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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451420/integration-of-clinical-pharmacists-into-an-ambulatory-pediatric-hematology-oncology-transplant-clinic
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Kimberly D Defoe, Jennifer Jupp, Tara Leslie
Objectives To describe key activities performed by a newly deployed clinical pharmacist in an outpatient pediatric hematology, oncology, transplant clinic. To demonstrate how utilization of the pharmacist evolved, as indicated by changes in frequency of key activities, during the first four months of integration. Design Clinical pharmacists were made consistently available in an outpatient clinic serving hematology, oncology, transplant patients and their families. A list of key activities, based on provincial clinical pharmacist standards, was created to provide a framework for the role...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449938/molecular-characteristics-and-successful-management-of-a-respiratory-syncytial-virus-outbreak-among-pediatric-patients-with-hemato-oncological-disease
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Claas Baier, Sibylle Haid, Andreas Beilken, Astrid Behnert, Martin Wetzke, Richard J P Brown, Corinna Schmitt, Ella Ebadi, Gesine Hansen, Thomas F Schulz, Thomas Pietschmann, Franz-Christoph Bange
Background: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is responsible for upper and lower respiratory tract infection in adults and children. Especially immunocompromised patients are at high risk for a severe course of infection, and mortality is increased. Moreover RSV can spread in healthcare settings and can cause outbreaks. Herein we demonstrate the successful control and characteristics of a RSV outbreak that included 8 patients in our Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. Methods: We performed an epidemiologic investigation and a molecular analysis of the outbreak strains...
2018: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448858/long-term-results-of-the-aieop-mh-96-childhood-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-trial-and-focus-on-significance-of-response-to-chemotherapy-and-its-implication-in-low-risk-patients-to-avoid-radiotherapy
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Roberta Burnelli, Simona Rinieri, Roberto Rondelli, Alessandra Todesco, Maurizio Bianchi, Alberto Garaventa, Marco Zecca, Paolo Indolfi, Valentino Conter, Nicola Santoro, Maurizio Aricò, Simone Cesaro, Salvatore D'amico, Piero Farruggia, Raffaela De Santis, Franco Locatelli, Stefano A Pileri, Giovanni Scarzello, Maurizio Mascarin, Vico Vecchi
Identify a subset of early-stage HL children (GR1) curable with limited chemotherapy+/-radiotherapy; improve outcome of intermediate (GR2) and high-risk (GR3) patients; establish impact of response to chemotherapy evaluated with conventional imaging (CI). One hundred and sixty GR1-patients received 3ABVD + involved-field (IF) low-dose (LD) (20 Gy) irradiation if mediastinal mass or partial response (PR) after chemotherapy. Eighty-five GR2- and 315 GR3-patients received 4 and 6 COPP/ABV + IFRT, respectively...
February 16, 2018: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413283/effects-of-proton-center-closure-on-pediatric-case-volume-and-resident-education-at-an-academic-cancer-center
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James O Galle, David E Long, Tim Lautenschlaeger, Richard C Zellars, Gordon A Watson, Susannah G Ellsworth
PURPOSE: To analyze effects of closure of an academic proton treatment center (PTC) on pediatric case volume, distribution, and resident education. METHODS AND MATERIALS: This was a review of 412 consecutive pediatric (age ≤18 years) cases treated at a single institution from 2012 to 2016. Residents' Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education case logs for the same years were also analyzed. Characteristics of the patient population and resident case volumes before and after closure of the PTC are reported...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410181/outcomes-of-children-with-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-given-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-italy
#5
Chiara Messina, Marco Zecca, Franca Fagioli, Attilio Rovelli, Stefano Giardino, Pietro Merli, Fulvio Porta, Maurizio Aricò, Elena Sieni, Giuseppe Basso, Mimmo Ripaldi, Claudio Favre, Marta Pillon, Antonio Marzollo, Marco Rabusin, Simone Cesaro, Mattia Algeri, Maurizio Caniglia, Paolo Di Bartolomeo, Ottavio Ziino, Francesco Saglio, Arcangelo Prete, Franco Locatelli
We report on 109 patients with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) undergoing 126 procedures of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) between 2000 and 2014 in centers associated with the Italian Pediatric Hematology Oncology Association. Genetic diagnosis was FHL2 (32%), FHL3 (33%) or other defined disorders known to cause HLH (15%); in the remaining patients, no genetic abnormality was found. Donor for first transplant was an HLA-matched sibling for 25 patients (23%), an unrelated donor for 73 (67%) and an HLA-partially matched family donor for 11 children (10%)...
February 1, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406473/characteristics-of-pediatric-patient-transferred-from-hospital-based-general-emergency-departments-to-acute-care-facilities-an-analysis-of-the-healthcare-cost-and-utilization-project-nationwide-emergency-department-sample
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Isabel Araujo Barata, Meredith Akerman, Zayan Mahmooth, Kathryn Bradburn, John DʼAngelo
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to analyze the characteristics of pediatric patients transferred from a hospital-based general emergency department (ED) to an acute care facility. METHODS: Study data were abstracted from the 2010 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Nationwide Emergency Department Sample database. A multivariate logistic regression was constructed for pediatric patients (<18 years old) who require a transfer to an acute care facility from a general ED...
February 5, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395185/variation-in-part-time-work-among-pediatric-subspecialties
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Gary L Freed, Debra M Boyer, Kenton D Van, Michelle L Macy, Julie McCormick, Laurel K Leslie
OBJECTIVE: To assess the part-time workforce and average hours worked per week among pediatric subspecialists in the 15 medical subspecialties certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. STUDY DESIGN: We examined data from pediatric subspecialists who enrolled in Maintenance of Certification with the American Board of Pediatrics from 2009 to 2015. Data were collected via an online survey. Providers indicated whether they worked full time or part time and estimated the average number of hours worked per week in clinical, research, education, and administrative tasks, excluding time on call...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383508/physical-activity-barriers-preferences-and-beliefs-in-childhood-cancer-patients
#8
Wilhelmenia L Ross, Alyssa Le, Daniel J Zheng, Hannah-Rose Mitchell, Jaime Rotatori, Fangyong Li, John T Fahey, Kirsten K Ness, Nina S Kadan-Lottick
PURPOSE: Childhood cancer patients report low physical activity levels despite the risk for long-term complications that may benefit from exercise. Research is lacking regarding exercise barriers, preferences, and beliefs among patients (1) on- and off-therapy and (2) across the age spectrum. METHODS: Cross-sectional study in the Yale Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Clinic (October 2013-October 2014). Participants were ≥ 4 years old, > 1 month after cancer diagnosis at < 20 years, not acutely ill, expected to live > 6 months, and received chemotherapy and/or radiation...
January 27, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380222/cross-cultural-medical-care-training-and-education-a-national-survey-of-pediatric-hematology-oncology-fellows-in-training-and-fellowship-program-directors
#9
Amulya A Nageswara Rao, Deepti M Warad, Amy L Weaver, Cathy D Schleck, Vilmarie Rodriguez
Pediatric hematologists/oncologists face complex situations such as breaking bad news, treatment/clinical trials discussions, and end-of-life/hospice care. With increasing diversity in patient and physician populations, cultural competency and sensitivity training covering different aspects of pediatric hematology/oncology (PDHO) care can help improve health care delivery and reduce disparities. Though it is considered a required component of fellowship training, there is no clearly defined curriculum meant specifically for PDHO fellows-in-training (PDHO-F)...
January 27, 2018: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351371/implementation-of-standardized-clinical-processes-for-tpmt-testing-in-a-diverse-multidisciplinary-population-challenges-and-lessons-learned
#10
Kristin W Weitzel, D Max Smith, Amanda R Elsey, Benjamin Q Duong, Benjamin Burkley, Michael Clare-Salzler, Yan Gong, Tara A Higgins, Benjamin Kong, Taimour Langaee, Caitrin W McDonough, Benjamin J Staley, Teresa T Vo, Dyson T Wake, Larisa H Cavallari, Julie A Johnson
Although thiopurine S-methyltransferase (TPMT) genotyping to guide thiopurine dosing is common in the pediatric cancer population, limited data exist on TPMT testing implementation in diverse, multidisciplinary settings. We established TPMT testing (genotype and enzyme) with clinical decision support, provider/patient education, and pharmacist consultations in a tertiary medical center and collected data over 3 years. During this time, 834 patients underwent 873 TPMT tests (147 (17%) genotype, 726 (83%) enzyme)...
January 19, 2018: Clinical and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333010/sinusoidal-obstruction-syndrome-during-treatment-for-wilms-tumor-a-life-threatening-complication
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Sidharth Totadri, Amita Trehan, Deepak Bansal, Richa Jain
Context: Survival rates exceed 90% in Wilms' tumor (WT). Actinomycin-D (ACT-D) which is indispensable in the management of WT is associated with the development of sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS), a potentially fatal complication. Aims: The aim is to study the presentation, management, and outcome of SOS complicating ACT-D administration in WT. Settings and Design: Retrospective file review conducted in a Pediatric Hematology-Oncology unit...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331011/transfusion-related-acute-lung-injury-in-a-paediatric-intensive-care-unit-of-pakistan
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Muhammad Tariq Jamil, Zehra Dhanani, Qalab Abbas, Humaira Jurair, Farheen Karim Mahar, Anwarul Haque
Background: Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI) is a major cause of transfusionrelated morbidity and mortality in the intensive care unit setting. There is a paucity of such data from Pakistan. The purpose of this study is to assess the incidence and outcome of TRALI in critically ill children admitted in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) of Pakistan. Methods: This is a retrospective cohort study of all critically ill or injured children who developed TRALI or "possible" TRALI after blood transfusion based on Canadian Conference Consensus criteria in a closed multidisciplinary-cardiothoracic PICU from January 2012 to June 2016...
October 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329346/evaluation-of-bloodstream-infections-clostridium-difficile-infections-and-gut-microbiota-in-pediatric-oncology-patients
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Bryan T Nycz, Samuel R Dominguez, Deborah Friedman, Joanne M Hilden, Diana Ir, Charles E Robertson, Daniel N Frank
Bloodstream infections (BSI) and Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) in pediatric oncology/hematology/bone marrow transplant (BMT) populations are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The objective of this study was to explore possible associations between altered microbiome composition and the occurrence of BSI and CDI in a cohort of pediatric oncology patients. Stool samples were collected from all patients admitted to the pediatric oncology floor from Oct.-Dec. 2012. Bacterial profiles from patient stools were determined by bacterial 16S rRNA gene profiling...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316150/proper-use-of-social-media-by-health-operators-in-the-pediatric-oncohematological-setting-consensus-statement-from-the-italian-pediatric-hematology-and-oncology-association-aieop
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Carlo Alfredo Clerici, Paola Quarello, Anna Bergadano, Laura Veneroni, Marina Bertolotti, Paola Guadagna, Angelo Ricci, Andrea Galdi, Franca Fagioli, Andrea Ferrari
Social media are powerful means of communication that can also have an important role in the healthcare sector. They are sometimes seen with diffidence in the healthcare setting, partly because they risk blurring professional boundaries. This issue is particularly relevant to relations between caregivers and adolescent patients. The Italian Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Association created a multidisciplinary working group to develop some shared recommendations on this issue. After reviewing the literature, the working group prepared a consensus statement in an effort to suggest an analytical approach rather than restrictive rules...
January 9, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315849/continuous-intravenous-vancomycin-in-children-with-normal-renal-function-hospitalized-in-hematology-oncology-prospective-validation-of-a-dosing-regimen-optimizing-steady-state-concentration
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Delphine Hoegy, Sylvain Goutelle, Nathalie Garnier, Cécile Rénard, Cécile Faure-Conter, Christophe Bergeron, Yves Bertrand, Nathalie Bleyzac
Continuous intravenous (IV) infusion has been shown to be the best option to administer vancomycin because of its time-dependent bactericidal activity. Available IV vancomycin dosing guidelines in pediatrics with normal renal function leads to less than 50% of patients achieving a vancomycin serum concentration (Css) in the target range (15 to 20 mg/l). The primary objective of this study was to prospectively validate an age-based dosing regimen in pediatric onco-hematology. The secondary objective was to investigate the influence on Css attainment of different variables...
January 6, 2018: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315172/fertility-preservation-services-for-women-with-newly-diagnosed-cancer-a-national-assessment
#16
William D Winkelman, Mitchell P Rosen, Evelyn Mok-Lin
OBJECTIVE: To study the resources available for cancer patients once referred for fertility preservation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cross-sectional study clinics that are members of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology assess support for fertility preservation. RESULTS: Surveys were distributed to a total of 1135 members at 394 Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology clinics. Responses were received from 99 individuals representing a total of 84 unique clinics (21...
January 8, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279699/endocrine-health-problems-detected-in-764-patients-evaluated-in-a-late-effects-clinic
#17
Maria Conceição Pereira, Joana S Pereira, Daniela Dias, Sara Donato, Duarte Salgado
Background: Many pediatric cancer survivors have endocrine conditions. After treatment with alkylating agents, steroids, methotrexate, and radiation, several endocrine dysfunctions may appear. Surveillance for late effects is recommended by guidelines worldwide. Objective: The objective of this study was to describe the endocrine outcomes of 764 patients followed during a 20 years' period in our out-patient clinic. Design: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records...
September 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249621/leveraging-interactive-patient-care-technology-to-improve-pain-management-engagement
#18
Suma Rao-Gupta, David Kruger, Lonna D Leak, Lisa A Tieman, Renee C B Manworren
Most children experience pain in hospitals; and their parents report dissatisfaction with how well pain was managed. Engaging patients and families in the development and evaluation of pain treatment plans may improve perceptions of pain management and hospital experiences. The aim of this performance improvement project was to engage patients and families to address hospitalized pediatric patients' pain using interactive patient care technology. The goal was to stimulate conversations about pain management expectations and perceptions of treatment plan effectiveness among patients, parents, and health care teams...
December 14, 2017: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240266/posaconazole-oral-dose-and-plasma-levels-in-pediatric-hematology-oncology-patients
#19
Edoardo Bruno Vicenzi, Elisabetta Calore, Nunzia Decembrino, Massimo Berger, Katia Perruccio, Francesca Carraro, Sara Rossin, Maria Caterina Putti, Mariadelfina Molinaro, Gloria Tridello, Simone Cesaro
BACKGROUND: Posaconazole is a triazole with limited pharmacokinetic information in children. This study assessed the correlation between posaconazole-oral-solution daily dosage/kg/body weight and trough plasma level. METHODS: 97 hematology-oncology pediatric patients with > 1 posaconazole plasma level (PPC) assessment in the first 6 weeks after the start of posaconazole treatment were included. RESULTS: Posaconazole was used as prophylaxis in 84 of 97 (87%) patients and as therapy in 13 of 97 (13%)...
December 14, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204195/magnitude-of-neurogenic-tumor-burden-in-pediatric-population-a-tertiary-care-center-study
#20
Shagufta Qadri, Mahboob Hasan, Kafil Akhtar
Objective: Progress in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood neoplasm in the past few decades is one of the most gratifying achievements in the field of oncology. This study was aimed to ascertain the burden (incidence and prevalence) and histopathologic features of neurogenic tumors occurring in the pediatric population. Materials and Methods: The study evaluated a total of 492 cases of pediatric tumors over a period of 8 years from 2007 to 2015, including patients of 0-12 years of age group; attending the out-patients and in-patients Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Surgery at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AMU, Aligarh, with the complaints of tumor or tumor associated sign and symptoms...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
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