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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333742/parvalbumin-fast-spiking-interneurons-are-selectively-altered-by-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury
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Joshua Nichols, George Reed Bjorklund, Jason Newbern, Trent Anderson
Pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in children. Traditionally, ongoing neurodevelopment and neuroplasticity have thought to confer children with an advantage following TBI. However, recent findings indicate that the pediatric brain may be more sensitive to brain injury. Inhibitory interneurons are essential for proper cortical function and implicated in the pathophysiology of TBI, yet few studies have directly examined for TBI induced changes to interneurons themselves...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Physiology
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/29329164/a-systematic-review-of-risk-factors-associated-with-cognitive-impairment-after-pediatric-critical-illness
#3
Alicia G Kachmar, Sharon Y Irving, Cynthia A Connolly, Martha A Q Curley
OBJECTIVES: To identify risk factors associated with cognitive impairment as assessed by neuropsychologic tests in neurotypical children after critical illness. DATA SOURCES: For this systematic review, we searched the Cochrane Library, Scopus, PubMed, Ovid, Embase, and CINAHL databases from January 1960 to March 2017. STUDY SELECTION: Included were studies with subjects 3-18 years old at the time of post PICU follow-up evaluation and use of an objective standardized neuropsychologic test with at least one cognitive functioning dimension...
January 11, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325878/can-we-identify-futility-in-kids-an-evaluation-of-admission-parameters-predicting-100-mortality-in-1292-severely-injured-children
#4
Kyle J Kalkwarf, Shane D Jensen, Myron Allukian, Matthew T Harting, Charles S Cox, Erin E Fox, Charles E Wade, Bryan A Cotton
BACKGROUND: Objective parameters predicting futility of care in severely injured pediatric patients are lacking. While futility of care has been investigated in a limited number of studies in trauma patients, none of these studies achieves a 100% success rate in a large cohort of pediatric patients. The purpose of the current study was to identify extreme laboratory values that could be used to predict 100% mortality in severely injured children. STUDY DESIGN: Registry-based, historical cohort of all severely injured children (level 1 trauma, <16 years old), who were not dead on arrival, between January 2010 and December 2016 from a single level 1 trauma center...
January 8, 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324491/validation-of-a-second-generation-near-infrared-spectroscopy-monitor-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
#5
Viviane G Nasr, Lisa T Bergersen, Hung-Mo Lin, Paul B Benni, Rachel S Bernier, Michelle E Anderson, Barry D Kussman
BACKGROUND: Cerebral oximetry using near-infrared spectroscopy is a noninvasive optical technology to detect cerebral hypoxia-ischemia and develop interventions to prevent and ameliorate hypoxic brain injury. Cerebral oximeters are calibrated and validated by comparison of the near-infrared spectroscopy-measured cerebral O2 saturation (SctO2) to a "field" or reference O2 saturation (REF CX) calculated as a weighted average from arterial and jugular bulb oxygen saturations. In this study, we calibrated and validated the second-generation, 5 wavelength, FORE-SIGHT Elite with the medium sensor (source-detector separation 12 and 40 mm) for measurement of SctO2 in children with congenital heart disease...
January 9, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324456/targeted-knockdown-of-bone-morphogenetic-protein-signaling-within-neural-progenitors-protects-the-brain-and-improves-motor-function-following-postnatal-hypoxia-ischemia
#6
Robert W Dettman, Derin Birch, Augusta Fernando, John A Kessler, Maria L V Dizon
Hypoxic-ischemic injury (HI) to the neonatal human brain results in myelin loss that, in some children, can manifest as cerebral palsy. Previously, we had found that neuronal overexpression of the bone morphogenic protein (BMP) inhibitor noggin during development increased oligodendroglia and improved motor function in an experimental model of HI utilizing unilateral common carotid artery ligation followed by hypoxia. As BMPs are known to negatively regulate oligodendroglial fate specification of neural stem cells and alter differentiation of committed oligodendroglia, BMP signaling is likely an important mechanism leading to myelin loss...
January 12, 2018: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318978/cognitive-rehabilitation-of-cerebellar-deficits
#7
Peter Marien, Kim van Dun, Frank Van Overwalle
During the past 3 decades numerous neurophysiological, neuroimaging, experimental and clinical studies have evidenced a crucial role for the cerebellum in cognitive, affective and behavioral functions. As a result of the acknowledged modulatory role of the cerebellum upon remote structures such as the cerebral cortex, cerebellar injury may give rise to a constellation of behavioral, affective and cognitive symptoms (Schmahmann's Syndrome). In sharp contrast to the wide range of therapeutical interventions to treat cognitive and affective disorders following cerebral cortical lesions and despite the consequences of Schmahmann's syndrome upon daily life activities, the literature is surprisingly only scantly documented with studies investigating the impact of cognitive therapies on cerebellar induced cognitive and affective disorders...
January 10, 2018: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314400/caregivers-lived-experience-in-trying-to-read-slight-movements-in-a-child-with-severe-brain-injury-a-phenomenological-study
#8
Naoko Kameda, Machiko Suzuki
AIMS & OBJECTIVES: We explored caregivers' lived experience of reading slight movements of a child with severe brain injury. BACKGROUND: Despite increased need, the development of individual care for children with severe brain injuries has been prevented by their severe physical state and the poor reproducibility of their movements. In addition to a lack of evidence on the motor characteristics of patients with severe brain injury with multiple disabilities, their own development contributes to increasing variability in their states...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299377/memory-and-the-hippocampal-formation-following-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury
#9
Dana DeMaster, Chad Johnson, Jenifer Juranek, Linda Ewing-Cobbs
Introduction: Previous research indicates disruption of learning and memory in children who have experienced traumatic brain injury (TBI). Objective: This research evaluates the impact of pediatric TBI on volumetric differences along the long axis of the hippocampus, a region of the brain that is critical for explicit memory. Methods: Structural brain data and behavioral measures were collected 6 weeks following TBI or extracranial injury (EI), in children aged 8-15 years and from a group of age matched typically developing controls (TDC)...
December 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289841/interhemispheric-motor-interactions-in-hemiparetic-children-with-perinatal-stroke-clinical-correlates-and-effects-of-neuromodulation-therapy
#10
Derek Eng, Ephrem Zewdie, Patrick Ciechanski, Omar Damji, Adam Kirton
OBJECTIVE: Brain stimulation and constraint therapy may enhance function after perinatal stroke but mechanisms are unknown. We characterized interhemispheric interactions (IHI) in hemiparetic children and explored their relationship to motor function and neuromodulation. METHODS: Forty-five hemiparetic perinatal stroke subjects aged 6-19 years completed a clinical trial of repetitive-transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and constraint therapy. Paired-pulse TMS measured IHI in cases and normal controls...
November 26, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288532/impaired-cognitive-ability-at-2-5-years-predicts-later-visual-and-ophthalmological-problems-in-children-born-very-preterm
#11
Jonina Hreinsdottir, Ylva Fredriksson Kaul, Lena Hellström-Westas, Kerstin Rosander, Claes von Hofsten, Gerd Holmström
AIM: To identify possible predictive factors for visual problems at 6.5 years in children born very preterm. METHODS: During 2004 to 2007, all very preterm infants (gestational age < 32 weeks) in Uppsala County, Sweden, were screened for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) neonatally; at four months visual tracking was tested; at 2.5 years, visuospatial and cognitive tests were carried out. At 6.5 years, 84 preterm children and a reference group of 64 full-term children underwent ophthalmological testing...
December 29, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288413/anatomical-and-functional-outcomes-following-vitrectomy-for-dense-vitreous-hemorrhage-related-to-terson-syndrome-in-children
#12
Isil Sayman Muslubas, Murat Karacorlu, Mumin Hocaoglu, Mehmet Giray Ersoz, Serra Arf
PURPOSE: Our purpose was to assess anatomical and functional outcomes of vitrectomy in pediatric cases of Terson syndrome. METHODS: A total of 11 eyes of seven children diagnosed with Terson syndrome secondary to traumatic brain injury and 17 eyes of 12 children diagnosed with Terson syndrome secondary to nontraumatic brain hemorrhage who had 20-gauge or 23-gauge pars plana or pars plicata vitrectomy were included in this retrospective study. The primary outcome was the change in visual acuity from the preoperative examination to postoperative final follow-up...
December 29, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288070/neonatal-erythropoietin-mitigates-impaired-gait-social-interaction-and-diffusion-tensor-imaging-abnormalities-in-a-rat-model-of-prenatal-brain-injury
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Shenandoah Robinson, Christopher J Corbett, Jesse L Winer, Lindsay A S Chan, Jessie R Maxwell, Christopher V Anstine, Tracylyn R Yellowhair, Nicholas A Andrews, Yirong Yang, Laurel O Sillerud, Lauren L Jantzie
Children who are born preterm are at risk for encephalopathy of prematurity, a leading cause of cerebral palsy, cognitive delay and behavioral disorders. Current interventions are limited and none have been shown to reverse cognitive and behavioral impairments, a primary determinant of poor quality of life for these children. Moreover, the mechanisms of perinatal brain injury that result in functional deficits and imaging abnormalities in the mature brain are poorly defined, limiting the potential to target interventions to those who may benefit most...
December 26, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286930/hypoxic-ischemic-brain-injury-planned-delivery-before-intrapartum-events
#14
David Odd, Axel Heep, Karen Luyt, Tim Draycott
BACKGROUND: Mothers are increasingly given greater control over many of the choices around birth, although there is little robust evidence to inform these choices. After an infant is born with HIE the question of whether it was predictable, or preventable, is often raised. Intrapartum 'sentinel' events and antenatal predictors of HIE have been well described, however there is little evidence how antenatal and intrapartum factors interact. This is particularly important when elective delivery by lower segment caesarean section (LSCS) has been shown to be beneficial in high risk groups...
2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286534/fitness-training-for-cardiorespiratory-conditioning-after-traumatic-brain-injury
#15
REVIEW
Leanne Hassett, Anne M Moseley, Alison R Harmer
BACKGROUND: Reduced cardiorespiratory fitness (cardiorespiratory deconditioning) is a common consequence of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Fitness training may be implemented to address this impairment. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this updated review was to evaluate whether fitness training improves cardiorespiratory fitness in people who have sustained a TBI. The secondary objectives were to evaluate whether fitness training improves body function and structure (physical and cognitive impairments, psychological responses resulting from the injury), activity limitations and participation restrictions in people who have sustained a TBI as well as to evaluate its safety, acceptance, feasibility and suitability...
December 29, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286529/unanticipated-difficult-airway-management-in-children-the-consensus-statement-of-the-paediatric-anaesthesiology-and-intensive-care-section-and-the-airway-management-section-of-the-polish-society-of-anaesthesiology-and-intensive-therapy-and-the-polish-so
#16
Wojciech Walas, Dawid Aleksandrowicz, Maria Borszewska-Kornacka, Tomasz Gaszyński, Ewa Helwich, Marek Migdał, Andrzej Piotrowski, Grażyna Siejka, Tomasz Szczapa, Alicja Bartkowska-Śniatkowska
Tracheal intubation may be defined as an artificial airway established in order to provide mechanical ventilation of the lungs during surgical procedures under general anaesthesia, treatment in an intensive care unit, as well as in emergency situations. Difficulties encountered during intubation may cause hypoxia, hypoxic brain injury and, in extreme situations, may result in the patient's death. There may be unanticipated and anticipated difficult airway. Children form a specific group of patients as there are significant differences in both anatomy and physiology...
2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286268/landmark-lecture-in-nursing-a-life-cycle-perspective-on-chd-what-happens-beyond-your-clinic
#17
Philip Moons
Over the past decades, survival of patients with CHD improved significantly, making it a life-cycle disease. Hence, there is a need for a workforce that can take up the care for afflicted individuals in the different phases of the life spectrum. Each life phase is associated with specific challenges. Topics that should receive more attention in clinical care or in CHD research are parenting styles of parents of children, transfer and transition of adolescents, cumulative burden of injury in the brain in adults, and geriatric care for older persons with CHD...
December 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283434/elevation-of-the-head-during-intensive-care-management-in-people-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
#18
REVIEW
Jose D Alarcon, Andres M Rubiano, David O Okonkwo, Jairo Alarcón, Maria José Martinez-Zapata, Gerard Urrútia, Xavier Bonfill Cosp
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major public health problem and a fundamental cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The burden of TBI disproportionately affects low- and middle-income countries. Intracranial hypertension is the most frequent cause of death and disability in brain-injured people. Special interventions in the intensive care unit are required to minimise factors contributing to secondary brain injury after trauma. Therapeutic positioning of the head (different degrees of head-of-bed elevation (HBE)) has been proposed as a low cost and simple way of preventing secondary brain injury in these people...
December 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283024/assessment-of-executive-functions-in-children-and-adolescents-with-acquired-brain-injury-abi-using-a-novel-complex-multi-tasking-computerised-task-the-jansari-assessment-of-executive-functions-for-children-jef-c%C3%A2
#19
Yafit Gilboa, Ashok Jansari, Bernadette Kerrouche, Emel Uçak, Anne Tiberghien, Ouarda Benkhaled, Delphine Aligon, Aude Mariller, Valentine Verdier, Amaia Mintegui, Geneviève Abada, Céline Canizares, Andrew Goldstein, Mathilde Chevignard
OBJECTIVES: The Jansari assessment of Executive Functions for Children (JEF-C©) is a new non-immersive computerised assessment of executive functions. The objectives of the study were to test the feasibility and validity of JEF-C© in children and adolescents with acquired brain injury (ABI). METHODS: Twenty-nine patients with ABI aged 10-18 years and 30 age-and gender-matched controls were tested. Participants performed JEF-C©, Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence (WASI) and the Behavioural Assessment of the Dysexecutive Syndrome for Children (BADS-C), while parents completed the Behaviour Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF) questionnaire...
December 28, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280746/congenital-hyperinsulinism-diagnosis-and-treatment-update
#20
Hüseyin Demirbilek, Khalid Hussain
Pancreatic β-cells are finely tuned to secrete insulin so that plasma glucose levels are maintained within a narrow physiological range (3.5-5.5 mmol/L). Hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia (HH) is the inappropriate seretion of insulin in the presence of low plasma glucose levels and leads to severe and persistent hypoglycaemia in neonates and children. Mutations in 12 different key genes (ABCC8, KCNJ11, GLUD1, GCK, HADH, SLC16A1, UCP2, HNF4A, HNF1A, HK1, PGM1 and PMM2) that are involved in the regulation of insulin secretion from pancreatic β-cells have been described to be responsible for the underlying molecular mechanisms leading to congenital HH...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
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