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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29474272/an-update-in-the-initial-management-of-paediatric-status-epilepticus
#1
Ben Lawton, Tessa Davis, Henry Goldstein, Andrew Tagg
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Over the last 2 years, algorithms for the optimal management of status epilepticus have changed, as the medical community has recognized the need to terminate seizures in status in a timely manner. Recent research has evaluated the different choices of benzodiazepine and has given consideration to second-line treatment options. RECENT FINDINGS: There has been a move to examine alternatives to phenytoin (such as levetiracetam and lacosamide) as second-line agents...
February 22, 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471256/consensus-research-priorities-for-paediatric-status-epilepticus-a-delphi-study-of-health-consumers-researchers-and-clinicians
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Jeremy Furyk, Robin Ray, Kerriane Watt, Stuart R Dalziel, Ed Oakely, Mark Mackay, Gabriel Dabscheck, Kate Riney, Franz E Babl
PURPOSE: Status epilepticus (SE) is a paediatric emergency with significant morbidity and mortality. Recommendations beyond first line care are not based on high quality evidence. Emergency physicians and neurologists are key stakeholders in managing this condition. A collaborative, widely consulted approach to identifying priorities can help direct limited research funds appropriately. The objectives of this study are to identify consensus research priorities in paediatric SE among experts and health consumers...
February 5, 2018: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468635/strategies-to-improve-recruitment-to-randomised-trials
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REVIEW
Shaun Treweek, Marie Pitkethly, Jonathan Cook, Cynthia Fraser, Elizabeth Mitchell, Frank Sullivan, Catherine Jackson, Tyna K Taskila, Heidi Gardner
BACKGROUND: Recruiting participants to trials can be extremely difficult. Identifying strategies that improve trial recruitment would benefit both trialists and health research. OBJECTIVES: To quantify the effects of strategies for improving recruitment of participants to randomised trials. A secondary objective is to assess the evidence for the effect of the research setting (e.g. primary care versus secondary care) on recruitment. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Methodology Review Group Specialised Register (CMR) in the Cochrane Library (July 2012, searched 11 February 2015); MEDLINE and MEDLINE In Process (OVID) (1946 to 10 February 2015); Embase (OVID) (1996 to 2015 Week 06); Science Citation Index & Social Science Citation Index (ISI) (2009 to 11 February 2015) and ERIC (EBSCO) (2009 to 11 February 2015)...
February 22, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458545/predominance-of-community-associated-sequence-type-59-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-a-paediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Qifa Song, Junhua Wu, Peisen Ruan
PURPOSE: To investigate the distribution of molecular types of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in a paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) according to their community-associated (CA) and hospital-associated (HA) source of acquisition, and thus assess the degree to which CA-MRSA has been introduced into the PICU. METHODOLOGY: We implemented an MRSA surveillance in a PICU during 2013-2016 and investigated the genetic diversity of the isolates retrospectively using three genetic typing methods, as well as antibiograms and virulence factor profiles...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453304/protocol-investigating-the-clinical-utility-of-an-objective-measure-of-attention-impulsivity-and-activity-qbtest-for-optimising-medication-management-in-children-and-young-people-with-adhd-qbtest-utility-for-optimising-treatment-in-adhd-quota-a-feasibility
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Charlotte L Hall, Marilyn James, Sue Brown, Jennifer L Martin, Nikki Brown, Kim Selby, Julie Clarke, Hena Vijayan, Boliang Guo, Kapil Sayal, Chris Hollis, Madeleine J Groom
INTRODUCTION: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterised by symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. To improve outcomes, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence ADHD guidelines recommend regular monitoring of symptoms when children commence medication. However, research suggests that routine monitoring rarely happens, and clinicians often rely on subjective information such as reports from parents and teachers to ascertain improvement...
February 15, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452600/patterns-of-paediatric-end-of-life-care-a-chart-review-across-different-care-settings-in-switzerland
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Karin Zimmermann, Eva Cignacco, Sandra Engberg, Anne-Sylvie Ramelet, Nicolas von der Weid, Katri Eskola, Eva Bergstraesser, Marc Ansari, Christoph Aebi, Reta Baer, Maja Beck Popovic, Vera Bernet, Pierluigi Brazzola, Hans Ulrich Bucher, Regula Buder, Sandra Cagnazzo, Barbara Dinten, Anouk Dorsaz, Franz Elmer, Raquel Enriquez, Patricia Fahrni-Nater, Gabi Finkbeiner, Bernhard Frey, Urs Frey, Jeannette Greiner, Ralph-Ingo Hassink, Simone Keller, Oliver Kretschmar, Judith Kroell, Bernard Laubscher, Kurt Leibundgut, Reta Malaer, Andreas Meyer, Christoph Stuessi, Mathias Nelle, Thomas Neuhaus, Felix Niggli, Geneviève Perrenoud, Jean-Pierre Pfammatter, Barbara Plecko, Debora Rupf, Felix Sennhauser, Caroline Stade, Maja Steinlin, Lilian Stoffel, Karin Thomas, Christian Vonarburg, Rodo von Vigier, Bendicht Wagner, Judith Wieland, Birgit Wernz
BACKGROUND: Paediatric end-of-life care is challenging and requires a high level of professional expertise. It is important that healthcare teams have a thorough understanding of paediatric subspecialties and related knowledge of disease-specific aspects of paediatric end-of-life care. The aim of this study was to comprehensively describe, explore and compare current practices in paediatric end-of-life care in four distinct diagnostic groups across healthcare settings including all relevant levels of healthcare providers in Switzerland...
February 16, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452597/evidence-of-reduced-treatment-adherence-among-hiv-infected-paediatric-and-adolescent-populations-in-nairobi-at-the-onset-of-the-unaids-universal-test-and-treat-program
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Joseph Kabogo, Erastus Muniu, Fred Wamunyokoli, Rachel Musoke, Elijah Songok
OBJECTIVE: We conducted a retrospective cohort study to evaluate the efficacy of the World Health Organization (WHO) "Universal Test and Treat" (UTT) policy, initiated in Kenya in September 2016. Under this policy, every human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected person should be initiated on antiretroviral therapy (ART). We compared intra- and inter-group viral suppression and ART adherence rates for pre-UTT (initiated on ART in March-August 2016) and UTT groups (initiated in September 2016)...
February 17, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449297/delivering-safe-and-effective-test-result-communication-management-and-follow-up-a-mixed-methods-study-protocol
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Maria R Dahm, Andrew Georgiou, Johanna I Westbrook, David Greenfield, Andrea R Horvath, Denis Wakefield, Ling Li, Ken Hillman, Patrick Bolton, Anthony Brown, Graham Jones, Robert Herkes, Robert Lindeman, Michael Legg, Meredith Makeham, Daniel Moses, Dauda Badmus, Craig Campbell, Rae-Anne Hardie, Julie Li, Euan McCaughey, Gorkem Sezgin, Judith Thomas, Nasir Wabe
INTRODUCTION: The failure to follow-up pathology and medical imaging test results poses patient-safety risks which threaten the effectiveness, quality and safety of patient care. The objective of this project is to: (1) improve the effectiveness and safety of test-result management through the establishment of clear governance processes of communication, responsibility and accountability; (2) harness health information technology (IT) to inform and monitor test-result management; (3) enhance the contribution of consumers to the establishment of safe and effective test-result management systems...
February 15, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442395/paediatric-thoracic-empyema-in-the-tropical-north-queensland-region-of-australia-epidemiological-trends-over-a-decade
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Anil Gautam, Gregory G Wiseman, Marika L Goodman, Simon Ahmedpour, Daniel Lindsay, Adele Heyer, Harry Stalewski, Robert E Norton, Andrew V White
AIM: The Townsville Hospital and Health Service is the regional referral centre for children in the north of Queensland. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people make up 7-10% of the population. Increasing numbers of children with paediatric thoracic empyema (pTE) are being referred to Townsville Hospital and Health Service for management. This study aims to describe the incidence rates, epidemiology, microbiology and trends of this disease in North Queensland over a 10-year period...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429440/neonatal-and-paediatric-bloodstream-infections-pathogens-antimicrobial-resistance-patterns-and-prescribing-practice-at-khayelitsha-district-hospital-cape-town-south-africa
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H Crichton, N O'Connell, H Rabie, A C Whitelaw, A Dramowski
BACKGROUND: The epidemiology of neonatal and paediatric community-acquired and healthcare-associated bloodstream infections (BSI) at South African (SA) district hospitals is under-researched. OBJECTIVE: Retrospective review of neonatal and paediatric BSI (0 - 13 years) at Khayelitsha District Hospital, Cape Town, SA, over 3 years (1 March 2012 - 28 February 2015). METHODS: We used laboratory, hospital, patient and prescription data to determine BSI rates, blood culture yield and contamination rates, pathogen profile, antimicrobial resistance, patient demographics, BSI outcome and antibiotic prescribing practice...
February 1, 2018: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423190/antibiotic-use-in-a-tertiary-healthcare-facility-in-ghana-a-point-prevalence-survey
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Appiah-Korang Labi, Noah Obeng-Nkrumah, Edmund Tetteh Nartey, Stephanie Bjerrum, Nii Armah Adu-Aryee, Yaw Adjei Ofori-Adjei, Alfred E Yawson, Mercy J Newman
Background: The global rise and spread of antibiotic resistance is limiting the usefulness of antibiotics in the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. The use of antibiotic stewardship programs guided by local data on prescribing practices is a useful strategy to control and reduce antibiotic resistance. Our objective in this study was to determine the prevalence and indications for use of antibiotics at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital Accra, Ghana. Methods: An antibiotic point prevalence survey was conducted among inpatients of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital between February and March 2016...
2018: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415550/management-of-severe-acute-malnutrition-in-children-under-5-years-through-the-lens-of-health-care-workers-in-two-rural-south-african-hospitals
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Moise Muzigaba, Brian Van Wyk, Thandi Puoane
BACKGROUND: Despite the widespread implementation of the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for the management of severe malnutrition in South Africa, poor treatment outcomes for children under 5 years are still observed in some hospitals, particularly in rural areas. OBJECTIVE: To explore health care workers' perceptions about upstream and proximal factors contributing to poor treatment outcomes for severe acute malnutrition in two district hospitals in South Africa...
January 30, 2018: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401675/the-taste-of-commercially-available-clarithromycin-oral-pharmaceutical-suspensions-in-the-palestinian-market-electronic-tongue-and-in-vivo-evaluation
#13
Nawaf Abu-Khalaf, Abdel Naser Zaid, Nidal Jaradat, Alaaldin AlKilany, Basima Abu Rumaila, Rowa Al Ramahi, Shrouq Shweiki, Safaa Nidal, Nibal Surakhi
Background: The taste of oral liquid dosage forms is a crucial factor that impacts paediatric patient compliance. The electronic tongue (ET) is an emerging tool that could be useful in taste assessment in order to minimize the involvement of humans in such evaluations. Purpose: The aim of this study is to evaluate the taste of commercially available clarithromycin (CM) oral pharmaceutical suspensions in the Palestinian market. Method: Commercially available CM suspensions (the brand Klacid® and two generic K1 and K2) were assayed using the high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method...
February 3, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391051/short-course-antimicrobial-therapy-for-paediatric-respiratory-infections-safer-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#14
Jeffrey Pernica, Stuart Harman, April Kam, Jacob Bailey, Redjana Carciumaru, Sarah Khan, Martha Fulford, Lehana Thabane, Robert Slinger, Cheryl Main, Marek Smieja, Mark Loeb
BACKGROUND: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is commonly diagnosed in children. The Infectious Disease Society of America guidelines recommend 10 days of high-dose amoxicillin for the treatment of non-severe CAP but 5-day "short course" therapy may be just as effective. Randomized trials in adults have already demonstrated non-inferiority of 5-day short-course treatment for adults hospitalized with severe CAP and for adults with mild CAP treated as outpatients. Minimizing exposure to antimicrobials is desirable to avoid harms including diarrhoea, rashes, severe allergic reactions, increased circulating antimicrobial resistance, and microbiome disruption...
February 1, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388885/results-from-a-randomized-trial-evaluating-a-hospital-school-transition-support-model-for-students-hospitalized-with-traumatic-brain-injury
#15
Ann Glang, Bonnie Todis, Debbie Ettel, Shari L Wade, Keith Owen Yeates
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the utility of the STEP model, a systematic hospital-school transition protocol for children hospitalized for TBI. SETTING: Five children's hospitals in Colorado, Ohio, and Oregon. PARTICIPANTS: Hundred families of children with mild, complicated mild, moderate, or severe TBI. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial (RCT); participants were randomized while hospitalized to the STEP (a standardized hospital-school transition protocol for children treated for TBI) or usual care condition...
February 1, 2018: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383710/family-and-carer-smoking-control-programmes-for-reducing-children-s-exposure-to-environmental-tobacco-smoke
#16
REVIEW
Behrooz Behbod, Mohit Sharma, Ruchi Baxi, Robert Roseby, Premila Webster
BACKGROUND: Children's exposure to other people's tobacco smoke (environmental tobacco smoke, or ETS) is associated with a range of adverse health outcomes for children. Parental smoking is a common source of children's exposure to ETS. Older children in child care or educational settings are also at risk of exposure to ETS. Preventing exposure to ETS during infancy and childhood has significant potential to improve children's health worldwide. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness of interventions designed to reduce exposure of children to environmental tobacco smoke, or ETS...
January 31, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382679/opportunities-and-barriers-in-paediatric-pulse-oximetry-for-pneumonia-in-low-resource-clinical-settings-a-qualitative-evaluation-from-malawi-and-bangladesh
#17
Carina King, Nicholas Boyd, Isabeau Walker, Beatiwel Zadutsa, Abdullah H Baqui, Salahuddin Ahmed, Mazharul Islam, Esther Kainja, Bejoy Nambiar, Iain Wilson, Eric D McCollum
OBJECTIVE: To gain an understanding of what challenges pulse oximetry for paediatric pneumonia management poses, how it has changed service provision and what would improve this device for use across paediatric clinical settings in low-income countries. DESIGN: Focus group discussions (FGDs), with purposive sampling and thematic analysis using a framework approach. SETTING: Community, front-line outpatient, and hospital outpatient and inpatient settings in Malawi and Bangladesh, which provide paediatric pneumonia care...
January 30, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29379110/transaminase-levels-reflect-disease-severity-in-children-ventilated-for-respiratory-syncytial-virus-rsv-bronchiolitis
#18
Kentigern Thorburn, Crawford Fulton, Charlotte King, Difijah Ramaneswaran, Abdulaziz Alammar, Paul S McNamara
Bronchiolitis, often caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), is the commonest cause of hospitalisation in infancy. Serum transaminases are sometimes raised in children with bronchiolitis. We tested the hypothesis that raised transaminases are associated with increased disease severity in children ventilated for bronchiolitis. Prospective observational cohort study of mechanically ventilated children with community-acquired RSV bronchiolitis. Alanine transaminase (ALT) and aspartate transaminase (AST) levels were measured daily...
January 29, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353488/a-comparative-study-of-the-psychological-problems-of-hiv-infected-and%C3%A2-hiv-uninfected-children-in-a-south-african-sample
#19
M J Visser, H E Hecker, J Jordaan
According to research children living with HIV experience elevated levels of depression, anxiety, ADHD and disruptive behavioural disorders. Although South Africa's paediatric population that is infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the largest worldwide, little research has been conducted on their mental health challenges. However, attributing high levels of mental health problems solely to their HIV status can be problematic as there may be other contributory factors. This research explored the mental health problems of HIV-infected children and compared these to the mental health problems of their HIV-unaffected peers from similar backgrounds...
January 22, 2018: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326453/the-use-of-hall-technique-preformed-metal-crowns-by-specialist-paediatric-dentists-in-the-uk
#20
A Roberts, A McKay, S Albadri
Background Hall technique preformed metal crowns (HTPMCs) have been increasing in use recently, but little is currently known about their use by specialists.Aim To investigate the views and usage of HTPMCs by UK specialist paediatric dentists.Design This was a prospective questionnaire-based study, distributed online to all specialists on the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry email list between July and September 2014.Results Ninety-four questionnaires were completed. The majority of respondents, 65% (61) worked in teaching hospitals, followed by community dental services, 37% (35)...
January 12, 2018: British Dental Journal
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