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paediatric cardiology

Venkataramana Kandi, Parimala Reddy Basireddy
Introduction Medical education involves training necessary to become a physician or a surgeon. This includes various levels of training like undergraduate, internship, and postgraduate training. Medical education can be quite complex, since it involves training in pre-clinical subjects (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry), the para-clinical subjects (microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, and forensic medicine), and a discrete group of clinical subjects that include general medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, ear, nose and throat specialization, paediatrics, cardiology, pulmonology, dermatology, ophthalmology, and orthopaedics, and many other clinical specializations and super specialities (cardio-thoracic surgery, neurosurgery, etc...
January 5, 2018: Curēus
S Kottou, N Kollaros, C Plemmenos, I Mastorakou, S C Apostolopoulou, V Tsapaki
This study aimed to evaluate paediatric radiation doses in a dedicated cardiology hospital, with the objective of characterising patterns in dose variation. The ultimate purpose was to define Local (Institutional) Diagnostic Reference Levels (LDRLs) for different types of paediatric cardiac interventional procedures (IC), according to patient age. From a total of 710 cases performed during three consecutive years, by operators with more than 15 years of experience, the age was noted in only 477 IC procedures...
February 2018: Physica Medica: PM
Peter Fritsch, Robert Dalla Pozza, Doris Ehringer-Schetitska, Eero Jokinen, Vesna Herceg, Erzsebet Hidvegi, Renate Oberhoffer, Andreas Petropoulos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 10, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
Jeffrey D Dayton, Alan M Groves, Julie S Glickstein, Patrick A Flynn
Simulation is used in many aspects of medical training but less so for echocardiography instruction in paediatric cardiology. We report our experience with the introduction of simulator-based echocardiography training at Weill Cornell Medicine for paediatric cardiology fellows of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia University and Weill Cornell Medicine. Knowledge of CHD and echocardiographic performance improved following simulation-based training. Simulator training in echocardiography can be an effective addition to standard training for paediatric cardiology trainees...
January 8, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
Ahmad S Azhar, Zaher F Zaher, Noran M Abu-Ouf, Jameel Al-Ata, Sara Taisir A Alsheblie
Objective: To assess the implementation and efficiency of medical education among the caregivers of children with congenital heart disease (CHD) and to investigate its success factors. Material and method: A cross-sectional study was conducted from February 2014 to March 2014 in a tertiary healthcare center. Study included 120 caregivers of children with CHD visiting the Paediatric Cardiology Clinic that included 93% mothers, aged 31.72 ± 6.67 years, 38.3% Saudi citizens and 45...
January 2018: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
Tom R Karl, Gerard R Martin, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Gil Wernovsky
In this report, the authors prepared an opinion poll regarding the most important people, events, technologies, concepts, discoveries, and therapies in paediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery. The results were presented in continuous slide show format at the 2017 Seventh World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery (WCPCCS 2017), Barcelona, Spain. The presentation (under international copyright) is made available herein for educational purposes.
December 2017: Cardiology in the Young
Mitchell I Cohen, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Sertac Cicek
The 1st World Congress of Paediatric Cardiology was held in London, United Kingdom, in 1980, organised by Dr Jane Somerville and Prof. Fergus Macartney. The idea was that of Jane Somerville, who worked with enormous energy and enthusiasm to bring together paediatric cardiologists and surgeons from around the world. The 2nd World Congress of Paediatric Cardiology took place in New York in 1985, organised by Bill Rashkind, Mary Ellen Engle, and Eugene Doyle. The 3rd World Congress of Paediatric Cardiology was held in Bangkok, Thailand, in 1989, organised by Chompol Vongraprateep...
December 2017: Cardiology in the Young
Rodney C G Franklin, Marie J Béland, Steven D Colan, Henry L Walters, Vera D Aiello, Robert H Anderson, Frédérique Bailliard, Jeffrey R Boris, Meryl S Cohen, J William Gaynor, Kristine J Guleserian, Lucile Houyel, Marshall L Jacobs, Amy L Juraszek, Otto N Krogmann, Hiromi Kurosawa, Leo Lopez, Bohdan J Maruszewski, James D St Louis, Stephen P Seslar, Shubhika Srivastava, Giovanni Stellin, Christo I Tchervenkov, Paul M Weinberg, Jeffrey P Jacobs
An internationally approved and globally used classification scheme for the diagnosis of CHD has long been sought. The International Paediatric and Congenital Cardiac Code (IPCCC), which was produced and has been maintained by the International Society for Nomenclature of Paediatric and Congenital Heart Disease (the International Nomenclature Society), is used widely, but has spawned many "short list" versions that differ in content depending on the user. Thus, efforts to have a uniform identification of patients with CHD using a single up-to-date and coordinated nomenclature system continue to be thwarted, even if a common nomenclature has been used as a basis for composing various "short lists"...
December 2017: Cardiology in the Young
Devyani Chowdhury
The Seventh World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology was held in Barcelona in July, 2017. The central philosophy of the congress was "bridging together" all major specialties in the field. This article summarises the highlights of the meeting as it relates to ambulatory paediatric cardiology. There is a now a more unified approach to children with CHD, including assessment of neuro-developmental outcomes. The new World Heart Foundation criteria for the diagnosis of rheumatic fever remain controversial...
December 2017: Cardiology in the Young
Richard A Jonas
In the opening plenary address of the 2017 7th World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery the author, who represented the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery at the Congress and is currently the Society's president, described the history of the formation of the World Society. He listed accomplishments of the World Society including publication of the only journal devoted to congenital cardiac surgery, development of a global database, and convening several international conferences dating back to the inaugural conference in Washington, DC in 2007...
December 2017: Cardiology in the Young
Rachael Cordina, Subha Nasir Ahmad, Irina Kotchetkova, Gry Eveborn, Lynne Pressley, Julian Ayer, Richard Chard, David Tanous, Peter Robinson, Jens Kilian, John E Deanfield, David S Celermajer
Aims: Improved survival has resulted in increasing numbers and complexity of adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD). International guidelines recommend specialized care but many patients are still not managed at dedicated ACHD centres. This study analysed referral sources and appropriateness of management for patients referred to our tertiary ACHD Centre over the past 3 years. Methods and results: We compared differences in care between patients referred from paediatric/ACHD-trained vs...
December 8, 2017: European Heart Journal
Carlos Ubeda, Eliseo Vano, Luisa Salazar, Viviana Retana, Freddys Santos, Rafael Gutierrez, Carlos Manterola
The goal of the present study is to propose a set of national diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) for paediatric interventional cardiology (IC) procedures classified by age and weight in Costa Rica and to estimate the collective dose to the paediatric population deriving from these intervention practices. The data collection period was from May 2016 to May 2017. National DRLs were set as the third quartile of patient dose data distributions for kerma area-product (KAP) values. A sample of 154 paediatric IC procedures (collected in the national paediatric hospital with a single x-ray system) was used and divided into four age ranges and five weight ranges...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
Lydia Villa, Brent Bjornsen, Heather Giacone, Erica M Weidler, Ekta Bajaj, Andrew Muth, Melanie Kennedy, Timothy Flood, Dianna Contreras, Joseph Spadafino, Ashish Shah
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to identify locations of births in Arizona with critical CHD, as well as to assess the current use of pulse-oximetry screening and capacities of birth centres to manage a positive screen. Study design Infants (n=487) with a potentially critical CHD were identified from the Arizona Department of Health Services from 2012 and 2013; charts were retrospectively reviewed. Diagnosis was confirmed using echocardiographies. ArcGIS was used to generate maps to visualise the location of treating facility and mother's residence...
October 11, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
Peter Fritsch, Robert Dalla Pozza, Doris Ehringer-Schetitska, Eero Jokinen, Vesna Herceg, Erzsebet Hidvegi, Renate Oberhoffer, Andreas Petropoulos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Cardiology in the Young
Aedin Ryan, Sophie Duignan, Damien Kenny, Colin J McMahon
Hidden traps in decision making have been long recognised in the behavioural economics community. Yet we spend very limited, if any time, analysing our decision-making processes in medicine and paediatric cardiology. Systems 1 and 2 thought processes differentiate between rapid emotional thoughts and slow deliberate rational thoughts. For fairly clear cut medical decisions, in-depth analysis may not be needed, but in our field of paediatric cardiology it is not uncommon for challenging cases and occasionally 'simple' cases to generate significant debate and uncertainty as to the best decision...
January 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
Debra Isaac, Vikhashni Nagesh, Alexandra Bell, Rodrigo Soto, Marisa Seepersaud, Kimberley Myers, Saif Zahir
Background: Children with congenital heart disease (CHD) in Guyana have not historically been managed with timely intervention, increasing the likelihood of serious, irreversible complications. In 2014, a pediatric cardiology clinical program (Guyana Paediatric Cardiology Steering Committee [GPCSC]) and partnership with International Children's Heart Foundation (BabyHeart) was developed to improve CHD care. Objectives: To describe the characteristics of CHD in Guyanese children and to determine the impact of GPCSC on CHD outcomes...
2017: Global Pediatric Health
Stuart Vb McLay, David McCutcheon, Glenn Arendts, Stephen Pj Macdonald, Daniel M Fatovich
OBJECTIVES: To determine the priorities for emergency medicine research of patients currently in an ED and to compare their priorities with those of ACEM researchers. METHODS: A survey of current patients in the EDs of Royal Perth Hospital and Armadale Health Service. Patients gave their reason for presentation, suggested three important research priorities for emergency medicine and ranked their top 5 choices from a pre-specified list published by the ACEM researchers...
September 21, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
Carlo Caffarelli, Francesca Santamaria, Dora Di Mauro, Carla Mastrorilli, Silvia Montella, Sergio Bernasconi
This review reports main progresses in various pediatric issues published in Italian Journal of Pediatrics and in international journals in 2016. New insights in clinical features or complications of several disorders may be useful for our better understanding. They comprise severe asthma, changing features of lupus erythematosus from birth to adolescence, celiac disease, functional gastrointestinal disorders, Moebius syndrome, recurrent pneumonia. Risk factors for congenital heart defects, Kawasaki disease have been widely investigated...
September 16, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
Brian McCrossan, Nicola McCay
There is an old adage in paediatric cardiology that, despite the high prevalence and wide spectrum of CHD, transposition of the great arteries does not occur in trisomy 21. We present a case of transposition of the great arteries, ventricular septal defect, and pulmonary stenosis in a patient with trisomy 21.
October 2017: Cardiology in the Young
Paweł Balsam, Piotr Lodziński, Agata Tymińska, Krzysztof Ozierański, Łukasz Januszkiewicz, Renata Główczyńska, Katarzyna Wesołowska, Michał Peller, Radosław Pietrzak, Tomasz Książczyk, Sonia Borodzicz, Łukasz Kołtowski, Mariusz Borkowski, Bożena Werner, Grzegorz Opolski, Marcin Grabowski
BACKGROUND: Today, the main challenge for researchers is to develop new technologies which may help to improve the diagnoses of cardiovascular disease (CVD), thereby reducing healthcare costs and improving the quality of life for patients. This study aims to show the utility of biomedical shirt-based electrocardiography (ECG) monitoring of patients with CVD in different clinical situations using the Nuubo® ECG (nECG) system. METHODS: An investigator-initiated, multicentre, prospective observational study was carried out in a cardiology (adult and paediatric) and cardiac rehabilitation wards ...
August 25, 2017: Cardiology Journal
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