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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671616/incidence-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-critically-ill-children-undergoing-mechanical-ventilation-in-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Ali Amanati, Abdollah Karimi, Alireza Fahimzad, Ahmad Reza Shamshiri, Fatemeh Fallah, Alireza Mahdavi, Mahshid Talebian
BACKGROUND: Among hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) in children, ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the most common after blood stream infection (BSI). VAP can prolong length of ventilation and hospitalization, increase mortality rate, and directly change a patient's outcome in Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU). OBJECTIVES: The research on VAP in children is limited, especially in Iran; therefore, the identification of VAP incidence and mortality rate will be important for both clinical and epidemiological implications...
July 3, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643070/laparoscopic-revision-of-billroth-ii-with-braun-anastomosis-into-roux-en-y-anatomy-in-a-patient-with-intestinal-malrotation
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Fabio Garofalo, Omar Abouzahr, Henri Atlas, Ronald Denis, Pierre Garneau, Hai Huynh, Radu Pescarus
INTRODUCTION: Various reconstructions of the gastro-intestinal tract have been described in the past after distal gastrectomy. Among these, a Billroth II (BII) anastomosis can be performed with the addition of the Omega entero-enterostomy that may theoretically reduce the alkaline reflux. Given the significant complications associated with this procedure such as biliary reflux, marginal ulceration, and afferent loop syndrome, a revision into a Roux-en-Y anatomy is generally recommended...
June 22, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582330/high-altitude-illness-in-the-pediatric-population-a-review-of-the-literature-on-prevention-and-treatment
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Vanessa Garlick, Anne O'Connor, Catherine D Shubkin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Increasing numbers of children are now traveling to high-altitude destinations, and pediatricians often see these children prior to and immediately following their travels. Thus, pediatricians have the opportunity to provide guidance for the prevention of altitude illness and must treat high-altitude illness (HAI) in some circumstances. This review will examine guidelines for prevention and management of HAI in the pediatric population. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent research has examined children's short-term cardiorespiratory adaptation to high altitude, incidence of acute mountain sickness, hypoxic ventilator response, and maximal exercise capacity...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542467/genetic-variations-in-sterol-regulatory-element-binding-protein-cleavage-activating-protein-scap-are-associated-with-blood-pressure-in-overweight-obese-chinese-children
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Yi-De Yang, Jie-Yun Song, Shuo Wang, Fang-Hong Liu, Yi-Ning Zhang, Xiao-Rui Shang, Hai-Jun Wang, Jun Ma
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies demonstrated a role of variations in sterol regulatory element binding protein (SREBP) cleavage-activating protein (SCAP) in obesity and blood lipids. But the associations between SCAP polymorphisms and blood pressure (BP) are not clear. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between genetic variations in SCAP and BP phenotypes in a Chinese pediatric population. METHODS: A case-control study on 702 high blood pressure (HBP) children and 1319 controls was conducted to explore the correlation between single nucleotide polymorphism markers (rs12487736 and rs12490383) of SCAP and BP phenotypes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494994/predicting-return-visits-to-the-emergency-department-for-pediatric-patients-applying-supervised-learning-techniques-to-the-taiwan-national-health-insurance-research-database
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Ya-Han Hu, Chun-Tien Tai, Solomon Chih-Cheng Chen, Hai-Wei Lee, Sheng-Feng Sung
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Return visits (RVs) to the emergency department (ED) consume medical resources and may represent a patient safety issue. The occurrence of unexpected RVs is considered a performance indicator for ED care quality. Because children are susceptible to medical errors and utilize considerable ED resources, knowing the factors that affect RVs in pediatric patients helps improve the quality of pediatric emergency care. METHODS: We collected data on visits made by patients aged ≤18years to EDs from the National Health Insurance Research Database...
June 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460702/unbundling-the-bundles-using-apparent-and-systemic-cause-analysis-to-prevent-health-care-associated-infection-in-pediatric-intensive-care-units
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REVIEW
Terri L Bogue, Robert L Bogue
Today's health care environment emphasizes patient outcomes, although financial incentives and penalties have placed a high priority on elimination of health care-associated infections (HAIs). The use of standardized care bundles is evidence-based; however, implementation of these bundles has not proven effective in eliminating HAIs. Actively learning from HAI events through the use of apparent and systemic cause analysis identifies new barriers to success and opportunities for improvement in further reducing HAIs...
June 2017: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458429/pricing-and-components-analysis-of-some-key-essential-pediatric-medicine-in-odisha-state
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Satyajit Samal, Trupti Rekha Swain
OBJECTIVE: Study highlighting prices, i.e., the patients actually pay at ground level is important for interventions such as alternate procurement schemes or to expedite regulatory assessment of essential medicines for children. The present study was undertaken to study pricing and component analysis of few key essential medicines in Odisha state. METHODOLOGY: Six child-specific medicines of different formulations were selected based on use in different disease condition and having widest pricing variation...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458242/short-term-effects-of-ambient-air-pollution-on-pediatric-outpatient-visits-for-respiratory-diseases-in-yichang-city-china
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Yuewei Liu, Shuguang Xie, Qing Yu, Xixiang Huo, Xiaoyan Ming, Jing Wang, Yun Zhou, Zhe Peng, Hai Zhang, Xiuqing Cui, Hua Xiang, Xiji Huang, Ting Zhou, Weihong Chen, Tingming Shi
Previous studies have suggested that short-term exposure to ambient air pollution was associated with pediatric hospital admissions and emergency room visits for certain respiratory diseases; however, there is limited evidence on the association between short-term air pollution exposure and pediatric outpatient visits. Our aim was to quantitatively assess the short-term effects of ambient air pollution on pediatric outpatient visits for respiratory diseases. We conducted a time-series study in Yichang city, China between Jan 1, 2014 and Dec 31, 2015...
August 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446276/-clinical-features-and-prognostic-factors-of-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-high-risk-group
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Shu-Hong Zhang, Fen-Yan An, Ji-Xin Xu, Ling-Jun Kong, Hai-Long He, Yi-Huan Chai, Wen-Lin Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinical features and prognostic factors of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in high-risk (HR) group. METHODS: A total of 421 children with ALL in the Children's Hospital of Soochow University from August 2008 to March 2013 were diagnosed and treated according to the Chinese Children Leukemia Group (CCLG)-2008 Protocol. Among different risk-groups, 148 cases were stratified into the low-risk group and 191 cases were included in the moderate-risk group...
April 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433837/internal-maxillary-bypass-for-complex-pediatric-aneurysms
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Long Wang, Shuaibin Lu, Hai Qian, Xiang'en Shi
BACKGROUND: Complex pediatric aneurysms (PAs) are an unusual clinicopathologic entity. Data regarding the use of a bypass procedure to treat complex PAs are limited. METHODS: Internal maxillary artery-to-middle cerebral artery bypass with radial artery graft was used to isolate PAs. Bypass patency and aneurysm stability were evaluated using intraoperative Doppler ultrasound, indocyanine green videoangiography, and postoperative angiography. Modified Rankin Scale was used to assess neurologic function...
July 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247112/pediatric-infratentorial-meningiomas-a-series-of-19-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Hai Liu, Wei Luo, Jiaxin Li, Jun Yang, Yulun Xu
PURPOSE: Pediatric infratentorial meningiomas are extremely rare. In this article, we present a series of 19 cases operated at our institution in the last 8 years. METHODS: During the 8-year period from January 2008 to December 2015, we encountered 21 cases suffered from infratentorial meningiomas. Two patients were excluded. The clinical profiles, radiological features, surgical procedures, intraoperative findings, and outcomes were extracted from the patient records and neuroimaging data...
February 28, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236627/assessment-of-health-related-quality-of-life-in-egyptian-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes-dempu-survey
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Mona Hassan, Noha Musa, Rehab Abdel Hai, Ashgan Fathy, Amany Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a serious chronic illness that imposes significant morbidity and mortality with a major impact on the quality of life (QoL) that became a core issue in diabetes care. Understanding the effect of diabetes on QoL is important for day-to-day clinical management and also for public health policy initiatives aiming at improving health outcomes for those with diabetes. The objective of the study was to assess the QoL in adolescents with T1D and assess the applicability of the use of the "Quality of Life for Youth" questionnaire at the Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism Pediatric Unit (DEMPU) clinic...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160044/clinical-characteristics-of-pediatric-hiv-1-patients-treated-with-first-line-antiretroviral-therapy-in-vietnam-a-nested-case-control-study
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Minh Diem Dang, Duc Minh Nguyen, Huu Bich Tran, Viet Hung Pham, Daryl Spak, Linh Chi Pham, Thi Quynh Phan, Thi Thanh Dinh, Thi Kim Anh Le, Van Lam Nguyen, Thanh Hai Le, Son Ngoc Hoang, Vu Phuong Linh Dang
OBJECTIVES: Over the past decades, Vietnam has made great strides in reducing the rate of mortality in HIV-related deaths, due to increased access of antiretroviral therapy (ART); however, given the significantly high level of treatment failure (TF), it is essential to identify markers that describe the failure of ART in HIV-1 infected children. METHODS: A nested case-control study was conducted with clinical data collected from 101 HIV-infected children [26 TF and 75 treatment success (TS)] at National Hospital of Pediatrics, Vietnam (2008-2012)...
February 2017: International Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158572/corticosteroid-in-combination-with-leflunomide-and-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-treatment-of-pediatric-idiopathic-pulmonary-hemosiderosis
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Lu-Hong Xu, Rong-Qiong Ou, Bao-Jing Wu, Hai-Yan Wang, Jian-Pei Fang, Wei-Ping Tan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151979/whole-genome-sequencing-of-an-african-american-family-highlights-toll-like-receptor-6-variants-in-kawasaki-disease-susceptibility
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Jihoon Kim, Chisato Shimizu, Stephen F Kingsmore, Narayanan Veeraraghavan, Eric Levy, Andre M Ribeiro Dos Santos, Hai Yang, Jay Flatley, Long Truong Hoang, Martin L Hibberd, Adriana H Tremoulet, Olivier Harismendy, Lucila Ohno-Machado, Jane C Burns
Kawasaki disease (KD) is the most common acquired pediatric heart disease. We analyzed Whole Genome Sequences (WGS) from a 6-member African American family in which KD affected two of four children. We sought rare, potentially causative genotypes by sequentially applying the following WGS filters: sequence quality scores, inheritance model (recessive homozygous and compound heterozygous), predicted deleteriousness, allele frequency, genes in KD-associated pathways or with significant associations in published KD genome-wide association studies (GWAS), and with differential expression in KD blood transcriptomes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151859/cortical-bone-trajectory-screws-placement-via-pedicle-or-pedicle-rib-unit-in-the-pediatric-thoracic-spine-t9-t12-a-2-dimensional-multiplanar-reconstruction-study-using-computed-tomography
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Jun Xuan, Jian Chen, Hui He, Hai-Ming Jin, Di Zhang, Yao-Sen Wu, Nai-Feng Tian, Xiang-Yang Wang
Thoracic cortical bone trajectory (CBT) screw fixation can maximize the thread contact with cortical bone, and it is 53.8% higher than that of the traditional pedicle screws. Moreover, it can also enable less tissue dissection and retraction for reduced muscle disruption.Eighty pediatric patients are divided into 4 age groups and their thoracic vertebrae are analyzed on computed tomography (CT) images. The maximal screw length, maximal screw diameter, screw diameter, and the cephalad angle are measured. The statistical analysis is performed using the Student's t-test and Pearson's correlation analysis...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138385/prospective-surveillance-of-healthcare-associated-infections-in-a-cambodian-pediatric-hospital
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Pasco Hearn, Thyl Miliya, Soklin Seng, Chanpheaktra Ngoun, Nicholas P J Day, Yoel Lubell, Claudia Turner, Paul Turner
BACKGROUND: Healthcare associated infections (HAI) are the most common preventable adverse events following admission to healthcare facilities. Data from low-income countries are scarce. We sought to prospectively define HAI incidence at Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC), a Cambodian pediatric referral hospital. METHODS: Prospective HAI surveillance was introduced for medical admissions to AHC. Cases were identified on daily ward rounds and confirmed using locally adapted Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) definitions...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123582/ets-related-gene-is-a-novel-prognostic-factor-in-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Hai-Zhao Zhao, Ming Jia, Ze-Bin Luo, Xiao-Jun Xu, Si-Si Li, Jing-Ying Zhang, Xiao-Ping Guo, Yong-Min Tang
The ETS-related gene (ERG) has been demonstrated to be associated with overall survival in cytogenetically normal acute myeloid leukemia and acute T cell-lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) in adult patients. However, there are no data available regarding the impact of ERG expression on childhood ALL. In the present study, ERG expression levels were analyzed in bone marrow samples from 119 ALL pediatric patients. ALL patients demonstrated higher ERG expression compared with the controls (P<0.0001). In addition, low ERG expression identified a group of patients with higher white blood cell counts (P=0...
January 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072734/closed-reduction-using-the-percutaneous-leverage-technique-and-internal-fixation-with-k-wires-to-treat-angulated-radial-neck-fractures-in-children-case-report
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Hai Jiang, Yongtao Wu, Youting Dang, Yusheng Qiu
Pediatric radial neck fractures are uncommon. Severely displaced and angulated fractures usually require treatment. Our goals for treatment are to avoid incision, reduce the fracture adequately with no reduction loss, and achieve good postoperative function. We aimed to observe the clinical outcomes of closed reduction with the percutaneous leverage technique and internal fixation with Kirschner-wires (K-wires) to treat angulated radial neck fractures in children.From January 2011 to April 2013, we treated 16 cases of angulated radial neck fracture in 12 boys and 4 girls...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042690/en-bloc-kidney-transplantation-from-infant-donors-younger-than-10%C3%A2-months-into-pediatric-recipients
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Hong-Yang Wang, Jun Li, Long-Shan Liu, Rong-Hai Deng, Qian Fu, Dicken Shiu-Chung Ko, Huan-Xi Zhang, Su-Xiong Deng, Chang-Xi Wang
Early graft loss and poor graft function limit the use of kidneys from infant donors. Six en bloc kidney transplantations were performed from infant donors younger than 10 months into pediatric recipients between November 2012 and September 2015 at our center. We retrospectively analyzed recipient and donor demographics, surgery procedures, complications, graft function and size, and patient and graft survival with a follow-up of 6-39 months (median 15.5 months). Donor age ranged from 1 to 10 months with weight ranging from 3...
March 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
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