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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213689/serious-fungal-infections-in-egypt
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S M Zaki, D W Denning
We aimed to estimate the burden of serious fungal infections in Egypt, currently unknown, based on the size of the populations at risk and available epidemiological data. Data were obtained from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and published reports with clearcut denominators. When no data existed, risk populations were used to estimate frequencies of fungal infections, using previously described methodology. The population of Egypt in 2011 was ∼82,500,000; 31% children, and 8% women >60 years of age...
February 17, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212508/examining-cross-cultural-differences-in-autism-spectrum-disorder-a-multinational-comparison-from-greece-italy-japan-poland-and-the-united-states
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J L Matson, M Matheis, C O Burns, G Esposito, P Venuti, E Pisula, A Misiak, E Kalyva, V Tsakiris, Y Kamio, M Ishitobi, R L Goldin
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is characterized by social and communication impairments as well as restricted, repetitive behavior patterns. Despite the fact that ASD is reported worldwide, very little research exists examining ASD characteristics on a multinational scale. Cross-cultural comparisons are especially important for ASD, since cultural differences may impact the perception of symptoms. Identifying behaviors that are similarly reported as problematic across cultures as well as identifying behaviors in which there is cultural variation could aid in the development and refinement of more universally effective measures...
February 14, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211134/effect-of-age-on-the-performance-of-bispectral-and-entropy-indices-during-sevoflurane-pediatric-anesthesia-a-pharmacometric-study
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Alberto Sciusco, Joseph F Standing, Yucheng Sheng, Pasquale Raimondo, Gilda Cinnella, Michele Dambrosio
BACKGROUND: Bispectral index (BIS) and entropy monitors have been proposed for use in children, but research has not supported their validity for infants. However, effective monitoring of young children may be even more important than for adults, to aid appropriate anesthetic dosing and reduce the chance of adverse consequences. This prospective study aimed to investigate the relationships between age and the predictive performance of BIS and entropy monitors in measuring the anesthetic drug effects within a pediatric surgery setting...
February 17, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210784/novel-aids-therapies-based-on-gene-editing
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REVIEW
Kamel Khalili, Martyn K White, Jeffrey M Jacobson
HIV/AIDS remains a major public health issue. In 2014, it was estimated that 36.9 million people are living with HIV worldwide, including 2.6 million children. Since the advent of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), in the 1990s, treatment has been so successful that in many parts of the world, HIV has become a chronic condition in which progression to AIDS has become increasingly rare. However, while people with HIV can expect to live a normal life span with cART, lifelong medication is required and cardiovascular, renal, liver, and neurologic diseases are still possible, which continues to prompt research for a cure for HIV...
February 16, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207475/temporal-trend-of-pediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease-analysis-of-national-registry-data-2004-2013-in-japan
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Takashi Ishige, Takeshi Tomomasa, Reiko Hatori, Maiko Tatsuki, Yoshiko Igarashi, Kazuhiko Sekine, Hirokazu Arakawa
Increased incidence and prevalence of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have been reported in Western countries. However, changes in the prevalence of pediatric IBD in Asian countries remain unclear. We evaluated the changes in the prevalence of IBD among Japanese adults and children from 2004-2013, by using the Japanese national registry data of patients receiving financial aid. Data from children (aged 0-19 years) were compared with those from young adults (aged 20-39 years).In 2004, age-standardized prevalences of CD and UC among children were 4...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205381/the-clinical-significance-of-equivocal-findings-on-spinal-mri-in-children-with-medulloblastoma
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Julie Bennett, Ramy Ashmawy, Vijay Ramaswamy, Derek Stephens, Eric Bouffet, Normand Laperriere, Michael Taylor, Manohar Shroff, Ute Bartels
BACKGROUND: Medulloblastoma (MB) is the most common malignant brain tumor of childhood, with cerebrospinal fluid spread the most common site of metastasis. Currently, children diagnosed with MB and evidence of spinal metastasis are treated with an increased dose of craniospinal radiation (CSI). This report reviewed equivocal abnormalities including nerve root clumping, linear vascular enhancement, nerve root enhancement and/or other vague findings on spinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to elucidate their prognostic significance and aid in risk stratification...
February 16, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198557/hiv-1-coreceptor-usage-in-perinatally-infected-thai-children
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Tanawan Samleerat, Sayamon Hongjaisee, Pattareeya Phiayura, Wasna Sirirungsi
HIV-1 coreceptor usage in children who were born to HIV-1 infected mothers in Thailand is not well characterized. Here, the prevalence of coreceptor usage and genotype among HIV-1 infected children in Thailand were observed. Proviral DNA from 284 HIV-1 infected children who received HIV-1 early infant diagnosis between 2007 and 2013 under the National AIDS Program were studied. Genotypic tropism testing was performed based on amplification of the V3 region in a triplicate nested-PCR following by DNA sequencing...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198329/show-me-where-it-hurts
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Elaine Cole
A tool created by a school nurse to enable children with communication difficulties to express pain and discomfort has been developed into an app that is being used in special schools and hospitals across Wales. Though developed for children, the Show Me Where app has also been picked up by pain management teams as an aid to the care of non-verbal adults, with the Welsh Ambulance Service trialling the tool through its ambulance crews and first responders.
February 15, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197861/adapting-an-autism-screening-tool-for-use-in-the-dekalb-county-refugee-pediatric-clinic
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C McClure, S Reines, P S Suchdev, A Oladele, A B Goodman
BACKGROUND: Minimal literature exists regarding Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) among refugee children in the United States. Reliable ASD screening tools, such as the M-CHAT-R/F, have yet to be culturally adapted and translated into some languages spoken in the homes of these children. METHODS: Pediatric refugee patients (n = 13) of caregivers of Bhutanese (Nepali-speaking) descent were screened using a newly translated Nepali M-CHAT-R/F. The M-CHAT-R/F was adapted based on feedback from Bhutanese caregivers and interpreter expertise...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194697/the-diagnostic-evaluation-of-patients-with-a-suspected-hereditary-periodic-fever-syndrome-experience%C3%A2-from%C3%A2-a-referral-center-in-italy
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Antonio Vitale, Donato Rigante, Orso Maria Lucherini, Anna De Palma, Ida Orlando, Stefano Gentileschi, Jurgen Sota, Antonella Simpatico, Claudia Fabiani, Mauro Galeazzi, Bruno Frediani, Luca Cantarini
The study aims are to describe the activity of our Unit on the diagnostics of monogenic autoinflammatory diseases (AIDs), and to apply the clinical classification criteria for periodic fevers from the Eurofever Registry to our cohort of patients, thus evaluating their usefulness in the real life. We retrospectively analyzed data from patients referring to our Center for recurrent fever attacks, and undergoing genetic analysis between April 2014 and July 2016, and we applied the classification criteria to both genetically positive and -negative patients...
February 13, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193791/epinephrine-for-first-aid-management-of-anaphylaxis
#11
Scott H Sicherer, F Estelle R Simons
Anaphylaxis is a severe, generalized allergic or hypersensitivity reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death. Epinephrine (adrenaline) can be life-saving when administered as rapidly as possible once anaphylaxis is recognized. This clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics is an update of the 2007 clinical report on this topic. It provides information to help clinicians identify patients at risk of anaphylaxis and new information about epinephrine and epinephrine autoinjectors (EAs). The report also highlights the importance of patient and family education about the recognition and management of anaphylaxis in the community...
February 13, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193089/smartube-a-new-approach-to-detect-acute-hiv-infection-based-on-an-old-in-vitro-induced-antibody-production-iviap-technique
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Adele Caterino-de-Araujo
This letter comments a recent manuscript published by Feldblum et al. in AIDS RES Hum Retrovir 2016; 32:1067-1071 concerning the use of the SMARTube to detect the acute HIV infection before seroconversion. Reading this manuscript the author remembered the experience performed at more than 25 years ago, when in Brazil she standardized an alternative technique named as "in-vitro induced antibody production" (IVIAP) for diagnosing the HIV infection in adults and in children with >3 months of age; using the same concept of the SMARTube; that is, enhance the synthesis of specific antibodies from HIV-primed B cells, using the innovative technology called "Stimmunology"...
February 14, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192574/primary-care-asthma-management-inhaled-corticosteroids-and-other-clinical-pearls
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Zachary Marcus, Nanah Suk Park
Most children in the United States with intermittent, mild, and moderate persistent asthma are cared for by primary care practitioners (PCPs). Despite inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) being highly effective at controlling asthma symptoms, many PCPs are uncomfortable prescribing these medications. Cumbersome guidelines, increasing numbers of medication choices, and concerns regarding side effects are some of the barriers to prescribing ICS for children with asthma. This article serves as a quick-start guide for PCPs that (1) condenses the routine diagnosis and management of asthma into concise clinical tools for children who would benefit from ICS therapy and (2) provides clinical pearls to aid in the treatment of mild- to moderate-persistent asthma...
February 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192567/development-and-internal-validation-of-a-clinical-risk-score-for-treating-children-with-mild-head-trauma-and-intracranial-injury
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Jacob K Greenberg, Yan Yan, Christopher R Carpenter, Angela Lumba-Brown, Martin S Keller, Jose A Pineda, Ross C Brownson, David D Limbrick
Importance: The appropriate treatment of children with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and intracranial injury (ICI) on computed tomographic imaging remains unclear. Evidence-based risk assessments may improve patient safety and reduce resource use. Objective: To derive a risk score predicting the need for intensive care unit observation in children with mTBI and ICI. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective analysis of the prospective Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) head injury cohort study included patients enrolled in 25 North American emergency departments from 2004 to 2006...
February 13, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188687/the-influence-of-sex-and-age-on-prevalence-rates-of-comorbid-conditions-in-autism
#15
Kaustubh Supekar, Tara Iyer, Vinod Menon
Individuals with ASD frequently experience one or more comorbid conditions. Here, we investigate the influence of sex and age-two important, yet understudied factors-on ten common comorbid conditions in ASD, using cross-sectional data from 4790 individuals with ASD and 1,842,575 individuals without ASD. Epilepsy, ADHD, and CNS/cranial anomalies showed exceptionally large proportions in both male (>19%) and female (>15%), children/adolescents with ASD. Notably, these prevalence rates decreased drastically with age in both males and females...
February 11, 2017: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184210/attachment-avoidance-is-significantly-related-to-attentional-preference-for-infant-faces-evidence-from-eye-movement-data
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Yuncheng Jia, Gang Cheng, Dajun Zhang, Na Ta, Mu Xia, Fangyuan Ding
Objective: To determine the influence of adult attachment orientations on infant preference. Methods: We adopted eye-tracking technology to monitor childless college women's eye movements when looking at pairs of faces, including one adult face (man or woman) and one infant face, with three different expressions (happy, sadness, and neutral). The participants (N = 150; 84% Han ethnicity) were aged 18-29 years (M = 19.22, SD = 1.72). A random intercepts multilevel linear regression analysis was used to assess the unique contribution of attachment avoidance, determined using the Experiences in Close Relationships scale, to preference for infant faces...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182614/similar-immunological-profiles-between-nonprogressing-hiv-infection-in-children-and-nonpathogenic-siv-infection
#17
Eva Poveda, Enrique Martin-Gayo
In the absence of antirretroviral therapy (ART), HIV infection leads to progression to AIDS in most infected individuals. However, there is a small group of HIV-infected patients capable of spontaneously controlling HIV infection, known as the elite controllers (less than 1% of total infected population). These patients maintain undetectable levels of HIV replication, in part, due to a continuously effective HIV specific T cell response. Moreover, in HIV-infected patients with suppressed viremia under ART, a chronic activation of the immune system persist, which can be related to a poor clinical outcome including death, development of co-morbidities, AIDS and non-AIDS defining events...
January 2017: AIDS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181374/psychometric-properties-of-the-dutch-version-of-the-treatment-support-measure-tsm-parent-and-youth-form
#18
Maartje A M S van Sonsbeek, Catharina J M Holtmaat, Bea G Tiemens, Giel J M Hutschemaekers, Kim de Jong
: The Treatment Support Measure (TSM) Parent and Youth were created to help clinicians with actionable feedback when youths are not making sufficient progress in treatment. This study examined the psychometric properties of the Dutch TSM Parent and TSM Youth. Parents (n = 172) and youth (n = 122) were recruited at 2 outpatient mental health care institutions. Children of participating parents (50.6% boys) had a mean age of 11.9 years (SD = 3.46; range 4-18). Participating youth (30...
February 8, 2017: Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178435/an-up-to-date-approach-to-a-patient-with-a-suspected-autoinflammatory-disease
#19
REVIEW
Merav Lidar, Eitan Giat
Autoinflammatory diseases (AID) are characterized by seemingly unprovoked self-limited attacks of fever and systemic inflammation potentially leading to amyloidosis. Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is the most common AID and therefore the most studied. Besides FMF, the other main hereditary AID are tumor necrosis factor-associated periodic fever syndrome (TRAPS), mevalonate kinase deficiency (MKD), and cryopyrin-associated periodic fever syndrome (CAPS). These hereditary diseases result from a mutant gene that is involved in the regulation of inflammation, resulting in a characteristic clinical phenotype...
January 30, 2017: Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178138/etiology-of-acute-otitis-media-and-serotype-distribution-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-and-haemophilus-influenzae-in-chilean-children-5-years-of-age
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Andres Rosenblut, Carla Napolitano, Angelica Pereira, Camilo Moreno, Devayani Kolhe, Alejandro Lepetic, Eduardo Ortega-Barria
The impact of bacterial conjugate vaccines on acute otitis media (AOM) is affected by several factors including population characteristics, bacterial etiology and vaccine conjugation method, carrier, and coverage. This study estimated the baseline etiology, distribution, and antibiotic susceptibility of bacterial serotypes that causes AOM in children aged <5 years in a public setting in Santiago, Chile.Children aged ≥3 months and <5 years referred to the physician for treatment of AOM episodes (with an onset of symptoms <72 h) were enrolled between September 2009 and September 2010...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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