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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331011/transfusion-related-acute-lung-injury-in-a-paediatric-intensive-care-unit-of-pakistan
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Muhammad Tariq Jamil, Zehra Dhanani, Qalab Abbas, Humaira Jurair, Farheen Karim Mahar, Anwarul Haque
Background: Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI) is a major cause of transfusionrelated morbidity and mortality in the intensive care unit setting. There is a paucity of such data from Pakistan. The purpose of this study is to assess the incidence and outcome of TRALI in critically ill children admitted in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) of Pakistan. Methods: This is a retrospective cohort study of all critically ill or injured children who developed TRALI or "possible" TRALI after blood transfusion based on Canadian Conference Consensus criteria in a closed multidisciplinary-cardiothoracic PICU from January 2012 to June 2016...
October 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329346/evaluation-of-bloodstream-infections-clostridium-difficile-infections-and-gut-microbiota-in-pediatric-oncology-patients
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Bryan T Nycz, Samuel R Dominguez, Deborah Friedman, Joanne M Hilden, Diana Ir, Charles E Robertson, Daniel N Frank
Bloodstream infections (BSI) and Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) in pediatric oncology/hematology/bone marrow transplant (BMT) populations are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The objective of this study was to explore possible associations between altered microbiome composition and the occurrence of BSI and CDI in a cohort of pediatric oncology patients. Stool samples were collected from all patients admitted to the pediatric oncology floor from Oct.-Dec. 2012. Bacterial profiles from patient stools were determined by bacterial 16S rRNA gene profiling...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316150/proper-use-of-social-media-by-health-operators-in-the-pediatric-oncohematological-setting-consensus-statement-from-the-italian-pediatric-hematology-and-oncology-association-aieop
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Carlo Alfredo Clerici, Paola Quarello, Anna Bergadano, Laura Veneroni, Marina Bertolotti, Paola Guadagna, Angelo Ricci, Andrea Galdi, Franca Fagioli, Andrea Ferrari
Social media are powerful means of communication that can also have an important role in the healthcare sector. They are sometimes seen with diffidence in the healthcare setting, partly because they risk blurring professional boundaries. This issue is particularly relevant to relations between caregivers and adolescent patients. The Italian Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Association created a multidisciplinary working group to develop some shared recommendations on this issue. After reviewing the literature, the working group prepared a consensus statement in an effort to suggest an analytical approach rather than restrictive rules...
January 9, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315849/continuous-intravenous-vancomycin-in-children-with-normal-renal-function-hospitalized-in-hematology-oncology-prospective-validation-of-a-dosing-regimen-optimizing-steady-state-concentration
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Delphine Hoegy, Sylvain Goutelle, Nathalie Garnier, Cécile Rénard, Cécile Faure-Conter, Christophe Bergeron, Yves Bertrand, Nathalie Bleyzac
Continuous intravenous (IV) infusion has been shown to be the best option to administer vancomycin because of its time-dependent bactericidal activity. Available IV vancomycin dosing guidelines in pediatrics with normal renal function leads to less than 50% of patients achieving a vancomycin serum concentration (Css) in the target range (15 to 20 mg/l). The primary objective of this study was to prospectively validate an age-based dosing regimen in pediatric onco-hematology. The secondary objective was to investigate the influence on Css attainment of different variables...
January 6, 2018: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315172/fertility-preservation-services-for-women-with-newly-diagnosed-cancer-a-national-assessment
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William D Winkelman, Mitchell P Rosen, Evelyn Mok-Lin
OBJECTIVE: To study the resources available for cancer patients once referred for fertility preservation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cross-sectional study clinics that are members of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology assess support for fertility preservation. RESULTS: Surveys were distributed to a total of 1135 members at 394 Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology clinics. Responses were received from 99 individuals representing a total of 84 unique clinics (21...
January 8, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279699/endocrine-health-problems-detected-in-764-patients-evaluated-in-a-late-effects-clinic
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Maria Conceição Pereira, Joana S Pereira, Daniela Dias, Sara Donato, Duarte Salgado
Background: Many pediatric cancer survivors have endocrine conditions. After treatment with alkylating agents, steroids, methotrexate, and radiation, several endocrine dysfunctions may appear. Surveillance for late effects is recommended by guidelines worldwide. Objective: The objective of this study was to describe the endocrine outcomes of 764 patients followed during a 20 years' period in our out-patient clinic. Design: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records...
September 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249621/leveraging-interactive-patient-care-technology-to-improve-pain-management-engagement
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Suma Rao-Gupta, David Kruger, Lonna D Leak, Lisa A Tieman, Renee C B Manworren
Most children experience pain in hospitals; and their parents report dissatisfaction with how well pain was managed. Engaging patients and families in the development and evaluation of pain treatment plans may improve perceptions of pain management and hospital experiences. The aim of this performance improvement project was to engage patients and families to address hospitalized pediatric patients' pain using interactive patient care technology. The goal was to stimulate conversations about pain management expectations and perceptions of treatment plan effectiveness among patients, parents, and health care teams...
December 14, 2017: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240266/posaconazole-oral-dose-and-plasma-levels-in-pediatric-hematology-oncology-patients
#8
Edoardo Bruno Vicenzi, Elisabetta Calore, Nunzia Decembrino, Massimo Berger, Katia Perruccio, Francesca Carraro, Sara Rossin, Maria Caterina Putti, Mariadelfina Molinaro, Gloria Tridello, Simone Cesaro
BACKGROUND: Posaconazole is a triazole with limited pharmacokinetic information in children. This study assessed the correlation between posaconazole-oral-solution daily dosage/kg/body weight and trough plasma level. METHODS: 97 hematology-oncology pediatric patients with > 1 posaconazole plasma level (PPC) assessment in the first 6 weeks after the start of posaconazole treatment were included. RESULTS: Posaconazole was used as prophylaxis in 84 of 97 (87%) patients and as therapy in 13 of 97 (13%)...
December 14, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204195/magnitude-of-neurogenic-tumor-burden-in-pediatric-population-a-tertiary-care-center-study
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Shagufta Qadri, Mahboob Hasan, Kafil Akhtar
Objective: Progress in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood neoplasm in the past few decades is one of the most gratifying achievements in the field of oncology. This study was aimed to ascertain the burden (incidence and prevalence) and histopathologic features of neurogenic tumors occurring in the pediatric population. Materials and Methods: The study evaluated a total of 492 cases of pediatric tumors over a period of 8 years from 2007 to 2015, including patients of 0-12 years of age group; attending the out-patients and in-patients Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Surgery at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AMU, Aligarh, with the complaints of tumor or tumor associated sign and symptoms...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190182/checkpoint-inhibition-in-pediatric-hematologic-malignancies
#10
Kara L Davis, Archana M Agarwal, Anupam R Verma
Immune surveillance comprising of adaptive and innate immune systems is naturally designed to eliminate cancer development; overexpression of inhibitory receptors and their ligands prevent this check and lead to evasion and hence cancer progression and metastasis. The use of tumor-specific monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) targeting these checkpoint regulators is promising and has led to this novel field of cancer immunotherapy. The first antibody directed against cytotoxic T-lymphocyte associated protein 4 (CTLA-4), ipilimumab, showed promising results in clinical trials and was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of metastatic melanoma in 2011...
November 30, 2017: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182495/platelet-transfusion-for-patients-with-cancer-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-clinical-practice-guideline-update
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Charles A Schiffer, Kari Bohlke, Meghan Delaney, Heather Hume, Anthony J Magdalinski, Jeffrey J McCullough, James L Omel, John M Rainey, Paolo Rebulla, Scott D Rowley, Michael B Troner, Kenneth C Anderson
Purpose To provide evidence-based guidance on the use of platelet transfusion in people with cancer. This guideline updates and replaces the previous ASCO platelet transfusion guideline published initially in 2001. Methods ASCO convened an Expert Panel and conducted a systematic review of the medical literature published from September 1, 2014, through October 26, 2016. This review builds on two 2015 systematic reviews that were conducted by the AABB and the International Collaboration for Transfusion Medicine Guidelines...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148638/factors-associated-with-treatment-outcome-of-pediatric-cancerpatients-admitted-with-febrile-neutropenia-in-tikuranbessa-specialized-teaching-hospital-addis-ababa-ethiopia
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Selamawit Assefa, Tinsae Alemayehu, Workeabeba Abebe
Background: Cancer treatment is associated with variable degrees of myelosupression. Infection is often a life-threatening complication of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia, and it is also considered an oncologic emergency. Febrile neutropenia is a common, costly and potentially fatal complication in oncology. Objective: To assess factors affecting treatment outcome of cancer patients with chemotherapy induced febrile neutropenia. Method: We conducted a review of records of pediatric patients hospitalized and treated for chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013 and met the selection criteria...
January 2017: Ethiopian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140934/response-of-symptomatic-persistent-chronic-disseminated-candidiasis-to-corticosteroid-therapy-in-immunosuppressed-pediatric-patients-case-study-and-review-of-the-literature
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Vered Shkalim-Zemer, Itzhak Levi, Salvador Fischer, Hannah Tamary, Joanne Yakobovich, Gali Avrahami, Gil Gilad, Sara Elitzur, Isaac Yaniv, Ronit Elhasid, Michal Manistersky, Itamar Shalit
BACKGROUND: Chronic disseminated candidiasis (CDC) is a severe invasive fungal infection principally observed during neutrophil recovery in patients with acute leukemia treated with intensive chemotherapy. Its pathophysiology remains unclear. We describe the management of six children with symptomatic CDC who did not respond to antifungal therapy. METHODS: The databases of the hematology-oncology departments of two tertiary pediatric medical centers were searched for all patients diagnosed with CDC from 2003 to 2015 who responded to corticosteroids after failing antifungal therapy...
November 14, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126579/chest-pain-as-a-manifestation-of-hypokalemia-in-a-pediatric-patient
#14
Jonathan S Schiffman
Patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain are common and a cause of significant concern to patients and families and physicians alike. The causes of chest pain are myriad. These causes span diverse categories including cardiovascular, respiratory, abdominal and gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, psychiatric, hematologic and oncologic, and neurologic Thull-Freedman (2010) [1]. These diverse etiologies present a diagnostic and management challenge to the ER physician who is tasked to minimize unnecessary diagnostics while not missing any significant disease...
November 7, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120691/therapeutic-advances-in-childhood-leukemia-and-lymphoma-tacl-overview-and-introduction-to-the-proceedings-of-the-2016-tacl-investigator-meeting
#15
Alan S Wayne, Erika Shin-Kashiyama, Richard Sposto, Paul Gaynon
Despite great success in the development of curative therapies for pediatric hematologic malignancies, new approaches are needed to overcome resistance to treatment and to reduce associated side effects. The Therapeutic Advances in Childhood Leukemia and Lymphoma (TACL) Consortium is an early phase clinical trial group dedicated to developing innovative therapies for currently incurable pediatric leukemias and lymphomas ( https://tacl.chla.usc.edu/tacl/ ). In November of 2016, a TACL Investigator Meeting was held, the proceedings of which appear in this edition of Pediatric Hematology Oncology...
November 9, 2017: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106702/hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-hpa-axis-suppression-after-treatment-with-glucocorticoid-therapy-for-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia
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Niki Rensen, Reinoud Jbj Gemke, Elvira C van Dalen, Joost Rotteveel, Gertjan Jl Kaspers
BACKGROUND: Glucocorticoids play a major role in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). However, supraphysiological doses can suppress the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. HPA axis suppression resulting in reduced cortisol response may cause an impaired stress response and an inadequate host defence against infection, which remain a cause of morbidity and death. Suppression commonly occurs in the first days after cessation of glucocorticoid therapy, but the exact duration is unclear...
November 6, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091344/the-59th-annual-meeting-of-the-japanese-society-of-pediatric-hematology-and-oncology-november-9-11
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November 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068565/the-american-society-of-pediatric-hematology-oncology-workforce-assessment-part-2-implications-for-fellowship-training
#18
P J Leavey, J M Hilden, D Matthews, C Dandoy, S M Badawy, M Shah, A S Wayne, J Hord
The American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO) solicited information from division directors and fellowship training program directors to capture pediatric hematology/oncology (PHO) specific workforce data of 6 years (2010-2015), in response to an increase in graduating fellows during that time. Observations included a stable number of physicians and advanced practice providers (APPs) in clinical PHO, an increased proportion of APPs hired compared to physicians, and an increase in training-level first career positions...
October 25, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068564/the-american-society-of-pediatric-hematology-oncology-workforce-assessment-part-1-current-state-of-the-workforce
#19
Jeffrey Hord, Mona Shah, Sherif M Badawy, Dana Matthews, Joanne Hilden, Alan S Wayne, Edward Salsberg, Patrick S Leavey
The American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO) recognized recent changes in medical practice and the potential impact on pediatric hematology-oncology (PHO) workforce. ASPHO surveyed society members and PHO Division Directors between 2010 and 2016 and studied PHO workforce data collected by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association to characterize the current state of the PHO workforce. The analysis of this information has led to a comprehensive description of PHO physicians, professional activities, and workplace...
October 25, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066337/clostridium-difficile-causing-pediatric-infections-new-findings-from-a-hospital-based-study-in-italy
#20
Patrizia Spigaglia, Fabrizio Barbanti, Elio Castagnola, Maria Cristina Diana, Luisa Pescetto, Roberto Bandettini
Recent studies support a change of Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs) epidemiology in pediatric patients. Since limited information is available about C. difficile in this population, we investigated the epidemiology of CDI in a large pediatric hospital that acts as reference centre in Italy and analyzed C. difficile isolates to identify the prevalent PCR-ribotypes (RTs), the binary toxin (CDT)-positive strains and the antibiotic susceptibility patterns. The CDI incidence was 6.6 cases/1000 admissions and the majority (92%) of CDI were healthcare-associated (47% occurred in the Hematology-Oncology and in the Gastroenterology units)...
October 21, 2017: Anaerobe
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