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Child Health Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 7 Issue 6

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Protocol‐directed sedation versus non‐protocol‐directed sedation in mechanically ventilated intensive care adults and children.

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Date of publication: November 2018

Publication type: Systematic review

In a nutshell: To assess the effects of protocol‐directed sedation management compared to usual care on the duration of mechanical ventilation, intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital mortality and other patient outcomes in mechanically ventilated ICU adults and children.

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Inhaled antibiotics for pulmonary exacerbations in cystic fibrosis.

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Date of publication: November 2018

Publication type: Systematic review

In a nutshell:  This review determines if treatment of pulmonary exacerbations with inhaled antibiotics in people with cystic fibrosis improves their quality of life, reduces time off school or work and improves their long‐term survival.

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Child Health Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 7 Issue 5

Ketogenic diets for drug‐resistant epilepsy

SourceCochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Nov 7;11:CD001903.

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Date of publication: November 2018

Publication type: Systematic review

In a nutshell: This review assesses the effects of KDs for drug‐resistant epilepsy by reviewing the evidence from randomised controlled trials.

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Caseworker‐assigned discharge plans to prevent hospital readmission for acute exacerbations in children with chronic respiratory illness.

SourceCochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Nov 2;11:CD012315.

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Date of publication: November 2018

Publication type: Systematic review

In a nutshell: This review evaluates the efficacy of individual caseworker‐assigned discharge plans, as compared to non‐caseworker‐assigned plans, in preventing hospitalisation for AREs in children with chronic lung diseases such as asthma and bronchiectasis.

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