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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727724/grandmothering-and-cognitive-resources-are-required-for-the-emergence-of-menopause-and-extensive-post-reproductive-lifespan
#1
Carla Aimé, Jean-Baptiste André, Michel Raymond
Menopause, the permanent cessation of ovulation, occurs in humans well before the end of the expected lifespan, leading to an extensive post-reproductive period which remains a puzzle for evolutionary biologists. All human populations display this particularity; thus, it is difficult to empirically evaluate the conditions for its emergence. In this study, we used artificial neural networks to model the emergence and evolution of allocation decisions related to reproduction in simulated populations. When allocation decisions were allowed to freely evolve, both menopause and extensive post-reproductive life-span emerged under some ecological conditions...
July 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721547/the-effect-on-somatic-growth-of-surgical-and-catheter-treatment-of-secundum-atrial-septal-defects
#2
Meghan M Chlebowski, Hongying Dai, Stephen F Kaine
Historical studies suggest an association between atrial septal defect (ASD) and impaired growth with inconsistent improvement following closure. Limited data exist regarding the impact on growth in the era of transcatheter therapy. To evaluate the effect of closure on growth, we conducted a retrospective review of patients undergoing surgical or transcatheter closure during two time periods. Four hundred patients with isolated secundum ASD were divided into three cohorts: early surgical, contemporary surgical, and transcatheter...
July 18, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693369/subjective-health-complaints-and-exposure-to-peer-victimization-among-disabled-and-non-disabled-adolescents-a-population-based-study-in-sweden
#3
Maria Fridh, Marie Köhler, Birgit Modén, Martin Lindström, Maria Rosvall
AIMS: To investigate subjective health complaints (SHCs) (psychological and somatic, respectively) among disabled and non-disabled adolescents, focusing on the impact of traditional bullying and cyber harassment, and furthermore to report psychological and somatic SHCs across different types of disability. METHODS: Data from the public health survey of children and adolescents in Scania, Sweden, 2012 was used. A questionnaire was answered anonymously in school by 9791 students in the 9th grade (response rate 83%), and 7533 of these with valid answers on key questions were included in this study...
July 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693124/pediatric-toxic-polycystic-thyroid
#4
Janeil M Belle, Nektarios Vasilottos, Todd D Nebesio, Benjamin C James
BACKGROUND: Polycystic thyroid disease (PCTD) is a rare condition and has been described in adults in the setting of subclinical and clinical hypothyroidism. We present the first known case of a pediatric patient with diffuse macrocystic degeneration of the thyroid. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 6-year-old previously healthy patient was evaluated after presenting with a 16-month history of an enlarging polycystic thyroid and hyperthyroidism. Markers of autoimmune thyroid disease including thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin (TSI), thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) receptor antibody, thyroid peroxidase antibody and thyroglobulin antibody were negative...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689437/the-effect-of-antiepileptic-drugs-on-the-kidney-function-and-structure
#5
S Hamed
Abtract Introduction: Long-term use of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) is associated with number of somatic conditions. Data from experimental, cross-sectional and prospective studies have evidence for the deleterious effect of some AEDs on the kidney. Areas Covered: This review summarized the current knowledge of the effect of AEDs on the kidney including evidence and mechanisms. Fanconi syndrome was reported with valproate (VPA) therapy in severely disabled children with epilepsy. Renal tubular acidosis and urolithiasis were reported with acetazolamide, topirmate and zonisamide, drugs with carbonic anhydrase inhibition properties...
July 10, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675045/association-between-quality-of-life-of-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes-and-parents-illness-perception-as-evaluated-by-adolescents
#6
Johanna Terrasson, Florence Terrade, Alain Somat, Sylvie Nivot-Adamiak, Marie-Aline Guitteny, Marc de Kerdanet
Children and adolescents account for half of all cases of type 1 diabetes, which is one of the most common pediatric chronic diseases. The disease's effects and the treatment/disease-management protocols patients must follow can lead to a marked deterioration in quality of life, especially for adolescents. Patients' illness perceptions have been shown to impact their quality of life, but do other people's illness perceptions also have an effect? The present study addressed this question by investigating possible links between the quality of life of adolescent patients with type 1 diabetes and illness perceptions, measured in terms of the adolescents' self-perceptions, parents' self-perceptions, and the adolescents' evaluations of their parents' perceptions...
July 4, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674760/medical-comorbidities-in-children-and-adolescents-with-autism-spectrum-disorders-and-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorders-a-systematic-review
#7
REVIEW
Jet B Muskens, Fleur P Velders, Wouter G Staal
Somatic disorders occur more often in adult psychiatric patients than in the general adult population. However, in child and adolescent psychiatry this association is unclear, mainly due to a lack of integration of existing data. To address this issue, we here present a systematic review on medical comorbidity in the two major developmental disorders autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and formulate clinical recommendations. The literature was searched using the PubMed and PsycINFO databases (2000-1 May 2016) with the keywords "[((child and adolescent) AND (Autism OR Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder* OR ADHD)) AND ("Cardiovascular Diseases" [Mesh] OR "Endocrine System Diseases" [Mesh] OR "Immune System Diseases" [Mesh] OR "Neurobehavioral Manifestations" [Mesh] OR "Gastrointestinal Disorders" [Mesh] OR Somatic OR Autoimmune disease OR Nervous system disease OR Infection OR Infectious disease)]...
July 3, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672775/pediatric-toxic-polycystic-thyroid
#8
Janeil M Belle, Nektarios Vasilottos, Todd D Nebesio, Benjamin C James
BACKGROUND: Polycystic thyroid disease (PCTD) is a rare condition and has been described in adults in the setting of subclinical and clinical hypothyroidism. We present the first known case of a pediatric patient with diffuse macrocystic degeneration of the thyroid. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 6-year-old previously healthy patient was evaluated after presenting with a 16-month history of an enlarging polycystic thyroid and hyperthyroidism. Markers of autoimmune thyroid disease including thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin (TSI), thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) receptor antibody, thyroid peroxidase antibody and thyroglobulin antibody were negative...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670125/risk-factors-for-the-existence-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-symptoms-in-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorders
#9
Anna Linda Lamanna, Francesco Craig, Emilia Matera, Marta Simone, Maura Buttiglione, Lucia Margari
Over the years, several authors have reported symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in patients with autism spectrum disorders (ASD); however, studies on the risk factors of ADHD symptoms in children with ASD are lacking. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to identify the risk factors for the development of ADHD symptoms in children with ASD. The sample consisted of 67 children with ASD who were assessed with Conner's Parent Rating Scale-Revised (CPRS-R), and with a semi-structured detailed interview administered to parents, to collect a series of clinical data such as coexisting somatic and neuropsychiatric problems and familial and pre/peri/postpartum risk factors...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666664/young-infants-with-severe-tetralogy-of-fallot-early-primary-surgery-versus-transcatheter-palliation
#10
Travis J Wilder, Glen S Van Arsdell, Lee Benson, Eric Pham-Hung, Michael Gritti, Alexandra Page, Christopher A Caldarone, Edward J Hickey
BACKGROUND: Infants with severe tetralogy of Fallot may undergo (1) early primary surgical repair (EARLY) or (2) early transcatheter palliation (CATH) before delayed surgical repair. We compared these strategies with (3) elective single-stage tetralogy of Fallot repair (IDEAL). METHODS: From 2000 to 2012, 453 children underwent tetralogy of Fallot repair (excluding systemic-pulmonary shunts), including 383 in the IDEAL (75%), 42 in the EARLY (9%), and 28 in the CATH (6%) groups...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657891/associations-of-prenatal-urinary-bisphenol-a-concentrations-with-child-behaviors-and-cognitive-abilities
#11
Joseph M Braun, Gina Muckle, Tye Arbuckle, Maryse F Bouchard, William D Fraser, Emmanuel Ouellet, Jean R Séguin, Youssef Oulhote, Glenys M Webster, Bruce P Lanphear
BACKGROUND: Prenatal bisphenol A (BPA) exposure has been associated with adverse neurodevelopment in epidemiological studies. However, prior studies had limited statistical power to examine sex-specific effects, and few examined child cognition. OBJECTIVES: We estimated the association between prenatal BPA exposure and child neurobehavior at 3 y of age in a prospective cohort of 812 mothers and their children. METHODS: We measured BPA concentration in urine samples collected at wk gestation among women enrolled in a 10-city Canadian cohort study...
June 16, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656703/examination-of-competing-diagnostic-models-of-functional-gastrointestinal-disorders-related-to-pain-in-children
#12
J V Schurman, B T Karazsia, C A Friesen
BACKGROUND: There have been no empirical validations of the Rome III or Rome IV criteria in children. The aim of the current study was to examine whether symptoms naturally occur in a pattern consistent with Rome III and/or Rome IV pediatric criteria for functional dyspepsia (FD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 250 children, ages 8-17 years, presenting to an abdominal pain clinic with pain of at least 8 weeks duration...
June 28, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654856/evaluation-of-a-self-regulation-based-psycho-educational-pilot-intervention-targeting-children-and-adolescents-with-epilepsy-in-greece
#13
Ioanna Rizou, Veronique De Gucht, Antigone Papavasiliou, Stan Maes
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to describe the development and initial evaluation of a minimal structured psycho-educational intervention for children and adolescents with epilepsy. The intervention aimed at increasing the understanding and personal control (self-management) of epilepsy, and at reducing psychological distress, sleep problems and somatic complaints. METHOD: Twelve patients participated in our intervention and another 12, matched on age and gender, served as the control group...
June 21, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652589/congenital-deafness-is-associated-with-specific-somatosensory-deficits-in-adolescents
#14
Rabih Moshourab, Valérie Bégay, Christiane Wetzel, Jan Walcher, Steven Middleton, Manfred Gross, Gary R Lewin
Hearing and touch represent two distinct sensory systems that both rely on the transformation of mechanical force into electrical signals. Here we used a battery of quantitative sensory tests to probe touch, thermal and pain sensitivity in a young control population (14-20 years old) compared to age-matched individuals with congenital hearing loss. Sensory testing was performed on the dominant hand of 111 individuals with normal hearing and 36 with congenital hearing loss. Subjects with congenital deafness were characterized by significantly higher vibration detection thresholds at 10 Hz (2-fold increase, P < 0...
June 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643364/development-of-clinical-paroxysmal-nocturnal-haemoglobinuria-in-children-with-aplastic-anaemia
#15
Atsushi Narita, Hideki Muramatsu, Yusuke Okuno, Yuko Sekiya, Kyogo Suzuki, Motoharu Hamada, Shinsuke Kataoka, Daisuke Ichikawa, Rieko Taniguchi, Norihiro Murakami, Daiei Kojima, Eri Nishikawa, Nozomu Kawashima, Nobuhiro Nishio, Asahito Hama, Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Seiji Kojima
The clinical significance of paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH) in children with aplastic anaemia (AA) remains unclear. We retrospectively studied 57 children with AA between 1992 and 2010. During the follow-up, five patients developed clinical PNH, in whom somatic PIGA mutations were detected by targeted sequencing. The 10-year probability of clinical PNH development was 10·2% (95% confidence interval, 3·6-20·7%). Furthermore, the detection of minor PNH clones by flow cytometry at AA diagnosis was a risk factor for the subsequent development of clinical PNH...
June 23, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643234/body-mass-disorders-in-healthy-short-children-and-in-children-with-growth-hormone-deficiency
#16
Paweł Tomaszewski, Katarzyna Milde, Anna Majcher, Beata Pyrżak, Gul Tiryaki-Sonmez, Brad J Schoenfeld
The aim of the study was to determine the degree of adiposity and the incidence of body mass disorders, including abdominal obesity, in healthy short children and children with growth hormone deficiency. The study included 134 short children (height < 10th percentile) aged 7-15. In this cohort there were 63 (31 boys and 32 girls) children without diagnosed hormonal disorders and 71 patients (35 boys and 36 girls) with growth hormone deficiency. Basic somatic features were assessed and the study participants were categorized according to the percentage of body fat (%FAT), body mass index (BMI), and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR)...
June 23, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637619/practical-considerations-for-diagnosis-and-management-of-patients-and-carriers
#17
REVIEW
Charlotte M Niemeyer, Cristina Mecucci
Newly diagnosed children and adults with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) or acute myeloid leukemia (AML) need to be screened for presence of a genetic predisposition syndrome because the information on the genetic status is likely to influence clinical care and management of the patient and the family. Scenarios in which genetic counseling is advised include presence of a mutation on somatic screen that can be associated with a germline predisposition, hematologic or cytogenetic characteristics suggestive of an underlying susceptibility syndrome, non-hematological phenotype suspicious for a familial condition, history of previous malignancy, or a family history of cancer, cytopenia, autoimmunity, or organ-system manifestation fitting a predisposition syndrome...
April 2017: Seminars in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637616/down-syndrome-rasopathies-and-other-rare-syndromes
#18
Christian P Kratz, Shai Izraeli
In this article we discuss the occurrence of myeloid neoplasms in patients with a range of syndromes that are due to germline defects of the RAS signaling pathway and in patients with trisomy 21. Both RAS mutations and trisomy 21 are common somatic events contributing to leukemogenis. Thus, the increased leukemia risk observed in children affected by these conditions is biologically highly plausible. Children with myeloid neoplasms in the context of these syndromes require different treatments than children with sporadic myeloid neoplasms and provide an opportunity to study the role of trisomy 21 and RAS signaling during leukemogenesis and development...
April 2017: Seminars in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635306/self-injurious-behaviors-in-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-enrolled-in-the-study-to-explore-early-development
#19
Gnakub Norbert Soke, Steven A Rosenberg, Cordelia Robinson Rosenberg, Roma A Vasa, Li-Ching Lee, Carolyn DiGuiseppi
We assessed potential factors associated with "current" or "ever" self-injurious behaviors, reported in the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised, among children with autism spectrum disorder (n = 692) from the Study to Explore Early Development. Data on factors examined were obtained from questionnaires, standardized clinical instruments, and birth certificates. We employed a log-binomial regression to assess these associations. Although most associations were quite similar for currently and ever exhibiting self-injurious behaviors, a few differences were noted...
June 1, 2017: Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627003/sonographic-screening-for-wilms-tumor-in-children-with-cloves-syndrome
#20
Caitlin M Peterman, R Dawn Fevurly, Ahmad I Alomari, Cameron C Trenor, Denise M Adams, Sophie Vadeboncoeur, Marilyn G Liang, Arin K Greene, John B Mulliken, Steven J Fishman
BACKGROUND: CLOVES syndrome is associated with somatic mosaic PIK3CA mutations and characterized by congenital lipomatous overgrowth, vascular malformations, epidermal nevi, and skeletal anomalies. Wilms tumor (WT) is a malignant embryonal renal neoplasm associated with hemihypertrophy and certain overgrowth disorders. After identifying WT in a child with CLOVES, we questioned whether ultrasonographic screening was necessary in these patients. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients with CLOVES syndrome in our Vascular Anomalies Center at Boston Children's Hospital between 1998 and 2016 to identify those who developed WT...
June 19, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
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