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Pediatric dysphagia

P Rodríguez Iglesias, V Ibáñez Pradas, A Alamar Velázquez, I Ibáñez Alcañiz, M Couselo Jerez
INTRODUCTION: The cricopharyngeal achalasia is an esophageal motor disorder that entails a lack of relaxation of the upper esophageal sphincter. It is rare in children and its etiology is related to multiple factors. The symptoms are nonspecific and may be masked by other diseases. CLINICAL CASE: Report two infants with dysphagia and choking episodes. Upper gastrointestinal series confirmed cricopharyngeal achalasia. The first patient was treated with endoscopic dilatation, and did not require further therapies...
January 15, 2016: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
Anna M Follent, Anna F Rumbach, Elizabeth C Ward, Jeanne Marshall, Pamela Dodrill, Peter Lewindon
PURPOSE: There is limited information regarding the nature of dysphagia and feeding difficulties following alkali ingestion injury to inform multidisciplinary intervention. The aim was to describe the history and nature of chronic dysphagia and feeding difficulties in two children following severe alkali ingestion injury. METHODS: Medical records, primary caregiver report, and clinical assessment were used to compile detailed case histories and assess current dysphagia and feeding skills...
October 7, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
Maureen A Lefton-Greif, Joan C Arvedson
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) have played primary roles in the evaluation and management of children with feeding/swallowing disorders for more than five decades. Medical, surgical, and technological advances have improved the survival of young fragile infants and children, many of whom will present with feeding/swallowing problems. Regardless of their underlying etiologies, many of these children are at risk for aspiration-induced lung disease, undernutrition or malnutrition, developmental deficits, and stressful interactions with their caregivers...
November 2016: Seminars in Speech and Language
Clarissa C M Valões, Glaucia V Novak, Juliana B Brunelli, Katia T Kozu, Ricardo K Toma, Clovis A Silva
OBJECTIVE: To assess esophageal involvement (EI) in juvenile localized scleroderma (JLS) population and the possible association between this gastrointestinal manifestation and demographic data, clinical features, laboratory exams, treatments and outcomes. METHODS: For a period of 31 years, 5,881 patients with rheumatic diseases were followed in our Pediatric Rheumatology Division. EI was defined by the presence of symptoms (solid/liquid dysphagia, heartburn, esophageal regurgitation, nausea/vomiting and epigastralgia) and confirmed by at least one EI exam abnormality: barium contrast radiography, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and 24-hour esophageal pH-monitoring...
September 17, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
Thuy Frakking, Anne Chang, Kerry O'Grady, Michael David, Kelly Weir
BACKGROUND: Cervical auscultation (CA) may be used to complement feeding/swallowing evaluations when assessing for aspiration. There are no published pediatric studies that compare the properties of sounds between aspirating and nonaspirating swallows. AIM: To establish acoustic and perceptual profiles of aspirating and nonaspirating swallow sounds and determine if a difference exists between these 2 swallowing types. METHODS: Aspiration sound clips were obtained from recordings using CA simultaneously undertaken with videofluoroscopic swallow study...
September 28, 2016: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
Puja Sahai, Bidhu Kalyan Mohanti, Atul Sharma, Alok Thakar, Suman Bhasker, Aanchal Kakkar, Mehar Chand Sharma, Ashish Datt Upadhyay
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to evaluate the outcome and treatment-related morbidity in pediatric patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) treated with chemoradiotherapy. METHODS: We did a retrospective review of 41 pediatric patients diagnosed with NPC between 2000 and 2013. The majority of the patients were treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by concurrent chemoradiation with the dose of 70 Gy in 35 fractions. Eight patients were treated with intensity-modulated radiation therapy, while the remaining with three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy or two-dimensional simulation technique...
September 29, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Sharon H Gnagi, David R White
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To discuss current modalities of endoscopic airway management beyond balloon dilation therapy. RECENT FINDINGS: Advances continue to be made through technology and bioengineering with exciting potential in the pediatric airway. Smaller robots and instrumentation allow increased endoscopic surgical success. Biodegradable stents and bioengineered grafts are on the horizon for use in airway surgery. Dysphonia following airway reconstruction is of increasing recognition with new endoscopic treatments being performed...
September 15, 2016: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
Cheryl Hersh, Carissa Wentland, Sarah Sally, Marie de Stadler, Steven Hardy, M Shannon Fracchia, Bob Liu, Christopher Hartnick
INTRODUCTION: Radiation exposure is recognized as having long term consequences, resulting in increased risks over the lifetime. Children, in particular, have a projected lifetime risk of cancer, which should be reduced if within our capacity. The objective of this study is to quantify the amount of ionizing radiation in care for children being treated for aspiration secondary to a type 1 laryngeal cleft. With this baseline data, strategies can be developed to create best practice pathways to maintain quality of care while minimizing radiation exposure...
October 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Ji Sun Jung, Hyun Jung Chang, Jeong-Yi Kwon
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the overall profile of children with feeding disorders and their relationships to medical conditions in an outpatient feeding clinic of a tertiary hospital. METHODS: The medical records of 143 children who had visited the feeding clinic between January 2010 and June 2014 were reviewed retrospectively. The presence of a feeding disorder (feeding behavior disorder, dysphagia, and/or failure to thrive [FTT]) and the children's medical conditions were examined by a physiatrist...
August 2016: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
Stina Oftedal, Peter S W Davies, Roslyn N Boyd, Richard D Stevenson, Robert S Ware, Piyapa Keawutan, Katherine A Benfer, Kristie L Bell
OBJECTIVES: To describe the longitudinal relationship between height-for-age z score (HZ), growth velocity z score, energy intake, habitual physical activity (HPA), and sedentary time across Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) levels I to V in preschoolers with cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS: Children with CP (n = 175 [109 (62.2%) boys]; mean recruitment age 2 years, 10 months [SD 11 months]; GMFCS I = 83 [47.2%], II = 21 [11.9%], III = 28 [15.9%], IV = 19 [10...
September 7, 2016: Pediatrics
Hayley Estrem, Britt F Pados, Jinhee Park, Kathleen A Knafl, Suzanne M Thoyre
AIM: To report an analysis of the concept of pediatric feeding problems. BACKGROUND: Reviews of the literature on pediatric feeding problems and disorders repeatedly reference the lack of a shared conceptualization of feeding problems. It is difficult to track etiology, prevalence and incidence of a phenomena when available definitions and diagnoses lack practical utility. DESIGN: An evolutionary concept analysis. DATA SOURCES: A search was conducted in October 2014 of Google Scholar, CINAHL, PubMed and Web of Science databases, with MeSH terms and key words including: failure to thrive, feeding disorder/difficulty/problems, infantile anorexia, oral aversion, mealtime behavior and dysphagia...
September 7, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Memorie M Gosa, Pamela Dodrill
BACKGROUND: Unlike adult populations, who primarily depend on liquids for hydration alone, infants rely on liquids to provide them with hydration and nutrition. Speech-language pathologists working within pediatric medical settings often identify dysphagia in patients and subsequently recommend thickened liquids to reduce aspiration risk. Caregivers frequently report difficulty attempting to prepare infant formula to the prescribed thickness. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was designed to determine (1) the relationship between consistencies in modified barium swallow studies and thickened infant formulas and (2) the effects of time and temperature on the resulting thickness of infant formula...
August 31, 2016: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
Mandy Henderson, Anna Miles, Victoria Holgate, Sophia Peryman, Jacqui Allen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility of obtaining and utilizing objective measures of timing and displacement from videofluoroscopy performed in pediatrics. STUDY DESIGN: Children (n = 121; mean age 38 months, range 9 days-21 years, SD 4 years) referred for videofluoroscopy were recruited. All underwent a standardized protocol including a mid-feed 20-second loop recorded at 25 frames per second. Videos were analyzed using objective digital measures of timing and displacement...
August 25, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
Anjum Saeed, Asaad Assiri, Zafar Zaidi, Abdulmalik Alsheikh
Esophagitis in children is not uncommon, mostly due to gastro-esophageal reflux. Other conditions like eosinophilic and infective esophagitis need to be elucidated in differential diagnoses. Fungal orCandida esophagitisusually occurs in high risk children who are immune-compromised, malnourished, on steroid therapy or have uncontrolled diabetes mellitus. An eleven-year girl presented with uncontrolled type I diabetes mellitus and recurrent epigastric pain with vomiting. Her oral intake was satisfactory. There was no dysphagia and odynophagia...
August 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Lara Ferris, Nathalie Rommel, Sebastian Doeltgen, Ingrid Scholten, Stamatiki Kritas, Rammy Abu-Assi, Lisa McCall, Grace Seiboth, Katie Lowe, David Moore, Jenny Faulks, Taher Omari
OBJECTIVES: To determine which objective pressure-impedance measures of pharyngeal swallowing function correlated with clinically assessed severity of oropharyngeal dysphagia (OPD) symptoms. STUDY DESIGN: Forty-five children with OPD and 34 control children without OPD were recruited and up to 5 liquid bolus swallows were recorded with a solid-state high-resolution manometry with impedance catheter. Individual measures of pharyngeal and upper esophageal sphincter (UES) function and a swallow risk index composite score were derived for each swallow, and averaged data for patients with OPD were compared with those of control children without OPD...
October 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
Ting Chen, Xiang-Hui Lu, Hui-Fang Wang, Rui Ban, Hua-Xu Liu, Qiang Shi, Qian Wang, Xi Yin, Chuan-Qiang Pu
BACKGROUND: Myopathies with rimmed vacuoles are a heterogeneous group of muscle disorders with progressive muscle weakness and varied clinical manifestations but similar features in muscle biopsies. Here, we describe a novel autosomal dominant myopathy with rimmed vacuoles in a large family with 11 patients of three generations affected. METHODS: A clinical study including family history, obstetric, pediatric, and development history was recorded. Clinical examinations including physical examination, electromyography (EMG), serum creatine kinase (CK), bone X-rays, and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were performed in this family...
August 5, 2016: Chinese Medical Journal
Arwen Jackson, Jennifer Maybee, Maura K Moran, Kristine Wolter-Warmerdam, Francis Hickey
Aspiration is an often unrecognized comorbidity in children with Down syndrome with serious medical consequences. This retrospective chart review of swallow study reports characterizes oral and pharyngeal phase dysphagia and diet modifications on videofluoroscopic swallow studies (VFSS) in a large cohort of children with Down syndrome. A total of 158 pediatric patients (male = 95; female = 63; mean age 2.10 years, SD 3.17 years) received an initial VFSS at a pediatric teaching hospital as part of their medical care...
October 2016: Dysphagia
Hassan Al-Thani, Ayman El-Menyar, Maryam Al Sulaiti, Jamela El-Mabrok, Khairi Hajaji, Hesham Elgohary, Mohammad Asim, Ibrahim Taha, Abdelhakem Tabeb
OBJECTIVES: A thyroglossal duct cyst (TDC) is a frequent congenital midline anomaly of the neck that usually manifests during the first decade of life. We aimed to describe the presentation, management, and outcome of TDC in pediatric and adult cases. METHODS: A retrospective observational analysis was conducted for all patients diagnosed and treated for TDC between 2000 and 2014 in a single center in Qatar. Data included patients' demographics, presentations, preoperative investigations, anesthesia type, histopathological findings, surgical management, recurrences, and complications...
July 2016: Oman Medical Journal
B J Pelz, J B Wechsler, K Amsden, K Johnson, A M Singh, B K Wershil, A F Kagalwalla, P J Bryce
BACKGROUND: Links between food allergens and eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) have been established, but the interplay between EoE- and IgE-associated immediate hypersensitivity to foods remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the prevalence of IgE-associated food allergy at the time of diagnosis of EoE in children and to determine whether differences existed in presentation and disease compared to subjects with EoE alone. METHODS: Eosinophilic esophagitis patients were stratified based on the diagnosis of IgE-associated immediate hypersensitivity (EoE + IH vs...
July 8, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Femke A Mauritz, J M Conchillo, L W E van Heurn, P D Siersema, C E J Sloots, R H J Houwen, D C van der Zee, M Y A van Herwaarden-Lindeboom
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic antireflux surgery (LARS) in children primarily aims to decrease reflux events and reduce reflux symptoms in children with therapy-resistant gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The aim was to objectively assess the effect and efficacy of LARS in pediatric GERD patients and to identify parameters associated with failure of LARS. METHODS: Twenty-five children with GERD [12 males, median age 6 (2-18) years] were included prospectively...
July 1, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
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