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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887911/does-perception-of-catheterization-limit-its-use-in-pediatric-uti
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Rachel E Selekman, Melissa T Sanford, Lauren N Ko, I Elaine Allen, Hillary L Copp
INTRODUCTION: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) affect 3-8% of febrile children annually, but correctly diagnosing UTI in young children can present a challenge. Diagnosis requires a non-contaminated urine sample, which requires catheterization or suprapubic aspiration in infants and young children that have not completed toilet training. To improve adherence to these guidelines, it is critical to understand the barriers to urine testing and catheterization. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate parental perception of pediatric UTI evaluation to better understand factors that impede urine testing prior to treatment of suspected UTI...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878890/a-qualitative-exploration-of-anesthesia-trainees-experiences-during-transition-to-a-children-s-hospital
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Peter W Howe, Koshila Kumar
BACKGROUND: The stresses of starting a new job can make anyone feel tired and inefficient. In health care, this may impair the ability to learn at a time when there is most to learn, and increase the risk of error in a context where errors may lead to patient harm. AIM: The aim of this study was to understand issues which influence anesthesia trainees' transition to a pediatric setting. METHODS: This qualitative study utilized in-depth semi-structured interviews to gather data from 31 anesthesia trainees who had commenced work at a tertiary children's hospital between 4 and 6 weeks previously...
November 22, 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861431/pediatric-artificial-lung-a-low-resistance-pumpless-artificial-lung-alleviates-an-acute-lamb-model-of-increased-right-ventricle-afterload
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Fares Alghanem, Benjamin S Bryner, Emilia M Jahangir, Uditha P Fernando, John M Trahanas, Hayley R Hoffman, Robert H Bartlett, Alvaro Rojas-Peña, Ronald B Hirschl
Lung disease in children often results in pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure. The availability of a pediatric artificial lung (PAL) would open new approaches to the management of these conditions by bridging to recovery in acute disease or transplantation in chronic disease. This study investigates the efficacy of a novel PAL in alleviating an animal model of pulmonary hypertension and increased right ventricle afterload.Five juvenile lambs (20-30 Kg) underwent PAL implantation in a pulmonary artery to left atrium configuration...
November 15, 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855739/validation-of-polyvinylidene-fluoride-impedance-sensor-for-respiratory-event-classification-during-polysomnography-in-children
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Anne G Griffiths, Pallavi P Patwari, Darius A Loghmanee, Matthew J Balog, Irina Trosman, Stephen H Sheldon
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Polysomnography is the gold standard for diagnosis and characterization of severity of sleep-disordered breathing. Accuracy and reliability of the technology used are critical to the integrity of the study's interpretation. Strict criteria for obstructive sleep apnea in children are lacking and diagnosis often requires consideration of both frequency of respiratory events in addition to other measures. Current American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommendations for pediatric patients includes use of respiratory inductance plethysmography (RIP) belts, whereas polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) belts are currently only acceptable for use in adults...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842562/locomotor-training-through-a-novel-robotic-platform-for-gait-rehabilitation-in-pediatric-population-short-report
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C Bayón, S Lerma, O Ramírez, J I Serrano, M D Del Castillo, R Raya, J M Belda-Lois, I Martínez, E Rocon
BACKGROUND: Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a disorder of posture and movement due to a defect in the immature brain. The use of robotic devices as alternative treatment to improve the gait function in patients with CP has increased. Nevertheless, current gait trainers are focused on controlling complete joint trajectories, avoiding postural control and the adaptation of the therapy to a specific patient. This paper presents the applicability of a new robotic platform called CPWalker in children with spastic diplegia...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832032/accuracy-and-efficiency-of-recording-pediatric-early-warning-scores-using-an-electronic-physiological-surveillance-system-compared-with-traditional-paper-based-documentation
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Gerri Sefton, Steven Lane, Roger Killen, Stuart Black, Max Lyon, Pearl Ampah, Cathryn Sproule, Dominic Loren-Gosling, Caitlin Richards, Jean Spinty, Colette Holloway, Coral Davies, April Wilson, Chung Shen Chean, Bernie Carter, E D Carrol
Pediatric Early Warning Scores are advocated to assist health professionals to identify early signs of serious illness or deterioration in hospitalized children. Scores are derived from the weighting applied to recorded vital signs and clinical observations reflecting deviation from a predetermined "norm." Higher aggregate scores trigger an escalation in care aimed at preventing critical deterioration. Process errors made while recording these data, including plotting or calculation errors, have the potential to impede the reliability of the score...
November 9, 2016: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807915/barriers-to-participation-in-industry-sponsored-clinical-trials-in-pediatric-type-2-diabetes
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Ryan Farrell, Kathleen Bethin, Georgeanna Klingensmith, William V Tamborlane, Rose Gubitosi-Klug
BACKGROUND: The rapid emergence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in the pediatric population has left pediatric endocrinologists with limited artillery in terms of management. While multiple medications are available for adults, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications in children are limited to only metformin and insulin. Additional treatment options require randomized controlled trials, yet heretofore several barriers at the participant and institutional level have impeded these studies from proceeding in children and adolescents...
November 3, 2016: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805260/can-subsyndromal-manifestations-of-major-depression-be-identified-in-children-at-risk
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M Uchida, M Fitzgerald, K Lin, N Carrellas, H Woodworth, J Biederman
OBJECTIVE: Children of parents with major depression are at significantly increased risk for developing major depression themselves; however, not all children at genetic risk will develop major depressive disorder (MDD). We investigated the utility of subsyndromal scores on the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) Anxiety/Depression scale in identifying children at the highest risk for pediatric MDD from among the pool of children of parents with MDD or bipolar disorder. METHOD: The sample was derived from two previously conducted longitudinal case-control family studies of psychiatrically and pediatrically referred youth and their families...
November 2, 2016: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787875/posterior-fossa-syndrome-review-of-the-behavioral-and-emotional-aspects-in-pediatric-cancer-patients
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REVIEW
Jane C Lanier, Annah N Abrams
Medulloblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor of childhood, occurs in the posterior fossa, the part of the intracranial cavity that contains the brainstem and the cerebellum. The cerebellum is involved in many complex aspects of human behavior and function, and when it is disrupted or insulted, this can lead to significant sequelae in children with posterior fossa tumors. A constellation of impairing and distressing symptoms, including mutism, ataxia/hypotonia, and emotional lability, develops in approximately 25% of children after the surgical resection of posterior fossa tumors...
October 27, 2016: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783382/short-term-effects-of-neuromuscular-blockade-on-global-and-regional-lung-mechanics-oxygenation-and-ventilation-in-pediatric-acute-hypoxemic-respiratory-failure
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Marlon E F Wilsterman, Pauline de Jager, Robert Blokpoel, Inez Frerichs, Sandra K Dijkstra, Marcel J I J Albers, Johannes G M Burgerhof, Dick G Markhorst, Martin C J Kneyber
BACKGROUND: Neuromuscular blockade (NMB) has been shown to improve outcome in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in adults, challenging maintaining spontaneous breathing when there is severe lung injury. We tested in a prospective physiological study the hypothesis that continuous administration of NMB agents in mechanically ventilated children with severe acute hypoxemic respiratory failure (AHRF) improves the oxygenation index without a redistribution of tidal volume V T toward non-dependent lung zones...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755356/initial-operative-experience-and-short-term-hearing-preservation-results-with-a-mid-scala-cochlear-implant-electrode-array
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Maja Svrakic, J Thomas Roland, Sean O McMenomey, Mario A Svirsky
OBJECTIVE: To describe our initial operative experience and hearing preservation results with the Advanced Bionics (AB) Mid Scala Electrode (MSE). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Sixty-three MSE implants in pediatric and adult patients were compared with age- and sex-matched 1j electrode implants from the same manufacturer. All patients were severe to profoundly deaf. INTERVENTION: Cochlear implantation with either the AB 1j electrode or the AB MSE...
December 2016: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751346/effect-of-repeat-dosing-of-engineered-oncolytic-herpes-simplex-virus-on-preclinical-models-of-rhabdomyosarcoma
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Alicia M Waters, Laura L Stafman, Evan F Garner, Smitha Mruthyunjayappa, Jerry E Stewart, Gregory K Friedman, Jennifer M Coleman, James M Markert, G Yancey Gillespie, Elizabeth A Beierle
Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), a tumor of skeletal muscle origin, is the most common sarcoma of childhood. Despite multidrug chemotherapy regimens, surgical intervention, and radiation treatment, outcomes remain poor, especially in advanced disease, and novel therapies are needed for the treatment of these aggressive malignancies. Genetically engineered oncolytic viruses, such as herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV), are currently being explored as treatments for pediatric tumors. M002, an oncolytic HSV, has both copies of the γ134...
October 2016: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736035/role-of-non-acid-gastro-esophageal-reflux-in-children-with-respiratory-symptoms
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Letizia Zenzeri, Paolo Quitadamo, Renato Tambucci, Dario Ummarino, Antonio Poziello, Erasmo Miele, Annamaria Staiano
OBJECTIVES: Respiratory symptoms are a possible atypical clinical picture of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, a significant number of patients with GERD-related respiratory symptoms do not report improvement despite aggressive acid-suppressive therapy. Some of these refractory cases may be due to the recently appreciated entity of non-acid or weakly acidic reflux. The aim of our study is to assess the pH-impedance features of GER inducing airway symptoms, compared with GER inducing typical gastro-intestinal (GI) symptoms...
October 13, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723835/effect-of-accelerometer-cut-off-points-on-the-recommended-level-of-physical-activity-for-obesity-prevention-in-children
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Aleš Gába, Jan Dygrýn, Josef Mitáš, Lukáš Jakubec, Karel Frömel
There is no general consensus regarding which accelerometer cut-off point (CoP) is most acceptable to estimate the time spent in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) in children and choice of an appropriate CoP primarily remains a subjective decision. Therefore, this study aimed to analyze the influence of CoP selection on the mean MVPA and to define the optimal thresholds of MVPA derived from different accelerometer CoPs to avoid overweight/obesity and adiposity in children aged 7 to 12 years. Three hundred six children participated...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27644061/pausing-with-the-gauze-inhibition-of-temporary-pacemakers-by-radiofrequency-scan-during-cardiac-surgery
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Matthew R Williams, Douglas B Atkinson, Vassilios J Bezzerides, Yuki Koichi, Kathryn Franklin, Alfonso Casta, Mark E Alexander
BACKGROUND: Radiofrequency identification (RFID) detection systems are used to detect retained surgical sponges and may cause electromagnetic interference (EMI), altering intended function of cardiac pacing systems. Three pediatric patients requiring temporary pacing for postoperative atrioventricular block experienced transient inhibition of ventricular pacing during the use of RFID detection system. Bench testing was performed to evaluate the mechanism of pacemaker inhibition. METHODS: Impedance of temporary pacing wires was obtained using a pacing system analyzer...
September 16, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27626486/toxicological-and-efficacy-assessment-of-post-transition-metal-indium-phthalocyanine-for-photodynamic-therapy-in-neuroblastoma
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Monica Neagu, Carolina Constantin, Mircea Tampa, Clara Matei, Andreea Lupu, Emilia Manole, Rodica-Mariana Ion, Concettina Fenga, Aristidis M Tsatsakis
Metallo-phthalocyanines due to their photophysical characteristics as high yield of triplet state and long lifetimes, appear to be good candidates for photodynamic therapy (PDT). Complexes with diamagnetic metals such as Zn2+, Al3+ Ga3+ and In3+meet such requirements and are recognized as potential PDT agents. Clinically, Photofrin® PDT in neuroblastoma therapy proved in pediatric subjects diagnosed with progressive/recurrent malignant brain tumors increased progression free survival and overall survival outcome...
September 10, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27607752/efficacy-of-dialkylcarbamoylchloride-coated-dressing-in-management-of-colonized-or-infected-neonatal-and-pediatric-wounds
#17
Vita Boyar
BACKGROUND: Wound healing is a dynamic process that normally follows a predictable cascade of events. A common cause of delayed wound healing or wound dehiscence is increased colonization with microbes, often leading to infection. Infection may impede the healing process by inducing an undesirable inflammatory response. Systemic antibiotics and topical antiseptics are mainstays of treatment, but their adverse side effects and the potential for emergence of resistant microbial strains have led to a search for alternative approaches for control of bioburden...
September 2016: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27604397/pepsin-in-saliva-as-a-biomarker-for-oropharyngeal-reflux-compared-with-24-hour-esophageal-impedance-ph-monitoring-in-pediatric-patients
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J E Fortunato, R B D'Agostino, M O Lively
BACKGROUND: Pepsin in saliva is a proposed biomarker for oropharyngeal reflux. Pepsin may be prevalent in saliva from subjects with gastro-esophageal reflux and may correlate with proximal reflux by intraluminal impedance/pH monitoring (MII/pH). METHODS: Patients (3 days to 17.6 years, n=90) undergoing 24-hour MII/pH monitoring and asymptomatic controls (2 months to 13.7 years, n=43) were included. Salivary pepsin was determined using a pepsin enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
September 7, 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27492870/pressure-flow-analysis-for-the-assessment-of-pediatric-oropharyngeal-dysphagia
#19
Lara Ferris, Nathalie Rommel, Sebastian Doeltgen, Ingrid Scholten, Stamatiki Kritas, Rammy Abu-Assi, Lisa McCall, Grace Seiboth, Katie Lowe, David Moore, Jenny Faulks, Taher Omari
OBJECTIVES: To determine which objective pressure-impedance measures of pharyngeal swallowing function correlated with clinically assessed severity of oropharyngeal dysphagia (OPD) symptoms. STUDY DESIGN: Forty-five children with OPD and 34 control children without OPD were recruited and up to 5 liquid bolus swallows were recorded with a solid-state high-resolution manometry with impedance catheter. Individual measures of pharyngeal and upper esophageal sphincter (UES) function and a swallow risk index composite score were derived for each swallow, and averaged data for patients with OPD were compared with those of control children without OPD...
October 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27487435/contributing-factors-to-the-low-physical-activity-level-for-hong-kong-chinese-children-hospitalized-with-cancer-an-exploratory-study
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K K W Lam, W H C Li, K Y Ho, J O K Chung, G C F Chan
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to explore the factors contributing to the low physical activity level for Hong Kong Chinese children hospitalized with cancer. BACKGROUND: Notwithstanding the fact that regular physical activity can ameliorate cancer-related fatigue and other adverse effect of cancer treatment on children's physical and psychological well-being, physical inactivity is a common problem among children undergoing cancer treatment. Understanding the factors which affect their physical activity level is an important step toward planning and evaluating an appropriate intervention that promotes the adoption and maintenance of regular physical activity...
August 3, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
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