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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300654/the-cumulative-impact-of-health-adversities-on-children-s-later-academic-achievement
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Jon Quach, Cattram Nguyen, Meredith O'Connor, Melissa Wake
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine whether the accumulation of physical, psychosocial and combined health adversities measured at age 8-9 years predicts worsening of academic scores cross-sectionally at 8-9 and longitudinally at 10-11 years. METHODS: Design: Longitudinal data from Waves 3 and 4 in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (83% of 4983 retained). Exposures (8-9 years): Physical health adversities (yes/no; summed range 0-5): overweight, special health care needs, chronic illness, PedsQL Physical, global health...
March 11, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293045/a-narrative-review-of-influenza-a-seasonal-and-pandemic-disease
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REVIEW
Mohsen Moghadami
Influenza is an acute respiratory disease caused by the influenza A or B virus. It often occurs in outbreaks and epidemics worldwide, mainly during the winter season. Significant numbers of influenza virus particles are present in the respiratory secretions of infected persons, so infection can be transmitted by sneezing and coughing via large particle droplets. The mean duration of influenza virus shedding in immunocompetent adult patients is around 5 days but may continue for up to 10 days or more-particularly in children, elderly adults, patients with chronic illnesses, and immunocompromised hosts...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291257/integrated-transcriptome-and-methylome-analysis-in-youth-at-high-risk-for-bipolar-disorder-a-preliminary-analysis
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G R Fries, J Quevedo, C P Zeni, I F Kazimi, G Zunta-Soares, D E Spiker, C L Bowden, C Walss-Bass, J C Soares
First-degree relatives of patients with bipolar disorder (BD), particularly their offspring, have a higher risk of developing BD and other mental illnesses than the general population. However, the biological mechanisms underlying this increased risk are still unknown, particularly because most of the studies so far have been conducted in chronically ill adults and not in unaffected youth at high risk. In this preliminary study we analyzed genome-wide expression and methylation levels in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from children and adolescents from three matched groups: BD patients, unaffected offspring of bipolar parents (high risk) and controls (low risk)...
March 14, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288231/-primary-immunodeficiencies-in-seriously-ill-children-report-of-3-clinical-cases
#4
Leticia Yáñez, Pamela Lama, Carolina Rivacoba, Juanita Zamorano, María Angélica Marinovic
Primary immunodeficiency diseases (PID) are congenital disorders secondary to an impaired immune response. Infections, autoimmune disorders, atopy, and lymphoproliferative syndromes are commonly associated with this disorder. OBJECTIVE: To present and discuss 3 infants diagnosed with PID. CLINICAL CASES: The cases are presented of three patients with PID diagnosed during their first admission to a Paediatric Intensive Critical Care Unit. The first patient, a 4-month-old infant affected by a severe pneumonia, and was diagnosed as a Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disease...
February 2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285234/caregiver-reported-religious-beliefs-and-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-use-among-children-admitted-to-an-epilepsy-monitoring-unit
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Julia Fleming Beattie, Matthew D Thompson, Pamela H Parks, Ruth Q Jacobs, Monisha Goyal
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) includes a wide range of practices and products that are generally outside the use of conventional medicine as practiced in Western cultures. Use of CAM in persons with epilepsy is high, even compared to individuals with other chronic health conditions. In this study, we surveyed caregivers of children admitted to a regional epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) in the southeast United States to assess CAM use among patients (N=225). Thirteen percent of respondents indicated current use of CAM by their child, 16% reported past use, and 43% reported interest in future use, most commonly in marijuana as a potential treatment (23%)...
March 8, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283855/the-role-of-human-parainfluenza-virus-infections-in-the-immunopathology-of-the-respiratory-tract
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REVIEW
Malgorzata Pawełczyk, Marek Leszek Kowalski
Viral infections are leading causes of both upper and lower airway acute illness in all age groups of healthy persons, and have also been implicated in the acute exacerbations of chronic respiratory disorders like asthma and COPD. Human rhinovirus, respiratory syncytial virus, influenza virus and coronavirus have been considered as the most important respiratory pathogens and relatively little attention has been paid to the role of parainfluenza viruses (hPIVs). Human parainfluenza viruses are single-stranded RNA viruses belonging to the paramyxovirus family that may evoke lower respiratory infections in infants, children and immunocompromised individuals...
March 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280513/spectrum-of-congenital-anomalies-among-surgical-patients-at-a-tertiary-care-centre-over-4-years
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Arushi Agarwal, K N Rattan, Ankur Dhiman, Ananta Rattan
Introduction. Congenital anomalies are important causes of childhood death, chronic illness, and disability in many countries. Congenital malformations are rapidly emerging as one of the major worldwide problems. Aim. To study the percentage of various congenital anomalies among the patients admitted in Department of Pediatric Surgery at a tertiary care centre over a period of four years from 2011 to 2015 in our centre. Results. Neural tube defects were found to be the most common anomalies in 24.3% of the children admitted...
2017: International Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279613/knowledge-and-attitudes-to-prescription-charges-in-new-zealand-and-england
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Pauline T Norris, Sarah E Wilson, James A Green, Jessica Gu, Shelby Goddard, Logan R Deadman, Jennefa Dai, Kelsi Fastier, Christina Kothapally, Wendy Shi, Aleisha Whyte, Haleema Aslam, Raeesa Desai, Nicole Wood, Chris G Sibley
BACKGROUND: Prescription charge regimes vary between countries but there is little research on how much people know about these or support values underlying them. OBJECTIVE: To explore, in New Zealand (NZ) and England, the public's knowledge of, and attitudes to, charges and whether knowledge and attitudes varied by demographic characteristics or by values about entitlement to public goods. METHOD: A questionnaire was developed and administered to people over 18 recruited in public places in NZ and England...
February 22, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278563/development-assessment-of-hiv-exposed-children-aged-6-18-months-a-cohort-study-from-north-india
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Remya Rajan, Anju Seth, Sharmila B Mukherjee, Jagdish Chandra
HIV exposed children are vulnerable to developmental delay irrespective of their HIV status due to combined effect of risk factors like poverty, prenatal drug exposure, stress and chronic illness in family and malnutrition. This cohort study assessed the development of 50 HIV exposed children aged 6-18 months at a Pediatric Centre of Excellence in HIV care in India. The development was assessed using Development Assessment Scale for Indian Infants (DASII) at enrolment, 3 and 6 months later. The development quotient (DQ) scores and proportion of children with developmental delay (DQ ≤ 70) were compared among two sub-groups, HIV infected (HI) and HIV exposed uninfected (HEU) children...
March 5, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269247/identi-wheez-a-device-for-in-home-diagnosis-of-asthma
#10
Guy Satat, Krithika Ramchander, Ramesh Raskar
Asthma is the most common chronic illness among children. The skills required to diagnose it make it an even greater concern. In this work, we present a child-friendly wearable device, which allows in-home diagnosis of asthma. The device acquires simultaneous measurements from multiple stethoscopes. The recordings are then sent to a specialist who uses assistive diagnosis algorithms that enable auscultation (listening to lung sounds with a stethoscope) at any location in the lungs volume by sound refocusing...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259853/effectiveness-of-a-cough-management-algorithm-at-the-transitional-phase-from-acute-to-chronic-cough-in-australian-children-aged-15%C3%A2-years-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Kerry-Ann F O'Grady, Keith Grimwood, Maree Toombs, Theo P Sloots, Michael Otim, David Whiley, Jennie Anderson, Sheree Rablin, Paul J Torzillo, Helen Buntain, Anne Connor, Don Adsett, Oon Meng Kar, Anne B Chang
INTRODUCTION: Acute respiratory infections (ARIs) are leading causes of hospitalisation in Australian children and, if recurrent, are associated with increased risk of chronic pulmonary disorders later in life. Chronic (>4 weeks) cough in children following ARI is associated with decreased quality-of-life scores and increased health and societal economic costs. We will determine whether a validated evidence-based cough algorithm, initiated when chronic cough is first diagnosed after presentation with ARI, improves clinical outcomes in children compared with usual care...
March 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255066/children-s-end-of-life-health-care-use-and-cost
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Kimberley Widger, Hsien Seow, Adam Rapoport, Mathieu Chalifoux, Peter Tanuseputro
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Heath care use and cost for children at the end of life is not well documented across the multiple sectors where children receive care. The study objective was to examine demographics, location, cause of death, and health care use and costs over the last year of life for children aged 1 month to 19 years who died in Ontario, Canada. METHODS: We conducted a population-based retrospective cohort study using administrative databases to determine the characteristics of and health care costs by age group and cause of death over a 3-year period from 2010 to 2013...
March 2, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251508/enterovirus-d68-associated-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-the-pediatric-age-group
#13
REVIEW
Samantha Bosis, Susanna Esposito
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarizes the current knowledge regarding the role of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in children. RECENT FINDINGS: EV-D68 is an emergent viral pathogen. Since its first isolation in 1962 in California in four children suffering from CAP and bronchiolitis, EV-D68 has been rarely detected from respiratory specimens. However, recently, EV-D68 infection has raised concerns in the international community because of outbreaks in 2014 in the USA and the increased number of children with EV-D68-associated severe respiratory illnesses, including pneumonia, that have been reported in many other countries around the world...
March 2017: Current Infectious Disease Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245657/perceptions-of-the-medical-home-by-parents-of-children-with-chronic-illnesses
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Emily B Vander Schaaf, Elisabeth P Dellon, Rachael A Carr, Neal A deJong, Asheley C Skinner, Michael J Steiner
OBJECTIVES: The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) strives to improve the quality of care in the primary care setting. Recently, certification programs for patient-centered coordinated care have expanded to subspecialty care. Children with chronic conditions are particularly in need of patient-centered and coordinated care. Our objective was to compare parent perceptions of PCMH elements at primary care and specialty practices for children receiving specialty care. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey study...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239881/how-chronic-disease-affects-children-s-views-on-being-ill-and-healthy-a-comparative-study
#15
Lígia Lima, Vanessa Silva, Marina S Lemos
BACKGROUND: Understanding children's views of illness and health is vital to a child-centred approach in patient education and care. Paediatric healthcare providers should incorporate children's views of health and illness to enable children and their families to participate in self-management plans and achieve better health outcomes. However, there is limited scientific knowledge regarding the views of children with specific diseases. METHOD: This comparative study investigated whether and in what ways the experience of having different chronic diseases influenced children's views of being ill and healthy...
February 26, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229329/predicting-parent-health-related-quality-of-life-evaluating-conceptual-models
#16
Ellen K Defenderfer, Tiffany M Rybak, W Hobart Davies, Kristoffer S Berlin
PURPOSE: Parents of children with chronic illnesses are at risk for poor health-related quality of life (HRQoL), with numerous identified risk factors, but the most informative statistical model considering their combined impact is unclear. The authors conceptualized risk for poor HRQoL using a summed model, comprehensive multivariate model, and latent profile analysis (LPA). METHODS: Community parents completed an online survey, providing information about demographics, child's chronic illness, family functioning, and parent and child HRQoL...
February 22, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227481/identi-wheez-a-device-for-in-home-diagnosis-of-asthma
#17
Guy Satat, Krithika Ramchander, Ramesh Raskar, Guy Satat, Krithika Ramchander, Ramesh Raskar, Guy Satat, Ramesh Raskar, Krithika Ramchander
Asthma is the most common chronic illness among children. The skills required to diagnose it make it an even greater concern. In this work, we present a child-friendly wearable device, which allows in-home diagnosis of asthma. The device acquires simultaneous measurements from multiple stethoscopes. The recordings are then sent to a specialist who uses assistive diagnosis algorithms that enable auscultation (listening to lung sounds with a stethoscope) at any location in the lungs volume by sound refocusing...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216861/poverty-reduction-in-india-through-palliative-care-a-pilot-project
#18
Cathy Ratcliff, Ann Thyle, Savita Duomai, Manju Manak
INTRODUCTION: EMMS International and Emmanuel Hospital Association (EHA) implemented a pilot project, poverty reduction in India through palliative care (PRIPCare). A total of 129 interviews with patients and family enrolled in palliative care at three EHA hospitals (in Fatehpur, Lalitpur and Utraula) and staff discussions established that 66% of palliative care patients had lost livelihoods due to illness, 26% of patients' families had members who had lost livelihoods due to the illness, 98% of enrolled households had debts, 59% had loans for which they had sold assets, 69% of households took out debt after their family member fell ill, many patients do not know about government benefits and lack necessary documents, many village headmen require bribes to give people access to benefits, and many bereaved women and children lose everything...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215397/clinical-mimics-an-emergency-medicine-focused-review-of%C3%A2-influenza-mimics
#19
Erica Simon, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Influenza viruses are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Given the wide range of symptoms, emergency physicians must maintain a broad differential diagnosis in the evaluation and treatment of patients presenting with influenza-like illnesses. OBJECTIVE: This review addresses objective and subjective symptoms commonly associated with influenza and discusses important mimics of influenza viruses, while offering a practical approach to their clinical evaluation and treatment...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211248/anesthetic-considerations-for-pediatric-electroconvulsive-therapy
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REVIEW
Andrew D Franklin, Jenna H Sobey, Eric T Stickles
Electroconvulsive therapy is being used more frequently in the treatment of many chronic and acute psychiatric illnesses in children. The most common psychiatric indications for pediatric electroconvulsive therapy are refractory depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, catatonia, and autism. In addition, a relatively new indication is the treatment of pediatric refractory status epilepticus. The anesthesiologist may be called upon to assist in the care of this challenging and vulnerable patient population...
February 17, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
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