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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714784/the-management-of-paediatric-neurogenic-bladder-an-approach-in-a-resource-poor-setting
#1
Patrick Opoku Manu Maison, John Lazarus
BACKGROUND: If untreated, paediatric neurogenic bladder can cause renal failure and urinary incontinence. It is usually caused by neural tube defects such as myelomeningocele. Children with a neurogenic bladder should be monitored from birth and management should aim to preserve renal function and achieve social continence. This article outlines the management options appropriate for these children in resource-poor settings. ASSESSMENT: In most low- and middle-income countries, a general lack of awareness of the neurological effects on the urinary tract results in late presentation, usually with urological complications even when spina bifida is diagnosed early...
July 17, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648114/pseudohypoparathyroidism-type-1b-a-rare-cause-of-tetany-case-report
#2
Catarina Garcia, Cátia R Correia, Lurdes Lopes
Pseudohypoparathyroidism (PHP) is a rare group of disorders characterised by end-organ resistance to the parathyroid hormone (PTH). A 16-year-old boy presented with a 2-year history of involuntary dystonic movements involving mainly the left hand, initially after writing and later during physical exercise. Serum calcium was 1.37 mmol/L (2.20-2.69), phosphate 2.1 mmol/L (0.8-1.45) and PTH 302 ng/L (12-88). CT scan of the head demonstrated multiple subcortical and diffuse basal ganglia calcifications. Genetic analysis confirmed a methylation defect in the GNAS cluster on chromosome 20q13...
June 26, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594291/rickets-in-a-6-year-old-girl-resulting-in-extreme-deformities
#3
Asad Abbas, Zeeba Zaka-Ur-Rab
Rickets remains endemic in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) and has re-emerged in high-income countries. Poverty, ignorance and poor healthcare in LMIC still contribute to development of the disease and, if untreated, its progression to severe forms. A 6-year-old girl from a poor background presented with malnutrition, anaemia, rachitic rosary and severe deformities of the upper and lower limbs owing to vitamin D deficiency. Although she responded well to treatment initially, some of the deformities required surgical intervention...
June 8, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557682/an-infant-presenting-with-failure-to-thrive-and-hyperkalaemia-owing-to-transient-pseudohypoaldosteronism-case-report
#4
Marieke De Clerck, Johan Vande Walle, Evelyn Dhont, Joke Dehoorne, Werner Keenswijk
A 3-month-old boy presented with failure to thrive and a history of a prenatally detected unilateral hydroureteronephrosis which was confirmed after birth. His growth and developmental milestones had been normal during the first 2 months but in the third month his appetite was poor with reduced intake but no vomiting. At presentation, his temperature was normal, there was mild dehydration and there was weight loss (his weight had decreased by 270 g in the past month). Haemoglobin was 11.9 g/dL, total white cell count 20...
May 30, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532269/antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-uropathogens-isolated-from-cambodian-children
#5
Anirban Mandal, Puneet Kaur Sahi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 22, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498062/telemedicine-is-helping-the-parents-of-children-with-neurodevelopmental-disorders-living-in-remote-and-deprived-areas
#6
Ruth Stuckey, Sophie Domingues-Montanari
Telecommunication technologies are advancing rapidly with huge investment to improve infrastructure in rural areas. Telemedicine brings the benefits of telecommunication to healthcare, especially in resource-limited and remote communities. The recent literature on telemedicine in paediatrics will be reviewed, with particular focus on its application to help children with neurodevelopmental disorders and their families living in remote regions and/or low-income countries, and gaps identified for future research...
May 12, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490246/evaluation-of-xpert-mtb-rif-assay-in-children-with-presumed-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-papua-new-guinea
#7
Sharon Kasa Tom, Henry Welch, Cornelia Kilalang, Nakapi Tefuarani, John Vince, Evelyn Lavu, Karen Johnson, Ruth Magaye, Trevor Duke
BACKGROUND: The Gene Xpert MTB/ RIF assay (Xpert) is used for rapid, simultaneous detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) and rifampicin resistance. This study examined the accuracy of Xpert in children with suspected pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). METHODS: Children admitted to Port Moresby General Hospital with suspected PTB were prospectively enrolled between September 2014 and March 2015. They were classified into probable, possible and TB-unlikely groups...
May 11, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488945/tropical-pulmonary-eosinophilia-masquerading-as-asthma-in-a-5-year-old-girl
#8
Shivani Randev, Pankaj Kumar, Prabhjot Dhillon, Geetanjali Jindal, Vishal Guglani
Tropical pulmonary eosinophilia (TPE) is an exaggerated immunological response to filarial antigens mainly seen in adults in endemic areas and is uncommonly reported in children. The diagnosis is frequently delayed as it mimics asthma clinically, while the chest radiograph might show miliary mottling which is often confused with that in pulmonary tuberculosis. A 5-year-old girl presented with episodes of nocturnal cough, wheeze, low grade fever and breathlessness for the previous 4 months and was being treated for asthma...
May 10, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475437/the-management-of-persistent-diarrhoea-at-dhaka-hospital-of-the-international-centre-for-diarrhoeal-disease-and-research-a-clinical-chart-review
#9
Shoeb Bin Islam, Tahmeed Ahmed, Mustafa Mahfuz, Ishita Mostafa, Mohammed Ashraful Alam, Kazi Nazmus Saqeeb, Shafiqul Alam Sarker, Mohammod Jobayer Chisti, Nur Haque Alam
BACKGROUND: Persistent diarrhoea (PD) is poorly recognised and it requires proper assessment and early intervention to ensure effective treatment. The International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) has been managing children with PD for more than two decades. This review focuses on different aspects of the management of PD in a hospital setting. AIM: To estimate the prevalence, socio-demographic and clinical characteristics, treatment outcome and hospital course in under-5 children with persistent diarrhoea (PD)...
May 5, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466679/effect-of-two-prophylactic-bolus-vitamin-d-dosing-regimens-1000%C3%A2-iu-day-vs-400%C3%A2-iu-day-on-bone-mineral-content-in-new-onset-and-infrequently-relapsing-nephrotic-syndrome-a-randomised-clinical-trial
#10
Sravani Muske, Sriram Krishnamurthy, Sadish Kumar Kamalanathan, Medha Rajappa, K T Harichandrakumar, Palanisamy Sivamurukan
OBJECTIVES: To examine the efficacy of two vitamin D dosages (1000 vs. 400 IU/day) for osteoprotection in children with new-onset and infrequently-relapsing nephrotic syndrome (IFRNS) receiving corticosteroids. METHODS: This parallel-group, open label, randomised clinical trial enrolled 92 children with new-onset nephrotic syndrome (NS) (n = 28) or IFRNS (n = 64) to receive 1000 IU/day (Group A, n = 46) or 400 IU/day (Group B, n = 46) vitamin D (administered as a single bolus initial supplemental dose) by block randomisation in a 1:1 allocation ratio...
May 3, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463080/lupus-glomerulonephritis-in-788-chinese-children-a-multi-centre-clinical-and-histopathological-analysis-based-on-549-renal-biopsies
#11
Si-Yan Jin, Dan-Lin Huang, Xi-Qiang Dang, Zhu-Wen Yi
BACKGROUND: System lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a severe multisystem autoimmune disease. OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical and pathological features, treatment, and renal outcome in children under 18 years with lupus nephritis (LN). METHODS: The study was undertaken by a questionnaire completed in 26 Grade 3A hospitals' paediatric renal units in China. The study comprised 788 children (619 girls, 169 boys) diagnosed with SLE by the American College of Rheumatology criteria (1997) during 2005-2010...
May 2, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453405/a-meta-analysis-of-antimicrobial-susceptibility-profiles-for-pneumococcal-pneumonia-in-sub-saharan-africa
#12
Pui-Ying Iroh Tam, Ayebo E Sadoh, Stephen K Obaro
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia causes an enormous burden of childhood disease globally, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Pneumococcus is the most common bacterial aetiology of pneumonia; however, antimicrobials are limited and may not adequately address the local epidemiology of the region. AIM: To undertake a review and meta-analysis of pneumonia studies in sub-Saharan Africa to evaluate antimicrobial susceptibility patterns in childhood pneumonia. METHODS: Articles published in PubMed and Google between 2006 and 2016 which evaluated antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of pneumococcal pneumonia in children in sub-Saharan Africa were identified...
April 28, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680199/piecing-together-the-stunting-puzzle-a-framework-for-attributable-factors-of-child-stunting
#13
Emily Mosites, Elizabeth Dawson-Hahn, Judd Walson, Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, Marian L Neuhouser
Reducing the burden of stunting in childhood is critical to improving health in low- and middle-income settings. However, because many aetiologies underlie linear growth failure, stunting has proved difficult to prevent and reverse. Understanding the contributions these aetiologies make to the burden of stunting can help the development of targeted, effective interventions. To begin to frame these causes, a qualitative and a quantitative framework of the primary drivers of stunting in low-resource settings were developed...
August 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27405413/gastro-oesophageal-reflux-associated-with-duodenum-inversum-two-case-reports-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#14
Dhiren Patel, Roshani Agarwal, William Powell, Namir Al-Ansari
Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a very common paediatric disorder and the majority of patients are treated successfully by primary care physicians. Two infants aged 2 months with GORD which did not respond to conventional medical management are reported; they were diagnosed with duodenum inversum. The first infant failed medical management and required Nissen's fundoplication to control his symptoms. The second infant improved on maximizing medical management without the need for a surgical procedure...
August 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27376438/brainstem-micro-abscesses-caused-by-burkholderia-pseudomallei-in-a-10-month-old-infant-a-case-report
#15
M Prasanna Kumar, Sriram Krishnamurthy, V S Venkateswaran, Subramanian Mahadevan, M Lalitha, Sujatha Sistla, K Nagarajan
Melioidosis is an uncommon tropical infectious disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei. Neurological complications of melioidosis are extremely uncommon in infants. A 10-month-old girl is described who presented with disseminated melioidosis with subcutaneous nodules, arthritis, hepatomegaly and a lung cavity, and developed a left medial rectus palsy. Cranial MRI demonstrated mid-brain, pontine and basal ganglia micro-abscesses. Therapy with meropenem and cotrimoxazole led to resolution of the medial nerve palsy...
August 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27329512/auto-immune-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-anti-nmdar-encephalitis-three-case-reports
#16
Fahad A Bashiri, Abdulrahman A Al-Rasheed, Saeed M Hassan, Muddathir H A Hamad, Heba Y El Khashab, Amal Y Kentab, Fahad B AlBadr, Mustafa A Salih
Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis is a recently identified auto-immune disorder characterised by severe memory deficit, a decreased level of consciousness, seizures, autonomic dysfunction and movement disorders. Three girls with the disorder are reported; they were aged 4 years, 5 years and 10 months. The 10-month-old infant who is one of the youngest patients reported with anti-NMDAR encephalitis worldwide, had MRI features suggestive of herpes simplex encephalitis (known to trigger anti-NMDAR encephalitis), but CSF PCR for herpes simplex was negative...
August 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263089/good-quality-research-a-vital-step-in-improving-outcomes-in-paediatric-intensive-care-units-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
#17
Elizabeth C George
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173741/elimination-of-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hiv-lessons-learned-from-success-in-thailand
#18
REVIEW
Usa Thisyakorn
In 1988, the generalised HIV/AIDS epidemic in Thailand began and in the same year the first HIV-exposed infant in Thailand was born at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Bangkok. From the early to mid-1990s, an epidemic wave of HIV-infected women and infants occurred. Heterosexual HIV transmission, as described in the Asian Epidemic Model, was the major mode of spread in Thailand, causing an increasing number of HIV-infected pregnant women. The early and concerted multi-sectoral response of Thai society reduced the prevalence of HIV infection in pregnant women from 2% in the mid-1990s to 0...
May 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162052/adjunctive-therapy-for-severe-hypoxic-pneumonia-in-hiv-infected-and-hiv-exposed-children-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
#19
P Goussard, R P Gie
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145162/early-use-of-corticosteroids-in-infants-with-a-clinical-diagnosis-of-pneumocystis-jiroveci-pneumonia-in-malawi-a-double-blind-randomised-clinical-trial
#20
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Laura Newberry, Bernadette O'Hare, Neil Kennedy, Andrew Selman, Sofia Omar, Pamela Dawson, Kim Stevenson, Yo Nishihara, Samantha Lissauer, Elizabeth Molyneux
BACKGROUND: Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PJP) is the most common opportunistic infection in infants with vertically acquired HIV infection and the most common cause of death in HIV-infected infants. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether early administration of adjuvant corticosteroids in addition to standard treatment reduces mortality in infants with vertically acquired HIV and clinically diagnosed PJP when co-infection with cytomegalovirus and other pathogens cannot be excluded...
May 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
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