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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149396/a-survey-on-pediatric-brain-death-and-on-organ-transplantation-how-did-the-law-amendment-change-the-awareness-of-pediatric-healthcare-providers
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Takashi Araki, Hiroyuki Yokota, Koutaro Ichikawa
OBJECTIVES: In Japanese society taking a cautious attitude towards organ transplantation, we investigate how amendment of the Organ Transplant Law which legalized brain death (BD) determination criteria changed the awareness concerning BD and organ transplantation of pediatric healthcare providers. METHODS: The questionnaire survey adopted the bearer method and was sent to members of the Japanese Society of Emergency Pediatrics (JSEP). In both the surveys of 2008 and 2016, the same item "Questionnaire survey on BD and organ transplant" was disseminated...
October 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149389/autoregulation-in-paediatric-tbi-current-evidence-and-implications-for-treatment
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Joseph E Donnelly, Adam M H Young, Ken Brady
BACKGROUND: Children who survive acute traumatic brain injury are at risk of death from subsequent brain swelling and secondary injury. Strict physiologic management in the ICU after traumatic brain injury is believed to be key to survival, and cerebral perfusion pressure is a prominent aspect of post brain injury care. However, optimal cerebral perfusion pressure targets for children are not known. Autoregulation monitoring has been used to delineate individualized optimal perfusion pressures for patients with traumatic brain injury...
October 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149386/glucose-metabolism-in-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury
#3
Mayumi L Prins
Traumatic brain injury is the number one cause of death and disability among the pediatric population in the USA. The heterogeneity of the pediatric population is reflected by both the normal cerebral maturation and the age differences in the causes of TBI, which generate unique age-related pathophysiology responses and recovery profiles. This review will address the normal changes in cerebral glucose metabolism throughout developmental phases and how TBI alters glucose metabolism. Evidence has shown that TBI disrupts the biochemical processing of glucose to energy...
October 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142631/mortality-and-epidemiology-in-256-cases-of-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury-korean-neuro-trauma-data-bank-system-kntdbs-2010-2014
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Hee-Won Jeong, Seung-Won Choi, Jin-Young Youm, Jeong-Wook Lim, Hyon-Jo Kwon, Shi-Hun Song
Objective: Among pediatric injury, brain injury is a leading cause of death and disability. To improve outcomes, many developed countries built neurotrauma databank (NTDB) system but there was not established nationwide coverage NTDB until 2009 and there have been few studies on pediatric traumatic head injury (THI) patients in Korea. Therefore, we analyzed epidemiology and outcome from the big data of pediatric THI. Methods: We collected data on pediatric patients from 23 university hospitals including 9 regional trauma centers from 2010 to 2014 and analyzed their clinical factors (sex, age, initial Glasgow coma scale, cause and mechanism of head injury, presence of surgery)...
November 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135293/-from-the-hallervorden-spatz-eponym-to-the-molecular-terminology
#5
Ferenc Garzuly
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: A combination of Niemann-Pick- and Hallervorden-Spatz diseases led to the death of a 17-year-old boy in 1994. Genetic counseling necessitated further investigations in 2017. Meanwhile, the nomenclature of Hallervorden-Spatz disease has been abandoned. The author analyze the reasons for this change. METHOD: Professional activities of Hallervorden and Spatz during and after the Nazi euthanasia program are presented. Also, the scientific efforts that led to the discovery of the genetic background of the disease and ultimately to its new name are highlighted...
October 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129151/false-positive-diagnosis-of-brain-death-following-the-pediatric-guidelines-case-report-and-discussion
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D Alan Shewmon
A 2-year-old boy with severe head trauma was diagnosed brain dead according to the 2011 Pediatric Guidelines. Computed tomographic (CT) scan showed massive cerebral edema with herniation. Intracranial pressures were extremely high, with cerebral perfusion pressures around 0 for several hours. An apnea test was initially contraindicated; later, one had to be terminated due to oxygen desaturation when the Pco2 had risen to 57.9 mm Hg. An electroencephalogram (EEG) was probably isoelectric but formally interpreted as equivocal...
December 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106862/an-investigation-of-operative-outcomes-pediatric-invasive-fungal-sinusitis
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Curtis Hanba, Peter F Svider, Wanda Lai, Syed Naweed Raza, Anthony Sheyn, Jean Anderson Eloy, Adam J Folbe
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Invasive fungal sinusitis is an uncommon entity among children. Early recognition is crucial for facilitating successful treatment with minimal morbidity. The goal of this analysis was to identify patient characteristics associated with high-risk surgical disease through a population-based examination into this rare and deadly disease process. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of the 2009 and 2012 Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) was conducted...
November 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074134/severe-traumatic-brain-injuries-in-children-does-the-type-of-trauma-center-matter
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James M Bardes, Elizabeth Benjamin, Agustin Alvarez Escalante, Jinglan Wu, Demetrios Demetriades
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death among injured children. Depending on geographic location, and trauma resources, pediatric patients may be treated at pediatric (PTC), adult (ATC), or mixed trauma centers (MTC). The effect of the type of trauma center on outcomes in severe TBI is not known. METHODS: NTDB study (2007-2014), level 1 trauma centers, patients ≤14years with severe isolated TBI (head AIS≥3 and extracranial AIS≤2)...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069074/non-invasive-monitoring-of-brain-edema-after-hypoxia-in-newborn-piglets
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Shadi N Malaeb, Meltem Izzetoglu, Jane McGowan, Maria Delivoria-Papadopoulos
BACKGROUND: Development of cerebral edema after brain injury carries a high risk for brain damage and death. The present study tests the ability of a non-invasive cerebral edema monitoring system that uses near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) with water as the chromophore of interest to detect brain edema following hypoxia. METHODS: Ventilated piglets were exposed to hypoxia for 1 h, and then returned to normal oxygen levels for 4 h. A NIRS sensor was placed on the animal's head at baseline, and changes in light attenuation were converted to changes in H2O...
October 25, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066002/pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury-at-mbarara-regional-referral-hospital-uganda
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Jihad Abdelgadir, Maria Punchak, Emily R Smith, Aaron Tarnasky, Alex Muhindo, Joao Ricardo Nickenig Vissoci, Michael M Haglund, David Kitya
BACKGROUND: In Uganda, TBI constitute the majority of neurosurgical admissions and deaths specially in the pediatric population. This study aims to determine the factors associated with poor outcome among pediatric TBI cases at a major referral hospital in western Uganda. METHODS: This study was conducted at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital (MRRH) in western Uganda. All pediatric neurosurgical cases between 2012 and 2015 were reviewed. In-hospital mortality and discharge GCS were the main outcomes of interest...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065490/immunotherapy-for-pediatric-brain-tumors
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REVIEW
Elias J Sayour, Duane A Mitchell
Malignant brain tumors are the most common cause of solid cancer death in children. New targeted therapies are vital to improve treatment outcomes, but must be developed to enable trafficking across the blood brain barrier (BBB). Since activated T cells cross the BBB, cancer immunotherapy can be harnessed to unlock the cytotoxic potential of the immune system. However, standard of care treatments (i.e., chemotherapy and radiation) applied concomitant to pediatric brain tumor immunotherapy may abrogate induction of immunotherapeutic responses...
October 21, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024698/pediatric-clif-sofa-score-is-the-best-predictor-of-28-day-mortality-in-children-with-decompensated-chronic-liver-disease
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Rishi Bolia, Anshu Srivastava, Surender Kumar Yachha, Ujjal Poddar
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Early identification of children with decompensated chronic liver disease (DCLD) at risk of short-term mortality helps improve outcome. We aimed to evaluate the predictors of outcome and role of Child-Pugh, pediatric end-stage liver disease (PELD) and pediatric chronic liver failure sequential organ failure assessment (pCLIF-SOFA) score for prognosticating 28-day mortality in children with DCLD. METHODS: DCLD children were prospectively evaluated with a clinico-laboratory proforma and followed for 28 days to determine outcome...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018323/cerebrospinal-fluid-amino-acid-profiling-of-pediatric-cases-with-tuberculous-meningitis
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Shayne Mason, Carolus J Reinecke, Regan Solomons
Background: In Africa, tuberculosis is generally regarded as persisting as one of the most devastating infectious diseases. The pediatric population is particularly vulnerable, with infection of the brain in the form of tuberculous meningitis (TBM) being the most severe manifestation. TBM is often difficult to diagnose in its early stages because of its non-specific clinical presentation. Of particular concern is that late diagnosis, and subsequent delayed treatment, leads to high risk of long-term neurological sequelae, and even death...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016557/future-perspectives-of-cell-therapy-for-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
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REVIEW
Makoto Nabetani, Haruo Shintaku, Takashi Hamazaki
Neonatal ischemic brain injury causes permanent motor-deficit cerebral palsy. Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a very serious condition that can result in death and disability. In 1997, we reported that irreversible neuronal cell damage is induced by the elevation of intracellular Ca ion concentration that has occurred in sequence after excess accumulation of the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate during ischemia. We also reported that hypothermia was effective in treating ischemic brain damage in rats by suppressing energy loss and raising intracellular Ca ion concentration...
October 10, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016432/is-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-relevant-to-pulmonary-complications-and-mortality-in-multiply-injured-children
#15
Waleed Al-Mahdi, Mazen M Ibrahim, David A Spiegel, Alexandre Arkader, Michael Nance, Keith Baldwin
BACKGROUND: Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) is a well-recognized phenomenon in adult trauma populations. The "initial hit" of the traumatic event is often coupled with a systemic immune response characterized by changes in vital signs and laboratory indicators. A "second hit" from surgery during this time frame often results in acute lung injury, along with deterioration of the patient's clinical condition. We hypothesized that children and adolescents would experience SIRS physiology, but would not experience adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) or "second hit" related death to the extent seen in the adult populations...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993802/glycemia-is-related-to-impaired-cerebrovascular-autoregulation-after-severe-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Adam M H Young, Hadie Adams, Joseph Donnelly, Mathew R Guilfoyle, Helen Fernandes, Mathew R Garnett, Marek Czosnyka, Peter Smielewski, Mark Plummer, Shruti Agrawal, Peter J Hutchinson
INTRODUCTION: A strong association exists between hyperglycemia and outcome in pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI). Herein, we describe observations of serum markers of glucose metabolism in a cohort of pediatric TBI patients and how these variables are related to parameters of intracranial pathophysiology. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on pediatric severe TBI patients admitted to Addenbrookes Hospital Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) between January 2001 and December 2013...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963039/ketamine-induces-hippocampal-apoptosis-through-a-mechanism-associated-with-the-caspase-1-dependent-pyroptosis
#17
Zhi Ye, Qing Li, Qulian Guo, Yunchuan Xiong, Dong Guo, Hong Yang, Yan Shu
Ketamine, a pediatric anesthetic, is widely used in clinical practice. There was growing evidence showing that ketamine can promote neuronal death in developing brains of both humans and animals. In this study, we used in vivo neonatal and juvenile mouse models to induce ketamine-related neurotoxicity in the hippocampus. Active caspase-3 and -9 proteins, which are responsible for the release of cytochrome C, and the mitochondrial translocation of p53, which is associated with mitochondrial apoptosis, were found to be significantly up-regulated in the ketamine-induced hippocampal neurotoxicity...
September 28, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945629/critical-care-resource-utilization-and-outcomes-of-children-with-moderate-traumatic-brain-injury
#18
Theerada Chandee, Vivian H Lyons, Monica S Vavilala, Vijay Krishnamoorthy, Nophanan Chaikittisilpa, Arraya Watanitanon, Abhijit V Lele
OBJECTIVES: To characterize admission patterns, critical care resource utilization, and outcomes in moderate pediatric traumatic brain injury. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: National Trauma Data Bank. PATIENTS: Children under 18 years old with a diagnosis of moderate traumatic brain injury (admission Glasgow Coma Scale score of 9-13) in the National Trauma Data Bank between 2007 and 2014. MEASUREMENT AND MAIN RESULTS: We examined clinical characteristics, critical care resource utilization, and discharge outcomes...
September 22, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940515/migration-from-mexico-to-the-united-states-a-high-speed-cancer-transition
#19
Paulo S Pinheiro, Karen E Callahan, Mariana C Stern, Esther de Vries
Differences and similarities in cancer patterns between the country of Mexico and the United States' Mexican population, 11% of the entire US population, have not been studied. Mortality data from 2008 to 2012 in Mexico and California were analyzed and compared for causes of cancer death among adult and pediatric populations, using standard techniques and negative binomial regression. A total of 380,227 cancer deaths from Mexico and California were included. Mexican Americans had 49% and 13% higher mortality than their counterparts in Mexico among males and females, respectively...
September 22, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923612/deceased-organ-donation-from-pediatric-donors-does-the-literature-really-help-us-implication-for-more-powerful-guidelines
#20
M Mojtabaee, F Sadegh Beigee, F Ghorbani
BACKGROUND: Brain-dead pediatric donors have always been the focus of attention because of the higher quality, utility, and possibility of their organ donation. However, donors under the age of 5 years always necessitate making more challenging management efforts, which are not clearly implied in most parts of the guidelines. METHODS: The data obtained from 79 brain-dead pediatric donors of the Organ Procurement Unit of Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Tehran, Iran, were assessed...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
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