Universal Journal of Pediatrics https://www.scipublications.com/journal/index.php/ujp <p>Universal Journal of Pediatrics (UJP) is an international journal dedicated to the latest advancements of Pediatrics. The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in different areas of Pediatrics.</p> en-US Universal Journal of Pediatrics Patient Perspectives on Factors Influencing Initiation of Gynecologic Care https://www.scipublications.com/journal/index.php/ujp/article/view/470 <p>Addressing adolescent and sexual reproductive healthcare is essential to providing young patients with the resources they need to navigate and empower themselves with. However, there is limited data about how often this occurs. Several studies have previously indicated that there is a large gap in accessing this gap in low-income neighborhoods. Our study aims to identify the establishment of gynecologic care among adolescent cisgender women and elucidate potential reasons for seeking or not seeking out care. We approached women in the pediatric emergency room that matched the inclusion criteria set out. Qualitative surveys were conducted until thematic saturation was reached and a cross-section study design was employed. Interviews were analyzed through modified ground theory. The study was conducted at the pediatric emergency department at University Hospital located in Newark, NJ. In 2018 estimates, the Newark population consists of 47.0% Black and 39.2% Hispanic or Latinos. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 27 cisgendered, English-speaking females between ages 18 to 25 presenting to the pediatric emergency room who may or may not have previously established primary care with a gynecologist. Transcriptions were analyzed using modified grounded theory and themes were identified using inductive coding of patient interviews.</p> Nishma Jain Radhika Malhotra Dhvani Shihora Anugya Mittal Kristyn Brandi Copyright (c) 2022 Universal Journal of Pediatrics 2022-10-29 2022-10-29 1 10 Antibiotic treatment for infection with Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli infection inducing a hemolytic uremic syndrome https://www.scipublications.com/journal/index.php/ujp/article/view/559 <p><strong>Background: </strong>Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) inducing hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) with multiple organ involvement is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The treatment has mostly been focused on kidney, respiratory and cardiovascular supports and not against the bacteria that cause STEC-HUS. The use of bactericidal therapy has been shown to be antibiotic dependent and certain antibiotics inhibit the production and release of Shiga toxin, eradicate STEC without harmful effects, and improve outcome. <strong>Methods:</strong> A previously healthy 18-months-old girl with STEC causing severe colitis, kidney failure and multi-organ dysfunction was treated with antibiotics that were known to inhibit the release of Shiga toxin as a supplement to supportive care. <strong>Results</strong>: The antibiotic regime stopped the pathophysiological process with prompt clinical improvement in association with the disappearance of the Shiga toxins. <strong>Conclusions: </strong>The present case report fortifies and recommends appropriate antibiotic treatment during STEC-HUS, suggesting clinicians to consider the use of these in severe STEC-HUS as early as possible.</p> Lars Lindberg Copyright (c) 2023-01-01 2023-01-01 11 15