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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419200/switching-to-efavirenz-versus-remaining-on-ritonavir-boosted-lopinavir-in-hiv-infected-children-exposed-to-nevirapine-long-term-outcomes-of-a-randomized-trial
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Pamela M Murnane, Renate Strehlau, Stephanie Shiau, Faeezah Patel, Ndileke Mbete, Gillian Hunt, Elaine J Abrams, Ashraf Coovadia, Louise Kuhn
Background: We previously demonstrated the non-inferiority of switching to efavirenz (EFV) versus remaining on ritonavir-boosted lopinavir (LPV/r) for virologic control in HIV-infected children exposed to nevirapine (NVP) for prevention of mother-to-child transmission. Here we assess outcomes up to four years post-randomization. Methods: From 2010-2013, 298 NVP-exposed HIV-infected children ≥3 years of age were randomized to switch to EFV or remain on LPV/r in Johannesburg, South Africa (Clinicaltrials...
April 17, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417858/-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-imaging-of-thoracic-and-extrathoracic-tuberculosis-in-children
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REVIEW
Matthieu Pelletier-Galarneau, Patrick Martineau, Lionel S Zuckier, Xuan Pham, Raymond Lambert, Sophie Turpin
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major health problem, affecting approximately one-third of the world׳s population. The tubercle bacillus can affect virtually any organ of the human body and if left untreated can lead to severe morbidity and death. Diagnosis of active TB is challenging, especially in children. As a "great imitator," the disease can mimic numerous other pathologies, both clinically and at imaging. Although recognition of active TB is crucial to initiate adequate treatment in a timely fashion, thereby preventing transmission of disease, differentiation of active and quiescent disease is not always straightforward...
May 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416000/brain-tuberculoma-an-unusual-cause-of-stroke-in-a-child-with-trisomy-21-a-case-report
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Abdelmoneim E M Kheir, Salah A Ibrahim, Ahlam A Hamed, Badreldin M Yousif, Farouk A Hamid
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis remains a public health problem in developing countries and is associated with lethal central nervous system complications. Intracranial tuberculomas occur in 13% of children with neurotuberculosis. Patients with trisomy 21 have an increased risk for stroke, which usually stems from cardiovascular defects. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 12-year-old Sudanese boy with trisomy 21 who was presented to our hospital with focal convulsions and right-sided weakness...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412150/epidemiological-features-of-and-changes-in-incidence-of-infectious-diseases-in-china-in-the-first-decade-after-the-sars-outbreak-an-observational-trend-study
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Shigui Yang, Jie Wu, Cheng Ding, Yuanxia Cui, Yuqing Zhou, Yiping Li, Min Deng, Chencheng Wang, Kaijin Xu, Jingjing Ren, Bing Ruan, Lanjuan Li
BACKGROUND: The model of infectious disease prevention and control changed significantly in China after the outbreak in 2003 of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), but trends and epidemiological features of infectious diseases are rarely studied. In this study, we aimed to assess specific incidence and mortality trends of 45 notifiable infectious diseases from 2004 to 2013 in China and to investigate the overall effectiveness of current prevention and control strategies. METHODS: Incidence and mortality data for 45 notifiable infectious diseases were extracted from a WChinese public health science data centre from 2004 to 2013, which covers 31 provinces in mainland China...
April 12, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410697/multifocal-pure-tubercular-osteomyelitis-an-unusual-presentation-in-childhood
#5
Sananda Pati, Sangita De, Tarak Nath Ghosh, Mrinal Kanti Ghosh
Tuberculosis is a major health problem in the developing world. One-third of children infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis have extra pulmonary involvement. Skeletal tuberculosis occurs in 1-6% of them with vertebra being the commonest site. Pure tubercular osteomyelitis without joint involvement occurs in only 2-3% cases of osteoarticular tuberculosis. Common sites are femur, tibia, and fibula. Disseminated skeletal involvement is very rare in children (7%) and calvarial osteomyelitis is even rarer (1%)...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403060/the-risk-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-transmission-from-pediatric-index-cases-to-school-pupils
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Paola Piccini, Elisabetta Venturini, Leila Bianchi, Simonetta Baretti, Paolo Filidei, Luana Paliaga, Franca Mazzoli, Elena Chiappini, Maurizio de Martino, Luisa Galli
This study is the largest report on Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission rate (TR) from children with pulmonary tuberculosis to school pupils. Higher TR (around 21.6%) was observed in contacts of smear-positive children. TR from pediatric smear-negative index cases was around 0. If our data are confirmed, school contacts of a smear-negative index case could be screened only by clinical evaluation and tuberculin skin test, avoiding the routine use of chest radiographs in children less than 5 years of age as well...
May 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401342/tuberculosis-in-children-with-sickle-cell-anaemia-a-retrospective-study-in-french-tertiary-care-centres
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Nina Droz, Agathe De Lauzanne, Laurent Holvoet, Florence Missud, Malika Benkerrou, Valentine Brousse, Marie-Hélène Odièvre, Albert Faye, Berengere Koehl
Tuberculosis (TB) and sickle cell anaemia (SCA) may affect the same population of patients, particularly in Africa but also in high-TB incidence areas in developed countries. However, few data are available from children with SCA who develop TB. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical features and outcome of TB diagnosed in children with SCA. We conducted a retrospective, descriptive study in three referral centre of Sickle Cell Disease in Paris, France. We included 11 patients with SCA who develop TB...
April 11, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399975/survey-of-health-care-worker-knowledge-about-childhood-tuberculosis-in-high-burden-centers-in-botswana
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T Arscott-Mills, L Masole, R Ncube, A P Steenhoff
BACKGROUND: Quantifying health care workers' (HCWs') knowledge about tuberculosis (TB) informs educational interventions. We assessed HCWs' knowledge about childhood TB in Botswana. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with HCWs at 46 sites around Botswana using a piloted instrument. Transcripts were double-coded using a coding schema. Discrepancies were resolved by consensus and a systematic thematic analysis was performed. RESULTS: The sites (42 clinics and 4 hospitals) were urban (n = 9, 20%), semi-urban (n = 10, 22%) and rural (n = 27, 58%)...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394982/-scrofula-in-the-19th-century
#9
Ignacio Duarte
In the 19th century scrofula or scrofulous adenitis was a frequent condition estimated by the finding of swollen cervical lymph nodes or scars, occurring in both sexes at all epochs of life, mainly in children. It was thought that it principally affected people with an inherited phlegmatic constitution that involved a scrofulous disposition or "diathesis". The disease would be triggered by environmental agents, bad habits or excesses in style of life. Besides injuring cervical lymph nodes, in some cases scrofula could compromise other groups of lymph nodes, bones, joints, lungs or other viscera...
February 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390848/-the-advent-of-a-newborn-specialty-19th-century-pediatrics
#10
Jean-Jacques Baudon
Pediatrics began under the most unfavorable conditions that are difficult to imagine nowadays. Children at the start of the 19th century were considered as negligible. The death rate was tremendous, increased by the work of children in factories as soon as 6 years of age in textile industries. In upper classes, infants were fed by a wet nurse, far from their parents and death rate was high as well. The emergence of pediatrics was the result of work carried out in adult medicine in the first half of the 19th century: clinical anatomic method, knowledge of contagious diseases even before the discovery of bacteria, birth of bacteriology...
April 5, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387193/tuberculosis-in-infants-and-children
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Gabriella S Lamb, Jeffrey R Starke
One million children develop tuberculosis disease each year, and 210,000 die from complications of tuberculosis. Childhood tuberculosis is very different from adult tuberculosis in epidemiology, clinical and radiographic presentation, and treatment. This review highlights the many unique features of childhood tuberculosis, with special emphasis on very young children and adolescents, who are most likely to develop disease after infection has occurred.
April 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385137/evaluation-of-bacille-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-immunisation-programs-in-australia
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Gulam Khandaker, Frank H Beard, Aditi Dey, Chris Coulter, Alexandra J Hendry, Kristine K Macartney
bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) immunisation programs in Australia are funded and operated by the individual states and territories. In recent years BCG vaccine shortages have required use of unregistered products. We aimed to evaluate BCG immunisation programs in Australia, with particular reference to program implementation and national consistency.
 Methods: Between September and November 2015, 12 key stakeholders, representing Australian states and territories, completed surveys. We analysed BCG vaccination coverage data from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR), and data on adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) with BCG vaccine from the Therapeutic Goods Administration's Adverse Drug Reactions System, for 2001 to 2014...
March 31, 2017: Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384365/correction-high-rates-of-non-tuberculous-mycobacteria-isolation-in-mozambican-children-with-presumptive-tuberculosis
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Elisa López-Varela, Alberto L García-Basteiro, Orvalho J Augusto, Oscar Fraile, Helder Bulo, Tasmiya Ira, Kizito Gondo, Jakko van Ingen, Denise Naniche, Jahit Sacarlal, Pedro L Alonso
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0169757.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374898/disease-spectrum-and-management-of-children-admitted-with-acute-respiratory-infection-in-viet-nam
#14
T K P Nguyen, D V Nguyen, T N H Truong, A Tran, S M Graham, B J Marais
OBJECTIVE: To assess the acute respiratory infection (ARI) disease spectrum, duration of hospitalisation and outcome in children hospitalised with an ARI in Viet Nam. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective descriptive study of ARI admissions to primary (Hoa Vang District Hospital), secondary (Da Nang Hospital for Women and Children) and tertiary (National Hospital of Paediatrics in Ha Noi) level hospitals in Viet Nam over 12 months (01/09/2015 to 31/08/2016). RESULTS: ARIs accounted for 27...
April 4, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364561/comprehensiveness-of-hiv-care-provided-at-global-hiv-treatment-sites-in-the-iedea-consortium-2009-and-2014
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Cristin Q Fritz, Meridith Blevins, Mary Lou Lindegren, Kara Wools-Kaloutsian, Beverly S Musick, Morna Cornell, Kelly Goodwin, Dianne Addison, Jean Claude Dusingize, Eugène Messou, Armel Poda, Stephany N Duda, Catherine C McGowan, Matthew G Law, Richard D Moore, Aimee Freeman, Denis Nash, C William Wester
INTRODUCTION: An important determinant of the effectiveness of HIV treatment programs is the capacity of sites to implement recommended services and identify systematic changes needed to ensure that invested resources translate into improved patient outcomes. We conducted a survey in 2014 of HIV care and treatment sites in the seven regions of the International epidemiologic Database to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) Consortium to evaluate facility characteristics, HIV prevention, care and treatment services provided, laboratory capacity, and trends in the comprehensiveness of care compared to data obtained in the 2009 baseline survey...
January 6, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360493/vitamin-d-levels-among-pediatric-tuberculosis-patients-does-it-alter-following-antitubercular-treatment-a-prospective-study-in-19-children
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Anil Agarwal, Pradeep Kumar Dabla, Madhusudan Mishra, Anubrat Kumar, Abbas Shaharyar
OBJECTIVES: It is still unknown whether altered vitamin D levels observed with osteoarticular tuberculosis change during treatment in a child or modify the disease course. To find a possible answer to the above query, we investigated serial serum 25 hydroxy vitamin D concentrations in children suffering from osteoarticular tuberculosis treated with multidrug antitubercular drugs. METHODS: The prospective study enrolled 19 untreated immunocompetent children with an established diagnosis of osteoarticular tuberculosis...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359325/early-versus-late-bcg-vaccination-in-hiv-1-exposed-infants-in-uganda-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Victoria Nankabirwa, James K Tumwine, Olive Namugga, Thorkild Tylleskär, Grace Ndeezi, Bjarne Robberstad, Mihai G Netea, Halvor Sommerfelt
BACKGROUND: Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination may have nonspecific effects, i.e., effects on childhood morbidity and mortality that go beyond its effect on the risk of childhood tuberculosis (TB). Though the available scientific literature is mostly from observational studies, and is fraught with controversy, BCG vaccination at birth may protect infants in high-mortality populations against serious infections other than TB. Yet, other studies indicate that giving BCG later in infancy may modify immune responses to non-TB antigens and potentially enhance immunity, potentially also against tuberculosis (TB)...
March 31, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358797/evaluation-of-automated-molecular-testing-rollout-for-tuberculosis-diagnosis-using-routinely-collected-surveillance-data-uganda-2012-2015
#18
Colleen Scott, Simon Walusimbi, Bruce Kirenga, Moses Joloba, Muttamba Winters, Nyombi Abdunoor, Rommel Bain, Heather Alexander, Tom Shinnick, Sean Toney, Rosemary Odeke, Christine Mwangi, Estella Birabwa, Seyoum Dejene, Frank Mugabe, Mukadi YaDiul, J Sean Cavanaugh
In 2012, Uganda introduced the use of GeneXpert MTB/RIF (Cepheid, Sunnyvale CA), a sensitive, automated, real-time polymerase chain reaction-based platform for tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis, for programmatic use among children, adults with presumptive human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated TB, and symptomatic persons at risk for rifampicin (RIF)-resistant TB. The effect of using the platform's Xpert MTB/RIF assay on TB care and control was assessed using routinely collected programmatic data; in addition, a retrospective review of district quarterly summaries using abstracted TB register data from purposively selected facilities in the capital city of Kampala was conducted...
March 31, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349011/late-onset-hydrocephalus-in-children-with-tuberculous-meningitis
#19
Disha Sharma, Ira Shah, Sharad Patel
Hydrocephalus is a known complication of tuberculous meningitis (TBM). It is almost always present in patients who have had the disease for four to six weeks. However, hydrocephalus can also develop later in the disease course as seen in our 3 patients. All 3 patients had multi-drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) and developed hydrocephalus after variable time after starting second line anti-tuberculous therapy (ATT). A 7 years old girl had hydrocephalus at onset of TBM and was shunted but the hydrocephalus increased in size after 6 months of being on second line ATT in spite of a patent ventricular peritoneal (VP) shunt...
October 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347733/neonatal-bcg-vaccination-has-no-effect-on-recurrent-wheeze-in-the-first-year-of-life-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Lisbeth Marianne Thøstesen, Lone Graff Stensballe, Gitte Thybo Pihl, Jesper Kjærgaard, Nina Marie Birk, Thomas Nørrelykke Nissen, Aksel Karl Georg Jensen, Peter Aaby, Annette Wind Olesen, Dorthe Lisbeth Jeppesen, Christine Stabell Benn, Poul-Erik Kofoed
BACKGROUND: Recurrent wheeze is frequent in childhood. Studies have suggested that Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination may have non-specific effects, reducing general non-tuberculosis morbidity, including respiratory infections and atopic diseases. The mechanisms behind these non-specific effects of BCG are not fully understood, but a shift from Th2 to Th1-response has been suggested as a possible explanation. OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that BCG at birth would reduce the cumulative incidence of recurrent wheeze during the first year of life...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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