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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326959/angiosarcoma-of-the-pelvis-in-a-13-year-old-girl
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Farah El-Sharkawy, Patricia Isabel Delgado, Antonello Podda, Holly Leigh Neville, Claudia Patricia Rojas
Angiosarcomas are highly aggressive malignancies of vascular origin and are very rarely found in children. We report a case of a 13-year-old girl with a history of abdominal pain and increased abdominal girth. Radiologic imaging showed significant ascites and large pelvic masses involving bilateral adnexa with abdominal spread. Microscopic examination of a biopsy revealed pleomorphic epithelioid and spindle cells with brisk mitotic activity, intracytoplasmic vacuoles, vascular channels, and large areas of hemorrhage and necrosis...
March 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318600/strangulated-small-bowel-obstruction-in-children
#2
Yi-Jung Chang, Dah-Chin Yan, Jin-Yao Lai, Hsun-Chin Chao, Chyi-Liang Chen, Shih-Yen Chen, Ming-Han Tsai
BACKGROUND: Diagnosing intestinal strangulation as a complication of small bowel obstruction (SBO) remains a considerable challenge in children. We evaluated the clinicoradiological parameters for predicting the presence of a strangulated intestine. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 69 pediatric patients who underwent operation for acute SBO. Regression analysis was used to identify the parameters for predicting strangulated SBO. RESULTS: Of the 69 patients with SBO, 27 patients had intestinal strangulation and were awarded one point each towards the overall clinical score: intractable continuous abdominal pain, tachycardia, white blood cell count >13,600/mm(3), and abdominal distention...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302000/expanded-criteria-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-liver-transplant
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Mehmet Haberal, Aydıncan Akdur, Gökhan Moray, Gülnaz Arslan, Figen Özçay, Haldun Selçuk, Handan Özdemir
OBJECTIVES: Hepatocellular carcinoma is the sixth most common cancer worldwide and is the third highest cause of malignancy-related death. Because of its typically late diagnosis, median survival is approximately 6 to 20 months, with 5-year survival of < 12%. Hepatocellular carcinoma typically arises in the background of cirrhosis, with liver transplant regarded as the optimal therapy for selected patients. Initially, orthotopic liver transplant was limited to patients with extensive unresectable tumors, resulting in uniformly dismal outcomes due to high tumor recurrence rates...
March 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267081/the-diagnostic-value-of-hepatic-arterial-velocity-in-venoocclusive-disease-after-pediatric-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#4
Nusabe Kaya, Fatih Erbey, Didem Atay, Arzu Akçay, Ceyhun Bozkurt, Gulyuz Ozturk
The aim of this study was to determine usefulness of measurements of maximal systolic velocity of the hepatic artery with Doppler ultrasonography in the diagnosis of venoocclusive disease (VOD) after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. We prospectively obtained 5 sonograms per patient: pretransplantation, day +1, +7, +14, and +28 on 36 nonconsecutive children who underwent hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. We examined the hepatic artery, the portal, hepatic and splenic veins, the thickness of the gallbladder wall, the presence of ascites, and the liver and spleen size...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263087/protein-losing-enteropathy-in-an-infant-with-rotavirus-infection
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Adriana Parisi, Alessandro Cafarotti, Roberta Salvatore, Piernicola Pelliccia, Luciana Breda, Francesco Chiarelli
Protein-losing enteropathy (PLE) is a rare gastro-intestinal complication characterised by intestinal loss of proteins with consequent hypoproteinaemia and generalised oedema. Rotavirus infection associated with PLE in children has rarely been reported. A 6-month-old girl presented with diarrhoea, fever and generalised oedema. Total serum proteins were 34 g/L (61-79) and plasma albumin 16.8 g/L (40-50), serum sodium was 126 mmol/L and there was mild metabolic alkalosis (pH 7.46). Stool for alpha-1 antitrypsin was >1...
March 6, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244636/ascitic-fluid-drainage-using-a-peritoneal-dialysis-catheter-to-prevent-and-treat-multi-organ-dysfunction-in-veno-occlusive-disease-in-children-undergoing-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#6
Vijal Parmar, Malcolm Lewis, Mohan Shenoy, Denise Bonney, Robert Wynn
Veno-occlusive disease (VOD), or sinusoidal obstruction syndrome, is a well-recognised, serious complication associated with the chemotherapy conditioning therapy used in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Fluid management is typically challenging in children with this condition. We describe effective early use of peritoneal dialysis catheters to drain extravascular, intra-abdominal fluid in children with VOD, allowing intravascular fluid administration to preserve renal perfusion and function, preventing multi-organ dysfunction...
February 28, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173670/-clinical-pathologic-and-radiologic-analysis-of-paragonimiasis-in-children
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Q Liu, H Zhang, Y M Zhao, L L Zhou, B H Gao, Y P Chen
Objective: To analyze the clinical, pathological and radiological characteristics of paragonimiasis in children for accurate diagnosis and therapy. Methods: A total of 31 patients with paragonimiasis treated from 2002 to 2016 were selected, including 17 cases from migrant areas and 14 cases from Wenzhou area. Results: In migrant children group, the serum IgE was significantly higher than that in Wenzhou area group [(2 379±944) IU/mL∶(1 552±1 121) IU/mL, t=-2.23, P<0.05], and the duration of therapy was remarkable longer [(13...
February 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057514/systemic-effects-of-subtilase-cytotoxin-produced-by-escherichia-coli-o113-h21
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E Abril Seyahian, Gisela Oltra, Federico Ochoa, Santiago Melendi, Ricardo Hermes, James C Paton, Adrienne W Paton, Nestor Lago, Mauricio Castro Parodi, Alicia Damiano, Cristina Ibarra, Elsa Zotta
Subtilase cytotoxin (SubAB) is a member of the AB5 cytotoxin family and is produced by certain strains of Shiga toxigenic Escherichia coli. The toxin is known to be lethal to mice, but the pathological mechanisms that contribute to Uremic Hemolytic Syndrome (HUS) are poorly understood. In this study we show that intraperitoneal injection of a sublethal dose of SubAB in rats triggers a systemic response, with ascitic fluid accumulation, heart hypertrophy and damage to the liver, colon and kidney. SubAB treated rats presented microalbuminuria 20 days post inoculation...
January 3, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007062/rescuing-the-late-failing-fontan-focus-on-surgical-treatment-of-dysrhythmias
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REVIEW
Carl L Backer
Patients with a failing Fontan frequently have dysrhythmias. This review will focus on the treatment of those dysrhythmias based on the 140 patients who have had a Fontan conversion with arrhythmia surgery at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago (Chicago, IL). Important technical points to be emphasized are the following:• Atrial fibrillation is extremely common in patients with a failing Fontan and strong consideration should be given to a Cox-maze III during any Fontan conversion• Sinus node dysfunction is common post-conversion and all patients should receive a dual-chamber epicardial pacemaker• Careful preoperative imaging with either computed tomographic or magnetic resonance imaging is needed to predict re-entry problems at the time of repeat sternotomy• If the patient has protein-losing enteropathy, ascites, or a right or indeterminate ventricular morphology, strong consideration should be given to heart transplantation rather than a Fontan conversion and arrhythmia surgery...
January 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957245/can-platelet-count-spleen-diameter-ratio-be-used-for-cirrhotic-children-to-predict-esophageal-varices
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Oya Balci Sezer, Deniz Çelik, Nihal Tutar, Figen Özçay
AIM: To determine the laboratory and radiologic parameters, including the platelet count (PC)-to-spleen diameter (SD) ratio as a non-invasive marker that may predict the presence of esophageal varices (EV) in children with cirrhosis. METHODS: Eighty-nine patients with cirrhosis, but without a history of variceal bleeding were prospectively included. The children were grouped into 6-12 and 12-18 years of age groups. These groups were also divided into 2 sub-groups (presence and absence of EV)...
November 28, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931577/liver-transplantation-in-polish-children-with-%C3%AE-1-antitrypsin-deficiency-a-single-center-experience
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A Bakula, J Pawlowska, O Niewiadomska, I Jankowska, M Teisseyre, P Kaliciński, P Socha
BACKGROUND: α1-Antitrypsin deficiency (ATD) is the most common genetic cause of liver injury in young children. Asymptomatic hepatitis is observed in most patients. However, the course of liver disease due to ATD is unpredictable, and some children develop liver cirrhosis. Liver transplantation (Ltx) dramatically improves their outcome and in some cases is required in the first years of life. The aim of the study was to evaluate the course of the disease in children with ATD treated with Ltx in a single center...
December 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853495/giant-omental-cyst-lymphangioma-mimicking-ascites-and-tuberculosis
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Asuman Nur Karhan, Tutku Soyer, Altan Gunes, Beril Talim, Ibrahim Karnak, Berna Oguz, Inci Nur Saltik Temizel
Omental and mesenteric cysts are both rare pathologies in children. Children who have omental cysts usually display symptoms of abdominal distension, with or without a palpable mass. The mass can simulate ascites on clinical observation, or tuberculosis on radiological images. The optimal treatment for this condition is complete resection. The presenting symptoms of abdominal distension and the simulation of septated ascites and abdominal tuberculosis are unusual. Reported cases in the literature usually display symptoms of abdominal distension, abdominal pain, painless mass or possible ascites...
July 2016: Iranian Journal of Radiology: a Quarterly Journal Published By the Iranian Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795726/serum-c-reactive-protein-in-children-with-liver-disease-and-ascites
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Gholamreza Kalvandi, Naser Honar, Bita Geramizadeh, Maryam Ataollahi, Asghar Rahmani, Hazhir Javaherizadeh
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of peritonitis as a complication of cirrhosis is an important clinical problem. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate serum C-reactive protein levels as a diagnostic factor for spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) in child patients with liver disease. METHODS: In this study, 150 children diagnosed with liver disease and ascites upon admission to Nemazee Teaching Hospital (Shiraz, Iran) were examined...
August 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621562/clinically-profiling-pediatric-patients-with-dengue
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Sriram Pothapregada, Banupriya Kamalakannan, Mahalaskhmy Thulasingham, Srinivasan Sampath
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical profile and outcome of dengue fever in children at a tertiary care hospital in Puducherry. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All children (0-12 years of age) diagnosed and confirmed as dengue fever from August 2012 to January 2015 were reviewed retrospectively from hospital case records as per the revised World Health Organization guidelines for dengue fever. The diagnosis was confirmed by NS1 antigen-based ELISA test or dengue serology for IgM and IgG antibodies, and the data were analyzed using SPSS 16...
July 2016: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27606663/-hemophagocytic-syndrome-associated-with-tuberculosis-in-a-patient-with-acquired-immunodeficiency
#15
Norma E González, Silvia Álvarez Ponte, Mariela López, Pablo Fronti, Silvina Smith, Victor Pawluk
The secondary hemophagocytic syndrome is rare in children and even rarer associated with tuberculosis. e report the case of a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, disseminated tuberculosis and hemophagocytic syndrome. An 8-year-old girl, diagnosed with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, was admitted due to fever, vomiting and abdominal pain. She presented abdominal distension, dehydration, tachypnea, crackles and wheezing in both lungs, anemia, thrombocytopenia and coagulopathy. She received broad-spectrum antibiotics and exploratory laparotomy was performed with appendectomy and lymph node biopsy...
October 1, 2016: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27553703/state-of-the-art-monitoring-in-treatment-of-dengue-shock-syndrome-a-case-series
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Steven L Moulton, Jane Mulligan, Anon Srikiatkhachorn, Siripen Kalayanarooj, Greg Z Grudic, Sharone Green, Robert V Gibbons, Gary W Muniz, Carmen Hinojosa-Laborde, Alan L Rothman, Stephen J Thomas, Victor A Convertino
BACKGROUND: Early recognition and treatment of circulatory volume loss is essential in the clinical management of dengue viral infection. We hypothesized that a novel computational algorithm, originally developed for noninvasive monitoring of blood loss in combat casualties, could: (1) indicate the central volume status of children with dengue during the early stages of "shock"; and (2) track fluid resuscitation status. METHODS: Continuous noninvasive photoplethysmographic waveforms were collected over a 5-month period from three children of Thai ethnicity with clinical suspicion of dengue...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27550491/age-predisposing-diseases-and-ultrasonographic-findings-in-determining-clinical-outcome-of-acute-acalculous-inflammatory-gallbladder-diseases-in-children
#17
Dae Yong Yi, Eun Jae Chang, Ji Young Kim, Eun Hye Lee, Hye Ran Yang
We evaluated clinical factors such as age, gender, predisposing diseases and ultrasonographic findings that determine clinical outcome of acute acalculous inflammatory gallbladder diseases in children. The patients were divided into the four age groups. From March 2004 through February 2014, clinical data from 131 children diagnosed as acute acalculous inflammatory gallbladder disease by ultrasonography were retrospectively reviewed. Systemic infectious diseases were the most common etiology of acute inflammatory gallbladder disease in children and were identified in 50 patients (38...
October 2016: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27540221/development-of-a-once-daily-gentamicin-regimen-for-paediatric-surgery-patients
#18
Sumayya Kasuji, Prady Gadaria
AIM: Intravenous gentamicin is given as a 5 day course to paediatric patients who have undergone abdominal surgery. There was an impression that the multiple daily dosing regimen in use at the time (2.5 mg/kg three times a day) did not provide therapeutic levels in this patient cohort therefore the aim was to develop a dosing regimen that did. METHOD: A retrospective audit of pre- and post-dose gentamicin levels in patients on a multiple daily dose regimen was undertaken...
September 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27504083/very-early-presentation-of-extrahepatic-portal-vein-obstruction-causing-portal-hypertension-in-an-infant-uncertainties-in-the-management-and-therapeutic-limitations
#19
Parisá Khodayar-Pardo, Andrés Peña Aldea, Ana Ramírez González, Adela Meseguer Carrascosa, Cristina Calabuig Bayo
Extrahepatic portal vein obstruction, although rare in children, is a significant cause of portal hypertension (PHT) leading to life-threatening gastrointestinal bleeding in the pediatric age group. PHT may also lead to other complications such as hyperesplenism, cholangyopathy, ascites, and even hepatopulmonary syndrome and portopulmonary hypertension that may require organ transplantation. Herein we report the case of an asymptomatic 11-month-old infant wherein a hepatomegaly and cavernous transformation of the portal vein was detected by liver ultrasound...
May 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27373552/safety-of-peritoneal-and-pleural-drain-placement-in-pediatric-stem-cell-transplant-recipients-with-severe-veno-occlusive-disease
#20
Arin L Madenci, Alyssa Stetson, Christopher B Weldon, Leslie E Lehmann
Hepatic VOD (veno-occlusive disease) is a serious complication of HSCT (hematopoietic stem cell transplantation) and has historically been associated with high mortality. This obstruction to hepatic flow often results in fluid collections in the peritoneal and pleural cavities. Catheter placement to drain ascites or pleural fluid may reduce intra-abdominal hypertension and/or improve respiratory parameters. The safety of these interventions among critically ill, immunocompromised children is unknown. Among 32 HSCT recipients (2000-2012) with severe VOD, we assessed the primary outcome of procedural complication from peritoneal drain placement...
August 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
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