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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300495/hospital-acquired-infections-in-paediatric-medical-wards-at-a-tertiary-hospital-in-kwazulu-natal-south-africa
#1
Kevin B Spicer, Jennifer Green, Barnesh Dhada
BACKGROUND: Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) impact care and costs in hospitals across the globe. There are minimal data on HAIs in sub-Saharan Africa and data specific to paediatrics are especially limited. OBJECTIVE: To describe the incidence of HAIs in the paediatric medical units at Grey's Hospital, a tertiary government hospital in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. METHODS: The Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) team collects data on all laboratory-confirmed infections, including from paediatric patients in two medical units (52 beds), the paediatric intensive/high-care unit (PICU, 8 beds) and the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU, 23 beds)...
March 16, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281913/rapidly-progressing-facial-leishmaniasis-effective-treatment-with-liposomal-amphotericin-b-and-a-review-of-the-management-of-old-world-cutaneous-leishmaniasis
#2
Shamim Islam
Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL), a common condition in many parts of the world, is being increasingly encountered in non-endemic countries secondary to immigration. The clinical manifestations and course can vary substantially, with appropriate management ranging from observation for self-healing lesions to urgent treatment to prevent damaging anatomical and cosmetic sequelae. While there are now several effective medications, optimal therapy is not well defined, and decision-making can be challenged by the location of lesions and various drug issues, including availability, mode of delivery and adverse effects...
March 10, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271797/term-infants-born-at-home-in-peru-are-less-likely-to-be-hospitalised-in-the-neonatal-period-than-those-born-in-hospital
#3
Tina Lavin, David B Preen
BACKGROUND: More than 50% of women worldwide give birth at home, but little is known about home birth and subsequent neonatal hospitalisation. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to investigate home birth and neonatal hospitalisation of term neonates in Peru. METHODS: The relationship between birth setting [home - with or without skilled birth attendant (SBA), health centre, hospital] and neonatal hospitalisation (n = 1656) and incubator care (n = 1651) was investigated using data from the 2002 Young Lives Study...
March 8, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270033/influence-of-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-on-the-rate-of-pain-episodes-in-nigerian-children-with-sickle-cell-anaemia
#4
Samuel Ademola Adegoke, Oyeku Akibu Oyelami, Adekunle Adekile, Maria Stella Figueiredo
BACKGROUND: In sickle cell disease (SCD), symptoms of vitamin D deficiency (VDD) and chronic pain can overlap. AIM: To examine the relationship between serum vitamin D levels and the frequency of acute pain episodes. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) was assayed by high-performance liquid chromatography, and its influence on the number of significant pain episodes was examined by bivariate and logistic regression analyses...
March 8, 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
#5
Elizabeth C George
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 6, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263087/protein-losing-enteropathy-in-an-infant-with-rotavirus-infection
#6
Adriana Parisi, Alessandro Cafarotti, Roberta Salvatore, Piernicola Pelliccia, Luciana Breda, Francesco Chiarelli
Protein-losing enteropathy (PLE) is a rare gastro-intestinal complication characterised by intestinal loss of proteins with consequent hypoproteinaemia and generalised oedema. Rotavirus infection associated with PLE in children has rarely been reported. A 6-month-old girl presented with diarrhoea, fever and generalised oedema. Total serum proteins were 34 g/L (61-79) and plasma albumin 16.8 g/L (40-50), serum sodium was 126 mmol/L and there was mild metabolic alkalosis (pH 7.46). Stool for alpha-1 antitrypsin was >1...
March 6, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262036/the-effect-of-simulated-flash-heating-pasteurisation-and-holder-pasteurisation-on-human-milk-oligosaccharides
#7
Brodie Daniels, Anna Coutsoudis, Chloe Autran, Kimberly Amundson Mansen, Kiersten Israel-Ballard, Lars Bode
BACKGROUND: Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) have important protective functions in human milk. A low-cost remote pasteurisation temperature-monitoring system has been designed using FoneAstra, a cell phone-based networked sensing system to monitor simulated flash heat pasteurisation. AIM: To compare the pasteurisation effect on HMOs of the FoneAstra FH method with the current Sterifeed Holder method used by human milk banks. METHODS: Donor human milk samples (n = 48) were obtained from a human milk bank and pasteurised using the two pasteurisation methods...
March 6, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222656/detection-of-%C3%AE-lactoglobulin-in-human-breast-milk-7-days-after-cow-milk-ingestion
#8
Ponpan Matangkasombut, Savitree Padungpak, Sasikanya Thaloengsok, Wasu Kamchaisatian, Cherapat Sasisakulporn, Wanlapa Jotikasthira, Suwat Benjaponpitak, Wiparat Manuyakorn
BACKGROUND: β-lactoglobulin (BLG), a major allergen in cow milk (CM) can be detected in human breast-milk (BM) and is associated with exacerbation of symptoms in breastfed infants with cow milk protein allergy (CMPA). Currently, it is not known how long lactating mothers who consume dairy products need to withhold breastfeeding. OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the kinetics of BLG in BM after maternal ingestion of a single dose of CM. METHODS: Nineteen lactating mothers, four of whom had infants with CMPA, were instructed to avoid CM for 7 days before ingesting a single dose of CM and to continue to withhold CM thereafter throughout the study period...
February 22, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222654/is-coronary-arteritis-a-feature-in-secondary-haemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis
#9
Beng Teong See, Ke Xin Yip, Hak Lee Ang
Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is rare. Although Kawasaki disease (KD) has been reported as a precursor to HLH, coronary arteritis occurring at the onset of secondary HLH, not in association with KD, has not been reported. An 8-year-old girl presented with virus-induced secondary HLH associated with a giant aneurysm and ectasia of the coronary arteries which was detected incidentally at onset of the disease. She did not fulfill the criteria for diagnosis of KD. The coronary lesions improved after 6 months of treatment with dexamethasone and etoposide...
February 22, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176613/erratum
#10
P Burford
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 8, 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
#11
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...
February 8, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162087/antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-uropathogens-isolated-from-cambodian-children
#12
Catrin E Moore, Christopher M Parry
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 6, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162058/prevalence-of-epilepsy-in-74-949-school-children-in-khartoum-state-sudan
#13
Inaam N Mohamed, Maha A Elseed, Ahlam A Hamed, Manar E Abdel-Rahman, Sarah M El-Sadig, Ilham M Omer, Abdelgadir H Osman, Ammar E Ahmed, Zein A Karrar, Mustafa A Salih
BACKGROUND: Data on childhood epilepsy in Sudan are scarce and the only published study on its prevalence was published in 1983. This study aimed to determine the current prevalence of epilepsy in school children in Khartoum State. METHODS: This is an analytical population-based, cross-sectional study conducted in Khartoum State, Sudan. The study included students in the basic (primary) schools aged 6-14 years. Simple random sampling was used to draw a cluster of four of the seven localities comprising Khartoum State...
February 6, 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
#14
P Goussard, R P Gie
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 6, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162051/henoch-schonlein-purpura-post-streptococcal-glomerulonephritis-and-acute-rheumatic-carditis-after-group-a-%C3%AE-haemolytic-streptococcal-infection
#15
Seçil Arslansoyu Çamlar, Alper Soylu, İpek Akil, Mehtat Ünlü, Şenol Coşkun, Pelin Ertan, Salih Kavukçu
Besides association with acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and acute glomerulonephritis (APSGN), in up to 40% of cases, Group A β-haemolytic streptococcal (GABHS) infections are also implicated as a trigger for Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP). A 7-year-old girl with GABHS throat infection who developed HSP, APSGN and rheumatic carditis is reported. She presented with palpable purpura and arthritis in both ankles and later developed carditis characterised by mitral/aortic regurgitation and glomerulonephritis characterised by mixed nephritic/nephrotic syndrome...
February 6, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152666/provision-of-critical-care-services-to-hiv-infected-children-in-an-era-of-advanced-intensive-care-and-availability-of-combined-antiretroviral-therapy
#16
Prakash M Jeena, Miriam Adhikari
Intensive care facilities are always in demand in the public sector and there is constant competition for beds. Appropriate allocation of children to these resources is based on the ethical principles of distributive justice and beneficence that is determined on the presumed short-term outcome of the acute illness, long-term outcome of the underlying chronic disease and the overall demand for these facilities. At the onset of the HIV epidemic in South Africa, HIV-infected children were refused admission to the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) on the basis of poor ICU outcomes and the lack of provision of combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) for survivors...
February 3, 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
#17
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...
February 1, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145154/effect-of-impaired-ambulation-and-anti-epileptic-drug-intake-on-vitamin-d-status-of-children-with-cerebral-palsy
#18
Anju Seth, Satinder Aneja, Ritu Singh, Ritu Majumdar, Neera Sharma, Muthuselvan Gopinath
BACKGROUND: Children with cerebral palsy (CP) are vulnerable to developing vitamin D deficiency. There is little information on the prevalence and severity of vitamin D deficiency in these patients. OBJECTIVE: To study vitamin D status in children with CP with special reference to their intake of anti-epileptic drugs (AED) and ambulatory status. METHODS: The relative effects of AED use and ambulatory status on the vitamin D status of 120 children with CP aged 2-10 years were examined in this observational study...
February 1, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121264/a-14-year-old-girl-presenting-with-tuberculous-intestinal-perforation-while-in-a-temporary-shelter-after-the-2015-earthquake-in-nepal
#19
Dhruba Shrestha, Manoj Krishna Shrestha, Ganendra Bhakta Raya, Anuj Bhattachan, Kentaro Hayashi, Koya Ariyoshi, Christopher M Parry, Bhim Gopal Dhoubhadel
A 14-year-old Nepalese girl presented with fever, abdominal pain and vomiting. She was living with her family in a temporary settlement camp following the earthquake in Nepal in 2015. She had had abdominal pain for 2 months and fever for 1 month. Abdominal examination suggested acute peritonitis. At laparotomy, three ileal perforations were detected and histopathology demonstrated caseous granulomas. Her father had sputum-positive pulmonary tuberculosis. She was diagnosed with abdominal tuberculosis and responded well to anti-tuberculosis chemotherapy...
January 25, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121245/solar-powered-hearing-aids-for-children-with-impaired-hearing-in-vietnam-a-pilot-study
#20
Quang Thanh Vo, Dung Pham, Kevin J Choi, Uyen T T Nguyen, Lan Le, Trudy Shanewise, Lien Tran, Nga Nguyen, Walter T Lee
BACKGROUND: Hearing loss is a barrier to speech and social and cognitive development. This can be especially pronounced in children living in low- and middle-income countries with limited resources. AIM: To determine the feasibility, durability and social impact of ComCare GLW solar-powered hearing aids provided for Vietnamese children with hearing impairment. METHODS: A retrospective review of data from an international, multi-discipline humanitarian visit was performed...
January 25, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
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