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.
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#1: Phoenix Criteria – New Pediatric Sepsis Score

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The Phoenix Sepsis Score, which is a novel clinical criterion for pediatric sepsis and septic shock developed using measures of organ dysfunction, outperforms existing IPSCC criteria for the diagnosis of pediatric sepsis and septic shock.

Development and Validation of the Phoenix Criteria for Pediatric Sepsis and Septic Shock. JAMA. 2024 Feb 27;331(8):675-686. doi: 10.1001/jama.2024.0196.

#2: Do Extremes of Weight in Children Mean High-Risk Intubation?

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Underweight (less than 5th percentile) and obese (over 95th percentile) children are more likely to suffer hypoxemia and adverse events during tracheal intubation.

Adverse Tracheal Intubation Events in Critically Ill Underweight and Obese Children: Retrospective Study of the National Emergency Airway for Children Registry (2013-2020). Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2024 Feb 1;25(2):147-158. Doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000003387.

#3: Do Preemies Have Higher Rate of Serious Bacterial Infection?

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There was no difference in rates of bacteremia or meningitis between term and preterm infants with fever. Preterm infants had lower rates of urinary tract infection (UTI) compared to term infants.

Rate of Urinary Tract Infections, Bacteremia, and Meningitis in Preterm and Term Infants. Pediatrics. 2024 Mar 13. doi: 10.1542/peds.2023-062755. Epub ahead of print.


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