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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079729/effect-of-probiotics-on-diarrhea-in-children-with-severe-acute-malnutrition-a-randomized-controlled-study-in-uganda
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Benedikte Grenov, Hanifa Namusoke, Betty Lanyero, Nicolette Nabukeera-Barungi, Christian Ritz, Christian Mølgaard, Henrik Friis, Kim F Michaelsen
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of probiotics on diarrhea during in- and outpatient treatment of children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM). METHODS: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted involving 400 children admitted with SAM. Patients received one daily dose of a blend of Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis (BB-12) and Lactobacillus rhamnosus (LGG) (10 billion colony-forming units, 50:50) or placebo during hospitalization followed by an 8-12 week outpatient treatment period, depending on patients' recovery rate...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060195/quality-of-life-and-parental-worrying-in-a-national-cohort-of-biliary-atresia-children-living-with-their-native-livers
#2
Hanna Lampela, Mikko P Pakarinen, Timo Jahnukainen, Hannu Jalanko, Silja Kosola
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate health related quality of life (HRQoL) and parental distress in a national cohort of children with biliary atresia (BA) with their native livers in relation to BA complications and HRQoL of normal population controls. METHODS: We invited all Finnish children with BA surviving with their native livers at age 2-18 years to participate in 2009 and in 2014. Parents filled the PedsQL proxy questionnaire, a survey of their child's health and evaluated parental distress on a visual analogue scale from 0 to 7...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045777/capillary-flow-rates-in-the-duodenum-of-pediatric-ulcerative-colitis-patients-are-increased-and-unrelated-to-inflammation
#3
Deenaz Zaidi, Lucas Churchill, Hien Q Huynh, Matthew W Carroll, Rabin Persad, Eytan Wine
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), including Crohn disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), are chronic pediatric disorders. Changes in vasculature are described in IBD but these could be secondary to inflammation and the role in pathogenesis is poorly understood. Assessing circulatory changes in typically unaffected sites in IBD (e.g., duodenum), when inflammation is absent, can identify vascular changes associated with pathogenesis. AIM: To measure capillary flow rates in duodenal mucosa using probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE) during endoscopy in children with IBD...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045776/transanal-irrigations-a-few-considerations
#4
Lusine Ambartsumyan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045775/seeing-without-looking-predicting-mucosal-healing-without-endoscopic-evaluation-in-pediatric-ulcerative-colitis
#5
Oren Ledder, Dan Turner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045774/study-of-carnitine-acylcarnitine-and-aminoacid-profile-in-children-and-adults-with-acute-liver-failure
#6
Vikrant Sood, Dinesh Rawat, Rajeev Khanna, Shvetank Sharma, Prem K Gupta, Seema Alam, Shiv Kumar Sarin
OBJECTIVES: Fatty acid oxidation defects (FAODs) may underlie or modify the course of acute liver failure (ALF). Overall significance of carnitine/acylcarnitine and aminoacid profile in ALF is similarly undetermined. Thus, this study was undertaken to study the abnormalities in carnitine/acylcarnitine and aminoacid profile in ALF. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective study was performed including all cases of ALF and detailed evaluation including metabolic testing was done...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045773/the-association-between-celiac-disease-and-eosinophilic-esophagitis-mayo-experience-and-meta-analysis-of-the-literature
#7
Salim Hommeida, Mouaz Alsawas, Mohammad H Murad, David A Katzka, Rayna M Grothe, Imad Absah
BACKGROUND: The association between celiac disease (CD) and eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) has been the focus of multiple studies with variable results. Both diseases are immune mediated, and dietary triggers play a role in their pathogenesis. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to analyze the risk of EoE in children with CD, assess the magnitude of association between CD and EoE in children, and report the characteristics and outcomes of children with both conditions...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045772/nutritional-practices-and-growth-in-premature-infants-after-surgical-necrotizing-enterocolitis
#8
Grace C Lin, Daniel T Robinson, Steven Olsen, Kristina M Reber, Mohannad Moallem, Robert DiGeronimo, Cecilia Mulroy, Ankur Datta, Karna Murthy
OBJECTIVE: To describe the nutritional provisions received by infants with surgical NEC and the associated effects on short-term growth. STUDY DESIGN: Through the Children's Hospitals Neonatal Database we identified infants born ≤32 weeks' gestation with surgical NEC from 5 regional neonatal intensive care units over 4 years. Excluded infants had isolated intestinal perforation and died <14 days post-operatively. Infants were stratified by their median parenteral protein dose (low (LP) or high (HP) protein) over the first post-operative week...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045771/isolated-appendiceal-pinworms-on-colonoscopy
#9
Michael K Wang, Kenneth Ng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045770/clinical-variability-following-partial-external-biliary-diversion-in-familial-intrahepatic-cholestasis-1-deficiency
#10
James E Squires, Neslihan Celik, Amy Morris, Kyle Soltys, George Mazariegos, Benjamin Shneider, Robert H Squires
OBJECTIVES: Familial intrahepatic cholestasis 1 (FIC1) deficiency is caused by a mutation in the ATP8B1 gene. Partial external biliary diversion (PEBD) is pursued to improve pruritus and arrest disease progression. Our aim is to describe clinical variability after PEBD in FIC1 disease. METHODS: We performed a single-center, retrospective review of genetically confirmed FIC1 deficient patients who received PEBD. Clinical outcomes after PEBD were cholestasis, pruritus, fat-soluble vitamin supplementation, growth, and markers of disease progression that included splenomegaly and aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045769/diverting-ileostomy-for-the-treatment-of-severe-refractory-pediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#11
Elizabeth C Maxwell, Noor Dawany, Robert N Baldassano, Petar Mamula, Peter Mattei, Lindsey Albenberg, Judith R Kelsen
OBJECTIVES: Diverting ileostomy is used as a temporizing therapy in patients with perianal Crohn disease; however, little data exist regarding its use for colonic disease. The primary aim of the present study was to determine the role of diversion in severe refractory colonic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in a pediatric population. METHODS: Retrospective study of patients who underwent diverting ileostomy at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia from 2000 to 2014 for the management of severe, refractory colonic IBD...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045768/body-composition-trajectories-from-infancy-to-preschool-in-children-born-premature-versus-full-term
#12
Johannah M Scheurer, Lei Zhang, Heather L Gray, Katherine Weir, Ellen W Demerath, Sara E Ramel
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to longitudinally characterize infancy to preschool body composition trajectories and the association of early fat and fat-free mass gains with preschool age body composition in children born premature versus full-term. METHODS: A cohort of appropriate-for-gestational age preterm (n = 20) and term (n = 51) infants were followed at 3 visits: "neonatal" visit 1 at 2 weeks of age for term and near term corrected age for preterm; "infancy" visit 2 at 3 to 4 months (preterm corrected age); "preschool" visit 3 at 4 years...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045767/autophagy-in-hepatocytes-in-infants-with-alpha-1-atd-and-different-liver-disease-outcomes-a-retrospective-analysis
#13
Elżbieta Czarnowska, Agnieszka Bakuła, Joanna B Bierła, Justyna Niderla-Bielińska, Agnieszka Sowińska, Joanna Cielecka-Kuszyk, Piotr Socha
OBJECTIVES: It is unclear whether a distinct activity of pathways removing the AT protein in Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency (α1ATD) are associated with an unfavorable predisposition toliver disease in the future. The aim of this study was to determine whether liverspecific activity of AT protein disposal occurs at infancy in α1ATD with PiZZ phenotype (ATZ). METHODS: Liver samples of 17 infants with unfavorable ATZ outcome (Group I, n = 8, median age  = 0...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045784/iodine-status-and-growth-in-cow-s-milk-allergy
#14
Helen Seward, Rosan Meyer, Neil Shah
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 29, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005582/analysis-of-immunogenetic-factors-in-idiosyncratic-drug-induced-liver-injury-in-the-paediatric-population
#15
Esther Ocete-Hita, Ma José Salmerón-Fernández, Emilia Urrutia-Maldonado, Paloma Muñoz de Rueda, María Salmerón-Ruiz, Ma Carmen Martinez-Padilla, Angela Ruiz-Extremera
OBJECTIVE: Idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is a multifactorial complex disease, in which the toxic potential of the drug, together with genetic and acquired factors and deficiencies in adaptive processes which limit the extent of damage, can determine susceptibility and make individuals unique in their development of hepatotoxicity. The aim of this study is to analyse the genetic factors (HLA, cytokine polymorphisms and KIR genotype) of children who experience an episode of drug-induced liver injury...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984349/creatively-improving-care-delivery
#16
Brendan M Boyle, Ivor Hill
The medical community has been challenged to improve upon deficiencies in the delivery of patient care. Quality improvement (QI) methods are therefore increasingly used in everyday clinical practice. As demonstrated in this review, creative and impactful improvement projects within pediatric gastroenterology can be successfully achieved as either multi-center projects or single-center efforts. Through our willingness to accept the challenge to improve, practitioners within the pediatric GI community have become leaders in using quality improvement to change practice and improve clinical outcomes...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984348/low-impedance-baseline-values-predict-severe-esophagitis
#17
Judith Cohen Sabban, Gabriela Donato Bertoldi, Federico Ussher, Silvia Christiansen, Carlos Lifschitz, Marina Orsi
OBJETIVES: To determine if esophageal baseline impedance (BI) values in children could be predictive of esophagitis. MATERIAL & METHODS: Multichannel intraluminal Impedance (MII) tracings of children 3 to 17 yrs of age suspected of having gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and esophagitis, who had also undergone upper endoscopy with multiple esophageal biopsies, were reviewed. Patients with eosinophilic esophagitis were excluded. Esophagitis was assessed by macroscopic and microscopic parameters...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984347/hepatic-issues-and-complications-associated-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-clinical-report-from-the-naspghan-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-hepatology-committees
#18
Lawrence J Saubermann, Mark Deneau, Richard A Falcone, Karen F Murray, Sabina Ali, Rohit Kohli, Udeme D Ekong, Pamela L Valentino, Andrew B Grossman, Elizabeth B Rand, Maureen M Jonas, Shehzad A Saeed, Binita M Kamath
Hepatobiliary disorders are very common in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients, and persistent abnormal liver function tests are found in approximately 20-30% of individuals with IBD. In most cases, the cause of these elevations will fall into one of three main categories. They can be as a result of extraintestinal manifestations of the disease process, related to medication toxicity, or the result of an underlying primary hepatic disorder unrelated to IBD. This latter possibility is beyond the scope of this review article, but does need to be considered in anyone with elevated liver function tests...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977546/consensus-review-of-best-practice-of-transanal-irrigation-in-children
#19
Giovanni Mosiello, David Marshall, Udo Rolle, Célia Crétolle, Bruno G Santacruz, Jason Frischer, Marc A Benninga
Pediatric patients with either functional or organic bowel dysfunction may suffer from constipation and fecal incontinence and represent a complex group in whom management is often difficult. Many non-invasive and invasive treatments have been proposed, with variable efficacy and side-effects. Transanal irrigation (TAI) is now an accepted alternative, in both children and adults, for bowel dysfunction that has not responded to conservative and medical therapies. However, there is still some uncertainty about the use of TAI in pediatric populations...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977545/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-drainage-of-walled-off-necrosis-in-children-with-fully-covered-self-expanding-metal-stents
#20
Zaheer Nabi, Sundeep Lakhtakia, Jahangeer Basha, Radhika Chavan, Mohan Ramchandani, Rajesh Gupta, Rakesh Kalapala, Santosh Darisetty, Rupjyoti Talukdar, D Nageshwar Reddy
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guided drainage with fully covered self-expanding metallic stents (FCSEMS) have been successfully used in adult patients. However, the utility of FCSEMS in children with walled off necrosis (WON) is unknown. The aim of present study was to evaluate the feasibility, safety and efficacy of EUS-drainage of WON using FCSEMS in children. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated the data of children (≤18 years) who underwent EUS-drainage of walled off necrosis (WON) using FCSEMS at our institution...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
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