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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079729/effect-of-probiotics-on-diarrhea-in-children-with-severe-acute-malnutrition-a-randomized-controlled-study-in-uganda
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Benedikte Grenov, Hanifa Namusoke, Betty Lanyero, Nicolette Nabukeera-Barungi, Christian Ritz, Christian Mølgaard, Henrik Friis, Kim F Michaelsen
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of probiotics on diarrhea during in- and outpatient treatment of children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM). METHODS: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted involving 400 children admitted with SAM. Patients received one daily dose of a blend of Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis (BB-12) and Lactobacillus rhamnosus (LGG) (10 billion colony-forming units, 50:50) or placebo during hospitalization followed by an 8-12 week outpatient treatment period, depending on patients' recovery rate...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077108/wasting-underweight-and-stunting-among-children-with-congenital-heart-disease-presenting-at-mulago-hospital-uganda
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Anthony Batte, Peter Lwabi, Sulaiman Lubega, Sarah Kiguli, Kennedy Otwombe, Lucy Chimoyi, Violette Nabatte, Charles Karamagi
BACKGROUND: Children with congenital heart disease are at increased risk of malnutrition. The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence of wasting, underweight and stunting among children with congenital heart disease attending Mulago National Referral Hospital, Uganda. METHODS: A cross-sectional study among 194 children aged 0-15 years was conducted between August 2013 and March 2014. Anthropometric measurements and clinical assessments were carried out on all children...
January 11, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031190/risk-factors-for-death-in-children-during-inpatient-treatment-of-severe-acute-malnutrition-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Maren Jh Rytter, Esther Babirekere-Iriso, Hanifa Namusoke, Vibeke B Christensen, Kim F Michaelsen, Christian Ritz, Charlotte G Mortensen, Ezekiel Mupere, Henrik Friis
BACKGROUND: Children who receive in-hospital treatment of severe acute malnutrition often have high mortality rates, and the reasons are not well understood. OBJECTIVE: We assessed risk factors for death in children who were treated for malnutrition in a hospital. DESIGN: In a prospective observational study of 120 children who were receiving in-hospital treatment of severe acute malnutrition in Uganda with therapeutic formulas F-75 and F-100, we collected data on symptoms, clinical findings, plasma markers of refeeding syndrome (electrolytes and phosphate), and acute phase reactants, and recorded the nutritional therapy given in hospital...
December 28, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030608/predicting-hospitalised-paediatric-pneumonia-mortality-risk-an-external-validation-of-risc-and-mrisc-and-local-tool-development-risc-malawi-from-malawi
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Shubhada Hooli, Tim Colbourn, Norman Lufesi, Anthony Costello, Bejoy Nambiar, Satid Thammasitboon, Charles Makwenda, Charles Mwansambo, Eric D McCollum, Carina King
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is the leading infectious cause of under-5 mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. Clinical prediction tools may aide case classification, triage, and allocation of hospital resources. We performed an external validation of two published prediction tools and compared this to a locally developed tool to identify children admitted with pneumonia at increased risk for in-hospital mortality in Malawi. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the performance of the Respiratory Index of Severity in Children (RISC) and modified RISC (mRISC) scores in a child pneumonia dataset prospectively collected during routine care at seven hospitals in Malawi between 2011-2014...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027633/pancreatic-exocrine-insufficiency-in-malnourished-children-and-those-with-persistent-diarrhoeae
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Ariani Dewi Widodo, Ina S Timan, Saptawati Bardosono, Widdy Winarta, Dwi Prasetyo, Agus Firmansyah
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Persistent diarrhoea, a serious health problem, is closely related to malnutrition. Children with severe malnutrition have a 9-fold risk of death, and children with severe stunting have a 4-fold risk of death. Prolonged mucosal injury from diarrhoea causes reduced secretin and cholecystokinin secretion, which decreases stimulation to the pancreas, and is indicated by faecal elastase-1 levels. This further aggravates persistent diarrhoea and malnutrition because of the low levels of digestive enzyme production...
December 2016: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027433/nutritional-status-of-children-with-wilms-tumour-on-admission-to-a-south-african-hospital-and-its-influence-on-outcome
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Lauren F Lifson, G P Hadley, Nicola L Wiles, Kirthee Pillay
BACKGROUND: In developing countries up to 77% of children with cancer have been shown to be malnourished on admission. High rates of malnutrition occur due to factors such as poverty and advanced disease. Weight can be an inaccurate parameter for nutritional assessment of children with solid tumours as it is influenced by tumour mass. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of malnutrition amongst children with Wilms tumour (WT), the level of nutritional support received on admission and the influence of nutritional status on outcome...
December 27, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026862/evaluation-of-the-accuracy-of-common-weight-estimation-formulae-in-a-zambian-paediatric-surgical-population
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L Bowen, M Zyambo, D Snell, J Kinnear, M D Bould
Limited resources and access to healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa are associated with high rates of malnourished children, although many countries globally are demonstrating increasing childhood obesity. This study evaluated how well current age- or height-based formulae estimate the weight of children undergoing surgery in Zambia. All children under 14 years of age presenting for elective surgery at the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, had both height and weight measured. Their actual weight was compared against estimated weight from various formulae...
December 27, 2016: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018595/outcomes-of-an-inpatient-refeeding-protocol-in-youth-with-anorexia-nervosa-and-atypical-anorexia-nervosa-at-children-s-hospitals-and-clinics-of-minnesota
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Kathryn Smith, Julie Lesser, Beth Brandenburg, Andrew Lesser, Jessica Cici, Robert Juenneman, Amy Beadle, Sarah Eckhardt, Elin Lantz, James Lock, Daniel Le Grange
BACKGROUND: Historically, inpatient protocols have adopted relatively conservative approaches to refeeding in Anorexia Nervosa (AN) in order to reduce the risk of refeeding syndrome, a potentially fatal constellation of symptoms. However, increasing evidence suggests that patients with AN can tolerate higher caloric prescriptions during treatment, which may result in prevention of initial weight loss, shorter hospital stays, and less exposure to the effects of severe malnutrition. Therefore the present study sought to examine the effectiveness of a more accelerated refeeding protocol in an inpatient AN and atypical AN sample...
2016: Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996088/oral-zinc-for-treating-diarrhoea-in-children
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Marzia Lazzerini, Humphrey Wanzira
BACKGROUND: In developing countries, diarrhoea causes around 500,000 child deaths annually. Zinc supplementation during acute diarrhoea is currently recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). OBJECTIVES: To evaluate oral zinc supplementation for treating children with acute or persistent diarrhoea. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group Specialized Register, CENTRAL (the Cochrane Library 2016, Issue 5), MEDLINE, Embase, LILACS, CINAHL, mRCT, and reference lists up to 30 September 2016...
December 20, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982165/lymphocyte-count-as-a-sign-of-immunoparalysis-and-its-correlation-with-nutritional-status-in-pediatric-intensive-care-patients-with-sepsis-a-pilot-study
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Talita Freitas Manzoli, Artur Figueiredo Delgado, Eduardo Juan Troster, Werther Brunow de Carvalho, Ana Caroline Barreto Antunes, Desirée Mayara Marques, Patrícia Zamberlan
OBJECTIVES: Developing malnutrition during hospitalization is well recognized worldwide, and children are at a relatively higher risk for malnutrition than adults. Malnutrition can lead to immune dysfunction, which is associated with a higher mortality rate due to sepsis, the most frequent cause of death in pediatric intensive care units (PICUs). The aim of this study was to investigate whether malnourished patients are more likely to have relative or absolute lymphopenia and, consequently, worse prognoses...
November 1, 2016: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941722/serum-zinc-copper-magnesium-phosphorus-level-in-children-with-severe-acute-malnutrition-sam
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B Chowdhury, M A Hoque, M A Hossain, A M Chowdhury, M N Islam, M A Khaleque, M A Ali, M R Khan, R K Bhuiyan, M M Hasan, M Akhtaruzzaman, H Akhter
Malnutrition is widely prevalent among hospitalized children in most developing countries including Bangladesh. Though malnutrition accounts for the high rate of under 5 mortality sometimes it is overlooked. Keeping in this in mind A comparative cross sectional study was done in Mymensingh Medical College Hospital from 1st October 2009 to 31st May 2011. Children aged 1-5 years with presence of one or more criteria WHM <70%, WHZ-score <-3SD, Bipedal edema & Mid upper arm circumference <110mm were taken as study group and children aged 1-5 years with normal growth allowable normal range of variation is between 3rd and 97th centile curve or median (50th centile) ±2SD of weight for age growth chart (CDC growth chart, USA, 2000) were taken as reference group...
October 2016: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928522/breastfeeding-education-where-are-we-going-a-systematic-review-article
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REVIEW
Maria Adriana Burgio, Antonio Simone Laganà, Angela Sicilia, Romana Prosperi Porta, Maria Grazia Porpora, Helena Ban Frangež, Giovanni DI Venti, Onofrio Triolo
BACKGROUND: UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund) and WHO estimate that if all babies were breastfed for at least the first six months of their lives, the rate of morbidity and malnutrition would significantly decrease all over the world. In this view, these two organizations promoted a worldwide campaign for breastfeeding, creating the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) that encourages good practices for the promotion of breastfeeding in hospitals. The aim of our study was to review the available evidence regarding the positive effects of breastfeeding, in order to suggest to most appropriate strategy to support it...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922344/predictors-of-mortality-in-a-paediatric-intensive-care-unit-in-kigali-rwanda
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Rosine Nyirasafari, Mark H Corden, Angélique Charlie Karambizi, Jean Claude Kabayiza, Jean Damascene Makuza, Rex Wong, Michael F Canarie
BACKGROUND: The enormous burden of critical illness in resource-limited settings has led to a growing interest in paediatric critical care in these regions. However, published data on the practice of critical care and patient outcomes in these settings are scant. OBJECTIVE: This study sought to identify risk factors associated with mortality in the newly established Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Kigali University Teaching Hospital (KUTH) in Rwanda and test the predictive ability of a newly devised mortality risk score, the modified PRISM (MP) score...
December 6, 2016: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882009/functional-and-structural-abnormalities-of-the-kidney-and-urinary-tract-in-severely-malnourished-children-a-hospital-based-study
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Misbah Anjum, Khemchand N Moorani, Ifra Sameen, Muhammad Ayaz Mustufa, Shazia Kulsoom
OBJECTIVES: The association of malnutrition and systemic diseases like chronic kidney disease (CKD) is well known. Various urinary tract abnormalities may be associated with malnutrition. So objective of current study was to determine the frequency of functional and structural urinary tract abnormalities in severely malnourished children admitted in Nutritional Rehabilitation Unit (NRU) of a tertiary care facility, Karachi. METHODS: This descriptive cases series of 78 children was conducted in NRU from October 2014 - March 2015...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846837/prevalence-aetiology-treatment-and-outcomes-of-shock-in-children-admitted-to-kenyan-hospitals
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George Mbevi, Philip Ayieko, Grace Irimu, Samuel Akech, Mike English
BACKGROUND: Shock may complicate several acute childhood illnesses in hospitals within low-income countries and has a high case fatality. Hypovolemic shock secondary to diarrhoea/dehydration and septic shock are thought to be common, but there are few reliable data on prevalence or treatment that differ for the two major forms of shock. Examining prevalence and treatment practices has become important since reports suggest high risks from liberal use of fluid boluses in African children...
November 16, 2016: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814707/serum-phosphate-and-magnesium-in-children-recovering-from-severe-acute-undernutrition-in-ethiopia-an-observational-study
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Anne-Louise Hother, Tsinuel Girma, Maren J H Rytter, Alemseged Abdissa, Christian Ritz, Christian Mølgaard, Kim F Michaelsen, André Briend, Henrik Friis, Pernille Kæstel
BACKGROUND: Children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) have increased requirements for phosphorus and magnesium during recovery. If requirements are not met, the children may develop refeeding hypophosphatemia and hypomagnesemia. However, little is known about the effect of current therapeutic diets (F-75 and F-100) on serum phosphate (S-phosphate) and magnesium (S-magnesium) in children with SAM. METHODS: Prospective observational study, with measurements of S-phosphate and S-magnesium at admission, prior to rehabilitation phase and at discharge in children aged 6-59 months admitted with SAM to Jimma Hospital, Ethiopia...
November 5, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807038/metabolomic-changes-in-serum-of-children-with-different-clinical-diagnoses-of-malnutrition
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Valeria Di Giovanni, Celine Bourdon, Dominic X Wang, Swapna Seshadri, Edward Senga, Christian J Versloot, Wieger Voskuijl, Richard D Semba, Indi Trehan, Ruin Moaddel, M Isabel Ordiz, Ling Zhang, John Parkinson, Mark J Manary, Robert Hj Bandsma
BACKGROUND: Mortality in children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) remains high despite standardized rehabilitation protocols. Two forms of SAM are classically distinguished: kwashiorkor and marasmus. Children with kwashiorkor have nutritional edema and metabolic disturbances, including hypoalbuminemia and hepatic steatosis, whereas marasmus is characterized by severe wasting. The metabolic changes underlying these phenotypes have been poorly characterized, and whether homeostasis is achieved during hospital stay is unclear...
December 2016: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806810/childhood-acute-bacterial-meningitis-clinical-spectrum-bacteriological-profile-and-outcome
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Attia Bari, Fatima Zeeshan, Aiza Zafar, Hassan Ejaz, Aisha Iftikhar, Ahsan Waheed Rathore
OBJECTIVE: To determine the disease pattern, etiological agents and outcome of childhood acute bacterial meningitis. STUDY DESIGN: Adescriptive study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Department of Paediatric Medicine, The Children's Hospital, Lahore, from January to December 2012. METHODOLOGY: Atotal of 199 children between the ages of 1 month and 5 years, admitted with the diagnosis of meningitis on the basis of clinical findings and positive cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), were included...
October 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794532/vitamin-d-levels-in-malnourished-children-under-5-years-in-a-tertiary-care-center-at-muhimbili-national-hospital-dar-es-salaam-tanzania-a-cross-sectional-study
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Nahida Z Walli, Emmanuel K Munubhi, Said Aboud, Karim P Manji
OBJECTIVE:  To evaluate vitamin D levels/deficiency among malnourished children <5 years admitted at a tertiary care center, the Muhimbili National Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Children with malnutrition may have co-existing vitamin D deficiency (VDD), which may be severe. METHODS:  Serum vitamin D and alkaline phosphatase were evaluated, and X-ray of the wrist was carried out on 134 children. RESULTS:  VDD was found in 41 of 134 children (30...
October 29, 2016: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782829/the-effect-of-skin-to-skin-contact-at-birth-early-versus-immediate-on-the-duration-of-exclusive-human-lactancy-in-full-term-newborns-treated-at-the-cl%C3%A3-nica-universidad-de-la-sabana-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Sergio Agudelo, Oscar Gamboa, Fabio Rodríguez, Sandra Cala, Nathalie Gualdrón, Evelyn Obando, María Lucía Padrón
BACKGROUND: Human lactancy is a simple and cost-effective strategy that influences infant and maternal mortality rates. Skin-to-skin contact (SSC) is an immediate postpartum period strategy that has proven to benefit the initiation and continuation of human lactation and to decrease hospitalization during the first week of life. This study aims to determine the effect of SSC initiation at birth (immediate versus early) in healthy, full-term newborns treated at the Universidad de La Sabana Clinic on the duration of exclusive human lactation...
October 26, 2016: Trials
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