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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106557/surgical-results-of-mitral-valve-repair-for-congenital-mitral-valve-stenosis-in-paediatric-patients
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Sungkyu Cho, Woong-Han Kim, Jae Gun Kwak, Jeong Ryul Lee, Yong Jin Kim
OBJECTIVES: Mitral valve (MV) repairs have been performed in paediatric patients with congenital MV stenosis. However, congenital MV stenosis lesions are a heterogeneous group of lesions, and their repair remains challenging. METHODS: From March 1999 to September 2014, MV repair was performed in 22 patients with congenital MV stenosis. The median age was 10.3 months (ranging from 22 days to 9.1 years), and the mean body weight was 7.9 ± 4.0 kg at the time of the operation...
July 4, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796065/a-scoring-system-to-predict-mortality-in-infants-with-esophageal-atresia-a-case-control-study
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Xiao-Wen Li, Ya-Jun Jiang, Xue-Qiu Wang, Jia-Lin Yu, Lu-Quan Li
Esophageal atresia (EA) is a rare anomaly that mandates surgical intervention. Patients with EA often have complicated medical courses due to both esophageal anomalies and related comorbidities. Although several prognostic classification systems have been developed to decrease the mortality rate in EA, most systems focus only on the influence of the major anomaly, and external risk factors that could be influenced by the neonatal caregivers to a certain extent are not included. The aim of this study was to investigate the risk factors for in-hospital mortality in neonates with EA and develop a scoring model to predict mortality...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558024/maternal-age-and-severe-maternal-morbidity-a-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study
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Sarka Lisonkova, Jayson Potts, Giulia M Muraca, Neda Razaz, Yasser Sabr, Wee-Shian Chan, Michael S Kramer
BACKGROUND: One of the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals of 2000 was to reduce maternal mortality by 75% in 15 y; however, this challenge was not met by many industrialized countries. As average maternal age continues to rise in these countries, associated potentially life-threatening severe maternal morbidity has been understudied. Our primary objective was to examine the associations between maternal age and severe maternal morbidities. The secondary objective was to compare these associations with those for adverse fetal/infant outcomes...
May 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439070/clinical-and-microbiological-characteristics-and-impact-of-therapeutic-strategies-on-the-outcomes-of-children-with-candidemia
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Ming-Horng Tsai, Jen-Fu Hsu, Shih-Ming Chu, Pey-Jium Chang, Mei-Yin Lai, I-Hsyuan Wu, Hsuan-Rong Huang, Ming-Chou Chiang, Ren-Huei Fu, Jang-Jih Lu
We aimed to determine the clinical and microbiological characteristics of Candida bloodstream infections in children and the impact of therapeutic strategies on outcomes. All pediatric patients with candidemia from a medical center in Taiwan over a 13-year period (2003-2015) were included and a total of 262 patients with 319 episodes of candidemia were analyzed. Overall susceptibility to fluconazole was 86.1%. Cumulative mortality at 7 and 30 days after the first episode of candidemia was 13.4% and 25.2%, respectively...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328139/long-term-survival-of-a-patient-with-perlman-syndrome-due-to-novel-compound-heterozygous-missense-mutations-in-rnb-domain-of-dis3l2
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Noriko Soma, Ken Higashimoto, Masaru Imamura, Akihiko Saitoh, Hidenobu Soejima, Keisuke Nagasaki
Perlman syndrome is a rare overgrowth syndrome characterized by polyhydramnios, macrosomia, distinctive facial appearance, renal dysplasia, and a predisposition to Wilms' tumor. The syndrome is often associated with a high neonatal mortality rate and there are few reports of long-term survivors. We studied a 6-year-old Japanese female patient, who was diagnosed with Perlman syndrome, with novel compound heterozygous mutations in DIS3L2 (c.[367-2A > G];[1328T > A]), who has survived long term. Most reported DIS3L2 mutations have been the homozygous deletion of exon 6 or exon 9, and these mutations would certainly have caused the loss of both RNA binding and degradation activity...
April 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211488/differences-in-the-clinical-characteristics-of-early-and-late-onset-necrotizing-enterocolitis-in-full-term-infants-a-retrospective-case-control-study
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Qiu-Yu Li, Yao An, Li Liu, Xue-Qiu Wang, Shi Chen, Zheng-Li Wang, Lu-Quan Li
Information regarding the influence of age at onset on prognosis in full-term infants with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is limited, and identifying differences between the clinical characteristics of early-onset NEC (EO-NEC) and late-onset NEC (LO-NEC) may be helpful in the determination of effective management strategies. In the present study, the medical records of 253 full-term infants with NEC were reviewed, and the clinical characteristics of the EO-NEC group (n = 150) and the LO-NEC group (n = 103) were compared...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922344/predictors-of-mortality-in-a-paediatric-intensive-care-unit-in-kigali-rwanda
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Rosine Nyirasafari, Mark H Corden, Angélique Charlie Karambizi, Jean Claude Kabayiza, Jean Damascene Makuza, Rex Wong, Michael F Canarie
BACKGROUND: The enormous burden of critical illness in resource-limited settings has led to a growing interest in paediatric critical care in these regions. However, published data on the practice of critical care and patient outcomes in these settings are scant. OBJECTIVE: This study sought to identify risk factors associated with mortality in the newly established Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Kigali University Teaching Hospital (KUTH) in Rwanda and test the predictive ability of a newly devised mortality risk score, the modified PRISM (MP) score...
May 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790540/a-randomized-trial-comparing-efficacy-of-bubble-and-ventilator-derived-nasal-cpap-in-very-low-birth-weight-neonates-with-respiratory-distress
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Sheetal Agarwal, Arti Maria, Mahesh K Roy, Ankit Verma
INTRODUCTION: Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) has an established role in the care of Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW) babies with respiratory distress. Bubble CPAP (BCPAP) is a cheap alternative for countries where resources are limited. However, data comparing efficacy of BCPAP with conventional ventilator derived (VCPAP) is limited. AIM: To compare CPAP failure rates between BCPAP and VCPAP among VLBW, with moderate respiratory distress. Secondary objectives were to compare the rates of Intraventricular Haemorrhage (IVH), pulmonary air leaks and deaths between the two groups and determine the predictors of CPAP failure...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27631709/automated-detection-of-sepsis-using-electronic-medical-record-data-a-systematic-review
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Laurel A Despins
Severe sepsis and septic shock are global issues with high mortality rates. Early recognition and intervention are essential to optimize patient outcomes. Automated detection using electronic medical record (EMR) data can assist this process. This review describes automated sepsis detection using EMR data. PubMed retrieved publications between January 1, 2005 and January 31, 2015. Thirteen studies met study criteria: described an automated detection approach with the potential to detect sepsis or sepsis-related deterioration in real or near-real time; focused on emergency department and hospitalized neonatal, pediatric, or adult patients; and provided performance measures or results indicating the impact of automated sepsis detection...
September 13, 2016: Journal for Healthcare Quality: Official Publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27229539/risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-carbapenem-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-the-neonate-a-case-case-control-study
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Anucha Thatrimontrichai, Chirabat Techato, Supaporn Dissaneevate, Waricha Janjindamai, Gunlawadee Maneenil, Supika Kritsaneepaiboon, Pattama Tanaanantarak
BACKGROUND: Carbapenem-resistant and susceptible Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB and CSAB) have emerged as serious threats among critically ill neonates. We aimed to identify the risks and outcomes for CRAB and CSAB ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) compared with a control group. METHODS: We performed a retrospective and case-case-control study in a neonatal intensive care unit between 2009 and 2014. RESULTS: The numbers of patients in the CRAB VAP, CSAB VAP, and control groups were 63, 13, and 25, respectively...
July 2016: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27171076/exchange-transfusion-in-the-treatment-of-neonatal-septic-shock-a-ten-year-experience-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Lorenza Pugni, Andrea Ronchi, Bianca Bizzarri, Dario Consonni, Carlo Pietrasanta, Beatrice Ghirardi, Monica Fumagalli, Stefano Ghirardello, Fabio Mosca
Septic shock, occurring in about 1% of neonates hospitalized in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), is a major cause of death in the neonatal period. In the 1980s and 90s, exchange transfusion (ET) was reported by some authors to be effective in the treatment of neonatal sepsis and septic shock. The main aim of this retrospective study was to compare the mortality rate of neonates with septic shock treated only with standard care therapy (ScT group) with the mortality rate of those treated with ScT and ET (ET group)...
May 9, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27133548/-cardiogenic-shock-due-to-spontaneous-neonatal-thrombosis-of-the-abdominal-aorta
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J Brice, P Venot, M Colinart-Thomas, P Morville
Neonatal arterial thrombosis is unusual and generally associated with an arterial umbilical catheter. Spontaneous aortic thrombosis is exceptional but its severity is related to high mortality rate and renovascular morbidity. We report here the observation of a 10-day-old term infant showing a large abdominal aortic thrombosis revealed by cardiogenic shock induced by systemic arterial hypertension. The resolution was fast following anticoagulant and antihypertensive therapy. Etiologic investigations showed renal failure and moderate hyperhomocysteinemia controlled by a vitamin supplement...
September 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26848884/role-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-adult-respiratory-failure-an-overview
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REVIEW
Suneesh Anand, Divya Jayakumar, Wilbert S Aronow, Dipak Chandy
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) provides complete or partial support of the heart and lungs. Ever since its inception in the 1960s, it has been used across all age groups in the management of refractory respiratory failure and cardiogenic shock. While it has gained widespread acceptance in the neonatal and pediatric physician community, ECMO remains a controversial therapy for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) in adults. Its popularity was revived during the swine flu (H1N1) pandemic and advancements in technology have contributed to its increasing usage...
2016: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26656553/-analysis-of-the-associations-between-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-gene-polymorphism-and-arterial-hypotension-in-premature-infants-with-early-onset-bacterial-infections
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E Kovaleva, V Pokhylko, Yu Chernyavskaya, E Kalyuzka, V Poltoropavlov
The rate of neonatal sepsis is not reduced varying inversely proportional to the gestational age at birth, and may reach 60% in the most immature infants. The high mortality rate of this disease and adverse neurological effects are associated with the development of cardiovascular changes and shock. The main leadership role in the regulation of blood pressure and blood volume in the body plays a renin-angiotensin system. Synthesis of angiotensin-converting enzyme is regulated by the ACE gene. The aim of the study was to identify and analyze the associations between the development of arterial hypotension in premature infants and insertion-deletion (I/D) polymorphism of the ACE gene...
November 2015: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26490967/fc-gamma-receptor-iia-cd32a-r131-polymorphism-as-a-marker-of-genetic-susceptibility-to-sepsis
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Jaqueline Beppler, Patrícia Koehler-Santos, Gabriela Pasqualim, Ursula Matte, Clarice Sampaio Alho, Fernando Suparregui Dias, Thayne Woycinck Kowalski, Irineu Tadeu Velasco, Renato C Monteiro, Fabiano Pinheiro da Silva
Sepsis is a devastating disease that can affect humans at any time between neonates and the elderly and is associated with mortality rates that range from 30 to 80%. Despite intensive efforts, its treatment has remained the same over the last few decades. Fc receptors regulate multiple immune responses and have been investigated in diverse complex diseases. FcγRIIA (CD32A) is an immunoreceptor, tyrosine-based activation motif-bearing receptor that binds immunoglobulin G and C-reactive protein, important opsonins in host defense...
April 2016: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26259626/characteristics-of-neonates-with-culture-proven-bloodstream-infection-who-have-low-levels-of-c-reactive-protein-%C3%A2-10-mg-l
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Mei-Yin Lai, Ming-Horng Tsai, Chiang-Wen Lee, Ming-Chou Chiang, Reyin Lien, Ren-Huei Fu, Hsuan-Rong Huang, Shih-Ming Chu, Jen-Fu Hsu
BACKGROUND: Elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) level is widely used in clinical practice as a marker to distinguish between neonates with or without sepsis. However, some neonates with bacteremia have a CRP level within the normal range and they are not well characterized. METHODS: All episodes of neonatal culture-proven bloodstream infections (BSIs) between July 2004 and June 2012 were enrolled. Patients characteristics were compared for three CRP groups (low, ≤ 10 mg/L; intermediate, 11-100 mg/L; and high, > 100 mg/L) using the Chi-square test and one-way ANOVA...
2015: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26022026/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-acute-kidney-injury-among-the-critically-ill-neonates
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Ayman A El-Badawy, Samuel Makar, Abdel-Rahman A Abdel-Razek, Dalia Abd Elaziz
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a complex disorder with clinical manifestations ranging from mild dysfunction to complete kidney failure. The published literature on the incidence and outcome of AKI in the critically ill neonatal population is scarce. The aim of this study was to evaluate the types, the associated risk factors and short-term outcome of AKI in the critically ill neonates. A cohort study was conducted including 100 critically ill neonates successively admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit...
May 2015: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25940386/impact-of-an-emergency-triage-assessment-and-treatment-etat-based-triage-process-in-the-paediatric-emergency-department-of-a-guatemalan-public-hospital
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Heather L Crouse, Francisco Torres, Henry Vaides, Michael T Walsh, Elise M Ishigami, Andrea T Cruz, Susan B Torrey, Miguel A Soto
BACKGROUND: Triage process implementation has been shown to be effective at improving patient outcomes. This study sought to develop, implement and assess the impact of an Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment (ETAT)-based emergency triage process in the paediatric emergency department (PED) of a public hospital in Guatemala. METHODS: The study was a quality improvement comparison with a before/after design. Uptake was measured by percentage of patients with an assigned triage category...
August 2016: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25823938/predictive-monitoring-for-sepsis-and-necrotizing-enterocolitis-to%C3%A2-prevent-shock
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REVIEW
Brynne A Sullivan, Karen D Fairchild
Despite vigilant clinical assessment of infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), diagnosis of sepsis and necrotizing enterocolitis often does not occur until an infant has significant hemodynamic compromise. Predictive monitoring involves analysis of vital signs and other clinical data to identify infants at highest risk and to detect early-stage illness, leading to timelier treatment and improved outcomes. The first vital-sign predictive monitoring device developed for sepsis detection in babies in the NICU is the heart rate characteristics index (HeRO) monitor, which continuously analyzes the electrocardiogram signal for low heart rate variability and transient decelerations...
August 2015: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25783342/incidence-and-prognosis-of-intraabdominal-hypertension-and-abdominal-compartment-syndrome-in-children
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E Divarci, B Karapinar, M Yalaz, O Ergun, A Celik
PURPOSE: Intraabdominal hypertension (IAH) and abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) are associated with high mortality rates in children (40-60%). However, literature lacks comprehensive series in childhood. In this study, we aimed to determine the incidences of IAH and ACS, to identify high risk disorders for the development of IAH/ACS and to decrease ACS-associated mortality by early diagnosis and timely intervention. METHODS: A prospective study was performed between December 2009 and October 2010 in our institution...
March 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
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