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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669531/assessment-of-an-optimized-manufacturing-process-for-inactivated-quadrivalent-influenza-vaccine-a-phase-iii-randomized-double-blind-safety-and-immunogenicity-study-in-children-and-adults
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Carine Claeys, Mamadou Drame, José García-Sicilia, Khalequ Zaman, Alfonso Carmona, Phu My Tran, Mariano Miranda, Federico Martinón-Torres, Franck Thollot, Michael Horn, Tino F Schwarz, Ulrich Behre, José M Merino, Iwona Sadowska-Krawczenko, Henryk Szymański, Peter Schu, Elisabeth Neumeier, Ping Li, Varsha K Jain, Bruce L Innis
BACKGROUND: GSK has modified the licensed monovalent bulk manufacturing process for its split-virion inactivated quadrivalent influenza vaccine (IIV4) to harmonize the process among different strains, resulting in an increased number of finished vaccine doses, while compensating for the change from inactivated trivalent influenza vaccine (IIV3) to IIV4. To confirm the manufacturing changes do not alter the profile of the vaccine, a clinical trial was conducted to compare IIV4 made by the currently licensed process with a vaccine made by the new (investigational) process (IIV4-I)...
April 18, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661262/the-genetics-and-molecular-biology-of-fever-associated-seizures-or-epilepsy
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Hao Deng, Wen Zheng, Zhi Song
Fever-associated seizures or epilepsy (FASE) is primarily characterised by the occurrence of a seizure or epilepsy usually accompanied by a fever. It is common in infants and children, and generally includes febrile seizures (FS), febrile seizures plus (FS+), Dravet syndrome (DS) and genetic epilepsy with febrile seizures plus (GEFSP). The aetiology of FASE is unclear. Genetic factors may play crucial roles in FASE. Mutations in certain genes may cause a wide spectrum of phenotypical overlap ranging from isolated FS, FS+ and GEFSP to DS...
April 17, 2018: Expert Reviews in Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655864/comparison-of-the-severity-of-respiratory-disease-in-children-testing-positive-for-enterovirus-d68-and-human-rhinovirus
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Esra Caylan, Ezra Weinblatt, John Welter, Allen Dozor, Guiqing Wang, Sheila M Nolan
OBJECTIVE: To compare the characteristics and severity of respiratory disease in children testing positive for enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) and for human rhinovirus (RhV). STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective single center study of children presenting with acute respiratory symptoms and positive polymerase chain reaction for RhV/EV from September 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014 was performed. Specimens were subsequently tested specifically for EV-D68 and specimens identified as RhV were subtyped when possible into RhV-A, RhV-B, and RhV-C species...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655624/post-immunization-leucocytosis-and-its-implications-for-the-management-of-febrile-infants
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Sarah Prentice, Zephyrian Kamushaaga, Stephen B Nash, Alison M Elliott, Hazel M Dockrell, Stephen Cose
AIMS: Clinical guidelines for management of infants with fever but no evident focus of infection recommend that those aged 1-3 months with a white cell count >15 × 109 /l have a full septic screen and be admitted for parenteral antibiotics. However, there is limited information about leucocyte changes following routine immunization, a common cause of fever. We investigated white cell counts shortly after routine immunization in Ugandan infants under 3 months of age. METHODS: White cell counts were measured in 212 healthy infants following routine immunizations (DTwP-HepB-Hib, oral polio and pneumococcal conjugate 7 vaccines) received prior to 3 months of age...
April 11, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619212/validity-of-maternal-report-of-care-seeking-for-childhood-illness
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Emily D Carter, Micky Ndhlovu, Melinda Munos, Emmy Nkhama, Joanne Katz, Thomas P Eisele
Background: Accurate data on care-seeking for child illness are needed to improve public health programs and reduce child mortality. The accuracy of maternal report of care-seeking for child illness as collected through household surveys has not been validated. Methods: A 2016 survey compared reported care-seeking against a gold-standard of health care provider documented care-seeking events among a random sample of mothers of children <5 years in Southern Province, Zambia...
June 2018: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593004/giant-coronary-artery-aneurysms-in-a-12-week-old-infant-with-incomplete-kawasaki-disease
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Lucy Guile, Simon Parke, Alison Kelly, Robert Tulloh
Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute inflammatory vasculitis that occurs worldwide and disproportionately affects male children, most commonly between the ages of 6 months and 5 years. KD can present with only a few features and thus be difficult to diagnose, particularly in the youngest and oldest patients. We describe a 12-week-old Caucasian female infant who presented with rash and fever but no other features of KD, who developed giant coronary artery aneurysms. Considering how common is the presentation of a febrile infant with a rash, this case highlights the importance of considering KD early in the differential diagnosis for any infant with unexplained fever...
March 28, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29579044/suppressed-plasmablast-responses-in-febrile-infants-including-children-with-kawasaki-disease
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Meghan Martin, Brian H Wrotniak, Mark Hicar
BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease (KD), the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children, primarily affects infants and toddlers. Investigations on immune responses during KD are hampered by a limited understanding of normal immune responses in these ages. It's well known that Infants have poorer vaccine responses and difficulty with maintaining prolonged serum immunity, but there are few studies on human infants detailing immune deficiencies. Limited studies propose an inability to maintain life-long bone marrow plasma cells...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29573443/stevens-johnson-syndrome-and-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis-like-cutaneous-presentation-of-chikungunya-fever-a-case-series
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Taru Garg, Sarita Sanke, Riaz Ahmed, Ram Chander, Srikanta Basu
Chikungunya fever is a benign, self-limiting, acute viral illness. An epidemic occurred in New Delhi, India, in August and September 2016. We observed many cases with atypical cutaneous features mimicking Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis during this epidemic, especially in infants and children. Twenty-one children (13 [61.9%] boys, 8 [38%] girls) presenting with vesico-bullous and necrotic lesions were reviewed. Cutaneous presentation included vesicles and bullae with purpuric macules and necrosis, seen in 16 (76%) patients...
March 24, 2018: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561416/necrotizing-fasciitis-after-scrotum-skin-injury-in-an-infant-a-case-report
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Z X Ren, C L Liu, Q Zhang, F Xu, Y N Zheng, X J Li, J Yang
RATIONALE: Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a life-threatening situation that is rare in children, especially infants, and early diagnosis is challenging. Timely identification and broad-spectrum antibiotic and supportive treatment before surgical debridement are very important for survival and may reduce scar formation. PATIENT CONCERNS: A previously healthy 4-month-old infant was admitted to our pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) with a history of fever and cough for 5 days and extreme swelling of the scrotum for one day...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29553113/-oral-and-systemic-symptoms-in-children-with-fruit-allergy
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Taisuke Kato, Naoya Tajima, Katsumasa Kitamura, Yoshihiro Takasato, Iwao Tajima, Manabu Ono, Kazunori Tagami, Kazunori Sakai, Tomoko Furuta, Shiro Sugiura, Komei Ito
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The principal aim of this study was to clarify the clinical profile of pediatric patients with fruit allergies. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We assigned 265 pediatric patients with fruit allergies who were receiving outpatient treatment at Aichi Children's Health and Medical Center and 32 who underwent kiwi or banana oral food chal- lenge (OFC) test to an oral symptom group or a systemic symptom group and retrospectively examined their clinical profiles and prognosis from their medical records...
2018: Arerugī, [Allergy]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550195/post-licensure-safety-surveillance-study-of-routine-use-of-quadrivalent-meningococcal-diphtheria-toxoid-conjugate-vaccine-menacwy-d-in-infants-and-children
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J Hansen, L Zhang, A Eaton, R Baxter, C A Robertson, M D Decker, D P Greenberg, E Bassily, N P Klein
BACKGROUND: Menactra® vaccine (MenACWY-D) was licensed in the United States in 2005 for persons 11-55 years of age, in 2007 for children 2-10 years of age, and in 2011 for infants/toddlers 9-23 months of age. We conducted two studies at Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC), an integrated health care organization, to assess the safety of MenACWY-D in 2-10-year-olds and 9-23-month-olds receiving the vaccine during routine clinical care. METHODS: We conducted observational, retrospective studies of MenACWY-D in 2-10-year-olds (October 2007-October 2010) and in 9-23-month-olds (June 2011-June 2014)...
March 14, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544465/health-related-quality-of-life-of-the-parents-of-children-hospitalized-due-to-acute-rotavirus-infection-a-cross-sectional-study-in-latvia
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Gunta Laizane, Anda Kivite, Inese Stars, Marita Cikovska, Ilze Grope, Dace Gardovska
BACKGROUND: Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe diarrhea in young children and infants worldwide, representing a heavy public health burden. Limited information is available regarding the impact of rotavirus gastroenteritis on the quality of life of affected children and their families. The objectives of study were to estimate the impact of rotavirus infection on health-related quality of life (HRQL), to assess the social and emotional effects on the families of affected children...
March 15, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530119/-clinical-features-of-enterococcus-faecium-meningitis-in-children
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Li-Yuan Wang, Xiao-Tang Cai, Zhi-Ling Wang, Shun-Li Liu, Yong-Mei Xie, Hui Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To summarize the clinical features of Enterococcus faecium meningitis in children. METHODS: The clinical data of nine children with Enterococcus faecium meningitis were analyzed. RESULTS: In all the nine children, Enterococcus faecium was isolated from blood, cerebrospinal fluid, or peripherally inserted central catheters; 6 (67%) patients were neonates, 2 (22%) patients were younger than 6 months, and 1 (11%) patient was three years and four months of age...
March 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29489605/spontaneous-spinal-epidural-hematoma-in-an-infant
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Michael Kim, Jessa Hoffman, Anubhav Amin, Manish Purohit, Avinash Mohan
A spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma is a collection of blood in the spinal epidural space that occurs in the absence of trauma. They most commonly present in the fourth to fifth decade in life with acute onset neck or back pain with delayed neurologic deficit. However, this presentation is often complicated in children because of the limitations in the pediatric neurologic exam. Magnetic resonance imaging is the imaging modality of choice for diagnosis. Here is a rare case of an infant spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma whose diagnosis was delayed because of a recent history of fever and viral pharyngitis before his development of neurologic deficits...
February 28, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29488229/nation-wide-surveillance-of-human-acute-respiratory-virus-infections-between-2013-and-2015-in-korea
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Jeong-Min Kim, Hee-Dong Jung, Hyang-Min Cheong, Anna Lee, Nam-Joo Lee, Hyuk Chu, Sung Soon Kim, Jang-Hoon Choi
The prevalence of eight respiratory viruses detected in patients with acute respiratory infections (ARIs) in Korea was investigated through analysis of data recorded by the Korea Influenza and Respiratory Viruses Surveillance System (KINRESS) from 2013 to 2015. Nasal aspirate and throat swabs specimens were collected from 36,915 patients with ARIs, and viral nucleic acids were detected by real-time (reverse-transcription) polymerase chain reaction for eight respiratory viruses, including human respiratory syncytial viruses (HRSVs), influenza viruses (IFVs), human parainfluenza viruses (HPIVs), human coronaviruses (HCoVs), human rhinovirus (HRV), human adenovirus (HAdV), human bocavirus (HBoV), and human metapneumovirus (HMPV)...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29483908/cow-s-milk-and-immune-function-in-the-respiratory-tract-potential-mechanisms
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Olaf Perdijk, Marloes van Splunter, Huub F J Savelkoul, Sylvia Brugman, R J Joost van Neerven
During the last decades, the world has witnessed a dramatic increase in allergy prevalence. Epidemiological evidence shows that growing up on a farm is a protective factor, which is partly explained by the consumption of raw cow's milk. Indeed, recent studies show inverse associations between raw cow's milk consumption in early life and asthma, hay fever, and rhinitis. A similar association of raw cow's milk consumption with respiratory tract infections is recently found. In line with these findings, controlled studies in infants with milk components such as lactoferrin, milk fat globule membrane, and colostrum IgG have shown to reduce respiratory infections...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29478753/recurrent-intussusception-among-infants-less-than-2-years-of-age-in-vietnam
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Nguyen V Trang, Eleanor Burnett, Le H Ly, Nguyen P Anh, Pham H Hung, Hoang M Linh, Nguyen C T Trang, Tran M Canh, Vu T Minh, Jacqueline E Tate, Catherine Yen, Dang D Anh, Umesh D Parashar
In some settings, rotavirus vaccines have been associated with a low-level risk of intussusception, the most common cause of bowel obstruction in infants. As Vietnam prepares to introduce rotavirus vaccine into the national immunization program, we sought to better characterize the epidemiology of recurrent intussusception. We enrolled children <2 years of age who were hospitalized for intussusception retrospectively from January 2013 through December 2014 and prospectively from January 2015 through December 2016 at 2 hospitals in Vietnam...
February 22, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462106/prevalence-of-occult-bacteremia-in-infants-with-very-high-fever-without-a-source
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Iker Gangoiti, Elva Rodriguez, Ane Zubizarreta, Javier Benito, Santiago Mintegi
We carried out a prospective registry-based cohort study at the emergency department of 363 previously healthy well-appearing infants aged 3-24 months old with fever without a source ≥ 40.5°C based on local protocol. Four were diagnosed with occult bacteremia (1.1%, 95% CI 0-2.2). Recommendations for non-testing for occult bacteremia screening in these children may have to be re-considered when fever ≥40.5°C. Larger studies are needed to confirm these results.
February 16, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461450/utility-of-the-performance-of-lumbar-puncture-for-febrile-children-with-status-epilepticus-in-the-bacterial-conjugate-vaccine-era
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Haro Kaoru, Ryota Igarashi, Takayuki Hoshina, Masumi Kojiro, Koichi Kusuhara
BACKGROUND: The necessity of lumbar puncture for the differentiation of central nervous system (CNS) infection in children with febrile status epilepticus (FSE) remains controversial. The aim of the present study is to investigate the diagnostic necessity of lumbar puncture for children with FSE after the introduction of bacterial conjugate vaccines into the infant immunization program. METHODS: Our retrospective cohort study was performed in children aged 6 to 60 months who were admitted to the pediatric ward at Kitakyushu General Hospital from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2015 for seizures with fever...
February 15, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444257/comparison-of-strategies-and-incidence-thresholds-for-vi-conjugate-vaccines-against-typhoid-fever-a-cost-effectiveness-modeling-study
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Nathan C Lo, Ribhav Gupta, Jeffrey D Stanaway, Denise O Garrett, Isaac I Bogoch, Stephen P Luby, Jason R Andrews
Background: Typhoid fever remains a major public health problem globally. While new Vi conjugate vaccines hold promise for averting disease, the optimal programmatic delivery remains unclear. We aimed to identify the strategies and associated epidemiologic conditions under which Vi conjugate vaccines would be cost-effective. Methods: We developed a dynamic, age-structured transmission and cost-effectiveness model that simulated multiple vaccination strategies with a typhoid Vi conjugate vaccine from a societal perspective...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
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