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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887621/pediatric-emergency-department-visits-and-ambient-air-pollution-in-the-u-s-state-of-georgia-a-case-crossover-study
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Qingyang Xiao, Yang Liu, James A Mulholland, Armistead G Russell, Lyndsey A Darrow, Paige E Tolbert, Matthew J Strickland
BACKGROUND: Estimating the health effects of ambient air pollutant mixtures is necessary to understand the risk of real-life air pollution exposures. METHODS: Pediatric Emergency Department (ED) visit records for asthma or wheeze (n = 148,256), bronchitis (n = 84,597), pneumonia (n = 90,063), otitis media (n = 422,268) and upper respiratory tract infection (URI) (n = 744,942) were obtained from Georgia hospitals during 2002-2008. Spatially-contiguous daily concentrations of 11 ambient air pollutants were estimated from CMAQ model simulations that were fused with ground-based measurements...
November 25, 2016: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861209/comparison-of-percutaneous-reduction-and-pin-fixation-in-acute-and-chronic-pediatric-mallet-fractures
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Manoj Reddy, Christine A Ho
BACKGROUND: Although pediatric mallet fractures are more common than adult fractures, no techniques have focused on surgical fixation of pediatric mallet fractures. This study aims to describe the technique and results of percutaneous reduction and fixation in acute and chronic pediatric mallet fractures. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of 51 pediatric mallet fractures treated with percutaneous wire fixation from 2007 to 2014; 38 were acute fractures and 13 were chronic (>4 wk from injury)...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800188/arthroscopic-treatment-for-primary-septic-arthritis-of-the-hip-in-adults
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Jörg Hartmut Schröder, David Krüger, Carsten Perka, Martin Hufeland
Purpose. Primary septic arthritis is a rare differential diagnosis of acute hip pain in adults. Inspired by the success of all-arthroscopic treatment in pediatric patients, we developed a diagnostic and surgical pathway for our adult patients. Methods. Seven patients, average age 44 ± 13.7 years with acute hip pain since 4.4 ± 2.9 days in the average, were included. Septic arthritis was confirmed by joint aspiration and dissemination was excluded by MRI and standard radiographs. Surgical treatment consisted of immediate arthroscopic lavage using 4 portals for debridement, high-volume irrigation, partial synovectomy, and drainage...
2016: Advances in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749670/atlantoaxial-rotatory-subluxation-a-review-for-the-pediatric-emergency-physician
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Merritt D Kinon, Rani Nasser, Jonathan Nakhla, Rupen Desai, Jessica R Moreno, Reza Yassari, Carlos A Bagley
Pediatric emergency physicians must have a high clinical suspicion for atlantoaxial rotatory subluxation (AARS), particularly when a child presents with neck pain and an abnormal head posture without the ability to return to a neutral position. As shown in the neurosurgical literature, timely diagnosis and swift initiation of treatment have a greater chance of treatment success for the patient. However, timely treatment is complicated because torticollis can result from a variety of maladies, including: congenital abnormalities involving the C1-C2 joint or the surrounding supporting muscles and ligaments, central nervous system abnormalities, obstetric palsies from brachial plexus injuries, clavicle fractures, head and neck surgery, and infection...
October 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27684849/elastic-stable-intramedullary-nailing-for-severely-displaced-distal-tibial-fractures-in-children
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Kaiying Shen, Haiqing Cai, Zhigang Wang, Yunlan Xu
Elastic stable intramedullary nailing (ESIN) has became a well-accepted method of osteosynthesis of diaphyseal fractures in the skeletally immature patient for many advantages, the purpose of this study is to evaluate the preliminary results of this minimally invasive treatment for severely displaced distal tibial diaphyseal metaphyseal junction (DTDMJ) fractures.This study was carried out over a 6-year period. Twenty-one severely displaced DTDMJ fractures treated using ESIN were evaluated clinically and radiographically...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676102/pediatric-pelvic-pyomyositis-initial-mri-can-be-misleading
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Pranit N Chotai, Mark S Hsiao, Indu Pathak, Diem Banh, Marwa Abdou, Amr A Abdelgawad
Pelvic pyomyositis is an infection of the skeletal muscles around the hip joint. Fever, hip pain, limp, and leukocytosis are common; however, the clinical picture is often vague. MRI is the current gold-standard imaging for pyomyositis. No studies in the current literature have reported an unremarkable initial MRI in a patient with symptomatic pyomyositis. An adolescent female presented with symptomatic pelvic pyomyositis, but admission MRI was normal. A follow-up MRI indicated development of pelvic pyomyositis...
November 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621353/executive-summary-official-american-thoracic-society-centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention-infectious-diseases-society-of-america-clinical-practice-guidelines-treatment-of-drug-susceptible-tuberculosis
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Payam Nahid, Susan E Dorman, Narges Alipanah, Pennan M Barry, Jan L Brozek, Adithya Cattamanchi, Lelia H Chaisson, Richard E Chaisson, Charles L Daley, Malgosia Grzemska, Julie M Higashi, Christine S Ho, Philip C Hopewell, Salmaan A Keshavjee, Christian Lienhardt, Richard Menzies, Cynthia Merrifield, Masahiro Narita, Rick O'Brien, Charles A Peloquin, Ann Raftery, Jussi Saukkonen, H Simon Schaaf, Giovanni Sotgiu, Jeffrey R Starke, Giovanni Battista Migliori, Andrew Vernon
The American Thoracic Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Infectious Diseases Society of America jointly sponsored the development of this guideline for the treatment of drug-susceptible tuberculosis, which is also endorsed by the European Respiratory Society and the US National Tuberculosis Controllers Association. Representatives from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Canadian Thoracic Society, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, and the World Health Organization also participated in the development of the guideline...
October 1, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27616822/clinical-outcome-of-metacarpophalangeal-joint-dislocation-of-the-thumb-in-children-case-series-of-10-patients
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Omar Khursheed, Ansarul Haq, Shakir Rashid, Nazeefa Manzoor, Sarwar Shiekh, Muzaffar Mushtaq
OBJECTIVES: Dislocation of the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb in children is an uncommon entity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of pediatric patients with metacarpophalangeal joint dislocation of the thumb. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ten pediatric patients with metacarpophalangeal joint dislocation of the thumb were evaluated. Patients were studied prospectively over a period of 3 years. Parameters studied included patient demographics, type of dislocation, management, and any complications...
April 2016: Journal of Hand and Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27609563/aspergillus-arthritis-analysis-of-clinical-manifestations-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-31-reported-cases
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Maria N Gamaletsou, Blandine Rammaert, Marimelle A Bueno, Nikolaos V Sipsas, Brad Moriyama, Dimitrios P Kontoyiannis, Emmanuel Roilides, Valerie Zeller, Saad J Taj-Aldeen, Michael Henry, Vidmantas Petraitis, David W Denning, Olivier Lortholary, Thomas J Walsh
Aspergillus arthritis is a debilitating form of invasive aspergillosis. Little is known about its epidemiology, clinical manifestations, laboratory features, treatment, and prognosis. Cases of Aspergillus arthritis were reviewed in the English literature from 1967 through 2015 for variables of arthritis with Aspergillus spp. recovered from joint and/or adjacent bone, underlying conditions, symptoms, signs, inflammatory biomarkers, diagnostic imaging, management, and outcome. Among 31 evaluable cases, 87% were males and 13% pediatric...
September 8, 2016: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27605694/bone-lengthening-in-the-pediatric-upper-extremity
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Sebastian Farr, Gabriel Mindler, Rudolf Ganger, Werner Girsch
➤Bone lengthening has been used successfully for several congenital and acquired conditions in the pediatric clavicle, humerus, radius, ulna, and phalanges.➤Common indications for bone lengthening include achondroplasia, radial longitudinal deficiency, multiple hereditary exostosis, brachymetacarpia, symbrachydactyly, and posttraumatic and postinfectious growth arrest.➤Most authors prefer distraction rates of <1 mm/day for each bone in the upper extremity except the humerus, which can safely be lengthened by 1 mm/day...
September 7, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27603013/anti-vp6-vhh-an-experimental-treatment-for-rotavirus-a-associated-disease
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Lucía Maffey, Celina G Vega, Samuel Miño, Lorena Garaicoechea, Viviana Parreño
Species A Rotaviruses (RVA) remain a leading cause of mortality in children under 5 years of age. Current treatment options are limited. We assessed the efficacy of two VP6-specific llama-derived heavy chain antibody fragments (VHH) -2KD1 and 3B2- as an oral prophylactic and therapeutic treatment against RVA-induced diarrhea in a neonatal mouse model inoculated with virulent murine RVA (ECw, G16P[16]I7). Joint therapeutic administration of 2KD1+3B2 (200 μg/dose) successfully reduced diarrhea duration, RVA infection severity and virus shedding in feces...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27557822/clinical-effectiveness-safety-profile-and-pharmacokinetics-of-daptomycin-in-pediatric-patients-a-systematic-review
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Spyridon A Karageorgos, Michael Miligkos, Maria Dakoutrou, Constantinos Tsioutis
Infections by Gram-positive pathogens pose a public health risk, especially due to increasing antibiotic resistance. Daptomycin has efficacy against most clinically important Gram-positive bacteria. Although experience regarding use of daptomycin in adults is increasing, studies on pediatric populations are limited. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of daptomycin in pediatric settings. We searched MEDLINE and Clinicaltrials.gov (through April 2016) and included 29 original studies in the final analysis...
December 2016: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27533601/epidemiology-and-mortality-of-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-in-australian-and-new-zealand-children
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Brendan J McMullan, Asha Bowen, Christopher C Blyth, Sebastiaan Van Hal, Tony M Korman, Jim Buttery, Lesley Voss, Sally Roberts, Celia Cooper, Steven Y C Tong, John Turnidge
Importance: Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB) in children causes significant morbidity and mortality, but the epidemiology in children is not well characterized. Objective: To describe the epidemiology of SAB in children and adolescents younger than 18 years from Australia and New Zealand. Design, Setting, and Participants: A prospective cohort study, using data from the Australian New Zealand Cooperative on Outcomes in Staphylococcal Sepsis cohort for 1153 children with SAB from birth to less than 18 years in pediatric and general hospitals across Australia and New Zealand, collected between January 1, 2007, and December 31, 2012...
October 1, 2016: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27516382/official-american-thoracic-society-centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention-infectious-diseases-society-of-america-clinical-practice-guidelines-treatment-of-drug-susceptible-tuberculosis
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Payam Nahid, Susan E Dorman, Narges Alipanah, Pennan M Barry, Jan L Brozek, Adithya Cattamanchi, Lelia H Chaisson, Richard E Chaisson, Charles L Daley, Malgosia Grzemska, Julie M Higashi, Christine S Ho, Philip C Hopewell, Salmaan A Keshavjee, Christian Lienhardt, Richard Menzies, Cynthia Merrifield, Masahiro Narita, Rick O'Brien, Charles A Peloquin, Ann Raftery, Jussi Saukkonen, H Simon Schaaf, Giovanni Sotgiu, Jeffrey R Starke, Giovanni Battista Migliori, Andrew Vernon
The American Thoracic Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Infectious Diseases Society of America jointly sponsored the development of this guideline for the treatment of drug-susceptible tuberculosis, which is also endorsed by the European Respiratory Society and the US National Tuberculosis Controllers Association. Representatives from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Canadian Thoracic Society, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, and the World Health Organization also participated in the development of the guideline...
October 1, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27456089/arthritis-in-childhood-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection-predominantly-associated-with-human-leukocyte-antigen-b27
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Deepti Suri, Avinash Sharma, Sagar Bhattad, Amit Rawat, Sunil Arora, Ranjana W Minz, Surjit Singh
AIM: Children with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection usually present with recurrent and unusual infections. Although reported among adults, arthritis as a predominant presentation in children with HIV is rare. Reactive arthritis is considered to be the most common musculoskeletal manifestation in adults with HIV infection. However, in children, septic or HIV-related arthritis has been described. We report four children having arthritis with HIV disease and their long-term outcome; out of which three had human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-B27-related arthritis...
July 26, 2016: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27455444/epidemiology-and-management-of-acute-uncomplicated-septic-arthritis-and-osteomyelitis-spanish-multicenter-study
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Cristina Calvo, Esmeralda Núñez, Marisol Camacho, Daniel Clemente, Elisa Fernández-Cooke, Rosa Alcobendas, Luis Mayol, Pere Soler, Miren Oscoz, Jesús Saavedra-Lozano
BACKGROUND: Acute osteoarticular infection (OAI) is a potentially severe disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the etiology, clinical characteristics and therapeutic approach of OAI in children in Spain. METHODS: Medical records from children <14 years with OAI from 25 hospitals between 2008-2012, were reviewed. Confirmed osteomyelitis (OM) and septic arthritis (SA) required a positive bacterial isolate; otherwise, they were considered probable. Probable SA with <40,000 cells/mm3 in joint fluid were not included...
July 22, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27190666/clostridium-difficile-enterocolitis-and-reactive-arthritis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Michela Cappella, Fabrizio Pugliese, Andrea Zucchini, Federico Marchetti
Reactive arthritis is a rare complication of Clostridium difficile enterocolitis, especially in children. We review the 6 pediatric cases published in the English and non-English literature and discuss their clinical presentation, outcome, treatment, and pathophysiology. We also report the seventh case of Clostridium difficile reactive arthritis in a 6-year-old boy who was treated with amoxicillin-clavulanate for 10 days because of an upper respiratory infection. After the antibiotic course, the child developed at the same time diarrhea with positive stool culture for Clostridium difficile and an asymmetric polyarthritis...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27182697/epidemiology-of-clostridium-difficile-infection-associated-reactive-arthritis-in-children-an-underdiagnosed-potentially-morbid-condition
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Daniel B Horton, Brian L Strom, Mary E Putt, Carlos D Rose, David D Sherry, Julia S Sammons
IMPORTANCE: The incidence of Clostridium difficile infection has increased among children. The epidemiology of pediatric C difficile infection-associated reactive arthritis is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the incidence, recognition, and distinguishing clinical features of pediatric C difficile infection-associated reactive arthritis among children with C difficile infection. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: In this cohort and nested case-control study using electronic health records from January 1, 2004, to December 31, 2013, across 3 geographically diverse pediatric health care networks, we screened for reactive arthritis among 148 children between ages 2 and 21 years with diagnostic or procedural codes suggesting musculoskeletal disease associated with C difficile diagnosis or positive testing...
July 5, 2016: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27170287/managing-burn-wounds-with-smartpore-technology-polyurethane-foam-two-case-reports
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Farrah-Hani Imran, Rahamah Karim, Noor Hidayah Maat
BACKGROUND: Successful wound healing depends on various factors, including exudate control, prevention of microbial contaminants, and moisture balance. We report two cases of managing burn wounds with SMARTPORE Technology polyurethane foam dressing. CASE PRESENTATION: In Case 1, a 2-year-old Asian girl presented with a delayed (11 days) wound on her right leg. She sustained a thermal injury from a hot iron that was left idle on the floor. Clinical inspection revealed an infected wound with overlying eschar that traversed her knee joint...
2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27164121/pediatric-epidemic-of-salmonella-enterica-serovar-typhimurium-in-the-area-of-l-aquila-italy-four-years-after-a-catastrophic-earthquake
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Giovanni Nigro, Gabriella Bottone, Daniela Maiorani, Fabiana Trombatore, Silvana Falasca, Gianfranco Bruno
BACKGROUND: A Salmonella enterica epidemic occurred in children of the area of L'Aquila (Central Italy, Abruzzo region) between June 2013 and October 2014, four years after the catastrophic earthquake of 6 April 2009. METHODS: Clinical and laboratory data were collected from hospitalized and ambulatory children. Routine investigations for Salmonella infection were carried out on numerous alimentary matrices of animal origin and sampling sources for drinking water of the L'Aquila district, including pickup points of the two main aqueducts...
2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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