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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233359/supra-annular-mitral-valve-replacement-in-an-infant-with-infective-endocarditis
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Sanae Yamauchi, Shigemitsu Iwai, Yuji Tominaga, Yosuke Kugo, Moyu Hasegawa, Futoshi Kayatani, Kunihiko Takahashi, Hisaaki Aoki, Hiroaki Kawata
We report the case of a female neonate born at 40 weeks' gestation with no known risk factors. On postnatal day 27, she was transferred to the pediatric intensive care unit and intubated for cardiorespiratory failure; she was diagnosed with group B streptococcus infective endocarditis. Mitral valve vegetations did not improve with antibiotic therapy. Mitral valve surgery was performed on postnatal day 36. A mechanical mitral valve with short-segment polytetrafluoroethylene skirt was inserted into the supra-annular position; gentian violet was applied to the sewing ring and skirt...
January 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232194/persistent-ventricular-bigeminy-during-anesthesia-in-pediatric-patients-a-case-report-of-an-11-year-old-child
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Sheetal Dalal, Vikas Chaudhari
An 11-year-old male child with fractures in both bones in his left forearm presented for open reduction and internal fixation. The pre-anesthetic check-up and investigations did not reveal any pre-existing underlying cardio-respiratory disease. The patient had an uneventful peri-operative period during the operation and was comfortable without any anxiety or restlessness. After an uneventful induction and intubation as per routine protocol, the patient received 600 mg of amoxicillin+clavunate intravenously as an antibiotic...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208756/neurally-adjusted-ventilatory-assist-after-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-clinical-experience-and-impact-on-ventilation-pressures
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Benjamin Crulli, Mariam Khebir, Baruch Toledano, Suzanne Vobecky, Nancy Poirier, Guillaume Emeriaud
INTRODUCTION: After pediatric cardiac surgery, ventilation with high airway pressures can be detrimental to right ventricular function and pulmonary blood flow. Neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NAVA) improves patient-ventilator interactions, helping maintain spontaneous ventilation. This study reports our experience with the use of NAVA in children after a cardiac surgery. We hypothesize that using NAVA in this population is feasible and allows for lower ventilation pressures. METHODS: We retrospectively studied all children ventilated with NAVA (invasively or noninvasively) after undergoing cardiac surgery between January 2013 and May 2015 in our pediatric intensive care unit...
December 5, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187107/the-burdens-of-offering-ethical-and-practical-considerations
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Roxanne E Kirsch, Jillian Coronado, Peter P Roeleveld, James Tweddell, Antonio M Mott, Stephen J Roth
We reflect upon highlights of a facilitated panel discussion from the 2016 Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society Meeting. The session was designed to explore challenges, share practical clinical experiences, and review ethical underpinnings surrounding decisions to offer intensive, invasive therapies to patients who have a poor prognosis for survival or are likely to be burdened with multiple residual comorbidities if survival is achieved. The discussion panel was representative of a variety of disciplines including pediatric cardiology, cardiac intensive care, nursing, and cardiovascular surgery as well as different health-care delivery systems...
November 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167083/the-effect-of-diagnostic-blood-loss-on-anemia-and-transfusion-among-postoperative-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease-in-a-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Dan Zhou, Yu-Lan Luo, Shu-Hua Luo, Mei Feng, Meng-Lin Tang
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether diagnostic blood loss can lead to anemia and consequent blood transfusion among postoperative patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). DESIGN AND METHODS: This prospective observational study was conducted in a university-affiliated tertiary hospital between January and August 2016. CHD patients aged <12years, undergoing cardiac surgery, with a PICU stay >48h were included (n=205)...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092664/the-perspective-of-the-intensivist-on-inotropes-and-postoperative-care-following-pediatric-heart-surgery-an-international-survey-and-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Peter P Roeleveld, J C A de Klerk
INTRODUCTION: Inotropes are frequently being used in children undergoing heart surgery to prevent or treat low cardiac output syndrome (LCOS). There is only limited evidence that inotropes actually positively influence postoperative outcome. Our aim was to describe the current international practice variation in the use of inotropes following congenital heart surgery. METHODS: We developed an online survey regarding the postoperative use of inotropes. We sent an invitation to all 197 registered members of the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society (PCICS) to participate in the survey...
January 1, 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067568/anemia-at-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-discharge-prevalence-and-risk-markers
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Pierre Demaret, Oliver Karam, Marisa Tucci, Jacques Lacroix, Hélène Behal, Alain Duhamel, Frédéric Lebrun, André Mulder, Stéphane Leteurtre
BACKGROUND: Anemia is prevalent at pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admission and incident during PICU stay, but little is known about anemia at PICU discharge . Anemia after critical illness is an important issue because it could impact post-PICU outcome. We aimed to estimate the prevalence of anemia at PICU discharge and to determine its risk markers. METHODS: This is an ancillary study of a prospective observational study on transfusion practices conducted in the PICU of a tertiary care children's hospital...
October 24, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066147/heart-type-fatty-acid-binding-protein-and-high-dose-methylprednisolone-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery
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Eero Pesonen, Juho Keski-Nisula, Arie Passov, Raisa Vähätalo, Juha Puntila, Sture Andersson, Pertti K Suominen
OBJECTIVES: Corticosteroids possess cardioprotection in experimental cardiac ischemia/reperfusion. The authors hypothesized that if cardioprotection of corticosteroids occured during pediatric cardiac surgery, then methylprednisolone used in cardiopulmonary bypass prime would reduce postoperative concentrations of heart-type fatty-acid-binding protein, a cardiac biomarker. DESIGN: A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial. SETTING: Operating room and pediatric intensive care unit of a university hospital...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063727/nurse-driven-analgesia-and-sedation-in-pediatric-patients-with-univentricular-hearts-requiring-extracorporeal-life-support-after-first-stage-palliation-surgery-a-pilot-study
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Jörg Michel, Michael Hofbeck, Ines Gerbig, Vanya Icheva, Ellen Heimberg, Walter Jost, Christian Schlensak, Matthias Kumpf, Gunnar Blumenstock, Felix Neunhoeffer
BACKGROUND: Few data are available regarding requirements of sedation and analgesia in children during extracorporeal life support. AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate if children with functionally univentricular hearts on extracorporeal life support after first-stage palliation surgery have higher requirement of analgesics and sedatives compared with children without extracorporeal life support using a goal-directed nurse-driven analgesia and sedation protocol...
December 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058296/research-and-application-of-transnasal-transesophageal-echocardiography-probe
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Lei Wang, Jing Zhang, Shao-Ping Zheng, Lin He, Jing Wang, Xin-Fang Wang, Ming-Xing Xie
The intubation of conventional transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) probes into patients causes serious esophagus irritation, and thus the use of TEE probes in pediatric practice is limited. In this study, we aimed at the development of a special probe which could be inserted through the nasopharyngeal cavity into the esophagus to obtain the same high-quality echocardiography images as those obtained by conventional TEE and improve patients' experience. During the examination, the patients felt relaxed for a longer time and cooperated with the sonographers in the process of cardiac catheterization conducted in the surgery room or the intensive care unit (ICU), resulting in improved accuracy of the diagnosis and timely administration of appropriate treatment...
October 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026677/bedside-ultrasound-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-children-with-respiratory-difficulty-following-cardiac-surgery
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REVIEW
Hussam Kanaan Hamadah, Mohamed Salim Kabbani
Many children frequently fail extubation or require a prolonged period of positive pressure ventilation support after cardiac surgery. Pediatric cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PCICU) ultrasound (US) stands as a simple, basic bedside tool that can be performed by trained intensivists for the diagnosis with immediate implication on therapeutic decisions in multiple scenarios that physicians may face in PCICU. Bedside US is widely available, convenient, and inexpensive. This educational article based mainly on our own experience is highlighting the role of US in detecting the most common causes of respiratory weaning difficulties and extubation failure in postoperative cardiac children through proposed illustration and algorithm...
2017: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948337/blood-versus-crystalloid-cardioplegia-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Konstantinos S Mylonas, Aspasia Tzani, Panagiotis Metaxas, Dimitrios Schizas, Vasileios Boikou, Konstantinos P Economopoulos
The benefit of blood cardioplegia (BCP) compared to crystalloid cardioplegia (CCP) is still debatable. Our aim was to systematically review and synthesize all available evidence on the use of BCP and CCP to assess if any modality provides superior outcomes in pediatric cardiac surgery. A systematic literature search of the PubMed and Cochrane databases was performed with respect to the PRISMA statement (end-of-search date: January 30th, 2017). We extracted data on study design, demographics, cardioplegia regimens, and perioperative outcomes as well as relevant biochemical markers, namely cardiac troponin I (cTnI), lactate, and ATP levels at baseline, after reperfusion and postoperatively at 1, 4, 12, and 24 h as applicable...
December 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932552/chylothorax-after-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-complicates-short-term-but-not-long-term-outcomes-a-propensity-matched-analysis
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Nikoletta R Czobor, György Roth, Zsolt Prodán, Daniel J Lex, Erzsébet Sápi, László Ablonczy, Mihály Gergely, Edgar A Székely, János Gál, Andrea Székely
BACKGROUND: The occurrence of postoperative chylothorax in children with congenital heart disease is a rare and serious complication in cardiac intensive care units (ICUs). The aim of our study was to identify the perioperative characteristics, treatment options, resource utilization and long term complications of patients having chylothorax after a pediatric cardiac surgery. METHODS: Patients were retrospectively assessed for the presence of chylothorax between January 2002 and December 2012 in a tertiary national cardiac center...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928610/does-heart-type-fatty-acid-binding-protein-predict-clinical-outcomes-after-pediatric-cardiac-surgery
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Egmond S Evers, Varsha Walavalkar, Suresh Pujar, Latha Balasubramanian, Frits W Prinzen, Tammo Delhaas, Ward Y Vanagt, Shreesha Maiya
INTRODUCTION: The early identification of vulnerable pediatric cardiac surgery patients can help clinicians provide them with timely support. Heart-type fatty acid-binding protein. (H-FABP) is an early biomarker of myocardial injury in acute myocardial infarction in adults. In this study, we evaluated the correlations between postoperative H-FABP, creatine kinase-myocardial band (CK-MB), troponin-I, total bypass time, and clinical outcomes. METHODS: In 32 pediatric patients that underwent ventricular septal defect...
September 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884218/use-of-levosimendan-in-postoperative-setting-after-surgical-repair-of-congenital-heart-disease-in-children
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Vivianne Amiet, Marie-Hélène Perez, David Longchamp, Tatiana Boulos Ksontini, Julia Natterer, Sonia Plaza Wuthrich, Jacques Cotting, Stefano Di Bernardo
Low cardiac output is one of the most common complications after cardiac surgery. Levosimendan, a new inotrope agent, has been demonstrated in adult patient to be an effective treatment for this purpose when classical therapy is not effective. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Levosimendan on cardiac output parameters in cardiac children with low cardiac output syndrome (LCOS.). We carried out a retrospective analysis on 62 children hospitalized in our pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) after cardiac surgery, which demonstrated LCOS not responding to classical catecholamine therapy and who received levosimendan as rescue therapy...
September 7, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876431/analysis-of-the-availability-of-the-resources-necessary-for-urgent-and-emergency-healthcare-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-between-2009-2013
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Silvana Hebe Coimbra, Eliete Dominguez Lopez Camanho, Lindolfo Carlos Heringer, Ricardo Vieira Botelho, Cidia Vasconcellos
Introduction: The Regulatory Complex is the structure that operationalizes actions for making resources available to meet the needs of urgent and emergency care in the municipality of São Paulo. In the case of urgent care, needs are immediate and associated with high morbidity and mortality. Objective: To identify the most frequently requested resources, the resolution capacity and the mortality rate associated with the unavailability of a certain resource. Method: Our study was based on data from medical bulletins issued by the Urgent and Emergency Regulation Center (CRUE) in the city of São Paulo from 2009 to 2013...
June 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866320/differences-in-perioperative-femoral-and-radial-arterial-blood-pressure-in-neonates-and-infants-undergoing-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-requiring-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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Hwa Jin Cho, Sang Hoon Lee, In Seok Jeong, Nam Sik Yoon, Jae Sook Ma, Byoung Hee Ahn
OBJECTIVE: Several reports claim that blood pressure (BP) in the radial artery may underestimate the accurate BP in critically ill patients. Here, the authors evaluated differences in mean blood pressure (MBP) between the radial and femoral artery during pediatric cardiac surgery to determine the effectiveness of femoral arterial BP monitoring. METHOD: The medical records of children under 1 year of age who underwent open-heart surgery between 2007 and 2013 were retrospectively reviewed...
August 30, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696880/performance-of-pediatric-risk-of-mortality-score-among-critically-ill-children-with-heart-disease
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Rebecca A Russell, Mallikarjuna Rettiganti, Nancy Brundage, Howard E Jeffries, Punkaj Gupta
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of the Pediatric Risk of Mortality 3 (PRISM-3) score in critically ill children with heart disease. METHODS: Patients <18 years of age admitted with cardiac diagnoses (cardiac medical and cardiac surgical) to one of the participating pediatric intensive care units in the Virtual Pediatric Systems, LLC, database were included. Performance of PRISM-3 was evaluated with discrimination and calibration measures among both cardiac surgical and cardiac medical patients...
July 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676203/-frequency-and-type-of-pleuropulmonary-complications-and-their-predictors-during-the-first-thirty-days-after-cardiopulmonary-bypass-surgery-in-children
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Jessica Jacqueline Hernández-López, Alejandro Solano-Gutiérrez, Flor Teresita Rosas-Aragón, Airam Gabriela Antúnez-Soto, Janet Flores-Lujano, Juan Carlos Nuñez-Enríquez
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency and type of pleuropulmonary complications and their predictors in the first thirty postoperative days of patients undergoing surgery without cardiopulmonary bypass. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was carried out between January 2013 and December 2014. It included all patients with congenital heart disease who underwent cardiac surgery using a sternal or thoracic approach, without cardiopulmonary bypass with a registered admission to a Neonatal or Paediatric Intensive Care...
July 1, 2017: Archivos de Cardiología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672079/acute-kidney-injury-in-congenital-cardiac-surgery-comparison-of-prifle-akin
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Murat Tanyildiz, Mesiha Ekim, Tanil Kendirli, Ercan Tutar, Zeynep Eyileten, Zeynep Birsin Ozcakar, Asli Kavaz, Fatos Yalcınkaya, Adnan Uysalel, Semra Atalay
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with an increased risk of mortality especially in pediatric intensive care units. The aim of this study is to determine the risk factors of AKI in children undergoing cardiac surgery for congenital heart disease and compare two different classification systems: pRIFLE and AKIN. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 145 patient undergoing pediatric congenital heart surgery who were between 1 month and 18 years and treated by the cardiovascular surgery department from January 2009 to October 2011...
July 3, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
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