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paediatric acute gastroenteritis

A Esteves, J Nordgren, C Tavares, F Fortes, R Dimbu, N Saraiva, C Istrate
Norovirus (NoV) is a major cause of acute gastroenteritis (AGE). In this study, we investigated the genetic diversity of NoV strains identified in children under 5 years of age with AGE in four provinces of Angola. Faecal samples from 343 children were screened for NoV by an in house real-time PCR assay and genotyping was performed by partial capsid gene sequencing. NoV was detected in 17.4% (58/334) of the samples, with high detection rates in children <6 months old (19%) and in children aged 12-24 months (23%)...
March 14, 2018: Epidemiology and Infection
Muhammad Ashraf Sultan, Zeeshan Hassan
OBJECTIVE: To assess the severity of acute gastroenteritis in paediatric population. METHODS: This observational cross-sectional study was conducted at 93 randomly selected outpatient centres with paediatric practice across Pakistan between July 2014 and January 2015, involving children between 3 to 48 months of age suffering from acute gastroenteritis. The severity of acute gastroenteritis was measured using Modified Vesikari Score. SPSS 18 was used for data analysis...
February 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Iva Hojsak, Valentina Fabiano, Tudor Lucian Pop, Olivier Goulet, Gian Vincenzo Zuccotti, Fugen Cullu Çokuğraş, Massimo Pettoello-Mantovani, Sanja Kolaček
AIM: The use of probiotics has been covered by many guidelines, position papers and evidence-based recommendations, but few have referred to specific patient groups or clinical indications. This European study summarises recommendations and scientifically credited guidelines on the use of probiotics for children and provides practice points. METHODS: An expert panel was convened by the European Paediatric Association in June 2017 to define the relevant clinical questions for using probiotics in paediatric healthcare and review and summarise the guidelines, recommendations, position papers and high-quality evidence...
February 15, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
Yogendra Pandurang Shelke, Vijayshri Suresh Deotale, Deepashri Laxmanrao Maraskolhe
INTRODUCTION: Infectious agent when enters in the host results in febrile illness. This may lead to increase in morbidity or even mortality in undiagnosed/untreated cases. There are many aetiological agents which lead to acute febrile illness. Among these aetiological agents, important is bacterial or viral aetiology. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is: (i) To know the aetiological agents responsible for acute undifferentiated febrile illness (AUFI) by serological test or by bacterial culture and (ii) To know the clinical profile of AUFI...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
Maryam Al-Mahtot, Rebecca Barwise-Munro, Philip Wilson, Steve Turner
There are increasing numbers of emergency medical paediatric admissions. Our hypothesis was that characteristics of children and details of their emergency admissions are also changing over time. Details of emergency admissions in Scotland 2000-2013 were analysed. There were 574,403 emergency admissions, median age 2.3 years. The age distribution, proportion of boys and socioeconomic status of children admitted were essentially unchanged. Emergency admissions rose by 49% from 36/1000 children per annum to 54/1000 between 2000 and 2013...
December 19, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
Débora Maria Pires Gonçalves Barreira, Túlio Machado Fumian, Marco André Loureiro Tonini, Lays Paula Bondi Volpini, Rodrigo Pratte Santos, Anézia Lima Chaves Ribeiro, José Paulo Gagliardi Leite, Márcia Terezinha Baroni de Moraes E Souza, Patrícia Brasil, Denise Cotrim da Cunha, Marize Pereira Miagostovich, Liliana Cruz Spano
Noroviruses are the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) in all age groups worldwide. Despite the high genetic diversity of noroviruses, most AGE outbreaks are caused by a single norovirus genotype: GII.4. Since 1995, several different variants of norovirus GII.4 have been associated with pandemics, with each variant circulating for 3 to 8 years. The Sydney_2012 variant was first reported in Australia and then in other countries. A new variant, GII.P16-GII.4, was recently described in Japan and South Korea and then in the USA, France, Germany and England...
2017: PloS One
Hala Gouda Elnady, Ola M Abdel Samie, Maysa Tawhid Saleh, Lobna S Sherif, Naglaa Abdalmoneam, Naglaa M Kholoussi, Shams M Kholoussi, Ahmed N El-Taweel
Introduction: Rotavirus gastroenteritis is an important public health problem all over the world, causing a notable economic burden in both developing and developed countries. Aim: To explore the relationship between blood group typing, rotavirus gastroenteritis, and its severity in Egyptian children. Material and methods: A cross sectional case control study was conducted on 231 cases of acute gastroenteritis attending the outpatient clinic of Al-Zahraa University Hospital...
2017: Przegla̜d Gastroenterologiczny
J Kaplon, N Grangier, S Pillet, A Minoui-Tran, A Vabret, N Wilhelm, N Prieur, M Lazrek, S Alain, Y Mekki, V Foulongne, J Guinard, V Avettand-Fenoel, A Schnuriger, A Beby-Defaux, G Lagathu, P Pothier, A de Rougemont
OBJECTIVES: Group A rotavirus is a major cause of acute gastroenteritis in young children worldwide. A prospective surveillance network has been set up in France to investigate rotavirus infections and to detect the emergence of potentially epidemic strains. METHODS: From 2014 to 2017, rotavirus-positive stool samples were collected from 2394 children under 5 years old attending the paediatric emergency units of 13 large hospitals. Rotaviruses were genotyped by RT-PCR with regard to their outer capsid proteins VP4 and VP7...
October 21, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
David Schnadower, Phillip I Tarr, T Charles Casper, Marc H Gorelick, Michael J Dean, Karen J O'Connell, Prashant Mahajan, Thomas H Chun, Seema R Bhatt, Cindy G Roskind, Elizabeth C Powell, Alexander J Rogers, Cheryl Vance, Robert E Sapien, Feng Gao, Stephen B Freedman
INTRODUCTION: Acute gastroenteritis (AGE) is a common and burdensome condition that affects millions of children worldwide each year. Currently available strategies are limited to symptomatic management, treatment and prevention of dehydration and infection control; no disease-modifying interventions exist. Probiotics, defined as live microorganisms beneficial to the host, have shown promise in improving AGE outcomes, but existing studies have sufficient limitations such that the use of probiotics cannot currently be recommended with confidence...
September 24, 2017: BMJ Open
Henryk Szymański, Hania Szajewska
BACKGROUND: Acute gastroenteritis (AGE) is one of the most common diseases among children. Oral rehydration therapy is the key treatment. However, despite proven efficacy, it remains underused. This is because oral rehydration solution neither reduces the frequency of bowel movements and fluid loss nor shortens the duration of illness. Hence, there is interest in adjunctive treatments. According to the 2014 guidelines developed by the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, the use of the following probiotics may be considered in the management of children with AGE in addition to rehydration therapy: Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (low quality of evidence; strong recommendation) and Saccharomyces boulardii (low quality of evidence; strong recommendation)...
August 23, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
Ameinah Omar Al Tabbal, Seham Sulaiman Al Humedi
BACKGROUND: During the last decades, medical recordings has increased dramatically leading to more awareness of the diseases commonly affecting paediatric age groups opening a wide entrance to the prevention of possible complications and decrease its incidence. AIM: This article aims to assess the prevalence of the commonly encountered paediatric medical diseases by affected system among admitted paediatric patients of different age groups in Tabuk and to identify their burden...
April 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Coline Mahende, Billy Ngasala, John Lusingu, Thomas Mårtensson, Paminus Lushino, Martha Lemnge, Bruno Mmbando, Zul Premji
INTRODUCTION: C-reactive protein (CRP), white blood cell (WBC) and absolute neutrophil counts (ANC) are important inflammatory biomarkers in the early diagnosis of infections. However, little is known on their profile and usefulness in fever case management in children attending outpatient clinic in rural north-eastern Tanzania. METHODS: Patients aged between 2 and 59 months presenting with fever at Korogwe District Hospital were enrolled. Venous blood was collected for evaluation of serum CRP, WBC and ANC...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
Sae Satish Pol, Ashwini Kacharu Dedwal, Sujata Sudhir Ranshing, Shobha Dattatray Chitambar, Sushma Narayan Pednekar, Renu Satish Bharadwaj
BACKGROUND: Diarrhoea remains the second most common cause of death among children below 5 years globally. Among various enteric pathogens, rotavirus appears to be the most important aetiological agent of acute gastroenteritis in infants and young children. Increased understanding of epidemiology of rotavirus infections is needed to improve the vaccine efficacy. AIM: This study aims to determine prevalence rotavirus infection and prevalent circulating strains of rotavirus in and around Pune...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
T N Hoa-Tran, O Nakagomi, A T H Dao, A T Nguyen, C A Agbemabiese, H M Vu, T Nakagomi, N T H Thanh
Noroviruses, an important cause of diarrhoea in humans, are genetically diverse. The recent norovirus seasons recorded the emergence of new recombinants of the capsid and polymerase genotypes, with a global dominance of GII.Pe_GII.4 Sydney 2012 and GII.P17_GII.17 in Asian countries. However, the number of papers reporting the distribution of both polymerase and capsid genotypes circulating among children is scarce, with none from Vietnam. This study described both the polymerase and capsid genotypes of noroviruses circulating in Vietnamese children using stool specimens obtained under the World Health Organization rotavirus surveillance programme from 2012 to 2015...
January 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
Daniel Cromb, Chris Carter, Claire Lemer, C Ronny Cheung
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to review whether implementation of increased duration of consultant presence is associated with reduction in length of hospital stay (LoS) in children with an unplanned admission to hospital. METHOD DESIGN/SETTING/PARTICIPANTS/INTERVENTIONS/OUTCOME MEASURES: An observational before-and-after study of all unplanned general paediatric admissions to a UK hospital between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2015, comparing LoS and readmission rates before and after implementation of a policy mandating consultant review within 12 hours of unplanned hospital admission...
June 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
M S Tan, E J Teoh, C P Hor, A A C Yeoh
INTRODUCTION: Children who develop any hypersensitivity reaction to eggs are routinely referred to hospital for Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccination as inpatients to prevent anaphylaxis. We aimed to study the association between hypersensitivity reactions after egg exposure and similar reactions after MMR immunisation; and examine the necessity of hospital admission for vaccination. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted in Paediatric Department in Bukit Mertajam Hospital, Penang, between March and December 2014...
August 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
J Arístegui, J Ferrer, I Salamanca, E Garrote, A Partidas, M San-Martin, B San-Jose
BACKGROUND: Rotavirus is acknowledged as an important cause of paediatric gastroenteritis worldwide. In Spain, comprehensive data on the burden of rotavirus disease was lacking. METHODS: A prospective, multicenter, observational study was carried out, during the winter season, from October to April 2014 in selected areas of Spain (Catalonia, Basque Country, Andalusia) to estimate the frequency and characteristics of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) and rotavirus gastroenteritis (RVGE) in children ≤3 years of age seeking medical care in primary care and emergency department centres...
October 10, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
Sheetal Gupta, Ghanshyam Singh Sengar, Praveen K Meti, Anil Lahoti, Mukesh Beniwal, Murlidhar Kumawat
OBJECTIVE: To determine incidence, risk factors, and outcome of acute kidney injury (AKI) in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a prospective, observational study conducted in PICU of Department of Paediatrics, S.P. Medical College, Bikaner, from October 2013 to May 2014. In this study, 536 patients of aged 29 days to 16 years were screened for AKI according to the Pediatric Risk, Injury, Failure, Loss, End-stage Renal Disease (pRIFLE) criteria...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
César García Vera, María García Ventura, Guadalupe Del Castillo Aguas, Begoña Domínguez Aurrecoechea, María Jesús Esparza Olcina, Ana Martínez Rubio, José María Mengual Gil
OBJECTIVE: To determine the main clinical and epidemiological features of bacterial gastroenteritis in our environment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: An observational study of a Spanish population in 17 Autonomous Communities. Questionnaires of children with a stool positive culture to bacteria were collected over a one year period. A bivariate analysis was performed on the variables involved, as well as two multivariate models (for antibiotic treatment variables, and comparison Campylobacter/Salmonella)...
September 26, 2016: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
Shaza O H Kanan, Mohammed Osman Swar
This is a retrospective observational hospital-based study aimed to determine the prevalence and outcome of severe acute malnutrition in children less than five years admitted to Omdurman Paediatric Hospital during the period January 2014 to December 2014. Data was collected from patient's hospital records during the study period. Ethical approval and permission to access patients' record were obtained. A total of 593 children with severe malnutrition were identified; 305 of cases were male (51.4%) with a male: female ratio of 1:0...
2016: Sudanese Journal of Paediatrics
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