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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748803/serial-mri-scan-of-posterior-fossa-tumours-predict-patients-at-risk-of-developing-neurocognitive-impairment
#1
Ramadhan Othman, Kurdistan Gh Abdullah
Background: Brain tumours are the most common solid tumours in children. More than 50% of these tumours develop in the posterior cranial fossa. Long term survivors of posterior fossa tumours (PFT) suffer from neurocognitive and memory issues. We hypothesized that serial MRI scanning of brain would show differences in hippocampal and ACC volume change in PFT patients treated with and without chemo-radiotherapy. Material and Methods: Twelve patients (8 females and 4 males) underwent 76 serial MR imaging examinations before and during treatment for posterior fossa tumours...
July 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747518/targeted-molecular-radiotherapy-of-pediatric-solid-tumors-using-a-radioiodinated-alkyl-phospholipid-ether-analog
#2
Dana C Baiu, Ian R Marsh, Alexander E Boruch, Ankita Shahi, Saswati Bhattacharya, Justin J Jeffery, Qianqian Zhao, Lance Hall, Jamey P Weichert, Bryan Bednarz, Mario Otto
External beam radiotherapy plays a critical role in the treatment of most pediatric solid tumors. Particularly in children, achieving an optimal therapeutic index to avoid damage to normal tissue is extremely important. Consequently, in metastatic disease, the utility of external beam radiotherapy is very limited. Molecular radiotherapy with tumor-targeted radionuclides may overcome some of these challenges, but to date no single cancer selective agent exists, capable of treating various pediatric malignancies independent of their histopathological origin...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747497/the-genetic-stability-of-piv5-vectored-rsv-vaccine-candidates-after-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-passage
#3
Shannon I Phan, Carolyn M Adam, Zhenhai Chen, Michael Citron, Xiaoping Liang, Amy S Espeseth, Dai Wang, Biao He
Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the leading etiologic agent of lower respiratory tract infections in children, but no licensed vaccine exists. Previously, our laboratory developed two parainfluenza virus 5 (PIV5)-based RSV vaccine candidates that protect mice against RSV challenge. PIV5 was engineered to express either the RSV fusion protein (F) or the RSV major attachment glycoprotein (G) between the HN and L genes of the PIV5 genome [PIV5-RSV-F (HN-L) or PIV5-RSV-G (HN-L)]. To investigate the stability of the vaccine candidates in vitro, they were passaged in Vero cells at high and low multiplicities of infection (MOI) for eleven generations and the genome sequences, growth kinetics, and protein expression of the resulting viruses were compared with those of the parent viruses...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746941/occurrence-of-cranial-neoplasms-in-pediatric-patients-with-noonan-syndrome-receiving-growth-hormone-is-screening-with-brain-mri-prior-to-initiation-of-growth-hormone-indicated
#4
Kanthi Bangalore Krishna, Pedro Pagan, Oscar Escobar, Jadranka Popovic
Noonan syndrome (NS) is associated with short stature. Growth hormone treatment has been FDA approved for use in these patients. Children with NS are at a higher risk of developing benign and malignant proliferative disorders, primary brain tumors being one of them. Since growth hormone therapy can worsen the tumor burden, screening with a brain MRI prior to growth hormone initiation in NS patients is strongly recommended. Here we present two NS patients who developed different primary brain tumors while being on growth hormone therapy...
July 26, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746779/hepatic-farnesoid-x-receptor-protein-level-and-circulating-fibroblast-growth-factor-19-concentration-in-children-with-nafld
#5
Valerio Nobili, Anna Alisi, Antonella Mosca, Claudia Della Corte, Silvio Veraldi, Rita De Vito, Cristiano De Stefanis, Valentina D'Oria, Joerg Jahnel, Evelyn Zohrer, Eleonora Scorletti, Christopher D Byrne
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Treatment with the farnesoid X receptor (FXR) agonist obeticholic acid is ineffective in some patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) but the explanation is uncertain. We investigated hepatic FXR expression, and measurements of fibroblast growth factor 19 (FGF19) and bile acids (BAs) in children with NAFLD to investigate relationships with NASH. METHODS: 33 children with NAFLD who underwent diagnostic liver biopsy were studied. Hepatic FXR protein levels and circulating FGF19 concentrations were compared with those analyzed in five control subjects with proven normal liver histology...
July 26, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746403/change-in-children-s-school-behavior-after-mass-administration-of-praziquantel-for-schistosoma-mansoni-infection-in-endemic-areas-of-western-kenya-a-pilot-study-using-the-behavioral-assessment-system-for-children-basc-2
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Rosemary Musuva, Ye Shen, Xianjue Wei, Sue Binder, Julianne A Ivy, W Evan Secor, Susan P Montgomery, Charles H King, Pauline N M Mwinzi
BACKGROUND: Schistosomiasis is a parasite-related chronic inflammatory condition that can cause anemia, decreased growth, liver abnormalities, and deficits in cognitive functioning among children. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: This study used the Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC-2) to collect data on thirty-six 9-12 year old school-attending children's behavioral profiles in an Schistosoma mansoni-endemic area of western Kenya, before and after treatment with praziquantel for S...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746287/direct-anthropometry-of-repaired-bilateral-complete-cleft-lip-a-long-term-assessment
#7
David C Kim, John B Mulliken
BACKGROUND: Repair of bilateral complete cleft lip requires more than following a design in a textbook. The operative strategy should incorporate knowledge of anticipated nasolabial changes with growth. METHODS: Direct nasolabial anthropometry was recorded in 174 children with bilateral complete cleft lip before and immediately after primary repair. Serial measurements were taken in 66 Caucasian patients between the ages of 6 months and 15 years and compared to Farkas' normal values...
August 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746059/nutrition-micronutrients-in-child-growth-and-development-a-systematic-review-on-current-evidence-recommendations-and-opportunities-for-further-research
#8
Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, Clifford W Lo
OBJECTIVE: An important aspect of malnutrition is deficiency of different micronutrients during pregnancy or early childhood. We systematically reviewed the role of nutrition in child growth (weight or height gain) and development. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was done on PubMed/Cochrane Library browsing through 38,795 abstracts until December 31, 2016 to select systematic reviews/meta-analyses and individual randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of micronutrient supplementation...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743758/ashp-national-survey-of-pharmacy-practice-in-hospital-settings-prescribing-and-transcribing-2016
#9
Craig A Pedersen, Philip J Schneider, Douglas J Scheckelhoff
PURPOSE: The results of the 2016 ASHP national survey of pharmacy practice in hospital settings are presented. METHODS: A stratified random sample of pharmacy directors at 1,315 general and children's medical-surgical hospitals in the United States were surveyed using a mixed-mode method offering a choice of completing a paper survey or an online survey. IMS Health supplied data on hospital characteristics; the survey sample was drawn from IMS's hospital database...
July 25, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743238/determinants-of-stunting-and-severe-stunting-among-burundian-children-aged-6-23-months-evidence-from-a-national-cross-sectional-household-survey-2014
#10
Sandra Nkurunziza, Bruno Meessen, Jean-Pierre Van Geertruyden, Catherine Korachais
BACKGROUND: Burundi is one of the poorest countries and is among the four countries with the highest prevalence of stunting (58%) among children aged less than 5 years. This situation undermines the economic growth of the country as undernutrition is strongly associated with less schooling and reduced economic productivity. Identifying the determinants of stunting and severe stunting may help policy-makers to direct the limited Burundian resources to the most vulnerable segments of the population, and thus make it more cost effective...
July 25, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742426/educating-students-for-a-lifetime-of-physical-activity-enhancing-mindfulness-motivation-and-meaning
#11
Catherine D Ennis
For many years, pedagogical scholars and physical education (PE) teachers have worked to enhance effective teaching and learning environments. Yet for some children, youth, and young adults, many of the benefits associated with a physically active lifestyle remain elusive. Enhancing programming and performance to meet physical activity goals may require moving programs beyond "effective." It will require teachers and program leaders to focus programmatic attention on strategies to actually increase students' out-of-class physical activity behavior...
July 25, 2017: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742218/if-the-coping-fits-use-it-preadolescent-recent-stress-exposure-differentially-predicts-post-tsst-salivary-cortisol-recovery
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Jason J Bendezú, Martha E Wadsworth
This study examined recent stress exposure and effortful coping effects on salivary cortisol (sC) response patterns in preadolescent boys and girls (N = 121, Mage  = 10.60 years). Children were exposed to the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST) and one of two randomly assigned, post-TSST coping conditions: distraction and avoidance. Piecewise growth multilevel modeling did not link children's recent stressful life events or hair cortisol (hC) levels to sC reactivity, though each interacted with coping condition to predict sC recovery patterns...
July 25, 2017: Developmental Psychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742106/epidemiology-of-enteroaggregative-escherichia-coli-infections-and-associated-outcomes-in-the-mal-ed-birth-cohort
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Elizabeth T Rogawski, Richard L Guerrant, Alexandre Havt, Ila F N Lima, Pedro H Q S Medeiros, Jessica C Seidman, Benjamin J J McCormick, Sudhir Babji, Dinesh Hariraju, Ladaporn Bodhidatta, Jasmin Shrestha, Japhat Anania, Athanasia Maro, Amidou Samie, Pablo Peñataro Yori, Shahida Qureshi, Mustafa Mahfuz, Pascal O Bessong, Margaret N Kosek, Tahmeed Ahmed, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Dennis R Lang, Michael Gottlieb, Eric R Houpt, Aldo A M Lima
BACKGROUND: Enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC) have been associated with mildly inflammatory diarrhea in outbreaks and in travelers and have been increasingly recognized as enteric pathogens in young children with and without overt diarrhea. We examined the risk factors for EAEC infections and their associations with environmental enteropathy biomarkers and growth outcomes over the first two years of life in eight low-resource settings of the MAL-ED study. METHODS: EAEC infections were detected by PCR gene probes for aatA and aaiC virulence traits in 27,094 non-diarrheal surveillance stools and 7,692 diarrheal stools from 2,092 children in the MAL-ED birth cohort...
July 24, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740936/comparison-of-height-and-weight-after-12-vs-18-gy-cranial-radiation-therapy-in-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-all-patients
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Albert C Chen, M Fatih Okcu, ZoAnn E Dreyer, Kala Y Kamdar, Rona Y Sonabend, Hilary S Suzawa, Eunji Jo, Arnold C Paulino
PURPOSE: To compare the effect of 12 versus 18 Gy cranial radiation therapy (RT) on height and weight indices among pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Records of children with ALL who were 2 to 14 years old at the time of RT and were treated at a single institution between 2000 and 2011 were reviewed. Patients' height, weight, and body mass index were converted into z-scores using the Centers for Disease Control growth charts to normalize the values to number of standard deviations from the mean...
April 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740935/effects-of-vertebral-body-sparing-proton-craniospinal-irradiation-on-the-spine-of-young-pediatric-patients-with-medulloblastoma
#15
Iain MacEwan, Brian Chou, Jeremy Moretz, Lilia Loredo, David Bush, Jerry D Slater
PURPOSE: To investigate the long-term effects of vertebral-body-sparing proton craniospinal irradiation (CSI) on the spine of young patients with medulloblastoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Six children between the ages of 3 and 5 years with medulloblastoma were treated with vertebral-body-sparing proton CSI after maximal safe resection. Radiation therapy was delivered in the supine position with posterior beams targeting the craniospinal axis, and the proton beam was stopped anterior to the thecal sac...
April 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739556/a-comparative-analysis-of-plasma-amino-terminal-propeptide-of-c-type-natriuretic-peptide-nt-procnp-concentration-in-children-with-normal-weight-versus-obesity-during-growth
#16
Lale Satıroğlu-Tufan, Seda Topçu, Bayram Özhan, Afra Alkan, Mesut Akyol, Filiz Şimşek Orhon, Sevgi Başkan, Betül Ulukol, Merih Berberoğlu, Zeynep Şıklar, Çevik Tufan
OBJECTIVE: The relationship between plasma C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) concentration and height velocity in children has long been studied, and CNP has been implicated as an emerging new growth marker during childhood. Recent studies reported that besides its well-studied role in growth, plasma CNP levels are reduced in adolescents with overweight and/or obesity suggesting CNP as a potential biomarker in childhood obesity. The primary goal of this study was to test this hypothesis in a Turkish population...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739355/3-d-computed-tomography-measurement-of-mandibular-growth-after-costochondral-grafting-in-growing-children-with-temporomandibular-joint-ankylosis-and-jaw-deformity
#17
Jieyun Zhao, Dongmei He, Chi Yang, Chuan Lu, Yihui Hu, Dong Huang, Edward Ellis
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term results after costochondral grafting (CCG) in growing children with temporomandibular joint ankylosis and jaw deformity by 3-dimensional computed tomography (CT) measurement. STUDY DESIGN: Patients with unilateral TMJ ankylosis and jaw deformity treated by CCG from 2010 to 2014 were evaluated. Their CT data within 1 week after operation and after at least 2 years of follow-up were analyzed using ProPlan CMF 1...
June 13, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737572/european-society-for-paediatric-gastroenterology-hepatology-and-nutrition-guidelines-for-the-evaluation-and-treatment-of-gastrointestinal-and-nutritional-complications-in-children-with-neurological-impairment
#18
Claudio Romano, Myriam van Wynckel, Jessie Hulst, Ilse Broekaert, Jiri Bronsky, Luigi Dall'Oglio, Nataša F Mis, Iva Hojsak, Rok Orel, Alexandra Papadopoulou, Michela Schaeppi, Nikhil Thapar, Michael Wilschanski, Peter Sullivan, Frédéric Gottrand
OBJECTIVES: Feeding difficulties are frequent in children with neurological impairments and can be associated with undernutrition, growth failure, micronutrients deficiencies, osteopenia, and nutritional comorbidities. Gastrointestinal problems including gastroesophageal reflux disease, constipation, and dysphagia are also frequent in this population and affect quality of life and nutritional status. There is currently a lack of a systematic approach to the care of these patients. With this report, European Society of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition aims to develop uniform guidelines for the management of the gastroenterological and nutritional problems in children with neurological impairment...
August 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737484/the-effect-of-fiber-and-prebiotics-on-children-s-gastrointestinal-disorders-and-microbiome
#19
Carrie A M Wegh, Margriet H C Schoterman, Elaine E Vaughan, Clara Belzer, Marc A Benninga
The bacteria received upon birth are the start of colonization of the approximately 10(14) bacteria that are present in the mature human gastrointestinal tract, better known as the microbiota. The gut microbiota is implicated in gastrointestinal health, nutrient metabolism and benefits such as prevention of infection. Dietary fiber, including prebiotics, escape digestion in the small intestine and reach the colon intact, where they are partially or completely fermented by the gut microbiota. Areas covered: The possible interactions between dietary fiber, prebiotics and microbiota are discussed as well as how this relates to functional gastrointestinal disorders...
July 24, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737193/-vertebral-fractures-in-children-with-type-i-osteogenesis-imperfecta
#20
Andrea M Sepúlveda, Claudia V Terrazas, Josefina Sáez, María L Reyes
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is an hereditary disease affecting conective tissue, mainly associated to growth retardation and pathological fractures. OI type I (OI type I), is the mildest, most often, and homogeneous in its fenotype. Vertebral fractures are the most significant complications, associated to skeletical and cardiopulmonary morbidity. OBJECTIVES: To characterize clinically a cohort of children with OI type I. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A cohort of OI type I children younger than 20 year old was evaluated...
June 2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
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