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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453361/trends-in-hospital-utilization-and-costs-among-pediatric-palliative-care-recipients
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Prasanna Ananth, Patrice Melvin, Jay G Berry, Joanne Wolfe
OBJECTIVE AND BACKGROUND: Few previous studies have explored how pediatric palliative care (PPC) influences hospital utilization. We evaluated this among PPC recipients in a single center. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of 109 patients ≥2 years of age who received PPC consultation at a large quaternary children's hospital from April 2009 to September 2010. We assessed frequencies of hospital admissions and emergency department (ED) visits, use of intensive interventions, and hospital costs...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453344/pediatric-hereditary-angioedema-as-a-cause-of-acute-compartment-syndrome-of-the-hand-and-forearm-a-case-report
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Chelsea Venditto, Zachary Jager, John LoGiudice, Hani Matloub
BACKGROUND: Compartment syndrome of the upper extremity is a surgical emergency that, when left untreated, can have dire consequences. Its causes are numerous, one of which is the uncommon entity hereditary angioedema, an autosomal dominant disease resulting in edema in a variety of potential locations, including the extremities. This is only the second time hereditary angioedema has been mentioned in the literature as a cause of compartment syndrome. METHODS: We present a case of hereditary angioedema leading to hand and forearm compartment syndrome in a 13-year-old pediatric patient...
May 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449551/a-survey-of-korean-physicians-prescription-patterns-for-allergic-rhinitis
#3
Min Young Seo, Dong-Kyu Kim, Hye Mi Jee, Young Min Ahn, Yong Min Kim, Sang Duk Hong
Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare the prescription patterns according to characteristics of physicians using a survey distributed amongst physicians in Korea. Methods: We surveyed the prescription patterns for allergic rhinitis (AR) of the members of the Korean Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology (KAAACI) and the Korean Association of Otorhinolaryngologists (KAO). Questionnaire contained 4 categories with 28 queries. 448 physicians including 98 internal medicine (IM), 113 pediatrics (PED), and 237 otorhinolaryngology (ENT) were responded...
April 28, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449403/effects-of-malnutrition-on-treatment-related-morbidity-and-survival-of-children-with-cancer-in-nicaragua
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Allison K Pribnow, Roberta Ortiz, Luis Fulgencio Báez, Luvy Mendieta, Sandra Luna-Fineman
BACKGROUND: Most children with cancer live in resource-limited countries where malnutrition is often prevalent. We identified the relationship between malnutrition and treatment-related morbidity (TRM), abandonment of therapy, and survival of children with cancer in Nicaragua to better inform targeted nutritional interventions. PROCEDURE: We conducted a retrospective review of patients aged 6 months to 18 years with newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia (AML), Wilms tumor, Hodgkin lymphoma, or Burkitt lymphoma (BL) who were treated between January 1, 2004, and December 31, 2007 at Children's Hospital Manuel de Jesus Rivera in Managua, Nicaragua...
April 27, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448294/macular-ganglion-cell-and-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-thickness-in-children-with-refractive-errors-an-optical-coherence-tomography-study
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Jody P Goh, Victor Koh, Yiong Huak Chan, Cheryl Ngo
PURPOSE: To study the distribution of macular ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GC-IPL) thickness and peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness in children with refractive errors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred forty-three healthy eyes from 139 children with refractive error ranging from -10.00 to +5.00 D were recruited from the National University Hospital Eye Surgery outpatient clinic. After a comprehensive ocular examination, refraction, and axial length (AL) measurement (IOLMaster), macular GC-IPL and RNFL thickness values were obtained with a spectral domain Cirrus high definition optical coherence tomography system (Carl Zeiss Meditec Inc...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447536/health-related-quality-of-life-of-nepalese-children-with-leukemia-using-pediatric-quality-of-life-inventory-4-0-generic-core-scale
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Anu V K, Mandira Onta, Sarala Joshi
Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is an essential measure to consider when evaluating the full impact of illness in children diagnosed with leukemia. The purpose of the current study was to assess the overall HRQOL and specific functioning subscales of Nepalese children with leukemia using Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory 4.0 Generic Core Scale (PedsQL 4.0), compare self-report with parent proxy report of HRQOL and to identify the determinants affecting HRQOL. After cultural linguistic validation of PedsQL, a descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted on 43 children with leukemia and their parents in B...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446276/-clinical-features-and-prognostic-factors-of-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-high-risk-group
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Shu-Hong Zhang, Fen-Yan An, Ji-Xin Xu, Ling-Jun Kong, Hai-Long He, Yi-Huan Chai, Wen-Lin Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinical features and prognostic factors of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in high-risk (HR) group. METHODS: A total of 421 children with ALL in the Children's Hospital of Soochow University from August 2008 to March 2013 were diagnosed and treated according to the Chinese Children Leukemia Group (CCLG)-2008 Protocol. Among different risk-groups, 148 cases were stratified into the low-risk group and 191 cases were included in the moderate-risk group...
April 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445250/enteric-fever-in-children-in-western-sydney-australia-2003-2015
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Ameneh Khatami, Fouzia Khan, Kristine K Macartney
BACKGROUND: Enteric fever is a vaccine-preventable disease with cases in Australia predominantly acquired overseas. The aim of this study was to define the burden of enteric fever in children presenting to a pediatric hospital in Western Sydney between 2003 and 2015. METHODS: Cases between January 2003 and December 2013 were ascertained through medical records using ICD-coded discharge diagnoses, cross-referenced with microbiology laboratory data for all isolates of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (S...
April 25, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445242/increased-mortality-and-length-of-stay-associated-with-medical-emergency-team-review-in-hospitalized-pediatric-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Brianna McKelvie, James Dayre McNally, Jason Chan, Franco Momoli, Christa Ramsay, Anna-Theresa Lobos
OBJECTIVE: Rapid response systems using medical emergency teams reduce hospital wide cardiorespiratory arrest and mortality. While rapid response systems improve hospital-wide outcomes, children receiving medical emergency team review may still be at increased risk for morbidity and mortality. The study purpose was to compare the length of stay and mortality rate in children receiving a medical emergency team review with those of other hospitalized children. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study...
April 25, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445241/serum-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-a-diagnostic-marker-in-pediatric-sepsis
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Nagwan Yossery Saleh, Wafaa Moustafa M Abo El Fotoh, Mahmoud A El-Hawy
OBJECTIVES: Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the response of the body to infection injures its own tissues and organs. The early prediction of sepsis by current clinical and laboratory methods remains inadequate. Serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin level is increased in sepsis irrespective of renal dysfunction. Therefore, we aimed to correlate the serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin value determined at admission with clinical progression and severity of disease in critically ill children and to declare its role as a potential diagnostic and prognostic marker for sepsis in critically ill children in the emergency department...
April 25, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445240/evaluation-of-a-pediatric-early-warning-score-across-different-subspecialty-patients
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Nathan P Dean, J B Fenix, Michael Spaeder, Amanda Levin
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the ability of a Pediatric Early Warning Score to predict deterioration in different subspecialty patient populations. DESIGN: Single center, retrospective cohort study. Patients were classified into five groups: 1) cardiac; 2) hematology/oncology/bone marrow transplant; 3) surgical; 4) neurologic; and 5) general medical. The relationship between the Pediatric Early Warning Score and unplanned ICU transfer requiring initiation of specific ICU therapies (intubation, high-flow nasal cannula, noninvasive ventilation, inotropes, or aggressive fluid hydration within 12 hr of transfer) was evaluated...
April 25, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445170/using-an-ipad-for-basic-communication-between-spanish-speaking-families-and-nurses-in-pediatric-acute-care-a-feasibility-pilot-study
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Kylie H Jackson, Sandra J Mixer
The growing number of Spanish speakers in the United States poses communication challenges for healthcare providers. Language barriers in pediatric acute care have been associated with an increased risk for adverse events, longer hospital stays, and decreased quality of care. In addition, clinicians' usage of interpreter services is inconsistent. In fact, nurses often lack interpreter support during daily bedside care. Nursing staff at a pediatric children's hospital in the southeastern United States identified bedside communication with Spanish-speaking patients and families as a clinical challenge...
April 25, 2017: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444652/-establishment-of-specialized-pediatric-palliative-home-care-in-the-medical-valley-of-the-european-metropolitan-area-nuremberg
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Steven Hébert, Chara Gravou-Apostolatou, Wolfgang Rascher
Background As part of the 2007 health reform in Germany the structure of outpatient palliative care for children and adolescents was adopted for the first time and then implemented in Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2009. Methods The introduction of Pediatric Palliative Home Care (PPHC) at the Hospital for Children and Adolescents at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg was retrospectively analyzed between the years 2009 to 2014. Referring medical records (paper-based and electronic) were evaluated systematically. Results Considering 69 patients within this study, 44 (63...
March 2017: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444255/effect-of-cranial-irradiation-on-sperm-concentration-of-adult-survivors-of-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-report-from-the-st-jude-lifetime-cohort-study%C3%A2
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Daniel M Green, Liang Zhu, Mingjuan Wang, Wassim Chemaitilly, DeoKumar Srivastava, William H Kutteh, Raymond W Ke, Charles A Sklar, Ching-Hon Pui, Larry E Kun, Raul C Ribeiro, Leslie L Robison, Melissa M Hudson
STUDY QUESTION: Does lower dose (<26 Gy) cranial radiation therapy (CRT) used for central nervous system prophylaxis in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) adversely affect sperm concentration or morphology? SUMMARY ANSWER: CRT doses <26 Gy had no demonstrable adverse effect on sperm concentration or morphology. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Treatment with alkylating agents produces oligospermia and azoospermia in some patients. No prior study has been large enough to evaluate the independent effects of alkylating agents and lower dose (<26 Gy) CRT on sperm concentration or morphology...
April 21, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443999/first-reported-enterovirus-d68-infection-in-pediatric-patients-from-the-caribbean-region-evidence-of-spread-from-the-u-s-outbreak
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SueMin Nathaniel, Shalauddin Ahmed, Jennifer Wilson, Cristina Gutierrez, Dave D Chadee, Babatunde Olowokure, Pablo M de Salazar
The 2014 enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) outbreak in the United States raised concerns about the introduction of the virus in the Caribbean region. The objective of this study was to provide rapid evidence of the introduction of EV-D68 strains in the Caribbean region during the 2014 outbreak in the United States, using a relatively simple phylogenetic approach. From October 2014 to May 2015, four EV-D68 cases from two countries (Bermuda and Dominica) were detected at the regional referral laboratory at the Caribbean Public Health Agency (Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago) based on molecular testing of respiratory specimens...
April 20, 2017: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443574/parents-attitudes-and-adherence-to-unintentional-injury-prevention-measures-in-ankara-turkey
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Tolga İnce, Songül Yalçın, Kadriye Yurdakök
BACKGROUND: Childhood unintentional injuries are being perceived as a leading public health issue since they are one of the preventable causes of pediatric mortality and morbidity. Whether and how parental factors related to childhood injury are searched insufficiently. So, understanding what parents do to prevent injuries, how well these prevention strategies work, and what encourages these actions is essential to decrease unintentional injury risk and to develop effective injury prevention strategies...
April 6, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443269/epidemiology-and-risk-assessment-of-pediatric-venous-thromboembolism
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REVIEW
Arash Mahajerin, Stacy E Croteau
The incidence of diagnosed venous thromboembolism (VTE) has been increasing concurrent with advances in technology and medical care that enhance our ability to treat pediatric patients with critical illness or complex multiorgan system dysfunction. Although the overall incidence of VTE is estimated at 0.07-0.49 per 10,000 children, higher rates are observed in specific populations including hospitalized children, those with central venous catheters (CVCs) or patients convalescing from a major surgery. While the absolute number of pediatric VTE events may seem trivial compared to adults, the increasing incidence, associated with increased mortality and morbidity, the availability of novel therapies, and the impact on the cost of care have made investigation of VTE risk factors and prevention strategies a high priority...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442957/efficacy-and-safety-of-intravenous-thiopental-for-sedation-during-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-pediatric-patients-a-retrospective-analysis
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Yunus O Atalay, Tomak Leman, Joseph Drew Tobias
INTRODUCTION: Although the administration of rectal thiopental for sedation during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been well described, there are limited data regarding its intravenous (IV) use in this clinical scenario. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficiency of IV thiopental for sedation during MRI in the pediatric population. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted over a 12-month period of pediatric patients who received IV thiopental for sedation during MRI...
April 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442924/a-framework-for-measuring-self-management-effectiveness-and-health-care-use-among-pediatric-asthma-patients-and-families
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REVIEW
Pavani Rangachari
Asthma is associated with substantial health care expenditures, including an estimated US$56 billion per year in direct costs. A recurring theme in the asthma management literature is that costly asthma symptoms, including hospitalizations and multiple emergency department (ED)/outpatient visits, can often be prevented through patient/family adherence to the national (National Institutes of Health Expert Panel Report-3) guidelines for effective self-management of asthma, specifically 1) medication adherence and 2) environmental trigger avoidance, as outlined in the patient's personalized Asthma-Action Plan...
2017: Journal of Asthma and Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442182/a-retrospective-study-acute-rheumatic-fever-and-post-streptococcal-reactive-arthritis-in-japan
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Satoshi Sato, Yoji Uejima, Eisuke Suganuma, Tadamasa Takano, Yutaka Kawano
BACKGROUND: Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and post-streptococcal reactive arthritis (PSRA) are immune-mediated consequences of group A streptococcal pharyngitis. ARF has declined in developed nations. No prevalence survey of PSRA has been conducted. This study evaluated the incidence and characteristics of ARF and PSRA in Japanese children. METHODS: From 2010 to 2015, ARF and PSRA were evaluated using clinical data retrospectively collected by chart review from 528 hospitals...
April 22, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
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