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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149393/challenges-in-minor-tbi-and-indications-for-head-ct-in-pediatric-tbi-an-update
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Navneet Singh, Ash Singhal
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric head trauma is one of the commonest presentations to emergency departments. Over 90% of such head injuries are considered mild, but still present risk acute clinical deterioration and longer term morbidity. Identifying which children are at risk of clinically important brain injuries remains challenging and much of the data on minor head injuries is based on the adult population. CHALLENGES IN PEDIATRICS: Children, however, are different, both anatomically and in terms of mechanism of injury, to adults and, even within the pediatric group, there are differences with age and stage of development...
October 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149392/when-in-doubt-sit-it-out-pediatric-concussion-an-update
#2
Julia Morrow Kerrigan, Christopher C Giza
Concussion is a major public health issue that has received much publicity in recent years. Reported concussions are increasing across all ages, including the highest rates in pediatric age ranges. Due to the age-related physiological responses and differential recovery of symptoms after concussion, special consideration must be given to youth concussions. Concussion can affect each child differently and likely affects children differently than adults. Until the past decade, there has been a scarcity of scientifically rigorous studies examining concussions in children...
October 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139100/-guidelines-for-non-invasive-and-invasive-home-mechanical-ventilation-for-treatment-of-chronic-respiratory-failure-update-2017
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W Windisch, M Dreher, J Geiseler, K Siemon, J Brambring, D Dellweg, B Grolle, S Hirschfeld, T Köhnlein, U Mellies, S Rosseau, B Schönhofer, B Schucher, A Schütz, H Sitter, S Stieglitz, J Storre, M Winterholler, P Young, S Walterspacher
Today, invasive and non-invasive home mechanical ventilation have become a well-established treatment option. Consequently, in 2010 the German Society of Pneumology and Mechanical Ventilation (DGP) has leadingly published the guidelines on "Non-Invasive and Invasive Mechanical Ventilation for Treatment of Chronic Respiratory Failure". However, continuing technical evolutions, new scientific insights, and health care developments require an extensive revision of the guidelines.For this reason, the updated guidelines are now published...
November 2017: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132638/impact-of-an-integrated-electronic-handover-tool-on-pediatric-junior-medical-staff-jms-handover
#4
Daryl R Cheng, James Liddle, Emily Mailes, Mike South
BACKGROUND: Clinical medical handover between doctors forms a critical part of the patient care process. However, with the evolution of junior medical staff (JMS) working conditions, time pressure and increasing clinical and administrative loads mean that quality clinical handover is increasingly important yet more challenging to achieve. This study evaluated the impact of a newly integrated electronic handover tool on JMS adoption and usage of the tool, as well as impacts on the quality (accuracy and redundancy) of handover data, JMS perceived workflow (time management and communication) and JMS satisfaction...
December 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132528/an-update-on-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#5
REVIEW
Tomoko Sairenji, Kimberly L Collins, David V Evans
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) includes 2 chronic idiopathic inflammatory diseases: ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease. The incidence and prevalence of IBD is increasing worldwide. It can affect people of all ages, including children and geriatric populations, and can impact all aspects of life. In this article, diagnosis and treatment of IBD in adults, pediatric, pregnant, and elderly populations are explored from the perspective of a primary care physician.
December 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117014/what-s-new-in-pediatric-upper-extremity-sports-injuries
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Jennifer J Beck, Connor G Richmond, Marc A Tompkins, Ann Heyer, Kevin G Shea, Aristides I Cruz
BACKGROUND: Sports injuries are common in pediatric and adolescent patients and the evaluation and treatment of these injuries continues to evolve. The purpose of this review is to provide a comprehensive appraisal of the most recent literature, highlighting updates on sports-related upper extremity injuries in pediatric patients. METHODS: An electronic search of the PubMed, EMBASE, and Google Scholar databases was performed for keywords related to pediatric overhead athletes, osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the capitellum, medial epicondyle fractures, shoulder instability, and clavicle fractures...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116015/how-we-read-pediatric-pet-ct-indications-and-strategies-for-image-acquisition-interpretation-and-reporting
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REVIEW
Gabrielle C Colleran, Neha Kwatra, Leah Oberg, Frederick D Grant, Laura Drubach, Michael J Callahan, Robert D MacDougall, Frederic H Fahey, Stephan D Voss
PET/CT plays an important role in the diagnosis, staging and management of many pediatric malignancies. The techniques for performing PET/CT examinations in children have evolved, with increasing attention focused on reducing patient exposure to ionizing radiation dose whenever possible and minimizing scan duration and sedation times, with a goal toward optimizing the overall patient experience. This review outlines our approach to performing PET/CT, including a discussion of the indications for a PET/CT exam, approaches for optimizing the exam protocol, and a review of different approaches for acquiring the CT portion of the PET/CT exam...
November 7, 2017: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114009/2017-american-heart-association-focused-update-on-pediatric-basic-life-support-and-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-quality-an-update-to-the-american-heart-association-guidelines-for-cardio-pulmonary-resuscitation-and-emergency-cardiovascular-care
#8
REVIEW
Dianne L Atkins, Allan R de Caen, Stuart Berger, Ricardo A Samson, Stephen M Schexnayder, Benny L Joyner, Blair L Bigham, Dana E Niles, Jonathan P Duff, Elizabeth A Hunt, Peter A Meaney
This focused update to the American Heart Association guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency cardiovascular care follows the Pediatric Task Force of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation evidence review. It aligns with the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation's continuous evidence review process, and updates are published when the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation completes a literature review based on new science. This update provides the evidence review and treatment recommendation for chest compression-only CPR versus CPR using chest compressions with rescue breaths for children <18 years of age...
November 6, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110102/pediatric-delirium-recognition-management-and-outcome
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REVIEW
Susan Beckwitt Turkel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review seeks to provide an update on the diagnosis, management, and outcome of pediatric delirium. RECENT FINDINGS: Care of patients with delirium depends on correct diagnosis and treatment of its underlying cause. A variety of instruments are available to aid diagnosis. Management of delirium currently depends on atypical antipsychotics, while avoiding agents that may precipitate or exacerbate it. While most critically ill children survive delirium, many children die or have worsening function after their illness...
November 7, 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106702/hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-hpa-axis-suppression-after-treatment-with-glucocorticoid-therapy-for-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia
#10
REVIEW
Niki Rensen, Reinoud Jbj Gemke, Elvira C van Dalen, Joost Rotteveel, Gertjan Jl Kaspers
BACKGROUND: Glucocorticoids play a major role in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). However, supraphysiological doses can suppress the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. HPA axis suppression resulting in reduced cortisol response may cause an impaired stress response and an inadequate host defence against infection, which remain a cause of morbidity and death. Suppression commonly occurs in the first days after cessation of glucocorticoid therapy, but the exact duration is unclear...
November 6, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099731/update-on-pediatric-sinus-surgery-indications-and-outcomes
#11
David A Gudis, Zachary M Soler
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the recent literature of pediatric endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). RECENT FINDINGS: Sinus balloon catheter dilation is an important addition to the surgical treatment tools for pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis (PCRS). ESS is a safe and effective therapeutic modality for uncomplicated PCRS. For PCRS complicated by comorbidities including cystic fibrosis and primary ciliary dyskinesia, ESS and adjuvant medical therapy confers significant sinus, pulmonary, and quality of life benefits to pediatric patients...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095773/management-of-the-febrile-young-infant-update-for-the-21st-century
#12
Christopher Woll, Mark I Neuman, Paul L Aronson
Infants aged 90 days or younger with fever are frequently evaluated in the pediatric emergency department. Physical examination findings and individual laboratory investigations are not reliable to differentiate benign viral infections from serious bacterial infections in febrile infants. Clinical prediction models were developed more than 25 years ago and have high sensitivity but relatively low specificity to identify bacterial infections in febrile infants. Newer laboratory investigations such as C-reactive protein and procalcitonin have favorable test characteristics compared with traditional laboratory studies such as a white blood cell count...
November 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095346/pediatric-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-current-thinking
#13
Valerio Nobili, Piotr Socha
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), an increasingly prevalent paediatric disorder is diagnosed and managed by both paediatric gastroenterologists / hepatologists but also frequently by the general paediatrician. This paper updates recent advances in diagnostic and therapeutic approach which may be applied to everyday practice. Diagnosis of NAFLD takes into account the risk factor profile and is a diagnosis of exclusion. Techniques such as transient elastography and specific biomarkers aimed at improving diagnosis and monitoring of NAFLD need further validation in the paediatric population...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081858/prolonged-cough-in-pediatric-population-first-line-care-belgian-guidelines
#14
Sophie Leconte, Stéphanie Valentin, Estelle Dromelet, Michel De Jonghe
BACKGROUND: The clinical approach to a prolonged cough, i.e. a cough lasting more than three weeks, is challenging for general practitioners as well for primary care pediatricians. What the recommended clinical approach in primary care is, how cough duration or cough characteristics impact the diagnosis, and what the efficiency and safety of antibiotics or symptomatic treatments are remain in question for primary care physicians. OBJECTIVE: The last Belgian guidelines were published in 2006 and needed to be reviewed...
2017: Open Respiratory Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075621/pancreatic-involvement-in-pediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#15
REVIEW
Javier Martín-de-Carpi, Melinda Moriczi, Gemma Pujol-Muncunill, Victor M Navas-López
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic condition that includes two clinical entities: Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Although both entities mainly affect the gastrointestinal tract are considered multisystemic diseases and may present extraintestinal manifestations involving other organs and systems. Pancreatic involvement in Pediatric IBD includes a heterogeneous group of clinical entities like acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, autoimmune pancreatitis, asymptomatic exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, increased pancreatic enzyme levels, structural abnormalities, and granulomatous inflammation...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072963/medicaid-prior-authorization-policies-for-medication-treatment-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-in-young-children-united-states-2015
#16
Rachel L Hulkower, Meghan Kelley, Lindsay K Cloud, Susanna N Visser
OBJECTIVES: In 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics updated its guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to recommend that clinicians refer parents of preschoolers (aged 4-5) for training in behavior therapy and subsequently treat with medication if behavior therapy fails to sufficiently improve functioning. Data available from just before the release of the guidelines suggest that fewer than half of preschoolers with ADHD received behavior therapy and about half received medication...
November 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072387/-biologic-therapy-for-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
#17
REVIEW
Riva Brik
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) includes a group of systemic inflammatory disorders of unknown etiology for which no curative treatment currently exists. The traditional treatment for these disorders which includes the use of NSAIDs and disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMRADs) is only effective in a subset of patients. Recent advances in understanding the pathophysiology of the inflammatory response, have led to the development of a new class of medications, termed biologic agents which are capable of selectively inhibiting the principal mediators of inflammation...
October 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071854/-interpretation-of-chinese-clinical-guidelines-for-acute-upper-respiratory-tract-infection-in-children
#18
Li Li, Xing Liao, Jing Zhao, Yan-Ming Xie
Acute upper respiratory tract infection(AURI) in pediatrics is the most common disease in children, often caused by a variety of pathogens. The incidence of clinic patients accounts for over 60%. The domestic organizations and institutes have issued 5 agnostic and therapeutic clinical guidelines about AURI in children. This article briefly reviewed and interpreted the contents and qualities of the relevant guidelines. There are fewer problems with them,such us smaller quantities, lower quality, slower update...
April 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061869/infection-prevention-and-control-in-pediatric-ambulatory-settings
#19
REVIEW
Mobeen H Rathore, Mary Anne Jackson
Since the American Academy of Pediatrics published its statement titled "Infection Prevention and Control in Pediatric Ambulatory Settings" in 2007, there have been significant changes that prompted this updated statement. Infection prevention and control is an integral part of pediatric practice in ambulatory medical settings as well as in hospitals. Infection prevention and control practices should begin at the time the ambulatory visit is scheduled. All health care personnel should be educated regarding the routes of transmission and techniques used to prevent the transmission of infectious agents...
November 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059075/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-berlin-and-ventricular-assist-devices-a-primer-for-the-cardiologist
#20
Charlotte S Van Dorn, Devon O Aganga, Jonathan N Johnson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Mechanical circulatory support (MCS) has become an indispensable tool in the management of children with impending respiratory and cardiac failure. Though extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) was classically the only form of support available to pediatric patients, considerable advances have allowed ventricular assist devices (VADs) to become increasingly utilized in children. This review provides an update of recent advances in ECMO and VAD management in children...
October 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
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