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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063864/the-end-of-life-experience-of-pediatric-heart-transplant-recipients
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Seth A Hollander, John Dykes, Sharon Chen, Lynsey Barkoff, Barbara Sourkes, Harvey Cohen, David N Rosenthal, Daniel Bernstein, Beth D Kaufman
CONTEXT: Despite advances in therapies, many pediatric heart transplant (Htx) recipients will die prematurely. We characterized the circumstances surrounding death in this cohort, including location of death and interventions performed in the final 24 hours. METHODS: We reviewed all patients who underwent Htx at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford, survived hospital discharge, and subsequently died between 7/19/2007-9/13/2015. The primary outcome studied was location of death, characterized as inpatient, outpatient, or emergency department (ED)...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063688/crystalloid-fluid-choice-and-clinical-outcomes-in-pediatric-sepsis-a-matched-retrospective-cohort-study
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Scott L Weiss, Luke Keele, Fran Balamuth, Neika Vendetti, Rachael Ross, Julie C Fitzgerald, Jeffrey S Gerber
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that resuscitation with balanced fluids (lactated Ringer [LR]) is associated with improved outcomes compared with normal saline (NS) in pediatric sepsis. STUDY DESIGN: We performed matched analyses using data from 12 529 patients <18 years of age with severe sepsis/septic shock at 382 US hospitals between 2000 and 2013 to compare outcomes with vs without LR as part of initial resuscitation. Patients receiving LR were matched 1:1 to patients receiving only NS (NS group), including separate matches for any (LR-any group) or exclusive (LR-only group) LR use...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060690/-peritoneal-dialysis-in-the-first-two-years-of-life-experience-of-a-nephrology-and-renal-transplantation-pediatric-unit
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Sofia Deuchande, Tânia Mano, Cristina Novais, Rute Machado, Rosário Stone, Margarida Almeida
INTRODUCTION: Peritoneal dialysis is the dialytic method of choice in chronic end-stage renal disease in children. This study main purpose was to characterize the long-term survival of a pediatric population who began peritoneal dialysis within the first two years of life. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A descriptive and retrospective study was performed in a portuguese nephrology and renal transplantation pediatric unit, between January 1991 and August 2014. End-stage renal disease etiology, mortality, comorbidities and complications of peritoneal dialysis and end-stage renal disease, growth and psychomotor development were evaluated...
September 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056875/turkish-pediatric-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-registry-initial-analysis-of-146-patients
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Nesrin Besbas, Bora Gulhan, Oguz Soylemezoglu, Z Birsin Ozcakar, Emine Korkmaz, Mutlu Hayran, Fatih Ozaltin
BACKGROUND: Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a devastating disease with significant morbidity and mortality. Its genetic heterogeneity impacts its clinical presentation, progress, and outcome, and there is no consensus on its clinical management. METHODS: To identify the characteristics of aHUS in Turkish children, an industry-independent registry was established for data collection that includes both retrospective and prospective patients. RESULTS: In total, 146 patients (62 boys, 84 girls) were enrolled; 53 patients (36...
January 5, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033104/micronuclei-and-other-nuclear-anomalies-in-buccal-epithelial-cells-of-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Banu Aykanat, Gonca Cakmak Demircigil, Necla Buyan, Esra Baskin, Kaan Gulleroglu, Kibriya Fidan, Umut Selda Bayrakci, Aydin Dalgic, Hamdi Karakayali, Mehmet Haberal, Sema Burgaz
The objective of this study was to reveal the likely genomic instability in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) using micronucleus (MN) assay on buccal epithelial cells (BEC). We investigated the frequencies of micronuclei and other nuclear anomalies, such as nuclear buds, binucleated cells, condensed chromatin, and karyorrhectic and pyknotic cells in BEC. Children with CKD were grouped as follows: children in the pre-dialysis (PreD) stage (N=17), children on regular haemodialysis (HD) (N=14), and children who have undergone transplantation (Tx) (N=17)...
December 1, 2016: Arhiv za Higijenu Rada i Toksikologiju
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007064/the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-congenital-heart-surgery-database-public-reporting-initiative
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REVIEW
Jeffrey P Jacobs
Three basic principles provide the rationale for the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Congenital Heart Surgery Database (CHSD) public reporting initiative: (1) Variation in congenital and pediatric cardiac surgical outcomes exist. (2) Patients and their families have the right to know the outcomes of the treatments that they will receive. (3). It is our professional responsibility to share this information with them in a format they can understand. The STS CHSD public reporting initiative facilitates the voluntary transparent public reporting of congenital and pediatric cardiac surgical outcomes using the STS CHSD Mortality Risk Model...
January 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998312/rare-presentation-of-subcapsular-hepatic-steatosis-in-a-woman-with-uncontrolled-diabetes-without-peritoneal-dialysis-a-case-report
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Varun Chowdhary, Jennifer S Golia Pernicka, Richa Sharma
BACKGROUND: Subcapsular hepatic steatosis is a rare atypical pattern of fatty deposition of the liver reported in patients with diabetic nephropathy receiving peritoneal dialysis with intraperitoneal insulin. To date, there has been only one pediatric and zero adult cases of subcapsular hepatic steatosis with no history of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. We report the first published case of subcapsular hepatic steatosis in an adult diabetic patient without any history of peritoneal dialysis or evidence of chronic renal disease...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977558/intensive-care-admissions-for-children-with-enterovirus-and-human-parechovirus-infections-in-the-united-kingdom-and-the-republic-of-ireland-2010-14
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Serena Braccio, Melpo Kapetanstrataki, Mike Sharland, Shamez Ladhani
Enteroviruses and human parechoviruses (EV/HPeV) usually cause mild, self-limiting illnesses in children but can occasionally cause severe disease. During 2010-14, 104 children in the UK and the Republic of Ireland were admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit with severe EV/HPeV infection; 40% had neurologic symptoms, 20% respiratory failure, 16% cardiac complications and 11% septic shock. Annual number of cases and incidence increased in the five-year period, from 0.6/1,000 PICU admissions (12 cases) in 2010 to 1...
December 12, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977557/safety-of-high-dose-acyclovir-in-infants-with-suspected-and-confirmed-neonatal-herpes-simplex-virus-infections
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Jessica E Ericson, Martyn Gostelow, Julie Autmizguine, Christoph P Hornik, Reese H Clark, Daniel K Benjamin, P Brian Smith
BACKGROUND: Acyclovir is used to treat herpes simplex virus (HSV) disease in infants. Treatment with high dose acyclovir, 60 mg/kg/day, is recommended; however, the safety of this dosage has not been assessed in the past 15 years, and this dosage is not currently approved for infants by the US Food and Drug Administration. METHODS: We included infants with neonatal HSV disease treated with ≥14 days of intravenous acyclovir starting in the first 120 days of life admitted to 1 of 42 neonatal intensive care units managed by the Pediatrix Medical Group from 2002-2012...
December 12, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942955/management-dilemmas-in-pediatric-nephrology-time-limited-trials-of-dialysis-therapy
#10
Aaron Wightman
BACKGROUND: Time-limited trials of dialysis have been proposed as a third option in addition to initiation of treatment and comfort-care only in the setting of high uncertainty or discordance between the treating team and child/family or among the treating team. CASE-DIAGNOSIS/TREATMENT: The index case was noted antenatally to have severe kidney disease and pulmonary hypoplasia. In light of the guarded, but uncertain prognosis and a lack of consensus among the treating team, as well as between the treating team and the family, a time-limited trial of dialysis was initiated...
December 9, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942170/end-stage-renal-disease-in-tunisian-infants-etiology-and-outcome
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M Jellouli, A Boussetta, K Abidi, Y Hammi, C Zarrouk, T Gargah
End stage renal disease (ESRD) in infants has particular features in terms of etiologies and therapeutic modalities. The aim of our study is to describe the etiologies and the ESRD outcomes among Tunisian infants. This retrospective study was conducted over 15 years (from January 1998 to December 31, 2013) in the Pediatric Department at Charles Nicolle Hospital. In total, 157 pediatric patients had ESRD. The mean incidence was 4.25 million children. The study involved 24 infants; the sex ratio was equal to 2...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941742/experience-of-percutaneous-versus-surgically-placed-catheter-for-continuous-ambulatory-peritoneal-dialysis-in-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease-stage-v
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S Afroz, T Ferdaus, S A Khondokar, M H Khan, M Hanif
The lifespan and outcome of end stage renal disease (ESRD) children have dramatically improved since the development of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), it offers several advantages over hemodialysis. Percutaneous placement of CAPD catheters in children is minimally invasive, reliable, safe and cost-effective method. Percutaneous method of CAPD catheter insertion can be used in children to avoid the complications of general anesthesia and surgery. This study was done to evaluate the efficacy of CAPD in children, to find out the complication profile of CAPD & to compare the advantages of surgical versus percutaneously placed CAPD catheters in children...
October 2016: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940060/dialysis-in-children-and-adolescents-the-pediatric-nephrology-perspective
#13
Deepa H Chand, Sarah Swartz, Shamir Tuchman, Rudolph P Valentini, Michael J G Somers
The care of children with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is highly specialized and often poorly understood by nonpediatric providers and facility/institution administrators. As such, this position paper has been created to offer provider, facility, and institutional guidance regarding the components of care necessary for children receiving dialysis. Key differences between adult and pediatric dialysis units are highlighted. Responsibilities and expectations of the members of the interdisciplinary dialysis team are outlined as they pertain specifically to the care of pediatric dialysis patients...
December 7, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903852/topical-honey-in-the-management-of-pediatric-peritoneal-dialysis-exit-sites
#14
Thomas A Forbes, Loren Shaw, Catherine Quinlan
International guidelines in peritoneal dialysis (PD) advocate for regular application of topical mupirocin in chronic PD exit-site care. A strong evidence base links this treatment to reduced rates of exit-site infections and peritonitis. However, emerging reports of increasing mupirocin resistance and gram-negative infections are threatening the long-term viability of topical antibiotic ointments as a prophylactic treatment. Medical grade honey has multiple proven antibacterial and wound healing properties...
November 2016: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903851/management-of-peritoneal-dialysis-catheters-that-erode-into-bowel-two-pediatric-case-reports-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Troy A Markel, Karen W West
Erosion of peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheters into the intestine is a rare complication of PD. Herein, we convey the first reports of 2 pediatric patients undergoing PD who were found to have the catheter eroding into their intestines. They were treated minimally with catheter removal and antibiotics. Definitive repair of the intestinal injury was not performed. These are the first pediatric patients reported with PD catheter erosion. Perforating injuries may be self-limiting, and therefore a more minimal approach may be considered in certain patient populations who do not express overt signs of peritonitis or illness...
November 2016: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899416/peritoneal-dialysis-access-revision-in-children-causes-interventions-and-outcomes
#16
Dagmara Borzych-Duzalka, T Fazil Aki, Marta Azocar, Colin White, Elizabeth Harvey, Sevgi Mir, Marta Adragna, Erkin Serdaroglu, Rajiv Sinha, Charlotte Samaille, Juan Jose Vanegas, Jameela Kari, Lorena Barbosa, Arvind Bagga, Monica Galanti, Onder Yavascan, Giovanna Leozappa, Maria Szczepanska, Karel Vondrak, Kei-Chiu Tse, Franz Schaefer, Bradley A Warady
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Little published information is available about access failure in children undergoing chronic peritoneal dialysis. Our objectives were to evaluate frequency, risk factors, interventions, and outcome of peritoneal dialysis access revision. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Data were derived from 824 incident and 1629 prevalent patients from 105 pediatric nephrology centers enrolled in the International Pediatric Peritoneal Dialysis Network Registry between 2007 and 2015...
January 6, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863650/perioperative-considerations-and-complications-in-pediatric-parathyroidectomy
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Curtis Hanba, Michael Bobian, Peter F Svider, Anthony Sheyn, Bianca Siegel, Ho-Sheng Lin, S Naweed Raza
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To evaluate perioperative considerations and post-operative complications associated with parathyroidectomy in the pediatric population. METHODS: The Kids' Inpatient Database 21 (KID) was searched for patients who underwent parathyroidectomy in 2009 and 2012. Patient demographics, hospital stay, associated charges, and post-operative adverse sequelae were evaluated in all patients and included patient comorbidity and additional procedure requirement analysis...
December 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844146/effect-of-center-practices-on-the-choice-of-the-first-dialysis-modality-for-children-and-young-adults
#18
Julien Hogan, Bruno Ranchin, Marc Fila, Jérome Harambat, Saoussen Krid, Isabelle Vrillon, Gwenaelle Roussey, Michel Fischbach, Cécile Couchoud
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) remains the modality of choice in children, but there is no clear evidence to support a better outcome in children treated with PD. We aimed to assess factors that have an impact on the choice of dialysis modality in children and young adults in France and sought to determine the roles of medical factors and center practices. METHODS: We included all patients aged <20 years at the start of renal replacement therapy (RRT), recorded in the French RRT Registry between 2002 and 2013...
November 14, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843947/relationship-between-interdialytic-weight-gain-and-blood-pressure-in-pediatric-patients-on-chronic-hemodialysis
#19
Olivera Marsenic, Michael Anderson, Kevin G Couloures
Overhydration is reported to be the main cause of hypertension (HTN) as well as to have no association with HTN in hemodialysis (HD) population. This is the first report of the relationship between interdialytic weight gain (IDWG) and pre-HD blood pressure (BP) in pediatric patients in relation to residual urine output (RUO). We studied 170 HD sessions and interdialytic periods performed during a 12-week period in 5 patients [age 4-17 years, weight 20.8-66 kg, 3 anuric (102 HD sessions), and 2 nonanuric (68 HD sessions)]...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813340/variation-in-treatment-of-children-hospitalized-with-antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitis-in-the-united-states
#20
Karen E James, Rui Xiao, Peter A Merkel, Pamela F Weiss
OBJECTIVE: There are few reports on treatment of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) in children. This study characterizes the use of cyclophosphamide, rituximab, and plasma exchange in children hospitalized with AAV in the United States. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of children hospitalized with AAV from 2004-2014 utilizing an administrative and billing database from 47 tertiary care pediatric hospitals. All patients had an ICD-9-CM discharge code of 446...
November 3, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
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