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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632739/validity-of-a-minimally-invasive-autopsy-tool-for-cause-of-death-determination-in-pediatric-deaths-in-mozambique-an-observational-study
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Quique Bassat, Paola Castillo, Miguel J Martínez, Dercio Jordao, Lucilia Lovane, Juan Carlos Hurtado, Tacilta Nhampossa, Paula Santos Ritchie, Sónia Bandeira, Calvino Sambo, Valeria Chicamba, Mamudo R Ismail, Carla Carrilho, Cesaltina Lorenzoni, Fabiola Fernandes, Pau Cisteró, Alfredo Mayor, Anelsio Cossa, Inacio Mandomando, Mireia Navarro, Isaac Casas, Jordi Vila, Khátia Munguambe, Maria Maixenchs, Ariadna Sanz, Llorenç Quintó, Eusebio Macete, Pedro Alonso, Clara Menéndez, Jaume Ordi
BACKGROUND: In recent decades, the world has witnessed unprecedented progress in child survival. However, our knowledge of what is killing nearly 6 million children annually in low- and middle-income countries remains poor, partly because of the inadequacy and reduced precision of the methods currently utilized in these settings to investigate causes of death (CoDs). The study objective was to validate the use of a minimally invasive autopsy (MIA) approach as an adequate and more acceptable substitute for the complete diagnostic autopsy (CDA) for pediatric CoD investigation in a poor setting...
June 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631673/-the-problems-associated-with-the-treatment-of-stenosing-laryngotracheitis-in-the-children-the-results-of-the-35-year-long-experience
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L A Safronenko, A P Davydova, V V Karpov, M G Lukashevich, V A Novikov
Stenosing laryngotracheitis (SLT) affecting the children is considered to be an emergency pediatric condition associated with ENT pathology. Its treatment presents a serious challenge for otolaryngologists, pediatricians, specialists in communicable diseases, allergologists, etc. We have undertaken a retrospective analysis of the available data with a view to summarizing the tendencies in the evolution of SLT morbidity. The results of the 35 year-long experience with the use of the currently available therapeutic strategies for the treatment of the children suffering from stenosing laryngotracheitis are presented...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626255/underlying-cause-of-death-recorded-during-2013-to-2015-at-a-tertiary-general-hospital-in-vientiane-capital-lao-pdr
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Bounfeng Phoummalaysith, Viengsakhone Louangpradith, Tavanh Manivon, Bounxou Keohavong, Eiko Yamamoto, Nobuyuki Hamajima
In Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), the cause of death is not registered in death reports. As a result, the government cannot produce official reports that show mortality according to cause of death. This study aimed to report the underlying cause of death in a tertiary general hospital (Mittaphab Hospital) in Vientiane capital. Mittaphab hospital is a governmental teaching hospital with 300 beds for inpatient services specialized in orthopedics, neurology, and hemodialysis. Since a children hospital exists beside Mittaphab Hospital, severe pediatric cases are referred to the child hospital...
February 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623676/unrecognized-pediatric-and-adult-family-members-of-children-with-acute-brucellosis
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Dilek Yılmaz Çiftdoğan, Selda Aslan
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Brucellosis is an infectious, contagious and zoonotic disease that occurs worldwide. The family members of an index case of brucellosis may be especially susceptible, due to sharing the same source of infection and similar risk factors for brucellosis. In this study, we propose to screen pediatric and adult family members of brucellosis index cases for detecting additional unrecognized infected family members. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 114 family members of 41 pediatric patients with brucellosis were evaluated...
June 14, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623325/fluorescence-lifetime-imaging-microscopy-a-novel-diagnostic-tool-for-metastatic-cell-detection-in-the-cerebrospinal-fluid-of-children-with-medulloblastoma
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Sivan Gershanov, Shalom Michowiz, Helen Toledano, Gilad Yahav, Orit Barinfeld, Avraham Hirshberg, Haim Ben-Zvi, Gabriel Mircus, Mali Salmon-Divon, Dror Fixler, Nitza Goldenberg-Cohen
In pediatric brain tumours, dissemination of malignant cells within the central nervous system confers poor prognosis and determines treatment intensity, but is often undetectable by imaging or cytology. This study describes the use of fluorescence lifetime (FLT) imaging microscopy (FLIM), a novel diagnostic tool, for detection of metastatic spread. The study group included 15 children with medulloblastoma and 2 with atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumour. Cells extracted from the tumour and the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) 2 weeks postoperatively and repeatedly during chemo/radiotherapy were subjected to nuclear staining followed by FLT measurement and cytological study...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622783/-biological-diagnosis-of-iron-deficiency-in-children
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I Thuret
Measurement of serum ferritin (SF) is currently the laboratory test recommended for diagnosing iron deficiency. In the absence of an associated disease, a low SF value is an early and highly specific indicator of iron deficiency. The WHO criteria proposed to define depleted storage iron are 12μg/L for children under 5 years and 15μg/L for those over 5 years. A higher threshold of 30μg/L is used in the presence of infection or inflammation. Iron deficiency anemia, with typical low mean corpuscular volume and mean corpuscular hemoglobin, is only present at the end stage of iron deficiency...
May 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604255/the-effectiveness-of-measles-mumps-rubella-mmr-vaccination-in-the-prevention-of-pediatric-hospitalizations-for-targeted-and-untargeted-infections-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Giuseppe La Torre, Rosella Saulle, Brigid Unim, Angela Meggiolaro, Angelo Barbato, Alice Mannocci, Antonietta Spadea
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine in reducing hospitalizations for infectious disease, targeted and not targeted, as well as from respiratory diseases in children in Rome. METHODS: The cohort was recomposed through record linkage of 2 archives (vaccination register and hospital discharge records. RESULTS: The analysis included 11,004 children. 20.9% did not receive the MMR vaccination, 49% and 30...
June 12, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598771/barriers-to-initiating-tuberculosis-treatment-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-systematic-review-focused-on-children-and-youth
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Brittney J Sullivan, B Emily Esmaili, Coleen K Cunningham
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is the deadliest infectious disease globally, with 10.4 million people infected and more than 1.8 million deaths in 2015. TB is a preventable, treatable, and curable disease, yet there are numerous barriers to initiating treatment. These barriers to treatment are exacerbated in low-resource settings and may be compounded by factors related to childhood. OBJECTIVE: Timely initiation of tuberculosis (TB) treatment is critical to reducing disease transmission and improving patient outcomes...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594525/update-in-pediatric-musculoskeletal-infections-when-it-is-when-it-isn-t-and-what-to-do
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Alexandre Arkader, Christopher M Brusalis, William C Warner, James H Conway, Kenneth Noonan
Musculoskeletal infections, including osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, and pyomyositis, are a substantial cause of morbidity in children and adolescents. The increased virulence of infectious agents and the increased prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens, particularly methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, have resulted in a more complicated clinical course for diagnosis and management, which is evidenced by an increased length of hospital stays, incidence of complications, and number of surgical interventions...
February 15, 2017: Instructional Course Lectures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587429/variation-in-the-levels-of-il-6-in-pediatric-patients-with-severe-bacterial-infectious-diseases-and-correlation-analysis-between-the-levels-of-il-6-and-procalcitonin
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Fangfang Bian, Yue-E Wu, Chong-Lin Zhang
The objective of the present study was to investigate variations in the levels of interleukin (IL)-6, procalcitonin (PCT), and C-reactive protein (CRP) in children with severe bacterial infectious diseases and to analyze the correlation between the levels of IL-6 and PCT to determine the value of combined diagnosis with IL-6 and PCT. We analyzed 126 patients admitted to Xuzhou Children's Hospital for treatment, who were divided into severe bacterial infection (observation group, n=65) and non-bacterial infection groups (control group, n=61)...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580210/immunosuppressive-medication-is-not-associated-with-surgical-site-infection-after-surgery-for-intractable-ulcerative-colitis-in-children
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Keiichi Uchida, Yoshikazu Ohtsuka, Atsushi Yoden, Hitoshi Tajiri, Hideaki Kimura, Takashi Isihige, Hiroyuki Yamada, Katsuhiro Arai, Takeshi Tomomasa, Kosuke Ushijima, Tomoki Aomatsu, Satoru Nagata, Kohei Otake, Kohei Matsushita, Mikihiro Inoue, Takahiro Kudo, Kenji Hosoi, Kazuo Takeuchi, Toshiaki Shimizu
Pediatric ulcerative colitis (UC) sometimes progresses to an intractable condition for medical therapy. The surgical management of UC is challenging because of difficult procedures and frequent infectious complications. The aim of this study was to survey surgical procedures and infectious complications in pediatric patients with UC in Japan and to assess the relationship between preoperatively administered immunosuppressive drugs and postoperative surgical site infection (SSI). A survey of pediatric patients treated from 2000 to 2012 was sent to 683 facilities nationwide...
May 2017: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579134/the-impact-of-obesity-on-pediatric-inpatients-with-urinary-tract-infections-in-the-united-states
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Yusuke Okubo, Atsuhiko Handa
INTRODUCTION: Urinary tract infections (UTI) are common infectious disorders, and obesity is an increasing public health problem worldwide. Several studies have suggested that childhood obesity may be associated with the development of UTI. However, the potential effects of obesity on the clinical outcomes of UTI in children remain unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hospital discharge records for patients aged 18 years or younger with a diagnosis of UTI were extracted from the 2012 Kids' Inpatient Database...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566880/immune-response-to-vaccines-in-children-with-celiac-disease
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EDITORIAL
Caterina Anania, Francesca Olivero, Alessandra Spagnolo, Claudio Chiesa, Lucia Pacifico
Celiac disease (CD) is an immune-mediated systemic condition evoked by ingestion of gluten and related prolamines in genetically susceptible subjects. The disease is featured by a variable combination of clinical signs, specific antibodies, HLA-DQ2 and HLA-DQ8 haplotypes, and enteropathy. Vaccination is the most potent intervention for infectious disease prevention. Several factors including age, gender, ethnicity, quality and quantity of vaccine antigen, doses, and route of administration can influence immune response to vaccination, although the main cause of variation in the responsiveness among vaccine recipients is host genetic variability...
May 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566076/-evaluation-of-viral-etiology-in-central-nervous-system-infections-from-a-university-hospital-point-of-view-in-izmir-based-on-seven-years-data
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Ayşın Zeytinoğlu, Selda Erensoy, Rüçhan Sertöz, İmre Altuğlu, Candan Çiçek, Münevver Kayın, Hadiye Şirin, Şafak Taner
The serious diseases of the central nervous system (CNS); encephalitis and meningitis, have high mortality and morbidity rate especially not diagnosed and treated in time. Nucleic acid testing (NAT) is the tool of choice for viral diagnosis in CNS infections. In this study, viral etiological agents found in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples sent to our university hospital virology laboratory for laboratory diagnosis of CNS infections were retrospectively evaluated and results were compared with other reports from our country...
April 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562556/low-utility-of-blood-culture-in-pediatric-community-acquired-pneumonia-an-observational-study-on-2705-patients-admitted-to-the-emergency-department
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Jae Hyun Kwon, Jung Heon Kim, Jeong-Yong Lee, Youn-Jung Kim, Chang Hwan Sohn, Kyoung Soo Lim, Won Young Kim
To investigate the utility of blood cultures performed on previously healthy children and adolescents with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) at a tertiary care hospital emergency department (ED).We reviewed 3235 patients with CAP aged 6 months to 18 years who underwent blood cultures at the ED from 2009 through 2016. CAP was defined according to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision codes for pneumonia and the requirement of antibiotic treatment plus any of the following: radiologically confirmed, hospitalized, or moderate to severe disease...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562437/use-of-skin-biopsies-among-dermatologists
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David A Weinstein, Sasank Konda, Brett M Coldiron
BACKGROUND: Skin biopsies are essential to establish a diagnosis in many skin diseases. Utilization has been increasing rapidly and represents a significant health care cost. There are no benchmarks or baselines to guide the practice of skin biopsies. OBJECTIVE: To create a reference data set of biopsy behavior among dermatologists. METHODS: Five hundred eighty-eight dermatologists belonging to the American Dermatological Association (ADA) were surveyed...
May 25, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557742/viral-features-and-testing-for-streptococcal-pharyngitis
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Daniel J Shapiro, Christina E Lindgren, Mark I Neuman, Andrew M Fine
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The Infectious Diseases Society of America recommends that clinicians forego testing for group A Streptococcal (GAS) pharyngitis in patients with clinical features of viral illness. The prevalence of viral features in patients tested for GAS pharyngitis is not known. The objectives of this study were as follows: to describe the prevalence of viral features in pediatric patients for whom rapid antigen detection tests (RADTs) for GAS pharyngitis are performed; and to compare the prevalence of GAS and the sensitivity of the RADT in patients with and without viral features...
May 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553418/analysis-of-the-literature-on-chronic-cough-in-children
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REVIEW
Marcello Bergamini, Ahmad Kantar, Renato Cutrera, Italian Pediatric Cough Interest Group
Throughout childhood, various developmental phenomena influence the cough reflex. Among these are the modifications in the anatomy and functions of the respiratory tract and the central and peripheral nervous systems. Moreover, after birth, the immunological response undergoes progressive transformations with the acquisition of immune memory processes. These conditions make infections and airway abnormalities the overwhelming cause of chronic cough in children and infants. In children, chronic cough should be treated on the basis of etiology...
2017: Open Respiratory Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551933/-recommendations-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-pediatric-acute-gastroenteritis-in-israel-update-2017
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Firas Rinawi, Shai Ashkenazi, Michael Wilschanski, Eli Somekh, Raanan Shamir
AIMS: The aim of these guidelines is to update and extend evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and management of children with acute gastroenteritis (AGE) in Israel, based on new data and the recently published European update. METHODS: The recommendations, which are based on a systematic review of the literature, were graded by the level of evidence. The guidelines were endorsed by the Israeli societies for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Infectious Diseases and the Israeli Association of Pediatrics...
March 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551379/review-of-1-000-consecutive-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-runs-as-a-quality-initiative
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Harold N Lovvorn, Daphne C Hardison, Heidi Chen, Ashly C Westrick, Melissa E Danko, Brian C Bridges, William F Walsh, John B Pietsch
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is a resource-intensive mode of life-support potentially applicable when conventional therapies fail. Given the initial success of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation to support neonates and infants in the 1980s, indications have expanded to include adolescents, adults, and selected moribund patients during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This single-institution analysis was conducted to evaluate programmatic growth, outcomes, and risk for death despite extracorporeal membrane oxygenation across all ages and diseases...
May 24, 2017: Surgery
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