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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454255/effects-of-adjunctive-eslicarbazepine-acetate-on-neurocognitive-functioning-in-children-with-refractory-focal-onset-seizures
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Sergiusz Jóźwiak, P Veggiotti, J Moreira, H Gama, F Rocha, P Soares-da-Silva
PURPOSE: This was a phase-II, randomized, double-blind (DB), placebo-controlled study aimed to evaluate neurocognitive effects of eslicarbazepine acetate (ESL) as adjunctive therapy in pediatric patients with refractory focal-onset seizures (FOS). METHODS: Children (6-16years old) with FOS were randomized (2:1) to ESL or placebo. Treatment started at 10mg/kg/day, was up-titrated up to 30mg/kg/day (target dose), and maintained for 8weeks, followed by one-year open-label follow-up...
February 13, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454018/co-circulation-of-classic-and-novel-astrovirus-strains-in-patients-with-acute-gastroenteritis-in-germany
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Sonja Jacobsen, Marina Höhne, Andreas Mas Marques, Klara Beslmüller, C-Thomas Bock, Sandra Niendorf
OBJECTIVES: In order to analyze the molecular epidemiology of human astroviruses (HAstV) in Germany, a retrospective long term study was performed to characterize circulating human astrovirus in patients with acute gastroenteritis in Germany. METHODS: A total of 2877 stool samples, collected between January 2010 and December 2015 from sporadic cases and outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis were retrospectively analyzed for astrovirus. A two step PCR algorithm was developed and used to identify and characterize human astrovirus infections...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454009/24-vs-72-hours-of-hypothermia-for-pediatric-cardiac-arrest-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ericka L Fink, Robert S B Clark, Rachel P Berger, Anthony Fabio, Derek C Angus, R Scott Watson, John J Gianakas, Ashok Panigrahy, Clifton W Callaway, Michael J Bell, Patrick M Kochaneka
AIM: Children surviving cardiac arrest (CA) lack proven neuroprotective therapies. The role of biomarkers in assessing response to interventions is unknown. We hypothesized that 72 versus 24 h of hypothermia (HT) would produce more favorable biomarker profiles after pediatric CA. METHODS: This single center pilot randomized trial tested HT (33 ± 1 °C) for 24 vs. 72 h in 34 children with CA. Children comatose after return of circulation aged 1 week to 17 years and treated with HT by their physician were eligible...
February 14, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453811/multimodal-treatment-including-tandem-high-dose-chemotherapy-and-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-in-children-with-anaplastic-ependymomas
#4
Ji Won Lee, Do Hoon Lim, Ki Woong Sung, Hyeong Jin Lee, Eun Sang Yi, Keon Hee Yoo, Hong Hoe Koo, Yeon-Lim Suh, Hyung Jin Shin
In this study, we evaluated the results of multimodal treatment that included tandem HDCT/auto-SCT in children with anaplastic ependymomas. Fourteen patients with anaplastic ependymomas were enrolled from 2006 to 2014. Six cycles of induction chemotherapy were administered to all patients before they underwent tandem HDCT/auto-SCT. Patients who were older than 3 years of age were administered RT after two cycles of induction chemotherapy. In patients under 3 years of age, RT was either omitted or delayed until they reached 3 years of age, if the patients experienced CR after tandem HDCT/auto-SCT...
February 16, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453753/pediatric-astrocytic-tumor-grading-comparison-between-arterial-spin-labeling-and-dynamic-susceptibility-contrast-mri-perfusion
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Giovanni Morana, Domenico Tortora, Serena Staglianò, Paolo Nozza, Samantha Mascelli, Mariasavina Severino, Gianluca Piatelli, Alessandro Consales, Maarten Lequin, Maria Luisa Garrè, Andrea Rossi
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare arterial spin labeling (ASL) and dynamic susceptibility contrast (DSC) MRI perfusion with respect to diagnostic performance in tumor grading in pediatric patients with low- and high-grade astrocytic tumors (AT). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 37 children with histologically proven treatment naive low- and high-grade AT who underwent concomitant pre-operative ASL and DSC MRI perfusion. Studies were performed on a 1...
February 16, 2018: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453705/using-peer-mediated-lego%C3%A2-play-intervention-to-improve-social-interactions-for-chinese-children-with-autism-in-an-inclusive-setting
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Xiaoyi Hu, Qunshan Zheng, Gabrielle T Lee
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a peer-mediated LEGO® play intervention on improving social skills for children with ASD in an inclusive preschool in China. Three boys with ASD and 13 typically developing children participated in this study. A multiple-probe across participants design was used. The intervention consisted of LEGO® construction activities incorporated with peer-mediated strategies for one child with ASD and two typically developing peers. The intervention sessions were conducted two sessions per week with a total of 28-31 sessions for each participant...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453670/incidence-and-drug-resistance-of-zoonotic-mycobacterium-bovis-infection-in-peshawar-pakistan
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Irfan Khattak, Muhammad Hassan Mushtaq, Sultan Ayaz, Sajid Ali, Anwar Sheed, Javed Muhammad, Muhammad Luqman Sohail, Haq Amanullah, Irshad Ahmad, Sadeeq Ur Rahman
Prevalence of zoonotic Mycobacterium bovis (bTB) disease in human population is underreported from the North of Pakistan. Here, we report on the proportion of human bTB disease among the overall TB patients, drug resistance pattern of bTB isolates, and knowledge, attitude, and practices (KAP)-based analysis of bTB disease. For this purpose, sputum samples from a total of 300 clinically diagnosed TB patients and 100 randomly selected school children suspected of pulmonary TB were processed by culture as well as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for isolation, identification, and confirmation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (mTB) and bTB species...
February 17, 2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453587/trimorphic-extreme-clubfoot-deformities-and-their-management-by-triple-surgical-skin-expanders-dolar-dolarz-and-dolarz-e-evidence-based-mega-corrections-without-arthrodesis
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Rattan L Mittal
AIM/PURPOSE: Extreme congenital club foot deformities are common in developing countries, presenting at birth, persisting in children, adolescents and adults; as untreated/under-corrected by conservative and/or surgical means. Scores of confusing names exist in literature for such deformities with no good treatment available; mostly advocating unacceptable arthrodesis. The author researched this grey area for more than 40 years and successfully innovated improved surgical corrections, more acceptable to patients...
February 17, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453418/periodic-reanalysis-of-whole-genome-sequencing-data-enhances-the-diagnostic-advantage-over-standard-clinical-genetic-testing
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Gregory Costain, Rebekah Jobling, Susan Walker, Miriam S Reuter, Meaghan Snell, Sarah Bowdin, Ronald D Cohn, Lucie Dupuis, Stacy Hewson, Saadet Mercimek-Andrews, Cheryl Shuman, Neal Sondheimer, Rosanna Weksberg, Grace Yoon, M Stephen Meyn, Dimitri J Stavropoulos, Stephen W Scherer, Roberto Mendoza-Londono, Christian R Marshall
Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) as a first-tier diagnostic test could transform medical genetic assessments, but there are limited data regarding its clinical use. We previously showed that WGS could feasibly be deployed as a single molecular test capable of a higher diagnostic rate than current practices, in a prospectively recruited cohort of 100 children meeting criteria for chromosomal microarray analysis. In this study, we report on the added diagnostic yield with re-annotation and reanalysis of these WGS data ~2 years later...
February 16, 2018: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453230/role-of-biomarkers-in-predicting-the-occurrence-of-thyroid-neoplasms-in-radiation-exposed-children
#10
Joseph Shulan, Leonid Vydro, Arthur B Schneider, Dan Mihailescu
With increasing numbers of childhood cancer survivors who were treated with radiation, there is a need to evaluate potential biomarkers that could signal an increased risk of developing thyroid cancer. We aimed to examine the relationships between thyrotropin and thyroglobulin levels and the risk of developing thyroid nodules and cancer in a cohort of radiation exposed children. 806 subjects who were irradiated in the neck area as children were examined and followed for up to 25 years. All subjects underwent a clinical examination, measurements of thyrotropin, thyroglobulin levels and thyroid imaging...
February 16, 2018: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453208/parent-reported-prevalence-and-persistence-of-19-common-child-health-conditions
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Tracy Liu, Raghu Lingam, Kate Lycett, Fiona K Mensah, Joshua Muller, Harriet Hiscock, Md Hamidul Huque, Melissa Wake
OBJECTIVE: To estimate prevalence and persistence of 19 common paediatric conditions from infancy to 14-15 years. DESIGN: Population-based prospective cohort study. SETTING: Australia. PARTICIPANTS: Parallel cohorts assessed biennially from 2004 to 2014 from ages 0-1 and 4-5 years to 10-11 and 14-15 years, respectively, in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: 19 health conditions: 17 parent-reported, 2 (overweight/obesity, obesity) directly assessed...
February 16, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453158/female-perpetrated-sexual-offences-reported-to-a-london-sexual-assault-referral-centre
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Louise Morgan, Lisa Long
A gender specific approach to understanding female sex offenders is important for developing prevention and treatment strategies, yet research to date is limited. While it is recognised that females often offend with another person, there has been little attempt to look beyond the two groupings of solo and co-offending and study females who offend in larger groups. Furthermore, very few studies have looked at the victims of these crimes and all of these have focussed on child victims only. The present work describes demographic and assault related characteristics of victims of all ages reporting a sexual assault by a female perpetrator to the Havens sexual assault referral centres in London, UK, in a five year period, with the aim of identifying victim, perpetrator and offence patterns in solo, pair and group sexual assaults...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453131/the-incidence-of-associated-abnormalities-in-patients-with-sacrococcygeal-teratoma
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Marijke E B Kremer, Jessica F Althof, Joep P M Derikx, Robertine van Baren, Hugo A Heij, Marc H W A Wijnen, René M H Wijnen, David C van der Zee, L W Ernest van Heurn
BACKGROUND: Gross genetic causes for SCT are unknown; however, it might be associated with other abnormalities. We assessed the incidence of associated abnormalities in a large national cohort of neonates with SCT and aimed to identify predictive risk factors. PROCEDURE: The medical records were reviewed of 235 consecutive neonates with SCT treated at the six pediatric surgical centers in the Netherlands from 1970 to 2010. Potential risk factors for associated abnormalities analyzed included sex, gestational age, tumor-volume/histology and Altman-classification...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452742/to-switch-from-botox-to-dysport-in-children-with-cp-a-real-world-dose-conversion-cost-effectiveness-study
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Kristina Tedroff, Gustaf Befrits, Carl Johan Tedroff, Stefan Gantelius
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Children with cerebral palsy (CP) are routinely treated with botulinum toxin A (BoNT-A). Two non dose-equivalent and differently priced products, Botox and Dysport are used. Depending on the conversion one of the products is considerably cheaper. However, the dose conversion factors studied to date have varied widely and relevant studies have not included children. Our objective here was to compare the efficacy and health economics of the switch from Botox to Dysport in children with CP when conversion was set to 1:2...
February 3, 2018: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452707/definition-of-postoperative-bleeding-in-children-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-with-cardiopulmonary-bypass-one-size-doesn-t-fit-all
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David Faraoni
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January 31, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452600/patterns-of-paediatric-end-of-life-care-a-chart-review-across-different-care-settings-in-switzerland
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Karin Zimmermann, Eva Cignacco, Sandra Engberg, Anne-Sylvie Ramelet, Nicolas von der Weid, Katri Eskola, Eva Bergstraesser, Marc Ansari, Christoph Aebi, Reta Baer, Maja Beck Popovic, Vera Bernet, Pierluigi Brazzola, Hans Ulrich Bucher, Regula Buder, Sandra Cagnazzo, Barbara Dinten, Anouk Dorsaz, Franz Elmer, Raquel Enriquez, Patricia Fahrni-Nater, Gabi Finkbeiner, Bernhard Frey, Urs Frey, Jeannette Greiner, Ralph-Ingo Hassink, Simone Keller, Oliver Kretschmar, Judith Kroell, Bernard Laubscher, Kurt Leibundgut, Reta Malaer, Andreas Meyer, Christoph Stuessi, Mathias Nelle, Thomas Neuhaus, Felix Niggli, Geneviève Perrenoud, Jean-Pierre Pfammatter, Barbara Plecko, Debora Rupf, Felix Sennhauser, Caroline Stade, Maja Steinlin, Lilian Stoffel, Karin Thomas, Christian Vonarburg, Rodo von Vigier, Bendicht Wagner, Judith Wieland, Birgit Wernz
BACKGROUND: Paediatric end-of-life care is challenging and requires a high level of professional expertise. It is important that healthcare teams have a thorough understanding of paediatric subspecialties and related knowledge of disease-specific aspects of paediatric end-of-life care. The aim of this study was to comprehensively describe, explore and compare current practices in paediatric end-of-life care in four distinct diagnostic groups across healthcare settings including all relevant levels of healthcare providers in Switzerland...
February 16, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452589/does-additional-support-provided-through-e-mail-or-sms-in-a-web-based-social-marketing-program-improve-children-s-food-consumption-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Natalie Rangelov, Sara Della Bella, Pedro Marques-Vidal, L Suzanne Suggs
BACKGROUND: The FAN Social Marketing program was developed to improve dietary and physical activity habits of families with children in Ticino, Switzerland. The aim of this study was to examine if the effects of the program on children's food intake differed by intervention group. METHODS: Effects of the FAN program were tested through a Randomized Controlled Trial. The program lasted 8 weeks, during which participants received tailored communication about nutrition and physical activity...
February 16, 2018: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452451/botulinum-toxin-for-the-treatment-of-cyclic-strabismus-in-children-three-case-reports
#18
Monika Wipf, Corinne Bok-Beaube, Anja Palmowski-Wolfe
Cyclic strabismus is a rare disease of unknown origin. If untreated, it leads to manifest strabismus with the risk of amblyopia in children. Treatment is generally surgical. Here we report on three children in whom cyclic esotropia was successfully treated with one bimedial injection of 5 IU Botox ® . All patients remained orthotropic with good stereo functions at the last follow-ups at 16, 11, and 8 months. Botulinum toxin offered a minimally invasive treatment option in these patients.
February 16, 2018: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452306/boundaries-between-familial-mediterranean-fever-and-juvenile-spondyloarthritis-analysis-of-three-french-retrospective-cohorts
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Bilade Cherqaoui, Linda Rossi-Semerano, Sophie Georgin-Lavialle, Perrine Dusser, Caroline Galeotti, Maryam Piram, Véronique Hentgen, Isabelle Touitou, Isabelle Koné-Paut
OBJECTIVES: Children with Familial Mediterranean fever may suffer from musculoskeletal involvement, somewhat difficult to distinguish from juvenile spondyloarthritis. The association of these two diseases has been scarcely reported in children. Objectives of this work were to define the association of familial Mediterranean fever and juvenile spondyloarthritis in France. METHODS: Three cohorts of children with familial Mediterranean fever, juvenile spondyloarthritis, familial Mediterranean fever related juvenile spondyloarthritis, were retrospectively identified in the French reference center of auto-inflammatory diseases...
February 13, 2018: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452204/antiviral-therapy-in-hepatitis-b-virus-infected-children-with-immune-tolerant-characters-a-pilot-open-lable-randomized-study
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Shishu Zhu, Hongfei Zhang, Yi Dong, Limin Wang, Zhiqiang Xu, Weiwei Liu, Yu Gan, Hongmei Tang, Dawei Chen, Fuchuan Wang, Pan Zhao
BACKGROUND & AIM: Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) in children possesses a serious health problem worldwide. It remains unresolved how children with immune-tolerant chronic hepatitis B should be treated, who were commonly characterized by HBeAg positivity, high viral load, normal or mildly elevated ALT and no or minimal inflammation in liver histology. This trial aims to study the benefits of antiviral therapy in children with these characters. METHODS: This is a pilot open-lable randomized controlled study...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
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