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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047381/a-critical-appraisal-of-guidelines-used-for-management-of-severe-acute-malnutrition-in-south-africa-s-referral-system
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Faith Nankasa Mambulu-Chikankheni, John Eyles, Ejemai Amaize Eboreime, Prudence Ditlopo
BACKGROUND: Focusing on healthcare referral processes for children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in South Africa, this paper discusses the comprehensiveness of documents (global and national) that guide the country's SAM healthcare. This research is relevant because South African studies on SAM mostly examine the implementation of WHO guidelines in hospitals, making their technical relevance to the country's lower level and referral healthcare system under-explored. METHODS: To add to both literature and methods for studying SAM healthcare, we critically appraised four child healthcare guidelines (global and national) and conducted complementary expert interviews (n = 5)...
October 18, 2017: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025154/hematological-alterations-in-protein-malnutrition
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Ed W Santos, Dalila C Oliveira, Graziela B Silva, Maristela Tsujita, Jackeline O Beltran, Araceli Hastreiter, Ricardo A Fock, Primavera Borelli
Protein malnutrition is one of the most serious nutritional problems worldwide, affecting 794 million people and costing up to $3.5 trillion annually in the global economy. Protein malnutrition primarily affects children, the elderly, and hospitalized patients. Different degrees of protein deficiency lead to a broad spectrum of signs and symptoms of protein malnutrition, especially in organs in which the hematopoietic system is characterized by a high rate of protein turnover and, consequently, a high rate of protein renewal and cellular proliferation...
September 6, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017588/morbidity-and-mortality-of-children-aged-2-59%C3%A2-months-admitted-in-the-tanzania-lake-zone-s-public-hospitals-a-cross-sectional-study
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Kristina Lugangira, Method Kazaura, Festus Kalokola
BACKGROUND: There is a growing concern about child mortality especially in developing countries. The Government of Tanzania and non-governmental organizations are fighting against diseases like malaria, anaemia, diarrhoea and pneumonia that contribute extensively to child mortality. This was a hospital-based, retrospective cohort study involving 1130 under-fives (excluding neonates) being either discharged from or died in public hospitals of the Lake Zone in Tanzania. We extracted information on symptoms and signs at admission, major diagnoses and causes of death from the medical records...
October 10, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978541/comparison-of-midupper-arm-circumference-and-weight-for-height-z-score-for-assessing-acute-malnutrition-in-bangladeshi-children-aged-6-60-mo-an-analytical-study
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Md Iqbal Hossain, Tahmeed Ahmed, Shams El Arifeen, Sk Masum Billah, Asg Faruque, M Munirul Islam, Alan A Jackson
Background: In clinical settings, wasting in childhood has primarily been assessed with the use of a weight-for-height z score (WHZ), and in community settings, it has been assessed via the midupper arm circumference (MUAC) with a cutoff <115 mm for severe wasting and <115-125 mm for moderate wasting. Our recent experience indicates that many wasted children were not identified when these cutoffs for MUAC were used.Objective: We determined the cutoffs for MUAC to detect wasting in Bangladeshi children aged 6-60 mo...
October 4, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977291/the-nutritional-status-of-hospitalized-children-and-adolescents-a-comparison-between-two-nutritional-assessment-tools-with-anthropometric-parameters
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Thaynara Cristina de Oliveira, Izabela Zibetti de Albuquerque, Maria Luiza Ferreira Stringhini, Andrea Sugai Mortoza, Bruna Alves de Morais
OBJECTIVE: Verify the association between anthropometric indicators and the Subjective Global Assessment of Nutritional Status (SGA) and the Screening of Risk for Nutritional Status and Growth (STRONGkids) scales. METHODS: A cross-sectional study with patients from 0 to 18 years admitted in the Hospital das Clínicas, Goiânia (GO), between August and November 2015. Children and adolescents admitted in up to 48 hours were included. Patients who required specific instruments for assessing their nutritional status and those hospitalized in Intensive Care were excluded...
July 2017: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953928/age-specific-fast-breathing-in-under-five-diarrheal-children-in-an-urban-hospital-acidosis-or-pneumonia
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Sharika Nuzhat, Tahmeed Ahmed, Chowdhury Ali Kawser, Azharul Islam Khan, S M Rafiqul Islam, Lubaba Shahrin, K M Shahunja, Abu S M S B Shahid, Abdullah Al Imran, Mohammod Jobayer Chisti
BACKGROUND: Children with diarrhea often present with fast breathing due to metabolic acidosis from dehydration. On the other hand, age specific fast breathing is the cornerstone for the diagnosis of pneumonia following classification of pneumonia recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). Correction of metabolic acidosis by rehydrating the diarrheal children requires time, which delays early initiation of appropriate antimicrobials for pneumonia and thereby increases the risk of deaths...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944966/inpatient-management-of-children-with-recessive-dystrophic-epidermolysis-bullosa-a-review
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Alvin W Li, Brea Prindaville, Scot T Bateman, Timothy E Gibson, Karen Wiss
Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa is a disorder marked by skin and mucosal blistering after minimal trauma. Even the most routine procedures in the hospital, if done incorrectly, can precipitate extensive skin loss, pain, and scarring. Most providers have little experience working with patients with this degree of skin fragility. When a person with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa is admitted to the hospital, there are multiple considerations to keep in mind while strategizing an effective care plan: avoidance of new blisters with a "hands-off" approach; careful consideration of all indwelling devices; symptomatic management of pain, itch, and anxiety; coordination of dressing changes; aggressive treatment of skin infections; environmental and staffing considerations; and awareness of other chronic complications that affect care, such as anemia, malnutrition, and chronic pain...
September 25, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938793/effects-of-protein-or-amino-acid-supplementation-on-the-physical-growth-of-young-children-in-low-income-countries
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Joanne E Arsenault, Kenneth H Brown
Child growth stunting is common in low-income countries, possibly due to insufficient protein intakes. Most previous studies have concluded that children's protein intakes are adequate in relation to estimated requirements, but these studies did not consider issues of protein digestibility and effects of infection on dietary protein utilization. Using an alternative approach to assess the possible role of protein inadequacy in children's growth restriction, the results of 18 intervention trials in which supplementary protein or amino acids were provided to children ages 6-35 months and growth outcomes were reviewed...
September 1, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932602/serum-transthyretin-level-as-a-plausible-marker-for-diagnosis-of-child-acute-malnutrition
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Behailu Tsegaye, Amha Mekasha, Solomon Genet
Malnutrition is a major underlying condition for mortality in children under five years of age in developing countries, particularly in Ethiopia. The most important forms of malnutrition in Ethiopia are protein and energy deficiencies. There is no reliable laboratory method at present to assess acute malnutrition. Transthyretin is a homotetrameric serum protein with half-life of two days. The main objective of this study was to assess the estimation of serum transthyretin level as a useful diagnostic method to evaluate nutritional status of children...
2017: Biochemistry Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917237/screening-for-nutritional-risk-in-hospitalized-children-with-liver-disease
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Tiantian Song, Ying Mu, Xue Gong, Wenyan Ma, Li Li
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Malnutrition is a major contributor to morbidity and mortality from pediatric liver disease. We investigated the prevalence of both malnutrition and high nutritional risk in hospitalized children with liver disease as well as the rate of in-hospital nutritional support. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: A total of 2,874 hospitalized children and adolescents with liver disease aged 1 to 17 years (inclusive) were enrolled. Malnutrition was screened by anthropometric measures (height-for-age, weight-for-height, weight-for-age, and BMI- for-age z-scores)...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912050/pancreatic-enzyme-replacement-therapy-in-children-with-severe-acute-malnutrition-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Rosalie H Bartels, Céline Bourdon, Isabel Potani, Brian Mhango, Deborah A van den Brink, John S Mponda, Anneke C Muller Kobold, Robert H Bandsma, Michael Boele van Hensbroek, Wieger P Voskuijl
OBJECTIVE: To assess the benefits of pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) in children with complicated severe acute malnutrition. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a randomized, controlled trial in 90 children aged 6-60 months with complicated severe acute malnutrition at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Malawi. All children received standard care; the intervention group also received PERT for 28 days. RESULTS: Children treated with PERT for 28 days did not gain more weight than controls (13...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905004/gastroenteritis-aggressive-versus-slow-treatment-for-rehydration-gastro-a-pilot-rehydration-study-for-severe-dehydration-who-plan-c-versus-slower-rehydration
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Kirsty A Houston, Jack G Gibb, Ayub Mpoya, Nchafatso Obonyo, Peter Olupot-Olupot, Margeret Nakuya, Jennifer A Evans, Elizabeth C George, Diana M Gibb, Kathryn Maitland
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization (WHO) rehydration management guidelines (Plan C) for children with acute gastroenteritis (AGE) and severe dehydration are widely practiced in resource-poor settings, yet have never been formally evaluated in a clinical trial. A recent audit of outcome of AGE at Kilifi County Hospital, Kenya noted that 10% of children required high dependency care (20% mortality) and a number developed fluid-related complications. The fluid resuscitation trial, FEAST, conducted in African children with severe febrile illness, demonstrated higher mortality with fluid bolus therapy and raised concerns regarding the safety of rapid intravenous rehydration therapy...
2017: Wellcome Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898315/-morbimortality-associated-to-nutritional-status-and-feeding-path-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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M J Figueroa, C Rojas, S Barja
INTRODUCTION: Children and adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP) have a high prevalence of malnutrition associated to poor prognosis. For an adequate nutritional assessment, new growth curves (Brooks, 2011) are available, in which precise cut-off points in Weight/Age index correlate to increased morbidity and mortality rate. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate risk of hospitalization and death in patients with CP, according to nutritional risk (NR). PATIENTS AND METHOD: Observational and prospective cohort study of patients with CP in an outpatient referral center...
2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883928/cpap-impact-a-protocol-for-a-randomised-trial-of-bubble-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-versus-standard-care-for-high-risk-children-with-severe-pneumonia-using-adaptive-design-methods
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Andrew G Smith, Michelle Eckerle, Tisungane Mvalo, Brian Weir, Francis Martinson, Alfred Chalira, Norman Lufesi, Innocent Mofolo, Mina Hosseinipour, Eric D McCollum
INTRODUCTION: Pneumonia is a leading cause of mortality among children in low-resource settings. Mortality is greatest among children with high-risk conditions including HIV infection or exposure, severe malnutrition and/or severe hypoxaemia. WHO treatment recommendations include low-flow oxygen for children with severe pneumonia. Bubble continuous positive airway pressure (bCPAP) is a non-invasive support modality that provides positive end-expiratory pressure and oxygen. bCPAP is effective in the treatment of neonates in low-resource settings; its efficacy is unknown for high-risk children with severe pneumonia in low-resource settings...
2017: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861270/phosphate-disturbance-in-critically-ill-children-incidence-associated-risk-factors-and-clinical-outcomes
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Ahmed Nabih El Shazly, Doaa Refaey Soliman, Effat Hussien Assar, Eman Gamal Behiry, Ibrahim Abd El Naby Gad Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Hypophosphatemia is one of the common disorders that develop in critically ill patients. It has potential complications and is often unrecognized in those patients. OBJECTIVE: Determining the incidence of hypophosphatemia in critically ill children, its association with clinical outcomes and the possible risk factors. METHODS: 50 patients were enrolled in the study. Levels of serum phosphate were measured on day 1 and day 7 of PICU (Pediatric intensive care unit) stay...
September 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854929/transition-from-f-75-to-ready-to-use-therapeutic-food-in-children-with-severe-acute-malnutrition-an-observational-study-in-uganda
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Betty Lanyero, Hanifa Namusoke, Nicolette Nabukeera-Barungi, Benedikte Grenov, Ezekiel Mupere, Kim Fleischer Michaelsen, Christian Mølgaard, Vibeke Brix Christensen, Henrik Friis, André Briend
BACKGROUND: World Health Organization now recommends the transition from F-75 to ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTF) in the management of severe acute malnutrition (SAM). We described the transition from F-75 to RUTF and identified correlates of failed transition. METHODS: We conducted an observational study among children aged 6-59 months treated for SAM at Mulago hospital, Kampala, Uganda. Therapeutic feeding during transition phase was provided by first offering half of the energy requirements from RUTF and the other half from F-75 and then increasing gradually to RUTF as only energy source...
August 30, 2017: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816919/enteral-nutrition-practices-in-critically-ill-children-requiring-noninvasive-positive-pressure-ventilation
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Matthew K Leroue, Ryan J Good, Heather E Skillman, Angela S Czaja
OBJECTIVES: Evaluate the practice of providing enteral nutrition in critically ill children requiring noninvasive positive pressure ventilation. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: PICU within a quaternary care children's hospital. PATIENTS: PICU patients older than 30 days requiring noninvasive positive pressure ventilation for greater than or equal to 24 hours from August 2014 to June 2015. Invasive mechanical ventilation prior to noninvasive positive pressure ventilation and inability to receive enteral nutrition at baseline were additional exclusionary criteria...
August 12, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810666/monitoring-and-discharging-children-being-treated-for-severe-acute-malnutrition-using-mid-upper-arm-circumference-secondary-data-analysis-from-rural-gambia
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Alice Burrell, Marko Kerac, Helen Nabwera
Background: Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is a major public health problem. Mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) is widely used to admit children to treatment programmes. However, insufficient data supporting MUAC discharge criterion limits its use as a stand-alone tool. Our aim was to evaluate MUAC for monitoring nutritional recovery and discharge. Methods: This was a secondary analysis of clinical data from children 6-59 months-old treated for SAM from January 2003 to December 2013 at the Nutritional Rehabilitation Unit in rural Gambia...
July 1, 2017: International Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791243/an-overview-of-the-health-status-of-syrian-refugee-children-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-turkey
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Ibrahim Hakan Bucak, Habip Almis, Samet Benli, Mehmet Turgut
OBJECTIVE: Migration is a problem affecting all family members, but particularly children. Child refugees are the highest risk group for the health systems of receiving countries. We investigated the health of 104 Syrian child refugees presenting to a tertiary hospital in Turkey. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: A retrospective study was conducted in the pediatric clinic. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The medical files of Syrian refugee children (0-18 years) presenting to Adiyaman University Hospital, Pediatric Clinic between 01 and 30 November 2015, were investigated...
July 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699603/infants-with-extrahepatic-biliary-atresia-effect-of-follow-up-on-the-survival-rate-at-ege-university-medical-school-transplantation-center
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Miray Karakoyun, Maşallah Baran, Caner Turan, Murat Kılıç, Orkan Ergun, Sema Aydoğdu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Biliary atresia (BA) is the main cause of neonatal cholestasis and the primary reason for infant liver transplants worldwide. It is an obliterative cholangiopathy observed only in children and caused by progressive inflammation and fibrosis of the bile duct. We collaborated with a liver transplantation center to investigate the effects of follow-up in patients with BA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of 99 patients who were diagnosed with BA and monitored at our center from 1990 to 2002 (27 patients) and from 2003 to 2015 (72 patients) were analyzed retrospectively...
July 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
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