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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031217/quality-of-life-and-burden-in-caregivers-of-youth-with-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-presenting-for-intensive-treatment
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Monica S Wu, Rebecca Hamblin, Joshua Nadeau, Jessica Simmons, Ashley Smith, Meredith Wilson, Stephanie Eken, Brent Small, Vicky Phares, Eric A Storch
BACKGROUND: Pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is associated with deleterious familial effects; caregivers are often enmeshed in the disorder and can experience considerable burden and decreased quality of life (QoL). Consequently, this study examined burden and QoL in caregivers of youth with OCD enrolled in an intensive outpatient or partial hospitalization program. METHOD: The relationships between caregiver QoL and burden and the following variables were investigated: OCD symptom severity, functioning (youth functional impairment, general family functioning), family (family accommodation, parental relationship satisfaction, positive aspects of caregiving), and comorbid psychopathology (caregiver anxiety and depressive symptoms, youth internalizing and externalizing behaviors)...
August 30, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028634/establishing-a-successful-transition-care-plan-for-the-adolescent-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Christopher Talluto
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In this review we explore the aspects needed to develop a successful transition program for adolescents with congenital heart disease and the barriers that exist to the development of such a program. RECENT FINDINGS: We review the literature including more recent publications which support the development of a transition program in order to facilitate transfer from the pediatric to the adult healthcare system. SUMMARY: With the development of a successful transition program patients will hopefully receive high-quality, continuous life-long care in the appropriate setting...
October 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028221/quality-of-life-and-patient-reported-outcomes-following-proton-radiation-therapy-a-systematic-review
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Vivek Verma, Charles B Simone, Mark V Mishra
Background: As costs of cancer care rise, the importance of documenting value in oncology increases. Proton beam radiotherapy (PBT) has the potential to reduce toxicities in cancer patients, but is relatively expensive and unproven. Evaluating quality of life (QOL) and patient-reported outcomes (PROs) is essential to establishing PBT's "value" in oncologic therapy. The goal of this systematic review was to assess QOL and PROs in patients treated with PBT. Methods: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA)-guided systematic searches were conducted...
April 1, 2018: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027867/unplanned-readmission-within-90-days-after-pediatric-neurosurgery
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Silky Chotai, Bradley S Guidry, Emily W Chan, Katherine D Sborov, Stephen Gannon, Chevis Shannon, Christopher M Bonfield, John C Wellons, Robert P Naftel
OBJECTIVE Readmission and return to operating room after surgery are increasingly being used as a proxy for quality of care. Nearly 60% of these readmissions are unplanned, which translates into billions of dollars in health care costs. The authors set out to analyze the incidence of readmission at their center, to define causes of unplanned readmission, and to determine the preoperative and surgical variables associated with readmissions following pediatric neurosurgery. METHODS A total of 536 children who underwent operations for neurosurgical diagnoses between 2012 and 2015 and who were later readmitted were included in the final analysis...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027480/a-learning-collaborative-approach-to-improve-primary-care-sti-screening
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M Diane McKee, Elizabeth Alderman, Deborah V York, Arthur E Blank, Rahil D Briggs, Kelsey E S Hoidal, Christopher Kus, Claudia Lechuga, Marie Mann, Paul Meissner, Nisha Patel, Andrew D Racine
The Bronx Ongoing Pediatric Screening (BOPS) project sought to improve screening for sexual activity and sexually transmitted infections (gonorrhea and chlamydia [GCC] and HIV) in a primary care network, employing a modified learning collaborative, real-time clinical data feedback to practices, improvement coaching, and a pay-for-quality monetary incentive. Outcomes are compared for 11 BOPS-participating sites and 10 non-participating sites. The quarterly median rate for documenting sexual activity status increased from 55% to 88% (BOPS sites) and from 13% to 74% (non-BOPS sites)...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026997/a-systematic-review-of-integrative-clinical-trials-for-supportive-care-in-pediatric-oncology-a-report-from-the-international-society-of-pediatric-oncology-t-cm-collaborative
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REVIEW
Andrea L Radossi, Katherine Taromina, Stacey Marjerrison, Caroline J Diorio, Raquel Similio, Festus Njuguna, Glenn M Afungchwi, Elena J Ladas
PURPOSE: Traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) use in children with cancer is well established among high-income, upper middle-income, low-middle-income, and low-income countries (HIC, UMIC, LMIC, LIC, respectively). In HIC, a developing body of evidence exists for several T&CM therapies; however, evidence in other income settings is less well described despite a significantly higher use when compared to reports from HIC. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the evidence for T&CM for a variety of supportive care indications among children with cancer...
October 13, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026838/tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-antibodies-in-fistulizing-crohn-s-disease-an-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#7
REVIEW
Pardis Zaboli, Mohammad Abdollahi, Shilan Mozaffari, Shekoufeh Nikfar
Medical treatment for fistulizing Crohn's disease (FCD) is changing rapidly over the time by the introduction of novel therapeutic medicines, while no global consensus is available. This study aims to accomplish a systematic review and meta-analysis on the efficacy of tumor necrosis factor-alpha antibodies (anti-TNF-α antibodies) versus placebo in FCD. A systematic review of published literature was carried out till December 2016, and a meta-analysis of identified studies was done. Data have been explored from PubMed, Scopus, Cochrane Library Database, and Web of Science...
July 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026829/aggressive-combined-medical-and-surgical-management-of-mucormycosis-results-in-disease-eradication-in-2-pediatric-patients
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Haley F M Augustine, Colin White, James Bain
Rhinocerebral mucormycosis is an acute, rapidly fatal, fungal infection, classically involving the nasal mucosa and paranasal sinuses. It is an aggressive, opportunistic infection that frequently progresses to involve the orbit and cerebrum. Cerebral extension in immunocompromised patients is almost universally fatal. There are limited data on mucormycosis in pediatric immunocompromised patients in the literature, with only few reports on rhinocerebral involvement. The immunocompromised patients described in this report presented with suspected periorbital and nasal cellulitis, progressing rapidly to necrotic changes in nasal tissue and oral palatal mucosa...
August 2017: Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025431/specific-ige-and-skin-prick-tests-to-diagnose-allergy-to-fresh-and-baked-cow-s-milk-according-to-age-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Barbara Cuomo, Giovanni Cosimo Indirli, Annamaria Bianchi, Stefania Arasi, Davide Caimmi, Arianna Dondi, Stefania La Grutta, Valentina Panetta, Maria Carmen Verga, Mauro Calvani
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of IgE-mediated cow's milk allergy is often based on anamnesis, and on specific IgE (sIgE) levels and/or Skin Prick Tests (SPT), which have both a good sensitivity but a low specificity, often causing positive results in non-allergic subjects. Thus, oral food challenge is still the gold standard test for diagnosis, though being expensive, time-consuming and possibly at risk for severe allergic reactions. AIM: The aim of the present study was to perform a systematic review of the studies that have so far analyzed the positive predictive values for sIgE and SPT in the diagnosis of allergy to fresh and baked cow's milk according to age, and to identify possible cut-offs that may be useful in clinical practice...
October 12, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025117/preliminary-investigation-of-workplace-provided-compressed-mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-with-pediatric-medical-social-workers
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Kelly Trowbridge, Lisa Mische Lawson, Stephanie Andrews, Jodi Pecora, Sabra Boyd
Mindfulness practices, including mindfulness meditation, show promise for decreasing stress among health care providers. This exploratory study investigates the feasibility of a two-day compressed mindfulness-based stress reduction (cMBSR) course provided in the hospital workplace with pediatric health care social workers. The standard course of Jon Kabat-Zinn's MBSR requires a participant commitment to eight weeks of instruction consisting of one 2.5-hour-per-week class, a single day retreat, and 45 minutes of practice for six of seven days each week...
September 8, 2017: Health & Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024184/the-use-of-dipyrone-metamizol-as-an-analgesic-in-children-what-is-the-evidence-a-review
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REVIEW
Thomas G de Leeuw, Maaike Dirckx, Antonia Gonzalez Candel, Gail P Scoones, Frank J P M Huygen, Saskia N de Wildt
Dipyrone has analgesic, spasmolytic, and antipyretic effects and is used to treat pain. Due to a possible risk of agranulocytosis with the use of dipyrone, it has been banned in a number of countries. The most commonly used data for the use of dipyrone are related to adults. Information relating to the use of dipyrone in children is scarce. Given the potential added value of dipyrone in the treatment of pain, a review of the literature was conducted to obtain more insight into the analgesic efficacy of dipyrone in children as well as the safety of dipyrone in terms of adverse events...
October 12, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021661/successful-renal-transplant-in-a-pediatric-patient-with-hiv-associated-nephropathy
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Anshuman Sood, David Hakim, Abhishek Bose
HIV-associated nephropathy (HIVAN) is a pathological state of the kidneys due to longstanding, uncontrolled HIV infection. With the rapid progression of HIVAN to end-stage kidney failure, there is a significant potential for renal transplantation to improve the quality of life in these patients. Numerous studies have been recently published documenting renal transplantation as a primary treatment for HIVAN. With the use of highly active antiretroviral therapy, allograft and patient survival rates of HIV-infected persons are nearly identical to those who are HIV negative...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019761/contrast-enhanced-voiding-urosonography-for-vesicoureteral-reflux-diagnosis-in-children
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Carmina Duran, Viviana P Beltrán, Amàlia González, Carles Gómez, Javier Del Riego
Contrast-enhanced voiding urosonography (ceVUS) is a dynamic imaging technique that makes it possible to study the structure of the urinary tract after the administration of intravesical contrast material. Initially, ceVUS was indicated mainly to study vesicoureteral reflux (VUR); however, since the ability of ceVUS to depict the structure of the urethra was demonstrated in both sexes, ceVUS is now indicated for examination of the entire urinary tract. The main benefit of ceVUS is that it does not use ionizing radiation...
October 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019629/health-disparities-and-child-development-after-prematurity
#14
Frances A Carter, Michael E Msall
There is increased recognition that preterm neonates require sequential surveillance to capture the spectrum of coordination, communication, learning, and behavior regulation disorders that may occur in the first 5 years of life and beyond. In particular, the framework of follow-up needs to go beyond the detection of cerebral palsy, blindness, and deafness in the first 2 years of life for only those at highest preterm risk (ie, <28 weeks gestation, with combinations of severe cranial sonographic abnormalities, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, and retinopathy of prematurity)...
October 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019042/long-term-outcomes-of-adult-medulloblastoma-patients-treated-with-radiotherapy
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Brian De, Kathryn Beal, Kevin C De Braganca, Mark M Souweidane, Ira J Dunkel, Yasmin Khakoo, Stephen W Gilheeney, Lisa M DeAngelis, Paul Menzel, Suchit H Patel, Suzanne L Wolden
Medulloblastoma (MB) is rare in adults and treatment guidelines are consequently not well-established. Few modern series have reported long-term follow-up and treatment sequelae. We examined long-term outcomes of adult MB patients at one institution. Records of 29 consecutive patients (18 male, 11 female) aged ≥ 18 years who received radiotherapy (RT) for primary MB from 1990 to 2016 were reviewed. Median age at diagnosis was 28 years (range 18-72 years). Seventeen patients were standard risk and 12 were high risk...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019028/application-of-a-full-model-based-iterative-reconstruction-mbir-in-80%C3%A2-kvp-ultra-low-dose-paranasal-sinus-ct-imaging-of-pediatric-patients
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Jihang Sun, Qifeng Zhang, Xiaomin Duan, Chengyue Zhang, Pengpeng Wang, Chenguang Jia, Yong Liu, Yun Peng
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical application of a full model-based iterative reconstruction (MBIR) algorithm in the ultra-low-dose paranasal sinus CT imaging of children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the first phase, 16 low-dose CT dacryocystography (DCG) (80 kV/64 mAs) scans were reconstructed with MBIR and filtered back-projection (FBP) to demonstrate noise reduction capability of MBIR. MBIR images were also compared with the images of 21 standard-dose paranasal sinus patients reconstructed with adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction (ASIR) algorithm...
October 10, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018940/laparoscopy-or-laparotomy-for-adhesive-bowel-obstruction-in-children-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hiromu Miyake, Shogo Seo, Agostino Pierro
PURPOSE: Adhesive small bowel obstruction (ASBO) is one of the most important cause of postoperative morbidity in children who underwent abdominal surgery. Laparoscopic management for ASBO in pediatric patients has been reported. However, its safety and efficacy has not been evaluated in details. The aim of this study is to compare the outcomes of laparoscopy and laparotomy for the treatment of ASBO in children. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis were performed following the Cochrane Handbook for systematic reviews of intervention and the preferred reporting item for systematic reviews and meta-analysis (PRISMA) and a protocol registered in PROSPERO (CRD42017067914)...
October 10, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018501/quality-of-life-in-pediatric-patients-with-allergic-rhinitis-treated-at-the-medical-clinic-of-integrated-education-unisul
#18
Mariana Dziekanski, Taíse de Freitas Marcelino
Introduction  Allergic rhinitis is a common disease among children and adolescents, reaching up to 40% of the population. During childhood, it is usually underdiagnosed because it has nonspecific symptoms. It has a negative impact on quality of life and may predispose to comorbidities. The diagnosis is clinical and treatment aims prevention. Objective  The objective of this study is to evaluate the quality of life in pediatric patients with allergic rhinitis. Methods This is an observational study with cross-sectional design...
October 2017: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018323/cerebrospinal-fluid-amino-acid-profiling-of-pediatric-cases-with-tuberculous-meningitis
#19
Shayne Mason, Carolus J Reinecke, Regan Solomons
Background: In Africa, tuberculosis is generally regarded as persisting as one of the most devastating infectious diseases. The pediatric population is particularly vulnerable, with infection of the brain in the form of tuberculous meningitis (TBM) being the most severe manifestation. TBM is often difficult to diagnose in its early stages because of its non-specific clinical presentation. Of particular concern is that late diagnosis, and subsequent delayed treatment, leads to high risk of long-term neurological sequelae, and even death...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017082/temporal-lobe-surgery-for-intractable-epilepsy-in-children-what-to-do-with-the-hippocampus
#20
Mony Benifla, Odeya Bennet-Back, Zamir Shorer, Iris Noyman, Rima Bar-Yosef, Dana Ekstein
PURPOSE: Resection of the hippocampus can cause verbal memory decline, especially in the pediatric population. Thus, preservation of the hippocampus can be crucial for the quality of life of children with intractable temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) who are candidates for epilepsy surgery. We investigated techniques that determine whether the hippocampus is part of the epileptogenic zone and the outcomes of pediatric surgery aimed to spare the hippocampus. METHODS: We accessed data of children with normal hippocampus on MRI, who underwent surgery for medically refractory TLE...
October 2, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
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