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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088248/the-spectrum-of-rheumatic-in-patient-diagnoses-at-a-pediatric-hospital-in-kenya
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Angela Migowa, Inés Colmegna, Carol Hitchon, Eugene Were, Evelyn Ng'ang'a, Thomas Ngwiri, John Wachira, Sasha Bernatsky, Rosie Scuccimarri
BACKGROUND: Pediatric rheumatic diseases are chronic illnesses that can cause considerable disease burden to children and their families. There is limited epidemiologic data on these diseases in East Africa. The aim of this study was to assess the spectrum of pediatric rheumatic diagnoses in an in-patient setting and determine the accuracy of ICD-10 codes in identifying these conditions. METHODS: Medical records from Gertrude's Children's Hospital in Kenya were reviewed for patients diagnosed with "diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue" as per ICD-10 diagnostic codes assigned at discharge between January and December 2011...
January 14, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050484/sleep-disorder-gastrointestinal-problems-and-behaviour-problems-seen-in-autism-spectrum-disorder-children-and-yoga-as-therapy-a-descriptive-review
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Kumar Narasingharao, Balaram Pradhan, Janardhana Navaneetham
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder with deficiencies in many developmental milestones during the infantile childhood. Recent researches have shown that apart from behaviour problems, the ASD children also suffer from physiological conditions such as disturbed sleep and gastrointestinal problems that could be the contributing factors to their daytime behaviour problems. Lots of parents have expressed that, lack of sleep among the children have resulted in high levels of stress among the family members particularly among the immediate caretakers which are in most cases the mother of the child...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009633/use-of-smartphones-to-prospectively-evaluate-predictors-and-outcomes-of-caregiver-responses-to-pain-in-youth-with-chronic-disease
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Mark Connelly, Maggie H Bromberg, Kelly K Anthony, Karen M Gil, Laura E Schanberg
This study examined outcomes and predictors of different types of responses to child pain used by caregivers of youth with chronic disease. Sixty-six children and adolescents (ages 7-18) with juvenile idiopathic arthritis answered questions about pain, pain interference in activities, and mood on a smartphone three times per day for one month, while a caregiver contemporaneously answered questions about their own mood and use of protecting, monitoring, minimizing, or distracting responses to their child's pain...
December 15, 2016: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994269/health-related-quality-of-life-in-children-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-child-s-and-parent-s-point-of-view
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Małgorzata Mańczak, Lidia Rutkowska-Sak, Filip Raciborski
OBJECTIVES: To assess the quality of life (QoL) of children suffering from juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) in Poland, to compare QoL of children with JIA and healthy children, and to compare children's and parents' assessments of QoL. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The KIDSCREEN-52 questionnaire (children's and parents' version) was used to assess the quality of life. The QoL in JIA patients and healthy peers from European and Polish reference groups was compared by the t-test...
2016: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993144/disease-status-reasons-for-discontinuation-and-adverse-events-in-1038-italian-children-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-treated-with-etanercept
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Sara Verazza, Sergio Davì, Alessandro Consolaro, Francesca Bovis, Antonella Insalaco, Silvia Magni-Manzoni, Rebecca Nicolai, Denise Pires Marafon, Fabrizio De Benedetti, Valeria Gerloni, Irene Pontikaki, Francesca Rovelli, Rolando Cimaz, Achille Marino, Francesco Zulian, Giorgia Martini, Serena Pastore, Chiara Sandrin, Fabrizia Corona, Marta Torcoletti, Giovanni Conti, Claudia Fede, Patrizia Barone, Marco Cattalini, Elisabetta Cortis, Luciana Breda, Alma Nunzia Olivieri, Adele Civino, Rosanna Podda, Donato Rigante, Francesco La Torre, Gianfranco D'Angelo, Mauro Jorini, Romina Gallizzi, Maria Cristina Maggio, Rita Consolini, Alessandro De Fanti, Valentina Muratore, Maria Giannina Alpigiani, Nicolino Ruperto, Alberto Martini, Angelo Ravelli
BACKGROUND: Data from routine clinical practice are needed to further define the efficacy and safety of biologic medications in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). The aim of this analysis was to investigate the disease status, reasons for discontinuation and adverse events in Italian JIA patients treated with etanercept (ETN). METHODS: In 2013, all centers of the Italian Pediatric Rheumatology Study Group were asked to make a census of patients given ETN after January 2000...
December 20, 2016: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984494/use-of-smartphones-to-prospectively-evaluate-predictors-and-outcomes-of-caregiver-responses-to-pain-in-youth-with-chronic-disease
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Mark Connelly, Maggie H Bromberg, Kelly K Anthony, Karen M Gil, Laura E Schanberg
This study examined outcomes and predictors of different types of responses to child pain used by caregivers of youth with chronic disease. Sixty-six children and adolescents (ages 7-18) with juvenile idiopathic arthritis answered questions about pain, pain interference in activities, and mood on a smartphone three times per day for one month, while a caregiver contemporaneously answered questions about their own mood and use of protecting, monitoring, minimizing, or distracting responses to their child's pain...
December 15, 2016: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980015/predicting-which-children-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-will-have-a-severe-disease-course-results-from-the-reacch-out-cohort
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Jaime Guzman, Andrew Henrey, Thomas Loughin, Roberta A Berard, Natalie J Shiff, Roman Jurencak, Susanne M Benseler, Lori B Tucker
OBJECTIVE: We studied an inception cohort of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) to (1) identify distinct disease courses based on changes over 5 years in 5 variables prioritized by patients, parents, and clinicians; and (2) estimate the probability of a severe disease course for each child at diagnosis. METHODS: Assessments of quality of life, pain, medication requirements, patient-reported side effects, and active joint counts were scheduled at 0, 6, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60 months...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977542/early-diagnosis-of-labial-fusion-in-women-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplant-enables-outpatient-treatment
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Claire Scrivani, Melissa A Merideth, Tajana Klepac Pulanic, Steven Pavletic, Richard W Childs, Matthew M Hsieh, Pamela Stratton
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to describe the presentation and successful treatment of labial fusion in women after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: During routine posttransplant gynecologic evaluation, labial fusion was identified in 5 female patients. Clinical data were collected regarding underlying disease, transplant regimen, genital symptoms, systemic sites of chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGvHD) and treatment, and follow-up...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974106/fulminant-bilateral-papilloedema-during-low-dose-steroid-taper-in-a-child-with-systemic-idiopathic-arthritis-treated-with-tocilizumab
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Lulu Burstzyn, Simon Levin, Brian Rotenberg, Tamara Van Hooren, Andrew Leung, Roberta Berard, Daniela S Ardelean
Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SJIA) is one of the most severe forms of arthritis that affects children younger than 16 years of age at onset. SJIA often requires corticosteroids to control the inflammation. However, long-term corticosteroid use may have adverse effects, including intracranial hypertension (IH). Biologic therapies have been used as corticosteroid sparing agents. We report the first case of a child with steroid-dependent SJIA treated with tocilizumab, an IL-6 receptor monoclonal antibody, who developed fulminant IH, bilateral papilloedema and vision loss when oral prednisone was weaned from 2 to 1 mg per day...
December 14, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940740/evaluation-and-referral-for-developmental-dysplasia-of-the-hip-in-infants
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Brian A Shaw, Lee S Segal
Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) encompasses a wide spectrum of clinical severity, from mild developmental abnormalities to frank dislocation. Clinical hip instability occurs in 1% to 2% of full-term infants, and up to 15% have hip instability or hip immaturity detectable by imaging studies. Hip dysplasia is the most common cause of hip arthritis in women younger than 40 years and accounts for 5% to 10% of all total hip replacements in the United States. Newborn and periodic screening have been practiced for decades, because DDH is clinically silent during the first year of life, can be treated more effectively if detected early, and can have severe consequences if left untreated...
December 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924730/congenital-malformations-attributed-to-prenatal-exposure-to-cyclophosphamide
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Padmanabhan Rengasamy
Cyclophosphamide (CPA) remains one of the most widely prescribed anticancer drugs. It is also used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, childhood nephrotic syndrome and systemic lupus erythematosus. It is a potent immunosuppressive agent. It is commonly used in blood and bone marrow transplantation. With the growing trend among women postponing childbearing, the number of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer is also increasing thus escalating the chances of exposure of the unborn child to antineoplastic drugs...
December 6, 2016: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920171/chikungunya-pathogenesis-from-the-clinics-to-the-bench
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Philippe Gasque, Marie Christine Jaffar Bandjee, Marcela Mercado Reyes, Diego Viasus
Chikungunya alphavirus has caused large epidemics worldwide and leads to acute incapacitating polyarthralgia. The inflammatory reaction over several days will drive robust innate and humoral responses essential to control the infection. Critically, fatal cases and mother-to-child transmission have also been described. Chikungunya can give rise to chronic musculoskeletal diseases, which can last for months to years, particularly in elderly individuals, and occasionally leads to seronegative rheumatoid arthritis-like pathologies...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894617/pathway-analysis-based-on-monte-carlo-cross-validation-in-polyarticular-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Shunhua Lin, Yuanji Wang, Shunmei Mu, Junxi Zhang, Fangchang Yuan, Kang Sun
INTRODUCTION: Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a common chronic disease with onset before the 16 years old in a child. Polyarticular JIA has been reported as the main form of JIA in several locations. Until now, understanding of the genetic basis of JIA is incomplete. The purpose of this study was to identify pathway pairs of great potential functional relevance in the progression of polyarticular JIA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Microarray data of 59 peripheral blood samples from healthy children and 61 samples from polyarticular JIA were transformed to gene expression data...
January 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878339/multifocal-tenosynovial-giant-cell-tumors-in-a-child-with-noonan-syndrome
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Arthur B Meyers, Agboola O Awomolo, Sara Szabo
Noonan syndrome is a genetic disorder with variable expression of distinctive facial features, webbed neck, chest deformity, short stature, cryptorchidism and congenital heart disease. The association of Noonan syndrome and giant cell granulomas of the mandible is widely reported. However, Noonan syndrome may also be associated with single or multifocal tenosynovial giant cell tumors, also referred to as pigmented villonodular synovitis. We report a child with Noonan syndrome, giant cell granulomas of the mandible and synovial and tenosynovial giant cell tumors involving multiple joints and tendon sheaths who was initially misdiagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis...
November 23, 2016: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858841/marshall-syndrome-in-a-young-child-a-reality-case-report
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Laura Mihaela Trandafir, Madalina Ionela Chiriac, Smaranda Diaconescu, Ileana Ioniuc, Ingrith Miron, Daniel Rusu
BACKGROUND: Recurrent fever syndrome, known as the Marshall syndrome (MS), is a clinical entity that includes several clinical features, such as: fever (39-40°C) that occurs repeatedly at variable intervals (3-8 weeks) and in episodes of 3 to 6 days, cervical adenopathy, pharyngitis, and aphthous stomatitis. The diagnosis of MS is one of exclusions; laboratory data is nonspecific and no abnormalities correlated with MS have been detected thus far. METHODS: The authors report the case of a 2-year-old girl admitted to a tertiary pediatric center for repeated episodes of fever with aphthous stomatitis and laterocervical adenopathy...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852543/screening-of-patients-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-and-those-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-for-celiac-disease-in-southwestern-iran
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Mozhgan Moghtaderi, Shirin Farjadian, Elham Aflaki, Naser Honar, Soheila Alyasin, Maryam Babaei
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Celiac disease (CD) is a common enteropathy triggered by the ingestion of gluten in genetically susceptible individuals. It is frequently found in conjunction with other autoimmune diseases. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of CD in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and those with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in southwestern Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 53 children with JIA and 55 adults with RA were enrolled...
November 2016: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843371/the-family-journey-to-diagnosis-with-systemic-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-a-cross-sectional-study-of-the-changing-social-media-presence
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Renee F Modica, Kathleen Graham Lomax, Pamela Batzel, Leah Shapardanis, Kimberly Compton Katzer, Melissa E Elder
BACKGROUND: Children with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SJIA) often encounter a delay between symptom onset and disease diagnosis, partly due to the broad differential of fever and lack of symptom recognition by providers. Families often seek multiple medical opinions and post on social media about their frustrations. This linguistic analysis observed the changing language patterns and social media posting behaviors of parents in the time leading to, during, and after SJIA diagnosis...
2016: Open Access Rheumatology: Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833453/benign-acute-childhood-myositis-complicating-influenza-b-infection-in-a-boy-with-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome
#18
Piotr Skrzypczyk, Joanna Przychodzień, Małgorzata Pańczyk-Tomaszewska
INTRODUCTION: Benign acute childhood myositis (BACM) is an acute complication of an infection characterized by calf pain, limitation of lower limb mobility, an increase in serum creatine kinase, and a self-limiting course. No reports of BACM in children with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS) can be found in the literature. CASE REPORT: A 5-year-old boy with steroid-sensitive INS presented with fever, leg pain, and problems with walking. Physical examination showed pharyngeal erythema, preserved movements in all joints, and weakness of leg muscles...
2016: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815733/acute-rheumatic-fever-outbreak-in-southern-central-european-country
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Urška Kočevar, Nataša Toplak, Blaž Kosmač, Luka Kopač, Samo Vesel, Natalija Krajnc, Matjaž Homan, Rina Rus, Tadej Avčin
: A decline in the incidence of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) in developed countries over the past century can be attributed to the improved public hygiene and to widespread use of antibiotics. ARF seemed to be a rare disease in southern central European country, Slovenia, up to 2010 when we noticed an increase in the number of patients with ARF. In order to assess the current incidence of ARF, we performed a retrospective study of all patients with ARF treated at the University Children's Hospital Ljubljana from January 2008 until the end of December 2014...
January 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803137/validity-of-the-stage-of-exercise-scale-in-children-with-rheumatologic-conditions
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Samantha L Stephens, Mark S Tremblay, Guy Faulkner, Joseph Beyene, Tri H Nguyen, Suneye Koohsari, Elizaveta Limenis, Brian M Feldman
OBJECTIVE: To determine the face, content, and construct validity of the Stages of Exercise Scale (SOES) in children with rheumatologic conditions [juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM)], and if the validity of the SOES differs by disease type by comparing it with a disease control with a chronic respiratory illness [cystic fibrosis (CF)]. METHODS: Sixty-seven children and adolescents (43 female) ages 11 to 18 years with a diagnosis of either JDM (n = 15), JIA (n = 39), or CF (n = 13) completed the SOES; scales of sensibility, process of change, decisional balance, and self-efficacy; the Child Health Assessment Questionnaire; and patient/physician ratings of disease severity...
December 2016: Journal of Rheumatology
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