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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218961/the-hemocue-wbc-diff-system-could-be-used-for-leucocyte-and-neutrophil-counts-but-not-for-full-differential-counts
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Malgorzata Karawajczyk, Saba Haile, Magnus Grabski, Anders Larsson
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the HemoCue WBC DIFF system for point of care testing of fingerstick samples from paediatric patients. METHODS: We analysed 158 white blood cell counts on both the point of care HemoCue WBC DIFF instrument and the Cell Dyn Sapphire cell counter used by our central laboratory and compared the results. The measurements were performed using fingerstick samples drawn by nurses working in paediatric emergency and paediatric oncology units...
February 20, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197949/the-impact-of-next-generation-sequencing-on-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-epilepsy-in-paediatric-patients
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Davide Mei, Elena Parrini, Carla Marini, Renzo Guerrini
Next-generation sequencing (NGS) has contributed to the identification of many monogenic epilepsy syndromes and is favouring earlier and more accurate diagnosis in a subset of paediatric patients with epilepsy. The cumulative information emerging from NGS studies is rapidly changing our comprehension of the relations between early-onset severe epilepsy and the associated neurological impairment, progressively delineating specific entities previously gathered under the umbrella definition of epileptic encephalopathies, thereby influencing treatment choices and limiting the most aggressive drug regimens only to those conditions that are likely to actually benefit from them...
February 14, 2017: Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160937/a-review-of-our-experience-in-phonosurgery-in-children
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Mikel Landa, Idoia Palicio, Leire Álvarez, Zuriñe Martínez
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Dysphonia is a common problem in children, especially those of school age. Exploration of vocal folds is often difficult and less accurate in children. The most frequent lesions found in children with chronic dysphonia are vocal nodules, followed by epidermoid cysts and other congenital lesions, such as sulci and mucosal bridges. The treatment is multidisciplinary and it is fundamentally based on vocal rehabilitation. We indicate surgical treatment in children older than 9 years of age for whom the problem persists after rehabilitation, especially if we suspect a congenital lesion of the vocal fold...
February 1, 2017: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148335/a-pediatric-cardiology-fellowship-boot-camp-improves-trainee-confidence
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Catherine K Allan, Paul Tannous, Elizabeth DeWitt, Michael Farias, Laura Mansfield, Christina Ronai, David Schidlow, Stephen P Sanders, James E Lock, Jane W Newburger, David W Brown
: Introduction New paediatric cardiology trainees are required to rapidly assimilate knowledge and gain clinical skills to which they have limited or no exposure during residency. The Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Boot Camp (PCBC) at Boston Children's Hospital was designed to provide incoming fellows with an intensive exposure to congenital cardiac pathology and a broad overview of major areas of paediatric cardiology practice. METHODS: The PCBC curriculum was designed by core faculty in cardiac pathology, echocardiography, electrophysiology, interventional cardiology, exercise physiology, and cardiac intensive care...
December 2016: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135773/epidemiological-study-of-paediatric-germ-cell-tumours-revealed-the-incidence-and-distribution-that-was-expected-but-a-low-mortality-rate
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Madeline Evers, Catherine Rechnitzer, Niels Graem, Peder Skov Wehner, Henrik Schroeder, Steen Rosthoej, Christiane Hammershaimb Mosbech, Christina Engel Hoei-Hansen, Astrid Sehested, Taryn D Treger, Jesper Brok
AIM: Germ cell tumours (GCTs) are a rare heterogeneous tumour group derived from primordial germ cells, which can be benign or malignant and occur in the gonads or extragonadally. This study mapped the paediatric GCTs in Denmark from 1984-2013 to study the incidence and outcome. METHODS: We identified paediatric GCTs from the Danish Childhood Cancer and National Pathology Registries and reviewed the case records for patient characteristics, tumour characteristics and clinical outcome...
January 30, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127386/the-surgical-pathology-laboratory-in-mwanza-tanzania-a-survey-on-the-reproducibility-of-diagnoses-after-the-first-years-of-autonomous-activity
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R Tumino, P F Rambau, F Callea, L Leoncini, R Monaco, J Kahima, V Stracca Pansa, L Viberti, D Amadori, P Giovenali, K A Mteta
BACKGROUND: In 2000, an Italian non-governmental organisation (NGO) began a 9-year project to establish a surgical pathology laboratory at the Bugando Medical Centre (BMC) in Mwanza, Tanzania, a country with a low Human Development Index (HDI), and as of 2009, the laboratory was operating autonomously. The present survey aims to evaluate the reproducibility of histological and cytological diagnoses assigned in the laboratory's early years of autonomous activity. We selected a random sample of 196 histological and cytological diagnoses issued in 2010-2011 at the BMC surgical pathology laboratory...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107788/the-indications-and-role-of-paediatric-bronchoscopy-in-a-developing-country-with-high-prevalence-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis-and-hiv
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Irwin Webster, Pierre Goussard, Robert Gie, Jacques Janson, Gawie Rossouw
BACKGROUND: Bronchoscopy, an important investigation for the diagnosis and management of respiratory diseases, is widely used in high income countries. There is limited information on value of paediatric bronchoscopy in low and middle income countries (LMIC). AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Aim was to describe the indications, findings and complications of bronchoscopy in a middle income country with a high prevalence of tuberculosis and HIV. METHODOLOGY: A retrospective analysis of a database over a 3...
January 20, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091357/assessment-of-the-need-for-a-cardiac-morphology-curriculum-for-paediatric-cardiology-fellows
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Lindsay S Rogers, Melissa Klein, Jeanne James, Michael FitzGerald
BACKGROUND: Expert knowledge of cardiac malformations is essential for paediatric cardiologists. Current cardiac morphology fellowship teaching format, content, and nomenclature are left up to the discretion of the individual fellowship programmes. We aimed to assess practices and barriers in morphology education, perceived effectiveness of current curricula, and preferences for a standardised fellow morphology curriculum. METHODS: A web-based survey was developed de novo and administered anonymously via e-mail to all paediatric cardiology fellowship programme directors and associate directors in the United States of America; leaders were asked to forward the survey to fellows...
January 16, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045322/orofacial-granulomatosis-as-early-manifestation-of-crohn-s-disease-report-of-a-case-in-a-paediatric-patient
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A Sarra, N G Nikitakis, A Daskalopoulos, G Chouliaras, A Sklavounou-Andrikopoulou, K Athanasaki
BACKGROUND: Orofacial granulomatosis (OFG) is a controversial entity mainly characterised by recurrent or permanent soft tissue swelling of sudden onset in the orofacial area with a histologic appearance of granulomatous inflammation. Differential diagnosis includes local diseases and systemic conditions, such as Crohn's disease (CD). A case of OFG in a paediatric patient is reported here, focusing on the clinical features, diagnostic procedures, treatment and long-term outcome. CASE REPORT: A 7 year-old boy presented with persistent and prominent lip swelling and painful oral mucosa lesions of six months duration...
December 2016: European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034440/-urothelial-tumors-in-children
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REVIEW
Christine Grapin-Dagorno, Matthieu Peycelon, Pascale Philippe-Chomette, Dominique Berrebi, Alaa El Ghoneimi, Daniel Orbach
Urothelial tumors are very rare in children (to date, only about 150 cases have been reported worlwide). Only 20% occur before the age of ten. The aim of this study is to specify the clinicopathologic features of urothelial tumor in young patients, which require a slightly different approach to treatment. On the basis of the WHO/ISUP (World Health Organisation/International Society of Urological Pathology) consensus classification report, these lesions are usually low-grade lesions, non invasive, and rarely recurrent...
February 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028858/mid-face-toddler-excoriation-syndrome-mites-a-new-paediatric-diagnosis
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S M Srinivas, V K Gowda, C M Owen, C Moss, R Hiremagalore
Chronic ulcerating lesions on the face are rarely seen in toddlers. Blistering disease, vasculitis, infections and self-mutilation due to neurometabolic disease can usually be excluded on clinical and histological grounds. In the absence of identifiable disease, such lesions are sometimes attributed to child abuse or fabricated illness. We describe three toddlers with chronic mid-face erosions, two from India and one from the UK. One had moderate developmental delay and one had had seizures. The lesions appeared to be self-inflicted, no underlying disease was identified and there was no suspicion of child abuse...
January 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028390/spectrum-of-childhood-and-adolescent-ovarian-tumors-in-india-25-years-experience-at-a-single-institution
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Ruchi Rathore, Sonal Sharma, Deepshikha Arora
BACKGROUND: Ovarian tumour in children and adolescent girls form an uncommon but important part of gynaecological malignancies. They account for 1% of all the childhood malignancies and 8% of all abdominal tumours in children. Since the ovarian cysts are thought to arise from mature follicles, these tumours were considered to be infrequent in the paediatric population. AIM: The rarity of this condition prompted us to conduct this study and share our experience on the incidence and clinicopathological features of different ovarian tumours in girls up to 20 years of age observed in last 25 years at a single tertiary care hospital...
December 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012543/paediatric-haemoptysis-and-the-otorhinolaryngologist-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Miles Bannister
OBJECTIVES: Childhood haemoptysis is an uncommon presentation to the otolaryngologist but has a varied aetiology and can be life-threatening. We performed a systematic review of the literature to assess paediatric otolaryngologists' experience with haemoptysis, the aetiology involved, investigations performed and management provided. Using this, we produce an evidence-based treatment algorithm to guide clinicians. METHODS: Systematic literature review of the PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane Collaboration using the search terms 'paediatric', 'child', 'neonate', 'adolescent', 'haemoptysis', 'coughing blood', 'spitting blood' and 'otorhinolaryngology'...
January 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993794/5th-ovarian-cancer-consensus-conference-of-the-gynecologic-cancer-intergroup-gcig-clinical-trial-design-for-rare-ovarian-tumours
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A F Leary, M Quinn, K Fujiwara, R L Coleman, E Kohn, T Sugiyama, R Glasspool, I Ray-Coquard, N Colombo, M Bacon, A Zeimet, A Westermann, E Gomez-Garcia, D Provencher, S Welch, W Small, D Millan, A Okamoto, G Stuart, K Ochiai
This manuscript reports the consensus statements on designing clinical trials in rare ovarian tumours reached at the 5th Ovarian Cancer Consensus Conference (OCCC) held in Tokyo, November 2015. Three important questions were identified concerning rare ovarian tumours (rare epithelial ovarian cancers (eOC), sex-cord stromal tumours (SCST) and germ cell tumours (GCT)): (1) What are the research and trial issues that are unique to rare ovarian tumours? There is a lack of randomised phase III data defining standards of care which makes it difficult to define control arms, but identifies unmet needs that merit investigation...
December 19, 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960236/radiation-associated-neoplasia-clinical-pathological-and-genomic-correlates
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REVIEW
Lynette M Sholl, Justine A Barletta, Jason L Hornick
Ionizing radiation is an established risk factor for the development of benign and malignant tumours. The epidemiology of radiation-associated neoplasia has been studied over the decades in diverse populations, including Japanese atomic bomb survivors, exposed communities following the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, and paediatric and adult populations receiving therapeutic irradiation. Radiation has been associated with an increased risk of neoplasia throughout the human body, with some sites showing a markedly increased relative risk of developing tumours (thyroid; soft tissues), depending on patient age and the context of exposure...
January 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959889/childhood-neuroendocrine-tumours-a-descriptive-study-revealing-clues-for-genetic-predisposition
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I J Diets, I D Nagtegaal, J Loeffen, I de Blaauw, E Waanders, N Hoogerbrugge, M C J Jongmans
BACKGROUND: Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) are rare in children and limited data are available. We aimed to specify tumour and patient characteristics and to investigate the role of genetic predisposition in the aetiology of paediatric NETs. METHODS: Using the Dutch Pathology Registry PALGA, we collected patient- and tumour data of paediatric NETs in the Netherlands between 1991 and 2013 (N=483). RESULTS: The incidence of paediatric NETs in the Netherlands is 5...
January 17, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942694/atrial-myxoma-a-rare-cause-of-hemiplegia-in-children
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Uchenna Onubogu, Boma West, Boma Orupabo-Oyan
BACKGROUND: Atrial myxoma is an uncommon cause of hemiplegia in children. However hemiplegia is the commonest manifestation of atrial myxoma in the paediatric age group. CASE REPORT: An 11-year-old girl presented with left hemiplegia and palpitations. Three months later she had a deepvein thrombosis of the right common iliac vein. MRI of the brain showed a subacute right thalamic infarct, and an ECG showed left atrial and left ventricular hypertrophy. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a left atrial myxoma impinging on the mitral valve...
December 12, 2016: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942468/isolated-macrocerebellum-description-of-six-cases-and-literature-review
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Felice D'Arco, Lorenzo Ugga, Ferdinando Caranci, Maria Pia Riccio, Chiara Figliuolo, Kshitij Mankad, Alessandra D'Amico
BACKGROUND: Macrocerebellum is a rare entity described as an isolated and abnormal increase of the cerebellum (CB) size without morphological or signal abnormalities. There have been only eleven patients with macrocerebellum reported in the literature so far. METHODS: From December 2011 to March 2014, among 950 paediatric patients that underwent a magnetic resonance scan of the brain in our department, in six subjects an abnormal increase of the cerebellar volume was suspected...
October 2016: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928378/sixth-nerve-palsy-in-paediatric-intracranial-hypertension
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Julia E Reid, Rachel E Reem, Shawn C Aylward, David L Rogers
The purpose of this study was to report the incidence and describe the characteristics of sixth cranial nerve (CN VI) palsy in paediatric patients with intracranial hypertension (IH). A retrospective chart review of central Ohio children diagnosed with IH over the 3-year period from 2010 to 2013 was conducted. IH without identifiable cause was defined as idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), whereas IH with identifiable pathologic aetiology was deemed secondary intracranial hypertension (SIH). A subset of patients with CN VI palsy was identified...
February 2016: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910995/a-diffusion-tensor-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study-of-paediatric-patients-with-severe-non-traumatic-brain-injury
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Erika Molteni, Maria A Rocca, Sandra Strazzer, Elisabetta Pagani, Katia Colombo, Filippo Arrigoni, Giacomo Boffa, Massimiliano Copetti, Valentina Pastore, Massimo Filippi
AIM: In this observational study using 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diffusion tensor, we investigated the differential effects of pathology, stage of disease, state of consciousness, and aetiology on the modifications of supra- and infra-tentorial white matter tracts and their correlations with clinical scales in paediatric patients with severe non-traumatic brain injury. METHOD: Diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging (DT-MRI) was obtained from seven children with unresponsive wakefulness syndrome (UWS; five males, two females; age at event 5y; standard deviation [SD] 2y 1mo), six children in a minimally conscious state (MCS; three males, three females; age at event 5y 10mo; SD 5y), and 10 healthy children as controls(two males, eight females; age at study 10y 10mo; SD 2y 10mo)...
February 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
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