PTCIB supports research and research training focused on preventing, treating, and reducing all forms of childhood trauma, injury, and critical illness across the continuum of care. The branch encourages collaborative inquiry in basic, clinical, and translational research to promote discoveries, new treatment paradigms, and interventions that improve the quality of life for children and families who have experienced all forms trauma, life-threatening injury, or critical illness. Topics of interest include respiratory failure, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, traumatic brain injury, sepsis, end-of-life issues in pediatric intensive care unit populations, child maltreatment, violence, and other causes of severe traumatic injury.
- Keeping Children Safe after Hurricane Harvey: From the Federal Emergency Management Agency
- Resources to Keep Children Safe in the Aftermath of a Hurricane : From ChildTrends.org
- Video: PTCIB Chief Dr. Valerie Maholmes Talks About Traumatic Brain Injury in Kids
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- Branch Strategic Plan
- Meeting: Advances in Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Research: Building the Field, Advancing the Science
This scientific meeting included presentations and discussions related to the PTCIB strategic research agenda; view meeting videocast.
- Tamburro RF, Jenkins TL, Kochanek PM. Strategic Planning for Research in Pediatric Critical Care. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 Nov;17(11):e539-e542. PMID: 27679964
- Maholmes V, Tamburro RF, Jenkins TL. Toward a research agenda on pediatric trauma and critical illness. JAMA Pediatr. 2016;170(1):7-8.
- Maholmes, V. (2015) Championing research on traumatized and injured children. Injury Prevention, 21:441. (PDF - 314 KB)
- Meeting: Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome: A Challenge for the Pediatric Critical Care Community. This 2-day workshop organized by the branch included discussions of this syndrome, identified key knowledge gaps, and considered potential opportunities for future research. Pediatric Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome Supplement to Pediatric Critical Care Medicine .