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Pfapa: A Periodic Febrile Syndrome Afflicting Children, Jessica Lahti Jan 2015

Pfapa: A Periodic Febrile Syndrome Afflicting Children, Jessica Lahti

Physician Assistant Scholarly Project Posters

• Periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and cervical adenitis syndrome (PFAPA).

• Auto-inflammatory disorder occurring in affected children every 3-8 weeks.

• Onset around age 2; lasting into second decade of life.

• A current pathophysiologic theory is PFAPA is a disorder of the innate immune system involving interleukins, chemoattractants, and cytokines that stimulating the inflammatory response causing symptoms associated with PFAPA.

• Early diagnosis of PFAPA may help prevent the unnecessary use of antibiotics.

• Biomarker CD64, galectin-3 and the MPV may be useful in the diagnosis of PFAPA along with other laboratory values during the febrile attack period of PFAPA.

• Traditional and current treatment ...


Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated With Streptococcal Infection Antibiotic Prophylaxis Treatment Compared With Alternative Treatment Options, Heather Watkins Jan 2015

Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated With Streptococcal Infection Antibiotic Prophylaxis Treatment Compared With Alternative Treatment Options, Heather Watkins

Physician Assistant Scholarly Project Posters

• Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders associated with Streptococcal Infection, known as PANDAS, is a clinical diagnosis made after a child develops Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and/or ticks after a Streptococcal Pharyngitis. Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders associated with Streptococcal Infection is diagnosed in children 3 years of age until 14 years of age. The purpose of this study is to determine if antibiotics versus selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor with cognitive behavior therapy versus prophylaxis with antibiotics should be used in the treatment of children who develops PANDAS. The review of literature will explore studies that compare current treatment options with new research ...


Proven Family-Based Interventions In The Treatment Of Pediatric Obesity, Sarah Winter Jan 2015

Proven Family-Based Interventions In The Treatment Of Pediatric Obesity, Sarah Winter

Physician Assistant Scholarly Project Posters

• Childhood obesity continues to be ever expanding.

• This is leading to increasing health care needs and costs.

• Despite numerous interventions, the rates continue to climb.

• The purpose of this study is to identify family-based childhood obesity interventions that are proven to decrease the rates of childhood obesity.

• A literature review explores multiple different family-based childhood obesity interventions.

• The effective interventions are examined closely to discover commonalities between the interventions.

• Family-based interventions that decrease childhood obesity share similar attributes.

• The proven interventions may indicate the need to focus coordination of care with the patients and their families.


Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Comparing And Contrasting Operative Versus Non-Operative Treatment Abstract, Ethan Morris Jan 2015

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Comparing And Contrasting Operative Versus Non-Operative Treatment Abstract, Ethan Morris

Physician Assistant Scholarly Project Posters

• Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is the most common form of scoliosis. It affects 2-4 percent of adolescents aged 10-16 years. Although most adolescents diagnosed with scoliosis will not develop clinical symptoms, ten percent will progress and require medical intervention due to the potential for rib deformity and respiratory compromise as well as significant emotional distress due to aesthetic changes in appearance. Primary care providers should be prepared to evaluate and recommend treatment when idiopathic scoliosis is discovered or addressed by the patient. Three major factors that determine whether scoliosis will progress are patient gender, magnitude of curve on presentation, and ...


Department Of Pediatrics, George Magnus Johnson Jan 2008

Department Of Pediatrics, George Magnus Johnson

UND Departmental Histories

This departmental history was written on the occasion of the UND Quasquicentennial in 2008.


Pediatrics, Susan P. Dunkley Jan 1983

Pediatrics, Susan P. Dunkley

UND Departmental Histories

This departmental history was written on the occasion of the UND Centennial in 1983.