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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650887/a-pediatric-case-of-well-functioning-supernumerary-kidney-relative-renal-function-assessment-using-radionuclide-imaging
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Milena Pizzoferro, Cristina Lo Zupone, Mario De Gennaro, Maria Felicia Villani, Maria Carmen Garganese
We present an interesting image of a well-functioning supernumerary kidney evaluated with DMSA (dimercaptosuccinic acid) renal scintigraphy in a 14-year-old girl. At 2 years of age, the patient had a diagnosis of supernumerary kidney. She remained asymptomatic up to childhood age, and then a DMSA study was required to guide the following adequate surveillance strategy. DMSA study provided a clear imaging of supernumerary kidney in the left side of the abdomen showing a regular uptake and a normal function in relation to its own size...
June 24, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647851/a-questionnaire-survey-of-radiological-diagnosis-and-management-of-renal-dysplasia-in-children
#2
Giovanni Montini, Marco Busutti, Fatos Yalcinkaya, Adrian S Woolf, Stefanie Weber
BACKGROUND: The condition called renal dysplasia is considered to be a frequent cause of chronic kidney disease in children. Formally, it is defined by histological parameters. In current nephrology practice, however, the appearance of the kidneys on ultrasound scanning is often used as a basis for the diagnosis. METHODS: The European Society for Pediatric Nephrology Working Group on Congenital Anomalies of the Kidney and Urinary Tract hypothesized that the current diagnostic approach with regard to renal dysplasia was not homogeneous...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635157/longitudinal-study-on-the-use-of-dried-blood-spots-for-home-monitoring-in-children-after-kidney-transplantation
#3
A Al-Uzri, K A Freeman, Jordan Wade, K Clark, L A Bleyle, M Munar, D R Koop
The use of DBSs for home monitoring has been limited due to unsatisfactory blood sampling and analytical difficulties. The aim of this longitudinal feasibility trial was to assess the utility of DBS to monitor TAC and Cr at home in transplant recipients. A total of 30 participants (2-21 years, mean±SD, 13.6±5.4 year) were enrolled over 12 months. Eighteen were males. Monthly DBS samples were obtained at home and mailed to the central laboratory for analysis of TAC and Cr. Nineteen patients completed the study, and 216 cards were received in the laboratory from a total of 279 cards expected, with 416/519 (80%) blood spots being suitable for analysis...
June 20, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632657/role-of-computed-tomography-in-the-classification-of-pediatric-pelvic-fractures-revisited
#4
Melissa A Bent, William L Hennrikus, Johan E Latorre, Douglas G Armstrong, Brian Shaw, Kerwyn C Jones, Lee S Segal
OBJECTIVES: To determine the need for computerized tomography (CT) scans in the assessment of pediatric pelvic fractures. DESIGN: Retrospective Chart Review. SETTING: Level-1 Pediatric Trauma Center. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: Thirty pediatric trauma patients with pelvic fractures who have obtained both a radiograph and CT scan. MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS: Fleiss Kappa coefficient to compare interreliability...
July 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631039/graft-nephrectomy-in-children
#5
Benedict L Phillips, Chris J Callaghan
Kidney transplantation is recognised as the gold standard treatment of end-stage renal disease in most children, with excellent graft survival rates. When graft failure occurs, renal transplant recipients (RTRs) have the option of removal of the transplant (graft nephrectomy [GN]), or leaving the failed transplant in situ. The aims of this review are to discuss the indications for GN, surgical techniques, outcomes after GN (including risks of allosensitisation and the impact on subsequent transplants), and the possible role of routine GN in the asymptomatic RTR with a failed renal allograft...
June 19, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624980/emerging-biomarkers-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-children
#6
REVIEW
Jason H Greenberg, Aadil Kakajiwala, Chirag R Parikh, Susan Furth
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has become a significant public health concern, as it is associated with substantial morbidity. Prior research has evaluated multiple novel CKD biomarkers to supplement serum creatinine and proteinuria. The ultimate goal of this research is to find biomarkers that can be used to accurately predict CKD progression and to better time outpatient follow-up, and referral for transplant. Also, an optimal panel of biomarkers can augment the predictive value of proteinuria and serum creatinine by enriching patient enrollment in clinical trials...
June 17, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621639/outcome-of-the-double-j-stent-placement-in-pediatric-kidney-transplant-a-single-center-experience
#7
Hakan Sözen, Onur Özen, Kibriya Fidan, Oğuz Söylemezoğlu, Aydın Dalgıç
OBJECTIVES: Double J stent placement at kidney transplant may reduce stenosis or leakage complication rates. However, placement may also increase risk for early urinary tract infection (ie, < 3 mo after transplant). In children, the usefulness of double J stent placement is not well defined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed retrospective data from children who received transplants at the Gazi University Transplantation Center and Pediatric Nephrology (Ankara, Turkey) for outcomes related to double J stents...
June 16, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620006/cancer-surveillance-in-gorlin-syndrome-and-rhabdoid-tumor-predisposition-syndrome
#8
REVIEW
William D Foulkes, Junne Kamihara, D Gareth R Evans, Laurence Brugières, Franck Bourdeaut, Jan J Molenaar, Michael F Walsh, Garrett M Brodeur, Lisa Diller
Gorlin syndrome and rhabdoid tumor predisposition syndrome (RTPS) are autosomal dominant syndromes associated with an increased risk of childhood-onset brain tumors. Individuals with Gorlin syndrome can manifest a wide range of phenotypic abnormalities, with about 5% of family members developing medulloblastoma, usually occurring in the first 3 years of life. Gorlin syndrome is associated with germline mutations in components of the Sonic Hedgehog pathway, including Patched1 (PTCH1) and Suppressor of fused (SUFU)SUFU mutation carriers appear to have an especially high risk of early-onset medulloblastoma...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616708/comparison-of-different-definitions-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-extremely-low-birth-weight-infants
#9
Vikas Chowdhary, Ramya Vajpeyajula, Mohit Jain, Syeda Maqsood, Rupesh Raina, Deepak Kumar, Maroun J Mhanna
BACKGROUND: The definition of acute kidney injury (AKI) has evolved over the years, and three definitions have been adapted including pediatric risk injury failure, loss of kidney function (pRIFLE), Acute Kidney Injury Network (AKIN), and Neonatal Modified Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO). We sought to report the prevalence and outcome of (AKI) according to the three existing definitions in extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study, medical records of all ELBW infants (<1000 g) admitted to our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) between Jan 2002 and Dec 2011 were reviewed...
June 14, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612381/body-mass-index-as-a-predictor-of-outcomes-among-pediatric-kidney-transplant-recipient
#10
André A S Dick, Ryan N Hansen, Martin I Montenovo, Patrick J Healey, Jodi M Smith
Controversies exist regarding the impact of obesity on patients undergoing kidney transplantation. We sought to estimate the association between BMI and patient outcomes (survival and graft function) among pediatric kidney transplant patients in the USA. We conducted a retrospective analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing database (1987-2013), which revealed 13 014 pediatric patients (<18 years old) who underwent primary kidney transplantation. Patients were stratified into five BMI categories established by the World Health Organizations according to their Z score, which is based on age, gender and BMI...
June 13, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612057/imaging-studies-and-biomarkers-to-detect-clinically-meaningful-vesicoureteral-reflux
#11
REVIEW
Michaella Maloney Prasad, Earl Y Cheng
The work-up of a febrile urinary tract infection is generally performed to detect vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) and its possible complications. The imaging modalities most commonly used for this purpose are renal-bladder ultrasound, voiding cystourethrogram and dimercapto-succinic acid scan. These studies each contribute valuable information, but carry individual benefits and limitations that may impact their efficacy. Biochemical markers are not commonly used in pediatric urology to diagnose or differentiate high-risk disease, but this is the emerging frontier, which will hopefully change our approach to VUR in the future...
June 2017: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612055/genetics-of-vesicoureteral-reflux-and-congenital-anomalies-of-the-kidney-and-urinary-tract
#12
REVIEW
Keum Hwa Lee, Heon Yung Gee, Jae Il Shin
The definition of congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) is the disease of structural malformations in the kidney and/or urinary tract containing vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). These anomalies can cause pediatric chronic kidney disease. However, the pathogenesis of CAKUT is not well understood, because identifying the genetic architecture of CAKUT is difficult due to the phenotypic heterogeneity and multifactorial genetic penetrance. We describe the current genetic basis and mechanisms of CAKUT including VUR via approaching the steps and signaling pathways of kidney developmental processes...
June 2017: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607687/glomerular-filtration-rate-trends-during-follow-up-in-children-with-steroid-sensitive-nephrotic-syndrome
#13
Sulaiman Alsaidi, Daniel Wagner, Silviu Grisaru, Julian Midgley, Lorraine Hamiwka, Andrew Wade, Alberto Nettel-Aguirre, Susan Samuel
BACKGROUND: Overall prognosis of children with steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome (SSNS) is regarded as generally favorable. However, only a few recent studies have evaluated changes in kidney function and blood pressure over time in children with SSNS. OBJECTIVES: We describe clinical features of SSNS patients and characterize changes in calculated estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and use of antihypertensive medications during follow-up. DESIGN: This is a retrospective cohort study...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604760/developing-a-neonatal-acute-kidney-injury-research-definition-a-report-from-the-niddk-neonatal-aki-workshop
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Michael Zappitelli, Namasivayam Ambalavanan, David J Askenazi, Marva M Moxey-Mims, Paul L Kimmel, Robert A Star, Carolyn L Abitbol, Patrick D Brophy, Guillermo Hidalgo, Mina Hanna, Catherine M Morgan, Tonse N K Raju, Patricio Ray, Zayhara Reyes-Bou, Amani Roushdi, Stuart L Goldstein
Normal developmental changes during postnatal life hinder the development of an AKI definition and advancement of neonatal AKI research. This report summarizes the expert discussion at a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases sponsored neonatal AKI workshop, on knowledge gaps in defining neonatal AKI. The most important knowledge gaps and neonatal AKI definition research recommendations were agreed upon and defined. Several challenges were identified in defining neonatal AKI using serum creatinine (SCr) and urine output criteria applied in adults and children...
June 12, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604570/successful-treatment-of-pediatric-ventricular-assist-device-thrombosis
#15
Devin Chetan, Holger Buchholz, Mary Bauman, Vijay Anand, Paula Holinski, Jennifer Conway
Pump thrombosis represents a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in patients on continuous flow ventricular assist devices (CF-VAD). Pump thrombosis in the pediatric CF-VAD population has been reported between 11% and 44%, with the largest reported series from the PediMACS registry reporting a rate of approximately 15%. We report our early experience with four pediatric patients who developed pump thrombosis on a CF-VAD. Our limited experience suggests that the treatment of pediatric VAD thrombosis can be approached with similar principles to the adult population...
June 7, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604513/severe-sarcopenia-and-increased-fat-stores-in-pediatric-patients-with-liver-kidney-or-intestine-failure
#16
Richard S Mangus, Weston J Bush, Chandrashekhar A Kubal, Christina Miller
OBJECTIVES: Malnutrition and wasting predict clinical outcomes in children with severe chronic illness. Objectively calculated malnutrition in children with end-stage organ failure has not been well studied. This analysis compares children with kidney, liver or intestine failure to healthy controls to quantitate the disparity in muscle and fat stores. METHODS: Children younger than age 19 with end stage liver, kidney or intestine failure and with pre-transplant computed tomography (CT) imaging were selected from the transplant database...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603880/a-convex-hull-based-new-metric-for-quantification-of-bladder-wall-irregularity-in-pediatric-patients-with-congenital-anomalies-of-the-kidney-and-urinary-tract
#17
Joseph N Stember, Jeffrey Newhouse, Gerald Behr, Shumyle Alam
OBJECTIVES: Early identification and quantification of bladder damage in pediatric patients with congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) is crucial to guiding effective treatment and may affect the eventual clinical outcome, including progression of renal disease. We have developed a novel approach based on the convex hull to calculate bladder wall trabecularity in pediatric patients with CAKUT. The objective of this study was to test whether our approach can accurately predict bladder wall irregularity...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601936/acute-kidney-injury-emerging-pharmacotherapies-in-current-clinical-trials
#18
Stefanie Woolridge Benoit, Prasad Devarajan
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a significant source of morbidity and mortality in pediatric patients, affecting more than one quarter of critically ill children. Despite significant need, there are no targeted therapies to reliably prevent or treat AKI. Recent advances in our understanding of renal injury and repair signaling pathways have enabled the development of several targeted pharmaceuticals. Here we review emerging pharmacotherapies for AKI that are currently in clinical trials. Categorized by their general mechanism of action, the therapies discussed include anti-inflammatory agents (recAP, AB103, ABT-719), antioxidants (iron chelators, heme arginate), vasodilators (levosimendan), apoptosis inhibitors (QPI-1002), and repair agents (THR-184, BB-3, mesenchymal stem cells)...
June 10, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600850/eight-year-follow-up-in-pediatric-living-donor-kidney-recipients-receiving-alemtuzumab-induction
#19
Michael M Kaabak, Nadeen N Babenko, Ron Shapiro, Alexey A Maschan, Allan K Zokoev, Stanislav V Schekaturov, Julia N Vyunkova, Olga V Dymova
Recipient lymphocytes are crucial for direct and indirect pathways of allorecognition. We proposed that the administration of alemtuzumab several weeks pretransplantation could eradicate peripheral lymphatic cells and promote donor-specific acceptance. This was a single-center, retrospective review of 101 consecutive living donor kidney transplantations in pediatric patients (age 7 months-18 years), performed between September 2006 and April 2010. IS protocol included two 30 mg doses of alemtuzumab: The first was given 12-29 days prior to transplantation, and the second at the time of transplantation...
June 10, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599030/pediatric-nephrolithiasis-a-review
#20
Tayaba Miah, Deepak Kamat
The incidence of pediatric nephrolithiasis is on the rise. The composition of kidney stones in children is different than in adults, as most stones in children have a composition of calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate mixed with a small amount of uric acid. The symptoms of pediatric nephrolithiasis are nonspecific. Computed tomography (CT) is the gold standard for diagnosis; however, because of radiation exposure associated with a CT scan, ultrasonography is also an accepted modality for the diagnosis. Extensive metabolic evaluation is important to rule out an underlying metabolic disorder...
June 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
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