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European Journal of Pediatric Surgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931048/neurodevelopment-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-infants-born-with-gastroschisis-a-6-year-retrospective-french-study
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Barthelemy Tosello, Meriem Zahed, Floriane Guimond, Karine Baumstarck, Alice Faure, Fabrice Michel, Olivier Claris, Jerome Massardier, Catherine Gire, Thierry Merrot
Introduction Quantify quality of life (QoL) outcomes in gastroschisis children is little assessed. The primary objective was to describe the long-term outcome of newborns with gastroschisis treated in three tertiary care hospitals of France in terms of neurodevelopment and QoL. Materials and Methods The study reported was a cross-sectional, descriptive multicentric retrospective study assessing the outcome of newborns with gastroschisis, born between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2014, treated at two large and French level III neonatal intensive care units...
December 8, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903011/transition-risk-assessment-score-to-stratify-health-care-needs-and-interventions-in-adolescents-with-anorectal-malformations-a-pilot-study
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Martin J Connor, Laurie Rigueros Springford, Stefano Giuliani
Introduction Anorectal malformations (ARMs) are a complex collection of congenital disorders of the anus, rectum, and genitourinary system with possible active morbidities beyond adolescence. Aims To create the first evidence-based inclusive transition risk assessment score (TRAS) to stratify health care needs and interventions in teenagers with ARM transitioning to adult health care. Method MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library were searched electronically for original articles containing published scoring systems evaluating children with ARM from January 1, 1990 to December 31, 2013...
November 30, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898990/european-paediatric-surgeons-association-survey-on-the-management-of-hirschsprung-disease
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Augusto Zani, Simon Eaton, Francesco Morini, Prem Puri, Risto Rintala, Ernest van Heurn, Marija Lukac, Pietro Bagolan, Joachim F Kuebler, Florian Friedmacher, Rene Wijnen, Juan A Tovar, Michael E Hoellwarth, Agostino Pierro
: Aim This study aims to define patterns of Hirschsprung disease (HD) management. Methods An online questionnaire was sent to all European Paediatric Surgeons' Association (EUPSA) members. Results A total of 294 members (61 countries) answered (response rate: 61%). DIAGNOSIS: All respondents perform rectal biopsies (61% rectal suction [RSBs], 39% open full-thickness), 96% contrast enema, and 31% anorectal manometry. At RSB, 17% take the most distal biopsy 1 cm above the dentate line, 34% take 2 cm, 30% take 3 cm, and 19% take > 3 cm...
November 29, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894129/isolated-fetal-ascites-neonatal-outcome-in-51-cases-observed-in-a-tertiary-referral-center
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Vincenzo Davide Catania, Alessia Muru, Marcella Pellegrino, Erika Adalgisa De Marco, Filomena Valentina Paradiso, Carlo Manzoni, Lorenzo Nanni, Lucia Masini
Introduction Prenatal detection of isolated ascites is a rare finding on ultrasound, usually suggestive of an underlying pathology that may negatively impact on the pregnancy and neonatal outcome. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the outcome of primary isolated ascites in relation to gestational age (GA) at diagnosis. Materials and Methods Data were prospectively collected for fetuses with ascites that have been followed in our center of prenatal diagnosis and therapy from 2004 to 2014. Patients have been divided in group I when ascites was detected before the 24th week of GA and group II if it was noticed later...
November 28, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846665/menstrual-sexual-and-obstetrical-outcomes-after-vaginal-replacement-for-vaginal-atresia-associated-with-anorectal-malformation
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Clare Skerritt, Alejandra Vilanova Sánchez, Victoria Alison Lane, Richard J Wood, Geri D Hewitt, Lesley L Breech, Marc Levitt
The authors of this article became aware of significant differences in the management of two females with a rectovestibular fistula and associated vaginal agenesis. In one patient, a sigmoid colovaginoplasty was performed at the time of the posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (PSARP), and the other underwent repair of the rectovestibular fistula with a primary PSARP, but the surgeons elected to delay the timing of vaginal reconstruction. We decided to review the literature, to establish if recommendations could be made to optimize the management of these children based on current evidence...
November 15, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846664/laparoscopic-splenectomy-in-children-a-modified-technique-with-joint-sealing-of-segmental-splenic-arteries-and-veins-favorably-compared-with-the-classic-technique
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Sara Silvaroli, Marianne De Montalembert, Frédérique Sauvat, Valentine Brousse, Sabine Sarnacki, Sabine Irtan
Introduction Splenectomy in children is nowadays widely performed by laparoscopy, the major risk being operative hemorrhage. We hereby compare the results of two different techniques of vascular control. Materials and Methods We retrospectively reviewed all patients undergoing a laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) for hematologic disease at a single institution from 2004 to 2013. LS was performed by a lateral approach. The 10-mm optic port was placed in the umbilicus and two 5-mm working ports were placed in the left lower quadrant and in the right upper quadrant near the midline...
November 15, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846663/spontaneous-intestinal-perforation-the-long-term-outcome
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Christoph Heinrich Houben, Xiang-Nan Feng, Kin Wai Edwin Chan, Jennifer Wai Cheung Mou, Yuk Him Tam, Kim Hung Lee
Background/Purpose Evaluating the long-term outcome of spontaneous intestinal perforation (SIP). Methods We studied all patients treated for SIP at our institution between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2014. Results Twenty-three infants (13 males) with a median gestational age of 26 (range: 23-32) weeks and a median weight of 825 (range: 560-1,965) g composed this cohort. Seventeen (74%) infants had an extremely low birth weight (ELBW); nine (39%) infants were the result of multiple pregnancies.Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) was present in 16 (70%) infants...
November 15, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780281/surgical-management-of-functional-constipation-preliminary-report-of-a-new-approach-using-a-laparoscopic-sigmoid-resection-combined-with-a-malone-appendicostomy
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Alessandra Gasior, Giulia Brisighelli, Karen Diefenbach, Victoria Alison Lane, Carlos Reck, Richard J Wood, Marc Levitt
Introduction Functional constipation is a common problem in children. It usually can be managed with laxatives but a small subset of patients develop intolerable cramps and need to be temporarily treated with enemas. The senior author has previously reported: 1) open sigmoid resection as a surgical option, but this did not sufficiently reduce the laxative need, then 2) a transanal approach (with resection of rectosigmoid), but this led to a high rate of soiling due to extensive stretching of the anal canal and loss of the rectal reservoir...
October 25, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769086/risk-factors-for-anastomotic-strictures-after-esophageal-atresia-repair-prophylactic-proton-pump-inhibitors-do-not-reduce-the-incidence-of-strictures
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Felipe Donoso, Helene Engstrand Lilja
Background Since 2005, infants with esophageal atresia (EA) in our unit are given prophylactic proton pump inhibitors (PPI) after repair until 1 year of age. The aims of this study were to identify risk factors for anastomotic strictures (AS) and to assess the efficacy of postoperative PPI prophylaxis in reducing the incidence of AS compared with symptomatic PPI. Methods Patients who underwent EA repair from 1994 to 2013 in our unit were included in this retrospective observational study approved by the local ethics review board...
October 21, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769085/role-of-intraluminal-esophageal-impedance-baseline-in-the-diagnosis-of-esophagitis-in-children
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Miguel Couselo, Vicente Ibáñez, Javier Lluna, Juan José Vila
Introduction Low values of esophageal impedance baseline (EIB) have been related to esophagitis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of EIB for erosive esophagitis (ErE) and histological esophagitis (HiE) in children studied for gastroesophageal reflux. Material and Methods Children who underwent esophageal multichannel intraluminal impedance-pH monitoring (MII-pH) and upper-endoscopy with esophageal biopsies were studied retrospectively. EIB values were obtained by MII-pH. ErE was assessed by endoscopy following the Hetzel-Dent classification; HiE was defined by basal zone hyperplasia, papillary lengthening, or inflammatory infiltration...
October 21, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756095/inguinal-hernia-development-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-a-case-control-study
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Sezin Unal, Dilek Ulubas Isik, Ahmet Yagmur Bas, Zehra Arslan, Nihal Demirel
Introduction The incidence and risk factors for inguinal hernia (IH) is not a thoroughly evaluated issue of preterms. Prematurity is the single most important risk factor. There exists no study in our country which reported the incidence of IH in preterms. The purpose of this study is to investigate the incidence and time of diagnosis of IH in very low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants. Patients and Methods This retrospective case-control study was conducted in Etlik Zubeyde Hanim Women's Health Training and Research Hospital and included discharged VLBW infants with gestational age less than 32 weeks...
October 18, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723922/hepatocellular-carcinoma-referral-to-a-transplantation-unit
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Paloma Triana, Mariela Dore, Martha Muñoz Romo, Javier Jimenez Gomez, Alba Sánchez Galán, Francisco Hernandez, Ane M Andres Moreno, Jose Luis Encinas, Leopoldo Martinez, Manuel Lopez Santamaria
Aim Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), although being infrequent, is the second-most common primary hepatic malignancy in children, after hepatoblastoma (HB). The prognosis is very poor. We present our series of children with HCC referred to our transplant unit to be assessed as candidates for liver transplantation (LT). Methods A retrospective review of HCCs referred to our transplant unit in the past 20 years (1994-2015) was performed. Age at diagnosis, disease-free survival, location of recurrence, initial treatment, secondary treatment, and mortality were noted...
October 10, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723921/sirolimus-in-the-treatment-of-vascular-anomalies
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Paloma Triana, Mariela Dore, Vanesa Nuñez Cerezo, Manuel Cervantes, Alejandra Vilanova Sánchez, Miriam Miguel Ferrero, Mercedes Díaz González, Juan Carlos Lopez-Gutierrez
Aim of the Study mTOR inhibitors are showing promising results in the management of vascular anomalies. Although current controlled trials remain to be completed, many individual experiences are being published. We present our series of children with complex vascular anomalies treated with sirolimus. Patients and Methods A retrospective review of 41 patients treated with sirolimus between January 2011 and December 2015 was performed: 15% (n = 6) had vascular tumors (4 kaposiform hemangioendotheliomas, 1 PTEN) and 85% (n = 35) had malformations (13 generalized lymphatic anomalies/Gorham-Stout diseases [GSD], 1 kaposiform lymphangiomatosis [KLA], 11 large lymphatic malformations (LMs) in critical areas, 2 lymphedemas, 4 venous malformations, and 4 aggressive arteriovenous malformations [AVM])...
October 10, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723920/antenatally-detected-congenital-pulmonary-airway-malformations-the-oxford-experience
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Hemanshoo Sudhir Thakkar, Jonathan Durell, Subhasis Chakraborty, Bianca-Lea Tingle, Arnwald Choi, Darren J Fowler, Steve J Gould, Lawrence Impey, Kokila Lakhoo
Congenital airway pulmonary malformations are increasingly being diagnosed, but their management continues to remain controversial. Our approach has been to offer surgery to mitigate the risk of infection and possible malignancy. All patients routinely undergo a CT scan of the chest postnatally and once the diagnosis is confirmed, minimal access surgery is offered. Our anesthetists provide single-lung ventilation to enhance the operative view. We conducted a retrospective review over a 10-year period, during which 91 patients were prenatally suspected to have a cystic lung lesion...
October 10, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706524/are-scores-reliable-in-predicting-the-need-for-surgery-and-mortality-in-necrotizing-enterocolitis
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Delphine Arni, Oliver Karam, Isabelle Vidal, Peter C Rimensberger, Sylviane Hanquinet, Barbara E Wildhaber
Background Management of children with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) remains challenging. Various scores try to facilitate therapeutic decision-making. We aim to assess the agreement of three scores intending to predict the need for surgery and/or mortality in our patient cohort, and analyze agreement between the different scores. Methods This study is a retrospective analysis of patients with NEC Bell's stage II and III, managed in a single institution (1991-2011). Three existing scores (Metabolic Derangement Acuity score, NEC score, Detroit score) were calculated individually for each patient...
October 5, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706523/rapid-response-team-activations-in-pediatric-surgical-patients
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Shannon N Acker, Beth Wathen, Genie E Roosevelt, Lauren R S Hill, Anna Schubert, Jenny Reese, Denis D Bensard, Ann M Kulungowski
Introduction The rapid response team (RRT) is a multidisciplinary team who evaluates hospitalized patients for concerns of nonemergent clinical deterioration. RRT evaluations are mandatory for children whose Pediatric Early Warning System (PEWS) score (assessment of child's behavior, cardiovascular and respiratory status) is ≥4. We aimed to determine if there were differences in characteristics of RRT calls between children who were admitted primarily to either medical or surgical services. We hypothesized that RRT activations would be called for less severely ill children with lower PEWS score on surgical services compared with children admitted to a medical service...
October 5, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699733/surgical-treatment-of-childhood-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumors
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Tutku Soyer, Beril Talim, İbrahim Karnak, Saniye Ekinci, Fatih Andiran, Arbay Özden Çiftçi, Diclehan Orhan, Canan Akyüz, Feridun Cahit Tanyel
Aim A retrospective study was performed to evaluate the clinical features, diagnostic methods, and treatment alternatives of childhood inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMTs). Patients and Methods Patients who underwent surgical treatment for IMT between 2000 and 2015 were evaluated for age, sex, presenting symptoms, physical examination findings, diagnostic methods, treatment modalities, histopathologic findings, and results of surgical treatment during long-term follow-up. Results Eleven patients who underwent surgical treatment were included in the study...
October 3, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699732/a-new-era-in-diagnostic-ultrasound-superb-microvascular-imaging-preliminary-results-in-pediatric-hepato-gastrointestinal-disorders
#18
Yasuharu Ohno, Tamotsu Fujimoto, Yukari Shibata
Introduction Superb microvascular imaging is a new ultrasound image processing technique that uses advanced clutter suppression to extract flow signals from vessels and which helps us visualize very small vascular structures that were not previously visible without the use of a contrast agent. We herein analyzed the usefulness of superb microvascular imaging in the diagnosis of hepato-gastrointestinal disorders in pediatric patients. Materials and Methods Fifty-six pediatric patients who underwent a total of 81 superb microvascular imaging examinations with an Aplio 300 ultrasound system (Toshiba Medical Systems, Tokyo, Japan) were enrolled in this study...
October 3, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699731/the-effect-of-intramural-botulinum-toxin-injections-on-the-elongation-of-the-piglet-oesophagus-is-time-dependent
#19
Christian Bakholdt Dibbern, Morten Rose, Mark Bremholm Ellebæk, Niels Qvist
Introduction One in 4,000 infants is born with oesophageal atresia. Approximately 15% of these have a long gap oesophageal atresia, where primary anastomosis is difficult or impossible. Previous studies have shown an effect of intramural botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) injections on the elongation and max load of the esophagus 1 hour after injection. We hypothesized that a longer waiting period of 2 hours could increase this effect. Methods Forty-five piglets were randomized into three groups. Two treatment groups received 2 units/kg of BTX-A and one group received saline...
October 3, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27655269/erratum-transition-of-patients-with-esophageal-atresia-to-adult-care-results-of-a-transition-specific-education-program
#20
Jens Dingemann, Rüdiger Szczepanski, Gundula Ernst, Ute Thyen, Benno Ure, Melanie Goll, Ingo Menrath
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September 21, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
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