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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097438/attitudes-towards-fever-amongst-uk-paediatric-intensive-care-staff
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Thomas Brick, Rachel S Agbeko, Patrick Davies, Peter J Davis, Akash Deep, Peter-Marc Fortune, David P Inwald, Amy Jones, Richard Levin, Kevin P Morris, John Pappachan, Samiran Ray, Shane M Tibby, Lyvonne N Tume, Mark J Peters
: The role played by fever in the outcome of critical illness in children is unclear. This survey of medical and nursing staff in 35 paediatric intensive care units and transport teams in the United Kingdom and Ireland established attitudes towards the management of children with fever. Four hundred sixty-two medical and nursing staff responded to a web-based survey request. Respondents answered eight questions regarding thresholds for temperature control in usual clinical practice, indications for paracetamol use, and readiness to participate in a clinical trial of permissive temperature control...
January 18, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096254/factors-predicting-antibiotic-prescription-and-referral-to-hospital-for-children-with-respiratory-symptoms-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomised-controlled-study-at-out-of-hours-services-in-primary-care
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Ingrid Keilegavlen Rebnord, Hogne Sandvik, Anders Batman Mjelle, Steinar Hunskaar
OBJECTIVES: Acute respiratory infections and fever among children are highly prevalent in primary care. It is challenging to distinguish between viral and bacterial infections. Norway has a relatively low prescription rate of antibiotics, but it is still regarded as too high as the antimicrobial resistance is increasing. The aim of the study was to identify predictors for prescribing antibiotics or referral to hospital among children. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of a randomised controlled study...
January 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063133/a-clinical-and-safety-review-of-paracetamol-and-ibuprofen-in-children
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REVIEW
Dipak J Kanabar
The antipyretic analgesics, paracetamol, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents NSAIDs are one of the most widely used classes of medications in children. The aim of this review is to determine if there are any clinically relevant differences in safety between ibuprofen and paracetamol that may recommend one agent over the other in the management of fever and discomfort in children older than 3 months of age.
January 6, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031314/paracetamol-use-during-pregnancy-and-attention-and-executive-function-in-offspring-at-age-5-years
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Zeyan Liew, Cathrine Carlsen Bach, Robert F Asarnow, Beate Ritz, Jørn Olsen
BACKGROUND: Recent studies suggested that inutero exposure to paracetamol, the most common pain and fever medication used in pregnancy, may affect neurodevelopment in offspring. We aim to examine whether maternal use of paracetamol during pregnancy affects the attention and executive function of children at age 5 years. METHODS: We studied 1491 mothers and children enrolled in the Danish National Birth Cohort (DNBC; 1996-2002). Prenatal paracetamol use was prospectively recorded in three telephone interviews...
December 28, 2016: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977844/paracetamol-acetaminophen-or-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-alone-or-combined-for-pain-relief-in-acute-otitis-media-in-children
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REVIEW
Alies Sjoukes, Roderick P Venekamp, Alma C van de Pol, Alastair D Hay, Paul Little, Anne Gm Schilder, Roger Amj Damoiseaux
BACKGROUND: Acute otitis media (AOM) is one of the most common childhood infectious diseases and a significant reason for antibiotic prescriptions in children worldwide. Pain from middle ear infection and pressure behind the eardrum is the key symptom of AOM. Ear pain is central to children's and parents' experience of the illness. Because antibiotics provide only marginal benefits, analgesic treatment including paracetamol (acetaminophen) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is regarded as the cornerstone of AOM management in children...
15, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958254/parental-beliefs-and-practices-regarding-childhood-fever-in-turkish-primary-care
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E Yavuz, E Yayla, S E Cebeci, E Kırımlı, R Ş Gümüştakım, L Çakır, S Doğan
BACKGROUND: Fever is a very common problem in pediatric age and is one of the most common reasons parents seek medical attention. We aimed to investigate beliefs, habits, and concerns of Turkish parents regarding their children's fever. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional survey which was conducted as face-to-face interviews by family physicians from April to June 2014 in family healthcare centers in nine different cities in Turkey. Parents with a child with fever aged between 0 and 14 years were interviewed...
January 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810155/2016-update-of-the-italian-pediatric-society-guidelines-for-management-of-fever-in-children
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Elena Chiappini, Elisabetta Venturini, Giulia Remaschi, Nicola Principi, Riccardo Longhi, Pier-Angelo Tovo, Paolo Becherucci, Francesca Bonsignori, Susanna Esposito, Filippo Festini, Luisa Galli, Bice Lucchesi, Alessandro Mugelli, Gian Luigi Marseglia, Maurizio de Martino
OBJECTIVE: To review new scientific evidence to update the Italian guidelines for managing fever in children as drafted by the panel of the Italian Pediatric Society. STUDY DESIGN: Relevant publications in English and Italian were identified through search of MEDLINE and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews from May 2012 to November 2015. RESULTS: Previous recommendations are substantially reaffirmed. Antipyretics should be administered with the purpose to control the child's discomfort...
January 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781110/why-fever-phobia-is-still-common
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Suzan Gunduz, Esma Usak, Tulin Koksal, Metin Canbal
BACKGROUND: Fever is a reliable sign of illness, but it also evokes fear and anxiety. It is not the fever itself but the fear of possible complications and accompanying symptoms that is important for pediatricians and parents. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate maternal understanding of fever, its potential consequences, and impacts on the treatment of children. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A questionnaire was use to explore the attitudes, knowledge, and practices of mothers of 861 children brought to four medical centers in different regions of Turkey in 2012, with fever being the chief complaint...
August 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733747/national-modulators-of-symptomatic-fever-management-in-children-comparative-analysis-of-survey-data
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Sebastiano A Lava, Maristella Santi, Gregorio P Milani, Mario G Bianchetti, Giacomo D Simonetti
BACKGROUND: In symptomatic fever management of children, cultural differences have been detected. We aimed at investigating the presence of national modulators of symptomatic fever management. METHODS: We analyzed the data collected in the context of the Swiss national survey on symptomatic fever management in children and of an adapted version of that survey performed in Lombardy (Northern Italy). RESULTS: Ibuprofen (p<0.001) and an alternation regimen with 2 drugs (p<0...
October 12, 2016: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27541270/effects-of-prophylactic-ibuprofen-and-paracetamol-administration-on-the-immunogenicity-and-reactogenicity-of-the-10-valent-pneumococcal-non-typeable-haemophilus-influenzae-protein-d-conjugated-vaccine-phid-cv-co-administered-with-dtpa-combined-vaccines-in-children
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Oana Falup-Pecurariu, Sorin C Man, Mihai L Neamtu, Gratiana Chicin, Ginel Baciu, Carmen Pitic, Alexandra C Cara, Andrea E Neculau, Marin Burlea, Ileana L Brinza, Cristina N Schnell, Valentina Sas, Valeriu V Lupu, Nancy François, Kristien Swinnen, Dorota Borys
Prophylactic paracetamol administration impacts vaccine immune response; this study ( www.clinicaltrials.gov : NCT01235949) is the first to assess PHiD-CV immunogenicity following prophylactic ibuprofen administration. In this phase IV, multicenter, open-label, randomized, controlled, non-inferiority study in Romania (November 2010-December 2012), healthy infants were randomized 3:3:3:1:1:1 to prophylactically receive immediate, delayed or no ibuprofen (IIBU, DIBU, NIBU) or paracetamol (IPARA, DPARA, NPARA) after each of three primary doses (PHiD-CV at age three/four/five months co-administered with DTPa-HBV-IPV/Hib at three/five and DTPa-IPV/Hib at four months) or booster dose (PHiD-CV and DTPa-HBV-IPV/Hib; 12-15 months)...
August 19, 2016: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27479646/prenatal-use-of-acetaminophen-and-child-iq-a-danish-cohort-study
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Zeyan Liew, Beate Ritz, Jasveer Virk, Onyebuchi A Arah, Jørn Olsen
BACKGROUND: Acetaminophen (paracetamol) is the most commonly used pain and fever medication during pregnancy, and recently has been linked to hyperactivity and behavioral problems in children. We examine whether prenatal use of acetaminophen affects children's intelligence quotient (IQ). METHODS: We studied 1,491 mothers and children enrolled in the Danish National Birth Cohort (DNBC; 1996-2002). Acetaminophen use in pregnancy was prospectively recorded in three telephone interviews...
November 2016: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27458336/genetic-syndromes-maternal-diseases-and-antenatal-factors-associated-with-autism-spectrum-disorders-asd
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REVIEW
Asher Ornoy, Liza Weinstein-Fudim, Zivanit Ergaz
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affecting about 1% of all children is associated, in addition to complex genetic factors, with a variety of prenatal, perinatal, and postnatal etiologies. In addition, ASD is often an important clinical presentation of some well-known genetic syndromes in human. We discuss these syndromes as well as the role of the more important prenatal factors affecting the fetus throughout pregnancy which may also be associated with ASD. Among the genetic disorders we find Fragile X, Rett syndrome, tuberous sclerosis, Timothy syndrome, Phelan-McDermid syndrome, Hamartoma tumor syndrome, Prader-Willi and Angelman syndromes, and a few others...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27458064/ibuprofen-in-paediatrics-pharmacology-prescribing-and-controversies
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Camilla Moriarty, Will Carroll
Ibuprofen, a propionic acid derivative, is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. The oral formulation is widely used in paediatric practice and after paracetamol it is one of the most common drugs prescribed for children in hospital. The treatment of fever with antipyretics such as ibuprofen is controversial as fever is the normal response of the body to infection and unless the child becomes distressed or symptomatic, fever alone should not be routinely treated. Combined treatment with paracetamol and ibuprofen is commonly undertaken but almost certainly is not helpful...
December 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Education and Practice Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27393615/childhood-fever-in-well-child-clinics-a-focus-group-study-among-doctors-and-nurses
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Kirsten K B Peetoom, Luc J L Ploum, Jacqueline J M Smits, Nicky S J Halbach, Geert-Jan Dinant, Jochen W L Cals
BACKGROUND: Fever is common in children aged 0-4 years old and often leads to parental worries and in turn, high use of healthcare services. Educating parents may have beneficial effects on their sense of coping and fever management. Most parents receive information when their child is ill but it might be more desirable to educate parents in the setting of well-child clinics prior to their child becoming ill, in order to prepare parents for future illness management. This study aims to explore experiences of well-child clinic professionals when dealing with childhood fever and current practices of fever information provision to identify starting points for future interventions...
2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27203165/-adverse-drug-reactions-in-pediatrics-experience-of-a-regional-pharmacovigilance-center
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Caroline Saint-Martin, Lukshe Kanagaratnam, Paul de Boissieu, Brahim Azzouz, Malak Abou Taam, Thierry Trenque
AIM: To describe the adverse drug reactions (ADR) and the drugs involved in pediatrics. METHODS: An observational study on all ADR notifications recorded in the French pharmacovigilance database by the Regional Pharmacovigilance Center of Champagne-Ardenne between 1 January 1985 and 31 December 2014 involving children from 0 to 17 years inclusive was performed. For all notifications, we studied the patient and the ADR characteristics. RESULTS: During the study period, 632 notifications were collected...
October 2016: Thérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27118212/pharmacokinetic-properties-of-intramuscular-versus-oral-syrup-paracetamol-in-plasmodium-falciparum-malaria
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Thanaporn Wattanakul, Pramote Teerapong, Katherine Plewes, Paul N Newton, Wirongrong Chierakul, Kamolrat Silamut, Kesinee Chotivanich, Ronnatrai Ruengweerayut, Nicholas J White, Arjen M Dondorp, Joel Tarning
BACKGROUND: Fever is an inherent symptom of malaria in both adults and children. Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is the recommended antipyretic as it is inexpensive, widely available and has a good safety profile, but patients may not be able to take the oral drug reliably. A comparison between the pharmacokinetics of oral syrup and intramuscular paracetamol given to patients with acute falciparum malaria and high body temperature was performed. METHODS: A randomized, open-label, two-treatment, crossover, pharmacokinetic study of paracetamol dosed orally and intramuscularly was conducted...
April 27, 2016: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27077630/adverse-drug-reactions-in-nigerian-children-a-retrospective-review-of-reports-submitted-to-the-nigerian-pharmacovigilance-centre-from-2005-to-2012
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Kennedy Obebi Cliff-Eribo, Helen Sammons, Kristina Star, I Ralph Edwards, Adeline Osakwe, Imti Choonara
BACKGROUND: Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in children recorded in national pharmacovigilance databases in high-income countries have been analysed. Nigeria has a population of 31 million children and became a member of the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring in 2004 since when it has been submitting reports of suspected ADRs to the WHO Global Individual Case Safety Report database, VigiBase. OBJECTIVE: To gain information on reported ADRs in Nigerian children aged 0-17 years in VigiBase from 2005 to 2012...
January 29, 2016: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26923064/antibiotics-for-preventing-suppurative-complications-from-undifferentiated-acute-respiratory-infections-in-children-under-five-years-of-age
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REVIEW
Márcia G Alves Galvão, Marilene Augusta Rocha Crispino Santos, Antonio J L Alves da Cunha
BACKGROUND: Undifferentiated acute respiratory infections (ARIs) are a large and heterogeneous group of infections not clearly restricted to one specific part of the upper respiratory tract, which last for up to seven days. They are more common in pre-school children in low-income countries and are responsible for 75% of the total amount of prescribed antibiotics in high-income countries. One possible rationale for prescribing antibiotics is the wish to prevent bacterial complications...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26889398/rectal-diclofenac-versus-rectal-paracetamol-comparison-of-antipyretic-effectiveness-in-children
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Mohammad Reza Sharif, Mostafa Haji Rezaei, Marzieh Aalinezhad, Golbahareh Sarami, Masoud Rangraz
BACKGROUND: Fever is the most common complaint in pediatric medicine and its treatment is recommended in some situations. Paracetamol is the most common antipyretic drug, which has serious side effects such as toxicity along with its positive effects. Diclofenac is one of the strongest non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs, which has received little attention as an antipyretic drug. OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to compare the antipyretic effectiveness of the rectal form of Paracetamol and Diclofenac...
January 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26861478/prenatal-and-infant-paracetamol-exposure-and-development-of-asthma-the-norwegian-mother-and-child-cohort-study
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Maria C Magnus, Øystein Karlstad, Siri E Håberg, Per Nafstad, George Davey Smith, Wenche Nystad
BACKGROUND: Paracetamol exposure has been positively associated with asthma development. The relative importance of prenatal vs infant exposure and confounding by indication remains elusive. We examined the association of prenatal and infant (first 6 months) paracetamol exposure with asthma development while addressing confounding by indication. METHODS: We used information from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study, including 53169 children for evaluation of current asthma at 3 years, 25394 for current asthma at 7 years and 45607 for dispensed asthma medications at 7 years in the Norwegian Prescription Database...
April 2016: International Journal of Epidemiology
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