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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453581/health-related-quality-of-life-in-children-born-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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Elin Öst, Björn Frenckner, Margret Nisell, Carmen Mesas Burgos, Maria Öjmyr-Joelsson
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to examine health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in children born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). METHODS: Between 1993 and 2003, a total of 102 children born with CDH were treated at Astrid Lindgren Children's hospital in Stockholm. In 2012, long-term survivors (n = 77) were asked to participate in the present study, which resulted in a 46% (n = 35) response rate. The KIDSCREEN-52 questionnaire was used for measuring HRQoL and a detailed review of medical records was performed...
February 16, 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453580/neurosurgical-management-of-hydrocephalus-by-a-general-surgeon-in-an-extremely-low-resource-setting-initial-experience-in-north-kivu-province-of-eastern-democratic-republic-of-congo
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Sarah B Cairo, Justice Agyei, Kavira Nyavandu, David H Rothstein, Luc Malemo Kalisya
PURPOSE: Evaluate the management of hydrocephalus in pediatric patients in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo by a general surgeon. METHODS: Retrospective review of a single institution in the province of North Kivu. Patient charts and surgical notes were reviewed from 2003 to 2016. RESULTS: 116 procedures were performed for an average of 8.9 per year. 51.7% of surgeries were on female patients with an average age of 13.6 ± 22.7. The average distance traveled from home to hospital was 153...
February 16, 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427257/clinical-and-pathological-features-of-patients-with-biliary-atresia-who-survived-for-more-than-5%C3%A2-years-with-native-liver
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Song Sun, Shan Zheng, Xuexin Lu, Gong Chen, Yangyang Ma, Lian Chen, Kuiran Dong
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to determine the predictive index for prognosis in patients with biliary atresia (BA). METHODS: A total of 71 patients were divided into two groups. Group A included 39 postoperative BA patients who survived for more than 5 years with normal liver function and did not present cirrhosis, and group B included 32 patients who died from liver failure within 1 year after surgery. The clinical data of the two study groups were compared, and liver pathology was evaluated using a scoring system...
February 9, 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427256/laparoscopic-cholangiogram-in-biliary-atresia-a-refinement-in-the-gallbladder-hitch-technique
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Ravi Kishore, Sundeep M C Kisku, Reju Joseph Thomas, Srinivasa Kishore Jeenipalli
INTRODUCTION: The study describes a refinement in the gallbladder hitch stitch and assesses the value of the laparoscopic cholangiogram in children with suspected biliary atresia. METHODS: Twenty children with neonatal jaundice and no drainage as shown on the HIDA scan underwent a diagnostic laparoscopy through an umbilical 5 mm port. A 3 mm laparoscopic needle holder inserted through a 3.5 mm port to the left of the umbilicus was used to hitch the gallbladder to the abdominal wall...
February 9, 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423589/thalidomide-potentiates-etoposide-induced-apoptosis-in-murine-neuroblastoma-through-suppression-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation
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Tomomasa Hiramatsu, Jyoji Yoshizawa, Kazuaki Miyaguni, Tetsuro Sugihara, Atsushi Harada, Sayuri Kaji, Goki Uchida, Daisuke Kanamori, Yuji Baba, Shuichi Ashizuka, Takao Ohki
PURPOSE: Treatment for high-risk neuroblastoma is still challenging. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether thalidomide suppresses etoposide-induced NF-κB activation and thus potentiates apoptosis in murine neuroblastoma. METHODS: A murine neuroblastoma cell line, C1300, and A/J mice were used in this study. We evaluated NF-κB activation after using etoposide with or without thalidomide by quantitative analysis of NF-κB by ELISA and by Western blot analysis of IκB phosphorylation in vitro and in vivo...
February 8, 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417204/the-influence-of-gestational-age-mode-of-delivery-and-abdominal-wall-closure-method-on-the-surgical-outcome-of-neonates-with-uncomplicated-gastroschisis
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Maria V Fraga, Pablo Laje, William H Peranteau, Holly L Hedrick, Nahla Khalek, Juliana S Gebb, Julie S Moldenhauer, Mark P Johnson, Alan W Flake, N Scott Adzick
AIM OF THE STUDY: To evaluate if gestational age (GA), mode of delivery and abdominal wall closure method influence outcomes in uncomplicated gastroschisis (GTC). METHODS: Retrospective review of NICU admissions for gastroschisis, August 2008-July 2016. Primary outcomes were: time to start enteral feeds (on-EF), time to discontinue parenteral nutrition (off-PN), and length of stay (LOS). MAIN RESULTS: A total of 200 patients with GTC were admitted to our NICU...
February 7, 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411105/laparoscopic-pyloromyotomy-for-hypertrophic-pyloric-stenosis-a-survey-of-407-children
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Aurélien Binet, C Klipfel, P Meignan, F Bastard, A R Cook, K Braïk, A Le Touze, T Villemagne, M Robert, Q Ballouhey, F Lengelle, S Amar, H Lardy
INTRODUCTION: Pyloromyotomy is the standard care for hypertrophic pyloric stenosis. The traditional approach for this procedure is a right upper quadrant transverse incision, although other "open" approaches, such as circumumbilical or periumbilical incision have been described. The more recent approach used is laparoscopic pyloromyotomy (LP), but experience feedback is still debated and its benefits remain unproven. The aim of this study was to make a review of all our LP procedures with an objective evaluation according to the literature...
February 6, 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397405/early-differential-diagnosis-methods-of-biliary-atresia-a-meta-analysis
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Li Wang, Yuan Yang, Yang Chen, Jianghua Zhan
PURPOSE: To evaluate the accuracy of early differential diagnosis methods of biliary atresia in patients with infantile cholestasis. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE and the Web of Science databases for articles evaluated the early differential diagnosis methods of biliary atresia. The methodological quality of each study was assessed with version 2 of the Quality Assessment of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies tool. Two reviewers extracted data independently. Pooled sensitivity, specificity, positive likelihood ratio (LR +), negative likelihood ratio (LR -), diagnostic odds ratio (DOR) with 95% CIs were calculated to assess each diagnosis method...
February 3, 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368078/kasai-procedure-improves-nutritional-status-and-decreases-transplantation-associated-complications
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Jixin Yang, Wei Gao, Jianghua Zhan, Jiexiong Feng
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to retrospectively investigate whether Kasai Procedure (KP) improves nutritional status and whether KP decreases liver transplantation (LT)-associated complications in children with biliary atresia (BA). METHODS: From March 1st 2014 to February 28th 2015, 103 patients underwent LT and the other 17 without prior KP died during the waiting period. In 103 patients undergoing LT, 58 patients received KP previously (Group A), and 45 only underwent primary LT (Group B)...
January 24, 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368077/retrospective-analysis-to-determine-outcomes-of-patients-with-bilateral-wilms-tumor-undergoing-nephron-sparing-surgery-15-year-tertiary-single-institution-experience
#10
Xiao-Hui Tan, De-Ying Zhang, Xing Liu, Tao Lin, Da-Wei He, Xu-Liang Li, Guang-Hui Wei
PURPOSE: To describe our clinical experience with nephron sparing surgery (NSS) for bilateral Wilms tumor and evaluate the outcomes of patients treated at one of the largest pediatric medical centers in China. METHODS: Medical records of children with bilateral Wilms tumor undergoing NSS in the Children's Hospital of Chongqing Medical University during a 15-year period were retrospectively analyzed. Data collected were composed of age at surgery, tumor response, tumor rupture during resection, final pathologic margins, use of radiation therapy, pathology reports, renal function, and patient survival...
January 24, 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368076/the-socioeconomic-impact-of-a-pediatric-ostomy-in-uganda-a-pilot-study
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Arlene Muzira, Nasser Kakembo, Phyllis Kisa, Monica Langer, John Sekabira, Doruk Ozgediz, Tamara N Fitzgerald
INTRODUCTION: Multiple pediatric surgical conditions require ostomies in low-middle-income countries. Delayed presentations increase the numbers of ostomies. Patients may live with an ostomy for a prolonged time due to the high backlog of cases with insufficient surgical capacity. In caring for these patients in Uganda, we frequently witnessed substantial socioeconomic impact of their surgical conditions. METHODS: The operative log at the only pediatric surgery referral center in Uganda was reviewed to assess the numbers of children receiving ostomies over a 3-year period...
January 24, 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349617/use-of-venovenous-ecmo-for-neonatal-and-pediatric-ecmo-a-decade-of-experience-at-a-tertiary-children-s-hospital
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Jennifer L Carpenter, Yangyang R Yu, Darrell L Cass, Oluyinka O Olutoye, James A Thomas, Cole Burgman, Caraciolo J Fernandes, Timothy C Lee
BACKGROUND: Advances in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) have led to increased use of venovenous (VV) ECMO in the pediatric population. We present the evolution and experience of pediatric VV ECMO at a tertiary care institution. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study from 01/2005 to 07/2016 was performed, comparing by cannulation mode. Survival to discharge, complications, and decannulation analyses were performed. RESULTS: In total, 160 patients (105 NICU, 55 PICU) required 13 ± 11 days of ECMO...
January 18, 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344678/conservative-antibiotic-treatment-for-acute-uncomplicated-appendicitis-is-feasible
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Zvi Steiner, Genady Buklan, Michael Gutermacher, Ita Litmanovitz, Tal Landa, Shmuel Arnon
PURPOSE: Appendectomy versus conservative antibiotic treatment (CAT) for children with acute uncomplicated appendicitis (AUA) remains unresolved, with concerns regarding the practicality of CAT. We analyzed our center's experience with CAT for AUA, using a protocol with strict inclusion, exclusion and treatment criteria. METHODS: Non-randomized, prospective cohort study included all children admitted betwee 2014 and 2016, with clinical and laboratory tests suspicious for AUA...
January 17, 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335896/familial-occurrence-of-gastroschisis-a-population-based-overview-on-recurrence-risk-sex-dependent-influence-and-geographical-distribution
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Victor M Salinas-Torres, Rafael A Salinas-Torres, Ricardo M Cerda-Flores, Laura E Martínez-de-Villarreal
PURPOSE: There is uncertainty over whether familial recurrences in gastroschisis might be higher. Moreover, scant information is available regarding its sociodemographic features. We aim to explore the recurrence risk, sex-dependent influence, and geographical distribution of familial gastroschisis. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature and data extraction from population-based studies published 1970-2017 (PubMed/MEDLINE) was independently performed by two reviewers...
January 15, 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302749/simultaneous-repair-of-congenital-heart-defects-and-pectus-excavatum-in-young-children
#15
Junke Wang, Quan Wang, Zhengxia Pan
PURPOSE: The present study was undertaken to summarize our experience with the concurrent repair of pectus excavatum (PE) and congenital heart defects in young children over the past 15 years. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted that included patients who underwent combined repair of PE and a congenital heart defect in a large clinical center between 2002 and 2017. Intraoperative and postoperative patient characteristics, postoperative complications and surgical outcomes were recorded...
January 5, 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230549/a-nationwide-survey-of-incidence-rates-and-risk-factors-of-inguinal-hernia-in-preterm-children
#16
Yu-Wei Fu, Mei-Lien Pan, Yao-Jen Hsu, Tai-Wai Chin
PURPOSE: Clinical observations showed a higher incidence rate of inguinal hernia (IH) in preterm infants. In this study, we calculated the incidence rate of preterm IH from the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) of Taiwan. METHODS: From NHIRD, 92,308 subjects born in the year of 1997-2005 were randomly selected as the study cohort. The medical claims of these subjects from birth to 6th year of age were analyzed. Preterm births were defined using ICD code 765...
December 11, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214342/editorial
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EDITORIAL
Prem Puri
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December 6, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214341/sternocostal-slipping-rib-syndrome
#18
Patrick C Bonasso, Shannon N Petrus, Samuel D Smith, Richard J Jackson
PURPOSE: Classical slipping rib syndrome (SRS) can be subclassified based on anatomical location. We describe our experience with three patients suffering from symptomatic sternocostal slipping rib syndrome (SCSRS), a much less common variant of SRS. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of patients with SRS from 1988 to 2016. Described is our experience. RESULTS: Of 44 patients identified with SRS, three patients underwent operations for SCSRS variant...
December 6, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196881/gata-6-expression-is-decreased-in-diaphragmatic-and-pulmonary-mesenchyme-of-fetal-rats-with-nitrofen-induced-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
#19
Toshiaki Takahashi, Florian Friedmacher, Julia Zimmer, Prem Puri
PURPOSE: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and associated pulmonary hypoplasia are thought to be caused by a malformation of the underlying diaphragmatic and airway mesenchyme. GATA binding protein 6 (Gata-6) is a zinc finger-containing transcription factor that plays a crucial role during diaphragm and lung development. In the primordial diaphragm, Gata-6 expression is restricted to mesenchymal compartments of the pleuroperitoneal folds (PPFs). In addition, Gata-6 is essential for airway branching morphogenesis through upregulation of mesenchymal signaling...
December 2, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196880/role-of-intestinal-hsp70-in-barrier-maintenance-contribution-of-milk-to-the-induction-of-hsp70-2
#20
Rebecca M Rentea, Yuee Guo, Xiaorong Zhu, Mark W Musch, Eugene B Chang, David M Gourlay, Jennifer L Liedel
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a gastrointestinal disease of complex etiology resulting in devastating systemic inflammation and often death in premature newborns. We previously demonstrated that formula feeding inhibits ileal expression of heat shock protein-70 (Hsp70), a critical stress protein within the intestine. Barrier function for the premature intestine is critical. We sought to determine whether reduced Hsp70 protein expression increases neonatal intestinal permeability...
December 1, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
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