Conclusions: One-third of women met with the palliative care team only once or twice prior to delivery, indicating a need for earlier referral to provide more comprehensive palliative care.
Today, most children diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia — the most common type — survive. But in the past, we oncologists significantly underestimated the cost of that survival.
A long-term study of children with a complex heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) found that the risk of death or need for immediate listing for heart transplantation was greatest for those who developed this disease as infants with congestive heart failure and for children who also had selective inborn errors of metabolism, a group of rare genetic disorders in which one or more of the body’s key metabolic processes are disrupted.
There is limited communication training in PHO fellowships despite ACGME requirements and fellows’ interest in this training. Didactic learning remains the most frequently described training method, yet educational theory identifies the limitation of didactic lectures alone. Communication training employing novel teaching methods and emphasizing communication challenges identified by fellows should be developed and evaluated.
In this review article, we explore the role each of these surgical modalities has to play in the management of the child with acute and chronic heart failure, and explore the recent developments in the rapidly growing field of pediatric ventricular assist.
Sleep quality was found to be the most significant predictor of quality of life in maternal caregivers.
Music may have a positive impact on pain and distress for children undergoing intravenous placement. Benefits were also observed for the parents and health care providers.
We found that eChIMES was easy to use, understandable, and suitable for monitoring mucositis among children with cancer. Incorporation into clinical trials may improve the ability to compare and evaluate interventions for mucositis.