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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444038/difficulties-in-accessing-services-that-are-of-medium-complexity-in-small-municipalities-a-case-study
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Camila Ribeiro Silva, Brigida Gimenez Carvalho, Luiz Cordoni, Elisabete de Fátima Pólo de Almeida Nunes
The study aimed to describe the specialized health services and to identify areas of greater difficulty of access to specialized consultations offered by SUS in small cities in the 18th Regional Health Area of Paraná State, Brazil, using case study methodology. The data were collected between January and April 2015. Managers, management teams and the board of directors of the CIS (Consórcio Intermunicipal de Saúde) were interviewed. The 21 studied specialist areas were rated like Sufficient Quota, Insufficient Quota, Inexistent Supply, and Assistance Gap...
April 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406944/fixational-saccades-are-more-disconjugate-in-adults-than-in-children
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Aasef G Shaikh, Fatema F Ghasia
PURPOSE: Fixational eye movements are of particular interest for three reasons. They are critical for preventing visual fading and enhancing visual perception; their disconjugacy allows scanning in three dimensions, and their neural correlates span through the cortico-striatal, striato-collicular and brainstem networks. Fixational eye movements are altered in various pediatric ophthalmologic and neurologic disorders. The goal of this study was to compare the dynamics of fixational eye movements in normal children and adults...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385301/marshall-m-parks-memorial-lecture-ocular-motor-misbehavior-in-children-where-neuro-ophthalmology-meets-strabismus
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REVIEW
Michael C Brodsky
Clinical diagnosis has been supplemented by neuroimaging advances, genetic discoveries, and molecular research to generate new neurobiological discoveries pertaining to early maldevelopment of ocular motor control systems. In this focused review, I examine recent paradigm shifts that have transformed our understanding of pediatric ocular motor disease at the prenuclear and infranuclear levels. The pathogenesis of complex ocular motor disorders, such as paradoxical pupillary constriction to darkness, benign tonic upgaze of infancy, congenital fibrosis syndrome, and the constellation of unique eye movements that accompany Joubert syndrome, are elucidated...
April 3, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377823/optical-coherence-tomography-and-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-monitoring-coats-disease
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Wojciech Hautz, Joanna Gołębiewska, Beata Kocyła-Karczmarewicz
Purpose. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) in monitoring pediatric patients with Coats' disease. Material and Methods. This retrospective study included 9 Caucasian patients receiving treatment for Coats' disease at the Children's Memorial Health Institute Ophthalmology Department between December 2014 and May 2016. The course of the disease was monitored with OCTA in combination with OCT and fluorescein angiography (FA)...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368273/consensus-statement-of-the-indian-academy-of-pediatrics-on-evaluation-and-management-of-learning-disability
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M K C Nair, Chhaya Prasad, Jeeson Unni, Anjan Bhattacharya, S S Kamath, Samir Dalwai
JUSTIFICATION: Learning Disability (LD) in children is a well-recognized developmental disorder, which has profound academic and psychosocial consequences. Due to the complex nature of LD and multiple disadvantages posed to the child due to LD, a multidisciplinary approach towards intervention is warranted. Given the paucity of evidence-based standardized treatment approaches, consensus guidelines for management of LD are needed. PROCESS: The meeting on formulation of national consensus guidelines on neurodevelopmental disorders was organized by Indian Academy of Pediatrics in Mumbai, on 18th and 19th December, 2015...
March 29, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362560/comparing-outcomes-of-pediatric-and-adult-external-dacryocystorhinostomy-in-nepal-is-age-a-prognostic-factor
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Ben Limbu, Sulaxmi Katwal, Nicole S Lim, Michelle L Faierman, Anna G Gushchin, Rohit Saiju
We determine whether age is a prognostic factor for surgical outcomes of external dacryocystorhinostomy (Ex-DCR). This retrospective cohort study conducted at Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology (Kathmandu, Nepal) compared pediatric Ex-DCR procedures (age ≤ 15 years) to adult Ex-DCR procedures (age > 15 years) and was performed between January 2013 and December 2013, with a minimum follow-up period of 6 months. Primary outcome measure was rate of success, defined as complete resolution of subjective symptom(s) of epiphora (subjective success), combined with patent lacrimal passage on syringing (anatomical success) at last follow-up visit...
March 31, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345241/the-new-swedish-report-on-shaken-baby-syndrome-is-misleading
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Kerstin Hellgren, Ann Hellström, Anna-Lena Hård, Lena Jacobson, Ulrika Lidén, Stefan Löfgren, Kristina Teär Fahnehjelm, Jan Ygge
In this issue of Acta Paediatrica, Professor Alex Levin, Director of the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Service at Wills Eye Hospital, (PA, USA), expresses relevant concerns (1) about a report produced by the Swedish Agency for Technology Assessment of Health and Social Services (SBU) (2) and summarized in a paper by Lynøe et al (3). He also provides necessary input on the importance of the morphology and distribution of retinal hemorrhages in diagnosing different causes of retinal bleedings. SBU undertakes independent assessments of methods used in health, medical, dental and social services and services provided to persons with certain functional disabilities...
March 27, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341476/panel-based-clinical-genetic-testing-in-85-children-with-inherited-retinal-disease
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Rachel L Taylor, Neil R A Parry, Stephanie J Barton, Christopher Campbell, Claire M Delaney, Jamie M Ellingford, Georgina Hall, Claire Hardcastle, Jiten Morarji, Elisabeth J Nichol, Lindsi C Williams, Sofia Douzgou, Jill Clayton-Smith, Simon C Ramsden, Vinod Sharma, Susmito Biswas, I Chris Lloyd, Jane L Ashworth, Graeme C Black, Panagiotis I Sergouniotis
PURPOSE: To assess the clinical usefulness of genetic testing in a pediatric population with inherited retinal disease (IRD). DESIGN: Single-center retrospective case series. PARTICIPANTS: Eighty-five unrelated children with a diagnosis of isolated or syndromic IRD who were referred for clinical genetic testing between January 2014 and July 2016. METHODS: Participants underwent a detailed ophthalmic examination, accompanied by electrodiagnostic testing (EDT) and dysmorphologic assessment where appropriate...
March 21, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336401/performance-of-the-spot-vision-screener-in-children-younger-than-three-years-of-age
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Blake D Forcina, M Millicent Peterseim, M Edward Wilson, Edward W Cheeseman, Samuel Feldman, Amanda L Marzolf, Bethany J Wolf, Rupal H Trivedi
PURPOSE: To evaluate the use of the Spot Vision Screener (Spot; Welch Allyn, Skaneateles Falls, NY) for detection of amblyopia risk factors in children aged 6 months to 3 years, as defined by the 2013 guidelines of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. DESIGN: Reliability analysis METHODS: In this study, children seen from 01 June 2012 to 30 April 2016 were tested with the Spot during a routine visit. Enrolled children underwent a comprehensive eye examination including cycloplegic refraction and sensorimotor testing within six months of the testing date by a pediatric ophthalmologist masked to the Spot results...
March 20, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328621/ocular-involvement-in-children-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Samuele Naviglio, Fulvio Parentin, Silvia Nider, Nicolò Rassu, Stefano Martelossi, Alessandro Ventura
BACKGROUND: Data on ocular manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in children are limited. Some authors have reported a high prevalence of asymptomatic uveitis, yet the significance of these observations is unknown and there are no recommendations on which ophthalmologic follow-up should be offered. METHODS: Children with IBD seen at a single referral center for pediatric gastroenterology were offered ophthalmologic evaluation as part of routine care for their disease...
March 21, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325786/impact-on-hospital-resources-of-systematic-evaluation-and-management-of-suspected-nonaccidental-trauma-in-patients-less-than-4-years-of-age
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Bethann M Pflugeisen, Mauricio A Escobar, Dustin Haferbecker, Yolanda Duralde, Elizabeth Pohlson
OBJECTIVE: There has been an increasing movement worldwide to create systematic screening and management procedures for atypical injury patterns in children with the hope of better detecting and evaluating nonaccidental trauma (NAT). A legitimate concern for any hospital considering implementation of a systematic evaluation process is the impact on already burdened hospital resources. We hypothesized that implementation of a guideline that uses red flags related to history, physical, or radiologic findings to trigger a standardized NAT evaluation of patients <4 years would not negatively affect resource utilization at our level II pediatric trauma center...
March 21, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284856/magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings-in-children-with-spasmus-nutans
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Meredith Bowen, Jason H Peragallo, Stephen F Kralik, Andrea Poretti, Thierry A G M Huisman, Bruno P Soares
BACKGROUND: Spasmus nutans (SN) is a rare pediatric ophthalmologic syndrome characterized by nystagmus, head bobbing, and abnormal head positioning. Historically, SN has been associated with underlying optic pathway gliomas (OPG); however, evidence of this association is based primarily on a small number of isolated case reports. Prior retrospective analyses have found the rate of OPG to be <2%, but these studies only intermittently used neuroimaging with computed tomography, which has limited sensitivity for detection of small lesions in the optic pathway...
April 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271552/localized-scleroderma-clinical-and-epidemiological-features-with-emphasis-on-adulthood-versus-childhood-onset-disease-differences
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REVIEW
A Lis-Święty, A Skrzypek-Salamon, I Ranosz-Janicka, L Brzezińska-Wcisło
BACKGROUND: Localized scleroderma is a rare inflammatory skin disorder that affects the skin and sometimes underlying subcutaneous tissue, muscles or bones. The disease has two modes of onset: juvenile- (JLS) and adult-onset (aLoS). Clinical features have impact on diagnostic and treatment recommendations, but no consensus on the disease management depending on the age at diagnosis was given. OBJECTIVE: To identify these features which differentiate aLoS from JLS...
March 8, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259508/-mydriatic-eye-drops-for-children-analysis-of-use
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R Dumont, E Bui Quoc, S Ajzenfisz, O Bourdon, S Prot-Labarthe
Mydriatic eye drops are indicated for ophthalmologic exams (fundus and cycloplegic effect for refraction diagnosis). Their use must be optimal to avoid adverse reactions. This is even more important in pediatrics, because few clinical studies were conducted in this population during drug development. We reviewed the use of mydriatic eye drops, gathering information from the Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) from the Theriaque(®) database (CNHIM) and the manufacturers' information, in terms of dose, concentration and volume administered, age limit indications, recommendations for administration, and our local practice...
March 1, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258301/-minimally-invasive-diagnostics-and-therapy-of-congenital-nasolacrimal-duct-obstruction
#15
J Heichel, H-G Struck
BACKGROUND: One of the most frequent issues in pediatric ophthalmology concerns congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction (CNLDO). Typically, irritation of the medial eyelid angle occurs during the first days of life and later increased epiphora appears as tear production is still reduced in young infants. In the case of intrasaccal or postsaccal nasolacrimal duct stenosis, a chronic dacryocystitis develops. METHODS: Modern minimally invasive diagnostics and therapy of CNLDO are reviewed by means of a search of the recent literature and reflection of own experiences...
March 3, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254627/inferior-rectus-transposition-a-novel-procedure-for-abducens-palsy
#16
Federico G Velez, Melinda Y Chang, Stacy L Pineles
PURPOSE: Superior rectus transposition (SRT) has been popularized for the treatment of abduction deficiencies. Potential complications include induced vertical deviation and torsion. A new procedure, the inferior rectus transposition (IRT) may be similarly beneficial for patients at risk for post-operative vertical deviation or incyclotropia. The purpose of this study is to describe the outcomes of patients undergoing IRT. DESIGN: Prospective, interventional case series METHODS: Five patients in an academic pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus practice with a complete lateral rectus palsy who underwent IRT were studied...
February 27, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182167/comparison-of-intraocular-pressure-measurements-in-healthy-pediatric-patients-using-three-types-of-tonometers
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Muhsin Eraslan, Eren Çerman, Sena Sümmen
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to compare intraocular pressure (IOP) measurements in healthy pediatric patients using three types of tonometers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-eight eyes of 78 patients under the age of 18 who underwent a routine ophthalmologic examination were included in the study. IOP was measured using Tono-Pen (TP) tonometry, Goldmann applanation tonometry (GAT), and non-contact tonometry (NCT), consecutively. IOP was adjusted based on central corneal thickness (CCT)...
January 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177849/the-clinical-evaluation-of-infantile-nystagmus-what-to-do-first-and-why
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Morgan Bertsch, Michael Floyd, Taylor Kehoe, Wanda Pfeifer, Arlene V Drack
INTRODUCTION: Infantile nystagmus has many causes, some life threatening. We determined the most common diagnoses in order to develop a testing algorithm. METHODS: Retrospective chart review. Exclusion criteria were no nystagmus, acquired after 6 months, or lack of examination. DATA COLLECTED: pediatric eye examination findings, ancillary testing, order of testing, referral, and final diagnoses. Final diagnosis was defined as meeting published clinical criteria and/or confirmed by diagnostic testing...
January 2017: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146442/comparison-of-ex-press-shunt-and-trabeculectomy-with-mitomycin-c-in-congenital-and-juvenile-glaucoma
#19
David L Nash, Eric R Crouch, Earl R Crouch
PURPOSE: To compare efficacy and safety of EX-PRESS mini glaucoma shunt (Alcon) and trabeculectomy with mitomycin-C (MMC) in the management of pediatric glaucoma. METHODS: The authors retrospectively reviewed patients from a single pediatric ophthalmology practice with either congenital or juvenile glaucoma who underwent surgical treatment with either trabeculectomy or EX-PRESS shunt insertion with MMC. Postoperative intraocular pressure at 6, 18, and 36 months, medication requirements, visual acuities, postoperative interventions, complications, and noncompliance with medications or follow-up was reviewed...
February 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146012/identification-of-optic-nerve-swelling-using-point-of-care-ocular-ultrasound-in-children
#20
Ronald F Marchese, Rakesh D Mistry, Gil Binenbaum, Grant T Liu, Richard J Scarfone, Ashley L Woodford, Aaron E Chen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility and accuracy of point-of-care (POC) ocular ultrasound (US) when performed by a pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) physician to detect optic nerve abnormalities concerning for swelling, as compared with the fundus examination performed by an ophthalmologist. METHODS: This was a single-center, prospective cohort pilot study of children aged 12 months to 18 years who required optic disc evaluation by an ophthalmologist...
January 31, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
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