Kathryn A Felmet

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BACKGROUND The Institute of Medicine calls for the use of clinical guidelines and practice parameters to promote "best practices" and to improve patient outcomes. OBJECTIVE 2007 update of the 2002 American College of Critical Care Medicine Clinical Guidelines for Hemodynamic Support of Neonates and Children with Septic Shock. PARTICIPANTS Society of(More)
OBJECTIVE To outline a series of cases demonstrating neurologic complications in children with Influenza infection. The ongoing 2009 influenza A (H1N1) presents significant challenges to the field of pediatric critical care and requires increased awareness of new presentations and sequelae of infection. Since World Health Organization declared a H1N1(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal was to test the hypothesis that interfacility transport performed by a pediatric critical care specialized team, compared with nonspecialized teams, would be associated with improved survival rates and fewer unplanned events during the transport process. METHODS A single-center, prospective, cohort study was performed between January(More)
After exposure to nitrous oxide, an infant with unrecognized cobalamin deficiency developed neurologic deterioration and pancytopenia. Hematologic recovery and partial resolution of his neurologic changes followed repletion of the vitamin. Nitrous oxide depletes bioavailable cobalamin and may be a dangerous anesthetic in patients with cobalamin deficiency.
OBJECTIVES Tachycardia and diastolic hypotension have been associated with β-2 agonist use. In the setting of β-agonist-induced chronotropy and inotropy, diastolic hypotension may limit myocardial blood flow. We hypothesized that diastolic hypotension is associated with β-agonist use and that diastolic hypotension and tachycardia are associated with(More)
OBJECTIVE Although there is growing evidence regarding the utility of telemedicine in providing care for acutely ill children in underserved settings, adoption of pediatric emergency telemedicine remains limited, and little data exist to inform implementation efforts. Among clinician stakeholders, we examined attitudes regarding pediatric emergency(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the relationship between the production of cell-free plasma hemoglobin and acute kidney injury in infants and children undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass for cardiac surgery. DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING Twelve-bed cardiac ICU in a university-affiliated children's hospital. PATIENTS Children were prospectively(More)
BACKGROUND Shock index, the ratio of heart rate to systolic blood pressure that changes with age, is associated with mortality in adults after trauma and in children with sepsis. We assessed the utility of shock index to predict sepsis diagnosis and survival in children requiring interfacility transport to a tertiary care center. METHODS We studied(More)
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