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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300240/childhood-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-state-of-the-art-and-questions-for-the-future
#1
Marie-Emilie Dourthe, Stéphanie Bolle, Stéphane Temam, Anais Jouin, Line Claude, Yves Reguerre, Anne-Sophie Defachelles, Daniel Orbach, Brice Fresneau
In children, nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a very rare tumor, mostly Epstein-Barr Virus related and quite always diagnosed at a locally advanced stage. With current protocols associating induction cisplatin-based chemotherapy and concomitant chemoradiotherapy, prognosis is excellent with overall survival higher than 85%. However, long-term toxicities are frequent. Improvement in radiation therapy modalities like intensity-modulated radiation therapy and new strategies with radiation dose adaptation to chemotherapy response have been introduced to reduce acute and long-term toxicities...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290750/an-update-on-anti-ige-therapy-in-pediatric-respiratory-diseases
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REVIEW
Amelia Licari, Riccardo Castagnoli, Elisa Panfili, Alessia Marseglia, Ilaria Brambilla, Gian Luigi Marseglia
Anti-IgE treatment represents a major breakthrough in the therapeutic management of severe allergic asthma. Omalizumab is the unique biologic treatment registered for asthma therapy in children. The clinical efficacy and safety of omalizumab treatment in the pediatric population has been extensively documented in specific trials and consistently expanded from real-life studies. In addition, new experimental evidence suggests that omalizumab may also interfere with the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying airway remodeling...
March 2017: Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289963/treatment-guidelines-for-circadian-rhythm-sleep-wake-disorders-of-the-polish-sleep-research-society-and-the-section-of-biological-psychiatry-of-the-polish-psychiatric-association-part-ii-diagnosis-and-treatment
#3
REVIEW
Adam Wichniak, Konrad S Jankowski, Michał Skalski, Krystyna Skwarło-Sońta, Jolanta B Zawilska, Marcin Żarowski, Ewa Poradowska, Wojciech Jernajczyk
AIM: Circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders (CRSWD) are a group of disorders, in which the timing of sleep and wakefulness significantly differs from a patient's expectations or socially acceptable times. The aimof the article is to present the current principles for the diagnosis and treatment of CRSWD in adults and children. METHOD: Guidelines proposed as CRSWD treatment standard are based on the recommendations from the scientific societies involved in the sleep research and medicine...
October 29, 2017: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273246/asthma
#4
REVIEW
Alberto Papi, Christopher Brightling, Søren E Pedersen, Helen K Reddel
Asthma-one of the most common chronic, non-communicable diseases in children and adults-is characterised by variable respiratory symptoms and variable airflow limitation. Asthma is a consequence of complex gene-environment interactions, with heterogeneity in clinical presentation and the type and intensity of airway inflammation and remodelling. The goal of asthma treatment is to achieve good asthma control-ie, to minimise symptom burden and risk of exacerbations. Anti-inflammatory and bronchodilator treatments are the mainstay of asthma therapy and are used in a stepwise approach...
December 19, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250653/integrative-clinico-biological-pharmacogenetic-neuroimagistic-neuroendocrinological-and-psychological-correlations-in-depressive-and-anxiety-disorders
#5
Lavinia Maria Hogea, Laura Alexandra Nussbaum, Daniela Veronica Chiriac, LuminiŢa Ştefania Ageu, Nicoleta Ioana Andreescu, Mirela Loredana Grigoraş, Roxana Folescu, Ana Cristina Bredicean, Maria Puiu, Elena Cecilia Ildikó Roşca, Mihaela Adriana Simu, Codrina Mihaela Levai
We approach the theme of modern treatment strategies, based on clinico-biological, pharmacogenetic, neuroimagistic, neuroendocrinological and psychological integrative correlations in the management of depressive and comorbid anxiety disorders. We target to evaluate the efficacy of the pharmacogenetic testing and the evolution, functioning of patients in correlation with specific neurobiological, neuroimagistic and neuroendocrinological markers. Our research was conducted between 2010-2016 on 80 children and adolescents with depressive and comorbid anxiety disorders - 40 children (G1 group), who benefited in choosing the pharmacotherapy from pharmacogenetic testing and 40 children without testing (G2 group)...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246026/circulating-biomarkers-in-osteosarcoma-new-translational-tools-for-diagnosis-and-treatment
#6
REVIEW
Lavinia Raimondi, Angela De Luca, Viviana Costa, Nicola Amodio, Valeria Carina, Daniele Bellavia, Pierfrancesco Tassone, Stefania Pagani, Milena Fini, Riccardo Alessandro, Gianluca Giavaresi
Osteosarcoma (OS) is a rare primary malignant bone tumour arising from primitive bone-forming mesenchymal cells, with high incidence in children and young adults, accounting for approximately 60% of all malignant bone tumours. Currently, long-term disease-free survival can be achieved by surgical treatment plus chemotherapy in approximately 60% of patients with localized extremity disease, and in 20-30% of patients with metastatic lung or bone disease. Diagnosis of primary lesions and recurrences is achieved by using radiological investigations and standard tissue biopsy, the latter being costly, painful and hardly repeatable for patients...
November 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243585/review-the-role-of-radiolabeled-dota-conjugated-peptides-for-imaging-and-treatment-of-childhood-neuroblastoma
#7
Natasha Alexander, Reza Vali, Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar, Amer Shammas, Sylvain Baruchel
Childhood neuroblastoma is a heterogenous disease with varied clinical presentation and biology requiring different approaches to investigation and management. Meta-iodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) is an essential component of metastatic staging for neuroblastoma and has been used as a treatment strategy for relapsed and refractory neuroblastoma. However,10% of children with neuroblastoma will have 123I-MIBG non-avid imaging and up to 60% with relapsed and refractory neuroblastoma will require further treatment with 131I-MIBG, alternative radioisotopes have been investigated for imaging and treatment...
December 14, 2017: Current Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233197/takayasu-arteritis-in-paediatrics
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Marisa Di Santo, Erica V Stelmaszewski, Alejandra Villa
Takayasu arteritis is an idiopathic chronic granulomatous panarteritis predominantly affecting the aorta and its main branches. Although idiopathic, genetic contribution to disease susceptibility is being increasingly recognised. Rare in children, Takayasu arteritis is a worldwide disease with significant morbidity and mortality. Its diagnosis is a challenge and requires awareness of the condition as clinical features at presentation are non-specific and assessing disease activity is difficult. In the inflammatory stage, treatment is essential to prevent the insidious course and vascular damage: stenotic, occlusive lesions, aneurysms, and aortic regurgitation...
December 13, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225911/understanding-muscle-immune-interactions-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-feasibility-study
#9
Srikesh Rudrapatna, Devin Peterson, Paul Missiuna, Ishan Aditya, Brian Drew, Nicola Sahar, Lehana Thabane, M Constantine Samaan
Background: Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is the most common form of scoliosis in children, and its cause remains unknown. The Immune-metabolic CONnections to Scoliosis (ICONS) Study was designed to elucidate the potential mechanisms by which immune system-paraspinal muscle crosstalk contributes to the development of AIS. In this report, we document the evaluation of ICONS Study feasibility. Methods: This study was conducted at a tertiary pediatric academic center in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220200/a-practical-approach-to-severe-asthma-in-children
#10
Emily E Barsky, Lauren M Giancola, Sachin N Baxi, Jonathan M Gaffin
Severe asthma accounts for only a small proportion of the children with asthma, but a disproportionately high amount of resource utilization and morbidity. It is a heterogeneous entity and requires a step-wise, evidence based approach to evaluation and management by pediatric subspecialists. The first step is to confirm the diagnosis by eliciting confirmatory history and objective evidence of asthma and excluding possible masquerading diagnoses. The next step is to differentiate difficult-to-treat asthma, asthma which can be controlled with appropriate management, from asthma which requires the highest level of therapy to maintain control or remains uncontrolled despite management optimization...
December 8, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219653/characteristics-and-outcome-of-intractable-vasculitis-syndrome-in-children-nation-wide-survey-in-japan
#11
Naoko Nakano, Masaaki Mori, Hiroaki Umebayashi, Naomi Iwata, Norimoto Kobayashi, Kenji Masunaga, Tomoyuki Imagawa, Takuji Murata, Noriko Kinjo, Kazushige Nagai, Mari Miyoshi, Syuji Takei, Shumpei Yokota, Eiichi Ishii
OBJECTIVE: Primary systemic vasculitis (PSV) is a rare disorder in children and difficult to distinguish from other diseases. However, appropriate diagnosis and prompt treatment will affect on the morbidity and mortality of intractable PSV. In this study, we conducted a nationwide survey in Japan, to clarify epidemiology and clinical outcome of PSV. METHODS: We had sent survey questionnaires to most of the Japanese institutions that employed pediatricians, requesting the number of patients with refractory PSV who were diagnosed and treated between 2007 and 2011...
December 8, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218302/canine-soft-tissue-sarcomas-can-being-a-dog-s-best-friend-help-a-child
#12
Bernard Séguin
Soft tissue sarcomas (STSs) remain a therapeutic challenge for pediatric and adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients. Still today, surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy remain the mainstay of treatment. Obstacles in developing new treatment approaches to improve the outcome are: few patients to enroll in clinical trials, and the diversity of tumor biology between histologic subtypes. Pet dogs may offer an additional strategy to discover and test new therapeutic avenues. The number of dogs diagnosed with a STS each year in the United States is estimated to be around 27,000 to 95,000...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213221/omalizumab-in-children-with-severe-allergic-asthma-the-italian-real-life-experience
#13
Amelia Licari, Riccardo Castagnoli, Chiara Denicolò, Linda Rossini, Manuela Seminara, Lucia Sacchi, Giorgia Testa, Mara De Amici, Gian Luigi Marseglia
Background: Anti-IgE treatment represents a major breakthrough in the therapeutic management of severe allergic asthma. To date, omalizumab is the only biological drug currently licensed as add-on therapy in children aged > 6 years with moderate-to-severe and severe allergic asthma uncontrolled after treatment with high dose of inhaled corticosteroids plus long-acting inhaled beta2-agonist. The clinical efficacy and safety of omalizumab treatment in the pediatric population has been extensively documented in specific trials and consistently expanded from real-life studies...
March 2017: Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211618/outcome-and-prognostic-factors-in-stage-iii-favorable-histology-wilms-tumor-a-report-from-the-children-s-oncology-group-study-aren0532
#14
Conrad V Fernandez, Elizabeth A Mullen, Yueh-Yun Chi, Peter F Ehrlich, Elizabeth J Perlman, John A Kalapurakal, Geetika Khanna, Arnold C Paulino, Thomas E Hamilton, Kenneth W Gow, Zelig Tochner, Fredric A Hoffer, Janice S Withycombe, Robert C Shamberger, Yeonil Kim, James I Geller, James R Anderson, Paul E Grundy, Jeffrey S Dome
Background The National Wilms Tumor Study (NWTS) approach to treating stage III favorable-histology Wilms tumor (FHWT) is Regimen DD4A (vincristine, dactinomycin, and doxorubicin) and radiation therapy. Further risk stratification is required to improve outcomes and reduce late effects. We evaluated clinical and biologic variables for patients with stage III FHWT without combined loss of heterozygosity (LOH) at chromosomes 1p and 16q treated in the Children's Oncology Group protocol AREN0532. Methods From October 2006 to August 2013, 588 prospectively treated, centrally reviewed patients with stage III FHWT were treated with Regimen DD4A and radiation therapy...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210919/the-role-of-combination-therapy-in-pediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease-ibd-a-clinical-report-from-the-north-american-society-for-pediatric-gastroenterology-hepatology-and-nutrition
#15
Andrew S Day, Ajay S Gulati, Nishaben Patel, Brendan Boyle, K T Park, Shehzad A Saeed
The treatment goal for children suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been evolving with biologic therapies like anti-TNF agents assuming a more central role in treatment of more aggressive and extensive phenotype. Earlier introduction of anti-TNF agents have shown to be more effective and may even alter the natural history of IBD. However, development of anti-drug antibodies (ADA) limits long term usage and leads to dose adjustment in almost half of patients treated with these medications. One of the strategies to minimize the development of ADA has been concomitant use of immunomodulator (IM) medications, resulting in fewer infusion reactions and sustained trough levels, potentially lowering the need for dose adjustments...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200166/ataxia-telangiectasia-and-cancer-predisposition-challenges-in-management
#16
Santhosh A Upadhyaya, Rajen Mody, Kelly Walkovich, Raymond J Hutchinson, John T Sandlund, James A Connelly
Immune dysregulation and predisposition to malignancies are critical comorbidities in children affected with ataxia telangiectasia. In addition, these children exhibit increased toxicity to conventional cancer therapy and dose reductions have been proposed to prevent life threatening adverse effects. These modifications to the treatment regimen may result in suboptimal outcomes for these patients. Our report of 3 children with ataxia telangiectasia and cancer highlight the immense challenges in the management of these children, underlining the need for the development of novel, biological agents with reduced acute and long-term side effects in the treatment of cancers in these children...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195082/a-cell-culture-platform-for-cryptosporidium-that-enables-long-term-cultivation-and-new-tools-for-the-systematic-investigation-of-its-biology
#17
Christopher N Miller, Lyne Jossé, Ian Brown, Ben Blakeman, Jane Povey, Lyto Yiangou, Mark Price, Jindrich Cinatl, Wei-Feng Xue, Martin Michaelis, Anastasios D Tsaousis
Cryptosporidium parasites are a major cause of diarrhoea that pose a particular threat to children in developing areas and immunocompromised individuals. Curative therapies and vaccines are lacking, mainly due to lack of a long-term culturing system of this parasite. Here, we show that COLO-680N cells infected with two different Cryptosporidium parvum strains produce sufficient infectious oocysts to infect subsequent cultures, showing a substantial fold increase in production, depending on the experiment, over the most optimistic HCT-8 models...
November 28, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193445/late-adoptions-in-adolescence-can-attachment-and-emotion-regulation-influence-behaviour-problems-a-controlled-study-using-a-moderation-approach
#18
Cecilia Serena Pace, Simona Di Folco, Viviana Guerriero
A growing body of research suggests that, compared to normative adolescence, adoptive adolescence could be considered a specific risk condition characterized by more psychiatric problems, attachment insecurity, and emotional regulation difficulties as consequences of negative experiences in preadoption relationships. The current study explores (a) a moderation model of adoption status on the association between attachment representations (secure, dismissing, preoccupied, and disorganized) and behavioural problems and (b) a moderation model of adoption status on the association between emotion regulation processes (cognitive reappraisal and expressive suppression) and behavioural problems...
November 28, 2017: Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189430/precision-medicine-in-pediatric-oncology
#19
Suzanne J Forrest, Birgit Geoerger, Katherine A Janeway
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review describes recent advances and unique challenges in precision medicine for pediatric cancers and highlights clinical trials assessing the clinical impact of targeted therapy matched to molecular alterations identified by tumor profiling. RECENT FINDINGS: Multiple prospective clinical sequencing studies in pediatric oncology have been reported in the last 2 years. These studies demonstrated feasibility of sequencing in the clinic and revealed a rate of actionable variants that justifies the development of precision trials for childhood cancer...
February 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185231/translating-asthma-dissecting-the-role-of-metabolomics-genomics-and-personalized-medicine
#20
Andrew Bush
The management of asthma has largely stagnated over the last 25 years, but we are at the dawning of a new age wherein -omics technology can help us manage the disease objectively and rationally. Even in this new scientific age, getting the basics of asthma management right remains essential. The new technologies which can be applied to multiple biological samples include genomics (study of the genome), transcriptomics (gene transcription), lipidomics, proteomics and metabolomics (lipids, proteins and metabolites, respectively) and breathomics, using exhaled breath as a source of biomarkers, which is of particular interest in view of its non-invasive nature in pediatrics...
November 29, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
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