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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093343/moyamoya-and-inflammation
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Juan C Mejia-Munne, Jason A Ellis, Neil A Feldstein, Philip M Meyers, Edward S Connolly
BACKGROUND: Over fifty years have elapsed since Moyamoya was initially described; however, the disease etiology remains unknown. Although certain genetic loci and immunological characteristics are associated with Moyamoya, this does not fully explain its pathophysiology. An association with inflammatory disease has been postulated but not rigorously explored. We sought to examine the epidemiological association of Moyamoya and inflammatory diseases by analyzing data from a large administrative database...
January 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079790/ecthyma-gangrenosum-a-skin-manifestation-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-sepsis-in-a-previously-healthy-child-a-case-report
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Stephanie Biscaye, Diane Demonchy, Mickael Afanetti, Audrey Dupont, Herve Haas, Antoine Tran
RATIONALE: Ecthyma gangrenosum (Eg) is a necrotic lesion that is mostly seen in immunocompromised patients. It reflects a severe sepsis, possibly caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa). PATIENT CONCERNS: A healthy 3-year-old girl admitted to the Pediatric Emergency Department presented a sepsis-associated purpura with neurological and respiratory distress. INTERVENTIONS: An empiric antibiotherapy (anti-meningococcal) was prescribed. DIAGNOSES: Forty-eight hours after admission, blood and wound cultures were positive for Pa...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072955/-clinical-analysis-of-12-patients-with-pediatric-antiphospholipid-syndrome-with-pulmonary-embolism
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J R Ma, H M Song, J Xiao, X Y Tang, Y Y He, M Wei
Objective: To identify the clinical and immunological characteristics of pediatric antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) patients with pulmonary embolism. Method: Among 47 pediatric APS patients from Peking Union Medical College Hospital during the year of 2000 to 2015, 12 patients were diagnosed of pulmonary embolism, who were investigated and compared with APS patients without pulmonary embolism. Result: Twelve patients (among whom 6 cases were primary and the other 6 were secondary APS)had pulmonary embolism and all of them were non-shock type, which was the first presenting manifestation in 6 of them...
January 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045551/use-of-a-low-literacy-written-action-plan-to-improve-parent-understanding-of-pediatric-asthma-management-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Hsiang Shonna Yin, Ruchi Gupta, Alan L Mendelsohn, Benard P Dreyer, Linda van Schaick, Christina R Brown, Karen Encalada, Dayana Sanchez, Christopher Warren, Suzy Tomopoulos
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether parents who use a low literacy, pictogram- and photograph-based written asthma action plan have a better understanding of child asthma management compared to parents using a standard plan. METHODS: Randomized controlled study in 2 urban pediatric outpatient clinics. INCLUSION CRITERIA: English/Spanish-speaking parents of 2-12 year old asthmatic children. Parents were randomized to receive a low literacy or standard asthma action plan (American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology) for a hypothetical patient on controller and rescue medications...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025241/clinical-tools-to-assess-asthma-control-in-children
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Chitra Dinakar, Bradley E Chipps
Asthma affects an estimated 7 million children and causes significant health care and disease burden. The most recent iteration of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute asthma guidelines, the Expert Panel Report 3, emphasizes the assessment and monitoring of asthma control in the management of asthma. Asthma control refers to the degree to which the manifestations of asthma are minimized by therapeutic interventions and the goals of therapy are met. Although assessment of asthma severity is used to guide initiation of therapy, monitoring of asthma control helps determine whether therapy should be maintained or adjusted...
January 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007665/cd25-blockade-delays-regulatory-t-cell-reconstitution-and-does-not-prevent-graft-versus-host-disease-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
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Frederick L Locke, Joseph Pidala, Barry Storer, Paul J Martin, Michael A Pulsipher, Thomas R Chauncey, Niels Jacobsen, Nicolaus Kröger, Irwin Walker, Susan Light, Bronwen E Shaw, Francisca Beato, Ginna G Laport, Auayporn Nademanee, Armand Keating, Gerard Socie, Claudio Anasetti
Daclizumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody, binds CD25 and blocks formation of the IL-2 receptor on T cells. A study of daclizumab as acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis after unrelated bone marrow transplantation was conducted before the importance of CD25(+)FOXP3(+) regulatory T cells (Tregs) was recognized. Tregs can abrogate the onset of GVHD. The relation between Tregs and a graft-versus-malignancy effect is not fully understood. An international, multicenter, double-blind clinical trial randomized 210 adult or pediatric patients to receive 5 weekly doses of daclizumab at 0...
December 19, 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002520/clinical-immunological-and-pathological-profile-of-infants-suffering-from-cow-s-milk-protein-allergy
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Elena Tătăranu, Smaranda Diaconescu, Camelia Geanina Ivănescu, Ioan Sârbu, Maria Stamatin
Cow's milk protein allergy (CMPA) is the most frequently encountered form of food allergy in pediatric patients and occurs secondary to cow's milk proteins (CMP) ingestion. The aim of this study is to define the profile of children suffering from CMPA and to describe the associated pathological findings. The authors performed a retrospective case-control study on 160 infants that presented with CMPA symptoms at "Sf. Maria" Emergency Clinical Hospital for Children, Iassy, Romania, between January 2013 and January 2015...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999733/know-your-neighbors-different-tumor-microenvironments-have-implications-in-immunotherapeutic-targeting-strategies-across-mb-subgroups
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Christina D Pham, Duane A Mitchell
Medulloblastoma (MB) is the most common pediatric brain tumor with few reports of successful immunologic targeting. We have recently demonstrated the immune tumor microenvironment as well as response to immune checkpoint blockade differ across subtypes of murine MB.
2016: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994096/paediatric-rheumatology-clinic-population-in-southeast-asia-are-we-different
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Thaschawee Arkachaisri, Swee-Ping Tang, Tassalapa Daengsuwan, Gun Phongsamart, Soamarat Vilaiyuk, Sirirat Charuvanij, Sook Fun Hoh, Justin Hung Tiong Tan, Lena Das, Elizabeth Ang, Wendy Lim, Yiong Huak Chan, Christine B Bernal
OBJECTIVES: To examine the descriptive epidemiology of the patient population referred to paediatric rheumatology centres (PRCs) in Southeast Asia (SEA) and to compare the frequency of conditions encountered with other PRC populations. METHODS: A web-based Registry for Childhood Onset Paediatric Rheumatic Diseases was established in 2009 and seven PRCs in four SEA countries, where paediatric rheumatologists are available, participated in a prospective 24 month data collection (43 months for Singapore)...
December 19, 2016: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992677/mortality-and-clinical-outcomes-in-children-treated-with-antiretroviral-therapy-in-four-african-vertical-programs-during-the-first-decade-of-paediatric-hiv-care-2001-2010
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Jihane Ben-Farhat, Birgit Schramm, Nathalie Nicolay, Stephen Wanjala, Elisabeth Szumilin, Suna Balkan, Mar Pujades-Rodríguez
OBJECTIVE: To assess mortality and clinical outcomes in children treated with antiretroviral therapy in four African vertical programs between 2001 and 2010. METHODS: Cohort analysis of data from HIV-infected children (<15 years old) initiating ART in 4 sub-Saharan HIV programs in Kenya, Uganda and Malawi, between December 2001 and December 2010. Rates of mortality, program attrition and first-line clinico-immunological failure were calculated by age group (<2, 2-4 and 5-14 years), 1 or 2 years after ART initiation and risk factors were examined...
December 19, 2016: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968932/photodermatoses-kids-are-not-just-little-people
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Fludiona Naka, Tor A Shwayder, Frank A Santoro
Photodermatoses are a group of skin disorders caused by abnormal reaction to ultraviolet radiation. Photodermatoses are divided into four groups: (1) immunologically mediated photodermatoses; (2) chemical- and drug-induced photodermatoses; (3) photoaggravated dermatoses; and (4) hereditary photodermatoses. This contribution discusses differences in the approach and diagnosis of pediatric and adult patients with suspected photodermatoses, focusing on immunologically mediated photodermatoses and chemical- and drug-induced photodermatoses...
November 2016: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960128/effect-of-donor-stat4-polymorphism-rs7574865-on-clinical-outcomes-of-pediatric-acute-leukemia-patients-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant
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Cheng Mun Wun, Zhe Piao, Kyung Taek Hong, Jung Yoon Choi, Che Ry Hong, June Dong Park, Kyung Duk Park, Hee Young Shin, Hyoung Jin Kang
STAT4 polymorphism, rs7574865 is linked to various autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis. Its T minor allele is associated with higher STAT4 mRNA and protein expression, indicating a stronger skewed immune response than the norm. Although widely studied in autoimmune disease patients and the general population, its effect on immunocompromised subjects is still unknown. Especially in situations, i.e. post-hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (post-HSCT), where control of the immune response is crucial...
February 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942918/immunological-low-dose-radiation-modulates-the-pediatric-medulloblastoma-antigens-and-enhances-antibody-dependent-cellular-cytotoxicity
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Arabinda Das, Daniel McDonald, Stephen Lowe, Amy-Lee Bredlau, Kenneth Vanek, Sunil J Patel, Samuel Cheshier, Ramin Eskandari
BACKGROUND: Immunotherapy can be an effective treatment for pediatric medulloblastoma (MB) patients. However, major subpopulations do not respond to immunotherapy, due to the lack of antigenic mutations or the immune-evasive properties of MB cells. Clinical observations suggest that radiation therapy (RT) may expand the therapeutic reach of immunotherapy. The aim of the present investigation is to study the effect of low-dose X-ray radiation (LDXR, 1 Gy) on the functional immunological responses of MB cells (DAOY, D283, and D341)...
December 9, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940791/indoor-environmental-control-practices-and-asthma-management
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Elizabeth C Matsui, Stuart L Abramson, Megan T Sandel
Indoor environmental exposures, particularly allergens and pollutants, are major contributors to asthma morbidity in children; environmental control practices aimed at reducing these exposures are an integral component of asthma management. Some individually tailored environmental control practices that have been shown to reduce asthma symptoms and exacerbations are similar in efficacy and cost to controller medications. As a part of developing tailored strategies regarding environmental control measures, an environmental history can be obtained to evaluate the key indoor environmental exposures that are known to trigger asthma symptoms and exacerbations, including both indoor pollutants and allergens...
November 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940460/minimal-change-disease
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Marina Vivarelli, Laura Massella, Barbara Ruggiero, Francesco Emma
Minimal change disease (MCD) is a major cause of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (NS), characterized by intense proteinuria leading to edema and intravascular volume depletion. In adults, it accounts for approximately 15% of patients with idiopathic NS, reaching a much higher percentage at younger ages, up to 70%-90% in children >1 year of age. In the pediatric setting, a renal biopsy is usually not performed if presentation is typical and the patient responds to therapy with oral prednisone at conventional doses...
December 9, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932116/surgical-complications-in-en-bloc-renal-transplantation
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M A Moreno de la Higuera Díaz, N Calvo Romero, I Pérez-Flores, M Calvo Arévalo, B Rodríguez Cubillo, A Shabaka, V López de la Manzanara, Á Gómez Vegas, J Blázquez Izquierdo, A I Sánchez-Fructuoso
En bloc pediatric transplantation (EBPT) began with the aim of increasing the donor pool due to the existing high demand for donors. At its inception, it was considered a type of suboptimal transplantation due to its association with a high incidence of vascular, urologic, and immunologic complications. The main objective of this study was to update information on EBPT with the largest case series that exists on a worldwide scale. In a retrospective study, the results obtained from brain-dead donors (BDDs; n = 770) were compared to those of EBPT (n = 100) from January 1990 to December 2012...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923646/role-of-the-allergist-immunologist-and-upper-airway-allergy-in-sleep-disordered-breathing
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Dennis Shusterman, Fuad M Baroody, Timothy Craig, Samuel Friedlander, Talal Nsouli, Bernard Silverman
BACKGROUND: Sleep-disordered breathing in general and obstructive sleep apnea in particular are commonly encountered conditions in allergy practice. Physiologically, nasal (or nasopharyngeal) obstruction from rhinitis, nasal polyposis, or adenotonsillar hypertrophy are credible contributors to snoring and nocturnal respiratory obstructive events. Nevertheless, existing practice parameters largely relegate the role of the allergist to adjunctive treatment in cases of continuous positive airway pressure intolerance...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910751/recent-advances-in-pharmacotherapeutic-paradigm-of-mild-to-recalcitrant-atopic-dermatitis
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Zahid Hussain, Shariza Sahudin, Hnin Ei Thu, Ahmad Nazrun Shuid, Syed Nasir Abbas Bukhari, Endang Kumolosasi
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common, chronic skin inflammatory disorder characterized by perivascular infiltration of immunoglobulin E (IgE), T lymphocytes, and mast cells. The key factors responsible for the pathophysiology of this disease are immunological disorders and defects in epidermal barrier properties. Pruritus, intense itching, psychological stress, deprived physical and mental performance, and sleep disturbance are the hallmark features of this dermatological disorder. Preventive interventions such as educational programs, avoidance of allergens, and exclusive care toward the skin could play a partial role in suppressing the symptoms...
2016: Critical Reviews in Therapeutic Drug Carrier Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895813/cow-s-milk-allergy-towards-an-update-of-dracma-guidelines
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Alessandro Fiocchi, Lamia Dahda, Christophe Dupont, Cristina Campoy, Vincenzo Fierro, Antonio Nieto
BACKGROUND: In 2010, the diagnosis and treatment of IgE-mediated CMA were systematized in a GRADE guideline. OBJECTIVES & METHODS: After 6 years, the state of the knowledge in diagnosis and treatment of CMA has largely evolved. We summarize here the main advances, and exemplify indicating some specific points: studies aimed at better knowledge of the effects of breastfeeding and the production of new special formulae intended for the treatment of CMA. The literature (PubMed/MEDLINE) was searched using the following algorithms: (1) [milk allergy] AND diagnosis; (2) [milk allergy] AND [formul*] OR [breast*], setting the search engine [6-years] time and [human] limits...
2016: World Allergy Organization Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865861/midpregnancy-and-cord-blood-immunologic-biomarkers-hla-genotype-and-pediatric-celiac-disease
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Karl Mårild, Maria Vistnes, German Tapia, Øivind Midttun, Per M Ueland, Marte K Viken, Per Magnus, Jens P Berg, Lars C Stene, Ketil Størdal
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November 16, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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