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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095378/advanced-neuroimaging-techniques-in-pediatric-hydrocephalus
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Smruti K Patel, Weihong Yuan, Francesco T Mangano
From the early days of pneumoencephalography and ventriculography to the emerging technology of magnetic resonance diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) of the present day, neuroimaging has always been a critical tool in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric hydrocephalus. There is accumulating evidence from both human and animal research suggesting that one of the major pathophysiological mechanisms underlying poor outcomes in these children is damage to vulnerable white matter (WM) structures in the brain as a result of ventricular enlargement and increased intracranial pressure...
January 18, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093806/outcomes-of-the-twelfth-international-conference-on-pediatric-mechanical-circulatory-support-systems-and-pediatric-cardiopulmonary-perfusion
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EDITORIAL
Emile A Bacha, Paul Chai, Akif Ündar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092566/wake-up-exoskeleton-to-assist-children-with-cerebral-palsy-design-and-preliminary-evaluation-in-level-walking
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Fabrizio Patane, Stefano Rossi, Fausto Del Sette, Juri Taborri, Paolo Cappa
This paper presents the modular design and control of a novel compliant lower limb multi-joint exoskeleton for the rehabilitation of ankle knee mobility and locomotion of pediatric patients with neurological diseases, such as Cerebral Palsy (CP). The device consists of an untethered powered knee-ankle-foot orthosis (KAFO), addressed as WAKE-up (Wearable Ankle Knee Exoskeleton), characterized by a position control and capable of operating synchronously and synergistically with the human musculoskeletal system...
January 11, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089059/management-of-hospitalized-asthmatic-children-before-transport
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Brande Mazzeo, Rami Bzeih, Robert Schultz, Melissa Tavolieri, Alicia Fraser, Sabrina M Heidemann
Asthmatic children are at risk for respiratory failure and should be appropriately treated before transport. The objectives were to find out if the Pediatric Advanced Life Support guidelines for asthma treatment were followed in the emergency department (ED); to determine if additional treatment during transport or within the first 2 hours of admission was needed; and to compare the management of intubated asthmatics by the ED, transport team, and the intensive care unit (ICU) physician. The records for children diagnosed with acute asthma over 7 years who were transported by the intensive care transport team were reviewed...
January 2017: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079914/intravenous-immunoglobulin-in-pediatric-rheumatology-when-to-use-it-and-what-is-the-evidence
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Martha M Rodriguez, Linda Wagner-Weiner
Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is given to children with a variety of rheumatologic illnesses. The mechanism of action by which it exerts therapeutic effects is not well understood and likely differs in the medical conditions for which it is given. IVIG is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and is the standard of care for Kawasaki disease, but most IVIG use in pediatric rheumatology is "off-label. " The literature supports the use of IVIG for juvenile dermatomyositis, although it is unclear whether its use should be limited to those children with more severe or refractory disease...
January 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063864/the-end-of-life-experience-of-pediatric-heart-transplant-recipients
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Seth A Hollander, John Dykes, Sharon Chen, Lynsey Barkoff, Barbara Sourkes, Harvey Cohen, David N Rosenthal, Daniel Bernstein, Beth D Kaufman
CONTEXT: Despite advances in therapies, many pediatric heart transplant (Htx) recipients will die prematurely. We characterized the circumstances surrounding death in this cohort, including location of death and interventions performed in the final 24 hours. METHODS: We reviewed all patients who underwent Htx at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford, survived hospital discharge, and subsequently died between 7/19/2007-9/13/2015. The primary outcome studied was location of death, characterized as inpatient, outpatient, or emergency department (ED)...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060793/preterm-birth-and-ventilation-decrease-surface-density-of-glomerular-capillaries-in-lambs-regardless-of-postnatal-respiratory-support-mode
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Eveline Staub, Mar Janna Dahl, Calan Yost, Sydney Bowen, Toshio Aoki, Adam Blair, Zhengming Wang, Donald M Null, Bradley A Yoder, Kurt H Albertine
BACKGROUND: Prematurity is often complicated by respiratory support, including invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) and non-invasive support (NIS). Compared to IMV, NIS reduces injury to the lung and brain. Prematurity may also disrupt glomerular architecture. Whether NIS differentially affects glomerular architecture is incompletely understood. We hypothesized that IMV would lead to greater disruption of glomerular architecture than NIS. METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of kidneys from moderately preterm lambs delivered at ~131d gestation (term ~150d) that had antenatal steroid exposure and surfactant treatment before resuscitation by IMV...
January 6, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042054/design-and-rationale-of-heart-and-lung-failure-pediatric-insulin-titration-trial-half-pint-a-randomized-clinical-trial-of-tight-glycemic-control-in-hyperglycemic-critically-ill-children
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Michael Sd Agus, Ellie Hirshberg, Vijay Srinivasan, Edward Vincent Faustino, Peter M Luckett, Martha Aq Curley, Jamin Alexander, Lisa A Asaro, Kerry Coughlin-Wells, Donna Duva, Jaclyn French, Natalie Hasbani, Martha T Sisko, Carmen L Soto-Rivera, Garry Steil, David Wypij, Vinay M Nadkarni
OBJECTIVES: Test whether hyperglycemic critically ill children with cardiovascular and/or respiratory failure experience more ICU-free days when assigned to tight glycemic control with a normoglycemic versus hyperglycemic blood glucose target range. DESIGN: Multi-center randomized clinical trial. SETTING: Pediatric ICUs at 35 academic hospitals. PATIENTS: Children aged 2weeks to 17years receiving inotropic support and/or acute mechanical ventilation, excluding cardiac surgical patients...
December 30, 2016: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039052/a-holistic-approach-to-anesthesia-induced-neurotoxicity-and-its-implications-for-future-mechanistic-studies
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Christine N Zanghi, Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic
The year 2016 marked the 15th anniversary since anesthesia-induced developmental neurotoxicity and its resulting cognitive dysfunction were first described. Since that time, multiple scientific studies have supported these original findings and investigated possible mechanisms behind anesthesia-induced neurotoxicity. This paper reviews the existing mechanistic literature on anesthesia-induced neurotoxicity in the context of a holistic approach that emphasizes the importance of both neuronal and non-neuronal cells during early postnatal development...
December 28, 2016: Neurotoxicology and Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030482/pediatric-parenteral-nutrition-associated-liver-disease
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Jill C Israelite
Pediatric parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease (PNALD) is typically defined as a decrease in bile flow that is independent of a mechanical obstruction and of any other underlying liver disease. It is most often seen in pediatric patients receiving parenteral nutrition support. Up to 50% to 66% of children receiving long-term parenteral nutrition are reported to be diagnosed with PNALD. The goal of treatment for PNALD is advancement to full enteral nutrition and elimination of dependence on parenteral nutrition support...
January 2017: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017711/evaluation-of-the-hypothesis-that-choking-alte-may-mimic-abusive-head-trauma
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Jennifer B Hansen, Terra Frazier, Mary Moffatt, Timothy Zinkus, James D Anderst
OBJECTIVE: Apparent life-threatening events (ALTEs), often accompanied by choking, have been hypothesized to cause subdural hemorrhages (SDH), retinal hemorrhages, and brain injury. If the choking/ALTE hypothesis were true, children who present with ALTE and SDH would have fewer extracranial injuries suspicious for abuse than those with SDH and no ALTE. We aimed to compare the prevalence of suspicious extracranial injuries in children who have ALTE-associated SDH to those with non-ALTE SDH...
December 22, 2016: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011445/drivers-and-barriers-to-acceptance-of-web-based-aftercare-of-patients-in-inpatient-routine-care-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Severin Hennemann, Manfred E Beutel, Rüdiger Zwerenz
BACKGROUND: Web-based aftercare can help to stabilize treatment effects and support transition after inpatient treatment, yet uptake by patients seems limited in routine care and little is known about the mechanisms of adoption and implementation. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to (1) determine acceptance of Web-based aftercare and (2) explore its drivers and barriers in different subgroups of a mixed inpatient sample. METHOD: In a cross-sectional design, 38...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007064/the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-congenital-heart-surgery-database-public-reporting-initiative
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REVIEW
Jeffrey P Jacobs
Three basic principles provide the rationale for the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Congenital Heart Surgery Database (CHSD) public reporting initiative: (1) Variation in congenital and pediatric cardiac surgical outcomes exist. (2) Patients and their families have the right to know the outcomes of the treatments that they will receive. (3). It is our professional responsibility to share this information with them in a format they can understand. The STS CHSD public reporting initiative facilitates the voluntary transparent public reporting of congenital and pediatric cardiac surgical outcomes using the STS CHSD Mortality Risk Model...
January 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002448/unique-molecular-patterns-uncovered-in-kawasaki-disease-patients-with-elevated-serum-gamma-glutamyl-transferase-levels-implications-for-intravenous-immunoglobulin-responsiveness
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Yue Wang, Zhen Li, Guang Hu, Shiying Hao, Xiaohong Deng, Min Huang, Miao Ren, Xiyuan Jiang, John T Kanegaye, Kee-Soo Ha, JungHwa Lee, Xiaofeng Li, Xuejun Jiang, Yunxian Yu, Adriana H Tremoulet, Jane C Burns, John C Whitin, Andrew Y Shin, Karl G Sylvester, Doff B McElhinney, Harvey J Cohen, Xuefeng B Ling
BACKGROUND: Resistance to intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) occurs in 10-20% of patients with Kawasaki disease (KD). The risk of resistance is about two-fold higher in patients with elevated gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT) levels. We sought to understand the biological mechanisms underlying IVIG resistance in patients with elevated GGT levels. METHOD: We explored the association between elevated GGT levels and IVIG-resistance with a cohort of 686 KD patients (Cohort I)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999550/the-use-of-berlin-heart-excor-vad-in-children-less-than-10-kg-a-single-center-experience
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Arianna Di Molfetta, Fabrizio Gandolfo, Sergio Filippelli, Gianluigi Perri, Luca Di Chiara, Roberta Iacobelli, Rachele Adorisio, Isabella Favia, Alessandra Rizza, Giuseppina Testa, Matteo Di Nardo, Antonio Amodeo
Objective: Despite the improvement in ventricular assist device (VAD) therapy in adults and in adolescents, in infant population only Berlin Heart EXCOR (BHE) is licensed as long term VAD to bridge children to Heart Transplantation (HTx). Particularly demanding in terms of morbidity and mortality are smallest patients namely the ones implanted in the first year of life or with a lower body surface area. This work aims at retrospective reviewing a single center experience in using BHE in children with a body weight under 10 kg...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995362/-pro-renin-and-pro-renin-receptor-expression-during-kidney-development-in-neonates
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Tomomasa Terada, Maki Urushihara, Takahiko Saijo, Ryuji Nakagawa, Shoji Kagami
: Although a recent study demonstrated that the (pro)renin receptor ((P)RR) was highly expressed in the developing kidney during the mouse embryonic development, the mechanism by which (P)RR supports renal development in humans is not fully understood. In this study, we examined the plasma levels of (pro)renin and soluble (P)RR (s(P)RR) in cord blood and neonates as well as (P)RR expression in human kidney tissues. Samples were collected from 57 preterm and 67 full-term human neonates...
February 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994387/refractory-pediatric-cardiogenic-shock-a-case-for-mechanical-support
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Anil Sachdev, Bharat Mehra, Arun Mohanty, Dhiren Gupta, Neeraj Gupta
Acute left ventricular dysfunction in children justifies aggressive treatment because of the high potential for complete recovery. The options for providing mechanical support to the failing heart in a child include extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, left ventricular assist devices, and the use of the intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP). The IABP is a commonly used method of temporary circulatory support in adults. However, despite the availability of pediatric size balloons, the usage of IABP for temporary circulatory support in children has not been widespread...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976361/early-nasal-intermittent-positive-pressure-ventilation-nippv-versus-early-nasal-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-ncpap-for-preterm-infants
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REVIEW
Brigitte Lemyre, Matthew Laughon, Carl Bose, Peter G Davis
BACKGROUND: Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) is a strategy for maintaining positive airway pressure throughout the respiratory cycle through the application of bias flow of respiratory gas to an apparatus attached to the nose. Treatment with NCPAP is associated with decreased risk of mechanical ventilation and might be effective in reducing chronic lung disease. Nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) is a form of noninvasive ventilation during which patients are exposed intermittently to higher levels of airway pressure, along with NCPAP through the same nasal device...
December 15, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27969041/journaling-as-reinforcement-for-the-resourcefulness-training-intervention-in-mothers-of-technology-dependent-children
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Valerie Boebel Toly, Julia E Blanchette, Carol M Musil, Jaclene A Zauszniewski
Resourcefulness, a set of cognitive and behavioral skills used to attain, maintain, or regain health, is a factor related to depressive symptoms in mothers of children with chronic conditions and complex care needs who are dependent on medical technology such as mechanical ventilation or feeding tubes. The purpose of this secondary analysis of a randomized, controlled pilot intervention study was to determine the feasibility, acceptability and fidelity of daily journal writing as a method of reinforcement of resourcefulness training (RT) that teaches the use of social and personal resourcefulness skills...
November 2016: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960625/cognitive-outcomes-of-pediatric-stroke
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Isabella Jacomb, Melanie Porter, Ruth Brunsdon, Anna Mandalis, Louise Parry
A limited number of longitudinal studies have investigated long-term neuropsychological development in the pediatric stroke population. This study retrospectively examines cognitive outcomes in 41 children with a history of stroke, with reference to age at stroke, laterality, region and mechanism of stroke. In the course of recovery, neuropsychological measures of intellectual functioning and memory were administered at two time points, whilst executive functioning, attention and academic skills were administered at one time point...
December 14, 2016: Child Neuropsychology: a Journal on Normal and Abnormal Development in Childhood and Adolescence
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