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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350592/geographic-proximity-to-specialized-pediatric-neurosurgical-care-in-the-contiguous-united-states
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Abdul-Kareem Ahmed, Ann-Christine Duhaime, Timothy R Smith
OBJECTIVE Absent from an analysis of supply is consideration of the geographic distribution of pediatric neurosurgeons. Several patient socioeconomic metrics are known to be associated with outcome in pediatric neurosurgical diseases, such as hydrocephalus. The purpose of this study was to determine current geographic proximity to pediatric neurosurgical care using professional society databases. This study also sought to establish how socioeconomic factors are related to distance to care, using federal government-collected data...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349805/hybrid-continuous-flow-total-artificial-heart
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Carson Fox, Steven Chopski, Nohra Murad, Paul Allaire, Robert Mentzer, Joseph Rossano, Francisco Arabia, Amy Throckmorton
Clinical studies using total artificial hearts (TAHs) have demonstrated that pediatric and adult patients derive quality-of-life benefits from this form of therapy. Two clinically-approved TAHs and other pumps under development, however, have design challenges and limitations, including thromboembolic events, neurologic impairment, infection risk due to large size and percutaneous drivelines, and lack of ambulation, to name a few. To address these limitations, we are developing a hybrid-design, continuous-flow, implantable or extracorporeal, magnetically-levitated TAH for pediatric and adult patients with heart failure...
January 18, 2018: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346238/trends-in-severe-pediatric-emergency-conditions-in-a-national-cohort-2008-to-2014
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Kenneth A Michelson, Joel D Hudgins, Laura G Burke, Todd W Lyons, Michael C Monuteaux, Richard G Bachur, Jonathan A Finkelstein
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the incidence and recent trends in serious pediatric emergency conditions. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample from 2008 through 2014, and included patients with age below 18 years with a serious condition, defined as each diagnosis group in the diagnosis grouping system with a severity classification system score of 5. We calculated national incidences for each serious condition using annualized weighted condition counts divided by annual United States census child population counts...
January 16, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346236/a-teenager-with-acute-anterograde-amnesia
#4
Jennifer A Hoffmann, Michael P Goldman, Richard G Bachur
Isolated amnesia is an uncommon presenting complaint in the pediatric age group. We report the case of an 18-year-old woman who presented with the acute onset of memory difficulty and an otherwise normal neurologic examination. Brain magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated inflammation in the bilateral temporal lobes. Serum and cerebrospinal fluid testing ultimately revealed a diagnosis of autoimmune encephalitis. Although rare, the acute onset of isolated amnesia deserves a prompt, comprehensive evaluation...
January 16, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344584/early-and-late-outcomes-after-cord-blood-transplantation-for-pediatric-patients-with-inherited-leukodystrophies
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Brigitte T A van den Broek, Kristin Page, Annalisa Paviglianiti, Janna Hol, Heather Allewelt, Fernanda Volt, Gerard Michel, Miguel Angel Diaz, Victoria Bordon, Tracey O'Brien, Peter J Shaw, Chantal Kenzey, Amal Al-Seraihy, Peter M van Hasselt, Andrew R Gennery, Eliane Gluckman, Vanderson Rocha, Annalisa Ruggeri, Joanne Kurtzberg, Jaap Jan Boelens
Leukodystrophies (LD) are devastating inherited disorders leading to rapid neurological deterioration and premature death. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) can halt disease progression for selected LD. Cord blood is a common donor source for transplantation of these patients because it is rapidly available and can be used without full HLA matching. However, precise recommendations allowing care providers to identify patients who benefit from HSCT are lacking. In this study, we define risk factors and describe the early and late outcomes of 169 patients with globoid cell leukodystrophy, X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy, and metachromatic leukodystrophy undergoing cord blood transplantation (CBT) at an European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation center or at Duke University Medical Center from 1996 to 2013...
January 9, 2018: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343939/kinetics-of-procalcitonin-in-pediatric-patients-on-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Sara Bobillo, Javier Rodríguez-Fanjul, Anna Solé, Julio Moreno, Mònica Balaguer, Elisabeth Esteban, Francisco José Cambra, Iolanda Jordan
Objectives: To assess the kinetics of procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) in pediatric patients who required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and to analyze its relationship with morbidity and mortality. Patients and methods: Prospective observational study including pediatric patients who required ECMO. Both PCT and CRP were sequentially drawn before ECMO (P0) and until 72 hours after ECMO. Results: A total of 40 patients were recruited...
2018: Biomarker Insights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343469/entrustable-professional-activities-a-useful-concept-for-neurology-education
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Holli Horak, Robert Englander, Diana Barratt, Jeff Kraakevik, Madhu Soni, Ezgi Tiryaki
Medical education is currently undergoing a paradigm shift from process-based to competency-based education, focused on measuring the desired competence of a physician. In an attempt to improve the assessment framework used for medical education, the concept of entrustable professional activities (EPAs) has gained traction. EPAs are defined as professional activities that can be entrusted to an individual in a clinical context. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) defined a set of 13 such EPAs to define the core of what all students should be able to do on day 1 of residency, regardless of specialty choice...
January 17, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338154/characteristics-etiology-and-treatment-of-pediatric-and-adult-anaphylaxis-in-iran
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Mohammad Nabavi, Mehrnoosh Lavavpour, Saba Arshi, Mohammad Hasan Bemanian, Hossein Esmaeilzadeh, Rasool Molatefi, Mahsa Rekabi, Javad Ahmadian, Narges Eslami, Sima Shokri, Kian Darabi, Gholam Reza Sedighi, Morteza Fallahpour
Despite the increasing prevalence of anaphylaxis, there is little information about the characteristics and practice of healthcare providers in treating anaphylaxis, so this study was conducted to record the characteristics and therapeutic approaches of anaphylaxis from May 2012 until April 2015, the data of all patients diagnosed with anaphylaxis in the Allergy department of three referral university hospitals in Tehran, Iran were recorded. Thereafter, the demographics, clinical features, triggers and therapeutic approach were evaluated...
December 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337168/aggressive-resection-of-congenital-lumbosacral-lipomas-in-adults-indications-techniques-and-outcomes-in-122-patients
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S C Bai, B Z Tao, L K Wang, X G Yu, B N Xu, A J Shang
OBJECTIVE: The authors reviewed the treatment of adult patients with congenital intraspinal lipomas with total/near-total resection and discussed their preoperative characteristics, prognostic factors and surgical outcomes. METHODS: Medical records of 122 adult patients with congenital lumbosacral lipomas undergoing total/near-total resection were systematically analyzed. The cohort was subdivided into three groups depending on symptom onset age: Group 1 (≤5 years, n = 40), Group 2 (>5 years but <18 years, n = 33), and Group 3 (>18 years, n = 49)...
January 11, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334857/association-of-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-with-intravenous-immunoglobulin-treatment-in-children-with-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome
#10
Ezgi Altuntas Hüner, Alper I Dai, Abdullah T Demiryürek
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acute immune-mediated inflammatory polyneuropathy of the peripheral nervous system. The authors aimed to investigate whether the neutrophil/lymphocyte (N/L) and platelet/lymphocyte (P/L) ratios are the parameters that associated with the drug treatment or severity of GBS. Twenty-seven children with GBS were retrospectively analyzed from the medical records of patients who attended to the Pediatric Neurology Department of the Gaziantep University Hospital. Biochemical and hematologic parameters were measured...
February 2018: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334854/the-association-between-premorbid-conditions-in-school-aged-children-with-prolonged-concussion-recovery
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Réjean M Guerriero, Karameh Kuemmerle, Michael J Pepin, Alex M Taylor, Robert Wolff, William P Meehan
The association between preexisting anxiety, depression, and/or neurodevelopmental disorders and symptom duration among younger children who sustain concussions is not well known. The authors conducted a prospective cohort study of 569 patients presenting to a pediatric neurology clinic with the diagnosis of concussion. The authors measured associations between symptom duration and premorbid conditions, as well as gender, age, mechanism of injury, and other factors. Premorbid conditions were common in both age groups...
February 2018: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334853/therapeutic-plasma-exchange-use-in-pediatric-neurologic-disorders-at-a-tertiary-care-center-a-10-year-review
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Sonika Agarwal, Jake R Keller, Chloe E Nunneley, Eyal Muscal, Michael C Braun, Poyyapakkam Srivaths, Timothy E Lotze
Pediatric neurologic conditions requiring therapeutic plasma exchange are rare in children and literature is sparse. The study aims to determine the outcomes, safety, and feasibility of therapeutic plasma exchange treatment in pediatric neurologic disorders. This retrospective analysis looked at the outcomes and safety of therapeutic plasma exchange in children (n = 50) with neurologic conditions. Patient age ranged <1 to 19 years old with a mean of 10.35 years. Of the 50 children treated with plasmapheresis, 26 patients received inpatient rehabilitation...
February 2018: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333903/the-first-report-of-relative-incidence-of-inherited-white-matter-disorders-in-an-asian-country-based-on-an-iranian-bioregistry-system
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Mahmoud Reza Ashrafi, Zahra Rezaei, Morteza Heidari, Sedigheh Nikbakht, Reza Azizi Malamiri, Mahmoud Mohammady, Gholam Reza Zamani, Reza Shervin Badv, Parastoo Rostami, Mojtaba Movahedinia, Mostafa Qorbani, Man Amanat, Ali Reza Tavasoli
Childhood leukodystrophies are a fast-growing field of pediatric neurology practice. Epidemiologic studies on the incidence of these disorders in children show different results. This is the first report of childhood leukodystrophies incidence from Iran. The enrolled patients were recruited from the neurometabolic bioregistry system that was organized in 2010 in the Children's Medical Center, Tehran, Iran. Herein is reported the incidence rate of leukodystrophies in those patients who were residents of 2 big popular provinces near Iran's capital city Tehran, with an average child population of 2 988 800 children...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333806/asq-3-validation-of-the-ages-and-stages-questionnaire-for-the-detection-of-neurodevelopmental-disorders-in-argentine-children
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Ana M Romero Otalvaro, Nora Grañana, Nadia Gaeto, María de Los Á Torres, María N Zamblera, María A Vasconez, Claudia Misenta, María E Rouvier, Jane Squires
INTRODUCTION: The systematic assessment of child development in the first years of life is an essential component of pediatric health checkups. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire, third edition (ASQ-3) is the most validated scale, and has been recommended by the UNICEF to verify if children have a normal neurological development. It is a monitoring instrument to assess the main developmental areas, including communication, gross motor, fine motor, personal-social, and problem solving skills, and to compare the local population to the international development standards...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331747/dural-based-cavernous-malformation-at-the-cerebral-convexity-report-of-two-pediatric-patients
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Guichen Li, Xuan Zhai, Yang Zhang, Ping Liang, Xuanxuan Wu, Kun Hou
BACKGROUND: Intracranial (cavernous malformations) CMs are usually located at the cerebral parenchyma, dural-based CMs outside the middle fossa are rarely reported. To our knowledge, dural-based CMs located at the cerebral convexity are even rarer that only two pediatric cases were ever reported. In this report, we present two extremely rare cases of dural-based CMs at the cerebral convexity in pediatric patients. The clinical course, radiological and pathological features, treatment, and follow-up are described...
January 10, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330629/giant-left-atrial-myxoma-causing-acute-ischemic-stroke-in-a-child
#16
Hayato Ise, Natsuya Ishikawa, Sentaro Nakanishi, Hiroyuki Kamiya
Ischemic stroke is uncommon in pediatric populations and is sometimes caused by cardiac myxoma. In such cases, neurological deficits initially present in ischemic stroke due to emboli or thrombi of the myxoma. Echocardiography is helpful to diagnose myxoma in a timely manner and allows urgent surgical resection of the myxoma. We report a successful case of myxoma in a 7-year-old boy who initially presented with left-sided hemiparesis.
January 12, 2018: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328004/thoracolumbar-injury-classification-and-severity-score-in-children-a-reliability-study
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Ross L Dawkins, Joseph H Miller, Omar I Ramadan, Michael C Lysek, Elizabeth N Kuhn, Brandon G Rocque, Michael J Conklin, R Shane Tubbs, Beverly C Walters, Bonita S Agee, Curtis J Rozzelle
OBJECTIVE There are many classification systems for injuries of the thoracolumbar spine. The recent Thoracolumbar Injury Classification and Severity Score (TLICS) has been shown to be a reliable tool for adult patients. The aim of this study was to assess the reliability of the TLICS system in pediatric patients. The validity of the TLICS system is assessed in a companion paper. METHODS The medical records of pediatric patients with acute, traumatic thoracolumbar fractures at a single Level 1 trauma center were retrospectively reviewed...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322987/complications-related-to-sitting-position-during-pediatric-neurosurgery-an-institutional-experience-and-review-of-literature
#18
Priyanka Gupta, Girija P Rath, Hemanshu Prabhakar, Parmod K Bithal
BACKGROUND: Sitting position is preferred during posterior fossa surgeries as it provides better anatomical orientation and a clear surgical field. However, its use has been declining due to its propensity to cause life-threatening complications. This study was carried out to analyze the perioperative complications and postoperative course of children who underwent neurosurgery in sitting position. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of 97 children (<18 years) who underwent neurosurgery in sitting position over a period of 12 years, were retrospectively analyzed...
January 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322704/evaluation-of-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-by-ct-mri-and-mr-venography
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Pratibha Issar, Sirasapalli Chinna, Sanjeev Kumar Issar
Objective: To study and compare cerebral parenchymal changes and sinuses involvement in CT with MRI and MRV in Cerebral Venous Thrombosis patients. Method: This study was carried out in the Department of Radiodiagnosis, JLN Hospital and Research Center, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh from October 2012 to Nov 2014 and includes fifty patients of all age groups presenting with clinical symptoms of CVT, admitted in Neurology, Neurosurgery, Medicine, Pediatric, obstetric and Gynecology wards...
November 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319893/possible-role-of-cyp2b6-genetic-polymorphisms-in-ifosfamide-induced-encephalopathy-report-of-three-cases
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Thomas Duflot, Aude Marie-Cardine, Céline Verstuyft, Bruno Filhon, Tony Pereira, Nathalie Massy Guillemant, Robinson Joannidès, Jérémy Bellien, Fabien Lamoureux
Ifosfamide (IFA) is a potent alkylating antitumoral agent but its use is limited by neurological side effects. IFA is a racemic mixture of two enantiomeric forms, R-IFA and S-IFA with a stereoselective metabolism by CYP3A4 and CYP2B6, leading either to bioactive or to toxic pathways. In 3 consecutive cases of pediatric patients who exhibited ifosfamide-induced encephalopathy (IIE), genotyping of clinically relevant single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with decreased CYP3A4 and CYP2B6 activities was performed...
January 10, 2018: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
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