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REVIEW
Seong-Ho Kim
During the last 10 years, there have been major technological achievements in pediatric interventional cardiology. In addition, there have been several advances in cardiac imaging, especially in 3-dimensional imaging of echocardiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and cineangiography. Therefore, more types of congenital heart diseases can be treated in the cardiac catheter laboratory today than ever before. Furthermore, lesions previously considered resistant to interventional therapies can now be managed with high success rates...
August 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042836/evaluation-of-the-effects-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-on-antiepileptic-drug-serum-concentrations-in-pediatric-patients
#2
Nicholas O Dillman, Mindl M Messinger, Kimberly N Dinh, Jennifer L Placencia, Brady S Moffett, Milenka Cuevas Guaman, Jennifer C Erklauer, Jeffrey R Kaiser, Angus A Wilfong
OBJECTIVES: Patients supported on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) have an increased incidence of seizures. Phenobarbital (PB) and fosphenytoin (fos-PHT) are common antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) used to manage seizures in the pediatric population; however, it is unknown what effect ECMO has on the serum concentrations of AEDs. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of ECMO on AED serum concentrations. METHODS: A retrospective, matched-cohort study was performed in patients younger than 18 years who received ECMO and were treated with intravenous (IV) PB or fos-PHT at Texas Children's Hospital between 2004 and 2014...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042716/effectiveness-of-behavioral-vaccine-on-the-oral-health-of-children-in-komarapalayam-south-india-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-trial
#3
N Umamaheswari, Sharath Asokan, S Thangakumaran
BACKGROUND: Oral health education and promotion have emerged as a strong force against the traditional, dominant, and curative model of health practice. In pediatric dentistry, the utilization of an entertaining, easy to understand, and practical educational material is warranted. Behavioral vaccine is a simple, scientifically proven practice that is repeated to increase well-being. AIM: The aim of this study is to compare the effectiveness of conventional (instructional) dental hygiene program and "Good Behavior Game" (GBG) (contingency dental hygiene program - a behavioral vaccine) on the practice of oral hygiene among 5-7-year-old schoolchildren...
July 2017: Contemporary Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038894/the-supraorbital-eyebrow-approach-for-removal-of-craniopharyngioma-in-children-a-case-series
#4
Ricardo Santos de Oliveira, Dinark Conceição Viana, Lucas Pires Augusto, Marcelo Volpon Santos, Hélio Rubens Machado
OBJECTIVE: Craniopharyngiomas can be a surgical challenge for the pediatric neurosurgeon. Ideally, total removal must be achieved. However, the need to reduce surgical morbidity and preserve quality of life has led to a number of neurosurgical approaches in order to attain this goal. The aim of this article is to present an alternative surgical approach to these lesions and to provide the rationale for this technique. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Medical charts and operative records of eight pediatric patients harboring craniopharyngiomas who underwent surgical treatment using a supraorbital eyebrow approach (SOA) were reviewed from 2014 to 2016...
October 16, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038273/pharmacokinetic-modelling-of-voriconazole-to-develop-an-alternative-dosing-regimen-in-children
#5
Silke Gastine, Thomas Lehrnbecher, Carsten Müller, Fedja Farowski, Peter Bader, Judith Ullmann-Moskovits, Oliver A Cornely, Andreas H Groll, Georg Hempel
Background. The pharmacokinetic variability of voriconazole in immunocompromised children is high and adequate exposure, particularly in the first days of therapy, is uncertain.Methods A population pharmacokinetic model was developed to explore VCZ exposure in plasma after alternative dosing regimens. Concentration data were obtained from a pediatric phase II study. Non-linear mixed effects modelling was used to develop the model. Monte Carlo simulations were performed to test an array of three times daily (TID) intravenous dosing regimens in children 2 to 12 years of age...
October 16, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033724/comparison-of-laryngeal-tube-suction-ii-and-proseal-lma%C3%A2-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-elective-surgery
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Saurabh Chandrakar, Deepak Kumar Sreevastava, Sidharth Bhasin, Mridul Dhar
BACKGROUND: Supraglottic airway devices now have an established place in pediatric anesthesia practice. The laryngeal tube suction (LTS) II, a recent revision of the LTS, has very few studies evaluating its use in pediatric patients. The aim of this study was to compare insertion and ventilation profiles of the LTS-II size 2 and the ProSeal™ Laryngeal Mask Airway (PLMA) size 2 in pediatric patients undergoing elective surgeries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A randomized prospective study was conducted in 100 children aged 2-5 years between 12 and 25 kg weight, of the American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I and II scheduled for routine elective surgeries of <90 min duration...
October 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031866/connectivity-changes-after-laser-ablation-resting-state-fmri
#7
Varina L Boerwinkle, Aditya Vedantam, Sandi Lam, Angus A Wilfong, Daniel J Curry
Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rsfMRI) is emerging as a useful tool in the multimodal assessment of patients with epilepsy. In pediatric patients who cannot perform task-based fMRI, rsfMRI may present an adjunct and alternative. Although changes in brain activation during task-based fMRI have been described after surgery for epilepsy, there is limited data on the role of postoperative rsfMRI. In this short review, we discuss the role of postoperative rsfMRI after laser ablation of seizure foci...
September 28, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031040/-treatment-refusal-in-pediatric-oncology
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A Špótová, K Husáková, A Hrašková, M Mikesková, J Puškáčová, S Hederová, M Jamárik, E Rabenseifertová, Z Jalovecká, A Kolenová, Z Šubová
BACKGROUND: Pediatric oncologists are often faced with situations in which parents or guardians refuse recommended treatment for curable childhood cancer. Deciding how to proceed in such situations is an ethical dilemma. The aim of this article is to consider optimal approaches when parents are strongly against oncological treatment, potentially compromising their childrens rights for health care and to the chance for cure. CASES: In this paper, we report two cases of treatment refusal from our department and the impact of such decisions on the children themselves...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030927/suitability-of-the-forearm-for-non-invasive-blood-pressure-measurement-in-children
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David Greaney, Solmaz Nakhjavani, Fiona Desmond, Mark Tormey, Ian Dawkins, Brendan O'Hare
BACKGROUND: Measurement of forearm blood pressure (BP) in pediatric patients during general anesthesia is periodically employed despite a lack of evidence for this practice. Upper arm BP measurement may be impossible to perform for either patient or surgical reasons, and the forearm has theoretical benefits over the lower leg when an alternate site is required. We hypothesize that forearm BP measurement provides an accurate and reliable alternative to the upper arm. Published adult data do not support this hypothesis, and the little pediatric data published contain methodological shortcomings...
November 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027866/magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-laser-interstitial-thermal-therapy-as-treatment-for-intractable-insular-epilepsy-in-children
#10
M Scott Perry, David J Donahue, Saleem I Malik, Cynthia G Keator, Angel Hernandez, Rohit K Reddy, Freedom F Perkins, Mark R Lee, Dave F Clarke
OBJECTIVE Seizure onset within the insula is increasingly recognized as a cause of intractable epilepsy. Surgery within the insula is difficult, with considerable risks, given the rich vascular supply and location near critical cortex. MRI-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy (LiTT) provides an attractive treatment option for insular epilepsy, allowing direct ablation of abnormal tissue while sparing nearby normal cortex. Herein, the authors describe their experience using this technique in a large cohort of children undergoing treatment of intractable localization-related epilepsy of insular onset...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026282/hybrid-single-port-cholecystectomy-vs-four-port-cholecystectomy-in-children
#11
Federico G Seifarth, Michael H Liu, Dimaris Ayala, Sarah Worley, Maitham A Moslim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Evidence is increasing that single-port or single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a safe and feasible alternative for cholecystectomy in children. In this study, we sought to compare the single-port hybrid technique, which we originally reported in 2012, with the conventional 4-port approach, in regards of complications, outcome, operative time and cost. METHODS: A retrospective, single-center comparison of hybrid single-port versus conventional 4-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed in 98 consecutive pediatric patients between January 2010 and October 2014...
July 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026276/five-cases-of-childhood-onset-graves-disease-treated-with-either-surgery-or-radio-iodine-therapy
#12
Kouki Tomari, Masahiro Goto, Aya Shimada, Hiroko Yagi, Yuka Nagashima, Yukihiro Hasegawa
There are three major therapeutic options for the treatment of Graves' disease (GD): antithyroid drugs (ATDs), thyroidectomy, and radio-iodine (RAI) therapy. ATDs are the initial treatment option for children. However, some pediatric GD patients who are initially treated with ATDs require other type of treatments later on. We reviewed the medical records of childhood-onset GD cases retrospectively to report the clinical course of patients who received either surgery or RAI therapy subsequent to treatment with ATDs...
2017: Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology: Case Reports and Clinical Investigations: Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025600/a-novel-somatic-jak2-kinase-domain-mutation-in-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-with-rapid-on-treatment-development-of-loh
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Teresa Sadras, Susan L Heatley, Chung H Kok, Barbara J McClure, David Yeung, Timothy P Hughes, Rosemary Sutton, David S Ziegler, Deborah L White
We report a novel somatic mutation in the kinase domain of JAK2 (R938Q) in a high-risk pediatric case of B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The patient developed on-therapy relapse at 12 months, and interestingly, the JAK2 locus acquired loss of heterozygosity during treatment resulting in 100% mutation load. Furthermore, we show that primary ALL mononuclear cells harboring the JAK2 R938Q mutation display reduced sensitivity to the JAK1/2 ATP-competitive inhibitor ruxolitinib in vitro, compared to ALL cells that carry a more common JAK2 pseudokinase domain mutation...
October 2017: Cancer Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023300/thyroglossal-duct-cyst-at-the-base-of-tongue-the-emerging-role-of-transoral-endoscopic-assisted-surgery
#14
Mario Turri-Zanoni, Paolo Battaglia, Paolo Castelnuovo
Cystic lesions involving the tongue base are rare, generally presenting in pediatric patients, and they may encompass different pathologies such as ranula, lingual ectopic thyroid, thyroglossal duct cyst (TDC), dysontogenetic cysts, benign, and malignant tumors.This paper describes the case of a 19-year-old girl with phonation impairment and mild dysphagia due to limited tongue protrusion and movements. Radiologic examinations revealed a bulky cystic lesion at the base of tongue with displacement of extrinsic lingual muscles...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019915/revolutionizing-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-with-the-use-of-interstitial-fluid-and-microneedles-technology
#15
REVIEW
Tony K L Kiang, Sahan A Ranamukhaarachchi, Mary H H Ensom
While therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) that uses blood as the biological matrix is the traditional gold standard, this practice may be impossible, impractical, or unethical for some patient populations (e.g., elderly, pediatric, anemic) and those with fragile veins. In the context of finding an alternative biological matrix for TDM, this manuscript will provide a qualitative review on: (1) the principles of TDM; (2) alternative matrices for TDM; (3) current evidence supporting the use of interstitial fluid (ISF) for TDM in clinical models; (4) the use of microneedle technologies, which is potentially minimally invasive and pain-free, for the collection of ISF; and (5) future directions...
October 11, 2017: Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019761/contrast-enhanced-voiding-urosonography-for-vesicoureteral-reflux-diagnosis-in-children
#16
Carmina Duran, Viviana P Beltrán, Amàlia González, Carles Gómez, Javier Del Riego
Contrast-enhanced voiding urosonography (ceVUS) is a dynamic imaging technique that makes it possible to study the structure of the urinary tract after the administration of intravesical contrast material. Initially, ceVUS was indicated mainly to study vesicoureteral reflux (VUR); however, since the ability of ceVUS to depict the structure of the urethra was demonstrated in both sexes, ceVUS is now indicated for examination of the entire urinary tract. The main benefit of ceVUS is that it does not use ionizing radiation...
October 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019750/contrast-enhanced-us-assessment-of-focal-liver-lesions-in-children
#17
Sudha A Anupindi, David M Biko, Aikaterini Ntoulia, Laura Poznick, Trudy A Morgan, Kassa Darge, Susan J Back
Ultrasonography (US) is often the first line of imaging for the examination of children suspected of having liver lesions. However, gray-scale US with color Doppler imaging has limitations. The use of US contrast agents has recently been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Compared with other imaging modalities, contrast material-enhanced US (CEUS) enables the assessment of contrast enhancement patterns with a higher temporal resolution and is therefore becoming a valuable alternative imaging technique...
October 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018599/qualitative-study-of-healthcare-providers-current-practice-patterns-and-barriers-to-successful-rehydration-for-pediatric-diarrheal-illnesses-in-kenya
#18
Darlene R House, Philip Cheptinga, Daniel E Rusyniak, Rachel C Vreeman
BACKGROUND: For children worldwide, diarrhea is the second leading cause of death. These deaths are preventable by fluid resuscitation. Nasogastric tubes (NGs) have been shown to be equivalent to intravenous fluids for rehydration and recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) for use in severe dehydration. Despite this, NGs are rarely used for rehydration in Kenya. Our objective was to evaluate clinicians' adherence to rehydration guidelines and to identify barriers to the use of NGs for resuscitating dehydrated children...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016380/comparison-of-del-nido-cardioplegia-with-blood-cardioplegia-in-adult-combined-surgery
#19
Raphael Hamad, Anthony Nguyen, Éric Laliberté, Denis Bouchard, Yoan Lamarche, Ismail El-Hamamsy, Philippe Demers
OBJECTIVE: del Nido solution (DNS) is a single-dose cardioplegia designed for pediatric use proposed to offer superior myocardial protection in adults. However, few data support this claim. We hypothesized that DNS and modified blood cardioplegia solution (BS) provide equivalent safety in combined adult valve surgery. METHODS: Between November 2014 and December 2015, 25 patients underwent primary aortic valve replacement and concomitant coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with DNS...
October 7, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992328/what-parents-think-about-the-risks-and-benefits-of-antibiotics-for-their-child-s-acute-respiratory-tract-infection
#20
Julia E Szymczak, Sarah B Klieger, Matthew Miller, Alexander G Fiks, Jeffrey S Gerber
Background: Parental pressure is often cited as a reason for why pediatricians overuse antibiotics for children with acute respiratory tract infection (ARTI). We sought to capture parent perceptions of antibiotics at the time of their child's presentation with an ARTI. Methods: We conducted semistructured interviews with parents of children who presented with ARTI symptoms to 1 of 4 diverse practices in a large hospital-affiliated network of pediatric primary care practices...
September 14, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
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