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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148922/feasibility-and-safety-of-using-thoracic-and-lumbar-cortical-bone-trajectory-pedicle-screws-in-spinal-constructs-in-children-technical-note
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Jonathan N Sellin, Jeffrey S Raskin, Kristen A Staggers, Alison Brayton, Valentina Briceño, Amee J Moreno, Andrew Jea
Thoracic and lumbar cortical bone trajectory pedicle screws have been described in adult spine surgery. They have likewise been described in pediatric CT-based morphometric studies; however, clinical experience in the pediatric age group is limited. The authors here describe the use of cortical bone trajectory pedicle screws in posterior instrumented spinal fusions from the upper thoracic to the lumbar spine in 12 children. This dedicated study represents the initial use of cortical screws in pediatric spine surgery...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148638/factors-associated-with-treatment-outcome-of-pediatric-cancerpatients-admitted-with-febrile-neutropenia-in-tikuranbessa-specialized-teaching-hospital-addis-ababa-ethiopia
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Selamawit Assefa, Tinsae Alemayehu, Workeabeba Abebe
Background: Cancer treatment is associated with variable degrees of myelosupression. Infection is often a life-threatening complication of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia, and it is also considered an oncologic emergency. Febrile neutropenia is a common, costly and potentially fatal complication in oncology. Objective: To assess factors affecting treatment outcome of cancer patients with chemotherapy induced febrile neutropenia. Method: We conducted a review of records of pediatric patients hospitalized and treated for chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013 and met the selection criteria...
January 2017: Ethiopian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148427/urothelial-carcinoma-of-the-bladder-in-pediatric-patient-four-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Murat Uçar, Metin Demirkaya, Berna Aytaç Vuruşkan, Emin Balkan, Nizamettin Kılıç
BACKGROUND: Urothelial carcinoma (UC) of bladder is a rare condition in children. Majority of the cases are non-invasive and low grade in this age group. However, there is no follow-up protocol defined for this patient group. The objective of this study is to draw attention to childhood bladder tumors and focus on current recommendations for postoperative follow-up together with our experience with four cases. CASE REPORT: A total of 4 cases aged under the age of 18, who were treated in our clinics between 2001 and 2015 with the diagnosis of urothelial carcinoma were retrospectively evaluated...
November 17, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147840/medulloblastoma-in-adults-a%C3%A2-retrospective-single-institution-analysis
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Indrawati Hadi, Olarn Roengvoraphoj, Maximilian Niyazi, Falk Roeder, Ulrich Schüller, Claus Belka, Silke Birgit Nachbichler
PURPOSE: Adult medulloblastoma is a rare disease treated according to the current pediatric treatment guidelines. This retrospective analysis investigated the clinical outcomes and prognostic factors of adult medulloblastoma patients, who received multimodal therapy at our institution. METHODS: Treatment charts of all patients over the age of 15 years of age with de novo medulloblastoma, who had been treated at our institution between 2001 and 2014, were retrospectively analyzed...
November 16, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147770/-infantile-hemangioma-of-the-eyelid
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F Lang, U P Press
Hemangiomas are one of the most common vascular tumors in infancy. In most cases no therapy is necessary and spontaneous regression is observed; however, if they arise in the periocular region, immediate action is required as rapid growth frequently leads to obstruction of the visual field with the risk of developing amblyopia and orbital suppression up to permanent disfigurement and stigmatization of those affected. Novel pharmaceutical treatment options led to a significant paradigm shift in the treatment of pediatric hemangiomas...
November 16, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147440/rare-presentation-of-adrenocortical-carcinoma-in-a-4-month-old-boy
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Sonali Malhotra, Apoorva R Waikar, Prabhsimranjot Singh, Ludovico Guarini, Elka Jacobson-Dickman, Roja Motaghedi, Irina Kazachkova
Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare malignancy and even rarer in infancy. Most of these tumors in pediatric age group are hormonally active and predominantly present with virilization. Cortisol hypersecretion presenting as Cushing syndrome is extremely rare and seen in older age groups. We report a 4-month-old infant who presented with linear growth arrest and excessive weight gain in early infancy, consequently diagnosed with ACC. On long-term follow-up for 7 years, he remained metastasis free following surgical resection and was not treated with chemotherapy...
June 2017: World Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146900/the-genomic-landscape-of-pediatric-myelodysplastic-syndromes
#7
Jason R Schwartz, Jing Ma, Tamara Lamprecht, Michael Walsh, Shuoguo Wang, Victoria Bryant, Guangchun Song, Gang Wu, John Easton, Chimene Kesserwan, Kim E Nichols, Charles G Mullighan, Raul C Ribeiro, Jeffery M Klco
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are uncommon in children and have a poor prognosis. In contrast to adult MDS, little is known about the genomic landscape of pediatric MDS. Here, we describe the somatic and germline changes of pediatric MDS using whole exome sequencing, targeted amplicon sequencing, and/or RNA-sequencing of 46 pediatric primary MDS patients. Our data show that, in contrast to adult MDS, Ras/MAPK pathway mutations are common in pediatric MDS (45% of primary cohort), while mutations in RNA splicing genes are rare (2% of primary cohort)...
November 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144839/distinguishing-benign-from-malignant-circumscribed-orbital-tumors-in-children
#8
Yufei Tu, Frederick A Jakobiec, Katherine Leung, Suzanne K Freitag
An orbital neoplasm in children is an uncommon clinical finding. Clinical suspicion should be based on many factors, including its location, the nature of onset, associated systemic signs and symptoms, family and social histories, examination findings, and radiographic characteristics. We present two cases of young children of similar age with a rapid-onset orbital mass. In both cases, a circumscribed round lesion was found in the superomedial orbit. An orbital schwannoma, a benign and usually slow growing tumor, was found in the first patient...
November 16, 2017: Seminars in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144034/considerations-in-surgical-management-of-a-buschke-lowenstein-tumor-in-netherton-syndrome-a-case-report
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Rosalind Ashton, Jamil Moledina, Branavan Sivakumar, Jemima E Mellerio, Anna E Martinez
Netherton syndrome is an autosomal recessive ichthyosis caused by mutations in SPINK5, with the classic triad of linearis circumflexa, trichorrhexis invaginata, and atopy. There are few reports of surgical management in individuals with Netherton syndrome and clinicians may be reluctant to operate for fear of wound-healing complications. This report describes a pediatric case of a Buschke-Lowenstein tumor of the natal cleft in a patient with Netherton syndrome that had failed to respond to medical management...
November 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143958/intraspinal-mesenchymal-chondrosarcoma-report-of-a-pediatric-case-and-literature-review
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Angela Di Giannatale, Marta Colletti, Ida Russo, Valentina Ferruzzi, Vito Andrea Dell' Anna, Raffaele Cozza, Giovanna Stefania Colafati, Raffaella Messina, Angela Mastronuzzi, Rita De Vito, Giuseppe Maria Milano
PURPOSE: Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma (MCS) is an aggressive variant of chondrosarcoma and is a rare tumor, particularly within the pediatric population. Commonly, MCS originates in the bone, but it can also arise in extraskeletal sites, such as the brain and the intraspinal area. Due to the rarity of this tumor, there are no guidelines for its optimal treatment. METHODS: We report a case of intradural extramedullary MCS, located at the T11-T12 level, in a 14-year-old male...
November 15, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143922/pre-treatment-lymphopenia-and-indication-of-tumor-induced-systemic-immunosuppression-in-medulloblastoma
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Seema Patel, Shiyang Wang, Matija Snuderl, Matthias A Karajannis
The presence of tumor-induced systemic immune suppression, including lymphopenia, has been recognized in adult patients with glioblastoma for several decades, and pre-treatment neutrophil-to-lymphocyte count ratio (NLCR) is associated with inferior clinical outcome in patients with glioblastoma. Whether tumor-induced systemic immune suppression is also present in children with malignant brain tumors is not known. We performed a retrospective analysis of pretreatment neutrophil and lymphocyte counts in pediatric patients with medulloblastoma (MB) compared to a control group of children with posterior fossa pilocytic astrocytoma (PA)...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141555/evaluation-of-antineoplastic-effects-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-inhibition-by-dhmeq-dehydroxymethylepoxyquinomicin-in-medulloblastoma-cell-lines
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Priscila Maria Manzini Ramos, Julia Alejandra Pezuk, Angel Mauricio Castro-Gamero, Harley Francisco de Oliveira, Carlos Alberto Scrideli, Kazuo Umezawa, Luiz Gonzaga Tone
PURPOSE: NF-κB is a transcription factor involved in the transcriptional regulation of a large number of genes related to tumorigenesis in several cancer cell types, and it's inhibition have been related to anticancer effect. DHMEQ (Dehydroxymethylepoxyquinomicin) is a compound that blocks the translocation of NF-κB from the cytoplasm to the nucleus, thus inhibiting its activity as a transcriptional activator. Several studies have shown the antineoplastic effects of DHMEQ in numerous tumor types, however, there are no surveys that tested their effects in MB...
November 13, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141313/-tocilizumab-for-refractory-systemic-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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J M Lai, F Q Wu, Z X Zhou, M Kang, X L Huang, G X Su, S N Li, J Zhu, X N Wang
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and side effects of tocilizumab for the treatment of systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Method: In this prospective self case-control study, the children diagnosed with refractory systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis admitted to Department of Rheumatism and Immunology of Children's Hospital Affiliated to Capital Institute of Pediatrics from December 2013 to June 2016 were enrolled and information before and after treatment of tocilizumab was analyzed. The tocilizumab was introvenously guttae in a dose of 8-12 mg/kg every 2 weeks...
November 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140944/subcutaneous-golimumab-in-pediatric-ulcerative-colitis-pharmacokinetics-and-clinical-benefit
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Jeffrey S Hyams, Daphne Chan, Omoniyi J Adedokun, Lakshmi Padgett, Dan Turner, Anne Griffiths, Genevieve Veereman, Melvin B Heyman, Joel R Rosh, Ghassan Wahbeh, Richard Strauss
BACKGROUND: Current treatments for pediatric ulcerative colitis (UC) are limited. We evaluated the pharmacokinetics and clinical benefits of subcutaneous golimumab, an anti-tumor necrosis factor agent, in moderately-to-severely active pediatric patients with UC refractory to conventional therapy. METHODS: We report a multicenter, open-label study of golimumab with a pharmacokinetics phase (week 0-14). Patients had moderately-to-severely active UC and were naive to anti-tumor necrosis factor treatment...
December 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138840/low-dosage-of-arsenic-trioxide-inhibits-vasculogenic-mimicry-in-hepatoblastoma-without-cell-apoptosis
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Feng Zhang, Chun-Mei Zhang, Shu Li, Kun-Kun Wang, Bin-Bin Guo, Yao Fu, Lu-Yang Liu, Yu Zhang, Hai-Yu Jiang, Chang-Jun Wu
Hepatoblastoma (HB) is the most common type of pediatric liver malignancy, which predominantly occurs in young children (aged <5 years), and continues to be a therapeutic challenge in terms of metastasis and drug resistance. As a new pattern of tumor blood supply, vasculogenic mimicry (VM) is a channel structure lined by tumor cells rather than endothelial cells, which contribute to angiogenesis. VM occurs in a variety of solid tumor types, including liver cancer, such as hepatocellular carcinoma. The aim of the present study was to elucidate the effect of arsenic trioxide (As2O3) on VM...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137067/harlequin-syndrome-and-horner-syndrome-after-neck-schwannoma-excision-in-a-pediatric-patient-a-case-report
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Dong Hoon Lee, Jong Yuap Seong, Tae Mi Yoon, Joon Kyoo Lee, Sang Chul Lim
RATIONALE: Harlequin syndrome is an extremely rare benign condition characterized by unilateral facial flushing and sweating. PATIENT CONCERN: An 11-year-old boy presented with complaint of a right neck mass of 1-month duration. DIAGNOSIS: The preoperative diagnosis was neurogenic tumor of vagus nerve or sympathetic nerve. INTERVENTIONS: We performed right neck mass removal under general anesthesia. OUTCOMES: We report a case of harlequin syndrome associated with Horner syndrome in an 11-year boy who underwent excision of right neck schwannoma...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136254/completion-of-multiple-fellowships-by-orthopedic-surgeons-analysis-of-the-american-board-of-orthopaedic-surgery-certification-database
#17
J Mason DePasse, Alan H Daniels, Wesley Durand, Brandon Kingrey, John Prodromo, Mary K Mulcahey
Orthopedic surgeons have become increasingly subspecialized, and recent studies have shown that American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) Step II applicants are performing a higher percentage of their cases within their chosen subspecialties. However, these studies focused exclusively on surgeons who have completed a single fellowship; little data exist on those who pursue a second fellowship. All applicants to the ABOS Part II examination from 2004 to 2016 were classified by their self-reported fellowship training history using the ABOS Part II examination database...
November 11, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135108/addressing-the-post-irradiation-hypothalamic-pituitary-endocrine-abnormalities-of-brain-tumors-in-pediatric-patients
#18
Louloudenia Velentza, Maria Tolia, Charikleia Christakou, Michail Nikolaou, Ioannis Zerdes, Nikolaos Tsoukalas, Jiannis Hajiioannou, Konstantinos Tsanadis, Georgios Rigas, Michail Mitsis, Kyriaki Theodorou, Kyriaki Pistevou-Gombaki, Periklis Tsekeris, George Kyrgias
PURPOSE: Hypothalamic-pituitary axis is susceptible to radiotherapy, causing endocrine disorders to childhood cancer survivors. We conducted a systematic review in order to assess the radiation-induced toxicity that leads to hormone secretion abnormalities and their severity in children with brain tumors. METHODS: The data were collected by relevant studies on PubMed and EMBASE. Articles up to December 2016 were included. We selected studies which focused on children patients (<18 yr old) with brain tumors treated with radiotherapy and the consequences for their endocrine system...
September 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132473/-progress-in-clinical-studies-of-chimeric-antigen-receptor-engineered-t-cells-for-treatment-of-childhood-cancer
#19
Ya-Ru Ni, Xiao-Jun Xu, Yong-Min Tang
Nowadays, the 5-year survival rate of childhood cancer patients can be more than 80%, but some patients with relapse and refractory cancers have shown no good response to traditional strategies. Chimeric antigen receptor engineered T (CAR-T) cell therapy is promising for these patients. CAR-T cells recognize the tumor-associated antigens in a non-major histocompatibility complex-restricted manner, so their anti-tumor ability is enhanced. There are four generations of CAR-T cells now. The complete remission rate of pediatric patients with relapse and refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia can be as high as 90% when treated with CD19-targeting CAR-T cells...
November 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131914/pediatric-orbital-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumors
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Tayyab Afghani, Hassan Mansoor, Syed Naeem Raza Hamdani
PURPOSE: To present the clinical, radiological, histopathological, immunohistochemical features and the follow-up of orbital primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNETs) in pediatric patients along with a review of the literature. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all diagnosed cases of orbital PNET was done. Patients' ophthalmic findings, imaging, immunohistochemistry, metastatic work-up, treatment, globe salvation, and survival were documented and a mini literature review of orbital PNET was performed...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
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