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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931048/neurodevelopment-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-infants-born-with-gastroschisis-a-6-year-retrospective-french-study
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Barthelemy Tosello, Meriem Zahed, Floriane Guimond, Karine Baumstarck, Alice Faure, Fabrice Michel, Olivier Claris, Jerome Massardier, Catherine Gire, Thierry Merrot
Introduction Quantify quality of life (QoL) outcomes in gastroschisis children is little assessed. The primary objective was to describe the long-term outcome of newborns with gastroschisis treated in three tertiary care hospitals of France in terms of neurodevelopment and QoL. Materials and Methods The study reported was a cross-sectional, descriptive multicentric retrospective study assessing the outcome of newborns with gastroschisis, born between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2014, treated at two large and French level III neonatal intensive care units...
December 8, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928443/pre-and-post-natal-risk-and-determination-of-factors-for-child-obesity
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Trandafir Lm, Temneanu Or
Obesity is considered a condition presenting a complex, multi-factorial etiology that implies genetic and non-genetic factors. The way the available information should be efficiently and strategically used in the obesity and overweight prohylaxisprogrammes for children all over the world is still unclear for most of the risk factors. Mothers' pre-conception weight and weight gain during pregnancy are two of the most important prenatal determinants of childhood obesity. Maternal obesity and gestational weight gain are associated with foetal macrosomia and childhood obesity, and this effect extends into adulthood...
October 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927843/risk-of-childhood-mortality-in-family-members-of-men-with-poor-semen-quality
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Heidi A Hanson, Erik N Mayer, Ross E Anderson, Kenneth I Aston, Douglas T Carrell, Justin Berger, William T Lowrance, Ken R Smith, James M Hotaling
STUDY QUESTION: What is the familial childhood mortality in first-degree (FDR) and second-degree relatives (SDR) of patients undergoing semen analysis (SA)? SUMMARY ANSWER: The relationship between infertility and congenital malformations (CM) in offspring is complex, with an increased risk of death due to CM in FDR, but not SDR, of men with lower semen parameters. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Semen quality is an established predictor of men's somatic health...
December 6, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923838/the-effect-of-limited-english-proficiency-on-pediatric-hospital-readmissions
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Mindy Ju, Nathan Luna, K T Park
BACKGROUND: The relationship between limited English proficiency (LEP) and worse pediatric health outcomes is well documented. OBJECTIVES: To determine the relationship between LEP status and pediatric hospital readmissions. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort analysis of children ≤ 18 years old admitted to a tertiary children's hospital from 2008 to 2014. The main exposure was LEP status. Independent variables included sex, age, race/ethnicity, insurance, median household income, surgical/medical status, severity of illness (SOI), the presence of a complex chronic condition, and length of stay...
December 6, 2016: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923335/-arrived-in-germany-when-children-who-have-fled-tell-their-stories
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Katharina Gerarts, Sabine Andresen, Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer, Fionna Klasen
Arrived in Germany: When Children Who have Fled Tell their Stories For this study, we listened to children who had fled with their families. We made a very conscious decision to focus on accompanied minors who have been displaced, because they go through the standard asylum system with their parent/guardian, which is why they often remain "invisible" as regards their own needs and their specific situation. We gave accompanied children who had fled a space where they could tell their stories and asked them to talk about their memories of their countries of origin, their experiences during their journey and on arrival in Germany, and their lives here, their concerns, but also their hopes and desires...
December 2016: Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916424/caring-for-children-with-medical-complexity-perspectives-of-primary-care-providers
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Carolyn C Foster, Rita Mangione-Smith, Tamara D Simon
OBJECTIVE: To describe typical care experiences and key barriers and facilitators to caring for children with medical complexity (CMC) from the perspective of community primary care providers (PCPs). STUDY DESIGN: PCPs participating in a randomized controlled trial of a care-coordination intervention for CMC were sent a 1-time cross-sectional survey that asked PCPs to (1) describe their experiences with caring for CMC; (2) identify key barriers affecting their ability to care for CMC; and (3) prioritize facilitators enhancing their ability to provide care coordination for CMC...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913975/clinical-impact-of-an-antibiotic-stewardship-program-at-a-children-s-hospital
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Brian R Lee, Jennifer L Goldman, Diana Yu, Angela L Myers, Leslie M Stach, Erin Hedican, Mary Anne Jackson, Jason G Newland
INTRODUCTION: Antibiotic stewardship programs (ASP) improve appropriate antibiotic use. Data are limited on the clinical benefit of ASPs in children's hospitals. This study's objective was to determine the impact of an ASP on length of stay (LOS) and readmission rate among patients admitted to children's hospitals. METHODS: Data from a prospective-audit-with-feedback ASP were used to examine the ASP review characteristics, including antibiotic(s) prescribed, clinical indication, recommendations made by the ASP, and agreement with recommendations...
December 2, 2016: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913142/candida-species-from-oral-cavity-of-hiv-infected-children-exhibit-reduced-virulence-factors-in-the-haart-era
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Maristela Barbosa Portela, Elaine Lima de Amorim, Adrielle Mangabeira Santos, José Alexandre da Rocha Curvelo, Karol de Oliveira Martins, Cauli Lima Capillé, Rosangela Maria de Araújo Soares, Gloria Fernanda Barbosa de Araújo Castro
This study aimed to assess, in vitro, the biofilm viability and the phospholipase and protease production of Candida spp. from the saliva of HIV infected children and healthy controls, and to correlate the results with the use of medical data. A total of 79 isolates were analyzed: 48 Candida albicans isolates (33/15) and 20 Candida parapsilosis sensu lato complex isolates (12/8) (from HIV/control patients, respectively), and 8 Candida krusei, 1 Candida tropicalis, 1 Candida dubliniensis and 1 Candida guilliermondii from HIV patients...
November 29, 2016: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906481/experience-and-nursing-needs-of-school-age-children-undergoing-lumbar-puncture-during-the-treatment-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-descriptive-and-qualitative-study
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Anwei Xie, Yuying Shan, Mei E Niu, Yi Chen, Xiya Wang
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To describe experiences and nursing needs of school-age Chinese children undergoing lumbar puncture for the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). BACKGROUND: Lumbar puncture is an invasive procedure, causing psychological changes and physical discomfort in patients. In a previous study, it was proved that distraction intervention, such as music therapy, relieves pain and anxiety. There is limited evidence regarding the experience and needs of school-age children during lumbar puncture after being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902542/impact-of-mental-health-comorbidities-on-the-community-based-pediatric-treatment-and-outcomes-of-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Nour Al Ghriwati, Joshua M Langberg, William Gardner, James Peugh, Kelly J Kelleher, Rebecca Baum, William B Brinkman, Phil Lichtenstein, Jeffery N Epstein
OBJECTIVE: Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often exhibit psychiatric comorbidities, which may impact illness presentation, diagnosis, and treatment outcomes. Guidelines exist for dealing with these complex cases but little is known about how comorbidities are being handled in community pediatric settings. The purpose of this study was to evaluate how mental health comorbidities affect community physicians' ADHD care practices and patients' symptom trajectories...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901408/four-steps-to-eliminate-or-reduce-pain-in-children-caused-by-needles-part-1
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Stefan J Friedrichsdorf
Dr Stefan Friedrichsdorf* speaks to Jade Parker, Commissioning Editor: Stefan J Friedrichsdorf, MD, is medical director of the Department of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St Paul, MN, USA, home to one of the largest and most comprehensive programs of its kind in the country. The interdisciplinary pain team is devoted to prevent and treat acute, procedural, neuropathic, psycho-social-spiritual, visceral, and chronic/complex pain for all inpatients and outpatients in close collaboration with all pediatric subspecialties at Children's Minnesota...
November 30, 2016: Pain Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900776/hospital-admissions-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-data-linkage-study
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Elaine Meehan, Susan M Reid, Katrina Williams, Gary L Freed, Jillian R Sewell, Suzanna Vidmar, Susan Donath, Dinah S Reddihough
AIM: The overall aim was to investigate the feasibility and utility of linking a cerebral palsy (CP) register to an administrative data set for health services research purposes. We sought to compare CP hospital admissions to general childhood population admissions, and identify factors associated with type and frequency of admissions in a CP cohort. METHOD: The CP register for Victoria, Australia was linked to the state's hospital admissions database. Data pertaining to the admissions of a CP cohort (n=1748) that took place between 2007 and 2014 were extracted...
November 30, 2016: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899532/long-term-management-for-ventilator-assisted-children-in-hong-kong-2-decades-experience
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Shuk-Kuen Chau, Ada Wing-Yan Yung, So-Lun Lee
BACKGROUND: The population of children receiving long-term mechanical ventilation is growing worldwide, but only limited data exist in Asian regions. The objective of the study was to review the management of these children in Hong Kong over the past 2 decades. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study. Hospital records from subjects receiving mechanical ventilation for >3 months were retrieved. Demographic characteristics and medical information of subjects (≤21 y old) under the care of the ventilator program at the Duchess of Kent Children's Hospital between 1997 and 2015 were reviewed...
November 29, 2016: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896838/children-with-medical-complexity-a-scoping-review-of-interventions-to-support-caregiver-stress
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REVIEW
H Edelstein, J Schippke, S Sheffe, S Kingsnorth
BACKGROUND: Caring for children with chronic and complex medical needs places extraordinary stress on parents and other family members. A scoping review was undertaken to identify and describe the full range of current interventions for reducing caregiver stress. METHODS: Applying a broad definition of caregiver stress, a systematic search of three scientific databases (CINAHL, Embase and Ovid Medline), a general internet search and hand searching of key peer-reviewed articles were conducted...
November 29, 2016: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894448/the-intersection-of-medical-child-abuse-and-medical-complexity
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REVIEW
Hillary W Petska, John B Gordon, Debra Jablonski, Lynn K Sheets
Children with medical complexity and victims of medical child abuse may have similar clinical presentations. Atypical or unexplained signs and symptoms due to rare diseases may lead providers to suspect medical child abuse when not present. Conversely, medical child abuse may be the cause of or coexist with medical complexity. Careful consideration of whether or not medical child abuse is present is essential when assessing a child with medical complexity since either diagnosis has significant consequences for children and families...
February 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892595/the-rate-of-change-in-alcohol-misuse-across-adolescence-is-heritable
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Alexis C Edwards, Jon Heron, Vladimir Vladimirov, Aaron R Wolen, Daniel E Adkins, Fazil Aliev, Matthew Hickman, Kenneth S Kendler
BACKGROUND: Alcohol use typically begins during adolescence and escalates into young adulthood. This represents an important period for the establishment of alcohol use and misuse patterns, which can have psychosocial and medical consequences. Although changes in alcohol use during this time have been phenotypically characterized, their genetic nature is poorly understood. METHODS: Participants of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children completed the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) 4 times from age 16 to 20...
November 28, 2016: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889223/laparoscopic-pyeloplasty-initial-experience-with-3d-vision-laparoscopy-and-articulating-shears
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Hiba Abou-Haidar, Talal Al-Qaoud, Roman Jednak, Alex Brzezinski, Mohamed El-Sherbiny, John-Paul Capolicchio
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic reconstructive surgery is associated with a steep learning curve related to the use of two-dimensional (2D) vision and rigid instruments. With the advent of robotic surgery, three-dimensional (3D) vision, and articulated instruments, this learning curve has been facilitated. We present a hybrid alternative to robotic surgery, using laparoscopy with 3D vision and articulated shears. OBJECTIVE: To compare outcomes of children undergoing pyeloplasty using 3D laparoscopy with articulated instruments with those undergoing the same surgery using standard laparoscopy with 2D vision and rigid instruments...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881643/inclusion-body-fusion-of-human-parainfluenza-virus-type-3-regulated-by-acetylated-%C3%AE-tubulin-enhances-viral-replication
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Shengwei Zhang, Yanliang Jiang, Qi Cheng, Zhong Yi, Yali Qin, Mingzhou Chen
: Viral inclusion bodies (IBs) or replication factories are unique structures generated by viral proteins together with some cellular proteins as a platform for efficient viral replication, but little is known about the mechanism underlying IB formation and fusion. Our previous study demonstrated that the interaction between the nucleoprotein (N) and phosphoprotein (P) of human parainfluenza virus type 3 (HPIV3), an enveloped virus of great medical impact, can form IBs. In this study, we found that small IBs can fuse with each other to form large IBs that enhance viral replication...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879691/overt-primary-hypothyroidism-in-an-industrial-area-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil-the-impact-of-public-disclosure
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Maria Angela Zaccarelli-Marino, Carmen Diva Saldiva André, Julio M Singer
Background: Primary hypothyroidism (PH) is the most common thyroid pathology. Purpose: to evaluate the impact of public disclosure of an unexpected number of PH cases on the frequency of patients seeking medical evaluation for endocrinological diseases. Methods: data on 6306 subjects (3356 living in the surroundings of a petrochemical complex and 2950 in a control region) were collected over a 15-year time span. Thyroid function was determined by serum levels of triiodothyronine, thyroxine, free thyroxine and thyrotrophin...
November 22, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878447/morbidity-and-healthcare-costs-of-vascular-anomalies-a-national-study
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Jina Kim, Zhifei Sun, Harold J Leraas, Uttara P Nag, Ehsan Benrashid, Alexander C Allori, Waleska M Pabon-Ramos, Henry E Rice, Cynthia K Shortell, Elisabeth T Tracy
PURPOSE: This study aimed to define morbidities and costs related to modern-day medical care for children with vascular anomalies. METHODS: We reviewed the 2003-2009 Kids' Inpatient Database for pediatric patients (age < 21 years) hospitalized with hemangioma, arteriovenous malformation (AVM), or lymphatic malformation (LM). Patient characteristics, hospital complications, and hospital charges were compared by vascular anomaly type. Multivariable linear regression modeling was used to determine predictors of increasing hospital costs for patients with AVMs...
November 22, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
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