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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202706/clinical-and-genetic-factors-predicting-dravet-syndrome-in-infants-with-scn1a-mutations
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Valentina Cetica, Sara Chiari, Davide Mei, Elena Parrini, Laura Grisotto, Carla Marini, Daniela Pucatti, Annarita Ferrari, Federico Sicca, Nicola Specchio, Marina Trivisano, Domenica Battaglia, Ilaria Contaldo, Nelia Zamponi, Cristina Petrelli, Tiziana Granata, Francesca Ragona, Giuliano Avanzini, Renzo Guerrini
OBJECTIVE: To explore the prognostic value of initial clinical and mutational findings in infants with SCN1A mutations. METHODS: Combining sex, age/fever at first seizure, family history of epilepsy, EEG, and mutation type, we analyzed the accuracy of significant associations in predicting Dravet syndrome vs milder outcomes in 182 mutation carriers ascertained after seizure onset. To assess the diagnostic accuracy of all parameters, we calculated sensitivity, specificity, receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves, diagnostic odds ratios, and positive and negative predictive values and the accuracy of combined information...
February 15, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198193/association-between-dehydration-and-fever-during-the-first-week-of-life
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Ariane Boutin, Ana Carceller, Marie Pier Desjardins, Marisol Sanchez, Jocelyn Gravel
BACKGROUND: Trying to differentiate serious bacterial infection (SBI) from a self-limiting illness in febrile infants seen in the pediatric emergency department (PED) is a significant challenge. The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of dehydration and its relationship to SBI in febrile full-term newborns under 1 week of age seen in a PED. METHODS: A retrospective observational study was carried out on all children younger than 8 days of age with fever who presented to a single, tertiary care, PED from January 2009 to April 2014...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188933/zika-virus-shedding-in-human-milk-during-lactation-an-unlikely-source-of-infecton
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Marta G Cavalcanti, Mauro J Cabral-Castro, Jorge L S Gonçalves, Larissa S Santana, Eduardo Scarlatelli Pimenta, José M Peralta
Zika virus (ZIKV) transmission through non-mosquito-dependent route has become increasingly important after reports of sexual transmission of ZIKV. Breastfeeding is a potential means of ZIKV transmission, but the data is still limited. Four mothers with laboratory-proven infection were reported. No disease evolved in three of the breastfed babies despite detectable maternal viremia and viruria, the presence of viral RNA shedding, and the isolation of infective particles in one milk sample. However, in one infant of a ZIKV-infected mother, fever and rash proved to be related to Chikungunya virus infection...
February 7, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185626/prevalence-of-concomitant-acute-bacterial-meningitis-in-neonates-with-febrile-urinary-tract-infection-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
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Sowdhamini S Wallace, Danielle N Brown, Andrea T Cruz
OBJECTIVE: To describe the frequency of concomitant acute bacterial meningitis (ABM) in neonates with febrile urinary tract infection (UTI). STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective cross-sectional study from 2005 to 2013 of infants ≤30 days old evaluated in the emergency department of a quaternary care children's hospital with fever and laboratory-confirmed UTI. Definite ABM was defined as cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) culture with growth of pathogenic bacteria and probable ABM if pleocytosis with ≥ 20 white blood cell was present in an antibiotic-pretreated patient...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178054/safety-of-tetanus-diphtheria-and-pertussis-vaccination-during-pregnancy-a-systematic-review
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Mark McMillan, Michelle Clarke, Adriana Parrella, Deshayne B Fell, Gayatri Amirthalingam, Helen S Marshall
OBJECTIVE: To assess antenatal, birth, and infant outcomes for pregnant women, fetuses, and infants after antenatal vaccination with any antigen present in combination pertussis vaccines. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, EMBASE, Literature in the Health Sciences in Latin America and the Caribbean, ClinicalTrials.gov, Cochrane Library, and World Health Organization (inception to May 5, 2016). METHODS OF STUDY SELECTION: Studies reporting outcomes for pregnant women, their fetus, or infant after antenatal exposure to either monovalent or combined tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) or inactivated polio vaccines were considered for inclusion...
February 6, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164028/the-clinical-spectrum-of-severe-acute-malnutrition-in-children-in-cameroon-a-hospital-based-study-in-yaounde-cameroon
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Andreas Chiabi, Berthe Malangue, Seraphin Nguefack, Félicitée Nguefack Dongmo, Florence Fru, Virginie Takou, Fru Angwafo
BACKGROUND: Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is a major health problem, and the cause of more than half of childhood deaths in children less than 5 years in developing countries. Globally, 20 million children under 5 years of age are severely malnourished according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In Cameroon, the prevalence of SAM remains high and estimated at 1.9% in 2011 and 1.3% in 2014. The aim of this study was to determine the epidemiology, clinical aspects and outcome of SAM at the Yaounde Gynaeco-Obstetric and Pediatric Hospital (YGOPH)...
January 2017: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162821/safety-of-live-vaccinations-on-immunosuppressive-therapy-in-patients-with-immune-mediated-inflammatory-diseases-solid-organ-transplantation-or-after-bone-marrow-transplantation-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-trials-observational-studies-and-case-reports
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REVIEW
Evelina Croce, Christoph Hatz, Emile F Jonker, L G Visser, Veronika K Jaeger, Silja Bühler
BACKGROUND: Live vaccines are generally contraindicated on immunosuppressive therapy due to safety concerns. However, data are limited to corroborate this practice. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the safety of live vaccinations in patients with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMID) or solid organ transplantation (SOT) on immunosuppressive treatment and in patients after bone-marrow transplantation (BMT). DATA SOURCES: A search was conducted in electronic databases (Cochrane, Pubmed, Embase) and additional literature was identified by targeted searches...
February 2, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160147/evaluation-of-the-bedside-quikread-go%C3%A2-crp-test-in-the-management-of-febrile-infants-at-the-emergency-department
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S Hernández-Bou, V Trenchs, M I Vanegas, A F Valls, C Luaces
Recently C-reactive protein (CRP) point-of-care tests have been developed. We aimed to validate a bedside CRP test (QuikRead go® CRP), to compare it with the laboratory CRP (ARCHITECT c8000 Abbott, Germany) test in children with fever without source (FWS), and to evaluate the optimal CRP cut-off value to identify those patients at a high risk for serious bacterial infection (SBI). The CRP bedside test was prospectively performed in capillary blood samples concurrently with the laboratory CRP testing for 283 well-appearing infants aged 1 to 24 months with FWS attending the emergency department (ED) between May 2013 and August 2015...
February 3, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151846/osteomyelitis-of-the-odontoid-process-in-children-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Asael Lubotzky, Ruth Cytter Kuint, Eliyahu Raccah, Orli Megged
OBJECTIVE: To report clinical, laboratory, and radiologic manifestations in two infants with osteomyelitis of the odontoid process (dens). BACKGROUND: Vertebral osteomyelitis is uncommon, and osteomyelitis of the dens has rarely been reported in the pediatric population. METHODS: The medical records of two infants diagnosed with dens osteomyelitis were reviewed. RESULTS: Both infants had fever which resolved spontaneously before admission...
January 31, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151843/pseudomonas-aeruginosa-associated-diarrheal-diseases-in-children
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Chih-Hsien Chuang, Rajendra Prasad Janapatla, Yi-Hsin Wang, Hsin-Ju Chang, Yhu-Chering Huang, Tzou-Yien Lin, Cheng-Hsun Chiu
BACKGROUND: The gastrointestinal tract is not the common infection site of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The role of P. aeruginosa as a causative agent for diarrhea in children without pre-existing disease is controversial. METHODS: From 2003 to 2012 we reviewed the records of 259 diarrheal patients less than 5 years of age whose stool culture grew P. aeruginosa. Virulence phenotypes of bacterial isolates were determined in vitro, including cytotoxicity, penetration and adherence to epithelial cells...
January 31, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140752/concomitant-administration-of-diphtheria-tetanus-acellular-pertussis-and-inactivated-poliovirus-vaccine-derived-from-sabin-strains-dtap-sipv-with-pentavalent-rotavirus-vaccine-in-japanese-infants
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Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Ruriko Yokokawa, Han Shi Rong, Hiroyuki Kishino, Jon E Stek, Margaret Nelson, Jody Lawrence
Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe acute gastroenteritis in infants and young children. Most children are infected with rotavirus, and the health and economic burdens of rotavirus gastroenteritis on healthcare systems and families are considerable. In 2012 pentavalent rotavirus vaccine (RV5) and diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis and inactivated poliovirus vaccine derived from Sabin strains (DTaP-sIPV) were licensed in Japan. We examined the immunogenicity and safety of DTaP-sIPV when administrated concomitantly with RV5 in Japanese infants...
January 31, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138051/child-gender-and-parental-reporting-of-illness-symptoms-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Peter C Rockers, Margaret McConnell
The overwhelming majority of evidence about the health of children in low- and middle-income countries is based on reports by parents. There is limited evidence on whether these reports suffer from systematic bias, particularly related to the gender of the child. We investigate differences in symptom reporting by child gender in a sample of countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Data from 35 Demographic and Health Surveys and 10 Malaria Indicator Surveys conducted since 2005 were analyzed. Parental reports of child symptoms were compared for girls and boys...
January 30, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130683/early-diagnosis-of-early-onset-sarcoidosis-a-case-report-with-functional-analysis-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Yusuke Takeuchi, Tomonari Shigemura, Norimoto Kobayashi, Naoe Kaneko, Tomoyuki Iwasaki, Kisei Minami, Keiko Kobayashi, Junya Masumoto, Kazunaga Agematsu
This study examined the pathogenesis of early-onset sarcoidosis (EOS) in a patient with a rare NOD2 mutation and surveyed the literature to identify the hallmark features for early diagnosis. An infant girl suffering from prolonged fever and skin rash of multiple pinkish papules and subsequent erythema nodosum was referred to our institution. Skin biopsy and DNA sequencing were performed along with cytokine profiling of the patient's serum and stimulated mononuclear cells. NF-κB activation was analyzed using transfected cells...
January 27, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130432/azithromycin-in-labor-lowers-clinical-infections-in-mothers-and-newborns-a-double-blind-trial
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Claire Oluwalana, Bully Camara, Christian Bottomley, Sean Goodier, Abdoulie Bojang, Beate Kampmann, Samba Ceesay, Umberto D'Alessandro, Anna Roca
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: We have recently completed a proof-of-concept trial showing that bacterial colonization decreased in women and newborns after the administration of azithromycin during labor. Here, we aim to assess the effect of the intervention on maternal and neonatal clinical infections. METHODS: This was a double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized trial. Gambian women in labor were given either an oral dose of azithromycin (2 g) or placebo. Follow-up was conducted for 8 weeks after delivery...
February 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126133/an-infant-with-fever-and-rash
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Chang-Ching Wei, Jeng-Dau Tsai
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February 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121748/disseminated-nonleukemic-myeloid-sarcoma-of-the-spleen-with-involvement-of-the-liver-in-an-infant
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Yueli Rao, Yuanyuan Wu, Ao Dong, Kun Zhu, Wei Li, Shenyang Cai, Min Yang, Jie Yan
Nonleukemic myeloid sarcoma (MS) is a rare tumor that can occur in several locations without myeloid leukemia. We reported a first case of nonleukemic MS of the spleen involving the liver in a 5-month-old boy presenting with hematochezia, petechial hemorrhage, fever, and hepatosplenomegaly. Bone marrow trephine biopsy and immunophenotypic flow cytometry revealed no evidence of myeloid leukemia. The patient underwent liver biopsy and splenectomy. Clinicopathology and immunohistochemistry suggested a disseminated nonleukemic MS...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109708/bordetella-pertussis-infection-in-children-with-severe-pneumonia-philippines-2012-2015
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Alexander Sadiasa, Mariko Saito-Obata, Clyde Dapat
A case-comparison study was conducted based on an observational study of severe pneumonia among hospitalized children in the Philippines. The children, from 8days to 13years old and hospitalized with clinical diagnosis of severe or very severe pneumonia from August 2012 to February 2015, were recruited. Nasopharyngeal swabs were collected from 1152 cases and B. pertussis were detected from 34 cases by PCR. Pertussis-positive cases were more likely to have no fever, more than one week of coughing and breathing difficulty, decreased breathing sounds, and central cyanosis than pertussis- negative cases...
January 18, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107869/measles-outbreaks-in-the-kyeongin-area-of-the-republic-of-korea-2013-2014-a-single-center-experience-in-a-country-of-measles-elimination
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Sun Hyoung Park, Dong Hun Lee, Jang Yong Jin, Young-Lim Shin, Meeyong Shin, Sung Shin Kim, Won Suk Suh, Jae Ock Park, Yong Hee Hong
OBJECTIVE: To identify the source of infection and determine the clinical features and laboratory finding of measles infection. METHODS: In 27 measles patients, except for 3 adult patients, the rest of 24 pediatric measles cases were analyzed with regard to age, sex, immunization status, transmission routes and molecular genotyping of measles virus. Eighteen measles patients who admitted in isolation ward were set apart to investigate clinical findings and its correlation with laboratory characteristics...
January 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079808/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-pediatric-benign-pneumoperitoneum-a-case-report-series-of-9-patients
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Shou-Xing Duan, Zong-Bo Sun, Guang-Huan Wang, Jun Zhong, Wen-Hui Ou, Ma-Xian Fu, Fu-Sheng Wang, Shu-Hua Ma, Jian-Hong Li
INTRODUCTION: Benign pneumoperitoneum (BPPT) is defined as asymptomatic free intraabdominal air or as pneumoperitoneum without peritonitis. Symptomatic free air requires surgical anagement, but management of asymptomatic pneumoperitoneum is controversial. In this study, we investigate the diagnosis and treatment of BPPT in children. CLINICAL FINDINGS: The clinical data of 9 pediatric patients with BPPT who were admitted to our hospital from January 2000 to January 2015 were retrospectively analyzed to summarize the diagnosis and treatment...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072664/clinical-pathway-effectiveness-febrile-young-infant-clinical-pathway-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department
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Ashlee Lynn Murray, Elizabeth Alpern, Jane Lavelle, Cynthia Mollen
OBJECTIVE: Young infants are often treated in emergency departments (EDs) for febrile illnesses. Any delay in care or ineffective management could lead to increased patient morbidity and mortality. A standardized ED clinical pathway may improve care for these patients. The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of a febrile young infant clinical pathway implemented in a large, urban children's hospital ED on the timeliness and consistency of care. METHODS: This study used a before-and-after retrospective observational study design comparing 2 separate periods: prepathway from September 2007 through August 2008 and postpathway from September 2009 through August 2010...
January 9, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
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