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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Ishizuka M, Rangarajan V, Sawyer TL
The development of tracheal intubation proficiency outside the operating suite during pediatric critical care medicine fellowship training: a retrospective cohort study using cumulative sum analysis.
The researchers hypothesized that both overall and first-attempt tracheal intubation success rates by pediatric critical care medicine fellows would improve over the course of training. They found that all fellows who completed 3 years of training during the study period achieved an acceptable 90% overall tracheal intubation success rate. They concluded that further investigations on a larger scale across different training programs are necessary to clarify intensity and duration of the training to achieve tracheal intubation procedural competency.
AHRQ-funded; HS021583; HS022464.
Citation: Ishizuka M, Rangarajan V, Sawyer TL . The development of tracheal intubation proficiency outside the operating suite during pediatric critical care medicine fellowship training: a retrospective cohort study using cumulative sum analysis. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2016 Jul;17(7):e309-16. doi: 10.1097/pcc.0000000000000774.
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Critical Care, Education: Continuing Medical Education, Children/Adolescents, Respiratory Conditions
Hasvold J, Sjoding M, Pohl K
The role of human metapneumovirus in the critically ill adult patient.
The purpose of the study is to describe the role of human metapneumovirus (hMPV) infection in critical illness and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). It concluded that although most patients hospitalized with hMPV had chronic cardiac or pulmonary disease, hMPV can also be associated with serious respiratory illness and ARDS in adult patients without significant comorbidities or immunosuppression.
Citation: Hasvold J, Sjoding M, Pohl K . The role of human metapneumovirus in the critically ill adult patient. J Crit Care 2016 Feb;31(1):233-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2015.09.035.
Keywords: Critical Care, Respiratory Conditions, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Hospitalization
Kelesidis T, Braykov N, Uslan DZ
Indications and types of antibiotic agents used in 6 acute care hospitals, 2009-2010: a pragmatic retrospective observational study.
This study characterized the indications for antibiotic therapy, agents used, duration, combinations, and microbiological justification in 6 acute-care US facilities with varied location, size, and type of antimicrobial stewardship programs. It concluded that the use of broad-spectrum empirical therapy was prevalent in 6 US acute care facilities. Fluoroquinolones, vancomycin, and antipseudomonal penicillins were the most frequently used antibiotics, particularly for respiratory indications
Citation: Kelesidis T, Braykov N, Uslan DZ . Indications and types of antibiotic agents used in 6 acute care hospitals, 2009-2010: a pragmatic retrospective observational study. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016 Jan;37(1):70-9. doi: 10.1017/ice.2015.226.
Keywords: Antimicrobial Stewardship, Critical Care, Hospitals, Medication, Respiratory Conditions