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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186098/postnatal-height-and-adiposity-gain-childhood-blood-pressure-and-prehypertension-risk-in-an-asian-birth-cohort
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I M Aris, J Y Bernard, L-W Chen, M T Tint, W Y Lim, S E Soh, S-M Saw, Lp-C Shek, K M Godfrey, P D Gluckman, Y-S Chong, F Yap, M S Kramer, Y S Lee
OBJECTIVE: There have been hypotheses that early life adiposity gain may influence blood pressure (BP) later in life. We examined associations between timing of height, body mass index (BMI) and adiposity gains in early life with BP at 48 months in an Asian pregnancy-birth cohort. METHODS: In 719 children, velocities for height, BMI and abdominal circumference (AC) were calculated at five intervals [0-3, 3-12, 12-24, 24-36 and 36-48 months]. Triceps (TS) and subscapular skinfold (SS) velocities were calculated between 0-18, 18-36 and 36-48 months...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182292/metastatic-neuroblastoma-diagnosed-on-prenatal-sonographic-examination-performed-for-decreased-fetal-movement
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Hector O Chapa, Steven Gywnn Geddie, Rebecca Flores
We report a case of fetal neuroblastoma presenting with massive liver metastasis diagnosed during the biophysical profile sonographic examination performed for decreased fetal movement. The patient presented at 37 weeks' gestation with limited fetal movement over 24 hours. Biophysical profile showed marked polyhydramnios and an enlarged abdomen filled with a homogeneous mass lesion suspicious for liver metastasis. Primary urgent cesarean section was performed revealing a cachectic neonate with a rigid and grossly distended abdomen...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101370/recurrent-ovarian-sertoli-leydig-cell-tumor-in-a-child-with-peutz-jeghers-syndrome
#3
Edward J Bellfield, Ramin Alemzadeh
We present a female child with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) with a recurrent ovarian Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor (SLCT). SLCTs are relatively rare sex cord neoplasms that can occur in PJS. The patient was an African-American female who first presented at the age of 3 years with precocious puberty, and then at the age of 17 years with abdominal pain and irregular menses. In each case, she had resection of the mass, which included oophorectomy. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case in a child with PJS to have a recurrent ovarian SLCT...
August 2016: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051799/%C3%A2-sarcopenia-predicts-reduced-survival-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-at-first-diagnosis
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Paola Begini, Elia Gigante, Giulio Antonelli, Francesco Carbonetti, Elsa Iannicelli, Giulia Anania, Barbara Imperatrice, Adriano Maria Pellicelli, Gianfranco Delle Fave, Massimo Marignani
:  Background. Sarcopenia is a complication and independent risk factor for mortality in patients with liver cirrhosis. AIM: To assess the prevalence and influence of sarcopenia on overall survival in a cohort of cirrhotic patients with hepatocellular carcinoma managed in a tertiary center. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Abdominal computed tomography of 92 consecutive hepatocellular carcinoma cirrhotic patients, enrolled and followed from 2004 to 2014, were retrospectively studied with a software analyzing the cross-sectional areas of muscles at third lumbar vertebra level...
January 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027602/is-size-the-only-determinant-of-delayed-abdominal-closure-in-pediatric-liver-transplant
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Shirin Elizabeth Khorsandi, Arthur William Raven Day, Miriam Cortes, Akash Deep, Anil Dhawan, Hector Vilca-Melendez, Nigel Heaton
The aim was to determine the factors associated with the use of delayed abdominal closure in pediatric liver transplant and whether this affected outcome. From a prospectively maintained database, transplants performed in children (≤ 18 years) were identified (October 2010 - March 2015). Primary abdominal closure was defined as mass closure performed at time of transplant. Delayed abdominal closure was defined as mass closure not initially performed at the same time as transplant. 230 children underwent liver transplantation...
December 27, 2016: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001234/abdominal-mucormycosis-in-a-child-a-case-report
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Felipe Rezende Caino de Oliveira, Nimara Grace Cardoso Batista Couto, Juliana de Oliveira Bastos, José Colleti, Werther Brunow de Carvalho
A 2-year-old Brazilian female child from the countryside in Bahia State presented with pain in the right flank of the abdomen, accompanied by a daily fever for about 2 weeks before admission. A large mass in the abdomen was resected by the surgical team. The biopsies revealed the mass was an intra-abdominal mucormycosis. However, the diagnosis was late, and despite treatment (amphotericin B) initiation, the patient eventually died.
November 2016: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899001/drug-interventions-for-the-treatment-of-obesity-in-children-and-adolescents
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REVIEW
Emma Mead, Greg Atkinson, Bernd Richter, Maria-Inti Metzendorf, Louise Baur, Nicholas Finer, Eva Corpeleijn, Claire O'Malley, Louisa J Ells
BACKGROUND: Child and adolescent obesity has increased globally, and can be associated with significant short- and long-term health consequences. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy of drug interventions for the treatment of obesity in children and adolescents. SEARCH METHODS: We searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, PubMed (subsets not available on Ovid), LILACS as well as the trial registers ICTRP (WHO) and ClinicalTrials.gov. Searches were undertaken from inception to March 2016...
November 29, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869425/isolated-omental-panniculitis-in-a-child-with-abdominal-pain-case-report
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Mustafa O Oztan, Tunc Ozdemir, Melek Uncel, Gulden Diniz, Gokhan Koyluoglu
Isolated omental panniculitis is a rare entity mostly seen in adults. It presents with the inflammation of the fatty tissue of the omentum. The symptoms may vary from local (e.g. abdominal tenderness or palpable mass) to systemic manifestations including abdominal pain, back pain, fever, weight loss and bowel disturbances. We presented this case as a first awareness of omental panniculitis in a child which must be kept in mind at the differential diagnosis of ileus so that unnecessary surgeries might be avoided...
December 1, 2016: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868432/a-criterion-referenced-assessment-is-needed-for-measuring-child-obesity
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Elise C Brown, J Lon Kilgore, Duncan S Buchan, Julien S Baker
Body Mass Index (BMI), as an adiposity indicator, assumes that for any given height a change in weight is attributed to a change in fat. This seems problematic in growing youth as great divergence is evident in bone, muscle, and adipose tissue development. Secondly, use of reference populations in categorizing children based on BMI, frequently use arbitrary percentile cut-offs for obesity and do not meet all of the assumptions that cut-offs imply. Lastly, BMI does not control for maturation status. Criterion-referenced assessments of child obesity that account for abdominal adiposity and permit international comparisons, such as waist-to-height ratio (WtHR), must be considered...
January 2017: Research in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862091/predictors-of-adequate-ultrasound-quality-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-surveillance-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
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O Simmons, D T Fetzer, T Yokoo, J A Marrero, A Yopp, Y Kono, N D Parikh, T Browning, A G Singal
BACKGROUND: Abdominal ultrasound fails to detect over one-fourth of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) at an early stage in patients with cirrhosis. Identifying patients in whom ultrasound is of inadequate quality can inform interventions to improve surveillance effectiveness. AIM: To evaluate and identify predictors of ultrasound quality in patients with cirrhosis. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study among patients who underwent ultrasound examination for a cirrhosis-related indication between April 2015 and October 2015...
January 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855755/sleep-duration-and-adiposity-in-early-childhood-evidence-for-bidirectional-associations-from-the-born-in-bradford-study
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Paul J Collings, Helen L Ball, Gillian Santorelli, Jane West, Sally E Barber, Rosemary R C McEachan, John Wright
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To examine independent associations of sleep duration with total and abdominal adiposity, and the bidirectionality of these associations, in a young bi-ethnic sample of children from a disadvantaged location. METHODS: Child sleep duration (h/day) was parent-reported by questionnaire and indices of total (body weight, body mass index, percent body fat (%BF), sum of skinfolds) and abdominal adiposity (waist circumference) were measured using standard anthropometric procedures at approximately 12, 18, 24, and 36 months of age in 1,338 children (58% South Asian; 42% White)...
November 14, 2016: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820132/renal-tumors-in-children-younger-than-12-months-of-age-a-65-year-single-institution-review
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Margaret G Lamb, Jennifer H Aldrink, Sarah H O'Brien, Han Yin, Michael A Arnold, Mark A Ranalli
Wilms tumor (WT) is the most prevalent pediatric renal tumor and most commonly occurs between ages 1 and 5 years. Data are lacking on children younger than 12 months with renal tumors. The cancer registry at the authors' institution was queried to identify patients 12 months and younger with renal masses. Demographics, clinical presentation, histopathology, stage, and survival outcomes were reviewed. The most common presenting symptoms included an asymptomatic abdominal mass (73%) and hematuria (9%). Histopathology revealed WT in 73% of patients, mesoblastic nephroma in 20%...
March 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818823/intraluminal-meckel-s-duplication-cyst-causing-bowel-obstruction-in-an-infant-a-role-for-laparotomy
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Mitchell R Ladd, Alejandro V Garcia, Derek B Allison, Jeffrey R Lukish
This report describes a two-month-old girl who presented with signs and symptoms of a distal small bowel obstruction. She underwent an abdominal ultrasound that revealed a right lower quadrant cystic mass. A Technetium-99 scan revealed increased activity in the right lower quadrant consistent with a Meckel's diverticulum. Following a nondiagnostic laparoscopic evaluation, a laparotomy was performed to allow direct palpation of the small bowel and colon. Direct palpation of the ileum revealed a soft intraluminal mass at the ileocecal valve...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795803/-volvulus-of-the-small-bowel-due-to-ascaris-lumbricoides-package-about-a-case
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Cheikh Diouf, Ahmed Kane, Ndeye Aby Ndoye, Oumar Ndour, Aimé Lakh Faye-Fall, Mbaye Fall, Désiré Munyali Alumeti, Gabriel Ngom
We report an exceptional case of a 7 year-old patient with necrotic small bowel volvulus due to adult ascaris lumbricoides. At the admission, the child had intestinal obstruction evolving since two days with alteration of general state. Abdominal radiography without preparation showed small bowel air-fluid levels and tiger-stripe appearance evoking the diagnosis of acute intestinal obstruction associated with abdominal mass. After resuscitation, the surgical treatment consisted of laparotomy which showed necrotic volvulus of the terminal ileum containing adult ascaris lumbricoides...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775308/-appendicular-actinomycosis-as-a-cause-of-ileocecal-mass-in-children-case-report
#15
M Fernández Castilla, A Salazar Villacorta, A Martín Nalda, J C Ferreres Piñas, A Coma Muñoz, G Guillén Burrieza
INTRODUCTION: Appendicular actinomycosis is a rare disease produced by cecal appendix invasion by Actinomyces gender bacteria after a predisposing cause that disrupts mucosal barrier, such as acute appendicitis. The highest frequency appears in adults; however, there are cases in paediatric age described in literature. The aim of this article is to introduce a case of appendicular actinomycosis in a child with atypical presentation and to review the literature. CLINICAL CASE: 10-year-old boy transferred to our hospital due to intraoperative finding at a different centre of a right flank tumor, without identification of cecal appendix...
July 20, 2015: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774766/abdominal-paraganglioma-in-a-young-woman-with-1p36-deletion-syndrome
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Miki Murakoshi, Kei Takasawa, Masato Nishioka, Masahiro Asakawa, Kenichi Kashimada, Takanobu Yoshimoto, Toshiyuki Yamamoto, Kazuhiro Takekoshi, Yoshihiro Ogawa, Masayuki Shimohira
1p36 deletion syndrome is the most common terminal deletion syndrome, and the genomic regions that contribute to specific 1p36 deletion syndrome-related phenotypes were recently identified. Deletions in the 1p36 region have been documented in various tumor tissues, which indicates correlation between loss of heterozygosity of 1p36 and tumor development, and the existence of tumor suppressors in this region. Therefore, it was suspected that patients with 1p36 deletion syndrome have a higher risk of tumor development; however, only a few child cases of neuroblastoma with 1p36 deletion syndrome have been reported...
February 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769689/fetiform-teratoma-in-the-ovary-of-a-7-year-old-girl-a-case-report
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Hanna R Goldberg, Lisa Allen, Sari Kives
BACKGROUND: Fetiform teratoma, a highly differentiated mature cystic teratoma resembling a fetus, is rare and typically found in the ovaries of women of reproductive age. In this report we describe, to our knowledge, the youngest case of ovarian fetiform teratoma. CASE: A 7-year-old girl presented with acute abdominal pain. Radiological examinations revealed a 5.2-cm ovarian complex cystic mass with fetal-like components in favor of fetus in fetu and teratoma. After surgical removal, the mass resembled a fetus consisting of a head, two eye slits, two small upper limb projections, and hair...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738401/a-rare-cause-of-acute-abdomen-tumor-rupture-of-nonpalpable-testis
#18
Turan Yıldız, Zekeriya İlçe, Yasemin Gündüz, Gözde Çakar Çakırsoy
Undescended testicle is the most common congenital anomaly among males. Testicular tumor develops in 3-5% of the boys with a complaint of undescended testicle. The clinical presentation of malignant intra-abdominal testicular tumors ranges from asymptomatic cases to acute abdomen. In this study, we present a child with testicular tumor rupture which is observed very rarely. A 16-year-old boy presented 24 hours after the sudden onset of right lower quadrant pain, nausea, vomiting and fever. On physical examination, extensive tenderness in the abdomen and abdominal guarding were found...
September 2016: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27567898/maternal-and-fetal-outcomes-in-pregnancies-complicated-by-overweight-and-obesity
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Joice Monaliza Vernini, Jusciele Brogin Moreli, Claudia Garcia Magalhães, Roberto Antônio Araújo Costa, Marilza Vieira Cunha Rudge, Iracema Mattos Paranhos Calderon
BACKGROUND: Overweight and obesity are associated with pregnancy complications and adverse perinatal outcomes, posing short and long-term risks for maternal and child health. This study evaluated maternal, delivery and neonatal outcomes in pregnancies complicated by overweight and obesity. METHODS: This prospective cross-sectional study included 258 pregnant women. According to prepregnancy body mass index (BMI), participants were classified as normal weight, overweight, or obese...
August 27, 2016: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27403396/benign-cystic-mesothelioma-in-a-child-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Ahmet Ali Tuncer, Adnan Narcı, Fatma Hüsniye Dilek, Didem Baskın Embleton, Salih Çetinkurşun
BACKGROUND: Benign cystic mesothelioma (BCM) is a rare tumor with benign characteristic. There are only 8 child cases reported in the English literature. In this report, we present this rare entity a brief review of the literature. CASE REPORT: A two year-old boy presenting with abdominal swelling was hospitalized. Physical examination revealed a mass filling the abdomen. Laboratory findings were not specific. Abdominal computerized tomography showed a 15×13×11 cm cystic mass extending from the bladder to the liver with no solid components and no infiltration to adjacent organs...
March 2016: Balkan Medical Journal
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