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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668136/-a-fatal-case-series-of-rocky-mountain-spotted-fever-in-sonora-m%C3%A3-xico
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Jesús Delgado-De la Mora, Jesús David Licona-Enríquez, Marcia Leyva-Gastélum, David Delgado-De la Mora, Adela Rascón-Alcantar, Gerardo Álvarez-Hernández
INTRODUCTION: Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a highly lethal infectious disease, particularly if specific treatment with doxycycline is given belatedly. OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical profile of fatal Rocky Mountain spotted fever cases in hospitalized patients in the state of Sonora, México. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study on a series of 47 deaths caused by Rickettsia rickettsii from 2013 to 2016. The diagnosis of Rocky Mountain spotted fever was confirmed in a single blood sample by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or by a four-fold increase in immunoglobulin G measured in paired samples analyzed by indirect immunofluorescence...
March 15, 2018: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667920/child-life-services-in-an-epilepsy-monitoring-unit
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Daniel B Lowenstein, Mackenzie C Cervenka, Lauren Mitchell, Noelle Stewart, Eric H Kossoff, Sarah A Kelley
The goal of this study was to determine the value of a certified child life specialist (CCLS) on the patient and staff experiences in an epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU). We integrated a CCLS into the EMU for all children as well as adults with intellectual disability. We surveyed families to determine the impact of child life services on their stay. EMU staff completed questionnaires to determine perceived impact to their job performance from the integration of the CCLS. All of the families (pediatric and adult patients) who responded to the survey reported the presence of the CCLS improved their hospital experience...
April 1, 2018: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667902/myocardial-protection-following-del-nido-cardioplegia-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery
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Debasish Panigrahi, Saibal Roychowdhury, Rahul Guhabiswas, Emmanuel Rupert, Mrinalendu Das, Pradeep Narayan
Background This study was designed to compare myocardial protection with del Nido cardioplegia and conventional blood cardioplegia in children undergoing cardiac surgery in Risk Adjustment for Congenital Heart Surgery categories 1 and 2. Methods Sixty patients were randomized into 2 groups receiving del Nido cardioplegia solution or conventional blood cardioplegia. Myocardial injury was assessed using biochemical markers (troponin I and creatine kinase-MB). Vasoactive-inotropic scores were calculated to compare inotropic requirements...
January 1, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667722/acute-myelogenous-leukemia-in-adolescents-and-young-adults
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REVIEW
Ursula Creutzig, Matthew A Kutny, Ronald Barr, Richard F Schlenk, Raul C Ribeiro
The incidence of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) increases progressively with age. Favorable genetic mutations are most prevalent in children, and unfavorable profiles increase proportionately in adolescents and young adults (AYA) and into later adulthood. Survival rates of AYA have improved over recent decades to 50-60%, but their accrual to clinical trials remains poor. In contrast to AYA with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the prognostic benefit for AYA with AML enrolled in pediatric compared with adult trials is minor and only seen when different protocols are used...
April 18, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667375/core-curriculum-to-facilitate-the-expansion-of-a-rheumatology-practice-to-include-nurse-practitioners-and-physician-assistants
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Benjamin J Smith, Marcy B Bolster, Barbara Slusher, Christine Stamatos, Jeanne R Scott, Heather Benham, Salahuddin Kazi, Elizabeth A Schlenk, Daniel E Schaffer, Vikas Majithia, Calvin R Brown, Joan M von Feldt, Joseph Flood, David M Haag, Karen L Smarr
OBJECTIVE: Due to an aging population, increasing prevalence of rheumatic disease, and a growing supply and demand gap of rheumatology providers, innovative solutions are needed to meet the needs of persons with rheumatic conditions. Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) have been identified as a group of health professionals who could help address the workforce shortage. The Executive Committee of the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP), a division of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), charged a task force to facilitate the preparation of NPs/PAs to work in a rheumatology practice setting...
April 17, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665727/changes-in-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infection-rates-among-children-with-immune-compromised-conditions-an-11-year-review
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Lauri A Linder, Cheryl Gerdy, Yeonjung Jo, Andrew Wilson
This article describes changes in central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates among common causative organisms over an 11-year period on a pediatric inpatient unit prior to and following CLABSI reduction strategies. The setting for this descriptive cohort design study was a 32-bed inpatient unit in a tertiary pediatric hospital serving children with immune compromised conditions, including cancer and recipients of hematopoietic stem cell and solid organ transplants. Between January 2006 and December 2016, 265 CLABSIs involving 189 patients were reported...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664918/effect-of-arm-position-presence-of-medical-devices-and-off-centering-during-acquisition-of-scout-image-on-automatic-tube-voltage-selection-and-current-modulation-in-pediatric-chest-ct
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Young Jin Ryu, Young Hun Choi, Jung-Eun Cheon, Ji Eun Park, Woo Sun Kim, In-One Kim
PURPOSE: To evaluate the patients' morphologic factors affecting radiation dose in pediatric chest CT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From November 2013 to May 2015, 315 pediatric chest CT scans were obtained using a CT scanner, and classified into 5 groups according to the patients' age. For each age group, the chest CT scans were divided into two subgroups. A cut-off value used was the 75th percentile of size-specific dose estimates (SSDE), age-specific diagnostic reference level (DRL): less than the 75th percentile of SSDE (Group A, n = 238) and greater than the 75th percentile of SSDE (Group B, n = 77)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664879/surgical-treatment-of-supracondylar-humeral-fractures-in-a-freestanding-ambulatory-surgery-center-is-as-safe-as-and-faster-and-more-cost-effective-than-in-a-children-s-hospital
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Carson M Rider, Victor Y Hong, Timothy J Westbrooks, Jiajing Wang, Benjamin W Sheffer, Derek M Kelly, David D Spence, John M Flynn, Jeffrey R Sawyer
BACKGROUND: Despite an 88% increase in the number of pediatric fractures treated in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) over a 10-year period, few studies have compared outcomes of fracture treatment performed in a freestanding ASC compared with those performed in the hospital (HOSP) or hospital outpatient department (HOPD). The purpose of this study was to compare clinical and radiographic outcomes, treatment times, and costs for treatment of Gartland type II supracondylar humeral (SCH) fracture in the ASC, HOSP, and HOPD...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664514/-damage-control-resuscitation-in-pediatric-severe-trauma
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Adriana Wegner Araya
INTRODUCTION: Trauma is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the pediatric population. It has the first place in mortality in our country without considering perinatal pathologies and congenital malformations. An important percentage of early and late deaths secondary to this cau se, as well as its sequelae, could be prevented with optimal and timely resuscitation. OBJECTIVE: To review the applicability of damage control resuscitation (DCR) in severe pediatric trauma, with emphasis on medical management...
February 2018: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663909/diagnosing-developmental-defects-of-enamel-pilot-study-of-online-training-and-accuracy
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Darya Dabiri, George J Eckert, Yihong Li, Kim Seow, Robert J Schroth, John Warren, J Timothy Wright, Shi Zhao, Margherita Fontana
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess dentists' ability to correctly identify and classify development defects of enamel (DDE). METHODS: The modified DDE (MDDE) index was used to classify enamel defects into two types: (1) enamel hypoplasia-pitted, grooved, or missing enamel; or (2) enamel opacity-translucency of enamel not caused by dental caries or fluorosis (can be either demarcated or diffuse). A panel of six experts selected and scored 36 images using the MDDE, and the consensus score was used as the gold standard score in the evaluation of survey respondents...
March 15, 2018: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662652/guided-bone-regeneration-using-a-bone-tissue-engineering-complex-consisting-of-a-poly-dl-lactide-membrane-and-bone-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Dahui Wang, Yifeng Lin, Lian Chen, Yueqiang Mo, Peng Huang, Ruixue Ma
Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is one of the most common diseases encountered in pediatric orthopedic departments. Current treatment strategies seek to improve acetabular coverage, the principal defect of acetabular dysplasia, but are not very successful. We developed a guided bone regeneration (GBR) strategy to improve acetabular coverage via bone tissue engineering (BTE). Poly- dl -lactide (PDLLA) membranes were seeded with bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) to form a BTE complex, which was then implanted into the superior margin of the acetabulum in a rabbit DDH model...
March 27, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662050/does-vitamin-d-affect-chronic-renal-allograft-function-in-pediatric-transplant-patients
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Brooke Wile, Elisa Yoo, Ana Catalina Alvarez Elias, Lakshmimathy Subramanian, Kathryn Eager, Ajay Parkesh Sharma, Guido Filler
BACKGROUND Correction of hypovitaminosis D is simple, but it is unclear whether it is associated with an accelerated decline of renal allograft function in pediatric renal transplantation patients. This retrospective single center cohort study aimed at analyzing the effect of vitamin D and covariates on the slope of 1/creatinine after the first year. MATERIAL AND METHODS After ethics committee approval, 37 (14 male) pediatric renal transplant recipients on mycophenolate mofetil, who were followed between 2006 and 2014, were included in this study...
April 17, 2018: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661609/assessing-the-effect-of-an-educational-intervention-on-nurses-and-patient-care-assistants-comprehension-and-documentation-of-functional-ability-in-pediatric-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Katherine M Bernier, Megan Strobel, Ruth Lucas
PURPOSE: In 2014, the Youth Acute Pain Functional Ability Questionnaire (YAPFAQ) was developed to investigate patient's self-rated functional ability during times of acute pain in the inpatient clinical setting. Although it has great potential, the application of this tool has not been made a standard of care. The purpose of this multiple methods study was to determine if, through an educational intervention, hospital staff could consistently document the YAPFAQ in children with sickle cell disease (SCD) during a vaso-occlusive episode...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661514/to-train-or-not-to-train-admission-of-pediatricians-into-pediatric-rehabilitation-medicine-fellowships
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EDITORIAL
Louise Spierre, Robert Rinaldi, Sam S H Wu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660967/a-call-for-implementing-preferred-practices-for-brain-injury-screening-in-youth-to-improve-transition
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Drew A Nagele, Melissa McCart, Stephen R Hooper
BACKGROUND: It is vital to engage in systematic screening to identify and serve children who may have sustained an acquired brain injury (ABI) - either traumatic or non-traumatic, so they can be successfully transitioned between environments and life stages. This is particularly important for children and adolescents given the impact an ABI can have on learning and social functioning over the course of the neurodevelopmental process. A pattern of repeated, undiagnosed mild brain injuries may lead to mood or behavior disorders, learning problems...
April 7, 2018: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660959/application-of-clean-intermittent-catheterization-for-neurogenic-bladder-in-infants-less-than-1-year-old
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Yanwei Li, Yibo Wen, Xiangfei He, Yunlong Li, Junwei Wu, Jinjin Feng, Qingwei Wang, Jianguo Wen
BACKGROUND: Neurogenic bladder (NB) is a common pediatric urological disease caused by a variety of neurological pathologies. Clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) has been the preferred method to empty bladder. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of CIC on preserving bladder and upper urinary tract function in infants less than 1 year old with NB. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted on 76 infants with NB. Patients were divided into two groups according to treatment initiation: the early CIC group (ECG) (<1 year old) and the late CIC group (LCG) (>3 years old)...
April 7, 2018: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660797/repair-of-a-giant-omphalocele-in-an-infant-with-a-pericardial-implant-crosslinked-with-oligourethane
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Juan Vargas-Mancilla, María A Torrero-Serrato, Aarón J Palacios-Rodríguez, Gloria B Rodríguez-de León, Metzeri I Montes-Rodríguez, Birzabith Mendoza-Novelo
The giant omphalocele (GO) represents a challenge for the pediatric surgeon in its management and wall abdominoplasty. Here, we report the outcome of a case in which a GO in a newborn patient was repaired with an implant derived from decellularized bovine pericardium crosslinked with oligourethane. The implantation time was extended for 6 months. This was then followed up by the retrieval of the implant and the subsequent reconstruction in a second surgical time by the closure of the abdominal wall fascia...
April 16, 2018: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660358/a-table-mounted-cardiopulmonary-bypass-system-for-pediatric-cardiac-surgery
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Ana Claudia B A Costa, Darren R Parham, Justin E Ashley, Khanh H Nguyen
Systemic inflammatory response and hemodilution are prominent factors associated with cardiopulmonary bypass and result in increased morbidity and mortality in children. Miniaturized systems have evolved in order to decrease such effects and restrict use of blood products, especially in the neonatal population. We have developed a table mounted cardiopulmonary bypass system that allows closer proximity of the system to the patient with consequent decrease in priming volumes, hemodilution, its associated effects and contributes to the development into an ideally bloodless surgical approach...
April 13, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660323/nationwide-trends-in-acute-and-chronic-pancreatitis-among-privately-insured-children-and-non-elderly-adults-in-the-united-states-2007-2014
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Zachary M Sellers, Donna MacIsaac, Helen Yu, Melody Dehghan, Ke-You Zhang, Rachel Bensen, Jessie J Wong, Cindy Kin, K T Park
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Epidemiologic analyses of acute and chronic pancreatitis (AP and CP) provide insight into causes and strategies for prevention, and affect allocation of resources to its study and treatment. We sought to determine current and accurate incidences of AP and CP, along with the prevalence of CP, in children and adults in the United States. METHODS: We collected data from the Truven MarketScan Research Databases of commercial inpatient and outpatient insurance claims in the United States from 2007 through 2014 (patients 0-64 years old)...
April 13, 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659994/resident-and-staff-satisfaction-of-pediatric-graduate-medical-education-training-on-transition-to-adult-care-of-medically-complex-patients
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Matthew Weeks, Brandon Cole, Eric Flake, Daniel Roy
Introduction: This study aims to describe the quantity and satisfaction current residents and experienced pediatricians have with graduate medical education on transitioning medically complex patients to adult care. There is an increasing need for transitioning medically complex adolescents to adult care. Over 90% now live into adulthood and require transition to adult healthcare providers. The 2010 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs found that only 40% of youth 12-17 yr receive the necessary services to appropriately transition to adult care...
April 11, 2018: Military Medicine
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