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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913912/genetic-counselor-practices-involving-pediatric-patients-with-fap-an-investigation-of-their-self-reported-strategies-for-genetic-testing-and-hepatoblastoma-screening
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Caitlin E Lawson, Thomas M Attard, Hongying Dai, Seth Septer
Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is a cancer predisposition syndrome that causes early-onset polyposis and is associated with an increased risk for hepatoblastoma. There is currently a lack of consensus on when to order APC (adenomatous polyposis coli) gene testing or implement surveillance for hepatoblastoma. An online questionnaire was completed by 62 genetic counselors to capture their current practices regarding these questions. Extracolonic findings associated with FAP that were most likely to prompt APC testing in an otherwise asymptomatic 10 year-old child with a negative family history were multiple desmoid tumors, congenital hypertrophy of the retinal pigment epithelium (CHRPE), jaw osteomas, and hepatoblastoma...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913548/warm-antibody-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia
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Theodosia A Kalfa
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) is a rare and heterogeneous disease that affects 1 to 3/100 000 patients per year. AIHA caused by warm autoantibodies (w-AIHA), ie, antibodies that react with their antigens on the red blood cell optimally at 37°C, is the most common type, comprising ∼70% to 80% of all adult cases and ∼50% of pediatric cases. About half of the w-AIHA cases are called primary because no specific etiology can be found, whereas the rest are secondary to other recognizable underlying disorders...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907076/clinical-determinants-of-hiv-1b-between-host-evolution-and-their-association-with-drug-resistance-in-pediatric-patients
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Israel Pagán, Patricia Rojas, José Tomás Ramos, África Holguín
Understanding the factors that modulate the evolution of virus populations is essential to design efficient control strategies. Mathematical models predict that factors affecting viral within-host evolution may also determine that at the between-host level. Although HIV-1 within-host evolution has been associated with clinical factors used to monitor AIDS progression, such as patient age, CD4 cells count, viral load, and antiretroviral experience, little is known about the role of these clinical factors in determining between-host HIV-1 evolution...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903347/-clinical-genetic-and-pathological-features-of-neuronal-ceroid-lipofuscinosis-in-5-chinese-patients
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S C Ren, B Q Gao, Y J Wang, X J Wu, Z X Tian, Y L Sun
Objective: To report the clinical, genetic and ultrastructural pathological features of neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCLs) in 5 Chinese patients. Methods: A total of 5 patients with NCLs were collected from 2013 to 2015 diagnosed by the department of pediatrics of Beijing Tian Tan Hospital. Their clinical, electrophysiological and neuroimaging data of the patients were reviewed.A total of 9 underlying genes of NCLs were tested in 4 cases and their parents.Ultrastructural pathology by skin biopsy was performed in 3 cases respectively...
November 22, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903293/personalized-medicine-approach-confirms-a-milder-case-of-abat-deficiency
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A Besse, A K Petersen, J V Hunter, V Appadurai, S R Lalani, P E Bonnen
ABAT deficiency (OMIM 613163) is a rare inborn error of metabolism caused by recessive variants in the gene 4-aminobutyric acid transaminase (ABAT), which is responsible for both the catalysis of GABA and maintenance of nucleoside pools in the mitochondria. To date, only a few patients have been reported worldwide. Their clinical presentation has been remarkably consistent with primary features of severe psychomotor retardation, encephalopathy, hypotonia, and infantile-onset refractory epilepsy. We report a new case of ABAT deficiency that marks an important departure from previous clinical findings...
December 1, 2016: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902823/effect-of-counting-genetic-variants-on-precision-treatment-for-pediatric-atopic-dermatitis-do-count-your-chickens-before-they-hatch
#6
Mary Elizabeth Mathyer, Carrie C Coughlin, Cristina de Guzman Strong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 30, 2016: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902816/association-of-filaggrin-loss-of-function-and-thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-variation-with-treatment-use-in-pediatric-atopic-dermatitis
#7
Joshua Chang, Nandita Mitra, Ole Hoffstad, David J Margolis
Importance: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common illness of childhood. Objective: To determine whether variations in FLG and TSLP genotype corresponded to differences in treatment use over time. Design, Setting, and Participants: This prospective cohort study recruited and followed a volunteer sample of 842 children enrolled in the Pediatric Eczema Elective Registry who provided saliva samples for DNA extraction for 10 years. Eligibility criteria included age 2 to 17 years, AD diagnosis without cancer, and prior pimecrolimus use...
November 30, 2016: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899775/-leukemia
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Minenori Eguchi-Ishimae, Mariko Eguchi
Leukemia is derived from hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells that have acquired genetic abnormalities, leading to malignant transformation. The basis of therapyfor leukemia is a combination of anti-cancer drugs based on risk stratification. The overall 5-year survival rate in leukemia patients of all ages is still 40%, although it has improved in pediatric patients. Leuke- mia itself is a heterogeneous disease that includes various entities/subtypes with different pathogenic gene aberrations. Selection of the treatment strategylargelydepends on risk stratification, and this in turn is mainlybased on specific recurrent chromosome aberrations...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898418/rapid-molecular-genetic-diagnosis-with-next-generation-sequencing-in-46-xy-disorders-of-sex-development-cases-efficiency-and-cost-assessment
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Samim Özen, Hüseyin Onay, Tahir Atik, Aslı Ece Solmaz, Ferda Özkınay, Damla Gökşen, Şükran Darcan
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of this study was to use targeted next-generation sequencing (TNGS) including all known genes associated with 46,XY disorders of sex development (DSD) for a fast molecular genetic diagnosis. METHODS: Twenty pediatric patients were recruited, and 56 genes related to 46,XY DSD were sequenced using TNGS. The time elapsed between initial appointment and final diagnosis as well as the mean expenditure was determined. RESULTS: A total of 9 (45%) mutations in 4 different genes were identified...
November 30, 2016: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895635/molecular-characteristic-and-virulence-gene-profiles-of-community-associated-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates-from-pediatric-patients-in-shanghai-china
#10
Xing Wang, Xia Li, Wei Liu, Weichun Huang, Qihua Fu, Min Li
Staphylococcus aureus is a globally important human pathogen, especially among children and immunocompromised patients. The emergence and spread of community-associated methicillin-resistant S. aureus (CA-MRSA) has become a serious public health problem worldwide. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence, molecular characteristics and virulence profiles of CA-MRSA infections from pediatric patients in a university hospital in Shanghai, China. A total of 80 CA-MRSA isolates were collected from July 2012 to December 2013 in Shanghai Children's Medical Center and analyzed by multilocus sequence typing, staphylococcus chromosomal cassette mec (SCCmec) typing, and spa typing...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894445/usual-and-unusual-manifestations-of-systemic-and-central-nervous-system-vasculitis
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REVIEW
James J Nocton
The idiopathic vasculitides are a group of inflammatory and immune-mediated conditions associated with inflammation of blood vessels. They affect multiple organ and body systems, and vary in their clinical manifestations, severity, prognosis, and pathology. They frequently present a diagnostic challenge for clinicians because of their complexity, overlapping features, and similar findings to other noninflammatory, genetic, or infectious conditions. This article summarizes some of the common pediatric vasculitides, emphasizing both the characteristic and unusual clinical manifestations of these diseases...
February 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894077/tyrosine-kinase-fusion-genes-in-pediatric-bcr-abl1-like-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Judith M Boer, Elisabeth M P Steeghs, João R M Marchante, Aurélie Boeree, James J Beaudoin, H Berna Beverloo, Roland P Kuiper, Gabriele Escherich, Vincent H J van der Velden, C Ellen van der Schoot, Hester A de Groot-Kruseman, Rob Pieters, Monique L den Boer
Approximately 15% of pediatric B cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (BCP-ALL) is characterized by gene expression similar to that of BCR-ABL1-positive disease and unfavorable prognosis. This BCR-ABL1-like subtype shows a high frequency of B-cell development gene aberrations and tyrosine kinase-activating lesions. To evaluate the clinical significance of tyrosine kinase gene fusions in children with BCP-ALL, we studied the frequency of recently identified tyrosine kinase fusions, associated genetic features, and prognosis in a representative Dutch/German cohort...
November 22, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890788/genetic-testing-among-spanish-pediatric-neurologists-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices
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J Domínguez-Carral, J López-Pisón, A Macaya, M Bueno Campaña, M A García-Pérez, D Natera-de Benito
Advances in genetic testing applied to child neurology have enabled the development of genetic tests with greater sensitivity in elucidating an etiologic diagnosis for common neurological conditions. The objective of the current study was to examine child neurologists' perspectives and insights into genetic testing. We surveyed 118 Spanish child neurologists, exploring their knowledge, attitudes, and practices concerning genetic tests. All of them had requested at least one genetic test in the past six months...
November 25, 2016: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889724/phenotype-of-dent-disease-in-a-cohort-of-indian-children
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Swati Bhardwaj, Ranjeet Thergaonkar, Aditi Sinha, Pankaj Hari, Cheong Hi, Arvind Bagga
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical and genotypic features of Dent disease in children diagnosed at our center over a period of 10 years. DESIGN: Case series. SETTING: Pediatric Nephrology Clinic at a referral center in Northern India. METHODS: The medical records of patients with Dent disease diagnosed and followed up at this hospital from June 2005 to April 2015 were reviewed. The diagnosis of Dent disease was based on presence of all three of the following: (i) low molecular weight proteinuria, (ii) hypercalciuria and (iii) one of the following: nephrolithiasis, hematuria, hypophosphatemia or renal insufficiency, with or without mutation in CLCN5 or OCRL1 genes...
November 15, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886419/functional-characterization-of-a-novel-loss-of-function-mutation-of-prps1-related-to-early-onset-progressive-nonsyndromic-hearing-loss-in-koreans-dfnx1-potential-implications-on-future-therapeutic-intervention
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So Young Kim, Ah Reum Kim, Nayoung K D Kim, Chung Lee, Jin Hee Han, Min Young Kim, Eun-Hee Jeon, Woong-Yang Park, Rahul Mittal, Denise Yan, Xue Zhong Liu, Byung Yoon Choi
BACKGROUND: The symptoms of phosphoribosyl pyrophosphate synthetase 1 (PRPS1) deficiency diseases have been reported to be alleviated by medication. Herein, we report biochemical data to favor PRPS1 deficiency-related hearing loss as a potential target for pharmaceutical treatment. METHODS: We recruited 42 probands from subjects under the age of 15 years with a moderate degree of nonsyndromic autosomal-recessive or sporadic sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) in at least one side...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Gene Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884969/ethics-knowledge-of-recent-paediatric-residency-graduates-the-role-of-residency-ethics-curricula
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Jennifer C Kesselheim, Julie Najita, Debra Morley, Elizabeth Bair, Steven Joffe
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between recently trained paediatricians' ethics knowledge and exposure to a formal ethics or professionalism curriculum during residency. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey of recently trained paediatricians which included a validated 23-item instrument called the Test of Residents' Ethics Knowledge for Pediatrics. The sample included paediatricians who completed medical school in 2006-2008, whose primary specialty was paediatrics or a paediatric subspecialty, and who completed paediatric residency training in 2010-2011...
December 2016: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883173/clinical-application-of-snp-array-analysis-in-first-trimester-pregnancy-loss-a-prospective-study
#17
Yan Wang, Qing Cheng, Lulu Meng, Chunyu Luo, Huanran Hu, Jingjing Zhang, Jian Cheng, Tianhui Xu, Tao Jiang, Dong Liang, Ping Hu, Zhengfeng Xu
Chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) has been used routinely in pediatric and prenatal genetic diagnosis in clinical practice, but it has rarely been applied to miscarriage analysis. In this study, we conducted a prospective study to evaluate the feasibility of CMA for genetic diagnosis of first-trimester miscarriage specimens. We successfully analyzed 551 fresh miscarriage specimens using SNP array. Among the specimens, 2.9% (16/551) had significant maternal cell contamination and were excluded from the study...
November 24, 2016: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882152/clinical-and-molecular-study-of-a-pediatric-patient-with-sodium-taurocholate-cotransporting-polypeptide-deficiency
#18
Mei Deng, Man Mao, Li Guo, Feng-Ping Chen, Wang-Rong Wen, Yuan-Zong Song
The human solute carrier family 10 member 1 (SLC10A1) gene encodes sodium taurocholate cotransporting polypeptide (NTCP), the principal transporter of conjugated bile salts from the plasma into hepatocytes. Although the function of NTCP has been studied extensively and a number of SLC10A1 variations have been identified in humans, information regarding NTCP deficiency is limited. To date, only one patient with NTCP deficiency has been described; however, in the present study a pediatric patient who experienced intractable and striking hypercholanemia is presented...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882046/the-role-of-genetic-and-immune-factors-for-the-pathogenesis-of-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-in-childhood
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REVIEW
Priscila Menezes Ferri, Ana Cristina Simões E Silva, Soraya Luiza Campos Silva, Diego Junior Queiroga de Aquino, Eleonora Druve Tavares Fagundes, Débora Marques de Miranda, Alexandre Rodrigues Ferreira
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a rare cholestatic liver disease characterized by chronic inflammation of the biliary tree resulting in liver fibrosis. PSC is more common in male less than 40 years of age. The diagnosis of PSC is based on clinical, laboratory, image, and histological findings. A biochemical profile of mild to severe chronic cholestasis can be observed. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiography is the golden standard method for diagnosis, but magnetic resonance cholangiography is currently also considered a first-line method of investigation...
2016: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881822/lowered-h3k27me3-and-dna-hypomethylation-define-poorly-prognostic-pediatric-posterior-fossa-ependymomas
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Jill Bayliss, Piali Mukherjee, Chao Lu, Siddhant U Jain, Chan Chung, Daniel Martinez, Benjamin Sabari, Ashley S Margol, Pooja Panwalkar, Abhijit Parolia, Melike Pekmezci, Richard C McEachin, Marcin Cieslik, Benita Tamrazi, Benjamin A Garcia, Gaspare La Rocca, Mariarita Santi, Peter W Lewis, Cynthia Hawkins, Ari Melnick, C David Allis, Craig B Thompson, Arul M Chinnaiyan, Alexander R Judkins, Sriram Venneti
Childhood posterior fossa (PF) ependymomas cause substantial morbidity and mortality. These tumors lack recurrent genetic mutations, but a subset of these ependymomas exhibits CpG island (CpGi) hypermethylation [PF group A (PFA)], implicating epigenetic alterations in their pathogenesis. Further, histological grade does not reliably predict prognosis, highlighting the importance of developing more robust prognostic markers. We discovered global H3K27me3 reduction in a subset of these tumors (PF-ve ependymomas) analogous to H3K27M mutant gliomas...
November 23, 2016: Science Translational Medicine
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