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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738258/open-label-multicentre-randomised-phase-ii-study-of-the-epssg-and-the-itcc-evaluating-the-addition-of-bevacizumab-to-chemotherapy-in-childhood-and-adolescent-patients-with-metastatic-soft-tissue-sarcoma-the-bernie-study
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Julia C Chisholm, Johannes H M Merks, Michela Casanova, Gianni Bisogno, Daniel Orbach, Jean-Claude Gentet, Anne-Sophie Thomassin-Defachelles, Pascal Chastagner, Stephen Lowis, Milind Ronghe, Kieran McHugh, Rick R van Rijn, Magalie Hilton, Jeanette Bachir, Sabine Fürst-Recktenwald, Birgit Geoerger, Odile Oberlin
PURPOSE: We evaluated the role of bevacizumab as part of the multi-modality treatment of children and adolescents with metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) or non-rhabdomyosarcoma soft tissue sarcoma (NRSTS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eligible patients aged ≥6 months to <18 years were randomised to receive induction chemotherapy (four cycles of IVADo + five cycles of IVA, ±bevacizumab), surgery and/or radiotherapy, followed by maintenance chemotherapy (12 cycles of low-dose cyclophosphamide + vinorelbine, ±bevacizumab)...
July 21, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737843/non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-nsaids-for-cancer-related-pain-in-children-and-adolescents
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REVIEW
Tess E Cooper, Lauren C Heathcote, Brian Anderson, Marie-Claude Grégoire, Gustaf Ljungman, Christopher Eccleston
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common feature of childhood and adolescence around the world, and for many young people, that pain is chronic. The World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for pharmacological treatments for persisting pain in children acknowledge that pain in children is a major public health concern of high significance in most parts of the world. Views on children's pain have changed over time and relief of pain is now seen as important. In the past, pain was largely dismissed and was frequently left untreated, and it was assumed that children quickly forgot about painful experiences...
July 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737048/ototoxicity-monitoring-in-children-treated-with-platinum-chemotherapy
#3
Beth Brooks, Kristin Knight
OBJECTIVE: To review the prevalence, mechanisms, clinical presentation, risk factors and implications of platinum-induced ototoxicity in paediatric cancer patients based on published evidence, discuss options for monitoring hearing in young children during treatment and review long-term follow-up guidelines. DESIGN: Narrative literature review. RESULTS: Children treated with cisplatin are at high risk of hearing loss and early, accurate identification of ototoxicity is important for medical decision making and hearing rehabilitation...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736188/asparaginase-associated-pancreatitis-in-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-an-observational-ponte-di-legno-toxicity-working-group-study
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Benjamin O Wolthers, Thomas L Frandsen, André Baruchel, Andishe Attarbaschi, Shlomit Barzilai, Antonella Colombini, Gabriele Escherich, Kathrine Grell, Hiroto Inaba, Gábor Kovacs, Der-Cherng Liang, Marion Mateos, Veerle Mondelaers, Anja Möricke, Tomasz Ociepa, Sujith Samarasinghe, Lewis B Silverman, Inge M van der Sluis, Martin Stanulla, Lynda M Vrooman, Michihiro Yano, Ester Zapotocka, Kjeld Schmiegelow
BACKGROUND: Survival for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia surpasses 90% with contemporary therapy; however, patients remain burdened by the severe toxic effects of treatment, including asparaginase-associated pancreatitis. To investigate the risk of complications and risk of re-exposing patients with asparaginase-associated pancreatitis to asparaginase, 18 acute lymphoblastic leukaemia trial groups merged data for this observational study. METHODS: Patient files from 26 trials run by 18 trial groups were reviewed on children (aged 1·0-17·9 years) diagnosed with t(9;22)-negative acute lymphoblastic leukaemia between June 1, 1996, and Jan 1, 2016, who within 50 days of asparaginase exposure developed asparaginase-associated pancreatitis...
July 20, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735083/incidence-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-in-microbial-community-of-cancer-patients-and-evaluation-of-their-resistant-pattern
#5
Mervat Morsy Abbas Ahmed El-Gendy, Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed El-Bondkly, Abeer Ali Keera, Amal Mohamed Ali
Cancer patients are prone to MRSA infection due to a number of factors include prolongedhospitalization, intravascular catheterization, compromised host immunity, malignancy, chemotherapy, radiotherapy surgery, prior antibiotic therapy and prolonged operative time. Among 468 Staphylococcus isolates, 283 were methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates (MRSA), which indicated the occurrence and prevalence of MRSA isolates among cancer patients. The highest number of MRSA strains were isolated from male (124 isolates), female (90 isolates) followed by children (69 isolates) which represent 43...
July 19, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733870/rethinking-childhood-ependymoma-a-retrospective-multi-center-analysis-reveals-poor-long-term-overall-survival
#6
Amanda E Marinoff, Clement Ma, Dongjing Guo, Matija Snuderl, Karen D Wright, Peter E Manley, Hasan Al-Sayegh, Claire E Sinai, Nicole J Ullrich, Karen Marcus, Daphne Haas-Kogan, Liliana Goumnerova, Wendy B London, Mark W Kieran, Susan N Chi, Jason Fangusaro, Pratiti Bandopadhayay
Ependymoma is the third most common brain tumor in children, but there is a paucity of large studies with more than 10 years of follow-up examining the long-term survival and recurrence patterns of this disease. We conducted a retrospective chart review of 103 pediatric patients with WHO Grades II/III intracranial ependymoma, who were treated at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and Chicago's Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital between 1985 and 2008, and an additional 360 ependymoma patients identified from the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733696/vaccination-against-influenza-at-a-european-pediatric-cancer-center-immunization-rates-and-attitudes-among-staff-patients-and-their-families
#7
Aleksandra Pettke, Sophie Jocham, Andreas Wiener, Andreas Löcken, Judith Groenefeld, Martina Ahlmann, Andreas H Groll
BACKGROUND: Influenza is an important cause of infectious morbidity in pediatric cancer patients. We conducted a single-center survey to explore adherence and attitudes towards the recommended annual influenza vaccination. METHODS: Self-administered, standardized questionnaires were distributed to 143 staff members and 264 families. Items analyzed included demographic data, knowledge about influenza, history of prior influenza infections and vaccinations, routes of information and education, and attitudes towards the recommended influenza...
July 21, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732505/body-size-in-early-life-and-risk-of-breast-cancer
#8
Md Shajedur Rahman Shawon, Mikael Eriksson, Jingmei Li
BACKGROUND: Body size in early life is inversely associated with adult breast cancer (BC) risk, but it is unclear whether the associations differ by tumor characteristics. METHODS: In a pooled analysis of two Swedish population-based studies consisting of 6731 invasive BC cases and 28,705 age-matched cancer-free controls, we examined the associations between body size in early life and BC risk. Self-reported body sizes at ages 7 and 18 years were collected by a validated nine-level pictogram (aggregated into three categories: small, medium and large)...
July 21, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731883/the-effects-on-children-s-anxiety-and-quality-of-life-of-a-psychoeducational-program-for-families-living-with-parental-cancer-and-their-network-a-randomized-controlled-trial-study
#9
May Aasebø Hauken, Mariana Pereira, Mette Senneseth
BACKGROUND: Families living with parental cancer report lack of social support. The Cancer PEPSONE Program (CPP) was developed to bridge the gap between the families and their network. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to study the effect of the CPP on children's anxiety and quality of life (QOL) and examine the association between the CPP's effect on their well parents' received social support, QOL, and psychological distress and the children's anxiety and QOL...
July 20, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731294/the-bioinorganic-chemistry-of-lead-in-the-context-of-its-toxicity
#10
Wolfgang Maret
Owing to its abundance on earth and its multiple uses by humans, lead (Pb) is a major toxicant that has threatened human health for millennia and continues to do so. There is no safe level of exposure, necessitating a nuanced approach to its control in the food we consume, the water we drink, and the air we breathe. Turnover in soft tissues is within days. In contrast, lead accumulates in bone and turns over with a half-life of about 30 years, though it can be mobilized from bone under physiological and pathophysiological conditions of bone resorption...
April 10, 2017: Metal Ions in Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730516/cryptosporidium-infection-in-children-with-cancer-undergoing-chemotherapy-how-important-is-the-prevention-of-opportunistic-parasitic-infections-in-patients-with-malignancies
#11
Reza Berahmat, Mahmoud Mahami-Oskouei, Azim Rezamand, Adel Spotin, Nayyereh Aminisani, Roghayeh Ghoyounchi, Solmaz Madadi
Cryptosporidiosis is a relatively uncommon disease in healthy individuals but could be potentially worrisome in immunocompromised patients. This study aimed to evaluate Cryptosporidium infection in children with cancer undergoing chemotherapy. A case-control study was conducted in 132 children with cancer undergoing chemotherapy and 132 non-cancer controls. The modified Ziehl-Neelsen (MZN) staining and polymerase chain reaction methods were used for the detection of Cryptosporidium parasite. All positive isolates were sequenced for phylogenetic analysis...
July 20, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728448/pregnancy-and-child-health-outcomes-in-pediatric-and-young-adult-leukemia-and-lymphoma-survivors-a-systematic-review
#12
Ksenya Shliakhtsitsava, Sally A D Romero, Samantha Rose Dewald, H Irene Su
As long-term survival is high for children and young adults diagnosed with leukemia and lymphoma, delineating maternal, fetal and offspring health risks is important to their family planning. This systematic review examined data comparing these health risks between leukemia and lymphoma survivors and women without a history of cancer. Following a search of Embase, PubMed, CINAHL, Cochrane, and Web of Science, 142 articles were screened and 18 were included in this review. No higher risks of spontaneous abortion, maternal diabetes and anemia, stillbirth, birth defects, or childhood cancer in offspring were observed in survivors compared to controls...
July 21, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727892/end-of-life-experiences-of-family-caregivers-of-deceased-patients-with-cancer-a-nation-wide-survey
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Kayo Hirooka, Hiroyuki Otani, Tatsuya Morita, Tomofumi Miura, Hiroki Fukahori, Maho Aoyama, Yoshiyuki Kizawa, Yasuo Shima, Satoru Tsuneto, Mitsunori Miyashita
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was (1) to describe the end-of-life experience of family caregivers of cancer patients, (2) to describe talking about death and dying of the patient to minor children, and (3) to examine the association of family caregivers' experiences by their characteristics and talking about death and dying of the patient. METHODS: A cross-sectional nationwide survey of bereaved family caregivers was conducted. In total, 968 questionnaires were sent to bereaved family caregivers, and 711 were completed and returned...
July 20, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727656/potential-association-of-il1b-polymorphism-with-iron-deficiency-risk-in-childhood-helicobacter-pylori-infection
#14
Szu-Ta Chen, Yen-Hsuan Ni, Shing-Hwa Liu
OBJECTIVE: Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection occurs predominantly in childhood. Host immune response gene polymorphism is reported to affect the susceptibility to H. pylori infection and the outcome of H. pylori-related gastric cancer. However, not all H. pylori-infected patients exhibit iron deficiency. The relationship between host genetic polymorphisms and iron deficiency mediated by H. pylori infection is not well understood. METHODS: Subjects (n = 644) from the general population aged 10 to 18 years were divided into two groups based on serology testing for anti-H...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727257/routine-surveillance-imaging-after-end-of-therapy-for-pediatric-extracranial-tumors-a-retrospective-analysis
#15
Farah Lakkis, Sarah Abou Alaiwi, Lena Nafaa, Lamya Atweh, Nabil Khoury, Miguel Abboud, Samar Muwakkit, Nidale Tarek, Hassan El Solh, Raya Saab
Frequent surveillance imaging is routine practice for pediatric patients after cancer therapy. This retrospective study evaluated the follow-up of 301 children with extracranial tumors diagnosed between 2002 and 2012, at a tertiary pediatric cancer center in Beirut, Lebanon. Recurrence occurred in 15% of patients, at a median of 12 months after end of primary therapy. Outcome was not different comparing patients with recurrence detected via imaging surveillance versus clinically. False positive findings in 55 patients led to further interventions...
July 20, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726470/child-sun-safety-application-of-an-integrated-behavior-change-model
#16
Kyra Hamilton, Aaron Kirkpatrick, Amanda Rebar, Martin S Hagger
OBJECTIVE: Childhood sun exposure increases risk of skin cancer in later life. Parents of young children play an important role in minimizing childhood sun exposure. The aim of the current study was to identify the motivational, volitional, and implicit antecedents of parents' sun-protective behaviors based on an Integrated Behavior Change model. METHOD: Parents (N = 373) of 2- to 5-year-old children self-reported their intentions, attitudes, subjective norm, perceived behavioral control, autonomous and controlled motivation, action plans, habit, and past behaviors with respect to sun-protective behaviors for their children...
July 20, 2017: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724431/biological-embedding-of-childhood-adversity-from-physiological-mechanisms-to-clinical-implications
#17
REVIEW
Anne E Berens, Sarah K G Jensen, Charles A Nelson
BACKGROUND: Adverse psychosocial exposures in early life, namely experiences such as child maltreatment, caregiver stress or depression, and domestic or community violence, have been associated in epidemiological studies with increased lifetime risk of adverse outcomes, including diabetes, heart disease, cancers, and psychiatric illnesses. Additional work has shed light on the potential molecular mechanisms by which early adversity becomes "biologically embedded" in altered physiology across body systems...
July 20, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723610/pediatric-reference-intervals-for-29-ortho-vitros-5600-immunoassays-using-the-caliper-cohort-of-healthy-children-and-adolescents
#18
Victoria Higgins, Angela W S Fung, Man Khun Chan, Joseph Macri, Khosrow Adeli
BACKGROUND: Accurate reference intervals (RIs) based on a healthy pediatric population are essential for pediatric test result interpretation. The CALIPER project has recruited a large healthy cohort and completed a series of a priori studies to address gaps in pediatric RIs. As immunoassays from different manufacturers for endocrine and special chemistry markers are not standardized and show marked intermethod differences, direct RI studies are needed for each major analytical platform...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722800/role-of-the-long-non-coding-rna-gas5-in-glucocorticoid-response-in-children-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#19
Marianna Lucafò, Alessia Di Silvestre, Maurizio Romano, Alice Avian, Roberta Antonelli, Stefano Martelossi, Samuele Naviglio, Alberto Tommasini, Gabriele Stocco, Alessandro Ventura, M D Giuliana Decorti, Sara De Iudicibus
Glucocorticoids (GCs) are widely employed in inflammatory, autoimmune and neoplastic diseases, and, despite the introduction of novel therapies, remain the first-line treatment for inducing remission in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Given the high incidence of suboptimal response, associated with a significant number of side effects, that are particularly severe in paediatric patients, the identification of subjects that are most likely to respond poorly to GCs is extremely important. Recent evidence suggests that the long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) GAS5 could be a potential marker of GC resistance...
July 19, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722694/early-life-vincristine-exposure-evokes-mechanical-pain-hypersensitivity-in-the-developing-rat
#20
Katie A Schappacher, Lauren Styczynski, Mark L Baccei
Vincristine (VNC) is commonly used to treat pediatric cancers, including the most prevalent childhood malignancy, acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Although clinical evidence suggests that VNC causes peripheral neuropathy in children, the degree to which pediatric chemotherapeutic regimens influence pain sensitivity throughout life remains unclear, in part because of the lack of an established animal model of chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain during early life. Therefore, this study investigated the effects of VNC exposure between postnatal days (P) 11 and 21 on mechanical and thermal pain sensitivity in the developing rat...
May 30, 2017: Pain
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