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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454255/effects-of-adjunctive-eslicarbazepine-acetate-on-neurocognitive-functioning-in-children-with-refractory-focal-onset-seizures
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Sergiusz Jóźwiak, P Veggiotti, J Moreira, H Gama, F Rocha, P Soares-da-Silva
PURPOSE: This was a phase-II, randomized, double-blind (DB), placebo-controlled study aimed to evaluate neurocognitive effects of eslicarbazepine acetate (ESL) as adjunctive therapy in pediatric patients with refractory focal-onset seizures (FOS). METHODS: Children (6-16years old) with FOS were randomized (2:1) to ESL or placebo. Treatment started at 10mg/kg/day, was up-titrated up to 30mg/kg/day (target dose), and maintained for 8weeks, followed by one-year open-label follow-up...
February 13, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454219/reading-skill-related-to-left-ventral-occipitotemporal-cortex-during-a-phonological-awareness-task-in-5-6-year-old-children
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Jin Wang, Marc F Joanisse, James R Booth
The left ventral occipitotemporal cortex (vOT) is important in visual word recognition. Studies have shown that the left vOT is generally observed to be involved in spoken language processing in skilled readers, suggesting automatic access to corresponding orthographic information. However, little is known about where and how the left vOT is involved in the spoken language processing of young children with emerging reading ability. In order to answer this question, we examined the relation of reading ability in 5-6-year-old kindergarteners to the activation of vOT during an auditory phonological awareness task...
February 14, 2018: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454046/the-psychometric-properties-of-the-mbps-scale-used-to-assess-procedural-pain
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Dianne J Crellin, Franz E Babl, Nick Santamaria, Denise Harrison
The Modified Behavioral Pain Scale (MBPS) was designed to assess procedural pain in infants and is considered valid for assessing immunisation pain. The aim of this study was to assess the practical and psychometric properties of the MBPS when applied to other commonly performed procedures. Twenty-six clinicians independently applied the MBPS scale to segments of video collected from 100 children aged six to 42 months undergoing one of four procedures in the emergency department. Positive correlation between MBPS and VASobs pain (r = 0...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453636/assessment-of-oximetry-based-statistical-classifiers-as-simplified-screening-tools-in-the-management-of-childhood-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Andrea Crespo, Daniel Álvarez, Leila Kheirandish-Gozal, Gonzalo C Gutiérrez-Tobal, Ana Cerezo-Hernández, David Gozal, Roberto Hornero, Félix Del Campo
PURPOSE: A variety of statistical models based on overnight oximetry has been proposed to simplify the detection of children with suspected obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Despite the usefulness reported, additional thorough comparative analyses are required. This study was aimed at assessing common binary classification models from oximetry for the detection of childhood OSAS. METHODS: Overnight oximetry recordings from 176 children referred for clinical suspicion of OSAS were acquired during in-lab polysomnography...
February 16, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453418/periodic-reanalysis-of-whole-genome-sequencing-data-enhances-the-diagnostic-advantage-over-standard-clinical-genetic-testing
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Gregory Costain, Rebekah Jobling, Susan Walker, Miriam S Reuter, Meaghan Snell, Sarah Bowdin, Ronald D Cohn, Lucie Dupuis, Stacy Hewson, Saadet Mercimek-Andrews, Cheryl Shuman, Neal Sondheimer, Rosanna Weksberg, Grace Yoon, M Stephen Meyn, Dimitri J Stavropoulos, Stephen W Scherer, Roberto Mendoza-Londono, Christian R Marshall
Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) as a first-tier diagnostic test could transform medical genetic assessments, but there are limited data regarding its clinical use. We previously showed that WGS could feasibly be deployed as a single molecular test capable of a higher diagnostic rate than current practices, in a prospectively recruited cohort of 100 children meeting criteria for chromosomal microarray analysis. In this study, we report on the added diagnostic yield with re-annotation and reanalysis of these WGS data ~2 years later...
February 16, 2018: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453396/bone-marrow-lympho-myeloid-malfunction-in-obesity-requires-precursor-cell-autonomous-tlr4
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Ailing Liu, Minhui Chen, Rashmi Kumar, Maja Stefanovic-Racic, Robert M O'Doherty, Ying Ding, Willi Jahnen-Dechent, Lisa Borghesi
Obesity, a prevalent condition in adults and children, impairs bone marrow (BM) function. However, the underlying mechanisms are unclear. Here, we show that obese mice exhibit poor emergency immune responses in a toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4)-dependent manner. Canonical myeloid genes (Csf1r, Spi1, Runx1) are enhanced, and lymphoid genes (Flt3, Tcf3, Ebf1) are reduced. Using adoptive transfer and mixed BM chimera approaches we demonstrate that myeloid>lymphoid bias arises after 6 weeks of high-fat diet and depends on precursor cell-autonomous TLR4...
February 16, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453197/paediatric-hospital-admission-processes-and-outcomes-a-qualitative-study-of-parents-experiences-and-priorities
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JoAnna K Leyenaar, Paul A Rizzo, Emily R O'Brien, Peter K Lindenauer
BACKGROUND: Hospital admission, like hospital discharge, represents a transition of care associated with changes in setting, healthcare providers and clinical management. While considerable efforts have focused on improving the quality and safety of hospital-to-home transitions, there has been little focus on transitions into hospital. OBJECTIVES: Among children hospitalised with ambulatory care sensitive conditions, we aimed to characterise families' experiences as they transitioned from outpatient to inpatient care, identify hospital admission processes and outcomes most important to families and determine how parental perspectives differed between children admitted directly and through emergency departments (ED)...
February 16, 2018: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452932/occult-abusive-injuries-in-children-brought-for-care-after-intimate-partner-violence-an-exploratory-study
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Gunjan Tiyyagura, Cindy Christian, Rachel Berger, Daniel Lindberg
Children in homes with intimate partner violence (IPV) are at increased risk for physical abuse. We determined the frequency and injury patterns in children who underwent child abuse consultation after IPV exposure by retrospectively analyzing the "Examination of Siblings To Recognize Abuse" cohort of children referred for physical abuse. Children were selected who presented after IPV exposure. Among 2890 children evaluated by child abuse pediatricians, 61 (2.1%) patients presented after IPV exposure...
February 13, 2018: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452814/deep-or-awake-removal-of-laryngeal-mask-airway-in-children-at-risk-of-respiratory-adverse-events-undergoing-tonsillectomy-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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A Ramgolam, G L Hall, G Zhang, M Hegarty, B S von Ungern-Sternberg
BACKGROUND: Laryngeal mask airways (LMA) are widely used during tonsillectomies. Contrasting evidence exists regarding the timing of the removal and the risk of perioperative respiratory adverse events. We assessed whether the likelihood of perioperative respiratory adverse events is influenced by the timing of LMA removal in children with at least one risk factor for these events. METHODS: Participants (n=290, 0-16 yr) were randomised to have their LMA removed either deep (in theatre by anaesthetist at end-tidal sevoflurane >1 minimum alveolar concentration) or awake (in theatre by anaesthetist or in postanaesthesia care unit by anaesthetist or trained nurse)...
March 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452747/accuracy-of-clinician-practice-compared-with-three-head-injury-decision-rules-in-children-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Franz E Babl, Ed Oakley, Stuart R Dalziel, Meredith L Borland, Natalie Phillips, Amit Kochar, Sarah Dalton, John A Cheek, Yuri Gilhotra, Jeremy Furyk, Jocelyn Neutze, Susan Donath, Stephen Hearps, Charlotte Molesworth, Louise Crowe, Silvia Bressan, Mark D Lyttle
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Three clinical decision rules for head injuries in children (Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network [PECARN], Canadian Assessment of Tomography for Childhood Head Injury [CATCH], and Children's Head Injury Algorithm for the Prediction of Important Clinical Events [CHALICE]) have been shown to have high performance accuracy. The utility of any of these in a particular setting depends on preexisting clinician accuracy. We therefore assess the accuracy of clinician practice in detecting clinically important traumatic brain injury...
February 13, 2018: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452204/antiviral-therapy-in-hepatitis-b-virus-infected-children-with-immune-tolerant-characters-a-pilot-open-lable-randomized-study
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Shishu Zhu, Hongfei Zhang, Yi Dong, Limin Wang, Zhiqiang Xu, Weiwei Liu, Yu Gan, Hongmei Tang, Dawei Chen, Fuchuan Wang, Pan Zhao
BACKGROUND & AIM: Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) in children possesses a serious health problem worldwide. It remains unresolved how children with immune-tolerant chronic hepatitis B should be treated, who were commonly characterized by HBeAg positivity, high viral load, normal or mildly elevated ALT and no or minimal inflammation in liver histology. This trial aims to study the benefits of antiviral therapy in children with these characters. METHODS: This is a pilot open-lable randomized controlled study...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452149/facial-gender-but-not-emotion-distinguishes-neural-responses-of-10-to-13-year-old-children-with-social-anxiety-disorder-from-healthy-and-clinical-controls
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Verena Keil, Andero Uusberg, Jens Blechert, Brunna Tuschen-Caffier, Julian Schmitz
OBJECTIVE: The current study examined neural and behavioral responses to angry, happy and neutral faces in childhood social anxiety disorder (SAD). METHOD: Behavioral (reaction time and accuracy) and electrocortical measures (P100, N170, EPN, LPP) were assessed during a facial emotion identification task in children (age 10-13) with SAD (n = 32), clinical controls with mixed anxiety disorders (n = 30), and healthy controls (n = 33). RESULTS: Overall, there were no group differences in behavioral or neural responses to emotional faces...
February 13, 2018: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451814/variability-in-asthma-quality-and-costs-in-children-with-different-medicaid-insurance-plans-in-maricopa-county
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Matthew Rank, Natalie Landman, Gevork Harootunian, Michelle Winscott, Neil Jain, Keith Frey, Gena Wilson, Rupali Drewek, Lilia Parra-Roide, Charlton Wilson, Robert Smoldt, Denis Cortese
OBJECTIVE: To describe the variation in asthma quality and costs among children with different Medicaid insurance plans. METHODS: We used 2013 data from the Center for Health Information and Research, which houses a database that includes individuals who have Medicaid insurance in Arizona. We analyzed children ages 2-17 years-old who lived in Maricopa County, Arizona. Asthma medication ratio (AMR, a measure of appropriate asthma medication use), outpatient follow-up within 2 weeks after asthma-related hospitalization (a measure of continuity of care), asthma-related hospitalizations, and all emergency department (ED) visits were the primary quality metrics...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450839/characterizing-health-disparities-in-the-age-of-autism-diagnosis-in-a-study-of-8-year-old-children
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Chandni Parikh, Margaret Kurzius-Spencer, Ann M Mastergeorge, Sydney Pettygrove
The diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is often delayed from the time of noted concerns to the actual diagnosis. The current study used child- and family-level factors to identify homogeneous classes in a surveillance-based sample (n = 2303) of 8-year-old children with ASD. Using latent class analysis, a 5-class model emerged and the class memberships were examined in relation to the child's median age at ASD diagnosis. Class 3, with known language delays and a high advantage socioeconomically had the lowest age of ASD diagnosis (46...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450701/burden-characteristics-and-process-of-care-among-the-pediatric-and-adult-trauma-patients-in-botswana-s-main-hospitals
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Michael B Mwandri, Timothy C Hardcastle
BACKGROUND: Botswana is notable among countries with high rates of Road Traffic Collisions (RTC); like many other lower-middle-income countries (LMICs), it lacks trauma systems. The World Health Organization recommends 'Essential Trauma Care' in countries with no formal trauma systems. The proportion of injuries in Emergency Departments and the care process were investigated to gain an overview for enabling the design of a relevant LMICs trauma system. METHOD: Blunt and penetrating trauma patients were included from three major hospitals, examining the proportion of injuries, patient characteristics, the care process and comparing these between pediatrics and adults...
February 15, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449613/health-care-spending-and-utilization-for-children-discharged-from-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Dennis Z Kuo, Jay G Berry, Matt Hall, Robert E Lyle, Christopher J Stille
OBJECTIVES: To describe health-care spending and utilization for infants discharged from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort analysis of 4973 NICU graduates in the Truven MarketScan Medicaid database, with follow-up to the third birthday. Health-care spending and utilization after NICU discharge were assessed. Using logistic regression, we assessed clinical characteristics associated with hospitalization and emergency department (ED) visits...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449005/association-between-oxidative-stress-genetic-factors-and-clinical-severity-in-children-with-sickle-cell-anemia
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Céline Renoux, Philippe Joly, Camille Faes, Pauline Mury, Buse Eglenen, Mine Turkay, Gokce Yavas, Ozlem Yalcin, Yves Bertrand, Nathalie Garnier, Daniela Cuzzubbo, Alexandra Gauthier, Marc Romana, Berenike Möckesch, Giovanna Cannas, Sophie Antoine-Jonville, Vincent Pialoux, Philippe Connes
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the associations between several sickle cell disease genetic modifiers (beta-globin haplotypes, alpha-thalassemia, and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency) and the level of oxidative stress and to evaluate the association between oxidative stress and the rates of vaso-occlusive events. STUDY DESIGN: Steady-state oxidative and nitrosative stress markers, biological variables, genetic modulators, and vaso-occlusive crisis events requiring emergency admissions were measured during a 2-year period in 62 children with sickle cell anemia (58 SS and 4 Sβ 0 )...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448936/chitinase-3-like-1-is-a-biomarker-of-acute-kidney-injury-and-mortality-in-paediatric-severe-malaria
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Andrea L Conroy, Michael T Hawkes, Robyn Elphinstone, Robert O Opoka, Sophie Namasopo, Christopher Miller, Chandy C John, Kevin C Kain
BACKGROUND: Chitinase-3-like 1 (CHI3L1) is a glycoprotein elevated in paediatric severe malaria, and an emerging urinary biomarker of acute kidney injury (AKI). Based on the hypothesis that elevated CHI3L1 levels in malaria are associated with disease severity, the relationship between plasma CHI3L1 levels, AKI and mortality was investigated in Ugandan children enrolled in a clinical trial evaluating inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) as an adjunctive therapy for severe malaria. METHODS: Plasma CHI3L1 levels were measured daily for 4 days in children admitted to hospital with severe malaria and at day 14 follow up...
February 15, 2018: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448812/a-qualitative-examination-of-parent-engagement-in-a-family-based-childhood-obesity-program
#19
Emily A Schmied, Emmeline Chuang, Hala Madanat, Jamie Moody, Leticia Ibarra, Kenia Ortiz, Karla Macias, Guadalupe X Ayala
Low parent engagement is frequently identified as a barrier to effective implementation of family-based childhood obesity prevention and control programs. A more nuanced understanding of factors affecting parent engagement is important for improving implementation and, ultimately, program efficacy. This qualitative study examined factors influencing parent engagement in a family-based childhood obesity prevention and control program. Semistructured interviews informed by the health belief model and the transtheoretical model were conducted with 22 predominantly Latina mothers following the scheduled conclusion of program activities...
February 1, 2018: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447619/autism-spectrum-disorder-traits-in-typically-developing-emerging-adults-and-associated-parenting-a-person-centered-approach
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Cliff McKinney, Daniel L Gadke, Mallory L Malkin
Research on parenting children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) indicates these children receive parenting tailored to their condition. However, little is known about ASD in adulthood, especially in emerging adults at college, and how they are parented. The current study examined how emerging adults in a non-clinical typically-developing sample differed in their current perceptions of parenting as a function of ASD traits. Participants completed questionnaires about their current perceptions of parenting and self-reported ASD traits...
February 15, 2018: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
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