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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622628/limitations-and-opportunities-for-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-in-pediatric-malignancies
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REVIEW
Jeong A Park, Nai-Kong V Cheung
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) have shown great promise in a wide spectrum of adult solid and hematological malignancies, achieving objective tumor responses and prolonging survival. However, there is limited clinical success amongst pediatric patients. In this review, we summarize the current understanding of ICI and present an up-to-date overview of recent and ongoing clinical trials of ICI in pediatric malignancies. In addition, we will discuss immunologic and clinical difficulties in this young population, as well as future prospects for combination of ICI with other immune-based and conventional treatments...
June 1, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609315/the-role-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-simulation-training-at-extracorporeal-life-support-organization-centers-in-the-united-states
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Mark F Weems, Philippe S Friedlich, Lara P Nelson, Alyssa J Rake, Laura Klee, James E Stein, Theodora A Stavroudis
INTRODUCTION: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) requires a multidisciplinary healthcare team. The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization publishes training guidelines but leaves specific requirements up to each institution. Simulation training has shown promise, but it is unclear how many institutions have incorporated simulation techniques into ECMO training to date. METHODS: We sent an electronic survey to ECMO coordinators at Extracorporeal Life Support Organization sites in the United States...
June 12, 2017: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601180/musculoskeletal-traumatic-injuries-in-children-characteristic-imaging-findings-and-mimickers
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REVIEW
Victor M Ho-Fung, Matthew A Zapala, Edward Y Lee
Musculoskeletal traumatic injuries in children demonstrate characteristic imaging findings. The physis is the most susceptible structure to traumatic injury. The periosteum in children plays a key role in rapid bone healing and stability. The main complications of fractures in children are premature physeal closure, potential limb length discrepancy, and angular deformities. Understanding the normal bone growth, healing, and complications of pediatric fractures is crucial for appropriate imaging diagnosis. This article discusses currently available imaging modalities with up-to-date techniques, underlying mechanisms, and characteristic imaging findings of musculoskeletal traumatic injuries and mimickers encountered in daily clinical practice...
July 2017: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601179/pediatric-urinary-system-neoplasms-an-overview-and-update
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REVIEW
Michael George, Jeannette M Perez-Rosello, Ali Yikilmaz, Edward Y Lee
Pediatric urinary system neoplasms are a diverse group of tumors that frequently overlap in their clinical and radiologic features. By contrast, the histopathologic classification and treatment of these entities have become increasingly refined, resulting in improved outcomes, with the overall survival of Wilms tumors now exceeding 90%. Significantly, many contemporary protocols rely on radiologic diagnosis in the absence of tissue confirmation. This review article provides up-to-date clinical, epidemiologic, and imaging findings of pediatric urinary system neoplasms and their mimics frequently encountered in daily clinical practice...
July 2017: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601175/pediatric-thoracic-anatomic-variants-what-radiologists-need-to-know
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REVIEW
Abbey J Winant, Joo Cho, Tahiya Salem Alyafei, Edward Y Lee
Anatomic variants are common incidental findings in pediatric chest imaging and can be mistaken for true underlying pathology, sometimes resulting in unnecessary additional imaging evaluation or invasive procedures. Clear understanding of the imaging characteristics and clinical significance of anatomic thoracic variants is important for accurate diagnosis and avoidance of unnecessary intervention. This article provides an up-to-date review of anatomic variants in the pediatric chest to increase knowledge and aide in timely, correct diagnosis...
July 2017: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589766/an-update-on-genomic-guided-therapies-for-pediatric-solid-tumors
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Pui Chi Tsui, Yin-Fai Lee, Zoey Wing Yee Liu, Laura Ren Huey Ip, Wenying Piao, Alan Kwok Shing Chiang, Vivian Wai Yan Lui
Currently, out of the 82 US FDA-approved targeted therapies for adult cancer treatments, only three are approved for use in children irrespective of their genomic status. Apart from leukemia, only a handful of genomic-based trials involving children with solid tumors are ongoing. Emerging genomic data for pediatric solid tumors may facilitate the development of precision medicine in pediatric patients. Here, we provide an up-to-date review of all reported genomic aberrations in the eight most common pediatric solid tumors with whole-exome sequencing or whole-genome sequencing data (from cBioPortal database, Pediatric Cancer Genome Project, Therapeutically Applicable Research to Generate Effective Treatments) and additional non-whole-exome sequencing studies...
June 7, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572410/an-innovative-comprehensive-faculty-recruitment-and-development-program-at-one-u-s-dental-school-early-results
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Emily Sabato, Jeanette E DeCastro, Kim Fenesy
Dental faculty recruitment and development are critical to replenish and cultivate sufficient and adequately prepared educators to educate future generations of dentists. At Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, the From Practice to Preceptor (FP2P) program, now in the last of its five years of funding from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), has an overall aim of recruiting, training, and retaining a diverse and well-prepared dental faculty workforce. The FP2P program introduced novel methods for recruiting and preparing new faculty members since its goal is to help participants transition from being practicing dentists to becoming part- or full-time faculty members...
June 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560211/advanced-therapy-medicinal-products-for-rare-diseases-state-of-play-of-incentives-supporting-development-in-europe
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Andreas M Farkas, Segundo Mariz, Violeta Stoyanova-Beninska, Patrick Celis, Spiros Vamvakas, Kristina Larsson, Bruno Sepodes
In 2008, the European Union introduced the Advanced Medicines Regulation aiming to improve regulation of advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs). We applied the ATMPs classification definitions in this Regulation to understand the link of this emerging group of medicinal products and the use of the Orphan Regulation. A total of 185 products that can be classified as ATMPs based on this Regulation have been submitted for orphan designation. Prior to its introduction in 2008, 4.5% of the products submitted for orphan designation met these criteria...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557762/maintenance-of-certification-and-the-challenge-of-professionalism
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David G Nichols
Board certification has been part of the social contract in which physicians commit to maintaining up-to-date scientific knowledge and improving the quality of patient care. However, the maintenance of certification program has been controversial. This review summarizes the philosophical underpinnings, published literature, recent improvements, and future directions of the American Board of Pediatrics maintenance of certification program.
May 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508132/survival-in-children-requiring-chronic-renal-replacement-therapy
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Nicholas C Chesnaye, Karlijn J van Stralen, Marjolein Bonthuis, Jérôme Harambat, Jaap W Groothoff, Kitty J Jager
Survival in the pediatric end-stage renal disease (ESRD) population has improved substantially over recent decades. Nonetheless, mortality remains at least 30 times higher than that of healthy peers. Patient survival is multifactorial and dependent on various patient and treatment characteristics and degree of economic welfare of the country in which a patient is treated. In this educational review, we aim to delineate current evidence regarding mortality risk in the pediatric ESRD population and provide pediatric nephrologists with up-to-date information required to counsel affected families...
May 15, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502829/primary-ovarian-fibrosarcoma-an-unusual-tumor-in-an-adolescent-case-report-and-review-of-the-pediatric-literature
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Bade T Kurtmen, Zafer Dokumcu, Emre Divarci, Gürdeniz Serin, Orkan Ergun, Geylani Ozok, Ahmet Celik
BACKGROUND: Primary ovarian fibrosarcomas are rare and usually observed in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. Up-to-date, there are only 3 reports of ovarian fibrosarcoma in childhood and adolescence in English literature. In this report, we aimed to present the first pediatric case with advanced staged primary ovarian fibrosarcoma and to compare with previous cases. CASE: A 14-year-old teenage girl was admitted due to a giant abdominal mass. Imaging techniques revealed a giant heterogeneous and vascular ovarian mass...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451777/infantile-cranial-fasciitis-case-based-review-and-operative-technique
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Oliver E Flouty, Anthony J Piscopo, Marshall T Holland, Kingsley Abode-Iyamah, Leslie Bruch, Arnold H Menezes, Brian J Dlouhy
BACKGROUND: Cranial fasciitis (CF) is an uncommon benign primary lesion of the skull that typically affects the pediatric age group. Due to the rarity of CF, no prospective studies exist. Earliest description of this condition dates to 1980. The limited scientific and clinical literature regarding CF is dominated by case reports. For these reasons, questions pertaining to the true incidence, genetic risk factors, prognosis, and long-term outcome remain unanswered. DISCUSSION: Clinically, CF presents as a firm, painless, growing scalp mass that is typically not considered in the differential diagnosis...
April 27, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439218/pediatric-reference-intervals-for-biochemical-markers-gaps-and-challenges-recent-national-initiatives-and-future-perspectives
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Houman Tahmasebi, Victoria Higgins, Angela W S Fung, Dorothy Truong, Nicole M A White-Al Habeeb, Khosrow Adeli
Reference intervals provide valuable information to medical practitioners in their interpretation of quantitative laboratory test results, and are critical in the assessment of patient health and in clinical decision-making. The reference interval serves as a health-associated benchmark with which to compare an individual test result. While the concept of reference intervals and their utility appear straightforward, the process of establishing accurate and reliable reference intervals is considerably complex and involved...
March 2017: EJIFCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426457/race-differences-in-initial-presentation-early-treatment-and-1-year-outcomes-of-pediatric-crohn-s-disease-results-from-the-improvecarenow-network
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Jennifer L Dotson, Michele Cho, Josh Bricker, Michael D Kappelman, Deena J Chisolm, Gitit Tomer, Wallace V Crandall
BACKGROUND: Racially disparate care has been shown to contribute to suboptimal health care outcomes for minorities. Using the ImproveCareNow network, we investigated differences in management and outcomes of pediatric patients with Crohn's disease at diagnosis and 1-year postdiagnosis. METHODS: ImproveCareNow is a learning health network for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. It contains prospective, longitudinal data from outpatient encounters. This retrospective study included all patients with Crohn's disease ≤21 years, September 2006 to October 2014, with the first recorded encounter ≤90 days from date of diagnosis and an encounter 1 year ±60 days...
May 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409732/the-surgical-treatment-of-tumors-of-the-fourth-ventricle-a-single-institution-experience
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Sherise D Ferguson, Nicholas B Levine, Dima Suki, Andrew J Tsung, Fredrick F Lang, Raymond Sawaya, Jeffrey S Weinberg, Ian E McCutcheon
OBJECTIVE Fourth ventricle tumors are rare, and surgical series are typically small, comprising a single pathology, or focused exclusively on pediatric populations. This study investigated surgical outcome and complications following fourth ventricle tumor resection in a diverse patient population. This is the largest cohort of fourth ventricle tumors described in the literature to date. METHODS This is an 18-year (1993-2010) retrospective review of 55 cases involving patients undergoing surgery for tumors of the fourth ventricle...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399525/prognosis-of-isolated-first-trimester-fetal-megacystis-with-spontaneous-resolution
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Noémie Girard, Benjamin Viaris de Lesegno, Paul Bussière, Catherine Egoroff, Anne-Gaël Cordier, Alexandra Benachi
OBJECTIVE: Fetal megacystis has a poor prognosis. During the first trimester, it is frequently associated with chromosomal abnormalities or multiple malformations, but can also be isolated and resolve spontaneously. In this study, our main objective was to determine the fetal and pediatric prognosis in this particular situation. METHODS: This was a retrospective multicenter study. We describe the cases referred to our fetal medicine centers and also cases previously reported in the international literature...
April 12, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396659/disease-phenotype-and-outcome-depending-on-the-age-at-disease-onset-in-patients-carrying-the-r92q-low-penetrance-variant-in-tnfrsf1a-gene
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Estíbaliz Ruiz-Ortiz, Estíbaliz Iglesias, Alessandra Soriano, Segundo Buján-Rivas, Marta Español-Rego, Raul Castellanos-Moreira, Adrià Tomé, Jordi Yagüe, Jordi Antón, José Hernández-Rodríguez
BACKGROUND: Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS) is an autosomal-dominant autoinflammatory disease caused by mutations in the TNFRSF1A gene. R92Q, a low-penetrance variant, is usually associated with a milder TRAPS phenotype than structural or pathogenic mutations. No studies differentiating R92Q-related disease in patients with pediatric and adult onset have been performed to date. OBJECTIVE: To analyze clinical features and disease outcomes in patients diagnosed with TRAPS associated with R92Q variant and to investigate differences between patients with pediatric and adult disease onset...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390159/the-natural-history-of-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-in-781-children-a-multicenter-international-collaboration
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Mark R Deneau, Wael El-Matary, Pamela L Valentino, Reham Abdou, Khaled Alqoaer, Mansi Amin, Achiya Z Amir, Marcus Auth, Fateh Bazerbachi, Annemarie Broderick, Albert Chan, Jillian Cotter, Sylvia Doan, Mounif El-Youssef, Federica Ferrari, Katryn N Furuya, Madeleine Gottrand, Frederic Gottrand, Nitika Gupta, Matjaz Homan, Binita M Kamath, Kyung Mo Kim, Kaija-Leena Kolho, Anastasia Konidari, Bart Koot, Raffaele Iorio, Oren Ledder, Cara Mack, Mercedes Martinez, Tamir Miloh, Parvathi Mohan, Niamh O'Cathain, Alexandra Papadopoulou, Amanda Ricciuto, Lawrence Saubermann, Pushpa Sathya, Eyal Shteyer, Vratislav Smolka, Atushi Tanaka, Raghu Varier, Veena Venkat, Bernadette Vitola, Miriam B Vos, Marek Woynarowski, Jason Yap, M K Jensen
BACKGROUND: There are limited data on the natural history of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) in children. We aimed to describe the disease characteristics and long-term outcomes of pediatric PSC. METHODS: We retrospectively collected all pediatric PSC cases from 36 participating institutions and conducted a survival analysis from the date of PSC diagnosis to dates of diagnosis of portal hypertensive or biliary complications, cholangiocarcinoma, liver transplantation, or death...
April 8, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375665/application-of-a-natural-language-processing-algorithm-to-asthma-ascertainment-an-automated-chart-review
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Chung-Il Wi, Sunghwan Sohn, Mary C Rolfes, Alicia Seabright, Euijung Ryu, Gretchen Voge, Kay A Bachman, Miguel A Park, Hirohito Kita, Ivana T Croghan, Hongfang Liu, Young J Juhn
RATIONALE: Difficulty of asthma ascertainment and its associated methodological heterogeneity have created significant barriers to asthma care and research. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the validity of an existing natural language processing (NLP) algorithm for asthma criteria to enable an automated chart review utilizing electronic medical records (EMRs). METHODS: The study was designed as a retrospective birth cohort study utilizing a random sample of 500 subjects from the 1997-2007 Mayo Birth Cohort who were born at Mayo Clinic and enrolled in primary pediatric care at Mayo Clinic Rochester...
April 4, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372790/hoverboards-a-new-cause-of-pediatric-morbidity
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Brianna L Siracuse, Joseph A Ippolito, Peter D Gibson, Kathleen S Beebe
INTRODUCTION: The hoverboard, a self-balancing powered scooter, was introduced to the market in 2015 and quickly became one of the most popular purchases of the year. As with similar products, this scooter brought a host of concerns surrounding injuries. The purpose of this study is to determine the incidence of injuries that coincided with the popularity of hoverboard. METHODS: The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) was queried from 2011 through 2015 for injuries related to scooters/skateboards, powered (product number, 5042), which includes the hoverboard...
March 27, 2017: Injury
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