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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223128/child-protective-services-utilization-of-child-abuse-pediatricians-a-mixed-methods-study
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Rebecca Girardet, Kelly Bolton, Syed Hashmi, Emily Sedlock, Rachna Khatri, Nina Lahoti, James Lukefahr
Several children's hospitals and medical schools across Texas have child abuse pediatricians (CAPs) who work closely with child protection workers to help ensure accurate assessments of the likelihood of maltreatment in cases of suspected abuse and neglect. Since the state does not mandate which cases should be referred to a CAP center, we were interested in studying factors that may influence workers' decisions to consult a CAP. We used a mixed methods study design consisting of a focus group followed by a survey...
December 6, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222361/evaluation-of-opioid-prescribing-after-rescheduling-of-hydrocodone-containing-products
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M Brooke Bernhardt, Ruston S Taylor, Joseph L Hagan, Nihar Patel, Corrie E Chumpitazi, Karin A Fox, Chris Glover
PURPOSE: Institutional prescribing trends of hydrocodone-containing products (HCPs) before and after the Drug Enforcement Administration's rescheduling of HCPs were evaluated. METHODS: A retrospective evaluation was performed on 6 oral opioid analgesics on the hospital formulary that were prescribed to patients treated at Texas Children's Hospital and Pavilion for Women for the 6 months before and after the rescheduling of HCPs on October 6, 2014. Patients were eligible for inclusion if they were prescribed any of the following oral agents: HCPs (e...
December 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200325/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-bacterial-and-fungal-infection-during-induction-chemotherapy-for-high-risk-neuroblastoma
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Sarah B Whittle, Kaitlin C Williamson, Heidi V Russell
High-risk neuroblastoma is an aggressive childhood cancer with poor outcomes. Treatment begins with an induction phase comprised of intense multi-agent chemotherapy with the goal of maximally reducing tumor bulk. Given the high intensity of induction chemotherapy, neutropenic fever and infectious complications are common; however, the actual incidence is difficult to determine from clinical trial reports. We performed a retrospective review of infection-related complications in 76 children treated for high-risk neuroblastoma at Texas Children's Hospital...
December 4, 2017: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198222/epinephrine-syringe-exchange-events-in-a-paediatric-cardiovascular-icu-analysing-the-storm
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Barbara-Jo Achuff, Jameson C Achuff, Hwan H Park, Brady Moffett, Sebastian Acosta, Craig G Rusin, Paul A Checchia
Introduction Haemodynamically unstable patients can experience potentially hazardous changes in vital signs related to the exchange of depleted syringes of epinephrine to full syringes. The purpose was to determine the measured effects of epinephrine syringe exchanges on the magnitude, duration, and frequency of haemodynamic disturbances in the hour after an exchange event (study) relative to the hours before (control). Materials and methods Beat-to-beat vital signs recorded every 2 seconds from bedside monitors for patients admitted to the paediatric cardiovascular ICU of Texas Children's Hospital were collected between 1 January, 2013 and 30 June, 2015...
December 4, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183752/a-1-year-comparison-of-a-community-based-exercise-program-versus-a-day-hospital-based-exercise-program-on-quality-of-life-and-mental-health-in-severely-burned-children
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Raquel Peña, Oscar E Suman, Marta Rosenberg, Clark R Andersen, David N Herndon, Walter J Meyer
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of long term psychosocial functioning and mental health of a "Day-Hospital" Based Exercise Program (DAYEX) versus a Community Based Exercise Program (COMBEX). DESIGN: This was a prospective design that consisted of two groups (DAYEX and COMBEX). SETTING: A children's hospital specialized in burn care (Shriner's Hospitals for Children, Inc., Galveston, Texas) PARTICIPANTS: A total of 18 patients, (n=9 DAYEX and n=9 COMBEX) were assessed at Intensive Care Unit (ICU) discharge and up to 1 year post burn...
November 25, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159998/summary-of-the-first-inaugural-joint-meeting-of-the-international-consortium-for-scoliosis-genetics-and-the-international-consortium-for-vertebral-anomalies-and-scoliosis-march-16-18-2017-dallas-texas
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Philip F Giampietro, Olivier Pourquie, Cathy Raggio, Shiro Ikegawa, Peter D Turnpenny, Ryan Gray, Sally L Dunwoodie, Christina A Gurnett, Benjamin Alman, Kenneth Cheung, Kenro Kusumi, Nancy Hadley-Miller, Carol A Wise
Scoliosis represents the most common musculoskeletal disorder in children and affects approximately 3% of the world population. Scoliosis is separated into two major phenotypic classifications: congenital and idiopathic. Idiopathic scoliosis is defined as a curvature of the spine of 10° or greater visualized on plane radiograph and does not have associated vertebral malformations (VM). "Congenital" scoliosis (CS) due to malformations in vertebrae is frequently associated with other birth defects. Recently, significant advances have been made in understanding the genetic basis of both conditions...
November 21, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148369/newly-recognized-pediatric-cases-of-typhus-group-rickettsiosis-houston-texas-usa
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Timothy Erickson, Juliana da Silva, Melissa S Nolan, Lucila Marquez, Flor M Munoz, Kristy O Murray
An increase in typhus group rickettsiosis and an expanding geographic range occurred in Texas, USA, over a decade. Because this illness commonly affects children, we retrospectively examined medical records from 2008-2016 at a large Houston-area pediatric hospital and identified 36 cases. The earliest known cases were diagnosed in 2011.
December 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135821/compliance-with-fecal-calprotectin-testing-in-pediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients
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Karen Queliza, Michael K Wang, Richard Kellermayer
Fecal calprotectin (FC) is a highly sensitive biomarker for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs). Utilization of this assay has been steadily increasing. However, adherence levels for FC have yet to be examined in the pediatric IBD setting. We analyzed 100 consecutive patients diagnosed with IBD between 2014 and 2015 at Texas Children's Hospital. Fifty-six percent of patients were male and median age at diagnosis was 13.7 years. Following diagnosis of IBD, 84 patients had a minimum of one FC requested, and 95...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070532/bringing-back-the-term-intersex
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Johanna Viau-Colindres, Marni Axelrad, Lefkothea P Karaviti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049857/local-therapy-to-distant-metastatic-sites-in-stage-iv-rhabdomyosarcoma
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Arvind C Mohan, Rajkumar Venkatramani, M Fatih Okcu, Jed G Nuchtern, Sanjeev A Vasudevan, Anita Mahajan, Nino C Rainusso, Wendy Allen-Rhoades, Murali Chintagumpala, Arnold C Paulino
PURPOSE: To determine the impact of surgery and/or radiation therapy on distant metastatic sites (DMS) in children with stage IV rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS). METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted on all patients with stage IV RMS at Texas Children's Hospital from 1992 to 2012. Data analyzed included age, gender, primary site, histologic subtype, number and sites of metastases, treatment including local therapy to DMS, and Oberlin score. RESULTS: The 5-year progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) rates were 20% and 25%...
October 19, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042836/evaluation-of-the-effects-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-on-antiepileptic-drug-serum-concentrations-in-pediatric-patients
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Nicholas O Dillman, Mindl M Messinger, Kimberly N Dinh, Jennifer L Placencia, Brady S Moffett, Milenka Cuevas Guaman, Jennifer C Erklauer, Jeffrey R Kaiser, Angus A Wilfong
OBJECTIVES: Patients supported on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) have an increased incidence of seizures. Phenobarbital (PB) and fosphenytoin (fos-PHT) are common antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) used to manage seizures in the pediatric population; however, it is unknown what effect ECMO has on the serum concentrations of AEDs. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of ECMO on AED serum concentrations. METHODS: A retrospective, matched-cohort study was performed in patients younger than 18 years who received ECMO and were treated with intravenous (IV) PB or fos-PHT at Texas Children's Hospital between 2004 and 2014...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031010/evaluation-of-aprepitant-for-acute-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting-in-children-and-adolescents-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-receiving-high-dose-methotrexate
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Femi Felix-Ukwu, Kate Reichert, M Brooke Bernhardt, Eric S Schafer, Amanda Berger
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) negatively impacts patients' quality of life. The emetogenicity of high-dose methotrexate in children and adolescents with cancer is incompletely characterized. At our institution, a number of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have received aprepitant with courses of high-dose methotrexate after poor CINV control with prior courses. PROCEDURE: We conducted a retrospective cohort analysis on patients with ALL who received methotrexate 5 g/m(2) /dose with and without concomitant aprepitant at Texas...
October 14, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973083/use-of-exome-sequencing-for-infants-in-intensive-care-units-ascertainment-of-severe-single-gene-disorders-and-effect-on-medical-management
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Linyan Meng, Mohan Pammi, Anirudh Saronwala, Pilar Magoulas, Andrew Ray Ghazi, Francesco Vetrini, Jing Zhang, Weimin He, Avinash V Dharmadhikari, Chunjing Qu, Patricia Ward, Alicia Braxton, Swetha Narayanan, Xiaoyan Ge, Mari J Tokita, Teresa Santiago-Sim, Hongzheng Dai, Theodore Chiang, Hadley Smith, Mahshid S Azamian, Laurie Robak, Bret L Bostwick, Christian P Schaaf, Lorraine Potocki, Fernando Scaglia, Carlos A Bacino, Neil A Hanchard, Michael F Wangler, Daryl Scott, Chester Brown, Jianhong Hu, John W Belmont, Lindsay C Burrage, Brett H Graham, Vernon Reid Sutton, William J Craigen, Sharon E Plon, James R Lupski, Arthur L Beaudet, Richard A Gibbs, Donna M Muzny, Marcus J Miller, Xia Wang, Magalie S Leduc, Rui Xiao, Pengfei Liu, Chad Shaw, Magdalena Walkiewicz, Weimin Bi, Fan Xia, Brendan Lee, Christine M Eng, Yaping Yang, Seema R Lalani
Importance: While congenital malformations and genetic diseases are a leading cause of early infant death, to our knowledge, the contribution of single-gene disorders in this group is undetermined. Objective: To determine the diagnostic yield and use of clinical exome sequencing in critically ill infants. Design, Setting, and Participants: Clinical exome sequencing was performed for 278 unrelated infants within the first 100 days of life who were admitted to Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas, during a 5-year period between December 2011 and January 2017...
October 2, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945687/can-repeated-ponseti-management-for-relapsed-clubfeet-produce-the-outcome-comparable-with-the-case-without-relapse-a-clinical-study-in-term-of-gait-analysis
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Yu-Bin Liu, Shu-Yun Jiang, Li Zhao, Yan Yu, Da-Hang Zhao
BACKGROUND: The prevention and treatment of relapsed clubfoot remained challenging tasks. There were controversies as to treatment options and management, such as complete subtalar release, application of an Ilizarov external frame, or repeated Ponseti method; and different options were available in different treatment centers. This study was designed to evaluate the clinical outcome of relapsed clubfeet treated by repeated Ponseti method in comparison with the cases without relapse in term of gait analysis and to clarify the clinical efficacy of repeated Ponseti method in treating the relapsed clubfeet...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918094/post-acute-care-for-children-with-special-health-care-needs
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Charles D Phillips, Chau Truong, Hye-Chung Kum, Obioma Nwaiwu, Robert Ohsfeldt
BACKGROUND: Almost all studies of post-acute care (PAC) focus on older persons, frequently those suffering from chronic health problems. Some research is available on PAC for the pediatric population in general. However, very few studies focus on PAC services for children with special health care needs (SHCN). OBJECTIVE: To investigate factors affecting the provision of PAC to children with SHCN. METHODS: Pooled cross-sectional data from Texas Department of State Health Services hospital discharge database from 2011-2014 were analyzed...
September 8, 2017: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899828/borderline-ovarian-tumor-in-the-pediatric-and-adolescent-population-a-case-series-and-literature-review
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Krista J Childress, Ninad Mohan Patil, Jodi A Muscal, Jennifer E Dietrich, Rajkumar Venkatramani
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnosis, management, and outcome for children and adolescents with borderline ovarian tumor (BOT), and to provide a review of the literature on BOT in children and adolescents. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study of female adolescents younger than age 21 years diagnosed with BOT between January 2001 and May 2016. SETTING: Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas. PARTICIPANTS: Fourteen patients (ages 12 to 18 years) diagnosed with BOT...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859018/analysis-of-invasive-community-acquired-methicillin-susceptible-staphylococcus-aureus-infections-during-a-period-of-declining-ca-mrsa-infections-at-a-large-children-s-hospital
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Kristina G Hultén, Edward O Mason, Linda B Lamberth, Andrea R Forbes, Paula A Revell, Sheldon L Kaplan
BACKGROUND: The epidemiology of community acquired (CA) Staphylococcus aureus infections is changing in the United States. We investigated the current epidemiology of S. aureus infections at Texas Children's Hospital (TCH). METHODS: Patients with CA-S. aureus skin and soft tissue (SSTI) and invasive infections were retrospectively identified from 1/1/2007-12/31/2014. Invasive CA-MSSA isolates were characterized by PFGE, Spa typing, agr type and presence of lukSF-PV (pvl) genes...
August 28, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794889/ambient-ozone-and-asthma-hospital-admissions-in-texas-a-time-series-analysis
#18
Julie E Goodman, Ke Zu, Christine T Loftus, Ge Tao, Xiaobin Liu, Sabine Lange
BACKGROUND: Many studies have evaluated associations between asthma emergency department (ED) visits, hospital admissions (HAs), and ambient ozone (O3) across the US, but not in Texas. We investigated the relationship between O3 and asthma HAs, and the potential impacts of outdoor pollen, respiratory infection HAs, and the start of the school year in Texas. METHODS: We obtained daily time-series data on asthma HAs and ambient O3 concentrations for Dallas, Houston, and Austin, Texas for the years 2003-2011...
2017: Asthma Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726607/acute-febrile-illness-and-complications-due-to-murine-typhus-texas-usa1-2
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Zeeshan Afzal, Sunand Kallumadanda, Feng Wang, Vagish Hemmige, Daniel Musher
Murine typhus occurs relatively commonly in southern Texas, as well as in California. We reviewed records of 90 adults and children in whom murine typhus was diagnosed during a 3-year period in 2 hospitals in southern Texas, USA. Most patients lacked notable comorbidities; all were immunocompetent. Initial signs and symptoms included fever (99%), malaise (82%), headache (77%), fatigue (70%), myalgias (68%), and rash (39%). Complications, often severe, in 28% of patients included bronchiolitis, pneumonia, meningitis, septic shock, cholecystitis, pancreatitis, myositis, and rhabdomyolysis; the last 3 are previously unreported in murine typhus...
August 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713805/the-benefits-and-challenges-of-managing-asthma-in-hispanic-families-in-south-texas-a-mixed-methods-study
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Genny Carrillo, Maria J Perez-Patron, Rose L Lucio, Lucia Cabrera, Alyssa Trevino, Xiaohui Xu, Nelda Mier
BACKGROUND: Understanding the experience of Hispanic parents of children diagnosed with asthma can be useful in the delivery of effective and meaningful asthma education. In order to assess the needs of Hispanic families with asthmatic children in South Texas, investigators utilized a combination of qualitative and quantitative research methods. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed (1) to assess the impact of asthma in the quality of life of Hispanic children and their families and (2) to identify barriers and challenges to asthma management as perceived by parents of children diagnosed with asthma...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
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