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Child acute respiratory infection

G Tourniaire, C Milési, J Baleine, J Crozier, C Lapeyre, C Combes, N Nagot, G Cambonie
INTRODUCTION: The role of anemia is raised as a risk of low respiratory infection of the child, but there are no data on anemia as a severity factor in acute viral bronchiolitis (AVB) in infants. METHODS: All infants less than 16 weeks old admitted to Montpellier University Hospital from 2015/10/01 to 2016/04/01 for AVB were included in a retrospective observational study. The primary objective was to determine whether the hemoglobin (Hb) concentration on admission was an independent factor of clinical severity, judged by the modified Wood's clinical asthma score (m-WCAS)...
March 6, 2018: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
Silvia Seibt, Catherine A Gilchrist, Peter W Reed, Emma J Best, Anthony Harnden, Carlos A Camargo, Cameron C Grant
BACKGROUND: Infectious diseases are the leading cause of hospital admissions in young children. Hospitalisation with an infectious disease is a recurrent event for some children. Our objective was to describe risk factors for infectious disease readmission following hospital admission with an infectious disease in the first two years of life. METHODS: We performed a national cohort study of New Zealand children, born 2005-2009, with an infectious disease admission before age 24 months...
March 5, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
Neale Smith, Anne Smith, Alice Wang, Kaitlyn Shaw, Gabriella Groeneweg, Ran D Goldman, Bryan Wilkinson, Ricardo Jimenez, Leah Mwai, Bruce Carleton
Objectives: Administration of oral corticosteroids at the onset of an upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) can be effective in the management of acute asthma exacerbations in children. This study was designed to identify barriers to parent-initiated implementation of clinical practice guideline-recommended use of oral corticosteroids for prophylaxis against severe asthma exacerbations in children. Methods: Twenty-seven children who presented to BC Children's Hospital with URTI-induced asthma exacerbations were recruited...
July 2017: Paediatrics & Child Health
K M Schlinkmann, A Bakuli, A Karch, F Meyer, J Dreesman, M Monazahian, R Mikolajczyk
Transmission of acute respiratory infections (ARI) and acute gastroenteritis (AGE) often occurs in households. The aim of this study was to assess which proportion of ARI and AGE is introduced and transmitted by children in German households with children attending child care. We recruited families with children aged 0-6 years in Braunschweig (Germany), for a 4 months prospective cohort study in the winter period 2014/2015. Every household member was included in a health diary and used nasal swabs for pathogen identification in case of ARI...
February 26, 2018: Epidemiology and Infection
Pemantah Sandheeah Ramdeny, Colin Powell, Mallinath Chakraborty, Louise Hartley
A 6-month-old male infant with Stuve-Wiedemann syndrome (SWS) presented with an acute respiratory arrest secondary to a rhinovirus respiratory infection from which he was rapidly resuscitated. He developed an acute kidney injury requiring supportive treatment and on day 3 of his illness was noted to have developed severe rhabdomyolysis (creatine kinase level 132 040 U/L (normal <320 U/L)). He was born from consanguineous parents with homozygous mutations in the leukaemia inhibitory factor receptor. He had skeletal dysplasia with metabolic bone disease and episodes of hyperthermia with lactic acidosis...
February 8, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Christopher Troeger, Danny V Colombara, Puja C Rao, Ibrahim A Khalil, Alexandria Brown, Thomas G Brewer, Richard L Guerrant, Eric R Houpt, Karen L Kotloff, Kavita Misra, William A Petri, James Platts-Mills, Mark S Riddle, Scott J Swartz, Mohammad H Forouzanfar, Robert C Reiner, Simon I Hay, Ali H Mokdad
BACKGROUND: Diarrhoea is a leading cause of death and illness globally among children younger than 5 years. Mortality and short-term morbidity cause substantial burden of disease but probably underestimate the true effect of diarrhoea on population health. This underestimation is because diarrhoeal diseases can negatively affect early childhood growth, probably through enteric dysfunction and impaired uptake of macronutrients and micronutrients. We attempt to quantify the long-term sequelae associated with childhood growth impairment due to diarrhoea...
March 2018: Lancet Global Health
Hiroki Miura, Fumihiko Hattori, Hidetoshi Uchida, Tadayoshi Hata, Kazuko Kudo, Masatoki Sato, Tetsushi Yoshikawa
BACKGROUND: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection is common and may be severe among patients with preexisting cardiac anomalies, but direct involvement of myocardial damage is not common in those patients. Additionally, myocardial involvement has been rarely described among immune compromised children. CASE PRESENTATION: A 4-year-old girl with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who received maintenance chemotherapy in an outpatient clinic developed systemic inflammatory response syndrome...
February 12, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
Sophie Turnbull, Patricia J Lucas, Niamh M Redmond, Hannah Christensen, Hannah Thornton, Christie Cabral, Peter S Blair, Brendan C Delaney, Matthew Thompson, Paul Little, Tim J Peters, Alastair D Hay
BACKGROUND: The objectives were to identify 1) the clinician and child characteristics associated with; 2) clinical management decisions following from, and; 3) the prognostic value of; a clinician's 'gut feeling something is wrong' for children presenting to primary care with acute cough and respiratory tract infection (RTI). METHODS: Multicentre prospective cohort study where 518 primary care clinicians across 244 general practices in England assessed 8394 children aged ≥3 months and < 16 years for acute cough and RTI...
February 5, 2018: BMC Family Practice
Fady M El-Gendy, Mahmoud A El-Hawy, Mohamed S Rizk, Sally M El-Hefnawy, Mohamed Z Mahmoud
There are many causes of anemia; the most common of these are acute and chronic infections, iron deficiency, or both. Identifying the cause is a very important step in management of anemia. So, we evaluated the usefulness of soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR) and of the sTfR/log ferritin in the diagnosis of iron deficiency anemia accompanied by acute infection. This study was conducted on 131 children aged 2-11 years old from those who attended the pediatric outpatient clinics in Menoufia university hospital...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
Tom Jefferson, Alessandro Rivetti, Carlo Di Pietrantonj, Vittorio Demicheli
BACKGROUND: The consequences of influenza in children and adults are mainly absenteeism from school and work. However, the risk of complications is greatest in children and people over 65 years of age. This is an update of a review published in 2011. Future updates of this review will be made only when new trials or vaccines become available. Observational data included in previous versions of the review have been retained for historical reasons but have not been updated because of their lack of influence on the review conclusions...
February 1, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Satoshi Mochida, Nobuaki Nakayama, Akio Ido, Kazuaki Inoue, Takuya Genda, Yasuhiro Takikawa, Isao Sakaida, Shuji Terai, Osamu Yokosuka, Masahito Shimizu, Hajime Takikawa
To establish diagnostic criteria for acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) in Japan, the Intractable Hepato-Biliary Disease Study Group of Japan performed a multicenter pilot survey for patients fulfilling the APASL, EASL-Clif Consortium, or Chinese Medical Association (CMA) diagnostic criteria for ACLF and found that the APASL criteria were suitable for screening Japanese patients with ACLF when patients whose conditions were triggered by gastrointestinal bleeding were included within the disease entity, while the EASL-Clif Consortium criteria were useful for classifying the severity of the patients' conditions...
January 23, 2018: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
Megan Rose Williams, Giles Greene, Gurudutt Naik, Kathryn Hughes, Christopher C Butler, Alastair D Hay
BACKGROUND: Overuse and inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics is driving antibiotic resistance. GPs often prescribe antibiotics for upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) in young children despite their marginal beneficial effects. AIM: To assess the quality of antibiotic prescribing for common infections in young children attending primary care and to investigate influencing factors. DESIGN AND SETTING: An observational, descriptive analysis, including children attending primary care sites in England and Wales...
February 2018: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
A Bernasconi, F Crabbé, R Rossi, I Qani, A Vanobberghen, M Raab, S Du Mortier
INTRODUCTION: ALMANACH (ALgorithms for the MANagement of Acute CHildhood illnesses) is an electronic version of IMCI (Integrated Management of Childhood Illness) running on tablets. ALMANACH enhances its concept, it integrates well into health staff's daily consultation work and facilitates diagnosis and treatment. ALMANACH informs when to refer a child or to perform a rapid diagnostic test (RDT), recommends the right treatment dosage and synchronizes collected data real time with a Health Management Information System (DHIS2) for epidemiological evaluation and decision making...
December 28, 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
Jacqueline G O'Leary, K Rajender Reddy, Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, Scott W Biggins, Florence Wong, Michael B Fallon, Ram M Subramanian, Patrick S Kamath, Paul Thuluvath, Hugo E Vargas, Benedict Maliakkal, Puneeta Tandon, Jennifer Lai, Leroy R Thacker, Jasmohan S Bajaj
NACSELD (North American Consortium for the Study of End-Stage Liver Disease) definition of acute-on-chronic liver failure (NACSELD-ACLF) as ≥2 extra-hepatic organ failures has been proposed as a simple bedside tool to assess risk of mortality in hospitalized patients with cirrhosis. We validated NACSELD-ACLF's ability to predict 30-day survival (defined as in-hospital death or hospice discharge) in a separate multicenter prospectively enrolled cohort of both infected and uninfected hospitalized patients with cirrhosis...
January 8, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Markus Chan, John J Park, Ting Shi, Federico Martinón-Torres, Louis Bont, Harish Nair
Background: Acute lower respiratory tract infections (ALRIs) caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are a leading cause of hospitalization in infants. Numerous risk factors have been identified in the aetiology of severe RSV-associated ALRI necessitating hospitalisation, including prematurity and congenital heart disease. Down syndrome (DS), a common genetic disorder associated with congenital and dysmorphic features, has recently been identified as an independent risk factor for RSV-associated ALRI requiring hospitalisation; however, the disease burden of RSV-associated ALRI in this population has not yet been established...
December 2017: Journal of Global Health
Alex Pinto, Anita MacDonald, Esmeralda Cleto, Manuela Ferreira Almeida, Paula Cristina Ramos, Júlio César Rocha
Pinto A, MacDonald A, Cleto E, Almeida MF, Ramos PC, Rocha JC. A case report of a 4-year-old child with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency: An evidence based approach to nutritional management. Turk J Pediatr 2017; 59: 189-192. The objective was to describe the nutritional management of a 4-year-old child with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency. A 4-year-old male child, African descent, born from non-consanguineous parents presented with a clinical history of frequent respiratory infections, usually treated with antibiotics...
2017: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
Bancha Batiro, Tsegaye Demissie, Yoseph Halala, Antehun Alemayehu Anjulo
BACKGROUND: Stunting is a well-established risk marker of poor child development. Globally in 2017, 155 million children under 5 were estimated to be stunted. While different activities are being done to reduce the burden of stunted growth, the problem is overwhelming in Africa; it was increased by 24%. Therefore, identifying determinants of stunting among children aged 6-59 would help to set priorities for action and to the design of stunting reduction plan at a grassroots level. METHODS: The unmatched case-control study was conducted in randomly selected 8 rural kebeles of Kindo Didaye woreda, Ethiopia from February to April, 2016 to identify the determinants of stunting among children aged 6-59 months...
2017: PloS One
Jeffrey S Gerber, Rachael K Ross, Matthew Bryan, A Russell Localio, Julia E Szymczak, Richard Wasserman, Darlene Barkman, Folasade Odeniyi, Kathryn Conaboy, Louis Bell, Theoklis E Zaoutis, Alexander G Fiks
Importance: Acute respiratory tract infections account for the majority of antibiotic exposure in children, and broad-spectrum antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory tract infections is increasing. It is not clear whether broad-spectrum treatment is associated with improved outcomes compared with narrow-spectrum treatment. Objective: To compare the effectiveness of broad-spectrum and narrow-spectrum antibiotic treatment for acute respiratory tract infections in children...
December 19, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Michele P Dyson, Kassi Shave, Allison Gates, Ricardo M Fernandes, Shannon D Scott, Lisa Hartling
OBJECTIVES: To identify the outcome priorities of parents of children who had experienced an acute respiratory infection (ARI). DESIGN: This was a two-phase, mixed methods study with a sequential exploratory design. We used a cross-sectional quantitative web-based survey to elicit parents' priorities for paediatric ARI. We then used a discussion moderated via Facebook to elucidate richer descriptions of parents' priorities. SETTING: Survey and discussion data were collected via the internet...
December 14, 2017: BMJ Open
Mohinder Sarna, Stephen B Lambert, Theo P Sloots, David M Whiley, Asma Alsaleh, Lebogang Mhango, Seweryn Bialasiewicz, David Wang, Michael D Nissen, Keith Grimwood, Robert S Ware
INTRODUCTION: Viral acute respiratory infections (ARIs) cause substantial child morbidity. Sensitive molecular-based assays aid virus detection, but the clinical significance of positive tests remains uncertain as some viruses may be found in both acutely ill and healthy children. We describe disease-pathogen associations of respiratory viruses and quantify virus-specific attributable risk of ARIs in healthy children during the first 2 years of life. METHODS: One hundred fifty-eight term newborn babies in Brisbane, Australia, were recruited progressively into a longitudinal, community-based, birth cohort study conducted between September 2010 and October 2014...
December 15, 2017: Thorax
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