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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045353/impaired-il-10-receptor-mediated-suppression-in-monocyte-from-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
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Moran Y Nunberg, Lael Werner, Uri Kopylov, Yael Haberman, Avishay Lahad, Batia Weiss, Dror S Shouval
OBJECTIVES: Interleukin-10 (IL-10) is an immunoregulatory cytokine that has a central role in suppressing pro-inflammatory responses. Patients with deleterious mutations in IL-10 or IL-10 receptor (IL-10R) genes develop severe colitis and perianal disease in the first months of life. Whether IL-10R expression and signaling in pediatric- or adult-onset Crohn's disease (CD) are altered is unknown. The objective of this study was to characterize IL-10R expression and IL-10R-mediated suppression in patients with CD...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045351/awareness-and-implementation-of-the-2014%C3%A2-espghan-naspghan-guideline-for-childhood-functional-constipation
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Ilan J N Koppen, M H Vriesman, M M Tabbers, C Di Lorenzo, M A Benninga
OBJECTIVE: To assess if physicians approach children with functional constipation according to the 2014 ESPGHAN/NASPGHAN guideline. METHODS: We invited pediatricians and pediatric gastroenterologists in the Netherlands and the U.S. to participate in this anonymous survey using a self-developed questionnaire containing 19 multiple-choice questions concerning evaluation and treatment of children with constipation. RESULTS: We included 328 physicians (67% from the U...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045303/riluzole-serum-concentration-in-pediatric-patients-treated-for-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
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Paul Grant, Cristan Farmer, Jane Song, Timothy Kish, Susan Swedo
PURPOSE/BACKGROUND: The goals of this study were to determine whether pediatric serum concentration of riluzole is similar to that observed in adults and to determine whether riluzole serum concentration is associated with adverse effects or efficacy in children and adolescents with treatment-refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder. METHODS/PROCEDURES: Data were drawn from previously published studies: 1 open-label trial and 1 randomized controlled trial with an open-label extension phase...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045267/the-prevalence-and-investigation-of-risk-factors-of-oral-mucositis-in-a-pediatric-oncology-inpatient-population-a-prospective-study
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Gabrielle Allen, Richard Logan, Tom Revesz, Dorothy Keefe, Sam Gue
BACKGROUND: Oral mucositis can be a frequent and severe complication of chemotherapy in children. It can result in pain, infection, depression, prolonged admission, treatment delays, increase in patient morbidity, and increased costs. AIM: To record the prevalence and severity of oral mucositis among inpatients and explore the relationship of risks factors and the development of oral mucositis. DESIGN: During an 18-month period 643 clinical inpatient assessments were completed on 73 children who were admitted and had received chemotherapy in the last 14 days...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044978/early-postoperative-fever-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-cochlear-implant-surgery
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Sabri El-Saied, Ben-Zion Joshua, Muhammad Abu Tailakh, Irit Jagev, Revital Gorali, Mordechai Kraus, Daniel M Kaplan
Early Post-Operative Fever after cochlear Implant surgery is not uncommon. We assessed all pediatric patients undergoing cochlear implants and addressed the patients with post-operative fever. A hundred and thirty surgeries were performed; of all patients 25 developed early postoperative fever. The workup did not identify the cause of fever in any of the patients. Fever resolved without any additional Intervention. There was no difference in fever or infection rate in patients that received prophylactic antibiotic, whether prolonged (one week) versus or only perioperative treatment (one day)...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044830/optimal-management-of-apparatus-dead-space-in-the-anesthetized-infant
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Michael R King, Jeffrey M Feldman
Mechanical ventilation of the anesthetized infant requires careful attention to equipment and ventilator settings to assure optimal gas exchange and minimize the potential for lung injury. Apparatus dead space, defined as dead space resulting from devices placed between the endotracheal tube and the Y-piece of the breathing circuit, is the primary source of dead space controlled by the clinician. Due to the small tidal volumes required by infants and neonates, it is easy to create excessive apparatus dead space resulting in unintended hypercarbia or increased minute ventilation in an effort to achieve a desirable PCO2 ...
October 17, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044597/short-and-long-term-complications-of-in-utero-exposure-to-lamotrigine
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Merav Cohen-Israel, Itai Berger, Einat Y Martonovich, Gil Klinger, Bracha Stahl, Nehama Linder
AIM: The present study evaluates the effect of antenatal lamotrigine exposure, on short and long term pediatric outcome. METHODS: The study included the children of 83 epileptic women treated with lamotrigine during pregnancy, at a tertiary medical center between 2004-2014. All newborns were monitored for vital signs, congenital malformations and Finnegan score. In addition, the parents completed a questionnaire regarding child's development and health up to the age of 12 years...
October 18, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043975/-preventive-and-therapeutic-advantages-of-sugar-free-chewing-gums-in-orthodontics-a-study-conducted-on-practitioners-and-patients
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Pauline Ferney, François Clauss, Damien Offner, Delphine Wagner
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to assess the level of knowledge in a cohort of oral health professionals and patients about preventive and therapeutic actions of sugar-free chewing gums. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A forward-looking monocentric study of perception regarding the level of information about the effects of sugar-free chewing gums consumption was conducted on 135 young patients, from 11 to 17 years old, carriers of fixed orthodontic appliances and treated in the Department of Orthodontics in the Oral Medicine and Surgery Center of the University Hospitals of Strasbourg...
September 2017: L' Orthodontie Française
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043423/preliminary-report-from-the-world-health-organisation-chest-radiography-in-epidemiological-studies-project
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REVIEW
Nasreen Mahomed, Nicholas Fancourt, John de Campo, Margaret de Campo, Aliu Akano, Thomas Cherian, Olivia G Cohen, David Greenberg, Stephen Lacey, Neera Kohli, Henrique M Lederman, Shabir A Madhi, Veronica Manduku, Eric D McCollum, Kate Park, Jose Luis Ribo-Aristizabal, Naor Bar-Zeev, Katherine L O'Brien, Kim Mulholland
Childhood pneumonia is among the leading infectious causes of mortality in children younger than 5 years of age globally. Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) is the leading infectious cause of childhood bacterial pneumonia. The diagnosis of childhood pneumonia remains a critical epidemiological task for monitoring vaccine and treatment program effectiveness. The chest radiograph remains the most readily available and common imaging modality to assess childhood pneumonia. In 1997, the World Health Organization Radiology Working Group was established to provide a consensus method for the standardized definition for the interpretation of pediatric frontal chest radiographs, for use in bacterial vaccine efficacy trials in children...
October 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043153/developmental-psychopathology-a-primer-for-clinical-pediatrics
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Robert Eme
Developmental psychopathology (DP), broadly defined as the scientific discipline that has as its primary goal the integration of developmental science and psychopathology into a coherent approach to explanatory models for psychopathological development, has become the dominant approach in the past decade for understanding the origins of mental disorders among children and adolescents. Hence, it is incumbent upon those working in the field of clinical pediatrics to have at least a basic understanding of its core principles of DP...
September 22, 2017: World Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042864/recent-advances-in-pediatric-interventional-cardiology
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REVIEW
Seong-Ho Kim
During the last 10 years, there have been major technological achievements in pediatric interventional cardiology. In addition, there have been several advances in cardiac imaging, especially in 3-dimensional imaging of echocardiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and cineangiography. Therefore, more types of congenital heart diseases can be treated in the cardiac catheter laboratory today than ever before. Furthermore, lesions previously considered resistant to interventional therapies can now be managed with high success rates...
August 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042841/bradycardia-in-a-pediatric-heart-transplant-recipient-is-it-the-sugammadex
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Adele King, Aymen Naguib, Joseph D Tobias
Sugammadex is a novel pharmacologic agent that is used to selectively reverse the effects of the neuromuscular blocking agents rocuronium and vecuronium. Various advantages have been reported when comparing its reversal of neuromuscular blockade to that achieved with acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (neostigmine). In heart transplant recipients, bradycardia may occur following the administration of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, due to the denervation of the heart. Theoretically, the combination of rocuronium and sugammadex could be advantageous in this clinical scenario to avoid the potential bradycardia resulting from neostigmine administration...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042752/spotlight-on-perampanel-in-the-management-of-seizures-design-development-and-an-update-on-place-in-therapy
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Michele A Faulkner
PURPOSE: Perampanel is a first-in-class antiepileptic medication approved for the treatment of partial (focal) seizures, and as adjunctive treatment for primarily generalized tonic-clonic seizures. The pharmacology, efficacy data, adverse-effect profile, pharmacokinetics and place in therapy are reviewed. SUMMARY: Perampanel is indicated for use in patients with epilepsy who are 12 years of age or older. It is the first medication designed specifically to be a non-competitive antagonist at post-synaptic α-amino-3-hydroxyl-5-methyl-4-isoxazole-propionate receptors...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042343/systems-based-training-in-graduate-medical-education-for-service-learning-in-the-state-legislature-in-the-united-states-pilot-study
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Shikhar H Shah, Maureen D Clark, Kimberly Hu, Jalene A Shoener, Joshua Fogel, William C Kling, James Ronayne
BACKGROUND: There is a dearth of advocacy training in graduate medical education in the United States. To address this void, the Legislative Education and Advocacy Development (LEAD) course was developed as an interprofessional experience, partnering a cohort of pediatrics residents, fourth-year medical students, and public health students to be trained in evidence-informed health policy making. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to evaluate the usefulness and acceptability of a service-based legislative advocacy course...
October 17, 2017: JMIR Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040317/economic-benefits-of-sharing-and-redistributing-influenza-vaccines-when-shortages-occurred
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Sheng-I Chen
BACKGROUND: Recurrent influenza outbreak has been a concern for government health institutions in Taiwan. Over 10% of the population is infected by influenza viruses every year, and the infection has caused losses to both health and the economy. Approximately three million free vaccine doses are ordered and administered to high-risk populations at the beginning of flu season to control the disease. The government recommends sharing and redistributing vaccine inventories when shortages occur...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040012/outcome-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-children-with-down-syndrome-polish-pediatric-leukemia-and-lymphoma-study-group-report
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Joanna Zawitkowska, Teresa Odój, Katarzyna Drabko, Agnieszka Zaucha-Prażmo, Julia Rudnicka, Michał Romiszewski, Michał Matysiak, Kinga Kwiecińska, Magdalena Ćwiklińska, Walentyna Balwierz, Joanna Owoc-Lempach, Katarzyna Derwich, Jacek Wachowiak, Maciej Niedźwiecki, Elżbieta Adamkiewicz-Drożyńska, Joanna Trelińska, Wojciech Młynarski, Andrzej Kołtan, Mariusz Wysocki, Renata Tomaszewska, Tomasz Szczepański, Marcin Płonowski, Maryna Krawczuk-Rybak, Tomasz Ociepa, Tomasz Urasiński, Agnieszka Mizia-Malarz, Grażyna Sobol-Milejska, Grażyna Karolczyk, Jerzy Kowalczyk
Children with Down syndrome (DS) have a 20-fold increased risk of developing leukemia compared with the general population. The aim of the study was to analyze the outcome of patients diagnosed with Down syndrome and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in Poland between the years 2003 and 2010. A total of 1848 children were diagnosed with ALL (810 females and 1038 males). Of those, 41 (2.2%) had DS. The children were classified into three risk groups: a standard-risk group-14 patients, an intermediate-risk group-24, a high-risk group-3...
October 17, 2017: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039850/systematic-review-disease-activity-indices-in-eosinophilic-esophagitis
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REVIEW
Marijn J Warners, Pieter Hindryckx, Barrett G Levesque, Claire E Parker, Lisa M Shackelton, Reena Khanna, William J Sandborn, Geert R D'Haens, Brian G Feagan, Albert J Bredenoord, Vipul Jairath
OBJECTIVES: There is no clear consensus regarding the most appropriate measure(s) of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) disease activity. We aimed to identify all scoring indices used for the measurement of disease activity in EoE, appraise their operating properties, and discuss their value as outcome measures. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CENTRAL (The Cochrane library) were searched from inception to 11 May 2016. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs), cohort, case-control, and cross-sectional studies that reported outcomes to measure EoE disease activity or response to treatment were eligible...
October 17, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039487/functional-analysis-of-hoxa10-and-hoxb4-in-human-medulloblastoma-cell-lines
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Ricardo Bonfim-Silva, Fernanda Ursoli Ferreira Melo, Carolina Hassibe Thomé, Kuruvilla Joseph Abraham, Fábio Augusto Labre De Souza, Fernando Silva Ramalho, Hélio Rubens Machado, Ricardo Santos De Oliveira, Angelo A Cardoso, Dimas Tadeu Covas, Aparecida Maria Fontes
Medulloblastoma (MB) is a malignant childhood brain tumor which at molecular level is classified into at least four major subtypes: WNT, SHH, group C and group D differing in response to treatment. Previous studies have associated changes in expression levels and activation of certain HOX genes with MB development. In the present study, we investigate the role of HOX genes in two attributes acquired by tumor cells: migration and proliferation potential, as well as, in vivo tumorigenic potential. We analyzed UW402, UW473, DAOY and ONS-76 human pediatric MB cell lines and cerebellum primary cultures...
October 10, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038830/a-distance-blended-learning-program-to-upgrade-the-clinical-competence-of-district-non-doctor-anesthesia-providers-in-nepal
#19
Shristi Shah, Stephen Knoble, Oliver Ross, Stephen Pickering
BACKGROUND: Across Nepal, anesthesia at a district level is provided mostly by non-doctor anesthesia providers (anesthesia assistants-AAs). Nepal's Government recognized the need to sustain competence with continuous professional development and to upgrade 6-month trained working AAs to professional equivalence with the new national standard of 12-month training. As they are essential district health workers and AA clinical training sites are full, an innovative distance blended learning, competency-based, upgrade 1-year course was developed and conducted in 2014-2017 for two batches...
October 16, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038273/pharmacokinetic-modelling-of-voriconazole-to-develop-an-alternative-dosing-regimen-in-children
#20
Silke Gastine, Thomas Lehrnbecher, Carsten Müller, Fedja Farowski, Peter Bader, Judith Ullmann-Moskovits, Oliver A Cornely, Andreas H Groll, Georg Hempel
Background. The pharmacokinetic variability of voriconazole in immunocompromised children is high and adequate exposure, particularly in the first days of therapy, is uncertain.Methods A population pharmacokinetic model was developed to explore VCZ exposure in plasma after alternative dosing regimens. Concentration data were obtained from a pediatric phase II study. Non-linear mixed effects modelling was used to develop the model. Monte Carlo simulations were performed to test an array of three times daily (TID) intravenous dosing regimens in children 2 to 12 years of age...
October 16, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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