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Seminars in Pediatric Surgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550877/caustic-ingestion-in-children-a-review
#1
Marion Arnold, Alp Numanoglu
Various domestic or industrial chemicals may cause significant upper aerodigestive tract burns. Preventive measures should be up-scaled, especially in the developing world, to reduce the epidemic of accidental victims, largely unsupervised preschool children. External signs do not predict degree of injury. Non-invasive diagnostic screening includes radio-nuclear imaging, but early oesophago-gastroduodenoscopy remains the standard to predict stricture formation from circumferential submucosal scarring. Serial dilation is the mainstay of oesophageal stricture therapy, with oesophageal replacement reserved for severe refractory strictures...
April 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550876/neonatal-and-pediatric-esophageal-perforation
#2
Rebecca M Rentea, Shawn D St Peter
Esophageal perforation (EP) is a rare complication that is often iatrogenic in origin. In contrast with adult patients in whom surgical closure of the defect is preferred, nonoperative treatment has become a common therapeutic approach for EP in neonates and children. Principles of management pediatric EP includes rapid diagnosis, appropriate hemodynamic monitoring and support, antibiotic therapy, total parenteral nutrition, control of extraluminal contamination, and restoration of luminal integrity either through time or operative approaches...
April 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550875/esophageal-duplication-and-congenital-esophageal-stenosis
#3
A Francois Trappey, Shinjiro Hirose
Esophageal duplication and congenital esophageal stenosis (CES) may represent diseases with common embryologic etiologies, namely, faulty tracheoesophageal separation and differentiation. Here, we will re-enforce definitions for these diseases as well as review their embryology, diagnosis, and treatment.
April 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550874/long-gap-esophageal-atresia
#4
Hester F Shieh, Russell W Jennings
The management of long-gap esophageal atresia remains challenging with limited consensus on the definition, evaluation, and surgical approach to treatment. Efforts to preserve the native esophagus have been successful with delayed primary anastomosis and tension-based esophageal growth induction processes. Esophageal replacement is necessary in a minority of cases, with the conduit of choice and patient outcomes largely dependent on institutional expertise. Given the complexity of this patient population with significant morbidity, treatment and long-term follow-up are best done in multidisciplinary esophageal and airway treatment centers...
April 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550873/esophageal-atresia-and-tracheo-esophageal-fistula
#5
David C van der Zee, Stefaan H A Tytgat, Maud Y A van Herwaarden
Management of esophageal atresia has merged from correction of the anomaly to the complete spectrum of management of esophageal atresia and all its sequelae. It is the purpose of this article to give an overview of all aspects involved in taking care of patients with esophageal atresia between January 2011 and June 2016, as well as the patients who were referred from other centers. Esophageal atresia is a complex anomaly that has many aspects that have to be dealt with and complications to be solved. By centralizing these patients in centers of expertise it is believed that the best care can be given...
April 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550872/hiatal-and-paraesophageal-hernia-repair-in-pediatric-patients
#6
Erin M Garvey, Daniel J Ostlie
Hiatal and paraesophageal hernia (HH/PEH) can be congenital, resulting from embryologic abnormalities/genetic predisposition, or acquired, most commonly after gastroesophageal surgery such as fundoplication. Minimizing circumferential esophageal dissection at the time of Nissen fundoplication has been shown to decrease the risk of acquired HH/PEH from 36.5% to 12.2%. Gastrointestinal, respiratory, and constitutional symptoms, including anemia and failure to thrive, are common with high rates of associated gastroesophageal reflux...
April 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550871/gastroesophageal-reflux
#7
Bethany J Slater, Steven S Rothenberg
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a very common condition and affects approximately 7-20% of the pediatric population. Symptoms from pathological GERD include regurgitation, irritability when feeding, respiratory problems, and substernal pain. Treatment typically starts with dietary modifications and postural changes. Antireflux medications may then be added. Indications for operative management in the pediatric population include failure of medical therapy with poor weight gain or failure to thrive, continued respiratory symptoms, and complications such as esophagitis...
April 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550870/preface-esophageal-disorders
#8
EDITORIAL
Mark Wulcan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550869/achalasia
#9
Saleem Islam
Achalasia is a rare neurogenic motility disorder of the esophagus, occurring in approximately 0.11 cases per 100,000 children. The combination of problems (aperistalsis, hypertensive lower esophageal sphincter (LES), and lack of receptive LES relaxation) results in patients having symptoms of progressive dysphagia, weight loss, and regurgitation. Treatment modalities have evolved over the past few decades from balloon dilation and botulinum toxin injection to laparoscopic Heller myotomy and endoscopic myotomy...
April 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550868/esophageal-replacement
#10
Shaun M Kunisaki, Arnold G Coran
This article focuses on esophageal replacement as a surgical option for pediatric patients with end-stage esophageal disease. While it is obvious that the patient׳s own esophagus is the best esophagus, persisting with attempts to retain a native esophagus with no function and at all costs are futile and usually detrimental to the overall well-being of the child. In such cases, the esophagus should be abandoned, and the appropriate esophageal replacement is chosen for definitive reconstruction. We review the various types of conduits used for esophageal replacement and discuss the unique advantages and disadvantages that are relevant for clinical decision-making...
April 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302286/viscoelastic-hemostatic-assays-in-the-management-of-the-pediatric-trauma-patient
#11
Christine M Leeper, Barbara A Gaines
Viscoelastic hemostatic assays (VHA), such as TEG and ROTEM, are whole blood tests that depict functional coagulation both numerically and graphically. The development of rapid VHA technology, which allows for the first data points to result within minutes of test initiation, has increased the utility of these tests in the treatment of trauma patients. Both adult and pediatric centers have integrated VHAs into trauma resuscitation and transfusion protocols. Literature regarding the use of VHAs for injured children is limited...
February 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302285/the-use-of-telemedicine-in-the-care-of-the-pediatric-trauma-patient
#12
REVIEW
Paul T Kim, Richard A Falcone
Telemedicine is increasingly becoming an important part of the health care system as it has the potential to help deliver quality medical care to underserved areas. When implemented correctly, it can be a cost-effective way of expanding access to excellent medical care. However, because it is a relatively new and quickly changing field, there are multiple issues and challenges that need to be addressed. This article reviews the current literature on various modalities of telemedicine, evidence for teletrauma, and challenges and barriers related to telemedicine...
February 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302284/hospital-based-screening-tools-in-the-identification-of-non-accidental-trauma
#13
Dani O Gonzalez, Katherine J Deans
Over 700,000 children are victims of abuse and neglect each year in the United States. Effective screening programs that entail broad capture of suspected non-accidental trauma (NAT) may help to identify sentinel injuries. This can facilitate earlier detection and psychosocial interventions in hopes of decreasing recurrent NAT, which confers a higher mortality rate. The purpose of this article is to outline essential components of hospital-based NAT screening tools and highlight existing programs. In general, these tools should include several components: education sessions for healthcare providers on how to identify signs of NAT, automated notes or checklists within the electronic medical record to prompt specialty referrals, and a multidisciplinary team of experts that can address the needs of these children in the acute care setting...
February 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302283/pediatric-thoracic-trauma-current-trends
#14
REVIEW
Erik G Pearson, Caitlin A Fitzgerald, Matthew T Santore
Pediatric thoracic trauma is relatively uncommon but results in disproportionately high levels of morbidity and mortality when compared with other traumatic injuries. These injuries are often more devastating due to differences in children׳s anatomy and physiology relative to adult patients. A high index of suspicion is of utmost importance at the time of presentation because many significant thoracic injuries will have no external signs of injury. With proper recognition and management of these injuries, there is an associated improved long-term outcome...
February 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302282/traumatic-pelvic-fractures-in-children-and-adolescents
#15
Christopher J DeFrancesco, Wudbhav N Sankar
Although traumatic pelvic fractures in children are relatively rare, these injuries are identified in about 5% of children admitted to level 1 trauma centers after blunt trauma.(1-4) Such injuries differ from adult pelvic fractures in important ways and require distinct strategies for management. While the associated mortality rate for children with pelvic fractures is much lower than that for adults, the patient may require urgent surgical intervention for associated life-threatening injuries such as head trauma and abdominal injury...
February 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302281/the-art-and-science-of-pediatric-damage-control
#16
REVIEW
Anthony Tran, Brendan T Campbell
Damage control is a surgical strategy that has evolved and expanded considerably over the past 25 years. The approach was initially developed as a "bail out" procedure to control bleeding with severe abdominal injuries in the setting of unmitigated hemorrhagic shock. Damage control is now more broadly applied as a comprehensive management plan for the resuscitation and surgical treatment of injured patients with exhausted physiologic and metabolic reserve. This article reviews the most current concepts in damage control that are important and relevant to the practicing pediatric surgeon...
February 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302280/blunt-cerebrovascular-injury-in-children
#17
REVIEW
Stephen J Fenton, Robert J Bollo
Blunt cerebrovascular injury in children is an uncommon occurrence that if missed and left untreated can result in devastating long-term neurologic consequences. Diagnosis can be readily obtained by a computed tomographic angiogram of the head and neck. If confirmed, treatment with antithrombotic therapy dramatically reduces the risk of a cerebrovascular accident. The difficulty lies in determining which child should be screened for such an injury. Several institutions have come up with criteria for screening...
February 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302279/venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-in-the-pediatric-trauma-patient
#18
REVIEW
John K Petty
Although venous thromboembolism (VTE) occurs in less than 1% of hospitalized pediatric trauma patients, care providers must make decisions about VTE prophylaxis on a daily basis. The consequences of VTE are significant; the risks of developing VTE are variable; and the effectiveness of prophylaxis against VTE is not conclusive in children. While the value of VTE prophylaxis is well defined in adult trauma care, it is unclear how this translates to the care of injured children. This review evaluates the incidence and risks of VTE in pediatric trauma and assesses the merits of prophylaxis in children...
February 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302278/preface
#19
EDITORIAL
Michael L Nance
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989365/complications-in-common-general-pediatric-surgery-procedures
#20
REVIEW
Maria E Linnaus, Daniel J Ostlie
Complications related to general pediatric surgery procedures are a major concern for pediatric surgeons and their patients. Although infrequent, when they occur the consequences can lead to significant morbidity and psychosocial stress. The purpose of this article is to discuss the common complications encountered during several common pediatric general surgery procedures including inguinal hernia repair (open and laparoscopic), umbilical hernia repair, laparoscopic pyloromyotomy, and laparoscopic appendectomy...
December 2016: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
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