• Early Presence of Sleep Spindles on Electroencephalography Is Associated With Good Outcome After Pediatric Cardiac Arrest

    5 monthes ago - By Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

    Objectives: The role of sleep architecture as a biomarker for prognostication after resuscitation from cardiac arrest in children hospitalized in an ICU remains poorly defined. We sought to investigate the association between features of normal sleep architecture in children after cardiac arrest and a favorable neurologic outcome at 6 months.
    Design: Retrospective review of medical records and continuous electroencephalography monitoring.
    Setting: Cardiac and PICU of a tertiary children's hospital.
    Patients: All patients from 6 months to 18 years old resuscitated from cardiac arrest who...
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  • Acute Decompensation in Pediatric Cardiac Patients: Outcomes After Rapid Response Events

    Acute Decompensation in Pediatric Cardiac Patients: Outcomes After Rapid Response Events

    5 monthes ago - By Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

    Objective: We studied rapid response events after acute clinical instability outside ICU settings in pediatric cardiac patients. Our objective was to describe the characteristics and outcomes after rapid response events in this high-risk cohort and elucidate the cardiac conditions and risk factors associated with worse outcomes.
    Design: A retrospective single-center study was carried out over a 3-year period from July 2011 to June 2014.
    Setting: Referral high-volume pediatric cardiac center located within a tertiary academic pediatric hospital.
    Patients: All rapid response events that...
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