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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145243/obstructive-internal-hernia-caused-by-mesodiverticular-bands-in-children-two-case-reports-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Mirko Bertozzi, Berardino Melissa, Elisa Magrini, Giuseppe Di Cara, Susanna Esposito, Antonino Apignani
INTRODUCTION: The mesodiverticular band (MDB) is an embryologic remnant of the vitelline circulation, which carries the arterial supply to the Meckel diverticulum. In the event of an error of involution, a patent or nonpatent arterial band persists and extends from the mesentery to the apex of the antimesenteric diverticulum. This creates a snare-like opening through which bowel loops may herniate and become obstructed. This report describes 2 rare cases of small bowel occlusion owing to an internal hernia caused by a MDB...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110982/point-of-care-ultrasound-is-associated-with-decreased-length-of-stay-in-children-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-with-soft-tissue-infection
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Margaret J Lin, Mark Neuman, Rachel Rempell, Michael Monuteaux, Jason Levy
BACKGROUND: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is increasingly being used to differentiate cellulitis from abscess in the pediatric emergency department (ED). POCUS has also been shown to decrease length of stay (LOS) for other applications among adult patients. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine if ED LOS differed for children presenting with skin and soft tissue infections who received POCUS versus radiology-performed ultrasound. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of children presenting to an urban pediatric ED between January 2011 and June 2013 with a diagnosis of cellulitis or abscess who underwent soft tissue ultrasound...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110981/distributive-shock-in-a-neonate-with-diffuse-infantile-hepatic-hemangioma
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James Brown, Rajan Arora, Usha Sethuraman
BACKGROUND: Hemangiomas are common cutaneous findings on healthy infants. These vascular malformations are generally benign, though in rare circumstances they can potentially be fatal. This is particularly true when the hemangiomas are large or numerous and occurring in visceral organs. Previously unrecognized visceral hemangiomas are part of the differential for any neonate presenting unexpectedly in shock. CASE REPORT: A 10-day-old neonate presented to the pediatric emergency department with difficulty breathing...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095775/vaginal-foreign-bodies-the-potential-role-of-point-of-care-ultrasound-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department
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Isabel Theresia Gross, Antonio Riera
Transabdominal point-of-care ultrasound may be a helpful tool during the evaluation of children with suspected vaginal foreign bodies. We discuss the case of an 11-year-old girl presenting after having placed a pen into her vagina. The patient attempted to remove the pen, but there was concern the cap may have been retained in the vagina. Point-of-care ultrasound findings confirmed a retained pen cap that was subsequently removed by pediatric surgery. We discuss the role of transabdominal point-of-care ultrasound for the detection of vaginal foreign bodies in pediatric patients...
November 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095385/ultrasound-guided-popliteal-sciatic-nerve-block-for-an-ankle-laceration-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department
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Takaaki Mori, Yusuke Hagiwara
Although ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve block has recently been introduced into pediatric emergency departments, knowledge of its use is limited. We present here a case demonstrating the safety and effectiveness of ultrasound-guided popliteal sciatic nerve block for a pediatric spoke injury in a pediatric emergency department setting.
October 31, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036004/the-utility-of-clinical-ultrasonography-in-identifying-distal-forearm-fractures-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department
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Iratxe Galletebeitia Laka, Frederic Samson, Inigo Gorostiza, Andrés Gonzalez, Carlos Gonzalez
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the utility of Point-Of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) for diagnosing distal forearm fractures in pediatric emergency departments (ED). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective observational study was carried out in children aged younger than 15 years attended in an ED with an indication of radiography because of a suspected distal forearm fracture. The POCUS was performed considering cortical irregularity or disruption compatible with fracture...
October 13, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990219/emergency-ultrasound-a-survey-study-of-fellowship-graduate-characteristics-and-career-paths
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Katja Goldflam, Dimitrios Papanagnou, Resa E Lewiss
OBJECTIVES: There are sparse data on the career pathways of graduates of emergency ultrasound fellowships. The authors sought to define the characteristics of graduates and their reported career paths after training through this survey study. METHODS: A 26-question anonymous survey was emailed to 597 graduates of 70 fellowships over a 4-week period. No incentives were provided for completion of the questionnaire. Descriptive statistics are reported. For qualitative data, open- and axial-coding methods were used...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982533/radiology-report-disclaimers-increase-the-use-of-abdominal-ct-in-the-work-up-of-pediatric-abdominal-pain
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Scott M Alter, Brian Walsh, Patrick J Lenehan, Richard D Shih
OBJECTIVE: Pediatric abdominal pain is commonly evaluated in the emergency department (ED) initially by ultrasonography (U/S). Radiology reports often include commentary about U/S limitations and possible need for additional testing or evaluation independent of study interpretation. We sought to determine if presence of a "disclaimer" is associated with additional imaging. METHODS: Design: Retrospective cohort. SETTING: Community ED with volume of 85,000 annual visits...
September 14, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976457/revisiting-the-appendiceal-diameter-via-ultrasound-for-the-diagnosis-of-acute-appendicitis
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Henry P Chicaiza, Laurie Malia, Christine H Mulvey, Sharon R Smith
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to investigate the optimal outer appendiceal diameter via ultrasound for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted on patients (ages, 2-18 years) presenting to an urban pediatric emergency department between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2010 with suspected acute appendicitis. Children were considered as having "suspected acute appendicitis" if they (1) presented with acute abdominal pain and had either a surgical consult or an abdominal ultrasound, or (2) presented or transferred with the stated suspicion of acute appendicitis...
October 2, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953103/sonographically-occult-abscesses-of-the-buttock-and-perineum-in-children
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Courtney E Nelson, Summer Kaplan, Richard D Bellah, Aaron E Chen
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound (US) is used to differentiate abscess from cellulitis. At our institution, we observed children who had purulent fluid obtained after a negative abscess US. We sought to determine the incidence of sonographically occult abscess (SOA) of the buttock and perineum, and identify associated clinical and demographic characteristics. METHODS: Retrospective chart review including children younger than 18 years old presenting to pediatric emergency department with soft tissue infection of the buttock or perineum and diagnostic radiology US read as negative for abscess...
September 25, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938257/childhood-visceral-leishmaniasis-distinctive-features-and-diagnosis-of-a-re-emerging-disease-an-11-year-experience-from-a-tertiary-referral-center-in-athens-greece
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Panagiotis Krepis, Adamantia Krepi, Ioanna Argyri, Anastasios Aggelis, Alexandra Soldatou, Maria Tsolia
BACKGROUND: Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) remains a public health issue in Greece. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of pediatric VL in our region as well as to evaluate the laboratory findings and the diagnostic techniques that are applied. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all children diagnosed with VL in an 11-year period at a tertiary public hospital in the region of Athens. Demographic features, clinical information and laboratory findings were accessed...
September 20, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928927/unusual-cause-of-acute-scrotum-in-children-a-case-report
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Salahoudine Idrissa, Mohamed Amine Oukhouya, Mohamed Tazi, Abdelhalim Mahmoudi, Aziz Elmadi, Khalid Khattala, Youssef Bouabdallah
A 13-year-old boy was presented in the pediatric emergency with a 2-week history of swelling of the right scrotal contents of simple evolution, which was worsened by the appearance of an acute scrotal pain 48 h prior to his consultation. The doppler ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) scan revealed an incarceration of the omentum in an inguinal hernia. Acute scrotal pain and swelling is a common reason for surgical consultation in the emergency department of children. However, omentum is a rare content of inguinal hernia in children and infarct is exceptional...
September 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927978/approaching-zero-implications-of-a-computed-tomography-reduction-program-for-pediatric-appendicitis-evaluation
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K Tinsley Anderson, Marisa Bartz-Kurycki, Mary T Austin, Akemi Kawaguchi, Susan D John, Lillian S Kao, KuoJen Tsao
PURPOSE: Because of awareness of iatrogenic radiation exposure, there is a national trend of diminishing computed tomography (CT) use for pediatric suspected appendicitis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a CT reduction program for evaluation of appendicitis. METHODS: A multidisciplinary group (emergency medicine, radiology, and surgery) at a children's hospital developed a reduction program which included: ultrasound (U/S) first (2012), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) second (2014), and standardized U/S reports (2016)...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927352/an-acute-presentation-of-pediatric-mesenteric-lymphangioma-a-case-report-and-literature-overview
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Céline Clement, Rob Snoekx, Pieter Ceulemans, Inez Wyn, Jan Matheï
INTRODUCTION: Lymphangioma accounts for 5% of benign pediatric tumors and less than 1% is located in the abdomen. While mesenteric lymphatic malformation or mesenteric lymphangioma (ML), mostly appears asymptomatic in adults, an acute clinical presentation is seen more often in children. Symptoms can mimic obstruction or peritonitis and diagnosis can therefore be challenging. Imaging studies are performed to exclude other causes of obstruction or peritonitis. Diagnosis of ML is always made by histology...
September 19, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916590/us-emergency-department-trends-in-imaging-for-pediatric-nontraumatic-abdominal-pain
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Lauren M Niles, Monika K Goyal, Gia M Badolato, James M Chamberlain, Joanna S Cohen
OBJECTIVES: To describe national emergency department (ED) trends in computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound imaging for the evaluation of pediatric nontraumatic abdominal pain from 2007 through 2014. METHODS: We used data from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey to measure trends in CT and ultrasound use among children with nontraumatic abdominal pain. We performed multivariable logistic regression to measure the strength of the association of ED type (pediatric versus general ED) with CT and ultrasound use adjusting for potential confounding variables...
October 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914343/image-guided-percutaneous-removal-of-ballistic-foreign-bodies-secondary-to-air-gun-injuries
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Jacob L Rothermund, Andrew J Rabe, Nicholas A Zumberge, James W Murakami, Patrick S Warren, Mark J Hogan
BACKGROUND: Ballistic injuries with retained foreign bodies from air guns is a relatively common problem, particularly in children and adolescents. If not removed in a timely fashion, the foreign bodies can result in complications, including pain and infection. Diagnostic methods to identify the presence of the foreign body run the entire gamut of radiology, particularly radiography, ultrasound (US) and computed tomography (CT). Removal of the foreign bodies can be performed by primary care, emergency, surgical, and radiologic clinicians, with or without imaging guidance...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884300/what-every-radiologist-should-know-about-adnexal-torsion
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Guillaume Ssi-Yan-Kai, Anne-Laure Rivain, Caroline Trichot, Marie-Chantal Morcelet, Sophie Prevot, Xavier Deffieux, Jocelyne De Laveaucoupet
Adnexal torsion is the fifth most common gynecologic surgical emergency, requiring clinician and radiologist awareness. It involves the rotation of the ovarian tissue on its vascular pedicle leading to stromal edema, hemorrhagic infarction, and necrosis of the adnexal structures with the subsequent sequelae. Expedient diagnosis poses a difficult challenge because the clinical presentation is variable and often misleading. Adnexal torsion can mimic malignancy as it can take a subacute, intermittent, or chronic course, and thereby can be complicated to diagnose...
September 7, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871660/clinical-echocardiographic-and-therapeutic-aspects-of-congenital-heart-diseases-of-children-at-douala-general-hospital-a-cross-sectional-study-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Félicité Kamdem, Danielle Kedy Koum, Ba Hamadou, Mélanie Yemdji, Henry Luma, Marie Solange Doualla, Diomède Noukeu, Esther Barla, Christophe Akazong, Anastase Dzudie, Henry Ngote, Yves Monkam, Sidiki Mouliom, Samuel Kingue
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular diseases in pediatric pathologies have emerged in the recent years in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), with congenital heart diseases (CHDs) being the most frequent. Unfortunately, their diagnosis is usually delayed, thereby increasing childhood morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVES: Describe the clinical, echocardiographic, and therapeutic aspects of CHDs of children at Douala General Hospital. METHODS: We carried out a cross-sectional descriptive study over a 10-year period, from January 2006 to December 2015...
September 4, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857959/ovarian-torsion-in-a-pediatric-patient-the-importance-of-repeat-imaging
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Christopher Skappak, Jackie L Thurston, April J Kam
A previously healthy 10-year-old girl presented to the emergency department with a 1-day history of abdominal pain. She was afebrile with an elevated white blood cell count and a negative pelvic ultrasound. The pain resolved while in hospital, and the patient was discharged home. The patient returned 10 days later, and the pain now migrated from the left flank to the subumbilical region. The patient now had an elevated white blood cell count and C-reactive protein. On pelvic ultrasound, the patient had a large midline mass and a normal right ovary...
July 3, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833896/prospective-validation-of-clinical-score-for-males-presenting-with-an-acute-scrotum
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Lillian C Frohlich, Niloufar Paydar-Darian, Bartley G Cilento, Lois K Lee
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to validate the Testicular Workup for Ischemia and Suspected Torsion (TWIST) score among pediatric emergency medicine providers for the evaluation of pediatric males presenting with testicular pain and swelling (acute scrotum). METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study of males 3 months to 18 years old presenting with an acute scrotum. History and physical examination findings, including components of the TWIST score (hard testicle, absent cremasteric reflex, nausea/vomiting, and high riding testicle) as well as diagnostic results (ultrasound, urine, sexually transmitted infection testing) were recorded...
August 20, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
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