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Patent ductus arteriosis

Xiaoqing Shi, Xiaoqin Wang, Chuan Wang, Kaiyu Zhou, Yifei Li, Yimin Hua
Pulmonary artery dissection (PAD) is a rare condition with high mortality and has not been reported in patient with infective endocarditis (IE). Here, we report the first case of such patient who experienced PDA and survived after surgical intervention.A 10-year-old female child was diagnosed as IE with a patent ductus arteriosis (PDA) and a vegetation on the left side of pulmonary artery trunk (10 × 5 mm). Following 3-week antibacterial treatment, the body temperature of patient returned to normal, and the size of vegetation reduced (7 × 3 mm)...
May 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Sarosh P Batlivala, Doff B McElhinney, Frank A Pigula, Audrey C Marshall
OBJECTIVE: Isolated pulmonary artery of ductal origin (IPADO) is a rare disease with diverse presentations. Diagnostic and therapeutic approaches vary widely given the low incidence. Reporting additional cases may help inform medical decision making. METHODS: We reviewed diagnostic data--including echocardiography, catheterization, and MRI--and outcomes for all patients with IPADO at our institution. RESULTS: Thirty-seven patients who met inclusion criteria were identified...
November 2014: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Veysel Nijat Baş, Sebnem Ozgelen, Semra Cetinkaya, Zehra Aycan
INTRODUCTION: Extrathyroidal abnormality incidence and especially the incidence of congenital cardiac disease are increased with congenital hypothyroidism. In this present study, it is aimed to evaluate patients who were being followed up for congenital hypothyroidism for accompanying diseases, and to compare impacts of accompanying diseases on prognosis under the light of published articles in the literature. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 400 cases which were diagnosed with, treated and followed up for congenital hypothyroidism in our clinic were retrospectively evaluated...
May 2014: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
Joo Hyun Chang, Dong Ho Park, Jae Pil Shin, In Taek Kim
We report on two cases of bilateral chorioretinal colobomas with ocular anomalies in patients with CHARGE syndrome. In the first case, a female infant was born at 36 + 5 weeks gestation. At birth, the patient demonstrated a small left eye. Slit-lamp examination revealed colobomas of both irises. Fundus examination showed both chorioretinal colobomas. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed left microphthalmia. Systemic evaluation revealed multiple congenital anomalies: benign external hydrocephalus, esophageal atresia with imperforate anus, atrial septal defect (ASD), ventricular septal defect, patent ductus arteriosis (PDA), and right mild hydronephrosis...
June 2014: International Ophthalmology
Laura E Selmic, David A Nelson, Ashley B Saunders, H Phil Hobson, W Brian Saunders
A number of surgical techniques have been reported for dissection and ligation of patent ductus arteriosi (PDAs) in dogs. The objectives of this study were to provide a detailed description of an intrapericardial technique for PDA dissection and ligation and to report the clinical outcome of that technique in dogs. Medical records of 35 dogs were retrospectively reviewed for signalment, clinical signs, echocardiographic findings, surgical time, intra- and postoperative complications, and completeness of ductal closure...
January 2013: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
Jumana Y Al-Aama, Nabeel S Bondagji, Ashraf A El-Harouni
OBJECTIVE: To characterize congenital heart defects in individuals with Down syndrome (DS) in the Western Region of Saudi Arabia, and compare with studies from other regions of Saudi Arabia and with international figures. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study including all patients attending the DS clinic at King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia between October 2007 and October 2011. All patients underwent full history and physical evaluations, dysmorphologic assessment, chromosomal studies, and echocardiography...
November 2012: Saudi Medical Journal
Danton S Char, Melanie Gipp, M Gail Boltz, Glyn D Williams
We report the challenging case of a 1-week-old, term, 2.4 kg neonate with Goldenhar syndrome (including microcephaly, left microtia, left facial palsy, dextro-scoliosis of the cervical spine, and cervico-thoracic levoscoliosis), multiple ventricular septal defects, a type B interrupted aortic arch, a large patent ductus arteriosis, and radiographic and clinical signs concerning for an unstable cervical spine. Our anesthesia team was consulted for perioperative management of this patient during her surgical repair...
September 2012: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Ahsan Niaz, Syed Faiz-ul-Hassan Rizvi, Daniyeh Khurram
BACKGROUND: Long QT syndrome is considered a fatal disease because of its association with ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. Objectives of study were to determine the prevalence of long QT syndrome and other heart diseases, in deaf-mute children. METHODS: A Cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted at Cholistan special education centre and Cardiology department, Sheikh Zayed hospital Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan in September 2006. A total of 104 congenitally deaf-mute children were assessed...
January 2011: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
Katherine E Gregory, Teresa C Connolly
PURPOSE: : The purpose of this study was to examine the current management of the enteral feeding regimens of premature infants cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). SUBJECTS: : The study included responses from 70 neonatal nurses who participated in a 2009 Neonatal Enteral Feeding Survey distributed electronically to the National Association of Neonatal Nurses membership. These respondents were representative of both the United States and Canada, with 29 US states represented...
February 2012: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
Kimberley Jacobs, Sarah K Goy, Edward M Dzialowski
The ductus arteriosi (DA) are embryonic blood vessels found in amniotic vertebrates that shunt blood away from the pulmonary artery and lungs and toward the aorta. Here, we examine changes in morphology of the right and left DA (LDA), and right and left aorta (LAo) from embryonic and hatchling alligators. The developing alligator has two-patent DA that join the right and LAo. Both DA exhibit a muscular phenotype composed of an internal smooth muscle layer (2-4 cells thick). At hatching, the lumen diameter of both DA decreases as the vessels begin to close within the first 12 h of posthatch life...
February 2012: Journal of Morphology
Alexandra Heath, Nora Lang, Daniel S Levi, Miguel Granja, Jorge Villanueva, Joaquin Navarro, Gabriel Echazú, Rainer Kozlik-Feldmann, Pedro del Nido, Franz Freudenthal
BACKGROUND: Patent ducti arteriosi (PDAs) are more frequent and larger at high altitude than at sea level. A novel PDA closure device, the Nitocclud PDA-R, is designed specifically for both large and medium size PDAs. The initial clinical experience with a new nitinol-based device in high altitude patients with large PDAs is described. METHODS: The Nitocclud PDA-R is a self-expandable, self-centering, repositionable occluder made of one nitinol wire without use of welding...
February 15, 2012: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Murat Ugurlucan, Omer Ali Sayin, Enver Dayioglu, Emin Tireli
Patent ductus arteriosus is one of the most common congenital cardiac pathologies, besides patency of ductus may be somewhat vital for various congenital cardiac defects, otherwise death is inevitable. Anatomically, ductus is single and located between the descending aorta and the pulmonary artery. The review of the literature reveals presence of more than one ductus arteriosi in sporadic cases, most commonly associated with aortic arch anomalies. In this report, we present a nine-month-old baby with the diagnosis of ventricular septal defect (VSD), pulmonary atresia (PA), nonconfluent pulmonary arteries, and bilateral patent ductus arteriosi...
January 2011: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Frederick Alexander, Louisa Chiu, Matthew Kroh, Jeffrey Hammel, John Moore
PURPOSE: Indomethacin is accepted therapy for patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in ELBW infants (<1000 g). We hypothesize that surgical ligation may provide comparatively superior outcomes in select ELBW infants. METHODS: Predischarge outcomes of 298 ELBW infants with echocardiography-proven PDA were retrospectively compared by treatment provided: no treatment (group 1, n = 54), indomethacin (group 2, n = 140), ligation (group 3, n = 46), and ligation after indomethacin failure (group 4, n = 58)...
January 2009: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Jing Chen, Hua Jiang, Lu Dong, Yaoping Wang, Changying Luo, Min Zhou, Weiming Zhang, Shangzhi Huang, Xuefan Gu, Wenjuan Qiu, Huiwen Zhang, Longjun Gu
OBJECTIVE: Mucopolysaccharidosis(MPS) is a congenital hereditary disease. Only a few patients with this disease can be controlled by enzyme replacement therapy. Most of them are short of effective interference. To exploit the effect of treatment with allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, two children were treated with the transplantation. METHODS: The two patients included a 23 month MPS-IH and an 18 month old MPS-VI at the time of transplantation. Busulfan of 20 mg/kg plus 200 mg of Cyclophosphamide were used as the conditioning regimen...
December 2008: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
Anthony F Rossi, Steven Fishberger, Robert L Hannan, Jo Ann Nieves, Juan Bolivar, Nancy Dobrolet, Redmond P Burke
Patients undergoing congenital heart surgery may occasionally require additional surgical procedures in the form of tracheostomy and gastrostomy. These procedures are often performed in an attempt to diminish hospital morbidity and length of stay. We reviewed the Web-based medical records of all patients undergoing congenital heart surgery at Miami Children's Hospital from February 2002 through August 2007. Patients who were deemed preterm and had undergone closure of a patent ductus arteriosis were eliminated...
April 2009: Pediatric Cardiology
Shook H Yap, Nicole Anania, Ernerio T Alboliras, Lawrence D Lilien
The newborn can experience two types of differential cyanosis (DC). The common type of DC occurs when oxygen saturation in the right hand is greater than in the foot. The second type of DC, reversed differential cyanosis (RDC), occurs when oxygen saturation is lower in the right hand than in the foot. This phenomenon is observed in transposition of the great arteries (TGA) with patent ductus arteriosis (PDA) and elevated pulmonary vascular resistance or in TGA with PDA and preductal aortic interruption or coarctation...
April 2009: Pediatric Cardiology
Candace Belanger, Jennifer Copeland, David Muirhead, David Heinz, Edward M Dzialowski
The chicken embryo has two functioning ductus arteriosi (DA) during development. These blood vessels connect the pulmonary arteries to the descending aorta providing a right-to-left shunt of blood away from the nonrespiring lungs and to the systemic circuit and chorioallanotic membrane. The DA consists of two distinct tissue types along its length, a muscular proximal portion and an elastic distal portion. During hatching, the DA must close for proper separation of systemic and pulmonary circulation. We examined the morphological changes of the chicken DA before, during, and after hatching...
August 2008: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
Jarun Sayasathid, Naraporn Somboonna, Chun Numchaisiri
A Thai women, aged 22 years old, came to hospital with Patent Ductus Arteriosis (PDA). Left thoracotomy, with division and suturing PDA, was performed. The second day after operation, she developed paraplegia below umbilical level. The CT-scan detected an extradural hematoma in the spinal cavity from T3-T6. To remove the blood clot, the T spine laminectomy was performed. 6 months after the laminectomy, the patient was able to perform her regular exercise.
December 2006: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, Chotmaihet Thangphaet
Susan M Finn, Sally A Lynch
We present a girl with Malpuech syndrome. In addition to the typical features of intrauterine growth retardation, facial dysmorphism, caudal appendage and patent ductus arteriosis, she has an unusual eyebrow pattern with a lateral flare.
October 2006: Clinical Dysmorphology
Jeremy D Asnes, Jacobo Kirsch, Richard D White, Brian Duncan
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June 20, 2006: Circulation
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