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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507638/antibiotic-utilization-in-pediatric-hospitalized-patients-a-single-center-study
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Hasime Qorraj Bytyqi, Rexhep Hoxha, Elton Bahtiri, Valon Krasniqi, Shaip Krasniqi
BACKGROUND: Antibiotics are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in paediatrics. In most cases, antibiotics are started on an empirical basis, without proof of a bacterial infection, either before the start of therapy or afterwards. AIM: The main objective of this study was to analyse the consumption of antibiotics in hospitalised paediatric patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective study investigated the consumption of antimicrobials in defined daily doses (DDDs according to the Anatomical Therapeutical Chemical/DDD index) in Pulmonology, Gastroenterology and Nephrology Departments at Pediatric Clinic of the tertiary hospital...
April 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493451/the-effect-of-an-electronic-health-record-based-tool-on-abnormal-pediatric-blood-pressure-recognition
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Sarah A Twichell, Corinna J Rea, Patrice Melvin, Andrew J Capraro, Joshua C Mandel, Michael A Ferguson, Daniel J Nigrin, Kenneth D Mandl, Dionne Graham, Justin P Zachariah
BACKGROUND: Recognition of high blood pressure (BP) in children is poor, partly due to the need to compute age-sex-height referenced percentiles. This study examined the change in abnormal BP recognition before versus after the introduction of an electronic health record (EHR) app designed to calculate BP percentiles with a training lecture. METHODS AND RESULTS: Clinical data were extracted on all ambulatory, non-urgent encounters for children 3-18 years old seen in primary care, endocrinology, cardiology, or nephrology clinics at an urban, academic hospital in the year before and the year after app introduction...
May 11, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477325/clinical-practice-a-proposed-standardized-ophthalmological-assessment-for-patients-with-cystinosis
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REVIEW
Anne-Marie Pinxten, Minh-Tri Hua, Jennifer Simpson, Katharina Hohenfellner, Elena Levtchenko, Ingele Casteels
Cystinosis is a rare autosomal recessive disease with an incidence of approximately 1 case per 100,000-200,000 live births. Over the years, gaining in-depth knowledge of the disease has led to vast improvement in patient life expectancy. However, debilitating, extra-renal manifestations such as eye disease, in particular corneal crystal deposition and its associated photophobia, still occur frequently, regardless of patient age and notwithstanding the increased implementation of systemic therapy. Ophthalmological assessment has not yet been standardized...
May 5, 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465799/immunoglobulin-g-and-m-levels-in-childhood-nephrotic-syndrome-two-centers-egyptian-study
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Ghada Mohamed El Mashad, Soha Abd El Hady Ibrahim, Sameh Abd Allah Abdelnaby
INTRODUCTION: Idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS) is the most common glomerular disease in children. Immune cell subsets may play a role in pathogenesis of INS. We aimed to assess immunoglobulin G (IgG) and immunoglobulin M (IgM) levels in children with nephrotic syndrome (NS) to predict prognosis of the disease and response to treatment. METHODS: This prospective case control study was done in Pediatric Nephrology Units at Minoufia and Benha University Hospitals, during the period from 1st March 2014 to 30th June 2015...
February 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451892/oral-paricalcitol-expanding-therapeutic-options-for-pediatric-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
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EDITORIAL
Michael Freundlich, Carolyn L Abitbol
The complex pathophysiology of progressive chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the development of mineral and bone disorder, abbreviated as CKD-MBD, is of vital importance to a pediatric patient. Paricalcitol, the 19 nor-1,25(OH)2D2 analogue was shown to be effective and safe in the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in adults almost two decades ago. It also significantly improved survival in dialysis patients compared to the standard calcitriol. The successful treatment of CKD-MBD in children is essential if they are to grow and survive into adulthood...
April 27, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449720/evolution-of-blood-pressure-in-children-with-congenital-and-acquired-solitary-functioning-kidney
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Riccardo Lubrano, Isotta Gentile, Raffaele Falsaperla, Giovanna Vitaliti, Alessia Marcellino, Marco Elli
BACKGROUND: It is not yet clear if blood pressure and renal function changes evolve differently in children with a congenital or acquired solitary functioning kidney. This study aims to assess if there are any differences between these two types of solitary kidney patients. METHODS: Current research is a retrospective study assessing the evolution of glomerular filtration rate, proteinuria, and blood pressure in clinical records of 55 children with a solitary functioning kidney (37 congenital and 18 acquired)...
April 27, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441834/-meeting-minutes-on-kidney-session-of-the-21th-annual-congress-of-chinese-pediatric-society-the-18th-annual-national-conference-of-chinese-pediatric-nephrology-association
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April 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434948/international-and-multidisciplinary-expert-recommendations-for-the-use-of-biologics-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#8
REVIEW
Jean-François Kleinmann, Florence Tubach, Véronique Le Guern, Alexis Mathian, Christophe Richez, David Saadoun, Karim Sacre, Jérémie Sellam, Raphaèle Seror, Zahir Amoura, Emmanuel Andres, Sylvain Audia, Brigitte Bader-Meunier, Gilles Blaison, Bernard Bonnotte, Patrice Cacoub, Sophie Caillard, Laurent Chiche, Olivier Chosidow, Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau, Claire Daien, Eric Daugas, Nairouz Derdèche, Andrea Doria, Olivier Fain, Fadi Fakhouri, Dominique Farge, Cem Gabay, Sylvie Guillo, Eric Hachulla, Najia Hajjaj-Hassouni, Mohamed Hamidou, Frédéric A Houssiau, Noémie Jourde-Chiche, Isabelle Koné-Paut, Aïcha Ladjouz-Rezig, Olivier Lambotte, Dan Lipsker, Xavier Mariette, Nicolas Martin-Silva, Thierry Martin, François Maurier, Roderich Meckenstock, Arsène Mékinian, Olivier Meyer, Shirine Mohamed, Jacques Morel, Bruno Moulin, Denis Mulleman, Thomas Papo, Vincent Poindron, Xavier Puéchal, Leonardo Punzi, Pierre Quartier, Laurent Sailler, Amar Smail, Martin Soubrier, Agnès Sparsa, Zoubida Tazi-Mezalek, Leith Zakraoui, Stéphane Zuily, Jean Sibilia, Jacques-Eric Gottenberg
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Despite conventional immunosuppressants, active and steroid-dependent systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) represents a therapeutic challenge. Only one biologic, belimumab, has been approved, but other biologics are sometimes used off-label. Given the lack of evidence-based data in some clinical situations encountered in real life, we developed expert recommendations for the use of biologics for SLE. METHODS: The recommendations were developed by a formal consensus method...
April 18, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427453/the-italian-society-for-pediatric-nephrology-sinepe-consensus-document-on-the-management-of-nephrotic-syndrome-in-children-part-i-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-the-first-episode-and-the-first-relapse
#9
REVIEW
Andrea Pasini, Elisa Benetti, Giovanni Conti, Luciana Ghio, Marta Lepore, Laura Massella, Daniela Molino, Licia Peruzzi, Francesco Emma, Carmelo Fede, Antonella Trivelli, Silvio Maringhini, Marco Materassi, Giovanni Messina, Giovanni Montini, Luisa Murer, Carmine Pecoraro, Marco Pennesi
This consensus document is aimed at providing an updated, multidisciplinary overview on the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric nephrotic syndrome (NS) at first presentation. It is the first consensus document of its kind to be produced by all the pediatric nephrology centres in Italy, in line with what is already present in other countries such as France, Germany and the USA. It is based on the current knowledge surrounding the symptomatic and steroid treatment of NS, with a view to providing the basis for a separate consensus document on the treatment of relapses...
April 21, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396941/effect-of-the-timing-of-dialysis-initiation-on-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-and-%C3%A4-nflammation-in-pediatric-patients
#10
Sevcan A Bakkaloğlu, Yaşar Kandur, Erkin Serdaroğlu, Aytül Noyan, Aysun Karabay Bayazıt, Lale Sever, Sare Gülfem Özlü, Gül Özçelik, İsmail Dursun, Caner Alparslan
BACKGROUND: The optimal time for dialysis initiation in adults and children with chronic kidney disease remains unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of dialysis timing on different outcome parameters, in particular left ventricular (LV) morphology and inflammation, in pediatric patients receiving peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis. METHODS: The medical records of pediatric dialysis patients who were followed-up in nine pediatric nephrology centers in Turkey between 2008 and 2013 were retrospectively reviewed...
April 10, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389745/short-frequent-5-days-per-week-in-center-hemodialysis-versus-3-days-per-week-treatment-a-randomized-crossover-pilot-trial-through-the-midwest-pediatric-nephrology-consortium
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Benjamin L Laskin, Guixia Huang, Eileen King, Denis F Geary, Christoph Licht, Joshua P Metlay, Susan L Furth, Tom Kimball, Mark Mitsnefes
BACKGROUND: No controlled trials in children with end-stage kidney disease have assessed the benefits of more frequently administered hemodialysis (HD). METHODS: We conducted a multicenter, crossover pilot trial to determine if short, more frequent (5 days per week) in-center HD was feasible and associated with improvements in blood pressure compared with three conventional HD treatments per week. Because adult studies have not controlled for the weekly duration of dialysis, we fixed the total treatment time at 12 h a week of dialysis during two 3-month study periods; only frequency varied from 5 to 3 days per week between study periods...
April 8, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353009/acute-kidney-injury-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-compounding-a-chronic-problem
#12
EDITORIAL
Cherry Mammen, Mei Lin Bissonnette, Douglas G Matsell
In an article recently published in Pediatric Nephrology, Baddam and colleagues discuss the relatively underreported clinical problem of repeated episodes of acute kidney injury (AKI) in children with sickle cell disease (SCD). Their report is a cautionary note about the importance of repeated kidney injury on the background of underlying chronic kidney injury and its potential implications on long-term kidney outcome. In children and adults with SCD, this includes the effects of repeated vaso-occlusive crises and the management of these painful episodes with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs...
March 28, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303389/variability-of-diagnostic-criteria-and-treatment-of-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome-across-european-countries
#13
Georges Deschênes, Marina Vivarelli, Licia Peruzzi
The aim of the surveys conducted by the Idiopathic Nephrotic Syndrome Working Group of the ESPN was to study the possible variability of treatment in Europe at different stages of the disease by means of questionnaires sent to members of the Working Group. Four surveys have been completed: treatment of the first flare, treatment of the first relapse and the issue of steroid dependency, use of rituximab, and the management of steroid-resistant patients. A uniform treatment of the first flare was applied in only three countries, and ten additional centers have adopted one of the three main protocols...
May 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289595/case-report-of-a-novel-mutation-of-the-eya1-gene-in-a-patient-with-branchio-oto-renal-syndrome
#14
L Spahiu, B Merovci, V Ismaili Jaha, A Batalli Këpuska, H Jashari
Branchio-oto-renal (BOR) syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by the coexistence of branchial cysts or fistulae, external ear malformation with pre-auricular pits or tags, hearing impairment and renal malformations. However, the presence of the main features varies in affected families. Here, we present a 16-year-old boy admitted to the Department of Nephrology at the Pediatric Clinic, University Clinical Center of Kosovo, Pristina, Republic of Kosovo because of severe renal insufficiency diagnosed 6 years ago, which progressed to end-stage renal failure...
December 1, 2016: Balkan Journal of Medical Genetics: BJMG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284824/-report-on-chronic-dialysis-in-france-in-2016
#15
Société Francophone de Néphrologie Dialyse Et Transplantation
The report on dialysis in France in 2016 from the French Speaking Society of Nephrology Dialysis and Transplantation (SFNDT) provides an exhaustive and documented inventory on dialysis in France. It underlines the organizations that are important in 2016 to maintain a high quality dialysis. Several measures are proposed to maintain and improve the care of dialysis in France: (1) The regulation of dialysis treatment in France must be maintained; (2) a burden of care indicator is proposed to ensure that patients requiring the most care are treated in the centers...
March 8, 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270642/kidney-disease-profile-of-syrian-refugee-children
#16
Mehtap Akbalik Kara, Beltinge Demircioglu Kilic, Nilgun Col, Ayse Aysima Ozcelik, Mithat Buyukcelik, Ayse Balat
INTRODUCTION: Although preventative nephrology is the effective management of childhood kidney diseases, it is hard to provide it in this undesirable conditions. In this study, we aimed to document the kidney disease profile of Syrian refugee children admitted to our hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and thirty Syrian refugee children were admitted to the Pediatric Nephrology Department of the University of Gaziantep from September 2012 to January 2015...
March 2017: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270432/immunogenicity-of-augmented-compared-with-standard-dose-hepatitis-b-vaccine-in-pediatric-patients-on-dialysis-a-midwest-pediatric-nephrology-consortium-study
#17
Jason M Misurac, Rene G VanDeVoorde, Mahmoud Kallash, Franca M Iorember, Kera E Luckritz, Michelle N Rheault, Jennifer G Jetton, Martin A Turman, Gaurav Kapur, Katherine E Twombley, Shireen Hashmat, Donald J Weaver, Jeffrey D Leiser, Corina Nailescu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients on maintenance dialysis have a higher risk of unresponsiveness to hepatitis B vaccination and loss of hepatitis B immunity. Adult guidelines recommend augmented dosing (40 mcg/dose), resulting in improved response in adults. We sought to determine whether children on dialysis mount a similar antibody response when given standard or augmented dosing of hepatitis B vaccine. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: This is a retrospective review of patients on dialysis aged <19 years from May 1, 2008 to May 1, 2013 at 12 pediatric dialysis units...
March 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260445/renal-impairment-and-complication-after-kidney-transplant-at-queen-rania-abdulla-children-s-hospital
#18
Reham Issa Almardini, Ghazi Mohamad Salita, Mahdi Qasem Farah, Issa Ahmad Katatbeh, Katibh Al-Rabadi
OBJECTIVES: Kidney transplant is the treatment of choice for end-stage renal disease, but it is not without complications. We review the medical cause of significant renal impairment and complications that developed after kidney transplant in pediatric patients who required hospital admission and intervention and/or who were followed between 2007 and 2016. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective noninterventional chart review study was conducted in pediatric patients who received a kidney transplant and/or followed at the nephrology clinic at Queen Rania Abdulla Children's Hospital between 2007 and 2016...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260444/pediatric-kidney-transplant-experience-at-an-algerian-nephrology-department
#19
Ali Benziane, Saliha Boutennoune
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the outcomes, complications, causes of graft loss, and patient and graft survival in pediatric renal transplant. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study using the records of 32 children who had a renal transplant between February 2007 and October 2014. RESULTS: All donations were intrafamily, and all patients had a living donor: the patient's mother in 56.3%, the father in 40.6%, and a brother in 3...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250022/pediatric-and-adult-physician-networks-in-affordable-care-act-marketplace-plans
#20
Charlene A Wong, Kristin Kan, Zuleyha Cidav, Robert Nathenson, Daniel Polsky
OBJECTIVES: To describe and compare pediatric and adult specialty physician networks in marketplace plans. METHODS: Data on physician networks, including physician specialty and address, in all 2014 individual marketplace silver plans were aggregated. Networks were quantified as the fraction of providers in the underlying rating area within a state that participated in the network. Narrow networks included none available networks (ie, no providers available in the underlying area) and limited networks (ie, included <10% of the available providers in the underlying area)...
March 1, 2017: Pediatrics
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