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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325237/neuroleptic-malignant-syndrome-diagnosis-and-management
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Michael R Ware, David B Feller, Karen L Hall
Objective: To provide an overview of neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) for the general practitioner with the most up-to-date information on etiology, workup, and management. Data Sources: The search using PubMed included articles with the key words neuroleptic malignant syndrome, antipsychotics, neuroleptics, diagnosis, and treatment of neuroleptic malignant syndrome published in English from January 2000 to 2017. Single-case reports and articles dealing with the pediatric patient population were excluded...
January 4, 2018: Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303456/bobble-head-doll-syndrome-report-of-2-cases-and-a-review-of-the-literature-with-video-documentation-of-the-clinical-phenomenon
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Bryan Renne, Stefan Rueckriegel, Sudheesh Ramachandran, Julia Radic, Paul Steinbok, Ash Singhal
Bobble-head doll syndrome (BHDS) is a rare pediatric movement disorder presenting with involuntary 2- to 3-Hz head movements. Common signs and symptoms also found on presentation include macrocephaly, ataxia, developmental delay, optic disc pallor or atrophy, hyperreflexia, tremor, obesity, endocrinopathy, visual disturbance or impairment, headache, and vomiting, among others. The syndrome is associated with suprasellar cysts, third ventricular cysts, or aqueductal obstruction, along with a few other less common conditions...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298678/the-brainfit-study-efficacy-of-cognitive-training-and-exergaming-in-pediatric-cancer-survivors-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Valentin Benzing, Noëmi Eggenberger, Janine Spitzhüttl, Valerie Siegwart, Manuela Pastore-Wapp, Claus Kiefer, Nedelina Slavova, Michael Grotzer, Theda Heinks, Mirko Schmidt, Achim Conzelmann, Maja Steinlin, Regula Everts, Kurt Leibundgut
BACKGROUND: Cancer survival comes at a price: pediatric cancer survivors bear a high risk for a wide range of cognitive difficulties. Therefore, interventions targeting these difficulties are required. The aim of the present clinical trial is to extend empirical evidence about efficacy of cognitive and physical training in pediatric cancer survivors. It is hypothesized that early cognitive and physical interventions affect the remediation of pediatric cancer survivors in terms of improved executive functions (primary outcome)...
January 3, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287887/infection-rates-of-mrsa-in-complicated-pediatric-rhinosinusitis-an-up-to-date-review
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Chelsea S Hamill, Kevin J Sykes, Christopher J Harrison, Robert A Weatherly
INTRODUCTION: Published studies have reported a rise in MRSA isolates in head and neck infections, but the microbiology of complicated pediatric rhinosinusitis is unclear. One study of such patients showed that MRSA isolates were seen only in the last three years of data collection, suggesting a possible recent increased prevalence. Given the public health concerns of increasing rates of antimicrobial resistance, the goal of this study was to investigate the microbiologic patterns and outcomes of complicated pediatric rhinosinusitis...
January 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287875/coblation-versus-microdebrider-in-pediatric-adenoidectomy
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Chris Mularczyk, David L Walner, Katherine K Hamming
OBJECTIVE: To compare and contrast coblation and microdebrider with touch-up electrocautery (ME) for adenoidectomy in children. METHODS: Patients <18 years old undergoing adenoidectomy without tonsillectomy were selected for this prospective, single-blinded, randomized controlled trial. Participants were enrolled into one of two groups based on birth date: coblation or ME. The surgeons completed a standard survey about intraoperative factors for each method. Recovery nurses filled out a standardized survey postoperatively...
January 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279505/current-status-and-issues-regarding-transitional-health-care-for-adults-and-young-adults-with-special-health-care-needs-in-japan
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Hiroyuki Ariyasu, Takashi Akamizu
With the progress of medical care in recent years, the prognosis of intractable diseases of childhood onset has markedly improved. Young adults with special health care needs require continuous medical support throughout their lifetimes. To provide them with optimal health care services, a smooth transition from the pediatric medical system to the adult one is essential. However, in Japan many adult health providers are not sufficiently prepared to care for these patients, due both to limited opportunities to gain up-to-date medical knowledge on transitional health care and a lack of familiarity with the medical treatment of childhood-onset chronic diseases...
December 27, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275265/anesthetic-and-pharmacologic-considerations-in-perioperative-care-of-obese-children
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REVIEW
Vidya Chidambaran, Anurag Tewari, Mohamed Mahmoud
PURPOSE: Anesthetic management of obese pediatric patients is challenging. With increasing prevalence of childhood obesity, more severely obese children with comorbidities present for surgery every day. The purpose of this review is to provide an up-to-date comprehensive narrative review on the impact of pathophysiological changes imposed by pediatric obesity on the perioperative management of obese children, especially drug dosing. This knowledge is necessary to provide safe delivery of anesthesia for severely obese children...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258699/local-control-for-vaginal-botryoid-rhabdomyosarcoma-with-prerectal-transperineal-surgical-resection-and-autologous-buccal-graft-vaginal-replacement-a-novel-minimally-invasive-radiation-sparing-approach
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Jennifer G Michlitsch, Rodrigo L P Romao, Joseph M Gleason, Luis H Braga, Lisa Allen, Abha Gupta, Armando J Lorenzo
PURPOSE: Localized vaginal rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is associated with a favorable prognosis, but strategies for local control remain controversial. The use of radiotherapy (RT) can have important long-term sequelae, while traditional resection involves major reconstructive surgery. We describe a new surgical approach employing a minimally-invasive resection and immediate reconstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Records from 4 consecutive patients with localized vaginal RMS managed in 4 major pediatric referral centers were reviewed...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241743/glaucoma-after-lens-sparing-vitrectomy-for-advanced-retinopathy-of-prematurity
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Eric Nudleman, Ilkay Kilic Muftuoglu, Raouf Gaber, Joshua Robinson, Kimberly Drenser, Antonio Capone, Michael T Trese
PURPOSE: To report the incidence of, and factors related to, glaucoma after lens-sparing vitrectomy (LSV) surgery in advanced retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). DESIGN: Retrospective case series at a single tertiary referral pediatric vitreoretinal practice. PARTICIPANTS: Four hundred and one eyes from 270 patients were included. METHODS: The medical records of patients who underwent LSV for stage 4A, 4B, and 5 ROP were retrospectively reviewed...
December 11, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239957/american-college-of-surgeons-children-s-surgery-verification-quality-improvement-program-what-anesthesiologists-need-to-know-now
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Melissa Brooks Peterson, Constance S Houck, Jayant K Deshpande, Randall P Flick
A task force of pediatric surgical specialists with the support of The American College of Surgeons recently launched a verification program for pediatric surgery, the Children's Surgery Verification quality improvement program, with the goal of improving pediatric surgical, procedural, and perioperative care. Included in this program are specific standards for the delivery of pediatric anesthesia care across a variety of practice settings. We review the background, available evidence, requirements for verification, and verification process and its implications for the practice of pediatric anesthesia across the country...
December 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239803/ultrasound-guided-ureteroscopy-in-children-safety-and-success
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Jeffrey C Morrison, Jason P Van Batavia, Kassa Darge, Christopher J Long, Aseem R Shukla, Arun K Srinivasan
INTRODUCTION: Ureteroscopy has been shown to be a highly efficacious and safe modality for the treatment of pediatric urolithiasis. However, conventional ureteroscopy relies on fluoroscopy for intraoperative guidance, exposing both patient and operating room personnel to ionizing radiation. Pediatric urolithiasis patients are at a particularly increased risk from this radiation exposure. The use of ultrasound in place of fluoroscopy for intraoperative guidance has emerged as one modification that can reduce radiation exposure during ureteroscopy...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238574/role-of-guaifenesin-in-the-management-of-chronic-bronchitis-and-upper-respiratory-tract-infections
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REVIEW
Helmut H Albrecht, Peter V Dicpinigaitis, Eric P Guenin
Guaifenesin, a mucoactive drug, acts by loosening mucus in the airways and making coughs more productive. It is used for relief of wet cough and chest congestion due to the common cold, and remains the only legally marketed expectorant in the US (per OTC Monograph). An ingredient in numerous over-the-counter (OTC) cough/cold medications, guaifenesin has a secondary indication for use in stable chronic bronchitis (professional indication). Clinical pharmacology and patient studies support the clinical utility of guaifenesin in respiratory conditions where mucus hypersecretion is prevalent: acute upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs), stable chronic bronchitis, and possibly rhinosinusitis...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226089/oncolytic-adenoviruses-as-a-therapeutic-approach-for-osteosarcoma-a-new-hope
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REVIEW
Marc Garcia-Moure, Naiara Martinez-Vélez, Ana Patiño-García, Marta M Alonso
Osteosarcoma is the most common bone cancer among those with non-hematological origin and affects mainly pediatric patients. In the last 50 years, refinements in surgical procedures, as well as the introduction of aggressive neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapeutic cocktails, have increased to nearly 70% the survival rate of these patients. Despite the initial therapeutic progress the fight against osteosarcoma has not substantially improved during the last three decades, and almost 30% of the patients do not respond or recur after the standard treatment...
November 2017: Journal of Bone Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216286/migraine-and-risk-of-narcolepsy-in-children-a-nationwide-longitudinal-study
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Chun-Pai Yang, Meng-Lun Hsieh, Jen-Huai Chiang, Hsing-Yi Chang, Vivian Chia-Rong Hsieh
BACKGROUND: The association between migraine and narcolepsy remains controversial. We aim to investigate whether migraine is associated with an increased risk of developing narcolepsy in children. METHODS: In this longitudinal study, nationwide medical-claims data of pediatric patients (0-17y) with migraine are identified using the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) between 1997 and 2010 in Taiwan. Two cohorts are selected: migraine cases (n = 8,923) and propensity score-matched non-migraine controls (n = 35,692)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213221/omalizumab-in-children-with-severe-allergic-asthma-the-italian-real-life-experience
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Amelia Licari, Riccardo Castagnoli, Chiara Denicolò, Linda Rossini, Manuela Seminara, Lucia Sacchi, Giorgia Testa, Mara De Amici, Gian Luigi Marseglia
Background: Anti-IgE treatment represents a major breakthrough in the therapeutic management of severe allergic asthma. To date, omalizumab is the only biological drug currently licensed as add-on therapy in children aged > 6 years with moderate-to-severe and severe allergic asthma uncontrolled after treatment with high dose of inhaled corticosteroids plus long-acting inhaled beta2-agonist. The clinical efficacy and safety of omalizumab treatment in the pediatric population has been extensively documented in specific trials and consistently expanded from real-life studies...
March 2017: Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200252/fetal-adrenal-gland-enlargement-prenatal-and-postnatal-management
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BACKGROUND: The enlargement of suprarenal gland is related to preterm birth and the birth weight. The ultrasound measurement of fetal adrenal gland volume may identify women at risk for impending preterm birth. The aim of our study was to investigate the newborns in the region of western Slovakia followed up due to suprarenal gland enlargement. To set the ratio of prenatally diagnosed suprarenal gland enlargment, postnatal managment and treatment and interventions. The newborns with congenital adrenal hyperplasia were excluded...
November 4, 2017: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195830/retrograde-intrarenal-surgery-using-ureteral-access-sheaths-is-a-safe-and-effective-treatment-for-renal-stones-in-children-weighing-20%C3%A2-kg
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Alfredo Berrettini, Luca Boeri, Emanuele Montanari, Mirella Mogiatti, Pietro Acquati, Elisa De Lorenzis, Andrea Gallioli, Erika Adalgisa De Marco, Dario Guido Minoli, Gianantonio Manzoni
INTRODUCTION: Surgical treatment of pediatric kidney stones has changed dramatically in recent years because of the miniaturization of surgical instruments and the availability of intracorporeal lithotripters. The retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) technique is nowadays considered an effective and safe procedure but studies in very young children are lacking and use of a ureteral access sheath (UAS) has also been debated. OBJECTIVE: To assess safety and efficacy of RIRS using UAS in children weighing < 20 kg...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183202/outcome-of-children-and-adolescents-with-relapsed-hodgkin-lymphoma-treated-with-high-dose-therapy-and-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-the-memorial-sloan-kettering-cancer-center-experience
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Lisa Giulino-Roth, Tara O'Donohue, Zhengming Chen, Tanya M Trippett, Elizabeth Klein, Nancy A Kernan, Rachel Kobos, Susan E Prockop, Andromachi Scaradavou, Neerav Shukla, Peter G Steinherz, Alison J Moskowitz, Craig H Moskowitz, Farid Boulad
To evaluate outcomes and prognostic markers among children with relapsed Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) treated with autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT), we conducted a retrospective analysis of 36 consecutive pediatric patients treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center from 1989 to 2013. With a median follow-up of 9.6 years, the 10-year overall survival (OS) and event-free survival (EFS) were 74.1 and 67.1% respectively. Absence of B-symptoms, chemotherapy-sensitive disease, and transplant date after 1997 were each associated with superior EFS [HR 0...
November 29, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176537/novel-surgical-technique-for-inducing-posterior-vitreous-detachment-during-pars-plana-vitrectomy-for-pediatric-patients-using-a-flexible-loop
#19
Linda A Cernichiaro-Espinosa, Audina M Berrocal
PURPOSE: Vitreoretinal surgical diseases in children are challenging because of the complex features of the vitreous, retina, and the interface between them. Posterior vitreous detachment is a crucial step during vitrectomy. To date, pharmacologic vitreolysis that liquefies the vitreous and disrupts the posterior hyaloid attachment to the retina has been studied. However, there are reports of unexplained adverse effects. We describe a case performed with a reproducible, safe and time-saving technique using a commercially available flexible loop for posterior vitreous detachment induction in a pediatric patient...
November 22, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176498/zika-clinical-updates-implications-for-pediatrics
#20
Kristina Adachi, Karin Nielsen-Saines
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Zika virus (ZIKV), a mosquito-borne flavivirus, has gained recognition over the past few years as an important new cause of congenital infection. As a result, it is critical that pediatricians understand its epidemiology, clinical presentation, clinical sequelae, and management. RECENT FINDINGS: The recent ZIKV epidemiology, clinical presentation of acute infection in children and complications, perinatal infection, and congenital infection will be summarized in this ZIKV review...
November 25, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
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