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Quality Improvement Incorporating a Feedback Loop For Accurate Medication Reconciliation.

Christiana M Russ, Susan Stone, Jennifer Treseler, Julie Vincuilla, Lindsay Partin, Elyse Jones, Esther Chu, Denise Currier, Daniel P Kelly,

OBJECTIVES:Medication reconciliation errors on hospital admission can lead to significant patient harm. A pediatric intermediate care unit initiated a quality improvement project and aimed to reduce errors in admission medication reconciliation by 50% in 12 months. METHODS:From August 2017 to December 2018, a multidisciplinary team conducted a quality improvement project ... Read more >>

Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
[2020, :]

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Platelet Inhibition With IV Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa Inhibitor to Prevent Thrombosis in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Aortopulmonary Shunting.

Sirisha Emani, Luis M Pereira, Breanna L Piekarski, Fatoumata Diallo, Esther Chu, Mark C Wesley, Ravi Thiagarajan, Sitaram M Emani,

OBJECTIVES:Shunt thrombosis, a potential complication of aortopulmonary shunting, is associated with high mortality. Commonly used oral antiplatelet drugs such as aspirin demonstrate variable absorption and inconsistent antiplatelet effect in critically ill patients early after surgery. IV glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors are antiplatelet agents with rapid and reproducible effect that may be ... Read more >>

Pediatr Crit Care Med (Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies)
[2020, 21(6):e354-e361]

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Adverse event rate during inpatient sotalol initiation for the management of supraventricular and ventricular tachycardia in the pediatric and young adult population.

Stephanie F Chandler, Esther Chu, Robert D Whitehill, Laura M Bevilacqua, Vassilios J Bezzerides, Elizabeth S DeWitt, Mark E Alexander, Dominic J Abrams, John K Triedman, Edward P Walsh, Douglas Y Mah,

BACKGROUND:Sotalol is an important antiarrhythmic drug in the pediatric population. Given the risk of proarrhythmia, sotalol is initiated in inpatient settings, with adult studies as recent as 2015 supporting this practice. OBJECTIVE:The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of adverse events (AEs) during sotalol initiation for the ... Read more >>

Heart Rhythm (Heart rhythm)
[2020, 17(6):984-990]

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Evaluation of a modified South African Triage Score as a predictor of patient disposition at a tertiary hospital in Rwanda.

Chantal Uwamahoro, Adam R Aluisio, Esther Chu, Ellen Reibling, Zeta Mutabazi, Naz Karim, Jean Claude Byiringiro, Adam C Levine, Mindi Guptill,

Background:Triage is essential for efficient and effective delivery of care in emergency centers (ECs) where numerous patients present simultaneously with varying acuity of conditions. Implementing EC triage systems provides a method of recognizing which patients may require admission and are at higher risks for poor health outcomes. Rwanda is experiencing ... Read more >>

Afr J Emerg Med (African journal of emergency medicine : Revue africaine de la medecine d'urgence)
[2020, 10(1):17-22]

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Successful rapid oral clindamycin desensitization in a pediatric patient.

Brittany Esty, Samantha Minnicozzi, Esther Chang Chu, Ana Dioun Broyles, Christina S K Yee,

J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract (The journal of allergy and clinical immunology. In practice)
[2018, 6(6):2141-2142]

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