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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416468/cardiac-transplantation-in-children-and-adolescents-with-long-qt-syndrome
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Angela M Kelle, J Martijn Bos, Susan P Etheridge, Bryan C Cannon, Randall M Bryant, Jonathan N Johnson, Michael J Ackerman
BACKGROUND: Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a potentially lethal, yet highly treatable, cardiac channelopathy. Cardiac transplantation has been reported anecdotally for patients with severe LQTS refractory to standard therapies. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the incidence and risk factors for cardiac transplantation among children evaluated and treated in an LQTS specialty center. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of 349 children with LQTS (mean age at diagnosis, 8...
April 14, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416430/-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-critically-ill-neonates-and-children
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J Rambaud, J Guilbert, I Guellec, S Jean, A Durandy, M Demoulin, A Amblard, R Carbajal, P-L Leger
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is used as a last resort during neonatal and pediatric resuscitation in case of refractory circulatory or respiratory failure under maximum conventional therapies. Different types of ECMO can be used depending on the initial failure. The main indications for ECMO are refractory respiratory failure (acute respiratory distress syndrome, status asthmaticus, severe pneumonia, meconium aspiration syndrome, pulmonary hypertension) and refractory circulatory failure (cardiogenic shock, septic shock, refractory cardiac arrest)...
April 14, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414953/health-shocks-and-their-long-lasting-impact-on-health-behaviors-evidence-from-the-2009-h1n1-pandemic-in-mexico
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Jorge M Agüero, Trinidad Beleche
Worldwide, the leading causes of death could be avoided with health behaviors that are low-cost but also difficult to adopt. We show that exogenous health shocks could facilitate the adoption of these behaviors and provide long-lasting effects on health outcomes. Specifically, we exploit the spatial and temporal variation of the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic in Mexico and show that areas with a higher incidence of H1N1 experienced larger reductions in diarrhea-related cases among young children. These reductions continue even three years after the shock ended...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407566/-i-started-working-because-i-was-hungry-the-consequences-of-food-insecurity-for-children-s-well-being-in-rural-ethiopia
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Virginia Morrow, Yisak Tafere, Nardos Chuta, Ina Zharkevich
Food insecurity, the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of safe, nutritious food, is a persistent problem in rural Ethiopia. However, little qualitative research has explored how food insecurity affects children over time, from their point of view. What are the effects of economic 'shocks' such as illness, death, loss of livestock, drought and inflation on availability of food, and children's well-being? To what extent do social protection schemes (in this case, the Productive Safety Net Programme) mitigate the long-term effects of food insecurity for children? The paper uses a life-course approach, drawing on analysis of four rounds of qualitative longitudinal research conducted in 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2014, with eight case study children, as part of Young Lives, an ongoing cohort study...
April 6, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406862/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-corticosteroids-in-pediatric-septic-shock-a-pilot-feasibility-study
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Kusum Menon, Dayre McNally, Katharine O'Hearn, Anand Acharya, Hector R Wong, Margaret Lawson, Tim Ramsay, Lauralyn McIntyre, Elaine Gilfoyle, Marisa Tucci, David Wensley, Ronald Gottesman, Gavin Morrison, Karen Choong
OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility of conducting a randomized controlled trial of corticosteroids in pediatric septic shock. DESIGN: Randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial. SETTING: Seven tertiary level PICUs in Canada. PATIENTS: Children newborn to 17 years old inclusive with suspected septic shock. INTERVENTION: Administration of IV hydrocortisone versus placebo until hemodynamic stability is achieved or for a maximum of 7 days...
April 12, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401152/hemodynamic-analysis-of-pediatric-septic-shock-and-cardiogenic-shock-using-transpulmonary-thermodilution
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En-Pei Lee, Shao-Hsuan Hsia, Jainn-Jim Lin, Oi-Wa Chan, Jung Lee, Chia-Ying Lin, Han-Ping Wu
Septic shock and cardiogenic shock are the two most common types of shock in children admitted to pediatric intensive care units (PICUs). The aim of the study was to investigate which hemodynamic variables were associated with mortality in children with shock. We retrospectively analyzed 50 children with shock (37 septic shock cases and 13 cardiogenic shock cases) in the PICU and monitored their hemodynamics using transpulmonary thermodilution from 2003 to 2016. Clinical factors were analyzed between the patients with septic and cardiogenic shock...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401058/a-rare-cause-of-recurrent-acute-pancreatitis-in-a-child-isovaleric-acidemia-with-novel-mutation
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Elif Sag, Alper Han Cebi, Gulay Kaya, Gulay Karaguzel, Murat Cakir
Recurrent acute pancreatic attacks is a rare clinical condition (2-5% of all acute pancreatis) in children and is mainly idiopathic in most cases. Sometimes it may be associated with congenital anomalies, metabolic diseases or hereditary conditions. Isovaleric acidemia (IVA) is a rare autosomal recessive amino acid metabolism disorder associated with isovaleryl coenzyme A dehydrogenase deficiency presenting the clinical findings such metabolic acidosis with increased anion gap, hyperammonemia, ketonemia, hypoglycemia, "the odor of sweaty feet," abdominal pain, vomiting, feeding intolerance, shock and coma...
March 2017: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398934/pediatric-lawnmower-injuries
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Tina S Lee, Jan D Luhmann, Scott J Luhmann, Kimberly S Quayle
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate demographics, characteristics, and mechanisms of injuries caused by lawnmowers in children. METHODS: Chart review from 1990 to 2010 at a level I pediatric trauma center identified patients younger than 18 years with lawnmower injuries. Demographics and characteristics of the injuries were analyzed by descriptive statistical analysis. RESULTS: The study identified 88 subjects, with 80% males and 42% of the subjects younger than 5 years...
April 11, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397433/induction-and-maintenance-infliximab-therapy-in-children-with-moderate-to-severe-ulcerative-colitis-retrospective-multicenter-study
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Barbara M Iwańczak, Jarosław Kierkuś, Józef Ryżko, Mariusz Szczepanik, Sabina Więcek, Grażyna Czaja-Bulsa, Magdalena Kacperska, Bartosz Korczowski, Jolanta Maślana, Franciszek Iwańczak
BACKGROUND: Pediatric ulcerative colitis (UC) is a severe disease characterised by the presence of extensive inflammatory lesions in the colon. The administration of intravenous corticosteroids is recommended in patients with acute relapse of the disease, whereas early treatment with cyclosporine, tacrolimus or infliximab is recommended if there is no improvement. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the efficacy and safety of infliximab therapy in the treatment of moderate-to-severe and severe relapse of pediatric UC...
January 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396031/penetrance-of-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-in-children-who-are-mutation-positive
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Alexa M C Vermeer, Sally-Ann B Clur, Nico A Blom, Arthur A M Wilde, Imke Christiaans
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the presence of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) at first cardiac evaluation and during follow-up and cardiac events in predictively tested children who are mutation positive. STUDY DESIGN: The study included 119 predictively tested children who were mutation positive, with a mean age of 12.1 years. A family history and clinical variables from all cardiac evaluations after predictive genetic testing were recorded. Outcome measures were a clinical diagnosis of HCM, death, and cardiac events...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394814/percutaneous-mechanical-circulatory-support-using-impella%C3%A2-devices-for-decompensated-cardiogenic-shock-a-pediatric-heart-center-experience
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Dhaval Parekh, Aamir Jeewa, Sebastian C Tume, William J Dreyer, Ricardo Pignatelli, David Horne, Henri Justino, Athar M Qureshi
Cardiogenic shock remains a significant cause of mortality and morbidity in children with heart failure. Percutaneous mechanical circulatory support may be an additional tool to augment left heart support and decompression in addition to conventional therapies. This report aims to review the clinical and hemodynamic outcomes of the Impella® device at a pediatric center. A retrospective review of all implants between October 2014 and November 2016 was conducted. Clinical outcomes, device implant techniques, complications, and hemodynamic data were collected...
April 6, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388526/sepsis-associated-in-hospital-cardiac-arrest-epidemiology-pathophysiology-and-potential-therapies
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Ryan W Morgan, Julie C Fitzgerald, Scott L Weiss, Vinay M Nadkarni, Robert M Sutton, Robert A Berg
Sepsis-associated cardiac arrest is a relatively common occurrence with especially poor outcomes. Of the greater than 200,000 in-hospital cardiac arrests that occur in the United States annually, between 30,000 and 60,000 occur in patients with underlying sepsis. These patients are less likely to survive than cardiac arrest victims without sepsis. In this review, we discuss the epidemiology of sepsis-associated in-hospital cardiac arrest in adults and children, the relevant physiology responsible for its pathogenesis and poor outcomes, and potential therapeutic interventions based on this pathophysiology...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387490/-an-rare-complication-of-scarlet-fever-invasive-group-a-streptococcal-infection-with-streptococcal-toxic-shock-syndrome
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H Warnier, Z Depuis, K Nyamugabo, B Desprechins, M-C Seghaye
Invasive Group A Streptococcus infections and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome are rare complications of common diseases in children such as scarlet fever or impetigo. These invasive diseases are particulary challenging because of their rapid progression and the lack of predisposing factors in most cases. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are mandatory to reduce the mortality associated with these severe diseases. We report the case of an 8- year-old girl who developped an invasive group A streptococcal disease with osteomyelitis and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome in the course of a classical scarlet fever...
March 2017: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378958/child-poverty-the-great-recession-and-the-social-safety-net-in-the-united-states
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Marianne Bitler, Hiliary Hoynes, Elira Kuku
In this paper, we comprehensively examine the effects of the Great Recession on child poverty, with particular attention to the role of the social safety net in mitigating the adverse effects of shocks to earnings and income. Using a state panel data model and data for 2000 to 2014, we estimate the relationship between the business cycle and child poverty, and we examine how and to what extent the safety net is providing protection to at-risk children. We find compelling evidence that the safety net provides protection; that is, the cyclicality of after-tax-and-transfer child poverty is significantly attenuated relative to the cyclicality of private income poverty...
2017: Journal of Policy Analysis and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371628/persistence-of-pandemic-influenza-on-the-development-of-children-evidence-from-industrializing-japan
#15
Kota Ogasawara
In this study, we estimate the persistent effects of fetal exposure to the 1918-1920 influenza pandemic of Japan on the physical development of primary school children. By using a unique nationwide longitudinal physical examination dataset of children aged 6-13 in units of 47 prefectures between 1929 and 1939, this study is the first to adopt the bilateral-specific fixed effects approach to identify the impact of fetal influenza exposure on the physical development of children. We find that the children born in 1919-1920 were shorter than those in surrounding cohorts...
May 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367008/lactate-clearance-as-the-predictor-of-outcome-in-pediatric-septic-shock
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Richa Choudhary, Sadasivan Sitaraman, Anita Choudhary
CONTEXT: Septic shock can rapidly evolve into multiple system organ failure and death. In the recent years, hyperlactatemia has been found to be a risk factor for mortality in critically ill adults. AIMS: To evaluate the predictive value of lactate clearance and to determine the optimal cut-off value for predicting outcome in children with septic shock. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: A prospective observational study was performed on children with septic shock admitted to pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)...
April 2017: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365104/can-we-safely-decrease-intensive-care-unit-admissions-for-children-with-high-grade-isolated-solid-organ-injuries-using-the-shock-index-pediatric-age-adjusted-and-hematocrit-to-modify-apsa-admission-guidelines
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Mary Arbuthnot, Lindsey Bendure Armstrong, David P Mooney
BACKGROUND: In 2000, the American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA) disseminated consensus practice guidelines for the management of blunt liver and splenic injury which included intensive care unit (ICU) admission for children with grade IV injuries. We sought to determine if we could better predict which children with isolated solid organ injuries (SOI) underwent an ICU-level intervention, thus necessitating ICU admission. METHODS: Children with isolated liver, spleen, or kidney injuries admitted to the ICU from November 2003 to August 2015 were identified in our trauma registry, and data were extracted from the medical record...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351429/corticosteroids-in-septic-shock-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Ben Gibbison, José A López-López, Julian P T Higgins, Tom Miller, Gianni D Angelini, Stafford L Lightman, Djillali Annane
BACKGROUND: Multiple corticosteroids and treatment regimens have been used as adjuncts in the treatment of septic shock. Qualitative and quantitative differences exist at cellular and tissular levels between the different drugs and their patterns of delivery. The objective of this study was to elucidate any differences between the drugs and their treatment regimens regarding outcomes for corticosteroid use in adult patients with septic shock. METHODS: Network meta-analysis of the data used for the recently conducted Cochrane review was performed...
March 28, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348804/cytolethal-distending-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-strains-causing-severe-diarrhoea-in-young-mexican-children
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Mario Meza-Segura, Mussaret Bano Zaidi, Samantha Maldonado-Puga, Jazmin Huerta-Cantillo, Lucia Chavez-Dueñas, Fernando Navarro-Garcia, Teresa Estrada-Garcia
Introduction. Cytolethal distending toxins (CDTs), encoded by cdt genes, have DNase activity leading to cellular and nuclear distension, resulting in irreversible cell cycle arrest and apoptosis of target cells. cdt-positive Escherichia coli strains have been isolated from children with diarrhoea. There is, however, scant information on the prevalence and clinical presentation of diarrhoeal disease caused by these strains. Furthermore, toxin production of cdt-positive strains is rarely confirmed. We report five young children with diarrhoea caused by CDT-producing E...
February 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340424/less-money-more-problems-how-changes-in-disposable-income-affect-child-maltreatment
#20
Michael McLaughlin
A number of research studies have documented an association between child maltreatment and family income. Yet, little is known about the specific types of economic shocks that affect child maltreatment rates. The paucity of information is troubling given that more than six million children are reported for maltreatment annually in the U.S. alone. This study examines whether an exogenous shock to families' disposable income, a change in the price of gasoline, predicts changes in child maltreatment. The findings of a fixed-effects regression show that increases in state-level gas prices are associated with increases in state-level child maltreatment referral rates, even after controlling for demographic and other economic variables...
March 21, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
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