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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668136/-a-fatal-case-series-of-rocky-mountain-spotted-fever-in-sonora-m%C3%A3-xico
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Jesús Delgado-De la Mora, Jesús David Licona-Enríquez, Marcia Leyva-Gastélum, David Delgado-De la Mora, Adela Rascón-Alcantar, Gerardo Álvarez-Hernández
INTRODUCTION: Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a highly lethal infectious disease, particularly if specific treatment with doxycycline is given belatedly. OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical profile of fatal Rocky Mountain spotted fever cases in hospitalized patients in the state of Sonora, México. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study on a series of 47 deaths caused by Rickettsia rickettsii from 2013 to 2016. The diagnosis of Rocky Mountain spotted fever was confirmed in a single blood sample by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or by a four-fold increase in immunoglobulin G measured in paired samples analyzed by indirect immunofluorescence...
March 15, 2018: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664874/traumatic-brain-injury-and-infectious-encephalopathy-in-children-from-four-resource-limited-settings-in-africa
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Ericka L Fink, Amelie von Saint Andre-von Arnim, Rashmi Kumar, Patrick T Wilson, Tigist Bacha, Abenezer Tirsit Aklilu, Tsegazeab Laeke Teklemariam, Shubhada Hooli, Lisine Tuyisenge, Easmon Otupiri, Anthony Fabio, John Gianakas, Patrick M Kochanek, Derek C Angus, Robert C Tasker
OBJECTIVES: To assess the frequency, interventions, and outcomes of children presenting with traumatic brain injury or infectious encephalopathy in low-resource settings. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: Four hospitals in Sub-Saharan Africa. PATIENTS: Children age 1 day to 17 years old evaluated at the hospital with traumatic brain injury or infectious encephalopathy. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: We evaluated the frequency and outcomes of children presenting consecutively over 4 weeks to any hospital department with traumatic brain injury or infectious encephalopathy...
April 16, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626241/infectious-disease-risks-in-pediatric-renal-transplantation
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REVIEW
Felicia A Scaggs Huang, Lara Danziger-Isakov
Renal transplantation is a vital treatment option in children with ESRD with more than 10,000 pediatric kidney transplants and survival rates of greater than 80% at 10 years post-transplant in the USA alone. Despite these advances, infection remains a significant cause of morbidity in pediatric recipients. Screening potential organ donors and recipients is imperative to identify and mitigate infectious risks in the transplant patient. Despite the unique risks of each patient, the timing of many infections post-transplant is predictable...
April 6, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621018/management-of-anaphylaxis-in-spain-pediatric-emergency-care-providers-knowledge
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Mikel Olabarri, Sebastiá Gonzalez-Peris, Paula Vázquez, Aranzazu González-Posada, Nuria Sanz, Ana Vinuesa, Nuria Diez, Javier Benito, Santiago Mintegi
BACKGROUND: Acute care providers must diagnose and treat patients with anaphylaxis. The objective was to analyze Spanish pediatric emergency departments' (ED) providers' knowledge of the international recommendations for the management of anaphylaxis. METHODS: A web-based survey including providers (both attending and residents) from seven Spanish pediatric EDs was conducted. To analyze the knowledge of the identification of anaphylaxis, we used the diagnostic criteria given by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease and Food Allergy and the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (2005)...
April 4, 2018: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620721/pediatric-coccidioidomycosis-case-series-from-a-california-pediatric-infectious-diseases-clinic
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Lauren A Lee, Gail L Sondermeyer Cooksey, Janice J Kim, Amandeep Kahal, Debra Gilliss, Fouzia Naeem, James M McCarty, Duc J Vugia
BACKGROUND: Coccidioidomycosis is not as well described in the pediatric population as it is in the adult population. We describe clinical findings, diagnosis, and management of coccidioidomycosis in 108 pediatric patients seen in an outpatient clinic in the California Central Valley, an area endemic for coccidioidomycosis. METHODS: We reviewed medical records of a convenience sample of pediatric patients (≤17 years of age) diagnosed with coccidioidomycosis who visited an infectious diseases clinic in Madera, CA during January 1-October 1, 2012...
April 9, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619486/assessment-of-the-etiologies-and-renal-outcomes-of-rapidly-progressive-glomerulonephritis-in-pediatric-patients-at-king-abdulaziz-university-hospital-jeddah-saudi-arabia
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Faisal G Mosaad, Omar Mohammed Saggaf, Khaled T Aletwady, Khaled Y Mohammed Jan, Khalid Al-Qarni, Rakan S Al-Harbi, Osama Y Safdar
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the etiologies and outcomes of rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis (RPGN) in pediatric patients at King Abdulaziz University Hospital (KAUH) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted in 19 pediatric patients who were diagnosed with RPGN between 2006 and 2016 at the Department of Pediatric Medicine at KAUH. Associations between variables were evaluated using independent t-test, one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Chi-squared tests...
April 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614573/-eperythrozoonosis-complicated-with-hemophagocytic-syndrome-report-of-four-cases-and-review-of-literature
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J G Li, D Zhang, Z X Zhou, S N Li, M Kang, J M Lai
Objective: To analyze the clinical characteristics of eperythrozoonosis complicated with hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) in 4 children. Methods: Four patients diagnosed with eperythrozoonosis complicated with HPS in the Children's Hospital Affiliated Capital Institute of Pediatrics during the period from June 2014 to July 2016 were enrolled. The clinical manifestations, laboratory examination data and therapeutic strategies were analyzed. A literature search (search terms included 'eperythrozoonosis' and 'hemophagocytic syndrome') was conducted using CNKI, Wanfang database, Chinese biomedical literature database and PubMed to include recently published studies (searched from the database establishment to January 2017)...
April 2, 2018: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605191/a-quality-improvement-intervention-to-reduce-emergency-department-radiography-for-bronchiolitis
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Joel Reiter, Adin Breuer, Oded Breuer, Saar Hashavya, David Rekhtman, Eitan Kerem, Malena Cohen-Cymberknoh
INTRODUCTION: Bronchiolitis is one of the most common infectious diseases in children and the most frequent cause of hospitalization in infants. Clinical practice guidelines recommend that a chest X-ray (CXR) should not be routinely obtained in the diagnosis of bronchiolitis, as studies have shown that they do not affect clinical outcomes, but rather lead to overuse of pharmacological agents and a longer length of hospital stay. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether active institution of bronchiolitis practice guidelines as part of a quality improvement project decreased the use of CXRs in the Pediatric Emergency Department (ED)...
April 2018: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601458/epidemiology-and-clinical-relevance-of-toxic-shock-syndrome-in-us-children
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James T Gaensbauer, Meghan Birkholz, Michael A Smit, Roger Garcia, James K Todd
INTRODUCTION: It is important for clinicians to recognize the contribution of toxic shock syndrome (TSS) to the overall burden of pediatric septic shock because the clinical features, optimal therapy and prognosis differ from non-TSS septic shock. METHODS: We analyzed cases of pediatric septic shock reported to the Pediatric Health Information Systems (PHIS) database between 2009 and 2013 to define the clinical and demographic characteristics of pediatric TSS in the US...
March 27, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600241/a-standardized-needs-assessment-tool-to-inform-the-curriculum-development-process-for-pediatric-resuscitation-simulation-based-education-in-resource-limited-settings
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Nicole Shilkofski, Amanda Crichlow, Julie Rice, Leslie Cope, Ye Myint Kyaw, Thazin Mon, Sarah Kiguli, Julianna Jung
Introduction: Under five mortality rates (UFMR) remain high for children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in the developing world. Education for practitioners in these environments is a key factor to improve outcomes that will address United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 3 and 10 (good health and well being and reduced inequalities). In order to appropriately contextualize a curriculum using simulation, it is necessary to first conduct a needs assessment of the target learner population...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600201/femoral-head-stress-fracture-in-children-a-case-report
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Mourad Zaraa, Heithem Sahli, Imene Yeddes, Sabri Mahjoub, Mondher Mbarek
Introduction: The stress fracture of the femoral head rarely occurs; but, it is generally encountered in case of bone insufficiency, and it is exceptional in younger individuals. The main differential diagnosis may include several diseases, namely, slipped upper femoral epiphysis, septic arthritis, osteomyelitis, and Perthes' disease. Bone scintigraphy is very sensitive but lacks specificity. Nowadays, the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the gold standard for an accurate diagnosis...
November 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599028/phenotypic-characterization-of-patients-with-rheumatologic-manifestations-of-common-variable-immunodeficiency
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Maria J Gutierrez, Kathleen E Sullivan, Ramsay Fuleihan, Clifton O Bingham
Patients with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) have a higher incidence of rheumatologic disorders. To delineate this clinical association, we investigated the phenotypic features of patients with CVID affected by these conditions. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of 870 pediatric and adult patients with CVID included in the United States Immunodeficiency Network (USIDNET) registry. Outcomes included clinical characteristics (age, gender, ethnicity, rheumatologic diagnosis, and comorbidities), infectious history and basic immunophenotype (serum immunoglobulin levels, CD19+ B cells, and CD4/CD8 ratio) in patients with CVID and rheumatologic disorders compared to those with non-inflammatory CVID...
February 23, 2018: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596281/chikungunya-in-a-pediatric-traveler
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Vanessa A Thomas, Kristy O Murray, Heather L Crouse
Chikungunya is a mosquito-transmitted virus found primarily in Africa and Asia. In late 2013, chikungunya virus emerged in the Western hemisphere, spreading from the Caribbean to South, Central, and North America (MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014;63:1121-1128). Symptoms can be similar to nonspecific viral presentations including fever, joint pain, joint swelling, and rash. The diagnosis of infectious tropical diseases in the emergency department often requires a high index of suspicion, given the nonspecific early findings that characterize many of these tropical diseases...
March 28, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594178/arthroscopic-management-of-pigmented-villonodular-synovitis-of-the-hip-in-children-and-adolescents
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S Clifton Willimon, Tim Schrader, Crystal A Perkins
Background: Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is a benign proliferative synovial disorder most commonly described to affect the knee in adults. Literature describing PVNS in the pediatric population is limited to 2 small case series and a handful of single-patient case reports. Within these studies, only 2 patients with PVNS of the hip are described. Purpose: To describe the presentation, management, and outcomes of a single-center series of pediatric patients with PVNS of the hip treated with arthroscopic synovectomy...
March 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589346/-recommendations-for-diagnostics-and-therapy-of-children-with-cancer-presenting-with-fever-and-neutropenia-comparison-of-two-current-guidelines
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Thomas Lehrnbecher, Andreas Groll, Philipp Agyeman, Roland A Ammann, Andishe Attarbaschi, Uta Behrends, Christoph Berger, Axel Hamprecht, Markus Hufnagel, Hans-Jürgen Laws, Max Scheler, Christian Temme, Simon Vieth, Arne Simon
Immunocompromised children and adolescents receiving treatment for cancer have a considerably increased risk for infection. Neutropenia is the most important single risk factor for infectious complications, and fever in neutropenia is considered as an emergency. Whereas guidelines for the management of fever in neutropenic adults have been established for decades, specific pediatric guidelines have not been developed until recently. As children differ in many aspects from adults such as in the underlying malignancy or in the availability and dosing of antimicrobial compounds, guidelines for pediatric patients are important...
March 27, 2018: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589044/-the-role-of-innate-immunity-in-otitis-media
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REVIEW
M Wigand, T K Hoffmann, A F Ryan, B Wollenberg, A Leichtle
Otitis media (OM) belongs to the most common pediatric diseases and causes more medical contacts, surgical interventions, and drug prescriptions than any other infectious disease. Recent findings have identified a critical role of innate immunity in recovery from OM. The middle ear mucosa identifies invading pathogens by sensing pathogen-associated molecule patterns (PAMPs) via pattern recognition receptors such as the Toll-like receptors (TLRs). They generate immediate antimicrobial responses and cytokine release, leading to an inflammatory reaction as seen in acute or chronic OM...
March 27, 2018: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29579428/socio-demographic-profile-and-outcome-of-tb-patients-registered-at-dtc-rewa-of-central-india
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Rohit Trivedi Rohit, Anjana Niranjan, Paharam Adhikari Pawan
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis is a specific infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The disease is usually chronic with cardinal features such as persistent cough with or without expectoration, intermittent fever, and loss of appetite, weight loss, chest pain and hemoptysis. OBJECTIVE: (1) To assess the socio-demographic profile of the patients attending DOTS Center. (2) To assess outcome of treatment under DOTS Center. METHODOLOGY: This is a Prospective Longitudinal study conducted among the patients attending DOTS center of DTC located at S...
April 2018: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29579044/suppressed-plasmablast-responses-in-febrile-infants-including-children-with-kawasaki-disease
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Meghan Martin, Brian H Wrotniak, Mark Hicar
BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease (KD), the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children, primarily affects infants and toddlers. Investigations on immune responses during KD are hampered by a limited understanding of normal immune responses in these ages. It's well known that Infants have poorer vaccine responses and difficulty with maintaining prolonged serum immunity, but there are few studies on human infants detailing immune deficiencies. Limited studies propose an inability to maintain life-long bone marrow plasma cells...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578445/epidemiology-of-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-hospitalised-pediatric-patients-in-georgia
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I Migriauli, V Meunargia, I Chkhaidze, G Sabakhtarishvili, K Gujabidze, G Khokrishvili, J Janashia, G Kamkamidze
Clostridium difficile, a Gram-positive spore-forming bacillus, is the most common identifiable etiologic agent of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. The incidence of Clostridium difficile infections among hospitalized children has been increasing across the world. The aim of our study was to evaluate occurrence of Clostridium difficile and some other gastrointestinal pathogens among hospitalized pediatric patients in Georgia, as far as currently statistical data on the topic is very limited in the country. One of the objectives of the study was to test and pilot the real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction diagnostic systems for rapid and simultaneous identification of number of pathogens with a particular emphasis on diarrheal disease diagnostics as these are one of the primary public health priorities in Georgia and worldwide...
February 2018: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570590/osteoarticular-infections-following-open-or-penetrating-trauma-in-children-in-the-post-community-acquired-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-era-the-impact-of-enterobacter-cloacae
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J Chase McNeil, Jesus G Vallejo, Kristina G Hulten, Sheldon L Kaplan
BACKGROUND: Most cases of pediatric osteoarticular infections (OAI) are hematogenous in nature and caused by Staphylococcus aureus. OAI in children can also occur through direct inoculation of microorganisms secondary to penetrating or open trauma. No studies in the US have evaluated the microbiology or outcomes of trauma-related OAI (TROAI) in children in the era of community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA). METHODS: Cases were identified from the inpatient infectious diseases consultation database at Texas Children's Hospital from Jan 2011-Dec 2016...
March 21, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
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