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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451709/shortcomings-in-the-management-of-undescended-testis-guideline-intention-vs-reality-and-the-underlying-causes-insights-from-the-biggest-german-cohort
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Philip Boehme, Berit Geis, Johannes Doerner, Stefan Wirth, Kai O Hensel
OBJECTIVES: To assess the implementation of the current guideline and identify potential underlying causes for late surgery in children with Undescended testis (UDT) in Germany. UDT is the most common surgical issue in paediatric urology. To avoid malignant degeneration and subfertility current guidelines recommend orchidopexy during the first year of life. However, this seems not to be implemented in practice. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 5547 patients with cryptorchidism at 16 hospitals nationwide were studied regarding age at orchidopexy between 2003 and 2016...
February 16, 2018: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440001/risk-of-malignancy-associated-with-paediatric-use-of-tumour-necrosis-factor-inhibitors
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Timothy Beukelman, Fenglong Xie, Lang Chen, Daniel B Horton, James D Lewis, Ronac Mamtani, Melissa M Mannion, Kenneth G Saag, Jeffrey R Curtis
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether tumour necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) use is associated with an increased rate of incident malignancy compared with no TNFi use in the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), paediatric inflammatory bowel disease (pIBD) and paediatric plaque psoriasis (pPsO). METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of administrative claims data from the USA from 2000 to 2014. Exposure to TNFi was considered permanent from the first observed exposure onward...
February 9, 2018: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432826/usefulness-of-b-d-glucan-for-diagnosis-and-follow-up-of-invasive-candidiasis-in-onco-haematological-patients
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Juliette Guitard, Françoise Isnard, Marie-Dominique Tabone, Marie Antignac, Eolia Brissot, Yaye Senghor, Arnaud Petit, Guy Leverger, Christophe Hennequin
OBJECTIVES: Definitive diagnosis of invasive candidiasis (IC) may be difficult to achieve in patients with haematological malignancy (PHM). We aimed to evaluate the performance of BDG for the diagnosis and the follow-up of IC in PHM. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the serological data of BDG assay in adult and paediatric PHM, who developed candidemia or chronic disseminated candidiasis (CDC) through a 4-year period. Sensitivity and kinetics of BDG were determined for both clinical forms...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431252/factors-associated-with-abandonment-of-therapy-by-children-diagnosed-with-solid-tumors-in-peru
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Liliana Vasquez, Rosdali Diaz, Sharon Chavez, Fanny Tarrillo, Ivan Maza, Eddy Hernandez, Monica Oscanoa, Juan García, Jenny Geronimo, Nuria Rossell
BACKGROUND: Abandonment of treatment is a major cause of treatment failure and poor survival in children with cancer in low- and middle-income countries. The incidence of treatment abandonment in Peru has not been reported. The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of and factors associated with treatment abandonment by pediatric patients with solid tumors in Peru. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the sociodemographic and clinical data of children referred between January 2012 and December 2014 to the two main tertiary centers for childhood cancer in Peru...
February 12, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428360/adolescent-testicular-microlithiasis-a-case-based-multinational-survey-of-clinical-management-practices
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Katie E Brodie, Amanda F Saltzman, Nicholas G Cost
INTRODUCTION: Testicular microlithiasis (TM) is a condition characterized by calcium deposits within the testis, usually detected incidentally during ultrasonography of the scrotum. TM has been associated with the presence of, and possibly the development of, testicular malignancy. Our aim was to document international clinical management practices for TM and to analyze what factors and perception of risk influence conservative versus active management and follow-up. METHODS: European Society for Paediatric Urology (ESPU) and Society for Pediatric Urology (SPU) members were invited to complete an online case-based survey of clinical management practices of TM...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427028/2017-pretext-radiologic-staging-system-for-primary-hepatic-malignancies-of-childhood-revised-for-the-paediatric-hepatic-international-tumour-trial-phitt
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Alexander J Towbin, Rebecka L Meyers, Helen Woodley, Osamu Miyazaki, Christopher B Weldon, Bruce Morland, Eiso Hiyama, Piotr Czauderna, Derek J Roebuck, Greg M Tiao
Imaging is crucial in the assessment of children with a primary hepatic malignancy. Since its inception in 1992, the PRETEXT (PRE-Treatment EXTent of tumor) system has become the primary method of risk stratification for hepatoblastoma and pediatric hepatocellular carcinoma in numerous cooperative group trials across the world. The PRETEXT system is made of two components: the PRETEXT group and the annotation factors. The PRETEXT group describes the extent of tumor within the liver while the annotation factors help to describe associated features such as vascular involvement (either portal vein or hepatic vein/inferior vena cava), extrahepatic disease, multifocality, tumor rupture and metastatic disease (to both the lungs and lymph nodes)...
February 9, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416171/methotrexate-free-chemotherapy-and-limb-salvage-surgery-for-paediatric-osteosarcoma-in-india
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Reghu Kesavapillai Sukumaran, Binitha Rajeshwari, Subin Sugath, S Guruprasad Chellappan, Priyakumari Thankamony, Kusumakumary Parukuttyamma
Background: Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common primary malignant tumor of bone. The survival of OS patients has steadily improved from <20% in the early 20th century to around 70% with current treatment. There are very few studies in pediatric OS from India analyzing various aspects of the disease. This study focuses on the clinical profile, treatment options, and their complications and survival outcomes in pediatric osteosarcoma (OS) patients. Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective observational study which included pediatric patients <14 years of age, with newly diagnosed OS confirmed by histological diagnosis...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396792/role-of-interventional-radiology-in-managing-pediatric-liver-tumors-part-2-percutaneous-interventions
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C Matthew Hawkins, Alexander J Towbin, Derek J Roebuck, Eric J Monroe, Anne E Gill, Avnesh S Thakor, Richard B Towbin, Anne Marie Cahill, Matthew P Lungren
Hepatoblastoma and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are the most common pediatric liver malignancies, with hepatoblastoma occurring more commonly in younger children and HCC occurring more commonly in older children and adolescents. Although surgical resection (including transplant when necessary) and systemic chemotherapy have improved overall survival rate for hepatoblastoma to approximately 80% from 30%, a number of children with this tumor type are not eligible for operative treatment. In contradistinction, pediatric HCC continues to carry a dismal prognosis with an overall 5-year survival rate of 30%...
February 2, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383308/an-unusual-presentation-of-rectal-carcinoma-in-a-child
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Charu Tiwari, Ashish Zadpe, Pravin Rathi, Hemanshi Shah
Colorectal carcinoma is a well-known malignancy in adults. However, it is rare in children. Besides, it also has different behaviour in paediatric age-group and usually presents with non-specific symptoms like abdominal pain, weight loss, and anaemia. This usually leads to delay in diagnosis. Adenocarcinoma in children has unfavourable tumour histology (mucinous subtype) and advanced disease stage at presentation which lead to poorer prognosis in children. Family history, genetic typing and sibling screening are essential components of management as this malignancy is frequently seen associated with hereditary syndromes...
January 2018: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29378739/segmental-dilatation-of-small-bowel-presenting-with-severe-anaemia-a-diagnostic-puzzle
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Ankita Jain, Mike Cosgrove, Daniel Aronson
A 7-year-old boy presented to Paediatric outpatient with worsening lethargy and tiredness. On examination he had extreme pallor. Blood investigations confirmed severe iron deficiency anaemia. He was started on iron supplements and received blood transfusion. However, the response to iron treatment was suboptimal, he therefore underwent extensive workup for the cause of iron deficiency anaemia. The barium meal showed dilated segments of ileum with two distal stenoses. The surgical resection of the involved segment was performed with end to end anastamosis...
January 29, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29377105/paediatric-oral-pathology-in-thailand-a-15-year-retrospective-review-from-a-medical-teaching-hospital
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Mana Taweevisit, Warisa Tantidolthanes, Somboon Keelawat, Paul Scott Thorner
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether the spectrum of oral pathology in children seen at a medical institution differs from studies derived from dental facilities. METHODS: Oral biopsy records from paediatric patients (<16 years of age) were retrieved from the pathology archives at Chulalongkorn University Hospital over a period of 15 years. Lesions were categorised as inflammatory/reactive, tumour/tumour-like or cystic. RESULTS: Two-hundred and thirty biopsies were identified...
January 28, 2018: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356768/real-life-anti-tumor-necrosis-factor-experience-in-more-than-500-patients-high-co-immunosuppression-rates-but-low-rates-of-quantifying-treatment-response
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Victoria M Merrick, Kajal Mortier, Linda J Williams, Rafeeq Muhammed, Marcus K H Auth, Mamoun Elawad, John M E Fell, R Mark Beattie, Sabarinathan Loganathan, Franco Torrente, Mary-Anne Morris, Charles Charlton, Nick M Croft, Astor Rodrigues, Mark Furman, Babu Vadamalayan, Huw Jenkins, Veena Zamvar, Sally G Mitton, Sonny Chong, Mike Cosgrove, Anthony Akobeng, David C Wilson, Richard K Russell
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to measure the effectiveness, safety, and use of anti-tumor necrosis Factor (TNF) therapy in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease in the United Kingdom (UK). METHODS: Prospective UK audit of patients newly starting anti-TNF therapy. Disease severity was assessed using Physician Global Assessment +/or the Paediatric Crohn Disease Activity Index. RESULTS: A total of 37 centers participated (23/25 specialist pediatric inflammatory bowel disease sites)...
February 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352211/hdl-nanoparticles-targeting-sonic-hedgehog-subtype-medulloblastoma
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Jonathan B Bell, Jonathan S Rink, Frank Eckerdt, Jessica Clymer, Stewart Goldman, C Shad Thaxton, Leonidas C Platanias
Medulloblastoma is the most common paediatric malignant brain cancer and there is a need for new targeted therapeutic approaches to more effectively treat these malignant tumours, which can be divided into four molecular subtypes. Here, we focus on targeting sonic hedgehog (SHH) subtype medulloblastoma, which accounts for approximately 25% of all cases. The SHH subtype relies upon cholesterol signalling for tumour growth and maintenance of tumour-initiating cancer stem cells (CSCs). To target cholesterol signalling, we employed biomimetic high-density lipoprotein nanoparticles (HDL NPs) which bind to the HDL receptor, scavenger receptor type B-1 (SCARB1), depriving cells of natural HDL and their cholesterol cargo...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339161/a-new-genetically-engineered-mouse-model-of-choroid-plexus-carcinoma
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Salsabiel El Nagar, Frederique Zindy, Charlotte Moens, Luc Martin, Damien Plassard, Martine F Roussel, Thomas Lamonerie, Nathalie Billon
Choroid plexus carcinomas (CPCs) are highly malignant brain tumours predominantly found in children and associated to poor prognosis. Improved therapy for these cancers would benefit from the generation of animal models. Here we have created a novel mouse CPC model by expressing a stabilised form of c-Myc (MycT58A) and inactivating Trp53 in the choroid plexus of newborn mice. This induced aberrant proliferation of choroid plexus epithelial cells, leading to aggressive tumour development and death within 150 days...
January 12, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321667/the-management-of-retinoblastoma
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REVIEW
Ido D Fabian, Zerrin Onadim, Esin Karaa, Catriona Duncan, Tanzina Chowdhury, Irene Scheimberg, Shin-Ichi Ohnuma, M Ashwin Reddy, Mandeep S Sagoo
Retinoblastoma (Rb) is the most common primary intraocular malignancy of childhood, but an uncommon paediatric cancer, with a constant incidence worldwide of 1:15,000-1:20,000 live births. Despite its rarity, Rb has served as a cornerstone in the field of oncology in many of the aspects that comprise cancer management, including classification schemes, treatment modalities, genetic testing and screening. Until just over half a century ago, the major treatment for Rb was eye removal, and prognosis was poor with outcome fatal for most children...
January 11, 2018: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285688/pancreatoblastoma-an-unusual-diagnosis-in-an-adult-patient
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Gonçalo Nunes, Hélder Coelho, Marta Patita, Rita Barosa, Pedro Pinto Marques, Lídia Roque Ramos, Maria José Brito, Aurora Tomaz, Jorge Fonseca
The authors describe a 31-year-old man admitted due to progressive weight loss, diarrhea and massive hepatomegaly. Laboratory data showed anemia (haemoglobin 11.7 g/dl), abnormal liver tests (total bilirubin 1.4 g/dl, aspartate aminotransferase 70 U/l, alanine aminotransferase 37 U/l and alkaline phosphatase 520 U/l). Abdominal ultrasound (US) displayed a large heterogeneous liver with a segment IV 25 mm nodule. Magnetic resonance revealed a 4 cm pancreatic tail mass and several liver nodules consistent with metastasis...
December 28, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282260/chronic-non-bacterial-osteitis-from-the-patient-perspective-a-health-services-research-through-data-collected-from-patient-conferences
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Colen Cooper Gore Silier, Justina Greschik, Susanne Gesell, Veit Grote, Annette F Jansson
OBJECTIVE: Although chronic non-bacterial osteitis (CNO) is an ever-increasingly recognised illness in the paediatric community and the adult healthcare community, a study to assess diagnosing, treatment and the psychosocial aspect of CNO from a large population pool was not available. We aimed to investigate CNO from the patient perspective. DESIGN: Health services research, patient survey. SETTING: Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Pediatric Rheumatology Department CNO Conferences held in June 2013 and June 2015...
December 26, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243812/dysregulated-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-signalling-as-an-oncogenic-basis-for-clear-cell-sarcoma-of-the-kidney
#18
Colin Kenny, Naomi McDonagh, Antonio Lazaro, Elaine O'Meara, Rut Klinger, Darran O'Connor, Fiona Roche, Karsten Hokamp, Maureen J O'Sullivan
The oncogenic mechanisms and tumour biology underpinning Clear Cell Sarcoma of Kidney (CCSK), the second commonest paediatric renal malignancy, are poorly understood and currently therapy depends heavily on doxorubicin with cardiotoxic side-effects. Previously, we characterised the balanced t(10;17)(q22;p13) chromosomal translocation, identified at that time as the only recurrent genetic aberration in CCSK. This translocation results in an in-frame fusion of the genes YWHAE (encoding 14-3-3ε)and NUTM2, with a somatic incidence of 12%...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240742/paediatric-testicular-tumours-in-a-new-zealand-centre
#19
Timothy Little, Shareena Lala, Vipul Upadhyay
AIM: This is a 12-year, single-centre retrospective review of paediatric testicular tumours and review of the world literature on paediatric testicular tumours. The aim was to identify presenting features, the range of pathology and management of such tumours in comparison with other published series. METHODS: The hospital's pathology database was searched for all testicular and paratesticular tissue submitted for patients younger than 16 years of age during the 12-year study period January 2000 to December 2011, and patients with testicular tumours identified...
December 15, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218501/evaluating-safety-reporting-in-paediatric-antibiotic-trials-2000-2016-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Paola Pansa, Yingfen Hsia, Julia Bielicki, Irja Lutsar, A Sarah Walker, Mike Sharland, Laura Folgori
BACKGROUND: There are very few options to treat multidrug-resistant bacterial infections in children. A major barrier is the duration and complexity of regulatory trials of new antibiotics. Extrapolation of safety data from adult trials could facilitate drug development for children. OBJECTIVE: We performed a systematic review on the safety of antibiotic clinical trials (CTs) in children (0-18 years) to evaluate the overall quality of safety trials conducted in children and to determine if age-specific adverse events (AEs) could be identified for specific antibiotic classes...
December 7, 2017: Drugs
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