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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207714/paediatric-peripheral-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumour-a-clinico-pathological-study-from-southern-india
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Rithika Rajendran, Leena Dennis Joseph, Thanka Johnson, Latha Magatha Sneha, Julius Xavier Scott, Satish Srinivasan
Introduction: Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumour (PNET)/Ewing Sarcomas (ES) are aggressive childhood malignancies with neuroectodermal differentiation. Aim: To study the clinical presentation, morphology, Immun-ohistochemistry (IHC), management and outcome of all the cases of paediatric pPNET/ES reported in our tertiary care centre over a period of six years. Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective study conducted at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, India...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200670/clinico-radiological-and-pathological-characteristics-of-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumors-in-children-a-retrospective-study
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Mohamad Hussain Mir, Waseem Dar, Sheikh Aejaz Aziz, Gul Mohamad, Burhan Wani
Purpose: Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMTs) are rare, benign lesions most often seen in the lung of young adults but can occur in children, in various sites. They mimic, clinically and radiologically, malignant tumors - especially sarcomas and lymphomas. The aim was to review the clinical, radiological, and pathological data of children with a diagnosis of IMT referred to our department. Materials and Methods: This retrospective study was conducted at the Department of Medical and Paediatric Oncology, Regional Cancer Centre, Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India from January 2014 to December 2015...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183426/choledochal-malformations-lessons-learnt-in-johannesburg
#4
A Grieve, D Harrison, C Westgarth-Taylor, J Loveland
BACKGROUND: Choledochal malformation (CM) is a well-described and relatively rare condition. CMs may present on antenatal ultrasound screening, through childhood and into adulthood. The aetiology is not well understood but the association with a pancreaticobiliary malunion predisposes to the development of CMs. OBJECTIVES: To review the experience of CMs in the Department of Paediatric Surgery, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg to improve our patient care for this population...
November 6, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181625/development-of-a-high-resolution-infrared-thermographic-imaging-method-as-a-diagnostic-tool-for-acute-undifferentiated-limp-in-young-children
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R Owen, S Ramlakhan, R Saatchi, D Burke
Acute limp is a common presenting condition in the paediatric emergency department. There are a number of causes of acute limp that include traumatic injury, infection and malignancy. These causes in young children are not easily distinguished. In this pilot study, an infrared thermographic imaging technique to diagnose acute undifferentiated limp in young children was developed. Following required ethics approval, 30 children (mean age = 5.2 years, standard deviation = 3.3 years) were recruited. The exposed lower limbs of participants were imaged using a high-resolution thermal camera...
November 28, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148187/lateral-neck-lumps-a-systematic-approach-for-the-general-paediatrician
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REVIEW
Sebastian K King
Lateral neck lumps are very common in children, and are largely benign in nature. The majority of lumps may be diagnosed on history and clinical examination alone, and further investigations are often not required. The most common pathologies in young children include reactive lymphadenopathy, lymphadenitis and atypical mycobacterial infections. A lateral neck lump is an uncommon presentation for malignancy and is largely restricted to older children and adolescents. The paediatric surgeon plays an important role in the assessment and management of lateral neck lumps, often in the form of reassurance to the patients and their carers...
November 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124402/presence-of-viable-germ-cells-in-testicular-regression-syndrome-remnants-is-routine-excision-indicated-a-systematic-review
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Ramesh Mark Nataraja, Evie Yeap, Costa J Healy, Inderpal S Nandhra, Feilim L Murphy, John M Hutson, Chris Kimber
There is no consensus in the literature about the necessity for excision of testicular remnants in the context of surgery for an impalpable testis and testicular regression syndrome (TRS). The incidence of germ cells (GCs) within these nubbins varies between 0 and 16% in previously published series. There is a hypothetical potential future malignancy risk, although there has been only one previously described isolated report of intratubular germ-cell neoplasia. Our aim was to ascertain an accurate incidence of GCs and seminiferous tubules (SNTs) within excised nubbins and hence guide evidence-based practice...
November 9, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105206/risk-factors-for-psychological-and-psychosomatic-symptoms-among-children-with-malignancies
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Kenichi Maeda, Daisuke Hasegawa, Kevin Y Urayama, Shinichi Tsujimoto, Yuriko Azami, Miwa Ozawa, Atsushi Manabe
AIM: With increasing survival rates in paediatric malignancies, the quality-of-life of children during hospitalisation should be given more attention. We aimed to identify factors associated with psychological and psychosomatic symptoms (PPS) that required medication among children hospitalised for treatment of malignancies. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed data of 190 patients aged 2-18 years old. They were diagnosed with malignant diseases and admitted for treatment at St...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079905/anti-tumour-necrosis-factor-therapy-for-paediatric-crohn-s-disease-improved-benefits-through-treatment-optimisation-deeper-understanding-of-its-risks-and-reduced-costs-due-to-biosimilar-availability
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M A Cozijnsen, J N Samsom, L de Ridder
Antibodies directed to tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) are very effective in treating paediatric Crohn's disease (CD). Over the last few years, research has provided important new insights into how to optimise this treatment's effectiveness. Research on predictors for anti-TNF treatment responsiveness has revealed potential markers, but data on their accuracy in paediatric CD patients are lagging behind. Also, new evidence has become available on the safety profile of anti-TNF antibodies that suggests the assumed increased malignancy risk seen in patients on anti-TNF and thiopurine combination treatment may be linked more to thiopurine use and not to anti-TNF treatment...
October 27, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065103/family-history-of-cancer-in-children-and-adolescents-with-germ-cell-tumours-a-report-from-the-children-s-oncology-group
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Jenny N Poynter, Michaela Richardson, Michelle Roesler, Mark Krailo, James F Amatruda, A Lindsay Frazier
BACKGROUND: Studies of family history of cancer in paediatric germ cell tumours (GCTs) are few, and none has had sufficient sample size to specifically evaluate family history of GCT. METHODS: We utilised family history data from a paediatric GCT study to calculate standardised incidence ratios (SIR) for GCT and other cancers using age- and sex-specific incidence rates from the SEER Program. RESULTS: This analysis included 7998 relatives of paediatric GCT probands...
October 24, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025447/enough-is-not-enough-medical-students-knowledge-of-early-warning-signs-of-childhood-cancer
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Jennifer Ann Geel, Brent T Stevenson, Rebecca B Jennings, Lisa E Krook, Sinead J Winnan, Bracha T Katz, T J Fox, Lukhanyo Nyati
BACKGROUND: The reported incidence of childhood cancer in upper-middle-income South Africa (SA) is much lower than in high-income countries, partly due to under-diagnosis and under-reporting. Documented survival rates are disturbingly low, prompting an analysis of potential factors that may be responsible. OBJECTIVES: To determine final-year medical students' level of knowledge of early warning signs of childhood cancer and whether a correlation existed between test scores and participants' age, gender and previous exposure to a person with cancer...
June 30, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992218/long-term-consequences-of-renal-insufficiency-in-children-lessons-learned-from-the-dutch-leric-study
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Jaap W Groothoff, Martin Offringa, Martha Grootenhuis, Kitty J Jager
Few data exist on the prospects in adulthood for children on chronic renal replacement therapy (RRT). This article summarizes the results of a comprehensive Dutch long-term follow-up study performed in 2000 and 2010 of patients with RRT onset at age <15 years between 1972 and 1992. After a median of 25.5 RRT years, patients had stayed 23% of RRT time on dialysis. We observed a 30 times greater mortality risk compared with age-matched peers with cardiovascular disease (CVD) as the main cause of death during 1972-2000 and infections during 2000-10...
July 7, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981557/increasing-incidence-and-recurrence-rate-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-paediatric-oncology-patients-in-one-single-centre-over-25-years
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C Heleen Van Ommen, Irene L M Klaassen, Anne L van Els, Marianne D van de Wetering, C Heleen Van Ommen
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a serious complication in paediatric oncology patients. To identify the incidence, risk factors and recurrence rate of VTE in paediatric oncology patients, an observational, retrospective cohort study of all consecutive children (≦18 years) with malignancies, treated at the Emma Children's Hospital Academic Medical Centre between January 1989 and December 2013, was done. A matched case-control study in children with lymphomas was performed, to identify thrombotic risk factors...
October 4, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974986/managing-sarcoma-where-have-we-come-from-and-where-are-we-going
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REVIEW
Jenna S Bleloch, Reyna D Ballim, Serah Kimani, Jeannette Parkes, Eugenio Panieri, Tarryn Willmer, Sharon Prince
Sarcomas are a heterogeneous group of neoplasms of mesenchymal origin. Approximately 80% arise from soft tissue and 20% originate from bone. To date more than 100 sarcoma subtypes have been identified and they vary in molecular characteristics, pathology, clinical presentation and response to treatment. While sarcomas represent <1% of adult cancers, they account for approximately 21% of paediatric malignancies and thus pose some of the greatest risks of mortality and morbidity in children and young adults...
October 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969188/primary-intestinal-lymphangiectasia-waldmann-s-disease-presenting-with-chylous-effusions-in-a-15-year-old
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Vijay Surampalli, Srinath Ramaswamy, Deepanjali Surendran, Chanaveerappa Bammigatti, Rathinam Palamalai Swaminathan
Primary Intestinal Lymphangiectasia (PIL) is a rare disease of unknown aetiology which presents in the paediatric age group with anasarca, diarrhoea, hypoproteinaemia, lymphoedema and chylous effusions. Tuberculosis, filariasis, chest trauma, malignancies and haematological disorders usually contribute to most cases of secondary lymphangiectasia and chylous effusions. We hereby describe a case of PIL presenting with chylous effusions which remained undiagnosed for eight years.
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969145/wilms-tumour-in-an-adult-a-case-report-of-an-unusual-lesion
#16
Goutam Bera, Zeenat Ara, Moumita Sengupta, Uttara Chatterjee, Madhumita Mukhopadhyay
Wilms' tumour, a renal malignancy, primarily occurs in children with a peak incidence between 2 to 5 years age group and accounts for approximately 95% of childhood renal malignancies. Though rarely, it may also occur in adults with an incidence rate of less than 0.2 per million per year. Microscopically, there is no difference between Wilms' tumour of paediatric and adult age groups. But the prognosis for adults with Wilms' tumour is thought to be worse than that for children possibly due to more aggressive clinical course in case of adult Wilms' tumour...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910997/paediatric-nuclear-medicine-imaging
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Lorenzo Biassoni, Marina Easty
Background: Nuclear medicine imaging explores tissue viability and function by using radiotracers that are taken up at cellular level with different mechanism. This imaging technique can also be used to assess blood flow and transit through tubular organs. Nuclear medicine imaging has been used in paediatrics for decades and this field is continuously evolving. Sources of data: The data presented comes from clinical experience and some milestone papers on the subject...
September 1, 2017: British Medical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901936/advances-in-paediatric-urology
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REVIEW
David A Diamond, Ivy H Y Chan, Andrew J A Holland, Michael P Kurtz, Caleb Nelson, Carlos R Estrada, Stuart Bauer, Paul K H Tam
Paediatric urological surgery is often required for managing congenital and acquired disorders of the genitourinary system. In this Series paper, we highlight advances in the surgical management of six paediatric urological disorders. The management of vesicoureteral reflux is evolving, with advocacy ranging from a less interventional assessment and antimicrobial prophylaxis to surgery including endoscopic injection of a bulking agent and minimally invasive ureteric reimplantation. Evidence supports early orchidopexy to improve fertility and reduce malignancy in boys with undescended testes...
September 9, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900474/malignant-extra-adrenal-pelvic-paraganglioma-in-a-paediatric-patient
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Gabriel Cao, Julian Mendez, Daniel Navacchia
The extra-adrenal paraganglioma is a neoplasm originating in regional structures, uncommon in paediatrics. We report on a case of a 13-year-old patient who began with severe arterial hypertension, tachycardia, dilated cardiomyopathy and elevated levels of catecholamines in the blood and urine. The presence of a retrovesical pelvic mass in contact with the right vaginal dome was determined by imaging studies. A diagnosis of malignant extra-adrenal pelvic paraganglioma with lymph node metastases was reached through biopsy and the surgical resection of subsequent local recurrences...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900469/necrotic-ulcerated-and-bleeding-striae-distensae-following-bevacizumab-in-a-palliative-setting-for-gliobastomatosis-cerebri
#20
Olivia Laugier, Laetitia Padovani, Arnauld Verschuur, Caroline Gaudy-Marqueste, Nicolas André
Glioblastoma cerebri is a rare paediatric malignancy with dismal prognosis [Chappé C, Riffaud L, and Tréguier C et al (2013) Primary gliomatosis cerebri involving gray matter in pediatrics: a distinct entity? A multicenter study of 14 casesChilds Nerv Syst29 565-571 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00381-012-2016-1 PMID: 23306961] and no established standard of care. Here, we report a case of ulcerated and bleeding striae distensae in a teenage girl following palliative treatment with bevacizumab and steroids.
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
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