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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232345/factors-associated-with-lack-of-vision-improvement-in-children-with-cortical-visual-impairment
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Swati Handa, Seyed E Saffari, Mark Borchert
BACKGROUND: Improvement in vision has been noted in children with cortical visual impairment (CVI), resulting from disparate types of brain injury. The purpose of our study was to determine the risk factors associated with poor recovery of vision in this group of patients. METHODS: Case records of children who were born before 2010 with at least 4 follow-up visits for CVI were reviewed for underlying etiologies of CVI, visual acuity (VA), and associated neurological and ophthalmological disorders...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230595/an-optimized-technique-of-endoscopic-third-ventriculocisternostomy-etv-for-children-with-occlusive-hydrocephalus
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Albert Akramovich Sufianov, Ekkehard M Kasper, Rinat Albertovich Sufianov
In this article, we present an optimized minimally invasive technique of ETV for children with occlusive hydrocephalus. The study comprises of 64 consecutive pediatric cases (34 boys and 30 girls aged from 1 month to 5 years) of occlusive hydrocephalus from various etiologies, which were treated with a modified technique of ETV. Mean clinical follow-up period after ETV was 24.2 ± 3.8 months. Application of the new technique made it possible to significantly reduce the length of the soft tissue incision for access, and the use of upgraded instruments allowed to perform a twist drill hole in the skull to less than half a usual size...
December 11, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229283/pediatric-bicycle-helmet-legislation-and-crash-related-traumatic-brain-injury-in-illinois-1999-2009
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Chelsea Williams, Raquel Weston, Joe Feinglass, Marie Crandall
BACKGROUND: Bicycling is one of the most popular forms of play and exercise for children in the US. However, over 200,000 children per year are injured in bicycle crashes, and an estimated 22,000 pediatric bicycle-related traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) occur annually. Bicycle helmets are known to decrease the risk of head injury, but efficacy and magnitude of the effect of helmet legislation have not been fully elucidated. METHODS: This was a retrospective, observational study of children aged <18, who presented after a bicycle crash in Illinois from 1999 to 2009...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215914/feasibility-and-effectiveness-of-a-parenting-programme-for-mexican-parents-of-children-with-acquired-brain-injury-case-report
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Clara Chavez-Arana, Cathy Catroppa, Guillermina Yáñez Téllez, Celia Godfrey, Belén Prieto-Corona, Miguel A de León, Antonio García, Vicki Anderson
BACKGROUND: Acquired brain injury (ABI) during childhood typically causes behaviour problems in the child and high levels of stress in the family. OBJECTIVES: (1) To investigate the feasibility and effectiveness of a parenting programme to: improve behaviour and self-regulation (SR) in Mexican children with ABI, enhance parenting skills, and decrease parental stress in parents of children with ABI; (2) to explore the impact of parent SR on child. METHODS: Case study design with four participants post-ABI, aged 7-12 years, recruited in Mexico City...
December 7, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210926/hospital-readmissions-after-pediatric-trauma
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Aline B Maddux, Peter E DeWitt, Peter M Mourani, Tellen D Bennett
OBJECTIVES: To determine the rate, etiology, and timing of unplanned and planned hospital readmissions and to identify risk factors for unplanned readmission in children who survive a hospitalization for trauma. DESIGN: Multicenter retrospective cohort study of a probabilistically linked dataset from the National Trauma Data Bank and the Pediatric Health Information System database, 2007-2012. SETTING: Twenty-nine U.S. children's hospitals...
November 28, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208736/pathophysiological-and-behavioral-deficits-in-developing-mice-following-rotational-acceleration-deceleration-traumatic-brain-injury
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Guoxiang Wang, Yi Ping Zhang, Zhongwen Gao, Lisa B E Shields, Fang Li, Tianci Chu, Huayi Lv, Thomas Moriarty, Xiao-Ming Xu, Xiaoyu Yang, Christopher B Shields, Jun Cai
Abusive head trauma (AHT) is the leading cause of death from trauma in infants and young children. An AHT animal model was developed on 12-day-old mice subjected to 90° head extension-flexion sagittal shaking repeated 30, 60, 80, and 100 times. The mortality and time until return of consciousness were dependent on the number of repeats and severity of the injury. Under 60 times of repeated head shakings, the pups demonstrated apnea and/or bradycardia immediately after injury. Acute oxygen desaturation was observed by pulse oximetry during respiratory and cardiac suppression...
November 30, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207908/a-scoping-review-of-pain-in-children-following-traumatic-brain-injury-is-there-more-than-headache
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Vivian Kwan, Mai Vo, Melanie Noel, Keith Owen Yeates
AIM: Headache is a common source of pain in children following traumatic brain injury (TBI); however, relatively little is known about non-headache pain in this pediatric population. The present review seeks to map the extant literature to determine the prevalence, characteristics, and impact of non-headache pain in children following TBI of all severities. RESULTS: Of 109 studies published on pain in children following a TBI, 95 (87%) were focused exclusively on headache pain and only 14 (13%) reported on non-headache pain or overall pain, with half (n = 7) in the form of case studies...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206727/assessment-of-myocardial-function-and-injury-by-echocardiography-and-cardiac-biomarkers-in-african-children-with-severe-plasmodium-falciparum-malaria
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Simon Kotlyar, Peter Olupot-Olupot, Julius Nteziyaremye, Samuel O Akech, Sophie Uyoga, Rita Muhindo, Christopher L Moore, Kathryn Maitland
OBJECTIVES: Perturbed hemodynamic function complicates severe malaria. The Fluid Expansion as Supportive Therapy trial demonstrated that fluid resuscitation, involving children with severe malaria, was associated with increased mortality, primarily due to cardiovascular collapse, suggesting that myocardial dysfunction may have a role. The aim of this study was to characterize cardiac function in children with severe malaria. DESIGN: A prospective observational study with clinical, laboratory, and echocardiographic data collected at presentation (T0) and 24 hours (T1) in children with severe malaria...
December 4, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206655/pathophysiology-clinical-presentation-and-treatment-of-coma-and-acute-kidney-injury-complicating-falciparum-malaria
#9
Katherine Plewes, Gareth D H Turner, Arjen M Dondorp
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cerebral impairment and acute kidney injury (AKI) are independent predictors of mortality in both adults and children with severe falciparum malaria. In this review, we present recent advances in understanding the pathophysiology, clinical features, and management of these complications of severe malaria, and discuss future areas of research. RECENT FINDINGS: Cerebral malaria and AKI are serious and well recognized complications of severe malaria...
December 4, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204022/impact-of-road-traffic-injury-to-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury-in-southern-thailand
#10
Thara Tunthanathip, Nakornchai Phuenpathom
Background: Motor vehicle is a major transportation in Southern Thailand as the result of road traffic injury and death. Consequently, severe disability and mortality in pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) were observed from traffic accident, particularly motorcycle accident. To identify the risk of intracranial injury in children, the association of treatment outcome with various factors including mechanisms of injury, clinical characteristics, and intracranial pathology can be assessed...
October 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203200/traumatic-skull-fractures-in-children-and-adolescents-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Hongwei Wang, Yue Zhou, Jun Liu, Lan Ou, Jianda Han, Liangbi Xiang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the epidemiological features of child and adolescent (≤18 years old) patients managed for traumatic skull fractures (TSKFs) and associated traumatic brain injury (TBI). DESIGN: 393 Patients who were children and adolescent who had TSKFs admitted to our university affiliated hospitals between January 2003 and December 2010. The incidence and patterns were summarized with respect to different age group, admission time and etiology. SETTING: Two university-affiliated hospitals from January 2003 to May 2010...
November 29, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201280/a-network-approach-to-examining-injury-severity-in-pediatric-tbi
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Emily L Dennis, Faisal Rashid, Neda Jahanshad, Talin Babikian, Richard Mink, Christopher Babbitt, Jeffrey Johnson, Christopher C Giza, Robert F Asarnow, Paul M Thompson
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in children, and can lead to long lasting functional impairment. Many factors influence outcome, but imaging studies examining effects of individual variables are limited by sample size. Roughly 20-40% of hospitalized TBI patients experience seizures, but not all of these patients go on to develop a recurrent seizure disorder. Here we examined differences in structural network connectivity in pediatric patients who had sustained a moderate-severe TBI (msTBI)...
2017: Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: from Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194585/complex-interactions-between-hypoxia-ischemia-and-inflammation-in-preterm-brain-injury
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Robert Galinsky, Christopher A Lear, Justin M Dean, Guido Wassink, Simerdeep K Dhillon, Mhoyra Fraser, Joanne O Davidson, Laura Bennet, Alistair J Gunn
Children surviving preterm birth have a high risk of disability, particularly cognitive and learning problems. There is extensive clinical and experimental evidence that disability is now primarily related to dysmaturation of white and gray matter, defined by failure of oligodendrocyte maturation and neuronal dendritic arborization, rather than cell death alone. The etiology of this dysmaturation is multifactorial, with contributions from hypoxia-ischemia, infection/inflammation and barotrauma. Intriguingly, these factors can interact to both increase and decrease damage...
December 1, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194222/risk-factors-for-admission-and-prolonged-length-of-stay-in-pediatric-isolated-skull-fractures
#14
Daniel C Williams, Anbesaw W Selassie, William S Russell, Keith T Borg, William T Basco
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess management of pediatric isolated skull fracture (ISF) patients by determining frequency of admission and describing characteristics associated with patients admitted for observation compared with patients discharged directly from the emergency department (ED) and those requiring a prolonged hospitalization. METHODS: We evaluated children younger than 5 years who presented with ISF using the South Carolina Traumatic Brain Injury Surveillance and Registry System data from 2001 to 2011...
December 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194176/racial-disparities-in-outpatient-mental-health-service-use-among-children-hospitalized-for-traumatic-brain-injury
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Megan Moore, Nathalia Jimenez, Janessa M Graves, Tessa Rue, Jesse R Fann, Frederick P Rivara, Monica S Vavilala
OBJECTIVE: To examine racial differences in mental health service utilization after hospitalization for traumatic brain injury (TBI) among children with Medicaid insurance. DESIGN AND MAIN MEASURES: Retrospective analysis of the MarketScan Multi-State Medicaid database from 2007 to 2012 was performed. Outpatient mental health service utilization (psychiatric and psychological individual and group services) was compared at TBI hospitalization, from discharge to 3 months and from 4 to 12 months after discharge, between children of non-Hispanic white (NHW), non-Hispanic black (NHB), Hispanic, and "Other" racial groups...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192337/pediatric-emergency-department-visits-for-pedestrian-and-bicyclist-injuries-in-the-us
#16
Katherine Wheeler-Martin, Stephen J Mooney, David C Lee, Andrew Rundle, Charles DiMaggio
BACKGROUND: Despite reductions in youth pedestrian and bicyclist deaths over the past two decades, these injuries remain a substantial cause of morbidity and mortality for children and adolescents. There is a need for additional information on non-fatal pediatric pedestrian injuries and the role of traumatic brain injury (TBI), a leading cause of acquired disability. METHODS: Using a multi-year national sample of emergency department (ED) records, we estimated annual motorized-vehicle related pediatric pedestrian and bicyclist (i...
December 1, 2017: Injury Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190942/clinical-predictors-of-intracranial-injuries-on-ct-in-infants-younger-than-2-years-old-with-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
#17
Guangfu Di, Hua Liu, Xinhua Hu, Sansong Chen, Zhichun Wang, Hongyi Liu
Purpose: Mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) is common in children. The aim of this study was to identify clinical predictors of intracranial injuries on computed tomography (CT) in infants younger than 2 years old with mild TBI, which allow reducing number of imaging. Results: Of 214 enrolled infants with complete data, 30 (5.8%) sustained intracranial injuries. Younger age in months, severe injury mechanism and scalp hematomas were associated with traumatic intracranial injuries on CT...
November 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190153/cognitive-function-and-participation-in-children-and-youth-with-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-two-years-after-injury
#18
S A M Lambregts, J E M Smetsers, I M A J Verhoeven, A J de Kloet, I G L van de Port, G M Ribbers, C E Catsman-Berrevoets
BACKGROUND: 10-20% of children and youth with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) suffer from long-term cognitive impairments with, supposedly, a negative impact on most domains of functioning. OBJECTIVES: To describe cognitive functioning and participation in children and youth two-years post-mTBI and to determine associated risk factors. METHODS: Cross-sectional study among 73 patients (aged 6-22 years), hospital diagnosed with mTBI. Linear regression modelling was used to investigate the effect of potential predictors on cognitive functioning as measured with a neuropsychological assessment (NPA), two-years post-injury...
November 30, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182021/injuries-depicted-in-sport-related-films
#19
Robert P Olympia, Hannah Wakefield, Bryan Wakefield, Christopher J Weber
The perception that children and adolescents have of injuries may be influenced by their depiction in sport-related films. The objective of this study was to determine the depiction of injuries in a select number of sport-related films. Forty-four films were analyzed. Injury category, on-the-field management, and long-term management were determined for each injury. Major injuries were defined as injuries requiring prompt intervention and immediate discontinuation of sport participation. A total of 49 injuries were depicted, categorized as fracture (n = 11), contusion (n = 10), brain concussion (n = 8), muscle cramps (n = 5), laceration/abrasion (n = 4), ligamentous knee injury (n = 4), shoulder dislocation (n = 2), rotator cuff injury (n = 2), ankle sprain (n = 2), and unspecified injury (n = 1)...
November 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173217/behavioral-consequences-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-in-preschoolers
#20
Charlotte Gagner, Catherine Landry-Roy, Annie Bernier, Jocelyn Gravel, Miriam H Beauchamp
BACKGROUND: Pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of long-term disability in children and adolescents worldwide. Amongst the wide array of consequences known to occur after pediatric TBI, behavioral impairments are among the most widespread and may particularly affect children who sustain injury early in the course of development. The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of internalizing and externalizing behavioral problems 6 months after preschool (i...
November 27, 2017: Psychological Medicine
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