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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816795/voriconazole-antifungal-prophylaxis-in-children-with-malignancies-a-nationwide-study
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Zoi Dorothea Pana, Maria Kourti, Katerina Vikelouda, Antonia Vlahou, Nikolaos Katzilakis, Maria Papageorgiou, Dimitrios Doganis, Loizos Petrikkos, Anna Paisiou, Dimitrios Koliouskas, Antonios Kattamis, Eftichia Stiakaki, Maria Chatzistilianou, Helen Vasilatou-Kosmidis, Sophia Polychronopoulou, Stelios Grafakos, Emmanuel Roilides
BACKGROUND: Antifungal prophylaxis (AFP) is recommended in at-risk hematology-oncology patients. We evaluated the safety of AFP with voriconazole (VRC) in pediatric hematology/oncology patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study of VRC AFP in children with malignancies hospitalized in all 7 Greek pediatric hematology/oncology centers during 2008 to 2012 was conducted. Patients' demographics, outcome, and adverse event (AE) data were recorded. RESULTS: Four hundred twenty-nine VRC AFP courses in 249 patients (median age 6 y, 55% boys) were studied...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808765/presentation-and-symptom-interval-in-children-with-central-nervous-system-tumors-a-single-center-experience
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Chiara Stocco, Chiara Pilotto, Eva Passone, Agostino Nocerino, Raffaello Tosolini, Anna Pusiol, Paola Cogo
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to describe the symptoms and signs of central nervous system (CNS) tumors in a pediatric population and to assess the time interval between the onset of the disease and the time of the diagnosis. METHODS: A retrospective observational study was conducted at our Oncology Pediatric Unit between January 2000 and November 2011. We included 75 children between 5 months and 16 years (mean age of 7.8 ± 4.7 years), with male to female ratio of 3:2...
August 14, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807636/visual-outcomes-and-complications-of-type-i-boston-keratoprosthesis-in-children-a-retrospective-multicenter-study-and-literature-review
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Simon S M Fung, Samir Jabbour, Mona Harissi-Dagher, Reginald R G Tan, Patrick Hamel, Kashif Baig, Asim Ali
PURPOSE: To report outcomes and complications of Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis (KPro) implantation in children. DESIGN: Retrospective, multicenter case series. PARTICIPANTS: All children 16 years of age or younger who underwent KPro surgery at 3 ophthalmology centers in Canada between January 2010 and November 2014. METHODS: Records of patients having undergone KPro implantation were reviewed. Data on preoperative characteristics, surgical procedure(s) performed, and postoperative outcomes were collected and analyzed...
August 11, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806343/pediatric-neuro-ophthalmology-coming-of-age
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Grant T Liu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806189/the-use-of-optical-coherence-tomography-in-neuro-ophthalmology
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Noel C Y Chan, Carmen K M Chan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In the last decade, with the advances of optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology, different imaging protocols and analysis algorithms have been introduced to maximize the potential of this diagnostic tool in the evaluation of different eye diseases. This review aims to provide an update on these additional features, with respect to the management of a diverse range of neuro-ophthalmologic conditions. RECENT FINDINGS: Macular ganglion cell complex (mGCC) analysis has been shown to be superior to peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (pRNFL) analysis in certain settings, such as differentiating Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy from functional visual loss; monitoring neurodegenerative diseases or multiple sclerosis; and predicting visual loss in nonarteritic ischemic optic neuropathy...
August 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795915/where-teachers-are-few-documenting-available-faculty-in-five-tanzanian-medical-schools
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Charles A Mkony, Ephata E Kaaya, Alex J Goodell, Sarah B Macfarlane
Background Faced with one of the lowest physician-to-population ratios in the world, the Government of Tanzania is urging its medical schools to train more physicians. The annual number of medical students admitted across the country rose from 55 in the 1990s to 1,680 approved places for the 2015/16 academic year. These escalating numbers strain existing faculty. Objective To describe the availability of faculty in medical schools in Tanzania. Design We identified faculty lists published on the Internet by five Tanzanian medical schools for the 2011/12 academic year and analyzed the appointment status, rank, discipline, and qualifications of faculty members...
December 2016: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737601/new-ways-to-detect-pediatric-sickle-cell-retinopathy-a-comprehensive-review
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Daniel A Pahl, Nancy S Green, Monica Bhatia, Royce W S Chen
Sickle retinopathy reflects disease-related vascular injury of the eye, which can potentially result in visual loss from vitreous hemorrhage or retinal detachment. Here we review sickle retinopathy among children with sickle cell disease, describe the epidemiology, pediatric risk factors, pathophysiology, ocular findings, and treatment. Newer, more sensitive ophthalmological imaging modalities are available for retinal imaging, including ultra-widefield fluorescein angiography, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography, and optical coherence tomography angiography...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730121/age-norms-for-grating-acuity-and-contrast-sensitivity-measured-by-lea-tests-in-the-first-three-years-of-life
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Amal A Elgohary, Manal H Abuelela, Adel Alei Eldin
AIM: To determine age norms in the first three years of life for grating visual acuity and contrast sensitivity obtained with Lea grating test and Hiding Heidi low contrast face test. METHODS: Lea grating test was used to estimate binocular grating acuity and Hiding Heidi low contrast face test was used to estimate contrast sensitivity in 600 healthy infants and children. Age ranged from 3 to 36mo subdivided into 12 groups subjected for full ophthalmologic and pediatric examinations...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709965/sensorimotor-outcomes-in-children-with-prenatal-exposure-to-methadone
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Sylvia H Yoo, Lauren M Jansson, Hee-Jung Park
PURPOSE: To report the presentation and characteristics of strabismus in children with prenatal methadone exposure. METHODS: The medical records children with prenatal methadone exposure were retrospectively reviewed. Those who were evaluated by pediatric ophthalmology were included. Information on the timing and types of prenatal exposure by trimester of pregnancy was then collected from the patients' mothers' charts. The children's perinatal histories and ophthalmologic findings were collected from their pediatric clinic charts and ophthalmology clinic charts, respectively...
July 11, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695435/evaluation-of-development-of-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-children-with-uveitis
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Seçil Conkar, Suzan Güven Yılmaz, İlker Özgür Koska, Afig Berdeli, Sevgi Mir
Uveitis is a chronic inflammatory disease. Chronic inflammation has been shown to have a role in pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is the most important risk factor of cardiovascular diseases and is shown to start as early as childhood. In this study, we investigated the presence of subclinical atherosclerosis in children with uveitis. Seventy five patients who were diagnosed as having uveitis in ophthalmology and pediatric rheumatology clinics were included in the study. Patients with hypertension, obesity, dyslipidemia, diabetes, and with history of early cardiovascular disease were excluded...
July 10, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691157/effect-of-vigabatrin-on-seizure-control-and-safety-profile-in-different-subgroups-of-children-with-epilepsy
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Michele C Jackson, Saba Jafarpour, Jacquelyn Klehm, Sigride Thome-Souza, Francesca Coughlin, Kush Kapur, Tobias Loddenkemper
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of vigabatrin in pediatric epilepsy. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients with epilepsy treated with vigabatrin over a 2-year period at a pediatric tertiary center. We assessed the relationship between seizure frequency, etiology, vigabatrin dose, adverse events, medication discontinuation reasons, and electroencephalography (EEG) characteristics. RESULTS: One hundred three patients followed at Boston Children's Hospital were treated with vigabatrin and had complete medical records...
July 10, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688809/use-of-the-spot-vision-screener-for-patients-with-developmental-disability
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Amanda L Marzolf, M Millicent Peterseim, Blake D Forcina, Carrie Papa, M Edward Wilson, Edward W Cheeseman, Rupal H Trivedi
PURPOSE: To determine whether the Spot Vision Screener effectively detects amblyopia risk factors (ARFs) in patients with developmental disability using the 2013 guidelines of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS). METHODS: Children with developmental disability presenting for complete pediatric ophthalmologic examination were prospectively enrolled between June 2012 and March 2016. The following data were analyzed: presence of ARFs according to the AAPOS guidelines, refraction, eye alignment, and other ocular pathology...
July 5, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688664/a-novel-flight-surgeon-training-model-at-a-joint-military-and-civilian-surgical-residency-program
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Erik S DeSoucy, Scott A Zakaluzny, Joseph M Galante
BACKGROUND: Graduating military preliminary interns are often required to fill flight surgeon billets. General surgery preliminary interns get experience evaluating surgical and trauma patients, but receive very little training in primary care and flight medicine. At a joint military and civilian training program, we developed a supplemental curriculum to help transition our interns into flight medicine. METHODS: From 2013 to 2016, we developed a lecture series focused on aerospace medicine, primary care, and specialty topics including dermatology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pediatrics, psychiatry, and women's health...
July 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688642/why-do-patients-receive-care-from-a-short-term-medical-mission-survey-study-from-rural-guatemala
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Micaela M Esquivel, Joy C Chen, Russell K Woo, Nora Siegler, Francisco A Maldonado-Sifuentes, Jehidy S Carlos-Ochoa, Andy R Cardona-Diaz, Tarsicio Uribe-Leitz, Dennis Siegler, Thomas G Weiser, George P Yang
BACKGROUND: Hospital de la Familia was established to serve the indigent population in the western highlands of Guatemala and has a full-time staff of Guatemalan primary care providers supplemented by short-term missions of surgical specialists. The reasons for patients seeking surgical care in this setting, as opposed to more consistent care from local institutions, are unclear. We sought to better understand motivations of patients seeking mission-based surgical care. METHODS: Patients presenting to the obstetric and gynecologic, plastic, ophthalmologic, general, and pediatric surgical clinics at the Hospital de la Familia from July 27 to August 6, 2015 were surveyed...
July 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685105/pediatric-perimeter-a-novel-device-to-measure-visual-fields-in-infants-and-patients-with-special-needs
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PremNandhini Satgunam, Sourav Datta, Koteswararao Chillakala, Karthik R Bobbili, Dhruv Joshi
PURPOSE: There are no commercially available devices to measure visual fields in infants. We developed a device, "Pediatric Perimeter," that quantifies visual field extent (VFE) for infants. We describe the construction, validation, and use of this device. METHODS: A hemispherical dome with light emitting diodes (LEDs) was constructed. The LEDs were controlled using a computer program to measure reaction time (RT) to gross visual fields (GVF) and the VFE. Participants were tested in supine position in a dark room...
July 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607671/epidemiology-of-ocular-trauma-in-children-requiring-hospital-admission-a-16-year-retrospective-cohort-study
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Kajo Bućan, Anita Matas, Josipa Marin Lovrić, Darko Batistić, Ivna Pleština Borjan, Livia Puljak, Ivona Bućan
BACKGROUND: To study the epidemiology of ocular trauma requiring hospital admission in children under 18 years in age. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included pediatric patients with ocular injuries at the Ophthalmology Department of the Clinical Hospital Centre, Split, Croatia, from 2000 to 2015, classified according to the Birmingham Eye Trauma Terminology. RESULTS: There were 353 children hospitalized, 82% of boys (mean age 11 years) and 18% of girls (mean age 10 years)...
June 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595685/implementing-psychopharmacology-rounds-in-a-nursing-facility-to-improve-antipsychotic-usage
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Evan Sasson, Marian James, Berhane Wubshet, Darko Todorov, Henry Cohen
OBJECTIVES: Evaluate whether implementing of pharmacy-led psychopharmacology rounds in a nursing facility will improve the rate of antipsychotic use. DESIGN: Single-center, prospective; medication use evaluation (MUE). SETTING: Rutland Nursing Home, Brooklyn, New York. PARTICIPANTS: Nursing facility residents, excluding the pediatric unit. INTERVENTIONS: Weekly interdisciplinary psychopharmacology rounds that include: clinical pharmacists, nurse managers, medical director, social workers, and administration...
June 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587881/mr-imaging-findings-in-children-with-spasmus-nutans
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Meredith Bowen, Jason Peragallo, Stephen F Kralik, Andrea Poretti, Thierry A G M Huisman, Bruno P Soares
BACKGROUND: Spasmus Nutans (SN) is a rare pediatric ophthalmologic syndrome of nystagmus, head bobbing and abnormal head positioning. Historically, SN has been associated with underlying optic pathway gliomas (OPG); however, evidence of this is association is based primarily on a small number of isolated case reports. Prior retrospective analyses have found the rate of OPG to be less than 2%, but only intermittently utilized neuroimaging with CT, which has limited sensitivity for detection of small lesions in the optic pathway...
June 3, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558814/approach-to-growth-hormone-therapy-in-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease-varies-across-north-america-the-midwest-pediatric-nephrology-consortium-report
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Oleh M Akchurin, Amy J Kogon, Juhi Kumar, Christine B Sethna, Hoda T Hammad, Paul J Christos, John D Mahan, Larry A Greenbaum, Robert Woroniecki
BACKGROUND: Growth impairment remains common in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Available literature indicates low level of recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) utilization in short children with CKD. Despite efforts at consensus guidelines, lack of high-level evidence continues to complicate rhGH therapy decision-making and the level of practice variability in rhGH treatment by pediatric nephrologists is unknown. METHODS: Cross-sectional online survey electronically distributed to pediatric nephrologists through the Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium and American Society of Pediatric Nephrology...
May 30, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535875/utility-of-a-multidisciplinary-approach-to-pediatric-hearing-loss
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Karen Ann Hawley, Donald M Goldberg, Samantha Anne
INTRODUCTION: Because management of hearing loss (HL) often requires multiple specialists, a multidisciplinary clinic, Pediatric Hearing Management Clinic, (PHMC) was established to coordinate care for children with newly diagnosed HL. METHODS: Retrospective review of patients seen in PHMC from February 2009 to April 2010. RESULTS: Clinic information was available for 40/41 of the patients and was included in the study. 37/41 had confirmed HL...
May 12, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
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