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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815754/pharmacokinetic-interactions-and-dosing-rationale-for-antiepileptic-drugs-in-adults-and-children
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S C van Dijkman, W M Rauwé, M Danhof, O Della Pasqua
AIM: Population pharmacokinetic modelling has been widely used across many therapeutic areas to identify sources of variability, which are incorporated into models as covariate factors. Despite numerous publications on pharmacokinetic (PK) drug-drug interactions (DDIs) between antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), such data are not used to support the dose rationale for polytherapy in the treatment of epileptic seizures. Here we assess the impact of DDIs on plasma concentrations and evaluate the need for AED dose adjustment...
August 16, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814934/direct-medical-costs-of-dengue-fever-in-vietnam-a-retrospective-study-in-a-tertiary-hospital
#2
Nhung Thi Tuyet Vo, Trang Ngo Diem Phan, Trung Quang Vo
BACKGROUND: In Vietnam, dengue fever is a major health concern, yet comprehensive information on its economic costs is lacking. The present study investigated treatment costs associated with dengue fever from the perspective of health care provision. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted between January 2013 and December 2015 in Cu Chi General Hospital. The following dengue-related treatment costs were calculated: hospitalisation, diagnosis, specialised services, drug usage and medical supplies...
May 2017: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811117/bilayered-buccal-films-as-child-appropriate-dosage-form-for-systemic-administration-of-propranolol
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Angela Abruzzo, Fiore Pasquale Nicoletta, Francesco Dalena, Teresa Cerchiara, Barbara Luppi, Federica Bigucci
Buccal mucosa has emerged as an attractive site for systemic administration of drug in paediatric patients. This route is simple and non-invasive, even if the saliva wash-out effect and the relative permeability of the mucosa can reduce drug absorption. Mucoadhesive polymers represent a common employed strategy to increase the contact time of the formulation at the application site and to improve drug absorption. Among the different mucoadhesive dosage forms, buccal films are particularly addressed for paediatric population since they are thin, adaptable to the mucosal surface and able to offer an exact and flexible dose...
August 12, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807835/the-role-of-antimicrobial-stewardship-programmes-in-children-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
André Ricardo Araujo da Silva, Déborah Cardoso Albernaz de Almeida Dias, Amanda Fáris Marques, Clara Biscaia di Biase, Indah K Murni, Angela Dramowski, Mike Sharland, Johanes Huebner, Walter Zingg
The United Nations and the World Health Organization have designated antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as a major health priority and developed action plans to reduce AMR in all healthcare settings. Establishment of institutional antimicrobial stewardship programmes (ASPs) is advocated as a key intervention to reduce antibiotic consumption in hospitals and address high rates of multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria. We searched PUBMED and the Cochrane database of systematic reviews (1/2007-3/2017) to identify studies reporting about the effectiveness of ASPs in general paediatric wards and paediatric intensive care units (PICU), on reducing antibiotic consumption, on using broad spectrum/restricted antibiotics, and on antibiotic resistance and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs)...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805964/therapeutic-drug-monitoring-of-voriconazole-for-treatment-and-prophylaxis-of-invasive-fungal-infection-in-children
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Sarah Allegra, Giovanna Fatiguso, Silvia De Francia, Fabio Favata, Elisa Pirro, Chiara Carcieri, Amedeo De Nicolò, Jessica Cusato, Giovanni Di Perri, Antonio D'Avolio
Voriconazole therapeutic drug monitoring is not consistently recommended due to its high interpatients and intrapatients variability. Here, we aimed to describe our experience with voriconazole for treatment and prophylaxis of invasive fungal infections, in paediatric patients. A fully validated HPLC-MS method was used to quantify voriconazole concentration in plasma, at the end of dosing interval. A high interindividual variability was shown. We enrolled 237 children, 83 receiving intravenous and 154 oral voriconazole...
August 14, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803504/the-pharmacological-management-of-nafld-in-children-and-adolescents
#6
Savinda Liyanagedera, Robert Patrick Williams, Silvio Veraldi, Valerio Nobili, Jake P Mann
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) represents a spectrum, including 'simple' steatosis, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), and fibrosis. Increasing prevalence of NAFLD has followed the international rise in obesity and lifestyle modification is the mainstay therapy for children. To date, pharmacological trials have had varying efficacy but a large number of new agents are in early phase trials for adults. Areas covered: This review explores the effect of current and potential future paediatric NAFLD treatments in terms of histological and biochemical endpoints...
August 14, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802093/clinical-aspects-of-opium-adulterated-with-lead-in-iran-a-review
#7
Samira Alinejad, Jan Aaseth, Mohammad Abdollahi, Hossein Hassanian-Moghaddam, Omid Mehrpour
Adulteration of drugs with poisonous substances during production or consumption has caused numerous health problems. Among contaminants that have the potential of producing poisonous effects are the heavy metals lead, arsenic and thallium that make up an important group of toxic substances. The emergence of these new health problems related to opioid abuse has precipitated this MiniReview on the status of the most hazardous and common opioid adulterants. In fact, adulterated opium is a major public health problem and can threaten the health of users...
August 12, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791696/comparison-of-a-paediatric-emergency-ruler-with-a-digital-algorithm-for-weight-and-age-estimation
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Ch Both, A Schmitz, P K Buehler, J Wittwer, M Weiss, A R Schmidt
BACKGROUND: Emergency tapes like the "Paediatric-Emergency-Ruler" (PaedER) provide drug dosing and recommend medical airway equipment based on estimated patient bodyweight and age. Previous studies have revealed unsatisfactory accuracy in bodyweight estimation, due to the tapes' length-based weight categories. Therefore, we developed a digital algorithm allowing continuous length-based estimation of weight and age. The aim of this study was to compare the new algorithm with the PaedER regarding accuracy in estimating bodyweight and recommendation of medical airway equipment...
August 9, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789605/analysis-of-distribution-and-antibiotic-resistance-of-pathogens-isolated-from-the-paediatric-population-in-shenmu-hospital-from-2011-2015
#9
Yang Hui-Min, Wang Yan-Ping, Yong Lin Liu, Bilal Haider Shamsi, He Bo, Meng Xu-Chun
Objective This study aimed to investigate the epidemiology and changes in antibacterial susceptibility of children in Shenmu City, northern Shaanxi, and provide a basis for rational drug use. Methods The distribution and drug resistance pattern of pathogenic bacteria isolated from children were retrospectively analysed. Results A total of 573 strains of pathogens were cultivated. A total of 201 (35.07%) strains of Gram-positive cocci and 183 (31.93%) strains of Gram-negative cocci were detected. A total of 189 (32...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770976/non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-nsaids-for-chronic-non-cancer-pain-in-children-and-adolescents
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REVIEW
Christopher Eccleston, Tess E Cooper, Emma Fisher, Brian Anderson, Nick Mr Wilkinson
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common feature of childhood and adolescence around the world, and for many young people, that pain is chronic. The World Health Organization guidelines for pharmacological treatments for children's persisting pain acknowledge that pain in children is a major public health concern of high significance in most parts of the world. While in the past pain was largely dismissed and was frequently left untreated, views on children's pain have changed over time, and relief of pain is now seen as important...
August 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770975/paracetamol-acetaminophen-for-chronic-non-cancer-pain-in-children-and-adolescents
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REVIEW
Tess E Cooper, Emma Fisher, Brian Anderson, Nick Mr Wilkinson, David G Williams, Christopher Eccleston
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common feature of childhood and adolescence around the world, and for many young people, that pain is chronic. The World Health Organization guidelines for pharmacological treatments for children's persisting pain acknowledge that pain in children is a major public health concern of high significance in most parts of the world. While in the past, pain was largely dismissed and was frequently left untreated, views on children's pain have changed over time, and relief of pain is now seen as important...
August 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770972/prophylactic-levosimendan-for-the-prevention-of-low-cardiac-output-syndrome-and-mortality-in-paediatric-patients-undergoing-surgery-for-congenital-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Johanna Hummel, Gerta Rücker, Brigitte Stiller
BACKGROUND: Low cardiac output syndrome remains a serious complication, and accounts for substantial morbidity and mortality in the postoperative course of paediatric patients undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease. Standard prophylactic and therapeutic strategies for low cardiac output syndrome are based mainly on catecholamines, which are effective drugs, but have considerable side effects. Levosimendan, a calcium sensitiser, enhances the myocardial function by generating more energy-efficient myocardial contractility than achieved via adrenergic stimulation with catecholamines...
August 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768295/exclusive-enteral-nutrition-for-inducing-remission-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-paediatric-patients
#13
Amit Assa, Raanan Shamir
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Enteral nutrition as a treatment for inflammatory bowel diseases is an ongoing area of interest. Even in the era of biologic agents, exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) offers a unique, drug-free measure for induction of remission in luminal Crohn's disease. The purpose of this review is to discuss the role of EEN in the evolving therapeutic scheme for Crohn's disease, to report on new evidence for short and long-term efficacy and highlight findings on the mechanisms of the anti-inflammatory effects of EEN in light of current understanding of disease pathogenesis...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766888/prevalence-of-multi-drug-resistant-organisms-in-stool-of-paediatric-patients-with-acute-leukaemia-and-correlation-with-blood-culture-positivity-a-single-institution-experience
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Krupa Shankar, Venkatraman Radhakrishnan, Varalakskmi Vijayakumar, Jaikumar Ramamoorthy, Prasanth Ganesan, Manikandan Dhanushkodi, T S Ganesan, T G Sagar
BACKGROUND: Multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria are associated with increased morbidity and mortality in children with acute leukaemia. The present study was conducted to assess the prevalence of MDR bacteria in stool cultures of patients with acute leukaemia at presentation to the hospital. The results were then correlated with blood cultures when patients developed septicaemia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study involved analysis of case records of patients with newly diagnosed acute leukaemia less than 18 years of age treated at our centre from January 2015 to December 2015...
August 2, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764189/comparison-of-efficacy-and-safety-of-cefpodoxime-and-amoxicillin-clavulanate-potassium-in-paediatric-acute-otitis-media-in-children-below-two-years-a-prospective-longitudinal-study
#15
Arijit Ghosh, Sayan Chatterjee
INTRODUCTION: Acute Otitis Media (AOM) is one of the frequently diagnosed diseases in children below two years. Amoxicillin-clavulanate potassium is the first line drug in treatment of Paediatric AOM (PAOM). Cefpodoxime has good antimicrobial activity against various types of microorganisms that include causative microorganisms of PAOM. AIM: To compare the efficacy and safety of cefpodoxime and amoxicillin-clavulanate potassium for the treatment of PAOM in children below two years...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758365/evaluation-of-the-safety-of-iron-dextran-with-parenteral-nutrition-in-the-paediatric-inpatient-setting
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Dale Lee, Diane Barsky, Rachel Hughes, Julia Driggers, Nicole Poupard, Maria Mascarenhas
AIM: Practitioners often avoid administering iron dextran in parenteral nutrition (PN) for hospitalised children because of the concern for anaphylaxis. The primary aim of the present study was to determine the risk of anaphylaxis associated with exposure to PN containing iron dextran in the inpatient setting. METHODS: Charts were reviewed for all children admitted to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia from January 1, 2011 to December 30, 2013 who received PN containing low molecular weight (LMW) iron dextran...
July 7, 2017: Nutrition & Dietetics: the Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758024/serum-lipid-and-glucose-profiles-in-hiv-positive-nigerian-children
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EDITORIAL
Olukemi O Ige, Christopher S Yilgwan, Augustine O Ebonyi, Ruth Adah, Idris Adedeji, Esther S Yiltok, Stephen Oguche, Fidelia Bode-Thomas
OBJECTIVES: To describe the fasting serum lipid and glucose profiles of HIV-positive Nigerian children and determine the prevalence and risk factors for dyslipidaemia and hyperglycaemia, which are risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. METHODS: This was a comparative cross-sectional study carried out at the Paediatric Infectious Disease Clinic (PIDC) of the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) for HIV-positive children and at two primary schools in Jos for HIV-negative children as controls...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Virus Eradication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753467/the-association-of-scn1a-p-thr1067ala-polymorphism-with-epilepsy-risk-and-the-response-to-antiepileptic-drugs-in-slovenian-children-and-adolescents-with-epilepsy
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Sara Bertok, Vita Dolžan, Katja Goričar, Katarina Trebušak Podkrajšek, Tadej Battelino, Zvonka Rener-Primec
PURPOSE: The voltage-gated sodium channel SCN1A mutations are involved in epileptogenesis and may be associated with different epilepsy phenotypes. The SCN1A channel is also an important antiepileptic drug (AED) target. The aim of this study was to investigate if the SCN1A c.3184A>G/p.Thr1067Ala polymorphism modifies the epilepsy risk or is associated with the responsiveness to AEDs in Slovenian children and adolescents with epilepsy. METHODS: In total, 216 paediatric patients with epilepsy were consecutively recruited during routine outpatient follow-up visits between January 2011 and December 2014...
July 20, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751484/medication-incidents-in-primary-care-medicine-a-prospective-study-in-the-swiss-sentinel-surveillance-network-sentinella
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Markus Gnädinger, Dieter Conen, Lilli Herzig, Milo A Puhan, Alfred Staehelin, Marco Zoller, Alessandro Ceschi
OBJECTIVES: To describe the type, frequency, seasonal and regional distribution of medication incidents in primary care in Switzerland and to elucidate possible risk factors for medication incidents. DESIGN: Prospective surveillance study. SETTING: Swiss primary healthcare, Swiss Sentinel Surveillance Network. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with drug treatment who experienced any erroneous event related to the medication process and interfering with normal treatment course, as judged by their physician...
July 26, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750729/-preparation-of-sedation-analgesia-procedures-in-spanish-paediatric-emergency-departments-a-descriptive-study
#20
Concepción Míguez, Niki Oikonomopoulou, Jorge Lorente, Paula Vázquez
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to describe the current practice regarding the preparation of the sedation-analgesia (SA) procedures performed in the paediatric emergency centres in Spain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A multicentre, observational and prospective analytical study was carried out on the SA procedures that were performed on children under 18 years-old in 18 paediatric emergency departments between February 2015 and January 2016. RESULTS: A total of 658 SA procedures were registered in 18 hospitals of Spain, most of them to children older than 24 months...
July 24, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
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