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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908536/the-sensitivity-and-negative-predictive-value-of-a-pediatric-cervical-spine-clearance-algorithm-that-minimizes-computerized-tomography
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Mary Arbuthnot, David P Mooney
BACKGROUND: It is crucial to identify cervical spine injuries while minimizing ionizing radiation. This study analyzes the sensitivity and negative predictive value of a pediatric cervical spine clearance algorithm. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of all children <21years old who were admitted following blunt trauma and underwent cervical spine clearance utilizing our institution's cervical spine clearance algorithm over a 10-year period. Age, gender, International Classification of Diseases 9th Edition diagnosis codes, presence or absence of cervical collar on arrival, Injury Severity Score, and type of cervical spine imaging obtained were extracted from the trauma registry and electronic medical record...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902671/prehospital-transport-for-pediatric-trauma-a-comparison-of-private-transport-and-emergency-medical-services
#2
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/27898626/dental-trauma-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department-referral-center
#3
Emily Hall, Patricia Hickey, Thuy Nguyen-Tran, Jeff Louie
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to describe dental and associated oral injuries in a pediatric population that presents to an emergency department. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study and identified children from January 2007 to September 2011. Charts were reviewed for any subject, age from newborn to younger than 19 years, based on International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision codes for any dental or oral injury. Data abstraction included demographics, time of day of presentation, location and identification of tooth (s) injured, management, and disposition...
December 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894835/reducing-resource-utilization-during-non-operative-treatment-of-pediatric-proximal-humerus-fractures
#4
A Z Gladstein, A T Schade, A W Howard, M W Camp
INTRODUCTION: The majority of proximal humeral fractures in the skeletally immature are treated non-operatively. Operative indications vary but are largely based on degree of displacement. Non-union is rare. Non-operatively treated fractures are typically monitored radiographically to assess healing. HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesize that the decision to treat fractures operatively is made at the time of first imaging and that follow-up X-rays do not lead to a change in management...
November 25, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893637/timing-of-presentation-of-pediatric-compartment-syndrome-and-its-microsurgical-implication-a-retrospective-review
#5
Natalia I Ziolkowski, Leanne Zive, Emily Ho, Ronald Zuker
BACKGROUND: Forearm compartment syndrome in the pediatric population can lead to severe functional disability. Although it is known that earlier presentation with decompression leads to better outcomes, it is not known when presentation post-injury leads to significant loss of function requiring microsurgical intervention. AIM: To describe the rate of microsurgical reconstruction after forearm compartment syndrome in pediatric patients as related to timing of presentation...
November 21, 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889724/phenotype-of-dent-disease-in-a-cohort-of-indian-children
#6
Swati Bhardwaj, Ranjeet Thergaonkar, Aditi Sinha, Pankaj Hari, Cheong Hi, Arvind Bagga
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical and genotypic features of Dent disease in children diagnosed at our center over a period of 10 years. DESIGN: Case series. SETTING: Pediatric Nephrology Clinic at a referral center in Northern India. METHODS: The medical records of patients with Dent disease diagnosed and followed up at this hospital from June 2005 to April 2015 were reviewed. The diagnosis of Dent disease was based on presence of all three of the following: (i) low molecular weight proteinuria, (ii) hypercalciuria and (iii) one of the following: nephrolithiasis, hematuria, hypophosphatemia or renal insufficiency, with or without mutation in CLCN5 or OCRL1 genes...
November 15, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886872/pediatric-thoracolumbar-spine-trauma
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Visish Srinivasan, Andrew Jea
This article reviews thoracolumbar injury patterns that may be seen in children. Although much of the management of these injuries has been extrapolated from the adult literature, unique surgical and nonsurgical considerations in treating children with thoracolumbar spine fractures are discussed. In conclusion, most children achieve satisfactory outcomes in long-term follow-up after healing.
January 2017: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882811/the-ao-pediatric-comprehensive-classification-of-long-bone-fractures-pccf-part-ii
#8
Alexander Joeris, Nicolas Lutz, Andrea Blumenthal, Theddy Slongo, Laurent Audigé
Background and purpose - To achieve a common understanding when dealing with long bone fractures in children, the AO Pediatric Comprehensive Classification of Long Bone Fractures (AO PCCF) was introduced in 2007. As part of its final validation, we present the most relevant fracture patterns in the lower extremities of a representative population of children classified according to the PCCF. Patients and methods - We included patients up to the age of 17 who were diagnosed with 1 or more long bone fractures between January 2009 and December 2011 at either of 2 tertiary care university hospitals in Switzerland...
November 24, 2016: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882802/the-ao-pediatric-comprehensive-classification-of-long-bone-fractures-pccf-part-i
#9
Alexander Joeris, Nicolas Lutz, Andrea Blumenthal, Theddy Slongo, Laurent Audigé
Background and purpose - To achieve a common understanding when dealing with long bone fractures in children, the AO Pediatric Comprehensive Classification of Long Bone Fractures (AO PCCF) was introduced in 2007. As part of its final validation, we present the most relevant fracture patterns in the upper extremities of a representative population of children classified according to the PCCF. Patients and methods - We included children and adolescents (0-17 years old) diagnosed with 1 or more long bone fractures between January 2009 and December 2011 at the university hospitals in Bern and Lausanne (Switzerland)...
November 24, 2016: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870687/when-is-it-ok-to-use-a-splint-versus-cast-and-what-remodeling-can-one-expect-for-common-pediatric-forearm-fractures
#10
Robert S Runyon, Shevaun M Doyle
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of common pediatric forearm fractures, clarify the descriptions used to identify and thereby appropriately treat them with a splint or cast, and explain osseous remodeling that is unique to the skeletally immature. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent literature addresses the gap in standard treatment protocols. There is variability in the management of pediatric forearm fractures because of the multiple subspecialty physicians that care for children's fractures and a lack of well established guidelines...
November 18, 2016: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861213/what-s-new-in-pediatric-medial-epicondyle-fractures
#11
Jennifer J Beck, Richard E Bowen, Mauricio Silva
BACKGROUND: Medial epicondyle fractures are predominantly seen in adolescent, male patients. Historically, nonoperative intervention was the mainstay of treatment. With increasing upper extremity demands of young athletes and reports of valgus instability after nonoperative treatment, there has been an increased interest in operative indications. Controversy regarding proper imaging and measurement of displacement complicates decision-making algorithms. Review of recent literature is required for improved decision making...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861209/comparison-of-percutaneous-reduction-and-pin-fixation-in-acute-and-chronic-pediatric-mallet-fractures
#12
Manoj Reddy, Christine A Ho
BACKGROUND: Although pediatric mallet fractures are more common than adult fractures, no techniques have focused on surgical fixation of pediatric mallet fractures. This study aims to describe the technique and results of percutaneous reduction and fixation in acute and chronic pediatric mallet fractures. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of 51 pediatric mallet fractures treated with percutaneous wire fixation from 2007 to 2014; 38 were acute fractures and 13 were chronic (>4 wk from injury)...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851666/factors-associated-with-nonaccidental-trauma-evaluation-among-patients-below-36-months-old-presenting-with-femur-fractures-at-a-level-1-pediatric-trauma-center
#13
Allison M Blatz, Catherine W Gillespie, Arielle Katcher, Allison Matthews, Matthew E Oetgen
BACKGROUND: In 2009, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons published clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) on the treatment of pediatric diaphyseal femur fractures, which recommended a nonaccidental trauma (NAT) evaluation for all patients below 36 months of age. A recent study of these guidelines found <50% clinical compliance with this treatment recommendation. We aimed to identify areas for improvement in compliance with this guideline. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of all patients presenting to a single pediatric tertiary care hospital with a diaphyseal femur fracture from January 2007 to June 2013 who were below 36 months old...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826610/identification-of-long-bone-fractures-in-radiology-reports-using-natural-language-processing-to-support-healthcare-quality-improvement
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Robert W Grundmeier, Aaron J Masino, T Charles Casper, Jonathan M Dean, Jamie Bell, Rene Enriquez, Sara Deakyne, James M Chamberlain, Elizabeth R Alpern
BACKGROUND: Important information to support healthcare quality improvement is often recorded in free text documents such as radiology reports. Natural language processing (NLP) methods may help extract this information, but these methods have rarely been applied outside the research laboratories where they were developed. OBJECTIVE: To implement and validate NLP tools to identify long bone fractures for pediatric emergency medicine quality improvement. METHODS: Using freely available statistical software packages, we implemented NLP methods to identify long bone fractures from radiology reports...
November 9, 2016: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824796/the-use-of-a-transolecranon-pin-in-the-treatment-of-pediatric-flexion-type-supracondylar-humerus-fractures
#15
Brandon M Green, Joseph D Stone, Robert W Bruce, Nicholas D Fletcher
BACKGROUND: Flexion-type supracondylar humerus fractures are much more uncommon than their extension-type counterparts. Instability in elbow flexion renders traditional closed techniques inadequate and often results in the need for open reduction. We present a simple technique for closed reduction using a transolecranon pin for temporary stability. METHODS: A retrospective review of 9 patients treated with a transolecranon pin technique for a flexion-type supracondylar humerus fracture was performed...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824794/balloon-kyphoplasty-for-managing-intractable-pain-in-pediatric-pathologic-vertebral-fractures
#16
Jane S Hoashi, Stefanie M Thomas, Ryan C Goodwin, David P Gurd, Rabi Hanna, Thomas E Kuivila
BACKGROUND: Vertebral compression fractures are a common result of osteoporosis and osteopenia secondary to steroid use and chemotherapy treatment. Balloon kyphoplasty is a treatment option with good to excellent results well described in adults. Although a few recent studies have been published regarding the use of kyphoplasty in children, no formal indication exists for the pediatric population. The purpose of this study is to describe the outcomes of 3 chronically ill children with intractable pain from vertebral compression fractures, managed with kyphoplasty...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824793/extensor-tendon-injury-associated-with-dorsal-entry-flexible-nailing-of-radial-shaft-fractures-in-children-a-report-of-5-new-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Hamadi A Murphy, Viral V Jain, Shital N Parikh, Eric J Wall, Roger Cornwall, Charles T Mehlman
BACKGROUND: Extensor pollicis longus (EPL) tendon injury following the dorsal approach to elastic stable intramedullary nailing (ESIN) of the radius has been reported in a growing number of cases in the literature. This study includes 5 new cases from our institution as well as a comprehensive review of previously reported cases from the literature. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of all patients undergoing ESIN between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2013 at our institution...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813341/pharmacological-and-biological-therapeutic-strategies-for-osteogenesis-imperfecta
#18
Ronit Marom, Yi-Chien Lee, Ingo Grafe, Brendan Lee
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a connective tissue disorder characterized by bone fragility, low bone mass, and bone deformities. The majority of cases are caused by autosomal dominant pathogenic variants in the COL1A1 and COL1A2 genes that encode type I collagen, the major component of the bone matrix. The remaining cases are caused by autosomal recessively or dominantly inherited mutations in genes that are involved in the post-translational modification of type I collagen, act as type I collagen chaperones, or are members of the signaling pathways that regulate bone homeostasis...
November 3, 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part C, Seminars in Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811514/overuse-injuries-in-the-pediatric-population
#19
Mark Wu, Ryan Fallon, Benton E Heyworth
Athletic overuse injuries are becoming an increasingly common entity in the active pediatric population. The prevalence of these injuries may be attributed to the combination of an underdeveloped musculoskeletal system, increased participation in competitive sport at a younger age, and increased duration and intensity of training. Many of these injuries may go unreported and/or undiagnosed, as they do not all result in time lost from sports, and are not always appreciated on imaging. Left unrecognized, untreated, or poorly managed, overuse injuries can have long-term health consequences for young athletes...
December 2016: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798980/late-pediatric-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-failures-a-singapore-tertiary-institution-s-experience
#20
Lester Lee, Sharon Low, David Low, Lee Ping Ng, Colum Nolan, Wan Tew Seow
OBJECTIVE The introduction of ventriculoperitoneal shunts changed the way hydrocephalus was treated. Whereas much is known about the causes of shunt failure in the first few years, there is a paucity of data in the literature regarding the cause of late shunt failures. The authors conducted a study to find out the different causes of late shunt failures in their institution. METHODS A 10-year retrospective study of all the patients who were treated in the authors' hospital between 2006 and 2015 was conducted...
November 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
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