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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049623/subjective-fatigue-in-children-with-hearing-loss-assessed-using-self-and-parent-proxy-report
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Benjamin W Y Hornsby, Samantha J Gustafson, Hope Lancaster, Sun-Joo Cho, Stephen Camarata, Fred H Bess
Purpose: The primary purposes of this study were to examine the effects of hearing loss and respondent type (self- vs. parent-proxy report) on subjective fatigue in children. We also examined associations between child-specific factors and fatigue ratings. Method: Subjective fatigue was assessed using the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory Multidimensional Fatigue Scale (PedsQL-MFS; Varni, Burwinkle, Katz, Meeske, & Dickinson, 2002). We compared self- and parent-proxy ratings from 60 children with hearing loss (CHL) and 43 children with normal hearing (CNH)...
October 12, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049225/factors-related-to-pediatric-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome-in-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-in-different-age-groups
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Jiali Wu, Meizhen Gu, Shumei Chen, Wei Chen, Kun Ni, Hongming Xu, Xiaoyan Li
This study aimed to retrospectively investigate the factors related to pediatric obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children younger than 6 years and those older than 6 years.A total of 437 children who were hospitalized due to OSAHS between January 2014 and December 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. The children were further divided into OSAHS group and OSAHS + ADHD group. The general characteristics, OSA-18 quality of life, intention-hyperactivity score, and polysomnographic parameters (apnea-hypopnea index and the lowest oxygen saturation) were collected and compared between groups...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044497/pediatric-headache-and-sleep-disturbance-a-comparison-of-diagnostic-groups
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Jonathan Rabner, Karen J Kaczynski, Laura E Simons, Alyssa LeBel
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether sleep disturbance differs by headache diagnosis in a pediatric sample, and whether this effect remains when other factors affecting sleep are included. BACKGROUND: Primary headache disorders can be severe and disabling, impacting a child's functioning and quality of life. Many children and adolescents with chronic headaches also experience sleep difficulties, and there is likely a bidirectional relationship between headaches and sleep difficulties...
October 17, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042835/double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-of-single-dose-intravenous-acetaminophen-for-pain-associated-with-adenotonsillectomy-in-pediatric-patients-with-sleep-disordered-breathing
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Arlyne K Thung, Charles A Elmaraghy, N'Diris Barry, Dmitry Tumin, Kris R Jatana, Julie Rice, Vidya Raman, Tarun Bhalla, David P Martin, Marco Corridore, Joseph D Tobias
OBJECTIVES: Adequate pain control is an important component in the postoperative outcome for pediatric adenotonsillectomy patients with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). Intravenous acetaminophen appears to be a favorable analgesic adjunct owing to its predictable pharmacokinetics and opioid-sparing effects; however, its role in pediatric adenotonsillectomy pain management remains unclear. METHODS: In this prospective, randomized, double-blinded, controlled study, subjects with the diagnosis of SDB, aged 2 to 8 years, who required extended postoperative admission, received intravenous acetaminophen (15 mg/kg) or saline placebo intraoperatively in addition to morphine (0...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027646/prevalence-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-among-obese-toddlers-and-preschool-children
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Saadoun Bin-Hasan, Sherri Katz, Zoe Nugent, Joy Nehme, Zihang Lu, Abdullah Khayat, Suhail Al-Saleh, Reshma Amin, Indra Narang
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder estimated at 1-5% in the school-aged children. With the obesity prevalence reaching staggering rates globally, OSA in obese adolescents is estimated to be 4-5-folds higher than their lean peers. There is a paucity of data regarding obesity-related OSA in children 6 years and less. This is particularly relevant as OSA is associated with neurocognitive deficits. The aim of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of OSA among obese toddlers and preschool children and further to determine what other factors may be associated with the presence of OSA...
October 13, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023307/interrater-agreement-of-eeg-interpretation-after-pediatric-cardiac-arrest-using-standardized-critical-care-eeg-terminology
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Nicholas S Abend, Shavonne L Massey, Mark Fitzgerald, France Fung, Natalie J Atkin, Rui Xiao, Alexis A Topjian
PURPOSE: We evaluated interrater agreement of EEG interpretation in a cohort of critically ill children resuscitated after cardiac arrest using standardized EEG terminology. METHODS: Four pediatric electroencephalographers scored 10-minute EEG segments from 72 consecutive children obtained 24 hours after return of circulation using the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society's (ACNS) Standardized Critical Care EEG terminology. The percent of perfect agreement and the kappa coefficient were calculated for each of the standardized EEG variables and a predetermined composite EEG background category...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021937/recommendations-for-identifying-sleep-problems-and-treatment-resources-for-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
#7
Emily Abel, So Yeon Kim, Ashleigh M Kellerman, Matthew T Brodhead
Many young children experience sleep problems that may influence their daytime functioning. These sleep problems are especially prevalent in young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Therefore, general recommendations for identifying and treating sleep problems in children with ASD are needed for behavior analysts to identify potential sleep problems and make empirically informed decisions regarding treatment options. The current paper seeks to provide behavior analysts, who work with children with ASD, with informative research on pediatric sleep problems, sleep measures, and options for behavioral sleep treatment...
September 2017: Behavior Analysis in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992828/differences-in-sleep-patterns-and-problems-by-race-in-a-clinical-sample-of-black-and-white-preschoolers
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Ariel A Williamson, Sonia L Rubens, Kristina E Patrick, Melisa Moore, Jodi A Mindell
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Community-based research indicates that Black preschoolers tend to have more bedtime difficulties and are at higher risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) compared to White preschoolers. This study examined differences in sleep patterns and problems by race among a clinical sample of Black and White preschoolers at an outpatient sleep clinic. METHODS: Data were collected from electronic medical records for 125 children ages 2-5 years (mean = 3...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990830/value-of-pulse-oximetry-watch-for-diagnosing-pediatric-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome
#9
Jing-Ru Ma, Jing-Jing Huang, Qi Chen, Hai-Tao Wu, Kuan-Lin Xiao, Yu-Tian Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical value of pulse oximetry watch (POW) for diagnosing pediatric Obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). METHODS: We selected 32 children (boys: 25, 4-16 years old) who came to the hospital for diagnosing OSAHS from July to October 2016. Polysomnography (PSG) and POW were used simultaneously and recorded the apnea hypopnea index (AHI), LSpO2, and ODI4. Pearson analysis, t test, and receiver-operating characteristic (ROC) were used to analyze the correlation between PSG-AHI and other indicators, the diagnosis accordance rate, and the sensitivity and specificity of POW, respectively...
October 9, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984477/pediatric-pharmacoepidemiology-safety-and-effectiveness-of-medicines-for-adhd
#10
Antonio Clavenna, Maurizio Bonati
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurobehavioral disorder in children and adolescents that comprises core symptoms of developmentally inappropriate levels of inattention and/or hyperactivity and impulsivity. Stimulant (methylphenidate, amphetamines) and non stimulant (atomoxetine, clonidine and guanfacine) are the treatment usually prescribed for ADHD. Area covered: This review covers the safety of ADHD medications in children and adolescents. MEDLINE, EMBASE and PsycINFO databases were searched with the aim to retrieve prospective studies that monitored the incidence of adverse events (AEs) in children receiving drug therapy for ADHD...
October 12, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983997/cosleeping-sleep-disturbances-children-s-behavioral-problems-and-parenting-self-efficacy-among-korean-american-families
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Eunjung Kim, Rachel Lee, Kevin C Cain
The purpose of this study was to compare sleep disturbances of children and their mothers, children's behavioral problems, and parenting self-efficacy between Korean American families who coslept and those who did not cosleep. Forty-eight mothers of children between 3 and 8 years of age completed the following surveys: Children's Sleep Habits Questionnaire, Pediatric Symptom Checklist, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, Parenting Self-Efficacy Questionnaire, and Acculturation Rating Scale for Mexican Americans II...
May 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977300/analysis-of-daytime-sleepiniess-in-adolescents-by-the-pediatric-daytime-sleepiness-scale-a-systematic-review
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Carolina Meyer, Geraldo Jose Ferrari, Diego Grasel Barbosa, Rubian Diego Andrade, Andreia Pelegrini, Érico Pereira Gomes Felden
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the use of the Pediatric Daytime Sleepiness Scale (PDSS) in the analysis of daytime sleepiness in children and adolescents. DATA SOURCE: The electronic databases PubMed and SciELO were consulted between 2003 and 2015. As inclusion criterion, studies were considered in English, Spanish and Portuguese, original articles of any type of design, articles with a sample of children and/or adolescents, articles that used the PDSS. Duplicate articles, articles with no relation to the theme, articles with another investigated population, and articles that the parents answered the instrument for their children were excluded...
July 2017: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966731/clinicals-and-upper-airway-characteristics-in-obese-children-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Eli O Martinelli, Fernanda Louise M Haddad, Renato Stefanini, Gustavo A Moreira, Priscila B Rapoport, Luis Carlos Gregório, Sérgio Tufik, Lia Rita A Bittencourt
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is a factor that is strongly related to the occurrence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in adults, although this association remains controversial for children. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the clinical and upper airway charactheristics, obtained by questionnaires, physical examination and laboratory tests, among obese children with and without OSA. METHOD: This was aprospective cohort study. 44 obese children (body mass index above the 95th percentile) were included in the study...
January 2017: Sleep Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948314/masked-isolated-nocturnal-hypertension-in-children-and-young-adults
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Hisayo Fujita, Seiji Matsuoka, Midori Awazu
Isolated nocturnal hypertension (INH) is characterized by normal daytime blood pressure (BP) and elevated nighttime BP diagnosed by ambulatory BP monitoring. Masked isolated nocturnal hypertension (MINH) is a subtype of INH in which office BP is normal. We studied the frequency and characteristics of INH and MINH in children and young adults. One hundred and ninety-eight subjects seen by the pediatric nephrology service were studied retrospectively. Isolated nocturnal hypertension (INH) and MINH were diagnosed according to daytime and nighttime ABP and office BP in the case of the latter...
September 25, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946891/development-of-the-pediatric-daily-ulcerative-colitis-signs-and-symptoms-scale-ducs-qualitative-research-findings
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Emuella Flood, Debra G Silberg, Beverly Romero, Kathleen Beusterien, M Haim Erder, Carmen Cuffari
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to develop patient-reported (PRO) and observer-reported (ObsRO) outcome measures of ulcerative colitis (UC) signs/symptoms in children aged 5-17 with mild/moderate UC. The daily ulcerative colitis signs and symptoms scale (DUCS) was developed in two phases. Phase I involved concept elicitation interviews with patients and healthcare providers, review of website posts and item generation. Phase II involved cognitive debriefing and assessment of usability and feasibility of the eDiaries...
September 25, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945103/insurance-coverage-and-acute-care-revisits-after-pediatric-ambulatory-tonsillectomy
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Dmitry Tumin, Vidya T Raman, Joseph D Tobias
We investigated whether patterns of health insurance coverage were associated with 30-day all-cause acute care revisits after ambulatory tonsillectomy at a free-standing quaternary-care pediatric hospital. Insurance patterns were classified from past encounters as continuous private, continuous Medicaid, Medicaid-to-private change, or private-to-Medicaid change. Among 478/675 boys/girls (age 9 ± 4 years) selected for analysis, 148 (13%) had 30-day revisits, whereas 96 (8%) changed from Medicaid to private insurance, and 99 (9%) changed from private insurance to Medicaid...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941538/sedation-analgesia-and-neuromuscular-blockade-in-pediatric-critical-care-overview-and-current-landscape
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REVIEW
Athena F Zuppa, Martha A Q Curley
Sedation is a mainstay of therapy for critically ill children. Although necessary in the care of the critically ill child, sedative drugs are associated with adverse effects, such as disruption of circadian rhythm, altered sleep, delirium, potential neurotoxicity, and immunosuppression. Optimal approaches to the sedation of the critically ill child should include identification of sedation targets and sedation interruptions, allowing for a more individualized approach to sedation. Further research is needed to better understand the relationship between critical illness and sedation pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, the impact of sedation on immune function, and the genetic implications on drug disposition and response...
October 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937639/sleep-disorders-in-childhood-neurological-diseases
#18
REVIEW
Abdullah Tolaymat, Zhao Liu
Sleep problems are frequently addressed as a primary or secondary concern during the visit to the pediatric neurology clinic. Sleep disorders can mimic other neurologic diseases (e.g., epilepsy and movement disorders), and this adds challenges to the diagnostic process. Sleep disorders can significantly affect the quality of life and functionality of children in general and those with comorbid neurological diseases in particular. Understanding the pathophysiology of sleep disorders, recognizing the implications of sleep disorder in children with neurologic diseases and behavioral difficulties, and early intervention continue to evolve resulting in better neurocognitive outcomes...
September 22, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934528/the-impact-of-altitude-on-sleep-disordered-breathing-in-children-dwelling-at-high-altitude-a-crossover-study
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Benjamin H Hughes, John T Brinton, David G Ingram, Ann C Halbower
Study Objectives: Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is prevalent among children and is associated with adverse health outcomes. Worldwide, approximately 250 million individuals reside at altitudes higher than 2000 meters above sea level (masl). The effect of chronic high-altitude exposure on children with SDB is unknown. This study aims to determine the impact of altitude on sleep study outcomes in children with SDB dwelling at high altitude. Methods: A single-center crossover study was performed to compare results of high-altitude home polysomnography (H-PSG) with lower altitude laboratory polysomnography (L-PSG) in school-age children dwelling at high altitude with symptoms consistent with SDB...
September 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926479/fatigue-following-traumatic-brain-injury-in-children-and-adolescents-a-longitudinal-follow-up-6-to-12-months-after-injury
#20
Alison Crichton, Vicki Anderson, Ed Oakley, Mardee Greenham, Stephen Hearps, Carmel Delzoppo, Miriam H Beauchamp, James S Hutchison, Anne-Marie Guerguerian, Kathy Boutis, Franz E Babl
BACKGROUND: Longitudinal fatigue data in children suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) are lacking. OBJECTIVES: To examine the effects of time postinjury (6-12 months) and injury severity on fatigue after childhood TBI. Secondarily, we compared fatigue 12 months postinjury against published control data. SETTING: Three tertiary children's hospitals across Australia (n = 1) and Canada (n = 2). PARTICIPANTS: Parents (n = 109) of children (mean [M] = 9...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
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