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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336754/predictors-and-outcomes-of-nondiagnostic-ultrasound-for-acute-appendicitis-in-children
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Richard Sola, Blair A Wormer, William E Anderson, Thomas M Schmelzer, Graham H Cosper
Ultrasound assessments of children with possible acute appendicitis (AA) are often nondiagnostic. We aimed to identify the predictors of nondiagnostic ultrasound and to investigate the outcomes. A retrospective review was conducted on children aged 4 to 17 years evaluated in 2013 for AA with ultrasound at a tertiary hospital pediatric emergency department. Demographics, clinical data, and outcomes were analyzed. Of 528 children, 194 (36.7%) had diagnostic ultrasounds and 334 (63.3%) had nondiagnostic ultrasounds...
December 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288471/chemokines-cxcl10-cxcl11-and-cxcl13-in-acute-disseminated-encephalomyelitis-non-polio-enterovirus-aseptic-meningitis-and-neuroborreliosis-cxcl10-as-initial-discriminator-in-diagnostic-algorithm
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Lorna Stemberger Maric, Snjezana Zidovec Lepej, Lana Gorenec, Ivana Grgic, Vladimir Trkulja, Oktavija Dakovic Rode, Srdan Roglic, Tonci Grmoja, Nina Barisic, Goran Tesovic
We investigated potential diagnostic usefulness of serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) concentrations of chemokines CXCL10, CXCL11, and CXCL13 in pediatric patients with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) (n = 23), non-polio enterovirus aseptic meningitis (NPEV AM) (n = 20), and neuroborreliosis (NB) (n = 21) and children with acute infectious diseases with neurological symptoms but with excluded neuroinfection/neuroinflammation (controls, n = 20). CSF levels of CXCL10 and CXCL11 were higher in patients with NPEV AM than those in other children, and CXCL10 levels showed a high discriminative potential (area under the receiver operating characteristic curve, ROC, 0...
December 29, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287882/changes-in-the-epidemiology-and-clinical-features-of-acute-mastoiditis-following-the-introduction-of-the-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine
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Oren Cavel, Riva Tauman, Eli Simsolo, Danny Yafit, Efrat Reindorf-Kfir, Oshri Wasserzug, Omer Unger, Ophir Handzel, Gadi Fishman, Yael Oestreicher-Kedem, Ari DeRowe
OBJECTIVES: Seven years after the introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV) in Israel, its effect on the incidence and severity of episodes of acute mastoiditis (AM) remains unclear. The primary objective of this study was to determine the incidence of AM and describe its clinical features in children during the years that followed the introduction of the PCV13 in comparison with the pre-PCV period. METHODS: Included in this retrospective comparative case series were all pediatric patients diagnosed with AM between Jan...
January 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279361/cystic-fibrosis-2017-the-year-in-review
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REVIEW
Bruce K Rubin
It is always an exciting challenge to write a Year in Review artcicle identifying the best publications in the preceding year; in this case from October 2016 until the AARC meeting in October 2017. This is particularly true for cystic fibrosis (CF), where there has been an explosion of new data, new medications, and new understanding of the pathophysiology of the disease. PubMed lists more than 2,500 papers published during those 12 months, many of them outstanding. I am indebted to many colleagues and friends who are leaders in the CF community, active readers of the pediatric pulmonary listserv, and scientists and clinicians engaged in the care of CF, for offering their suggestions regarding which articles should be included in this review...
December 26, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166891/pediatric-hospital-admissions-in-indigenous-children-a-population-based-study-in-remote-australia
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Philippa J Dossetor, Alexandra L C Martiniuk, James P Fitzpatrick, June Oscar, Maureen Carter, Rochelle Watkins, Elizabeth J Elliott, Heather E Jeffery, David Harley
BACKGROUND: We analysed hospital admissions of a predominantly Aboriginal cohort of children in the remote Fitzroy Valley in Western Australia during the first 7 years of life. METHODS: All children born between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2003 and living in the Fitzroy Valley in 2009-2010 were eligible to participate in the Lililwan Project. Of 134 eligible children, 127 (95%) completed Stage 1 (interviews of caregivers and medical record review) in 2011 and comprised our cohort...
November 22, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157643/creating-regional-consensus-for-starting-school-later-a-physician-driven-approach-in-southern-maine
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Tracey Ann Collins, Christopher Indorf, Thomas Klak
In April 2016, several contiguous school districts and an independent high school academy in southern Maine voted simultaneously to start school later, beginning with the 2016-17 academic year. They became Maine's first school districts to implement the American Academy of Pediatrics'(1) and the American Medical Association's(2) health policy recommendations that middle and high schools should not start before 8:30 AM. Local physicians' presentations to school staff and parents on the medical evidence of the health benefits of a later start solidified early consensus...
December 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143560/induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-derived-from-human-amnion-in-chemically-defined-conditions
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Jaroslav Slamecka, Steven McClellan, Anna Wilk, Javier Laurini, Elizabeth Manci, Simon P Hoerstrup, Benedikt Weber, Laurie Owen
Fetal stem cells are a unique type of adult stem cells that have been suggested to be broadly multipotent with some features of pluripotency. Their clinical potential has been documented but their upgrade to full pluripotency could open up a wide range of cell-based therapies particularly suited for pediatric tissue engineering, longitudinal studies or disease modeling. Here we describe episomal reprogramming of mesenchymal stem cells from the human amnion to pluripotency (AM-iPSC) in chemically defined conditions...
November 16, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104392/association-between-fever-and-primary-tooth-eruption-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Mariana A Nemezio, Katharina Mh De Oliveira, Priscilla C Romualdo, Alexandra M Queiroz, Francisco Wg Paula-E-Silva, Raquel Ab Silva, Erika C Küchler
Aim: To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to establish if fever is associated with primary tooth eruption. Materials and methods: Literature searches involved Pubmed, MEDLINE, Web of Science, Scopus and Cochrane. The potentially relevant studies had the full text analyzed. Only studies concerning fever during eruption period of primary tooth in humans were included. Papers in non-English language, and papers that included syndromic patients or patients with any disease were excluded...
July 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104386/effect-of-casein-phosphopeptide-amorphous-calcium-phosphate-and-calcium-sodium-phosphosilicate-on-artificial-carious-lesions-an-in-vitro-study
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Iqra Chaudhary, Abhay M Tripathi, Gunjan Yadav, Sonali Saha
Aim: To compare new remineralizing agents calcium sodium phosphosilicate paste and casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP) paste with that of fluoridated toothpaste in remineralization of early carious lesions using scanning electron microscopy and energy-dispersive X-ray (SEM-EDX) analysis. Materials and methods: Sixty sound extracted premolars were collected and placed in demineralizing solution for 4 days to produce artificial carious lesions...
July 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063541/best-paper-selection
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Bahous MC, Shadmi E. Health information exchange and information gaps in referrals to a pediatric emergency department. Int J Med Inform 2016;87:68-74 https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1386-5056(15)30078-2 Esmaeilzadeh P, Sambasivan M. Health Information Exchange (HIE): A literature review, assimilation pattern and a proposed classification for a new policy approach. J Biomed Inform 2016;64:74-86 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1532046416301241?via%3Dihub Massoudi BL, Marcial LH, Tant E, Adler-Milstein J, West SL...
August 2017: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039850/systematic-review-disease-activity-indices-in-eosinophilic-esophagitis
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REVIEW
Marijn J Warners, Pieter Hindryckx, Barrett G Levesque, Claire E Parker, Lisa M Shackelton, Reena Khanna, William J Sandborn, Geert R D'Haens, Brian G Feagan, Albert J Bredenoord, Vipul Jairath
OBJECTIVES: There is no clear consensus regarding the most appropriate measure(s) of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) disease activity. We aimed to identify all scoring indices used for the measurement of disease activity in EoE, appraise their operating properties, and discuss their value as outcome measures. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CENTRAL (The Cochrane library) were searched from inception to 11 May 2016. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs), cohort, case-control, and cross-sectional studies that reported outcomes to measure EoE disease activity or response to treatment were eligible...
November 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020247/assessment-of-efficacy-and-safety-of-arterolane-maleate-piperaquine-phosphate-dispersible-tablets-in-comparison-with-artemether-lumefantrine-dispersible-tablets-in-pediatric-patients-with-acute-uncomplicated-plasmodium-falciparum-malaria-a-phase-3-randomized
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Offianan Andre Toure, Victor Mwapasa, Issaka Sagara, Oumar Gaye, Ricardo Thompson, Aishwarya V Maheshwar, Pitabas Mishra, Narendra Behra, Antoinette K Tshefu, Rashmi R Das, Anupkumar R Anvikar, Pradeep Sharma, Arjun Roy, Sanjay K Sharma, Amit Nasa, Rajinder K Jalali, Neena Valecha
Background: Administration of artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) to infant and young children can be challenging. A formulation with accurate dose and ease of administration will improve adherence and compliance in children. The fixed-dose combination dispersible tablet of arterolane maleate (AM) 37.5 mg and piperaquine phosphate (PQP) 187.5 mg can make dosing convenient in children. Methods: This multicenter (India and Africa), comparative, parallel-group trial enrolled 859 patients aged 6 months to 12 years with Plasmodium falciparum malaria...
October 30, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950047/-it-s-not-who-i-am-children-s-experiences-of-growing-up-with-a-long-term-condition-in-england-australia-and-new-zealand
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Bernie Carter, Karen Ford, Lucy Bray, Tineke Water, Janine Arnott, Cassandra Tichanow, Annette Dickinson
PURPOSE: Most studies of growing up with a long-term condition focus on older children and adolescents and are condition-specific. Relatively few studies address the experiences of children in middle childhood or consider their experience across a range of conditions, countries, and health settings. This study aimed to explore children's perceptions and understandings of how their lives are shaped (or not) by a long-term condition and its associated management. DESIGN AND METHODS: A qualitative, participatory methodology using autodriven photoelicitation interviews (PEIs) with 45 purposively recruited children (6-12 years) with long-term conditions (e...
September 26, 2017: Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing: JSPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933929/diagnostic-accuracy-of-two-food-insecurity-screeners-recommended-for-use-in-health-care-settings
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Jennifer A Makelarski, Emily Abramsohn, Jasmine H Benjamin, Senxi Du, Stacy Tessler Lindau
OBJECTIVES: To test the diagnostic accuracy of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended food insecurity screener. METHODS: We conducted prospective diagnostic accuracy studies between July and November 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. We recruited convenience samples of adults from adult and pediatric emergency departments (12-month recall study: n = 188; 30-day recall study: n = 154). A self-administered survey included the 6-item Household Food Security Screen (gold standard), the validated 2-item Hunger Vital Sign (HVS; often, sometimes, never response categories), and the 2-item AAP tool (yes-or-no response categories)...
November 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888498/parental-expectations-of-support-from-healthcare-providers-during-pediatric-life-threatening-illness-a-secondary-qualitative-analysis
#15
Kim Mooney-Doyle, Maiara Rodrigues Dos Santos, Regina Szylit, Janet A Deatrick
PURPOSES: To explain parental expectations of support from healthcare providers for their parenting roles and goals during a child's life-threatening illness (LTI). DESIGN AND METHODS: Qualitative interpretive study guided by the Family Adjustment and Adaptation Response Model. Thematic analyses were conducted with data from 31 semi-structured interviews of parents of children with LTI using systematic strategies to ensure rigor including audit trails and prolonged engagement...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841573/pediatric-providers-attitudes-and-practices-regarding-concussion-diagnosis-and-management
#16
Khalida Itriyeva, Ronald Feinstein, Linda Carmine
Background Concussions, a form of mild traumatic brain injury, are a current "hot topic" in sports and medicine, with current research focusing on diagnosis, treatment, and the long-term effects of repeated concussions on development of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Concussions represent 8.9% of all high school athletic injuries, and pediatricians see many of these patients in their practices, however evolving guidelines and recommendations have resulted in varying practices among providers. Objective To assess how local pediatricians in New York Chapter 2 of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) diagnose and treat concussion patients, and to evaluate the need for continuing education in this area...
August 25, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817337/oral-health-integration-into-a-pediatric-practice-and-coordination-of-referrals-to-a-colocated-dental-home-at-a-federally-qualified-health-center
#17
Nandini Sengupta, Sonal Nanavati, Maria Cericola, Lisa Simon
We have integrated preventive oral health measures into preventive care visits for children at a federally qualified health center in Boston, Massachusetts. The program, started in 2015, covers 3400 children and has increased universal caries risk screening in primary care to 85%, fluoride varnish application rates to 80%, and referrals to a dental home to 35%. We accomplished this by minimizing pressures on providers' workflow, empowering medical assistants to lead the initiative, and utilizing data-driven improvement strategies, alongside colocated coordinated care...
October 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809388/dramatic-increase-in-incidence-of-ulcerative-colitis-and-crohn-s-disease-1988-2011-a-population-based-study-of-french-adolescents
#18
Silvia Ghione, Hélène Sarter, Mathurin Fumery, Laura Armengol-Debeir, Guillaume Savoye, Delphine Ley, Claire Spyckerelle, Benjamin Pariente, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet, Dominique Turck, Corinne Gower-Rousseau
OBJECTIVES: Few data are available to describe the changes in incidence of pediatric-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The aim of this study was to describe changes in incidence and phenotypic presentation of pediatric-onset IBD in northern France during a 24-year period. METHODS: Pediatric-onset IBD (<17 years) was issued from a population-based IBD study in France between 1988 and 2011. Age groups and digestive location were defined according to the Paris classification...
August 15, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743679/exploring-the-association-between-self-reported-asthma-impact-and-fitbit-derived-sleep-quality-and-physical-activity-measures-in-adolescents
#19
Jiang Bian, Yi Guo, Mengjun Xie, Alice E Parish, Isaac Wardlaw, Rita Brown, François Modave, Dong Zheng, Tamara T Perry
BACKGROUND: Smart wearables such as the Fitbit wristband provide the opportunity to monitor patients more comprehensively, to track patients in a fashion that more closely follows the contours of their lives, and to derive a more complete dataset that enables precision medicine. However, the utility and efficacy of using wearable devices to monitor adolescent patients' asthma outcomes have not been established. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to explore the association between self‑reported sleep data, Fitbit sleep and physical activity data, and pediatric asthma impact (PAI)...
July 25, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737600/an-interprofessional-quality-improvement-initiative-to-standardize-pediatric-extubation-readiness-assessment
#20
Samer Abu-Sultaneh, Acrista J Hole, Alvaro J Tori, Brian D Benneyworth, Riad Lutfi, Christopher W Mastropietro
OBJECTIVES: Establishing protocols to wean mechanical ventilation and assess readiness for extubation, with the goal of minimizing morbidity associated with extubation failure and prolonged mechanical ventilation, have become increasingly important in contemporary PICUs. The aim of this quality improvement initiative is to establish a respiratory therapist-led daily spontaneous breathing trial protocol to standardize extubation readiness assessment and documentation in our PICU. DESIGN: A quality improvement project...
October 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
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