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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719110/benefits-of-attending-a-weekend-childhood-cancer-survivor-family-retreat
#1
Lisa Bashore, Joyce Bender
PURPOSE: To explore the long-term benefits to families of childhood cancer survivors who attended a weekend childhood cancer survivor family retreat. DESIGN: Descriptive-qualitative study including families who had attended the weekend retreat at least once but not in the past 12 months, and who attend a large pediatric hematology and oncology cancer survivorship program in Texas. METHODS: A semistructured interview guide was used during three audio-taped focus groups to explore the benefits of having attended a weekend retreat...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705019/a-rare-case-of-pediatric-primary-cardiac-tumor-in-a-patient-with-down-syndrome
#2
Kimiaki Okada, Ayumu Masuoka, Kentaro Hotoda, Yoshimasa Uno, Takaaki Suzuki
Although hematological malignancies are a known complication of Down syndrome, few reports have described cases involving solid tumors. We describe the case of a 3-year-old Down syndrome girl with a primary solid cardiac tumor. Outpatient echocardiography after intracardiac repair of a ventricular septal defect at 6 months of age revealed a highly mobile pedunculated mass (8 × 9 mm) on the free wall of the right atrium. Due to potential incarceration of the mass in the tricuspid orifice, it was excised under extracorporeal circulation and cardiac arrest...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704210/factor-xiii-deficiency-in-south-of-tunisia
#3
Ines Maaloul, Moez Medhaffer, Nacim Louhichi, Imen Krichen, Sofien Alibi, Sana Kmiha, Hajer Aloulou, Faiza Fakhfakh, Moez Elloumi, Choumous Kallel, Mongia Hachicha
: Factor XIII deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of hemostasis characterized by a plasmatic factor XIII level less than 1% in homozygote and bleeding as of the youth. The aim of the study is to describe the clinical features and the outcome of the patients and to determine molecular characteristics. A retrospective study, was conducted on seven patients with factor XIII deficiency in the department of hematology and pediatrics, Hedi Chaker Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia during the period of 14 years (2001-2014)...
July 12, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697168/pretreatment-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-lymphocyte-recovery-independent-prognostic-factors-for-survival-in-pediatric-sarcomas
#4
Liliana Vasquez, Esmeralda León, Brady Beltran, Ivan Maza, Monica Oscanoa, Jenny Geronimo
BACKGROUND: Pretreatment neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and absolute lymphocyte count (ALC) recovery have been shown to be associated with prognosis in several types of cancer in adults. However, evidence in pediatric cancer is scarce. The aim of our study was to evaluate whether pretreatment NLR and lymphocyte recovery are prognostic factors in pediatric sarcomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Study participants were identified from a retrospective cohort of 100 children with osteosarcoma (n=55), rhabdomyosarcoma (n=22), and Ewing sarcoma (n=23)...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696419/associations-between-the-c677t-and-a1298c-polymorphisms-of-mthfr-and-the-toxicity-of-methotrexate-in-childhood-malignancies-a-meta-analysis
#5
C Zhu, Y W Liu, S Z Wang, X L Li, X L Nie, X T Yu, L B Zhao, X L Wang
As a common chemotherapy drug, methotrexate (MTX) has achieved remarkable clinical success. However, high inter-individual variability and unpredictable toxicity continue to challenge its use in clinical practices. Some studies suggest this variation is associated with a methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene polymorphism, but results remain unclear. In this meta-analysis, we include 14 studies that focus on MTHFR C677T and A1298C polymorphisms in pediatric patients with malignancy. We found significant associations of the MTHFR C677T polymorphism with hepatotoxicity (grade ⩾2; CC vs CT/TT: risk ratio (RR): 0...
July 11, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690028/meropenem-versus-piperacillin-tazobactam-with-or-without-immunoglobulin-as-second-line-therapy-for-febrile-neutropenia%C3%A2-in-pediatric-patients
#6
Ryoji Kobayashi, Daiki Hori, Hirozumi Sano, Daisuke Suzuki, Kenji Kishimoto, Kunihiko Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: Although survival of children with hematological diseases and cancer has increased dramatically, life-threatening complications due to bacterial infections occur in 5-10% of febrile episodes in pediatric cancer patients. A prospective randomized study was performed to clarify the usefulness of meropenem (MEPM) and piperacillin/tazobactam (PIPC/TAZ) with or without intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) as second-line therapy for pediatric patients with febrile neutropenia (FN)...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689878/systematic-review-of-antimicrobial-lock-therapy-for-prevention-of-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infections-in-adult-and-pediatric-cancer-patients
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REVIEW
LeAnn B Norris, Farah Kablaoui, Maggie K Brilhart, P Brandon Bookstaver
BACKGROUND: Central venous catheter (CVC) use is commonplace in cancer patients. Antimicrobial lock therapy (ALT), the instillation of a concentrated antimicrobial solution into the catheter lumen, is one method for preventing infection among CVCs. This systematic review discusses the effectiveness and safety of prophylactic ALT in cancer patients with CVCs. METHODS: A literature search was performed using the Medline database and Google Scholar from inception until April 2016...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688551/pediatric-invasive-fungal-rhinosinusitis-an-investigation-of-17-patients
#8
Daniel Vinh, Michael Yim, Ankhi Dutta, John K Jones, Wei Zhang, Matthew Sitton
PURPOSE: To investigate outcomes of pediatric patients at a single institution with invasive fungal rhinosinusitis (IFRS) and to determine variables that impact overall survival. METHODS: All pediatric patients at a large tertiary children's hospital diagnosed with IFRS confirmed by surgical pathology from 2009 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Demographics, underlying diseases, symptoms, antifungal therapy, absolute neutrophil count (ANC), surgical management,and outcomes were analyzed...
August 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679999/bone-marrow-failure-in-childhood-central-pathology-review-of-a-nationwide-registry
#9
Masafumi Ito
Refractory cytopenia of childhood (RCC) was proposed as a provisional entity in the 2008 WHO classification of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). It is defined as a childhood MDS featuring persistent cytopenia without increase blasts in bone marrow (BM) or peripheral blood (PB). Because the majority of RCC cases feature hypocellularity and pancytopenia, it is quite challenging to differentiate RCC from acquired aplastic anemia (AA) and many kinds of inherited bone marrow failure syndromes (IBMFS). Diagnosis of RCC requires BM histology of characteristic features such as isolated erythroid islet with left shift, abnormal localization and micromegakaryocytes...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677113/plasma-chitotriosidase-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease
#10
Normeen A Kaddah, Dalia A Saied, Hanan A Alwakeel, Rania H Hashem, Sara M Rowizak, Mohamed A Elmonem
The relationship between chronic hemolysis with subsequent iron overload, inflammation, and premature atherosclerosis has been documented in hemolytic anemias, particularly β-thalassemia. However, no such relationship has been established in sickle cell disease (SCD). We sought to evaluate SCD as a risk factor for early vascular insult by measuring carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and plasma chitotriosidase and to assess the role of the latter as a potential quantitative indicator of vascular inflammation and atherogenesis...
July 4, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675683/pediatric-cancer-pathology-review-from-a-single-institution-neuropathology-expert-opinion-is-essential-for-accurate-diagnosis-of-pediatric-brain-tumors
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Zeina Merabi, Fouad Boulos, Teresa Santiago, Jesse Jenkins, Miguel Abboud, Samar Muwakkit, Nidale Tarek, Ghazi Zaatari, Sima Jeha, Hassan El-Solh, Raya Saab
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Second pathology review has been reported to improve accuracy in oncologic diagnoses, including pediatric malignancies. We assessed the impact of second review on the diagnosis of pediatric malignancies at a tertiary care referral center in Beirut, Lebanon. METHODS: Pathology reports of patients treated at the Children's Cancer Institute in Lebanon were retrospectively reviewed for the period 2008-2016 and compared with same samples' diagnoses at St...
July 4, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673313/mdm2-x-inhibitors-under-clinical-evaluation-perspectives-for-the-management-of-hematological-malignancies-and-pediatric-cancer
#12
REVIEW
Veronica Tisato, Rebecca Voltan, Arianna Gonelli, Paola Secchiero, Giorgio Zauli
The two murine double minute (MDM) family members MDM2 and MDMX are at the center of an intense clinical assessment as molecular target for the management of cancer. Indeed, the two proteins act as regulators of P53, a well-known key controller of the cell cycle regulation and cell proliferation that, when altered, plays a direct role on cancer development and progression. Several evidence demonstrated that functional aberrations of P53 in tumors are in most cases the consequence of alterations on the MDM2 and MDMX regulatory proteins, in particular in patients with hematological malignancies where TP53 shows a relatively low frequency of mutation while MDM2 and MDMX are frequently found amplified/overexpressed...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670985/-changes-in-diagnostic-criteria-of-thrombotic-microangiopathy-after-stem-cell-transplantation
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Orsolya Horváth, Zoltán Prohászka, Krisztián Kállay, Csaba Kassa, Anita Stréhn, Katalin Csordás, János Sinkó, Gergely Kriván
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation associated thrombotic microangiopathy is a multifactorial complication, and has variable incidence in study populations due to different diagnostic criteria. The diversity of activity parameters, like elevated laktát-dehidrogenáz, hematological parameters and kidney function are not specific variables after stem cell transplantation. Dysregulation of the classical and alternative pathway can play an important role in the pathomechanism of thrombotic microangiopathy, but the understanding of the role of complement activation under transplantation conditions requires further investigation...
July 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670954/predictors-of-patient-satisfaction-in-pediatric-oncology
#14
Josh Davis, James F Burrows, Bertha Ben Khallouq, Paul Rosen
OBJECTIVE: To understand key drivers of patient satisfaction in pediatric hematology/oncology. METHODS: The "top-box" scores of patient satisfaction surveys from 4 pediatric hematology/oncology practices were collected from 2012 to 2014 at an integrated Children's Health Network. One item, "Likelihood of recommending practice," was used as the surrogate for overall patient satisfaction, and all other items were correlated to this item. RESULTS: A total of 1244 satisfaction surveys were included in this analysis...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670434/idiopathic-pulmonary-hemosiderosis-mimicking-iron-deficiency-anemia-a-delayed-diagnosis
#15
Sultan Aydin Koker, Salih Gözmen, Yeşim Oymak, Tuba Hilkay Karapinar, Demet Can, Sinan Genç, Raziye Canan Vergin
Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis (IPH) is an uncommon chronic disorder in children. It is characterized by recurrent pulmonary hemorrhage and may result in hemoptysis and pulmonary insufficiency. The most common hematologic manifestation of IPH is iron deficiency anemia. The etiology of IPH is not known and its diagnosis may be difficult due to the variable clinical courses. The most helpful signs for identifying IPH are iron deficiency anemia and recurrent or chronic cough, hemoptysis, dyspnea, wheezing...
June 1, 2017: Hematology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669694/epidemiology-of-preoperative-hematologic-assessment-of-children-cared-for-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department
#16
Christopher Woll, P Brian Smith, James Walter Fox
OBJECTIVE: To assess frequency of preoperative hematologic testing in a tertiary care pediatric emergency department (PED) and how often these values predict clinical outcome or change management decisions. METHODS: Single-center retrospective cohort study in a tertiary-care children's hospital PED. Patients 0-18years old, presenting between July 1, 2009-July 1, 2011, ultimately undergoing a surgical procedure within 48h of presentation were included. Patients were defined as having "preoperative" hematologic assessment if these studies were performed solely because the child was going to the operative suite...
June 27, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669553/expert-consensus-guidelines-for-stocking-of-antidotes-in-hospitals-that-provide-emergency-care
#17
Richard C Dart, Lewis R Goldfrank, Brian L Erstad, David T Huang, Knox H Todd, Jeffrey Weitz, Vikhyat S Bebarta, E Martin Caravati, Fred M Henretig, Theodore R Delbridge, William Banner, Sandra M Schneider, Victoria E Anderson
We provide recommendations for stocking of antidotes used in emergency departments (EDs). An expert panel representing diverse perspectives (clinical pharmacology, medical toxicology, critical care medicine, hematology/oncology, hospital pharmacy, emergency medicine, emergency medical services, pediatric emergency medicine, pediatric critical care medicine, poison centers, hospital administration, and public health) was formed to create recommendations for antidote stocking. Using a standardized summary of the medical literature, the primary reviewer for each antidote proposed guidelines for antidote stocking to the full panel...
June 29, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664750/preemptive-ethanol-lock-therapy-in-pediatric-hematology-oncology-patients-with-catheter-associated-bloodstream-infection-impact-on-length-of-stay-cost-and-catheter-salvage
#18
Eric McGrath, Wei Du, Madhvi Rajpurkar
BACKGROUND: Ethanol lock therapy (ELT) with systemic antimicrobial therapy is a promising therapy for catheter-related infection (CRI). The impact of ELT timing on treatment efficacy and costs is unknown. PROCEDURES: A prospective study was conducted in the Hematology/Oncology Unit at the Children's Hospital of Michigan. Patients with suspected CRI were randomized to Preemptive ELT arm or Rescue ELT arm after positive culture. RESULTS: Five cases in Preemptive arm and 9 in Rescue arm had a confirmed CRI...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664389/preliminary-study-in-a-new-protocol-for-the-treatment-of-oral-mucositis-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-hsct-and-chemotherapy-ct
#19
Marina Consuelo Vitale, Carola Modaffari, Nunzia Decembrino, Feng Xiao Zhou, Marco Zecca, Patrizia Defabianis
Oral mucositis (OM) is a debilitating and serious side effect in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and chemotherapy (CT). Laser therapy is becoming a promising treatment option in these patients, avoiding the necessity of enteral/parenteral nutrition. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of laser therapy in patients affected by oral mucositis induced by chemotherapy and HSCT. Sixteen onco-hematological pediatric patients receiving chemotherapy and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, affected by oral mucositis, were enrolled in this study...
June 29, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660797/evaluating-cultural-competence-of-pediatric-oncology-nurses-at-a-teaching-hospital-a-pilot-study
#20
Ijeoma Julie Eche, Teri Aronowitz
This cross-sectional descriptive study evaluated registered nurses' self-ratings of cultural competence on the hematology/oncology unit at a large Northeastern urban children's hospital. The Inventory for Assessing the Process of Cultural Competence among Healthcare Professionals was used to measure 5 constructs of cultural competence. The study findings show that there were significant correlations between the knowledge and skill subscales (ρ = .57, P < .001) and the knowledge and desire subscales (ρ = ...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
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