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Intestinal pseudo-obstruction children

Amber Smith, Mary Beth Feuling, Catherine Larson-Nath, Catherine Karls, Megan Van Hoorn, Cassandra L S Walia, Carly Leon, Elaine Danner, Pam Opichka, Lori Duesing, Alfonso Martinez, Praveen S Goday
BACKGROUND: The primary hypothesis of this article is that a team approach in creating a protocolized laboratory monitoring schedule for home parenteral nutrition (PN) patients improves patient safety by decreasing the occurrence of nutrition deficiencies and is cost-effective. METHODS: In this prospective cohort study of home PN patients, each patient followed an established protocol of laboratory monitoring and weekly review by an interdisciplinary team of dietitians, nurses, and physicians...
October 11, 2016: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
G Di Nardo, C Di Lorenzo, A Lauro, V Stanghellini, N Thapar, T B Karunaratne, U Volta, R De Giorgio
BACKGROUND: Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIPO) represents the most severe form of gastrointestinal dysmotility with debilitating and potentially lethal consequences. Symptoms can be non-specific, and result in this condition being diagnosed incorrectly or too late with consequences for morbidity and even mortality. PURPOSE: The present article aims to provide pediatric and adult gastroenterologists with an up to date review about clinical features, diagnosis and therapeutic options for CIPO...
January 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Lusine Ambartsumyan, Alejandro Flores, Samuel Nurko, Leonel Rodriguez
OBJECTIVES: Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIPO) is a challenging disorder with high morbidity and mortality due to limited effective therapies that improve enteral tolerance. We aimed to present our experience using octreotide in children with CIPO and evaluate factors predicting therapy response. METHODS: The study population included total parenteral nutrition (TPN)-dependent children with CIPO receiving octreotide at a tertiary care center. Octreotide response was defined as an enteral feeding increase of ≥10 cc/kg/day...
October 2016: Paediatric Drugs
Elio Castagnola, Eliana Ruberto, Alfredo Guarino
AIM: To review gastrointestinal and liver infections in children undergoing antineoplastic chemotherapy. To look at gut microflora features in oncology children. METHODS: We selected studies published after year 2000, excluding trials on transplanted pediatric patients. We searched English language publications in MEDLINE using the keywords: "gastrointestinal infection AND antineoplastic chemotherapy AND children", "gastrointestinal infection AND oncology AND children", "liver infection AND antineoplastic chemotherapy AND children", "liver abscess AND chemotherapy AND child", "neutropenic enterocolitis AND chemotherapy AND children", "thyphlitis AND chemotherapy AND children", "infectious diarrhea AND children AND oncology", "abdominal pain AND infection AND children AND oncology", "perianal sepsis AND children AND oncology", "colonic pseudo-obstruction AND oncology AND child AND chemotherapy", "microflora AND children AND malignancy", "microbiota AND children AND malignancy", "fungal flora AND children AND malignancy"...
July 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Ruta Arays, Sahil Goyal, Kim M Jordan
Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is readily considered in patients presenting with recurrent sino-pulmonary infections, however this disease has a broad range of clinical manifestations and diagnosis can be delayed by several years. We present the case of a 44-year-old postpartum female who presented with nausea, vomiting and abdominal distension. Four years prior, she was hospitalized for treatment of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) with splenectomy and rituximab followed by two episodes of bacterial meningitis despite immunizations...
August 2016: Postgraduate Medicine
B Chapman, P De Cruz, R Jones, W Hardikar, A Testro
BACKGROUND: A joint adult and pediatric intestinal transplant (ITx) program for Australia was developed in 2009 to provide life-saving ITx to patients with irreversible intestinal failure (IF). We aimed to analyze the outcomes of patients treated by our service over the past 5 years. METHODS: A retrospective medical record review was conducted on all IF patients referred to our service. Patient demographics, underlying disease, nutrition support, TPN complications, and current transplant program status were evaluated...
March 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
Shin Jie Choi, Kyung Jae Lee, Jong Sub Choi, Hye Ran Yang, Jin Soo Moon, Ju Young Chang, Jae Sung Ko
PURPOSE: Parenteral nutrition (PN) not only provides nutritional support but also plays a crucial role in the treatment of children with intestinal failure. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical significance and clinical outcomes of long-term PN. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study was conducted using the medical records of patients treated at Seoul National University Children's Hospital. This study included 19 patients who received PN for over six months...
March 2016: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Elie Abi Nader, Cécile Lambe, Cécile Talbotec, Bénédicte Pigneur, Florence Lacaille, Hélène Garnier-Lengliné, Laetitia-Marie Petit, Catherine Poisson, Amélia Rocha, Odile Corriol, Yves Aigrain, Christophe Chardot, Frank M Ruemmele, Virginie Colomb-Jung, Olivier Goulet
BACKGROUND: Parenteral nutrition (PN) is the main treatment for intestinal failure. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to review the indications for home parenteral nutrition (HPN) in children and describe the outcome over a 14-y period from a single center. DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective study that included all children who were referred to our institution and discharged while receiving HPN between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2013. The indications for HPN were divided into primary digestive diseases (PDDs) and primary nondigestive diseases (PNDDs)...
May 2016: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Huiwen Li, Sitang Gong, Min Yang, Peiyu Chen, Zhaohui Xu, Cuiping Liang, Tiefu Fang, Lu Ren, Liying Liu, Jiexia Li, Lanlan Geng
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the efficacy of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) in pediatric patients. METHOD: From October 2011 to October 2014, children in the gastrointestinal ward of Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center received PEG or jejunal tube PEG(JET-PEG). The success rate, operation time were recorded. The changes of their weight, enteral nutrition calories and the incidence of pneumonia before and after the first 6 months of operation were compared...
February 2016: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
Brind J, Bowring E, Larmour K, Cronin H, Barkley L, Rybak A, Saliakellis E, Lindley Kj, Borrelli O, Thapar N
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Fabricated induced illness (FII) is recognised amongst children presenting with suspected Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction (CIPO) (Hyman 2012). We aimed to investigate the presence, nature and potential causes of social concerns in children being referred to our national centre with possible CIPO. METHODS: All patients accepted into the CIPO diagnostic pathway over 3 years (April 2012-April 2015) were reviewed. Acceptance criteria included all of the following (1) referral from a paediatric gastroenterologist or surgeon suspecting a diagnosis of CIPO, (2) mechanical obstruction of the intestine excluded and 3) reliance on specialised enteral or parenteral feeding...
October 2015: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Shailendra Kapoor
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November 2015: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
Stefan Gfroerer, Udo Rolle
Pediatric intestinal motility disorders affect many children and thus not only impose a significant impact on pediatric health care in general but also on the quality of life of the affected patient. Furthermore, some of these conditions might also have implications for adulthood. Pediatric intestinal motility disorders frequently present as chronic constipation in toddler age children. Most of these conditions are functional, meaning that constipation does not have an organic etiology, but in 5% of the cases, an underlying, clearly organic disorder can be identified...
September 7, 2015: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Laurens J Ceulemans, Diethard Monbaliu, Arnaud De Roover, Olivier Detry, Roberto I Troisi, Xavier Rogiers, Raymond Reding, Jan P Lerut, Dirk Ysebaert, Thierry Chapelle, Jacques Pirenne
Intestinal transplantation (ITx) has evolved from an experimental procedure toward a clinical reality but remains a challenging procedure. The aim of this survey was to analyze the multicenter Belgian ITx experience. From 1999 to 2014, 24 ITx in 23 patients were performed in Belgium, divided over five centers. Median recipient age was 38 years (8 months-57 years); male/female ratio was 13/10; six were children; and 17 adults. Intestinal failure was related to intestinal ischemia (n = 5), volvulus (n = 5), splanchnic thrombosis (n = 4), Crohn (n = 2), pseudo-obstruction (n = 2), microvillus inclusion (n = 2), Churg-Strauss (n = 1), necrotizing enterocolitis (n = 1), intestinal atresia (n = 1), and chronic rejection (n = 1)...
December 2015: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
Teresa Capriati, Sabrina Cardile, Fabrizio Chiusolo, Filippo Torroni, Paolo Schingo, Domenica Elia, Antonella Diamanti
Post-pyloric feeding (PF) allows the administration of enteral nutrition beyond the pylorus, either into the duodenum or, ideally, into the jejunum. The main indications of PF are: upper gastrointestinal tract obstructions, pancreatic rest (e.g., acute pancreatitis), gastric dysmotility (e.g., critically ill patients and chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction) or severe gastroesophageal reflux with risk of aspiration (e.g., neurological disability). Physiological and clinical evidence derives from adults, but can also be pertinent to children...
July 2015: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
F Begbie, G Walker, H Kubba, A Sabharwal
Colonic pseudo-obstruction (Ogilvie's Syndrome) in children is relatively uncommon. We report an unusual case of colonic pseudo-obstruction in an 8-year-old child with cerebral palsy and long-term hypomotility issues being treated for drooling with the anticholinergic medication trihexyphenidyl. He presented as an emergency with severe abdominal distension, abdominal tenderness and vomiting. An emergency laparotomy revealed colonic dilatation and a defunctioning ileostomy was created. To our knowledge, this is the first case reporting colonic pseudo-obstruction as a possible complication of treatment with trihexyphenidyl...
June 2015: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Iskandar R Budianto, Satoshi Obata, Yoshiaki Kinoshita, Koichiro Yoshimaru, Yusuke Yanagi, Junko Miyata, Kouji Nagata, Satoshi Ieiri, Tomoaki Taguchi
OBJECTIVES: Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) staining has become the gold standard for definitively diagnosing Hirschsprung disease (HD), although some pitfalls have been reported. We reevaluated a large series at our institute in order to validate the accuracy of AChE staining for detecting HD. METHODS: A retrospective study of the rectal mucosal specimens of all of the children with suspected HD during a 13-year period was performed. The specimens were stained according to the modified Karnovsky-Roots method for AChE staining...
May 2015: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Mitsuru Muto, Hiroshi Matsufuji, Takeshi Tomomasa, Atsushi Nakajima, Hisayoshi Kawahara, Shinobu Ida, Kosuke Ushijima, Akio Kubota, Sotaro Mushiake, Tomoaki Taguchi
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: A nationwide survey was conducted to identify the clinical presentation of pediatric chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIPO) in Japan. METHODS: Data were collected via a questionnaire, ensuring patient anonymity, from facilities that treat pediatric gastrointestinal diseases in Japan. RESULTS: Ninety-two responses were collected from forty-seven facilities. Sixty-two patients (28 males, 34 females) met formal diagnostic criteria for CIPO...
December 2014: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Keiichi Uchida, Kohei Otake, Mikihiro Inoue, Yuhki Koike, Kohei Matsushita, Toshimitsu Araki, Yoshiki Okita, Koji Tanaka, Katsunori Uchida, Noriko Yodoya, Shotaro Iwamoto, Katsuhiro Arai, Masato Kusunoki
Lymphocytic intestinal leiomyositis is a rare entity, which causes chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIPO) in children. We present the first case of a boy who had pure red cell anemia 1 year before onset. Prolonged ileus developed after gastroenteritis and the patient was diagnosed using a biopsy of the intestinal wall. Findings from the present case indicate that there are three important factors for accurate diagnosis: history of enteritis, positive serum smooth muscle antibody, and lymphocyte infiltration with muscle destruction in the muscularis propria in the intestinal wall...
February 2012: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
Melissa Mortensen, Nila Williamson, Cheryl Davis, Evelyn Kanyu Hsu, Patrick J Javid, Simon Horslen
Routine supplementation of iodine in parenteral nutrition (PN) solutions is not current practice in the United States. In this case study, we describe an incidental finding of goiter in a long-term PN-dependent adolescent. With increased iodine screening, we then identified additional patients with undetectable urinary iodine concentrations in our population of children with short bowel receiving long-term PN. We hypothesize that 2 practice changes are possibly reducing iodine provision to long-term PN-dependent patients: transition to alcohol-based skin preparations and lipid minimization...
July 2016: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Giuliana Morabito, Claudia Romeo, Claudio Romano
Aerophagia is a functional gastrointestinal disorder characterized by repetitive air swallowing, abdominal distension, belching and flatulence. Pathologic aerophagia is a condition caused by the swallowing of excessive volumes of air with associated various gastrointestinal symptoms, such as burping, abdominal cramps, flatulence and a reduced appetite. It is a clinical entity that can simulate pediatric gastrointestinal motility disorders, such as gastroparesis, megacolon and intestinal pseudo-obstruction, and presents more frequently in children with mental retardation...
January 2014: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
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