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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156852/risk-factors-for-recurrent-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infections-in-a-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Rana İşgüder, İlker Devrim, Gökhan Ceylan, Ahu Kara, Gamze Gülfidan, Hasan Ağın
Background/aim: It is recommended that a central venous catheter (CVC) be removed if central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) has been diagnosed. The objective of this retrospective study was to evaluate the risk factors for recurrent CLABSI in reinserted catheters in a pediatric intensive care unit. Materials and methods: Patients with recurrent and nonrecurrent CLABSI were compared in terms of the catheter exchange interval, the interval between negative blood culture and reinsertion of the CVC, and the pre-/reinsertion treatment duration...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156677/overcoming-resistance-to-single-agent-therapy-for-oncogenic-braf-gene-fusions-via-combinatorial-targeting-of-mapk-and-pi3k-mtor-signaling-pathways
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Payal Jain, Amanda Silva, Harry J Han, Shih-Shan Lang, Yuankun Zhu, Katie Boucher, Tiffany E Smith, Aesha Vakil, Patrick Diviney, Namrata Choudhari, Pichai Raman, Christine M Busch, Tim Delaney, Xiaodong Yang, Aleksandra K Olow, Sabine Mueller, Daphne Haas-Kogan, Elizabeth Fox, Phillip B Storm, Adam C Resnick, Angela J Waanders
Pediatric low-grade gliomas (PLGGs) are frequently associated with activating BRAF gene fusions, such as KIAA1549-BRAF, that aberrantly drive the mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway. Although RAF inhibitors (RAFi) have been proven effective in BRAF-V600E mutant tumors, we have previously shown how the KIAA1549-BRAF fusion can be paradoxically activated by RAFi. While newer classes of RAFi, such as PLX8394, have now been shown to inhibit MAPK activation by KIAA1549-BRAF, we sought to identify alternative MAPK pathway targeting strategies using clinically relevant MEK inhibitors (MEKi), along with potential escape mechanisms of acquired resistance to single-agent MAPK pathway therapies...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156582/in-memoriam-paolo-cappa
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EDITORIAL
Eduardo Palermo, Stefano Rossi, Fabrizio Patanè, Jeffrey Laut, Maurizio Porfiri
Prof. Paolo Cappa passed away on 26 August 2016, at the age of 59, after a long and courageous fight against cancer. Paolo Cappa was a Professor in Mechanical and Thermal Measurements and Experimental Biomechanics in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of Sapienza University of Rome, where he had also served as the Head of the Department, and a Research Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of New York University Tandon School of Engineering. During his intense, yet short, career, he made several significant scientific contributions within the discipline of Mechanical and Thermal Measurements, pioneering fundamental applications to Biomechanics...
November 18, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156447/pd-1-blockade-in-advanced-nsclc-a-focus-on-pembrolizumab
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REVIEW
Solange Peters, Keith M Kerr, Rolf Stahel
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is one of the most prevalent cancers and is responsible for a large proportion of all cancer-related deaths. Current treatment options are inadequate, reflecting a substantial unmet clinical need. Increasing knowledge regarding the mechanisms and genetic aberrations underlying tumor development and growth has heralded a new era of therapy in oncology, moving away from indiscriminate cytotoxic chemotherapy toward more finely focused, targeted medicine. The development of small-molecule drugs and monoclonal antibodies directed toward specific components of dysfunctional molecular or immune pathways, and mutated genes specific to particular cancer types, is leading the field to more personalized and less toxic treatment options, many of which have demonstrated greater efficacy and survival benefits than their chemotherapeutic counterparts...
October 23, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156389/assessing-working-memory-in-children-with-adhd-minor-administration-and-scoring-changes-may-improve-digit-span-backward-s-construct-validity
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Erica L Wells, Michael J Kofler, Elia F Soto, Hillary S Schaefer, Dustin E Sarver
BACKGROUND: Pediatric ADHD is associated with impairments in working memory, but these deficits often go undetected when using clinic-based tests such as digit span backward. AIMS: The current study pilot-tested minor administration/scoring modifications to improve digit span backward's construct and predictive validities in a well-characterized sample of children with ADHD. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: WISC-IV digit span was modified to administer all trials (i...
November 17, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156378/effect-of-robotic-assisted-gait-rehabilitation-on-dynamic-equilibrium-control-in-the-gait-of-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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L Wallard, G Dietrich, Y Kerlirzin, J Bredin
Due to the intensity and repetition of movement, roboticassisted gait training therapy could have a beneficial effect on the recovery and improvement of postural and locomotor functions of the patient. This study sought to highlight the effects of robotic-assisted gait rehabilitation in gait of children with Cerebral Palsy (CP). We analyzed the different strategies before and after this rehabilitation which was used in order to generate forward motion while maintaining balance. Data were collected by a motion analysis system (Vicon® - Oxford Metrics, Oxford, UK)...
November 11, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156354/anisotropic-and-nonlinear-biaxial-mechanical-response-of-porcine-small-bowel-mesentery
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Keyvan Amini Khoiy, Sophia Abdulhai, Ian C Glenn, Todd A Ponsky, Rouzbeh Amini
Intestinal malrotation places pediatric patients at the risk of midgut volvulus, a complication that can lead to ischemic bowel, short gut syndrome, and even death. Even though the treatments for symptomatic patients of this complication are clear, it is still a challenge to identify asymptomatic patients who are at a higher risk of midgut volvulus and decide on a suitable course of treatment. Development of an accurate computerized model of this intestinal abnormality could help in gaining a better understanding of its integral behavior...
November 11, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156146/effectiveness-of-a-staged-us-and-unenhanced-mr-imaging-algorithm-in-the-diagnosis-of-pediatric-appendicitis
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Elizabeth H Dibble, David W Swenson, Claudia Cartagena, Grayson L Baird, Thaddeus W Herliczek
Purpose To establish, in a large cohort, the diagnostic performance of a staged algorithm involving ultrasonography (US) followed by conditional unenhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for the imaging work-up of pediatric appendicitis. Materials and Methods A staged imaging algorithm in which US and unenhanced MR imaging were performed in pediatric patients suspected of having appendicitis was implemented at the authors' institution on January 1, 2011, with US as the initial modality followed by unenhanced MR imaging when US findings were equivocal...
November 20, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156063/traumatic-ruptured-globe-from-a-22-cartridge-casing-in-a-2-year-old-girl
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Jacob S Martin, Devasis N Reddy, Heather A D Potter, Cat N Burkat
The authors report the case of a 2-year-old girl who presented with an acute ruptured globe secondary to penetration by the casing of a .22 caliber cartridge that was ignited by a car cigarette lighter. Although penetrating injuries are a common mechanism of ocular trauma, open globe induced by cartridge casing represents an unusual and preventable cause. [J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2017;54:e88-e90.].
November 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156062/surgical-technique-for-pulled-in-two-syndrome-three-cases-with-chronic-progressive-external-ophthalmoplegia
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Alexander Matthew Jones, Julia Starte, Hamish Dunn, Kate Ahmad, Kimberley Tan
The authors describe three examples of "pulled in two syndrome" (PITS) from a series of 13 patients undergoing strabismus surgery with underlying chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia (CPEO) and illustrate techniques for recovery of the "pulled in two" extraocular muscle should the complication arise. In all cases, a rectus muscle snapped under minimal tension while held on a strabismus hook during strabismus surgery. Two patients suffered from CPEO as a result of genetic mitochondrial disease, whereas one resulted from presumed mitochondrial toxicity induced by HAART...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156061/bilateral-superior-rectus-transposition-with-bilateral-medial-rectus-recession-for-m%C3%A3-bius-syndrome
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Yuxi Zheng, Sean P Donahue
Bilateral superior rectus transposition with bilateral medial rectus recession has been described successfully for treatment of Duane's syndrome but never for Möbius syndrome. The authors describe a child with Möbius syndrome who presented with large bilateral abduction deficits and esotropia. This surgical treatment resulted in marked improvement of said deficits. [J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2017;54:e81-e82.].
November 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156060/three-cases-of-associated-persistent-fetal-vasculature-and-ocular-coloboma-posterior-segment-dysgenesis
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Sudarshan Khokhar, Brijesh Takkar, Ganesh Pillay, Pradeep Venkatesh
The authors discuss the association of persistent fetal vasculature and ocular coloboma in three children. They explore the possibility of a cause-effect relationship between these disorders, and link them together as a broader posterior dysgenesis. [J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2017;54:e77-e80.].
November 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156059/clinical-pearl-the-rule-of-8
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Kevin Lu Shen, Amit R Bhatt
Preschool-aged children typically perform worse than 20/20 on visual acuity testing in the absence of ocular or visual pathway abnormalities due to non-ocular issues, including concentration, cooperation, and/or confidence. As a result, vision screening for this age group can be a challenge. The "Rule of 8" is an easy-to-remember, highly effective mnemonic that clinicians can use to help differentiate children who are performing visual acuity testing at age-appropriate levels from those who may need further evaluation...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156058/fevr-like-presentation-in-an-11q-deletion-syndrome-and-16p13-11-microdeletion
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Maria D Garcia, Camila V Ventura, Audina M Berrocal
A 7-year-old boy was diagnosed and treated for familial exudative vitreoretinopathy. Genetic testing revealed a 16p13.11 microdeletion and unbalanced translocation causing 11q deletion syndrome. This is the first report describing retinal findings associated with this combination of genetic alterations. Patients with 11q deletion syndrome or 16p13 microdeletions should undergo ophthalmologic examination. [J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2017;54:e71-e74.].
November 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155956/associations-between-parental-ses-and-children-s-health-related-quality-of-life-the-role-of-objective-and-subjective-social-status
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Kay W Kim, Jan L Wallander, Melissa Peskin, Paula Cuccaro, Marc N Elliott, Mark A Schuster
Objective: We examined (1) the relationship that parental objective social status (OSS) and subjective social status (SSS) have with children's health-related quality of life (HRQOL), (2) whether SSS mediates the association between OSS and HRQOL, and (3) whether these associations differ among Black, Latino, and White children. Method: Data came from 4,824 Black, Latino, and White 5th graders in the Healthy PassagesTM study. OSS was measured as parent educational attainment and net equivalent household income...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155807/a-synbiotic-containing-amino-acid-based-formula-improves-gut-microbiota-in-non-ige-mediated-allergic-infants
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David C A Candy, Marleen T J Van Ampting, Manon M Oude Nijhuis, Harm Wopereis, Assad M Butt, Diego G Peroni, Yvan Vandenplas, Adam T Fox, Neil Shah, Christina E West, Johan Garssen, Lucien F Harthoorn, Jan Knol, Louise J Michaelis
BACKGROUND: Prebiotics and probiotics (synbiotics) can modify gut microbiota and have potential in allergy management when combined with amino acid-based formula (AAF) for infants with cow's milk allergy (CMA). METHODS: This multicenter, double-blind, randomized controlled trial investigated the effects of an AAF including synbiotic blend on percentages of bifidobacteria and Eubacterium rectale/Clostridium coccoides group (ER/CC) in feces from infants with suspected non-IgE-mediated CMA...
November 20, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155806/anogenital-distance-as-a-phenotypic-signature-through-infancy
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Lærke Priskorn, Jørgen H Petersen, Niels Jørgensen, Henriette B Kyhl, Marianne S Andersen, Katharina M Main, Anna-Maria Andersson, Niels E Skakkebaek, Tina K Jensen
BACKGROUND: Anogenital distance (AGD) has been suggested to represent a phenotypic signature reflecting in utero androgen action. However, it is not known whether an individual's AGD at birth correlates to AGD later in life. We investigate correlations of AGD between 3 and 18 months and asses reproducibility of measurements. METHODS: We measured AGD from anus to scrotum (AGDas) and penis (AGDap) in 407 boys, and to posterior fourchette (AGDaf) and clitoris (AGDac) in 282 girls...
November 20, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155805/epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-community-acquired-and-hospital-acquired-acute-kidney-injury-in-children-and-adolescents
#18
Chien-Ning Hsu, Hsiao-Ling Chen, You-Lin Tain
BACKGROUND: Hospital-acquired acute kidney injury (HA-AKI) is associated with an increased risk of childhood mortality; however, only a few studies have addressed community-acquired AKI (CA-AKI). METHODS: AKI Network classification was used to assess community- and hospital-acquired AKI, 2010-2014. Patients with CA-AKI who were admitted to an inpatient setting were categorized as CAA-AKI. CANA-AKI was for CA-AKI not admitted to inpatient care. Epidemiology, factors associated with AKI, in-hospital outcomes were assessed for variation...
November 20, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155636/hepatic-imaging-in-neonates-and-young-infants-state-of-the-art
#19
Stephanie B Shamir, Jessica Kurian, Debora Kogan-Liberman, Benjamin H Taragin
Neonatal liver disease is an important source of morbidity in the pediatric population. The manifestation of liver disease in young infants may be different than in older patients, and there are a number of diagnoses that are unique to this age group. Familiarity with these entities is important as imaging plays a key role in the diagnostic workup, and prompt diagnosis is necessary to prevent complications. This article reviews the spectrum of liver pathologies that can manifest in the first 6 months of life and is intended to educate the general radiologist who may be faced with interpretation of neonatal liver imaging...
December 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155488/effectiveness-of-a-virtual-reality-intervention-to-minimize-pediatric-stress-and-pain-intensity-during-venipuncture
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Joanna Piskorz, Marcin Czub
PURPOSE: Virtual reality (VR) technology is an effective tool in treatment of acute pain. Numerous studies show the effectiveness of this method both in a clinical context and in the laboratory. However, research results on the effectiveness of VR in pediatric venipuncture pain is not conclusive-not all studies report the analgesic effect of VR. In addition to testing effectiveness of VR, we also assess the usability of a novel hands-free interface. DESIGN AND METHODS: Patients of paediatric nephrology clinic (N = 38; mean age 11 years, range 7-17) participated in a posttest only between group quasi-experimental study...
November 20, 2017: Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing: JSPN
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