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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208971/a-rare-association-of-pentalogy-of-fallot-with-situs-inversus-totalis-complicated-by-brain-abscess-in-an-adolescent-case-report
#1
Muhammed Basheer, Sunil Kumar Agarwalla
Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is the most frequently diagnosed congenital cyanotic heart disease. It is often associated with additional findings, such as atrial septal defect (i.e., pentalogy of Fallot) or right sided aortic arch. Association of this pentalogy of Fallot with situs inversus totalis is rarely reported in paediatric literature and it can cause technical challenges to intracardiac repair. We report the case of pentalogy of Fallot with dextrocardia and situs inversus presenting as parieto-occipital abscess in a 12-year-old child...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208894/case-report-of-youngest-successful-bilateral-cartilage-tympanoplasty-in-india
#2
Gaurav Ashish, Ankita Gupta
Paediatric Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media (CSOM) remains a challenge for the treating otologists. Usually, concurrent foci of infection lie in the oropharynx or nasopharynx and treating these eventually leads to resolution of ear discharge. However, refractory cases can be threatening in view of complications secondary to CSOM. A two year and 10-month-old child presented with recurrent profuse mucopurulent ear discharge which had been refractory to multiple medical treatment. Recently she had recurrent otitis external episodes with excoriations of canal skin...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202365/optimising-the-use-of-medicines-to-reduce-acute-kidney-injury-in-children-and-babies
#3
REVIEW
L Oni, D B Hawcutt, M A Turner, M W Beresford, S McWilliam, C Barton, B K Park, P Murray, B Wilm, I Copple, R Floyd, M Peak, A Sharma, D J Antoine
The majority of medications in children are administered in an unlicensed or off-label manner. Paediatricians are obliged to prescribe using the limited evidence available. The 2007 EU regulation on the use of paediatric drugs means pharmaceutical companies are now obliged to (and receive incentives for) contributing to paediatric drug data and carrying out paediatric clinical trials. This is important, as the efficacy and adverse effect profiles of medicines vary across childhood. Additionally, there are significant age-related changes in the pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic activity of many drugs...
February 12, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199373/prevalence-of-maternal-hiv-infection-and-knowledge-on-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hiv-and-its-prevention-among-antenatal-care-attendees-in-a-rural-area-in-northwest-cameroon
#4
Carlson-Babila Sama, Vitalis F Feteh, Maxime Tindong, John T Tanyi, Nestor Mbinkar Bihle, Fru F Angwafo
BACKGROUND: In 2010, an estimated 141 new HIV infections occurred per day in Cameroon and reports suggest an upsurge of these rates by 2020 if current trends continue. Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV is a major public health challenge, and maternal knowledge on HIV transmission during pregnancy and its prevention is important in curtailing paediatric HIV acquisition. OBJECTIVES: We aimed at establishing the prevalence of maternal HIV infection as well as assessing knowledge on HIV, MTCT and prevention of MTCT (PMTCT) of HIV among pregnant women in a rural area of Cameroon...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198292/state-of-child-health-in-the-uk-is-unacceptable
#5
Judith Ellis
The State of Child Health report, published last month by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, warns that a lack of a national strategic focus on children and the persistent gap between rich and poor in the UK are damaging the health of the nation's infants, children and young people.
February 15, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197756/changes-in-health-related-quality-of-life-over-a-1-year-follow-up-period-in-children-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#6
Helene Werner, Markus A Landolt, Patrick Buehr, Rebekka Koller, Andreas Nydegger, Johannes Spalinger, Klaas Heyland, Susanne Schibli, Christian P Braegger
PURPOSE: Little is known about disease-specific health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) changes over time in paediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and about their associations with baseline medical characteristics. METHODS: In this study, 153 paediatric patients with IBD from the multicentre prospective Swiss IBD cohort study were included at baseline. Of these, 90 patients were analysed at a 1-year follow-up. Medical data were extracted from hospital records, while HRQoL data were measured using the standardized, self-report disease-specific IMPACT-III questionnaire...
February 14, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195435/why-do-children-present-to-emergency-departments-exploring-motivators-and-measures-of-presentation-appropriateness-for-children-presenting-to-a-paediatric-emergency-department
#7
John A Cheek, George Braitberg, Simon Craig, Adam West
AIM: To compare the parental motivators and referring general practitioner's (GP's) reasons for advising emergency department (ED) attendance with the assessment of ED medical staff. To compare ED clinician opinion with other published methods that have attempted to define 'primary care suitable' presentations to the ED. METHODS: A prospective observational study and series of surveys regarding the attendance of children presenting to a single tertiary paediatric ED...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193257/bell-s-palsy-in-children-bellpic-protocol-for-a-multicentre-placebo-controlled-randomized-trial
#8
Franz E Babl, Mark T Mackay, Meredith L Borland, David W Herd, Amit Kochar, Jason Hort, Arjun Rao, John A Cheek, Jeremy Furyk, Lisa Barrow, Shane George, Michael Zhang, Kaya Gardiner, Katherine J Lee, Andrew Davidson, Robert Berkowitz, Frank Sullivan, Emily Porrello, Kim Marie Dalziel, Vicki Anderson, Ed Oakley, Sandy Hopper, Fiona Williams, Catherine Wilson, Amanda Williams, Stuart R Dalziel
BACKGROUND: Bell's palsy or acute idiopathic lower motor neurone facial paralysis is characterized by sudden onset paralysis or weakness of the muscles to one side of the face controlled by the facial nerve. While there is high level evidence in adults demonstrating an improvement in the rate of complete recovery of facial nerve function when treated with steroids compared with placebo, similar high level studies on the use of steroids in Bell's palsy in children are not available. The aim of this study is to assess the utility of steroids in Bell's palsy in children in a randomised placebo-controlled trial...
February 13, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186060/model-driven-paediatric-cardiomyopathy-pathways-a-clinical-impact-assessment
#9
Karl A Stroetmann, Rainer Thiel
Intermediate results from an ongoing health technology assessment exercise of a simulation model of paediatric cardiomyopathy are reported. Comprehensive data on paediatric cardiomyopathy/heart failure, treatment options, incidence and prevalence, prognoses for different outcomes to be expected were collected. Based on this knowledge, a detailed clinical pathway model was developed and validated against the clinical workflow in a tertiary paediatric care hospital. It combines three disease stages and various treatment options with estimates of the probabilities of a child moving from one stage to another...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183284/study-of-user-experience-of-an-objective-test-qbtest-to-aid-adhd-assessment-and-medication-management-a-multi-methods-approach
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Charlotte L Hall, Althea Z Valentine, Gemma M Walker, Harriet M Ball, Heather Cogger, David Daley, Madeleine J Groom, Kapil Sayal, Chris Hollis
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis and monitoring of Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) typically relies on subjective reports and observations. Objective continuous performance tests (CPTs) have been incorporated into some services to support clinical decision making. However, the feasibility and acceptability of adding such a test into routine practice is unknown. The study aimed to investigate the feasibility and acceptability of adding an objective computerised test to the routine assessment and monitoring of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...
February 10, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179270/is-there-a-role-for-clowns-in-paediatric-intensive-care-units
#11
REVIEW
Guillaume Mortamet, Nadia Roumeliotis, Florence Vinit, Caroline Simonds, Laurent Dupic, Philippe Hubert
Hospital clowning is a programme in healthcare facilities involving visits from specially trained actors. In the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU), clowning may appear inappropriate and less intuitive. The patient could appear too ill and/or sedated, the environment too crowded or chaotic and the parents too stressed. Relying on our experience with professionally trained clowns both in France and Canada, the purpose of this article is to offer a model for hospital clowning and to suggest standards of practice for the implementation of clowning in PICUs...
February 8, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176409/missing-life-stories-the-narratives-of-palliative-patients-parents-and-physicians-in-paediatric-oncology
#12
E De Clercq, B S Elger, T Wangmo
Illness narratives have become very popular. The stories of children, however, are rarely ever studied. This paper aims to provide insight into how children, parents and physicians make sense of progressive childhood cancer. It also explores how this meaning-giving process interacts with cultural dominant stories on cancer and dying. The presented data come from 16 open-ended face-to-face interviews with palliative paediatric patients, their parents and physicians. The interviews were carried out in eight paediatric oncology centres in Switzerland...
February 8, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176364/paediatric-approaches-to-child-maltreatment-are-subject-to-wide-organisational-variations-across-europe
#13
Gabriel Otterman, Marie Jalsenius, Sabine Maguire, Anna Sarkadi, Staffan Janson
AIM: Little is known about the organisation of child maltreatment practice in Europe. We therefore explored medical child protection systems and training across Europe. METHODS: Online survey to physicians working in child maltreatment, identified through professional organisations in 28 member countries of the European Union, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland in 2012-13. Respondents were questioned regarding management of suspected child maltreatment, mandatory reporting, professional training, patient referral, and physician roles in multidisciplinary investigations...
February 8, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169481/adverse-health-outcomes-and-health-concerns-among-survivors-of-various-childhood-cancers-perspectives-from-mothers
#14
C C Hsiao, S S Chiou, H-T Hsu, P C Lin, Y M Liao, L-M Wu
Advanced therapies have improved outcomes and also resulted in a growing risk of long-term adverse health events. This study intends to estimate incidences of adverse health events and examine differences in adverse health events among childhood cancer survivors, and to understand the concerns of mothers after their child has completed cancer treatment. An explanatory sequential mixed-method was used. A total of 201 paediatric cancer survivors' mothers with mean age 43.6 years were recruited. Of the survivors, 12...
February 7, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152666/provision-of-critical-care-services-to-hiv-infected-children-in-an-era-of-advanced-intensive-care-and-availability-of-combined-antiretroviral-therapy
#15
Prakash M Jeena, Miriam Adhikari
Intensive care facilities are always in demand in the public sector and there is constant competition for beds. Appropriate allocation of children to these resources is based on the ethical principles of distributive justice and beneficence that is determined on the presumed short-term outcome of the acute illness, long-term outcome of the underlying chronic disease and the overall demand for these facilities. At the onset of the HIV epidemic in South Africa, HIV-infected children were refused admission to the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) on the basis of poor ICU outcomes and the lack of provision of combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) for survivors...
February 3, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149578/review-of-tracheobronchial-foreign-body-aspiration-in-the-south-african-paediatric-age-group
#16
REVIEW
Tamer Ali Sultan, Arjan Bastiaan van As
Children, and in particular young children under the age of three, are the most vulnerable for aspiration and ingestion of foreign bodies (FBs). The Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital in Cape Town is the only children's hospital in South Africa and is unique in having a dedicated trauma unit for children under the age of 13 as part of its institution. Core activities of Childsafe South Africa (CSA), located at the hospital, are data accumulation and interpretation, development of educational programmes, health inculcation and advising in legislation involving child health...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148333/ethical-considerations-of-transparency-informed-consent-and-nudging-in-a-patient-with-paediatric-aortic-stenosis-and-symptomatic-left-ventricular-endocardial-fibroelastosis
#17
Constantine D Mavroudis, Thomas Cook, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Constantine Mavroudis
A 9-year-old boy who was born with bicuspid aortic stenosis underwent two unsuccessful aortic valvuloplasty interventions, and by 2 years of age he developed restrictive cardiomyopathy caused by left ventricular endocardial fibroelastosis and diastolic dysfunction. The attending cardiologist referred the patient to a high-volume, high-profile congenital cardiac surgical programme 1000 miles away that has a team with considerable experience with left ventricular endocardial fibroelastosis resection and a reputation of achieving good results...
December 2016: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145187/end-of-life-care-for-infants-children-and-young-people-with-life-limiting-conditions
#18
Lynne Pearce
Essential facts According to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, the UK has one of the worst child mortality rates in western Europe, with more than 2,000 children and young people dying in 2012. In addition, it is estimated that about 50,000 children and young people in the UK have a life-limiting condition that may need palliative care.
February 1, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143516/important-factors-to-consider-when-treating-children-with-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-cfs-me-perspectives-of-health-professionals-from-specialist-services
#19
Roxanne M Parslow, Alison Shaw, Kirstie L Haywood, Esther Crawley
BACKGROUND: Paediatric Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is relatively common and disabling. Improving treatment requires the development of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) that enable clinicians and researchers to collect patient-centred evidence on outcomes. Health professionals are well placed to provide clinical insight into the condition, its treatment and possible outcomes. This study aimed to understand the perspectives of specialist paediatric CFS/ME health professionals and identify outcomes that are clinically important...
February 1, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137718/bacterial-meningitis-a-rare-complication-of-an-unrecognised-nasal-foreign-body-in-a-child
#20
Jana van der Veen, Simon Thorne
We present an interesting case of a 7-year-old child who developed severe bacterial meningitis requiring admission to paediatric ICU. Initial investigations failed to identify the reason for this otherwise healthy child to develop this life-threatening condition. The child recovered fully with no long-term sequelae. Further on-going unilateral purulent rhinorrhoea lead to ENT referral. CT head from a previous admission showed mucosal thickening and fluid within paranasal sinuses. Reluctance to expose the child to further radiation meant that no formal scan of sinuses was organised and the child was diagnosed with chronic rhinosinusitis...
January 30, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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