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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500860/interventions-for-preventing-silent-cerebral-infarcts-in-people-with-sickle-cell-disease
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REVIEW
Lise J Estcourt, Patricia M Fortin, Sally Hopewell, Marialena Trivella, Carolyn Doree, Miguel R Abboud
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one of the commonest severe monogenic disorders in the world, due to the inheritance of two abnormal haemoglobin (beta globin) genes. SCD can cause severe pain, significant end-organ damage, pulmonary complications, and premature death. Silent cerebral infarcts are the commonest neurological complication in children and probably adults with SCD. Silent cerebral infarcts also affect academic performance, increase cognitive deficits and may lower intelligence quotient...
May 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500682/red-blood-cell-transfusions-during-sickle-cell-anemia-vaso-occlusive-crises-a-report-from-the-magnesium-in-crisis-magic-study
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Monica L Hulbert, Julie A Panepinto, J Paul Scott, Robert I Liem, Lawrence J Cook, Timothy Simmons, David C Brousseau
BACKGROUND: Little is known about red blood cell (RBC) transfusion practices for children hospitalized for a sickle cell vaso-occlusive pain crisis (VOC). We hypothesized that transfusion would be associated with the development of acute chest syndrome (ACS), lower hemoglobin (Hb) concentration, and lack of hydroxyurea therapy. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of all children admitted for a sickle cell pain crisis enrolled in the Magnesium in Crisis (MAGiC) randomized trial; all had HbSS or S-β(0) thalassemia...
May 12, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493871/ileus-in-children-presenting-with-diarrhea-and-severe-acute-malnutrition-a-chart-review
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Mohammod Jobayer Chisti, Abu Smsb Shahid, K M Shahunja, Pradip Kumar Bardhan, Abu Syeed Golam Faruque, Lubaba Shahrin, Sumon Kumar Das, Dipesh Kumar Barua, Md Iqbal Hossain, Tahmeed Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Severely malnourished children aged under five years requiring hospital admission for diarrheal illness frequently develop ileus during hospitalization with often fatal outcomes. However, there is no data on risk factors and outcome of ileus in such children. We intended to evaluate predictive factors for ileus during hospitalization and their outcomes. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: This was a retrospective chart review that enrolled severely malnourished children under five years old with diarrhea, admitted to the Dhaka Hospital of the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh between April 2011 and August 2012...
May 11, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484665/retrospective-review-of-pediatric-blunt-renal-trauma-a-single-institution-s-five-year-experience
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Carly R Richards, Margaret E Clark, Ronald S Sutherland, Russell K Woo
Children are at higher risk of renal injury from blunt trauma than adults due to a variety of anatomic factors such as decreased perirenal fat, weaker abdominal muscles, and a less ossified thoracic cage. Non-operative management is gaining in popularity for even major injuries, although there are no universally accepted guidelines. We present a retrospective review of pediatric major blunt renal injuries (grade 3 or higher) at a children's hospital in Hawai'i over a 5-year period. Medical records were examined between January 2009 and September 2014 from Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children in Honolulu, Hawai'i...
May 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481839/high-ratio-plasma-resuscitation-does-not-improve-survival-in-pediatric-trauma-patients
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Jeremy W Cannon, Michael A Johnson, Robert C Caskey, Matthew A Borgman, Lucas P Neff
BACKGROUND: Damage control resuscitation (DCR) including balanced resuscitation with high ratios of plasma (PLAS) and platelets (PLT) to packed red blood cells (PRBC) improves survival in adult patients. We sought to evaluate the effect of a high ratio PLAS to PRBC resuscitation strategy in massively transfused pediatric patients with combat injuries. METHODS: The Department of Defense Trauma Registry (DoDTR) was queried from 2001-2013 for pediatric trauma patients (<18 years)...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467346/chronic-anemia-and-thyroid-function
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Ashraf T Soliman, Vincenzo De Sanctis, Mohamed Yassin, Magda Wagdy, Nada Soliman
Anaemia is a global public health problem affecting both developing and developed countries with major consequences for human health as well as social and economic development. It occurs at all stages of the life cycle, but is more prevalent in pregnant women and young children. Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) impairs thyroid metabolism in animals and human and may negatively affect growth and develpment of children. On the other hand both overt and subclinical hypothyroidism are associated with anemia and adding iron to thyroxine therapy improves both conditions compared to thyroxine therapy alone...
April 28, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436333/epidemiology-of-hepatitis-c-infection-in-pakistan-current-estimate-and-major-risk-factors
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Aiman Arshad, Usman Ali Ashfaq
In Pakistan, hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major healthcare problem, with acute and chronic infections responsible for liver damage, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Under the Human Development Index of the United Nations, Pakistan is ranked 134th of 174 countries due to its poor educational and health standards. This study was designed to study HCV and its genotype prevalence in different cities and provinces of Pakistan and describe the major routes of HCV transmission. Literature searches were performed in PubMed, Mendeley, and Google Scholar...
2017: Critical Reviews in Eukaryotic Gene Expression
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436074/an-evaluation-of-the-mixed-pediatric-unit-for-blood-loss-replacement-in-pediatric-craniofacial-surgery
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Stefan Mogensen, Norbert Lubenow, Pelle Nilsson, Henrik Engquist, Folke Knutsson, Per Enblad, Daniel Nowinski, Peter Frykholm
BACKGROUND: Surgical correction for craniosynostosis is often associated with significant perioperative hemorrhage. We implemented a transfusion strategy with a strict protocol including transfusion triggers, frequent assessment of coagulation tests, and the use of a novel transfusion unit, the mixed pediatric unit. AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate if the applied transfusion strategy could reduce total blood loss and number of blood donors. METHODS: Children <1 year old admitted for craniosynostosis surgery were included for the study...
April 23, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435994/thalassemia-minor-and-major-%C3%A2-current-management
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REVIEW
Ved Prakash Choudhry
Thalassemia is a common genetic disorder. It has been estimated that in India nearly 5 crore people are thalassemia carriers. They are asymptomatic and are detected on blood tests. These people are at same risk of developing iron deficiency anemia as general population and need iron therapy in the presence of iron deficiency anemia. Nearly 12,000 children with thalassemia major (Homozygous state) are born every year. These children often present with significant anemia along with hepatosplenomegaly during infancy and require early diagnosis and institution of therapy with repeated blood transfusions and chelation therapy...
April 24, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434852/p-%C3%A2-falciparum-malaria-prevalence-among-blood-donors-in-bamako-mali
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B Kouriba, A B Diarra, I Douyon, D T Diabaté, F Kamissoko, H Guitteye, M Baby, M A Guindo, O K Doumbo
AIM: Malaria parasite is usually transmitted to humans by Anopheles mosquitoes but it can also be transmitted through blood transfusion. Usually malaria transmission is low in African urban settings. In West Africa where the P. falciparum is the most predominant malaria species, there are limited measures to reduce the risk of blood transfusion malaria. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of P. falciparum malaria carriage among blood donors in the National Blood Center of Bamako, capital city of Mali...
April 20, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431416/caring-for-critically-injured-children-an-analysis-of-56-pediatric-damage-control-laparotomies
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Miguel A Villalobos, Joshua P Hazelton, Rachel L Choron, Lisa Capano-Wehrle, Krystal Hunter, John P Gaughan, Steven E Ross, Mark J Seamon
BACKGROUND: Injury is the leading cause of death in children under 18 years. Damage control principles have been extensively studied in adults but remain relatively unstudied in children. Our primary study objective was to evaluate the use of damage control laparotomy (DCL) in critically injured children. METHODS: An American College of Surgeons-verified Level 1 trauma center review (1996-2013) of pediatric trauma laparotomies was undertaken. Exclusion criteria included: age older than 18 years, laparotomy for abdominal compartment syndrome or delayed longer than 2 hours after admission...
May 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426137/hydroxyurea-hydroxycarbamide-for-sickle-cell-disease
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REVIEW
Sarah J Nevitt, Ashley P Jones, Jo Howard
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one of the most common inherited diseases worldwide. It is associated with lifelong morbidity and a reduced life expectancy. Hydroxyurea (hydroxycarbamide), an oral chemotherapeutic drug, ameliorates some of the clinical problems of SCD, in particular that of pain, by raising fetal haemoglobin. This is an update of a previously published Cochrane Review. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of hydroxyurea therapy in people with SCD (all genotypes), of any age, regardless of setting...
April 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422440/blood-parameters-of-preterm-neonates-postnatal-evolution-according-to-gestational-age
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P Roudil, C Vasselon, B Trombert-Paviot, C Berger, H Patural
INTRODUCTION: The blood count provides qualitative and quantitative essential information on bloodlines. Reference hematologic parameters have been established in children and neonates, but few data are available regarding the premature population during the first month of life. The main objective of this study was to establish normative values for blood parameters for premature infants born between 26 and <37 weeks of gestation, during the first month of life, taking into account gestational and postnatal age and treatments that can impact the threshold values...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417347/-serological-markers-of-viral-hepatitis-b-and-c-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-monitored-in-the-pediatrics-department-at-the-university-hospital-of-bobo-dioulasso-burkina-faso
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S A Kissou, M Koura, A Sawadogo, A-S Ouédraogo, H Traoré, E Kamboulé, W W F Zogona, B Nacro
Viral hepatitis B and C are universal public health problems. Burkina Faso is a high endemic area for hepatitis B. Patients with sickle cell disease are at risk. The aim of this study was to investigate and quantify the serological markers of viral hepatitis B and C among pediatric patients with sickle cell disease. This was a descriptive cross-sectional study, which took place from July to November 2014 at the Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Bobo- Dioulasso. The study included 44 SS and 26 SC sickle cell patients...
April 17, 2017: Bulletin de la Société de Pathologie Exotique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409222/incidental-splenic-nodules-found-on-mr-imaging-done-for-assessment-of-iron-overload-in-children
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Rayan A Ahyad, Christopher Z Lam, Omid Shearkhani, Oscar M Navarro
BACKGROUND: MR imaging is used to assess iron overload in patients with hemoglobinopathies and in those who have undergone multiple blood transfusions. Sometimes splenic nodules are found incidentally on these examinations and this may cause diagnostic uncertainty. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence, imaging characteristics and evolution of splenic nodules found on MR imaging for iron overload evaluation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of all MR imaging examinations performed for iron overload assessment from 2005 to 2015 in a tertiary pediatric hospital...
April 13, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402005/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-red-blood-cell-alloimmunization-in-175-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-in-a-french-university-hospital-reference-centre
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Slimane Allali, Thierry Peyrard, Denise Amiranoff, Jérémie F Cohen, Martin Chalumeau, Valentine Brousse, Mariane de Montalembert
Patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) show a high prevalence of red blood cell (RBC) alloimmunization, but few studies have focused on children. We aimed to study the prevalence and risk factors of RBC alloimmunization in SCD children. We retrospectively analysed the medical and transfusion files for 245 SCD children hospitalized in our centre in 2014 and included 175 patients who had received at least one RBC unit in their lifetime. The main clinical and immuno-haematological characteristics of alloimmunized and non-alloimmunized patients were compared...
April 12, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395097/artesunate-to-treat-severe-malaria-in-travellers-review-of-efficacy-and-safety-and-practical-implications
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Camille Roussel, Eric Caumes, Marc Thellier, Papa Alioune Ndour, Pierre A Buffet, Stéphane Jauréguiberry
Background: Artesunate (AS) is the WHO first-line treatment of severe malaria in endemic countries, in adults and children. However, despite solid evidence that AS is safe and more effective than quinine in endemic areas, its deployment in non-endemic areas has been slow, due in part to the absence of a full good manufacturing practice (GMP) qualification (although prequalification has been granted in 2010). Prospective comparative trials were not conducted in travellers, but several retrospective studies and case reports are providing insights into the efficacy and safety of AS in imported severe malaria...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393462/current-use-of-factor-concentrates-in-pediatric-cardiac-anesthesia
#18
REVIEW
Nina A Guzzetta, Glyn D Williams
Excessive bleeding following pediatric cardiopulmonary bypass is associated with increased morbidity and mortality, both from the effects of hemorrhage and the therapies employed to achieve hemostasis. Neonates and infants are especially at risk because their coagulation systems are immature, surgeries are often complex, and cardiopulmonary bypass technologies are inappropriately matched to patient size and physiology. Consequently, these young children receive substantial amounts of adult-derived blood products to restore adequate hemostasis...
April 10, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384880/efficacy-of-deferasirox-as-an-oral-iron-chelator-in-paediatric-thalassaemia-patients
#19
Shikha Jaiswal, Rajesh Hishikar, Onkar Khandwal, Manju Agarwal, Usha Joshi, Ajay Halwai, Basant Maheshwari, Raka Sheohare
INTRODUCTION: Thalassaemia Major patients require frequent blood transfusion leading to iron overload. Excessive iron gets deposited in vital organs and leads to dysfunction of the heart, liver, anterior pituitary, pancreas, and joints. Our body has limited mechanism to excrete iron, so patients with iron overload and its complications need safe and effective iron chelation therapy. AIM: To assess the efficacy of Deferasirox (DFX) as an iron chelator, with specific reference to reduction in serum ferritin level...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369934/recurrent-donath-landsteiner-hemolytic-anemia-a-pediatric-case-report
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Sara D Prince, Lena E Winestone, Sandra J Nance, David F Friedman
BACKGROUND: Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria (PCH) is a form of autoimmune hemolytic anemia caused by the Donath-Landsteiner antibody (D-L antibody). In children, this is typically a transient immune-mediated hemolysis that follows a viral illness and does not recur. Recurrent acute or chronic PCH due to D-L antibody is very rare. CASE REPORT: We have reported a unique case of recurrent PCH in a 5-year-old boy with two acute episodes of hemolysis separated by 21 months of hematologic remission...
March 31, 2017: Transfusion
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