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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432019/feasibility-of-mini-tablets-as-a-flexible-drug-delivery-tool
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Biplob Mitra, Jessica Chang, Sy-Juen Wu, Chad N Wolfe, Robert L Ternik, Thomas Z Gunter, Michael C Victor
Mini-tablets have potential applications as a flexible drug delivery tool in addition to their generally perceived use as multi-particulates. That is, mini-tablets could provide flexibility in dose finding studies and/or allow for combination therapies in the clinic. Moreover, mini-tablets with well controlled quality attributes could be a prudent choice for administering solid dosage forms as a single unit or composite of multiple mini-tablets in patient populations with swallowing difficulties (e.g., pediatric and geriatric populations)...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430014/pediatric-oral-motor-feeding-assessments-a-systematic-review
#2
C Barton, M Bickell, S Fucile
AIM: To describe the clinical properties and psychometric soundness of pediatric oral motor feeding assessments. METHODS: A systematic search was conducted using Medline, CINAHL, EMBASE, PsycInfo, and HAPI databases. Assessments were analyzed for their clinical and psychometric characteristics. RESULTS: 12 assessment tools were identified to meet the inclusion/exclusion criteria. Clinical properties varied from assessments evaluating oral-motor deficits, screening to identify feeding problems, and monitoring feeding progress...
April 21, 2017: Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422618/school-nurses-on-the-front-lines-of-medicine-connecting-the-dots-scripts-for-success-in-the-evaluation-of-pediatric-rashes
#3
Robert P Olympia
Although skin rashes may not necessarily prompt a visit to the school nurse's office, a rash associated with other systemic symptoms, such as fever, headache, difficulty swallowing or breathing, weakness, or abdominal pain, may cause a child to visit your office. This article describes the initial assessment and management of skin rashes in children and adolescents and delineates reasons that may prompt the school nurse to transfer a student with a rash to a local emergency department.
May 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413843/methodology-used-to-assess-acceptability-of-oral-pediatric-medicines-a-systematic-literature-search-and-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Punam Mistry, Hannah Batchelor
BACKGROUND: Regulatory guidelines require that any new medicine designed for a pediatric population must be demonstrated as being acceptable to that population. There is currently no guidance on how to conduct or report on acceptability testing. AIM: Our objective was to undertake a review of the methods used to assess the acceptability of medicines within a pediatric population and use this review to propose the most appropriate methodology. METHODS: We used a defined search strategy to identify literature reports of acceptability assessments of medicines conducted within pediatric populations and extracted information about the tools used in these studies for comparison across studies...
April 17, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409732/the-surgical-treatment-of-tumors-of-the-fourth-ventricle-a-single-institution-experience
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Sherise D Ferguson, Nicholas B Levine, Dima Suki, Andrew J Tsung, Fredrick F Lang, Raymond Sawaya, Jeffrey S Weinberg, Ian E McCutcheon
OBJECTIVE Fourth ventricle tumors are rare, and surgical series are typically small, comprising a single pathology, or focused exclusively on pediatric populations. This study investigated surgical outcome and complications following fourth ventricle tumor resection in a diverse patient population. This is the largest cohort of fourth ventricle tumors described in the literature to date. METHODS This is an 18-year (1993-2010) retrospective review of 55 cases involving patients undergoing surgery for tumors of the fourth ventricle...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389169/hard-to-swallow-dysmotility-reflux-and-chronic-lung-allograft-dysfunction-in-pediatric-lung-transplantation
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EDITORIAL
Joshua A Blatter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 20, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339380/a-simplified-extemporaneously-prepared-potassium-chloride-oral-solution
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Elias Tannous, Yana Tal, Kamal Amarny
Although commercial preparations of oral potassium supplements are usually available, there are times when our Medical Center is faced with situations in which the oral solution of potassium chloride is not available. This solution is necessary for our pediatric outpatients who cannot swallow tablets and need an oral solution. Moreover, there are no studies available which describe an extemporaneously prepared potassium chloride oral solution on which we can rely for assigning a beyond-use date. The aim of this study was to formulate an extemporaneous pediatric oral solution of potassium chloride and to determine the physical and chemical stability of this preparation...
September 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333668/development-of-extemporaneously-compounded-aripiprazole-oral-suspensions-for-use-in-children
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Lance A Pramann, Lawrence W Davidow, Leon van Haandel, Ryan S Funk
The purpose of this study was to develop extemporaneously compounded oral liquid formulations of aripiprazole for use in pediatric patients and those patients unable to swallow the solid oral dosage forms. Aripiprazole tablets(30 mg) were ground to a fine powder and suspended at a concentration of 1.0 mg/mL in either a 1:1 blend of Ora-Plus and Ora-Sweet, or 1% methylcellulose and Simple Syrup NF. Five amber, plastic liquid prescription bottles of each formulation were stored at 4°C, and aripiprazole content was measured by ultra-performance liquid chromatography time-of-flight mass spectrometry at 0, 14, 32, 67, and 91 days...
May 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325641/spectrum-of-nondystrophic-skeletal-muscle-channelopathies-in-children
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Fouad Al-Ghamdi, Basil T Darras, Partha S Ghosh
BACKGROUND: The nondystrophic skeletal muscle channelopathies are a group of disorders caused by mutations of various voltage-gated ion channel genes, including nondystrophic myotonia and periodic paralysis. METHODS: We identified patients with a diagnosis of muscle channelopathy from our neuromuscular database in a tertiary care pediatric center from 2005 to 2015. We then performed a retrospective review of their medical records for demographic characteristics, clinical features, investigations, treatment, and follow-up...
February 16, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324903/instrumental-assessment-of-pediatric-dysphagia
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Joan C Arvedson, Maureen A Lefton-Greif
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) have fulfilled primary roles in the evaluation and management of children with feeding/swallowing disorders for more than five decades. The increased incidence and prevalence of newborns, infants, and children with feeding and swallowing disorders has resulted in increased use of instrumental swallowing evaluations. The videofluoroscopic swallow study and fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing are the two most commonly used swallowing assessments by SLPs, with ultrasound used less frequently...
April 2017: Seminars in Speech and Language
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292335/stevens-johnson-syndrome-a-review-and-report-of-two-cases
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Roopa P Gandhi, Ulrich Klein
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is a rare condition, characterized by its dramatic involvement of the skin and various mucosal surfaces including the oral mucosae, that severely impairs the affected patient's ability to speak, chew, or swallow. The purpose of this report was to present two cases with significant variations in the clinical presentation of Stevens-Johnson syndrome. In both situations, the patients' conditions were not immediately recognized. Pediatric dentists should be aware of these variations in the clinical manifestations of SJS, as the signs and symptoms can initially mimic common viral conditions...
January 15, 2017: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229065/foreign-body-aspiration-in-adults-two-unusual-foreign-bodies-knife-and-tube-tracheostomy
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Seyed Mozafar Hashemi, Mohsen Kolahdouzan, Shahab Shahabi, Hamid Talebzadeh, Mohammad Taghi Rezaei
INTRODUCTION: Foreign body aspiration is usually a serious condition that is most common among the pediatric population, and rare in adults. In adults, aspiration may be tolerated for a long time. CASE REPORTS: Our first case is a 38-year-old man who presented with a 2-day history of swallowing a foreign body. He was completely asymptomatic. Chest X-ray revealed the presence of 5-cm foreign object in the right main bronchus. Rigid bronchoscopy was performed and a knife was removed from the right main bronchus...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180149/the-obalon-swallowable-intragastric-balloon-in-pediatric-and-adolescent-morbid-obesity
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Francesco De Peppo, Romina Caccamo, Ottavio Adorisio, Emanuela Ceriati, Paola Marchetti, Antonio Contursi, Arianna Alterio, Claudia Della Corte, Malnia Manco, Valerio Nobili
Background and study aims Incidence of morbid obesity has grown dramatically in the last half century and this phenomenon affects with particular severity the pediatric population. Dietary restrictions and careful programs to improve lifestyle are often ineffective to manage this particular group of patients, due to poor compliance typical of the adolescence. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a new intragastric balloon for treatment of morbidly obese children. Patients and methods A new swallowable intragastric balloon (Obalon) has been used for the first time in 17 obese children in order to assess its safety and effectiveness in terms of reduction in excess weight...
January 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138820/development-of-extended-release-oral-flexible-tablet-er-oft-formulation-for-pediatric-and-geriatric-compliance-an-age-appropriate-formulation
#14
Prabagaran Chandrasekaran, Ruckmani Kandasamy
Development of age-appropriate formulation suitable for pediatric and geriatric patients involves various challenges. The objective of this research was to develop extended-release oral flexible tablet (ER-OFT) formulation using carbamazepine (CBZ) as model drug for pediatric and geriatric compliance. ER-microparticles of carbamazepine, a BCS class 2, and narrow therapeutic index (NTI) drug, were prepared using ethyl cellulose as matrixing polymer and hypromellose as hydrophilic pore former. Microparticles were prepared using high-shear granulator fitted with an atomizing spray system...
January 30, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109495/swallowing-function-in-pediatric-patients-with-bilateral-vocal-fold-immobility
#15
Jeffrey Hsu, Kathleen M Tibbetts, Derek Wu, Michel Nassar, Melin Tan
INTRODUCTION: Infants with bilateral vocal fold immobility (BVFI) often have poor swallow function in addition to potential airway compromise. While there are several reports on BVFI and its effect on patients' airway status, little is known about long term swallow function. OBJECTIVES: We aim to characterize the swallowing function over time in pediatric patients with bilateral vocal fold immobility. METHODS: A retrospective review of medical records of infants diagnosed with BVFI at a tertiary care children's hospital between 2005 and 2014 was conducted...
February 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090779/preparation-and-in-vitro-in-vivo-evaluation-of-metformin-hydrochloride-rectal-dosage-forms-for-treatment-of-patients-with-type-ii-diabetes
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Abdel-Azim Zaghloul, Ahmad Lila, Fathy Abd-Allah, Aly Nada
BACKGROUND: Metformin hydrochloride (MtHCL) is an oral antidiabetic drug and has many other therapeutic benefits. It has poor bioavailability, narrow absorption window and extensive liver metabolism. Moreover, children and elders face difficulty to swallow the commercial oral tablets. OBJECTIVES: Preparation, in vitro/in vivo evaluation of MtHCL suppositories for rectal administration to solve some of these problems. METHODS: Suppository fatty bases (Witepsol(®), Suppocire(®) and Massa(®); different grades) and PEG bases 1000, 4000 and 6000 (different ratios), were used to prepare rectal suppository formulations each containing 500 mg drug...
June 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063680/gastric-tube-esophagoplasty-for-pediatric-esophageal-replacement
#17
Mahmoud M A Elfiky, Gamal El Tagy, Wissam Mohamed, Osama Abdel Azim, Mohamed A Elfiky
BACKGROUND: Esophageal replacement in children is indicated in cases of esophageal atresia with or without fistula, in case of long gap esophageal atresia or failed primary repair. Intractable post corrosive esophageal stricture is considered also a major indication for replacement. METHODS: This is a cohort retrospective study of esophageal replacement cases by gastric tube carried out at the pediatric surgery department at Cairo University between 2011 and 2015...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012528/the-effect-of-iv-dexamethasone-versus-local-anesthetic-infiltration-technique-in-postoperative-nausea-and-vomiting-after-tonsillectomy-in-children-a-randomized-double-blind-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Zoher Naja, Saleh Kanawati, Rania Al Khatib, Fouad Ziade, Zeina Z Naja, Ahmad Salah Naja, Mariam Rajab
BACKGROUND: Local anesthetic infiltration and corticosteroids had shown effectiveness in reducing post tonsillectomy nausea, vomiting and pain. OBJECTIVES: To compare the effect of intravenous dexamethasone versus pre-incision infiltration of local anesthesia in pediatric tonsillectomy on postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). The secondary objective was postoperative pain. METHODS: A randomized double-blind clinical trial was conducted at a tertiary care teaching hospital...
January 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943390/polyhydramnios-in-isolated-oral-cleft-pregnancies-incidence-and-outcome-in-a-retrospective-study
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Anne L Depla, Corstiaan C Breugem, Chantal M A M van der Horst, Roel de Heus, Marie-José H van den Boogaard, Saskia M Maas, Eva Pajkrt, Mireille N Bekker
OBJECTIVES: Polyhydramnios is suggested to be associated with oral clefts (OCs) due to swallowing problems. This study assessed incidence and outcome of idiopathic polyhydramnios in isolated OC pregnancies. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of prenatally diagnosed OC. The incidence of idiopathic polyhydramnios in isolated OC pregnancies was determined. Pregnancy outcome, neonatal and paediatric follow-up were compared between cases with polyhydramnios and those with normal amniotic fluid...
December 11, 2016: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940673/can-a-flavored-spray-pill-glide-help-children-swallow-their-medicines-a-pilot-study
#20
Mamta Jagani, Hélène Legay, Sejal R Ranmal, Julie Bertrand, Kuan Ooi, Catherine Tuleu
Pediatric pharmacists are constantly faced with the challenges of supporting children and caregivers for whom the difficulties of swallowing medicines can be a daily struggle. Most medicines are only available as tablets and capsules, and where liquid alternatives exist, these products often have issues with palatability and high costs. The objective of this study was to evaluate whether the swallowing spray, Pill Glide, could help children in taking their solid and liquid medicines. This open label pilot study compared the spray with a behavioral approach alone, the current standard of care at the pediatric hospital...
December 2016: Pediatrics
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