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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333823/brain-death-and-organ-donation-in-argentine-pediatric-intensive-care-units-a-multicenter-study
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Germán Bonetto, Pedro Taffarel, Melisa Gamerman, Facundo Jorro Barón, Carolina Gaviña, Laura Flores, Emanuel Fernández, Andrea Zifferman, Gustavo Debaisi, Marcelo Acerenza, Jorge Selandari, Luis Landry, Ariel Cacciamano, Alfredo Clavel, Patricia Capocasa, Bernardo Calvo, Marcial Angos
Brain death (BD) is a condition determined by the complete and irreversible absence of brain functions. Maintenance of vital functions creates an opportunity for organ donation. A retrospective study was carried out in 7 pediatric intensive care units of Argentina (from 1/1/2013 to 9/30/2016) to determine the incidence of clinical and certified BD, and the proportion of effective transplantations. Among deceased patients, 19.14% (147/768) met the clinical requirements for BD, and the main cause of BD was multiple trauma...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333742/parvalbumin-fast-spiking-interneurons-are-selectively-altered-by-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury
#2
Joshua Nichols, George Reed Bjorklund, Jason Newbern, Trent Anderson
Pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in children. Traditionally, ongoing neurodevelopment and neuroplasticity have thought to confer children with an advantage following TBI. However, recent findings indicate that the pediatric brain may be more sensitive to brain injury. Inhibitory interneurons are essential for proper cortical function and implicated in the pathophysiology of TBI, yet few studies have directly examined for TBI induced changes to interneurons themselves...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330199/association-between-community-socioeconomic-characteristics-and-access-to-youth-flag-football
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Emily Kroshus, Aly J Sonnen, Sara Pd Chrisman, Frederick P Rivara
BACKGROUND: The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that opportunities for non-tackling American football (e.g., flag football) be expanded, given concerns about the risks of brain trauma from tackle football. This study tested the hypothesis that flag football would be more accessible in communities characterised by higher socioeconomic status residents. METHODS: In July 2017, the locations of community-based organisations offering youth flag and tackle football for youth between the ages of 6 and 13 in two US states (Georgia and Washington) were aggregated (n=440)...
January 12, 2018: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329548/the-cost-of-a-pediatric-neurocritical-care-program-for-traumatic-brain-injury-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Steven W Howard, Zidong Zhang, Paula Buchanan, Stephanie L Bernell, Christine Williams, Lindsey Pearson, Michael Huetsch, Jeff Gill, Jose A Pineda
BACKGROUND: Inpatient care for children with severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI) is expensive, with inpatient charges averaging over $70,000 per case (Hospital Inpatient, Children Only, National Statistics. Diagnoses- clinical classification software (CCS) principal diagnosis category 85 coma, stupor, and brain damage, and 233 intracranial injury. Diagnoses by Aggregate charges [ https://hcupnet.ahrq.gov/#setup ]). This ranks sTBI in the top quartile of pediatric conditions with the greatest inpatient costs (Hospital Inpatient, Children Only, National Statistics...
January 12, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329164/a-systematic-review-of-risk-factors-associated-with-cognitive-impairment-after-pediatric-critical-illness
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Alicia G Kachmar, Sharon Y Irving, Cynthia A Connolly, Martha A Q Curley
OBJECTIVES: To identify risk factors associated with cognitive impairment as assessed by neuropsychologic tests in neurotypical children after critical illness. DATA SOURCES: For this systematic review, we searched the Cochrane Library, Scopus, PubMed, Ovid, Embase, and CINAHL databases from January 1960 to March 2017. STUDY SELECTION: Included were studies with subjects 3-18 years old at the time of post PICU follow-up evaluation and use of an objective standardized neuropsychologic test with at least one cognitive functioning dimension...
January 11, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325878/can-we-identify-futility-in-kids-an-evaluation-of-admission-parameters-predicting-100-mortality-in-1292-severely-injured-children
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Kyle J Kalkwarf, Shane D Jensen, Myron Allukian, Matthew T Harting, Charles S Cox, Erin E Fox, Charles E Wade, Bryan A Cotton
BACKGROUND: Objective parameters predicting futility of care in severely injured pediatric patients are lacking. While futility of care has been investigated in a limited number of studies in trauma patients, none of these studies achieves a 100% success rate in a large cohort of pediatric patients. The purpose of the current study was to identify extreme laboratory values that could be used to predict 100% mortality in severely injured children. STUDY DESIGN: Registry-based, historical cohort of all severely injured children (level 1 trauma, <16 years old), who were not dead on arrival, between January 2010 and December 2016 from a single level 1 trauma center...
January 8, 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324491/validation-of-a-second-generation-near-infrared-spectroscopy-monitor-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Viviane G Nasr, Lisa T Bergersen, Hung-Mo Lin, Paul B Benni, Rachel S Bernier, Michelle E Anderson, Barry D Kussman
BACKGROUND: Cerebral oximetry using near-infrared spectroscopy is a noninvasive optical technology to detect cerebral hypoxia-ischemia and develop interventions to prevent and ameliorate hypoxic brain injury. Cerebral oximeters are calibrated and validated by comparison of the near-infrared spectroscopy-measured cerebral O2 saturation (SctO2) to a "field" or reference O2 saturation (REF CX) calculated as a weighted average from arterial and jugular bulb oxygen saturations. In this study, we calibrated and validated the second-generation, 5 wavelength, FORE-SIGHT Elite with the medium sensor (source-detector separation 12 and 40 mm) for measurement of SctO2 in children with congenital heart disease...
January 9, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324471/sellar-region-atypical-teratoid-rhabdoid-tumors-atrt-in-adults-display-dna-methylation-profiles-of-the-atrt-myc-subgroup
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Pascal D Johann, Susanne Bens, Florian Oyen, Rabea Wagener, Caterina Giannini, Arie Perry, Jack M Raisanen, Gerald F Reis, Sumihito Nobusawa, Kazunori Arita, Jörg Felsberg, Guido Reifenberger, Abbas Agaimy, Rolf Buslei, David Capper, Stefan M Pfister, Reinhard Schneppenheim, Reiner Siebert, Michael C Frühwald, Werner Paulus, Marcel Kool, Martin Hasselblatt
Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (ATRT) is a highly malignant brain tumor predominantly encountered in infants. Mutations of the SMARCB1 gene are the characteristic genetic lesion. A small group of ATRT stands out clinically, because these tumors are located in the sellar region of adults. To investigate if sellar region ATRT in adults represents a molecular distinct entity, we characterized molecular alterations in 7 sellar region ATRTs in adults as compared with 150 pediatric ATRTs and 47 pituitary adenomas using SMARCB1 sequencing, multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification and fluorescence in situ hybridization as well as DNA methylation profiling...
January 10, 2018: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322843/immunotherapy-for-brain-tumors-understanding-early-successes-and-limitations
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Nicole A P Lieberman, Nicholas A Vitanza, Courtney A Crane
Adverse effects and toxicities related to standard treatments for brain tumors significantly reduce patients' quality of life. Although most immunotherapy approaches for solid tumors have not been successful, several early-phase clinical trials are beginning to reveal a potential role for immunotherapy in the treatment of brain tumors. In particular, methods that activate the innate immune system and induce a polyclonal anti-cancer response have demonstrated that brain tumors are susceptible to immune-mediated tumor destruction...
January 11, 2018: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322704/evaluation-of-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-by-ct-mri-and-mr-venography
#10
Pratibha Issar, Sirasapalli Chinna, Sanjeev Kumar Issar
Objective: To study and compare cerebral parenchymal changes and sinuses involvement in CT with MRI and MRV in Cerebral Venous Thrombosis patients. Method: This study was carried out in the Department of Radiodiagnosis, JLN Hospital and Research Center, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh from October 2012 to Nov 2014 and includes fifty patients of all age groups presenting with clinical symptoms of CVT, admitted in Neurology, Neurosurgery, Medicine, Pediatric, obstetric and Gynecology wards...
November 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322427/immunophenotyping-of-pediatric-brain-tumors-correlating-immune-infiltrate-with-histology-mutational-load-and-survival-and-assessing-clonal-t-cell-response
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Ashley S Plant, Shohei Koyama, Claire Sinai, Isaac H Solomon, Gabriel K Griffin, Keith L Ligon, Pratiti Bandopadhayay, Rebecca Betensky, Ryan Emerson, Glenn Dranoff, Mark W Kieran, Jerome Ritz
There is little known regarding the immune infiltrate present in pediatric brain tumors and how this compares to what is known about histologically similar adult tumors and its correlation with survival. Here, we provide a descriptive analysis of the immune infiltrate of 22 fresh pediatric brain tumor tissue samples of mixed diagnoses and 40 peripheral blood samples. Samples were analyzed using a flow cytometry panel containing markers for immune cell subtypes, costimulatory markers, inhibitory signals, and markers of activation...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320485/non-invasive-ventilation-and-surfactant-treatment-as-primary-mode-of-respiratory-support-in-surfactant-deficient-newborn-piglets
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Carmen Rey-Santano, Victoria E Mielgo, Miguel Angel Gomez-Solaetxe, Francesca Ricci, Federico Bianco, Fabrizio Salomone, Begoña Loureiro, Jon López de Heredia Y Goya
BACKGROUND: Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) and nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV), forms of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) for respiratory support, are increasingly being chosen as the initial treatment for neonates with surfactant (SF) deficiency. Our objective was to compare NCPAP with NIPPV with or without SF administration as a primary mode of ventilation. METHODS: Twenty-four newborn piglets with SF-deficient lung injury produced by repetitive bronchoalveolar lavages were randomly assigned to NCPAP or NIPPV, with or without SF administration (InSurE method)...
January 10, 2018: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320484/brain-growth-in-the-nicu-critical-periods-of-tissue-specific-expansion
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Lillian G Matthews, Brian H Walsh, Clare Knutsen, Jeffrey J Neil, Christopher D Smyser, Cynthia E Rogers, Terrie E Inder
OBJECTIVE: To examine using serial MRI, total and tissue-specific brain growth in VPT infants during the period that coincides with the early and late stages of the third trimester. METHODS: Structural MRI scans were collected from two prospective cohorts of VPT infants (≤30 weeks' gestation). 51 MRI scans from 18 VPT subjects were available for volumetric analysis. Brain tissue was classified into cerebrospinal fluid, cortical grey matter, myelinated and unmyelinated white matter, deep nuclear grey matter, and cerebellum...
January 10, 2018: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320482/severe-retinopathy-of-prematurity-is-associated-with-reduced-cerebellar-and-brainstem-volumes-at-term-and-neurodevelopmental-deficits-at-two-years
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Femke J Drost, Kristin Keunen, Pim Moeskops, Nathalie H P Claessens, Femke van Kalken, Ivana Išgum, Elsbeth S M Voskuil-Kerkhof, Floris Groenendaal, Linda S de Vries, Manon J N L Benders, Jacqueline U M Termote
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), measures of brain morphology at term equivalent age (TEA) and neurodevelopmental outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 18 infants with severe ROP (median gestational age (GA) 25.3 (range 24.6-25.9 weeks) were included in this retrospective case-control study. Each infant was matched to two extremely preterm control infants (n=36) by GA, birth weight, sex and brain injury. T2-weighted images were obtained on a 3T MRI at TEA...
January 10, 2018: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319897/application-of-a-physiologically-based-pharmacokinetic-model-for-the-prediction-of-bumetanide-plasma-and-brain-concentrations-in-the-neonate
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Maria D Donovan, Khaled Abduljalil, John F Cryan, Geraldine B Boylan, Brendan T Griffin
Bumetanide is a loop diuretic that is proposed to possess a beneficial effect on disorders of the central nervous system, including neonatal seizures. Therefore, prediction of unbound bumetanide concentrations in brain is relevant from a pharmacological prospective. A physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model was developed for the prediction of bumetanide disposition in plasma and brain in adult and pediatric populations. A compound file was built for bumetanide integrating physicochemical data and in vitro data...
January 10, 2018: Biopharmaceutics & Drug Disposition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318994/a-rare-pediatric-case-of-neurocysticercosis-misdiagnosed-as-brain-abscess
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Türkan Aydın Teke, Ayşe Kaman, Zeynep Gökçe Gayretli Aydın, Sema Apaydın, Çiğdem Genç Sel, Erkut Baha Bulduk, Saliha Kanık Yüksek, Kader Karlı Oğuz, Gönül Tanır
Neurocysticercosis is a parasitic infection of the central nervous system caused by the larval stage of Taenia solium. Although this zoonotic infection is one of the major public health problems in some developing countries, it is extremely rare in Turkey. In this article, we present the case of a pediatric patient with neurocysticercosis who was misdiagnosed with brain abscess because of focal seizures in another hospital.
December 2017: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317443/a-mutation-in-ccdc39-causes-neonatal-hydrocephalus-with-abnormal-motile-cilia-development-in-mice
#17
Zakia Abdelhamed, Shawn M Vuong, Lauren Hill, Crystal Shula, Andrew Timms, David Beier, Kenneth Campbell, Francesco T Mangano, Rolf W Stottmann, June Goto
Pediatric hydrocephalus is characterized by an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and is one of the most common congenital brain abnormalities. However, little is known about the molecular and cellular mechanisms regulating CSF flow in the developing brain. Through whole-genome sequencing analysis, we report that a homozygous splice site mutation in coiled-coil domain containing 39 (Ccdc39) is responsible for early postnatal hydrocephalus in the progressive hydrocephalus (prh) mouse mutant. Ccdc39 is selectively expressed in embryonic choroid plexus and ependymal cells on the medial wall of the forebrain ventricle, and the protein is localized to the axoneme of motile cilia...
January 9, 2018: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317058/whole-body-periodic-acceleration-pgz-as-a-non-invasive-preconditioning-strategy-for-pediatric-cardiac-surgery
#18
Jose A Adams, Peter Pastuszko, Arkady Uryash, David Wilson, Jose R Lopez Padrino, Vinay Nadkarni, Anna Pastuszko
We hypothesized that pGz has cardio and neuroprotective effects due to upregulation of pathways which include eNOS, anti-apoptotic, and anti-inflammatory pathways. We analyze protein expression of these pathways in the brain of neonatal piglets, as well as report on the myocardial function after Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest (DHCA) and pGz preconditioning. Animal data affirms both a cardio and neuroprotective role for pGz. These findings suggest that pGz can be a simple, non-invasive cardio and neuroprotective strategy preconditioning strategy in children requiring surgical intervention...
January 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315108/review-of-molecular-classification-and-treatment-implications-of-pediatric-brain-tumors
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Ana S Guerreiro Stucklin, Vijay Ramaswamy, Craig Daniels, Michael D Taylor
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Brain tumors are the most common solid tumors and leading cause of cancer-related death in children. The advent of large-scale genomics has resulted in a plethora of profiling studies that have mapped the genetic and epigenetic landscapes of pediatric brain tumors, ringing in a new era of precision diagnostics and targeted therapies. In this review, we highlight the most recent findings, focusing on studies published after 2015, and discuss how new evidence is changing the care of children with brain tumors...
February 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313473/1-5-tesla-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-investigate-potential-etiologies-of-brain-swelling-in-pediatric-cerebral-malaria
#20
Michael J Potchen, Samuel D Kampondeni, Karl B Seydel, E Mark Haacke, Sylvester S Sinyangwe, Musaku Mwenechanya, Simon J Glover, Danny A Milner, Eric Zeli, Colleen A Hammond, David Utriainen, Kennedy Lishimpi, Terrie E Taylor, Gretchen L Birbeck
The hallmark of pediatric cerebral malaria (CM) is sequestration of parasitized red blood cells in the cerebral microvasculature. Malawi-based research using 0.35 Tesla (T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) established that severe brain swelling is associated with fatal CM, but swelling etiology remains unclear. Autopsy and clinical studies suggest several potential etiologies, but limitations of 0.35 T MRI precluded optimal investigations into swelling pathophysiology. A 1.5 T MRI in Zambia allowed for further investigations including susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI)...
January 8, 2018: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
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