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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641582/a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-of-levetiracetam-versus-phenytoin-for-convulsive-status-epilepticus-in-children-protocol-convulsive-status-epilepticus-paediatric-trial-consept-a-predict-study
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Stuart R Dalziel, Jeremy Furyk, Megan Bonisch, Ed Oakley, Meredith Borland, Jocelyn Neutze, Susan Donath, Cynthia Sharpe, Simon Harvey, Andrew Davidson, Simon Craig, Natalie Phillips, Shane George, Arjun Rao, Nicholas Cheng, Michael Zhang, Kam Sinn, Amit Kochar, Christine Brabyn, Franz E Babl
BACKGROUND: Convulsive status epilepticus (CSE) is the most common life-threatening childhood neurological emergency. Despite this, there is a lack of high quality evidence supporting medication use after first line benzodiazepines, with current treatment protocols based solely on non-experimental evidence and expert opinion. The current standard of care, phenytoin, is only 60% effective, and associated with considerable adverse effects. A newer anti-convulsant, levetiracetam, can be given faster, is potentially more efficacious, with a more tolerable side effect profile...
June 22, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627303/the-surprise-question-in-paediatric-palliative-care-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Kimberley Burke, Lucy Helen Coombes, Antoinette Menezes, Anna-Karenia Anderson
BACKGROUND: The question 'would you be surprised if this patient died in the next 12-months' is widely used for identifying adult patients in the last year of life. However, this has not yet been studied in children. AIM: To assess the prognostic accuracy of the surprise question when used by a multidisciplinary team to predict survival outcomes of children with life-limiting conditions over a 3 and 12 month period. DESIGN: A prospective cohort study...
June 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606196/prescribing-an-automated-external-defibrillator-for-children-at-increased-risk-of-sudden-arrhythmic-death
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Karen A McLeod, Eileen Fern, Fiona Clements, Ruth McGowan
BACKGROUND: Automated external defibrillators can be life-saving in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to review our experience of prescribing automated external defibrillators for children at increased risk of sudden arrhythmic death. METHODS: We reviewed all automated external defibrillators issued by the Scottish Paediatric Cardiac Electrophysiology Service from 2005 to 2015. All parents were given resuscitation training according to the Paediatric Resuscitation Guidelines, including the use of the automated external defibrillator...
June 13, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605441/aortopexy-offers-surgical-options-for-a-variety-of-pathological-tracheal-conditions-in-paediatric-patients
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Anna Gruszka, Joerg S Sachweh, Heike Schnoering, Klaus Tenbrock, Eberhard G Muehler, Michael Laschat, Jaime F Vazquez-Jimenez
OBJECTIVES: Aortopexy is widely used; however, many surgeons still regard it with suspicion. To date, there are only a few large series and minimal long-term data. Against this background, our goal was to report our experience, particularly with regard to the recent expansion of indications and modification of diagnostic routine and surgical strategy. METHODS: Between 1994 and 2012, 53 patients (mean age: 1.1 years; 5 weeks-10.2 years) were operated on. Tracheomalacia after the operation for oesophageal atresia was the main indication for aortopexy (74%), followed by tracheal compression by the innominate artery (17%) and other selected indications (9%)...
June 9, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604107/accelerating-drug-development-for-neuroblastoma-new-drug-development-strategy-an-innovative-therapies-for-children-with-cancer-european-network-for-cancer-research-in-children-and-adolescents-and-international-society-of-paediatric-oncology-europe-neuroblastoma
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Lucas Moreno, Hubert Caron, Birgit Geoerger, Angelika Eggert, Gudrun Schleiermacher, Penelope Brock, Dominique Valteau-Couanet, Louis Chesler, Johannes H Schulte, Katleen De Preter, Jan Molenaar, Alexander Schramm, Martin Eilers, Tom Van Maerken, John Inge Johnsen, Michelle Garrett, Sally L George, Deborah A Tweddle, Per Kogner, Frank Berthold, Jan Koster, Giuseppe Barone, Elizabeth R Tucker, Lynley Marshall, Ralf Herold, Jaroslav Sterba, Koen Norga, Gilles Vassal, Andrew Dj Pearson
Neuroblastoma, the commonest paediatric extra-cranial tumour, remains a leading cause of death from cancer in children. There is an urgent need to develop new drugs to improve cure rates and reduce long-term toxicity and to incorporate molecularly targeted therapies into treatment. Many potential drugs are becoming available, but have to be prioritised for clinical trials due to the relatively small numbers of patients. Areas covered: The current drug development model has been slow, associated with significant attrition, and few new drugs have been developed for neuroblastoma...
June 12, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602938/-let-s-bring-her-home-first-patient-characteristics-and-place-of-death-in-specialized-pediatric-palliative-home-care
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Hans Ulrich Bender, Martin Bernhard Riester, Gian Domenico Borasio, Monika Führer
CONTEXT: Specialized pediatric palliative home care (SPPHC) is the main pediatric palliative care structure in Germany. Detailed data on patient characteristics and care are sparse. Describing this population in terms of diagnoses and care needs is essential for further development of palliative care services for these patients. OBJECTIVES: We asked whether the population at our center (i) was representative compared with national mortality statistics; (ii) showed differences in the clinical course among the four diagnostic categories established by the Association for Children with Terminal Conditions/Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (ACT/RCPCH), and (iii) was different to published populations in pediatric palliative care regarding diagnoses, care and place of death...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598122/-adverse-drug-reactions-in-sichuan-children-during-2012-2014
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Chang Liu, Dan Peng, Shan Lan, Qiang Zhang
OBJECTIVES: To determine the characteristics of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in children. METHODS: Reported ADRs in the patients aged from 0-18 years were extracted from the 2012-2014 Sichuan ADR surveillance system.The time trend,category of ADRs [system organ class (SOC)],outcomes,and demographic characteristics of the patients were analyzed. RESULTS: The reported paediatric ADRs increased over time;most occurred in males (7 709,56.40%) and preschool children (5 928,43...
November 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596289/paediatric-sepsis-the-under-recognised-killer-quality-improvement-initiative-of-outreach-teaching-in-paediatric-sepsis
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Claire Elizabeth Stewart, Trisha Radia, Kazim Ghafoor
Sepsis is the leading cause of child's death, yet it is well known that the rapid initiation of simple, timely interventions reduces morbidity and mortality. This paper shares our findings on the barriers doctors in training have identified to delivering such care. We also share the results of a pilot paediatric intensive care unit outreach teaching programme designed to directly address these highlighted concerns.
June 8, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Education and Practice Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589525/cerliponase-alfa-first-global-approval
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Anthony Markham
Cerliponase alfa (Brineura™) is a recombinant human tripeptidyl peptidase-1 (TPP1) being developed by BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. for use in patients with neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis type 2 (CLN2), a paediatric neurodegenerative disease caused by a deficiency in TPP1. CLN2 is characterised by progressive impairment of motor function, language deficiencies, seizures, ataxia, blindness and early death, and intracerebroventricular infusion of cerliponase alfa has been shown to reduce the progression of functional decline...
June 6, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588977/determinants-of-morbidity-and-mortality-following-emergency-abdominal-surgery-in-children-in-low-income-and-middle-income-countries
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BACKGROUND: Child health is a key priority on the global health agenda, yet the provision of essential and emergency surgery in children is patchy in resource-poor regions. This study was aimed to determine the mortality risk for emergency abdominal paediatric surgery in low-income countries globally. METHODS: Multicentre, international, prospective, cohort study. Self-selected surgical units performing emergency abdominal surgery submitted prespecified data for consecutive children aged <16 years during a 2-week period between July and December 2014...
November 2016: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581460/mrd-response-in-a-refractory-paediatric-t-all-patient-through-anti-programmed-cell-death-1-pd-1-ab-treatment-associated-with-induction-of-fatal-gvhd
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A-M Boekstegers, F Blaeschke, I Schmid, V Wiebking, S Immler, F Hoffmann, K Bochmann, S Müller, T G P Grünewald, J Feucht, T Feuchtinger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 5, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579111/clinical-features-and-prognosis-of-infective-endocarditis-in-children-insights-from-a-tunisian-multicentre-registry
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Walid Jomaa, Imen Ben Ali, Dorra Abid, Samia Hajri Ernez, Leila Abid, Faten Triki, Samir Kammoun, Anissa Gharbi, Oussama Ben Rejeb, Abdallah Mahdhaoui, Gouider Jeridi, Mohamed A Azaiez, Aymen El Hraiech, Khaldoun Ben Hamda, Faouzi Maatouk
BACKGROUND: Infective endocarditis (IE) is a rare condition in the paediatric setting. No data on the epidemiology and prognosis of IE in children are available from North African countries. AIM: To investigate the epidemiological profile and prognosis of IE in children in Tunisia. METHODS: All patients aged≤18 years presenting with IE in three Tunisian tertiary care centres between January 1997 and September 2013 were included. Clinical features and 30-day and 6-month mortality rates were studied...
May 31, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548453/mortality-in-type-1-diabetes-diagnosed-in-childhood-in-northern-ireland-during-1989-2012-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Eileen Morgan, Catherine R Black, Noina Abid, Christopher R Cardwell, David R McCance, Christopher C Patterson
OBJECTIVE: To investigate long-term mortality rates and causes of death in individuals diagnosed with type 1 diabetes before the age of 15 years during the period 1989-2012 or known to paediatric diabetes teams in 1989, in Northern Ireland. METHODS: A cohort of 3129 patients from the Northern Ireland Childhood Diabetes Register was linked to death registrations and underlying causes, coded according to ICD-9 or ICD-10. Standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) were calculated as the ratio of observed to expected deaths by sex, attained age, time since diagnosis, calendar period, and cause of death...
May 26, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543931/severe-asthma-in-children
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Andrew Bush, Louise Fleming, Sejal Saglani
Most children with asthma have their disease easily controlled if low-dose inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) are regularly and correctly administered. If a child presents with asthma which is apparently resistant to therapy with high-dose ICS and other controllers, then they have problematic severe asthma. However, in light of the UK National Review of Asthma Deaths, definitions of severe asthma based solely on the levels of prescribed treatment are too narrow. A detailed assessment of all such children should be performed...
May 25, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542715/hyperleucocytosis-in-paediatric-acute-myeloid-leukaemia-the-challenge-of-white-blood-cell-counts-above-200%C3%A2-%C3%A3-%C3%A2-10-9-l-the-nopho-experience-1984-2014
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Bernward Zeller, Heidi Glosli, Erik Forestier, Shau-Yin Ha, Kirsi Jahnukainen, Ólafur G Jónsson, Birgitte Lausen, Josefine Palle, Henrik Hasle, Jonas Abrahamsson
Hyperleucocytosis in paediatric acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. We studied hyperleucocytosis in 890 patients with AML aged 0-18 years registered in the Nordic Society of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology (NOPHO) registry, with special focus on very high white blood cell counts (WBC >200 × 10/l). Eighty-six patients (10%) had WBC 100-199 × 10(9) /l and 57 (6%) had WBC ≥200 × 10(9) /l. Patients with WBC ≥200 × 10(9) /l had a high frequency of t(9;11) and a paucity of trisomy 8...
May 25, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540398/transcatheter-retrieval-of-cardiovascular-foreign-bodies-in-children-a-15-year-single-centre-experience
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Vikram Kudumula, Oliver Stumper, Patrick Noonan, Chetan Mehta, Joseph De Giovanni, John Stickley, Rami Dhillon, Vinay Bhole
There has been a rapid increase in the practice of interventional catheter treatment of congenital heart disease. Catheter retrieval of embolized cardiac devices and other foreign bodies is essential, yet no large studies have been reported in the paediatric population. Retrospective 15-year review of all children who underwent transcatheter foreign body retrieval in a tertiary cardiac centre from January 1997 to September 2012. Transcatheter retrieval of foreign bodies from the cardiovascular system was attempted in 78 patients [median age 4 (0...
May 24, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538229/treatment-outcome-in-patients-with-primary-central-nervous-system-germ-cell-tumour-clinical-experience-from-a-regional-cancer-centre-in-north-india
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Ahitagni Biswas, Pramod Kumar Julka, Sameer Bakhshi, Manmohan Singh, Goura Kishor Rath
BACKGROUND: Primary intracranial germ cell tumour is a rare entity and constitutes 2-3% of all paediatric brain tumours in Western countries. We herein intend to report the clinical features and treatment outcome of patients with primary central nervous system germ cell tumour treated at our institute. METHODS: Clinical data were collected by retrospective chart review from 2006 to 2012. Histopathology slides were reviewed and relevant immunohistochemistry stains were done...
May 25, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530040/adolescents-with-hiv-and-transition-to-adult-care-in-the-caribbean-central-america-and-south-america-eastern-europe-and-asia-and-pacific-regions
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Heather Bailey, Maria Letícia Santos Cruz, Wipaporn Natalie Songtaweesin, Thanyawee Puthanakit
INTRODUCTION: The HIV epidemics in the Caribbean, Central America and South America (CCASA), Eastern Europe (EE) and Asia and Pacific (AP) regions are diverse epidemics affecting different key populations in predominantly middle-income countries. This narrative review describes the populations of HIV-positive youth approaching adolescence and adulthood in CCASA, EE and AP, what is known of their outcomes in paediatric and adult care to date, ongoing research efforts and future research priorities...
May 16, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513085/systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-endoscopic-dilation-is-highly-effective-and-safe-in-children-and-adults-with-eosinophilic-oesophagitis
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REVIEW
F J Moawad, J Molina-Infante, A J Lucendo, S E Cantrell, L Tmanova, K M Douglas
BACKGROUND: Oesophageal dilation is frequently used as an adjunct treatment to alleviate symptoms that develop from fibrostenotic remodelling in eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE). Earlier reports described an increased risk of complications associated with dilation. AIM: Perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the efficacy and safety of endoscopic dilation in children and adults with EoE. METHODS: Professional librarians searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane library, Scopus, and Web of Science for articles in any language describing studies of dilation in EoE through December 2016...
May 17, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510647/epicardial-cardioverter-defibrillator-implantation-in-a-4-month-old-infant-bridged-to-heart-transplantation
#20
Cristina Carro, Alberto Francesco Cereda, Giuseppe Annoni, Stefano Maria Marianeschi
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is the gold standard therapy for the prevention of sudden cardiac death. Nevertheless, ICD placement in the paediatric population is still limited because of several technical difficulties. Several implantation techniques have been proposed but experience in infants with very low weight and less than 6 months is very limited. We herein describe a case of a minimally invasive ICD epicardial implantation in a 4-month-old infant weighing 5 kg. A diagnosis of arrhythmic cardiomyopathy with left ventricular non-compaction disease with ventricular tachycardia storms, QT prolongation and Wolff-Parkinson-White pattern was made...
May 16, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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