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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189923/congenital-myasthenic-syndrome-with-episodic-apnoea-clinical-neurophysiological-and-genetic-features-in-the-long-term-follow-up-of-19-patients
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Grace McMacken, Roger G Whittaker, Teresinha Evangelista, Angela Abicht, Marina Dusl, Hanns Lochmüller
BACKGROUND: Congenital myasthenic syndrome with episodic apnoea (CMS-EA) is a rare but potentially treatable cause of apparent life-threatening events in infancy. The underlying mechanisms for sudden and recurrent episodes of respiratory arrest in these patients are unclear. Whilst CMS-EA is most commonly caused by mutations in CHAT, the list of associated genotypes is expanding. METHODS: We reviewed clinical information from 19 patients with CMS-EA, including patients with mutations in CHAT, SLC5A7 and RAPSN, and patients lacking a genetic diagnosis...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120450/apnea-bradycardia-and-desaturation-spells-in-premature-infants-impact-of-a-protocol-for-the-duration-of-spell-free-observation-on-interprovider-variability-and-readmission-rates
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P Chandrasekharan, M Rawat, A M Reynolds, K Phillips, S Lakshminrusimha
OBJECTIVE: To study the impact of implementing a protocol to standardize the duration of observation in preterm infants with apnea/bradycardia/desaturation spells before hospital discharge on length of stay (LOS) and readmission rates. STUDY DESIGN: A protocol to standardize the duration of in-hospital observation for preterm infants with apnea, bradycardia and desaturation spells who were otherwise ready for discharge was implemented in December 2013. We evaluated the impact of this protocol on the LOS and readmission rates of very low birth weight infants (VLBW)...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110977/clinical-mimics-an-emergency-medicine-focused-review-of-syncope-mimics
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Diana K Coleman, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Syncope is an event that causes a transient loss of consciousness (LOC) secondary to global cerebral hypoperfusion. The transient nature of the event can make diagnosis in the emergency department (ED) difficult, as symptoms have often resolved by time of initial presentation. The symptoms and presentation of syncope are similar to many other conditions, which can lead to difficulty in establishing a diagnosis in the ED. OBJECTIVE: This review evaluates patients presenting with a history concerning for possible syncope, mimics of syncope, and approach to managing syncope mimics...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066639/idiopathic-catastrophic-thrombosis-with-happy-ending
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Julia Heid, Andreas Greinacher, Hugo A Katus, Oliver J Müller
A 59-year-old male patient suffered three life-threatening instent thromboses after an initial resuscitation due to an ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction of the anterior cardiac wall. With a high-risk profile for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT), he was placed on argatroban after the second reinfarction. Under this apparently appropriate treatment, a third reinfarction occurred, and the patient had to undergo high-risk cardiac bypass surgery. Later on, a deep vein thrombosis and an intracardiac thrombus formed...
October 23, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923986/brief-resolved-unexplained-events-formerly-apparent-life-threatening-events-and-evaluation-of-lower-risk-infants
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Chris Tate, Rachel Sunley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 18, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Education and Practice Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822736/-rhinovirus-underestimated-pathogens-in-patients-during-the-neonatal-period
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S Zacharie, A Vabret, B Guillois, C Dupont, J Brouard
INTRODUCTION: In recent years, developments in virological tools have led to the easy detection of rhinoviruses and enteroviruses (E/RV). Their detection is very frequent in cases of airway involvement in children and their demonstrated causality. But the morbidity of E/RV in the neonatal period is unknown due to lack of epidemiological data. The objective of this study was to evaluate the incidence and clinical characteristics of these infections in hospitalized neonates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the virology specimens of all neonates hospitalized at the Caen University Hospital between 2006 and 2011...
September 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814262/update-on-the-evaluation-and-management-of-brief-resolved-unexplained-events-previously-apparent-life-threatening-events
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Eric Zwemer, Ilene Claudius, Joel Tieder
BACKGROUND: The thirty-year-old term "apparent life-threatening event" (ALTE) is difficult to apply in clinical practice and research. The American Academy of Pediatrics now defines these events as brief resolved unexplained events (BRUEs), stratifies infants based on the risk of recurrence or of a serious underlying condition, and offers evidence-based management recommendations for infants at lower-risk. OBJECTIVE: To review recent ALTE literature as it relates to BRUEs...
August 16, 2017: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737312/life-after-the-event-a-review-of-basic-life-support-training-for-parents-following-apparent-life-threatening-events-and-their-experience-and-practices-following-discharge
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W L Macken, N Clarke, M Nadeem, D Coghlan
Apparent Life-Threatening Events (ALTEs) are a common presentation to paediatric hospitals and represent a significant cause of parental anxiety. Basic Life Support (BLS) training is recommended for all caregivers following ALTEs. This study aimed to assess the rate of caregiver BLS training and reviewed parents experience following discharge. Parents were interviewed by phone following discharge. Over the study period 25 children attended the Emergency Department with ALTE, 17/25 (68%) were trained and 13/17 (76%) were contactable for interview...
May 10, 2017: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720729/inhibition-of-inflammasome-dependent-interleukin-1%C3%AE-production-by-streptococcal-nad-glycohydrolase-evidence-for-extracellular-activity
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Dóra Hancz, Elsa Westerlund, Benedicte Bastiat-Sempe, Onkar Sharma, Christine Valfridsson, Lena Meyer, John F Love, Maghnus O'Seaghdha, Michael R Wessels, Jenny J Persson
Group A Streptococcus (GAS) is a common human pathogen and the etiologic agent of a large number of diseases ranging from mild, self-limiting infections to invasive life-threatening conditions. Two prominent virulence factors of this bacterium are the genetically and functionally linked pore-forming toxin streptolysin O (SLO) and its cotoxin NAD(+)-glycohydrolase (NADase). Overexpression of these toxins has been linked to increased bacterial virulence and is correlated with invasive GAS disease. NADase can be translocated into host cells by a SLO-dependent mechanism, and cytosolic NADase has been assigned multiple properties such as protection of intracellularly located GAS bacteria and induction of host cell death through energy depletion...
July 18, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711234/sleep-related-breathing-disorders-and-indications-for-polysomnography-in-preterm-infants
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Koen Joosten, Robbin de Goederen, Angelique Pijpers, Karel Allegaert
There is a range of breathing problems which occur and may persist in preterm infants, such as central apneas, obstructive apneas and periodic breathing. Preterm infants may also suffer from respiratory distress syndrome and chronic lung disease necessitating prolonged use of oxygen therapy after discharge from the hospital. Due to these persistent breathing pattern abnormalities in preterm infants, there is a higher risk of altered sleep and apparent life threatening events. Polysomnography can be a helpful tool to identify those infants who have abnormalities in their breathing pattern, to identify those infants who have an increased risk to get a sleep related breathing event at home and to decide about the discontinuation of oxygen therapy...
October 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689530/congenital-vallecular-cyst-arare-and-potentially-lethal-condition
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Shabbir Ahmed Mallick, Tabinda Naz Qureshi, Ajoy Methew Varghese, Mona Mohammed Al Busaidi
Congenital vallecular cyst is a rare laryngeal lesion, accounting for 10-20% of all laryngeal cysts, with a potential to cause severe upper airway obstruction, which can be fatal. It can cause stridor, apnea, cyanosis, respiratory distress, and feeding difficulties. Diagnosis requires a high level of clinical suspicion and helps in timely intervention. Direct laryngoscopy is gold standard for definitive diagnosis. Treatment options include aspiration, marsupialization, and surgical excision. Here, we report a case of 7-week-old infant with complain of recurrent episodes of cyanosis when agitated, since the age of 3 weeks, admitted with impression of apparent life-threatening events (ALTEs)...
June 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555179/the-management-of-cyanotic-spells-in-children-with-oesophageal-atresia
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Mathieu Bergeron, Aliza P Cohen, Robin T Cotton
Cyanotic spells, also known as blue spells, dying spells, or apparent life-threatening events, refer to a bluish tone visible in the mucosal membranes and skin caused by an oxygen decrease in the peripheral circulation. Although this decrease may be transient and benign, it may also be indicative of a severe underlying problem that requires immediate intervention. Children with oesophageal atresia (OA) are at risk for a number of coexisting conditions that may trigger cyanotic spells. This current article will focus on the management of cyanotic spells both in children with innominate artery compression and those with tracheomalacia...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438477/apnea-in-the-term-infant
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Mary Elaine Patrinos, Richard J Martin
Whereas apnea of prematurity has been well defined and its pathophysiology extensively studied, apnea in the term infant remains a greater challenge. Unfortunately, clear diagnostic criteria are lacking and pathogenesis and management vary widely. In this review we have arbitrarily organized the discussion chronologically into earlier and later postnatal periods. In the first days of life, presumed apnea may reflect physiologic events such as positional or feeding etiologies, or may be a manifestation of serious pathophysiology, such as a seizure disorder...
April 21, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419986/hypodysfibrinogenemia-with-a-heterozygous-mutation-of-%C3%AE-cys326ser-by-the-novel-transversion-of-tgt-to-tct-in-a-patient-with-pulmonary-thromboembolism-and-right-ventricular-thrombus
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Akiko Ushijima, Taichi Komai, Atsuko Masukawa, Keiko Oikawa, Norishige Morita, Satomi Asai, Saki Mukai, Nobuo Okumura, Yoshinori Kobayashi, Hayato Miyachi
We encountered a 45-year-old Japanese man who suffered from pulmonary thromboembolism and huge right ventricular thrombus after inferior vena cava (IVC) filter implantation without apparent thrombus in either the deep veins or inside the IVC filter. The biochemical data showed a discrepancy in the level of fibrinogen between the immunological and thrombin time methods, suggesting hypodysfibrinogenemia. The sequencing of the fibrinogen γ-chain gene (FGG) revealed a novel heterozygous missense mutation in exon 8 - a TGT to TCT transversion in codon 326 - resulting in an amino acid substitution of serine for cysteine (γCys326Ser)...
2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385426/posterior-tracheopexy-for-severe-tracheomalacia
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Hester F Shieh, C Jason Smithers, Thomas E Hamilton, David Zurakowski, Lawrence M Rhein, Michael A Manfredi, Christopher W Baird, Russell W Jennings
PURPOSE: In severe tracheomalacia, aortopexy addresses anterior vascular compression, but does not directly address posterior membranous tracheal intrusion. We review patient outcomes of posterior tracheopexy for tracheomalacia with posterior intrusion to determine if there were resolution of clinical symptoms and bronchoscopic evidence of improvement in airway collapse. METHODS: All patients who underwent posterior tracheopexy from October 2012 to March 2016 were retrospectively reviewed...
June 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115439/brief-resolved-unexplained-event-new-diagnosis-in-infants
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Karen Arane, Ilene Claudius, Ran D Goldman
QUESTION: For many years, the term apparent life-threatening event (ALTE) was associated with sudden infant death syndrome, and parents who described an acute event in their infants were sent to the hospital for admission. I understand that for infants new terminology is recommended. What is the current approach to a near-death experience of an infant? ANSWER: A recent clinical practice guideline revised the name and definition of an ALTE to a brief resolved unexplained event (BRUE)...
January 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108810/independent-risk-factors-for-recurrence-of-apparent-life-threatening-events-in-infants
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Riyo Ueda, Osamu Nomura, Takanobu Maekawa, Hirokazu Sakai, Satoshi Nakagawa, Akira Ishiguro
The risk factors for recurrent apparent life-threatening event (ALTE) are unclear although the risk of recurrent ALTE is an important consideration for the management of ALTE patients. This study aimed to identify the risk factors for recurrent ALTE. We conducted a secondary analysis of the data from a single center retrospective cohort study in Japan conducted from March 2002 to January 2012, which included children diagnosed with ALTE at a pediatric emergency department (ED) in Tokyo. Among 112 ALTE patients, 18 (16%) had recurrences and 94 (84%) did not...
April 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042408/an-unusual-cause-of-postabortal-fever-requiring-prompt-surgical-intervention-a-pyomyoma-and-its-imaging-features
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Rashmi Bagga, Rakhi Rai, Jasvinder Kalra, Pradip K Saha, Tulika Singh
Pyomyoma is an unusual complication of leiomyoma, occurring most commonly in the postpartum, postabortal, and post-menopausal periods. It develops due to infection in necrotic foci within leiomyoma, which is more common during pregnancy due to rapid growth, and in postmenopausal women due to vascular insufficiency. Other contributing factors are curettage, gynecological surgery, cervical stenosis, immunodeficiency, and recently, uterine artery embolization. It presents with a typical triad of sepsis, leiomyoma, and absence of any apparent source of infection...
January 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039509/population-pharmacokinetics-of-lenalidomide-in-multiple-myeloma-patients
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Beatriz Guglieri-López, Alejandro Pérez-Pitarch, Dirk Jan A R Moes, Begoña Porta-Oltra, Mónica Climente-Martí, Henk Jan Guchelaar, Matilde Merino-Sanjuán
PURPOSE: Lenalidomide disease-specific toxicity profiles and potentially life-threatening adverse events support the consideration of diversity in starting doses. The aim of this study was to conduct a population pharmacokinetic analysis of lenalidomide in multiple myeloma patients to identify and evaluate non-studied covariates that could be used for dose individualization. METHODS: Blood samples were collected from 15 multiple myeloma patients. Nonlinear mixed-effects modeling was used to develop a population pharmacokinetic model and perform covariate analysis...
January 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017711/evaluation-of-the-hypothesis-that-choking-alte-may-mimic-abusive-head-trauma
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Jennifer B Hansen, Terra Frazier, Mary Moffatt, Timothy Zinkus, James D Anderst
OBJECTIVE: Apparent life-threatening events (ALTEs), often accompanied by choking, have been hypothesized to cause subdural hemorrhages (SDH), retinal hemorrhages, and brain injury. If the choking/ALTE hypothesis were true, children who present with ALTE and SDH would have fewer extracranial injuries suspicious for abuse than those with SDH and no ALTE. We aimed to compare the prevalence of suspicious extracranial injuries in children who have ALTE-associated SDH to those with non-ALTE SDH...
May 2017: Academic Pediatrics
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