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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868627/hydroxyurea-prescription-availability-and-use-for-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-in-italy-results-of-a-national-multicenter-survey
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Raffaella Colombatti, Giovanni Palazzi, Nicoletta Masera, Lucia Dora Notarangelo, Elisa Bonetti, Piera Samperi, Angelica Barone, Silverio Perrotta, Elena Facchini, Maurizio Miano, Giovanni Carlo Del Vecchio, Maria Elena Guerzoni, Paola Corti, Federica Menzato, Simone Cesaro, Maddalena Casale, Paolo Rigano, Gian Luca Forni, Giovanna Russo, Laura Sainati
BACKGROUND: The number of patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) has increased in Italy in the past decade due to immigration. In spite of the established efficacy of hydroxyurea (HU) in childhood, population-based data regarding its prescription and effectiveness come mainly from studies performed in adults or outside Europe. POPULATION AND METHODS: The Hydroxyurea in SCD: A Large Nation-wide Cohort Study from Italy was a retrospective cohort study of adult and pediatric patients with SCD attending 32 centers...
September 4, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859033/longitudinal-analysis-of-echocardiographic-abnormalities-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Jamie K Harrington, Usha Krishnan, Zhezhen Jin, Christopher Mardy, Serge Kobsa, Margaret T Lee
BACKGROUND: Cardiac abnormalities have been described in echocardiograms of children with sickle cell disease (SCD). However, longitudinal studies investigating progression of echocardiographic abnormalities across the pediatric age spectrum in SCD are lacking. METHODS: A retrospective longitudinal analysis of 829 echocardiograms from pediatric patients with SCD at steady-state was performed. Left heart parameters included left ventricular end-systolic, end-diastolic diameters, fractional shortening, and mass...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835381/reliability-of-examination-findings-in-suspected-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Todd A Florin, Lilliam Ambroggio, Cole Brokamp, Mantosh S Rattan, Eric J Crotty, Andrea Kachelmeyer, Richard M Ruddy, Samir S Shah
BACKGROUND: The authors of national guidelines emphasize the use of history and examination findings to diagnose community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in outpatient children. Little is known about the interrater reliability of the physical examination in children with suspected CAP. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study of children with suspected CAP presenting to a pediatric emergency department from July 2013 to May 2016. Children aged 3 months to 18 years with lower respiratory signs or symptoms who received a chest radiograph were included...
September 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806187/pain-is-an-underestimated-symptom-in-cystic-fibrosis
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Alexandra Masson, Maya Kirszembaum, Isabelle Sermet-Gaudelus
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Life expectancy is increasing in cystic fibrosis and new aspects of the disease have to be taken into account in cystic fibrosis care. RECENT FINDINGS: Pain is encountered among 70% of adult and pediatric patients with cystic fibrosis. This symptom is underestimated by the multidisciplinary team. It has been reported as impacting quality of life and adherence to treatments. The location of pain is inconstant among the different studies but the major symptoms are headaches, gastrointestinal, and chest pain...
August 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801954/an-analysis-of-inpatient-pediatric-sickle-cell-disease-incidence-costs-and-outcomes
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Laura M Bou-Maroun, Fabien Meta, Curtis J Hanba, Andrew D Campbell, Gregory A Yanik
OBJECTIVE: To identify characteristics of pediatric sickle cell disease (SCD) hospitalizations and to examine admission demographics and medical expenditures. METHODS: Admissions with SCD were identified from the 2009 and 2012 releases of the Healthcare and Cost Utilization Project's Kids Inpatient Database. Disease-specific secondary diagnoses including acute chest syndrome (ACS), vaso-occlusive pain crisis (VOC), splenic sequestration, and stroke/transient ischemic attack were analyzed for patient and hospital demographics...
August 12, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763554/does-this-child-have-pneumonia-the-rational-clinical-examination-systematic-review
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Sonal N Shah, Richard G Bachur, David L Simel, Mark I Neuman
Importance: Pneumonia is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children. It is important to identify the clinical symptoms and physical examination findings associated with pneumonia to improve timely diagnosis, prevent significant morbidity, and limit antibiotic overuse. Objective: To systematically review the accuracy of symptoms and physical examination findings in identifying children with radiographic pneumonia. Data Sources and Study Selection: MEDLINE and Embase (1956 to May 2017) were searched, along with reference lists from retrieved articles, to identify diagnostic studies of pediatric pneumonia across a broad age range that had to include children younger than age 5 years (although some studies enrolled children up to age 19 years); 3644 unique articles were identified, of which 23 met inclusion criteria...
August 1, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741863/development-of-quality-metrics-for-ambulatory-pediatric-cardiology-infection-prevention
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Jonathan N Johnson, Cindy S Barrett, Wayne H Franklin, Eric M Graham, Nancy J Halnon, Brandy A Hattendorf, Catherine D Krawczeski, James J McGovern, Matthew J O'Connor, Amy H Schultz, Jeffrey M Vinocur, Devyani Chowdhury, Jeffrey B Anderson
INTRODUCTION: In 2012, the American College of Cardiology's (ACC) Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology Council established a program to develop quality metrics to guide ambulatory practices for pediatric cardiology. The council chose five areas on which to focus their efforts; chest pain, Kawasaki Disease, tetralogy of Fallot, transposition of the great arteries after arterial switch, and infection prevention. Here, we sought to describe the process, evaluation, and results of the Infection Prevention Committee's metric design process...
July 25, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737876/-acute-pericarditis-complicated-by-pericardial-effusion-in-a-pediatric-patient-case-report
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Daniel Palanca Arias, Elena G Corella Aznar, Ariadna Ayerza Casas, Alba Fernández Gómez, Marta López Ramón, Lorenzo Jiménez Montañés
Acute pericarditis is the most common disease of the pericardium encountered in clinical practice. It is diagnosed in 0.1% of all admissions and 5% of emergency room admissions for chest pain. In developed countries, it is usually due to a benign cause. Idiopathic and infectious pericarditis are more common than secondary to surgical pericardiotomy or neoplastic causes, whereas tuberculosis is the dominant cause in developing countries. The most common symptoms of pericarditis are characteristic chest pain and fever...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719089/development-and-implementation-of-an-emergency-department-telephone-follow-up-system
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O John Ma, Mary Tanski, Beech Burns, Elizabeth F Spizman, James A Heilman
Implementing a telephone follow-up system after a patient's emergency department (ED) visit is challenging, but it may improve patient safety and care. This study's objective was to describe the development and implementation of a comprehensive ED telephone follow-up system over a 9-year period. Discharged patients who received a follow-up telephone call within 48 hours of their ED visit included all pediatric patients, those who left without being seen by a provider, and any adult patient with a "high-risk chief complaint," which was defined as a headache, visual problem, chest pain, dyspnea, abdominal pain, syncope, trauma, and neurological-related problems...
July 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697833/-clinical-characteristics-of-urticaria-in-children-versus-adults
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Ni Tang, Man-Yun Mao, Rui Zhai, Xiang Chen, Jiang-Lin Zhang, Wu Zhu, Jie Li
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical characteristics of urticaria in children versus adults, and to provide reference for the etiological analysis, disease evaluation, and treatment of urticaria in children. METHODS: The clinical data of 2 411 patients with urticaria who visited the Department of Dermatology at Xiangya Hospital of Central South University from January 2013 to May 2017 were collected to study their socio-demographic characteristics. The clinical characteristics of urticaria were compared between the 68 children and 672 adults of the 740 patients with complete follow-up data...
July 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653469/development-of-quality-metrics-for-ambulatory-pediatric-cardiology-chest-pain
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Jimmy C Lu, Manish Bansal, Sarina K Behera, Jeffrey R Boris, Brian Cardis, John S Hokanson, Bahram Kakavand, Roy Jedeikin
OBJECTIVE: As part of the American College of Cardiology Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology Section effort to develop quality metrics (QMs) for ambulatory pediatric practice, the chest pain subcommittee aimed to develop QMs for evaluation of chest pain. DESIGN: A group of 8 pediatric cardiologists formulated candidate QMs in the areas of history, physical examination, and testing. Consensus candidate QMs were submitted to an expert panel for scoring by the RAND-UCLA modified Delphi process...
June 27, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622742/intravenous-ferumoxytol-in-pediatric-patients-with-iron-deficiency-anemia
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Nabil Hassan, Brian Boville, Diann Reischmann, Akunne Ndika, David Sterken, Karen Kovey
BACKGROUND: Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is common in children. Limited data exist on the efficacy and safety of ferumoxytol in children. OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of 10 mg/kg dose given over 15-60 minutes in correcting IDA and report any adverse drug reactions (ADRs). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of all patients who received ferumoxytol infusions for the management of IDA by the Pediatric Blood Management Program between October 2010 and March 2015...
July 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599856/-bilateral-pulmonary-embolism-mimicking-acute-chest-syndrome-in-an-adolescent-with-sickle-cell-disease
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P Mornand, F Chalard, A-S Romain, M Rohr, C Paluel-Marmont, A Niakaté, B Quinet, E Grimprel, M-H Odièvre-Montanié
Pulmonary embolism is a life-threatening and potentially lethal disease. Its incidence in children with sickle cell disease is probably underestimated and pediatric case reports in the literature are rare. Moreover, symptoms can mimic an acute chest syndrome. We report on the case of a 17-year-old boy with SS sickle cell disease, admitted for chest pain with dyspnea and tachycardia. Pulmonary angiography revealed a partial bilateral obstructive pulmonary embolism. We did not find any deep venous thrombosis or thrombophilia...
June 6, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598460/hypercalcemia-due-to-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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S Chaudhary, J P Sah
Hypercalcemia is a rare metabolic disorder associated with hyperparathyroidism, malignancy and various other causes. Although common in adult malignancies, hypercalcemia is rare in pediatrics and purports poor prognosis. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is rare with no reported hypercalcemic presentation. We present here a case of hypercalcemia in a child of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. A 10 year girl presented with backache for 1 month, epistaxis, cough, chest-pain for 1 week alongwith anorexia and weight loss. Investigations revealed anemia and hypercalcemia (23mg/dl; normal range 9-11 mg/dl) with hyperphosphatemia, normal parathyroid levels...
January 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584814/predictors-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support-for-children-with-acute-myocarditis
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Han-Ping Wu, Mao-Jen Lin, Wen-Chieh Yang, Kang-Hsi Wu, Chun-Yu Chen
The clinical presentation of acute myocarditis in children may range from asymptomatic to sudden cardiac arrest. This study analyzed the clinical spectrum of acute myocarditis in children to identify factors that could aid primary care physicians to predict the need for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) earlier and consult the pediatric cardiologist promptly. Between October 2011 and September 2016, we retrospectively analyzed 60 patients aged 18 years or younger who were admitted to our pediatric emergency department with a definite diagnosis of acute myocarditis...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570317/safety-of-nebulized-epinephrine-in-smoke-inhalation-injury
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Guillermo Foncerrada, Francisco Lima, Robert P Clayton, Ronald P Mlcak, Perenlei Enkhbaatar, David N Herndon, Oscar E Suman
This pilot study was conducted to profile safety of nebulized racemic epinephrine when used as a therapy for smoke inhalation injury in severely burned children. We enrolled 16 patients who were 7 to 19 years of age ([mean ± SD], 12 ± 4 years) with burns covering more than 30% of the TBSA (55 ± 17%) and smoke inhalation injury, as diagnosed by bronchoscopy at burn center admission. Patients were randomized to receive either standard of care (n = 8), which consisted of nebulized acetylcysteine, nebulized heparin, and nebulized albuterol, or to receive standard of care plus nebulized epinephrine (n = 8)...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550929/arrhythmia-and-clinical-cardiac-findings-in-children-with-anderson-fabry-disease
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Hunter C Wilson, Robert J Hopkin, Peace C Madueme, Richard J Czosek, Laurie A Bailey, Michael D Taylor, John L Jefferies
Anderson-Fabry Disease (AFD) is a lysosomal storage disorder that results in progressive cardiovascular hypertrophy, scarring, and arrhythmia burden; yet, the early cardiac phenotype of AFD is still poorly defined. To further characterize early cardiac features in AFD, we evaluated electrocardiographic and clinical findings contained in a local cohort of pediatric AFD patients and arrhythmia data in children enrolled in the Fabry Registry. Twenty-six local patients aged <18 years were identified (average age 9...
July 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501373/evaluating-appropriate-use-of-pediatric-echocardiograms-for-chest-pain-in-outpatient-clinics
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Reid C Chamberlain, Jonathan H Pelletier, Sarah Blanchard, Christoph P Hornik, Kevin D Hill, Michael J Campbell
BACKGROUND: Echocardiography is often used in the evaluation of pediatric chest pain, but the incidence of cardiac pathology is low. In 2014, the American College of Cardiology published appropriate use criteria (AUC) for echocardiography including recommendations for pediatric chest pain. We evaluated the frequency and diagnostic yield of echocardiograms performed for each AUC indication and cost associated with echocardiograms performed for indications meeting the "rarely appropriate" criteria...
May 10, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500682/red-blood-cell-transfusions-during-sickle-cell-anemia-vaso-occlusive-crises-a-report-from-the-magnesium-in-crisis-magic-study
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Monica L Hulbert, Julie A Panepinto, J Paul Scott, Robert I Liem, Lawrence J Cook, Timothy Simmons, David C Brousseau
BACKGROUND: Little is known about red blood cell (RBC) transfusion practices for children hospitalized for a sickle cell vaso-occlusive pain crisis (VOC). We hypothesized that transfusion would be associated with the development of acute chest syndrome (ACS), lower hemoglobin (Hb) concentration, and lack of hydroxyurea therapy. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of all children admitted for a sickle cell pain crisis enrolled in the Magnesium in Crisis (MAGiC) randomized trial; all had HbSS or S-β(0) thalassemia...
August 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484658/thermal-esophageal-injury-following-ingestion-of-boiling-mushroom-water
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Allison Prevost, Adam Talley, Emily Klepper, Elizabeth McDonough
Thermal esophageal and gastric damage from ingestion of hot liquids is poorly studied in pediatrics. Limited case reports exist in the literature. Many cases presented with chest pain, dysphagia, and odynophagia. Variable histologic findings were reported. No definitive management guidelines exist for such injuries. We provide a report of the acute assessment and management of an obvious thermal esophageal injury and contribute to what is known about this presentation. A 16-year-old male presented with odynophagia, dysphagia, and hematemesis following ingestion of "nearly boiling" mushroom water...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
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