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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737870/analysis-of-acid-labile-subunit-and-its-usefulness-in-pediatrics
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REVIEW
Verónica E Zaidman
The acid-labile subunit (ALS) is an 85 kDa glycoprotein that belongs to the leucine-rich repeat superfamily. It mainly circulates in serum bound to a high molecular weight ternary complex. The main and most widely studied function of ALS is to prolong the half-life of the binary complex formed by insulin-like growth factors type 1 and 2 and its transport proteins 3 and 5. ALS serum levels are lower in neonates, reach a peak in late puberty, and then slowly decrease throughout adulthood. ALS deficiency has consequences on growth, hydrocarbon and bone metabolism, and, in some cases, it affects pubertal development...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729402/wilms-tumor-ncam-expressing-cancer-stem-cells-as-potential-therapeutic-target-for-polymeric-nanomedicine
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Ela Markovsky, Einav Vax, Dikla Ben-Shushan, Anat Eldar-Boock, Rachel Shukrun, Eilam Yeini, Iris Barshack, Revital Caspi, Orit Harari-Steinberg, Naomi Pode-Shakked, Benjamin Dekel, Ronit Satchi-Fainaro
Cancer stem cells (CSC) form a specific population within the tumor that has been shown to have self-renewal and differentiation properties, increased ability to migrate and form metastases, and increased resistance to chemotherapy. Consequently, even a small number of cells remaining after therapy can repopulate the tumor and cause recurrence of the disease. CSCs in Wilms tumor, a pediatric renal cancer, were previously shown to be characterized by neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM) expression. Therefore, NCAM provides a specific biomarker through which the CSC population in this tumor can be targeted...
July 20, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725955/biologics-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Federica Vanoni, Francesca Minoia, Clara Malattia
In the past years, pediatric rheumatology has seen a revolution in the treatments for rheumatic diseases, particularly juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Even if nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), intra-articular corticosteroids (IAC) injections, and methotrexate remain the mainstay of the treatment for JIA patients, in aggressive disease, these treatments may be not sufficient to reach disease remission and to prevent long-term disability. Comprehension of immunological mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of the diseases allowed to conceive new drugs targeting specific steps of the immune response...
July 20, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725641/mechanisms-mediating-pediatric-severe-asthma-and-potential-novel-therapies
#4
REVIEW
Aldara Martin Alonso, Sejal Saglani
Although a rare disease, severe therapy-resistant asthma in children is a cause of significant morbidity and results in utilization of approximately 50% of health-care resources for asthma. Improving control for children with severe asthma is, therefore, an urgent unmet clinical need. As a group, children with severe asthma have severe and multiple allergies, steroid resistant airway eosinophilia, and significant structural changes of the airway wall (airway remodeling). Omalizumab is currently the only add-on therapy that is licensed for use in children with severe asthma...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724962/novel-transcriptional-signatures-for-sputum-independent-diagnostics-of-tuberculosis-in-children
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John Espen Gjøen, Synne Jenum, Dhanasekaran Sivakumaran, Aparna Mukherjee, Ragini Macaden, Sushil K Kabra, Rakesh Lodha, Tom H M Ottenhoff, Marielle C Haks, Timothy Mark Doherty, Christian Ritz, Harleen M S Grewal
Pediatric tuberculosis (TB) is challenging to diagnose, confirmed by growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis at best in 40% of cases. The WHO has assigned high priority to the development of non-sputum diagnostic tools. We therefore sought to identify transcriptional signatures in whole blood of Indian children, capable of discriminating intra-thoracic TB disease from other symptomatic illnesses. We investigated the expression of 198 genes in a training set, comprising 47 TB cases (19 definite/28 probable) and 36 asymptomatic household controls, and identified a 7- and a 10-transcript signature, both including NOD2, GBP5, IFITM1/3, KIF1B and TNIP1...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719333/bidirectional-exchange-in-global-health-moving-toward-true-global-health-partnership
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Gitanjli Arora, Christiana Russ, Maneesh Batra, Sabrina M Butteris, Jennifer Watts, Michael B Pitt
Although there has been rapid growth in global health educational experiences over the last two decades, the flow of learners remains overwhelmingly one directional; providers from high-resourced settings travel to limited-resourced environments to participate in clinical care, education, and/or research. Increasingly, there has been a call to promote parity in partnerships, including the development of bidirectional exchanges, where trainees from each institution travel to the partner's setting to learn from and teach each other...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715376/a-rat-tibial-growth-plate-injury-model-to-characterize-repair-mechanisms-and-evaluate-growth-plate-regeneration-strategies
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Christopher B Erickson, Nichole Shaw, Nancy Hadley-Miller, Michael S Riederer, Melissa D Krebs, Karin A Payne
A third of all pediatric fractures involve the growth plate and can result in impaired bone growth. The growth plate (or physis) is cartilage tissue found at the end of all long bones in children that is responsible for longitudinal bone growth. Once damaged, cartilage tissue within the growth plate can undergo premature ossification and lead to unwanted bony repair tissue, which forms a "bony bar." In some cases, this bony bar can result in bone growth deformities, such as angular deformities, or it can completely halt longitudinal bone growth...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706729/a-retrospective-review-of-the-pediatric-development-clinic-implementation-a-model-to-improve-medical-nutritional-and-developmental-outcomes-of-at-risk-under-five-children-in-rural-rwanda
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Eric Ngabireyimana, Christine Mutaganzwa, Catherine M Kirk, Ann C Miller, Kim Wilson, Evodia Dushimimana, Olivier Bigirumwami, Evelyne S Mukakabano, Fulgence Nkikabahizi, Hema Magge
BACKGROUND: As more high-risk newborns survive the neonatal period, they remain at significant medical, nutritional, and developmental risk. However, no follow-up system for early intervention exists in most developing countries. In 2014, a novel Pediatric Development Clinic (PDC) was implemented to provide comprehensive follow-up to at-risk under-five children, led by nurses and social workers in a district hospital and surrounding health centers in rural Rwanda. METHODS: At each PDC visit, children undergo clinical/nutritional assessment and caregivers participate in counseling sessions...
2017: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706173/-development-and-evaluation-of-a-self-reflection-program-for-intensive-care-unit-nurses-who-have-experienced-the-death-of-pediatric-patients
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Hyun Ju Kang, Kyung Sook Bang
PURPOSE: This study aims to develop a self-reflection program for nurses who have experienced the death of pediatric patients in the intensive care unit and to evaluate its effectiveness. METHODS: The self-reflection program was developed by means of the following four steps: establishment of the goal through investigation of an initial request, drawing up the program, preliminary research, and implementation and improvement of the program. The study employed a methodological triangulation to evaluate the effectiveness of the program...
June 2017: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705803/clinical-practice-guidelines-for-the-care-of-girls-and-women-with-turner-syndrome-proceedings-from-the-2016-cincinnati-international-turner-syndrome-meeting
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Claus H Gravholt, Niels H Andersen, Gerard S Conway, Olaf M Dekkers, Mitchell E Geffner, Karen O Klein, Angela E Lin, Nelly Mauras, Charmian A Quigley, Karen Rubin, David E Sandberg, Theo C J Sas, Michael Silberbach, Viveca Söderström-Anttila, Kirstine Stochholm, Janielle A van Alfen-van derVelden, Joachim Woelfle, Philippe F Backeljauw
Turner syndrome affects 25-50 per 100,000 females and can involve multiple organs through all stages of life, necessitating multidisciplinary approach to care. Previous guidelines have highlighted this, but numerous important advances have been noted recently. These advances cover all specialty fields involved in the care of girls and women with TS. This paper is based on an international effort that started with exploratory meetings in 2014 in both Europe and the USA, and culminated with a Consensus Meeting held in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA in July 2016...
September 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702703/transfixing-kirshner-wires-for-fixation-of-intertrochanteric-valgus-osteotomies-in-management-of-pediatric-coxa-vara
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Ahmed Shawkat Rizk
BACKGROUND: Coxa vara is a radiological term describing a decrease in the neck-shaft angle to 120° or less. Coxa vara is associated with pathomechanical changes that can manifest clinically. If left untreated, coxa vara can affect the normal development of the pediatric hip. Valgus osteotomy is the standard surgical treatment for coxa vara, but there is no consensus regarding the optimal osteotomy technique and fixation method. The work reported here aimed to highlight transfixing wires as a fixation method for valgus osteotomy applied as treatment for various types of pediatric coxa vara...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700727/longitudinal-increases-of-brain-metabolite-levels-in-5-10-year-old-children
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Martha J Holmes, Frances C Robertson, Francesca Little, Steven R Randall, Mark F Cotton, Andre J W van der Kouwe, Barbara Laughton, Ernesta M Meintjes
Longitudinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) studies reveal significant changes in brain structure and structural networks that occur together with cognitive and behavioral maturation in childhood. However, the underlying cellular changes accompanying brain maturation are less understood. Examining regional age-related changes in metabolite levels provides insight into the physiology of neurodevelopment. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) measures localize brain metabolism...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699409/review-of-the-effectiveness-of-enteral-feeding-in-pediatric-oncology-patients
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Kaleena Trimpe, Michele R Shaw, Marian Wilson, Mel R Haberman
Enteral supplementation for nutritional support in pediatric oncology patients remains nonstandardized across institutions and between providers. Pediatric oncology patients frequently fail to meet their growth curve percentiles, lose weight, and/or are malnourished due to both the oncologic process as well as side effects from chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Methods of increasing weight include enteral feeding (nasogastric, nasoduodenal/jejunal, or gastrostomy), parenteral intravenous feeding, and oral supplementation...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688993/fat-demented-and-stupid-an-unrecognized-legacy-of-pediatric-urology
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REVIEW
Christopher S Cooper
The human body is an unfathomably intricate structure consisting of many connected and intertwined systems. This makes it impossible for therapeutic interventions to selectively target only one physiologic system without some impact or side effects on all the other systems. The resiliency of the human body modifies and disguises side effects, some of which may be undetectable for years and not apparent without scientific investigation. Pediatric urologists employ relatively few medications for the common conditions they treat and in general these consist of antibiotics, anticholinergics, and anesthetics...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687891/functional-analyses-of-a-novel-cited2-nonsynonymous-mutation-in-chinese-tibetan-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Shiming Liu, Zhaobing Su, Sainan Tan, Bin Ni, Hong Pan, Beihong Liu, Jing Wang, Jianmin Xiao, Qiuhong Chen
CITED2 gene is an important cardiac transcription factor that plays a fundamental role in the formation and development of embryonic cardiovascular. Previous studies have showed that knock-out of CITED2 in mice might result in various cardiac malformations. However, the mechanisms of CITED2 mutation on congenital heart disease (CHD) in Chinese Tibetan population are still poorly understood. In the present study, 187 unrelated Tibetan patients with CHD and 200 unrelated Tibetan healthy controls were screened for variants in the CITED2 gene; we subsequently identified one potential disease-causing mutation p...
July 8, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670761/models-of-childhood-cancer-survivorship-care-in-australia-and-new-zealand-strengths-and-challenges
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Christina Signorelli, Claire E Wakefield, Jordana K McLoone, Joanna E Fardell, Renae A Lawrence, Michael Osborn, Jo Truscott, Heather Tapp, Richard J Cohn
AIM: Childhood cancer survivors remain at risk of developing life-altering and/or life-threatening health conditions following the completion of curative treatment. However, no uniform model of care for childhood cancer survivors exists in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). This study reports on current childhood cancer survivorship care in ANZ, highlighting the challenges childhood cancer survivor long-term follow-up (LTFU) clinics face. METHODS: We conducted semistructured, telephone interviews with the pediatric medical director and clinical nurse consultant from all 11 LTFU clinics at tertiary referral pediatric oncology units across ANZ (n = 19; 100% response rate)...
July 3, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670577/crohn-s-strictures-moving-away-from-the-knife
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REVIEW
Emily Stenke, Billy Bourke, Ulla Knaus
Crohn's disease (CD) is a lifelong inflammatory bowel disease with a rapidly rising incidence in the pediatric population. A common complication of CD is the development of fibrotic strictures, which may be present at initial diagnosis or develop many years later. Clinical presentation depends on stricture location and degree of obstruction, and strictures frequently contain a mixture of inflammatory and fibrotic tissue. Histological examination of Crohn's strictures shows thickening of the muscular layers and the submucosa, where increased collagen deposition by activated myofibroblasts is concentrated around islands of smooth muscle cells and at the superficial margin of the muscularis propria...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662138/longitudinal-changes-in-macular-retinal-layer-thickness-in-pediatric-populations-myopic-vs-non-myopic-eyes
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Scott A Read, David Alonso-Caneiro, Stephen J Vincent
Knowledge of the normal in vivo thickness of the retina, and its individual layers in pediatric populations is important for diagnosing and monitoring retinal disorders, and for understanding the eye's normal development and the impact of eye growth and refractive error such as myopia (short-sightedness) upon retinal morphology. In this prospective, observational longitudinal study, total retinal thickness (and individual retinal layer thickness) and the changes in retinal morphology occurring over an 18-month period were examined in 101 children with a range of refractive errors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654476/coupling-timing-of-interventions-with-dose-to-optimize-plasticity-and-participation-in-pediatric-neurologic-populations
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Mary E Gannotti
The purpose of this article is to propose that coupling of timing of interventions with dosing of interventions optimizes plasticity and participation in pediatric neurologic conditions, specifically cerebral palsy. Dosing includes frequency, intensity, time per session, and type of intervention. Interventions focus on body structures and function and activity and participation, and both are explored. Known parameters for promoting bone, muscle, and brain plasticity and evidence supporting critical periods of growth during development are reviewed...
July 2017: Pediatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650783/conservative-treatment-of-multiple-keratocystic-odontogenic-tumors-in-a-young-patient-with-nevoid-basal-cell-carcinoma-syndrome-by-decompression-a-7-year-follow-up-study
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Su-Hyun Kim, Min-Seok Oh, Yo-Seob Seo, Jin-Young Kim, Soon-Hyeun Nam, Su-Min Lim
Multiple keratocystic odontogenic tumors (KCOT) occurred in a young child is challenging problem in the field of pediatric dentistry, and might have been related to nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (NBCCS). Because of high recurrence rate of KCOTs, complete surgical resection is generally accepted as definitive treatment. However, complete surgical resection could induce negative effect on the development of permanent teeth and growth of jaw. Herein, we reported successful treatment case of young KCOT patient with NBCCS...
2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
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