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Pediatric Surgery International

C T Lau, A Kan, N Shek, P Tam, K K Y Wong
BACKGROUND: Congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM) is an increasingly recognized disease with potential mortality. Owing to limited published studies, the true incidence is yet to be determined. We carried out this prospective study with the aim to estimate its true incidence on a population basis. METHODS: An antenatal ultrasonography program was implemented since 2009. Fetuses with suspected intra-thoracic lesions were monitored by regular follow-ups...
October 21, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
Prem Puri
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October 18, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
Rebecca M Rentea, Shawn D St Peter, Charles L Snyder
Appendicitis is a common cause of abdominal pain in children. The diagnosis and treatment of the disease have undergone major changes in the past two decades, primarily as a result of the application of an evidence-based approach. Data from several randomized controlled trials, large database studies, and meta-analyses have fundamentally affected patient care. The best diagnostic approach is a standardized clinical pathway with a scoring system and selective imaging. Non-operative management of simple appendicitis is a reasonable option in selected cases, with the caveat that data in children remain limited...
October 14, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
S M Johnson, G M Garnett, R K Woo
Maintenance of central venous access in patients with chronic medical conditions such as short bowel syndrome demands forethought and ingenuity. We describe an innovative technique for re-utilizing central venous access sites in patients who have chronic central venous access needs. Records of patients undergoing this technique were reviewed between August 2012 and December 2015. The technique involves "cutting-down" to the sterile fibrous tunnel that naturally forms around tunneled catheters. The fibrous sheath is then isolated and controlled much as would be done for a venous "cut-down...
October 14, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
Kevin Johnson, Maria Linnaus, David Notrica
BACKGROUND: Airway foreign bodies (FB) are a common medical emergency within the pediatric population. While deaths are not uncommon, the in-hospital mortality rates and correlation with anatomic location of the airway foreign body have not been previously reported. METHODS: The KID database was reviewed for 2003, 2006, 2009, and 2012 for pediatric patients with a discharge diagnosis of airway foreign body using ICD-9 codes (933.1, 934.x). RESULTS: 11,793 patients, ages 0-17, were found to have an airway FB...
October 13, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
Nima Azarakhsh, Sandra Grimes, Pranit N Chotai, Claudette Shephard, Eunice Y Huang
PURPOSE: Pediatric surgeons often care for children with ovarian tumors. Few studies report long-term outcomes for these patients. This study characterizes intermediate-term results for patients who underwent surgical resection of ovarian neoplasms as children. METHODS: Patients who underwent surgery for ovarian neoplasms at a children's hospital were identified. They were invited to participate in a telephone-based survey assessing post-surgical recurrence, dysmenorrhea, quality of life, and fertility...
October 13, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
Sâmia Georgia Dantas Linhares, João Carlos Das-Neves Pereira, Paulo Manuel Pêgo Fernades, José Ribas Milanez de Campos
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the functional exercise capacity and the lung function among patients undergoing early rehabilitation with those submitted to the conventional care after pectus excavatum repair using the Nuss procedure. METHOD: Patients were randomly allocated to the early rehabilitation group (ERG) who started rehabilitation after surgery and the group of the conventional care (CG) received routine care of the institution. They were evaluated before surgery (preoperative) and in hospital discharge day (postoperative)...
October 13, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
Linde A D Busweiler, Marc H W A Wijnen, Jim C H Wilde, Egbert Sieders, Sheila E J Terwisscha van Scheltinga, L W Ernest van Heurn, Joseph Ziros, Roel Bakx, Hugo A Heij
BACKGROUND: Achievement of complete surgical resection plays a key role in the successful treatment of children with hepatoblastoma. The aim of this study is to assess the surgical outcomes after partial liver resections for hepatoblastoma, focusing on postoperative complications, resection margins, 30-day mortality, and long-term survival. METHOD: Chart reviews were carried out on all patients treated for hepatoblastoma in the Netherlands between 1990 and 2013...
October 11, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
Tina T Thomas, Daniel H Teitelbaum, Ethan A Smith, Jonathan R Dillman, Ranjith Vellody, Marcus D Jarboe
PURPOSE: Surgical procedures for high imperforate anus have ranged from the posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (PSARP) to laparoscopic-assisted anorectoplasty (LAARP). PSARP bisects the sphincter muscle complex, introducing muscle injury and scarring. LAARP uses a straight trocar to traverse an often non-linear sphincter muscle complex. MRI-assisted LAARP (MRI-LAARP) guides the neorectum precisely through the middle of the entire sphincter complex along its trajectory. We present our experience utilizing MRI intraoperatively during LAARP...
October 8, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
Cory Lee, Abraham Zavala-Garcia, Neha Teekappanavar, Catherine Lee, Olajire Idowu, Sunghoon Kim
BACKGROUND: Pectus excavatum (PE) is a chest deformity characterized by marked sternal depression. The objective of this study was to quantify the sternal curvature observed in patients diagnosed with PE using the sternal curvature angle (SCA). METHODS: A retrospective review of lateral chest X-rays of patients with PE from 2006 to 2013 was performed. The SCA was measured in a manner similar to the method of Cobb's angle is used to measure spinal curvature. SCA and Haller index were calculated from the chest X-rays for all patients...
October 8, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
Vincenzo Davide Catania, Giuseppe Lauriti, Agostino Pierro, Augusto Zani
PURPOSE: Although the principles of the Ladd's procedure for intestinal malrotation in children have remained unchanged since its first description, in the era of minimally invasive surgery it is controversial whether laparoscopy is advantageous over open surgery. The aim of our study was to determine whether the surgical approach for the treatment of malrotation had an impact on patient outcome. METHODS: Using a defined strategy (PubMed, Cochrane, Embase and Web of Science MeSH headings), two investigators independently searched for studies comparing open versus laparoscopic Ladd's procedure in children...
October 5, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
Kirtikumar Rathod, Jaskiren Loyal, Bharat More, Ashok Rajimwale
BACKGROUND: To describe a modification of PATIO repair for urethrocutaneous fistula repair and evaluate its outcome. METHODS: We studied 15 boys who underwent modified PATIO repair from Jan 2010 to Sept 2015. Parameters studied included age, type of hypospadias, age at first urethroplasty, hypospadias repair technique, number of urethroplasties required, location of fistula, time gap between urethroplasty and fistula repair, method of fistula repair, and outcome of fistula repair...
October 1, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
Shilpa Sharma, Devendra K Gupta
Congenital H-type fistula is a rare congenital rectourogenital connection with an external anal opening in a normal or ectopic position. A systematic review was done to study the anatomical types of congenital H-type fistula, embryology, clinical presentation, relative gender distribution, associated anomalies, investigative modalities, and recent advances in treatment of these lesions. A PubMed search included H-type anorectal malformation; H-type anorectal malformations; H-type anorectal; and H-type congenital anorectal that gave 9;43;76;26 abstracts, respectively...
October 1, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
Masahito Sato, Yoshinori Hamada, Miyuki Kohno, Kazuya Ise, Keiichi Uchida, Hiromi Ogata, Hiroaki Masuyama, Yoshiki Morotomi, Masao Yasufuku, Motoshi Wada
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to identify the current clinical features of neonatal gastrointestinal perforation in Japan. METHODS: A questionnaire about cases of neonatal gastrointestinal perforation treated in recent 5 years was sent to participating institutions of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Surgeons (JSPS). RESULTS: Five hundred and thirty-six neonates with gastrointestinal perforation were treated. They consisted of 42 patients with gastric rupture/perforation (GR), 33 patients with intestinal atresia/stenosis (IA), 3 patients with malrotation (ML), 118 patients with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), 160 patients with focal intestinal perforation (FIP), 46 patients with meconium-related ileus (MRI), 77 patients with meconium peritonitis (MP), and 57 patients with other conditions...
September 30, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
Kelly A Feldman, Jun Tashiro, Casey J Allen, Eduardo A Perez, Holly L Neville, Carl I Schulman, Juan E Sola
BACKGROUND: Although firearms account for less than 5 % of all pediatric injuries, they have the highest associated case fatality rate. METHODS: The registry at a Level-1 trauma center was used to identify firearm injuries (<18 years of age) from 1991 to 2011. Descriptive statistics and risk-adjusted multivariate analyses (MVA) were performed. RESULTS: Overall, 1085 patients were identified. Immediate operations were performed in 33 % (n = 358) of patients with most having abdominal surgery (n = 214)...
September 28, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
Katherine L Pearson, Nigel J Hall
PURPOSE: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathways are standard practice in adult specialties resulting in improved outcomes. It is unclear whether ERAS principles are applicable to Paediatric Surgery. We performed a scoping review to identify the extent to which ERAS has been used in Paediatric Surgery, the nature of interventions, and outcomes. METHODS: Pubmed, Cochrane library, Google Scholar, and Embase were searched using the terms enhanced recovery, post-operative protocol/pathway, fast track surgery, and paediatric surgery...
September 27, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
Amei Schweigert, Carmen Fischer, Doris Mayr, Dietrich von Schweinitz, Roland Kappler, Jochen Hubertus
PURPOSE: The Wnt/β-catenin pathway is known to be crucial for the regulation of embryogenesis and cell differentiation, and its constitutive activation is associated with a wide range of malignancies. There are two major principles for an activated Wnt/β-catenin pathway. The first is caused by the failure of the destruction complex, mainly due to the decreased expression of the tumor suppressor gene adenomatous polyposis coli (APC); the second is the mutation of the β-catenin (CTNNB1) protein itself...
September 27, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
Manabu Okawada, Michael W Wilson, Scott D Larsen, Elke Lipka, John Hillfinger, Daniel H Teitelbaum
BACKGROUND: Blockade of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) has been shown to alleviate inflammatory processes in the gastrointestinal tract. The aim of this study was to determine if blockade of the RAS would be effective in an immunologically relevant colitis model, and to compare outcome with an acute colitis model. METHODS: A losartan analog, CCG-203025 (C23H26ClN3O5S) containing a highly polar sulfonic acid moiety that we expected would allow localized mucosal antagonism with minimal systemic absorption was selected as an angiotensin II type 1a receptor antagonist (AT1aR-A)...
September 26, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
J Zimmer, T Takahashi, A D Hofmann, Prem Puri
PURPOSE: High mortality and morbidity in infants born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) are attributed to pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension (PH). Forkhead box (Fox) transcription factors are known to be crucial for cell proliferation and homeostasis. FoxF1 is essential for lung morphogenesis, vascular development, and endothelial proliferation. Mutations in FoxF1 and also the Fox family member FoxC2 have been identified in neonates with PH. In human and experimental models of arterial PH, the Fox protein FoxO1 was found to be downregulated...
September 23, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
Takaaki Imaizumi, Hiroshi Murakami, Hiroki Nakamura, Shogo Seo, Hiroyuki Koga, Go Miyano, Manabu Okawada, Takashi Doi, Geoffrey J Lane, Tadaharu Okazaki, Atsushi Arakawa, Takashi Yao, Atsuyuki Yamataka
PURPOSE: We reviewed all rectal mucosal/submucosal biopsies (RMSBx) performed between 1986 and 2015 focusing on specimen quality, incidence of complications during and after biopsy, and parental satisfaction. METHODS: From 1986 to 2004, RMSBx were performed without general anesthesia (GA) (N-GA; n = 98) and from 1995 to 2015 were performed under GA (GA; n = 525). In GA cases, some sections were stained intraoperatively and examined by a pathologist and pediatric surgeon immediately to identify ganglion cells...
September 23, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
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