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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773498/special-considerations-for-the-use-of-pathogen-reduced-blood-components-in-pediatric-patients-an-overview
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Raymond P Goodrich, Jerard Segatchian
Pediatric patients requiring transfusion constitute one of the most challenging areas of transfusion practice. Due to the limitations posed by their particular physiological conditions they routinely require specialized component support and more personalised transfusion care than what is routinely utilized in the care of adult patients. Pediatric patients, unlike many adult patients requiring transfusion support, also generally have significant lifespans post-transfusion. This combined with the possibility of long term consequences to adverse events related to transfusion such as infection or change in immunological status drives the need to continue to use improved blood components in the transfusion support of pediatric patients...
May 14, 2018: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771871/trends-in-antiretroviral-therapy-eligibility-and-coverage-among-children-aged-15-years-with-hiv-infection-20-pepfar-supported-sub-saharan-african-countries-2012-2016
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Amanda Burrage, Monita Patel, Kelsey Mirkovic, Eric Dziuban, Wondimu Teferi, Laura Broyles, Emilia Rivadeneira
Rapid disease progression and associated opportunistic infections contribute to high mortality rates among children aged <15 years with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection (1). Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has decreased childhood HIV-associated morbidity and mortality rates over the past decade (2). As accumulating evidence revealed lower HIV-associated mortality with early ART initiation, the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines broadened ART eligibility for children with HIV infection (2)...
May 18, 2018: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759018/accelerating-pediatric-cancer-drug-development-challenges-and-opportunities-for-pediatric-master-protocols
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Tahira Khan, Mark Stewart, Samuel Blackman, Raphaël Rousseau, Martha Donoghue, Kenneth Cohen, Nita Seibel, Mark Fleury, Bouchra Benettaib, Raleigh Malik, Gilles Vassal, Gregory Reaman
Although outcomes for children with cancer have significantly improved over the past 40 years, there has been little progress in the treatment of some pediatric cancers, particularly when advanced. Additionally, clinical trial options and availability are often insufficient. Improved genomic and immunologic understanding of pediatric cancers, combined with innovative clinical trial designs, may provide an enhanced opportunity to study childhood cancers. Master protocols, which incorporate the use of precision medicine approaches, coupled with the ability to quickly assess the safety and effectiveness of new therapies, have the potential to accelerate early-phase clinical testing of novel therapeutics and which may result in more rapid approval of new drugs for children with cancer...
January 1, 2018: Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758291/dr-elliot-f-ellis-initiating-personalized-asthma-management-in-children
#4
Stanley J Szefler
Elliot F. Ellis is indeed a giant in the field of allergy and immunology. From his leadership role in developing a pediatric allergy and immunology fellowship at National Jewish Health and his seminal work in theophylline pharmacokinetics, he trained many excellent clinicians and researchers. He assumed the role of Chair of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Buffalo in 1974 and transformed that training program in pediatrics to a top-rated program in the country along with his own training program in allergy and immunology...
May 11, 2018: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754190/allergic-and-immunologic-perspectives-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Kofi Clarke, Jayakrishna Chintanaboina
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic immune-mediated inflammatory condition primarily involving the gastrointestinal tract. It includes Crohn's disease (CD), ulcerative colitis (UC), and a less common phenotype-indeterminate colitis. It is thought to result from a complex interplay of environmental, microbial, and host factors including genetic factors, although the exact mechanism is not known. Dietary factors have been shown to play a role in the pathogenesis of IBD and can potentially alter the intestinal microbiota as well as disrupt the immune function in the gut...
May 12, 2018: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750317/mycophenolate-mofetil-for-sustained-remission-in-nephrotic-syndrome
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Uwe Querfeld, Lutz T Weber
The clinical application of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) has significantly widened beyond the prophylaxis of acute and chronic rejections in solid organ transplantation. MMF has been recognized as an excellent treatment option in many immunologic glomerulopathies. For children with frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome (FRNS) or steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome (SDNS) experiencing steroid toxicity, MMF has been recommended as a steroid-sparing drug. Uncontrolled studies in patients with FRNS and SDSN have shown that many patients can achieve sustained remission of proteinuria with MMF monotherapy...
May 11, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735030/living-donor-intestinal-transplantation
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REVIEW
Ivo G Tzvetanov, Kiara A Tulla, Giuseppe D'Amico, Enrico Benedetti
Living donor intestinal transplantation (LDIT) has been improved leading to results comparable to those obtained with deceased donors. LDIT should be limited to specific indications and patient selection. The best indication is combined living donor intestinal/liver transplantation in pediatric recipients with intestinal and hepatic failure; the virtual elimination of waiting time may avoid the high mortality experienced by candidates on the deceased waiting list. Potentially, LDIT could be used in highly sensitized recipients to allow the application of de-sensitization protocols...
June 2018: Gastroenterology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729067/pathological-antibody-mediated-rejection-in-pediatric-heart-transplant-recipients-immunologic-risk-factors-hemodynamic-significance-and-outcomes
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Seth A Hollander, David M Peng, Marcos Mills, Gerald J Berry, Marny Fedrigo, Doff B McElhinney, Christopher S Almond, David N Rosenthal
Biopsy-diagnosed pAMR has been observed in over half of pediatric HT recipients within 6 years of transplantation. We report the incidence and outcomes of pAMR at our center. All endomyocardial biopsies for all HT recipients transplanted between 2010 and 2015 were reviewed and classified using contemporary ISHLT guidelines. Graft dysfunction was defined as a qualitative decrement in systolic function by echocardiogram or an increase of ≥3 mm Hg in atrial filling pressure by direct measurement. Among 96 patients, pAMR2 occurred in 7 (7%) over a median follow-up period of 3...
May 4, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727049/multifactorial-analysis-of-opsoclonus-myoclonus-syndrome-etiology-tumor-vs-no-tumor-in-a-cohort-of-356-us-children
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Michael R Pranzatelli, Elizabeth D Tate, Nathan R McGee
BACKGROUND: Pediatric opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome (OMS) presents a paradox of etiopathogenesis: A neuroblastic tumor (NB) is found in only one half of the cases, the others are ascribed to infections or designated as idiopathic. METHOD: From an IRB-approved observational study of 356 US children with OMS, secondary analysis of "etiology" and related factors was performed on a well-characterized cohort. The "Tumor" (n = 173) and "No Tumor" groups (n = 183), as defined radiologically, were compared according to multiple factors considered potentially differentiating...
May 4, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692593/complement-deficiency-in-pediatric-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Parisa Afzali, Anna Isaeian, Peyman Sadeghi, Bobak Moazzami, Nima Parvaneh, Masoumeh Robatjazi, Vahid Ziaee
BACKGROUND: Pediatric-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (pSLE) accounts for about 10%-20% of all patients with SLE. Deficiencies in early complement components of the classical pathway are the strong genetic risk factor for the development of SLE. In this study, clinical and laboratory manifestations of both complement-deficient and normal complement pSLE patients were compared. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To investigate clinical and immunological manifestations of pSLE in Iran, 36 consecutive pSLE patients (onset before 18 years) who were followed up over a period of 2 years, were studied...
April 2018: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689421/immune-system-and-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
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REVIEW
Donatella Marazziti, Federico Mucci, Leonardo F Fontenelle
BACKGROUND: Recently, much attention has been devoted to the possible alterations of the immune system in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Therefore, the aim of this paper was to review the current literature on the relationships between OCD and immune system. METHODS: A PubMed and Google Scholar search was performed with specific keywords. RESULTS: In the childhood, much emphasis has been given to the relationship between group A Streptococcus (GAS) infection and the development of a group of clinical syndromes characterized by neuropsychiatric symptoms known as "pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcus" (PANDAS)...
April 13, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680987/slit-s-prevention-of-the-allergic-march
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REVIEW
Federica Porcaro, Giovanni Corsello, Giovanni Battista Pajno
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The progression of atopic disorders from atopic dermatitis in infants to allergic rhinitis and asthma in children, adolescents, and adults defines the allergy march. Allergen immunotherapy is the only causal treatment altering the immunological mechanism underlying the allergic diseases. The sublingual administration route is more acceptable than the subcutaneous one in pediatric age. RECENT FINDINGS: Several studies show the efficacy and safety profile of sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) for the treatment of respiratory allergy diseases, but few data are available on its effect of primary and secondary prevention of allergic disease...
April 21, 2018: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676072/current-management-of-moderate-to-severe-atopic-dermatitis-a-survey-of-allergists-pediatric-allergists-and-dermatologists-in-korea
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Hye Yung Yum, Hyun Hee Kim, Hyun Jung Kim, Woo Kyung Kim, So Yeon Lee, Kapsok Li, Dong Hun Lee
PURPOSE: There is an unmet need for the treatment of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD), leading to variation in management strategies. To investigate distinct features and treatment modalities according to physicians' specialties, we collected data on the current treatment approach to moderate-to-severe AD among allergists, pediatric allergists and dermatologists in Korea. METHODS: This questionnaire-based study was administered to physicians from the Korean Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology (KAAACI), Korean Academy of Pediatric Allergy and Respiratory Disease (KAPARD), and Korean Atopic Dermatitis Association (KADA)...
May 2018: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675073/digeorge-syndrome-with-sacral-myelomeningocele-and-epilepsy
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Gülsüm Alkan, Melike Keser Emiroglu, Ayse Kartal
DiGeorge syndrome (DGS) is the most common microdeletion syndrome. The phenotype of DGS is highly variable involving facial, velopharyngeal, cardiac, immunologic, endocrinal, and neuropsychiatric abnormalities. Although neural tube defects (NTDs) have not been described as components of DGS in standard pediatric textbooks, there have been a few case reports of DGS with NTDs. Furthermore, in patients with DGS, seizures can occur due to hypocalcemia or cortical dysgenesis. Few cases of epilepsy have been reported with NTDs without a cortical defect...
October 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668078/adherence-and-immune-response-to-revaccination-following-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-at-a-pediatric-onco-hematology-reference-center
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Fernanda Gouveia-Alves, Roseane Gouveia, Valéria C Ginani, Adriana Seber, Danielle A Kuramoto, Gabriel F A Murad, Fernanda G Spina, Antonio S Petrilli, Victor G Zecchin, Celso Granato, Fabianne Carlesse, M Isabel de Moraes-Pinto
BACKGROUND: Revaccination after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is necessary to compensate for the loss of immunological memory. The aims of this study were to evaluate the adherence to revaccination schedule and the humoral immune response to different vaccine antigens in HSCT pediatric and young adult patients. METHODS: Patients submitted to HSCT for over 3 years were recruited. After written informed consent, a questionnaire was filled in, the vaccination card was analyzed, a blood sample was collected and tested by ELISA for diphtheria, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), hepatitis A, hepatitis B, tetanus, measles, rubella and varicella antibodies...
April 18, 2018: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620631/pediatric-hyperimmunoglobulin-e-syndrome-a-case-series-of-4-children-in-china
#16
Huifeng Fan, Li Huang, Diyuan Yang, Yunting Lin, Gen Lu, Yaping Xie, Jialu Yu, Dongwei Zhang
Hyperimmunoglobulin E syndromes (HIES) are rare primary immunodeficiency diseases characterized by markedly elevated serum immunoglobulin (Ig) E, recurrent pneumonia, and chronic eczema. To date, information about pediatric HIES is limited. We aimed to evaluate the spectrum of clinical and immunological features in pediatric patients with HIES in China.We retrospectively reviewed the cases of 4 pediatric patients with HIES followed at the Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center from May 2013 to September 2017...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617835/patient-and-transplant-outcome-in-infants-starting-renal-replacement-therapy-before-2-years-of-age
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Julien Hogan, Justine Bacchetta, Marina Charbit, Gwenaelle Roussey, Robert Novo, Michel Tsimaratos, Joelle Terzic, Tim Ulinski, Arnaud Garnier, Elodie Merieau, Jérôme Harambat, Isabelle Vrillon, Olivier Dunand, Denis Morin, Etienne Berard, Francois Nobili, Cécile Couchoud, Marie-Alice Macher
Background: Despite major technical improvements in the care of children requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT) before 2 years of age, the management of those patients remains challenging and transplantation is generally delayed until the child weighs 10 kg or is 2 years old. In this national cohort study, we studied patient and graft survival in children starting RRT before 2 years of age to help clinicians and parents when deciding on RRT initiation and transplantation management...
March 29, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616378/diagnosis-of-celiac-disease-taking-a-bite-out-of-the-controversy
#18
REVIEW
Justine M Turner
Celiac disease is a common autoimmune disorder of the small intestine, triggered by an immunological response to the gluten present in wheat, barley, and rye in individuals who are genetically at risk. A key to reducing the complications of this disease is early diagnosis, preferably in childhood, and consuming a lifelong gluten-free diet once diagnosis is confirmed. Yet, the diagnosis of celiac disease is often considerably delayed, exposing patients to needless suffering and morbidity. It is also difficult to confirm histologically if dietary gluten has been restricted prior to obtaining a diagnostic biopsy, a significant problem given the current growing popularity of gluten-free diets...
April 3, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615962/acute-hemichorea-can-be-the-only-clinical-manifestation-of-post-varicella-vasculopathy-two-pediatric-clinical-cases
#19
Chiara Davico, Carlotta Canavese, Aba Tocchet, Chiara Brusa, Benedetto Vitiello
Acute hemichorea can occur in the context of infectious, autoimmune, metabolic, toxic, and vascular neuropathologies. Primary infection by varicella zoster virus (VZV) can result in vasculopathy with neurological manifestations, such as hemiparesis, at times accompanied by hemichorea. Isolated hemichorea, however, had not been reported. We here describe two cases of VZV-induced vasculopathy whose sole clinical manifestation was acute hemichorea. Both cases involved young boys of 3 years of age, who presented with acute hemichorea 4-6 months after initial VZV infection...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603375/age-specific-pediatric-reference-ranges-for-immunoglobulins-and-complement-proteins-on-the-optilite-%C3%A2-automated-turbidimetric-analyzer
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Marina Garcia-Prat, Gemma Vila-Pijoan, Susana Martos Gutierrez, Guadalupe Gala Yerga, Esther García Guantes, Mónica Martínez-Gallo, Andrea Martín-Nalda, Pere Soler-Palacín, Manuel Hernández-González
BACKGROUND: Measurement of immunoglobulins and complement proteins are frontline tests used in the assessment of immune system integrity, and reference values can vary with age. Their measurement provides an insight into the function of the innate and adaptive immune systems. METHODS: We generated pediatric reference ranges for IgG, IgA, IgM, IgD, the IgG and IgA subclasses, and C3 and C4 using the Optilite™ turbidimetric analyzer. RESULTS: The concentrations of IgG, IgA, and IgD showed an increase with age, as expected, while IgM remained stable between the age groups...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
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