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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030498/late-recanalization-of-basilar-artery-occlusion-in-a-previously-healthy-17-month-old-child
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D Andrew Wilkinson, Aditya S Pandey, Hugh J Garton, Luis Savastano, Julius Griauzde, Neeraj Chaudhary, Joseph J Gemmete
Endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke in children is increasingly being reported, although the time window for intervention is unclear. We describe a previously healthy 17-month-old child who presented with vertebral artery thrombosis and cerebellar stroke requiring posterior fossa decompression. She later progressed to basilar artery thrombosis treated with mechanical thrombectomy 50 hours after clinical decline. At 3 month follow-up, the patient had a modified Rankin Scale score of 0.
October 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030063/immediate-and-midterm-results-of-balloon-angioplasty-for-recurrent-aortic-coarctation-in-children-aged-1-year
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Bruno Lefort, Matthias Lachaud, Jean Marc El Arid, Paul Neville, Nathalie Soulé, Patrice Guérin, Alain Chantepie
BACKGROUND: Several publications have considered results of percutaneous angioplasty for aortic recoarctation, but none focused on procedures performed in children aged<1 year. AIMS: To describe the immediate and midterm results of balloon angioplasty for recoarctation before the age of 1 year, and to define the factors that might influence outcome. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data from 20 consecutive children undergoing percutaneous dilatation for aortic recoarctation before the age of 1 year in the University Hospitals of Tours and Nantes...
October 10, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029393/intermittent-treatment-with-farnesyltransferase-inhibitor-and-sulforaphane-improves-cellular-homeostasis-in-hutchinson-gilford-progeria-fibroblasts
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Diana Gabriel, Dinah Dorith Shafry, Leslie B Gordon, Karima Djabali
Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) is a rare genetic condition associated with mutations in the LMNA gene. This disease recapitulates some aspects of normal aging, such as hair loss, thin skin, joint stiffness, and atherosclerosis. The latter leads to heart attack or stroke that causes death at an average age of 14.6 years in children with HGPS. The typical LMNA mutation results in the production of a truncated prelamin A protein, progerin, that remains permanently farnesylated and abnormally associated with the nuclear envelope...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029180/cerebral-strokes-in-children-on-intracorporeal-ventricular-assist-devices-analysis-of-the-euromacs-registry
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Martin Schweiger, Oliver Miera, Theo M M H de By, Michael Hübler, Felix Berger, Mustafa Özbaran, Antonio Loforte, Burkhardt Seifert, Gaetano Gargiulo, Jan Gummert, Paul Mohacsi
OBJECTIVES: Little is known about cerebral strokes in paediatric patients supported by intracorporeal continuous-flow ventricular assist devices. METHODS: We retrospectively investigated patients younger than 19 years of age who were treated with an intracorporeal continuous-flow ventricular assist device in the European Registry for Patients with Mechanical Circulatory Support (EUROMACS) database. The patients were stratified by body surface area in Group 1 [<1...
September 25, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026617/cerebral-vasculitis-and-intracranial-multiple-aneurysms-in-a-child-with-lyme-neuroborreliosis
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Elisa Kortela, Jukka Hytönen, Jussi Numminen, Margit Overmyer, Harri Saxen, Jarmo Oksi
Introduction. Lyme borreliosis is a multisystem tick-borne disease caused by Borrelia burgdorferi. Neurological manifestations are reported in up to 15 % of adult patients with Lyme disease, while the frequency among children is higher. The most common manifestations are painful radiculopathy, facial nerve paresis and lymphocytic meningitis. Epileptic seizures and cerebral vasculitis with stroke or aneurysms are very rare complications. Case presentation. We describe a paediatric patient with sensorineural auditory dysfunction, headache, fatigue and epileptic seizures as sequelae of meningoencephalitis/Lyme neuroborreliosis (LNB) caused by B...
April 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026272/incidence-of-diabetes-mellitus-and-neoplasia-in-japanese-short-statured-children-treated-with-growth-hormone-in-the-genetics-and-neuroendocrinology-of-short-stature-international-study-genesis
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Susumu Yokoya, Tomonobu Hasegawa, Keiichi Ozono, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Susumu Kanzaki, Toshiaki Tanaka, Kazuo Chihara, Nan Jia, Christopher J Child, Katsuichiro Ihara, Jumpei Funai, Noriyuki Iwamoto, Yoshiki Seino
The primary goal of the Genetics and Neuroendocrinology of Short Stature International Study (GeNeSIS) was to assess the safety and effectiveness of Humatrope(®), a GH preparation, in the treatment of pediatric patients with short stature. We report our findings in the GH-treated Japanese pediatric population focusing on the incidence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) and occurrence of neoplasms. A total of 2,345 Japanese patients were assessed for safety. During a mean observation period of 3.2 yr, T2D occurred in 3 patients (0...
2017: Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology: Case Reports and Clinical Investigations: Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016331/determining-the-cause-of-death-mortality-surveillance-using-verbal-autopsy-in-indonesia
#7
Abdul Wahab, Ifta Choiriyyah, Siswanto Agus Wilopo
In the absence of a vital registration and health information systems, Indonesia does not have complete, accurate, and continuous data to summarize the mortality statistics of the population, nor determine the exact cause of death. Verbal autopsies performed in a community-based mortality surveillance have been used to provide information on the cause of deaths in such context. However, physician review of verbal autopsy can be expensive, time-consuming, and give inconsistent results, raising concern about its reliability...
October 9, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994623/exploring-functional-outcomes-and-allied-health-staffing-levels-in-an-inpatient-paediatric-rehabilitation-unit
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Penelope J Ireland, Amanda Francis, Shani Jackman, Kim McLennan
PURPOSE: This study provides data from a paediatric tertiary hospital on the length of stay, functional improvement and allied health workload for children and adolescents on active inpatient rehabilitation programs. METHODS: An audit was conducted of records of patients managed through an inpatient rehabilitation program at a 359 bed tertiary children's hospital in Brisbane, Australia between December 2014 and December 2015. Data relating to diagnosis, length of stay, functional change, occasions of allied health service and hours of patient attributable allied health professional time were collected...
October 10, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991830/development-and-validation-of-an-empiric-tool-to-predict-favorable-neurologic-outcomes-among-picu-patients
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Punkaj Gupta, Mallikarjuna Rettiganti, Jeffrey M Gossett, Jennifer Daufeldt, Tom B Rice, Randall C Wetzel
OBJECTIVES: To create a novel tool to predict favorable neurologic outcomes during ICU stay among children with critical illness. DESIGN: Logistic regression models using adaptive lasso methodology were used to identify independent factors associated with favorable neurologic outcomes. A mixed effects logistic regression model was used to create the final prediction model including all predictors selected from the lasso model. Model validation was performed using a 10-fold internal cross-validation approach...
October 6, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985849/treating-a-20-mm-hg-gradient-alleviates-myocardial-hypertrophy-in-experimental-aortic-coarctation
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David C Wendell, Ingeborg Friehs, Margaret M Samyn, Leanne M Harmann, John F LaDisa
BACKGROUND: Children with coarctation of the aorta (CoA) can have a hyperdynamic and remodeled left ventricle (LV) from increased afterload. Literature from an experimental model suggests the putative 20 mm Hg blood pressure gradient (BPG) treatment guideline frequently implemented in CoA studies may permit irreversible vascular changes. LV remodeling from pressure overload has been studied, but data are limited following correction and using a clinically representative BPG. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rabbits underwent CoA at 10 weeks to induce a 20 mm Hg BPG using permanent or dissolvable suture thereby replicating untreated and corrected CoA, respectively...
October 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985200/cellular-therapy-for-traumatic-neurological-injury
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REVIEW
Charles S Cox
Neurological injury is the primary lethal mechanism of injury in children, and the primary etiology of long-term disability after trauma. Laboratories and clinical/translational teams have sought to develop stem/progenitor cell therapies to improve recovery in a clinical setting in which there is no significant reparative option. While none of these treatments are currently standard therapeutics, Phase 2b clinical trials are underway in both adults and children in severe traumatic brain injury and Phase 1/2a trials in spinal cord injury...
October 6, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983775/deficiency-of-adenosine-deaminase-2-dada2-an-inherited-cause-of-polyarteritis-nodosa-and-a-mimic-of-other-systemic-rheumatologic-disorders
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REVIEW
Hasan Hashem, Susan J Kelly, Nancy J Ganson, Michael S Hershfield
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: A new autoinflammatory disease, deficiency of adenosine deaminase 2 (DADA2), caused by mutations in the CECR1 gene, was first reported in 2014. This review aims to update progress in defining, treating, and understanding this multi-faceted disorder. RECENT FINDINGS: DADA2 was first described in patients with systemic inflammation, mild immune deficiency, and vasculopathy manifested as recurrent stroke or polyarteritis nodosa (PAN). More than 125 patients have now been reported, and the phenotype has expanded to include children and adults presenting primarily with pure red cell aplasia (PRCA), or with antibody deficiency...
October 5, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982789/endovascular-treatment-of-vein-of-galen-malformations-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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W Brinjikji, T Krings, M H Murad, A Rouchaud, D Meila
BACKGROUND: Outcomes after endovascular embolization of vein of Galen malformations remain relatively poorly described. PURPOSE: We performed a systematic review of the literature to determine outcomes and predictors of good outcomes following endovascular treatment of vein of Galen malformations. DATA SOURCES: We used Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid Embase, and the Web of Science. STUDY SELECTION: Our study consisted of all case series with ≥4 patients receiving endovascular treatment of vein of Galen malformations published through January 2017...
October 5, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982784/clinical-and-imaging-characteristics-of-arteriopathy-subtypes-in-children-with-arterial-ischemic-stroke-results-of-the-vips-study
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M Wintermark, N K Hills, G A DeVeber, A J Barkovich, T J Bernard, N R Friedman, M T Mackay, A Kirton, G Zhu, C Leiva-Salinas, Q Hou, H J Fullerton
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Childhood arteriopathies are rare but heterogenous, and difficult to diagnose and classify, especially by nonexperts. We quantified clinical and imaging characteristics associated with childhood arteriopathy subtypes to facilitate their diagnosis and classification in research and clinical settings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Vascular Effects of Infection in Pediatric Stroke (VIPS) study prospectively enrolled 355 children with arterial ischemic stroke (2010-2014)...
October 5, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969690/the-quality-of-medical-death-certification-of-cause-of-death-in-hospitals-in-rural-bangladesh-impact-of-introducing-the-international-form-of-medical-certificate-of-cause-of-death
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Riley H Hazard, Hafizur Rahman Chowdhury, Tim Adair, Adnan Ansar, A M Quaiyum Rahman, Saidul Alam, Nurul Alam, Rasika Rampatige, Peter Kim Streatfield, Ian Douglas Riley, Alan D Lopez
BACKGROUND: Accurate and timely data on cause of death are critically important for guiding health programs and policies. Deaths certified by doctors are implicitly considered to be reliable and accurate, yet the quality of information provided in the international Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD) usually varies according to the personnel involved in certification, the diagnostic capacity of the hospital, and the category of hospitals. There are no published studies that have analysed how certifying doctors in Bangladesh adhere to international rules when completing the MCCD or have assessed the quality of clinical record keeping...
October 2, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959488/review-of-acute-ischaemic-stroke-in-pakistan-progress-in-management-and-future-perspectives
#16
REVIEW
Ali Zohair Nomani, Sumaira Nabi, Mazhar Badshah, Shahzad Ahmed
Ischaemic stroke is a major cause of neurological morbidity and mortality. The objective of this review article is to summarise facts pertaining to acute ischaemic stroke and its various aspects in a developing country like Pakistan, where resources are limited and the healthcare system is underdeveloped. No large-scale epidemiological studies are available to determine the true incidence of stroke in Pakistan. We reviewed the available literature on stroke from Pakistan and through this article we primarily aim to present the current acute ischaemic stroke management in Pakistan in juxtaposition to that of the developed world...
March 2017: Stroke and Vascular Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958737/changes-in-spectroscopic-biomarkers-after-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-in-children-with-perinatal-stroke
#17
Helen L Carlson, Patrick Ciechanski, Ashley D Harris, Frank P MacMaster, Adam Kirton
BACKGROUND: Perinatal stroke causes lifelong motor disability, affecting independence and quality of life. Non-invasive neuromodulation interventions such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) combined with intensive therapy may improve motor function in adult stroke hemiparesis but is under-explored in children. Measuring cortical metabolites with proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) can inform cortical neurobiology in perinatal stroke but how these change with neuromodulation is yet to be explored...
September 13, 2017: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950335/3d-echocardiographic-evaluation-of-right-ventricular-function-and-strain-a-prognostic-study-in-paediatric-pulmonary-hypertension
#18
Pei-Ni Jone, Michal Schäfer, Zhaoxing Pan, Carlie Bremen, D Dunbar Ivy
Aims: To evaluate right ventricular functional indices using 3D echocardiography (3DE) between normal children and paediatric pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients, and to evaluate these indices as outcome predictors in children with PH. Methods and results: Ninety-six paediatric PH patients from 2014 to 2016 were compared with 40 normal controls. All patients underwent 3DE and off-line analysis generated 3D end-diastolic volume, 3D end-systolic volume, 3D stroke volume, 3D right ventricular (RV) ejection fraction (EF), RV longitudinal strain (LS) free wall and septum, tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE), and fractional area change (FAC)...
August 25, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946157/duplex-sonographic-diagnosis-of-perinatal-hemorrhagic-stroke
#19
Karl-Heinz Deeg
Children are particularly at risk for stroke in the neonatal period. Neonatal hemorrhagic stroke is rarer than ischemic stroke. The incidence is 40.7/100 000 live births. Hemorrhagic stroke is caused by a disruption in venous drainage usually due to local thrombosis. As a result of the nonspecific clinical symptoms in this age group, diagnosis is usually made too late. The only relatively specific symptom is a cerebral seizure during the first week of life. Therefore, stroke should be ruled out by diagnostic imaging in the case of any seizure in the first days of life...
October 2017: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927641/gentle-touch-perception-from-early-childhood-to-adolescence
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Ilona Croy, Isac Sehlstedt, Helena Backlund Wasling, Rochelle Ackerley, Håkan Olausson
Affective touch plays an important role in children's social interaction and is involved in shaping the development of the social brain. The positive affective component of touch is thought to be conveyed via a group of unmyelinated, low-threshold mechanoreceptive afferents, known as C-tactile fibers that are optimally activated by gentle, slow, stroking touch. Touch targeting these C-tactile fibers has been shown to decrease the heart rate in infants. The current study investigated the relationship between age and psychophysical ratings in response to affective touch...
August 18, 2017: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
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