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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740634/effectiveness-of-a-nintendo-wii-balance-board-exercise-programme-on-standing-balance-of-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-randomised-clinical-trial-protocol
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Valeska Gatica-Rojas, Ricardo Cartes-Velásquez, Eduardo Guzmán-Muñoz, Guillermo Méndez-Rebolledo, Alex Soto-Poblete, Ana Carolina Pacheco-Espinoza, Carlos Amigo-Mendoza, M Eliana Albornoz-Verdugo, Edith Elgueta-Cancino
Background: Patients with cerebral palsy (CP) typically receive limited physical therapy services. However, the Nintendo Wii system offers a simple and affordable mode of virtual reality therapy. There are no clinical trials assessing the Nintendo Wii balance board for improving standing balance in CP. Methods: This randomised clinical trial will evaluate the effectiveness of an 18-session/six-week protocol using Wii therapy (W-t) compared with conventional therapy (C-t) in Chilean CP patients...
June 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670762/rolling-refresher-simulation-improves-performance-and-retention-of-paediatric-intensive-care-unit-nurse-code-cart-management
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Marcy N Singleton, Kimberly F Allen, Zhongze Li, Kevin McNerney, Urs H Naber, Matthew S Braga
Introduction: Paediatric Intensive Care Unit Nurses (PICU RNs) manage the code cart during paediatric emergencies at the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. These are low -frequency, high-stakes events. Methods: An uncontrolled intervention study with 6-month follow-up. A collaboration of physician and nursing experts developed a rolling-refresher training programme consisting of five simulated scenarios, including 22 code cart skills, to establish nursing code cart competency...
April 2018: BMJ simulation & technology enhanced learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629663/the-effect-of-combination-antiretroviral-therapy-use-among-hiv-positive-children-on-the-hazard-of-aids-using-calendar-year-as-an-instrumental-variable
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Andrew Anglemyer, Amy Sturt, Yvonne Maldonado
BACKGROUND: Instrumental variable (IV) analyses are a common causal inference technique used in the absence of randomized data. Combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) was first introduced in 1996 and calendar periods have been used as a proxy for cART use. However, cART use misclassification can bias IV analyses. OBJECTIVE: We aim to highlight the differences in effects of antiretroviral therapy on clinical outcomes between applications of traditional and adapted IV analysis techniques...
April 9, 2018: Current HIV Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611112/sedation-practices-in-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-a-survey-from-southern-india
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Prakash Zacharias, Shibi Mathew, John Mathews, Aby Somu, Maya Peethambaran, Menon Prashanth, Mathew Philip
Gastrointestinal endoscopies can cause an unpleasant experience for the patient. In India, most endoscopists follow a common institutional policy for sedation. The aim of this study was to analyze the sedation practices in various endoscopy centers across southern India. Data were collected with the help of a structured questionnaire given to a senior endoscopist of the center. Data from the completed questionnaire were later analyzed. Data were obtained from 19 centers across southern India. All endoscopy suites had central oxygen supply and emergency cart...
April 3, 2018: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29604987/neuroaids-in-children
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Jo M Wilmshurst, Charles K Hammond, Kirsty Donald, Jacqueline Hoare, Karen Cohen, Brian Eley
The human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) enters the central nervous system compartment within the first few weeks of systemic HIV infection and may cause a spectrum of neurologic complications. Without combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), 50-90% of all HIV-infected infants and children develop some form of neuroAIDS. Of the estimated 2.3 million children less than 15 years of age who were living in sub-Saharan Africa at the end of 2014, only 30% were receiving cART, suggesting that there is a large burden of neuroAIDS among HIV-infected children in sub-Saharan Africa...
2018: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29569701/immunohistochemical-characteristics-of-porcine-intrahepatic-nerves-under-physiological-conditions-and-after-bisphenol-a-administration
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Michael Allen Thoene, Liliana Rytel, Ewa Dzika, Ignacy Gonkowski, Andrzej Włodarczyk, Joanna Wojtkiewicz
BACKGROUND: The neurochemistry of hepatic nerve fibers was investigated in large animal models after dietary exposure to the endocrine disrupting compound known as bisphenol A. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Antibodies against neuronal peptides were used to study changes in hepatic nerve fibers after exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) at varying concentrations using standard immunofluorescence techniques. The neuropeptides investigated were substance P (SP), galanin (GAL), pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP), calcitonin gene regulated peptide (CGRP) and cocaine & amphetamine regulated transcript (CART)...
March 23, 2018: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534694/predicting-the-severity-of-dengue-fever-in-children-on-admission-based-on-clinical-features-and-laboratory-indicators-application-of-classification-tree-analysis
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Khansoudaphone Phakhounthong, Pimwadee Chaovalit, Podjanee Jittamala, Stuart D Blacksell, Michael J Carter, Paul Turner, Kheng Chheng, Soeung Sona, Varun Kumar, Nicholas P J Day, Lisa J White, Wirichada Pan-Ngum
BACKGROUND: Dengue fever is a re-emerging viral disease commonly occurring in tropical and subtropical areas. The clinical features and abnormal laboratory test results of dengue infection are similar to those of other febrile illnesses; hence, its accurate and timely diagnosis for providing appropriate treatment is difficult. Delayed diagnosis may be associated with inappropriate treatment and higher risk of death. Early and correct diagnosis can help improve case management and optimise the use of resources such as hospital staff, beds, and intensive care equipment...
March 13, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530356/characterization-of-pediatric-golf-cart-injuries-to-guide-injury-prevention-efforts
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Joseph R Starnes, Purnima Unni, Cherie A Fathy, Kelly A Harms, Shelby R Payne, Dai H Chung
BACKGROUND: Golf cart injuries represent an increasing source of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Characterization of the circumstances of these injuries can inform injury prevention efforts. METHODS: This study retrospectively reviews a prospective trauma registry at a level-one pediatric trauma center for golf cart-related injuries in patients under 18years of age admitted to the hospital between 2008 and 2016. RESULTS: The 40 identified crashes were associated with 82 hospital days, 17 ICU days, and more than $1 million in hospital charges over the study period...
March 2, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406472/novel-approach-to-emergency-departments-pediatric-readiness-across-a-health-system
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Isabel A Barata, Joriane M Stadnyck, Meredith Akerman, Kate OʼNeill, Jill Castaneda, Anupama Subramony, Paula Fessler, Charles Schleien, John DʼAngelo
STUDY OBJECTIVE: A gap analysis of emergency departments' (EDs') pediatric readiness across a health system was performed after the appointment of a service line health system pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) quality director. METHODS: A 55-question survey was completed by each eligible ED to generate a weighted pediatric readiness score (WPRS). The survey included questions regarding volume, ED configuration, presence of a pediatric emergency care coordinator (PECC), quality initiatives, policies and procedures, and equipment...
February 5, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29389912/high-levels-of-dual-class-drug-resistance-in-hiv-infected-children-failing-first-line-antiretroviral-therapy-in-southern-ethiopia
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Birkneh Tilahun Tadesse, Natalie N Kinloch, Bemuluyigza Baraki, Hope R Lapointe, Kyle D Cobarrubias, Mark A Brockman, Chanson J Brumme, Byron A Foster, Degu Jerene, Eyasu Makonnen, Eleni Aklillu, Zabrina L Brumme
Clinical monitoring of pediatric HIV treatment remains a major challenge in settings where drug resistance genotyping is not routinely available. As a result, our understanding of drug resistance, and its impact on subsequent therapeutic regimens available in these settings, remains limited. We investigate the prevalence and correlates of HIV-1 drug resistance among 94 participants of the Ethiopia Pediatric HIV Cohort failing first-line combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) using dried blood spot-based genotyping...
February 1, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381702/long-term-trends-in-mortality-and-aids-defining-events-after-combination-art-initiation-among-children-and-adolescents-with-perinatal-hiv-infection-in-17-middle-and-high-income-countries-in-europe-and-thailand-a-cohort-study
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Ali Judd, Elizabeth Chappell, Anna Turkova, Sophie Le Coeur, Antoni Noguera-Julian, Tessa Goetghebuer, Katja Doerholt, Luisa Galli, Dasja Pajkrt, Laura Marques, Intira J Collins, Diana M Gibb, Maria Isabel González Tome, Marisa Navarro, Josiane Warszawski, Christoph Königs, Vana Spoulou, Filipa Prata, Elena Chiappini, Lars Naver, Carlo Giaquinto, Claire Thorne, Magdalena Marczynska, Liubov Okhonskaia, Klara Posfay-Barbe, Pradthana Ounchanum, Pornchai Techakunakorn, Galina Kiseleva, Ruslan Malyuta, Alla Volokha, Luminita Ene, Ruth Goodall
BACKGROUND: Published estimates of mortality and progression to AIDS as children with HIV approach adulthood are limited. We describe rates and risk factors for death and AIDS-defining events in children and adolescents after initiation of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) in 17 middle- and high-income countries, including some in Western and Central Europe (W&CE), Eastern Europe (Russia and Ukraine), and Thailand. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Children with perinatal HIV aged <18 years initiating cART were followed until their 21st birthday, transfer to adult care, death, loss to follow-up, or last visit up until 31 December 2013...
January 2018: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351561/preconception-use-of-cart-by-hiv-positive-pregnant-women-increases-the-risk-of-infants-being-born-small-for-gestational-age
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Ingrid J M Snijdewind, Colette Smit, Mieke H Godfried, Rachel Bakker, Jeannine F J B Nellen, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Elisabeth van Leeuwen, Peter Reiss, Eric A P Steegers, Marchina E van der Ende
BACKGROUND: The benefits of combination anti-retroviral therapy (cART) in HIV-positive pregnant women (improved maternal health and prevention of mother to child transmission [pMTCT]) currently outweigh the adverse effects due to cART. As the variety of cART increases, however, the question arises as to which type of cART is safest for pregnant women and women of childbearing age. We studied the effect of timing and exposure to different classes of cART on adverse birth outcomes in a large HIV cohort in the Netherlands...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310596/different-responses-of-weather-factors-on-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-in-three-different-climate-areas-of-gansu-china
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Faxiang Gou, Xinfeng Liu, Jian He, Dongpeng Liu, Yao Cheng, Haixia Liu, Xiaoting Yang, Kongfu Wei, Yunhe Zheng, Xiaojuan Jiang, Lei Meng, Wenbiao Hu
BACKGROUND: To determine the linear and non-linear interacting relationships between weather factors and hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in children in Gansu, China, and gain further traction as an early warning signal based on weather variability for HFMD transmission. METHOD: Weekly HFMD cases aged less than 15 and meteorological information from 2010 to 2014 in Jiuquan, Lanzhou and Tianshu, Gansu, China were collected. Generalized linear regression models (GLM) with Poisson link and classification and regression trees (CART) were employed to determine the combined and interactive relationship of weather factors and HFMD in both linear and non-linear ways...
January 8, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228317/leukocyte-telomere-length-at-birth-and-during-the-early-life-of-children-exposed-to-but-uninfected-with-hiv-after-in-utero-exposure-to-antiretrovirals
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Abhinav Ajaykumar, Hugo Soudeyns, Fatima Kakkar, Jason Brophy, Ari Bitnun, Ariane Alimenti, Arianne Y K Albert, Deborah M Money, Hélène C F Côté
Background: Maternal combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) during pregnancy could impact the health of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-exposed, HIV-uninfected (HEU) children, because some antiretrovirals cross the placenta and can inhibit telomerase. Our objective was to compare leukocyte telomere length (LTL) in HEU children and HIV-unexposed, HIV-uninfected (HUU) children at birth and in early life and to investigate any relationship with cART exposure. Methods: HEU and HUU children's blood LTL was compared cross-sectionally at birth, and during the first three years of life...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209922/altered-brain-morphometry-in-7-year-old-hiv-infected-children-on-early-art
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Emmanuel C Nwosu, Frances C Robertson, Martha J Holmes, Mark F Cotton, Els Dobbels, Francesca Little, Barbara Laughton, Andre van der Kouwe, Ernesta M Meintjes
Even with the increased roll out of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), paediatric HIV infection is associated with neurodevelopmental delays and neurocognitive deficits that may be accompanied by alterations in brain structure. Few neuroimaging studies have been done in children initiating ART before 2 years of age, and even fewer in children within the critical stage of brain development between 5 and 11 years. We hypothesized that early ART would limit HIV-related brain morphometric deficits at age 7...
December 5, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140938/immunity-after-childhood-vaccinations-in-perinatally-hiv-exposed-children-with-and-without-hiv-infection-in-latin-america
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Regina C M Succi, Margot R Krauss, D Robert Harris, Daisy M Machado, Maria I de Moraes-Pinto, Marisa M Mussi-Pinhata, Noris Pavia Ruz, Russell B Pierre, Lenka A Kolevic Roca, Esaú Joao, Irene Foradori, Marcelo C Scotta, Rohan Hazra, George K Siberry
BACKGROUND: Perinatally HIV-infected (PHIV) children are at risk for under-vaccination and poor vaccine response at 4 years of age. Childhood vaccine coverage and immune response were compared between PHIV and HIV-exposed uninfected (HEU) children in Latin America and the Caribbean. METHODS: PHIV and HEU children were enrolled prospectively at 15 sites from 2002 to 2009. Full vaccination by age 4 years was defined as: 3 hepatitis B virus vaccine doses; 4 tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine doses; 3 doses of Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine by age 12 months or ≥1 dose given after age 12 months; one measles-containing vaccine dose; one rubella-containing vaccine dose...
April 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111178/dose-dependent-neurocognitive-deficits-following-postnatal-day-10-hiv-1-viral-protein-exposure-relationship-to-hippocampal-anatomy-parameters
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Sylvia Fitting, Kristen A McLaurin, Rosemarie M Booze, Charles F Mactutus
Despite the availability of antiretroviral prophylactic treatment, pediatric human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) continues to be a significant risk factor in the post-cART era. The time of infection (i.e., during pregnancy, delivery or breastfeeding) may play a role in the development of neurocognitive deficits in pediatric HIV-1. HIV-1 viral protein exposure on postnatal day (P)1, preceding the postnatal brain growth spurt in rats, had deleterious effects on neurocognitive development and anatomical parameters of the hippocampus (Fitting et al...
October 27, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100708/safety-and-immune-response-after-two-dose-meningococcal-c-conjugate-immunization-in-hiv-infected-children-and-adolescents-in-rio-de-janeiro-brazil
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Ana Cristina C Frota, Bianca Ferreira, Lee H Harrison, Gisele S Pereira, Wania Pereira-Manfro, Elizabeth S Machado, Ricardo Hugo de Oliveira, Thalita F Abreu, Lucimar G Milagres, Cristina B Hofer
We aimed to evaluate immunogenicity and adverse events (AEs) after a booster dose of Meningococcal C conjugated (MCC) vaccine in HIV-infected children and adolescents, who had a previous low seroconversion rate after priming with MCC, at a reference HIV-care center in Rio de Janeiro. METHODS: 2-18 years old HIV-infected subjects with CD4+ T-lymphocyte cell (CD4) ≥15%, without active infection or antibiotic use, were enrolled to receive 2 doses of conjugated meningococcal C oligosaccharide-CRM197 12-18 months apart...
December 15, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061072/perinatally-hiv-infected-youths-after-transition-from-pediatric-to-adult-care-a-single-center-experience-from-northern-italy
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Ilaria Izzo, Eugenia Quiros-Roldan, Barbara Saccani, Erika Chiari, Salvatore Casari, Emanuele Focà, Maria Chiara Pezzoli, Maria Antonia Forleo, Andrea Bonito, Raffaele Badolato, Laura Dotta, Francesco Castelli
With the development of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), the first generation of perinatally HIV-infected children has reached young adulthood. A retrospective study was conducted on perinatally HIV-infected young adults after transition to adult care in Brescia (Northern Italy). Twenty-four patients were transferred to Infectious Disease outpatient Clinic from Pediatric Clinic between 2004 and 2016. Median age at transition was 18 years. 37.5% were male, and 75% were Italian. Median CD4(+) T-cell count was 534 cell/μL, and 9/24 presented detectable HIV-RNA at the time of transition...
November 17, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951598/prevalence-and-predictors-of-liver-disease-in-hiv-infected-children-and-adolescents
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Maria Pokorska-Śpiewak, Aleksandra Stańska-Perka, Jolanta Popielska, Agnieszka Ołdakowska, Urszula Coupland, Konrad Zawadka, Małgorzata Szczepańska-Putz, Magdalena Marczyńska
Liver disease in HIV-infected patients may result from the infection itself, antiretroviral treatment or comorbidities. In this study, we analysed liver disease in 79 HIV-infected children and adolescents aged 14.0 ± 5.1 years. All the patients were receiving combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), with a mean duration of 11.5 ± 4.7 years. Six patients (8%) had detectable HIV viral load, and 8/79 (10%) of the participants were coinfected with hepatitis B or C virus (HCV, 6/8 or HBV, 2/8). Liver disease was defined as an elevation of any of the following parameters: alanine or aspartate aminotransferase (ALT and AST), total bilirubin, and gamma glutamyl transferase (GGTP)...
September 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
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