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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097845/-fatal-case-of-rickettsiosis-in-a-toddler-from-southeastern-mexico
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César Lugo-Caballero, Karla Dzul-Rosado, Georgina Rodríguez-Moreno, Raúl Tello-Martín, Karina López-Ávila, Jorge Zavala-Castro
Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a disease caused by Rickettsia rickettsii, a bacteria transmitted by infected ticks. It is characterized by fever, exanthema, arthralgias and myalgias; but sometimes its clinical presentation is non specific. Due to its similarities with other exanthematic diseases like dengue or chikungunya, Rocky Mountain spotted fever is not a first line diagnosis, even though countries like Mexico show the ecologic and socioeconomic characteristics that favor its transmission, with a 30% mortality rate among pediatric patients...
February 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093988/adherence-to-secondary-prophylaxis-for-acute-rheumatic-fever-and-rheumatic-heart-disease-a-systematic-review
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Priya Minaxi Kevat, Benjamin M Reeves, Alan R Ruben, Ronny Gunnarsson
BACKGROUND: Optimal delivery of regular benzathine penicillin G (BPG) injections prescribed as secondary prophylaxis for acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is vital to preventing disease morbidity and cardiac sequelae in affected pediatric and young adult populations. However, poor uptake of secondary prophylaxis remains a significant challenge to ARF/RHD control programs. OBJECTIVE: In order to facilitate better understanding of this challenge and thereby identify means to improve service delivery, this systematic literature review explored rates of adherence and factors associated with adherence to secondary prophylaxis for ARF and RHD worldwide...
January 16, 2017: Current Cardiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089410/microparticle-detection-to-guide-platelet-management-for-the-reduction-of-platelet-refractoriness-in-children-a-study-proposal
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Peter Kanzler, Andrew Mahoney, Gerda Leitner, Volker Witt, Elisabeth Maurer-Spurej
Microparticles have been shown to shed from a variety of viable cells as a consequence of inflammatory processes, activation or physical stress. Seventy to 90% of circulating microparticles are thought to be platelet-derived. The content of microparticles in blood collected from normal blood donors is highly variable and transfers into the final blood component. Elevated microparticle content (MPC) in donor blood might indicate an asymptomatic clinical condition of the donor which might affect the transfusion recipient, particularly pediatric patients...
December 29, 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088248/the-spectrum-of-rheumatic-in-patient-diagnoses-at-a-pediatric-hospital-in-kenya
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Angela Migowa, Inés Colmegna, Carol Hitchon, Eugene Were, Evelyn Ng'ang'a, Thomas Ngwiri, John Wachira, Sasha Bernatsky, Rosie Scuccimarri
BACKGROUND: Pediatric rheumatic diseases are chronic illnesses that can cause considerable disease burden to children and their families. There is limited epidemiologic data on these diseases in East Africa. The aim of this study was to assess the spectrum of pediatric rheumatic diagnoses in an in-patient setting and determine the accuracy of ICD-10 codes in identifying these conditions. METHODS: Medical records from Gertrude's Children's Hospital in Kenya were reviewed for patients diagnosed with "diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue" as per ICD-10 diagnostic codes assigned at discharge between January and December 2011...
January 14, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079808/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-pediatric-benign-pneumoperitoneum-a-case-report-series-of-9-patients
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Shou-Xing Duan, Zong-Bo Sun, Guang-Huan Wang, Jun Zhong, Wen-Hui Ou, Ma-Xian Fu, Fu-Sheng Wang, Shu-Hua Ma, Jian-Hong Li
INTRODUCTION: Benign pneumoperitoneum (BPPT) is defined as asymptomatic free intraabdominal air or as pneumoperitoneum without peritonitis. Symptomatic free air requires surgical anagement, but management of asymptomatic pneumoperitoneum is controversial. In this study, we investigate the diagnosis and treatment of BPPT in children. CLINICAL FINDINGS: The clinical data of 9 pediatric patients with BPPT who were admitted to our hospital from January 2000 to January 2015 were retrospectively analyzed to summarize the diagnosis and treatment...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077074/single-and-multiple-viral-respiratory-infections-in-children-disease-and-management-cannot-be-related-to-a-specific-pathogen
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Jérôme O Wishaupt, Tjeerd van der Ploeg, Ronald de Groot, Florens G A Versteegh, Nico G Hartwig
BACKGROUND: The number of viral pathogens associated with pediatric acute respiratory tract infection (ARI) has grown since the introduction of reverse transcription real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assays. Multiple viruses are detected during a single ARI episode in approximately a quarter of all cases. The clinical relevance of these multiple detections is unclear, as is the role of the individual virus. We therefore investigated the correlation between clinical data and RT-PCR results in children with single- and multiple viral ARI...
January 11, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072664/clinical-pathway-effectiveness-febrile-young-infant-clinical-pathway-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department
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Ashlee Lynn Murray, Elizabeth Alpern, Jane Lavelle, Cynthia Mollen
OBJECTIVE: Young infants are often treated in emergency departments (EDs) for febrile illnesses. Any delay in care or ineffective management could lead to increased patient morbidity and mortality. A standardized ED clinical pathway may improve care for these patients. The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of a febrile young infant clinical pathway implemented in a large, urban children's hospital ED on the timeliness and consistency of care. METHODS: This study used a before-and-after retrospective observational study design comparing 2 separate periods: prepathway from September 2007 through August 2008 and postpathway from September 2009 through August 2010...
January 9, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070763/uveitis-in-childhood-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-a-multicenter-survey
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Paola Pinheiro Kahwage, Mariana Paes Leme Ferriani, João M Furtado, Luciana Martins de Carvalho, Gecilmara Salviato Pileggi, Francisco Hugo Rodrigues Gomes, Maria Teresa Terreri, Claudia Saad Magalhães, Rosa Maria Rodrigues Pereira, Silvana Brasilia Sacchetti, Roberto Marini, Eloisa Bonfá, Clovis Artur Silva, Virgínia Paes Leme Ferriani
The aim of this study is to assess uveitis prevalence in a large cohort of childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) patients. A retrospective multicenter cohort study including 852 cSLE patients was performed in ten pediatric rheumatology centers (Brazilian cSLE group). An investigator meeting was held and all participants received database training. Uveitis was diagnosed through clinical assessment by the uveitis expert ophthalmologist of each center. Patients with and without uveitis were assessed for lupus clinical/laboratory features and treatments...
January 9, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058158/a-rare-cause-of-proptosis-in-childhood-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis
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Mustafa Vatansever, Esra Vatansever, Erdem Dinç, Ayça Sarı, Tuba Kara
A three-year-old male patient was admitted to the clinic with proptosis in his right eye. He had a history of fever with an unknown etiology. In examination, right proptosis was observed and an immobile mass was palpated at the lateral wall of the right orbita. Eye movement was unrestricted in all directions and anterior and posterior segment examination was normal in both eyes. On computed tomography, diffuse bone destruction and expansion was observed in the right orbital lateral wall and other cranial bones...
August 2016: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045840/acute-dystonia-versus-neuroleptic-malignant-syndrome-without-fever-in-an-eight-year-old-child
#10
Rita Sridaran, Chadd E Nesbit
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is a rare but potentially fatal complication of the use of certain medications. It is being seen more often in the pediatric population because of the increasing use of both typical and atypical antipsychotics in children. Rapid recognition of NMS is important to emergency physicians because timely treatment can be life saving. Acute dystonia is also a well-known and more common adverse effect of certain types of antipsychotics, more commonly seen with the typical antipsychotics versus the atypical antipsychotics...
January 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044426/children-after-renal-transplantation-hospitalized-for-fever-is-empirical-antibiotic-treatment-always-justified
#11
Liat Ashkenazi-Hoffnung, Miriam Davidovits, Efraim Bilavsky, Reem Yassin, Eran Rom, Jacob Amir
Infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality after renal transplantation. However, data focusing on children are scarce. The objective of this study was to investigate the frequency and predictors of bacterial infection in pediatric renal transplant recipients in a specific setting of hospitalization due to fever. Clinical and laboratory data were retrospectively collected for all pediatric renal transplant recipients hospitalized for fever in a national renal transplantation center from 2004 to 2012...
January 2, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031453/acute-liver-failure-meets-soph-syndrome-a-case-report-on-an-intermediate-phenotype
#12
Fanny Kortüm, Iris Marquardt, Malik Alawi, Georg Christoph Korenke, Stephanie Spranger, Peter Meinecke, Kerstin Kutsche
Acute liver failure (ALF) is a life-threatening condition in the absence of preexisting liver disease in children. The main clinical presentation comprises hepatic dysfunction, elevated liver biochemical values, and coagulopathy. The etiology of ALF remains unclear in most affected children; however, the recent identification of mutations in the neuroblastoma amplified sequence (NBAS) gene in autosomal recessively inherited ALF has shed light on the cause of a subgroup of fever-triggered pediatric ALF episodes...
January 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030517/pain-assessment-in-children-younger-than-8-years-in-out-of-hospital-emergency-medicine-reliability-and-validity-of-evendol-score
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Alexandra Beltramini, Michel Galinski, Jean Louis Chabernaud, Ramon Ruiz Almenar, Michael Tsapis, Nathalie Sybille Goddet, Katia Kessous, Bruno Falissard, Elisabeth Fournier-Charrière
OBJECTIVE: Pain in children is underestimated and undertreated in out-of-hospital emergency medicine. In this setting, caregivers need a reliable pain scale, but none has been validated. A single observational pain scale for all children younger than 8 years, EVENDOL, has been validated in emergency pediatric units. We study the feasibility of EVENDOL score in an out-of-hospital emergency setting. METHODS: This prospective multicenter study included all conscious children younger than 8 years transported by a mobile intensive care unit between October 2008 and May 2010...
December 28, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027807/-thoracoscopic-lobectomy-for-the-treatment-of-tracheal-bronchus-a-pediatric-case-report
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Carlos García-Hernández, Lourdes Carvajal Figueroa, Ángel Celorio Alcántara, Sergio Landa-Juárez, Edmur Salinas Hernández
BACKGROUND: Tracheal bronchus is considered a rare, congenital anomaly, which implies the abnormal origin of a bronchus. When related to repetitive infections the bronchus must be resected, usually via an open procedure. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper is to present the case of a patient with tracheal bronchus of the upper right lobe who presented with repetitive pneumonias. Additionally, this text intends to expose the methodology for its diagnosis and surgical resolution through a thoracoscopic lobectomy...
December 24, 2016: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027279/the-influence-of-the-route-of-antibiotic-administration-methicillin-susceptibility-vancomycin-duration-and-serum-trough-concentration-on-outcomes-of-pediatric-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremic-osteoarticular-infection
#15
J Chase McNeil, Sheldon L Kaplan, Jesus G Vallejo
BACKGROUND: Bacteremia is often one factor used in deciding the need for prolonged intravenous antimicrobial therapy in osteoarticular infections (OAI). We examined treatment practices and outcomes of bacteremic S. aureus osteoarticular infections (BOAI) evaluated at Texas Children's Hospital (TCH). METHODS: Cases of acute hematogenous OAI in children with positive blood cultures for S. aureus at TCH from 2011-2014 were reviewed. Orthopedic complications included chronic osteomyelitis, growth arrest, pathologic fracture, avascular necrosis and chronic dislocation...
December 23, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027170/rare-and-serious-complications-of-sinusitis-in-pediatric-patients-epidural-abscess
#16
Recep Sade, Gökhan Polat
Intracranial abscess has serious mortality. Therefore, early diagnosis and treatment is important. Intracranial abscess is rarely seen as a complication of sinusitis. Specially in children it has been reported rarely. Fever and headache can indicate complications in children.
December 23, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024491/-children-s-nk-t-cell-lymphoma-associated-hemophagocytic-syndrome-clinical-analysis-of-6-cases
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Yong-Zhi Zheng, Hao Zheng, Jian Li, Shao-Hua LE, Xue-Ling Hua, Zai-Sheng Chen, Ling Zheng, Mei Li, Yi-Qiao Chen, Qin-Li Gao, Jing-Hui Yang, Jian-Da Hu
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical features, treatment and prognosis of patients with NK/T cell lymphoma-associated hemophagocytic syndrome(NK/T-LAHPS). METHODS: Retrospective analysis was used to explore the clinical data of 6 children with NK/T-LAHPS who were admitted in Department of Pediatric Hematology of Fujian Medical University Union Hospital from July 2012 to June 2016. The 6 patients included 4 boys and 2 girls, with a median age of 4 years(range 1.75 to 11)...
December 2016: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018466/a-young-child-of-anti-nmda-receptor-encephalitis-presenting-with-epilepsia-partialis-continua-the-first-pediatric-case-in-korea
#18
Eun-Hee Kim, Yeo Jin Kim, Tae-Sung Ko, Mi-Sun Yum, Jun Hwa Lee
Anti-N-methyl D-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis, recently recognized as a form of paraneoplastic encephalitis, is characterized by a prodromal phase of unspecific illness with fever that resembles a viral disease. The prodromal phase is followed by seizures, disturbed consciousness, psychiatric features, prominent abnormal movements, and autonomic imbalance. Here, we report a case of anti-NMDAR encephalitis with initial symptoms of epilepsia partialis continua in the absence of tumor. Briefly, a 3-year-old girl was admitted to the hospital due to right-sided, complex partial seizures without preceding febrile illness...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011610/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-pediatric-patients-with-ebola-virus-disease-admitted-to-treatment-units-in-liberia-and-sierra-leone-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Michael A Smit, Ian C Michelow, Justin Glavis-Bloom, Vanessa Wolfman, Adam C Levine
: In a large, retrospective cohort of Ebola virus-infected children aged <18 years, the odds of death were ≥5-fold higher if patients were aged <5 years, had evidence of bleeding, or real-time polymerase chain reaction cycle threshold value ≤20. BACKGROUND: The clinical and virologic characteristics of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in children have not been thoroughly documented. METHODS: Consecutive children aged <18 years with real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)-confirmed EVD were enrolled retrospectively in 5 Ebola treatment units in Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2014/2015...
October 25, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998318/management-of-severe-dengue-hemorrhagic-fever-and-bleeding-complications-in-a-primigravida%C3%A2-patient-a-case-report
#20
Hori Hariyanto, Corry Quando Yahya, Primartanto Wibowo, Oloan E Tampubolon
BACKGROUND: The incidence of dengue hemorrhagic fever is increasing among the adult population living in endemic areas. The disease carries a 0.73% fatality rate for the general population, but what happens when the disease strikes a special subpopulation group, the obstetrics? Perhaps the important question specific to this special subpopulation revolves around the right time and mode of delivery under severe coagulopathy and plasma leakage in conditions of imminent delivery. CASE PRESENTATION: A 24-year-old primigravid Sundanese woman presented to our intensive care unit due to acute pulmonary edema secondary to massive plasma leakage caused by severe dengue...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
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