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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079728/surveying-resident-and-faculty-physician-knowledge-attitudes-and-experiences-in-response-to-public-lead-contamination
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D Kay Taylor, Brenda Lovegrove Lepisto, Nicolas Lecea, Ranine Ghamrawi, Ghassan Bachuwa, Jenny LaChance, Mona Hanna-Attisha
Environmental health crises can appear anywhere and without warning. After research revealed a significant incidence of elevated pediatric blood lead levels following a water source change, Genesee County declared a public health emergency in Flint, Michigan. Hospital patients and family members began approaching Hurley Medical Center's physicians with questions regarding the health implications of the lead contamination. Many of the physicians voiced concerns about responding appropriately to patient needs and increasing demands for information...
January 10, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073284/posterior-glottic-insufficiency-in-children
#2
Reema Padia, Marshall E Smith
BACKGROUND: Dysphonia secondary to posterior glottic insufficiency (PGI) can be difficult to identify and correct. Inadequate arytenoid approximation from medial arytenoid erosion results in a breathy, soft voice. The anatomical location of the gap is difficult to correct by vocal fold injection laryngoplasty. This study reviews the presentation, evaluation, and treatment for pediatric patients who were identified with PGI. METHODS: An Institutional Review Board-approved chart review was performed on all patients who were diagnosed with PGI at our institution from 2013 to 2015...
January 1, 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029557/period-for-normalization-of-voice-acoustic-parameters-in-indian-pediatric-cochlear-implantees
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Jeena V Joy, Shweta Deshpande, Dr Neelam Vaid
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the duration required by children with cochlear implants to approximate the norms of voice acoustic parameters. STUDY DESIGN: The study design is retrospective. METHODS: Thirty children with cochlear implants (chronological ages ranging between 4.1 and 6.7 years) were divided into three groups, based on the postimplantation duration. Ten normal-hearing children (chronological ages ranging between 4 and 7 years) were selected as the control group...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993498/pediatric-vocal-fold-nodule-etiology-what-are-its-usual-causes-in-children
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Arzu Tuzuner, Sule Demirci, Haldun Oguz, Kursat Murat Ozcan
OBJECTIVES: In this study, the relation between phonotrauma and presence of siblings and social activities was investigated, and the incidence of voice disorders in the mothers of children with vocal fold nodules was studied with objective (clinical voice analysis) and subjective (laryngostroboscopy, Voice Handicap Index) methods. METHODS: Twenty-nine children with vocal fold nodules (age range 5-14 years), 45 age-matched children without any voice disorders as a control group, and their mothers were included in the study...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956109/practical-steps-to-integrate-family-voice-in-organization-policy-planning-and-decision-making-for-socio-emotional-trauma-informed-integrated-pediatric-care
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Lauren Dayton, Amelia Buttress, Jen Agosti, Javier Aceves, Meredith Kieschnick, Agatha Popejoy, Robyn Robbins, Kate Farinholt
This article explores barriers and strategies to achieving family-driven integrated child health care. Family involvement in health system design and reform has become a guiding principle in national and local efforts to improve children's mental health services. In practice, primary care clinicians, staff, and families continue to describe common barriers to integrating family voice. Drawing from the collective knowledge of the Pediatric Integrated Care Collaborative (PICC) and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), we present strategies to overcome these barriers to successfully recruit, sustain, and expand family influence on health systems...
December 2016: Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923434/listening-to-the-patient-voice-in-narcolepsy-diagnostic-delay-disease-burden-and-treatment-efficacy
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Kiran Maski, Erin Steinhart, David Williams, Thomas Scammell, Julie Flygare, Kimberly McCleary, Monica Gow
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Describe common symptoms, comorbidities, functional limitations, and treatment responsiveness among patients with narcolepsy. Investigate the effect of pediatric onset of narcolepsy symptoms on time to diagnosis of narcolepsy and presence of comorbid depression. METHODS: Cross-sectional survey of 1,699 people in the United States with self-reported diagnosis of narcolepsy. We utilized mixed-methods data analyses to report study findings. RESULTS: Most participants reported receiving a diagnosis of narcolepsy more than 1 y after symptom onset...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865551/objective-voice-analysis-of-pediatric-cochlear-implant-recipients-and-comparison-with-hearing-aids-users-and-hearing-controls
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Narges Jafari, Farzad Izadi, Abolfazl Salehi, Payman Dabirmoghaddam, Fariba Yadegari, Abbas Ebadi, Saeed Talebian Moghadam
OBJECTIVES: Phonation is influenced by hearing as a feedback mechanism. The purpose of the present study was to compare selected acoustic parameters in children using cochlear implants (CIs), those using hearing aids (HA), and their normal-hearing (NH) peers. METHODS: The participants were 15 children using CI (mean age: 72 months), 15 children using HA (mean age: 74 months), and 15 NH children (mean age: 77 months). The vowel /a/ was produced to measure perturbation and mean fundamental frequency...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861938/voice-outcome-and-voice-related-quality-of-life-after-surgery-for-pediatric-laryngotracheal-stenosis
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Bas Pullens, Marieke Hakkesteegt, Hans Hoeve, Marieke Timmerman, Koen Joosten
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the long-term outcome of voice quality and voice-related quality of life after open airway surgery for pediatric laryngotracheal stenosis. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: Children under the age of 18 years at time of follow-up and with a history of open airway surgery for acquired laryngotracheal stenosis were included in this analysis. To assess voice-related quality of life, the pediatric voice handicap (pVHI) index was completed by the patients' parents...
November 9, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808413/a-new-solution-for-neonatal-bilateral-vocal-cord-paralysis-endoscopic-arytenoid-abduction-lateropexy
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Shahram Madani, Ádám Bach, Vera Matievics, Eszter Erdélyi, Balázs Sztanó, Ilona Szegesdi, Paul F Castellanos, László Rovó
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Bilateral vocal cord paralysis in early childhood is a life-threatening condition, which often requires immediate intervention. One of the treatment options is a quick, reversible simple suture vocal cord lateralizing technique, whereby the arytenoid cartilage is directly lateralized to the normal abducted position. Considering pediatric laryngeal anatomy, a small endolaryngeal thread guide instrument was designed for precise suture insertion. STUDY DESIGN: New instrument validation...
November 3, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806793/-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-rescuing-12-children-with-acute-fulminant-myocarditis
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L F Ye, Y Fan, C M Zhang, Q Shu, L Z Du, R Lin
Objective: To summarize clinical experience of using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in rescuing children with acute fulminant myocarditis (AFM). Method: Data of 12 children with acute fulminate myocarditis (6 boys and 6 girls, median age 8.3 (0.6, 13.0) years, median weight 33.1 (6, 61) kg) who were rescued with ECMO in Children's Hospital, Zhejiang University from September 2009 to August 2015 were analyzed retrospectively. The analysis focused on the intervene timing of ECMO for the cardiogenic shock and hypoperfusion caused by heart failure and(or) lethal arrhythmia and the essentials of ECMO cardiopulmonary resuscitation(ECPR) for cardiac arrest in pediatric AFM were summarized...
November 2, 2016: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749020/advance-care-planning-in-adolescents-with-cystic-fibrosis-a-quality-improvement-project
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Traci M Kazmerski, Daniel J Weiner, Janice Matisko, Diane Schachner, Whitney Lerch, Carol May, Scott H Maurer
INTRODUCTION: Advance care planning (ACP), though recommended, has not been studied in adolescents with cystic fibrosis (CF). This quality improvement project engaged adolescents with advanced CF disease in ACP and assessed patient and CF provider attitudes and preferences regarding ACP discussions and tools. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients ≤22 years with advanced CF (FEV1 ≤40% predicted, >2 pulmonary exacerbations requiring IV antibiotics in 1 year, and/or use of home oxygen or non-invasive ventilation) were referred to the pediatric palliative care team (PC)...
December 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737415/health-professionals-perceptions-about-the-decision-making-process-in-the-care-of-pediatric-patients
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Eliana de Andrade Trotta, Fernanda Cristina Scarpa, Michel George El Halal, José Roberto Goldim, Paulo Roberto Antonacci Carvalho
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the perceptions of physicians, nurses and nursing technicians of their participation in the decision-making process surrounding life support limitation in terminally ill pediatric patients, with comparisons by professional category. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in the pediatric intensive care unit of a tertiary public university hospital with the participation of physicians, nurses and nursing technicians. The MacArthur Admission Experience Survey Voice Scale was used to assess and quantify the perceptions of professionals who assisted 17 pediatric patients with life support limitation within 24 hours after the outcome of each patient was determined...
September 2016: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676853/pediatric-rehabilitation-and-pediatric-oncology-a-winner-association-the-experience-of-grenoble-pediatric-hospital
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Véronique Bourg, Anne Descotes, Anne Pagnier, Jacques Griffet, Dominique Plantaz
The Child and Family Hospital of Grenoble is one of the rare university hospitals in France to benefit from the presence of a physician specializing in rehabilitation medicine. This hospital includes both inpatient and outpatient units. During the temporary closure of one department, certain members of the rehabilitation unit were reassigned to the acute care wards of the pediatric department, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists. Over the course of one year, these therapists completed more than 150 interventions in this department, more than half of which were in the hematology and oncology ward...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27650708/eliciting-the-child-s-voice-in-adverse-event-reporting-in-oncology-trials-cognitive-interview-findings-from-the-pediatric-patient-reported-outcomes-version-of-the-common-terminology-criteria-for-adverse-events-initiative
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Bryce B Reeve, Molly McFatrich, Laura C Pinheiro, Meaghann S Weaver, Lillian Sung, Janice S Withycombe, Justin N Baker, Jennifer W Mack, Mia K Waldron, Deborah Gibson, Deborah Tomlinson, David R Freyer, Catriona Mowbray, Shana Jacobs, Diana Palma, Christa E Martens, Stuart H Gold, Kathryn D Jackson, Pamela S Hinds
BACKGROUND: Adverse event (AE) reporting in oncology trials is required, but current practice does not directly integrate the child's voice. The Pediatric Patient-Reported Outcomes version of the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (PRO-CTCAE) is being developed to assess symptomatic AEs via child/adolescent self-report or proxy-report. This qualitative study evaluates the child's/adolescent's understanding and ability to provide valid responses to the PRO-CTCAE to inform questionnaire refinements and confirm content validity...
September 21, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630952/pro-activeness-of-parents-in-accepting-behavior-management-techniques-a-cross-sectional-evaluative-study
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Karthik Venkataraghavan, Jolly Shah, Manpreet Kaur, Krishna Trivedi, Shalin Shah, Mira Virda
INTRODUCTION: The contemporary parents are more active and participate in the decision making during dental treatment. AIM: To assess the parents' acceptance towards behavior management techniques commonly used in the pediatric dentistry in different dental situation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-one parents participated in the study. Children's dental fear was assessed by the parents before attending power point presentation using Dental Subscale of the Children's Fear Survey Schedule (CFSS-DS)...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617499/founders-of-pediatric-pathology-ward-thomas-burdick-1878-1928
#16
James R Wright
Ward Burdick is a name most pathologists who have attended an American Society for Clinical Pathology meeting recognize because of his annual named lecture established in 1929. However few pathologists, including many recipients of the Ward Burdick Award for Distinguished Service to Pathology, know the details of his life or understand his accomplishments. Ward Burdick, who practiced as a pediatric pathologist at the Children's Hospital of Denver, was one of the two primary organizers of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists in 1921-22, which was formed to raise the standards of practice in Clinical Pathology...
September 12, 2016: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27610482/assessing-the-experience-of-social-support-for-parents-who-attended-camp-trillium-s-pediatric-oncology-family-program
#17
Sarah Körver, April Kinghorn, Joel Negin, Marci Shea-Perry, Alexandra L C Martiniuk
: When a child is diagnosed with cancer, the entire family is affected by the demands of the illness and its treatment. This study aimed to provide a more nuanced understanding of the experience of parents of children with cancer when participating in therapeutic recreation programs (such as summer camp) and to address the specific knowledge gap of the role that camp may play in providing social support for these families. In particular, this study aimed to enroll mothers and fathers, as the voice of fathers has previously been missing in research about cancer camps...
January 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27559830/update-interim-guidance-for-the-evaluation-and-management-of-infants-with-possible-congenital-zika-virus-infection-united-states-august-2016
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Kate Russell, Sara E Oliver, Lillianne Lewis, Wanda D Barfield, Janet Cragan, Dana Meaney-Delman, J Erin Staples, Marc Fischer, Georgina Peacock, Titilope Oduyebo, Emily E Petersen, Sherif Zaki, Cynthia A Moore, Sonja A Rasmussen
CDC has updated its interim guidance for U.S. health care providers caring for infants born to mothers with possible Zika virus infection during pregnancy (1). Laboratory testing is recommended for 1) infants born to mothers with laboratory evidence of Zika virus infection during pregnancy and 2) infants who have abnormal clinical or neuroimaging findings suggestive of congenital Zika syndrome and a maternal epidemiologic link suggesting possible transmission, regardless of maternal Zika virus test results...
August 26, 2016: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27529810/erp-evidence-of-preserved-early-memory-function-in-term-infants-with-neonatal-encephalopathy-following-therapeutic-hypothermia
#19
Katie M Pfister, Lei Zhang, Neely C Miller, Solveig Hultgren, Chris J Boys, Michael K Georgieff
BACKGROUND: Neonatal encephalopathy (NE) carries high risk for neurodevelopmental impairments. Therapeutic hypothermia (TH) reduces this risk, particularly for moderate encephalopathy (ME). Nevertheless, these infants often have subtle functional deficits, including abnormal memory function. Detection of deficits at the earliest possible time-point would allow for intervention during a period of maximal brain plasticity. METHODS: Recognition memory function in 22 infants with NE treated with TH was compared to 23 healthy controls using event-related potentials (ERPs) at 2 wk of age...
December 2016: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27497397/development-and-validation-of-a-short-version-of-the-spanish-pediatric-voice-handicap-index-p-vhi-10
#20
Lorena Sanz, Patricia Bau, Ignacio Arribas, Teresa Rivera
OBJECTIVES: A child's voice is used both as a tool for communication and as a form of emotional expression. Thus, voice disorders suffered by children have negative effects on their quality of life, which can be assessed using the "Pediatric Voice Handicap Index" (P-VHI). This questionnaire is completed by the parents of dysphonic patients and it has been validated in different languages: Italian, Korean, Arabic, and Spanish. More recently, the "Children Voice Handicap Index-10" test (C-VHI-10) was developed and validated, an Italian version reduced into 10 items that is answered by children themselves...
September 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
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