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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528712/timing-of-antimicrobial-prophylaxis-and-infectious-complications-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-appendectomy
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Cristen N Litz, Jessica B Asuncion, Paul D Danielson, Nicole M Chandler
PURPOSE: Antibiotic administration within one hour prior to incision is a common quality metric; however, antibiotics are typically started at the time of diagnosis in pediatric patients with acute appendicitis. The purpose was to determine if antibiotic administration within one hour prior to incision reduces the incidence of surgical site infections (SSI) in pediatric patients with acute appendicitis started on parenteral antibiotics upon diagnosis. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of 478 patients aged 0-18years who underwent appendectomy for acute appendicitis from 7/2013 to 4/2015...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486259/appendicitis-in-a-neutropenic-patient-a-multicentric-retrospective-study
#2
Alberto A Scarpa, Géraldine Hery, Arnaud Petit, Benoit Brethon, Irène Jimenez, Virginie Gandemer, Samuel Abbou, Stéphanie Haouy, Jean Breaud, Marilyne Poiree
To study the management of acute appendicitis in neutropenic patients, we retrospectively reviewed cases of acute appendicitis in neutropenic children treated for cancer. The patients' demographics, medical records, and outcomes were tracked. We compared nonoperative treatment versus emergency or delayed surgery. The cases of 30 patients with a mean age of 8.8 years in 12 French departments of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology between 1995 and 2013 were studied. Most patients (90%) were treated for hematological malignancies...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472969/perforated-acute-appendicitis-with-no-peritonitis-in-a-premature-baby-a-case-report
#3
Fayza Haider, Barrak Ayoub, Mariam Al Kooheji, Mona Al Juffairi, Safa Al-Shaikh
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis in a neonate and premature baby is still considered a rare entity as diagnosis is always made after surgical exploration for acute abdominal findings mimicking necrotizing enterocolitis. Our reported case is a premature baby who had a perforated appendix with no evidence of peritonitis. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the case of a premature Bahraini girl born at 29 weeks of gestation by spontaneous vaginal delivery to a 39-year-old G6P5 mother...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472016/laparoscopic-appendectomy-in-children-with-perforated-appendicitis-a-meta-analysis
#4
Shun Zhang, Tao Du, Xiaohua Jiang, Chun Song
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this meta-analysis was to compare the influence of different surgical procedures on perforated appendicitis in pediatric population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Studies were identified through a computerized literature search of Pubmed, Embase, Ovid, the Cochrane Colorectal Cancer Group Controlled Trials Register, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, the Cochrane Library database, and Web of Science. Two reviewers independently assessed the quality of each study and abstracted outcome data...
May 3, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465653/predictors-of-hospitalization-among-children-on-art-in-ethiopia-a-cohort-study
#5
Abraham Haileamlak, Tesfalem Hagos, Workeabeba Abebe, Loko Abraham, Henok Asefa, Alula M Teklu
BACKGROUND: Substantial progress has been made in the management of pediatric HIV infection in Ethiopia with the implementation of mother-to-child-prevention programs. Since the introduction of HAART in 2005, mortality among HIV-infected children has reduced while the rate of hospitalization was expected to rise. The purpose of this study, therefore, was to assess predictors of hospitalization in children on ART in seven university referral hospitals in Ethiopia. METHODS: A prospective cohort study design was employed on children age 0-18 years as part of a multisite observational study...
February 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424822/rapid-non-contrast-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-post-appendectomy-intra-abdominal-abscess-in-children
#6
Megan H Lee, Eric P Eutsler, Elizabeth F Sheybani, Geetika Khanna
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis, especially if perforated at presentation, is often complicated by postoperative abscess formation. The detection of a postoperative abscess relies primarily on imaging. This has traditionally been done with contrast-enhanced computed tomography. Non-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has the potential to accurately detect intra-abdominal abscesses, especially with the use of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate our single-center experience with a rapid non-contrast MRI protocol evaluating post-appendectomy abscesses in children with persistent postsurgical symptoms...
April 20, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408075/effect-of-hospital-type-on-the-treatment-of-acute-appendicitis-in-teenagers
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Cristen N Litz, David J Ciesla, Paul D Danielson, Nicole M Chandler
BACKGROUND: Teenagers receive appendicitis care at both adult and pediatric facilities. The purpose of this study was to evaluate outcomes following treatment of acute appendicitis in teenagers based on the type of hospital facility. METHODS: Patients aged 13-17years with acute appendicitis who were discharged from acute care hospitals from 2009 to 2014 were identified using a statewide discharge dataset. Hospitals were classified as pediatric or adult and outcomes were compared...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393502/-peripherally-inserted-central-catheters-savings-comfort-many-advantages
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A Y Molina Caballero, M Martínez Merino, A Pérez Martínez, L Ayuso González, S Hernández Martín, J Pisón Chacón
INTRODUCTION: Peripherally inserted central catheters are indicated when an intravenous treatment is expected for more than 6 days or less if phlebotoxic medication is used. We report our recent experience. METHODS: Retrospective study from 2014 to 2015 including patients to whom a catheter was placed either, in the operating room after surgery and before awakening the patient, or in the Pediatric ICU by direct or ultrasound guidance venipuncture. We reviewed patient characteristics, underlying disease, line catheterization procedure, type and duration of venous line, intravenous treatment and complications...
July 10, 2016: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363470/time-driven-activity-based-costing-a-dynamic-value-assessment-model-in-pediatric-appendicitis
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Yangyang R Yu, Paulette I Abbas, Carolyn M Smith, Kathleen E Carberry, Hui Ren, Binita Patel, Jed G Nuchtern, Monica E Lopez
OBJECTIVES: Healthcare reform policies are emphasizing value-based healthcare delivery. We hypothesize that time-driven activity-based costing (TDABC) can be used to appraise healthcare interventions in pediatric appendicitis. METHODS: Triage-based standing delegation orders, surgical advanced practice providers, and a same-day discharge protocol were implemented to target deficiencies identified in our initial TDABC model. Post-intervention process maps for a hospital episode were created using electronic time stamp data for simple appendicitis cases during February to March 2016...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359589/extracorporeal-and-intracorporeal-approaches-of-single-incision-laparoscopic-appendectomy-in-children-is-one-superior-to-another
#10
Yao-Jen Hsu, Paul Chia-Yu Chang, Chin-Hung Wei, Fu-Yu Wei, Yih-Cherng Duh
BACKGROUND: Single-incision laparoscopic surgery has been widely popularized for pediatric appendicitis. Various techniques have been proposed with two main approaches: extracorporeal and intracorporeal. The purpose of this study is to compare the result of different approaches in single-incision laparoscopic appendectomy (SILA) in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: With IRB approval, patients less than 18years of age who underwent SILA were enrolled from July 2012 to December 2015...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346592/medical-treatment-of-pediatric-appendicitis-are-we-there-yet
#11
Monica E Lopez, David E Wesson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346589/comparison-of-antibiotic-therapy-and-appendectomy-for-acute-uncomplicated-appendicitis-in-children-a-meta-analysis
#12
Libin Huang, Yuan Yin, Lie Yang, Cun Wang, Yuan Li, Zongguang Zhou
Importance: Antibiotic therapy for acute uncomplicated appendicitis is effective in adult patients, but its application in pediatric patients remains controversial. Objective: To compare the safety and efficacy of antibiotic treatment vs appendectomy as the primary therapy for acute uncomplicated appendicitis in pediatric patients. Data Sources: The PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register for randomized clinical trials were searched through April 17, 2016...
May 1, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302361/unexpected-findings-after-surgery-for-suspected-appendicitis-rarely-change-treatment-in-pediatric-patients-results-from-a-cohort-study
#13
Ramon R Gorter, Paul van Amstel, Johanna H van der Lee, Patick van der Voorn, Roel Bakx, Hugo A Heij
BACKGROUND: To determine if non-operative treatment is safe in children with acute appendicitis, we evaluated the incidence of unexpected findings after an appendectomy in children, and the influence they have on subsequent treatment. METHODS: A historical cohort study (January 2004-December 2014) was performed including children, aged 0-17 years, who underwent an appendectomy for the suspicion of acute appendicitis. Patients were divided based upon histopathological examination...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283724/radiation-dose-associated-with-ct-guided-drain-placement-for-pediatric-patients
#14
Cody J Schwartz, Ari J Isaacson, Lynn Ansley Fordham, Marija Ivanovic, J Bradford Taylor, Robert G Dixon
BACKGROUND: To date, there are limited radiation dose data on CT-guided procedures in pediatric patients. OBJECTIVE: Our goal was to quantify the radiation dose associated with pediatric CT-guided drain placement and follow-up drain evaluations in order to estimate effective dose. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched the electronic medical record and picture archiving and communication system (PACS) to identify all pediatric (<18 years old) CT-guided drain placements performed between January 2008 and December 2013 at our institution...
March 10, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277414/implementation-of-an-electronic-clinical-decision-support-tool-for-pediatric-appendicitis-within-a-hospital-network
#15
Marissa A Hendrickson, Andrew R Wey, Philippe R Gaillard, Anupam B Kharbanda
OBJECTIVES: Computed tomography (CT) has been widely used in the evaluation of children with suspected appendicitis, but concerns about ionizing radiation have increased interest in ultrasound for these patients. We sought to assess the effectiveness of an appendicitis electronic clinical decision support (E-CDS) system in increasing ultrasound and decreasing CT use in children evaluated in emergency departments (EDs) for suspected appendicitis. METHODS: This was a preintervention and postintervention analysis of an E-CDS implemented into an electronic health record system shared by an academic, tertiary-care children's hospital and a community hospital...
March 9, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259382/regional-variation-in-rates-of-pediatric-perforated-appendicitis
#16
Samir Sarda, Heather L Short, Jason M Hockenberry, Ian McCarthy, Mehul V Raval
BACKGROUND: While trends in perforated appendicitis (PA) rates have been studied, regional variability in pediatric admissions for PA remains unknown. METHODS: A retrospective, cross-sectional analysis of the 2006-2012 Kids' Inpatient Database was conducted to examine variation in PA admission rates by region of the United States and insurance status. PA rates were calculated and reported as per 1000 admissions in accordance with national quality measure specifications...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258881/ultrasound-for-diagnosis-of-appendicitis-in-a-community-hospital-emergency-department-has-a-high-rate-of-nondiagnostic-studies
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Scott M Alter, Brian Walsh, Patrick J Lenehan, Richard D Shih
BACKGROUND: Radiation concerns are changing the way emergency physicians evaluate patients. This is especially prevalent in pediatrics, and exemplified by abdominal pain management. Large academic center-based studies suggest appendix ultrasound (U/S) is sensitive and specific for appendicitis, with low nondiagnostic rates. OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine the diagnostic rate of appendix U/S and incidence of follow-up computed tomography (CT) imaging for pediatric patients at a community hospital...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254405/early-appendectomy-shortens-antibiotic-course-and-hospital-stay-in-children-with-early-perforated-appendicitis
#18
Hsin-Yu Tsai, Hsun-Chin Chao, Wan-Ju Yu
BACKGROUND: The optimal management of perforated appendicitis in the pediatric population has been controversial. This study aimed to compare the therapeutic efficacy between conservative treatment (CS) and early appendectomy (EA) in pediatric perforated appendicitis, and to determine whether surgical intervention is an optimal treatment modality for early perforated appendicitis in children. METHODS: Patients treated between January 2012 and April 2014, aged 0-18 years, with an imaging-based diagnosis of perforated appendicitis were retrospectively reviewed...
February 1, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248766/discordant-rates-of-surgeon-versus-pathologist-visual-diagnosis-of-perforation-with-pediatric-appendicitis
#19
William Bonadio
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223114/imaging-utilization-for-the-diagnosis-of-appendicitis-in-stand-alone-children-s-hospitals%C3%A2-in%C3%A2-the-united-states-trends-and-costs
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Hansel J Otero, Lauren Crowder
OBJECTIVE: To describe the imaging utilization patterns for the diagnosis of appendicitis among children's hospitals in the United States over the last 10 years (2005-2014). METHODS: All patients with a primary discharge diagnosis of appendicitis included in a large administrative database of 45 pediatric institutions in the United States between 2005 and 2014 were selected. Demographics, imaging utilization, and costs were described. RESULTS: In all, 96,786 children with appendicitis (59% boys, 41% girls; mean age: 9...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
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