Beta-blockers expand treatment options for infantile hemangiomas

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Propranolol may have revolutionized the treatment of infantile hemangiomas over the past decade, but other beta-blockers are making inroads in the treatment of these and other pediatric dermatologic disorders. One such beta-blocker is atenolol, a hydrophilic cardioselective agent...googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-cta');
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ConclusionThis study adds to the literature showing that endoscopic transnasal surgery is likely a reasonable option for patients with the orbital cavernous hemangiomas medial of the optic nerve. With greater experience, skilled surgical technique, and careful operation, better clinical efficacy can be achieved.
Source: International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
ConclusionEndoscopic orbital tumor surgery is a nascent field with a growing, yet heterogeneous, body of literature. The CHEER staging system is designed to facilitate international, high ‐quality, standardized studies establishing the safety, efficacy, and outcomes of endonasal resection of OCH.
Source: International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
is the leading cause of prenatal morbidity and some studies showed that prenatal exposure to tobacco smoke is a risk factor for respiratory infections, asthma, allergy, childhood cancer, and it has neurobehavioral consequences regarding children's health.The aims of our studies consist in the assessment of the demographic factors and to evaluate smoking behavior in a group of pregnant women smoking and nonsmoking. Data was collected with the use of a questionnaire, conceived by a primary pulmonologist that assessed multiple risks factors during pregnancy (applied by trained junior doctors under the supervision of qualifie...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Tobacco, Smoking Control and Health Education Source Type: research
A preterm girl was delivered at 26 weeks by caesarean section because of suspected chorioamnionitis. The pregnancy had been complicated by prolonged rupture of the membranes since 19 weeks. She had a complicated respiratory course with need for invasive ventilation, recurrent pneumonia and two episodes of left-sided pneumothorax, with evolution to bronchopulmonary disease. As a right lower lobe mass was suspected (figure 1), a high-resolution CT chest scan was done which revealed a round homogeneous consolidation with an air crescent sign, typically seen in pulmonary aspergillosis (figure 2). Although there were no clinica...
Source: Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Oncology, Journalology, Immunology (including allergy), Drugs: infectious diseases, Pneumonia (infectious disease), TB and other respiratory infections, Pregnancy, Reproductive medicine, Child health, Infant health, Neonatal health, Radiology, Pneumonia ( Source Type: research
An ethnic Bengali baby boy presented at birth with a purplish tender lesion on the medial side of his right knee (figure 1A). In the following weeks, the lesion remained stable in size. An ultrasound scan showed a solid mass, slightly heterogeneous, with a vascular pole but no bone involvement (figure 1B). Question 1 What is your diagnosis?Congenital haemangioma Vascular malformations Infantile myofibroma Malignant tumours Tufted angioma Answer 1 The correct answer is E. Tufted angioma (TA) represents a benign vascular tumour that may be congenital, acquired, sporadic or hereditary.1 It usually occurs during infancy or ear...
Source: Archives of Disease in Childhood - Education and Practice - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Oncology, Surgery, Immunology (including allergy), Child health, Pathology, Radiology, Dermatology, Surgical diagnostic tests, Clinical diagnostic tests, Radiology (diagnostics) Epilogue Source Type: research
Oral propranolol is safe for the treatment of infantile hemangioma (IH), according to what is believed to be the largest systematic review on the topic.Reuters Health Information
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Topical timolol maleate acts as an effective alternate to oral propranolol for treatment of certain infantile hemangiomas (IHs), based on data from a retrospective study of 731 children. The findings were published online August 15 in Pediatrics. “Superficial, relatively thin IHs, regardless of...
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MINNEAPOLIS – Gestational diabetes and prenatal progesterone use were among the maternal factors associated with increased risk of infantile hemangioma, a benign vascular neoplasm whose incidence has been steadily rising over the past several decades. Data from a large longitudinal epidemiology...
Source: Skin and Allergy News - Category: Dermatology Source Type: news
Conclusions Most IHs discolored and regressed considerably with these treatments, including complete disappearance of the three functionally threatening lesions. This combined approach is quite useful for accelerating tumor regression.
Source: Pediatric Surgery International - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
We report the case of a 2‐month‐old girl who developed life‐threatening brimonidine toxicity requiring intubation and mechanical ventilation secondary to central nervous system depression and apnea after topical application to an ulcerated IH.
Source: Pediatric Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
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