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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143568/the-inter-rater-reliability-and-prognostic-value-of-coma-scales-in-nepali-children-with-acute-encephalitis-syndrome
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Stephen Ray, Ajit Rayamajhi, Laura J Bonnett, Tom Solomon, Rachel Kneen, Michael J Griffiths
Background Acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) is a common cause of coma in Nepali children. The Glasgow coma scale (GCS) is used to assess the level of coma in these patients and predict outcome. Alternative coma scales may have better inter-rater reliability and prognostic value in encephalitis in Nepali children, but this has not been studied. The Adelaide coma scale (ACS), Blantyre coma scale (BCS) and the Alert, Verbal, Pain, Unresponsive scale (AVPU) are alternatives to the GCS which can be used. Methods Children aged 1-14 years who presented to Kanti Children's Hospital, Kathmandu with AES between September 2010 and November 2011 were recruited...
November 16, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105576/clinical-signs-of-hypoxaemia-in-children-aged-2%C3%A2-months-to-5%C3%A2-years-with-acute-respiratory-distress-in-switzerland-and-senegal
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Lucie von der Weid, Mario Gehri, Boubacar Camara, Aliou Thiongane, Andrès Pascual, Jean-Yves Pauchard
BACKGROUND: Hypoxaemia is a predictor of pneumonia-related mortality. WHO published recommendations for oxygen therapy based on clinical signs which state that, when oxygen is plentiful, it should be given to children with central cyanosis, inability to drink, severe chest indrawing, RR >70 breaths/min, grunting with every breath (in young infants) or those who display head nodding. These guidelines, however, are based on a few studies only. AIM: To assess the accuracy of combinations of clinical signs which predict hypoxaemia in pre-school children aged 2 months to 5 years with acute respiratory distress in hospitals in Switzerland and Senegal...
November 6, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090653/tuberculous-pyelonephritis-in-children-three-case-reports
#3
Nimisha Arora, Abhijeet Saha, Manpreet Kaur
Tuberculous pyelonephritis is rare in children; three case reports are presented. Case 1 was an 11-year-old girl with a previous history of pulmonary tuberculosis who presented with flank pain and fever for 10 days. An ultrasound suggested focal pyelonephritis, and a contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) scan demonstrated acute focal pyelonephritis and a perinephric collection. Mycobacterium tuberculosis was cultured in the urine. She responded well to anti-tuberculous treatment (ATT). Case 2 was a 13-year-old boy who presented with fever, haematuria, burning micturition, proteinuria (3+) and cervical lymphadenopathy...
November 1, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057712/rapunzel-syndrome-gastric-trichobezoar-a-rare-presentation-with-generalised-oedema-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Islam Nour, Mona Abd Alatef, Ahmed Megahed, Sohier Yahia, Yahya Wahba, Abd Elazeez Shabaan
Rapunzel syndrome is a rare form of gastric trichobezoar. A 4-year-old girl presented with generalised oedema and an epigastric mass. Her family was of a relatively low socio-economic background. There was microcytic hypochromic anaemia, hypoalbuminaemia and an elevated α1-antitrypsin clearance. Abdominal ultrasound and non-contrast computed tomography demonstrated a heterogeneous mass related to the stomach. Upper gastro-intestinal tract endoscopy failed to remove it. Surgical laparotomy was undertaken through a single anterior gastrotomy incision and a large mass was extracted which was a cast of the duodenum and stomach and had a tail of approximately 60 cm in length which extended to the jejunum...
October 23, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057706/hydatid-cyst-involvement-of-both-pulmonary-arteries-in-a-14-year-old-girl
#5
Mecnun Çetin, Kamuran Karaman, Mesut Özgökçe, Hadi Geylan, Bedrettin Yildizeli
Hydatid disease is the most common mediterranean parasitic infection; it commonly affects the liver and lungs and rarely involves multiple organs. A 14-year-old girl presented with a 1-year history of dyspnoea and fatigue. She was found to have pulmonary hypertension owing to hydatid cysts in the right ventricle and both pulmonary arteries. After administration of albendazole she underwent pulmonary endarterectomy and a calcified hydatid cyst was removed from the right ventricle. She made a complete recovery and remained on albendazole for 6 months...
October 23, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043919/beyond-survival-5-year-neurodevelopmental-follow-up-of-a-cohort-of-preterm-infants-in-colombo-sri-lanka
#6
S P Sumanasena, D V Vipulaguna, M M Mendis, N S Gunawardena
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of information on long-term neurodevelopmental outcome in preterm neonates in low- and middle-income countries. OBJECTIVES: To describe the developmental attainments of preterm neonates followed up for 5 years and to identify the risk factors for impairment. METHOD: A prospective descriptive cohort study was undertaken in neonates of 34 weeks gestation born within a period of 12 months at a single tertiary maternity and neonatal unit in Colombo, Sri Lanka...
October 18, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978286/the-clinical-diagnosis-and-management-of-urinary-tract-infections-in-children-and-adolescents
#7
Lindsey Korbel, Marianella Howell, John David Spencer
Urinary tract infections (UTI) are one of the most common and serious bacterial infections encountered by paediatricians and primary care physicians. Although the diagnosis and management of UTI appear simplistic, they remain among the most contentious issues in paediatrics. In part, UTI controversies stem from the absence of classic clinical symptoms, inappropriate urine specimen collection, modified urinary tract imaging recommendations, and diverse treatment and prevention strategies. Recently published guidelines and large clinical trials have attempted to clarify UTI diagnostic and management strategies...
October 5, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975859/recrudescing-plasmodium-malariae-infection-despite-appropriate-treatment-in-an-immigrant-toddler
#8
Shamim Islam, Faizi Hai
Compared with other plasmodium species which cause human malaria, Plasmodium malariae is considered to be relatively infrequent and milder, although recent reports indicate that its prevalence and impact have been under-estimated. A 23-month-old boy, born and previously living in a refugee camp in Liberia who presented with P. malariae 6 weeks after arrival in the USA, is reported. Despite ostensibly effective anti-malarial treatment with artemether/lumefantrine and two courses of hydrochloroquine, he experienced recurrent parasitaemia, refractory anaemia and splenomegaly over a 6-month period; the symptoms resolved after he received atovaquone/proguanil...
October 4, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959916/fatal-diphtheria-myocarditis-in-a-3-year-old-girl-related-to-late-availability-and-administration-of-antitoxin
#9
Karlijn Van Damme, Natasja Peeters, Philippe G Jorens, Tine Boiy, Marjan Deplancke, Hilde Audiens, Marek Wojciechowski, Jozef De Dooy, Margreet Te Wierik, Erika Vlieghe
Sporadic cases of diphtheria are very rare throughout Europe. A 3-year-old incompletely vaccinated girl was admitted with pharyngotonsillitis caused by diphtheria. On day 9 of her illness, renal and cardiac failure with a third-degree AV-block occurred. Unfortunately, she died within 36 h of admission to intensive care, despite pacemaker placement, the administration of antibiotics and diphtheria antitoxin. The delayed antitoxin administration 7 days after admission to hospital was related to a lack of availability and knowledge of its availability in Europe and this is likely to have contributed to the unfavourable outcome...
September 29, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949280/childhood-nephrotic-syndrome-in-tropical-africa-then-and-now
#10
Wasiu A Olowu, Adebowale Ademola, Adebukola B Ajite, Yauba M Saad
This descriptive and comparative review examines the changing epidemiology, treatment, renal and patient outcome of childhood nephrotic syndrome (NS) in tropical Africa (TpAfr). In the 1960s to 1980s, corticosteroid-resistant non-minimal change disease (nMCD) including quartan malaria nephropathy (QMN) was the dominant renal histopathology type. The overall incidence of NS was 0.35-1.34% of hospital admissions. Median age at onset of NS ranged between 4.0 and 12.0 years while the mean (SD) age range was 5.8 (3...
September 26, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914167/nephrotic-syndrome-in-infants-and-children-pathophysiology-and-management
#11
Mallory L Downie, Claire Gallibois, Rulan S Parekh, Damien G Noone
Nephrotic syndrome is defined by nephrotic-range proteinuria (≥40 mg/m(2)/hour or urine protein/creatinine ratio ≥200 mg/mL or 3+ protein on urine dipstick), hypoalbuminaemia (<25 g/L) and oedema. This review focuses on the classification, epidemiology, pathophysiology, management strategies and prognosis of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome of childhood, and includes a brief overview of the congenital forms.
September 15, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891413/post-infectious-glomerulonephritis
#12
Ramnath Balasubramanian, Stephen D Marks
Post-infectious glomerulonephritis (PIGN) is one of the most common causes of acute glomerulonephritis in children. Although post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis (PSGN) is still common, there is a wide spectrum of causative agents of PIGN. Non-streptococcal organisms are emerging as the main aetiological agents in high-income countries. Nephritis-associated plasmin receptor (NAPlr) and streptococcal pyrogenic exotoxin B (SPeB) are the two common antigens implicated in the pathogenesis of PSGN. Both NAPlr and SPeB activate the alternative complement pathway, resulting in low serum complement levels, and have an affinity to plasmin and glomerular proteins...
September 11, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884631/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-associated-with-paragonimiasis-westermani
#13
Ryouhei Matsuoka, Jun Muneuchi, Yusaku Nagatomo, Daisuke Shimizu, Seigo Okada, Chiaki Iida, Hiromitsu Shirouzu, Mamie Watanabe, Yasuhiko Takahashi, Haruhiko Maruyama
An 11-year-old boy collapsed during morning assembly at his junior high school. The automated external defibrillator detected ventricular fibrillation and provided shock delivery. He was successfully resuscitated and reverted to sinus rhythm. Electrocardiography showed ST-T elevation in the precordial leads. Echocardiography and angiography demonstrated akinesia of the apex and mid-wall of the left ventricle with preserved contraction of the basal segments, which suggested Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. The patient and his family had often eaten uncooked crab, and his father had a past history of infection with Paragonimiasis westermani...
September 8, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805146/deafness-and-hearing-aids-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
#14
Bradley McPherson
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August 14, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805143/a-pre-term-infant-of-32-weeks-gestation-with-congenital-tuberculosis-treated-successfully-with-antituberculosis-chemotherapy
#15
Xiaoyi Fang, Ruizhi Mai, Jizhong Guo, Niyang Lin
An infant of 32 weeks gestation was separated from her mother at birth for treatment of hyaline membrane disease and, on recovery, was cared for by adoptive parents. At 25 days, she was treated for pneumonia with immunoglobulins and multiple antibiotics and appeared to respond. Her symptoms recurred at 8 weeks and tuberculosis was confirmed by detection in an acid-fast bacilli smear of gastric aspirate. Her mother presented with disseminated tuberculosis with meningitis 1 month after delivery. Criteria for the diagnosis of congenital tuberculosis in the infant were confirmed...
August 14, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28786757/large-scale-implementation-of-helping-babies-breathe-what-is-required
#16
Hege Langli Ersdal
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August 8, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532269/antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-uropathogens-isolated-from-cambodian-children
#17
LETTER
Anirban Mandal, Puneet Kaur Sahi
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August 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176613/erratum
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August 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162087/antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-uropathogens-isolated-from-cambodian-children
#19
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Catrin E Moore, Christopher M Parry
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August 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
#20
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
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