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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125447/multiple-echocardiography-abnormalities-associated-with-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-failure
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Ashish H Shah, George M Ibrahim, Jun Sasaki, John Ragheb, Sanjiv Bhatia, Toba N Niazi
OBJECTIVE Although endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) with choroid plexus cauterization (CPC) has gained increasing prominence in the management of hydrocephalus caused by intraventricular hemorrhage of prematurity, the rates of long-term shunt independence remain low. Furthermore, limited evidence is available to identify infants who might benefit from the procedure. The authors tested the hypothesis that elevated venous pressure that results from comorbid cardiac disease might predispose patients to ETV/CPC failure and shunt dependence...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918395/non-invasive-high-frequency-oscillatory-ventilation-in-preterm-infants-a-randomised-controlled-cross-over-trial
#2
Daniel Klotz, Hendryk Schneider, Stefan Schumann, Benjamin Mayer, Hans Fuchs
OBJECTIVE: Non-invasive high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (nHFOV) has recently been described as a novel mode of respiratory support for premature infants. This study was designed to determine whether nHFOV decreases CO2 partial pressure (pCO2) in premature infants more effectively than non-invasive continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP). DESIGN: Non-blinded prospective randomised controlled cross-over study. SETTING: University Medical Center tertiary neonatal intensive care unit...
September 16, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857727/fungal-endocarditis-in-paediatrics-a-review-of-192-cases-1971-2016
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Vithiya Ganesan, Shunmuga Sundaram Ponnusamy, Raja Sundaramurthy
BACKGROUND: The aims of this article were to review the published literature on fungal endocarditis in children and to discuss the aetiology and diagnosis, with emphasis on non-invasive methods and various treatment regimes. METHODS: We systematically reviewed published cases and case series of fungal endocarditis in children. We searched the literature, including PubMed and individual references for publications of original articles, single cases, or case series of paediatric fungal endocarditis, with the following keywords: "fungal endocarditis", "neonates", "infants", "child", and "cardiac vegetation"...
October 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796462/malformations-surveillance-comparison-between-findings-at-birth-and-age-1-year
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Emma G Thomas, Cathleen Higgins, Marie-Noel Westgate, Angela E Lin, Marlene Anderka, Lewis B Holmes
BACKGROUND: Malformations surveillance programs among newborn infants are used to determine the prevalence of congenital anomalies. A comparison in the same group of infants between the malformations detected at birth and those detected at 1 year of age will identify errors in the surveillance process and, also, the abnormalities more likely not to be detected at birth, but later in the first year of life. METHODS: The malformations identified at birth by Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in the years 2000 and 2005 have been compared with the abnormalities detected in the same infants up to age 1 year by the Massachusetts Birth Defects Monitoring Program...
August 10, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739634/management-of-severe-hypertension-in-the-newborn
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REVIEW
Janis M Dionne, Joseph T Flynn
Blood pressure is considered a vital sign, as values too low or too high can be related with serious morbidity and mortality. In neonates, normal blood pressure values undergo rapid changes, especially in premature infants, making the recognition of abnormal blood pressures more challenging. Severe hypertension can occur in neonates and infants and is a medical emergency, often manifesting with congestive heart failure or other life-threatening complications. The cause or risk factors for the hypertension can usually be identified and may guide management...
July 24, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398665/both-a-frameshift-and-a-missense-mutation-of-the-stra6-gene-observed-in-an-infant-with-the-matthew-wood-syndrome
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Samantha Sadowski, Nicolas Chassaing, Zuzanna Gaj, Ewa Czichos, Jan Wilczynski, Dorota Nowakowska
BACKGROUND: The Matthew-Wood syndrome is associated with mutations of the STRA6 gene. It combines a pulmonary agenesis/hypoplasia; microphthalmia/anophthalmia; congenital cardiac, digestive, and urogenital malformations; and diaphragmatic defects. CASE: A 23-year-old nulliparous woman was referred to our center after a fetal ultrasound examination at 26 weeks of pregnancy revealed an abnormal head shape, a heart malformation, multiple cysts in both kidneys, and dilated ureters...
March 1, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106024/-a-rare-cause-of-2-1-atrioventricular-block-and-congestive-heart-failure-in-preterm-infants-hypocalcemia
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Emine Azak, Hatice Tatar Aksoy, Handan Ünsal, İbrahim İlker Çetin
Atrioventricular (AV) block in the neonatal period is a rare disorder. It is frequently associated with underlying structural congenital heart disease and maternal lupus. Presently described is premature baby who developed 2:1 AV block and congestive heart failure due to hypocalcemia. Dramatic clinical improvement was observed following treatment of intravenous 10% calcium gluconate. Therefore, it is suggested that serum calcium level of newborns with AV block and congestive heart failure be measured.
January 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069640/sequence-variation-in-ppp1r13l-results-in-a-novel-form-of-cardio-cutaneous-syndrome
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Tzipora C Falik-Zaccai, Yiftah Barsheshet, Hanna Mandel, Meital Segev, Avraham Lorber, Shachaf Gelberg, Limor Kalfon, Shani Ben Haroush, Adel Shalata, Liat Gelernter-Yaniv, Sarah Chaim, Dorith Raviv Shay, Morad Khayat, Michal Werbner, Inbar Levi, Yishay Shoval, Galit Tal, Stavit Shalev, Eli Reuveni, Emily Avitan-Hersh, Eugene Vlodavsky, Liat Appl-Sarid, Dorit Goldsher, Reuven Bergman, Zvi Segal, Ora Bitterman-Deutsch, Orly Avni
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a life-threatening disorder whose genetic basis is heterogeneous and mostly unknown. Five Arab Christian infants, aged 4-30 months from four families, were diagnosed with DCM associated with mild skin, teeth, and hair abnormalities. All passed away before age 3. A homozygous sequence variation creating a premature stop codon at PPP1R13L encoding the iASPP protein was identified in three infants and in the mother of the other two. Patients' fibroblasts and PPP1R13L-knocked down human fibroblasts presented higher expression levels of pro-inflammatory cytokine genes in response to lipopolysaccharide, as well as Ppp1r13l-knocked down murine cardiomyocytes and hearts of Ppp1r13l-deficient mice...
March 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007064/the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-congenital-heart-surgery-database-public-reporting-initiative
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REVIEW
Jeffrey P Jacobs
Three basic principles provide the rationale for the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Congenital Heart Surgery Database (CHSD) public reporting initiative: (1) Variation in congenital and pediatric cardiac surgical outcomes exist. (2) Patients and their families have the right to know the outcomes of the treatments that they will receive. (3). It is our professional responsibility to share this information with them in a format they can understand. The STS CHSD public reporting initiative facilitates the voluntary transparent public reporting of congenital and pediatric cardiac surgical outcomes using the STS CHSD Mortality Risk Model...
January 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805349/infantile-preductal-coarctation-of-aorta-presenting-as-cerebellar-infarct-a-rare-presentation
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A Sivaraman, Maniram Kumhar, Utsav Kimar Sahu, Manoj Kumar Mali
Coarctation of aorta is a common congenital heart defect. The diagnosis may be missed unless a highindex of suspicion is maintained, and is often delayed until the patient develops congestive heart failure (CHF), (common in infants) or hypertension (common in older children). It seldom goes undiagnosed till adulthood and frequently leads to complications as a result of long-standing high blood pressure. Intracranial haemorrhage, premature coronary artery disease, aortic aneurysms and rupture have all been reported...
November 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745924/best-practice-critical-cardiac-care-in-the-neonatal-unit
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REVIEW
Michael L Rigby
Major congenital or acquired heart disease in neonates presents with cyanosis, hypoxia, acute circulatory failure or cardiogenic shock. Antenatal diagnosis is made in up to 50% but heart disease is unanticipated in the remainder. The presence of significant heart disease in premature infants is also frequently not suspected at first; in general, whatever the underling cardiac anomaly, the clinical condition is worse, deteriorates more quickly and carries a poorer prognosis in premature and low birth weight infants...
November 2016: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733999/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-a-1-360-g-premature-neonate-after-repairing-total-anomalous-pulmonary-venous-return
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Youn Ju Rhee, Sung Joon Han, Yoo Young Chong, Min-Woong Kang, Shin Kwang Kang, Jae-Hyeon Yu
With advancements in complex repairs in neonates with complicated congenital heart diseases, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been increasingly used as cardiac support. ECMO has also been increasingly used for low birth weight (LBW) or very low birth weight (VLBW) neonates. However, since prematurity and LBW are risk factors for ECMO, the appropriate indications for neonates with LBW, especially VLBW, are under dispute. We report a case of ECMO performed in a 1,360-g premature infant with VLBW due to cardiopulmonary bypass weaning failure after repairing infracardiac total anomalous pulmonary venous return...
October 2016: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27328555/a-rare-association-of-non-compaction-of-the-ventricular-myocardium-and-non-immune-hydrops-fetalis
#13
Raja Nandyal, Ganga Moorthy
Hydrops fetalis is a rare manifestation of severe congestive heart failure in a fetus, resulting in pathological fluid accumulation in fetal soft tissues and/or serous cavities. Non-compaction of the ventricular myocardium, frequently referred to as the left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC), is a very rare congenital cardiomyopathy. For LVNC, echocardiography is the diagnostic modality of choice. Various diagnostic criteria exist based on either echocardiography or MRI. Currently, nonimmune hydrops fetalis (NIHF) comprise almost 90% of all hydrops fetalis cases...
April 2016: Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27322872/left-thoracic-sympathectomy-in-a-premature-infant-with-long-qt-syndrome-and-heart-failure
#14
Sushitha Surendran, Thittamaranahalli K S Kumar, Christopher J Knott-Craig
Left thoracic sympathectomy has been shown to be an effective treatment for adults with long QT syndrome who are refractory to medical therapy. We report the successful use of left thoracic sympathectomy for the management of a 10-week-old premature baby with long QT syndrome and heart failure from a large ventricular septal defect and patent ductus arteriosus.
January 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27258032/a-previously-healthy-premature-infant-treated-with-thrombolytic-therapy-for-life-threatening-pulmonary-artery-thrombosis
#15
Dilek Ulubas Isik, Istemi H Celik, Osman Yilmaz, Ahmet Y Bas, Nihal Demirel
Pulmonary artery thrombosis is rarely reported in preterm neonates. Although treatment of neonatal thrombosis remains controversial, thrombolytic agents must be considered when the thrombosis is life threatening. We herein present a case of a preterm newborn with pulmonary artery thrombosis accompanied by acute-onset respiratory failure and cyanotic congenital heart disease. The thrombosis was successfully treated using tissue plasminogen activator. In conclusion, the thrombolytic therapy should be considered in treatment of patients in whom the thrombosis completely occludes the pulmonary arteries...
November 2016: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26929880/junctional-bradycardia-as-early-sign-of-digoxin-toxicity-in-a-premature-infant-with-congestive-heart-failure-due-to-a-left-to-right-shunt
#16
Soham Dasgupta, Ashraf M Aly, Sunil K Jain
Introduction Congestive heart failure due to left to right cardiac shunt is usually managed medically with diuretics, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, and, in some cases, with the addition of digoxin. Case We report a 31-week gestation premature male infant who did not respond to such treatment and developed hyperaldosteronism and severe hypokalemia secondary to activation of the renin angiotensin aldosterone system. The hypokalemia was not responsive to intravenous KCL supplementation and induced digoxin toxicity despite a relatively normal digoxin level...
March 2016: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26885434/high-output-cardiac-failure-resolving-after-repair-of-av-fistula-in-a-six-month-old
#17
Uygar Teomete, Rubee Anne Gugol, Holly Neville, Ozgur Dandin, Ming-Lon Young
Background. Acquired AVF in pediatrics are commonly caused by iatrogenic means, including arterial or venous punctures. These fistulae can cause great hemodynamic stress on the heart as soon as they are created. Case. A six-month-old 25-week gestation infant was referred for respiratory distress. Initial exam revealed tachypnea, tachycardia, and hypertension. There was a bruit noted on her left arm. An ultrasound showed an arteriovenous fistula. Its location, however, precluded intervention because of the high risk for limb-loss...
2016: Case Reports in Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26809174/successful-treatment-of-arrhythmia-induced-cardiomyopathy-in-an-infant-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex
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Noriko Motoki, Yuji Inaba, Satoshi Matsuzaki, Yohei Akazawa, Takafumi Nishimura, Tetsuhiro Fukuyama, Kenichi Koike
BACKGROUND: Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is an autosomal-dominant tumor suppressor gene syndrome that is characterized by the development of distinctive benign tumors and malformations in multiple organ systems (N Eng J Med 355:1345-1356, 2006). Cardiac rhabdomyomas are intracavitary or intramural tumors observed in 50-70 % of infants with TSC but only cause serious clinical problems in a very small fraction of these patients (N Eng J Med 355:1345-1356, 2006; Pediatrics 118:1146-1151, 2006; Eur J Pediatr 153:155-7, 1994); most individuals have no clinical symptoms and their tumors spontaneously regress...
January 25, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26708380/preoperative-determinants-of-outcomes-of-infant-heart-surgery-in-a-limited-resource-setting
#19
N Srinath Reddy, Mahesh Kappanayil, Rakhi Balachandran, Kathy J Jenkins, Abish Sudhakar, G S Sunil, R Benedict Raj, R Krishna Kumar
We studied the effect of preoperative determinants on early outcomes of 1028 consecutive infant heart operations in a limited-resource setting. Comprehensive data on pediatric heart surgery (January 2010-December 2012) were collected prospectively. Outcome measures included in-hospital mortality, prolonged ventilation (>48 hours), and bloodstream infection (BSI) after surgery. Preoperative variables that showed significant individual association with outcome measures were entered into a logistic regression model...
2015: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26684389/planned-caesarean-section-for-women-with-a-twin-pregnancy
#20
REVIEW
G Justus Hofmeyr, Jon F Barrett, Caroline A Crowther
BACKGROUND: Twin pregnancies are associated with increased perinatal mortality, mainly related to prematurity, but complications during birth may contribute to perinatal loss or morbidity. The option of planned caesarean section to avoid such complications must therefore be considered. On the other hand, randomised trials of other clinical interventions in the birth process to avoid problems related to labour and birth (planned caesarean section for breech, and continuous electronic fetal heart rate monitoring), have shown an unexpected discordance between short-term perinatal morbidity and long-term neurological outcome...
2015: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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