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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440824/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-a-retrospective-review-of-trends-and-outcomes-in-scotland
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Maziar Khorsandi, Mark Davidson, Omar Bouamra, Andrew McLean, Kenneth MacArthur, Ida Torrance, Gillian Wylie, Ed Peng, Mark Danton
Introduction: Around 3.2%-8.4% of patients receive venoarterial (VA) extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support after pediatric cardiac surgery. The desired outcome is "bridge-to-recovery" in most cases. There is no universally agreed protocol, and given the associated costs and complications rates, the decisions as of when and when not to institute VA ECMO are largely empirical. Methods: A retrospective review of the ECMO database at the Scottish Pediatric Cardiac Services (SPCS) was undertaken...
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395177/delirium-is-a-common-and-early-finding-in-patients-in-the-pediatric-cardiac-intensive-care-unit
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Rita V Alvarez, Claire Palmer, Angela S Czaja, Chris Peyton, Gabrielle Silver, Chani Traube, Peter M Mourani, Jon Kaufman
OBJECTIVE: To determine incidence, associated risk factors, and characteristics of delirium in a pediatric cardiac intensive care unit (CICU). Delirium is a frequent and serious complication in adults after cardiac surgery, but there is limited understanding of its impact in children with critical cardiac disease. STUDY DESIGN: Single-center prospective observational study of CICU patients ≤21 years old. All were screened for delirium using the Cornell Assessment for Pediatric Delirium each 12-hour shift...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29373345/basic-knowledge-of-tracheoesophageal-fistula-and-esophageal-atresia
#3
Sura Lee
BACKGROUND: Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) and esophageal atresia (EA) are rare anomalies in neonates. Up to 50% of neonates with TEF/EA will have Vertebral anomalies (V), Anal atresia (A), Cardiac anomalies (C), Tracheoesophageal fistula (T), Esophageal atresia (E), Renal anomalies (R), and Limb anomalies (L) (VACTERL) association, which has the potential to cause serious morbidity. PURPOSE: Timely management of the neonate can greatly impact the infant's overall outcome...
February 2018: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362623/the-prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-early-arrhythmias-following-pediatric-open-heart-surgery-in-egyptian-children
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Tarek Ahmed Abdel Gawad, Waleed Mohamed Elguindy, Omneya Ibrahim Youssef, Tamer Ashraf Abosalem
AIM: This study aimed to assess the prevalence of early postoperative arrhythmias after cardiac operation in the pediatric population, and to analyse possible risk factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cross-sectional study included 30 postoperative patients, with age range four up to 144 months. They were selected from those admitted to the Cardiology Unit in the Pediatric department of Ain Shams University hospitals, after undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) surgery for correction of congenital cardiac defects...
December 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357785/safety-efficacy-and-timeliness-of-intravenous-potassium-chloride-replacement-protocols-in-a-pediatric-cardiothoracic-intensive-care-unit
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Rambod Amirnovin, Phuong Lieu, Flerida Imperial-Perez, Carol Taketomo, Barry P Markovitz, David Y Moromisato
OBJECTIVE: Hypokalemia in children following cardiac surgery occurs frequently, placing them at risk of life-threatening arrhythmias. However, renal insufficiency after cardiopulmonary bypass warrants careful administration of potassium (K+). Two different nurse-driven protocols (high dose and tiered dosing) were implemented to identify an optimal K+ replacement regimen, compared to an historical low-dose protocol. Our objective was to evaluate the safety, efficacy, and timeliness of these protocols...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341967/new-modalities-for-the-administration-of-inhaled-nitric-oxide-in-intensive-care-units-after-cardiac-surgery-or-for-neonatal-indications-a-prospective-observational-study
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Philippe Gaudard, Claudio Barbanti, Bertrand Rozec, Philippe Mauriat, Mimoun M'rini, Gilles Cambonie, Jean Michel Liet, Claude Girard, Pierre Louis Leger, Ziad Assaf, Pierre Damas, Gauthier Loron, Laurent Lecourt, Julien Amour, Philippe Pouard
BACKGROUND: Nitric oxide (NO) has a well-known efficacy in pulmonary hypertension (PH), with wide use for 20 years in many countries. The objective of this study was to describe the current use of NO in real life and the gap with the guidelines. METHODS: This is a multicenter, prospective, observational study on inhaled NO administered through an integrated delivery and monitoring device and indicated for PH according to the market authorizations. The characteristics of NO therapy and ventilation modes were observed...
January 16, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340730/age-dependent-association-between-pre-transplant-blood-transfusion-and-outcomes-of-pediatric-heart-transplantation
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C McKee, D Tumin, B R Alevriadou, K K Nicol, A R Yates, D Hayes, J D Tobias
Avoidance of red blood cell (RBC) transfusions in patients awaiting heart transplantation (HTx) has been suggested to minimize the risk of allosensitization. Although recent studies have suggested that an immature immune system in younger HTx recipients may reduce risks associated with RBC transfusion, the role of age in moderating the influence of transfusion on HTx outcomes remains unclear. We used available data from a national transplant registry to explore whether the association between pre-transplant transfusions and outcomes of pediatric HTx varies by patient age...
January 16, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302715/remote-ischemic-preconditioning-has-a-cardioprotective-effect-in-children-in-the-early-postoperative-phase-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Wen Tan, Chaoji Zhang, Jianzhou Liu, Xiaofeng Li, Yuzhi Chen, Qi Miao
In this updated meta-analysis, we assessed the cardioprotective effect of remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) in pediatric patients undergoing congenital heart surgery. A total of 9 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) involving 793 pediatric patients under 18 years old were identified. RIPC obviously reduced the release of troponin I at 6 h after surgery [standard mean difference (SMD) -0.59, 95% confidence interval (CI) -1.14 to -0.04; p = 0.03], mitigated the inotropic scores within 4-6 h (SMD -0...
January 4, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302123/bloodless-repair-for-a-3-6-kilogram-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-with-jehovah-s-witness-faith
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Jeffery L Burnside, Todd M Ratliff, Ashley B Hodge, Daniel Gomez, Mark Galantowicz, Aymen Naguib
Achieving pediatric cardiac surgery using cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) without allogeneic blood transfusion is challenging. There are many clinical and economic factors that point to the importance of avoiding blood transfusions. In some instances, honoring patients or parents beliefs may be the reason for avoiding blood transfusions. For example, patients or parents of the Jehovah's Witness faith refuse blood transfusion based on their religious beliefs. Over the last decade, our institution has seen a steady increase in our pediatric Jehovah's Witness patient population...
December 2017: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286568/utilization-of-frozen-plasma-cryoprecipitate-and-recombinant-factor-viia-for-children-with-hemostatic-impairments-an-audit-of-transfusion-appropriateness
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Lani Lieberman, Yulia Lin, Christine Cserti-Gazdewich, Qi Long Yi, Jacob Pendergrast, Wendy Lau, Jeannie Callum
BACKGROUND: Blood transfusions and fractionated products are not without risk and may lead to acute and long-term adverse events. The objective of this study was to evaluate the appropriateness of usage of frozen plasma (FP), cryoprecipitate (CRYO), and recombinant factor VIIa (rVIIa) in a pediatric setting. METHODS: All orders for FP, CRYO, and rVIIa were prospectively audited over 6 weeks. Data collected included demographics, laboratory values, indication, and adverse reactions...
December 29, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280785/the-epidemiology-of-health-care-associated-infections-in-pediatric-cardiac-intensive-care-units
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Jeffrey A Alten, Akm Fazlur Rahman, Hayden J Zaccagni, Andrew Shin, David S Cooper, Joshua J Blinder, Lauren Retzloff, Inmaculada B Aban, Eric M Graham, Jeffrey Zampi, Yuliya Domnina, Michael G Gaies
BACKGROUND: Health-care associated infections (HAI) represent serious complications for patients within pediatric cardiac intensive care units (CICU). HAI are associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and resource utilization. There are few studies describing the epidemiology of HAI across the entire spectrum of patients (surgical and non-surgical) receiving care in dedicated pediatric CICUs. METHODS: Retrospective analyses of 22,839 CICU encounters from 10/2013-9/2016 across 22 North American CICUs contributing data to the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium clinical registry...
December 26, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279413/association-between-diastolic-blood-pressure-during-pediatric-in-hospital-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-and-survival
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Robert A Berg, Robert M Sutton, Ron W Reeder, John T Berger, Christopher J Newth, Joseph A Carcillo, Patrick S McQuillen, Kathleen L Meert, Andrew R Yates, Rick E Harrison, Frank W Moler, Murray M Pollack, Todd C Carpenter, David L Wessel, Tammara L Jenkins, Daniel A Notterman, Richard Holubkov, Robert F Tamburro, J Michael Dean, Vinay M Nadkarni
Background -Based on laboratory cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) investigations and limited adult data demonstrating that survival depends on attaining adequate arterial diastolic blood pressure (DBP) during CPR, American Heart Association recommends using BP to guide pediatric CPR. However, evidence-based BP targets during pediatric CPR remain an important knowledge gap for CPR guidelines. Methods -All children ≥37 weeks gestation and <19 years old in Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network intensive care units with chest compressions for ≥1 minute and invasive arterial blood pressure monitoring prior to and during CPR between July 1, 2013 and June 31, 2016 were included...
December 26, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273480/high-ionized-calcium-concentration-is-associated-with-prolonged-length-of-stay-in-the-intensive-care-unit-for-postoperative-pediatric-cardiac-patients
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Satoshi Kimura, Tatsuo Iwasaki, Katsunori Oe, Kazuyoshi Shimizu, Tomohiko Suemori, Tomoyuki Kanazawa, Naohiro Shioji, Yasutoshi Kuroe, Yuto Matsuoka, Hiroshi Morimatsu
OBJECTIVE: There has been controversy regarding the beneficial effects of calcium on myocardial contractility and the harmful effects on myocardial cells, especially in children. The aim of this study was to investigate an association between ionized calcium concentration (iCa) and outcomes for pediatric patients after cardiac surgery. DESIGN: A retrospective, single-center study from May 2013 to December 2014. SETTING: Referral high-volume pediatric cardiac center in a tertiary teaching hospital...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
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
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