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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29879425/impact-of-a-h1n1-influenza-in-children-at-a-brazilian-university-hospital
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Gabriela Fontanella Biondo, João Carlos Santana, Patrícia M Lago, Jefferson Piva, Paulo Ricardo A Souza, Joana Genz Gaulke, Juliana M Sebben
BACKGROUND: A/H1N1 influenza is a viral disease that affects a significant part of the population mainly in winter, leading to increased number of medical consultations, hospitalizations and consequently care spending in emergency. METHODS: This is a case-series retrospective study, involving patients admitted to a tertiary hospital in southern Brazil in 2016 with a clinical diagnosis of acute respiratory infection of the influenza type and laboratory confirmation of influenza A/H1N1...
June 4, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29868143/central-sleep-apnea-a-rare-cause-for-acute-respiratory-insufficiency-in-children-case-report
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Nicoleta Aurelia Popescu, Marcela Daniela Ionescu, Georgiana Balan, Simina Visan, Eliza Cinteza, Diana Stanescu, Ionut Gobej, Mihaela Balgradean
Central sleep apnea is characterized by frequent cessation of breathing during sleep, resulting in repetitive episodes of insufficient ventilation and abnormalities of acid-base balance. It may be primary or secondary, and it is uncommon in children, with limited data for this population. We present here the case of a five-year-old girl, known to have thoracolumbar myelomeningocele (for which she underwent a surgical procedure in infancy), secondary hydrocephalus (with a ventriculoperitoneal shunt) and flaccid paralysis, who was admitted in our hospital with prolonged fever syndrome, productive cough, severe dyspnea and perioral cyanosis...
March 2018: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29868142/evolutionary-particularities-in-a-case-of-severe-pneumonia-in-children-case-report
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Marcela Daniela Ionescu, Nicoleta Aurelia Popescu, Georgiana Balan, Veronica Marcu, Augustina Enculescu, Lorena Vatra, Marcel Oancea, Mihaela Balgradean
Necrotizing pneumonia remains an uncommon complication of pneumonia in children, but its incidence is increasing. Pneumococcal infection is the predominant cause of severe necrotizing pneumonia in children, but methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) staphylococcal infections are also important. We present the case of a four-year-old girl,with an unremarkable medical history, who was admitted in our hospital with a history of high fever, productive cough and tachypnea lasting for 10 days, progressive worsening despite empirical oral antibiotic...
March 2018: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29850307/a-rare-case-of-human-coronavirus-229e-associated-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-a-healthy-adult
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Foula Vassilara, Aikaterini Spyridaki, George Pothitos, Athanassia Deliveliotou, Antonios Papadopoulos
Human coronavirus 229E (HCoV-229E) is one of the first coronavirus strains being described. It is linked to common cold symptoms in healthy adults. Younger children and the elderly are considered vulnerable to developing lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs). In particular, immunocompromised patients have been reported with severe and life-threatening LRTIs attributed to HCoV-229E. We report for the first time a case of LRTI and acute respiratory distress syndrome developed in a healthy adult with no comorbidities and HCoV-229E strain identified as the only causative agent...
2018: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29795198/the-association-of-ambient-pm-2-5-with-school-absence-and-symptoms-in-schoolchildren-a-panel-study
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Yi Zhang, Liangliang Cui, Dandan Xu, Mike Z He, Jingwen Zhou, Lianyu Han, Xinwei Li, Tiantian Li
BACKGROUND: Children are a susceptible population to exposure of ambient fine particulate air pollution (PM2.5 ), and the associated symptoms are sensitive prevalent indicators of morbidity. However, few studies to date investigate the association between PM2.5 exposure and school absence and symptoms. METHODS: In a panel study including 20,291 observations in 615 schoolchildren 8-13 years of age, we asked the participants to record their school absence and symptoms on every school day from 17 November to 31 December 2014 in Jinan, China...
May 23, 2018: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789000/spontaneous-splenic-rupture-complicating-primary-varicella-zoster-infection-a-case-report
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Aarthy Uthayakumar, David Harrington
BACKGROUND: Primary varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection is a common illness, predominantly affecting children. Its course is typically benign, although severe complications have been described. Splenic rupture is an extremely rare and potentially fatal complication of primary VZV infection, with only a handful of cases reported in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: A 32-year-old Romanian man with no significant past medical history, presented with a 2 day history of sudden onset, worsening generalised abdominal pain and a 1 day history of vomiting...
May 22, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769485/changes-of-peak-expiratory-flow-rate-in-adult-asthmatic-patient
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S Nasreen, A Nessa, F Islam, A Khanam, R Sultana, R Rahman, M Hossain
Asthma is a common pulmonary disorder characterizerized by airway inflammation, airway- hyper reactivity, and reversible airflow obstruction. The classic triad of symptoms is wheezing, chronic episodic dyspnea and chronic cough. The prevalence of asthma increased steadily over the latter part of the last century, first in the developed and then in the developing world. The number of people with asthma in the world may be as high as 334 million. Asthma in Bangladesh appears to be a substantial public health problem: an estimated 11...
April 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746377/risk-factors-for-severe-community-acquired-pneumonia-among-children-hospitalized-with-cap-younger-than-5-years-of-age
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Wei Shan, Ting Shi, Kaile Chen, Jian Xue, Yin Wang, Jia Yu, Genming Zhao, Jianmei Tian, Tao Zhang
BACKGROUND: CAP causes great morbidity and mortality as well as enormous economic burden worldwide. This study intended to describe the clinical characteristics of CAP and explore the risk factors of severe CAP among children in downtown Suzhou, China. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of childhood hospitalizations in Soochow University Affiliated Children's Hospital (SCH) from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2014. Children who were residents of downtown Suzhou, 29 days to <5 years of age, with discharge diagnosis codes (ICD-10) J09 to J18 and J20 to J22 were included...
May 9, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723941/-characterization-of-children-younger-than-five-years-with-suspected-allergic-diseases
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Laura Mar Vásquez, Manuela Olaya, Daniela Cleves, Luis Fernando Ramírez-Zuluaga, Carlos Serrano
BACKGROUND: Symptoms of allergic diseases are a common cause of consultation during childhood. OBJECTIVE: To describe the profile of a population of Colombian preschool children seen in an allergology department and assess possible risk factors. METHODS: Descriptive, cross-sectional study of patients younger than 5 years who were assessed for one year. A complete medical history was obtained and allergology workup was carried out with skin prick tests as appropriate for each case...
January 2018: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707592/varicella-pneumonia-case-report-and-review-of-a-potentially-lethal-complication-of-a-common-disease
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John T Denny, Zoe M Rocke, Valerie A McRae, Julia E Denny, Christine Hunter Fratzola, Sajjad Ibrar, Joyce Bonitz, James T Tse, Shaul Cohen, Scott J Mellender, Geza K Kiss
Varicella zoster virus causes varicella (chickenpox). It can be reactivated endogenously many years later to cause herpes zoster (shingles). Although varicella is usually a benign disease in healthy children, it resulted in over 11 000 hospitalizations and over 100 deaths every year, in all ages, in the United States. Morbidity was considerably worse in older teenagers and adults. Between 5% and 15% of cases of adult chickenpox will produce some form of pulmonary illness. Progression to pneumonia risk factors include pregnancy, age, smoking, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and immunosuppression...
January 2018: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704475/chronic-cough-related-to-acute-viral-bronchiolitis-in-children-chest-expert-panel-report
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Anne B Chang, John J Oppenheimer, Bruce K Rubin, Miles Weinberger, Richard S Irwin
BACKGROUND: Acute bronchiolitis is common in young children and some children develop chronic cough after their bronchiolitis. We thus undertook systematic reviews based on key questions (KQs) using the PICO format. The KQs were: Among children with chronic cough (>4 weeks) after acute viral bronchiolitis, how effective are the following interventions in improving the resolution of cough?: (1) Antibiotics. If so what type and for how long? (2) Asthma medications (inhaled steroids, beta2 agonist, montelukast) and; (3) Inhaled osmotic agents like hypertonic saline? METHODS: We used the CHEST expert cough panel's protocol and the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) methodological guidelines and GRADE framework...
April 25, 2018: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29698505/estimation-of-community-level-influenza-associated-illness-in-a-low-resource-rural-setting-in-india
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Siddhartha Saha, Vivek Gupta, Fatimah S Dawood, Shobha Broor, Kathryn E Lafond, Mandeep S Chadha, Sanjay K Rai, Anand Krishnan
OBJECTIVE: To estimate rates of community-level influenza-like-illness (ILI) and influenza-associated ILI in rural north India. METHODS: During 2011, we conducted household-based healthcare utilization surveys (HUS) for any acute medical illness (AMI) in preceding 14days among residents of 28villages of Ballabgarh, in north India. Concurrently, we conducted clinic-based surveillance (CBS) in the area for AMI episodes with illness onset ≤3days and collected nasal and throat swabs for influenza virus testing using real-time polymerase chain reaction...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29698412/clinical-manifestations-in-infants-and-children-with-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-infection
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Mia Johanna Søndergaard, Martin Barfred Friis, Dennis Schrøder Hansen, Inger Merete Jørgensen
BACKGROUND: Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a common cause of community-acquired pneumonia in older children. Pulmonary and extra-pulmonary symptoms associated with M. pneumoniae infection are reported. M. pneumoniae is mainly epidemic in Denmark with the recurrence every 4-7th year. AIMS: Retrospectively, to describe the epidemiology and clinical features, in infants and children, during the M. pneumoniae epidemic in 2010 and 2011. METHODS: All children under the age of 16 that were tested for M...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689428/prospective-multinational-serosurveillance-study-of-bordetella-pertussis-infection-among-10-to-18-year-old-asian-children-and-adolescents
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S Son, V Thamlikitkul, K Chokephaibulkit, J Perera, K Jayatilleke, P-R Hsueh, C-Y Lu, V Balaji, H Moriuchi, Y Nakashima, M Lu, Y Yang, K Yao, S H Kim, J H Song, S Kim, M-J Kim, U Heininger, C-H Chiu, Y-J Kim
OBJECTIVES: Bordetella pertussis continues to cause outbreaks worldwide. To assess the role of children and adolescent in transmission of pertussis in Asia, we performed a multinational serosurveillance study. METHODS: From July 2013 to June 2016, individuals aged 10 to 18 years who had not received any pertussis-containing vaccine within the prior year were recruited in 10 centres in Asia. Serum anti-pertussis toxin (PT) IgG was measured by ELISA. Demographic data and medical histories were obtained...
April 22, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616646/morbidity-and-mortality-in-hiv-infected-children-on-antiretroviral-therapy-in-togo
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A Mouhari-Touré, G Mahamadou, K Kombate, A S Akakpo, J N Teclessou, A Singo, P Pitché
the aim of this study was to evaluate the mortality and morbidity of HIV-infected children on highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) in Togo. this is a retrospective study of HIV-infected children on HAART in the 25 largest centers of HIV/AIDS care in Togo. the study included 1861 children (sex-ratio=0.99). Among them, 35.6 % were in WHO clinical stages 3 or 4 at the beginning of HAART. The most common opportunistic infections were coughing and pneumonia (37.1 %), gastroenteritis (11.3 %), various bacterial infections (10...
February 1, 2018: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29527382/bronchogenic-cyst-as-an-unusual-cause-of-a-persistent-cough-and-wheeze-in-children-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Ahmed Abushahin, Abdulla Zarroug, Magda Wagdi, Ibrahim Janahi
Wheezing and cough are common case scenarios that pediatricians encountered in their office practices. Although a bronchogenic cyst is an uncommon condition, it is essential to be considered in the differential diagnosis of a chronic cough and wheezing among young children who fail to respond to appropriate medical treatment. A 28-month-old girl was referred to our pediatric pulmonology clinic with persistent symptoms of a cough and wheeze unresponsive to standard asthma therapy. This presentation prompted us to undertake a detailed diagnostic evaluation...
2018: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29525802/respiratory-syncytial-virus-bronchiolitis-and-hypertransaminasemia
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Salvatore Giordano, Maria Di Gangi, Maria Concetta Failla, Lucrezia Bruno, Veronica Falcone, Piera Dones
Bronchiolitis is the most common disease of the lower respiratory tract occurring in children during their first year of life, becoming the most frequent cause of hospitalization. Although the disease can also be caused by other viruses, more than 70% of bronchiolitis cases are caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). RSV bronchiolitis clinically presents rhinitis, coughing, increased breathing and eating difficulties; the symptoms are usually mild, but in some cases may be so severe as to require hospitalization...
March 1, 2018: Le Infezioni in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490643/delays-in-seeking-and-receiving-health-care-services-for-pneumonia-in-children-under-five-in-the-peruvian-amazon-a-mixed-methods-study-on-caregivers-perceptions
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Mónica J Pajuelo, Cynthia Anticona Huaynate, Malena Correa, Holger Mayta Malpartida, Cesar Ramal Asayag, Juan R Seminario, Robert H Gilman, Laura Murphy, Richard A Oberhelman, Valerie A Paz-Soldan
BACKGROUND: Delays in receiving adequate care for children suffering from pneumonia can be life threatening and have been described associated with parents' limited education and their difficulties in recognizing the severity of the illness. The "three delays" was a model originally proposed to describe the most common determinants of maternal mortality, but has been adapted to describe delays in the health seeking process for caregivers of children under five. This study aims to explore the caregivers' perceived barriers for seeking and receiving health care services in children under five years old admitted to a referral hospital for community-acquired pneumonia in the Peruvian Amazon Region using the three-delays model framework...
March 1, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473978/distinction-between-rhinovirus-induced-acute-asthma-and-asthma-augmented-influenza-infection
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G V Guibas, M Tsolia, I Christodoulou, F Stripeli, Z Sakkou, N G Papadopoulos
BACKGROUND: Rhinovirus (RV) is an established trigger of asthma attacks, whereas such a link is less consistent for influenza virus (IFV). OBJECTIVE: In the context of precision medicine, we hypothesized that IFV infection may cause a condition essentially different from RV, and we investigated this by evaluating clinical characteristics of RV/IFV-positive and -negative children with respiratory symptoms and/or fever. METHODS: One thousand two hundred and seven children, 6 months to 13 years old, hospitalized for flu-like illness were recruited in this cross-sectional study...
May 2018: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472269/understanding-the-gender-gap-in-antibiotic-prescribing-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-english-primary-care
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David R M Smith, F Christiaan K Dolk, Timo Smieszek, Julie V Robotham, Koen B Pouwels
OBJECTIVES: To explore the causes of the gender gap in antibiotic prescribing, and to determine whether women are more likely than men to receive an antibiotic prescription per consultation. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of routinely collected electronic medical records from The Health Improvement Network (THIN). SETTING: English primary care. PARTICIPANTS: Patients who consulted general practices registered with THIN between 2013 and 2015...
February 22, 2018: BMJ Open
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