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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236339/physical-activity-level-among-children-recovering-from-severe-acute-malnutrition
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Esther Babirekere-Iriso, Maren Johanne Heilskov Rytter, Hanifa Namusoke, Ezekiel Mupere, Kim F Michaelsen, Søren Brage, Ken D Stark, Lotte Lauritzen, André Briend, Henrik Friis, Daniel Faurholt-Jepsen
OBJECTIVE: To assess the level and predictors of physical activity at discharge among children recovering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM). METHODS: We conducted a prospective study among 69 children 6 - 59 months of age admitted with SAM for nutritional rehabilitation at Mulago National Referral Hospital, Uganda. Using hip-mounted tri-axial accelerometers, we measured physical activity expressed as counts per minute (cpm) during the last three days of hospital treatment...
December 13, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236321/murine-models-of-osteosarcoma-a-piece-of-the-translational-puzzle
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Mannu K Walia, Wilson Castillo-Tandazo, Anthony J Mutsaers, T John Martin, Carl R Walkley
Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common cancer of bone in children and young adults. Despite extensive research efforts, there has been no significant improvement in patient outcome for many years. An improved understanding of the biology of this cancer and how genes frequently mutated contribute to OS may help improve outcomes for patients. Whilst our knowledge of the mutational burden of OS is approaching saturation, our understanding of how these mutations contribute to OS initiation and maintenance is less clear...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236304/enterovirus-detection-in-patients-with-acute-gastroenteritis-in-switzerland
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Rainer Gosert, Ulrich Heininger, Hans H Hirsch
Acute gastroenteritis (GE) has a major impact on morbidity and mortality worldwide, yet comprehensive data regarding infectious agents including enteroviruses are scarce. We hypothesized that enteroviruses constitute a significant cause of acute GE. We analyzed 677 stool samples from 504 patients, which had been submitted for suspected infectious GE. 0.2 ml of stool suspension was extracted using the Abbott m2000 sp robot and analysed by multiplex nucleic acid testing (NAT) using the Luminex xTAG gastrointestinal pathogen panel (GPP) as well as by specific NATs detecting enteroviruses and polioviruses...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236286/corticosteroids-for-pneumonia
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REVIEW
Anat Stern, Keren Skalsky, Tomer Avni, Elena Carrara, Leonard Leibovici, Mical Paul
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is a common and potentially serious illness. Corticosteroids have been suggested for the treatment of different types of infection, however their role in the treatment of pneumonia remains unclear. This is an update of a review published in 2011. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of corticosteroids in the treatment of pneumonia. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group's Specialised Register, CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, and LILACS on 3 March 2017, together with relevant conference proceedings and references of identified trials...
December 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236209/adverse-events-under-tacrolimus-and-cyclosporine-in-the-first-3-years-post-renal-transplantation-in-children
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Pauline Lancia, Beate Aurich, Phuong Ha, Anne Maisin, Véronique Baudouin, Evelyne Jacqz-Aigrain
BACKGROUND: Progress in immunosuppression has reduced acute rejection, graft loss and mortality after renal transplantation. Adverse drug reactions are well described in adults but few data are available in children. Our objectives were to analyse the adverse events reported in the first 3 years post-transplantation in children receiving tacrolimus or cyclosporine-based immunosuppression and compare them with the information of the Summary of Product Characteristics. METHODS: This retrospective study included all children who underwent a renal transplant at Hospital Robert Debré between 2002 and 2015...
December 13, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236131/trends-in-incidence-and-long-term-outcomes-of-myelomeningocele-in-british-columbia
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Taylor North, Alexander Cheong, Paul Steinbok, Julia Ae Radic
PURPOSE: Myelomeningocele is typically a disabling condition that results in neurologic, orthopedic, and urologic morbidity. The aim of this study was to examine the trends over time in both incidence and outcomes of myelomeningocele (MMC) in British Columbia (BC). METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed of all children with MMC followed in the British Columbia Children's Hospital (BCCH) Spinal Cord Clinic between 1971 and 2016. The incidence of new MMC cases and the long-term outcomes of MMC were compared between two 10-year cohorts...
December 13, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235982/estimated-prevalence-of-children-with-diagnosed-developmental-disabilities-in-the-united-states-2014-2016
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Benjamin Zablotsky, Lindsey I Black, Stephen J Blumberg
Key findings Data from the National Health Interview Survey ● During 2014-2016, the prevalence of children aged 3-17 years who had ever been diagnosed with a developmental disability increased from 5.76% to 6.99%. ● During this same time, the prevalence of diagnosed autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability did not change significantly. ● The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, other developmental delay, and any developmental disability was higher among boys compared with girls...
November 2017: NCHS Data Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235736/primary-and-secondary-antibiotic-resistance-of-helicobacter-pylori-in-israeli-children-and-adolescents
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Michal Kori, Jacob Yahav, Rita Berdinstein, Haim Shmuely
BACKGROUND: Empiric treatment for Helicobacter pylori is influenced by antibiotic susceptibility of infecting strains. A rise in the resistance rate to clarithromycin and metronidazole has been reported in pediatric populations. OBJECTIVES: To assess the primary and secondary antibiotic resistance of H. pylori isolates in Israeli children and adolescents. METHODS: A retrospective review of H. pylori isolates cultured from antral biopsies of consecutive children aged 1 to 18 years, who were referred to the Pediatric Gastroenterology Unit, Kaplan Medical Center, over a 2...
December 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235424/fundamental-movement-skills-of-children-living-in-england-the-role-of-ethnicity-and-native-english-language
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Emma L J Eyre, Leanne Jaye Walker, Michael J Duncan
The development of fundamental movement skills (FMS) has been associated with children's general health, and, while there is evidence to suggest that age, gender, physical activity, and socioeconomic status relate to FMS, the relationship of ethnicity and language barriers to FMS competence has been underexplored. These factors may be of particular interest for South Asian (SA) children who have lower physical activity and increased risk of metabolic disease. This cross-sectional study examined ethnic and language differences in FMS among 218 ethnically diverse five-year-old children (61 White ethnic background, 91 SA, 29 Black ethnic background, and 37 other), some with English as a native language ( n = 90) and some with English as an additional language ( n = 75), all recruited from within central England...
January 1, 2017: Perceptual and Motor Skills
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235221/liver-transplant-for-metastatic-pancreatoblastoma-7-year-event-free-survival-after-chemotherapy-pancreatectomy-complete-hepatectomy-and-liver-transplant
#10
A A Ghaffarian, L Book, R L Meyers
Pancreatoblastoma is a rare malignant tumor in children. Surgical resection of the tumor is necessary for cure; however, due to its aggressive nature, it is often unresectable at presentation due to tumor size, local invasion, and/or metastasis. Because it is a rare tumor, there is currently no standard treatment regimen. We report a case of a 4-year-old boy who presented with metastatic pancreatoblastoma with multiple large metastases involving all four sectors of the liver. We began treatment with chemotherapy (cisplatin, 5FU, vincristine, and doxorubicin), which significantly reduced the tumor burden in both the pancreas and liver...
December 13, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235169/chile-crece-contigo-implementation-results-and-scaling-up-lessons
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A Torres, F Lopez Boo, V Parra, C Vazquez, S Segura-Pérez, Z Cetin, R Pérez-Escamilla
BACKGROUND: Chile Crece Contigo (ChCC) is defined as a comprehensive, intersectoral, and multicomponent policy that aims to help all children reach their full potential for development, regardless of their socio-economic status. METHODS: This case study was developed on the basis of grey literature review and key informants' interviews. RESULTS: ChCC behaves as a complex adaptive system that combines universal and targeted benefits for the more vulnerable starting since gestation and until the children are 4 years old...
January 2018: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235129/association-of-gene-polymorphisms-of-pattern-recognition-receptor-signalling-pathway-with-the-risk-and-severity-of-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-caused-by-enterovirus-71-in-chinese-han-population
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Ya-Ping Li, Mei Li, Xiao-Li Jia, Hui-Ling Deng, Wen-Jun Wang, Feng-Ping Wu, Jun Wang, Shuang-Suo Dang
Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) caused by enterovirus 71 (EV71) presents with a wide variety of clinical manifestations. Host immune response is a factor that influences disease susceptibility and severity. We investigated the potential association of gene polymorphisms in the pattern recognition receptor (PRR) pathway with the risk and severity of EV71 infection. A total of 180 EV71 HFMD cases (108 severe case; 72 mild cases) were enrolled. A group of 201 sex- and age-matched children was included as a control...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235085/recurrence-of-atretic-parietal-cephalocele-in-adult-report-a-case-and-review-of-literature
#13
Özgür Ertuğrul, Esra Çiçekçi, Mehmet Cudi Tuncer, Mehmet Ufuk Aluçlu
Common presentation of atretic parietal cephalocele (APC) is mostly seen in infants and young children. And, it is a palpable midline parietal soft tissue mass which is thought to represent involuted true cephalocele (meningocele or encephalocele)connected to dura mater via a fibrous stalk. The incidence of intracranial anomalies have increased with APC. Parietal cephaloceles comprise about 1% of all cerebrospinal congenital malformations and 10% of cephaloceles. We report here the case of an atretic parietal cephalocele with no associated brain malformations in adult...
December 13, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234901/upper-limb-function-in-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd
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Elizabeth Hotham, Miranda Haberfield, Susan Hillier, Jason M White, Gabrielle Todd
Upper limb function was investigated in children with ADHD using objective methods. We hypothesised that children with ADHD exhibit abnormal dexterity, force application during manipulation of a novel object, and movement rhythmicity. Two groups of age- and gender-matched children were investigated: 35 typically developing children (controls, 10.5 ± 0.4 years, 32M-3F) and 29 children (11.5 ± 0.5 years, 27M-2F) with formally diagnosed ADHD according to DSM-IV-TR criteria. Participants underwent a series of screening tests and tests of upper limb function while "off" medication...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234850/normal-magnetic-resonance-appearances-of-the-temporomandibular-joints-in-children-and-young-adults-aged-2-18%C3%A2-years
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Oskar W Angenete, Thomas A Augdal, Stig Jellestad, Marite Rygg, Karen Rosendahl
BACKGROUND: Knowledge of normal appearances of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is paramount when assessing the joint for disease in juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Reliable features defining normal TMJs in children are limited. OBJECTIVE: To establish reliable normal standards for the TMJ at magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included children and young adults aged 2-18 years undergoing a head MRI for reasons not believed to affect the TMJs...
December 12, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234820/-mesenchymal-abdominal-tumors-in-children
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REVIEW
G A Krombach
Mesenchymal tumors in childhood comprise benign and malign entities and differ regarding typical sites of manifestation, age peak and clinical symptoms. In some cases biopsy is mandatory. If nephroblastoma is a possible diagnosis, biopsy must be avoided by all means in order to avoid biopsy tract metastasis. Imaging is used to narrow the differential diagnosis, describe the exact extent of the lesion and deliver complete staging. In pediatric patients sonography and MRI are the most important imaging modalities...
December 12, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234626/consumptive-hypothyroidism-case-report-of-hepatic-hemangioendotheliomas-successfully-treated-with-vincristine-and-systematic-review-of-the-syndrome
#17
Marina Weber Pasa, Rafael Selbach Scheffel, André Borsatto Zanella, Ana Luiza Maia, José Miguel Dora
Objectives: To provide a comprehensive description of consumptive hypothyroidism syndrome (CHS), a severe form of hypothyroidism that occurs due to the high expression levels of thyroid hormone inactivation enzyme type 3 deiodinase (D3) in tumors. Study Design: Case report and systematic review. Results: A 7-month-old girl with a diagnosis of massive hepatic hemangioendotheliomas was treated with high doses of thyroid hormones and tumor-directed chemotherapy with vincristine...
November 2017: European Thyroid Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234361/a-comparative-study-of-established-z-score-models-for-coronary-artery-diameters-in-181-healthy-korean-children
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Kyungguk Ryu, Jeong Jin Yu, Hyun Ok Jun, Eun Jung Shin, Young Hee Heo, Jae Suk Baek, Young-Hwue Kim, Jae-Kon Ko
Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the statistical properties of four previously developed pediatric coronary artery z score models in healthy Korean children. Methods: The study subjects were 181 healthy Korean children, whose age ranged from 1 month to 15 years. The diameter of each coronary artery was measured using 2-dimensional echocardiography and converted to the z score in the four models (McCrindle, Olivieri, Dallaire, and Japanese model)...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234355/treatment-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-are-all-countries-treating-children-in-the-same-way-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Daniele Donà, Dora Luise, Liviana Da Dalt, Carlo Giaquinto
Background: Pneumonia represents an important threat to children's health in both developed and developing countries. In the last 10 years, many national and international guidelines on the treatment of pediatric CAP have been published, in order to optimize the prescription of antibiotics and limit their cost and side effects. However, the practical implementation of these guidelines is still limited. Main Text: We analyzed the current recommendations for the therapy of pediatric community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) that all converge on the identification of aminopenicillins and beta-lactams as the optimal treatment for CAP...
2017: International Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234223/retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-thickness-in-children-with-%C3%AE-thalassemia-major
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Feyzahan Uzun, Emine Esra Karaca, Gönül Yıldız Yerlikaya, Hüseyin Fındık, Mehmet Akın
Purpose: To measure the retinal nerve fiber layer thickness (RNFLT) in children with β-thalassemia major and to compare with healthy controls. Methods: A total of 47 patients with β-thalassemia major and 51 healthy controls were included. Each subject underwent a standard ophthalmological examination. RNFLT measurements were performed using optical coherence tomography. Results: Mean age of the patient group and healthy controls were 13...
October 2017: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
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