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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929415/pediatric-neurocysticercosis
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REVIEW
Pratibha Singhi, Arushi Gahlot Saini
Neurocysticercosis is the most common helminth infection of nervous system in humans caused by the encysted larvae of Taenia solium. It is a major cause of epilepsy in tropical areas and the most common cause of focal-onset seizures in North Indian children. Children with neurocysticercosis have pleomorphic manifestations depending on the location, number and viability of the cysts and host response. In endemic areas, neurocysticercosis should be clinically suspected in any child with recent-onset seizures, headache or focal motor deficits where there is no other suggestion of an underlying neurological disorder...
September 20, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899471/-a-report-of-two-children-with-fever-headache-and-purpura
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Hong-Bo Xu, Mei Tan, Jian Lu, Mao-Qiang Tian, Yan Chen
In this study, two school-aged children had an acute onset in spring and had the manifestations of fever, headache, vomiting, disturbance of consciousness, purpura and ecchymosis, and positive meningeal irritation sign. There were increases in peripheral white blood cells and neutrophils, but reductions in the hemoglobin level and platelet count in the two children. They had a significant increase in C-reactive protein. There were hundreds or thousands of white blood cells in the cerebrospinal fluid, mainly neutrophils...
September 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893008/spontaneous-intra-parenchymal-rupture-of-craniopharyngioma-a-rare-phenomenon
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Vivakaran Thanga Tirupathi Rajan, Asogan Vaishnavi Janani, Aiyappan Senthil Kumar, Ilangovan Vijay Sundar
Craniopharyngioma is a relatively benign intracranial tumour that involves sellar and supra-sellar regions. Spontaneous rupture of craniopharyngioma into the sub-arachnoid space or into the ventricles is a rare phenomenon and few cases are reported in literature. We hereby report a case of sellar-suprasellar craniopharyngioma with focal intra-parenchymal rupture into brain causing aggravation of headache in a 12-year-old female child. This complication is a relatively rare phenomenon, which requires attention for early intervention...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852973/child-with-headache
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REVIEW
Keshavamurthy Mysore Lakshmikantha, Karthi Nallasamy
Headache is a common complaint for which parents seek pediatrician's consult. Headaches are seen in increasing frequency from 3 y of age onwards with peaks in older children and adolescents. In children, secondary headaches due to underlying etiologies are far more common than primary headaches due to migraine. Recognition of temporal pattern of headache along with focused neurological examination will help in narrowing down the etiology. The key goal in urgent care assessment is to identify children with underlying serious illnesses that require stabilization and urgent referral...
August 30, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833904/early-childhood-trajectories-of-separation-anxiety-bearing-on-mental-health-academic-achievement-and-physical-health-from-mid-childhood-to-preadolescence
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Marco Battaglia, Gabrielle Garon-Carrier, Sylvana M Côté, Ginette Dionne, Evelyne Touchette, Frank Vitaro, Richard E Tremblay, Michel Boivin
BACKGROUND: Separation anxiety disorder is the most prevalent childhood anxiety condition, but no study assessed children for separation anxiety at preschool age and followed them longitudinally and directly until mid-childhood/early adolescence. METHODS: Multi-informant (children, teachers, family), multipoint (at age 8, 10, 12, 13) assessments of 1,290 children of the Quebec Longitudinal Study of Child Development, who had been categorized between age 1.5 and 6 into four specific separation anxiety trajectories (1, low-persistent; 2, low-increasing; 3, high-decreasing, and the less common: 4, high-increasing) by growth mixture modeling...
August 18, 2017: Depression and Anxiety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822592/use-of-gabapentin-and-pregabalin-for-pruritus-and-neuropathic-pain-associated-with-major-burn-injury-a-retrospective-chart-review
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Isha Kaul, Ami Amin, Marta Rosenberg, Laura Rosenberg, Walter J Meyer
INTRODUCTION: Pruritis after burn is one of the most common chronic complaints in burn survivors. Pruritus is often indistinguishable from neuropathic pain. There is a paucity of studies reporting the use of gabapentin and pregabalin to treat both pruritus and neuropathic pain. The purpose of this current study is to explore and document the effect of gabapentin and pregabalin in children and adolescent burn survivors. METHODS: A retrospective review of charts and pharmacy records of gabapentin and pregabalin dispensed to control pruritus and/or pain was conducted for burn survivors up to 20 years of age...
August 16, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820639/impulsive-aggressive-behavior-triggered-by-headaches-in-a-child-with-severe-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Thomas C Yang, Maxwell J Luber, Barbara J Coffey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818165/effectiveness-and-safety-of-sofosbuvir-in-treatment-n%C3%A3-ivechildren-with-hepatitis-c-infection
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Muhammad Almas Hashmi, Huma Arshad Cheema
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness and safety of Sofosbuvir and Ribavirin combination in treatment-näivechildren with HCV infection. STUDY DESIGN: An experimental study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Gastroentrology, Hepatology Department, The Children's Hospital and The Institute of Child Health, Lahore, from January to December 2016. METHODOLOGY: HCV PCR positive treatment-näivepatients, 5 to 18 years of age, were enrolled by consecutive nonprobability sampling...
July 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808765/presentation-and-symptom-interval-in-children-with-central-nervous-system-tumors-a-single-center-experience
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Chiara Stocco, Chiara Pilotto, Eva Passone, Agostino Nocerino, Raffaello Tosolini, Anna Pusiol, Paola Cogo
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to describe the symptoms and signs of central nervous system (CNS) tumors in a pediatric population and to assess the time interval between the onset of the disease and the time of the diagnosis. METHODS: A retrospective observational study was conducted at our Oncology Pediatric Unit between January 2000 and November 2011. We included 75 children between 5 months and 16 years (mean age of 7.8 ± 4.7 years), with male to female ratio of 3:2...
August 14, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801184/fatal-colloid-cysts-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Carlito Lagman, Kanwaldeep Rai, Lawrance K Chung, Daniel T Nagasawa, Joel S Beckett, Alexander M Tucker, Isaac Yang
OBJECTIVE: To accurately characterize patient characteristics and the clinical presentation of fatal colloid cysts. METHODS: A systematic literature search of three popular databases was performed. Inclusion criteria were individuals with sudden-onset death and colloid cysts identified on imaging and/or autopsy. The cause of death must have been ascribed to the colloid cyst. Deaths precipitated by lumbar puncture were excluded. Clinical data were extracted and descriptive statistics were ascertained...
August 8, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794859/case-report-multiple-hemorrhagic-metastases-to-the-brain-from-primary-lung-choriocarcinoma
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Sunil Munakomi
Herein we report a very rare entity of multiple hemorrhagic metastases to the brain from a primary lung choriocarcinoma in a young woman. The patient presented with recent onset of progressive headache, decreased level of consciousness and multiple episodes of vomiting. CT of the head revealed multiple hemorrhagic lesions within the brain. The patient's serum B-human chorionic gonadotrophin was increased.  A chest X-ray revealed a right lung mass. The patient urgently underwent operative excision of the lesion in the posterior fossa, so as to prevent impending tonsillar herniation...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777266/ataxia-and-headache-in-a-child-a-case-of-acute-cerebellar-infarction
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Kathryn M Hewett, Brett Lorenzetti, Benjamin F Jackson
A 4-year-old female patient presents to the pediatric emergency department with acute onset of ataxia and occipital headache. Initial investigation, including computed tomography imaging, failed to demonstrate any focal neurologic lesion. Subsequent studies, however, reveal an acute thrombosis of the superior cerebellar artery. Further work up identified the likely causative factor to be a heterozygous mutation at the methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase gene. In this case report, we will discuss the work-up of pediatric ataxia, the evaluation and management of cerebrovascular accidents in children, and the association between stroke and mutation of the methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase gene...
August 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755048/contraceptive-implant-discontinuation-in-huambo-and-luanda-angola-a-qualitative-exploration-of-motives
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Mary Qiu, Jhony Juarez, Adelaide de Carvalho, Frederico Joao Carlos Juliana, Lucas Nhamba, Isilda Neves, Vita Vemba, Ligia Alves, Abreu Pecamena, Peter Winch
Introduction The Government of Angola is engaged in ongoing efforts to increase access to contraceptives, in particular contraceptive implants (CIs). Discontinuation of CIs, however, has been identified as being a challenge to this work, hindering the improvement of contraceptive prevalence, and in turn, maternal and child health. The objective of this study was to understand motives for contraceptive implant discontinuation in Luanda and Huambo, Angola. Methods We conducted 45 in-depth interviews and six focus groups amongst former and current contraceptive implant clients and family planning nurses in eight clinics across the provinces of Huambo and Luanda...
July 28, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752154/epidemiology-pathophysiology-clinical-evaluation-and-treatment-of-carbon-monoxide-poisoning-in-child-infant-and-fetus
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REVIEW
Atilla Alp Gozubuyuk, Huseyin Dag, Alper Kacar, Yakup Karakurt, Vefik Arica
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is one of the most common types of poisoning causing death worldwide. In our country, it occurs particularly during winter as a result of leak from stove or water heater, or as result of inhalation during a fire. Although most poisonings occur accidentally, some cases are suicide attempt. As CO is a substance that is not visible and has no taste or smell and is therefore difficult to detect, the gas can be a "silent killer" that is not noticed until effects develop. CO reacts with oxygen, creating carboxy hemoglobin (COHb), which leads to tissue hypoxia...
2017: Northern Clinics of Istanbul
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729379/functioning-metastatic-paraganglioma-of-the-urinary-bladder-in-a-10-year-old-child
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Alaeddine El Alayli, Mohammad Ali El Amine, Yaser El Hout, Lena Naffaa
Paragangliomas of the urinary bladder are very rare tumours representing less than 1% of bladder tumours. Preoperative diagnosis is essential to avoid perioperative complications related to catecholamine release. A high index of suspicion should be maintained when the classical symptoms of voiding-related paroxysms of headache, palpitation and dizziness are present. We present a rare case of malignant paraganglioma of the urinary bladder in a 10-year-old boy. The patient had the classic presentation. We review the radiological diagnostic tools and findings of this rare entity...
July 19, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697838/-hypertension-and-intermittent-convulsions-for-one-month-in-a-school-age-child
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Mao-Qiang Tian, Shu-Yi Liu, Juan Li, Xiao-Mei Shu
Childhood polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a rare systemic vasculitis and the delayed diagnosis and treatment will cause high incidence of sequelae and high mortality. This article reports a girl with childhood PAN due to posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES). The girl aged ten years was admitted to the hospital due to hypertension and convulsions for one month. She had complaints of headache, vomiting, and blurred vision before convulsions. At six months before admission, a mass was observed in the neck...
July 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667183/occipital-headaches-and-neuroimaging-in-children
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Joshua J Bear, Amy A Gelfand, Peter J Goadsby, Nancy Bass
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the common thinking, as reinforced by the International Classification of Headache Disorders, 3rd edition (beta), that occipital headaches in children are rare and suggestive of serious intracranial pathology. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review cohort study of all patients ≤18 years of age referred to a university child neurology clinic for headache in 2009. Patients were stratified by headache location: solely occipital, occipital plus other area(s) of head pain, or no occipital involvement...
August 1, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621587/treatment-of-severe-hypertension-in-a-14-year-old-child-successful-blood-pressure-control-with-additive-administration-of-captopril-an-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitor-in-a-patient-with-bilateral-renovascular-hypertension
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Xin Zhang, Ying Xu, Xiaoping Chen, Si Wang, Xinran Li, Xin Yan
We report a 14-year-old boy with recurrent episodes of headache caused by uncontrolled hypertension. The diagnosis of renovascular hypertension due to Takaysu arteritis (TA) was made based on an increase in erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP) and computed tomography (CT) image of bilateral renal artery stenosis was taken. Renal scintigraphy revealed normal perfusion and function of the right kidney and severe reduction of the perfusion and function of the left kidney. Careful drug adjustments significantly improved but did not fully control the blood pressure (BP); further, angioplasty, which showed almost occlusion of the left renal artery opening and the minor narrowing of the right renal artery, failed to regain sufficient BP control...
June 16, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616094/arbaclofen-in-fragile-x-syndrome-results-of-phase-3-trials
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Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, Randi Hagerman, Jeannie Visootsak, Dejan Budimirovic, Walter E Kaufmann, Maryann Cherubini, Peter Zarevics, Karen Walton-Bowen, Paul Wang, Mark F Bear, Randall L Carpenter
BACKGROUND: Arbaclofen improved multiple abnormal phenotypes in animal models of fragile X syndrome (FXS) and showed promising results in a phase 2 clinical study. The objective of the study is to determine safety and efficacy of arbaclofen for social avoidance in FXS. METHODS: Two phase 3 placebo-controlled trials were conducted, a flexible dose trial in subjects age 12-50 (209FX301, adolescent/adult study) and a fixed dose trial in subjects age 5-11 (209FX302, child study)...
2017: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611163/angle-closure-as-a-cause-for-intermittent-headache-in-a-child
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Nuno Pinto Ferreira, Joana Medeiros Pinto, Filomena Pinto, Luis Abegão Pinto
Angle closure is usually associated with older patients, as it typically manifests in middle to later life, being associated with an age-related increased lens volume. However, angle closure can occur in any age group if there is an anatomical predisposition that promotes pupillary block or an anterior pulling of the iris. During an acute angle closure, patients generally experience ocular pain, headache, nausea, vomiting and conjunctival hyperaemia. These attacks can be misinterpreted as migraine, particularly if subacute or chronic and the demographic characteristics of the patient do not suggest a primary angle closure event...
June 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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