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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237518/can-endurance-training-improve-physical-capacity-and-quality-of-life-in-young-fontan-patients
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Eva R Hedlund, Bo Lundell, Liselott Söderström, Gunnar Sjöberg
OBJECTIVE: Children after Fontan palliation have reduced exercise capacity and quality of life. Our aim was to study whether endurance training could improve physical capacity and quality of life in Fontan patients. METHODS: Fontan patients (n=30) and healthy age- and gender-matched control subjects (n=25) performed a 6-minute walk test at submaximal capacity and a maximal cycle ergometer test. Quality of life was assessed with Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory Version 4...
December 14, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223416/cost-variation-across-centers-for-the-norwood-operation
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Kimberly E McHugh, Sara K Pasquali, Matthew A Hall, Mark A Scheurer
BACKGROUND: The Norwood operation is associated with high health care utilization, and prior studies reported substantial variability in Norwood costs across centers. However, specific factors driving this cost variation are unclear. We assessed center variability in Norwood costs and underlying mechanisms in a multicenter cohort. METHODS: Clinical data from the Pediatric Heart Network Single Ventricle Reconstruction trial were linked with cost data from the Children's Hospital Association Inpatient Essentials database...
December 6, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218773/illness-and-end-of-life-experiences-of-children-with-cancer-who-receive-palliative-care
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Erica C Kaye, Courtney A Gushue, Samantha DeMarsh, Jonathan Jerkins, April Sykes, Zhaohua Lu, Jennifer M Snaman, Lindsay Blazin, Liza-Marie Johnson, Deena R Levine, R Ray Morrison, Justin N Baker
BACKGROUND: The field of pediatric palliative oncology is newly emerging. Little is known about the characteristics and illness experiences of children with cancer who receive palliative care (PC). METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of 321 pediatric oncology patients enrolled in PC who died between 2011 and 2015 was conducted at a large academic pediatric cancer center using a comprehensive standardized data extraction tool. RESULTS: The majority of pediatric palliative oncology patients received experimental therapy (79...
December 8, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215810/pediatric-deaths-attributed-to-complex-chronic-conditions-over-10-years-in-korea-evidence-for-the-need-to-provide-pediatric-palliative-care
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Min Sun Kim, Nam Gu Lim, Hyun Joo Kim, Chohee Kim, Jin Yong Lee
BACKGROUND: Pediatric palliative care (PPC) is the active total care of children suffering from life-threatening illnesses. Palliative care includes symptom management, psychosocial support, and end-of-life care. Despite significant advances in disease diagnosis and treatment, resources for PPC of children with serious illnesses are limited in Korea. This study aimed to investigate the scale, time trends, disease composition, regional distribution, and unmet needs of children dying from complex chronic conditions (CCCs)...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206683/surprised-by-benefit-in-pediatric-palliative-care-research
#5
Meaghann S Weaver, Cynthia J Bell, Jessica L Diver, Shana Jacobs, Maureen E Lyon, Kim Mooney-Doyle, Amy R Newman, Julia Slutsman, Pamela S Hinds
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January 2018: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189353/pediatric-palliative-oncology-the-state-of-the-science-and-art-of-caring-for-children-with-cancer
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Jennifer M Snaman, Erica C Kaye, Justin N Baker, Joanne Wolfe
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pediatric palliative oncology (PPO) is an emerging field that integrates the principles of palliative care early into the illness trajectory of children with cancer. PPO providers work with interdisciplinary clinicians to provide optimal medical and psychosocial care to children with cancer and their families. Ongoing advances in the field of pediatric oncology, including new treatment options for progressive cancers, necessitate the early integration of palliative care tenets including holistic care, high-quality communication, and assessment and management of refractory symptoms...
November 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179572/when-and-why-do-neonatal-and-pediatric-critical-care-physicians-consult-palliative-care
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Claire A Richards, Helene Starks, M Rebecca O'Connor, Erica Bourget, Taryn Lindhorst, Ross Hays, Ardith Z Doorenbos
BACKGROUND: Parents of children admitted to neonatal and pediatric intensive care units (ICUs) are at increased risk of experiencing acute and post-traumatic stress disorder. The integration of palliative care may improve child and family outcomes, yet there remains a lack of information about indicators for specialty-level palliative care involvement in this setting. OBJECTIVE: To describe neonatal and pediatric critical care physician perspectives on indicators for when and why to involve palliative care consultants...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173030/a-summary-of-pediatric-palliative-care-team-structure-and-services-as-reported-by-centers-caring-for-children-with-cancer
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Meaghann S Weaver, Abby R Rosenberg, Julia Tager, Christopher S Wichman, Lori Wiener
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the composition, availability, integration, communication, perceived barriers, and work load of pediatric palliative care (PPC) providers serving children and adolescents with cancer. OBJECTIVE: To summarize the structure and services of programs to better understand successes and gaps in implementing palliative care as a standard of care. METHODS: Cross-sectional online survey about the palliative care domains determined by the Psychosocial Care of Children with Cancer and Their Families Workgroup...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163800/end-of-life-care-in-children-with-hematologic-malignancies
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Jessica I Hoell, Jens Warfsmann, Stefan Balzer, Arndt Borkhardt, Gisela Janssen, Michaela Kuhlen
Introduction: Hematologic malignancies (HM) represent the most common neoplasms in childhood. Despite improved overall survival rates, they are still a major contributor to cancer death in children. Aims: To determine the proportion of children with HM in pediatric palliative care (PPC) and to identify the clinical characteristics and symptoms in comparison to children with extracranial solid tumors (non HM patients). Patients and Methods: This study was conducted as a single-center retrospective cohort study of patients in the care of a large specialized PPC team...
October 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139565/leukocyte-adhesion-defect-i-rare-primary-immune-deficiency
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Nitesh Tewari, Vijay Prakash Mathur, Vikender Singh Yadav, Prabhat Chaudhari
Leukocyte adhesion defect I is a rare disorder (1:1,000,000) caused by diminished expression of CD-18 β2 integrins on leukocytes leading to abnormal adhesion, migration, and chemotaxis. Clinical manifestations include delayed separation of umbilical cord, omphalitis, recurrent severe infections, impaired wound healing, persistent oral ulcers, and severe periodontitis in primary and permanent dentition. A 5-year-old girl, second-born child to parents with consanguinity, presented with pain and mobility of lower teeth...
November 15, 2017: Special Care in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139100/-guidelines-for-non-invasive-and-invasive-home-mechanical-ventilation-for-treatment-of-chronic-respiratory-failure-update-2017
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W Windisch, M Dreher, J Geiseler, K Siemon, J Brambring, D Dellweg, B Grolle, S Hirschfeld, T Köhnlein, U Mellies, S Rosseau, B Schönhofer, B Schucher, A Schütz, H Sitter, S Stieglitz, J Storre, M Winterholler, P Young, S Walterspacher
Today, invasive and non-invasive home mechanical ventilation have become a well-established treatment option. Consequently, in 2010 the German Society of Pneumology and Mechanical Ventilation (DGP) has leadingly published the guidelines on "Non-Invasive and Invasive Mechanical Ventilation for Treatment of Chronic Respiratory Failure". However, continuing technical evolutions, new scientific insights, and health care developments require an extensive revision of the guidelines.For this reason, the updated guidelines are now published...
November 2017: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129740/survey-on-neonatal-end-of-life-comfort-care-guidelines-across-america
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Shelly Haug, Sara Farooqi, Christopher G Wilson, Andrew Hopper, Grace Oei, Brian Carter
CONTEXT: Infants of age < 1 year have the highest mortality rate in pediatrics. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published guidelines for palliative care in 2013, however, significant variation persists among local protocols addressing neonatal comfort care at the end-of-life (EOL). OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate current neonatal EOL comfort care practices and clinician satisfaction across America METHODS: After Institutional Review Board approval (516005), an anonymous, electronic survey was sent to members of the AAP Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128922/causes-of-renal-oligohydramnios-impact-on-prenatal-counseling-and-postnatal-outcome
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EDITORIAL
Sebastian Loos, Markus J Kemper
The presence of renal oligohydramnios (ROH) in a fetus has been associated in the past with a poor prognosis for survival, although recent studies have shown that survival has improved considerably due to the advances in neonatology and pediatric nephrology. In an article recently published in Pediatric Nephrology, evaluation of a large series by Mehler and colleagues confirms the improved prognosis, showing a survival rate of 32 of 38 (84%). In addition, only 12 of 35 (34%) neonates required renal replacement therapy...
November 11, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127099/individualised-advance-care-planning-in-children-with-life-limiting-conditions
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Erik A H Loeffen, Wim J E Tissing, Meggi A Schuiling-Otten, Chris C de Kruiff, Leontien C M Kremer, A A Eduard Verhagen
INTRODUCTION: In 2013, the Pediatric Association of the Netherlands launched an evidence-based guideline 'Palliative care for children'. To promote implementation in daily practice and hereby improve quality of paediatric palliative care, we aimed to develop a functional individualised paediatric palliative care plan (IPPCP) that covers physical, psychological, spiritual and social functioning, with great emphasis on the guideline's recommendations, advance care planning and patients' and parents' preferences and desires...
November 10, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124558/development-of-a-simple-device-enabling-percutaneous-flow-regulation-for-a-small-vascular-graft-for-a-blalock-taussig-shunt-capable-of-flow-regulation-complete-translation-of-a-review-article-originally-published-in-pediatric-cardiology-and-cardiac-surgery
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Yoshikazu Motohashi, Ryo Shimada, Tomoyasu Sasaki, Takahiro Katsumata, Kazunori Dan, Yasuhiro Tsutsui, Shintaro Nemoto
OBJECTIVES: The Blalock-Taussig shunt (BTS) operation is a cornerstone as initial palliative surgery for congenital heart disease with severely reduced pulmonary blood flow (PBF). The ideal PBF provided by BTS is crucial for an uneventful postoperative course, since excess PBF results in acute distress of the systemic circulation and insufficient PBF requires another BTS surgery. Therefore, the goal of this study was to develop a simple device to control the shunt graft flow percutaneously using a constrictor balloon connected to a subcutaneous port...
November 9, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123342/palliative-care-for-children-with-cancer-in-the-middle-east-a-comparative-study
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Leila Khanali Mojen, Maryam Rassouli, Peyman Eshghi, Ali Akbari Sari, Majideh Heravi Karimooi
Introduction: High incidence rates of childhood cancer and the consequent deaths in the Middle East is one of the major reasons for the need for palliative care in these countries. Using the experiences and innovations of the other countries can provide a pattern for the countries of the region and lead to the development of palliative care in children. Therefore, the aim of this study is to compare the status of pediatric palliative care in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, and Iran. Materials and Methods: This is a comparative study in which the information related to pediatric palliative care system in the target countries (from 2000 to 2016) has been collected, summarized, and classified by searching in databases, such as "PubMed, Scopus, Google scholar, Ovid, and science direct...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121791/unexpected-survivors-children-with-life-limiting-conditions-of-uncertain-prognosis
#17
Savithri Nageswaran, Anna Hurst, Andrea Radulovic
OBJECTIVE: Prognostication of survival is difficult in children with life-limiting illnesses because of the rarity of these conditions and technological advances improving survival. The objective of this article is to describe the characteristics of children with life-limiting illnesses who survived longer than the expectations of health-care providers. STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective cohort study conducted in a tertiary-care children's hospital in North Carolina...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082218/evaluation-of-radiation-exposure-pattern-and-radiation-absorbed-dose-resulting-from-occupational-exposure-of-anesthesiologists-to-ionizing-radiation
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B Maghsoudi, S M J Mortazavi, S Khademi, P Vatankhah
INTRODUCTION: Little information is available concerning the radiation exposure of anesthesiologists, and no such data have previously been collected in Iran. This prospective study was performed to determine the amount of radiation exposure of anesthesiologists for the purpose of assessing whether or not dangerous levels of radiation exposures were being reached, and to identify factors that correlate with excessive risk. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: The radiation exposure of all anesthesiology residents and the attending of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences during a 3-month period (from June to August 2016) was measured using a film badge with monthly readings...
September 2017: Journal of Biomedical Physics & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063727/nurse-driven-analgesia-and-sedation-in-pediatric-patients-with-univentricular-hearts-requiring-extracorporeal-life-support-after-first-stage-palliation-surgery-a-pilot-study
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Jörg Michel, Michael Hofbeck, Ines Gerbig, Vanya Icheva, Ellen Heimberg, Walter Jost, Christian Schlensak, Matthias Kumpf, Gunnar Blumenstock, Felix Neunhoeffer
BACKGROUND: Few data are available regarding requirements of sedation and analgesia in children during extracorporeal life support. AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate if children with functionally univentricular hearts on extracorporeal life support after first-stage palliation surgery have higher requirement of analgesics and sedatives compared with children without extracorporeal life support using a goal-directed nurse-driven analgesia and sedation protocol...
December 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050751/fibrosis-related-gene-expression-in-single-ventricle-heart-disease
#20
Stephanie J Nakano, Austine K Siomos, Anastacia M Garcia, Hieu Nguyen, Megan SooHoo, Csaba Galambos, Karin Nunley, Brian L Stauffer, Carmen C Sucharov, Shelley D Miyamoto
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate fibrosis and fibrosis-related gene expression in the myocardium of pediatric subjects with single ventricle with right ventricular failure. STUDY DESIGN: Real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction was performed on explanted right ventricular myocardium of pediatric subjects with single ventricle disease and controls with nonfailing heart disease. Subjects were divided into 3 groups: single ventricle failing (right ventricular failure before or after stage I palliation), single ventricle nonfailing (infants listed for primary transplantation with normal right ventricular function), and stage III (Fontan or right ventricular failure after stage III)...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
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