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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771871/trends-in-antiretroviral-therapy-eligibility-and-coverage-among-children-aged-15-years-with-hiv-infection-20-pepfar-supported-sub-saharan-african-countries-2012-2016
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Amanda Burrage, Monita Patel, Kelsey Mirkovic, Eric Dziuban, Wondimu Teferi, Laura Broyles, Emilia Rivadeneira
Rapid disease progression and associated opportunistic infections contribute to high mortality rates among children aged <15 years with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection (1). Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has decreased childhood HIV-associated morbidity and mortality rates over the past decade (2). As accumulating evidence revealed lower HIV-associated mortality with early ART initiation, the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines broadened ART eligibility for children with HIV infection (2)...
May 18, 2018: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761777/-clinical-manifestations-of-epstein-barr-virus-infection-in-children-and-adolescents
#2
Kristoffer Vogler, Lisbeth Samsø Schmidt
The most commonly known clinical manifestation of primary Epstein-Barr virus infection is infectious mononucleosis. In this review we cover the diagnostics and basic patho-physiology of Epstein-Barr virus infection and present the many clinical manifestations of the virus, including less well-known diseases such as hepatitis, auto-immune haemolytic anaemia, and neurological and immunological diseases. Our aim is to strengthen the clinicians' awareness and understanding of these conditions in order to improve diagnostics and avoid delay of treatment...
May 14, 2018: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757583/what-immunological-defects-predispose-to-non-tuberculosis-mycobacterial-infections
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Esmaeil Mortaz, Milad Moloudizargari, Mohammad Varahram, Mehrnaz Movassaghi, Johan Garssen, Mehdi Kazempour Dizagie, Mehdi Mirsaeidi, Ian M Adcock
Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are categorized as one of the large and diverse groups of environmental organisms which are abundant in water and soil.  NTM cause a variety of diseases in humans that mainly affect the lung. A predisposition to pulmonary NTM is evident in patients with parenchymal structural diseases including bronchiectasis, emphysema, tuberculosis (TB), cystic fibrosis (CF), rheumatologic lung diseases and other chronic diseases with pulmonary manifestations. Lung infections are not the only consequences of being infected by NTM as they can also infect skin and soft tissue and may also cause lymphadenitis (predominantly in young children) and disseminated disease in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients or those with severely compromised immune system...
April 2018: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692984/the-potential-harm-of-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-immunocompetent-critically-ill-children
#4
Raidan Alyazidi, Srinivas Murthy, Jennifer A Slyker, Soren Gantt
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a ubiquitous infection that causes disease in congenitally infected children and immunocompromised patients. Although nearly all CMV infections remain latent and asymptomatic in immunologically normal individuals, numerous studies have found that systemic viral reactivation is common in immunocompetent critically ill adults, as measured by detection of CMV in the blood (viremia). Furthermore, CMV viremia is strongly correlated with adverse outcomes in the adult intensive care unit (ICU), including prolonged stay, duration of mechanical ventilation, and death...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665312/interleukin-13-associates-with-life-threatening-rhinovirus-infections-in-infants-and-young-children
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Mauricio T Caballero, Diego R Hijano, Patricio L Acosta, Cecilia G Mateu, Débora N Marcone, Jodell E Linder, Laura B Talarico, John M Elder, Marcela Echavarria, Eva Kathryn Miller, Fernando P Polack
OBJECTIVE: Delineate risk factors associated with severe hypoxemia (O2 sat ≤87%) in infants and children younger than 2 years hospitalized with single pathogen HRV infection. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study in a yearly catchment population of 56 560 children <2 years old between 2011 and 2013 in Argentina. All children with respiratory signs and O2 sat <93% on admission were included. HRV infections were identified by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction...
April 17, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620631/pediatric-hyperimmunoglobulin-e-syndrome-a-case-series-of-4-children-in-china
#6
Huifeng Fan, Li Huang, Diyuan Yang, Yunting Lin, Gen Lu, Yaping Xie, Jialu Yu, Dongwei Zhang
Hyperimmunoglobulin E syndromes (HIES) are rare primary immunodeficiency diseases characterized by markedly elevated serum immunoglobulin (Ig) E, recurrent pneumonia, and chronic eczema. To date, information about pediatric HIES is limited. We aimed to evaluate the spectrum of clinical and immunological features in pediatric patients with HIES in China.We retrospectively reviewed the cases of 4 pediatric patients with HIES followed at the Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center from May 2013 to September 2017...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610415/psychiatric-and-medical-conditions-in-transition-aged-individuals-with-asd
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Meghan N Davignon, Yinge Qian, Maria Massolo, Lisa A Croen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have a variety of medical and psychiatric conditions and an increased use of health care services. There is limited information about the prevalence of psychiatric and medical conditions in adolescents and young adults with ASD. Our objective was to describe the frequency of medical and psychiatric conditions in a large population of diverse, insured transition-aged individuals with ASD. METHODS: Participants included Kaiser Permanente Northern California members who were enrolled from 2013 to 2015 and who were 14 to 25 years old...
April 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610179/inherited-immunodeficiency-a-new-association-with-early-onset-childhood-panniculitis
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Brigitte Bader-Meunier, Frédéric Rieux-Laucat, Fabien Touzot, Marie-Louise Frémond, Isabelle André-Schmutz, Sylvie Fraitag, Christine Bodemer
We report on 4 children who presented with aseptic panniculitis associated with inherited immunodeficiency. Three patients had a B-cell immunodeficiency resulting from mutations in the TRNT1 and NF-κb2 genes (no mutation was found in the third patient), and 1 had a T-cell deficiency (mutation in the LCK gene). Panniculitis occurred before the age of 2 years in the 4 patients and preceded the onset of recurrent infections because of immunodeficiency in 2. It presented either as nodules, which resolved spontaneously within 1 to 2 weeks (3 patients), or chronic ulcerative lesions (1 patient) associated with unexplained fever and elevated acute phase reactants, without evidence of infection or high-titer autoantibodies...
April 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601325/group-a-streptococcus-infections-in-children-from-virulence-to-clinical-management
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Anne Botteaux, Isolda Budnik, Pierre R Smeesters
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recent findings have open new perspectives on group A Streptococcus (GAS) virulence understanding with special focus on the carrier stage and new hopes for an efficient vaccine against this important pathogen. RECENT FINDINGS: Understanding of carriage state, transmission and role of virulence factors in invasive infections have been recently active research fields questioning the link between carriage and infections and highlighting the potential to prevent invasive diseases...
March 29, 2018: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599088/a-single-vaccination-with-non-replicating-mva-at-birth-induces-both-immediate-and-long-term-protective-immune-responses
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Cédric Cheminay, Jana Körner, Constanze Bernig, Michael Brückel, Markus Feigl, Martin Schletz, Mark Suter, Paul Chaplin, Ariane Volkmann
Newborns are considered difficult to protect against infections shortly after birth, due to their ineffective immune system that shows quantitative and qualitative differences compared to adults. However, here we show that a single vaccination of mice at birth with a replication-deficient live vaccine Modified Vaccinia Ankara [MVA] efficiently induces antigen-specific B- and T-cells that fully protect against a lethal Ectromelia virus challenge. Protection was induced within 2 weeks and using genetically modified mice we show that this protection was mainly T-cell dependent...
April 25, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596110/cardiac-and-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-perinatally-hiv-infected-and-hiv-exposed-uninfected-children
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James D Wilkinson, Paige L Williams, Wendy Yu, Steven D Colan, Armando Mendez, Justin P V Zachariah, Russell B Van Dyke, William T Shearer, Renee E Margossian, Steven E Lipshultz
OBJECTIVES: To compare distributions of serum cardiac and inflammatory biomarkers between perinatally HIV-infected (PHIV) and perinatally HIV-exposed uninfected (PHEU) children, to evaluate their associations with echocardiographic measures, and among PHIV youth, with antiretroviral therapy (ART) and HIV disease severity measures. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of temporally paired serum samples for biomarkers and echocardiograms in a prospective multicenter cohort study of PHIV and PHEU youth...
March 28, 2018: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543807/association-between-gastrointestinal-tract-infections-and-glycated-hemoglobin-in-school-children-of-poor-neighborhoods-in-port-elizabeth-south-africa
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Nan Shwe Nwe Htun, Peter Odermatt, Ivan Müller, Peiling Yap, Peter Steinmann, Christian Schindler, Markus Gerber, Rosa Du Randt, Cheryl Walter, Uwe Pühse, Jürg Utzinger, Nicole Probst-Hensch
BACKGROUND: Low- and middle-income countries are facing a dual disease burden with infectious diseases (e.g., gastrointestinal tract infections) and non-communicable diseases (e.g., diabetes) being common. For instance, chronic parasite infections lead to altered immune regulatory networks, anemia, malnutrition, and diarrhea with an associated shift in the gut microbiome. These can all be pathways of potential relevance for insulin resistance and diabetes. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between common gastrointestinal tract infections and glycemia in children from non-fee paying schools in South Africa...
March 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534408/-chinese-expert-consensus-on-tetanus-immunization
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Tetanus is an acute specific infection caused by obligate anaerobes, which is still a serious public health problem. Tetanus bacterium is an obligate anaerobic bacterium, widely distributed in nature, which can exist in dust, soil, human or animal excrement. The bacteria invade the body primarily through the skin or mucosal wounds, and most commonly in trauma and burn patients, unclean newborns, and unsafe surgical instruments. Exotoxin produced by tetanus bacteria can cause temporary changes in the central nervous system, manifested as systemic skeletal muscle persistence and paroxysmal spasm, severe cases of laryngospasm, asphyxia, lung infections and organ failure, which is a very serious and potentially fatal disease...
March 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534191/immunoproteasome-in-the-plasma-of-paediatric-patients-with-moderate-and-major-burns-and-its-correlation-with-proteasome-and-uchl1-measured-by-spr-imaging-biosensors
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Ewa Matuszczak, Artur Weremijewicz, Marta Komarowska, Anna Sankiewicz, Diana Markowska, Wojciech Debek, Ewa Gorodkiewicz, Robert Milewski, Adam Hermanowicz
THE AIM: to determinate the immunoproteasome concentration in blood plasma of paediatric patients with moderate and major burns, and its correlation with circulating proteasome and UCHL1 with SPRI biosensor. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study population comprised 30 patients with moderate (n=21), and severe burns (n=9), aged 9 months to 14 years. The control group represented 18 healthy, age matched patients, admitted for herniotomy. Exclusion criteria were: admission to the hospital later than 6 hours after burn, cardiovascular or immunological diseases, and severe preexisting infections...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29512854/contribution-of-repeated-infections-in-asthma-persistence-from-preschool-to-school-age-design-and-characteristics-of-the-predicta-cohort
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Paraskevi Xepapadaki, Claus Bachert, Susetta Finotto, Tuomas Jartti, George N Konstantinou, Alexander Kiefer, Marek Kowalski, Anna Lewandowska-Polak, Heikki Lukkarinen, Eirini Roumpedaki, Anna Sobanska, Ina Sintobin, Tytti Vuorinen, Nan Zhang, Theodor Zimmermann, Nikolaos G Papadopoulos
BACKGROUND: The PreDicta cohort was designed to prospectively evaluate wheeze/asthma persistence in preschoolers in association with viral/microbial exposures and immunological responses. We present the cohort design and demographic/disease characteristics and evaluate unsupervised and predefined phenotypic subgroups at inclusion. METHODS: PreDicta is a 2-year prospective study conducted in five European regions, including children 4-6 years with a diagnosis of asthma as cases and healthy age-matched controls...
March 7, 2018: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411775/respiratory-syncytial-virus-activates-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-to-suppress-interferon-regulatory-factor-1-dependent-interferon-lambda-and-antiviral-defense-in-airway-epithelium
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A Kalinowski, B T Galen, I F Ueki, Y Sun, A Mulenos, A Osafo-Addo, B Clark, J Joerns, W Liu, J A Nadel, C S Dela Cruz, J L Koff
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) persists as a significant human pathogen that continues to contribute to morbidity and mortality. In children, RSV is the leading cause of lower respiratory tract infections, and in adults RSV causes pneumonia and contributes to exacerbations of chronic lung diseases. RSV induces airway epithelial inflammation by activation of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), a tyrosine kinase receptor. Recently, EGFR inhibition was shown to decrease RSV infection, but the mechanism(s) for this effect are not known...
February 7, 2018: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29384110/systematic-investigation-for-underlying-causes-of-recurrent-infections-in-children-surveillance-of-primary-immunodeficiency
#17
S Yousefzadegan, M Tavakol, H Abolhassani, A Nadjafi, S Mansouri, R Yazdani, G Azizi, B Negahdari, N Rezaei, A Aghamohammadi
Recurrent infections seem to be a common complaint in children who are referred to general practitioners and pediatricians offices. Detection of primary immunodeficiencies (PID) etiology is very important for achieving appropriate diagnosis and treatment of these patients. The absence of appropriate treatment could lead to subsequent complications, in a hospital inpatient and/or outpatient settings. This study was performed in a group of children with recurrent infections to identify patients with underlying PID...
March 2018: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29378711/population-pharmacokinetics-of-cefotaxime-and-dosage-recommendations-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Elsa Maksoud, Berengere Koehl, Aude Facchin, Phuong Ha, Wei Zhao, Florentia Kaguelidou, Malika Benkerrou, Patricia Mariani, Albert Faye, Mathie Lorrot, Evelyne Jacqz-Aigrain
The pharmacokinetic profile of most drugs is dependent on the patient's covariates and may be influenced by the disease. Cefotaxime is frequently prescribed in pediatric patients with sickle cell disease (SCD), characterized by vaso-occlusive complications, chronic hemolytic anemia, and a defective immunological function predisposing the individual to severe infection. Data on the impact of the disease on the disposition of cefotaxime are missing. In the present study, our aims were to determine cefotaxime pharmacokinetics when prescribed to children with SCD for suspected or proven bacterial infection, identify significant covariates, and perform Monte Carlo simulations to optimize the drug dosage...
April 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29376218/early-versus-late-ureteric-stent-removal-after-kidney-transplantation
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Emily R Thompson, Sarah A Hosgood, Michael L Nicholson, Colin H Wilson
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice for patients with end-stage kidney disease. In a previous review we concluded that the routine use of ureteric stents in kidney transplantation reduces the incidence of major urological complications (MUC). Unfortunately, this reduction appears to lead to a concomitant rise in urinary tract infections (UTI). For kidney recipients UTI is now the commonest post-transplant complication. This represents a considerable risk to the immunosuppressed transplant recipient, particularly in the era of increased immunologically challenging transplants...
January 29, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351392/young-mice-expel-the-tapeworm-hymenolepis-diminuta-and-are-protected-from-colitis-by-triggering-a-memory-response-with-worm-antigen
#20
Toshio Arai, Fernando Lopes, Adam Shute, Arthur Wang, Derek M McKay
Infection with helminth parasites reduces the severity of concomitant inflammatory disease in adult mice. There is an alarming increase of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in children. It is important to determine whether helminth therapy would be of value in pediatric IBD and whether triggering immunological memory to the worm would be anticolitic. Three-week-old (young) and eight-week-old (adult) Balb/c mice were infected with H. diminuta, and infectivity and T helper 2 (Th2) immunity were assessed. Other mice received H...
April 1, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
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