• Rapid Transition of a PICU Space and Staff to Adult Coronavirus Disease 2019 ICU Care

    1 month ago - By Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

    Objectives:
    We describe the process by which a PICU and a PICU care team were incorporated into a hospital-wide ICU care model during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
    Design:
    A descriptive, retrospective report from a single-center PICU.
    Setting:
    Twenty-three bed, quaternary PICU, within an 862-bed hospital.
    Patients:
    Critically ill adults, with coronavirus disease 2019-related disease.
    Interventions:
    ICU care provided by pediatric intensivists with training and support from medical intensivists.
    Measurements and Main Results:
    Within the context of the institution's comprehensive...
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  • Caring for Critically Ill Children With Suspected or Proven Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection: Recommendations by the Scientific Sections' Collaborative of the European Society of Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care*

    Caring for Critically Ill Children With Suspected or Proven Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection: Recommendations by the Scientific Sections' Collaborative of the European Society of Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care*

    1 month ago - By Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

    Objectives:
    In children, coronavirus disease 2019 is usually mild but can develop severe hypoxemic failure or a severe multisystem inflammatory syndrome, the latter considered to be a postinfectious syndrome, with cardiac involvement alone or together with a toxic shock like-presentation. Given the novelty of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, the causative agent of the recent coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, little is known about the pathophysiology and phenotypic expressions of this new infectious disease nor the optimal treatment approach.
    Study Selection:
    From inception...
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