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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209175/effectiveness-of-topical-silicone-gel-and-pressure-garment-therapy-for-burn-scar-prevention-and-management-in-children-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jodie Wiseman, Megan Simons, Roy Kimble, Robert Ware, Steven McPhail, Zephanie Tyack
BACKGROUND: Abnormal scar development following burn injury can cause substantial physical and psychological distress to children and their families. Common burn scar prevention and management techniques include silicone therapy, pressure garment therapy, or a combination of both. Currently, no definitive, high-quality evidence is available for the effectiveness of topical silicone gel or pressure garment therapy for the prevention and management of burn scars in the paediatric population...
February 16, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193257/bell-s-palsy-in-children-bellpic-protocol-for-a-multicentre-placebo-controlled-randomized-trial
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Franz E Babl, Mark T Mackay, Meredith L Borland, David W Herd, Amit Kochar, Jason Hort, Arjun Rao, John A Cheek, Jeremy Furyk, Lisa Barrow, Shane George, Michael Zhang, Kaya Gardiner, Katherine J Lee, Andrew Davidson, Robert Berkowitz, Frank Sullivan, Emily Porrello, Kim Marie Dalziel, Vicki Anderson, Ed Oakley, Sandy Hopper, Fiona Williams, Catherine Wilson, Amanda Williams, Stuart R Dalziel
BACKGROUND: Bell's palsy or acute idiopathic lower motor neurone facial paralysis is characterized by sudden onset paralysis or weakness of the muscles to one side of the face controlled by the facial nerve. While there is high level evidence in adults demonstrating an improvement in the rate of complete recovery of facial nerve function when treated with steroids compared with placebo, similar high level studies on the use of steroids in Bell's palsy in children are not available. The aim of this study is to assess the utility of steroids in Bell's palsy in children in a randomised placebo-controlled trial...
February 13, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130888/first-time-success-with-needle-procedures-was-higher-with-a-warm-lidacaine-and-tetracaine-patch-than-an-eutectic-mixture-of-lidocaine-and-prilocaine-cream
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Giorgio Cozzi, Fabio Borrometi, Franca Benini, Elena Neri, Francesca Rusalen, Loredana Celentano, Davide Zanon, Silvana Schreiber, Luca Ronfani, Egidio Barbi
AIM: More than 50% of children report apian during venipuncture or intravenous cannulation and using local anaesthetics before needle procedures can lead to different success rates. This study examined how many needle procedures were successful at the first attempt when children received either a warm lidocaine and tetracaine patch or an eutectic mixture of lidocaine and prilocaine (EMLA) cream. METHODS: We conducted this multicentre randomised controlled trial at three tertiary-level children's hospitals in Italy in 2015...
January 27, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088941/fracture-union-in-percutaneous-kirschner-wire-fixation-in-paediatric-tibial-shaft-fractures
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Ramji Lal Sahu, Rajni Ranjan
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of intramedullary Kirschner wires for the treatment of unstable tibial shaft fractures in children. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Maharishi Markandeshwar Medical College from June 2005 to June 2010. Sixty-six children having closed fracture of the tibial shaft with a mean age of 7.7 years (range, 2-14 years) were recruited from emergency and outpatient department. They were treated with percutaneous intramedullary Kirschner wires...
December 1, 2016: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052403/somatic-symptom-disorder-was-common-in-children-and-adolescents-attending-an-emergency-department-complaining-of-pain
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Giorgio Cozzi, Marta Minute, Aldo Skabar, Angela Pirrone, Mohamad Jaber, Elena Neri, Marcella Montico, Alessandro Ventura, Egidio Barbi
AIM: The aim of this study was to quantify the prevalence of somatic pain in a paediatric emergency department (ED). METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study using patients admitted to the ED of an Italian children's hospital between December 2014 and February 2015. We enrolled children aged 7-17 who turned up at the ED complaining of pain. Patients and parents were asked to fill in a questionnaire to allow the analysis of the patients' medical history and provide contact details for follow-up...
January 4, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
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/28024098/helicobacter-pylori-serology-testing-is-a-useful-diagnostic-screening-tool-for-symptomatic-inner-city-children
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Priya Raj, John F Thompson, Debra H Pan
AIM: This study assessed the Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) serum antibody test as a diagnostic screening tool in symptomatic inner city children. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of patients aged one to 18 years who were referred to our paediatric gastroenterology department from 2009 to 2013. We included all patients who had H. pylori serum antibodies and/or faecal antigens who underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) for histology, with or without a gastric tissue rapid urease test...
March 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013377/hospital-clowning-a-paediatrician-s-view
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Lennard T van Venrooij, Pieter C Barnhoorn
: This study investigates the current position of hospital clowns from the perspective of paediatricians and paediatric residents. A total of 14 attending paediatricians and paediatric residents participated in two focus group sessions. Data were analysed using Atlas.ti 5.0. In general, physicians reported positive experiences regarding the interaction between hospital clowns and paediatric patients on the ward. Physicians were more interested in research on children's perception of hospital clowns than in research on the clinical efficacy of hospital clowning...
February 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003962/cortical-arousal-in-children-and-adolescents-with-functional-neurological-symptoms-during-the-auditory-oddball-task
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Kasia Kozlowska, Dmitriy Melkonian, Chris J Spooner, Stephen Scher, Russell Meares
OBJECTIVE: Stress, pain, injury, and psychological trauma all induce arousal-mediated changes in brain network organization. The associated, high level of arousal may disrupt motor-sensory processing and result in aberrant patterns of motor function, including functional neurological symptoms. We used the auditory oddball paradigm to assess cortical arousal in children and adolescents with functional neurological symptom disorder. METHOD: Electroencephalogram (EEG) data was collected in fifty-seven children and adolescents (41 girls; 16 boys, aged 8...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992662/parental-perception-of-their-child-s-quality-of-life-in-children-with-non-immunoglobulin-e-mediated-gastrointestinal-allergies
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R X Foong, R Meyer, H Godwin, R Dziubak, A C Lozinsky, K Reeve, R Knibb, N Shah
BACKGROUND: Food allergy can have a significant impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Parental proxy questionnaires are commonly used when children are too young to complete questionnaires themselves. Little data are available on HRQoL in children with non-IgE-mediated gastrointestinal food allergy (GIFA). The aim of this study was to evaluate HRQoL in these children by parent proxy. METHODS: A cross-sectional questionnaire study was conducted with children aged 2-16 years with confirmed GIFA...
December 19, 2016: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992073/a-rectally-administered-combination-of-midazolam-and-ketamine-was-easy-effective-and-feasible-for-procedural-pain-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Stefan Nilsson, Ingemar Brunsson, Berit Askljung, Magnus Påhlman, Kate Himmelmann
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate how effective a combination of rectally administered midazolam and racemic ketamine was for reducing pain in paediatric cerebral palsy patients receiving intramuscular injections of botulinum neurotoxin A. The feasibility and safety of the pain relief were also explored. METHOD: Children with cerebral palsy, aged one to 18 years, were recruited from a regional paediatric rehabilitation unit between April 2012 and May 2014...
December 19, 2016: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879965/a-therapeutic-approach-to-paediatric-oral-disorders
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Enrico Calcagno, Dionisio F Barattini, Roberto Servetto
The promotion of oral health in paediatrics stands as an institutional requirement in countries such as Italy where children's dental disorders still register a high incidence in spite of high levels of general health. Guidelines indicate the need to target a large age group and stress the relevance of parental education, whom paediatricians and dentists should address to. In this respect, teething is paradigmatic, due to the interactions between inflammation of the gingival mucosa, the possible associations with systemic symptoms as well as the psychological parental component...
November 23, 2016: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878604/-paediatric-palliative-care-ppc-a-particular-challenge-tasks-aims-and-specifics
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Boris Zernikow, Barbara Gertz, Carola Hasan
In Germany, there are about 50,000 children, adolescents and young adults with life threatening or life limiting conditions, who will likely die due to their illness before reaching the age of 40. In recent years prevalence has increased significantly.The aim of paediatric palliative care (PPC) is to optimize quality of life for the child, adolescent or young adult and its whole family. Whenever possible the patient should be treated at home.The very complex and rare diseases as well as the patients' wide range of age and developmental stage are particularly challenging within PPC...
January 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873736/amber-necklaces-reasons-for-use-and-awareness-of-risk-associated-with-bacterial-colonisation
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Pauline Machet, Philippe Lanotte, Bruno Giraudeau, Marie Leperlier, Elsa Tavernier, Annabel Maruani
Parents are increasingly placing amber necklaces on their infants or toddlers to prevent teething pain. The use of the necklaces can pose a risk of death by strangulation, however, there are no data on the potential infectious risk linked to bacterial colonisation associated with the necklaces. We aimed to analyse bacterial colonisation of amber necklaces worn by children during hospital consultations. This prospective observational study included all children wearing a teething necklace at consultation in the Paediatric Dermatology and the Paediatric Emergency Department of our hospital from April to December 2014...
December 1, 2016: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870657/health-care-utilization-and-cost-in-children-and-adolescents-with-chronic-pain-analysis-of-health-care-claims-data-one-year-before-and-after-intensive-interdisciplinary-pain-treatment
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Ann-Kristin Ruhe, Michael Frosch, Julia Wager, Roland Linder, Ingo Pfenning, Dirk Sauerland, Boris Zernikow
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyze changes in health care utilization and cost among a sample of highly impaired children and adolescents who sought a three-week intensive interdisciplinary pain treatment (IIPT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Claims data from seven statutory health insurance companies were analyzed for 65 children and adolescents who sought IIPT at the German Paediatric Pain Centre. The annual health care utilization and cost were determined for the following four areas: outpatient care, inpatient care, medications, and remedies and aids...
November 18, 2016: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862499/pain-assessment-and-management-in-paediatric-oncology-a-cross-sectional-audit
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Karin Plummer, Maria McCarthy, Ian McKenzie, Fiona Newall, Elizabeth Manias
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To describe the pain assessment and management practices documented by health professionals within a tertiary-level Children's Cancer Centre and to evaluate how these practices were compared with international recommendations. BACKGROUND: Children with cancer are vulnerable to pain due to the intensity of antineoplastic therapy. Therefore, it is imperative to ensure that current pain management practices provided to paediatric oncology inpatients are of a high quality...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845483/prevalence-of-pain-in-the-departments-of-surgery-and-oncohematology-of-a-paediatric-hospital-that-has-joined-the-project-towards-pain-free-hospital
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G Marchetti, A Vittori, V Tortora, M Bishop, G Lofino, V Pardi, E A De Marco, G Manca, A Inserra, R Caruso, I Ciaralli, F Locatelli, S Bella, A E Tozzi, S Picardo
BACKGROUND: Among hospitalized adults and children pain is undertreated. This study wants to assess the effectiveness of pain therapy in two departments of a large children's hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: During a single day work three committees, administering a questionnaire to patients or parents, have evaluated the adherence to international recommendations (JCI and WHO) in the management of analgesic therapy. Patient demographics, prevalence and intensity (moderate and/or severe) of pain (during hospitalization, 24 hours before and at the time of the interview), analgesia (type, route, duration and frequency of administration) and Pain Management Index (=analgesic score-pain score) were recorded...
September 2016: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836969/knowledge-and-attitudes-towards-the-use-of-antibiotics-in-the-paediatric-age-group-a-multicenter-survey-in-italy
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Fabrizio Bert, Maria R Gualano, Renata Gili, Giacomo Scaioli, Emanuela Lovato, Italo F Angelillo, Silvio Brusaferro, Elisabetta De Vito, Giuseppe La Torre, Lamberto Manzoli, Francesco Vitale, Walter Ricciardi, Roberta Siliquini
BACKGROUND: The misuse of antibiotics is one of the leading causes of antibiotic resistance. Paediatric patients are highly involved in this issue, as they are those who receive the largest amount of prescriptions of these drugs. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the general knowledge regarding the use of antibiotics, as well as the attitudes related to the administration of these drugs to children, amongst parents of children in the paediatric age-group. METHODS: In 2014, a multicentre cross-sectional study was conducted amongst parents of children aged 0-14...
November 11, 2016: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809913/long-term-safety-and-efficacy-of-omnitrope%C3%A2-a-somatropin-biosimilar-in-children-requiring-growth-hormone-treatment-italian-interim-analysis-of-the-patro-children-study
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Lorenzo Iughetti, Gianluca Tornese, Maria Elisabeth Street, Flavia Napoli, Claudia Giavoli, Franco Antoniazzi, Stefano Stagi, Caterina Luongo, Sara Azzolini, Letizia Ragusa, Gianni Bona, Clara Zecchino, Tommaso Aversa, Luca Persani, Laura Guazzarotti, Emiliano Zecchi, Alberto Pietropoli, Stefano Zucchini
BACKGROUND: PATRO Children is an ongoing observational, longitudinal, non-interventional, global post-marketing surveillance study, which is investigating the long-term safety and effectiveness of Omnitrope®, a somatropin biosimilar to Genotropin®, in children with growth disturbances. The primary endpoint of PATRO Children is long-term safety and the secondary endpoint is effectiveness, which is assessed by analysing auxological data such as height (HSDS) and height velocity (HVSDS) standard deviation scores...
November 3, 2016: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799271/incidence-and-phenotype-at-diagnosis-of-very-early-onset-compared-with-later-onset-paediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-population-based-study-1988-2011
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E Bequet, H Sarter, M Fumery, F Vasseur, L Armengol-Debeir, B Pariente, D Ley, C Spyckerelle, H Coevoet, J E Laberenne, L Peyrin-Biroulet, G Savoye, D Turck, C Gower-Rousseau
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Very-early-onset inflammatory bowel disease [VEO-IBD] is a form of IBD that is distinct from that of children with an older onset. We compared changes over time in the incidence and phenotype at diagnosis between two groups according to age at IBD diagnosis: VEO-IBD diagnosed before the age of 6 years, and early-onset IBD [EO-IBD] diagnosed between 6 and 16 years of age. METHODS: Data were obtained from a cohort enrolled in a prospective French population-based registry from 1988 to 2011...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
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