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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802171/parental-occupational-exposure-to-benzene-and-the-risk-of-childhood-cancer-a-census-based-cohort-study
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Ben Daniel Spycher, Judith Eva Lupatsch, Anke Huss, Johannes Rischewski, Christina Schindera, Adrian Spoerri, Roel Vermeulen, Claudia Elisabeth Kuehni
BACKGROUND: Previous studies on occupational exposures in parents and cancer risks in their children support a link between solvents and paints with childhood leukaemia. Few studies have focused specifically on benzene. OBJECTIVES: To examine whether parental occupational exposure to benzene is associated with an increased cancer risk in a census-based cohort of children. METHODS: From a census-based cohort study in Switzerland, we included children aged <16years at national censuses (1990, 2000)...
August 9, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801389/the-role-of-rehabilitation-measures-in-reintegration-of-children-with-brain-tumours-or-leukaemia-and-their-families-after-completion-of-cancer-treatment-a-study-protocol
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Mona Leandra Peikert, Laura Inhestern, Corinna Bergelt
INTRODUCTION: For ill children as well as for their parents and siblings, childhood cancer poses a major challenge. Little is known about the reintegration into daily life of childhood cancer survivors and their families. The aim of this prospective observational study is to further the understanding of the role of rehabilitation measures in the reintegration process of childhood leukaemia or brain tumour survivors and their family members after the end of cancer treatment. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This prospective observational study consists of three study arms: a quantitative study in cooperation with three German paediatric oncological study registries (study arm 1), a quantitative study in cooperation with a rehabilitation clinic that offers a family-oriented paediatric oncological rehabilitation programme (study arm 2) and a qualitative study at 12-month follow-up including families from the study arms 1 and 2 (study arm 3)...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798812/clinical-epidemiological-and-therapeutic-profile-of-patients-with-a-retinoblastoma-diagnosis-experience-in-the-costa-rica-national-children-s-hospital-oncology-unit-from-january-2009-to-december-2015
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Jennie Chen Lo, Carlos Rodríguez, Rigoberto Monestel, Arnoldo Zúñiga
INTRODUCTION: Retinoblastoma represents only 3% of paediatric cancers, but it is the most prevalent intraocular tumour in this population. It develops in the retina as a primitive neuroectodermal tumour that affects development during gestation. The tumour presents in two different forms depending on whether or not it expresses a genetic modification. For patients diagnosed at preschool age, 75% are unilateral non-hereditary cases. While enucleation is the preferred treatment for advanced stages of the tumour, other modalities, such as systemic and intraocular chemotherapy, radiotherapy and local treatments with thermotherapy, cryotherapy, and brachytherapy can be used to try to preserve the eye...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774463/clinical-trials-a-pending-subject
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B Gil-Extremera, P Jiménez-López, J D Mediavilla-García
Clinical trials are essential tools for the progress of clinical medicine in its diagnostic and therapeutic aspects. Since the first trial in 1948, which related tobacco use with lung cancer, there have been more than 150,000 clinical trials to date in various areas (paediatrics, cardiology, oncology, endocrinology, etc.). This article highlights the importance for all physicians to participate, over the course of their professional career, in a clinical trial, due to the inherent benefits for patients, the progress of medicine and for curricular prestige...
July 31, 2017: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771784/a-qualitative-study-of-decision-making-on-phase-iii-randomized-clinical-trial-participation-in-pediatric-oncology-adolescents-and-parents-perspectives-and-preferences
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Marianne Vie Ingersgaard, Morten Tulstrup, Kjeld Schmiegelow, Hanne Baekgaard Larsen
AIM: To explore parents' and adolescents' motives for accepting/declining participation in the ALL2008 trials and adolescents' involvement in the decision-making process. BACKGROUND: Children and adolescents with acute lymphoblastic leukemia treated on the Nordic Society of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology ALL2008 protocol were eligible for two randomizations testing 6-mercaptopurine treatment intensifications to improve efficacy and Asparaginase de-escalation to reduce toxicity...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734133/physicians-self-reported-practice-behaviour-regarding-fertility-related-discussions-in-paediatric-oncology-in-sweden
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G M Armuand, J Nilsson, K A Rodriguez-Wallberg, J Malmros, J Arvidson, C Lampic, L Wettergren
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate practice behaviours of Swedish physicians with regard to discussing the impact of cancer treatment on fertility with paediatric oncology patients and their parents, and to identify factors associated with such discussions. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey study was conducted targeting all physicians in Sweden working in paediatric oncology care settings. Participants responded to a questionnaire measuring practice behaviour, attitudes, barriers, and confidence in knowledge...
July 22, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723704/trends-and-territorial-inequalities-of-incidence-and-survival-of-childhood-leukaemia-and-their-relations-to-socioeconomic-status-in-hungary-1971-2015
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Zsuzsanna Jakab, Attila Juhasz, Csilla Nagy, Dezso Schuler, Miklos Garami
The Hungarian Childhood Cancer Registry, a population-based national registry of the Hungarian Paediatric Haemato-Oncology Network founded in 1971, monitors the incidence and mortality of childhood cancer. Our aims were to carry out a longitudinal study to investigate the trends and spatial inequalities of incidence and survival of leukaemia, and the association between survival and deprivation in Hungary. All cases of childhood leukaemia and myelodysplasia were analysed (3157 cases, 1971-2015, age: 0-14 years)...
July 18, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712986/the-effectiveness-of-distraction-as-procedural-pain-management-technique-in-paediatric-oncology-patients-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Ibitoye M Bukola, Dawson Paula
CONTEXT: Diagnostic tests and treatment regimens for paediatric cancers involve invasive and painful procedures. Effective management of such pain has been shown to be sub-optimal in many parts of the world, often due to the cost and limited availability of appropriate medications. Current evidence suggests that distraction (a relatively low-cost technique) is a promising intervention for procedural pain management. There is, however, limited evidence demonstrating its effectiveness in paediatric oncology patients...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695646/the-accuracy-of-the-hemocue-wbc-diff-in-assessing-blood-eosinophils-depends-on-the-clinical-setting-and-medical-condition
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Enrico Heffler, Claudia Crimi, Nunzio Crimi
We were very interested to read the paper by Karawajczyk et al on counting white blood cells using a portable, point-of-care device, the HemoCue WBC DIFF (HemoCue AB, Ängelholm, Sweden) (1). The authors concluded that this device was useful and reliable for assessing leucocyte and neutrophil counts, but not eosinophils and monocytes. The study was conducted in a population of children admitted to a paediatric emergency department and a paediatric oncology unit, without any further selection and therefore with a very low probability of eosinophilic diseases...
July 11, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689671/detection-of-toxigenic-clostridium-difficile-in-paediatric-patients
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Iker Falces-Romero, Paloma Troyano-Hernáez, Silvia García-Bujalance, Fernando Baquero-Artigao, María José Mellado-Peña, Julio García-Rodríguez
INTRODUCTION: Our main objective was a revision of clinical, microbiological and epidemiological results of Clostridium difficile-associated infection in paediatric patients (2010-2015). We compared the diagnoses performed by detection of toxins in feces and those performed by real-time PCR. METHODS: This retrospective study included 82 paediatric patients. Detection of toxigenic C. difficile was performed sequentially, in diarrheal feces and under clinical request...
July 6, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677575/from-class-waivers-to-precision-medicine-in-paediatric-oncology
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REVIEW
Andrew D J Pearson, Stefan M Pfister, Andre Baruchel, Jean-Pierre Bourquin, Michela Casanova, Louis Chesler, François Doz, Angelika Eggert, Birgit Geoerger, David T W Jones, Pamela R Kearns, Jan J Molenaar, Bruce Morland, Gudrun Schleiermacher, Johannes H Schulte, Josef Vormoor, Lynley V Marshall, C Michel Zwaan, Gilles Vassal
New drugs are crucially needed for children with cancer. The European Paediatric Regulation facilitates paediatric class waivers for drugs developed for diseases only occurring in adults. In this Review, we retrospectively searched oncology drugs that were class waivered between June, 2012, and June, 2015. 147 oncology class waivers were confirmed for 89 drugs. Mechanisms of action were then assessed as potential paediatric therapeutic targets by both a literature search and an expert review. 48 (54%) of the 89 class-waivered drugs had a mechanisms of action warranting paediatric development...
July 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665797/surveillance-of-bacterial-colonisation-on-contact-surfaces-in-different-medical-wards
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Karmen Godič Torkar, Sanja Ivić
This study was conducted to determine the bacterial colonization of some bacterial groups, including extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBLs) producers and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), on surfaces of the equipment and instruments in patient rooms and other workspaces in three different medical wards. The number of microorganisms on swabs was determined with the colony count method on selective microbiological mediums. The aerobic mesophylic microorganisms were found in 73.5 % out of 102 samples, with the average and maximum values of 2...
June 27, 2017: Arhiv za Higijenu Rada i Toksikologiju
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660740/prolonged-first-line-peg-asparaginase-treatment-in-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-the-nopho-all2008-protocol-pharmacokinetics-and-antibody-formation
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Louise Tram Henriksen, Sofie Gottschalk Højfeldt, Kjeld Schmiegelow, Thomas Leth Frandsen, Peder Skov Wehner, Henrik Schrøder, Birgitte Klug Albertsen
BACKGROUND: As pegylated asparaginase is becoming the preferred first-line asparaginase preparation in the chemotherapy regimens of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), there is a need to evaluate this treatment. METHODS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the pharmacokinetics of prolonged upfront biweekly PEG-asparaginase (where PEG is polyethylene glycol) treatment by measuring serum l-asparaginase activity and formation of anti-PEG-asparaginase antibodies...
June 29, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649001/a-european-randomised-controlled-trial-of-the-addition-of-etoposide-to-standard-vincristine-and-carboplatin-induction-as-part-of-an-18-month-treatment-programme-for-childhood-%C3%A2-16%C3%A2-years-low-grade-glioma%C3%A2-a-final-report
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Astrid K Gnekow, David A Walker, Daniela Kandels, Susan Picton, Giorgio Perilongo, Jacques Grill, Tore Stokland, Per Eric Sandstrom, Monika Warmuth-Metz, Torsten Pietsch, Felice Giangaspero, René Schmidt, Andreas Faldum, Denise Kilmartin, Angela De Paoli, Gian Luca De Salvo
BACKGROUND: The use of chemotherapy to manage newly diagnosed low grade glioma (LGG) was first introduced in the 1980s. One randomised trial has studied two- versus four-drug regimens with a duration of 12 months of treatment after resection. METHODS: Within the European comprehensive treatment strategy for childhood LGG, the International Society of Paediatric Oncology-Low Grade Glioma (SIOP LGG) Committee launched a randomised trial involving 118 institutions and 11 countries to investigate the addition of etoposide (100 mg/m(2), days 1, 2 & 3) to a four-course induction of vincristine (1...
August 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611947/thirty-five-years-of-thyroid-cancer-experience-in-a-paediatric-population-incidence-trends-in-lithuania-between-1980-and-2014
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Rima Bėrontienė, Edita Jašinskienė, Rosita Kiudelienė, Gintaras Kuprionis, Jurgita Makštienė, Raminta Macaitytė, Dalia Marčiulionytė, Lina Poškienė, Agnė Šemetaitė, Vygantas Šidlauskas, Raimondas Valickas, Rimantas Žalinkevičius, Rasa Verkauskienė
BACKGROUND: Thyroid cancer (TC) is a rare condition in children. It may be associated with radiation, iodine deficiency or familial inheritance. AIMS: The objectives of this study were to analyse the prevalence and incidence trends over 3 decades and clinical features of TC in the paediatric population in Lithuania. METHODS: We reviewed all TC cases diagnosed in children aged less than 18 years during the period 1980-2014 using medical records from 3 main hospitals in Lithuania where such TC cases are managed...
February 2017: European Thyroid Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608582/spatial-clustering-of-childhood-leukaemia-in-switzerland-a-nationwide-study
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Garyfallos Konstantinoudis, Christian Kreis, Roland A Ammann, Felix Niggli, Claudia E Kuehni, Ben D Spycher
The aetiology of childhood leukaemia remains largely unknown. Several hypotheses involve environmental exposures that could implicate spatial clustering of cases. The evidence from previous clustering studies is inconclusive. Most of them used areal data and thus had limited spatial resolution. We investigated whether childhood leukaemia tends to cluster in space using exact geocodes of place of residence both at the time of birth or diagnosis. We included 1,871 leukaemia cases diagnosed between 1985 and 2015 at age 0-15 years from the Swiss Childhood Cancer Registry...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604107/accelerating-drug-development-for-neuroblastoma-new-drug-development-strategy-an-innovative-therapies-for-children-with-cancer-european-network-for-cancer-research-in-children-and-adolescents-and-international-society-of-paediatric-oncology-europe-neuroblastoma
#17
REVIEW
Lucas Moreno, Hubert Caron, Birgit Geoerger, Angelika Eggert, Gudrun Schleiermacher, Penelope Brock, Dominique Valteau-Couanet, Louis Chesler, Johannes H Schulte, Katleen De Preter, Jan Molenaar, Alexander Schramm, Martin Eilers, Tom Van Maerken, John Inge Johnsen, Michelle Garrett, Sally L George, Deborah A Tweddle, Per Kogner, Frank Berthold, Jan Koster, Giuseppe Barone, Elizabeth R Tucker, Lynley Marshall, Ralf Herold, Jaroslav Sterba, Koen Norga, Gilles Vassal, Andrew Dj Pearson
Neuroblastoma, the commonest paediatric extra-cranial tumour, remains a leading cause of death from cancer in children. There is an urgent need to develop new drugs to improve cure rates and reduce long-term toxicity and to incorporate molecularly targeted therapies into treatment. Many potential drugs are becoming available, but have to be prioritised for clinical trials due to the relatively small numbers of patients. Areas covered: The current drug development model has been slow, associated with significant attrition, and few new drugs have been developed for neuroblastoma...
August 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588177/antibiotic-susceptibility-pattern-of-bacteria-isolated-from-various-specimens-of-patients-with-hematological-malignancy
#18
J Roy, D C Nag
Infection is a life threatening complication in patients with hematological malignancy. So, proper treatment of infection with suitable antibiotic is very important in these patients. The aim of this study was to determine the antibiotic susceptibility of bacteria isolated from various specimens of patients with hematological malignancy, so that, an appropriate regimen of empiric antibiotic treatment can be established for these patients. This observational study was done in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh from March 2012 to August 2012...
April 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588161/multimodality-treatment-outcome-of-hepatoblastoma-in-a-resource-limited-country
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M A Rahman, F Begum, S Karim, A Murtuza, A Islam
Our objective is to review the records of management of hepatoblastoma (HB) at the Paediatric Haematology and Oncology (PHO) department in the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh from January 2004 to December 2012. This is a retrospective study of clinical, radiological and pathological data of hepatoblastoma patients treated at our institution. Thirteen patients were treated for HB between 2004 and 2012. The records of clinical presentations, chemotherapy tolerance and response, surgical procedure undertaken, and complications were analyzed...
April 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586748/haematological-malignancies-following-temozolomide-treatment-for-paediatric-high-grade-glioma
#20
Michael Karremann, Nadja Krämer, Marion Hoffmann, Maria Wiese, Andreas Beilken, Selim Corbacioglu, Dagmar Dilloo, Pablo Hernáiz Driever, Wolfram Scheurlen, Andreas Kulozik, Gerrit H Gielen, André O von Bueren, Matthias Dürken, Christof M Kramm
BACKGROUND: Temozolomide (TMZ) is widely used in high-grade glioma (HGG). There is a major concern of treatment-induced secondary haematological malignancies (SHMs). Due to the poor overall survival of HGG patients, the true incidence is yet elusive. Thus, the aim of this study was to determine the risk of SHMs following TMZ in paediatric HGG. METHODS: We analysed 487 patients from the HIT-HGG database of the German-speaking Society of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology with follow up beyond 1 year...
August 2017: European Journal of Cancer
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