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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329120/sleep-wake-disturbances-after-traumatic-brain-injury-synthesis-of-human-and-animal-studies
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Danielle K Sandsmark, Jonathan E Elliott, Miranda M Lim
Sleep-wake disturbances following traumatic brain injury (TBI) are increasingly recognized as a serious consequence following injury and as a barrier to recovery. Injury-induced sleep-wake disturbances can persist for years, often impairing quality of life. Recently, there has been a nearly exponential increase in the number of primary research articles published on the pathophysiology and mechanisms underlying sleep-wake disturbances after TBI, both in animal models and human subjects, including in the pediatric population...
March 17, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328807/associations-of-il-4-il-6-and-il-12-levels-in-peripheral-blood-with-lung-function-cellular-immune-function-and-quality-of-life-in-children-with-moderate-to-severe-asthma
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Ai-Hua Cui, Jing Zhao, Shu-Xiang Liu, Ying-Shuang Hao
BACKGROUND: Pediatric asthma has gained increasing concerns with poorly understood pathogenesis. The purpose of this study was to explore the associations of interleukin-4 (IL-4), IL-6, and IL-12 levels in peripheral blood (PB) with lung function, cellular immune function, and children's quality of life (QOL) with moderate-to-severe asthma. METHODS: A total of 1158 children with moderate-to-severe asthma (the experimental group) and 1075 healthy children (the control group) were recruited for our study...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326849/long-term-efficacy-and-safety-of-prophylaxis-with-rfviii-in-chinese-pediatric-patients-with-hemophilia-a-a-multi-center-retrospective-non-interventional-phase-iv-recare-study
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Changgang Li, Xinsheng Zhang, Yongqiang Zhao, Runhui Wu, Qun Hu, Vicky Xu, Jing Sun, Renchi Yang, Xiaojing Li, Rongfu Zhou, Shinmei Lian, Jian Gu, Junde Wu, Qingsong Hou
BACKGROUND: The first recombinant factor VIII (rFVIII) product was launched in China in 2007. However, till date, no study has been conducted to describe the efficacy and safety of prophylaxis with rFVIII in Chinese pediatric patients with hemophilia A (HA). OBJECTIVE: To summarize the efficacy and safety data of prophylaxis with rFVIII in Chinese pediatric patients with HA. METHODS: ReCARE (Retrospective study in Chinese pediatric hemophilia A patients with rFVIII contained regular prophylaxis) was a retrospective study conducted in 12 hemophilia treatment centers (HTC's) across China...
March 22, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323645/pediatric-multiple-sclerosis
#4
Anusha K Yeshokumar, Sona Narula, Brenda Banwell
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review discusses the epidemiologic factors involved in the pathogenesis of pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS), which have been the focus of numerous studies in the last several years. We also review the clinical features (including diagnostic evaluation and differential diagnosis) of, treatment approach to, and prognosis of pediatric MS. RECENT FINDINGS: Up to 10% of patients with MS have their initial demyelinating before the age of 18 years...
March 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322074/speaking-a-different-language
#5
Anne G Ciriello, Zoelle B Dizon, Tessie W October
BACKGROUND: Family conferences in the pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) often include palliative care (PC) providers. We do not know how ICU communication differs when the PC team is present. AIM: To compare language used by PC team and ICU physicians during family conferences. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort review of ICU family conferences with and without the PC team. SETTING: Forty-four bed pediatric ICU in a tertiary medical center...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318759/asthma-education-taught-by-physical-education-teachers-at-grade-schools-a-randomised-cluster-trial
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M Praena-Crespo, N Aquino-Llinares, J C Fernández-Truan, L Castro-Gómez, C Segovia-Ferrera
OBJECTIVE: Assess whether the Asthma, Sport and Health (ASAH) programme taught by teachers improves asthmatics' quality of life, asthma knowledge, and reduces school absenteeism. DESIGN: Randomised cluster trial parallel group. PARTICIPANTS: 2293 students (203 asthmatic) in the Intervention School group (IS) and 2214 in the Comparison School (CS) (224 asthmatic) belonging to primary school. INTERVENTION: Implementation of the educational programme "Asthma, Sport and Health" at grade schools, taught by physical education teachers...
March 15, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303273/practice-patterns-of-speech-language-pathologists-in-pediatric-vocal-health
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Naomi A Hartley, Maia Braden, Susan L Thibeault
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate current practices of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in the management of pediatric vocal health, with specific analysis of the influence of clinical specialty and workplace setting on management approaches. Method: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association-certified clinicians providing services within the United States (1%-100% voice caseload) completed an anonymous online survey detailing clinician demographics; employment location and service delivery models; approaches to continuing professional development; and specifics of case management, including assessment, treatment, and discharge procedures...
March 16, 2017: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302390/matching-pairs-difficulty-in-children-with-spinal-muscular-atrophy-type-i
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Graziela Jorge Polido, Alessandra Ferreira Barbosa, Carlos Hitoshi Morimoto, Fátima Aparecida Caromano, Francis Meire Favero, Edmar Zanoteli, Umbertina Conti Reed, Mariana Callil Voos
This study aimed to investigate the performance on pair-matching tasks in children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I (SMA-I) and the relationship between this performance and motor function, functional independence and quality of life. SMA-I (n = 12; 6.0 ± 2.3 yrs; 9 boys, 3 girls) and control sex-, age-matched children (n = 12; 6.2 ± 2.6 yrs) performed four pair-matching figure, number and letter tasks. The eye tracker detected eye movements. SMA-I children were assessed with CHOP INTEND, Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory, and Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory...
February 15, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301859/brief-telephone-delivered-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-targeted-to-parents-of-children-with-functional-abdominal-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Rona L Levy, Shelby L Langer, Miranda A L van Tilburg, Joan M Romano, Tasha B Murphy, Lynn S Walker, Lloyd A Mancl, Robyn L Claar, Melissa M DuPen, William E Whitehead, Bisher Abdullah, Kimberly S Swanson, Melissa D Baker, Susan A Stoner, Dennis L Christie, Andrew D Feld
Pediatric functional abdominal pain disorders (FAPDs) are associated with increased health care utilization, school absences, and poor quality of life (QoL). Cost-effective and accessible interventions are needed. This multisite study tested the effects of a 3-session cognitive behavioral intervention delivered to parents, in-person or remotely, on the primary outcome of pain severity and secondary outcomes (process measures) of parental solicitousness, pain beliefs, catastrophizing, and child-reported coping...
April 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300937/analysis-of-voice-related-quality-of-life-in-children
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Bárbara Oliveira Souza, Raquel Buzelin Nunes, Amélia Augusta de Lima Friche, Ana Cristina Côrtes Gama
Purpose: To analyze the voice-related quality of life of children with dysphonia and without voice disorders in a population sample of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. Methods: Study participants were 420 children, 98 with dysphonia and 322 without voice disorders, aged six to 10 years, enrolled in public and private elementary schools. The random sample was divided into two groups: dysphonic children (study group - SG) and children without vocal disorders (control group - CG)...
March 13, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299791/prospective-pilot-study-of-the-mastering-each-new-direction-psychosocial-family-systems-program-for-pediatric-chronic-illness
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Brian Distelberg, Daniel Tapanes, Natacha D Emerson, Whitney N Brown, Deepti Vaswani, Jackie Williams-Reade, Ara M Anspikian, Susanne Montgomery
Psychosocial interventions for pediatric chronic illness (CI) have been shown to support health management. Interventions that include a family systems approach offer potentially stronger and more sustainable improvements. This study explores the biopsychosocial benefits of a novel family systems psychosocial intervention (MEND: Mastering Each New Direction). Forty-five families participated in a 21-session intensive outpatient family systems-based program for pediatric CI. Within this single arm design, families were measured on five domains of Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQL) self-report measures; Stress, Cognitive Functioning, Mental Health, Child HRQL, Family Functioning...
March 15, 2017: Family Process
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299759/optimizing-the-benefit-of-cns-radiation-therapy-in-the-pediatric-population-part-2-novel-methods-of-radiation-delivery
#12
REVIEW
Lindsay S Rowe, Andra V Krauze, Holly Ning, Kevin A Camphausen, Aradhana Kaushal
Newer approaches in the field of radiation therapy have raised the bar in the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) malignancies, with recognized advances that have aimed to increase the therapeutic index by improving conformality of the radiation dose to the planned target volume. Beyond these advances, the continued evolution of more effective systems for delivery of radiation to the CNS may offer further benefit not only to adults but also to pediatric patients, a cohort of the population that may be more sensitive to the long-term effects of radiation...
March 15, 2017: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299754/optimizing-the-benefit-of-cns-radiation-therapy-in-the-pediatric-population-part-1-understanding-and-managing-acute-and-late-toxicities
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REVIEW
Lindsay S Rowe, Andra V Krauze, Holly Ning, Kevin A Camphausen, Aradhana Kaushal
Radiation therapy continues to be a key component in the management of pediatric malignancies. Increasing the likelihood of cure while minimizing late treatment toxicity in these young patients remains the primary goal. Within the realm of central nervous system neoplasms, efforts to further improve the efficacy of radiation therapy continue, while balancing risks of damage to uninvolved tissue. Radiation therapy can result in second malignancies, as well as cerebrovascular, neurotoxic, neurocognitive, endocrine, psychosocial, and quality-of-life effects...
March 15, 2017: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298278/pediatric-celiac-disease-follow-up-in-the-spotlight
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REVIEW
Francesco Valitutti, Chiara Maria Trovato, Monica Montuori, Salvatore Cucchiara
The follow-up of celiac disease (CD) is challenging due to the scarcity of published data and the lack of standardized evidence-based protocols. The worldwide frequency and methods of CD follow-up appear to be heavily influenced by expert opinions of the individual physicians who assess children with CD. The aim of this review was to summarize the available studies on CD follow-up in children. We conducted a literature search with the use of PubMed, Medline, and Embase (from 1900 to 15 December 2016) for terms relevant to this review, including CD, follow-up, dietary adherence or dietary compliance, nutrition, comorbidities, complications, and quality of life...
March 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296718/qualitative-methods-in-the-development-of-a-bilingual-and-bicultural-quality-of-life-outcomes-measure-for-pediatric-patients-with-craniofacial-conditions
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Viridiana Juarez Tapia, Julia Helene Drizin, Cecilia Dalle Ore, Marcelo Nieto, Yajahira Romero, Sandra Magallon, Rohith Nayak, Alicia Sigler, Vanessa Malcarne, Amanda Gosman
INTRODUCTION: Craniofacial surgeons treat patients with diverse craniofacial conditions (CFCs). Yet, little is known about the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) impact of diverse CFCs. Currently, there are no suitable instruments that measure the HRQoL of patients with diverse CFCs from the perspective of children and parents. The objective of this study was to develop the items and support the content validity of a comprehensive patient and parent-reported outcomes measure. METHODS: An iterative process consisting of a systematic literature review, expert opinion and in-depth interviews with patients and parents of patients with diverse CFCs was used...
March 14, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296130/determinants-of-quality-of-life-outcomes-for-survivors-of-pediatric-brain-tumors
#16
Maru Barrera, Eshetu G Atenafu, Fiona Schulte, Ute Bartels, Lillian Sung, Laura Janzen, Joanna Chung, Danielle Cataudella, Kelly Hancock, Amani Saleh, Douglas Strother, Dina McConnell, Andrea Downie, Juliette Hukin, Shayna Zelcer
INTRODUCTION: To describe the quality of life (QOL) of pediatric brain tumor survivors (PBTSs) prospectively and to identify potential medical, personal and family contextual factors associated with QOL. METHODS: Ninety-one PBTSs (8-16 years) who were off treatment and attending a regular classroom participated. Self- and caregiver-proxy-reported on QOL at baseline, 2 and 8 months. At baseline, cognitive, executive function, attention and memory, medical and demographics information were attained...
March 10, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295952/long-term-outcomes-of-living-related-small-intestinal-transplantation-in-children-a-single-center-experience
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Sandra Garcia Aroz, Ivo Tzvetanov, Elizabeth Anne Hetterman, Hoonbae Jeon, Jose Oberholzer, Giuliano Testa, Eunice John, Enrico Benedetti
Pediatric patients with irreversible intestinal failure present a significant challenge to meet the nutritional needs that promote growth. From 2002 to 2013, 13 living-related small intestinal transplantations were performed in 10 children, with a median age of 18 months. Grafts included isolated living-related intestinal transplantation (n=7), and living-related liver and small intestine (n=6). The immunosuppression protocol consisted of induction with thymoglobulin and maintenance therapy with tacrolimus and steroids...
March 12, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292409/therapeutic-options-to-treat-pediatric-obesity
#18
REVIEW
Allen F Browne
Obesity in children and adolescents is a severe health, psychosocial, and economic problem. Treatment of obesity should be based on the physiology, biochemistry, and genetics of the disease. Treatment is designed to prevent the comorbidities of obesity and allow a healthy, high-quality, and productive life. Treatment is based on healthy living and usually involves tools such as pharmacotherapy, medical device therapy, and bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery is not acceptable to most patients, parents, primary care providers, and payers...
April 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290258/parent-reports-of-health-related-quality-of-life-and-heart-failure-severity-score-independently-predict-outcome-in-children-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Susanna L den Boer, Sara J Baart, Marijke H van der Meulen, Gabriëlle G van Iperen, Ad P Backx, Arend D Ten Harkel, Lukas A Rammeloo, Gideon J du Marchie Sarvaas, Ronald B Tanke, Willem A Helbing, Elisabeth M Utens, Michiel Dalinghaus
BACKGROUND: Dilated cardiomyopathy in children causes heart failure and has a poor prognosis. Health-related quality of life in this patient group is unknown. Moreover, results may provide detailed information of parents' sense of their child's functioning. We hypothesised that health-related quality of life, as rated by parents, and the paediatric heart failure score, as assessed by physicians, have both predictive value on outcome. Methods and results In this prospective study, health-related quality of life was assessed by parent reports: the Infant Toddler Quality of Life questionnaire (0-4 years) or Child Health Questionnaire-Parent Form 50 (4-18 years) at 3-6-month intervals...
March 14, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289431/management-issues-of-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-during-the-transition-from-pediatric-to-adult-care
#20
REVIEW
Jin-Ho Choi, Han-Wook Yoo
Steroid 21-hydroxylase deficiency is the most prevalent form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), accounting for approximately 95% of cases. With the advent of newborn screening and hormone replacement therapy, most children with CAH survive into adulthood. Adolescents and adults with CAH experience a number of complications, including short stature, obesity, infertility, tumor, osteoporosis, and reduced quality of life. Transition from pediatric to adult care and management of long-term complications are challenging for both patients and health-care providers...
February 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
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