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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324185/diameters-and-bone-thickness-at-the-margin-of-the-foramen-magnum-in-dry-skulls-from-pediatric-population-a-cross-sectional-anatomical-study
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Marina Raguz, Pero Hrabac, Dora Sedmak, Miroslav Gjurasin, Natasa Kovacic
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to estimate the size and bone thickness at the margin of the foramen magnum in a pediatric population. METHODS: Sixty occipital bone specimens from the collection of macerated skulls at the Department of Anatomy, University of Zagreb, were examined and measured using a vernier scale/caliper. For the purpose of analysis, specimens were divided into two age groups: 1-6 years and 7-18 years of age (before and after the fusion of ossification centers in the occipital bone)...
March 21, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324046/characteristics-of-pediatric-vs-adult-pheochromocytomas-and-paragangliomas
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Christina Pamporaki, Barbora Hamplova, Mirko Peitzsch, Aleksander Prejbisz, Felix Beuschlein, Henri J L M Timmers, Martin Fassnacht, Barbara Klink, Maya Lodish, Constantine A Stratakis, Angela Huebner, Stephanie Fliedner, Mercedes Robledo, Richard O Sinnott, Andrzej Januszewicz, Karel Pacak, Graeme Eisenhofer
Context: Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (PPGLs) in children are often hereditary and may present with different characteristics compared to adults. Hereditary PPGLs can be separated into two groups: cluster 1 and cluster 2 tumors due to mutations impacting hypoxia and kinase receptor signaling pathways respectively. Objective: To identify differences in presentation of PPGLs between children and adults. Design: A retrospective cross-sectional clinical study...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323747/supporting-a-youth-with-cerebellar-ataxia-into-adolescence
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Veronica Meneses, Zurisadai Gonzalez-Castillo, Veronica B Edgar, Marilyn Augustyn
Zoe, a 13-year-old white girl, presents as a new patient to your pediatric clinic with complaints of frequent emesis, anxiety, and learning problems, and previous diagnosis of cerebellar ataxia. Parents accompany Zoe and state, "it is really hard for her to go out, she gets sick and falls easily." She was born full term by vaginal delivery without complications. Given globally delayed milestones, she received early intervention services. Feeding problems began at infancy, including gastroesophageal reflux and aspiration pneumonia...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319673/the-effect-of-montelukast-on-mild-persistent-osa-after-adenotonsillectomy-in-children-a-preliminary-study
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Bing Wang, Jia Liang
This study sought to evaluate the treatment effect of montelukast in children with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) after tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy (T&A). Fifty-eight children with persistent OSA after T&A were included and randomly divided into 2 groups: one group was administered montelukast for 12 weeks, and the other received no treatment. Clinical information, such as the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) and nadir oxyhemoglobin saturation (nadir SpO2), was recorded. Symptoms of OSA were evaluated using the validated Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire (PSQ)...
March 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319568/predictive-value-of-intraoperative-troponin-i-elevation-in-pediatric-living-donor-liver-transplant-recipients-with-biliary-atresia
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Mingwei Sheng, Yuanbang Lin, Yiqi Weng, Rubin Xu, Ying Sun, Wenli Yu, Hongyin Du
BACKGROUND: Pediatric living donor liver transplantation is associated with slight alteration in cardiac enzymes without ongoing acute cardiac injury, but available information about the significance of these changes is limited. The aims of this study were to analyze the link between the anomalies of intraoperative serum cardiac troponin I (cTnI) and acute lung injury during the first week after liver transplantation. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 123 children suffered from biliary atresia were enrolled...
March 18, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319562/translating-biomarkers-from-research-to-clinical-use-in-pediatric-neurocritical-care-focus-on-traumatic-brain-injury-and-cardiac-arrest
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Andrew J Prout, Michael S Wolf, Ericka L Fink
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and cardiac arrest are important causes of morbidity and mortality in children. Improved diagnosis and outcome prognostication using validated biomarkers could allow clinicians to better tailor therapies for optimal efficacy. RECENT FINDINGS: Contemporary investigation has yielded plentiful biomarker candidates of central nervous system (CNS) injury, including macromolecules, genetic, inflammatory, oxidative, and metabolic biomarkers...
March 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319472/infective-endocarditis-in-children-an-update
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Garth Dixon, Georgi Christov
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Infective endocarditis in children remains a clinical challenge. Here, we review the impact of the updated 2015 American Heart Association and European Society of Cardiology guidelines on management as well as the significance of the new predisposing factors, diagnostic and treatment options, and the impact of the 2007-2008 change in prophylaxis recommendations. RECENT FINDINGS: The new 2015 infective endocarditis guidelines introduced the endocarditis team, added the new imaging modalities of computer tomography and PET-computer tomography into the diagnostic criteria and endorsed the concept of safety of relatively early surgical treatment...
March 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319448/rationale-and-design-of-a-phase-1-clinical-trial-to-evaluate-hsv-g207-alone-or-with-a-single-radiation-dose-in-children-with-progressive-or-recurrent-malignant-supratentorial-brain-tumors
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Alicia M Waters, James M Johnston, Alyssa T Reddy, John Fiveash, Avi Madan-Swain, Kara Kachurak, Asim K Bag, G Yancey Gillespie, James M Markert, Gregory K Friedman
Primary central nervous system tumors are the most common solid neoplasm of childhood and the leading cause of cancer-related death in pediatric patients. Survival rates for children with malignant supratentorial brain tumors are poor despite aggressive treatment with combinations of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, and survivors often suffer from damaging lifelong sequelae from current therapies. Novel innovative treatments are greatly needed. One promising new approach is the use of a genetically engineered, conditionally replicating herpes simplex virus (HSV) that has shown tumor-specific tropism and potential efficacy in the treatment of malignant brain tumors...
March 2017: Human Gene Therapy. Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318439/focused-assessment-with-sonography-in-trauma-fast-in-2017-what-radiologists-can-learn
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John R Richards, John P McGahan
Focused assessment with sonography in trauma (FAST) has been extensively utilized and studied in blunt and penetrating trauma for the past 3 decades. Prior to FAST, invasive procedures such as diagnostic peritoneal lavage and exploratory laparotomy were commonly utilized to diagnose intraabdominal injury. Today the FAST examination has evolved into a more comprehensive study of the abdomen, heart, chest, and inferior vena cava, and many variations in technique, protocols, and interpretation exist. Trauma management strategies such as laparotomy, laparoscopy, endoscopy, computed tomographic angiography, angiographic intervention, serial imaging, and clinical observation have also changed over the years...
April 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318051/atopic-dermatitis-in-israeli-adolescents-from-1998-to-2013-trends-in-time-and-association-with-migraine
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Rony Shreberk-Hassidim, Ayal Hassidim, Yoav Gronovich, Adam Dalal, Vered Molho-Pessach, Abraham Zlotogorski
BACKGROUND: Recent data have shown an increasing occurrence of atopic dermatitis (AD) in children and adolescents, as well as in adults. Most of the epidemiologic research on AD is limited to pediatric and youth populations and is based on self-reported questionnaires. METHODS: A nationwide, population-based, cross-sectional retrospective study of adolescents with AD was performed to estimate its prevalence, trends, and association with demographic factors and comorbidities...
March 20, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316901/symptomatic-parietal-intradiploic-encephalocele-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Chen Shi, Bruno Flores, Stephen Fisher, Samuel L Barnett
Encephalocele is a rare condition that consists of herniation of cerebral matter through openings of dura and skull. A majority of encephaloceles are congenital and manifest in childhood. We present a case of a 45-year-old man presenting with contralateral hemiparesis and found to have an extremely rare phenomenon of a symptomatic posttraumatic parietal intradiploic encephalocele (IE) manifesting 36 years following pediatric traumatic head injury. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging confirmed herniation of brain tissue into the intradiploic space...
January 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315128/rapid-influenza-diagnostic-tests-improve-suitability-of-antiviral-treatment-in-hospitalized-children
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Aneta Nitsch-Osuch, Ernest Kuchar, Izabela Gołębiak, Krzysztof Kanecki, Patryk Tarka, Lidia Brydak
Influenza may have a complicated course in young children. The aim of the study was to analyze the suitability of influenza treatment among children younger than 5 years hospitalized due to an influenza-like illness. We conducted a comparison of the treatment among children hospitalized in two consecutive years: 2015, when no rapid influenza diagnostic tests (RIDT) were in use, and 2016, when RIDT were implemented into a routine practice in the pediatric ward. In both seasons, nasopharyngeal swabs were collected and examined with real time qRT-PCR...
March 18, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314534/total-cavopulmonary-connection-with-a-new-bioabsorbable-vascular-graft-first-clinical-experience
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Leo A Bockeria, Oleg Svanidze, Alex Kim, Konstantin Shatalov, Vladimir Makarenko, Martijn Cox, Thierry Carrel
OBJECTIVES: To assess safety and clinical performance of a novel bioabsorbable vascular graft in pediatric patients with univentricular cardiac malformation who received surgical correction via an extracardiac cavopulmonary conduit. METHODS: The implanted graft material is designed to attract patient's own cells and proteins, which trigger a cascade of physiological events leading to endogenous tissue restoration. As the graft resorbs progressively after implantation, components of native tissue including collagen, endothelial lining, and capillary blood vessels develop and organize into a natural tissue...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306716/localization-and-diagnosis-framework-for-pediatric-cataracts-based-on-slit-lamp-images-using-deep-features-of-a-convolutional-neural-network
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Xiyang Liu, Jiewei Jiang, Kai Zhang, Erping Long, Jiangtao Cui, Mingmin Zhu, Yingying An, Jia Zhang, Zhenzhen Liu, Zhuoling Lin, Xiaoyan Li, Jingjing Chen, Qianzhong Cao, Jing Li, Xiaohang Wu, Dongni Wang, Haotian Lin
Slit-lamp images play an essential role for diagnosis of pediatric cataracts. We present a computer vision-based framework for the automatic localization and diagnosis of slit-lamp images by identifying the lens region of interest (ROI) and employing a deep learning convolutional neural network (CNN). First, three grading degrees for slit-lamp images are proposed in conjunction with three leading ophthalmologists. The lens ROI is located in an automated manner in the original image using two successive applications of Candy detection and the Hough transform, which are cropped, resized to a fixed size and used to form pediatric cataract datasets...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306631/thermoregulate-autoregulate-and-ventilate-brain-directed-critical-care-for-pediatric-cardiac-arrest
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Jonathan E Kurz, Craig M Smith, Mark S Wainwright
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardiac arrest in childhood is associated with a high risk for mortality and poor long-term functional outcome. This review discusses the current evidence for neuroprotective therapies and goals for postarrest care in the context of the pathophysiology of hypoxic-ischemic injury, modalities for neurologic prognostication in these children and potential future monitoring paradigms for maximizing cerebral perfusion in the postarrest period. RECENT FINDINGS: The recent publication of the in-hospital and out-of-hospital Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest trials demonstrated a lack of statistically significant benefit for the use of postarrest therapeutic hypothermia...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304320/optimal-radiologic-position-of-an-umbilical-venous-catheter-tip-as-determined-by-echocardiography-in-very-low-birth-weight-newborns
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B C F Karber, J Nielsen, D Balsam, C Messina, D Davidson
OBJECTIVE: To compare chest X-ray with echocardiogram (ECHO) in the localization of an umbilical venous catheter (UVC) tip in very low birth weight infants (VLBW). Secondary objectives determined the association between techniques for tip placement by the vertebral body level on X-ray, as well as the length of the thoracic inferior vena cava-right atrial (TIVC-RA) junction by ECHO. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, sequentially enrolled, masked, single regional perinatal center study...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303061/polymorphisms-of-insulin-receptor-substrate-2-are-putative-biomarkers-for-pediatric-medulloblastoma-considering-the-genetic-susceptibility-and-pathological-diagnoses
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Wang Baocheng, Yang Zhao, Wei Meng, Yipeng Han, Jiajia Wang, Feili Liu, Shengying Qin, Jie Ma
Molecular profiling subgrouped medulloblastoma (MB) into four subtypes featured by distinct footprints. However, germline studies on genetic susceptibility in Chinese population have not been reported. To investigate the correlation of polymorphisms involved in the AKT signaling pathway with clinicopathological parameters in pediatric MB, and their contribution to the clinical outcome, we performed a case-controlled cohort consisting of 48 patients with pediatric MB and 190 healthy controls from Han population...
February 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302286/viscoelastic-hemostatic-assays-in-the-management-of-the-pediatric-trauma-patient
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Christine M Leeper, Barbara A Gaines
Viscoelastic hemostatic assays (VHA), such as TEG and ROTEM, are whole blood tests that depict functional coagulation both numerically and graphically. The development of rapid VHA technology, which allows for the first data points to result within minutes of test initiation, has increased the utility of these tests in the treatment of trauma patients. Both adult and pediatric centers have integrated VHAs into trauma resuscitation and transfusion protocols. Literature regarding the use of VHAs for injured children is limited...
February 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302211/-sodium-taurocholate-cotransporting-polypeptide-deficiency-manifesting-as-cholestatic-jaundice-in-early-infancy-a-complicated-case-study
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Yuan-Zong Song, Mei Deng
Sodium taurocholate cotransporting polypeptide (NTCP) deficiency is caused by SLC10A1 mutations impairing the NTCP function to uptake plasma bile salts into the hepatocyte. Thus far, patients with NTCP deficiency were rarely reported. The patient in this paper was a 5-month-19-day male infant with the complaint of jaundiced skin and sclera for 5.5 months as well as abnormal liver function revealed over 4 months. His jaundice was noticed on the second day after birth, and remained visible till his age of 1 month and 13 days, when a liver function test unveiled markedly elevated total, direct and indirect bilirubin as well as total bile acids (TBA)...
March 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300937/analysis-of-voice-related-quality-of-life-in-children
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Bárbara Oliveira Souza, Raquel Buzelin Nunes, Amélia Augusta de Lima Friche, Ana Cristina Côrtes Gama
Purpose: To analyze the voice-related quality of life of children with dysphonia and without voice disorders in a population sample of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. Methods: Study participants were 420 children, 98 with dysphonia and 322 without voice disorders, aged six to 10 years, enrolled in public and private elementary schools. The random sample was divided into two groups: dysphonic children (study group - SG) and children without vocal disorders (control group - CG)...
March 13, 2017: CoDAS
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