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Aims & Objectives: Providing family focussed care through lessons learned from bereavement follow-up. Methods RMCH is a tertiary PICU in UK with 750 admissions annually. Families of all patients who die in PICU are offered bereavement follow-up at…

Introduction: In Italy there are approximately 12000 children affected by life-limiting illnesses, which require palliative care services. The national reality, however, confirms the lack of a proper palliative care services network to ensure relief…

Introduction: Advancement in medical science and better health care has led to increased survival of children with complex neurodisability (cerebral palsy, neuromuscular, neuro-metabolic, and genetic disorders). Paediatric palliative care has…

Description: Background: Pediatric palliative care is an interdisciplinary service that works to enhance the quality of life for children with serious illness. Unfortunately, the need for palliative care is difficult to ascertain and is often…

Background: Approximately, 300 children die in Denmark every year. In order to support future implementation of specialized pediatric palliative care the aim of this study was to investigate the needs, quality of life and severity of distress of…

Background: Inpatient hospice care (IHC) for adults in Germany is used in the last weeks of life. Children, adolescents and young adults (ACA) with life-limiting diseases are entitled to 28 days/year of IHC during their lifetime. We explored various…

Background/aim: Pediatric Palliative Care (PPC) in hospitals mainly focuses on the parents and siblings of children suffering from a life limiting disease. However, most grandparents are also highly involved in the caring of the child and require…

Introduction: Despite significant advances in disease treatment, resources for the pediatric palliative care (PPC) for children with serious illnesses are limited in South Korea. The obstacles to provide optimal PPC include inadequate funding,…

Background: One goal of pediatric palliative care is to maintain quality of life for children and their families. Quality-of-life investigations may be enhanced by considering clinically important metrics in addition to statistical significance.…

Objectives: Dystonia and seizures can be common, unpredictable and distressing neurological symptoms in paediatric palliative care. Emergency seizure management is increasingly under joint neurology and palliative care, often incorporated into…

BACKGROUND: Lung involvement in children with Niemann-Pick disease has rarely been studied systematically. OBJECTIVE: To assess the involvement of the lung and the value of bronchoalveolar lavage in children with Niemann-Pick diseases. DESIGN:…

There are many challenges in coping with and adapting to life with a chronic disease, and increased survival cannot be assumed to be associated with increased quality of life. A recent systematic review shows there is wide variation in outcomes…

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a severe, progressive disease that affects 1 in 3600-6000 live male births. Although guidelines are available for various aspects of DMD, comprehensive clinical care recommendations do not exist. The US Centers…

BACKGROUND AND AIM: Abdominal x-rays are used diagnostically in the evaluation of children with constipation. However, their clinical utility has not been established. The aim of the study was to assess the accuracy of different methods in…

The role of brain biopsy is well established in patients with neoplastic lesions, with a diagnostic yield approaching 95%. The diagnostic yield of brain biopsy in adults with neurological decline varies from 20% to 43%. Only a few studies have…

We report a male patient with a history of recurrent idiopathic vomiting, normal plasma ammonia and glutamine concentrations in acute phase, who died at 3 years of age. Ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency was diagnosed after detecting elevated…

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) presents in different ways in children, most commonly with vomiting, or with esophageal symptoms such as regurgitation, heartburn, or dysphagia. Extraesophageal symptoms and signs also frequently occur. Less…

The poor response to hypercaloric feeding in ill adults may be caused by failure to distinguish cachexia from starvation (Table 1). The chief difference between starvation and cachexia is that refeeding reverses starvation but is less effective for…

Early infantile Krabbe disease is relatively frequent in the Muslim-Arab population in Israel. It can be easily diagnosed when it presents with the classic clinical picture characterized by central nervous system manifestations of spasticity,…

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the possible role of the immune system in the pathophysiology of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia syndrome and in the differential diagnosis of depression by investigating changes in peripheral…

Infantile systemic hyalinosis and juvenile hyaline fibromatosis are presumably autosomal recessive inherited diseases of unknown origin in which accumulation of an amorphous, hyaline material occurs in the skin and other organs. Both disorders may…

Despite repeated initiatives over the past decade, migraine remains under-recognised, under-diagnosed and under-treated in everyday clinical practice. The Migraine in Primary Care Advisors (MIPCA) group has produced new guidelines for migraine…

OBJECTIVE: This report describes the consensus outcome of an interdisciplinary workshop that was held at the National Institutes of Health in April 2001. The purpose of the workshop and this article are to define the terms "spasticity," "dystonia,"…

A 3 1/2-year-old boy presented at three months of age with an acute episode of lethargy, somnolence, hypoglycemia, hepatomegaly, and cardiomegaly, which responded poorly to restoration of the blood sugar level to normal. The absence of ketonuria…

We describe two patients with juvenile-onset Niemann-Pick disease type C (NPC) to illustrate the variable neurologic features of this condition. One presented with hypersplenism at age 10 and was misdiagnosed with Gaucher disease. He developed…
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