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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
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
Ada W Chiu, Sofia Contreras, Sangeeta Mehta, Jennifer Korman, Marc M Perreault, David R Williamson, Lisa D Burry
OBJECTIVE: To (1) provide an overview of the epidemiology, clinical presentation, and risk factors of iatrogenic opioid withdrawal in critically ill patients and (2) conduct a literature review of assessment and management of iatrogenic opioid withdrawal in critically ill patients. DATA SOURCES: We searched MEDLINE (1946-June 2017), EMBASE (1974-June 2017), and CINAHL (1982-June 2017) with the terms opioid withdrawal, opioid, opiate, critical care, critically ill, assessment tool, scale, taper, weaning, and management...
December 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
Kate Madden, Michele M Burns, Robert C Tasker
OBJECTIVES: To identify available assessment tools for sedative/hypnotic iatrogenic withdrawal syndrome and delirium in PICU patients, the evidence supporting their use, and describe areas of overlap between the components of these tools and the symptoms of anticholinergic burden in children. DATA SOURCES: Studies were identified using PubMed and EMBASE from the earliest available date until July 3, 2016, using a combination of MeSH terms "delirium," "substance withdrawal syndrome," and key words "opioids," "benzodiazepines," "critical illness," "ICU," and "intensive care...
June 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Benedicta Tabacco, Claudio Tacconi, Angela Amigoni
BACKGROUND: Admission in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit requires management and monitoring of analgesia and sedation, in order to reduce their adverse effects, and to prevent withdrawal syndrome and delirium. The aim of this study was to evaluate the management of analgesia and sedation in critically ill children admitted in the Italian Pediatric Intensive Care Units. METHODS: For this survey we have submitted a telematics questionnaire to 24 nursing coordinators of the Pediatric Intensive Care Units or Neonatal Intensive Care Units admitting critically ill children...
October 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
Cinara Andreolio, Jefferson Pedro Piva, Elisa Baldasso, Roberta Ferlini, Rafaela Piccoli
OBJECTIVE: To describe main indications, doses, length of infusion and side effects related to dexmedetomidine infusion. METHODS: Observational and retrospective study evaluating dexmedetomidine use in pediatric intensive care unit. RESULTS: 77 children received dexmedetomidine infusion longer than 6 hours for mechanical ventilation weaning (32.5%), post- neurosurgery and post-upper airway surgery (24.7%), non-invasive ventilation (13%), refractory tachycardia (6...
November 15, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
Nienke J Vet, Niina Kleiber, Erwin Ista, Matthijs de Hoog, Saskia N de Wildt
This article discusses the rationale of sedation in respiratory failure, sedation goals, how to assess the need for sedation as well as effectiveness of interventions in critically ill children, with validated observational sedation scales. The drugs and non-pharmacological approaches used for optimal sedation in ventilated children are reviewed, and specifically the rationale for drug selection, including short- and long-term efficacy and safety aspects of the selected drugs. The specific pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic aspects of sedative drugs in the critically ill child and consequences for dosing are presented...
2016: Frontiers in Pediatrics
Gonzalo Garcia Guerra, Ari R Joffe, Dominic Cave, Jonathan Duff, Shannon Duncan, Cathy Sheppard, Gerda Tawfik, Lisa Hartling, Hsing Jou, Sunita Vohra
BACKGROUND: Despite the fact that almost all critically ill children experience some degree of pain or anxiety, there is a lack of high-quality evidence to inform preferred approaches to sedation, analgesia, and comfort measures in this environment. We conducted this survey to better understand current comfort and sedation practices among Canadian pediatric intensivists. METHODS: The survey was conducted after a literature review and initial focus groups. The survey was then pretested and validated...
September 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Paulo Sérgio Lucas da Silva, Maria Eunice Reis, Thais Suelotto Machado Fonseca, Marcelo Cunio Machado Fonseca
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Although iatrogenic withdrawal syndrome (IWS) has been recognized in patients exposed to opioids and benzodiazepines, very few studies have used a validated tool for diagnosis and assessment of IWS in critically ill children. We sought to determine IWS rate, risk factors, and outcomes of IWS patients. METHODS: Prospective observational study conducted in a pediatric intensive care unit. A total of 137 patients (31 with IWS and 106 with no IWS) received a continuous infusion of fentanyl and midazolam for 3 or more days...
March 2016: Journal of Addiction Medicine
Gennie Jing Wang, Emilie Belley-Coté, Lisa Burry, Mark Duffett, Timothy Karachi, Dan Perri, Waleed Alhazzani, Frederick D'Aragon, Hannah Wunsch, Bram Rochwerg
BACKGROUND: Management and choice of sedation is important during critical illness in order to reduce patient suffering and to facilitate the delivery of care. Unfortunately, medications traditionally used for sedation in the intensive care unit (ICU) such as benzodiazepines and propofol are associated with significant unwanted effects. Clonidine is an alpha-2 selective adrenergic agonist that may have a role in optimizing current sedation practices in the pediatric and adult critically ill populations by potentially minimizing exposure to other sedative agents...
November 6, 2015: Systematic Reviews
Kaitlin M Best, Lisa A Asaro, Linda S Franck, David Wypij, Martha A Q Curley
OBJECTIVE: To characterize sedation weaning patterns in typical practice settings among children recovering from critical illness. DESIGN: A descriptive secondary analysis of data that were prospectively collected during the prerandomization phase (January to July 2009) of a clinical trial of sedation management. SETTING: Twenty-two PICUs across the United States. PATIENTS: The sample included 145 patients, aged 2 weeks to 17 years, mechanically ventilated for acute respiratory failure who received at least five consecutive days of opioid exposure...
January 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Andrew Singleton, Robert J Preston, Amalia Cochran
The objective of this study was to assess current practice patterns and attitudes toward pediatric sedation and analgesia in United States (US) burn centers for critically ill patients. Survey-based questionnaire was sent to 119 Directors at US burn centers that care for pediatric patients. Forty-one surveys (34%) were analyzed. 48.8% of responding centers mandate pediatric consultation for pediatric burn patients based on factors such as age and burn size. The most common sedation and analgesic agents used were midazolam, fentanyl, morphine, ketamine, and diphenhydramine...
May 2015: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
Samantha J Keogh, Debbie A Long, Desley V Horn
AIMS: The aim of this study was to develop and implement guidelines for sedation and analgesia management in the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and evaluate the impact, feasibility and acceptability of these as part of a programme of research in this area and as a prelude to future trial work. METHOD: This pilot study used a pre-post design using a historical control. SETTING: Two PICUs at different hospitals in an Australian metropolitan city...
March 30, 2015: BMJ Open
Felix Neunhoeffer, Matthias Kumpf, Hanna Renk, Malte Hanelt, Nicole Berneck, Axel Bosk, Ines Gerbig, Ellen Heimberg, Michael Hofbeck
BACKGROUND: While several analgesia and sedation guidelines and protocols have been developed and implemented for adults, there is still little evidence of clinical use of analgesia and sedation protocols and the impact on withdrawal symptoms in critically ill children. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a nurse-driven goal-directed analgesia and sedation protocol for mechanically ventilated pediatric patients (pASP) on duration of mechanical ventilation, pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) length of stay, total doses of opioids and benzodiazepines, and occurrence of withdrawal symptoms...
August 2015: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Martha A Q Curley, David Wypij, R Scott Watson, Mary Jo C Grant, Lisa A Asaro, Ira M Cheifetz, Brenda L Dodson, Linda S Franck, Rainer G Gedeit, Derek C Angus, Michael A Matthay
IMPORTANCE: Protocolized sedation improves clinical outcomes in critically ill adults, but its effect in children is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether critically ill children managed with a nurse-implemented, goal-directed sedation protocol experience fewer days of mechanical ventilation than patients receiving usual care. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Cluster randomized trial conducted in 31 US pediatric intensive care units (PICUs)...
January 27, 2015: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Kaitlin M Best, Joseph I Boullata, Martha A Q Curley
OBJECTIVES: Analgesia and sedation are common therapies in pediatric critical care, and rapid titration of these medications is associated with iatrogenic withdrawal syndrome. We performed a systematic review of the literature to identify all common and salient risk factors associated with iatrogenic withdrawal syndrome and build a conceptual model of iatrogenic withdrawal syndrome risk in critically ill pediatric patients. DATA SOURCES: Multiple databases, including PubMed/Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, and the Cochrane Central Registry of Clinical Trials, were searched using relevant terms from January 1, 1980, to August 1, 2014...
February 2015: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Ya Nee Poh, Pei Fen Poh, Siti Nur Hanim Buang, Jan Hau Lee
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of sedation guidelines, protocols, and algorithms on clinical outcomes in PICUs. DATA SOURCES: CINAHL, Medline, EMBASE, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, STUDY SELECTION: : English-only publications from 1966 to December 2013, which included keywords "sedation," "guideline," "algorithm," "protocol," and "pediatric intensive care." We included all primary studies involving critically ill children on sedation guidelines, protocols, and algorithms and excluded those which focused mainly on diagnostic or procedural purposes...
November 2014: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Erwin Ista, Matthijs de Hoog, Dick Tibboel, Hugo J Duivenvoorden, Monique van Dijk
OBJECTIVE: The Sophia Observation withdrawal Symptoms scale is an instrument for screening benzodiazepine and opioid withdrawal syndrome in pediatric critical care patients. The objectives of this study were to establish cutoff scores and to test sensitivity to change. Second, risk factors for withdrawal syndrome were explored. DESIGN: Prospective observational study with repeated measures. SETTING: Level IV ICU at a university children's hospital...
October 2013: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Nienke J Vet, Erwin Ista, Saskia N de Wildt, Monique van Dijk, Dick Tibboel, Matthijs de Hoog
PURPOSE: Sedatives administered to critically ill children should be titrated to effect, because both under- and oversedation may have negative effects. We conducted a systematic review to examine reported incidences of under-, optimal, and oversedation in critically ill children receiving intensive care. METHODS: A systematic literature search using predefined criteria was performed in PubMed and Embase to identify all articles evaluating level of sedation in PICU patients receiving continuous sedation...
September 2013: Intensive Care Medicine
Mary Jo C Grant, Michele C Balas, Martha A Q Curley
BACKGROUND: Clinical trials exploring optimal sedation management in critically ill pediatric patients are urgently needed to improve both short- and long-term outcomes. Concise operational definitions that define and provide best-available estimates of sedation-related adverse events (AE) in the pediatric population are fundamental to this line of inquiry. OBJECTIVES: To perform a multiphase systematic review of the literature to identify, define, and provide estimates of sedation-related AEs in the pediatric ICU setting for use in a multicenter clinical trial...
May 2013: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
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