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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227436/the-effect-of-acetaminophen-on-temperature-in-critically-ill-children-a-retrospective-analysis-of-over-50-000-doses
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Samiran Ray, Libby Rogers, Katherine L Brown, Mark J Peters
OBJECTIVES: Acetaminophen is widely used in PICUs. Although randomized controlled trials suggest that acetaminophen significantly reduces body temperature in adults, the effect of acetaminophen on temperature in critically ill children has not been previously quantified. DESIGN: Retrospective observational cohort study. SETTING: Single-center general and cardiac PICU in a specialist children's hospital. PATIENTS: All children who received acetaminophen or had a fever (temperature ≥ 38°C) while on the ICU over a 40-month period (September 2012 to December 2015)...
December 8, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227269/reye-ray-s-syndrome-a-problem-everyone-should-remember
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I Chornomydz, O Boyarchuk, A Chornomydz
Reye syndrome is a rare but a very dangerous emergency that children and teenagers suffer. This threatening condition occurs during the treatment of fever in the clinical course of viral diseases with drugs containing acetylsalicylic acid and other salicylates. The high mortality rate from this disease is associated with the development of a rapidly progressing toxic encephalopathy and hepatic insufficiency. The etiology and pathogenesis of the Reye syndrome, despite the large number of investigations, is not clear enough...
November 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227177/immunogenicity-and-safety-of-inactivated-chromatographically-purified-vero-cell-derived-japanese-encephalitis-vaccine-in-thai-children
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Pornthep Chanthavanich, Kriengsak Limkittikul, Chukiat Sirivichayakul, Watcharee Chokejindachai, Weerawan Hattasingh, Krisana Pengsaa, Surachai Surangsrirat, Termsang Srisuwannaporn, Benjawan Kaewma, Sutee Yoksan, Gao Jun, Bai Zhumu
Inactivated mouse-brain-derived Japanese encephalitis vaccine has a worrisome safety profile and the live attenuated vaccine is unsuitable in immunodeficiency. This study aimed to evaluate the immunogenicity and safety of an inactivated chromatographically purified Vero-cell-derived JE vaccine (CVI-JE, Beijing P-3 strain) in children. 152 healthy Thai children, with an average (SD) age of 14.4 (3.8) months, received 3 doses of CVI-JE on days 0, 7-28, and one year. Homologous JE neutralizing antibody titers (NT) were measured...
December 11, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214503/epidemiology-and-clinical-characteristics-of-human-coronaviruses-oc43-229e-nl63-and-hku1-a-study-of-hospitalized-children-with-acute-respiratory-tract-infection-in-guangzhou-china
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Zhi-Qi Zeng, De-Hui Chen, Wei-Ping Tan, Shu-Yan Qiu, Duo Xu, Huan-Xi Liang, Mei-Xin Chen, Xiao Li, Zheng-Shi Lin, Wen-Kuan Liu, Rong Zhou
Human coronaviruses (HCoV) OC43, 229E, NL63, and HKU1 are common respiratory viruses which cause various respiratory diseases, including pneumonia. There is a paucity of evidence on the epidemiology and clinical manifestations of these four HCoV strains worldwide. We collected 11,399 throat swabs from hospitalized children with acute respiratory tract infection from July 2009 to June 2016 in Guangzhou, China. These were tested for four strains of HCoV infection using real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
December 6, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211731/social-mixing-in-fiji-who-eats-with-whom-contact-patterns-and-the-implications-of-age-and-ethnic-heterogeneity-for-disease-dynamics-in-the-pacific-islands
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Conall H Watson, Jeremaia Coriakula, Dung Tran Thi Ngoc, Stefan Flasche, Adam J Kucharski, Colleen L Lau, Nga Tran Vu Thieu, Olivier le Polain de Waroux, Kitione Rawalai, Tan Trinh Van, Mere Taufa, Stephen Baker, Eric J Nilles, Mike Kama, W John Edmunds
Empirical data on contact patterns can inform dynamic models of infectious disease transmission. Such information has not been widely reported from Pacific islands, nor strongly multi-ethnic settings, and few attempts have been made to quantify contact patterns relevant for the spread of gastrointestinal infections. As part of enteric fever investigations, we conducted a cross-sectional survey of the general public in Fiji, finding that within the 9,650 mealtime contacts reported by 1,814 participants, there was strong like-with-like mixing by age and ethnicity, with higher contact rates amongst iTaukei than non-iTaukei Fijians...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208876/disease-pattern-among-children-attending-pediatric-outpatient-department-in-community-based-medical-college-hospital-bangladesh
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M Begum, M K Khan, M T Hossain, M Y Ali, F S Alam, S S Dipu, A H Hasan, M Nasrin
Disease pattern is based on socio-demographic characteristics, comprehensive health care services, and environmental variables like water supply, basic sanitation and housing, illness behavior like quick decision to arrive at health care facility, and treatment behavior like the modality of treatment they receive. The descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted during the period of January 2014 to December 2015. The study was carried out among 310 purposively selected children attended at Pediatric Outpatient department of Community Based Medical College Hospital, Bangladesh...
October 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207796/clinico-aetiological-study-of-severe-and-very-severe-pneumonia-in-two-months-to-five-years-children-in-a-tertiary-health-care-centre-in-odisha-india
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Jyotiranjan Champatiray, Jyotiranjan Satapathy, Baikunthanath Kashyap, Dipankar Mondal
Introduction: Pneumonia is a major cause of mortality under five-year-old children. In spite of recent advances in management, there is paucity of data on clinical, aetiological profile of severe and very severe pneumonia among under five-year-old children in developing countries. Aim: To determine the clinico-aetiological factors of severe and very severe pneumonia and its outcome in children aged two -months to five-years in a tertiary health care centre in Odisha, India...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203159/long-term-follow-up-of-tonsillectomy-efficacy-in-children-with-pfapa-syndrome
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Ozturk Aktas, Hande Gurbuz Aytuluk, Sebla Kumas Caliskan, Omer Erdur, Ahmet Adnan Cirik
INTRODUCTION: The role of tonsillectomy in the periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, and adenitis, PFAPA syndrome, is controversial. Although some studies reported high success rates with tonsillectomy, further investigations are needed with larger numbers of patients. OBJECTIVE: To seek the long-term outcomes of tonsillectomy in PFAPA syndrome. METHODS: Case series; multi-center study. The study comprised 23 patients with PFAPA syndrome who underwent surgery (tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy) between January 2009 and November 2014...
November 21, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200325/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-bacterial-and-fungal-infection-during-induction-chemotherapy-for-high-risk-neuroblastoma
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Sarah B Whittle, Kaitlin C Williamson, Heidi V Russell
High-risk neuroblastoma is an aggressive childhood cancer with poor outcomes. Treatment begins with an induction phase comprised of intense multi-agent chemotherapy with the goal of maximally reducing tumor bulk. Given the high intensity of induction chemotherapy, neutropenic fever and infectious complications are common; however, the actual incidence is difficult to determine from clinical trial reports. We performed a retrospective review of infection-related complications in 76 children treated for high-risk neuroblastoma at Texas Children's Hospital...
December 4, 2017: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200151/recurrent-acute-chest-syndrome-in-pediatric-sickle-cell-disease-clinical-features-and-risk-factors
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Gaylen D Patterson, Hafsat Mashegu, Jordan Rutherford, Samantha Seals, David Josey, Cynthia Karlson, Melissa McNaull, Warren May, Clinton Carroll, Frederick E Barr, Suvankar Majumdar
Acute chest syndrome (ACS) is a common and serious lung complication in sickle cell disease. A retrospective medical chart review was performed over a 6-year period in all pediatric ACS patients to investigate whether factors during the initial hospitalization were associated with recurrent ACS episodes. There were 386 episodes of ACS: 149 had only 1 episode of ACS, and 76 had >1 episode of ACS; 172 (76.4%) had hemoglobin SS, and 39 (17.3%) had hemoglobin SC. The most common presenting features were fever (83%), pain (70%), and cough (61%), which changed with the number of ACS episodes...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198698/successful-intravenous-immunoglobulin-treatment-in-pediatric-severe-dress-syndrome
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Nufar Marcus, Keren Smuel, Moran Almog, Dario Prais, Rachel Straussberg, Daniel Landau, Oded Scheuerman
BACKGROUND: Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) is a rare, potentially life-threatening delayed drug-induced hypersensitivity reaction. The most frequently reported drugs causing DRESS are aromatic antiepileptic agents. Prompt withdrawal of the offending drug and administering systemic corticosteroids is the most widely accepted and used treatment. The treatment of severe DRESS not responsive to systemic corticosteroids is uncertain. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe a case series of pediatric patients with DRESS who were treated successfully with intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIGs)...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198212/rubella-vaccination-in-india-identifying-broad-consequences-of-vaccine-introduction-and-key-knowledge-gaps
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A K Winter, S Pramanik, J Lessler, M Ferrari, B T Grenfell, C J E Metcalf
Rubella virus infection typically presents as a mild illness in children; however, infection during pregnancy may cause the birth of an infant with congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). As of February 2017, India began introducing rubella-containing vaccine (RCV) into the public-sector childhood vaccination programme. Low-level RCV coverage among children over several years can result in an increase in CRS incidence by increasing the average age of infection without sufficiently reducing rubella incidence. We evaluated the impact of RCV introduction on CRS incidence across India's heterogeneous demographic and epidemiological contexts...
December 4, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198174/intracranial-complications-of-midline-nasal-dermoid-cysts
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Dries Opsomer, Toon Allaeys, Ann-Sofie Alderweireldt, Edward Baert, Nathalie Roche
BACKGROUND: Nasal dermoid cysts are common tumors in children. Due to anomalies in embryologic development of the nasal complex, sometimes an intracranial extension exists. When these cysts become infected they can lead to meningitis, brain abscess and death. METHODS: We report the case of a 1.5-year-old girl admitted to the paediatric intensive care unit after infection of a nasal dermoid cyst. RESULTS: The infant had a spiking fever and epileptic seizures...
December 4, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195830/retrograde-intrarenal-surgery-using-ureteral-access-sheaths-is-a-safe-and-effective-treatment-for-renal-stones-in-children-weighing-20%C3%A2-kg
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Alfredo Berrettini, Luca Boeri, Emanuele Montanari, Mirella Mogiatti, Pietro Acquati, Elisa De Lorenzis, Andrea Gallioli, Erika Adalgisa De Marco, Dario Guido Minoli, Gianantonio Manzoni
INTRODUCTION: Surgical treatment of pediatric kidney stones has changed dramatically in recent years because of the miniaturization of surgical instruments and the availability of intracorporeal lithotripters. The retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) technique is nowadays considered an effective and safe procedure but studies in very young children are lacking and use of a ureteral access sheath (UAS) has also been debated. OBJECTIVE: To assess safety and efficacy of RIRS using UAS in children weighing < 20 kg...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191628/resurgence-of-scarlet-fever-in-england-2014-16-a-population-based-surveillance-study
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Theresa Lamagni, Rebecca Guy, Meera Chand, Katherine L Henderson, Victoria Chalker, James Lewis, Vanessa Saliba, Alex J Elliot, Gillian E Smith, Stephen Rushton, Elizabeth A Sheridan, Mary Ramsay, Alan P Johnson
BACKGROUND: After decades of decreasing scarlet fever incidence, a dramatic increase was seen in England beginning in 2014. Investigations were launched to assess clinical and epidemiological patterns and identify potential causes. METHODS: In this population-based surveillance study, we analysed statutory scarlet fever notifications held by Public Health England from 1911 to 2016 in England and Wales to identify periods of sudden escalation of scarlet fever. Characteristics of cases and outbreaks in England including frequency of complications and hospital admissions were assessed and compared with the pre-upsurge period...
November 27, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189607/the-effect-of-the-oral-probiotic-streptococcus-salivarius-k12-on-group-a-streptococcus-pharyngitis-a-pragmatic-trial-in-schools
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Hélène Doyle, Nevil Pierse, Ramona Tiatia, Deborah Williamson, Michael Baker, Julian Crane
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of the oral probiotic S. salivarius K12 (K12) in preventing Group A streptococcus (GAS) pharyngitis in 5-14 year old children at high risk of acute rheumatic fever (ARF). New Zealand has high rates of ARF amongst Māori and Pacific children. Children were already enrolled in a school based Ministry of Health throat swabbing and treatment program. Children self-identified and reported sore throats daily and were swabbed twice weekly...
November 15, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189528/incidence-and-diagnostic-evaluation-of-postoperative-fever-in-pediatric-patients-with-neuromuscular-disorders
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Mohamed A A Yousef, Darius Dranginis, Scott Rosenfeld
BACKGROUND: Children with neuromuscular disorders have a significant chance of developing scoliosis and/or hip dislocation during childhood and adolescence and often undergo surgical reconstruction. Because of their high rate of medical comorbidities, these patients are at higher risk of postoperative complications and are therefore often comanaged, along with orthopaedics, by pediatric medicine and critical care teams. Fever during the postoperative stay is a frequent occurrence and often prompts extensive diagnostic workup which increases the cost and burden on the health system but have unclear effects on the care of the patient...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189130/nuclear-medicine-imaging-in-fever-of-unknown-origin-the-new-paradigm
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Christopher J Palestro, Charito Love
Fever of unknown origin, or FUO, is a challenging condition for patients and clinicians. In up to 50% of cases no diagnosis is established. Patient workup begins with comprehensive history, physical examination and laboratory tests. Radionuclide imaging has been a second-line procedure. Gallium-67 citrate, which accumulates in infection, inflammation, and tumor, was for many years, the radionuclide test of choice in the workup of FUO. The 24-72 hours between injection and imaging, relatively high radiation dose to patients, and suboptimal image quality are significant disadvantages; imaging results are variable...
November 29, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187579/urinary-tract-infection-antibiotic-trial-study-design-a-systematic-review
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Romain Basmaci, Konstantinos Vazouras, Julia Bielicki, Laura Folgori, Yingfen Hsia, Theoklis Zaoutis, Mike Sharland
CONTEXT: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) represent common bacterial infections in children. No guidance on the conduct of pediatric febrile UTI clinical trials (CTs) exist. OBJECTIVE: To assess the criteria used for patient selection and the efficacy end points in febrile pediatric UTI CTs. DATA SOURCES: Medline, Embase, Cochrane central databases, and clinicaltrials.gov were searched between January 1, 1990, and November 24, 2016. STUDY SELECTION: We combined Medical Subject Headings terms and free-text terms for "urinary tract infections" and "therapeutics" and "clinical trials" in children (0-18 years), identifying 3086 articles...
November 29, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186241/clinical-features-of-von-zumbusch-type-of-generalized-pustular-psoriasis-in-children-a-retrospective-study-of-26-patients-in-southwestern-china
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Qian Wang, Wei Liu, Lixia Zhang
BACKGROUND: Von Zumbusch type of generalized pustular psoriasis is a rare variant of psoriasis in children. It can occur in patients with or without psoriasis vulgaris. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to discuss the precipitating factors, clinical manifestations, laboratory data and therapy of von Zumbusch type of generalized pustular psoriasis in children from southwestern China and to improve the diagnosis and treatment level. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted for inpatients aged 14 years old or less with von Zumbusch type of generalized pustular psoriasis in our department from 2005 to 2014...
May 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
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