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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144247/the-child-opportunity-index-and-disparities-in-pediatric-asthma-hospitalizations-across-one-ohio-metropolitan-area-2011-2013
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Andrew F Beck, Bin Huang, Kathryn Wheeler, Nikki R Lawson, Robert S Kahn, Carley L Riley
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether the Child Opportunity Index (COI), a nationally available measure of relative educational, health/environmental, and social/economic opportunity across census tracts within metropolitan areas, is associated with population- and patient-level asthma morbidity. STUDY DESIGN: This population-based retrospective cohort study was conducted between 2011 and 2013 in a southwest Ohio county. Participants included all children aged 1-16 years with hospitalizations or emergency department visits for asthma or wheezing at a major pediatric hospital...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094018/comparison-of-nasal-cytokine-profiles-of-human-metapneumovirus-and-respiratory-syncytial-virus
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Jin-Sung Park, Young-Ho Kim, Eunmi Kwon, Zak Callaway, Takao Fujisawa, Chang-Keun Kim
Background: Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) share some epidemiological and clinical characteristics; however, few studies have examined the mechanisms by which these viruses induce airway inflammation. Objective: This study was undertaken to compare cytokine profiles in hMPV and RSV patients to investigate possible differences in inflammatory pathways. Methods: Nasopharyngeal aspirate specimens were collected from 1,008 pediatric patients hospitalized for acute lower respiratory tract infection with wheezing and 20 normal healthy controls...
October 2017: Asia Pacific Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089191/a-multi-site-feasibility-study-to-assess-fever-and-wheezing-in-children-after-influenza-vaccines-using-text-messaging
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Melissa S Stockwell, Colin D Marchant, A Patrica Wodi, Elizabeth D Barnett, Karen R Broder, Kathleen Jakob, Paige Lewis, Meyer Kattan, Anne Marie Rezendes, Angela Barrett, Devindra Sharma, Nadira Fernandez, Philip LaRussa
BACKGROUND: Using text messaging for vaccine safety monitoring, particularly for non-medically attended events, would be valuable for pandemic influenza and emergency vaccination program preparedness. We assessed the feasibility and acceptability of text messaging to evaluate fever and wheezing post-influenza vaccination in a prospective, observational, multi-site pediatric study. METHODS: Children aged 2-11 years old, with an emphasis on children with asthma, were recruited during the 2014-2015 influenza season from three community-based clinics in New York City, and during the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 seasons from a private practice in Fall River, Massachusetts...
October 28, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066919/differentiating-vocal-cord-dysfunction-from-asthma
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Andrew Fretzayas, Maria Moustaki, Ioanna Loukou, Konstantinos Douros
Vocal cord dysfunction (VCD)-associated symptoms are not rare in pediatric patients. Dyspnea, wheezing, stridor, chest pain or tightness and throat discomfort are the most commonly encountered symptoms. They may occur either at rest or more commonly during exercise in patients with VCD, as well as in asthmatic subjects. The phase of respiration (inspiration rather than expiration), the location of the wheezing origin, the rapid resolution of symptoms, and the timing occurring in relation to exercise, when VCD is exercise induced, raise the suspicion of VCD in patients who may have been characterized as merely asthmatics and, most importantly, had not responded to the appropriate treatment...
2017: Journal of Asthma and Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036724/etiology-and-clinical-characteristics-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-with-airway-malacia-in-children
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Wang Yu-Qing, Hao Chuang-Li, Ji Wei, Chen Zheng-Rong, Zhang Xin-Xin, Gu Wen-Jing
Objective: The objective of this article is to study the etiology of community-acquired pneumonia in children with airway malacia. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 428 pneumonia patients. All patients underwent bronchoscopy, and bronchoalveolar lavage samples were processed for microbiological assessment. Results: In a total of 428 cases reviewed, 60 were found to have airway malacia. Pathogens were identified in 44 of the 60 specimens (73...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990894/red-flag-wheezing-with-neck-pain-may-be-a-clue-to-the-early-diagnosis-of-spontaneous-pneumomediastinum
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Ali Yurtseven, E Ulaş Saz
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum is an uncommon clinical condition in pediatric field. We report two pediatric cases with first time wheezing episode complicated by pneumomediastinum. Investigations failed to reveal any underlying cause for secondary pneumomediastinum. Pneumomediastinum most commonly occurs in asthmatic children. It can be explained by increased pressure gradient between the intraalveolar and interstitial spaces. We conclude that high prevalence of respiratory infections in children predisposes for spontaneous pneumomediastinum due to increased pressure within obstructed airways, or by tissue necrosis from parenchymal infection...
June 2017: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988544/molecular-and-clinical-characterization-of-human-respiratory-syncytial-virus-in-south-korea-between-2009-and-2014
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E Park, P H Park, J W Huh, H J Yun, H K Lee, M H Yoon, S Lee, G Ko
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) can cause serious respiratory infections, second only to influenza virus. In order to know RSV's genetic changes we examined 4028 respiratory specimens from local hospital outpatients in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea over six consecutive years by real-time one-step RT-PCR; 183 patients were positive for RSV infection. To investigate the specific distribution of RSV genotypes, we performed partial sequencing of the glycoprotein gene. Of the 131 RSV-A specimens sequenced, 61 (43·3%) belonged to the ON1 genotype, 66 (46·8%) were NA1 genotype, 3 (2·1%) were GA5 genotype, and 1 (0·7%) belonged to the GA1 genotype...
October 9, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975651/risk-factors-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-among-pediatric-influenza-like-illness-and-severe-acute-respiratory-infections-in-suzhou-china
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Yukai Huang, Jun Hua, Dan Wang, Liling Chen, Jun Zhang, Hong Zhu, Jianmei Tian, Tao Zhang, Genming Zhao
Background The characteristics and risk factors of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection among children has not yet been fully understood. Objectives To address the characteristics of RSV-associated illness and risk factors of RSV infection among children under 5 years of age in Suzhou, China. Methods From April 2011 to March 2014, we conducted a prospective surveillance among children in Suzhou, China. Nasal or throat swabs were collected from outpatients with influenza-like illness (ILI) and inpatients with severe acute respiratory infections (SARI)...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968668/rhinovirus-viremia-in-patients-hospitalized-with-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Xiaoyan Lu, Eileen Schneider, Seema Jain, Anna M Bramley, Weston Hymas, Chris Stockmann, Krow Ampofo, Sandra R Arnold, Derek J Williams, Wesley H Self, Anami Patel, James D Chappell, Carlos G Grijalva, Evan J Anderson, Richard G Wunderink, Jonathan A McCullers, Kathryn M Edwards, Andrew T Pavia, Dean D Erdman
Background: Rhinoviruses (RVs) are ubiquitous respiratory pathogens that often cause mild or subclinical infections. Molecular detection of RV from the upper respiratory tract can be prolonged, complicating etiologic association in persons with severe lower respiratory tract infections. Little is known about RV viremia and its value as a diagnostic indicator in persons hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Methods: Sera from RV-positive children and adults hospitalized with CAP were tested for RV by real-time RT-PCR...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957358/drivers-of-antibiotic-prescribing-in-children-and-adolescents-with-febrile-lower-respiratory-tract-infections
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Verena Gotta, Philipp Baumann, Nicole Ritz, Aline Fuchs, Gurli Baer, Jessica M Bonhoeffer, Ulrich Heininger, Gabor Szinnai, Jan Bonhoeffer
BACKGROUND: Knowledge of key drivers for antibiotic prescribing in pediatric lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) could support rational antibiotic use. Thus, we aimed to determine the impact of clinical and laboratory factors on antibiotic prescribing in children and adolescents with febrile LRTI. METHODS: Pediatric patients from the standard care control group of a randomized controlled trial (ProPAED) investigating procalcitonin guided antibiotic treatment in febrile LRTI were included in a multivariate logistic regression analysis to evaluate the impact of laboratory and clinical factors on antibiotic prescribing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947640/clinical-definition-of-respiratory-viral-infections-in-young-children-and-potential-bronchiolitis-misclassification
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Rosemary Megalaa, Geovanny F Perez, Sasikumar Kilaikode-Cheruveettara, Nidhi Kotwal, Carlos E Rodriguez-Martinez, Gustavo Nino
Viral respiratory infections are often grouped as a single respiratory syndrome named 'viral bronchiolitis', independently of the viral etiology or individual risk factors. Clinical trials and guidelines have used a more stringent definition of viral bronchiolitis, including only the first episode of wheezing in children less than 12 months of age without concomitant respiratory comorbidities. There is increasing evidence suggesting that this definition is not being followed by pediatric care providers, but it is unclear to what extent viral respiratory infections are currently misclassified as viral bronchiolitis using standard definitions...
September 24, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938840/first-episode-of-preschool-wheeze-requiring-hospitalization-a-prospective-study-on-the-chance-of-recurrence-and-associated-factors
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Karaked Chantawarangul, Jitladda Deerojanawong, Suchada Sritippayawan
BACKGROUND: Although wheezing is very common in preschoolers, epidemiologic studies in Thailand are quite limited. The likelihood of having a second wheezing episode following the first attack remains unclearly established. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to investigate the incidence of recurrent wheezing in preschool children presenting with first wheezing episode and identify the associated factors. METHODS: The study is an observational prospective study conducted at the inpatient pediatric department...
September 17, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904734/a-17-year-old-male-with-a-small-bowel-neuroendocrine-tumor-flushing-differential-diagnosis
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Maria Alejandra Forero Molina, Elizabeth Garcia, Deyanira Gonzalez-Devia, Rafael García-Duperly, Alonso Vera
BACKGROUND: Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are heterogeneous neoplasms that originate from cells with a secretory function. Small bowel NETs (SB-NETs) are related to serotonin hypersecretion which causes: flushing, diarrhea, abdominal pain, bronchoconstriction and heart involvement, also known as carcinoid syndrome (CS). CS can be confused with an allergic reaction and thus should be considered as a differential diagnosis in the allergy consult. We present the case of a pediatric patient initially referred under the suspicion of food allergies...
2017: World Allergy Organization Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870218/respiratory-problems-in-children-with-esophageal-atresia-and-tracheoesophageal-fistula
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Federica Porcaro, Laura Valfré, Lelia Rotondi Aufiero, Luigi Dall'Oglio, Paola De Angelis, Alberto Villani, Pietro Bagolan, Sergio Bottero, Renato Cutrera
BACKGROUND: Children with congenital esophageal atresia (EA) and tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) have chronic respiratory symptoms including recurrent pneumonia, wheezing and persistent cough. The aim of this study is to describe the clinical findings of a large group of children with EA and TEF surgically corrected and the instrumental investigation to which they have undergone in order to better understand the patient's needs and harmonize the care. METHODS: A retrospective data collection was performed on 105 children with EA and TEF followed at Department of Pediatric Medicine of Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital (Rome, Italy) between 2010 and 2015...
September 5, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835381/reliability-of-examination-findings-in-suspected-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Todd A Florin, Lilliam Ambroggio, Cole Brokamp, Mantosh S Rattan, Eric J Crotty, Andrea Kachelmeyer, Richard M Ruddy, Samir S Shah
BACKGROUND: The authors of national guidelines emphasize the use of history and examination findings to diagnose community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in outpatient children. Little is known about the interrater reliability of the physical examination in children with suspected CAP. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study of children with suspected CAP presenting to a pediatric emergency department from July 2013 to May 2016. Children aged 3 months to 18 years with lower respiratory signs or symptoms who received a chest radiograph were included...
September 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820703/assessment-of-u-s-pediatrician-knowledge-of-toxocariasis
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Dana M Woodhall, Amanda P Garcia, Craig A Shapiro, Shequenta L Wray, Andi L Shane, Chitra S Mani, Kelly K Stimpert, LeAnne M Fox, Susan P Montgomery
Toxocariasis, one of a group of parasitic diseases known as neglected parasitic infections, is a disease caused by the larvae of two species of Toxocara roundworms, Toxocara canis, from dogs, and less commonly Toxocara cati, from cats. Although most infected individuals are asymptomatic, clinical manifestations may include fever, fatigue, coughing, wheezing, or abdominal pain (visceral toxocariasis) or vision loss, retina damage, or eye inflammation (ocular toxocariasis). To assess U.S. pediatrician knowledge of toxocariasis, we conducted an electronic survey of American Academy of Pediatrics members...
October 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816890/improving-timeliness-of-%C3%AE-agonist-and-corticosteroid-administration-in-patients-with-acute-wheezing
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Mandisa McIver, William Stoudemire, Cherrelle Smith-Ramsey, Mousumee Panigrahi, Christine Walsh-Kelly, Lori E Rutman
OBJECTIVE: Timely delivery of β-agonists and steroids to patients with acute recurrent wheezing is a key component of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute recommended emergency department (ED) asthma care. We conducted an ED improvement initiative to standardize asthma care and improve time to treatments. METHODS: Our multidisciplinary team identified key contributing factors to timeliness, developed key driver diagrams, implemented and refined a management pathway, designed and executed rapid cycle improvements, and implemented interventions...
September 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696803/thai-pediatricians-current-practice-toward-childhood-asthma
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Harutai Kamalaporn, Pongpan Chawalitdamrong, Aroonwan Preutthipan
BACKGROUND: Childhood asthma is a substantial health burden in Thailand. Due to a lack of pediatric respiratory specialists (pediatric pulmonologists and allergists; RS), most Thai children are cared for by general pediatricians (pediatric primary care providers (PCP)). OBJECTIVES: We investigated whether current practices of Thai pediatricians complied with asthma guidelines and compared practices (diagnosis and treatments) provided by PCP and RS. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted using electronic surveys including four case scenarios of different asthma phenotypes distributed to Thai pediatricians...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670434/idiopathic-pulmonary-hemosiderosis-mimicking-iron-deficiency-anemia-a-delayed-diagnosis
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Sultan Aydin Koker, Salih Gözmen, Yeşim Oymak, Tuba Hilkay Karapinar, Demet Can, Sinan Genç, Raziye Canan Vergin
Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis (IPH) is an uncommon chronic disorder in children. It is characterized by recurrent pulmonary hemorrhage and may result in hemoptysis and pulmonary insufficiency. The most common hematologic manifestation of IPH is iron deficiency anemia. The etiology of IPH is not known and its diagnosis may be difficult due to the variable clinical courses. The most helpful signs for identifying IPH are iron deficiency anemia and recurrent or chronic cough, hemoptysis, dyspnea, wheezing...
June 1, 2017: Hematology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562517/intravenous-iron-sucrose-for-children-with-iron-deficiency-anemia
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Kristiyana Kaneva, Erika Chow, Cathy G Rosenfield, Michael J Kelly
Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is the most common nutritional deficiency in children. Most children with IDA are treated with oral iron preparations. However, intravenous (IV) iron is an alternative for children with severe IDA who have difficulty in adhering to or absorbing oral iron. We sought to describe the safety and effectiveness of IV iron sucrose for treatment of IDA in children. Pharmacy records of children who received IV iron sucrose at a children's hospital between 2004 and 2014 were reviewed. Laboratory markers of anemia and iron studies were obtained and preinfusion and postinfusion values were compared...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
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