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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514841/endoscopic-management-of-pancreatic-fluid-collections-in-children
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REVIEW
Zaheer Nabi, Rupjyoti Talukdar, D Nageshwar Reddy
The incidence of acute pancreatitis in children has increased over the last few decades. The development of pancreatic fluid collection is not uncommon after severe acute pancreatitis, although its natural course in children and adolescents is poorly understood. Asymptomatic fluid collections can be safely observed without any intervention. However, the presence of clinically significant symptoms warrants the drainage of these fluid collections. Endoscopic management of pancreatic fluid collection is safe and effective in adults...
May 19, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509324/three-dimensional-neurosonography-a-novel-field-in-fetal-medicine
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Michał Lipa, Ritsuko Kimata Pooh, Mirosław Wielgoś
Neurosonography is a promising technique for prenatal diagnosis, combining features of ultrasound imaging with fetal neurology. The brain is a three-dimensional structure, therefore observing brain structure in the three basic planes (sagittal, coronal and axial) is mandatory. The anterior fontanelle and sagittal suture may serve as acoustic ultrasound windows in the transvaginal brain scan, allowing to obtain high-resolution neuroimages of the intracranial structures. Furthermore, three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound combined with the transvaginal brain approach provides detailed and sophisticated neuroimages...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506597/a-practice-pattern-assessment-of-members-of-the-society-of-pediatric-urology-for-evaluation-and-treatment-of-urinary-tract-dilation
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Jessica N Jackson, Rebecca S Zee, Allison N Martin, Sean T Corbett, C D Anthony Herndon
INTRODUCTION: Over the last decade the literature, including a multidisciplinary consensus statement, has supported a paradigm shift in management of urinary tract dilation, yet the impact on practice patterns has not been well documented. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to elucidate specific practice patterns for treatment of prenatal unilateral urinary tract dilation and to assess surgical intervention patterns for ureteropelvic junction obstruction. STUDY DESIGN: An online survey was distributed to 234 pediatric urologists through the Society of Pediatric Urology...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501727/methods-to-evaluate-arterial-structure-and-function-in-children-state-of-the-art-knowledge
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REVIEW
Piotr Skrzypczyk, Małgorzata Pańczyk-Tomaszewska
BACKGROUND: With increasing rates of hypertension, obesity, and diabetes in the pediatric population, wide available, and reproducible methods are necessary to evaluate arterial structure and function in children and adolescents. METHODS: MEDLINE/Pubmed was searched for articles published in years 2012-2017 on methodology of, current knowledge on, and limitations of the most commonly used methods to evaluate central, proximal and coronary arteries, as well as endothelial function in pediatric patients...
May 11, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499592/risk-factors-for-poor-outcomes-of-children-with-acute-acalculous-cholecystitis
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Yi-An Lu, Cheng-Hsun Chiu, Man-Shan Kong, Han-I Wang, Hsun-Chin Chao, Chien-Chang Chen
BACKGROUND: Acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC) is generally considered to be a mild disease in children; however, if left untreated or treated without caution, AAC can lead to severe outcomes, such as death. The objectives of this study were to present the clinical features and identify the predictors of mortality in pediatric AAC. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with AAC between 2005 and 2012 were enrolled. AAC was defined by the presence of fever and an echo-proven thickened gallbladder wall exceeding 4 mm...
March 25, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493451/the-effect-of-an-electronic-health-record-based-tool-on-abnormal-pediatric-blood-pressure-recognition
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Sarah A Twichell, Corinna J Rea, Patrice Melvin, Andrew J Capraro, Joshua C Mandel, Michael A Ferguson, Daniel J Nigrin, Kenneth D Mandl, Dionne Graham, Justin P Zachariah
BACKGROUND: Recognition of high blood pressure (BP) in children is poor, partly due to the need to compute age-sex-height referenced percentiles. This study examined the change in abnormal BP recognition before versus after the introduction of an electronic health record (EHR) app designed to calculate BP percentiles with a training lecture. METHODS AND RESULTS: Clinical data were extracted on all ambulatory, non-urgent encounters for children 3-18 years old seen in primary care, endocrinology, cardiology, or nephrology clinics at an urban, academic hospital in the year before and the year after app introduction...
May 11, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484942/minimal-training-sufficient-to-diagnose-pediatric-wrist-fractures-with-ultrasound
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Henrik Hedelin, Christian Tingström, Hanna Hebelka, Jon Karlsson
BACKGROUND: In children, non-fractured wrists generally need no treatment and those that are fractured may only require a 3-week cast without any clinical follow-up. The ability to perform a point-of-care triage decision if radiographs are needed could improve patient flow and decrease unnecessary radiographs. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of ultrasound (US) as a point-of-care triage tool for pediatric wrist injuries with limited training. METHODS: Physicians with no previous US experience attended a 1...
December 2017: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484918/simplified-readability-metric-drives-improvement-of-radiology-reports-an-experiment-on-ultrasound-reports-at-a-pediatric-hospital
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Wei Chen, Claire Durkin, Yungui Huang, Brent Adler, Steve Rust, Simon Lin
Highly complex medical documents, including ultrasound reports, are greatly mismatched with patient literacy levels. While improving radiology reports for readability is a longstanding concern, few articles objectively measure the effectiveness of physician training for readability improvement. We hypothesized that writing styles may be evaluated using an objective two-dimensional measure and writing training could improve the writing styles of radiologists. To test it, a simplified "grade vs. length" readability metric is developed based on results from factor analysis of ten readability metrics applied to more than 500,000 radiology reports...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484694/developing-a-sustainable-need-based-pediatric-acute-care-training-curriculum-in-solomon-islands
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Daniel Ta Yo Yu, Jason T Gillon, Raymond Dickson, Karen A Schneider, Martha W Stevens
BACKGROUND: The Johns Hopkins Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department (PED) was invited to collaborate with the National Referral Hospital (NRH), Solomon Islands, to establish an acute care pediatric education program for the country's inaugural class of national medical graduate trainees. OBJECTIVE: To develop and evaluate a sustainable, need-based post-graduate training curriculum in pediatric acute care, resuscitation, and point-of-care ultrasound. METHODS: A need-based training curriculum was developed utilizing the ADDIE model and was implemented and revised over the course of 2 years and two site visits...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483294/inadequacy-of-current-pediatric-epinephrine-autoinjector-needle-length-for-use-in-infants-and-toddlers
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Harold Kim, Chitra Dinakar, Paul McInnis, Dan Rudin, Xavier Benain, William Daley, Elke Platz
BACKGROUND: Epinephrine injection represents the standard of care for anaphylaxis treatment. It is most effective if delivered intramuscularly, whereas inadvertent intraosseous injection may be harmful. The needle length in current pediatric epinephrine autoinjectors (EAIs) is 12.7 mm; however, the ideal needle length for infants and toddlers weighing less than 15 kg is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine the skin-to-bone distance (STBD) and skin-to-muscle distance (STMD) at baseline and after simulated EAI application in infants and toddlers (weighing 7...
May 5, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480536/spectrums-and-outcomes-of-adnexal-torsion-at-different-ages
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Jie-Ling Feng, Ting Lei, Hong-Ning Xie, Li-Juan Li, Liu Du
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the role of ultrasound in the preoperative diagnosis of adnexal torsion and describe its histological spectrum and outcomes at different ages. METHODS: This study comprised a retrospective investigation of a data set that included 195 female patients with clinically suspected adnexal torsion between January 2010 and July 2015. Each patient received a detailed pelvic ultrasound examination by an experienced ultrasound examiner, and a definitive diagnosis was achieved via surgery...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479469/vascular-injury-due-to-humerus-fracture-in-pediatric-age-when-the-treatment-is-mandatory
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Simone Salvati, Alberto Maria Settembrini, Daniele Bissacco, Raffaello Dallatana, Daniela Mazzaccaro, Cornelio Crippa, Pietro Romano, Piergiorgio Settembrini
BACKGROUND: Pink pulseless hand syndrome is a rare condition of vascular injury due to distal humerus fracture. It is characterized by radial and ulnar pulselessness in a complex of good hand perfusion which can remain pink and warm. The management and treatment of this condition is still very debated. METHODS: We report four cases of arm traumas which occurred in pediatric patients. In all cases, after the fixation of the fracture by the orthopedic surgeon, the clinical evaluation and duplex ultrasound demonstrated the so called "pink pulseless hand syndrome"...
May 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474980/risk-of-deep-venous-thrombosis-in-elective-neurosurgical-procedures-a-prospective-doppler-ultrasound-based-study-in-children-12-years-of-age-or-younger
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Andrea G Scherer, Ian K White, Kashif A Shaikh, Jodi L Smith, Laurie L Ackerman, Daniel H Fulkerson
OBJECTIVE The risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) from deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is significant in neurosurgical patients. VTE is considered a leading cause of preventable hospital deaths and preventing DVT is a closely monitored quality metric, often tied to accreditation, hospital ratings, and reimbursement. Adult protocols include prophylaxis with anticoagulant medications. Children's hospitals may adopt adult protocols, although the incidence of DVT and the risk or efficacy of treatment is not well defined...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474823/global-emergency-medicine-a-review-of-the-literature-from-2016
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Torben K Becker, Bhakti Hansoti, Susan Bartels, Alison Schroth Hayward, Braden J Hexom, Kevin M Lunney, Regan H Marsh, Maxwell Osei-Ampofo, Indi Trehan, Julia Chang, Adam C Levine
OBJECTIVES: The Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review (GEMLR) conducts an annual search of peer-reviewed and gray literature relevant to global emergency medicine (EM) to identify, review, and disseminate the most important new research in this field to a global audience of academics and clinical practitioners. METHODS: This year 13,890 articles written in four languages were identified by our search. These articles were distributed among 20 reviewers for initial screening based on their relevance to the field of global EM...
May 5, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473093/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-urinary-tract%C3%A2-infection-child
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Boaz K Karmazyn, Adina L Alazraki, Sudha A Anupindi, Molly E Dempsey, Jonathan R Dillman, Scott R Dorfman, Matthew D Garber, Sheila G Moore, Craig A Peters, Henry E Rice, Cynthia K Rigsby, Nabile M Safdar, Stephen F Simoneaux, Andrew T Trout, Sjirk J Westra, Sandra L Wootton-Gorges, Brian D Coley
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is common in young children and may cause pyelonephritis and renal scarring. Long-term complications from renal scarring are low. The role of imaging is to evaluate for underlying urologic abnormalities and guide treatment. In neonates there is increased risk for underlying urologic abnormalities. Evaluation for vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) may be appropriate especially in boys because of higher prevalence of VUR and to exclude posterior urethral valve. In children older than 2 months with first episode of uncomplicated UTI, there is no clear benefit of prophylactic antibiotic...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472948/noninvasive-assessment-of-liver-steatosis-in-children-the-clinical-value-of-controlled-attenuation-parameter
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Giovanna Ferraioli, Valeria Calcaterra, Raffaella Lissandrin, Marinella Guazzotti, Laura Maiocchi, Carmine Tinelli, Annalisa De Silvestri, Corrado Regalbuto, Gloria Pelizzo, Daniela Larizza, Carlo Filice
BACKGROUND: To assess the clinical validity of controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) in the diagnosis of hepatic steatosis in a series of overweight or obese children by using the imperfect gold standard methodology. METHODS: Consecutive children referred to our institution for auxological evaluation or obesity or minor elective surgery were prospectively enrolled. Anthropometric and biochemical parameters were recorded. Ultrasound (US) assessment of steatosis was carried out using ultrasound systems...
May 4, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450694/diagnostic-approach-in-biliary-strictures-after-pediatric-liver-transplantation
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Dorota Jarzębicka, Piotr Czubkowski, Anna Kamińska, Małgorzata Markiewicz-Kijewska, Katarzyna Nowak, Dorota Broniszczak, Maciej Dądalski, Irena Jankowska, Joanna Pawłowska
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of post-liver transplant biliary strictures (BS) requires a high degree of clinical suspicion because of the diversity of symptoms and usually mild clinical presentation. If quickly treated, successful outcome is achieved most cases. The aim of our study was to analyze the value of diagnostic methods in BS after pediatric LTx. MATERIAL AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed clinical data of children with BS after liver transplantation, with the main focus on diagnostic methods, including imaging studies and histology...
April 28, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450309/decreasing-exposure-to-radiation-surgical-risk-and-costs-for-pediatric-complicated-pneumonia-a-guideline-evaluation
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Rachel D Quick, Michael J Auth, Marisol Fernandez, Tory Meyer, Kathryn G Merkel, Lynn M Thoreson, Sarmistha B Hauger
OBJECTIVES: This report describes the creation and successful implementation of a complicated pneumonia care algorithm at our institution. Outcomes are measured for specific goals of the algorithm: to decrease radiation exposure, surgical risk, and patient charges without adversely affecting clinical outcomes. METHODS: We describe steps involved in algorithm creation and implementation at our institution. To depict outcomes of the algorithm, we completed a retrospective cohort study of hospitalized pediatric patients with a diagnosis of complicated pneumonia at a single institution between January 2010 and April 2016 who met criteria for the algorithm...
April 27, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441243/emergency-point-of-care-ultrasound-diagnosis-of-retained-soft-tissue-foreign-bodies-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department
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Terry Varshney, Charisse W Kwan, Jason W Fischer, Alyssa Abo
The presence of a foreign body (FB), its depth and size, is often indeterminate by clinical examination. Conventional imaging such as a radiograph can fail to visualize soft tissue FBs. We present 2 cases where point-of-care ultrasound was used to detect previously unidentified FBs.
April 24, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439431/mistakes-in-the-ultrasound-diagnostics-of-the-abdominal-cavity-in-pediatrics
#20
REVIEW
Agnieszka Brodzisz
The diagnostics of the abdominal cavity in children, especially in the neonatal-infantile period, requires knowledge in the field of anatomical and physiopathological differences as well as clinical symptomatology and pathology at every stage of the child's development. Errors and mistakes in ultrasound diagnostics of the abdominal cavity in children result from many factors, including lack of experience in examining children and the knowledge concerning most frequent ailments and pathologies as well as the incidence or no changes in the ultrasound image of the abdominal cavity organs...
March 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
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