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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639149/safety-feasibility-results-and-economic-impact-of-common-interventional-procedures-in-a-low-volume-region-of-the-united-states
#1
Aaron Clem, Sami Awadallah, Zahid Amin
The aim of the study was to evaluate the safety, feasibility, and economic benefit of a high-volume operator performing common interventional procedures in a rural region of the United States (U.S.). Rural areas of the U.S., even with well-equipped cardiac catheterization laboratories, may not have a full-time pediatric interventional cardiologist (PIC); this requires patients to travel out of state even for simple interventions. Since 2005, we have adopted a policy of performing cardiac catheterizations and common interventional procedures with a visiting PIC...
June 21, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637222/risk-factors-for-the-development-of-delayed-tsh-elevation-in-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-nicu-newborns
#2
Amnon Zung, Rachel Bier Palmon, Agneta Golan, Mara Troitzky, Smadar Eventov-Friedman, Ronella Marom, Rimona Keidar, Neri Kats, Shlomo Almashanu, Orna Flidel-Rimon
Context: Delayed TSH elevation (dTSH) is defined as elevated TSH in the second neonatal screen (following normal TSH in the initial screen) in premature, low-birth-weight and sick newborns, mostly in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) setting. The pathogenesis of dTSH is elusive. Objective: To identify risk factors for dTSH development among newborns in the NICU. Design: setting and patients: A retrospective chart review of neonates with dTSH was conducted in eight university-affiliated NICUs...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635420/the-most-common-comorbidities-in-dandy-walker-syndrome-patients-a-systematic-review-of-case-reports
#3
Emelina Stambolliu, Myrsini Ioakeim-Ioannidou, Kimonas Kontokostas, Maria Dakoutrou, Antonis A Kousoulis
OBJECTIVE: Dandy-Walker syndrome (DWS) is a rare neurologic multi-entity malformation. This review aimed at reporting its main nonneurologic comorbidities. METHODS: Following PRISMA guidelines, search in Medline was conducted (2000-2014, keyword: dandy-walker). Age, sex, country, DWS type, consanguinity or siblings with DWS, and recorded coexistent conditions (by ICD10 category) were extracted for 187 patients (46.5% male, 43% from Asia) from 168 case reports. RESULTS: Diagnosis was most often set in <1 year old (40...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625795/-right-side-aortic-arch-with-aberrant-left-subclavian-artery-and-kommerell-s-diverticulum-a-cause-of-vascular-ring
#4
Tania Tamayo-Espinosa, Julio Erdmenger-Orellana, Rosario Becerra-Becerra, Norma Balderrabano-Saucedo, Begoña Segura-Standford
The right-side aortic arch may be associated with aberrant left subclavian artery, in some cases this artery originates from an aneurismal dilatation of the aorta called Kommerell diverticulum. We report 2 cases of vascular ring formed by a right-side aortic arch, anomalous left subclavian artery, Kommerell's diverticulum and left patent ductus arteriosus.
June 15, 2017: Archivos de Cardiología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625190/association-between-early-echocardiography-therapy-for-patent-ductus-arteriosus-and-outcomes-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants
#5
Jan Hau Lee, Rachel G Greenberg, Bin H Quek, Reese H Clark, Matthew M Laughon, P Brian Smith, Christoph P Hornik
BACKGROUND: In very low birth weight infants, persistence of a patent ductus arteriosus results in morbidity and mortality. Therapies to close the ductus are effective, but clinical outcomes may depend on the accuracy of diagnosis and the timing of administration. The objective of the present study was to characterise the association between early echocardiography, therapy for patent ductus arteriosus, and outcomes in very low birth weight infants. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study used electronic health record data on inborn infants of gestational age ⩽28 weeks and birth weight <1500 g who were discharged after day of life 7 from 362 neonatal ICU from 1997 to 2013...
June 19, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621803/absent-pulmonary-valve-syndrome-diagnosis-associations-and-outcome-in-71-prenatally-diagnosed-cases
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Roland Axt-Fliedner, Andrii Kurkevych, Maciej Slodki, Maria Respondek-Liberska, Katarzyna Zych-Krekora, Rüdiger Stressig, Jochen Ritgen, Guiseppe Rizzo, Martin Krapp, Luc de Catte, Gunther Mielke, Stephan Bosselmann, Mathias Meyer-Wittkopf, Andrea Kawecki, Aline Wolter, Marios Mamalis, Christian Enzensberger
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the spectrum of prenatally diagnosed absent pulmonary valve syndrome (APVS) and the outcome from diagnosis onwards. Fetuses with APVS and tetralogy of Fallot (TOF/APVS) and with APVS and intact ventricular septum (APVS/IVS) were included. METHOD: Multicenter retrospective study of the International Prenatal Cardiology Collaboration Group (IPCCG). Clinical and echocardiographic databases of nine referral centers were reviewed from 2012-2016...
June 16, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621552/complete-isolation-of-right-subclavian-artery-supplied-by-the-thoracic-aorta-and-bilateral-patent-ductus-arteriosus
#7
Abdolrahim Ghasemi, Ali Reza Serati, Sepideh Emami, Mohammad Reza Movahed
Disconnection of the subclavian artery from the aortic arch, defined as isolation, is a rare aortic arch anomaly. In this anomaly, loss of continuity between one subclavian artery and the aorta with persistent connection to the homocollateral pulmonary artery through a patent or remnant ductus arteriosus is present. This isolation is almost always seen on the side contralateral to the aortic arch position. Complex cardiac and genetic anomalies are frequently associated with the isolation of a subclavian artery...
June 16, 2017: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617424/outcomes-following-indomethacin-prophylaxis-in-extremely-preterm-infants-in-an-all-referral-nicu
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T D Nelin, E Pena, T Giacomazzi, S Lee, J W Logan, M Moallem, R Bapat, E G Shepherd, L D Nelin
OBJECTIVE: We examined data from a contemporary cohort of extreme prematurity (EP) infants admitted to an all-referral Children's Hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to determine whether prophylactic indomethacin (PI) may continue to benefit these patients. STUDY DESIGN: An observational study utilizing the small baby ICU data registry that was queried for all EP infants admitted between 2005 and 2014 with documentation of PI use (671 total EP infants; 141 (21%) did not receive PI (control); 530 (79%) received PI (PI)...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614229/familial-clustering-of-congenital-deafness-patent-ductus-arteriosus-eisenmenger-complex-and-differential-cyanosis-a-case-report
#9
Ting-Wei Lin, Chih-Wei Tseng, Chi-Yao Huang, Kuo-Yang Wang, Kae-Woei Liang
RATIONALE: Few studies had reported syndromes that include patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) with Eisenmenger syndrome and congenital deafness clustered in male siblings without facial, skeletal, or mental abnormalities. PATIENT CONCERNS: Two brothers, who were deaf and had PDA with Eisenmenger complex, were first seen at our Cardiology clinic at the ages of 25 and 41, respectively. They presented with progressive dyspnea on exertion. Upon physical examination, both brothers had clubbing and/or cyanotic toes, normal fingers, and without facial, skeletal, ophthalmological, or mental abnormalities...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611926/aneurysm-of-the-pulmonary-artery-in-fallot-s-tetralogy
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Kawtar Afrikh, Loua Hattach, Nadia Fellat, Mustapha El Bakkali, Halima Benjelloun
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary artery aneurysms are a rare entity. Etiologies of these findings are multiple, but they are exceptionally associated with Fallot's Tetralogy. In this study, we present an unusual case of an important aneurysm of the left pulmonary artery associated with Fallot's Tetralogy disease. CASE PRESENTATION: A 30-year-old woman has been admitted for dyspnea and cyanosis. The data which had been obtained from echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, and angio-magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) suggested the existence of an important aneurysm of the left pulmonary artery associated with a regular Fallot's disease with a pulmonic stenosis...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609430/polymorphisms-in-cyp2c9-are-associated-with-response-to-indomethacin-among-neonates-with-patent-ductus-arteriosus
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Caitlin J Smith, Kelli K Ryckman, Timothy M Bahr, John M Dagle
BACKGROUND: PDA is a common complication seen in preterm infants. Indomethacin is routinely used to treat PDA. Evidence suggests that indomethacin response is highly heritable. This study investigated the association between SNPs in CYP2C9 and PDA closure in response to indomethacin. METHODS: Six SNPs in CYP2C9 were analyzed for association with indomethacin response. A case-control analysis was performed among neonates who responded to indomethacin (responders) and neonates who required surgical ligation (non-responders)...
June 13, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600155/changes-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus-from-2006-to-2015-in-united-states-neonatal-intensive-care-units
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G Michael Bixler, George C Powers, Reese H Clark, M Whit Walker, Veeral N Tolia
OBJECTIVE: To identify changes in the diagnosis, pharmacotherapy, and surgical ligation of patent ductus arteriosus (PDAs) in infants born premature and report on temporal changes in mortality and morbidity from a large volume of neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in the US. STUDY DESIGN: We queried the Pediatrix Clinical Data Warehouse for all inborn infants without major anomalies born between 23 and 30 weeks' gestation from 2006 to 2015 for a diagnosis of PDA, use of indomethacin or ibuprofen, history of ductal ligation, mortality, and major morbidities...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596379/using-exhaled-co2-to-guide-initial-respiratory-support-at-birth-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Ashley Y Ngan, Po-Yin Cheung, Ann Hudson-Mason, Megan O'Reilly, Sylvia van Os, Manoj Kumar, Khalid Aziz, Georg M Schmölzer
IMPORTANCE: A sustained inflation (SI) provided at birth might reduce bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). OBJECTIVE: This study aims to examine whether an SI-guided exhaled carbon dioxide (ECO2) compared with positive pressure ventilation (PPV) alone at birth decreases BPD. DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial. Infants were randomly allocated to either SI (SI group) or PPV (PPV group). PARTICIPANTS: Participants of this study include infants between 23(+0) and 32(+6) weeks gestation with a need for PPV at birth...
June 8, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595211/-closure-of-wide-patent-ductus-arteriosus-using-a-fenestrated-muscular-vsd-occluder-device-in-a-pediatric-patient-with-down-syndrome-and-pulmonary-hypertension
#14
Osman Güvenç, Murat Saygı, İbrahim Halil Demir, Ender Ödemiş
Patients with wide patent ductus arteriosus and significant pulmonary hypertension not treated in time constitute a significant problem for cardiologists. For these patients, tests that could aid in decision-making for further planning include reversibility and balloon occlusion tests performed in the catheterization laboratory. Devices developed for the closure of ductus as well as different devices with off-label use may be employed in patients scheduled for transcatheter occlusion. When result of reversibility test is borderline positive, the use of fenestrated device may be applicable for selected patients...
June 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594394/risk-of-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drug-associated-renal-dysfunction-among-neonates-diagnosed-with-patent-ductus-arteriosus-and-treated-with-gentamicin
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J E Constance, D Reith, R M Ward, A Balch, C Stockmann, E K Korgenski, E A Thorell, C M T Sherwin
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the risk of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) therapy-associated acute kidney injury (AKI) among neonates diagnosed with patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) who are treated with gentamicin. STUDY DESIGN: Multicenter retrospective observational study of patients ⩽44 postmenstrual weeks of age diagnosed with PDA who received gentamicin during hospitalization between January 2006 and December 2014. Patients with and without NSAID exposure were matched on covariates associated with AKI and NSAID therapy...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592081/-comparison-of-transthoracic-or-percutaneous-balloon-pulmonary-valvuloplasty-in-the-therapy-of-pulmonary-valve-stenosis
#16
Y Q Xie, J Yan, Z D Hua, W B Ouyang, K J Pang, Y B Zhang, G J Zhang, S J Li
Objective: To compare the clinical outcome of patients with pulmonary valve stenosis underwent transthoracic and percutaneous balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty. Methods: Clinical data of 806 patients diagnosed as pulmonary valve stenosis underwent transthoracic(171 patients as group A)or percutaneous balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty (635 patients as Group B) in Fuwai Hospital from February 2006 to January 2016 were analyzed retrospectively. There were 72 males in group A (42.1%) and 344 males in group B (54.2%)...
June 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591961/-diagnostic-value-of-cystain-c-in-contrast-associated-acute-kidney-injury-after-transcatheter-closure-for-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
#17
Yu Peng, Xiao-Lin Hou, Wu-Ran Wei, Xiao-Qing Shi, Peng Xu, Qiu-Hong Luo, Li Li
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the diagnostic value of cystain C (SCys-C) in contrast associated acute kidney injury (AKI) after transcatheter closure for children with congenital heart disease. METHODS: There were 128 children with congenital heart disease (interventricular septal defect or patent ductus arteriosus) underwent transcatheter closure in West China Second University Hospital during 2013. Blood urea nitrogen (BUN), serum creatinine (SCr) and SCys-C were examined before surgery and at 24 and 48 h after surgery...
July 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591192/perinatal-outcomes-and-congenital-heart-defect-prognosis-in-53313-non-selected-perinatal-infants
#18
Donghua Xie, Hua Wang, Zhiyu Liu, Junqun Fang, Tubao Yang, Shujin Zhou, Aihua Wang, Jiabi Qin, Lili Xiong
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate perinatal outcomes and congenital heart defect (CHD) prognosis in a non-selected population. METHODS: The population-based surveillance data used in this assessment of CHDs were based on birth defect surveillance data collected from 2010-2012 in Liuyang City, China. Infants living with CHDs were followed up for 5 years to determine their prognosis. Prevalence, prenatal diagnosis, perinatal outcomes, and total and type-specific prognosis data were assessed using SPSS 18...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579716/clinically-confirmed-congenital-rubella-syndrome-the-role-of-echocardiography
#19
Demeke Mekonnen
BACKGROUND: Congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) affects thousands of children in the developing world because rubella vaccination is not routinely available in most of these countries. Among its many manifestations, congenital heart disease is life threatening. CASE DETAILS: A 9-month-old infant presented with whitish lesions over her left eye. She was evaluated with echocardiography that revealed peripheral pulmonary stenosis and patent ductus arteriosus. She had severe acute malnutrition and clinically confirmed congenital rubella syndrome (CRS)...
March 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576478/intracardiac-echocardiography-use-during-transcatheter-device-closure-of-a-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-a-dog
#20
V Chetboul, C Damoiseaux, L Behr, A Morlet, N S Moise, V Gouni, M Lavennes, J-L Pouchelon, F Laborde, N Borenstein
Intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) is used in humans for percutaneous interventional procedures, such as transcatheter device closures. Intracardiac echocardiography provides high-resolution imaging of cardiac structures with two-dimensional, M-mode, Doppler, and also three-dimensional modalities. The present report describes application of ICE during transcatheter occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus using a canine ductal occluder in a dog for which transesophageal echocardiography could not provide an optimal acoustic window...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
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