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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782625/use-of-rituximab-and-risk-of-re-hospitalization-for-children-with-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder
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Sabrina Gmuca, Rui Xiao, Pamela F Weiss, Amy T Waldman, Jeffrey S Gerber
Background: Treatment algorithms for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) vary, and sparse data exist regarding the impact of initial treatments on disease course. We aimed to determine whether administration of rituximab during first hospitalization reduces 1-year readmission rates. Methods: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of subjects with NMOSD using the Pediatric Health Information System database from 2005-2015. Subjects were ages 1 to 21 years who received glucocorticoids and an ICD-9-CM code indicating neuromyelitis optica (NMO) during first hospitalization...
April 2018: Mult Scler Demyelinating Disord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781569/pediatric-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-an-evidence-based-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Fadi Nossair, Peter Schoettler, Joanne Starr, Anthony K C Chan, Ivan Kirov, Bosco Paes, Arash Mahajerin
Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) results in vascular, respiratory, and neurologic compromise. A systematic search was conducted to determine the prevalence of pediatric SVCS subtypes and identify clinical characteristics/treatment strategies that may influence overall outcomes. Data from 101 case reports/case series (142 patients) were analyzed. Morbidity (30%), mortality (18%), and acute complications (55%) were assessed as outcomes. Thrombosis was present in 36%, with multi-modal anticoagulation showing improved outcome by >50% (P = 0...
May 21, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780794/pediatric-scurvy-when-contemporary-eating-habits-bring-back-the-past
#3
Alice Brambilla, Cristina Pizza, Donatella Lasagni, Lucia Lachina, Massimo Resti, Sandra Trapani
Vitamin C deficiency is anecdotal in developed countries, mainly associated with underling clinical morbidities as autism or neurological impairment. Chronic insufficient dietary supply is responsible for vascular fragility and impaired bone formation, resulting in gingival bleeding, petechial lesions, articular and bone pain or limb swelling. Children may present anorexia, irritability, failure to thrive, limping or refusal to walk. Accordingly, pediatric scurvy is frequently misdiagnosed with osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, bone and soft tissue tumor, leukemia, bleeding disorders, and rheumatologic conditions...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774893/prevalence-and-antimicrobial-sensitivity-pattern-of-urinary-tract-infection-among-children-with-cerebral-palsy-moshi-tanzania
#4
Amon Ryakitimbo, Rune Philemon, Festo Mazuguni, Levina Msuya
Background: Urinary tract infection (UTI) in children with cerebral palsy (CP) is a challenging yet common clinical condition. Children with CP bare the greatest risk of contracting UTI because of their difficulties in neuromotor control which lead to delay of bladder control, causing incomplete bladder emptying and urine retention. Method: This was an analytical cross-sectional study that was conducted from September 2016 to March 2017 at Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania - Moshi and Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre Neurological Pediatrics Outpatient Clinic...
2018: Pediatric Health, Medicine and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774549/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-characteristics-and-outcomes-in-adult-patients-with-down-syndrome
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Vicky Duffy, Daniel Gomez, Peter Rycus, Brian Rivera, Stephanie L Santoro, Carl H Backes, Clifford L Cua
Patients with Down syndrome (DS) may have multiple medical issues that place them at risk for requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in pediatric patients with Down syndrome has been described, but minimal data exist for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation use in adults with Down syndrome. The goal of this study was to describe the clinical characteristics and to determine if there were differences between adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation patients with Down syndrome that were alive (aDS) versus those that died (dDS) prior to hospital discharge...
May 17, 2018: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774464/eculizumab-in-stec-hus-need-for-a-proper-randomized-controlled-trial
#6
Sebastian Loos, Jun Oh, Markus J Kemper
Hemolytic uremic syndrome caused by Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC-HUS) is often associated with a severe morbidity including neurological involvement and a mortality of 1-5%. Although STEC-HUS is often self-limited, improvement of treatment strategies is needed for cases with complications and, among others, plasma exchange/plasmapheresis and use of antibiotics have been advocated. With the availability of the complement blocker eculizumab, now a standard treatment of atypical HUS, several series have addressed its use in STEC-HUS, with variable response; randomized controlled trials are lacking...
May 17, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763644/immunomodulatory-effect-of-celecoxib-on-hmgb1-tlr4-pathway-in-a-recurrent-seizures-model-in-immature-rats
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Mariana Morales-Sosa, Sandra Orozco-Suárez, AngélicaVega-García, Sara Caballero-Chacón, Iris A Feria-Romero
Epileptic seizures constitute an important problem in pediatric neurology during the developmental period. The frequency and nosological significance of seizures, as well as their association with epileptogenesis, may be related to underlying mechanisms such as neuroinflammation. Those mechanisms of response activate inflammatory molecules induced in the neurons, activated glial cells and endothelial cells via the key HMGB1/TLR4 pathway. In this study, the drug celecoxib (CCX) was used as a blocker of the cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) and HMGB1/TLR-4 pathways...
May 12, 2018: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760294/breath-profiles-of-children-on-ketogenic-therapy
#8
Vera Ruzsanyi, Miklós Péter Kalapos, Christine Schmidl, Daniela Karall, Sabine Scholl-Buergi, Matthias Baumann
Ketogenic diets (KD) were initially introduced to clinical practice as alimentary approaches with the aim to control drug-resistant epilepsies. Therapy control, particularly at initiation, happens through regular blood analysis and control of urine ketone levels. However, there is a lack of fast, reliable and preferably non-invasive methods of analysis. The exhaled breath contains hundreds of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which can be modified by diet. The instrumental development of VOC detection converges in the direction of low cost sensors, which can facilitate the self-monitoring of the patients in the future if reliable breath markers are available...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759800/-hypertensive-crisis-and-anticholinergic-toxidrome-secondary-to-accidental-consumption-of-datura-stramonium-in-two-children
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D D Batouche, N-F Benatta, K Tabeliouna, S Boudjahfa, Y Touhami, S Hakkoum
OBJECTIVE: To identify a hypertensive clinical form of atropine or anticholinergic toxidrome secondary to accidental consumption of Datura seeds. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We report two cases of Datura intoxication in two children who presented marked anticholinergic syndrome whose diagnosis was made by the anamnesis and the clinic. RESULT: Patient 1: A 5-year-old boy, returns home agitated with balance disorders. He was admitted to pediatric resuscitation unit...
May 11, 2018: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757724/neuroimaging-findings-of-organic-acidemias-and-aminoacidopathies
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Nihaal Reddy, Sonia F Calloni, Hilary J Vernon, Eugen Boltshauser, Thierry A G M Huisman, Bruno P Soares
Although individual cases of inherited metabolic disorders are rare, overall they account for a substantial number of disorders affecting the central nervous system. Organic acidemias and aminoacidopathies include a variety of inborn errors of metabolism that are caused by defects in the intermediary metabolic pathways of carbohydrates, amino acids, and fatty acid oxidation. These defects can lead to the abnormal accumulation of organic acids and amino acids in multiple organs, including the brain. Early diagnosis is mandatory to initiate therapy and prevent permanent long-term neurologic impairments or death...
May 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753542/children-with-chronic-disease-bear-the-highest-burden-of-pediatric-sepsis
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Andrew J Prout, Victor B Talisa, Joseph A Carcillo, Florian B Mayr, Derek C Angus, Christopher W Seymour, Chung-Chou H Chang, Sachin Yende
OBJECTIVE: To describe the contemporary epidemiology of pediatric sepsis in children with chronic disease, and the contribution of chronic diseases to mortality. We examined the incidence and hospital mortality of pediatric sepsis in a nationally representative sample and described the contribution of chronic diseases to hospital mortality. STUDY DESIGN: We analyzed the 2013 Nationwide Readmissions Database using a retrospective cohort design. We included non-neonatal patients <19 years of age hospitalized with sepsis...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751747/a-fatal-case-associated-with-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-in-a-young-child
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Lili Xu, Hengmiao Gao, Jiansheng Zeng, Jun Liu, Cong Lu, Xiaolei Guan, Suyun Qian, Zhengde Xie
BACKGROUND: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most common viral cause of pediatric bronchiolitis and pneumonia worldwide. Risk factors for high mortality and prolonged morbidity after RSV infection include premature birth, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, congenital heart disease, and Down syndrome. However, some previously healthy, full-term children who are infected with RSV also require hospitalization and even experience severe sequelae or death. CASE PRESENTATION: In this report, we present the case of an RSV-associated death of a child who was born at full-term and developed normally up to the age of 2 years old...
May 11, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751361/the-behavioral-pediatrics-feeding-assessment-scale-is-a-reliable-and-valid-tool-for-greek-children
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Katerina S L T Sdravou, Athanasios Evangeliou, Kyriaki Tentzidou, Fotini Sotiriadou, Eleanna Stasinou, Maria Fotoulaki
Development of normal feeding is a highly complex sensorimotor process that depends upon the integration of neurological maturation, internal motivation and experiential learning (1-3). Disruption of the child's feeding process can lead to feeding problems during infancy and early childhood. One of the most widely used and validated scales for measuring whether a child's feeding problem has clinical significance is the Behavioral Pediatric Feeding Assessment Scale (BPFAS) (4). The objective of this study was to translate the BPFAS into Greek and culturally adapt the scale to evaluate the psychometric properties among the Greek parents of normally developing children...
May 11, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750286/enzyme-replacement-therapy-a-review-and-its-role-in-treating-lysosomal-storage-diseases
#14
Mindy Li
Lysosomal storage diseases (LSDs) are a heterogeneous group of genetic disorders caused by defects in lysosomal function that lead to multiorgan system damage. Due to wide clinical variability within even a single disorder, making a diagnosis can be difficult and identification may be delayed. Enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) was first approved as a treatment for the LSD Gaucher disease in 1991. ERT development for other LSDs followed, and ERT is currently approved for eight LSDs in the United States. ERT may help slow progression and improve clinical symptoms, but it cannot affect neurologic features due to its inability to cross the blood-brain barrier...
May 1, 2018: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749594/-non-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-haemorrhage-secondary-to-panarteritis-nodosa-at-paediatric-age-a-case-report
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L Salgado-Lopez, C de Quintana-Schmidt, I Catala-Antunez, J Aibar-Duran, L San Roman-Manzanera, J Molet-Teixido
INTRODUCTION: Polyarteritis nodosa is a necrotizing vasculitis that mainly affects small and medium-sized arteries in skin and internal organs. Neurological involvement is reported in around 25% of cases: ischemic stroke is relatively common, but haemorrhagic lesions are extremely rare. Subarachnoid haemorrhage in polyarteritis nodosa is an uncommon expression of this disease, mostly associated with aneurism rupture. To the best of the authors' knowledge, there is just one published case in pediatric age with polyarteritis nodosa and subarachnoid haemorrhage with no underlying aneurismal disease...
May 16, 2018: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747930/baseline-and-outcome-assessment-in-pediatric-status-epilepticus
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REVIEW
Saba Jafarpour, Coral M Stredny, Juan Piantino, Kevin E Chapman
PURPOSE: To summarize different aspects of short and long-term outcomes associated with SE, including mortality, recurrence, subsequent epilepsy, neurocognitive dysfunction, imaging abnormalities, and health-related quality of life. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE for studies that assessed the short-term and long-term outcome of status epilepticus in pediatric population, including mortality, recurrence of seizure and status epilepticus, neurological, cognitive, or behavioral impairment, and health-related quality of life...
April 27, 2018: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746311/evaluating-mortality-risk-adjustment-among-children-receiving-extracorporeal-support-for-respiratory-failure
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Ryan P Barbaro, Philip S Boonstra, Kevin W Kuo, David T Selewski, David K Bailly, Cheryl L Stone, Chin Ying Chow, Gail M Annich, Frank W Moler, Matthew L Paden
This study evaluates whether three commonly used pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) severity of illness scores, pediatric risk of mortality score (PRISM) III, pediatric index of mortality (PIM) 2, and pediatric logistic organ dysfunction (PELOD), are the appropriate tools to discriminate mortality risk in children receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support for respiratory failure. This study also evaluates the ability of the Pediatric Risk Estimate Score for Children Using Extracorporeal Respiratory Support (Ped-RESCUERS) to discriminate mortality risk in the same population, and whether Ped-RESCUERS' discrimination of mortality is improved by additional clinical and laboratory measures of renal, hepatic, neurologic, and hematologic dysfunction...
May 8, 2018: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743659/impact-of-neonatologist-availability-on-preterm-survival-without-morbidities
#18
David Aboudi, Shetal I Shah, Edmund F La Gamma, Heather L Brumberg
OBJECTIVES: We assessed birth hospital level and neonatal outcomes within a model of regionalization featuring neonatologists at all levels of care, including well-baby nurseries without an accompanying neonatal intensive care unit. METHODS: Data were analyzed by NY State adaptation of American Academy of Pediatrics defined levels of care; n = 998, 23-30 weeks gestational age, 400-1250 g birth weight, and admitted to the regional center (2006-2015). Primary outcomes were survival, neurologic survival, and intact survival...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742889/intraoperative-neurophysiological-monitoring-a-review-of-techniques-used-for-brain-tumor-surgery-in-children
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REVIEW
Keewon Kim, Charles Cho, Moon-Suk Bang, Hyung-Ik Shin, Ji-Hoon Phi, Seung-Ki Kim
Intraoperative monitoring (IOM) utilizes electrophysiological techniques as a surrogate test and evaluation of nervous function while a patient is under general anesthesia. They are increasingly used for procedures, both surgical and endovascular, to avoid injury during an operation, examine neurological tissue to guide the surgery, or to test electrophysiological function to allow for more complete resection or corrections. The application of IOM during pediatric brain tumor resections encompasses a unique set of technical issues...
May 2018: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742212/accidental-strangulation-in-children-by-the-automatic-closing-of-a-car-window
#20
Kailene Serena, Jefferson Pedro Piva, Cinara Andreolio, Paulo Roberto Antonacci Carvalho, Tais Sica da Rocha
Among the main causes of death in our country are car accidents, drowning and accidental burns. Strangulation is a potentially fatal injury and an important cause of homicide and suicide among adults and adolescents. In children, its occurrence is usually accidental. However, in recent years, several cases of accidental strangulation in children around the world have been reported. A 2-year-old male patient was strangled in a car window. The patient was admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit with a Glasgow Coma Scale score of 8 and presented with progressive worsening of respiratory dysfunction and torpor...
March 2018: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
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