Jana A. Stockwell, Author at The Cardiology Advisor

Jana A. Stockwell

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Nosocomial infections

Pediatric hospital acquired infections (HAI) Synonyms Nosocomial infection Hospital associated infections Healthcare associated infections Related conditions Catheter-associated blood stream infection (CA-BSI) Central line associated blood stream infection (CLA-BSI) Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) Ventilator associated lower respiratory infection (VALORI) Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CA-UTI) Device-related infection Surgical site infection (SSI) 1. Description of the problem What every…


Thrombosis in critically ill children Also known as: Hypercoagulability, venous thrombosis Related conditions Venous thromboembolism (VTE) Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) Cerebral sinus venous thrombosis (CSVT), venous sinus thrombosis, cerebral venous thrombosis, sinovenous thrombosis, sinus thrombosis, sagittal sinus thrombosis, dural sinus thrombosis, intracranial venous thrombosis, cavernous sinus thrombosis Renal vein thrombosis Renal artery thrombosis Portal vein…

Acid-base disturbances in children, Acidosis, Alkalosis

1. Description of the Problem What every clinician needs to know The pH of the blood is controlled via three systems: chemical buffering, respiratory function, and renal function. Definitions Acidosis means a clinical disturbance in which there is an increase in plasma acidity, whether due to increased production by the tissues, loss of buffering ability…

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