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Adam H Lewis, Ankur Chugh, Sarah A Sobotka
A 7-year-old girl with 20q13.33 deletion and a history of generalized convulsive epilepsy presented to the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic due to concerns about her behavioral outbursts in the context of overall delayed development. Evaluation by the Developmental and Behavioral and Gastroenterology teams revealed failure to thrive (FTT) as the primary cause of the behavioral outbursts and developed a high-calorie, high-fat, high-protein nutritional counseling plan. Children who have FTT and a genetic disorder are often thought to not thrive because of their underlying genetic disorder; however, feeding skills and nutritional intake need to be thoroughly investigated before determining an etiology for FTT...
March 1, 2018: Pediatric Annals
Lorenzo D Botto, Pierpaolo Mastroiacovo
Preventing neural tube defects (NTDs) easily qualifies as a high-value opportunity to improve childhood survival and health: the unmet need is significant (major preventable burden), the intervention is transformative (providing sufficient folic acid), and delivery strategies (e.g., fortification) are effective in low-resource countries. Yet, NTD prevention is lagging. Can public health surveillance help fix this problem? Critics contend that surveillance is largely unnecessary, that limited resources are best spent on interventions, and that surveillance is unrealistic in developing countries...
February 2018: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
A Amer, A Kakooza-Mwesige, G Jarl, J K Tumwine, H Forssberg, A-C Eliasson, L Hermansson
BACKGROUND: The Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) has been recommended as a gold standard in paediatric rehabilitation. A Ugandan version of PEDI (PEDI-UG) has been developed by culturally adapting and translating the original PEDI. The aim of this study was to investigate the psychometric properties of the PEDI-UG in Ugandan children by testing the instrument's rating scale functioning, internal structure, and test-retest reliability. METHODS: Two hundred forty-nine Ugandan children (125 girls) aged 6 months to 7...
March 13, 2018: Child: Care, Health and Development
Carlyn Patterson-Gentile, Christina L Szperka
Importance: Migraine is a disabling and prevalent condition that affects the pediatric and adolescent population. This review describes current acute and preventive migraine pharmacologic therapies for the pediatric and adolescent population. Observations: Multiple pharmacotherapies that have been used in the treatment of acute headache and prevention in pediatric migraine are reviewed. There have been recent advances in the management of migraines among pediatric and adolescent patients, including US Food and Drug Administration approval of triptans for acute management in children as young as 6 years, and the first prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled comparative study of preventive pharmacotherapy in pediatric migraine...
March 12, 2018: JAMA Neurology
C Ricardo Ramirez, M L Álvarez Gómez, C A Agudelo Vélez, S Zuluaga Penagos, R A Consuegra Peña, K Uribe Hernández, I C Mejía Gil, E M Cano Londoño, M Elorza Parra, J G Franco Vásquez
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical characteristics, prevalence and factors associated with delirium in critical patients from 5 to 14 years of age. DESIGN: An analytical, cross-sectional observational study was made. Delirium was assessed with the Pediatric-Confusion Assessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit (pCAM-ICU) and motor classification was established with the Delirium Rating Scale Revised-98. SETTING: A pediatric Intensive Care Unit...
March 9, 2018: Medicina Intensiva
A Kakooza-Mwesige, J K Tumwine, H Forssberg, A-C Eliasson
BACKGROUND: The Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) was developed and standardized to measure functional performance in American children. So far, no published study has examined the use of the PEDI in sub-Saharan Africa. This study describes the adaptation, translation, and validation process undertaken to develop a culturally relevant PEDI for Uganda (PEDI-UG). METHOD: The cross-cultural adaptation and translation of the PEDI was performed in a series of steps...
March 12, 2018: Child: Care, Health and Development
Ashley M Kroon Van Diest, Michelle M Ernst, Lisa Vaughn, Shalonda Slater, Scott W Powers
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to determine which cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT-HA) treatment components pediatric headache patient stakeholders would report to be most helpful and essential to reducing headache frequency and related disability to develop a streamlined, less burdensome treatment package that would be more accessible to patients and families. BACKGROUND: Pediatric migraine is a prevalent and disabling condition. CBT-HA has been shown to reduce headache frequency and related disability, but may not be readily available or accepted by many migraine sufferers due to treatment burden entailed...
March 8, 2018: Headache
Alana Goldstein-Leever, Lindsey L Cohen, Carlton Dampier, Soumitri Sil
BACKGROUND: Youth with sickle cell disease (SCD) are at risk for recurrent pain and depressive symptoms, both of which contribute to poorer health outcomes. Furthermore, youth and family coping with child pain, including pain catastrophizing, is known to be associated with poorer psychosocial adjustment and greater functional disability among youth with SCD. In particular, child catastrophizing about pain and parent catastrophizing about their child's pain have been linked to increased pain and depressive symptoms in youth with chronic pain conditions...
March 7, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Tessa J Koeffler, Natalie E Demeter, Lynn Kysh, Jeffrey Reeb, Alix Stayton, Robert Spears, Rita V Burke
The goal of this research was to identify, summarize, and evaluate pediatric disaster preparedness resources in the United States and to identify areas that need improvement or further development. Using standard literature, gray literature and website reviews, relevant resources were identified and the 50 most relevant resources were studied in depth. Each resource was given a grade of A, B, or C based on content, format, quality, and thoroughness. These resources were divided into 3 categories: (1) hospital resources, (2) school resources, and (3) training/education resources...
March 7, 2018: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
Sungho Lim, Michael J Javorski, Pegge M Halandras, Paul C Kuo, Bernadette Aulivola, Paul Crisostomo
OBJECTIVE: Acute limb ischemia (ALI) in a pediatric patient is a rare condition but may result in lifelong disability. A paucity of evidence exists to derive treatment guidelines; some surgeons advocate conservative management over invasive measures. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of surgical revascularization in the pediatric population and outcomes of conservative vs surgical management. METHODS: The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project State Inpatient Database (California, Iowa, and New York) between 2007 and 2013 was queried using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision codes...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Ana Paula Vanz, Juliana van de Sande Lee, Bruna Pinheiro, Marina Zambrano, Evelise Brizola, Neusa Sicca da Rocha, Ida Vanessa D Schwartz, Maria Marlene de Souza Pires, Têmis Maria Félix
BACKGROUND: Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a disorder of bone formation leading to low mineral density and fractures. Children and adolescents with OI require periodic medical follow up, corrective surgery, drug therapy and physical therapy, as well as specific daily care practices. In addition, they have an increased incidence of fractures, which require immobilization and cause severe discomfort and short-term disability. This study evaluated the health-related quality of life of children and adolescents with OI in two reference centers for OI treatment in southern Brazil...
March 2, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
Sharon V Thompson, Donna J Cech, Susan M Cahill, Joseph J Krzak
PURPOSE: The purpose of the current study was to examine how comprehensively the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory-Computer Adaptive Test (PEDI-CAT) addresses Activity and Participation components of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF). METHODS: Two raters individually linked the 276 items of the PEDI-CAT to the ICF using ICF linking rules, the PEDI-CAT manual, and the ICF browser. Agreement between reviewers was evaluated, and reliability of the linking process was assessed using Cohen's κ...
March 1, 2018: Pediatric Physical Therapy
Micheli Bernardone Saquetto, Adriana de Santana Bispo, Camila da Silva Barreto, Katiuce Almeida Gonçalves, Rodrigo Santos Queiroz, Cássio Magalhães da Silva, Mansueto Gomes Neto
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether the addition of an education programme for primary caregivers to rehabilitation improves daily functioning in children with cerebral palsy. DESIGN: A randomized, single-blind, controlled study. SETTING: This study was conducted in a rehabilitation centre in Salvador, Brazil. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 63 boys and girls with cerebral palsy, at 1-12 years of age, with Gross Motor Function Classification Systems I-V, were randomly assigned to two groups: educational programme for primary caregivers and conventional rehabilitation ( n = 29) or conventional rehabilitation alone ( n = 31)...
February 1, 2018: Clinical Rehabilitation
Alma Glinac, Lejla Matović, Azra Delalić, Lejla Mešalić
The aim of the study was to investigate whether there is difference in the quality of life between mothers of children with cerebral palsy and mothers of healthy children, as well as whether the quality of life in mothers of children with cerebral palsy depends on their level of education, child's mobility and child's functional status. A total of 141 mothers participated in the research. Mothers were divided into two groups, 71 mothers of children with cerebral palsy and 70 mothers of healthy children from the Tuzla Canton (Bosnia and Herzegovina)...
June 2017: Acta Clinica Croatica
Kathryn Iammarino, James Marrie, Mitchell Selhorst, Linda P Lowes
Background: Ankle injuries account for up to 40% of all sport related injuries. These injuries can result in weeks to months of missed sport or work. The PRICE (Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) treatment is standard care for most acute ankle sprains. Recently, early mobilization in adults has been shown to decrease time off from sport or work, and the likelihood of developing chronic instability. To date, no research has been performed assessing the effectiveness of early mobilization in pediatric patients (<18 years)...
February 2018: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
Esra Işık, Tahir Atik, Hüseyin Onay, Ferda Özkınay
Apert syndrome is an autosomal dominant craniosynostosis syndrome accompanied by limb anomalies. The fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 ( FGFR2 ) gene is responsible for the disease and two different heterozygous mutations, p.Pro253Arg and p.Ser252Trp, have been defined as responsible in the majority of cases of Apert syndrome. In this case report, two patients with Apert syndrome with two different FGFR2 gene mutations are presented. Case-1, a 4-month-old boy with craniosynostosis and syndactyly was referred to pediatric genetic clinic...
December 2017: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
Chengqi Xin, Chun Wang, Yachen Wang, Jingyuan Zhao, Liang Wang, Runjie Li, Jing Liu
BACKGROUND: Kabuki syndrome (KS) is a rare pediatric congenital disorder with multiple congenital anomalies and intellectual disabilities, which is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. Mutations in KMT2D and KDM6A have been proven to be the primary cause in most cases of KS. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we report two Chinese boys with clinical features of KS referred to our hospital for clinical diagnosis. Next-generation sequencing was performed on MiSeq to analyze the genetic mutations in both patients...
February 27, 2018: BMC Medical Genetics
Emanuela Pagliano, Giovanni Baranello, Riccardo Masson, Maria Foscan, Maria Teresa Arnoldi, Alessia Marchi, Giorgia Aprile, Chiara Pantaleoni
The huge contribution of advances in the pediatric neurosciences, improvements in clinical practice, and new therapeutic options, has led to the development of new models of treatment and rehabilitation for dystonia in the last decade. It is now generally agreed that a multidimensional therapeutic approach is needed for children with motor disorders, whose motor function-conceived as a complex perceptive, motor and cognitive process - is impaired at a crucial time in their development, with a fall out on how their various adaptive functions evolve...
February 8, 2018: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
Per-Arne Lönnqvist
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To put in perspective, the various challenges that faces pediatric anesthesiologists because of the recently lowered limits with regards to the viability of a fetus. Both medical and ethical considerations will be highlighted. RECENT FINDINGS: Issues related to: who should anesthetize these tiny babies; can we provide adequate and legal monitoring during the anesthetic; does these immature babies need hypnosis and amnesia and the moral/ethical implications associated with being involved with care of doubtful long-term outcome are reviewed...
February 22, 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
Julio D Montejo, Joaquin Q Camara-Quintana, Daniel Duran, Jeannine M Rockefeller, Sierra B Conine, Alyssa M Blaise, Kristopher T Kahle, Michael L DiLuna
OBJECTIVE Lumbar disc herniation (LDH) in the pediatric population is rare and exhibits unique characteristics compared with adult LDH. There are limited data regarding the safety and efficacy of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) using tubular retractors in pediatric patients with LDH. Here, the outcomes of MIS tubular microdiscectomy for the treatment of pediatric LDH are evaluated. METHODS Twelve consecutive pediatric patients with LDH were treated with MIS tubular microdiscectomy at the authors' institution between July 2011 and October 2015...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
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