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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235739/assistance-of-medical-clowns-improves-the-physical-examinations-of-children-aged-2-6-years
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Noam Meiri, Amichi Ankri, Faten Ziadan, Itay Nahmias, Muriel Konopnicki, Zeev Schnapp, Omer Itzhak Sagi, Mohamad Hamad Saied, Giora Pillar
BACKGROUND: A good physical exam is necessary to help pediatricians make the correct diagnosis and can save unnecessary imaging or invasive procedures. Distraction by medical clowns may create the optimal conditions for a proper physical examination. METHODS: Children aged 2-6 years who required physical examination in the pediatric emergency department were recruited and randomly assigned to one of two groups: physical exam by a pediatrician in the presence of caregivers vs...
December 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235736/primary-and-secondary-antibiotic-resistance-of-helicobacter-pylori-in-israeli-children-and-adolescents
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Michal Kori, Jacob Yahav, Rita Berdinstein, Haim Shmuely
BACKGROUND: Empiric treatment for Helicobacter pylori is influenced by antibiotic susceptibility of infecting strains. A rise in the resistance rate to clarithromycin and metronidazole has been reported in pediatric populations. OBJECTIVES: To assess the primary and secondary antibiotic resistance of H. pylori isolates in Israeli children and adolescents. METHODS: A retrospective review of H. pylori isolates cultured from antral biopsies of consecutive children aged 1 to 18 years, who were referred to the Pediatric Gastroenterology Unit, Kaplan Medical Center, over a 2...
December 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234873/predictors-for-incidence-of-increased-time-spent-in-hospital-after-ambulatory-surgery-in-children-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Takaya Nishida, Takahiro Mihara, Koui Ka
PURPOSE: Recently, pediatric ambulatory surgery has become common. However, for some of these patients, unplanned admission or prolonged hospital stay is also necessary, which can increase the mental burden on these patients. The aim of this study was to identify the predictors of the incidence of increased time spent in hospitals associated with pediatric ambulatory surgery. METHODS: Data were obtained from the medical and anesthetic records of 1087 consecutive patients aged < 18 years who underwent ambulatory surgery under general anesthesia...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234146/practices-surrounding-pulmonary-hypertension-and-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-amongst-neonatologists-caring-for-premature-infants
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Gabriel Altit, Henry C Lee, Susan Hintz, Theresa A Tacy, Jeffrey A Feinstein, Shazia Bhombal
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is associated with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Screening strategies, a thorough investigation of co-morbidities, and multidisciplinary involvement prior to anti-PH medications have been advocated by recent guidelines. We sought to evaluate current practices of neonatologists caring for premature infants with PH. DESIGN: Electronic survey of American Academy of Pediatrics neonatology members. RESULTS: Among 306 neonatologist respondents, 38% had an institutional screening protocol for patients with BPD; 83% screened at 36 weeks for premature neonates on oxygen/mechanical ventilation...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233937/provider-perspectives-on-use-of-medical-marijuana-in-children-with-cancer
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Prasanna Ananth, Clement Ma, Hasan Al-Sayegh, Leah Kroon, Victoria Klein, Claire Wharton, Elise Hallez, Ilana Braun, Kelly Michelson, Abby R Rosenberg, Wendy London, Joanne Wolfe
BACKGROUND: Although medical marijuana (MM) may have utility in the supportive care of children with serious illness, it remains controversial. We investigated interdisciplinary provider perspectives on legal MM use in children with cancer. METHODS: We sent a 32-item, cross-sectional survey to 654 pediatric oncology providers in Illinois, Massachusetts, and Washington characterizing MM practices, knowledge, attitudes, and barriers. Forty-eight percent responded; 44% (n = 288) were included in analyses...
December 12, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233853/variation-in-pediatric-procedural-sedations-across-children-s-hospital-emergency-departments
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Andrew F Miller, Michael C Monuteaux, Florence T Bourgeois, Eric W Fleegler
OBJECTIVES: Describe the trends in pediatric sedation use over time and determine variation in use of procedural sedation across children's hospital emergency departments (EDs). METHODS: We analyzed ED data from 35 hospitals within the Pediatric Health Information System for patients <19 years old who received sedation medications and were discharged from 2009 to 2014. Patients with chronic comorbidities or undergoing intubation were excluded. We determined frequency and trends in use of sedation and compared these between EDs...
December 12, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232618/pediatric-medicolegal-autopsy-in-france-a-forensic-histopathological-approach
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Clémence Delteil, Lucile Tuchtan, Julia Torrents, Caroline Capuani, Marie-Dominique Piercecchi-Marti
The aim of postmortem medicolegal examination in pediatric death is primarily to establish the circumstances and causes of death and to exclude child abuse. In France, pediatric death is systematically documented by medicolegal or medical autopsy. In case of medicolegal autopsy, the complementary examinations, requested and financed by justice, are rarely limited to a histopathological examination. However in medical autopsies other tools are available to the pathologist as toxicology, biochemistry and molecular biology...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232420/atypical-herpes-zoster-presentation-in-a-healthy-vaccinated-pediatric-patient
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Alicia T Dagrosa, Lindsey K Collins, M Shane Chapman
We report the case of a 6-year-old girl with no notable medical history who presented to the dermatology clinic for evaluation of left leg pain with an overlying erythematous rash of 4 days' duration. Clinical examination revealed pink patches and plaques in a unilateral L5 distribution with an isolated pinpoint vesicle. Direct fluorescent antibody testing confirmed varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection, establishing a diagnosis of herpes zoster (HZ). The patient previously had received the VZV vaccine in the left leg and arm and had no history of primary VZV infection...
November 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232349/management-of-intussusception-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department-risk-factors-for-recurrence
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Andrea Vo, Terry L Levin, Benjamin Taragin, Hnin Khine
BACKGROUND: The standard treatment for intussusception is air reduction enema (ARE) with inpatient observation for 24 to 48 hours to monitor for recurrence. More recent but limited observations suggest that patients who have undergone successful ARE can safely be discharged after 4 to 6 hours of observation. Our primary objective was to identify risk factors associated with early recurrence. Our secondary objectives included validating risk criteria from prior studies and identifying risk factors for ARE failures...
December 11, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232283/levocarnitine-for-the-treatment-of-valproic-acid-induced-hyperammonemic-encephalopathy-in-children-the-experience-of-large-tertiary-care-pediatric-hospital-and-a-poison-center
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Miguel Glatstein, Pedro Bonifacio Rino, Silvina de Pinho, Dennis Scolnik, Dikla Pivko-Levi, Christopher Hoyte
BACKGROUND: Although rare, symptomatic hyperammonemia is sometimes associated with valproic acid (VPA), especially in children. L-carnitine (levocarnitine), sometimes classified as an essential amino acid, is vital to mitochondrial utilization of fatty acids and can be helpful in treating this condition. The data supporting this, however, are limited. STUDY QUESTION: The aim of the study was to illustrate the role of L-carnitine in the treatment of patients with VPA-induced hyperammonemic encephalopathy (VPE) at 2 different institutions...
November 22, 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232173/tele-pediatric-intensive-care-for-critically-ill-children-in-syria
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Muhammad Bakr Ghbeis, Katherine M Steffen, Elizabeth A Braunlin, Gregory J Beilman, Jay Dahman, Waseem Ostwani, Marie E Steiner
BACKGROUND: Armed conflicts can result in humanitarian crises and have major impacts on civilians, of whom children represent a significant proportion. Usual pediatric medical care is often disrupted and trauma resulting from war-related injuries is often devastating. High pediatric mortality rates are thus experienced in these ravaged medical environments. INTRODUCTION: Using simple communication technology to provide real-time management recommendations from highly trained pediatric personnel can provide substantive clinical support and have a significant impact on pediatric morbidity and mortality...
December 12, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231596/-current-situation-of-acupuncture-in-new-zealand
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Xiaoji Li, Youping Hu
The beginning of TCM acupuncture in New Zealand dates back to the middle of 19th century. After self-improvement for more than 100 years, TCM acupuncture has gained a considerable development. From the perspective of history and current situation, the development of acupuncture in New Zealand was elaborated in this article; in addition, the sustainable development of acupuncture was discussed from the perspective of education and training. In New Zealand, the TCM acupuncture and dry needling have played a dominant role in acupuncture treatments, which are practiced by TCM practitioners and physical therapists...
April 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231093/the-utility-of-simulation-in-the-management-of-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease-past-present-and-future
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Ali Subat, Andrew Goldberg, Samuel Demaria, Daniel Katz
Significant advancements have been made in the diagnosis and management of congenital heart disease (CHD). As a result, a higher percentage of these patients are surviving to adulthood. Despite this improvement in management, these patients remain at higher risk of morbidity and mortality, particularly in the perioperative setting. One new area of interest in these patients is the implementation of simulation-based medical education. Simulation has demonstrated various benefits across high-acuity scenarios encountered in the hospital...
December 1, 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230709/point-of-care-gastric-ultrasound-and-aspiration-risk-assessment-a-narrative-review
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Anahi Perlas, Cristian Arzola, Peter Van de Putte
This narrative review summarizes the current knowledge on point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) of gastric contents in order to inform an assessment of aspiration risk and guide anesthetic management at the bedside. An I-AIM framework (Indication, Acquisition, Interpretation, and Medical decision-making) is used to summarize and organize the content areas. This narrative review spans the breadth of the literature on pediatric and adult subjects as well as on special patient populations such as obstetric and severely obese individuals...
December 11, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229888/the-association-between-body-mass-index-and-frequency-of-emergency-department-visits-and-hospitalization-for-asthma-exacerbation-in-a-pediatric-population
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Ghadah Abdulrahman Alhekail, Alaa Althubaiti, Sulaiman AlQueflie
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of both asthma and obesity are increasing. Although some studies suggest an association between body mass index (BMI) and frequency of emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalization for asthma exacerbation, any association remains unproven. OBJECTIVE: Estimate the frequency of asthma exacerbation in obese children, and identify any relationship between BMI and frequency of ED visits and hospitalization for asthma exacerbation. DESIGN: Retrospective review of medical records...
November 2017: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229172/self-management-and-health-care-transition-among-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-chronic-kidney-disease-medical-and-psychosocial-considerations
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Maria E Díaz-González de Ferris, Marta Del Villar-Vilchis, Ricardo Guerrero, Victor M Barajas-Valencia, Emily B Vander-Schaaf, Alexandre de Pomposo, Mara Medeiros, Eniko Rak, Guillermo Cantu-Quintanilla, Rupesh Raina, Ana C Alvarez-Elias
Health care transition (HCT) is a process that requires preparation as a continuum from pediatric- to adult-focused services. For adolescents and young adults with chronic or ESRD, this process can be prolonged due to their physical, psychological, family, or ecological factors. HCT preparation is a matter of patient safety and patient rights as the consequences of poor preparation at the time of transfer to adult-focused services are great, including rejection of organs, disease relapse, or even death. We present a case to illustrate important points of HCT preparation, with suggestions for intervention by the interdisciplinary team members who serve (and will serve) these survivors of pediatric-onset health conditions...
November 2017: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228982/electroconvulsive-therapy-for-manic-state-with-mixed-and-psychotic-features-in-a-teenager-with-bipolar-disorder-and-comorbid-episodic-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-a-case-report
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Olof Rask, Klara Suneson, Eva Holmström, Beata Bäckström, Björn Axel Johansson
BACKGROUND: Comorbidity of bipolar disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder is common in adolescence. Obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms may be episodic and secondary to alterations in mood, and display specific features. Management of pediatric bipolar disorder-obsessive-compulsive disorder is challenging, as pharmacotherapy of obsessive-compulsive disorder may induce or exacerbate manic episodes and there is limited evidence of treatment efficacy. Electroconvulsive therapy is sparsely used in children and adolescents, but is documented to be a safe and efficacious intervention in adults with bipolar disorder...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228940/communicating-wisely-teaching-residents-to-communicate-effectively-with-patients-and-caregivers-about-unnecessary-tests
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Geetha Mukerji, Adina Weinerman, Sarah Schwartz, Adelle Atkinson, Lynfa Stroud, Brian M Wong
BACKGROUND: With rising healthcare costs and a focus on quality, there is a growing need to promote resource stewardship in medical education. Physicians need to be able to communicate effectively with patients/caregivers seeking tests and treatments that are unnecessary. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of an interactive workshop on residents' knowledge of resource stewardship and communication skills when counseling patients/caregivers about requests for unnecessary testing. METHODS: Participants were 83 Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residents at the University of Toronto in 2014-15...
December 11, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228891/adherence-to-asthma-treatment-in-childhood-and-adolescence-a-narrative-literature-review
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Kristine Desager, Françoise Vermeulen, Eddy Bodart
OBJECTIVES: We provide a narrative literature review on surveys used to assess the level of medication adherence in children and adolescents with asthma, the attitudes of these patients and their parents toward asthma therapy, and their expectations concerning asthma and available treatment. METHODS: A PubMed search and manual selection of the retrieved papers was conducted to identify studies using surveys or interviews that addressed one of the three topics of interest...
December 11, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227721/chinese-guidelines-for-childhood-asthma-2016-major-updates-recommendations-and-key-regional-data
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Jianguo Hong, Yixiao Bao, Aihuan Chen, Changchong Li, Li Xiang, Chuanhe Liu, Zhimin Chen, Deyu Zhao, Zhou Fu, Yunxiao Shang
OBJECTIVE: With increased industrialization and urbanization in China, pediatric asthma is becoming more prevalent. Despite a growing body of evidence, there remains a significant unmet need for adequate management of childhood asthma. The Subspecialty Group of Respiratory Diseases of the Society of Pediatrics, the Chinese Medical Association, and the editorial board of the Chinese Journal of Pediatrics have recently updated the "Guidelines for diagnosis and optimal management of asthma in children," first published in 2008...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
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