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Paediatric pancreatitis

Viktor Wintzell, Henrik Svanström, Ola Olén, Mads Melbye, Jonas F Ludvigsson, Björn Pasternak
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown an association between use of azathioprine and increased risk of acute pancreatitis in adult inflammatory bowel disease. However, whether an association exists among paediatric patients is not known. We aimed to investigate whether use of azathioprine is associated with the risk of acute pancreatitis in children with inflammatory bowel disease. METHODS: We did a nationwide register-based cohort study in Sweden (2006-16) and Denmark (2000-16)...
January 23, 2019: Lancet Child & Adolescent Health
Marina Aloi, Salvatore Cucchiara
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 23, 2019: Lancet Child & Adolescent Health
Andrea Lo Vecchio, Andrzej Krzysztofiak, Carlotta Montagnani, Piero Valentini, Nadia Rossi, Silvia Garazzino, Irene Raffaldi, Maria Di Gangi, Susanna Esposito, Barbara Vecchi, Maria Luisa Melzi, Marcello Lanari, Giorgio Zavarise, Samantha Bosis, Mariella Valenzise, Salvatore Cazzato, Michele Sacco, Maria Rita Govoni, Elena Mozzo, Maria Donata Cambriglia, Eugenia Bruzzese, Chiara Di Camillo, Davide Pata, Alessandro Graziosi, Debora Sala, Fabio Magurano, Alberto Villani, Alfredo Guarino, Luisa Galli
OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN: Risk factors for severe measles are poorly investigated in high-income countries. The Italian Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases conducted a retrospective study in children hospitalised for measles from January 2016 to August 2017 to investigate the risk factors for severe outcome defined by the presence of long-lasting sequelae, need of intensive care or death. RESULTS: Nineteen hospitals enrolled 249 children (median age 14.5 months): 207 (83%) children developed a complication and 3 (1%) died...
January 12, 2019: Archives of Disease in Childhood
Huey Miin Lee, Maesha Deheragoda, Phil Harrison, John Devlin, Maria Sellars, Nedim Hadzic, Anil Dhawan, Tassos Grammatikopoulos
OBJECTIVES: Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a rare form of chronic pancreatitis and data is limited in the paediatric population. We aim to describe in detail a cohort of paediatric patients with AIP including their presentation, investigations that led to their diagnosis, management and long-term follow up. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the data of 6 patients diagnosed with AIP over an 10-year period. Data including demographics, clinical information, laboratory parameters, serological markers, radiological and histological findings as well as longitudinal follow up were collected...
November 14, 2018: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
Nyanza K L M Timmers, Rebecca K Stellato, Cornelis K van der Ent, Roderick H J Houwen, Janna W Woestenenk
Pancreatic-insufficient children with cystic fibrosis (CF) receive age-group-specific vitamin D supplementation according to international CF nutritional guidelines. The potential advantageous immunomodulatory effect of serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25(OH)D) on pulmonary function (PF) is yet to be established and is complicated by CF-related vitamin D malabsorption. We aimed to assess whether current recommendations are optimal for preventing deficiencies and whether higher serum 25(OH)D levels have long-term beneficial effects on PF...
November 16, 2018: British Journal of Nutrition
Amy Y Xiao, Marianne L Tan, Maria N Plana, Dhiraj Yadav, Javier Zamora, Maxim S Petrov
BACKGROUND: Hospital discharge codes are increasingly used in gastroenterology research, but their accuracy in the setting of acute pancreatitis (AP) and chronic pancreatitis (CP), one of the most frequent digestive diseases, has never been assessed systematically. The aim was to conduct a systematic literature review and determine accuracy of diagnostic codes for AP and CP, as well as the effect of covariates. METHODS: Three databases (Pubmed, EMBASE and Scopus) were searched by two independent reviewers for relevant studies that used International Classification of Disease (ICD) codes...
October 4, 2018: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
Gabriel Cao, Julián Mendez, Daniel Navacchia
Pancreatoblastoma is a rare paediatric malignant neoplasm. The treatment of choice is complete surgical resection. However, it is often unresectable due to its large size, local infiltration or distant metastasis. Since the condition is rare, there is currently no standard treatment regimen. We outline the case of a 4-year-old child who presented with abdominal pain and distention, together with an enlarged liver and elevated serum α-fetoprotein levels. Imaging studies showed the presence of an abnormal pancreatic tumour and multiple nodular lesions in the liver, the biopsies from which led to a diagnosis of pancreatoblastoma...
2018: Ecancermedicalscience
Sabina Więcek, Jerzy Chudek, Halina Woś, Maria Bożentowicz-Wikarek, Bożena Kordys-Darmolinska, Urszula Grzybowska-Chlebowczyk
D-Lactate is produced by the intestinal biota and later absorbed into circulation. Some patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) develop exocrine pancreatic insufficiency that may disturb the gut microbiome and enhance the production of D-lactate. However, this concept has not been studied yet. The aim of the study was to assess D-lactate concentration in relation to the occurrence of clinical features, activity of CF, and diet composition in paediatric patients. Patients and Method . Serum concentrations of D-lactate were measured in 38 CF patients (19 girls and 19 boys) from 6 months to 18 years of age...
2018: Disease Markers
Youyou Luo, Jie Chen, Youhong Fang, Jingan Lou, Jindan Yu
BACKGROUND: Autoimmune metaplastic atrophic gastritis is a chronic progressive inflammatory condition. The clinical spectrum includes pernicious anemia, atrophic gastritis, antibodies to parietal cell antigens and intrinsic factor, achlorhydria, hypergastrinemia and carcinoma. It is rare in paediatric cohorts. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a boy with metaplastic atrophic gastritis in whom immune dysregulation, polyendocrinopathy, enteropathy, X-linked(IPEX) syndrome was confirmed by FOXP3 gene mutation...
June 15, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
Donatella Bardelli, Erica Dander, Cristina Bugarin, Claudia Cappuzzello, Alice Pievani, Grazia Fazio, Paolo Pierani, Paola Corti, Piero Farruggia, Carlo Dufour, Simone Cesaro, Marco Cipolli, Andrea Biondi, Giovanna D'Amico
Shwachman-Diamond syndrome (SDS) is a rare multi-organ recessive disease mainly characterised by pancreatic insufficiency, skeletal defects, short stature and bone marrow failure (BMF). As in many other BMF syndromes, SDS patients are predisposed to develop a number of haematopoietic malignancies, particularly myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukaemia. However, the mechanism of cancer predisposition in SDS patients is only partially understood. In light of the emerging role of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) in the regulation of bone marrow homeostasis, we assessed the ability of MSCs derived from SDS patients (SDS-MSCs) to recreate a functional bone marrow niche, taking advantage of a murine heterotopic MSC transplant model...
July 2018: British Journal of Haematology
Samuel M O'Toole, Anju Sahdev, Satya Bhattacharya, Roger Feakins, Evelien F Gevers, William M Drake
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2018: Endocrine-related Cancer
Palanivelu Chinnusamy, Sumanta Dey, Bhushan Chittawadagi, Srivatsan Gurumurthy, Sandeep Sabnis, Senthilnathan Palanisamy
Solid pseudopapillary tumour (SPT) is one of the uncommon benign cystic neoplasms of pancreas occurring predominantly in young females. Being benign in nature, surgical resection is the treatment of choice with excellent 5-year survival. A 14-year-old girl presented with pain abdomen for 1 week. On evaluation, she was found to have a large SPT involving head and uncinate process of Pancreas She underwent robotic pylorus preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy (R-PPPD) with da Vinci® Si Robotic System (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA, USA)...
October 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Ausilia Enea, Antonio Pizzol, Michele Pinon, Fabio Cisarò, Francesco Tandoi, Carlo Arduino, Pier Luigi Calvo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 17, 2018: Gut
Urszula Grzybowska-Chlebowczyk, Martyna Jasielska, Anna Flak-Wancerz, Sabina Więcek, Katarzyna Gruszczyńska, Wojciech Chlebowczyk, Halina Woś
Introduction: The acute pancreatitis is a rare disease, but it has started to be diagnosed more often in children. Aim: The aim of the study was single-centre, retrospective analysis of the incidence, aetiology, and clinical course of acute pancreatitis in children. Material and methods: We analysed the medical records of patients with acute pancreatitis hospitalised in the Gastroenterology Unit of the Paediatrics Department, Medical University of Silesia from Jan 2004 to Dec 2013...
2018: Przegla̜d Gastroenterologiczny
G Mbatshi, E J Macken, H U De Schepper, H Piessevaux, P H Deprez, T G Moreels
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in Billroth II patients is challenging and different endoscopes can be used. We retrospectively analysed 67 ERCP procedures in 38 Billroth II patients focussing on endoscope type and respective technical success and adverse event rate. 33 (49.2 %) ERCPs were performed using a duodenoscope, 87.9 % were successful and 3 were completed with the single-balloon enteroscope. 28 (41.8 %) ERCPs were performed with the single-balloon enteroscope, 82.1 % were successful and 2 were completed with a paediatric colonoscope...
October 2017: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
Vandana Jain, Santosh Kumar, Naval K Vikram, Mani Kalaivani, Surya Prakash Bhatt, Rajni Sharma, Kumar Kabra Sushil
Background & objectives: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-limiting genetic condition resulting in chronic respiratory infections, pancreatic enzyme insufficiency and associated complications. This pilot study was undertaken to assess the glucose tolerance and insulin secretion and sensitivity among Indian children with CF. Methods: Children with CF under regular follow up at the Paediatric Pulmonology Clinic of a tertiary care hospital in New Delhi, India, were enrolled...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
Margaret G Keane, Mayur Kumar, Natascha Cieplik, Douglas Thorburn, Gavin J Johnson, George J Webster, Michael H Chapman, Keith J Lindley, Stephen P Pereira
BACKGROUND: In adults ERCP and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) are standard methods of evaluating and treating many hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) conditions. HPB disease is being diagnosed with increasing frequency in children but information about role of ERCP and EUS and their outcomes in this population remain limited. Therefore the aims of this study were to describe the paediatric ERCP and EUS experience from a large tertiary referral HPB centre, and to systematically compare outcomes with those of other published series...
February 9, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
Michael Nafisinia, Minal Juliet Menezes, Wendy Anne Gold, Lisa Riley, Joshua Hatch, John Cardinal, David Coman, John Christodoulou
In this study, we report a paediatric patient with a lethal phenotype of respiratory distress, failure to thrive, pancreatic insufficiency, liver dysfunction, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, bone marrow suppression, humoral and cellular immune deficiency. To identify the genetic basis of this unusual clinical phenotype and potentially make available the option of future prenatal testing, whole exome sequencing (WES) was used followed by functional studies in a bid to confirm pathogenicity. The WES we identified a homozygous novel variant, AK298328; c...
March 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
Ravi Kumar Garg, Jai Kumar Mahajan
Purpose: Blunt trauma of pancreas in children is uncommon and its management varies from observational to early operative intervention. We analysed the feasibility and outcome of non-operative management in all grades of paediatric pancreatic injuries. Methods: A total of 15 patients of pancreatic trauma seen in a Paediatric Surgery Unit were retrospectively analyzed. Results: Age of the patients ranged from 3-11 years (mean, 7.7 years). The mode of injury was local trauma in 9 children...
December 2017: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Gonçalo Nunes, Hélder Coelho, Marta Patita, Rita Barosa, Pedro Pinto Marques, Lídia Roque Ramos, Maria José Brito, Aurora Tomaz, Jorge Fonseca
The authors describe a 31-year-old man admitted due to progressive weight loss, diarrhea and massive hepatomegaly. Laboratory data showed anemia (haemoglobin 11.7 g/dl), abnormal liver tests (total bilirubin 1.4 g/dl, aspartate aminotransferase 70 U/l, alanine aminotransferase 37 U/l and alkaline phosphatase 520 U/l). Abdominal ultrasound (US) displayed a large heterogeneous liver with a segment IV 25 mm nodule. Magnetic resonance revealed a 4 cm pancreatic tail mass and several liver nodules consistent with metastasis...
April 2018: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
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