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Kevin Wong, Jessica R Levi
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Evaluate the readability of pediatric otolaryngology-related patient education materials from leading online sources. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis. METHODS: All pediatric otolaryngology-related articles from the online patient health libraries of the top 10 US News & World Report-ranked children's hospitals, top 5 Doximity-ranked pediatric otolaryngology fellowships, and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery were collected...
October 18, 2016: Laryngoscope
Ian M Paul, Kate M Reynolds, Ralph E Kauffman, William Banner, G Randall Bond, Robert B Palmer, Randy I Burnham, Jody L Green
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Dextromethorphan is the most common over-the-counter (OTC) antitussive medication. We sought to characterize adverse events associated with dextromethorphan in children <12 years old from a surveillance program of OTC cough/cold medication exposures. METHODS: This is a retrospective case series of oral exposures to dextromethorphan with ≥1 adverse event from multiple U.S. sources (National Poison Data System, FDA Adverse Event Reporting System, manufacturer safety reports, news/media, medical literature) reported between 2008 and 2014...
October 13, 2016: Clinical Toxicology
Jennifer M Snaman, Erica C Kaye, Melody J Cunningham, April Sykes, Deena R Levine, Daniel Mahoney, Justin N Baker
BACKGROUND: Medical trainees consistently report suboptimal instruction and poor self-confidence in communication skills. Despite this deficit, few established training programs provide comprehensive, pediatric-specific communication education, particularly in the provision of "bad news." To our knowledge, no programs currently use bereaved parent educators to facilitate communication training for pediatric subspecialty trainees. PROCEDURE: The authors designed and implemented a pilot communication training seminar in which bereaved parent educators and faculty facilitators led small groups in interactive, role-play scenarios...
September 8, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Bryan A Sisk, Myra Bluebond-Langner, Lori Wiener, Jennifer Mack, Joanne Wolfe
Prognostic disclosure to children has perpetually challenged clinicians and parents. In this article, we review the historical literature on prognostic disclosure to children in the United States using cancer as an illness model. Before 1948, there was virtually no literature focused on prognostic disclosure to children. As articles began to be published in the 1950s and 1960s, many clinicians and researchers initially recommended a "protective" approach to disclosure, where children were shielded from the harms of bad news...
September 2016: Pediatrics
Dustin D Flannery, Clare L Stephens, Amy D Thompson
High-profile media cases of sexual abuse may encourage disclosures of abuse from victims of unrelated assaults and also influence parental concerns, leading to increased emergency department visits. In the region of the study authors' institution, there are two recent high-profile sexual abuse cases with media coverage: Earl Bradley, a Delaware pediatrician, and Jerry Sandusky, a Pennsylvania college football coach. This is a retrospective cohort study of children evaluated for sexual abuse at a pediatric emergency department...
August 2016: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
Bernadette L Koch, Dianne Hater, Katherine Nees, A Catherine Leopard
OBJECTIVE: When an unexpected or significant diagnosis is made while imaging a child, the pediatric radiologist and support staff are placed in the middle of a life-changing event for the patient and family. The process by which this situation is handled can be quite variable in part because of the lack of a preexisting relationship between the pediatric radiologist and the patient and family. Therefore, we developed a program to improve effective communication of unexpected or significant diagnoses to families called the Difficult News Program...
November 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Adriana Stama Suzuki
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July 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Corrie E Chumpitazi, Chris A Rees, Bruno P Chumpitazi, Deborah C Hsu, Cara B Doughty, Martin I Lorin
Background  Bad news in the context of health care has been broadly defined as significant information that negatively alters people's perceptions of the present or future. Effectively delivering bad news (DBN) in the setting of the emergency department requires excellent communication skills. Evidence shows that bad news is frequently given inadequately. Studies show that trainees need to devote more time to developing this skill through formalized training. This program's objectives were to utilize trained standardized patients in a simulation setting to assist pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) fellows in the development of effective, sensitive, and compassionate communication with patients and family members when conveying bad news, and to recognize and respond to the patient/parent's reaction to such news...
2016: Curēus
Diletta de Benedictis, Andrew Bush
Asthma is a chronic disease that has a significant impact quality of life, which is particularly important in adolescence. We will discuss aspects of epidemiology, the clinical spectrum, diagnostics, and management of asthma in adolescence. In particular, we will highlight the psychological implications of having asthma during this developmental period. Data published in the past 10 years, since we last reviewed the subject, will be the main focus of this paper. The care of the teenager with asthma should take into account the rapid physical, emotional, cognitive, and social changes that occur during normal adolescence...
June 6, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
Aurélie Chausset, Anne-Laure Gominon, Nathalie Montmaneix, Stéphane Echaubard, Séverine Guillaume-Czitrom, Benoit Cambon, Cécile Miele, Emmanuelle Rochette, Etienne Merlin
BACKGROUND: Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis is the most common chronic pediatric rheumatic disease. The announcement of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis poses for parents a number of challenges that make it hard to accept a diagnosis of the disease for their child; yet to our knowledge, no study to date has focused on the time period immediately surrounding the diagnosis. This study sets out to describe parents' experiences in engaging with their child's diagnosis of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis...
2016: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
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March 2016: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
Sabine Irtan, Louise Galmiche-Rolland, Caroline Elie, Daniel Orbach, Alain Sauvanet, Dominique Elias, Florent Guérin, Carole Coze, Cécile Faure-Conter, François Becmeur, Martine Demarche, René Benoît Galifer, Marie Agnès Galloy, Guillaume Podevin, Didier Aubert, Christian Piolat, Pascal De Lagausie, Sabine Sarnacki
BACKGROUND: Solid pseudopapillary neoplasms of the pancreas (SPPN) can relapse very late, but little is known about risk factors for recurrence and optimal treatment. We aimed to identify risk factors for recurrence and to analyze treatment modalities in all French pediatric cases of SPPN over the past 20 years. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data were collected from pediatric oncologists and surgeons, and also from adult pancreatic surgeons in order to identify late recurrences...
September 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Andrew McWilliams, Colin Reilly, Fiona A McFarlane, Emily Booker, Isobel Heyman
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to characterize the experience of nonepileptic seizures (NES) in young people (0-19years) and their families, referred to a UK specialist (tertiary) pediatric hospital. The topics investigated include: accessing healthcare, how the diagnosis was first explained, impact on home life and school, coping strategies, and ideas about naming and causes. METHODS: Ten young people with NES and 29 family members took part in focus groups and telephone interviews...
June 2016: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
Nina P Bobowski, Laurence H Baker
The Children's Cancer Survivorship Study reports more chronic illnesses in sarcoma survivors than other pediatric cancers. Chemotherapy and radiation put survivors at risk for developing chronic illnesses, including heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and kidney failure. Sarcoma survivors may have a reduced life expectancy and signs of heart disease in their 30s and 40s. Since these medical problems occur much later in the general population, they often go undetected or misdiagnosed in sarcoma survivors, creating delays in intervention and treatment...
September 2016: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
Lana Kim, Barbara Couden Hernandez, Adrian Lavery, T Kent Denmark
Medical simulation has long been used as a way to immerse trainees in realistic practice scenarios to help them consolidate their formal medical knowledge and develop teamwork, communication, and technical skills. Debriefing is regarded as a critical aspect of simulation training. With a skilled debriefing facilitator, trainees are able to go beyond a rote review of the skills and steps taken to explore their internal process and self-reflect on how their experience during the simulation shaped their decision making and behavior...
June 2016: Families, Systems & Health: the Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare
Tina Kovacs Vogel, Manal Kleib, Sandra J Davidson, Shannon D Scott
BACKGROUND: Parents often turn to the Internet to seek health information about their child's diagnosis and condition. Information, support, and resources regarding pediatric neurosurgery are scarce, hard to find, and difficult to comprehend. To address this gap, a pediatric nurse practitioner designed a website called the Neurosurgery Kids Fund (NKF). Analyzing the legitimacy of the NKF website for parents seeking health information and fulfilling their social and resource needs is critical to the website's future development and success...
2016: JMIR Research Protocols
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January 2016: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
Sarah Depallens, Nicolas Lutz, Raffaella Carlomagno, Blaise Meyrat, Mirjam Schuler Barazzoni, Yves Yamgoue Tchameni, Andres Pascual, François Scerba, Andrea Superti-Furga
Every pediatrician will be confronted with newborns oryoung infants with skin lesions in proximity of the vertebral column. It is important not to miss a spinal dysraphism because of the risk of meningeal infection or of the possible presence of a tethered cord. A practical algorithm is presented. Non-accidental injury in young infants and toddlers is not rare but difficult to detect. Bruises and fractures are highly suspicious for non-accidental injury and should trigger specific investigations. Emergency departments and hospitals are switching from hypotonic to isotonic solutions as maintenance infusions of children...
January 13, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
Cady Ploessl, Alice Pan, Kathryn T Maples, Denise K Lowe
OBJECTIVE: To review the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, efficacy, safety, dosage and administration, and formulary considerations for dinutuximab. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE was searched (1964 to January 2016) using the terms ch14.18, dinutuximab, immunotherapy, and neuroblastoma. Other information was identified from package insert, Biologics License Application, abstracts, news releases, and STUDY SELECTION AND DATA EXTRACTION: Identified English-language articles were reviewed...
May 2016: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
Jennifer M Snaman, Carlos Torres, Brian Duffy, Deena R Levine, Deborah V Gibson, Justin N Baker
BACKGROUND: The interaction of health care providers and hospital staff with patients and families at the end of life affects the parental grief experience. Both verbal and nonverbal communication are key components of this interaction. OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to explore the communication between hospital staff members and patients and families at the time of patients' health decline near the end of life. METHODS: Twelve bereaved parents participated in a focus group...
March 2016: Journal of Palliative Medicine
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