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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762341/radiation-exposure-to-the-surgeons-and-patients-in-fluoroscopic-guided-segmental-pedicle-screw-placement-for-pediatric-scoliosis
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Hiroyuki Yoshihara, Carl B Paulino
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective case series OBJECTIVE.: To analyze the radiation exposure to the surgeons and patients in fluoroscopic-guided segmental pedicle screw placement for pediatric scoliosis SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA.: Fluoroscopic-guided pedicle screw placement is a safer technique for pedicle screw placement in spinal deformity. However, radiation exposure is a concern, particularly for spine surgeons due to the requirement of multiple pedicle screws in spinal deformity surgery...
May 14, 2018: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750647/the-etiologies-and-incidences-of-congenital-hypothyroidism-before-and-after-neonatal-tsh-screening-program-implementation-a-study-in-southern-thailand
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Somchit Jaruratanasirikul, Jutarat Piriyaphan, Tansit Saengkaew, Waricha Janjindamai, Hutcha Sriplung
BACKGROUND: Congenital hypothyroidism (CH) is one of the common causes of intellectual disability which can be prevented by early detection of an elevated thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level in the newborn and by treatment with thyroxine. In Thailand, neonatal TSH screening was implemented nationwide in 2005. The objective of the study was to determine the etiologies and the estimated incidences of CH in southern Thailand before and after the implementation of a neonatal TSH screening program in 2005...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749329/is-celiac-disease-misdiagnosed-in-children-with-functional-constipation
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Sezin Akman, Özlem Şahaloğlu, Ceyhun Dalkan, Nerin Nadir Bahçeciler, Çiğdem Arıkan
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Functional constipation is one of the common problems in childhood, and it comprises approximately 5% of the pediatric outpatient clinical applications. On the other hand, celiac disease (CD) is an immune enteropathy with the prevalence between 1/150 and 1/200. In addition to the classical symptoms of the disease such as diarrhea and weight loss, the incidence of atypical symptoms is increasing. This study aims to determine the prevalence of CD in patients with chronic constipation...
March 2018: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729040/demographic-and-clinicopathologic-distribution-of-head-and-neck-malignant-tumors-in-pediatric-patients-from-a-brazilian-population-a-retrospective-study
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Lady Paola Aristizabal Arboleda, Iva Loureiro Hoffmann, Izilda Aparecida Cardinalli, Alan Roger Santos-Silva, Regina Maria Holanda de Mendonça
BACKGROUND: The incidence of pediatric head and neck cancer (PHNC) is increasing worldwide, especially when compared with childhood cancer in general. However, there is still a lack of knowledge about the demographic profile of such patients across the globe. Therefore, the aim of this study was to describe demographic, topographic and histopathological features of pediatric head and neck cancer patients from a single Brazilian institution. METHODS: Medical records were retrospectively reviewed for all cancer cases diagnosed from 1986 to 2016 affecting patients aged 19-years and younger...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726593/surgical-management-of-neck-pain-and-headache-associated-with-pediatric-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis
#5
Paul Krakovitz, Christine Cairns, Bahareh Michelle Schweiger, Brian Burkey
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Case reports of a painful variant of Hashimoto's thyroiditis exist in the literature; however, these cases have only been documented in adult patients and there are no standard treatment guidelines. The aim of this study was to describe an alternative management for Hashimoto's thyroiditis associated with medically intractable head and neck pain in the pediatric population. STUDY DESIGN: Case series with chart review. METHODS: The study was conducted in the Section of Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Cleveland Clinic...
May 4, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723132/endoscopic-cauterization-with-pneumatic-distension-for-piriform-fossa-sinus-tracts
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María Elena Carazo Palacios, Carlos Gutiérrez, Ignacio Miró, Georgina Sanchís, Vicente Ibáñez, Juan José Vila
INTRODUCTION: Piriform fossa sinus tracts (PFSTs) are a cause of recurrent neck infections in the pediatric population. Conventional management required open resection, but over the last years minimally invasive approaches have been reported in an attempt to endoscopically obliterate the PFST, using different methods such as electrocautery, laser, trichloroacetic acid, or silver nitrate. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We undertook a retrospective review of the medical records of 12 children (aged 4 months to 14 years) with PFSTs treated with endoscopic sclerosis with diathermy (ESD) between 2010 and 2016 at a tertiary care children's hospital...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721936/overexpression-of-type-3-iodothyronine-deiodinase-reduces-cone-death-in-the-leber-congenital-amaurosis-model-mice
#7
Fan Yang, Hongwei Ma, Sanford L Boye, William W Hauswirth, Xi-Qin Ding
Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) is a devastating pediatric retinal degenerative disease, accounting for 20% of blindness in children attending schools for the blind. Mutations in the RPE65 gene, which encodes the retinal pigment epithelium-specific isomerohydrolase RPE65, account for 16% of all LCA cases. Recent findings have linked cone photoreceptor viability to thyroid hormone (TH) signaling. TH signaling regulates cell proliferation, differentiation, and metabolism. At the cellular level, TH action is regulated by the two iodothyronine deiodinases, DIO2 and DIO3...
2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714678/thyroid-nodules-in-pediatric-patients-sonographic-characteristics-and-likelihood-of-cancer
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Danielle M Richman, Carol B Benson, Peter M Doubilet, Hope E Peters, Stephen A Huang, Elizabeth Asch, Ari J Wassner, Jessica R Smith, Christine E Cherella, Mary C Frates
Purpose To determine the relationship between demographic and sonographic characteristics of thyroid nodules and malignancy in a pediatric population. Materials and Methods All thyroid nodules in patients younger than 19 years that underwent ultrasound (US)-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy between January 2004 and July 2017 were retrospectively identified. Age, sex, and background appearance of the thyroid gland were recorded for each patient, and sonographic characteristics and pathologic diagnosis were recorded for each nodule...
April 30, 2018: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708883/graves-disease-following-allogenic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-severe-aplastic-anemia-case-report-and-literature-review
#9
Ahu Paketçi, Korcan Demir, Özlem Tüfekçi, Sezer Acar, Ayhan Abacı, Şebnem Yılmaz, Ece Böber
BACKGROUND: Similar autoimmune processes (defective T-cell function) take place during the pathogenesis of aplastic anemia (AA) and Graves' disease (GD). Antithyroid drugs used for the management of GD may induce AA and GD may occur following treatment of severe aplastic anemia (SAA). CASE PRESENTATION: Clinical and laboratory investigations were performed for an 11-year-and-2-month-old girl who was referred for bilateral exophthalmus and abnormal thyroid function tests...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699389/a-synopsis-on-current-practice-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-patients-with-turner-syndrome-in-turkey-a-survey-of-18-pediatric-endocrinology-centers
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Ahmet Uçar, Ayhan Abacı, Özgür Pirgon, Bumin Dündar, Filiz Tütüncüler, Gönül Çatlı, Ahmet Anık, Aylin Kılınç Uğurlu, Atilla Büyükgebiz
Objective: A comprehensive survey was conducted courtesy of the Turkish Turner study group to evaluate the shortcomings of clinical care in patients with Turner syndrome (TS) in Turkey. Methods: A structured questionnaire prepared by the Turner study group in Turkey, which covers relevant aspects of the care of patients with TS, was sent to all pediatric endocrinology centers. Results: Eighteen centers (41%) returned the questionnaire. In the majority of the centers, diagnostic genetic testing, screening for Y chromosomal material, protocols regarding the timing and posology of growth hormone (GH) and estrogen, thrombophilia screening, fertility information, and screening for glucose intolerance, thyroid, and coeliac diseases in patients with TS were in line with the current consensus...
April 27, 2018: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693796/a-phase-1-study-of-cabozantinib-in-children-and-adolescents-with-recurrent-or-refractory-solid-tumors-including-cns-tumors-trial-advl1211-a-report-from-the-children-s-oncology-group
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Meredith K Chuk, Brigitte C Widemann, Charles G Minard, Xiaowei Liu, AeRang Kim, Melanie Brooke Bernhardt, Rachel A Kudgus, Joel M Reid, Stephan D Voss, Susan Blaney, Elizabeth Fox, Brenda J Weigel
BACKGROUND: We conducted a phase 1 trial to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD), toxicity profile, pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD), and preliminary activity of cabozantinib in children with refractory or relapsed solid tumors. METHODS: Patients received cabozantinib tablets on a continuous dosing schedule in a rolling-six escalating phase 1 trial design. PK and PD studies were performed. RESULTS: Forty-one patients, median (range) age 13 (4-18) years, received cabozantinib to achieve a weekly cumulative dose equivalent to 30 (n = 6), 40 (n = 23)...
April 25, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690556/fine-needle-aspiration-cytology-for-neck-masses-in-childhood-an-illustrative-approach
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Consolato Sergi, Aneesh Dhiman, Jo-Ann Gray
The primary indication of fine-needle aspiration cytology of the head and neck region is a thyroid nodule or a mass located in the cervical area or the head. Although a thyroid nodule may raise the suspicion of malignancy, less than one in 20 cases results in a carcinoma. In addition, the list of differential diagnoses is quite different according to the age of the patient. A number of benign lesions, such as branchial cysts, sialadenosis, and sialoadenitis are often seen in childhood and youth. The malignant lesions that are on the top of the list of a pediatric mass of the head and neck (H&N) region include rhabdomyosarcoma, neuroblastoma, and papillary carcinoma of the thyroid gland...
April 22, 2018: Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672887/young-age-is-associated-with-increased-rates-of-residual-recurrent-pediatric-differentiated-thyroid-carcinoma
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Sarah Hampson, Derek Stephens, Jonathan D Wasserman
OBJECTIVE: Differentiated thyroid carcinoma is rare in young children. There are conflicting data as to whether disease in this age group differs from that in adolescents and specifically, if it is more aggressive. Current practice guidelines do not differentiate treatment between these groups, but speculate that differences may exist. We sought to compare clinical features, treatment and outcomes between children (<12 years) and adolescents (12-18 years) with thyroid nodules and thyroid malignancy over a 20 year period...
April 19, 2018: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664655/short-term-assessment-of-hsct-effects-on-the-hypothalamus-pituitary-axis-in-pediatric-thalassemic-patients
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Amir Ali Hamidieh, Fariba Mohseni, Maryam Behfar, Zohreh Hamidi, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Mohamad Pajouhi, Bagher Larijani, Mohammad-Reza Mohajeri-Tehrani, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh
BACKGROUND: Beta thalassemia major (BTM) and its treatment by hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) may have deleterious effects on the endocrine systems. We assessed endocrine complications of HSCT in pediatric patients for 3 months. METHODS: In 20 (6 female) pediatric major thalassemic patients (mean age of 10.8 ± 3.9 years old), prolactin, luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), T4, T3, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), IGF-1, testosterone (in males) or estradiol (in females) were measured as a batch at the Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Center (EMRC) of Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) laboratories before HSCT and 1 and 3 months afterwards...
February 1, 2018: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662267/decrement-in-bone-mineral-density-after-parathyroidectomy-in-a-pediatric-patient-with-primary-hyperparathyroidism
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Hidechika Morimoto, Hisakazu Nakajima, Jun Mori, Shota Fukuhara, Keiichi Shigehara, Shinsuke Adachi, Hajime Hosoi
Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHT) causes increased bone turnover, leading to reduction in bone mineral density (BMD). Parathyroidectomy is a definitive therapy and improves BMD in adult patients with PHT. However, there are no reports regarding alterations of BMD in pediatric or adolescent patients with PHT. Here, we report a case of a 13-yr-old boy with PHT who was referred to our institution for evaluation of hypercalcemia and hyperparathyroidism. Radiological investigation revealed an ectopic parathyroid adenoma below the right thyroid lobe...
2018: Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology: Case Reports and Clinical Investigations: Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661472/news-about-the-genetics-of-congenital-primary-adrenal-insufficiency
#16
Florence Roucher-Boulez, Delphine Mallet-Motak, Véronique Tardy-Guidollet, Rita Menassa, Claire Goursaud, Ingrid Plotton, Yves Morel
Primary adrenal insufficiency (PAI) is characterized by impaired production of steroid hormones due to an adrenal cortex defect. This condition incurs a risk of acute insufficiency which may be life-threatening. Today, 80% of pediatric forms of PAI have a genetic origin but 5% have no clear genetic support. Recently discovered mutations in genes relating to oxidative stress have opened the way to research on genes unrelated to the adrenal gland. Identification of causal mutations in a gene responsible for PAI allows genetic counseling, guidance of follow-up and prevention of complications...
April 13, 2018: Annales D'endocrinologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659391/pediatric-patient-with-cerebral-metastasis-from-papillary-thyroid-cancer
#17
Katrina Korhonen, Hongming Zhuang
Brain metastasis from papillary thyroid carcinoma is uncommon. Concurrent cerebral and pulmonary metastases from papillary thyroid carcinoma is rare, especially in pediatric patients. We report a case of a brain metastasis revealed on post-therapy I scan in a 12 year old girl with thyroid cancer who also had diffuse pulmonary metastases which were partially responsive to sequential I therapy.
June 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642833/-management-and-treatment-difficulties-of-multi-drug-resistant-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-a-pediatric-case
#18
Selda Hançerli Törün, Emine Manolya Acar, Ayper Somer, Gonca Erköse, Dilek Şatana, Zuhal Bayramoğlu, Emine Çalışkan, Zeki Kılıçaslan
Tuberculosis continues to be a major health problem worldwide. Multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) infection that occurs in childhood is caused by adult MDR-TB agents which are in circulation and resistant to primary drugs. In this case report a 17-month-old child with MDR-TB who was cured after a 24-month therapy regimen was presented. Physical examination of a 17-month-old girl admitted to the hospital with the cause of recurrent pneumonia revealed a rubbery lymphadenopathy less than 2 cm in the right upper cervical region...
January 2018: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628400/-prevalence-and-prognostic-value-of-non-thyroidal-illness-syndrome-among-critically-ill-children
#19
Sohair Sayed Abu El-Ella, Muhammad Said El-Mekkawy, Mohamed Abdelrahman El-Dihemey
INTRODUCTION: Alterations in thyroid hormones during critical illness, known as non-thyroidal illness syndrome (NTIS), were suggested to have a prognostic value. However, pediatric data is limited. The aim of this study was to assess prevalence and prognostic value of NTIS among critically ill children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective observational study conducted on 70 critically ill children admitted into pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Free triiodothyronine (FT3), free thyroxine (FT4), and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) were measured within 24hours of PICU admission...
April 5, 2018: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626393/cyto-morphologic-spectrum-of-thyroid-lesions-in-children
#20
Priya Pathak, Pooja Sharma, Aditi Daga, Sonal Sharma
INTRODUCTION: Fine needle aspiration (FNA) is routinely used in triaging thyroid lesions in adults. However, role of FNA in pediatric thyroid lesions is less studied. AIM AND OBJECTIVE: To study the cyto-morphologic spectrum of thyroid lesions in pediatric population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis (duration-6 years) of thyroid FNA for patients who were 18 years or younger was conducted. The aspirates were classified according to the Bethesda System for Reporting Cytopathology...
April 6, 2018: Diagnostic Cytopathology
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