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J Pediatr ; 209: 116-124.e4, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30979546


OBJECTIVE: To report clinical characteristics and medical history data obtained retrospectively for a large cohort of pediatric patients with perinatal and infantile hypophosphatasia. STUDY DESIGN: Medical records from academic medical centers known to diagnose and/or treat hypophosphatasia were reviewed. Patients born between 1970 and 2011 with hypophosphatasia and any of the following signs/symptoms at age <6 months were eligible: vitamin B6-dependent seizures, respiratory compromise, or rachitic chest deformity (NCT01419028). Patient demographics and characteristics, respiratory support requirements, invasive ventilator-free survival, and further complications of hypophosphatasia were followed for up to the first 5 years of life. RESULTS: Forty-eight patients represented 12 study sites in 7 countries; 13 patients were alive, and 35 were dead (including 1 stillborn). Chest deformity, respiratory distress, respiratory failure (as conditioned by the eligibility criteria), failure to thrive, and elevated calcium levels were present in >70% of patients between birth and age 5 years. Vitamin B6-dependent seizures and respiratory distress and failure were associated significantly (P < .05) with the risk of early death. Serum alkaline phosphatase activity in all 41 patients tested (mean [SD]: 18.1 [15.4] U/L) was below the mean lower limit of normal of the reference ranges of the various laboratories (88.2 U/L). Among the 45 patients with relevant data, 29 had received respiratory support, of whom 26 had died at the time of data collection. The likelihood of invasive ventilator-free survival for this cohort decreased to 63% at 3 months, 54% at 6 months, 31% at 12 months, and 25% at 5 years. CONCLUSIONS: Patients with perinatal or infantile hypophosphatasia and vitamin B6-dependent seizures, with or without significant respiratory distress or chest deformities, have high morbidity and mortality in the first 5 years of life. TRIAL REGISTRATION: NCT01419028.

J Pediatr Rehabil Med ; 11(3): 187-192, 2018.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30223404


PURPOSE: To modify the Performance-Oriented Mobility Assessment-Gait (POMA-G) subtest and validate this modified POMA-G (mPOMA-G) in children with hypophosphatasia (HPP), a rare metabolic disorder that can manifest with musculoskeletal symptoms that impair mobility and ambulation. METHODS: Based on feedback from an expert panel, the POMA-G was modified by removing gait initiation/path assessments and expanding the rating scale for step length/continuity to capture aspects of observational gait analysis relevant to children with HPP. Three trained physical therapists used the mPOMA-G for video-based assessments of gait in 14 children with childhood HPP who participated in a clinical study of asfotase alfa or in a natural history study. Intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs) were calculated to determine interrater and intrarater agreement. Concurrent validity was evaluated by correlations with other validated assessment tools. RESULTS: Across 192 observations from available videos, interrater and intrarater agreement of mPOMA-G scores was significant (ICCs: 0.76 for both; P< 0.001). mPOMA-G scores had strong concurrent validity with the Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire, Pediatric Outcomes Data Collection Instrument Transfer and Mobility Scale, Sports and Physical Function subscale, and 6-Minute Walk Test (all P⩽ 0.0002). CONCLUSION: The mPOMA-G is a reliable and valid measure for detecting clinically significant impairments in children with HPP.

JCI Insight ; 1(9): e85971, 2016 06 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27699270


Background. Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is caused by loss-of-function mutation(s) of the gene that encodes the tissue-nonspecific isoenzyme of alkaline phosphatase (TNSALP). Consequently, cell-surface deficiency of TNSALP phosphohydrolase activity leads to extracellular accumulation of inorganic pyrophosphate, a natural substrate of TNSALP and inhibitor of mineralization. Children with HPP can manifest rickets, skeletal pain, deformity, fracture, muscle weakness, and premature deciduous tooth loss. Asfotase alfa is a recombinant, bone-targeted, human TNSALP injected s.c. to treat HPP. In 2012, we detailed the 1-year efficacy of asfotase alfa therapy for the life-threatening perinatal and infantile forms of HPP. Methods. Here, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of asfotase alfa treatment administered to children 6-12 years of age at baseline who were substantially impaired by HPP. Two radiographic scales quantitated HPP skeletal disease, including comparisons to serial radiographs from similarly affected historical control patients. Results. Twelve children receiving treatment were studied for 5 years. The 6-month primary endpoint was met, showing significant radiographic improvement. Additional significant improvements included patient growth, strength, motor function, agility, and quality of life, which for most patients meant achieving normal values for age- and sex-matched peers that were sustained at 5 years of treatment. For most, pain and disability resolved. Mild to moderate injection-site reactions were common and were sometimes associated with lipohypertrophy. Low anti-asfotase alfa antibody titers were noted in all patients. No evidence emerged for clinically important ectopic calcification or treatment resistance. Conclusions. Asfotase alfa enzyme replacement therapy has substantial and sustained efficacy with a good safety profile for children suffering from HPP. Trial Registration. NCT00952484 ( and NCT01203826 ( Funding. Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Fosfatase Alcalina/uso terapêutico , Hipofosfatasia/tratamento farmacológico , Imunoglobulina G/uso terapêutico , Proteínas Recombinantes de Fusão/uso terapêutico , Fosfatase Alcalina/deficiência , Fosfatase Alcalina/genética , Criança , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Qualidade de Vida
AAOHN J ; 53(4): 172-6, 2005 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-15853293


Occupational health nurses are in the unique position to influence health in the work force. To maximize this positive health influence, occupational health nurses should develop the skills of emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence includes awareness of self and others and empathy. These behaviors are congruent with the mission of nursing because they improve health outcomes. Occupational health nurses who are emotionally intelligent have improved relationships with others, an important aspect of the nursing role. Emotional intelligence can be developed. The process begins with self-awareness, enhanced through self-care behaviors, such as exercise and journaling. Reading popular self-help literature also can improve self-awareness. After a nurse becomes self-aware, the next phase is to develop an awareness of others. This can be learned using the same type of techniques in the self-awareness stage. The final step is the development of empathy. This is the active step using the knowledge developed in the prior two stages. Through discipline and effort, an individual can learn to actively listen to others. This type of listening fosters empathy. By working in a positive, caring environment, personal growth in emotional intelligence can be enhanced (McMullen, 2003). Through the development of emotional intelligence, the nurse can improve personally and professionally, a win-win situation for all involved.

Emoções , Inteligência , Relações Interpessoais , Enfermagem do Trabalho , Humanos , Autoavaliação