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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29389825/symptoms-signs-and-long-term-prognosis-of-vertically-transmitted-chlamydia-trachomatis-infections
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Minna Honkila, Marjo Renko, Tytti Pokka, Erika Wikström, Matti Uhari, Terhi Tapiainen
BACKGROUND: Although Chlamydia trachomatis infection is common in pregnant women, such infections are rarely encountered in infants. In order to clarify the recognition of C. trachomatis infections in infants, we analyzed symptoms and signs of perinatally acquired chlamydial infection, together with its long-term prognosis in a large population-based patient series. METHODS: A search through two national health registries covering 1996-2011, a cohort of 933 823 births, yielded 124 children with a microbiologically confirmed C...
January 31, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385277/prenatal-phthalate-exposure-was-associated-with-croup-in-swedish-infants
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Huan Shu, Sverre Wikstrom, Bo Ag Jönsson, Christian H Lindh, Åke Svensson, Eewa Nånberg, Carl-Gustaf Bornehag
AIM: This study examined whether prenatal phthalate exposure was associated with lower or upper airway inflammation in infants. METHODS: From 2007-2010 we used liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry, adjusted for creatinine, to analyse 14 phthalate metabolites and one phthalate replacement in the urine of 1,062 Swedish mothers at a median of 10 weeks of pregnancy. This was used to determine any associations between prenatal phthalate exposure and croup, wheezing or otitis in their offspring until 12 months of age, using logistic regression, adjusted for potential confounders...
January 31, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382526/-recurrent-wheezing-prevalence-and-associated-factors-in-infants-from-buenos-aires-city-argentina
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Gabriela Aída Szulman, Héctor Freilij, Ilse Behrends, Ángela Gentile, Javier Mallol
BACKGROUND: The episodes of bronchial obstruction at early age constitute a frequent problem in Pediatrics. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of recurrent wheezing in infants in Buenos Aires City, as well as to identify any associated factors. METHODS: Cross-sectional study performed from 2011 to 2012 in the Children Hospital Ricardo Gutiérrez, Buenos Aires City, as part of the International Study of Wheezing in Infants. A validated questionnaire was applied to parents of infants aged between 12 and 15 months...
November 2017: Boletín Médico del Hospital Infantil de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380391/rsv-hrv-co-infection-is-a-risk-factor-for-recurrent-bronchial-obstruction-and-early-sensitization-3-years-after-bronchiolitis
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F Amat, C Plantard, A Mulliez, I Petit, E Rochette, M Verdan, C Henquell, G Labbé, M C Heraud, B Evrard, A Labbé
OBJECTIVE: To assess risk factors of recurrent bronchial obstruction and allergic sensitization 3 years after an episode of acute bronchiolitis, whether after ambulatory care treatment or hospitalisation. DESIGN: A monocentric prospective longitudinal study including infants aged under 1 year with acute bronchiolitis was performed, with clinical (severity score), biological (serum Krebs von den Lungen 6 antigen), and viral (14 virus by naso-pharyngeal suction detection) assessments...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359411/parainfluenza-virus-type-3-outbreak-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Hajime Maeda, Kentaro Haneda, Yoshinobu Honda
Parainfluenza virus (PIV) is a respiratory pathogen in young children and is second only to the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) as a cause of lower respiratory tract infection. PIV type 3 (PIV3) is the most severe. Herein we describe an outbreak of PIV3 in three infants in a neonatal intensive care unit. They were diagnosed on virus culture from pharyngeal swabs. We prevented the spread of the virus using standard infection control procedures and isolation of the symptomatic infants. One infant had severe chronic lung disease and was complicated with recurrent wheezing for a long time...
November 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273135/complex-relationships-between-vitamin-d-and-allergic-sensitization-among-puerto-rican-2-year-old-children
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Srimathi Kannan, Matthew S Perzanowski, Harish B Ganguri, Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, Luis M Acosta, Molly Spatcher, Adnan Divjan, Ginger L Chew
BACKGROUND: In the United States, Puerto Ricans have a higher prevalence of asthma than other Latino ethnicities. Low vitamin D levels for children living in northern climates could be a factor. OBJECTIVE: To assess serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] distributions (a marker of vitamin D) and associations among vitamin D, allergic sensitization, early wheeze, and home/demographic factors. METHODS: Puerto Rican infants born in New York City, with a maternal history of atopy, were enrolled in a birth cohort...
January 2018: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246125/low-birth-weight-contributed-to-increased-serum-il-6-levels-in-infantile-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection
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Yuan-Jian Sheng, Shan-Shan Xu, Xue-Jing Li, Jin-Ling Liu, Xi-Ling Wu, Xue-Feng Xu
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the role of serum cytokines in the pathogenesis of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in infants with low birth weight (LBW). METHODS: A prospective observational study was performed, and hospitalized children with lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) were recruited. Three hundred fifty-eight patients < 1 year met the inclusion criteria: 116 patients had only RSV infection (RSV group); 242 patients had no RSV or other specific pathogen (non-RSV group)...
December 16, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241587/associations-between-infant-fungal-and-bacterial-dysbiosis-and-childhood-atopic-wheeze-in-a-nonindustrialized-setting
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Marie-Claire Arrieta, Andrea Arévalo, Leah Stiemsma, Pedro Dimitriu, Martha E Chico, Sofia Loor, Maritza Vaca, Rozlyn C T Boutin, Evan Morien, Mingliang Jin, Stuart E Turvey, Jens Walter, Laura Wegener Parfrey, Philip J Cooper, Brett Finlay
BACKGROUND: Asthma is the most prevalent chronic disease of childhood. Recently, we identified a critical window early in the life of both mice and Canadian infants during which gut microbial changes (dysbiosis) affect asthma development. Given geographic differences in human gut microbiota worldwide, we studied the effects of gut microbial dysbiosis on atopic wheeze in a population living in a distinct developing world environment. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine whether microbial alterations in early infancy are associated with the development of atopic wheeze in a nonindustrialized setting...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230219/functional-impairment-of-mononuclear-phagocyte-system-by-the-human-respiratory-syncytial-virus
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Karen Bohmwald, Janyra A Espinoza, Raúl A Pulgar, Evelyn L Jara, Alexis M Kalergis
The mononuclear phagocyte system (MPS) comprises of monocytes, macrophages (MΦ), and dendritic cells (DCs). MPS is part of the first line of immune defense against a wide range of pathogens, including viruses, such as the human respiratory syncytial virus (hRSV). The hRSV is an enveloped virus that belongs to the Pneumoviridae family, Orthopneumovirus genus. This virus is the main etiological agent causing severe acute lower respiratory tract infection, especially in infants, children and the elderly. Human RSV can cause bronchiolitis and pneumonia and it has also been implicated in the development of recurrent wheezing and asthma...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210195/hair-nicotine-at-15-months-old-tobacco-exposure-and-wheeze-or-asthma-from-15-months-to-6-years-old
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Philip K Pattemore, Karen M Silvers, Chris M Frampton, Kristin Wickens, Tristram Ingham, David Fishwick, Julian Crane, G Ian Town, Michael J Epton
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between hair nicotine levels at 15 months of age and prior parent-reported smoking exposure, and the risk of wheezing and current asthma from 15 months to 6 years of age. STUDY DESIGN: We measured hair nicotine levels at 15 months of age in 376 of 535 infants enrolled in a prospective birth cohort in Christchurch, New Zealand. We obtained detailed information from parents about smoking exposure during pregnancy and in the home at 3 and 15 months of age...
December 6, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189674/concurrent-community-transmission-of-enterovirus-d68-with-human-rhinoviruses-and-respiratory-syncytial-virus-among-children-in-sendai-japan
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Takaya Metoki, Michiko Okamoto, Akira Suzuki, Setsuko Kitaoka, Hiroki Miyabayashi, Yuka Rokugo, Ryoichi Onuma, Suguru Ohmiya, Ko Sato, Hidekazu Nishimura, Hitoshi Oshitani, Satoru Kumaki, Rie Noguchi, Taiki Sato, Yohei Watanabe
BACKGROUND: In the autumn of 2015, we experienced a surge in the number of pediatric cases of wheeze in our hospital, which was suspected to be caused by enterovirus (EV)-D68 transmission in the community. Thus, we implemented an ad hoc retrospective surveillance for EV-D68. METHODS: Patients aged < 15 years old with acute respiratory infection were eligible for inclusion in this study. All enrolled patients underwent virus detection test. Additionally, neutralization tests (NTs) were performed using the stored serum samples of the enrolled patients to compare the antigenicity of the virus isolated in this study with that isolated in 2010 and evaluate the anti-EV-D68 antibody prevalence...
November 17, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168321/effect-of-fetal-and-infant-growth-on-respiratory-symptoms-in-preterm-born-children
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John Lowe, Sarah J Kotecha, William J Watkins, Sailesh Kotecha
OBJECTIVES: Fetal growth and rapid postnatal weight gain are associated with adverse respiratory outcomes in childhood. However, the preterm-born population is less well studied. We assessed if the increased respiratory symptoms associated with altered fetal growth and infant weight gain were mediated by early factors. STUDY DESIGN: We used data from our cohort of preterm- and term-born (n = 4284 and 2865) children, aged 1-10 years. Respiratory outcomes obtained from a respiratory questionnaire were regressed on measures of fetal growth and infant weight gain, defined as >0...
November 23, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167839/early-life-exposure-to-indoor-air-pollution-or-tobacco-smoke-and-lower-respiratory-tract-illness-and-wheezing-in-african-infants-a-longitudinal-birth-cohort-study
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Aneesa Vanker, Whitney Barnett, Lesley Workman, Polite M Nduru, Peter D Sly, Robert P Gie, Heather J Zar
Background: Indoor air pollution (IAP) and environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) are associated with lower respiratory tract illness (LRTI) or wheezing in children. However, the effect of the timing of these exposures, specifically antenatal versus postnatal, and of alternate fuel sources such as the increasingly used volatile organic compounds have not been well studied. We longitudinally investigated the effect of antenatal or postnatal IAP and ETS on LRTI or wheezing prevalence and severity in African infants...
November 2017: Lancet. Planetary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047178/the-effect-of-montelukast-on-early-life-wheezing-a-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-study
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Ozlem Keskin, Ebru Arik Yilmaz, Christine Motzkus, Cansin Sackesen, Craig M Lilly, Omer Kalayci
BACKGROUND: Cysteinyl-leukotrienes are increased in the airways of infants with virus-associated wheezing. We aimed to determine the effects of a cysteinyl-leukotriene-1 receptor antagonist on symptoms during an early-life wheezing illness and to investigate the factors that affect the response to this drug. METHOD: This placebo-controlled double-blinded randomized controlled trial recruited children aged 3-36 months with wheezing illness and randomized to active drug or placebo for 56 days...
February 2018: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042485/maternal-stress-during-pregnancy-and-allergic-diseases-in-children-during-the-first-year-of-life
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Katarzyna Smejda, Kinga Polanska, Dorota Merecz-Kot, Anna Krol, Wojciech Hanke, Joanna Jerzynska, Wlodzimierz Stelmach, Paweł Majak, Iwona Stelmach
BACKGROUND: Many recent studies indicate that prenatal maternal distress increases the risk of allergic diseases in children. The mechanisms that favor it are still unclear. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to assess the association between exposure to different kinds of prenatal stress and the occurrence of atopic dermatitis, food allergy, wheezing, and recurrent respiratory tract infections in children. METHODS: The study population consisted of 370 mother-child pairs from a Polish Mother and Child Cohort (REPRO_PL)...
October 17, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949070/long-chain-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-in-infant-formula-and-cardiovascular-markers-in-childhood
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Linda P M Pluymen, Geertje W Dalmeijer, Henriëtte A Smit, Cuno S P M Uiterwaal, Cornelis K van der Ent, Lenie van Rossem
To investigate whether children who consumed infant formula supplemented with long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFAs) had a more favourable cardiovascular profile than children who consumed formula without these fatty acids, we used the Wheezing Illnesses Study Leidsche Rijn, a birth cohort that included 2,468 newborns between 2001 and 2014. Data on infant feeding were obtained by questionnaires. At age 5, blood pressure, carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), and carotid distension were measured. We used multivariable linear regression analysis to compare levels of cardiovascular markers in formula-fed children born before and after the LCPUFA supplementation...
September 26, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899531/sleep-disorders-and-allergic-diseases-in-chinese-toddlers
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Xu Wang, Xiang Gao, Qian Yang, Xia Wang, Shenghui Li, Fan Jiang, Jun Zhang, Fengxiu Ouyang
OBJECTIVE: Optimal sleep is important for child growth, development, and immune function. We aimed to explore whether sleep disorders were associated with the risk of allergic diseases in Chinese toddlers. METHODS: This study included 566 children (aged 23.9 ± 0.7 months; 51.1% boys) in Shanghai, China. Sleep parameters (total sleep time, sleep onset latency, nocturnal awaking and snoring) were assessed by an expanded version of the Brief Infant Sleep Questionnaire (BISQ-expanded)...
September 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831038/caesarean-section-is-associated-with-reduced-perinatal-cytokine-response-increased-risk-of-bacterial-colonization-in-the-airway-and-infantile-wheezing
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Sui-Ling Liao, Ming-Han Tsai, Tsung-Chieh Yao, Man-Chin Hua, Kuo-Wei Yeh, Chih-Yung Chiu, Kuan-Wen Su, Shih-Yin Huang, Chuan-Chi Kao, Shen-Hao Lai, Jing-Long Huang
The relationship between cesarean section (CS) and allergic disorders such as asthma and wheezing has been inconsistent, and the mechanisms for their connection remained largely unknown. We aimed to investigate whether CS is associated with infantile wheeze and to explore the connection between CS and several risk factors known to correlate with allergy development. Mononuclear cells were isolated from cord blood and assessed for cytokine responses by ELISA. Bacteria from nasopharyngeal specimens were identified with traditional culture methods...
August 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822439/-multisystemic-smooth-muscle-dysfunction-syndrome-in-children-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Y L Zhou, Y Y Zhang, B L Cheng, D Xu, L F Tang, Z M Chen
Objective: To analyze the clinical characteristics and diagnosis of multisystemic smooth muscle dysfunction syndrome(MSMDS). Method: Clinical data of a case diagnosed as MSMDS and hospitalized in our hospital in July 2016 was retrospectively analyzed. Literature search was performed at databases of PubMed, Wanfang, China National Knowledge Infrastructure and VIP with the key words "multisystemic smooth muscle dysfunction syndrome" "ACTA2" . The literature retrieval was confined from January 1980 to November 2016...
August 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757230/vitamin-d-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-and-airway-hyperresponsiveness-in-infants-with-recurrent-respiratory-symptoms
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Anette M Määttä, Anne Kotaniemi-Syrjänen, Kristiina Malmström, L Pekka Malmberg, Jouko Sundvall, Anna S Pelkonen, Mika J Mäkelä
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D insufficiency might be associated with biased T-cell responses resulting in inflammatory conditions such as atopy and asthma. Little is known about the role of vitamin D in low-grade systemic inflammation and airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) in young children. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether vitamin D insufficiency and increased serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) are linked to AHR in symptomatic infants. METHODS: Seventy-nine infants with recurrent or persistent lower respiratory tract symptoms underwent comprehensive lung function testing and a bronchial methacholine challenge test...
September 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
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