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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344778/the-relationship-between-vancomycin-trough-concentrations-and-auc-mic-ratios-in-pediatric-patients-a-qualitative-systematic-review
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Stacey Tkachuk, Kyle Collins, Mary H H Ensom
BACKGROUND: In adults, the area under the concentration-time curve (AUC) divided by the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) is associated with better clinical and bacteriological response to vancomycin in patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus who achieve target AUC/MIC ≥ 400. This target is often extrapolated to pediatric patients despite the lack of similar evidence. The impracticalities of calculating the AUC in practice means vancomycin trough concentrations are used to predict the AUC/MIC...
January 17, 2018: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343527/visual-outcomes-after-chemotherapy-for-optic-pathway-glioma-in-children-with-and-without-neurofibromatosis-type-1-results-of-the-international-society-of-paediatric-oncology-siop-low-grade-glioma-2004-trial-uk-cohort
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Kevin Falzon, Evangelos Drimtzias, Susan Picton, Ian Simmons
AIMS: To report visual acuity (VA) outcomes following chemotherapy for optic pathway glioma (OPG) in children with or without neurofibromatosis type-1 (NF1) and to analyse associated risk factors. METHODS: A prospective, multicentre, cohort study involving 155 children treated between September 2004 and December 2012. Initial and final VA was used for per-eye and per-subject analysis. Correlation tests were performed to determine whether initial VA predicted final VA...
January 17, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340109/development-of-a-targeted-sequencing-approach-to-identify-prognostic-predictive-and-diagnostic-markers-in-paediatric-solid-tumours
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Elisa Izquierdo, Lina Yuan, Sally George, Michael Hubank, Chris Jones, Paula Proszek, Janet Shipley, Susanne A Gatz, Caedyn Stinson, Andrew S Moore, Steven C Clifford, Debbie Hicks, Janet C Lindsey, Rebecca M Hill, Thomas S Jacques, Jane Chalker, Khin Thway, Simon O'Connor, Lynley Marshall, Lucas Moreno, Andrew Pearson, Louis Chesler, Brian A Walker, David Gonzalez De Castro
The implementation of personalised medicine in childhood cancers has been limited by a lack of clinically validated multi-target sequencing approaches specific for paediatric solid tumours. In order to support innovative clinical trials in high-risk patients with unmet need, we have developed a clinically relevant targeted sequencing panel spanning 311 kb and comprising 78 genes involved in childhood cancers. A total of 132 samples were used for the validation of the panel, including Horizon Discovery cell blends (n=4), cell lines (n=15), formalin-fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE, n=83) and fresh frozen tissue (FF, n=30) patient samples...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334194/enrollment-in-early-phase-clinical-trials-in-pediatric-oncology-the-experience-at-institut-curie
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Aurore Surun, Marie-Églantine Dujaric, Isabelle Aerts, Daniel Orbach, Irène Jiménez, Hélène Pacquement, Gudrun Schleiermacher, Franck Bourdeaut, Jean Michon, Jean-Claude K Dupont, François Doz
BACKGROUND: The European Paediatric Regulation was introduced in 2007 to facilitate access to new medicines for children. Our study explored accessibility of early-phase trials in pediatric oncology, in line with the European Paediatric Regulation, to identify the reasons for not inviting patients to participate, parents' refusal, or inclusion failure. PROCEDURE: We conducted a retrospective chart review at Institut Curie, Paris, for all pediatric patients whose cancer progressed despite known effective treatments between July 2010 and December 2013...
January 15, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333497/work-efficiency-improvement-of-90-after-implementation-of-an-annual-inpatient-blood-products-administration-consent-form
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Holly Lindsay, Saleh Bhar, Challice Bonifant, Sarah Sartain, Sarah B Whittle, Youngna Lee-Kim, Mona D Shah
Paediatric haematology, oncology and bone marrow transplant (BMT) patients frequently require transfusion of blood products. Our institution required a new transfusion consent be obtained every admission. The objectives of this project were to: revise inpatient blood products consent form to be valid for 1 year, decrease provider time spent consenting from 15 to <5 min per admission, and improve provider frustration with the consent process. Over 6 months, we determined the average number of hospitalisations requiring transfusions in a random sampling of haematology/oncology/BMT inpatients...
2018: BMJ Open Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333484/approaching-the-third-decade-of-paediatric-palliative-oncology-investigation-historical-progress-and-future-directions
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Abby R Rosenberg, Joanne Wolfe
Paediatric palliative care (PPC) endeavours to alleviate the suffering and improve the quality of life of children with serious illnesses and their families. In the past two decades since WHO defined PPC and called for its inclusion in paediatric oncology care, rigorous investigation has provided important insights. For example, the first decade of research focused on end-of-life experiences of the child and the family, underscoring the high prevalence of symptom burden, the barriers to parent-provider concordance with regards to prognosis, as well as the need for bereavement supports...
September 2017: Lancet Child & Adolescent Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331011/transfusion-related-acute-lung-injury-in-a-paediatric-intensive-care-unit-of-pakistan
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Muhammad Tariq Jamil, Zehra Dhanani, Qalab Abbas, Humaira Jurair, Farheen Karim Mahar, Anwarul Haque
Background: Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI) is a major cause of transfusionrelated morbidity and mortality in the intensive care unit setting. There is a paucity of such data from Pakistan. The purpose of this study is to assess the incidence and outcome of TRALI in critically ill children admitted in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) of Pakistan. Methods: This is a retrospective cohort study of all critically ill or injured children who developed TRALI or "possible" TRALI after blood transfusion based on Canadian Conference Consensus criteria in a closed multidisciplinary-cardiothoracic PICU from January 2012 to June 2016...
October 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321667/the-management-of-retinoblastoma
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Ido D Fabian, Zerrin Onadim, Esin Karaa, Catriona Duncan, Tanzina Chowdhury, Irene Scheimberg, Shin-Ichi Ohnuma, M Ashwin Reddy, Mandeep S Sagoo
Retinoblastoma (Rb) is the most common primary intraocular malignancy of childhood, but an uncommon paediatric cancer, with a constant incidence worldwide of 1:15,000-1:20,000 live births. Despite its rarity, Rb has served as a cornerstone in the field of oncology in many of the aspects that comprise cancer management, including classification schemes, treatment modalities, genetic testing and screening. Until just over half a century ago, the major treatment for Rb was eye removal, and prognosis was poor with outcome fatal for most children...
January 11, 2018: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313207/survey-on-paediatric-tumour-boards-in-europe-current-situation-and-results-from-the-expo-r-net-project
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A Juan Ribelles, P Berlanga, G Schreier, M Nitzlnader, B Brunmair, V Castel, S Essiaf, A Cañete, R Ladenstein
BACKGROUND: Under the ExPO-r-NeT project (European Expert Paediatric Oncology Reference Network for Diagnostics and Treatment), we aimed to identify paediatric oncology tumour boards in Europe to investigate the kind of technologies and logistics that are in place in different countries and to explore current differences between regions. METHODS: A 20-question survey regarding several features of tumor boards was designed. Data collected included infrastructure, organization, and clinical decision-making information from the centres...
January 8, 2018: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309814/the-detection-of-rotavirus-in-paediatric-oncology-patients-with-diarrhoea-the-impact-of-rotavirus-vaccine
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T Akhtar, J Cargill, C Gerrard, F Shaw, N A Cunliffe, R P D Cooke, B Pizer
We reviewed seven year's data to examine stool testing for rotavirus in patents treated on a regional Paediatric Oncology Unit before and after the introduction of UK-wide rotavirus immunisation in July 2013. The prevalence of rotavirus positivity has diminished since the introduction of rotavirus immunisation, with 21 of 416 positive samples between 2010 and 2012, but only one positive test out of 122 samples in 2015 and 2016. Based on these results, we suggest there is very little utility for routine rotavirus testing in children and young people with cancer presenting with diarrhoea...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290192/demographics-and-outome-in-paediatric-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-single-centre-experience-at-the-children-hospital-lahore-pakistan
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Mahwish Faizan, Saadia Anwar, Safia Khan
OBJECTIVE: To describe the patient demographics and outcome analysis in paediatric non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) patients. STUDY DESIGN: An observational study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: The Hematology/Oncology Unit of The Children's Hospital and Institute of Child Health, Lahore, from January 2012 till December 2014. METHODOLOGY: Demographics including age, gender, histopathology, stage and outcome data, in biopsy proven NHL patients were analyzed...
January 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286579/systematic-review-of-pharmacogenomics-and-adverse-drug-reactions-in-paediatric-oncology-patients
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REVIEW
Rachel Conyers, Subalatha Devaraja, David Elliott
Many paediatric patients with cancer experience significant chemotherapy side effects. Predisposition to drug reactions is governed by single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). We performed a systematic review of the literature from 2006 through 2016. Outcomes of interest included patient characteristics, cancer type drug of interest, genes investigated, toxicity identified and genetic polymorphisms implicated. The primary toxicities studied were neurotoxicity cardiotoxicity, osteonecrosis, and thromboembolism and hypersensitivity reactions...
December 29, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230958/treatment-related-mortality-in-relapsed-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Trausti Oskarsson, Stefan Söderhäll, Johan Arvidson, Erik Forestier, Thomas Leth Frandsen, Marit Hellebostad, Päivi Lähteenmäki, Ólafur G Jónsson, Ida Hed Myrberg, Mats Heyman
BACKGROUND: Treatment of relapsed childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is particularly challenging due to the high treatment intensity needed to induce and sustain a second remission. To improve results, it is important to understand how treatment-related toxicity impacts survival. PROCEDURE: In this retrospective population-based study, we described the causes of death and estimated the risk for treatment-related mortality in patients with first relapse of childhood ALL in the Nordic Society of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology ALL-92 and ALL-2000 trials...
December 12, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229211/the-use-of-rapid-onset-fentanyl-in-children-and-young-people-for-breakthrough-cancer-pain
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Lucy Coombes, Kimberley Burke, Anna-Karenia Anderson
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: No published studies have looked at the dosing and use of rapid onset fentanyl preparations in children. The primary aim of this study was to assess whether there is a correlation between effective dose of rapid onset fentanyl and background oral morphine equivalent analgesia in children less than 18 years old. Secondary objectives included establishing whether there is a correlation between effective dose of rapid onset fentanyl and age and weight. Reported side effects were also reviewed...
October 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228962/decision-making-on-therapeutic-futility-in-mexican-adolescents-with-cancer-a-qualitative-study
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Carlo Egysto Cicero-Oneto, Edith Valdez-Martinez, Miguel Bedolla
BACKGROUND: The world literature shows that empirical research regarding the process of decision-making when cancer in adolescents is no longer curable has been conducted in High-income, English speaking countries. The objective of the current study was to explore in-depth and to explain the decision-making process from the perspective of Mexican oncologists, parents, and affected adolescents and to identify the ethical principles that guide such decision-making. METHODS: Purposive, qualitative design based on individual, fact-to-face, semi-structured, in-depth interviews...
December 11, 2017: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208883/tumor-lysis-syndrome-and-hyperleukocytosis-in-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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R Tasmeen, A Islam, S T Alam, M Begum
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common (77%) childhood leukemia and also the most common neoplastic disease in children. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia initially present with hyperleukocytosis (WBC count more than 50,000/mm³) in twenty percent cases. These children are particularly at risk of development of tumor lysis syndrome (TLS). Tumor lysis syndrome is a metabolic disorder consists of hyperuricaemia, hyperkalemia, hyperphosphataemia, hypocalcaemia with or without renal insufficiency. It is the most common disease related emergency encountered by physicians caring for cancer of children and adult...
October 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207962/a-partially-supervised-physical-activity-program-for-adult-and-adolescent-survivors-of-childhood-cancer-surfit-study-design-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-nct02730767
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Corina S Rueegg, Susi Kriemler, Simeon J Zuercher, Christina Schindera, Andrea Renner, Helge Hebestreit, Christian Meier, Prisca Eser, Nicolas X von der Weid
BACKGROUND: Beyond survival of nowadays >80%, modern childhood cancer treatment strives to preserve long-term health and quality of life. However, the majority of today's survivors suffer from short- and long-term adverse effects such as cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, obesity, osteoporosis, fatigue, depression, and reduced physical fitness and quality of life. Regular exercise can play a major role to mitigate or prevent such late-effects. Despite this, there are no data on the effects of regular exercise in childhood cancer survivors from randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
December 5, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207005/global-health-journal-club-is-honey-effective-as-a-treatment-for-chemotherapy-induced-mucositis-in-paediatric-oncology-patients
#18
Amanda Friend, Fidel Rubagumya, Peter Cartledge
Oral mucositis (OM) is an inflammatory response of mucosal epithelium to the cytotoxic effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy causing severe oral pain and ulceration, which may complicate the management of cancer. The Mucositis Prevention Guideline Development Group has developed an international guideline for the prevention of mucositis in children receiving treatment for cancer or undergoing haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Evidence-based preventative strategies include cryotherapy, low-level light therapy and keratinocyte growth factor...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205995/volume-and-health-outcomes-evidence-from-systematic-reviews-and-from-evaluation-of-italian-hospital-data
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Laura Amato, Danilo Fusco, Anna Acampora, Katia Bontempi, Alessandro Cesare Rosa, Paola Colais, Fabio Cruciani, Mariangela D'Ovidio, Francesca Mataloni, Silvia Minozzi, Zuzana Mitrova, Luigi Pinnarelli, Rosella Saulle, Salvatore Soldati, Chiara Sorge, Simona Vecchi, Martina Ventura, Marina Davoli
BACKGROUND Improving quality and effectiveness of healthcare is one of the priorities of health policies. Hospital or physician volume represents a measurable variable with an impact on effectiveness of healthcare. An Italian law calls for the definition of «qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care». There is a need for an evaluation of the available scientific evidence in order to identify qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care, including the volume of care above or below which the public and private hospitals may be accredited (or not) to provide specific healthcare interventions...
September 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204823/balancing-antibacterial-efficacy-and-reduction-in-renal-function-to-optimise-initial-gentamicin-dosing-in-paediatric-oncology-patients
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Carolina Consuelo Llanos-Paez, Christine Staatz, Stefanie Hennig
This study aimed to determine the optimal starting dose of gentamicin in paediatric oncology patients. A population pharmacokinetic model describing drug exposure, a semi-mechanistic model describing bacterial killing and an Emax model describing renal cortex accumulation were linked in a utility function using NONMEM®. The optimal gentamicin starting dose was estimated in patients aged from 0.1 to 18.2 years, by balancing the probability of efficacy on day 1 against relative renal function reduction on day 7 with continued dosing...
December 4, 2017: AAPS Journal
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