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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344711/adult-picc-device-may-be-used-as-a-tunnelled-central-venous-catheter-in-children
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Brooke T Lawson, Ian A Zealley
PURPOSE: Central venous access in children, in particular small children and infants, is challenging. We have developed a technique employing adult peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICCs) as tunnelled central venous catheters (TCVCs) in children. The principal advantage of this novel technique is that the removal technique is less complex than that of conventional cuffed TCVCs. The catheter can be removed simply by being pulled out and does not require general anaesthesia...
January 17, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289987/pelvic-pyomyositis-in-children-changing-trends-in-occurrence-and-management
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Manish Kiran, Saffwan Mohamed, Ashley Newton, Harvey George, Neeraj Garg, Colin Bruce
AIMS: We present the largest series of paediatric pelvic pyomyositis from a temperate country, analyse the factors influencing long term prognosis and suggest a diagnostic protocol. MATERIALS AND METHOD: We included 41 patients diagnosed with primary paediatric pelvic pyomyositis between 1998 and 2016, in this study with a mean age of 7.5 years. Demographic, clinical, radiological and follow-up data were reviewed. Statistical analysis was performed to analyse the influence of early diagnosis and treatment on the final outcome...
December 30, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287023/single-shot-version-of-flair-sequence-in-the-detection-of-intraventricular-anomalies-preliminary-experience-in-fetal-mr-imaging
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Giorgia Falanga, Marco Moscatelli, Giana Izzo, Cecilia Parazzini, Chiara Doneda, Andrea Righini
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate single-shot (ss) FLAIR sequence in the detection of intraventricular anomalies in a series of fetuses showing mild-moderate ventriculomegaly at ultrasound. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Fetuses with mild-moderate isolated ventriculomegaly, which underwent MR imaging between 2003 and 2014 were considered eligible. Fetuses were examined by standard MR protocol and ss-FLAIR sequence, tailored for snapshot imaging. Two paediatric neuroradiologists evaluated MR images...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285688/pancreatoblastoma-an-unusual-diagnosis-in-an-adult-patient
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Gonçalo Nunes, Hélder Coelho, Marta Patita, Rita Barosa, Pedro Pinto Marques, Lídia Roque Ramos, Maria José Brito, Aurora Tomaz, Jorge Fonseca
The authors describe a 31-year-old man admitted due to progressive weight loss, diarrhea and massive hepatomegaly. Laboratory data showed anemia (haemoglobin 11.7 g/dl), abnormal liver tests (total bilirubin 1.4 g/dl, aspartate aminotransferase 70 U/l, alanine aminotransferase 37 U/l and alkaline phosphatase 520 U/l). Abdominal ultrasound (US) displayed a large heterogeneous liver with a segment IV 25 mm nodule. Magnetic resonance revealed a 4 cm pancreatic tail mass and several liver nodules consistent with metastasis...
December 28, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242258/ers-statement-interventional-bronchoscopy-in-children
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Ernst Eber, Juan L Antón-Pacheco, Jacques de Blic, Iolo Doull, Al Faro, Raffaella Nenna, Thomas Nicolai, Petr Pohunek, Kostas N Priftis, Paola Serio, Courtney Coleman, Sarah Masefield, Thomy Tonia, Fabio Midulla
Paediatric airway endoscopy is accepted as a diagnostic and therapeutic procedure, with an expanding number of indications and applications in children. The aim of this European Respiratory Society task force was to produce a statement on interventional bronchoscopy in children, describing the evidence available at present and current clinical practice, and identifying areas deserving further investigation. The multidisciplinary task force panel performed a systematic review of the literature, focusing on whole lung lavage, transbronchial and endobronchial biopsy, transbronchial needle aspiration with endobronchial ultrasound, foreign body extraction, balloon dilation and occlusion, laser-assisted procedures, usage of airway stents, microdebriders, cryotherapy, endoscopic intubation, application of drugs and other liquids, and caregiver perspectives...
December 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240719/pericardial-effusion-as-a-presenting-symptom-of-hashimoto-thyroiditis-a-case-report
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Alberto Leonardi, Laura Penta, Marta Cofini, Lucia Lanciotti, Nicola Principi, Susanna Esposito
Background: Hashimoto thyroiditis (HT) is the most frequent cause of acquired hypothyroidism in paediatrics. HT is usually diagnosed in older children and adolescents, mainly in females and is rare in infants and toddlers with cardiac involvement, including pericardial effusion, that can be found in 10% to 30% of adult HT cases. In this paper, a child with HT and pericardial effusion as the most important sign of HT is described. Case presentation: A four-year-old male child suffering for a few months from recurrent abdominal pain sometimes associated with vomiting underwent an abdominal ultrasound scan outside the hospital...
December 14, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201520/transurethral-incision-of-ureteroceles-in-paediatric-age-group
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Hemanshi Shah, Charu Tiwari, Neha Sisodiya Shenoy, Pankaj Dwivedi, Suraj Gandhi
Objective: Ureteroceles are a great clinical challenge because of variations in anatomy and clinical presentations. We present our experience with primary transurethral incision of ureteroceles in children. Material and methods: Data of thirteen children managed for ureterocele from 2009 to 2016 was retrospectively analyzed with respect to age, sex, clinical presentation and symptomatology, type and localization of ureterocele, investigations, surgical management and follow-up...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198174/intracranial-complications-of-midline-nasal-dermoid-cysts
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Dries Opsomer, Toon Allaeys, Ann-Sofie Alderweireldt, Edward Baert, Nathalie Roche
BACKGROUND: Nasal dermoid cysts are common tumors in children. Due to anomalies in embryologic development of the nasal complex, sometimes an intracranial extension exists. When these cysts become infected they can lead to meningitis, brain abscess and death. METHODS: We report the case of a 1.5-year-old girl admitted to the paediatric intensive care unit after infection of a nasal dermoid cyst. RESULTS: The infant had a spiking fever and epileptic seizures...
December 4, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196794/ultrasound-guided-or-landmark-techniques-for-central-venous-catheter-placement-in-critically-ill-children
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Ignacio Oulego-Erroz, Rafael González-Cortes, Patricia García-Soler, Mónica Balaguer-Gargallo, Manuel Frías-Pérez, Juan Mayordomo-Colunga, Ana Llorente-de-la-Fuente, Paula Santos-Herraiz, Juan José Menéndez-Suso, María Sánchez-Porras, Daniel Palanca-Arias, Carmen Clavero-Rubio, Mª Soledad Holanda-Peña, Luis Renter-Valdovinos, Sira Fernández-De-Miguel, Antonio Rodríguez-Núñez
PURPOSE: To assess whether ultrasound guidance improves central venous catheter placement outcomes compared to the landmark technique in critically ill children. METHODS: A prospective multicentre observational study was carried out in 26 paediatric intensive care units over 6 months. Children 0-18 years old who received a temporary central venous catheter, inserted using either ultrasound or landmark techniques, were eligible. The primary outcome was the first-attempt success rate...
December 1, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187760/the-exit-ex-utero-intrapartum-treatment-procedure-from-the-paediatric-ent-perspective
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B Pucher, J Szydlowski, K Jonczyk-Potoczna, J Sroczynski
The main principle of the EXIT procedure is to maintain uteroplacental circulation with neonatal anaesthesia by controlled uterine hypotonia. This enables securing the foetal airways and decompress or resect large neck and mediastinal foetal masses. The authors present their experience with use of the EXIT procedure in 7 foetuses in whom evaluation and management of the airways were performed. In 4 patients, the neck mass was surgically removed in the neonatal period, in 1 the propranolol treatment was introduced...
November 30, 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185965/ultrasound-changes-in-synovial-abnormalities-induced-by-treatment-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Stefano Lanni, E H Pieter van Dijkhuizen, Federica Vanoni, Stefania Viola, Francesca Magnaguagno, Gian Michele Magnano, Carlo Gandolfo, Angelo Ravelli, Clara Malattia
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the capacity of ultrasound (US) to detect improvement of synovial abnormalities induced by treatment in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). METHODS: Eighty-three joints (33 knees, 22 tibiotalar, 10 wrists, 9 elbows, 9 subtalar joints) of 33 patients with new-onset JIA were assessed by US at study entry and 6 months after a therapeutic intervention. Each joint was scored for grey-scale (GS) and power Doppler (PD) abnormalities according to a 4-point semiquantitative scale...
November 28, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183426/choledochal-malformations-lessons-learnt-in-johannesburg
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A Grieve, D Harrison, C Westgarth-Taylor, J Loveland
BACKGROUND: Choledochal malformation (CM) is a well-described and relatively rare condition. CMs may present on antenatal ultrasound screening, through childhood and into adulthood. The aetiology is not well understood but the association with a pancreaticobiliary malunion predisposes to the development of CMs. OBJECTIVES: To review the experience of CMs in the Department of Paediatric Surgery, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg to improve our patient care for this population...
November 6, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181500/perinatal-diagnosis-management-and-follow-up-of-cystic-renal-diseases-a-clinical-practice-recommendation-with-systematic-literature-reviews
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Charlotte Gimpel, Fred E Avni, Carsten Bergmann, Metin Cetiner, Sandra Habbig, Dieter Haffner, Jens König, Martin Konrad, Max C Liebau, Lars Pape, Georg Rellensmann, Andrea Titieni, Constantin von Kaisenberg, Stefanie Weber, Paul J D Winyard, Franz Schaefer
Importance: Prenatal and neonatal cystic kidney diseases are a group of rare disorders manifesting as single, multiple unilateral, or bilateral cysts or with increased echogenicity of the renal cortex without macroscopic cysts. They may be accompanied by grossly enlarged kidneys, renal oligohydramnios, pulmonary hypoplasia, extrarenal abnormalities, and neonatal kidney failure. The prognosis is extremely variable from trivial to very severe or even uniformly fatal, which poses significant challenges to prenatal counseling and management...
November 27, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174210/ultrasound-guided-spinal-catheter-insertion-in-piglet-preliminary-results
#14
Noemi Romagnoli, Carlotta Lambertini, Domenico Ventrella, Dario Floriano, Alberto Elmi, Francesca Barone, Maria L Bacci
OBJECTIVE: To describe the ultrasound (US) evaluation of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spinal tracts in piglets and to evaluate the feasibility of the ultrasound guided spinal catheter placement in newborn and paediatric piglets. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective experimental study. ANIMALS: A total of two piglet cadavers (age, 7 and 14 days) and eight commercial crossbreed piglets divided into four groups according to age: 7 (P7), 14 (P14), 21 (P21) and 28 (P28) days...
June 7, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156452/an-international-consortium-update-pathophysiology-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-in-adolescence
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Lourdes Ibáñez, Sharon E Oberfield, Selma Witchel, Richard J Auchus, R Jeffrey Chang, Ethel Codner, Preeti Dabadghao, Feyza Darendeliler, Nancy Samir Elbarbary, Alessandra Gambineri, Cecilia Garcia Rudaz, Kathleen M Hoeger, Abel López-Bermejo, Ken Ong, Alexia S Peña, Thomas Reinehr, Nicola Santoro, Manuel Tena-Sempere, Rachel Tao, Bulent O Yildiz, Haya Alkhayyat, Asma Deeb, Dipesalema Joel, Reiko Horikawa, Francis de Zegher, Peter A Lee
This paper represents an international collaboration of paediatric endocrine and other societies (listed in the Appendix) under the International Consortium of Paediatric Endocrinology (ICPE) aiming to improve worldwide care of adolescent girls with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)1. The manuscript examines pathophysiology and guidelines for the diagnosis and management of PCOS during adolescence. The complex pathophysiology of PCOS involves the interaction of genetic and epigenetic changes, primary ovarian abnormalities, neuroendocrine alterations, and endocrine and metabolic modifiers such as anti-Müllerian hormone, hyperinsulinemia, insulin resistance, adiposity, and adiponectin levels...
2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118996/predictors-of-risk-for-sudden-death-in-childhood-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-the-importance-of-the-ecg-risk-score
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Ingegerd Östman-Smith, Gunnar Sjöberg, Annika Rydberg, Per Larsson, Eva Fernlund
Objective: To establish which risk factors are predictive for sudden death in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) diagnosed in childhood. Methods: A Swedish national cohort of patients with HCM diagnosed <19 years of age was collected between 1972 and 2014, consisting of 155 patients with available ECGs, with average follow-up of 10.9±(SD 9.0) years, out of whom 32 had suffered sudden death or cardiac arrest (SD/CA group). Previously proposed risk factors and clinical features, ECG and ultrasound measures were compared between SD/CA group and patients surviving >2 years (n=100), and features significantly more common in SD/CA group were further analysed with univariate and multivariate Cox hazard regression in the total cohort...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114265/dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate-insulin-resistance-and-ovarian-volume-estimation-in-patients-with-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome
#17
Chrysi Christodoulaki, Eftihios Trakakis, Vasilios Pergialiotis, Periklis Panagopoulos, Charalampos Chrelias, Dimitrios Kassanos, Dimos Sioutis, Nikolaos Papantoniou, Dimitrios Xirofotos
Objective: To investigate the potential association of DHEA-S with metabolic and hormonal alterations and with disorders of ovarian morphology. Materials and methods: The present study was based on women with PCOS that attended the Gynaecological Endocrinology - Paediatric and Adolescence Endocrinology Department of our clinic. Overall, 321 patients who met the Rotterdam ESHRE/ ASRM - Sponsored criteria for the definition of PCOS were included. Women's personal medical history was recorded, anthropometric parameters were assessed and blood was drawn for analysis of metabolic and hormonal parameters...
March 2017: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092995/clicky-hip-alone-is-not-a-true-risk-factor-for-developmental-dysplasia-of-the-hip
#18
K Nie, S Rymaruk, R W Paton
AIMS: A clicky hip is a common referral for clinical and sonographic screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). There is controversy regarding whether it represents a true risk factor for pathological DDH. Therefore a 20-year prospective, longitudinal, observational study was undertaken to assess the relationship between the presence of a neonatal clicky hip and pathological DDH. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 362 infants from 1997 to 2016 were referred with clicky hips to our 'one-stop' paediatric hip screening clinic...
November 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068741/attitudes-towards-three-ultrasound-guided-vascular-access-techniques-in-a-paediatric-emergency-department
#19
Carrie Ng, Lorraine Ng, David O Kessler
BACKGROUND: although nurses often place peripheral intravenous (IV) catheters, little is known about their perceptions regarding use of ultrasound guidance. AIM: the authors aimed to determine paediatric emergency department nurses' attitudes toward ultrasound-guided IV access techniques and assessed practice change after training. METHOD: In a cross-sectional study of nurses, they had didactic and hands-on practice sessions, using three short-axis ultrasound-guided IV access techniques on gel models...
October 26, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040511/development-of-the-testis-in-pre-pubertal-boys-with-cancer-after-biopsy-for-fertility-preservation
#20
M Uijldert, A Meißner, A A de Melker, A M M van Pelt, M D van de Wetering, R R van Rijn, M van Wely, F van der Veen, S Repping
STUDY QUESTION: Is testicular growth affected by a testicular biopsy intended for fertility preservation in pre-pubertal boys with cancer? SUMMARY ANSWER: Testicular growth of the biopsied testis is not impeded in comparison to the non-biopsied contralateral testis up until 1 year after surgery. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Fertility preservation in pre-pubertal boys by means of testicular biopsy has been conducted for more than 15 years. Although immediate adverse effects of testicular biopsy are rare (1%), no data exist on the effect of biopsy on testicular growth...
October 12, 2017: Human Reproduction
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