Category: Pediatrics

Molecular subgrouping of medulloblastoma in pediatric population using the NanoString assay and comparison with immunohistochemistry methods by Joo Whan Kim

CONCLUSIONS: The NanoString assay of Korean medulloblastoma patients revealed a more aggressive clinical course in the SHH subgroup which may be explained by a higher proportion of large cell/anaplastic histology being present in this subgroup. IHC did not distinguish Group 3 or 4 accurately. The NanoString assay may represent a good alternative method for practical…

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A year of experience with COVID-19 in patients with cancer: A nationwide study by Mina Khosravifar

CONCLUSION: Given the immunocompromised state of patients with malignancy and their vulnerability to Covid-19 complications, collecting data on the comorbidities and their effects on the disease outcome can build on a better clinical view and help clinicians make decisions to manage these cases better; for example, determining special clinical care, especially in the shortage of…

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Anesthesia for ophthalmic surgery: an educational review by Aidan Pucchio

CONCLUSION: Anesthetizing the eye has rapidly evolved in recent years, supporting the safety, efficacy and comfort of ocular surgery. Since there are many viable options of anesthetics available for ophthalmic surgery, a robust understanding of the patients needs, the skill of the surgical team, and surgery-specific factors ought to be considered when creating an anesthetic…

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Early introduction of peanut reduces peanut allergy across risk groups in pooled and causal inference analyses by Kirsty Logan

CONCLUSION: We demonstrate a significant reduction in PA with early peanut introduction in a large group of pooled, randomized participants. This significant reduction was demonstrated across all risk subgroups, including children with no eczema. Furthermore, our results point to increased efficacy of the intervention with earlier age of introduction.