Pediatrics

ACCURACY OF ADMINISTRATIVE BILLING CODES IN IDENTIFYING NEONATAL ABSTINENCE SYNDROME (NAS) AND OTHER EXPOSURES TO DRUGS OF ABUSE

Background: Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) occurs when an infant is exposed to licit or illicit chemical substances in utero and manifests symptoms of withdrawal from the substance(s) after birth. NAS is a clinical diagnosis, but [...]

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ASSESSMENT OF INFORMATION DELIVERY, SHARED DECISION MAKING AND EMPATHIC COMMUNICATION ON FAMILY CENTERED ROUNDS

Background: Patient- and family- centered care (PFCC) is a key element of safe healthcare. Family-centered-rounds (FCR) incorporate PFCC into the daily workflow of children’s hospitals. This observational study assessed whether our rounds on the Baystate [...]

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EFFECT OF A DISCHARGE CHECKLIST ON HOSPITAL REUTILIZATION; PROJECT IMPACT INTERIM REPORT

Background: The Improving Pediatric Patient-Centered Care Transitions (IMPACT) multi-site quality improvement collaborative aims to improve discharge transitions by use of a transition bundle, including use of a discharge checklist (DCL) to ensure completion of important [...]

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HEADACHE MANAGEMENT AT PHOENIX CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL; EFFECT OF MENTAL HEALTH CO-MORBIDITY

Background: Migraine headache (MHA) is a common pediatric illness with up to 75% of children experiencing an episode by the age of 15. Up to 58% of adult MHA patients have a psychiatric comorbidity (PC), [...]

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IMPROVING NARROW SPECTRUM ANTIBIOTIC USE IN CHILDREN HOSPITALIZED WITH PNEUMONIA

Background: In 2011, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) published new guidelines on the management of community acquired pneumonia (CAP) in children and recommended use of narrow spectrum antibiotics such as ampicillin or amoxicillin [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:21:44+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Pediatrics, Research|Comments Off on IMPROVING NARROW SPECTRUM ANTIBIOTIC USE IN CHILDREN HOSPITALIZED WITH PNEUMONIA

LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX … INCREASING PROVISION OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES TO HOSPITALIZED ADOLESCENTS

Background: Adolescent reproductive health services are essential to prevent transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and teen pregnancy. Half of all new STIs occur among 15-24 year-olds and approximately 750,000 teenage females become pregnant per [...]

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NEONATAL URINARY TRACT INFECTION: PRACTICE PATTERNS IN EVALUATION AND TREATMENT

Background: Infants ≤ 60 days of age with a urinary tract infection (UTI) represent a challenging population without clear guidelines for diagnostic evaluation or antibiotic therapy. UTI represents a significant percentage of serious bacterial infection [...]

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SAFE SLEEP REINFORCEMENT AND EDUCATION DURING FAMILY CENTERED ROUNDS

Background: The 2011 AAP policy statement regarding recommendations for a safe infant sleeping environment included hospitalized infants, but unsafe sleep practices continue to be common in hospitalized infants. Safe sleep position compliance was observed to [...]

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THE EFFECT OF PSYCHIATRIC COMORBIDITY ON THE TREATMENT OF PEDIATRIC PATIENTS WITH MIGRAINE HEADACHE

Background: Migraine headache (MHA) is a common pediatric disorder, which frequently leads to hospital admission. Inpatient MHA treatment involves various medications, including a combination of fluids, antiemetics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, steroids, and anti-convulsants. Severe or [...]

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USE OF THE PROJECT IMPACT DISCHARGE TRANSITION BUNDLE TO REDUCE ASTHMA READMISSIONS: A RETROSPECTIVE MULTIFACTORIAL ANALYSIS

Background: Asthma is the leading chronic disease in children with prevalence approaching 10%. Barriers to follow up care, poor access to medication and lack of disease education pose a threat to patient safety and increase [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:21:35+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Pediatrics, Research|Comments Off on USE OF THE PROJECT IMPACT DISCHARGE TRANSITION BUNDLE TO REDUCE ASTHMA READMISSIONS: A RETROSPECTIVE MULTIFACTORIAL ANALYSIS

VARIATION IN RATE OF BLOOD CULTURE FOR SKIN AND SOFT TISSUE INFECTIONS IN IMMUNOCOMPETENT CHILDREN

Background: Single-center studies have reported low yield of blood culture for skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) in children. Blood cultures are commonly obtained in cases of SSTI, though the degree of practice variation is [...]

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