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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343530/50-years-ago-in-the-journal-of-pediatrics-the-relationship-of-erythrocyte-glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-deficiency-to-hyperbilirubinemia-in-negro-premature-infants
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340081/retroocular-and-subdural-hemorrhage-or-hemosiderin-deposits-in-pediatric-autopsies
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Marc R Del Bigio, Susan M Phillips
The presence of hemosiderin in the optic nerve sheath and/or retina is sometimes used to estimate the timing of injury in infants or children with suspected non-accidental head trauma. To determine the prevalence of hemosiderin in deaths not associated with trauma, we performed a prospective study of retroocular orbital tissue, cranial convexity, and cervical spinal cord dura mater in infants and children <2.5 years age. In 53 cases of non-traumatic death, approximately 70% had blood or hemosiderin within the orbital fat, ocular muscles, and parasagittal cranial and/or cervical spinal subdural compartment...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333078/telemedicine-applications-in-pediatric-retinal-disease
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REVIEW
Akhilesh S Pathipati, Darius M Moshfeghi
Teleophthalmology is a developing field that presents diverse opportunities. One of its most successful applications to date has been in pediatric retinal disease, particularly in screening for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). Many studies have shown that using telemedicine for ROP screening allows a remote ophthalmologist to identify abnormal findings and implement early interventions. Here, we review the literature on uses of telemedicine in pediatric retinal disease and consider future applications.
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329458/type-iv-total-anomalous-pulmonary-venous-connection
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James D St Louis, Elizabeth M Turk, Jeffrey P Jacobs, James E O'Brien
BACKGROUND: Mortality associated with correction of type IV total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) is generally reported in combination with other anatomic types. The objective of this study is to review surgical outcomes associated with the repair of type IV TAPVC by analyzing a multi-institutional cohort specific for this group. We also analyze patient-specific variables that may contribute to poor operative outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective review of the Pediatric Cardiac Care Consortium (PCCC) registry identified patients who underwent repair of type IV TAPVC between 1982 and 2007...
March 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319507/recombinant-factor-viia-is-associated-with-increased-thrombotic-complications-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-patients
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Laura Downey, Morgan L Brown, David Faraoni, David Zurakowski, James A DiNardo
BACKGROUND: Recombinant factor VIIa (rFVIIa) is routinely used as an off-label hemostatic agent in children undergoing cardiac surgery. Despite evidence that rFVIIa use is associated with an increased incidence of thrombotic complications in adult cardiac surgery, the safety of rFVIIa as a rescue hemostatic agent in the pediatric cardiac surgical population is less definitively delineated. In this retrospective study, we used propensity score matching to compare the incidence of thrombotic complications between children treated with rFVIIa and their matched controls...
March 17, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304316/perspectives-and-attitudes-of-pediatricians-concerning-post-discharge-care-practice-of-premature-infants
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A Gad, E Parkinson, N Khawar, A Elmeki, P Narula, D Hoang
OBJECTIVE: Survival rates of premature infants are at a historical high and increasingly more pediatricians are caring for former premature infants. The goal of this study was to describe the perspectives and attitudes of pediatricians, as well as, the challenges of rendering post-neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) discharge care for premature infants. METHODS: An anonymous 22-question web-based survey was emailed to pediatricians who are current members of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and practicing in Kings County, New York...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301843/specialty-based-variation-in-applying-maternal-fetal-surgery-trial-evidence
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Ryan M Antiel, Alan W Flake, Mark P Johnson, Nahla Khalek, Natalie E Rintoul, John D Lantos, Farr A Curlin, Jon C Tilburt, Chris Feudtner
INTRODUCTION: The Management of Myelomeningocele Study (MOMS) compared prenatal with postnatal surgery for fetal myelomeningocele (MMC). We sought to understand how subspecialists interpreted the trial results and whether their practice has changed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cross-sectional, mailed survey of 1,200 randomly selected maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) physicians, neonatologists, and pediatric surgeons. RESULTS: Of 1,176 eligible physicians, 670 (57%) responded...
March 17, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295041/exome-sequencing-identifies-primary-carnitine-deficiency-in-a-family-with-cardiomyopathy-and-sudden-death
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Najim Lahrouchi, Elisabeth M Lodder, Maria Mansouri, Rafik Tadros, Layla Zniber, Najlae Adadi, Sally-Ann B Clur, Karin Y van Spaendonck-Zwarts, Alex V Postma, Abdelaziz Sefiani, Ilham Ratbi, Connie R Bezzina
Pediatric cardiomyopathy is a rare but severe disease with high morbidity and mortality. The causes are poorly understood and can only be established in one-third of cases. Recent advances in genetic technologies, specifically next-generation sequencing, now allow for the detection of genetic causes of cardiomyopathy in a systematic and unbiased manner. This is particularly important given the large clinical variability among pediatric cardiomyopathy patients and the large number of genes (>100) implicated in the disorder...
March 15, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289613/effect-of-perioperative-management-on-outcome-of-patients-after-craniosynostosis-surgery
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Abdoljalil Kalantar Hormozi, Nastaran Mahdavi, Mohammad Mehdi Foroozanfar, Seyed Sajad Razavi, Razavi Mohajerani, Ahmad Eghbali, Amir Ali Mafi, Haleh Hashemzadeh, Alireza Mahdavi
BACKGROUND: Craniosynostosis results from premature closure of one or more cranial sutures, leading to deformed calvaria and craniofacial skeleton at birth. Postoperative complications and outcome in intensive care unit (ICU) is related to surgical method and perioperative management. This study determined the perioperative risk factors, which affect outcome of patients after craniosynostosis surgery. METHODS: In a retrospective study, 178 patients with craniosynostosis who underwent primary cranial reconstruction were included...
January 2017: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288148/natriuretic-peptide-c-receptor-in-the-developing-sheep-lung-role-in-perinatal-transition
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Bobby Mathew, Christopher A D'Angelis, Satyan Lakshminrusimha, Peter A Nickerson, June J Sokolowski, Vasantha H S Kumar, Huamei Wang, Karen A Wynn, Bruce A Holm, Rita M Ryan
BACKGROUND: At birth, the release of surfactant from Alveolar Type II (ATII) cells is stimulated by increased activity of the beta-adrenergic/adenylyl cyclase/cAMP- signaling cascade. Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) stimulates surfactant secretion through Natriuretic peptide receptor A (NPR-A). ANP inhibits adenylyl cyclase activity through its binding to NPR-C. We wished to further understand the role of the NPR-C in perinatal transition. METHODS: We studied fetal and newborn sheep ATII expression of NPR-C and surfactant secretion in isolated ATIIs by measuring (3)[H] choline release into the media...
March 13, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288146/timing-of-developmental-reduction-in-epithelial-glutathione-redox-potential-is-associated-with-increased-epithelial-proliferation-in-the-immature-murine-intestine
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Graham K Reid, Andrew J Berardinelli, Laurie Ray, Arena R Jackson, Andrew S Neish, Jason M Hansen, Patricia W Denning
BACKGROUND: The intracellular redox potential of the glutathione (GSH)/ glutathione disulfide (GSSG) couple regulates cellular processes. In vitro studies indicate that a reduced GSH/GSSG redox potential favors proliferation, while a more oxidized redox potential favors differentiation. Intestinal growth depends upon an appropriate balance between the two. However, how the ontogeny of intestinal epithelial cellular (IEC) GSH/GSSG redox regulates these processes in the developing intestine has not been fully characterized in vivo...
March 13, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282433/the-cause-specific-morbidity-and-mortality-and-referral-patterns-of-all-neonates-admitted-to-a-tertiary-referral-hospital-in-the-northern-provinces-of-vietnam-over-a-one-year-period
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Merinda Miles, Khu Thi Khanh Dung, Le Thi Ha, Nguyen Thanh Liem, Khu Ha, Rod W Hunt, Kim Mulholland, Chris Morgan, Fiona M Russell
OBJECTIVE: To describe the cause-specific morbidity and mortality, and referral patterns of all neonates admitted to a tertiary referral hospital in the northern provinces of Vietnam. DESIGN: A prospective hospital based observational study. SETTING: The Neonatal Department, National Hospital of Pediatrics, Hanoi, Vietnam. PATIENTS: All admissions to the Neonatal Department over a 12 month period. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Cause-specific morbidity and mortality; deaths...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279156/premature-atherosclerosis-in-children-with-beta-thalassemia-major-new-diagnostic-marker
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Laila M Sherief, Osama Dawood, Adel Ali, Hanan S Sherbiny, Naglaa M Kamal, Mohamed Elshanshory, Osama Abd Alazez, Mohamed Abd Alhady, Mohamed Nour, Wesam A Mokhtar
BACKGROUND: Early vascular alteration, atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease have emerged as important cardiovascular complications among beta-thalassemia major (B-TM) patients. The aims of the current study were to assess the prevalence of premature atherosclerosis among our B-TM patients, and to investigate the diagnostic value of serum Osteoprotegerin assay as an early biomarker for atherosclerosis. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at Hematology unit - Pediatric Department, Zagazig University Children Hospital- Egypt in the period from March 2014 to March 2015...
March 9, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277349/missed-opportunities-for-prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus
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Gwendolyn B Scott, Susan B Brogly, Daniel Muenz, Alice M Stek, Jennifer S Read
OBJECTIVE: To identify missed opportunities for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). METHODS: Data regarding HIV-infected children born between 2002 and 2009 to HIV-infected women enrolled in the U.S. International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials prospective cohort study (protocol P1025) were reviewed. The characteristics of the HIV-infected infants and their mothers and the mothers' clinical management are described...
April 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273675/review-of-metronidazole-dosing-in-preterm-neonates
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Jennifer F Dannelley, Erin M Martin, Hala Chaaban, Jamie L Miller
Metronidazole dosing recommendations vary significantly for premature infants in pediatric dosing references and can result in confusion for prescribers. We performed a literature search identifying articles evaluating the pharmacokinetics and dosing of metronidazole in premature infants. The search was limited to English-language articles in MEDLINE (January 1946 to December 2016), EMBASE (January 1974 to December 2016), and International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (January 1970 to December 2016). Reference citations from relevant articles were also reviewed...
March 8, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267037/intravenous-lipid-emulsions-in-pediatric-patients-with-intestinal-failure
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Olivier Goulet, Cécile Lambe
The incidence of cholestatic liver disease (CLD) in pediatric patients suffering intestinal failure (IF) is not well established. Due to persistent portal inflammation, about 20% of these patients will progress to end-stage intestinal failure associated liver disease (IFALD) leading to liver transplant or death. PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Premature babies as well as infants with short bowel syndrome (SBS) and repeated sepsis (catheter or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth related) are at risk of developing CLD...
April 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259455/variation-in-extubation-failure-rates-after-neonatal-congenital-heart-surgery-across-pediatric-cardiac-critical-care-consortium-hospitals
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Brian D Benneyworth, Christopher W Mastropietro, Eric M Graham, Darren Klugman, John M Costello, Wenying Zhang, Michael Gaies
OBJECTIVE: In a multicenter cohort of neonates recovering from cardiac surgery, we sought to describe the epidemiology of extubation failure and its variability across centers, identify risk factors, and determine its impact on outcomes. METHODS: We analyzed prospectively collected clinical registry data on all neonates undergoing cardiac surgery in the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium database from October 2013 to July 2015. Extubation failure was defined as reintubation less than 72 hours after the first planned extubation...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254440/combined-vitrectomy-and-glaucoma-drainage-device-implantation-surgical-approach-for-complex-pediatric-glaucomas
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Cem Ozgonul, Cagri G Besirli, Brenda L Bohnsack
PURPOSE: To evaluate efficacy of combined vitrectomy with posteriorly placed glaucoma drainage device (GDD) in lowering intraocular pressure (IOP) in children. METHODS: The medical records of children who underwent vitrectomy with posteriorly placed GDD were reviewed retrospectively. Patients with a minimum of 6 months' follow-up were included. The first eye operated on for each patient was analyzed. Success was defined as IOP of 5-20 mm Hg and no additional IOP-lowering surgery or visually devastating complications...
February 27, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251508/enterovirus-d68-associated-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-the-pediatric-age-group
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REVIEW
Samantha Bosis, Susanna Esposito
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarizes the current knowledge regarding the role of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in children. RECENT FINDINGS: EV-D68 is an emergent viral pathogen. Since its first isolation in 1962 in California in four children suffering from CAP and bronchiolitis, EV-D68 has been rarely detected from respiratory specimens. However, recently, EV-D68 infection has raised concerns in the international community because of outbreaks in 2014 in the USA and the increased number of children with EV-D68-associated severe respiratory illnesses, including pneumonia, that have been reported in many other countries around the world...
March 2017: Current Infectious Disease Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248841/ewings-sarcoma-a-case-of-respiratory-distress-and-opacification-that-was-not-pneumonia
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Jordee M Wells, Sandra P Spencer
The Ewing sarcoma family of tumors typically appears in the second decade of life with regional pain and swelling of a long bone. The following case presents a pediatric patient, aged 4 years, given a diagnosis of Ewing sarcoma of the rib with the initial presentation of respiratory distress, hypoxia, and pleural effusion. Respiratory distress accounts for a large majority of emergency department visits annually, so it is the distinct responsibility of the emergency department physician to avoid premature closure in attributing the most common diagnoses to account for the presenting symptoms...
February 28, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
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