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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913724/novel-application-of-steroid-eluting-stents-in-choanal-atresia-repair-a-case-series
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John N Bangiyev, Nandini Govil, Anthony Sheyn, Michael Haupert, Prasad John Thottam
PURPOSE: To describe the application of mometasone furoate eluting sinus stent technology in the treatment of choanal atresia (CA) in the hopes of preventing postsurgical stenosis. METHODS: We analyzed 3 consecutive patients aged 4 days to 16 years undergoing repair of CA at a tertiary pediatric hospital. Mometasone furoate eluting sinus stents were placed intraoperatively. Postoperative need for revision surgery as well as routine surveillance endoscopy were used to determine success of surgery...
January 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900765/the-role-of-the-otolaryngologist-in-the-evaluation-and-diagnosis-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis
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Mark Kubik, Prasad Thottam, Amber Shaffer, Sukgi Choi
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical presentation and role of the otolaryngologist in the evaluation of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) at a tertiary pediatric hospital. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. METHODS: Records from pediatric patients with a diagnosis of EoE from 2003 to 2015 were reviewed. Study variables were analyzed to compare patients presenting to different specialties. RESULTS: Two hundred and fifty-one patients with EoE were evaluated...
November 30, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893084/feasibility-of-clinical-endoscopy-and-stroboscopy-in-children-with-bilateral-vocal-fold-lesions
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Stephanie R C Zacharias, Susan Baker Brehm, Barbara Weinrich, Lisa Kelchner, Meredith Tabangin, Alessandro de Alarcon
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the utility of flexible and rigid endoscopy and stroboscopy for the identification of anatomical and physiological features in children with bilateral vocal fold lesions. The secondary purpose was to describe the age distribution of patients who could tolerate use of the different types of endoscopes. Method: This cross-sectional clinic-based study included 38 children (ages 5 to 12 years) diagnosed with bilateral vocal fold lesions via videoendoscopy...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880965/-update-in-pediatric-endoscopy
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Dagmar G Schreiber-Dietrich, Michael Hocke, Uwe Gottschalk, Peter Meier, Christoph F Dietrich
Pediatric endoscopy is a good example of a multidiscipliniary approach. In many, but not all hospitals, endoscopy in pediatric patients is performed by conventional gastroenterologists and only in some centers by pediatric gastroenterologists. This is due to the fact that not as many pediatric gastroenterologists are available. Some of the centers are very experienced. There is only limited literature on pediatric endoscopy available. Therefore, an update may be relevant for both the adult and pediatric gastroenterologists...
November 23, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875488/esomeprazole-fda-approval-in-children-with-gerd-exposure-matching-and-exposure-response
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Justin C Earp, Nitin Mehrotra, Kristina E Peters, Robert P Fiorentino, Donna Griebel, Sue Chih Lee, Andrew Mulberg, Kerstin Röhss, Marie Sandström, Amy Taylor, Christoffer W Tornøe, Erica L Wynn, Jan-Stefan Van der Walt, Christine Garnett
OBJECTIVES: FDA approval of proton-pump inhibitors for infantile GERD has been limited by intra-patient variability in the clinical assessment of GERD. For children 1-17 years old, extrapolating efficacy from adults for IV esomeprazole was accepted. The oral formulation was previously approved in children. Exposure-response and exposure matching analyses were sought to identify approvable pediatric doses. METHODS: Intragastric pH biomarker comparisons between children and adults were conducted...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865065/how-do-we-recognize-the-child-with-osas
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Koen F Joosten, Helena Larramona, Silvia Miano, Dick Van Waardenburg, Athanasios G Kaditis, Nele Vandenbussche, Refika Ersu
Obstructive sleep-disordered breathing includes a spectrum of clinical entities with variable severity ranging from primary snoring to obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). The clinical suspicion for OSAS is most often raised by parental report of specific symptoms and/or abnormalities identified by the physical examination which predispose to upper airway obstruction (e.g., adenotonsillar hypertrophy, obesity, craniofacial abnormalities, neuromuscular disorders). Symptoms and signs of OSAS are classified into those directly related to the intermittent pharyngeal airway obstruction (e...
November 16, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859645/ultrathin-versus-pediatric-instruments-for-colonoscopy-in-older-female-patients-a-randomized-trial
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Daiki Nemoto, Kenichi Utano, Shungo Endo, Noriyuki Isohata, David G Hewett, Kazutomo Togashi
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Small-caliber endoscopes such as gastroscopes or pediatric colonoscopes are occasionally required to negotiate fixed or angulated colons. However, the use of a new ultrathin instrument (diameter 7.0 mm) narrower than other conventional colonoscopes has not been evaluated. The aim of the present study was to compare the use compare the use of an ultrathin colonoscope (UTC) with a pediatric colonoscope (PDC) for colonoscopy in older female patients. METHODS: A prospective, randomized, controlled trial was conducted in a single academic endoscopy unit...
November 10, 2016: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847281/identification-of-pediatric-patients-with-celiac-disease-based-on-serology-and-a-classification-and-regression-tree-analysis
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Anna Ermarth, Matthew Bryce, Stephanie Woodward, Gregory Stoddard, Linda Book, M Kyle Jensen
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Celiac disease is detected using serology and endoscopy analyses. We used multiple statistical analyses of a geographically isolated population in the United States to determine whether a single serum screening can identify individuals with celiac disease. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of 3555 pediatric patients (18 years old or younger) in the intermountain West region of the United States from January 1, 2008 through September 30, 2013...
November 12, 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846065/an-evidence-based-approach-to-training-pediatric-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-trainers
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Catharine M Walsh, John T Anderson, Douglas S Fishman
Endoscopy training has evolved in recent years from the traditional model of "learning by doing" to the current skillful application of evidence-based educational principles. Endoscopy training should ideally be provided by individuals with the requisite skills and behaviors to teach endoscopy effectively and efficiently, including an awareness of principles of adult education, best practices in procedural skills education and appropriate use of beneficial educational strategies such as feedback. The aim of this article is to outline principles that underlie successful endoscopy training and describe the "Preparation - Training - Wrap-up" framework that can be used by pediatric endoscopy trainers to help guide an effective endoscopy training session...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832689/comparison-of-oral-midazolam-with-intravenous-midazolam-for-sedation-children-during-upper-gastrointestinal-endoscopy
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Ahmad Khodadad, Majid Aflatoonian, Rozita Jalilian, Nazanin Babaei, Farzaneh Motamed, Alireza Ebrahime Soltani, Behnaz Rasoolzadeh, Fatemeh Motavasselian, Nima Rezaei
Upper endoscopy is a common procedure for the diagnosis and treatment of upper digestive tract diseases. The increasing number of pediatric gastrointestinal procedures has led to increasing attention on the safety and efficacy of medications used for sedation during the procedure. This randomized blinded interventional study was designed to compare the effect of oral midazolam with intravenous (IV) midazolam as a sedative medication in 119 children undergoing endoscopy. The mean time to sedation was 2.2±0...
September 2016: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831978/management-of-blowout-fracture-with-support-of-video-endoscopy-in-a-pediatric-patient
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Thiago Henrique Martins, João Paulo Bonardi, Glaykon Alex Vitti Stabile, Eduardo Dallazen, Eduardo Hochuli-Vieira, Cecilia Luiz Pereira-Stabile
Pure orbital fractures have the tendency to occur on medial wall and orbital floor; because these points are more fragile, the endoscopy can be utilized for accomplishing the task of repositioning the herniated content, as well as serving as an additional tool, helping to view the orbital defects through a transantral approach. The presented case is a female patient, 12 years old, who was diagnosed as having a pure blowout fracture, on right orbital floor, type trapdoor, with orbital content herniated toward the maxillary sinus...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829652/pediatric-gastroenterology-in-cuba-evolution-and-challenges
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Carlos Castañeda-Guillot
INTRODUCTION The professional practice of pediatric gastroenterology arose in Cuba as an expression of the specialty's development internationally and Cuba's new strategies in public health, and in response to national needs for health care expertise in digestive diseases of infants, older children and adolescents. OBJECTIVES Describe the history of pediatric gastroenterology's development in Cuba since its inception at the National Gastroenterology Institute in the early 1970s, its contributions, and efforts to extend it to pediatric hospitals throughout Cuba...
October 2016: MEDICC Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824638/autism-spectrum-disorder-and-avoidant-restrictive-food-intake-disorder
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Jennifer Lucarelli, Demetra Pappas, Leah Welchons, Marilyn Augustyn
Kendra is a 4-year-old girl with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who presents for follow-up of feeding problems to her pediatric clinician. She is an only child in a family where both parents are scientists. Feeding concerns date to infancy, when she was diagnosed with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) associated with persistent bottle refusal and the acceptance of few pureed foods. At 13 months, milk and peanut allergies were diagnosed. Following a feeding clinic evaluation at 24 months, she was prescribed a soy milk supplement and an H2 blocker...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820723/characterization-of-the-gastric-microbiota-in-a-pediatric-population-according-to-helicobacter-pylori-status
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Laura Llorca, Guillermo Pérez-Pérez, Pedro Urruzuno, Maria Josefa Martinez, Tadasu Iizumi, Zhan Gao, Jiho Sohn, Jennifer Chung, Laura Cox, Aurea Simón-Soro, Alex Mira, Teresa Alarcón
BACKGROUND: H. pylori colonizes the human stomach of approximately 50% of the world's population, and increases the risk of several gastric diseases. The goal of this study is to compare the gastric microbiota in pediatric patients with and without H. pylori colonization. METHODS: We studied 51 children that underwent gastric endoscopy due to dyspeptic symptoms (18 H. pylori-positive and 33 negative). Gastric biopsies were obtained for Rapid Urease Test, culture, histology and DNA extraction...
November 3, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815641/the-impact-of-surgical-strategies-on-outcomes-for-pediatric-chronic-pancreatitis
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Maria G Sacco Casamassima, Seth D Goldstein, Jingyan Yang, Colin D Gause, Fizan Abdullah, Avner Meoded, Martin A Makary, Paul M Colombani
PURPOSE: To review our institutional experience in the surgical treatment of pediatric chronic pancreatitis (CP) and evaluate predictors of long-term pain relief. METHODS: Outcomes of patients ≤21 years surgically treated for CP in a single institution from 1995 to 2014 were evaluated. RESULTS: Twenty patients underwent surgery for CP at a median of 16.6 years (IQR 10.7-20.6 years). The most common etiology was pancreas divisum (n = 7; 35%)...
November 4, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811622/therapeutic-endoscopy-for-the-control-of-non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-children-a-case-series
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Anna M Banc-Husu, Nuzhat A Ahmad, Vinay Chadrasekhara, Gregory G Ginsberg, David L Jaffe, Michael L Kochman, Michael Rajala, Petar Mamula
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal bleeding is one of the most common indications for urgent endoscopy in the pediatric setting. The majority of these procedures are performed for control of variceal bleeding, with very few performed for non-variceal upper gastrointestinal (NVUGI) bleeding. The data on therapeutic endoscopy for NVUGI are very sparse. The aims of our study were to review our experience with NVUGI bleeding, describe technical aspects and outcomes of therapeutic endoscopy, and determine gastroenterology fellows' training opportunities according to the national training guidelines...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756373/dieulafoy-lesion-in-a-two-year-old-boy-a-case-report
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Takaki Emura, Kenji Hosoda, Shota Harai, Noboru Oyachi, Takeyuki Suzuki, Ken Takada, Koji Kobayashi, Hisatake Ikeda
BACKGROUND: Massive gastrointestinal bleeding in children, mostly caused by esophageal varices secondary to chronic liver disease, is uncommon. Dieulafoy lesion in the gastrointestinal tract is a rare but important cause of gastrointestinal bleeding; massive bleeding from this lesion can be fatal unless adequate treatment is promptly initiated. We report a case of gastric Dieulafoy lesion in a 2-year old successfully treated with endoscopic hemoclipping. CASE PRESENTATION: A 2-year-old Japanese boy was admitted to our department with sudden massive hematemesis...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748327/pediatric-gastrointestinal-sarcoidosis-successful-treatment-with-infliximab
#18
Laila Alawdah, Ahmad Nahari, Dayel Alshahrani, Musa Fagih, Shahid Ghazi, Abdulrahman Al-Hussaini
Gastrointestinal sarcoidosis is a rare disease with very limited data in children. Here we report the first pediatric case of successful treatment with infliximab. The first case was an 8-year-old Saudi girl who presented with fever, weight loss, and abdominal pain that was followed in a few months with hematemesis and development of hepatosplenomegaly. The second case was a 9-year-old Sudanese boy who manifested with vomiting, epigastric pain, and weight loss. On upper endoscopy, both cases demonstrated severe erosive nodular gastric mucosa...
September 2016: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741058/yield-of-endoscopy-in-pediatric-gastroparesis
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Tara A Altepeter, Stephen Shaffer
OBJECTIVES: To quantify the diagnostic yield of upper endoscopy in children with gastroparesis and to develop a clinical model for gastroparesis using common symptoms and screening blood tests. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed charts of 196 patients aged 4-18yrs evaluated for gastroparesis between 2009 and 2013. All patients completed a standard solid-phase gastric emptying scan and upper endoscopy within a 12-month period. We analyzed gross and histologic endoscopy findings...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729124/quality-of-life-after-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-in-refractory-pediatric-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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Gyanesh Sethi, Arunabha Chakravarti
OBJECTIVE: The present study aims to evaluate the role of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (ESS) in refractory pediatric Chronic Rhinosinusitis (CRS) and to assess the change in quality of life after ESS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective interventional study included 35 children (aged between 6 and 12 years) of refractory CRS, not responding to 4 weeks of maximal medical therapy attending the pediatric ENT clinic of a tertiary referral centre. Study period was from November 2013 to March 2016...
November 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
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