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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105581/point-of-care-ultrasound-identification-of-pneumatosis-intestinalis-in-pediatric-abdominal-pain-a-case-report
#1
Vigil James, Aswin Warier, Khai Pin Lee, Gene Yong-Kwang Ong
We describe a case report of an infant with intussusception who presented to a pediatric emergency department with diarrhea and increased irritability. Pneumatosis intestinalis (intra-mural air) detected on point-of-care ultrasonography (but not apparent on plain abdominal radiographs) alerted the emergency physicians towards the severity of disease process.
December 2017: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103732/evaluation-of-antivenom-therapy-for-vipera-palaestinae-bites-in-children-experience-of-two-large-tertiary-care-pediatric-hospitals
#2
Dikla Pivko-Levy, Itamar Munchnak, Ayelet Rimon, Uri Balla, Dennis Scolnik, Christopher Hoyte, Yair Voliovitch, Miguel Glatstein
BACKGROUND: Antivenom has been successfully used to treat systemic and progressive, local manifestations of envenomation inflicted by Vipera (V.) palaestinae, the most common venomous snake in Israel. The objective of this study was to evaluate the fixed dose V. palaestinae monovalent (equine) immunoglobulin G antivenom used in two pediatric emergency departments. In particular, we wanted to assess the need for repeated antivenom administration and the rate of adverse antivenom effects in children...
January 20, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073942/emergency-department-visits-related-to-functional-abdominal-pain-in-the-pediatric-age-group
#3
Chaitanya Pant, Abhishek Deshpande, Thomas J Sferra, Mojtaba Olyaee
To analyze visits to and admissions from the emergency department (ED) in children with a primary diagnosis of functional abdominal pain (FAP). This was a cross-sectional study using data from the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (HCUP-NEDS 2008-2012). FAP-related ED visits were identified using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes. The most frequent secondary diagnoses associated with FAP-related ED visits were also extracted. In 2012, a total of 796,665 children presented to the ED with a primary diagnosis of FAP...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057478/developments-in-ambulatory-surgery-in-orthopedics-in-france-in-2016
#4
REVIEW
C Hulet, G Rochcongar, C Court
Under the new categorization introduced by the Health Authorities, ambulatory surgery (AS) in France now accounts for 50% of procedures, taking all surgical specialties together. The replacement of full hospital admission by AS is now well established and recognized. Health-care centers have learned, in coordination with the medico-surgical and paramedical teams, how to set up AS units and the corresponding clinical pathways. There is no single model handed down from above. The authorities have encouraged these developments, partly by regulations but also by means of financial incentives...
November 15, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044991/age-specific-frequencies-and-characteristics-of-ovarian-cysts-in-children-and-adolescents
#5
Hamdi Cihan Emeksiz, Okşan Derinöz, Esra Betül Akkoyun, Faruk Güçlü Pınalı, Aysun Bideci
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to document ovarian cyst frequency and characteristics, as well as distribution of these parameters with respect to age in children and adolescents. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the medical records of 1009 girls between the ages of 5-18 years who presented to pediatric emergency department with pelvic pain and therefore underwent pelvic ultrasound examination between June 2011 and May 2014. RESULTS: In total, 132 of 1009 girls (13...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039951/association-of-hospital-resources-and-imaging-choice-for-appendicitis-in-pediatric-emergency-departments
#6
Katherine Fullerton, Holly Depinet, Sujit Iyer, Matt Hall, Sandra Herr, Inge Morton, Timothy Lee, Marlene Melzer-Lange
OBJECTIVE: Abdominal pain and concern for appendicitis are common chief complaints in patients presenting to the pediatric emergency department (PED)(1) . Although many professional organizations recommend decreasing use of CT and choosing ultrasound as first line imaging for pediatric appendicitis, significant variability persists in imaging utilization(2,3,4) . This study investigated practice variation across children's hospitals in the diagnostic imaging evaluation of appendicitis and determined hospital-level characteristics associated with the likelihood of ultrasound as the first imaging modality...
December 31, 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030517/pain-assessment-in-children-younger-than-8-years-in-out-of-hospital-emergency-medicine-reliability-and-validity-of-evendol-score
#7
Alexandra Beltramini, Michel Galinski, Jean Louis Chabernaud, Ramon Ruiz Almenar, Michael Tsapis, Nathalie Sybille Goddet, Katia Kessous, Bruno Falissard, Elisabeth Fournier-Charrière
OBJECTIVE: Pain in children is underestimated and undertreated in out-of-hospital emergency medicine. In this setting, caregivers need a reliable pain scale, but none has been validated. A single observational pain scale for all children younger than 8 years, EVENDOL, has been validated in emergency pediatric units. We study the feasibility of EVENDOL score in an out-of-hospital emergency setting. METHODS: This prospective multicenter study included all conscious children younger than 8 years transported by a mobile intensive care unit between October 2008 and May 2010...
December 28, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012511/the-use-of-the-flacc-pain-scale-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-adenotonsillectomy
#8
Andrew J Redmann, Yu Wang, James Furstein, Charles M Myer, Alessandro de Alarcón
OBJECTIVES: 1) Determine the usage rate of opioid pain medication after adenotonsillectomy (T&A). 2) Review the use of the Face, Legs, Activity, Cry, Consolability (FLACC) pain scale for T&A patients 3) Determine the rate of postoperative physician contacts for pain related complaints. METHODS: A retrospective case series review was performed on 125 pediatric patients undergoing T&A and subsequent 23-hour postoperative observation at an academic tertiary care center from June-August of 2015...
January 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009822/pain-neuroscience-education-state-of-the-art-and-application-in-pediatrics
#9
REVIEW
Hannah Robins, Victoria Perron, Lauren C Heathcote, Laura E Simons
Chronic pain is a widespread problem in the field of pediatrics. Many interventions to ameliorate pain-related dysfunction have a biobehavioral focus. As treatments for chronic pain (e.g., increased movement) often stand in stark contrast to treatments for an acute injury (e.g., rest), providing a solid rationale for treatment is necessary to gain patient and parent buy-in. Most pain treatment interventions incorporate psychoeducation, or pain neuroscience education (PNE), as an essential component, and in some cases, as a stand-alone approach...
December 21, 2016: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009630/sex-differences-in-the-efficacy-of-psychological-therapies-for-the-management-of-chronic-and-recurrent-pain-in-children-and-adolescents-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#10
Katelynn E Boerner, Christopher Eccleston, Christine T Chambers, Edmund Keogh
Sex differences in chronic pain are reported to emerge during adolescence, although it is unclear if this includes responses to treatment. We conducted a meta-analysis to examine whether sex differences were present on outcome variables at pre-treatment, and whether the efficacy of psychological therapies for pediatric chronic pain differs between boys and girls at post-treatment and follow-up time points. Searches were conducted, extending two existing Cochrane reviews of randomized-controlled trials examining the efficacy of psychological therapies for chronic and recurrent pain in children and adolescents...
December 15, 2016: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002357/pediatric-sacroiliitis-clinical-and-microbiologic-differences-between-infants-and-children-adolescents
#11
Ambra Donzelli, Eleftheria Samara, Vassiliki Spyropoulou, Céline Juchler, Dimitri Ceroni
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to improve knowledge of pediatric pyogenic sacroiliitis (PSI) in the pediatric population based on a consecutive case series. METHOD: We conducted a single-center cross-sectional study on 16 patients admitted to the emergency department of our Hospital between January 1990 and December 2015 with a confirmed diagnosis of PSI. The patients were divided into 2 groups by age: infants (6 months - 4 years) and children-adolescents (4-16 years)...
December 19, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999228/barriers-to-the-development-of-pediatric-palliative-care-in-italy
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Franca Benini, Marcello Orzalesi, Anna de Santi, Sabrina Congedi, Pierina Lazzarin, Federico Pellegatta, Lucia De Zen, Marco Spizzichino, Enrico Alleva
INTRODUCTION: In recent years the emergence of new types of patient, clinical situations, technological frontiers and "health" objectives have changed considerably the needs of ill children, this also concerns pediatric palliative care (PPC). In Italy, despite the introduction of legislation (Law 38/2010) stipulating the right of children and families to access appropriate services for pain control and pediatric palliative care, the availability of these services is still limited. AIM: The aim of this study is to highlight, through a review of the existing data and published literature, the critical issues that obstacle the planning and development of PPC services in Italy...
October 2016: Annali Dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992745/ultrasonographic-assessment-of-testicular-viability-using-heterogeneity-levels-in-torsed-testicles
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Patrick Samson, Christopher Hartman, Ricardo Palmerola, Zara Rahman, Michael Siev, Lane S Palmer, Sleiman R Ghorayeb
PURPOSE: Gross testicular heterogeneity on ultrasound has been associated with testis loss following testicular torsion in children. We aimed to quantify the extent of temporal heterogeneity associated with testis loss in testicular torsion cases using a noninvasive technique to determine a HI (heterogeneity index) on ultrasound images. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively studied the records of patients who presented with acute scrotal pain to the Pediatric Emergency Department over a 6-year period...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984491/sex-differences-in-the-efficacy-of-psychological-therapies-for-the-management-of-chronic-and-recurrent-pain-in-children-and-adolescents-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#14
Katelynn E Boerner, Christopher Eccleston, Christine T Chambers, Edmund Keogh
Sex differences in chronic pain are reported to emerge during adolescence, although it is unclear if this includes responses to treatment. We conducted a meta-analysis to examine whether sex differences were present on outcome variables at pre-treatment, and whether the efficacy of psychological therapies for pediatric chronic pain differs between boys and girls at post-treatment and follow-up time points. Searches were conducted, extending two existing Cochrane reviews of randomized-controlled trials examining the efficacy of psychological therapies for chronic and recurrent pain in children and adolescents...
December 15, 2016: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977532/reliability-of-the-faces-legs-activity-cry-and-consolability-scale-in-assessing-acute-pain-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department
#15
Adam Kochman, John Howell, Michael Sheridan, Maybelle Kou, Esther Emory Shelton Ryan, Susan Lee, Wendy Zettersten, Lauren Yoder
OBJECTIVES: The Faces, Legs, Activity, Cry, and Consolability (FLACC) scale is one of the most widely utilized observational pain assessment scales in clinical practice. Although designed and validated to assess postoperative pain, the tool is currently applied to assess acute pain in multiple settings, including the emergency department. Scarce literature exists evaluating the reliability of the FLACC scale in the nonsurgical population and none in the emergency department. We sought to investigate the reliability of the FLACC scale in assessing acute pain in the pediatric emergency department and to examine the sensitivity of FLACC scores after the administration of analgesia...
January 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977505/unusual-presentations-of-childhood-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-to-emergency-department
#16
Ayşe Gültekingil Keser, İlker Ertuğrul, Özlem Tekşam, Bahadir Konuşkan, Süheyla Özkutlu, Seza Özen
INTRODUCTION: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystemic autoinflammatory disease that can involve any organ system; therefore, diagnosis can be challenging. Hereby, we present 4 cases that presented to pediatric emergency department with unusual clinical pictures of SLE. CASES: Case 1 presented with inability to walk or talk for the last 1 week as well as intermittent pain and swelling in her joints. Case 2 presented with generalized edema and severe dyspnea...
December 13, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940509/families-priorities-regarding-hospital-to-home-transitions-for-children-with-medical-complexity
#17
JoAnna K Leyenaar, Emily R O'Brien, Laurel K Leslie, Peter K Lindenauer, Rita M Mangione-Smith
BACKGROUND: National health care policy recommends that patients and families be actively involved in discharge planning. Although children with medical complexity (CMC) account for more than half of pediatric readmissions, scalable, family-centered methods to effectively engage families of CMC in discharge planning are lacking. We aimed to systematically examine the scope of preferences, priorities, and goals of parents of CMC regarding planning for hospital-to-home transitions and to ascertain health care providers' perceptions of families' transitional care goals and needs...
January 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939800/changes-in-blood-pressure-and-heart-rate-during-sedation-with-ketamine-in-the-pediatric-ed
#18
Adam C Patterson, Shernaz A Wadia, Douglas J Lorenz, Michelle D Stevenson
BACKGROUND: Ketamine is commonly used in the emergency department for short, painful procedures. We describe changes in blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) during procedural sedation with ketamine, as these changes have not been well described in children. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of a prospective, observational study involving children aged 8 to 18 years who received procedural sedation with ketamine in a pediatric emergency department. Serial vital signs and sedation scores were recorded from baseline until recovery from ketamine procedural sedation...
October 11, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930564/effects-of-intraoperative-dexmedetomidine-with-intravenous-anesthesia-on-postoperative-emergence-agitation-delirium-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-tonsillectomy-with-or-without-adenoidectomy-a-consort-prospective-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
#19
Jun-Li Cao, Yu-Ping Pei, Jing-Qiu Wei, Yue-Ying Zhang
Postoperative emergence agitation/delirium (POED) is a common complication in pediatric surgery patients, which increases the risk of developing postoperative airway obstruction and respiratory depression. This study aims to investigate the safety and efficacy of intraoperative infusion of dexmedetomidine (DEX) and its effects on POED in pediatric patients undergoing tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy.Sixty patients scheduled for tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy, aged 2 to 8 years, were randomly allocated into 2 groups (n = 30)...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902672/essential-content-for-discharge-instructions-in-pediatric-emergency-care-a-delphi-study
#20
Janet A Curran, Andrea Murphy, Emma Burns, Amy Plint, Monica Taljaard, Shannon MacPhee, Eleanor Fitzpatrick, Andrea Bishop, Jill Chorney, Megan Bourque
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify the 5 most essential discharge instruction content elements that should be communicated to all caregivers of children who present to the emergency department (ED) with asthma, vomiting/diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, minor head injury, or bronchiolitis. METHODS: A discharge information content list was developed for each illness presentation following a review of the literature. Using a modified Delphi technique, 6 lists were distributed to a panel of experts from EDs across Canada using a secure online survey tool with the goal of achieving the 5 most essential discharge instruction elements...
November 29, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
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