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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816566/five-year-motor-functional-outcome-in-children-with-acquired-brain-injury-yet-to-the-end-of-the-story
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Elena Beretta, Erika Molteni, Sara Galbiati, Giuseppe Stefanoni, Sandra Strazzer
PURPOSE: The description of motor changes and clinical evolution of a pediatric cohort with acquired brain injury (ABI) over 5 years by the functional independence measure for children (WeeFIM). METHODS: We analyzed retrospective data from 496 patients (aged 0-18 years) with severe ABI admitted for rehabilitation. WeeFIM scores and disability rating scale (reference scale) were collected at admission, discharge and yearly, up to year 5. RESULTS: Functional limitations gradually reduced after ABI, but children still had residual disabilities at the endpoint...
August 17, 2017: Developmental Neurorehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815094/add-on-therapy-with-ertapenem-in-infections-with-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria-pediatric-experience
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Sevgen Tanır Basaranoglu, Yasemin Ozsurekci, Kubra Aykac, Kamile Oktay Arıkan, Ayse Buyukcam, Ali Bulent Cengiz, Mehmet Ceyhan, Ates Kara
Optimal therapy for infections with carbapenem resistant GNB is not well established due to the weakness of data. Patients presenting with bloodstream infections caused by multidrug resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae were treated with a combination treatment. Optimal therapy for infections with carbapenem resistant Gram-negative bacteria is a serious problem in pediatric patients. We presented three cases who were successfully treated with addition of ertapenem to the combination treatment for bacteremia with multidrug resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809993/adalimumab-in-chronic-plaque-psoriasis-a-clinical-guide
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Jashin J Wu, W C Valdecantos
<p>Psoriasis is a common, inflammatory disease that manifests itself as lesions on the skin, which greatly impacts the physical and psychological wellbeing of those affected. The current goal of treatment in psoriasis is to improve the signs and symptoms of disease, whilst minimizing the burden of disease on patient health-related quality of life. Psoriasis can also be associated with other comorbidities such as joint disease, cardiovascular disease, and depression, which can add to the complexity of treatment...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809753/an-occult-ectopic-parathyroid-adenoma-in-a-pediatric-patient-a-case-report-and-management-algorithm
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Brent D Bauman, Maria Evasovich, Amanda Louiselle, Eugene Zheng, Kevin Goodwin, Miroslav Sekulic, Faqian Li, Raphael Andrade, Bradley J Segura
BACKGROUND: Hyperparathyroidism (HPT) is a rare disease in the pediatric population, and optimal management may be unclear if it is due to an occult parathyroid adenoma. We present a case report of a pediatric patient with an occult, ectopic, supernumerary, parathyroid adenoma. CASE PRESENTATION: A 13-year-old female who initially presented with anxiety was diagnosed with HPT. Preoperative imaging and bilateral neck exploration with four-gland biopsy were negative for any parathyroid adenoma...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794052/pediatric-match-trial-opens-enrollment
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The largest basket study to date of targeted agents in children and adolescents began enrolling patients in late July. Pediatric MATCH will study seven drugs to start; researchers plan to add at least two more in the near future.
August 9, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777655/trainees-may-add-value-to-patient-care-by-decreasing-addendum-utilization-in-radiology-reports
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Patricia Balthazar, Christina Konstantopoulos, Carson A Wick, Ariadne K DeSimone, Srini Tridandapani, Stephen Simoneaux, Kimberly E Applegate
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of trainee involvement and other factors on addendum rates in radiology reports. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was performed in a tertiary care pediatric hospital. From the institutional radiology data repository, we extracted all radiology reports from January 1 to June 30, 2016, as well as trainee (resident or fellow) involvement, imaging modality, patient setting (emergency, inpatient, or outpatient), order status (routine vs immediate), time of interpretation (regular work hours vs off-hours), radiologist's years of experience, and sex...
August 4, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765038/synergistic-effect-of-1%C3%AE-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d3-and-17%C3%AE-estradiol-on-osteoblast-differentiation-of-pediatric-mscs
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Jing Li, Bonnie L Padwa, Shuanhu Zhou, Julia Mullokandova, Meryl S LeBoff, Julie Glowacki
Vitamin D is essential for mineral homeostasis and contributes to bone metabolism by stimulating osteoblast differentiation of marrow stromal cells (MSCs). In this study, we used MSCs from pre-pubertal girls and boys to test the hypothesis that 1α,25(OH)2D and 17β-estradiol have synergistic effects on these MSCs, and what mechanism is involved. With IRB approval, we isolated MSCs from discarded excess iliac marrow graft from children undergoing alveolar cleft repair. Plasma was available from 8 female (9...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760316/developing-a-transition-care-coordination-program-for-youth-with-spina-bifida
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Amanda Seeley, Linda Lindeke
INTRODUCTION: This quality improvement pilot study focused on developing and facilitating readiness for transition in youth with spina bifida. The results contribute to a broader institution-wide initiative at a subspecialty pediatric organization. METHODS: The clinical roles of six nurse care coordinators were restructured to add responsibility for transition care coordination. Together, parents, youth, and nurse transition care coordinators created and implemented individualized family-centered care plans focused on improving self-management and readiness for transition to adulthood...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750020/antibiotic-prescriptions-for-outpatient-acute-rhinosinusitis-in-canada-2007-2013
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Prateek Sharma, Rita Finley, Scott Weese, Shiona Glass-Kaastra, Warren McIsaac
INTRODUCTION: Acute rhinosinusitis (ARS) is a respiratory disease commonly caused by viral infections. Physicians regularly prescribe antibiotics despite bacterial etiologies being uncommon. This is of concern, as this use adds to the selection pressure for resistance. Here we present the descriptive epidemiology of acute rhinosinusitis and corresponding antibiotic prescribing practices by Canadian outpatient physicians from 2007-2013. MATERIALS/METHODS: Diagnosis and antibiotic prescription data for ARS were extracted from the Canadian Disease and Therapeutic Index for 2007 to 2013, and population data were acquired from Statistics Canada...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749111/syncope-in-pediatric-patients-a-practical-approach-to-differential-diagnosis-and-management-in-the-emergency-department-digest
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Colleen Fant, Ari Cohen, Michelle N Vazquez
Syncope is a condition that is often seen in the emergency department. Most syncope is benign, but it can be a symptom of a life-threatening condition. While syncope often requires an extensive workup in adults, in the pediatric population, critical questioning and simple, noninvasive testing is usually sufficient to exclude significant or life-threatening causes. For low-risk patients, resource-intensive workups are rarely diagnostic, and add significant cost to medical care. This issue will highlight critical diseases that cause syncope, identify high-risk "red flags," and enable the emergency clinician to develop a cost-effective, minimally invasive algorithm for the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric syncope...
April 22, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746534/brazilian-guidelines-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-cystic-fibrosis
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Rodrigo Abensur Athanazio, Luiz Vicente Ribeiro Ferreira da Silva Filho, Alberto Andrade Vergara, Antônio Fernando Ribeiro, Carlos Antônio Riedi, Elenara da Fonseca Andrade Procianoy, Fabíola Villac Adde, Francisco José Caldeira Reis, José Dirceu Ribeiro, Lídia Alice Torres, Marcelo Bicalho de Fuccio, Matias Epifanio, Mônica de Cássia Firmida, Neiva Damaceno, Norberto Ludwig-Neto, Paulo José Cauduro Maróstica, Samia Zahi Rached, Suzana Fonseca de Oliveira Melo
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder characterized by dysfunction of the CFTR gene. It is a multisystem disease that most often affects White individuals. In recent decades, various advances in the diagnosis and treatment of CF have drastically changed the scenario, resulting in a significant increase in survival and quality of life. In Brazil, the current neonatal screening program for CF has broad coverage, and most of the Brazilian states have referral centers for the follow-up of individuals with the disease...
May 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745715/computer-based-video-analysis-identifies-infants-with-absence-of-fidgety-movements
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Ragnhild Støen, Nils Thomas Songstad, Inger Elisabeth Silberg, Toril Fjørtoft, Alexander Refsum Jensenius, Lars Adde
BackgroundAbsence of fidgety movements (FMs) at 3 months' corrected age is a strong predictor of cerebral palsy (CP) in high-risk infants. This study evaluates the association between computer-based video analysis and the temporal organization of FMs assessed with the General Movement Assessment (GMA).MethodsInfants were eligible for this prospective cohort study if referred to a high-risk follow-up program in a participating hospital. Video recordings taken at 10-15 weeks post term age were used for GMA and computer-based analysis...
July 26, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735696/the-network-structure-of-posttraumatic-stress-symptoms-in-children-and-adolescents-exposed-to-disasters
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Justin D Russell, Erin L Neill, Victor G Carrión, Carl F Weems
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate current theoretical assumptions about the nature of pediatric posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by examining the network structure of PTSD in a sample of youth exposed to disasters and testing for age differences. Network analysis provides the opportunity to identify "central" symptoms that might hold an outsized influence over others and are important targets for research and treatment. The authors hypothesized that particular symptoms would exhibit greater influence over others...
August 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725641/mechanisms-mediating-pediatric-severe-asthma-and-potential-novel-therapies
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REVIEW
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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