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👉🏻Today let's enjoy the remarkable Q&A with #ESPNIC Young Investigator Award winner @cr_vishwa 💥🤓 #PedsICU
Q: Congratulations on your award! 👏🏻🙌🏻 Can you tell us a little about yourself?
A: I'm a Paediatric Intensivist from India. (...)
(...) Currently, I am working as a Senior Specialist in a PICU at the Aster Hospital, Bangalore. It was really an honour to present our study at #EAPS2022. All credits to the PICU team of PGIMER, Chandigarh. I am deeply humbled that we got this prestigious award.
Q: You won the first prize for ESPNIC young investigator, can you tell us a little about the work that won this award? #YoungESPNIC
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Q&A🧵with ESPNIC @Medtronic Research Grant winner @DrMartiPons 🚀
Good luck to their group with this promising project!
Here is the full interview👇 ImageImageImage
Q: Congratulations on your award! Can you tell us a little about yourself?
A: I'm a senior paediatric intensivist at @SJDbarcelona_es. Research-wise I have a strong interest in respiratory physiology & mechanical ventilation, including NIV & LTV. I am also a former chair of the @ESPNIC_Society Respiratory Failure section.
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“Doctors are calling on the Biden administration to declare an emergency in response to an “alarming surge” of children hospitalized with respiratory syncytial virus and flu this season.”…

This is a crisis #pedsTwitter #RSV #Flu #Covid_19 #GetVaccinated
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Thread re: evidence appraisal/paucity of #PedsICU data based on recent @ESPNIC_Society guidelines on IV maintenance fluids… @yourICM

Started by discussions in our monthly #PICUJournalWatch sessions @Bham_Childrens #PedsICU based on @PICJournalWatch
PICO3: The paper states [& I don't disagree]:
In "critically ill children", balanced solutions should be favoured when prescribing *intravenous maintenance* fluid therapy to slightly reduce length of stay:
B Strong consensus
& "in acutely ill children": A Strong consensus 2/ Image
They add "balanced IV-MFT solutions, the length
of acute care or PICU stay were slightly but significantly decreased in children receiving balanced solutions in a meta-analysis of 5 studies, including 283 patients. mean difference: −0.20 days; 95% CI [−0.33; −0.08], p=0.001 3/ Image
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I was charge nurse in our PICU yesterday and I’m still recovering.

I’m trying to remember that all the hustle and good we can do counts, for every patient we can care for.

But I’m still trying to shake the overwhelming distress connected to the role of #pedsICU charge rn. /1
Tight bed space, even tighter nurse and respiratory therapist staffing.

If a patient needs ICU care and we can’t take them, it’s distressing to deny admission.

If I can do the pressured coordination to transfer one out and hustle one in, I know my staff are exhausted. /2
But we have to do it and I have to push it, no matter how fried I know any individual might be. I want to support them, give them breathing room, but I…have so little to offer.

I bring chips in case people need comfort food to quickly refuel. I brew coffee, make it strong.

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28-AUG-2022 UPDATE

Incidence of #COVID19 in 🇺🇸 kids increased 10% during the week ending 26-AUG-2022. More than 17,000 new cases every day; ADIR = 21.8/100,000.

#epitwitter #PedsICU #LongCovidKids Image
28-AUG-2022 UPDATE

The highest #COVID19 new daily incidence rates for kids are concentrated in the #Southeast. Image
28-AUG-2022 UPDATE

States with adverse trends ( ⬆️ incidence) of #COVID19 in kids for the week ending 26-AUG-22 are red/orange on the map. Image
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In this 🧵, we update #COVID19 incidence, hospitalizations, deaths, and disparities for 🇺🇸 children and adolescents.

Please share this 🧵 #epitwitter #PedsICU #tweetiatrician #SARSCoV2 #Omicron #LongCovidKids
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The big impact of a disease in little kids. Characteristics & Outcomes of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in the #PedsICU. Great work @kindly_kel @picudoc13 @DrKenRemy1 @RBC_PICU @MKleinBiostats @JanineZeeCheng @ColinRogerson5 @AlexRotta @caseymccluskey…
#MIS_C is a clinical syndrome of systemic inflammation that occurs 4–6 weeks after exposure to #SARSCoV2 affecting the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, and GI system. Review by @MontyMazer @yoncabulutmd @nina_brodsky @drsturge @RBC_PICU @DrKenRemy1…
In this paper, we used the @vps_llc to track trends in #MIS_C in 115 #pedsICU’s since the beginning of the pandemic, and compared outcomes over time (and by strain). Of the 145,580 children admitted to the PICU, 1,338 children (0.9%) were admitted with #MISC.
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Today is an exciting day for @pc4quality and @CardiacUnited

We are pleased to share results of our Cardiac Arrest Prevention (CAP) project in @JAMAPediatrics by @bubblesdadee (Jeffrey Alten) #PedsCICU #PedsICU #CHD #CardiacArrestPrevention

It all started with a conversation among the PC4 exec committee many moons ago: What do we want to change about #PedsCICU practice? We proposed cardiac arrest because we thought that preventing CA fundamentally defines excellent CICU care.

There was skepticism. Many smart people thought this wasn't possible. Many thought we should try something easier for our first major quality improvement project and get a sure win. Ultimately, we got buy-in to move forward with this CAP project.

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Members of the @ESPNIC_Society recently published exciting findings from their international survey about pain management🤓 The paper is available open access in @BioMedCentral 👇🏻🚀…

We caught up with lead author @MarcoDaverioMD to ask a few questions🧵👇🏻
Q: @MarcoDaverioMD, why did you & the team decide to do this survey?

A: There was a gap of knowledge on this topic, in fact information about the assessment and management of pain and sedation across European #PedsICU are currently unknown.
Q: How do you design a study when you expect serious variability across the answers?🧐

A: Planning is crucial! We tested, validated & modified the questions. Using closed questions we reduced the variability and facilitated the data analysis💪🏻
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Part 3 #Illnessdoesntmeanstillness by @SapnaKmd
🔸we have created a culture of immobility
🔸"prolonged bedrest is anatomically and physiologically unsound" JAMA

#SCCM2022 #PedsICU
Goal to change culture
🔸initial cost was multiprofessional investment
🔸"PICU Up" became the common name
🔸Followed AHRQ QI model

#SCCM2022 #PedsICU
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Let's talk about Bundled Care of Pediatric Critical Care Patients: Guidelines and Implementation Part 2! We start with Dr. John Berkenbosch talking about choosing the right analgesic/sedation/NMB agent

#SCCM2022 #PedsICU
Underlying disease may cause pain that we cannot well appreciate.

✅Enhancement of sleep should be a goal for its restoration and reduction of delirium.
✅IV opiates strong recommendation to manage moderate to severe pain
❓Need studies comparing opiates
#SCCM2022 #PedsICU
Non-opioid adjunct
Consider use of non opioids both NSAIDS and APAP
Reduced pain scores, and opiate use
#SCCM2022 #PedsICU
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My friend and former division chief Dr. Jim Besunder talks about evidence based assessment of pain and agitation #SCCM2022 #PedsICU #PANDEM
Besunder - while self report is the gold standard, the age, acuity and interventions of the #PedsICU patient make this often not useful. Many other tools aren't validated in the population. 2 that work well are Oucher and Wong Baker #SCCM2022
The guidelines recommend using self report tools when possible, the FLACC or COMFORT-B in non-communicative patients. Avoid use of VS alone to assess pain. #SCCM2022 #PedsICU
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My next #PedsICU related #SCCM2022 topic is Pediatric TAXI-CAB Guidance. First @nellis discusses aims & general methods to create guidance for plasma & platelet transfusion.

Incredible expert team, but no nurses? Nurses administer🩸products and monitor for adverse events
Semantics of recommendations. #SCCM2022 #PedsICU
#SCCM2022 #PedsICU
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"Vaccines only" #COVID19 strategy w removal of other protections makes perfect if you hold 6 beliefs

Each belief WAS reasonable in 2020, yet proved wrong w time. Now, to maintain the idea that things are OK, each of these 6 beliefs must be defended with ever more vigor 🧵
I am completely serious that each belief was reasonable to hold at the start of the pandemic, and I myself held most of them. As we have learned more, I have changed my view, however many people have not and each of these beliefs has become a frontline in its own right - why?
I believe that cognitive dissonance explains a lot

...It is hard for us to admit we were wrong because this causes dissonance in our minds "I am a good person vs. I caused harm / I was wrong"

It is cognitively easier to change facts than to resolve the cognitive dissonance
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1/ 🧵An educational #PedsICU thread on P/F ratios and A-a Gradients , our 1st instalment of #PCCSHotTopic run by @PICSociety where we will have a PARDS webinar on 17/3 (free to register,link @ the end) & a podcast with @DrHeidiFlori alongside @PicPod_Podcast
2/ referenced articles with the help of @PICJournalWatch & an educational thread by myself that will aid in understanding the basics referred to in the teaching sessions.
3/ The P/F ratio is a widely used clinical indicator of hypoxaemia, though its diagnostic utility is controversial. What do you understand by P/F ratio and A-a gradient in the context of a hypoxic patient with ARDS?
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Had an opportunity to visit few #MTIs in #KPK with the purpose to explore #PedsICU infrastructure & need assessment and collaboration for capacity building. 1/12
Overall basic infrastructure is there and the need is unmet. And there is a desire on ground to build this field of #Pediatrics which is encouraging. The management is excellent and there is an #EHR in place. All these make an excellent starting point. 2/12
We need to keep few facts in mind while embarking on this challenging and but truly rewarding journey of providing quality acute hospital care to #children in #KPK & #Pakistan 3/12
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On this, the 73rd day of #ecmo support for Covid, this young #pedsicu patient was decannulated. The work it took by the team & by him to survive these 73 days was inspirational & emotional. We’re so proud of him. His journey below in🧵 Shared w/ permission from his devoted mom 💪🏻
Part of his physical therapy and treatment plan for Covid was to prone on ecmo. He was our first @ChildrensMercy patient to do this on #ecmo. We developed hand signals so he could control the process every time. #rehablegend Image
We helped his mental health with a visit from his 🐶 which is a new #childlife intervention we are doing in the #pedsicu ❤️ @jswallisch @emacksc @DrRissman @LifeandPICU Image
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07-JAN-2022 UPDATE

Short but NOT sweet update on #COVID19 hospitalizations in 🇺🇸 children/teens.

National update in this 🧵 with data thru 06-Jan - H/T @JasonSalemi

Visit our interactive dashboard to see data for every state.

#epitwitter #PedsICU…
07-JAN-2022 UPDATE

There were 3,142 children 0-17 years old hospitalized with #COVID19 on 06-Jan-2022. This is MORE THAN TWICE as many as were hospitalized on 04-Sept-2021 at the peak of the #DeltaVariant surge.

#OmicronVariant #LongCovidKids…
07-JAN-2022 UPDATE

Pediatric bed-days for #COVID19 inpatient hospitalizations of kids 0-17 yrs have now surpassed 400,000.

That is counting only from summer 2020 - first wave hospitalizations of children in spring 2020 are not recorded anywhere.…
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28-DEC-2021 UPDATE

In this 🧵, latest #COVID19 hospitalization data for children 0-17 yrs and adolescents 18-19 yrs, through 27-DEC-2021.
#epitwitter #PedsICU #tweetiatrician #criticalcare #OmicronVariant #longcovidkids

H/T @JasonSalemi…
28-DEC-2021 UPDATE

During the 7 days ending 27-Dec, #COVID19 admissions (confirmed diagnosis) totaled 508 adolescents 18-19 years old and 2,305 children 0-17 years old.…
28-DEC-2021 UPDATE

Hospital inpatient census of children 0-17 years old with confirmed #COVID19 was 1,146 on Christmas Eve.…
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26-DEC-2021 UPDATE

New cases of #COVID19 in children and teens for the week ending December 24, 2021 - national and state trends in this 🧵

#epitwitter #PedsICU #tweetiatrician #medtwitter #OmicronVariant #DeltaVariant
26-DEC-2021 UPDATE

Average daily incidence of #COVID19 in children and teens ⬆️40% in one week to 51.4 new cases per 100,000 per day, approaching the #DeltaVariant surge summer high.

Keep in mind: some states only reported through 12/22 or 12/23.
26-DEC-2021 UPDATE

Highest ADIRs persist in New England and the Mideast, along with Illinois, Ohio, Florida --

Several states >100 new cases/100,000/day
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‘Im just a nurse’

A nurse working in #PedsICU >19 years had nowhere to park for her shift on Tues morning
Leaves hospital at 8.15pm, 13 hrs after arriving, car has been towed by clampers
Phone charge runs out, walks 3km in pouring rain to Garda station
Garda locate her car 5km away
She walks back to hospital, charges phone, pays release fee, walks to the car, soaked and freezing

Gets home to her worried family at 11pm
My colleague recounted this to me today, how she cried with cold and fatigue while waiting for phone to charge

But mostly she spoke about how small, insignificant and undervalued it made her feel
‘Just a nurse’
#ICU #icunurse
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#POCUS Ocular

Este Sábado 4 de Diciembre el Dr. Patrick Caqui nos habló de #DVNO/#ONSD, Relación Globo Ocular/DVNO y Pupilometría

Abrimos 🆕 🧵 con algunos de los puntos más interesantes y comentarios extras.
¿Podrás mejorar tu desempeño en 👁️👁️‍🗨️?
A manera de introducción se mencionaron los temas a tratar. Utilidad indiscutible en el paciente neurocrítico.
Antes y durante de 1999 se estaba ocupando el modo B para la evaluación ocular, posteriormente se adicionó el Doppler Color y Pulsado y el Modo-M.
Los tiempos cambian.
En el 2020 el Dr. Patrick de #PedsICU 🇵🇪 público, en base a un caso clínico de amebiasis cerebral, un artículo acerca de monitoreo invasivo y no invasivo en pediatra.
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