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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156582/in-memoriam-paolo-cappa
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EDITORIAL
Eduardo Palermo, Stefano Rossi, Fabrizio Patanè, Jeffrey Laut, Maurizio Porfiri
Prof. Paolo Cappa passed away on 26 August 2016, at the age of 59, after a long and courageous fight against cancer. Paolo Cappa was a Professor in Mechanical and Thermal Measurements and Experimental Biomechanics in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of Sapienza University of Rome, where he had also served as the Head of the Department, and a Research Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of New York University Tandon School of Engineering. During his intense, yet short, career, he made several significant scientific contributions within the discipline of Mechanical and Thermal Measurements, pioneering fundamental applications to Biomechanics...
November 18, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156020/doubly-committed-ventricular-septal-defect-closure-using-eccentric-occluder-via-ultraminimal-incision
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Jin Yu, Lianglong Ma, Jingjing Ye, Zewei Zhang, Jianhua Li, Jiangen Yu, Guoping Jiang
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the safety, feasibility and availability of doubly committed ventricular septal defect (DCVSD) closure via an ultraminimal intercostal incision under the guidance of transoesophageal echocardiography in children. METHODS: From August 2014 to August 2016, 35 children with DCVSDs (≤5 mm in diameter) were enrolled in this study. A left parasternal ultraminimal intercostal incision (≤1 cm) and a pericardium hanging technique were employed without sternal incision...
October 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155805/epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-community-acquired-and-hospital-acquired-acute-kidney-injury-in-children-and-adolescents
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Chien-Ning Hsu, Hsiao-Ling Chen, You-Lin Tain
BACKGROUND: Hospital-acquired acute kidney injury (HA-AKI) is associated with an increased risk of childhood mortality; however, only a few studies have addressed community-acquired AKI (CA-AKI). METHODS: AKI Network classification was used to assess community- and hospital-acquired AKI, 2010-2014. Patients with CA-AKI who were admitted to an inpatient setting were categorized as CAA-AKI. CANA-AKI was for CA-AKI not admitted to inpatient care. Epidemiology, factors associated with AKI, in-hospital outcomes were assessed for variation...
November 20, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155269/influence-of-time-to-appendectomy-and-operative-duration-on-hospital-cost-in-children-with-uncomplicated-appendicitis
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Stephanie K Serres, Dionne A Graham, Charity C Glass, Danielle B Cameron, Seema P Anandalwar, Shawn J Rangel
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study was to examine the influence of time to appendectomy (TTA) and operative duration (OD) on hospital cost as surrogate measures of perioperative efficiency. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort analysis of 2,116 children undergoing appendectomy for uncomplicated appendicitis at 16 children's hospitals from 1/2013 to 12/2014. TTA (emergency department presentation to incision) and OD were obtained from the NSQIP-Pediatric Appendectomy Pilot Database and merged with cost data from the Pediatric Health Information System Database...
November 16, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155117/pediatric-non-missile-penetrating-head-injury-case-series-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Evangelos Drosos, Dimitrios Giakoumettis, Alexandros Blionas, Andreas Mitsios, Georgios Sfakianos, Marios Themistocleous
BACKGROUND: Pediatric non-missile penetrating head injury (NMPHI) is usually accidental attributed mainly to the softer skulls of growing children. However, it is a rather rare entity and therefore no consensus exists regarding treatment, in order to effectively prevent the immediate and long-term complications. Throughout the literature practice, essentials are mostly discussed in case reviews and case series in general population. No data originating from randomized studies are available due to ethical and practical limitations...
November 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155089/genotyping-and-macrolide-resistance-of-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-identified-in-children-with-community-acquired-pneumonia-cap-in-medellin-colombia
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Angela Rocio Copete, Yudy Alexandra Aguilar, Zulma Vanessa Rueda, Lázaro Agustín Vélez
OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to describe the genotypes and the main characteristics of the CAP cases caused by M. pneumoniae in hospitalized children in Medellin and in neighboring municipalities in 2011-2012. METHODOLOGY: The M. pneumoniae genotype was determined by PCR and sequencing of the p1 and 23S rRNA genes from induced sputum samples and nasopharyngeal swabs (NPS) from children with CAP who were hospitalized in 13 healthcare centers. In addition, a spatio-temporal analysis was performed to identify the potential risk areas and clustering of the cases over time...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154375/glial-choristoma-of-the-ventral-part-of-the-tongue-first-report-in-an-elderly-patient
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M Nicola, F Ferrario, P Collini, M Onorati, M M Albertoni, F Di Nuovo
INTRODUCTION: The aims of this report are to illustrate the first case of glial and adipose tissue choristoma at the ventral part of the tongue in an elderly patient, to discuss the possible differential diagnoses and to speculate about its pathogenesis. CASE REPORT: A 65-year-old female was admitted to our hospital with a swelling at the base of the tongue. MRI revealed an oval lesion with indistinct borders without contrast enhancement. The patient underwent surgical complete excision and grossly, the specimen consisted of a gray-white mass measuring 25 mm in its great diameter...
September 2017: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154266/rehabilitation-of-neglected-monteggia-fracture-dislocations-in-children
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Azad Yıldırım, Kemal Nas
PURPOSE: There are limited studies related to the rehabilitation of neglected Monteggia fracture-dislocations. This study reports the results of the rehabilitation of neglected Monteggia fractures and dislocations and the best treatment options available. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirteen children were rehabilitated between 2009 and 2012. A retrospective chart review was conducted to record the following: age, gender, anatomic region of fractures, time delay from symptom onset to fracture, Bado classification, Mayo Elbow Performance Index (MEPI) which includes pain, range of motion and daily life comfort, surgeries, length of hospitalization, location and pattern of fracture, length of follow-up and complications...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154062/survey-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-pediatric-inpatient-settings
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Sam Stubblefield
OBJECTIVES: While use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is common in children, we know little about its use for hospitalized children. This survey measured the rate of CAM use, specific modalities used, and policies related to CAM use for hospitalized children. DESIGN: Anonymous survey of hospitals in the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRĪS) network SETTING: Hospitals in the PRĪS network. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Rate of overall and specific CAM modality use, including whether these modalities are provided, permitted, or prohibited, and presence of a written policy on CAM use...
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154020/skeletal-surveys-in-young-injured-children-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Christine W Paine, Joanne N Wood
Skeletal surveys (SSs) have been identified as a key component of the evaluation for suspected abuse in young children, but variability in SS utilization has been reported. Thus, we aimed to describe the utilization patterns, yield, and risks of obtaining SS in young children through a systematic literature review. We searched PubMed/MEDLINE and CINAHL databases for articles published between 1990 and 2016 on SS. We calculated study-specific percentages of SS utilization and detection of occult fractures and examined the likelihoods that patient characteristics predict SS utilization and detection of occult fractures...
November 15, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153934/family-centered-care-from-the-perspective-of-parents-of-children-cared-for-in-a-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-an-integrative-review
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REVIEW
Carrie Hill, Kathleen A Knafl, Sheila Judge Santacroce
PROBLEM: The Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care's (IPFCC) definition of family-centered care (FCC) includes the following four core concepts: respect and dignity, information sharing, participation, and collaboration. To date, research has focused on the provider experience of FCC in the PICU; little is known about how parents of children hospitalized in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) experience FCC. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Articles were included if they were published between 2006 and 2016, included qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods results, related to care received in a PICU, and included results that were from a parent perspective...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153907/-violent-outburst-from-teenagers-in-the-pediatric-emergency-room-complex-cases
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L Cohen, C Gras-Le Guenb, J Fleury, E Caldagues, L Dreno, G Picherot, N Vabres
INTRODUCTION: Teenagers admitted to the emergency room for a violent attacks episode are increasingly numerous. The source of agitation is multifactorial for these teenagers, often with a complex course. They jeopardize hospital wards, which are often ill-suited for and overwhelmed during these outbursts. This study aims to identify and describe all the teenagers admitted to the hospital over 1 year for a violent outburst and discuss their management. METHODS AND EQUIPMENT: Retrospective and descriptive study of teenagers admitted to the pediatric emergency department of the Nantes University Hospital for a violent outburst in 2015...
November 16, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153067/-detection-of-influenza-virus-infections-by-molecular-and-immunofluorescence-methods
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Deniz Yıldırım, Deniz Özdoğru Sağdıç, Buket Şeflek, Mehmet Çimentepe, İbrahim Bayram, Fügen Yarkın
Influenza virus infections are extremely important for human health due to the occurence of seasonal epidemics and pandemics worldwide. Influenza is associated with high morbidity and may result in serious complications such as life threatening viral or bacterial pneumonia. Especially, young children, older adults, patients with chronic diseases such as heart, lung, kidney, and diabetes and immunosuppressed people are at higher risk for complications and death from influenza virus infections. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of influenza type A and B virus infections and influenza A virus subtypes in hospitalized patients with respiratory tract infections by real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR, Sacace, Italy), conventional RT-PCR and direct immunofluorescence antibody (DFA, Argene SA, France) tests...
October 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153065/-genotypes-of-rhinoviruses-in-children-and-adults-patients-with-acute-respiratory-tract-infections
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Eda Demirkan, Sevin Kırdar, Emel Ceylan, Ayşe Yenigün, İmran Kurt Ömürlü
Rhinovirus (RV) is one of the most frequent causative agent of acute respiratory tract infections in the world. The virus may cause a mild cold, as well as more serious clinical symptoms in patients with immune system deficiency or comorbidities. Rhinoviruses have been identified by molecular methods under three types: RV-A, RV-B and RV-C. In most of the cases, it was reported that RV-A and RV-C were related with lower respiratory tract infections and asthma exacerbations, while RV-B was rarely reported in lower respiratory tract infections...
October 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153041/association-of-procalcitonin-values-and-bacterial-infections-in-pediatric-patients-receiving-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Vi Ean Tan, Wayne S Moore, Arun Chopra, Jeffrey J Cies
OBJECTIVE: There is increasing data in pediatrics demonstrating procalcitonin (PCT) is more sensitive and specific than other biomarkers in the setting of bacterial infections. However, the use of PCT in neonatal and pediatric extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is not well described. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to describe the clinical utility of PCT in determining the absence or presence of bacterial infections in neonatal and pediatric patients on ECMO. METHODS: This was a retrospective electronic medical record (EMR) review of data between January 1, 2010 to June 30, 2016 at a single, free-standing, children 's hospital...
November 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153026/annals-express-an-icp-ms-method-for-relative-free-copper-determination-and-generation-of-a-paediatric-reference-interval
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Patrick Wainwright, Daniel Wadey, Paul Cook
Background - Diagnosis of Wilson's disease is currently performed using caeruloplasmin as a first line screening test however this test has well described limitations. Monitoring of known Wilson's disease patients often uses 24 hour urine collection however this is inaccurate in children. Methods for directly measuring plasma free copper have been described but no reference interval data exist for a paediatric population. Methods - An ICP-MS method for measuring free copper was developed and validated, using ultracentrifugation...
January 1, 2017: Annals of Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152920/using-state-birth-defects-registries-to-evaluate-regional-critical-congenital-heart-disease-newborn-screening
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Amy Peterson Case, Stephanie D Miller, Monica R McClain
BACKGROUND: Most states have now passed legislation mandating pulse oximetry for all newborns, or have promulgated regulations or guidelines to encourage use of routine pulse oximetry. State-based birth defects registries may be well positioned to track and evaluate critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) screening coverage and outcomes. This purpose of this study was to determine: (1) the proportion of cases detected by screening, (2) health services use by children with CCHDs during the first year of life, and (3) mortality outcomes...
November 1, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152906/short-term-outcomes-following-implementation-of-a-dedicated-young-adult-congenital-heart-disease-transition-program
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Sumeet S Vaikunth, Roberta G Williams, Merujan Y Uzunyan, Han Tun, Cheryl Barton, Philip M Chang
OBJECTIVE: Transition from pediatric to adult care is a critical time for patients with congenital heart disease. Lapses in care can lead to poor outcomes, including increased mortality. Formal transition clinics have been implemented to improve success of transferring care from pediatric to adult providers; however, data regarding outcomes remain limited. We sought to evaluate outcomes of transfer within a dedicated transition clinic for young adult patients with congenital heart disease...
November 20, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152890/influenza-associated-severe-acute-respiratory-infections-in-two-sentinel-sites-in-lebanon-september-2015-to-august-2016
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Majd Saleh, Lara Bazzi, Ebstissam Ismail, Lina Mroueh, Nisrine Jammal, Amgad Elkholy, Pamela Mrad, Ahmad Al Samadi, Ahmad Hijazi, Firass Abiad, Ghazi Nsouli, Alissar Rady, Wasiq Khan, Mamunur Malik, Pierre Zalloua, Walid Ammar, Nada Ghosn
BACKGROUND: Given the sparse information on burden of influenza in Lebanon, the Ministry of Public Health established a sentinel surveillance for Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI) to identify the attribution of influenza to reported cases. We aim to highlight the proportion of influenza-associated SARI from September 1(st) 2015 to August 31(st) 2016 in two Lebanese hospitals. METHODS: The study was conducted in two sentinel sites located in Beirut suburbs and Southern province of Lebanon...
November 20, 2017: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152688/serum-zinc-levels-as-a-predictor-of-severity-of-acute-diarrhea
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Astha Agarwal, Navratan Kumar Gupta, Amit Upadhyay, R K Soni, Dheeraj Shah, Vijay Jaiswal
OBJECTIVE: To determine relationship between serum zinc levels and severity of diarrhea as determined by hydration status, duration of diarrhea and requirement for hospitalization. Also, to compare serum zinc levels in relation to rotavirus status. METHODS: A prospective observational study which included 254 children aged 6 mo to 5 y with diarrhea was conducted. RESULTS: Serum zinc levels could be estimated in 198 children. Median (IQR) serum zinc levels of study population were 73...
November 20, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
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