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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909259/assessing-progress-in-implementing-uganda-s-nutrition-action-plan-district-level-insights
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Edgar Agaba, Amanda Pomeroy-Stevens, Shibani Ghosh, Jeffrey K Griffiths
BACKGROUND: The 2011 Uganda Nutrition Action Plan (UNAP) established 2016 maternal and child nutrition targets. However, there is a lack of routine district-level data collection to assess UNAP implementation. OBJECTIVE: To use Nutrition Innovation Lab (NIL) data to inform policy makers on the progress of UNAP-related indicators. METHODS: The NIL collected serial household-level survey data (n = 3600) in 6 districts, including 2 UNAP implementation districts, in 2012 and 2014...
December 2016: Food and Nutrition Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905971/trends-causes-and-risk-factors-of-mortality-among-children-under-5-in-ethiopia-1990-2013-findings-from-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2013
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Amare Deribew, Gizachew Assefa Tessema, Kebede Deribe, Yohannes Adama Melaku, Yihunie Lakew, Azmeraw T Amare, Semaw F Abera, Mesoud Mohammed, Abiy Hiruye, Efrem Teklay, Awoke Misganaw, Nicholas Kassebaum
BACKGROUND: Ethiopia has made remarkable progress in reducing child mortality over the last two decades. However, the under-5 mortality rate in Ethiopia is still higher than the under-5 mortality rates of several low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). On the other hand, the patterns and causes of child mortality have not been well investigated in Ethiopia. The objective of this study was to investigate the mortality trend, causes of death, and risk factors among children under 5 in Ethiopia during 1990-2013...
November 14, 2016: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904864/nephrotic-range-proteinuria-and-peripheral-edema-in-a-child-not-only-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome
#3
Valentina Dolcemascolo, Marina Vivarelli, Manuela Colucci, Francesca Diomedi-Camassei, Rossella Piras, Marta Alberti, Francesco Emma
Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is defined by the simultaneous occurrence of hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and acute kidney injury due to thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) mainly occurring in renal and cerebral microvessels. Although the most common cause of HUS in children is Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli, atypical forms in which Shiga toxin is not the trigger may occur. Research over the last few years has shown that complement dysregulation secondary to mutations of genes coding for proteins involved in the regulation of the alternative pathway of complement account for most forms of atypical HUS (aHUS)...
September 2016: Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896406/evaluation-of-rex-shunt-on-cavernous-transformation-of-the-portal-vein-in-children
#4
Ruo-Yi Wang, Jun-Feng Wang, Xiao-Gang Sun, Qian Liu, Jia-Long Xu, Qi-Gang Lv, Wei-Xiu Chen, Jin-Liang Li
BACKGROUND: Children with cavernous transformation of the portal vein (CTPV) develop severe complications from prehepatic portal hypertension, such as recurrent variceal bleeding and thrombocytopenia. In this study, we reported the results of 30 children with symptomatic CTPV that were treated by a Rex shunt. The effectiveness of this surgical approach was evaluated. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of 30 children aged between 3 and 18 years with CTPV, who underwent a Rex shunt between 2008 and 2015...
November 28, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895843/severe-anemia-in-malawian-children
#5
Job Cj Calis, Kamija S Phiri, E Brian Faragher, Bernard J Brabin, Imelda Bates, Luis E Cuevas, Rob J de Haan, Ajib I Phiri, Pelani Malange, Mirriam Khoka, Paul Jm Hulshof, Lisette van Lieshout, Marcel Ghm Beld, Yik Y Teo, Kirk A Rockett, Anna Richardson, Dominic P Kwiatkowski, Malcolm E Molyneux, Michaël Boele van Hensbroek
BACKGROUND: Severe anemia is a major cause of sickness and death in African children, yet the causes of anemia in this population have been inadequately studied. METHODS: We conducted a case-control study of 381 preschool children with severe anemia (hemoglobin concentration, <5.0 g per deciliter) and 757 preschool children without severe anemia in urban and rural settings in Malawi. Causal factors previously associated with severe anemia were studied. The data were examined by multivariate analysis and structural equation modeling...
September 2016: Malawi Medical Journal: the Journal of Medical Association of Malawi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891065/trends-causes-and-risk-factors-of-mortality-among-children-under-5-in-ethiopia-1990-2013-findings-from-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2013
#6
Amare Deribew, Gizachew Assefa Tessema, Kebede Deribe, Yohannes Adama Melaku, Yihunie Lakew, Azmeraw T Amare, Semaw F Abera, Mesoud Mohammed, Abiy Hiruye, Efrem Teklay, Awoke Misganaw, Nicholas Kassebaum
BACKGROUND: Ethiopia has made remarkable progress in reducing child mortality over the last two decades. However, the under-5 mortality rate in Ethiopia is still higher than the under-5 mortality rates of several low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). On the other hand, the patterns and causes of child mortality have not been well investigated in Ethiopia. The objective of this study was to investigate the mortality trend, causes of death, and risk factors among children under 5 in Ethiopia during 1990-2013...
2016: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882439/obstetric-and-perinatal-outcome-of-babies-born-from-sperm-selected-by-macs-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#7
Laura Romany, Nicolas Garrido, Ana Cobo, Belen Aparicio-Ruiz, Vicente Serra, Marcos Meseguer
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to assess outcomes after magnetic-activated cell sorting (MACS) technology on obstetric and perinatal outcomes compared with those achieved after swim up from randomized controlled trial. METHODS: This is a two-arm, unicentric, prospective, randomized, and triple-blinded trial and has a total of 237 infertile couples, between October 2010 and January 2013. A total of 65 and 66 newborns from MACS and control group, respectively, were described...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870741/relationship-between-preoperative-anemia-and-in-hospital-mortality-in-children-undergoing-noncardiac-surgery
#8
David Faraoni, James A DiNardo, Susan M Goobie
BACKGROUND: The relationship between preoperative anemia and in-hospital mortality has not been investigated in the pediatric surgical population. We hypothesized that children with preoperative anemia undergoing noncardiac surgery may have an increased risk of in-hospital mortality. METHODS: We identified all children between 1 and 18 years of age with a recorded preoperative hematocrit (HCT) in the 2012, 2013, and 2014 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) pediatric databases...
December 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869412/blood-lead-levels-in-children-aged-between-1-and-6-years-old-in-la-plata-argentina-identification-of-risk-factors-for-lead-exposure
#9
Enrique Martins, Ana Varea, Karina Hernández, Marisa Sala, Ana Girardelli, Victoria Fasano, Liliana Disalvo
INTRODUCTION: Lead has neurotoxic effects in children, even at a very low level in blood. The risk factors (RFs) for lead exposure have not been adequately identified in La Plata. The objectives of this study were to determine mean blood lead levels and identify RFs in children aged 1 to 6 years old living in La Plata and the outskirts. POPULATION AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in children who attended primary health care centers for a health check-up...
December 1, 2016: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869096/predictive-factor-analysis-of-response-adapted-radiation-therapy-for-chemotherapy-sensitive-pediatric-hodgkin-lymphoma-analysis-of-the-children-s-oncology-group-ahod-0031-trial
#10
Anne-Marie Charpentier, Debra L Friedman, Suzanne Wolden, Cindy Schwartz, Bethany Gill, Jenna Sykes, Alisha Albert-Green, Kara M Kelly, Louis S Constine, David C Hodgson
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether clinical risk factors could further distinguish children with intermediate-risk Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) with rapid early and complete anatomic response (RER/CR) who benefit significantly from involved-field RT (IFRT) from those who do not, and thereby aid refinement of treatment selection. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Children with intermediate-risk HL treated on the Children's Oncology Group AHOD 0031 trial who achieved RER/CR with 4 cycles of chemotherapy, and who were randomized to 21-Gy IFRT or no additional therapy (n=716) were the subject of this study...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861255/neonatal-nonimmune-hemolytic-anemia
#11
Hassan M Yaish, Robert D Christensen, Richard S Lemons
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As in adults and older children, anemia in newborn infants can be the result of erythropoietic failure, hemorrhage, or hemolysis. When hemolysis is the prime consideration, it can be challenging for physicians caring for neonates to choose from the wide variety of available diagnostic tests. This review describes the authors' opinions regarding rational, consistent, and cost-effective means of making an exact diagnosis of a neonatal hemolytic condition. RECENT FINDINGS: Two recent advances in the diagnosis of neonatal nonimmune hemolytic disorders are highlighted in this review: introduction of flow cytometry-based Eosin-5-maleimide (EMA) uptake as a screening test to identify RBC membrane defects and next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based panels to uncover exact mutations causing hemolysis...
November 16, 2016: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849269/adherence-to-multiple-micronutrient-powders-and-associated-factors-in-children-aged-6-to-35-months-treated-in-sentinel-health-facilities-ministry-of-health-of-peru
#12
Oscar Munares-García, Guillermo Gómez-Guizado
Introduction: Anemia in children is a public health issue, and the current strategies include treatment and iron supplementation, but their level of adherence or compliance is unknown. Objective: To consider the adherence to multiple micronutrient powders and the associated factors. Methods: Epidemiological study of active surveillance through sentinel facilities in 2,024 children aged 6 to 35 months treated in health facilities of the Ministry of Health of Peru, from October to December 2014...
July 2016: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837036/combining-home-garden-poultry-and-nutrition-education-program-targeted-to-families-with-young-children-improved-anemia-among-children-and-anemia-and-underweight-among-nonpregnant-women-in-nepal
#13
Akoto Osei, Pooja Pandey, Jennifer Nielsen, Alissa Pries, David Spiro, Dale Davis, Victoria Quinn, Nancy Haselow
BACKGROUND: The impact of food-based interventions on child and maternal anthropometry and anemia has not been adequately studied. OBJECTIVE: This study tested the effect of an enhanced homestead food production (EHFP) program consisting of home garden, poultry raising, and nutrition education implemented over 2.5 years versus control (no intervention) on anthropometry and anemia among children (12-48 months) and their mothers. METHODS: An unblinded cluster-randomized controlled trial involving pre- and post-surveys with independent samples was conducted in rural areas of Baitadi District, Nepal...
November 11, 2016: Food and Nutrition Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832981/haploidentical-bone-marrow-transplantation-with-post-transplant-cyclophosphamide-for-children-and-adolescents-with-fanconi-anemia
#14
Carmem Bonfim, Lisandro Ribeiro, Samantha Nichele, Gisele Loth, Marco Bitencourt, Adriana Koliski, Cilmara Kuwahara, Ana Luiza Fabro, Noemi F Pereira, Daniela Pilonetto, Monica Thakar, Hans-Peter Kiem, Kristin Page, Ephraim J Fuchs, Mary Eapen, Ricardo Pasquini
We describe haploidentical bone marrow transplantation with post-transplant cyclophosphamide (PT-CY) for 30 patients with Fanconi anemia (FA). Twenty-six patients were transplanted upfront, and the preparatory regimens included fludarabine 150 mg/m(2) + total body irradiation 200 to 300 cGy ± CY 10 mg/kg without (n = 12) or with rabbit antithymocyte globulin (r-ATG) 4 to 5 mg/kg (n = 14). Four patients were rescued after primary or secondary graft failure after related or unrelated donor transplantation with the above regimen with (n = 2) or without r-ATG (n = 2)...
November 7, 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832187/risk-factors-for-acute-kidney-injury-after-congenital-cardiac-surgery-in-infants-and-children-a-retrospective-observational-study
#15
Sun-Kyung Park, Min Hur, Eunhee Kim, Won Ho Kim, Jung Bo Park, Youngwon Kim, Ji-Hyuk Yang, Tae-Gook Jun, Chung Su Kim
Acute kidney injury (AKI) after pediatric cardiac surgery is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Modifiable risk factors for postoperative AKI including perioperative anesthesia-related parameters were assessed. The authors conducted a single-center, retrospective cohort study of 220 patients (aged 10 days to 19 years) who underwent congenital cardiac surgery between January and December 2012. The incidence of AKI within 7 days postoperatively was determined using the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) criteria...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830928/oral-iron-absorption-test-with-ferrous-bisglycinate-chelate-in-children-with-celiac-disease-preliminary-results
#16
Giuseppe A Mazza, Luisa Pedrelli, Elisabetta Battaglia, Laura Giancotti, Roberto Miniero
BACKGROUND: Celiac disease (CD) is an immunologically-mediated enteropathy resulting in small-bowel mucosal villous atrophy with crypt hyperplasia. Iron malabsorption is usually observed in CD. Only few studies investigated oral iron absorption in subjects with gastrointestinal diseases and Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA), using the oral iron absorption test (OIAT). We considered useful to investigate the OIAT, using Ferrous Bisglycinate Chelate (FBC), in patients with CD at diagnosis or on Gluten Free Diet (GFD) from at least 1 year...
November 10, 2016: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827838/the-proportion-of-anemia-associated-with-iron-deficiency-in-low-medium-and-high-human-development-index-countries-a-systematic-analysis-of-national-surveys
#17
REVIEW
Nicolai Petry, Ibironke Olofin, Richard F Hurrell, Erick Boy, James P Wirth, Mourad Moursi, Moira Donahue Angel, Fabian Rohner
Iron deficiency is commonly assumed to cause half of all cases of anemias, with hereditary blood disorders and infections such as hookworm and malaria being the other major causes. In countries ranked as low, medium, and high by the Human Development Index, we conducted a systematic review of nationally representative surveys that reported the prevalence of iron deficiency, iron deficiency anemia, and anemia among pre-school children and non-pregnant women of reproductive age. Using random effects meta-analyses techniques, data from 23 countries for pre-school children and non-pregnant women of reproductive age was pooled, and the proportion of anemia attributable to iron deficiency was estimated by region, inflammation exposure, anemia prevalence, and urban/rural setting...
November 2, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824740/seven-patients-with-transcobalamin-deficiency-diagnosed-between-2010-and-2014-a-single-center-experience
#18
Zuhal K Yildirim, Ebba Nexo, Tony Rupar, Mustafa Büyükavci
Transcobalamin deficiency (OMIM 275350) is a rare autosomal recessive disease presenting with nonspecific clinical features in early infancy. We report the clinical and laboratory manifestations of 7 children diagnosed with transcobalamin deficiency. All patients were admitted between 2 and 4 months of age with anemia, thrombocytopenia, and hyperhomocysteinemia. The most common complaints at admission were pallor, weakness, and poor feeding. Genetic analysis was performed in 5 patients and it revealed the same homozygous mutation...
November 5, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821514/autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-at-diagnosis-differences-between-pediatric-and-adult-patients
#19
N W S Gormezano, D Kern, O L Pereira, G C X Esteves, A M E Sallum, N E Aikawa, R M R Pereira, C A Silva, E Bonfá
OBJECTIVE: To determine the overall prevalence of autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA), and to compare clinical and laboratory features in a large population of children and adult lupus patients at diagnosis. METHODS: This retrospective study evaluated the medical charts of 336 childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) and 1830 adult SLE (aSLE) patients followed in the same tertiary hospital. Demographic data, clinical features and disease activity were recorded...
November 7, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808465/long-term-outcomes-of-95-children-with-moderate-aplastic-anemia-treated-with-horse-antithymocyte-globulin-and-cyclosporine
#20
Eri Nishikawa, Hiroshi Yagasaki, Asahito Hama, Hiromasa Yabe, Akira Ohara, Yoshiyuki Kosaka, Kazuko Kudo, Ryoji Kobayashi, Shouichi Ohga, Akira Morimoto, Ken-Ichiro Watanabe, Nao Yoshida, Hideki Muramatsu, Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Seiji Kojima
BACKGROUND: Currently, the standard management of moderate aplastic anemia (MAA) has not been well described, although the superiority of the combination of antithymocyte globulin (ATG) and cyclosporine (CyA) over CyA alone has been demonstrated in terms of hematological responses and failure-free survival (FFS). PROCEDURE: We adopted this therapeutic strategy and treated 95 children with MAA who were enrolled in two consecutive prospective studies between October 1992 and August 2009...
November 3, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
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