McAteer and colleagues reviewed the evidence regarding surgeon or hospital experience and their influence on outcomes in children’s surgery. See the commentary by Keren and Shah.
Bechard and colleagues systematically reviewed the existing literature concerning the impact of obesity on clinical outcomes in hospitalized children.
Mussman and coworkers conducted a retrospective cohort study to examine the association between suctioning device type and suctioning lapses greater than 4 hours within the first 24 hours after hospital admission on length of stay in infants with bronchiolitis.
A retrospective cohort study to test the hypothesis that using an observation unit and home oxygen therapy for bronchiolitis would decrease hospital length of stay was conducted by Sandweiss et al.
Jumani and coworkers conducted a cohort study to characterize the epidemiology of and to identify risk factors for complications necessitating removal of PICCs in children.
In a cross-sectional analysis, Edwards et al estimate the proportion of adults admitted to pediatric intensive care units, characterize them, and compare them with older adolescents.
Rogowski and colleagues conducted a retrospective cohort study to investigate the adequacy of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurse staffing in the United States using national guidelines and analyze its association with infant outcomes.
Payne et al evaluate neurodevelopmental outcomes of 1472 extremely low-birthweight infants with low-grade periventricular-intraventricular hemorrhage versus those of infants with either no hemorrhage or severe hemorrhage from the first 28 days of life up to age 22 months.
Lyon and coauthors examine the efficacy of family-centered advance care planning.