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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813461/epidemiology-of-clostridium-difficile-in-infants-in-oxfordshire-uk-risk-factors-for-colonization-and-carriage-and-genetic-overlap-with-regional-c-difficile-infection-strains
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Nicole Stoesser, David W Eyre, T Phuong Quan, Heather Godwin, Gemma Pill, Emily Mbuvi, Alison Vaughan, David Griffiths, Jessica Martin, Warren Fawley, Kate E Dingle, Sarah Oakley, Kazimierz Wanelik, John M Finney, Melina Kachrimanidou, Catrin E Moore, Sherwood Gorbach, Thomas V Riley, Derrick W Crook, Tim E A Peto, Mark H Wilcox, A Sarah Walker
BACKGROUND: Approximately 30-40% of children <1 year of age are Clostridium difficile colonized, and may represent a reservoir for adult C. difficile infections (CDI). Risk factors for colonization with toxigenic versus non-toxigenic C. difficile strains and longitudinal acquisition dynamics in infants remain incompletely characterized. METHODS: Predominantly healthy infants (≤2 years) were recruited in Oxfordshire, UK, and provided ≥1 fecal samples. Independent risk factors for toxigenic/non-toxigenic C...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800283/predator-pet-lesbian-or-just-the-nanny-lgbtq-parents-of-children-with-disabilities-describe-categorization
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Margaret F Gibson
How are lesbian/gay/bisexual/trans/queer (LGBTQ) parents of children with disabilities categorized by service providers, and how do parents anticipate, interpret, and respond to such categorizations? This intersectional study investigated the experiences of LGBTQ parents of children with disabilities with service providers in Toronto, Canada. Parents described pressures to "fit" into providers' limited understanding of family. Some parents described facing overt discrimination, including one parent who was seen as a possible sexual predator...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Homosexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781890/self-reported-pregnancy-exposures-and-placental-dna-methylation-in-the-marbles-prospective-autism-sibling-study
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Rebecca J Schmidt, Diane I Schroeder, Florence K Crary-Dooley, Jacqueline M Barkoski, Daniel J Tancredi, Cheryl K Walker, Sally Ozonoff, Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Janine M LaSalle
Human placenta is a fetal-derived tissue that offers a unique sample of epigenetic and environmental exposures present in utero. In the MARBLES prospective pregnancy study of high-risk younger siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), pregnancy and environmental factors collected by maternal interviews were examined as predictors of placental DNA methylation, including partially methylated domains (PMDs), an embryonic feature of the placental methylome. DNA methylation data from MethylC-seq analysis of 47 placentas of children clinically diagnosed at 3 years with ASD or typical development using standardized assessments were examined in relation to: child's gestational age, birth-weight, and diagnosis; maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index, smoking, education, parity, height, prenatal vitamin and folate intake; home ownership; pesticides professionally applied to lawns or gardens or inside homes, pet flea/tick pouches, collars, or soaps/shampoos used in the 3 months prior to or during pregnancy...
December 2016: Environmental Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771999/monitoring-of-plexiform-neurofibroma-in-children-and-adolescents-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1-by-18-f-fdg-pet-imaging-is-it-of-value-in-asymptomatic-patients
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Amedeo A Azizi, Irene Slavc, Benjamin Emile Theisen, Ivo Rausch, Michael Weber, Wolfgang Happak, Oskar Aszmann, Azadeh Hojreh, Andreas Peyrl, Gabriele Amann, Thomas M Benkoe, Wolfgang Wadsak, Gregor Kasprian, Anton Staudenherz, Marcus Hacker, Tatjana Traub-Weidinger
PURPOSE: About 10% of patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1) develop malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours (MPNST) mostly arising in plexiform neurofibroma (PN); 15% of MPNST arise in children and adolescents. 2-[(18) F]fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose ([(18) F]FDG)-PET (where PET is positron emission tomography) is a sensitive method in differentiating PN and MPNST in symptomatic patients with NF-1. This study assesses the value of [(18) F]FDG-PET imaging in detecting malignant transformation in symptomatic and asymptomatic children with PN...
August 3, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768590/use-of-a-patient-empowerment-tool-for-hand-hygiene
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Allison Lastinger, Kayeromi Gomez, Ellen Manegold, Rashida Khakoo
BACKGROUND: Patient empowerment is recognized as an important component of a multimodal strategy to improve hand hygiene adherence. We examined the attitudes of adult patients and parents of pediatric patients toward a new patient empowerment tool (PET) at our hospital. We also surveyed physicians to determine their perceptions about the PET. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was performed of hospitalized children's parents and adult patients in a 531-bed tertiary care teaching hospital in West Virginia...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752225/grading-and-outcome-prediction-of-pediatric-diffuse-astrocytic-tumors-with-diffusion-and-arterial-spin-labeling-perfusion-mri-in-comparison-with-18f-dopa-pet
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Giovanni Morana, Arnoldo Piccardo, Domenico Tortora, Matteo Puntoni, Mariasavina Severino, Paolo Nozza, Marcello Ravegnani, Alessandro Consales, Samantha Mascelli, Alessandro Raso, Manlio Cabria, Antonio Verrico, Claudia Milanaccio, Andrea Rossi
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate MRI-derived diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) and arterial spin labeling (ASL) perfusion imaging in comparison with (18)F-dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA) PET with respect to diagnostic performance in tumor grading and outcome prediction in pediatric patients with diffuse astrocytic tumors (DAT). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 26 children with histologically proven treatment naïve low and high grade DAT who underwent ASL and DWI performed within 2 weeks of (18)F-DOPA PET...
July 27, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751210/melamine-beyond-the-kidney-a-ubiquitous-endocrine-disruptor-and-neurotoxicant
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Ashley L Bolden, Johanna R Rochester, Carol F Kwiatkowski
Melamine is commonly used in a variety of consumer products such as furniture, dining ware, and food utensils. The chemical infamously gained worldwide attention by its illegal addition to a variety of foodstuffs in order to falsify protein content, which led to serious, sometimes fatal, health impacts in children and pets. This resulted in a large amount of published primary studies and reviews of the impacts of melamine exposure on kidney function. However, a growing body of literature suggests that melamine may have impacts beyond renal dysfunction...
July 24, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747518/targeted-molecular-radiotherapy-of-pediatric-solid-tumors-using-a-radioiodinated-alkyl-phospholipid-ether-analog
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Dana C Baiu, Ian R Marsh, Alexander E Boruch, Ankita Shahi, Saswati Bhattacharya, Justin J Jeffery, Qianqian Zhao, Lance Hall, Jamey P Weichert, Bryan Bednarz, Mario Otto
External beam radiotherapy plays a critical role in the treatment of most pediatric solid tumors. Particularly in children, achieving an optimal therapeutic index to avoid damage to normal tissue is extremely important. Consequently, in metastatic disease, the utility of external beam radiotherapy is very limited. Molecular radiotherapy with tumor-targeted radionuclides may overcome some of these challenges, but to date no single cancer selective agent exists, capable of treating various pediatric malignancies independent of their histopathological origin...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741053/prediction-of-outcome-in-pediatric-hodgkin-lymphoma-based-on-interpretation-of-18-fdg-pet-ct-according-to-%C3%AE-suvmax-deauville-5-point-scale-and-ihp-criteria
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Emine Göknur Isik, Serkan Kuyumcu, Rejin Kebudi, Yasemin Sanli, Zeynep Karakas, Fatma Betul Cakir, Seher Nilgün Unal
OBJECTIVE: Minimizing side effects by using response-adopted therapy strategies plays an important role in the management of pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma (HL); however, the criteria for the definition of adequate or inadequate response are controversial. The aim of this study is to compare different methods of interpretation of (18)F-FDG-PET/CT (PET) in the prediction of disease outcome in order to determine the optimum method in this regard. METHODS: Baseline, interim and post-treatment PET scans of 72 children were interpreted according to revised International Harmonization Project criteria (IHP) and Deauville criteria...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736046/the-optical-imaging-of-tarantula-hair-corneal-injury-one-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Yuedong Hu, Yuanyuan Xu
INTRODUCTION: Tarantulas belonging to the Theraphosidae family are more and more popular as family pets. Ocular injuries caused by tarantulas are reported in several articles. We hereby report the first known case of ocular injury caused by a tarantula in China. CASE: A 22-year-old girl was referred to our hospital with one-week history of red and irritated left eye after she grabbed her molting Chilean Rose Tarantula. Her best-corrected visual acuity was 20/20 on both eyes...
July 20, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734253/polybrominated-diphenyl-ether-flame-retardant-concentrations-in-faeces-from-young-children-in-queensland-australia-and-associations-with-environmental-and-behavioural-factors
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Karin English, Yiqin Chen, Leisa-Maree Toms, Paul Jagals, Robert S Ware, Jochen F Mueller, Peter D Sly
The aim of our study was to investigate children's exposure to the flame retardants polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) by analysing faecal content, a non-invasive matrix, as well as responses to an exposure-assessment questionnaire. A convenience sample of 61 parents with children (aged >3 months to <2 years) completed an online pre-tested questionnaire and provided faecal samples for analysis by high resolution gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. BDE-209 was the dominant congener in faecal samples adjusted to 8...
July 19, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721605/how-to-provide-gadolinium-free-pet-mr-cancer-staging-of-children-and-young-adults-in-less-than-1%C3%A2-h-the-stanford-approach
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Anne M Muehe, Ashok J Theruvath, Lillian Lai, Maryam Aghighi, Andrew Quon, Samantha J Holdsworth, Jia Wang, Sandra Luna-Fineman, Neyssa Marina, Ranjana Advani, Jarrett Rosenberg, Heike E Daldrup-Link
PURPOSE: To provide clinically useful gadolinium-free whole-body cancer staging of children and young adults with integrated positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance (PET/MR) imaging in less than 1 h. PROCEDURES: In this prospective clinical trial, 20 children and young adults (11-30 years old, 6 male, 14 female) with solid tumors underwent 2-deoxy-2-[(18)F]fluoro-D-glucose ([(18)F]FDG) PET/MR on a 3T PET/MR scanner after intravenous injection of ferumoxytol (5 mg Fe/kg) and [(18)F]FDG (2-3 MBq/kg)...
July 18, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719484/amitraz-a-perpetual-silent-menace-among-children-in-developing-countries-a-case-report
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Sowmya Shashidhara, Suneel C Mundkur, Shrikiran A Hebbar, Ashwini Kumar, Vaisakh Sambasivan
Amitraz is an acaricide and insecticide used to treat ticks, which infest domestic animals in developing countries. Because of its widespread use, it is one of the common poisons unintentionally consumed by infants and children when left unsupervised. A 3-year-old boy was brought with unintentional consumption of Amitraz. On examination, he was found to be progressively drowsy, with an irregular pulse, bradycardia, and hypotension. He was treated with atropine, intravenous fluids, and dopamine infusion; hemodynamic stability was achieved within 36 hours after ingestion...
July 17, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705916/biodistribution-and-dosimetry-of-18-f-meta-fluorobenzyl-guanidine-mfbg-a-first-in-human-pet-ct-imaging-study-of-patients-with-neuroendocrine-malignancies
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Neeta Pandit-Taskar, Pat B Zanzonico, Kevin D Staton, Jorge A Carrasquillo, Diane Reidy-Lagunes, Serge K Lyashchenko, Eva Burnazi, Hanwen Zhang, Jason S Lewis, Ronald Blasberg, Steven M Larson, Wolfgang Andreas Weber, Shakeel Modak
Introduction: Iodine-123-meta-iodobenzylguanidine ((123)I-MIBG) imaging is currently a mainstay in the evaluation of many neuroendocrine tumors, especially neuroblastoma. (123)I-MIBG imaging has several limitations that can be overcome by the use of a PET agent. (18)F-MFBG is a positron emission tomography (PET) analog of MIBG that may allow for single-day, high-resolution quantitative imaging. We conducted a first-in-human study of (18)F-MFBG PET imaging to evaluate the safety, feasibility, pharmacokinetics, and dosimetry of (18)F-MFBG in neuroendocrine tumors (NETs)...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696028/pretransplant-functional-imaging-and-outcome-in-pediatric-patients-with-relapsed-refractory-hodgkin-lymphoma-undergoing-autologous-transplantation
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Nmazuo W Ozuah, Hisham M Dahmoush, Frederick D Grant, Leslie E Lehmann, Ann S LaCasce, Amy L Billett, Steven P Margossian
BACKGROUND: Pretransplant functional imaging (FI), particularly a negative positron emission tomography (PET), is a strong predictor of outcome in adults with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), but data in pediatrics are limited. METHODS: The medical records of 49 consecutive pediatric patients, who received autologous transplant at a single institution, were retrospectively analyzed. All patients had either gallium or PET scan before transplant and were conditioned with carmustine, etoposide, cytarabine, and melphalan (BEAM)...
July 11, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693592/bone-metabolism-and-inflammatory-characteristics-in-14-cases-of-chronic-nonbacterial-osteomyelitis
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Yurika Ata, Yutaka Inaba, Hyonmin Choe, Naomi Kobayashi, Jiro Machida, Naoyuki Nakamura, Tomoyuki Saito
BACKGROUND: Chronic nonbacterial osteomyelitis (CNO) is a multifocal autoinflammatory disease that often impairs daily life in children. This study aimed to investigate the bone metabolic and inflammatory characteristics of patients with CNO, and to assess the differences between responders and nonresponders to conservative treatment. METHODS: We investigated the clinical symptoms; laboratory data including inflammatory and bone metabolic biomarkers; and imaging findings from plain radiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET), and dual-energy x-ray absorption (DEXA) in 14 patients with CNO...
July 11, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691624/hospitals-test-if-therapy-dogs-can-aid-children-s-recovery
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Matthew Mckew
Children undergoing hospital treatment are being supported by therapy dogs in a new study to establish if the pets are beneficial to their recovery.
July 10, 2017: Nursing Children and Young People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691260/semantic-fluency-in-deaf-children-who-use-spoken-and-signed-language-in-comparison-with-hearing-peers
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C R Marshall, A Jones, A Fastelli, J Atkinson, N Botting, G Morgan
BACKGROUND: Deafness has an adverse impact on children's ability to acquire spoken languages. Signed languages offer a more accessible input for deaf children, but because the vast majority are born to hearing parents who do not sign, their early exposure to sign language is limited. Deaf children as a whole are therefore at high risk of language delays. AIMS: We compared deaf and hearing children's performance on a semantic fluency task. Optimal performance on this task requires a systematic search of the mental lexicon, the retrieval of words within a subcategory and, when that subcategory is exhausted, switching to a new subcategory...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687601/operational-and-dosimetric-aspects-of-pediatric-pet-ct
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Frederic H Fahey, Alison Goodkind, Robert D MacDougall, Leah Oberg, Sonja I Ziniel, Richard Cappock, Michael J Callahan, Neha Kwatra, S Ted Treves, Stephan D Voss
No consistent guidelines exist for the acquisition of a CT scan as part of a pediatric PET/CT. Given that children may be more vulnerable to the effects of ionizing radiation, it is necessary to develop methods that provide diagnostic quality imaging when needed, in the shortest time and with the lowest patient radiation exposure. This article describes the basics of CT dosimetry and PET/CT acquisition in children. We describe the variability in pediatric PET/CT techniques, based on a survey of 19 PET/CT pediatric institutions in North America...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686001/recreational-sandboxes-for-children-and-dogs-can-be-a-source-of-epidemic-ribotypes-of-clostridium-difficile
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Cristina Orden, Carlos Neila, José L Blanco, Sergio Álvarez-Pérez, Celine Harmanus, Ed J Kuijper, Marta E García
Different studies have suggested that the sand of public playgrounds could have a role in the transmission of infections, particularly in children. Furthermore, free access of pets and other animals to the playgrounds might increase such a risk. We studied the presence of Clostridium difficile in 20 pairs of sandboxes for children and dogs located in different playgrounds within the Madrid region (Spain). Clostridium difficile isolation was performed by enrichment and selective culture procedures. The genetic (ribotype and amplified fragment length polymorphism [AFLP]) diversity and antibiotic susceptibility of isolates was also studied...
July 7, 2017: Zoonoses and Public Health
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