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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427379/novel-mutation-identified-in-severe-early-onset-tumor-necrosis-factor-receptor-associated-periodic-syndrome-a-case-report
#1
Suhas M Radhakrishna, Amy Grimm, Lori Broderick
BACKGROUND: Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor-Associated Periodic Syndrome (TRAPS) is the second most common heritable autoinflammatory disease, typically presenting in pre-school aged children with fever episodes lasting 1-3 weeks. Systemic symptoms can include rash, myalgia, ocular inflammation, and serositis. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we report an unusual presentation of TRAPS in a 7 month old girl who presented with only persistent fever. She was initially diagnosed with incomplete Kawasaki Disease and received IVIG and infliximab; however, her fevers quickly recurred...
April 20, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427378/assessment-of-cardiac-function-in-children-with-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-a-case-control-study-in-cameroon
#2
J Tony Nengom, S Sap Ngo Um, D Chelo, R Mbono Betoko, J Boombhi, F Mouafo Tambo, A Chiabi, S Kingue, P Koki Ndombo
BACKGROUND: High level of androgens found in congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) seems to have a deleterious effect on heart function. We therefore evaluate cardiac function of children with CAH in comparison with a healthy group. METHODS: We carried out a case-control study in the single endocrinology unit of the Mother and Child Center of Chantal Biya's Foundation. Cases were matched for age and genotypic sex to 2 healthy controls. We analyzed the ejection fraction (LVEF), fractional shortening and left ventricular mass; output and cardiac index; E and A waves velocities, E/A ratio and the mitral deceleration time and diameter of the left atrium; tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion and pulmonary artery systolic pressure were also measured...
April 20, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424059/insight-into-human-pubertal-growth-by-applying-the-qeps-growth-model
#3
Anton Holmgren, Aimon Niklasson, Lars Gelander, A Stefan Aronson, Andreas F M Nierop, Kerstin Albertsson-Wikland
BACKGROUND: Computerized mathematical models describing absolute and relative individual growth during puberty in both cm and standard deviation (SD)-scores are lacking. The present study aimed to fill this gap, by applying the QEPS-model that delineates mathematically the specific pubertal functions of the total growth curve. METHODS: Study population used was the individual growth curves of the longitudinally followed cohort GrowUp1974 Gothenburg (n = 2280)...
April 19, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415984/comparison-of-three-different-methods-for-risk-adjustment-in-neonatal-medicine
#4
Mark Adams, Julia Braun, Hans Ulrich Bucher, Milo Alan Puhan, Dirk Bassler, Viktor Von Wyl
BACKGROUND: Quality improvement in health care requires identification of areas in need of improvement by comparing processes and patient outcomes within and between health care providers. It is critical to adjust for different case-mix and outcome risks of patient populations but it is currently unclear which approach has higher validity and how limitations need to be dealt with. Our aim was to compare 3 approaches towards risk adjustment for 7 different major quality indicators in neonatal intensive care (21 models)...
April 17, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410573/risk-factors-for-necrotizing-enterocolitis-in-neonates-a-systematic-review-of-prognostic-studies
#5
Noor Samuels, Rob A van de Graaf, Rogier C J de Jonge, Irwin K M Reiss, Marijn J Vermeulen
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a severe multifactorial disease in preterm neonates associated with high morbidity and mortality. Better insight into prognostic values of the many reported factors associated with NEC is needed to enable identification of neonates at risk for NEC. The aim was to systematically review the literature to identify independent risk factors for NEC from the literature. METHODS: Medline, Cochrane, Embase, Pubmed and Google Scholar were searched systematically for cohort studies reporting prognostic factors for NEC in neonates using multivariable analysis...
April 14, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403842/outcomes-of-autologous-bone-marrow-mononuclear-cells-for-cerebral-palsy-an-open-label-uncontrolled-clinical-trial
#6
Liem Thanh Nguyen, Anh Tuan Nguyen, Chinh Duy Vu, Doan V Ngo, Anh V Bui
BACKGROUND: Stem cell therapy has emerged as a promising method for improving motor function of patients with cerebral palsy. The aim of this study is to assess the safety and effectiveness of autologous bone marrow mononuclear stem cell transplantation in patients with cerebral palsy related to oxygen deprivation. METHODS: An open label uncontrolled clinical trial was carried out at Vinmec International Hospital. The intervention consisted of two administrations of stem cells, the first at baseline and the second 3 months later...
April 12, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399847/evaluation-of-helping-babies-breathe-quality-improvement-cycle-hbb-qic-on-retention-of-neonatal-resuscitation-skills-six-months-after-training-in-nepal
#7
Ashish Kc, Johan Wrammert, Viktoria Nelin, Robert B Clark, Uwe Ewald, Stefan Peterson, Mats Målqvist
BACKGROUND: Each year 700,000 infants die due to intrapartum-related complications. Implementation of Helping Babies Breathe (HBB)-a simplified neonatal resuscitation protocol in low-resource clinical settings has shown to reduce intrapartum stillbirths and first-day neonatal mortality. However, there is a lack of evidence on the effect of different HBB implementation strategies to improve and sustain the clinical competency of health workers on bag-and-mask ventilation. This study was conducted to evaluate the impact of multi-faceted implementation strategy for HBB, as a quality improvement cycle (HBB-QIC), on the retention of neonatal resuscitation skills in a tertiary hospital of Nepal...
April 11, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390409/a-child-with-resistant-kawasaki-disease-successfully-treated-with-anakinra-a-case-report
#8
J Sánchez-Manubens, A Gelman, N Franch, S Teodoro, J R Palacios, N Rudi, J Rivera, J Antón
BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute self-limited systemic vasculitis of unknown etiology. Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is an effective treatment and decreases the risk of cardiac complications to less than 5%. In spite of its effectiveness, some children do not respond to this therapy and still develop coronary aneurysms (CAA). The optimal treatment for IVIG non-responsive patients remains controversial although corticoids have been suggested to be an effective treatment in some patients...
April 8, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388889/molecular-epidemiology-of-rotavirus-causing-diarrhea-among-children-less-than-five-years-of-age-visiting-national-level-children-hospitals-nepal
#9
Subhash Dhital, Jeevan Bahadur Sherchand, Bharat Mani Pokhrel, Keshab Parajuli, Niranjan Shah, Shyam Kumar Mishra, Sangita Sharma, Hari Prasad Kattel, Sundar Khadka, Sulochana Khatiwada, Narayan Parajuli, Basistha Rijal
BACKGROUND: Rotaviruses are the major cause of diarrhea among the infants and young children all over the world causing over 500,000 deaths and 2.4 million hospitalizations each year. In Nepal Rotavirus infection positivity rates ranges from 17.0 to 39.0% among children less than 5 years. However, little is known about the molecular genotypes of Rotavirus prevailing. The objective of this study was to estimate the burden of Rotavirus gastroenteritis and determine the genotypes of Rotavirus among children less than 5 years...
April 7, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381217/assessing-health-related-quality-of-life-in-young-japanese-children-with-chronic-conditions-preliminary-validation-of-the-disabkids-smiley-measure
#10
Hatoko Sasaki, Naoko Kakee, Naho Morisaki, Rintaro Mori, Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer, Monika Bullinger
BACKGROUND: Although there is an increasing need to investigate the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of children and adolescents with chronic conditions in Japan, there is currently no standardized measure in which young children can directly answer questions about their HRQOL. The DISABKIDS Smiley measure uses face emoticons to measure HRQOL and distress caused by illness and related treatments among young children. We tested the reliability and validity of the DISABKIDS Smiley measure in a sample of young Japanese children...
April 5, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381208/variation-in-and-risk-factors-for-paediatric-inpatient-all-cause-mortality-in-a-low-income-setting-data-from-an-emerging-clinical-information-network
#11
David Gathara, Lucas Malla, Philip Ayieko, Stella Karuri, Rachel Nyamai, Grace Irimu, Michael Boele van Hensbroek, Elizabeth Allen, Mike English
BACKGROUND: Hospital mortality data can inform planning for health interventions and may help optimize resource allocation if they are reliable and appropriately interpreted. However such data are often not available in low income countries including Kenya. METHODS: Data from the Clinical Information Network covering 12 county hospitals' paediatric admissions aged 2-59 months for the periods September 2013 to March 2015 were used to describe mortality across differing contexts and to explore whether simple clinical characteristics used to classify severity of illness in common treatment guidelines are consistently associated with inpatient mortality...
April 5, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376910/the-preschool-activity-technology-health-adiposity-behaviour-and-cognition-path-abc-cohort-study-rationale-and-design
#12
Dylan P Cliff, Jade McNeill, Stewart Vella, Steven J Howard, Megan A Kelly, Douglas J Angus, Ian M Wright, Rute Santos, Marijka Batterham, Edward Melhuish, Anthony D Okely, Marc de Rosnay
BACKGROUND: Prevalence estimates internationally suggest that many preschool-aged children (3-5 years) are insufficiently physically active and engage in high levels of screen-based entertainment. Early childhood is the developmental period for which we know the least about the effects of physical activity on development and health. Likewise, rapid technological advancements in mobile electronic media have made screen-based forms of entertainment for young children ubiquitous, and research demonstrating the impacts on cognition, psychosocial well-being, and health has lagged behind the rate of adoption of these technologies...
April 4, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376891/prevention-of-neonatal-late-onset-sepsis-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#13
Gary Alcock, Helen G Liley, Lucy Cooke, Peter H Gray
BACKGROUND: Late-onset sepsis (LOS), defined as sepsis occurring after 48 h of age causes substantial mortality and morbidity in very low birth weight infants. Risk factors for LOS include immaturity, intravascular catheters, mechanical ventilation, and prolonged parenteral nutrition (PN). Little attention has been paid to studying the effects of PN administration methods. The aim of the study was to compare a bundle of measures for PN line management incorporating a strict aseptic technique with standard line management on LOS in very low birth weight infants...
April 4, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376768/long-term-effects-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-in-vitamin-d-deficient-obese-children-participating-in-an-integrated-weight-loss-programme-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study-rationale-for-the-study-design
#14
Agnieszka Szlagatys-Sidorkiewicz, Michał Brzeziński, Agnieszka Jankowska, Paulina Metelska, Magdalena Słomińska-Frączek, Piotr Socha
BACKGROUND: Obesity is associated not only with an array of metabolic disorders (e.g. insulin resistance, hiperinsulinemia, impaired tolerance of glucose, lipid disorders) but also skeletal and joint abnormalities. Recently, a pleiotropic role of vitamin D has been emphasized. Obese children frequently present with vitamin D deficiency, and greater fat mass is associated with lower serum concentration of this vitamin. Although some evidence suggests that weight loss may affect vitamin D status, this issue has not been studied extensively thus far...
April 4, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376746/stunting-wasting-and-associated-factors-among-children-aged-6-24%C3%A2-months-in-dabat-health-and-demographic-surveillance-system-site-a-community-based-cross-sectional-study-in-ethiopia
#15
Terefe Derso, Amare Tariku, Gashaw Andargie Biks, Molla Mesele Wassie
BACKGROUND: Though there is a marked decline in burden of undernutrition, about 44 and 10% of children under five are stunted and wasted, respectively in Ethiopia. The highest prevalence of wasting occurs in young children (6-23 months), however literature are limited in these population groups. Therefore, this study aimed to assess stunting, wasting and associated factors among children aged 6-24 months in Dabat Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) site, northwest Ethiopia...
April 4, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376725/improving-feeding-and-growth-of-hiv-positive-children-through-nutrition-training-of-frontline-health-workers-in-tanga-tanzania
#16
Bruno F Sunguya, Linda B Mlunde, David P Urassa, Krishna C Poudel, Omary S Ubuguyu, Namala P Mkopi, Germana H Leyna, Anna T Kessy, Keiko Nanishi, Akira Shibanuma, Junko Yasuoka, Masamine Jimba
BACKGROUND: Nutrition training can boost competence of health workers to improve children's feeding practices. In this way, child undernutrition can be ameliorated in general populations. However, evidence is lacking on efficacy of such interventions among Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-positive children. We aimed to examine the efficacy of a nutrition training intervention to improve midlevel providers' (MLPs) nutrition knowledge and feeding practices and the nutrition statuses of HIV-positive children in Tanga, Tanzania...
April 4, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359332/the-quality-of-health-services-provided-to-remote-dwelling-aboriginal-infants-in-the-top-end-of-northern-australia-following-health-system-changes-a-qualitative-analysis
#17
Cathryn M Josif, Sue Kruske, Sue V Kildea, Lesley M Barclay
BACKGROUND: In Australia the health outcomes of remote dwelling Aboriginal infants are comparable to infants in developing countries. This research investigates service quality, from the clinicians' perspective and as observed and recorded by the researcher, in two large Aboriginal communities in the Top End of northern Australia following health system changes. METHODS: Data were collected from semi-structured interviews with 25 clinicians providing or managing child health services in the two study sites...
March 31, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356142/towards-evidence-based-vitamin-d-supplementation-in-infants-vitamin-d-intervention-in-infants-vidi-study-design-and-methods-of-a-randomised-controlled-double-blinded-intervention-study
#18
Otto Helve, Heli Viljakainen, Elisa Holmlund-Suila, Jenni Rosendahl, Helena Hauta-Alus, Maria Enlund-Cerullo, Saara Valkama, Kati Heinonen, Katri Räikkönen, Timo Hytinantti, Outi Mäkitie, Sture Andersson
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D is important for bone mass accrual during growth. Additionally, it is considered a requirement for a multitude of processes associated with, for example, the development of immunity. Many countries apply vitamin D supplementation strategies in infants, but the guidelines are not based on scientific evidence and aim at prevention of rickets. It remains unclear whether the recommended doses are sufficient for the wide array of other effects of vitamin D. The VIDI trial performed in Finland is the first large randomised controlled study for evaluation of the effects of different vitamin D supplemental doses in infancy on: 1...
March 29, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356083/limitations-and-opportunities-of-whole-blood-bilirubin-measurements-by-gem-premier-4000%C3%A2
#19
Li Wang, Arianne Y K Albert, Benjamin Jung, Keyvan Hadad, Martha E Lyon, Melanie Basso
BACKGROUND: Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia has traditionally been screened by either total serum bilirubin or transcutaneous bilirubin. Whole blood bilirubin (TwB) by the GEM Premier 4000® blood gas analyzer (GEM) is a relatively new technology and it provides fast bilirubin results with a small sample volume and can measure co-oximetry and other analytes. Our clinical study was to evaluate the reliability of TwB measured by the GEM and identify analytical and clinical factors that may contribute to possible bias...
March 29, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351378/melatonin-alleviates-brain-and-peripheral-tissue-edema-in-a-neonatal-rat-model-of-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-damage-the-involvement-of-edema-related-proteins
#20
Li-Xiao Xu, Yuan Lv, Yan-Hong Li, Xin Ding, Ying Wang, Xing Han, Ming-Hua Liu, Bin Sun, Xing Feng
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have indicated edema may be involved in the pathophysiology following hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), and melatonin may exhibit neuro-protection against brain insults. However, little is known regarding the mechanisms that involve the protective effects of melatonin in the brain and peripheral tissues after HIE. The present study aimed to examine the effects of melatonin on multiple organs, and the expression of edema related proteins in a neonatal rat model of hypoxic-ischemic brain damage (HIBD)...
March 28, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
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