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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910997/paediatric-nuclear-medicine-imaging
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Lorenzo Biassoni, Marina Easty
Background: Nuclear medicine imaging explores tissue viability and function by using radiotracers that are taken up at cellular level with different mechanism. This imaging technique can also be used to assess blood flow and transit through tubular organs. Nuclear medicine imaging has been used in paediatrics for decades and this field is continuously evolving. Sources of data: The data presented comes from clinical experience and some milestone papers on the subject...
September 1, 2017: British Medical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901121/siaarti-sarnepi-clinical-organizational-standards-for-paediatric-anaesthesia
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Nicola Disma, Edoardo Calderini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 13, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887807/feasibility-of-multiplane-microtransoesophageal-echocardiographic-guidance-in-structural-heart-disease-transcatheter-interventions-in-adults
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V J Nijenhuis, A Alipour, N C Wunderlich, B J W M Rensing, G Gijsbers, J M Ten Berg, M J Suttorp, L V A Boersma, J A S van der Heyden, M J Swaans
INTRODUCTION: Structural heart interventions are guided by transoesophageal or intracardiac echocardiography (TEE/ICE). MicroTEE, developed for paediatric purposes, is smaller and therefore less invasive and traumatic, avoiding the need for general anaesthesia. We aimed to show feasibility of procedural guidance by comparing image quality of microTEE with standard TEE and ICE during adult transcatheter interventions, and assess the accuracy in obtaining left atrial appendage (LAA) measurements between the microTEE probe and standard TEE...
September 8, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882136/lessons-learned-on-recruitment-and-retention-in-hard-to-reach-families-in-a-phase-iii-randomised-controlled-trial-of-preparatory-information-for-children-undergoing-general-anaesthesia
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C Huntington, J Timothy Newton, N Donaldson, C Liossi, P A Reynolds, R Alharatani, M T Hosey
BACKGROUND: Recruitment and retention are documented as two of the most difficult elements of conducting clinical trials. These issues are even more challenging in paediatric trials, particularly when the families being recruited and retained are deemed 'hard to reach'. METHODS: Through the authors' own reflection on the conduct of the trial this paper examines recruitment and retention with hard to reach families from the perspective of a recently completed clinical trial on preparatory information for children undergoing general anaesthesia for tooth extractions in which approximately 83% of those approached and eligible agreed to participate...
September 7, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876667/evaluation-of-thoracoscopy-in-the-diagnosis-of-diaphragmatic-injuries-in-penetrating-thoracoabdominal-trauma-without-lung-deflation-at-dr-george-mukhari-academic-hospital
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L Nsakala
BACKGROUND: With a mortality estimated at 25% when missed, diaphragmatic injuries due to penetrating thoracoabdominal trauma present a diagnostic challenge for both the radiologist and the surgeon. In the current literature, chest x-ray has a sensitivity of 27-60% for left-sided injuries and only 17% for right-sided injuries while, CT scan has a sensitivity of 14-61% and a specificity of 76-99%. Thoracoscopy using a single lung ventilation is one of the modalities of choice for the diagnosis of these injuries with a specificity of 100% and a sensitivity of 87...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870163/comparison-of-the-supreme%C3%A2-and-proseal%C3%A2-laryngeal-mask-airways-in-infants-a-prospective-randomised-clinical-study
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Sibel Oba, Hacer Sebnem Turk, Canan Tulay Isil, Huseyin Erdogan, Pinar Sayin, Ali Ihsan Dokucu
BACKGROUND: The Supreme™ and ProSeal™ laryngeal mask airways (LMAs) are widely used in paediatric anaesthesia; however, LMA use in infants is limited because many anaesthesiologists prefer to use tracheal intubation in infants. In this study, we compared the Supreme and ProSeal LMAs in infants by measuring their performance characteristics, including insertion features, ventilation parameters, induced changes in haemodynamics and rates of postoperative complications. METHODS: Infants of ASA physical status I scheduled for elective, minor, lower abdominal surgery were divided into two groups: the Supreme LMA group and the ProSeal LMA group...
September 5, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819468/paediatric-fractures-in-a-sub-saharan-tertiary-care-center-a-cohort-analysis-of-demographic-characteristics-clinical-presentation-therapeutic-patterns-and-outcomes
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Marc Leroy Guifo, Joel Noutakdie Tochie, Blondel Nana Oumarou, Jean Roger Moulion Tapouh, Aristide Guy Bang, Aurelien Ndoumbe, Bonaventure Jemea, Maurice Aurelien Sosso
INTRODUCTION: Paediatric fractures are often of good prognosis due to auto-correction of insufficient fracture reduction by bone remodeling. In sub-Saharan Africa, traditional healers are renowned for managing fractures and there is a neglect for specialized pediatric fracture care. We aimed to determine the demographic characteristics, clinical presentation, treatment patterns and outcomes of paediatric fractures in a tertiary health care centre in Yaoundé. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study of all consenting consecutive cases of fractures in patients younger than 16 years managed between January 2011 and June 2015 at the University Teaching Hospital, Cameroon...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815823/ten-years-of-simulation-based-training-in-pediatric-anesthesia-the-inception-evolution-and-dissemination-of-the-managing-emergencies-in-pediatric-anesthesia-mepa-course
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Tobias C Everett, Ralph MacKinnon, David de Beer, Matthew Taylor, Matthew Dylan Bould
2016 marked the 10-year anniversary of the inception of the Managing Emergencies in Paediatric Anaesthesia (MEPA) course. This simulation-based program was originally created to allow trainees in pediatric anesthesia to experience operating room emergencies which although infrequent, would be considered key competencies for any practicing anesthetist with responsibility for providing care to children. Since its original manifestation, the course has evolved in content, scope, and worldwide availability, such that it is now available at over 60 locations on five continents...
October 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807061/the-incidence-of-hyperthermia-during-cochlear-implant-surgery-in-children
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A Schwartz, D Kaplan, V Rosenzweig, M Klein, B F Gruenbaum, S E Gruenbaum, M Boyko, A Zlotnik, E Brotfain
BACKGROUND: Inadvertent hyperthermia during anaesthesia is a rare but life-threatening complication. We have encountered several cases of severe hyperthermia in paediatric patients undergoing anaesthesia for cochlear implantation. METHODS: This study aimed to describe the clinical characteristics of children who developed hyperthermia while undergoing cochlear implantation, and to explore possible mechanisms and predisposing factors. The anaesthetic charts of all patients aged under 18 years who underwent cochlear implantation, or mastoid or ophthalmic surgery, between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2009, at Soroka Medical Center in Beer Sheva, Israel, were reviewed...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802606/comparison-of-lma-supreme%C3%A2-with-i-gel%C3%A2-and-lma-proseal%C3%A2-in-children-for-airway-management-during-general-anaesthesia-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Sulagna Bhattacharjee, Anirban Som, Souvik Maitra
STUDY OBJECTIVE: A few randomized trials have compared LMA Supreme™ with LMA ProSeal™ and i-gel™ in children but their conclusions varied widely. This systematic review and meta analysis has compared the former device with the latter two devices. DESIGN: Meta-analysis and systematic review using the Mantel-Haenszel method and pooled mean difference using inverse variance method. SETTING: Meta-analysis of published prospective randomized controlled trials...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
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/28780003/outcomes-of-gartland-type-iii-supracondylar-fractures-treated-using-blount-s-method
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C Muccioli, S ElBatti, I Oborocianu, O Rosello, F Solla, E Chau, J L Clement, V Rampal
BACKGROUND: Supracondylar fractures of the elbow with major displacement are usually treated by surgical pinning and less often non-operatively as described by Blount.The objective of this study was to assess the clinical and radiological outcomes of Gartland type III supracondylar fractures treated at least 3 years earlier using Blount's method. HYPOTHESIS: Blount's method produces good outcomes after more than 3 years when used to treat Gartland type III supracondylar fractures of the humerus...
August 2, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737211/closing-in-on-the-best-supraglottic-airway-for-paediatric-anaesthesia
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A K Nørskov, C V Rosenstock, J Leahy, C Walsh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 24, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707325/effects-of-scalp-nerve-block-on-pain-and-emergence-agitation-after-paediatric-nevus-surgery-a-clinical-trial
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J-S Kim, G W Kim, D H Park, H E Ahn, M Y Chang, J Y Kim
BACKGROUND: Pain is considered as being one cause of post-operative emergence agitation (EA) from sevoflurane anaesthesia. The purpose of this study was to investigate the pure effect of post-operative pain on EA after sevoflurane anaesthesia in preschool children undergoing excision of scalp nevi. METHODS: Forty-four children, 1-7 years old, undergoing scalp nevus excision were enrolled. Patients were randomly assigned to two groups: the remifentanil group received single intravenous injection of short-acting synthetic opioid, remifentanil 1 μg/kg just before the scalp incision, and the block group received scalp nerve block with 0...
September 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704302/botulinum-a-intramuscular-injection-in-an-orthopaedic-paediatric-patient-cohort-service-restructure-analysis
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Matthew Lee, Enda Kelly, Paula Kelly
Botulinum intramuscular injections are increasingly being used in the management of hypertonic musculature. Historically, injections were administered under general anaesthesia (GA), which has service and economic implications. Our delivery changed to outpatient conscious injections to improve service efficiency. A retrospective analysis of all patient injections from January 2010 to December 2015 analysed cost-benefit and efficiency of service remodelling. 472 patients were administered injections, 298 in theatre under GA and 174 without GA...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691744/dentists-attitudes-towards-acute-pharmacological-pain-management-in-children-and-adolescents
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Henrik Berlin, Thomas List, Karin Ridell, Gunilla Klingberg
AIM: This study aimed to investigate Swedish dentists' attitudes regarding pain management strategies for treating children and adolescents. It assessed recommendations for pre- and postoperative analgesics, and use of local anaesthesia, and whether application of these strategies differs between general dental practitioners (GDPs) and specialists in paediatric dentistry (SPDs). DESIGN: We invited all GDPs (n = 807) in southern Sweden (Region Skåne), and all registered SPDs (n = 122) working in Sweden (929 actively practising dentists under age 65 years) to participate in a postal survey on pain management in paediatric dental care...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688554/acute-pediatric-neck-infections-outcomes-in-a-seven-year-series
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Filipa Camacho Côrte, João Firmino-Machado, Carla Pinto Moura, Jorge Spratley, Margarida Santos
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyse the epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic clues, as biochemical parameters and imaging studies, of children with acute neck infections (ANI) to identify possible independent prognostic factors leading to complications and prolonged hospitalization. METHODS: Records of children admitted to a tertiary university hospital from January 2008 to December 2014 with a diagnosis of ANIs were reviewed retrospectively...
August 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682815/frequency-and-risk-factors-for-malnutrition-in-children-undergoing-general-anaesthesia-in-a-french-university-hospital-a-cross-sectional-observational-study
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Louis Gerbaud-Morlaes, Eric Frison, Florence Babre, Arnaud De Luca, Anne Didier, Maryline Borde, Brigitte Zaghet, Hélène Batoz, François Semjen, Karine Nouette-Gaulain, Raphael Enaud, Régis Hankard, Thierry Lamireau
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is often underdiagnosed in hospitalised children, although it is associated with postoperative complications, longer hospital lengths of stay and increased healthcare-related costs. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to estimate the frequency of, and identify factors associated with, malnutrition in children undergoing anaesthesia. DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study. SETTING: Paediatric anaesthesia department at the University Children's Hospital, Bordeaux, France...
August 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681498/tumescent-local-anaesthesia-for-early-dermatosurgery-in-infants
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M Heister, H M Häfner, H Breuninger, C Schulz, K Meier, L Kofler, C Spott, M Röcken, S M Schnabl, F C Eberle
BACKGROUND: Early paediatric dermatosurgery reveals excellent cosmetic results due to high skin-elasticity and pronounced capacity to recover from trauma. Furthermore, the size of skin lesions increases during life proportionally to skin growth and therefore early removal is of major importance. Selected local anaesthetics like prilocaine can cause methaemoglobinemia. However, in contrast to general anaesthesia many other local anaesthetics do not bare any major risks for infants. OBJECTIVE: In this retrospective study, we analysed infants aged less than 7 months receiving tumescent local anaesthesia (TLA) followed by dermatosurgery at our department between 2005 and 2015...
July 6, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672091/young-children-with-severe-congenital-malformations-vacterl-expressed-mixed-feelings-about-their-condition-and-worries-about-needles-and-anaesthesia
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A-M Kassa, G Engvall, H Engstrand Lilja
AIM: Our knowledge of the perceptions that children with severe congenital malformations have of their health, treatment and how to improve hospital care is limited. This study focused on patients with vertebral defects, anal atresia, cardiac defects, tracheo-oesophageal fistula, renal anomalies and limb abnormalities (VACTERL). METHODS: We interviewed 10 children aged five to eight years with VACTERL association who were treated in a Swedish tertiary paediatric surgical centre, using a computer-assisted technique called In My Shoes...
July 3, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
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