre survey-based study, conducted over 4 months in a 12-bed third level PICU in a university hospital. All parents present at the bedside of their child during clowning were considered as potential participants. Eligible parents were approached by one of the two intensivists as investigators and asked to complete a survey within the 48 h following the clowns' intervention...
May 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27735800/the-relation-between-mean-platelet-volume-and-mortality-in-critical-pediatric-patients
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Seher Erdoğan, Arzu Oto, Mehmet Boşnak
Mean platelet volume (MPV) is a simple and economical test that is easy to interpret and is routinely measured with automatic cell counters. It indicates platelet volume and platelet function and activation. Variations in platelet volume may occur more as a result of varying differentiation of megakaryocytes in association with production agents in bone marrow rather than of ageing of platelets in circulation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relation between mortality and changes in MPV values in patients hospitalized in the pediatric intensive care unit...
November 2015: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27714707/performance-of-the-pediatric-logistic-organ-dysfunction-2-score-in-critically-ill-children-requiring-plasma-transfusions
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Oliver Karam, Pierre Demaret, Alain Duhamel, Alison Shefler, Philip C Spinella, Simon J Stanworth, Marisa Tucci, Stéphane Leteurtre
BACKGROUND: Organ dysfunction scores, based on physiological parameters, have been created to describe organ failure. In a general pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) population, the PEdiatric Logistic Organ Dysfunction-2 score (PELOD-2) score had both a good discrimination and calibration, allowing to describe the clinical outcome of critically ill children throughout their stay. This score is increasingly used in clinical trials in specific subpopulation. Our objective was to assess the performance of the PELOD-2 score in a subpopulation of critically ill children requiring plasma transfusions...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27449158/-multiple-organ-failure-after-spontaneous-return-of-circulation-in-cardiac-arrest-in-children
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Tania Carbayo, Alba de la Mata, Marina Sánchez, Jesús López-Herce, Jimena Del Castillo, Angel Carrillo
OBJECTIVE: To assess the frequency of the multiple organ failure and the prognostic value of multiple organ failure scores in children who have recovered from an in-hospital cardiac arrest. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A single centre, observational, and retrospective study was conducted on children between 1 month and 16 years old who suffered an in-hospital cardiac arrest and achieved return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). In the first 24-48hours and between the fifth and the seventh day after ROSC, a record was made of the scores on paediatric severity (PRISM and PIM II) and multiple organ failure scales (PELOD and P-MODS), along with the clinical and analytical data, and including monitoring and treatment, mortality and cause of death...
July 20, 2016: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27399008/fluid-balance-and-length-of-mechanical-ventilation-in-children-admitted-to-a-single-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Solange Vidal, Augusto Pérez, Pablo Eulmesekian
INTRODUCTION: Associations between cumulative fluid balance and a prolonged duration of assisted mechanical ventilation have been described in adults. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether fluid balance in the first 48 hours of assisted mechanical ventilation initiation was associated with a prolonged duration of this process among children in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). METHODS: Retrospective cohort of patients in the PICU o, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, between 1/1/2010 and 6/30/2012...
August 1, 2016: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27381433/-vitamin-d-deficiency-in-children-admitted-to-the-paediatric-intensive-care-unit
#14
Raúl Bustos B, Iván Rodríguez-Nuñez, Rubén Peña Zavala, Gonzalo Soto Germani
INTRODUCTION: Vitamin D is essential for bone health, as well as for cardiovascular and immune function. In critically ill adults vitamin D deficiency (VDD) is common, and is associated with sepsis and higher critical illness severity. OBJECTIVES: To establish the prevalence of VDD and its association with clinically relevant outcomes in children admitted to a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in Concepcion, Chile. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Prospective observational cohort study in 90 consecutive children admitted to the PICU in a university general hospital...
November 2016: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27272692/predictors-of-early-extubation-after-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-a-single-center-prospective-observational-study
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Çağlar Ödek, Tanıl Kendirli, Tayfun Uçar, Ayhan Yaman, Ercan Tutar, Zeynep Eyileten, Mehmet Taşar, Mehmet Ramoğlu, Can Ateş, Adnan Uysalel, Erdal İnce, Semra Atalay
This prospective, observational, single-center study aimed to determine the perioperative predictors of early extubation (<24 h after cardiac surgery) in a cohort of children undergoing cardiac surgery. Children aged between 1 month and 18 years who were consecutively admitted to pediatric intensive care unit after cardiac surgery for congenital heart disease between January 2012 and June 2014. Ninety-nine patients were qualified for inclusion during the study period. The median duration of mechanical ventilation was 20 h (range 1-480), and 64 patients were extubated within 24 h...
October 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27100422/decreased-adamts-13-activity-is-associated-with-disease-severity-and-outcome-in-pediatric-severe-sepsis
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Jainn-Jim Lin, Oi-Wa Chan, Hsiang-Ju Hsiao, Yu Wang, Shao-Hsuan Hsia, Cheng-Hsun Chiu
Decreased ADAMTS 13 activity has been reported in severe sepsis and in sepsis-induced disseminated intravascular coagulation. This study aimed to investigate the role of ADAMTS 13 in different pediatric sepsis syndromes and evaluate its relationship with disease severity and outcome. We prospectively collected cases of sepsis treated in a pediatric intensive care unit, between July 2012 and June 2014 in Chang Gung Children's Hospital in Taoyuan, Taiwan. Clinical characteristics and ADAMTS-13 activity were analyzed...
April 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27089280/evaluation-of-new-diagnostic-biomarkers-in-pediatric-sepsis-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-tissue-inhibitor-of-metalloproteinase-1-mid-regional-pro-atrial-natriuretic-peptide-and-adipocyte-fatty-acid-binding-protein
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Mashael F Alqahtani, Craig M Smith, Scott L Weiss, Susan Dawson, Hantamalala Ralay Ranaivo, Mark S Wainwright
Elevated plasma concentrations of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1 (TIMP-1), mid-regional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide (mrProANP), and adipocyte fatty-acid-binding proteins (A-FaBPs) have been investigated as biomarkers for sepsis or detection of acute neurological injuries in adults, but not children. We carried out a single-center, prospective observational study to determine if these measures could serve as biomarkers to identify children with sepsis. A secondary aim was to determine if these biomarkers could identify children with neurologic complications of sepsis...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26953897/to-explore-the-characteristics-of-fatality-in-children-poisoned-by-paraquat-with-analysis-of-146-cases
#18
YingYing Duan, Zheng Wang
PURPOSE: The incidence of paraquat (PQ) poisoning in China is increasing, so it is important to identify the characteristics of fatalities in children with acute PQ poisoning in order to prevent and treat future cases. METHODS: A prospective study that enrolled 146 children with PQ poisoning was performed. A novel evaluation system called the score of lethal factors for PQ poisoning (SLFPP) was established, including 1 contributing factor and 4 weakening factors...
February 2016: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26796541/inflammation-and-organ-failure-severely-affect-midazolam-clearance-in-critically-ill-children
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Nienke J Vet, Janneke M Brussee, Matthijs de Hoog, Miriam G Mooij, Carin W M Verlaat, Isabel S Jerchel, Ron H N van Schaik, Birgit C P Koch, Dick Tibboel, Catherijne A J Knibbe, Saskia N de Wildt
RATIONALE: Various in vitro, animal, and limited human adult studies suggest a profound inhibitory effect of inflammation and disease on cytochrome P-450 3A (CYP3A)-mediated drug metabolism. Studies showing this relationship in critically ill patients are lacking, whereas clearance of many CYP3A drug substrates may be decreased, potentially leading to toxicity. OBJECTIVES: To prospectively study the relationship between inflammation, organ failure, and midazolam clearance as a validated marker of CYP3A-mediated drug metabolism in critically ill children...
July 1, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26745966/vitamin-d-deficiency-and-length-of-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-stay-a-prospective-observational-study
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Jhuma Sankar, Wonashi Lotha, Javed Ismail, C Anubhuti, Rameshwar S Meena, M Jeeva Sankar
BACKGROUND: Due to the limited data available in the pediatric population and lack of interventional studies to show that administration of vitamin D indeed improves clinical outcomes, opinion is still divided as to whether it is just an innocent bystander or a marker of severe disease. Our objective was therefore to estimate the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in children admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) and to examine its association with duration of ICU stay and other key clinical outcomes...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
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