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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046035/-laboratorial-alteration-preceding-staphylococcal-infection-clinical-manifestations-after-intestinal-transplantation
#1
Wilma Carvalho Neves Forte, Alliny Oliveira Carvalho Galvan, Pedro Salem Molino, Thais Roque, Tainá Mosca, Wangles Soler
BACKGROUND: Hospital-acquired infection, often with Staphylococcus aureus, is an important complication in intestinal transplant. CLINICAL CASE: A 2-year-old girl underwent small bowel transplantation owing to a small bowel volvulus. On the first postoperative day, lymphocyte phenotypes, serum immunoglobulins and chemotactic and phagocytic activity of neutrophils were assessed in peripheral blood. A decrease in the ingestion phase of phagocytosis by neutrophils was identified, in comparison with the results of 20 healthy children...
July 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030698/biliary-atresia-and-liver-transplantation-results-and-thoughts-for-primary-liver-transplantation-in-select-patients
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REVIEW
Riccardo Superina
Biliary atresia (BA) is one of the most common indications for liver transplantation in children. Despite advances in biliary atresia surgical techniques, most children will ultimately require liver transplantation. Possible pre-operative predictors of outcome after the Kasai operation are: 1. Age at operation 2. Presence of the biliary atresia splenic malformation syndrome (BASM) 3. Center specific factors 4. Liver histology and 5. Anatomic pattern of bile ducts found at surgery.Age at surgery is considered a strong predictor of success after portoenterostomy...
December 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026737/eosinophilic-gastrointestinal-disorder-presenting-as-intractable-vomiting-and-ascites-in-a-young-girl
#3
Ji Yoon Kwon, Ji Sun Huh, Bo Kyung Je, Kwang Dae Hong, Jee Hyun Lee
Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder (EGID) is a rare disease in children that affects the bowel wall, with eosinophilic infiltration in the absence of any other causes for eosinophilia. The etiology remains unknown, but allergies and immunological imbalance are suspected triggers. We encountered a case of serosal EGID presenting as intractable vomiting and ascites in a 9-year-old girl, after influenza virus infection. Peripheral eosinophilia was not present. The diagnosis was confirmed by biopsy of the bowel wall through laparotomy and endoscopy, and controlled by 2 courses of steroid therapy due to recurring symptoms...
September 2017: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019760/mr-lymphangiography-in-children-technique-and-potential-applications
#4
Govind B Chavhan, Joao G Amaral, Michael Temple, Maxim Itkin
The lymphatic system, an important component of the circulatory system with essential physiologic functions, can be affected by various disease processes. There has been a delay in the development of effective imaging methods for the lymphatic system due to its small size, which limits visualization as well as introduction of contrast material. Traditionally, the lymphatic system has been imaged by injecting contrast material or radiotracers into the feet or hands. This is not sufficient for assessment of the central conducting lymphatics (CCLs) (such as the thoracic duct or the cisterna chyli)...
October 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968400/a-clinical-severity-scoring-system-for-visceral-leishmaniasis-in-immunocompetent-patients-in-south-sudan
#5
Suzette S Kämink, Simon M Collin, Tim Harrison, Francis Gatluak, Abdul Wasay Mullahzada, Koert Ritmeijer
BACKGROUND: South Sudan is one of the most endemic countries for visceral leishmaniasis (VL), and is frequently affected by large epidemics. In resource-limited settings, clinicians require a simple clinical tool to identify VL patients who are at increased risk of dying, and who need specialised treatment with liposomal amphotericin B and other supportive care. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a clinical severity scoring system based on risk factors for death in VL patients in South Sudan...
October 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956103/pediatric-lymphangiography-thoracic-duct-embolization-and-thoracic-duct-disruption-a-single-institution-experience-in-11-children-with-chylothorax
#6
Bill S Majdalany, Wael A Saad, Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick, Minhaj S Khaja, Kyle J Cooper, Ravi N Srinivasa
BACKGROUND: Interventional radiology treatment of chylothorax is well described in adults, with high technical and clinical success that decreases patient morbidity and mortality. However there is limited experience in children. OBJECTIVE: To report the technical and clinical success of lymphangiography, thoracic duct embolization and thoracic duct disruption in the pediatric population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied 11 pediatric patients (7 boys, 4 girls; median weight 6...
September 28, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895701/management-of-cirrhotic-ascites-in-children-review-and-recommendations-part-2-electrolyte-disturbances-nonelectrolyte-disturbances-therapeutic-options
#7
David F Bes, M Cristina Fernández, Ivone Malla, Horacio A Repetto, Daniel Buamscha, Susana López, Roxana Martinitto, Miriam Cuarterolo, Fernando Alvarez
Ascites is a major complication of cirrhosis. There are several evidence-based articles and guidelines for the management of adults, but few data have been published in relation to children. In the case of a pediatric patient with cirrhotic ascites (PPCA), the following questions are raised: How are the clinical assessment and ancillary tests performed? When is ascites considered refractory? How is it treated? Should fresh plasma and platelets be infused before abdominal paracentesis to prevent bleeding? What are the hospitalization criteria? What are the indicated treatments? What complications can patients develop? When and how should hyponatremia be treated? What are the diagnostic criteria for spontaneous bacterial peritonitis? How is it treated? What is hepatorenal syndrome? How is it treated? When should albumin be infused? When should fluid intake be restricted? The recommendations made here are based on pathophysiology and suggest the preferred approach to diagnostic and therapeutic aspects, and preventive care...
October 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892178/review-article-the-diagnostic-approach-and-current-management-of-chylous-ascites
#8
REVIEW
B Lizaola, A Bonder, H D Trivedi, E B Tapper, A Cardenas
BACKGROUND: Chylous ascites is rare, accounting for less than 1% of cases. An appropriate and stepwise approach to its diagnosis and management is of key importance. AIM: To review the current diagnostic approach and management of chylous ascites. METHODS: A literature search was conducted using PubMed using the key words 'chylous', 'ascites', 'cirrhosis', 'pathophysiology', 'nutritional therapy', 'paracentesis", "transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt" and "TIPSS'...
November 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803487/a-mechanism-based-approach-to-management-of-children-with-end-stage-liver-disease
#9
Allah B Haafiz
Due to parallel advances in surgical and acute care disciplines, liver transplantation (LT) has revolutionized the outlook for children with end-stage liver disease (ESLD). Contrary to advances in technical aspects of LT and the peri-operative care, pre-transplant management of ESLD remains quite a formidable challenge. Areas covered: This review provides mechanisms based management strategies to address common complications of ESLD including malnutrition, amended metabolic pathways, gastrointestinal dysfunction, and development of ascites...
August 28, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764764/sclerosing-mesenteritis-in-a-5-year-old-chinese-boy-a-case-report
#10
Cui-Ping Liang, Min Yang, Pei-Yu Chen, Lan-Lan Geng, Ding-You Li, Si-Tang Gong
BACKGROUND: Sclerosing mesenteritis is a rare fibroinflammatory disorder of unknown etiology that primarily affects the mesentery of the small intestine during late adult life. Only about twenty pediatric cases have been reported to date, but none has been reported in Chinese children. CASE PRESENTATION: A 5-year-old Chinese male presented with a 4-week history of recurrent bloating, abdominal pain, anorexia and vomiting. On admission, physical examination showed a severely distended abdomen...
August 1, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754544/consensus-report-by-pediatric-acute-lung-injury-and-sepsis-investigators-and-pediatric-blood-and-marrow-transplantation-consortium-joint-working-committees-supportive-care-guidelines-for-management-of-veno-occlusive-disease-in-children-and-adolescents-part
#11
REVIEW
Rajinder P S Bajwa, Kris M Mahadeo, Benjamin H Taragin, Christopher C Dvorak, Jennifer McArthur, Asumthia Jeyapalan, Christine N Duncan, Robert Tamburro, Alison Gehred, Leslie Lehman, Paul Richardson, Jeffery J Auletta, Ann E Woolfrey
Veno-occlusive disease (VOD) is a common and potentially fatal complication in children undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). It occurs in about one-third of all patients undergoing transplantation and is fatal in 50% of patients with severe disease. Early intervention and specific treatment with defibrotide are associated with improved outcomes. However, there is a lack of supportive care guidelines for management of the multiorgan dysfunction seen in most cases. There is high variability in the management of VOD, which may contribute to the increased morbidity and mortality...
July 25, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741138/trans-splenic-access-for-portal-venous-interventions-in-children-do-benefits-outweigh-risks
#12
Sheena Pimpalwar, Ponraj Chinnadurai, Alberto Hernandez, Kamlesh Kukreja, Shakeel Siddiqui, Henri Justino
BACKGROUND: The primary concern of trans-splenic access for portal interventions is the risk of life-threatening intraperitoneal bleeding. OBJECTIVE: To review the clinical indications and efficacy and evaluate the risk factors for intraperitoneal bleeding during trans-splenic portal interventions in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of consecutive patients who underwent trans-splenic portal interventions at a tertiary care pediatric institution between March 2011 and April 2017 was performed...
July 24, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737869/management-of-cirrhotic-ascites-in-children-review-and-recommendations-part-1-pathophysiology-diagnostic-evaluation-hospitalization-criteria-treatment-nutritional-management
#13
REVIEW
David F Bes, M Cristina Fernández, Ivone Malla, Horacio A Repetto, Daniel Buamsch, Susana López, Roxana Martinitto, Miriam Cuarterolo, Fernando Álvarez
Ascites is a major complication of cirrhosis. There are several evidence-based articles and guidelines for the management of adults, but few data have been published in relation to children. In the case of pediatric patients with cirrhotic ascites (PPCA), the following questions are raised: How are the clinical assessment and ancillary tests performed? When is ascites considered refractory? How is it treated? Should fresh plasma and platelets be infused before abdominal paracentesis to prevent bleeding? What are the hospitalization criteria? What are the indicated treatments? What complications can patients develop? When and how should hyponatremia be treated? What are the diagnostic criteria for spontaneous bacterial peritonitis? How is it treated? What is hepatorenal syndrome? How is it treated? When should albumin be infused? When should fluid intake be restricted? The recommendations made here are based on pathophysiology and suggest the preferred approach to its diagnostic and therapeutic aspects, and preventive care...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588171/clinical-and-laboratory-predictors-of-esophageal-varices-in-children-with-chronic-liver-disease
#14
M I Hasan, M Rukunuzzaman, M Nurullah, F Sultana
Esophageal varices are a serious consequence of portal hypertension in patients with chronic liver diseases. Several studies have evaluated possible noninvasive markers of esophageal varices to reduce the number of unnecessary endoscopies in patients with chronic liver disease. Aim of this study was to identify clinical and laboratory predictors of esophageal varices in children with chronic liver disease. This cross sectional observational study was done at Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Department of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, over a period of 6 months...
April 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489830/-clinical-and-laboratory-characteristics-of-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension-and-pulmonary-vascular-complications-hospitalized-at-the-instituto-nacional-de-salud-del-ni%C3%A3-o
#15
Alexis Jose Ormeño Julca, Carlos Melchor Alvarez Murillo, Pedro Miguel Amoretti Alvino, Angel Aladino Florian Florian, Rosa Aurora Castro Johanson, Maria Danisa Celi Perez, Olga Rocío Huamán Prado
The hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) and portopulmonary hypertension (PPHN) are distinct pulmonary vascular complications of portal hypertension (PHT) and are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVES: To describe the clinical and laboratory characteristics of patients with pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary vascular complications hospitalized at the Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included patients with HTP hospitalized from January 2012 to June 2013 and that during its evolution progressed with SHP or HTPP...
January 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489674/differentiation-between-crohn-s-disease-and-intestinal-tuberculosis-in-children
#16
Sumit Kumar Singh, Anshu Srivastava, Niraj Kumari, Ujjal Poddar, Surender Kumar Yachha, Chandra Mani Pandey
OBJECTIVES: To study clinical, endoscopic, radiologic and histopathological features helpful in differentiating Crohn's disease (CD) from intestinal tuberculosis (ITB) in children. METHODS: Patients diagnosed to have CD or ITB based on standard recommended criteria were enrolled. Children with inflammatory bowel disease unclassified or suspected ITB or CD with incomplete work-up or lost to follow-up were excluded. The clinical and laboratory (radiology, endoscopy and histology) details of children were analyzed...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471905/predictive-variables-for-abnormal-comprehensive-metabolic-panel-testing-and-potential-cost-savings-in-children-receiving-pediatric-emergency-department-care
#17
Matthew David Huckaby, Shayla Freeman, Christopher Thurmond, Matthew Cooper, Joseph D Losek
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine variables predictive of abnormal comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) results in pediatric emergency department (PED) patients and the potential cost savings of a basic metabolic panel (BMP) versus a CMP. METHODS: This is a retrospective cross-sectional descriptive study of children (<18 y) at an urban academic PED (annual census, 22,000). Clinical data included 12 clinical variables: right upper quadrant pain, overdose, emesis, liver disorder, malignancy, heart disease, bleeding disorder, jaundice, right upper quadrant tenderness, hepatomegaly, ascites/peripheral edema and shock, and the liver function test (LFT) results not in a BMP (alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase, total bilirubin, total protein, and albumin)...
May 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423235/hepatic-sinusoidal-obstruction-syndrome-during-maintenance-therapy-of-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-is-associated-with-continuous-asparaginase-therapy-and-mercaptopurine-metabolites
#18
Linea Natalie Toksvang, Silvia De Pietri, Stine N Nielsen, Jacob Nersting, Birgitte K Albertsen, Peder S Wehner, Steen Rosthøj, Päivi M Lähteenmäki, Daniel Nilsson, Tove A Nystad, Kathrine Grell, Thomas L Frandsen, Kjeld Schmiegelow
BACKGROUND: Hepatic sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS) during treatment of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has mainly been associated with 6-thioguanine. The occurrence of several SOS cases after the introduction of extended pegylated asparaginase (PEG-asparaginase) therapy in the Nordic Society of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology (NOPHO) ALL2008 protocol led us to hypothesize that PEG-asparaginase, combined with other drugs, may trigger SOS during 6-thioguanine-free maintenance therapy...
September 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369700/in-utero-presentation-of-aggressive-systemic-mastocytosis-in-a-neonate
#19
A Huang, N Fiadorchanka, K Brar, J L Balderacchi, S A Glick
Mastocytosis is a clinically heterogenous disease characterized by mast cell hyperplasia in skin, bone marrow and/or visceral organs. Cutaneous mastocytosis is more frequently observed in children, whereas indolent systemic mastocytosis is more commonly observed in adults. Aggressive systemic presentation, particularly of the neonate, is exceptionally rare. We present a rare case of congenital aggressive systemic mastocytosis. The patient was a 37-week-old male, born by caesarean section owing to hepatosplenomegaly and ascites diagnosed in utero, who exhibited extensive cutaneous and systemic manifestations of mastocytosis at birth...
March 30, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365696/non-malignant-cerebrospinal-fluid-ascites-in-a-patient-with-atypical-teratoid-rhabdoid-tumor
#20
Santhosh A Upadhyaya, Paul Klimo, Giles W Robinson
BACKGROUND: The development of symptomatic ascites from a ventriculoperitoneal shunt is rare in children without prior intra-abdominal pathology. Here we report a case of symptomatic ascites in a young child with a ventriculoperitoneal shunt and metastatic atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor. CASE REPORT: This 15-month-old boy developed symptomatic ascites while undergoing chemotherapy for his malignant brain tumor. Diagnostic work up to identify the etiology of this ascites yielded a non-malignant, sterile transudate, refractory to repeated paracentesis...
2017: Oncology Research and Treatment
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