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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232457/imported-malaria-in-northern-italy-epidemiology-and-clinical-features-observed-over-18-years-in-the-teaching-hospital-of-brescia
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Paola Zanotti, Silvia Odolini, Lina Rachele Tomasoni, Cecilia Grecchi, Silvio Caligaris, Maurizio Gulletta, Alberto Matteelli, Veronica Cappa, Francesco Castelli
Background: Even though malaria incidence is decreasing worldwide, travel-related cases reported in Europe have remained stable in recent years. In Italy, incidence had increased in the 1990s, reaching a peak in 1999; a slow decline was then reported over the subsequent decade. To our knowledge, few published data are available on imported malaria in Italy since 2010. In this article we aimed to analyse trends in imported malaria in the teaching hospital of Brescia, northern Italy, over the last 18 years...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231776/ilizarov-technique-combined-with-limited-adjunctive-surgical-procedures-for-correction-of-relapsed-talipes-equinovarus-in-children
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Xiao-Jian Wang, Feng Chang, Yun-Xing Su, Xiao-Chun Wei, Lei Wei
Objective To evaluate the efficacy and safety of using the Ilizarov invasive distraction technique combined with limited surgical operations in the treatment of relapsed talipes equinovarus in children. Methods This retrospective study analysed the outcomes of paediatric patients with relapsed talipes equinovarus who were treated with the Ilizarov technique with moderate open limited soft tissue or bony operations. The International Clubfoot Study Group (ICFSG) classification system score was used to evaluate the deformities before and after surgery...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231287/using-secondments-in-tertiary-health-facilities-to-build-paediatric-expertise-in-allied-health-professionals-working-in-rural-new-south-wales
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Carmel Blayden, Sonia Hughes, Jennifer Nicol, Susan Sims, Isobel J Hubbard
OUTLINE OF PROBLEM: Allied health professionals working in rural settings have broad caseloads requiring advanced skills as general specialists. This can include children with specialised needs. DESIGN: Educational secondments were coordinated for allied health professionals to achieve self-nominated learning objectives. Learning objectives were assessed using pre and post evaluations to determine the effect of the educational secondment on knowledge and confidence specific to the nominated learning outcomes...
December 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230958/treatment-related-mortality-in-relapsed-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Trausti Oskarsson, Stefan Söderhäll, Johan Arvidson, Erik Forestier, Thomas Leth Frandsen, Marit Hellebostad, Päivi Lähteenmäki, Ólafur G Jónsson, Ida Hed Myrberg, Mats Heyman
BACKGROUND: Treatment of relapsed childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is particularly challenging due to the high treatment intensity needed to induce and sustain a second remission. To improve results, it is important to understand how treatment-related toxicity impacts survival. PROCEDURE: In this retrospective population-based study, we described the causes of death and estimated the risk for treatment-related mortality in patients with first relapse of childhood ALL in the Nordic Society of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology ALL-92 and ALL-2000 trials...
December 12, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230952/children-tolerate-intradialytic-oral-nutrition
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Andrew M South, Bonnie Fainman, Scott M Sutherland, Cynthia J Wong
BACKGROUND: People undergoing haemodialysis (HD) often have poor nutrition, which in turn can contribute to worse outcomes. Inadequate nutrition has a particularly deleterious effect on growth and neurocognitive development, as well as mortality, in children and adolescents. Nutritional supplementation can improve outcomes but can be difficult to administer. OBJECTIVE: Determine the tolerability of intradialytic oral nutrition in children and adolescents. DESIGN: A cross-sectional quality improvement study in an outpatient paediatric HD unit...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230945/a-novel-peer-feedback-programme-of-family-centred-rounds
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Priti Bhansali, Ellen Goldman
BACKGROUND: Family-centred rounds (FCRs) are becoming standard practice in in-patient paediatrics. Few faculty development programmes to train doctors in how to lead FCRs have been described in the literature, yet recent studies of peer feedback of in-patient rounds in internal medicine suggest benefits to teaching practices. Peer feedback may be useful as a faculty development method for FCRs. The study objective was to describe the experience of paediatric hospitalists participating in a peer feedback programme based on direct observation of FCRs...
December 11, 2017: Clinical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229211/the-use-of-rapid-onset-fentanyl-in-children-and-young-people-for-breakthrough-cancer-pain
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Lucy Coombes, Kimberley Burke, Anna-Karenia Anderson
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: No published studies have looked at the dosing and use of rapid onset fentanyl preparations in children. The primary aim of this study was to assess whether there is a correlation between effective dose of rapid onset fentanyl and background oral morphine equivalent analgesia in children less than 18 years old. Secondary objectives included establishing whether there is a correlation between effective dose of rapid onset fentanyl and age and weight. Reported side effects were also reviewed...
October 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228962/decision-making-on-therapeutic-futility-in-mexican-adolescents-with-cancer-a-qualitative-study
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Carlo Egysto Cicero-Oneto, Edith Valdez-Martinez, Miguel Bedolla
BACKGROUND: The world literature shows that empirical research regarding the process of decision-making when cancer in adolescents is no longer curable has been conducted in High-income, English speaking countries. The objective of the current study was to explore in-depth and to explain the decision-making process from the perspective of Mexican oncologists, parents, and affected adolescents and to identify the ethical principles that guide such decision-making. METHODS: Purposive, qualitative design based on individual, fact-to-face, semi-structured, in-depth interviews...
December 11, 2017: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228510/left-behind-and-left-out-the-impact-of-the-school-environment-on-young-people-with-continence-problems
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Katie Whale, Helen Cramer, Carol Joinson
OBJECTIVES: To explore the impact of the secondary school environment on young people with continence problems. DESIGN: In-depth qualitative semi-structured interviews. METHODS: We interviewed 20 young people aged 11-19 years (11 female and nine male) with continence problems (daytime wetting, bedwetting, and/or soiling). Interviews were conducted by Skype (n = 11) and telephone (n = 9). Transcripts were analysed using inductive thematic analysis...
December 11, 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228226/vedolizumab-associated-pancreatitis-in-paediatric-ulcerative-colitis-functional-selectivity-of-the-%C3%AE-4%C3%AE-7integrin-and-madcam-1-pathway
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Robert N Lopez, Nitin Gupta, Daniel A Lemberg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 8, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228220/the-burden-of-presumed-tuberculosis-in-hospitalized-children-in-a-resource-limited-setting-in-papua-new-guinea-a-prospective-observational-study
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Villa Watch, Jimmy Aipit, Tina Kote-Yarong, Allanie Rero, John W Bolnga, Elvin Lufele, Moses Laman
Background: In Papua New Guinea, TB is considered to be a major public health problem, but little is known about the prevalence and prognosis of presumed TB in children. Methods: As part of a prospective hospital-based surveillance on the northern coast of mainland Papua New Guinea, the authors investigated the admission prevalence and case fatality rate associated with presumed TB over a 6-year period (2011-2016). All children admitted who were diagnosed with TB were followed-up until discharge or death...
December 8, 2017: International Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227054/auditing-surgical-service-provision-at-a-south-african-tertiary-institution-implications-for-the-development-of-district-services
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G L Laing, D L Skinner, J L Bruce, C Aldous, V Govindasamy, S R Thomson, D L Clarke
BACKGROUND: The optimal management of resources within South African state hospitals has been hampered by a paucity of data due to a lack of robust auditing information systems. This study reviews the use of a Hybrid Electronic Medical Record (HEMR) system to capture and aggregate data pertaining to the inpatient service demands on a South African tertiary surgical service. This dataset was used to analyse the appropriateness of tertiary surgical resource utilisation. METHOD: The HEMR system was implemented at Greys Hospital, in the city of Pietermaritzburg, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa on 1 January 2013...
November 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226310/long-term-behavioural-outcomes-after-paediatric-convulsive-status-epilepticus-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Marina M Martinos, Suresh Pujar, Christopher Gillberg, Mario Cortina-Borja, Brian G R Neville, Michelle De Haan, Rod C Scott, Richard F M Chin
AIM: To describe behavioural and psychiatric outcomes of children within 10 years of convulsive status epilepticus (CSE). METHOD: Children originally identified by the population-based North London Convulsive Status Epilepticus in Childhood Surveillance Study were followed-up between July 2009 and February 2013. They were grouped into epilepsy- and non-epilepsy-related CSE, and compared with population norms and healthy controls using the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire; the Autism Spectrum Screening Questionnaire; and the Swanson, Nolan, and Pelham questionnaire...
December 10, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225657/satisfaction-and-quality-of-life-of-allergic-patients-following-sublingual-five-grass-pollen-tablet-immunotherapy-in-spain
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Darío Antolín-Amerigo, Isabel A Tabar, Maria Del Mar Fernández-Nieto, Anna M Callejo-Melgosa, Francisco J Muñoz-Bellido, José C Martínez-Alonso, Jorge D Méndez-Alcalde, Marta Reche, Ana Rodríguez-Trabado, Ana Rosado-Ingelmo, Alicia Alonso-Gómez, Rosa Blanco-González, José A Alvarez-Fernandez, Isabel Botella, Ana Valls, Mercedes Cimarra, Carlos Blanco
Background: Five-grass pollen tablet is an effective and well-tolerated therapy for patients with allergic rhinoconjunctivitis (ARC). This trial sought to determine the satisfaction and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients undergoing this treatment. Methods: This was a cross-sectional, multicentre, observational, naturalistic study, following a discontinuous pre- and co-seasonal five-grass pollen regimen over two seasons in Spain (2012, 2013). The HRQoL of the patients was measured with the specific Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (RQLQ) for adults, adolescent (AdolRQLQ), or paediatric (PRQLQ) patients...
2017: Drugs in Context
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225047/maldi-tof-ms-analysis-as-a-useful-tool-for-an-identification-of-legionella-pneumophila-a-facultatively-pathogenic-bacterium-interacting-with-free-living-amoebae-a-case-study-from-water-supply-system-of-hospitals-in-bratislava-slovakia
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Katarína Trnková, Martina Kotrbancová, Margita Špaleková, Miriam Fulová, Jana Boledovičová, Matej Vesteg
Legionellae, i.e. Legionella pneumophila, are human bacterial hydrophilic facultative pathogens causing pneumonia (Legionnaires' disease). Free-living amoebae (FLA) can serve as natural hosts and thus as reservoirs of many amoebae-resistant bacteria. An encysted amoeba can contribute to the resistance of intracellular L. pneumophila to various chemical and physical treatments. Humans can be infected by droplets containing bacteria from an environmental source or human-made devices such as shower heads, bathtubs, air-conditioning units or whirlpools...
December 7, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224906/horse-related-injuries-in-children-unmounted-injuries-are-more-severe-a-retrospective-review
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Grace E L Wolyncewicz, Cameron S Palmer, Helen E Jowett, John M Hutson, Sebastian K King, Warwick J Teague
INTRODUCTION: Horse-related injuries account for one quarter of all paediatric sports fatalities. It is not known whether the pattern of injury spectrum and severity differ between children injured whilst mounted, compared with those injured unmounted around horses. We aimed to identify any distinctions between the demographic features, spectrum and severity of injuries for mounted versus unmounted patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Trauma registry data were reviewed for 505 consecutive paediatric patients (aged<16years) admitted to a large paediatric trauma centre with horse-related injuries over a 16-year period...
December 6, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224763/tonsillectomy-or-tonsillotomy-a-systematic-review-for-paediatric-sleep-disordered-breathing
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REVIEW
Lai-Ying Zhang, Laurie Zhong, Michael David, Anders Cervin
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence has challenged the practice of tonsillectomy in children with sleep-disordered breathing. Tonsillotomy (subtotal/partial/intracapsular tonsillectomy) has been proposed as an alternative with equivalent effectiveness and decreased post-operative morbidity, thus improving cost-effectiveness. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the literature comparing clinical efficacy, post-operative morbidity, and cost-effectiveness of tonsillotomy and tonsillectomy in paediatric (<16yo) patients with sleep-disordered breathing...
December 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224760/post-tonsillectomy-dietary-advice-and-haemorrhage-risk-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Miles Bannister, Chris Thompson
OBJECTIVES: Tonsillectomy remains one of the commonest operations performed in children. Post-operative diet may affect post-tonsillectomy haemorrhage rate, although post-operative dietary advice varies. We undertook a systematic review of the published literature to assess if and how different post-operative diets were associated with differences in PTH rates following paediatric tonsillectomy, to provide an evidence base to inform individual otorhinolaryngologists' practice and for future guideline development...
December 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224575/a-systematic-review-of-patient-reported-outcome-measures-in-paediatric-otolaryngology
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J Powell, S Powell, A Robson
BACKGROUND: Recently, there has been increased emphasis on the development and application of patient-reported outcome measures. This drive to assess the impact of illness or interventions, from the patient's perspective, has resulted in a greater number of available questionnaires. The importance of selecting an appropriate patient-reported outcome measure is specifically emphasised in the paediatric population. The literature on patient-reported outcome measures used in paediatric otolaryngology was reviewed...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224232/physical-activity-and-family-based-obesity-treatment-a-review-of-expert-recommendations-on-physical-activity-in-youth
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REVIEW
C Foster, J B Moore, C R Singletary, J A Skelton
Targeting physical inactivity in children is pertinent to aiding in the decrease of childhood obesity rates. Only 33% of adolescents are obtaining the recommended goal of at least 60 min of physical activity per day. The objectives of this review are to summarize professional recommendations for physical activity and exercise in children and adolescents, and identify family-centred strategies that can be implemented by weight management clinicians. Clinically oriented recommendations and policy statements from professional organizations were identified through literature and internet searches, summarized using rubrics of aerobic, muscle strengthening and bone strengthening exercise, then examined for details on family-based focus, inclusion of child developmental stage and age, and application to the prevention and treatment of obesity...
December 10, 2017: Clinical Obesity
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