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Muralidhar Pai K, R Chandrasekhar Naidu, A Raja, Y S Rai, Niranjan Kumar, Anand Kini, Santhosh Joseph, Vinod Hegde, H S Ballal, Ramoorthi Rao, Saroja V Sharma, Vinay Kumar Valakatte
Craniopagus twins are conjoined twins fused at the cranium. This is the rarest anomaly seen in conjoined twins and craniopagus twins account for 2- 6% of conjoined twins. Conjoined twins are also extremely rare, with the anomaly seen in about 10-20 subjects per billion births. A female preponderance has been noted. Craniopagus twins can be classified into complete or partial, depending on whether or not they have shared dural venous sinuses. They can be further classified into angular or total depending on the alignment of the inter-twin longitudinal axis...
March 2018: Neurology India
Megan H M Kuba, Byron H Izuka
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have showed the efficacy of removable brace treatment for distal radius buckle fractures in children, whereas others have independently suggested that these injuries do not require additional radiographic imaging. However, no study has sought to collectively determine whether treating pediatric distal radius buckle fractures with a removable brace and no follow-up visit or imaging after the initial visit is a safe and satisfactory protocol. METHODS: In total, 42 consecutive patients with a distal forearm buckle fracture seen by a single fellowship trained pediatric orthopaedic surgeon were eligible to participate...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
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BACKGROUND: Chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU)/spontaneous urticaria (CSU) is defined by the presence of wheals,angioedema, or both for 6 weeks, with or without an identifiable trigger. Real-world health care data among children withCIU/CSU remain scarce. OBJECTIVES: To describe treatment patterns, health care resource utilization (HRU), and costs in pediatric patients with CIU/CSU (12 years old) and to compare these with pediatric patients without CIU/CSU. METHODS: A commercial administrative claims data base (September 2013 to June 2016) was used...
March 7, 2018: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
Carine Weber Pires, Djessica Pedrotti, Tathiane Larissa Lenzi, Fabio Zovico Maxnuck Soares, Patricia Klarmann Ziegelmann, Rachel de Oliveira Rocha
This study aimed to compare the longevity of different conventional restorative materials placed in posterior primary teeth. This systematic review was conducted following the PRISMA statement and registered in PROSPERO (CRD42016035775). A comprehensive electronic search without date or language restrictions was performed in PubMed/MEDLINE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Scopus, Turning Research Into Practice (TRIP) and Clinical Trials databases up to January 2017, selecting randomized clinical trials that assessed the longevity of at least two different conventional restorative materials performed in primary molars...
March 1, 2018: Brazilian Oral Research
Andrew Chia Chen Chou, Ho Yin Kevin Wong, Sumanth Kumar, Arjandas Mahadev
BACKGROUND: Distal humerus physeal separations are rare pediatric elbow fractures that are often misdiagnosed and difficult to treat. Adequate reduction is often technically challenging and up to 71% of children develop postoperative cubitus varus. We propose using the medial and lateral humeral lines as an adjunct to elbow arthrography in order to guide intraoperative fixation of distal humerus physeal separations to reduce the incidence of postoperative cubitus varus. METHODS: From 2009 to 2014, all pediatric patients under the age of 3 diagnosed with a distal humerus physeal separation and treated surgically at our institution were included for analysis...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Tamara D Simon, Wren Haaland, Katherine Hawley, Karen Lambka, Rita Mangione-Smith
OBJECTIVES: To modify the Pediatric Medical Complexity Algorithm (PMCA) to include both International Classification of Diseases, Ninth and Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9/10-CM) codes for classifying children with chronic disease (CD) by level of medical complexity; and to assess the sensitivity and specificity of the new PMCA Version 3.0 for correctly identifying level of medical complexity. METHODS: To create Version 3.0, PMCA Version 2.0 was modified to include ICD-10-CM codes...
February 26, 2018: Academic Pediatrics
Mark C Liszewski, Edward Y Lee
OBJECTIVE: Lung disease is a common indication for newborns to require medical attention, and neonatal chest radiographs are among the most common studies interpreted by pediatric radiologists. Radiographic features of many neonatal lung disorders overlap, and it may be difficult to differentiate among conditions. CONCLUSION: This review presents an up-to-date practical approach to the radiologic diagnosis of neonatal lung disorders, with a focus on pattern recognition and consideration of clinical history, patient age, and symptoms...
February 28, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Lorin Stahlschmidt, Boris Zernikow, Julia Wager
OBJECTIVES: Although treatment satisfaction is recommended in the Pediatric Initiative on Methods, Measurement, and Pain Assessment in Clinical Trials (PedIMMPACT) as a core outcome measure in pediatric chronic pain clinical trials, no results regarding this outcome measure have been reported to date for intensive interdisciplinary pain treatment in children and adolescents. The aim of the present study was to close this gap and investigate the treatment satisfaction of pediatric patients with different chronic pain disorders who received intensive interdisciplinary pain treatment and who were followed up over four years...
February 26, 2018: Clinical Journal of Pain
Kathryn Iammarino, James Marrie, Mitchell Selhorst, Linda P Lowes
Background: Ankle injuries account for up to 40% of all sport related injuries. These injuries can result in weeks to months of missed sport or work. The PRICE (Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) treatment is standard care for most acute ankle sprains. Recently, early mobilization in adults has been shown to decrease time off from sport or work, and the likelihood of developing chronic instability. To date, no research has been performed assessing the effectiveness of early mobilization in pediatric patients (<18 years)...
February 2018: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
Matthew A Kemertzis, Harene Ranjithakumaran, Meredith Hand, Michelle Peate, Lynn Gillam, Maria McCarthy, Leanne Super, Sarah McQuillan, Sarah Drew, Yasmin Jayasinghe, Lisa Orme
PURPOSE: Fertility preservation (FP) discussions in children with cancer presents unique challenges due to ethical considerations, lack of models-of-care, and the triadic nature of discussions. This study evaluated a fertility toolkit for clinicians involved in FP discussions with pediatric, adolescent, and young adult patients and parents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A survey-based, longitudinal study of clinicians at The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne involved in FP discussions undertaken at 3 time-points: 2014, alongside an education session for baseline assessment of oncofertility practices (survey 1); after each toolkit use to evaluate case-specific implementation (survey 2); 2016, to evaluate impact on clinical practice (survey 3)...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
Serina Padilla, Gretchen Homan, Matt Engel, Carolyn R Ahlers-Schmidt, Kari Harris
Background: Kansas falls consistently below average for adolescent vaccination of meningococcal (MCV), human papillomavirus (HPV), and influenza. Methods: For this study, the members of Kansas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics were emailed a confidential electronic survey soliciting their impressions of vaccination in their practice. Results: Of 137 providers emailed, 61 (45%) completed the survey. Thirteen providers were excluded as they did not see/vaccinate adolescents or did not complete the survey...
November 2017: Kansas Journal of Medicine
Jagath C Ranasinghe, Chandani Wickramasinghe, Ganganath Rodrigo
BACKGROUND: Temporalis muscle hypertrophy is a rare entity of masticatory muscle hypertrophy. All types of masticatory muscle hypertrophies have been documented of which temporalis muscle hypertrophy is one. Temporalis muscle hypertrophy is most commonly bilateral and usually associated with other types of masticatory muscles hypertrophy such as masseter or pterygoid hypertrophy. However, isolated unilateral temporalis muscle hypertrophy is extremely rare and only 9 cases have been reported to date in English literature since 1990 with only two patients less than 18 years...
February 19, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
Toni Rush, Megan McGeary, Nicholas Sicignano, Melissa A Buryk
OBJECTIVES: To describe the incidence and prevalence of type 1 diabetes among pediatric dependents of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). METHODS: The Military Health System (MHS) Data Repository was used to identify pediatric patients (≤ 17 years of age) with type 1 diabetes from January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2012. Annual incidence, annual prevalence and adjusted incidence were calculated and stratified by sex, age group and region of residence. RESULTS: Within a 6-year study period from 2007-2012, 5,616 pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes were identified; 57% male, mean (SD) age of 10...
February 15, 2018: Pediatric Diabetes
Tena Rosser
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article presents an up-to-date summary of the genetic etiology, diagnostic criteria, clinical features, and current management recommendations for the most common neurocutaneous disorders encountered in clinical adult and pediatric neurology practices. RECENT FINDINGS: The phakomatoses are a phenotypically and genetically diverse group of multisystem disorders that primarily affect the skin and central nervous system. A greater understanding of the genetic and biological underpinnings of numerous neurocutaneous disorders has led to better clinical characterization, more refined diagnostic criteria, and improved treatments in neurofibromatosis type 1, Legius syndrome, neurofibromatosis type 2, Noonan syndrome with multiple lentigines, tuberous sclerosis complex, Sturge-Weber syndrome, and incontinentia pigmenti...
February 2018: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
Paul V Williams, Abhishek Kavati, Dominic Pilon, Yongling Xiao, Maryia Zhdanava, Maria-Magdalena Balp, Patrick Lefebvre, Benjamin Ortiz, Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo
INTRODUCTION: Few studies have described chronic idiopathic/spontaneous urticaria (CIU/CSU) healthcare burden in adults, while this information remains largely unknown in children. We aimed to describe treatment patterns, healthcare resource utilization (HRU), and costs in CIU/CSU pediatric patients, as well as to compare HRU and costs in CIU/CSU and CIU/CSU-free pediatric patients. METHODS: Medicaid claims from four states (09/01/2013-03/31/2016) were used to identify patients less than 12 years old...
February 10, 2018: Dermatology and Therapy
Naoko Maeda, Akiko Saito, Akiko Kada, Toshihiko Imamura, Akira Hayakawa, Keizo Horibe, Atsushi Sato
BACKGROUND: Long-term follow-up in adulthood after childhood cancer therapy is particularly important because of the risk of late effects, and information on the rate of continuing hospital visits by childhood cancer survivors (CCSs) is also important for the planning of studies on the risk of late effects. METHODS: The rate of continuing hospital visits ("long-term follow-up") in 1,252 cases registered in the multicenter Japan Association of Childhood Leukemia Study on Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (JACLS ALL-02) was investigated using data from its electronic data capture (EDC) system, including case number, date of diagnosis, date of therapy completion, date of birth, sex, survival or death, date of death, date of last outcome confirmation, and facility code...
February 7, 2018: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
Andrea Párniczky, Maisam Abu-El-Haija, Sohail Husain, Mark Lowe, Grzegorz Oracz, Miklós Sahin-Tóth, Flóra K Szabó, Aliye Uc, Michael Wilschanski, Heiko Witt, László Czakó, Tassos Grammatikopoulos, Ib Christian Rasmussen, Robert Sutton, Péter Hegyi
BACKGROUND: Pediatric pancreatitis is an underdiagnosed disease with variable etiology. In the past 10-15 years the incidence of pediatric pancreatitis has increased, it is now 3.6-13.3 cases per 100,000 children. Up-to-date evidence based management guidelines are lacking for the pediatric pancreatitis. The European Pancreatic Club, in collaboration with the Hungarian Pancreatic Study Group organized a consensus guideline meeting on the diagnosis and management of pancreatitis in the pediatric population...
January 4, 2018: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
Hayley Henrikson Estrem, Suzanne M Thoyre, Kathleen A Knafl, Britt Frisk Pados, Marcia Van Riper
Pediatric feeding problems occur in 25% of the general pediatric population and up to 80% of those who have developmental delays. When feeding problems place the child at nutritional risk, families are typically encouraged to increase their child's intake. Family mealtime can become a battle, which further reinforces problematic feeding behaviors from the child and intensifies well-intentioned but unguided parental mealtime efforts. Family has an essential influence on feeding; however, studies to date neglect to address the family context of feeding difficulty...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
Meiqin Di, Zhuqing Yang, Dansi Qi, Hongyan Lai, Junzheng Wu, Huacheng Liu, Xuefei Ye, Wangning ShangGuan, Qingquan Lian, Jun Li
BACKGROUND: It has been known that Dexmedetomidine pre-medication enhances the effects of volatile anesthetics, reduces the need of sevoflurane, and facilitates smooth extubation in anesthetized children. This present study was designed to determine the effects of different doses of intravenous dexmedetomidine pre-medication on minimum alveolar concentration of sevoflurane for smooth tracheal extubation (MACEX ) in anesthetized children. METHODS: A total of seventy-five pediatric patients, aged 3-7 years, ASA physical status I and II, and undergoing tonsillectomy were randomized to receive intravenous saline (Group D0 ), dexmedetomidine 1 μg∙kg-1 (Group D1 ), or dexmedetomidine 2 μg∙kg-1 (Group D2 ) approximately 10 min before anesthesia start...
January 17, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
Allan F Simpao, Luis M Ahumada, Beatriz Larru Martinez, Ana M Cardenas, Talene A Metjian, Kaede V Sullivan, Jorge A Gálvez, Bimal R Desai, Mohamed A Rehman, Jeffrey S Gerber
BACKGROUND:  Hospitals use antibiograms to guide optimal empiric antibiotic therapy, reduce inappropriate antibiotic usage, and identify areas requiring intervention by antimicrobial stewardship programs. Creating a hospital antibiogram is a time-consuming manual process that is typically performed annually. OBJECTIVE:  We aimed to apply visual analytics software to electronic health record (EHR) data to build an automated, electronic antibiogram ("e-antibiogram") that adheres to national guidelines and contains filters for patient characteristics, thereby providing access to detailed, clinically relevant, and up-to-date antibiotic susceptibility data...
January 2018: Applied Clinical Informatics
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