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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28786837/a-primer-to-clinical-genome-sequencing
#1
James R Priest
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Genome sequencing is now available as a clinical diagnostic test. There is a significant knowledge and translation gap for nongenetic specialists of the processes necessary to generate and interpret clinical genome sequencing. The purpose of this review is to provide a primer on contemporary clinical genome sequencing for nongenetic specialists describing the human genome project, current techniques and applications in genome sequencing, limitations of current technology, and techniques on the horizon...
August 3, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759457/genetic-causes-of-sudden-cardiac-death-in-children-inherited-arrhythmogenic-diseases
#2
Gaetano Vacanti, Riccardo Maragna, Andrea Mazzanti, Silvia G Priori
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In this chapter we will discuss the most recent and relevant evidences published in the field of inherited arrhythmogenic disorders, focusing on the so called 'channelopathies' that are associated with sudden cardiac death (SCD) in children: long QT syndrome (LQTS), short QT syndrome (SQTS), Brugada syndrome (BrS), and catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT). RECENT FINDINGS: We will discuss the latest diagnostic criteria for channelopathies released by the European Society of Cardiology, the new data on BrS in children and the recent evidence supporting a genotype-specific therapy for LQTS type 3...
July 28, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737582/a-nutritional-approach-for-managing-irritable-bowel-syndrome
#3
Natalie Bhesania, Gail A M Cresci
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common functional gastrointestinal disorder (FGID) encountered by the pediatrician and consultant. The primary focus of this review is to provide an update on beneficial nutritional interventions for managing this patient population with discussion on gut microbiome effects. RECENT FINDINGS: A common complaint among the pediatric population is IBS-related recurrent abdominal pain. The prevalence of IBS is estimated to range between 6 and 14% and is defined by the Rome III criteria for FGIDs...
July 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731912/assessing-infant-and-maternal-readiness-for-newborn-discharge
#4
Ling Jing, Casidhe-Nicole Bethancourt, Thomas McDonagh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The review highlights the shift from prescribed length of stay (LOS) to mother-infant dyad readiness as the basis for making discharge decisions for healthy term newborns. We describe the components of readiness that should be considered in making the decision, focusing on infant clinical readiness, and maternal and familial readiness. RECENT FINDINGS: Although the Newborns' and Mothers' Health Protection Act of 1996 aimed to protect infants and mothers by establishing a minimum LOS, the American Academy of Pediatrics 2015 policy on newborn discharge acknowledges the shift from LOS-based to readiness-based discharge decision-making...
July 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719387/pediatric-mitochondrial-diseases-and-the-heart
#5
Gregory M Enns
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Mitochondrial disorders are an increasingly recognized cause of heart dysfunction, with the primary manifestations being cardiomyopathy and conduction defects. This review focuses on the complex genetics of mitochondrial disease and recently discovered conditions that affect mitochondrial function. RECENT FINDINGS: Next-generation sequencing techniques, especially whole-exome sequencing, have led to the discovery of a number of conditions that cause mitochondrial dysfunction and subsequent cardiac abnormalities...
July 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719389/genetic-contribution-to-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-in-congenital-heart-disease-are-some-patients-predetermined-to-have-developmental-delay
#6
Caitlin K Rollins, Jane W Newburger, Amy E Roberts
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Neurodevelopmental impairment is common in children with moderate to severe congenital heart disease (CHD). As children live longer and healthier lives, research has focused on identifying causes of neurodevelopmental morbidity that significantly impact long-term quality of life. This review will address the role of genetic factors in predicting neurodevelopmental outcome in CHD. RECENT FINDINGS: A robust literature suggests that among children with various forms of CHD, those with known genetic/extracardiac anomalies are at highest risk of neurodevelopmental impairment...
July 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719388/what-is-new-in-managing-patients-with-food-allergy-almost-everything
#7
Brian Schroer, Jaclyn Bjelac, Mandy Leonard
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review aims to describe current concepts in managing patients with food allergy. There have been many recent advances in the management of patients with IgE-mediated reactions to food, including diagnosis, prevention, management, and ongoing research in the field. Food allergy is increasing in prevalence and may be life threatening. This review aims to highlight changes in recommended practice when diagnosing and managing patients with food allergy. RECENT FINDINGS: Early introduction of highly allergenic foods, particularly peanut, has been shown to decrease the risk for development of food allergy in patients who are at elevated risk...
July 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700418/advances-in-paediatric-cardiology-2017-the-genetics-of-paediatric-cardiovascular-disease
#8
Daniel Bernstein
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700417/genetics-of-paediatric-cardiomyopathies
#9
Stephanie M Ware
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Paediatric cardiomyopathy is a rare disease with a genetic basis. The purpose of this review is to discuss the current status of genetic findings in the paediatric cardiomyopathy population and present recent progress in utilizing this information for management and therapy. RECENT FINDINGS: With increased clinical genetic testing, an understanding of the genetic causes of cardiomyopathy is improving and novel causes are identified at a rapid rate...
July 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700416/mandatory-influenza-vaccination-for-all-healthcare-personnel-a-review-on-justification-implementation-and-effectiveness
#10
Tiffany L Wang, Ling Jing, Joseph A Bocchini
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As healthcare-associated influenza is a serious public health concern, this review examines legal and ethical arguments supporting mandatory influenza vaccination policies for healthcare personnel, implementation issues and evidence of effectiveness. RECENT FINDINGS: Spread of influenza from healthcare personnel to patients can result in severe harm or death. Although most healthcare personnel believe that they should be vaccinated against seasonal influenza, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that only 79% of personnel were vaccinated during the 2015-2016 season...
July 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700415/the-role-of-monogenic-disease-in-children-with-very-early-onset-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#11
Judith R Kelsen, Robert N Baldassano
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a multifactorial disease caused by dysregulated immune responses to commensal or pathogenic intestinal microbes, resulting in chronic intestinal inflammation. Patients diagnosed with IBD occurring before the age of 5 are a unique population, known as very early onset (VEO)-IBD and can be phenotypically and genetically distinct from older-onset IBD. We aim to review the clinical presentation of children with VEO-IBD and recent discoveries that point to genomic drivers of disease that may impact our therapeutic decisions...
July 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692449/fidget-spinners-purported-benefits-adverse-effects-and-accepted-alternatives
#12
Rachel A Schecter, Jay Shah, Kate Fruitman, Ruth Lynn Milanaik
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In the span of a few months, fidget spinners have caught the eyes of millions of children, parents, educators and paediatricians. Fidget spinners, hand-held toys designed to spin freely in your grasp, have become a source of entertainment for consumers of all ages. Despite a lack of scientific evidence, toy marketers have advertised the benefits of fidget spinners for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and other disorders (e.g. autism, anxiety, sensory issues)...
July 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692448/the-use-of-biosimilars-in-paediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#13
Maria Myrthe Elisabeth Jongsma, Arnold Vulto, Lissy de Ridder
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: After expiry of the patent of originator anti-tumor necrosis factor drug infliximab (Remicade), CT-P13 was in 2013 the first infliximab biosimilar to be approved by the European Medicine Agency (EMA) for the same indications as the reference drug, including paediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The approval was based on extrapolation, after extensive in-vitro studies and clinical experience in patients with ankylosing spondylitis and rheumatoid arthritis. The extrapolation of CT-P13 to IBD and to paediatric patients raised concerns among paediatric IBD specialists...
July 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692447/communicating-the-benefits-and-risks-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-therapy-to-patients-and-families
#14
Joseph A Picoraro, Joel R Rosh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Treatment options for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have rapidly expanded as the treatment paradigm has shifted from controlling symptoms to reducing lifetime inflammatory burden. Families are confronted with the actual and perceived risks of this ever-expanding array of choices. We aim to review the shared decision-making process in pediatric IBD to ensure an optimal therapeutic plan for the child and their family. RECENT FINDINGS: Mucosal healing is a critical treatment target in pediatric IBD but it may not coincide with clinical symptoms...
July 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682805/management-of-acute-pancreatitis-in-children
#15
Maisam Abu-El-Haija, Tom K Lin, Jaimie D Nathan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pediatric acute pancreatitis has been on the rise in the last decades, with an incidence close to adult pancreatitis. In the majority of cases acute pancreatitis resolves spontaneously, but in a subset of children the disease progresses to severe acute pancreatitis with attendant morbidity and mortality. RECENT FINDINGS: Pediatric acute pancreatitis in this era is recognized as a separate entity from adult acute pancreatitis given that the causes and disease outcomes are different...
July 5, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700388/editorial-introductions
#16
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654575/update-on-classification-and-diagnosis-of-vascular-malformations
#17
Catherine C McCuaig
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review provides an update of the classification in the classification of vascular anomalies since April 2014 at the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies meeting in Melbourne, Australia. RECENT FINDINGS: The reader will become familiar with how to diagnose the major vascular malformations, including capillary, venous, arteriovenous, and lymphatic and combinations thereof. In addition, vascular malformation syndromes, including those with overgrowth, will be clarified...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604412/feeling-misguided-a-comment-on-the-us-guidelines-on-growth-hormone-and-insulin-like-growth-factor-i-treatment-in-children-and-adolescents
#18
Paul Saenger, Pinchas Cohen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598901/hiv-preexposure-prophylaxis-for-adolescents-and-young-adults
#19
Emily Allen, Allegra Gordon, Douglas Krakower, Katherine Hsu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The review describes the evidence for HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with daily combined tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and emtricitabine for adolescents and young adults. Current recommendations are described, as are the unique medical, socioeconomic, and legal considerations regarding the use of PrEP for youth. RECENT FINDINGS: PrEP with daily oral tenofovir disoproxil fumarate-emtricitabine has been shown to help prevent new HIV infection among adults at substantial risk...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582330/high-altitude-illness-in-the-pediatric-population-a-review-of-the-literature-on-prevention-and-treatment
#20
Vanessa Garlick, Anne O'Connor, Catherine D Shubkin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Increasing numbers of children are now traveling to high-altitude destinations, and pediatricians often see these children prior to and immediately following their travels. Thus, pediatricians have the opportunity to provide guidance for the prevention of altitude illness and must treat high-altitude illness (HAI) in some circumstances. This review will examine guidelines for prevention and management of HAI in the pediatric population. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent research has examined children's short-term cardiorespiratory adaptation to high altitude, incidence of acute mountain sickness, hypoxic ventilator response, and maximal exercise capacity...
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