iCritical Care Podcast

iCritical Care offers a wide selection of in-depth interviews on adult and pediatric topics. Learn more at http://www.sccm.org/Communications/iCritical-Care/Pages/PCCM.aspx/iCriticalCare.
Creator: Society of Critical Care Medicine
Duration: 21:44
Margaret Parker, MD, FCCM, speaks with MD, MPH, Angela S. Czaja, MD, MSc, lead author on an article published in the July Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, “Unscheduled Readmissions to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: Epidemiology, Risk Factors and Variation Among Centers.” The study found that the rate of unscheduled PICU readmission was low but associated with worse outcomes. Additionally, patient and admission/discharge characteristics associated with increased risk of readmissions could be used to target high-risk populations or modifiable factors to improve outcome. Czaja is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Colorado, in Aurora, Colorado, USA.
Creator: Society of Critical Care Medicine
Duration: 23:39
Margaret Parker, MD, FCCM, speaks with Murray M. Pollack, MD, lead author on the article titled “The Ideal Time Interval for Critical Care Severity-of-Illness Assessment” which was published in the June 2013 Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Pollackis Chief Medical Officer at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Creator: Society of Critical Care Medicine
Duration: 16:12
Margaret Parker, MD, FCCM, speaks with John T. Berger, MD, FCCM, Medical Director for Cardiac Critical Care at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, USA. Berger is with us today to discuss his article “Critical Pertussis Illness in Children, A Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study” which was published in the May 2013 Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Investigators found that pulmonary hypertension may be associated with mortality in pertussis critical illness. (Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2013; 14(4):356-365.)
Creator: Society of Critical Care Medicine
Duration: 30:59

Margaret Parker, MD, FCCM, speaks with Christine N. Duncan, MD, lead author on an article titled “Clinical Outcomes of Children Receiving Intensive Cardiopulmonary Support During Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant,” published in the March issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. The article found that intensive cardiopulmonary support plays an important and potentially life-saving role in the care of pediatric stem cell transplant patients. Dr. Duncan is aninstructor in pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

(Pediatr Crit Care Med 2013; 14(3):261-267.)

Creator: Society of Critical Care Medicine
Duration: 23:36

Margaret Parker, MD, FCCM, speaks with Matthew J. Drago, MD, MBE, lead author on the article, "Are Family Characteristics Associated With Attendance at Family-Centered Rounds in the PICU?", which was published in the February 2013 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. The study looked at interactions between families and providers, finding that families who participated in rounds felt their children received better care. Dr. Drago is a pediatric resident at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

(Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2013;14(2):e93.)

Creator: Society of Critical Care Medicine
Duration: 24:00
Margaret Parker, MD, FCCM, speaks with Eliotte L. Hirshberg, MD, about her article “Clinical Equipoise Regarding Glycemic Control: A Survey of Pediatric Intensivist Perceptions,” which was published in the February 2013 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. The aim of the study was to see whether adult literature had impacted pediatric intensivists practices regarding blood glucose control. Hirshberg is an assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Utah with an adjunct assistant professor appointment in the Department of Pediatrics in Salt Lake City, Utah. Hirshberg is also board certified as both an adult and pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) physician, working at both the Primary Children’s Medical Center Pediatric ICU as well as Intermountain Medical Center’s Shock Trauma unit for adults.
Creator: Society of Critical Care Medicine
Duration: 22:16
Margaret Parker, MD, FCCM, speaks with Carl O. Eriksson, MD, MPH, lead author on an article published in the November Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, “Risk Factors for Mechanical Ventilation in U.S. Children Hospitalized with Seasonal Influenza and 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1).” The study analyzed the clinical outcomes of children hospitalized with both 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) and seasonal influenza in an effort to see which patient group had a higher risk for developing respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation support. Eriksson is an attending physician in the pediatric intensive care unit at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon, USA. (Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2012; 13[6]:625-631.)
Creator: Society of Critical Care Medicine
Duration: 28:01
Margaret Parker, MD, FCCM, speaks with Ranjit S. Chima, MD, lead author of an article published in the November Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, “Improved Outcomes for Stem Cell Transplant Recipients Requiring Pediatric Intensive Care.” Chima is an assistant professor in the department of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. (Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2012; 13[6]:e336-e342.)
Creator: Society of Critical Care Medicine
Duration: 20:03
Margaret Parker, MD, FCCM, speaks with Katri V. Typpo, MD, MPH, lead author of an article published in the September 2012 Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, “Impact of Resident Duty Hour Limits on Safety in the ICU: A National Survey of Pediatric and Neonatal Intensivists.” The survey sought to better understand perceptions on how the current and future resident duty hour restrictions impact safety-related risk measures in the pediatric ICU. (Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2012; 13[5]:578-582)
Creator: Society of Critical Care Medicine
Duration: 21:20
Margaret Parker, MD, FCCM, speaks with Nana E. Coleman, MD, EdM, lead author of an article published in the July 2012 Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, “Health-Related Outcomes in Children After Critical Illness.” Coleman is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, New York. She also is a professor of medicine, pediatrics and public health at the Virginia Tech-Carilion School of Medicine, and professor of nursing at the Jefferson College of Health Sciences. (Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2012; 13[4]:482-483) Released: 6/21/12
Creator: Society of Critical Care Medicine
Duration: 18:34
Margaret Parker, MD, FCCM, speaks with Denise M. Goodman, MD, MS, lead author of an article published in the July 2012 Pediatric Critical Care Medicine titled, “Defining Pediatric Sepsis by Different Criteria: Discrepancies in Populations and Implications for Clinical Practice.” Goodman is an attending physician in the pediatric intensive care unit at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. She is also an associate professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. (Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2012; 13[4]:e219-e226) Released: 6/28/12
Creator: Society of Critical Care Medicine
Duration: 27:16
Margaret Parker, MD, FCCM, speaks with Susan L. Bratton, MD, MPH, lead author of an article published in the July 2012 Pediatric Critical Care Medicine titled, “Critical Care for Pediatric Asthma: Wide Care Variability and Challenges for Study.” Bratton is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is also in the Division of Critical Care Medicine at Primary Children’s Medical Center. (Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2012; 13[4]:407-414) Released: 7-5-12