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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132467/-distribution-characteristics-of-serum-specific-ige-for-inhaled-allergens-in-children-with-different-airway-allergic-diseases
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Kang Zhu, Xiao-Ling Hou, Hui-Jie Huang, Ya-Ru Wang, Yi-Xin Ren, Xin Ni, Li Xiang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the distribution characteristics of serum specific IgE (sIgE) for inhaled allergens in children with different airway allergic diseases. METHODS: Fluorescent enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay on the UniCAP250 system was performed to measure serum sIgE for 9 common inhaled allergens in 256 children aged 3-14 years with different airway allergic diseases. According to the clinical diagnosis, these children were divided into rhinitis group (37 children with allergic rhinitis), asthma group (82 children with bronchial asthma), and rhinitis-asthma group (137 children with allergic rhinitis complicated by bronchial asthma)...
November 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128708/childhood-brain-tumours-early-infections-and-immune-stimulation-a-pooled-analysis-of-the-escale-and-estelle-case-control-studies-sfce-france
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Judith E Lupatsch, Helen D Bailey, Brigitte Lacour, Christelle Dufour, Anne-Isabelle Bertozzi, Pierre Leblond, Cécile Faure-Conter, Isabelle Pellier, Claire Freycon, François Doz, Stéphanie Puget, Stéphane Ducassou, Laurent Orsi, Jacqueline Clavel
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated whether early infections and factors potentially related to early immune stimulation might be involved in the aetiology of childhood brain tumours (CBT). In this study, we investigated the associations between CBT with early day-care attendance, history of early common infections, atopic conditions (asthma/wheezing, eczema, allergic rhinitis), early farm residence/visits and contact with animals. METHODS: We pooled data from two nationwide French case-control studies, the ESCALE and ESTELLE studies...
November 10, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116340/18f-dopa-pet-ct-and-68ga-dotanoc-pet-ct-scans-as-diagnostic-tools-in-focal-congenital-hyperinsulinism-a-blinded-evaluation
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Charlotte Dahl Christiansen, Henrik Petersen, Anne Lerberg Nielsen, Sönke Detlefsen, Klaus Brusgaard, Lars Rasmussen, Maria Melikyan, Klas Ekström, Evgenia Globa, Annett Helleskov Rasmussen, Claus Hovendal, Henrik Thybo Christesen
PURPOSE: Focal congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) is curable by surgery, which is why identification of the focal lesion is crucial. We aimed to determine the use of 18F-fluoro-dihydroxyphenylalanine (18F-DOPA) PET/CT vs. 68Ga-1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7,10-tetraacetic-acid-1-Nal3-octreotide (68Ga-DOTANOC) PET/CT as diagnostic tools in focal CHI. METHODS: PET/CT scans of children with CHI admitted to Odense University Hospital between August 2005 and June 2016 were retrospectively evaluated visually and by their maximal standardized uptake values (SUVmax) by two independent examiners, blinded for clinical, surgical and pathological data...
November 8, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116015/how-we-read-pediatric-pet-ct-indications-and-strategies-for-image-acquisition-interpretation-and-reporting
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Gabrielle C Colleran, Neha Kwatra, Leah Oberg, Frederick D Grant, Laura Drubach, Michael J Callahan, Robert D MacDougall, Frederic H Fahey, Stephan D Voss
PET/CT plays an important role in the diagnosis, staging and management of many pediatric malignancies. The techniques for performing PET/CT examinations in children have evolved, with increasing attention focused on reducing patient exposure to ionizing radiation dose whenever possible and minimizing scan duration and sedation times, with a goal toward optimizing the overall patient experience. This review outlines our approach to performing PET/CT, including a discussion of the indications for a PET/CT exam, approaches for optimizing the exam protocol, and a review of different approaches for acquiring the CT portion of the PET/CT exam...
November 7, 2017: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107378/the-role-of-the-indoor-environment-residential-determinants-of-allergy-asthma-and-pulmonary-function-in-children-from-a-us-mexico-border-community
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Erik R Svendsen, Melissa Gonzales, Adwoa Commodore
The El Paso Children's Health Study examined environmental risk factors for allergy and asthma among fourth and fifth grade schoolchildren living in a major United States-Mexico border city. Complete questionnaire information was available for 5210 children, while adequate pulmonary function data were available for a subset of 1874. Herein we studied indoor environmental health risk factors for allergy and asthma. Several indoor environmental risk factors were associated with allergy and asthma. In particular, we found that ant and spider pest problems, pet dogs, fireplace heat, central air conditioning, humidifier use, and cooking with gas stoves were positively associated with both allergy and asthma prevalence...
October 26, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082519/outcomes-of-adults-and-children-with-primary-mediastinal-b-cell-lymphoma-treated-with-dose-adjusted-epoch-r
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Lisa Giulino-Roth, Tara O'Donohue, Zhengming Chen, Nancy L Bartlett, Ann LaCasce, William Martin-Doyle, Matthew J Barth, Kimberly Davies, Kristie A Blum, Beth Christian, Carla Casulo, Sonali M Smith, James Godfrey, Amanda Termuhlen, Matthew J Oberley, Sarah Alexander, Sheila Weitzman, Burton Appel, Benjamin Mizukawa, Jakub Svoboda, Zeinab Afify, Melinda Pauly, Hema Dave, Rebecca Gardner, Deborah M Stephens, William A Zeitler, Christopher Forlenza, Jennifer Levine, Michael E Williams, Jody L Sima, Catherine M Bollard, John P Leonard
Treatment with dose-adjusted EPOCH (etoposide, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, vincristine, prednisone) chemotherapy and rituximab (DA-EPOCH-R) has become the standard of care for primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma (PMBCL) at many institutions despite limited data in the multi-centre setting. We report a large, multi-centre retrospective analysis of children and adults with PMBCL treated with DA-EPOCH-R to characterize outcomes and evaluate prognostic factors. We assessed 156 patients with PMBCL treated with DA-EPOCH-R across 24 academic centres, including 38 children and 118 adults...
October 29, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080987/radiation-dose-reduction-through-combining-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-pet-ct-and-diagnostic-ct-in-children-and-young-adults-with-lymphoma
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Zhihua Qi, Erica L Gates, Maureen M O'Brien, Andrew T Trout
BACKGROUND: Both [F-18]2-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) and diagnostic CT are at times required for lymphoma staging. This means some body segments are exposed twice to X-rays for generation of CT data (diagnostic CT + localization CT). OBJECTIVE: To describe a combined PET/diagnostic CT approach that modulates CT tube current along the z-axis, providing diagnostic CT of some body segments and localization CT of the remaining body segments, thereby reducing patient radiation dose...
October 28, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069246/hypercalcemia-in-children-three-cases-report-with-unusual-clinical-presentations
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Bruna Barros Garbim, Larissa D Ávila, Sumara Zuanazi Pinto Rigatto, Kélcia Rosana da Silva Quadros, Vera Maria Santoro Belangero, Rodrigo Bueno de Oliveira
Hypercalcemia is a rare condition in childhood; the most common causes are primary hyperparathyroidism, malignancy, prolonged immobilisation, thyrotoxicosis, thiazide diuretic, supplements containing calcium, milk-alkali syndrome, vitamin D intoxication, infections and idiopathic. We present three cases of severe hypercalcemia of unusual causes in children. The first patient had high fever, poor general condition, weight loss and myalgia. Extensive preliminary investigation did not define the etiology, but a review of medical history revealed prolonged contact with pet bird and a positive serology for Chlamydia confirmed the diagnosis of psittacosis...
April 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062111/differential-effects-of-speech-situations-on-mothers-and-fathers-infant-directed-and-dog-directed-speech-an-acoustic-analysis
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Anna Gergely, Tamás Faragó, Ágoston Galambos, József Topál
There is growing evidence that dog-directed and infant-directed speech have similar acoustic characteristics, like high overall pitch, wide pitch range, and attention-getting devices. However, it is still unclear whether dog- and infant-directed speech have gender or context-dependent acoustic features. In the present study, we collected comparable infant-, dog-, and adult directed speech samples (IDS, DDS, and ADS) in four different speech situations (Storytelling, Task solving, Teaching, and Fixed sentences situations); we obtained the samples from parents whose infants were younger than 30 months of age and also had pet dog at home...
October 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056710/small-pilot-survey-on-parents-perception-of-the-relationship-between-children-and-pets
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Natalia Russo, Diana Vergnano, Domenico Bergero, Liviana Prola
Since companion animals are taking on more important roles in family life, the aim of this study was to evaluate the perception of parents about the relationship between their children and pets. A number of parents were asked to fill in a questionnaire; the principal topics were: pet ownership, pet care, relationship between pets and children, and sources of information about pet management. Eighty-two parents completed the survey; 71.4% of them already had pets before having children; pet care and health has emerged to be rather important, since 96...
October 16, 2017: Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050119/-feasibility-of-domestic-18-f-dopa-pet-ct-scanning-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-pancreatic-lesions-in-children-with-hyperinsulinemic-hypoglycemia
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M Y Zhang, J J Ge, Z Pei, K R Dong, L Chen, X Wang, Z W Zhang, X J Li, L Xi, R Q Cheng, G P Lu, Y H Guan, F H Luo
Objective: To study the feasibility of (18)F-fluoro-L-dihydroxyphenylalanine positron emission tomography/Computed tomography ((18)F-DOPA PET/CT) scanning in the localization and differential diagnosing of focal versus diffuse form of pancreas lesions in patients with hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia (HH). Method: Twenty-four patients were diagnosed with HH between January, 2016 and February, 2017 in the Department of Pediatric Endocrinology and Inherited Metabolic Diseases, Children's Hospital of Fudan University using an integrated clinical and biochemical diagnostic protocol, domestic (18)F-DOPA PET/CT imaging technique were applied after MRI and ultrasound failed to detect pancreas lesions...
October 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047167/the-association-between-an-genetic-risk-score-for-allergy-and-the-risk-of-developing-allergies-in-childhood-results-of-the-whistler-cohort
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Ali Arabkhazaeli, Fariba Ahmadizar, Maarten Leusink, Hubertus G M Arets, Jan A M Raaijmakers, Cuno S Uiterwaal, Cornelis K van der Ent, Anke-Hilse Maitland-van der Zee, Susanne J H Vijverberg
BACKGROUND: Several genetic variants have been associated with the susceptibility to allergic disease in adults, but it remains unclear whether these genetic variants are also associated with the onset of allergic disease early in life. The aim of this study was to develop a genetic risk score (GRS) for allergy based on findings in adults and study its predictive capacity for allergy in children. METHODS: A GRS was constructed based on 10 SNPs previously associated with allergies in adults...
October 19, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045264/patterns-of-failure-in-patients-with-adult-medulloblastoma-presenting-without-extraneural-metastasis
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Meriem Mokhtech, Christopher G Morris, Daniel J Indelicato, Michael S Rutenberg, Robert J Amdur
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to evaluate long-term outcomes, specifically patterns of tumor recurrence, in patients with adult medulloblastoma treated with radiotherapy. METHODS: We recorded outcomes of 28 (median age, 25 y) patients 18 years old or above with M0 to M3 medulloblastoma treated between 1971 and 2012. Among them, 61% had standard-risk disease. All received craniospinal irradiation with a posterior fossa boost. Median dose to the craniospinal axis was 36 Gy...
October 17, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022537/respiratory-comorbidity-in-south-african-children-with-atopic-dermatitis
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C L Gray, M E Levin, G Du Toit
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is an early and important step in the propagation of the allergic march, enhancing food and respiratory allergies via epicutaneous sensitisation to allergens. OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence and patterns of aeroallergen sensitisation, asthma and allergic rhinitis in South African (SA) children with AD. METHODS: This was a prospective, observational study in a paediatric university hospital in Cape Town, SA...
September 22, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992930/risk-for-zoonotic-salmonella-transmission-from-pet-reptiles-a-survey-on-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-of-reptile-owners-related-to-reptile-husbandry
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Marialaura Corrente, Giancarlo Sangiorgio, Erika Grandolfo, Livia Bodnar, Cristiana Catella, Adriana Trotta, Vito Martella, Domenico Buonavoglia
Reptiles are becoming increasingly popular as pets. Those animals are reservoirs of a wide variety of Salmonella serotypes, that may be transmitted to warm-blooded animals, including humans. Accordingly, good hygiene practices related to husbandry are important for prevention of Reptile-associated salmonellosis (RAS). A cross-sectional study was conducted among reptile owners, by administration of a detailed questionnaire. In addition, the cloacal swabs of the sampled reptiles were screened for Salmonella spp...
October 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984036/a-cross-sectional-study-of-intestinal-parasitoses-in-dogs-and-children-of-the-periurban-area-of-la-plata-buenos-aires-argentina-zoonotic-importance-and-implications-in-public-health
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P Cociancic, M L Zonta, G T Navone
A cross-sectional study was performed between school term dates 2014 and 2015 to diagnose intestinal parasites in dogs and children living with them. The socio-environmental characteristics and hygiene practices of the children were also evaluated in terms of risk factors for parasitic infection of periurban neighbourhoods of La Plata (Buenos Aires, Argentina). Serial coproparasitological samples of 78 dogs and 211 children were analysed by means of concentration and flotation techniques. Socio-environmental variables and hygiene practices of children were evaluated through semi-structured questionnaires which were answered by every family...
October 5, 2017: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975873/associations-between-asthma-and-sensitization-to-pet-or-pollen-allergens-in-young-swedish-twins-the-stoppa-study
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Cecilia Lindemalm, Björn Nordlund, Anne K Örtqvist, Cecilia Lundholm, Marianne van Hage, Tong Gong, Catarina Almqvist
BACKGROUND: An association between childhood asthma and IgE sensitization has been established, but our understanding of the genetic and environmental contribution to it is incomplete. Our aim was to estimate the associations and dose-response relationship between asthma and sensitization to airborne allergens in Swedish 9- to 14-year-old twins. Additionally, we aimed to explore the importance of familial confounding from shared genes and environment using co-twin controls. METHODS: In the STOPPA cohort, 752 same-sex twin children were screened with Phadiatop® (Thermo Fisher Scientific; Pharmacia, Uppsala, Sweden); if positive further analysis of IgE antibodies to airborne allergens of pets (cat, horse, dog), pollens (birch, timothy, mugwort), mites, and mold were performed...
October 2017: Twin Research and Human Genetics: the Official Journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972396/intranasal-nerve-growth-factor-administration-improves-cerebral-functions-in-a-child-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-a-case-report
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Antonio Chiaretti, Giorgio Conti, Benedetto Falsini, Danilo Buonsenso, Matteo Crasti, Luigi Manni, Marzia Soligo, Claudia Fantacci, Orazio Genovese, Maria Lucia Calcagni, Daniela Di Giuda, Maria Vittoria Mattoli, Fabrizio Cocciolillo, Pietro Ferrara, Antonio Ruggiero, Susanna Staccioli, Giovanna Stefania Colafati, Riccardo Riccardi
BACKGROUND: Nerve growth factor (NGF) promotes neural recovery after experimental traumatic brain injury (TBI) supporting neuronal growth, differentiation and survival of brain cells and up-regulating the neurogenesis-associated protein Doublecortin (DCX). Only a few studies reported NGF administration in paediatric patients with severe TBI. METHODS: A four-year-old boy in a persistent unresponsive wakefulness syndrome (UWS) was treated with intranasal murine NGF administration 6 months after severe TBI...
2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964285/pediatric-leukodystrophies-the-role-of-the-otolaryngologist
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Emily Kay-Rivest, Léticia Khendek, Geneviève Bernard, Sam J Daniel
BACKGROUND: Leukodystrophies consist of degenerative neurogenetic diseases often associated with comorbidities that extend beyond the neurological system. Despite their impacts on patients' quality of life and risks of complications, head and neck symptomology is poorly reported in the literature. The objective of this study was to identify and quantify the main head and neck complaints among a cohort of patients diagnosed with leukodystrophies and define the role of the otolaryngologist as part of a multidisciplinary team for treating these patients...
October 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963933/functional-surgery-in-pediatric-drug-resistant-posterior-cortex-epilepsy-electro-clinical-findings-cognitive-and-seizure-outcome
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A Sierra-Marcos, M C Fournier-Del Castillo, J Álvarez-Linera, M Budke, M García-Fernández, M A Pérez-Jiménez
PURPOSE: Epilepsies originated from the occipital, parietal and/or the posterior edge of the temporal lobe are grouped together into posterior cortex epilepsy (PCE). Our objective was firstly to describe electro-clinical and imaging findings in the presurgical evaluation of children with PCE, and secondly to identify potential factors associated with surgical and cognitive outcomes. METHOD: From the total of patients referred to the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit of 'Hospital Universitario Niño Jesús' from 2003 to 2016, 55 had drug-resistant PCE...
September 22, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
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