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Pediatric Pulmonology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445004/cftr-dependent-chloride-efflux-in-cystic-fibrosis-mononuclear-cells-is-increased-by-ivacaftor-therapy
#1
Lorenzo Guerra, Susanna D'Oria, Maria Favia, Stefano Castellani, Teresa Santostasi, Angela M Polizzi, Maria A Mariggiò, Crescenzio Gallo, Valeria Casavola, Pasqualina Montemurro, Giuseppina Leonetti, Antonio Manca, Massimo Conese
AIM: The Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR) potentiator ivacaftor (Kalydeco®) improves clinical outcome in G551D cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Here, we have investigated whether ivacaftor has a clinical impact on non-G551D gating mutations and function of circulating leukocytes as well. METHODS: Seven patients were treated with ivacaftor and evaluated at baseline, and at 1-3 and 6 months. Besides clinical and systemic inflammatory parameters, circulating mononuclear cells (MNC) were evaluated for CFTR-dependent chloride efflux by spectrofluorimetry, neutrophils for oxidative burst by cytofluorimetry and HVCN1 mRNA expression by real time PCR...
April 26, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444980/adolescent-girls-with-asthma-have-worse-asthma-control-and-health-related-quality-of-life-than-boys-a-population-based-study
#2
Caroline Stridsman, Helena Backman, Britt-Marie Eklund, Eva Rönmark, Linnea Hedman
BACKGROUND: Population-based studies investigating health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among asthmatic adolescents are rare. Further, among subjects with asthma, HRQoL may be affected by asthma control and severity. AIM: To investigate HRQoL in relation to asthma control and asthma severity among adolescents. METHOD: As a part of the population-based OLIN pediatric study, 266 adolescents with current asthma (14-15 yr) were identified...
April 26, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440965/concurrent-pulmonary-sequestration-and-pulmonary-hydatid-cyst-in-a-child-a-case-report
#3
Dawood Yusef, Shadi Hamouri, Yousef Odeh
Pulmonary sequestration (PS) happens when an area of the lung receives its arterial blood supply from systemic circulation, resulting in a non-functional lesion (Intralobar or extralobar). Hydatid cyst results from infection of the tapeworm Echinococcus. We report a case of hydatid cyst existed concurrently with intralobar PS. A 12-year-old girl presented with recurrent hemoptysis of 2 years duration. Serology for Echinococcus granulosus was positive. CT chest suggested intralobar PS in the right middle lobe, which was surgically removed...
April 25, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440922/pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-post-tracheotomy-bacterial-respiratory-tract-infection-readmissions
#4
Christopher J Russell, Tamara D Simon, Mary R Mamey, Christopher J L Newth, Michael N Neely
OBJECTIVE: Identify risk factors for readmission due to a bacterial tracheostomy-associated respiratory tract infection (bTARTI) within 12 months of discharge after tracheotomy. DESIGN/METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of 240 children who underwent tracheotomy and were discharged with tracheotsomy in place between January 1, 2005 and June 30, 2013. Children with prolonged total or post-tracheotomy length of stay (LOS), less than 12 months of follow-up, or who died during the index hospitalization were excluded...
April 25, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440921/pediatric-pulmonology-year-in-review-2016-part-1
#5
REVIEW
David J Birnkrant, Jane B Black, Ignacio E Tapia, Thomas Nicolai, William A Gower, Terry L Noah
Pediatric Pulmonology continues to publish research and clinical topics related to the entire range of children's respiratory disorders. As we have done annually in recent years, we here summarize the past year's publications in our major topic areas, as well as selected literature in these areas from other core journals relevant to our discipline. This review (Part 1) covers selected articles on sleep, diagnostic testing/endoscopy, respiratory complications of neuromuscular disorders, and rare lung diseases...
April 25, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440920/pediatric-pulmonology-year-in-review-2016-part-2
#6
REVIEW
Richard Auten, Clement Ren, Ozge Yilmaz, Terry L Noah
Pediatric Pulmonology continues to publish research and clinical topics related to the entire range of children's respiratory disorders. As we have done annually in recent years, we here summarize some of the past year's publications in our major topic areas, as well as selected literature in these areas from other core journals relevant to our discipline. This review (Part 2) covers selected articles on neonatology, asthma, physiology and lung function testing, and infectious diseases.
April 25, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440918/uremic-pleuritis-a-case-report-and-review-of-recurrent-exudative-pleural-effusions-in-children
#7
Matthew D McGraw, Csaba Galambos, Paul C Stillwell
Despite similar mechanisms driving pleural fluid accumulation, the causes of pleural effusions in children differ significantly from that of adults. When a pleural effusion re-occurs in an adult, literature recommends early thoracentesis, and consideration for pleuroscopy with biopsy to guide the diagnostic evaluation. In children, there is a paucity of literature for guiding management of recurrent exudative pleural effusion. We present an unusual pediatric case of uremic pleuritis with recurrent pericardial and exudative pleural effusions...
April 25, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440917/atf3-inhibits-the-inflammation-induced-by-mycoplasma-pneumonia-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#8
Jing Wang, Wei Cheng, Zhen Wang, Lihong Xin, Wen Zhang
OBJECTIVES: Activating transcription factor-3 (ATF3) is a key regulator of inflammatory responses. We aimed to investigate the effects and mechanisms of ATF3 on the inflammatory cytokines are induced by Mycoplasma pneumonia (MP). STUDY DESIGN: RAW264.7 and mouse peritoneal macrophages were exposed to various time with or without MP infection (3, 6, 12, 24, and 48 h), and detect the expression of ATF3. Adenovirus-expression of ATF3 (Ad/ATF3) or Ad/βgal was transfected into cells which were exposed to MP for 48 h, RT-PCR and ELISA was used to evaluate the expression and secretion of TNF-α, IL-1β, IL-6, and IL-18...
April 25, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440914/transesophageal-bronchoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-eus-b-fna-pushing-the-boundaries-in-the-diagnosis
#9
Ravindra Mehta, Pavan Biraris, Swarna Shivakumar, Seema Misra, Parameswaran Anoop, Srikanta J T
Isolated mediastinal adenopathy is a diagnostic challenge in the paediatric population, often requiring invasive surgical procedures for diagnosis. We describe a novel minimally invasive modality in a 20 month toddler-transesophageal bronchoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-B-FNA). This is the youngest reported use of this modality, highlighting feasibility, technical issues, safety, and rapid diagnosis leading to expedited treatment.
April 25, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440913/piperacillin-tazobactam-versus-cefepime-incidence-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-combination-with-vancomycin-and-tobramycin-in-pediatric-cystic-fibrosis-patients
#10
Lisa K LeCleir, Rebecca S Pettit
BACKGROUND: Cystic fibrosis (CF) patients often receive prolonged courses of broad spectrum antibiotics, such as piperacillin-tazobactam or cefepime in combination with vancomycin and tobramycin. The objective of this study was to determine the difference in AKI for pediatric CF patients receiving piperacillin-tazobactam or cefepime in combination with vancomycin and tobramycin. METHODS: IRB approval from a single CF center was obtained for this retrospective cohort study...
April 25, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440911/unnoticed-aspiration-of-palate-plate-impression-material-in-a-neonate-diagnosis-therapy-outcome
#11
Friedrich Reichert, Peter Amrhein, Frank Uhlemann
A 7 week old infant was admitted with respiratory failure. Chest X-ray showed an atelectatic right upper lobe, herniation of right middle and lower lobe into the left thorax, and compression-atelectasis of the left lung. Thoracic CT showed complete occlusion of the right superior bronchus with a radiopaque foreign material. Six weeks prior, an impression for a palate plate using polyvinylsiloxane was taken. The material was removed with a rigid endoscopy, in readiness of extracorporeal oxygenation in case of tracheal obstruction or bronchial rupture...
April 25, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436621/risk-factors-for-mortality-before-age-18-years-in-cystic-fibrosis
#12
Susanna A McColley, Michael S Schechter, Wayne J Morgan, David J Pasta, Marcia L Craib, Michael W Konstan
BACKGROUND: Understanding early-life risk factors for childhood death in cystic fibrosis (CF) is important for clinical care, including the identification of effective interventions. METHODS: Data from the Epidemiologic Study of Cystic Fibrosis (ESCF) collected 1994-2005 were linked with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Patient Registry (CFFPR) demographic and mortality data from 2013. Inclusion criteria were ≥1 visit annually at age 3-5 years and ≥1 FEV1 measurement at age 6-8 years...
April 24, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436603/parent-perception-of-the-impact-of-using-thickened-fluids-in-children-with-dysphagia
#13
Patricia Krummrich, Barbara Kline, Kate Krival, Michael Rubin
BACKGROUND: Oropharyngeal dysphagia occurs in children without known neurological disorders, increasing their risk for respiratory problems and inadequate intake. Clinicians may recommend thickening nutritive fluids; however, there is little research regarding the impact of thickening nutritive fluids on clinical outcomes in children. METHODS: We used a parental reporting tool to determine whether parents identified changes in signs of dysphagia or volume of intake when thickened fluids were incorporated into an individualized feeding program for dysphagic children without known neurological problems...
April 24, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436580/pulmonary-function-and-outcomes-in-infants-randomized-to-a-rescue-course-of-antenatal-steroids
#14
Cindy McEvoy, Diane Schilling, Patricia Spitale, Jean O'Malley, Susan Bowling, Manuel Durand
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to obtain follow-up pulmonary function testing and assessment of clinical respiratory outcomes, at 1-2 years, in preterm infants whose mothers were randomized to a single rescue course of antenatal steroids (AS) versus placebo. METHODS: Follow-up of a randomized, double-blinded trial. In the original trial pregnant women ≥14 days after initial course of AS were randomized to rescue AS or placebo. Pulmonary function testing and a standardized respiratory questionnaire were obtained at 1-2 years of corrected age...
April 24, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407366/screening-children-for-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformations-evaluation-of-18-years-of-experience
#15
Anna E Hosman, Els M de Gussem, Walter A F Balemans, Andréanne Gauthier, Cees J J Westermann, Repke J Snijder, Marco C Post, Johannes J Mager
BACKGROUND: Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) is an autosomal dominant disease with multi-systemic vascular dysplasia. Early diagnosis through screening is important to prevent serious complications. How best to screen children of affected parents for pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) is often subject to debate. Transthoracic contrast echocardiogram (TTCE) is considered optimal in screening for PAVMs in adults. Guidelines for the screening of children are not specific, reflecting the lack of scientific evidence on the best method to use...
April 13, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397997/mortality-predictive-scores-for-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-children
#16
LETTER
Jorge Fernández-Mormontoy, Alberto Estremadoyro-Gallardo, Oscar F Vargas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 11, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371569/pseudomonas-eradication-and-clinical-effectivness-of-ivacaftor-in-four-hispanic-patients-with-s549n
#17
Abigail Strang, Anthony J Fischer, Aaron Chidekel
Ivacaftor was approved for rarer class-III CFTR mutations including S549N in 2014. Since these mutations are uncommon, ongoing reports of patient experiences with Ivacaftor and these mutations are important. This case series describes the clinical effectiveness (including airway infection status, lung function, and growth) of Ivacaftor therapy in four pediatric Hispanic patients with S549N and F508del over 24 months. In these patients, Ivacaftor was highly efficacious with no further Pseudomonas-positive cultures despite prior chronic colonization in three patients as well as notable improvements in lung function and growth...
April 3, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371525/risk-factors-for-mortality-in-children-with-pneumonia-admitted-to-the-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
#18
Jia Wen Janine Cynthia Koh, Judith Ju-Ming Wong, Rehena Sultana, Petrina Poh Chen Wong, Yee Hui Mok, Jan Hau Lee
AIMS: To describe the epidemiology of children with severe pneumonia and identify risk factors for poor outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of children admitted to pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) from 2010 to 2014 with a diagnosis of pneumonia. Clinical microbiological, ventilation and other pertinent PICU data were collected. Primary outcome was PICU mortality. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression model were used to identify risk factors for mortality...
April 3, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371509/retrocardiac-lung-lobe-in-a-neonate-with-scimitar-syndrome
#19
Natalia Rivero Jiménez, Carlos Labrandero de Lera, Montserrat Bret-Zurita
Scimitar syndrome is a rare congenital disorder which is associated with right lung developmental abnormalities, mainly hypoplastic right lung. We present the case of a neonate with a retrocardiac lung lobe that, to the best of our knowledge, has not been described yet. Multimodality imaging can establish the diagnosis and enable a correct description of this anomaly and its anatomical varieties.
April 3, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267299/predicting-the-effect-of-treatment-in-paediatric-osa-by-clinical-examination-and-functional-respiratory-imaging
#20
Monique Slaats, Wim Vos, Cedric Van Holsbeke, Jan De Backer, Dieter Loterman, Wilfried De Backer, An Boudewyns, Stijn Verhulst
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether functional respiratory imaging (FRI) or clinical examination could predict treatment outcome for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in normal-weight, non-syndromic children. METHODS: Normal weight children diagnosed with OSA by polysomnography were prospectively included. All children got a thorough evaluation and an ultra-low dose computed tomography scan of the upper airway (UA). A 3-D reconstruction was built combined with computational fluid dynamics for FRI...
March 7, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
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