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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108402/using-pharmacokinetic-modelling-to-improve-prescribing-practices-of-intravenous-aminophylline-in-childhood-asthma-exacerbations
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Lewis Cooney, Antonia McBride, Andrew Lilley, Ian Sinha, Trevor N Johnson, Daniel B Hawcutt
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate physiologically based pharmacokinetic modelling (PBPK) software in paediatric asthma patients using intravenous aminophylline. METHODS: Prospective clinical audit of children receiving iv aminophylline (July 2014 to June 2016), and in-silico modelling using Simcyp software. RESULTS: Thirty-eight admissions (25 children) were included. Children with aminophylline levels ≥10 mg/l had equivalent clinical outcomes compared to those <10 mg/L, and adverse effects occurred in 57%...
January 17, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107866/potential-of-zimbabwean-commercial-probiotic-products-and-strains-of-lactobacillus-plantarum-as-prophylaxis-and-therapy-against-diarrhoea-caused-by-escherichia-coli-in-children
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Walter Chingwaru, Jerneja Vidmar
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the potential of commercial fermented products sold in the country, and strains of Lactobacillus plantarum (L. plantarum) as prophylaxis and therapy against diarrhoea in children. METHODS: The antimicrobial potential of cultures of lactobacilli enriched from 4 Zimbabwean commercial food/beverage products: Dairibord Lacto sour milk (DLSM), Probrand sour milk (PSM), Kefalos Vuka cheese (KVC) and Chibuku opaque beer (COB); and four strains of L...
January 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099181/adverse-events-and-risk-factors-during-emergency-intubation-in-a-tertiary-paediatric-emergency-department
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Ruth M C Löllgen, Jennifer Pontin, Matthew Gow, Mary E McCaskill
BACKGROUND: Rapid sequence intubation and emergency intubation in the emergency department (ED) can be life-saving procedures, but require the appropriate skills, experience and preparation to avoid complications ranging from simple trauma to life-threatening desaturation. Only scarce data exist in the published literature on complications following emergency intubation in children and most guidelines are extrapolated from the adult population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed all emergency intubations of patients in our tertiary paediatric ED within a 2-year period to estimate the incidence of complications and to analyse the risk factors associated with this procedure...
January 17, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096104/recent-developments-in-the-surgical-management-of-paediatric-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Vijay M Ravindra, Matthew T Sweney, Robert J Bollo
Among the 1% of children affected by epilepsy, failure of pharmacological therapy and early age of seizure onset can lead to worse long-term cognitive outcomes, mental health disorders and impaired functional status. Surgical management often improves functional and cognitive outcomes in children with medically refractory epilepsy, especially when seizure remission is achieved. However, surgery remains underused in children with drug-resistant epilepsy, creating a large treatment gap. Several recent innovations have led to considerable improvement in surgical technique, including the recent development of minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic techniques such as stereotactic EEG, transcranial magnetic stimulation, MRI-guided laser ablation, as well as novel paradigms of neurostimulation...
January 17, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094755/profile-of-initial-drug-therapy-in-paediatric-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-finland-2000-2007
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Pia Elfving, Kari Puolakka, Hannu Kautiainen, Lauri J Virta, Timo Pohjolainen, Oili Kaipiainen-Seppänen
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January 15, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093644/guidelines-for-proton-pump-inhibitor-prescriptions-in-paediatric-intensive-care-unit
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P Joret-Descout, S Dauger, M Bellaiche, O Bourdon, S Prot-Labarthe
Background Stress ulcer prophylaxis (SUP) is recommended in some situations to prevent upper gastrointestinal bleeding and is a component of standard care for patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), already among the most widely prescribed drug classes, are being increasingly used. Objective To describe PPI prescribing patterns and their changes after the dissemination of guidelines. Setting Paediatric ICU (PICU), Robert-Debré Teaching Hospital, Paris, France, which admits about 800 patients annually, from full-term neonates to 18-year-olds...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079561/-single-checked-patient-group-directions-during-initial-nurse-assessment-within-paediatric-emergency-departments-of-the-uk-and-ireland
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Chris K Bird, Anthony G Sinclair, Stuart Hartshorn
OBJECTIVE: Double checking medications at initial assessment within paediatric emergency departments (EDs) has the potential to delay patient flow, and doubt has been cast on the efficacy of double checking in all but high-risk medications. We aimed to benchmark current practice for the use of Patient Group Direction (PGD) medications at initial assessment in EDs within the Paediatric Emergency Research UK and Ireland (PERUKI) network, with a focus on the use of 'single-checker' PGDs...
January 10, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073934/the-influence-of-customer-medicine-seller-transactional-dynamics-on-childhood-diarrhoea-management-a-qualitative-study-in-ghana
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Lauren Rosapep, Emily Sanders, Kathryn Banke
In 2004, the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) jointly revised the recommended treatment for acute paediatric diarrhoea to specify supplementing reduced osmolarity oral rehydration salts (ORS) with zinc. In many countries, however, a significant knowledge-practice gap persists in appropriate diarrhoea management among private healthcare providers. For example, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) project recently demonstrated that over-the-counter medicine sellers (MS) in Ghana recommended inappropriate diarrhoea treatments, despite their demonstrated knowledge of appropriate treatment protocols...
January 10, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065965/lessons-from-a-seven-year-experience-of-paediatric-hiv-in-pakistan-a-single-centre-experience
#9
Ejaz Ahmed Khan
OBJECTIVE: To describe demographic, clinical and immunologic features of children with human immunodeficiency virus. METHODS: This descriptive study was conducted at the Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan, from 2005 to 2011, and comprised children with human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Patients with detailed physical examination and appropriate investigations and those eligible for therapy were included. SPSS 21 was used for data analysis...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062882/anaphylaxis-in-children-experience-of-485-episodes-in-1-272-482-patient-attendances-at-a-tertiary-paediatric-emergency-department-from-2007-to-2014
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Sashikumar Ganapathy, Zaw Lwin, Daniel Ha Ting, Lynette Sh Goh, Shu Ling Chong
Introduction: Anaphylaxis is a predominantly childhood disease. Most of the literature on anaphylaxis has emerged from Western countries. This study aimed to describe the incidence, triggers and clinical presentation of anaphylaxis among children in Singapore, look for predictors for anaphylaxis with severe outcomes, and study the incidence of biphasic reactions. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed records of children presenting with anaphylaxis to our paediatric emergency department from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2014...
December 2016: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052109/defining-surrogate-endpoints-for-clinical-trials-in-severe-falciparum-malaria
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Atthanee Jeeyapant, Hugh W Kingston, Katherine Plewes, Richard J Maude, Josh Hanson, M Trent Herdman, Stije J Leopold, Thatsanun Ngernseng, Prakaykaew Charunwatthana, Nguyen Hoan Phu, Aniruddha Ghose, M Mahtab Uddin Hasan, Caterina I Fanello, Md Abul Faiz, Tran Tinh Hien, Nicholas P J Day, Nicholas J White, Arjen M Dondorp
BACKGROUND: Clinical trials in severe falciparum malaria require a large sample size to detect clinically meaningful differences in mortality. This means few interventions can be evaluated at any time. Using a validated surrogate endpoint for mortality would provide a useful alternative allowing a smaller sample size. Here we evaluate changes in coma score and plasma lactate as surrogate endpoints for mortality in severe falciparum malaria. METHODS: Three datasets of clinical studies in severe malaria were re-evaluated: studies from Chittagong, Bangladesh (adults), the African 'AQUAMAT' trial comparing artesunate and quinine (children), and the Vietnamese 'AQ' study (adults) comparing artemether with quinine...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050392/paediatric-prescription-analysis-in-a-primary-health-care-institution
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Jinish Jose, Denny Devassykutty
INTRODUCTION: Paediatric prescription analysis was done by vari-ous studies in tertiary care centers but not much published data, at primary care level. The Medical Council of India introduced new prescription format and also antibiotic stewardship program was launched by Government of Kerala in the year 2015. So in these contexts this study was conducted. AIM: To analyse the patterns of prescriptions and drug dis-pensing in pediatric patients using WHO core drug use indicators and parameters in the prescription format prescribed by Medical Council of India...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046035/development-of-the-liverpool-adverse-drug-reaction-avoidability-assessment-tool
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Louise E Bracken, Anthony J Nunn, Jamie J Kirkham, Matthew Peak, Janine Arnott, Rosalind L Smyth, Munir Pirmohamed, Mark A Turner
AIM: To develop and test a new tool to assess the avoidability of adverse drug reactions that is suitable for use in paediatrics but which is also applicable to a variety of other settings. METHODS: The study involved multiple phases. Preliminary work involved using the Hallas scale and a modification of the existing Hallas scale, to assess two different sets of adverse drug reaction (ADR) case reports. Phase 1 defined, modified and refined a new tool using multidisciplinary teams...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043170/impact-of-disease-drug-and-patient-adherence-on-the-effectiveness-of-antiviral-therapy-in-pediatric-hiv
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Chiara Piana, Meindert Danhof, Oscar Della Pasqua
Maintaining effective antiretroviral treatment for life is a major problem, in both resource-limited and resource-rich countries. Despite the progress observed in paediatric antiretroviral therapy, approximately 12% of children still experience treatment failure due to drug resistance, inadequate dosing and poor adherence. We explore the current status of antiretroviral therapy in children with focus on the interaction between disease, drug pharmacokinetics and patient behavior, all of which are strongly interconnected and determine treatment outcome...
January 3, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042101/efavirenz-dissolution-enhancement-iii-colloid-milling-pharmacokinetics-and-electronic-tongue-evaluation
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Cristiane R D Hoffmeister, Cinira Fandaruff, Maíra A da Costa, Lucio M Cabral, Luciana R Pitta, Stanley E R Bilatto, Livia D Prado, Daniel S Corrêa, Leandro Tasso, Marcos Antônio S Silva, Helvécio V A Rocha
Efavirenz (EFV), a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI), is part of first-line therapy for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infection (HIV-1/AIDS). This drug shows relatively low oral absorption and bioavailability, as well as high intra- and inter-subject variability. Several studies have shown that treatment failure and adverse effects are associated with low and high EFV plasma concentrations, respectively. Some studies suggest different EFV formulations to minimize inter-patient variability and improve its solubility and dissolution; however, all of these formulations are complex, using for instance, cyclodextrins, dendrimers and polymeric nanoparticles, rendering them inviable industrially...
December 29, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041610/-paediatric-pharmacobezoar-in-vitamin-overdose
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Nataliz Vega-Mata, Laura Fernández-García, Carolina Lara-Cardenas, Lucía Raposo-Rodríguez, María Montes-Granda
BACKGROUND: Pharmacobezoars are aggregates of undigested medications that accumulate in the gastrointestinal tract and can cause obstructive or toxic complications. In this paper, the first case is reported of a paediatric pharmacobezoar formation after a vitamin overdose. The objective of this report is to prevent the occurrence of this complication and the action to be taken. CLINIC CASE: A 6-year-old child, 6h after ingesting 40 chewable tablets of a hydrophobic vitamin E with high capacity to form a pharmacobezoar, underwent urgent oesophagogastroscopy...
December 29, 2016: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040560/a-systematic-review-of-the-use-of-dosage-form-manipulation-to-obtain-required-doses-to-inform-use-of-manipulation-in-paediatric-practice
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REVIEW
Roberta H Richey, Clare Hughes, Jean V Craig, Utpal U Shah, James L Ford, Catrin E Barker, Matthew Peak, Anthony J Nunn, Mark A Turner
This study sought to determine whether there is an evidence base for drug manipulation to obtain the required dose, a common feature of paediatric clinical practice. A systematic review of the data sources, PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL, IPA and the Cochrane database of systematic reviews, was used. Studies that considered the dose accuracy of manipulated medicines of any dosage form, evidence of safety or harm, bioavailability, patient experience, tolerability, contamination and comparison of methods of manipulation were included...
December 28, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029081/drug-discovery-for-paediatric-chagas-diseases
#18
Sreekanth Thota, Carlos M Morel
Congenital T. cruzi infection occurs in 1-10% of infants of infected mothers. Treatment of Chagas disease focuses on killing the parasite in acute infection and managing signs and symptoms in later stages. Mothers who test positive should not be treated until they have given birth and have finished breast-feeding. Screening of newborns and other children of infected mothers to provide early diagnosis and treatment. There are only two drugs currently available for the treatment of paediatric chagas disease, nifurtimox and benznidazole...
December 26, 2016: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028587/safety-of-zidovudine-lamivudine-scored-tablets-in-children-with-hiv-infection-in-europe-and-thailand
#19
Ali Judd
BACKGROUND: Zidovudine (ZDV) has been associated with risk of haematological toxicity. Safety data from clinical trials is generally limited to 48 weeks. We assessed the short- and mid-term toxicity of ZDV/lamivudine (3TC) fixed-dose combination scored tablets in HIV-infected children followed in the European Pregnancy and Paediatric HIV Cohort Collaboration (EPPICC) network. METHODS: Fourteen cohorts provided data on patients <18 years of age taking ZDV/3TC scored tablets between 2008 and 2012...
December 27, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025990/focal-cortical-dysplasia-molecular-disturbances-and-clinicopathological-classification-review
#20
Monika Siedlecka, Wiesława Grajkowska, Ryszard Galus, Bożenna Dembowska-Bagińska, Jarosław Jóźwiak
Focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) is one of the most important causes of drug-resistant epilepsy in paediatric patients, particularly in those below the age of 3. Even though over 40 years have passed since the first description of the entity by Taylor, the exact mechanisms causing these cortical abnormalities remain unelucidated. In this review, we summarise the current knowledge on clinical and histopathological aspects, taking into account the new classification system proposed by the International League Against Epilepsy...
November 2016: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
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