About

 

PALISI Global Health is a subgroup of the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network, a group of healthcare clinicians and researchers dedicated to better describing disease processes, interventions, and outcomes in children with critical illness.  As a globally-focused subcommittee, we seek to collaborate with communities around the world caring for critically-ill children, but limited by geography, resources, or social constraints.

Leadership

Ericka L. FInk, MD, MS
University of Pittsburgh
Co-Chair

Amelie O. von Saint Andre-von Arnim, MD
University of Washington
Co-chair

Adnan T. Bhutta, MBBS
University of Maryland
Scientific Review Chair

Jonah E. Attebery, MD
Washington University in St. Louis
Communications Director

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Selected PALISI Global Health Member Publications, Presentations, and Grants

Publications

  • Wilson PT, Baiden F, Brooks JC, et al. Continuous positive airway pressure for children with undifferentiated respiratory distress in Ghana: an open-label, cluster, crossover trial.  Lancet Global Health 2017;5:e615-23.

  • Agulnik A, Mora Robles LN, Forbes P, Soberanis Vasquez DJ, Mack R, Antillon-Klussmann F, Kleinman M, Rodriguez-Galindo C.  Improved outcomes following successful implementation of a pediatric early warning system (PEWS) in a resource-limited pediatric oncology hospital.  Cancer. 2017.

  • Turner E, Nielsen K, Jamal S, von Saint Andre- von Arnim A, Musa N. A review of pediatric critical Care in resource-limited settings : a look at past present and future directions.  Frontiers in Pediatrics 2016 Feb18;4:5.

Presentations

  • Fink EL, von Saint Andre‐von Arnim A, Kumar R, Wilson P, Tasker RC, Bacha T, Aklilu AT, Teklemariam TL, Hooli S, Tuyisenge L, Otupiri E, Kochanek PM, Angus DC. Epidemiology of traumatic brain injury and central nervous system infection among children in two resource limited settings. Poster presentation at the 8th World Congress on Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care, Toronto, Canada, June 2016.

  • Jamal S, Howard C, John-Stewart G, Musa N, Stanberry L, von Saint André-von Arnim A, Roberts J. Pediatric respiratory severity of illness documentation: a global survey.  Poster presentation at the 8th World Congress on Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care, Toronto, Canada, June 2016.

  • von Saint Andre‐von Arnim A, Kissoon N, Argent A, Molyneux EM, Lodha R, Becerra R, Fink EL, On behalf of the PALISI Global Health Sub-Group. Survey of pediatric critical care research activities in resource limited settings. Poster presentation at the 8th World Congress on Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care, Toronto, Canada, June 2016.

  • von Saint André-von Arnim A, Jamal S, John-Stewart G, Musa N, Roberts J, Stanberry L,  Howard, C. Pediatric respiratory support technology and practices: a global survey. Poster presentation at the 8th World Congress on Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care, Toronto, Canada, June 2016

Editorial

  • Fink EL, Kissoon N. Pediatric multiple organ dysfunction in resource limited settings. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Epub ahead of print.

Op-Ed

Grants

  • Jonah Attebery, MD.  Thrasher Research Fund, Early Career Investigator Award.  "Evaluation of a novel method for determining physiologic stability in severely malnourished children." $26,750.00.  Awarded November 2016.

  • Allan Doctor, MD. Title of Project:  Treating Brain Swelling in Pediatric Cerebral Malaria Source of Funds: NIH/NIAID R01 (Taylor) Project Period and Amount: 10/01/16-06/30/23. $920,395.00 to Doctor Lab.  Role: Co-Investigator.  Major Goals: The goal of this project is to implement and test therapies for life-threatening cerebral malaria in Malawi. Dr. Doctor will provide guidance and supervision for the critical care portion of the protocol with emphasis upon neurointensive care, and he will also supervise the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Trained ‘Global Health Intensivist’.

 


Selected PALISI Global Health Network Partner Publications and Presentations

Presentations

  • Sankar J. High dose versus low dose SAV in snake bite: a systematic review. Presented at CRITICARE, February 2016.  Awarded Best Published Paper, IJCCM, 2015.

  • Sankar J. Decreasing time to recognition of septic shock: a quality improvement initiative. Presented at NAPEM, February 2016.  Awarded 2nd Best Oral Paper.

Publications

  • Sankar J, Lotha W, Ismail J, Anubhuti C, Meena RS, Sankar MJ.  Vitamin D deficiency and length of pediatrics intensive care unit stay: a prospective observational study.  Ann Intensive Care. 2016:6(1):3.

  • Musa N, Murthy S, Kissoon N.  Pediatric sepsis and septic shock management in resource-limited settings. Intensive Care Medicine. 2016:42(12).