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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785564/helicobacter-pylori-infection-in-pediatric-patients-update-on-diagnosis-and-eradication-strategies
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REVIEW
Kallirroi Kotilea, Nicolas Kalach, Matjaž Homan, Patrick Bontems
Helicobacter pylori infection is acquired mainly in childhood and remains an essential cause of peptic ulcer disease and gastric cancer. This article provides commentary on the last ESPGHAN/NASPGHAN guidelines and on publications made after the consensus conference of 2015. The majority of infected children are asymptomatic and pediatric studies do not support a role for H. pylori in functional disorders such as recurrent abdominal pain. The role of H. pylori infection in failure to thrive, children's growth, type I diabetes mellitus (T1DM), and celiac disease remains controversial...
May 22, 2018: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762380/clinical-characteristics-of-disaccharidase-deficiencies-among-children-undergoing-upper-endoscopy
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Stanley A Cohen, Hannah Oloyede, Benjamin D Gold, Aminu Mohammed, Heather E Elser
OBJECTIVES: The epidemiology and clinical significance of disaccharidase deficiencies have not been thoroughly characterized. Recent work suggests at least genetic sucrase-isomaltase deficiency is more prevalent than previously believed. Because lactase deficiency (LD) is well described, the present study focuses on the clinical characteristics of children with disaccharidase deficiencies determined by esophagogastroduodenoscopy. METHODS: Endoscopic records were reviewed from patients undergoing esophagogastroduodenoscopies with biopsies assayed for disaccharidase activity performed by 13 pediatric gastroenterologists during 5 years (2010-2014)...
June 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749329/is-celiac-disease-misdiagnosed-in-children-with-functional-constipation
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Sezin Akman, Özlem Şahaloğlu, Ceyhun Dalkan, Nerin Nadir Bahçeciler, Çiğdem Arıkan
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Functional constipation is one of the common problems in childhood, and it comprises approximately 5% of the pediatric outpatient clinical applications. On the other hand, celiac disease (CD) is an immune enteropathy with the prevalence between 1/150 and 1/200. In addition to the classical symptoms of the disease such as diarrhea and weight loss, the incidence of atypical symptoms is increasing. This study aims to determine the prevalence of CD in patients with chronic constipation...
March 2018: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740616/anastomotic-strictures-after-esophageal-atresia-repair-timing-of-dilatation-during-the-first-two-postoperative-years
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Martin Salö, Pernilla Stenström, Magnus Anderberg, Einar Arnbjörnsson
Background  We determined time frames for dilatation of anastomotic strictures (ASs) occurring during the first 2 years after esophageal atresia (EA) repair. Methods  A retrospective study was conducted on children with EA (Gross type C) who underwent direct repair between January 2008 and March 2015 at a single tertiary center of pediatric surgery. Endoscopic signs of stricture were indications for dilatation because the endoscopy provides more reliable information than X-ray imagining methods. Results  Among our cohort of 49 children with EA, 19 (39%) required at least one esophageal dilatation...
April 2018: Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717359/serious-complications-after-button-battery-ingestion-in-children
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Hilde Krom, Margot Visser, Jessie M Hulst, Victorien M Wolters, Anita M Van den Neucker, Tim de Meij, Hubert P J van der Doef, Obbe F Norbruis, Marc A Benninga, Margot J M Smit, Angelika Kindermann
Serious and fatal complications after button battery ingestion are increasing worldwide. The aim of this study is to describe serious complications after battery ingestion in children in the Netherlands.All pediatric gastroenterologists in the Netherlands performing upper endoscopies were asked to report all serious complications after battery ingestion in children (0-18 years) between 2008 and 2016 retrospectively.Sixteen serious complications were reported: death after massive bleeding through esophageal-aortal fistula (n = 1), esophageal-tracheal fistula (n = 5), stenosis after (suspected) perforation and mediastinitis (n = 5), (suspected) perforation and mediastinitis (n = 3), vocal cord paralysis (n = 1), and required reintubation for dyspnea and stridor (n = 1)...
May 2, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712504/preliminary-assessment-of-dynamic-voice-ct-in-post-airway-reconstruction-patients
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Mathieu Bergeron, Robert J Fleck, Caleb Middlebrook, Stephanie Zacharias, Shea Tolson, Liran Oren, David Smith, Alessandro de Alarcon
Objectives To compare the ability of the dynamic voice computed tomography (CT) scan to characterize laryngeal function in airway reconstruction patients vs bedside endoscopic nasopharyngolaryngoscopy and videolaryngostroboscopy. Study Design Case series with chart review. Settings Pediatric tertiary care center. Subjects and Methods Retrospective case series of children and young adults with a history of complex airway surgeries with subsequent dysphonia. We analyzed clinical data for all patients who underwent an airway reconstruction procedure between January 1, 2010, and April 30, 2016, and also had a dynamic voice CT and bedside endoscopic exam during the same period...
April 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687529/lymphatic-imaging-and-intervention-in-a-pediatric-population-anesthetic-considerations
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David R Jobes, Lauren A Brown, Yoav Dori, Maxim Itkin, Susan C Nicolson
The recent adoption of an improved lymphatic access technique coupled with Dynamic Contrast-enhanced Magnetic Resonance Lymphangiography has introduced the ability to diagnose and treat severe lymphatic disorders unresponsive to other therapies. All pediatric patients presenting for lymphatic procedures require general anesthesia presenting challenges in managing highly morbid and comorbid conditions both from logistical as well as medical aspects. General anesthesia is used because of the procedural requirement for immobility to accurately place needles and catheters, treat pain secondary to contrast and glue injections, and to accommodate additional procedures...
April 23, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685489/imaging-pediatric-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-gist
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REVIEW
Moriz Herzberg, Meinrad Beer, Sudha Anupindi, Kurt Vollert, Thomas Kröncke
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are extremely rare in children. Imaging plays a key role in staging and monitoring therapy (surgical and with tyrosine kinase inhibitors). The vast majority of articles addressing imaging of GIST base on adults and are based on CT. The subtype "pediatric GIST" - if at all - is only mentioned in a dependent clause. Although the imaging features in children and adults are similar, histology, clinical course and thus imaging approach are different...
March 29, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629057/etiology-of-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-children-referred-to-pediatric-wards-of-mashhad-hospitals-iran
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Seyed Ali Jafari, Mohammad Ali Kiani, Hamid Reza Kianifar, Mohammad Mansooripour, Elahe Heidari, Maryam Khalesi
Background: Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, which has several clinical manifestation and origins, is known as one of the most life-threatening events in children. Several etiologies have been suggested for GI bleeding. Objective: To determine the most important causes of GI bleeding in children referred to Ghaem Hospital and Dr. Sheikh Hospital, Mashhad, Iran. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, after obtaining written informed consent of their parents, 113 patients aging from newborn infants to 18-year-old children with GI bleeding admitted to Ghaem Hospital and Dr...
February 2018: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614986/rapunzel-syndrome-an-infrequent-cause-of-severe-iron-deficiency-anemia-and-abdominal-pain-presenting-to-the-pediatric-emergency-department
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Giuseppe Cannalire, Luigi Conti, Maurizio Celoni, Carmine Grassi, Andrea Cella, Giulia Bensi, Patrizio Capelli, Giacomo Biasucci
BACKGROUND: Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) and abdominal pain are commonly seen in a pediatric emergency department (8 and 18% incidence respectively in our center). They are manifestations of a wide variety of diseases ranging from benign to immediately life-threatening. Trichobezoar is an under-diagnosed entity that has to be considered in children and adolescents, expecially female, suffering from trichotillomania (compulsion to pull hair) and trichophagy (compulsion to swallow hair)...
April 4, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605338/a-case-control-study-of-drug-induced-sleep-endoscopy-dise-in-pediatric-population-a-proposal-for-indications
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Maria Antonietta Collu, Eduard Esteller, Fiorella Lipari, Raul Haspert, Demetrio Mulas, Miguel Angel Diaz, Raghav C Dwivedi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether and when Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy (DISE) changes diagnosis and treatment plan in pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (OSAS) with the aim to identify specific subgroups of patients for whom DISE should be especially considered. METHODS: A case-control study of DISE in 150 children with OSAS. Pre-operative OSA were assessed through detailed history, Chervin questionnaire, physical examination and overnight polysomnography...
May 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601434/pediatric-collagenous-gastritis-and-colitis-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Judy Matta, George Alex, Donald J S Cameron, Chung W Chow, Winita Hardikar, Ralf G Heine
INTRODUCTION: Collagenous gastritis is a rare disease characterized by the subepithelial deposition of collagen bands. Two phenotypes of the disease have been described: a pediatric-onset and an adult-onset type. The adult-onset form is associated with collagenous colitis and autoimmune disorders. No effective treatment has been identified to date. OBJECTIVE: We aim to describe the clinical features and outcomes of patients in our cohort and provide a summary of published pediatric cases with collagenous gastritis and colitis reported to date to gather information that will contribute to improved knowledge of this rare condition...
March 29, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575232/the-impact-of-narcotrend%C3%A2-eeg-guided-propofol-administration-on-the-speed-of-recovery-from-pediatric-procedural-sedation-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Frank Weber, Laurence C Walhout, Johanna C Escher
BACKGROUND: Propofol is often used for procedural sedation in children undergoing gastrointestinal endoscopy. Reliable assessment of the depth of hypnosis during the endoscopic procedure is challenging. Processed electroencephalography using the Narcotrend Index can help titrating propofol to a predefined sedation level. AIMS: The aim of this trial was to investigate the impact of Narcotrend Index-guided titration of propofol delivery on the speed of recovery. METHODS: Children, aged 12-17 years, undergoing gastrointestinal endoscopy under procedural sedation, had propofol delivered via target controlled infusion either based on Narcotrend Index guidance (group NI) or standard clinical parameters (group C)...
March 25, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570557/the-use-and-safety-of-a-novel-haemostatic-spray-in-the-endoscopic-management-of-acute-non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-children
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Mike Thomson, Arun Urs, Priya Narula, Prithviraj Rao, Dalia Belsha
AIMS AND BACKGROUND: Advanced endo-haemostatic technique performance and experience is extremely variable in distribution amongst pediatric endoscopists. Haemostatic spray (Hemospray®), a novel endo-haemostatic topically applied powder has the advantage of extreme ease of use and; hence may lower the threshold of competency required by the endoscopist thereby potentially reducing mortality. The aim of the study is to prospectively evaluate the efficacy and the safety of haemostatic spray in paediatric patients with AUGIB...
March 22, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561983/association-of-potential-celiac-disease-and-refractory-iron-deficiency-anemia-in-children-and-adolescents
#15
Mahdi Shahriari, Naser Honar, Ali Yousefi, Hazhir Javaherizadeh
BACKGROUND: Celiac disease is an enteropathy caused by dietary gluten. The combination of serologic, genetic and histologic data has led to description of other categories of this disease. OBJECTIVE: There are a number of patients with iron deficiency anemia (IDA) that do not respond to iron treatment and may be repeated for many times, Therefore, we aimed to investigate celiac disease in this group. METHODS: In this cross sectional transverse prospective study from August 2011 to February 2013, in a Pediatric care clinic affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, 184 children including 92 IDA patients who responded to treatment using iron supplement, 45 non-responding iron deficient patients, and 47 healthy individuals, with the maximum age of 18 years, with written consent from their parents, participated in serologic screening (with Anti-TTG antibody and anti-Endomysial antibody) for celiac disease...
January 2018: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557595/complications-during-esophageal-endoscopy-with-or-without-baloon-dilation-under-general-anesthesia-in-pediatric-patients-a-prospective-and-observational-study
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Pinar Kendigelen, Ayse C Tutuncu, Senol Emre, Fatis Altindas, Guner Kaya
BACKGROUND: Complications can occur during esophagoscopy as a result of applied procedure in children, especially during dilation techic. Our aim was to identify cardio-respiratory alterations during esophagoscopy with or without baloon dilation under anesthesia in children, and to investigate the postoperative complications. METHODS: Prospective, observational study of endoscopic procedures in patients 0-16 years. The patients were divided into two groups: the endoscopy-dilation group (Group ED: endoscopy and balloon dilation due to esophageal stricture) and endoscopy without dilation (Group E: endoscopy for diagnostic reasons, control esophagoscopy or sclerotherapy)...
April 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549437/treatment-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis-in-the-pediatric-patient-an-evidence-based-approach
#17
REVIEW
Mery Munoz-Persy, Alfredo J Lucendo
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a unique form of non-IgE-mediated food allergy characterized by esophageal eosinophilic infiltration that commonly causes dysphagia and food impaction in children and adolescents. Assessing the efficacy of dietary restrictions or drug therapies to achieve clinical and histologic resolution of EoE through randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses has resulted in new evidence-based guidelines. Avoiding food triggers is the only therapy targeting the cause of the disease...
May 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543695/mucosal-impedance-measurements-differentiate-pediatric-patients-with-active-vs-inactive-eosinophilic-esophagitis
#18
Mary Allyson Lowry, Michael F Vaezi, Hernan Correa, Tina Higginbotham, James C Slaughter, Sari Acra
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic disorder in children that requires continued assessment of disease activity, involving repeated sedation, endoscopy, and biopsy analysis. We investigated whether mucosal impedance measurements can be used to monitor disease activity in pediatric patients with EoE. METHODS: We measured mucosal impedance at 3 locations in the esophagus in pediatric patients (1-18 years old; 32 with active EoE, 10 with inactive EoE, 32 with non-erosive reflux disease [NERD]) and 53 children with symptoms but normal findings from histologic analyses (controls) undergoing routine esophagogastroduodenoscopy at the Vanderbilt Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinic...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531578/video-capsule-endoscopy-in-pediatric-patients-with-crohn-s-disease-a-single-center-experience-of-180-procedures
#19
Artur Nemeth, Daniel Agardh, Gabriele Wurm Johansson, Henrik Thorlacius, Ervin Toth
Background: Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) is a noninvasive method enabling excellent visualization of the small bowel (SB) mucosa. The aim of this study was to examine the impact and safety of VCE performed in children and adolescents with suspected or established Crohn's disease (CD). Methods: A total of 180 VCE examinations in 169 consecutive patients conducted in 2003-14 in a single center were retrospectively analyzed. The median age was 13 years (range 3-17 years) and indications for VCE were suspected (125 cases, 69%) and established (55 cases, 31%) CD...
2018: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531465/quality-indicators-in-pediatric-colonoscopy-in-a-low-volume-center-implications-for-training
#20
Way-Seah Lee, Chun-Wei Tee, Zhong-Lin Koay, Tat-Seng Wong, Fatimah Zahraq, Hee-Wei Foo, Sik-Yong Ong, Shin-Yee Wong, Ruey-Terng Ng
AIM: To study implications of measuring quality indicators on training and trainees' performance in pediatric colonoscopy in a low-volume training center. METHODS: We reviewed retrospectively the performance of pediatric colonoscopies in a training center in Malaysia over 5 years (January 2010-December 2015), benchmarked against five quality indicators: appropriateness of indications, bowel preparations, cecum and ileal examination rates, and complications. The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy guideline for pediatric endoscopy and North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition training guidelines were used as benchmarks...
March 7, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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