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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523127/high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-hifu-ablation-of-benign-thyroid-nodules-a-systematic-review
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Brian Hung-Hin Lang, Arnold L H Wu
BACKGROUND: With an increasing number of imaging studies being done nowadays, the number of incidentally discovered thyroid nodules is expected to rise. Although many of these nodules are small and benign in nature, some do grow and may cause pressure and/or thyrotoxic symptoms. Surgical resection has traditionally been recommended for symptomatic nodules but is associated with risk of hypothyroidism, bleeding, infection, and nerve damage. High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is one of the non-surgical thermal ablation techniques that may serve as an alternative in the treatment of benign thyroid nodules...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516078/subependymal-giant-cell-astrocytoma-presenting-with-tumoral-bleeding-a-case-report
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Jae-Young Kim, Tae-Young Jung, Kyung-Hwa Lee, Seul-Kee Kim
We report a rare case of subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA) associated with tumoral bleeding in a pediatric patient without tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). A 10-year-old girl presented with a 2-week history of an increasingly aggravating headache. Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed an approximately 3.6-cm, well-defined, heterogeneously enhancing mass with multistage hemorrhages on the right-sided foramen of Monro. The tumor was completely resected using a transcallosal approach. Intraoperatively, the mass presented as a gray-colored firm tumor associated with acute and subacute hemorrhages...
April 2017: Brain Tumor Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502828/premature-ovarian-insufficiency-an-adolescent-series
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Kallirroi Chaloutsou, Pantelis Aggelidis, Andreas Pampanos, Eleni Theochari, Lina Michala
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To study the presentation and causes of premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) in adolescents DESIGN: Retrospective notes review SETTING: Tertiary Referral Outpatient clinic for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology PARTICIPANTS: Adolescents with POI INTERVENTIONS: Standard POI evaluation MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Age and clinical symptoms at presentation, causative factor for POI, if identified. RESULTS: We identified 22 girls with POI, with a mean age of 15...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501899/is-there-a-july-effect-in-pediatric-neurosurgery
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Yimo Lin, Rory R Mayer, Terence Verla, Jeffrey S Raskin, Sandi Lam
PURPOSE: The belief that July, when resident physicians' training year begins, may be associated with increased risk of patient morbidity and mortality is known as the "July effect." This study aimed to compare complication rates after pediatric neurosurgical procedures in the first versus last academic quarters in two national datasets. METHODS: Data were extracted from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatrics (NSQIP-P) database for year 2012 for 30-day complication events and the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) for year 2012 for in-hospital complication events after pediatric neurosurgical procedures...
May 13, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494056/comparison-of-automated-posttonsillectomy-bleed-capture-with-self-report
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D Ryan Phillips, Susan E Ellsperman, Bruce H Matt, Ben L Zarzaur
Importance: Tonsillectomy is one of the most common procedures performed by otolaryngologists and is associated with postoperative bleeding. Bleed rates are usually monitored by self-report. Objective: To evaluate whether using automated capture and reporting of pediatric posttonsillectomy bleeding is feasible and accurate compared with traditional self-reporting by the surgical team. Design, Setting, and Participants: An automated complication-reporting algorithm was designed to query the local health information exchange and then tested against self-reported tonsillectomy complication data collected from January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2015, at a tertiary pediatric hospital...
May 11, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490156/multiloculated-hydrocephalus-open-craniotomy-or-endoscopy
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REVIEW
Yun Ho Lee, Young Sub Kwon, Kook Hee Yang
Multiloculated hydrocephalus (MLH) is a condition in which patients have multiple, separate abnormal cerebrospinal fluid collections with no communication between them. Despite technical advancements in pediatric neurosurgery, neurological outcomes are poor in these patients and the approach to this pathology remains problematic especially given individual anatomic complexity and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) hydrodynamics. A uniform surgical strategy has not yet been developed. Current treatment options for MLH are microsurgical fenestration of separate compartments by open craniotomy or endoscopy, shunt surgery in which multiple catheters are placed in the compartments, and combinations of these modalities...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487619/one-step-minilaparotomy-assisted-transmesenteric-portal-vein-recanalization-combined-with-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-placement-a-novel-surgical-proposal-in-pediatrics
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Gloria Pelizzo, Pietro Quaretti, Lorenzo Paolo Moramarco, Riccardo Corti, Marcello Maestri, Giulio Iacob, Valeria Calcaterra
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement is a standard procedure for the treatment of portal hypertension complications. When this conventional approach is not feasible, alternative procedures for systemic diversion of portal blood have been proposed. A one-step interventional approach, combining minilaparotomy-assisted transmesenteric (MAT) antegrade portal recanalization and TIPS, is described in an adolescent with recurrent esophageal varice bleeding and portal cavernoma (PC). A 16-year-old girl was admitted to our Unit because of repeated bleeding episodes over a short period of time due to esophageal varices in the context of a PC...
April 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485045/performance-and-safety-of-femoral-central-venous-catheters-in-pediatric-autologous-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-collection
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Laura Cooling, Sandra Hoffmann, Dawn Webb, Chisa Yamada, Robertson Davenport, Sung Won Choi
INTRODUCTION: Autologous peripheral blood hematopoietic progenitor cell collection (A-HPCC) in children typically requires placement of a central venous catheter (CVC) for venous access. There is scant published data regarding the performance and safety of femoral CVCs in pediatric A-HPCC. METHODS: Seven-year, retrospective study of A-HPCC in pediatric patients collected between 2009 and January 2017. Inclusion criteria were an age ≥ 21 years and A-HPCC using a femoral CVC for venous access...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480115/-foreign-accent-syndrome-after-aneurysmal-disappearance-due-to-avm-treatment
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Fidel Sosa, Jorge Bustamante, Facundo Rodríguez, Romina Argañaraz, Pablo Rubino, Jorge Lambre
INTRODUCTION: Aneurysms associated with arteriovenous malformations (AVM) are vascular lesions are usually found in up to 15% of cases, increasing the overall risk of bleeding. The behavior against associated aneurysms is dichotomous while there are reports of disappearance of the same after the removal of the AVM; other items emphasize early treatment. Foreign accent syndrome is a rare neurological disorder in which the patient speaks his mother language as would a foreigner and sounds as foreign "accent" to native listeners...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477259/measuring-hemoglobin-prior-to-early-discharge-without-routine-surveillance-ultrasound-after-percutaneous-native-renal-biopsy-in-children
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Prakash Muthusami, Sunit Sunder, Claire Gallibois, Evan Kitamura, Dimitri Parra, Joao Amaral, Phillip John, Damien Noone, Bairbre Connolly
BACKGROUND: We aimed to evaluate the role of post-procedural hemoglobin (hb), without pre-discharge ultrasound (US), after US-guided renal biopsy in children. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of consecutive outpatient native kidney biopsies over an 8-year period. Procedures were performed under real-time US guidance. Data collected included number of passes, presence and size of perinephric hematoma, age, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure (BP), fasting status, hb and platelets...
May 5, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473166/pediatric-cotton-tip-applicator-related-ear-injury-treated-in-united-states-emergency-departments-1990-2010
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Zeenath S Ameen, Thiphalak Chounthirath, Gary A Smith, Kris R Jatana
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the characteristics of children with cotton-tip applicator (CTA)-related ear injuries. STUDY DESIGN: Data on CTA-related ear injuries among children presenting to US emergency departments (EDs) from 1990 through 2010 were obtained from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System. RESULTS: Between 1990 and 2010, an estimated 263 338 children aged <18 years were treated for CTA-related ear injuries in US hospital EDs...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471905/predictive-variables-for-abnormal-comprehensive-metabolic-panel-testing-and-potential-cost-savings-in-children-receiving-pediatric-emergency-department-care
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Matthew David Huckaby, Shayla Freeman, Christopher Thurmond, Matthew Cooper, Joseph D Losek
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine variables predictive of abnormal comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) results in pediatric emergency department (PED) patients and the potential cost savings of a basic metabolic panel (BMP) versus a CMP. METHODS: This is a retrospective cross-sectional descriptive study of children (<18 y) at an urban academic PED (annual census, 22,000). Clinical data included 12 clinical variables: right upper quadrant pain, overdose, emesis, liver disorder, malignancy, heart disease, bleeding disorder, jaundice, right upper quadrant tenderness, hepatomegaly, ascites/peripheral edema and shock, and the liver function test (LFT) results not in a BMP (alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase, total bilirubin, total protein, and albumin)...
May 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466615/angiographic-embolization-in-pediatric-abdominal-trauma
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Yechiel Sweed, Jonathan Singer-Jordan, Sorin Papura, Norman Loberant, Alon Yulevich
BACKGROUND: Trauma is the leading cause of childhood morbidity and mortality. Abdominal bleeding is one of the common causes of mortality due to trauma. Angiography and embolization are well recognized as the primary treatments in certain cases of acute traumatic hemorrhage in adults; however, evidence is lacking in the pediatric population. OBJECTIVES: To assess the safety and efficacy of transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) for blunt and penetrating abdominal and pelvic trauma in the pediatric age group...
November 2016: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453185/generation-and-optimization-of-the-self-administered-pediatric-bleeding-questionnaire-and-its-validation-as-a-screening-tool-for-von-willebrand-disease
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Lara J Casey, Angie Tuttle, Julie Grabell, Wilma Hopman, Paul C Moorehead, Victor S Blanchette, John K Wu, MacGregor Steele, Robert J Klaassen, Mariana Silva, Margaret L Rand, Paula D James
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to generate, optimize, and validate a self-administered pediatric bleeding questionnaire (Self-PBQ) as a screening tool for von Willebrand disease (VWD) in children referred to the hematology clinic for the first time. STUDY DESIGN: The Self-PBQ was generated by combining the validated expert-administered PBQ and the International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (ISTH) bleeding assessment tool (BAT). Medical terminology was translated into lay language requiring a grade 4 reading level...
April 28, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449710/effects-of-colloid-pre-loading-on-thromboelastography-during-elective-intracranial-tumor-surgery-in-pediatric-patients-hydroxyethyl-starch-130-0-4-versus-5-human-albumin
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Yuanzhi Peng, Jianer Du, Xuan Zhao, Xueyin Shi, Yingwei Wang
BACKGROUND: Volume replacement therapy with colloid is still worth studying in major pediatric surgery with potential risk of bleeding. This study assessed the effects of 6% hydroxyethyl starch (HES) 130/0.4 and 5% Human Albumin (HA) on coagulation tested by thromboelastography (TEG) during elective intracranial tumor surgery in pediatric patients. METHODS: In this randomized controlled trial, 60 patients undergoing intracranial tumor resection under general anesthesia were assigned to HES and HA groups (n = 30), and administered preloads of 20 mL · kg(-1) HES 130/0...
April 27, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449284/pediatric-melanoma
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REVIEW
Christina Stefanaki, Leonidas Chardalias, Efthymia Soura, Alexandra Katsarou, Alexander Stratigos
Pediatric melanoma, although rare, is the most common skin cancer in children. Our current knowledge on pediatric melanoma incidence trends is expanding, as several studies have addressed this issue with conflicting results. Known risk factors for pediatric melanoma include family history of melanoma, a previous history of malignancy, large congenital nevi, numerous melanocytic nevi, sunburns, increased UV exposure and a sun-sensitive phenotype. In younger children melanoma more often presents with atypical features, such as a changing, amelanotic or uniformly colored, often bleeding lesion, not fulfilling in most cases the conventional ABCDE criteria...
April 27, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444452/ebola-virus-disease-in-children-during-the-2014-2015-epidemic-in-guinea-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Mahamoud Sama Chérif, Nut Koonrungsesomboon, Diénaba Kassé, Sékou Ditinn Cissé, Saliou Bella Diallo, Fatoumata Chérif, Facély Camara, Alpha Koné, Eleonor Fundan Avenido, Mandiou Diakité, Mamadou Pathé Diallo, Edouard Le Gall, Mohamed Cissé, Juntra Karbwang, Kenji Hirayama
The most recent epidemic of Ebola virus disease (EVD) has resulted in more than 11,000 deaths in West Africa. It has threatened child health in the affected countries, including Guinea. This nationwide retrospective cohort study included all children under 20 years of age with laboratory-confirmed EVD in Guinea during the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak for analysis. Of 8,448 children with probable or suspected EVD, 695 cases were laboratory-confirmed EVD. The overall case fatality rate (CFR) was 62.9%. Pediatric patients with younger age had a significantly higher rate of death (adjusted OR = 0...
April 25, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440981/-leading-causes-of-death-during-the-induction-therapy-in-pediatric-patients-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Máximo Aguilar-Hernández, Gabriela Fernández-Castillo, Nora Nancy Núñez-Villegas, Ruy Xavier Pérez-Casillas, Juan Carlos Núñez-Enríquez
BACKGROUND: Leukemias are the leading cause of childhood cancer. In most developed countries 1-2% of patients die during remission induction; however, in developing countries, this figure is higher and the causes of death apparently vary among the populations studied. The aim was to determine the cause of death during remission induction in pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in the hospital "Dr. Gaudencio González Garza" of Centro Médico Nacional La Raza from January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2014...
May 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437292/use-of-electronic-consultation-system-to-improve-access-to-care-in-pediatric-hematology-oncology
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Donna L Johnston, Kimmo Murto, Julia Kurzawa, Clare Liddy, Erin Keely, Lillian Lai
BACKGROUND: Electronic consultations (eConsult) allow for communication between primary care providers and specialists in an asynchronous manner. This study examined provider satisfaction, topics of interest, and efficiency of eConsult in pediatric hematology/oncology in Ottawa, Canada. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional assessment of all eConsult cases directed to pediatric hematology/oncology specialists using the Champlain BASE (Building Access to Specialists through eConsultation) eConsult service from June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2016...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435651/a-pediatric-case-of-meckel-diverticulum-with-uncommon-presentation-showing-no-lower-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Sanaz Mehrabani, Soheil Osia
Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is the most common congenital abnormality of the gastrointestinal tract. Painless intestinal hemorrhage is a frequently occurring complication that relates to MD in children. Bowel obstruction is a rare complication of MD in children. We report on the case of a four-year old male child who presented with abdominal pain and hematemesis. Finally, bowel obstruction due to MD was confirmed at surgery.
March 22, 2017: Pediatric Reports
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