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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780794/pediatric-scurvy-when-contemporary-eating-habits-bring-back-the-past
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Alice Brambilla, Cristina Pizza, Donatella Lasagni, Lucia Lachina, Massimo Resti, Sandra Trapani
Vitamin C deficiency is anecdotal in developed countries, mainly associated with underling clinical morbidities as autism or neurological impairment. Chronic insufficient dietary supply is responsible for vascular fragility and impaired bone formation, resulting in gingival bleeding, petechial lesions, articular and bone pain or limb swelling. Children may present anorexia, irritability, failure to thrive, limping or refusal to walk. Accordingly, pediatric scurvy is frequently misdiagnosed with osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, bone and soft tissue tumor, leukemia, bleeding disorders, and rheumatologic conditions...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778009/exploring-opioid-use-disorder-its-impact-and-treatment-among-individuals-experiencing-homelessness-as-part-of-a-family
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Avik Chatterjee, Eun Jin Yu, Lindsay Tishberg
BACKGROUND: Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) causes significant morbidity and mortality among people experiencing homelessness. We aimed to explore the unique way in which OUD impacts individuals experiencing homelessness as part of a family. METHODS: We conducted semi-structured interviews with adults experiencing OUD staying in Boston-area family shelters along with dependent children. We used Borkan's Immersion-Crystallization method to uncover themes from interview transcripts...
May 12, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776482/does-pain-intensity-matter-the-relation-between-coping-and-quality-of-life-in-pediatric-patients-with-chronic-pain
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Alexis K Yetwin, Nicole E Mahrer, Cindy John, Jeffrey I Gold
PURPOSE: Chronic pain is a complex and debilitating chronic health condition that negatively impacts a child's daily function. Previous investigations of coping behaviors in youth with chronic illness have suggested that secondary control/accommodative coping may be more adaptive than primary control/active coping or disengagement/passive coping. However, studies have not considered how pain intensity may change the effect of various coping strategies on functioning in this pediatric population...
May 2018: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773954/pain-catastrophizing-is-associated-with-poorer-health-related-quality-of-life-in-pediatric-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Nitya Bakshi, Ines Lukombo, Inna Belfer, Lakshmanan Krishnamurti
Background: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited disorder of the red blood cells and is associated with chronic multisystem involvement. While SCD has been associated with poorer health-related quality of life (HRQoL), there is a paucity of data on the relationship of psychological covariates other than anxiety and depression and quality of life (QoL) in children with SCD. Materials and methods: We performed a cross-sectional study of psychological factors, HRQoL, and pain-related outcomes in participants with SCD and race-matched controls as part of a larger study of experimental pain phenotyping...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765245/the-epidemiology-of-outpatient-pain-treatment-in-pediatrics
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Stacy Baldridge, Laura Wallace, Aditi Kadakia
Background: There is limited real-world, population-level data on the prevalence and treatment of pain in children. An understanding of pediatric pain conditions and its management can help inform provider education, treatment guidelines, and design of pediatric pain studies. Therefore, in this study, we aimed to describe the prevalence of conditions associated with acute and chronic pain in pediatric patients and to characterize pediatric pain treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors, opioids (immediate release or extended release), antidepressants, topical analgesics, anticonvulsants, and other therapies based on a large, real-world sample...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749881/reversible-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-dysfunction-and-chronic-constipation-case-report
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Barbara A Morais, Daniel D Cardeal, Fernanda G Andrade, Wellingson S Paiva, Hamilton Matushita, Manoel J Teixeira
Constipation can cause transient malfunction of the ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS). Patients with myelomeningocele or cerebral palsy are often diagnosed with hydrocephalus and constipation due to neurogenic bowel. These patients are more prone to VPS dysfunction, often requiring surgical revision. The authors report the case of a 6-year-old girl with a VPS that had been implanted due to hydrocephalus secondary to myelomeningocele. The patient was brought to the emergency department with intermittent headache, vomiting, constipation, and abdominal distension and pain...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749331/colonoscopic-decompression-of-childhood-sigmoid-and-cecal-volvulus
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Iraj Shahramian, Ali Bazil, Danial Ebadati, Karim Rostami, Mojtaba Delaramnasab
Cases of colonic volvulus in children are infrequently described in the literature. Here we describe the case of three patients with colonic volvulus. The first patient was a 10-year-old girl with abdominal dilation and pain and no bowel movement for 48 h. Her abdominal X-ray showed the coffee bean sign adjacent to the diaphragm, which was compatible with a diagnosis of cecal volvulus. The second patient was a 4-year-old boy with a history of chronic constipation during the past year and with no bowel movement for 24 h...
March 2018: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748345/parents-experience-when-their-child-has-chronic-abdominal-pain-a-qualitative-study-in-norway
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Anne Brodwall, Kari Glavin, Per Lagerløv
OBJECTIVE: Functional abdominal pain occurs frequently in children and adolescents. It is an exclusion diagnosis; somatic diseases have to be ruled out. However little explanation is given for why the child is experiencing pain. The aim was to explore the experiences of parents of children with chronic abdominal pain discharged from hospital without a somatic explanation. DESIGN: The study has a qualitative design. The open questions concerned pain experiences and management...
May 10, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746344/nutritional-considerations-in-pediatric-pancreatitis-a-position-paper-from-the-naspghan-pancreas-committee-espghan-pancreas-working-group
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Maisam Abu-El-Haija, Aliye Uc, Steven L Werlin, A Jay Freeman, Miglena Georgieva, Danijela Jojkić - Pavkov, Daina Kalnins, Brigitte Kochavi, Bart G P Koot, Stephanie Van Biervliet, Jaroslaw Walkowiak, Michael Wilschanski, Veronique D Morinville
OBJECTIVES: Wide variations exist in how physicians manage the nutritional aspects of children affected by acute pancreatitis (AP), acute recurrent pancreatitis (ARP) and chronic (CP) pancreatitis. Better consensus for optimal management is needed. METHODS: This consensus statement on nutrition in pediatric pancreatic diseases was developed through a joint ESPGHAN-NASPGHAN working group that performed an evidence-based search of the literature on nutrition in AP, ARP, and CP with a focus on pediatrics...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745621/chronic-non-cancer-pain-in-children-we-have-a-problem-but-also-solutions
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Eduardo Vega, Yves Beaulieu, Rachel Gauvin, Catherine Ferland, Stephanie Stabile, Rebecca Pitt, Victor H Gonzalez Cardenas, Pablo Ingelmo
Chronic non-cancer pain in children and adolescents has been described as "a modern public health disaster" that has generated significant medical and economic burdens within society. Seen as a disease in its own right, chronic pain has short and long-term consequences that impact not only the patient´s health but also that of friends and families, due to significant parenting stress and disruptions in family life and structure. The evidence supporting pharmacological treatments and interventional procedures is limited, and no single strategy has been shown to be completely effective in children with chronic non-cancer pain...
May 9, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733993/attentional-and-interpretational-biases-towards-pain-related-stimuli-in-children-and-adolescents-a-systematic-review-of-the-evidence
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REVIEW
M Brookes, L Sharpe, K Kozlowska
This review investigated whether youth exhibit attention or interpretation biases towards pain-related information, and whether such biases are more pronounced in youth with chronic pain. Three databases were searched to identify papers that assessed attention or interpretation biases using an accepted experimental paradigm. Ten studies were identified, eight examining attentional biases and two examining interpretation biases. As in the adult literature, there was no evidence of attentional biases towards pain in youth without chronic pain...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733088/pediatric-abdominal-migraine-current-perspectives-on-a-lesser-known-entity
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REVIEW
Jyoti Mani, Shailender Madani
Background: Abdominal migraine (AM) is a common cause of chronic and recurrent abdominal pain in children. It is characterized by paroxysms of moderate to severe abdominal pain that is midline, periumbilical, or diffuse in location and accompanied by other symptoms including headache, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, or pallor. Despite the presence of comprehensive diagnostic criteria under Rome IV classification of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) and International Classification of Headache Disorders, it continues to be an underdiagnosed entity...
2018: Pediatric Health, Medicine and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729787/key-components-of-pain-management-for-children-and-adults-with-sickle-cell-disease
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REVIEW
Amanda M Brandow, Michael R DeBaun
Sickle cell disease pain manifests as severe acute pain episodes and a debilitating chronic pain syndrome. Acute pain episodes are the most common reason for health care use; however, acute pain episodes are also frequently managed at home. Chronic pain syndrome develops in 30% to 40% of individuals with sickle cell disease, with an increasing incidence and severity with age. We review the critical aspects of pain management that are integral to the comprehensive approach to sickle cell disease pain and are rooted in the biopsychosocial model...
June 2018: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713746/the-treatment-of-chronic-radial-head-dislocation-in-monteggia-fracture-without-annular-ligament-reconstruction
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Hsuan-Yu Chen, Kuan-Wen Wu, Zheng-Ren Dong, Shier-Chieg Huang, Ken N Kuo, Ting-Ming Wang
INTRODUCTION: The treatment of neglected radial head dislocation after missed Monteggia fracture dislocation in children is a controversial issue. The purpose of this study is to report our clinical experience in the treatment of the condition without annular ligament reconstruction. METHOD: This is a retrospective review of 20 patients between 2008 and 2014. Procedures included open reduction of the radial head and ulnar lengthening angulation osteotomy. In cases of unstable radial head reduction, a trans-capitellar K wire was applied...
May 1, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713613/acute-gastritis-and-splenic-infarction-caused-by-epstein-barr-virus
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Ji Eun Jeong, Kyung Moon Kim, Hye Lim Jung, Jae Won Shim, Deok Soo Kim, Jung Yeon Shim, Moon Soo Park, Soo Kyung Park
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection can be presented with various clinical manifestations and different levels of severity when infected. Infectious mononucleosis, which is most commonly caused by EBV infection in children and adolescents, is a clinical syndrome characterized by fatigue, malaise, fever, sore throat, and generalized lymphadenopathy. But rarely, patients with infectious mononucleosis may present with gastrointestinal symptoms and complicated by gastritis, splenic infarction, and splenic rupture...
April 2018: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706198/evaluation-of-pain-in-pediatric-upper-extremity-conditions
#16
Emily S Ho, Anne Ayling Campos, Karen Klar, Kristen Davidge
STUDY DESIGN: Narrative Review. INTRODUCTION: Hand surgeons and therapists play an important role in the early identification of children at risk of developing chronic or recurrent pain after an upper extremity injury. Early identification of children at risk of developing a pain syndrome is critical because their physical, psychological, and/or social functioning may decline quickly without proper management due to the multidimensional nature of pain. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: This article outlines one approach to evaluating upper extremity pain in children to help identify those with, or at risk of, chronic pain...
April 2018: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29700481/the-natural-course-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis-and-long-term-consequences-of-undiagnosed-disease-in-a-large-cohort
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Marijn J Warners, Renske A B Oude Nijhuis, Laetitia R H de Wijkerslooth, Andreas J P M Smout, Albert J Bredenoord
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic esophageal inflammation that may lead to stricture formation. This narrowing can cause major complications including food impactions. Despite increasing interest in EoE accurate data on its natural course is scarce. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the natural course of EoE and to evaluate the association between undiagnosed disease and the occurrence of complications over two decades in a large cohort. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed charts of patients diagnosed with EoE between 1996 and 2015, collected from 15 hospitals throughout the Netherlands...
April 27, 2018: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697002/psychometric-properties-of-the-functional-disability-inventory-for-assessing-pain-related-disability-in-children-from-the-community
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Ester Solé, Santiago Galán, Rocío de la Vega, Elena Castarlenas, Elisabet Sánchez-Rodríguez, Mark P Jensen, Jordi Miró
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Functional Disability Inventory for assessing pain-related disability in a community sample of children and adolescents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five hundred and sixty-one schoolchildren (aged 8-18 years) completed the Functional Disability Inventory. They were also administered measures assessing anxiety sensitivity, internalizing pain coping behaviors, social support seeking, and positive self-statements...
April 26, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692663/uncommon-reasons-of-the-digestive-tract-related-paraneoplastic-syndromes-in-children-with-neuroblastic-tumors-three-case-reports
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Elżbieta Czkwianianc, Beata Zalewska-Szewczyk, Józef Kobos, Anna Socha-Banasiak, Szymon Janczar, Sylwia Prymus-Kasińska, Joanna Kazanek-Zasada, Wojciech Młynarski
Aim of the study: presentation of the uncommon paraneoplastic syndromes related to the gastrointestinal tract that may occur in children with neuroblastic tumors and their impact on the disease course. Material and methods: Retrospective analysis of three cases of patients mainly with digestive tract-related symptoms, who were originally admitted to the gastroenterology department from 2013 to 2016 and were finally diagnosed with neuroblastic tumors. Results: The clinical data analysis showed that the symptoms from gastrointestinal tract were dominant in analyzed subjects...
2018: Contemporary Oncology Współczesna Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686495/identification-of-early-childhood-caries-in-primary-care-settings
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Alexandra Nicolae, Leo Levin, Peter D Wong, Malini G Dave, Jillian Taras, Chetna Mistry, Elizabeth L Ford-Jones, Michele Wong, Robert J Schroth
Early childhood caries (ECC) is the most common chronic disease affecting young children in Canada. ECC may lead to pain and infection, compromised general health, decreased quality of life and increased risk for dental caries in primary and permanent teeth. A multidisciplinary approach to prevent and identify dental disease is recommended by dental and medical national organizations. Young children visit primary care providers at regular intervals from an early age. These encounters provide an ideal opportunity for primary care providers to educate clients about their children's oral health and its importance for general health...
April 2018: Paediatrics & Child Health
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