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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236807/pediatric-tuberculosis-human-immunodeficiency-virus-co-infection-in-the-united-kingdom-highlights-the-need-for-better-therapy-monitoring-tools-a-case-report
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Dimitrios Evangelopoulos, Elizabeth Whittaker, Isobella Honeyborne, Timothy D McHugh, Nigel Klein, Delane Shingadia
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis is an infection that requires at least 6 months of chemotherapy in order to clear the bacteria from the patient's lungs. Usually, therapeutic monitoring is dependent on smear microscopy where a decline in acid-fast bacilli is observed. However, this might not be indicative of the actual decline of bacterial load and thus other tools such as culture and molecular assays are required for patient management. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we report the case of a 12-year-old Black African boy co-infected with tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus who remained smear culture positive and liquid culture negative for a prolonged period of time following chemotherapy...
February 26, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226627/a-novel-method-of-eeg-data-acquisition-feature-extraction-and-feature-space-creation-for-early-detection-of-epileptic-seizures
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Sylvia Bugeja, Lalit Garg, Eliazar E Audu, Sylvia Bugeja, Lalit Garg, Eliazar E Audu, Eliazar E Audu, Lalit Garg, Sylvia Bugeja
In this paper we describe a simple and very fast method of data acquisition, feature extraction and feature space creation for epileptic seizure detection. The scalp electroencephalogram (EEG) dataset [1, 2] collected at the Children's Hospital Boston from 22 pediatric patients having 192 intractable seizures (available as CHB-MIT database) is used to assess this simple approach against existing ones [1, 3], with very positive results reaching up to 99.48% Sensitivity.
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222035/nutritional-status-and-metabolic-profile-in-neurologically-impaired-pediatric-surgical-patients
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Gloria Pelizzo, Valeria Calcaterra, Veronica Carlini, Mario Fusillo, Matteo Manuelli, Catherine Klersy, Noemi Pasqua, Elona Luka, Riccardo Albertini, Mara De Amici, Hellas Cena
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is reported in pediatric neuromotor disability and impacts the child's health. We described the nutritional and metabolic status in neurologically impaired (NI) children undergoing surgery. METHODS: Anthropometry, body composition, hormonal and nutritional evaluations were performed in 44 NI subjects (13.7±8.0 years). Energy needs were calculated by Krick's formula. Metabolic syndrome (MS) was defined applying the following criteria (≥3 defined MS): fasting blood glucose >100 mg/dL and/or homeostasis model assessment for insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) >97...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221822/clinical-characteristics-and-spatial-distribution-of-visceral-leishmaniasis-in-children-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-state-an-emerging-focus-of-visceral-leishmaniasis-in-brazil
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Patricia Rodrigues Naufal Spir, Luiz Euribel Prestes-Carneiro, Elivelton Silva Fonseca, Aline Dayse, Rogério Giuffrida, Lourdes Aparecida Zampieri D'Andrea
BACKGROUND: Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is an emerging zoonosis, and Brazil harbors about 90% of those infected in Latin America. Since 1998, the disease has been spreading quickly in São Paulo state, and the western region is considered an emerging focus of VL in Brazil. Our aim was to evaluate the clinical characteristics and spatial distribution of VL in children referred to a public tertiary hospital located in the western region of São Paulo state, Brazil. METHODS: Medical records of children up to 18 years of age who were diagnosed with VL between January 2006 and December 2010 were reviewed...
February 21, 2017: Pathogens and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210840/dietary-sources-of-energy-and-nutrient-intake-among-children-and-adolescents-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Wen Chen, Kirstie Ducharme-Smith, Laura Davis, Wun Fung Hui, Bradley A Warady, Susan L Furth, Alison G Abraham, Aisha Betoko
BACKGROUND: Our purpose was to identify the main food contributors to energy and nutrient intake in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: In this cross-sectional study of dietary intake assessed using Food Frequency Questionnaires (FFQ) in the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) cohort study, we estimated energy and nutrient intake and identified the primary contributing foods within this population. RESULTS: Completed FFQs were available for 658 children...
February 16, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206886/guideline-for-monitoring-and-management-of-pediatric-patients-before-during-and-after-sedation-for-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-procedures-update-2016
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The safe sedation of children for procedures requires a systematic approach that includes the following: no administration of sedating medication without the safety net of medical/dental supervision, careful presedation evaluation for underlying medical or surgical conditions that would place the child at increased risk from sedating medications, appropriate fasting for elective procedures and a balance between the depth of sedation and risk for those who are unable to fast because of the urgent nature of the procedure, a focused airway examination for large (kissing) tonsils or anatomic airway abnormalities that might increase thepotential for airway obstruction, a clear understanding of the medication's pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic effects and drug interactions, appropriate training and skills in airway management to allow rescue of the patient, age- and size-appropriate equipment for airway management and venous access, appropriate medications and reversal agents, sufficient numbers of staff to both carry out the procedure and monitor the patient, appropriate physiologic monitoring during and after the procedure, a properly equipped and staffed recovery area, recovery to the presedation level of consciousness before discharge from medical/dental supervision, and appropriate discharge instructions...
October 15, 2016: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203453/association-of-osteoprotegerin-with-obesity-insulin-resistance-and-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-children
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Meltem Erol, Ozlem Bostan Gayret, Hikmet Tekin Nacaroglu, Ozgul Yigit, Oguzhan Zengi, Mehmet Salih Akkurt, Mehmet Tasdemir
BACKGROUND: Osteoprotegerin (OPG) is a member of the tumor necrosis factor superfamily. Reduced OPG levels are related to obesity, insulin resistance, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between OPG levels, obesity, insulin resistance, and NAFLD in pediatric patients. METHODS: This was a prospective, cross-sectional, controlled study that was conducted in the department of pediatrics at Bagcilar training and research hospital in Istanbul, Turkey, between April and August 2015...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193268/adipokines-insulin-resistance-and-adiposity-as-a-predictors-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-child-survivors-of-lymphoma-and-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-of-a-developing-country
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Lourdes Barbosa-Cortés, Mardia López-Alarcón, Juan Manuel Mejía-Aranguré, Miguel Klünder-Klünder, María Del Carmen Rodríguez-Zepeda, Hugo Rivera-Márquez, Alan de la Vega-Martínez, Jorge Martin-Trejo, Juan Shum-Luis, Karina Solis-Labastida, Enrique López-Aguilar, Guadalupe Matute-González, Roberto Bernaldez-Rios
BACKGROUND: There is a growing body of evidence indicating that pediatric survivors of cancer are at a greater risk of developing metabolic syndrome. This study evaluated some probable predictors of metabolic syndrome (MS), such as leptin and adiponectin concentrations, the leptin/adiponectin ratio, insulin resistance, and adiposity, in a sample of child survivors of lymphoma and leukemia in Mexico City. METHODS: Fifty two children (leukemia n = 26, lymphoma n = 26), who were within the first 5 years after cessation of therapy, were considered as eligible to participate in the study...
February 13, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183716/endothelial-dysfunction-in-children-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-is-associated-with-elevated-lipoprotein-associated-phospholipase-a2-plasma-activity-levels
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Leila Kheirandish-Gozal, Mona F Philby, Zhuanghong Qiao, Abdelnaby Khalyfa, David Gozal
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a highly prevalent condition, especially in obese children, and has been associated with increased risk for endothelial dysfunction and dislipidemia, which are precursors of atherosclerosis. Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) is recognized as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular risk and atheromatous plaque activity. We hypothesized that Lp-PLA2 levels would be elevated in children with OSA, particularly among obese children who also manifest evidence of endothelial dysfunction...
February 9, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169956/thoracic-spine-growth-re-visited-how-accurate-is-the-dimeglio-data
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Ozgur Dede, Kadir Büyükdoğan, Halil Gökhan Demirkran, Erhan Akpnar
STUDY DESIGN: Cross Sectional Descriptive Study OBJECTIVE.: To describe the normal rate pattern of thoracic spine growth in children without any spinal deformity. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The knowledge of thoracic spine growth and height is important for growing spine treatment and the decision of final fusion. Currently pediatric spinal deformity is approached as early onset and late onset with an understanding of the fast growth during the first five years of life...
February 6, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148326/training-residents-fellows-in-paediatric-cardiology-the-emory-experience
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Robert M Campbell
Pediatric cardiology fellowship is a very busy time, with new responsibilities, new knowledge, new technology and fast pace. Above and beyond the science and art of pediatric cardiology, we emphasize that our cardiology fellows are in the middle of the "people business", with additional roles and responsibilities as they serve their patients and communities. This manuscript provides insight into these opportunities for our pediatric cardiac professionals.
December 2016: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141852/imaging-of-pediatric-great-vessel-stents-computed-tomography-or-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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A M den Harder, D Suchá, R W van Hamersvelt, R P J Budde, P A de Jong, A M R Schilham, C Bos, J M P J Breur, T Leiner
BACKGROUND: Complications might occur after great vessel stent implantation in children. Therefore follow-up using imaging is warranted. PURPOSE: To determine the optimal imaging modality for the assessment of stents used to treat great vessel obstructions in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Five different large vessel stents were evaluated in an in-vitro setting. All stents were expanded to the maximal vendor recommended diameter (20mm; n = 4 or 10mm; n = 1), placed in an anthropomorphic chest phantom and imaged with a 256-slice CT-scanner...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141791/former-very-preterm-infants-show-alterations-in-plasma-amino-acid-profiles-at-a-preschool-age
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Anna Posod, Susanne Müller, Irena Odri Komazec, Daniel Dejaco, Ulrike Pupp Peglow, Elke Griesmaier, Sabine Scholl-Bürgi, Daniela Karall, Ursula Kiechl-Kohlendorfer
BACKGROUND: Amino acid analysis is a valuable tool for cardiovascular risk assessment. Preterm infants display plasma amino acid changes in the newborn period. Whether these changes persist is unknown to date. The aim of the present study was to assess whether former very preterm infants (VPI) show alterations in amino acid patterns indicative of an unfavorable cardiovascular risk profile at a preschool age. METHODS: Five- to seven-year-old children born at term or <32 weeks' gestation (VPI) were included in the study...
January 31, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141731/growth-and-documentation-deficits-where-to-start-in-helping-families
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Wilhelmina Hernandez, Deborah A Frank, Samantha Morton, Carmen Palacios, Marilyn Augustyn
Pedro is a 2-year 7-month-old boy who was presented for the first time after a visit to a local emergency room (ER) for diarrhea. At the time of his birth, his undocumented mother, Clara, was 20 years old, uninsured, and with limited English proficiency living approximately 400 miles south of our practice in a different state. Although she had been brought to the United States as a child, she had never finished high school. Pedro was born what mother thought was full-term at his parent's home, where a lay midwife assisted during the delivery...
February 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141730/-footprints-in-the-bathroom-the-role-of-spirituality-in-patient-diagnosis
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Veronica Meneses, Douglas Vanderbilt, Linda Barnes, Marilyn Augustyn
Lucy is a 12-year-old Latina whose mother brought her to the pediatric clinic for help with her anxiety symptoms, "hearing voices," and episodes of "spacing out." Lucy did not cry at birth secondary to vocal cord paralysis and still has the tracheostomy performed at a few days of life. In addition to her neonatal intensive care unit stay, she has been hospitalized for pneumonia. Her mother says she is "sickly" and has a weak immune system due to her asthma symptoms. Lucy also experiences somatic complaints related to gastroesophageal reflux and constipation...
February 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135043/household-proximity-to-water-and-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-in-children-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Jennifer M Bouso, James J Burns, Raid Amin, Floyd R Livingston, Okan Elidemir
BACKGROUND: Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) have a particular affinity for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Recent studies suggest a possible relationship between acquiring NTM and the level of environmental water in a given area. We sought to determine if there is an association between household proximity to water and NTM in children with CF. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An IRB-approved retrospective chart review was completed on 150 children with CF in Florida...
January 30, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118644/the-gender-association-of-the-sirt1-rs7895833-polymorphism-with-pediatric-obesity-a-3-year-panel-study
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Myoungsook Lee, Serim Choi, Yunkyoung Lee, Hyun-Hee Oh
OBJECTIVES: Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1), a longevity-associated gene, has pleiotropic functions. We investigated whether SIRT1 variation is associated with pediatric obesity. METHODS: During 3 years of follow-up of 219 children (101 boys, 118 girls) aged 8 or 9 years at baseline, obesity parameters such as anthropometrics, plasma lipid and insulin resistance profiles, and nutrient intakes were analyzed with regard to 3 genotypes of SIRT1 rs7895833 (GG, GA, and AA). RESULTS: The prevalence of obesity including overweight had increased from 18...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117098/perinatal-testicular-torsion-ultrasound-assessment-and-differential-diagnosis
#18
C Sangüesa Nebot, R Llorens Salvador, S Picó Aliaga, E Garcés Iñigo
Perinatal testicular torsion, defined as torsion occurring in the prenatal period or in the first month after birth, accounts for 10% of all cases of testicular torsion in pediatric patients. Most are extravaginal, and intravaginal torsion is rare. Its management is controversial, due to the low viability of the testis and the possibility of bilateral torsion. Ultrasonography is the method of choice to study testicular torsion. Combining B-mode and power Doppler imaging facilitates a fast reliable diagnosis...
January 20, 2017: Radiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105858/hplc-ms-ms-method-for-dexmedetomidine-quantification-with-design-of-experiments-approach-application-to-pediatric-pharmacokinetic-study
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Oliwia Szerkus, Wiktoria Struck-Lewicka, Marta Kordalewska, Ewa Bartosińska, Renata Bujak, Agnieszka Borsuk, Agnieszka Bienert, Alicja Bartkowska-Śniatkowska, Justyna Warzybok, Paweł Wiczling, Antoni Nasal, Roman Kaliszan, Michał Jan Markuszewski, Danuta Siluk
AIM: The purpose of this work was to develop and validate a rapid and robust LC-MS/MS method for the determination of dexmedetomidine (DEX) in plasma, suitable for analysis of a large number of samples. METHOD: Systematic approach, Design of Experiments, was applied to optimize ESI source parameters and to evaluate method robustness, therefore, a rapid, stable and cost-effective assay was developed. The method was validated according to US FDA guidelines. LLOQ was determined at 5 pg/ml...
February 2017: Bioanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101933/associations-of-common-variants-in-the-slc16a11-tcf7l2-and-abca1-genes-with-pediatric-onset-type-2-diabetes-and-related-glycemic-traits-in-families-a-case-control-and-case-parent-trio-study
#20
América L Miranda-Lora, Miguel Cruz, Mario Molina-Díaz, Jorge Gutiérrez, Samuel Flores-Huerta, Miguel Klünder-Klünder
BACKGROUND: There is evidence of associations of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and related glycemic traits in adults, but there is a little information about such associations in youths. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the associations of SNPs in the TCF7L2, SLC16A11, and ABCA1 genes with T2D and related glycemic traits in Mexican children and adolescents. SUBJECTS: A total of 99 families with children with T2D (n = 327) and 83 families with children without the disease (n = 212)...
January 19, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
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