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Seminars in Pediatric Surgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302286/viscoelastic-hemostatic-assays-in-the-management-of-the-pediatric-trauma-patient
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989364/complications-in-the-surgical-management-of-children-with-malignant-solid-tumors
#11
REVIEW
Andrew M Davidoff, Israel Fernandez-Pineda
With improvement in the outcomes for children with cancer has come an increasing focus on minimizing the morbidity from therapeutic interventions, including surgical procedures, while continuing to have a high likelihood of cure. Thus, an appreciation for the potential complications of surgery, both acute and long term, is critical when considering the risks and benefits of any procedure performed on a child with cancer. Although not meant to be an exhaustive review, here we discuss the most common and significant surgical complications that may occur when performing diagnostic, therapeutic, or supportive procedures in children with the most common malignant solid tumors...
December 2016: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989363/complications-in-pediatric-hepatobiliary-surgery
#12
REVIEW
Gabriella Grisotti, Robert A Cowles
This review highlights the complications and their risk factors encountered in pediatric hepatobiliary surgery, specifically in the context of pediatric hepatic resection, excision of choledochal cyst, and the Kasai hepatoportoenterostomy procedure for biliary atresia as well as other procedures potentially affecting the biliary tree. With the understanding that these are relatively rare procedures, case reports and small case series are included in addition to larger series when available. The review focuses on publications in English over the past 15 years...
December 2016: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989362/complications-in-colorectal-surgery
#13
REVIEW
Jason S Frischer, Beth Rymeski
Colorectal pediatric surgery is a diverse field that encompasses many different procedures. The pullthrough for Hirschsprung disease, the posterior sagittal anorectoplasty for anorectal malformations including complex cloaca reconstructions and the ileal pouch anal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis and familial adenomatous polyposis present some of the most technically challenging procedures pediatric surgeons undertake. Many children prevail successfully following these surgical interventions, however, a small number of patients suffer from complications following these procedures...
December 2016: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989361/complications-in-pediatric-enteral-and-vascular-access
#14
REVIEW
James S Farrelly, David H Stitelman
Obtaining reliable enteral and vascular access constitutes a significant fraction of a pediatric surgeon׳s job. Multiple approaches are available. Given the complicated nature of this patient population multiple complications can also occur. This article discusses the various techniques and potential complications associated with short- and long-term enteral and vascular access.
December 2016: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989360/complications-in-neonatal-surgery
#15
REVIEW
Mauricio A Escobar, Michael G Caty
Neonatal surgery is recognized as an independent discipline in general surgery, requiring the expertise of pediatric surgeons to optimize outcomes in infants with surgical conditions. Survival following neonatal surgery has improved dramatically in the past 60 years. Improvements in pediatric surgical outcomes are in part attributable to improved understanding of neonatal physiology, specialized pediatric anesthesia, neonatal critical care including sophisticated cardiopulmonary support, utilization of parenteral nutrition and adjustments in fluid management, refinement of surgical technique, and advances in surgical technology including minimally invasive options...
December 2016: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989359/complications-in-head-and-neck-surgery
#16
REVIEW
Emily Christison-Lagay
Head and neck anatomy is topographically complex and the region is densely populated by vital nerves and vascular and lymphatic structures. Injury to many of these structures is associated with significant morbidity and may even be fatal. A thorough knowledge of regional anatomy is imperative and complications need to be managed in a thoughtful directed manner. The pediatric surgeon may be called upon to address both congenital and acquired conditions and should be prepared to encounter reoperative fields after failed initial surgery...
December 2016: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989358/preface
#17
EDITORIAL
Michael G Caty, Robert A Cowles
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955738/evidence-based-paediatric-surgical-oncology
#18
REVIEW
Paul D Losty
Surgeons play a pivotal role in the decision-making and multidisciplinary management of childhood solid tumours.(1) Evidence-based medicine-"aims to optimise decision making by emphasising on the use of best evidence from well-designed conducted research." This article offers a brief overview in an effort to demonstrate how a selection of well-conducted, recently published studies can help address some topical and controversial themes in paediatric surgical oncology practice.
October 2016: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955737/palliative-care-and-pediatric-surgical-oncology
#19
REVIEW
Alessandro Inserra, Alessandra Narciso, Guglielmo Paolantonio, Raffaella Messina, Alessandro Crocoli
Survival rate for childhood cancer has increased in recent years, reaching as high as 70% in developed countries compared with 54% for all cancers diagnosed in the 1980s. In the remaining 30%, progression or metastatic disease leads to death and in this framework palliative care has an outstanding role though not well settled in all its facets. In this landscape, surgery has a supportive actor role integrated with other welfare aspects from which are not severable. The definition of surgical palliation has moved from the ancient definition of noncurative surgery to a group of practices performed not to cure but to alleviate an organ dysfunction offering the best quality of life possible in all the aspects of life (pain, dysfunctions, caregivers, psychosocial, etc...
October 2016: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955736/fertility-considerations-and-the-pediatric-oncology-patient
#20
REVIEW
Raffoul Lara, Capito Carmen, Sarnacki Sabine
Recent years have witnessed marked improvement in cytotoxic treatments with a parallel increase in patient survival. Despite efforts done to minimize long-term side effects of these treatment regimens, it is estimated that 40% of survivors of pediatric cancer will suffer from those. Some will be mild whereas others such as impaired fertility will be a heavy load on parents׳ expectations and patient׳s quality of life. Gonadal damage and severe loss of function is not a rare condition among children cured for cancer...
October 2016: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
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