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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434051/evidence-of-a-link-between-fever-and-microscopic-hematuria-in-children
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Rama Schwartz, Rotem Distal, Arthur Shapiro, Yehezkel Waisman
Despite the common conception that febrile illnesses are associated with microscopic hematuria in children, a review of the literature failed to disclose supportive evidence. The aim of this study was to evaluate this relationship. Background data were collected for a convenience sample of children aged 4-18 years who presented to the emergency department (ED) of a tertiary pediatric medical center. Vital signs were measured and a midstream urine specimen was collected. Specimens positive for the presence of blood (>5 erythrocytes/μl; Combur 10 Test Strips) were examined microscopically...
April 22, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429246/comparison-of-efficacy-and-safety-of-caspofungin-versus-micafungin-in-pediatric-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients-a-retrospective-analysis
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Natalia Maximova, Giulia Schillani, Roberto Simeone, Alessandra Maestro, Davide Zanon
INTRODUCTION: The high morbidity and mortality associated with invasive fungal infections (IFIs) provide the rationale for antifungal prophylaxis in immuno-compromised pediatric patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Caspofungin and micafungin are antifungal agents of interest for prophylaxis of IFIs because of their potency against Candida and minimal toxicity or interactions with other drugs. Few studies have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of such echinocandins as prophylaxis for IFIs in patients undergoing HSCT...
April 20, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427414/observational-study-of-interleukin-21-il-21-does-not-distinguish-kawasaki-disease-from-other-causes-of-fever-in-children
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Rachel Engelberg, Meghan Martin, Brian H Wrotniak, Mark Daniel Hicar
BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease (KD) is a febrile childhood vasculitis of unknown etiology. The diagnosis is highly concerning as over a quarter of children who fail to receive timely treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) will develop coronary aneurysms. Diagnosis relies on proper symptomatology and is supported by non-specific markers of inflammation. Previous studies have identified elevated plasma levels of interleukin-21 (IL-21) as a sensitive and specific biomarker in KD...
April 20, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426698/extensive-alterations-of-blood-metabolites-in-pediatric-cerebral-malaria
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Sanchit Gupta, Karl Seydel, Miguel A Miranda-Roman, Catherine M Feintuch, Alex Saidi, Ryung S Kim, Gretchen L Birbeck, Terrie Taylor, Johanna P Daily
Cerebral malaria (CM) presents as an encephalopathy and is due to infection with Plasmodium falciparum. Patients are comatose, often with fever, recurrent seizures and this condition is associated with a high mortality rate. The etiology of the coma and seizures are poorly understood. Circulating small molecules and lipids have bioactive functions and alterations in their concentrations have been implicated in seizure disorders and other forms of encephalopathy. We carried out a comprehensive analysis of blood metabolites during CM to explore a biochemical basis of this encephalopathy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422618/school-nurses-on-the-front-lines-of-medicine-connecting-the-dots-scripts-for-success-in-the-evaluation-of-pediatric-rashes
#5
Robert P Olympia
Although skin rashes may not necessarily prompt a visit to the school nurse's office, a rash associated with other systemic symptoms, such as fever, headache, difficulty swallowing or breathing, weakness, or abdominal pain, may cause a child to visit your office. This article describes the initial assessment and management of skin rashes in children and adolescents and delineates reasons that may prompt the school nurse to transfer a student with a rash to a local emergency department.
May 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419275/clinical-care-guideline-for-improving-pediatric-acute-musculoskeletal-infection-outcomes
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Murray D Spruiell, Justin Benjamin Searns, Travis C Heare, Jesse L Roberts, Erin Wylie, Laura Pyle, Nathan Donaldson, Jaime R Stewart, Heather Heizer, Jennifer Reese, Halden F Scott, Kelly Pearce, Colin J Anderson, Mark Erickson, Sarah K Parker
Background.: Acute pediatric musculoskeletal infections are common, leading to significant use of resources and antimicrobial exposure. In order to decrease variability and improve the quality of care, Children's Hospital Colorado implemented a clinical care guideline (CCG) for these infections. The purpose of this study is to evaluate clinical and resource outcomes PRE and POST this CCG. Methods.: Retrospective chart review evaluated patients admitted to a large pediatric quaternary referral center (CHCO) diagnosed with acute osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, pyomyositis, and/or musculoskeletal abscess prior to and after guideline implementation...
April 17, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419020/education-in-the-waiting-room-description-of-a-pediatric-emergency-department-educational-initiative
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Sarah Reid, Gina Neto, Sandy Tse, Ken J Farion, Ariyan Marvizi, Lauren Smith, Chantalle Clarkin, Kristina Rohde, Katherine Moreau
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to understand parents' awareness of and reactions to a slide presentation based waiting-room educational initiative. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study at a Canadian tertiary-care pediatric emergency department (ED) with an annual census of 68,000 visits. An anonymous parental survey was developed de novo, and parents were asked to complete the survey during their low-acuity ED visit over a 2-week study period...
April 18, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413125/transient-dysautonomia-in-an-acute-phase-of-encephalopathy-with-biphasic-seizures-and-late-reduced-diffusion
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Yuko Ichimiya, Noriyuki Kaku, Yasunari Sakai, Fumiya Yamashita, Wakato Matsuoka, Mamoru Muraoka, Satoshi Akamine, Soichi Mizuguchi, Michiko Torio, Yoshitomo Motomura, Yuichiro Hirata, Yoshito Ishizaki, Masafumi Sanefuji, Hiroyuki Torisu, Hidetoshi Takada, Yoshihiko Maehara, Shouichi Ohga
Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity (PSH) is a dysautonomic condition that is associated with various types of acquired brain injuries. Traumatic brain lesions have been documented as the leading cause of PSH. However, detailed clinical features of pediatric PSH caused by intrinsic brain lesions remain to be elusive. We present a 3-year-old boy, who had been diagnosed as having cerebral palsy, developmental delay and epilepsy after perinatal hypoxia-induced brain injury. He developed status epilepticus with fever on the third day of respiratory infection...
April 13, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412951/understanding-discharge-communication-behaviours-in-a-pediatric-emergency-care-context-a-mixed-methods-observation-study-protocol
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Janet A Curran, Andrea Bishop, Amy Plint, Shannon MacPhee, Roger Zemek, Jill Chorney, Mona Jabbour, Stephen Porter, Scott Sawyer
BACKGROUND: One of the most important transitions in the continuum of care for children is discharge to home. Optimal discharge communication between healthcare providers and caregivers (e.g., parents or other guardians) who present to the emergency department (ED) with their children is not well understood. The lack of policies and considerable variation in practice regarding discharge communication in pediatric EDs pose a quality and safety risk for children and their parents. METHODS: The aim of this mixed methods study is to better understand the process and structure of discharge communication in a pediatric ED context to contribute to the design and development of discharge communication interventions...
April 17, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412707/application-of-the-2016-eular-acr-printo-classification-criteria-for-macrophage-activation-syndrome-in-patients-with-adult-onset-still-disease
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Sung Soo Ahn, Byung-Woo Yoo, Seung Min Jung, Sang-Won Lee, Yong-Beom Park, Jason Jungsik Song
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical significance of the 2016 European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR)/American College of Rheumatology (ACR)/Pediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organization (PRINTO) classification criteria for macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) in patients with adult-onset Still disease (AOSD). METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of patients with AOSD with fever who were admitted to Severance Hospital between 2005 and 2016...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403057/fever-in-stevens-johnson-syndrome-and-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis-in-pediatric-cases-laboratory-work-up-and-antibiotic-therapy
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Maren Paulmann, Maja Mockenhaupt
Fever is a symptom that often accompanies skin eruptions, especially in children. It can be a sign of an infectious condition presenting with exanthems or it may precede an exanthematous eruption. Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are severe reactions affecting skin and mucosa with blisters and erosions. High fever occurs in these conditions, frequently before the skin and/or mucosa is affected.
May 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403046/bacterial-osteomyelitis-or-nonbacterial-osteitis-in-children-a-study-involving-the-german-surveillance-unit-for-rare-diseases-in-childhood
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Veit Grote, Colen C G Silier, Agnes M Voit, Annette F Jansson
BACKGROUND: Although bacterial osteomyelitis (BO) is a commonly recognized diagnosis in pediatrics, it is often difficult to distinguish from nonbacterial osteitis (NBO). The goal of our study was to distinguish between the 2 disease entities and better define NBO. METHODS: Using the German Surveillance Unit for Rare Diseases in Childhood (Erhebungseinheit für Seltene Paediatrische Erkrankungen in Deutschland), this prospective study during a 5-year period captured 657 patients at first diagnosis of either BO (n = 378) or NBO (n = 279) while analyzing epidemiologic, clinical and radiologic data...
May 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397145/a-case-of-atypical-ophthalmoplegia-after-chikungunya-fever
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Paromita Dutta, Ankita Sharma
PURPOSE: This study aims to report an unusual case of bilateral diffuse ophthalmoplegia with levator sparing, in a patient after an episode of Chikungunya fever. METHODS: Case report of a five-year-old girl with inability to move both eyes along with decreased near vision. RESULT AND CONCLUSION: Bilateral external ophthalmoplegia has been described as a part of the spectrum of ocular manifestations of this arbovirus-associated fever. This is the first report of its kind in a pediatric patient...
April 10, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392824/posttransplantation-lymphoproliferative-disorder-after-pediatric-solid-organ-transplantation-experiences-of-20-years-in-a-single-center
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Hyung Joo Jeong, Yo Han Ahn, Eujin Park, Youngrok Choi, Nam-Joon Yi, Jae Sung Ko, Sang Il Min, Jong Won Ha, Il-Soo Ha, Hae Il Cheong, Hee Gyung Kang
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical spectrum of posttransplantation lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) after solid organ transplantation (SOT) in children. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 18 patients with PTLD who underwent liver (LT) or kidney transplantation (KT) between January 1995 and December 2014 in Seoul National University Children's Hospital. RESULTS: Eighteen patients (3.9% of pediatric SOTs; LT:KT, 11:7; male to female, 9:9) were diagnosed as having PTLD over the last 2 decades (4...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392823/etiology-and-clinical-characteristics-of-fever-of-unknown-origin-in-children-a-15-year-experience-in-a-single-center
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Yi-Seul Kim, Kyung-Ran Kim, Ji-Man Kang, Jong-Min Kim, Yae-Jean Kim
PURPOSE: Fever is one of the most common symptoms in children. In previous studies, infectious disease was the most common cause of pediatric fever of unknown origin (FUO). The aim of this study is to investigate the etiology, clinical characteristics and prognosis of pediatric FUO in 21 century with more diagnostics available and to analyze the factors for certain disease categories. METHODS: Among the children under 18 years old who were hospitalized at Samsung Medical Center from January 2000 to December 2014, the patients who met the criteria including fever of ≥38...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390934/immunogenicity-and-safety-of-a-quadrivalent-inactivated-influenza-virus-vaccine-compared-with-a-comparator-quadrivalent-inactivated-influenza-vaccine-in-a-pediatric-population-a-phase-3-randomized-noninferiority-study
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Jolanta Airey, Frank R Albano, Daphne C Sawlwin, Alison Graves Jones, Neil Formica, Vince Matassa, Jane Leong
BACKGROUND: Seqirus 2010 Southern Hemisphere split-virion trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV3) was associated with increased febrile reactions in children. Studies in vitro concluded that increasing concentrations of splitting agent decreased residual lipids and attenuated proinflammatory cytokine signals associated with fever. We assessed immunogenicity and safety of a quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV4; produced using higher concentration of splitting agent) versus a United States-licensed comparator IIV4 in healthy children aged 5-17years...
April 5, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382076/multicenter-single-arm-phase-iv-study-of-combined-aspirin-and-high-dose-ivig-sn-therapy-for-pediatric-patients-with-kawasaki-disease
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Kyung Lim Yoon, Hae Yong Lee, Jeong Jin Yu, Jae Young Lee, Mi Young Han, Ki Yong Kim, June Huh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Intravenous immunoglobulin-SN (IVIG-SN) is a new human immunoglobulin product. Its safety is ensured by pathogen-elimination steps comprising solvent/detergent treatment and a nanofiltration process. This multicenter clinical study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of combined aspirin and high-dose IVIG-SN therapy in pediatric patients with Kawasaki disease (KD). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We evaluated coronary artery lesions (CALs) at 2 and 7 weeks after administering IVIG-SN; total fever duration; and variations in erythrocyte sedimentation rate, N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide or B-type natriuretic peptide, and creatine kinase-myocardial band level before and after treatment with IVIG-SN (2 g/kg)...
March 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377661/awareness-of-lebanese-pediatricians-regarding-children-s-oral-health
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Nahla Nassif, Balsam Noueiri, Riad Bacho, Kassem Kassak
Pediatricians have an important role in early identification and prevention of oral health, but they reported lack of knowledge in this field. AIM: the aim of the study is to evaluate the knowledge and attitudes of Lebanese pediatricians regarding children's oral health. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross sectional study including 100 Lebanese pediatricians was performed. They answered 21 questions. Three variables were taken into consideration: The number of years in practice, the place and type of practice...
January 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371256/infectious-complications-in-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-treated-with-the-taiwan-pediatric-oncology-group-protocol-a-16-year-tertiary-single-institution-experience
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Meng-Ju Li, Hsiu-Hao Chang, Yung-Li Yang, Meng-Yao Lu, Pei-Lan Shao, Chun-Min Fu, An-Kuo Chou, Yen-Lin Liu, Kai-Hsin Lin, Li-Min Huang, Dong-Tsamn Lin, Shiann-Tarng Jou
BACKGROUND: Infection is a major complication in pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia during chemotherapy. In this study, the infection characteristics were determined and risk factors analyzed based on the Taiwan Pediatric Oncology Group (TPOG) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) protocol. PROCEDURE: We retrospectively reviewed fever events during chemotherapy in 252 patients treated during two consecutive clinical trials at a single institution between 1997 and 2012...
April 1, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361787/iap-guidelines-on-rickettsial-diseases-in-children
#20
Narendra Rathi, Atul Kulkarni, Vijay Yewale
OBJECTIVE: To formulate practice guidelines on rickettsial diseases in children for pediatricians across India. JUSTIFICATION: Rickettsial diseases are increasingly being reported from various parts of India. Due to low index of suspicion, nonspecific clinical features in early course of disease, and absence of easily available, sensitive and specific diagnostic tests, these infections are difficult to diagnose. With timely diagnosis, therapy is easy, affordable and often successful...
March 15, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
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