Critical Content: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, December 2023

December 04, 2023

Robert C. Tasker, MA, MBBS, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH, shares the December Pediatric Critical Care Medicine issue highlights.

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Speaker: Robert C.Tasker, MA, MBBS, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH

Robert C.Tasker, MA, MBBS, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH: Welcome. My name is Robert Tasker and I'm your Editor-in-Chief of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. December 2023. End of the year. Great content for you. There are four items that I'd like to highlight. First, there's a Foreword for 2023 about what's happened over the last year. There's a note about our new impact factor. There's a note about journal process metrics. I've highlighted some must read articles as well as a little bit of a focus on our new section and materials about trials. Then in the editor's choices, there are three main ones to focus on. First, Leland et al have looked at the clinical progression scale for acute viral respiratory illness. This is a PALISI group and they've used PALISI PICFLU COVID-19 data sets to validate and describe this new scale which I hope will be useful for clinical trials. The second highlighted study is from Miranda et al from the UK. They've looked at duration of invasive mechanical ventilation in viral bronchiolitis. You may recall that this group published some work about three centers 2012 to 2016, 462 infants needing mechanical ventilation and looking at variation in practices. Now, they focused on 30 centers in 2019, 350 infants and looked at factors associated with duration of mechanical ventilation. Hopefully, this will then move on to a new randomized controlled trial and perhaps even considering using the clinical progression scale described by Leland et al. Then the third paper in the editor's choice section is by Price et al. This looks at parents of patients on the PICU and the parents early childhood experiences and their experience of PTSD post PICU. 145 parents, well worth a read. There's a good editorial by Gillian Colville, a psychologist that has worked with us for a number of years. Then lastly, I've got a sort of combined highlighted choice as well as PCCM Connections. This is an important study from the Latin American PICU organization called SLACIP by Campos-Mino et al. 41 PICUs in 13 Latin American countries. A point prevalence study done in 2021 on nutrition in the PICU, 311 children selected and then a deep dive into details about how these children were fed. We use that article in the PCCM Connections to cover topics like what is happening new worldwide in nutrition in the PICU? What about fellowship education about nutrition in the PICU? What are the new techniques for feeding in the PICU? What about noninvasive ventilation and feeding and finally clinical science? So, lots and lots to read. I do hope you enjoy and I'll see you in January 2024. Thank you very much.

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