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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428678/productive-cough-in-children-and-adolescents-view-from-primary-health-care-system
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REVIEW
Edin Begic, Zijo Begic, Amra Dobraca, Edo Hasanbegovic
Cough is one of the most common symptoms that doctor faces in working with pediatric population, and according to some characteristics of cough, doctors can often conclude localization, and sometimes even the nature of the disease that causes it. Cough is not only the physiological defense reaction, but a symptom of a disease. According to duration it can be acute, chronic and recidivist, recurrent and persistent, strong or discreet, caused by changes in body position and changes in outside temperature. Pathoanatomically it is divided into lobar, lobular, alveolar and interstitial, pathogenetically to bronchogenic and hematogenous, as well as in immuno competent and immunocompromised, and clinically on the local and inpatient (72 hours after hospital admission)...
February 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419005/clinical-utility-of-polymerase-chain-reaction-testing-for-streptococcus-pneumoniae-in-pediatric-cerebrospinal-fluid-samples-a-diagnostic-accuracy-study-of-more-than-2000-samples-from-2004-2015
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Abdullah Alqayoudhi, Maryke Nielsen, Nicola O'Sullivan, Mary Corcoran, Patrick J Gavin, Karina M Butler, Robert Cunney, Richard J Drew
The aim of this retrospective study was to review the diagnostic accuracy of real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples for Streptococcus pneumoniae DNA in comparison with traditional bacterial culture. The hypothesis was that PCR is more sensitive than culture and would detect more cases of pneumococcal meningitis, particularly in children treated with antimicrobials before CSF sampling occurred. Patients younger than 16 years who had a CSF sample tested for S.pneumoniae DNA by PCR between 2004 and 2015 were included...
April 17, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416430/-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-critically-ill-neonates-and-children
#3
J Rambaud, J Guilbert, I Guellec, S Jean, A Durandy, M Demoulin, A Amblard, R Carbajal, P-L Leger
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is used as a last resort during neonatal and pediatric resuscitation in case of refractory circulatory or respiratory failure under maximum conventional therapies. Different types of ECMO can be used depending on the initial failure. The main indications for ECMO are refractory respiratory failure (acute respiratory distress syndrome, status asthmaticus, severe pneumonia, meconium aspiration syndrome, pulmonary hypertension) and refractory circulatory failure (cardiogenic shock, septic shock, refractory cardiac arrest)...
April 14, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416258/-description-of-3-cases-of-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-caused-by-streptococcus-pneumoniae
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Mónica Elisabeth Martínez, Sandra Liliana Grenón, Oscar Herminio López, Lorena Beatriz Leguizamón, Marta Eugenia Mollerach, Martha Helena von Specht
The role of Streptococcus pneumoniae as a causative agent of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) is unusual and its clinical interpretation is difficult. We describe here three cases of SSTI due to S. pneumoniae in patients admitted to the Provincial Pediatric Hospital of Misiones, Argentina that were detected during 10 years of invasive disease (ID) surveillance documented in 2010, 2011 and 2015. These cases involved two girls aged 8 and 7 months old, and a two-year-old male child with diagnoses of gluteal abscess, preseptal cellulites and pyoderma respectively...
April 14, 2017: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409732/the-surgical-treatment-of-tumors-of-the-fourth-ventricle-a-single-institution-experience
#5
Sherise D Ferguson, Nicholas B Levine, Dima Suki, Andrew J Tsung, Fredrick F Lang, Raymond Sawaya, Jeffrey S Weinberg, Ian E McCutcheon
OBJECTIVE Fourth ventricle tumors are rare, and surgical series are typically small, comprising a single pathology, or focused exclusively on pediatric populations. This study investigated surgical outcome and complications following fourth ventricle tumor resection in a diverse patient population. This is the largest cohort of fourth ventricle tumors described in the literature to date. METHODS This is an 18-year (1993-2010) retrospective review of 55 cases involving patients undergoing surgery for tumors of the fourth ventricle...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403662/diagnostic-efficacy-of-serum-amyloid-a-protein-and-soluble-intercellular-adhesion-molecule-1-in-pediatric-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
#6
Hamdy H Abo-Hagar, Ahmed Abd ElBasset Abo-Elezz, Mostafa Mehrez, Maaly M Mabrouk, Ola A Elshora
OBJECTIVES: Study of inflammatory biomarkers which may aid in early detection of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in children and predicting their outcome. PATIENTS: Thirty-five children, aged 2 months to 13 years, needed mechanical ventilation (MV) for more than 48 hours due to causes other than pneumonia. METHODS: Measurement of serum amyloid A (SAA) protein, soluble intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (sICAM-1), and C-reactive protein (CRP), modified clinical pulmonary infection score (CPIS) and performing culture of endotracheal aspirate at the start and on the third day of MV...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403050/ceftaroline-activity-tested-against-bacterial-isolates-causing-community-acquired-respiratory-tract-infections-and-skin-and-skin-structure-infections-in-pediatric-patients-from-united-states-hospitals-2012-2014
#7
MULTICENTER STUDY
Michael A Pfaller, Rodrigo E Mendes, Mariana Castanheira, Robert K Flamm, Ronald N Jones, Helio S Sader
Ceftaroline fosamil has recently received US Food and Drug Administration approval for treatment of acute bacterial skin/skin structure infections (SSSIs), including those caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and community-acquired bacterial pneumonia for pediatric patients ≥2 months old. We evaluated the potency and spectrum of ceftaroline and comparators when tested against community-acquired respiratory tract infection (CARTI) and SSSI pathogens from pediatric patients. A total of 3141 consecutive, unique pediatric patient isolates of clinical significance (1460 CARTI and 1681 SSSI isolates) were collected from 29 US medical centers and tested for susceptibility to ceftaroline and comparators by broth microdilution methods...
May 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400408/incidence-and-risk-factors-for-cardiovascular-collapse-after-unplanned-extubations-in-the-pediatric-icu
#8
Paulo Sérgio Lucas da Silva, Marcelo Cunio Machado Fonseca
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular collapse is a life-threatening event after unplanned extubations (UEs) in the pediatric ICU (PICU). However, there is a paucity of pediatric studies assessing this complication. We sought to assess the incidence, risk factors, and outcome of cardiovascular collapse after UEs in PICU patients. METHODS: All children who had been mechanically ventilated for ≥12 h were prospectively tracked for UEs over an 8-y period. Subjects were included in the study if they were between ages 1 month and 16 y and had experienced UE...
April 11, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397171/pediatric-antibiotic-stewardship-successful-interventions-to-reduce-broad-spectrum-antibiotic-use-on-general-pediatric-wards
#9
Katharina Kreitmeyr, Ulrich von Both, Alenka Pecar, Johannes P Borde, Rafael Mikolajczyk, Johannes Huebner
PURPOSE: Antibiotic stewardship programs (ASP) optimize antibiotic usage and combat antibiotic resistance of bacteria. The objective of this study was to assess the impact of specific ASP interventions on antibiotic consumption in general pediatric wards. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study to compare a pre-intervention (Sept.-Dec. 2014) and post-intervention (Sept.-Dec. 2015) period. An ASP bundle was established including (1) infectious diseases (ID) ward rounds (prospective-audit-with-feedback), (2) ID consultation service, (3) internal guidelines on empiric antibiotic therapy...
April 10, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382572/current-clinical-trials-on-the-use-of-ceftaroline-in-the-pediatric-population
#10
REVIEW
Adam Corey, Tsz-Yin So
The rate of antibiotic resistance in children continues to rise requiring the use of new antibiotics. Ceftaroline fosamil, a newer-generation cephalosporin, was recently approved for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections and community-acquired bacterial pneumonia in children aged >2 months. Ceftaroline provides coverage against staphylococcal and streptococcal infections, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae...
April 5, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376809/molecular-characterization-of-penicillin-non-susceptible-streptococcus-pneumoniae-isolated-before-and-after-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-implementation-in-casablanca-morocco
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Idrissa Diawara, Abouddihaj Barguigua, Khalid Katfy, Kaotar Nayme, Houria Belabbes, Mohammed Timinouni, Khalid Zerouali, Naima Elmdaghri
BACKGROUND: Streptococcus pneumoniae is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, especially among children and the elderly. The ability to effectively treat pneumococcal infection has been compromised due to the acquisition of antibiotic resistance, particularly to β-lactam drugs. This study aimed to describe the prevalence and molecular evolution of penicillin non-susceptible S. pneumoniae (PNSP) isolated from invasive diseases before and after pneumococcal conjugate vaccine implementation in Casablanca, Morocco...
April 4, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371525/risk-factors-for-mortality-in-children-with-pneumonia-admitted-to-the-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
#12
Jia Wen Janine Cynthia Koh, Judith Ju-Ming Wong, Rehena Sultana, Petrina Poh Chen Wong, Yee Hui Mok, Jan Hau Lee
AIMS: To describe the epidemiology of children with severe pneumonia and identify risk factors for poor outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of children admitted to pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) from 2010 to 2014 with a diagnosis of pneumonia. Clinical microbiological, ventilation and other pertinent PICU data were collected. Primary outcome was PICU mortality. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression model were used to identify risk factors for mortality...
April 3, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371243/infection-rates-in-tacrolimus-versus-cyclosporine-treated-pediatric-kidney-transplant-recipients-on-a-rapid-discontinuation-of-prednisone-protocol-1-year-analysis
#13
Sarah J Kizilbash, Michelle N Rheault, Ananta Bangdiwala, Arthur Matas, Srinath Chinnakotla, Blanche M Chavers
AR is lower in pKTx recipients on Tac vs CsA. Data comparing infection outcomes for children treated with these agents are limited. We retrospectively studied infection outcomes in 96 pKTx recipients on a RDP. PS, DCGS, AR, and infection-free survival were assessed using Kaplan-Meier/log-rank tests and proportional hazards models. There were no differences in 1-year PS, DCGS, or AR between Tac and CsA recipients. After adjusting for AR, the hazard of CMV viremia was 4.0 times higher (95%CI: 1.04, 15.5; P = ...
March 31, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368491/viral-pathogen-detection-by-metagenomics-and-pan-viral-group-pcr-in-children-with-pneumonia-lacking-identifiable-etiology
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Robert Schlaberg, Krista Queen, Keith Simmon, Keith Tardif, Chris Stockmann, Steven Flygare, Brett Kennedy, Karl Voelkerding, Anna Bramley, Jing Zhang, Karen Eilbeck, Mark Yandell, Seema Jain, Andrew T Pavia, Suxiang Tong, Krow Ampofo
Background: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a leading cause of pediatric hospitalization. Pathogen identification fails in ~20% of children but is critical for optimal treatment and prevention of hospital-acquired infections. We used two broad-spectrum detection strategies to identify pathogens in test-negative children with CAP and asymptomatic controls. Methods: Nasopharyngeal/oropharyngeal (NP/OP) swabs from 70 children <5 years with CAP of unknown etiology and 90 asymptomatic controls were tested by next-generation sequencing (RNA-seq) and pan viral group (PVG) PCR for 19 viral families...
March 25, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362356/severe-pneumonia-caused-by-influenza-a-h1n1-virus-successfully-managed-with-extracorporeal-life-support-in-a-comorbid-former-preterm-infant
#15
Genny Raffaeli, Giacomo Cavallaro, Lorenza Pugni, Ernesto Leva, Andrea Artoni, Simona Neri, Chiara Baracetti, Mauro Cotza, Valerio Gentilino, Leonardo Terranova, Susanna Esposito, Fabio Mosca
Influenza A (H1N1) virus infection is a global health burden, leading to significant pediatric morbidity and mortality. Prematurity, young age and comorbidities are important risk factors for unfavorable outcomes. Preventive strategies, such as healthcare workers and household contacts vaccination as well as the implementation of infection control practices during the epidemic season, are crucial to protect the most vulnerable populations. Early diagnosis, timely administration of antiviral drugs and supportive therapy are crucial to lead to a complete recovery...
March 31, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358176/early-versus-late-tracheostomy-in-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-does-it-matter-a-6-year-experience
#16
Alessandro Pizza, Enzo Picconi, Marco Piastra, Orazio Genovese, Daniele G Biasucci, Giorgio Conti
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to examine the clinical data of children who underwent tracheostomy during their stay in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), in order to describe the relationship between the timing of tracheostomy, the length of PICU stay and the occurrence of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP). METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study that collects all patients undergoing tracheostomy during their PICU stay over a six year period...
March 28, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356079/enterobacteriaceae-producing-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamases-esbls-colonization-as-a-risk-factor-for-developing-esbl-infections-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-patients-retrospective-cohort-study
#17
Amine Cheikh, Bouchra Belefquih, Younes Chajai, Younes Cheikhaoui, Amine El Hassani, Amina Benouda
BACKGROUND: Children with cardiac defects need many hospitalizations and repetitive antibiotic therapies, with an increasing risk of colonization with multidrug-resistant bacteria (MDRB) such as extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) Post-operative infections with these bacteria in paediatric cardiac surgery are life threatening. This article aims to study the prevalence of ESBL colonization among paediatric cardiac surgery patients, and to compare occurrence of post-operative infections with and without ESBL colonization...
March 29, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350721/a-rare-case-of-cor-triatriatum-leading-to-respiratory-failure-and-shock-in-an-8-month-old
#18
Catherine Burger
An 8-month-old boy presents with 1 week of gradually worsening respiratory distress. After chest radiograph shows bilateral airspace opacities, he is treated for pneumonia with antibiotics and intravenous fluids. Shortly after this, he decompensates requiring intubation, followed by cardiopulmonary support with pressors and eventually extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Bedside ultrasound then shows an additional congenital membrane in the left atrium obstructing pulmonary venous return and thought to have caused his original presentation and subsequent decompensation...
March 27, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350720/pulmonary-embolism-mimicking-infectious-pleuritis
#19
Kenichi Tetsuhara, Satoshi Tsuji, Satoko Uematsu, Koichi Kamei
The diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism (PE) is often delayed because it is usually misdiagnosed as pneumonia or deep vein thrombosis. We report an unusual case of PE misdiagnosed as viral pleuritis on the first arrival at the emergency department (ED) in our hospital. A 14-year-old girl with no previous significant medical history was referred to the ED with pleuritic and chest pain with low-grade fever 4 days before admission.Echography showed a small amount of left pleural effusion. A 12-lead electrocardiogram was normal...
March 27, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347279/simultaneous-detection-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-and-human-metapneumovirus-by-one-step-multiplex-real-time-rt-pcr-in-patients-with-respiratory-symptoms
#20
Huey-Ling You, Shun-Jen Chang, Hong-Ren Yu, Chia-Chin Li, Chang-Han Chen, Wei-Ting Liao
BACKGROUND: Both respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and human metapneumovirus (hMPV) are important viral pathogens causing respiratory tract infection (RTI) in the pediatric population. However, the clinical manifestations of RSV and hMPV infections are similar. Therefore, a reliable and rapid diagnostic tool is needed for diagnostic performance. METHODS: In order to optimize diagnosis efficiency of RTI, the aim of this study is to establish a rapid and advanced method for simultaneous detecting RSV and hMPV in nasopharyngeal aspirates specimens from patients...
March 27, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
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