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Journal Audio Summaries

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Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) is pleased to offer monthly audio summaries that feature readings of the issue's most recent research abstracts. Audio summaries ensure accessibility of the information harbored in the journal and provide a convenient way to keep up with the latest in the field.

New summaries will be added in conjunction with each issue of PCCM released, so be sure to sign up for new issue alerts and bookmark this page. Please email journals@sccm.org with any feedback or suggestions.

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PCCM Audio Summary - August 2022

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This month’s issue features articles on assessing physical, emotional/behavioral, and neurocognitive developmental outcomes in children after pediatric ICU admission, neurologic dysfunction relative to timing of recognition of pediatric sepsis, and using social determinants of health to identify neighborhoods where children are at risk for acute respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation. Additionally, there are interesting articles assessing peripheral vasoactive infusions in children with shock, an article investigating pathogen type and outcomes of septic shock, and a comparison of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children with original/alpha versus delta variants of COVID-19.


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PCCM Audio Summary – July 2022

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This month’s Pediatric Critical Care Medicine features articles on assessing the epidemiology of pediatric intensive care unit admissions over a five-year period, the prevalence of cardiac dysfunction in Malawian children with severe febrile illness, and outcomes with conservative fluid management strategies in septic shock in African children. Additionally, there are a few articles on acute kidney injury, perioperative intensive care for patients with congenital heart disease, and acute respiratory distress syndrome.   


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Erin Bennett, MD, MPH
Audio Summary Narrator
Erin Bennett, MD, MPH
Dr. Bennett is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the Division of Critical Care at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. She completed her residency and fellowship in pediatric critical care at Primary Children’s Hospital and the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Dr. Bennett created this audio summary to make the content of PCCM more accessible to the readership and to disseminate current research in pediatric critical care.