Functional Status Change Among Children With Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation to Support Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in a Pediatric Cardiac ICU: A Single Institution Report. (Freeman)

Beshish AG, et al. Functional Status Change Among Children With Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation to Support Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in a Pediatric Cardiac ICU: A Single Institution Report. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018 Jul;19(7): 665-671.

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to describe the functional status of survivors from extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation instituted during in-hospital cardiac arrest using the Functional Status Scale. We aimed to determine risk factors leading to the development of new morbidity and unfavorable functional outcomes.

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Viral DNAemia and Immune Suppression in Pediatric Sepsis. (Lima)

Davila S, et al. Viral DNAemia and Immune Suppression in Pediatric Sepsis. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018 Jan;19(1):e14-e22

OBJECTIVES: Demonstrate that DNA viremia is common in pediatric sepsis and quantitate its associations with host immune function and secondary infection risk.

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An Exploratory Study of Sevoflurane as an Alternative for Difficult Sedation in Critically Ill Children. (Lima)

Mencía S, Palacios A, García M, et al. An Exploratory Study of Sevoflurane as an Alternative for Difficult Sedation in Critically Ill Children. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018 Mar 19. [Epub ahead of print]

OBJECTIVES: To analyze the effectiveness of inhaled sevoflurane in critically ill children with challenging sedation.

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Furosemide Response Predicts Acute Kidney Injury After Cardiac Surgery in Infants and Neonates. (Lima)

Borasino S, Wall KM, Crawford JH, et al. Furosemide Response Predicts Acute Kidney Injury After Cardiac Surgery in Infants and Neonates. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018 Apr;19(4):310-317.

OBJECTIVE: Cardiac surgery-induced acute kidney injury occurs frequently in neonates and infants and is associated with postoperative morbidity/mortality; early identification of cardiac surgery-induced acute kidney injury may be crucial to mitigate postoperative morbidity. We sought to determine if hourly or 6-hour cumulative urine output after furosemide in the first 24 hours after cardiopulmonary bypass could predict development of cardiac surgery-induced acute kidney injury and other deleterious outcomes.

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