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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088941/fracture-union-in-percutaneous-kirschner-wire-fixation-in-paediatric-tibial-shaft-fractures
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Ramji Lal Sahu, Rajni Ranjan
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of intramedullary Kirschner wires for the treatment of unstable tibial shaft fractures in children. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Maharishi Markandeshwar Medical College from June 2005 to June 2010. Sixty-six children having closed fracture of the tibial shaft with a mean age of 7.7 years (range, 2-14 years) were recruited from emergency and outpatient department. They were treated with percutaneous intramedullary Kirschner wires...
December 1, 2016: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087550/trends-and-changes-in-paediatric-tonsil-surgery-in-sweden-1987-2013-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Anna Borgström, Pia Nerfeldt, Danielle Friberg, Ola Sunnergren, Joacim Stalfors
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to longitudinally describe the history of tonsil surgery in Swedish children and adolescents regarding incidence, indications for surgery, surgical methods and the age and gender distributions. SETTING: A retrospective longitudinal population-based cohort study based on register data from the Swedish National Patient Register (NPR) and population data from Statistics Sweden. PARTICIPANTS: All Swedish children 1-<18 years registered in the NPR with a tonsil surgery procedure 1987-2013...
January 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087285/apert-syndrome-a-consensus-on-the-management-of-apert-hands
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David A Pettitt, Zeeshaan Arshad, Anuj Mishra, Paul McArthur
INTRODUCTION: Apert Syndrome is a congenital condition characterised by primary craniosynostosis, midfacial malformations and complex symmetrical malformations of the hands and feet. The hands demonstrate one of the most complex collections of congenital upper limb deformities, posing a significant challenge for the paediatric hand surgeon. This study examines the extant literature and current practice of the four UK specialist craniofacial units regarding the management of Apert hands in order to provide a basis for guideline development...
December 10, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073908/the-neuroendocrine-sequelae-of-paediatric-craniopharyngioma-a-40-year-meta-data-analysis-of-185-cases-from-three-uk-centres
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Timothy Shao Ern Tan, Leena Patel, Jaya Sujatha Gopal-Kothandapani, Sarah Ehtisham, Esieza Clare Ikazoboh, Richard Hayward, Kristian Aquilina, Mars Skae, Nicky Thorp, Barry Pizer, Mohammed Didi, Conor Mallucci, Joanne C Blair, Mark N Gaze, Ian Kamaly-Asl, Helen Spoudeas, Peter E Clayton
Objectives The management of paediatric craniopharyngiomas was traditionally complete resection (CR), with better reported tumour control compared to partial resection (PR) or limited surgery (LS). The subsequent shift towards hypothalamic-sparing, conservative surgery with adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) to any residual tumour, aimed at reducing neuroendocrine morbidity, has not been systematically studied. Hence, we reviewed the sequelae of differing management strategies in paediatric craniopharyngioma across three UK tertiary centres over four decades...
January 10, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065736/long-term-outcomes-of-bariatric-surgery-in-adolescents-with-severe-obesity-fabs-5-a-prospective-follow-up-analysis
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Thomas H Inge, Todd M Jenkins, Stavra A Xanthakos, John B Dixon, Stephen R Daniels, Meg H Zeller, Michael A Helmrath
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the long-term outcomes of bariatric surgery for severe adolescent obesity, raising questions about the durability of early responses to surgery. We aimed to analyse long-term (>5 years) outcomes of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in a cohort of young adults who had undergone the operation during adolescence, in the Follow-up of Adolescent Bariatric Surgery at 5 Plus Years (FABS-5+) extension study. METHODS: A cohort of young people aged 13-21 years underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for clinically severe obesity at a paediatric academic medical centre in the USA...
January 5, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065734/laparoscopic-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-in-adolescents-with-severe-obesity-amos-a-prospective-5-year-swedish-nationwide-study
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Torsten Olbers, Andrew J Beamish, Eva Gronowitz, Carl-Erik Flodmark, Jovanna Dahlgren, Gustaf Bruze, Kerstin Ekbom, Peter Friberg, Gunnar Göthberg, Kajsa Järvholm, Jan Karlsson, Staffan Mårild, Martin Neovius, Markku Peltonen, Claude Marcus
BACKGROUND: Severe obesity in adolescence is associated with reduced life expectancy and impaired quality of life. Long-term benefits of conservative treatments in adolescents are known to be modest, whereas short-term outcomes of adolescent bariatric surgery are promising. We aimed to compare 5-year outcomes of adolescent surgical patients after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass with those of conservatively treated adolescents and of adults undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, in the Adolescent Morbid Obesity Surgery (AMOS) study...
January 5, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062342/barriers-to-medical-compassion-as-a-function-of-experience-and-specialization-psychiatry-pediatrics-internal-medicine-surgery-and-general-practice
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Antonio T Fernando, Nathan S Consedine
CONTEXT: Compassion is an expectation of patients, regulatory bodies, and physicians themselves. Most research has, however, studied compassion fatigue rather than compassion itself and has concentrated on the role of the physician. The Transactional Model of Physician Compassion suggests that physician, patient, external environment, and clinical factors are all relevant. Because these factors vary both across different specialties and among physicians with differing degrees of experience, barriers to compassion are also likely to vary...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054101/management-of-bilateral-wilms-tumours
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Alastair J W Millar, Sharon Cox, Alan Davidson
Wilms tumour is named after Max Wilms. It is an embryonal tumour derived from the metanephros. It is the commonest childhood renal tumour and the third commonest paediatric malignancy. Synchronous bilateral Wilms tumours (BWT) represent 4-7% of all Wilms tumours (WT) and present at a younger age than unilateral Wilms tumours. At least 10% of synchronous BWTs have unfavourable histology, and up to 22% are associated with genitourinary abnormalities, aniridia, WAGR syndrome, Denys-Drash Syndrome, hemihypertrophy, or one of the other overgrowth syndromes...
January 4, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051045/meckel-s-diverticulum-in-children-our-12-year-experience
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Kamal Nain Rattan, Jasbir Singh, Poonam Dalal, Ananta Rattan
BACKGROUND: Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is the one of the most common congenital malformation of gastrointestinal tract and has varied clinical presentations. We are presenting here our 12-year experiences with MD in children at tertiary care hospital in North India. It highlights the fact that isolated gangrene of MD can occur, and it is associated with increased morbidity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study is conducted by analysing the medical records of the patients who were operated for MD in the last 12 years in paediatric surgery department at our hospital...
October 2016: African Journal of Paediatric Surgery: AJPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050470/neurofibromatosis-type-1-presenting-with-ophthalmic-features-a-case-series
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Gunjan Jain, Vaibhav Kumar Jain, Indra Kumar Sharma, Reena Sharma, Neeraj Saraswat
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1) is an autosomal dominant disorder involving multiple systems and affects approximately 1 out of 3000 persons. Ocular manifestations are lisch nodules, plexiform neurofibroma, optic pathway gliomas. The proper diagnosis of NF-1 is a crucial task for a clinician due to the various clinical manifestations including vision and life threatening malignancies in few patients, which may arise in the different phases of life. The authors report three cases of NF-1, presenting with ophthalmic symptoms in teenager boys...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050458/congenital-cystic-adenomatoid-malformation-a-tertiary-care-hospital-experience
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Asmita Anilkumar Mehta, Naveen Viswanathan, Anil Kumar Vasudevan, Roopa Paulose, Mohan Abraham
INTRODUCTION: Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation (CCAM) is an uncommon developmental deformity affecting the terminal respiratory structures. It is characterized by broncho pulmonary foregut malformations. The reason behind it is an arrest in lung development between 4(th) and 7(th) week of fetal life. AIM: The present study was conducted to assess the clinical and radiological profile and also to study the role of surgical intervention in patients with CCAM...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050445/decision-making-in-bowel-obstruction-a-review
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REVIEW
Aswini Kumar Pujahari
Over the last century there have not been significant changes in the anatomical location of obstruction. The age of presentation has increased along with age related co-morbidity. Management has consequently been challenging as risks keep on increasing with advanced age. Hence, clear decision making has become essential in its management. A selective review of the literature pertaining to common age related aetiologies, diagnosis methods leading to standard decision making and treatment of acute intestinal obstruction was done...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049368/a-wandering-folded-liver-displaced-by-the-distended-bowel-a-new-case-report-with-review-of-the-literature
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Mohamed A Rabie, Charles Godavitarne
INTRODUCTION: The wandering liver is an extremely rare condition in which the liver moves significantly or 'wander' with changes in patient's lie. This is believed to be an acquired condition perhaps precipitated by persistent congenital ventral mesogastrium which acts as an axis or a mesentery for the liver to rotate. The vast majority of reported cases were associated with other chronic abnormalities of the gastrointestinal tract, especially sigmoid volvulus. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We present a case report of an acquired isolated transposition of the liver with a review of the English-language literature of wandering liver in adults and paediatric age group...
January 3, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040749/lung-ultrasound-profile-after-cardiopulmonary-bypass-in-paediatric-cardiac-surgery-first-experience-in-a-simple-cohort%C3%A2
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Vincenzo Vitale, Zaccaria Ricci, Serena Gaddi, Giuseppina Testa, Paolo Toma, Paola Cogo
OBJECTIVES: To explore the association between lung ultrasound (LUS) and clinical variables in children undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted in patients weighing <20 kg and with an Aristotle score <9, scanned with LUS on postoperative day (POD) 0, 1 and 2. We defined three LUS profiles: profile A: the prevalence of confluent B lines ("white lung"); profile B: the prevalence of B lines and profile C: the prevalence of A lines (normal lung)...
December 31, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034627/two-dimensional-right-ventricular-strain-by-speckle-tracking-for-assessment-of-longitudinal-right-ventricular-function-after-paediatric-congenital-heart-disease-surgery
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Clement Karsenty, Khaled Hadeed, Yves Dulac, Florent Semet, Xavier Alacoque, Sophie Breinig, Bertrand Leobon, Philippe Acar, Sebastien Hascoet
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular (RV) function is a prognostic marker of cardiac disease in children. Speckle tracking has been developed to assess RV longitudinal shortening, the dominant deformation during systole; little is known about its feasibility in children with congenital heart disease (CHD). AIMS: To evaluate the feasibility and reproducibility of RV two-dimensional (2D) strain assessed by speckle tracking in infants undergoing CHD surgery compared with conventional markers...
December 26, 2016: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032187/using-telemedicine-to-teach-paediatric-surgery-in-resource-limited-countries
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REVIEW
Alp Numanoglu
Halstedian method of surgical training has been the mainstay of surgical education for many decades. Onsite knowledge sources in surgery have traditionally been textbooks, which are often a number of years out of date or teaching rounds with a Professor or senior colleague that enables a small number of trainees to benefit from. Congresses have been a good way of learning new developments in the field, but they often require travelling and are very costly. We have identified web-based education as a means of linking experts with trainees, regardless of their geographic location and often without requiring any substantial capital...
December 28, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026862/evaluation-of-the-accuracy-of-common-weight-estimation-formulae-in-a-zambian-paediatric-surgical-population
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L Bowen, M Zyambo, D Snell, J Kinnear, M D Bould
Limited resources and access to healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa are associated with high rates of malnourished children, although many countries globally are demonstrating increasing childhood obesity. This study evaluated how well current age- or height-based formulae estimate the weight of children undergoing surgery in Zambia. All children under 14 years of age presenting for elective surgery at the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, had both height and weight measured. Their actual weight was compared against estimated weight from various formulae...
December 27, 2016: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018062/non-union-fracture-neck-femur-in-a-toddler-reconstructed-by-valgus-osteotomy-a-minimally-invasive-approach
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Amit Sharma, Anurag Tiwari, Tarun Verma, Lalit Maini
BACKGROUND: Non-union is one of the devastating complications of fracture neck of femur. Though a very rarely encountered entity in a toddler (1-3 years paediatric age group), non-united femoral neck fractures are reported in developing countries because of mismanagement by quacks and delay in referrals. For operative treatment, many different procedures have been described, including close/open reduction and internal fixation using K-wires, cannulated screws, fibula or nails. There is no evidence in the literature that one or other implant influences the rate of postoperative complications, such as avascular femoral head necrosis or coxa vara...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017556/bilateral-globus-pallidus-internus-deep-brain-stimulation-for-dyskinetic-cerebral-palsy-supports-success-of-cochlear-implantation-in-a-5-year-old-ex-24%C3%A2-week-preterm-twin-with-absent-cerebellar-hemispheres
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Jean-Pierre Lin, Margaret Kaminska, Sarah Perides, Hortensia Gimeno, Lesley Baker, Daniel E Lumsden, Anzell Britz, Sandra Driver, Alec Fitzgerald-O'Connor, Richard Selway
BACKGROUND: Early onset dystonia (dyskinesia) and deafness in childhood pose significant challenges for children and carers and are the cause of multiple disability. It is particularly tragic when the child cannot make use of early cochlear implantation (CI) technology to relieve deafness and improve language and communication, because severe cervical and truncal dystonia brushes off the magnetic amplifier behind the ears. Bilateral globus pallidus internus (GPi) deep brain stimulation (DBS) neuromodulation can reduce dyskinesia, thus supporting CI neuromodulation success...
December 10, 2016: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012691/multicentre-survey-on-the-current-surgical-management-of-oesophageal-atresia-in-belgium-and-luxembourg
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Helena Reusens, Lucas Matthyssens, Charlotte Vercauteren, Katrien van Renterghem
INTRODUCTION: The surgical management of oesophageal atresia (OA) differs between pediatric surgical teams without consensus. We aimed to describe the current practice of OA treatment in Belgium and Luxembourg and compare this to the literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire was created and sent to all 18 hospitals (14 pediatric surgical units) performing OA surgery in Belgium and Luxembourg. The results were compared to the literature. RESULTS: Most units treat an average of 2-5 OA+TOF (71%) and ≤1 pure OA (pOA) per year (86%)...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
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