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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766250/juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-the-role-of-imaging-from-a-rheumatologist-s-perspective
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Clara Malattia, Nikolay Tzaribachev, J Merlijn van den Berg, Silvia Magni-Manzoni
Alongside recent advances in treatment strategies for juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), paediatric rheumatologists have taken increasing interest in the use of imaging. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and musculoskeletal ultrasound, by providing more detailed information on disease activity than clinical examination and conventional radiography (CR), have become helpful diagnostic and managerial tools. The growing skeleton, however, with changing appearances over time, is still challenging in the establishment of valid scoring systems for pathological changes...
June 2018: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757424/continuous-monitoring-of-kidney-transplant-perfusion-with-near-infrared-spectroscopy
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Georgia Malakasioti, Stephen D Marks, Tom Watson, Fariba Williams, Mariesa Taylor-Allkins, Nizam Mamode, Justin Morgan, Wesley N Hayes
Background: Current reliance on clinical, laboratory and Doppler ultrasound (DUS) parameters for monitoring kidney transplant perfusion in the immediate post-operative period in children risks late recognition of allograft hypoperfusion and vascular complications. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a real-time, non-invasive technique for monitoring tissue oxygenation percutaneously. NIRS monitoring of kidney transplant perfusion has not previously been validated to the gold standard of DUS...
May 11, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748981/trial-of-life-well-infants-presenting-more-than-24-h-after-head-injury-with-a-scalp-haematoma-a-10-year-review
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Ahilan Parameswaran, Shmuel Heitner, Deepali Thosar, Adam Fowler, Susan Marks, Fenton O'Leary
AIM: To review the investigation, patterns of injury and short-term outcomes of infants younger than 12 months of age who presented more than 24 h after head injury with an isolated scalp haematoma. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of infants who presented with a head injury to the emergency department of a major paediatric hospital between 2006 and 2016. Patients were included if they presented more than 24 h after the injury, were clinically well and had a documented scalp haematoma...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728436/splenic-cyst-and-its-management-in-a-21-month-old-boy-a-rare-complication-of-invasive-meningococcal-disease
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Jeremy John Pratt, Tom G Connell, Elhamy Bekhit, Nigel W Crawford
Splenic complications of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) are well recognised, though cyst formation is rare, particularly in paediatric populations. The best approach to their management is not yet established. This case outlines the management of a splenic cyst in a 21-month-old boy following severe IMD. The case took place in the context of an acute emergence of serogroup W prompting significant media attention and subsequent change in vaccination practice at a jurisdictional level in Australia. The patient was critically unwell early in the illness, then later a collection in the left upper quadrant was detected, shown on ultrasound to be a 11...
May 4, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705730/paediatric-traumatic-cardiac-arrest-a-delphi-study-to-establish-consensus-on-definition-and-management
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Annette C Rickard, James Vassallo, Tim Nutbeam, Mark D Lyttle, Ian K Maconochie, Doyo G Enki, Jason E Smith
AIMS: Paediatric traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA) is associated with low survival and poor outcomes. The mechanisms that underlie TCA are different from medical cardiac arrest; the approach to treatment of TCA may therefore also need to differ to optimise outcomes. The aim of this study was to explore the opinion of subject matter experts regarding the diagnosis and treatment of paediatric TCA, and to reach consensus on how best to manage this group of patients. METHODS: An online Delphi study was conducted over three rounds, with the aim of achieving consensus (defined as 70% agreement) on statements related to the diagnosis and management of paediatric TCA...
April 28, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681695/use-of-pretherapy-core-biopsy-in-the-diagnosis-of-pediatric-renal-tumors
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Jujju Jacob Kurian, Kenneth R L Nongpiur, Susan Jehangir
Background: Pretreatment core biopsy of pediatric renal tumors has been advocated by United Kingdom Children's Cancer Study Group to circumvent the disadvantage of International Society of Paediatric Oncology protocol, where neoadjuvant chemotherapy initiated without histopathological confirmation can result in over- or under-treatment. Aim: This study aims (a) to assess if pretherapy core biopsy correlates with the nephrectomy biopsy; (b) to assess if neoadjuvant chemotherapy changes Wilms tumor (WT) histology, and (c) to assess the incidence of biopsy site recurrence...
April 2018: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680409/-usefulness-of-early-lung-ultrasound-in-acute-mild-moderate-acute-bronchiolitis-a-pilot-study
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Elia Zoido Garrote, Cristina García Aparicio, Constanza Camila Torrez Villarroel, Antonio Pedro Vega García, Manoel Muñiz Fontán, Ignacio Oulego Erroz
OBJECTIVE: To determine the correlation between the findings seen in early lung ultrasound with the clinical severity scales, and its association with the subsequent progression of the mild-moderate acute bronchiolitis (AB). PATIENTS AND METHODS: An observational prospective study conducted on infants with mild-moderate BA, using lung ultrasound in the first 24hours of hospital care. The lung involvement was graded (range 0-50 points) based on an ultrasound score (ScECO) and 2routinely used clinical scales: the modified Wood Downes Ferres (WDFM), and the Hospital Sant Joan de Deu (HSJD)...
April 18, 2018: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679375/muscle-ultrasound-evaluation-in-healthy-paediatric-subjects-age-related-normative-data
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Silvia Lori, Francesco Lolli, Elisabetta Molesti, Maria Bastianelli, Simonetta Gabbanini, Valentina Saia, Sara Trapani, Marinella Marinoni
INTRODUCTION: The Muscle Ultrasound examination (MUS) is a non-invasive and inexpensive technique for evaluating neuromyopathies. Standardized MUS normative data are incomplete in paediatric subjects. METHODS: We performed a MUS study with 120 healthy children (59 males; mean age 10.44; age range 2-16 years). We measured the width and the echogenicity bilaterally in the following muscles: biceps brachii and brachialis, brachioradialis, forearm-flexors, rectus femori sand vastus intermedius, tibialis anterior, extensor hallucis longus, lateral and medial gastrocnemius ...
April 20, 2018: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651607/detecting-inflammation-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-how-does-ultrasound-compare-to-magnetic-resonance-enterography-using-standardised-scoring-systems
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Joy L Barber, Alexsandra Zambrano-Perez, Øystein E Olsen, Fevronia Kiparissi, Mila Baycheva, Daniela Knaflez, Neil Shah, Tom A Watson
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) is the current gold standard for imaging in inflammatory bowel disease, but ultrasound (US) is a potential alternative. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether US is as good as MRE for the detecting inflamed bowel, using a combined consensus score as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study in children and adolescents <18 years with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) at a tertiary and quaternary centre...
April 13, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643555/ultrasound-guided-internal-jugular-vein-cannulation-in-infants-comparative-evaluation-of-novel-modified-short-axis-out-of-plane-approach-with-conventional-short-axis-out-of-plane-approach
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Amit Rastogi, Aarti Agarwal, Puneet Goyal, Vansh Priya, Sanjay Dhiraaj, Rudrashish Haldar
Background and Aims: Central venous cannulation (CVC) through right internal jugular vein (IJV) route is routinely performed in paediatric patients undergoing major surgery and in those admitted to intensive care units. A novel technique (modified short-axis out-of-plane [MSA-OOP]) to improve first pass success rate of ultrasound-guided IJV CVC in neonates and infants is being compared with conventional SA-OOP method. Methods: A total of 120 patients were enroled in the study over a period of 6 months...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627071/ultrasound-versus-anatomical-landmarks-immediate-complications-in-the-central-venous-catheterization-in-children-under-18-years-of-age
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D Rivera-Tocancipá, E Díaz-Sánchez, C A Montalvo-Arce
INTRODUCTION: The insertion of a central venous line in children and adolescents is technically more difficult, due to the smaller size of the structures. This can lead to an increase in immediate complications, which can be reduced when using ultrasound. In our institution, the percentage of these complications and the use of ultrasound are unknown. OBJECTIVE: To describe the frequency of immediate complications of central venous catheterisation guided by the ultrasound in a general university hospital, compared to the anatomical landmarks technique in children less than 18years of age...
April 4, 2018: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618485/ultrasound-guidance-for-internal-jugular-vein-cannulation-in-picu-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Tiago Henrique de Souza, Marcelo Barciela Brandão, Thiago Martins Santos, Ricardo Mendes Pereira, Roberto José Negrão Nogueira
OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether ultrasound guidance was advantageous over the anatomical landmark technique when performed by inexperienced paediatricians. DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial. SETTING: A paediatric intensive care unit of a teaching hospital. PATIENTS: 80 children (aged 28 days to <14 years). INTERVENTIONS: Internal jugular vein cannulation with ultrasound guidance in real time or the anatomical landmark technique...
April 4, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600927/-a-child-with-abdominal-pain-and-fever-consider-acute-lobar-nephritis-diagnostic-considerations-when-the-appendix-is-invisible-on-ultrasound
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A M Bakker, G H E J Vijgen, N G Hartwig, G A Tramper-Stranders
Acute lobar nephritis (ALN) is a focal interstitial bacterial infection of the renal parenchyma. ALN is described as a midpoint between an acute pyelonephritis and renal abscess. ALN is underdiagnosed in children due to both non-specific symptoms and negative urinalysis/bacteriuria laboratory findings. The gold standard for diagnosis of ALN is CT scanning, however MRI can be considered to avoid radiation exposure. Diagnosing ALN is relevant, because it requires prolonged antibiotic treatment. Insufficient antibiotic treatment could cause renal scarring and subsequent hypertension or renal failure...
2018: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582131/the-role-of-imaging-in-the-management-of-necrotising-enterocolitis-a-multispecialist-survey-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Margareta Ahle, Hans G Ringertz, Erika Rubesova
OBJECTIVES: To investigate current practices and perceptions of imaging in necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) according to involved specialists, put them in the context of current literature, and identify needs for further investigation. METHODS: Two hundred two neonatologists, paediatric surgeons, and radiologists answered a web-based questionnaire about imaging in NEC at their hospitals. The results were descriptively analysed, using proportion estimates with 95% confidence intervals...
March 26, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29577488/cytomorphology-and-sonographic-features-of-ectopic-thymic-tissue-diagnosed-in-paediatric-fna-biopsies
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F A Escobar, L Pantanowitz, J L Picarsic, F E Craig, J P Simons, P A Viswanathan, S Yilmaz, S E Monaco
INTRODUCTION: Ectopic thymic tissue can arise as an asymptomatic neck mass, which may be detected on imaging studies. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of ectopic thymic tissue in paediatric FNAs and to the correlate clinical, radiological and cytomorphological findings. METHODS: FNAs in children with neck and mediastinal lesions performed between January 2012 and July 2016 were reviewed for cases of ectopic thymus. These were then evaluated and correlated with the cytology findings...
March 26, 2018: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564197/conservative-management-of-acalculous-cholecystitis-in-a-seven-year-old-child
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Jessica Y Ng, Jennie Gu
Acute acalculous cholecystitis is an uncommon disease in children and is usually associated with trauma, burns, and infections. Whereas acute acalculous cholecystitis is only seen in 10% of cholecystitis in adults, it is uncommon in the paediatric population. A seven-year-old male presented to the emergency department of a regional hospital with a 36-hour history of right-upper-quadrant abdominal pain. He had associated symptoms of anorexia, nausea, and vomiting. He was septic with raised white cell count and inflammatory markers...
January 20, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29556421/normative-ultrasound-references-for-the-paediatric-wrist-dorsal-soft-tissues
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Karen Rosendahl, Ingvild Sævold Bruserud, Ninnie Oehme, Pétur Benedikt Júlíusson, Laura Tanturri de Horatio, Lil-Sofie Ording Müller, Silvia Magni-Manzoni
Objective: To report novel ultrasound (US) references for the healthy paediatric wrist. Methods: Healthy children and adolescents had an US examination including Doppler, of the right wrist, using a mid-sagittal image through the radiocarpal (RC)/midcarpal (MC) joints. These features were noted: appearances and depth of the recess, with an additional measurement in the flexed position and number of Doppler signals within the recess in close proximity to the joint...
2018: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545436/internal-jugular-vein-aneurysm-in-an-adult-diagnosis-on-non-invasive-imaging
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Elise Chua, Valerie Udom, Dean Y Huang
We report the case of a 48-year-old man with a right fusiform internal jugular venous aneurysm, presenting as a unilateral painless neck swelling on coughing or laughing. This is a rare condition, more commonly seen in the paediatric population and can be diagnosed using non-invasive modalities such as Doppler ultrasound and contrast-enhanced CT. This anomaly is frequently misdiagnosed or overlooked, and our case highlights the importance of considering venous aneurysm as a differential to prevent invasive imaging and inappropriate management...
March 15, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530237/-trichobezoar-as-cause-of-ileus-with-several-perforations-of-the-small-intestine-in-a-15-year-old-girl
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Sophie Ovesen, Michala Herskind Sejr, Peter Andersen
A 15-year-old girl was admitted to the paediatric ward due to abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhoea. Her symptoms could not be explained by the clinical examinations, blood samples or ultrasound, but she had a history of tricho-phagia. A CT-scan showed gastric retention, and an endoscopy revealed a trichobezoar, which was removed by a laparotomy. Furthermore, a smaller bezoar and three perforations were found in the proximal part of the small intestine. The treatment of trichobezoars should include surgery as well as multidisciplinary involvement to prevent future trichophagia...
March 12, 2018: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528889/new-directions-in-point-of-care-ultrasound-at-the-crossroads-of-paediatric-emergency-and-critical-care
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William Bortcosh, Ashkon Shaahinfar, Sakina Sojar, Jean E Klig
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The diagnostic capability, efficiency and versatility of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) have enabled its use in paediatric emergency medicine (PEM) and paediatric critical care (PICU). This review highlights the current applications of POCUS for the critically ill child across PEM and PICU to identify areas of progress and standardized practice and to elucidate areas for future research. RECENT FINDINGS: POCUS technology continues to evolve and advance bedside clinical care for critically ill children, with ongoing research extending its use for an array of clinical scenarios, including respiratory distress, trauma and dehydration...
June 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
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