Highly Efficient Conservative Treatment of Pectus Carinatum in Compliant Patients
Conclusion Our results show that pectus carinatum is efficiently treated with a customized brace therapy within 7 to 12 months. Best correction can be achieved in children and young adolescents. Daily brace-wearing time should be above 14 hours, ideally 24 hours. Duration of the treatment should be around 1 year. Treatment results correlate directly with the cooperation of the patients.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - August 11, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Loff, SteffanSauter, HartwigWirth, ThomasOtte, Ralf Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Comparative Analysis of Modified Laparoscopic Swenson and Laparoscopic Soave Procedure for Short-Segment Hirschsprung Disease in Children
Eur J Pediatr SurgDOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1384647 Introduction This clinical analysis compared the characteristics and outcomes of modified laparoscopic Swenson (MLSw) and laparoscopic Soave (LS) procedures for short-segment Hirschsprung disease (HD) in children. Patients and Methods This clinical analysis involved a retrospective series of 42 pediatric patients with HD who underwent surgery from March 2007 to July 2012. Patients were divided into two groups: the LS group (n = 15) and the MLSw group (n = 27). Preoperative, operative, and postoperative data were collected, throu...
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - August 11, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Deng, XiaogengWu, YaohaoZeng, LeXiangZhang, JieZhou, JiajiaQiu, Ronglin Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Current Practice and Outcomes in the Management of Intra-abdominal Testes
Conclusion We conclude that Fowler–Stephens orchidopexy has a relatively good outcome. The rates of reoperation after the two-stage Fowler–Stephens orchidopexy were low in this study. Overall success rate compares very favorably to published literature.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - July 31, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Stedman, FrancescaBradshaw, Catherine J.Kufeji, Dorothy Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

NICE Guidelines Cannot Be Recommended for Imaging Studies in Children Younger Than 3 Years with Urinary Tract Infection
Conclusion Based on the results in this cohort of 672 patients, we cannot recommend the use of the NICE guidelines for imaging studies in children younger than 3 years with UTI.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - July 31, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Ristola, Marko TapaniHurme, Timo Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Novel Maneuver for Endobronchial Fogarty Embolectomy Catheter Placement for Lung Isolation in Infants: An Experience of Four Cases
Eur J Pediatr SurgDOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1383429One-lung anesthesia in infant is always a challenge to the pediatric anesthesiologist. Thoracoscopic diaphragmatic eventration repair requires high quality of lung isolation for proper surgical access. We are reporting a new technique of lung isolation by Fogarty embolectomy catheter alongside the endotracheal tube in four infants.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - June 26, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Baidya, Dalim K.Pawar, Dilip K.Maitra, SouvikBajpai, MinuPanda, Shasanka Sekhar Tags: Special Report Source Type: research

LigaSure Hemorrhoidectomy for Symptomatic Hemorrhoids: First Pediatric Experience
We describe the first experience of using LigaSure (Covidien, Mansfield, Massachusetts, United States) to perform hemorrhoidectomies in children. LigaSure hemorrhoidectomy has been well described in adults and is found to be superior in patient tolerance as compared with conventional hemorrhoidectomy.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - June 11, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Grossmann, OleSoccorso, GiampieroMurthi, Govind Tags: Special Report Source Type: research

Changing Authorship Patterns and Publishing Habits in the European Journal of Pediatric Surgery: A 10-Year Analysis
Conclusion Increase in cooperation within and between institutions is a positive trend, aiming with the goal of improving quality of publications.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - June 11, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Pintér, András Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Additional Tension Screws Improve Stability in Elastic Stable Intramedullary Nailing: Biomechanical Analysis of a Femur Spiral Fracture Model
Eur J Pediatr SurgDOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1376394 Purpose For pediatric femoral shaft fractures, elastic stable intramedullary nailing (ESIN) is an accepted method of treatment. But problems regarding stability with shortening or axial deviation are well known in complex fracture types and heavier children. Biomechanical in vitro testing was performed to determine whether two modified osteosyntheses with an additional tension screw fixation or screw fixation alone without nails could significantly improve the stability in comparison to classical ESIN. Methods A total of 24 synthetic adolescent-sized femor...
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - June 10, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Zachert, GregorRapp, MarionEggert, RebeccaSchulze-Hessing, MaaikeGros, NinaStratmann, ChristinaWendlandt, RobertKaiser, Martin M. Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Effect of Meconium on the Contractility of the Superior Mesenteric Artery: A Clue to Intestinal Damage in Gastroschisis
Conclusion Intra-amniotic meconium in fetuses with gastroschisis might cause ischemic intestinal damage by reducing the intestinal blood flow. Further studies are needed to show the outcomes of the vasoactive effect of meconium on the SMA blood flow.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - May 28, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Karakuş, Osman Z.Solmaz, BoraAteş, OğuzAteş, MehmetHakgüder, GülceOlguner, MustafaAkgür, Feza M. Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Development of Frequency of Stools over Time in Children with Hirschsprung Disease Posttransanal Endorectal One-Stage Pull-through
Conclusion This study shows that it takes 4 years after TERPT before the number of stools becomes normalized. To compare the long-term outcome, it would be desirable to have uniform regular reports on the daily frequency of passed stools, incontinence, and constipation during the years after TERPT.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - May 28, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Granéli, ChristinaStenström, PernillaBörjesson, AnnaArnbjornsson, Einar Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Neonatal Portal Venous Blood Flowmetry by Doppler Ultrasound for Early Diagnosis of Ischemia in Intestinal Tract
Conclusions A significant decline in portal blood flow volume may be useful for the early diagnosis of NEC.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - May 12, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Kobayashi, MegumiMizuno, MasaruMatsumoto, AtsushiWakabayashi, Go Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Double 90 Degrees Counterrotated End-to-End-Anastomosis: An Experimental Study of an Intestinal Anastomosis Technique
Eur J Pediatr SurgDOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1373847 Aim The aim of the article is to investigate a new anastomotic technique compared with standardized intestinal anastomotic procedures. Materials and Methods A total of 32 male Wistar rats were randomized to three groups. In the Experimental Group (n = 10), the new double 90 degrees inversely rotated anastomosis was used, in the End Group (n = 10) a single-layer end-to-end anastomosis, and in the Side Group (n = 12) a single-layer side-to-side anastomosis. All anastomoses were done using interrupted sutures. On post...
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - May 12, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Holzner, PhilippKulemann, BirteSeifert, GabrielGlatz, TorbenChikhladze, SophiaHöppner, JensHopt, UlrichTimme, SylviaBronsert, PeterSick, OliviaZhou, ChengMarjanovic, Goran Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Self-Administered Procedural Analgesia Using Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen (50:50) in the Pediatric Surgery Emergency Room: Effectiveness and Limitations
Conclusions The use of self-administered N2O/O2 (50:50) mixture for minor painful procedures in children is safe and adequate pain control can be achieved in most cases. The benefits of this approach for the child and its parents are its good acceptance and adequate pain control. The benefit for the health care provider is the lack of a fasting period before administration, good anxiolysis at minimum sedation, and a cooperative patient. Limitations are unsatisfying analgesia in some cases. Though not found in our study, potentially serious adverse events are a possibility and standard safety guidelines for minimal sed...
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - May 12, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Heinrich, MartinaMenzel, ClaudiaHoffmann, FlorianBerger, MichaelSchweinitz, Dietrich von Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Vasculitis as Part of the Fetal Response to Acute Chorioamnionitis Likely Plays a Role in the Development of Necrotizing Enterocolitis and Spontaneous Intestinal Perforation in Premature Neonates
Eur J Pediatr SurgDOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1373849 Background Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and spontaneous intestinal perforation (SIP) are causes of bowel perforation in premature neonates. Studies have demonstrated that both are associated with acute chorioamnionitis (ACA) of the placenta. Aim The aim of our study was to identify any histopathological links between placental histopathological abnormalities and the later development of NEC and/or SIP in premature patients presenting at our institution. Patients and Methods Cases with a diagnosis of NEC/SIP were identified. Entry criteria wer...
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - May 12, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Ducey, JonathanOwen, AnthonyCoombs, RobertCohen, Marta Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Timing of Ostomy Reversal in Neonates with Necrotizing Enterocolitis
Conclusion There is no advantage to early or late enterostomy reversal in the endpoints studied.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - May 2, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Veenstra, MichelleNagappala, KartheekDanielson, LoganKlein, Michael Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

BioVaM in the Rat Model: A New Approach of Vascularized 3D Tissue for Esophageal Replacement
Conclusions Rat small bowel segments harvested with intact vascular pedicles and associated vascular network can be successfully decellularized and re-endothelialized ex vivo. This model is an inexpensive and easy to handle alternative and appears to be a promising approach for establishing vascularized tissue constructs.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - May 2, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Hofmann, Alejandro D.Hilfiker, AndresHaverich, AxelAndree, BirgitKuebler, JoachimUre, Benno Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Factors Associated with Mortality after Nissen Fundoplication in Children
Conclusion After Nissen fundoplication in children, surgical complications, neurological impairment, fundoplication performed before the age of 18 months, and female gender are associated with mortality. The median time to death for nonsurvivors was 6 months.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - May 2, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Baerg, JoanneThorpe, DonnaGasior, AlessandraVannix, RosemaryTagge, EdwardPeter, Shawn St. Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

A Chicken Embryo Model for the Study of Umbilical and Supraumbilical Body Wall Malformations
Conclusions TB and SA have both a high potential to induce umbilical and supraumbilical ventral body wall malformations in chicken embryos. This novel animal model might help to establish a more profound understanding of the developmental steps in ventral body wall formation and the embryology for its malformations.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - April 17, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Ridderbusch, InaBergholz, RobertFattouh, MiriamEschenburg, GeorgRoth, BeateAppl, BirgitMaenner, JoergReinshagen, KonradKluth, Dietrich Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

One-Trocar–Assisted Pyeloplasty in Children: An 8-Year Single Institution Experience
Conclusions OTAP is safe, feasible, and efficacious. Operative times are similar or even shorter than those of other minimally invasive techniques and complication rate agrees with the findings of literature. OTAP can be considered a reasonable alternative.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - April 4, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Mogiatti, MirellaDestro, FrancescaRuggeri, GiovanniMessina, PaoloTursini, StefanoLima, Mario Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Beneficial Effects of Methylene Blue on the Acute Phase of Corrosive Esophageal Burn in Rats
Conclusion MB might have reduced the tissue damage in corrosive esophagitis because of its antioxidant effects.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - April 4, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Kilincaslan, HuseyinKaratepe, Hande OzgunKilic, ElifAydogdu, IbrahimGedik, Ahmet HakanOlgac, VakurKucukkoc, Mehmet Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Should Patients with Down Syndrome be Screened for Testicular Microlithiasis?
Conclusion On the basis of the high prevalence found in our study, we suggest that all male patients with DS should be screened for TM in childhood.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - April 4, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Cebeci, Ayse NurcanAslanger, AycaOzdemir, Mustafa Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Should We Routinely Test for Chordee in Patients with Distal Hypospadias?
Conclusion There is risk of chordee in patients with distal hypospadias that needs to be accurately identified and corrected. Families are not always aware of the presence of chordee.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - March 28, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Tugtepe, HalilThomas, David TerenceKandirici, AliyeYener, SevimDagli, Tolga Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Histopathological Changes at Colonic Anastomotic Site after Ischemia Reperfusion Injury: Role of Aminoguanidine in Experimental Model
Conclusion AG, by decreasing inflammation and increasing collagen content in an organized pattern, helped in preventing I-R injury at the site of colonic anastomosis in rats.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - March 28, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Solanki, ShaileshSrinivas, M.Sinha, AnandMittal, DeepakMallick, SaumyaranjanAgarwala, SandeepBhatnagar, V. Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Pretransplant Levels of Endotoxin Can Predict the Risk of Bacterial Infections and Graft Liver Function after Liver Transplantation
Eur J Pediatr SurgDOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1370781 Background Although endotoxin (Et) has been used as a biological index of bacterial infections, Et can also be used to evaluate liver functions because Et present in the portal vein blood is processed by the hepatic reticuloendothelial system. In the field of posttransplant management, it is important for liver transplant recipients to monitor the presence of posttransplant bacterial infections and graft liver functions because these results are directly correlated with a graft prognosis. Therefore, the measurement of Et during liver transplantation (LT) may be the d...
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - March 28, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Sanada, YukihiroUrahashi, TaizenIhara, YoshiyukiOkada, NorikiYamada, NaoyaHirata, YutaMizuta, Koichi Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Compliance with Surgical Antibiotic Prophylaxis Guidelines in Pediatric Surgery
Conclusions We have found a low rate of full compliance with AP guidelines. AP should only be given in the operating room. Increased awareness to AP guidelines is needed.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - March 28, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Klinger, GilCarmeli, IdanFeigin, EladFreud, EnriqueSteinberg, RanLevy, Itzhak Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Closure of Large Meningomyelocele Wound Defects with Subcutaneous Based Pedicle Flap with Bilateral V-Y Advancement: Our Experience and Review of Literature
Conclusion Closure of large meningomyelocele wound defects with subcutaneous based pedicle flap with bilateral V-Y advancement is an effective technique. The main advantages of this technique are its simplicity, short operative time, good tolerance, early healing, and good cosmetic outcome with an excellent flap texture and contour match with minimal complications.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - March 28, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Kesan, KrushnakumarKothari, ParasGupta, RahulGupta, AbhayaKarkera, ParagRanjan, RiteshMutkhedkar, KedarSandlas, Gurusev Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Steroid Instillation for Idiopathic Urethritis in Children: An 8-Year experience
Conclusion IU in children can be successfully managed with steroid instillation. In our series, 93.6% of children had complete resolution of symptoms.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - March 28, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Jayakumar, SivasankarNinan, George KaithayilPringle, Kirsty Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

YouTube and Pediatric Surgery. What Is the Danger for Parents?
In this study, we want to evaluate the use of YouTube as a source of information about one of the most frequent surgical urgency in pediatric patients, the acute appendicitis, to evaluate the risks for patients and parents.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - March 28, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Adorisio, OttavioSilveri, MassimilianoPeppo, Francesco DeCeriati, EmanuelaMarchetti, PaolaGoyet, Jean De Ville De Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Midterm Outcome of Transumbilically Laparoscopic-Assisted Versus Laparoscopic and Open Appendectomy in Children—A Matched Prospective Study
Conclusion Our data suggest that TULAA, LA, and OA have a similar outcome 3 months after surgery apart from cosmetic appearance of the wound and return to full physical activity in pediatric patients. Whether parental bias or the increased wound satisfaction act as confounders for early return to full physical activity should be evaluated in larger prospective randomized trials.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - March 12, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Bergholz, RobertKlein, InesWenke, KatharinaBoettcher, MichaelReinshagen, KonradKrebs, Thomas Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Birth Prevalence of Anorectal Malformation in the Referral Area for the University of the Witwatersrand Tertiary Hospitals, South Africa
Eur J Pediatr SurgDOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1360456 Background Anorectal malformations (ARMs) are a major congenital anomaly in neonates. There is significant geographical variation in the birth prevalence varying from 1:1,500 to 1:5,000 live births. There is no published literature on the birth prevalence of ARM occurring within the referral area for The University of Witwatersrand tertiary hospitals in South Africa. Methods Retrospective data were collected from the Pediatric Surgical Department, University of the Witwatersrand. Patient records for a 6-year period from January 2005 to December 2010 were o...
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - February 10, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Theron, AndreLoveland, Jerome Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Applicability of Adult Guidelines for Withholding or Terminating Resuscitation for Prehospital Traumatic Cardiopulmonary Arrest in Pediatrics
Conclusion The clinical criteria of the previously published adult guidelines for terminating or withholding resuscitation correctly predicted 100% of the patient mortality when all criteria were met.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - January 7, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Bawazeer, Manal S.Al Alawyat, HanaaZamakhshary, Mohammed Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Para-Axillary Subcutaneous Endoscopic Approach in Torticollis: Tips and Tricks in the Surgical Technique
Conclusions The open surgery techniques of CMT causes visible lifelong incision scar on the neck. PASEA leaves a cosmetically hidden scar in the axillary region. A single incision surgery is also possible. A well-formed cavernous working space is needed. External manual palpation, delicate dissection, and cutting of SCM muscle with cautery are the important components of the procedure. Surgeons having experience in pediatric minimal invasive surgery may consider PASEA as an alternative to the open approach in CMT. The surgeon should be familiar with surgical anatomy of the neck and must be highly competent in manageme...
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - December 17, 2013 Category: Surgery Authors: Tokar, BaranKaracay, SafakArda, SurhanAlici, Umut Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Total Colonic Aganglionosis: A 15-Year Single Center Experience
Conclusion In this series, we observed high morbidity and poor functional outcome, which should be anticipated in TCA. Patients with TCA have a high probability of requiring a long-term stoma and this should be considered as a management option.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - December 17, 2013 Category: Surgery Authors: Blackburn, SimonCorbett, PhillipGriffiths, D. MervynBurge, DavidBeattie, R. MarkStanton, Michael Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Retrievable Z-Stents for the Treatment of Refractory Corrosive Esophageal Strictures in Children
Conclusions The use of a retrievable Z-stent is an effective method and may become the treatment of choice for corrosive esophageal stenosis in children.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - December 10, 2013 Category: Surgery Authors: Zheng, JiaheChang, ZhihuiLiu, ZhaoyuLu, ZaimingZhao, JianMa, YujiaZhang, JunWang, ChuanzhuoGuo, Qiyong Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Endoloop as the First Line Tool for Appendiceal Stump Closure in Children with Appendicitis
Conclusion EL stump closure and mesoappendix cauterization during LA is safe and effective in children with appendicitis, including perforated appendicitis.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - December 10, 2013 Category: Surgery Authors: Naiditch, JessicaLautz, TimothyChin, AnthonyBrowne, MarybethRowell, Erin Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Dupuytren Contracture in the Pediatric Population: A Systematic Review
Eur J Pediatr SurgDOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1357756Dupuytren contracture of the palm is a relatively common benign fibroproliferative disease of the palmar fascia typically affecting the adult population. There have however been several reported cases of Dupuytren contracture in children. We sought to review the literature for Dupuytren contracture and highlight the main clinical features and management of the disease in children.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - October 25, 2013 Category: Surgery Authors: Izadpanah, AliViezel-Mathieu, AlexIzadpanah, ArashLuc, Mario Tags: Review Source Type: research

Long-Term Follow-Up of Children with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia—Observations from a Single Institution
Conclusions The most common long-term complications observed in children after CDH repair are recurrent infections of the respiratory tract, lung hypoplasia, pathological GER, somatic growth abnormalities, and skeletal deformations. Children operated for CDH should be followed up regularly for many years by a multispecialty medical team. Diagnostics and/or follow-up of the above complications require detailed clinical examination, lung perfusion scintigraphy, spirometry, and 24-hour pH-metry.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abs...
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - October 25, 2013 Category: Surgery Authors: Koziarkiewicz, MariaTaczalska, AnnaPiaseczna-Piotrowska, Anna Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Intravenous Sildenafil in the Management of Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
This study assessed the cardiorespiratory effects of a newly available intravenous (IV) preparation of sildenafil in CDH. Objectives The objective of the article is to assess the acute effects of IV sildenafil infusion on myocardial function, pulmonary artery pressure (PAP), and oxygenation in infants with CDH. Methods Retrospective case review of infants with CDH who received continuous IV sildenafil. Physiological and echocardiographic data were reviewed to obtain oxygenation index (OI), PAP, patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) flow, myocardial tissue Doppler velocities, and right ventricular output (RVO...
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - October 25, 2013 Category: Surgery Authors: Bialkowski, AnjaMoenkemeyer, FlorianPatel, Neil Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Longitudinal Study of Lower Urinary Tract Function in Children with Anorectal Malformation
Conclusion Poor bowel function was often seen together with LUTD. In children with NBD, the connection was attributable to a mutual impairment of the nerve supply to both systems. Children with nonneurogenic and nonurological causes of the LUTD also had lower bowel scores than those with normal bladder function; although not significant, it suggests that poor bowel function was responsible for an increase in LUT symptoms.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - October 10, 2013 Category: Surgery Authors: Borg, HelenaHolmdahl, GundelaDoroszkievicz, MonicaSillen, Ulla Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Results of Multichannel Intraluminal Impedance pH Metry in Symptomathic Children with Normal pH Metry Findings
Conclusion MII can be considered as a superior diagnostic tool to detect weak acid and alkaline reflux in patients who had recurrent symptoms with normal PM studies. MII also provides information about bolus clearance time and extent of reflux.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - September 2, 2013 Category: Surgery Authors: Soyer, TutkuGulerman, FulyaBoybeyi, OzlemAslan, MustafaGunal, Yasemin Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Multiply Trauma in Children: Pulmonary Contusion does not Necessarily Lead to a Worsening of the Treatment Success
Conclusions Pulmonary contusion alters gas exchange but does not appear to increase morbidity and mortality of pediatric patients with multiply injury. Interpretation may be limited by sample size.[...]Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - September 2, 2013 Category: Surgery Authors: Goedeke, JanBoehm, RolandDietz, Hans-Georg Tags: Original Article Source Type: research