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Apeksha Chaturvedi, R A C Dilhani Ranasinghe, Abhishek Chaturvedi, Steven P Meyers
BACKGROUND: Lesions involving the outer cortical surface of the bone occur quite often among children. Broadly, these include benign cortical, juxtacortical and periarticular lesions, dysplasias affecting the cortical bone, regional and diffuse periosteal pathology and malignant tumours. Some of these lesions are unique to the paediatric population; others are more frequently seen among children than adults - yet others have an adult predilection but can occasionally be seen in children...
October 19, 2016: Insights Into Imaging
Edmund Ndudi Ossai, Kenechi Anderson Uwakwe, Uchenna Chidi Anyanwagu, Ntat Charles Ibiok, Benedict Ndubueze Azuogu, Ngozi Ekeke
BACKGROUND: In resource-poor settings with low doctor-population ratio, there is need for equitable distribution of healthcare workforce. The specialty preferences of medical students determine the future composition of physician workforce hence its relevance in career guidance, healthcare planning and policy formulation. This study was aimed at determining the specialty preferences of final year medical students in medical schools of southeast Nigeria, the gender differences in choice of specialty and the availability of career guidance to the students during the period of training...
October 4, 2016: BMC Medical Education
M Khalid-Raja, K Tzifa
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the activity of paediatric otolaryngology services required for children with Down's syndrome in a tertiary referral centre. METHODS: A review of the paediatric otolaryngology input for children with Down's syndrome was performed; data were obtained from the coding department for a two-year period and compared with other surgical specialties. RESULTS: Between June 2011 and May 2013, 106 otolaryngology procedures were performed on children with Down's syndrome...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
Jason C H Chiang, David W Ellison
Advances in our understanding of the biology of paediatric central nervous system (CNS) tumours have encouraged pathologists to use molecular markers alongside histopathological analysis for disease classification or prognostication and treatment stratification. In this article, we review molecular genetic alterations in paediatric CNS tumours, including those in low-grade and high-grade gliomas, ependymomas, and embryonal tumours. Some of these molecular changes with clinicopathological utility have been used for the first time in the most recent edition of the World Health Organization (WHO) classification of CNS tumours to define entities like ependymoma, RELA fusion-positive or diffuse midline glioma, H3 K27M-mutant...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Pathology
Teodoro Durá-Travé, Isabel San Martin-García, Fidel Gallinas-Victoriano, Ibone Vaquero Iñigo, Aida González-Benavides
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the prevalence of malnutrition among paediatric patients at the time of hospital admission throughout a calendar year in a tertiary-level hospital and to identify those patients and/or groups of pathologies with a higher risk of malnutrition. DESIGN: Observational (retrospective evaluation of nutrition status). SETTING: Navarra Hospital Complex, Pamplona, Spain. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 852 patients hospitalised in 2013 in a Spanish tertiary-level paediatric hospital (462 males and 390 females)...
September 2016: JRSM Open
Oliver Fuchs, Thomas Bahmer, Klaus F Rabe, Erika von Mutius
Asthma is the most prevalent chronic respiratory disease both in children and adults and resembles a complex syndrome rather than a single disease. Different methods have been developed to better characterise distinct asthma phenotypes in childhood and adulthood. In studies of adults, most phenotyping relies on biomaterials from the lower airways; however, this information is missing in paediatric studies because of restricted accessibility. Few patients show symptoms throughout childhood, adolescence, and adulthood...
September 22, 2016: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
Sébastien Julliand, Noëlla Lodé
The paediatric mobile emergency and intensive care service care teams have expertise in taking care of children in life-threatening circumstances. At the Robert-Debré Hospital in Paris, the paediatric Smur is multi-skilled, specialising particularly in transporting neonates and infants with severe cardiac or respiratory difficulties. The pathologies handled are very varied and include both neonatal pathologies and trauma pathologies in older children.
September 2016: Soins. Pédiatrie, Puériculture
Philip Blasto Ooko, Patricia Wambua, Mark Oloo, Agneta Odera, Hillary Mariko Topazian, Russell White
INTRODUCTION: Intestinal obstruction (IO) occurs when there is impedance to the flow of intestinal contents due to a congenital or acquired pathology, and is a common paediatric surgical emergency. This study aimed to assess the pattern and outcome of paediatric IO in western Kenya. METHODS: A retrospective review of all recorded cases of mechanical IO in patients aged 15 years or below admitted at Tenwek Hospital between January 2009 and December 2013. RESULTS: The cohort included a total of 217 children (130 boys and 87 girls)...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
Emma Fosbury, Elwira Szychot, Olga Slater, Mary Mathias, Keith Sibson
Wilms tumour (WT) is the commonest primary malignant renal tumour of childhood. Acquired von Willebrand syndrome (avWS) is a well-described paraneoplastic phenomenon, but it is uncommon and may not be detected until clinically significant bleeding is encountered during interventional procedures. Previous studies on small cohorts of patients have determined an incidence of between 4 and 8%. We have performed a retrospective study on cases of WT presenting over an 11.5-year period to a paediatric haematology/oncology unit in a tertiary referral centre to review the incidence of avWS, bleeding phenotype, management, and response to treatment of the primary pathology...
September 12, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Vasileios Rafailidis, Annamaria Deganello, Tom Watson, Paul S Sidhu, Maria E Sellars
Contrast-enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) represents a complementary technique to grey-scale and colour Doppler ultrasonography (US) which allows for real-time visualization and characterization of tissue perfusion. Its inherent advantages in the child makes US an ideal imaging modality; repeatability and good tolerance along with the avoidance of computed tomography (CT), a source of ionizing radiation, renders US imaging desirable. Although currently paediatric CEUS is principally used in an "off-label" manner, US contrast agents have received regulatory approval for assessment of paediatric focal liver lesions in the United States of America...
September 9, 2016: British Journal of Radiology
Lauren J Taylor, Valsamma Eapen, Murray T Maybery, Sue Midford, Jessica Paynter, Lyndsay Quarmby, Timothy Smith, Katrina Williams, Andrew J O Whitehouse
OBJECTIVES: There is currently no agreed Australian standard for the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) even though there are specific diagnostic services available. We suspected inconsistency in the diagnostic practices of health professionals in Australia and aimed to assess these practices across the nation by surveying all relevant professional groups. DESIGN: In this study, we completed a survey of 173 health professionals whose clinical practice includes participating in the diagnostic process for ASD in Australia...
2016: BMJ Open
Harriet Hiscock, Margie H Danchin, Daryl Efron, Alisha Gulenc, Stephen Hearps, Gary L Freed, Prescilla Perera, Melissa Wake
AIM: In adult medicine, rates of investigation and prescribing appear to be increasing. Such information is lacking for paediatrics. We audited Australian paediatricians' practices in 2013 to determine changes since 2008 in: (i) conditions seen; (ii) consultation duration; (iii) imaging and pathology ordered; and (iv) prescribing. METHODS: This is a patient-level prospective audit of paediatricians' secondary care practice. Between November and December 2013, members of the Australian Paediatric Research Network were invited to complete standardised forms for 100 consecutive patients or all patients seen over 2 weeks, whichever was completed first...
September 4, 2016: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Paolo Del Rio, Chiara Montana Montana, Giulia Mingardi, Giovanna Piva, Mario Sianesi, Luigi Corcione
BACKGROUND: The incidence of thyroid carcinoma goes from 0.5 to 10 cases on 100.000, depending on the country, the context and purpose of the study. The high incidence of differentiated thyroid tumor is continuously growing. While most malignant pathologies affect the adults, a proportion of 1-2 % of paediatric population is affected by solitary nodule, of which some are malignant cancers. Studying thyroid malignant cancer, the most sensitive and accurate imaging technique is the colorDoppler ultrasounds...
September 2, 2016: Minerva Endocrinologica
Henning Fiegel, Stefan Gfroerer, Udo Rolle
: Intussusception is the most clinically relevant cause of bowel obstruction in infancy and can be idiopathic or occur as a result of pathological lead points. The incidence of these pathological lead points varies from 0.3 to 20%, and they can be mucosal, intramural or extrinsic structures. A systematic literature review was performed from 1998 to 2016 to evaluate the incidence and types of pathological lead points in paediatric intussusception, and this identified 31 epidemiological and retrospective case cohort studies, reviews and case reports...
November 2016: Acta Paediatrica
Dale L Smith, David Gozal, Scott J Hunter, Mona F Philby, Jaeson Kaylegian, Leila Kheirandish-Gozal
Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in children has been associated with inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity, but the associations between SDB severity and the type and severity of behavioural disruption are unclear.1022 children aged 5-7 years old prospectively underwent sleep studies and behavioural assessments through completion of standardised instruments. Participants were subdivided into four categorical groups based on the apnoea-hypopnoea index (AHI; measured per hour of total sleep time (hTST)), i...
September 1, 2016: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
Gabriel Olabiyi Ogun, Amos Olufemi Adeleye, Taiwo Olabimpe Babatunde, Olufunmilola Abimbola Ogun, Ayodeji Salami, Biobele Jotham Brown, Effiong Akang
INTRODUCTION: Contrary to some earlier teachings that central nervous system (CNS) tumours are uncommon in black children, these neoplasms are the fourth most common paediatric tumours in Ibadan. Our centre is the major referral centre for CNS tumours in Nigeria. The last major study of paediatric CNS neoplasms from Ibadan was in 1985. An update of the data on paediatric CNS neoplasms at our centre is presented. METHODS: A retrospective review of all histologically diagnosed CNS tumours in children (0-14 years) from January 2001 to December 2010 from the database of the Department of Pathology, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria was done...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
Tank Gyaneshwar, Rustagi Nitesh, Tomar Sagar, Kothiyal Pranav, Nitesh Rustagi
PURPOSE: Literature suggests that the lower modulus of elasticity of titanium makes it ideal for use in children compared with stainless steel. Better fracture stability was observed in association with titanium nails on torsional and axial compression testing. However, stainless steel nails are stiffer than titanium counterparts, which may provide a rigid construct when fixing paediatric femoral shaft fractures. Complications have been observed more frequently by various researchers when titanium nails are used for fracture fixation in patients with increasing age or weight...
August 1, 2016: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
I Martinez-Albaladejo, M Prochazkova, I Perez-Sebastian, B Bernardino-Cuesta, C Martinez-Ferrandez, O M Suarez-Traba, M Budke, J J Garcia-Penas
INTRODUCTION: Syringomyelia is defined as a cavity containing cerebrospinal fluid inside the spinal cord. AIM: To describe the clinical characteristics of a series of patients with syringomyelia, as well as its diagnosis and treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective descriptive study by reviewing the medical records at our centre. RESULTS: We reviewed 25 patients diagnosed with syringomyelia. In five cases, the diagnosis was reached casually, and eight of them presented a previous severe pathology (tumour, bone or vascular)...
September 1, 2016: Revista de Neurologia
S A R Nouraei, E Mucmur, A Dias, C R Butler, R Nandi, M J Eliott, R Hewitt
OBJECTIVE: To validate the airway-dyspnoea-voice-swallow (ADVS) instrument as a disease-specific patient-reported outcome measure in paediatric laryngotracheal stenosis. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: A quaternary referral centre for complex airway disease. PARTICIPANTS: Forty eight patients (30 males) with a means age of 49±49 months who underwent laryngotracheal surgery or microlaryngosocpy and bronchoscopy (MLB) following laryngotracheal surgery...
August 20, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Susan C Shelmerdine, Derek J Roebuck, Alexander J Towbin, Kieran McHugh
Liver tumours are fortunately rare in children. Benign tumours such as haemangiomas and cystic mesenchymal hamartomas are typically seen in infancy, often before 6 months of age. After that age, malignant hepatic tumours increase in frequency. The differentiation of a malignant from benign lesion on imaging can often negate the need for biopsy. Ultrasound is currently the main screening tool for suspected liver pathology, and is ideally suited for evaluation of hepatic lesions in children due to their generally small size...
2016: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
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