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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759424/lung-ultrasound-findings-undetectable-by-chest-radiography-in-children-with-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Giulio Iorio, Maria Capasso, Salvatore Prisco, Giuseppe De Luca, Carlo Mancusi, Bruno Laganà, Maria Antonietta Piscopo, Vincenzo Comune
The purpose of our study was to evaluate any differences between lung ultrasonography and chest radiography (CR) images in children with a diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and, if there are any, to analyze the reasons and possible clinical implications. We reviewed the medical records of patients admitted to the pediatric ward from January 2014 to December 2016 and selected only cases discharged with a diagnosis of CAP who had undergone performed lung ultrasound (LUS) and CR within 24 h of each other...
May 11, 2018: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736094/influence-of-plasminogen-activator-inhibitor-1-gene-polymorphism-on-renal-scarring-after-first-febrile-urinary-tract-infection-in-infants
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Danka Pokrajac, Lejla Kapur-Pojskic, Sandra Vegar-Zubovic, Renata Milardovic
Background: The pathogenesis of renal scarring (RS) after first febrile urinary tract infection (UTI) in children is multifactorial. In addition to well-known risk factors, a role for genetic predisposition has been suggested. Aims: To determine whether deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) polymorphisms at the plasminogen activator inhibitor -1 (PAI-1) gene were associated with evolution to RS following a febrile UTI in infants. Materials and Methods: Our research included 100 infants, 84 girls and 16 boys, ages up to 1 year with a first febrile UTI, increased inflammatory parameters and positive urine culture treated at the Pediatric Clinic II of the University Clinical Center Sarajevo (UCCS)...
April 2018: Medical Archives
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/29716799/emergency-and-critical-care-applications-for-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound
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REVIEW
Tobias Kummer, Laura Oh, Mary Beth Phelan, Robert D Huang, Jason T Nomura, Srikar Adhikari
INTRODUCTION: Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) using intravascular microbubbles has potential to revolutionize point-of-care ultrasonography by expanding the use of ultrasonography into clinical scenarios previously reserved for computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging, or angiography. METHODS: We performed a literature search and report clinical experience to provide an introduction to CEUS and describe its current applications for point-of-care indications...
April 22, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708883/graves-disease-following-allogenic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-severe-aplastic-anemia-case-report-and-literature-review
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Ahu Paketçi, Korcan Demir, Özlem Tüfekçi, Sezer Acar, Ayhan Abacı, Şebnem Yılmaz, Ece Böber
BACKGROUND: Similar autoimmune processes (defective T-cell function) take place during the pathogenesis of aplastic anemia (AA) and Graves' disease (GD). Antithyroid drugs used for the management of GD may induce AA and GD may occur following treatment of severe aplastic anemia (SAA). CASE PRESENTATION: Clinical and laboratory investigations were performed for an 11-year-and-2-month-old girl who was referred for bilateral exophthalmus and abnormal thyroid function tests...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685489/imaging-pediatric-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-gist
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REVIEW
Moriz Herzberg, Meinrad Beer, Sudha Anupindi, Kurt Vollert, Thomas Kröncke
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are extremely rare in children. Imaging plays a key role in staging and monitoring therapy (surgical and with tyrosine kinase inhibitors). The vast majority of articles addressing imaging of GIST base on adults and are based on CT. The subtype "pediatric GIST" - if at all - is only mentioned in a dependent clause. Although the imaging features in children and adults are similar, histology, clinical course and thus imaging approach are different...
March 29, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681446/reduction-of-radiography-with-point-of-care-elbow-ultrasonography-for-elbow-trauma-in-children
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Julia Tokarski, Jeffrey R Avner, Joni E Rabiner
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether point-of-care elbow ultrasound (US), with history and physical examination, can decrease radiography for patients with elbow trauma. Secondary outcomes included evaluation of pediatric emergency department (PED) length of stay (LOS) and test performance characteristics. STUDY DESIGN: This was a prospective study of patients up to age 21 years with elbow trauma necessitating radiography. After clinical examination and before radiography, pediatric emergency physicians performed elbow ultrasonography of the posterior fat pad and determined whether radiography was required...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658771/diagnostic-performances-of-superb-microvascular-imaging-shear-wave-elastography-and-shape-index-in-pediatric-lymph-nodes-categorisation-a-comparative-study
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Zuhal Bayramoglu, Emine Caliskan, Zeynep Karakas, Deniz Tugcu, Serap Karaman, Ayper Somer, Manolya Kara, Ferhan Akıcı, Ibrahim Adaletli
OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic utility of a vascularity index via superb microvascular imaging in lymph nodes of children with malignant lymphoma and acute lymphadenitis compared to normal lymph nodes. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study for multiparametric lymph node (LN) evaluation. Malignant lymphoma diagnosed via histopathological examination and lymph nodes receiving an acute lymphadenitis diagnosis based on clinical and laboratory findings constituted the study subgroups...
April 16, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607435/renal-clear-cell-sarcoma-presenting-as-a-spontaneous-renal-hematoma-a-rare-presentation
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Zeynep Canan Ozdemir, Burcu Ayvaci, Yeter Duzenli Kar, Mehmet Oguzman, Mehmet Surhan Arda, Mustafa Fuat Acikalin, Ozcan Bor
Clear cell sarcoma of the kidney (CCSK) is an uncommon renal neoplasm of childhood. It represents between 2% and 9% of all pediatric renal tumors, and generally arises before the age of 5 years. It often mimics other pediatric renal tumors. Presently described is the case of a 7-year-old girl who presented with complaints of vomiting and abdominal pain. Abdominal ultrasonography revealed a right renal mass, and the patient developed a renal hematoma a few hours after admission. The patient underwent a nephroureterectomy with a provisional diagnosis of Wilms tumor; however, histopathological examination of a specimen revealed CCSK...
2018: Northern Clinics of Istanbul
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596286/acute-terminal-ileitis-in-children-a-retrospective-study-in-pediatric-emergency-department
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Miguel Angel Molina Gutiérrez, Eva Martínez-Ojinaga Nodal, Julia Piñán Díez, Pedro María Rubio Aparicio, Alida Alcolea Sánchez, Agustín Remesal Camba, Ana Pérez Vigara
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to describe the clinical presentation and outcome of patients diagnosed with acute ileitis in our pediatric emergency department. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of all patients diagnosed with terminal ileitis by abdominal ultrasonography findings in our pediatric emergency department, over the years 2013 and 2014. Patients with previous diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) were excluded. Data collected were clinical, radiological, and laboratory data at diagnosis; outcome including hospitalization care; and outpatient follow-up in pediatric gastroenterology and/or primary care...
March 28, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560001/unusual-cause-of-acute-scrotal-pain-inflammatory-noncommunicating-hydrocele-a-pediatric-case-report
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Yoshinobu Moritoki, Kentaro Mizuno, Taiki Kato, Takahiro Yasui, Yutaro Hayashi
The etiology of scrotal pain is clinically classified in terms of the necessity for emergency surgery. Lately, color Doppler ultrasonography has reduced unnecessary surgeries, but there are still some cases that require immediate exploration because of an uncertain diagnosis. Here, we describe the case of a 14-month-old boy, who could not deliver his complaint accurately, presenting with a grumpy mood and a red swollen scrotum. Emergency surgery revealed that the cause was intense inflammation of the hydrocele wall, which typically does not cause acute scrotum...
2018: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502388/horseshoe-kidney-and-uretero-pelvic-junction-obstruction-in-a-pediatric-patient-laparoscopic-vascular-hitch-a-valid-alternative-to-dismembered-pyeloplasty
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Cosimo Bleve, Valeria Bucci, Maria Luisa Conighi, Francesco Battaglino, Lorenzo Costa, Lorella Fasoli, Elisa Zolpi, Salvatore Fabio Chiarenza
Horseshoe kidney (HSK) is a congenital defect of the urinary tract that occurs in 0.25% of the general population. Laparoscopic Vascular Hitch (LVH) according to Hellstrom-Chapman represent an alternative approach in treatment of extrinsic hydronephrosis by crossing vessels (CV) in pediatric age. In our Department from 2006 to 2016, 36 children with extrinsic-Uretero-Pelvic-Junction (UPJ)-Obstruction (UPJO) underwent laparoscopic vessels transposition. Over the last 4years, we have treated three patients with extrinsic hydronephrosis in HSK; two males and one female respectively of 6, 7 and 8years...
December 13, 2017: La Pediatria Medica e Chirurgica: Medical and Surgical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459595/distribution-management-difficulty-and-outcome-of-branchial-anomalies
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M A Sattar, M T Sultana, S Ahmed
Branchial arch anomalies are one of the most common congenital anomalies of the neck. Developmental anomalies of the branchial apparatus account for 17% of all pediatric cervical masses. This study aimed to focus on proper diagnosis of branchial anomaly and describe occurrence, presentation, management and outcome of usual and unusual types. This ten-year prospective observational study was conducted from November 2005 to November 2015 including 2-year postoperative follow-up of the patients in Department of ENT, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh...
January 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459585/ultrasonographic-evaluation-of-malignant-pediatric-abdominal-tumour-with-histopathological-correlation
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M Hoshneara, M U Ahmed, M M Rahman, M Begum, R Ferdousi, U Ayma, K Begum, R Ara, M S Islam, I H Chowdhury, M A Sangma, M N Farzana
Ultrasonography is a very useful diagnostic tool to evaluate pediatric abdominal mass. This cross sectional study was conducted among clinically suspected patients having malignant abdominal mass attending in the department of Radiology & Imaging, Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, Mymensingh, Bangladesh from January 2008 to December 2009. Total 56 patients were included in this study. Patients were scanned by high resolution gray scale ultrasonography of the abdominal masses. After surgical procedure, biopsy specimen were collected in a container containing 10% formalin and sent for histopathological examination...
January 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455331/newborn-screening-guidelines-for-congenital-hypothyroidism-in-india-recommendations-of-the-indian-society-for-pediatric-and-adolescent-endocrinology-ispae-part-ii-imaging-treatment-and-follow-up
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REVIEW
S Sudhanshu, I Riaz, R Sharma, M P Desai, R Parikh, V Bhatia
The Indian Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology has formulated Clinical Practice Guidelines for newborn screening, diagnosis and management of congenital hypothyroidism (CH). This manuscript, part II addresses management and follow-up. RECOMMENDATIONS: Screening should be done for every newborn using cord blood, or postnatal blood ideally at 48 to 72 h of age. Neonates with screen TSH > 20 mIU/L serum units (or >34 mIU/L for samples taken between 24 and 48 h of age) should be recalled for confirmation...
February 17, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451454/efficacy-of-intraoperative-ultrasonography-in-neurosurgical-tumor-resection
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Jared F Sweeney, Heather Smith, AmiLyn Taplin, Eric Perloff, Matthew A Adamo
OBJECTIVE Intraoperative ultrasonography (IOUS) is a widely accessible imaging modality that provides real-time surgical guidance with minimal identified risk or additional operative time. A recent study by the authors found a strong correlation between IOUS and postoperative MRI findings when evaluating the extent of tumor resection, suggesting that IOUS might have significant clinical implications. The objective of this study was to expand on results from the previous study in order to provide more evidence on the usage of IOUS in the determination of gross-total resection (GTR) in both adult and pediatric patients with brain tumors...
May 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428360/adolescent-testicular-microlithiasis-a-case-based-multinational-survey-of-clinical-management-practices
#17
Katie E Brodie, Amanda F Saltzman, Nicholas G Cost
INTRODUCTION: Testicular microlithiasis (TM) is a condition characterized by calcium deposits within the testis, usually detected incidentally during ultrasonography of the scrotum. TM has been associated with the presence of, and possibly the development of, testicular malignancy. Our aim was to document international clinical management practices for TM and to analyze what factors and perception of risk influence conservative versus active management and follow-up. METHODS: European Society for Paediatric Urology (ESPU) and Society for Pediatric Urology (SPU) members were invited to complete an online case-based survey of clinical management practices of TM...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406414/pediatric-musculoskeletal-interventional-mri
#18
Roberto Blanco Sequeiros, Juha-Jaakko Sinikumpu, Risto Ojala, Jyri Järvinen, Jan Fritz
Minimally invasive procedures play a crucial role in the diagnosis and treatment of many pediatric musculoskeletal conditions. Although computed tomography and fluoroscopy are commonly used for image guidance, the associated exposure to ionizing radiation is especially concerning in pediatric patients. Ultrasonography may be used successfully in a subset of interventions, but it is often not useful for complex, deep, and osseous targets. Interventional magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) facilitates targeting and treatment of musculoskeletal lesions at many locations with high accuracy due to its excellent tissue contrast...
February 2018: Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging: TMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380252/newborn-screening-guidelines-for-congenital-hypothyroidism-in-india-recommendations-of-the-indian-society-for-pediatric-and-adolescent-endocrinology-ispae-part-i-screening-and-confirmation-of-diagnosis
#19
M P Desai, R Sharma, I Riaz, S Sudhanshu, R Parikh, V Bhatia
The Indian Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology has formulated locally relevant Clinical Practice Guidelines for newborn screening, diagnosis and management of primary congenital hypothyroidism (CH). RECOMMENDATIONS: Screening should be done for every newborn using cord blood, or postnatal blood, ideally at 48 to 72 h of age. On this screen sample, neonates with TSH > 20 mIU/L serum units (or >34 mIU/L for samples taken between 24 to 48 h of age) should be recalled for confirmation...
January 30, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356760/comparison-of-the-radiologic-and-clinical-findings-of-adolescents-with-breast-complaints
#20
Tamer Sekmenli, Hande Koksal, Metin Gunduz, Hasan Bostanci, Ilhan Ciftci, Yavuz Koksal
INTRODUCTION: The American College of Radiology's Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) was developed to guide imaging-based surgical treatment in patients with breast cancer. Studies confirming the BI-RADS did not include adolescents. To evaluate the validity of this classification system in adolescents, we aim to investigate the relationship between the BI-RADS and pathology findings in adolescents. METHODS: The medical data of 67 female adolescent patients, aged 12 to 18, referred to our clinic for breast-related complaints between 2013 and 2016 were reviewed retrospectively for demographic data and the results of radiologic and surgical pathologies...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
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