This retrospective study demonstrates a significant practice change in the management of newly diagnosed immune thrombocytopenia at a pediatric care tertiary care hospital surrounding revision of management guidelines for childhood immune thrombocytopenia from the American Society of Hematology.
This study assesses whether a implementation of a hospital-driven improvement collaborative is associated with a reduction in acute asthma health care utilization in a population of Medicaid-insured pediatric patients.
This multicenter cohort study examines the procedural sedation practices, adverse events, and risk factors for children undergoing painful procedures in Canadian emergency departments.
This Viewpoint discusses the importance of discharge stewardship within antimicrobial stewardship programs.
This double-blinded randomized clinical trial found that isotonic maintenance fluid administration is safe in general pediatric patients and may result in fewer cases of hyponatremia.
This control analysis reports that a best practice central catheter-associated bloodstream infection prevention bundle sustained reduction in preventable harm in the form of central catheter-associated bloodstream infections in children with intestinal failure.
Berry and colleagues discuss the lack of pediatric standards for hospital discharge and provide a framework to organize the diverse activities that constitute discharge care to be executed throughout the hospitalization of a child from admission to the actual discharge. Apkon and Friedman as well as Faultner provided related editorials.
Goodman and colleagues aimed to estimate adverse clinical outcomes associated with weekend admission in the first hospitalization of pediatric patients with newly diagnosed leukemia. Hagan provided a related editorial.
Florin et al evaluate the effect of nebulized 3% hypertonic saline compared with normal saline on respiratory distress in infants with bronchiolitis not responding to standard treatments in the emergency department. See also the editorial by Grewal and Klassen.
Sulheim et al investigate the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome in adolescents and the effect of clonidine therapy.
Antimicrobial stewardship (AS) can prevent emergence of antibiotic resistance while improving patient outcomes and safety. Hyun et al review the literature for strategies to implement AS programs and identify barriers and challenges.
Garbutt et al describe the rationale and experiences of families with a pediatrician who also use retail clinics for pediatric care.
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