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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429876/iodine-131-meta-iodobenzylguanidine-therapy-for-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-high-risk-neuroblastoma
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REVIEW
Kathelijne Cjm Kraal, Elvira C van Dalen, Godelieve Am Tytgat, Berthe Lf Van Eck-Smit
BACKGROUND: Patients with newly diagnosed high-risk (HR) neuroblastoma (NBL) still have a poor outcome, despite multi-modality intensive therapy. This poor outcome necessitates the search for new therapies, such as treatment with (131)I-meta-iodobenzylguanidine ((131)I-MIBG). OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and adverse effects of (131)I-MIBG therapy in patients with newly diagnosed HR NBL. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the following electronic databases: the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL; the Cochrane Library 2016, Issue 3), MEDLINE (PubMed) (1945 to 25 April 2016) and Embase (Ovid) (1980 to 25 April 2016)...
April 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428035/evaluation-of-the-external-fixator-truelok-hexapod-system-for-tibial-deformity-correction-in-children
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Sébastien Pesenti, Christopher A Iobst, Franck Launay
BACKGROUND: Tibial deformities are common in paediatric orthopaedic practice. Correcting multiplanar tibial deformities associated with lower limb length discrepancycan be challenging. Hexapod external fixation with gradual correction has been proven effective in this situation. OBJECTIVE: To assess clinical and radiological outcomes of gradual tibial deformity correction using the external fixator TL-HEX(TM)(Orthofix) in children. HYPOTHESIS: TL-HEX™ is effective in correcting tibial deformities in children...
April 17, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425829/effects-of-dexmedetomidine-versus-midazolam-for-premedication-in-paediatric-anaesthesia-with-sevoflurane-a-meta-analysis
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Ji-Feng Feng, Xiao-Xia Wang, Yan-Yan Lu, Deng-Ge Pang, Wei Peng, Jian-Lan Mo
Background Dexmedetomidine (DEX), an α2-adrenergic receptor agonist, produces ideal sedation and early postoperative recovery for premedication in paediatric surgery, reducing preoperative anxiety and facilitating smooth induction of anaesthesia. We performed a meta-analysis to compare the effects of DEX and midazolam (MDZ) in paediatric anaesthesia with sevoflurane. Methods PubMed, Ovid, Web of Science, and Public Health Management Corporation were searched through December 2016 for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compared DEX and MDZ in children undergoing sevoflurane anaesthesia...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420908/assessment-of-personality-type-and-medical-specialty-choice-among-medical-students-from-karachi-using-myers-briggs-type-indicator-mbti-tool
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Sana Jafrani, Nosheen Zehra, Muneeza Zehra, Syed Muhmmad Abuzar Ali, Saiyed Abdullah Abubakar Mohsin, Rasheed Azhar
OBJECTIVE: To assess personality type of medical students and associate it with their choice of medical specialty. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in February 2014 at one public and one private medical university of Karachi, and comprised medical students. A self- administered questionnaire based on Myers-Briggs type indicator was used to collect data which was analysed using SPSS 20. RESULTS: Of the 400 participants, there were 200(50%) each from public and private universities...
April 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419996/polydimethyl-siloxane-as-an-internal-tamponade-for-vitreoretinal-surgery
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Rumana N Hussain, Jayavani Myneni, Theodor Stappler, David Wong
PURPOSE: To report the efficacy and safety of polydimethyl siloxane (Siluron Xtra®) as an internal tamponade. DESIGN: Audit and adverse event screening of procedures (March 2014-2015). METHODS: Patients who had undergone vitreoretinal procedures with Siluron Xtra® tamponade were retrospectively analysed with respect to anatomical outcome, visual outcomes, and perioperative complications, in particular intraocular pressure. INCLUSION CRITERIA: all patients who had undergone Siluron Xtra® tamponade...
April 19, 2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419712/comparison-of-safety-and-efficacy-of-image-guided-enema-reduction-techniques-for-paediatric-intussusception-a-review-of-the-literature
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Renny Chew, Michael Ditchfield, Eldho Paul, Stacy K Goergen
INTRODUCTION: There is variable international practice regarding the technique used for image-guided enema reduction in paediatric intussusception. A recent meta-analysis found pneumatic reduction to be more effective than hydrostatic techniques. Clinical practice variation may impact on perforation rates, ionizing radiation exposure and requirement for surgery. The aim of this study was to review the literature regarding the efficacy and safety of fluoroscopically guided pneumatic reduction (FGPR) compared to ultrasound (US) guided intussusception reduction (USGIR) techniques for paediatric intussusception treatment...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417852/nuclear-medicine-in-pediatric-nephro-urology-an-overview
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REVIEW
Iosif Mendichovszky, Bernardita Troncoso Solar, Naima Smeulders, Marina Easty, Lorenzo Biassoni
In the context of ante-natally diagnosed hydronephrosis, the vast majority of children with a dilated renal pelvis do not need any surgical treatment, as the dilatation resolves spontaneously with time. Slow drainage demonstrated at Tc-99m-mercaptoacetyltriglycine (MAG3) renography does not necessarily mean obstruction. Obstruction is defined as resistance to urinary outflow with urinary stasis at the level of the pelvic-ureteric junction (PUJ) which, if left untreated, will damage the kidney. Unfortunately this definition is retrospective and not clinically helpful...
May 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404154/active-observation-versus-interval-appendicectomy-after-successful-non-operative-treatment-of-an-appendix-mass-in-children-china-study-an-open-label-randomised-controlled-trial
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Nigel J Hall, Simon Eaton, Michael P Stanton, Agostino Pierro, David M Burge
BACKGROUND: Despite a scarcity of supporting evidence, most surgeons recommend routine interval appendicectomy after successful non-operative treatment of an appendix mass in children. We aimed to compare routine interval appendicectomy with active observation. METHODS: We enrolled participants in the CHildren's INterval Appendicectomy (CHINA) study, a multicentre, open-label, randomised controlled study at 19 specialist paediatric surgery centres, 17 of which were in the UK, one in Sweden, and one in New Zealand...
April 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403569/assessment-of-a-short-hypnosis-in-a-paediatric-operating-room-in-reducing-post-operative-pain-and-anxiety-a-randomized-study
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Nathalie Duparc-Alegria, Karine Tiberghien, Hendy Abdoul, Souhayl Dahmani, Corinne Alberti, Anne-Francoise Thiollier
BACKGROUND: Despite specific information given before a scheduled paediatric surgery, perioperative anxiety can become important. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of a short hypnotic session on postoperative anxiety and pain in major orthopaedic surgery. METHODS: The study is an open single-centre randomized clinical study comparing a "control" group versus a "hypnosis" group receiving a short hypnosis pre-induction session as additional experimental analgesic procedure...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391003/surgery-alone-is-sufficient-therapy-for-children-and-adolescents-with-low-risk-synovial-sarcoma-a-joint-analysis-from-the-european-paediatric-soft-tissue-sarcoma-study-group-and-the-children-s-oncology-group
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Andrea Ferrari, Yueh-Yun Chi, Gian Luca De Salvo, Daniel Orbach, Bernadette Brennan, R Lor Randall, M Beth McCarville, Jennifer O Black, Rita Alaggio, Douglas S Hawkins, Gianni Bisogno, Sheri L Spunt
BACKGROUND: Multimodal risk-adapted treatment is used in paediatric protocols for synovial sarcoma (SS). Retrospective analyses suggest that low-risk SS patients can be safely treated with surgery alone, but no prospective studies have confirmed the safety of this approach. This analysis pooled data from the two prospective clinical trials to assess outcomes in SS patients treated with a surgery-only approach and to identify predictors of treatment failure. METHODS: Patients with localised SS enrolled on the European paediatric Soft tissue sarcoma Study Group (EpSSG) NRSTS2005 and on the Children Oncology Group (COG) ARST0332 trials, treated with surgery alone were eligible for this analysis...
April 6, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390609/peri-operative-management-of-high-risk-paediatric-adenotonsillectomy-patients-a-survey-of-35-uk-tertiary-referral-centres
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Ryan Chin Taw Cheong, Philippe Bowles, Andrew Moore, Simon Watts
INTRODUCTION: Peri-operative management of high-risk paediatric patients undergoing adenotonsillectomy for treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea varies between tertiary referral hospitals. 'Day of surgery cancellation' (DoSC) rates of up to 11% have been reported due to pre-booked critical care being unavailable on the day of surgery as a result of competing needs from other hospital departments. We report the results of a survey of peri-operative management in UK tertiary care centres of high-risk paediatric patients undergoing adenotonsillectomy for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)...
May 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385946/the-management-of-open-tibial-fractures-in-children-a-retrospective-case-series-of-eight-years-experience-of-61-cases-at-a-paediatric-specialist-centre
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R S Nandra, F Wu, A Gaffey, C E Bache
AIMS: Following the introduction of national standards in 2009, most major paediatric trauma is now triaged to specialist units offering combined orthopaedic and plastic surgical expertise. We investigated the management of open tibia fractures at a paediatric trauma centre, primarily reporting the risk of infection and rate of union. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on 61 children who between 2007 and 2015 presented with an open tibia fracture...
April 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384296/a-systematic-review-of-the-quality-of-conduct-and-reporting-of-systematic-reviews-and-meta-analyses-in-paediatric-surgery
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Paul Stephen Cullis, Katrin Gudlaugsdottir, James Andrews
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to evaluate quality of conduct and reporting of published systematic reviews and meta-analyses in paediatric surgery. We also aimed to identify characteristics predictive of review quality. BACKGROUND: Systematic reviews summarise evidence by combining sources, but are potentially prone to bias. To counter this, the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) was published to aid in reporting. Similarly, the Assessing the Methodological Quality of Systematic Reviews (AMSTAR) measurement tool was designed to appraise methodology...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382621/spironolactone-effect-on-potassium-supplementation-in-paediatric-cardiac-intensive-care-patients
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B S Moffett, T E Haworth, Y Wang, N Afonso, P A Checchia
WHAT IS KNOWN: Spironolactone is used in paediatric patients with heart disease, yet few data are available regarding the impact on potassium supplementation. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the effect of spironolactone on potassium supplementation in paediatric cardiac intensive care patients. METHODS: A retrospective, propensity matched cohort study was designed. Patients were included in the study if they received furosemide therapy in the cardiac intensive care unit at our institution...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376904/academic-research-productivity-of-post-graduate-students-at-makerere-university-college-of-health-sciences-uganda-from-1996-to-2010-a-retrospective-review
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E A Obuku, J N Lavis, A Kinengyere, D K Mafigiri, F Sengooba, C Karamagi, N K Sewankambo
BACKGROUND: Research is a core business of universities globally, and is crucial in the scientific process as a precursor for knowledge uptake and use. We aimed to assess the academic productivity of post-graduate students in a university located in a low-income country. METHODS: This is an observational retrospective documentary analysis using hand searching archives, Google Scholar and PubMed electronic databases. The setting is Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda...
April 4, 2017: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369475/national-trends-and-variability-in-blood-utilization-in-paediatric-cardiac-surgery
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Mohsen Karimi, Jill M Sullivan, Trudy Lerer, Carla Hronek
OBJECTIVES: Red blood cell transfusion is a common practice in paediatric cardiac surgery. Transfusion of red blood cells has been shown to be associated with an increase in morbidity in paediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgery. There is a huge variability in the practice of blood utilization within and across different practices. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the current variability and the trends over the past decade in blood usage among children's hospitals performing paediatric cardiac surgery...
March 28, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366681/obstructive-sleep-apnoea-and-the-role-of-tongue-reduction-surgery-in-children-with-beckwith-wiedemann-syndrome
#17
REVIEW
Christopher M Cielo, Kelly A Duffy, Aesha Vyas, Jesse A Taylor, Jennifer M Kalish
Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS) is a rare paediatric overgrowth disorder. Associated macroglossia is a feature of many children with BWS and is felt to be a risk factor for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Sleep-disordered breathing is highly variable in this population. The relationship between degree of macroglossia or other genotypic or phenotypic factors and OSA severity has not been established. The natural history of OSA in this population is unknown; a variety of conservative and surgical therapies have been used to treat OSA in children with BWS but none have been studied systematically...
February 24, 2017: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364481/postoperative-interventricular-septal-haematoma-following-tetralogy-of-fallot-repair-and-perimembranous-ventricular-septal-defect-repair
#18
Fiona J Bailey, Salim G M Jivanji, Martin Kostolny
Interventricular septal haematoma is a rare postoperative complication in congenital heart surgery. We present one case of a 6-month-old after tetralogy of Fallot repair and 1 case of a 10-month-old after ventricular septal defect repair. Both were noted to have interventricular septal haematoma on intraoperative transoesophageal and postoperative echocardiogram. Although multiple previous reports, mainly in adults, have suggested aggressive intervention, both these cases were managed conservatively, highlighting the management and evolution of a rare postoperative complication in the paediatric population...
February 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357479/-differences-in-the-outcome-of-seriously-injured-children-depending-on-treatment-level
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Peter C Strohm, Jörn Zwingmann, Jörg Bayer, Mirjam V Neumann, Rolf Lefering, Hagen Schmal, Kilian Reising
INTRODUCTION: Many publications, mainly from other countries, suggest that the treatment of seriously injured children might be better in specialised paediatric trauma centres than in general trauma centres. Data from Germany are not available yet, but those from abroad were used for the recommendations made by the German Association for Trauma Surgery (DGU) on the topic of paediatric trauma in the "White Paper on Trauma Care". The goal of this study was to analyse whether the outcome of severely injured children is dependent on treatment level and on the availability of a paediatric surgeon based on the given data...
March 29, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356079/enterobacteriaceae-producing-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamases-esbls-colonization-as-a-risk-factor-for-developing-esbl-infections-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-patients-retrospective-cohort-study
#20
Amine Cheikh, Bouchra Belefquih, Younes Chajai, Younes Cheikhaoui, Amine El Hassani, Amina Benouda
BACKGROUND: Children with cardiac defects need many hospitalizations and repetitive antibiotic therapies, with an increasing risk of colonization with multidrug-resistant bacteria (MDRB) such as extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) Post-operative infections with these bacteria in paediatric cardiac surgery are life threatening. This article aims to study the prevalence of ESBL colonization among paediatric cardiac surgery patients, and to compare occurrence of post-operative infections with and without ESBL colonization...
March 29, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
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