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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436549/atrial-undersensing-secondary-to-quiet-timer-blanking-in-pediatric-and-congenital-heart-disease-patients
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Johannes C von Alvensleben, Michael Schaffer, Caitlin Brateng, Kathryn K Collins
BACKGROUND: Atrial undersensing despite normal atrial lead parameters and high amplitude electrograms has been described in adult patients as a consequence of atrial amplifier saturation. Repetitive inputs cause amplifier ringing and undersensing occurs as consequence of quiet timer blanking. High amplitude ventricular electrograms can also result in atrial blanking secondary to cross chamber effect. This has not been described in pediatric patients or epicardial pacing systems and specific risk factors are not known...
April 24, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399118/feasibility-and-physiological-effects-of-non-invasive-neurally-adjusted-ventilatory-assist-niv-nava-in-preterm-infants
#2
Christopher Gibu, Phillip Cheng, Raymond J Ward, Benjamin Castro, Gregory P Heldt
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive Neurally Adjusted Ventilator Assist (NIV-NAVA) was introduced to our clinical practice via a pilot and a randomized observational study to assess its safety, feasibility, and short term physiological effects. METHODS: The pilot protocol applied NIV-NAVA to 11 infants on nasal CPAP, high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC), or nasal IMV (NIMV), in multiple 2-4 h periods of NIV-NAVA for comparison. This provided the necessary data to design a randomized, controlled observational cross-over study in 8 additional infants to compare the physiological effects of NIV-NAVA to NIMV during 2-hour steady state conditions...
April 11, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376078/the-expression-of-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-axis-components-in-infantile-hemangioma-tissue-and-the-impact-of-propranolol-treatment
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James R Dornhoffer, Ting Wei, Haihong Zhang, Emily Miller, Mario Cleves, Gresham T Richter
BACKGROUND: Propranolol's mechanism of action for controlling infantile hemangioma (IH) remains unclear. We hypothesize that this non-selective beta antagonist downregulates Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone (RAA) axis components, preventing angiogenic substrate induction of IH. METHODS: IH tissue and serum were collected from children with propranolol-treated or untreated IHs during surgery. Patients' normal skin and serum from demographically matched children were used as controls...
April 4, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365895/does-proton-therapy-have-a-future-in-cns-tumors
#4
REVIEW
Stephanie E Combs
Proton therapy is characterized by certain physical properties leading to a reduction in integral dose. As proton therapy becomes more widely available, the ongoing discussion on the real indications for proton therapy becomes more important. In the present article, data on proton therapy for tumors of the central nervous system (CNS) is summarized and discussed in view of modern photon treatments. Still today, no randomized controlled trials are available confirming any clinical benefit of protons in CNS tumors...
March 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355205/interaction-of-maternal-caffeine-intake-during-pregnancy-and-cyp1a2-c164a-polymorphism-affects-infant-birth-size-in-the-hokkaido-study
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Seiko Sasaki, Mariko Limpar, Fumihiro Sata, Sumitaka Kobayashi, Reiko Kishi
BACKGROUND: Caffeine, 1,3,7-trimethylxanthine, is widely consumed by women of reproductive age. Although caffeine has been proposed to inhibit fetal growth, previous studies on the effects of caffeine on infant birth size have yielded inconsistent findings. This variability may result from failure to account for individual differences in caffeine metabolism related to polymorphisms in the gene for CYP1A2, the major caffeine-metabolizing enzyme. METHODS: Five hundred fourteen Japanese women participated in a prospective cohort study in Sapporo, Japan from 2002 to 2005 and 476 mother-child pairs were included for final analysis...
March 29, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347608/sedation-effects-of-intranasal-dexmedetomidine-delivered-as-sprays-versus-drops-on-pediatric-response-to-venous-cannulation
#6
Zhubin Xie, Weihua Shen, Jingyi Lin, Liwen Xiao, Minyan Liao, Xiaoliang Gan
OBJECTIVES: Mucosal atomization device (MAD) was designed to increase the bioavailability of intranasal medications by facilitating absorption, the present study aimed to evaluate and compare the sedation effects of intranasal dexmedetomidine delivered as drops versus sprays on pediatric responses to intravenous cannulation. METHODS: One hundred and six pediatric patients (aged from 2 to 5years) scheduled for elective ophthalmic surgery were intranasally received a dose of 2μg/kg in 20μl/kg of dexmedetomidine for sedation to reduce response to venous cannulation...
March 18, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345547/contrast-dose-and-radiation-dose-reduction-in-abdominal-enhanced-computerized-tomography-scans-with-single-phase-dual-energy-spectral-computerized-tomography-mode-for-children-with-solid-tumors
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Tong Yu, Jun Gao, Zhi-Min Liu, Qi-Feng Zhang, Yong Liu, Ling Jiang, Yun Peng
BACKGROUND: Contrast dose and radiation dose reduction in computerized tomography (CT) scan for adult has been explored successfully, but there have been few studies on the application of low-concentration contrast in pediatric abdominal CT examinations. This was a feasibility study on the use of dual-energy spectral imaging and adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction (ASiR) for the reduction of radiation dose and iodine contrast dose in pediatric abdominal CT patients with solid tumors...
April 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277262/eliminating-blood-culture-false-positives-harnessing-the-power-of-nursing-shared-governance
#8
Dawn Moeller
Our emergency department struggled with unacceptable blood culture contamination rates for several years. The objective of this project was to create a self-governing culture within nursing that would generate and sustain the achievement of monthly blood culture contamination rates below the national benchmark of 3% and the hospital laboratory acceptable threshold of 2.3%. METHODS: The ED shared governance council partnered with the laboratory team to review the monthly epidemiology reports for all adult and pediatric ED patients having blood cultures performed from January 2010 through December 2015...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271087/comparison-of-pediatric-and-general-orthopedic-surgeons-approaches-in-management-of-developmental-dysplasia-of-the-hip-and-flexible-flatfoot-the-road-to-clinical-consensus
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Ramin Haj Zargarbashi, Hirbod Nasiri Bonaki, Shayan Abdollah Zadegan, Taghi Baghdadi, Mohammad Hossein Nabian, Mehdi Ramezan Shirazi
Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) and flatfoot are common pediatric orthopedic disorders, being referred to and managed by both general and pediatric orthopedic surgeons, through various modalities. Our study aimed to evaluate their consensus and perspective disagreements in terms of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches of the mentioned deformities. Forty participants in two groups of general orthopedic surgeons (GOS) (n=20) and pediatric orthopedic surgeons (POS) (n=20), were asked to answer an 8-item questionnaire on DDH and flexible flatfoot...
January 2017: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270279/feasibility-of-pediatric-chest-ct-using-spectral-filtration-on-third-generation-dual-source-ct
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Wei Liu, Jingjuan Liu, Huadan Xue, Xin Sui, Wei Song, Kai Xu, Weilin Wan, Zhenghong Li, Zhengyu Jin
Objective To prospectively investigate the radiation dose and image quality of pediatric chest CT using Sn100 kV on a third-generation dual-source CT (DSCT)in comparison to standard 100 kV chest CT. Methods From December 12,2015 to June 30,2016,45 consecutive pediatric patients referred for non-contrast chest CT scan in Peking Union Medical College Hospital were prospectively enrolled as study group. They were examined at 100 kV with a dedicated tin filter on a third-generation DSCT. These patients were retrospectively matched with 45 patients who were examined on a second-generation DSCT at 100 kV without tin filter...
February 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251116/pediatric-hepatitis-b-treatment
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REVIEW
Haruki Komatsu, Ayano Inui, Tomoo Fujisawa
Although the introduction of hepatitis B vaccine has been contributing to the reduction in the prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) carriers worldwide, the treatment of children with chronic HBV infection is a challenge to be addressed. HBeAg seroconversion, which induces low replication of HBV, is widely accepted as the first goal of antiviral treatment in children with chronic hepatitis B. However, spontaneous HBeAg seroconversion is highly expected in children with chronic HBV infection. Therefore, the identification of children who need antiviral treatment to induce HBeAg seroconversion is essential in the management of chronic HBV infection...
February 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246898/external-validation-of-clinical-decision-rules-for-children-with-wrist-trauma
#12
Marjolein A M Mulders, Monique M J Walenkamp, Bente F H Dubois, Annelie Slaar, J Carel Goslings, Niels W L Schep
BACKGROUND: Clinical decision rules help to avoid potentially unnecessary radiographs of the wrist, reduce waiting times and save costs. OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of this study was to provide an overview of all existing non-validated clinical decision rules for wrist trauma in children and to externally validate these rules in a different cohort of patients. Secondarily, we aimed to compare the performance of these rules with the validated Amsterdam Pediatric Wrist Rules...
May 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208961/fracture-supracondylar-humerus-a-review
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REVIEW
Vineet Kumar, Ajai Singh
Fracture supracondylar humerus is one of the most common fractures encountered in pediatric age group at all levels (both rural and urban). Thus it needs a special review in its management protocol as per the changing trend. Modified Gartland classification is the most accepted classification and has its importance in decision making regarding management and prognosis. Neurovascular complications are mostly associated with Type III A, III B and Type IV variety and they most of the time need surgical intervention for stabilization, exploration of brachial artery, sometimes median nerve exploration and reduction of fracture...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192225/a-randomized-trial-of-yoga-for-children-hospitalized-with-sickle-cell-vaso-occlusive-crisis
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Karen Moody, Bess Abrahams, Rebecca Baker, Ruth Santizo, Deepa Manwani, Veronica Carullo, Doris Eugenio, Aaron Carroll
CONTEXT: Sickle cell disease (SCD) vaso-occlusive crisis (VOC) remains an important cause of acute pain in pediatrics and the most common SCD complication. Pain management recommendations in SCD include nonpharmacological interventions. Yoga is one nonpharmacological intervention that has been shown to reduce pain in some populations, however, evidence is lacking in children with VOC. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this study was to compare the effect of yoga versus an attention control on pain in children with VOC...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188006/changes-in-hemostasis-caused-by-different-replacement-fluids-and-outcome-in-therapeutic-plasma-exchange-in-pediatric-patients-in-a-retrospective-single-center-study
#15
REVIEW
Volker Witt, Herbert Pichler, Elisabeth Beiglboeck, Friedrich Kursten, Lisa Weidner
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is a generally accepted and frequently performed procedure for numerous therapeutic indications in adults. Slowly, TPE is also becoming more and more popular in the treatment of pediatric patients. Although, we know that TPE is safe in pediatric patients, the outcome of children treated with TPE is rarely reported. Furthermore, there are only general recommendations regarding the plasma replacement fluid for children and these are adopted from adults...
February 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138088/multi-center-evaluation-of-the-automated-immunohematology-instrument-the-ortho-vision-analyzer
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Agnes Aysola, Leslie Wheeler, Richard Brown, Rebecca Denham, Connie Colavecchia, Katerina Pavenski, Elizabeth Krok, Chelsea Hayes, Ellen Klapper
BACKGROUND: ORTHO VISION Analyzer (Vision), is an immunohematology instrument using ID-MT gel card technology with digital image processing. It has a continuous, random sample access with STAT priority processing. The efficiency and ease of operation of Vision was evaluated at 5 medical centers. METHODS: De-identified patient samples were tested on the ORTHO ProVue Analyzer (ProVue) and repeated on the Vision mimicking the daily workload pattern. Turnaround times (TAT) were collected and compared...
February 2017: Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088398/mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-for-adolescents-with-functional-somatic-syndromes-a-pilot-cohort-study
#17
Ather Ali, Theresa R Weiss, Anne Dutton, Douglas McKee, Kim D Jones, Susmita Kashikar-Zuck, Wendy K Silverman, Eugene D Shapiro
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of a mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program for adolescents with widespread chronic pain and other functional somatic symptoms and to make preliminary assessments of its clinical utility. STUDY DESIGN: Three cohorts of subjects completed an 8-week MBSR program. Child- and parent-completed measures were collected at baseline and 8 and 12 weeks later. Measures included the Functional Disability Inventory (FDI), the Fibromyalgia/Symptom Impact Questionnaire-Revised (FIQR/SIQR), the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory, the Multidimensional Anxiety Scale (MASC2), and the Perceived Stress Scale...
April 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028189/implementation-of-a-%C3%AE-agonist-airway-clearance-protocol-in-a-pediatric-icu
#18
Gary R Lowe, J Randy Willis, Shasha Bai, Mark J Heulitt
BACKGROUND: Respiratory therapist (RT)-driven protocols have been in use for over 30 years. Protocols have been reported to decrease unnecessary or harmful therapy, health-care costs, and hospital stay. This study represents the evaluation of an original respiratory care protocol in the pediatric ICU at Arkansas Children's Hospital for β-agonist and airway clearance interventions where one did not exist. METHODS: This project was composed of 2 parts: a survey administered to RTs and licensed independent practitioners and a retrospective review of outcome data comparing a therapist-driven β-agonist/airway clearance protocol with physician-directed respiratory care ordering in a patient population admitted for acute respiratory failure...
December 27, 2016: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017963/the-impacts-of-the-interaction-of-genetic-variation-cyp11%C3%AE-2-and-nedd4l-with-sodium-intake-on-pediatric-obesity-with-gender-difference-a-3-year-panel-study
#19
M Lee, D Y Kwon, J Park
Backgrounds/Objectives:This panel study was to predict the incidences of pediatric obesity by the interaction of sodium (Na) intake and nine single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of salt-sensitive genes (SSGs), ACE(angiotensin-converting enzyme), ADD1 G460W,AGT M235T,CYP11β2 (cytochrome P450 family 11-subfamily β-2, -aldosterone synthase),GNB3 C285T,GRK4(A142V)(G-protein-coupled receptor kinases type 4),GRK4 (A486V),NEDD4L (neural precursor cell expressed developmentally downregulated 4 like; rs2288774) and SLC12A3 (solute carrier family 12 (Na/Cl transporters)-member 3), selected from genome-wide association study...
April 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011445/drivers-and-barriers-to-acceptance-of-web-based-aftercare-of-patients-in-inpatient-routine-care-a-cross-sectional-survey
#20
Severin Hennemann, Manfred E Beutel, Rüdiger Zwerenz
BACKGROUND: Web-based aftercare can help to stabilize treatment effects and support transition after inpatient treatment, yet uptake by patients seems limited in routine care and little is known about the mechanisms of adoption and implementation. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to (1) determine acceptance of Web-based aftercare and (2) explore its drivers and barriers in different subgroups of a mixed inpatient sample. METHOD: In a cross-sectional design, 38...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
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