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nutrition in congenital heart disease

Jirong Qi, Zhuo Li, Yueshuang Cun, Xiaonan Li
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Perioperative nutritional support has become a hot topic in the clinical management of congenital heart disease (CHD). Postoperative enteral nutrition (EN) offers many benefits, such as protection of the intestinal mucosa, reduced risk of infection, and low clinical costs. Interruptions in EN frequently influence nutritional support and clinical outcomes. We, therefore, aimed to determine the causes of interruptions in postoperative EN in CHD patients and discuss clinical counter measures...
May 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Murali Chakravarthy
Challenging times are here for cardiac surgical and anesthesia team. The interventional cardiologist seem to have closed the flow of 'good cases' coming up for any of the surgery,; successful percutaneous interventions seem to be offering reasonable results in these patients, who therefore do not knock on the doors of the surgeons any more . It is a common experience among the cardiac anesthesiologists and surgeons that the type of the cases that come by now are high risk. That may be presence of comorbidities, ongoing medical therapies, unstable angina, uncontrolled heart failure and rhythm disturbances; and in patients with ischemic heart disease, the target coronaries are far from ideal...
April 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
Roy Eagleson, Luis Altamirano-Diaz, Alex McInnis, Eva Welisch, Stefanie De Jesus, Harry Prapavessis, Meghan Rombeek, Jamie A Seabrook, Teresa Park, Kambiz Norozi
BACKGROUND: With the increasing implementation of web-based, mobile health interventions in clinical trials, it is crucial for researchers to address the security and privacy concerns of patient information according to high ethical standards. The full process of meeting these standards is often made more complicated due to the use of internet-based technology and smartphones for treatment, telecommunication, and data collection; however, this process is not well-documented in the literature...
March 17, 2017: BMC Medical Research Methodology
Horacio Márquez-González, Diana López-Gallegos, Nataly Alejandra Pérez-Velázquez, Lucelli Yáñez-Gutiérrez
BACKGROUND: Left-sided cardiac obstructions represent 15% of congenital heart disease (CHD). The treatment in adults is surgical; however, balloon dilation by interventional catheterization can alleviate the symptoms in pediatric patients to allow them to reach the target height. The aim was to determine the survival and the factors associated with reintervention in patients with CHD with left-sided obstruction treated with balloon angioplasty. METHODS: A cohort study was conducted in patients aged 4 to 17 years with left-sided heart obstruction (valvular stenosis [VS], supravalvular aortic stenosis [SAS], coarctation of the aorta [CA]) successfully treated with balloon angioplasty...
2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
Eva M Marwali, Cindy E Boom, Novik Budiwardhana, Dicky Fakhri, Poppy S Roebiono, Anwar Santoso, Sudigdo Sastroasmoro, April Slee, Michael A Portman
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of oral triiodothyronine (T3; Tetronine, Dalim BioTech, Korea) for infants and children undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass in an Indonesian population. METHODS: We performed a single-center, randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled trial in children aged 3 years and younger undergoing congenital heart disease operations with cardiopulmonary bypass. We administered oral T3 (1 μg/kg per body weight/dose) or placebo (saccharum lactis) by nasogastric tube every 6 hours for 60 hours after induction of anesthesia...
February 6, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Weihui Yan, Li Hong, Ying Wang, Yi Feng, Lina Lu, Yijing Tao, Jiang Wu, Huijuan Ruan, Qingya Tang, Wei Cai
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of parenteral nutrition-associated cholestasis (PNAC) has not been clarified. The objective of this study was to explore the incidence of PNAC in premature infants without surgery and to identify associated risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Premature neonates who received parenteral nutrition (PN) at least 14 days were included in a retrospective, dual-center study. Cholestasis was diagnosed as conjugated bilirubin ≥2 mg/dL. Infants with metabolic liver disease, cyanotic congenital heart disease, congenital syphilis, hepadnaviridae infection, and those who underwent surgery were excluded...
January 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
Bartosz Kulczyński, Anna Gramza-Michałowska
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide. Literature data indicate that, due to these diseases, approximately 17.5 million people died in 2012. Types of cardiovascular disease include ischemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, congenital heart disease, rheumatic heart disease, cardiomyopathy and arrhythmia. Proper nutrition is an important factor in reducing the risk of cardiovascular events. An interesting element of our diets is spices. For thousands of years, they have been used in the treatment of many diseases: bacterial infections, coughs, colds, and liver diseases...
November 14, 2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
Michelle M Steltzer, Karen Sussman-Karten, Hillary Bishop Kuzdeba, Sandra Mott, Jean Anne Connor
INTRODUCTION: To our knowledge, successful breastfeeding in the population with single ventricle congenital heart disease has not been reported in the literature, particularly during the interstage period. METHOD: A retrospective case study including inpatient nutrition and a complete history of daily logs with the home surveillance monitoring program was performed. RESULTS: Successful full breastfeeding (exceeding prescribed weight growth goals) after Stage I surgery was achieved during the interstage period...
November 2016: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
Shaad Abqari, Akash Gupta, Tabassum Shahab, M U Rabbani, S Manazir Ali, Uzma Firdaus
INTRODUCTION: Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are an important cause of mortality and morbidity in children representing a major global health burden. It is thus important to determine their prevalence and spectrum and identify risk factors associated with the development of heart defects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A case-control study was carried out in the Department of Pediatrics and Center of Cardiology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India, from February 2014 to August 2015...
September 2016: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
Alejandro A Floh, Julie Slicker, Steven M Schwartz
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this review are to discuss the challenges of delivering adequate nutrition to children with congenital heart disease, including pre- and postoperative factors and the role of enteral and parenteral nutrition, as well as the evidence supporting current practices. DATA SOURCE: MEDLINE and PubMed. CONCLUSION: Providing adequate nutritional support is paramount for critically ill infants with congenital heart disease, a population at particular risk for malnutrition...
August 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Jina Kim, Zhifei Sun, Brian R Englum, Alexander C Allori, Obinna O Adibe, Henry E Rice, Elisabeth T Tracy
PURPOSE: Concerns have been raised about the use of laparoscopic surgery (LS) in infants with congenital heart disease (CHD) due to their unique physiology. Prior studies on the safety and effectiveness of laparoscopy in children with CHD are limited in scope and cohort size. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identified children <1 year of age with CHD who underwent abdominal surgery in the 2012-2013 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Project Pediatric database...
October 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Heidi E Karpen
Both protein and energy malnutrition are common in neonates and infants with congenital heart disease (CHD). Neonates with CHD are at increased risk of developing necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), particularly the preterm population. Mortality in patients with CHD and NEC is higher than for either disease process alone. Standardized feeding protocols may affect both incidence of NEC and growth failure in infants with CHD. The roles of human milk and probiotics have not yet been explored in this patient population...
March 2016: Clinics in Perinatology
Amy Donnellan, Lindsey Justice
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome is a severe form of congenital heart disease that results in single-ventricle physiology. Although surgical palliation in infants with this syndrome is widely agreed on in practice, variation occurs in both surgical and medical management. Perinatal factors that affect preoperative management include the subtype of the syndrome and the patient's birth weight, gestational age, and genetic abnormalities. The general aspects of perioperative stabilization and management are monitoring, use of vasoactive infusions, ventilatory support, and nutrition...
February 2016: Critical Care Nurse
A Blasquez, H Clouzeau, M Fayon, J-B Mouton, J-B Thambo, R Enaud, T Lamireau
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The objective of this disease was to determine the prevalence of malnutrition in children with congenital heart disease (CHD). SUBJECTS/METHODS: A total of 125 children with CHD, under 6 months of age, were divided into four groups: no pulmonary hypertension (PH) or cyanosis (group 1, n=47), isolated cyanosis (group 2, n=52), isolated PH (group 3, n=16), and PH and cyanosis (group 4, n=10). Six children died at 6 months (n=4), 12 months (n=1) and 19 months (n=1)...
April 2016: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Ijeoma Arodiwe, Josephat Chinawa, Fortune Ujunwa, Dabere Adiele, Mildred Ukoha, Egbuna Obidike
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Children with congenital heart disease (CHD) are prone to malnutrition. This can have a significant effect on the outcome of surgery. Our objective was to determine the burden and determinant of malnutrition in children with several types of congenital heart disease (CHD). METHODS: This is a descriptive cross sectional study of children attending the outpatient clinic of UNTH, Ituku - Ozalla, Enugu State, over a six year period from March 2007 to April 2014...
September 2015: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Chinwendu Onwubiko, Sigrid Bairdain, Andrew J Murphy, Maireade E McSweeney, Julia Perkins, Rahul H Rathod, Christopher Baird, C Jason Smithers
INTRODUCTION: Gastrojejunostomy (GJ) tubes are an option for durable enteral access for critically ill infants with congenital cardiac disease who struggle with obtaining adequate nutrition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Infants weighing less than 10 kg with cardiac disease who received placement of a laparoscopic GJ tube from November 2011 to January 2015 were reviewed. The operative technique used an umbilical port for the camera and a single stab incision for the gastric access site...
December 2015: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Ganimeta Bakalovic, Amra Dzinovic, Rusmir Baljic, Selma Dizdar, Amina Selimovic
OBJECTIVE: To present the epidemiological features of bronchiolitis in a one-year period in patients of Pediatric Clinic, Clinical Centre of Sarajevo University. INTRODUCTION: Bronchiolitis is the most common respiratory infection of early infant age. The disease is one the most common reason for hospitalization of children under the age of six months. The disease is characterized by occurrences in the winter season November-March. For daily diagnosing of severe forms of bronchiolitis as a clinical syndrome, often sufficient are the knowledge of the epidemiological data, age of the patient, clinical examination and insight into the risk factors...
June 2015: Materia Socio-medica
Lily Jiménez, Jaime Cerda, Gigliola Alberti, Macarena Lizama
BACKGROUND: Overweight and obesity in Down syndrome (DS) is a common problem. Chile has a high prevalence of DS. AIM: To determine overweight and obesity rates in students with DS and evaluate the concordance of three different growth charts. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seventy nine students with DS aged between 6 and 18 years (56% males), from three different schools, were included. Weight and height were measured and their body mass index (BMI) was calculated...
April 2015: Revista Médica de Chile
Judith J M Wong, Ira M Cheifetz, Chengsi Ong, Masakazu Nakao, Jan Hau Lee
Energy imbalance in infants and children with congenital heart disease (CHD) is common and influenced by age, underlying cardiac diagnoses, and presence or absence of congestive heart failure. During the surgical hospitalization period, these children are prone to nutritional deterioration due to stress of surgery, anesthetic/perfusion techniques, and postoperative care. Poor nutrition is associated with increased perioperative morbidity and mortality. This review aims to examine various aspects of nutrition in critically ill children with CHD, including (1) energy expenditure, (2) perioperative factors that contribute to energy metabolism, (3) bedside practices that are potentially able to optimize nutrient delivery, and (4) medium- to long-term impact of energy balance on clinical outcomes...
July 2015: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
Basheir A Hassan, Ehab A Albanna, Saed M Morsy, Ahmed G Siam, Mona M Al Shafie, Hosam F Elsaadany, Hanan S Sherbiny, Mohamed Shehab, Oswin Grollmuss
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in children with congenital heart disease (CHD). This study aimed to identify prevalence and predictors of malnutrition in Egyptian children with symptomatic CHD. METHODS: This case-control study included 100 children with symptomatic CHD (76 acyanotic and 24 cyanotic) and 100 healthy children matched for age and sex as a control group. Clinical Evaluation and Laboratory Assessment of Nutritional Status were documented...
2015: Frontiers in Pediatrics
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