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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342131/survey-of-plasma-proteins-in-children-with-progeria-pre-therapy-and-on-therapy-with-lonafarnib
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Leslie B Gordon, Susan E Campbell, Joseph M Massaro, Ralph B D'Agostino, Monica E Kleinman, Mark W Kieran, Marsha A Moses
BACKGROUND: Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) is an ultra-rare, fatal, segmental premature aging syndrome caused by the aberrant lamin A protein, progerin. The protein farnesyltransferase inhibitor, lonafarnib, ameliorates some aspects of cardiovascular and bone disease. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a prospective longitudinal survey of plasma proteins in 24 children with HGPS (an estimated 10% of the world's population at the time) at baseline and on lonafarnib therapy, compared to age and gender-matched controls using a multi-analyte, microsphere-based immune-fluorescent assay...
January 17, 2018: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338744/new-insights-in-the-relative-radiobiological-effectiveness-of-proton-irradiation
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REVIEW
K Ilicic, S E Combs, T E Schmid
BACKGROUND: Proton radiotherapy is a form of charged particle therapy that is preferentially applied for the treatment of tumors positioned near to critical structures due to their physical characteristics, showing an inverted depth-dose profile. The sparing of normal tissue has additional advantages in the treatment of pediatric patients, in whom the risk of secondary cancers and late morbidity is significantly higher. Up to date, a fixed relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of 1...
January 16, 2018: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338679/therapeutic-role-of-methotrexate-in-pediatric-crohn-s-disease
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REVIEW
Zlatko Djurić, Ljiljana Šaranac, Ivana Budić, Voja Pavlović, Jelena Djordjević
The main role of therapy in Crohn's disease is to achieve long-term clinical remission, and to allow for normal growth and development of children. The immunomodulatory drugs used for the maintenance of remission in Crohn's disease include thiopurines (azathioprine and 6-mercaptopurine) and methotrexate. Development of hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma in some patients with inflammatory bowel disease, treated with thiopurines independently or in combination with anti-tumor necrosis factor agents, resulted in a growing interest in the therapeutic application of methotrexate in children suffering from Crohn's disease...
January 16, 2018: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333911/the-challenge-of-pediatric-uveitis-tertiary-referral-center-experience-in-the-united-states
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Mariantonia Ferrara, Laura Eggenschwiler, Andrew Stephenson, Alyssa Montieth, Nakhoul Nakhoul, Rafael Araùjo-Miranda, C Stephen Foster
PURPOSE: To describe the distribution, clinical findings, visual outcomes, treatment, and complications of children with uveitis at a tertiary referral ophthalmic center. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study. We reviewed the medical records of all patients ≤16 years with uveitis referred to Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution from March 2005 to July 2016. RESULTS: Of 286 included children, 62.24% were female. Mean age of onset was 8...
January 15, 2018: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333826/vitamin-d-deficiency-in-pediatric-clinical-practice
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Gustavo Cediel, Johanna Pacheco-Acosta, Carlos CastiUo-Durdn
INTRODUCTION: Vitamin D research suggests it has a role in disorders other than bone metabolism. OBJECTIVE: To update the information on vitamin D deficiency (VDD) in pediatric clinical disorders. METHODS: Search in virtual libraries, giving priority to clinical and longitudinal studies and meta-analyses on VDD in the pediatric age group published in the past 20 years. The terms "vitamin D deficiency", "children and adolescents" (both in Spanish and English) were used as search descriptors...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333701/the-childhood-arthritis-rheumatology-research-alliance-consensus-treatment-plans-towards-comparative-effectiveness-in-the-pediatric-rheumatic-diseases
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REVIEW
Sarah Ringold, Peter A Nigrovic, Brian M Feldman, George A Tomlinson, Emily von Scheven, Carol A Wallace, Adam M Huber, Laura E Schanberg, Suzanne C Li, Pamela F Weiss, Robert C Fuhlbrigge, Esi M Morgan, Yukiko Kimura
The pediatric rheumatic diseases are a heterogeneous group of rare diseases, posing a number of challenges for the use of traditional clinical and translational research approaches. Innovative comparative effectiveness approaches are needed to efficiently study treatment approaches and disease outcomes. The Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) developed the consensus treatment plan (CTP) approach as a comparative effectiveness tool for research in pediatric rheumatology. CTPs are treatment strategies, developed by consensus methods among CARRA members, intended to reduce variation in treatment approaches, standardize outcome measurements, and allow for comparison of the effectiveness of different approaches with the goal of improving disease outcomes...
January 15, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329727/parent-activation-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department-theory-vs-reality
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Danica B Liberman, Phung K Pham
OBJECTIVE: To measure parent activation and test for its associations with sociodemographics, clinical factors, and short-term outcomes. METHODS: By convenience sampling, 246 parents of children treated in an emergency department (ED) of a children's hospital completed the Parent-Patient Activation Measure (P-PAM) and answered sociodemographic questions. Clinical information was abstracted from medical records. Phone calls to parents and primary care physician offices were conducted within one-month post-ED visit for information about short-term outcomes...
January 8, 2018: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329689/pediatric-obesity-current-concepts
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REVIEW
Donald E Greydanus, Marisha Agana, Manmohan K Kamboj, Saad Shebrain, Neelkamal Soares, Ransome Eke, Dilip R Patel
This discussion reflects on concepts of obesity in children and adolescents in the early 21st century. It includes reflections on its history, definition, epidemiology, diagnostic perspectives, psychosocial considerations, musculoskeletal complications, endocrine complications and principles of management. In addition to emphasis on diet and exercise, research and clinical applications in the second decade of the 21st century emphasize the increasing use of pharmacotherapy and bariatric surgery for adolescent and adult populations with critical problems of overweight and obesity...
January 9, 2018: Disease-a-month: DM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329548/the-cost-of-a-pediatric-neurocritical-care-program-for-traumatic-brain-injury-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Steven W Howard, Zidong Zhang, Paula Buchanan, Stephanie L Bernell, Christine Williams, Lindsey Pearson, Michael Huetsch, Jeff Gill, Jose A Pineda
BACKGROUND: Inpatient care for children with severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI) is expensive, with inpatient charges averaging over $70,000 per case (Hospital Inpatient, Children Only, National Statistics. Diagnoses- clinical classification software (CCS) principal diagnosis category 85 coma, stupor, and brain damage, and 233 intracranial injury. Diagnoses by Aggregate charges [ https://hcupnet.ahrq.gov/#setup ]). This ranks sTBI in the top quartile of pediatric conditions with the greatest inpatient costs (Hospital Inpatient, Children Only, National Statistics...
January 12, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329440/executive-function-and-internalizing-symptoms-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-the-role-of-coping
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Jamie L Jackson, Gina M Gerardo, Jennifer D Monti, Kyle A Schofield, Kathryn Vannatta
Executive functioning deficits have been documented among congenital heart disease (CHD) survivors and may contribute to emotional distress. Little research has investigated the role of coping in this association. This study examined the role of coping in accounting for the association between self-reported executive function problems and internalizing symptoms among adolescents and emerging adults (AEAs), as well as young adults (YAs) with CHD. Participants included 74 AEA ( M age  = 19.32  ±  3.47 years, range 15-25 years) and 98 YA CHD survivors ( M age  = 32...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327810/nebulized-hypertonic-saline-in-infants-hospitalized-with-moderately-severe-bronchiolitis-due-to-rsv-infection-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yoshihiko Morikawa, Masaru Miura, Megumi Y Furuhata, Saeko Morino, Tae Omori, Masahiro Otsuka, Michiko Chiga, Toshimasa Obonai, Hiroshi Hataya, Tetsuji Kaneko, Kenji Ishikura, Masataka Honda, Yukihiro Hasegawa
INTRODUCTION: The efficacy of nebulized hypertonic saline (HS) therapy for shortening hospital length of stay (LOS) or improving bronchiolitic symptoms remains controversial. Most studies enrolled small numbers of subjects and did not consider the role of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the most common cause of acute bronchiolitis. Our aim was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of nebulized HS therapy for acute bronchiolitis due to RSV in moderately ill hospitalized infants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was an open-label, multicenter, randomized controlled trial comparing a nebulized HS treatment group with a normal saline (NS) group...
January 12, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327671/tissue-engineered-heart-valves-a-call-for-mechanistic-studies
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Kevin Blum, Joseph Drews, Christopher K Breuer
Heart valve disease carries a substantial risk of morbidity and mortality. Outcomes are significantly improved by valve replacement, but currently-available mechanical and biological replacement valves are associated with complications of their own. Mechanical valves have a high rate of thromboembolism and require lifelong anticoagulation. Biological prosthetic valves have a much shorter lifespan, and are prone to tearing and degradation. Both types of valves lack the capacity for growth, making them particularly problematic in pediatric patients...
January 12, 2018: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325380/-could-binocular-treatment-be-a-substitute-for-patching
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X F Shi, K X Zhao
Amblyopia is a common eye disease with a high prevalence in clinical practice of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. The primary treatment strategy for amblyopia is precise correction of refractive errors and patching of the dominant eye. The application of patching has a history of more than 200 years, and now is still the most effective method for treatment of amblyopia. Similar to the principle of traditional patching, atropine penalization has been testified that it can be used as an initial treatment for amblyopia with similar therapeutic effects as patching...
December 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324966/advanced-practice-nursing-in-pediatric-urology-experience-report-in-the-federal-district
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Bruna Marcela Lima de Souza, Cristiane Feitosa Salviano, Gisele Martins
OBJECTIVE: To describe the creation and implementation of the extension program Advanced Practice Nursing in Pediatric Urology, developed in the outpatient clinic of a teaching hospital in the Federal District. METHOD: This is an experience report regarding the implementation of an outpatient service aimed at children and adolescents with symptoms of bladder and bowel dysfunction. RESULTS: Because it is an extension program linked to the university, it follows a different model of care, valuing empowerment, informed and shared decision making, which results in a stronger bond between patients, family and the Pediatric Urology nursing team...
January 2018: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324948/validation-of-nursing-diagnoses-interventions-and-outcomes-in-a-pediatric-clinic
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Ana Márcia Nóbrega Dantas, Kenya de Lima Silva, Maria Miriam Lima da Nóbrega
OBJECTIVES: To elaborate operational definitions for the Nomenclature nursing diagnoses, interventionsand outcomes of the Pediatric Clinic at a University Hospital and carry out a validation of the content and clinical aspects of this Nomenclature. METHOD: Methodological research, developed in two stages: documentary study, for the validation of content of the operational definitions of nursing diagnoses; and secondly applied research, via clinical cases, performed with children from 0 to 5 years...
January 2018: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324574/sleep-problem-risk-for-adolescents-with-sickle-cell-disease-sociodemographic-physical-and-disease-related-correlates
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Cecelia R Valrie, Krystal L Trout, Kayzandra E Bond, Rebecca J Ladd, Nichelle L Huber, Kristen J Alston, Alicia M Sufrinko, Erik Everhart, Beng R Fuh
The aims of the current study were to investigate whether SCD incurs an additional risk for poor sleep over and above the influence of sociodemographic factors (ie, race and sex) during adolescence, and to explore the relationships between sociodemographic, physical (ie, age and pubertal status), and disease-related factors (ie, SCD genotype and hydroxyurea use) on sleep problem risk during adolescence. Black adolescents (age, 12 to 17 y) with SCD (n=53) were recruited from regional pediatric SCD clinics in the southeast and a sample of healthy black adolescents (n=160) were recruited from middle and high schools...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324498/five-steps-to-successfully-implement-and-evaluate-propensity-score-matching-in-clinical-research-studies
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Steven J Staffa, David Zurakowski
In clinical research, the gold standard level of evidence is the randomized controlled trial (RCT). The availability of nonrandomized retrospective data is growing; however, a primary concern of analyzing such data is comparability of the treatment groups with respect to confounding variables. Propensity score matching (PSM) aims to equate treatment groups with respect to measured baseline covariates to achieve a comparison with reduced selection bias. It is a valuable statistical methodology that mimics the RCT, and it may create an "apples to apples" comparison while reducing bias due to confounding...
January 9, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323409/in-vitro-comparison-of-two-neonatal-ecmo-circuits-using-a-roller-or-centrifugal-pump-with-three-different-in-line-hemoconcentrators-for-maintaining-hemodynamic-energy-delivery-to-the-patient
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Madison Force, Morgan Moroi, Shigang Wang, David A Palanzo, Allen R Kunselman, Akif Ündar
The objective of this study was to compare three different hemoconcentrators (Hemocor HPH 400, Mini, and Junior) with two different neonatal ECMO circuits using a roller or a centrifugal pump at different pseudo-patient pressures and flow rates in terms of hemodynamic properties. This evidence-based research is necessary to optimize the ECMO circuitry for neonates. The circuits used a 300-mL soft-shell reservoir as a pseudo-patient approximating the blood volume of a 3 kg neonate, two blood pumps, and a Quadrox-iD Pediatric oxygenator with three different in-line hemoconcentrators (Hemocor HPH 400, Mini, and Junior)...
January 11, 2018: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322704/evaluation-of-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-by-ct-mri-and-mr-venography
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Pratibha Issar, Sirasapalli Chinna, Sanjeev Kumar Issar
Objective: To study and compare cerebral parenchymal changes and sinuses involvement in CT with MRI and MRV in Cerebral Venous Thrombosis patients. Method: This study was carried out in the Department of Radiodiagnosis, JLN Hospital and Research Center, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh from October 2012 to Nov 2014 and includes fifty patients of all age groups presenting with clinical symptoms of CVT, admitted in Neurology, Neurosurgery, Medicine, Pediatric, obstetric and Gynecology wards...
November 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321068/psychosocial-issues-discovered-through-reflective-group-dialogue-between-medical-students
#20
Shao-Yin Chu, Chi-Wei Lin, Meei-Ju Lin, Chin-Chen Wen
BACKGROUND: The biopsychosocial model is a comprehensive approach emphasizing holistic medical care. However, medical curricula that incorporate narrative reflective writing and group dynamic discussion of psychosocial issues among patients and their family members in reflective dialogue groups are currently underutilized. The aim of this study was to determine psychosocial issues among patients and their family members through medical students' reflective dialogue groups. METHODS: This study was completed as part of a pediatric clerkship...
January 10, 2018: BMC Medical Education
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