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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316969/the-nose-and-the-lung-united-airway-disease
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Amelia Licari, Riccardo Castagnoli, Chiara Francesca Denicolò, Linda Rossini, Alessia Marseglia, Gian Luigi Marseglia
Epidemiologic, pathophysiologic, and clinical evidences recently revealed the link between upper and lower airways, changing the global pathogenic view of respiratory allergy. The aim of this review is to highlight the strong interaction between the upper and lower respiratory tract diseases, in particular allergic rhinitis and asthma.
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316968/a-stepwise-pilot-study-of-bovine-colostrum-to-supplement-the-first-enteral-feeding-in-preterm-infants-precolos-study-protocol-and-initial-results
#2
Yanqi Li, Sandra M Juhl, Xuqiang Ye, René L Shen, Elisabeth Omolabake Iyore, Yiheng Dai, Per T Sangild, Gorm O Greisen
STUDY PROTOCOL: The optimal feeding for preterm infants during the first weeks is still debated, especially when mother's own milk is lacking or limited. Intact bovine colostrum (BC) contains high amounts of protein, growth factors, and immuno-regulatory components that may benefit protein intake and gut maturation. We designed a pilot study to investigate the feasibility and tolerability of BC as the first nutrition for preterm infants. The study was designed into three phases (A, B, and C) and recruited infants with birth weights of 1,000-1,800 g (China) or gestational ages (GAs) of 27 + 0 to 32 + 6 weeks (Denmark)...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316967/the-role-of-mucosal-immunity-in-the-pathogenesis-of-necrotizing-enterocolitis
#3
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Zerina Hodzic, Alexa M Bolock, Misty Good
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is the most devastating gastrointestinal disease of prematurity. Although the precise cause is not well understood, the main risk factors thought to contribute to NEC include prematurity, formula feeding, and bacterial colonization. Recent evidence suggests that NEC develops as a consequence of intestinal hyper-responsiveness to microbial ligands upon bacterial colonization in the preterm infant, initiating a cascade of aberrant signaling events, and a robust pro-inflammatory mucosal immune response...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303238/feasibility-of-a-peer-led-asthma-and-smoking-prevention-project-in-australian-schools-with-high-indigenous-youth
#4
Gabrielle B McCallum, Anne B Chang, Cate A Wilson, Helen L Petsky, Jan Saunders, Susan J Pizzutto, Siew Choo Su, Smita Shah
BACKGROUND: The high global burden of asthma and tobacco smoking among Indigenous people may potentially be reduced by appropriate interventions that target prevention of tobacco smoke uptake and improved asthma management. The latter includes targeted treatment based on airway inflammation. We undertook a feasibility study in two Darwin schools with a high proportion of Indigenous youth to determine the feasibility of an innovative, peer-led, school-based education program called the Asthma and Smoking Prevention Project (ASPP)...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299309/two-siblings-with-the-same-severe-form-of-21-hydroxylase-deficiency-but-different-growth-and-menstrual-cycle-patterns
#5
Mariarosaria Lang-Muritano, Karine Gerster, Susanna Sluka, Daniel Konrad
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is one of the most frequent autosomal recessive diseases in Europe. Treatment is a challenge for pediatric endocrinologists. Important parameters to judge the outcome are adult height and menstrual cycle. We report the follow-up from birth to adulthood of two Caucasian sisters with salt-wasting CAH due to the same mutation, homozygosity c.290-13A>G (I2 splice), in the 21-hydroxylase gene. Their adherence to treatment was excellent. Our objective was to distinguish the effects of treatment with hydrocortisone (HC) and fludrocortisone (FC) on final height (FH) from constitutional factors...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296980/recent-progress-of-the-aregpkd-registry-study-on-autosomal-recessive-polycystic-kidney-disease
#6
Kathrin Ebner, Franz Schaefer, Max Christoph Liebau
Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) is a rare monogenic disease with a severe phenotype often presenting prenatally or in early childhood. With its obligate renal and hepatic involvement, ARPKD is one of the most important indications for liver and/or kidney transplantation in childhood. Marked phenotypic variability is observed, the genetic basis of which is largely unknown. Treatment is symptomatic and largely empiric as evidence-based guidelines are lacking. Therapeutic initiatives for ARPKD face the problem of highly variable cohorts and lack of clinical or biochemical risk markers without clear-cut clinical end points...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293551/timely-pulmonary-valve-replacement-may-allow-preservation-of-left-ventricular-circumferential-strain-in-patients-with-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Barbara E U Burkhardt, Marí Nieves Velasco Forte, Saravanan Durairaj, Isma Rafiq, Israel Valverde, Animesh Tandon, John Simpson, Tarique Hussain
INTRODUCTION: Patients with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) and pulmonary insufficiency and a dilated right ventricle (RV) may suffer from a reduction in left ventricular (LV) performance. It is not clear whether timely pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) preserves LV mechanics. METHODS: Ten TOF patients who underwent PVR were identified from hospital records, and pre- and postoperative cardiac magnetic resonance images were post-processed with a semi-automatic tissue tracking software...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293550/dock-8-deficiency-ebv-lymphomatoid-granulomatosis-and-intrafamilial-variation-in-presentation
#8
Victoria R Dimitriades, Vincent Devlin, Stefania Pittaluga, Helen C Su, Steven M Holland, Wyndham Wilson, Kieron Dunleavy, Nirali N Shah, Alexandra F Freeman
Dedicator of cytokinesis 8 (DOCK8) deficiency is an autosomal recessive, combined immunodeficiency within the spectrum of hyper-IgE syndromes. Epstein-Barr virus-positive lymphomatoid granulomatosis (LYG) (EBV + LYG) is a rare diagnosis and a previously unreported presentation of DOCK8 deficiency. A 10-year-old girl was initially evaluated for mild eczema and recurrent sinopulmonary infections. She had normal immunoglobulins with elevated IgE, poor polysaccharide response with low switched memory B cells, low CD4 count, and normal mitogen and antigen responses...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293549/treatment-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-pediatric-patients
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Lynn Malec, Guy Young
Given the increased incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in pediatric patients, which has been associated with increased survival of medically complex patients and increased use of invasive supportive measures, it is important to understand treatment options and unique aspects of anticoagulant use in children. The objective of this mini-review is to outline the goals of treatment, treatment options, and adverse events associated with the use of anticoagulants in pediatric patients with VTE.
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293548/age-appropriate-functions-and-dysfunctions-of-the-neonatal-neutrophil
#10
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Shelley Melissa Lawrence, Ross Corriden, Victor Nizet
Neonatal and adult neutrophils are distinctly different from one another due to well-defined and documented deficiencies in neonatal cells, including impaired functions, reduced concentrations of microbicidal proteins and enzymes necessary for pathogen destruction, and variances in cell surface receptors. Neutrophil maturation is clearly demonstrated throughout pregnancy from the earliest hematopoietic precursors in the yolk sac to the well-developed myeloid progenitor cells in the bone marrow around the seventh month of gestation...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289675/humoral-immunodeficiency-with-hypotonia-feeding-difficulties-enteropathy-and-mild-eczema-caused-by-a-classical-foxp3-mutation
#11
Paul Tuijnenburg, Eloy Cuadrado, Annet M Bosch, Angelika Kindermann, Machiel H Jansen, Marielle Alders, Ester M M van Leeuwen, Taco W Kuijpers
We describe here the case of a boy who presented with pulmonary infections, feeding difficulties due to velopharyngeal insufficiency and gastroesophageal reflux, myopathy, and hypotonia soon after birth. Later, he was also found to have an elevated immunoglobulin (Ig) E and mild eczema and was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease. Further immunological screening at the age of 7 years showed low B and NK cell numbers but normal CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells and notably, normal numbers of CD4(+) regulatory T (Treg) cells...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289674/3d-whole-heart-imaging-for-congenital-heart-disease
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Gerald Greil, Animesh Aashoo Tandon, Miguel Silva Vieira, Tarique Hussain
Three-dimensional (3D) whole heart techniques form a cornerstone in cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging of congenital heart disease (CHD). It offers significant advantages over other CHD imaging modalities and techniques: no ionizing radiation; ability to be run free-breathing; ECG-gated dual-phase imaging for accurate measurements and tissue properties estimation; and higher signal-to-noise ratio and isotropic voxel resolution for multiplanar reformatting assessment. However, there are limitations, such as potentially long acquisition times with image quality degradation...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289673/chronic-suppurative-lung-disease-in-children-definition-and-spectrum-of-disease
#13
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Gregory J Redding, Edward R Carter
The most common clinical suppurative lung conditions in children are empyema, lung abscess, and bronchiectasis, and to a less often necrotizing pneumonia. Until recently, bronchiectasis was the most common form of persistent suppurative lung disease in children. Protracted bacterial bronchitis is a newly described chronic suppurative condition in children, which is less persistent but more common than bronchiectasis (1). In addition, the term "chronic suppurative lung disease" has been used recently to describe the clinical features of bronchiectasis when the radiographic features needed to make a diagnosis of bronchiectasis are absent...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286744/endocytic-trafficking-at-the-mature-podocyte-slit-diaphragm
#14
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Agnieszka Swiatecka-Urban
Endocytic trafficking couples cell signaling with the cytoskeletal dynamics by organizing a crosstalk between protein networks in different subcellular compartments. Proteins residing in the plasma membrane are internalized and transported as cargo in endocytic vesicles (i.e., endocytosis). Subsequently, cargo proteins can be delivered to lysosomes for degradation or recycled back to the plasma membrane. The slit diaphragm is a modified tight junction connecting foot processes of the glomerular epithelial cells, podocytes...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280719/cerebral-tissue-oxygenation-during-immediate-neonatal-transition-and-resuscitation
#15
REVIEW
Gerhard Pichler, Georg M Schmölzer, Berndt Urlesberger
This article provides a review of cerebral tissue oxygenation during immediate transition after birth in human neonates. Recommended routine monitoring, especially if resuscitation is needed, during this period includes arterial oxygen saturation and heart rate measured by pulse oximetry and electrocardiogram. However, there is increasing interest to monitor in addition with near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) the oxygenation of the brain. There is a different pattern of increase between cerebral tissue oxygenation and arterial oxygen saturation during the immediate transition, with cerebral tissue oxygenation reaching a plateau faster than arterial oxygen saturation...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275592/model-of-human-fetal-growth-in-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-reduced-ventricular-growth-due-to-decreased-ventricular-filling-and-altered-shape
#16
Sukriti Dewan, Adarsh Krishnamurthy, Devleena Kole, Giulia Conca, Roy Kerckhoffs, Michael D Puchalski, Jeffrey H Omens, Heather Sun, Vishal Nigam, Andrew D McCulloch
INTRODUCTION: Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a congenital condition with an underdeveloped left ventricle (LV) that provides inadequate systemic blood flow postnatally. The development of HLHS is postulated to be due to altered biomechanical stimuli during gestation. Predicting LV size at birth using mid-gestation fetal echocardiography is a clinical challenge critical to prognostic counseling. HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesized that decreased ventricular filling in utero due to mitral stenosis may reduce LV growth in the fetal heart via mechanical growth signaling...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271057/the-need-for-improved-detection-of-urinary-tract-infections-in-young-children
#17
Tracy E Bunting-Early, Nader Shaikh, Lynn Woo, Christopher S Cooper, T Ernesto Figueroa
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: An estimated 400,000 urinary tract infections (UTIs) are diagnosed annually in children aged <3 years in the United States; yet >50% of febrile UTIs may be missed in this population. Here, we explored possible barriers to diagnosing febrile UTIs in very young children through social research of community pediatricians. METHODS: Following qualitative interviews, a quantitative survey was developed that included a high-risk case for febrile UTI, presented before prompting for the topic of the survey, to gauge practice of delayed testing...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271056/increasing-jak-stat-signaling-function-of-infant-cd4-t-cells-during-the-first-year-of-life
#18
Myra Grace Dela Peña-Ponce, Jennifer Rodriguez-Nieves, Janice Bernhardt, Ryan Tuck, Neelima Choudhary, Michael Mengual, Katie R Mollan, Michael G Hudgens, Sigal Peter-Wohl, Kristina De Paris
Most infant deaths occur in the first year of life. Yet, our knowledge of immune development during this period is scarce and derived from cord blood (CB) only. To more effectively combat pediatric diseases, a deeper understanding of the kinetics and the factors that regulate the maturation of immune functions in early life is needed. Increased disease susceptibility of infants is generally attributed to T helper 2-biased immune responses. The differentiation of CD4(+) T cells along a specific T helper cell lineage is dependent on the pathogen type, and on costimulatory and cytokine signals provided by antigen-presenting cells...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265556/the-epidemiology-of-chronic-suppurative-lung-disease-and-bronchiectasis-in-children-and-adolescents
#19
REVIEW
Gabrielle B McCallum, Michael J Binks
In the modern era, the global burden of childhood chronic suppurative lung disease (CSLD) remains poorly captured by the literature. What is clear, however, is that CSLD is essentially a disease of poverty. Disadvantaged children from indigenous and low- and middle-income populations had a substantially higher burden of CSLD, generally infectious in etiology and of a more severe nature, than children in high-income countries. A universal issue was the delay in diagnosis and the inconsistent reporting of clinical features...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261576/personalized-medicine-in-allergic-asthma-at-the-crossroads-of-allergen-immunotherapy-and-biologicals
#20
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Benedikt Fritzsching
Major allergic disease can be viewed as clinical syndromes rather than discrete disease entities. Emerging evidence indicates that allergic asthma includes several disease phenotypes. Immunological deviation toward high T helper cell type 2 cytokine levels has been demonstrated for a subgroup of pediatric asthma patients, and now, several novel monoclonal antibodies have been approved for treatment of this subgroup as a stratified approach of "personalized" medicine in allergy. Introduction of component-based IgE testing before allergen immunotherapy (AIT), i...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
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