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Pediatric neurocritical care: a neurology consultation model and implication for education and training.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23419471     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pediatric neurocritical care is developing specialization within pediatric intensive care and pediatric neurology practice, and the evolving clinical expertise has relevance to training and education in both fields. We describe a model of service using a Neurology Consulting Team in the intensive care unit setting. Medical records were reviewed from a 32-month cohort of Neurology Consulting Team referrals. Six hundred eighty-nine (19%) of 3719 patients admitted to the intensive care unit were assessed by the team. The most common diagnostic categories were seizures, neurosurgical, cerebrovascular, or central nervous system infection. Fifty-seven percent (350 of 615 patients) required mechanical ventilation. Cohort mortality was 7% vs 2% for the general intensive care population (P < 0.01). The team provided 4592 initial and subsequent consultations; on average there were five to six new consultations per week. Each patient had a median of two (interquartile range, 1 to 6) consultations during admission. Three quarters of the cohort required neurodiagnostic investigation (1625 tests), with each patient undergoing a median of two (range, 0 to 3) studies. Taken together, the subset of pediatric intensive care unit patients undergoing neurology consultation, investigation, and management represents a significant practice experience for trainees, which has implications for future curriculum development in both pediatric critical care medicine and pediatric neurology.
Authors:
Kerri L Larovere; Robert J Graham; Robert C Tasker;
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1873-5150     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Neurol.     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508183     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  206-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address: kerri.larovere@childrens.harvard.edu.
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