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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103732/evaluation-of-antivenom-therapy-for-vipera-palaestinae-bites-in-children-experience-of-two-large-tertiary-care-pediatric-hospitals
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Dikla Pivko-Levy, Itamar Munchnak, Ayelet Rimon, Uri Balla, Dennis Scolnik, Christopher Hoyte, Yair Voliovitch, Miguel Glatstein
BACKGROUND: Antivenom has been successfully used to treat systemic and progressive, local manifestations of envenomation inflicted by Vipera (V.) palaestinae, the most common venomous snake in Israel. The objective of this study was to evaluate the fixed dose V. palaestinae monovalent (equine) immunoglobulin G antivenom used in two pediatric emergency departments. In particular, we wanted to assess the need for repeated antivenom administration and the rate of adverse antivenom effects in children...
January 20, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096254/factors-predicting-antibiotic-prescription-and-referral-to-hospital-for-children-with-respiratory-symptoms-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomised-controlled-study-at-out-of-hours-services-in-primary-care
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Ingrid Keilegavlen Rebnord, Hogne Sandvik, Anders Batman Mjelle, Steinar Hunskaar
OBJECTIVES: Acute respiratory infections and fever among children are highly prevalent in primary care. It is challenging to distinguish between viral and bacterial infections. Norway has a relatively low prescription rate of antibiotics, but it is still regarded as too high as the antimicrobial resistance is increasing. The aim of the study was to identify predictors for prescribing antibiotics or referral to hospital among children. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of a randomised controlled study...
January 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092724/the-pediatric-rome-iv-criteria-what-s-new
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Ilan J N Koppen, Samuel Nurko, Miguel Saps, Carlo Di Lorenzo, Marc A Benninga
Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) are common in children of all ages and comprise of a wide range of conditions related to the gastrointestinal tract that cannot be attributed to structural or biochemical abnormalities. FGIDs are diagnosed according to the symptom-based Rome criteria. Areas covered: In 2016, the revised pediatric Rome IV criteria were published, these revised criteria are discussed in this review article. For the youngest age group (neonates/toddlers), the criteria for infant colic have undergone the most notable revisions...
January 16, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081328/cytomegalovirus-hepatitis-in-49-pediatric-patients-with-normal-immunity
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Hasan Tezer, Saliha Kanık Yüksek, Belgin Gülhan, Aslı Nur Özkaya Parlakay, Ceyda Tuna Kırsaçlıoğlu
BACKGROUND/AIM: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) hepatitis is generally asymptomatic or rarely can lead to severe complications in immunocompetent hosts. This study aims to evaluate CMV hepatitis in immunocompetent young children, which is discussed relatively rarely in the literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of 49 pediatric patients with CMV hepatitis from January 2005 to December 2010 was performed. RESULTS: The median age of the patients was 5...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079808/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-pediatric-benign-pneumoperitoneum-a-case-report-series-of-9-patients
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Shou-Xing Duan, Zong-Bo Sun, Guang-Huan Wang, Jun Zhong, Wen-Hui Ou, Ma-Xian Fu, Fu-Sheng Wang, Shu-Hua Ma, Jian-Hong Li
INTRODUCTION: Benign pneumoperitoneum (BPPT) is defined as asymptomatic free intraabdominal air or as pneumoperitoneum without peritonitis. Symptomatic free air requires surgical anagement, but management of asymptomatic pneumoperitoneum is controversial. In this study, we investigate the diagnosis and treatment of BPPT in children. CLINICAL FINDINGS: The clinical data of 9 pediatric patients with BPPT who were admitted to our hospital from January 2000 to January 2015 were retrospectively analyzed to summarize the diagnosis and treatment...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077730/effect-of-an-early-dose-of-measles-vaccine-on-morbidity-between-18-weeks-and-9-months-of-age-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-guinea-bissau
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Vu An Do, Sofie Biering-Sørensen, Ane Bærent Fisker, Carlito Balé, Stine Møller Rasmussen, Lone Damkjær Christensen, Kristoffer Jarlov Jensen, Cesário Martins, Peter Aaby, Christine Stabell Benn
BACKGROUND:  Children in Guinea-Bissau receive measles vaccine (MV) at 9 months of age, but studies have shown that an additional dose before 9 months of age might have beneficial nonspecific effects. Within a randomized trial designed to examine nonspecific effects of early MV receipt on mortality, we conducted a substudy to investigate the effect of early MV receipt on morbidity. METHODS:  Children were randomly assigned at a ratio of 2:1 to receive 2 doses of MV at 18 weeks and age 9 months (intervention group) or 1 dose of MV at age 9 months, in accordance with current practice (control group)...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067671/a-fatal-case-of-coin-battery-ingestion-in-an-18-month-old-child-case-report-and-literature-review
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Francesco Ventura, Sara Candosin, Rosario Barranco, Alessandro Bonsignore, Luisa Andrello, Luca Tajana, Antonio Osculati
The ingestion of extraneous substances is quite common in clinical practice; it usually befalls in the pediatric age, mostly between 6 months and 6 years. In most cases, complications do not emerge, and the prognosis is considered favorable. However, when a case of battery ingestion occurs, serious adverse events may develop. The ingestion of these components is a potential life-threatening event for children.In this article, we report the case of an 18-month-old child who died from hemorrhagic shock due to an aortoesophageal fistula caused by a 20 mm lithium button battery lodged in the esophagus...
January 7, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061898/metoclopramide-induced-acute-dystonic-reaction-a-case-report
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Frank-Leonel Tianyi, Valirie Ndip Agbor, Tsi Njim
BACKGROUND: Metoclopramide is a commonly used anti-emetic drug known to cause extrapyramidal symptoms as adverse effects, amongst which are dystonic reactions. These reactions are more frequent at high doses of metoclopramide, in female patients, children and adults less than 30 years of age. We hereby present the case of a 16 year old female who had dystonic reactions from metoclopramide, highlighting its unpredictable nature and the shortcomings of the management in resource-limited settings...
January 7, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056276/-infection-status-clinical-symptoms-and-gene-type-transition-of-group-a-rotavirus-in-children-less-than-five-years-of-age-with-diarrhea-in-sentinel-hospitals-of-henan-province-china
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J Y Zhao, X J Shen, S L Xia, B F Zhang, Y J Mu, X Y Huang, B L Xu
Objective: To investigate the infectious status, gene type transition and epidemiological features of rotavirus A isolated from infants and children (<59 months-of-age) in sentinel hospitals from 2008 to 2015 in Henan province, China. Methods: In total, 2 541 stool samples (each 3- 5 ml) were collected from infants and children aged less than five years in two sentinel hospitals and group A rotavirus was detected by a double antibody sandwich ELISA. Viral RNA was extracted from positive samples and G/P gene typing was performed using a two-step nested multiplex RT-PCR...
January 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052720/comparative-efficacy-and-safety-of-methylphenidate-and-atomoxetine-for-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-in-children-and-adolescents-meta-analysis-based-on-head-to-head-trials
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Qiang Liu, Hong Zhang, Qingqing Fang, Lili Qin
INTRODUCTION: Comparative efficacy and safety are important issues for appropriate drug selection for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) treatment. Therefore we conducted a meta-analysis, where we compared atomoxetine (ATX) and methylphenidate (MPH) for ADHD treatment in children and adolescents. METHOD: Literature retrieval was conducted in relevant databases from their inception to April 2016 to select head-to-head trials that compared ATX and MPH in children and adolescents...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046108/norovirus-and-sapovirus-epidemiology-and-strain-characteristics-among-navajo-and-apache-infants
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Lindsay R Grant, Katherine L O'Brien, Robert C Weatherholtz, Raymond Reid, Novalene Goklish, Mathuram Santosham, Umesh Parashar, Jan Vinjé
Norovirus and sapovirus are important causes of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) among American Indian infants. We investigated the prevalence and molecular epidemiology of norovirus and sapovirus in American Indian infants who have historically experienced a high burden of AGE compared to other US populations. Stool samples were collected from 241 children with AGE (cases) and from 343 infants without AGE (controls) ≤9 months of age from 2002-2004. Cases experienced forceful vomiting and/or 3 or more watery or looser-than-normal stools in 24 hours...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045773/the-association-between-celiac-disease-and-eosinophilic-esophagitis-mayo-experience-and-meta-analysis-of-the-literature
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Salim Hommeida, Mouaz Alsawas, Mohammad H Murad, David A Katzka, Rayna M Grothe, Imad Absah
BACKGROUND: The association between celiac disease (CD) and eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) has been the focus of multiple studies with variable results. Both diseases are immune mediated, and dietary triggers play a role in their pathogenesis. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to analyze the risk of EoE in children with CD, assess the magnitude of association between CD and EoE in children, and report the characteristics and outcomes of children with both conditions...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043323/antiviral-medications-in-seasonal-and-pandemic-influenza
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Regine Lehnert, Mathias Pletz, Annicka Reuss, Tom Schaberg
BACKGROUND: Amantadine, oseltamivir, and zanamivir are currently available in Germany for the prevention and treatment of influenza. We review their efficacy and side-effect profiles. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent randomized and controlled trials (RCTs) and systematic reviews retrieved by a systematic literature search, and on other relevant literature. RESULTS: The efficacy of antiviral drugs for the prevention of symptomatic influenza ranges from 60% to 90% (number needed to treat [NNT], 8-89) depending on the population and type of drug in question...
November 25, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042220/internal-carotid-artery-fibromuscular-dysplasia-in-a-child-incidental-postmortem-finding-after-head-injury
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Arulselvi Subramanian, Garima Aggarwal, Deepak Agarwal, Sanjeev Lalwani
Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a rare, segmental, nonatheromatous, and noninflammatory arterial disease of unknown etiology. It predominantly involves renal artery (60-75%) followed by extracranial part of the internal carotid artery and vertebral arteries (25-30%). The disease typically affects middle-aged women and involves intermediate-sized arteries throughout the body. There are rare case reports of extracranial FMD compounding a trauma case. A patient was brought to trauma center emergency with a history of fall from height...
January 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034883/an-evidence-based-algorithm-for-early-prognosis-of-severe-dengue-in-the-outpatient-setting
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Minh Tuan Nguyen, Thi Nhan Ho, Van Vinh Chau Nguyen, Thanh Hung Nguyen, Manh Tuan Ha, Van Tram Ta, Le Da Ha Nguyen, Loi Phan, Khoi Quang Han, Thi Hue Kien Duong, Nguyen Bich Chau Tran, Wills Bridget, Marcel Wolbers, Cameron P Simmons
BACKGROUND: Early prediction of severe dengue could significantly assist patient triage and case management METHODS: We prospectively investigated 7563 children with ≤3 days of fever recruited in the outpatient departments of six hospitals in southern Vietnam between 2010 and 2013. The primary endpoint of interest was severe dengue (2009 WHO Guidelines) and pre-defined risk variables were collected at the time of enrolment to enable prognostic model development. RESULTS: The analysis population comprised 7544 patients, of whom 2060 (27...
December 28, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024098/helicobacter-pylori-serology-testing-is-a-useful-diagnostic-screening-tool-for-symptomatic-inner-city-children
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Priya Raj, John F Thompson, Debra H Pan
AIM: This study assessed the Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) serum antibody test as a diagnostic screening tool in symptomatic inner city children. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of patients aged 1-18 years who were referred to our paediatric gastroenterology department from 2009-2013. We included all patients who had H. pylori serum antibodies and, or, faecal antigens who underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) for histology, with or without a gastric tissue rapid urease test...
December 26, 2016: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012528/the-effect-of-iv-dexamethasone-versus-local-anesthetic-infiltration-technique-in-postoperative-nausea-and-vomiting-after-tonsillectomy-in-children-a-randomized-double-blind-clinical-trial
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Zoher Naja, Saleh Kanawati, Rania Al Khatib, Fouad Ziade, Zeina Z Naja, Ahmad Salah Naja, Mariam Rajab
BACKGROUND: Local anesthetic infiltration and corticosteroids had shown effectiveness in reducing post tonsillectomy nausea, vomiting and pain. OBJECTIVES: To compare the effect of intravenous dexamethasone versus pre-incision infiltration of local anesthesia in pediatric tonsillectomy on postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). The secondary objective was postoperative pain. METHODS: A randomized double-blind clinical trial was conducted at a tertiary care teaching hospital...
January 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007031/comparative-safety-and-effectiveness-of-serotonin-receptor-antagonists-in-patients-undergoing-chemotherapy-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Andrea C Tricco, Erik Blondal, Areti Angeliki Veroniki, Charlene Soobiah, Afshin Vafaei, John Ivory, Lisa Strifler, Roberta Cardoso, Emily Reynen, Vera Nincic, Huda Ashoor, Joanne Ho, Carmen Ng, Christy Johnson, Erin Lillie, Jesmin Antony, Derek J Roberts, Brenda R Hemmelgarn, Sharon E Straus
BACKGROUND: Although serotonin (5-HT3) receptor antagonists are effective in reducing nausea and vomiting, they may be associated with increased cardiac risk. Our objective was to examine the comparative safety and effectiveness of 5-HT3 receptor antagonists (e.g., dolasetron, granisetron, ondansetron, palonosetron, tropisetron) alone or combined with steroids for patients undergoing chemotherapy. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Embase, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials from inception until December 2015 for studies comparing 5-HT3 receptor antagonists with each other or placebo in chemotherapy patients...
December 23, 2016: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996088/oral-zinc-for-treating-diarrhoea-in-children
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Marzia Lazzerini, Humphrey Wanzira
BACKGROUND: In developing countries, diarrhoea causes around 500,000 child deaths annually. Zinc supplementation during acute diarrhoea is currently recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). OBJECTIVES: To evaluate oral zinc supplementation for treating children with acute or persistent diarrhoea. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group Specialized Register, CENTRAL (the Cochrane Library 2016, Issue 5), MEDLINE, Embase, LILACS, CINAHL, mRCT, and reference lists up to 30 September 2016...
December 20, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994474/probiotics-improve-the-efficacy-of-standard-triple-therapy-in-the-eradication-of-helicobacter-pylori-a-meta-analysis
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Christine S M Lau, Amanda Ward, Ronald S Chamberlain
INTRODUCTION: Helicobacter pylori colonization is present in half of the world's population and can lead to numerous gastrointestinal diseases if left untreated, including peptic ulcer disease and gastric cancer. Although concurrent triple therapy remains the recommended treatment regimen for H. pylori eradication, its success rate and efficacy have been declining. Recent studies have shown that the addition of probiotics can significantly increase eradication rates by up to 50%. This meta-analysis examines the impact of probiotic supplementation on the efficacy of standard triple therapy in eradicating H...
2016: Infection and Drug Resistance
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