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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489170/modified-alvarado-score-in-children-with-diagnosis-of-appendicitis
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Mehran Peyvasteh, Shahnam Askarpour, Hazhir Javaherizadeh, Sepideh Besharati
Background: Appendicitis is one of the most common abdominal emergency. Some predictive scoring systems are recommended to decrease the rate of negative appendectomy. Aim: To evaluate sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, and negative predictive value of modified Alvarado score in children who underwent appendectomy. Methods: Four hundred children with initial diagnosis of appendicitis were randomly selected from patients who underwent appendectomy...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486259/appendicitis-in-a-neutropenic-patient-a-multicentric-retrospective-study
#2
Alberto A Scarpa, Géraldine Hery, Arnaud Petit, Benoit Brethon, Irène Jimenez, Virginie Gandemer, Samuel Abbou, Stéphanie Haouy, Jean Breaud, Marilyne Poiree
To study the management of acute appendicitis in neutropenic patients, we retrospectively reviewed cases of acute appendicitis in neutropenic children treated for cancer. The patients' demographics, medical records, and outcomes were tracked. We compared nonoperative treatment versus emergency or delayed surgery. The cases of 30 patients with a mean age of 8.8 years in 12 French departments of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology between 1995 and 2013 were studied. Most patients (90%) were treated for hematological malignancies...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472016/laparoscopic-appendectomy-in-children-with-perforated-appendicitis-a-meta-analysis
#3
Shun Zhang, Tao Du, Xiaohua Jiang, Chun Song
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this meta-analysis was to compare the influence of different surgical procedures on perforated appendicitis in pediatric population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Studies were identified through a computerized literature search of Pubmed, Embase, Ovid, the Cochrane Colorectal Cancer Group Controlled Trials Register, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, the Cochrane Library database, and Web of Science. Two reviewers independently assessed the quality of each study and abstracted outcome data...
May 3, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466621/emergency-department-pain-management-of-acute-abdominal-pain-and-acute-appendicitis-in-children
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REVIEW
Ron Jacob, Itai Shavit
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465653/predictors-of-hospitalization-among-children-on-art-in-ethiopia-a-cohort-study
#5
Abraham Haileamlak, Tesfalem Hagos, Workeabeba Abebe, Loko Abraham, Henok Asefa, Alula M Teklu
BACKGROUND: Substantial progress has been made in the management of pediatric HIV infection in Ethiopia with the implementation of mother-to-child-prevention programs. Since the introduction of HAART in 2005, mortality among HIV-infected children has reduced while the rate of hospitalization was expected to rise. The purpose of this study, therefore, was to assess predictors of hospitalization in children on ART in seven university referral hospitals in Ethiopia. METHODS: A prospective cohort study design was employed on children age 0-18 years as part of a multisite observational study...
February 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457526/delayed-diagnoses-in-children-with-constipation-multicenter-retrospective-cohort-study
#6
Stephen B Freedman, Jonathan Rodean, Matthew Hall, Elizabeth R Alpern, Paul L Aronson, Harold K Simon, Samir S Shah, Jennifer R Marin, Eyal Cohen, Rustin B Morse, Yiannis Katsogridakis, Jay G Berry, Mark I Neuman
OBJECTIVE: The use of abdominal radiographs contributes to increased healthcare costs, radiation exposure, and potentially to misdiagnoses. We evaluated the association between abdominal radiograph performance and emergency department (ED) revisits with important alternate diagnosis among children with constipation. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of children aged <18 years diagnosed with constipation at one of 23 EDs from 2004 to 2015. The primary exposure was abdominal radiograph performance...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456849/can-common-serum-biomarkers-predict-complicated-appendicitis-in-children
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Augusto Zani, Warwick J Teague, Simon A Clarke, Munther J Haddad, Sanjeev Khurana, Thomas Tsang, Ramesh M Nataraja
PURPOSE: As appendicitis in children can be managed differently according to the severity of the disease, we investigated whether commonly used serum biomarkers on admission could distinguish between simple and complicated appendicitis. METHODS: Admission white blood cell (WBC), neutrophil (NEU), and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels were analysed by ROC curve, and Kruskal-Wallis and contingency tests. Patients were divided according to age and histology [normal appendix (NA), simple appendicitis (SA), complicated appendicitis (CA)]...
April 29, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449821/systematic-review-of-nonoperative-versus-operative-treatment-of-uncomplicated-appendicitis
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REVIEW
Ramon R Gorter, Sarah-May M L The, Marguerite A W Gorter-Stam, Hasan H Eker, Roel Bakx, Johanna H van der Lee, Hugo A Heij
BACKGROUND: To compare the risk of complications between initial nonoperative treatment and appendectomy of uncomplicated (simple) appendicitis in children. METHODS: Systematic literature search. Eligible for inclusion were both and randomized controlled trials and cohort studies including children in which the outcome of nonoperative treatment of uncomplicated appendicitis was reported with a minimum follow-up period of one year. Two authors extracted data independently and assessed quality...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445687/accuracy-of-low-dose-ct-in-the-diagnosis-of-appendicitis-in-childhood-and-comparison-with-usg-and-standard-dose-ct
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Dae Yong Yi, Kyung Hoon Lee, Sung Bin Park, Jee Taek Kim, Na Mi Lee, Hyery Kim, Sin Weon Yun, Soo Ahn Chae, In Seok Lim
OBJECTIVES: Computed tomography should be performed after careful consideration due to radiation hazard, which is why interest in low dose CT has increased recently in acute appendicitis. Previous studies have been performed in adult and adolescents populations, but no studies have reported on the efficacy of using low-dose CT in children younger than 10 years. METHODS: Patients (n=475) younger than 10 years who were examined for acute appendicitis were recruited...
April 23, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442839/the-place-of-calprotectin-lactoferrin-and-high-mobility-group-box-1-protein-on-diagnosis-of-acute-appendicitis-with-children
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Sevgi Buyukbese Sarsu, Ayse Binnur Erbagci, Hasan Ulusal, Suleyman Cuneyt Karakus, Özlem Gümüstekin Bulbul
The purpose of this study is to investigate the role of serum calprotectin (CP), lactoferrin (LF), and high-mobility group protein B1 (HMGB-1) levels and fecal CP and LF levels in differential diagnosis of acute uncomplicated appendicitis from other causes of abdominal pain and further from complicated appendicitis. Totally, 120 children were included grouped into 4 as: healthy controls, patients with right lower quadrant pain with other than surgical causes, patients with uncomplicated appendicitis, and patients with complicated appendicitis...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427379/novel-mutation-identified-in-severe-early-onset-tumor-necrosis-factor-receptor-associated-periodic-syndrome-a-case-report
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Suhas M Radhakrishna, Amy Grimm, Lori Broderick
BACKGROUND: Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor-Associated Periodic Syndrome (TRAPS) is the second most common heritable autoinflammatory disease, typically presenting in pre-school aged children with fever episodes lasting 1-3 weeks. Systemic symptoms can include rash, myalgia, ocular inflammation, and serositis. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we report an unusual presentation of TRAPS in a 7 month old girl who presented with only persistent fever. She was initially diagnosed with incomplete Kawasaki Disease and received IVIG and infliximab; however, her fevers quickly recurred...
April 20, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424822/rapid-non-contrast-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-post-appendectomy-intra-abdominal-abscess-in-children
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Megan H Lee, Eric P Eutsler, Elizabeth F Sheybani, Geetika Khanna
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis, especially if perforated at presentation, is often complicated by postoperative abscess formation. The detection of a postoperative abscess relies primarily on imaging. This has traditionally been done with contrast-enhanced computed tomography. Non-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has the potential to accurately detect intra-abdominal abscesses, especially with the use of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate our single-center experience with a rapid non-contrast MRI protocol evaluating post-appendectomy abscesses in children with persistent postsurgical symptoms...
April 20, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424136/the-role-of-doctors-and-patients-in-appendicitis-perforation
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Alaattin Öztürk, Mevlit Korkmaz, Talha Atalay, Yüksel Karaköse, Ömer Faruk Akinci, Mikdat Bozer
In this study, we aimed to determine factors that cause appendix perforations and to identify the role of physicians and patients in contributing to the cause of these perforations. This study was conducted between April 2010 and May 2015 and included 64 patients with perforated appendicitis. Patients' medical records were examined for factors that might have contributed to perforation, and the roles of patients and physicians in perforation appendicitis were evaluated. The perforation rate of patients with appendicitis was 16...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408075/effect-of-hospital-type-on-the-treatment-of-acute-appendicitis-in-teenagers
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Cristen N Litz, David J Ciesla, Paul D Danielson, Nicole M Chandler
BACKGROUND: Teenagers receive appendicitis care at both adult and pediatric facilities. The purpose of this study was to evaluate outcomes following treatment of acute appendicitis in teenagers based on the type of hospital facility. METHODS: Patients aged 13-17years with acute appendicitis who were discharged from acute care hospitals from 2009 to 2014 were identified using a statewide discharge dataset. Hospitals were classified as pediatric or adult and outcomes were compared...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404154/active-observation-versus-interval-appendicectomy-after-successful-non-operative-treatment-of-an-appendix-mass-in-children-china-study-an-open-label-randomised-controlled-trial
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Nigel J Hall, Simon Eaton, Michael P Stanton, Agostino Pierro, David M Burge
BACKGROUND: Despite a scarcity of supporting evidence, most surgeons recommend routine interval appendicectomy after successful non-operative treatment of an appendix mass in children. We aimed to compare routine interval appendicectomy with active observation. METHODS: We enrolled participants in the CHildren's INterval Appendicectomy (CHINA) study, a multicentre, open-label, randomised controlled study at 19 specialist paediatric surgery centres, 17 of which were in the UK, one in Sweden, and one in New Zealand...
April 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376256/the-outcome-of-an-early-discharge-protocol-after-appendectomy-in-children-with-acute-appendicitis
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Takahiro Jimbo, Kouji Masumoto, Hajime Takayasu, Toko Shinkai, Yasuhisa Urita, Toru Uesugi, Chikashi Gotoh, Kentaro Ono, Takato Sasaki
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to evaluate the outcome of our early discharge protocol for children with acute appendicitis. METHODS: We established a new early discharge protocol for appendicitis. Our protocol consists of both postoperative early feeding and reduced-port laparoscopic surgery which is aimed at reducing surgical stress. The outcome was studied in patients with acute appendicitis who treated at our institution from 2012 to 2013. RESULTS: Thirty-six acute appendicitis patients (mean age 10...
April 4, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359589/extracorporeal-and-intracorporeal-approaches-of-single-incision-laparoscopic-appendectomy-in-children-is-one-superior-to-another
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Yao-Jen Hsu, Paul Chia-Yu Chang, Chin-Hung Wei, Fu-Yu Wei, Yih-Cherng Duh
BACKGROUND: Single-incision laparoscopic surgery has been widely popularized for pediatric appendicitis. Various techniques have been proposed with two main approaches: extracorporeal and intracorporeal. The purpose of this study is to compare the result of different approaches in single-incision laparoscopic appendectomy (SILA) in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: With IRB approval, patients less than 18years of age who underwent SILA were enrolled from July 2012 to December 2015...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347529/resource-savings-and-outcomes-associated-with-outpatient-laparoscopic-appendectomy-for-nonperforated-appendicitis
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Lori A Gurien, Jeffrey M Burford, Patrick C Bonasso, Melvin S Dassinger
BACKGROUND: Postoperative admission for acute appendicitis utilizes health care system resources. We evaluated outcomes and hospital charges for children with nonperforated appendicitis who underwent outpatient laparoscopic appendectomy. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed for patients ≤18years old who underwent laparoscopic appendectomy for acute appendicitis in 2015. Patients were categorized into discharge from postanesthesia care unit (PACU) (outpatient), admission for <24-h, and admission for >24-h...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346589/comparison-of-antibiotic-therapy-and-appendectomy-for-acute-uncomplicated-appendicitis-in-children-a-meta-analysis
#19
Libin Huang, Yuan Yin, Lie Yang, Cun Wang, Yuan Li, Zongguang Zhou
Importance: Antibiotic therapy for acute uncomplicated appendicitis is effective in adult patients, but its application in pediatric patients remains controversial. Objective: To compare the safety and efficacy of antibiotic treatment vs appendectomy as the primary therapy for acute uncomplicated appendicitis in pediatric patients. Data Sources: The PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register for randomized clinical trials were searched through April 17, 2016...
May 1, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306630/nonoperative-management-of-appendicitis-in-children
#20
Joseph J López, Katherine J Deans, Peter C Minneci
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this review is to summarize the recent literature investigating nonoperative management of uncomplicated and complicated appendicitis and highlight recent data establishing its safety and efficacy. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies and clinical trials have demonstrated the efficacy of nonoperative treatment of both uncomplicated and complicated appendicitis, defined as perforated appendicitis with or without formed abscess or phlegmon...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
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