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Amber Hoffman, Ingrid A Larson
It can be difficult to assist children with medical complexities (CMC) in maintaining wellness outside of hospital and emergency department settings. This growing population, with high use of medical technology and specialty care, has created a challenge for community providers who may infrequently care for children with these rare disorders and needs. CMCs have increased hospitalization rates and emergency care use. It is not realistic to believe that emergency health providers will know how to manage every type of CMC when they present for emergency care...
March 1, 2018: Pediatric Annals
Daniel T Cater, Alvaro J Tori, Elizabeth A S Moser, Courtney M Rowan
OBJECTIVES: To determine the validity of the Bedside Pediatric Early Warning Score system in the hematopoietic cell transplant population, and to determine if the addition of weight gain further strengthens the association with need for PICU admission. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of pediatric allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant patients from 2009 to 2016. Daily Pediatric Early Warning Score and weights were collected during hospitalization. Logistic regression was used to identify associations between maximum Pediatric Early Warning Score or Pediatric Early Warning Score plus weight gain and the need for PICU intervention...
March 7, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Rajeswari Swaminathan, Yungui Huang, Katherine Miller, Matthew Pastore, Sayaka Hashimoto, Theodora Jacobson, Danielle Mouhlas, Simon Lin
The adoption rate of genome sequencing for clinical diagnostics has been steadily increasing leading to the possibility of improvement in diagnostic yields. Although laboratories generate a summary clinical report, sharing raw genomic data with healthcare providers is equally important, both for secondary research studies as well as for a deeper analysis of the data itself, as seen by the efforts from organizations such as American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics and Global Alliance for Genomics and Health...
2018: Frontiers in Genetics
Nissreen Mohammad, Vishal Avinashi, Edmond Chan, Bruce A Vallance, Elodie Portales-Casamar, Jonathan W Bush
OBJECTIVE: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is considered a TH2-mediated food allergy disease that leads to submucosal esophageal fibrosis and strictures. Recent studies focused on adults with EoE identified a strong association with elevated esophageal IgG4 immunostaining. Our study aimed to determine the association of IgG4 with EoE in pediatric patients. METHODS: Using our local EoE research registry, we identified 41 adequate biopsies from EoE patients. We used 10 age- and sex-matched patients with no diagnostic abnormalities at endoscopy or on biopsy...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Simona Lattanzi, Francesco Brigo, Elisabetta Grillo, Claudia Cagnetti, Alberto Verrotti, Gaetano Zaccara, Mauro Silvestrini
BACKGROUND: In the treatment of pediatric epilepsy, there is a critical demand for effective and safe therapeutic options to address patients' unmet clinical needs. Eslicarbazepine acetate is a novel once-daily antiepileptic drug and a third-generation single enantiomer member of the dibenzazepine family. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of eslicarbazepine acetate as add-on treatment for focal-onset seizures in pediatric patients using meta-analytical techniques...
March 5, 2018: CNS Drugs
Andrew J Redmann, Kyle Robinette, Charles M Myer, Alessandro de Alarcón, Aimee Veid, Catherine K Hart
Importance: Obtaining sufficient operating room time for inpatient consults requiring an operative intervention is a persistent challenge for otolaryngologists. Objective: To examine the institution of an otolaryngology-specific operating room (OR) for unscheduled (add-on) cases for its association with time from initial consultation to surgery and, secondarily, to determine utilization of a dedicated block of time. Design, Setting, and Participants: Retrospective review of medical records of a tertiary care pediatric hospital for patients treated between January 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016; analysis was concluded by June 2016...
March 1, 2018: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Chengqi Xin, Chun Wang, Yachen Wang, Jingyuan Zhao, Liang Wang, Runjie Li, Jing Liu
BACKGROUND: Kabuki syndrome (KS) is a rare pediatric congenital disorder with multiple congenital anomalies and intellectual disabilities, which is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. Mutations in KMT2D and KDM6A have been proven to be the primary cause in most cases of KS. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we report two Chinese boys with clinical features of KS referred to our hospital for clinical diagnosis. Next-generation sequencing was performed on MiSeq to analyze the genetic mutations in both patients...
February 27, 2018: BMC Medical Genetics
Ida Emilia Aasen, Geir Øgrim, Juri Kropotov, Jan Ferenc Brunner
Methylphenidate (MPH) has been shown to modulate the amplitude of the no-go P3 component of the event-related potential (ERP; Øgrim, Aasen, & Brunner, 2016). Using group independent component analysis, the no-go P3 from a cued go/no-go task has been separated into two sub-components (Brunner et al., 2013). This study investigated whether sub-components of the no-go P3 could be identified in children with ADHD, and how MPH modulates their amplitudes. ERPs were registered twice (on/off MPH) in 57 children with ADHD classified as medication responders in a four-week medication trial...
February 21, 2018: Biological Psychology
Yuwen Wang, Yi Xu, Runmei Zou, Lijia Wu, Ping Liu, Hong Yang, Zhenwu Xie, Cheng Wang
BACKGROUND: The effect of levocarnitine supplementation has not been evaluated in children with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the effect of oral levocarnitine supplementation in pediatric patients with DCM. METHODS: Twenty-nine children with DCM (17 male, 12 female, aged 1 month to 13 years) were divided into two groups according to a simple randomization: control group (n = 10) and experimental group (n = 19)...
February 21, 2018: Paediatric Drugs
Nikki A Evensen, P Pallavi Madhusoodhan, Julia Meyer, Jason Saliba, Ashfiyah Chowdhury, David J Araten, Jacob Nersting, Teena Bhatla, Tiffaney L Vincent, David Teachey, Stephen P Hunger, Jun Yang, Kjeld Schmiegelow, William L Carroll
Survival of children with relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia is poor and understanding mechanisms underlying resistance is essential in developing new therapy. Relapse-specific heterozygous deletions in MSH6, a crucial part of DNA Mismatch Repair, are frequently detected. Our aim was to determine whether MSH6 deletion results in a hypermutator phenotype associated with generation of secondary mutations involved in drug resistance or leads to a failure to initiate apoptosis directly in response to chemotherapeutic agents...
February 15, 2018: Haematologica
Harish Dharmarajan, Yi-Chun Carol Liu, Helena Karlberg Hippard, Binoy Chandy
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric otolaryngologists are frequently called to assist in difficult airway management in newborns with Pierre Robin Sequence (PRS) who have microretrognathia, glossoptosis, and an anterior larynx. The Bonfils fiberscope (BF) is a curved rigid scope designed to provide superior visualization in the anterior larynx. OBJECTIVE: (1) to assess whether BF provides an improvement in intubation success rate, time to intubation, or airway visualization as compared to rigid fiberscope (RF) in a difficult airway simulation setting and (2) to determine whether a training program for BF can improve time to intubation through practice trials...
February 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Silvia Marino, Giovanna Vitaliti, Simona Domenica Marino, Piero Pavone, Simona Provvidenti, Catia Romano, Raffaele Falsaperla
BACKGROUND: Few studies on adult and pediatric patients have shown pyridoxine efficacy as additional therapy for those receiving levetiracetam (LEV) to prevent and mitigate behavioral adverse effects (BAEs). OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to analyze the safety and efficacy of pyridoxine supplementation in the prevention of LEV adverse effects, including suicidal ideation. METHODS: This randomized, case-control trial included patients receiving LEV as monotherapy treatment...
February 1, 2018: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
Diana J Moke, Lynn E Schubert, Heather Y Sun, Beth F Printz, Andrew C Dietz
Current screening guidelines are available for anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity. However, the utility of echocardiogram screening for late-onset anthracycline cardiotoxicity especially in the decade immediately after end of therapy is debatable. A retrospective chart review of patients seen in the Thriving after Cancer Clinic at Rady Children's Hospital January 2006 to December 2013 was performed. Treatment data, echocardiogram results, cardiology referral notes and cardiac medication data were abstracted from anthracycline-exposed survivors...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
Mark S Wainwright
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: All critical care is directed at maintaining brain health, but recognizing neurologic complications of critical illness in children is difficult, and limited data exist to guide practice. This article discusses an approach to the recognition and management of seizures, stroke, and cardiac arrest as complications of other critical illnesses in the pediatric intensive care unit. RECENT FINDINGS: Convulsive and nonconvulsive seizures occur frequently in children after cardiac arrest or traumatic brain injury and during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation...
February 2018: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
Johann Sebastián Ortiz de la Rosa, Lady Diana Ladino, Paula Juliana Rodríguez, María Camila Rueda, Juan Pablo Polanía, Angie Catalina Castañeda
PURPOSE: Lacosamide, is one of the newer antiepileptic drug approved for focal drug-resistant epilepsy as an add-on treatment in patients older than 16 years. However, there is growing evidence of its use, safety and efficacy in children. We aim to evaluate efficacy and tolerability of lacosamide in focal and generalized drug-resistant epilepsy and refractory status epilepticus in the pediatric population. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review on MEDLINE, EMBASE, COCHRANE, Google Scholar and Scielo from January 2008 to January 2017...
February 7, 2018: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
Yu Du, Wenwen He, Xinghuai Sun, Yi Lu, Xiangjia Zhu
Traumatic cataract is a main cause of visual impairment in pediatric populations and is preventable. Awareness of the causes and consequences of pediatric eye trauma play roles in health education and prevention of blindness. We conducted a retrospective chart review based on 5-year clinical data of pediatric traumatic cataract cases treated at the Eye and Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai, China. Clinical features including demographic data, injury mechanism, and causative agents were analyzed...
February 7, 2018: Scientific Reports
Karthik Shunmugavelu, Kumaravel Subramaniam
The main characteristic feature of the pediatric mandible is that of decreased dimension, which leads to compromises in the open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). In the dental segment, the cervically bulbous short stature primary teeth might act an obstacle during the maxillomandibular fixation conventionally. An increased osteogenic potential of bones favors rapid consolidation and remodeling in the affected region. The mixed dentition of the ugly duckling stage adds more burden while stabilizing the fractured segments...
October 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
Anil Handoo, Tina Dadu
The utility of flow cytometry as a useful diagnostic modality for the assessment of hematopoietic neoplasms has been established beyond doubt. In fact, it is now an integral part of the diagnosis and classification of various diseases like leukemias and lymphomas along with molecular studies and cytogenetics. Prognostication and disease monitoring by flow cytometry is also being recognized increasingly as one of the important fortes. This is evident by the number of articles in the published in literature on the minimal residual disease detection by flow cytometry especially in the last decade or so...
January 15, 2018: Indian Pediatrics
Nishanth Sadashiva, Rajalakshmi Poyuran, Anita Mahadevan, Dhananjaya I Bhat, Sampath Somanna, Bhagavatula Indira Devi
Chordoid meningioma is a rare variant of meningioma, with a higher incidence in the young and a supposed association with Castleman's syndrome. They have an aggressive clinical course, and are assigned as WHO grade II meningiomas. To the best of our knowledge, 284 chordoid meningiomas have been reported in the literature. This series reporting 33 cases is the third largest series in published literature from a single Institution. We reviewed Clinico-pathological characteristics of 33 patients diagnosed with chordoid meningioma between 2001 and 2015 in our institution...
January 27, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
Jill M G Bally, Nicole R Smith, Lorraine Holtslander, Vicky Duncan, Heather Hodgson-Viden, Christopher Mpofu, Marcelline Zimmer
PURPOSE: To conduct a metasynthesis of qualitative research exploring parents' psychosocial experiences during complex and traumatic life transitions related to caring for a child with a life-limiting (LLI) or life-threatening illness (LTI). BACKGROUND: Parents' experiences of caring for a child impacted by an LLI or LTI are not clearly understood, and holistic, comprehensive pediatric nursing care for parents who have children with LLI and LTIs continues to be developed as treatment improves and survival is extended...
January 2018: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
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