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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29474804/use-of-fibers-in-childhood-constipation-treatment-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Patricia P Mello, Diego A Eifer, Elza D Mello
OBJECTIVE: To gather current evidence on the use of fiber for constipation treatment in pediatric patients. SOURCE OF DATA: Systematic review with meta-analysis of studies identified through Pubmed, Embase, LILACS and Cochrane databases published up to 2016. INCLUSION CRITERIA: Randomized controlled trials; patients aged between 1 and 18 years and diagnosed with functional constipation receiving or not drug treatment for constipation; articles published in Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, and German in journals accessible to the researchers...
February 20, 2018: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29474397/beyond-signal-functions-in-global-obstetric-care-using-a-clinical-cascade-to-measure-emergency-obstetric-readiness
#2
John N Cranmer, Julia Dettinger, Kimberly Calkins, Minnie Kibore, Onesmus Gachuno, Dilys Walker
BACKGROUND: Globally, the rate of reduction in delivery-associated maternal and perinatal mortality has been slow compared to improvements in post-delivery mortality in children under five. Improving clinical readiness for basic obstetric emergencies is crucial for reducing facility-based maternal deaths. Emergency readiness is commonly assessed using tracers derived from the maternal signal functions model. OBJECTIVE-METHOD: We compare emergency readiness using the signal functions model and a novel clinical cascade...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473717/interventions-for-paracetamol-acetaminophen-overdose
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REVIEW
Angela L Chiew, Christian Gluud, Jesper Brok, Nick A Buckley
BACKGROUND: Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is the most widely used non-prescription analgesic in the world. Paracetamol is commonly taken in overdose either deliberately or unintentionally. In high-income countries, paracetamol toxicity is a common cause of acute liver injury. There are various interventions to treat paracetamol poisoning, depending on the clinical status of the person. These interventions include inhibiting the absorption of paracetamol from the gastrointestinal tract (decontamination), removal of paracetamol from the vascular system, and antidotes to prevent the formation of, or to detoxify, metabolites...
February 23, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473705/alpha-1-antitrypsin-treatment-of-new-onset-type-1-diabetes-an-open-label-phase-i-clinical-trial-retain-to-assess-safety-and-pharmacokinetics
#4
Gordon C Weir, Mario R Ehlers, Kristina M Harris, Sai Kanaparthi, Alice Long, Deborah Phippard, Lia J Weiner, Brett Jepson, James G McNamara, Maria Koulmanda, Terry B Strom
OBJECTIVE: To determine the safety and pharmacokinetics of alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) in adults and children. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Short term AAT treatment restores euglycemia in the non-obese mouse model of type 1 diabetes. A phase I multicenter study in 16 subjects with new-onset type 1 diabetes studied the safety and pharmacokinetics of Aralast NPTM (AAT). This open-label, dose-escalation study enrolled eight adults ages 16-35 and eight children ages 8-15 within 100 days of diagnosis, to receive 12 infusions of AAT: a low dose of 45 mg/kg weekly for six weeks, followed by a higher dose of 90 mg/kg for six weeks...
February 23, 2018: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473103/considering-culture-a-review-of-pediatric-behavioral-intervention-research-in-type-1-diabetes
#5
REVIEW
Meredith Rose, Laura Aronow, Sarah Breen, Carrie Tully, Marisa E Hilliard, Ashley M Butler, Randi Streisand
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Type 1 diabetes (T1D) incidence in youth is growing across all racial/ethnic backgrounds, with the most marked increase in African-American youth under 5. Underrepresented racial/ethnic minorities are at an increased risk for health complications. This review focuses on the reported disparities, demographics of samples in behavioral interventions, and study design considerations. RECENT FINDINGS: Recruitment data from two ongoing behavioral intervention trials for young children with T1D are presented to compare enrolled/non-enrolled individuals and to discuss culturally appropriate study design considerations...
February 23, 2018: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473017/roadmap-to-wellness-exploring-live-customized-music-at-the-bedside-for-hospitalized-children
#6
R Serene Perkins, Maura Boyce, Megan C Byrtek, Regina C Ellis, Cindy Hill, Paul S Fitzpatrick, Shaban Demirel
Background: Randomized trials on clinical outcomes of music are conflicting, with few performed in the postoperative pediatric population. We aimed to determine if there was a benefit of a live, customized bedside music delivery program (MyMusicRx® ) for children hospitalized after pediatric surgery. We present our perspective on the utility of music medicine, review others' work in this area, and discuss future directions. Methods: All admitted postsurgical patients aged between 5 and 18 years were considered...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472954/evaluation-of-the-effectiveness-of-the-friends-for-life-program-on-children-s-anxiety-and-depression
#7
Fatemeh Moharreri, Aazam-Sadat Heydari Yazdi
Objective: Anxiety disorders and depression during childhood and adolescence are among highly prevalent serious mental health problems, which lead to reduced performance in children and can also negatively affect children's emotional and social long-term development. This study, which was conducted in Mashhad in 2015, aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of the Friends for Life cognitive-behavioral program in reducing the symptoms of anxiety and depression in children. Method: In this controlled clinical trial, 248 male students aged 10 were screened for mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety and depression using the Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety (RCMA) and the Children's Depression Inventory (CDI)...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472416/biomarkers-of-aki-progression-after-pediatric-cardiac-surgery
#8
Jason H Greenberg, Michael Zappitelli, Yaqi Jia, Heather R Thiessen-Philbrook, Christina A de Fontnouvelle, F Perry Wilson, Steven Coca, Prasad Devarajan, Chirag R Parikh
Background As children progress to higher stages of AKI, the risk for adverse outcomes dramatically increases. No reliable methods exist to predict AKI progression in hospitalized children. To determine if biomarkers of inflammation and kidney injury can predict AKI progression, we conducted a three-center prospective cohort study of children undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass. Methods On the first day of serum creatinine-defined AKI, we measured urine biomarkers (neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin [NGAL], IL-18, kidney injury molecule 1, liver fatty acid binding protein [L-FABP], albumin, and cystatin C) and plasma biomarkers (IFN, IL-1, IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, IL-12, IL-13, TNF- α , NGAL, and cystatin C)...
February 22, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471561/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-children
#9
Jake P Mann, Luca Valenti, Eleonora Scorletti, Christopher D Byrne, Valerio Nobili
Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, a progressive form of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), is one of the most common hepatic diseases in children who present with particular risk factors including obesity, sedentary lifestyle, and/or a predisposing genetic background. The worldwide prevalence of NAFLD in children is a worrying phenomenon because this disease is closely associated with the development of both cirrhosis and cardiometabolic syndrome in adulthood. To date, the etiopathogenesis of primary NAFLD in children is unknown...
February 2018: Seminars in Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470837/past-present-and-future-approaches-to-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-in-children
#10
REVIEW
Eric A F Simões, Louis Bont, Paolo Manzoni, Brigitte Fauroux, Bosco Paes, Josep Figueras-Aloy, Paul A Checchia, Xavier Carbonell-Estrany
INTRODUCTION: The REGAL (RSV Evidence - A Geographical Archive of the Literature) series has provided a comprehensive review of the published evidence in the field of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in Western countries over the last 20 years. This seventh and final publication covers the past, present and future approaches to the prevention and treatment of RSV infection among infants and children. METHODS: A systematic review was undertaken of publications between January 1, 1995 and December 31, 2017 across PubMed, Embase and The Cochrane Library...
February 22, 2018: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470322/pediatric-gastroesophageal-reflux-clinical-practice-guidelines-joint-recommendations-of-the-north-american-society-for-pediatric-gastroenterology-hepatology-and-nutrition-and-the-european-society-for-pediatric-gastroenterology-hepatology-and-nutrition
#11
Rachel Rosen, Yvan Vandenplas, Maartje Singendonk, Michael Cabana, Carlo DiLorenzo, Frederic Gottrand, Sandeep Gupta, Miranda Langendam, Annamaria Staiano, Nikhil Thapar, Neelesh Tipnis, Merit Tabbers
This document serves as an update of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) and the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) 2009 clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in infants and children and is intended to be applied in daily practice and as a basis for clinical trials. Eight clinical questions addressing diagnostic, therapeutic and prognostic topics were formulated...
March 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470291/recurrent-abdominal-pain-in-children-summary-evidence-from-3-systematic-reviews-of-treatment-effectiveness
#12
Rebecca A Abbott, Alice E Martin, Tamsin V Newlove-Delgado, Alison Bethel, Rebecca S Whear, Jo Thompson Coon, Stuart Logan
OBJECTIVES: Between 4% and 25% of school-aged children complain of recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) severe enough to interfere with their daily activities. METHODS: We carried out a systematic review of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in eleven databases and 2 trials registries from inception to June 2016. An update search was run in November 2017. All screening was performed by 2 independent reviewers. Included studies were appraised using the Cochrane risk of bias tool and the evidence assessed using GRADE...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469593/l-carnosine-as-adjunctive-therapy-in-children-and-adolescents-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
#13
Alireza Ghajar, Farinaz Aghajan-Nashtaei, Mohsen Afarideh, Mohammad-Reza Mohammadi, Shahin Akhondzadeh
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the efficacy and tolerability of l-carnosine as an add-on to methylphenidate in management of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). METHODS: This was an 8-week, randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled study. Fifty-six drug-free children and adolescents aged 6-17 years old with a diagnosis of ADHD entered the study. The patients were randomly assigned to l-carnosine (800 mg/d in two divided doses) or placebo plus methylphenidate (0...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468770/pessary-for-preterm-birth-prevention-in-twin-pregnancy-with-short-cervix-3-year-follow-up-study
#14
Janneke van 't Hooft, Johanna H van der Lee, Brent C Opmeer, Aleid G van Wassenaer-Leemhuis, Anneloes L van Baar, Dick J Bekedam, Leonie J P Steenis, Sophie Liem, Ewoud Schuit, Cuny Cuijpers, Elise Bleeker, Margot E Vinke, Noor Simons, Irene M de Graaf, Ben Willem J Mol, Cornelieke van de Beek
OBJECTIVE: We recently found in a randomized clinical trial (ProTWIN) that cervical pessary prevented preterm birth and improved neonatal outcome in women with a multiple pregnancy and a cervical length (CL) <38mm. In this follow-up study we evaluated long-term developmental outcomes in the offspring of these women at three years corrected age. METHODS: We conducted a follow-up study of the ProTWIN trial, a trial in which between 2009 and 2012 asymptomatic women with a multiple pregnancy had been randomized to pessary or no pessary...
February 22, 2018: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468402/-effects-of-written-educational-material-on-parental-health-knowledge-depending-on-socioeconomic-status-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#15
Lineke Kludas, Levente Kriston, Franka Metzner, Michelle Wichmann, Silke Pawils
BACKGROUND: The nationwide prevention program "Parent Guide - Growing up Healthy" aims to improve parental health knowledge in Germany. At the birth of their first child, parents of any socioeconomic status (SES) are provided with written educational material that includes relevant health knowledge as well as basic information about routine health checkups for children. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed at evaluating the program regarding 1) the effects on parental health knowledge and parental satisfaction with routine child health checkups, 2) the sensitivity of the effects on SES, and 3) parental acceptance of the written educational material...
February 21, 2018: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467954/efficacy-and-safety-of-thrombopoietin-receptor-agonists-in-children-with-chronic-immune-thrombocytopenia-a-meta-analysis
#16
Jian-Chun Guo, Yi Zheng, Hai-Tao Chen, Haixia Zhou, Xian-Hui Huang, Li-Ping Zhong, Huai-Bin Zhou, Yu Huang, Dan-Li Xie, Yong-Liang Lou
Background and Aim: Thrombopoietin receptor agonists (TPO-RAs) have been shown to be safe and effective for adults with chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). The aim of this meta-analysis is to assess the efficacy and safety of thrombopoietin receptor agonists for children with chronic ITP. Materials and Methods: Clinical randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating the efficacy and safety of TPO-RAs in pediatric ITP patients published up to June 2017 were retrieved from PubMed, Cochrane Library, and Embase databases...
January 23, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466550/treatment-of-phonological-disorder-a-feasibility-study-with-focus-on-outcome-measures
#17
Ann Bosma Smit, Klaire Mann Brumbaugh, Barbara Weltsch, Melanie Hilgers
Purpose: In a feasibility study for a randomized controlled trial of treatments for phonological disorders conducted over a period of 8 months, we examined 6 clinically relevant outcome measures. We took steps to reduce error variance and to maximize systematic variance. Method: Six children received traditional treatment (Van Riper, 1939), and 7 received expansion points (Smit, 2000), a treatment program with both phonological and traditional elements. Outcome measures, which were applied to both word list and conversational samples, included percentage of consonants correct (PCC; Shriberg & Kwiatkowski, 1982), PCC for late and/or difficult (L/D) consonants and number of L/D consonants acquired...
February 20, 2018: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465480/impact-of-fever-and-antipyretic-use-on-influenza-vaccine-immune-reponses-in-children
#18
Jean Li-Kim-Moy, Nicholas Wood, Cheryl Jones, Kristine Macartney, Robert Booy
BACKGROUND: Comparing post-vaccination fever rates in pediatric influenza vaccine clinical trials is difficult due to variability in how fever is reported. The impact of vaccine-related fever and antipyretic use on trivalent influenza vaccine (TIV) immunogenicity in children is also unclear. METHODS: In this pilot study, we obtained individual-level data provided by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) from three pediatric clinical trials of GSK versus comparator TIV. We explored a primary study (NCT00764790), the largest trial involving young children (6-35 months, n=3317), and further explored key findings in the two other trials (3-17 years, NCT00980005; 6m-17y NCT00383123)...
February 19, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464831/intensive-remote-monitoring-versus-conventional-care-in-type-1-diabetes-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
Laura Gandrud, Aylin Altan, Paul Buzinec, Jesse Hemphill, Jayne Chatterton, Tina Kelley, Deneen Vojta
OBJECTIVE: While frequent contact with diabetes care providers may improve glycemic control among patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D), in-person visits are labor-intensive and costly. This study was conducted to assess the impact of an intensive remote therapy (IRT) intervention for pediatric patients with T1D. METHODS: Pediatric patients with T1D were randomized to IRT or conventional care (CC) for 6 months. Both cohorts continued routine quarterly clinic visits and uploaded device data; for the IRT cohort, data were reviewed and patients were contacted if regimen adjustments were indicated...
February 21, 2018: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462954/autism-treatment-evaluation-checklist-atec-norms-a-growth-chart-for-atec-score-changes-as-a-function-of-age
#20
Shreyas Mahapatra, David Vyshedsky, Samantha Martinez, Benjamin Kannel, Julia Braverman, Stephen M Edelson, Andrey Vyshedskiy
Most early-intervention Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) clinical trials are limited by the availability of psychometric technicians who assess each child's abilities before and after therapeutic intervention. If parents could administer regular psychometric evaluations of their children, then the cost of clinical trials will be reduced, enabling longer clinical trials with the larger number of participants. The Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC) was designed nearly two decades ago to provide such a tool, but the norms on the longitudinal changes in ATEC in the "treatment as usual" population were lacking...
February 16, 2018: Children
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