• Neurologic and Functional Morbidity in Critically Ill Children With Bronchiolitis*

    5 days ago - By Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

    Objectives:
    Neurologic and functional morbidity occurs in ~30% of PICU survivors, and young children may be at particular risk. Bronchiolitis is a common indication for PICU admission among children less than 2 years old. Two single-center studies suggest that greater than 10-25% of critical bronchiolitis survivors have neurologic and functional morbidity but those estimates are 20 years old. We aimed to estimate the burden of neurologic and functional morbidity among more recent bronchiolitis patients using two large, multicenter databases.
    Design:
    Analysis of the Pediatric Health...
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  • Enteral Nutrition Practices in Critically Ill Children Requiring Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation*

    Enteral Nutrition Practices in Critically Ill Children Requiring Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation*

    5 days ago - By Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

    Objectives:
    Evaluate the practice of providing enteral nutrition in critically ill children requiring noninvasive positive pressure ventilation.
    Design:
    Retrospective cohort study.
    Setting:
    PICU within a quaternary care children's hospital.
    Patients:
    PICU patients older than 30 days requiring noninvasive positive pressure ventilation for greater than or equal to 24 hours from August 2014 to June 2015. Invasive mechanical ventilation prior to noninvasive positive pressure ventilation and inability to receive enteral nutrition at baseline were additional exclusionary...
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