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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216959/prescription-patterns-and-appropriateness-of-antibiotics-in-the-management-of-cough-cold-and-diarrhea-in-a-rural-tertiary-care-teaching-hospital
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Akram Ahmad, Muhammad Umair Khan, Sadiqa Malik, Guru Prasad Mohanta, S Parimalakrishnan, Isha Patel, Sameer Dhingra
BACKGROUND: Acute gastroenteritis and respiratory illnesses are the major causes of morbidity and mortality in children under 5 years of age. The objective of this study was to evaluate the prescription pattern of antibiotic utilization during the treatment of cough/cold and/or diarrhea in pediatric patients. METHODS: A descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted for 6 months in pediatric units of a tertiary care hospital in South India. Children under 5 years of age presenting with illness related to diarrhea and/or cough/cold were included in this study...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214369/diagnostic-accuracy-of-history-physical-exam-laboratory-tests-and-point-of-care-ultrasound-for-pediatric-acute-appendicitis-in-the-emergency-department-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Roshanak Benabbas, Mark Hanna, Jay Shah, Richard Sinert
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis (AA) is the most common surgical emergency in children. Accurate and timely diagnosis is crucial but challenging due to atypical presentations and the inherent difficulty of obtaining a reliable history and physical examination in younger children. OBJECTIVES: To determine the utility of history, physical exam, laboratory tests, Pediatric Appendicitis Score (PAS) and Emergency Department-Point-of-Care Ultrasound (ED-POCUS) in the diagnosis of AA in ED pediatric patients...
February 18, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213342/virtual-visits-for-acute-nonurgent-care-a-claims-analysis-of-episode-level-utilization
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Aliza S Gordon, Wallace C Adamson, Andrea R DeVries
BACKGROUND: Expansion of virtual health care-real-time video consultation with a physician via the Internet-will continue as use of mobile devices and patient demand for immediate, convenient access to care grow. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study is to analyze the care provided and the cost of virtual visits over a 3-week episode compared with in-person visits to retail health clinics (RHC), urgent care centers (UCC), emergency departments (ED), or primary care physicians (PCP) for acute, nonurgent conditions...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211646/observational-study-on-the-dispensing-of-cough-syrups-to-children-with-acute-cough-by-community-pharmacists-in-france
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François-André Allaert, Stéphanie Villet, Stéphane Vincent, Laurent Sauve
BACKGROUND: Over-the-counter medicines may be proposed by pharmacists for children with acute cough. Study objectives were to describe the sociodemographic profile of children who were proposed a cough syrup by a pharmacist, the nature of the cough and type(s) of cough syrup proposed and to assess the evolution of the cough, tolerance and satisfaction with treatment. METHODS: Observational, prospective, longitudinal, multicentre study with 157 pharmacies in France...
February 17, 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210329/respiratory-illness-in-children-with-disability-a-serious-problem
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REVIEW
Marijke Proesmans
KEY POINTS: Children with neurocognitive impairment often present with chronic or recurrent respiratory problems.The respiratory problems have an important impact on quality of life and life expectancy.The underlying causes are multiple: risk of aspiration, insufficient cough, upper airway obstruction and progressive kyphoscoliosis.There is often a complex interplay between these known risk factors.The diagnostic and therapeutic approach should be multidisciplinary. EDUCATIONAL AIMS: To provide data on the prevalence of respiratory problems in children with disability and to increase awareness on this topic...
December 2016: Breathe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202226/air-pollution-pm2-5-composition-source-factors-and-respiratory-symptoms-in-asthmatic-and-nonasthmatic-children-in-santiago-chile
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Laura Prieto-Parra, Karla Yohannessen, Cecilia Brea, Daniella Vidal, Carlos A Ubilla, Pablo Ruiz-Rudolph
The objective of this study was to determine the association of respiratory symptoms and medication use and exposure to various air pollutants, PM2.5 components, and source factors in a panel of asthmatic and nonasthmatic children in Santiago, Chile. To this end, 174 children (90 asthmatics and 84 nonasthmatics) were followed throughout the winter months of 2010 and 2011. During the study period, children filled out daily diaries to record respiratory symptoms and medication use. Air pollution data were obtained from government central site measurements and a PM2...
February 12, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187061/bronchopulmonary-disease-caused-by-flagellated-protozoa-infection-in-15-chinese-children
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Jinrong Liu, Shaogang Li, Huimin Li, Yimu Fan, Haiming Yang, Hui Xu, Yuelin Shen, Shunying Zhao
BACKGROUND: Bronchopulmonary disease caused by flagellated protozoa infection (BPFP) is thought to be rare in children but may be an emerging or underestimated disease, especially in developing countries. METHODS: In this study, we retrospectively reviewed records of 15 patients who presented with a cough, wheezing, or bronchopulmonary disease of unknown causes at admission and were finally diagnosed with BPFP from January 2014 to January 2015 were enrolled. Protozoa were observed in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid by light microscopy...
December 13, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181336/impact-of-high-concentrations-of-sevoflurane-on-laryngeal-reflex-responses
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Thomas O Erb, Britta S von Ungern-Sternberg, Jens Moll, Franz J Frei
BACKGROUND: Exaggerated defensive upper airway reflexes, particularly laryngospasm, may cause hypoxemic damage, especially in children. General clinical experience suggests that laryngeal reflex responses are more common under light levels of anesthesia, and previous clinical studies have shown an inverse correlation between laryngeal responsiveness and depth of hypnosis. However, this seems to be less obvious in children anesthetized with sevoflurane. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of high concentrations of sevoflurane on laryngeal and respiratory reflex responses in spontaneously breathing children...
February 8, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170129/survey-of-return-to-work-of-head-and-neck-cancer-survivors-a-report-from-a-tertiary-cancer-center-in-india
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Jaiprakash Agarwal, Rahul Krishnatry, Pankaj Chaturvedi, Sarbani Ghosh-Laskar, Tejpal Gupta, Ashwani Budrukkar, Vedang Murthy, Joyita Deodhar, Deepa Nair, Sudhir Nair, Rajesh Dikshit, Anil K D'Cruz
BACKGROUND: The rates and factors associated with the return to work of head and neck cancer survivors from low- and middle-income countries, such as India, are largely unknown. METHODS: We conducted a preliminary cross-sectional survey of 250 consecutive eligible head and neck cancer survivors (age <60; ≥6 months posttreatment) to identify return to work rates and sociodemographic, clinical, and quality of life (QOL; European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-Core 30-questions [EORTC-QLQ-C30] and European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-Core 30 Head and Neck 35-questions [EORTC-QLQ-H&N35]) correlates...
February 7, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168184/airway-clearance-techniques-in-children-and-adolescents-with-chronic-suppurative-lung-disease-and-bronchiectasis
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REVIEW
Annemarie L Lee, Brenda M Button, Esta-Lee Tannenbaum
Common symptoms of chronic suppurative lung disease or bronchiectasis in children and adolescents are chronic cough with sputum production, retention of excess secretions in dilated airways, and a history of recurrent infections. Clinical management includes the prescription of airway-clearance techniques (ACTs) to facilitate mucociliary clearance, optimize sputum expectoration, relieve symptoms, and improve well-being. A wide range of ACTs are available for selection, and these strategies may be applied in isolation or in combination...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165678/rare-cause-for-hemoptysis-in-an-adolescent-bronchial-capillary-hemangioma
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Susanne Hämmerling, Sebastian Becker, Marcus A Mall
Hemoptysis is rare in children and adolescents. We describe an 11-year-old girl who presented with hemoptysis, cough, and exertional dyspnea. Radiologic and bronchoscopic assessment revealed a pedunculated mass in the right main stem bronchus with a ball valve effect. Carcinoid or hemangioma was suspected as cause of the mass. The tumor could be excised bronchoscopically, and histologic examination showed a capillary hemangioma. In the literature, bronchial hemangiomas are described in infants and adults. This case demonstrates that bronchial hemangioma should also be taken into consideration as a cause of hemoptysis in adolescents...
February 6, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165443/video-assisted-thoracoscopic-lobectomy-for-congenital-cystic-adenomatoid-malformations
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Amina Selimović, Edo Hasanbegović, Ermina Mujičić, Selma Milišić, Emir Haxhija, Kenan Karavdić, Alen Pilav
Aim The aim was to show rare cases of congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM) and the manner of its surgical treatment with video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Methods Two male and one female child, 7, 4 and 3 years of age were treated for symptoms of cough and high temperature in district hospitals. In all three children laboratory blood tests and chest radiography were done. Auscultatory findings showed the presence of pneumonia. Children were treated with appropriate doses of antibiotics...
February 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145196/recognition-and-management-of-foreign-body-ingestion-and-aspiration
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Oliver William McKinney, Paul Anthony Heaton, Jane Gamble, Siba Prosad Paul
Foreign body ingestion and foreign body aspiration commonly affect children. The most vulnerable age is between six months and four years, when children tend to explore new objects with their mouths. Many of these events remain asymptomatic, with the swallowed object passing through the gastrointestinal tract without causing harm. However, the frequency of serious complications as a result of the ingestion of hazardous objects has increased in recent years, in particular button batteries and magnets. To increase the likelihood of identifying foreign body ingestion and aspiration, healthcare professionals should maintain a high index of suspicion, be aware of the variation in presentations and include it as a differential diagnosis in children presenting with non-specific symptoms, such as fever, cough, drooling, dysphagia and abdominal pain...
February 1, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144270/a-clinical-trial-evaluating-the-laryngeal-mask-airway-supreme-in-obese-children-during-general-anesthesia
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Yue Tian, Xiu-Ying Wu, Lu Li, Ling Ma, Yun-Feng Li
INTRODUCTION: The laryngeal mask airway (LMA)-Supreme is a disposable double-lumen laryngeal mask airway that is widely used in clinical practice. However, its use in obese children has not been evaluated. The aim of this study was to determine whether the LMA-Supreme could perform equally as well as endotracheal intubation in obese children having a minor surgical procedure. MATERIAL AND METHODS: After ethical board approval, 100 obese male children receiving non-emergent appendectomy for chronic appendicitis or surgery to correct concealed penis were randomly divided into an endotracheal intubation group and an LMA-Supreme group...
February 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143696/management-of-children-with-chronic-wet-cough-and-protracted-bacterial-bronchitis-chest-guideline-and-expert-panel-report
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Anne B Chang, John J Oppenheimer, Miles Weinberger, Bruce K Rubin, Cameron C Grant, Kelly Weir, Richard S Irwin
BACKGROUND: Wet or productive cough is common in children with chronic cough. We formulated recommendations based on systematic reviews relating to the management of chronic wet cough in children (aged ≤14-years) based on key questions (KQ1)-how effective are antibiotics in improving the resolution of cough? If so, what and for how long? and; (KQ2)-when should children be referred for further investigations? METHODS: We used the CHEST expert cough panel's protocol for the systematic reviews and the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) methodological guidelines and GRADE framework...
January 28, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141568/chronic-hypersensitivity-pneumonia-due-to-pigeon-breeders-disease
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Wonashi R Tsanglao, Devki Nandan, Sudha Chandelia, Minakshi Bhardwaj
BACKGROUND: Pigeon breeders disease usually affects adults. Children are more likely to be affected when they share living space with a backyard poultry or pigeon breeding. CASE CHARACTERISTICS: A 12-year-old girl with persistent cough for 3 years and dyspnea for 2 years. OBERVATION: She was dignosed to be having allergy to pigeon droppings, based on reports of lung biopsy and allergy testing. MESSAGE: Pigeon breaders disease should be considered in a child who presents with features of chronic hypersensiticity pneumonitis...
January 15, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138192/a-rare-cause-of-recurrent-chest-infection-in-children-bronchopulmonary-sequestration
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Shabbir Hussain, Shoaib Ahmed, Syed Awais Ul Hassan Shah, Saba Haider Tarar
Bronchopulmonary sequestration is one of the rare thoracic congenital anomalies. We report the case of a 6 year old boy with history of recurrent episodes of chest infection and breathing difficulty. This time admitted with fever and cough. Investigations revelaed neutrophilic leucocytosis, raised C-reactive protein and a retrocardiac opacity on chest radiographs. Contrast enhanced Computed Topography(CT scan) revealed a large, well defined, left lower lobe multi-loculated cystic mass with a vessel arising from the descending aorta supplying sequestrated lung portion...
February 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129377/high-prevalence-of-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-and-chlamydia-pneumoniae-in-children-with-acute-respiratory-infections-from-lima-peru
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Juana Del Valle-Mendoza, Fiorella Orellana-Peralta, Alvaro Marcelo-Rodríguez, Eduardo Verne, Mónica Esquivel-Vizcarra, Wilmer Silva-Caso, Miguel Angel Aguilar-Luis, Pablo Weilg, Verónica Casabona-Oré, Claudia Ugarte, Luis J Del Valle
BACKGROUND: Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydia pneumoniae are atypical pathogens responsible for pneumonia and a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in low income countries. The study objective is to determine the prevalence of this pathogens in Peruvian children with acute respiratory infections. METHODS: A consecutive cross-sectional study was conducted in Lima, Peru from May 2009 to September 2010. A total of 675 children admitted with clinical diagnoses of acute respiratory infections were tested for Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydia pneumoniae detection by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and clinical symptoms were registered by the attending physician...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128095/antimicrobial-prescribing-patterns-in-a-large-tertiary-hospital-in-shanghai-china
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Yuan-Yuan Wang, Ping Du, Fang Huang, Dong-Jie Li, Jun Gu, Fu-Ming Shen, Yuan-Ying Jiang
Whilst the 'Principles of clinical use of antibiotics' was released by the Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China in 2004, limited research has been conducted to evaluate the quality of antibiotic use in real-world practice. In this study, we sought to examine antimicrobial prescribing patterns in a large tertiary hospital in Shanghai, China. De-identified outpatient and emergency department pharmacy records containing antimicrobials were extracted from the hospital electronic health records system...
December 2016: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116260/tuberculous-dactylitis-case-presentation-and-functional-outcome
#20
Rayan Fairag, Amre Hamdi
INTRODUCTION: Skeletal tuberculosis involving the small bones is less common than pulmonary tuberculosis. Tuberculous dactylitis involves the short tubular bones of the hands and feet more commonly in children. The bones of the hands are the one's more frequently affected than bones of the feet, with the proximal phalanx of the index and middle fingers as the commonest sites for infection. Spread to the skeletal system occurs during the initial infection via the lympho-haematogenous route...
July 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
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