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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473101/cardiac-function-assessments-in-left-bochdalek-s-hernia-clinical-relevance
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Arvind Sehgal, Kenneth Tan, Peter Ferguson
The objectives of this study were to characterize peri-operative echocardiographic (ECHO) assessments of right ventricular (RV) function and pulmonary hypertension (PH) and ascertain correlation with clinical outcomes in infants with left Bochdalek's hernia (LBH). This retrospective study in a quaternary neonatal intensive care unit involved electronic database search for infants with LBH during January 2009 to July 2017. Demographics, outcomes, and ECHO parameters were accessed from archived databases. Thirty-one infants with mean gestational age and birthweight (BW) 38...
February 23, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472291/outcomes-after-surgical-coronary-artery-revascularisation-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Kalpana Thammineni, Jeffrey M Vinocur, Brian Harvey, Jeremiah S Menk, Michael Scott Kelleman, Anna-Maria Korakiti, Amanda S Thomas, James H Moller, James D St Louis, Lazaros K Kochilas
OBJECTIVE: Surgical coronary revascularisation in children with congenital heart disease (CHD) is a rare event for which limited information is available. In this study, we review the indications and outcomes of surgical coronary revascularisation from the Pediatric Cardiac Care Consortium, a large US-based multicentre registry of interventions for CHD. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of children (<18 years old) with CHD who underwent surgical coronary revascularisation between 1982 and 2011...
February 22, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471941/editor-in-chief-s-top-picks-from-2017
#3
Valentin Fuster
Each week, I record audio summaries for every article in JACC, as well as an issue summary. While this process has been time-consuming, I have become quite familiar with every paper that we publish. Thus, I personally select papers (both original investigations and review articles) from 15 distinct specialties each year for your review. In addition to my personal choices, I have included manuscripts that have been the most accessed or downloaded on our websites, as well as those selected by the JACC Editorial Board members...
February 27, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470938/diagnostic-performance-of-mr-elastography-for-liver-fibrosis-in-children-and-young-adults-with-a-spectrum-of-liver-diseases
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Andrew T Trout, Rachel M Sheridan, Suraj D Serai, Stavra A Xanthakos, Weizhe Su, Bin Zhang, Daniel B Wallihan
Purpose To assess the diagnostic performance of magnetic resonance (MR) elastography-derived liver stiffness to detect liver fibrosis in a pediatric and young adult population with a spectrum of liver diseases. Materials and Methods This retrospective study included patients younger than 21 years of age who underwent MR elastography and liver biopsy within 3 months of one another between January 2012 and September 2016 for indications other than liver transplantation or Fontan palliation of congenital heart disease...
February 22, 2018: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470837/past-present-and-future-approaches-to-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-in-children
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REVIEW
Eric A F Simões, Louis Bont, Paolo Manzoni, Brigitte Fauroux, Bosco Paes, Josep Figueras-Aloy, Paul A Checchia, Xavier Carbonell-Estrany
INTRODUCTION: The REGAL (RSV Evidence - A Geographical Archive of the Literature) series has provided a comprehensive review of the published evidence in the field of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in Western countries over the last 20 years. This seventh and final publication covers the past, present and future approaches to the prevention and treatment of RSV infection among infants and children. METHODS: A systematic review was undertaken of publications between January 1, 1995 and December 31, 2017 across PubMed, Embase and The Cochrane Library...
February 22, 2018: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468813/optimus-covered-stent-advanced-covered-stent-technology-for-complex-congenital-heart-disease
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Gareth J Morgan, Matteo Ciuffreda, Isabella Spadoni, Joseph DeGiovanni
AIM: To assess the acute results of the first human use of the Optimus covered stent in complex coarctation of the aorta. METHODS AND RESULTS: We successfully implanted the Optimus covered stent in eight cases in patients whose preprocedural anatomy looked challenging for currently available covered stents. Six of the patients had native coarctation with one recoarctation following surgical repair. There were no significant complications with reduction in the mean invasive gradient from 22 to 1 mm Hg...
February 21, 2018: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468569/illness-identity-in-adults-with-a-chronic-illness
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Leen Oris, Koen Luyckx, Jessica Rassart, Liesbet Goubert, Eva Goossens, Silke Apers, Seher Arat, Joris Vandenberghe, René Westhovens, Philip Moons
The present study examines the concept of illness identity, the degree to which a chronic illness is integrated into one's identity, in adults with a chronic illness by validating a new self-report questionnaire, the Illness Identity Questionnaire (IIQ). Self-report questionnaires on illness identity, psychological, and physical functioning were assessed in two samples: adults with congenital heart disease (22-78 year old; n = 276) and with multisystem connective tissue disorders (systemic lupus erythematosus or systemic sclerosis; 17-81 year old; n = 241)...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468473/clinical-aspects-of-myocardial-fibrosis-in-adults-with-ebstein-s-anomaly
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Aleksandra Ciepłucha, Olga Trojnarska, Anna Kociemba, Magdalena Łanocha, Mikolaj Barczynski, Szymon Rozmiarek, Lucyna Kramer, Malgorzata Pyda
Heart failure and arrhythmia are common complications in adults with Ebstein's anomaly. They may result not only from hemodynamic alterations, but also from myocardial fibrosis. Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) by CMR enables the evaluation of myocardial fibrosis. The aim of the study was to asses the presence of LGE and its relation to clinical outcome. We studied a group of 37 unoperated adults aged 43.0 ± 14.4 years with Ebstein's anomaly from the congenital heart disease outpatient clinic. Study protocol included: cardiopulmonary test, assessment of supraventricular arrhythmia (SVA), and CMR with evaluation of cardiac chambers' morphology and function, and presence of LGE...
February 21, 2018: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467171/atrialized-right-ventricular-myxoma-in-a-patient-with-ebstein-s-anomaly
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T J John, H W Snyman, J Janson, A J K Pecoraro
Ebstein's anomaly is a rare entity affecting around 1 in 200,000 live births and accounts for less than 1% of congenital heart diseases. Ebstein's anomaly with an associated right-sided myxoma is extremely rare, with only one other case report found in the literature. Previous reports have also noted cases of Ebstein's anomaly associated with left-sided myxomas. We describe a female patient with, to our knowledge, the first case of a histopathologically confirmed right ventricular myxoma in the setting of Ebstein's anomaly...
February 21, 2018: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466198/-diverticula-and-congenital-aneurysms-of-the-left-ventricle-anatomical-features-pathophysiology-clinical-presentation-and-treatment-strategy
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I A Soynov, Y N Gorbatykh, Y Y Kulyabin, I A Kornilov, N R Nichay, A V Gorbatykh, A Y Omelchenko, A V Bogachev-Prokophiev
Congenital aneurysms and diverticula of the left ventricle represent a rare group of anomalies in the spectrum of congenital heart disease. Although natural histories of these anomalies are considerably different and characterized by different rates of lifethreatening events, similarity of their clinical presentation and diagnostic criteria do not allow to differentiate this anomalies at routine examination. Data on etiology, methods of diagnosis and treatment published by various authors is controversial. In this review we present relevant aspects of etiology, pathophysiology and treatment strategy of patients with left ventricular diverticula and congenital aneurysms...
February 2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465631/near-infrared-cerebral-oximetry-to-predict-outcome-after-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-a-prospective-observational-study
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Marine Flechet, Fabian Güiza, Dirk Vlasselaers, Lars Desmet, Stoffel Lamote, Heidi Delrue, Marc Beckers, Michaël P Casaer, Pieter Wouters, Greet van den Berghe, Geert Meyfroidt
OBJECTIVES: To assess whether near-infrared cerebral tissue oxygen saturation, measured with the FORESIGHT cerebral oximeter (CAS Medical Systems, Branford, CT) predicts PICU length of stay, duration of invasive mechanical ventilation, and mortality in critically ill children after pediatric cardiac surgery. DESIGN: Single-center prospective, observational study. SETTING: Twelve-bed PICU of a tertiary academic hospital. PATIENTS: Critically ill children and infants with congenital heart disease, younger than 12 years old, admitted to the PICU between October 2012 and November 2015...
February 19, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464391/treatment-of-pediatric-pulmonary-hypertension
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REVIEW
Manish Aggarwal, R Mark Grady
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is an increasingly recognized problem in children, particularly within tertiary pediatric hospitals. This increase is, in large part, due to ever improving survival among previously fatal conditions, such as extreme prematurity and complicated congenital heart disease. This increased recognition has paralleled burgeoning pharmacologic and interventional PH-specific treatment options. Unfortunately, most PH-specific therapies have not been tested in children with rigorous, randomized, controlled trials...
February 20, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464136/anesthetic-management-of-pheochromocytoma-resection-in-adults-with-single-ventricle-physiology
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Giancarlo Suffredini, Natalia Diaz-Rodriguez, Krishnan Chakravarthy, Aarti Mathur, Heather K Hayanga, Steve M Frank, Richard E Ringel, Stephen Freiberg, Viachaslau M Barodka, Jochen Steppan
Survival rates for patients with palliated congenital heart disease are increasing, and an increasing number of adults with cyanotic congenital heart disease (CCHD) might require surgical resection of pheochromocytoma-paraganglioma (PHEO-PGL). A recent study supports the idea that patients with a history of CCHD and current or historical cyanosis might be at increased risk for developing PHEO-PGL. We review the anesthetic management of two adults with single-ventricle physiology following Fontan palliation presenting for PHEO-PGL resection and review prior published case reports...
December 8, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463390/managing-congenital-heart-disease-in-the-obstetric-patient
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REVIEW
Heidi M Connolly
OBJECTIVE: Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of pregnancy-related maternal mortality in the United States, and congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common form of structural heart disease affecting women of childbearing age. Most females born with CHD will reach childbearing age and consider pregnancy. Adult CHD and maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialists managing women with CHD should provide preconception counseling, cardiovascular risk assessment prior to pregnancy that estimates maternal and fetal risk, management during pregnancy, and in the peripartum period and also know the potential complications and special circumstances that may occur in the post-partum period...
February 2018: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460801/effects-of-glucocorticoids-on-serum-amino-acid-levels-during-cardiac-surgery-in-children
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Annelies van Zwol, Neelke B C Oosterloo, Cartijn T de Betue, Ad Bogers, Inge I de Liefde, Nicolaas E P Deutz, Koen F M Joosten
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Children undergoing cardiac surgery with cardio pulmonary bypass often receive glucocorticoids to reduce the systemic inflammatory response. Glucocorticoids stimulate protein breakdown and increase amino acid availability. We studied whether glucocorticoid treatment influences the availability of amino acids, specifically those involved in the nitric oxide pathway. METHODS: We prospectively studied 49 children with congenital heart disease undergoing cardiac surgery...
February 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460462/cri-du-chat-syndrome-characteristics-of-73-brazilian-patients
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R S Honjo, C B Mello, L S E Pimenta, E C Nuñes-Vaca, L M Benedetto, R B F Khoury, D M Befi-Lopes, C A Kim
BACKGROUND: Cri du Chat syndrome (CdCS) is a genetic syndrome caused by deletions in the short arm of chromosome 5. Although the main clinical features of CdCS are well known, the neurocognitive and behavioural characteristics of the phenotype are rarely described in detail in the literature. In this study, we analysed the main phenotypic features of CdCS from a parental perspective. METHOD: A questionnaire was sent to 700 Brazilian families that were registered in the Brazilian Association of CdCS...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: JIDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457362/a-multinational-observational-investigation-of-illness-perceptions-and-quality-of-life-among-patients-with-a-fontan-circulation
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Christina E Holbein, Nicholas D Fogleman, Kevin Hommel, Silke Apers, Jessica Rassart, Philip Moons, Koen Luyckx, Maayke A Sluman, Junko Enomoto, Bengt Johansson, Hsiao-Ling Yang, Mikael Dellborg, Raghavan Subramanyan, Jamie L Jackson, Werner Budts, Adrienne H Kovacs, Stacey Morrison, Martha Tomlin, Kathy Gosney, Alexandra Soufi, Katrine Eriksen, Corina Thomet, Malin Berghammer, Luis Alday, Edward Callus, Susan M Fernandes, Maryanne Caruana, Samuel Menahem, Stephen C Cook, Gwen R Rempel, Kamila White, Paul Khairy, Shelby Kutty, Gruschen Veldtman
OBJECTIVE: First, to compare QOL and illness perceptions between patients with a Fontan circulation and patients with anatomically simple defects (ie, atrial septal defects [ASD] or ventricular septal defects [VSD]). Second, to explore illness perceptions as a mediator of the association between congenital heart disease (CHD) diagnosis and QOL. DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study. SETTING: Twenty-four cardiology centers from 15 countries across five continents...
February 18, 2018: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457270/clinical-and-echocardiographic-characteristics-of-patients-in-sinus-rhythm-normal-left-ventricular-function-and-indeterminate-diastolic-function
#18
Matan Shimron, Lynne Williams, Yevgeni Hazanov, Diab Ghanim, Wadia Kinany, Offer Amir, Shemy Carasso
BACKGROUND: Diastolic dysfunction (DDFx) is the major underlying mechanism of heart failure with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (EF). Yet, the echocardiographic diagnosis of DDFx in patients in sinus rhythm is challenging and up to 25% of studies have discrepant measures making assessment of DDFx indeterminate. We aimed to describe the clinical and echocardiographic characteristics of patients with indeterminate diastolic function compared to patients with definite normal and abnormal diastolic function...
February 19, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456211/risk-factors-associated-with-acute-kidney-injury-in-newborns
#19
Emad E Ghobrial, Salma Z Elhouchi, Sarah S Eltatawy, Lilian O Beshara
Acute kidney injury (AKI) in the newborn is a common problem in the neonatal intensive care unit with many underlying factors such as asphyxia, respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), and urogenital anomalies. The aim of this study is to highlight possible risk factors and profile of neonates developing AKI in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of Cairo University Pediatric Hospital. The study was carried out on 90 neonates (30 patients and 60 controls), among neonates admitted to NICU. The study was done over two months, from January 2015 to March 2015...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455793/maternal-and-fetal-outcome-in-operated-vs-non-operated-cases-of-congenital-heart-disease-cases-in-pregnancy
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Vikas Yadav, J B Sharma, S Mishra, A Kriplani, Neerja Bhatla, Garima Kachhawa, Rajesh Kumari, Karthik, Isha Kriplani
OBJECTIVES: To study pregnancy outcomes in operated vs non-operated cases of congenital heart disease cases during pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 55 patients of congenital heart disease who delivered in the authors unit in last 10 years were taken in this retrospective study. These were divided into two groups Group 1:29 (52.7%) patient who had no cardiac surgery and Group 2: 26(47.2%) who had cardiac surgery to correct their cardiac defect before pregnancy...
January 2018: Indian Heart Journal
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