• A Needs Assessment of Brain Death Education in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowships*

    11 days ago - By Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

    Objectives:
    To assess the current training in brain death examination provided during pediatric critical care medicine fellowship.
    Design:
    Internet-based survey.
    Setting:
    United States pediatric critical care medicine fellowship programs.
    Subjects:
    Sixty-four pediatric critical care medicine fellowship program directors and 230 current pediatric critical care medicine fellows/recent graduates were invited to participate.
    Interventions:
    Participants were asked demographic questions related to their fellowship programs, training currently provided at their fellowship programs, previous...
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  • Applying Machine Learning to Pediatric Critical Care Data*

    Applying Machine Learning to Pediatric Critical Care Data*

    11 days ago - By Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

    Objectives:
    To explore whether machine learning applied to pediatric critical care data could discover medically pertinent information, we analyzed clinically collected electronic medical record data, after data extraction and preparation, using k-means clustering.
    Design:
    Retrospective analysis of electronic medical record ICU data.
    Setting:
    Tertiary Children's Hospital PICU.
    Patients:
    Anonymized electronic medical record data from PICU admissions over 10 years.
    Interventions:
    None.
    Measurements and Main Results:
    Data from 11,384 PICU episodes were cleaned, and specific features were...
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