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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512556/pediatric-tuberculosis-in-northern-sardinia
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Maria Grazia Clemente, Elena Dore, Lidia Abis, Paola Molicotti, Stefania Zanetti, Paolina Olmeo, Roberto Antonucci
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Migration flux is an increasing phenomenon in Italy, and it raises several public health issues and concerns in pediatric infectious diseases. This study investigated the clinical characteristics and outcomes of a pediatric population at high-risk for tuberculosis (TB) and the potential role of immigration as a risk factor. DESIGN: We performed an observational retrospective study of children referred to the only Pediatric Infectious Diseases Unit for Northern Sardinia over a 6-year-period (2009-2014)...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508352/pediatric-precursor-b-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-are-t-helper-cells-the-missing-link-in-the-infectious-etiology-theory
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REVIEW
Simone Bürgler, David Nadal
Precursor B acute lymphoblastic leukemia (BCP-ALL), the most common childhood malignancy, arises from an expansion of malignant B cell precursors in the bone marrow. Epidemiological studies suggest that infections or immune responses to infections may promote such an expansion and thus BCP-ALL development. Nevertheless, a specific pathogen responsible for this process has not been identified. BCP-ALL cells critically depend on interactions with the bone marrow microenvironment. The bone marrow is also home to memory T helper (Th) cells that have previously expanded during an immune response in the periphery...
December 2017: Molecular and Cellular Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500093/vertebral-osteomyelitis-and-the-role-of-imaging
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Jennifer Hinners
Vertebral osteomyelitis is a rare but serious infectious disease that causes inflammation and destruction of the spinal vertebrae. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are essential to avoid adverse outcomes. This article reviews risk factors for vertebral osteomyelitis, disease mechanisms, signs and symptoms, and diagnostic criteria. Medical imaging techniques for vertebral osteomyelitis are a main focus, and treatment, prognosis, and possible complications also are discussed. Finally, the special case of pediatric patients with vertebral osteomyelitis is presented...
May 2017: Radiologic Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499592/risk-factors-for-poor-outcomes-of-children-with-acute-acalculous-cholecystitis
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Yi-An Lu, Cheng-Hsun Chiu, Man-Shan Kong, Han-I Wang, Hsun-Chin Chao, Chien-Chang Chen
BACKGROUND: Acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC) is generally considered to be a mild disease in children; however, if left untreated or treated without caution, AAC can lead to severe outcomes, such as death. The objectives of this study were to present the clinical features and identify the predictors of mortality in pediatric AAC. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with AAC between 2005 and 2012 were enrolled. AAC was defined by the presence of fever and an echo-proven thickened gallbladder wall exceeding 4 mm...
March 25, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495911/intratumoral-injection-of-hsv1716-an-oncolytic-herpes-virus-is-safe-and-shows-evidence-of-immune-response-and-viral-replication-in-young-cancer-patients
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Keri A Streby, James I Geller, Mark A Currier, Patrick S Warren, John M Racadio, Alexander J Towbin, Michele R Vaughan, Melinda Triplet, Kristy Ott-Napier, Devon J Dishman, Lori R Backus, Beth Stockman, Marianne Brunner, Kathleen Simpson, Robert Spavin, Joe Conner, Timothy P Cripe
Purpose: HSV1716 is an oncolytic herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) studied in adults via injection into the brain and superficial tumors. To determine the safety of administering HSV1716 to pediatric patients with cancer, we conducted a phase I trial of image-guided injection in young patients with relapsed or refractory extracranial cancers.Experimental Design: We delivered a single dose of 10(5) to 10(7) infectious units of HSV1716 via computed tomography-guided intratumoral injection and measured tumor responses by imaging...
May 11, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494766/filmarray%C3%A2-gi-panel-performance-for-the-diagnosis-of-acute-gastroenteritis-or-hemorragic-diarrhea
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Antonio Piralla, Giovanna Lunghi, Gianluigi Ardissino, Alessia Girello, Marta Premoli, Erika Bava, Milena Arghittu, Maria Rosaria Colombo, Alessandra Cognetto, Patrizia Bono, Giulia Campanini, Piero Marone, Fausto Baldanti
BACKGROUND: Acute gastroenteritis is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in humans worldwide. The rapid and specific identification of infectious agents is crucial for correct patient management. However, diagnosis of acute gastroenteritis is usually performed with diagnostic panels that include only a few pathogens. In the present bicentric study, the diagnostic value of FilmArray™ GI panels was assessed in unformed stool samples of patients with acute gastroenteritis and in a series of samples collected from pediatric patients with heamorragic diarrhea...
May 12, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486385/validation-of-the-vasoactive-inotropic-score-in-pediatric-sepsis
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Amanda M McIntosh, Suhong Tong, Sara J Deakyne, Jesse A Davidson, Halden F Scott
OBJECTIVES: To assess the validity of Vasoactive-Inotropic Score as a scoring system for cardiovascular support and surrogate outcome in pediatric sepsis. DESIGN: Secondary retrospective analysis of a single-center sepsis registry. SETTING: Freestanding children's hospital and tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Children greater than 60 days and less than 18 years with sepsis identified in the emergency department between January 2012 and June 2015 treated with at least one vasoactive medication within 48 hours of admission to the PICU...
May 8, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486260/demodicosis-in-pediatric-cancer
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Jenneke E van Atteveld, Marlies de Graaf, Martine van Grotel, Marry M van den Heuvel-Eibrink
Demodicosis is a rare condition that most often occurs in immunocompromised patients. We here describe a boy with T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma who developed a facial papulopustular eruption just before finalizing T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma treatment. He was treated for several infectious diseases without improvement. Demodicosis was considered and complete resolution was finally reached with topical metronidazole. We conducted a systematic search of all previously described cases of this condition in children with cancer, which showed that almost all demodicosis cases occurred in patients with lymphoreticular malignancies during maintenance chemotherapy...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483256/infectious-complications-of-pediatric-cochlear-implants-are-highly-influenced-by-otitis-media
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Peter M Vila, Nsangou T Ghogomu, Audrey R Odom-John, Timothy E Hullar, Keiko Hirose
OBJECTIVE: Determine the incidence of ear infections in cochlear implant patients, evaluate the contribution of otitis media to complications, describe the bacteriology of otitis media in the cochlear implant population, the treatment provided at our center, and the long term outcome. METHODS: Data collected included age at implantation, history of otitis media or ear tubes, etiology of hearing loss, inner ear anatomy, postoperative infections, time to infection, route of antibiotic administration, and interventions for infections...
June 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481068/-early-parenteral-nutrition-in-complex-post-operative-periods
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A I Molina Caballero, A Pérez Martínez, S Hernández Martín, N González Temprano, L Ayuso González, J Pisón Chacón
OBJECTIVE: The protein hypercatabolic state in critically ill pediatric patients can be minimized by an effective nutrition therapy. We conducted a study to evaluate the benefits of early parenteral nutrition (EPN) assessing its effect on nutritional parameters and clinical relevance after complex surgical procedures. METHODS: Prospective randomized study in patients undergoing abdominal surgery in which nothing by mouth is anticipated for a period ≥ 3 days, between 2012 and 2014...
October 10, 2016: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480256/a-case-report-of-pediatric-brucellosis-in-an-algerian-immigrant
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Eimear Kitt, Kristina R Brannock, Lauren A VonHolz, Paul J Planet, Erin Graf, Vinodh Pillai
An 8-year old girl presented to our facility with a 10-day history of fever, fatigue, abdominal pain and refusal to walk. She recently travelled from her native Algeria where she first developed symptoms. On evaluation, she was ill-appearing, febrile and tachycardic with hepatosplenomegaly and lymphadenopathy noted on examination. A strong musty odor was also noted from the child. Laboratory evaluation revealed pancytopenia, hyponatremia, and an elevated AST, ALT, and LDH. Malaria testing was negative, as was a PPD...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479878/pediatric-out-of-hospital-deaths-following-hospital-discharge-a-mixed-methods-study
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Lacey English, Elias Kumbakumba, Charles P Larson, Jerome Kabakyenga, Joel Singer, Niranjan Kissoon, J Mark Ansermino, Hubert Wong, Julius Kiwanuka, M O Wiens
BACKGROUND: Out-of-hospital death among children living in resource poor settings occurs frequently. Little is known about the location and circumstances of child death following a hospital discharge. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to understand the context surrounding out-of-hospital deaths and the barriers to accessing timely care for Ugandan children recently discharged from the hospital. METHODS: This was a mixed-methods sub-study within a larger cohort study of post-discharge mortality conducted in the Southwestern region of Uganda...
December 2016: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474823/global-emergency-medicine-a-review-of-the-literature-from-2016
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Torben K Becker, Bhakti Hansoti, Susan Bartels, Alison Schroth Hayward, Braden J Hexom, Kevin M Lunney, Regan H Marsh, Maxwell Osei-Ampofo, Indi Trehan, Julia Chang, Adam C Levine
OBJECTIVES: The Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review (GEMLR) conducts an annual search of peer-reviewed and gray literature relevant to global emergency medicine (EM) to identify, review, and disseminate the most important new research in this field to a global audience of academics and clinical practitioners. METHODS: This year 13,890 articles written in four languages were identified by our search. These articles were distributed among 20 reviewers for initial screening based on their relevance to the field of global EM...
May 5, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474592/exploration-of-association-between-litchi-consumption-and-seasonal-acute-encephalopathy-syndrome-pediatric-infectious-disease-specialist-s-viewpoint
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473069/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-back-pain-child
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Timothy N Booth, Ramesh S Iyer, Richard A Falcone, Laura L Hayes, Jeremy Y Jones, Nadja Kadom, Abhaya V Kulkarni, John S Myseros, Sonia Partap, Charles Reitman, Richard L Robertson, Maura E Ryan, Gaurav Saigal, Bruno P Soares, Aylin Tekes-Brady, Andrew T Trout, Nicholas A Zumberge, Brian D Coley, Susan Palasis
It is now generally accepted that nontraumatic back pain in the pediatric population is common. The presence of isolated back pain in a child has previously been an indication for imaging; however, recently a more conservative approach has been suggested using clinical criteria. The presence of constant pain, night pain, and radicular pain, alone or in combination, lasting for 4 weeks or more, constitute clinical red flags that should prompt further imaging. Without these clinical red flags, imaging is likely not indicated...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472007/epidemiology-of-nasopharyngeal-carriage-by-haemophilus-influenzae-in-healthy-children-a-study-in-the-mediterranean-coast-region
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María Del Mar Ortiz-Romero, María Pilar Espejo-García, Santiago Alfayate-Miguelez, Francisco José Ruiz-López, David Zapata-Hernandez, Ana Josefa Gonzalez-Pacanowska
BACKGROUND-: Haemophilus influenzae (Hi), a colonizer of the nasopharynx in children causes mainly otitis and sinusitis. The primary objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of pharyngeal colonization by Hi, and the secondary objectives were to identify risk factors associated with Hi colonization and its antibiotic susceptibility. METHODS-: A prospective multi-center study of nasopharyngeal carriers of Hi was conducted in the pediatric consulting-rooms of 10 primary health care centers in Murcia (Spain)...
May 2, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471111/intelligent-diagnosis-of-jaundice-with-dynamic-uncertain-causality-graph-model
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Shao-Rui Hao, Shi-Chao Geng, Lin-Xiao Fan, Jia-Jia Chen, Qin Zhang, Lan-Juan Li
Jaundice is a common and complex clinical symptom potentially occurring in hepatology, general surgery, pediatrics, infectious diseases, gynecology, and obstetrics, and it is fairly difficult to distinguish the cause of jaundice in clinical practice, especially for general practitioners in less developed regions. With collaboration between physicians and artificial intelligence engineers, a comprehensive knowledge base relevant to jaundice was created based on demographic information, symptoms, physical signs, laboratory tests, imaging diagnosis, medical histories, and risk factors...
May 2017: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468758/two-alternate-strategies-for-innate-immunity-to-epstein-barr-virus-one-using-nk-cells-and-the-other-nk-cells-and-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells
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Zakia Djaoud, Lisbeth A Guethlein, Amir Horowitz, Tarik Azzi, Neda Nemat-Gorgani, Daniel Olive, David Nadal, Paul J Norman, Christian Münz, Peter Parham
Most humans become infected with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), which then persists for life. Infrequently, EBV infection causes infectious mononucleosis (IM) or Burkitt lymphoma (BL). Type I EBV infection, particularly type I BL, stimulates strong responses of innate immune cells. Humans respond to EBV in two alternative ways. Of 24 individuals studied, 13 made strong NK and γδ T cell responses, whereas 11 made feeble γδ T cell responses but stronger NK cell responses. The difference does not correlate with sex, HLA type, or previous exposure to EBV or cytomegalovirus...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467591/-prevalence-of-diphtheria-tetanus-and-pertussis-in-the-world
#19
Ondřej Holý, Jana Vlčková, Lenka Janoušková, Ivanka Matoušková
Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis are very serious diseases threatening the lives of children and adults. However, these diseases are preventable by vaccination. After the World Health Organization was founded in 1946, its experts rapidly developed a vaccination schedule for the pediatric population. The former Czechoslovakia, a founding member of this organization, actively participated in the implementation of vaccination against many infectious diseases, including vaccinations against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis...
March 2017: Klinická Mikrobiologie a Infekc̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465184/comparing-imported-malaria-in-adults-and-children-presenting-to-an-italian-teaching-hospital-a-10-year-retrospective-study
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Dora Luise, Daniele Donà, Federica Visentin, Giulia Marini, Carlo Giaquinto, Annamaria Cattelan
BACKGROUND: Malaria is not endemic in Italy, but it still represents an important threat to the travelers' health. With this study we wanted to compare the characteristics of imported malaria between adults and children. METHOD: This retrospective observational study includes all patients admitted to the Infectious Diseases Unit and in the Pediatric Department of Padua (Italy), and discharged with a diagnosis of malaria from 2005 to 2015. The variables considered are epidemiological and clinical...
April 29, 2017: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
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