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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523862/transatlantic-medical-consultation-and-second-opinion-in-pediatric-cardiology-has-benefit-past-patient-care-a-case-study-in-videoconferencing
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Lubica Kovacikova, Martin Zahorec, Peter Skrak, Brian D Hanna, R Lee Vogel
BACKGROUND: Telemedicine is a rapidly evolving form of modern information and communication technology used to deliver clinical services and educational activities. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to report and analyze our experience with transatlantic consultation via videoconferencing in pediatric cardiology. METHODS: In February, 2013, videoconferencing project was launched between a medium-volume pediatric cardiac center in Bratislava, Slovakia and subspecialty experts from a high-volume pediatric cardiac program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), USA...
May 19, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521893/pulmonary-hypertension-in-infants-children-and-young-adults
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REVIEW
Georg Hansmann
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) in neonates, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults is a complex condition that can be associated with several cardiac, pulmonary, and systemic diseases contributing to morbidity and mortality. The underlying pulmonary hypertensive vascular disease (PHVD) is characterized by inflammation, pulmonary vascular remodeling, and angio-obliteration leading to elevated pulmonary arterial pressure and resistance, right ventricular dysfunction, left ventricular compression, and subsequent heart failure...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509730/american-college-of-critical-care-medicine-clinical-practice-parameters-for-hemodynamic-support-of-pediatric-and-neonatal-septic-shock
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Alan L Davis, Joseph A Carcillo, Rajesh K Aneja, Andreas J Deymann, John C Lin, Trung C Nguyen, Regina S Okhuysen-Cawley, Monica S Relvas, Ranna A Rozenfeld, Peter W Skippen, Bonnie J Stojadinovic, Eric A Williams, Tim S Yeh, Fran Balamuth, Joe Brierley, Allan R de Caen, Ira M Cheifetz, Karen Choong, Edward Conway, Timothy Cornell, Allan Doctor, Marc-Andre Dugas, Jonathan D Feldman, Julie C Fitzgerald, Heidi R Flori, James D Fortenberry, Ana Lia Graciano, Bruce M Greenwald, Mark W Hall, Yong Yun Han, Lynn J Hernan, Jose E Irazuzta, Elizabeth Iselin, Elise W van der Jagt, Howard E Jeffries, Saraswati Kache, Chhavi Katyal, Niranjan Tex Kissoon, Alexander A Kon, Martha C Kutko, Graeme MacLaren, Timothy Maul, Renuka Mehta, Fola Odetola, Kristine Parbuoni, Raina Paul, Mark J Peters, Suchitra Ranjit, Karin E Reuter-Rice, Eduardo J Schnitzler, Halden F Scott, Adalberto Torres, Jacki Weingarten-Abrams, Scott L Weiss, Jerry J Zimmerman, Aaron L Zuckerberg
OBJECTIVES: The American College of Critical Care Medicine provided 2002 and 2007 guidelines for hemodynamic support of newborn and pediatric septic shock. Provide the 2014 update of the 2007 American College of Critical Care Medicine "Clinical Guidelines for Hemodynamic Support of Neonates and Children with Septic Shock." DESIGN: Society of Critical Care Medicine members were identified from general solicitation at Society of Critical Care Medicine Educational and Scientific Symposia (2006-2014)...
June 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506331/glucocorticoids-for-treating-paediatric-pulmonary-hypertension-a-novel-use-for-a-common-medication
#4
Manish Aggarwal, Ronald Mark Grady
Laboratory investigations have shown the role of inflammation in the pathogenesis of pulmonary hypertension and improvement after anti-inflammatory drugs. Despite these observations, reports on the use of steroids to treat pulmonary hypertension in humans are absent from the literature. In this article, we report the use of glucocorticoids in the treatment of two children with pulmonary hypertension, demonstrating its potential utility.
May 16, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493694/community-vulnerability-to-health-impacts-of-wildland-fire-smoke-exposure
#5
Ana G Rappold, Jeanette M Reyes, George Pouliot, Wayne E Cascio, David Diaz-Sanchez
Identifying communities vulnerable to adverse health effects from exposure to wildfire smoke may help prepare responses, increase the resilience to smoke and improve public health outcomes during smoke days. We developed a Community Health-Vulnerability Index (CHVI) based on factors known to increase the risks of health effects from air pollution and wildfire smoke exposures. These factors included county prevalence rates for asthma in children and adults, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, percent of population 65 years of age and older, and indicators of socioeconomic status including poverty, education, income and unemployment...
May 11, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489923/differences-of-microparticle-patterns-between-sickle-cell-anemia-and-hemoglobin-sc-patients
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Yohann Garnier, Séverine Ferdinand, Maryse Etienne-Julan, Gisèle Elana, Marie Petras, Lydia Doumdo, Benoit Tressières, Marie-Laure Lalanne-Mistrih, Marie-Dominique Hardy-Dessources, Philippe Connes, Marc Romana
Sickle cell anemia (SCA) and hemoglobin SC (HbSC) disease are the two most common forms of sickle cell disease (SCD), a frequent hemoglobinopathy which exhibits a highly variable clinical course. Although high levels of microparticles (MPs) have been consistently reported in SCA and evidence of their harmful impact on the SCA complication occurrences have been provided, no data on MP pattern in HbSC patients has been reported so far. In this study, we determined and compared the MP patterns of 84 HbSC and 96 SCA children, all at steady-state, using flow cytometry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489830/-clinical-and-laboratory-characteristics-of-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension-and-pulmonary-vascular-complications-hospitalized-at-the-instituto-nacional-de-salud-del-ni%C3%A3-o
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Alexis Jose Ormeño Julca, Carlos Melchor Alvarez Murillo, Pedro Miguel Amoretti Alvino, Angel Aladino Florian Florian, Rosa Aurora Castro Johanson, Maria Danisa Celi Perez, Olga Rocío Huamán Prado
The hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) and portopulmonary hypertension (PPHN) are distinct pulmonary vascular complications of portal hypertension (PHT) and are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVES: To describe the clinical and laboratory characteristics of patients with pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary vascular complications hospitalized at the Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included patients with HTP hospitalized from January 2012 to June 2013 and that during its evolution progressed with SHP or HTPP...
January 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481069/-laparoscopic-adrenalectomy-advantages-of-the-minimally-invasive-approach
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P Rodríguez Iglesias, J Gómez-Chacón Villalba, L Rodríguez Caraballo, P Ortolá Fortes, J Cortés Sáez, A Marco Macián, J J Vila Carbó
AIM: To describe our experience as a tertiary center on the use of laparoscopic adrenal surgery in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A descriptive, retrospective study of patients with pathologic adrenal masses undergoing laparoscopic adrenal surgery, between 2012 and 2015. Epidemiological variables, surgical technique, complications and follow-up were studied. RESULTS: Nine patients were studied with a median age of 62 months (5-184). In 3 patients (33...
October 10, 2016: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475712/surgical-management-of-aortopulmonary-window-24-years-of-experience-and-lessons-learned
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Deepak Gowda, Trushar Gajjar, Jinaga Nageswar Rao, Praveen Chavali, Aaditya Sirohi, Naveen Pandarinathan, Neelam Desai
OBJECTIVES: Aortopulmonary window represents 0.2-0.3% of all congenital heart lesions. Progressive pulmonary arterial hypertension and its consequences are more common with this anomaly. The purpose of this study was to share 24 years of surgical experience in managing a spectrum of 55 cases of aortopulmonary window, followed up to 17 years in a single institution. METHODS: : This retrospective study was done from November 1991 to November 2015 of 55 patients with aortopulmonary window who underwent successful surgical repair...
May 5, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475298/a-modified-noninvasive-screening-protocol-for-pulmonary-hypertension-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-who-should-be-sent-for-invasive-evaluation
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Christian Lilje, Jordan Harry, Kelly K Gajewski, Renee V Gardner
BACKGROUND: Invasive studies have shown that prevalence and severity of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) tend to be overestimated if based exclusively on Doppler-derived tricuspid regurgitant velocity (TRV) as surrogate noninvasive marker with a cutoff ≥2.5 m/s. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to better define a subgroup of pediatric SCD patients who should be sent for invasive evaluation of pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) based on a modified echocardiographic PH screening protocol that implements evidence from Doppler-catheter comparative studies...
May 5, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469687/serum-levels-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-and-interleukins-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Noor Mohammand Noori, Iraj Shahramian, Alireza Teimouri, Behrooz Keyvani, Maziar Mahjoubifard
Background: Levels of anti-inflammatory cytokines in blood have a positive relationship with congenital heart disease (CHD). We sought to assess the difference in serum cytokines levels between children with and without CHD.  Methods: We recruited 60 patients with CHD and 30 healthy children, from 2013 to 2014. Patients with primary pulmonary hypertension; metabolic diseases; renal, endocrine, and chronic inflammatory diseases; fever; infection in the preceding 3 weeks; and malnutrition were excluded. Participants' demographic data were measured, and their cardiac diseases were diagnosed via echocardiography...
January 2017: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456396/long-term-outcomes-of-children-with-trisomy-13-and-18-after-congenital-heart-disease-interventions
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Jennifer K Peterson, Lazaros K Kochilas, Kirsti G Catton, James H Moller, Shaun P Setty
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to report short- and long-term outcomes after congenital heart defect (CHD) interventions in patients with trisomy 13 or 18. METHODS: A retrospective review of the Pediatric Cardiac Care Consortium (PCCC) identified children with trisomy 13 or 18 with interventions for CHD between 1982 and 2008. Long-term survival and cause of death were obtained through linkage with the National Death Index. RESULTS: A total of 50 patients with trisomy 13 and 121 patients with trisomy 18 were enrolled in PCCC between 1982 and 2008; among them 29 patients with trisomy 13 and 69 patients with trisomy 18 underwent intervention for CHD...
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425226/a-review-of-pediatric-pulmonary-hypertension-with-new-guidelines
#13
Serdar Kula, Ayhan Pektaş
This study aims to review pediatric pulmonary hypertension (PH) by comparing the guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)/European Respiratory Society (ERS), the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Thoracic Society (ATS), and the European Pediatric Pulmonary Vascular Disease Network (EPPVDN). All three sets of guidelines define PH as having a mean pulmonary artery pressure of ≥25 mmHg and accept the validity of the World Health Organization (WHO) classification system. Every child with a high index of suspicion for PH should undergo an initial work-up of chest X-rays, electrocardiography, and echocardiography...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416430/-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-critically-ill-neonates-and-children
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J Rambaud, J Guilbert, I Guellec, S Jean, A Durandy, M Demoulin, A Amblard, R Carbajal, P-L Leger
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is used as a last resort during neonatal and pediatric resuscitation in case of refractory circulatory or respiratory failure under maximum conventional therapies. Different types of ECMO can be used depending on the initial failure. The main indications for ECMO are refractory respiratory failure (acute respiratory distress syndrome, status asthmaticus, severe pneumonia, meconium aspiration syndrome, pulmonary hypertension) and refractory circulatory failure (cardiogenic shock, septic shock, refractory cardiac arrest)...
April 14, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415932/the-effects-of-corrective-surgery-on-endothelial-biomarkers-and-anthropometric-data-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
#15
Hung-Tao Chung, Yu-Sheng Chang, Sui-Ling Liao, Shen-Hao Lai
Objective To investigate the influence of surgical correction on biomarkers of endothelial dysfunction in children with congenital heart disease and to evaluate anthropometric data. Methods Children with pulmonary hypertension (PH) or Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) who were scheduled for corrective surgery were enrolled in this prospective study. Age-matched healthy children were included as controls. Demographic, haemodynamic and cardiac ultrasonography data were collected. Blood samples were taken pre-surgery, 24-48 hours post-surgery and again 3-6 months later...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408467/isolated-mild-sleep-associated-hypoventilation-in-children-with-down-syndrome
#16
Wai Wong, Dennis Rosen
INTRODUCTION: Children with Down syndrome (DS) have a high incidence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) that is often associated with hypoventilation. Little is known, however, about the prevalence of sleep-associated hypoventilation independent of OSA in these children. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of all children with DS under 18 years of age undergoing polysomnography at a tertiary care paediatric hospital during a 2-year period. Exclusion criteria were as follow: those requiring oxygen or positive-pressure ventilation; with tracheostomy, baseline hypoxia, unrepaired cyanotic heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, and cerebral palsy; or OSA with >5 obstructions/hour...
April 13, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388526/sepsis-associated-in-hospital-cardiac-arrest-epidemiology-pathophysiology-and-potential-therapies
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REVIEW
Ryan W Morgan, Julie C Fitzgerald, Scott L Weiss, Vinay M Nadkarni, Robert M Sutton, Robert A Berg
Sepsis-associated cardiac arrest is a relatively common occurrence with especially poor outcomes. Of the greater than 200,000 in-hospital cardiac arrests that occur in the United States annually, between 30,000 and 60,000 occur in patients with underlying sepsis. These patients are less likely to survive than cardiac arrest victims without sepsis. In this review, we discuss the epidemiology of sepsis-associated in-hospital cardiac arrest in adults and children, the relevant physiology responsible for its pathogenesis and poor outcomes, and potential therapeutic interventions based on this pathophysiology...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370259/regional-right-ventricular-remodeling-and-function-in-children-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-vs-those-with-pulmonary-valve-stenosis-insights-into-mechanics-of-right-ventricular-dysfunction
#18
Mieke M P Driessen, Folkert J Meijboom, Wei Hui, Andreea Dragulescu, Luc Mertens, Mark K Friedberg
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular (RV) pressure overload in the context of pulmonary stenosis (PS) has a much better prognosis than in the context of idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (iPAH), which may be related to differences in global and regional RV remodeling and systolic function. We compared RV mechanics in children with PS to those with iPAH, aiming to identify mechanisms and markers of RV dysfunction. METHODS: Eighteen controls, 18 iPAH and 16 PS patients were retrospectively studied...
April 1, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366184/the-role-of-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-chd-associated-pulmonary-hypertension-in-children
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Gokcen Oz-Tuncer, Rana Olgunturk, Ayhan Pektas, Erman Cilsal, Serdar Kula, Deniz A Oguz, Sedef F Tunaoglu, Ozge T Pasaoglu, Hatice Pasaoglu
OBJECTIVE: The present study aims to identify the role of inflammatory markers such as C-reactive protein, interleukin-6, and fractalkine in CHD-associated pulmonary hypertension in children. METHODS: This is a prospective review of 37 children with CHD-related pulmonary hypertension, 21 children with congenital heart defects, and 22 healthy children. RESULTS: Serum C-reactive protein and interleukin-6 levels were significantly higher in the children with CHD-related pulmonary hypertension (respectively, p=0...
March 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338487/the-evolution-of-disease-chronic-lung-disease-of-infancy-and-pulmonary-hypertension
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Michael C Tracy, David N Cornfield
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) or chronic lung disease of infancy BPD was originally described 50 years ago, in 1967 by Northway et al. This article possesses two fundamental objectives to provide: a brief historical perspective on BPD; and an update relative to current notions of epidemiology, pathophysiology, evaluation, and clinical management of BPD complicated by vascular disease. The review highlights areas of consensus and ongoing uncertainty. RECENT FINDINGS: The clinical cause and presentation of infants with BPD has evolved over the past several decades...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
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