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Pediatric Wheezing

Ahmed Abushahin, Abdulla Zarroug, Magda Wagdi, Ibrahim Janahi
Wheezing and cough are common case scenarios that pediatricians encountered in their office practices. Although a bronchogenic cyst is an uncommon condition, it is essential to be considered in the differential diagnosis of a chronic cough and wheezing among young children who fail to respond to appropriate medical treatment. A 28-month-old girl was referred to our pediatric pulmonology clinic with persistent symptoms of a cough and wheeze unresponsive to standard asthma therapy. This presentation prompted us to undertake a detailed diagnostic evaluation...
2018: Case Reports in Pediatrics
Amy L Dimachkieh, Allison Dobbie, Damon R Olson, Mark A Lovell, Jeremy D Prager
OBJECTIVE: To review tracheal paragangliomas and describe the clinical presentation, radiologic findings, operative management, and histologic findings of a pediatric patient who presented with stridor refractory to traditional asthma therapy. METHODS: Chart review of an 8-year-old male who presented to a tertiary care pediatric hospital and literature review of tracheal paragangliomas. RESULTS: We present the case of an 8-year-old male who presented with new-onset of wheezing and dyspnea on exertion...
April 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Sıddika Songül Yalçın, Beril Özdemir, Sadriye Özdemir, Esra Baskın
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the agreement between integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI) and final diagnosis in patients presenting with cough at the second and third level health institutions. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 373 children aged 2-60 mo who presented with cough at the pediatric emergency and outpatient clinics in the Department of Pediatrics. After clinical examination of children, body temperature, respiratory rate, saturation, presence or absence of the chest indrawing, rales, wheezing and laryngeal stridor were recorded...
February 19, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
Michel de Wit, Linda M Peelen, Leo van Wolfswinkel, Jurgen C de Graaff
BACKGROUND: The use of cuffed vs uncuffed endotracheal tubes in pediatric anesthesia is widely debated. This study aimed to investigate whether the use of cuffed vs uncuffed tubes is associated with an increased incidence of acute postoperative respiratory complications. METHODS: We retrospectively studied all children aged 0-7 years in which the trachea was intubated between September 28, 2006 and August 26, 2016 in a pediatric university hospital. Logistic regression analysis was performed to estimate the association between tube design (cuffed vs uncuffed) and the incidence of acute postoperative respiratory complications (stridor, wheezing, or dyspnea; desaturations ≤90%) in need of intervention (epinephrine, dexamethasone, nebulizers, supplementary oxygen, or reintubation), adjusting for potential confounders...
March 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Said Benlamkaddem, Mohamed Adnane Berdai, Smael Labib, Mustapha Harandou
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum is defined as free air or gas contained within the mediastinum, which almost invariably originates from the alveolar space or the conducting airways. It is rare in pediatric patients; however, occasional cases are reported to result from forced Valsalva's maneuver due to cough, emesis, a first attack of wheeze, or asthma exacerbations. We report the case of a 7-year-old previously healthy girl, with a history of persistent dry cough one day before, who was brought to our unit with face, neck and chest swelling...
February 7, 2018: Children
Saulo Duarte Passos, Francila Ferreira Maziero, Diego Quilles Antoniassi, Lidiane Trevisan de Souza, Arianna Freire Felix, Eloise Dotta, Monica Ester Orensztejn, Evaldo Marchi, Rosa Estela Gazeta
OBJECTIVE: To assess the level of caregiver knowledge about respiratory signs and symptoms of acute respiratory infection (ARI) as well as their ability to detect the early warning signs and need for medical assistance in children referred to an emergency service. METHODS: This is a prospective, cross-sectional study. A standardized questionnaire with questions on the perception of the severity of ARI signs and symptoms was applied to caregivers of pediatric patients assisted in the emergency room of a university hospital from August 2011 to May 2012...
January 15, 2018: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
Gabriela Aída Szulman, Héctor Freilij, Ilse Behrends, Ángela Gentile, Javier Mallol
BACKGROUND: The episodes of bronchial obstruction at early age constitute a frequent problem in Pediatrics. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of recurrent wheezing in infants in Buenos Aires City, as well as to identify any associated factors. METHODS: Cross-sectional study performed from 2011 to 2012 in the Children Hospital Ricardo Gutiérrez, Buenos Aires City, as part of the International Study of Wheezing in Infants. A validated questionnaire was applied to parents of infants aged between 12 and 15 months...
November 2017: Boletín Médico del Hospital Infantil de México
Ka-Ka Siu, Shuk-Yu Leung, Sum-Yi Kong, Daniel Kwok-Keung Ng
Preschool wheeze occurs in half of the children before they reach 6 y of age and recurrence is also common. Recurrent preschool wheeze is classified as either typical or atypical. For typical recurrent preschool wheeze, the diagnoses are either asthma or bronchiolitis/bronchitis. Responsiveness to a properly administered bronchodilator confirms asthma, atopic or otherwise. All atypical preschool wheeze should be referred to pediatric respirologist for assessment. Lung function test by impulse oscillometry (IOS) before and after bronchodilator is helpful to confirm airway hyperresponsiveness, an essential feature of asthma...
January 8, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
Caleb D Wasser, Anna Grushevsky, Stephanie T Johnson, Sharon R Smith
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical characteristics of pediatric asthmonia, a syndrome in which children have both an acute asthma exacerbation and a concomitant diagnosis of community acquired pneumonia. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted on children admitted to Connecticut Children's Medical Center in the pediatric emergency department from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012. Children with asthma and pneumonia were identified using ICD-9 codes 493 (asthma) or 482 (pneumonia)...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
Takaya Metoki, Michiko Okamoto, Akira Suzuki, Setsuko Kitaoka, Hiroki Miyabayashi, Yuka Rokugo, Ryoichi Onuma, Suguru Ohmiya, Ko Sato, Hidekazu Nishimura, Hitoshi Oshitani, Satoru Kumaki, Rie Noguchi, Taiki Sato, Yohei Watanabe
BACKGROUND: In the autumn of 2015, we experienced a surge in the number of pediatric cases of wheeze in our hospital, which was suspected to be caused by enterovirus (EV)-D68 transmission in the community. Thus, we implemented an ad hoc retrospective surveillance for EV-D68. METHODS: Patients aged < 15 years old with acute respiratory infection were eligible for inclusion in this study. All enrolled patients underwent virus detection test. Additionally, neutralization tests (NTs) were performed using the stored serum samples of the enrolled patients to compare the antigenicity of the virus isolated in this study with that isolated in 2010 and evaluate the anti-EV-D68 antibody prevalence...
November 17, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Önder Doksöz, Hikmet Tekin Nacaroğlu, Gökhan Ceylan, Mehmet Çeleğen, Şenay Aşık-Nacaroğlu, Demet Can, Timur Meşe, Nurettin Ünal
Doksöz Ö, Nacaroğlu HT, Ceylan G, Çeleğen M, Aşık-Nacaroğlu Ş, Can D, Meşe T, Ünal N. The evaluation of right and left ventricular functions in children with episodic wheezing exposed to environmental tobacco smoke. Turk J Pediatr 2017; 59: 42-48. The objective of this study is to examine the right and left ventricular functions in children with episodic wheezing at the ages of 1-3 exposed to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS). Thirty-two children monitored at the Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Department of a Research and Training Hospital with the diagnosis of episodic wheezing were included...
2017: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
Kristi Isaac Rapp, Leonard Jack, Candice Wilson, Sandra Carr Hayes, Robert Post, Ellen McKnight, Floyd Malveaux
PURPOSE: Pediatric asthma disproportionately affects low-income and minority children. The HEAL (Head-Off Environmental Asthma in Louisiana), Phase II Project was a collaborative effort with a primary focus to improve pediatric asthma management in New Orleans, Louisiana. The purpose of this article is to report clinical outcomes captured at baseline and 12-month follow-up. METHOD: HEAL (Head-off Environmental Asthma in Louisiana), Phase II was a pre-post intervention study that enrolled children ages 2 to 18 years of age with a diagnosis of asthma to receive asthma education within the clinic setting...
November 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
Ju Yin, Baoping Xu, Xiantao Zeng, Kunling Shen
OBJECTIVES: Assess the efficacy and safety of Broncho-Vaxom in pediatric recurrent respiratory tract infections (RRTIs). METHODS: Published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of Broncho-Vaxom for pediatric RRTI were searched using PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, CBM, CNKI, WanFang Data, and VIP databases up to January 2017. Risk of bias was evaluated in accordance to the guidelines of the Cochrane collaboration and the level of evidence was graded according to the GRADE...
January 2018: International Immunopharmacology
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
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
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...
December 15, 2017: Vaccine
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
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
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
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...
November 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
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