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dengue review pediatrics

Biswanath Basu, Birendranath Roy
Aims: Dengue is currently one of the most important mosquito-borne viral infections. Acute renal failure (ARF) is a serious complication among children suffering from dengue infection. Subjects and Methods: A retrospective cohort review of baseline characteristics, disease outcomes, and risk factors of dengue-infected patients, with and without renal failure (RF), were compared. Results: Among 97 children with dengue, 13.4% had RF (estimated glomerular filtration rate <60 ml/min/1...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Mohd Syis Zulkipli, Maznah Dahlui, Nor'ashikin Jamil, Devi Peramalah, Hoe Victor Chee Wai, Awang Bulgiba, Sanjay Rampal
BACKGROUND: Severe dengue infection often has unpredictable clinical progressions and outcomes. Obesity may play a role in the deterioration of dengue infection due to stronger body immune responses. Several studies found that obese dengue patients have a more severe presentation with a poorer prognosis. However, the association was inconclusive due to the variation in the results of earlier studies. Therefore, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to explore the relationship between obesity and dengue severity...
February 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Flavia Morán, Theresa J Ochoa
The objective of this review was to provide guidelines regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the most common infectious diseases in children during natural disasters, including floods such as those that occurred in the summer of 2017 in Peru. This instrument should be used by physicians and health personnel working in primary health care. The management of diarrheal, respiratory, skin, and eye diseases, vector-transmitted diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, and Zika, and zoonoses such as leptospirosis is discussed...
October 2017: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
Samar Badreddine, Fahmi Al-Dhaheri, Ammar Al-Dabbagh, Abdulrahman Al-Amoudi, Maged Al-Ammari, Nader Elatassi, Haytham Abbas, Rami Magliah, Abdulbasit Malibari, Hani Almoallim
To delineate the clinical features and outcomes of dengue infection and to guide clinician of early diagnosis and identification of risks factors for dengue hemorrhagic fever. Methods: This study is a retrospective cross-sectional. Clinical records of 567 patients with a confirmed diagnosis of dengue infection, admitted to a single hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, between January 2010 and  June 2014 were reviewed.  Results: Dengue infection was most common in adult males. Sixty-eight percent of infections were in Saudi nationals...
October 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
Jacqueline L Tutiven, Benjamin T Pruden, James S Banks, Mario Stevenson, David J Birnbach
As of November 2016, the Florida Department of Health (FDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed more than 4000 travel-related Zika virus (ZIKV) infections in the United States with >700 of those in Florida. There have been 139 cases of locally acquired infection, all occurring in Miami, Florida. Within the US territories (eg, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands), >30,000 cases of ZIKV infection have been reported. The projected number of individuals at risk for ZIKV infection in the Caribbean and Latin America approximates 5 million...
June 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Kusum Menon, James Dayre McNally, Jerry J Zimmerman, Michael S D Agus, Katie O'Hearn, R Scott Watson, Hector R Wong, Mark Duffett, David Wypij, Karen Choong
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate all published pediatric randomized controlled trials of patients with septic shock from any cause to examine the outcome measures used, the strengths and limitations of these measurements and whether the trial outcomes met feasibility criteria. DATA SOURCES: We used a previously published database of pediatric critical care randomized controlled trials ( derived from searches of MEDLINE, EMBASE, LILACS, and CENTRAL. STUDY SELECTION: We included randomized controlled trials of interventions to children admitted to a PICU with septic or dengue hemorrhagic shock which were published in English...
March 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Tau Hong Lee, Linda Kay Lee, David Chien Lye, Yee Sin Leo
Traditionally a disease mainly affecting the pediatric population, dengue burden has increased significantly in recent decades and adults with severe disease may become more common. There is currently no effective anti-viral agent available for the treatment of dengue and supportive care is the mainstay of management. Areas covered: We present a review of current literature on dengue severity classification systems and the management of severe dengue in adults. In particular, emphasis was placed on organ impairment in dengue and management of elderly individuals with multiple medical problems...
January 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
Sriram Pothapregada, Banupriya Kamalakannan, Mahalaskhmy Thulasingham, Srinivasan Sampath
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical profile and outcome of dengue fever in children at a tertiary care hospital in Puducherry. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All children (0-12 years of age) diagnosed and confirmed as dengue fever from August 2012 to January 2015 were reviewed retrospectively from hospital case records as per the revised World Health Organization guidelines for dengue fever. The diagnosis was confirmed by NS1 antigen-based ELISA test or dengue serology for IgM and IgG antibodies, and the data were analyzed using SPSS 16...
July 2016: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases
Junxiong Pang, Yee-Sin Leo, David C Lye
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review aims to update and summarize the current knowledge about clinical features, management, and risk factors of adult dengue patients requiring intensive care with consequently higher risk of mortality. RECENT FINDINGS: Increasingly, there are more adult dengue patients who require intensive care. This may be due to a shift in epidemiology of dengue infection from mainly a pediatric disease toward adult disease. In addition, multiorgan dysfunction was observed to be a key risk factor for ICU admission and mortality...
October 2016: Current Opinion in Critical Care
George S Han, Christopher J Gregory, Brad J Biggerstaff, Kalanthe Horiuchi, Carmen Perez-Guerra, Eunice Soto-Gomez, Desiree Matos, Harold S Margolis, Kay M Tomashek
BACKGROUND:  Prior to 2010, the clinical management of dengue in Puerto Rico was inconsistent with World Health Organization guidelines. A 4-hour classroom-style course on dengue clinical management was developed in 2009 and mandated for Puerto Rico medical licensure in 2010. Fifty physicians were trained as "master trainers" and gave this course to 7638 physicians. This study evaluated the effect of the course on the clinical management of hospitalized dengue patients. METHODS:  Pre- and post-course test responses were compared...
November 15, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Pooja Hebbal, Yamil Darwich, Jane Fong, Stefan H F Hagmann, Murli U Purswani
We report a case of an eight-year-old male, native of the Dominican Republic, who visited the U.S. and was admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit with severe dengue. He needed aggressive fluid management for dengue shock syndrome and developed proteinuria on the sixth day of his illness, shortly after his nadir thrombocytopenia. His proteinuria peaked on the eight day, and reduced to trace levels by the tenth day of his illness, coinciding with normalization of his platelet count. His highest random urine protein/creatinine ratio was in the nephrotic range, at 3...
January 2016: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
Jacqueline Kyungah Lim, Yong-Seok Lee, Annelies Wilder-Smith, Georges Thiry, Richard Mahoney, In-Kyu Yoon
Dengue is a public health problem in the tropics and subtropics. There are several vaccine candidates in clinical development. However, there may be gaps in the new vaccine introduction after vaccine licensure before it becomes available in developing countries. In anticipation of the first dengue vaccine candidate to be licensed, Dengue Vaccine Initiative (DVI) and, its predecessor, Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative (PDVI) have been working on points for consideration to accelerate evidence-based dengue vaccine introduction, once a vaccine becomes available...
2016: Expert Review of Vaccines
Daniela Nasu Monteiro Medeiros, Juliana Ferreira Ferranti, Artur Figueiredo Delgado, Werther Brunow de Carvalho
AIM: The goal of this study was to perform a systematic review of the literature assessing the use of colloids for the initial treatment of severe sepsis and septic shock in pediatric patients. DESIGN: The PICO [Patient, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome] method was used for the selection of studies, and the Cochrane Bias Tool was used to analyze the quality of the selected studies. DATA SEARCH: Relevant studies were sought using the following databases: EMBASE (1980 to March 2014), PubMed (1970 to March 2014), Cochrane (1980 to March 2014), Web of Science, and Scopus...
November 2015: Pediatric Emergency Care
Bette K Kleinschmidt-DeMasters, J David Beckham
Arboviruses (Arthropod-borne viruses) include several families of viruses (Flaviviridae, Togaviradae, Bunyaviradae, Reoviradae) that are spread by arthropod vectors, most commonly mosquitoes, ticks and sandflies. The RNA genome allows these viruses to rapidly adapt to ever-changing host and environmental conditions. Thus, these virus families are largely responsible for the recent expansion in geographic range of emerging viruses including West Nile virus (WNV), dengue virus and Chikungunya virus. This review will focus on WNV, especially as it has progressively spread westward in North America since its introduction in New York in 1999...
September 2015: Brain Pathology
Andre Rebaza, Paul J Lee
Increasing numbers of children are traveling to developing countries where they are often at a higher risk than adults of acquiring vaccine-preventable diseases. Yet, they are less likely to receive pretravel medical advice and preventive care. This article reviews the current recommendations for pediatric travel immunizations, including specific travel vaccines such as typhoid, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis virus, and rabies as well as prospective vaccines for significant global diseases like malaria, dengue, chikungunya, and Ebola...
April 2015: Pediatric Annals
Alfredo J Mena Lora, Josefina Fernandez, Alfredo Morales, Yahaira Soto, Jesus Feris-Iglesias, Maximo O Brito
Millions are infected with dengue yearly. We evaluated the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of pediatric patients infected with dengue in the Dominican Republic. The applicability of World Health Organization (WHO) warning signs for predicting severe dengue and mortality was also studied. This study was a cross-sectional retrospective review of patients with a clinical diagnosis of dengue. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed to evaluate characteristics associated with severity and mortality...
January 2014: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Kusum Menon, Dayre McNally, Karen Choong, Margaret Sampson
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of steroids conducted in children with fluid and/or vasoactive medication-dependent shock and evaluate and report on the quality and clinical and methodological heterogeneity of included trials. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE (1946 to January Week 2, 2012), Embase (1947-January 20, 2012), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (through January 2012), and reference lists of retrieved publications...
June 2013: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Kai-Hu Yao
Natural disasters may lead to the outbreaks of infectious diseases because they increase the risk factors for infectious diseases. This paper reviews the risk factors for infectious diseases after natural disasters, especially earthquake, and the infectious diseases following disasters reported in recent years. The infectious diseases after earthquake include diarrhea, cholera, viral hepatitis, upper respiratory tract infection, tuberculosis, measles, leptospirosis, dengue fever, tetanus, and gas gangrene, as well as some rare infections...
June 2013: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
Angela María Gutiérrez-Alvarez, Nicolas Medina Silva, María Catalina Vargas Bazurto, Sindy Montoya Osorio
Electronic database Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library and Lilacs were used to retrieve the clinical trials that will evaluate the various therapeutical options available for management of hemorrhagic dengue. Eight clinical studies were included. Supportive care and symptomatic treatment through hydration and aggressive fluid management, if hypotension develops in the course of disease, are the most important aids to improve survival. Treatment with corticosteroids such as methylprednisolone, hydrocortisone, carbazochorome sodium sulfonate (AC-17) and recombinant activated factor VII did not reduce mortality in children with hemorrhagic dengue...
September 2006: Revista Cubana de Medicina Tropical
Thanyanat Bunnag, Siripen Kalayanarooj
BACKGROUND: Dengue virus infection is an important mosquito-borne disease with the reported 40,000-100,000 cases per year in Thailand. Shock is one of the common presentations at the emergency room (ER) and dengue shock syndrome (DSS) is among the common causes of shock. Proper and timely management of DSS determines the outcomes and prognosis of DSS patients. OBJECTIVE: To find the prevalence of DSS at the ER and evaluate the medical management and risk factors associated with the outcome of DSS patients...
August 2011: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, Chotmaihet Thangphaet
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