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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672608/psychosocial-interventions-for-rehabilitation-and-reintegration-into-daily-life-of-pediatric-cancer-survivors-and-their-families-a-systematic-review
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Mona Leandra Peikert, Laura Inhestern, Corinna Bergelt
BACKGROUND: The survival rate of childhood cancer patients increased over the past decades. However, even after successful treatment the transition back to normalcy is often a major challenge for the whole family. Therefore, this study aims to provide an overview of psychosocial interventions for childhood cancer survivors and their families in the first years after the end of cancer treatment. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review following the PRISMA Checklist (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses; PROSPERO registration number: CRD42017059782)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672191/knowledge-and-beliefs-about-oncofertility-and-associations-with-quality-of-life-among-adolescent-and-young-adult-survivors-of-pediatric-cancer
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Andrea C Johnson, Darren Mays, Kathryn Rehberg, Aziza Shad, Kenneth P Tercyak
PURPOSE: Adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors experience fertility and childrearing challenges in adulthood, but there is limited evidence on awareness, beliefs, and concerns about oncofertility in this population, needs for supportive resources, and associations with quality of life (QoL). METHODS: Participants were 69 AYAs aged 12-25 who were diagnosed with cancer at age 18 years or younger and ≥1 year cancer free, recruited from childhood cancer clinical records and support organizations...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671836/children-s-experience-of-symptoms-narratives-through-words-and-images
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REVIEW
Barbara M Sourkes
Children who live with a complex chronic or life-threatening illness face extraordinary challenges. Whether they are receiving disease-oriented treatment (aimed at potential cure or prolongation of life) or palliative treatment-or both concurrently-our challenge is to enhance their comfort and minimize their distress. Symptom management is thus a critical component of pediatric palliative care. Symptoms may be either physical or psychological in nature (or a confluence of both) and their effective management has a direct impact on the child's quality of life...
April 19, 2018: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671293/surgical-treatment-for-refractory-epilepsy
#4
Johannes Herta, Christian Dorfer
The goal of any epilepsy surgery is to improve patient ́s quality of life by achieving seizure freedom or by reducing the frequency of severely debilitating seizures. To achieve this goal, non-invasive and invasive diagnostic methods must precisely delineate the epileptogenic zone (EZ), which is defined as the area that needs to be resected to obtain seizure freedom. At the same time, the correct identification of eloquent brain areas is inevitable to avoid new neurological deficits from surgery. In recent years, the technical advances in diagnostics have enabled us to achieve these goals in an increasing number of cases...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669337/search-for-a-novel-allergen-in-hen-s-egg-allergy-using-an-ige-immunoblotting-assay
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Kazuyuki Sogawa, Yuria Takahashi, Yui Shibata, Mamoru Satoh, Yoshio Kodera, Fumio Nomura, Toshio Tanaka, Hironori Sato, Fumiya Yamaide, Taiji Nakano, Kazuhiko Iwahashi, Yoshiko Sugita-Konishi, Akinori Shimada, Naoki Shimojo
BACKGROUND: Food allergy is a serious health issue affecting roughly 4% of children, with a substantial effect on quality of life. Chicken egg allergy is frequently observed in infants. Therefore, some of them have to exclude hen's eggs from their daily diet to avoid allergenic symptoms. Hen's egg is composed of 2 soluble parts; one is egg white, which has been characterized as the major source of allergenicity, while the other is egg yolk, which is estimated as a miner source. Only 2 allergens from egg yolk, α-livetin (Gal d 5) and YGP42 (Gal d 6), have been described to date...
April 18, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664508/oral-self-mutilation-in-lesch-nyhan-syndrome-case-report
#6
Andrés Campolo González, Alex Vargas Díaz, Daniel Fontboté Riesco, Marta Hernández Chávez
INTRODUCTION: Lesch-Nyhan syndrome (LNS) is an inherited recessive X-related disorder caused by the deficiency of the enzyme hypoxanthin-guanine phosphorribosyl transferase (HPRT). Compul sive self-mutilation and dystonia occurs before the first year of age and is expressed by persistent bites on the oral mucosa, lips, tongue, fingers, and shoulders. The dental intervention performed on most of these patients is multiple tooth extraction to prevent serious secondary lesions. OBJECTIVE: To present a clinical case of LNS and describe pediatric dentistry management in patients with self-mutilating behavior...
February 2018: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663569/spiritual-and-religious-coping-and-depression-among-family-caregivers-of-pediatric-cancer-patients-in-latin-america
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Luciano Magalhães Vitorino, Luís Carlos Lopes-Júnior, Gabriela Hernandes de Oliveira, Mariane Tenaglia, Andressa Brunheroto, Paulo José Oliveira Cortez, Giancarlo Lucchetti
OBJECTIVE: Several studies have shown that spiritual/religious beliefs are associated with mental health and quality of life. However, so far, no study assessed the relationship between spiritual/religious coping (SRC) and depressive symptoms in family caregivers (FCs) of pediatric cancer patients, particularly in Latin America. This study aimed to investigate whether Positive and Negative SRC strategies are associated with depressive symptoms in FCs of pediatric cancer patients in Brazil...
April 16, 2018: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662516/adolescent-and-young-adult-testicular-germ-cell-tumors-special-considerations
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REVIEW
Amanda F Saltzman, Nicholas G Cost
While testicular germ cell tumors (T-GCTs) make up only 0.5% of pediatric malignancies and less than 2% of adult malignancies, they comprise 14% of adolescent malignancies, making it the most common solid tumor in this age group. The transition in incidence at this age is also accompanied by a transition in tumor histology with adolescents having mostly pure embryonal carcinoma and mixed nonseminomatous germ cell tumors. Similar to T-GCTs of all ages, surgical excision with orchiectomy is the standard initial step in treatment...
2018: Advances in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661126/gnao1-mutation-induced-pediatric-dystonic-storm-rescue-with-pallidal-deep-brain-stimulation
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C Michael Honey, Armaan K Malhotra, Maja Tarailo-Graovac, Clara D M van Karnebeek, Gabriella Horvath, Adi Sulistyanto
Dystonic storm or status dystonicus is a life-threatening hyperkinetic movement disorder with biochemical alterations due to the excessive muscle contractions. The medical management can require pediatric intensive care unit admission and a combination of medications while the underlying trigger is managed. Severe cases may require general anesthesia and paralytic agents with intubation and may relapse when these drugs are weaned. Deep brain stimulation of the globus pallidum has been reported to terminate dystonic storm in several pediatric cases...
May 2018: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660436/in-vitro-study-of-doxorubicin-induced-oxidative-stress-in-spermatogonia-and-immature-sertoli-cells
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Amélie R Tremblay, Geraldine Delbes
Pediatric chemotherapy treatments can impair long-term male fertility. Unfortunately, no fertility preservation solution is available for pre-pubertal boys. Studies suggest that doxorubicin, used against pediatric cancers, induces oxidative stress in the testis. However, the targeted testicular cell types remain unknown. The goal of this study was to determine whether doxorubicin can induce oxidative stress in rat spermatogonia (GC-6Spg) and immature Sertoli (Ser-W3) cell lines, and to assess their protection by antioxidants...
April 13, 2018: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659914/cognitive-abilities-moderate-the-effect-of-disease-severity-on-health-related-quality-of-life-in-pediatric-sickle-cell-disease
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Steven J Hardy, Sarah E Bills, Shane M Wise, Kristina K Hardy
Objective: Complications that can arise from sickle cell disease (SCD) have the potential to negatively affect health-related quality of life (HRQL). SCD manifests in varying degrees of severity, but effects on HRQL are not uniform. Cognitive abilities influence HRQL in other pediatric groups, potentially through variability in treatment adherence and psychological coping. This study examined the effect of SCD severity on HRQL and explored cognitive abilities as a moderator of this relationship...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658754/family-rituals-in-pediatric-epilepsy-links-to-parental-competence-and-adaptation
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Teresa P Mendes, Carla A Crespo, Joan K Austin
This cross-sectional study examined the associations between family ritual meaning and 3 indicators of parental adaptation (anxious and depressive symptoms and quality of life) via 2 dimensions of parental competence-satisfaction and efficacy-in parents of children with epilepsy. Two hundred Portuguese parents of children diagnosed with epilepsy for at least 6 months completed self-report measures assessing the main study variables. Our results showed that when parents reported stronger family ritual meaning, they also reported higher levels of parental satisfaction and efficacy, which were in turn were associated with lower psychological distress (anxious and depressive symptoms) and better quality of life of parents...
March 2018: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656703/the-ethics-of-concurrent-care-for-children-a-social-justice-perspective
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Kim Mooney-Doyle, Jessica Keim-Malpass, Lisa C Lindley
Recent estimates indicate that over 40,000 children die annually in the United States and a majority have life-limiting conditions. Children at end of life require extensive healthcare resources, including multiple hospital readmissions and emergency room visits. Yet, many children still suffer from symptoms at end of life-including fatigue, pain, dyspnea, and anxiety-with less than 10% of these children utilizing hospice care services. A critical barrier to pediatric hospice use was the original federal regulations associated with the hospice care that required a diagnosis of 6 months to live and the discontinuation of all curative treatments...
January 1, 2018: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655517/integrating-pregnancy-prevention-into-an-hiv-counseling-and-testing-program-in-pediatric-primary-care
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Noah J Wheeler, Krishna K Upadhya, Marie-Sophie Tawe, Kathy Tomaszewski, Renata Arrington-Sanders, Arik V Marcell
PURPOSE: Certified health educator (CHE)-based HIV counseling and testing typically focus on HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention only. A quality improvement initiative examined integrating assessment of reproductive life plans, counseling about pregnancy prevention, and contraception referral into a CHE-based HIV testing program. METHODS: Between February 2014 and January 2017, in one urban pediatric primary care clinic serving patients aged 0-25, CHEs assessed sexual history, HIV risk, short-term (i...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651352/prolonged-survival-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-with-intrathecal-treatments-for-isolated-central-nervous-system-relapse
#15
Elan Gorshein, Sheila Kalathil, Mecide Gharibo
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is commonly cured when diagnosed in the pediatric population. It portends a poorer prognosis if present in adult patients. Although adults frequently achieve complete remission, relapse rates are substantial, particularly among the elderly and high-risk populations. In the absence of prophylactic intrathecal chemotherapy, more than half of patients may develop CNS involvement or relapse, which is associated with significant risk for systemic illness. This report describes a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia with repeated isolated CNS relapses...
2018: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649000/review-and-evaluation-of-patient-centered-psychosocial-assessments-for-children-with-central-precocious-puberty-or-early-puberty
#16
REVIEW
Valerie S L Williams, Ahmed M Soliman, Amy M Barrett, Karen O Klein
The objective of this study was to assess the current use of patient-centered psychosocial assessments for the evaluation of children with central precocious puberty (CPP). Studies evaluating the psychosocial impact of CPP were identified through searches of the PubMed and Cochrane Library databases, ClinicalTrials.gov, a drug prescribing information database, and regulatory websites. Studies were screened using prespecified inclusion and exclusion criteria. Potentially relevant patient-centered outcome assessments (including patient-, parent- or observer-reported measures) used in the identified studies were evaluated in detail for their relevance in CPP...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29645010/adding-patient-reported-outcomes-to-a-multisite-registry-to-quantify-quality-of-life-and-experiences-of-disease-and-treatment-for-youth-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Elissa R Weitzman, Lauren E Wisk, Parissa K Salimian, Kara M Magane, Fatma Dedeoglu, Aimee O Hersh, Yukiko Kimura, Kenneth D Mandl, Sarah Ringold, Marc Natter
Background: Children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) often have poor health-related quality of life (HRQOL) despite advances in treatment. Patient-centered research may shed light on how patient experiences of treatment and disease contribute to HRQOL, pinpointing directions for improving care and enhancing outcomes. Methods: Parent proxies of youth enrolled in the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) Registry shared patient-reported outcomes about their child's HRQOL and experiences of disease and treatment burden (pain interference, morning stiffness, history of medication side effects and methotrexate intolerance)...
2018: Journal of patient-reported outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629696/non-pharmacological-interventions-for-pediatric-cancer-patients-a-comparative-review-and-emerging-needs-in-india
#18
Sujata Satapathy, Tanuja Kaushal, Sameer Bakhshi, Rakesh Kumar Chadda
CONTEXT: Evidence-based research on psycho-oncology in last three decades lays emphasis upon the critical role of psychological services for better illness adjustment, improved quality of life, reduced distress and cognitive problems among the rapidly increasing pediatric cancer population. JUSTIFICATION: This review aims to summarize the evidence-based psychological interventions in childhood cancer over the two decades and addresses the wide gap that existed between intervention studies worldwide and India, thus highlighting the need for research and appropriate services...
March 15, 2018: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618625/getting-serious-about-the-early-life-epilepsies-lessons-from-the-world-of-pediatric-oncology
#19
REVIEW
Anne T Berg, Stewart Goldman
Early-life epilepsies represent a group of many individually rare and often complex developmental brain disorders associated with lifelong devastating consequences and high risk for early mortality. The quantity and quality of evidence needed to guide the evaluation and treatment to optimize outcomes of affected children is minimal; most children are treated within an evidence-free practice zone based solely on anecdote and lore. The remarkable advances in diagnostics and therapeutics are implemented haphazardly with no systematic effort to understand their effects and value...
April 4, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617470/applicability-of-a-generic-questionnaire-for-quality-of-life-assessment-for-asthmatic-children
#20
Ana Aline Marcelino da Silva, Álvaro Campos Cavalcanti Maciel, Priscilla Rique Furtado, Renata Ramos Tomaz, Thalita Medeiros Fernandes de Macêdo, Karla Morganna Pereira Pinto de Mendonça
OBJECTIVE: To determine the applicability of the generic instrument Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL 4.0) to assess health-related quality of life of asthmatic children compared to the specific instrument Pediatric Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (PAQLQ). METHODS: This research involved the evaluation of 30 children aged seven to eleven years, who had been diagnosed with asthma for at least six months prior to research. Both quality of life questionnaires were applied to children by an interviewer over the period of one day...
March 29, 2018: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
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