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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923247/patterns-of-empiric-antibiotic-administration-for-presumed-early-onset-neonatal-sepsis-in-neonatal-intensive-care-units-in-the-united-states
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Emily A Oliver, Patricia B Reagan, Jonathan L Slaughter, Catalin S Buhimschi, Irina A Buhimschi
Objective To evaluate current patterns in empiric antibiotic use for early-onset neonatal sepsis (EONS). Study Design Retrospective population-based cohort study of newborns admitted on postnatal day 0 to 1 and discharged from NICUs participating in the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS 2006-2013). Analyses included frequency of antibiotic initiation within 3 days of birth, duration of first course, and variation among hospitals. Results Of 158,907 newborns, 118,624 (74.7%) received antibiotics on or before postnatal day 3...
December 6, 2016: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916376/factors-predictive-of-complicated-appendicitis-in-children
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Xuan-Binh D Pham, Veronica F Sullins, Dennis Y Kim, Blake Range, Amy H Kaji, Christian M de Virgilio, Steven L Lee
BACKGROUND: The ability to predict whether a child has complicated appendicitis at initial presentation may influence clinical management. However, whether complicated appendicitis is associated with prehospital or inhospital factors is not clear. We also investigate whether hyponatremia may be a novel prehospital factor associated with complicated appendicitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of all pediatric patients (≤12 y) with appendicitis treated with appendectomy from 2000 to 2013 was performed...
November 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913710/lessons-learned-from-35-cases-of-laryngeal-foreign-bodies-undergoing-misdiagnosis-in-pediatric-population
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Qingguo Chen, Hanqi Chu, Yanling Tao, Hongyan Huang, Liyan Peng
OBJECTIVES: To present 35 cases of laryngeal foreign bodies (FBs) in pediatric population undergoing misdiagnosis so as to draw on our lessons to improve early diagnosis. METHODS: A retrospective analysis over 15 years was conducted of 35 cases of laryngeal FBs undergoing misdiagnosis in children. Meanwhile, a control group, including 42 cases of laryngeal FBs without misdiagnosis in children, was set. These patients' clinical data were collected and analyzed to identify the risk factors for misdiagnosis...
December 2, 2016: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912976/implications-of-a-negative-abdominal-ct-in-the-management-of-pediatric-blunt-abdominal-trauma
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Sarah Braungart, Thomas Beattie, Paula Midgley, Mark Powis
BACKGROUND: No consensus exists on management of children with a negative trauma CT following blunt abdominal trauma (BAT). Asymptomatic children are frequently "admitted for observation" following negative CT owing to concerns about missing an intraabdominal injury (IAI) without evidence for this practice. We aimed to investigate the feasibility of discharge following a negative CT scan in children sustaining blunt abdominal trauma. METHODS: Retrospective audit at a UK paediatric major trauma center and review of the literature...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911891/severe-carbamazepine-intoxication-in-children-analysis-of-a-40-case-series
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Mehmet Acikgoz, M Sukru Paksu, Ahmet Guzel, Abdurrahman Alacam, Fatma Alacam
BACKGROUND We compared the factors that might impact the severity and the prognosis of carbamazepine (CBZ) intoxication in children, as well as the efficacy levels of the treatment options. MATERIAL AND METHODS Demographic information and clinical and laboratory findings for 40 patients were evaluated retrospectively. Predictive parameters for the development of serious complications were studied. RESULTS Median age of patients was 14 years; 65% of the patients were female. The most common pathological clinical finding and laboratory abnormality were inability to awaken the patient and hyperglycemia (45% and 60%, respectively)...
December 2, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906411/mental-health-emergencies-in-paediatric-services-characteristics-diagnostic-stability-and-gender-differences
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Montserrat Porter, Rebeca Gracia, Joan-Carles Oliva, Montserrat Pàmias, Gemma Garcia-Parés, Jesús Cobo
INTRODUCTION: Child and adolescent psychiatric emergencies have increased in recent years. The main objective of our study is to analyze sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of psychiatric emergencies under 18 years old that came to our hospital. Secondary objectives were to study diagnostic stability made in the emergency department and undertake a gender analysis. METHODS: Descriptive cross-sectional study of patients attending the pediatric emergency department who required consultation to psychiatry service during 2010 and 2011, comparing data with two previous cross-sectional cuts (2002-2003 and 2006-2007)...
November 2016: Actas Españolas de Psiquiatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903616/immediate-rule-out-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-using-electrocardiogram-and-baseline-high-sensitivity-troponin-i
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Johannes Tobias Neumann, Nils Arne Sörensen, Francisco Ojeda, Tjark Schwemer, Jonas Lehmacher, Saskia Gönner, Nikolas Jarsetz, Till Keller, Sarina Schaefer, Thomas Renné, Ulf Landmesser, Peter Clemmensen, Nataliya Makarova, Renate B Schnabel, Tanja Zeller, Mahir Karakas, John W Pickering, Martin Than, William Parsonage, Jaimi Greenslade, Louise Cullen, Dirk Westermann, Stefan Blankenberg
AIMS: Serial measurements of high-sensitivity troponin are used to rule out acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with an assay specific cutoff at the 99th percentile. Here, we evaluated the performance of a single admission troponin with a lower cutoff combined with a low risk electrocardiogram (ECG) to rule out AMI. METHODS: Troponin I measured with a high-sensitivity assay (hs-TnI) was determined at admission in 1040 patients presenting with suspected AMI (BACC study)...
November 30, 2016: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903117/risk-factors-associated-with-the-surgical-management-of-craniopharyngiomas-in-pediatric-patients-analysis-of-1961-patients-from-a-national-registry-database
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Joshua Bakhsheshian, Diana L Jin, Ki-Eun Chang, Ben A Strickland, Dan A Donoho, Steven Cen, William J Mack, Frank Attenello, Eisha A Christian, Gabriel Zada
OBJECTIVE Patient demographic characteristics, hospital volume, and admission status have been shown to impact surgical outcomes of sellar region tumors in adults; however, the data available following the resection of craniopharyngiomas in the pediatric population remain limited. The authors sought to identify potential risk factors associated with outcomes following surgical management of pediatric craniopharyngiomas. METHODS The Nationwide Inpatient Sample database and Kids' Inpatient Database were analyzed to include admissions for pediatric patients (≤ 18 years) who underwent a transcranial or transsphenoidal craniotomy for resection of a craniopharyngioma...
December 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902671/prehospital-transport-for-pediatric-trauma-a-comparison-of-private-transport-and-emergency-medical-services
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Yea-Chyi Lin, York Tien Lee, Jasmine Xun Yi Feng, Li Wei Chiang, Shireen Anne Nah
OBJECTIVES: We describe the demographics of pediatric patients with trauma transferred using private transport (PT) versus emergency medical services (EMS) and evaluate the potential impact on their treatment and outcome. METHODS: We accessed data from our national trauma registry, a prospectively collected database. Data were extracted on all patients with trauma admitted to our institution between January 2011 and June 2013, with injury severity score (ISS) higher than 8...
November 29, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902649/increasing-incidence-of-life-threatening-pertussis-a-retrospective-cohort-study-in-new-zealand
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Emma Macdonald-Laurs, Anusha Ganeshalingham, Jonathan Lillie, Brent McSharry, Elizabeth R Segedin, Emma Best, Avinesh Pillai, Anthony Harnden, Catherine A Gilchrist, Cameron C Grant
BACKGROUND: Pertussis immunization programs aim to prevent severe infant disease. We investigated temporal trends in infant pertussis deaths and pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admissions and associations of changes in disease detection and vaccines used with death and PICU admission rates. METHODS: Using national data from New Zealand (NZ) we described infant pertussis deaths and PICU admissions from 1991-2013, over which time national immunization coverage at age 2 years increased from <80% to 92%...
November 28, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900964/incidence-of-pediatric-acute-kidney-injury-in-hospitalized-patients
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Mohd Ashraf, Naveed Shahzad, Altaf Hussain, Shafat Ahmed Tak, Syed Tariq Ahmed Bukhari, Aliya Kachru
Pediatric acute kidney injury (pAKI) is a common complication associated with high mortality in children. The objective of this study was to determine the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) and mortality in hospitalized (critically ill and non-critically ill) patients. This was a retrospective study conducted during the period of June 1, 2013, to May 31, 2014, at the Postgraduate Department of Pediatrics, G. B. Pant Hospital, an Associated Hospital of Government Medical College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900408/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-pericardial-effusions-requiring-readmission-after-pediatric-cardiac-surgery
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Matthew D Elias, Andrew C Glatz, Matthew J O'Connor, Susan Schachtner, Chitra Ravishankar, Christoper E Mascio, Meryl S Cohen
Pericardial effusion (PE) may require readmission after cardiac surgery and has been associated with postoperative morbidity and mortality. We sought to identify the prevalence and risk factors for postoperative PE requiring readmission in children. A retrospective analysis of the Pediatric Health Information System database was performed between January 1, 2003, and September 30, 2014. All patients ≤18 years old who underwent cardiac surgery were identified by ICD-9 codes. Those readmitted within 1 year with an ICD-9 code for PE were identified...
November 30, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891727/rehospitalization-after-pediatric-heart-transplantation-incidence-indications-and-outcomes
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Seth A Hollander, Doff B McElhinney, Christopher S Almond, Nancy McDonald, Sharon Chen, Beth D Kaufman, Daniel Bernstein, David N Rosenthal
We report the patterns of rehospitalization after pediatric heart transplant (Htx) at a single center. Retrospective review of 107 consecutive pediatric Htx recipients between January 22, 2007, and August 28, 2014, who survived their initial transplant hospitalization. The frequency, duration, and indications for all hospitalizations between transplant hospitalization discharge and September 30, 2015, were analyzed. A total of 444 hospitalization episodes occurred in 90 of 107 (84%) patients. The median time to first rehospitalization was 59...
November 27, 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889712/serum-procalcitonin-for-predicting-significant-infections-and-mortality-in-pediatric-oncology
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Vinod Gunasekaran, Nita Radhakrishnan, Veronique Dinand, Anupam Sachdeva
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the role of serum procalcitonin (PCT) level at admission in predicting significant infections and deaths among children on chemotherapy presenting with fever. METHODS: Children with clinically significant (CSI) and microbiologically documented (MDI) infections were identified using set definitions. Association of PCT with CSI, MDI and mortality was analyzed. RESULTS: We evaluated 821 febrile episodes in 316 children...
November 5, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889372/-non-invasive-ventilation-in-children-do-we-need-more-evidence
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G Mortamet, G Emeriaud, P Jouvet, B Fauroux, S Essouri
Respiratory failure is the leading cause of hospital admissions in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Mechanical ventilation, preferentially delivered by a non-invasive route (NIV), is currently the first-line treatment for respiratory failure since it is associated with a reduction in the intubation rate. This ventilatory support is increasingly used in the PICU, but its wider use contrasts with the paucity of studies in this field. This review aims to describe the main indications of NIV in acute settings: (i) bronchiolitis; (ii) postextubation respiratory failure; (iii) acute respiratory distress syndrome; (iv) pneumonia; (v) status asthmaticus; (vi) acute chest syndrome; (vii) left heart failure; (viii) exacerbation of chronic respiratory failure; (ix) upper airway obstruction and (x) end-of-life care...
November 23, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882553/malignant-otitis-externa-hospitalizations-analysis-of-patient-characteristics
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Michael J Sylvester, Saurin Sanghvi, Viral M Patel, Jean Anderson Eloy, Yu-Lan Mary Ying
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Malignant otitis externa (MOE) is a rare disorder that is not well studied in the inpatient setting. The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database was utilized to analyze characteristics and predischarge outcomes of hospitalized MOE patients. METHODS: MOE hospitalizations were identified in the 2002 to 2013 NIS. Patient demographics, length of hospital stay, hospital charges, concomitant diagnoses, treatment-related procedures, complications, and in-hospital mortality rates were examined, with comparisons made among age cohorts and between diabetes mellitus (DM) and non-DM groups...
November 24, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879631/specialized-rehabilitation-programs-for-children-and-adolescents-with-severe-disabling-chronic-pain-indications-treatment-and-outcomes
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Lorin Stahlschmidt, Boris Zernikow, Julia Wager
Children and adolescents with highly disabling chronic pain of high intensity and frequency are admitted to specialized pain rehabilitation programs. Some barriers to obtaining this specialized care include a lack of availability of treatment centers, a perceived social stigma and individual barriers such as socioeconomic status. Specialized rehabilitation programs for severe disabling chronic pain worldwide have similarities regarding admission criteria, structure and therapeutic orientation. They differ, however, regarding their exclusion criteria and program descriptions...
November 21, 2016: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879558/impact-of-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccines-on-selected-head-and-neck-infections-in-hospitalized-israeli-children
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Tal Marom, Shiran Bookstein Peretz, Orna Schwartz, Abraham Goldfarb, Yahav Oron, Sharon Ovnat Tamir
INTRODUCTION: Streptococcus pneumoniae is a major pathogen of pediatric head and neck infections (HNIs), e.g. acute otitis media (AOM), acute mastoiditis (AM), acute bacterial sinusitis (ABS) and meningitis. The aim of the study was to characterize the epidemiology of pneumococcal HNIs (pHNIs) before, during, and after the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs). METHODS: Children 0-16 years who were hospitalized with HNIs in the Pediatrics Department in a general hospital between 1/1/2007-12/31/2014 were retrospectively identified...
November 22, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878966/risk-adapted-stratification-for-optimally-intensive-treatment-assignment-of-pediatric-patients-with-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-is-an-effective-strategy-in-developing-countries
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Asim F Belgaumi, Mohammed Anas, Khawar S Siddiqui, Mohammed F Akhter, Amani Al-Kofide
BACKGROUND: Pediatric patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in developing countries (DCs) present with greater tumor load even at lower stages and with comorbidities that impact therapy delivery. This causes toxic mortality with "standard" intensive protocols or recurrences with "gentler" treatment. OBJECTIVES: We developed and evaluated a risk stratification schema that guides intensity of therapy. DESIGN/METHODS: Sixty-nine patients were prospectively assigned to five risk groups (A-E; n = 6, 15, 16, 15, and 17) following staging and treated with protocols of risk-stratified intensity...
November 23, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878630/diagnostic-and-prognostic-value-of-plasma-levels-of-cardiac-myosin-binding-protein-c-as-a-novel-biomarker-in-heart-failure
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Doaa El Amrousy, Hossam Hodeib, Ghada Suliman, Nahed Hablas, Eman Ramadan Salama, Ahmed Esam
Heart failure (HF) has high morbidity and mortality in children. This study aimed to investigate the value of cardiac myosin binding protein-C (cMyBP-C) as a diagnostic and prognostic biomarker in children with heart failure. This study was a prospective case-control study that involved 50 children with acute HF and 25 healthy children of matched age and sex as a control group. cMyBP-C plasma levels were measured in patients with HF at the time of admission and 1 month after treatment. Echocardiographic assessment was done for all children...
November 23, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
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