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Dellinger RP, Levy MM, Rhodes A, Annane D, Gerlach H, Opal SM, Sevransky JE, Sprung CL, Douglas IS, Jaeschke R, Osborn TM, Nunnally ME, Townsend SR, Reinhart K, Kleinpell RM, Angus DC, Deutschman CS, Machado FR, Rubenfeld GD, Webb SA, Beale RJ, Vincent JL, Moreno R; and the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines Committee including the Pediatric Subgroup. Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: 2012. Crit Care Med. 2013 Feb;41(2):580-637. [abstract]
The ARDS definition task force. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: The Berlin Definition. JAMA. 2012;307(23):doi:10.1001/jama.2012.5669 [abstract]
Nakagawa TA, Ashwal S, Mathur M, Mysore MR, Bruce D, Conway EE Jr, Duthie SE, Hamrick S, Harrison R, Kline AM, Lebovitz DJ, Madden MA, Montgomery VL, Perlman JM, Rollins N, Shemie SD, Vohra A, Williams-Phillips JA; Society of Critical Care Medicine; the Section on Critical Care and Section on Neurology of the American Academy of Pediatrics; the Child Neurology Society. Guidelines for the determination of brain death in infants and children: An update of the 1987 Task Force recommendations. Crit Care Med. 2011 Sep;39(9):2139-2155. [abstract]
Kissoon N, Carcillo JA, Espinosa V, Argent A, Devictor D, Madden M, Singhi S, van der Voort E, Latour J; the Global Sepsis Initiative Vanguard Center Contributors. World Federation of Pediatric Intensive Care and Critical Care Societies: Global Sepsis Initiative. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011 Sep;12(5):494-503. [abstract; full-text (1.2MB)]
Pediatric Basic and Advanced Life Support: 2010 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations Monica E. Kleinman, Allan R. de Caen, Leon Chameides, Dianne L. Atkins, Robert A. Berg, Marc D. Berg, Farhan Bhanji, Dominique Biarent, Robert Bingham, Ashraf H. Coovadia, Mary Fran Hazinski, Robert W. Hickey, Vinay M. Nadkarni, Amelia G. Reis, Antonio Rodriguez-Nunez, James Tibballs, Arno L. Zaritsky, David Zideman, and on behalf of the PEDIATRIC BASIC AND ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT CHAPTER COLLABORATORS Pediatrics 2010;126 e1261-e1318
Bazelon E. Shaken-Baby Syndrome Faces New Questions in Court, New York Times Magazine, February 6, 2011.
Carcillo JA, Orr R, Bell M, Joffe A, Maffei FA, Sullivan J, Han YY, Thomas J. A call for full public disclosure and moratorium on donation after cardiac death in children. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2010 Sep;11(5):641-3. [citation]. With author replies: Webster PA. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2010 Sep;11(5):643-4. [citation] and Mathur M, Abd-Allah S, Orr RD. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2010 Sep;11(5):644-5. [citation]
Two interesting point-counterpoint editorials regarding 24/7 in-house intensivist staffing:Burnham El, Mass M, Geraci MW. The Case for 24/7 In-House Intensivist Coverage Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2010;181 1159-1160 [full-text], and Kahn JM, Hall JB. More Doctors to the Rescue in the Intensive Care Unit: A Cautionary Note. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2010;181 1160-1161 [full-text]
Brierley J, Carcillo J, Choong K, et al. 2007 American College of Critical Care Medicine clinical practice parameters for hemodynamic support of pediatric and neonatal septic shock* Crit Care Med. 2009; 37(2):666-688 [abstract]
Newth CJ, Venkataraman S, Willson DF, Meert KL, Harrison R, Dean JM, Pollack M, Zimmerman J, Anand KJ, Carcillo JA, Nicholson CE; Eunice Shriver Kennedy National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network. Weaning and extubation readiness in pediatric patients. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2009 Jan;10(1):1-11. [abstract; full-text (pdf; 730K)]
Angus DC, Mira JP, Vincent JL. Improving clinical trials in the critically ill. Crit Care Med. 2010 Feb;38(2):527-32. [abstract]
Boucek MM, Mashburn C, Dunn SM, et al. Pediatric Heart Transplantation after Declaration of Cardiocirculatory Death. New Engl J Med 2008; 359:709-714. [full-text]. This issue includes several relevant and thought-provoking commentaries, including: Truog RD, Miller FG. The Dead Donor Rule and Organ Transplantation. New Engl J Med 2008; 359:674-675. [full-text]
Marik PE, Pastores SM, Annane D, et al; American College of Critical Care Medicine. Recommendations for the diagnosis and management of corticosteroid insufficiency in critically ill adult patients: consensus statements from an international task force by the American College of Critical Care Medicine. Crit Care Med. 2008 Jun;36(6):1937-49. [abstract]
de Oliveira CF, de Oliveira DS, Gottschald AF, Moura JD, Costa GA, Ventura AC, Fernandes JC, Vaz FA, Carcillo JA, Rivers EP, Troster EJ. ACCM/PALS haemodynamic support guidelines for paediatric septic shock: an outcomes comparison with and without monitoring central venous oxygen saturation. Intensive Care Med. 2008 Mar 28; DOI 10.1007/s00134-008-1085-9. [abstract]
Levy MM, Dellinger RP, Townsend SR, Linde-Zwirble WT, Marshall JC, Bion J, Schorr C, Artigas A, Ramsay G, Beale R, Parker MM, Gerlach H, Reinhart K, Silva E, Harvey M, Regan S, Angus DC. The Surviving Sepsis Campaign: results of an international guideline-based performance improvement program targeting severe sepsis. Crit Care Med. 2010; 38:367-374. [abstract]
Sharek PJ, Parast LM, Long K, Coombs J, Earnest K, Sullivan J, Frankel LR, Roth SJ. Effect of a Rapid Response Team on Hospital-wide Mortality and Code Rates Outside the ICU in a Children's Hospital. JAMA 2007;298 2267-2274 [abstract]
1st International Sepsis Forum on Sepsis in Infants and Children. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2005; S1-S164. [table of contents]
Rosenberg DI, Moss MM, AAP Section on Critical Care and Committee on Hospital Care. Guidelines and Levels of Care for Pediatric Intensive Care Units. Pediatrics 2004;114 1114-1125. [abstract]
American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association/American College of Physicians, Task Force on Clinical Competence. ACC/AHA/AAP recommendations for training in pediatric cardiology. Pediatrics. 2005; 116:1574-1596. [full-text] Correspondence in response: Baden HP, Zimmerman JJ, Brilli RJ et al. Intensivist-Led Team Approach to Critical Care of Children With Heart Disease. Pediatrics 2006;117 1854-1856 [link]
Last Updated: 2013-09-26 22:50:02
The 7th World Congress on Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care will be held May 4-7, 2014, in Istanbul, Turkey. Abstract deadline has passed.
The September 2013 WFPICCS Newsletter is here...
The 43rd SCCM Annual Congress was in San Francisco, CA, January 9-14, 2014.
The presentations at the last Pediatric Section Business meeting, January 21, 2013, are here... (pdf; 1.2 MB)
The 21st Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium will be September 4-6, 2014, at the Hyatt, Huntington Beach, California, sponsored by CHOC Chidren's Hospital of Orange County.
The Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch (PTCIB) of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH) has published Request for Applications (RFAs) for both Clinical Site participation in the Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network (CPCCRN) (RFA-HD-14-022) and for the Data Coordinating Center for the CPCCRN (RFA-HD-14-020). The due date for applications is June 2, 2014. A Pre-Application meeting (NOT-HD-14-013) will be held Friday, April 25, 2014 from 1:00 pm â€“ 5:00 pm (EDT) in Bethesda, MD. Participation may be in person or via webinar. Information regarding how to participate, as well as Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) handouts are available on the PTCIB home page (http://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/org/der/branches/ptcib/Pages/overview.aspx). For additional questions, please contact Tammara Jenkins (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Pediatric Critical Care and Trauma Scientist Development Program (PCCTSDP) continues to be funded and is now located within the new Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch in the NICHD, This program is designed to foster the development of highly promising young faculty in pediatric critical care and trauma surgery into physician scientists. Details of the program can be found at www.pcctsdp.org Details of the program can be found at www.pccsdp.org
Read more here...
Be sure to scan the list of fellowships available for those with NIH Training Grant funding for pediatric scientist training...
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New PedsCCM Evidence-based Journal Club Reviews
Curley MA, Harrison CH, Craig N, Lillehei CW, Micheli A, Laussen PC.
Serpa Neto A, Cardoso SO, Manetta JA, Pereira VG, EspÃ³sito DC, Pasqualucci Mde O, Damasceno MC, Schultz MJ.
Wang J, Xu E, Xiao Y
Kerlin MP, Small DS, Cooney E, Fuchs BD, Bellini LM, Mikkelsen ME, Schweickert WD, Bakhru RN, Gabler NB, Harhay MO, Hansen-Flaschen J, Halpern SD.
Sanders RC Jr, Giuliano JS Jr, Sullivan JE, Brown CA 3rd, Walls RM, Nadkarni V, Nishisaki A; for the National Emergency Airway Registry for Children Investigators and Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators Network
de Gast-Bakker DH, de Wilde RB, Hazekamp MG, Sojak V, Zwaginga JJ, Wolterbeek R, de Jonge E, Gesink-van der Veer BJ
Faustino EV, Lawson KA, Northrup V, Higgerson RA.
Vincent JL, Ramesh MK, Ernest D, Larosa SP, Pachl J, Aikawa N, Hoste E, Levy H, Hirman J, Levi M, Daga M, Kutsogiannis DJ, Crowther M, Bernard GR, Devriendt J, Puigserver JV, Blanzaco DU, Esmon CT, Parrillo JE, Guzzi L, Henderson SJ, Pothirat C, Mehta P,
Adhikari NK, Dellinger RP, Lundin S, Payen D, Vallet B, Gerlach H, Joo Park K, Mehta S, Slutsky AS, Friedrich JO.
Mourvillier_B, Tubach F, van de Beek D, Garot D, Pichon N, Georges H, Lefevre LM, Bollaert PE, Boulain T, Luis D, Cariou A, Girardie P, Chelha R, Megarbane B, Delahaye A, Chalumeau-Lemoine L, Legriel S, Beuret P, Brivet F, Bruel C, Camou F, Chatellier D
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Project Medishare: opportunities for medical volunteers in Haiti
An updated version of the 2003 edition: "Guidelines for the Acute Medical Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury in Infants, Children, and Adolescents" is now freely available online here... (link to table of contents) (Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. January 2012 - volume 13 - supplement 1_suppl)
Task Force for Pediatric Emergency Mass Critical Care. Deliberations and Recommendations of The Pediatric Emergency Mass Critical Care Task Force 6. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2011; 12:S103-S179 [full-text]
The AAP Section on Critical Care (SOCC) is pleased to announce again for 2014 the availability of two small grants for young investigators for projects devoted to education in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and outcomes of quality and safety initiatives in the PICU. Read more...
What is the Section on Critical Care? Read on... (pdf 2MB)
Committee on Hospital Care, Section on Surgery, and Section on Critical Care. Policy statement--pediatric organ donation and transplantation. Pediatrics. 2010 Apr;125(4):822-8. [abstract; full-text (pdf 270K)]
See the SOCC 25th Anniversary Commemorative Booklet here... (pdf; 4.8 MB)
PREPÂ® ICU: Critical Care Self-Assessment Program
Challenge your knowledge of pediatric critical care, review for examination, and earn Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points with the online self-study program based on subspecialty content specifications from the American Board of Pediatrics. PREPÂ® ICU is an intensely peer-reviewed self-assessment program designed to help pediatric intensivists succeed in the PICU. Click here ( http://www.prepicu.org/ ) for a FREE trial.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Disaster Preparedness Newsletters are here... Also seee this joint resource from the AAP and the AHRQ: Pediatric Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness: A Resource for Pediatricians
The Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society, PCICS, was formed to provide an optimum forum to promote excellence in pediatric cardiac critical care medicine. We have joined together from diverse backgrounds, organized a professional society, and now launch our inaugural membership campaign. The Society seeks international participation by healthcare professionals dedicated to acquiring knowledge and improving practice for our critically ill patients with congenital and acquired heart disease.
The Laura P. and Leland K. Whittier Virtual Pediatric Intensive Care Unit announces the creation of a VPICU Fellowship Program. Read details and application instructions here... (pdf 150K)
The Genomics of Pediatric Sepsis Database is now entering its 9th year of funding by the NIH. The goals of the database have now matured from the initial discovery and exploratory phase, to a translational and clinical application phase. Extensive details regarding the progress and achievements of the database can found at this website. Or read more here here (pdf file, 58K)...
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and also worth noting...Kleinpell R, Ely EW, Williams G, Liolios A, Ward N, Tisherman SA. Web-based resources for critical care education. Crit Care Med. 2011 Mar;39(3):541-53. [abstract]
picudoctor.org is a website/smartphone app resource for pediatric cardiac critical care. From Marc Anders, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
Medical Calculators, from Cornell Critical Care Pediatrics, S. Pon
Pandemic Influenza in the Pediatric Population: Just in Time Training, by ORISE - Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, for the CDC. Corresponding author Ken Tegtmeyer, MD, FAAP, FCCM
A letter from the heart to physicians, from a mom with a child with special needs. A special message worth reading. [pdf; 56K]
Critical Care Nursing of Infants and Children. 2nd Edition. Curley MAQ, Moloney-Harmon PA, eds. 2001. (this edition is out of print and now freely available)
Program for Maintenance of Certification in Pediatrics update: The Pediatric Critical Care Medicine self-assessment is now available on the ABP Web site
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Board Review questions, from the Board Review Course by Tony Slonim and Heidi Dalton, D.C. Children's, now available for purchase. From Medtext.
Children & Clinical Studies: an NIH-developed website to explain clinical research to children and families - why it is needed, what to expect, how to identify additional reliable resources.
A comprehensive website all about pediatric continuous renal replacement therapy: pcrrt.com. Tim Bunchman, DeVos Children's Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI
Scoring Systems for ICU and Surgical Patients, with PRISM, PIM, PELOD, Pediatric Coma Scale, the Rotterdam score for meningococcal septic shock in children, Neonatal TISS, and now updated with PIM 2 and CRIB 2. By Jean-Yves Marandon, Société Française d'Anesthésie et de Réanimation.
Isabel Clinical Decision Support System: a online pediatric differential diagnosis tool, with contextual links to reference sources. (now requires paid subscription)
Request for Information from the CDC: Acute Encephalopathy Cases in U.S. Children Associated with Influenza Virus Infection. Read more here ...
The AAP announces a new area on their website for Children, Terrorism, and Disaster. Also of note: A joint resource from the AAP and the AHRQ is available: Pediatric Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness: A Resource for Pediatricians
AHRQ Web M & M; peer-reviewed, online medical journal highlighting patient safety lessons drawn from real cases of medical errors
The NIH proposes all NIH-sponsored studies' publications be made publicly available, essentially adopting the call of The Public Library of Science. Read more here.... And add your voice to the public comment page. Read about Open Access here...
WWWeb Epidemiology & Evidence-based Medicine Sources for Veterinarians; an incredibly comprehensive list of clinical epidemiology and EBM links for health care practitioners treating all species!
Want to publish your clinical trial in JAMA, The New England Journal, or other member journals of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors? Since July 2005, your trial needs be registered in advance. Read DeAngelis CD, Drazen JM, Frizelle FA et al. Clinical Trial Registration: A Statement From the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. JAMA 8 September 2004 (10.1001/jama.292.11.1363) [full-text]. Go to www.clinicaltrials.gov to register a trial. An update: Laine C, et al. Clinical Trial Registration: Looking Back and Moving Ahead. New Engl J Med 2007; 10.1056/NEJMe078110 [full-text]
Mathews SC, Pronovost PJ. Physician Autonomy and Informed Decision Making: Finding the Balance for Patient Safety and Quality JAMA. 2008;300(24):2913-2915. [extract]Last Updated: 2012-05-08 23:34:53
courses & conferences to note...
7th World Congress on Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care, May 04 - May 07 2014 Istanbul, Turkey Website...
ESPNIC 2015: 26th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care, June 10 - June 13 2014 Vilnius, Lithuania Website...
2nd Annual Western Pediatric Trauma Conference, July 09 - July 11 2014 San Diego, CA Website...
SCCM's Pediatric Critical Care Board Review Course, August 12 - August 16 2014 Fairmont Chicago, Millenium Park, Chicago IL Website...
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