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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526673/the-effectiveness-of-a-computer-game-based-rehabilitation-platform-for-children-with-cerebral-palsy-protocol-for-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Anuprita Kanitkar, Tony Szturm, Sanjay Parmar, Dorcas Bc Gandhi, Gina Ruth Rempel, Gayle Restall, Monika Sharma, Amitesh Narayan, Jeyaraj Pandian, Nilashri Naik, Ravi R Savadatti, Mahesh Appasaheb Kamate
BACKGROUND: It is difficult to engage young children with cerebral palsy (CP) in repetitive, tedious therapy. As such, there is a need for innovative approaches and tools to motivate these children. We developed the low-cost, computer game-based rehabilitation platform CGR that combines fine manipulation and gross movement exercises with attention and planning game activities appropriate for young children with CP. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to provide evidence of the therapeutic value of CGR to improve upper extremity (UE) motor function for children with CP...
May 18, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525404/growth-hormone-treatment-for-growth-hormone-deficiency-and-idiopathic-short-stature-new-guidelines-shaped-by-the-presence-and-absence-of-evidence
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Adda Grimberg, David B Allen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The Pediatric Endocrine Society recently published new guidelines for the use of human growth hormone (hGH) and human insulin-like growth factor-I (hIGF-I) treatment for growth hormone deficiency, idiopathic short stature, and primary IGF-I deficiency in children and adolescents. This review places the new guidelines in historical contexts of the life cycle of hGH and the evolution of US health care, and highlights their future implications. RECENT FINDINGS: The new hGH guidelines, the first to be created by the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation approach, are more conservative than their predecessors...
May 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522693/histone-h3-3k27m-represses-p16-to-accelerate-gliomagenesis-in-a-murine-model-of-dipg
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Francisco J Cordero, Zhiqing Huang, Carole Grenier, Xingyao He, Guo Hu, Roger E McLendon, Susan K Murphy, Rintaro Hashizume, Oren J Becher
Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) is a highly aggressive pediatric brainstem tumor genetically distinguished from adult GBM by the high prevalence of the K27M mutation in the histone H3 variant H3.3 (H3F3A). This mutation reprograms the H3K27me3 epigenetic landscape of DIPG by inhibiting the H3K27-specific histone methyltransferase EZH2. This globally reduces H3K27me2/3, critical repressive marks responsible for cell fate decisions, and also causes focal gain of H3K27me3 throughout the epigenome. To date the tumor-driving effects of H3...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521633/cd30-expression-in-pediatric-neoplasms-study-of-585-cases
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Jinjun Cheng, Haiqing Zhu, John Kim Choi
CD30 is a member of the tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily, member 8 (TNFRSF8), and its normal expression is restricted to activated T and B cells. In tumor cells, CD30 expression is most commonly associated with lymphoid malignancies (Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas) and is a therapeutic target using anti-CD30 antibody. CD30 expression has been reported also in mostly adult non-lymphoid malignancies, raising the possibility of CD30-targeted therapy for additional tumors. In this study, we examined the incidence of CD30 expression in 251 hematopoietic and 334 non-hematopoietic cases of pediatric tumors...
June 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521628/cd36-positive-b-lymphoblasts-predict-poor-outcome-in-children-with-b-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Joanna G Newton, John T Horan, Scott Newman, Michael R Rossi, Rhett P Ketterling, Sunita I Park
Objective We observed that pediatric patients with B lymphoblastic leukemia which expressed CD36 at diagnosis seemed to have worse outcome than patients whose blasts did not. Here, we describe the patient, disease characteristics, pathological, molecular, and genetic features and outcomes of patients with CD36+ B-LL compared to patients with CD36- B-LL. Methods We retrospectively reviewed all flow cytometry reports from September 2008 to December 2015 to identify patients diagnosed at our institution with CD36 expression on B lymphoblasts...
June 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521330/pediatric-penetrating-neck-trauma-hard-signs-of-injury-and-selective-neck-exploration
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Rober A Tessler, Huong Nguyen, Christoper Newton, James Betts
BACKGROUND: Selective neck exploration and computed tomography angiography (CTA) in penetrating neck trauma have been well described in adults. However, data in the pediatric population are sparse. The extent to which these practices have been adopted in pediatric patients is unknown. METHODS: Retrospective, single-center cohort study of pediatric penetrating neck trauma for the years 2001 to 2014 in a dedicated children's hospital/Level 1 pediatric trauma center...
June 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521068/association-of-outcomes-and-anti-xa-levels-in-the-treatment-of-pediatric-venous-thromboembolism
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Jennifer L Fan, Laura E Roberts, Michael E Scheurer, Donald L Yee, Mona D Shah, YoungNa J Lee-Kim
BACKGROUND: There are few data in the pediatric population evaluating the relationship between measured anti-Xa levels during enoxaparin therapy and thrombotic outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there is a difference in outcomes in children who receive enoxaparin with mean anti-Xa levels between 0.45 and 0.79 unit/ml (low therapeutic range) versus between 0.80 and 1.05 unit/ml (high therapeutic range) throughout their course of their treatment. METHODS: We retrospectively identified subjects with uncomplicated venous thromboembolism treated with enoxaparin...
May 18, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520684/pediatric-trauma-undertriage-in-ohio
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Juan P Gurria, Lynn Haas, Misty Troutt, Suzanne Moody, Md Monir Hossain, Mohammad Alfrad Nobel Bhuiyan, Richard A Falcone
BACKGROUND: Appropriate and timely triage is an essential component of a trauma system. In the state of Ohio, there are 6 verified pediatric trauma centers (PTCs) across 8 state regions. The purpose of this study was to better understand the pediatric undertriage rates in the state. METHODS: We used the Ohio Trauma Registry from 2007 to 2012, consisting of 14,045 records of children younger than 16 years admitted to a hospital for more than 48 hours or who sustained a traumatic death...
June 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520680/acute-pediatric-monteggia-fractures-a-conservative-approach-to-stabilization
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Ian Foran, Vidyadhar V Upasani, Charles D Wallace, Elise Britt, Tracey P Bastrom, James D Bomar, Andrew T Pennock
BACKGROUND: In 2015, a multicenter study group proposed a treatment algorithm for pediatric Monteggia fractures based upon the ulnar fracture pattern. This strategy recommends surgical stabilization for all complete ulna fractures. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether an initial nonoperative approach to pediatric Monteggia fractures resulted in poorer outcomes and a higher rate of complications. METHODS: This institutional review board approved retrospective study evaluated all Monteggia fractures presenting to a level 1 pediatric trauma center between 2008 and 2014...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515693/rolipram-improves-outcome-in-a-rat-model-of-infant-sepsis-induced-cardiorenal-syndrome
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Clark R Sims, Sharda P Singh, Shengyu Mu, Neriman Gokden, Dala Zakaria, Trung C Nguyen, Philip R Mayeux
While the mortality rate associated with sepsis in children has fallen over the years, it still remains unacceptably high. The development of both acute cardiac dysfunction and acute kidney injury during severe sepsis is categorized as type 5 cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) and is poorly understood in infants. To address this lack of understanding and the need for an appropriate animal model in which to conduct relevant preclinical studies, we developed a model of infant sepsis-induced CRS in rat pups then evaluated the therapeutic potential of the phosphodiesterase (PDE) 4 inhibitor, rolipram...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515415/evaluation-of-mycophenolate-mofetil-and-low-dose-steroid-combined-therapy-in-moderately-severe-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-nephritis
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Zhihong Lu, Junfeng Song, Jianhua Mao, Yonghui Xia, Caiyun Wang
BACKGROUND The most appropriate management of Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP) nephritis with nephrotic-range proteinuria remains uncertain. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical therapeutic effects of mycophenolate mofetil and low-dose steroid in Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis (HSPN) with nephrotic-range proteinuria and pathological classification less than IV in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS The clinical effects of MMF and low-dose steroid therapy were studied in children with Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis manifested with nephrotic-range proteinuria, normal kidney function, and <50% crescents or sclerosing lesions on renal biopsy...
May 18, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513871/potential-role-of-long-non-coding-rna-anril-in-pediatric-medulloblastoma-through-promotion-on-proliferation-and-migration-by-targeting-mir-323
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Hong Zhang, Xiuli Wang, Xinxin Chen
Medulloblastoma (MB) is a common primary tumor of the central nervous system diagnosed in pediatric patients. Survivors of MB are frequently accompanied by severe side effects, thus it is urgent to explore novel therapeutic target. First of all, the level of antisense non-coding RNA in the INK4 locus (ANRIL) in normal cerebellum and DAOY cells were evaluated. Then, the effect of ANRIL on DAOY cell proliferation, migration and apoptosis were tested. Then, qRT-PCR was performed to explore whether ANRIL acted as a sponge of miR-323...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510298/drugs-for-children
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S Ito
The "Therapeutic Orphan" status of children is gradually improving, but our efforts to eliminate off-label/off-evidence use must be sustained for safer and more effective pediatric drug therapy. This is even more important in resource-scarce settings, because of the increasing child population in those regions. The juncture of pediatric pharmacology and global child health represents an emerging field of clinical pharmacology illuminating a crucial societal need on a global scale.
June 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509784/pharmacotherapy-options-for-pediatric-diabetes
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Maria Loredana Marcovecchio, Francesco Chiarelli
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D) are frequent conditions during childhood and adolescence. The present review offers an update on current available treatment strategies for T1D and T2D approved for use in children and adolescents. RECENT FINDINGS: Insulin remains the main and essential therapeutic strategy in youth with T1D. A second generation of insulin analogues is being evaluated and could help in improving glycemic control...
May 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508995/l-carnitine-and-acetyl-l-carnitine-roles-and-neuroprotection-in-developing-brain
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Gustavo C Ferreira, Mary C McKenna
L-Carnitine functions to transport long chain fatty acyl-CoAs into the mitochondria for degradation by β-oxidation. Treatment with L-carnitine can ameliorate metabolic imbalances in many inborn errors of metabolism. In recent years there has been considerable interest in the therapeutic potential of L-carnitine and its acetylated derivative acetyl-L-carnitine (ALCAR) for neuroprotection in a number of disorders including hypoxia-ischemia, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer's disease and in conditions leading to central or peripheral nervous system injury...
May 16, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508352/pediatric-precursor-b-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-are-t-helper-cells-the-missing-link-in-the-infectious-etiology-theory
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REVIEW
Simone Bürgler, David Nadal
Precursor B acute lymphoblastic leukemia (BCP-ALL), the most common childhood malignancy, arises from an expansion of malignant B cell precursors in the bone marrow. Epidemiological studies suggest that infections or immune responses to infections may promote such an expansion and thus BCP-ALL development. Nevertheless, a specific pathogen responsible for this process has not been identified. BCP-ALL cells critically depend on interactions with the bone marrow microenvironment. The bone marrow is also home to memory T helper (Th) cells that have previously expanded during an immune response in the periphery...
December 2017: Molecular and Cellular Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507895/diverging-volumetric-trajectories-following-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury
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Emily L Dennis, Joshua Faskowitz, Faisal Rashid, Talin Babikian, Richard Mink, Christopher Babbitt, Jeffrey Johnson, Christopher C Giza, Neda Jahanshad, Paul M Thompson, Robert F Asarnow
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant public health concern, and can be especially disruptive in children, derailing on-going neuronal maturation in periods critical for cognitive development. There is considerable heterogeneity in post-injury outcomes, only partially explained by injury severity. Understanding the time course of recovery, and what factors may delay or promote recovery, will aid clinicians in decision-making and provide avenues for future mechanism-based therapeutics. We examined regional changes in brain volume in a pediatric/adolescent moderate-severe TBI (msTBI) cohort, assessed at two time points...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507638/antibiotic-utilization-in-pediatric-hospitalized-patients-a-single-center-study
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Hasime Qorraj Bytyqi, Rexhep Hoxha, Elton Bahtiri, Valon Krasniqi, Shaip Krasniqi
BACKGROUND: Antibiotics are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in paediatrics. In most cases, antibiotics are started on an empirical basis, without proof of a bacterial infection, either before the start of therapy or afterwards. AIM: The main objective of this study was to analyse the consumption of antibiotics in hospitalised paediatric patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective study investigated the consumption of antimicrobials in defined daily doses (DDDs according to the Anatomical Therapeutical Chemical/DDD index) in Pulmonology, Gastroenterology and Nephrology Departments at Pediatric Clinic of the tertiary hospital...
April 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506869/model-based-clinical-dose-optimization-for-phenobarbital-in-neonates-an-illustration-of-the-importance-of-data-sharing-and-external-validation
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Swantje Völler, Robert B Flint, Leo M Stolk, Pieter L J Degraeuwe, Sinno H P Simons, Paula Pokorna, David M Burger, Ronald de Groot, Dick Tibboel, Catherijne A J Knibbe
BACKGROUND: Particularly in the pediatric clinical pharmacology field, data-sharing offers the possibility of making the most of all available data. In this study, we utilize previously collected therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) data of term and preterm newborns to develop a population pharmacokinetic model for phenobarbital. We externally validate the model using prospective phenobarbital data from an ongoing pharmacokinetic study in preterm neonates. METHODS: TDM data from 53 neonates (gestational age (GA): 37 (24-42) weeks, bodyweight: 2...
May 12, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506690/romidepsin-induces-caspase-dependent-cell-death-in-human-neuroblastoma-cells
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Shane V Hegarty, Katie L Togher, Eimear O'Leary, Franziska Solger, Aideen M Sullivan, Gerard W O'Keeffe
Neuroblastoma is the most common extracranial pediatric solid tumor, arising from the embryonic sympathoadrenal lineage of the neural crest, and is responsible for 15% of childhood cancer deaths. Although survival rates are good for some patients, those children diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma have survival rates as low as 35%. Thus, neuroblastoma remains a significant clinical challenge and the development of novel therapeutic strategies is essential. Given that there is widespread epigenetic dysregulation in neuroblastoma, epigenetic pharmacotherapy holds promise as a therapeutic approach...
May 12, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
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