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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164818/home-based-transabdominal-interferential-electrical-stimulation-for-six-months-improves-paediatric-slow-transit-constipation-stc
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Yee Ian Yik, John Hutson, Bridget Southwell
BACKGROUND: Transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TES) for one to two months has produced some improvement in treatment-resistant slow-transit constipation (STC) in children. Optimal parameters for treatment are not known. It is possible that more improvement would occur with stimulation for longer. This study examined the effectiveness of stimulation for six months. METHODS: Children with STC confirmed by nuclear transit study (NTS) were enrolled prospectively...
November 22, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145239/two-case-reports-colorectal-adenocarcinoma-in-children
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Chang Hoon Ahn, Soon Chul Kim
RATIONALE: Colorectal cancer in children is rare, with delayed diagnosis and advanced stage at presentation in high mortality. Early detection of colorectal cancer is, therefore, important for better prognosis. PATIENT CONCERNS: Thirteen-year-old boy presented with symptoms of melena, vomiting, and abdominal pain for 6 months. 18-year-old girl was hospitalized due to the symptoms of hematochezia, and persistent abdominal pain for 6 months. They have no chronic disease or familial history of malignancy...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140934/response-of-symptomatic-persistent-chronic-disseminated-candidiasis-to-corticosteroid-therapy-in-immunosuppressed-pediatric-patients-case-study-and-review-of-the-literature
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Vered Shkalim-Zemer, Itzhak Levi, Salvador Fischer, Hannah Tamary, Joanne Yakobovich, Gali Avrahami, Gil Gilad, Sara Elitzur, Isaac Yaniv, Ronit Elhasid, Michal Manistersky, Itamar Shalit
BACKGROUND: Chronic disseminated candidiasis (CDC) is a severe invasive fungal infection principally observed during neutrophil recovery in patients with acute leukemia treated with intensive chemotherapy. Its pathophysiology remains unclear. We describe the management of six children with symptomatic CDC who did not respond to antifungal therapy. METHODS: The databases of the hematology-oncology departments of two tertiary pediatric medical centers were searched for all patients diagnosed with CDC from 2003 to 2015 who responded to corticosteroids after failing antifungal therapy...
November 14, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130816/the-role-of-perceived-family-social-support-and-parental-solicitous-responses-in-adjustment-to-bothersome-pain-in-young-people-with-physical-disabilities
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Jordi Miró, Rocío de la Vega, Kevin J Gertz, Mark P Jensen, Joyce M Engel
PURPOSE: Family social support and parental solicitous responses have been hypothesised to play an important role in paediatric pain. However, research testing the hypothesised associations between these social domains and measures of adjustment to pain in youths with disabilities and chronic pain is non-existent. METHODS: About 111 youths with physical disabilities and bothersome pain were interviewed and asked to complete measures of average pain intensity, pain interference, family social support, parent solicitous responding, and catastrophising...
November 12, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127615/fungal-and-parasitic-cns-infections
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Pratibha Singhi, Arushi Gahlot Saini
Central nervous system fungal infections can be broadly divided into those that infect a healthy host such as Cryptococcus, Coccidioides, Histoplasma, Blastomyces, Sporothrix spp., and those that cause opportunistic infections in an immunocompromised host such as Candida, Aspergillus, Zygomycetes, Trichosporon spp. The clinical manifestations of central nervous system fungal infections commonly seen in children in clinical practice include a chronic meningitis or meningoencephalitis syndrome, brain abscess, rhino-cerebral syndrome and rarely, a fungal ventriculitis...
November 11, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127574/biologic-treatment-for-chronic-recurrent-multifocal-osteomyelitis-report-of-four-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Elena Tronconi, Angela Miniaci, Michelangelo Baldazzi, Laura Greco, Andrea Pession
Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) is a rare non-infectious inflammatory disorder with unpredictable clinical course, characterized by acute exacerbations and spontaneous remissions. There are no randomized-controlled trials about treatment options. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) are the first-line treatment option; glucocorticoids seem to be effective; positive outcomes have been obtained with bisphosphonates. In the last few years successful use of biologic agents like anti-TNF agents has been reported...
November 11, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115714/deep-vein-thrombosis-in-pediatric-patients
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REVIEW
Julie Jaffray, Guy Young
Due to advances in caring for critically ill children and those with chronic diseases, rates of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) are increasing in children. Risk factors consist of central venous catheters, chronic medical conditions, thrombophilia, and various medications. Compression Doppler ultrasonography is the method most commonly used to diagnose DVT, and patients will usually present with pain and swelling of the affected limb. Anticoagulation via subcutaneous injection is the most common treatment regime for children with DVT, and the new, direct oral anticoagulants are currently under investigation...
November 8, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114140/analysis-of-hospital-records-of-children-with-hydatid-cyst-in-south-of-iran
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Anahita Sanaei Dashti, Mohammad Rahim Kadivar, Abdolvahab Alborzi, Esmaeel Sadeghi, Gholam Reza Pouladfar, Neda Bagherian, Naser Honar, Masoomeh Khalifeh
The clinical manifestations of hydatidosis are various and related to anatomic location. Defining frequent symptoms and signs of the disease is imperative for early management of it. The aim of this report was to analyse the clinical features of infected children with hydatid cysts located in different organs. In this study, medical charts of 57 children between 3 and 16 years of age with hydatid cyst admitted to Pediatric Wards of Nemazee Hospital were evaluated over a 12 year period (from 2003 to 2014, prospectively)...
December 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105908/the-research-gap-in-chronic-paediatric-pain-a-systematic-review-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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R Boulkedid, A Y Abdou, E Desselas, M Manégat, T G de Leeuw, J Avez-Couturier, S Dugue, C Mareau, B Charron, C Alberti, F Kaguelidou
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Chronic pain is associated with significant functional and social impairment. The objective of this review was to assess the characteristics and quality of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating pain management interventions in children and adolescents with chronic pain. METHODS: We performed a systematic search of PubMed, Embase and the Cochrane Library up to July 2017. We included RCTs that involved children and adolescents (3 months-18 years) and evaluated the use of pharmacological or non-pharmacological intervention(s) in the context of pain persisting or re-occurring for more than 3 months...
November 5, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103066/chronic-lesser-tuberosity-avulsion-in-an-adolescent-with-an-associated-biceps-pulley-injury
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Daniel J Mizrahi, Lauren W Averill, Steven L Blumer, Arthur B Meyers
We report a case of a 15-year-old boy with chronic intermittent left shoulder pain due to an undiagnosed lesser tuberosity avulsion fracture, an associated biceps pulley injury and intra-articular dislocation of the long head of the biceps tendon. Lesser tuberosity avulsion fractures are rare injuries that are difficult to detect on clinical exam and radiographically, which may lead to delayed diagnosis and chronic shoulder instability. Few reports describe dislocations or subluxations of the biceps tendon in association with lesser tuberosity avulsions in children...
November 4, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102693/children-with-chronic-pain-response-trajectories-following-intensive-pain-rehabilitation-treatment
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Laura E Simons, Christine B Sieberg, Caitlin Conroy, Edin T Randall, Julie Shulman, David Borsook, Charles Berde, Navil F Sethna, Deirdre E Logan
Intensive pain rehabilitation programs for children with chronic pain are effective for many patients. However, characteristics associated with treatment response have not been well documented. Here we report trajectories of pain and functional impairment in patients with chronic pain up to one year after intensive pain rehabilitation and examine baseline factors associated with treatment response. Patients (n=253) with chronic pain and functional disability were assessed at 5 time points (admission, discharge, 1-month, 4-month, and 12-month follow-up)...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102332/conservative-treatment-of-children-with-chronic-diffuse-sclerosing-osteomyelitis-tendoperiostitis-of-the-mandible
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Marieke M van de Meent, Hamid Meshkini, Marta Fiocco, Miranda J M Wetselaar-Glas, Natasha M Appelman-Dijkstra, J P Richard van Merkesteyn
Chronic diffuse sclerosing osteomyelitis (DSO) of the mandible is a rare disease of unknown aetiology. It has been suggested that overuse of the masticatory muscles, tendoperiostitis (TP), is a contributing factor for DSO. Therefore, we tested this hypothesis by treating consecutive children with conservative therapy. All patients were treated with conservative therapy, comprising occlusal splint therapy, physiotherapy, and/or disease counselling. Pain intensity on a visual analogue scale (VAS) and pain frequency in number of days per 3 months were recorded before the start of treatment, and at 3, 6, and 12 months after treatment initiation...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099240/advances-in-the-pathogenesis-and-possible-treatments-for-multiple-hereditary-exostoses-from-the-2016-international-mhe-conference
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Anne Q Phan, Maurizio Pacifici, Jeffrey D Esko
Multiple hereditary exostoses (MHE) is an autosomal dominant disorder that affects about 1 in 50,000 children worldwide. MHE, also known as hereditary multiple exostoses (HME) or multiple osteochondromas (MO), is characterized by cartilage-capped outgrowths called osteochondromas that develop adjacent to the growth plates of skeletal elements in young patients. These benign tumors can affect growth plate function, leading to skeletal growth retardation, or deformations, and can encroach on nerves, tendons, muscles, and other surrounding tissues and cause motion impairment, chronic pain, and early onset osteoarthritis...
November 3, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096708/family-resilience-and-adaptive-coping-in-children-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Sophia Saetes, Lisa Hynes, Brian E McGuire, Line Caes
BACKGROUND: This systematic review is the first step in a study investigating the resilience methods and processes in families of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. In particular, this review will focus on chronic or persistent pain, as a common symptom of juvenile idiopathic arthritis, which is the most common rheumatic disease in childhood. The experience of persistent pain can add to the functional disability associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Resilience has relevance to all areas of paediatric psychology, and targeted attention to child, sibling, and parent strengths within the context of paediatric chronic pain and juvenile idiopathic arthritis in particular will augment the field on numerous levels...
November 2, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081682/school-anxiety-in-children-and-adolescents-with-chronic-pain
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REVIEW
K E Jastrowski Mano
Anxiety is highly prevalent in pediatric chronic pain. This comorbidity has been explained by the presence of shared mechanisms underlying the development and maintenance of chronic pain and anxiety. Accumulating evidence demonstrates that school is a significant source of anxiety among youth with chronic pain and that anxiety contributes to school-related functional impairment in this population. This article reviews the cooccurrence of pediatric chronic pain and anxiety, identifies unique sources of heightened school anxiety among youth with chronic pain, and describes current approaches for assessing anxiety in pediatric pain settings...
2017: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081370/unravelling-the-relationship-between-parent-and-child-ptsd-and-pediatric-chronic-pain-the-mediating-role-of-pain-catastrophizing
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Alexandra Neville, Sabine Soltani, Maria Pavlova, Melanie Noel
Clinically elevated rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms are found among many youth with chronic pain and their parents and are linked to worse child pain outcomes. Conceptual models of mutual maintenance in pediatric PTSD and chronic pain posit that child and parent pain catastrophizing are key mechanisms underlying this co-occurrence. The current study was the first to examine child and parent pain catastrophizing as potential mediators in the child PTSD-child pain and parent PTSD-child pain relationships among a cohort of youth with chronic pain...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078790/hereditary-neuropathy-with-liability-to-pressure-palsy-hnpp-report-of-a-family-with-a-new-point-mutation-in-pmp22-gene
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Carlo Fusco, Carlotta Spagnoli, Grazia Gabriella Salerno, Elena Pavlidis, Daniele Frattini, Francesco Pisani
BACKGROUND: Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsy (HNPP) is an autosomal dominant disorder most commonly presenting with acute-onset, non-painful focal sensory and motor mononeuropathy. Approximately 80% of patients carry a 1.5 Mb deletion of chromosome 17p11.2 involving the peripheral myelin protein 22 gene (PMP22), the same duplicated in Charcot-Marie-Tooth 1A patients. In a small proportion of patients the disease is caused by PMP22 point mutations. CASE PRESENTATION: We report on a familial case harbouring a new point mutation in the PMP22 gene...
October 27, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068584/hydronephrosis-in-the-course-of-ureteropelvic-junction-obstruction-an-underestimated-problem-current-opinions-on-the-pathogenesis-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Wojciech Krajewski, Joanna Wojciechowska, Janusz Dembowski, Romuald Zdrojowy, Tomasz Szydełko
Ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) causes a reduction in the urine flow from the renal pelvis into the ureter. Untreated UPJO may cause hydronephrosis, chronic infection or urolithiasis and will often result in progressive deterioration of renal function. Most cases of UPJO are congenital; however, the disease can be clinically silent until adulthood. Other causes, both intrinsic and extrinsic, are acquired and include urolithiasis, post-operative/inflammatory/ischemic stricture, fibroepithelial polyps, adhesions and malignancy...
August 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067041/paediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease-clinical-presentation-and-disease-location
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Danish Abdul Aziz, Maryum Moin, Atif Majeed, Kamran Sadiq, Abdul Gaffar Biloo
OBJECTIVE: To determine different clinical presentationsand disease location demarcatedby upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopyand relevant histopathologyin children diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). METHODS: This is 5 years (2010 to 2015) retrospective studyconducted at the Aga Khan University Hospitalenrolling65admitted children between 6 months to 15years from either gender, diagnosed with IBD on clinical presentation, endoscopy and biopsy...
July 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059195/strongyloides-stercoralis-is-associated-with-significant-morbidity-in-rural-cambodia-including-stunting-in-children
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Armelle Forrer, Virak Khieu, Fabian Schär, Jan Hattendorf, Hanspeter Marti, Andreas Neumayr, Meng Chuor Char, Christoph Hatz, Sinuon Muth, Peter Odermatt
BACKGROUND: Strongyloides stercoralis is a soil-transmitted nematode that can replicate within its host, leading to long-lasting and potentially fatal infections. It is ubiquitous and highly prevalent in Cambodia. The extent of morbidity associated with S. stercoralis infection is difficult to assess due to the broad spectrum of symptoms and, thus, remains uncertain. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Clinical signs were compared among S. stercoralis infected vs. non-infected participants in a cross-sectional survey conducted in 2012 in eight villages of Northern Cambodia, and before and after treatment with a single oral dose of ivermectin (200μg/kg BW) among participants harboring S...
October 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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