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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725641/mechanisms-mediating-pediatric-severe-asthma-and-potential-novel-therapies
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Aldara Martin Alonso, Sejal Saglani
Although a rare disease, severe therapy-resistant asthma in children is a cause of significant morbidity and results in utilization of approximately 50% of health-care resources for asthma. Improving control for children with severe asthma is, therefore, an urgent unmet clinical need. As a group, children with severe asthma have severe and multiple allergies, steroid resistant airway eosinophilia, and significant structural changes of the airway wall (airway remodeling). Omalizumab is currently the only add-on therapy that is licensed for use in children with severe asthma...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722615/assessing-the-short-term-global-health-experience-a-cross-sectional-study-of-demographics-socioeconomic-factors-and-disease-prevalence
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Olivia Geen, Allison Pumputis, Cristina Kochi, Andrew Costa, Karl Stobbe
Interest in short-term global health experiences to underserviced populations has grown rapidly in the last few decades. However, there remains very little research on what participants can expect to encounter. At the same time, it has been suggested that in order for physicians and workers to provide safe and effective care, volunteers should have a basic understanding of local culture, health systems, epidemiology, and socioeconomic needs of the community before arriving. Our objective was to add to the limited literature on what short-term global health trips can expect to encounter through a cross-sectional study of patient demographics, socioeconomic markers, and the prevalence of diseases encountered on a short-term medical service trip to Lima, Peru...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685300/hepatoduodenal-ligament-teratoma-with-immature-elements
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Ana C De Roo, Sabina Siddiqui, George B Mychaliska
Pediatric germ cell tumors comprise 1-3% of all malignant pediatric tumors and are found in variable locations. We present the case of a term 3.7 kg neonate who was found to have a giant liver mass at birth, later determined to be an immature teratoma arising from the hepatoduodenal ligament. This case report and images add to the limited literature a very rare presentation of a teratoma.
July 6, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659986/efficacy-of-n-acetylcysteine-augmentation-on-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-a-multicenter-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Ahmad Ghanizadeh, Mohammad Reza Mohammadi, Shahla Bahraini, Zahra Keshavarzi, Ali Firoozabadi, Ali Alavi Shoshtari
Objective: Glutamate is considered a target for treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The efficacy and safety of the nutritional supplement of N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) as an adjuvant to serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) for treating children and adolescents with OCD has never been examined. Method: This was a 10-week randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial with 34 OCD outpatients. The patients received citalopram plus NAC or placebo. Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (YBOCS) and Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL™) were used...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658154/16s-sequencing-and-functional-analysis-of-the-fecal-microbiome-during-treatment-of-newly-diagnosed-pediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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James J Ashton, Catherine M Colquhoun, David W Cleary, Tracy Coelho, Rachel Haggarty, Imke Mulder, Akshay Batra, Nadeem A Afzal, R Mark Beattie, Karen P Scott, Sarah Ennis
The human microbiome is of considerable interest to pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (PIBD) researchers with 1 potential mechanism for disease development being aberrant immune handling of the intestinal bacteria. This study analyses the fecal microbiome through treatment in newly diagnosed PIBD patients and compares to cohabiting siblings where possible. Patients were recruited on clinical suspicion of PIBD before diagnosis. Treatment-naïve fecal samples were collected, with further samples at 2 and 6 weeks into treatment...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657811/description-of-the-case-mix-experienced-by-chiropractic-students-during-a-clinical-internship
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Aaron A Puhl, Christine J Reinhart, H Stephen Injeyan, Anthony Tibbles
OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this study was to describe the case mix experienced by chiropractic students during their clinical internship at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Secondary objectives were to characterize teaching clinic patient populations, assess the similarity to previously published data for practicing chiropractors, and describe the treatment plans being recommended by interns. METHODS: A prospective, observational study was conducted using a convenience sample of 24 chiropractic interns...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647800/safety-and-effectiveness-of-tolvaptan-for-fluid-management-after-pediatric-cardiovascular-surgery
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Yuzo Katayama, Tsukasa Ozawa, Noritsugu Shiono, Hiroshi Masuhara, Takeshiro Fujii, Yoshinori Watanabe
BACKGROUND: Postoperative fluid management is important after open heart surgery, because cardiopulmonary bypass evokes an abnormal inflammatory response and increases vascular permeability, especially in pediatric patients. We assessed the safety and effectiveness of tolvaptan for management of postoperative fluid retention after congenital heart surgery. METHODS AND RESULTS: This retrospective study analyzed data from 43 children with uncomplicated congenital heart disease who underwent open heart surgery between September 2013 and August 2016...
June 24, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631599/efficacy-and-safety-of-omalizumab-in-children-and-adolescents-with-moderate-to-severe-asthma-a-systematic-literature-review
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Jonathan Corren, Abhishek Kavati, Benjamin Ortiz, Jennifer A Colby, Kimberly Ruiz, Brett A Maiese, Sarah M Cadarette, Reynold A Panettieri
BACKGROUND: There are limited pediatric data about the use of omalizumab, especially the effectiveness and safety of omalizumab in the real-world management of allergic asthma. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to summarize the safety and efficacy of omalizumab in both randomized clinical trials (RCT) used for U.S. Food and Drug Administration registration and real-world studies (RWS) based on clinical care of children with moderate-to-severe asthma. METHODS: Studies that evaluated omalizumab use in patients <18 years old and with asthma, published between January 2003 and October 2016, were retrieved from medical literature data bases...
July 1, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612151/the-genetics-journey-a-case-report-of-a-genetic-diagnosis-made-30-years-later
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Linford A Williams, Shane C Quinonez, Wendy R Uhlmann
Mandibulofacial dysostosis with microcephaly (MFDM) is a rare autosomal dominant condition that was first described in 2006. The causative gene, EFTUD2, identified in 2012. We report on a family that initially presented to a pediatric genetics clinic in the 1980s for evaluation of multiple congenital anomalies. Re-evaluation of one member thirty years later resulted in a phenotypic and molecularly confirmed diagnosis of MFDM. This family's clinical histories and the novel EFTUD2 variant identified, c.1297_1298delAT (p...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601683/prenatal-intrapartum-and-postnatal-factors-are-associated-with-pediatric-eosinophilic-esophagitis
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Elizabeth T Jensen, Jonathan T Kuhl, Lisa J Martin, Marc E Rothenberg, Evan S Dellon
BACKGROUND: Multiple lines of evidence point to the potential importance of early-life environmental factors in the rapid rise in incidence of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), but potential exposures have not been extensively studied. OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between prenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal factors and the development of pediatric EoE using a case-control study. METHODS: Cases of EoE were recruited from an existing registry at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC)...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575372/addressing-the-analytic-challenges-of-cross-sectional-pediatric-pneumonia-etiology-data
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Laura L Hammitt, Daniel R Feikin, J Anthony G Scott, Scott L Zeger, David R Murdoch, Katherine L O'Brien, Maria Deloria Knoll
Despite tremendous advances in diagnostic laboratory technology, identifying the pathogen(s) causing pneumonia remains challenging because the infected lung tissue cannot usually be sampled for testing. Consequently, to obtain information about pneumonia etiology, clinicians and researchers test specimens distant to the site of infection. These tests may lack sensitivity (eg, blood culture, which is only positive in a small proportion of children with pneumonia) and/or specificity (eg, detection of pathogens in upper respiratory tract specimens, which may indicate asymptomatic carriage or a less severe syndrome, such as upper respiratory infection)...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557015/palestinian-community-perceptions-of-do-not-resuscitation-order-for-terminally-ill-patients-a-qualitative-study
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Intima Alrimawi, Ahmad Rajeh Saifan, Raghad Abdelkader, Abdul-Monim Batiha
AIM AND OBJECTIVES: This study aims to illustrate the Palestinian community's views, opinions and stances about the concept of do not resuscitate (DNR) for terminally ill patients. BACKGROUND: DNR orders are practiced in many countries worldwide, but there is no consensus on their practice in the Middle East. DNR orders may be applied for terminally ill pediatric patients. Some studies have been conducted describing people's experiences with these DNR orders. However, few studies have considered community perspectives on DNR orders for terminally ill patients in Palestine...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538289/a-three-dimensional-analysis-of-the-fracture-planes-in-pediatric-lateral-humeral-condyle-fractures-for-image-based-pin-positioning-during-fixation
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Do Young Park, Jae Ho Cho, Doo-Hyung Lee, Wan-Sun Choi, Jun Young Bang, Xiang Yun Yin
OBJECTIVE: To determine the 3 dimensional morphology of pediatric lateral condylar physeal fractures using 3-dimensional computed tomography (3D-CT) and to identify optimal pin positions for percutaneous pinning. DESIGN: Prospective case series of consecutively treated patients SETTING:: Tertiary university hospital setting. PATIENTS: Preoperative 3D-CTs in pediatric surgical candidates diagnosed with lateral condylar physeal fractures INTERVENTION:: Closed reduction and percutaneous pinning was performed...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529088/pilot-test-of-a-home-based-program-to-prevent-perceived-insufficient-milk
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Natsuko K Wood, Elizabeth A Sanders, Frances M Lewis, Nancy F Woods, Susan T Blackburn
PROBLEM: Although the World Health Organization and American Academy of Pediatrics recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months, only 22% of U.S. mothers do so. Mothers' perceived insufficient milk (PIM) is the primary reason for breastfeeding discontinuation globally. There are two changeable causes of PIM: (1) mothers' misinterpretation of their infant's behavior, and (2) mothers' lack of confidence in their ability to breastfeed. AIM: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the short-term effect of a home-based intervention designed to prevent and/or reduce PIM...
May 18, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524790/cognard-type-v-intracranial-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-presenting-in-a-pediatric-patient-with-rapid-progressive-myelopathy
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Walter J Jermakowicz, Alexander G Weil, Artyom Vlasenko, Sanjiv Bhatia, Toba N Niazi
Cognard Type V dural arteriovenous fistulas (dAVFs) are a unique type of cranial vascular malformation characterized by congestion of the perimedullary venous system that may lead to devastating spinal cord pathology if left untreated. The authors present the first known case of a pediatric patient diagnosed with a Type V dAVF. A 14-year-old girl presented with a 3-week history of slowly progressive unilateral leg weakness that quickly progressed to bilateral leg paralysis, sphincter dysfunction, and complete sensory loss the day of her presentation...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497388/first-experience-with-electronic-feedback-of-the-psychosocial-assessment-tool-in-pediatric-cancer-care
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Sasja A Schepers, Simone M Sint Nicolaas, Heleen Maurice-Stam, Elisabeth M van Dijk-Lokkart, Esther M M van den Bergh, Nienke de Boer, Chris M Verhaak, Martha A Grootenhuis
PURPOSE: The Psychosocial Assessment Tool (PAT) is a brief family screener, identifying families at universal or elevated risk for psychosocial problems. This study aimed to determine the feasibility and usability of the electronic PAT (ePAT) in pediatric cancer care. METHODS: Eighty-six parents of newly diagnosed children with cancer (0-18 years) agreed to participate and registered at the website www.hetklikt.nu (58%). Seventy-five families completed the ePAT at approximately 1 month post-diagnosis...
May 11, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479208/sleep-quality-affect-pain-and-disability-in-children-with-chronic-pain-is-affect-a-mediator-or-moderator
#17
Subhadra Evans, Vesna Djilas, Laura C Seidman, Lonnie K Zeltzer, Jennie C I Tsao
Sleep problems have been identified as a potential antecedent of chronic pain and pain-related disability in pediatric populations. In adult studies, affect has been implicated in these relationships. This study sought to better understand the relationships between sleep quality, negative and positive affect and pain and functioning in children with chronic pain. Participants included 213 children and adolescents (aged 7-17) presenting to a tertiary pain clinic with chronic pain. Children completed questionnaires measuring sleep quality, positive and negative affect, pain intensity, and functional disability...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469537/rituximab-for-treatment-of-refractory-anti-nmda-receptor-encephalitis-in-a-pediatric-patient
#18
Sarah Hallowell, Esli Tebedge, Margaret Oates, Elizabeth Hand
Anti-N-methyl d-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis is a devastating disease that is increasingly being identified in both children and adults with psychosis, language disturbances, behavioral changes, and motor deficits. Currently no consensus guidelines exist for the optimal management of patients with this disease, although intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) therapy is often considered first-line pharmacotherapy. We present a case of an otherwise healthy 4 year-old-child who presented with seizures, loss of age-appropriate language skills, and behavioral changes, in whom anti-NMDAR was subsequently diagnosed...
March 2017: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458429/pricing-and-components-analysis-of-some-key-essential-pediatric-medicine-in-odisha-state
#19
Satyajit Samal, Trupti Rekha Swain
OBJECTIVE: Study highlighting prices, i.e., the patients actually pay at ground level is important for interventions such as alternate procurement schemes or to expedite regulatory assessment of essential medicines for children. The present study was undertaken to study pricing and component analysis of few key essential medicines in Odisha state. METHODOLOGY: Six child-specific medicines of different formulations were selected based on use in different disease condition and having widest pricing variation...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441677/building-a-global-online-community-of-practice-the-openpediatrics-world-shared-practices-video-series
#20
Traci A Wolbrink, Niranjan Kissoon, Nabila Mirza, Jeffrey P Burns
PROBLEM: Health care professionals are familiar with engaging in local communities of practice (CoPs) within their hospital, region, and/or country, but despite the availability of online technologies that facilitate online global collaboration, the health care sector has yet to fully embrace these tools. APPROACH: In 2013, OPENPediatrics (an online social learning platform) launched the World Shared Practices video (WSP) series to engage and coalesce the global community of critical care clinicians...
May 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
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