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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042914/the-educational-challenge-of-paediatric-virology-an-interview-with-professor-of-neonatology-anne-greenough
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Ioannis N Mammas, Demetrios A Spandidos
According to Professor Anne Greenough, Professor of Neonatology and Clinical Respiratory Physiology at the King's College London (London, UK), Paediatric Virology is indeed a rapidly increasing educational challenge. Professor Greenough, who in 1992 wrote her book on congenital, perinatal and neonatal infections, believes that during the past 3 decades, paediatric health professionals are becoming increasingly involved in specialised care and follow-up of paediatric patients with viral diseases, who require advanced medical care and innovative technological services...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032845/-frequent-attendance-in-a-primary-health-care-district
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Nicolás Menéndez Granados, Manuel Vaquero Abellán, Manuel Toledano Estepa, Manuel Modesto Pérez Díaz, Rosa Redondo Pedraza
OBJECTIVE: To describe the distribution of frequent attenders (FA) through the different primary care practices in Cordoba-Guadalquivir Health District (Córdoba, Spain). METHODS: An ecological study was performed, including data from 2011 to 2015. Defining FA as those subjects who made12 or more appointments per year; independently analysed for nursing, general practice and paediatrics. Prevalence of frequent attendance and FA/professional ratio were used as dependent variables...
October 9, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031888/below-the-surface-parents-views-on-the-factors-that-influence-treatment-adherence-in-paediatric-burn-scar-management-a-qualitative-study
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Nicole Andrews, Laura L Jones, Naiem Moiemen, Melanie Calvert, Philip Kinghorn, Ian Litchfield, Jonathan Bishop, Jonathan J Deeks, Jonathan Mathers
INTRODUCTION: Parents have a crucial role to play in burn scar management for their children at a time that is extremely stressful for them and their child. Scar management treatments such as pressure garment therapy (PGT) require high levels of adherence. There has been a lack of research into the factors that may influence adherence in paediatric burn scar management. This qualitative research study has investigated parents' experiences of scar management and their attempts to adhere to treatment at home...
October 11, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029855/improving-mortality-outcomes-of-stevens-johnson-syndrome-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis-a-regional-burns-centre-experience
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M Nizamoglu, J A Ward, Q Frew, H Gerrish, N Martin, A Shaw, D Barnes, O Shelly, B Philp, N El-Muttardi, P Dziewulski
INTRODUCTION: Stevens Johnson Syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis (SJS/TEN) are rare, potentially fatal desquamative disorders characterised by large areas of partial thickness skin and mucosal loss. The degree of epidermal detachment that occurs has led to SJS/TEN being described as a burn-like condition. These patients benefit from judicious critical care, early debridement and meticulous wound care. This is best undertaken within a multidisciplinary setting led by clinicians experienced in the management of massive skin loss and its sequelae...
October 10, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024977/safer-paediatric-surgical-teams-a-5-year-evaluation-of-crew-resource-management-implementation-and-outcomes
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Carl Savage, F Andrew Gaffney, Laith Hussain-Alkhateeb, Pia Olsson Ackheim, Gunilla Henricson, Irini Antoniadou, Mats Hedsköld, Karin Pukk Härenstam
Objective: Evaluate longitudinal changes in technical and non-technical skills (teamwork, situation monitoring, communication and leadership), safety culture, and clinical outcomes before and after implementation of a crew resource management (CRM) safety program. Design: A multi-level prospective single case study in accordance with the SQUIRE-guidelines for reporting quality improvement efforts. Setting: Large university paediatric surgical service...
September 7, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024833/health-of-vlbw-infants-in-germany-at-five-years-of-age-what-do-parents-describe
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Juliane Spiegler, Guido Stichtenoth, Inke R König, Egbert Herting, Wolfgang Göpel
BACKGROUND: There are only few data on medical problems and utilization of health services of former very low birth weight (VLBW) children at preschool age. STUDY DESIGN: At five years of age parents of a cohort of VLBW children (N=862) received questionnaires, a medical interview and examination. The results were compared to the KIGGS cohort (Deutscher-Kinder-und Jugendgesundheitssurvey, N=777). RESULTS: Parents of the VLBW and KIGGS cohort reported a very good or good health in 95% in their children...
October 9, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018578/the-care-of-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-cancer-results-of-the-esmo-siope-survey
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Emmanouil Saloustros, Daniel P Stark, Kyriaki Michailidou, Giannis Mountzios, Laurence Brugieres, Fedro Alessandro Peccatori, Svetlana Jezdic, Samira Essiaf, Jean-Yves Douillard, Stefan Bielack
INTRODUCTION: Adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer require dedicated clinical management and care. Little is known about the training and practice of European healthcare providers in regard to AYA and the availability of specialised services. METHODS: A link to an online survey was sent to members of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and the European Society for Paediatric Oncology (SIOPE). The link was also sent to ESMO National Representatives and circulated to other European oncology groups...
2017: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017631/infants-born-with-critical-chd-in-arizona-and-capacities-of-birth-centres-for-screening-and-management
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Lydia Villa, Brent Bjornsen, Heather Giacone, Erica M Weidler, Ekta Bajaj, Andrew Muth, Melanie Kennedy, Timothy Flood, Dianna Contreras, Joseph Spadafino, Ashish Shah
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to identify locations of births in Arizona with critical CHD, as well as to assess the current use of pulse-oximetry screening and capacities of birth centres to manage a positive screen. Study design Infants (n=487) with a potentially critical CHD were identified from the Arizona Department of Health Services from 2012 and 2013; charts were retrospectively reviewed. Diagnosis was confirmed using echocardiographies. ArcGIS was used to generate maps to visualise the location of treating facility and mother's residence...
October 11, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994623/exploring-functional-outcomes-and-allied-health-staffing-levels-in-an-inpatient-paediatric-rehabilitation-unit
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Penelope J Ireland, Amanda Francis, Shani Jackman, Kim McLennan
PURPOSE: This study provides data from a paediatric tertiary hospital on the length of stay, functional improvement and allied health workload for children and adolescents on active inpatient rehabilitation programs. METHODS: An audit was conducted of records of patients managed through an inpatient rehabilitation program at a 359 bed tertiary children's hospital in Brisbane, Australia between December 2014 and December 2015. Data relating to diagnosis, length of stay, functional change, occasions of allied health service and hours of patient attributable allied health professional time were collected...
October 10, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984349/quality-of-life-and-comorbidities-associated-with-dravet-syndrome-severity-a-multinational-cohort-survey
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Lieven Lagae, Isabella Brambilla, Ana Mingorance, Eddie Gibson, Alysia Battersby
AIM: To test the hypothesis that higher seizure burden in Dravet syndrome is associated with increased comorbidities and lower quality of life (QoL) in a large cohort of patients with Dravet syndrome and their caregivers in Europe. METHOD: An extensive survey of caregivers of patients with Dravet syndrome on experiences of diagnosis, seizure burden, management, social and financial impact, and health services use was administered online in 10 languages. RESULTS: The survey received 584 unique responses from caregivers of paediatric (83%) and adult (17%) patients with Dravet syndrome (aged <1-48y)...
October 6, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971883/to-gp-or-not-to-gp-a-natural-experiment-in-children-triaged-to-see-a-gp-in-a-tertiary-paediatric-emergency-department-ed
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Laurie Smith, Yajur Narang, Ana Belen Ibarz Pavon, Karl Edwardson, Simon Bowers, Katharine Jones, Steve Lane, Mary Ryan, David Taylor-Robinson, Enitan Carrol
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of integrating a general practitioner (GP) into a tertiary paediatric emergency department (ED) on admissions, waiting times and antibiotic prescriptions. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust, a tertiary paediatric hospital in Liverpool, UK. PARTICIPANTS: From October 2014, a GP was colocated within the ED, from 14:00 to 22:00 hours, 7 days a week...
September 29, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971474/survival-from-tumours-of-the-central-nervous-system-in-danish-children-is-survival-related-to-family-circumstances
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Friederike Erdmann, Jeanette Falck Winther, Susanne Oksbjerg Dalton, Hajo Zeeb, Anja Krøyer, Andrea Bautz, Kjeld Schmiegelow, Joachim Schüz
Little is known about social inequalities in childhood cancer survival. We investigated the impact of family circumstances on survival from paediatric central nervous system (CNS) tumours in a nationwide, register-based cohort of Danish children. All children born between 1973 and 2006 and diagnosed with a CNS tumour before the age of 20 years (N=1,261) were followed until 10 years from diagnosis. Using Cox proportional hazards models, the impact of various family characteristics on overall survival was estimated...
October 3, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963638/widening-access-developing-an-elearning-resource-for-health-and-social-care-professionals-caring-for-children-and-young-people-with-cancer
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Wendy McInally, Maria J Pouso Lista, Natalia McLaren, Diane S Willis
Cancer is a key priority worldwide, and caring for children and young people with cancer requires a range of specific knowledge, skills and experience in order to deliver the complex care regimes both within the hospital or community environment. The aim of this paper is to disseminate work undertaken to design and develop pedagogical practice and innovation through an eLearning resource for health care professionals caring for children and young people with cancer across the globe. The work undertaken evaluated an existing cancer course (which has been withdrawn) that was developed and delivered through the Paediatric Oncology Nurses Forum, Royal College Nursing (Nurse Educators) and Warwick University...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960483/families-perceived-benefits-of-home-visits-for-managing-paediatric-obesity-outweigh-the-potential-costs-and-barriers
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Nicole D Gehring, Geoff D C Ball, Arnaldo Perez, Nicholas L Holt, Daniel Neuman, Nicholas Spence, Laura Mercier, Mary Jetha
AIM: Home visits have successfully been used to deliver various health services, but what role could they play in paediatric weight management? Low treatment initiation and high attrition prompted our multidisciplinary paediatric weight management clinic to investigate how families perceived the benefits and barriers of home visits. METHODS: We focused on children with obesity aged 2-17 who were enrolled in our tertiary-level clinic in Alberta, Canada. None had received a home visit...
September 28, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952197/asking-the-difficult-questions-building-the-capacity-of-community-paediatricians-to-routinely-enquire-and-respond-to-family-violence
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Claire L Gibbons, Hilary Holmes, Judith Bragg, Teresa Neeman
AIM: To enhance the confidence and capacity of community paediatricians and paediatric trainees to identify and respond to family violence, through a series of education sessions and evidence-based recommendations. METHODS: The action research methodology included a literature search to review the data on family violence education programmes and evidence-based family violence screening tools. Six education sessions were then developed and held for physicians at the Community Paediatric and Child Health Service (CPCHS)...
September 26, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951509/from-disability-to-ability-comprehensive-rehabilitation-providing-a-holistic-functional-improvement-in-a-child-with-neglected-neural-tube-defect
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Kriti Mishra, V Siddharth
Neural Tube defects are one of the most common congenital disorders, presenting in a paediatric rehabilitation set-up. With its wide spectrum of clinical presentation and possible complications, the condition can significantly impact an individual's functional capacity and quality of life. The condition also affects the family of the child leaving them with a lifelong impairment to cope up with. Through this 16-year-old child, we shed light on the effects of providing rehabilitation, even at a later stage and its benefits...
September 25, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951105/epidemiology-of-invasive-pneumococcal-and-haemophilus-influenzae-diseases-in-northwestern-ontario-canada-2010-2015
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Vic Eton, Annette Schroeter, Len Kelly, Michael Kirlew, Raymond S W Tsang, Marina Ulanova
INTRODUCTION: North American Indigenous populations experience a high burden of invasive bacterial infections. Because Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae (Hi) have multiple antigenic variants, the existing vaccines cannot prevent all cases. This study addresses current epidemiology of invasive Hi and pneumococcal disease (IPD) in a region of Northwestern Ontario, Canada with a relatively high (82%) Indigenous population. METHODS: Data were retrieved from retrospective chart review at a hospital servicing a population of 29,000 (82% Indigenous), during January 2010-July 2015...
September 22, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941075/patient-perspectives-on-priorities-for-emergency-medicine-research-the-perspex-study
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Stuart Vb McLay, David McCutcheon, Glenn Arendts, Stephen Pj Macdonald, Daniel M Fatovich
OBJECTIVES: To determine the priorities for emergency medicine research of patients currently in an ED and to compare their priorities with those of ACEM researchers. METHODS: A survey of current patients in the EDs of Royal Perth Hospital and Armadale Health Service. Patients gave their reason for presentation, suggested three important research priorities for emergency medicine and ranked their top 5 choices from a pre-specified list published by the ACEM researchers...
September 21, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939637/retinal-haemorrhage-in-infants-with-pertussis
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Naz Raoof, Susana Pereira, Shuan Dai, Jocelyn Neutze, Cameron Charles Grant, Patrick Kelly
AIMS: It has been hypothesised that paroxysmal coughing in infantile pertussis (whooping cough) could produce retinal haemorrhages identical to those seen in abusive head trauma. We aimed to test this hypothesis. METHODS: This is a prospective study of infants hospitalised with pertussis in Auckland, New Zealand, from 2009 to 2014. The clinical severity of pertussis was categorised. All infants recruited had retinal examination through dilated pupils by the paediatric ophthalmology service using an indirect ophthalmoscope...
September 22, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937148/transition-from-paediatric-to-adult-ophthalmology-services-what-matters-most-to-young-people-with-visual-impairment
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A O Robertson, V Tadić, J S Rahi
PurposeTo identify the views and experiences and thus the transition-related needs of young people with visual impairment (VI), so as to inform future practice and policies.Patients and methodsQualitative study of 17 young people aged 16-19 years (ie the conventional transition age threshold) with VI (best-corrected acuity logMAR worse than 0.48) and without additional impairments, drawn from a sampling frame of paediatric ophthalmology patients attending Great Ormond Street Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital (London, UK)...
September 22, 2017: Eye
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