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European Journal of Pediatric Surgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315283/effect-of-swallowing-rehabilitation-protocol-on-swallowing-function-in-patients-with-esophageal-atresia-and-or-tracheoesophageal-fistula
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Selen Serel Arslan, Tutku Soyer, Numan Demir, Sule Yalcın, Ayşe Karaduman, Ibrahim Karnak, Feridun Cahit Tanyel
Aim The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of Swallowing Rehabilitation Protocol (SRP) on swallowing function (SF) of esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula (EA-TEF) patients with pharyngeal swallowing disorder. Materials and Methods In this study, 24 children with EA-TEF who had deglutitive and respiratory problems were grouped into either study (n = 12) or control group (n = 12) by basic randomization. Study group received the SRP including neuromuscular electrical stimulation, thermal tactile stimulation, and hyolaryngeal mobilization...
March 17, 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315282/complications-after-hypospadias-correction-prognostic-factors-and-impact-on-final-clinical-outcome
#2
Elisabeth Maria Dokter, Chantal M Mouës, Iris A L M van Rooij, Jan Jaap van der Biezen
Purpose The purpose of this study was to analyze the influence of patient and treatment characteristics on the occurrence of complications after hypospadias correction and the impact of complications on final clinical outcome. Methods The study cohort consisted of 205 hypospadias patients who had surgery in the Medical Centre Leeuwarden (1996-2011). Patient and treatment characteristics were hypospadias severity (preoperative meatal location and chordee), number of planned surgeries, reconstruction technique, operation year, and patient's age at the time of surgery...
March 17, 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264202/classification-of-esophageal-strictures-following-esophageal-atresia-repair
#3
Francesco Macchini, Giovanni Parente, Anna Morandi, Giorgio Farris, Valerio Gentilino, Ernesto Leva
Introduction The aim of this study was to stratify anastomotic strictures (AS) following esophageal atresia (EA) repair and to establish predictors for the need of dilations. Material and Methods A retrospective study on children operated on for EA between 2004 and 2014 was conducted. The stricture index (SI) was measured both radiologically (SIXR) and endoscopically (SIEND). A correlation analysis between the SI and the number of dilations was performed using Spearman's test and linear regression analysis...
March 6, 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255963/erratum-menstrual-sexual-and-obstetrical-outcomes-after-vaginal-replacement-for-vaginal-atresia-associated-with-anorectal-malformation
#4
Clare Skerritt, Alejandra Vilanova Sánchez, Victoria Alison Lane, Richard J Wood, Geri D Hewitt, Lesley L Breech, Marc Levitt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2, 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235205/surgical-management-of-congenital-abdominal-wall-defects-in-germany-a-population-based-study-and-comparison-with-literature-reports
#5
Carmen Dingemann, Janine Dietrich, Jan Zeidler, Jochen Blaser, Jan Hendrik Gosemann, Martin Lacher, Benno Ure
Introduction We aimed to analyze for the first time the characteristics, treatment modalities, and outcomes in infants with congenital abdominal wall defects (CAWDs) in Germany and to compare the results with current literature reports. Patients and Methods Data of a health insurance covering approximately 10% of the German population were analyzed. Patients who had undergone CAWD closure during a period of nearly 6 years were included. Surgical approach was categorized into primary versus secondary closure...
February 24, 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183146/prenatal-and-postnatal-management-of-gastroschisis-in-german-speaking-countries-is-there-a-standardized-management
#6
Katharina Schib, Marc Schumacher, Martin Meuli, Sasha Tharakan, Ulrike Subotic
Introduction Evidence-based guidelines or protocols regarding the perinatal management of babies born with gastroschisis are lacking. The aim of this work is to evaluate the different current treatment modalities for newborns with gastroschisis during the perinatal period in the German-speaking countries Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. These data could serve as a starting point for the development of a multicenter randomized controlled trial. Materials and Methods A questionnaire was developed with 30 questions divided into five sections: (1) prenatal diagnosis, (2) fetal therapy, (3) mode and timing of delivery, (4) operative management, and (5) postoperative management...
February 9, 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166589/gastrointestinal-basidiobolomycosis-an-emerging-and-a-confusing-disease-in-children-a-multicenter-experience
#7
Khalid Shreef, Mervat Saleem, Mayssa Adballah Saeedd, Mohamed Eissa
Introduction Gastrointestinal basidiobolomycosis (GIB) is an emerging fungal infection in children that leads to diagnostic confusion. Aim Our study aim was twofold: a systematic review of published literature and an update of some Saudi Arabia hospital series to analyze their as well as our own experience in diagnosis and management of GIB. Material and Methods This clinical study included 18 children whose final diagnosis was GIB. The patients, who ranged in age from 5 to 10 years, were admitted between November 2009 and November 2015 with vague abdominal pains with or without abdominal masses for further investigation...
February 6, 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114704/early-commencement-of-enteral-feeds-in-gastroschisis-a-systematic-review-of-literature
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Madhuri Dama, Uday Rao, Ian Gollow, Max Bulsara, Shripada Rao
Introduction There are no evidence-based strategies to improve feed tolerance in gastroschisis. Early commencement of enteral feeds (CEF) is known to improve feed tolerance in preterm infants. It is possible that infants with gastroschisis may also benefit from early CEF. Objectives To conduct a systematic review to evaluate the relationship between time of CEF, and time to reach full enteral feeds (FEF), duration of parenteral nutrition (PN), and duration of hospital stay (HS). Methods PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane CENTRAL, and relevant conference abstracts were searched in December 2015...
January 23, 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099974/temporary-vacuum-assisted-closure-of-the-open-abdomen-in-neonates
#9
Kengo Hattori, Alp Numanoglu, Sharon Cox
Introduction The need for open abdomen in the treatment of severely ill neonates will increase in time as more complex abdominal procedures are undertaken. However, the experience of temporary closure of an open abdomen using vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) system is still relatively limited in premature and term neonates. The aim of this study is to describe and review our experience in the use of temporary VAC of the open abdomen for neonates with varying pathological processes. Materials and Methods A retrospective folder review of all neonates treated with VAC for open abdomen over the study period of 2010 to 2014 at our institution was performed...
January 18, 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081579/predicting-full-enteral-feeding-in-the-postoperative-period-in-infants-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
#10
Carlos Zozaya, Miryam Triana, Rosario Madero, Steven Abrams, Leopoldo Martinez, Maria Virginia Amesty, Miguel Sáenz de Pipaón
Introduction The objective of the study is to examine the factors associated with time to achieve full enteral feeding after repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Materials and Methods Demographic, clinical, and therapeutic data were retrospectively assessed, and uni- and multivariate Cox regression were performed to examine factors predictive of achieving full enteral feeding that was defined as time to achieve120 mL/kg/d after surgical repair. Results Of 78 infants, 66 underwent intervention before hospital discharge...
January 12, 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081578/birth-prevalence-of-anorectal-malformations-for-the-western-cape-province-south-africa-2005-to-2012
#11
Andre Theron, Alp Numanoglu
Introduction Anorectal malformations (ARMs) are a major birth anomaly worldwide. South Africa has ethnically and geologically diverse populations. A recent publication indicated an increased birth prevalence of ARMs in the Witwatersrand referral area between 2005 and 2010. The purpose of this study was to determine the birth prevalence of ARM and its various subtypes in the Western Cape referral district over an 8-year period. Methods For an 8-year period from January 1, 2005, to December 31, 2012; retrospective data were collected from the Pediatric Surgical Departments of Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Tygerberg Children's Hospital, as well as the private sector health registries...
January 12, 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061521/quality-of-life-after-surgical-treatment-for-esophageal-atresia-long-term-outcome-of-154-patients
#12
Alice Catherine Hölscher, Michael Laschat, Vera Choinitzki, Nadine Zwink, Ekkehart Jenetzky, Oliver Münsterer, Ralf Kurz, Marcus Pauly, Ulrike Brokmeier, Andreas Leutner, Benno Ure, Martin Lacher, Johannes Schumacher, Heiko Reutter, Thomas Michael Boemers
Background The short- and long-term surgical results in patients with esophageal atresia (EA) with or without tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) have been described in depth from a physician's perspective. Contrarily, the perception and coping strategies of affected patients and their parents have rarely been reported. The aim of this study was to generate data on this matter. Patients and Methods A total of 154 patients who had operative reconstruction for EA between 1971 and 2012 were evaluated for demographic data, surgical technique, affection of daily life, and coping strategies...
January 6, 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061520/esophageal-atresia-with-or-without-tracheoesophageal-fistula-ea-tef-association-of-different-ea-tef-subtypes-with-specific-co-occurring-congenital-anomalies-and-implications-for-diagnostic-workup
#13
Thomas Bogs, Nadine Zwink, Vera Chonitzki, Alice Hölscher, Thomas M Boemers, Oliver Münsterer, Ralf Kurz, Andreas Heydweiller, Marcus Pauly, Andreas Leutner, Benno M Ure, Martin Lacher, Oliver Johannes Deffaa, Holger Thiele, Soyhan Bagci, Ekkehart Jenetzky, Johannes Schumacher, Heiko Reutter
Background Esophageal atresia with or without tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF) represents the most common developmental malformation of the upper digestive tract. It is classified into six subtypes according to the classification of Vogt, depending on anatomical variation of this malformation. Around 50% of the patients with EA/TEF present additional anomalies, which often influence, next to the EA/TEF subtype, the overall prognosis of EA/TEF newborns. Here, we investigated the association of the different EA/TEF subtypes with co-occurring congenital anomalies in EA/TEF patients and demonstrate their implications for postnatal diagnostic workup...
January 6, 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291992/the-importance-of-facts-and-the-role-of-academic-publishers-in-today-s-world-a-publisher-s-view
#14
Daniel Schiff
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27464355/regenerative-capacity-of-the-enteric-nervous-system-after-ileoileal-anastomoses-in-a-rat-model
#15
Viktoria Amanda Pfeifle, Stephanie J Gros, Giovanni Frongia, Karl-Herbert Schäfer, Stefan Holland-Cunz
Purpose The aim of the study was to investigate the regeneration and migration of neuronal progenitor cells of the enteric nervous system during wound healing after intestinal anastomosis in the rat ileum. Methods Experiments were performed in a rat model of ileoileal anastomosis. Rats were humanely killed on day 2 or day 10 after anastomosis, and the anastomotic region was compared with ileum of healthy rats. Immunofluorescent staining was performed with protein gene product 9.5, nestin, and S100 antibodies...
April 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27380058/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-pediatric-necrotizing-fasciitis-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#16
Sabine Zundel, Angela Lemaréchal, Philipp Kaiser, Philipp Szavay
Introduction Pediatric necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a rare but severe, life-threatening infection. Early diagnosis is crucial to reduce morbidity and mortality, but initial symptoms are nonspecific. Little sound data exists on factors aiding clinicians to recognize NF in children. With a systematic literature review, we aimed to better characterize pediatric NF. We focused on triggers, symptoms, and laboratory and microbiological findings and differences between pediatric adult patients. Materials and Methods A literature research was conducted according to the guidance of the "Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses...
April 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27367538/pelvic-angiography-for-trauma-in-children-a-rare-but-useful-adjunct
#17
Katherine W Gonzalez, Brian G Dalton, Michael C Kerisey, Pablo Aguayo, David Juang
Introduction Pelvic angiography with embolization can successfully control hemorrhage in adults with pelvic fractures. However, evidence to support similar application in children is sparse. We describe our experience using angiography for pediatric pelvic fractures to further highlight the safety and efficacy of this treatment approach. Methods A retrospective review at a pediatric tertiary care center was performed from 2004 to 2014. Inpatients treated for a pelvic fracture were considered. Results A total of 216 patients were analyzed...
April 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27214095/prolonged-use-of-proton-pump-inhibitors-as-stricture-prophylaxis-in-infants-with-reconstructed-esophageal-atresia
#18
Pernilla Stenström, Magnus Anderberg, Anna Börjesson, Einar Arnbjornsson
Introduction Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are used as prophylaxis, guarding against anastomotic stricture (AS) in the aftermath of reconstructed esophageal atresia (EA). The incidence of stricture formation was studied in this setting, comparing outcomes of 3- and 12-month PPI prophylactic regimens. Patients and Methods Patient characteristics (gestational age, birth weight, prevalence of chromosomal aberrations, and other malformations), as well as rates of survival, AS formation, and required balloon dilation, were recorded in the following therapeutic subsets: (1) all infants undergoing primary surgical anastomosis for EA in years 2010-2014 and given postoperative PPI prophylaxis for 12 months and (2) all infants similarly treated for EA in years 2001-2009 but given postoperative PPI prophylaxis for 3 months only...
April 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27176598/hirschsprung-disease-critical-evaluation-of-the-global-research-architecture-employing-scientometrics-and-density-equalizing-mapping
#19
Norman Schöffel, Stefan Gfroerer, Udo Rolle, Michael H K Bendels, Doris Klingelhöfer, Beatrix Groneberg-Kloft
Introduction Hirschsprung disease (HD) is a congenital bowel innervation disorder that involves several clinical specialties. There is an increasing interest on the topic reflected by the number of annually published items. It is therefore difficult for a single scientist to survey all published items and to gauge their scientific importance or value. Thus, tremendous efforts were made to establish sustainable parameters to evaluate scientific work within the past decades. It was the birth of scientometrics...
April 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27089461/venous-malformation-and-localized-intravascular-coagulopathy-in-children
#20
Judy W S Hung, Michael W Y Leung, Clarence S W Liu, Dickson H S Fung, W L Poon, Felix S D Yam, Yvonne C L Leung, Kenneth Lap Yan Chung, Paula M Y Tang, Nicholas S Y Chao, Kelvin K W Liu
Aim Localized intravascular coagulopathy (LIC) has been described in adults with venous malformation (VM) but rarely reported in children. This study aims to determine the prevalence of LIC in children with VM and associated risk factors. Methods Patients younger than 18 years with VM from 2010 to 2014 were reviewed. Diagnosis was confirmed by Doppler ultrasound and/or magnetic resonance imaging. Demographics data and VM characteristics including volume, site, extension, painful symptoms, and palpable phleboliths were studied...
April 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
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