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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437862/structure-and-functions-of-pediatric-aerodigestive-programs-a-consensus-statement
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R Paul Boesch, Karthik Balakrishnan, Sari Acra, Dan T Benscoter, Shelagh A Cofer, Joseph M Collaco, John P Dahl, Cori L Daines, Alessandro DeAlarcon, Emily M DeBoer, Robin R Deterding, Joel A Friedlander, Benjamin D Gold, Rayna M Grothe, Catherine K Hart, Mikhail Kazachkov, Maureen A Lefton-Greif, Claire Kane Miller, Paul E Moore, Scott Pentiuk, Stacey Peterson-Carmichael, Joseph Piccione, Jeremy D Prager, Philip E Putnam, Rachel Rosen, Michael J Rutter, Matthew J Ryan, Margaret L Skinner, Cherie Torres-Silva, Christopher T Wootten, Karen B Zur, Robin T Cotton, Robert E Wood
Aerodigestive programs provide coordinated interdisciplinary care to pediatric patients with complex congenital or acquired conditions affecting breathing, swallowing, and growth. Although there has been a proliferation of programs, as well as national meetings, interest groups and early research activity, there is, as of yet, no consensus definition of an aerodigestive patient, standardized structure, and functions of an aerodigestive program or a blueprint for research prioritization. The Delphi method was used by a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional panel of aerodigestive providers to obtain consensus on 4 broad content areas related to aerodigestive care: (1) definition of an aerodigestive patient, (2) essential construct and functions of an aerodigestive program, (3) identification of aerodigestive research priorities, and (4) evaluation and recognition of aerodigestive programs and future directions...
February 7, 2018: Pediatrics
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/29413212/gastroesophageal-reflux-regurgitation-in-the-infant-population
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Teresa D Ferguson
Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is common in infancy and mainly treated through nonpharmacological interventions. Knowing the early warning signs of GER is important for nursing assessment. Untreated GER can become acute when an infant fails to gain weight and has recurrent, forceful vomiting. Further investigation of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is indicated when failure to gain weight, irritability, swallowing difficulties, regurgitation, and respiratory complications occur and should trigger referral to pediatric specialists...
March 2018: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409939/a-new-soluble-and-bioactive-polymorph-of-praziquantel
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Debora Zanolla, Beatrice Perissutti, Nadia Passerini, Michele R Chierotti, Dritan Hasa, Dario Voinovich, Lara Gigli, Nicola Demitri, Silvano Geremia, Jennifer Keiser, Paolo Cerreia Vioglio, Beatrice Albertini
Praziquantel is the only available drug to treat Schistosomiasis. However, its utilization is limited by many drawbacks, including the high therapeutic dose needed, resulting in large tablets and capsules difficult to be swallowed, especially from pediatric patients. In this study, an alternative option to overcome these disadvantages is proposed: to switch to a novel crystalline polymorph of racemic compound praziquantel. The preparation of the crystalline polymorph was realized via a neat grinding process in a vibrational mill...
January 30, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395882/bowel-obstruction-due-to-ingestion-of-a-water-absorbing-bead
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M Fuger, C Desmoulins, N Khen Dunlop, F Gobbo, P Blakime, G Chéron
Foreign body ingestion is a common pediatric complaint. Most foreign bodies pass spontaneously through the gastrointestinal tract, but bowel obstruction is a rare complication that can occur. We report a case of a 14-month-old infant with complete bowel obstruction due to ingestion of a polymer bead used for botanical arrangements. A laparotomy was performed to remove the object, resolving the symptoms. Polymer beads are brightly coloured and are of a size that is easy to swallow by very young children, increasing the risk of accidental ingestion...
January 27, 2018: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
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...
February 2, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385009/evidence-and-consensus-based-guidelines-for-the-management-of-communication-and-swallowing-disorders-following-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury
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Cristina Mei, Vicki Anderson, Mary-Clare Waugh, Louise Cahill, Angela T Morgan
OBJECTIVE: Evidence-based management guidelines for communication and swallowing disorders following pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) are scarcely available, potentially resulting in suboptimal outcomes. To improve clinical care of this population, a multidisciplinary guideline development committee was formed to develop evidence-based recommendation (EBR) and consensus-based recommendation (CBR) for the management of speech, language, and swallowing disorders during the first year of recovery...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381643/uvula-abscess-in-a-newborn-infant
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Erkun Tuncer, Rahmi Ors
Abscesses can be found in several places in the oral cavity, most commonly occurring in peritonsillar and periodontal regions. In this report, the authors described a uvula abscess in a 1-month-old term newborn who was brought to the pediatric outpatient clinic with the complaints of difficulty in sucking-swallowing and refusal to suck at the breast. To the best of the authors' knowledge this is the first report of a uvula abscess in the literature.
January 19, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357707/use-of-polymers-for-taste-masking-pediatric-drug-products
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Linda A Felton
Many drugs are bitter and overcoming this bitter taste is a major barrier in developing a successful product, especially for pediatric patients. Approaches to mask taste include changing taste perception, creating a physical barrier to separate the drug from interacting with taste buds, and changing drug solubility. This review is focused on polymers and the different ways these materials are used to achieve taste masking. Attention is given to systems that are easily swallowed, as swallowability is another concern in developing palatable products for pediatrics...
January 23, 2018: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287871/pediatric-laryngeal-cleft-repair-and-dysphagia
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Aileen Wertz, Jennifer F Ha, Lynn E Driver, David A Zopf
OBJECTIVE: To describe changes in diet and swallow function in patients with a laryngeal cleft after surgical repair of the laryngeal cleft. METHODS: Retrospective case series performed using chart review. Primary outcomes were diet and swallow function before and after laryngeal cleft repair. Clinical evaluation and video fluoroscopic swallow studies (VFSS) were used to assess pre- and post intervention swallowing. RESULTS: 16 pediatric patients were included in this study...
January 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287857/a-novel-technique-for-unilateral-supraglottoplasty
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Harry H Ching, Alycia G Spinner, Nathaniel H Reeve, T J O-Lee
OBJECTIVES: Traditional supraglottoplasty for pediatric laryngomalacia is most commonly conducted with either CO2 laser or cold steel instruments. While the procedure enjoys high success rates, serious complications such as excessive bleeding, supraglottic stenosis and aspiration can occur. Unilateral coblation supraglottoplasty may reduce this risk, but data on respiratory and swallowing outcomes are lacking. This study reports our experiences with unilateral coblation supraglottoplasty...
January 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287848/recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-reinnervation-for-management-of-aspiration-in-a-subset-of-children
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Karen B Zur, Linda M Carroll
Pediatric aspiration is a multifactorial process that is often complex to manage. Recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury can cause glottic insufficiency and aspiration. We describe three cases of unilateral vocal fold paralysis resulting in aspiration and the successful use of the RLN reinnervation for its treatment. The theory for utilizing the reinnervation procedure is that when glottic closure improves and a less breathy vocalization occurs, then the larynx is better equipped to protect the lower airway and avoid aspiration...
January 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280496/silent-aspiration-who-is-at-risk
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Priatharisiny Velayutham, Alexandria L Irace, Kosuke Kawai, Pamela Dodrill, Jennifer Perez, Monica Londahl, Lauren Mundy, Natasha D Dombrowski, Reza Rahbar
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of silent aspiration in pediatric patients and identify which diagnoses may be associated with this finding. METHODS: An institutional review board-approved retrospective review was conducted for all patients under the age of 18 who underwent modified barium swallow (MBS) studies at a tertiary children's hospital in 2015. Speech-language pathologists reviewed MBS studies to identify aspiration/silent aspiration on each fluid consistency tested...
December 27, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261527/preoperative-evaluation-is-not-predictive-of-transpyloric-feeding-conversion-in-gastrostomy-dependent-pediatric-patients
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Maireade McSweeney, Jessica Kerr, Janine Amirault, Eliza Fishman, Margot Lurie, Maria I Peinado-Fabregat, Paul D Mitchell, Rachel Rosen
OBJECTIVES: Limited literature exists as to whether preoperative gastrostomy (GT)evaluation may predict which patients will go onto require gastrojejunostomy tube (GJ) feeding. The goal of this study was to compare the preoperative evaluations between patients maintained on GT feeds versus patients who required conversion to GJ feeds. METHODS: We identified patients at Boston Children's Hospital who underwent GT placement and required GJ feeding between 2006-2012...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223113/comparisons-of-severity-classification-systems-for-oropharyngeal-dysfunction-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-relations-with-other-functional-profiles
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Yu-Ra Goh, Ja Young Choi, Seon Ah Kim, Jieun Park, Eun Sook Park
This study aimed to investigate the relationships between various classification systems assessing the severity of oropharyngeal dysphagia and communication function and other functional profiles in children with cerebral palsy (CP). This is a prospective, cross-sectional, study in a university-affiliated, tertiary-care hospital. We recruited 151 children with CP (mean age 6.11 years, SD 3.42, range 3-18yr). The Eating and Drinking Ability Classification System (EDACS) and the dysphagia scales of Functional Oral Intake Scale (FOIS), Swallow Function Scales (SFS), and Food Intake Level Scale (FILS) were used...
December 6, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198971/characteristics-of-feeding-tube-dependency-with-respect-to-food-aversive-behaviour-and-growth
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Markus Wilken, Peter Bartmann, Terence M Dovey, Soyhan Bagci
The use of feeding tubes in pediatric medical procedures and management has dramatically increased over the last three decades. With this increase, the prevalence of Feeding Tube Dependency (FTD) - a reliance on enteral feeding following medical recovery due to lack of oral intake of nutrition, despite being able to eat- has increased too. It has been suggested, that cases with FTD show avoidant feeding behaviours such as food refusal, gagging or swallowing resistance, but evidence for this hypothesis is scarce...
December 2, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182564/oral-mucositis-in-pediatric-patients-in-treatment-for-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Isabella Lima Arrais Ribeiro, Rebecca Rhuanny Tolentino Limeira, Ricardo Dias de Castro, Paulo Rogério Ferreti Bonan, Ana Maria Gondim Valença
Oral mucositis in oncologic patients is the most undesirable event of the chemotherapeutic treatment. This study aimed to identify damage to the oral cavity resulting from chemotherapy in pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). This is a prospective study with a sample of 42 children and adolescents evaluated for 10 consecutive weeks after diagnosis. The modified Oral Assessment Guide (OAG) was used, and data were analyzed by Spearman's rank correlation coefficient (α = 5%). Changes to the normal lips and saliva were positively related to an increase in the OAG score during all 10 weeks of evaluation...
November 28, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168360/does-nissen-fundoplication-improve-deglutition-in-children
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Tutku Soyer, Şule Yalçın, Numan Demir, Asuman Nur Karhan, İnci Nur Saltık-Temizel, Hülya Demir, Feridun Cahit Tanyel
Soyer T, Yalçın Ş, Demir N, Karhan AN, Saltık-Temizel İN, Demir H, Tanyel FC. Does Nissen fundoplication improve deglutition in children? Turk J Pediatr 2017; 59: 28-34. A prospective study was performed to evaluate the effect of Nissen fundoplication (NF) on deglutition in children. Children who underwent NF between 2011-2015 were evaluated for demographic features, clinical findings, diagnostic methods for gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and indications for NF. Penetration aspiration scale (PAS), functional oral intake scale (FOIS) and esophageal functions were evaluated by videoflouroscopy (VFS)...
2017: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166379/bcfa-enriched-vernix-monoacylglycerol-reduces-lps-induced-inflammatory-markers-in-human-enterocytes-in-vitro
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Yuanyuan Yan, Zhen Wang, Donghao Wang, Peter Lawrence, Xingguo Wang, Kumar S D Kothapalli, Jacelyn Greenwald, Ruijie Liu, Hui Gyu Park, J Thomas Brenna
BACKGROUND: Excess vernix caseosa produced by the fetal skin appears as particles suspended in the amniotic fluid in late gestation, is swallowed by the fetus and is found throughout the newborn GI tract as the first organisms are arriving to colonize the gut. Lipid rich vernix contains an unusually high 29% branched chain fatty acid (BCFA). BCFA reduce the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis in an animal model, recently found predominantly in the sn-2 position of human milk triacylglycerols...
November 22, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166377/the-effect-of-body-position-on-esophageal-reflexes-in-cats-a-possible-mechanism-of-sids
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Ivan M Lang, Bidyut K Medda, Reza Shaker, Sudarshan Jadcherla
BACKGROUND: It has been hypothesized that life threatening events are caused by supra-esophageal reflux (SER) of gastric contents which activates laryngeal chemoreflex-stimulated apnea. Placing infants supine decreases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The aim of this study was to determine whether body position affects esophageal reflexes that control SER. METHODS: We instrumented the pharyngeal and esophageal muscles of decerebrate cats (N=14) to record EMG or manometry, and investigated the effects of body position on the esophago-upper esophageal sphincter (UES) contractile reflex (EUCR), esophago-UES relaxation reflex (EURR), esophagus-stimulated pharyngeal swallow response (EPSR), secondary peristalsis (SP), and pharyngeal swallow (PS)...
November 22, 2017: Pediatric Research
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