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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922710/paediatric-mild-head-injury-is-routine-admission-to-a-tertiary-trauma-hospital-necessary
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Krishna Tallapragada, Ratna Soundarya Peddada, Mark Dexter
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that children with isolated linear skull fractures have excellent clinical outcomes and low risk of surgery. We wish to identify other injury patterns within the spectrum of paediatric mild head injury, which need only conservative management. Children with low risk of evolving neurosurgical lesions could be safely managed in primary hospitals. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed all children with mild head injury (i.e. admission Glasgow coma score 13-15) and skull fracture or haematoma on a head computed tomography scan admitted to Westmead Children's Hospital, Sydney over the years 2009-2014...
September 18, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905221/comparison-between-percutaneous-and-open-reduction-for-treating-paediatric-talar-neck-fractures
#2
Xu Zhang, Xinzhong Shao, Yadong Yu, Yingzhe Zhang, Guizheng Zhang, Dehu Tian
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the study was to introduce percutaneous reduction and fixation of paediatric talar neck fractures. The study also included a comparison between the technique and the conventional open surgery. METHODS: From October 2003 to May 2013, 23 children (group A) with closed two-part talar neck fractures were treated with percutaneous reduction. For comparison, another group of 26 children (group B) were treated with the conventional open surgery...
September 13, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901937/advances-in-paediatric-gastroenterology
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REVIEW
Paul K H Tam, Patrick H Y Chung, Shawn D St Peter, Christopher P Gayer, Henri R Ford, Greta C H Tam, Kenneth K Y Wong, Mikko P Pakarinen, Mark Davenport
Recent developments in paediatric gastrointestinal surgery have focused on minimally invasive surgery, the accumulation of high-quality clinical evidence, and scientific research. The benefits of minimally invasive surgery for common disorders like appendicitis and hypertrophic pyloric stenosis are all supported by good clinical evidence. Although minimally invasive surgery has been extended to neonatal surgery, it is difficult to establish its role for neonatal disorders such as oesophageal atresia and biliary atresia through clinical trials because of the rarity of these disorders...
September 9, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901936/advances-in-paediatric-urology
#4
REVIEW
David A Diamond, Ivy H Y Chan, Andrew J A Holland, Michael P Kurtz, Caleb Nelson, Carlos R Estrada, Stuart Bauer, Paul K H Tam
Paediatric urological surgery is often required for managing congenital and acquired disorders of the genitourinary system. In this Series paper, we highlight advances in the surgical management of six paediatric urological disorders. The management of vesicoureteral reflux is evolving, with advocacy ranging from a less interventional assessment and antimicrobial prophylaxis to surgery including endoscopic injection of a bulking agent and minimally invasive ureteric reimplantation. Evidence supports early orchidopexy to improve fertility and reduce malignancy in boys with undescended testes...
September 9, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901925/long-term-implications-and-global-impact-of-paediatric-surgery
#5
Paul K H Tam, Mark Davenport, Ivy H Y Chan, Alp Numanoglu, Piet Hoebeke, David A Diamond
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 9, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901923/pushing-the-boundaries-in-paediatric-surgery
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EDITORIAL
The Lancet
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September 9, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889833/acute-kidney-injury-following-first-stage-palliation-in-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-hybrid-versus-norwood-palliation
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Richard U Garcia, Girija Natarajan, Henry L Walters, Ralph E Delius, Sanjeev Aggarwal
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of acute kidney injury after first-stage surgical palliation in patients with a single ventricle and to explore associated risk factors and outcomes. Design and patients This single-centre retrospective study included neonates who underwent either Norwood or Hybrid procedure from 2008 to 2015 for a single ventricle. Postoperative acute kidney injury was defined using the paediatric risk, injury, failure, loss, end-stage renal disease (pRIFLE), criteria within 72 hours of the procedure...
September 11, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889829/neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-reflects-inflammation-and-is-not-a-reliable-renal-biomarker-in-neonates-and-infants-after-cardiopulmonary-bypass-a-prospective-case-control-study
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Karl Reiter, Gunter Balling, Vittorio Bonelli, Jelena Pabst von Ohain, Siegmund Lorenz Braun, Peter Ewert, Bettina Ruf
Introduction Acute kidney injury is a frequent complication after cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass in infants. Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin has been suggested to be a promising early biomarker of impending acute kidney injury. On the other hand, neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin has been shown to be elevated in systemic inflammatory diseases without renal impairment. In this secondary analysis of data from our previous study on acute kidney injury after infant cardiac surgery, our hypothesis was that neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin may be associated with surgery-related inflammation...
September 11, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889827/multidisciplinary-family-centred-psychosocial-care-for-patients-with-chd-consensus-recommendations-from-the-aepc-psychosocial-working-group
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Elisabeth M W J Utens, Edward Callus, Eveline M Levert, Katya De Groote, Frank Casey
Because of the enormous advances in the medical treatment of CHD, the long-term survival of patients suffering from this disease has increased significantly. Currently, about 90% of patients reach adulthood, which entails many new challenges both for patients and their families and for healthcare professionals. The main objective of family-centred psychosocial care is to strengthen the emotional resilience of chronically ill patients and their families by adopting a holistic approach. During the biannual meeting of the psychosocial working group in 2012, participants expressed the need for general European guidelines...
September 11, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889825/enhancement-of-diuresis-with-metolazone-in-infant-paediatric-cardiac-intensive-care-patients
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Russell T Wise, Brady S Moffett, Ayse Akcan-Arikan, Marianne Galati, Natasha Afonso, Paul A Checchia
BACKGROUND: Few data are available regarding the use of metolazone in infants in cardiac intensive care. Researchers need to carry out further evaluation to characterise the effects of this treatment in this population. METHODS: This is a descriptive, retrospective study carried out in patients less than a year old. These infants had received metolazone over a 2-year period in the paediatric cardiac intensive care unit at our institution. The primary goal was to measure the change in urine output from 24 hours before the start of metolazone therapy to 24 hours after...
September 11, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889818/efficacy-and-safety-of-recombinant-tissue-plasminogen-activator-for-venous-thrombosis-after-paediatric-heart-surgery
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Lindsey B Justice, David P Nelson, Joseph Palumbo, Jaclyn Sawyer, Manish N Patel, Jonathan W Byrnes
OBJECTIVE: Reports in the literature of treatment with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator following cardiac surgery are limited. We reviewed our experience to provide a case series of the therapeutic use of tissue plasminogen activator for the treatment of venous thrombosis in children after cardiac surgery. The data describe the morbidity, mortality, and clinical outcomes of tissue plasminogen activator administration for treatment of venous thrombosis in children following cardiac surgery...
September 11, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879826/management-of-paediatric-acute-mastoiditis-systematic-review
#12
R Loh, M Phua, C-K L Shaw
BACKGROUND: Acute mastoiditis remains the commonest intratemporal complication of otitis media in the paediatric population. There has been a lack of consensus regarding the diagnosis and management of acute mastoiditis, resulting in considerable disparity in conservative and surgical management. OBJECTIVES: To review the current literature, proposing recommendations for the management of paediatric acute mastoiditis and appraising the treatment outcomes. METHOD: A systematic review was conducted using PubMed, Web of Science and Cochrane Library databases...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876692/paediatric-splenectomy-the-johannesburg-experience
#13
N Patel, A Nicola, P Bennett, E Mapunda, J Loveland, A Grieve
BACKGROUND: Splenectomy is uncommon in children and data on splenectomies in the South African paediatric population is sparse. A deeper understanding of the demographics, indications, techniques, and postoperative management of patients requiring splenectomy may improve care. METHOD: Patient records for all splenectomies performed in children aged 0 to 16 years at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic (CMJAH) and Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospitals (CHBAH) between 2000 and 2015 were reviewed...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876675/global-surgery-a-review-of-the-paediatric-surgical-workforce-in-south-africa
#14
A J Dell
BACKGROUND: Background Surgical conditions lead to premature death and disability resulting in a massive economic burden. Contributing to this global crisis is the lack of data on the limited surgical workforce in many low and middle income countries (LMICs). METHOD: All paediatric surgeons were contacted during the period 1-28 February 2017 via email as well as during a congress which was held at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, and a database was compiled...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876567/a-review-of-presentations-to-the-surgical-research-society-of-southern-africa-and-the-association-of-surgeons-of-south-africa-from-2010-to-2016
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S Burger, S van Straten, S Rayne
This paper looks at research done in South Africa from 2010 to 2016. We reviewed a total of 679 abstracts, posters and oral presentations submitted to the SAJS and the ASSA congresses during this time. During this time 21945 patients were investigated with an average of 577,5 patients per study. Each paper had on average 3,5 authors. The most popular topics are trauma (23%), gastrointestinal surgery (18%) and breast (11%). Upcoming topics include: reducing sepsis, global surgery, procedural discussion, infectious diseases (HIV/ TB), post-operative healing, ENT, neuro, plastic surgery, cardiothoracic and paediatric surgery...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875887/the-spectrum-and-outcome-of-paediatric-traumatic-brain-injury-in-kwazulu-natal-province-south-africa-has-not-changed-over-the-last-two-decades
#16
J J P Buitendag, V Y Kong, J L Bruce, G L Laing, D L Clarke, P Brysiewicz
OBJECTIVES: This retrospective review of a prospectively entered and maintained hybrid electronic trauma registry was intended to develop a comprehensive overview of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children and adolescents and to compare it with previous audits from our local environment and from other developing world centres. All TBI patients admitted to hospital were included in this study. We reviewed the age, gender, outcomes, radiological findings and treatment of the patients. METHODS: All patients aged ≤18 years old who were admitted by the Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Trauma Service (PMTS) with TBI between December 2012 and December 2016 were included in this audit...
August 25, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875787/observing-the-best-of-care
#17
Ewout van Sabben
In my second year of training as a children's nursing student, I was on placement on a paediatric intensive care unit when I had the opportunity to observe an 11-year-old boy with rheumatic heart disease undergo cardiac surgery.
September 6, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874030/synergistic-effects-of-remote-perconditioning-with-terminal-blood-cardioplegia-in-an-in-vivo-piglet-model
#18
Takayuki Abe, Kiyozo Morita, Gen Shinohara, Kazuhiro Hashimoto, Masako Nishikawa
OBJECTIVES: This study tested the hypothesis that remote perconditioning offers effective and synergistic cardioprotection to terminal warm blood cardioplegia for prompt ventricular recovery after prolonged cardioplegic arrest in an in vivo piglet model. METHODS: Twenty-four piglets were subjected to 120 min of single-dose cardioplegic arrest and were divided into 4 groups according to the mode of reperfusion: control (simple aortic unclamp), remote perconditioning, terminal warm blood cardioplegia or remote perconditioning + terminal warm blood cardioplegia; remote perconditioning (4 cycles of 5-min ischaemia-reperfusion of the lower limb) was applied prior to aortic unclamping...
September 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870163/comparison-of-the-supreme%C3%A2-and-proseal%C3%A2-laryngeal-mask-airways-in-infants-a-prospective-randomised-clinical-study
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Sibel Oba, Hacer Sebnem Turk, Canan Tulay Isil, Huseyin Erdogan, Pinar Sayin, Ali Ihsan Dokucu
BACKGROUND: The Supreme™ and ProSeal™ laryngeal mask airways (LMAs) are widely used in paediatric anaesthesia; however, LMA use in infants is limited because many anaesthesiologists prefer to use tracheal intubation in infants. In this study, we compared the Supreme and ProSeal LMAs in infants by measuring their performance characteristics, including insertion features, ventilation parameters, induced changes in haemodynamics and rates of postoperative complications. METHODS: Infants of ASA physical status I scheduled for elective, minor, lower abdominal surgery were divided into two groups: the Supreme LMA group and the ProSeal LMA group...
September 5, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870116/beta-thalassemia-in-the-paediatric-cardiac-surgery-setting-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Rebecca Richardson, Richard Issitt, Richard Crook
Beta (β)-thalassemia is a blood disorder with an incidence of 1 in 100,000.(1) This case report outlines a patient with β-thalassemia requiring cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and the measures taken to ensure an uneventful procedure.
September 1, 2017: Perfusion
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