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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895950/endobronchial-carcinoid-and-concurrent-carcinoid-syndrome-in-an-adolescent-female
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Jonathan D Cogen, Jonathan Swanson, Thida Ong
Endobronchial carcinoid tumors are the most common intrabronchial tumors in children and adolescents. Common signs and symptoms include persistent cough and wheezing not responsive to bronchodilators, hemoptysis, and recurrent fever. Diagnosis is frequently made by imaging and direct visualization with flexible bronchoscopy; surgery remains the gold standard treatment, and lung-sparing resections should be performed whenever possible. Though carcinoid syndrome-characterized by flushing, palpitations, wheezing, shortness of breath, and diarrhea-has been found in association with adult bronchial carcinoid tumors, to our knowledge only one previous study has reported the presence of carcinoid syndrome in a pediatric patient with an endobronchial carcinoid...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890530/provider-perspectives-on-adding-biomarker-screening-for-tobacco-smoke-exposure-to-lead-screening-at-well-child-visits
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Winta Ghidei, Gail Brottman, Eline Lenne, Tukhanh Quan, Anne Joseph
INTRODUCTION: Measurement of cotinine, a biomarker of tobacco smoke exposure, can accurately identify children at risk of health consequences from secondhand smoke. This study reports perspectives from pediatric health care providers on incorporating routine cotinine screening into well-child visits. METHODS: Key informant interviews (N = 28) were conducted with pediatric primary care providers: physicians, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses. RESULTS: Themes identified in the interviews included the following: (a) Cotinine screening would assess children's exposure to tobacco smoke more reliably than parental report; (b) Addressing positive cotinine screening results might require additional resources; (c) Wheezing and a history of emergency department visits increased the salience of cotinine screening; and (d) A better understanding of the significance of specific cotinine test values would improve utility...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887621/pediatric-emergency-department-visits-and-ambient-air-pollution-in-the-u-s-state-of-georgia-a-case-crossover-study
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Qingyang Xiao, Yang Liu, James A Mulholland, Armistead G Russell, Lyndsey A Darrow, Paige E Tolbert, Matthew J Strickland
BACKGROUND: Estimating the health effects of ambient air pollutant mixtures is necessary to understand the risk of real-life air pollution exposures. METHODS: Pediatric Emergency Department (ED) visit records for asthma or wheeze (n = 148,256), bronchitis (n = 84,597), pneumonia (n = 90,063), otitis media (n = 422,268) and upper respiratory tract infection (URI) (n = 744,942) were obtained from Georgia hospitals during 2002-2008. Spatially-contiguous daily concentrations of 11 ambient air pollutants were estimated from CMAQ model simulations that were fused with ground-based measurements...
November 25, 2016: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866183/resolution-of-allergic-rhinitis-and-reactive-bronchospasm-with-supplements-and-food-specific-immunoglobulin-g-elimination-a-case-report
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Laura Kwiatkowski, Jessica Mitchell, Jeffrey Langland
Context • Allergies are a common affliction, whether they are respiratory, food related, or dermatological. People often resort to continuous use of over-the-counter medications, such as antihistamines, to manage their symptoms. Controversy still remains over testing serum immunoglobulin (Ig) G to diagnose food allergies. Objective • This study intended to examine the benefits of treatment of a pediatric patient with natural supplements and an elimination diet for IgG food allergies. Design • The research team reported a case study...
October 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854115/an-investigation-into-respiratory-tract-viruses-in-children-with-acute-lower-respiratory-tract-infection-or-wheezing
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Demet Dabaniyasti, Fahriye Eksi, Özlem Keskin, Mehmet Y Özkars, Tekin Karsligil, Iclal Balci
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to determine the frequencies of respiratory tract viruses in patient (acute lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) or wheezing) and control (history of asthma without symptoms) groups. METHODS: Using multiplex-PCR, respiratory tract viruses were investigated in the respiratory tract specimens from patient and control groups followed in the Pediatric Clinic. RESULTS: The viruses detected in the patient and control groups (p=0...
November 17, 2016: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843948/parental-perceptions-and-practices-toward-childhood-asthma
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Amani K Abu-Shaheen, Abdullah Nofal, Humariya Heena
Introduction. Parental perceptions and practices are important for improving the asthma outcomes in children; indeed, evidence shows that parents of asthmatic children harbor considerable misperceptions of the disease. Objective. To investigate the perceptions and practices of parents toward asthma and its management in Saudi children. Methods. Using a self-administered questionnaire, a two-stage cross-sectional survey of parents of children aged between 3 and 15 years, was conducted from schools located in Riyadh province in central Saudi Arabia...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831828/improved-quality-of-life-of-caregivers-of-children-with-asthma-through-guideline-based-management
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Shahid I Sheikh, Judy Pitts, Nancy A Ryan-Wenger, Kavitha Kotha, Karen S McCoy, David R Stukus
OBJECTIVE: The quality of life (QOL) of caregivers of children with asthma may be related to children's responses to asthma management. AIM: To evaluate change in QOL over time of caregivers of children with asthma through guideline-based management. DESIGN: This was a 3-year prospective cohort study of children with asthma referred to our pediatric asthma center. Families completed Pediatric Asthma Caregiver's Quality of Life Questionnaire (PACQLQ), the Asthma Control Test™ (ACT), and reported the number of days/month of albuterol use and wheezing at each clinic visit...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794128/association-of-acetaminophen-and-ibuprofen-use-with-wheezing-in-children-with-acute-febrile-illness
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Ilan Matok, Arnon Elizur, Amichai Perlman, Shani Ganor, Hagai Levine, Eran Kozer
BACKGROUND: Many infants and children receive acetaminophen and/or ibuprofen during febrile illness. Previously, some studies have linked acetaminophen and ibuprofen use to wheezing and exacerbation of asthma symptoms in infants and children. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether acetaminophen or ibuprofen use are associated with wheezing in children presenting to the emergency department (ED) with febrile illness. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of children who presented with fever to the pediatric ED between 2009 and 2013...
October 27, 2016: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736034/sensitivity-of-newly-defined-impulse-oscillometry-indices-in-preschool-children
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Hanna Knihtilä, Anne Kotaniemi-Syrjänen, Anna S Pelkonen, Satu Kalliola, Mika J Mäkelä, L Pekka Malmberg
INTRODUCTION: Early origins of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have been recognized. Impulse oscillometry (IOS) is suitable for assessment of lung function also in preschool children, and some novel indices have been connected to assessment of small airway function. However, limited data exist on the sensitivity of these new indices to detect lung function deficits in young symptomatic children. METHODS: IOS measurements of 103 healthy preschool children were evaluated to establish reference equations for the difference between respiratory resistance at 5 and 20 Hz (R5-20), the relative difference of R5-20 (R5-20%), and area under the reactance curve (AX)...
October 13, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729125/paradoxical-vocal-fold-motion-in-children-presenting-with-exercise-induced-dyspnea
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Anne Hseu, Mykayla Sandler, Dawn Ericson, Nohamin Ayele, Kosuke Kawai, Roger Nuss
INTRODUCTION: Although dyspnea with exercise in the pediatric population can be multifactorial, the diagnosis of paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder (PVFMD) in this group is not well characterized. The objective of this study is to review the multiple causes of dyspnea with exercise in children, including the prevalence of PVFMD within this study population. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of patients seen at a tertiary pediatric hospital for exercise-induced dyspnea suspected to be related to PVFMD between January 2007 and July 2015...
November 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683588/aspirating-and-nonaspirating-swallow-sounds-in-children-a-pilot-study
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Thuy Frakking, Anne Chang, Kerry O'Grady, Michael David, Kelly Weir
BACKGROUND: Cervical auscultation (CA) may be used to complement feeding/swallowing evaluations when assessing for aspiration. There are no published pediatric studies that compare the properties of sounds between aspirating and nonaspirating swallows. AIM: To establish acoustic and perceptual profiles of aspirating and nonaspirating swallow sounds and determine if a difference exists between these 2 swallowing types. METHODS: Aspiration sound clips were obtained from recordings using CA simultaneously undertaken with videofluoroscopic swallow study...
December 2016: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27668919/the-utility-of-bedside-lung-ultrasound-findings-in-bronchiolitis
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Joanna S Cohen, Naomi Hughes, Sonny Tat, James M Chamberlain, Stephen J Teach, Keith Boniface
OBJECTIVES: Recent literature suggests that bedside lung ultrasound may have a role in the evaluation of infants with bronchiolitis. B lines, which are multiple and diffuse vertical artifacts spreading from the lung pleural interface to the edge of the ultrasound screen, have been associated with thickened interlobular septa, extravascular lung water, and diffuse parenchymal disease. The aims of this study were (1) to describe the prevalence of B lines in children younger than 24 months presenting to the emergency department with wheezing, (2) to determine the interrater reliability of lung ultrasound findings in this setting, and (3) to determine the association of B lines with atopy and other clinical findings...
September 23, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27610028/respiratory-presentation-of-pediatric-patients-in-the-2014-enterovirus-d68-outbreak
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Georgina Martin, Rachel Li, Victoria E Cook, Matthew Carwana, Peter Tilley, Laura Sauve, Patrick Tang, Akshat Kapur, Connie L Yang
Background. In the fall of 2014, a North American outbreak of enterovirus D68 resulted in a significant number of pediatric hospital admissions for respiratory illness throughout North America. This study characterized the clinical presentation and risk factors for a severe clinical course in children admitted to British Columbia Children's Hospital during the 2014 outbreak. Methods. Retrospective chart review of patients with confirmed EV-D68 infection admitted to BCCH with respiratory symptoms in the fall of 2014...
2016: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566421/progress-in-pediatrics-in-2015-choices-in-allergy-endocrinology-gastroenterology-genetics-haematology-infectious-diseases-neonatology-nephrology-neurology-nutrition-oncology-and-pulmonology
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Carlo Caffarelli, Francesca Santamaria, Dora Di Mauro, Carla Mastrorilli, Virginia Mirra, Sergio Bernasconi
This review focuses key advances in different pediatric fields that were published in Italian Journal of Pediatrics and in international journals in 2015. Weaning studies continue to show promise for preventing food allergy. New diagnostic tools are available for identifying the allergic origin of allergic-like symptoms. Advances have been reported in obesity, short stature and autoimmune endocrine disorders. New molecules are offered to reduce weight gain and insulin-resistance in obese children. Regional investigations may provide suggestions for preventing short stature...
August 27, 2016: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27551858/estimating-pediatric-asthma-prevalence-in-rural-senegal-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Laura G Hooper, Yakou Dieye, Assane Ndiaye, Aldiouma Diallo, Vincent S Fan, Kathleen M Neuzil, Justin R Ortiz
RATIONALE: In Senegal, the prevalence of childhood asthma and utilization of appropriate asthma therapies is unknown. METHODOLOGY: We used the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) survey instrument to assess childhood respiratory health in rural Senegal. We interviewed the caregivers of children aged 5 through 8 years of age in the four largest Niakhar villages in August 2012. RESULTS: We interviewed 1,103 primary caregivers for 1,513 children, representing 91% of all age-eligible children in the study area...
August 23, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27516418/acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome-in-differential-diagnosis-of-hyper-ige-immunoglobulinemia-pediatric-case-report
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Manolya Acar, Murat Sutcu, Ozge Umur, Hacer Akturk, Selda Hancerli Torun, Zeynep Tamay, Nuran Salman, Ayper Somer
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome can be encountered with hypereosinophilia and hyperimmunoglobulin E (hyper-IgE) values, though these levels are rarely so high to be compared with hyperimmunoglobulin E syndrome. A 9-year-old boy presented with the complaint of fatigue, weakness, weight loss and generalized pruritic rash lasting for a year. He had frequent respiratory tract infections, wheezing episodes and urticarial skin lesions before that. On admission, he was cachectic and he had generalized lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly, oral moniliasis and pruritic rash all over his body...
August 10, 2016: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27510874/-application-of-the-computer-based-respiratory-sound-analysis-system-based-on-mel-frequency-cepstral-coefficient-and-dynamic-time-warping-in-healthy-children
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W Y Yan, L Li, Y G Yang, X L Lin, J Z Wu
OBJECTIVE: We designed a computer-based respiratory sound analysis system to identify pediatric normal lung sound. To verify the validity of the computer-based respiratory sound analysis system. METHOD: First we downloaded the standard lung sounds from the network database (website: http: //www.easyauscultation.com/lung-sounds-reference-guide) and recorded 3 samples of abnormal loud sound (rhonchi, wheeze and crackles) from three patients of The Department of Pediatrics, the First Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University...
August 2016: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27506243/a-cost-analysis-of-salbutamol-administration-by-metered-dose-inhalers-with-spacers-versus-nebulization-for-patients-with-wheeze-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department-evidence-from-observational-data-in-nova-scotia
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Paul Spin, Ingrid Sketris, Barbara Hill-Taylor, Courtney Ward, Katrina F Hurley
BACKGROUND: Despite evidence demonstrating the advantages of metered-dose inhalers with spacers (MDI-s), nebulization (NEB) remains the primary method of asthma treatment in some pediatric emergency departments (PEDs). There is a perception that delivering salbutamol by MDI-s is more costly than by NEB. This research evaluates the relative costs of MDI-s and NEB using local, hospital-specific, patient-level data. METHODS: Regression models estimated associations between the salbutamol inhalation method and costs, length of stay (LOS) in the PED and hospital, and the probability of admission...
August 10, 2016: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27451347/factors-associated-with-failure-of-emergency-department-management-in-children-with-acute-moderate-or-severe-asthma-a-prospective-multicentre-cohort-study
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Francine M Ducharme, Roger Zemek, Bhupendrasinh F Chauhan, Jocelyn Gravel, Dominic Chalut, Naveen Poonai, Marie-Claude Guertin, Caroline Quach, Lucie Blondeau, Sophie Laberge
BACKGROUND: The management of paediatric asthma exacerbations is based on trials in children of all ages. Recent studies from 2009 raised the possibility that preschoolers (younger than 6 years) with viral-induced wheezing and children exposed to tobacco smoke might be at an increased risk of treatment failure. The study objective was to identify factors associated with management failure in children presenting to the emergency department with moderate or severe asthma exacerbations. METHODS: We undertook a prospective, multicentre cohort study of children aged 1-17 years presenting to five emergency departments with moderate or severe asthma (defined as a Pediatric Respiratory Assessment Measure [PRAM] of 4 to 12)...
July 20, 2016: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27450148/telemedicine-a-reliable-tool-to-assess-the-severity-of-respiratory-distress-in-children
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Rajender Gattu, Joey Scollan, Amita DeSouza, Danielle Devereaux, Holli Weaver, Alexander G Agthe
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Remote assessment of respiratory distress using telemedicine enabled audio-video conferencing (TM) is of value for medical decision-making. Our goal was to evaluate the interobserver reliability (IOR) of TM compared with face-to-face (FTF) assessment of respiratory distress in children. METHODS: A prospective, cohort study was performed in pediatric emergency department from July 2012 to February 2013. Children (aged 0-18 years) who presented with signs of respiratory distress were included in the study...
August 2016: Hospital Pediatrics
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