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#1
Uri Ilan, Avigail Davidov, Joseph Mendlovic, Giora Weiser
Medical clowns have an important role in helping patients cope with their pain and distress. This is especially true in the pediatric population. However, their activity in a disaster area is unheard of. Following the Nepal earthquake in 2015, the Israeli field hospital set up in Kathmandu, Nepal was joined by five volunteer medical clowns. They were active in all parts of the field hospital. Following the hospital's activity, an online questionnaire was sent to the field hospital members to assess the impact of medical clowning on the hospital in general and its members' individual performance...
September 22, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932935/a-mixed-methods-evaluation-of-paediatric-trainee-preparedness-to-manage-cardiopulmonary-arrests
#2
Órla Walsh, Sinéad Lydon, Paul O'Connor
Paediatric cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA) survival rates are strongly linked to the training of the doctors responding to the event. This study sought to characterise the level of experience in managing CPAs among paediatric trainees and to investigate the nontechnical (NTS) required to effectively lead a paediatric CPA team. A mixed-methods research design was used. For the quantitative phase, a questionnaire was developed to assess training, confidence, and experiences related to CPA management. During the qualitative phase, 17 paediatric trainees participated in a series of critical incident technique (CIT) interviews to explore the NTS used during the management of paediatric CPAs...
September 21, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929227/genetic-predisposition-in-children-with-cancer-affected-families-acceptance-of-trio-wes
#3
Triantafyllia Brozou, Julia Taeubner, Eunike Velleuer, Martin Dugas, Dagmar Wieczorek, Arndt Borkhardt, Michaela Kuhlen
A considerable percentage of childhood cancers are due to cancer predisposition syndromes (CPS). The ratio of CPSs caused by inherited versus de novo germline mutations and the risk of recurrence in other children are unknown. We initiated a prospective study performing whole-exome sequencing (WES) of parent-child trios in children newly diagnosed with cancer. We initially aimed to determine the interest in and acceptance of trio WES among affected families and to systematically collect demographic, medical, and family history data to analyze whether these point to an underlying CPS...
September 19, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921382/the-association-between-infantile-postural-asymmetry-and-unsettled-behaviour-in-babies
#4
Julie Ellwood, Michael Ford, Alf Nicholson
Unsettled infant behaviour is a common problem of infancy without known aetiology or clearly effective management. Some manual therapists propose that musculoskeletal dysfunction contributes to unsettled infant behaviour, yet reported improvement following treatment is anecdotal. The infantile postural asymmetry measurement scale is a tool which measures infantile asymmetry, a form of musculoskeletal dysfunction. The first part of the study aimed to investigate its reliability and validity for measuring infantile postural asymmetry...
September 18, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921175/routine-gastric-residual-volume-measurement-and-energy-target-achievement-in-the-picu-a-comparison-study
#5
Lyvonne N Tume, Anna Bickerdike, Lynne Latten, Simon Davies, Madeleine H Lefèvre, Gaëlle W Nicolas, Frédéric V Valla
Critically ill children frequently fail to achieve adequate energy intake, and some care practices, such as the measurement of gastric residual volume (GRV), may contribute to this problem. We compared outcomes in two similar European Paediatric Intensive Care Units (PICUs): one which routinely measures GRV (PICU-GRV) to one unit that does not (PICU-noGRV). An observational pilot comparison study was undertaken. Eighty-seven children were included in the study, 42 (PICU-GRV) and 45 (PICU-noGRV). There were no significant differences in the percentage of energy targets achieved in the first 4 days of PICU admission although PICU-noGRV showed more consistent delivery of median (and IQR) energy targets and less under and over feeding for PICU-GRV and PICU-noGRV: day 1 37 (14-72) vs 44 (0-100), day 2 97 (53-126) vs 100 (100-100), day 3 84 (45-112) vs 100 (100-100) and day 4 101 (63-124) vs 100 (100-100)...
September 18, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914355/nasal-injury-and-comfort-with-jet-versus-bubble-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-delivery-systems-in-preterm-infants-with-respiratory-distress
#6
Jafar Khan, Venkataseshan Sundaram, Srinivas Murki, Anuj Bhatti, Shiv Sajan Saini, Praveen Kumar
Nasal injuries with use of nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) range from blanching of nasal tip to septal necrosis and septal drop. This analysis was done in preterm neonates of < 34-week gestation, who received nasal CPAP as primary support as part of a randomized trial comparing Jet device with Bubble device for delivery of CPAP, both through nasal prongs of different structure, make and fixation methods. Nasal injury was assessed using a validated nasal injury score. Out of 170 neonates enrolled, 103 (61%) had nasal injuries; moderate and severe injuries were observed in 18 (11%) and 8 (5%) infants, respectively...
September 15, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913714/high-transient-colonization-by-pneumocystis-jirovecii-between-mothers-and-newborn
#7
Cristian Vera, Yudy A Aguilar, Lázaro A Vélez, Zulma Vanessa Rueda
The aim of the study was to explore the frequency and dynamics of acquisition and colonization of Pneumocystis jirovecii among neonates, as well as the epidemiological and genotypic characteristics in mother-child binomial. In a prospective enrolled cohort of women in their third trimester of pregnancy, nasopharyngeal swabs (NPS) and clinical and epidemiological data were collected at four different times: 17 days, 2nd, 4th, and 6th month of life of the newborn. P. jirovecii was detected by nested-PCR for the mtLSU-rRNA gene in each NPS; the genotypes were determined amplifying four genes...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913615/course-of-acute-nonspecific-mesenteric-lymphadenitis-single-center-experience
#8
Cecilia Benetti, Elisa Conficconi, Flurim Hamitaga, Marina Wyttenbach, Sebastiano A G Lava, Gregorio P Milani, Mario G Bianchetti, Giacomo D Simonetti, Rossana Helbling
Available reports dealing with acute nonspecific mesenteric lymphadenitis do not address the total duration of symptoms. However, it is commonly assumed a time for recovery ≤ 4 weeks. The purpose of this report was to investigate the course of acute nonspecific mesenteric lymphadenitis in childhood. A review was made of the patients aged ≤ 16 years in whom the diagnosis of acute nonspecific mesenteric lymphadenitis was established between 2011 and 2015 at the Pediatric Emergency Unit. The records of the Pediatric Emergency Unit, those of the referring family doctors, and the results of a structured telephone interview with each family were used...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913555/outcome-of-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-diagnosed-prenatally
#9
Bérengère Francois, Fréderic Gottrand, Alain Lachaux, Corinne Boyer, Bernard Benoit, Stéphanie De Smet
We analyzed the characteristics of the population with congenital portosystemic shunt diagnosed during the antenatal period and the organization of their perinatal care. This multicentric retrospective study included all the patients with a prenatal diagnosis of congenital portosystemic shunt. Between 1999 and 2015, 12 patients were included. Prenatal diagnosis was done at a median 26.5 weeks of gestation (21-34). All the patients presented intrahepatic CPSS, three of them had associated congenital cardiopathy, and one a Bannayan-Zonana syndrome...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890989/association-between-maternal-nonresponsive-feeding-practice-and-child-s-eating-behavior-and-weight-status-children-aged-1-to-6%C3%A2-years
#10
Chunmei Shi, Nan Li, Jing Dong, Li Wang, Xiling Li, Chenbo Ji, Xingyun Wang, Xia Chi, Xirong Guo, Meiling Tong, Min Zhang
The purposes of this study are to investigate the prevalence of nonresponsive feeding practice (NRFP) and child's eating behavior (CEB) and to explore the hypothetical association between child's weight status, NRFP and CEB for 1- to 6-year-old children. In this study, 2423 caregivers of 1- to 6-year-old children are from the Nanjing Maternal and Child Health Hospital who completed the self-report questionnaires about their NRFP and CEB as well as their children's sociodemographic data. Chi-square test and multiple regression analyses were used to examine the correlation between child's weight status and NRFP and CEB...
September 11, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891004/cerebral-imaging-and-neurodevelopmental-outcome-after-entero-and-human-parechovirus-sepsis-in-young-infants
#11
Eveline P de Jong, Herma C Holscher, Sylke J Steggerda, Jeanine M M Van Klink, Erika P M van Elzakker, Enrico Lopriore, Frans J Walther, Frank Brus
Enterovirus (EV) and human parechovirus (HPeV) are major causes of sepsis-like illness in infants under 90 days of age and have been identified as neurotropic. Studies about acute and long-term neurodevelopment in infants with sepsis-like illness without the need for intensive care are few. This study investigates cerebral imaging and neurodevelopmental outcome following EV and HPeV infection in these infants. We studied infants under 90 days of age who were admitted to a medium care unit with proven EV- or HPeV-induced sepsis-like illness...
September 10, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889192/the-economic-impact-of-prematurity-and-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
#12
María Álvarez-Fuente, Luis Arruza, Marta Muro, Carlos Zozaya, Alejandro Avila, Paloma López-Ortego, Carmen González-Armengod, Alba Torrent, Jose Luis Gavilán, María Jesús Del Cerro
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is one of the most serious chronic lung diseases in infancy and one of the most important sequels of premature birth (prevalence of 15-50%). Our objective was to estimate the cost of BPD of one preterm baby, with no other major prematurity-related complications, during the first 2 years of life in Spain. Data from the Spanish Ministry of Health regarding costs of diagnosis-related group of preterm birth, hospital admissions and visits, palivizumab administration, and oxygen therapy in the year 2013 were analyzed...
September 9, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879564/the-effect-of-breathing-on-ductus-arteriosus-blood-flow-directly-after-birth
#13
Jeroen J van Vonderen, Arno A W Roest, Frans J C Klumper, Stuart B Hooper, Arjan B Te Pas
Spontaneous breathing at birth influences ductus arteriosus (DA) flow. This study quantifies the effect of breathing on DA shunting directly after birth. In healthy term infants born by elective cesarean section, simultaneous measurements of DA shunting and tidal volumes during spontaneous breathing were performed at 2-5, 5-8, and 10-13 min after birth. Eight infants with a mean (SD) gestational age of 40 (1) weeks and 3216 (616) grams were studied. Inspiratory tidal volume was 5.8 (3.3-7.7), 5.7 (4.0-7.1), and 5...
September 7, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879515/testicular-adrenal-rest-tumors-in-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-cross-sectional-study-of-51-croatian-male-patients
#14
Miroslav Dumic, Vlatko Duspara, Zorana Grubic, Sasa Kralik Oguic, Veselin Skrabic, Vesna Kusec
Testicular adrenal rest tumors (TARTs) are common cause of infertility in males with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). We studied the role of genotype and disease regulation on TART development, their impact on gonadal function, and frequency in 47 21-hydroxylase deficiency (21-OHD) and four 11-hydroxylase deficiency (11-OHD) male patients. Testicular ultrasound (TU), genotype, hormonal measurement in 51, and spermiogram in five patients were performed. TARTs were detected in 14 SW21-OHD and one 11-OHD patient: 1/8 patients aged <7 years (1...
September 6, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875393/eap-viewpoint-on-unpublished-data-from-paediatric-clinical-trials
#15
LETTER
L Schrier, K Illy, A Valiulis, C Wyder, T Stiris
European children and paediatricians rely heavily on the fair, complete and timely publication of data obtained from paediatric randomised controlled trials (RCTs). Selective publication and reporting of paediatric RCTs is common practice. Industry-sponsored trials are more likely to remain unpublished, and take longer to get published compared with trials sponsored by others. However, also academic sponsors contribute to inefficiencies in publishing clinical data. Publication bias violates the ethical obligation that investigators have towards study participants, leads to considerable inefficiencies in research and a waste of financial and human resources, and has the potential to distort evidence for treatment approaches...
September 5, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871487/fabry-disease-in-children-a-federal-screening-programme-in-russia
#16
Leyla Seymurovna Namazova-Baranova, Alexander Alexandrovich Baranov, Aleksander Alekseevich Pushkov, Kirill Victorovich Savostyanov
Our objective was to examine the prevalence of Fabry disease in Russian children with chronic pain in the distal limbs. This non-interventional, multi-centre study included children 2-18 years of age with chronic recurrent unilateral or bilateral pain, burning, or acroparesthesia in the hands or feet. The presence of Fabry disease was defined by abnormal alpha-galactosidase A activity in males or alpha-galactosidase gene (GLA) mutation in females. Among 214 patients (110 males), 84.1% had bilateral limb pain and 31...
September 4, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861606/attention-capacity-in-european-adolescents-role-of-different-health-related-factors-the-helena-study
#17
Irene Esteban-Cornejo, Cristina Cadenas-Sanchez, Jérémy Vanhelst, Nathalie Michels, Christina-Paulina Lambrinou, Marcela González-Gross, Kurt Widhalm, Mathilde Kersting, Alejandro de la O Puerta, Anthony Kafatos, Luis A Moreno, Francisco B Ortega
We compared the level of attention capacity between adolescents from the center and south of Europe. The study included 627 European adolescents (54% girls), aged 12.5-17.5 years, who participated in the HELENA Study. The d2 Test of Attention was administered to assess attention capacity. The main results showed that adolescents from the south of Europe had significantly higher score in attention capacity compared with adolescents from central Europe (score + 8.1; 95%CI, 2.44-13.61) after adjustment for age, sex, socioeconomic indicators, body mass index, cardiorespiratory fitness and diet quality index (p = 0...
August 31, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856426/genital-lichen-sclerosus-in-childhood-and-adolescence-a-retrospective-case-series-of-15-patients-early-diagnosis-is-crucial-to-avoid-long-term-sequelae
#18
Ioannis Nerantzoulis, Themistoklis Grigoriadis, Lina Michala
Lichen sclerosus is a chronic skin disease, mainly localised at the introitus and perineum. When the condition remains untreated, gradual atrophy of skin structures leads to permanent scarring, making early diagnosis and treatment crucial. We reviewed all patients diagnosed with lichen sclerosus presenting to a tertiary referral centre for paediatric and adolescent gynaecology between January 2011 and December 2015 to assess disease presentation and response to treatment. We identified 15 cases, with a mean age at diagnosis of 8...
August 30, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852771/early-severe-anemia-as-the-first-sign-of-cystic-fibrosis
#19
LETTER
Melodie Olivia Loredana Rosa Aricò, S Ielo, L Palma, M Maschio, L Lubrano, A Pietrobelli, D Degani, C D'Orazio
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 30, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852864/epidemiological-factors-related-to-hospitalization-due-to-influenza-in-children-below-6%C3%A2-months-of-age
#20
J Bustamante, I Calzado, T Sainz, C Calvo, T Del Rosal, A Méndez-Echevarría
The aim of this study was to address the epidemiological factors associated to hospital admissions due to influenza in infants younger than 6 months. A case-control study was performed in a tertiary hospital in Spain. Cases were infants under 6 months of age without comorbidities who were admitted due to influenza between October 2010 and March 2015. Controls were healthy infants younger than 6 months who were hospitalized due to non-respiratory illness or non-infectious diseases (urinary tract infection was included as controls)...
August 29, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
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