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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098413/dermatomal-spread-following-posterior-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-in-pediatric-patients-our-initial-experience
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Maria A Hernandez, Tricia Vecchione, Karen Boretsky
INTRODUCTION: Several techniques for the transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block have been described. The extent of sensory changes using an ultrasound-guided posterior TAP block (pTAP) remains unclear in pediatric patients. The primary aim of this study was to report the extent of sensory changes achieved with pTAP; specifically the highest thoracic dermatome anesthetized. Secondary outcomes were pain scores (PS), opioid consumption, and complications. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients less than 21 years of age undergoing abdominal surgery with a unilateral or bilateral pTAP(s) for postoperative analgesia...
January 18, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092120/pediatric-peritonsillar-abscess-outcomes-and-cost-savings-from-using-transcervical-ultrasound
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Zhen Huang, William Vintzileos, Heather Gordish-Dressman, Anjum Bandarkar, Brian K Reilly
OBJECTIVES: 1) To analyze clinical outcomes of children stratified by ultrasound into three diagnoses: acute tonsillitis, peritonsillar phlegmon, and abscess; and 2) To compare clinical outcomes and financial impact between children who underwent ultrasound protocol to those who did not. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis between two cohorts: ultrasound protocol group and control group. METHODS: Children with peritonsillar abscess (PTA) diagnosed in the emergency department (ED) were enrolled during a 2-year period for transcervical ultrasound evaluation of bilateral tonsillar fossae...
January 16, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063721/point-of-care-lung-ultrasound-of-children-with-acute-asthma-exacerbations-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department
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Samantha Dankoff, Patricia Li, Adam J Shapiro, Terry Varshney, Alexander S Dubrovsky
OBJECTIVES: Primary objective was to characterize lung ultrasound findings in children with asthma presenting with respiratory distress to the emergency department (ED). Secondary objectives included correlating these findings with patients' clinical course in the ED. METHODS: Eligible patients 2-17years of age, underwent a lung ultrasound by the study sonographer between November 2014 to December 2015. Positive lung ultrasound was defined as the presence of ≥1 of the following findings: ≥3 B-lines per intercostal space, consolidation and/or pleural abnormalities...
December 26, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058483/three-dimensional-ultrasound-of-the-neonatal-brain-technical-approach-and-spectrum-of-disease
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Jessica Kurian, Susan Sotardi, Mark C Liszewski, William A Gomes, Thomas Hoffman, Benjamin H Taragin
Brain pathology is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in neonates, especially in the premature population. While conventional two-dimensional neurosonography is traditionally used for screening, diagnosis and monitoring of brain disorders such as germinal matrix hemorrhage, periventricular leukomalacia and hydrocephalus, three-dimensional ultrasonography has gained popularity in a variety of clinical applications in recent years. Three-dimensional ultrasonography is not yet widely utilized in pediatric imaging but is a potentially powerful tool for evaluating the neonatal brain...
January 5, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045846/lung-ultrasound-as-first-line-examination-for-the-diagnosis-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-children
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Contantinia Boursiani, Maria Tsolia, Chrysoula Koumanidou, Aikaterini Malagari, Marina Vakaki, Georgios Karapostolakis, Argyro Mazioti, Efthymia Alexopoulou
OBJECTIVES: The diagnosis of pediatric community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is based on clinical criteria. Even though chest x-ray (CXR) is only recommended in severe cases, it is often requested from physicians in mild cases, thus increasing radiation exposure. Lung ultrasound (LUS) is not included in the diagnostic workup. The objective of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of LUS against CXR. METHODS: Children who presented to the emergency department with clinical signs suggesting CAP and had already been evaluated with a CXR were included in the study...
January 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030503/prophylaxis-against-venous-thromboembolism-in-pediatric-trauma-a-practice-management-guideline-from-the-eastern-association-for-the-surgery-of-trauma-and-the-pediatric-trauma-society
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Arash Mahajerin, John K Petty, Sheila J Hanson, A Jill Thompson, Sarah H OʼBrien, Christian J Streck, Toni M Petrillo, E Vincent S Faustino
BACKGROUND: Despite the increasing incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in hospitalized children, the risks and benefits of VTE prophylaxis, particularly for those hospitalized after trauma, are unclear. The Pediatric Trauma Society and the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma convened a writing group to develop a practice management guideline on VTE prophylaxis for this cohort of children using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation framework...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001090/recent-technological-advances-in-pediatric-brain-tumor-surgery
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Bassel Zebian, Francesco Vergani, José Pedro Lavrador, Soumya Mukherjee, William John Kitchen, Vita Stagno, Christos Chamilos, Benedetta Pettorini, Conor Mallucci
X-rays and ventriculograms were the first imaging modalities used to localize intracranial lesions including brain tumors as far back as the 1880s. Subsequent advances in preoperative radiological localization included computed tomography (CT; 1971) and MRI (1977). Since then, other imaging modalities have been developed for clinical application although none as pivotal as CT and MRI. Intraoperative technological advances include the microscope, which has allowed precise surgery under magnification and improved lighting, and the endoscope, which has improved the treatment of hydrocephalus and allowed biopsy and complete resection of intraventricular, pituitary and pineal region tumors through a minimally invasive approach...
December 21, 2016: CNS Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000186/-value-of-anorectal-manometry-in-defecation-disorders-and-its-clinical-interpretation
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Shuqing Ding
Bowel dysfunction affected by functional factors, mechanical factors or surgical damage may lead to constipation, fecal incontinence and other overlapped symptoms, which is only the tip of the iceberg. Anorectal manometry can provide combined dysfunction information of four subtypes, including sphincter dysfunction, dyssynergic defecation, sensory disability and insufficient rectal expel force, which are underlying pathophysiology of defecation dysfunction. Anorectal manometry can be helpful in optimizing protocol or predicting success in pelvic floor dyssynergic syndrome of defecation, fecal incontinence or anorectal pain, stoma closure and pediatric intractable constipation...
December 25, 2016: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998444/-clinical-and-imaging-features-of-abdominal-rhabdomyosarcoma-of-non-organ-origin-in-children
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J Shi, J Du, W Wu, Q Wang
Objective: To evaluate the clinical and imaging features of abdominal rhabdomyosarcoma of non-organ origin in children. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical and imaging features of 12 pediatric patients with abdominal rhabdomyosarcoma confirmed by surgery and pathology at our hospital. Results: There were 9 boys and 3 girls, with an average age of (5.47±3.92) years old (range, 1 to 15). According to Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study (IRS) staging system, they were of stage Ⅲ to stage Ⅳ, and most were of embryonal type...
November 23, 2016: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27967308/a-biallelic-mutation-in-the-homologous-recombination-repair-gene-spidr-is-associated-with-human-gonadal-dysgenesis
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Pola Smirin-Yosef, Nehama Zuckerman-Levin, Shay Tzur, Yaron Granot, Lior Cohen, Juliane Sachsenweger, Guntram Borck, Irina Lagovsky, Mali Salmon-Divon, Lisa Wiesmüller, Lina Basel-Vanagaite
CONTEXT: Primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) is caused by ovarian follicle depletion or follicle dysfunction, characterized by amenorrhea with elevated gonadotropin levels. The disorder presents as absence of normal progression of puberty. OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the cause of ovarian dysfunction in a family with POI. DESIGN: We performed whole exome sequencing in two affected individuals. To evaluate whether DNA double-stranded break (DSB) repair activities are altered in biallelic mutation carriers we applied an EGFP-based assay for the detection of specific DSB repair pathways in blood-derived cells...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959665/retrospective-analysis-of-the-safety-and-cost-implications-of-pediatric-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-at-a-single-center
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Gibran T Yusuf, Maria E Sellars, Annamaria Deganello, David O Cosgrove, Paul S Sidhu
OBJECTIVE: Because of concern over medical ionizing radiation exposure of children, contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) has generated interest as an inexpensive, ionizing radiation-free alternative to CT and MRI. CEUS has received approval for pediatric hepatic use but remains off-label for a range of other applications. The purposes of this study were to retrospectively analyze adverse incidents encountered in pediatric CEUS and to assess the financial benefits of reducing the number of CT and MRI examinations performed...
December 13, 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940757/atypical-leydig-cell-tumor-in-children-report-of-2-cases
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Chiara Mameli, Giorgio Selvaggio, Chiara Cerini, Gaetano Bulfamante, Cristina Madia, Giovanna Riccipetitoni, Gian Vincenzo Zuccotti
Leydig cell tumors (LCTs) are rare cord-stromal tumors that may occur in testis or ovaries and may produce androgens or estrogens. The majority has been found in men between the ages of 20 and 60 years. Adults with androgen-secreting LCTs are usually asymptomatic; feminizing syndromes may result from the production of estradiol or the peripheral aromatization of testosterone. In children, LCTs usually present between 5 and 10 years of age with isosexual precocious pseudopuberty or gynecomastia. We report 2 cases of LCT in prepubertal boys presenting with advanced unilateral pubarche and testicular volume asymmetry...
November 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928814/the-adrenal-gland-an-organ-neglected-in-pediatric-trauma-cases
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Bahattin Aydogdu, Mehmet Hanifi Okur, Serkan Arslan, Mehmet Serif Arslan, Hikmet Zeytun, Erol Basuguy, Mustafa Icer, Cemil Goya, Ibrahim Uygun, Murat Kemal Cigdem, Abdurrahman Onen, Selcuk Otcu
PURPOSE: Adrenal gland injury (AGI) caused by trauma may cause bleeding and life-threatening problems in children.The objective of this study was to analyze the prevalence of AGI in final diagnoses of trauma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The records of 458 patients with abdominal trauma (out of a total 8,200 pediatric patientswith trauma of any sort), who were referred to our clinic between January 2009 and July 2014, were reviewed retrospectively.The numbers of patients with AGI and their ages, gender, trauma patterns, affected organs, pediatrictrauma scores (PTSs), and injury severity scores (ISSs) were recorded, as well as the associated ultrasound (US)and tomographic scan data, treatments, and complications...
8, 2016: Urology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900749/-efficacy-of-ultrasound-guided-peripheral-intravenous-access-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Chia-Chi Kuo, Chen-Yun Wu, I-Jung Feng, Wei-Jing Lee
BACKGROUND: Peripheral intravenous access is a common, invasive procedure that is performed in clinical practice. Difficult intravenous access may not only jeopardize patient safety but also increase staff stress, nursing hours, and material costs. PURPOSE: To explore the efficacy of ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous access in difficult intravenous-access patients and in the two subgroups of adult patients and pediatric patients using systematic review and meta-analysis...
December 2016: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898627/publishing-trends-in-the-field-of-pediatric-emergency-medicine-from-2004-to-2013
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Nancy S Rixe, Jeffrey Rixe, Joshua Glick, Erik Lehman, Robert P Olympia
OBJECTIVE: To identify publishing trends within the field of pediatric emergency medicine between 2004 and 2013. METHODS: We conducted a MEDLINE search of pediatric emergency medicine articles, filtered by clinical trial, published between 2004 and 2013 in ten journals from the fields of pediatrics, emergency medicine, general medicine, and pediatric emergency medicine. Each article was classified by journal type, study design, results (positive or negative/equivocal), age/type of subjects, and major topic (based on the objective of the study)...
December 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856357/clinical-effectiveness-in-the-diagnosis-and-acute-management-of-pediatric-nephrolithiasis
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REVIEW
Jason P Van Batavia, Gregory E Tasian
The incidence of pediatric nephrolithiasis has risen over the past few decades leading to a growing public health burden. Children and adolescents represent a unique patient population secondary to their higher risks from radiation exposure as compared to adults, high risk of recurrence, and longer follow up time given their longer life expectancies. Ultrasound imaging is the first-line modality for diagnosing suspected nephrolithiasis in children. Although data is limited, the best evidence based medicine supports the use of alpha-blockers as first-line MET in children, especially when stones are small and in a more distal ureteral location...
December 2016: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814988/bedside-ultrasound-vs-x-ray-for-the-diagnosis-of-forearm-fractures-in-children
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Rachel Rowlands, James Rippey, Sing Tie, James Flynn
BACKGROUND: Painful forearm injuries after a fall occur frequently in children. X-ray study is currently the gold standard investigation. Ultrasound (US) is a potential alternative that avoids exposure to ionizing radiation and may be less painful than x-ray study; and familiarity and skill with US is increasing among emergency physicians. OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of this study was to determine if a cohort of physicians with little or no previous experience with US could, after a short training program, safely exclude forearm fractures in children...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813457/ventricular-catheter-entry-site-and-not-catheter-tip-location-predicts-shunt-survival-a-secondary-analysis-of-3-large-pediatric-hydrocephalus-studies
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William E Whitehead, Jay Riva-Cambrin, Abhaya V Kulkarni, John C Wellons, Curtis J Rozzelle, Mandeep S Tamber, David D Limbrick, Samuel R Browd, Robert P Naftel, Chevis N Shannon, Tamara D Simon, Richard Holubkov, Anna Illner, D Douglas Cochrane, James M Drake, Thomas G Luerssen, W Jerry Oakes, John R W Kestle
OBJECTIVE Accurate placement of ventricular catheters may result in prolonged shunt survival, but the best target for the hole-bearing segment of the catheter has not been rigorously defined. The goal of the study was to define a target within the ventricle with the lowest risk of shunt failure. METHODS Five catheter placement variables (ventricular catheter tip location, ventricular catheter tip environment, relationship to choroid plexus, catheter tip holes within ventricle, and crosses midline) were defined, assessed for interobserver agreement, and evaluated for their effect on shunt survival in univariate and multivariate analyses...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783314/space-occupying-lesions-in-the-liver
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REVIEW
Manigandan Subramanyam Thyagarajan, Khalid Sharif
Space occupying liver lesions usually present with abdominal pain or abnormal physical findings, such as a palpable abdominal mass or distention. Liver lesions identified in children include benign and malignant neoplasms, inflammatory masses, cysts and metastatic lesions. Two-thirds of liver lesions in children are malignant. Hepatoblastoma accounts for two-thirds of malignant liver tumors in children. Benign lesions of the liver in children include vascular lesions, hamartomas, adenomas, and focal nodular hyperplasia...
October 25, 2016: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775301/-is-there-appendiceal-stump-appendicitis
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A García Baglietto, C Barceló Cañellas, C Marhuenda Irastorza
INTRODUCTION: Stump appendicitis is the remaining appendicular tissue inflammation after a variable length of time. It is a very infrequent pathology with a paucity in pediatric publications, and given the fact that a delay in its diagnosis could lead to an increased morbidity, this is the reason of its clinical relevance. CLINICAL CASE: A 10 years old girl who had laparoscopic excision of a flemonous-gangrenous appendicitis and who 45 days after surgery showed new clinical symptoms compatible with a diagnosis of acute appendicitis...
October 10, 2015: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
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