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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915460/zinc-supplementation-for-the-prevention-of-pneumonia-in-children-aged-2-months-to-59-months
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REVIEW
Zohra S Lassi, Anoosh Moin, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children younger than five years of age. Most deaths occur during infancy and in low-income countries. Daily zinc supplements have been reported to prevent acute lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) and reduce child mortality. This is an update of a review first published in 2010. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of zinc supplementation in the prevention of pneumonia in children aged two to 59 months...
December 4, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895911/under-five-mortality-among-displaced-populations-in-meheba-refugee-camp-zambia-2008-2014
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Nachela Malisenti Chelwa, Rosemary Ndonyo Likwa, Jeremiah Banda
BACKGROUND: Under-five mortality, which is the probability of a child dying before their fifth birthday, is of concern in Zambia as infant and child mortality rates are important social indicators. Displaced population in camps provide a basis for under-five mortality surveillance because detailed registration databases have been developed. Additionally, health data routinely collected on mortality allowed for a review of mortality trends and identification of correlating factors to under-five mortality...
2016: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889719/causes-of-death-among-children-aged-5-years-in-a-public-hospital-in-new-delhi
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Manas Pratim Roy, Ratan Gupta, Meenakshi Bhatt, Kailash Chander Aggarwal
Retrospective analysis was done for 3817 children aged 5-12 years admitted in a tertiary-care, public hospital in New Delhi between January to December, 2015. Mortality rate was 5.8%. About 47.1% deaths were due to central nervous system involvement; viral meningoencephalitis being the predominant cause. Overall, infectious diseases caused >80% of deaths. Public health interventions to reduce child mortality need to review such data for effective measures.
November 5, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887578/evaluation-of-an-international-educational-programme-for-health-care-professionals-on-best-practice-in-the-management-of-a-perinatal-death-improving-perinatal-mortality-review-and-outcomes-via-education-improve
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Paul A Gardiner, Alison L Kent, Viviana Rodriguez, Aleena M Wojcieszek, David Ellwood, Adrienne Gordon, Patricia A Wilson, Diana M Bond, Adrian Charles, Susan Arbuckle, Glenn J Gardener, Jeremy J Oats, Jan Jaap Erwich, Fleurisca J Korteweg, T H Nguyen Duc, Susannah Hopkins Leisher, Kamal Kishore, Robert M Silver, Alexander E Heazell, Claire Storey, Vicki Flenady
BACKGROUND: Stillbirths and neonatal deaths are devastating events for both parents and clinicians and are global public health concerns. Careful clinical management after these deaths is required, including appropriate investigation and assessment to determine cause (s) to prevent future losses, and to improve bereavement care for families. An educational programme for health care professionals working in maternal and child health has been designed to address these needs according to the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand Guideline for Perinatal Mortality: IMproving Perinatal mortality Review and Outcomes Via Education (IMPROVE)...
November 25, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871720/-guidelines-for-the-prescription-of-mood-stabilizers-for-adolescents-a-literature-review
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G Munch, N Godart
INTRODUCTION: Adolescence is a unique phase of the human developmental process. In adolescents, psychotropic medications may have different efficacy and tolerance profiles compared to those at other stages of the lifespan. Mood stabilizers are a complex pharmacological category including lithium, some anticonvulsants, and some second generation antipsychotics. Focusing on this class of pharmacological agents, we aim to answer the following questions: in which indications and according to which modalities should mood stabilizers be prescribed during adolescence? METHODS: Information was sought from the websites of the French Haute Autorité de santé (HAS) and Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé (ANSM), the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the British National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)...
November 18, 2016: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843161/adding-interventions-to-mass-measles-vaccinations-in-india
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Mira Johri, Stéphane Verguet, Shaun K Morris, Jitendar K Sharma, Usha Ram, Cindy Gauvreau, Edward Jones, Prabhat Jha, Mark Jit
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the impact on mortality of offering a hypothetical set of technically feasible, high-impact interventions for maternal and child survival during India's 2010-2013 measles supplementary immunization activity. METHODS: We developed Lives Saved Tool models for 12 Indian states participating in the supplementary immunization, based on state- and sex-specific data on mortality from India's Million Deaths Study and on health services coverage from Indian household surveys...
October 1, 2016: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836863/checkpoint-proteins-in-pediatric-brain-and-extracranial-solid-tumors-opportunities-for-immunotherapy
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Eric K Ring, James M Markert, G Yancey Gillespie, Gregory K Friedman
Pediatric brain and extracranial solid tumors are a diverse group of malignancies that represent almost half of pediatric cancers. Standard therapy includes various combinations of surgery, cytotoxic chemotherapy and radiation, which can be very harmful to a developing child, and survivors carry a substantial burden of long term morbidities. While these therapies have improved survival rates for children with solid tumors, outcomes still remain extremely poor for subsets of patients. Recently, immunosuppressive checkpoint molecules that negatively regulate immune cell function have been described...
November 10, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822136/predicting-and-reducing-risk-of-exacerbations-in-children-with-asthma-in-the-primary-care-setting-current-perspectives
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REVIEW
Steve Turner
Childhood asthma is a very common condition in western countries and is becoming more prevalent worldwide. Asthma attacks (or exacerbations) affect the quality of life for child and parent, can rarely result in death, and also come at a cost for health care providers and the economy. The aims of this review were to 1) describe the burden of asthma exacerbations, 2) describe factors that might predict a child at increased risk of having an asthma attack, and 3) explore what interventions might be delivered in primary care to reduce the risk of a child having an asthma attack...
2016: Pragmatic and Observational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807299/public-health-benefits-from-pictorial-health-warnings-on-us-cigarette-packs-a-simsmoke-simulation
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David T Levy, Darren Mays, Zhe Yuan, David Hammond, James F Thrasher
INTRODUCTION: While many countries have adopted prominent pictorial warning labels (PWLs) for cigarette packs, the USA still requires only small, text-only labels located on one side of the cigarette pack that have little effect on smoking-related outcomes. Tobacco industry litigation blocked implementation of a 2011 Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) rule requiring large PWLs. To inform FDA action on PWLs, this study provides research-based estimates of their public health impacts...
November 2, 2016: Tobacco Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802277/risk-factors-for-childhood-stunting-in-137-developing-countries-a-comparative-risk-assessment-analysis-at-global-regional-and-country-levels
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Goodarz Danaei, Kathryn G Andrews, Christopher R Sudfeld, Günther Fink, Dana Charles McCoy, Evan Peet, Ayesha Sania, Mary C Smith Fawzi, Majid Ezzati, Wafaie W Fawzi
BACKGROUND: Stunting affects one-third of children under 5 y old in developing countries, and 14% of childhood deaths are attributable to it. A large number of risk factors for stunting have been identified in epidemiological studies. However, the relative contribution of these risk factors to stunting has not been examined across countries. We estimated the number of stunting cases among children aged 24-35 mo (i.e., at the end of the 1,000 days' period of vulnerability) that are attributable to 18 risk factors in 137 developing countries...
November 2016: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798538/compartment-syndrome-secondary-to-group-a-streptococcus-infection-in-the-presence-of-a-congenital-hemangioma
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Sharon L Kracoff
OBJECTIVES: Nontraumatic compartment syndrome is frequently difficult to diagnose but this is especially troublesome in infants. Pain is the most sensitive sign and is characteristically severe and refractory to routine analgesia. Failure to diagnose and treat can lead to disability, multiorgan failure, and death. Surgical intervention is crucial and includes emergent fasciotomy, debridement, nerve decompression, and later skin grafting. Streptococcal myositis causing compartment syndrome is more likely in the immunocompromised patient...
October 28, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787884/deaths-due-to-child-abuse-a-6-year-review-of-cases-in-the-cook-county-medical-examiner-s-office
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Serenella Serinelli, Ponni Arunkumar, James A Filkins, Lorenzo Gitto
Case files from the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office from 2007 to 2012 were reviewed to analyze homicides due to physical child abuse in children <3 years old. Fatal cases mostly involved younger subjects. Intracranial injuries were the leading cause of death, while death due to extracranial injuries was uncommon. Eyes were involved in most of the cases. Spinal cord was involved in about 1/3 of the cases, mostly in the thoracic area. In some cases, previous injuries were present. There were significant differences in the pattern of injuries between age groups...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777926/effects-of-the-west-africa-ebola-virus-disease-on-health-care-utilization-a-systematic-review
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Kim J Brolin Ribacke, Dell D Saulnier, Anneli Eriksson, Johan von Schreeb
Significant efforts were invested in halting the recent Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa. Now, studies are emerging on the magnitude of the indirect health effects of the outbreak in the affected countries, and the aim of this study is to systematically assess the results of these publications. The methodology for this review adhered to the Prisma guidelines for systematic reviews. A total of 3354 articles were identified for screening, and while 117 articles were read in full, 22 studies were included in the final review...
2016: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774750/pulmonary-hypertension-in-childhood-interstitial-lung-disease-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Susan Bromley, David Vizcaya
Childhood interstitial lung disease (chILD) comprises a wide heterogeneous group of rare parenchymal lung disorders associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Pulmonary hypertension is a common comorbidity in adults with interstitial lung disease (ILD) and associated with poor survival. We aimed to systematically review the literature regarding the occurrence of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in chILD, its effect on prognosis and healthcare use, and its treatment in clinical practice. Searches of PubMed and EMBASE databases (up to February 2016), and American Thoracic Society conference abstracts (2009-2015) were conducted using relevant keywords...
October 23, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770376/endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-of-superficial-esophageal-neoplasms-is-feasible-and-not-riskier-for-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
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Yung-Kuan Tsou, Chia-Yuan Liu, Kuang-I Fu, Cheng-Hui Lin, Mu-Shien Lee, Ming-Yao Su, Ken Ohata, Cheng-Tang Chiu
BACKGROUND: Esophageal endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) has rarely been reported for the treatment of cirrhotic patients. AIM: To report the results of ESD treatment of superficial esophageal neoplasms (SENs) for cirrhotic patients. METHODS: Forty patients with 50 consecutive SENs undergoing 46 sessions of ESD were retrospectively reviewed. The cirrhotic group included eight patients (11 SENs) with liver cirrhosis consisting of six patients classified as Child-Pugh class A liver cirrhosis and two patients classified as class B liver cirrhosis...
December 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765020/demographic-and-mortality-analysis-of-hospitalized-children-at-a-referral-hospital-in-addis-ababa-ethiopia
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J A Bohn, B M Kassaye, D Record, B C Chou, I L Kraft, J C Purdy, K A Hilton, D A Miller, S Getachew, A Addissie, J A Robison
BACKGROUND: Global childhood mortality rates remain high. Millennium Development Goal 4 focused efforts on reducing rates by two-thirds between 1990 and 2015. In Ethiopia, child mortality rates dropped 71 % from 1990 to 2015, however it is estimated that 184,000 Ethiopian children die each year. There is limited information about pediatric hospital admissions in Ethiopia. Our aims were to examine the temporal relationship of mortality to admission, describe the demographics, and identify cause mortality of children admitted to the Zewditu Memorial Hospital (ZMH)...
October 21, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749633/etiology-and-outcome-of-severe-apparent-life-threatening-events-in-infants
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Tanja Radovanovic, Slobodan Spasojevic, Vesna Stojanovic, Aleksandra Doronjski
INTRODUCTION: An apparent life-threatening event (ALTE) is defined as "an episode that is frightening to the observer and is characterized by some combination of apnea, color change, marked change of muscle tone, choking, or gagging." OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to determine etiology and outcome of severe ALTE (requiring resuscitation measures) and to review diagnostic approaches in infants hospitalized after such an episode of ALTE. METHODS: Retrospective analysis included patients hospitalized at the Intensive Care Unit, Institute of Child and Youth Healthcare of Vojvodina, after an episode of severe ALTE over a 4-year period...
September 30, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704247/childhood-acute-basilar-artery-thrombosis-successfully-treated-with-mechanical-thrombectomy-using-stent-retrievers-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Giancarlo Nicosia, Domenico Cicala, Giuseppe Mirone, Pietro Spennato, Vincenzo Trischitta, Claudio Ruggiero, Gianluigi Guarneri, Mario Muto, Giuseppe Cinalli
INTRODUCTION: Acute basilar artery occlusion (ABAO) is an infrequent but potentially fatal cause of strokes in both adults and children, and it is usually due to vertebral artery dissection (VAD). VAD has been found to be usually a consequence of traumatic vertebral artery injury. ABAO usually presents with symptoms of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) of the posterior circulation or transient ischemic attack (TIA). It may lead to death or long-term disability if not promptly recanalized. Basilar artery recanalization in children can be achieved safely and with excellent clinical outcome using endovascular thrombectomy with the new generation self-expanding and retrievable stents...
October 4, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698338/alacrima-as-a-harbinger-of-adrenal-insufficiency-in-a-child-with-allgrove-aaa-syndrome
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Brande Brown, Levon Agdere, Cornelia Muntean, Karen David
BACKGROUND Allgrove syndrome, or triple "A" syndrome (3A syndrome), is a rare autosomal recessive syndrome with variable phenotype, and an estimated prevalence of 1 per 1,000,000 individuals. Patients usually display the triad of achalasia, alacrima, and adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) insensitive adrenal insufficiency, though the presentation is inconsistent. CASE REPORT Here, the authors report a case of Allgrove syndrome in a pediatric patient with delayed diagnosis in order to raise awareness of this potentially fatal disease as a differential diagnosis of alacrima...
October 4, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692768/concept-of-an-expandable-cardiac-valve-for-surgical-implantation-in-infants-and-children
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Sitaram M Emani, Breanna L Piekarski, David Zurakowski, Christopher A Baird, Audrey C Marshall, James E Lock, Pedro J Del Nido
BACKGROUND: Options for cardiac valve replacement in children are limited to fixed-diameter prostheses that do not accommodate for somatic growth. An externally stented bovine jugular vein graft has been modified for surgical valve replacement in pediatric patients, with the intention of subsequent valve expansion in the catheterization laboratory as the child grows. METHODS: Pediatric patients at a single institution who underwent surgical implantation of an expandable bovine jugular vein valve between 2010 and 2014 were reviewed retrospectively...
August 31, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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