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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627939/off-label-prescribing-for-children-with-chronic-diseases-in-nigeria-findings-and-implications
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Kazeem Adeola Oshikoya, Ibrahim Adekunle Oreagba, Brian Godman, Joseph Fadare, Samuel Orubu, Amos Massele, Idowu Odunayo Senbanjo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Prescribing medicines in an off-label manner for children with chronic conditions is sparsely documented, even more so among developing countries. This needs addressing. The objective was to investigate the extent of this prescribing among children with epilepsy, asthma, and sickle cell anaemia in Nigeria. METHODS: Prescriptions for children ≤16 years documented in their case files that attended paediatric clinics in Lagos, Nigeria, for these three conditions between January and October 2015, were reviewed retrospectively to extract data on the medicines prescribed...
June 19, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627356/aquatic-therapy-for-children-with-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-a-pilot-feasibility-randomised-controlled-trial-and-mixed-methods-process-evaluation
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Daniel Hind, James Parkin, Victoria Whitworth, Saleema Rex, Tracey Young, Lisa Hampson, Jennie Sheehan, Chin Maguire, Hannah Cantrill, Elaine Scott, Heather Epps, Marion Main, Michelle Geary, Heather McMurchie, Lindsey Pallant, Daniel Woods, Jennifer Freeman, Ellen Lee, Michelle Eagle, Tracey Willis, Francesco Muntoni, Peter Baxter
BACKGROUND: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a rare disease that causes the progressive loss of motor abilities such as walking. Standard treatment includes physiotherapy. No trial has evaluated whether or not adding aquatic therapy (AT) to land-based therapy (LBT) exercises helps to keep muscles strong and children independent. OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility of recruiting boys with DMD to a randomised trial evaluating AT (primary objective) and to collect data from them; to assess how, and how well, the intervention and trial procedures work...
May 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624716/seizure-related-hospital-admissions-readmissions-and-costs-comparisons-with-asthma-and-diabetes-in-south-australia
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Michelle L Bellon, Christopher Barton, Nikki McCaffrey, Denise Parker, Claire Hutchinson
PURPOSE: Seizures are listed as an Ambulatory Care Sensitive Condition (ACSC), where, in some cases, hospitalisation may be avoided with appropriate preventative and early management in primary care. We examined the frequencies, trends and financial costs of first and subsequent seizure-related hospital admissions in the adult and paediatric populations, with comparisons to bronchitis/asthma and diabetes admissions in South Australia between 2012 and 2014. METHODS: De-identified hospital separation data from five major public hospitals in metropolitan South Australia were analysed to determine the number of children and adults admitted for the following Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups: seizure related conditions; bronchitis/asthma; and diabetes...
June 10, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623181/allele-level-hla-matching-for-umbilical-cord-blood-transplantation-for-non-malignant-diseases-in-children-a-retrospective-analysis
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Mary Eapen, Tao Wang, Paul A Veys, Jaap J Boelens, Andrew St Martin, Stephen Spellman, Carmem Sales Bonfim, Colleen Brady, Andrew J Cant, Jean-Hugues Dalle, Stella M Davies, John Freeman, Katherine C Hsu, Katharina Fleischhauer, Chantal Kenzey, Joanne Kurtzberg, Gerard Michel, Paul J Orchard, Annalisa Paviglianiti, Vanderson Rocha, Michael R Veneris, Fernanda Volt, Robert Wynn, Stephanie J Lee, Mary M Horowitz, Eliane Gluckman, Annalisa Ruggeri
BACKGROUND: The standard for selecting unrelated umbilical cord blood units for transplantation for non-malignant diseases relies on antigen-level (lower resolution) HLA typing for HLA-A and HLA-B, and allele-level for HLA-DRB1. We aimed to study the effects of allele-level matching at a higher resolution-HLA-A, HLA-B, HLA-C, and HLA-DRB1, which is the standard used for adult unrelated volunteer donor transplantation for non-malignant diseases-for umbilical cord blood transplantation...
June 13, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620921/consistency-of-total-body-surface-area-assessment-in-severe-burns-implications-for-practice
#5
Stephen Face, Sarah Dalton
BACKGROUND: Paediatric burn injury is common and often serious. Injuries occur across New South Wales (NSW), with specialised treatment provided in a centralised burns unit. Early management prior to transfer is essential but variation is seen. OBJECTIVES: To determine if differences exist between referring hospital estimates of the total body surface area (TBSA) of burns, and estimates for the same burns by the Burns Unit. To consider if differences in estimations influence initial and ongoing management, and decisions regarding transfer/retrieval...
June 15, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619024/communication-with-young-people-in-paediatric-and-adult-endocrine-consultations-an-intervention-development-and-feasibility-study
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J Downing, H Gleeson, P E Clayton, J R E Davis, P Dimitri, J Wales, B Young, P Callery
BACKGROUND: Communication is complex in endocrine care, particularly during transition from paediatric to adult services. The aims of this study were to examine the feasibility of interventions to support young people to interact with clinicians. METHODS: Development and evaluation of a complex intervention in 2 phases: Pre-intervention observational study; Intervention feasibility study. Purposive sample of recordings of 62 consultations with 58 young people aged 11-25 years with long-term endocrine conditions in two paediatric and two adult endocrine clinics...
June 15, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606907/first-line-support-for-assistance-in-breathing-in-children-first-abc-protocol-for-a-multicentre-randomised-feasibility-trial-of-non-invasive-respiratory-support-in-critically-ill-children
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Padmanabhan Ramnarayan, Paula Lister, Troy Dominguez, Parviz Habibi, Naomi Edmonds, Ruth Canter, Paul Mouncey, Mark J Peters
INTRODUCTION: Over 18 000 children are admitted annually to UK paediatric intensive care units (PICUs), of whom nearly 75% receive respiratory support (invasive and/or non-invasive). Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) has traditionally been used to provide first-line non-invasive respiratory support (NRS) in PICUs; however, high-flow nasal cannula therapy (HFNC), a novel mode of NRS, has recently gained popularity despite the lack of high-quality trial evidence to support its effectiveness...
June 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606196/prescribing-an-automated-external-defibrillator-for-children-at-increased-risk-of-sudden-arrhythmic-death
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Karen A McLeod, Eileen Fern, Fiona Clements, Ruth McGowan
BACKGROUND: Automated external defibrillators can be life-saving in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to review our experience of prescribing automated external defibrillators for children at increased risk of sudden arrhythmic death. METHODS: We reviewed all automated external defibrillators issued by the Scottish Paediatric Cardiac Electrophysiology Service from 2005 to 2015. All parents were given resuscitation training according to the Paediatric Resuscitation Guidelines, including the use of the automated external defibrillator...
June 13, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604599/nutritional-challenges-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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REVIEW
Simona Salera, Francesca Menni, Maurizio Moggio, Sophie Guez, Monica Sciacco, Susanna Esposito
Neuromuscular diseases (NMDs) represent a heterogeneous group of acquired or inherited conditions. Nutritional complications are frequent in NMDs, but they are sometimes underestimated. With the prolongation of survival in patients with NMDs, there are several nutritional aspects that are important to consider, including the deleterious effects of overnutrition on glucose metabolism, mobility, and respiratory and cardiologic functions; the impact of hyponutrition on muscle and ventilatory function; constipation and other gastrointestinal complications; chewing/swallowing difficulties with an increased risk of aspiration that predisposes to infectious diseases and respiratory complications; as well as osteoporosis with an associated increased risk of fractures...
June 10, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602938/-let-s-bring-her-home-first-patient-characteristics-and-place-of-death-in-specialized-pediatric-palliative-home-care
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Hans Ulrich Bender, Martin Bernhard Riester, Gian Domenico Borasio, Monika Führer
CONTEXT: Specialized pediatric palliative home care (SPPHC) is the main pediatric palliative care structure in Germany. Detailed data on patient characteristics and care are sparse. Describing this population in terms of diagnoses and care needs is essential for further development of palliative care services for these patients. OBJECTIVES: We asked whether the population at our center (i) was representative compared with national mortality statistics; (ii) showed differences in the clinical course among the four diagnostic categories established by the Association for Children with Terminal Conditions/Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (ACT/RCPCH), and (iii) was different to published populations in pediatric palliative care regarding diagnoses, care and place of death...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589895/type-2-diabetes-in-adolescents-a-severe-phenotype-posing-major-clinical-challenges-and-public-health-burden
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REVIEW
Russell Viner, Billy White, Deborah Christie
Type 2 diabetes in adolescence manifests as a severe progressive form of diabetes that frequently presents with complications, responds poorly to treatment, and results in rapid progression of microvascular and macrovascular complications. Although overall still a rare disease, adolescent type 2 diabetes now poses major challenges to paediatric and adult diabetes services in many countries. Therapeutic options are heavily curtailed by a dearth of knowledge about the condition, with low numbers of participants and poor trial recruitment impeding research...
June 3, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586707/consensus-based-guidelines-for-video-eeg-monitoring-in-the-pre-surgical-evaluation-of-children-with-epilepsy-in-the-uk
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Ronit M Pressler, Stefano Seri, Nick Kane, Tim Martland, Sushma Goyal, Anand Iyer, Elliott Warren, Lesley Notghi, Peter Bill, Rachel Thornton, Richard Appleton, Sarah Doyle, Sarah Rushton, Alan Worley, Stewart G Boyd
PURPOSE: Paediatric Epilepsy surgery in the UK has recently been centralised in order to improve expertise and quality of service available to children. Video EEG monitoring or telemetry is a highly specialised and a crucial component of the pre-surgical evaluation. Although many Epilepsy Monitoring Units work to certain standards, there is no national or international guideline for paediatric video telemetry. METHODS: Due to lack of evidence we used a modified Delphi process utilizing the clinical and academic expertise of the clinical neurophysiology sub-specialty group of Children's Epilepsy Surgical Service (CESS) centres in England and Wales...
May 12, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583690/transition-to-adult-rheumatology-care-is-necessary-to-maintain-dmard-therapy-in-young-people-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Andres Luque Ramos, Falk Hoffmann, Katinka Albrecht, Jens Klotsche, Angela Zink, Kirsten Minden
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outpatient health service utilisation of young people (YP) with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) during transfer from paediatric to adult care in Germany. METHODS: Based on claims data of a large German statutory health fund (BARMER GEK) we conducted a cohort study of 2008-2014. Insured YP with diagnosis of JIA (ICD: M08 or M09.0) in two quarters at the age of 16 and continuous insurance until the age of 20 were included. Outpatient health care utilisation, prescribed antirheumatic drugs and diagnosis maintenance were analysed over four consecutive years for all YP with JIA and for the subgroup on disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) at the age of 16...
May 12, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580165/managing-challenging-behaviour-in-preschool-children-post-traumatic-brain-injury-with-online-clinician-support-protocol-for-a-pilot-study
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Kaitlyn Taylor, Cathy Catroppa, Celia Godfrey, Audrey McKinlay, Jennie Ponsford, Jan Matthews, Vicki Anderson
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children is associated with a range of poor long-term outcomes, including behavioural disturbances. Parents can experience high levels of stress and injury-related burden, and evidence suggests that distressed parents are less likely to adopt positive parenting styles to manage their child's behaviour. The 'Signposts for Building Better Behaviour' program is a parenting programme that was originally developed to assist parents of children with an intellectual disability in managing their child's behaviour...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578754/internet-images-of-the-speech-pathology-profession
#15
Nicole Byrne
Objective The Internet provides the general public with information about speech pathology services, including client groups and service delivery models, as well as the professionals providing the services. Although this information assists the general public and other professionals to both access and understand speech pathology services, it also potentially provides information about speech pathology as a prospective career, including the types of people who are speech pathologists (i.e. demographics). The aim of the present study was to collect baseline data on how the speech pathology profession was presented via images on the Internet...
June 5, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573814/retrospective-review-of-consecutive-cases-of-paediatric-complex-pain-in-a-new-south-wales-tertiary-children-s-hospital
#16
Elizabeth A Kepreotes, Susan M Lord
AIM: Prior to July 2013, a solo medical specialist provided a pain management service 1.5-2 days/week to children and young people aged 0-19 years, and their families at John Hunter Children's Hospital, Newcastle, NSW. A new multidisciplinary children's complex pain team now continues that service. This study aimed to identify the demographic and clinical characteristics of children, young people and their families referred to a paediatric pain specialist in the 5.5 years prior to the establishment of a multidisciplinary service and to quantify anecdotal observations, determine service priorities and identify clinical improvement opportunities...
June 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554921/selection-by-a-panel-of-clinicians-and-family-representatives-of-important-early-morbidities-associated-with-paediatric-cardiac-surgery-suitable-for-routine-monitoring-using-the-nominal-group-technique-and-a-robust-voting-process
#17
Christina Pagel, Katherine L Brown, Isobel McLeod, Helen Jepps, Jo Wray, Linda Chigaru, Andrew McLean, Tom Treasure, Victor Tsang, Martin Utley
OBJECTIVE: With survival following paediatric cardiac surgery improving, the attention of quality assurance and improvement initiatives is shifting to long-term outcomes and early surgical morbidities. We wanted to involve family representatives and a range of clinicians in selecting the morbidities to be measured in a major UK study. SETTING: Paediatric cardiac surgery services in the UK. PARTICIPANTS: We convened a panel comprising family representatives, paediatricians from referring centres, and surgeons and other clinicians from surgical centres...
May 29, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552684/-primary-care-in-italy
#18
T Sánchez-Sagrado
Italy is not a country where Spanish doctors emigrate, as there is an over-supply of health care professionals. The Italian Servizio Sanitario Nazionale has some differences compared to the Spanish National Health System. The Servizio Sanitario Nazionale is financed by national and regional taxes and co-payments. There are taxes earmarked for health, and Primary Care receives 50% of the total funds. Italian citizens and residents in Italy have the right to free health cover. However, there are co-payments for laboratory and imaging tests, pharmaceuticals, specialist ambulatory services, and emergencies...
May 25, 2017: Semergen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542027/retrospective-population-based-study-of-emergency-medical-services-attended-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrests-in-children-in-belgium
#19
Sophie Vandeplassche, Patrick van de Voorde
OBJECTIVE: This study presents an analysis of clinical data of the circumstances and outcome of paediatric (0-16 years) out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (p-OHCA) in Belgium. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of a prospective population-based registration of physician-attended [mobile emergency group (MUG)] emergency medical services (EMS) interventions of p-OHCA in Belgium between 2010 and 2012. RESULTS: We identified 365 OHCA in 18 295 paediatric MUG interventions (2%)...
May 24, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540416/breastfeeding-initiation-duration-and-reasons-for-weaning-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#20
Magdalena Acevedo, Julia Pretini, Marina Micelli, Gabriel Sequeira, Eduardo Kerzberg
To assess breastfeeding in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a cross-sectional study of patients with SLE compared to a non-SLE sample was performed. Patients who had pregnancies subsequent to their diagnosis of SLE and who were followed up in the hospital were interviewed. The group of non-SLE mothers consisted of patients who had no known rheumatic disease at the time of their pregnancy, and who were approached at the hospital paediatrics service waiting room. Thirty-six pregnancies in 31 patients with SLE and the same number of non-SLE mothers were studied...
May 24, 2017: Rheumatology International
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