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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207908/a-scoping-review-of-pain-in-children-following-traumatic-brain-injury-is-there-more-than-headache
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Vivian Kwan, Mai Vo, Melanie Noel, Keith Owen Yeates
AIM: Headache is a common source of pain in children following traumatic brain injury (TBI); however, relatively little is known about non-headache pain in this pediatric population. The present review seeks to map the extant literature to determine the prevalence, characteristics, and impact of non-headache pain in children following TBI of all severities. RESULTS: Of 109 studies published on pain in children following a TBI, 95 (87%) were focused exclusively on headache pain and only 14 (13%) reported on non-headache pain or overall pain, with half (n = 7) in the form of case studies...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206639/electrical-impedance-tomography-in-children-with-community-acquired-pneumonia-preliminary-data
#2
Marta B Mazzoni, Alessandra Perri, Anna M Plebani, Silvia Ferrari, Giacomo Amelio, Alessia Rocchi, Dario Consonni, Gregorio P Milani, Emilio F Fossali
BACKGROUND: Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is a noninvasive pulmonary function test that provides spatial and temporal information of changes in regional lung ventilation. We aimed to assess the feasibility of EIT as a supplementary tool in the evaluation of community acquired pneumonia in children. Furthermore, we performed a prospective evaluation of regional lung ventilation changes during a six-month follow-up period. METHODS: We enrolled otherwise healthy children aged 2-15 years with radiological diagnosis of community acquired pneumonia on admission at pediatric emergency department...
September 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199161/indications-of-24-h-esophageal-ph-monitoring-capsule-ph-monitoring-combined-ph-monitoring-with-multichannel-impedance-esophageal-manometry-radiology-and-scintigraphy-in-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#3
Rukiye Vardar, Muharrem Keskin
Ambulatory esophageal pH monitoring is an essential method in patients exhibiting signs of non-erosive reflux disease (NERD) to make an objective diagnosis. Intra-esophageal pH monitoring is important in patients who are non-responsive to medications and in those with extraesophageal symptoms, particularly in NERD, before surgical interventions. With the help of the wireless capsule pH monitoring, measurements can be made under more physiological conditions as well as longer recordings can be performed because the investigation can be better tolerated by patients...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178261/an-anms-naspghan-consensus-document-on-esophageal-and-antroduodenal-manometry-in-children
#4
REVIEW
R Rosen, J M Garza, N Tipnis, S Nurko
BACKGROUND: Upper gastrointestinal symptoms in children are common and motility disorders are considered in the differential diagnosis. High resolution esophageal manometry (HRM) has revolutionized the study of esophageal physiology, and the addition of impedance has provided new insights into esophageal function. Antroduodenal motility has provided insight into gastric and small bowel function. PURPOSE: This review highlights some of the recent advances in pediatric esophageal and antroduodenal motility testing including indications, preparation, performance, and interpretation of the tests...
November 27, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159423/characterizing-pediatric-surgical-capacity-in-the-eastern-democratic-republic-of-congo-results-of-a-pilot-study
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Sarah B Cairo, Luc Malemo Kalisya, Richard Bigabwa, David H Rothstein
PURPOSE: Characterize pediatric surgical capacity in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to identify areas of potential improvement. METHODS: The Pediatric Personnel, Infrastructure, Procedures, Equipment, and Supplies (PediPIPES) survey was used in two representative eastern DRC provinces to assess existing surgical infrastructure and capacity. We compared our results to previously published reports from other sub-Saharan African countries. RESULTS: Fourteen hospitals in the eastern DRC and 37 in 19 sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries were compared...
November 20, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158813/vascularized-tissue-engineered-model-for-studying-drug-resistance-in-neuroblastoma
#6
A Villasante, K Sakaguchi, J Kim, N K Cheung, M Nakayama, H Parsa, T Okano, T Shimizu, G Vunjak-Novakovic
Neuroblastoma is a vascularized pediatric tumor derived from neural crest stem cells that displays vasculogenic mimicry and can express a number of stemness markers, such as SOX2 and NANOG. Tumor relapse is the major cause of succumbing to this disease, and properties attributed to cancer stem-like cells (CSLC), such as drug-resistance and cell plasticity, seem to be the key mechanisms. However, the lack of controllable models that recapitulate the features of human neuroblastoma limits our understanding of the process and impedes the development of new therapies...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147822/psychiatric-sequelae-of-concussions
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REVIEW
David A Brent, Jeffrey Max
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this study was to review the frequency, risk factors, phenomenology, and course of prolonged recovery from concussion and of psychiatric sequelae in pediatric populations. RECENT FINDINGS: Youth with prolonged recovery from concussions have higher initial symptoms, a history of multiple and/or recent concussions, and a tendency to somatization. Depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, behavioral disorders, and perhaps, suicidal behavior disorder are more common as both short- and longer-term sequelae of concussions...
November 17, 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053705/vagus-nerve-stimulation-in-pregnant-rats-and-effects-on-inflammatory-markers-in-the-brainstem-of-neonates
#8
Allison Judkins, Rhaya L Johnson, Samuel T Murray, Steven M Yellon, Christopher G Wilson
BackgroundVagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is an Food and Drug Administration-approved method delivering electrical impulses for treatment of depression and epilepsy in adults. The vagus nerve innervates the majority of visceral organs and cervix, but potential impacts of VNS on the progress of pregnancy and the fetus are not well studied.MethodsWe tested the hypothesis that VNS in pregnant dams does not induce inflammatory changes in the cardio-respiratory control regions of the pups' brainstem, potentially impacting the morbidity and mortality of offspring...
November 22, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983682/biliary-atresia-unity-in-diversity
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REVIEW
Claus Petersen
Biliary atresia (BA) is a rare disease of unknown origin and unsatisfying outcome. Single, multicenter and national evaluations of epidemiological and outcome data on BA have been periodically published over the course of decades. However, the diversity of the registered parameters and outcome measures impede comparability and cumulative analysis of these very worthwhile studies. Taking into account the fact that BA is a good example of translational research and transition of patients from pediatric surgery and hepatology to transplant surgery and hepatology in general, the interdisciplinary community should make every effort to develop a common platform upon which further activities are conducted...
December 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960036/measurement-of-fluid-status-using-bioimpedance-methods-in-korean-pediatric-patients-on-hemodialysis
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Eun Mi Yang, Eujin Park, Yo Han Ahn, Hyun Jin Choi, Hee Gyung Kang, Hae Il Cheong, Il Soo Ha
Adequate fluid management is an important therapeutic goal of dialysis. Recently, bioelectrical impedance methods have been used to determine body fluid status, but pediatric reports are rare. To determine the accuracy of bioelectrical impedance methods in the assessment of body fluid statusof children undergoing hemodialysis (HD), 12 children on HD were studied. A multi-frequency bioimpedance analysis device (Inbody S10) and bioimpedance spectroscopy device (BCM) were used to evaluate fluid status. Fluid removal during a HD session (assessed as body-weight change, ΔBWt) was compared with the difference in total body water determined by each device (measured fluid difference, ΔMF), which showed strong correlation using either method (Pearson's coefficient, r = 0...
November 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949952/promoting-neuroregeneration-after-perinatal-arterial-ischemic-stroke-neurotrophic-factors-and-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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REVIEW
Nienke Wagenaar, Caroline G M de Theije, Linda S de Vries, Floris Groenendaal, Manon J N L Benders, Cora H A Nijboer
Newborns suffering from perinatal arterial ischemic stroke (PAIS) are at risk of neurodevelopmental problems. Current treatment options for PAIS are limited and mainly focus on supportive care, as presentation of PAIS is beyond the time window of current treatment strategies. Therefore, recent focus has shifted to interventions that stimulate regeneration of damaged brain tissue. From animal models it is known that the brain increases its neurogenic capability after ischemic injury, by promoting neural cell proliferation and differentiation...
September 26, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920107/supporting-families-in-reviewing-and-communicating-about-radiology-imaging-studies
#12
Matthew K Hong, Clayton Feustel, Meeshu Agnihotri, Max Silverman, Stephen F Simoneaux, Lauren Wilcox
Diagnostic radiology reports are increasingly being made available to patients and their family members. However, these reports are not typically comprehensible to lay recipients, impeding effective communication about report findings. In this paper, we present three studies informing the design of a prototype to foster patient-clinician communication about radiology report content. First, analysis of questions posted in online health forums helped us identify patients' information needs. Findings from an elicitation study with seven radiologists provided necessary domain knowledge to guide prototype design...
May 2, 2017: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892044/a-novel-mouse-model-of-rhabdomyosarcoma-underscores-the-dichotomy-of-mdm2-alt1-function-in-vivo
#13
D F Comiskey, A G Jacob, B L Sanford, M Montes, A K Goodwin, H Steiner, E Matsa, A S Tapia-Santos, T W Bebee, J Grieves, K La Perle, P Boyaka, D S Chandler
Alternative splicing of the oncogene murine double minute 2 (MDM2) is induced in response to genotoxic stress. MDM2-ALT1, the major splice variant generated, is known to activate the p53 pathway and impede full-length MDM2's negative regulation of p53. Despite this perceptible tumor-suppressive role, MDM2-ALT1 is also associated with several cancers. Furthermore, expression of MDM2-ALT1 has been observed in aggressive metastatic disease in pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), irrespective of histological subtype...
September 11, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888814/primary-and-secondary-enuresis-pathophysiology-diagnosis-and-treatment
#14
REVIEW
Bernhard Haid, Serdar Tekgül
CONTEXT: Enuresis is a common and possibly underestimated condition. While 5-10% of school-aged children suffer from the condition, a lack of background knowledge may impede timely child-adapted and successful therapy. OBJECTIVE: To provide a comprehensive overview of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of enuresis. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Guideline and position papers from the European Society of Pediatric Urology, the European Association of Urology, and the International Children's Continence Society were acquired...
April 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887681/pediatric-spine-imaging-post-scoliosis-surgery
#15
Alaa N Alsharief, Ron El-Hawary, Pierre Schmit
Many orthopedic articles describe advances in surgical techniques and implants used in pediatric scoliosis surgery. However, even though postoperative spine imaging constitutes a large portion of outpatient musculoskeletal pediatric radiology, few, if any, radiology articles discuss this topic. There has been interval advancement over the last decades of the orthopedic procedures used in the treatment of spinal scoliosis in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis. The goal of treatment in these patients is to stop the progression of the curve by blocking the spinal growth and correcting the deformity as much as possible...
September 8, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808763/characteristics-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-in-pediatric-patients-with-neurological-impairment
#16
Hisayoshi Kawahara, Yuko Tazuke, Hideki Soh, Noriaki Usui, Hiroomi Okuyama
PURPOSE: To clarify the characteristics of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in pediatric patients with neurological impairment (NI). METHODS: Twenty-six patients with NI, 1-17-year-old, fed via a nasogastric tube were categorized based on the absence (group I) or presence (group II) of abnormal GER, defined with multichannel intraluminal impedance-pH monitoring as %time with an esophageal pH <4.0 being ≥5.0% or number of liquid/mixed bolus reflux events(RE) >70 in 24 h...
October 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759491/the-evaluation-of-a-noninvasive-respiratory-volume-monitor-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-general-anesthesia
#17
Andrea D Gomez-Morad, Joseph P Cravero, Brian C Harvey, Rachel Bernier, Erin Halpin, Brian Walsh, Viviane G Nasr
BACKGROUND: Pediatric patients following surgery are at risk for respiratory compromise such as hypoventilation and hypoxemia depending on their age, comorbidities, and type of surgery. Quantitative measurement of ventilation in nonintubated infants/children is a difficult and inexact undertaking. Current respiratory assessment in nonintubated patients relies on oximetry data, respiratory rate (RR) monitors, and subjective clinical assessment, but there is no objective measure of respiratory parameters that could be utilized to predict early respiratory compromise...
July 27, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730574/mechanical-ventilation-guided-by-electrical-impedance-tomography-in-pediatric-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#18
Jeffrey Dmytrowich, Tanya Holt, Karen Schmid, Gregory Hansen
Mechanical ventilation strategies in pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome (pARDS) continue to advance. Optimizing positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) and ventilation to recruitable lung can be difficult to clinically achieve. This is in part, due to disease evolution, unpredictable changes in lung compliance, and the inability to assess regional tidal volumes in real time at the bedside. Here we report the utilization of thoracic electrical impedance tomography to guide daily PEEP settings and recruitment maneuvers in a child with pARDS...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711175/the-prevalence-of-rome-iv-nonerosive-esophageal-phenotypes-in-children
#19
Lisa B Mahoney, Samuel Nurko, Rachel Rosen
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of Rome IV nonerosive esophageal phenotypes in children using multichannel intraluminal impedance testing and to describe the rates of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) responsiveness and the frequency of microscopic esophagitis in these patients. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective review of all children ≥5 years of age who underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy and multichannel intraluminal impedance testing off PPI therapy for evaluation of typical gastroesophageal reflux symptoms...
October 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696319/combined-epigenetic-and-differentiation-based-treatment-inhibits-neuroblastoma-tumor-growth-and-links-hif2%C3%AE-to-tumor-suppression
#20
Isabelle Westerlund, Yao Shi, Konstantinos Toskas, Stuart M Fell, Shuijie Li, Olga Surova, Erik Södersten, Per Kogner, Ulrika Nyman, Susanne Schlisio, Johan Holmberg
Neuroblastoma is a pediatric cancer characterized by variable outcomes ranging from spontaneous regression to life-threatening progression. High-risk neuroblastoma patients receive myeloablative chemotherapy with hematopoietic stem-cell transplant followed by adjuvant retinoid differentiation treatment. However, the overall survival remains low; hence, there is an urgent need for alternative therapeutic approaches. One feature of high-risk neuroblastoma is the high level of DNA methylation of putative tumor suppressors...
July 25, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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