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COVID-19 and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Latin American children: a multinational study

Omar Yassef Antunez-Montes, Maria Isabel Escamilla, Augusto Flavio Figueroa-Uribe, Erick Arteaga-Menchaca, Manuel Lavariega-Sarachaga, Perla Salcedo-Lozada, Priscilla Melchior, Rodrigo Berea de Oliveira, Juan Carlos Tirado Caballero, Hernando Pinzon Redondo, Laura Vanessa Montes Fontalvo, Roger Hernandez, Carolin Chavez, Francisco Eduardo Campos, Fadia Uribe, Olguita del Aguila, JORGE ALBERTO RIOS AIDA, Andrea Parra Buitrago, Lina Maria Betancur Londono, Leon Felipe Mendoza Vega, Carolina Almeida Hernandez, Michela Sali, JULIAN HIGUITA PALACIO, Jessica Gomez-Vargas, Adriana Yock Corrales, Danilo Buonsenso,

<h4>Background: </h4> To date, there are no comprehensive data on pediatric COVID19 from Latin America. This study aims to assess COVID-19 and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS C) in Latin American children, in order to appropriately plan and allocate resources to face the pandemic on a local and International lever ... Read more >>

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COVID-19 and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Latin American Children: A Multinational Study.

Omar Yassef Antúnez-Montes, Maria Isabel Escamilla, Augusto Flavio Figueroa-Uribe, Erick Arteaga-Menchaca, Manuel Lavariega-Saráchaga, Perla Salcedo-Lozada, Priscilla Melchior, Rodrigo Beréa de Oliveira, Juan Carlos Tirado Caballero, Hernando Pinzon Redondo, Laura Vanessa Montes Fontalvo, Roger Hernandez, Carolina Chavez, Francisco Campos, Fadia Uribe, Olguita Del Aguila, Jorge Alberto Rios Aida, Andrea Parra Buitrago, Lina Maria Betancur Londoño, León Felipe Mendoza Vega, Carolina Almeida Hernández, Michela Sali, Julian Esteban Higuita Palacio, Jessica Gomez-Vargas, Adriana Yock-Corrales, Danilo Buonsenso,

<h4>Background</h4>To date, there are no comprehensive data on pediatric COVID-19 from Latin America. This study aims to assess COVID-19 and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) in Latin American children, to appropriately plan and allocate resources to face the pandemic on a local and international level.<h4>Methods</h4>Ambispective multicenter cohort study from 5 Latin ... Read more >>

Pediatr Infect Dis J (The Pediatric infectious disease journal)
[2021, 40(1):e1-e6]

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Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome Surveillance and COVID-19 in Latin America.

Rolando Ulloa-Gutierrez, Gabriela Ivankovich-Escoto, Adriana Yock-Corrales, Adriana H Tremoulet,

Pediatr Infect Dis J (The Pediatric infectious disease journal)
[2020, 39(12):e473-e474]

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Antibiotic prescriptions in children with COVID-19 and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome: a multinational experience in 990 cases from Latin America

Adriana Yock-Corrales, Jacopo Lenzi, Rolando Ulloa-Gutiérrez, Jessica Gómez-Vargas, Antúnez-Montes Omar Yassef, Jorge Alberto Rios Aida, Olguita del Aguila, Erick Arteaga-Menchaca, Francisco Campos, Fadia Uribe, Andrea Parra Buitrago, Lina Maria Betancur Londoño, Martin Brizuela, Danilo Buonsenso,

<h4>Background</h4> To date, there are no comprehensive data on antibiotic use in children with COVID-19 and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C). <h4>Methods</h4> Multicenter cohort study from 5 Latin American countries. Children 17 years of age or younger with microbiologically confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection or fulfilling MIS-C definition were included. Antibiotic prescriptions were ... Read more >>

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Pediatric Critical Care Transport: Survey of Current State in Latin America. Latin American Society of Pediatric Intensive Care Transport Committee.

Adriana Yock-Corrales, Nils Casson, Giordano Sosa-Soto, Renan A Orellana,

Transport of the critically ill and injured pediatric patient often represents a challenge especially in resource-limited setting. The regional hospitals in many parts of the world may not be fully equipped to treat children with complex medical needs. The aim of this survey was to described current practices for personnel ... Read more >>

Pediatr Emerg Care (Pediatric emergency care)
[2020, :]

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Epidemiology, Etiology and Clinical Aspects of Childhood Acute Encephalitis in a Tertiary Pediatric Hospital in Costa Rica.

Fabricio Sevilla-Acosta, Alfonso Gutiérrez-Mata, Adriana Yock-Corrales, Sixto Bogantes-Ledezma, Cristian Pérez-Corrales, Kattia Camacho-Badilla,

<h4>Background</h4>Limited data are available on childhood encephalitis in Latin America. Our study aimed to increase insight on clinical presentation, etiology and outcome of children with acute encephalitis in Costa Rica.<h4>Methods</h4>We conducted a prospective, observational study during an 8-month period at the Hospital Nacional de Niños "Dr. Carlos Sáenz Herrera" in ... Read more >>

Pediatr Infect Dis J (The Pediatric infectious disease journal)
[2020, :]

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[Epidemiology, clinical manifestations and microbiology of children with necrotizing fasciitis in a Costa Rican pediatric hospital].

Gabriela Naranjo-Zúñiga, Adriana Yock-Corrales, Cinthya Mora-Mesén, Marisol Campos-Villalobos, Rolando Ulloa-Gutierrez,

<h4>Background</h4>Despite the significant associated morbidity of necrotizing fasciitis (NF), few studies have been published and this is the larger pediatric series in Latin America.<h4>Aim</h4>To describe the epidemiology, clinical characteristics and microbiology of NF in Costa Rican children.<h4>Methods</h4>Review of clinical and pathological records, period April 2002 to April 2014, in patients ... Read more >>

Rev Chilena Infectol (Revista chilena de infectologia : organo oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectologia)
[2020, 37(4):446-449]

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Acute severe paediatric asthma: study protocol for the development of a core outcome set, a Pediatric Emergency Networks (PERN) study

Simon Craig, Franz Babl, Stuart Dalziel, Charmaine Gray, Colin Powell, Khalid Al Ansari, Mark Lyttle, Damian Roland, Javier Benito, Roberto Velasco, Julia Hoeffe, Diana Moldovan, Graham Thompson, Suzanne Schuh, Joseph Zorc, Maria Kwok, Prashant Mahajan, Michael Johnson, Robert Sapien, Kajal Khanna, Pedro Rino, Javier Prego, Adriana Yock-Corrales, Ricardo Fernandes, Indumuthay Santhanam, Baljit Cheema, Gene Ong, Shu-Ling Chong, Andis Graudins,

<h4>Background: </h4> Acute severe childhood asthma is an infrequent, but potentially life-threatening emergency presentation. There is a wide range of different approaches to this condition, with very little supporting evidence, leading to significant variation in practice. To improve knowledge in this area, there must first be consensus on how to ... Read more >>

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How Are Clinicians Treating Children With Sepsis in Emergency Departments in Latin America?: An International Multicenter Survey.

Guillermo A Kohn-Loncarica, Ana L Fustiñana, Roberto M Jabornisky, Sonia V Pavlicich, Javier Prego-Pettit, Adriana Yock-Corrales, Consuelo R Luna-Muñoz, Nils A Casson, Eugenia A Álvarez-Gálvez, Ibelice R Zambrano, Cristina Contreras-Núñez, César M Santos, Guadalupe Paniagua-Lantelli, Camilo E Gutiérrez, Sérgio L Amantea, Sebastián González-Dambrauskas, María José Sánchez, Pedro B Rino, Santiago Mintegi, Niranjan Kissoon, ,

<h4>Objective</h4>Guidelines adherence in emergency departments (EDs) relies partly on the availability of resources to improve sepsis care and outcomes. Our objective was to assess the management of pediatric septic shock (PSS) in Latin America's EDs and to determine the impact of treatment coordinated by a pediatric emergency specialist (PEMS) versus ... Read more >>

Pediatr Emerg Care (Pediatric emergency care)
[2019, :]

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Presentation of Acute Childhood Stroke in a Tertiary Pediatric Emergency Department.

Adriana Yock-Corrales, Flory Varela-Bulgarelli, Cary Barboza, Alfonso Gutierrez-Mata, Mark T Mackay, Franz Babl,

<h4>Objectives</h4>The aim was to describe clinical presentation, management, and outcomes of stroke in a tertiary emergency department (ED) of a developing country.<h4>Methodology</h4>Retrospective case series of patients aged 1 month to 18 years presenting to an ED with radiological confirmed acute stroke during a 7-year period were studied.<h4>Results</h4>Ninety-five patients were identified. ... Read more >>

Pediatr Emerg Care (Pediatric emergency care)
[2018, 34(8):552-557]

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Differentiating arterial ischaemic stroke from migraine in the paediatric emergency department.

Mark T Mackay, Michelle Lee, Adriana Yock-Corrales, Leonid Churilov, Geoffrey A Donnan, Paul Monagle, Franz E Babl,

<h4>Aim</h4>To estimate the strengths of association between clinical features and migraine or arterial ischaemic stroke (AIS) in children presenting to the emergency department.<h4>Method</h4>Eighty-four children with migraine, prospectively recruited from 2009 to 2010, were compared with 55 children with AIS, prospectively/retrospectively recruited from 2003 to 2010. Odds ratios were calculated via ... Read more >>

Dev Med Child Neurol (Developmental medicine and child neurology)
[2018, 60(11):1117-1122]

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Latin American Consensus for Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 2017: Latin American Pediatric Critical Care Society Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Committee.

Jesús López-Herce, Enma Almonte, Manuel Alvarado, Norma Beatriz Bogado, Mariana Cyunel, Raffo Escalante, Christiane Finardi, Gustavo Guzmán, Juan C Jaramillo-Bustamante, Claudia C Madrid, Martha Matamoros, Luis Augusto Moya, Grania Obando, Gaspar Reboredo, Lissette R López, Christian Scheu, Alejandro Valenzuela, Rocío Yerovi, Adriana Yock-Corrales,

OBJECTIVES:To develop a Latin American Consensus about Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. To clarify, reinforce, and adapt some specific recommendations for pediatric patients and to stimulate the implementation of these recommendations in clinical practice. DESIGN:Expert consensus recommendations with Delphi methodology. SETTING:Latin American countries. SUBJECTS:Experts in pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation from 19 Latin American ... Read more >>

Pediatr Crit Care Med (Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies)
[2018, 19(3):e152-e156]

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Accuracy and Reliability of Stroke Diagnosis in the Pediatric Emergency Department.

Mark T Mackay, Adriana Yock-Corrales, Leonid Churilov, Paul Monagle, Geoffrey A Donnan, Franz E Babl,

<h4>Background and purpose</h4>Access to acute stroke interventions in the emergency department (ED) relies on correct clinical diagnosis. Our aims were to determine the accuracy and reliability of pediatric ED physician diagnosis of childhood stroke and other conditions presenting with brain attack symptoms.<h4>Methods</h4>Prospective study of consecutive children aged 1 month to ... Read more >>

Stroke (Stroke)
[2017, 48(5):1198-1202]

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Differentiating Childhood Stroke From Mimics in the Emergency Department.

Mark T Mackay, Adriana Yock-Corrales, Leonid Churilov, Paul Monagle, Geoffrey A Donnan, Franz E Babl,

<h4>Background and purpose</h4>Clinical identification of stroke in the pediatric emergency department is critical for improving access to hyperacute therapies. We identified key clinical features associated with childhood stroke or transient ischemic attack compared with mimics.<h4>Methods</h4>Two hundred and eighty consecutive children presenting to the emergency department with mimics, prospectively recruited over ... Read more >>

Stroke (Stroke)
[2016, 47(10):2476-2481]

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Hydropneumothorax in Children: A Rare Complication of a Bacterial Pneumonia.

Carolina Ortega, Carla Gonzales, Manuel E Soto-Martinez, Adriana Yock-Corrales,

Hydropneumothorax is an uncommon presentation of a complicated pneumonia, and very few cases in the pediatric population have been reported. This is a case of a 5-month-old patient who presented to the emergency department (ED) with a three-day history of fever, diarrhea, and respiratory distress. His initial assessment suggested a ... Read more >>

Case Rep Pediatr (Case reports in pediatrics)
[2016, 2016:8097105]

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Infective endocarditis at Costa Rica's children's hospital, 2000-2011.

Adriana Yock-Corrales, Andrés Segreda-Constenla, Rolando Ulloa-Gutierrez,

Few reports of infective endocarditis in Latin American children have been published. We describe the epidemiology of infective endocarditis at the only pediatric tertiary hospital in Costa Rica. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus rate was isolated in 44% of cases. The case fatality rate was 23%. ... Read more >>

Pediatr Infect Dis J (The Pediatric infectious disease journal)
[2014, 33(1):104-106]

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Stroke and nonstroke brain attacks in children.

Mark T Mackay, Zhi Kai Chua, Michelle Lee, Adriana Yock-Corrales, Leonid Churilov, Paul Monagle, Geoffrey A Donnan, Franz E Babl,

<h4>Objectives</h4>To determine symptoms, signs, and etiology of brain attacks in children presenting to the emergency department (ED) as a first step for developing a pediatric brain attack pathway.<h4>Methods</h4>Prospective observational study of children aged 1 month to 18 years with brain attacks (defined as apparently abrupt-onset focal brain dysfunction) and ongoing ... Read more >>

Neurology (Neurology)
[2014, 82(16):1434-1440]

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Fatal Necrotizing Fasciitis in a Child following a Blunt Chest Trauma.

Yohel Ocaña, Rolando Ulloa-Gutierrez, Adriana Yock-Corrales,

Necrotizing fasciitis is a serious soft tissue infection rarely occurring in children after blunt trauma. Due to its high morbidity and mortality rates, a high index of suspicion is necessary for prompt diagnosis and treatment. We describe a 6-year-old Costa Rican girl who died secondary to multiple complications following a ... Read more >>

Case Rep Pediatr (Case reports in pediatrics)
[2013, 2013:373712]

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The role of imaging studies for evaluation of stroke in children.

Adriana Yock-Corrales, Peter Barnett,

Stroke is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in children and long-term neurological deficits. Although cerebrovascular disorders occur less often in children than in adults, recognition of stroke in children has probably increased because of the widespread application of noninvasive diagnostic studies such as magnetic resonance imaging and computed ... Read more >>

Pediatr Emerg Care (Pediatric emergency care)
[2011, 27(10):966-74; quiz 975-7]

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Can the FAST and ROSIER adult stroke recognition tools be applied to confirmed childhood arterial ischemic stroke?

Adriana Yock-Corrales, Franz E Babl, Ian T Mosley, Mark T Mackay,

<h4>Background</h4>Stroke recognition tools have been shown to improve diagnostic accuracy in adults. Development of a similar tool in children is needed to reduce lag time to diagnosis. A critical first step is to determine whether adult stoke scales can be applied in childhood stroke.Our objective was to assess the applicability ... Read more >>

BMC Pediatr (BMC pediatrics)
[2011, 11:93]

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Acute childhood arterial ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke in the emergency department.

Adriana Yock-Corrales, Mark T Mackay, Ian Mosley, Wirginia Maixner, Franz E Babl,

<h4>Study objective</h4>Little is known about the presenting features of acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke in children presenting to the emergency department (ED). Yet, initial clinical assessment is a key step in the management pathway of stroke. We describe the presentation in the ED of children with confirmed acute ischemic and ... Read more >>

Ann Emerg Med (Annals of emergency medicine)
[2011, 58(2):156-163]

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Management of severe asthma in children.

Adriana Yock Corrales, Manuel Soto-Martinez, Mike Starr,

<h4>Background</h4>Asthma is the most common chronic disease of childhood and the leading cause of childhood morbidity from chronic disease. When uncontrolled, asthma can place significant limits on daily life, and is sometimes fatal.<h4>Objective</h4>This article describes the initial assessment and management of status asthmaticus in children.<h4>Discussion</h4>Status asthmaticus is a medical emergency ... Read more >>

Aust Fam Physician (Australian family physician)
[2011, 40(1-2):35-38]

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Assessment of the unwell child.

Adriana Yock Corrales, Mike Starr,

<h4>Background</h4>Children present to general practitioners with a wide range of problems, but most of the time they are not particularly unwell. Children with a more serious illness often compensate very well initially, so there is a risk that their illness will be overlooked or underestimated.<h4>Objective</h4>To outline the early recognition and ... Read more >>

Aust Fam Physician (Australian family physician)
[2010, 39(5):270-275]

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