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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053750/middle-aged-individuals-with-thalidomide-embryopathy-have-undergone-few-surgical-limb-procedures-and-demonstrate-a-high-degree-of-physical-independence
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Shadi A Ghassemi Jahani, Aina Danielsson, Jon Karlsson, Helena Brisby
BACKGROUND: Thalidomide is known to have induced thalidomide embryopathy (TE) in more than 10,000 live-born children worldwide between 1957-1962. AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the need for orthopaedic surgery and limb orthosis in relation to function and physical independence in middle-aged individuals with TE. METHODS: 13 women/18 men with a mean age of 45.8 (SD 1.1) years were included. Information about limb surgery, the use of orthotic devices, jobs, accommodation, disability adjustments and personal assistants was collected...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053659/impact-of-temporomandibular-disorders-on-the-stomatognathic-system-in-children
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K-V Díaz-Serrano, T-M Dias, P Vasconcelos, L-G Sousa, S Siéssere, S Regalo, M Palinkas
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the EMG activity and thickness of right masseter (RM), left masseter (LM), right temporal (RT) and left temporal (LT) muscles and bite force in children with temporomandibular disorders (TMD). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty five children (mean age 8.8 years; 22 boys and 23 girls) were examined on the basis of the RDC/TMD and the Faces Pain Scale-Revised (FPS-R) was used to determine the level of severity of the signs and symptoms of TMD, resulting in four groups: GI - without TMD (n=10); GII - with mild TMD (n=18), GIII: with moderate TMD (n=12) and GIV: with severe TMD (n=5)...
October 20, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053612/in-search-of-consistent-predictors-of-children-s-physical-activity
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Keren Best, Kylie Ball, Dorota Zarnowiecki, Rebecca Stanley, James Dollman
Physical activity is pivotal for children's health and well-being, yet participation declines across teenage years. Efforts to increase physical activity need to be strengthened to combat this, however, evidence for the design and planning of physical activity promotion in children is lacking. The aim was to identify predictors of physical activity that were relatively consistent across three different measures of physical activity, in pre- and early adolescent South Australians. This is the first study to compare correlates of physical activity across three measures of physical activity in a single sample, in this age group...
October 20, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053577/electrographic-changes-accompanying-recurrent-seizures-under-ketogenic-diet-treatment
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Chiara Lucchi, Maddalena Marchiò, Elisa Caramaschi, Carmela Giordano, Rocco Giordano, Azzurra Guerra, Giuseppe Biagini
The ketogenic diet (KD) is increasingly used to treat epilepsy refractory to antiepileptic drugs and other neurological disorders. In animal models, the KD was found to increase the threshold to seizures induced by different convulsive stimulations. However, in models in which suprathreshold stimuli were used, a paradoxical seizure worsening was consistently observed in KD-fed animals. To better define this phenomenon, we characterized the electrographic response to seizures induced in mice which were treated with the KD, and then corneally stimulated at 6-Hz in four different sessions...
October 20, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053497/the-community-orthopaedic-surgeon-taking-trauma-call-pediatric-phalangeal-fracture-pearls-and-pitfalls
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Joshua M Abzug, Charles T Mehlman
Pediatric phalangeal fractures are extremely common, especially among toddlers and older children/adolescents involved in sporting activities. The physical examination must include an assessment for deviation and malrotation. In addition, concomitant injuries must be assessed for such as tendon and/or neurovascular injuries. Plain radiographs are typically sufficient to make the diagnosis and determine the treatment. The majority of pediatric and adolescent phalangeal fractures can be treated with immobilization...
November 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053375/the-structure-of-challenging-parenting-behavior-and-associations-with-anxiety-in-dutch-and-australian-children
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Mirjana Majdandžić, Rebecca S Lazarus, Frans J Oort, Cathy van der Sluis, Helen F Dodd, Talia M Morris, Wieke de Vente, Yulisha Byrow, Jennifer L Hudson, Susan M Bögels
Challenging parenting behavior (CPB), a novel construct involving active physical and verbal behaviors that encourage children to push their limits, has been identified as a potential buffer against child anxiety. This study aimed to (a) evaluate the measurement invariance of the Challenging Parenting Behavior Questionnaire (CPBQ4-6) across Dutch and Australian mothers and fathers of preschoolers, (b) examine differences in levels of CPB across mothers and fathers and across countries, and (c) examine whether parents' CPB predicts less child anxiety symptoms and disorders...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052838/research-review-early-intervention-for-infants-and-young-children-with-or-at-risk-of-autism-spectrum-disorder-a-systematic-review
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Lorna French, Eilis M M Kennedy
BACKGROUND: There has been increased interest in early screening and intervention for young children with, or at risk of, autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This has generated a debate about the potential harms versus benefits of early identification and treatment. This review aims to identify the evidence base for early intervention in ASD. METHODS: A systematic review searching for randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of interventions for children up to 6 years of age with, or at risk of, ASD was undertaken...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052781/absolute-lymphocyte-counts-at-end-of-induction-correlate-with-distinct-immune-cell-compartments-in-pediatric-b-cell-precursor-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Nina Rolf, Kinga K Smolen, Amina Kariminia, Adam Velenosi, Mario Fidanza, Caron Strahlendorf, Alix E Seif, Gregor S D Reid
Several retrospective studies in children with B cell precursor (BCP) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) provided clinical evidence that higher absolute lymphocyte counts (ALC) early into treatment significantly correlated with improved relapse-free and overall survival. It still remains unknown, however, whether the predictive role of higher ALCs reflects general bone marrow recovery or a more specific attribute of immune function. To investigate this question, we implemented a prospective observational cohort study in 20 children with BCP ALL on day 29 (D29) of induction chemotherapy and immunophenotyped their lymphoid (T, B and natural killer cells) and myeloid (neutrophils, monocytes, dendritic cells) compartments...
October 20, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052734/diagnostic-performance-of-magnetic-resonance-enterography-for-detection-of-active-inflammation-in-children-and-adolescents-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-systematic-review-and-diagnostic-meta-analysis
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Hee Mang Yoon, Chong Hyun Suh, Jeong Rye Kim, Jin Seong Lee, Ah Young Jung, Kyung Mo Kim, Young Ah Cho
Importance: Magnetic resonance (MR) enterography has the advantage over other techniques of being noninvasive, lacking ionizing radiation, and demonstrating excellent soft-tissue contrast to evaluate pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Objective: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of MR enterography for detection of active inflammation in children and adolescents with known or suspected IBD. Data Sources: A search of MEDLINE and EMBASE up to January 2, 2017, was performed to identify studies...
October 9, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052307/instrumental-learning-and-cognitive-flexibility-processes-are-impaired-in-children-exposed-to-early-life-stress
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Madeline B Harms, Katherine E Shannon Bowen, Jamie L Hanson, Seth D Pollak
Children who experience severe early life stress show persistent deficits in many aspects of cognitive and social adaptation. Early stress might be associated with these broad changes in functioning because it impairs general learning mechanisms. To explore this possibility, we examined whether individuals who experienced abusive caregiving in childhood had difficulties with instrumental learning and/or cognitive flexibility as adolescents. Fifty-three 14-17-year-old adolescents (31 exposed to high levels of childhood stress, 22 control) completed an fMRI task that required them to first learn associations in the environment and then update those pairings...
October 19, 2017: Developmental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052059/rotavirus-a-strains-obtained-from-children-with-acute-gastroenteritis-in-mozambique-2012-2013-g-and-p-genotypes-and-phylogenetic-analysis-of-vp7-and-partial-vp4-genes
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Eva Dora João, Amy Strydom, Hester G O'Neill, Assa Cuamba, Marta Cassocera, Sozinho Acácio, Inácio Mandomando, Lithabiso Motanyane, Nicola Page, Nilsa de Deus
In Mozambique rotavirus (RV) was shown to be the greatest cause of acute diarrhoea in infants from 0 to 11 months, and in 2015, national rotavirus vaccination was introduced. As with other developing countries, there is very limited active strain characterisation. Rotavirus positive clinical specimens, collected between 2012 and 2013, have now provided information on the genotypes circulating in southern Mozambique prior to vaccine introduction. Genotypes G2 (32.4%), G12 (28.0%), P[4] (41.4%) and P[6] (22...
October 20, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051506/an-integrated-eeg-and-eye-tracking-approach-for-the-study-of-responding-and-initiating-joint-attention-in-autism-spectrum-disorders
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Lucia Billeci, Antonio Narzisi, Alessandro Tonacci, Beatrice Sbriscia-Fioretti, Luca Serasini, Francesca Fulceri, Fabio Apicella, Federico Sicca, Sara Calderoni, Filippo Muratori
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are characterised by impairment in joint attention (JA), which has two components: the response to JA and the initiation of JA. Literature suggests a correlation between JA and neural circuitries, although this link is still largely unexplored in ASD. In this pilot study, we aimed at investigating the neural correlates of responding and initiating JA in high-functioning children with ASD and evaluating the changes in brain function and visual pattern after six months of rehabilitative treatment using an integrated EEG/eye-tracking system...
October 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051015/an-rct-to-facilitate-implementation-of-school-practices-known-to-increase-physical-activity
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Rachel L Sutherland, Nicole K Nathan, David R Lubans, Kristen Cohen, Lynda J Davies, Clare Desmet, Joshua Cohen, Nicole J McCarthy, Peter Butler, John Wiggers, Luke Wolfenden
INTRODUCTION: Although comprehensive school-based physical activity interventions are efficacious when tested under research conditions, they often require adaptation in order for implementation at scale. This paper reports the effectiveness of an adapted efficacious school-based intervention in improving children's moderate to vigorous physical activity. The impact of strategies to support program implementation was also assessed. DESIGN: A cluster RCT of low socioeconomic elementary schools in New South Wales, Australia...
October 16, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050695/how-is-the-ph-like-signature-being-incorporated-into-all-therapy
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REVIEW
Luke Maese, Sarah K Tasian, Elizabeth A Raetz
Philadelphia chromosome-like acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph-like ALL) is a recently identified high risk disease subtype characterized by a gene expression profile similar to that observed in Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph-positive) ALL, but without an underlying BCR-ABL1 translocation. Adults and children with Ph-like ALL harbor a diversity of alterations that all lead to activated kinase signaling. Outcomes for patients with Ph-like ALL are poor, which has prompted investigation into the role of tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI)-based therapies for this disease...
September 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050694/the-biology-of-philadelphia-chromosome-like-all
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REVIEW
Kathryn G Roberts
Philadelphia chromosome-like acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph-like ALL) is a recently described subtype of B-cell precursor ALL with a gene expression profile similar to Ph-positive ALL and a high frequency of IKZF1 alterations. The prevalence of Ph-like ALL increases with age, ranging from 10-15% of children to over 25% of young adults with ALL. It occurs more frequently in males and is associated with adverse clinical features including elevated minimal residual disease levels and poor survival in both children and adults...
September 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050653/policy-impact-of-research-findings-on-the-association-of-diaper-need-and-mental-health
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Lori R Wallace, Alison M Weir, Megan V Smith
BACKGROUND: Maternal mental illness constitutes one of most significant public health problems facing women of reproductive age and their children. Women who mother in poverty experience additional stressors, pointing to the need for innovative public health promotion efforts to reduce mental illness. Simple innovations, like making diapers more available and affordable, may represent an effective method of addressing this problem. This paper describes the research findings on diaper need reported by the New Haven Mental Health Outreach for Mothers Partnership and the process of translating these findings into broader policy and advocacy efforts...
October 17, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050204/irreversible-growth-plate-fusions-in-children-with-medulloblastoma-treated-with-a-targeted-hedgehog-pathway-inhibitor
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Giles W Robinson, Sue C Kaste, Wassim Chemaitilly, Daniel C Bowers, Stephen Laughton, Amy Smith, Nicholas G Gottardo, Sonia Partap, Anne Bendel, Karen D Wright, Brent A Orr, William C Warner, Arzu Onar-Thomas, Amar Gajjar
The permanent defects in bone growth observed in preclinical studies of hedgehog (Hh) pathway inhibitors were not substantiated in early phase clinical studies of vismodegib in children. Consequently, vismodegib advanced into pediatric trials for malignancies suspected of being driven by aberrant activation of the Hh pathway. In one multicenter phase II trial, vismodegib was added to the therapy regimen for newly diagnosed Hh pathway activated medulloblastoma. Herein, we report on 3 children (2 on trial and one off trial) treated with vismodegib who developed widespread growth plate fusions that persist long after cessation of therapy...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049493/preliminary-evidence-that-growth-in-productive-language-differentiates-childhood-stuttering-persistence-and-recovery
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Kathryn A Leech, Nan Bernstein Ratner, Barbara Brown, Christine M Weber
Purpose: Childhood stuttering is common but is often outgrown. Children whose stuttering persists experience significant life impacts, calling for a better understanding of what factors may underlie eventual recovery. In previous research, language ability has been shown to differentiate children who stutter (CWS) from children who do not stutter, yet there is an active debate in the field regarding what, if any, language measures may mark eventual recovery versus persistence. In this study, we examined whether growth in productive language performance may better predict the probability of recovery compared to static profiles taken from a single time point...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049390/do-two-and-three-year-old-children-use-an-incremental-first-np-as-agent-bias-to-process-active-transitive-and-passive-sentences-a-permutation-analysis
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Kirsten Abbot-Smith, Franklin Chang, Caroline Rowland, Heather Ferguson, Julian Pine
We used eye-tracking to investigate if and when children show an incremental bias to assume that the first noun phrase in a sentence is the agent (first-NP-as-agent bias) while processing the meaning of English active and passive transitive sentences. We also investigated whether children can override this bias to successfully distinguish active from passive sentences, after processing the remainder of the sentence frame. For this second question we used eye-tracking (Study 1) and forced-choice pointing (Study 2)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049359/analysis-of-pd-1-expression-in-the-monocyte-subsets-from-non-septic-and-septic-preterm-neonates
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Magdalena Zasada, Marzena Lenart, Magdalena Rutkowska-Zapała, Małgorzata Stec, Wojciech Durlak, Andrzej Grudzień, Agnieszka Krzeczkowska, Nina Mól, Marta Pilch, Maciej Siedlar, Przemko Kwinta
Programmed death-1 (PD-1) receptor system represents a part of recently reported immunoregulatory pathway. PD-1 is an immune checkpoint molecule, which plays an important role in downregulating the immune system proinflammatory activity. Until recently, PD-1 expression was not established on immune cells of the preterm infants. The study objectives were to confirm expression of the PD-1 receptors on the monocytes isolated from very low birth weight newborns (VLBW), and to analyze their expression during the first week of life and late-onset sepsis...
2017: PloS One
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