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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675402/poor-compliance-with-sepsis-guidelines-in-a-tertiary-care-children-s-hospital-emergency-room
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Benjamin Louis Moresco, Clinton Woosley, Morris Sauter, Utpal Bhalala
Objectives: This study aimed to assess factors related to adherence to the Pediatric Advanced Life Support guidelines for severe sepsis and septic shock in an emergency room (ER) of a tertiary care children's hospital. Methods: This was a retrospective, observational study of children (0-18 years old) in The Children's Hospital of San Antonio ER over 1 year with the International Consensus Definition Codes, version-9 (ICD-9) diagnostic codes for "severe sepsis" and "shocks...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669791/retrospective-evaluation-of-infants-aged-1-60-days-with-residual-csf-tested-using-the-filmarray%C3%A2-meningitis-encephalitis-me-panel
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Anne J Blaschke, Kristen M Holmberg, Judy A Daly, Amy L Leber, Jennifer Dien Bard, Ernest K Korgenski, Kevin M Bourzac, Kristen J Kanack
In pediatric practice it is common for infants under 2 months of age to undergo evaluation for sepsis when they are ill, often including lumbar puncture (LP) to assess for central nervous system (CNS) infection. The FilmArray® Meningitis/Encephalitis (ME) Panel is a newly approved test for rapid identification of CNS pathogens. Our objective was to study the epidemiology of CNS infection in young infants and the potential impact of rapid multiplex PCR on their care.A performance evaluation of the FilmArray ME Panel was conducted from 2/2014-9/2014 at 11 sites...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664823/incidence-of-cellulitis-in-lower-extremity-burns-6-year-analysis
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Joseph N Batac, Roger L Simpson, Catherine J Sinnott, Michael P Catanzaro, Laurence T Glickman
INTRODUCTION: Patients with burn wounds of the lower extremities are at increased risk of developing cellulitis. The probability of developing burn-associated cellulitis is presumed to be correlated with a medical history of diabetes, the etiology of the burn, delay in hospitalization of the patient during their initial presentation, and depth of the burn itself. This study aims to identify factors that place patients at increased risk for developing lower extremity burn wound cellulitis...
April 17, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663565/risk-factors-for-early-invasive-fungal-infections-in-pediatric-liver-transplant-recipients
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Yehonatan Pasternak, Shiri Rubin, Efraim Bilavsky, Yael Mozer-Glassberg, Itzhak Levy, Elhanan Nahum, Eran Rom, Michael Gurevich, Haim Ben-Zvi, Liat Ashkenazi-Hoffnung
BACKGROUND: Invasive fungal infections (IFIs) post-liver transplantation are a frequent cause of morbidity and mortality;however, studies reporting on these infections in the pediatric population are scarce. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence and risk factors of IFIs in pediatric liver transplant recipients during the early post-transplantation period (≤3 months). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were collected for all pediatric liver transplant recipients registered in a national transplantation center from 2004-2014...
April 17, 2018: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653437/early-infectious-exposures-are-not-associated-with-increased-risk-of-pediatric-onset-multiple-sclerosis
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Leena Suleiman, Emmanuelle Waubant, Gregory Aaen, Anita Belman, Leslie Benson, Meghan Candee, Tanuja Chitnis, Mark Gorman, Manu Goyal, Benjamin Greenberg, Yolanda Harris, Janace Hart, Ilana Kahn, Lauren Krupp, Timothy Lotze, Soe Mar, Manikum Moodley, Jayne Ness, Bardia Nourbakhsh, Mary Rensel, Moses Rodriguez, John Rose, Jennifer Rubin, Teri Schreiner, Jan-Mendelt Tillema, Amy Waldman, Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, T Charles Casper, Michael Waltz, Jennifer S Graves
OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine if early infectious exposures such as daycare, early use of antibiotics, vaccinations and other germ exposures including pacifier use and playing on grass are associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) risk in children. METHODS: This was a case-control study of children with MS or clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) and healthy controls enrolled at sixteen clinics participating in the US Network of Pediatric MS Centers. Parents completed a comprehensive environmental questionnaire that captured early infectious exposures, habits, and illnesses in the first five years of life...
March 26, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628968/clinical-manifestation-of-campylobacter-enteritis-in-children
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Joon Yeol Bae, Dong Hyuk Lee, Kyung Ok Ko, Jae Woo Lim, Eun Jeong Cheon, Young Hwa Song, Jung Min Yoon
Purpose: Timely antibiotic therapy in selected cases of diarrhea associated with bacterial infections can reduce the duration and severity of illness and prevent complications. The availability of a predictive index before identification of causative bacteria would aid in the choice of a therapeutic agent. Methods: The study included patients admitted to the pediatrics unit at Konyang University Hospital for acute inflammatory diarrhea from August 1, 2015 to July 31, 2016 who underwent multiplex polymerase chain reaction testing...
March 2018: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628008/abdominal-drainage-after-laparoscopic-appendectomy-in-children-an-endless-controversy
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B Aneiros Castro, I Cano, A García, P Yuste, E Ferrero, A Gómez
BACKGROUND: Routine prophylactic abdominal drains after laparoscopic appendectomy for perforated appendicitis in children are still controversial. Throughout the history of surgery, potential benefits of the abdominal drains have been described. However, in recent studies, no benefits were observed and serious complications have been reported. METHODS: From January 2000 to December 2013, all charts of the pediatric patients who underwent laparoscopic appendectomy in our tertiary center were revised...
April 1, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626010/comparison-of-empiric-antibiotics-for-acute-osteomyelitis-in-children
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Sarah McBride, Cary Thurm, Ramikan Gouripeddi, Bryan Stone, Phil Jaggard, Samir S Shah, Joel S Tieder, Ryan Butcher, Jason Weiser, Matt Hall, Ron Keren, Christopher P Landrigan
OBJECTIVES: Broad-spectrum antibiotics are commonly used for the empiric treatment of acute hematogenous osteomyelitis and often target methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) with medication-associated risk and unknown treatment benefit. We aimed to compare clinical outcomes among patients with osteomyelitis who did and did not receive initial antibiotics used to target MRSA. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of 974 hospitalized children 2 to 18 years old using the Pediatric Health Information System database, augmented with clinical data...
April 6, 2018: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624147/risk-factors-for-surgical-site-infection-after-intracranial-electroencephalography-monitoring-for-epilepsy-in-the-pediatric-population
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Ying Meng, Mathew R Voisin, Suganth Suppiah, Zamir Merali, Ali Moghaddamjou, Naif M Alotaibi, Arbelle Manicat-Emo, Shelly Weiss, Cristina Go, Blathnaid McCoy, Elizabeth J Donner, James T Rutka
OBJECTIVE Intracranial electroencephalography (iEEG) monitoring is an important method of identifying the seizure focus in patients with medically refractory epilepsy. While previous studies have demonstrated low rates of surgical complications, reported rates of surgical site infection (SSI) are highly variable. To date, no studies have specifically evaluated the patient or operative risk factors contributing to SSI. The goals of this study were to examine the rate of SSI after iEEG monitoring for epilepsy workup in pediatric patients and to determine the variables that might contribute to the development of SSI...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615379/doxycycline-suppresses-chlamydia-pneumoniae-induced-interferon-gamma-responses-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-in-children-with-allergic-asthma
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Tamar A Smith-Norowitz, Diana Weaver, Yitzchok M Norowitz, Margaret R Hammerschlag, Rauno Joks, Helen G Durkin, Stephan Kohlhoff
Persistent respiratory infections caused by Chlamydia pneumoniae have been implicated in the pathogenesis of chronic diseases (e.g. asthma). Antibiotics are used to treat C. pneumoniae respiratory infections; however, the use of antibiotics as anti-inflammatory agents in treatment of asthma remains controversial. The current study investigated whether ciprofloxacin, azithromycin, or doxycycline can suppress C. pneumoniae-induced production of immunoglobulin (Ig) E or cytokines in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) obtained from asthmatic children...
March 31, 2018: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605191/a-quality-improvement-intervention-to-reduce-emergency-department-radiography-for-bronchiolitis
#11
Joel Reiter, Adin Breuer, Oded Breuer, Saar Hashavya, David Rekhtman, Eitan Kerem, Malena Cohen-Cymberknoh
INTRODUCTION: Bronchiolitis is one of the most common infectious diseases in children and the most frequent cause of hospitalization in infants. Clinical practice guidelines recommend that a chest X-ray (CXR) should not be routinely obtained in the diagnosis of bronchiolitis, as studies have shown that they do not affect clinical outcomes, but rather lead to overuse of pharmacological agents and a longer length of hospital stay. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether active institution of bronchiolitis practice guidelines as part of a quality improvement project decreased the use of CXRs in the Pediatric Emergency Department (ED)...
April 2018: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599424/epidemiology-and-seasonality-of-respiratory-viruses-detected-from-children-with-respiratory-tract-infections-in-wuxi-east-china
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Xiaoli Ge, Yi Guo, JuanJuan Chen, Renjing Hu, Xing Feng
BACKGROUND Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are the major causes of mortality and morbidity in children and lead to hospitalization in developing countries. However, little is known about the epidemiology and seasonality of respiratory viruses in the pediatric population in Wuxi, East China. MATERIAL AND METHODS We included all patients 14 years of age and below who presented with signs and symptoms of RTIs between January 2010 and December 2016. During this period, a total of 2160 children treated in Wuxi No...
March 30, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29598957/pharmacovigilance-in-pediatrics
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Émilie Bouquet, Kristina Star, Annie Pierre Jonville-Béra, Geneviève Durrieu
The characteristics of pharmacology and drug evaluation in the pediatric age group highlight the necessity for the pharmacovigilance community to adjust to the specific features of children. At the time of marketing a medicinal product intended for children, the product's safety profile is sometimes less well known than for adults due to fewer or small sample clinical trials. Furthermore, the frequent off-labeled drug use, the use of unsuitable dosage forms and the need for continuous dose adjustments increase the risk of medication errors and thus lead to avoidable adverse drug reactions (ADRs)...
February 16, 2018: Thérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595537/chronic-osteomyelitis-caused-by-haemophilus-parainfluenzae-a-case-report
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Vignesh Ramachandran, Lee S Haruno, Theodora S Browne, Laila E Woc-Colburn, Scott B Rosenfeld, Vinitha R Shenava
CASE: A 14-year-old boy presented with a pathologic fracture of the distal aspect of the tibia and a remote history of a dog bite near the injury site. Imaging studies, biopsy, and presentation corroborated the diagnosis of chronic osteomyelitis. Multiple diagnostic methods were negative until an open biopsy identified Haemophilus parainfluenzae, a fastidious oropharyngeal bacterium, with polymerase chain reaction analysis. The patient underwent extensive debridement, placement of external fixation, and a year-long antibiotic therapy regimen...
January 2018: JBJS Case Connector
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29590376/incidence-of-nephrotoxicity-among-pediatric-patients-receiving-vancomycin-with-either-piperacillin-tazobactam-or-cefepime-a-cohort-study
#15
Kathryn M Cook, Jessica Gillon, Alison G Grisso, Ritu Banerjee, Natalia Jimenez-Truque, Elizabeth J Phillips, Sara L Van Driest
Background: Recent studies in adults have found an incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients treated with a combination of vancomycin and piperacillin-tazobactam (TZP) that is greater than that expected with either medication alone. The purpose of this study was to determine whether combination therapy with vancomycin and TZP is associated with an incidence of AKI in pediatric patients higher than that in those on combination therapy with vancomycin and cefepime. Methods: We performed a retrospective single-center matched-cohort study of pediatric patients who received vancomycin in combination with TZP or cefepime between January 2015 and June 2016...
March 26, 2018: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589993/incidence-of-multidrug-resistant-organism-among-children-admitted-to-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-in-a-developing-country
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Ahmed El-Nawawy, Galal A Ashraf, Manal A M Antonios, Marwa A Meheissen, Marwa M R El-Alfy
AIM: Multidrug-resistant infections are an increasingly common condition particularly in critical care units. This study aimed to determine the incidence and types of resistant bacteria acquired in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) of a university hospital. SUBJECT AND METHODS: A prospective study was conducted during the year 2016. All children aged below 16 years were studied for infection development and pattern of susceptibility to various groups of antibiotics...
March 28, 2018: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587475/microbiological-results-from-middle-ear-effusion-in-pediatric-patients-receiving-ventilation-tube-insertion-multicenter-registry-study-on-the-effectiveness-of-ventilation-tube-insertion-in-pediatric-patients-with-chronic-otitis-media-with-effusion-part-i
#17
Myung Hoon Yoo, Yang-Sun Cho, June Choi, Yun Hoon Choung, Jae-Ho Chung, Jong Woo Chung, Gyu Cheol Han, Eun-Ju Jeon, Beom Cho Jun, Dong-Kee Kim, Kyu Sung Kim, Jun Ho Lee, Kyu-Yup Lee, Seung Hwan Lee, In Seok Moon, Hong Ju Park, Shi Nae Park, Jihye Rhee, Jae Hyun Seo, Seung Geun Yeo
Objectives: The aim of this multicenter registry study was to investigate the effectiveness of ventilation tube insertion and the microbiology of otitis media with effusion (OME) in children. This part I study was conducted to evaluate the microbiological profile of children with OME who needed ventilation tube insertion. Methods: Patients <15 years old who were diagnosed as having OME and received ventilation tube insertion were prospectively enrolled in 16 tertiary hospitals from June 2014 to December 2016...
March 28, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29579259/high-rates-of-prescribing-antimicrobials-for-prophylaxis-in-children-and-neonates-results-from-the-antibiotic-resistance-and-prescribing-in-european-children-point-prevalence-survey
#18
Markus Hufnagel, Ann Versporten, Julia Bielicki, Nico Drapier, Mike Sharland, Herman Goossens
Background: This study was conducted to assess the variation in prescription practices for systemic antimicrobial agents used for prophylaxis among pediatric patients hospitalized in 41 countries worldwide. Methods: Using the standardized Antibiotic Resistance and Prescribing in European Children Point Prevalence Survey protocol, a cross-sectional point-prevalence survey was conducted at 226 pediatric hospitals in 41 countries from October 1 to November 30, 2012...
March 22, 2018: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578445/epidemiology-of-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-hospitalised-pediatric-patients-in-georgia
#19
I Migriauli, V Meunargia, I Chkhaidze, G Sabakhtarishvili, K Gujabidze, G Khokrishvili, J Janashia, G Kamkamidze
Clostridium difficile, a Gram-positive spore-forming bacillus, is the most common identifiable etiologic agent of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. The incidence of Clostridium difficile infections among hospitalized children has been increasing across the world. The aim of our study was to evaluate occurrence of Clostridium difficile and some other gastrointestinal pathogens among hospitalized pediatric patients in Georgia, as far as currently statistical data on the topic is very limited in the country. One of the objectives of the study was to test and pilot the real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction diagnostic systems for rapid and simultaneous identification of number of pathogens with a particular emphasis on diarrheal disease diagnostics as these are one of the primary public health priorities in Georgia and worldwide...
February 2018: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571931/effectiveness-of-pediatric-asthma-pathways-for-hospitalized-children-a-multicenter-national-analysis
#20
Sunitha V Kaiser, Jonathan Rodean, Arpi Bekmezian, Matt Hall, Samir S Shah, Sanjay Mahant, Kavita Parikh, Andrew D Auerbach, Rustin Morse, Henry T Puls, Charles E McCulloch, Michael D Cabana
OBJECTIVE: To determine if clinical pathways affect care and outcomes for children hospitalized with asthma using a multicenter study. STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective, multicenter cohort study using an administrative database, the Pediatric Health Information System. We evaluated the impact of inpatient pediatric asthma pathways on children age 2-17 years admitted for asthma from 2006 to 2015 in 42 children's hospitals. Date of pathway implementation for each hospital was collected via survey...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
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