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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206679/predicting-intestinal-adaptation-in-pediatric-intestinal-failure-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Christina Belza, Kevin Fitzgerald, Nicole de Silva, Yaron Avitzur, Karen Steinberg, Glenda Courtney-Martin, Paul W Wales
OBJECTIVE: The primary goal in intestinal failure (IF) is adaptation and enteral autonomy (EA). Our goals were to determine the proportion of patients treated for IF by an established intestinal rehabilitation program who achieved EA and to assess the predictors of EA. BACKGROUND: There have been considerable advancements in the management of IF over the last 15 years, children with short bowel syndrome with a reduction in mortality. Several studies have discussed variables that may influence the ability to attain EA; however, majority were written when mortality rates were considerably higher compared with the current contemporary experience...
December 4, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187063/nutrition-deficiencies-in-children-with-intestinal-failure-receiving-chronic-parenteral-nutrition
#2
Shweta S Namjoshi, Sarah Muradian, Hannah Bechtold, Laurie Reyen, Robert S Venick, Elizabeth A Marcus, Jorge H Vargas, Laura J Wozniak
BACKGROUND: Home parenteral nutrition (PN) is a lifesaving therapy for children with intestinal failure (IF). Our aims were to describe the prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies (vitamin D, zinc, copper, iron, selenium) in a diverse population of children with IF receiving PN and to identify and characterize risk factors associated with micronutrient deficiencies, including hematologic abnormalities. METHODS: Data were collected on 60 eligible patients through retrospective chart review between May 2012 and February 2015...
February 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149860/anaphylactic-shock-with-methylprednisolone-sodium-succinate-in-a-child-with-short-bowel-syndrome-and-cow-s-milk-allergy
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Federica Porcaro, Maria Giovanna Paglietti, Antonella Diamanti, Francesca Petreschi, Alessandra Schiavino, Valentina Negro, Valentina Pecora, Alessandro Fiocchi, Renato Cutrera
BACKGROUND: Medications with methyl-prednisolone sodium succinate containing lactose, which potentially contains traces of cow's milk proteins (CMP), could cause allergic reactions or compromise treatment of acute allergic reactions in sensitized patients. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the unusual case of a one-year-old child affected by short bowel syndrome and history of severe cow's milk allergy (CMA) and anaphylactic reaction due to intravenous administration of methyl-prednisolone sodium succinate (Solu-Medrol 40 mg, Pfizer)...
November 17, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135819/prophylactic-rtpa-in-the-prevention-of-line-associated-thrombosis-and-infection-in-short-bowel-syndrome
#4
Lynn M Malec, James Cooper, Jeffrey Rudolph, Marian G Michaels, Margaret V Ragni
BACKGROUND: Central venous access devices (CVADs) are essential for total parenteral nutrition administration in patients with short bowel syndrome (SBS). However, they are fraught with complications including infection and venous thromboembolism (VTE), which increases associated morbidity and mortality in this population. There is evidence linking the development of CVAD-associated thrombosis and line-related infection. Thus, it has been postulated that prevention of catheter-related clot formation could minimize the risk of infection originating from the catheter...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129351/is-serum-methylmalonic-acid-a-reliable-biomarker-of-vitamin-b12-status-in-children-with-short-bowel-syndrome-a-case-series
#5
Lissette Jimenez, Danielle A Stamm, Brittany Depaula, Christopher P Duggan
We describe 3 patients with short bowel syndrome who had persistently elevated serum methylmalonic acid (MMA) levels while being treated for vitamin B12 deficiency. Following treatment for presumed small bowel bacterial overgrowth, MMA levels normalized. Among patients with short bowel syndrome, MMA levels may have limited specificity for vitamin B12 deficiency.
November 9, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129242/intestinal-failure-as-a-significant-risk-factor-for-renal-impairment-in-children
#6
Elisa Ylinen, Laura Merras-Salmio, Riikka Gunnar, Timo Jahnukainen, Mikko P Pakarinen
OBJECTIVE: Although impaired renal function has been a frequent finding among adults with intestinal failure (IF), the data on children is scarce. The aim of this study was to assess renal function in pediatric-onset IF. METHODS: Medical records of 70 patients (38 boys) with pediatric-onset IF due to either short bowel syndrome (n = 59) or primary motility disorder (n = 11) and a history of parenteral nutrition (PN) dependency for ≥1 mo were evaluated. Renal function at the most recent follow-up was studied using plasma creatinine, cystatin C, and urea concentrations and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)...
January 2018: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106286/duodenal-lengthening-in-an-adult-with-ultra-short-bowel-syndrome-a-case-report
#7
Javier Bueno, Rosa Burgos, Susana Redecillas, Manuel López, Joaquin Balsells
BACKGROUND: We have recently demonstrated the feasibility of lengthening the duodenum in children with short bowel syndrome and a dilated duodenum. This procedure gains additional intestinal length in a challenging area of autologous gut reconstruction. Herein, we report the successful application of this technique in an adult with ultra-short bowel syndrome. METHODS: A 25-year-old man with a history of mid-gut volvulus was referred to our center for intestinal transplant evaluation...
November 6, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988213/management-of-pneumatosis-intestinalis-in-children-over-the-age-of-6-months-a-conservative-approach
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Leel Nellihela, Mohamed Mutalib, David Thompson, Kammermeier Jochen, Manasvi Upadhyaya
BACKGROUND: Pneumatosis intestinalis (PI) is an uncommon and poorly understood condition. Although it can be an incidental finding in asymptomatic individuals, it can also be secondary to life-threatening bowel ischaemia and sepsis. In premature infants, it is a pathognomonic sign of necrotising enterocolitis. There is no consensus regarding management and long-term outcome of children with PI. AIM: Review of our experience of PI in children beyond the early infantile period...
October 7, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987713/radiographic-measurement-of-intestinal-length-among-children-with-short-bowel-syndrome-retrospective-determination-remains-problematic
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Cristine S Velazco, Brenna S Fullerton, Joseph A Brazzo, Charles R Hong, Tom Jaksic, Carol E Barnewolt
PURPOSE: Small bowel length is the most reliable predictor of enteral independence in pediatric short bowel syndrome. Retrospectively measured bowel lengths on upper GI with small bowel follow-through (UGI/SBFT) were compared to operative measurements. METHODS: A pediatric radiologist and surgical trainees blinded to operative measurements retrospectively analyzed UGI/SBFT studies using the digital radiography curved measurement tool. Children with SBS and severe intestinal failure (parenteral nutrition >90days) at a multidisciplinary intestinal failure program 2002-2015 were included...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977131/use-of-warfarin-in-pediatrics-clinical-and-pharmacological-characteristics
#10
Bruna Bergmann Santos, Isabela Heineck, Giovanna Webster Negretto
OBJECTIVE: To describe how children respond to oral anticoagulation with warfarin, verifying the influence of age, clinical condition, route of administration of warfarin and use of total parenteral nutrition (TPN), as well as to describe risk factors for the occurrence of thrombotic events (TE) in childhood. METHODS: A retrospective descriptive study including all patients ≤18 years old for whom warfarin was prescribed in a university hospital. Patients were divided according to clinical condition, age, route of medication administration and use of TPN...
September 21, 2017: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953527/growth-trajectory-in-children-with-short-bowel-syndrome-during-the-first-two-years-of-life
#11
Cory M McLaughlin, Nandini Channabasappa, Jesse Pace, Hoa Nguyen, Hannah G Piper
OBJECTIVES: Infants with short bowel syndrome (SBS) require diligent nutritional support for adequate growth. Enteral independence is a primary goal, but must be balanced with ensuring sufficient nutrition. We aimed to describe growth trajectory in infants with SBS as function of nutritional intake during first two years of life. METHODS: Infants with SBS were reviewed (2008-2016). Z-scores for weight, height, and head circumference (HC), were recorded at birth, 3, 6, 12, 18, and 24 months...
September 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937976/tissue-engineering-for-the-treatment-of-short-bowel-syndrome-in-children
#12
REVIEW
Laura Y Martin, Mitchell R Ladd, Adam Werts, Chhinder P Sodhi, John C March, David J Hackam
Short bowel syndrome is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in children. Despite decades of experience in the management of short bowel syndrome, current therapy is primarily supportive. Definitive treatment often requires intestinal transplantation, which is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. In order to develop novel approaches to the treatment of short bowel syndrome, we and others have focused on the development of an artificial intestine, by placing intestinal stem cells on a bioscaffold that has an absorptive surface resembling native intestine, and taking advantage of neovascularization to develop a blood supply...
September 22, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920023/re-tubularization-of-highly-ischemic-anti-mesenteric-border-rehab-a-novel-bowel-preservation-technique-in-complex-gastroschisis
#13
Richard J Hendrickson, Ashwini S Poola, Katherine W Gonzalez, Joel Lim, Tolulope A Oyetunji
Complex gastroschisis with bowel necrosis poses an operative challenge. Surgeons must weigh the decision between resection versus preservation of ischemic bowel. As one of the leading causes of short bowel syndrome, aggressive resection in complicated gastroschisis subjects children to prolonged dependence on parenteral nutrition and its attendant complications. Herein, we describe a novel technique aimed towards bowel preservation in complex gastroschisis patients with severe bowel ischemia with the ultimate goal for enteral autonomy...
July 2017: Journal of Neonatal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689603/small-bowel-dilation-in-children-with-short-bowel-syndrome-is-associated-with-mucosal-damage-bowel-derived-bloodstream-infections-and-hepatic-injury
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Maria Hukkinen, Annika Mutanen, Mikko P Pakarinen
BACKGROUND: Liver disease occurs frequently in short bowel syndrome. Whether small bowel dilation in short bowel syndrome could influence the risk of liver injury through increased bacterial translocation remains unknown. Our aim was to analyze associations between small bowel dilation, mucosal damage, bloodstream infections, and liver injury in short bowel syndrome patients. METHODS: Among short bowel syndrome children (n = 50), maximal small bowel diameter was measured in contrast series and expressed as the ratio to the height of the fifth lumbar vertebra (small bowel diameter ratio), and correlated retrospectively to fecal calprotectin and plasma citrulline-respective markers of mucosal inflammation and mass-bloodstream infections, liver biochemistry, and liver histology...
September 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687683/substantial-harm-associated-with-failure-of-chronic-paediatric-central-venous-access-devices
#15
Amanda J Ullman, Tricia Kleidon, Marie Cooke, Claire M Rickard
Central venous access devices (CVADs) form an important component of modern paediatric healthcare, especially for children with chronic health conditions such as cancer or gastrointestinal disorders. However device failure and complications rates are high.Over 2½ years, a child requiring parenteral nutrition and associated vascular access dependency due to 'short gut syndrome' (intestinal failure secondary to gastroschisis and resultant significant bowel resection) had ten CVADs inserted, with ninesubsequently failing...
July 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685192/venous-thrombosis-and-stenosis-after-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-placement-in-children
#16
H Stella Shin, Alexander J Towbin, Bin Zhang, Neil D Johnson, Stuart L Goldstein
BACKGROUND: Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) can lead to development of venous thrombosis and/or stenosis. The presence of venous thrombosis and/or stenosis may preclude children with chronic medical conditions from receiving lifesaving therapies, from hemodialysis in end-stage renal disease to total parenteral nutrition in short bowel syndrome. Several adult studies have found an association between PICCs and venous thrombosis and/or stenosis, but none has evaluated for this association in children...
November 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625693/long-term-functional-outcomes-after-replacement-of-the-esophagus-in-pediatric-patients-a-systematic-literature-review
#17
REVIEW
Stefano Garritano, Tomoyuki Irino, Chiara Maria Scandavini, Andrianos Tsekrekos, Lars Lundell, Ioannis Rouvelas
BACKGROUND: The indications of esophageal replacement (ER) in pediatric patients include long gap esophageal atresia (LGEA), intractable post-corrosive esophageal strictures (PCES), and some rare esophageal diseases. Various conduits and procedures are currently used worldwide with a lack of consensus regarding the ideal substitute to replace the esophagus replacement. The short-term outcomes of these advanced procedures are well known; there are few data available describing long-term functional outcomes of these patients with long life expectancy...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610705/anastomotic-ulcers-in-short-bowel-syndrome-new-suggestions-from-a-multidisciplinary-approach
#18
Fabio Fusaro, Renato Tambucci, Erminia Romeo, Pietro Bagolan, Luigi Dall'Oglio, Stefano Ceccarelli, Paola Francalanci, Dominique Hermans, Andrea Pietrobattista, Antonella Diamanti, Filippo Torroni, Paola De Angelis
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Anastomotic ulceration (AU) is a rare potential life-threatening complication that may occur after intestinal resection. The diagnosis is often delayed after a long-lasting history of refractory anemia. The pathogenesis remains unknown and there are no established therapies. The aim of the study was to analyze the medical history of children with short bowel syndrome (SBS) who were experiencing AU. METHODS: Records of SBS children were retrospectively reviewed...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521656/oral-feeding-difficulties-in-children-with-short-bowel-syndrome-a-narrative-review
#19
Judy Hopkins, Sharon A Cermak, Russell J Merritt
Children with short bowel syndrome (SBS) with associated intestinal failure may be unable to absorb sufficient nutrients to sustain life. Improvements in the medical management of SBS, including use of parenteral nutrition, has significantly increased life expectancy. Independence from parenteral nutrition further improves quality of life. However, children living with SBS often develop oral aversions and feeding difficulties. There is limited research and information on which to base interventions that will preserve and develop oral motor and feeding skills...
May 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510260/markers-of-enteral-adaptation-in-pediatric-short-bowel-syndrome
#20
Masahiro Chiba, Yutaka Sanada, Akira Toki
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to ascertain if prospective determination of specific gut hormones and growth factors could predict bowel adaptation in children with short bowel syndrome (SBS). METHODS: We studied independence from parenteral nutrition (PN) as the short-term result and discontinuation of enteral nutrition (EN) as the long-term result from a retrospective chart review of seven patients with SBS, who were managed in the absence of growth retardation...
May 16, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
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