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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594291/rickets-in-a-6-year-old-girl-resulting-in-extreme-deformities
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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/28436267/pneumonia-with-pleural-empyema-caused-by-salmonella-typhi-in-an-immunocompetent-child-living-in-a-non-endemic-country
#11
Gwénaëlle Duhil de Bénazé, Emilie Desselas, Véronique Houdouin, Patricia Mariani-Kurkdjian, Ahmed Kheniche, Stéphane Dauger, Géraldine Poncelet, Jean Gaschignard, Michaël Levy
Extra-intestinal complications of Salmonella Typhi (S. Typhi) infections usually occur in endemic countries and in patients with underlying risk conditions. A 14-year-old immunocompetent girl was admitted with respiratory distress owing to S. Typhi pneumonia and pleural empyema. She was a native of Ivory Coast but had lived in France for 4 years and had not travelled abroad for several years. There were no gastro-intestinal symptoms and no S. Typhi carriage was detected in her family. She recovered completely with ceftriaxone and ciprofloxacin and pleural drainage was not required...
April 24, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426384/a-2-year-old-boy-with-circulatory-failure-owing-to-streptococcal-toxic-shock-syndrome-case-report
#12
Werner Keenswijk, Johan Vande Walle
A 2-year-old boy presented with severe hypotension and acute kidney injury after a prodrome of non-bloody diarrhoea and fever in the preceding 3 days. He had a mild Ebstein cardiac anomaly but otherwise a normal past history and growth. On examination, he looked ill, his temperature was 37.5 °C, circulation was poor, and there were several purpuric lesions on the face, hands and scrotum. Haemoglobin was 7.8 g/dL (11-14), total white cell count 27 × 10(9)/L, platelets 62 × 10(9)/L, blood urea nitrogen 20...
April 20, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421876/congenital-tuberculosis-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#13
Ching-Wen Chang, Patricia Wanping Wu, Chih-Hua Yeh, Kin-Sun Wong, Chao-Jan Wang, Chih-Chen Chang
Congenital tuberculosis is rare, even where tuberculosis (TB) is endemic. A 14-day-old girl presented with a 3-day history of fever and respiratory distress. Her mother was diagnosed with a disseminated TB infection immediately after the delivery which was confirmed by a positive TB-polymerase chain reaction (TB-PCR) and subsequent culture from ascites and sputum. The infant was separated from her mother at birth. Her chest radiograph showed bilateral miliary nodules. Congenital TB was strongly suspected because of the symptoms, signs and maternal TB history, and was confirmed by TB-PCR and culture from the gastric lavage...
April 19, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388354/haemoglobin-oxygen-saturation-leucocyte-count-and-lactate-dehydrogenase-are-predictors-of-elevated-cerebral-blood-flow-velocity-in-nigerian-children-with-sickle-cell-anaemia
#14
Oyesola Oyewole Ojewunmi, Titilope Adenike Adeyemo, Akinniyi Adediran Osuntoki, Ngozi Awa Imaga, Ajoke Idayat Oyetunji
BACKGROUND: Transcranial Doppler ultrasound (TCD) scan, which measures blood flow velocity through the time-averaged mean of maximum velocities (TAMMVs) in the internal carotid arteries and middle cerebral arteries, is a useful screening tool for predicting stroke risk in children with sickle cell anaemia (SCA). AIM: To investigate which clinical and laboratory indices predict abnormal TCD velocity in children with SCA. METHODS: Fifty-four SCA patients with normal TCD (TAMMV < 170 cm/s), classified as negative TCD (NTCD), and 93 patients with conditional and abnormal TCD velocities (TAMMV ≥ 170 cm/s) classified as positive TCD were recruited...
April 7, 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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922344/predictors-of-mortality-in-a-paediatric-intensive-care-unit-in-kigali-rwanda
#19
Rosine Nyirasafari, Mark H Corden, Angélique Charlie Karambizi, Jean Claude Kabayiza, Jean Damascene Makuza, Rex Wong, Michael F Canarie
BACKGROUND: The enormous burden of critical illness in resource-limited settings has led to a growing interest in paediatric critical care in these regions. However, published data on the practice of critical care and patient outcomes in these settings are scant. OBJECTIVE: This study sought to identify risk factors associated with mortality in the newly established Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Kigali University Teaching Hospital (KUTH) in Rwanda and test the predictive ability of a newly devised mortality risk score, the modified PRISM (MP) score...
May 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922335/nutritional-rickets-around-the-world-an-update
#20
REVIEW
Ana L Creo, Tom D Thacher, John M Pettifor, Mark A Strand, Philip R Fischer
Worldwide, nutritional rickets continues to be an evolving problem with several causes. This paper provides an updated literature review characterising the prevalence, aetiology, pathophysiology and treatment of nutritional rickets worldwide. A systematic review of articles on nutritional rickets from various geographical regions was undertaken. For each region, key information was extracted, including prevalence, cause of rickets specific to the region, methods of confirming the diagnosis and current treatment and preventive measures...
May 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
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