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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222335/sensitive-simultaneous-quantitation-of-testosterone-and-estradiol-in-serum-by-lc-ms-ms-without-derivatization-and-comparison-with-the-cdc-host-program
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Ryan C Schofield, Damodara R Mendu, Lakshmi V Ramanathan, Melissa S Pessin, Dean C Carlow
BACKGROUND: Very sensitive measurements of serum estrogens and testosterone are important in adult and pediatric endocrinology and immunoassays are known to lack the required performance at very low levels. Our aim was to develop a sensitive HPLC-MS/MS assay for both estradiol (E2) and testosterone (Te) in serum without the need for chemical derivatization and using commercially available calibrators. METHODS: Serum samples were prepared by the addition of internal standards followed by extraction using hexane:ethyl acetate...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220849/the-long-term-anterior-segment-configuration-after-pediatric-cataract-surgery-and-the-association-with-secondary-glaucoma
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Ding Chen, Xian-Hui Gong, He Xie, Xue-Ning Zhu, Jin Li, Yun-E Zhao
Secondary glaucoma constitutes major sight-threatening complication of pediatric cataract surgery, yet the etiology remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to investigate the long-term anterior segment configuration and the association with secondary glaucoma in pediatric pseudophakia. Ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) was performed on 40 eyes of 26 children underwent pediatric cataract surgery and intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. The anterior chamber depth (ACD), angle-opening distance at 500 μm (AOD500), trabecular-iris angle (TIA), central corneal thickness (CCT), structural abnormities, IOL position, IOP, and incidence of glaucoma were evaluated...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219966/the-child-witness-in-the-courtroom
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Robert H Pantell
Beginning in the 1980s, children have increasingly served as witnesses in the criminal, civil, and family courts; currently, >100 000 children appear in court each year. This statement updates the 1992 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement "The Child as a Witness" and the subsequent 1999 "The Child in Court: A Subject Review." It also builds on existing AAP policy on adverse life events affecting children and resources developed to understand and address childhood trauma. The purpose of this policy statement is to provide background information on some of the legal issues involving children testifying in court, including the accuracy and psychological impact of child testimony; to provide suggestions for how pediatricians can support patients who will testify in court; and to make recommendations for policy improvements to minimize the adverse psychological consequences for child witnesses...
February 20, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219081/current-methods-of-evaluating-speech-language-outcomes-for-preschoolers-with-communication-disorders-a-scoping-review-using-the-icf-cy
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Barbara Jane Cunningham, Karla N Washington, Amanda Binns, Katelyn Rolfe, Bernadette Robertson, Peter Rosenbaum
Purpose: The purpose of this scoping review was to identify current measures used to evaluate speech-language outcomes for preschoolers with communication disorders within the framework of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health-Children and Youth Version (ICF-CY; World Health Organization, 2007). Method: The review involved 5 phases outlined by Arksey and O'Malley (2005) and further developed by Levac, Colquhoun, and O'Brien (2010): (a) articulating the research question; (b) identifying relevant studies; (c) selecting studies; (d) charting the data; and (e) collating, summarizing, and reporting the results...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218785/inhibition-of-shh-pathway-mechanisms-by-arsenic-trioxide-in-pediatric-medulloblastomas-a-comprehensive-literature-review
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P H S Klinger, A F Andrade, L E A Delsin, R G P Queiroz, C A Scrideli, L G Tone, E T Valera
Recent innovations in the genomic understanding of medulloblastomas have provided new ways to explore this highly invasive malignant brain cancer arising from the cerebellum. Among the four different medulloblastoma subgroups described to date, the sonic hedgehog (SHH) genetic pathway is the pathway activated in the tumorigenesis of medulloblastoma. SHH-related medulloblastomas are usually of nodular/desmoplastic histology and frequently occur in children under the age of three, an age group highly susceptible to the acute and long-term effects of treatment...
February 16, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218726/biomarkers-in-pediatric-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Nicola Principi, Susanna Esposito
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is an infectious disease caused by bacteria, viruses, or a combination of these infectious agents. The severity of the clinical manifestations of CAP varies significantly. Consequently, both the differentiation of viral from bacterial CAP cases and the accurate assessment and prediction of disease severity are critical for effectively managing individuals with CAP. To solve questionable cases, several biomarkers indicating the etiology and severity of CAP have been studied...
February 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218352/concomitant-pulsatile-and-continuous-flow-vad-in-biventricular-and-univentricular-physiology-a-comparison-study-with-a-numerical-model
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Arianna Di Molfetta, Gianfranco Ferrari, Roberta Iacobelli, Sergio Filippelli, Paolo Guccione, Libera Fresiello, Gianluigi Perri, Antonio Amodeo
INTRODUCTION: To develop and test a lumped parameter model to simulate and compare the effects of the simultaneous use of continuous flow (CF) and pulsatile flow (PF) ventricular assist devices (VADs) to assist biventricular circulation vs. single ventricle circulation in pediatrics. METHODS: Baseline data of 5 patients with biventricular circulation eligible for LVAD and of 5 patients with Fontan physiology were retrospectively collected and used to simulate patient baselines...
February 11, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217829/vitamin-d-and-autism-what-s-new
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REVIEW
John Jacob Cannell
An increasing amount of evidence points to the possibility that gestational and early childhood vitamin D deficiency [25(OH)D < 40 ng/ml] cause some cases of autism. Vitamin D is metabolized into a seco-steroid hormone that regulates about 3% of the 26,000 genes in the coding human genome. It is also a neurosteroid that is active in brain development, having effects on cellular proliferation, differentiation, calcium signaling, neurotrophic and neuroprotective actions; it also appears to have an effect on neurotransmission and synaptic plasticity...
February 20, 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217595/impact-of-pre-hospital-care-on-the-outcome-of-children-arriving-with-agonal-breathing-to-a-pediatric-emergency-service-in-south-india
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Debasis Das Adhikari, Krishna Mahathi, Urmi Ghosh, Indira Agarwal, Anila Chacko, Ebor Jacob, Kala Ebenezer
BACKGROUND: Data on the prehospital interventions received by critically ill children at arrival to Paediatric Emergency Services (PES) is limited in developing countries. This study aims to describe the pre-hospital care scenario, transport and their impact on outcome in non-traumatic, acutely ill children presenting in PES with agonal breathing. METHODS: Prospective observational study done on children aged below 15 years arriving in PES with agonal breathing due to non-trauma related causes...
July 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217238/fetus-in-fetu-case-report-and-brief-review-of-literature-on-embryologic-origin-clinical-presentation-imaging-and-differential-diagnosis
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Suhas Aithal Sitharama, Bibekanand Jindal, Mrudula Kumari Vuriti, Bikash Kumar Naredi, Sriram Krishnamurthy, Deepak Barathi Subramania
BACKGROUND: Fetus in fetu (FIF) is a rare entity in which a malformed diamniotic monochorionic parasitic fetal twin develops inside a normal co-twin's body, most commonly in the abdominal cavity. FIF is differentiated from the teratoma by the presence of vertebral column often with an appropriate arrangement of other organs or limbs around it. CASE REPORT: A two-and-a-half-year-old girl presented with a painless abdominal swelling in the right hypochondrium. On imaging, a heterogenous soft tissue mass with internal calcific densities was noted in the retroperitoneum...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217159/managing-tracheal-extubation-in-infants-with-stridor-and-congenital-neuraxial-anomalies
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Deepti Saigal, Pragati Ganjoo, Megha U Sharma, Daljit Singh
Stridor is a serious complication of congenital neuraxial anomalies, which though, can get completely resolved with early neurosurgical correction of the anomaly. However, stridor relief may or may not be achieved soon after surgery. Persistent postoperative stridor can potentially cause extubation failure that may be difficult to handle in small children. There are no extubation guidelines for difficult pediatric airways as yet, and fewer appropriate airway-assist devices for routine use. Management of an infant with occipital encephalocele, hydrocephalus and bilateral abductor vocal cord palsy, who developed post-extubation respiratory distress due to stridor is discussed, together with the relevant tracheal extubation issues in such cases...
October 2016: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217156/extra-axial-giant-falcine-ependymoma-with-ultra-rapid-growth-in-child-uncommon-entity-with-literature-review
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Guru Dutta Satyarthee, Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar
Ependymoma tends to occur commonly along either on ventricular surfaces of the brain or central canal of the spinal cord. Rarely, ependymoma can develop in the cerebral cortex without attachment to the ventricular structures. However, such occurrence in the purely extra-axial compartment in the falcine region mimicking falcine meningioma is exceedingly rare. The detailed search of primary falcine ependymoma (PEFE) in Medline and PubMed yielded only five isolated case reports. All cases occurred in patient older than 17 years of age; however, our case was a 9-year-old girl...
October 2016: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217064/a-simple-technique-to-achieve-vascular-access-for-continuous-venous-venous-ultrafiltration-in-a-toddler
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Joseph Drew Tobias
Acute renal failure is associated with increased mortality in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. When anuric or oliguric renal failure occurs, the associated fluid overload may compromise respiratory function and has been shown to be associated with worse outcomes. Renal replacement therapy using continuous venous-venous hemofiltration (CVVH) allows for fluid, solute, and nitrogenous waste removal. However, large bore vascular access with placement of a double-lumen dialysis catheter is necessary to ensure effective flow rates to allow for CVVH...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217058/sub-tenon-s-injection-versus-paracetamol-in-pediatric-strabismus-surgery
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A N Ibrahim, T Shabana
BACKGROUND: Emergence agitation, vomiting, and oculocardiac reflex (OCR) in children undergoing strabismus surgery under general anesthesia are common problems. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the effect of analgesia can reduce the incidence of these problems. We compared the effects of sub-Tenon's injection versus intravenous (IV) and rectal paracetamol in this surgery. METHODS: In a prospective, randomized, double-blind study, ninety patients ranging in age from 4 to 8 years scheduled for extraocular muscle surgery for strabismus were included in this study...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216959/prescription-patterns-and-appropriateness-of-antibiotics-in-the-management-of-cough-cold-and-diarrhea-in-a-rural-tertiary-care-teaching-hospital
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Akram Ahmad, Muhammad Umair Khan, Sadiqa Malik, Guru Prasad Mohanta, S Parimalakrishnan, Isha Patel, Sameer Dhingra
BACKGROUND: Acute gastroenteritis and respiratory illnesses are the major causes of morbidity and mortality in children under 5 years of age. The objective of this study was to evaluate the prescription pattern of antibiotic utilization during the treatment of cough/cold and/or diarrhea in pediatric patients. METHODS: A descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted for 6 months in pediatric units of a tertiary care hospital in South India. Children under 5 years of age presenting with illness related to diarrhea and/or cough/cold were included in this study...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216208/a-rare-case-of-pediatric-lumbar-spinal-ependymoma-mimicking-meningitis
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Ezeali Mike Ekuma, Kiyoshi Ito, Akihiro Chiba, Yosuke Hara, Kohei Kanaya, Tetsuyoshi Horiuchi, Samuel Ohaegbulam, Kazuhiro Hongo
Spontaneous acute subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) from lumbar ependymoma in children is rare. We report a case of a14-year-old boy who developed sudden radicular low back pain while playing baseball. He was initially managed conservatively in a local hospital for suspected lumbar disc herniation, but later developed meningeal symptoms and fever before being referred to our hospital. There he underwent a diagnostic lumbar puncture in the emergency room; his cerebrospinal fluid suggested an SAH. Physical examination showed meningeal signs and cauda equina features...
February 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216137/low-predictive-value-of-histopathological-scoring-system-for-complications-development-in-children-with-crohn-s-disease
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Ondrej Fabian, Ondrej Hradsky, Kristyna Potuznikova, Alena Kalfusova, Lenka Krskova, Ludmila Hornofova, Josef Zamecnik, Jiri Bronsky
OBJECTIVES: In pediatric Crohn's disease (PCD), the benefit of microscopy in disease activity assessment and prediction of clinical outcome is, due to the focality and transmurality of the inflammation, disputable. We investigated whether histopathological scoring system predicts complications in pediatric CD and correlates with endoscopical and clinical scores. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study on 63 patients. Endoscopy in the time of diagnosis was evaluated using the Simple Endoscopic Score (SES) and histopathology with the Global Histology Activity Score, both in its original version (GHAS) and its modification (modGHAS)...
January 15, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216078/checklist-to-improve-informed-consent-process-in-pediatric-surgery-a-pilot-study
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Mohammed Firdouse, Amy Wajchendler, Martin Koyle, Annie Fecteau
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a checklist to standardize surgical informed consent process. METHODS: A checklist was created following a literature search. Consent processes were observed from general surgery (GS) and urology (US) in the pre- and post-intervention phases. Competent patients/guardians were asked to complete a satisfaction questionnaire. All trainees and staff surgeons were interviewed on the checklist's utility. RESULTS: 73 observations (GS=39, US=34) and 66 observations (GS=30, US=36) were made in the pre- and post-intervention phase, respectively...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215263/sleep-disordered-breathing-systemic-adipokine-secretion-and-metabolic-dysregulation-in-overweight-and-obese-children-and-adolescents
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Annelies Van Eyck, Kim Van Hoorenbeeck, Benedicte Y De Winter, Luc Van Gaal, Wilfried De Backer, Stijn L Verhulst
OBJECTIVE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is common among overweight and obese children, and it is an independent risk factor for developing metabolic syndrome. However, the mechanisms linking OSA and metabolic syndrome are still unclear, but a role for adipose tissue dysfunction caused by intermittent hypoxia has been suggested. Therefore, the goal of this study was to investigate the relationship between OSA and systemic adipokine concentrations in overweight and obese children. METHODS: We included 164 overweight and obese children in a tertiary center and distributed them in groups based on their obstructive apnea-hypopnea index (111 controls, 28 mild OSA, 25 moderate-to-severe OSA)...
February 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215238/sleep-disordered-breathing-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Engin Koyuncu, Mustafa H Türkkani, Fatma G Sarikaya, Neşe Özgirgin
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the frequency of Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) in children with Cerebral Palsy (CP), and determine whether a relationship between SDB and age, gender, weight status, type of CP, motor function level, and spasticity can be established. METHODS: The study included 94 children with CP and 94 healthy children with normal development, between the ages two and 18. SDB was assessed using the Sleep-Related Breathing Disorder (SRBD) scale of the Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire (PSQ)...
February 2017: Sleep Medicine
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