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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328787/prone-positioning-improves-ventilation-homogeneity-in-children-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Alison Lupton-Smith, Andrew Argent, Peter Rimensberger, Inez Frerichs, Brenda Morrow
OBJECTIVES: To determine the effect of prone positioning on ventilation distribution in children with acute respiratory distress syndrome. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Paediatric Intensive Care at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa. PATIENTS: Mechanically ventilated children with acute respiratory distress syndrome. INTERVENTIONS: Electrical impedance tomography measures were taken in the supine position, after which the child was turned into the prone position, and subsequent electrical impedance tomography measurements were taken...
March 21, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303826/prevalence-of-pneumococcal-serotypes-in-adults-%C3%A2-50-years-of-age
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Chand Wattal, Neeraj Goel, S P Byotra
CONTEXT: Currently, majority of studies on antibiotic resistance and serotype prevalence in Streptococcus pneumoniae are in paediatric population and there is limited epidemiologic data pertaining to elderly Indian population. AIMS: This study was undertaken to assess antibiotic resistance pattern and the coverage of the polysaccharide vaccine 23 (PPV23) in the elderly population. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This was a prospective 2-year pneumococcal surveillance study in patients with community-acquired pneumococcal infections of ≥50 years' age group on fifty isolates of S...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299660/etv6-runx1-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-in-identical-twins
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Anthony M Ford, Mel Greaves
Acute leukaemia is the major subtype of paediatric cancer with a cumulative risk of 1 in 2000 for children up to the age of 15 years. Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is a biologically and clinically diverse disease with distinctive subtypes; multiple chromosomal translocations exist within the subtypes and each carries its own prognostic relevance. The most common chromosome translocation observed is the t(12;21) that results in an in-frame fusion between the first five exons of ETV6 (TEL) and almost the entire coding region of RUNX1 (AML1)...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296925/worldwide-trends-in-volume-and-quality-of-published-protocols-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Belle V van Rosmalen, Ingo Alldinger, Kasia P Cieslak, Roos Wennink, Mike Clarke, Usama Ahmed Ali, Marc G H Besselink
INTRODUCTION: Publishing protocols of randomized controlled trials (RCT) facilitates a more detailed description of study rational, design, and related ethical and safety issues, which should promote transparency. Little is known about how the practice of publishing protocols developed over time. Therefore, this study describes the worldwide trends in volume and methodological quality of published RCT protocols. METHODS: A systematic search was performed in PubMed and EMBASE, identifying RCT protocols published over a decade from 1 September 2001...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282240/pseudoxanthoma-elasticum-like-papillary-dermal-elastolysis
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Venus Valbuena, Dalal Assaad, Jensen Yeung
BACKGROUND: Pseudoxanthoma elasticum-like papillary dermal elastolysis (PXE-PDE), a rare acquired elastolytic disorder, occurs in postmenopausal, elderly women and is characterized by soft, white-yellow papules that localize on the neck and supraclavicular regions and often coalesce into cobblestone plaques. It has no systemic involvement and is histologically distinct from the clinically similar inherited pseudoxanthoma elasticum. CASE SUMMARY: A 64-year-old Caucasian woman presented with a 2-year history of multiple, asymptomatic soft yellow 1- to 2-mm papules on her neck, which were increasing in number...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277304/low-adherence-to-dietary-recommendations-in-adult-childhood-cancer-survivors
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Fabiën Belle, Laura Wengenroth, Annette Weiss, Grit Sommer, Maja Beck Popovic, Marc Ansari, Murielle Bochud, Claudia Kuehni
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Poor diet may increase the risk that childhood cancer survivors (CCS) will suffer from chronic disease. We compared adherence to national dietary recommendations between CCS, their siblings and the Swiss population, identified determinants of adherence, and assessed the association of adherence with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk profiles. METHODS: As part of the Swiss Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (SCCSS), a questionnaire was sent to all Swiss resident CCS aged <21 years at diagnosis, who survived ≥5 years and were 16-45 years old at the time of the survey...
October 20, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272661/primary-paediatric-renal-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumor-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Binny Khandakar, Moumita Maiti, Soumit Dey, Prasenjit Sen Ray, Palas Bhattac Haryya, Ranu Sarkar
Ewing sarcoma/primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) is a high-grade malignant neoplasm commonly affecting bones of the thoracic region. Primary Ewing sarcoma/PNET of the kidney is exceptional; it commonly affects young adults and is rarely reported in children. Here we describe a case of renal PNET in a 10-year-old girl who presented at our institute with haematuria and abdominal lump. Computer tomography scan revealed a huge mass in the right kidney. Computer tomography-guided aspiration from the mass showed cytomorphological features of a small blue round cell tumor...
February 4, 2017: Türk Patoloji Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267299/predicting-the-effect-of-treatment-in-paediatric-osa-by-clinical-examination-and-functional-respiratory-imaging
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Monique Slaats, Wim Vos, Cedric Van Holsbeke, Jan De Backer, Dieter Loterman, Wilfried De Backer, An Boudewyns, Stijn Verhulst
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether functional respiratory imaging (FRI) or clinical examination could predict treatment outcome for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in normal-weight, non-syndromic children. METHODS: Normal weight children diagnosed with OSA by polysomnography were prospectively included. All children got a thorough evaluation and an ultra-low dose computed tomography scan of the upper airway (UA). A 3-D reconstruction was built combined with computational fluid dynamics for FRI...
March 7, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266129/household-income-and-risk-of-poverty-of-parents-of-long-term-childhood-cancer-survivors
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Luzius Mader, Katharina Roser, Julia Baenziger, Eva Maria Tinner, Katrin Scheinemann, Claudia Elisabeth Kuehni, Gisela Michel
BACKGROUND: Taking care of children diagnosed with cancer affects parents' professional life and may place the family at risk-of-poverty. We aimed to (i) compare the household income and risk-of-poverty of parents of childhood cancer survivors (CCS) to parents of the general population, and (ii) identify sociodemographic and cancer-related factors associated with risk-of-poverty. METHODS: As part of the Swiss Childhood Cancer Survivor Study, we sent a questionnaire to parents of CCS aged 5-15 years, who survived ≥5 years after diagnosis...
March 6, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256501/genetic-and-regulatory-mechanism-of-susceptibility-to-high-hyperdiploid-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-at-10p21-2
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James B Studd, Jayaram Vijayakrishnan, Minjun Yang, Gabriele Migliorini, Kajsa Paulsson, Richard S Houlston
Despite high-hyperdiploid acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (HD-ALL) being the most common subgroup of paediatric ALL, its aetiology remains unknown. Genome-wide association studies have demonstrated association at 10q21.2. Here, we sought to determine how this region influences HD-ALL risk. We impute genotypes across the locus, finding the single nucleotide polymorphism rs7090445 highly associated with HD-ALL (P=1.54 × 10(-38)), and residing in a predicted enhancer element. We show this region physically interacts with the transcription start site of ARID5B, that alleles of rs7090445 have differential enhancer activity and influence RUNX3 binding...
March 3, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246135/cohort-profile-improving-treatment-of-hiv-infected-ethiopian-children-through-better-detection-of-treatment-failure-in-southern-ethiopia
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Birkneh Tilahun Tadesse, Byron Alexander Foster, Degu Jerene, Andrea Ruff
PURPOSE: The Ethiopian Paediatric HIV Cohort (EPHIC) was established to identify clinical and laboratory predictors of virological treatment failure to ultimately develop a clinical-immunological prediction rule with area under the curve of >0.80 for detecting first-line antiretroviral therapy failure (ARTF). It will also assess the performance of the current WHO guidelines for detection of first-line ARTF in children. PARTICIPANTS: Using a prospective cohort design, HIV-infected children and adolescents below the age of 18 years are followed every 6 months with a set of clinical and laboratory parameters at 6 hospitals in southern Ethiopia...
February 28, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240466/liberal-transfusion-strategies-still-the-trend-in-burn-surgery
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N L Allorto, M D T Smith, D L Clarke
OBJECTIVE: Blood is a limited resource in middle-income countries such as South Africa. Transfusion is associated with complications and expense. We aimed to understand our transfusion practices in burn surgery as well as ascertain the opinion of a broader group of surgeons and anaesthetists regarding transfusion triggers in order to understand the rationale and bias that drives current transfusion practice in our setting. METHOD: Firstly, we investigated the current blood practices at our regional burn service through an audit of perioperative notes for all patients receiving packed cell transfusions in a 24-month period...
September 2016: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237128/primary-immunodeficiency-diseases-in-northern-iran
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I Mohammadzadeh, B Moazzami, J Ghaffari, A Aghamohammadi, N Rezaei
INTRODUCTION: Primary immunodeficiency diseases (PID) are a heterogeneous group of inherited disorders, characterised by recurrent severe infections, autoimmunity and lymphoproliferation. Despite impressive progress in identification of novel PID, there is an unfortunate lack of awareness among physicians in identification of patients with PID, especially in non-capital cities of countries worldwide. RESULT: This study was performed in a single-centre paediatric hospital in Northern Iran during a 21-year period (1994-2015)...
February 22, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216079/2016-caps-ethics-session-ein-debate-1-regionalization-of-pediatric-surgical-care-2-ethical-introduction-of-surgical-innovation-3-addressing-stress-in-a-surgical-practice-resiliency-well-being-and-burnout
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Charles E Bagwell, Priscilla Chiu, Annie Fecteau, Kenneth W Gow, Claudia M Mueller, David Price, Andrew F Zigman
The following is the conference proceeding of the Second Ein Debate from the 48th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Paediatric Surgeons held in Vancouver, BC, from September 22 to 24, 2016. The three main topics for debate, as prepared by the members of the CAPS Ethics Committee, are: 1. Regionalization of care: pros and cons, 2. Innovation in clinical care: ethical considerations, and 3. Surgeon well-being: caring for the caregiver. The authors of this paper, as participants in the debate, were assigned their positions at random...
January 29, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213955/the-skin-barrier-function-gene-spink5-is-associated-with-challenge-proven-ige-mediated-food-allergy-in-infants
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Sarah E Ashley, Hern-Tze Tina Tan, Peter Vuillermin, Shyamali C Dharmage, Mimi L K Tang, Jennifer Koplin, Lyle C Gurrin, Adrian Lowe, Caroline Lodge, Anne-Louise Ponsonby, John Molloy, Pamela Martin, Melanie C Matheson, Richard Saffery, Katrina J Allen, Justine A Ellis, David Martino
BACKGROUND: A defective skin barrier is hypothesised to be an important route of sensitisation to dietary antigens, and may lead to food allergy in some children. Missense mutations in the Serine peptidase inhibitor kazal type 5 (SPINK5) skin barrier gene have previously been associated with allergic conditions. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether genetic variants in and around SPINK5 are associated with IgE mediated food allergy. METHOD: We genotyped 71 'tag' single nucleotide polymorphisms (tag-SNPs) within a region spanning ~263 kilobases (kb) including SPINK5 (~61kb) in n=722 (n=367 food allergic, n=199 food sensitised, tolerant and n=156 non-food allergic controls) 12-month infants (discovery sample) phenotyped for food allergy with the gold standard oral food challenge (OFC)...
February 18, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211099/sedation-with-orally-administered-midazolam-in-elderly-dental-patients-with-major-neurocognitive-disorder
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Lena Rignell, Mona Mikati, Madeleine Wertsén, Catharina Hägglin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate acceptance of treatment after oral sedation with midazolam in dental patients with major neurocognitive disorder. BACKGROUND: Midazolam is commonly used as premedication in paediatric dentistry, oral surgery and people suffering from dental fear. Little is known about its use in other patient groups. METHODS: Dental and sedation records of 61 patients (64% women) sedated with midazolam were examined retrospectively...
February 17, 2017: Gerodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208989/central-telangiectatic-osteosarcoma-of-the-mandible-in-a-paediatric-patient-a-rarity
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Divya Tomar, Manu Dhillon, Muhamad Nishad Thayath, Iram Zaidi, Shikha Singh
Osteosarcoma (OS) involving the head and neck region is rare and is a diagnostic challenge due to its aggressive nature and varied presentations. Although OS constitute 40% to 60% of all bone tumours, only 10% of these occur in the head and neck region, most commonly in the maxilla and mandible. OS of the jaw bone has a different pattern and behaviour when compared to OS at other anatomic location. It occurs in a more elderly population, less aggressive and usually spreads locally rather than distant metastases...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190515/early-experience-with-a-split-bolus-single-pass-ct-protocol-in-paediatric-trauma
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V J Leung, M Grima, N Khan, H R Jones
AIM: To determine the adequacy of the split-bolus computed tomography (CT) technique in terms of vascular enhancement and solid-organ injury assessment in paediatric trauma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was undertaken of all split-bolus trauma CT examinations performed in patients <16 years during the period from 1 January 2015 to 31 January 2016. Twelve examinations were performed in this time on patients with an age range of 2-15 years (mean 10...
February 9, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181680/early-term-deliveries-and-the-risk-of-pediatric-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-in-the-offspring
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Asnat Walfisch, Tamar Wainstock, Ofer Beharier, Daniella Landau, Eyal Sheiner
BACKGROUND: Preterm delivery may affect the development of the upper airways resulting in a higher risk of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). We investigated whether children born at early term (37-38 6/7 weeks' gestation) are at an increased risk for childhood OSA as compared with those born later. METHODS: In this population-based cohort analysis all singleton deliveries occurring between 1991-2013 at a single regional tertiary medical centre were included. Gestational age upon delivery was sub-divided into: early preterm (<33 6/7 weeks' gestation), late preterm (34-36 6/7), early term, full term (39-40 6/7), late term (41-41 6/7), and post term (>42 0/7)...
March 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174603/mlpa-analysis-in-a-cohort-of-patients-with-autism
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Sara Peixoto, Joana B Melo, José Ferrão, Luís M Pires, Nuno Lavoura, Marta Pinto, Guiomar Oliveira, Isabel M Carreira
BACKGROUND: Autism is a global neurodevelopmental disorder which generally manifests during the first 2 years and continues throughout life, with a range of symptomatic variations. Epidemiological studies show an important role of genetic factors in autism and several susceptible regions and genes have been identified. The aim of our study was to validate a cost-effective set of commercial Multiplex Ligation dependent Probe Amplification (MLPA) and methylation specific multiplex ligation dependent probe amplification (MS-MLPA) test in autistic children refered by the neurodevelopmental center and autism unit of a Paediatric Hospital...
2017: Molecular Cytogenetics
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