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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814258/management-of-complicated-pneumonia-in-childhood-a-review-of-recent-literature
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John B Darby, Amrita Singh, Ricardo Quinonez
BACKGROUND: Despite declining rates of community acquired pneumonia (CAP) in children, complicated pneumonia has been on the rise in the last two decades. The management of complicated pneumonia is challenging and continues to be an area of investigation. Despite recently published guidelines, many gaps exist and recent studies attempt to answer challenging questions. OBJECTIVE: To review recently published literature to inform the clinician on the most up to date management of complicated pneumonia in children...
August 16, 2017: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807769/reduced-intensity-haploidentical-bone-marrow-transplantation-with-post-transplant-cyclophosphamide-for-solid-tumors-in-pediatric-and-young-adult-patients
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Nicolas J Llosa, Kenneth R Cooke, Allen Chen, Christopher Gamper, Orly Klein, Elias Zambidis, Brandon Luber, Gary Rosner, Nicholas Siegel, Mary Jo Holuba, Nancy Robey, Masanori Hayashi, Richard J Jones, Ephraim Fuchs, Matthias Holdhoff, David M Loeb, Heather J Symons
High risk, recurrent, or refractory solid tumors in pediatric, adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients have an extremely poor prognosis despite current intensive treatment regimens. We piloted an allogeneic bone marrow transplant (alloBMT) platform using a reduced intensity conditioning (RIC) and partially HLA-mismatched (haploidentical) related donors for this population of pediatric and AYA solid tumor patients. Sixteen patients received a fludarabine, cyclophosphamide (Cy), melphalan and low dose total body irradiation (TBI) RIC haploidentical BMT (haploBMT) followed by post-transplantation cyclophosphamide (PTCy), mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and sirolimus...
August 11, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805718/myoclonic-disorders
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REVIEW
Olaf Eberhardt, Helge Topka
Few movement disorders seem to make a straightforward approach to diagnosis and treatment more difficult and frustrating than myoclonus, due to its plethora of causes and its variable classifications. Nevertheless, in recent years, exciting advances have been made in the elucidation of the pathophysiology and genetic basis of many disorders presenting with myoclonus. Here, we provide a review of all of the important types of myoclonus encountered in pediatric and adult neurology, with an emphasis on the recent developments that have led to a deeper understanding of this intriguing phenomenon...
August 14, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781150/2016-guidelines-for-the-use-of-antifungal-agents-in-patients-with-invasive-fungal-diseases-in-taiwan
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REVIEW
Hsiang-Chi Kung, Po-Yen Huang, Wei-Ting Chen, Bor-Sheng Ko, Yee-Chun Chen, Shan-Chwen Chang, Yin-Ching Chuang
The Infectious Diseases Society of Taiwan, Medical Foundation in Memory of Dr. Deh-Lin Cheng, Foundation of Professor Wei-Chuan Hsieh for Infectious Diseases Research and Education, and CY Lee's Research Foundation for Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Vaccines have updated the guidelines for the use of antifungal agents in adult patients with invasive fungal diseases in Taiwan. This guideline replaces the 2009 version. Recommendations are provided for Candida, Cryptococcus, Aspergillus and Mucormycetes. The focus is based on up-to-date evidence on indications for treatment or prophylaxis of the most common clinical problems...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760611/chronically-ill-adolescents-are-also-incompletely-vaccinated-a-cross-sectional-study-in-france
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Christèle Gras-Le Guen, Arnaud Legrand, Marylène Caquard, Xavier Micaelli, Georges Picherot, Sylvie Lacroix, Christelle Volteau, Elise Launay
BACKGROUND: Adolescent vaccination coverage tends to be suboptimal, leading to resurgent infectious pathologies and vulnerability to various pathogens. The low frequency of medical consultations and missed opportunities for vaccination are often used to explain the low rate of vaccination. The aim of this study was to assess if the vaccination coverage rate is higher in chronically ill adolescents (CIA) who require a close pediatric specialized follow-up versus the rate in healthy adolescents (HA)...
July 28, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755177/evidence-base-for-multidisciplinary-care-of-pediatric-adolescent-bariatric-surgery-patients
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REVIEW
Mohamed O Elahmedi, Aayed R Alqahtani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Severe childhood obesity, defined as having a body mass index (BMI) greater than the 99th percentile for age and gender, is rising in most countries and is associated with early morbidity and mortality. Optimal management of the health of the child with obesity requires a multidisciplinary approach that identifies and treats associated derangements. RECENT FINDINGS: Lifestyle interventions such as diet, exercise, and behavioral therapy for the severely obese pediatric patient are generally not effective...
July 28, 2017: Current Obesity Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753090/brainstem-angiocentric-glioma-report-of-2-cases
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Kristin J Weaver, Lexi M Crawford, Jeffrey A Bennett, Marie L Rivera-Zengotita, David W Pincus
Angiocentric glioma is a rare tumor that was recognized by the WHO Classification of Tumours of the Central Nervous System as a distinct clinicopathological entity in 2007. Since this initial description, the vast majority of cases of angiocentric glioma reported in the literature have involved tumors of the cerebral hemispheres. To date, only 1 case of angiocentric glioma arising from the posterior midbrain has been reported. The authors present the cases of 2 pediatric patients who were found to have brainstem angiocentric gliomas...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750113/handheld-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-and-ultra-wide-field-optical-coherence-tomography-in-retinopathy-of-prematurity
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J Peter Campbell, Eric Nudleman, Jianlong Yang, Ou Tan, R V Paul Chan, Michael F Chiang, David Huang, Gangjun Liu
Importance: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a leading cause of childhood blindness worldwide. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has improved the care of adults with vitreoretinal disease, and OCT angiography (OCTA) is demonstrating promise as a technique to visualize the retinal vasculature with lower risk and cost than fluorescein angiography. However, to date, there are no commercially available devices able to obtain ultra-wide-field OCT or OCTA images in neonates. Objective: To obtain ultra-wide-field OCT and OCTA images in neonates with ROP using a prototype handheld OCT and OCTA device...
July 27, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745662/-atropine-use-for-progressive-myopia-in-children-and-adolescents
#9
T Yu Verzhanskaya
The worldwide prevalence of myopia varies within the range of 20-50% among the adult population of Europe and the United States reaching 60-90% in Asian countries. Reduction of pediatric myopia rates is an important task of medicine. From many reported conservative methods for stabilization of myopia, those that involve pharmaceutical measures are worth paying attention to. This review covers publications dated 1964 or later that contain the results of atropine use at different concentrations in children and adolescents with a minimum follow-up period of 5 years...
2017: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738175/adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-of-the-lacrimal-gland-in-a-14-year-old-male
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Michelle M Falcone, Kimberly D Tran, Mehdi Tavakoli, Daniel F Ortiz, Julio C Barredo, Wendy W Lee
Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the lacrimal gland is an aggressive, malignant epithelial neoplasm. This tumor is rarely seen in adults and even less commonly seen in children and adolescents; thus, there have been no large studies to date describing the optimal treatment of this malignancy in the pediatric population. Here, we report a case of lacrimal gland ACC in a 14-year-old male treated with neoadjuvant intra-arterial chemotherapy followed by globe-sparing tumor resection and chemoradiation. At 2-year follow-up, he remains disease free without evidence of tumor recurrence...
July 24, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717532/retrograde-intrarenal-surgery-for-renal-stones-part-1
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REVIEW
Ben Van Cleynenbreugel, Özcan Kılıç, Murat Akand
The main aim in the treatment of renal stones is to clearance of the stones completely with the least morbidity. Parallel to the improvements in technology during recent years, new flexible ureterorenoscopes and effective lithotripters such as holmium laser have been developed, thus retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) has become an efficient and safe option in the management of urinary system stone disease with a gradually increasing popularity. Therewithal, innovations in auxiliary equipment such as guide-wires, ureteral access sheath and stone baskets have made this procedure more effective...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708880/pediatric-sleep-apnea-and-depressive-disorders-risk-a-population-based-15-year-retrospective-cohort-study
#12
Chun-Hung Chang, Shaw-Ji Chen, Chieh-Yu Liu
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown a higher risk of depressive disorders in children with sleep apnea than in those without sleep apnea. However, the association between sleep apnea and subsequent depressive disorders in the pediatric population remains undetermined. Thus, this study investigated the risk of depressive disorders among pediatric patients with sleep apnea. METHODS: In this study, the population-based National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan was used to identify patients who had first been diagnosed with sleep apnea between 1999 and 2013...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693116/long-term-follow-up-of-a-child-with-klinefelter-syndrome-and-achondroplasia-from-infancy-to-16-years
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Jessica D Arditi, Loretta Thomaidis, Helen Frysira, Artemis Doulgeraki, George P Chrousos, Christina Kanaka-Gantenbein
BACKGROUND: Achondroplasia (ACH), an autosomal dominant skeletal dysplasia, occurs in approximately 1:20,000 births. On the other hand, 47,XXY aneuploidy (Klinefelter syndrome [KS]) is the most common sex chromosome disorder, with a prevalence of approximately 1:600 males. To the best of our knowledge, only five cases of patients presenting both ACH and KS have been reported to date in the international literature. However, none of these cases has been longitudinally followed during the entire childhood...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677269/impact-of-a-pharmacist-led-vaccine-recommendation-program-for-pediatric-kidney-transplant-candidates
#14
Clarice E Carthon, Reed C Hall, Pamela R Maxwell, Barrett R Crowther
Pediatric transplant recipients commonly have deficient vaccination status at the time of transplantation. Utilizing transplant pharmacists to improve vaccination rates has not previously been described. This single-center, retrospective study evaluated the impact of transplant pharmacist interventions on the completion rate of vaccination schedules at time of kidney transplant. Patients who received pharmacist-led vaccination recommendations prior to transplant were compared to patients without pharmacist recommendations...
July 4, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672740/long-term-follow-up-of-a-child-with-klinefelter-syndrome-and-achondroplasia-from-infancy-to-16-years
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Jessica D Arditi, Loretta Thomaidis, Helen Frysira, Artemis Doulgeraki, George P Chrousos, Christina Kanaka-Gantenbein
BACKGROUND: Achondroplasia (ACH), an autosomal dominant skeletal dysplasia, occurs in approximately 1:20,000 births. On the other hand, 47,XXY aneuploidy (Klinefelter syndrome [KS]) is the most common sex chromosome disorder, with a prevalence of approximately 1:600 males. To the best of our knowledge, only five cases of patients presenting both ACH and KS have been reported to date in the international literature. However, none of these cases has been longitudinally followed during the entire childhood...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670826/current-practices-are-variable-in-the-evaluation-and-management-of-patients-with-anomalous-aortic-origin-of-a-coronary-artery-results-of-a-survey
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Hitesh Agrawal, Carlos M Mery, Patrick E Day, S Kristen Sexson Tejtel, E Dean McKenzie, Charles D Fraser, Athar M Qureshi, Silvana Molossi
BACKGROUND: Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA) is the second leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes in the USA. Long-term outcome data for these patients are lacking to date. There is insufficient knowledge on the best approach to these patients and they are managed in a nonuniform manner. METHODS: An online survey of 15 questions regarding management of AAOCA was sent out to 198 cardiac healthcare providers. The goal was to define gaps in knowledge to justify a dedicated scientific forum for discussion of AAOCA...
July 2, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622628/limitations-and-opportunities-for-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-in-pediatric-malignancies
#17
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...
July 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
#18
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...
August 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
#19
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
#20
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
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