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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684375/cumulative-effect-of-preoperative-risk-factors-on-mortality-after-pediatric-heart-transplantation
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Matthew J O'Connor, Andrew C Glatz, Joseph W Rossano, Robert E Shaddy, Rachel Ryan, Chitra Ravishankar, Stephanie Fuller, Christopher E Mascio, J William Gaynor, Kimberly Y Lin
BACKGROUND: Risk assessment in heart transplantation is critical for candidate selection, but current models inadequately assess individual risk of postoperative mortality. We sought to identify risk factors and develop a scoring system to predict mortality following heart transplantation in children. METHODS: The records of patients undergoing heart transplantation at our institution from 2010 - 2016 were reviewed. Clinical characteristics were recorded and compared between survivors and non-survivors...
April 20, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683945/ebv-related-cold-agglutinin-disease-presenting-with-conjugated-hyperbilirubinemia-a-pediatric-case-report-and-mini-review
#2
Elpis Mantadakis, Eleftherios Chatzimichael, Eftychia Kontekaki, Maria Panopoulou, Georges Martinis, Aggelos Tsalkidis
Hemolytic anemia occurs in only 1% to 3% of hospitalized patients with infectious mononucleosis. The authors describe an 8-year-old girl without cervical lymphadenopathy or splenomegaly, who presented with conjugated hyperbilirubinemia and was diagnosed with cold agglutinin disease caused by an immunoglobulin M autoantibody with anti-i specificity. Acute Epstein-Barr virus infection was confirmed by serological and molecular methods. She recovered uneventfully after a 3-week course of methylprednisolone. Epstein-Barr virus infection should be considered in any case of hemolytic anemia associated with hepatic dysfunction, especially when direct antiglobulin test is positive for C3d...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682681/patellar-instability-in-the-skeletally-immature
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REVIEW
Charles A Popkin, Ahmad F Bayomy, Evan P Trupia, Charles M Chan, Lauren H Redler
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review will focus on the evaluation and management of patellar instability in the developing patient. RECENT FINDINGS: A large number of surgical techniques have been described to prevent recurrent patellofemoral instability in the pediatric population, including both proximal and distal realignment procedures. The wide variety of treatment options highlights the lack of agreement as to the best surgical approach. However, when a comprehensive exam and workup are paired with a surgical plan to address each of the identified abnormalities, outcomes are predictably good...
April 23, 2018: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682493/the-frequency-of-clinic-visits-was-not-associated-with-medication-adherence-or-outcome-in-children-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
#4
Cheryl Kluthe, Jenkin Tsui, Donald Spady, Matthew Carroll, Eytan Wine, Hien Quoc Huynh
Background: Medication nonadherence is a challenge in pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Poor adherence can result in disease flare-ups, disease complicationstherapy escalation, and the need for corticosteroids. The aim was to determine if clinic visit frequency was associated with treatment adherence. Methods: A retrospective chart review of patients attending the Edmonton Pediatric IBD Clinic (EPIC) at the Stollery Children's Hospital from January 2012 to December 2013 was completed...
2018: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682339/outcome-of-pediatric-cataract-surgeries-in-a-tertiary-center-in-switzerland
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Sarah Claudia Ambroz, Marc Töteberg-Harms, James V M Hanson, Jens Funk, Daniel Barthelmes, Christina Gerth-Kahlert
Purpose: To determine and to analyze the outcome of pediatric cataract surgery. Methods: A retrospective chart review of individuals aged up to 10 years who underwent cataract surgery between January 1, 2004, and December 31, 2014, at the UniversityHospital Zurich, Switzerland. Results: 63 children (94 affected eyes) with bilateral (68/94) or unilateral (26/94) cataract were identified. Surgery was performed at a median age of 1.5 months (IQR: 1...
2018: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682040/widespread-intra-abdominal-carcinomatosis-from-a-rhabdoid-meningioma-after-placement-of-a-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Jun Jie Ng, Kok Ann Teo, Asim Shabbir, Tseng Tsai Yeo
Intra-abdominal metastasis (IAM) of central nervous system (CNS) tumors through ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) is rare but has been previously reported (e.g., germinomas and medulloblastomas). However, there has been no previous reports in literature involving meningiomas. A case of primary rhabdoid meningioma with widespread intra-abdominal carcinomatosis after placement of a VPS in a 36-year-old man is described. The patient underwent preoperative angioembolization of the tumor, craniotomy, and surgical excision, followed by postoperative gamma knife radiosurgery...
April 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682010/craniofacial-trauma-in-pediatric-patients-following-winnowing-blade-injury-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Harsha Huliyappa, Balakrishna Ojha, Anil Chandra, Sunil Kumar Singh, Chhitij Srivastava
In developing countries, during the harvest season, winnower blade injuries occur very frequently in children and results in lifelong disability. Nine children were managed during 1 month, all resulting due to winnower blade induced craniofacial trauma. PubMed search for "fan blade injury" showed two case series and three case reports. In our study, 88% had compound depressed fracture; brain matter leak in 56%, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak alone in 22%. 66.7% had injury involving the frontal bone...
April 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681699/bronchoscopic-airway-foreign-body-extraction-without-using-optical-forceps
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Shalini Hegde, Umesh Bahadur, Ravi Prakash Kanojia, Monika Bawa, Ram Samujh
Aim: Airway foreign body (FB) is a very common pediatric surgical emergency. On certain difficult occasions, the extraction of FB with optical forceps (OFs) is difficult. These conditions create a life-threatening scenario. We present some of the alternative methods of FB extraction for these situations. Patients and Methods: This is a retrospective case review of patients presenting to pediatric emergency with airway FB. All patients had a chest X-ray done before the procedure...
April 2018: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681166/direct-acting-antivirals-to-prevent-vertical-transmission-of-viral-hepatitis-c-when-is-the-optimal-time-to-treat
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Leigh Cervino, Lauren M Hynicka
OBJECTIVE: To describe the most current evidence for the use of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) to treat hepatitis C along the pregnancy-pediatric continuum in the United States. DATA SOURCES: The MEDLINE/PubMed databases were searched (January 1995 to February 2018) for articles in English using the terms: hepatitis C, vertical transmission, pregnancy, pediatrics, ribavirin, interferon, direct acting antivirals, daclatasvir, dasabuvir, elbasvir, glecaprevir, grazoprevir, ledipasvir, ombitasvir, paritaprevir, pibrentasvir, simeprevir, sofosbuvir, and velpatasvir...
April 1, 2018: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680993/effectiveness-of-inactivated-quadrivalent-influenza-vaccine-in-the-2015-2016-season-as-assessed-in-both-a-test-negative-case-control-study-design-and-a-traditional-case-control-study-design
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Takahisa Kimiya, Masayoshi Shinjoh, Makoto Anzo, Hiroki Takahashi, Shinichiro Sekiguchi, Norio Sugaya, Takao Takahashi
Both traditional case-control studies (TCCSs) and test-negative case-control studies (TNCCSs) are commonly used to assess influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE). To compensate for the fact that observational studies are susceptible to bias, we combined both methods to assess VE in one geographical area during the 2015/2016 season, when influenza A (H1N1)pdm was dominant. Our TNCCS covered 331 children aged 6 months to 15 years who visited our hospital with fever, including 182 with influenza, and our TCCS covered 812 pediatric outpatients aged 6 months to 15 years, including 214 with influenza...
April 21, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680987/slit-s-prevention-of-the-allergic-march
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REVIEW
Federica Porcaro, Giovanni Corsello, Giovanni Battista Pajno
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The progression of atopic disorders from atopic dermatitis in infants to allergic rhinitis and asthma in children, adolescents, and adults defines the allergy march. Allergen immunotherapy is the only causal treatment altering the immunological mechanism underlying the allergic diseases. The sublingual administration route is more acceptable than the subcutaneous one in pediatric age. RECENT FINDINGS: Several studies show the efficacy and safety profile of sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) for the treatment of respiratory allergy diseases, but few data are available on its effect of primary and secondary prevention of allergic disease...
April 21, 2018: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680921/neurosurgical-treatment-of-gangliogliomas-in-children-and-adolescents-long-term-follow-up-of-a-single-institution-series-of-32-patients
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Tryggve Lundar, Bernt Johan Due-Tønnessen, Radek Fric, Arild Egge, Bård Krossnes, Paulina Due-Tønnessen, Einar Stensvold, Petter Brandal
OBJECT: The object of this study was to delineate long-term results of the surgical treatment of pediatric tumors classified as ganglioglioma or gangliocytoma. METHODS: A cohort of consecutive patients 19 years or younger who had undergone primary resection of CNS tumors during the years 1980-2016 at a single institution were reviewed in this retrospective study of surgical morbidity, mortality, and academic achievement and/or work participation. Gross motor function and activities of daily living were scored using the Barthel Index (BI)...
April 22, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680919/aggravation-of-seizures-and-status-epilepticus-after-vagal-nerve-stimulation-therapy-the-first-pediatric-case-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ebru Arhan, Ayşe Serdaroğlu, Tuğba Hirfanoğlu, Gökhan Kurt
BACKGROUND: We describe the first child with drug-resistant epilepsy in whom vagus nerve stimulation aggravated seizures and emerged status epilepticus after the increase in vagal nerve stimulation current output. OBJECTIVE: A 13-year-old girl presented with refractory secondary generalized focal epilepsy. Vagal nerve stimulator was implanted because of drug-resistant epilepsy. After the increase of vagal nerve stimulator current output to a relatively high level, the patient experienced seizure aggravation and status epilepticus...
April 22, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680473/rituximab-in-the-management-of-pediatric-steroid-resistant-nephrotic-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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Manel Jellouli, Rim Charfi, Bayen Maalej, Abdelmajid Mahfoud, Sameh Trabelsi, Tahar Gargah
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of rituximab in children with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome. STUDY DESIGN: A systematic review evaluating the efficacy and safety of rituximab in children with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome was performed. Data from studies, performed before April 2017 were collected, from MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, Scopus, and Web of Science. Study eligibility criteria included clinical trials and observational studies with a minimal sample size of 5 patients, regarding treatment with rituximab in children with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679264/technology-focused-family-interventions-in-pediatric-chronic-illness-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Kimberly S Canter, Jennifer Christofferson, Michele A Scialla, Anne E Kazak
This systematic review provides a synthesis of randomized-controlled trials of technology-focused family interventions for children with chronic illnesses and their families, focused on describing the current state of the literature and generating recommendations for future family systems work in the field of eHealth/mHealth. Twenty-three studies met inclusion criteria and were included in the systematic review. No identified studies featured an mHealth delivery modality. Relevant data were extracted and studies were assessed for quality...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678928/imaging-in-pediatric-concussion-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Julia Schmidt, Kathryn S Hayward, Katlyn E Brown, Jill G Zwicker, Jennie Ponsford, Paul van Donkelaar, Shelina Babul, Lara A Boyd
CONTEXT: Pediatric mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is a common and poorly understood injury. Neuroimaging may index brain injury and outcome after pediatric mTBI, but remains largely unexplored. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the differences in neuroimaging findings in children/youth with mTBI. Measures of behavior, symptoms, time since injury, and age at injury were also considered. DATA SOURCES: A systematic review was conducted up to July 6, 2016...
April 20, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678710/pediatric-type-follicular-lymphoma-in-the-dura-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#17
Junya Yamaguchi, Seiichi Kato, Eri Iwata, Kosuke Aoki, Ryusuke Kabeya, Atsushi Natsume, Toshihiko Wakabayashi
BACKGROUND: Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is a relatively common tumor of the central nervous system. Although PCNSLs generally arise from the parenchyma, lymphomas arising primarily from the dura are termed dural lymphomas (DL). Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue is the most unique histological feature of DL. Due to its rarity, clinical characteristics and treatments for DL have not been fully elucidated to date. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 31-year-old man with no past medical history presented with numbness in his left upper limb...
April 17, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678653/continued-ultrasound-surveillance-required-after-hand-ischemia-associated-with-trauma-in-children
#18
Melissa L Kirkwood, Khalil H Chamseddin, Brianne Hanson, Carlos H Timaran, Mujtaba Ali, Alexis D Jacob, John E Rectenwald
BACKGROUND: Hand ischemia following trauma in children is rare and the natural history after upper extremity arterial bypass in children is unknown. We hypothesize children with brachial artery repair are at long term risk of developing aneurysmal degeneration or Thrombosis thus necessitating annual duplex ultrasonography and physical examination. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review of children who had brachial artery repair (bypass or vein patch) for hand ischemia secondary to trauma at a level I trauma pediatric hospital was performed...
April 17, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678289/pathophysiology-of-melanocortin-receptors-and-their-accessory-proteins
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REVIEW
T V Novoselova, L F Chan, A J L Clark
The melanocortin receptors (MCRs) and their accessory proteins (MRAPs) are involved in regulation of a diverse range of endocrine pathways. Genetic variants of these components result in phenotypic variation and disease. The MC1R is expressed in skin and variants in the MC1R gene are associated with ginger hair color. The MC2R mediates the action of ACTH in the adrenal gland to stimulate glucocorticoid production and MC2R mutations result in familial glucocorticoid deficiency (FGD). MC3R and MC4R are involved in metabolic regulation and their gene variants are associated with severe pediatric obesity, whereas the function of MC5R remains to be fully elucidated...
April 2018: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677701/surgical-treatment-and-long-term-outcome-of-cerebral-cavernous-malformations-related-epilepsy-in-pediatric-patients
#20
Qiao Lin, Peng-Fan Yang, Yan-Zeng Jia, Jia-Sheng Pei, Hui Xiao, Ting-Ting Zhang, Zhong-Hui Zhong, Shou-Sen Wang
Cerebral cavernous malformations (CMs) are vascular malformations affecting any part of the central nervous system. Clinical data and surgical outcomes for 27 pediatric patients with CM-related epilepsy were retrospectively reviewed. The mean age of onset was 12.71 ± 4.09 years, and the mean duration of epilepsy was 2.34 ± 1.95 years. All 27 patients were treated with microsurgery for resection of the CMs, and the hemosiderin rim, and the secondary epileptogenic zone if necessary. The mean follow-up period was 6...
April 20, 2018: Neuropediatrics
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