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Daniel J Adams, Matthew D Eberly, Michael Rajnik, Cade M Nylund
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the medication and other exposures associated with pediatric community-associated Clostridium difficile infections (CA-CDIs). STUDY DESIGN: We performed a case-control study using billing records from the US military health system database. CA-CDI cases included children 1-18 years of age with an outpatient International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification diagnostic code for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) from 2001 to 2013...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
Haisheng Li, Song Wang, Jianglin Tan, Junyi Zhou, Jun Wu, Gaoxing Luo
BACKGROUND: Burns are a major form of injury in children worldwide. This study aimed to investigate the epidemiology, outcome, cost and risk factors of pediatric burns in southwest China. METHODS: This retrospective study was performed at the Institute of Burn Research of the Third Military Medical University from 2011 to 2015. Data, including demographic, injury-related, and clinical data and patient outcome, were collected from medical records. RESULTS: A total of 2478 children with burns (58...
March 31, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
Rony Shreberk-Hassidim, Ayal Hassidim, Yoav Gronovich, Adam Dalal, Vered Molho-Pessach, Abraham Zlotogorski
BACKGROUND: Recent data have shown an increasing occurrence of atopic dermatitis (AD) in children and adolescents, as well as in adults. Most of the epidemiologic research on AD is limited to pediatric and youth populations and is based on self-reported questionnaires. METHODS: A nationwide, population-based, cross-sectional retrospective study of adolescents with AD was performed to estimate its prevalence, trends, and association with demographic factors and comorbidities...
March 20, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
Hugues Jean Thierry Gandaho, Madougou Soumaila, Isaac Hoinsou-Hans, Gautier M M Djrolo, Audrey A S Zevounou, Amos O Adeleye
BACKGROUND: Benin republic is a very low-income French-speaking country in West Africa The development of Neurosurgery in the Republic of Benin took off with the arrival of the first Beninese neurosurgeons in the year 2003. AIMS: This study aims to evaluate patients' attendance in a public neurosurgical center, and appreciate populations' affordability to a new specialty. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: In the year 2004, the Benin Armed Forces established the first Department of Neurosurgery in the Nation's Military Teaching Hospital...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
L Alix-Séguin, N Lodé, G Orliaguet, E Chamorro, F Kerroué, C Lorge, A Moreira
In light of the recent terrorist attacks in Europe, we need to reconsider the organization of rescue and medical management and plan for an attack involving multiple pediatric victims. To ensure quick surgical management, but also to minimize risk for on-site teams (direct threats from secondary terrorist attacks targeting deployed emergency services), it is crucial to evacuate patients in a swift but orderly fashion. Children are vulnerable targets in terrorist attacks. Their anatomical and physiological characteristics make it likely that pediatric victims will suffer more brain injuries and require more, often advanced, airway management...
March 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
Pia Glatz, Rolf H Sandin, Nancy L Pedersen, Anna-Karin Bonamy, Lars I Eriksson, Fredrik Granath
Importance: The results of preclinical studies suggest that anesthetic drugs administered to neonatal animals cause widespread neuronal apoptosis and later neurocognitive impairment. Adequately powered studies in the pediatric surgical population are scarce, and it is unclear whether such preclinical findings are relevant for the pediatric setting. Objective: To examine the association of anesthesia and surgery before age 4 years with long-term academic and cognitive performance indexed by school grades at age 16 years and IQ test scores at military conscription...
January 2, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
Yahya Acar, Onur Tezel, Necati Salman, Erdem Cevik, Margarita Algaba-Montes, Alberto Oviedo-García, Mayra Patricio-Bordomás, Mustafa Z Mahmoud, Abdelmoneim Sulieman, Abbas Ali, Alrayah Mustafa, Ihab Abdelrahman, Mustafa Bahar, Osama Ali, H Lester Kirchner, Gregor Prosen, Ajda Anzic, Paul Leeson, Maryam Bahreini, Fatemeh Rasooli, Houman Hosseinnejad, Gabriel Blecher, Robert Meek, Diana Egerton-Warburton, Edina Ćatić Ćuti, Stanko Belina, Tihomir Vančina, Idriz Kovačević, Nadan Rustemović, Ikwan Chang, Jin Hee Lee, Young Ho Kwak, Do Kyun Kim, Chi-Yung Cheng, Hsiu-Yung Pan, Chia-Te Kung, Ela Ćurčić, Ena Pritišanac, Ivo Planinc, Marijana Grgić Medić, Radovan Radonić, Abiola Fasina, Anthony J Dean, Nova L Panebianco, Patricia S Henwood, Oliviero Fochi, Moreno Favarato, Ezio Bonanomi, Ivan Tomić, Youngrock Ha, Hongchuen Toh, Elizabeth Harmon, Wilma Chan, Cameron Baston, Gail Morrison, Frances Shofer, Angela Hua, Sharon Kim, James Tsung, Isa Gunaydin, Zeynep Kekec, Mehmet Oguzhan Ay, Jinjoo Kim, Jinhyun Kim, Gyoosung Choi, Dowon Shim, Ji-Han Lee, Jana Ambrozic, Katja Prokselj, Miha Lucovnik, Gabrijela Brzan Simenc, Asta Mačiulienė, Almantas Maleckas, Algimantas Kriščiukaitis, Vytautas Mačiulis, Andrius Macas, Sharad Mohite, Zoltan Narancsik, Hugon Možina, Sara Nikolić, Jan Hansel, Rok Petrovčič, Una Mršić, Simon Orlob, Markus Lerchbaumer, Niklas Schönegger, Reinhard Kaufmann, Chun-I Pan, Chien-Hung Wu, Sarah Pasquale, Stephanie J Doniger, Sharon Yellin, Gerardo Chiricolo, Maja Potisek, Borut Drnovšek, Boštjan Leskovar, Kristine Robinson, Clara Kraft, Benjamin Moser, Stephen Davis, Shelley Layman, Yusef Sayeed, Joseph Minardi, Irmina Sefic Pasic, Amra Dzananovic, Anes Pasic, Sandra Vegar Zubovic, Ana Godan Hauptman, Ana Vujaklija Brajkovic, Jaksa Babel, Marina Peklic, Vedran Radonic, Luka Bielen, Peh Wee Ming, Nur Hafiza Yezid, Fatahul Laham Mohammed, Zainal Abidin Huda, Wan Nasarudin Wan Ismail, W Yus Haniff W Isa, Hashairi Fauzi, Praveena Seeva, Mohd Zulfakar Mazlan
A1 Point-of-care ultrasound examination of cervical spine in emergency departmentYahya Acar, Onur Tezel, Necati SalmanA2 A new technique in verifying the placement of a nasogastric tube: obtaining the longitudinal view of nasogastric tube in addition to transverse view with ultrasoundYahya Acar, Necati Salman, Onur Tezel, Erdem CevikA3 Pseudoaneurysm of the femoral artery after cannulation of a central venous line. Should we always use ultrasound in these procedures?Margarita Algaba-Montes, Alberto Oviedo-García, Mayra Patricio-BordomásA4 Ultrasound-guided supraclavicular subclavian vein catheterization...
September 2016: Critical Ultrasound Journal
Wayne Dickey, David R Arday, Joseph Kelly, Col David Carnahan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: As childhood obesity is a concern in many communities, this study investigated outpatient evaluation and initial management of overweight and obese pediatric patients in U.S. military medical treatment facilities (MTFs). METHODS: Samples of 579 overweight and 341 obese patients (as determined by body mass index [BMI]) aged 3-17 years were drawn from MTFs. All available FY2011 outpatient records were searched for documentation of BMI assessment, overweight/obesity diagnosis, and counseling...
February 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Melissa V Terry, Courtney Barnes, Katie Beal, Angel Jaime Enciso, Angela Love-Zaranka
OBJECTIVE: To compare and contrast military hospital and civilian hospital experiences of achieving Baby-Friendly designation, and to examine administration and staff responses as well as institutional and patient postimplementation outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Staff, administration, and chairs of Baby-Friendly committees at both hospitals were interviewed. CONCLUSION: Motivating factors and perceived administrative support were similar at both institutions...
October 2016: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
Sharon L Smith, Michelle A Price, Timothy C Fabian, Gregory J Jurkovich, Basil A Pruitt, Ronald M Stewart, Donald H Jenkins
Despite being the leading cause of death in the United States for individuals 46 years and younger and the primary cause of death among military service members, trauma care research has been underfunded for the last 50 years. Sustained federal funding for a coordinated national trauma clinical research program is required to advance the science of caring for the injured. The Department of Defense is committed to funding studies with military relevance; therefore, it cannot fund pediatric or geriatric trauma clinical trials...
September 2016: Shock
Jun Tashiro, Rebecca S Lane, Lawrence W Blass, Eduardo A Perez, Juan E Sola
BACKGROUND: Gun control laws vary greatly between states within the United States. We hypothesized that states with strict gun laws have lower mortality and resource utilization rates from pediatric firearms-related injury admissions. METHODS: Kids' Inpatient Database (1997-2012) was searched for accidental (E922), self-inflicted (E955), assault (E965), legal intervention-related (E970), or undetermined circumstance (E985) firearm injuries. Patients were younger than 20 years and admitted for their injuries...
October 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Cheryl K Zogg, John W Scott, Wei Jiang, Lindsey L Wolf, Adil H Haider
BACKGROUND: Differences in perforated appendix admission rates (PAAR) are an ambulatory-sensitive measure of access to care. While pediatric studies report disparities in PAAR, initial adult investigations suggest a lack of racial/ethnic inequity. The objectives of this study were to (1) assess for risk-adjusted, racial/ethnic differences in PAAR among adults on a national scale, (2) consider the extent to which variations (or lack thereof) are explained by age, insurance, and income, and (3) compare results within the United States population to a national segment of the population who are completely insured...
July 30, 2016: Surgery
Altan Onat
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present assessment was to identify "genuine" medical papers generated by Turkey's institutions that have contributed most to cardiovascular medicine. METHODS: Based on Web of Science data, 160 papers were identified as having received 40 or more citations as of late July 2015. Papers with more than minor contribution from international authors were excluded. RESULTS: A total of 127 primary authors generated 160 papers, each receiving ≥40 (95% confidence interval 40-165) citations...
June 2016: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
Michael J Eliason, Jonathan M Melzer, Jessica R Winters, Thomas Q Gallagher
OBJECTIVES: To complement a case series review of button battery impactions managed at our single military tertiary care center with a thorough literature review of laboratory research and clinical cases to develop a protocol to optimize patient care. Specifically, to identify predictive factors of long-term complications which can be used by the pediatric otolaryngologist to guide patient management after button battery impactions. METHODS: A retrospective review of the Department of Defense's electronic medical record systems was conducted to identify patients with button battery ingestions and then characterize their treatment course...
August 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Aleksandar Bogosavljević, Vanja Misina, Jovana Jordacević, Milka Abazović, Smiljka Dukić, Ljubisa Ristić, Dragana Daković
INTRODUCTION: Restorative dental treatment of patients with a generalized form of amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) remains a challenge even today. The treatment approach is multidisciplinary and includes action of several dental disciplines such as restorative, orthodontic, and prosthetic dental specialties. CASE REPORT: A 18-year-old female patent was referred to the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Periodontology at the Military Medical Academy of Belgrade, Serbia...
March 2016: Vojnosanitetski Pregled. Military-medical and Pharmaceutical Review
Shlomo Cohen, Neville Berkman, Elie Picard, Tali Levi, Estela Derazne, Dorit Tzur, Chaim Springer, Avraham Avital, Leon Joseph, Shmuel Goldberg
BACKGROUND: There is limited data regarding co-morbidities and cognitive status of asthma during childhood and adolescence. The aim of the current study was to explore the presence of co-morbidities and cognitive status in a large cohort of teenagers with asthma. METHODS: The medical records of 314,897 consecutive 17-year-old males, undergoing comprehensive medical and cognitive evaluation prior to recruitment for military service, were reviewed. The prevalence of co-morbidities and a cognitive assessment in subjects with asthma were compared to those without asthma...
September 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
Michael Smiley, Nicholas Sicignano, Toni Rush, Rees Lee, Elizabeth Allen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Asthma exacerbations frequently trigger emergency department (ED) visits. Guidelines recommend timely follow-up after an ED visit for asthma, however, other studies have questioned the quality of follow-up care and their effect on subsequent ED utilization. We evaluated follow-up care on asthma outcomes in pediatric asthmatics enrolled in the Military Health System (MHS) after an ED visit for asthma. METHODS: This retrospective study utilized MHS data to evaluate 2-17-year-old persistent asthmatics with an ED visit for asthma between 2010-2012...
October 2016: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
Beata Jurkiewicz, Tomasz Zabkowski, Katarzyna Jobs, Joanna Samotyjek, Anna Jung
PURPOSE: To present a combining pyelolithotomy and endoscopy, an alternative approach for treating staghorn calculi in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We treated 1414 children (age, 10 months to 17 years) with urolithiasis between 2009 and 2013 in the Pediatric Surgery Department and in the Pediatrics and Nephrology Department, Military Institute of Medicine in Warsaw. Most patients were treated conservatively. In 162 cases, an extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) procedure was needed...
April 16, 2016: Urology Journal
Kai Zheng, Xiuchun Yu, Zhengqi Chang, Songfeng Xu, Ming Xu
The outcome of limb salvage treatment for femoral osteosarcoma with pathological fractures in children is currently unknown. The aim of the present study was to present two cases of patients who received limb salvage surgery with preservation of the epiphysis at the Department of Orthopedics of The General Hospital of Jinan Military Commanding Region (Shandong, China). Between January, 2007 and January, 2013, two pediatric patients were admitted to our hospital with pathological fractures. One of the patients was a girl, aged 11 years, with confirmed osteosarcoma of the right distal femur; the other patient was a boy, aged 9 years, with osteosarcoma of the left distal femur...
April 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Andrew H Lin, Jacob H Cole, John C Chin, Chirstopher Becket Mahnke
INTRODUCTION: The Health Experts onLine at Portsmouth teleconsultation system is designed to connect health providers in the Navy Medicine East Region to specialists at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. METHODS: A review of the first year of the Health Experts onLine at Portsmouth system was performed. Data on each teleconsultation were extracted from the Health Experts onLine at Portsmouth system database and analyzed. RESULTS: From June 2014 to May 2015 there have been 585 teleconsultations...
2016: SAGE Open Medicine
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