Christine S Traul

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OBJECTIVES Adult studies have demonstrated the relationship between fluid overload and poor outcomes in acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome. The approach of pediatric intensivists to fluid management in acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome and its effect on outcomes is less clear. In a post hoc analysis of our Calfactant(More)
RATIONALE Our previous studies in children with acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome demonstrated improved outcomes with exogenous surfactant (calfactant) administration. Sample sizes in those studies were small, however, and the subject populations heterogeneous, thus making recommendations tenuous. OBJECTIVE To investigate the efficacy(More)
We report an 18-month-old Japanese female living in the USA whose clinical course and radiographic findings were consistent with acute encephalopathy with biphasic seizures and late reduced diffusion (AESD). She was initially diagnosed with complex febrile seizures. However, on day 3 of admission, she had a cluster of complex partial seizures and the onset(More)
BACKGROUND Surfactant has been shown to be dysfunctional in ARDS, and exogenous surfactant has proven effective in many forms of neonatal and pediatric acute lung injury (ALI). In view of the positive results of our studies in children along with evidence that surfactant-associated protein B containing pharmaceutical surfactants might be more effective, we(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Greater parent participation in a child's hospital care is associated with better child outcomes in the hospital and after discharge. This study examined the relationships between perceived need fulfillment for parents, parent participation in hospital care, and parent psychological distress. We hypothesized that greater perceived(More)
IMPORTANCE Acute care hospitals are challenged to provide efficient, high-quality care to children who have medically complex conditions and may require weeks or months for recovery. Although the use of home health care (HHC) and facility-based postacute care (PAC) after discharge is well documented for adults, to our knowledge, little is known for(More)
OBJECTIVES After discharge from an acute care hospital, some children require ongoing care at a post-acute care hospital. Care transitions occur at both admission to the post-acute care hospital and again at discharge to the home/community. Our objective was to report the current practices used during the admission to and discharge from 7 pediatric(More)
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