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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770997/gemcitabine-nab-paclitaxel-for-pediatric-relapsed-refractory-sarcomas
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Jonathan L Metts, Adina L Alazraki, Dana Clark, Ernest K Amankwah, Karen J Wasilewski-Masker, Bradley A George, Thomas A Olson, Thomas Cash
BACKGROUND: Pediatric patients with relapsed/refractory sarcomas have poor outcomes and need novel therapies that provide disease control while maintaining an acceptable quality of life. The activity and toxicity of gemcitabine and nab-paclitaxel in combination has not been reported in pediatrics. PROCEDURE: We reviewed the records of fifteen relapsed/refractory patients and one treatment-naïve patient who received gemcitabine/nab-paclitaxel at our institution...
May 17, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756718/-drug-reaction-with-eosinophilia-and-systemic-symptoms-due-to-carbamazepine-pediatric-case
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Rocío Del P Pereira-Ospina, Ana M Bejarano-Quintero, José M Suescún-Vargas, Javier Y Pinzón-Salamanca
Severe skin reactions include Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis and Drug reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS) syndrome, which are uncommon in the pediatric population (incidence 1/1000- 10 000 children), but they have bad prognosis. Drug-sensitive Syndrome with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms consists in rash, hematological abnormalities, lymphadenopathy and organ involvement. We report the case of a 12-year-old male patient who developed this pathology after initiating anticonvulsant therapy with carbamazepine...
June 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753542/children-with-chronic-disease-bear-the-highest-burden-of-pediatric-sepsis
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Andrew J Prout, Victor B Talisa, Joseph A Carcillo, Florian B Mayr, Derek C Angus, Christopher W Seymour, Chung-Chou H Chang, Sachin Yende
OBJECTIVE: To describe the contemporary epidemiology of pediatric sepsis in children with chronic disease, and the contribution of chronic diseases to mortality. We examined the incidence and hospital mortality of pediatric sepsis in a nationally representative sample and described the contribution of chronic diseases to hospital mortality. STUDY DESIGN: We analyzed the 2013 Nationwide Readmissions Database using a retrospective cohort design. We included non-neonatal patients <19 years of age hospitalized with sepsis...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750764/linezolid-containing-treatment-regimens-for-tuberculosis-in-children
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Luis M Prieto, Begoña Santiago, Teresa Del Rosal, Begoña Carazo, Ana B Jiménez, Beatriz Pérez-Gorricho, Felipe Rubio, Alfredo Tagarro, Daniel Blázquez, David Moreno-Pérez, María J Mellado, Fernando Baquero-Artigao
BACKGROUND: In recent years there is an increasing interest in the use of linezolid for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB). METHODS: Patients under 18 years of age who received linezolid within the Spanish Pediatric TB Network (pTBred) from 2001 to 2016 were retrospectively included. Treatment characteristics, adverse events (AEs) and outcomes were analyzed. RESULTS: Fifteen children were included (53% male) with a median age of 3.6 years (IQR: 1...
May 10, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746437/hematologic-findings-of-inherited-metabolic-disease-they-are-more-than-expected
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Ertan Sal, Idil Yenicesu, Ilyas Okur, Zuhre Kaya, Fatih S Ezgu, Ulker Kocak, Leyla Tumer, Turkiz Gursel, Alev Hasanoglu
Inherited metabolic diseases are pathologic conditions that generally develop as a result of impairment of the production or breakdown of protein, carbohydrate, and fatty acids. Early determination of hematological findings has a positive effect on the prognosis of metabolic diseases. Three hundred eighteen patients who were being followed-up within the previous 6 months at Department of Pediatric Nutrition and Metabolism, Gazi University, Turkey, were included in the study. The hematological findings were classified under 7 main groups: anemia of chronic disease, iron deficiency anemia, vitamin B12 deficiency anemia, hemophagocytosis, leukocytosis, and thrombocytosis...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746311/evaluating-mortality-risk-adjustment-among-children-receiving-extracorporeal-support-for-respiratory-failure
#6
Ryan P Barbaro, Philip S Boonstra, Kevin W Kuo, David T Selewski, David K Bailly, Cheryl L Stone, Chin Ying Chow, Gail M Annich, Frank W Moler, Matthew L Paden
This study evaluates whether three commonly used pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) severity of illness scores, pediatric risk of mortality score (PRISM) III, pediatric index of mortality (PIM) 2, and pediatric logistic organ dysfunction (PELOD), are the appropriate tools to discriminate mortality risk in children receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support for respiratory failure. This study also evaluates the ability of the Pediatric Risk Estimate Score for Children Using Extracorporeal Respiratory Support (Ped-RESCUERS) to discriminate mortality risk in the same population, and whether Ped-RESCUERS' discrimination of mortality is improved by additional clinical and laboratory measures of renal, hepatic, neurologic, and hematologic dysfunction...
May 8, 2018: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739375/how-do-professionals-assess-the-quality-of-life-of-children-with-advanced-cancer-receiving-palliative-care-and-what-are-their-recommendations-for-improvement
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Josianne Avoine-Blondin, Véronique Parent, Léonor Fasse, Clémentine Lopez, Nago Humbert, Michel Duval, Serge Sultan
BACKGROUND: It is known that information regarding the quality of life of a patient is central to pediatric palliative care. This information allows professionals to adapt the care and support provided to children and their families. Previous studies have documented the major areas to be investigated in order to assess the quality of life, although it is not yet known what operational criteria or piece of information should be used in the context of pediatric palliative care. The present study aims to: 1) Identify signs of quality of life and evaluation methods currently used by professionals to assess the quality of life of children with cancer receiving palliative care...
May 8, 2018: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736878/vancomycin-in-pediatric-patients-with-solid-or-hematological-malignant-disease-predictive-performance-of-a-population-pharmacokinetic-model-and-new-optimized-dosing-regimens
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Amélie Marsot, F Gallais, C Galambrun, C Coze, O Blin, N Andre, R Guilhaumou
BACKGROUND: The application of population pharmacokinetic models and Bayesian methods offers the potential to develop individualized therapeutic approaches. OBJECTIVES: The current study presents an external evaluation of a vancomycin pharmacokinetic model in a pediatric cancer population and proposes an easy-to-use chart for clinicians for a priori vancomycin schedule adaptation to achieve target concentration. METHODS: External evaluation of a population pharmacokinetic model of vancomycin administered via continuous infusion was realized in a new retrospective dataset of pediatric patients with cancer...
May 8, 2018: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729700/fc%C3%AE-receptor-iii-expression-and-morphological-maturity-on-neutrophil-are-associated-with-higher-iron-level-of-major-beta-thalassemia
#9
Mohammad Ghozali, Tiwi Harjanti Cakranita, Adi Imam Tjahjadi, Lelani Reniarti, Reni Ghrahani, Mraa Syamsunarno, Budi Setiabudiawan, Ramdan Panigoro
Lifetime blood transfusion experienced by major β-thalassemia patients complicated with iron overload, therefore, may lead to their tissue injury. Ultimately, free toxic iron may alter immune response via dysregulation of immune cell activity producing prolonged effector reaction. Neutrophil as one of the vital innate immune cell despite serves as the first line of defense resulting acute inflammation has a pivotal role in chronic inflammation while releasing the toxic substance that interferes biological processes...
April 30, 2018: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728467/predictors-of-location-of-death-for-children-with-cancer-enrolled-on-a-palliative-care-service
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Erica C Kaye, Samantha DeMarsh, Courtney A Gushue, Jonathan Jerkins, April Sykes, Zhaohua Lu, Jennifer M Snaman, Lindsay J Blazin, Liza-Marie Johnson, Deena R Levine, R Ray Morrison, Justin N Baker
BACKGROUND: In the U.S., more children die from cancer than from any other disease, and more than one third die in the hospital setting. These data have been replicated even in subpopulations of children with cancer enrolled on a palliative care service. Children with cancer who die in high-acuity inpatient settings often experience suffering at the end of life, with increased psychosocial morbidities seen in their bereaved parents. Strategies to preemptively identify children with cancer who are more likely to die in high-acuity inpatient settings have not been explored...
May 4, 2018: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720227/first-pediatric-experience-of-sl-401-a-cd123-targeted-therapy-in-patients-with-blastic-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cell-neoplasm-report-of-three-cases
#11
Weili Sun, Huaying Liu, Young Kim, Nicole Karras, Anna Pawlowska, Debbie Toomey, Wade Kyono, Paul Gaynon, Joseph Rosenthal, Anthony Stein
BACKGROUND: Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) is a highly aggressive hematological malignancy with extremely poor outcome. The median overall survival for adult patients is 9-13 months. Pediatric patients are exceedingly rare with an unclear clinical course. Currently, no standardized therapy has been established, although an acute lymphoblastic leukemia type of treatment appears to be more effective in those patients who are able to tolerate aggressive chemotherapy...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713143/population-pharmacokinetics-and-dosing-optimization-of-cefathiamidine-in-children-with-hematologic-infection
#12
Li-Juan Zhi, Li Wang, Xing-Kai Chen, Xiao-Ying Zhai, Li Wen, Lei Dong, Evelyne Jacqz-Aigrain, Zhong-Ren Shi, Wei Zhao
Purpose: Cefathiamidine, a first-generation cephalosporin, has approval from the China Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of infections caused by susceptible bacteria in both adults and children. As pharmacokinetic data are limited in the pediatric population, we aimed to evaluate the population pharmacokinetics of cefathiamidine in children and to define the appropriate dose in order to optimize cefathiamidine treatment. Methods: Blood samples were collected from children treated with cefathiamidine, and concentrations were quantified by high-performance liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry...
2018: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708883/graves-disease-following-allogenic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-severe-aplastic-anemia-case-report-and-literature-review
#13
Ahu Paketçi, Korcan Demir, Özlem Tüfekçi, Sezer Acar, Ayhan Abacı, Şebnem Yılmaz, Ece Böber
BACKGROUND: Similar autoimmune processes (defective T-cell function) take place during the pathogenesis of aplastic anemia (AA) and Graves' disease (GD). Antithyroid drugs used for the management of GD may induce AA and GD may occur following treatment of severe aplastic anemia (SAA). CASE PRESENTATION: Clinical and laboratory investigations were performed for an 11-year-and-2-month-old girl who was referred for bilateral exophthalmus and abnormal thyroid function tests...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702996/phase-i-study-of-cord-blood-transplantation-with-intrabone-marrow-injection-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-a-clinical-study-protocol
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Tatsunori Goto, Makoto Murata, Seitaro Terakura, Tetsuya Nishida, Yoshiya Adachi, Yoko Ushijima, Kazuyuki Shimada, Yuichi Ishikawa, Fumihiko Hayakawa, Nobuhiro Nishio, Satoshi Nishiwaki, Akihiro Hirakawa, Katsuyoshi Kato, Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Hitoshi Kiyoi
INTRODUCTION: Delayed hematological recovery, graft failure, and acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) still remain major problems in cord blood transplantation (CBT). Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are known to support bone marrow stroma and promote hematopoiesis. Additionally, MSCs possess immunomodulatory properties and are used clinically for the treatment of acute GVHD. Therefore, the use of MSCs to enhance engraftment and prevent GVHD after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation has been explored...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701283/therapeutic-effect-of-northern-labrador-tea-extracts-for-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#15
Colin M McGill, Patrick L Tomco, Regina M Ondrasik, Kaitlyn C Belknap, Gaelen K Dwyer, Daniel J Quinlan, Thomas A Kircher, Cheryl P Andam, Timothy J Brown, David F Claxton, Brian M Barth
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is an aggressive hematological malignancy that is one of the more common pediatric malignancies in addition to occurring with high incidence in the aging population. Unfortunately, these patient groups are quite sensitive to toxicity from chemotherapy. Northern Labrador tea, or Rhododendron tomentosum Harmaja (a.k.a. Ledum palustre subsp. decumbens) or "tundra tea," is a noteworthy medicinal plant used by indigenous peoples in Alaska, Canada, and Greenland to treat a diversity of ailments...
April 27, 2018: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699058/psychological-limbo-as-a-barrier-to-spiritual-care-for-parents-of-children-with-cancer-a-qualitative-study
#16
Neda Sheikhzakaryaee, Foroozan Atashzadeh-Shoorideh, Fazlollah Ahmadi, Mahdi Fani
Background: Pediatric cancer causes reduced life quality and psychological problems for parents. It is necessary to pay attention to spirituality, which plays a significant role in increasing the life quality of these parents and their patient children and managing the conditions associated with the disease. This study was performed to determine factors predisposing to spiritual care in parents of children suffering from cancer. Methods: This qualitative study was conducted by conventional content analysis...
April 27, 2018: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697581/efficacy-of-flu-vaccination-mail-out-reminders-in-pediatric-hematology-patients-for-quality-improvement-does-snail-mail-still-work
#17
Aisha Bruce, Stuart Lau, Tara Reber, Lynette Laverdiere, Nicholas Tompkins
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 24, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695942/genotype-phenotype-correlation-among-beta-thalassemia-and-beta-thalassemia-hbe-disease-in-thai-children-predictable-clinical-spectrum-using-genotypic-analysis
#18
Chanchai Traivaree, Chalinee Monsereenusorn, Piya Rujkijyanont, Warakorn Prasertsin, Boonchai Boonyawat
Introduction: Beta-thalassemia is a group of inherited hemolytic anemias and one of the most common genetic disorders in Thailand. The clinical spectrum of beta-thalassemia disease ranges from mild to severe clinical symptoms including mild beta-thalassemia intermedia (TI) and severe beta-thalassemia major (TM). Objective: This study aimed to determine the correlation between beta-globin gene ( HBB ) mutations and their phenotypic manifestations by evaluating patients' clinical characteristics, transfusion requirements, growth and hematologic parameters, and hemoglobin typing among pediatric patients treated at Phramongkutklao Hospital...
2018: Journal of Blood Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695177/clinical-manifestation-of-patients-with-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-with-the-c3-p-i1157t-variation-in-the-kinki-region-of-japan
#19
Takeshi Matsumoto, Hidemi Toyoda, Keishirou Amano, Masahiro Hirayama, Eiji Ishikawa, Mika Fujimoto, Masaaki Ito, Kohshi Ohishi, Naoyuki Katayama, Yoko Yoshida, Masanori Matsumoto, Naohisa Kawamura, Makoto Ikejiri, Keiki Kawakami, Toshiyuki Miyata, Hideo Wada
The gain-of-function variation p.I1157T in C3 was previously identified in 8 patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) at Mie University Hospital. In the present study, we identified another 11 patients with aHUS with this variation, including 10 pediatric patients (onset age: 1-16 years). The variation seems to be geographically concentrated around Mie Prefecture in Japan. Fifteen of the 19 patients with aHUS experienced infection as probable triggering events. All 19 patients had renal dysfunction...
January 1, 2018: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683873/eltrombopag-induced-acute-liver-failure-in-a-pediatric-patient-a-pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacogenetic-analysis
#20
M Marano, J Serafinelli, S Cairoli, D Martinelli, M Pisani, G Palumbo, M G Cefalo, C Cecchetti, M Di Nardo, F S Falvella, B M Goffredo
Eltrombopag is an oral thrombopoietin-receptor-agonist (TPO-RA) approved for the treatment of patients with chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), who are more than one year old, and show poor response to first-line therapy. ITP is a hematological disorder characterized by isolated thrombocytopenia in the absence of secondary causes or disorders. Eltrombopag is generally well tolerated in the pediatric population, therefore therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) is not usually performed in clinical practice...
April 20, 2018: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
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