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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636794/differences-and-similarities-between-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-and-asthma-in-schoolchildren
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Björn Nordlund, Anna James, Christina Ebersjö, Gunilla Hedlin, Eva B Broström
BACKGROUND: The long-term respiratory characteristics of ex-preterm children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) are not established. The objective of this study was to describe hallmarks of BPD at school age in comparison to children with atopic asthma. METHODS: This study was a cross-sectional descriptive comparative study in a hospital-based setting. Thirty schoolchildren diagnosed with BPD (10.4 years/born at 26.6 weeks' gestation) and 30 age- and sex-matched children with asthma and sensitized to airborne allergens (IgE >0...
June 21, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608652/impact-of-pharmacy-services-on-cystic-fibrosis-medication-adherence
#2
Jeffery T Zobell, Elizabeth Schwab, Dave S Collingridge, Cody Ball, Robert Nohavec, Fadi Asfour
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to characterize the impact of pharmacy services on medication adherence and hospitalizations for pediatric cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. METHODS: A retrospective health insurance claims analysis and patient medical charts review from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2016 of patients from the Pediatric Intermountain CF Center was performed. Adherence to dornase alfa and hospital admissions for pulmonary exacerbations pre and post the implementation of an integrated pharmacy team were reviewed...
June 13, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608633/asymptomatic-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformations-in-children-with-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia
#3
Ashley M Gefen, Andrew J White
BACKGROUND: Children with Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) may have pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), which can lead to symptoms of shortness of breath, exercise intolerance, clubbing, cyanosis and hemoptysis. However, some patients with pulmonary AVMs may be asymptomatic, placing them at risk for complications such as stroke or brain abscess if they are not identified and treated. This study examines the incidence of signs and symptoms associated with pulmonary AVMs in children with HHT known to have pulmonary AVMs...
June 13, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608632/cystic-fibrosis-year-in-review-2016
#4
REVIEW
Adrienne P Savant, Susanna A McColley
In this article, we highlight cystic fibrosis (CF) research and case reports published in Pediatric Pulmonology during 2016. We also include articles from a variety of journals that are thematically related to these articles, or are of special interest to clinicians.
June 13, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608624/four-case-reports-of-chinese-cystic-fibrosis-patients-and-literature-review
#5
Juan Xu, Yong Yin, Lei Zhang, Jing Zhang, Shuhua Yuan, Hao Zhang
AIM: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an extremely rare disease in Asians. Here, we report four Chinese children with CF and review the literature about Chinese CF patients. METHODS: The cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene testing was performed on four suspected patients for CF screening. We also reviewed the literature about Chinese CF patients from 1970s. The clinical data of all these CF patients were summarized. RESULTS: We diagnosed four CF patients who had mutations in the CFTR gene...
June 13, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590595/obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-in-children-risk-assessment
#6
LETTER
Tomoyuki Kawada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 7, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586522/is-sweat-chloride-predictive-of-severity-of-cystic-fibrosis-lung-disease-assessed-by-chest-computed-tomography
#7
Daan Caudri, David Zitter, Inez Bronsveld, Harm Tiddens
BACKGROUND: Cystic Fibrosis (CF) lung disease is characterized by a marked heterogeneity. Sweat chloride-level is a functional marker of the CF Transmembrane Regulator (CFTR) protein and could be an important predictor of later disease severity. METHODS: In this retrospective analysis children from the Rotterdam CF clinic with available sweat chloride level at diagnosis and at least one routine spirometry-controlled volumetric chest CT scan in follow-up were included...
June 6, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564496/an-acute-chest-pain-in-an-adolescent-with-cystic-fibrosis-in-september-would-you-have-think-about-this
#8
Hiba Dowaikh, Florence Morfin-Sherpa, Philippe Reix
Acute chest pain is common in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Here we report the case of an adolescent who suffered acute chest pain in September after an history of acute abdominal pain and fever. The reason for this clinical sceneriao was found to be Coxsackievirus B3, known to be responsible of Bornholm disease, a frequent but under recognized viral myositis. The diagnosis is mainly clinical, but evocating this diagnosis may avoid unnecessary exam.
May 31, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557381/predicting-frequent-emergency-department-visits-among-children-with-asthma-using-ehr-data
#9
Lala T Das, Erika L Abramson, Anne E Stone, Janienne E Kondrich, Lisa M Kern, Zachary M Grinspan
OBJECTIVE: For children with asthma, emergency department (ED) visits are common, expensive, and often avoidable. Though several factors are associated with ED use (demographics, comorbidities, insurance, medications), its predictability using electronic health record (EHR) data is understudied. METHODS: We used a retrospective cohort study design and EHR data from one center to examine the relationship of patient factors in 1 year (2013) and the likelihood of frequent ED use (≥2 visits) in the following year (2014), using bivariate and multivariable statistics...
May 30, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557369/medical-mishap-as-a-cause-of-non-resolving-pneumonia
#10
Yazeed Toukan, Michal Gur, Vered Nir, Lea Bentur
A 15-year old boy was referred for evaluation of fever, productive cough, and recurrent/persistent right lower lobe (RLL) pneumonia of 1-month duration. Chest computed tomography scan showed RLL consolidation, with minimal pleural effusion and a liver abscess with sharp borders, containing a solid calcification in the lower portion. History revealed acute appendicitis with laparoscopic appendectomy 6 months prior to presentation, during which a fecalith dropped to the peritoneal cavity. Following laparoscopically guided drainage of the abscess the patient improved...
May 30, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556570/what-families-have-in-the-emergency-tracheostomy-kits-identifying-gaps-to-improve-patient-safety
#11
Reshma Amin, Weeda Zabih, Faiza Syed, Joanna Polyviou, Tuyen Tran, Evan J Propst, Theresa Holler
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the contents of parent-created emergency tracheostomy kits and identify deficiencies. METHODS: This was an observational study. Data on emergency tracheostomy kits were abstracted for 30 consecutive children who had a tracheostomy tube in situ during an outpatient clinic visit with the Division of Respiratory Medicine and/or the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children between February 1 and October 30, 2016...
May 29, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556543/westley-score-and-clinical-factors-in-predicting-the-outcome-of-croup-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department
#12
Wen-Chieh Yang, Jung Lee, Chun-Yu Chen, Yu-Jun Chang, Han-Ping Wu
BACKGROUND: Westley croup score has been generally used to assess the severity of croup. This study aimed to identify the individual factors associated with Westley score (WS) and other clinical factors in predicting the outcomes in the pediatric emergency department (PED). POPULATION AND METHOD: We prospectively recruited patients with croup from the PED. The individual factors of WS, fever, age, and the length of hospital stay were analyzed to predict clinical outcomes...
May 29, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544706/exhaled-nitric-oxide-pulmonary-function-and-disease-activity-in-children-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#13
Jitladda Deerojanawong, Pitchaya Leartphichalak, Ankanee Chanakul, Suchada Sritippayawan, Rujipat Samransamruajkit
AIM: To determine the association among fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FENO), pulmonary function, and disease activity in children with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Children aged 7-18 years, diagnosed with SLE under the criteria of the American Rheumatism Association (revised 2012), were enrolled. All eligible participants had disease activity, FENO, and pulmonary function evaluated and re-evaluated at 6-month follow-up. RESULTS: Twenty-four children (95...
May 22, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504356/bronchoscopy-in-children-with-tetralogy-of-fallot-pulmonary-atresia-and-major-aortopulmonary-collaterals
#14
Douglas R Sidell, Andrew M Koth, Holly Bauser-Heaton, Doff B McElhinney, Lisa Wise-Faberowski, Michael C Tracy, Frank L Hanley, Ritu Asija
OBJECTIVE: Children with Tetralogy of Fallot, Pulmonary Atresia, and Major Aortopulmonary Collaterals (TOF/PA/MAPCAs) undergoing unifocalization surgery are at risk for developing more postoperative respiratory complications than children undergoing other types of congenital heart surgery. Bronchoscopy is used in the perioperative period for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. In this study, we describe bronchoscopic findings and identify factors associated with selection for bronchoscopy...
May 15, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504355/home-high-flow-nasal-cannula-as-a-treatment-for-severe-tracheomalacia-a-pediatric-case-report
#15
Kevin Vézina, Sophie Laberge, The Thanh Diem Nguyen
Tracheomalacia refers to a softness of the tracheal cartilage that makes the airway more susceptible to collapse. In contrast to milder cases where conservative therapy is preferred, severe tracheomalacia is often a life threatening condition requiring more aggressive management. For children with this condition, a variety of treatment options are available. To our knowledge, this is the first report of home high-flow nasal cannula as an alternative therapy to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and surgical procedures in a pediatric patient with severe extensive tracheomalacia...
May 15, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493304/cpam-type-2-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-malignancy-risk-study-in-a-14-month-old-boy
#16
Gloria Pelizzo, Maria A Avanzini, Marco Folini, Rossana Bussani, Melissa Mantelli, Stefania Croce, Gloria Acquafredda, Paola Travaglino, Graziella Cimino-Reale, Marina Boni, Irene Dambruoso, Valeria Calcaterra
INTRODUCTION: The association between congenital pulmonary airway malformations (CPAM) and malignancy is reported in the literature. Interactions between the tumor, immune, and mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (MSCs) have been recognized as crucial for understanding tumorigenesis. We characterized MSCs isolated from CPAM lesions in order to define potential malignancy risks. METHODS: CPAM II pulmonary tissue was used for MSC expansion; a "healthy" lung section from the same child was used as a comparator...
May 10, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493298/organizing-pneumonia-as-an-extraintestinal-manifestation-of-crohn-s-disease-in-a-child
#17
Kenji Inoue, Takashi Kusunoki, Tatsuya Fujii
Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory disorder with an unknown etiology that commonly involves the gastrointestinal tract, and bronchopulmonary manifestations only occur in 0.4% of cases. There have not been any reports about pulmonary involvement in pediatric CD patients. We experienced a 14-year-old boy with Crohn's disease diagnosed with organizing pneumonia by chest CT-guided biopsy examination. His pneumonia was intractable despite the administration of multiple antibiotics, and steroid therapy was very effective...
May 10, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486756/complete-heart-block-complicating-the-acute-phase-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-bronchiolitis
#18
Ageliki A Karatza, Maria Kiaffas, Spyros Rammos
Respiratory syncytial virus is the most common pathogen causing lower respiratory tract infection in infants. In recent years, the importance of extrapulmonary complications and longterm sequelae including those involving the cardiovascular system has become apparent. We report on a 10 month old infant with respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis, the acute phase of which was complicated by irreversible complete heart block, which was managed conservatively.
May 9, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486753/small-airway-function-before-and-after-cold-dry-air-challenge-in-pediatric-asthma-patients-during-remission
#19
Michael Steinbacher, Andreas Pfleger, Gerold Schwantzer, Stefanie Jauk, Elisabeth Weinhandl, Ernst Eber
BACKGROUND: We wanted to compare cold dry air challenge (CACh) induced changes in spirometric parameters with changes in nitrogen multiple breath washout (N2 MBW) parameters in pediatric asthma patients during clinical remission over the past year (ie, with "inactive asthma"). As N2 MBW assesses ventilation heterogeneity we expected to gain detailed information about peripheral airways contribution. METHODS: In subjects with normal spirometry N2 MBW, spirometry and body plethysmography were performed at baseline, after CACh, and after salbutamol inhalation...
May 9, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486752/exosomes-contribute-to-endothelial-integrity-and-acute-chest-syndrome-risk-preliminary-findings
#20
Gabrielle Lapping-Carr, Abdelnaby Khalyfa, Stephanie Rangel, Wendy Darlington, Eric C Beyer, Radhika Peddinti, John M Cunningham, David Gozal
BACKGROUND: Acute Chest Syndrome (ACS) is one of the leading causes of death among children with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). Disruption of microvascular integrity is critical to the pathophysiology of ACS, but the factors governing its phenotypic variability are incompletely understood. Because circulating exosomes have been implicated in vascular dysfunction in various diseases, we hypothesized that exosomes induce endothelial dysfunction in patients who experience ACS. PROCEDURE: Cross-sectional cohort study including 33 outpatients with SCD (without new health-related complaints or recent transfusions) and a cohort of control patients...
May 9, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
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