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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333826/vitamin-d-deficiency-in-pediatric-clinical-practice
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Gustavo Cediel, Johanna Pacheco-Acosta, Carlos CastiUo-Durdn
INTRODUCTION: Vitamin D research suggests it has a role in disorders other than bone metabolism. OBJECTIVE: To update the information on vitamin D deficiency (VDD) in pediatric clinical disorders. METHODS: Search in virtual libraries, giving priority to clinical and longitudinal studies and meta-analyses on VDD in the pediatric age group published in the past 20 years. The terms "vitamin D deficiency", "children and adolescents" (both in Spanish and English) were used as search descriptors...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332587/lysosomal-acid-lipase-deficiency-could-dyslipidemia-drive-the-diagnosis
#2
Ornella Guardamagna
LAL-deficiency (LAL-D) is a rare and systemic condition, secondary to LIPA gene mutations, responsible for lysosomal accumulation of cholesteryl esters and triglycerides, whose manifestations are very heterogeneous in terms of age of onset, severity and type of clinical and radiological manifestations. Dyslipidemia, hepatomegaly and hepatosteatosis with increased levels of transaminases are the most common features. The increased risk of premature atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disorders,, secondary to a generalized alteration of lipid profile and lipoprotein dysfunction associated with LAL-D, has been increasingly pointed out...
January 11, 2018: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331576/normative-distribution-of-substance-p-and-its-tachykinin-neurokinin-1-receptor-in-the-medullary-serotonergic-network-of-the-human-infant-during-postnatal-development
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Fiona M Bright, Roger W Byard, Robert Vink, David S Paterson
Substance P (SP) and its tachykinin NK1 receptor (NK1R) function within key medullary nuclei to regulate cardiorespiratory and autonomic control. We examined the normative distribution of SP and NK1R in the serotonergic (5-Hydroxytryptamine, [5-HT]) network of the human infant medulla during postnatal development, to provide a baseline to facilitate future analysis of the SP/NK1R system and its interaction with 5-HT within pediatric brainstem disorders in early life. [125I] labelled Bolton Hunter SP (BH-SP) tissue receptor autoradiography (n = 15), single label immunohistochemistry (IHC) and double label immunofluorescence (IF) (n = 10) were used to characterize the normative distribution profile of SP and NK1R in the 5-HT network of the human infant medulla during postnatal development...
January 10, 2018: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328889/respiratory-phenotypes-for-preterm-infants-children-and-adults-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-and-more
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Joseph M Collaco, Sharon A McGrath-Morrow
Ongoing advancements in neonatal care since the late 1980's have led to increased numbers of premature infants surviving well beyond the neonatal period. As a result of increased survival, many individuals born preterm manifest chronic respiratory symptoms throughout infancy, childhood and adult life. The archetypical respiratory disease of prematurity, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), is the second most common chronic pediatric respiratory disease after asthma. However, there are several commonly held misconceptions...
January 12, 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325785/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-children-with-ductal-dependent-congenital-heart-disease-and-esophageal-atresia-tracheoesophageal-fistula-a-multi-institutional-analysis
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Kriti Puri, Shaine A Morris, Carlos M Mery, Yunfei Wang, Brady S Moffett, Jeffrey S Heinle, J Ruben Rodriguez, Lara S Shekerdemian, Antonio G Cabrera
BACKGROUND: Extracardiac birth defects are associated with worse outcomes in congenital heart disease (CHD). The impact of esophageal atresia/trachea-esophageal fistula (EA/TEF) on outcomes after surgery for ductal-dependent CHD is unknown. METHODS: Retrospective matched cohort study using the Pediatric Health Information System database from 07/2004 to 06/2015. Hospitalizations with ductal-dependent CHD and EA/TEF, undergoing CHD surgery were included as cases...
January 8, 2018: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324529/inappropriately-timed-pediatric-orthopaedic-referrals-from-the-emergency-department-result-in-unnecessary-appointments-and-financial-burden-for-patients
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Taylor J Jackson, Todd J Blumberg, Apurva S Shah, Wudbhav N Sankar
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal injuries are among the most common reasons for emergency department (ED) visits in the pediatric population. Many such injuries can be managed with a single follow-up outpatient visit. However, untimely (ie, premature) referrals by emergency physicians to orthopaedic surgeons are common and may inadvertently create need for a second visit, generating unnecessary expenditures. We sought to elucidate the cost of premature musculoskeletal follow-up visits to the patients, families, and the health care system...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323691/premature-thelarche
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Aditi Khokhar, Angela Mojica
Premature thelarche is a benign condition that affects young girls and may be interpreted as a sign of central precocious puberty (CPP). Parental concern is common when breast development is noted in a young girl. It is important to differentiate premature thelarche from CPP, as the latter is a more serious disorder that may affect final adult height and menarcheal age, and may have psychological implications as well. Distinguishing between the two conditions clinically may help the patients avoid unnecessary testing...
January 1, 2018: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323690/premature-adrenarche
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Laura Novello, Phyllis W Speiser
Adrenarche is when a child's adrenal cortex starts to secrete adrenal androgen precursors. Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is the most abundant product of the adrenal cortex, and is a weak androgen agonist thought to be responsible for the clinical signs of pubarche by conversion to more potent androgens, testosterone, and dihydrotestosterone. DHEA's extra-adrenal sulfation product, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate, is a stable marker for adrenal androgenic activity. Pubarche is the physical manifestation of androgenic hormone production, and includes the development of pubic and axillary hair, adult body odor, and acne...
January 1, 2018: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320482/severe-retinopathy-of-prematurity-is-associated-with-reduced-cerebellar-and-brainstem-volumes-at-term-and-neurodevelopmental-deficits-at-two-years
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Femke J Drost, Kristin Keunen, Pim Moeskops, Nathalie H P Claessens, Femke van Kalken, Ivana Išgum, Elsbeth S M Voskuil-Kerkhof, Floris Groenendaal, Linda S de Vries, Manon J N L Benders, Jacqueline U M Termote
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), measures of brain morphology at term equivalent age (TEA) and neurodevelopmental outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 18 infants with severe ROP (median gestational age (GA) 25.3 (range 24.6-25.9 weeks) were included in this retrospective case-control study. Each infant was matched to two extremely preterm control infants (n=36) by GA, birth weight, sex and brain injury. T2-weighted images were obtained on a 3T MRI at TEA...
January 10, 2018: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300195/expressing-human-milk-in-the-nicu-coping-mechanisms-and-challenges-shape-the-complex-experience-of-closeness-and-separation
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Maude Bujold, Nancy Feeley, Anna Axelin, Claudia Cinquino
BACKGROUND: Human milk has multiple benefits for human health; however, rates of infants receiving human milk at discharge in Canadian neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) are far below recommendations of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative supported by the Canadian Pediatric Association. Mothers of infants requiring NICU care usually need to express their milk, especially mothers of premature infants, since for some time their infant is unable to feed directly at the breast. Expressing human milk for an extended period can be challenging for mothers...
January 3, 2018: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297749/life-limiting-conditions-at-a-university-pediatric-tertiary-care-center-a-cross-sectional-study
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Annemarie Bösch, Julia Wager, Boris Zernikow, Ralf Thalemann, Heidi Frenzel, Heiko Krude, Tobias Reindl
BACKGROUND: The increasing number of children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions requires an individualized approach and additional supportive care in hospitals. However, these patients' characteristics and their prevalence in a pediatric tertiary hospital setting have not been systematically analyzed. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the proportion of hospitalized children who are receiving care for life-threatening diseases with feasible curative treatments and for life-limiting diseases (LLDs) with inevitable premature death as opposed to care for acute or chronic diseases; additionally, it sought to compare patient characteristics, clinical features, and symptoms within these subgroups...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280785/the-epidemiology-of-health-care-associated-infections-in-pediatric-cardiac-intensive-care-units
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Jeffrey A Alten, Akm Fazlur Rahman, Hayden J Zaccagni, Andrew Shin, David S Cooper, Joshua J Blinder, Lauren Retzloff, Inmaculada B Aban, Eric M Graham, Jeffrey Zampi, Yuliya Domnina, Michael G Gaies
BACKGROUND: Health-care associated infections (HAI) represent serious complications for patients within pediatric cardiac intensive care units (CICU). HAI are associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and resource utilization. There are few studies describing the epidemiology of HAI across the entire spectrum of patients (surgical and non-surgical) receiving care in dedicated pediatric CICUs. METHODS: Retrospective analyses of 22,839 CICU encounters from 10/2013-9/2016 across 22 North American CICUs contributing data to the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium clinical registry...
December 26, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278644/endothelial-cells-of-extremely-premature-infants-display-impaired-immune-response-after-proinflammatory-stimulation
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Lukas Wisgrill, Martina Muck, Isabelle Wessely, Angelika Berger, Andreas Spittler, Elisabeth Förster-Waldl, Kambis Sadeghi
BACKGROUND: Endothelial cells (ECs) exert immunological functions such as production of proinflammatory cytokines/chemokines as well as facilitation of extravasation of immune cells into infected tissue. Limited data are available on the functionality of ECs from extremely preterm neonates during infection. Accordingly, the aim of our study was to investigate the immune response of premature ECs after proinflammatory stimulation. METHODS: Cell adhesion receptors expression and function, NFkB-signaling and chemokine production were analyzed in umbilical cord ECs from extremely preterm and term neonates after proinflammatory stimulation...
August 21, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276864/low-serum-igf-1-and-increased-cytokine-levels-in-tracheal-aspirate-samples-are-associated-with-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
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Cansu Yılmaz, Nilgün Köksal, Hilal Özkan, Bayram Ali Dorum, Onur Bağcı
Yılmaz C, Köksal N, Özkan H, Dorum BA, Bağcı O. Low serum IGF-1 and increased cytokine levels in tracheal aspirate samples are associated with bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Turk J Pediatr 2017; 59: 122-129. Despite developments in the perinatal and neonatal care, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is still the most frequently seen long-term complication in preterm infants. The aim of this prospective study is to investigate the association between the development of BPD and serial measurements of IGF-1 levels and their relationship with levels of IGF-1 and cytokine in tracheal aspirate fluids...
2017: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276862/snappe-ii-and-risk-of-neonatal-morbidities-in-very-low-birth-weight-preterm-infants
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Beyza Özcan, A Sumru Kavurt, Özge Aydemir, Zeynep Gençtürk, Ahmet Yağmur Baş, Nihal Demirel
Özcan B, Kavurt AS, Aydemir Ö, Gençtürk Z, Baş AY, Demirel N. SNAPPE-II and risk of neonatal morbidities in very low birth weight preterm infants. Turk J Pediatr 2017; 59: 105-112. Illness severity scores were described to estimate the mortality and morbidity risks based on data obtained shortly after admission to an intensive care unit. The aim of this study is to evaluate Scores for Neonatal Acute Physiology-Perinatal Extension-II (SNAPPE-II) as a predictors of neonatal morbidities such as bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)...
2017: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276467/chiropractic-management-using-multimodal-therapies-on-2-pediatric-patients-with-constipation
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Madhu Mia Iyer, Evangelia Skokos, Denise Piombo
Objective: The purpose of this case report is to describe chiropractic management of 7-month-old male twins who had had constipation since birth. Clinical Features: Identical male twins presented with the chief complaint of constipation and bloating. Both patients were born premature after 29 weeks of gestation and had invasive abdominal surgeries in the right lower quadrant resulting in healed postsurgical scars. Patient A underwent ileostomy for a perforation in his ileum...
December 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248321/-evaluation-of-knowledge-and-practices-regarding-heterozygous-familial-hypercholesterolemia-in-children
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A Jeangeorges, A Rubio
INTRODUCTION: Dominant heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is frequent (prevalence, 1/500 to 1/250) and leads to severe and premature cardiovascular complications. It is easily detected, and its treatment is effective. However, recommendations for screening are not followed worldwide. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the knowledge and practices of doctors in the Isère department, France, regarding screening and treatment of FH in children...
December 13, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247973/excess-mortality-in-children-born-to-opioid-addicted-parents-a-national-register-study-in-taiwan
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Shao-You Fang, Nicole Huang, Jen-Huoy Tsay, Su-Hui Chang, Chuan-Yu Chen
BACKGROUND: Young offspring of individuals with opioid use disorders have great exposure to a wide array of social disadvantages and stressors. This study aimed to investigate excess mortality before the age of six and predictors of premature death in children born to opioid-involved parents. METHODS: A total of 3210 children born between 2004 and 2009 to parents with opioid use disorders (roughly a quarter of whom were born after parental methadone treatment enrollment) were identified in Taiwan...
December 2, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244802/elevations-of-inflammatory-proteins-in-neonatal-blood-are-associated-with-obesity-and-overweight-among-2-year-old-children-born-extremely-premature
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Eliana M Perrin, T Michael O'Shea, Asheley Cockrell Skinner, Carl Bose, Elizabeth N Allred, Raina N Fichorova, Jelske W van der Burg, Alan Leviton
BACKGROUND: Childhood obesity is associated with elevated blood concentrations of inflammation markers. It is not known to what extent inflammation precedes the development of obesity. METHODS: In a cohort of 882 infants born before 28 weeks of gestation, we examined relationships between concentrations of 25 inflammation-related proteins in blood obtained during the first two postnatal weeks and body mass index at 2 years of age. RESULTS: Among children delivered for spontaneous indications (n=734), obesity was associated with elevated concentrations of four proteins (IL-1β, IL-6, TNF-R1, and MCP-1) on the first postnatal day; one protein (IL-6) on postnatal day 7; and two proteins (ICAM-3 and VEGF-R1) on postnatal day 14...
December 15, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241963/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-pediatric-surgery-how-and-when-to-use
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Lisieux Eyer de Jesus, Alana Bandeira Martins, Pablo Baptista Oliveira, Fernanda Gomes, Thais Leve, Samuel Dekermacher
INTRODUCTION: Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been widely adopted to treat laparostomy, abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) and complicated wounds associated with tissue loss. The method presents specific aspects, advantages and indications in Pediatrics. Our aim is to review the evidence available about NPWT in children. METHODS: Active search for papers about NPWT in Pediatric patients. Papers referring to orthopedic problems, wound complications after Cardiac Surgery or burns were excluded...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
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