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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927200/epidemiology-of-invasive-fungal-disease-in-children
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Zoi Dorothea Pana, Emmanuel Roilides, Adilia Warris, Andreas H Groll, Theoklis Zaoutis
Considerable progress has been made in the prevention, diagnosis, and management of pediatric patients with invasive fungal disease (IFD). The reported decreasing trend in the incidence of invasive candidiasis (IC) over the past 15 years in both neonates and children has been encouraging. Nevertheless, due to the growing number of immunocompromised children at risk for IFD, this disease continues to be associated with significant morbidity and death and with increased financial burden to the health care system...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925801/mf59-adjuvanted-influenza-vaccine-fluad%C3%A2-elicits-higher-immune-responses-than-a-non-adjuvanted-influenza-vaccine-fluzone%C3%A2-a-randomized-multicenter-phase-iii-pediatric-trial-in-mexico
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Aurelio Cruz-Valdez, Gabriel Valdez-Zapata, Sanjay S Patel, Flavia V Castelli, Marcia G Garcia, Wim T Jansen, Ashwani Kumar Arora, Esther Heijnen
The poor immune response elicited by trivalent influenza vaccines (TIVs) in children can be enhanced by the addition of adjuvants. This observer-blind, randomized Phase III trial assessed the immunogenicity and safety of the MF59-adjuvanted trivalent influenza vaccine FLUAD® (aTIV) and a non-adjuvanted TIV, in healthy children (aged 6 to <72 months) from 3 centers in Mexico, during the 2014-2015 season. The primary objectives were to assess the non-inferiority of aTIV to TIV, measured by geometric mean titers (GMTs), and the safety of aTIV and TIV...
September 19, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895704/-novel-mutation-in-tsc2-gene-in-pediatric-patient-with-clinical-diagnosis-of-tuberous-sclerosis
#3
Gabriela Caicedo-Herrera, Estephania Candelo, Harry Pachajoa
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a neurocutaneous autosomal dominant disorder that results from mutations within either the TSC1 gene or the TSC2 gene. Diagnosis is based on well-established clinical criteria or genetic criteria. Clinical features are highly variable and could be developing over the life. We present a case of TSC with a molecular test that identified a novel variant in TSC2 gene. It is a sporadic missense mutation which has not been previously reported in the literature. It is caused by premature termination of protein translation and results in the production of truncated and non-functional proteins...
October 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892549/pediatric-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-high-risk-populations-clinical-implications
#4
Mai El Mallah, Evan Bailey, Michelle Trivedi, Ted Kremer, Lawrence M Rhein
Certain common medical conditions are associated with a higher risk of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). A lower threshold for screening is therefore indicated for such patient cohorts. In this article, we briefly discuss the high prevalence of OSA in children born prematurely, and in those with Down syndrome, craniofacial disorders, and neuromuscular disorders. Primary care providers should have an increased index of suspicion for OSA in these children, considering the neurocognitive disability that occurs in these high-risk groups when OSA is left untreated...
September 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875130/ipsilateral-femur-and-tibia-fractures-in-pediatric-patients-a-systematic-review
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Jason B Anari, Alexander L Neuwirth, B David Horn, Keith D Baldwin
AIM: To better understand how pediatric floating knee injuries are managed after the wide spread use of new orthopaedic technology. METHODS: We searched EMBASE, COCHRANE and MEDLINE computerized literature databases from the earliest date available in the databases to February 2017 using the following search term including variants and pleural counterparts: Pediatric floating knee. All studies were thoroughly reviewed by multiple authors. Reference lists from all articles were scrutinized to identify any additional studies of interest...
August 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858062/retinal-detachment-surgery-in-a-pediatric-population-visual-and-anatomic-outcomes
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Sarah P Read, Hassan A Aziz, Ajay Kuriyan, Nikisha Kothari, Janet L Davis, William E Smiddy, Harry W Flynn, Timothy G Murray, Audina Berrocal
PURPOSE: Pediatric retinal detachments (RDs) are unique in etiology, anatomy, and prognosis compared with the adult population. The mechanisms of pediatric RD include tractional (TRD), rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, traumatic, and other types, such as exudative or hemorrhagic. This study examined visual and anatomical outcomes of pediatric RD undergoing surgical repair at a single university referral center. METHODS: A retrospective consecutive case series of patients clinically diagnosed and undergoing surgery for RD between birth and 15 years of age from 2002 to 2013 at a single academic institution...
August 28, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845326/results-of-screening-in-schools-for-visually-impaired-children
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Pınar Bingöl Kızıltunç, Aysun İdil, Hüban Atilla, Ayşen Topalkara, Cem Alay
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to identify the causes of visual impairment in children attending schools for students with visual impairment and to identify children suitable for treatment and rehabilitation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All students were examined in our department by a pediatric ophthalmologist and an ophthalmologist experienced in low vision and visual rehabilitation. The children's medical histories were recorded. All children underwent ophthalmological examination including visual acuity measurement, anterior segment and dilated fundus evaluation, retinoscopy with cycloplegia, and intraocular pressure measurement...
August 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845050/preservation-of-fertility-or-ovarian-function-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-or-gynecologic-and-internal-malignancies
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Angrit Stachs, Steffi Hartmann, Bernd Gerber
Because of the efficacy of systemic therapies, neoplasias which occur in pediatric and adolescent patients and in young adults have high cure rates. This means that fulfilling their wish to have children has become a more pressing concern, particularly among young women with malignant tumors. Premature ovarian failure is also a not insignificant problem as it has a lasting detrimental effect on quality of life. Every oncology patient who may potentially wish to have children should be informed about their options for preserving fertility prior to starting treatment...
August 2017: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837739/animal-model-for-retinopathy-of-prematurity-laser-surgery-training
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W Walker Motley, Dema M Atoum
Peripheral retinal laser ablation for high-risk retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) improves visual outcomes. Some pediatric ophthalmology fellows receive little exposure to this procedure. The authors identified and evaluated an animal teaching model that simulates peripheral retinal laser ablation in human infants with ROP. [J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2017;54:e47-e49.].
August 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820870/controversies-in-the-identification-and-management-of-acute-pulmonary-hypertension-in-preterm-neonates
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Regan E Giesinger, Kiran More, Jodie Odame, Amish Jain, Robert P Jankov, Patrick J McNamara
It is increasingly recognized that the abnormal physiologic consequences of pulmonary hypertension (PH) may contribute to poor cardiopulmonary health in premature babies. Conflicting literature has led to clinical uncertainty, pathological misinterpretation and variability in treatment approaches among practitioners. There are several disorders with overlapping and interrelated presentations and other disorders with a similar clinical phenotype but diverse pathophysiological contributors. In this review, we provide a diagnostic approach for acute HRF in the preterm neonate, outline the pathophysiological conditions that may present as acute PH and discuss the implications of high pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) on the cardiovascular system...
August 18, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818584/-neonatal-intoxication-to-vitamin-d-in-premature-babies-a-series-of-16%C3%A2-cases
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M Vierge, S Laborie, A Bertholet-Thomas, M-C Carlier, J-C Picaud, O Claris, J Bacchetta
INTRODUCTION: Preterm neonates are particularly at risk of vitamin D (25-D) deficiency. To prevent rickets and osteopenia in this population, international guidelines vary between 800 and 1000IU per day of vitamin D in Europe and recommend 400IU per day in the USA. Target levels of circulating 25-D are not well identified, with the lower target level 50-75nmol/L and the upper target level probably 120nmol/L. METHODS: Between 2013 and 2015, 16 premature infants (born<35WG) were referred to pediatric nephrology clinics because of symptoms secondary to 25-D overdose during the neonatal period...
August 14, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814627/prematurity-and-sudden-unexpected-infant-deaths-in-the-united-states
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Barbara M Ostfeld, Ofira Schwartz-Soicher, Nancy E Reichman, Julien O Teitler, Thomas Hegyi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Prematurity, a strong risk factor for sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), was addressed in recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2011 for safe sleep education in NICUs. We documented associations between gestational age (GA) and SUID subsequent to these guidelines. METHODS: Using the 2012-2013 US linked infant birth and death certificate period files, we documented rates per live births of sudden infant death syndrome, ill-defined and unspecified causes, accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed, and overall SUID by GA in postneonatal, out-of-hospital, and autopsied cases; compared survivors and cases; and estimated logistic regression models of associations between GA and SUID...
June 5, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814262/update-on-the-evaluation-and-management-of-brief-resolved-unexplained-events-previously-apparent-life-threatening-events
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Eric Zwemer, Ilene Claudius, Joel Tieder
BACKGROUND: The thirty-year-old term "apparent life-threatening event" (ALTE) is difficult to apply in clinical practice and research. The American Academy of Pediatrics now defines these events as brief resolved unexplained events (BRUEs), stratifies infants based on the risk of recurrence or of a serious underlying condition, and offers evidence-based management recommendations for infants at lower-risk. OBJECTIVE: To review recent ALTE literature as it relates to BRUEs...
August 16, 2017: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805616/prenatal-diagnosis-and-molecular-cytogenetic-characterization-of-mosaicism-for-a-small-supernumerary-marker-chromosome-derived-from-chromosome-16
#14
Chih-Ping Chen, Tsang-Ming Ko, Schu-Rern Chern, Peih-Shan Wu, Shin-Wen Chen, Shih-Ting Lai, Chien-Wen Yang, Chen-Wen Pan, Wayseen Wang
OBJECTIVE: We present prenatal diagnosis and molecular cytogenetic characterization of a small supernumerary marker chromosome (sSMC) derived from chromosome 16. CASE REPORT: A 28-year-old woman underwent amniocentesis at 17 weeks of gestation because of abnormal maternal serum screening for Down syndrome. Amniocentesis revealed a karyotype of 47,XY,+mar[5]/46,XY[9]. Parental karyotypes were normal. Prenatal ultrasound findings were unremarkable. Array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) analysis of cultured amniocytes revealed a de novo 16% gene dosage increase of 16q11...
August 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801085/measuring-in-vivo-cerebral-maturation-using-age-related-t2-relaxation-times-at-3t
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Eva Bültmann, Loukia M Spineli, Hans Hartmann, Heinrich Lanfermann
OBJECTIVE: To examine age-related changes in T2 relaxation times during infancy and childhood in order to assess T2 values obtained from routine MRI as a biomarker. METHODS: From our pool of clinical pediatric MRI examinations at 3T all patients with normal conventional MRI scans were retrospectively selected. Depending on their clinical findings the identified 99 patients (0-199months) were divided into 43 healthy controls and 56 diseased children with various clinical abnormalities (developmental delay, epilepsy, prematurity, and deafness)...
August 8, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782350/rate-of-teenage-pregnancy-in-jordan-and-its-impact-on-maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes
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Yousef S Khader, Anwar Batieha, Rana Kareem Al Fursan, Rami Al-Hader, Sa'ad S Hijazi
Objective Research regarding the adverse outcomes of adolescent childbearing has suffered from many limitations such as a small sample size and non-representative samples. This study was conducted to determine the rate of teenage pregnancy among Jordanian adolescents and its associated adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes. Methods The study is a part of a comprehensive national study of perinatal mortality that was conducted between 2011 and 2012 in Jordan. All women who gave birth after 20 weeks of gestation in 18 maternity hospitals in Jordan between 2011 and 2012 were invited to participate in the study...
July 26, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780627/primary-pediatric-hypertension-current-understanding-and-emerging-concepts
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REVIEW
Andrew C Tiu, Michael D Bishop, Laureano D Asico, Pedro A Jose, Van Anthony M Villar
The rising prevalence of primary pediatric hypertension and its tracking into adult hypertension point to the importance of determining its pathogenesis to gain insights into its current and emerging management. Considering that the intricate control of BP is governed by a myriad of anatomical, molecular biological, biochemical, and physiological systems, multiple genes are likely to influence an individual's BP and susceptibility to develop hypertension. The long-term regulation of BP rests on renal and non-renal mechanisms...
September 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770130/an-extremely-premature-neonate-with-severe-anemia
#18
Swosti Joshi, Ivy Mulinge, Medha Kamat
Spleen rupture in an extremely premature newborn is very rare event. High index of suspicion is required to make timely diagnosis and thereafter appropriate management. We present a rare case of an extremely premature, extremely low birthweight newborn who presented with severe anemia secondary to splenic rupture. It was managed conservatively without splenectomy resulting in complete resolution of symptoms. Although non-operative management of pediatric splenic injuries is now recognized as the treatment of choice, there is very little experience in premature newborns...
April 2017: Journal of Neonatal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759397/prematurity-and-sudden-unexpected-infant-deaths-in-the-united-states
#19
Barbara M Ostfeld, Ofira Schwartz-Soicher, Nancy E Reichman, Julien O Teitler, Thomas Hegyi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Prematurity, a strong risk factor for sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), was addressed in recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2011 for safe sleep education in NICUs. We documented associations between gestational age (GA) and SUID subsequent to these guidelines. METHODS: Using the 2012-2013 US linked infant birth and death certificate period files, we documented rates per live births of sudden infant death syndrome, ill-defined and unspecified causes, accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed, and overall SUID by GA in postneonatal, out-of-hospital, and autopsied cases; compared survivors and cases; and estimated logistic regression models of associations between GA and SUID...
July 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750113/handheld-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-and-ultra-wide-field-optical-coherence-tomography-in-retinopathy-of-prematurity
#20
J Peter Campbell, Eric Nudleman, Jianlong Yang, Ou Tan, R V Paul Chan, Michael F Chiang, David Huang, Gangjun Liu
Importance: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a leading cause of childhood blindness worldwide. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has improved the care of adults with vitreoretinal disease, and OCT angiography (OCTA) is demonstrating promise as a technique to visualize the retinal vasculature with lower risk and cost than fluorescein angiography. However, to date, there are no commercially available devices able to obtain ultra-wide-field OCT or OCTA images in neonates. Objective: To obtain ultra-wide-field OCT and OCTA images in neonates with ROP using a prototype handheld OCT and OCTA device...
September 1, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
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