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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344358/the-global-problem-of-childhood-diarrhoeal-diseases-emerging-strategies-in-prevention-and-management
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Margaret Mokomane, Ishmael Kasvosve, Emilia de Melo, Jeffrey M Pernica, David M Goldfarb
Acute diarrhoeal diseases remain a leading cause of global morbidity and mortality particularly among young children in resource-limited countries. Recent large studies utilizing case-control design, prospective sampling and more sensitive and broad diagnostic techniques have shed light on particular pathogens of importance and highlighted the previously under recognized impact of these infections on post-acute illness mortality and growth. Vaccination, particularly against rotavirus, has emerged as a key effective means of preventing significant morbidity and mortality from childhood diarrhoeal disease...
January 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330009/the-almanach-project-preliminary-results-and-potentiality-from-afghanistan
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A Bernasconi, F Crabbé, R Rossi, I Qani, A Vanobberghen, M Raab, S Du Mortier
INTRODUCTION: ALMANACH (ALgorithms for the MANagement of Acute CHildhood illnesses) is an electronic version of IMCI (Integrated Management of Childhood Illness) running on tablets. ALMANACH enhances its concept, it integrates well into health staff's daily consultation work and facilitates diagnosis and treatment. ALMANACH informs when to refer a child or to perform a rapid diagnostic test (RDT), recommends the right treatment dosage and synchronizes collected data real time with a Health Management Information System (DHIS2) for epidemiological evaluation and decision making...
December 28, 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329448/the-prevalence-and-management-of-dehydration-amongst-neonatal-admissions-to-general-paediatric-wards-in-kenya-a-clinical-audit
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Samuel Akech, Beatrice Rotich, Mercy Chepkirui, Philip Ayieko, Grace Irimu, Mike English
An audit of randomly selected case records of 810 patients admitted to 13 hospitals between December 2015 and November 2016 was done. Prevalence of dehydration was 19.7% (2293 of 11 636) [95% CI: 17.1-22.6%], range across hospitals was 9.4% to 27.0%. Most cases with dehydration were clinically diagnosed (82 of 153; 53.6%), followed by excessive weight loss (54 of 153; 35.3%) and abnormal urea/electrolytes/creatinine (23 of 153; 15.0%). Documentation of fluids prescribed was poor but, where data were available, Ringers lactate (30 of 153; 19...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325220/profile-risk-factors-and-outcome-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-pediatric-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
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Bikrant Bihari Lal, Seema Alam, Vikrant Sood, Dinesh Rawat, Rajeev Khanna
There are no studies on acute kidney injury (AKI) in pediatric acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF). This study was planned with aim to describe the clinical presentation and outcome of AKI among pediatric ACLF patients METHODS: Data of all children 1-18 years of age presenting with ACLF (APASL definition) was reviewed. AKI was defined as per KDIGO guidelines. Poor outcome was defined as death or need for liver transplant within 3 months of development of AKI RESULTS: A total of 84 children with ACLF presented to us in the study period...
January 11, 2018: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324631/pediatric-appendicitis-association-of-chief-complaint-with-missed-appendicitis
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Zachary Drapkin, Jennifer Dunnick, Troy E Madsen, Matthew Bryce, Jeff E Schunk
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the association between the emergency department (ED) triage chief complaint and rate of missed appendicitis in children. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of patients who presented to a pediatric ED and were diagnosed with appendicitis over 5 years (July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2014). We reviewed the medical record for any additional ED visits in the 7 days preceding the diagnosis of appendicitis. Triage chief complaints were classified as "suggestive of appendicitis" (abdominal pain, right lower quadrant pain, or rule out appendicitis) or "nonspecific" (fever, vomiting, dehydration, etc)...
January 11, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310984/comparison-of-sonographic-inferior-vena-cava-and-aorta-indexes-during-fluid-administered-in-children
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Yun Ang Choi, Hyuksool Kwon, Jin Hee Lee, Jae Yun Jung, Yoo Jin Choi
OBJECTIVES: This prospective, observational study evaluated changes in ultrasound measurements of the inferior vena caval index (IVCI), the aorta diameter/IVC diameter index (Ao/IVCD), and the aorta area/IVC area index (Ao/IVCA) during fluid administration in children requiring intravenous fluid administration. METHODS: Children who presented to the pediatric emergency department with symptoms of dehydration were enrolled between May 2015 and February 2016. The maximum diameter of the aorta, from inner wall to inner wall, and the long and short axis diameters of IVC were measured using a convex array transducer in the transverse view...
January 4, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279643/meckel-s-diverticulitis-masquerading-as-acute-pancreatitis-a-diagnostic-dilemma
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C Danny Darlington, G Fatima Shirly Anitha
Meckel's diverticulum is a remnant of the proximal part of the vitellointestinal duct and is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract. It may either remain asymptomatic or present with myriad of clinical presentations. Gastrointestinal bleeding is the most common presentation in children whereas it is intestinal obstruction in the case of adults. We report a 9-year-old boy who presented with acute onset of periumbilical pain and nonbilious vomiting. His clinical and laboratory parameters were unremarkable, except for serum amylase levels...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274701/sentinel-surveillance-for-rotavirus-in-children-5-years-of-age-admitted-for-diarrheal-illness-to-yangon-children-s-hospital-myanmar-2009-2014
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Theingi Win Myat, Hlaing Myat Thu, Hlaing Myat Kyaw, Khin Mar Aye, Mo Mo Win, Htin Lin, Thin Thin Shwe, Win Mar, Khin Khin Oo, Kyaw Zin Thant
BACKGROUND: Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe acute gastroenteritis (AGE) in children <5 years of age in Myanmar. The purpose of this analysis is to report from the sentinel surveillance system for rotavirus gastroenteritis (RVGE), which collects information on the epidemiology and circulating genotypes to assess the disease burden and support vaccine introduction in Myanmar. METHODS: Prospective, active surveillance for RVGE-associated hospitalizations was conducted during 2009 -2014 at Yangon Children's Hospital...
December 20, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246433/clinical-utility-of-noninvasive-method-to-measure-specific-gravity-in-the-pediatric-population
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Jeanine E Hall, Pauline P Huynh, Ameer P Mody, Vincent J Wang
BACKGROUND: Clinicians rely on any combination of signs and symptoms, clinical scores, or invasive procedures to assess the hydration status in children. Noninvasive tests to evaluate for dehydration in the pediatric population are appealing. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study is to assess the utility of measuring specific gravity of tears compared to specific gravity of urine and the clinical assessment of dehydration. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort convenience sample study, in a pediatric emergency department at a tertiary care children's hospital...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244212/detection-of-enteric-and-non-enteric-adenoviruses-in-gastroenteritis-patients-bangladesh-2012-2015
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Mokibul Hassan Afrad, Tasnuva Avzun, Jahurul Haque, Warda Haque, Mohammad Enayet Hossain, Afm Rajibur Rahman, Shahnawaz Ahmed, Abu Syed Golam Faruque, Mohammed Ziaur Rahman, Mustafizur Rahman
BACKGROUND: Human adenoviruses (HAdVs) are common cause of nonbacterial acute gastroenteritis worldwide. Limited data exist on HAdVs molecular epidemiology associated with acute gastroenteritis in Bangladesh. OBJECTIVE: We describe the genetic diversity and epidemiology of HAdVs among hospitalized diarrhea patients, including HAdV genotypes, clinical symptoms and co-infecting enteric pathogens. STUDY DESIGN: Stool samples were collected from ongoing diarrhea surveillance during 2012-2015...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241618/appropriateness-of-clinical-severity-classification-of-new-who-childhood-pneumonia-guidance-a-multi-hospital-retrospective-cohort-study
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Ambrose Agweyu, Richard J Lilford, Mike English
BACKGROUND: Management of pneumonia in many low-income and middle-income countries is based on WHO guidelines that classify children according to clinical signs that define thresholds of risk. We aimed to establish whether some children categorised as eligible for outpatient treatment might have a risk of death warranting their treatment in hospital. METHODS: We did a retrospective cohort study of children aged 2-59 months admitted to one of 14 hospitals in Kenya with pneumonia between March 1, 2014, and Feb 29, 2016, before revised WHO pneumonia guidelines were adopted in the country...
January 2018: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237494/adherence-to-the-integrated-management-of-childhood-illness-guidelines-in-namibia-kenya-tanzania-and-uganda-evidence-from-the-national-service-provision-assessment-surveys
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Carsten Krüger, Monika Heinzel-Gutenbrunner, Mohammed Ali
BACKGROUND: Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) is regarded as a standard public health approach to lowering child mortality in developing countries. However, little is known about how health workers adhere to the guidelines at the national level in sub-Saharan African countries. METHODS: Data from the Service Provision Assessment surveys of Namibia (NA) (survey year: 2009), Kenya (KE) (2010), Tanzania (TZ) (2006) and Uganda (UG) (2007) were analysed for adherence to the IMCI guidelines by health workers...
December 13, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210920/safety-of-appetite-manipulation-in-children-with-feeding-disorders-admitted-to-an-inpatient-feeding-program
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Alyssa S Pollow, Catherine A Karls, Mary Witzlib, Richard J Noel, Praveen S Goday, Alan H Silverman
OBJECTIVES: Appetite manipulation can be effective in weaning children off gastrostomy tube (G-tube) feeding dependence but can cause dehydration, hypoglycemia and ketone body production, which is anorexigenic. Since the safety of this approach has not been described, our aim was to describe adverse events observed when weaning children from G-tube dependence using our appetite manipulation protocol. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of prospectively collected data of patients who completed our inpatient tube-weaning protocol...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174200/group-2-adrenal-insufficiency-screening-methods-and-confirmation-of-diagnosis
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Philippe Chanson, Laurence Guignat, Bernard Goichot, Olivier Chabre, Dinane Samara Boustani, Rachel Reynaud, Dominique Simon, Antoine Tabarin, Damien Gruson, Yves Reznik, Marie-Laure Raffin Sanson
A diagnosis of adrenal insufficiency should be suspected in the presence of a number of non-specific symptoms (fatigue, anorexia, weight loss, hypotension, hyponatremia and hyperkalemia amongst adrenal causes of insufficiency). The diagnosis should be considered in case of pituitary disease or a state of shock. Treatment should be commenced immediately without waiting for confirmation from biochemical tests, which rely on cortisol level at 8am (expected to be low) and on ACTH level (expected to be high in the case of primary adrenal insufficiency)...
December 2017: Annales D'endocrinologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156484/-perioperative-intravenous-fluid-therapy-in-children
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Robert Sümpelmann
The objective of this consensus-based S1 Guideline for perioperative fluid therapy in children is to maintain or re-establish the child's homeostasis. Therefore, the perioperative fasting times should be as short as possible to prevent patient discomfort, dehydration, and ketoacidosis. For the intraoperative background infusion a physiologically composed balanced isotonic electrolyte solution (BS) with 1 - 2.5% glucose is recommended to maintain normal glucose concentrations and to avoid hyponatremia, hyperchloremia, and lipolysis...
November 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152688/serum-zinc-levels-as-a-predictor-of-severity-of-acute-diarrhea
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Astha Agarwal, Navratan Kumar Gupta, Amit Upadhyay, R K Soni, Dheeraj Shah, Vijay Jaiswal
OBJECTIVE: To determine relationship between serum zinc levels and severity of diarrhea as determined by hydration status, duration of diarrhea and requirement for hospitalization. Also, to compare serum zinc levels in relation to rotavirus status. METHODS: A prospective observational study which included 254 children aged 6 mo to 5 y with diarrhea was conducted. RESULTS: Serum zinc levels could be estimated in 198 children. Median (IQR) serum zinc levels of study population were 73...
November 20, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152544/determinants-and-outcome-of-metabolic-acidosis-in-diarrheal-children-under-5-years-of-age-in-an-urban-critical-care-ward-in-bangladesh
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Sharifuzzaman, Monira Sarmin, Tahmeed Ahmed, Tahmina Alam, Shoeb Bin Islam, Md Munirul Islam, Mohammod Jobayer Chisti
We evaluated the independent determinants and outcome of metabolic acidosis in diarrheal children. Children under 5 years of age admitted with diarrhea and severe respiratory distress in the critical care ward at Dhaka Hospital of icddr,b (International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh) from April 2010 to April 2014 who had their reports of arterial blood gas analyses were enrolled in the study. We compared clinical and laboratory characteristics between the study children with (cases = 74) and without metabolic acidosis (controls = 65)...
2017: Global Pediatric Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152280/mycoplasma-pneumoniae-associated-encephalitis-complicated-by-cerebral-salt-wasting-syndrome
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Ya-Lan Lin, Kun-Long Hung, Chiao-Wei Lo
Cerebral salt wasting syndrome can occur in children with encephalitis. Clinicians should be aware of hyponatremia in patients who develop polyuria with the signs of dehydration and deteriorated consciousness. Furthermore, patients who present with status epilepticus or who are suspected to have high intracranial pressure may have an increased risk of cerebral salt wasting syndrome.
November 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140238/the-effects-of-malnutrition-and-diarrhea-type-on-the-accuracy-of-clinical-signs-of-dehydration-in-children-under-five-a-prospective-cohort-study-in-bangladesh
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Kelly Skrable, Saadiyah Bilal, Rashmi Sharma, Sarah Robertson, Yokabed Ashenafi, Sabiha Nasrin, Nur H Alam, Adam C Levine
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November 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140236/impact-of-childhood-nutritional-status-on-pathogen-prevalence-and-severity-of-acute-diarrhea
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Kirkby D Tickell, Patricia B Pavlinac, Grace C John-Stewart, Donna M Denno, Barbra A Richardson, Jaqueline M Naulikha, Ronald K Kirera, Brett E Swierczewski, Benson O Singa, Judd L Walson
Children with acute and chronic malnutrition are at increased risk of morbidity and mortality following a diarrheal episode. To compare diarrheal disease severity and pathogen prevalence among children with and without acute and chronic malnutrition, we conducted a cross-sectional study of human immunodeficiency virus-uninfected Kenyan children aged 6-59 months, who presented with acute diarrhea. Children underwent clinical and anthropometric assessments and provided stool for bacterial and protozoal pathogen detection...
November 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
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