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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531782/the-financial-burden-of-malnutrition-in-hospitalized-pediatric-patients-under-five-years-of-age
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Kulnipa Kittisakmontri, Onwaree Sukhosa
BACKGROUND: Under-five children are a medically fragile group which is compromised by hospitalization. Malnutrition in those patients not only increases complications and mortality but also affects hospital resource utilization. Therefore, this study was conducted to clarify the impact of malnutrition on hospital expenditures. METHODS: This prospective cohort study was performed at a tertiary hospital in Thailand. Under-five children who were admitted to general pediatric wards were included...
October 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512556/pediatric-tuberculosis-in-northern-sardinia
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Maria Grazia Clemente, Elena Dore, Lidia Abis, Paola Molicotti, Stefania Zanetti, Paolina Olmeo, Roberto Antonucci
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Migration flux is an increasing phenomenon in Italy, and it raises several public health issues and concerns in pediatric infectious diseases. This study investigated the clinical characteristics and outcomes of a pediatric population at high-risk for tuberculosis (TB) and the potential role of immigration as a risk factor. DESIGN: We performed an observational retrospective study of children referred to the only Pediatric Infectious Diseases Unit for Northern Sardinia over a 6-year-period (2009-2014)...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500093/vertebral-osteomyelitis-and-the-role-of-imaging
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Jennifer Hinners
Vertebral osteomyelitis is a rare but serious infectious disease that causes inflammation and destruction of the spinal vertebrae. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are essential to avoid adverse outcomes. This article reviews risk factors for vertebral osteomyelitis, disease mechanisms, signs and symptoms, and diagnostic criteria. Medical imaging techniques for vertebral osteomyelitis are a main focus, and treatment, prognosis, and possible complications also are discussed. Finally, the special case of pediatric patients with vertebral osteomyelitis is presented...
May 2017: Radiologic Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499592/risk-factors-for-poor-outcomes-of-children-with-acute-acalculous-cholecystitis
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Yi-An Lu, Cheng-Hsun Chiu, Man-Shan Kong, Han-I Wang, Hsun-Chin Chao, Chien-Chang Chen
BACKGROUND: Acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC) is generally considered to be a mild disease in children; however, if left untreated or treated without caution, AAC can lead to severe outcomes, such as death. The objectives of this study were to present the clinical features and identify the predictors of mortality in pediatric AAC. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with AAC between 2005 and 2012 were enrolled. AAC was defined by the presence of fever and an echo-proven thickened gallbladder wall exceeding 4 mm...
March 25, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495911/intratumoral-injection-of-hsv1716-an-oncolytic-herpes-virus-is-safe-and-shows-evidence-of-immune-response-and-viral-replication-in-young-cancer-patients
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Keri A Streby, James I Geller, Mark A Currier, Patrick S Warren, John M Racadio, Alexander J Towbin, Michele R Vaughan, Melinda Triplet, Kristy Ott-Napier, Devon J Dishman, Lori R Backus, Beth Stockman, Marianne Brunner, Kathleen Simpson, Robert Spavin, Joe Conner, Timothy P Cripe
Purpose: HSV1716 is an oncolytic herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) studied in adults via injection into the brain and superficial tumors. To determine the safety of administering HSV1716 to pediatric patients with cancer, we conducted a phase I trial of image-guided injection in young patients with relapsed or refractory extracranial cancers.Experimental Design: We delivered a single dose of 10(5) to 10(7) infectious units of HSV1716 via computed tomography-guided intratumoral injection and measured tumor responses by imaging...
May 11, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486260/demodicosis-in-pediatric-cancer
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Jenneke E van Atteveld, Marlies de Graaf, Martine van Grotel, Marry M van den Heuvel-Eibrink
Demodicosis is a rare condition that most often occurs in immunocompromised patients. We here describe a boy with T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma who developed a facial papulopustular eruption just before finalizing T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma treatment. He was treated for several infectious diseases without improvement. Demodicosis was considered and complete resolution was finally reached with topical metronidazole. We conducted a systematic search of all previously described cases of this condition in children with cancer, which showed that almost all demodicosis cases occurred in patients with lymphoreticular malignancies during maintenance chemotherapy...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480256/a-case-report-of-pediatric-brucellosis-in-an-algerian-immigrant
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Eimear Kitt, Kristina R Brannock, Lauren A VonHolz, Paul J Planet, Erin Graf, Vinodh Pillai
An 8-year old girl presented to our facility with a 10-day history of fever, fatigue, abdominal pain and refusal to walk. She recently travelled from her native Algeria where she first developed symptoms. On evaluation, she was ill-appearing, febrile and tachycardic with hepatosplenomegaly and lymphadenopathy noted on examination. A strong musty odor was also noted from the child. Laboratory evaluation revealed pancytopenia, hyponatremia, and an elevated AST, ALT, and LDH. Malaria testing was negative, as was a PPD...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474823/global-emergency-medicine-a-review-of-the-literature-from-2016
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Torben K Becker, Bhakti Hansoti, Susan Bartels, Alison Schroth Hayward, Braden J Hexom, Kevin M Lunney, Regan H Marsh, Maxwell Osei-Ampofo, Indi Trehan, Julia Chang, Adam C Levine
OBJECTIVES: The Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review (GEMLR) conducts an annual search of peer-reviewed and gray literature relevant to global emergency medicine (EM) to identify, review, and disseminate the most important new research in this field to a global audience of academics and clinical practitioners. METHODS: This year 13,890 articles written in four languages were identified by our search. These articles were distributed among 20 reviewers for initial screening based on their relevance to the field of global EM...
May 5, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474592/exploration-of-association-between-litchi-consumption-and-seasonal-acute-encephalopathy-syndrome-pediatric-infectious-disease-specialist-s-viewpoint
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472007/epidemiology-of-nasopharyngeal-carriage-by-haemophilus-influenzae-in-healthy-children-a-study-in-the-mediterranean-coast-region
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María Del Mar Ortiz-Romero, María Pilar Espejo-García, Santiago Alfayate-Miguelez, Francisco José Ruiz-López, David Zapata-Hernandez, Ana Josefa Gonzalez-Pacanowska
BACKGROUND-: Haemophilus influenzae (Hi), a colonizer of the nasopharynx in children causes mainly otitis and sinusitis. The primary objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of pharyngeal colonization by Hi, and the secondary objectives were to identify risk factors associated with Hi colonization and its antibiotic susceptibility. METHODS-: A prospective multi-center study of nasopharyngeal carriers of Hi was conducted in the pediatric consulting-rooms of 10 primary health care centers in Murcia (Spain)...
May 2, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471111/intelligent-diagnosis-of-jaundice-with-dynamic-uncertain-causality-graph-model
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Shao-Rui Hao, Shi-Chao Geng, Lin-Xiao Fan, Jia-Jia Chen, Qin Zhang, Lan-Juan Li
Jaundice is a common and complex clinical symptom potentially occurring in hepatology, general surgery, pediatrics, infectious diseases, gynecology, and obstetrics, and it is fairly difficult to distinguish the cause of jaundice in clinical practice, especially for general practitioners in less developed regions. With collaboration between physicians and artificial intelligence engineers, a comprehensive knowledge base relevant to jaundice was created based on demographic information, symptoms, physical signs, laboratory tests, imaging diagnosis, medical histories, and risk factors...
May 2017: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468758/two-alternate-strategies-for-innate-immunity-to-epstein-barr-virus-one-using-nk-cells-and-the-other-nk-cells-and-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells
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Zakia Djaoud, Lisbeth A Guethlein, Amir Horowitz, Tarik Azzi, Neda Nemat-Gorgani, Daniel Olive, David Nadal, Paul J Norman, Christian Münz, Peter Parham
Most humans become infected with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), which then persists for life. Infrequently, EBV infection causes infectious mononucleosis (IM) or Burkitt lymphoma (BL). Type I EBV infection, particularly type I BL, stimulates strong responses of innate immune cells. Humans respond to EBV in two alternative ways. Of 24 individuals studied, 13 made strong NK and γδ T cell responses, whereas 11 made feeble γδ T cell responses but stronger NK cell responses. The difference does not correlate with sex, HLA type, or previous exposure to EBV or cytomegalovirus...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467591/-prevalence-of-diphtheria-tetanus-and-pertussis-in-the-world
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Ondřej Holý, Jana Vlčková, Lenka Janoušková, Ivanka Matoušková
Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis are very serious diseases threatening the lives of children and adults. However, these diseases are preventable by vaccination. After the World Health Organization was founded in 1946, its experts rapidly developed a vaccination schedule for the pediatric population. The former Czechoslovakia, a founding member of this organization, actively participated in the implementation of vaccination against many infectious diseases, including vaccinations against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis...
March 2017: Klinická Mikrobiologie a Infekc̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465184/comparing-imported-malaria-in-adults-and-children-presenting-to-an-italian-teaching-hospital-a-10-year-retrospective-study
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Dora Luise, Daniele Donà, Federica Visentin, Giulia Marini, Carlo Giaquinto, Annamaria Cattelan
BACKGROUND: Malaria is not endemic in Italy, but it still represents an important threat to the travelers' health. With this study we wanted to compare the characteristics of imported malaria between adults and children. METHOD: This retrospective observational study includes all patients admitted to the Infectious Diseases Unit and in the Pediatric Department of Padua (Italy), and discharged with a diagnosis of malaria from 2005 to 2015. The variables considered are epidemiological and clinical...
April 29, 2017: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459614/guideline-for-the-management-of-fever-and-neutropenia-in-children-with-cancer-and-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-recipients-2017-update
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Thomas Lehrnbecher, Paula Robinson, Brian Fisher, Sarah Alexander, Roland A Ammann, Melissa Beauchemin, Fabianne Carlesse, Andreas H Groll, Gabrielle M Haeusler, Maria Santolaya, William J Steinbach, Elio Castagnola, Bonnie L Davis, L Lee Dupuis, Aditya H Gaur, Wim J E Tissing, Theo Zaoutis, Robert Phillips, Lillian Sung
Purpose To update a clinical practice guideline (CPG) for the empirical management of fever and neutropenia (FN) in children with cancer and hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation recipients. Methods The International Pediatric Fever and Neutropenia Guideline Panel is a multidisciplinary and multinational group of experts in pediatric oncology and infectious diseases that includes a patient advocate. For questions of risk stratification and evaluation, we updated systematic reviews of observational studies...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457525/retrospective-study-evaluating-treatment-decisions-and-outcomes-of-childhood-uveitis-not-associated-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Elham Sardar, Perrine Dusser, Antoine Rousseau, Bahram Bodaghi, Marc Labetoulle, Isabelle Koné-Paut
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate treatment, ocular complications and outcomes of children with pediatric uveitis not associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective chart review of pediatric uveitis in children under 16 years of age, recruited from the pediatric rheumatology department at Bicêtre Hospital from 2005 to 2015. Patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis-associated and infectious uveitis were excluded. We used the Standardization of Uveitis Nomenclature Working Group to classify uveitis, disease activity, and treatment end points...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455155/-spike-in-acute-asthma-exacerbations-during-enterovirus-d68-epidemic-in-japan-a-nation-wide-survey
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Seigo Korematsu, Kengo Nagashima, Yasunori Sato, Mizuho Nagao, Shunji Hasegawa, Haruna Nakamura, Shiro Sugiura, Katsushi Miura, Kenji Okada, Takao Fujisawa
BACKGROUND: In September 2015, Japan experienced an unusual increase in acute asthma hospitalizations of children that coincided with an enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) epidemic. The objective of this study is to investigate whether EV-D68 had a causal relationship with the spike in asthma hospitalizations. METHODS: A nation-wide retrospective survey of asthma hospitalizations of children was performed for the period from January 2010 through October 2015. The Japanese Society of Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology asked its affiliated hospitals to report monthly numbers of hospitalizations, ICU admissions and mechanical ventilations due to acute asthma exacerbation...
April 25, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451778/central-nervous-system-melioidosis-in-the-pediatric-age-group-review
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G Lakshmi Prasad, Pushpa Kini, Divya S
PURPOSE: Melioidosis is a potentially fatal infectious disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei. Neurologic involvement in pediatric age group is very rare, and only a handful of cases have been reported in literature. We sought to provide a systematic review of pediatric neurologic melioidosis. METHODS: Literature review was performed to analyze reported cases of pediatric neurologic melioidosis (≤16 years) by searching online database (PubMed/MEDLINE). RESULTS: Twenty-seven cases were analyzed...
April 27, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445250/enteric-fever-in-children-in-western-sydney-australia-2003-2015
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Ameneh Khatami, Fouzia Khan, Kristine K Macartney
BACKGROUND: Enteric fever is a vaccine-preventable disease with cases in Australia predominantly acquired overseas. The aim of this study was to define the burden of enteric fever in children presenting to a pediatric hospital in Western Sydney between 2003 and 2015. METHODS: Cases between January 2003 and December 2013 were ascertained through medical records using ICD-coded discharge diagnoses, cross-referenced with microbiology laboratory data for all isolates of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (S...
April 25, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444080/rhabdomyolysis-as-a-manifestation-of-a-metabolic-disease-a-case-report
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Marta Sousa Moniz, Maria Inês Mascarenhas, Carlos Escobar, Pedro Nunes, Clara Abadesso, Helena Loureiro, Helena Almeida
Rhabdomyolysis is a process of muscle destruction that can present with varying clinical manifestations. In pediatric patients, its main etiology is infectious diseases. We present a previously healthy adolescent who was admitted to our emergency department with a four-day history of myalgia, muscle weakness and dark urine. At presentation, she was dehydrated. Blood analysis revealed acute renal failure and increased muscular enzymes. She was transferred to our pediatric intensive care unit. Medical therapies for correction of dehydration and the ionic and metabolic consequences of renal failure were performed...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
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