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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456197/clinical-usefulness-and-accuracy-of-polymerase-chain-reaction-in-the-detection-of-bacterial-meningitis-agents-in-pediatric-cerebrospinal-fluid
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M Nour, A Alaidarous
Bacterial meningitis poses enormous healthcare challenges due to a high mortality, morbidity and sequelae. Neisseria (N.) meningitidis, Haemophilus (H.) influenzae, Streptococcus (S.) pneumoniae and S. agalactiae remain among the most prevalent infectious agents that cause bacterial meningitis in children. The objective of this study was the simultaneous detection of these pathogens in suspected cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) by using multiplex polymerase chain reaction (mPCR) and compare PCR results with standard diagnostics currently used in clinical practice...
February 15, 2018: Current Research in Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450676/comorbid-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-increased-risk-for-sickle-cell-disease-morbidity
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Tal Katz, Jeffrey Schatz, Carla W Roberts
PURPOSE: Sickle cell disease (SCD) imparts an increased risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in childhood. Studies of pediatric SCD have identified an increased risk for pain and neurologic complications with comorbid OSA. We determined the rate of a broad range of SCD-related medical complications to better characterize the spectrum of SCD complications related to OSA. METHODS: Retrospective chart review at a single hematology clinic identified 641 youth with SCD who received consistent screenings for OSA as part of routine hematological health maintenance visits over an 11-year period...
February 15, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441651/invasive-pneumococcal-infections-in-pediatric-liver-small-bowel-pancreas-transplant-recipients
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Hanh D Vo, Diana F Florescu, Cindy R Brown, Heather E Chambers, David F Mercer, Luciano M Vargas, Wendy J Grant, Alan N Langnas, Ruben E Quiros-Tejeira
Children undergoing LSBPTx are at increased risk of IPI due to splenectomy. We aimed to describe the clinical features and outcomes of IPI in pediatric LSBPTx recipients. Between 2008 and 2016, 122 LSBPTx children at our center were retrospectively reviewed. Nine patients had 12 episodes of IPI; the median age at first infection was 3.5 years (range: 1.5-7.1 years). The median time from transplant to first infection was 3 years (range: 0.8-5.8 years). Clinical presentation included as follows: pneumonia (n = 1), bacteremia/sepsis (n = 7), pneumonia with sepsis (n = 1), meningitis with sepsis (n = 2), pneumonia and meningitis with sepsis (n = 1)...
February 13, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440952/antibiotic-treatment-in-childhood-community-acquired-pneumonia-clinical-practice-versus-guidelines-results-from-two-university-hospitals
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Sorin Claudiu Man, Valentina Sas, Cristina Schnell, Camelia Florea, Adelina Ţuţu, Ariana Szilágyi, Sergiu Belenes, Amalia Hebriştean, Anca Bonaţ, Claudia Cladovan, Cornel Aldea
Background and aims: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a both common and serious childhood infection. Antibiotic treatment guidelines help to reduce inadequate antibiotics prescriptions. Methods: We conducted a retrospective study at the Clinical Emergency Hospital for Children, 3rd Pediatric Clinic, Cluj-Napoca and Dr. Gavril Curteanu Clinical City Hospital, in Oradea. All patients discharged with a diagnosis of CAP between December 1, 2014 and February 28, 2015, were included in the study...
2018: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438527/effects-of-hospital-practice-patterns-for-antibiotic-administration-for-pneumonia-on-hospital-lengths-of-stay-and-costs
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Eric W Christensen, Alicen Burns Spaulding, William F Pomputius, Steven P Grapentine
Background: Hospital practice patterns vary for switching from intravenous to oral antibiotics for community-acquired pneumonia in pediatric patients, but it is unknown how these practice patterns affect hospital lengths of stay and costs. Methods: We conducted a retrospective study of 78673 pediatric patients (aged 3 months to 17 years) hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia. Analyses were performed with data from the Pediatric Health Information System between 2007 and 2016, including discharge data from 48 freestanding children's hospitals...
February 8, 2018: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438130/blood-culture-and-pleural-fluid-culture-yields-in-pediatric-empyema-patients-a-retrospective-review-1996-2016
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Christina T Stankey, Alicen B Spaulding, Angela Doucette, Karen E S Hamre, William Wheeler, William F Pomputius, Stephen Kurachek
Empyema is a complication of community-acquired pneumonia. We conducted a retrospective analysis of empyema patients discharged from 1996-2016, examining culture results according to timing of antibiotic administration. Blood culture decreased from 45% to 4% after antibiotics, and pleural fluid culture yield decreased from 67% to 30%. More than half of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus cases occurred from 2011-2016.
February 12, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434387/antimicrobial-utilization-pattern-in-pediatric-patients-in-tertiary-care-hospital-eastern-ethiopia-the-need-for-antimicrobial-stewardship
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Samuel Girma, Mekonnen Sisay, Getnet Mengistu, Firehiwot Amare, Dumessa Edessa
Background: Antimicrobials are among the most frequently prescribed medications for pediatric patients. However, inappropriate use of them can increase morbidity, mortality, healthcare costs, and largely antimicrobial resistance. This study aims to assess the antimicrobial utilization pattern in the pediatric ward of Hiwot Fana Specialized University Hospital. Methods: Retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted to assess the antimicrobial utilization. In this study, 403 pediatric medical records selected by systematic random sampling were reviewed...
February 2018: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432305/pediatric-bronchial-carcinoid-tumors-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Samara L Potter, Josephine HaDuong, Fatih Okcu, Hao Wu, Murali Chintagumpala, Rajkumar Venkatramani
Bronchial carcinoid tumor, while rare, remains the most common primary malignant lung tumor in children. We present a retrospective analysis of 7 patients with typical bronchial carcinoid tumors diagnosed at 2 pediatric tertiary care referral centers between 1990 and 2014. The most common presenting symptom was pneumonia, followed by respiratory distress. Somatostatin scans were performed in selected patients. All patients had negative resection margin following surgery and were alive without disease at last follow-up...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426774/does-ciprofloxacin-prophylaxis-during-chemotherapy-induce-intestinal-microflora-resistance-to-ceftazidime-in-children-with-cancer
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Wanutsanun Tunyapanit, Sureerat Chelae, Kamolwish Laoprasopwattana
To determine the susceptibility and minimal inhibitory concentrations (MIC) of ceftazidime, the commonly used empirical antibiotic in patients with febrile neutropenia, in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae isolated from the intestinal microflora of pediatric patients with cancer, who received ciprofloxacin prophylaxis during chemotherapy, children younger than 18 years with acute lymphoblastic leukemia or lymphoma scheduled to undergo chemotherapy were randomized to receive oral ciprofloxacin 20 mg/kg/day or placebo from the beginning of their chemotherapy...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426584/non-invasive-ventilation-in-children-and-adults-in-low-and-low-middle-income-countries-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Keren Mandelzweig, Aleksandra Leligdowicz, Srinivas Murthy, Rejani Lalitha, Robert A Fowler, Neill K J Adhikari
PURPOSE: We systematically reviewed the effects of NIV for acute respiratory failure (ARF) in low- and low-middle income countries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, CENTRAL, and EMBASE (to January 2016) for observational studies and trials of NIV for ARF or in the peri-extubation period in adults and post-neonatal children. We abstracted outcomes data and assessed quality. Meta-analyses used random-effect models. RESULTS: Fifty-four studies (ten pediatric/n=1099; 44 adult/n=2904), mostly South Asian, were included...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412428/acute-respiratory-diseases-in-brazilian-children-are-caregivers-able-to-detect-early-warning-signs
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Saulo Duarte Passos, Francila Ferreira Maziero, Diego Quilles Antoniassi, Lidiane Trevisan de Souza, Arianna Freire Felix, Eloise Dotta, Monica Ester Orensztejn, Evaldo Marchi, Rosa Estela Gazeta
OBJECTIVE: To assess the level of caregiver knowledge about respiratory signs and symptoms of acute respiratory infection (ARI) as well as their ability to detect the early warning signs and need for medical assistance in children referred to an emergency service. METHODS: This is a prospective, cross-sectional study. A standardized questionnaire with questions on the perception of the severity of ARI signs and symptoms was applied to caregivers of pediatric patients assisted in the emergency room of a university hospital from August 2011 to May 2012...
January 15, 2018: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408951/malaria-coinfections-in-febrile-pediatric-inpatients-a-hospital-based-study-from-ghana
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Benedikt Hogan, Daniel Eibach, Ralf Krumkamp, Nimako Sarpong, Denise Dekker, Benno Kreuels, Oumou Maiga-Ascofaré, Kennedy Gyau Boahen, Charity Wiafe Akenten, Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Jürgen May
Background: The epidemiology of pediatric febrile illness is shifting in sub-Saharan Africa, but malaria remains a major cause of childhood morbidity and mortality. The present study describes causes of febrile illness in hospitalized children in Ghana and aims to determine the burden of malaria coinfections and their association with parasite densities. Methods: In a prospective study, children (aged ≥30 days and ≤15 years) with fever ≥38.0°C were recruited after admission to the pediatric ward of a primary hospital in Ghana...
February 2, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404795/prolonged-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-pediatric-necrotizing-pneumonia-due-to-streptococcus-pneumonia-and-influenza-h1n1-co-infection-how-long-should-we-wait-for-native-lung-recovery
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Gerard Cortina, Christian Niederwanger, Uwe Klingkowski, Corinna Velik-Salchner, Nikolaus Neu
Most children with severe respiratory failure require extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for 7-10 days. However, some may need prolonged duration ECMO (> 14 days). To date, no consensus exists on how long to wait for native lung recovery. Here we report the case of a 3-year-old boy who developed severe necrotizing pneumonia requiring venovenous (VV) ECMO after 19 days of mechanical ventilation. In the first 4 weeks of his ECMO run, he showed no lung aeration, requiring total extracorporeal support...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402263/effect-of-the-2015-earthquake-on-pediatric-inpatient-pattern-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-nepal
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Bishnu Rath Giri, Ram Hari Chapagain, Samana Sharma, Sandeep Shrestha, Sunita Ghimire, P Ravi Shankar
BACKGROUND: Earthquakes impact child health in many ways. Diseases occurring immediately following an earthquake have been studied in field based hospitals but studies on the inpatient disease pattern among children without trauma in a permanent hospital setup is lacking. METHODS: We examined the diagnoses of all children without trauma, admitted to Kanti Children's Hospital, Kathmandu for fifteen-week duration (from 4th week to end of the 18th week) following the 7...
February 5, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398807/value-of-soluble-transferrin-receptors-and-stfr-log-ferritin-in-the-diagnosis-of-iron-deficiency-accompanied-by-acute-infection
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Fady M El-Gendy, Mahmoud A El-Hawy, Mohamed S Rizk, Sally M El-Hefnawy, Mohamed Z Mahmoud
There are many causes of anemia; the most common of these are acute and chronic infections, iron deficiency, or both. Identifying the cause is a very important step in management of anemia. So, we evaluated the usefulness of soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR) and of the sTfR/log ferritin in the diagnosis of iron deficiency anemia accompanied by acute infection. This study was conducted on 131 children aged 2-11 years old from those who attended the pediatric outpatient clinics in Menoufia university hospital...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396353/enterovirus-d68-ev-d68-in-pediatric-patients-with-respiratory-infection-the-circulation-of-a-new-b3-clade-in-italy
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Antonio Piralla, Nicola Principi, Luca Ruggiero, Alessia Girello, Federica Giardina, Elisabetta De Sando, Silvia Caimmi, Sonia Bianchini, Gian Luigi Marseglia, Giovanna Lunghi, Fausto Baldanti, Susanna Esposito
BACKGROUND: In recent years, several outbreaks due to Enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68) have been reported, and it was confirmed that the virus can cause upper and lower respiratory tract diseases and be associated with the development of neurological problems. OBJECTIVES: The main aim of this research was to study the genetic characteristics of EV-D68 strains that were circulating in Italy identified during an outbreak of an EV-D68 infection that occurred in Italy during the period March-October 2016...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394301/issues-identified-by-postdischarge-contact-after-pediatric-hospitalization-a-multisite-study
#17
Kris P Rehm, Mark S Brittan, John R Stephens, Pradeep Mummidi, Michael J Steiner, James C Gay, Soleh Al Ayubi, Nitin Gujral, Vandna Mittal, Kelly Dunn, Vincent Chiang, Matt Hall, Kevin Blaine, Margaret O'Neill, Sarah McBride, Jayne Rogers, Jay G Berry
BACKGROUND: Many hospitals are considering contacting hospitalized patients soon after discharge to help with issues that arise. OBJECTIVE: To (1) describe the prevalence of contactidentified postdischarge issues (PDI) and (2) assess characteristics of children with the highest likelihood of having a PDI. DESIGN, SETTING, PATIENTS: A retrospective analysis of hospital-initiated follow-up contact for 12,986 children discharged from January 2012 to July 2015 from 4 US children's hospitals...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390413/the-early-examination-of-combined-serum-and-imaging-data-under-flexible-fiberoptic-bronchoscopy-as-a-novel-predictor-for-refractory-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-pneumonia-diagnosis
#18
Le Wang, Sukun Lu, Zhishan Feng, Lanfeng Li, Bo Niu, Jinfeng Shuai, Lijie Cao, Guixia Li, Jianhua Liu
The treatment role of flexible bronchoscopy (FOB) for pediatric refractory Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia (RMPP) has been well documented. Besides, the application indication of FOB is also studied in patients with general MPP (GMPP), especially in those with large pulmonary lesions. This study was designed to examine the diagnostic value of bronchoscopic features for RMPP.The FOB and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) were adopted for pediatric patients who showed clinical and radiograph indications. On the basis of the final diagnosis on discharge, patients were divided into general and refractory MPP groups...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387550/case-report-guillain-barre-syndrome-with-pneumococcus-a-new-association-in-pediatrics
#19
Hassan El Khatib, Amal Naous, Soha Ghanem, Ghassan Dbaibo, Mariam Rajab
Guillain-Barre Syndrome, an acute flaccid paralysis known to be caused by recent Gastro-intestinal infections mainly campylobacter, and Respiratory infections mainly mycoplasma pneumoniae and influenza. One reported case of severe invasive pneumococcal disease in a 68 year old female, that presented with Austrian's triad of meningitis, pneumonia and endocarditis, and progressed to develop Guillain Barre syndrome, an association never been documented before. We present a case of 13 year old male, presented with hypoactivity and inability to bare his own weight, developed septic shock due to pneumococcus with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, and was found to have neurological findings of Guillain-Barre Syndrome...
2018: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387135/vaccines-for-the-elderly-current-use-and-future-challenges
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REVIEW
Birgit Weinberger
Age-related changes of the immune system contribute to increased incidence and severity of infections in the elderly. Vaccination is the most effective measure to prevent infections and vaccination recommendations in most countries include specific guidelines for the elderly. Vaccination against influenza and Streptococcus pneumoniae is usually recommended for persons with underlying diseases and for the elderly with heterogeneous age limits between ≥ 50 years and ≥ 65 years. Some countries also recommend vaccination against herpes zoster...
2018: Immunity & Ageing: I & A
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