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Repair of type IV laryngotracheoesophageal cleft (LTEC) on ECMO.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Feb 19. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Kobe Children's Hospital, 1-6-7 Minatojima Minami, Chuou-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, 650-0047, Japan.

Purpose: A type IV laryngotracheoesophageal cleft (LTEC) is a very rare congenital malformation. Type IV LTEC that extends to the carina have poor prognosis and are difficult to manage. We present our experience with surgical repair in such a case using extracorporeal membranous oxygenation (ECMO). Read More

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February 2019

Urinary nerve growth factor: a biomarker for overactive bladder in children? A meta-analysis and trail sequential analysis.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Feb 19. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Chengdu Women's and Children's Central Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, No. 1617, Riyue Avenue, Qinyang District, Chengdu, China.

Purpose: Based on previously two meta-analyses, urinary nerve growth factor (NGF) has emerged as one potentially noninvasive biomarker for overactive bladder (OAB) in adults. We performed this systematic review to explore if NGF is a biomarker for OAB in children.

Methods: A literature search was conducted in PubMed, Embase, Web of science and Cochrane Library. Read More

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February 2019

Readmission within 30 days of discharge (ReAd): a quality-of-care indicator in paediatric surgery.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Feb 18. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Department of Paediatric Surgery, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation, Trust, London, UK.

Purpose: Following a previously published 1 year audit of readmissions, this is a reaudit of our readmission rate (ReAd) in paediatric surgery, asking: is ReAd reproducible, can it be an indicator of quality of care in paediatric surgery, and can it be improved?

Method: Prospectively collected Hospital Episode statistics were used to identify readmissions over 1 year. Patients were subdivided into emergency vs elective regarding the first admission and outcomes compared including with our previously published ReAd data.

Results: 2616 children (67% male) were admitted during 2016: 1398 (53%) elective and 1218 (47%) emergency admissions. Read More

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February 2019

Navigation surgery using indocyanine green fluorescent imaging for hepatoblastoma patients.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Feb 16. Epub 2019 Feb 16.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3-1-1 Maidashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, 812-8582, Japan.

Background: Technology for detecting liver tumors and identifying the bile ducts using indocyanine green (ICG) has recently been developed. However, the usefulness and limitations of ICG navigation surgery for hepatoblastoma (HB) have not been fully clarified. We herein report our experiences with surgical navigation using ICG for in HB patients. Read More

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February 2019

In prenatally diagnosed CPAM, does the affected lobe influence the timing of symptom onset?

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Feb 16. Epub 2019 Feb 16.

Department of Pediatric General and Urogenital Surgery, Juntendo University School of Medicine, 2-1-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, 113-8421, Tokyo, Japan.

Purpose: We investigated the relationship between the affected lobe and symptom onset in prenatally diagnosed congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM).

Methods: 53 CPAM patients diagnosed prenatally were reviewed retrospectively by creating 2 groups according to symptom onset. Group Sneo: (symptomatic during the neonatal period; n = 13) and group S > neo: (symptomatic after the neonatal period; n = 40) were compared for type of CPAM, affected lobes, types of symptoms/infections, treatment, duration of follow-up, and histopathology. Read More

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February 2019

Disparity in online health information in pediatric vs. adult surgical conditions.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Feb 15. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

Background: Although the quality of online health information (OHI) for adult surgical conditions is well described, the availability of quality OHI for pediatric surgical conditions, and the comparison to that of adult surgical OHI, remains undefined.

Methods: Medical and lay terms for 15 pediatric and 15 adult surgical conditions were searched using Google in English. The Health on the Net Foundation, a non-governmental OHI accreditation body, designates approval for quality websites. Read More

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February 2019

Surgical management of hypospadias in cases with concomitant disorders of sex development.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Department of Pediatric General and Urogenital Surgery, Juntendo University School of Medicine, 2-1-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8421, Japan.

Introduction: To review the surgical treatment of hypospadias (HP) associated with disorders of sex development (DSD).

Patients And Methods: HP cases were assessed for DSD by gross examination for atypical external genitalia, and assessment of hormone levels and karyotype. There were 58 HP cases with concomitant DSD treated between 1999 and 2017. Read More

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February 2019

Morphometric demonstration of portal vein stenosis and hepatic arterial medial hypertrophy in patients with biliary atresia.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Research Field in Medical and Health Sciences, Medical and Dental Area, Research and Education Assembly, Kagoshima University, 8-35-1, Sakuragaoka, Kagoshima, 890-8520, Japan.

Purpose: Portal hypertension in patients with biliary atresia (BA) is generally thought to result from portal vein (PV) narrowing secondary to hepatic fibrosis. To test the hypothesis, we morphometrically analyzed the PVs and hepatic arteries (HAs).

Methods: Morphometrical analyses of 25 BA and 26 non-BA liver biopsy specimens from patients treated from 2000 to 2014. Read More

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February 2019
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The long-term health-related quality of life in patients operated for choledochal cyst.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Research Field in Medicine and Health Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences Area, Research and Education Assembly, Kagoshima University, 8-35-1 Sakuragaoka, Kagoshima, 890-8520, Japan.

Purpose: Late postoperative complications in choledochal cyst (CC) patients are severe problems that affect the quality of life (QOL). We evaluated the postoperative complications and health-related QOL (HRQOL) of CC patients ≥ 18 years of age.

Methods: From April 1984 to January 2018, 114 CC patients underwent definitive surgery at our institution. Read More

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February 2019

Avoidance of general anesthesia for circumcision in infants under 6 months of age using a modified Plastibell technique.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Department of Surgery, New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, 506 6th street, Brooklyn, NY, 11215, USA.

Purpose: There is currently no gold standard for the type of analgesia or preferred circumcision technique in infants requiring circumcision after 1 month of age. Our study presents a modified Plastibell circumcision technique, which offers excellent surgical outcomes, and can be performed under local anesthesia until 6 months of age, thereby avoiding the risks of general anesthesia in delayed circumcision.

Methods: This is a retrospective case series of 508 consecutive male infants between 1 and 6 months of age, from one institution, who all underwent circumcision under local anesthesia, performed by the same pediatric surgeon, from 2013 to 2018. Read More

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February 2019

Quality of life and functional outcome in Swedish children with low anorectal malformations: a follow-up study.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, 171 76, Stockholm, Sweden.

Purpose: The aim was to investigate the quality of life and bowel function in children with low anorectal malformations (ARM).

Additional Aim: To evaluate the Swedish version the Hirschsprung's Disease/Anorectal Malformation Quality of life Questionnaire (HAQL).

Methods: Forty-four children and their parents were invited to complete the HAQL and the Bowel Function Score (BFS). Read More

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February 2019

Thoracoscopic thymectomy for juvenile myasthenia gravis.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA.

Purpose: A randomized controlled trial of thymectomy in myasthenia gravis demonstrated improved clinical outcomes in adults, but data surrounding juvenile cases, especially those treated with minimally invasive approaches, are limited. Here, we review our experience with thoracoscopic thymectomy for juvenile myasthenia gravis (JMG) in the largest cohort to date.

Methods: All cases of thymectomy for JMG in a single tertiary referral center between 2007 and 2018 were reviewed (N = 50). Read More

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February 2019

Urinary nerve growth factor: a biomarker for detrusor overactivity in children? A meta-analysis and trail sequential analysis.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Chengdu Women's and Children's Central Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, No.1617, Riyue Avenue, Qinyang District, Chengdu, China.

Purpose: Based on, previously, a systematic review, urinary nerve growth factor (NGF) has emerged as one potentially noninvasive biomarker for detrusor overactivity (DO) in adults. We performed this systematic review to explore if NGF is a biomarker for DO in children.

Methods: A literature search was conducted in PubMed, Embase, Web of science, and Cochrane Library. Read More

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February 2019
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Independent risk factors for contralateral patent processus vaginalis undetected by pre-operative ultrasonography in boys with unilateral inguinal hernia.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Department of Urology, Eulji University Hospital, Eulji University School of Medicine, 95, Dunsanseo-ro, Seo-gu, Daejeon, 35233, South Korea.

Purpose: Many trials have been done to make sure probability of metachronous contralateral side hernia (MCH) and contralateral patent processus vaginalis (CPPV). But the necessity of contralateral side exploration is still on debate. The aim is to investigate the risk factors for the consideration of contralateral examination on operation. Read More

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February 2019

Letter to the Editor concerning: "the non-visualized appendix and secondary signs on ultrasound for pediatric appendicitis in the community hospital setting".

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Feb 2. Epub 2019 Feb 2.

Department of Paediatric Surgery, Women's and Children's Hospital, 72 King William Street, North Adelaide, South Australia, 5006, Australia.

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February 2019

Standardized text messages improve 30-day patient follow-up for ACS pediatric NSQIP cases.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Feb 2. Epub 2019 Feb 2.

Division of Pediatric Surgery, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, Saint Louis University, 1465 S Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63104-6454, USA.

Purpose: Thirty-day follow-up is a critical and challenging component of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP). We hypothesized the simplicity and immediacy of text messaging would increase response rates while reducing workload.

Methods: For 6 months, text messages were the primary form of contact for first and second follow-up attempts. Read More

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February 2019

Outcomes after splenectomy in children: a 48-year population-based study.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Feb 2. Epub 2019 Feb 2.

Division of Trauma, Critical Care and General Surgery, Department of Surgery, St. Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic, Mary Brigh 2-810, 1216 Second Street SW, Rochester, MN, 55902, USA.

Purpose: In children who have undergone splenectomy, there may be impaired immunologic function and an increased risk of infection. We aimed to define the long-term rate of and risk factors for post-splenectomy infection using a population-based cohort study.

Methods: All children (< 18 years) who underwent splenectomy from 1966 to 2011 in Olmsted County, MN were identified using the Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP). Read More

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February 2019

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols in neonates should focus on the respiratory tract.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Feb 2. Epub 2019 Feb 2.

University of South Florida, 1 Tampa General Circle G441, Tampa, FL, 33606, USA.

Background/purpose: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols have shown significant benefits in terms of patient outcomes and institutional cost savings in colorectal and bariatric surgery. This has not, however, been tried in the neonatal setting. One of the major barriers to developing ERAS protocols in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is the often-prolonged intubation of neonates after surgery. Read More

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February 2019

Radiation exposure in infants with oesophageal atresia and tracheo-oesophageal fistula.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Feb 1. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Department of Surgery, Children's Hospital at Westmead, Locked Bag 4001 Westmead, Sydney, NSW, 2145, Australia.

Purpose: Oesophageal atresia and tracheo-oesophageal atresia require surgical repair in early infancy. These children have significant disease-related morbidity requiring frequent radiological examinations resulting in an increased malignancy risk.

Methods: A single-centre, retrospective review was performed of radiation exposure in children with OA/TOF born 2011-2015. Read More

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February 2019

Publishing trends in Journal of Paediatric Surgery, Pediatric Surgery International and European Journal of Pediatric Surgery over the past three decades.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Jan 29. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Level 3, Department of Paediatric Surgery, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Corner Hawkesbury Road and Hainsworth Street, Westmead, Sydney, NSW, 2145, Australia.

The aim of this study was an analysis of the changing publication trends over the last three decades in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery (JPS), Pediatric Surgery International (PSI) and European Journal of Pediatric Surgery (EJPS) by studying the bibliometric variables, authorship, collaboration, and citation trends. A previously applied methodology using intermittent years was applied to review the archives of JPS, PSI and EJPS over the last 30 years. Citation data were collected from the Web of Science database. Read More

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January 2019

Outcomes and associated ethical considerations of long-run pediatric ECMO at a single center institution.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Mar 25;35(3):321-328. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Division of Pediatric Surgery, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, 211 E Chicago Avenue, Box 63, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA.

Purpose: Survival of neonatal and pediatric patients undergoing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) ≥ 21 days has not been well described. We hypothesized that patients would have poor survival and increased long-term complications.

Methods: Retrospective, single center, review and case analysis. Read More

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March 2019
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Congenital diaphragmatic hernia: the good, the bad, and the tough.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Mar 24;35(3):303-313. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery, The Center for Fetal Cellular and Molecular Therapy, Cincinnati Fetal Center, 3333 Burnet Avenue, MLC 11025, Cincinnati, OH, 45229-3039, USA.

Objectives: We aim to determine factors that are associated with better outcomes of CDH patients.

Methods: A retrospective review was performed on all CDH patients admitted to our institution between 2003 and 2016. This study was performed at a single institution which has a fetal care center. Read More

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The relationship of eosinophilia with outcomes of Hirschsprung disease in children.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Jan 21. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Department of General Surgery, The Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics, 2401 Gillham Rd, Kansas City, MO, 64108, USA.

Purpose: It has been postulated that children with Hirschsprung disease (HD) and mucosal eosinophilia have been thought to have poorer outcome, but supporting evidence is lacking. The objective of our study was to review the outcomes of children with HD and mucosal eosinophilia.

Methods: A single center, retrospective review was conducted on all patients diagnosed with HD between 1999 and 2016. Read More

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January 2019
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Is fecal diversion necessary during ileal pouch creation after initial subtotal colectomy in pediatric ulcerative colitis?

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Jan 19. Epub 2019 Jan 19.

The Moses Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, The Department of Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 5 East 98th Street, 15th Floor, Box 1259, New York, NY, 10029, USA.

Background: Pediatric patients with medically refractory ulcerative colitis (UC) often undergo an initial subtotal colectomy end ileostomy (STC-I). The role of fecal diversion in the subsequent completion proctectomy/ileal-pouch anal anastomosis (CP-IPAA) remains controversial.

Methods: A multi-institutional retrospective review was performed of pediatric UC patients who underwent an STC-I followed by CP-IPAA from 2008 to 2016. Read More

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January 2019

Formative research experiences in pediatric surgeons: a mixed methods study of Pediatric Trauma Society members.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Jan 19. Epub 2019 Jan 19.

Division of Pediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 4650 Sunset Blvd., Mailstop #100, Los Angeles, CA, 90027, USA.

Purpose: A career in pediatric surgery has historically required extensive research experience, but the optimal research training is not well defined. The purpose of this study was to explore the formative research experiences among pediatric surgeons.

Methods: A 1-h focus group was held with 14 pediatric surgeons at the 2017 Pediatric Trauma Society annual meeting. Read More

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January 2019
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Pediatric robotic-assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty (RALP): does weight matter?

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Mar 14;35(3):391-396. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Departments of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Hebrew University, P.O.B 3235, 91031, Jerusalem, Israel.

Purpose: RALP is rapidly becoming the new gold standard treatment for UPJO in children, who suffer from uretero-pelvic obstruction (UPJO). However, presently there is a lack of data regarding the outcomes of RALP in young infants and smaller children. This study aims to compare the outcomes of RALP in children weighing less than 10 kg and matched with an analogous cohort who underwent open pyeloplasty (OP). Read More

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March 2019
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Intraoperative cultures during appendectomy in children are poor predictors of pathogens and resistance patterns in cultures from postoperative abscesses.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Mar 8;35(3):341-346. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.

Background: Intraoperative cultures are commonly sent in complicated appendicitis. Culture-guided antibiotics used to prevent postoperative infectious complications are debated. In this study, we describe the microbial overlap between intraoperative and abscess cultures, and antibiotic resistance patterns. Read More

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A periodic comparison of the survival and prognostic factors of biliary atresia after Kasai portoenterostomy: a single-center study in Korea.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Mar 3;35(3):285-292. Epub 2019 Jan 3.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Severance Pediatric Liver Disease Research Group, Severance Children's Hospital, Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 50-1 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, 03722, Seoul, Korea.

Purpose: We explored the chronologic changes in prognostic factors and clinical outcomes of Kasai portoenterostomy (KPE) for biliary atresia (BA).

Methods: Patients undergoing KPE between 1997 and 2016 were analyzed retrospectively. Ninety-two consecutive patients who underwent KPE from 1997 to 2006 (Era 1) were compared with 150 patients who underwent KPE from 2007 to 2016 (Era 2) for clinical outcomes and prognostic factors. Read More

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March 2019
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The recent evolution of the breadth of practice for pediatric surgeons in the United States, 2005-2014.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Jan 3. Epub 2019 Jan 3.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, 282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT, 06106, USA.

Purpose: Our objective was to determine if there was an association between subspecialist supply and a specific sub-set of procedures performed by pediatric surgeons over a 10-year period.

Methods: Data source was the Pediatric Health Information Systems database. Included were patients < 12 years who underwent one of nine outpatient surgical procedures between 1/1/2005 and 12/31/2014. Read More

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January 2019

Management of Hirschsprung disease in Australia and New Zealand: a survey of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Paediatric Surgeons (ANZAPS).

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Jan 3. Epub 2019 Jan 3.

Department of Paediatric Surgery, Monash Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Level 5, 246 Clayton Road, Melbourne, VIC, 3168, Australia.

Purpose: To define the practice of management for Hirschsprung disease (HD) in Australia and New Zealand.

Methods: Online survey of Australian and New Zealand Association of Paediatric Surgeons (ANZAPS) members.

Results: 56/80 (70%) members from 17 centres responded. Read More

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January 2019
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Correction to: Choledochal malformations: global research, scientific advances and key controversies.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Mar;35(3):283

Department of Pediatric Surgery, King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS, UK.

The last sentence in the first paragraph under subheading "Minimally invasive treatment" was incorrect in the original publication. Read More

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Predictors of multiple readmissions or death in the first year after Nissen fundoplication in children.

Pediatr Surg Int 2018 Dec 17. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

Division of Paediatric Surgery, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

Purpose: Nissen fundoplication (NF) is commonly performed in children with gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). Patients undergoing NF often have co-morbidities. Reported outcomes of NF vary considerably. Read More

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December 2018
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Relapse in children with clinical stage I testicular yolk sac tumors after initial orchiectomy.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Mar 11;35(3):383-389. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China, Department of Urology, Sun Yat-Sen University Cancer Center, Collaborative Innovation Center for Cancer Medicine, Guangzhou, 510060, Guangdong, China.

Purpose: To evaluate risk factors of relapse in pediatric patients with clinical stage I (CS1) testicular yolk sac tumors.

Methods: With retrospective analysis, the medical records of children with pure testicular yolk sac tumors who were referred to Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center and The First Affiliated Hospital from January 1995 to December 2015 were selected and recorded. Histopathology and staging were retrieved and multivariate analysis was performed with SPSS 20. Read More

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March 2019
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Eosinophilia in pediatric uncomplicated appendicitis is a time stable pattern.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Mar 7;35(3):335-340. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Charité, Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353, Berlin, Germany.

Purpose: We have recently shown that uncomplicated phlegmonous appendicitis is characterized by independent inflammatory patterns based on significant eosinophilia in children aged 7-17 years. However, clinical decision-making based on inflammatory values is not easy, especially due to the dynamics of inflammation over time. The present study was performed to evaluate the basic distinguishability of the inflammatory entities by laboratory values over time based on an extended patient number with children aged 0-17 years. Read More

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March 2019
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Efficacy of oral antibiotics in children with post-operative abscess from perforated appendicitis.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Mar 3;35(3):329-333. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Department of Surgery, Children's Mercy Hospital, 2401 Gillham Road, 64108, Kansas City, MO, USA.

Background: Post-operative intra-abdominal abscess (PIAA) is the most common complication after appendectomy for perforated appendicitis (PA). Typically, intravenous antibiotics by a peripherally inserted venous catheter are utilized to treat the abscess. We sought to evaluate the role of oral antibiotics in this population. Read More

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March 2019
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Clinical presentation of intussusception in Swedish children under 3 years of age and the validity of diagnostic coding.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Mar 26;35(3):373-381. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Department of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Stockholm County Council, Stockholm, Sweden.

Purpose: Intussusception has been associated with rotavirus vaccine. The rotavirus vaccine will soon be introduced in the Swedish national immunization program. A validation of the diagnosis of intussusception among Swedish children in the Swedish National Patient Register is needed, as a basis for future vaccine safety surveillance by Swedish registers. Read More

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The effects of two mixed intravenous lipid emulsions on clinical outcomes in infants after gastrointestinal surgery: a prospective, randomized study.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Mar 24;35(3):347-355. Epub 2018 Nov 24.

Department of Neonatal Surgery, Children's Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, 72 Guangzhou Road, Nanjing, 210008, China.

Background: There are many advantages of a SMOF emulsion (SMOF-lipid), such as liver-protective properties and anti-inflammatory effects. The objective of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes of SMOF-lipid with medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) /long-chain triglycerides (LCT) in infants after intestinal surgery.

Methods: This was a prospective, randomized study. Read More

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March 2019
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Controlled outcome of Hirschsprung's disease beyond adolescence: a single center experience.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Feb 20;35(2):181-185. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Institution of Women's and Children's Health, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to assess the function and quality of life of Hirschsprung's Disease (HD) beyond adolescence and relate it to matched controls.

Methods: All 203 patients diagnosed with HD at our department from 1961 to 1995 were identified. 21 had died, 43 had unclear diagnosis and 16 could not be traced. Read More

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February 2019
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Acquired isolated hypoganglionosis as a distinct entity: results from a nationwide survey.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Feb 19;35(2):215-220. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Japanese Study Group for Allied Disorders of Hirschsprung's Disease, 3-1-1 Maidashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, 812-8582, Japan.

Purpose: Acquired isolated hypoganglionosis (A-IH) is a late-onset intestinal pseudo-obstruction disorder and shows different pathophysiological findings from congenital isolated hypoganglionosis (C-IH). In this study, we retrospectively examined five cases of A-IH and investigated the features of A-IH.

Methods: Five cases of A-IH were extracted from a nationwide retrospective cohort study in 10 years, from which totally 355 cases of Allied Disorders of Hirschsprung's Disease (ADHD) were collected. Read More

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February 2019
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Venous thromboembolism risk factors in a pediatric trauma population.

Pediatr Surg Int 2018 Nov 19. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, McGovern Medical School at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 6431 Fannin St, MSB 5230, Houston, TX, 77030, USA.

Purpose: New guidelines have been proposed for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis in pediatric trauma patients. This paper seeks to evaluate risk factors associated with VTE that might further guide patient selection for prophylaxis.

Methods: Review of a tertiary children's academic hospital's trauma database for VTE events and associated risk factors from 2005 to 2016. Read More

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November 2018
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Gastroduodenal perforation in the pediatric population: a retrospective analysis of 20 cases.

Pediatr Surg Int 2018 Nov 17. Epub 2018 Nov 17.

The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, The Ohio State University School of Medicine, 700 Children's Drive, Columbus, OH, 43205, USA.

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the pathogenesis, symptoms and individualized surgical management in pediatrics with gastroduodenal perforation (GDP).

Methods: Patients diagnosed with GDP from January 2013 to December 2016 in our hospital were collected and divided into gastric perforation (GP) group and duodenal perforation (DP) group. Demographics, clinical events, etiological factors, symptoms, the time from symptom onset to operation, intraoperative findings and surgical procedures were analyzed. Read More

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November 2018
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Whole rat stomach decellularisation using a detergent-enzymatic protocol.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Jan 16;35(1):21-27. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Section, DBC, UCL, Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, University College of London, Surgery Offices, 30 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH, UK.

Background: Conditions leading to reduced gastric volume are difficult to manage and are associated to poor quality-of-life. Stomach augmentation using a tissue-engineered stomach is a potential solution to restore adequate physiology and food reservoir. Aim of this study was to evaluate the decellularisation of whole rat stomach using a detergent-enzymatic protocol. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6326006PMC
January 2019
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Meconium aspiration syndrome requiring ECMO in newborns with gastroschisis: incidence and surgical outcomes.

Pediatr Surg Int 2018 Nov 16. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Division of General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Wood Building-Suite 5100, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Aim Of The Study: To evaluate the incidence of respiratory failure requiring ECMO in newborns with gastroschisis (GC), compare it to the incidence in the general population, review the surgical outcomes of newborns with GC requiring ECMO and compare them to newborns with GC not requiring ECMO.

Methods: This is a retrospective review of all neonatal admissions for GC from December 2010 to September 2015.

Main Results: 110 newborns with GC were admitted to our NICU between 12/2010 and 9/2015; 36 were term. Read More

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November 2018
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Commentary to "Fact or myth? The long shared common wall between the fistula and the urethra in male anorectal malformations with urethral bulbar fistula".

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Feb 15;35(2):253-254. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

International Center for Colorectal and Urogenital Care, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital Colorado, 13123 East 16th Avenue, Box 323, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, 80045, USA.

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February 2019

Recurrent ACTG2 gene variation in African degenerative visceral leiomyopathy.

Pediatr Surg Int 2018 Nov 15. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Divisions of Paediatric Surgery, and Molecular Biology, University of Stellenbosch, P.O. Box 19063, Tygerberg, 7505, South Africa.

Introduction: Visceral myopathies remain difficult and frustrating clinical entities, a distinctive form of acquired degenerative visceral myopathy, African degenerative leiomyopathy, a myogenic functional intestinal obstruction without aganglionosis which affects smooth muscle of the intestine, in young indigenous African children. The Actin G2 gene is the main gene encoding smooth muscle actin found in enteric tissues. Recent research has identified Actin G2 alpha gene variation as an important causative biomarker in visceral myopathies and megacystis microcolon. Read More

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November 2018
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Age-dependent outcomes in asymptomatic umbilical hernia repair.

Pediatr Surg Int 2018 Nov 14. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 600 Highland Avenue Madison, Madison, WI, 53792-7375, USA.

Purpose: Umbilical hernias are common in young children. Many resolve spontaneously by age four with very low risk of symptoms or incarceration. Complications associated with surgical repair of asymptomatic umbilical hernias have not been well elucidated. Read More

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November 2018
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Induction of angiogenic and inflammation-associated dermal biomarkers following acute UVB exposure on bio-engineered pigmented dermo-epidermal skin substitutes in vivo.

Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Jan 14;35(1):129-136. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Tissue Biology Research Unit, Department of Surgery, University Children's Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

Purpose: Ultraviolet (UV) radiation adversely affects skin health at cellular and molecular levels. Hence, UV radiation can directly induce inflammatory responses in the dermis by inducing erythema, edema, inflammation, dermal fibroblasts alterations, and extracellular matrix modifications.

Methods: Human keratinocytes, melanocytes, and fibroblasts were isolated from skin biopsies, cultured, and expanded in vitro. Read More

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January 2019
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Long-term outcomes of antegrade continence enema in children with chronic encopresis and incontinence: what is the optimal flush to use?

Pediatr Surg Int 2018 Nov 13. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine, 1600 SW Archer Rd, Room 6130, PO Box 100119, Gainesville, FL, 32610-0287, USA.

Purpose: Severe constipation and encopresis are significant problems in the pediatric population. Medical management succeeds in 50-70%; however, surgical considerations are necessary for the remainder such as the antegrade continence enema (ACE). The purpose of this study is to assess the long-term outcomes following the ACE procedure. Read More

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November 2018
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Variability in the evalution of pediatric blunt abdominal trauma.

Pediatr Surg Int 2018 Nov 13. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA.

Purpose: To describe the practice pattern for routine laboratory and imaging assessment of children following blunt abdominal trauma (BAT).

Methods: Children (age < 16 years) presenting to 14 pediatric trauma centers following BAT over a 1-year period were prospectively identified. Injury, demographic, routine laboratory and imaging utilization data were collected. Read More

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November 2018
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Transanastomotic tubes reduce the cost of nutritional support in neonates with congenital duodenal obstruction.

Pediatr Surg Int 2018 Nov 11. Epub 2018 Nov 11.

Department of Paediatric Surgery, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK.

Purpose: To determine the impact of intra-operative Trans-anastomotic Tube (TAT) placement on the cost of post-operative nutrition in infants with congenital duodenal obstruction (CDO).

Methods: A retrospective analysis of patients undergoing corrective surgery for CDO, with birth-weight over 1.5 kg over a 10-year period. Read More

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November 2018