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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288046/fdg-pet-ct-in-pediatric-neurolymphomatosis
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Carole de Vaugelade, Henri de Clermont-Gallerande, Marie Meyer, Aude My Duyen Tiphaine, Alice Benjamin, Stephane Ducassou, Jean-François Chateil, Philippe Fernandez
An 8-year-old girl presented with back and leg pain and left arm and leg paresis. Lumbar puncture was suggestive of lymphocytic meningitis without identified organism. A second lumbar puncture demonstrated a large number of lymphoid B cells, with positive immunohistochemical staining for CD20 and CD25, proving the diagnosis of neurolymphomatosis. Brain and spine MRI demonstrated involvement of cervical and lumbosacral nerve roots. FDG PET/CT showed multiple bone metastases in addition to nerve involvement. Postchemotherapy FDG PET/CT demonstrated complete metabolic response...
March 10, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284733/utility-of-a-routine-urinalysis-in-children-who-require-clean-intermittent-catheterization
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C S Forster, D B Haslam, E Jackson, S L Goldstein
BACKGROUND: Children who require clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) frequently have positive urine cultures. However, diagnosing a urinary tract infection (UTI) can be difficult, as there are no standardized criteria. Routine urinalysis (UA) has good predictive accuracy for UTI in the general pediatric population, but data are limited on the utility of routine UA in the population of children who require CIC. OBJECTIVE: To determine the utility of UA parameters (e...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281001/acute-complete-paraplegia-of-8-year-old-girl-caused-by-spinal-cord-infarction-following-minor-trauma-complicated-with-longitudinal-signal-change-of-spinal-cord
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Kosei Nagata, Yuji Tanaka, Hiroyuki Kanai, Yasushi Oshima
INTRODUCTION: Spinal cord infarction followed by minor trauma in pediatric patients is rare and causes serious paralysis. Fibrocartilaginous embolism (FCE) is a possible diagnosis and there have been no consecutive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) reports. Here, we report a case of an acute complete paraplegia with spinal cord infarction and longitudinal spinal cord signal change following minor trauma in an 8-year-old girl. CASE DESCRIPTION: An 8-year-old girl presented to our hospital emergency services with total paraplegia 2 h after she hit her back and neck after doing a handstand and falling down...
March 9, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272118/common-pediatric-pain-disorders-and-their-clinical-associations
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Theresa Donnelly, Aneeka Bott, Minh Bui, Shuxiang Goh, Tiina Jaaniste, Cindy Chapman, Matthew Crawford, John L Hopper, David Champion
BACKGROUND: Common childhood pain conditions (non-migraine headache, migraine, recurrent abdominal pain, growing pains, low back pain) and persistent pains are often associated with each other and have significant implications in later life. Emerging evidence suggests additional associations between these pain conditions and restless legs syndrome, iron deficiency, anxiety and depression. The aim of this cross-sectional study in pediatric twin individuals and their siblings was to investigate these associations...
March 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259265/benign-natural-history-of-spondylolysis-in-adolescence-with-midterm-follow-up
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Ted Sousa, David L Skaggs, Priscella Chan, Kent T Yamaguchi, Jerald Borgella, Christopher Lee, Jeffrey Sawyer, Alice Moisan, John M Flynn, Melissa Gunderson, M Timothy Hresko, Pierre D'Hemecourt, Lindsay M Andras
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. OBJECTIVES: To use the Micheli Functional Scale to assess adolescent patients with spondylolysis treated conservatively at midterm follow-up. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND: Spondylolysis is a common source of back pain for adolescents and is generally managed with bracing and physical therapy. There is little data regarding the results of conservative management of spondylolysis over time. METHODS: Four major academic pediatric institutions performed a retrospective chart review of patients from 5 to 21 years of age with the initial diagnosis of spondylolysis...
March 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216208/a-rare-case-of-pediatric-lumbar-spinal-ependymoma-mimicking-meningitis
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Ezeali Mike Ekuma, Kiyoshi Ito, Akihiro Chiba, Yosuke Hara, Kohei Kanaya, Tetsuyoshi Horiuchi, Samuel Ohaegbulam, Kazuhiro Hongo
Spontaneous acute subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) from lumbar ependymoma in children is rare. We report a case of a14-year-old boy who developed sudden radicular low back pain while playing baseball. He was initially managed conservatively in a local hospital for suspected lumbar disc herniation, but later developed meningeal symptoms and fever before being referred to our hospital. There he underwent a diagnostic lumbar puncture in the emergency room; his cerebrospinal fluid suggested an SAH. Physical examination showed meningeal signs and cauda equina features...
February 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193112/longitudinal-outcomes-in-the-2014-acute-flaccid-paralysis-cluster-in-canada
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Carmen Yea, Ari Bitnun, Joan Robinson, Aleksandra Mineyko, Michelle Barton, Jean K Mah, Jiri Vajsar, Susan Richardson, Christoph Licht, Jason Brophy, Megan Crone, Shalini Desai, Juliette Hukin, Kevin Jones, Katherine Muir, Jeffrey M Pernica, Robert Pless, Daniela Pohl, Mubeen F Rafay, Kathryn Selby, Sunita Venkateswaran, Geneviève Bernard, E Ann Yeh
We describe the presenting features and long-term outcome of an unusual cluster of pediatric acute flaccid paralysis cases that occurred in Canada during the 2014 enterovirus D68 outbreak. Children (n = 25; median age 7.8 years) presenting to Canadian centers between July 1 and October 31, 2014, and who met diagnostic criteria for acute flaccid paralysis were evaluated retrospectively. The predominant presenting features included prodromal respiratory illness (n = 22), cerebrospinal fluid lymphocytic pleocytosis (n = 18), pain in neck/back (n = 14) and extremities (n = 10), bowel/bladder dysfunction (n = 9), focal central gray matter lesions found in all regions of the spinal cord within the cohort (n = 16), brain stem lesions (n = 8), and bulbar symptoms (n = 5)...
March 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162330/-529-a-multidisciplinary-approach-to-pediatric-back-pain-characteristics-and-outcomes
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A Lynch-Jordan, J Trygier, K Barnett, O Ayala, A Szabova
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April 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120600/immediate-adverse-reactions-to-intravenous-immunoglobulin-in-children-a-single-center-experience
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S Kaba, G Keskindemirci, C Aydogmus, R Siraneci, F Erol Cipe
Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is commonly used in primary and secondary immunodeficiency diseases as well as autoimmune conditions as immunomodulatator treatment. Immediate adverse events which are generally mild and occur during infusion are seen in 6 hours. Reported immediate adverse events are in a wide range from 1%-40% in pediatric patients. 115 patients who received IVIG (except newborns) were included into this crosssectional study. IVIG was given to patients for primary immunodeficiencies (n=8), ITP (n=65), Kawasaki disease (n=11), secondary immunosupression (n=28), and passive immunization (n=3)...
January 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027145/chance-fractures-in-the-pediatric-population-are-often-misdiagnosed
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Lindsay M Andras, Kira F Skaggs, Haleh Badkoobehi, Paul D Choi, David L Skaggs
BACKGROUND: Flexion injuries of the spine range from mild compression fractures to severe flexion-distraction injuries, that is, Chance fractures. Chance fractures are often unstable and Arkader and colleagues demonstrated improved outcomes when Chance fractures are treated operatively compared with those managed nonoperatively. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of all patients treated over a 5-year period (2008 to 2013) for a flexion injury, either a Chance or a compression fracture, of the thoracolumbar spine at our tertiary pediatric level I trauma center...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002357/pediatric-sacroiliitis-clinical-and-microbiologic-differences-between-infants-and-children-adolescents
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Ambra Donzelli, Eleftheria Samara, Vassiliki Spyropoulou, Céline Juchler, Dimitri Ceroni
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to improve knowledge of pediatric pyogenic sacroiliitis (PSI) in the pediatric population based on a consecutive case series. METHOD: We conducted a single-center cross-sectional study on 16 patients admitted to the emergency department of our Hospital between January 1990 and December 2015 with a confirmed diagnosis of PSI. The patients were divided into 2 groups by age: infants (6 months - 4 years) and children-adolescents (4-16 years)...
December 19, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936525/a-case-of-multiple-vertebral-compression-fractures-due-to-glucocorticoid-induced-osteoporosis-in-a-pediatric-patient-with-nephrotic-syndrome%C3%A2
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Akira Ashida, Yuko Fujii, Hideki Matsumura, Hiroshi Tamai
INTRODUCTION: Glucocorticoid therapy has a number of adverse effects, among which osteoporosis and bone fracture can be major complications. Immunosuppressive therapy for nephrotic syndrome is effective and can help to reduce the cumulative dose of glucocorticoids. Therefore, for this reason, the number of patients with nephrotic syndrome who develop glucocorticoid-related osteoporotic compression fracture is decreasing. Here we describe a pediatric case of multiple vertebral compression fractures due to glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis during treatment for nephrotic syndrome...
March 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923222/pediatric-primary-diffuse-leptomeningeal-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumor-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Jesna Mathew Sublett, Caitlin Davenport, Howard Eisenbrock, Shamsher Dalal, Syed A Jaffar Kazmi, Amir Kershenovich
BACKGROUND: Primary diffuse leptomeningeal primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PDL PNET) is extremely rare, with only 19 cases reported in the literature to date. We present a case of a child with rapidly progressive PDL PNET and a literature review. A 10-year-old boy presented with mood lability, hallucinations, generalized pain, enuresis, and headaches. Initial investigation failed to produce a diagnosis. The symptoms progressed to seizure, back pain, and papilledema. Imaging showed acute hydrocephalus and mild diffuse leptomeningeal enhancement without an identifiable primary lesion...
2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908650/musculoskeletal-conditions-in-a-pediatric-population-with-ehlers-danlos-syndrome
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Courtney M Stern, Michael J Pepin, Joan M Stoler, Dennis E Kramer, Samantha A Spencer, Cynthia J Stein
OBJECTIVE: To describe musculoskeletal conditions in children with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS). STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective medical record review was performed, which evaluated 205 patients with EDS (ages 6-19 years) seen in sports medicine or orthopedic clinic at a large pediatric hospital over a 5-year period. RESULTS: Female (n = 147) and male (n = 57) patients were identified (mean age 12.7 years). The most common EDS subtype (55...
February 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824794/balloon-kyphoplasty-for-managing-intractable-pain-in-pediatric-pathologic-vertebral-fractures
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Jane S Hoashi, Stefanie M Thomas, Ryan C Goodwin, David P Gurd, Rabi Hanna, Thomas E Kuivila
BACKGROUND: Vertebral compression fractures are a common result of osteoporosis and osteopenia secondary to steroid use and chemotherapy treatment. Balloon kyphoplasty is a treatment option with good to excellent results well described in adults. Although a few recent studies have been published regarding the use of kyphoplasty in children, no formal indication exists for the pediatric population. The purpose of this study is to describe the outcomes of 3 chronically ill children with intractable pain from vertebral compression fractures, managed with kyphoplasty...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811518/review-of-pediatric-spondylolysis-and-spondylolisthesis
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Rachel M Randall, Michael Silverstein, Ryan Goodwin
Pediatric spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis present with a wide spectrum of pathology and clinical findings, including back pain, leg pain, crouch gait, or neurological deficit. The treatment of spondylolysis alone is typically conservative with bracing, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, and activity restriction, but refractory pain can be successfully surgically managed with intralaminar compression screw, wires, or pedicle screws with rods and laminar hook constructs. The treatment of dysplastic spondylolisthesis is aggressive to prevent neurological deficit, whereas even high-grade isthmic slips can be treated safely with nonoperative measures if no significant neurological deficits are present...
December 2016: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783572/the-reliability-and-validity-of-a-pediatric-back-outcome-measure
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James P MacDonald, Pierre A dʼHemecourt, Lyle J Micheli
OBJECTIVE: Young athletes not uncommonly complain of back pain. Many patient-reported outcome measures are used to evaluate back pain, but none have been designed specifically to assess young, athletic patients. The Micheli Functional Scale (MFS) was developed to measure impairment due to back pain in this population. This study examined the reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the MFS used in routine clinical assessments. DESIGN: Retrospective Cohort Study...
November 2016: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27669047/imaging-pediatric-spondylolysis-a-systematic-review
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Josef N Tofte, Tyler L CarlLee, Andrew J Holte, Sean E Sitton, Stuart L Weinstein
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic Review. OBJECTIVE: To provide an evidence-based recommendation for when and how to employ imaging studies when diagnosing back pain thought to be caused by spondylolysis in pediatric patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Spondylolysis is a common structural cause of back pain in pediatric patients. The radiologic methods and algorithms used to diagnose spondylolysis are inconsistent among practitioners. METHODS: A literature review was performed in PubMed and Cochrane databases using the search terms "spondylolysis" "pediatric" "adolescent" "juvenile" "young" "lumbar" "MRI" "bone scan" "CT" and "SPECT"...
September 23, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27662446/thoracic-osteomyelitis-and-epidural-abscess-formation-due-to-cat-scratch-disease-case-report
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David Dornbos, Jocelyn Morin, Joshua R Watson, Jonathan Pindrik
Osteomyelitis of the spine with associated spinal epidural abscess represents an uncommon entity in the pediatric population, requiring prompt evaluation and diagnosis to prevent neurological compromise. Cat scratch disease, caused by the pathogen Bartonella henselae, encompasses a wide spectrum of clinical presentations; however, an association with osteomyelitis and epidural abscess has been reported in only 4 other instances in the literature. The authors report a rare case of multifocal thoracic osteomyelitis with an epidural abscess in a patient with a biopsy-proven pathogen of cat scratch disease...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660720/coexistence-of-a-ghon-complex-pott-s-disease-and-hip-arthritis-in-a-child
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Ozgul Yigit, Meltem Erol, Ozlem Bostan Gayret, Isıl Ustun, Selami Ulas
INTRODUCTION: Tuberculosis remains a major public health problem in developing countries. Diagnosing extrapulmonary tuberculosis can be difficult, as it requires a higher index of suspicion than primary tuberculosis. Extrapulmonary tuberculosis may mimic malignancies and many other diseases, so it should be included in the differential diagnosis. Here, we present a case of extrapulmonary tuberculosis associated with Pott's disease and hip arthritis in a patient who recovered after 12 months of antituberculosis therapy...
July 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
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