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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541260/combination-steroid-and-test-based-food-elimination-for-eosinophilic-esophagitis-a-retrospective-analysis
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Gregory Constantine, Neha Seth, Niti Chokshi, Charles G Minard, Danielle Guffey, Anthony P Olive, Carla M Davis
OBJECTIVES: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a clinicopathologic disorder characterized by infiltration of eosinophils into the esophagus. Primary treatment approaches include topical corticosteroids and/or food elimination. The aim of the present study was to compare the effectiveness of combination therapy (topical corticosteroid plus test-based food elimination [FS]) with single therapy (topical corticosteroid [S] or test-based food elimination [F]). METHODS: Chart review of patients with EoE at Texas Children's Hospital (age <21 years) was performed...
June 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510690/trichosporonosis-in-pediatric-patients-with-a-hematologic-disorder
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Catherine E Foster, Morven S Edwards, Julienne Brackett, Deborah A Schady, C Mary Healy, Carol J Baker
Background.: Trichosporonosis is an emerging and often fatal opportunistic fungal infection in immunocompromised patients, particularly those with hematologic malignancy, but data in children are lacking. Methods.: We report here 3 cases of invasive infection caused by Trichosporon asahii in pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas. We also conducted a literature review and identified 16 additional reports of pediatric patients with invasive T asahii infection and an underlying malignant or nonmalignant hematologic disorder...
May 16, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471930/development-of-a-multidisciplinary-pediatric-surgery-fellowship
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Ryan Krasnosky, Jesse D Meaike, Jordan L McAndrews, Charles H Hyman, Larry H Hollier
With the rapidly changing landscape of medicine, physician assistants (PAs) have solidified their role as integral members of nearly every medical field. As PAs become leaders in smaller, more specialized fields, their duties encompass skills that they had not been exposed to in the broad, comprehensive, standard PA education. Consequently, participation in postgraduate PA education has rapidly expanded to keep up with the demand for additional training. Postgraduate PA education, frequently called "residencies" or "fellowships," offers additional specialized, hands-on, supervised clinical training along with continued didactic teaching on advanced topics...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Physician Assistant Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468936/solving-the-puzzle-of-neurological-diseases-an-interview-with-huda-zoghbi
#4
Huda Y Zoghbi
Huda Zoghbi's achievements in the field of neurology are internationally acclaimed. She is best known for elucidating the genetic basis of two complex neurological disorders, spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 and Rett syndrome, and has been honored with many prizes, including The Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine in 2016 and the 2017 Breakthrough Prize for Life Sciences. A diligent and creative research scientist at the bench, a respected lab mentor and founding Director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital, her inspiration has always been the burning need to help patients faced with devastating neurological problems...
May 1, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434561/concentration-response-of-short-term-ozone-exposure-and-hospital-admissions-for-asthma-in-texas
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Ke Zu, Xiaobin Liu, Liuhua Shi, Ge Tao, Christine T Loftus, Sabine Lange, Julie E Goodman
BACKGROUND: Short-term exposure to ozone has been associated with asthma hospital admissions (HA) and emergency department (ED) visits, but the shape of the concentration-response (C-R) curve is unclear. METHODS: We conducted a time series analysis of asthma HAs and ambient ozone concentrations in six metropolitan areas in Texas from 2001 to 2013. Using generalized linear regression models, we estimated the effect of daily 8-hour maximum ozone concentrations on asthma HAs for all ages combined, and for those aged 5-14, 15-64, and 65+years...
April 20, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426845/her2-specific-chimeric-antigen-receptor-modified-virus-specific-t-cells-for-progressive-glioblastoma-a-phase-1-dose-escalation-trial
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Nabil Ahmed, Vita Brawley, Meenakshi Hegde, Kevin Bielamowicz, Mamta Kalra, Daniel Landi, Catherine Robertson, Tara L Gray, Oumar Diouf, Amanda Wakefield, Alexia Ghazi, Claudia Gerken, Zhongzhen Yi, Aidin Ashoori, Meng-Fen Wu, Hao Liu, Cliona Rooney, Gianpietro Dotti, Adrian Gee, Jack Su, Yvonne Kew, David Baskin, Yi Jonathan Zhang, Pamela New, Bambi Grilley, Milica Stojakovic, John Hicks, Suzanne Z Powell, Malcolm K Brenner, Helen E Heslop, Robert Grossman, Winfried S Wels, Stephen Gottschalk
Importance: Glioblastoma is an incurable tumor, and the therapeutic options for patients are limited. Objective: To determine whether the systemic administration of HER2-specific chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-modified virus-specific T cells (VSTs) is safe and whether these cells have antiglioblastoma activity. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this open-label phase 1 dose-escalation study conducted at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Methodist Hospital, and Texas Children's Hospital, patients with progressive HER2-positive glioblastoma were enrolled between July 25, 2011, and April 21, 2014...
April 20, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399057/staphylococcus-aureus-central-nervous-system-infections-in-children
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Jesus G Vallejo, Alexandra N Cain, Edward O Mason, Sheldon L Kaplan, Kristina G Hultén
BACKGROUND: Central nervous system (CNS) infections due to Staphylococcus aureus are uncommon in pediatric patients. We review the epidemiology, clinical features, and treatment in 68 patients with a S. aureus CNS infection evaluated at Texas Children's Hospital (TCH). METHODS: Cases of CNS infection in children with positive cerebrospinal fluid cultures or spinal epidural abscess for S. aureus at TCH from 2001-2013 were reviewed. RESULTS: 70 cases of S...
April 10, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357138/growth-of-infants-with-intestinal-failure-or-feeding-intolerance-does-not-follow-standard-growth-curves
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Danielle L Morton, Keli M Hawthorne, Carolyn E Moore
Objective. Infants with intestinal failure or feeding intolerance are nutritionally compromised and are at risk for extrauterine growth restriction. The aim of the study was to evaluate growth velocities of infants with intestinal failure and feeding intolerance for the first three months of age and to determine growth percentiles at birth and at 40-week postmenstrual age (PMA). Methods. A chart review of infants followed by the Texas Children's Hospital Intestinal Rehabilitation Team was conducted from April 2012 to October 2014...
2017: Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336475/intraoperative-rupture-of-ovarian-dermoid-cysts-in-the-pediatric-and-adolescent-population-should-this-change-your-surgical-management
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Krista J Childress, Gisselle Perez-Milicua, Julie Hakim, Oluyemisi Adeyemi-Fowode, Jennifer L Bercaw-Pratt, Xiomara M Santos, Jennifer E Dietrich
STUDY OBJECTIVE: 1) To determine the incidence of chemical peritonitis after cystectomy for ovarian dermoid cysts with intraoperative cyst rupture in the pediatric and adolescent population. 2) To examine the intraoperative and postoperative outcomes of cystectomies performed for ovarian dermoid cysts by laparoscopy and laparotomy, especially those with intraoperative cyst rupture. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study of females who underwent ovarian cystectomy with proven ovarian dermoid pathology between July 2007 and July 2015...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332289/the-lived-experience-of-nurse-practitioners-practicing-within-the-transformational-advanced-professional-practice-model-a-phenomenological-study
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Elizabeth C Elliott, Marlene Walden, Anne Young, Lene Symes, Nina Fredland
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe the lived experiences of nurse practitioners (NPs) practicing within the Transformational Advanced Professional Practice (TAPP) Model, a professional practice model (PPM). DATA SOURCES: A descriptive phenomenological analysis using semistructured interviews of 11 NPs across multiple inpatient and outpatient clinical areas at Texas Children's Hospital. Member checking and theming data occurred using Colaizzi's Method concurrently with Mind Mapping technique...
March 23, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263440/a-decade-of-pediatric-tracheostomies-indications-outcomes-and-long-term-prognosis
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Mona L McPherson, Lara Shekerdemian, Michelle Goldsworthy, Charles G Minard, Cynthia S Nelson, Fernando Stein, Jeanine M Graf
OBJECTIVE: To define the mortality and long-term outcomes of children undergoing tracheostomy. DESIGN: Retrospective chart and Texas Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics review of patients admitted to a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit who underwent a tracheostomy between 2001 and 2011. Mortality and decannulation rates were compared based on tracheostomy indication and age. SUBJECTS: A total of 426 patients admitted to a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in a large tertiary children's hospital...
March 6, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252806/measuring-quality-caries-related-emergency-department-visits-and-follow-up-among-children
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Jill Boylston Herndon, James J Crall, Donna L Carden, Frank A Catalanotto, Scott L Tomar, Krishna Aravamudhan, Jennifer K Light, Elizabeth A Shenkman
OBJECTIVE: This study validated two Dental Quality Alliance system-level measures of oral healthcare quality for children - caries-related emergency department (ED) visits and timely follow-up of those visits with a dentist - including formal validation of diagnosis codes used to identify caries-related ED visits and measurement of follow-up care. METHODS: The measures were specified for implementation with administrative claims data and validated using data from the Florida and Texas Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Programs...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Public Health Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241176/predictors-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-severity-in-adolescents
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Mark Baker, Brian Scott, Romaine F Johnson, Ron B Mitchell
Importance: Untreated obstructive sleep apnea has severe health consequences, yet little is known about predictors of sleep apnea severity in the adolescent population. Objective: To evaluate clinical and demographic factors associated with obstructive sleep apnea severity in adolescents. Design, Setting, and Participants: A retrospective case series of 224 children (53% male), ages 12 to 17 years who underwent polysomnography from January 1, 2013, to June 4, 2015...
May 1, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214966/anomalous-coronary-arteries-and-myocardial-bridges-risk-stratification-in-children-using-novel-cardiac-catheterization-techniques
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Hitesh Agrawal, Silvana Molossi, Mahboob Alam, S Kristen Sexson-Tejtel, Carlos M Mery, E Dean McKenzie, Charles D Fraser, Athar M Qureshi
The evaluation of the vast majority of children with anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA) and/or myocardial bridges is performed with non-invasive testing. However, a subset of these patients may benefit from invasive testing for risk stratification. All patients included in the Coronary Anomalies Program (CAP) at Texas Children's Hospital who underwent cardiac catheterization were included. Techniques included selective coronary angiograms (SCA), intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), and fractional flow reserve (FFR) measurements with provocative testing using adenosine and/or dobutamine infusions...
March 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191656/utility-and-safety-of-combined-interventional-catheterization-and-electrophysiology-procedures-in-a-children-s-hospital
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S Yukiko Asaki, Jeffrey W Orcutt, Christina Y Miyake, Henri Justino, Caridad M de la Uz, Jeffrey J Kim, Santiago O Valdes, Athar M Qureshi
BACKGROUND: Interventional cardiac catheterization (cath) and electrophysiology (EP) procedures are not routinely performed together. There are several perceived barriers affecting this practice, though there are also advantages for both the patient and practitioner to a combined approach. METHODS: This was a single-center retrospective study reviewing combined cath and EP procedures with a preprocedural intention to intervene at Texas Children's Hospital from 2001 to 2014...
February 13, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179741/innovations-in-medication-preparation-safety-and-wastage-reduction-use-of-a-workflow-management-system-in-a-pediatric-hospital
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Stephen Jerome Davis, Josephine Hurtado, Rosemary Nguyen, Tran Huynh, Ivan Lindon, Cedric Hudnall, Sara Bork
Background: USP <797> regulatory requirements have mandated that pharmacies improve aseptic techniques and cleanliness of the medication preparation areas. In addition, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) recommends that technology and automation be used as much as possible for preparing and verifying compounded sterile products. Objective: To determine the benefits associated with the implementation of the workflow management system, such as reducing medication preparation and delivery errors, reducing quantity and frequency of medication errors, avoiding costs, and enhancing the organization's decision to move toward positive patient identification (PPID)...
January 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167151/validation-of-the-intuitive-eating-scale-for-pregnant-women
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Sajeevika Saumali Daundasekara, Anitra Danielle Beasley, Daniel Patrick O'Connor, McClain Sampson, Daphne Hernandez, Tracey Ledoux
Pre-pregnancy maladaptive eating behaviors have predicted inadequate or excess gestational weight gain and poor dietary intake during pregnancy, but little is known about effects of pre-pregnancy adaptive eating behaviors on pregnancy outcomes. The purpose of this study was to produce a valid and reliable measure of adaptive pre-pregnancy eating behaviors for pregnant women using the Intuitive Eating Scale. Data were collected from 266 pregnant women, aged 18 and older who were attending a private prenatal clinic at Texas Children's Hospital Pavilion for Women in Houston, TX using self-administered questionnaires...
February 3, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141677/the-unique-inflammatory-bowel-disease-phenotype-of-pediatric-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-a-single-center-study
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Henry Shiau, Faith D Ihekweazu, Mansi Amin, Tatiana Fofanova, Tamir Miloh, Richard Kellermayer
BACKGROUND: In adults, primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a cholestatic liver disease characterized by inflammation/fibrosis of intra/extra-hepatic bile ducts, associates with a milder form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), particularly ulcerative colitis (UC). The pediatric PSC-IBD phenotype is less well characterized. METHODS: We performed a retrospective, single-center study examining PSC-IBD patients at Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) between 2000-2015...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128705/assessing-residents-operative-skills-for-external-ventricular-drain-placement-and-shunt-surgery-in-pediatric-neurosurgery
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Guillermo Aldave, Daniel Hansen, Valentina Briceño, Thomas G Luerssen, Andrew Jea
OBJECTIVE The authors previously demonstrated the use of a validated Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills (OSATS) tool for evaluating residents' operative skills in pediatric neurosurgery. However, no benchmarks have been established for specific pediatric procedures despite an increased need for meaningful assessments that can either allow for early intervention for underperforming trainees or allow for proficient residents to progress to conducting operations independently with more passive supervision...
April 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072893/a-pediatric-application-of-the-strac-regional-hospital-trauma-registry-database-pediatric-trauma-deaths-in-south-central-texas-during-2004-2013
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Michelle Buehner, Jay Aden, Mathew Borgman, Preston Love, Brandi Wright, Mary Edwards
The purpose of this study was to define the demographics of pediatric traumatic injuries and to understand the predictive value of injury type, prehospital, and emergency department (ED) data regarding the mortality of pediatric trauma patients (<14 years of age) in South Central Texas. We report a retrospective review of pediatric trauma patients presenting to Trauma Service Area P in South Central Texas during 2004-2013. The primary outcome was mortality; secondary outcomes were ventilator days, hospital days, and intensive care unit stay...
January 1, 2017: Texas Medicine
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