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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905898/physical-activity-and-sedentary-behavior-can-modulate-the-effect-of-the-pnpla3-variant-on-childhood-nafld-a-case-control-study-in-a-chinese-population
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Shuo Wang, Jieyun Song, Xiaorui Shang, Nitesh Chawla, Yide Yang, Xiangrui Meng, Haijun Wang, Jun Ma
BACKGROUND: The patatin like phospholipase containing domain 3 gene (PNPLA3) rs738409 C > G polymorphism, one of the most important gene polymorphisms involved in hepatic steatosis, has been reported to interact with different nutrients and dietary patterns on Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), but no studies have focused on its interaction with physical activity or sedentary behavior. Therefore, this study aims at determining whether physical activity or sedentary behavior could modulate the effect of the PNPLA3 variant on childhood NAFLD...
December 1, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904441/dynamic-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-of-the-bowel-wall-with-quantitative-assessment-of-crohn-s-disease-activity-in-childhood
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Damjana Kljucevsek, Dubravka Vidmar, Darja Urlep, Rok Dezman
BACKGROUND: Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) has become an established non-invasive, patient-friendly imaging technique which improves the characterization of lesions. In addition, dynamic contrast-enhanced ultrasound (DCE-US) provides valuable information concerning perfusion of examined organs. This review addresses current applications of CEUS in children, focused on DCE-US of the bowel wall in patients with Crohn disease, which enables realtime assessment of the bowel wall vascularity with semi-quantitative and quantitative assessment of disease activity and response to medical treatment...
December 1, 2016: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900958/renal-shear-wave-velocity-and-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-in-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Costanza Bruno, Milena Brugnara, Rocco Micciolo, Mariangela Cecchetto, Michele Zuffante, Alessandra Bucci, Marco Zaffanello
A shear wave velocity (SWV) value obtained by the acoustic radiation force impulse technique depends on tissue elasticity. We investigated the relationship between SWV values and the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in children with chronic kidney disease. A total of 29 patients were enrolled in the study. There were 18 primary and 11 secondary cases of vesicoureteral reflux. eGFR was calculated using Schwartz's formulas (2012). Partial eGFR for each kidney was assessed by multiplying the eGFR by the percentage of renal function measured by means of renal (99m)Tc-dimercaptosuccinic acid scintigraphy...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900348/implementation-of-musculoskeletal-ultrasonography-in-detection-of-early-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Ayman F Darwish, Faten M Ismael, Abdou Ell-Laban, Ahmed Hamed, Moustafa Abdel Kader, Ashraf Osman
AIM: To determine whether early clinical, laboratory and musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) characteristics can be used as early detectors of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty (40) patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) diagnosed according to the ILAR criteria [1] and 20 healthy control children. All patients were subjected to the following assessment at base line and at follow up after 6 months: Clinical evaluation, MSUS examination and laboratory evaluation...
2016: European Journal of Radiology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899166/pain-management-of-acute-appendicitis-in-canadian-pediatric-emergency-departments
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Andrea L Robb, Samina Ali, Naveen Poonai, Graham C Thompson
OBJECTIVES: Children with suspected appendicitis are at risk for suboptimal pain management. We sought to describe pain management patterns for suspected appendicitis across Canadian pediatric emergency departments (PEDs). METHODS: A retrospective medical record review was undertaken at 12 Canadian PEDs. Children ages 3 to 17 years who were admitted to the hospital in February or October 2010 with suspected appendicitis were included. Patients were excluded if partially assessed or treated at another hospital...
November 30, 2016: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896825/is-it-time-to-reconsider-lobectomy-in-low-risk-paediatric-thyroid-cancer
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Wouter P Kluijfhout, Jesse D Pasternak, Danielle van der Kaay, Menno R Vriens, Evan J Propst, Jonathan D Wasserman
OBJECTIVE: Current guidelines recommend total thyroidectomy for nearly all children with well-differentiated thyroid cancer (WDTC). These guidelines, however, derive from older data accrued prior to current high-resolution imaging. We speculate that there is a sub-population of children who may be adequately treated with lobectomy. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of prospectively maintained database. PATIENTS: 73 children with WDTC treated between 2004 and 2015...
November 29, 2016: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896406/evaluation-of-rex-shunt-on-cavernous-transformation-of-the-portal-vein-in-children
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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/27889221/the-swedish-infant-high-grade-reflux-trial-study-presentation-and-vesicoureteral-reflux-outcome
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Josefin Nordenström, Gundela Holmdahl, Per Brandström, Rune Sixt, Eira Stokland, Ulla Sillén, Sofia Sjöström
INTRODUCTION: High-grade vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) in infants is associated with congenital renal abnormalities, recurrent UTI, and bladder dysfunction. Endoscopic treatment (ET) is a well-established method in children with low to moderate reflux grades, but there is a lack of randomised controlled trials regarding the use of ET versus continuous antibiotic prophylaxis in infants with high-grade VUR. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine whether high-grade VUR in infants can be treated with endoscopic injection and whether ET is superior to antibiotic prophylaxis in the treatment of VUR...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886365/the-use-of-ultrasound-for-peripheral-iv-placement-by-vascular-access-team-nurses-at-a-tertiary-children-s-hospital
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Marsha Elkhunovich, Joanna Barreras, Valerie Bock Pinero, Nurit Ziv, Aisha Vaiyani, Thomas Mailhot
PURPOSE: Children receiving treatment in the hospital frequently require intravenous (IV) access. Placement of short peripheral catheters can be painful and challenging especially in those children who have difficult access. Many children's hospitals have teams of specialized vascular access nurses experienced in peripheral catheter insertion, and at times use vein visualization devices, including ultrasound (US), to assist in peripheral IV placement. Our objectives were to describe the prevalence and success rate of US-guided peripheral IV placement by vascular access team nurses at a single tertiary children's hospital...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882009/functional-and-structural-abnormalities-of-the-kidney-and-urinary-tract-in-severely-malnourished-children-a-hospital-based-study
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Misbah Anjum, Khemchand N Moorani, Ifra Sameen, Muhammad Ayaz Mustufa, Shazia Kulsoom
OBJECTIVES: The association of malnutrition and systemic diseases like chronic kidney disease (CKD) is well known. Various urinary tract abnormalities may be associated with malnutrition. So objective of current study was to determine the frequency of functional and structural urinary tract abnormalities in severely malnourished children admitted in Nutritional Rehabilitation Unit (NRU) of a tertiary care facility, Karachi. METHODS: This descriptive cases series of 78 children was conducted in NRU from October 2014 - March 2015...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872360/the-heidelberg-appendicitis-score-predicts-perforated-appendicitis-in-children
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Michael Boettcher, Patrick Günther, Thomas Breil
Background In the future, surgical management of pediatric appendicitis might become limited to nonperforating appendicitis. Thus, it becomes increasingly important to differentiate advanced from simple appendicitis and to predict perforated appendicitis among a group of children with right-sided abdominal pain, which was the aim of this study. Methods An institutionally approved, single-center retrospective analysis of all patients with appendectomy from January 2009 to December 2010 was conducted. All diagnostic aspects were evaluated to identify predictors and differentiators of perforated appendicitis...
November 20, 2016: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870812/does-breastfeeding-protect-young-infants-from-pertussis-case-control-study-and-immunologic-evaluation
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Elisabetta Pandolfi, Francesco Gesualdo, Emanuela Carloni, Alberto Villani, Fabio Midulla, Rita Carsetti, Paola Stefanelli, Giorgio Fedele, Alberto Eugenio Tozzi
BACKGROUND: Pertussis infection can be severe in unvaccinated infants. A case control study was conducted to investigate the potential role of breastfeeding in protecting young, unvaccinated infants from pertussis. METHODS: Hospitalized infants < 6 months with positive RT-PCR for pertussis on nasopharyngeal aspirate were enrolled as cases; healthy controls were enrolled among patients admitted for ultrasound screening. Vaccinated infants were excluded. Sociodemographic, clinical and feeding information were collected...
November 18, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867849/laparoscopic-transposition-of-lower-pole-crossing-vessels-vascular-hitch-in-children-with-pelviureteric-junction-obstruction
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Ciro Esposito, Cosimo Bleve, Maria Escolino, Paolo Caione, Simona Gerocarni Nappo, Alessandra Farina, Maria Grazia Caprio, Mariapina Cerulo, Angela La Manna, Salvatore Fabio Chiarenza
BACKGROUND: Congenital hydronephrosis due to intrinsic or extrinsic uretero-pelvic-junction (UPJ) obstruction (UPJO) is a common problem in childhood UPJO may be caused by intrinsic disorganization or by extrinsic compression from crossing vessels (CV); extrinsic causes usually present symptomatically in older children. This report the large Italian experience in the treatment of children with extrinsic-UPJO by CV. METHODS: We analyzed the data of 51 children (17 girls and 34 boys, median age 10, 7 years) affected by extrinsic-UPJO were treated in three Italian institutions with laparoscopic transposition of CV (Hellström Vascular Hitch modified by Chapman)...
October 2016: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866823/relative-risk-and-incidence-for-developmental-dysplasia-of-the-hip
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Virginie Pollet, Vanessa Percy, Heather J Prior
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence and associated risk factors of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) in a modern population without universal screening. STUDY DESIGN: Children with DDH were identified from the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy's Data Repository by the use of International Classification of Diseases diagnosis codes as well as physician billing tariffs for surgical procedures for DDH for all children born between 1995 and 2012. To identify the outpatient-treated patients, ultrasound scans and radiographic imaging for DDH were reviewed for 2004-2012...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866316/epidemiology-of-developmental-dysplasia-of-the-hip-within-the-uk-refining-the-risk-factors
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Timothy Woodacre, Thomas Ball, Peter Cox
PURPOSE: The epidemiology and risk factors for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) are still being refined. We investigated the local epidemiology of DDH in order to define incidence, identify risk factors, and refine our policy on selective ultrasound screening. METHODS: With a cohort study design, data were prospectively recorded on all live births in our region from January 1998 to December 2008. We compared data on babies treated for DDH with data for all other children...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866017/safety-of-optical-coherence-tomography-in-pediatric-heart-transplant-patients
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Sarah M Ulrich, Anja Lehner, Julia Birnbaum, Stefanie Heckel, Nikolaus A Haas, Lale Hakami, Rene Schramm, Robert Dalla Pozza, Marcus Fischer, Rainer Kozlik-Feldmann
BACKGROUND: Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) is a crucial problem after heart transplantation, in adults as well as in children. CAV is the main risk factor for a reduced long-term graft survival. The early diagnosis and treatment of CAV is essential for a successful long-term preservation of the donor heart. However, asymptomatic progression of CAV and concentric hyperplasia of the coronary arteries may complicate the early diagnosis by conventional measures. Intravascular imaging, such as intravascular ultrasound and optical coherence tomography (OCT), enables the diagnosis of early stage CAV...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864995/a-systematic-review-effectiveness-of-pediatric-peripheral-intravenous-catheterization-strategies
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Shannon I A Parker, Karen Benzies, K Alix Hayden
AIM: To identify interventions associated with peripheral intravenous catheterization first attempt success in pediatric inpatients and emergency department patients who require vascular access for therapeutic interventions. BACKGROUND: Unsuccessful peripheral intravenous catheterization puts children at risk for increased pain and treatment delays. Effective interventions to increase peripheral intravenous catheterization first attempt success are unclear. DESIGN: Systematic review of randomized controlled trials according to the Cochrane Handbook for the Systematic Review of Interventions...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863644/ultrasound-guided-removal-of-impalpable-radiolucent-vegetative-foreign-bodies-embedded-into-facial-soft-tissues-of-a-toddler
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Konstantinos Kourelis, Konstantinos Mourtzouchos, Vasileios Haronis, Anastasios Goulioumis, Athanasios Asimakopoulos
Otolaryngologists frequently encounter children with foreign bodies retained inside the lumen of their upper aerodigestive tract. However, total capture in the soft tissues happens rarely, and could be clinically, as well as radiographically, silent. Ultrasonography is a safe and effective imaging modality, aiding both diagnosis and surgical treatment. We report on a 14-month girl with chronic, fluctuating cheek edema and erythema, induced by an impalpable, radiolucent bundle of organic fibers embedded intramuscularly...
December 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861523/knee-moment-angle-characteristics-and-semitendinosus-muscle-morphology-in-children-with-spastic-paresis-selected-for-medial-hamstring-lengthening
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Helga Haberfehlner, Richard T Jaspers, Erich Rutz, Jules G Becher, Jaap Harlaar, Johannes A van der Sluijs, Melinda M Witbreuk, Jacqueline Romkes, Marie Freslier, Reinald Brunner, Huub Maas, Annemieke I Buizer
To increase knee range of motion and improve gait in children with spastic paresis (SP), the semitendinosus muscle (ST) amongst other hamstring muscles is frequently lengthened by surgery, but with variable success. Little is known about how the pre-surgical mechanical and morphological characteristics of ST muscle differ between children with SP and typically developing children (TD). The aims of this study were to assess (1) how knee moment-angle characteristics and ST morphology in children with SP selected for medial hamstring lengthening differ from TD children, as well as (2) how knee moment-angle characteristics and ST morphology are related...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858183/acute-and-late-toxicities-of-pirarubicin-in-the-treatment-of-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-results-from-a-clinical-trial-by-the-japan-association-of-childhood-leukemia-study
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Hiroki Hori, Tooru Kudoh, Shinichiro Nishimura, Megumi Oda, Makoto Yoshida, Junichi Hara, Akio Tawa, Ikuya Usami, Akihiko Tanizawa, Keiko Yumura-Yagi, Koji Kato, Ryoji Kobayashi, Yoshihiro Komada, Keitaro Matsuo, Keizo Horibe
BACKGROUND: Anthracyclines are used to treat childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Even when administered at low doses, these agents are reported to cause progressive cardiac dysfunction. We conducted a clinical trial comparing the toxicities of two anthracyclines, pirarubicin (THP) and daunorubicin (DNR), in the treatment of childhood ALL. The results from our study that relate to acute and late toxicities are reported here. METHODS: 276 children with B-ALL were enrolled in the trial from April 1997 to March 2002 and were randomly assigned to receive a regimen including either THP (25 mg/m(2) × 11) or DNR (30 mg/m(2) × 11)...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
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