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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676868/-how-i-treat-%C3%A2-an-acute-otitis-media-in-children
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V Heinrichs, J Frère
Acute otitis media (AOM) is very common in early childhood (inferior to 2 years). As a spontaneous recovery occurs in superior to 80 % of cases, antibiotics use should not be systematic. The aim of this review is to discuss AOM diagnostic criteria based on the latest recommendations, aiming a wiser use of antibiotics. Antibiotics use in a child with AOM should take into account the age, the severity of the disease, uni- or bilateral otitis, the presence or absence of otorrhea, and the presence of possible risk factors...
April 2018: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672448/a-dyadic-analysis-of-siblings-relationship-quality-behavioural-responses-and-pain-experiences-during-experimental-pain
#2
Meghan G Schinkel, Christine T Chambers, Penny Corkum, Sophie Jacques
Research on family factors in paediatric pain has primarily focused on parents; the role of siblings has been largely ignored. This study examined whether sibling relationship quality was related to siblings' behaviours during experimental pain, and whether the behaviours of an observing sibling were related to children's pain outcomes. Ninety-two sibling dyads between 8-12 years old completed both observational and questionnaire measures of sibling relationship quality. Children took turns completing the cold pressor task (CPT) in a counterbalanced order with their sibling present...
April 16, 2018: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672076/it-takes-two-parent-functioning-within-the-pediatric-chronic-pain-experience-and-interdisciplinary-rehabilitation-treatment
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Ethan Benore, Alexandra Brenner, Gerard A Banez, Lu Wang, Sarah Worley
OBJECTIVES: The present study aims to examine relationships between parental behavior and cognition and treatment outcomes in children enrolled in an intensive interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation program. RESEARCH METHOD: 670 consecutive referrals of children with chronic pain were enrolled in a clinical database registry from 2009 to 2014. Participants and their parents completed measures of physical and psychosocial functioning, and pain-related severity ratings...
April 19, 2018: Rehabilitation Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671836/children-s-experience-of-symptoms-narratives-through-words-and-images
#4
REVIEW
Barbara M Sourkes
Children who live with a complex chronic or life-threatening illness face extraordinary challenges. Whether they are receiving disease-oriented treatment (aimed at potential cure or prolongation of life) or palliative treatment-or both concurrently-our challenge is to enhance their comfort and minimize their distress. Symptom management is thus a critical component of pediatric palliative care. Symptoms may be either physical or psychological in nature (or a confluence of both) and their effective management has a direct impact on the child's quality of life...
April 19, 2018: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671820/irritability-is-common-and-is-related-to-poorer-psychosocial-outcomes-in-youth-with-functional-abdominal-pain-disorders-fapd
#5
Sarah Nelson, Erin Moorman, Michael Farrell, Natoshia Cunningham
Functional abdominal pain disorders (FAPD) are associated with increased emotional problems which, in turn, exacerbate functional impairment. However, irritability, which relates both to internalizing and externalizing problems, has not been specifically examined in these youths. Irritability may be common and adversely impact functioning in pediatric FAPD, particularly for males who are more likely to experience such symptoms. The current study examined the relationship between irritability and psychosocial and pain-related impairment in youth with FAPD...
April 19, 2018: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668630/thoracolumbar-spinal-neurenteric-cyst-with-tethered-cord-syndrome-and-extreme-cervical-lordosis-in-a-child-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#6
Zhi Gang Lan, Seidu A Richard, Chuanfen Lei, Siqing Huang
RATIONALE: Neurenteric cysts, are rare benign tumors of the central nervous system that are mostly located in the spinal cord and predominantly seen in male children although adult form of the disorder also occurs. The etiology and treatment of this disorder is still a matter of debate. Our case further throws more light on the pathogenesis and treatment of this disorder. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 4-year-old boy presented with 5-month history of cervical lordosis and bilateral lower extremity pain that progressed to his abdomen and upper body...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667301/the-feasibility-of-using-the-brighthearts-biofeedback-assisted-relaxation-application-for-the-management-of-pediatric-procedural-pain-a-pilot-study
#7
Karen L O Burton, Angela M Morrow, Brooke V Beswick, George P Khut
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this pilot study was to assess the acceptability and feasibility of using BrightHearts, a biofeedback-assisted relaxation application (app), in children undergoing painful procedures. METHODS: Thirty children 7 to 18 years of age undergoing a medical procedure (peripheral blood collection, botulinum toxin injection, or intravenous cannula insertion) participated. Participants used BrightHearts, a heart rate-controlled biofeedback-assisted relaxation training app delivered via an iPad with heart rate measured through a pulse oximeter worn on the ear or thumb...
April 17, 2018: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666745/torsion-of-the-omentum-a-rare-cause-of-acute-abdomen-in-a-14-year-old-boy
#8
Chijioke Chinaka, Shahbaz Mansoor, Mohamed Salaheidin
Acute abdominal pain is a common surgical presentation, and most often, the first line of consideration is to rule out acute appendicitis; this is more so when the patient is an adolescent or within younger age group. In most cases, other differentials are considered before omental torsion. Omental torsion is a cause of acute abdominal pain and sometimes mimics acute appendicitis in its presentation. We present a case of a 14-yr-old boy who presented with acute abdomen with symptoms mimicking acute appendicitis...
2018: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665122/impact-of-untreated-dental-caries-on-the-quality-of-life-of-brazilian-children-population-based-study
#9
Sâmara Luciana de Andrade Lima, Caroline Chavier Pereira Santana, Marco Aurélio Benini Paschoal, Saul Martins Paiva, Meire Coelho Ferreira
BACKGROUND: The assessment of oral health should consider clinical and biopsychosocial aspects. AIM: To evaluate the impact of untreated dental caries on the quality of life of children. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 647 Brazilian children. The Child Perceptions Questionnaire (CPQ8-10 ) and the 'oral health' global indicator were administered to the children and used as the outcomes. Parents answered a general questionnaire, and oral clinical examinations were performed...
April 17, 2018: International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664690/methadone-as-the-initial-long-acting-opioid-in-children-with-advanced-cancer
#10
Kevin Madden, Sarah Mills, Seyedeh Dibaj, Janet L Williams, Diane Liu, Eduardo Bruera
BACKGROUND: Methadone is an attractive medication for treating children with advanced cancer with pain as it is the only long-acting opioid available as a liquid. However, it is not frequently used due to concerns about potential toxicities and side effects. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the efficacy and safety of methadone as the first long-acting opioid in children with advanced cancer. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review of 52 consecutive patients referred to Pediatric Supportive Care for pain management started on methadone as their first long-acting opioid...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658763/the-birth-experiences-questionnaire-a-brief-measure-assessing-psychosocial-dimensions-of-childbirth
#11
Darby Saxbe, Katelyn Taline Horton, Ann Bryna Tsai
Childbirth is an important life event that has been understudied by psychologists. Parents may find birth to be stressful, painful, and frightening, or feel supported and calm. Birth experiences can be shaped both by preexisting psychological vulnerabilities and by medical events that occur during childbirth. The birth experience may influence both parent and child well-being, helping to shape the health of the new family. This paper introduces the Birth Experiences Questionnaire (BEQ), a brief 10-item measure designed to assess stress, fear, and partner support during birth...
March 2018: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656703/the-ethics-of-concurrent-care-for-children-a-social-justice-perspective
#12
Kim Mooney-Doyle, Jessica Keim-Malpass, Lisa C Lindley
Recent estimates indicate that over 40,000 children die annually in the United States and a majority have life-limiting conditions. Children at end of life require extensive healthcare resources, including multiple hospital readmissions and emergency room visits. Yet, many children still suffer from symptoms at end of life-including fatigue, pain, dyspnea, and anxiety-with less than 10% of these children utilizing hospice care services. A critical barrier to pediatric hospice use was the original federal regulations associated with the hospice care that required a diagnosis of 6 months to live and the discontinuation of all curative treatments...
January 1, 2018: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649527/recommendations-for-evaluation-and-management-of-pain-in-patients-with-mucopolysaccharidosis-in-latin-america
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J M Politei, G Gordillo-González, N Guelbert, C F M Souza, C M Lourenço, M L Solano, M M Junqueira, T S P C Magalhães, A M Martins
The mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) constitute a heterogeneous group of rare genetic disorders caused by enzymatic deficiencies that lead to the accumulation of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). Several types of MPS are described, historically numbered from I to IX. Clinical observations strongly suggest the presence of chronic pain in patients with all types of MPS. There are few data in the literature on the evaluation and management of pain in these patients, a fact which can compromise the quality of life even more...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29645010/adding-patient-reported-outcomes-to-a-multisite-registry-to-quantify-quality-of-life-and-experiences-of-disease-and-treatment-for-youth-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Elissa R Weitzman, Lauren E Wisk, Parissa K Salimian, Kara M Magane, Fatma Dedeoglu, Aimee O Hersh, Yukiko Kimura, Kenneth D Mandl, Sarah Ringold, Marc Natter
Background: Children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) often have poor health-related quality of life (HRQOL) despite advances in treatment. Patient-centered research may shed light on how patient experiences of treatment and disease contribute to HRQOL, pinpointing directions for improving care and enhancing outcomes. Methods: Parent proxies of youth enrolled in the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) Registry shared patient-reported outcomes about their child's HRQOL and experiences of disease and treatment burden (pain interference, morning stiffness, history of medication side effects and methotrexate intolerance)...
2018: Journal of patient-reported outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644275/delayed-identification-of-an-isolated-paediatric-capitate-fracture
#15
A Khoriati, C Jones, A Abdulkareem, N Ellahee
Fractures of the capitate bone are the second most common injury to a child's wrist but are rarely encountered in isolation. This is reflected in the paucity of described cases in the literature. Their true incidence is unknown as they often do not appear on plain radiographs and may heal without immobilisation. The easiest way to detect these fractures is with an MRI scan. The authors present a rare case of isolated capitate fracture that was initially missed on plain films. This case is important as it highlights the need for a high index of suspicion in paediatric patients with unresolving wrist pain...
December 2017: Trauma Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643795/ocular-injury-due-to-potassium-permanganate-granules
#16
Chareenun Chirapapaisan, Pinnita Prabhasawat, Sabong Srivannaboon, Vatookarn Roongpoovapatr, Piyada Chitsuthipakorn
Purpose: We report a rare case of ocular injury due to potassium permanganate (KMnO4 ) granules in a child. Methods: This is a retrospective case report. Results: A 2-year-old boy was transferred to our emergency room with severe pain in his right eye, inflamed eyelids, and brownish stains on his fingers. Chemical injury was suspected. Copious eye irrigation was immediately performed. Diffuse brownish splotches were then observed at the inferior bulbar conjunctiva...
January 2018: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29630126/clinical-application-of-kelp-micro-gelation-kmg-in-partial-splenic-embolization
#17
D-J Huang, J-Z Huang, Y Yang, Y-C Luo, H-Y He, W-L Song, Y-H Li
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare and analyze the long-term efficacy and safety between kelp micro gelation (KMG) and gelfoam particles in partial splenic embolization (PSE). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study retrospectively included 65 liver cirrhosis patients with comorbidity of hypersplenism who were admitted in Nanfang Hospital from July 2008 to May 2012. Among the included patients, 33 patients were in KMG-PSE group, and 32 cases were included in Gelfoam-PSE group...
March 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625879/tivantinib-for-second-line-treatment-of-met-high-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-metiv-hcc-a-final-analysis-of-a-phase-3-randomised-placebo-controlled-study
#18
Lorenza Rimassa, Eric Assenat, Markus Peck-Radosavljevic, Marc Pracht, Vittorina Zagonel, Philippe Mathurin, Elena Rota Caremoli, Camillo Porta, Bruno Daniele, Luigi Bolondi, Vincenzo Mazzaferro, William Harris, Nevena Damjanov, Davide Pastorelli, María Reig, Jennifer Knox, Francesca Negri, Jörg Trojan, Carlos López López, Nicola Personeni, Thomas Decaens, Marie Dupuy, Wolfgang Sieghart, Giovanni Abbadessa, Brian Schwartz, Maria Lamar, Terri Goldberg, Dale Shuster, Armando Santoro, Jordi Bruix
BACKGROUND: Tivantinib (ARQ 197), a selective, oral MET inhibitor, improved overall survival and progression-free survival compared with placebo in a randomised phase 2 study in patients with high MET expression (MET-high) hepatocellular carcinoma previously treated with sorafenib. The aim of this phase 3 study was to confirm the results of the phase 2 trial. METHODS: We did a phase 3, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study in 90 centres in Australia, the Americas, Europe, and New Zealand...
April 3, 2018: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623728/poorly-differentiated-chordomas-showing-loss-of-ini1-smarcb1-a-report-of-2-rare-cases-with-diagnostic-implications
#19
Bharat Rekhi, Kemal Kosemehmetoglu, Swapnil Rane, Figen Soylemezoglu, Elif Bulut
Poorly differentiated chordomas are rare musculoskeletal tumors. Case 1. A 42-year-old lady presented with quadriparesis of 2 months' duration. Radiologic imaging disclosed a soft tissue mass in her left prevertebral- and paravertebral cervical region. Case 2. A 4-year-old male child presented with neck pain and restricted head movements of 1-year duration. Radiologic imaging revealed a contrast enhancing, paraspinal soft tissue mass in his cervical region. Microscopic examination in both the cases revealed a cellular malignant tumor composed of moderate to markedly pleomorphic cells with interspersed mitotic figures, along with focal myxoid change and necrosis...
April 1, 2018: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622363/overlap-between-functional-abdominal-pain-disorders-and-organic-diseases-in-children
#20
A H Langshaw, J M Rosen, L Pensabene, O Borrelli, S Salvatore, N Thapar, D Concolino, M Saps
Functional abdominal pain disorders are highly prevalent in children. These disorders can be present in isolation or combined with organic diseases, such as celiac disease and inflammatory bowel diseases. Intestinal inflammation (infectious and non-infectious) predisposes children to the development of visceral hypersensitivity that can manifest as functional abdominal pain disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome. The new onset of irritable bowel syndrome symptoms in a patient with an underlying organic disease, such as inflammatory bowel disease, is clinically challenging, given that the same symptomatology may represent a flare-up of the inflammatory bowel disease or an overlapping functional abdominal pain disorder...
April 2, 2018: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
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