Journal Feed Weekly Wrap-Up

We always work hard, but we may not have time to read through a bunch of journals. It’s time to learn smarter.
Originally published at JournalFeed, a site that provides daily or weekly literature updates.
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#1: Critically Ill Kids – Influenza vs COVID-19

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This retrospective study of thirty-three pediatric patients with severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI) demonstrated no increase in intracranial pressure (ICP) after administration of ketamine.

Acute Effects of Ketamine on Intracranial Pressure in Children with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Crit Care Med. 2023 Feb 24; e005806 DOI: 10.1097

#2: Does Ketamine Raise ICP in Children with TBI?

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Epinephrine administration via metered-dose inhaler (MDI) for the treatment of croup in children may be a safe and effective alternative to nebulization.

Epinephrine metered-dose inhaler for pediatric croup. Acad Emerg Med. 2023 Feb;30(2):144-146. doi: 10.1111/acem.14616. Epub 2022 Dec 7.

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Comprehensive respiratory viral panel testing in pediatric ED patients adds cost, increases length of stay, and does not decrease antimicrobial use.

Use and Cost Analysis of Comprehensive Respiratory Panel Testing in a Pediatric Emergency Department.Pediatr Emerg Care. 2023 Mar 1;39(3):154-158. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000002695. Epub 2022 Apr 12.

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