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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131921/hot-topics-in-retinopathy-of-prematurity
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Irena Tsui, Alison Chu
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a condition seen in premature infants that is characterized by abnormal retinal blood vessel growth incited by relative hyperoxia and followed by hypoxia. It can have severe consequences ranging from high myopia to blindness. This article reviews recent "hot" topics related to ROP, specifically the changing incidence of ROP worldwide, the advent of predictive algorithms for screening for ROP, the emerging data behind efficacy of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor treatments for ROP, and advanced retinal imaging in children who were born premature...
November 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131774/imaging-of-juvenile-hip-conditions-predisposing-to-premature-osteoarthritis-pediatric-imaging
#2
Carl Kraus, Rama S Ayyala, Jonathan K Kazam, Tony T Wong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124391/implementing-a-digital-real-time-hydrocephalus-and-shunt-registry-to-evaluate-contemporary-pattern-of-care-and-surgical-outcome-in-pediatric-hydrocephalus
#3
Hans Christoph Bock, Maximilian Kanzler, Ulrich-Wilhelm Thomale, Hans Christoph Ludwig
OBJECTIVE: Treatment monitoring and outcome evaluation in pediatric hydrocephalus require gapless documentation regarding surgical and clinical follow-up data beginning from day 1 of treatment in order to apply high quality of care. Endoscopic procedures, shunt insertion and revision surgeries, and individual modifications of valve hardware or pressure settings during follow-up as well as established outcome measurements are highly relevant for complete illustration of the patient's hydrocephalus histories...
November 9, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120450/apnea-bradycardia-and-desaturation-spells-in-premature-infants-impact-of-a-protocol-for-the-duration-of-spell-free-observation-on-interprovider-variability-and-readmission-rates
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P Chandrasekharan, M Rawat, A M Reynolds, K Phillips, S Lakshminrusimha
OBJECTIVE: To study the impact of implementing a protocol to standardize the duration of observation in preterm infants with apnea/bradycardia/desaturation spells before hospital discharge on length of stay (LOS) and readmission rates. STUDY DESIGN: A protocol to standardize the duration of in-hospital observation for preterm infants with apnea, bradycardia and desaturation spells who were otherwise ready for discharge was implemented in December 2013. We evaluated the impact of this protocol on the LOS and readmission rates of very low birth weight infants (VLBW)...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114700/invasive-candidiasis-in-pediatric-patients-at-king-fahad-medical-city-in-central-saudi-arabia-a-5-year-retrospective-study
#5
Zainab Almooosa, Gasmelseed Y Ahmed, Abeer Omran, Ayah AlSarheed, Afnan Alturki, Abdulaziz Alaqeel, Mohammed Alshehri, Tariq Alfawaz, Dayel AlShahrani
To identify predisposing factors, species distribution, antifungal susceptibility, and outcome. Methods: This study is a retrospective chart review that was conducted at a children's hospital at King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. One hundred twenty-nine children with invasive candidiasis who were admitted between January 2010 and January 2015. Results: The statistical analysis results have revealed a group of risk factors; prematurity in 37 (28.7%) of patients, low birth weight in 42 (32...
November 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099872/a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial-of-ekg-for-neonatal-resuscitation
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Anup Katheria, Kathy Arnell, Melissa Brown, Kasim Hassen, Mauricio Maldonado, Wade Rich, Neil Finer
BACKGROUND: The seventh edition of the American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation Program recommends the use of a cardiac monitor in infants that need resuscitation. Previous trials have shown that EKG heart rate is available before pulse rate from a pulse oximeter. To date no trial has looked at how the availability of electrocardiogram (EKG) affects clinical interventions in the delivery room. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the availability of an EKG heart rate value and tracing to the clinical team has an effect on physiologic measures and related interventions during the stabilization of preterm infants...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097614/two-year-neurodevelopmental-outcome-of-an-infant-born-at-21-weeks-4-days-gestation
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Kaashif A Ahmad, Charlotte S Frey, Mario A Fierro, Alexander B Kenton, Frank X Placencia
Recent literature confirms that, at the lower limit of extrauterine survival, substantial intercenter variability exists in resuscitation practice. The reasons for this variability are unclear, but may be related to disagreement on how to apply the best interests standard to extremely premature infants. Currently, both obstetric and pediatric societies recommend against assessing for viability or attempting resuscitation before 22 weeks' gestation. In this context, we report the unimpaired 2-year outcome of a female infant resuscitated after delivery at 21 weeks' 4 days' gestation and 410 g birth weight...
November 2, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091978/sustainability-in-the-aap-bronchiolitis-quality-improvement-project
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Kristin A Shadman, Shawn L Ralston, Matthew D Garber, Jens Eickhoff, Grant M Mussman, Susan C Walley, Elizabeth Rice-Conboy, Ryan J Coller
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Adherence to American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) bronchiolitis clinical practice guideline recommendations improved significantly through the AAP's multiinstitutional collaborative, the Bronchiolitis Quality Improvement Project (BQIP). We assessed sustainability of improvements at participating institutions for 1 year following completion of the collaborative. METHODS: Twenty-one multidisciplinary hospital-based teams provided monthly data for key inpatient bronchiolitis measures during baseline and intervention bronchiolitis seasons...
November 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052227/adjuvant-pretreatment-with-alum-protects-neonatal-mice-in-sepsis-through-myeloid-cell-activation
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Jaimar C Rincon, Angela L Cuenca, Steven L Raymond, Brittany Mathias, Dina C Nacionales, Ricardo Ungaro, Philip A Efron, James L Wynn, Lyle L Moldawer, Shawn D Larson
The high mortality in neonatal sepsis has been related to both quantitative and qualitative differences in host protective immunity. Especially in the premature neonate where outcomes from sepsis are so dismal, pretreatment strategies to prevent sepsis have received inadequate consideration. Aluminum-based adjuvants (alum) are currently used in many pediatric vaccines, but their use as an innate immune stimulant alone has not been well studied. We asked whether pre-treatment with alum adjuvant alone could improve outcome and host innate immunity in neonatal mice given polymicrobial sepsis...
October 20, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048476/burnout-in-nurses-working-with-youth-with-chronic-pain-a-mixed-methods-analysis
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Nikita P Rodrigues, Lindsey L Cohen, Kevin M Swartout, Karen Trotochaud, Eileen Murray
Nursing is a rewarding but also challenging profession. Nurses are at risk for burnout and premature exit from the profession, which is detrimental to them, their patients, and the healthcare system. There are few studies examining the unique correlates of burnout in nurses working with pediatric populations. The current 2-study project used mixed-methods (qualitative and then quantitative) analysis to explore burnout in nurses working in an inpatient unit with youth with chronic pain.  Study I participants included all of the 32 nurses who worked in an inpatient pediatric unit, which admits patients with chronic pain...
August 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035302/oligoarticular-hemarthroses-and-osteomyelitis-complicating-pasteurella-meningitis-in-an-infant
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Charles Nathan Nessle, Allison K Black, Justin Farge, Victoria A Statler
A 5-month-old previously healthy female presented with a one-week history of fever and increased fussiness. Her presentation revealed an ill-appearing infant with an exam and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) studies concerning bacterial meningitis; CSF cultures grew Pasteurella multocida. Additionally, brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated cervical osteomyelitis. Despite multiple days of antibiotic therapy, she remained febrile with continued pain; MRI showed oligoarticular effusions, and aspiration of these joints yielded bloody aspirates...
October 16, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032896/risk-factors-of-icu-or-high-dependency-requirements-amongst-hospitalized-pediatric-pertussis-cases-a-10-year-retrospective-series-singapore
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Chia-Yin Chong, Chee-Fu Yung, Natalie Woon-Hui Tan, Sanchalika Acharyya, Koh-Cheng Thoon
INTRODUCTION: Pertussis causes the highest complication rates and deaths in the infant group. Our study explored risk factors for ICU/high dependency (HD) admissions and intubation/non-invasive ventilation (NIV). METHODS: A retrospective review of pertussis admissions over 10 years from 2007 to 2016 was done at KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore. To understand risk factors for severe pertussis infection, we compared cases requiring ICU/HD care with controls admitted to the general ward...
November 7, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032240/natural-history-and-conservative-treatment-outcomes-for-hydroceles-a-retrospective-review-of-one-center-s-experience
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Tuğba Acer-Demir, Berk Yasin Ekenci, Doğancan Özer, Mehmet Ali Turanoğlu, Kadem Cem Haberal, Elif Bengisu Bilgin, Akgün Hiçsönmez
OBJECTIVES: To elucidate epidemiological data and hydrocele progression, we reviewed pediatric patients diagnosed with hydroceles in our institution retrospectively. METHODS: We reviewed data from 355 pediatric patients with hydroceles. Questionnaires regarding age at diagnosis, time of delivery, presence of hydroceles in the father and brothers, age at recovery, age at surgery, cause of hydrocele (if present), type of hydrocele, associated pathologies, treatments, and post-hydrocelectomy complications were completed by reviewing patients' medical records and interviewing their families...
October 12, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022136/aortic-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-flow-mediated-dilation-as-markers-of-early-atherosclerosis-in-a-cohort-of-pediatric-patients-with-rheumatic-diseases
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Emanuela Del Giudice, Anna Dilillo, Luciana Tromba, Giuseppe La Torre, Sara Blasi, Fabrizio Conti, Franca Viola, Salvatore Cucchiara, Marzia Duse
The aims of this study were to identify the presence of endothelial dysfunction as a marker of early atherosclerosis by measuring aortic and carotid intimal-medial thickness (aIMT and cIMT) and flow-mediated dilation (FMD) and their correlation with traditional and no traditional risk factors for atherosclerosis in children with rheumatic diseases. Thirty-nine patients (mean age 15.3 ± 5.7 years), 23 juvenile idiopathic arthritis, 9 juvenile spondyloarthropathies, 7 connective tissue diseases (mean disease duration and onset respectively 5 ± 3...
October 12, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021302/development-of-a-high-throughput-respiratory-syncytial-virus-fluorescent-foci-based-microneutralization-assay
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Cindy Shambaugh, Sarieh Azshirvani, Li Yu, Jared Pache, Stacie L Lambert, Fengrong Zuo, Mark T Esser
Neutralizing antibodies specific for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) represent a major protective mechanism against RSV infection as demonstrated by the efficacy of the immune-prophylactic monoclonal antibody, Palivizumab, in preventing RSV associated lower respiratory tract infections in premature infants. Accordingly, the RSV neutralization assay has become a key functional method to assess the neutralizing activity of serum antibodies in pre-clinical animal models, epidemiology studies and clinical trials...
October 11, 2017: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology: CVI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019756/imaging-of-skeletal-disorders-caused-by-fibroblast-growth-factor-receptor-gene-mutations
#16
Kiran M Sargar, Achint K Singh, Simon C Kao
Fibroblast growth factors and fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGFRs) play important roles in human axial and craniofacial skeletal development. FGFR1, FGFR2, and FGFR3 are crucial for both chondrogenesis and osteogenesis. Mutations in the genes encoding FGFRs, types 1-3, are responsible for various skeletal dysplasias and craniosynostosis syndromes. Many of these disorders are relatively common in the pediatric population, and diagnosis is often challenging. These skeletal disorders can be classified based on which FGFR is affected...
October 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019629/health-disparities-and-child-development-after-prematurity
#17
Frances A Carter, Michael E Msall
There is increased recognition that preterm neonates require sequential surveillance to capture the spectrum of coordination, communication, learning, and behavior regulation disorders that may occur in the first 5 years of life and beyond. In particular, the framework of follow-up needs to go beyond the detection of cerebral palsy, blindness, and deafness in the first 2 years of life for only those at highest preterm risk (ie, <28 weeks gestation, with combinations of severe cranial sonographic abnormalities, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, and retinopathy of prematurity)...
October 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975651/risk-factors-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-among-pediatric-influenza-like-illness-and-severe-acute-respiratory-infections-in-suzhou-china
#18
Yukai Huang, Jun Hua, Dan Wang, Liling Chen, Jun Zhang, Hong Zhu, Jianmei Tian, Tao Zhang, Genming Zhao
Background The characteristics and risk factors of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection among children has not yet been fully understood. Objectives To address the characteristics of RSV-associated illness and risk factors of RSV infection among children under 5 years of age in Suzhou, China. Methods From April 2011 to March 2014, we conducted a prospective surveillance among children in Suzhou, China. Nasal or throat swabs were collected from outpatients with influenza-like illness (ILI) and inpatients with severe acute respiratory infections (SARI)...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972697/feasibility-of-sustained-low-efficiency-dialysis-in-critically-sick-pediatric-patients-a-multicentric-retrospective-study
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Sidharth K Sethi, Rajiv Sinha, Pranaw Jha, Nikita Wadhwani, Veena Raghunathan, Maninder Dhaliwal, Shyam B Bansal, Vijay Kher, Valentine Lobo, Jyoti Sharma, Rupesh Raina
INTRODUCTION: Sustained low-efficiency dialysis (SLED) has emerged as a cost effective alternative to Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy in the management of hemodynamically unstable adult patients with acute kidney injury. The objective of the study was to document the SLED practices in these centers, and to look at the feasibility, and tolerability of SLED in critically sick pediatric patients. METHODS: It was a retrospective record review from January 2010 to June 2016 done in four tertiary pediatric nephrology centers in India...
October 3, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958885/pathophysiology-screening-and-treatment-of-rop-a-multi-disciplinary-perspective
#20
REVIEW
Tailoi Chan-Ling, Glen A Gole, Graham E Quinn, Samuel J Adamson, Brian A Darlow
The population of infants at risk for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) varies by world region; in countries with well developed neonatal intensive care services, the highest risk infants are those born at less than 28 weeks gestational age (GA) and less than 1 kg at birth, while, in regions where many aspects of neonatal intensive and ophthalmological care are not routinely available, more mature infants up to 2000 g at birth and 37 weeks GA are also at risk for severe ROP. Treatment options for both groups of patients include standard retinal laser photocoagulation or, more recently, intravitreal anti-VEGF drugs...
September 25, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
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