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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891787/evaluation-of-the-western-australian-register-of-developmental-anomalies-thirty-five-years-of-surveillance
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Wendy N Nembhard, Carol Bower
BACKGROUND: The birth defects component of the Western Australian Register for Developmental Anomalies (WARDA-BD) was evaluated to assess its efficiency, effectiveness, and data quality. METHODS: WARDA-BD was evaluated using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines for Evaluating Public Health Surveillance Systems and Data Quality Standards from the National Birth Defects Prevention Network. The evaluation included interviews with Register staff, local community organizations, parents, clinicians, and researchers; process observation; and secondary data analyses...
November 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891413/cost-effective-recruitment-need-for-24x7-paediatricians-in-the-state-general-hospitals-in-relation-to-the-reduction-of-infant-mortality
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Ranjana Chatterjee, Sukanta Chatterjee
INTRODUCTION: According to World Health Organisation (WHO), improvement of hospital based care can have an impact of upto 30% in reducing Infant Mortality Rate (IMR), whereas, strengthening universal outreach and family-community based care is known to have a greater impact. The study intends to assess how far gaps in the public health facilities contribute towards infant mortality, as 2/3(rd) of infant mortality is due to suboptimum care seeking and weak health system. AIM: To identify cost-effectiveness of employment of additional paediatric manpower to provide round the clock skilled service to reduce IMR in the present state health facilities at the district general hospitals...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873736/amber-necklaces-reasons-for-use-and-awareness-of-risk-associated-with-bacterial-colonisation
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Pauline Machet, Philippe Lanotte, Bruno Giraudeau, Marie Leperlier, Elsa Tavernier, Annabel Maruani
BACKGROUND: Parents are increasingly placing amber necklaces on their infants or toddlers to prevent teething pain. The use of the necklaces can pose a risk of death by strangulation, however, there are no data on the potential infectious risk linked to bacterial colonisation associated with the necklaces. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to analyse bacterial colonisation of amber necklaces worn by children during hospital consultations. MATERIAL & METHODS: This prospective observational study included all children wearing a teething necklace at consultation in the Paediatric Dermatology and the Paediatric Emergency Department of our hospital from April to December 2014...
November 21, 2016: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871233/a-retrospective-analysis-of-melioidosis-in-cambodian-children-2009-2013
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Paul Turner, Sabine Kloprogge, Thyl Miliya, Sona Soeng, Pisey Tan, Poda Sar, Pagnarith Yos, Catrin E Moore, Vanaporn Wuthiekanun, Direk Limmathurotsakul, Claudia Turner, Nicholas P J Day, David A B Dance
BACKGROUND: Melioidiosis, infection by Burkholderia pseudomallei, is an important but frequently under-recognised cause of morbidity and mortality in Southeast Asia and elsewhere in the tropics. Data on the epidemiology of paediatric melioidosis in Cambodia are extremely limited. METHODS: Culture-positive melioidosis cases presenting to Angkor Hospital for Children, a non-governmental paediatric hospital located in Siem Reap, Northern Cambodia, between 1(st) January 2009 and 31(st) December 2013 were identified by searches of hospital and laboratory databases and logbooks...
November 21, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866649/management-of-paediatric-splenic-injury-in-the-new-south-wales-trauma-system
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Susan E Adams, Andrew Holland, Julie Brown
: Since the 1980's, paediatric surgeons have increasingly managed blunt splenic injury (BSI) in children non-operatively. However, studies in North America have shown higher operation rates in non-paediatric centres and by adult surgeons. This association has not been examined elsewhere. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the management of BSI in New South Wales (NSW) children, to determine the patient and hospital factors related to the odds of operation. Secondarily, to investigate whether the likelihood of operation varied by year...
November 8, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863620/paediatric-airway-foreign-body-the-human-factors-influencing-patient-safety-in-our-hospitals
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O C Okonkwo, A Simons, J Nichani
Foreign bodies in the pediatric airway are an uncommon emergency with a high morbidity and mortality rate. Morbidity ranges from 10 to 20% worldwide and this pathology accounts for up to 7% of accidental deaths in children under 4. Dealing with this emergency safely and effectively is complex, requiring a tight coupling of procedures and processes and optimal anesthetic and operating conditions to prevent errors. These factors are recognized by the World Health Organization as 'Human Factors'. We perform a multi-center assessment of human factors pertinent to this emergency...
December 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852687/incidental-ebv-positivity-in-paediatric-post-transplant-specimens-demonstrates-the-need-for-stringent-criteria-for-diagnosing-post-transplant-lymphoproliferative-disorders
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Rebecca L King, Michele E Paessler, Matthew T Howard, Gerald B Wertheim
AIMS: To examine the need for minimal diagnostic criteria for post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLD) in children, we sought to determine the rate of incidental Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-positivity in tissues from organ transplant recipients (OTR). METHODS: EBV in situ hybridisation (ISH) was done retrospectively on tissue from 34 paediatric autopsies of OTR and paediatric tonsillectomy specimens from non-OTR (96) and OTR (6). Patients with a history of PTLD were excluded from both data sets...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843561/predictors-of-poor-outcome-among-children-with-heterotaxy-syndrome-a-retrospective-review
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Eiméar McGovern, Eoin Kelleher, James E Potts, John O'Brien, Kevin Walsh, Lars Nolke, Colin J McMahon
OBJECTIVE: To determine predictors of poor outcome in patients with heterotaxy syndrome. METHODS: A retrospective review of children with heterotaxy syndrome, in a single tertiary paediatric cardiology centre, was conducted between 1 January 1997 and 1 January 2014 to determine predictors of poor outcome. Poor outcome was defined as death, cardiac transplantation or New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class III or IV. RESULTS: There were 35 patients diagnosed with heterotaxy syndrome, 17 of whom were diagnosed antenatally...
2016: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836020/high-levels-of-pre-treatment-hiv-drug-resistance-and-treatment-failure-in-nigerian-children
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Ragna S Boerma, T Sonia Boender, Kim C E Sigaloff, Tobias F Rinke de Wit, Michael Boele van Hensbroek, Nicaise Ndembi, Titilope Adeyemo, Edamisan O Temiye, Akin Osibogun, Pascale Ondoa, Job C Calis, Alani Sulaimon Akanmu
INTRODUCTION: Pre-treatment HIV drug resistance (PDR) is an increasing problem in sub-Saharan Africa. Children are an especially vulnerable population to develop PDR given that paediatric second-line treatment options are limited. Although monitoring of PDR is important, data on the paediatric prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa and its consequences for treatment outcomes are scarce. We designed a prospective paediatric cohort study to document the prevalence of PDR and its effect on subsequent treatment failure in Nigeria, the country with the second highest number of HIV-infected children in the world...
2016: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834516/keeping-sick-children-in-hospital-safe-from-harm
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Alan Glasper
Emeritus Professor Alan Glasper, from the University of Southampton, discusses the quest by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health to improve safety and reduce preventable deaths in UK paediatric units.
November 10, 2016: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832748/invasive-mucormycosis-in-children-an-epidemiologic-study-in-european-and-non-european-countries-based-on-two-registries
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Zoi Dorothea Pana, Danila Seidel, Anna Skiada, Andreas H Groll, Georgios Petrikkos, Oliver A Cornely, Emmanuel Roilides
BACKGROUND: Mucormycosis has emerged as a rare but frequently fatal invasive fungal disease. Current knowledge on paediatric mucormycosis is based on case reports and small series reported over several decades. Contemporary data on a large cohort of patients is lacking. METHODS: Two large international registries (Zygomyco.net and FungiScope™) were searched for mucormycosis cases in ≤19 year-old patients. Cases enrolled between 2005 and 2014 were extracted, and dual entries in the two databases merged...
November 10, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832479/large-single-centre-experience-with-the-cera%C3%A2-and-ceraflex%C3%A2-occluders-for-closure-of-interatrial-communications-usefulness-of-the-flexible-rotation-feature
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Sotiria C Apostolopoulou, Alexandros Tsoutsinos, Cleo Laskari, Maria Kiaffas, Spyridon Rammos
We present our experience with the Cera (CO) and the CeraFlex occluder (CFO) in transcatheter closure of interatrial communications (IAC). Between 2013 and 2016, 201 patients (75 males, 16 with patent foramen ovale), aged 27 ± 19 (5-75) years, underwent percutaneous closure of IAC using CO or CFO in our institution. After transoesophageal imaging, the procedure was aborted in 7 young paediatric (6-13 years old) patients (3 multiple holes, 3 too small septum, 1 leak with 38 mm occlusion balloon). The occluder was removed prior to release in 11 patients (5...
November 10, 2016: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831598/prison-nursing-and-its-training
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M Sánchez-Roig, A Coll-Cámara
The main task of nurses is to take care of sick and healthy people and evaluate changes in their health conditions. The goal is to take the appropriate measures to help their recovery or guarantee a dignified death, and if possible, help them regain autonomy and independence. Nursing is present in different areas: primary health, mental health, accident and emergencies, intensive and coronary care, surgical care, paediatrics, geriatrics, public health, occupational health, teaching, etc. In our case, prison nursing, one of the least known branches of the profession, we wanted to investigate more deeply the work of nurses in prisons, which aspect of health care they are responsible for and to what type of population they are geared towards, as well as the necessary training to be able to work in such a particular environment...
December 2016: Revista Española de Sanidad Penitenciaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818218/role-of-microglia-in-a-mouse-model-of-paediatric-traumatic-brain-injury
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Vibol Chhor, Raffaella Moretti, Tifenn Le Charpentier, Stephanie Sigaut, Sophie Lebon, Leslie Schwendimann, Marie-Virginie Oré, Chiara Zuiani, Valentina Milan, Julien Josserand, Regina Vontell, Julien Pansiot, Vincent Degos, Chrysanthy Ikonomidou, Luigi Titomanlio, Henrik Hagberg, Pierre Gressens, Bobbi Fleiss
The cognitive and behavioural deficits caused by traumatic brain injury (TBI) to the immature brain are more severe and persistent than TBI in the mature brain. Understanding this developmental sensitivity is critical as children under four years of age sustain TBI more frequently than any other age group. Microglia (MG), resident immune cells of the brain that mediate neuroinflammation, are activated following TBI in the immature brain. However, the type and temporal profile of this activation and the consequences of altering it are still largely unknown...
November 4, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816410/a-10-year-epidemiological-study-of-paediatric-burns-at-the-welsh-centre-for-burns-and-plastic-surgery
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Leigh Sanyaolu, Muhammad Umair Javed, Micheal Eales, Sarah Hemington-Gorse
Paediatric burns make up a significant proportion of burn injured patients seen within the hospital setting and worldwide account for a significant proportion of unintentional deaths. Currently there is limited data on severe paediatric burns requiring intensive care support. Our study aimed primarily to describe the epidemiology of severe burns admitted to the intensive care unit at our centre receiving fluid resuscitation over a 10 year period. A secondary aim was to describe the referrals patterns in general over the same time period...
November 2, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815732/the-course-of-skull-deformation-from-birth-to-5%C3%A2-years-of-age-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Leo A van Vlimmeren, Raoul Hh Engelbert, Maaike Pelsma, Hans Mm Groenewoud, Magda M Boere-Boonekamp, Maria Wg Nijhuis-van der Sanden
: In a continuation of a prospective longitudinal cohort study in a healthy population on the course of skull shape from birth to 24 months, at 5 years of age, 248 children participated in a follow-up assessment using plagiocephalometry (ODDI-oblique diameter difference index, CPI-cranio proportional index). Data from the original study sampled at birth, 7 weeks, 6, 12, and 24 months were used in two linear mixed models. MAIN FINDINGS: (1) if deformational plagiocephaly (ODDI <104%) and/or positional preference at 7 weeks of age are absent, normal skull shape can be predicted at 5 years of age; (2) if positional preference occurs, ODDI is the highest at 7 weeks and decreases to a stable lowest value at 2 and 5 years of age; and (3) regarding brachycephaly, all children showed the highest CPI at 6 months of age with a gradual decrease over time...
November 4, 2016: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815089/association-between-excessive-bmi-increase-during-puberty-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-mortality-in-adult-men-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Claes Ohlsson, Maria Bygdell, Arvid Sondén, Annika Rosengren, Jenny M Kindblom
BACKGROUND: Being overweight during childhood and adolescence is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease in adulthood, but the relative contribution of prepubertal childhood BMI and BMI change during puberty to adult mortality due to cardiovascular disease is unknown. We assessed the contribution of these two distinct developmental BMI parameters for cardiovascular mortality in adult men. METHODS: As a part of the ongoing population-based BMI Epidemiology Study (BEST) in Gothenburg, Sweden, men born between 1945 and 1961 with information on both their childhood BMI at age 8 years and BMI change during puberty were included in the study and followed up until December, 2013...
December 2016: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810972/immunoglobulin-in-the-treatment-of-encephalitis-ignite-protocol-for-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
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M A Iro, M Sadarangani, M Absoud, W K Chong, C A Clark, A Easton, V Gray, R Kneen, M Lim, M Pike, T Solomon, A Vincent, L Willis, L-M Yu, A J Pollard
INTRODUCTION: Infectious and immune-mediated encephalitides are important but under-recognised causes of morbidity and mortality in childhood, with a 7% death rate and up to 50% morbidity after prolonged follow-up. There is a theoretical basis for ameliorating the immune response with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), which is supported by empirical evidence of a beneficial response following its use in the treatment of viral and autoimmune encephalitis. In immune-mediated encephalitis, IVIG is often used after a delay (by weeks in some cases), while diagnosis is confirmed...
November 3, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806810/childhood-acute-bacterial-meningitis-clinical-spectrum-bacteriological-profile-and-outcome
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Attia Bari, Fatima Zeeshan, Aiza Zafar, Hassan Ejaz, Aisha Iftikhar, Ahsan Waheed Rathore
OBJECTIVE: To determine the disease pattern, etiological agents and outcome of childhood acute bacterial meningitis. STUDY DESIGN: Adescriptive study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Department of Paediatric Medicine, The Children's Hospital, Lahore, from January to December 2012. METHODOLOGY: Atotal of 199 children between the ages of 1 month and 5 years, admitted with the diagnosis of meningitis on the basis of clinical findings and positive cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), were included...
October 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805241/congenital-heart-disease-and-down-syndrome-various-aspects-of-a-confirmed-association
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Sanaa Benhaourech, Abdenasser Drighil, Ayoub El Hammiri
BACKGROUND: Congenital heart disease (CHD) is frequently described in patients with Down syndrome (DS) and is the main cause of death in this population during the first two years of life. The spectrum of CHD patterns in DS varies widely worldwide; this variation could be due to sociodemographic, genetic and geographic factors. METHODS: A six-year retrospective, descriptive study was carried out from December 2008 to October 2014, based on the Paediatric Unit CHD registry of Ibn Rochd University Hospital...
September 2016: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
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