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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29900894/string-test-a-new-tool-for-tuberculosis-diagnosis-and-drug-resistance-detection-in-children
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Belén Rocío Imperiale, Cecilia Nieves, Belén Mancino, Myriam Sanjurjo, Silvina Tártara, Ángela Beatríz Di Giulio, Juan Carlos Palomino, Nora Susana Morcillo, Anandi Martin
Background: There is a critical need to improve the diagnostic accuracy of tuberculosis (TB) in children. Several techniques have been developed to improve the quality of sputum samples; however, these procedures are very unpleasant and invasive and require hospitalization and trained personnel. This study aims to explore the potential use of a new and noninvasive tool, "string test," for TB diagnosis in children and in adults not able to render sputum samples and at risk of developing multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB)...
April 2018: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29879065/obstructive-bronchitis-and-recurrent-pneumonia-in-esophageal-achalasia-in-a-child-a-care-compliant-case-report
#2
Alexandr Evgen'evich Mashkov, Dmitrii Anatolèvich Pykchteev, Alexandr Viktorovic Sigachev, Andrei Viktorovich Bobylev, Johannes Michael Mayr
RATIONALE: Esophageal achalasia is characterized by impaired relaxation of the cardia and dilation of the intrathoracic part of the esophagus. We describe the late presentation of achalasia in an 11-year old girl. PATIENT CONCERNS: She suffered from recurrent pneumonia, obstructive bronchitis, and problems with swallowing solid food. Her family noted a wet pillow in the morning. DIAGNOSES: This case report describes the typical symptoms of achalasia in children in order to facilitate earlier diagnosis of this rare disease...
June 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29857504/pediatric-patients-receiving-specialized-palliative-home-care-according-to-german-law-a-prospective-multicenter-cohort-study
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Silke Nolte-Buchholtz, Boris Zernikow, Julia Wager
In Germany, every child with a life-limiting condition suffering from symptoms that cannot sufficiently be controlled is eligible by law for specialized pediatric palliative home care (SPPHC). It is the aim of this study to describe the demographic and clinical characteristics of children referred to SPPHC and to compare patients with cancer and non-cancer conditions. The prospective multicenter study includes data on 75 children (median age 7.7 years, 50.7% male). The majority had non-cancer conditions (72%)...
May 31, 2018: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781748/pediatric-sloughing-esophagitis-a-case-report-and-discussion
#4
Lulu Sun, Christina A Hickey, Brendan R Harris, Horacio M Maluf, Mai He
BACKGROUND: Sloughing esophagitis is an uncommon entity with an unclear pathogenesis characterized by desquamating sheets of squamous mucosa. It has been associated with bullous dermatologic disorders, other autoimmune diseases and has been most commonly reported in elderly, debilitated individuals on multiple medications. CASE REPORT: We report sloughing esophagitis in a previously healthy 17 year-old girl. While the initial trigger of her esophagitis is unclear, she improved with proton pump inhibitor therapy and swallowed fluticasone, with complete resolution after 6 months...
May 21, 2018: Fetal and Pediatric Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774515/eating-disorder-or-oesophageal-achalasia-during-adolescence-diagnostic-difficulties
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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/29746364/management-and-outcome-of-pediatric-patients-with-transient-small-bowel-small-bowel-intussusception
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Jennifer E Melvin, Noel S Zuckerbraun, Chijindu R Nworgu, Kevin P Mollen, Andre D Furtado, Mioara D Manole
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the management and outcomes of healthy pediatric patients diagnosed radiologically with transient and benign small bowel-small bowel intussusception (SB-SBI). METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of healthy patients 0 to 18 years of age who presented to a children's hospital emergency department from January 1, 2005, to June 30, 2015, and had transient and benign SB-SBI characterized by spontaneous resolution (ie, transient), diameter of less than 2...
May 5, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732920/replacing-liquid-antibiotics-with-cheaper-pill-equivalents-an-opportunity-for-substantial-savings
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Kristen S Hori, Andrea M Siu, Loren G Yamamoto
Liquid antibiotics are often substantially more expensive than their pill counterparts, representing an opportunity for substantial cost reductions. Children can be taught to swallow pills at about age 6 years. The objective of this study was to calculate the potential cost saved by replacing liquid antibiotics with cheaper pill equivalents for pediatric patients for the antibiotic prescriptions written by a health care system. A retrospective smart cost analysis was performed of pediatric patients within a health care system, age 6 to less than 18 years of age receiving a liquid antibiotic prescription...
May 1, 2018: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728164/impact-of-supraglottoplasty-on-parental-preception-of-swallowing-using-a-10-question-swallowing-index
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Sohit Paul Kanotra, Vil Vaitaitis, Hunter Hopkins, Meghan Fletcher, Courtney K Gonsoulin, Brent Keith
INTRODUCTION: Laryngomalacia can have a significant impact on swallowing function. Most of the studies in literature have focused on evaluating swallowing dysfunction in children with Laryngomalacia using clinical assessment and swallowing studies i.e. functional endoscopic evaluation of swallowing or videofluroscopic evaluation of swallowing. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the current study was to evaluate the parental perception of swallowing using a newly devised 10-point swallowing index before and after supraglottoplasty...
June 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727486/reliability-and-validity-of-the-karaduman-chewing-performance-scale-in-pediatric-neuromuscular-diseases-a-system-for-classification-of-chewing-disorders
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Selen Serel Arslan, Güllü Aydın, İpek Alemdaroğlu, Öznur Tunca Yılmaz, Aynur Ayşe Karaduman
BACKGROUND: Chewing disorders can be seen in children with Neuromuscular Diseases (NMDs), which may cause swallowing difficulties like choking, retching, food stuck feeling in the throat. Due to these effects, it is important to determine chewing disorders early with appropriate assessment methods to plan appropriate therapies in NMDs. OBJECTIVE(S: The aim of this study was to investigate reliability and validity of the Karaduman Chewing Performance Scale (KCPS) in children with NMDs...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723132/endoscopic-cauterization-with-pneumatic-distension-for-piriform-fossa-sinus-tracts
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María Elena Carazo Palacios, Carlos Gutiérrez, Ignacio Miró, Georgina Sanchís, Vicente Ibáñez, Juan José Vila
INTRODUCTION: Piriform fossa sinus tracts (PFSTs) are a cause of recurrent neck infections in the pediatric population. Conventional management required open resection, but over the last years minimally invasive approaches have been reported in an attempt to endoscopically obliterate the PFST, using different methods such as electrocautery, laser, trichloroacetic acid, or silver nitrate. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We undertook a retrospective review of the medical records of 12 children (aged 4 months to 14 years) with PFSTs treated with endoscopic sclerosis with diathermy (ESD) between 2010 and 2016 at a tertiary care children's hospital...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717359/serious-complications-after-button-battery-ingestion-in-children
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Hilde Krom, Margot Visser, Jessie M Hulst, Victorien M Wolters, Anita M Van den Neucker, Tim de Meij, Hubert P J van der Doef, Obbe F Norbruis, Marc A Benninga, Margot J M Smit, Angelika Kindermann
Serious and fatal complications after button battery ingestion are increasing worldwide. The aim of this study is to describe serious complications after battery ingestion in children in the Netherlands.All pediatric gastroenterologists in the Netherlands performing upper endoscopies were asked to report all serious complications after battery ingestion in children (0-18 years) between 2008 and 2016 retrospectively.Sixteen serious complications were reported: death after massive bleeding through esophageal-aortal fistula (n = 1), esophageal-tracheal fistula (n = 5), stenosis after (suspected) perforation and mediastinitis (n = 5), (suspected) perforation and mediastinitis (n = 3), vocal cord paralysis (n = 1), and required reintubation for dyspnea and stridor (n = 1)...
May 2, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670741/coexisting-sublingual-dermoid-cyst-and-heterotopic-gastrointestinal-cyst-case-report
#12
Göksel Şimşek-Kaya, İrem-Hicran Özbudak, Dinçer Kader
A heterotopic oral gastrointestinal cyst coexisting with a lingual dermoid cyst is a rare condition, with only 3 reported cases in the English-language literature. Clinically, both gastrointestinal and dermoid cysts tend to manifest as an asymptomatic swelling. Cysts above the mylohyoid often present with sublingual swelling, whereas those below the mylohyoid present with submental swelling. Increased salivation, altered speech, dyspnea and difficulties in eating, swallowing and respiration may be present, depending on the size of the cyst...
February 2018: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614986/rapunzel-syndrome-an-infrequent-cause-of-severe-iron-deficiency-anemia-and-abdominal-pain-presenting-to-the-pediatric-emergency-department
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Giuseppe Cannalire, Luigi Conti, Maurizio Celoni, Carmine Grassi, Andrea Cella, Giulia Bensi, Patrizio Capelli, Giacomo Biasucci
BACKGROUND: Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) and abdominal pain are commonly seen in a pediatric emergency department (8 and 18% incidence respectively in our center). They are manifestations of a wide variety of diseases ranging from benign to immediately life-threatening. Trichobezoar is an under-diagnosed entity that has to be considered in children and adolescents, expecially female, suffering from trichotillomania (compulsion to pull hair) and trichophagy (compulsion to swallow hair)...
April 4, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605373/swallowing-outcomes-in-children-after-slide-tracheoplasty
#14
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/29577762/-oral-mucositis-as-the-most-common-complication-of-childhood-cancer-therapy-review-of-the-literature
#15
Judit Nemes, Ágnes Jenei, Ildikó Márton
Mucositis is the most common oral complication of cancer therapy. Oral mucositis in childhood is more frequent and severe compared to adults, especially in children with leukemia. Lesions develop as the chemotherapeutic agents attack the rapidly dividing cells of the oral mucous membrane. Patients may experience trouble in eating, drinking, swallowing or even speaking due to the significant pain caused by the ulceration of the oral mucosa. Oral mucositis has a direct impact on the quality of life and may affect survival...
April 2018: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571543/dysphagia-in-children
#16
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/29557630/-surgical-treatment-of-macroglossia-in-beckwith-wiedemann-syndrome-case-report
#17
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/29531578/video-capsule-endoscopy-in-pediatric-patients-with-crohn-s-disease-a-single-center-experience-of-180-procedures
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Artur Nemeth, Daniel Agardh, Gabriele Wurm Johansson, Henrik Thorlacius, Ervin Toth
Background: Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) is a noninvasive method enabling excellent visualization of the small bowel (SB) mucosa. The aim of this study was to examine the impact and safety of VCE performed in children and adolescents with suspected or established Crohn's disease (CD). Methods: A total of 180 VCE examinations in 169 consecutive patients conducted in 2003-14 in a single center were retrospectively analyzed. The median age was 13 years (range 3-17 years) and indications for VCE were suspected (125 cases, 69%) and established (55 cases, 31%) CD...
2018: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29513872/prevalence-of-communication-swallowing-and-orofacial-myofunctional-disorders-in-children-and-adolescents-at-the-time-of-admission-at-a-cancer-hospital
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Kaliani Lima Coça, Anke Bergmann, Sima Ferman, Elisabete Carrara de Angelis, Márcia Gonçalves Ribeiro
PURPOSE: Describe the prevalence of communication, swallowing and orofacial myofunctional disorders in a group of children and adolescents at the time of registration at a cancer hospital. METHODS: A cross-sectional study conducted with children aged ≥2 and adolescents, of both genders, admitted to the Pediatric Oncology Section of the Instituto Nacional de Câncer José de Alencar Gomes da Silva (INCA) from March 2014 to April 2015 for investigation and/or treatment of solid tumors...
March 1, 2018: CoDAS
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
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