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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430740/low-dose-computed-tomography-scans-with-automatic-exposure-control-for-patients-of-different-ages-undergoing-cardiac-pet-ct-and-spect-ct
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Ching-Ching Yang, Bang-Hung Yang, Chun-Yuan Tu, Tung-Hsin Wu, Shu-Hsin Liu
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of automatic exposure control (AEC) in order to optimize low-dose computed tomography (CT) protocols for patients of different ages undergoing cardiac PET/CT and single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT). METHODS: One PET/CT and one SPECT/CT were used to acquire CT images for four anthropomorphic phantoms representative of 1-year-old, 5-year-old and 10-year-old children and an adult...
April 20, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424887/a-metagenomics-study-for-the-identification-of-respiratory-viruses-in-mixed-clinical-specimens-an-application-of-the-iterative-mapping-approach
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Yu-Nong Gong, Shu-Li Yang, Guang-Wu Chen, Yu-Wen Chen, Yhu-Chering Huang, Hsiao-Chen Ning, Kuo-Chien Tsao
Metagenomic approaches to detect viral genomes and variants in clinical samples have various challenges, including low viral titers and bacterial and human genome contamination. To address these limitations, we examined a next-generation sequencing (NGS) and iterative mapping approach for virus detection in clinical samples. We analyzed 40 clinical specimens from hospitalized children diagnosed with acute bronchiolitis, croup, or respiratory tract infections in which virus identification by viral culture or polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was unsuccessful...
April 19, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418014/the-relationship-between-allergic-status-and-adenotonsillar-regrowth-a-retrospective-research-on-children-after-adenotonsillectomy
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Zirong Huo, Jun Shi, Yilai Shu, Mingliang Xiang, Jingrong Lu, Hao Wu
Adenotonsillar regrowth in children after adenotonsillectomy (T&A) for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is often seen in clinical treatment, however, the relationship between allergic disease and adenotonsillar regrowth remains unclear. In this retrospective study, children were assigned to either the recurrence or control group, and subdivided by age at operation. Among children over 36 months, those in the recurrence group had more allergic disease and higher IgE, IL-4, and IL-5 levels than the same-aged children in control group...
April 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415925/the-role-of-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-acetaminophen-exposure-from-birth-to-early-childhood-in-the-induction-of-autism
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William Parker, Chi Dang Hornik, Staci Bilbo, Zoie E Holzknecht, Lauren Gentry, Rasika Rao, Shu S Lin, Martha R Herbert, Cynthia D Nevison
The wide range of factors associated with the induction of autism is invariably linked with either inflammation or oxidative stress, and sometimes both. The use of acetaminophen in babies and young children may be much more strongly associated with autism than its use during pregnancy, perhaps because of well-known deficiencies in the metabolic breakdown of pharmaceuticals during early development. Thus, one explanation for the increased prevalence of autism is that increased exposure to acetaminophen, exacerbated by inflammation and oxidative stress, is neurotoxic in babies and small children...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410414/phthalate-exposure-and-reproductive-hormones-and-sex-hormone-binding-globulin-before-puberty-phthalate-contaminated-foodstuff-episode-in-taiwan
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Hui-Ju Wen, Chu-Chih Chen, Ming-Tsang Wu, Mei-Lien Chen, Chien-Wen Sun, Wen-Chiu Wu, I-Wen Huang, Po-Chin Huang, Tzu-Yun Yu, Chao A Hsiung, Shu-Li Wang
BACKGROUND: In May 2011, a major incident involving phthalates-contaminated foodstuffs occurred in Taiwan. Di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) was added to foodstuffs, mainly juice, jelly, tea, sports drink, and dietary supplements. Concerns arose that normal pubertal development, especially reproductive hormone regulation in children, could be disrupted by DEHP exposure. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between phthalate exposure and reproductive hormone levels among children following potential exposure to phthalate-tainted foodstuffs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407832/-effect-of-air-pollution-on-respiratory-health-in-school-aged-children-in-the-main-urban-area-of-chongqing-china
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Ming-Yue Fan, Xu Tang, Wei Huang, Hua Dai, Xing-Can Liu, Yin-Yin Xia, Pan Meng, Rui-Yuan Zhang, Yu-Ming Guo, Shu-Qun Cheng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of air pollution on respiratory health in school-aged children in the main urban area of Chongqing, China. METHODS: The main urban area of Chongqing was divided into polluted area and clean area according to the air pollution data shown on the Environmental Protection Agency Website of Chongqing between 2010 and 2015. A cluster sampling method was used to select 695 third- or fourth-grade children from 2 primary schools in the clean or polluted area as study subjects, with 313 children from the clean area and 382 children from the polluted area...
April 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382825/significance-of-cooking-oil-to-bioaccessibility-of-dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethanes-ddts-and-polybrominated-diphenyl-ethers-pbdes-in-raw-and-cooked-fish-implications-for-human-health-risk
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Xiu-Bo Mi, Yang Su, Lian-Jun Bao, Shu Tao, Eddy Y Zeng
The present study examined the bioacessibility of DDTs and PBDEs in cooked fish (yellow grouper; Epinephelus awoara) with and without heating using the colon extended physiologically based extraction test. The bioaccessibility of DDTs and PBDEs increased from 60 and 26% in raw fish to 83 and 63%, respectively, after the addition of oil to raw fish. However, they decreased from 83 to 66% and from 63 to 40%, respectively, when oil-added fish were cooked. Human health risk assessment based on bioaccessible concentrations of DDTs and PBDEs in fish showed that the maximum allowable daily fish consumption rates decreased from 25, 59, and 86 g day(-1) to 22, 53, and 77 g day(-1) for children, youths, and adults, respectively, after fish were cooked with oil...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358778/presurgical-concerns-of-primary-family-caregivers-of-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Li-Chun Yu, Li-Chin Chen, Hsiu-Chen Lin, Yueh-E Lin, Chia-Hsieh Chang, Shu-Ching Chen
BACKGROUND: Primary family caregivers (PFCs) of children with cerebral palsy have many worries and concerns when their children face orthopedic surgery. Levels of PFC stress about the upcoming surgery is related to the child's level of gross motor function as well as the support they receive from medical professionals. PURPOSE: The purposes of the present study were to (1) explore the levels of concern about orthopedic surgery; and (2) explore the predictive factors associated with concerns about orthopedic surgery among PFCs of children with cerebral palsy during the preoperative period...
March 2017: Orthopaedic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342962/intellectual-evaluation-of-children-exposed-to-phthalate-tainted-products-after-the-2011-taiwan-phthalate-episode
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Po-Chin Huang, Chih-Hsin Tsai, Chu-Chih Chen, Ming-Tsang Wu, Mei-Lien Chen, Shu-Li Wang, Bai-Hsiun Chen, Ching-Chang Lee, Jouni J K Jaakkola, Wen-Chiu Wu, Min-Kung Chen, Chao A Hsiung, Rapit Group
INTRODUCTION: Phthalate exposure may reduce intellectual development in young children. In 2011, numerous Taiwanese children had been reported to have consumed phthalate-tainted products. We investigated the effects of phthalate exposure on the intellectual development of these children after the 2011 Taiwan di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) episode. METHODS: We recruited 204 children, aged 3-12 y, from 3 hospitals in Taiwan between 2012 and 2013. First-morning urine samples were collected for analyzing 5 phthalate metabolites...
March 27, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336364/mechanisms-and-roles-by-which-irf-3-mediates-the-regulation-of-ormdl3-transcription-in-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection
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Xiao-Hua Wang, Jin Shu, Chun-Ming Jiang, Li-Li Zhuang, Wei-Xia Yang, Hui-Weng Zhang, Lu-Lu Wang, Lin Li, Xiao-Qing Chen, Rui Jin, Guo-Ping Zhou
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the leading cause of bronchiolitis in infancy, which is a major risk factor for recurrent wheezing and asthma. Orosomucoid 1-like protein 3 (ORMDL3) has been reported to associate with virus-triggered recurrent wheezing and asthma in children. However, little is known about how ORMDL3 is involved into RSV infection. In this study, we showed that the mRNA expression of ORMDL3 is significantly increased in the peripheral blood lymphocytes of infants with RSV-induced bronchiolitis compared with uninfected controls, also increased in bronchial epithelial cells and lung fibroblasts following RSV infection in vitro...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334944/recent-trends-in-body-mass-index-and-waist-circumference-among-children-and-adolescents-in-shandong-china
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Ying-Xiu Zhang, Shu-Rong Wang, Min Chen, Yan Cheng
Background: The present study examined the recent trends in body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC), and the prevalence of general and abdominal obesity among children and adolescents in Shandong, China. Methods: Data for this study were obtained from two cross-sectional surveys of schoolchildren carried out in 2010 and 2014 in Shandong Province, China. A total of 72 755 students aged 7-18 years were included in this study. The BMI cutoff points recommended by the International Obesity Task Force were used to define overweight and general obesity...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334670/spatial-distribution-emission-source-and-health-risk-of-parent-pahs-and-derivatives-in-surface-soils-from-the-yangtze-river-delta-eastern-china
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ChuanYang Cai, JingYa Li, Di Wu, XiLong Wang, Daniel C W Tsang, XiangDong Li, JianTeng Sun, LiZhong Zhu, HuiZhong Shen, Shu Tao, WenXin Liu
243 surface soil samples were collected from the Yangtze River Delta (YRD) region, and the concentration distributions and compositional profiles of 27 parent PAHs (PPAHs), nitro- and oxy-derivatives (NPAHs and OPAHs), respectively, and health risk of 16 PPAHs were determined. Atmospheric samples were collected at two sites with high topsoil concentrations of PAHs to assist in identifying the emission sources of PPAHs. The total concentrations of PPAHs, NPAHs and OPAHs fell in the ranges of 21.0-3563.2 ng/g, 0...
March 16, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334252/individualized-prediction-of-reading-comprehension-ability-using-gray-matter-volume
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Zaixu Cui, Mengmeng Su, Liangjie Li, Hua Shu, Gaolang Gong
Reading comprehension is a crucial reading skill for learning and putatively contains 2 key components: reading decoding and linguistic comprehension. Current understanding of the neural mechanism underlying these reading comprehension components is lacking, and whether and how neuroanatomical features can be used to predict these 2 skills remain largely unexplored. In the present study, we analyzed a large sample from the Human Connectome Project (HCP) dataset and successfully built multivariate predictive models for these 2 skills using whole-brain gray matter volume features...
March 10, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328807/associations-of-il-4-il-6-and-il-12-levels-in-peripheral-blood-with-lung-function-cellular-immune-function-and-quality-of-life-in-children-with-moderate-to-severe-asthma
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Ai-Hua Cui, Jing Zhao, Shu-Xiang Liu, Ying-Shuang Hao
BACKGROUND: Pediatric asthma has gained increasing concerns with poorly understood pathogenesis. The purpose of this study was to explore the associations of interleukin-4 (IL-4), IL-6, and IL-12 levels in peripheral blood (PB) with lung function, cellular immune function, and children's quality of life (QOL) with moderate-to-severe asthma. METHODS: A total of 1158 children with moderate-to-severe asthma (the experimental group) and 1075 healthy children (the control group) were recruited for our study...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321694/the-born-in-guangzhou-cohort-study-bigcs
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Xiu Qiu, Jin-Hua Lu, Jian-Rong He, Kin-Bong Hubert Lam, Song-Ying Shen, Yong Guo, Ya-Shu Kuang, Ming-Yang Yuan, Lan Qiu, Nian-Nian Chen, Min-Shan Lu, Wei-Dong Li, Yan-Fei Xing, Feng-Juan Zhou, Suzanne Bartington, Kar Keung Cheng, Hui-Min Xia
The Born in Guangzhou Cohort Study (BIGCS) is a large-scale prospective observational study investigating the role of social, biological and environmental influences on pregnancy and child health and development in an urban setting in southern China. Pregnant women who reside in Guangzhou and who attend Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center (GWCMC) for antenatal care in early pregnancy (<20 weeks' gestation) are eligible for inclusion. Study recruitment commenced in February 2012, with an overall participation rate of 76...
March 20, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303423/theory-of-mind-predominantly-associated-with-the-quality-not-quantity-of-pretend-play-in-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Shu-Kai Lin, Ching-Hong Tsai, Hsing-Jung Li, Chien-Yu Huang, Kuan-Lin Chen
This study aimed to clarify the relationships between theory of mind and pretend play in children with autism spectrum disorder, using refined assessments of theory of mind and pretend play while controlling for autistic behaviors and verbal comprehension. A total of 92 children with autism spectrum disorder aged 4-10 years were enrolled. In two visits, the children were assessed with the Theory of Mind Task Battery, the Child-Initiated Pretend Play Assessment, the Childhood Autism Rating Scale, and the Verbal Comprehension Index of the Wechsler Intelligence Scales, respectively, for their theory of mind, pretend play performance, autistic behaviors, and verbal comprehension...
March 16, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302205/-value-of-nutritional-risk-screening-in-evaluating-adverse-clinical-outcomes-in-children-with-severe-pneumonia
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Xiao-Hui Guo, Yan-Feng Sun, Jiang-Bo Wang, Shu-Zhen Han, Jing Miao, Min Cui
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the nutritional risk in children with severe pneumonia using the Screening Tool for the Assessment of Malnutrition in Paediatrics (STAMP) and the association between nutritional risk and adverse clinical outcomes. METHODS: According to the STAMP score, 216 children with severe pneumonia were classified into high nutritional risk group (HR group; n=98), moderate nutritional risk group (MR group; n=65), and low nutritional risk group (LR group; n=53)...
March 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296528/the-impact-of-early-hyperglycaemia-on-children-with-traumatic-brain-injury
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Yue-Qiang Fu, Shu-Ling Chong, Jan Hau Lee, Cheng-Jun Liu, Sheng Fu, Tsee Foong Loh, Kee Chong Ng, Feng Xu
OBJECTIVE: Hyperglycaemia is common amongst children with traumatic brain injury (TBI). We aim to investigate the association between early hyperglycaemia and poor clinical outcomes in children with moderate to severe TBI. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study in a tertiary paediatric hospital between May 2012 and October 2014 of all patients with TBI who were aged <16 years with a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) of ≤13. The primary outcome was death. Secondary outcomes were 14 ventilation-free, 14 paediatric intensive care unit (PICU)-free and 28 hospital-free days...
2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279395/resilience-model-for-parents-of-children-with-cancer-in-mainland-china-an-exploratory-study
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Zeng Jie Ye, Hong Zhong Qiu, Peng Fei Li, Mu Zi Liang, Shu Ni Wang, Xiao Ming Quan
PURPOSE: Parents have psychosocial functions that are critical for the entire family. Therefore, when their child is diagnosed with cancer, it is important that they exhibit resilience, which is the ability to preserve their emotional and physical well-being in the face of stress. The Resilience Model for Parents of Children with Cancer (RMP-CC) was developed to increase our understanding of how resilience is positively and negatively affected by protective and risk factors, respectively, in Chinese parents with children diagnosed with cancer...
April 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279394/validation-and-application-of-the-chinese-version-of-the-10-item-connor-davidson-resilience-scale-cd-risc-10-among-parents-of-children-with-cancer-diagnosis
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Zeng Jie Ye, Hong Zhong Qiu, Peng Fei Li, Peng Chen, Mu Zi Liang, Mei Ling Liu, Yuan Liang Yu, Shu Ni Wang, Xiao Ming Quan
PURPOSE: Parents of children diagnosed with cancer often experience considerable emotional distress for their children with negative emotions, such as disbelief, depression, anxiety, hope and shock. Resilience is defined as the psychological characteristics that promote positive adaptation in the face of stress and adversity, which has been demonstrated to relate to positive coping and less psychological distress. Thus, a quick screening tool to evaluate the levels of resilience of parents with cancer-diagnosed children is urgently required...
April 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
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