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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106876/early-signs-and-symptoms-of-intracranial-complications-of-otitis-media-in-pediatric-and-adult-patients-a-different-presentation
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N A Van der Poel, E van Spronsen, D A Dietz de Loos, F A Ebbens
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to review the clinical presentation and early signs and symptoms of otogenic intracranial complications (OIC) in children and adults. METHODS: retrospective chart review. The medical records of all children and adults admitted in our center with OIC during the period 2008-2017 were reviewed. Data concerning clinical presentation, treatment and outcomes were reviewed and analyzed. RESULTS: We included 47 patients with OIC: 21 children (range 1-13 years) and 26 adults (range 22-71 years)...
November 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065893/neuropsychological-and-internalizing-problems-in-acute-central-nervous-system-infections-a-1-year-follow-up
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Bozzola Elena, Bergonzini Paola, Bozzola Mauro, Tozzi Alberto Eugenio, Masci Marco, Rossetti Chiara, Carloni Emanuela, Villani Alberto
BACKGROUND: Acute central nervous system (ACNS) infections such as meningitis, encephalitis and cerebellitis still cause morbidity and mortality among children. The aim of this study was to verify whether neuropsychological impairment may develop in ACNS survivors. METHODS: The study included pediatric patients affected by ACNS disorders, aged 3-16 years admitted to the Bambino Gesù Children Hospital, Rome from June 2013 till June 2015. The patients and their parents underwent a psychological interview and neuropsychological tests during the first week of hospital admission and 1 year after, during a follow-up control...
October 24, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050043/-malpractice-claims-against-pediatricians-analysis-of-expert-testimonies-from-the-medical-service-of-health-insurance-companies-between-2000-and-2014
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Heiko Steinhauer, Joachim Holzschuh, Thomas Böhler
Background In Germany, few data are available on medical malpractice claims against pediatricians. On behalf of Statutory Health Insurance Companies their Medical Service (MDK) regularly offers expert testimony in case of allegations during pediatric treatment. Methods Analysis of 374 written pediatric testimonies, documented between September 1st, 2000 and August 31st, 2014. Results 193 allegations against pediatricians were analysed separately for each sector of care (35% concerning outpatients, 28% normal inpatients, and 37% patients treated in an intensive care unit, ICU)...
November 2017: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035302/oligoarticular-hemarthroses-and-osteomyelitis-complicating-pasteurella-meningitis-in-an-infant
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Charles Nathan Nessle, Allison K Black, Justin Farge, Victoria A Statler
A 5-month-old previously healthy female presented with a one-week history of fever and increased fussiness. Her presentation revealed an ill-appearing infant with an exam and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) studies concerning bacterial meningitis; CSF cultures grew Pasteurella multocida. Additionally, brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated cervical osteomyelitis. Despite multiple days of antibiotic therapy, she remained febrile with continued pain; MRI showed oligoarticular effusions, and aspiration of these joints yielded bloody aspirates...
October 16, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018323/cerebrospinal-fluid-amino-acid-profiling-of-pediatric-cases-with-tuberculous-meningitis
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Shayne Mason, Carolus J Reinecke, Regan Solomons
Background: In Africa, tuberculosis is generally regarded as persisting as one of the most devastating infectious diseases. The pediatric population is particularly vulnerable, with infection of the brain in the form of tuberculous meningitis (TBM) being the most severe manifestation. TBM is often difficult to diagnose in its early stages because of its non-specific clinical presentation. Of particular concern is that late diagnosis, and subsequent delayed treatment, leads to high risk of long-term neurological sequelae, and even death...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988964/epidemiology-of-bacteremia-in-febrile-infants-aged-60-days-and-younger
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Elizabeth C Powell, Prashant V Mahajan, Genie Roosevelt, John D Hoyle, Rajender Gattu, Andrea T Cruz, Alexander J Rogers, Shireen M Atabaki, David M Jaffe, T Charles Casper, Octavio Ramilo, Nathan Kuppermann
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To describe the current epidemiology of bacteremia in febrile infants 60 days of age and younger in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). METHODS: We conducted a planned secondary analysis of a prospective observational study of febrile infants 60 days of age and younger presenting to any of 26 PECARN emergency departments (2008 to 2013) who had blood cultures obtained. We excluded infants with significant comorbidities or critically ill appearance...
October 6, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982784/clinical-and-imaging-characteristics-of-arteriopathy-subtypes-in-children-with-arterial-ischemic-stroke-results-of-the-vips-study
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M Wintermark, N K Hills, G A DeVeber, A J Barkovich, T J Bernard, N R Friedman, M T Mackay, A Kirton, G Zhu, C Leiva-Salinas, Q Hou, H J Fullerton
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Childhood arteriopathies are rare but heterogenous, and difficult to diagnose and classify, especially by nonexperts. We quantified clinical and imaging characteristics associated with childhood arteriopathy subtypes to facilitate their diagnosis and classification in research and clinical settings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Vascular Effects of Infection in Pediatric Stroke (VIPS) study prospectively enrolled 355 children with arterial ischemic stroke (2010-2014)...
October 5, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965234/clinical-responses-of-patients-with-diffuse-leptomeningeal-glioneuronal-tumors-to-chemotherapy
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Dolly Aguilera, Robert Craig Castellino, Anna Janss, Mathew Schniederjan, Renee McNall, Tobey MacDonald, Claire Mazewski
INTRODUCTION: Diffuse leptomeningeal glioneuronal tumors (DLGT) have been recognized in the most recent WHO classification as a distinct entity. OBJECTIVE: We describe seven pediatric cases of DLGT and the responses to therapy and outcome. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of charts from 1985 to 2013. RESULTS: DBS is an effective therapeutic modality for intractable TLE, particularly in patients with lateralized EEG A total of seven patients were identified...
September 30, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951670/medication-dosing-errors-and-associated-factors-in-hospitalized-pediatric-patients-from-the-south-area-of-the-west-bank-palestine
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Rowa' Al-Ramahi, Bayan Hmedat, Eman Alnjajrah, Israa Manasrah, Iqbal Radwan, Maram Alkhatib
BACKGROUND: Medication dosing errors are a significant global concern and can cause serious medical consequences for patients. Pediatric patients are at increased risk of dosing errors due to differences in medication pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to find the rate of medication dosing errors in hospitalized pediatric patients and possible associated factors. METHOD: The study was an observational cohort study including pediatric inpatients less than 16 years from three governmental hospitals from the West Bank/Palestine during one month in 2014, and sample size was 400 pediatric inpatients from these three hospitals...
September 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933621/neisseria-meningitidis-serogroup-x-st-5799-st-22-complex-in-turkey-a-unique-pediatric-case
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Gönül Tanır, Yasemin Ozsurekci, Jay Lucidarme, Sevgi Yaşar Durmuş, Aiswarya Lekshmi, Özlem Akisoglu, Ahmet Emre Aycan, Ray Borrow, Mehmet Ceyhan
Although outbreaks of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup X occured in a couple of African countries, a limited number of serogroup X meningococcal cases were reported in America and Europe as well as Turkey. Additionally, serogroup X is still not represented in current conjugated meningococcal vaccines. Here, we describe the first pediatric case with meningitis caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup X ST-5799 (ST-22 complex) that formed a distinct lineage.
September 21, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921047/child-dermoid-cyst-mimicking-a-craniopharyngioma-the-benefit-of-mri-t2-weighted-diffusion-sequence
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Aymeric Amelot, Alin Borha, Raphael Calmon, Patrick Barbet, Stephanie Puget
BACKGROUND: Brain dermoid cysts are very rare lesions. Although benign, these cysts may be associated with devastating complications due to mass effect or meningitis. The discovery of completely asymptomatic dermoid cysts in the pediatric population is exceedingly rare. Despite the advances in imaging modalities, it sometimes remains difficult to exclude the differential diagnosis of craniopharyngioma. CASE REPORT: We describe a 12-year-old boy addressed for suspicion of craniopharyngioma diagnosed by decreased visual acuity, bitemporal hemianopia and a CT scan showing a large hypodense suprasellar lesion with intralesional calcifications...
September 18, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898612/-paediatric-invasive-pneumococcal-disease-before-universal-vaccination-1995-2015
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Muriel Ferreira, Henrique Oliveira, Nuno Costa Silva, Luís Januário, Fernanda Rodrigues
INTRODUCTION: Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine was introduced in the private market in Portugal in 2001, reaching over the years a moderately high coverage. In July 2015, it was included in the National Immunisation Program. The aim of this study was to characterize invasive pneumococcal disease in a pediatric hospital before universal use of the vaccine. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of medical records of all children with Streptococcus pneumoniae identified by culture and/or molecular biology (available since 2008), in products obtained from sterile sites, from January 1995 to June 2015...
June 30, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898130/imaging-of-children-with-nontraumatic-headaches
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Anna Trofimova, Brianna L Vey, Mark E Mullins, David S Wolf, Nadja Kadom
OBJECTIVE: Headache in children is a common symptom and often is worrisome for clinicians and parents because of the breadth of possible underlying significant abnormalities, including meningitis, brain neoplasms, and intracranial hemorrhage. For this reason, many children with headaches undergo neuroimaging. Most neuroimaging studies performed of children with headaches have normal findings but may lead to significant downstream effects, including unnecessary exposure to ionizing radiation or sedation, as well as unnecessary cost to the health care system...
September 12, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892537/accuracy-of-complete-blood-cell-counts-to-identify-febrile-infants-60-days-or-younger-with-invasive-bacterial-infections
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Andrea T Cruz, Prashant Mahajan, Bema K Bonsu, Jonathan E Bennett, Deborah A Levine, Elizabeth R Alpern, Lise E Nigrovic, Shireen M Atabaki, Daniel M Cohen, John M VanBuren, Octavio Ramilo, Nathan Kuppermann
Importance: Clinicians often risk stratify young febrile infants for invasive bacterial infections (IBIs), defined as bacteremia and/or bacterial meningitis, using complete blood cell count parameters. Objective: To estimate the accuracy of individual complete blood cell count parameters to identify febrile infants with IBIs. Design, Setting, and Participants: Planned secondary analysis of a prospective observational cohort study comprising 26 emergency departments in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network from 2008 to 2013...
September 11, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877682/epidemiologic-and-clinical-parameters-of-west-nile-virus-infections-in-humans-a-scoping-review
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Man Wah Yeung, Emily Shing, Mark Nelder, Beate Sander
BACKGROUND: Clinical syndromes associated with West Nile virus (WNV) infection range from fever to neuroinvasive disease. Understanding WNV epidemiology and disease history is important for guiding patient care and healthcare decision-making. The objective of this review was to characterize the existing body of peer-reviewed and surveillance literature on WNV syndromes and summarize epidemiologic and clinical parameters. METHODS: We followed scoping review methodology described by the Joanna Briggs Institute...
September 6, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814616/the-yale-observation-scale-score-and-the-risk-of-serious-bacterial-infections-in-febrile-infants
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Lise E Nigrovic, Prashant V Mahajan, Stephen M Blumberg, Lorin R Browne, James G Linakis, Richard M Ruddy, Jonathan E Bennett, Alexander J Rogers, Leah Tzimenatos, Elizabeth C Powell, Elizabeth R Alpern, T Charles Casper, Octavio Ramilo, Nathan Kuppermann
OBJECTIVES: To assess the performance of the Yale Observation Scale (YOS) score and unstructured clinician suspicion to identify febrile infants ≤60 days of age with and without serious bacterial infections (SBIs). METHODS: We performed a planned secondary analysis of a prospective cohort of non-critically ill, febrile, full-term infants ≤60 days of age presenting to 1 of 26 participating emergency departments in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network...
June 6, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803838/current-epidemiology-of-resistance-among-gram-negative-bacilli-in-paediatric-patients-in-turkey
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Kubra Aykac, Yasemin Ozsurekci, Sevgen Tanır Basaranoglu, Mustafa Senol Akin, Ali Bulent Cengiz, Asiye Bicakcigil, Banu Sancak, Ates Kara, Mehmet Ceyhan
OBJECTIVES: The increasing incidence of infections caused by drug-resistant Gram-negative organisms has led to a re-emergence worldwide. This study attempted to investigate the changes in resistance of Gram-negative bacteria to different classes of antibiotics and the treatment options for invasive infections. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed between January 2012 and January 2017 in a Turkish tertiary care university hospital. A total of 302 patients with Gram-negative bacteraemia (n=274; 90...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801724/pneumococcal-meningitis-and-endocarditis-in-an-infant-possible-improved-survival-with-factor-v-leiden-mutation
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Sitikant Mohapatra, Assaf Doulah, Elspeth Brown
Streptococcus pneumoniae infections continue to remain associated with high morbidity and mortality. Although the incidence of invasive meningeal and/or lung disease are not uncommon, Streptococcus pneumoniae endocarditis is rare especially in healthy pediatric population. New studies have suggested a strong association between factor V leiden (FVL) mutation and favorable outcomes in critically ill children. A healthy 10 month old presented with sepsis and meningeal signs, was later confirmed to have Streptococcus pneumoniae meningitis and endocarditis...
August 12, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797539/risk-factors-for-poor-prognosis-in-children-with-refractory-purulent-meningitis-and-the-discharge-criteria
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Hai-Lun Peng, Yue Hu, Hong-Jia Chen, Pan-Pan Song, Li Jiang
This study was undertaken to investigate the relationship between cerebrospinal fluid abnormalities and prognosis in pediatric refractory purulent meningitis. Ninety cases of pediatric refractory purulent meningitis were stratified into "good" (n=33) or "poor" (n=57) prognosis groups according to the Glasgow clinical outcome scores. The symptoms, laboratory results, and prognosis were compared by using univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses. Univariate analysis showed that poor prognosis was associated with: unequal pupil size in both eyes; positive Babinski sign; CSF-WBC >500×10(6)/L, CSF protein concentration >1...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776526/common-bacterial-isolates-clinical-outcome-and-tb-meningitis-in-children-admitted-at-morogoro-regional-referral-hospital-tanzania
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Ramadhani Salum Chambuso, Mkhoi Lord Mkhoi, Evelyn Kaambo
BACKGROUND: Bacterial meningitis is still one of the major causes of deaths, disabilities, and mental retardation in children in Morogoro region. To study the current meningitis burden, we evaluated the common bacterial isolates and clinical outcome of the disease in the region. METHODS: We conducted a hospital-based prospective study on 1352 children aged between 7 days and 12 years admitted in pediatric wards at Morogoro Regional Referral Hospital for 7 months...
July 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
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