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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30102478/allergen-variability-and-house-dust-mite-sensitivity-in-pre-school-children-with-allergic-complaints
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Selçuk Yazıcı, Soner Güneş, Melike Kurtuluş-Çokboz, Özlem Kemer, Gülce Baranlı, Sezin Aşık-Akman, Demet Can
Yazıcı S, Güneş S, Kurtuluş-Çokboz M, Kemer Ö, Baranlı G, Aşık-Akman S, Can D. Allergen variability and house dust mite sensitivity in pre-school children with allergic complaints. Turk J Pediatr 2018; 60: 41-49. The increase in the prevalence of allergic diseases in pre-school children who are often at home may be due to an increase in house dust mite sensitivity, which is rarely expected in this age group. In our study, it was aimed to investigate allergen sensitivities, especially house dust mite sensitivity in pre-school children with allergic disease complaints by skin prick test (SPT)...
2018: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30092382/measuring-the-involvement-in-family-life-of-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-a-dbpnet-study
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Justin Schwartz, Noelle Huntington, Marisa Toomey, Michele Laverdiere, Katherine Bevans, Nathan Blum, Carolyn Bridgemohan
BACKGROUND: Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have social and communication deficits that impair their involvement in family life. No measures of child involvement in the family have been validated for the ASD population. AIM: To evaluate the validity of a measure of Family Involvement (FI) of children ages 5-12 with ASD. METHOD: Parents of children ages 5-12 with ASD (n = 114) completed FI items from the PROMIS® pediatric Family Relationships item bank in computerized adaptive testing (CAT) format, as well as measures of ASD symptom burden, parenting stress, and parental depression...
August 6, 2018: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30081662/performance-of-pediatric-promis-cats-in-children-with-upper-extremity-fractures
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William D Gerull, Ugochi C Okoroafor, Jason Guattery, Charles A Goldfarb, Lindley B Wall, Ryan P Calfee
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to quantify the performance of the pediatric Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS) when delivered as part of routine care to children with upper extremity (UE) fractures. METHODS: This cross-sectional study analyzed 964 new pediatric patients presenting with an UE fracture. All patients completed PROMIS computer adaptive tests for pain interference, peer relationships, UE function, and mobility domains at clinic registration...
August 6, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29999144/-beta-hcg-producing-thymic-teratoma-an-uncommon-cause-of-peripheral-precocious-puberty
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Claudia Lozano C, Marcela Molina P
INTRODUCTION: Among the causes of peripheral precocious puberty in men are the beta-human cho rionic gonadotropin (Β-HCG)-secreting tumors, such as hepatoblastomas, dysgerminomas, chorio carcinomas, and immature teratomas. In pediatrics, the mediastinal teratomas are rare, representing the 7-10% of extragonadal teratomas. OBJECTIVE: To describe the case of a patient with peripheral precocious puberty due to a Β-HCG -secreting thymic teratoma. CLINICAL CASE: A seven-years-old schoolboy presents a three-months history of voice changes, gynecomastia, pubic hair appearance, and increased genital volume...
June 2018: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29987743/a-conceptual-model-of-angelman-syndrome-and-review-of-relevant-clinical-outcomes-assessments-coas
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Joseph C Grieco, Beverly Romero, Emuella Flood, Raquel Cabo, Jeannie Visootsak
BACKGROUND: Angelman syndrome (AS) is a rare, neurological genetic disorder for which no clinical outcomes assessments (COAs) or conceptual models (CM) have been developed. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to identify symptoms and impacts relevant and important in this patient population and develop a conceptual model of AS, and to evaluate the content validity of selected COA instruments with potential for inclusion in clinical studies of AS to capture treatment benefit...
July 10, 2018: Patient
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29981855/provision-of-parent-feedback-via-the-communication-assessment-tool-does-it-improve-resident-communication-skills
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Dominick DeBlasio, Francis J Real, Nicholas J Ollberding, Melissa D Klein
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of a curriculum which included parent feedback on resident communication skills. METHODS: In a prospective, controlled study, categorical pediatric residents in continuity clinic were divided into control and intervention groups based on clinic day. Parent feedback was obtained for all residents at the beginning and end of the year using the Communication Assessment Tool (CAT), a validated survey to assess physician communication...
July 5, 2018: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29943851/pediatric-pet-consort-dermatitis-allergic-contact-dermatitis-from-transfer-of-bronopol-from-a-pet-cat
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Dathan Hamann, Alyson Ridpath, Esteban Fernandez Faith
Consort dermatitis refers to an allergic contact dermatitis caused by transfer from an intimate contact to a sensitized patient. Although close contact with other humans most commonly provokes consort dermatitis, pets have been the source in a minority of cases. We present a unique case of transfer dermatitis from a patient's cat litter to her forearms. Pediatric dermatologists should be aware of the possibility of consort or "transfer" allergic contact dermatitis from pets.
June 26, 2018: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29935115/thyroid-storm-after-choking
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Ana L Creo, Bryan C Cannon, Siobhan T Pittock
BACKGROUND: A thyroid storm (TS) is a rare, but life-threatening condition in hyperthyroid patients. Mortality in adult TS patients may be as high as 10%. Typically, a trigger precipitates the storm in hyperthyroid patients. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of an adolescent girl with untreated hyperthyroidism who developed fulminant TS after a significant choking episode. Initially, she was found to have neck swelling and tachycardia leading providers to suspect infection...
June 23, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29895324/toxocariasis-a-silent-threat-with-a-progressive-public-health-impact
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Jia Chen, Quan Liu, Guo-Hua Liu, Wen-Bin Zheng, Sung-Jong Hong, Hiromu Sugiyama, Xing-Quan Zhu, Hany M Elsheikha
BACKGROUND: Toxocariasis is a neglected parasitic zoonosis that afflicts millions of the pediatric and adolescent populations worldwide, especially in impoverished communities. This disease is caused by infection with the larvae of Toxocara canis and T. cati, the most ubiquitous intestinal nematode parasite in dogs and cats, respectively. In this article, recent advances in the epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and pharmacotherapies that have been used in the treatment of toxocariasis are reviewed...
June 13, 2018: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29808150/osteomyelitis-in-cat-scratch-disease-a-never-ending-dilemma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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D Donà, L Nai Fovino, E Mozzo, G Cabrelle, G Bordin, R Lundin, C Giaquinto, T Zangardi, O Rampon
Background: We performed a review of published case studies of osteomyelitis associated with cat-scratch disease to consolidate existing information on clinical presentation, diagnostic tools, therapy, and outcome, as well as presenting a case of disseminated cat-scratch disease in a 12-year-old female with skull osteomyelitis and spleen involvement. Methods: A search for articles indexed in PubMed, Embase, and Google Scholar was performed with the search terms " Bartonella ," "bone," "osteomyelitis," "osteolytic," and "cat-scratch disease" limited to the immunocompetent pediatric population and articles in English...
2018: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29799351/bartonella-henselae-infection-presenting-as-cervical-spine-osteomyelitis-case-report
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Syed Hassan A Akbari, Christine E Averill, Jarod L Roland, Rachel Orscheln, Jennifer Strahle
Bartonella henselae is a gram-negative bacillus implicated in cat-scratch disease. Cat-scratch disease is usually self-limiting and results in local lymphadenopathy. In rare circumstances, patients may develop endocarditis, neuroretinitis, or osteomyelitis. Osteomyelitis of the cervical spine is exceedingly rare, especially in the pediatric population, and to date there have been only 4 previously reported cases of cervical spine osteomyelitis caused by B. henselae, all of which were treated surgically. In this article, the authors report the case of a 7-year-old boy who presented with neck swelling and was found to have a C2-4 paravertebral B...
August 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771638/the-first-report-evaluating-the-post-exposure-rabies-prophylaxis-in-children-exposed-to-animals-in-the-lublin-province-eastern-poland-in-2010-2016-a-retrospective-study
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Joanna Krzowska-Firych, Ewelina Mazurek, Barbara Hasiec, Krzysztof Tomasiewicz
INTRODUCTION: Rabies continues to be one of the most important viral diseases and remains a significant threat to public health across the globe. The World Health Organization (WHO) has determined that most rabies cases occur in children. Dog bites on humans are a major public-health problem. Poland has not achieved rabies free status yet. Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) in humans can effectively prevent death after exposure to a potentially infected animal. THE AIM: The main objective of this study was to estimate the frequency of PEP among children exposed to animals, who had attended consultations at the Department of Infectious Diseases for Children in the Jan Boży Hospital in Lublin...
May 17, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699389/a-synopsis-of-current-practice-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-patients-with-turner-syndrome-in-turkey-a-survey-of-18-pediatric-endocrinology-centers
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Ahmet Uçar, Ayhan Abacı, Özgür Pirgon, Bumin Dündar, Filiz Tütüncüler, Gönül Çatlı, Ahmet Anık, Aylin Kılınç Uğurlu, Atilla Büyükgebiz
Objective: A comprehensive survey was conducted to evaluate the shortcomings of clinical care in patients with Turner syndrome (TS) in Turkey. Methods: A structured questionnaire prepared by the Turner study group in Turkey, which covered relevant aspects of patient care in TS was sent to 44 pediatric endocrinology centers. Results: Eighteen centers (41%) responded to the questionnaire. In the majority of the centers, diagnostic genetic testing, screening for Y chromosomal material, protocols regarding the timing and posology of growth hormone (GH) and estrogen, thrombophilia screening, fertility information and screening for glucose intolerance, thyroid, and coeliac diseases in patients with TS were in line with the current consensus...
July 31, 2018: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588860/technology-based-functional-assessment-in-early-childhood-intervention-a-pilot-study
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Mary A Khetani, Beth M McManus, Kristen Arestad, Zachary Richardson, Renee Charlifue-Smith, Cordelia Rosenberg, Briana Rigau
Background: Electronic patient-reported outcomes (e-PROs) may provide valid and feasible options for obtaining family input on their child's functioning for care planning and outcome monitoring, but they have not been adopted into early intervention (EI). The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the feasibility of implementing technology-based functional assessment into EI practice and to examine child, family, service, and environmental correlates of caregiver-reported child functioning in the home...
2018: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578998/commentary-on-linking-the-pediatric-evaluation-of-disability-inventory-computer-adaptive-test-pedi-cat-to-the-international-classification-of-function
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Maria Fragala-Pinkham, Andrew Fehlner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: Pediatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566093/patterns-of-sensitization-to-inhalant-and-food-allergens-among-pediatric-patients-from-the-moscow-region-russian-federation
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Sergei Voloshin, Olga Smoldovskaya, Guzel Feyzkhanova, Alla Arefieva, Lyudmila Pavlushkina, Tatiana Filatova, Veronika Butvilovskaya, Marina Filippova, Yuri Lysov, Sergey Shcherbo, Alexander Makarov, Alla Rubina, Alexander Zasedatelev
The immunological profiles of human specific IgE (sIgE) and specific IgG4 (sIgG4) vary by genetic predisposition, living conditions in different geographical locations and patient's age. The aim of our study was to analyze sIgE and sIgG4 patterns and their age-dependent changes in patients from the Moscow region. For identifying sIgE and sIgG4 profiles the blood samples from 513 patients aged 6 months to 17 years who were showing symptoms of allergic diseases were analyzed using microarrays containing 31 allergens...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29520147/a-10-year-retrospective-study-of-alterative-aeroallergens-sensitization-spectrum-in-urban-children-with-allergic-rhinitis
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Li-Fen Yang, Liang-Ming Cai, Ming Li, Jin-Tao Liu, Zhao-Ni Wang, Wei-Hao Wang, Qin-Tai Yang, Zhuang-Gui Chen
Objective: To investigate the alterative spectrum and trends of aeroallergens sensitization in children with allergic rhinitis (AR) in Guangzhou, China in the past 10 years. Participants and methods: In this retrospective study, 4,111 children with complaints of nasal hyper-reactivity who visited the Pediatric Department and/or Otolaryngology Department from January 2007 to November 2016 were enrolled. Serum specific immunoglobulin E was measured and positive detection was made in 3,328 patients, who were, therefore, diagnosed with AR...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29498960/linking-the-pediatric-evaluation-of-disability-inventory-computer-adaptive-test-pedi-cat-to-the-international-classification-of-function
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Sharon V Thompson, Donna J Cech, Susan M Cahill, Joseph J Krzak
PURPOSE: The purpose of the current study was to examine how comprehensively the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory-Computer Adaptive Test (PEDI-CAT) addresses Activity and Participation components of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF). METHODS: Two raters individually linked the 276 items of the PEDI-CAT to the ICF using ICF linking rules, the PEDI-CAT manual, and the ICF browser. Agreement between reviewers was evaluated, and reliability of the linking process was assessed using Cohen's κ...
April 2018: Pediatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29477136/canine-assisted-therapy-as-an-adjunct-tool-in-the-care-of-the-surgical-patient-a-literature-review-and-opportunity-for-research
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Lauren Folgosa Cooley, Sandra B Barker
The use of canine-assisted therapy (CAT) in healthcare is expanding and the purpose of this review is to highlight its potential use in the surgical patient. While CAT literature to date has detailed widespread benefits in blood pressure control and improving pain, anxiety, and stress, little research has been performed specifically in surgical patients who may benefit significantly from CAT interventions. Critical points highlighted herein are as follows: (1) Hypertension is common and significantly increases morbidity and mortality associated with elective surgery...
May 2018: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29407419/school-exposure-and-asthma
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REVIEW
Brittany Esty, Wanda Phipatanakul
OBJECTIVE: To provide a comprehensive overview of common school exposures and the association between school exposures and pediatric asthma morbidity. DATA SOURCES: A comprehensive literature review was performed using PubMed. STUDY SELECTIONS: Full-length, peer-reviewed studies published in English were considered for review. In vivo, in vitro, and animal studies were excluded. Studies of school exposure to cockroach, mouse, dust mite, dog, cat, molds, pollution, and endotoxin associated with asthma and asthma morbidity were considered...
May 2018: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
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