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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035309/serum-magnesium-levels-in-preterm-infants-are-higher-than-adult-levels-a-systematic-literature-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jacques Rigo, Catherine Pieltain, Viola Christmann, Francesco Bonsante, Sissel J Moltu, Silvia Iacobelli, Stéphane Marret
Magnesium (Mg) is an essential mineral in the body, impacting the synthesis of biomacromolecules, bone matrix development, energy production, as well as heart, nerve, and muscle function. Although the importance of Mg is evident, reference values for serum Mg (sMg) in pediatric patients (more specifically, in neonates) are not well established. This systematic literature review and meta-analysis (using 47 eligible studies) aims to quantify normal and tolerable ranges of sMg concentrations during the neonatal period and to highlight the factors influencing Mg levels and the importance of regulating sMg levels during pregnancy and birth...
October 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033391/breast-diseases-in-children-the-spectrum-of-radiologic-findings-in-a-cohort-study
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Emel Durmaz, Murat Alp Öztek, Hatice Arıöz Habibi, Uğur Kesimal, Hakkı Timur Sindel
PURPOSE: We aimed to investigate the spectrum of radiologic findings and referral reasons for breast diseases in children considering age-appropriate presentation. METHODS: Our retrospective cohort study included 348 consecutive pediatric patients aged <19 years (median, 13 years) referred to radiology with a clinical presentation between 2005 and 2016. Radiologic findings were reviewed in four age ranges (0-2 years, 2-8 years, 8-15 years, >15 years). RESULTS: Of 348 patients, 257 had a referral reason...
October 16, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029802/early-life-environmental-exposures-interact-with-genetic-susceptibility-variants-in-pediatric-patients-with-eosinophilic-esophagitis
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Elizabeth T Jensen, Jonathan T Kuhl, Lisa J Martin, Carl D Langefeld, Evan S Dellon, Marc E Rothenberg
BACKGROUND: Although eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is associated with certain gene variants, the rapidly increasing incidence of EoE suggests that environmental factors contribute to disease development. OBJECTIVE: We tested for gene-environment interaction between EoE-predisposing polymorphisms (within TSLP, LOC283710/KLF13, CAPN14, CCL26, and TGFB) and implicated early-life factors (antibiotic use in infancy, cesarean delivery, breast-feeding, neonatal intensive care unit [NICU] admission, and absence of pets in the home)...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028220/pediatric-brain-repair-from-endogenous-neural-stem-cells-of-the-subventricular-zone
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Yusuke Niimi, Steven W Levison
There is great interest in the regenerative potential of the neural stem cells and progenitors that populate the germinal zones of the immature brain. Studies using animal models of pediatric brain injuries have provided a clearer understanding of the responses of these progenitors to injury. In this review we have compared and contrasted the responses of the endogenous neural stem cells and progenitors of the subventricular zone in animal models of neonatal cerebral hypoxia-ischemia, neonatal stroke, congenital cardiac disease and pediatric traumatic brain injury...
October 13, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027741/recommendations-for-standardized-risk-factor-definitions-in-pediatric-hospital-acquired-venous-thromboembolism-to-inform-future-prevention-trials-communication-from-the-ssc-of-the-isth
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B R Branchford, A Mahajerin, L Raffini, E Chalmers, C H van Ommen, A K C Chan, N A Goldenberg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 16, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020335/hiv-drug-resistance-in-african-infants-and-young-children-newly-diagnosed-with-hiv-a-multicounty-analysis
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Michael R Jordan, Martina Penazzato, Amandine Cournil, Adolfo Vubil, Ilesh Jani, Gillian Hunt, Sergio Carmona, Gugu Maphalala, Nobuhle Mthethwa, Christine Watera, Pontiano Kaleebu, Christine Chakanyuka Musanhu, Sekesai Mtapuri-Zinyowera, Janet Dzangare, Martine Peeters, Chunfu Yang, Neil Parkin, Silvia Bertagnolio
Background: Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV programs have been scaled-up in many low- and middle-income countries; however, HIV drug resistance (HIVDR) data amongst HIV-1-infected young children remain limited. Methods: Surveys of pre-treatment HIVDR amongst children younger than 18 months of age who were diagnosed with HIV through Early Infant Diagnosis were conducted in five sub-Saharan African countries (Mozambique, Swaziland, South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabwe) between 2011 and 2014 following World Health Organization guidance...
August 8, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019757/pediatric-ovarian-torsion-spectrum-of-imaging-findings
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Akosua Sintim-Damoa, Anand Shyamcharan Majmudar, Harris L Cohen, Louis Swig Parvey
The accurate diagnosis of ovarian torsion is imperative, as loss of the ovary can have long-term consequences in terms of fertility. However, a nonspecific clinical presentation in conjunction with a highly variable imaging appearance makes the diagnosis of ovarian torsion challenging. This is complicated even further in the pediatric population, as these patients cannot always articulate their symptoms or provide an adequate medical history. Therefore, imaging has a critical role in the diagnosis of ovarian torsion in pediatric patients...
October 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019755/interstitial-lung-disease-in-children-made-easier%C3%A2-well-almost
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Thomas R Semple, Michael T Ashworth, Catherine M Owens
Interstitial lung disease (ILD) in pediatric patients is different from that in adults, with a vast array of pathologic conditions unique to childhood, varied modes of presentation, and a different range of radiologic appearances. Although rare, childhood ILD (chILD) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, most notably in conditions of disordered surfactant function, with respiratory failure in 100% of neonates with surfactant protein B dysfunction and 100% mortality without lung transplantation...
October 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019629/health-disparities-and-child-development-after-prematurity
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Frances A Carter, Michael E Msall
There is increased recognition that preterm neonates require sequential surveillance to capture the spectrum of coordination, communication, learning, and behavior regulation disorders that may occur in the first 5 years of life and beyond. In particular, the framework of follow-up needs to go beyond the detection of cerebral palsy, blindness, and deafness in the first 2 years of life for only those at highest preterm risk (ie, <28 weeks gestation, with combinations of severe cranial sonographic abnormalities, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, and retinopathy of prematurity)...
October 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018788/transition-from-laparotomy-to-laparoscopic-repair-of-congenital-duodenal-obstruction-in-neonates-our-early-experience
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Min Jeng Cho, Dae Yeon Kim, Seong Chul Kim, Jung Man Namgoong
BACKGROUND: The aim of this report was to review our early experience of the last 7 years with repairs of congenital duodenal obstruction (CDO) to determine the efficacy and outcomes of laparoscopic repairs compared to laparotomy. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted on all neonate (<30 days) with CDO between 2009 and 2015. Patients with duodenal atresia, stenosis, web, and annular pancreas were included. Patients with only malrotation or delayed presentation were excluded...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016557/future-perspectives-of-cell-therapy-for-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
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Makoto Nabetani, Haruo Shintaku, Takashi Hamazaki
Neonatal ischemic brain injury causes permanent motor-deficit cerebral palsy. Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a very serious condition that can result in death and disability. In 1997, we reported that irreversible neuronal cell damage is induced by the elevation of intracellular Ca ion concentration that has occurred in sequence after excess accumulation of the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate during ischemia. We also reported that hypothermia was effective in treating ischemic brain damage in rats by suppressing energy loss and raising intracellular Ca ion concentration...
October 10, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993064/antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-microorganisms-that-cause-urinary-tract-infections-in-pediatric-patients
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Jesús Rodríguez-Lozano, Ana de Malet, María Eliecer Cano, Luis de la Rubia, Reinhard Wallmann, Luis Martínez-Martínez, Jorge Calvo
INTRODUCTION: Cumulative susceptibility reports are a valuable tool for the empirical treatment of urinary tract infections, especially in the current context of increasing resistance rates. Our objective was to analyze the antimicrobial susceptibility of bacterial isolates in urine cultures of pediatric patients during a five-year period. METHODS: Retrospective study of urine cultures from 2011 to 2015. Identification and antimicrobial susceptibility tests were performed using the Vitek-2 system (BioMérieux(®)) and categorized according to EUCAST criteria...
October 6, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990851/stability-study-of-a-clonidine-oral-solution-in-a-novel-vehicle-designed-for-pediatric-patients
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Arnaud Potier, Julien Voyat, Alain Nicolas
Clonidine hydrochloride is administered to opioid-addicted mothers' neonates to reduce neonatal abstinence syndrome. It is prescribed off-label to neonates at 0.5-1 µg/kg/6 hours, alone or in combination. The commercially injectable form of clonidine - Catapressan® 0.15 mg/mL - is being orally given after an appropriate dilution in water. However, this practice is not suitable for a perfectly safe and accurate administration. The objectives were to design a 10 µg/mL oral solution of clonidine hydrochloride in Inorpha® and to study the stability of this solution by a validated stability indicating liquid chromatography (LC) method...
October 9, 2017: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990396/physicians-perceptions-of-shared-decision-making-in-neonatal-and-pediatric-critical-care
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Claire A Richards, Helene Starks, M Rebecca O'Connor, Erica Bourget, Ross M Hays, Ardith Z Doorenbos
BACKGROUND: Most children die in neonatal and pediatric intensive care units after decisions are made to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatments. These decisions can be challenging when there are different views about the child's best interest and when there is a lack of clarity about how best to also consider the interests of the family. OBJECTIVE: To understand how neonatal and pediatric critical care physicians balance and integrate the interests of the child and family in decisions about life-sustaining treatments...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987397/duration-of-postoperative-mechanical-ventilation-as-a-quality-metric-for-pediatric-cardiac-surgical-programs
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Michael Gaies, David K Werho, Wenying Zhang, Janet E Donohue, Sarah Tabbutt, Nancy S Ghanayem, Mark A Scheurer, John M Costello, J William Gaynor, Sara K Pasquali, Justin B Dimick, Mousumi Banerjee, Steven M Schwartz
BACKGROUND: Few metrics exist to assess quality of care at pediatric cardiac surgical programs, limiting opportunities for benchmarking and quality improvement. Postoperative duration of mechanical ventilation (POMV) may be an important quality metric because of its association with complications and resource utilization. In this study we modelled case-mix-adjusted POMV duration and explored hospital performance across POMV metrics. METHODS: This study used the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium clinical registry to analyze 4,739 hospitalizations from 15 hospitals (October 2013 to August 2015)...
October 4, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986152/vocal-evaluation-of-children-with-congenital-hypothyroidism
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Ana Paula Dassie-Leite, Mara Behlau, Suzana Nesi-França, Monica Nunes Lima, Luiz de Lacerda
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the vocal characteristics of a group of children with congenital hypothyroidism (CH) and the association of these characteristics with the children's clinical, laboratory, and therapeutic profiles. MATHERIAL AND METHODS: Observational, analytical, cross-sectional study including 200 prepubertal children, of whom 100 had CH (study group [SG]) and 100 had no CH (control group [CG]). The following parameters were evaluated: 1) history (identification, complaints, and interfering variables), 2) auditory-perceptual and acoustic evaluation (samples analyzed by a group of specialists, and objectively by a computer program), 3) self-assessment scores in the Pediatric Voice-Related Quality-of-Life (PVRQoL) survey, 4) laryngological evaluation (presence or absence of laryngeal lesions and data regarding glottal closure), and 5) medical records (CH etiology, age at treatment initiation, disease severity at diagnosis, treatment quality, and thyroid function tests on the day of the examination)...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985201/-good-things-come-in-small-packages-application-of-exosome-based-therapeutics-in-neonatal-lung-injury
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REVIEW
Gareth R Willis, S Alex Mitsialis, Stella Kourembanas
Infants born at very low gestational age contribute disproportionately to neonatal morbidity and mortality. Advancements in antenatal steroid therapies and surfactant replacement have favored the survival of infants with ever-more immature lungs. Despite such advances in medical care, cardiopulmonary and neurological impairment prevail in constituting the major adverse outcomes for neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) survivors. With no single effective therapy for either the prevention or treatment of such neonatal disorders, the need for new tools to treat and reduce risk of further complications associated with extreme preterm birth is urgent...
October 6, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984751/bla-oxa48-gene-microorganisms-outbreak-in-a-tertiary-children-s-hospital-over-3-years-2012-2014-case-report
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Rafael Herruzo, Guillermo Ruiz, Veronica Perez-Blanco, Sara Gallego, Eduardo Mora, Maria Jose Vizcaino, Felix Omeñaca
RATIONALE: Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae are an emerging problem in children. Nosocomial spread remains the principal risk factor for acquisition of these microorganisms. PATIENTS CONCERNS: We describe an outbreak of Klebsiella pneumoniae OXA48 (KOXA48) in a tertiary children's hospital during the years 2012 to 2014, as well as the preventive measures put in place in colonized and infected cases. DIAGNOSES: We studied, "in vitro," the KOXA48 susceptibility to antiseptics and surface disinfectants...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984537/neurosurgical-transection-of-the-breast-an-unexpected-extracranial-complication-of-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-insertion
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Molly Jakeman, Ranjeet Jeevan, Sasha C Burn, Sian Falder
Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt placement is among the most common surgical procedures undertaken by neurosurgeons. Complications arising from the thoracic portion of the shunt are relatively rare in comparison with those of the intraventricular and peritoneal portions. Disruption of primary breast development following VP shunt placement has not previously been reported. The authors describe the case of a 15-year-old girl referred to the plastic surgery department with a significant right breast deformity and associated asymmetry following VP shunt placement performed during the neonatal period...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982596/subsequent-maternal-separation-exacerbates-neurobehavioral-abnormalities-in-rats-neonatally-exposed-to-sevoflurane-anesthesia
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Jiaojiao Yang, Lingsha Ju, Min Jia, Hui Zhang, Xiaoru Sun, Muhuo Ji, Jianjun Yang, Anatoly E Martynyuk
Several recent studies suggest that in the human population, a routine, short anesthetic in otherwise healthy infants is void of neurodevelopmental insult. On the other hand, many human retrospective epidemiological studies report evidence of cognitive abnormalities in children after testing those who had different anesthesia-requiring procedures in early childhood. We tested in a rat model whether post-anesthesia stressful environmental factors can contribute to developmental abnormalities that were initiated by a relatively short exposure to sevoflurane, the most widely used anesthetic in pediatric anesthesia, whose polyvalent actions include enhancement of gamma-aminobutyric acid type A receptor (GABAAR) activity...
October 2, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
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