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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444360/role-of-early-onset-neutropenia-in-development-of-candidemia-in-premature-infants
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Nermin Ramy, Mohamed Hashim, Heba Abou Hussein, Happy Sawires, Maha Gaafar, Ayat El Maghraby
Background: The aim of the study was to assess the effect of early-onset neutropenia (EON) on the development of candidemia in premature infants and evaluate other risk factors. Materials and Methods: This prospective study was carried out in a neonatal intensive care unit of Cairo University Hospital. Fifty neutropenic premature infants were matched to 50 non-neutropenics. Subjects were then regrouped into candidemics and non-candidemics to study other risk factors such as central venous catheters, mechanical ventilation, parenteral nutrition, drugs as corticosteroids and others...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444362/burden-of-severe-acute-malnutrition-in-under-five-children-2-59%C3%A2-months-admitted-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-of-delhi
#2
Alka Mathur, Geetanjali Tahilramani, Sonia Makhija, Veena Devgan
Objective: The aim of the present study is to assess the burden of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and other malnutrition in a tertiary care hospital in Delhi. Methods: All patients aged 2-59 months admitted from August 2012 to July 2014 were screened for malnutrition by anthropometry using standard techniques, and SAM was diagnosed as per guidelines [1, 2]. Results: During the study period, 4520 children of age 2-59 months were admitted and complete data of 4354 children were available, which were analysed...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444295/features-of-dengue-and-chikungunya-infections-of-colombian-children-under-24%C3%A2-months-of-age-admitted-to-the-emergency-department
#3
Angel Paternina-Caicedo, Fernando De la Hoz-Restrepo, Fredi Díaz-Quijano, William Caicedo-Torres, María Auxiliadora Badillo-Viloria, Doris Bula-Anichiarico, Nelson Alvis-Guzmán, Salim Mattar, Dagna Constenla, Hernando Pinzón-Redondo
We aimed to assess clinical and laboratory differences between dengue and chikungunya in children <24 months of age in a comparative study. We collected retrospective clinical and laboratory data confirmed by NS1/IgM for dengue for 19 months (1 January 2013 to 17 August 2014). Prospective data for chikungunya confirmed by real-time polymerase chain reaction were collected for 4 months (22 September 2014-14 December 2014). Sensitivity and specificity [with 95% confidence interval (CI)] were reported for each disease diagnosis...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444291/pasteurella-aerogenes-as-an-asymptomatic-bacteriuria-agent
#4
Demet Alaygut, Aynur Engin
'Asymptomatic bacteriuria' (ASB) is isolation of a specified quantitative count of bacteria in an appropriately collected urine specimen obtained from a person without symptoms or signs referable to urinary infection. Catheterized specimens are less likely to be contaminated compared with voided specimens; therefore, positive cultures of catheterized specimens are more likely to reflect true bladder bacteriuria even with low colony counts. The common pathogens for ASB are Escherichia coli, Klebsiella and Streptococcus spp...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444318/psychiatric-morbidity-in-children-with-hiv-aids-at-a-tertiary-health-institution-in-north-central-nigeria
#5
Mary Oluwatosin Adefalu, Mosunmola Florence Tunde-Ayinmode, Baba Awoye Issa, Adewole Adebola Adefalu, Seleemat Ajoke Adepoju
Introduction: Children with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection are living longer with the infection and are at risk of different complications. We assessed for the prevalence of and associated factors for psychiatric morbidity among HIV-infected children in a tertiary facility in Ilorin, Nigeria. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional, two-staged study involving 196 HIV-positive children (6-17 years). A semi-structured questionnaire and psychological instruments were used for the study...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431170/early-total-enteral-feeding-in-stable-very-low-birth-weight-infants-a-before-and-after-study
#6
Sushma Nangia, Amit Bishnoi, Ankita Goel, Piali Mandal, Soumya Tiwari, Arvind Saili
Background: Fear of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) has perpetuated delayed initiation and slow advancement of enteral feeding in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants with inherent risks of parenteral alimentation. The objective of this study was to assess effect of early total enteral feeding (ETEF) on day of achievement of full enteral feeds, feed intolerance, NEC and sepsis. Methods: In total, 208 stable VLBW neonates (28-34 weeks) admitted during 6 month periods of three consecutive years were enrolled...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419373/trends-in-the-prevalence-of-morbid-obesity-among-children-and-adolescents-in-shandong-china-1995-2014
#7
Ying-Xiu Zhang, Zun-Hua Chu, Su-Yun Li, Jin-Shan Zhao, Jing-Yang Zhou
Background: : Childhood obesity has increased dramatically during the past decades; however, data on the prevalence of morbid obesity is limited. The present study examined the prevalent trends in morbid obesity among children and adolescents during the past 19 years (1995-2014) in Shandong, China. Methods: : Data for this study were obtained from five cross-sectional surveys (1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2014) of schoolchildren in Shandong Province, China. A total of 41 500 students aged 7-18 years were included in this study...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419362/obesity-as-a-presentation-of-munchausen-syndrome-by-proxy
#8
Carlos Alberto Nogueira-de-Almeida, Carla Cristina J N de Almeida, Natália Inocêncio Pereira, Nilton Antonio de Souza Filho, Valmir Aparecido de Oliveira
Objective: To describe a case of an obese child whose weight gain was related to the Munchausen Syndrome by proxy (MSP). Methods: This is a case report including information regarding the child's clinical history and the mother's behavior. The common features of the syndrome are confronted with the description of the case, seeking to demonstrate the similarities. Results: The description ratifies the diagnosis based on the signs and symptoms presented by the child (<5 years old, frequent contacts with health system, symptoms witnessed only by the mother, confusing findings, not helped by treatments, emotionally distant father) and the attitude of the mother (concerned, interested in procedures, comfortable in the medical setting, higher medical knowledge, hostile when thwarted)...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419335/transfer-of-the-sick-neonate-what-is-needed
#9
Anuradha Bose
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April 17, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369652/early-versus-late-enteral-feeding-in-preterm-intrauterine-growth-restricted-neonates-with-antenatal-doppler-abnormalities-an-open-label-randomized-trial
#10
Vishal Vishnu Tewari, Sachin Kumar Dubey, Reema Kumar, Shakti Vardhan, C M Sreedhar, Girish Gupta
Background of the study: Enteral feeding in preterm neonates with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and absent or reversed end diastolic flow (AREDF) on umbilical artery (UA) Doppler is delayed owing to an increased risk of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Delaying enteral feeding with longer duration of parenteral nutrition (PN) carries an increased risk of sepsis. Objectives: To study early versus late feeding in preterm IUGR neonates for time required to attain sufficient feed volume to discontinue PN and increased risk of NEC or feed intolerance (FI)...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369634/analgesic-efficacy-of-oral-dextrose-and-breast-milk-during-nasopharyngeal-suctioning-of-preterm-infants-on-cpap-a-blinded-randomized-controlled-trial
#11
Luvena Rodrigues, Saudamini V Nesargi, Maneka Fernandes, A Shashidhar, Suman P N Rao, Swarnarekha Bhat
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) requires nasopharyngeal suctioning for airway patency, which is painful. Other procedures have used breast milk and 25% dextrose as analgesics. We aimed to compare their analgesic efficacy during nasopharyngeal suctioning in preterm neonates on CPAP. In this blinded randomized controlled trial, babies received 25% dextrose or breast milk orally. Pain before, during and after was assessed using the Premature Infant Pain Profile (PIPP) score. Analysis was done for 40 babies...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334813/construction-of-ductal-diameter-centiles-in-the-first-24%C3%A2-h-of-life-and-their-relation-to-cerebral-blood-flow-in-neonates-weighing-less-than-1250%C3%A2-g-in-the-first-24%C3%A2-h-of-life
#12
Sunil Pawar, Deepak Sharma, Srinivas Murki, Sreeram Subramaniam, Hemashree Kandraju
Aims and objectives: To evaluate the ductal diameter centiles in the first 24 h of life and their relation to cerebral blood flow in neonates weighing <1250 g in the first 24 h of life. Method and material: This prospective observational cohort study enrolled 44 infants with birth weight <1250 g. Two-dimensional echocardiography and color Doppler were performed within the first 12 h of life and were repeated again in the next 12 h of life to assess the ductal size and middle cerebral artery (MCA) flows [peak systolic velocity (PSV), end diastolic velocity (EDV), mean velocity (MV) and pulsatility index (PI)]...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335029/the-challenge-of-assessing-microcephaly-in-the-context-of-the-zika-virus-epidemic
#13
Llorenç Quintó, Alberto L García-Basteiro, Azucena Bardají, Raquel González, Norma Padilla, Flor E Martinez-Espinosa, Myriam Arévalo-Herrera, Eusébio Macete, Clara Menéndez
The present article examines the impact of the current limitations of the microcephaly definition in the context of the Zika virus outbreak. It highlights its dependence on the method used for determining gestational age and other anthropometric parameters, and includes original results of prevalence of microcephaly in four countries from two different continents (Mozambique, Brazil, Guatemala and Colombia). Alternative definitions of microcephaly are proposed to allow the identification of true cases of microcephaly in a more accurate manner...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334968/postoperative-stridor-following-repair-of-tracheoesophageal-fistula-a-case-report
#14
Showkat Hussain Tali, Nandkishore Shrikishanji Kabra, Javed Ahmed, Jui Mandke, Haribalakrishna Balasubramanian, Manohar Shaan, Swarup Kumar Dash, Shagufta Yousuf
We report a case of prolonged post-operative stridor in a full-term neonate who was operated for tracheoesophageal fistula. Initial evaluation including an endoscopy and contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan was normal. Repeat endoscopic evaluation under anesthesia revealed tight aryepiglottic folds. Aryepiglottic split was performed and stridor improved dramatically. Tight aryepiglottic folds should be kept in differential diagnosis in a case of postoperative stridor in an infant.
March 8, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334944/recent-trends-in-body-mass-index-and-waist-circumference-among-children-and-adolescents-in-shandong-china
#15
Ying-Xiu Zhang, Shu-Rong Wang, Min Chen, Yan Cheng
Background: The present study examined the recent trends in body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC), and the prevalence of general and abdominal obesity among children and adolescents in Shandong, China. Methods: Data for this study were obtained from two cross-sectional surveys of schoolchildren carried out in 2010 and 2014 in Shandong Province, China. A total of 72 755 students aged 7-18 years were included in this study. The BMI cutoff points recommended by the International Obesity Task Force were used to define overweight and general obesity...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334898/changing-knowledge-and-practices-of-mothers-on-newborn-care-through-mother-class-an-intervention-study-in-indonesia
#16
Narila Mutia Nasir, Yuli Amran, Yasuhide Nakamura
Poor knowledge and practices of newborn care may contribute to high neonatal mortality. This study aims to analyze the effect of prenatal education, namely 'mother class', on knowledge and practices of newborn care among mothers in Tangerang Selatan District, Indonesia. An intervention study with a quasi-experimental design was conducted. Using a questionnaire, 427 mothers were interviewed: an intervention group (n = 214) that attended mother class and a control group (n = 213) that had not. A home visit followed the intervention to assess newborn care practices...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334949/mycoplasma-hominis-ureaplasma-urealyticum-and-chlamydia-trachomatis-respiratory-colonization-in-malaysian-preterm-infants
#17
Khuen Foong Ng, Kah Kee Tan, Mi-Chelle Chok, Nurul Zamil Mohd Muzzamil, Pauline Choo, Umathevi Paramasivam, Marlindawati Mohd Ali, Jun Yan Goh, Wan Ying Gan
This prospective observational study aims to determine the incidence, predictors and clinical features of Mycoplasma hominis (MH), Ureaplasma urealyticum (UU) and Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) respiratory colonization in infants <37 weeks of gestation. A total of 200 preterm newborns admitted to a tertiary center in Malaysia between 2013 and 2015 for increased breathing effort had their respiratory secretions tested for these bacteria by polymerase chain reaction. Fifteen of the 200 (7.5%) infants were detected to have these organisms in their respiratory tracts...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334885/full-volume-isotonic-0-9-vs-two-thirds-volume-hypotonic-0-18-intravenous-maintenance-fluids-in-preventing-hyponatremia-in-children-admitted-to-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-a-randomized-controlled-study
#18
Raksha S K, B Dakshayani, Premalatha R
Background: : We aimed to compare the effect of two different intravenous fluid regimes on the incidence of hyponatremia in children. Methods: : Children 1 month to 18 years of age, admitted to pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) of a tertiary care medical college hospital were randomized to receive either isotonic fluid (0.9% saline in 5% dextrose) at the standard maintenance rate or hypotonic fluid (0.18% saline in 5% dextrose) at two-thirds of the standard maintenance rate...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334811/causes-and-predictors-of-neonatal-post-neonatal-and-maternal-deaths-in-india-analysis-of-a-nationwide-district-level-household-survey-4-dlhs-4-2012-13
#19
Jaya P Tripathy, Sanskruti Mishra
Introduction: There is lack of reliable mortality estimates in India about maternal, neonatal and infant deaths. As we move towards achieving the targets under Sustainable Development Goals, information on cause of death is essential to prioritize our resources and planning. Therefore, the present study describes the causes and characteristics of neonatal, post-neonatal and maternal deaths in India. Methods: The study analysed nationwide District-Level Household Survey-4 conducted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, in 2014...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334789/comparative-evaluation-of-norovirus-infection-in-children-with-acute-gastroenteritis-by-rapid-immunochromatographic-test-rt-pcr-and-real-time-rt-pcr
#20
Kattareeya Kumthip, Pattara Khamrin, Wilaiporn Saikruang, Kanittapon Supadej, Hiroshi Ushijima, Niwat Maneekarn
Immunochromatographic (IC) test for norovirus detection is a rapid and simple detection method. This study evaluated the sensitivity and specificity of a recent version of R-Biopharm RIDA®QUICK Norovirus IC assay for norovirus detection in fecal specimens from children hospitalized with acute gastroenteritis. Fecal specimens were tested by IC kit in comparison with gold standard reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and real-time RT-PCR. The IC kit showed high sensitivity and specificity comparable with PCR-based methods...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
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