Howard E Jeffries
Affiliation: University of Washington
- Gastrointestinal morbidity after Norwood palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndromeHoward E Jeffries
Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
Ann Thorac Surg 81:982-7. 2006..These complications likely play a major role in their morbidity and mortality. The goal of this review was to examine the incidence and clinical impact of gastrointestinal morbidities in these newborns...
- Complications related to the transplantation of thoracic organs: consensus definitions from the Multi-Societal Database Committee for Pediatric and Congenital Heart DiseaseHoward Jeffries
Division of Critical Care, University of Washington, Seattle Children s Hospital, Seattle, Washington 98105, USA
Cardiol Young 18:265-70. 2008..Clinicians caring for patients who have had transplantation of thoracic organs will be able to use this list for databases, quality improvement initiatives, reporting of complications, and comparing treatment strategies...
- Prevention of central venous catheter-associated bloodstream infections in pediatric intensive care units: a performance improvement collaborativeHoward E Jeffries
University of Washington School of Medicine, Division of Pediatric Critical Care, Seattle Children s Hospital, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:645-51. 2009..The goal of this effort was to reduce central venous catheter (CVC)-associated bloodstream infections (BSIs) in pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) patients by means of a multicenter evidence-based intervention...
- Mesenteric blood flow velocities in the newborn with single-ventricle physiology: modified Blalock-Taussig shunt versus right ventricle-pulmonary artery conduitSylvia L del Castillo
Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Pediatr Crit Care Med 7:132-7. 2006..Recently, palliation with a right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery conduit, known as the Sano procedure, has been shown to eliminate retrograde diastolic flow, theoretically leading to better systemic perfusion...
- Reducing the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis in neonates with hypoplastic left heart syndrome with the introduction of an enteral feed protocolSylvia L del Castillo
Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, Children s Hospital Los Angeles, USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Pediatr Crit Care Med 11:373-7. 2010..The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of a standardized feeding protocol on the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis and overall postoperative gastrointestinal morbidity...
- Computerized provider order entry implementation: no association with increased mortality rates in an intensive care unitMark A Del Beccaro
Children s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Mail Stop B5520, 4800 Sandpoint Way NE, Seattle, Washington 98105, USA
Pediatrics 118:290-5. 2006..Our goal was to determine if there were any changes in risk-adjusted mortality after the implementation of a computerized provider order entry system in our PICU...
- An investigation of Aspergillus cardiac surgical site infections in 3 pediatric patientsMatthew P Kronman
Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Children s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
Am J Infect Control 35:332-7. 2007..Within a 3-month period, 3 pediatric patients at our hospital developed Aspergillus surgical site infections after undergoing cardiac surgery...
- Minimizing bleeding associated with mechanical circulatory support following pediatric heart surgeryDavid Michael McMullan
Seattle Children s Hospital, Seattle, WA 98105 0371, USA
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 39:392-7. 2011..We have assembled a centrifugal pump system (CPS) that does not require early systemic anticoagulation. This study compares postoperative bleeding in pediatric patients placed on standard ECMO versus CPS within 24h of cardiotomy...
- Determining pediatric intensive care unit quality indicators for measuring pediatric intensive care unit safetyMatthew C Scanlon
Department of Pediatrics, Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA
Pediatr Crit Care Med 8:S3-10. 2007..CONCLUSION: Measurement of pediatric critical care quality and safety will likely continue to evolve. Opportunities exist for intensivists to contribute and lead in the development and refinement of measures...