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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774515/eating-disorder-or-oesophageal-achalasia-during-adolescence-diagnostic-difficulties
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REVIEW
Aurélie Letranchant, Bénédicte Pigneur, Martine Flament, Nathalie Godart
Marine was a fourteen and a half-year-old adolescent female hospitalized for an eating disorder (ED) of the anorexic type with purging behaviors. She has had a complicated life course, made up of disruptions and discontinuities, both family and school. Since the age of five, Marine had been intermittently treated in psychiatry for a diagnosis of oppositional defiant disorder. The current illness started with spontaneous and induced vomiting associated with major weight loss (body mass index, 15.27 kg m-2 )...
May 17, 2018: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730731/the-global-face-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis-advocacy-and-research-groups
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REVIEW
Christine James, Amal Assa'ad
Although eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) has been described in the literature for a substantial period, its recognition as a disease entity on the global stage is still relatively new. It has become a major diagnosis of consideration by medical providers when both adult and pediatric patients present with dysphagia, food impaction, and gastroesophageal reflux-like symptoms. In addition to the clinical work of specialists such as allergy-immunologists and gastroenterologists, the evolution of research organizations and advocacy groups focused on EoE have greatly assisted in bringing attention to, and raising awareness about, this disease...
May 5, 2018: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681425/epidemiology-and-national-trends-in-prevalence-and-surgical-management-of-metastatic-spinal-disease
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Samantha R Horn, Ekamjeet S Dhillon, Gregory W Poorman, Jared C Tishelman, Frank A Segreto, Cole A Bortz, John Y Moon, Omar Behery, Nicholas Shepard, Bassel G Diebo, Shaleen Vira, Peter G Passias
Surgical treatment for spinal metastasis has benefited from improvements in surgical techniques. However, the trends in treatment and outcomes for spinal metastasis surgery have not been well-established in a pediatric population. Patients <20 years old with metastatic spinal tumors undergoing spinal surgery were identified in the KID database. Trends for spinal metastases treatment and patient outcomes were analyzed using weight-adjusted ANOVAs. 333 patients were identified in the KID database. The top five primary diagnoses were metastatic brain/spinal cord tumor (19...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29613837/lingual-frenulum-phenotypes-in-brazilian-infants-with-congenital-zika-syndrome
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Cristiane Sá Roriz Fonteles, Erlane Marques Ribeiro, Marinisi Sales Aragão Santos, Rebeka Ferreira Pequeno Leite, Gabryela Sales Assunção, André Jalles Monteiro, André Luiz Santos Pessoa, Célia Maria Giacheti, Sáile Cavalcante Kerbage, Thyciana Rodrigues Ribeiro, Luciano Pamplona de Góes Cavalcanti
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to evaluate lingual frenulum in children affected by congenital Zika syndrome (CZS) and to analyze the association of lingual frenulum phenotypes with other variables. DESIGN: This present work had a cross-sectional, descriptive study design. SETTING: This study was carried out in Fortaleza (Brazil). The health professionals provided tertiary level of care. Data collection occurred during a multidisciplinary task force for evaluating infants affected by CZS in December 2 to 3, 2016...
January 1, 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605373/swallowing-outcomes-in-children-after-slide-tracheoplasty
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Alexandra J Stewart, Colin R Butler, Nagarajan Muthialu, Debbie Sell, Joseph Marchant, Richard J D Hewitt, Martin J Elliott
INTRODUCTION: Slide tracheoplasty is now considered gold standard treatment for long segment congenital tracheal stenosis. Outcomes are typically focused upon airway patency. Dysphagia is often reported in children undergoing cardiothoracic surgery, but not specifically after slide tracheoplasty. This study was carried out to describe the nature and prevalence of dysphagia following slide tracheoplasty for long segment congenital tracheal stenosis. METHODS: Retrospective case note review was conducted on a series of patients who underwent swallow evaluation following slide tracheoplasty between 2006 and 2014...
May 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594072/tonsillar-lymphoma-in-children-according-to-age-group-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Guilherme-Machado de Carvalho, Henrique-Furlan Pauna, Agrício-Nubiato Crespo, Reinaldo-Jordão Gusmão, Alexandre-Caixeta Guimarães
Introduction: Lymphoma is a common malignant tumor of the head and neck occurring during childhood. Early diagnosis is very important in terms of prognosis in patients with tonsillar lymphoma.Our objective was to evaluate the clinical manifestations of pediatric tonsillar lymphoma according to different age groups. Materials and Methods: A systematic review of available English, Spanish, or Portuguese literature from January 1996 to June 2012 was performedin the BIREME, Cochrane, IBECS, Lilacs, PubMed/Medline, SCIELO, and Scopus databases, using "tonsillar lymphoma" and "children" as keywords...
March 2018: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571543/dysphagia-in-children
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Kimberly L Duffy
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) play an integral role in evaluating and treating pediatric patients with dysphagia related to aerodigestive disorders. Non-supportive anatomy, cardio-respiratory and medical status, state control, neurologic functioning, postural stability and control, gastrointestinal functioning, hunger and satiation, developmental abilities, oral-motor skills, oral/pharyngeal reflexes, airway protection and secretion management can create barriers to successful oral feeding. Swallowing is broken down into four phases and difficulties can occur during any phase or in combination with another phase of swallowing...
March 2018: Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563737/a-rare-presentation-of-synovial-sarcoma-as-cervical-lymphadenopathy-in-a-pediatric-patient-a-case-report
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Ashutosh Gupta, Gunjan Agrawal, Vivek Chaudhary, Heena Mazhar, Santanu Tiwari
Synovial sarcoma is the uncommon malignant tumor of children and adolescents. It usually involves the soft tissues of the upper and lower joints and most commonly affects adults in their fourth decade of life. We report a rare case of synovial sarcoma of the head and neck region in a five-year-old child who has presented with right side cervical lymphadenopathy associated with dysphagia and hoarseness of voice. Patient was managed by modified radical neck dissection followed by chemotherapy.
March 2018: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557630/-surgical-treatment-of-macroglossia-in-beckwith-wiedemann-syndrome-case-report
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Pablo Roa Rojas, Hernán Arango Fernández, Martha Rebolledo Cobos, Jonathan Harris Ricardo
Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome is a rare congenital condition, characterized by presenting macroglossia, defects of the abdominal wall, hemihypertrophy, omphalocele, neonatal hypoglycemia, umbilical hernia, hepatomegaly, cardiac abnormalities, among others. Macroglossia occurs in 90% of cases, causing a problem in chewing, swallowing, phonation and breathing, resulting in a closure of the upper airway. The therapeutic option of choice is partial glossectomy. We present a 2-month-old pediatric patient with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome and area blockage due to severe macroglossia; in the medical history, congenital heart disease, interatrial communication, persistent ductus arteriosus, symptomatic epilepsy, renal failure, hypoglycemia, tracheotomy and gastrostomy, due to airway collapse and dysphagia...
April 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549437/treatment-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis-in-the-pediatric-patient-an-evidence-based-approach
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REVIEW
Mery Munoz-Persy, Alfredo J Lucendo
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a unique form of non-IgE-mediated food allergy characterized by esophageal eosinophilic infiltration that commonly causes dysphagia and food impaction in children and adolescents. Assessing the efficacy of dietary restrictions or drug therapies to achieve clinical and histologic resolution of EoE through randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses has resulted in new evidence-based guidelines. Avoiding food triggers is the only therapy targeting the cause of the disease...
March 17, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29513868/findings-of-postoperative-clinical-assessment-of-swallowing-in-infants-with-congenital-heart-defect
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Paula Colvara de Souza, Vanessa Souza Gigoski, Camila Lúcia Etges, Lisiane da Rosa Barbosa
PURPOSE: Describe the findings of postoperative clinical evaluation of swallowing in infants with congenital heart disease (CHD) in a reference hospital in southern Brazil. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study conducted postoperatively with infants with medical diagnosis of CHD aged 0-6 months in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Exclusion criteria comprised infants with neurological and respiratory impairments, craniofacial malformation, structural alteration in the upper airways, and suspicion or diagnosis of genetic syndromes...
March 1, 2018: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464395/temporal-trends-of-pediatric-dysphagia-in-hospitalized-patients
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Joshua Horton, Carlyn Atwood, Sharon Gnagi, Ronald Teufel, Clarice Clemmens
The objective of this study was to determine temporal trends of dysphagia diagnoses in hospitalized children. This is a retrospective observational study from the 1997-2012 Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) conducted in the setting of weighted hospitalizations in a KID participating center. More than 6 million pediatric admissions were captured in each triennial KID report. Main outcomes included triennial rates of dysphagia diagnosis in hospitalized pediatric patients, and secondary outcomes included rates of dysphagia in premature and low-birthweight infants...
February 20, 2018: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447817/mature-and-immature-pediatric-head-and-neck-teratomas-a-15-year-review-at-a-large-tertiary-center
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Harish Dharmarajan, Noémie Rouillard-Bazinet, Binoy M Chandy
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric head and neck teratomas account for less than 4% of congenital teratomas. The distinct presentations and outcomes of mature and immature head and neck teratomas have not been well established. OBJECTIVES: To review the management and outcomes of pediatric head and neck teratomas. To distinguish differences between mature and immature tumors with respect to the age at presentation and surgery, tumor size and location, alpha fetoprotein (AFP) levels, airway management, and recurrence...
February 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447795/modified-approach-for-pediatric-external-cricopharyngeal-myotomy
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Suresh Mohan, Sarah N Bowe, Lara M Hirner, Claire Zar-Kessler, Christopher J Hartnick
Pediatric cricopharyngeal achalasia is an uncommon but important cause of oropharyngeal dysphagia. Failure of upper esophageal sphincter relaxation is the currently understood pathophysiology. Therapies include balloon dilation, botulinum toxin injection, and endoscopic or open cricopharyngeal myotomy (CPM). Open CPM is usually performed at the posterior midline of the cricopharyngeus and can be a risky procedure given concern for esophageal perforation and damage to the recurrent laryngeal nerve. Here, we present a novel modified technique for open CPM using a superficial anterolateral transection approach in the case of a young male with refractory cricopharyngeal achalasia...
February 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435661/short-term-effects-of-cold-liquids-on-the-pharyngeal-swallow-in-preterm-infants-with-dysphagia-a-pilot-study
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Louisa Ferrara, Ranjith Kamity, Shahidul Islam, Irene Sher, Dan Barlev, Laurie Wennerholm, Fran Redstone, Nazeeh Hanna
Cold stimulation reduces airway compromise in adults with dysphagia. However, there is no sufficient evidence to support its use in the pediatric population. The primary goal of this pilot study is to assess the effect of cold liquid on the pharyngeal swallow mechanism in preterm infants with dysphagia. We hypothesized that thermal stimulation from cold liquid will decrease the risk of airway compromise in dysphagic preterm infants. Nine preterm infants with clinical symptoms of dysphagia were included. Video fluoroscopic swallow studies were used to assess the swallowing mechanism of each participant...
February 12, 2018: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429770/structural-airway-abnormalities-contribute-to-dysphagia-in-children-with-esophageal-atresia-and-tracheoesophageal-fistula
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Katherine J Baxter, Lauren M Baxter, April M Landry, Mark L Wulkan, Amina M Bhatia
BACKGROUND: Long-term dysphagia occurs in up to 50% of repaired esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF) patients. The underlying factors are unclear and may include stricture, esophageal dysmotility, or associated anomalies. Our purpose was to determine whether structural airway abnormalities (SAA) are associated with dysphagia in EA/TEF. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of children who underwent EA/TEF repair in our hospital system from 2007 to 2016...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394215/practice-differences-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis-among-adult-and-pediatric-gastroenterologists-in-israel
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Eyal Zifman, Hagar Banai, Raanan Shamir, Tamar Ringel-Kulka, Noam Zevit
OBJECTIVES: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) guidelines call for similar practices in adults and children with EoE. We compared the diagnostic and management practices of gastroenterologists treating adult and pediatric patients suspected of having, or diagnosed with, EoE. METHODS: A 19 question multiple choice questionnaire was given to gastroenterologists treating either adults or children. Questions explored four areas of interest: Physician demographics, diagnosis and tissue sampling practices, management, and the need for societal publications on EoE...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393599/dysphagia-and-associated-clinical-markers-in-neurologically-intact-children-with-respiratory-disease
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Fernanda C Sassi, Karina C B Bühler, Fabiola S Juste, Fabiola C F Almeida, Debora M Befi-Lopes, Claudia R F de Andrade
OBJECTIVE: The identification of oropharyngeal aspiration is paramount since it can have negative consequences on a compromised respiratory status. Our hypothesis was that dysphagia in neurologically intact children with respiratory disease is associated to specific clinical markers. STUDY DESIGN: Using the medical files we conducted a retrospective, observational cohort study on children admitted to the pediatric hospital unit due to respiratory disease. We collected data on specific parameters of a clinical swallowing assessment and dysphagia was classified according to the Dysphagia Management Staging Scale...
April 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386758/challenges-in-management-of-pediatric-life-threatening-neck-and-chest-trauma
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Shilpa Sharma, Biplab Mishra, Amit Gupta, Kapil Dev Soni, Richa Aggarwal, Subodh Kumar
Introduction: Neck and thoracic trauma in children pose unforeseen challenges requiring variable management strategies. Here, we describe some unusual cases. Patients and Methods: Pediatric cases of unusual neck and thoracic trauma prospectively managed from April 2012 to March 2014 at a Level 1 trauma center were studied for management strategies, outcome, and follow-up. Results: Six children with a median age of 5.5 (range 2-10) years were managed...
January 2018: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380175/combined-and-alternating-topical-steroids-and-food-elimination-diet-for-the-treatment-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis
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Craig C Reed, Anca M Safta, Shadi Qasem, M Angie Almond, Evan S Dellon, Elizabeth T Jensen
BACKGROUND: Few studies have examined combined or alternating treatment algorithms in eosinophilic esophagitis. AIMS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study to ascertain the efficacy and adherence to a combined and alternating treatment approach with topical corticosteroids and 2-food elimination diet for pediatric EoE. METHODS: Patients were prescribed a 2-food elimination diet (milk and soy) and topical corticosteroid (fluticasone or oral viscous budesonide) for 3 months, after which the steroid was discontinued and 2-food elimination diet continued for 3 months...
January 29, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
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