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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645210/minimally-invasive-autopsy-welcoming-a-new-tool-for-cause-of-death-investigation-in-children-in-resource-constrained-countries
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Quique Bassat
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June 22, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645166/epidemiological-and-clinical-characteristics-of-children-and-adolescents-with-leprosy-admitted-over-16%C3%A2-years-at-a-rural-hospital-in-ethiopia-a-retrospective-analysis
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José M Ramos, Sonia Ortiz-Martínez, Deriba Lemma, Matheus M Petros, Carmen Ortiz-Martínez, Abraham Tesfamariam, Francisco Reyes, Isabel Belinchón
Aim: To analyse differences in children and adolescents aged ≤18 years admitted to the leprosy ward in a rural Ethiopian hospital >16 years. Methods: We retrospectively collected data from leprosy admission registry books on patients with leprosy who were admitted to a referral hospital from September 2000 to September 2016. Results: There were 2129 admissions for leprosy during the study period: 180 (8.4%) patients were s ≤ 18 years old...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605485/follow-up-of-children-with-kernicterus-in-kano-nigeria
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Zubaida Ladan Farouk, Abdussalam Muhammed, Safiya Gambo, Maria Mukhtar-Yola, Shehu Umar Abdullahi, Tina M Slusher
Introduction: Acute bilirubin encephalopathy (ABE) is associated with long-term sequelae (kernicterus). It continues to be a significant issue in our region of Nigeria, accounting for much morbidity and mortality. Herein we report the outcome of neonates with ABE seen at our centre. Methodology: We established a surveillance of children who had ABE and returned to follow-up from prospective cases of ABE (2012-2014). ABE was diagnosed based on a bilirubin-induced neurologic dysfunction score of ≥ 1...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605559/evisceration-following-abdominal-scarification-in-neonates
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Victor C Emordi, Efosa Aisien, Osasumwen T Osagie, Osarumwense D Osifo
Invasive traditional practices which are frequently harmful are common in the care of children including neonates in developing countries. We report two cases of evisceration of intra-abdominal viscera in two neonates subjected to abdominal scarification with razor blades following febrile illnesses. The greater omentum and a loop of jejunum, respectively, were eviscerated. Both were successfully managed and discharged home. Consent was obtained from the parents for the use of the photos. These cases highlight the dangers of invasive traditional practices on neonates and the urgent need for enlightenment campaigns as well as enactment of policies to help protect these children in developing countries...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582585/early-onset-of-htlv-1-associated-myelopathy-tropical-spastic-paraparesis-ham-tsp-and-adult-t-cell-leukemia-lymphoma-atl-systematic-search-and-review
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Pedro D Oliveira, Amanda C Kachimarek, Achiléa L Bittencourt
Human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is endemic in some regions and its vertical transmission occurs mainly through breastfeeding. About 10% of carriers develop associated diseases including HTLV-1 associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP), adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL) and infectious dermatitis associated with HTLV-1 (IDH). We searched for available case reports of early-onset HAM/TSP and ATL to evaluate demographic and disease aspects in infantile-juvenile patients. In the reviewed literature, 27 HAM/TSP and 31 ATL cases were found...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582568/bilateral-orbital-pseudotumor-in-a-3-year-old-child-a-case-report
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Abdulkadir Shehibo, Fisseha Admassu, Tiruzer Bekele, Martha Solomon, Liya Solomon, David M Gordon
Orbital pseudotumor is a rare, idiopathic, inflammatory process within the orbit. Early diagnosis is essential to prevent corneal, retinal and extraocular muscle damage. This article describes the presentation and clinical course of a 3-year-old male with bilateral orbital pseudotumor.
June 5, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582541/epidemiology-of-rotavirus-infection-in-children-from-a-rural-and-urban-area-in-maputo-southern-mozambique-before-vaccine-introduction
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Nilsa de Deus, Eva João, Assa Cuamba, Marta Cassocera, Leopoldina Luís, Sozinho Acácio, Inácio Mandomando, Orvalho Augusto, Nicola Page
This study aimed to describe the epidemiology of rotavirus infections in Mozambique before vaccine introduction. Between February 2012 and September 2013, stool specimens, demographic and clinical data were collected from 384 children <5 years old hospitalized with acute diarrhea in Mavalane General Hospital and Manhiça District Hospital, southern Mozambique. The samples were tested for rotavirus A using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The overall prevalence of rotavirus infection was 42.4% [95% confidence interval (95CI): 37...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582577/postnatal-weight-gain-patterns-in-preterm-very-low-birth-weight-infants-born-in-a-tertiary-care-center-in-south-india
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Georgie Mathew, Vijay Gupta, Sridhar Santhanam, Grace Rebekah
Background: Extrauterine growth retardation is a common problem in preterm, very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) babies, as well as paucity of growth charts that follow their postnatal growth. Aim: To evaluate and plot postnatal weight gain patterns of preterm VLBW babies of <34 weeks' gestation born at a tertiary care neonatal unit in South India. Methods: Weight gain patterns of all preterm (27 to < 34 weeks' gestation) and VLBW (<1500 g) neonates were used for plotting the centile curves by retrospective review of electronic medical records...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575489/successful-implementation-of-a-bundle-strategy-to-prevent-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Ismail Kursad Gokce, Hayriye Gozde Kanmaz Kutman, Nurdan Uras, Fuat Emre Canpolat, Yasemin Dursun, Serife Suna Oguz
Background: We aimed to investigate the effectiveness of evidence-based bundle that we developed to reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) rates and to assess the degree of compliance rates to this strategy in a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit. Methods: This before-after prospective cohort trial divided into two periods was conducted. All neonates requiring ventilation were enrolled in the study. VAP incidence, compliance rates to bundle components and the contribution of each bundle component to VAP rates were compared between the periods...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575484/comprehensive-analysis-of-liberal-and-restrictive-transfusion-strategies-in-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Basak Akyildiz, Nazan Ulgen Tekerek, Ozge Pamukcu, Adem Dursun, Musa Karakukcu, Nazmi Narin, Mehmet Yay, Ferhan Elmali
Background: We prospectively compared restrictive and liberal transfusion strategies for critically ill children regarding hemodynamic and laboratory parameters. Methods: A total of 180 children requiring packed red blood cells (PRBCs) were randomized into two groups: the liberal transfusion strategy group (transfusion trigger < 10 g/dL, Group 1) and the restrictive transfusion strategy group (transfusion trigger ≤ 7 g/dL, Group 2). Basal variables including venous/arterial hemoglobin, hematocrit and lactate levels; stroke volume; and cardiac output were recorded at the beginning and end of the transfusion...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575379/efficacy-of-oral-zinc-supplementation-in-radiologically-confirmed-pneumonia-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Narendra Kumar Bagri, Neha Bagri, Manisha Jana, Arun Kumar Gupta, Nitya Wadhwa, Rakesh Lodha, Sushil Kumar Kabra, Aruna Chandran, Satinder Aneja, Mona K Chaturvedi, Jitender Sodhi, Sean Patrick Fitzwater, Jagdish Chandra, Bimbadhar Rath, Udaypal S Kainth, Savita Saini, Robert E Black, Mathuram Santosham, Shinjini Bhatnagar
Objective: To evaluate the effect of zinc as an adjuvant therapy in radiologically confirmed pneumonia in children 2-24 months of age. Patients and Methods: We analyzed data of 212 children with pneumonia for whom chest X-ray films were available at enrollment and at least two radiologists agreed on the diagnosis of pneumonia. We compared the time to recovery in the two groups ( n  = 121, zinc group and n  = 91, placebo group) using a Cox proportional hazards regression model...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549190/newborn-care-practices-and-health-seeking-behavior-in-rural-eastern-ethiopia-a-community-based-study
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Betemariam Gebre, Sibhatu Biadgilign, Zinaw Taddese, Kebede Deribe, Tsigereda Legesse, Meftuh Omar
Background: Most of the newborn deaths in developing countries occur at home. Up to two-thirds of these deaths would have been prevented if mothers and newborns had received known and effective interventions. The objective of this study is to determine newborn-care practices and health-seeking behavior in rural Eastern Ethiopia. Methods: A community-based cross-sectional study was conducted in Adadle district, Ethiopian Somali Regional State. A multi-stage random sampling technique was applied...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549163/factors-influencing-the-academic-performance-of-children-with-sickle-cell-anaemia-in-ekiti-south-west-nigeria
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Oladele Simeon Olatunya, Oluwasola Julius Oke, Bankole Peter Kuti, Iyiade Adeseye Ajayi, Oyebanji Olajuyin, Olubunmi Omotosho-Olagoke, Adekunle Bamidele Taiwo, Opeyemi Ayodeji Faboya, Ayodeji Ajibola
Background: There is a paucity of information on factors that influence the school performance of children with sickle cell anaemia (SCA) in Nigeria, despite her huge burden of the disease. Methods: In total, 101 children with SCA were recruited at a paediatric clinic in Nigeria. Their socio-demographic-matched classmates were the controls. Academic performance and cognitive functioning were obtained from school reports and Ziler's Draw-a-Person Test, respectively...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510704/skin-disorders-in-egyptian-children-with-%C3%AE-thalassemia-major
#14
Sameh S Fahmey, Gamal Taha, Abdelaziz El-Refaey, Sherry Adly
Background: Thalassemia major is one of the common genetic disorders in Egypt. Skin disorders are usually neglected and frequently underdiagnosed among these patients. Objective: This work aimed to study the frequency and pattern of skin manifestations in Egyptian children with β-thalassemia. Methods: Fifty-four β-thalassemia major patients being followed at the Hematology Clinic of Beni-Suef University Hospital were selected to participate in this study...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486654/oxygen-availability-and-nursing-capacity-for-oxygen-therapy-in-ugandan-paediatric-wards
#15
Juliet Nabwire, Sophie Namasopo, Michael Hawkes
Oxygen is essential, life-saving, supportive treatment for children with hypoxaemia but is not available in many resource-constrained health facilities. We conducted a cross-sectional survey of oxygen availability and nurses' skills for oxygen administration at the paediatric wards of 11 district hospitals in eastern Uganda. Functional oxygen delivery was available at the paediatric wards of only 2 of 11 (18%) hospitals. Of the six concentrators found, two did not function at all and two produced a stream of O2 <80% pure...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460120/post-neonatal-tetanus-in-a-picu-of-a-developing-economy-intensive-care-needs-outcome-and-predictors-of-mortality
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Suresh Kumar Angurana, Muralidharan Jayashree, Arun Bansal, Sunit Singhi, Karthi Nallasamy
Objectives: To evaluate pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) needs, outcome and predictors of mortality in post-neonatal tetanus. Materials and methods: Review of 30 consecutive post-neonatal tetanus cases aged 1 months to 12 years admitted to a PICU in north India over a period of 10 years (January 2006 to December 2015). Results: Chronic suppurative otitis media was the commonest portal of entry. All received tetanus toxoid, human tetanus immunoglobulin (HTIG) and appropriate antibiotics; 7 (23...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444360/role-of-early-onset-neutropenia-in-development-of-candidemia-in-premature-infants
#17
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
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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
#19
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
#20
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
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