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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346786/changing-trends-in-brain-imaging-technique-for-pediatric-patients-with-ventriculoperitoneal-shunts
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Margaret J Trost, Nathan Robison, Dean Coffey, Mary Rose Mamey, R Aaron Robison
BACKGROUND: Children with ventriculoperitoneal shunts (VPS) undergoing brain computed tomography (CT) for shunt malfunction evaluation are at risk for later malignancy due to radiation exposure. We aimed to determine if and how hospitals have adopted radiation-avoiding magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS) database. Children with VPS presenting to acute wards at 31 PHIS hospitals between January 1, 2007 and January 2, 2015 and receiving noncontrast neuroimaging on day of service 0/1 were included...
January 19, 2018: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346236/a-teenager-with-acute-anterograde-amnesia
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Jennifer A Hoffmann, Michael P Goldman, Richard G Bachur
Isolated amnesia is an uncommon presenting complaint in the pediatric age group. We report the case of an 18-year-old woman who presented with the acute onset of memory difficulty and an otherwise normal neurologic examination. Brain magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated inflammation in the bilateral temporal lobes. Serum and cerebrospinal fluid testing ultimately revealed a diagnosis of autoimmune encephalitis. Although rare, the acute onset of isolated amnesia deserves a prompt, comprehensive evaluation...
January 16, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346230/chronic-hematoma-of-the-neck
#3
Kristen H Angster, Victor Da Costa
Chronic hematomas are defined as hematomas with slow, progressive growth over many weeks. They are an extremely rare cause of acute neck swelling in the pediatric population. They consist of an organized central mass of blood with granulation tissue and fibrotic changes peripherally. The presence of a capsule prevents resorption but allows for intracapsular bleeding with subsequent expansion. We describe a case of a 6-year-old girl who presented to the emergency department with a spontaneously occurring left neck mass in the supraclavicular region...
January 16, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343557/dicer1-and-associated-conditions-%C3%A2-identification-of-at-risk-individuals-and-recommended-surveillance-strategies
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Kris Ann P Schultz, Gretchen M Williams, Junne Kamihara, Douglas R Stewart, Anne K Harris, Andrew J Bauer, Joyce Turner, Rachana Shah, Katherine Schneider, Kami Wolfe Schneider, Ann Garrity Carr, Laura A Harney, Shari Baldinger, A Lindsay Frazier, Daniel Orbach, Dominik T Schneider, David Malkin, Louis P Dehner, Yoav H Messinger, Ashley Hill
Pathogenic germline DICER1 variants cause a hereditary cancer predisposition syndrome with a variety of manifestations. In addition to conferring increased cancer risks for pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB) and ovarian sex cord-stromal tumors, particularly Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor, individuals with pathogenic germline DICER1 variants may also develop lung cysts, cystic nephroma, renal sarcoma and Wilms tumor, nodular hyperplasia of the thyroid, nasal chondromesenchymal hamartoma, ciliary body medulloepithelioma, genitourinary embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma and brain tumors including pineoblastoma and pituitary blastoma...
January 17, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343257/pigmented-villonodular-synovitis-in-pediatric-population-review-of-literature-and-a-case-report
#5
Mohsen Karami, Mehryar Soleimani, Reza Shiari
BACKGROUND: Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is a rare proliferative process in children that mostly affects the knee joint. CASE PRESENTATION: The study follows the case of a 3-year-old boy presenting recurrent patellar dislocation and PVNS. Due to symptoms such as chronic arthritis, he had been taking prednisolone and methotrexate for 6 months before receiving a definitive diagnosis. After a period of showing no improvements from his treatment, he was referred to our center and was diagnosed with local PVNS using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
January 17, 2018: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342907/an-uncommon-case-of-pediatric-esthesioneuroblastoma-presenting-as-siadh-18f-fdg-pet-ct-in-staging-and-post-therapeutic-assessment
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Marie Øbro Fosbøl, Anders Bilde, Jeppe Friborg, Eric von Benzon, Andreas Kjær, Christian von Buchwald, Lise Borgwardt
Esthesioneuroblastoma (ENB) is an uncommon neuroendocrine tumor originating from the olfactory neuroepithelium and accounts for 3-6% of all intranasal tumors [¹]. ENBs can be locally aggressive and cause invasion and destruction of surrounding structures. Histological grading and clinical stage at presentation are highly predictive of survival and especially presence of lymph node and distant metastases are determining prognostic factors [²,³,⁴,⁵]. Thus, reliable imaging is essential in these patients...
January 14, 2018: Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340936/application-of-color-transformation-techniques-in-pediatric-spinal-cord-mr-images-typically-developing-and-spinal-cord-injury-population
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Mahdi Alizadeh, Pallav Shah, Chris J Conklin, Devon M Middleton, Sona Saksena, Adam E Flanders, Laura Krisa, M J Mulcahey, Scott H Faro, Feroze B Mohamed
The purpose of this study was to evaluate an improved and reliable visualization method for pediatric spinal cord MR images in healthy subjects and patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). A total of 15 pediatric volunteers (10 healthy subjects and 5 subjects with cervical SCI) with a mean age of 11.41 years (range 8-16 years) were recruited and scanned using a 3.0T Siemens Verio MR scanner. T2-weighted axial images were acquired covering entire cervical spinal cord level C1 to C7. These gray-scale images were then converted to color images by using five different techniques including hue-saturation-value (HSV), rainbow, red-green-blue (RGB), and two enhanced RGB techniques using automated contrast stretching and intensity inhomogeneity correction...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339139/improved-coronary-magnetic-resonance-angiography-using-gadobenate-dimeglumine-in-pediatric-congenital-heart-disease
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Miguel Silva Vieira, Markus Henningsson, Nathalie Dedieu, Vassilios S Vassiliou, Aaron Bell, Sujeev Mathur, Kuberan Pushparajah, Carlos Alberto Figueroa, Tarique Hussain, René Botnar, Gerald F Greil
BACKGROUND: CMRA in pediatrics remains challenging due to the smaller vessel size, high heart rates (HR), potential image degradation caused by limited patient cooperation and long acquisition times. High-relaxivity contrast agents have been shown to improve coronary imaging in adults, but limited data is available in children. We sought to investigate whether gadobenate dimeglumine (Gd-BOPTA) together with self-navigated inversion-prepared coronary magnetic resonance angiography (CMRA) sequence design improves coronary image quality in pediatric patients...
January 12, 2018: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338905/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-a-rare-childhood-case-with-unconsciousness
#9
Akira Komori, Daisuke Mizu, Koichi Ariyoshi
BACKGROUND: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a condition characterized by seizures, altered consciousness, visual disturbances, and headache. Characteristic findings on neuroimaging include cerebral edema, typically involving the parieto-occipital white matter. PRES has been associated with hypertension, autoimmune disease, and Henoch-Schölein purpura (HSP), but few cases have been reported, and fewer cases of PRES have been reported in children. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 4-year-old girl who presented with blindness and semi-consciousness...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337004/quantitative-sensory-testing-profiles-in-children-adolescents-and-young-adults-6-20-years-with-cerebral-palsy-hints-for-a-neuropathic-genesis-of-pain-syndromes
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M Blankenburg, J Junker, G Hirschfeld, E Michel, F Aksu, J Wager, B Zernikow
INTRODUCTION: Many patients with cerebral palsy (CP) suffer chronic pain as one of the most limiting factors in their quality of life. In CP patients, pain mechanisms are not well understood, and pain therapy remains a challenge. Quantitative sensory testing (QST) might provide unique information about the functional status of the somatosensory system and therefore better guide pain treatment. OBJECTIVES: To understand better the underlying pain mechanisms in pediatric CP patients, we aimed to assess clinical and pain parameters, as well as QST profiles, which were matched to the patients' cerebral imaging pathology...
December 30, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335626/using-liver-elastography-to-diagnose-sinusoidal-obstruction-syndrome-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-hematopoetic-stem-cell-transplant
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Naresh Reddivalla, Amie L Robinson, Kimberly J Reid, Mohamed A Radhi, Jignesh Dalal, Erin K Opfer, Sherwin S Chan
Sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS) is a potentially fatal complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Traditional ultrasound (US) has poor sensitivity and specificity. US shear wave elastography (SWE) is a newer technology that measures liver stiffness. This is a single-institution, prospective cohort study evaluating SWE in patients younger than 21 years who received HSCT from December 2015 through June 2017. SOS was defined using the modified Seattle criteria. Subjects had US with SWE at three scheduled time points...
January 15, 2018: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334446/pediatric-community-acquired-pneumonia
#12
Stephanie Posten, Jennifer Reed
Pediatric community acquired pneumonia (CAP) is frequently encountered by medical providers and is one of the most common reasons for hospital admission. CAP is known to cause significant morbidity and mortality, causing greater than 2 million deaths annually worldwide in children younger than five years old. The Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) released guidelines in 2011 with recommendations regarding appropriate diagnosis and management of community acquired pneumonia for children greater than 3 months age, with the goal of assisting providers in clinical decision making...
December 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334158/growth-of-liver-allografts-over-time-in-pediatric-transplant-recipients
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S G Chaudhry, S Bentley-Hibbert, J Stern, S Lobritto, M Martinez, J Vittorio, K J Halazun, H T Lee, J Emond, T Kato, B Samstein, A Griesemer
The liver's capacity to grow in response to metabolic need is well known. However, long-term growth of liver allografts in pediatric recipients has not been characterized. A retrospective review of pediatric recipients at a single institution identified patients who had cross-sectional imaging at 1, 5, and 10 years post-transplant. Using volumetric calculations, liver allograft size was calculated and percent SLV were compared across the different time points; 18 patients ranging from 0.3 to 17.7 years old were identified that had imaging at 2 or more time points...
January 15, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333840/-giant-retroperitoneal-lipoblastoma-case-report
#14
Nicolás I Rosière, Alejandra G Falcioni, Daniel Navacchia, Daniel Giambini
Lipoblastoma is part of tumors derived from adipose tissue. It is a benign neoplasm that can be localized or diffuse, affecting children in early childhood and usually located in the trunk and extremities. These tumors are uncommon in the pediatric age, but when one of them is present, it is a challenge that we must resolve quickly due to the risk of malignancy that involves other similar neoplastic lesions. The preoperative diagnosis is difficult, because the imaging methods do not provide specific information that allows us to differentiate them from other tumors, such as liposarcomas...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333786/the-added-value-of-the-lateral-chest-radiograph-for-diagnosing-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department
#15
Michalle Soudack, Semion Plotkin, Aviva Ben-Shlush, Lisa Raviv-Zilka, Jeffrey M Jacobson, Michael Benacon, Arie Augarten
BACKGROUND: Opinions differ as to the need of a lateral radiograph for diagnosing community acquired pneumonia in children referred to the emergency department. A lateral radiograph increases the ionizing radiation burden but at the same time may improve specificity and sensitivity in this population. OBJECTIVES: To determine the value of the frontal and lateral chest radiographs compared to frontal view stand-alone images for the management of children with suspected community acquired pneumonia seen in a pediatric emergency department...
January 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333468/extraosseous-accumulation-of-technetium-99m-methyl-diphosphonate-99mtc-mdp-in-a-child-with-all-a-case-report
#16
Farnaz Banezhad, Narjess Ayati, Farrokh Seilanian Toosi, Samine Boloursaz, S Rasoul Zakavi
Extraosseous accumulation of technetium-99m-methyl diphosphonate (99mTc-MDP) on bone scan is not common. This phenomenon is often attributed to abnormality of calcium metabolism and has been reported in a variety of conditions including metabolic diseases and malignancies. A five years old boy is presented here, who was admitted to the pediatric emergency suffering from fatigue, respiratory symptoms, weight loss, intermittent fevers, anorexia, nausea and vomiting, edema of legs and abdominal distension for one month...
2018: Asia Oceania Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332200/simultaneous-multi-slice-accelerated-turbo-spin-echo-of-the-knee-in-pediatric-patients
#17
Sebastien Benali, Patrick R Johnston, Ali Gholipour, Monet E Dugan, Keith Heberlein, Himanshu Bhat, Sarah D Bixby
PURPOSE: To compare knee MRI performed with the integrated parallel acquisition technique (PAT) and simultaneous multislice (SMS) turbo spin echo (TSE) T2-weighted (T2w) sequences with conventional TSE sequences in pediatric patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective IRB-approved study. Seventy-four subjects (26 male, 48 female, mean age 15.3 years, range 8-20) underwent 3-T MRI of the knee with a T2w TSE pulse sequence prototype with four-fold PAT and SMS acceleration as well as the standard PAT-only accelerated sequences...
January 13, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329905/consensus-recommendations-for-evaluation-interpretation-and%C3%A2-utilization-of-computed-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-enterography-in-patients-with-small-bowel-crohn-s%C3%A2-disease
#18
David H Bruining, Ellen M Zimmermann, Edward V Loftus, William J Sandborn, Cary G Sauer, Scott A Strong
Computed tomography and magnetic resonance enterography have become routine small bowel imaging tests to evaluate patients with established or suspected Crohn's disease, but the interpretation and use of these imaging modalities can vary widely. A shared understanding of imaging findings, nomenclature, and utilization will improve the utility of these imaging techniques to guide treatment options, as well as assess for treatment response and complications. Representatives from the Society of Abdominal Radiology Crohn's Disease-Focused Panel, the Society of Pediatric Radiology, the American Gastroenterological Association, and other experts, systematically evaluated evidence for imaging findings associated with small bowel Crohn's disease enteric inflammation and established recommendations for the evaluation, interpretation, and use of computed tomography and magnetic resonance enterography in small bowel Crohn's disease...
December 30, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329768/management-of-pediatric-ovarian-torsion-evidence-of-follicular-development-after-ovarian-preservation
#19
Sarah K Walker, Dave R Lal, Kevin P Boyd, Thomas T Sato
PURPOSE: This study reviews contemporary management and follow-up of pediatric ovarian torsion. METHODS: This is a retrospective series of patients from birth to 19 years undergoing operative management of ovarian torsion from 2012 to 2016. RESULTS: We studied 43 girls who underwent 51 operations for ovarian torsion. The median age was 8.3 years. Ultrasound was utilized for diagnosis in 24/29 patients (83%) evaluated in a children's hospital...
January 9, 2018: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327107/imaging-of-pediatric-neurovascular-emergencies
#20
Yang Tang, William C Goodman, Michael D Maldonado, Xinli Du
Pediatric strokes are rare but critical diagnoses to make in the emergency setting. They are associated with a set of pathologies that are not frequently encountered in the adult population. Some of these diseases have variable clinical presentations and imaging appearance depending on the age of onset and severity of the underlying pathologies. This article reviews the differential diagnoses and noninvasive imaging evaluation of pediatric cerebral ischemic and hemorrhagic diseases.
January 11, 2018: Emergency Radiology
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