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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318749/experience-and-outcomes-of-micrografting-for-major-paediatric-burns
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H Rode, R Martinez, D Potgieter, S Adams, A D Rogers
BACKGROUND: The deficit of donor sites in major burns over 50% of the total body surface area has necessitated the application of methods besides traditional meshed autografting to achieve definitive skin cover. The Meek micrografting technique was introduced at this hospital in 2011, especially in the absence of a reliable source of deceased donor allograft skin. The purpose of this study was to evaluate this strategy with reference to its technical execution, efficacy and indications in the context of major paediatric burn surgery...
March 15, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318729/acute-cerebellitis-in-paediatric-patients-our-experience
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J P García-Iñiguez, F J López-Pisón, P Madurga Revilla, I Montejo Gañán, M Domínguez Cajal, L Monge Galindo, S B Sánchez Marco, M C García Jiménez
INTRODUCTION: Acute cerebellitis is a rare inflammatory disease with a highly variable clinical course that ranges from benign self-limiting symptoms to a fulminant presentation associated with a high risk of death due to compression of the posterior fossa, acute hydrocephalus, and intracranial hypertension. METHODS: We reviewed clinical, laboratory, and radiological findings from children diagnosed with acute cerebellitis between May 2007 and November 2016. We analysed treatments and clinical and radiological progression...
March 15, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303815/prevalence-and-characterization-of-rotaviruses-in-children-hospitalized-for-diarrheal-disease-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-pune
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296528/the-impact-of-early-hyperglycaemia-on-children-with-traumatic-brain-injury
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Yue-Qiang Fu, Shu-Ling Chong, Jan Hau Lee, Cheng-Jun Liu, Sheng Fu, Tsee Foong Loh, Kee Chong Ng, Feng Xu
OBJECTIVE: Hyperglycaemia is common amongst children with traumatic brain injury (TBI). We aim to investigate the association between early hyperglycaemia and poor clinical outcomes in children with moderate to severe TBI. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study in a tertiary paediatric hospital between May 2012 and October 2014 of all patients with TBI who were aged <16 years with a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) of ≤13. The primary outcome was death. Secondary outcomes were 14 ventilation-free, 14 paediatric intensive care unit (PICU)-free and 28 hospital-free days...
2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292743/-the-score-matters-wide-variations-in-predictive-performance-of-18-paediatric-track-and-trigger-systems
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Susan M Chapman, Jo Wray, Kate Oulton, Christina Pagel, Samiran Ray, Mark J Peters
OBJECTIVE: To compare the predictive performance of 18 paediatric early warning systems (PEWS) in predicting critical deterioration. DESIGN: Retrospective case-controlled study. PEWS values were calculated from existing clinical data, and the area under the receiver operator characteristic curve (AUROC) compared. SETTING: UK tertiary referral children's hospital. PATIENTS: Patients without a 'do not attempt resuscitation' order admitted between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2012...
March 14, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290258/parent-reports-of-health-related-quality-of-life-and-heart-failure-severity-score-independently-predict-outcome-in-children-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Susanna L den Boer, Sara J Baart, Marijke H van der Meulen, Gabriëlle G van Iperen, Ad P Backx, Arend D Ten Harkel, Lukas A Rammeloo, Gideon J du Marchie Sarvaas, Ronald B Tanke, Willem A Helbing, Elisabeth M Utens, Michiel Dalinghaus
BACKGROUND: Dilated cardiomyopathy in children causes heart failure and has a poor prognosis. Health-related quality of life in this patient group is unknown. Moreover, results may provide detailed information of parents' sense of their child's functioning. We hypothesised that health-related quality of life, as rated by parents, and the paediatric heart failure score, as assessed by physicians, have both predictive value on outcome. Methods and results In this prospective study, health-related quality of life was assessed by parent reports: the Infant Toddler Quality of Life questionnaire (0-4 years) or Child Health Questionnaire-Parent Form 50 (4-18 years) at 3-6-month intervals...
March 14, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287056/the-total-inotrope-exposure-score-an-extension-of-the-vasoactive-inotrope-score-as-a-predictor-of-adverse-outcomes-after-paediatric-cardiac-surgery
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Harish Bangalore, Michael Gaies, Elena C Ocampo, Jeffrey S Heinle, Danielle Guffey, Charles G Minard, Paul Checchia, Lara S Shekerdemian
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to explore and compare the association between a new vasoactive score - the Total Inotrope Exposure Score - and outcome and the established Vasoactive Inotrope Score in children undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass DESIGN: The present study was a single-centre, retrospective study. SETTING: The study was carried out at a 21-bed cardiovascular ICU in a Tertiary Children's Hospital between September, 2010 and May, 2011 METHODS: The Total Inotrope Exposure Score is a new vasoactive score that brings together cumulative vasoactive drug exposure and incorporates dose adjustments over time...
March 13, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287055/congenital-pulmonary-lymphangiectasia-and-early-mortality-after-stage-1-reconstruction-procedures
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Jeremy L Herrmann, Mallory L Irons, Christopher E Mascio, Jack Rychik, Thomas L Spray, J William Gaynor, Jennifer E Pogoriler
OBJECTIVES: Pulmonary lymphangiectasia associated with hypoplastic left heart syndrome with an intact or restrictive atrial septum may result from increased left atrial pressure, and is associated with worse outcomes following staged reconstruction due to lung dysfunction and significant hypoxaemia. Our objective was to characterise the incidence of pulmonary lymphangiectasia in cases of early mortality following stage 1 reconstructions. METHODS: An institutional cardiac surgical database was retrospectively searched for patients who died within 30 days following a stage 1 reconstruction between 1 January, 1984 and 31 December, 2013...
March 13, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283470/rheumatic-fever-with-severe-carditis-still-prevalent-in-the-south-west-pacific
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Taran Kaur Nandra, Nigel J Wilson, John Artrip, Bruno Pagis
Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) has a worldwide prevalence of 33 million cases and 270 000 deaths annually, making it the most common acquired heart disease in the world. There is a disparate global burden in developing countries. This case report aims to address the minimal RHD coverage by the international medical community. A Tahitian boy aged 10 years was diagnosed with advanced heart failure secondary to RHD at a local clinic. Previous, subtle symptoms of changes in handwriting and months of fever had gone unrecognised...
March 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281429/single-centre-experience-of-allogeneic-haemopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-in-paediatric-patients-in-cape-town-south-africa
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A Van Eyssen, N Novitsky, P De Wit, T Schlaphoff, V Thomas, D Pillay, M Hendricks, A Davidson
BACKGROUND: Allogeneic haemopoietic stem cell transplant (Allo-HSCT) is a specialised and costly intervention, associated with significant morbidity and mortality. It is used to treat a broad range of paediatric conditions. South Africa (SA) is an upper middle-income country with limitations on healthcare spending. The role of paediatric Allo-HSCT in this setting is reviewed. OBJECTIVES: To review paediatric patients who underwent Allo-HSCT at the Groote Schuur Hospital/University of Cape Town Private Academic Hospital transplant unit in Cape Town, South Africa, and received post-transplant care at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, over the period January 2006 - December 2014 in respect of indications for the transplant, donor sources, conditioning regimens, treatment-related morbidity and overall survival (OS)...
February 27, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281427/trends-in-admissions-morbidity-and-outcomes-at-red-cross-war-memorial-children-s-hospital-cape-town-2004-2013
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Y Isaacs-Long, L Myer, H J Zar
BACKGROUND: Routinely collected patient information has the potential to yield valuable information about health systems and population health, but there have been few comprehensive analyses of paediatric admissions at South African (SA) hospitals. OBJECTIVES: To investigate trends in hospitalisation and outcomes at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital (RCWMCH), a major referral hospital for children in the Western Cape and SA. Methods. Using routinely collected observational health data from the hospital informatics system, we investigated admissions between 2004 and 2013...
February 27, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279690/-early-clinical-trials-in-paediatric-oncology-in-spain-a-nationwide-perspective
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Francisco Bautista, Soledad Gallego, Adela Cañete, Jaume Mora, Cristina Díaz de Heredia, Ofelia Cruz, José María Fernández, Susana Rives, Pablo Berlanga, Raquel Hladun, Antonio Juan Ribelles, Luis Madero, Manuel Ramírez, Rafael Fernández Delgado, Antonio Pérez-Martínez, Cristina Mata, Anna Llort, Javier Martín Broto, María Elena Cela, Gema Ramírez, Constantino Sábado, Tomás Acha, Itziar Astigarraga, Ana Sastre, Ascensión Muñoz, Mercedes Guibelalde, Lucas Moreno
INTRODUCTION: Cancer is the leading cause of death between the first year of life and adolescence, and some types of diseases are still a major challenge in terms of cure. There is, therefore, a major need for new drugs. Recent findings in cancer biology open the door to the development of targeted therapies against individual molecular changes, as well as immunotherapy. Promising results in adult anti-cancer drug development have not yet been translated into paediatric clinical practice...
March 6, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274015/anaphylaxis-complicated-by-acute-respiratory-distress-and-fatal-outcome-in-a-nigerian-family
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Efeturi Agelebe, Tawakalit Lily Musa, Idowu Adebowale Ajayi, Olusola Adetunji Oyedeji
Reports on hypersensitivity diseases in Nigerians are rare. We report the incidence of anaphylaxis in three siblings following fatal outcome in their mother. Urticarial rashes were noticed in three siblings' resident in a South Western Nigerian town, one week before presentation at our facility. All the three siblings developed respiratory distress four days after the rash was noticed. Onset of respiratory distress made the family seek care at a private hospital, where they were admitted and treated with intravenous aminophylline and ceftriaxone...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268253/paediatric-horse-related-trauma
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Jane E Theodore, Sigrid G Theodore, Kellie A Stockton, Roy M Kimble
AIM: This retrospective cohort study reported on the epidemiology of horse-related injuries for patients presenting to the only tertiary paediatric trauma hospital in Queensland. The secondary outcome was to examine the use of helmets and adult supervision. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) was examined in relation to helmet use. Morbidity and mortality were also recorded. METHODS: Included were all patients presenting with any horse-related trauma to the Royal Children's Hospital in Brisbane from January 2008 to August 2014...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267037/intravenous-lipid-emulsions-in-pediatric-patients-with-intestinal-failure
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Olivier Goulet, Cécile Lambe
The incidence of cholestatic liver disease (CLD) in pediatric patients suffering intestinal failure (IF) is not well established. Due to persistent portal inflammation, about 20% of these patients will progress to end-stage intestinal failure associated liver disease (IFALD) leading to liver transplant or death. PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Premature babies as well as infants with short bowel syndrome (SBS) and repeated sepsis (catheter or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth related) are at risk of developing CLD...
April 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262914/prophylactic-levosimendan-for-the-prevention-of-low-cardiac-output-syndrome-and-mortality-in-paediatric-patients-undergoing-surgery-for-congenital-heart-disease
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Johanna Hummel, Gerta Rücker, Brigitte Stiller
BACKGROUND: Low cardiac output syndrome remains a serious complication, and accounts for substantial morbidity and mortality in the postoperative course of paediatric patients undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease. Standard prophylactic and therapeutic strategies for low cardiac output syndrome are based mainly on catecholamines, which are effective drugs, but have considerable side effects. Levosimendan, a calcium sensitiser, enhances the myocardial function by generating more energy-efficient myocardial contractility than achieved via adrenergic stimulation with catecholamines...
March 6, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253523/mek-inhibition-appears-to-improve-symptom-control-in-primary-nras-driven-cns-melanoma-in-children
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Veronica A Kinsler, Patricia O'Hare, Thomas Jacques, Darren Hargrave, Olga Slater
BACKGROUND: Primary melanoma of the CNS in children is extremely rare, and usually linked to congenital melanocytic naevus syndrome, caused by mosaicism for oncogenic NRAS mutations. Outcome is fatal in all cases. Data from murine and in vitro studies suggest that MEK inhibition is a possible therapeutic option. METHODS: Four children with NRAS-mutated CNS melanoma were treated with Trametinib on a compassionate basis. RESULTS: All four had an improvement in symptoms and objectively in signs...
March 2, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247111/prospective-review-of-30-day-morbidity-and-mortality-in-a-paediatric-neurosurgical-unit
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Emer Campbell, Thomas Beez, Lorraine Todd
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to record the 30-day and inpatient morbidity and mortality in paediatric patients in a tertiary neuroscience centre over a 2-year period. The intentions were to establish the frequency of significant adverse events, review the current published rates of morbidity in paediatric neurosurgical patients and propose three clinical indicators for future comparison. METHODS: All deaths and adverse events were prospectively recorded from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2015...
February 28, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242616/safety-and-efficacy-of-chloral-hydrate-for-procedural-sedation-in-paediatric-ophthalmology-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Asimina Mataftsi, Paraskevi Malamaki, Efthymia Prousali, Paraskevi Riga, Dimitrios Lathyris, Nikolaos T Chalvatzis, Anna-Bettina Haidich
PURPOSE: Although chloral hydrate (CH) has been used as a sedative for decades, it is not widely accepted as a valid choice for ophthalmic examinations in uncooperative children. This study aimed to systematically review the literature on the drug's safety and efficacy. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CENTRAL, Google Scholar and Trip database to 1 October 2015, using the keywords 'chloral hydrate', 'paediatric' and 'procedural sedation OR diagnostic sedation'...
February 27, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236285/cardiovascular-effects-of-stimulant-and-non-stimulant-medication-for-children-and-adolescents-with-adhd-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-trials-of-methylphenidate-amphetamines-and-atomoxetine
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REVIEW
Leonie Hennissen, Mireille J Bakker, Tobias Banaschewski, Sara Carucci, David Coghill, Marina Danckaerts, Ralf W Dittmann, Chris Hollis, Hanna Kovshoff, Suzanne McCarthy, Peter Nagy, Edmund Sonuga-Barke, Ian C K Wong, Alessandro Zuddas, Eric Rosenthal, Jan K Buitelaar
BACKGROUND: Many children and adolescents with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are treated with stimulant and non-stimulant medication. ADHD medication may be associated with cardiovascular effects. It is important to identify whether mean group effects translate into clinically relevant increases for some individual patients, and/or increase the risk for serious cardiovascular adverse events such as stroke or sudden death. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate potential cardiovascular effects of these treatments, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of methylphenidate (MPH), amphetamines (AMP), and atomoxetine (ATX) on diastolic and systolic blood pressure (DBP, SBP) and heart rate (HR) in children and adolescents with ADHD...
March 2017: CNS Drugs
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