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Cough in children

Carol Kelly, James D Chalmers, Iain Crossingham, Nicola Relph, Lambert M Felix, David J Evans, Stephen J Milan, Sally Spencer
BACKGROUND: Bronchiectasis is a chronic respiratory disease characterised by abnormal and irreversible dilatation and distortion of the smaller airways. Bacterial colonisation of the damaged airways leads to chronic cough and sputum production, often with breathlessness and further structural damage to the airways. Long-term macrolide antibiotic therapy may suppress bacterial infection and reduce inflammation, leading to fewer exacerbations, fewer symptoms, improved lung function, and improved quality of life...
March 15, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Oliva Ortiz-Alvarez
Croup is one of the most common causes of upper airway obstruction in young children. It is characterized by sudden onset of barky cough, hoarse voice, inspiratory stridor and respiratory distress caused by upper airway inflammation secondary to a viral infection. Published guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of croup advise using steroids as the mainstay treatment for all children who present to emergency department (ED) with croup symptoms. Dexamethasone, given orally as a single dose at 0.6 mg/kg, is highly efficacious in treating croup symptoms...
June 2017: Paediatrics & Child Health
Dan Norbäck, Chan Lu, Juan Wang, Yinping Zhang, Baizhan Li, Zhuohui Zhao, Chen Huang, Xin Zhang, Hua Qian, Yuexia Sun, Jan Sundell, Qihong Deng
BACKGROUND: Few data exist on asthma and rhinitis across China in relation to indoor and outdoor air pollution, climate and socioeconomic factors. The main aim was to study associations between asthma, rhinitis and current respiratory symptoms among pre-school children across China and selected indoor and outdoor exposure and indicators of socio-economic status (SES) in mutually adjusted models. METHODS: Chinese children (3-6 yr.) (n = 39,782) were recruited from randomly selected day care centres in seven cities in China...
March 9, 2018: Environment International
Ahmed Abushahin, Abdulla Zarroug, Magda Wagdi, Ibrahim Janahi
Wheezing and cough are common case scenarios that pediatricians encountered in their office practices. Although a bronchogenic cyst is an uncommon condition, it is essential to be considered in the differential diagnosis of a chronic cough and wheezing among young children who fail to respond to appropriate medical treatment. A 28-month-old girl was referred to our pediatric pulmonology clinic with persistent symptoms of a cough and wheeze unresponsive to standard asthma therapy. This presentation prompted us to undertake a detailed diagnostic evaluation...
2018: Case Reports in Pediatrics
Salvatore Giordano, Maria Di Gangi, Maria Concetta Failla, Lucrezia Bruno, Veronica Falcone, Piera Dones
Bronchiolitis is the most common disease of the lower respiratory tract occurring in children during their first year of life, becoming the most frequent cause of hospitalization. Although the disease can also be caused by other viruses, more than 70% of bronchiolitis cases are caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). RSV bronchiolitis clinically presents rhinitis, coughing, increased breathing and eating difficulties; the symptoms are usually mild, but in some cases may be so severe as to require hospitalization...
March 1, 2018: Le Infezioni in Medicina
Jordana da Silva Freitas, Maria Cristina de Almeida Freitas Cardoso
PURPOSE: Determine the occurrence of dysphagia symptoms in children with cleft lip and/or palate (CLP) pre- and post-surgical correction. METHODS: Quantitative observational cross-sectional study. Existence of clef lip and/or palate without association with other syndromes was the study inclusion and/or exclusion criterion. Parents and/or legal guardians responded to a recall questionnaire on the identification of occurrence of coughing, choking, vomiting, and nasal escape pre- and postoperatively and whether these symptoms disappeared after surgical correction...
March 5, 2018: CoDAS
Dong Keon Yon, Tae Keun Ahn, Dong Eun Shin, Gwang Il Kim, Moon Kyu Kim
BACKGROUND: Germ cell tumors (GCTs) in children are rare neoplasms with diverse pathological findings according to the site and age of presentation. The most common symptoms in children with mediastinal GCTs, which are nonspecific, are dyspnea, chest pain, cough, hemoptysis, vena cava occlusion syndrome, and fatigue/weakness. Because of these nonspecific symptoms, it is difficult to suspect a mediastinal mass. A posterior mediastinal tumor causing spinal cord compression is an important example of an oncologic emergency arising from a neurogenic tumor...
March 5, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
Michelle Chatwin, Michel Toussaint, Miguel R Gonçalves, Nicole Sheers, Uwe Mellies, Jesus Gonzales-Bermejo, Jesus Sancho, Brigitte Fauroux, Tiina Andersen, Brit Hov, Malin Nygren-Bonnier, Matthieu Lacombe, Kurt Pernet, Mike Kampelmacher, Christian Devaux, Kathy Kinnett, Daniel Sheehan, Fabrizio Rao, Marcello Villanova, David Berlowitz, Brenda M Morrow
This is a unique state of the art review written by a group of 21 international recognized experts in the field that gathered during a meeting organized by the European Neuromuscular Centre (ENMC) in Naarden, March 2017. It systematically reports the entire evidence base for airway clearance techniques (ACTs) in both adults and children with neuromuscular disorders (NMD). We not only report randomised controlled trials, which in other systematic reviews conclude that there is a lack of evidence base to give an opinion, but also include case series and retrospective reviews of practice...
March 2018: Respiratory Medicine
Mónica J Pajuelo, Cynthia Anticona Huaynate, Malena Correa, Holger Mayta Malpartida, Cesar Ramal Asayag, Juan R Seminario, Robert H Gilman, Laura Murphy, Richard A Oberhelman, Valerie A Paz-Soldan
BACKGROUND: Delays in receiving adequate care for children suffering from pneumonia can be life threatening and have been described associated with parents' limited education and their difficulties in recognizing the severity of the illness. The "three delays" was a model originally proposed to describe the most common determinants of maternal mortality, but has been adapted to describe delays in the health seeking process for caregivers of children under five. This study aims to explore the caregivers' perceived barriers for seeking and receiving health care services in children under five years old admitted to a referral hospital for community-acquired pneumonia in the Peruvian Amazon Region using the three-delays model framework...
March 1, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
Jeong-Min Kim, Hee-Dong Jung, Hyang-Min Cheong, Anna Lee, Nam-Joo Lee, Hyuk Chu, Sung Soon Kim, Jang-Hoon Choi
The prevalence of eight respiratory viruses detected in patients with acute respiratory infections (ARIs) in Korea was investigated through analysis of data recorded by the Korea Influenza and Respiratory Viruses Surveillance System (KINRESS) from 2013 to 2015. Nasal aspirate and throat swabs specimens were collected from 36,915 patients with ARIs, and viral nucleic acids were detected by real-time (reverse-transcription) polymerase chain reaction for eight respiratory viruses, including human respiratory syncytial viruses (HRSVs), influenza viruses (IFVs), human parainfluenza viruses (HPIVs), human coronaviruses (HCoVs), human rhinovirus (HRV), human adenovirus (HAdV), human bocavirus (HBoV), and human metapneumovirus (HMPV)...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Medical Virology
Kuender D Yang, Chih-Chiang Wu, Ming-Tsung Lee, Chia-Yu Ou, Jen-Chieh Chang, Chih-Lu Wang, Hau Chuang, Ho-Chang Kuo, Chie-Pein Chen, Te-Yao Hsu
Background: Allergy sensitization may begin during the perinatal period, but predicting allergic diseases in infancy remains difficult. This study attempted to identify early predictors of childhood allergy diseases in a prospective cohort study. Materials and Methods: In a prospective birth cohort study at southern Taiwan locating in a subtropical region, questionnaire surveys of sneezing or cough without colds at 6 and 18 months of age were recorded, and the correlation with allergy diseases was assessed at 3 and 6 years of age...
January 26, 2018: Oncotarget
Ansuya, Baby S Nayak, B Unnikrishnan, Anice George, Shashidhara Y N, Suneel C Mundkur, Vasudev Guddattu
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of malnutrition among children in developing countries is very high. As a step towards reducing the prevalence of malnutrition, there is a need to identify the important determinants of malnutrition in the specific population so that preventive and control measures can be implemented. The objective of the study is to determine the risk factors for malnutrition among preschool children in Rural Karnataka, South India. METHODS: A case-control study was carried out among preschool children, aged between three to six years, attending the Anganwadi centers and their mothers' in Udupi district of Karnataka, India...
February 26, 2018: BMC Public Health
Kim M Hare, Heidi C Smith-Vaughan, Amanda J Leach, Susan J Pizzutto, Gabrielle B McCallum, Anne B Chang
BACKGROUND: Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi), the most common bacterial lower airway infection in children with protracted bacterial bronchitis, is associated with progression to bronchiectasis. We determined whether vaccination with 10-valent pneumococcal NTHi protein-D conjugate vaccine (PHiD-CV) reduced NTHi lower airway infection compared to children not PHiD-CV-vaccinated. Our unique childhood vaccination schedule and prospective 9-year bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) collection provided an exclusive opportunity to examine this hypothesis...
February 22, 2018: Vaccine
George V Guibas, Maria Tsolia, Ioannis Christodoulou, Fotini Stripeli, Zoi Sakkou, Nikolaos G Papadopoulos
BACKGROUND: Rhinovirus (RV) is an established trigger of asthma attacks, whereas such a link is less consistent for influenza virus (IFV). OBJECTIVE: In the context of precision medicine, we hypothesized that IFV infection may cause a condition essentially different from RV, and we investigated this by evaluating clinical characteristics of RV/IFV-positive and -negative children with respiratory symptoms and/or fever. METHODS: 1207 children, 6-months to 13-years old, hospitalized for flu-like illness were recruited in this cross-sectional study...
February 23, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
David R M Smith, F Christiaan K Dolk, Timo Smieszek, Julie V Robotham, Koen B Pouwels
OBJECTIVES: To explore the causes of the gender gap in antibiotic prescribing, and to determine whether women are more likely than men to receive an antibiotic prescription per consultation. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of routinely collected electronic medical records from The Health Improvement Network (THIN). SETTING: English primary care. PARTICIPANTS: Patients who consulted general practices registered with THIN between 2013 and 2015...
February 22, 2018: BMJ Open
Ciro Esposito, Amulya Saxena, Sabine Irtan, Holger Till, Maria Escolino
INTRODUCTION: Respiratory manifestations of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), particularly chronic cough, are being recognized with increased frequency in children. This survey aimed to investigate the efficacy of laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication for treatment of GERD-related respiratory symptoms not responsive to medical therapy in neurological normal children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We collected data of children with GERD-related respiratory complaints not responsive to medical therapy who underwent laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication in four European centers of Pediatric Surgery over a 10-year period...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
E V Ivlev, E A Ruben
THE AIM: A comparative analysis of the injuries of upper airways flexible reinforced laryngeal mask and endotracheal intubation by examining the stress response reaction of the cardiovascular system, as well as the frequency and variety of complications. Blood pressure, heart rate, glucose and cortisol, and complications of airway management in children were analyzed. METHODS: The influence of the method of airway management with surgery in nose and sinuses in children in the stress response, hemodynamics, injuries of the airway were studied...
September 2017: Anesteziologiia i Reanimatologiia
Sıddika Songül Yalçın, Beril Özdemir, Sadriye Özdemir, Esra Baskın
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the agreement between integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI) and final diagnosis in patients presenting with cough at the second and third level health institutions. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 373 children aged 2-60 mo who presented with cough at the pediatric emergency and outpatient clinics in the Department of Pediatrics. After clinical examination of children, body temperature, respiratory rate, saturation, presence or absence of the chest indrawing, rales, wheezing and laryngeal stridor were recorded...
February 19, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
M Bedolla-Barajas, J Morales-Romero, T I Bedolla-Pulido, T R Bedolla-Pulido, C Meza-López, N A Pulido-Guillén
INTRODUCTION: The association regarding the exposure to pets, especially cats and dogs, and the prevalence of allergic diseases is inconsistent. OBJECTIVE: We analyzed the role played by early exposure to dogs or cats in the prevalence of allergic diseases amongst school-aged children. METHOD: Through a cross-sectional study, we examined 756 children, aged 6-7; these candidates were selected through cluster sampling. We inquired about the exposure that these children had had to dogs and cats, and whether these pets spent most of their time indoors or outdoors during the first year of the child's life...
February 15, 2018: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
Jialing Zhang, Chanjuan Sun, Wei Liu, Zhijun Zou, Yinping Zhang, Baizhan Li, Zhuohui Zhao, Qihong Deng, Xu Yang, Xin Zhang, Hua Qian, Yuexia Sun, Jan Sundell, Chen Huang
BACKGROUND: Childhood asthma is prevalent in China. However, there is a lack of evidence on whether household renovation, including the materials used and the periods, are associated with the disease. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the associations between household decoration materials and renovation periods, and childhood asthma and its related symptoms. METHODS: During 2010-2012, a retrospective cohort study was initiated in seven cities of China, and 40,010 children, aged 3-6 years, were recruited...
February 14, 2018: Environment International
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