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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072664/clinical-pathway-effectiveness-febrile-young-infant-clinical-pathway-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department
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Ashlee Lynn Murray, Elizabeth Alpern, Jane Lavelle, Cynthia Mollen
OBJECTIVE: Young infants are often treated in emergency departments (EDs) for febrile illnesses. Any delay in care or ineffective management could lead to increased patient morbidity and mortality. A standardized ED clinical pathway may improve care for these patients. The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of a febrile young infant clinical pathway implemented in a large, urban children's hospital ED on the timeliness and consistency of care. METHODS: This study used a before-and-after retrospective observational study design comparing 2 separate periods: prepathway from September 2007 through August 2008 and postpathway from September 2009 through August 2010...
January 9, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044269/under-five-child-mortality-and-morbidity-associated-with-consanguineous-child-marriage-in-pakistan-retrospective-analysis-using-pakistan-demographic-and-health-surveys-1990-91-2006-07-2012-13
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Mudasir Mustafa, Rubeena Zakar, Muhammad Zakria Zakar, Ashraf Chaudhry, Muazzam Nasrullah
Objective To assess the combined effect of consanguineous and child marriages (CCM) on children health, which has not previously been explored, either globally or locally. Methods We analyzed secondary data from a series of cross-sectional, nationally representative Pakistan Demographic and Health Surveys 1990-91, 2006-07, and 2012-13. A total of 5406 mothers with 10,164 children were included in the analysis. Child health was assessed by variables such as history of diarrhea, acute respiratory infection (ARI), ARI with fever, Under-5 child mortality (U5CM) and small-size birth (SSB)...
January 2, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032111/epidemiological-study-of-endemic-relapsing-fever-in-hamadan-province-west-of-iran
#3
Mansour Nazari, Ali Najafi
BACKGROUND: Endemic relapsing fever remains under diagnosed in our area according to a low index of suspicion among clinicians, as well as its difficult diagnosis. The goal of this study was to present the epidemiological aspects of the disease in western Iran. METHODS: In this analytical-descriptive cross-sectional study, the epidemiological and clinical aspects of relapsing fever were investigated in Hamadan Province, western Iran from 1999 to 2013. A confirmed patient was defined as a person who had both febrile illness and detected spirochetes by Wright-Giemsa or dark-field microscopy in a peripheral blood smear...
December 2016: Journal of Arthropod-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012530/acute-mastoiditis-in-children-middle-ear-cultures-may-help-in-reducing-use-of-broad-spectrum-antibiotics
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REVIEW
Catarina Garcia, Ana Bárbara Salgueiro, Catarina Luís, Paula Correia, Maria João Brito
BACKGROUND: Acute mastoiditis (AM) is a suppurative infection of the mastoid air cells, representing the most frequent complication of acute otitis media. AM remains an important entity in children due to its potential complications and sequelae. We aim to describe the cases of AM admitted at our department, identify risk factors potentially associated with complications and analyse the changes in clinical approach of AM over time. METHODS: Case review of clinical files of children admitted with acute mastoiditis from June 1996 to May 2013 at a Lisbon metropolitan area hospital...
January 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997341/mumps-measles-and-rubella-vaccination-in-children-with-pfapa-syndrome
#5
Barbara Kraszewska-G Omba, Agnieszka Matkowska-Kocjan, Katarzyna Mi Kiewicz, Zofia Szyma Ska-Toczek, Marta Wójcik, Dorota Bany, Leszek Szenborn
: There is no published data regarding immunologic response to vaccinations in children with PFAPA syndrome (periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and cervical adenitis). The aim of this study was to evaluate mumps, measles and rubella immunity in children with PFAPA. 31 children with PFAPA syndrome and 22 healthy children (control group - CG) were recruited to the study. All children were previously vaccinated with one dose of MMR vaccine according to the Polish obligatory vaccination schedule...
November 21, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992299/operative-and-immediate-postoperative-differences-between-traditional-multiport-and-reduced-port-laparoscopic-total-splenectomy-in-pediatric-patients
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Aaron D Seims, Lisa VanHouwelingen, Jessica Mead, Shenghua Mao, Amos Loh, John A Sandoval, Andrew M Davidoff, Jianrong Wu, Winfred C Wang, Israel Fernandez-Pineda
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopy offers many benefits to splenectomy, such as reduced incisional pain and shortened hospital duration. The purpose of this study is to evaluate procedural and outcome differences between multiport (MP) and reduced port (RP) splenectomy when utilized to treat children. PATIENTS AND METHODS: An institutional review board approved retrospective analysis of all consecutive laparoscopic total splenectomies performed at a single institution between January 2010 and October 2015 was conducted...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983684/lung-involvement-in-children-with-hereditary-autoinflammatory-disorders
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REVIEW
Giusyda Tarantino, Susanna Esposito, Laura Andreozzi, Benedetta Bracci, Francesca D'Errico, Donato Rigante
Short-lived systemic inflammatory reactions arising from disrupted rules in the innate immune system are the operating platforms of hereditary autoinflammatory disorders (HAIDs). Multiple organs may be involved and aseptic inflammation leading to disease-specific phenotypes defines most HAIDs. Lungs are infrequently involved in children with HAIDs: the most common pulmonary manifestation is pleuritis in familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) and tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS), respectively caused by mutations in the MEFV and TNFRSF1A genes, while interstitial lung disease can be observed in STING-associated vasculopathy with onset in infancy (SAVI), caused by mutations in the TMEM173 gene...
December 15, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981627/characteristics-of-pediatric-scrub-typhus-eschar-in-south-indian-children
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Thirunavukkarasu Arun Babu, Vijayasankar Vijayadevagaran, Shanthi Ananthakrishnan
BACKGROUND: Knowledge of anatomic location of eschar is useful in diagnosing scrub typhus early in children and to initiate appropriate treatment. METHODS: All children younger than 12 years of age admitted with confirmed diagnosis of scrub typhus over a 17-month period were included and the presence of eschar and other characteristics were recorded and analyzed. RESULTS: Of 107 confirmed patients with scrub typhus, 37 (34.6%) presented with eschar...
December 16, 2016: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976551/serum-vitamin-d-levels-during-activation-and-remission-periods-of-patients-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-and-familial-mediterranean-fever
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Aydilek Dağdeviren-Çakır, Ahmet Arvas, Kenan Barut, Emel Gür, Özgür Kasapçopur
The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of vitamin D deficiency and/or insufficiency in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) and to assess the relationship between vitamin D and disease activity. Sixty four patients with JIA, thirty six patients with FMF and one hundred healthy children were enrolled in this study. Vitamin D levels were measured during activation and remission periods in the patients with JIA and during attack and attack free periods in the patients with FMF...
2016: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927185/epidemiology-of-visceral-leishmaniasis-among-children-in-gadarif-hospital-eastern-sudan
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Mohammed Ahmed A Ahmed, Ahmed A Ahmed, Saeed M Omar, Gamal K Adam, Tajeldin M Abdallah, AbdelAziem A Ali
BACKGROUND: Since 1900s, visceral leishmaniasis (VL) has been among the most important health problems in Sudan, particularly in the endemic areas such as eastern and central regions. METHODS: This was a cross sectional, hospital-based study conducted from 1(st) January 2015 to 31(st) December 2015 to investigate the epidemiological factors of VL in Gadarif hospital, eastern Sudan. RESULTS: During the study period there were 47 identified children with VL among 145 suspected cases...
December 7, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913754/neurological-manifestations-in-children-with-dengue-fever-an-indian-perspective
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Archan Sil, Tamoghna Biswas, Moumita Samanta, Mithun Chandra Konar, Arun Kumar De, Jasodhara Chaudhuri
Ours was a descriptive observational cross-sectional study carried out in a tertiary care hospital in eastern India over a period of one year to study the profile of neurological involvement in paediatric dengue patients. Of 71 laboratory-confirmed cases, 20 (28.17%) had neurological involvement. Common forms observed were acute encephalopathy (40%), encephalitis (30%), pure motor weakness (15%), transverse myelitis (5%), acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (5%) and Guillain-Barré syndrome (5%). The dengue IgM antibody could be detected in the cerebrospinal fluid of only two patients with encephalitis...
December 2, 2016: Tropical Doctor
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907013/development-and-implementation-of-the-ebola-traveler-monitoring-program-and-clinical-outcomes-of-monitored-travelers-during-october-may-2015-minnesota
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Aaron DeVries, Pamela Talley, Kristin Sweet, Susan Kline, Patricia Stinchfield, Pritish Tosh, Richard Danila
BACKGROUND: In October 2014, the United States began actively monitoring all persons who had traveled from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in the previous 21 days. State public health departments were responsible for monitoring all travelers; Minnesota has the largest Liberian population in the United States. The MDH Ebola Clinical Team (ECT) was established to assess travelers with symptoms of concern for Ebola virus disease (EVD), coordinate access to healthcare at appropriate facilities including Ebola Assessment and Treatment Units (EATU), and provide guidance to clinicians...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893896/association-between-influenza-infection-and-vaccination-during-pregnancy-and-risk-of-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Ousseny Zerbo, Yinge Qian, Cathleen Yoshida, Bruce H Fireman, Nicola P Klein, Lisa A Croen
Importance: Maternal infections and fever during pregnancy are associated with increased risk for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). To our knowledge, no study has investigated the association between influenza vaccination during pregnancy and ASD. Objective: To investigate the association between influenza infection and vaccination during pregnancy and ASD risk. Design, Setting, and Participants: This cohort study included 196 929 children born at Kaiser Permanente Northern California from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2010, at a gestational age of at least 24 weeks...
January 2, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893416/the-effect-of-fc%C3%AE-riia-and-fc%C3%AE-riib-on-coronary-artery-lesion-formation-and-intravenous-immunoglobulin-treatment-responses-in-children-with-kawasaki-disease
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Ling-Sai Chang, Mao-Hung Lo, Sung-Chou Li, Ming-Yu Yang, Kai-Sheng Hsieh, Ho-Chang Kuo
Previous research has found patients with the FcγRIIIB NA1 variant having increased risk of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) resistance in Kawasaki disease (KD). Our previous studies revealed that elevated FcγRIIA expression correlated with the susceptibility of KD patients. We conducted this research to determine whether and how Fcγ receptors affect the susceptibility, IVIG treatment response, and coronary artery lesions (CAL) of KD patients. The activating FcγRIIA and inhibitory FcγRIIB methylation levels of seven patients with KD and four control subjects were examined using HumanMethylation27 BeadChip...
November 21, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876028/clinical-assessment-of-children-with-renal-abscesses-presenting-to-the-pediatric-emergency-department
#15
Chun-Yu Chen, Huang-Tsung Kuo, Yu-Jun Chang, Kang-Hsi Wu, Wen-Chieh Yang, Han-Ping Wu
BACKGROUND: Renal abscesses are relatively uncommon in children but may result in prolonged hospital stays and life-threatening events. We undertook this study to analyze the clinical spectrum of renal abscesses in children admitted to the pediatric emergency department (ED) and to find helpful clinical characteristics that can potentially aid emergency physicians for detecting renal abscesses in children earlier. METHODS: From 2004 to 2011, we retrospectively analyzed 17 patients, aged 18 years or younger, with a definite diagnosis of renal abscess admitted to the ED...
November 22, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869401/yersiniosis-in-poland-in-2014
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Sylwia Kamińska, Małgorzata Sadkowska-Todys
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to present the epidemiological situation of yersiniosis in Poland in 2014 and compare it with the situation in the previous years. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The evaluation was based on analysis of data from the annual bulletins “Infectious diseases and poisoning in Poland” for the period 2009-2014 (MP Czarkowski et al., National Institute of Hygiene and GIS – Chief Sanitary Inspectorate), interviews of individual yersiniosis cases, sent by the sanitary-epidemiological stations from the whole country and the data on deaths from the Department of Demographic Studies of the Central Statistical Office...
2016: Przegla̧d Epidemiologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863513/epidemiology-of-rubella-virus-cases-in-the-pre-vaccination-era-of-ethiopia-2009-2015
#17
Mekonen Getahun, Berhane Beyene, Kathleen Gallagher, Ayesheshem Ademe, Birke Teshome, Mesfin Tefera, Anjelo Asha, Aklog Afework, Esete Assefa, Yoseph HaileMariam, Yonas HaileGiorgis, Hiwot Ketema, Dejenie Shiferaw, Ayenachew Bekele, Daddi Jima, Amha Kebede
BACKGROUND: Rubella is a common mild rash illness caused by rubella virus. The majority of infections occur in children and young adults. The infection is the cause of a serious birth defect known as Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS) when a woman acquires infection early in pregnancy. Ethiopia has not yet established rubella virus surveillance and has not yet introduced rubella vaccine into the routine immunization program. We characterize the epidemiology of laboratory confirmed rubella virus cases collected through measles surveillance from 2009 to 2015 to better understand the burden of the disease in the country...
November 18, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858396/evaluation-of-short-term-neurological-outcomes-in-children-diagnosed-with-brain-abscesses
#18
Manolya Acar, Murat Sutcu, Hacer Akturk, Aygozel Muradova, Selda Hancerli-Torun, Nuran Salman, Mine Caliskan, Nail Izgi, Ayper Somer
AIM: To evaluate the neurological outcomes of children diagnosed with brain abscesses in the early post-treatment period. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was a retrospective analysis of pediatric brain abscess patients between January 2000 and December 2015 during a 16 years period. Patients were divided into two groups according to their outcome at the end of the treatment. The patients with good outcome were the ones without any neurological sequelae (GOS score 5)...
October 17, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854381/interventions-for-children-with-ear-discharge-occurring-at-least-two-weeks-following-grommet-ventilation-tube-insertion
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REVIEW
Roderick P Venekamp, Faisal Javed, Thijs Ma van Dongen, Angus Waddell, Anne Gm Schilder
BACKGROUND: Ear discharge (otorrhoea) is common in children with grommets (ventilation/tympanostomy tubes); the proportion of children developing discharge ranges from 25% to 75%. The most common treatment strategies include oral broad-spectrum antibiotics, antibiotic eardrops or those containing a combination of antibiotic(s) and a corticosteroid, and initial observation. Important drivers for one strategy over the other are concerns over the side effects of oral antibiotics and the potential ototoxicity of antibiotic eardrops...
17, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815733/acute-rheumatic-fever-outbreak-in-southern-central-european-country
#20
Urška Kočevar, Nataša Toplak, Blaž Kosmač, Luka Kopač, Samo Vesel, Natalija Krajnc, Matjaž Homan, Rina Rus, Tadej Avčin
: A decline in the incidence of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) in developed countries over the past century can be attributed to the improved public hygiene and to widespread use of antibiotics. ARF seemed to be a rare disease in southern central European country, Slovenia, up to 2010 when we noticed an increase in the number of patients with ARF. In order to assess the current incidence of ARF, we performed a retrospective study of all patients with ARF treated at the University Children's Hospital Ljubljana from January 2008 until the end of December 2014...
January 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
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