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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175990/starplasty-tracheostomy-case-series-and-literature-review
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Yehuda Schwarz, Nidal Muhanna, David Raveh, Chanan Shaul, Sarit Shahroor, Uri Peleg, Pierre Attal, Jean-Yves Sichel
OBJECTIVES: The starplasty tracheostomy (SPT) technique has been suggested to reduce the short-term complications of tracheostomy, including accidental decannulation and pneumothorax. The aim of the present study was to conduct a review of key parameters prior to and following treatment of neonates and children with the SPT technique, including indications, complications, perioperative department stay, and overall length of stay in one University-Affiliated Medical Center. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of all children under the age of 18 underwent SPT in a single center between February 2006 and January 2012...
February 7, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164411/medical-care-focused-time-study-of-the-care-for-medically-dependent-smid
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Tadashi Matsubasa, Hiroshi Mitsubuchi, Akihiko Kimura, Makoto Shinohara, Fumio Endo
BACKGROUND: Improvements in neonatal medicine and pediatric emergency medicine has led to increasing number of children with severe disabilities requiring medical care, such as tracheal suction, on a daily basis. Most of these children, discharged directly from hospitals to their parents' homes, need home medical support. To provide data for the establishment of appropriate support systems we analyzed the care for such children through a time study conducted at an institution. METHODS: We performed a minute-by -minute time study of the work of 33 staff members in a ward for patients (medically-dependent SMID) requiring frequent medical care over 48 hours in order to analyze patient care...
February 6, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141730/-footprints-in-the-bathroom-the-role-of-spirituality-in-patient-diagnosis
#3
Veronica Meneses, Douglas Vanderbilt, Linda Barnes, Marilyn Augustyn
Lucy is a 12-year-old Latina whose mother brought her to the pediatric clinic for help with her anxiety symptoms, "hearing voices," and episodes of "spacing out." Lucy did not cry at birth secondary to vocal cord paralysis and still has the tracheostomy performed at a few days of life. In addition to her neonatal intensive care unit stay, she has been hospitalized for pneumonia. Her mother says she is "sickly" and has a weak immune system due to her asthma symptoms. Lucy also experiences somatic complaints related to gastroesophageal reflux and constipation...
February 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141652/tracheal-cartilaginous-sleeve-in-syndromic-craniosynostosis-an-underrecognized-source-of-significant-morbidity-and-mortality
#4
Brent B Pickrell, Jesse D Meaike, Karina T Cañadas, Binoy M Chandy, Edward P Buchanan
Tracheal cartilaginous sleeve (TCS) is a rare and previously unrecognized source of morbidity and mortality in patients with certain craniosynostosis syndromes. There is a paucity of reporting on this airway anomaly, and the true incidence of TCS is largely unknown. The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence of TCS among patients with syndromic craniosynostosis at our institution. Patients with syndromic craniosynostosis who underwent direct bronchoscopy and laryngoscopy were evaluated retrospectively by pediatric otolaryngologists for the presence of TCS and associated anomalies...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124966/-a-case-of-bronchiolitis-obliterans-secondary-to-human-metapneumovirus-bronchiolitis
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Osman Yeşilbaş, Esra Şevketoğlu, Hasan Serdar Kıhtır, Mey Talip Petmezci, Elif Bato, Seda Balkaya, Nevin Hatipoğlu, Mert Ahmet Kuşkucu, Figen Palabıyık, Erkan Çakır
Human metapneumovirus (hMPV), formerly classified in Paramyxoviridae family is now moved into Pneumoviridae, which was described as a novel family. It causes upper and lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) usually in children younger than five years old. The recent epidemiological studies indicated that hMPV is the second most frequently detected virus in LRTIs of young children, following the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Bronchiolitis obliterans (BO) is a chronic obstructive lung disease characterized by fibrosis of the distal respiratory airways...
October 2016: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099401/vocal-cord-palsy-in-children-with-cancer-a-10-year-analysis-of-uk-pediatric-intensive-care-admissions
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Anna Capsomidis, Andrew Hall, Hamid Daya, Jonathan Round, Donna Lancaster, Jessica Bate
Vocal cord palsy (VCP) is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication in children with cancer. This study reviews UK Intensive Care admissions for children with cancer and VCP using data obtained from the Pediatric Intensive Care Audit Network (PICANet) database. 26 children with cancer and VCP were admitted to intensive care from 2002 to 2012. The majority of admissions (23/26) required respiratory intervention (17 invasive ventilation, 8 noninvasive ventilation, and 5 tracheostomy). VCP should be considered early in children with cancer who present with signs of upper airway obstruction, especially in those receiving vinca-alkaloids as VCP is likely to be reversible...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075193/workshop-report-aerosol-delivery-to-spontaneously-breathing-tracheostomized-patients
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Ariel Berlinski, Arzu Ari, Phil Davies, Jim Fink, Carina Majaesic, Gregory Reychler, Taran Tatla, Israel Amirav
The number of pediatric and adult patients requiring tracheostomy has increased. Many of them require aerosol therapy as part of their treatment. Practitioners have little guidance on how to optimize drug delivery in this population. The following is a report of a workshop dedicated to review the current status of aerosol delivery to spontaneously breathing tracheostomized patients and to provide practice recommendations.
January 11, 2017: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012527/improving-access-to-school-based-education-for-south-african-children-in-rural-areas-who-have-a-tracheostomy-a-case-series-and-recommendations
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Chengetai Mahomva, Sue Harris, Narvanie Seebran, Bridget Mudge, Brian Catlin, Louise Davies
OBJECTIVES: Currently few children with tracheostomies attend rural mainstreams schools in South Africa limiting their ability to gain an education. We sought to document the current school experience for the few children attending school who have tracheostomies and devise educational tools for teachers and administrators that will facilitate greater acceptance and safety in classrooms for this population. METHODS: The four patients that are currently attending school with a tracheostomy were identified from the patient records of a tertiary hospital with a pediatric tracheostomy home based care service...
January 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012513/minimally-invasive-endoscopic-treatment-for-pediatric-combined-high-grade-stenosis-as-a-laryngeal-manifestation-of-epidermolysis-bullosa
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Dora Palinko, Vera Matievics, Ilona Szegesdi, Balazs Sztano, Laszlo Rovo
Epidermolysis bullosa refers to a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of inherited mucocutaneous diseases. Laryngotracheal lesions are momentous regarding the risk of sudden airway obstruction. The traditional treatment is tracheostomy. This case report highlights the advantages of minimally invasive interventions. A successful combined endoscopic management of a life-threatening respiratory crisis is presented in a 4-year-old child. Combined commissure stenosis with supraglottic spread was treated by CO2 laser dissection and bilateral endoscopic arytenoid abduction lateropexy, supplemented with mitomycin C application...
January 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998905/care-variations-and-outcomes-for-children-hospitalized-with-bacterial-tracheostomy-associated-respiratory-infections
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Christopher J Russell, Wendy J Mack, Sheree M Schrager, Susan Wu
OBJECTIVES: Identify hospital-level care variations and association with length of stay (LOS) and hospital revisit in children with tracheostomies hospitalized for bacterial respiratory tract infections (bRTIs). METHODS: A multicenter, retrospective cohort study that used the Pediatric Health Information System database between 2007 and 2014 of patients with tracheostomies aged ≤18 years with a primary diagnosis of bRTI (eg, tracheitis) or a primary diagnosis of a bRTI symptom (eg, cough) and a secondary diagnosis of bRTI...
January 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908527/-historical-review-on-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-children
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Y H Chien, C Guilleminault
An historical review on the discoveries on pediatric obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and sleep-disordered breathing is outlined. Starting with the description by Dickens of "Joe" the obese, snoring and sleepy individual, the authors trace more than 50 years of questions and research starting with the lean adult to the child and from the recognition of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome to the outline of upper-airway resistance syndrome. The pathophysiological knowledge on sleep-disordered breathing has evolved over time, as have treatment approaches in children, from tracheostomy to positive-airway-pressure therapy, to adenotonsillectomy with and without orthodontic treatments to oral-facial myofunctional therapy...
November 28, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882804/a-comparison-of-high-frequency-chest-wall-oscillation-and-intrapulmonary-percussive-ventilation-for-airway-clearance-in-pediatric-patients-with-tracheostomy
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Aneela Bidiwala, Linda Volpe, Claudia Halaby, Melissa Fazzari, Christina Valsamis, Melodi Pirzada
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare two modes of airway clearance, the intrapulmonary percussive ventilation system (IPV) to high frequency chest wall oscillation system (HFCWO) in medically complex pediatric patients with tracheostomy requiring long term care. METHODS: This was a single center, retrospective study comparing the number of respiratory illnesses, lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI), utilization of bronchodilator and systemic steroids, and respiratory illnesses requiring acute care hospitalizations...
December 11, 2016: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865477/tracheostomy-among-infants-with-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-undergoing-cardiac-operations-a-multicenter-analysis
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Parthak Prodhan, Amit Agarwal, Nahed O ElHassan, Elijah H Bolin, Brandon Beam, Xiomara Garcia, Michael Gaies, Xinyu Tang
BACKGROUND: Less than 2.7% of infants undergoing congenital heart disease operations have difficulty weaning from invasive mechanical ventilation. In such instances, clinicians may choose to perform tracheostomy. Limited literature has examined tracheostomy placement specifically in infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). This study evaluated the risk factors for tracheostomy placement in infants with HLHS and examined the outcomes of these infants before their first hospital discharge...
November 16, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863641/the-influence-of-pediatric-tracheostomy-on-the-body-weight-percentile-of-children
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Shereen Yankasari, Yoon Se Lee, Won Kyung Chang, Hyun Moon, Jiwon Kim, Jong-Lyel Roh, Seung-Ho Choi, Sang Yoon Kim, Soon Yuhl Nam
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the changes in body weight following tracheostomy in pediatric patients. METHODS: Ninety-eight patients who underwent tracheostomy at the age of 0-6 years were enrolled. The body weight and growth percentile were measured before tracheostomy and at 1, 6, and 12 months after surgery. The body weight and growth percentile were plotted against time, which was compared with Korean growth chart curve. A Retrospective observational cohort study was performed...
December 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859296/slide-tracheoplasty-outcomes-in-children-with-congenital-pulmonary-malformations
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Michael A DeMarcantonio, Catherine K Hart, Christina J Yang, Meredith Tabangin, Michael J Rutter, Roosevelt Bryant, Peter B Manning, Alessandro de Alarcón
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Evaluate and compare surgical outcomes of slide tracheoplasty for the treatment of congenital tracheal stenosis in children with and without pulmonary malformations. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review at a tertiary care pediatric medical center. METHODS: We identified patients with tracheal stenosis who underwent slide tracheoplasty from 2001 to 2014, and a subset of these patients who were diagnosed with congenital pulmonary malformations...
November 15, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850645/1007-single-center-outcomes-study-with-pediatric-tracheostomy-dependent-patients
#16
Monica Vielkind, Dawn Simon, Courtney McCracken, Caroline Ivie, Kara Prickett, Kiran Hebbar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828898/pediatric-ventilator-associated-infections-the-ventilator-associated-infection-study
#17
Douglas F Willson, Michelle Hoot, Robinder Khemani, Christopher Carrol, Aileen Kirby, Adam Schwarz, Rainer Gedeit, Sholeen T Nett, Simon Erickson, Heidi Flori, Spencer Hays, Mark Hall
OBJECTIVE: Suspected ventilator-associated infection is the most common reason for antibiotics in the PICU. We sought to characterize the clinical variables associated with continuing antibiotics after initial evaluation for suspected ventilator-associated infection and to determine whether clinical variables or antibiotic treatment influenced outcomes. DESIGN: Prospective, observational cohort study conducted in 47 PICUs in the United States, Canada, and Australia...
January 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808411/characterizing-mortality-in-pediatric-tracheostomy-patients
#18
Jamie L Funamura, Sonia Yuen, Kosuke Kawai, Ozgul Gergin, Eelam Adil, Reza Rahbar, Karen Watters
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To assess the longitudinal risk of death following tracheostomy in the pediatric age group. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. METHODS: Hospital records of 513 children (≤18 years) at a tertiary care children's hospital who underwent tracheostomy between 1984 and 2015 were reviewed. The primary outcome measure was time from tracheostomy to death. Secondary patient demographic and clinical characteristics were assessed, with likelihood of death using χ(2) tests and the Cox proportional hazards model...
November 3, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787952/outcomes-of-mechanical-support-in-a-pediatric-lung-transplant-center
#19
Demet Toprak, Levent Midyat, Dawn Freiberger, Debra Boyer, Francis Fynn-Thompson, Gary Visner
Pediatric lung transplantation is a lifesaving option for patients with end stage lung disease, although the scarcity of suitable donor organs results in long wait times and increased waitlist mortality. Many pediatric centers consider mechanical ventilatory support, such as long-term invasive ventilation and ECMO, a contraindication to lung transplantation. We hypothesized that current survival rates and outcomes for patients on mechanical ventilatory support in the pre-transplant period were not remarkably different...
October 27, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768853/retrospective-analysis-of-factors-leading-to-pediatric-tracheostomy-decannulation-failure-a-single-institution-experience
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Anuja Bandyopadhyay, A Ioana Cristea, Stephanie D Davis, Veda L Ackerman, James E Slaven, Hasnaa E Jalou, Deborah C Givan, Ameet Daftary
RATIONALE: There is a lack of evidence regarding factors associated with failure of tracheostomy decannulation. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to identify characteristics of pediatric patients who fail a tracheostomy decannulation challenge Methods: A retrospective review was performed on all patients who had a decannulation challenge at a tertiary care center from June 2006 to October 2013. Tracheostomy decannulation failure was defined as reinsertion of the tracheostomy tube within 6 months of the challenge...
January 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
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