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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795234/demographic-and-clinical-characteristics-of-patients-with-serum-sickness-like-reaction
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Alaaddin Yorulmaz, Fatih Akın, Ahmet Sert, Mehmet Akif Ağır, Rıza Yılmaz, Şükrü Arslan
In this study, we aimed to review the demographic, clinical, and laboratory characteristics of patients who were followed up and treated with the diagnosis of serum sickness-like reactions (SSLR) in our pediatric rheumatology clinic retrospectively and emphasize the importance of early diagnosis and treatment. The files of 29 patients who were hospitalized in the pediatric rheumatology clinic between September 2016 and March 2017 with the diagnosis of type 3 hypersensitivity reaction were reviewed retrospectively...
August 9, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768535/developing-a-comprehensive-response-for-treatment-of-children-under-6%C3%A2-years-of-age-with-schistosomiasis-research-and-development-of-a-pediatric-formulation-of-praziquantel
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Jutta Reinhard-Rupp, Katharina Klohe
Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease caused by blood flukes. The disease is caused by an inflammatory reaction to parasite eggs retained in the liver, bladder and reproductive organs. According to 2017 World Health Organization (WHO) estimates 220 million people are potentially infected, from which probably 10% are children under 6 years of age. The regular treatment approach of a single, oral dose of 40 mg/kg body weight with praziquantel however, is difficult for children under the age of 6, leaving them without a treatment option...
August 3, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767319/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-utilization-of-ethanol-locks-in-pediatric-patients-with-intestinal-failure
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Riad Rahhal, Maisam A Abu-El-Haija, Lin Fei, Dawn Ebach, Sarah Orkin, Elizabeth Kiscaden, Conrad R Cole
BACKGROUND: Intestinal failure is a chronic condition related to loss of bowel length and/or function, resulting in dependence on central venous catheters for fluids and nutrition. Catheter use can be associated with significant complications, including catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs), which can lead to loss of vascular access, advancing intestinal failure associated-liver disease and death. Our objective was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of ethanol locks as compared with standard heparin locks in pediatric intestinal failure...
August 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760295/diagnostic-challenges-of-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis
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REVIEW
Zaher K Otrock, Naval Daver, Hagop M Kantarjian, Charles S Eby
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a syndrome characterized by excessive activation of the immune system, resulting in overproduction of inflammatory cytokines. Patients usually present with high fever, cytopenias, hyperferritinemia, and hepatosplenomegaly, and their disease process ranges from mild to fatal multiorgan failure. HLH is a heterogeneous group of disorders that can be triggered by infections, neoplasms, or autoimmune diseases. The HLH diagnosis can be difficult to confidently confirm in critically ill patients while waiting for pathology or reference laboratory results to return, delaying the diagnosis with significantly worsened outcomes...
July 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751095/a-comprehensive-review-of-immunization-practices-in-solid-organ-transplant-and-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients
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REVIEW
Pearlie P Chong, Robin K Avery
BACKGROUND: Vaccine-preventable diseases, especially influenza, varicella, herpes zoster, and invasive pneumococcal infections, continue to lead to significant morbidity and mortality in solid organ transplant (SOT) and hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients. METHODS: We highlight guideline recommendations for the use of key vaccines in SOT and HSCT recipients and to review the latest evidence and developments in the field. RESULTS: Physicians should vaccinate individuals with end-stage organ disease, as vaccine seroresponse rates are higher pretransplantation...
July 24, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736976/living-donor-liver-transplantation-for-neonatal-fulminant-hepatitis-due-to-herpes-simplex-virus-infection
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Rodrigo Vincenzi, Eduardo A Fonseca, Karina M O Roda, Gilda Porta, Helry L Candido, Marcel R Benavides, Katia R M Leite, Rogerio C Afonso, Plinio Turine-Neto, Cristiane M F Ribeiro, Paulo Chapchap, João Seda-Neto
Although rare, ALF caused by disseminated HSV infection is associated with high mortality in the neonatal population. This condition is often diagnosed relatively late due to the absence of specific signs. We present a case involving a neonate with ALF submitted to living donor liver transplantation without a prior diagnosis. The patient had no skin or mucosal lesions, and IgM serology was negative for HSV-1 and HSV-2. Immunohistochemical staining of the liver explant was positive for herpes virus infection, and the patient subsequently received antiviral drug treatment, with a good outcome...
July 23, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731654/validation-of-the-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-specific-comorbidity-index-in-a-retrospective-cohort-of-children-and-adolescents-who-received-an-allogeneic-transplantation-in-argentina
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Carlos M Figueroa Turienzo, Carolina Cernadas, Mariana Roizen, Silvia Pizzi, Raquel Staciuk
INTRODUCTION: Hematopoietic cell transplantationis a therapy with a risk of transplant-related mortality (TRM), which may vary depending on prior comorbidities. The Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation-Specific Comorbidity Index (HCT-CI) is an instrument developed to measure this risk. There are very few reports on its use in pediatrics. The objective of this study was to validate the HCT-CI in a pediatric cohort of allogeneic hematopoietic-cell transplantation recipients in Argentina. POPULATION AND METHODS: Retrospective cohort made up of 140 transplant patients at Hospital J...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714558/everolimus-and-reduced-calcineurin-inhibitor-therapy-in-pediatric-liver-transplant-recipients-results-from-a-multicenter-prospective-study
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Rainer Ganschow, Bo-Goran Ericzon, Anil Dhawan, Khalid Sharif, El-Djouher Martzloff, Barbara Rauer, Jennifer Ng, Patricia Lopez
In a 24-month, multicenter, single-arm, prospective study, 56 pediatric liver transplant patients with or without basiliximab induction were converted at 1-6 months post-transplant from standard calcineurin inhibitor (CN) therapy (± mycophenolic acid), to everolimus with reduced exposure to CNI (tacrolimus n=50, cyclosporine n=6). Steroid therapy was optional. Recruitment was stopped prematurely due to high rates of PTLD, treatment-related serious infections leading to hospitalization and premature study drug discontinuation...
July 17, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691231/active-immunization-for-prevention-of-de-novo-hbv-infection-after-adult-living-donor-liver-transplantation-with-hbc-graft
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Shih-Ho Wang, Poh-Yen Loh, Ting-Lung Lin, Li-Man Lin, Wei-Feng Lee, Yu-Hung Lin, Chih-Che Lin, Chao-Long Chen
Background De novo hepatitis B infection (DNHB) may occur in recipients who do not receive prophylaxis after liver transplantation (LT) with anti-HBc(+) donor grafts. Active immunization has been shown to prevent DNHB in pediatric recipients. Our aim is to investigate the efficacy of HBV vaccination for preventing DNHB in adult living donor LT (LDLT). Patients and Methods 71 adult HBsAg(-) LDLT patients who received anti-HBc(+) grafts from 2000 to 2010 were enrolled into this study. Patients were given HBV vaccinations with the aim of achieving anti-HBs >1000 IU/L pre-transplant and >100 IU/L post-transplant...
July 10, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670817/oral-health-of-pediatric-liver-transplant-recipients
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Marίa José Sandoval, Alkisti Zekeridou, Vasiliki Spyropoulou, Delphine Courvoisier, Andrea Mombelli, Valérie McLin, Catherine Giannopoulou
To evaluate oral health conditions in pediatric liver transplant recipients, with special focus on caries, green staining of the teeth, gingival bleeding, and gingival overgrowth. 40 patients (mean age 11.6 years) were examined at a routine follow-up visit, 6 months to 16 years after liver transplantation at the Swiss Center for Liver Disease in Children. After the medical examination, participants were further examined for the presence of dental caries, periodontal disease, GE, and GTC. The mean decay, missing, and filled teeth (dmft/DMFT) score was 3...
July 3, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670770/are-drowned-donors-marginal-donors-a-single-pediatric-center-experience
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Kayla R Kumm, N Thao N Galván, Sarah Koohmaraie, Abbas Rana, Michael Kueht, Katherine Baugh, Liu Hao, Dor Yoeli, Ronald Cotton, Christine A O'Mahony, John A Goss
Drowning, a common cause of death in the pediatric population, is a potentially large donor pool for OLT. Anecdotally, transplant centers have deemed these organs high risk over concerns for infection and graft dysfunction. We theorized drowned donor liver allografts do not portend worse outcomes and therefore should not be excluded from the donation pool. We reviewed our single-center experience of pediatric OLTs between 1988 and 2015 and identified 33 drowned donor recipients. These OLTs were matched 1:2 to head trauma donor OLTs from our center...
July 3, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651636/adult-cancer-related-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-a-challenging-diagnosis-a-case-report
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Michael A Hust, Boris R A Blechacz, Diana L Bonilla, Naval Daver, Cristhiam M Rojas-Hernandez
BACKGROUND: Adult hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis is a secondary immunopathologic phenomenon, mainly secondary to malignancy, infection, or autoimmune disorders. The performance of diagnostic criteria, studied in the pediatric population, is yet to be validated in the adult population. Some of the criteria include cytopenias and organomegaly that are inherent features to malignant processes, thus making the diagnosis of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis a challenge in patients with cancer...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608818/impact-of-parvovirus-b19-viremia-in-liver-transplanted-children-on-anemia-a-retrospective-study
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Michael Würdinger, Susanne Modrow, Annelie Plentz
Acute parvovirus B19 (B19V) infection in immunocompromised patients may lead to severe anemia. However, in adult transplant recipients, B19V reactivations without anemia and low-level viremia are common. The impact of B19V in pediatric transplant patients, with high risk of primary infection, is investigated here. In a six-month period, 159 blood samples of 54 pediatric liver transplant recipients were tested for B19V DNA by quantitative real-time PCR. Viremia was correlated with anemia and immunosuppression and compared with rates in adult transplant recipients...
June 13, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588171/clinical-and-laboratory-predictors-of-esophageal-varices-in-children-with-chronic-liver-disease
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M I Hasan, M Rukunuzzaman, M Nurullah, F Sultana
Esophageal varices are a serious consequence of portal hypertension in patients with chronic liver diseases. Several studies have evaluated possible noninvasive markers of esophageal varices to reduce the number of unnecessary endoscopies in patients with chronic liver disease. Aim of this study was to identify clinical and laboratory predictors of esophageal varices in children with chronic liver disease. This cross sectional observational study was done at Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Department of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, over a period of 6 months...
April 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572073/tigecycline-treatment-in-an-infant-with-extensively-drug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-bacteremia
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Jiawei Zeng, Lidan Zhang, Min Gao, Jingjing Wu, Haiyan Wu, Jie Chen, Xiao Chen, Wen Tang
The successful use of tigecycline in a 12-month old liver transplant recipient with extensively drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii bacteremia is presented. Tigecycline serum concentrations were monitored to help improve antibiotic efficacy and minimize side effects. A literature review identified 11 additional pediatric cases of A. baumannii infection treated with tigecycline since 2011. Tigecycline treatment should be considered in children with extensively drug-resistant bacterial infections.
May 29, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567493/epidemiologic-features-of-348-children-with-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-over-a-30-year-period-a-nationwide-survey-in-japan
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Tatsuki Mizuochi, Tomoko Takano, Tadahiro Yanagi, Kosuke Ushijima, Mitsuyoshi Suzuki, Yoko Miyoshi, Yoshinori Ito, Ayano Inui, Hitoshi Tajiri
BACKGROUND: Although the epidemiology of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among children may be rapidly changing, few reports have characterized large nationwide cohorts of children with HCV infection. We, therefore, sought to clarify the epidemiology and natural history of HCV infection in Japanese children born over the last three decades. METHODS: Sixty-five pediatric centers retrospectively and prospectively recruited consecutive, otherwise-healthy HCV-infected children born during 1986 to 2015...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557749/cancer-risk-after-pediatric-solid-organ-transplantation
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Elizabeth L Yanik, Jodi M Smith, Meredith S Shiels, Christina A Clarke, Charles F Lynch, Amy R Kahn, Lori Koch, Karen S Pawlish, Eric A Engels
BACKGROUND: The effects of pediatric solid organ transplantation on cancer risk may differ from those observed in adult recipients. We described cancers in pediatric recipients and compared incidence to the general population. METHODS: The US transplant registry was linked to 16 cancer registries to identify cancer diagnoses among recipients <18 years old at transplant. Standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) were estimated by dividing observed cancer counts among recipients by expected counts based on the general population rates...
May 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524832/measles-outbreak-in-pediatric-hematology-and-oncology-patients-in-shanghai-2015
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Yan-Ling Ge, Xiao-Wen Zhai, Yan-Feng Zhu, Xiang-Shi Wang, Ai-Mei Xia, Yue-Fang Li, Mei Zeng
BACKGROUND: Despite substantial progress toward measles control are making in China, measles outbreaks in immunocompromised population still pose a challenge to interrupt endemic transmission. This study aimed to investigate the features of measles in pediatric hematology and oncology patients and explore the reasons behind the outbreak. METHODS: We collected demographic, epidemiological, and clinical data of immunocompromised measles children. All suspected measles cases were laboratory-confirmed based on the presence of measles IgM and/or identification of measles RNA...
June 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520981/clinical-presentation-and-outcomes-of-children-with-human-granulocytic-anaplasmosis
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Anna M Schotthoefer, Matthew C Hall, Satya Vittala, Raza Bajwa, Holly M Frost
Background.: Adults with the tick-borne disease human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA) have a spectrum of acute febrile illnesses that, if untreated, might be severe. Clinical presentation and outcomes of children with HGA have been poorly described. Methods.: A retrospective analysis was conducted to determine the frequency, presentation, and outcomes of pediatric patients with HGA between 1994 and 2015 in a region of Wisconsin in which HGA is highly endemic. Patients with related International Classification of Diseases Ninth and Tenth Revision (ICD-9 and ICD-10, respectively) codes or positive HGA laboratory test results were evaluated and classified as having had confirmed, probable, or suspected HGA on the basis of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) case definition...
May 16, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437325/presenting-features-and-prognosis-of-ischemic-and-nonischemic-neonatal-liver-failure
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Carlos Zozaya Nieto, Beatriz Fernández Caamaño, Gema Muñoz Bartolo, Juan J Menéndez Suso, Esteban Frauca Remacha, Eva Valverde Núñez
OBJECTIVES: To describe the epidemiological features, clinical characteristics and outcomes of neonates diagnosed with liver failure, as well as determine prognostic factors. METHODS: Cohort study conducted at a single tertiary referral and university-affiliated pediatric center. Hospital records of all neonates diagnosed with liver failure between January 2003 and December 2015 were retrospectively reviewed, and data on clinical and laboratory findings, treatment, and outcomes were collected...
May 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
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