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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229823/cardiovascular-complications-in-paediatric-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-saudi-arabian-patients
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Ahmad S Azhar, Omneyah Mohamed Awlia, Mohammed A Muzaffer
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence and types of cardiovascular complications in Saudi patients with paediatric-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (pSLE). METHODS: Retrospective record review of pSLE patients following from January 2014 to September 2015 at the rheumatology clinic of King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital, Jeddah. Laboratory data such as C-reactive protein (CRP), antinuclear antibodies (ANA), anti-double stranded DNA antibody (anti-dsDNA), C3 and C4 complements, were collected...
February 10, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226685/tracking-of-the-anterior-mitral-leaflet-in-echocardiographic-sequences-using-active-contours
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Malik Saad Sultan, Nelson Martins, Diana Veiga, Manuel Joao Ferreira, Miguel Tavares Coimbra, Malik Saad Sultan, Nelson Martins, Diana Veiga, Manuel Joao Ferreira, Miguel Tavares Coimbra, Diana Veiga, Nelson Martins, Malik Saad Sultan, Miguel Tavares Coimbra, Manuel Joao Ferreira
Echocardiography assessment of cardiac valves plays a vital role in the diagnosis of rheumatic heart disease. In the vast majority of cases, the mitral valve gets affected, leading to the thickening of its leaflets that may result in the fusion of their tips. This changes the appearance and reduces the mobility of the leaflets, which also reduce the heart efficiency. Quantifying such parameters provides diagnostic insight. To achieve that, the first step is to identify and then track fast moving leaflets. This work is focused on Anterior Mitral Leaflet (AML) tracking...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210838/urinary-ngal-deficiency-in-recurrent-urinary-tract-infections
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Catherine S Forster, Kathryn Johnson, Viral Patel, Rebecca Wax, Nancy Rodig, Jonathan Barasch, Richard Bachur, Richard S Lee
INTRODUCTION: Children with recurrent urinary tract infections (rUTI) often show no identifiable cause of their infections. Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is known to be upregulated within the uroepithelium and kidney of patients with UTI and exhibits a localized bacteriostatic effect through iron chelation. We hypothesize that some patients with rUTI without an identifiable cause of their recurrent infections have locally deficient NGAL production. We therefore explored whether a lack of NGAL production may be a factor in the pathogenesis of rUTI...
February 16, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183649/biological-and-mechanical-evaluation-of-a-bio-hybrid-scaffold-for-autologous-valve-tissue-engineering
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S Jahnavi, U Saravanan, N Arthi, G S Bhuvaneshwar, T V Kumary, S Rajan, R S Verma
Major challenge in heart valve tissue engineering for paediatric patients is the development of an autologous valve with regenerative capacity. Hybrid tissue engineering approach is recently gaining popularity to design scaffolds with desired biological and mechanical properties that can remodel post implantation. In this study, we fabricated aligned nanofibrous Bio-Hybrid scaffold made of decellularized bovine pericardium: polycaprolactone-chitosan with optimized polymer thickness to yield the desired biological and mechanical properties...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176512/respiratory-adverse-events-during-upper-digestive-endoscopies-in-children-under-ketamine-sedation
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Jose C Flores-González, Alfonso M Lechuga Sancho, Mónica Saldaña Valderas, Gema Jimenez Gonzalez, Maria D Cruzado Garcia, Cristina Perez Aragon, Jose A Blanca Garcia
BACKGROUND: There is no evidence of the need for oxygen supplementation during upper digestive endoscopies under Ketamine sedation in children, and the latest recommendations specifically state that it is not mandatory for the procedure. The aim of our study is to assess the incidence of respiratory adverse events during upper digestive endoscopies in children under Ketamine sedation when performed without oxygen supplementation, in accordance with the latest recommendations. METHODS: 88 children undergoingketamine sedation for programmed upper digestive endoscopy at our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit were included...
February 7, 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168985/predicting-time-to-full-enteral-nutrition-in-children-after-significant-bowel-resection
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Jessica Gonzalez-Hernandez, Purvi Prajapati, Gerald Ogola, Nandini Channabasappa, Barbara Drews, Hannah G Piper
PURPOSE: Parenteral nutrition (PN) contributes to considerable morbidity in children after significant bowel resection. This study evaluates the utility of clinical variables in predicting time to independence from PN. METHODS: After IRB approval, a retrospective review (1999-2012) of 71 children who were on PN for >6weeks after intestinal resection and successfully weaned was performed. Clinical characteristics were evaluated to determine the relationship to time to full enteral nutrition...
January 29, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168965/outcomes-of-the-arterial-switch-operation-in-children-less-than-2-5-kilograms
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Tyson A Fricke, Anne Eva Bulstra, Benjamin R Loyer, Robert G Weintraub, Yves d'Udekem, Christian P Brizard, Igor E Konstantinov
BACKGROUND: Children with body weight less than 2.5 kg who undergo the arterial switch operation (ASO) represent a challenging group. We sought to determine outcomes of patients with weight less than 2.5 kg at ASO at a single institution. METHODS: All patients who underwent an ASO with biventricular repair and weighed less than 2.5 kg at time of surgery were identified from the hospital database and reviewed retrospectively. RESULTS: From 1983 to 2014, 870 patients underwent an ASO with biventricular repair at our institution...
February 3, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165678/rare-cause-for-hemoptysis-in-an-adolescent-bronchial-capillary-hemangioma
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Susanne Hämmerling, Sebastian Becker, Marcus A Mall
Hemoptysis is rare in children and adolescents. We describe an 11-year-old girl who presented with hemoptysis, cough, and exertional dyspnea. Radiologic and bronchoscopic assessment revealed a pedunculated mass in the right main stem bronchus with a ball valve effect. Carcinoid or hemangioma was suspected as cause of the mass. The tumor could be excised bronchoscopically, and histologic examination showed a capillary hemangioma. In the literature, bronchial hemangiomas are described in infants and adults. This case demonstrates that bronchial hemangioma should also be taken into consideration as a cause of hemoptysis in adolescents...
February 6, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133602/the-dorsal-mesenchymal-protrusion-and-the-pathogenesis-of-atrioventricular-septal-defects
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Tara Burns, Yanping Yang, Emilye Hiriart, Andy Wessels
Congenital heart malformations are the most common type of defects found at birth. About 1% of infants are born with one or more heart defect on a yearly basis. Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) causes more deaths in the first year of life than any other congenital abnormality, and each year, nearly twice as many children die in the United States from CHD as from all forms of childhood cancers combined. Atrioventricular septal defects (AVSD) are congenital heart malformations affecting approximately 1 in 2000 live births...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132534/intraoperative-diagnosis-of-a-quadricuspid-aortic-valve
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Hassan Tatari, Maziar Gholampour Dehaki, Gholamreza Omrani, Hafez Ghaheri, Alwaleed Al-Dairy, Hojjat Mortezaeian
Quadricuspid aortic valve is a rare anomaly, and most patients require surgery for aortic regurgitation in the 5th or 6th decades of life; only a few cases of aortic valve repair in childhood have been reported. A 3-year-old boy was scheduled for ventricular septal defect closure and aortic valve repair. Quadricuspid aortic valve was an incidental finding at operation; it was repaired by joining the left anterior and right anterior cusps. At the 9-month follow-up, the patient had no more than mild aortic regurgitation...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121016/regression-equations-for-calculation-of-z-scores-for-echocardiographic-measurements-of-right-heart-structures-in-healthy-han-chinese-children
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Shan-Shan Wang, Yu-Qi Zhang, Shu-Bao Chen, Guo-Ying Huang, Hong-Yan Zhang, Zhi-Fang Zhang, Lan-Ping Wu, Wen-Jing Hong, Rong Shen, Yi-Qing Liu, Jun-Xue Zhu
OBJECTIVE: Clinical decision making in children with congenital and acquired heart disease relies on measurements of cardiac structures using two-dimensional echocardiography. We aimed to establish z-score regression equations for right heart structures in healthy Chinese Han children. METHODS: Two-dimensional and M-mode echocardiography was performed in 515 patients. We measured the dimensions of the pulmonary valve annulus (PVA), main pulmonary artery (MPA), left pulmonary artery (LPA), right pulmonary artery (RPA), right ventricular outflow tract at end-diastole (RVOTd) and at end-systole (RVOTs), tricuspid valve annulus (TVA), right ventricular inflow tract at end-diastole (RVIDd) and at end-systole (RVIDs), and right atrium (RA)...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112049/kidney-disease-in-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-positive-children-experience-from-a-centre-in-south-west-nigeria-and-a-review-of-the-nigerian-literature
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Adanze O Asinobi, Adebowale D Ademola, Clement A Okolo, Adedayo A Adepoju, Susan M Samuel, Wendy E Hoy
BACKGROUND: Kidney disease is an important extra-hepatic manifestation of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. However, there is paucity of recent literature on kidney disease in children and adolescents with HBV infection from several parts of sub-Saharan Africa including Nigeria. OBJECTIVE: To review the pattern of kidney disease in hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-positive children and adolescents seen at a tertiary hospital in south-west Nigeria. METHODS: A retrospective study was undertaken of HBsAg-seropositive children with kidney disease managed at University College Hospital, Ibadan, from January 2004 to December 2015...
January 23, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108755/measurement-of-aortic-valve-coaptation-and-effective-height-using-echocardiography-in-patients-with-ventricular-septal-defects-and-aortic-valve-prolapse
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Satoru Iwashima, Hiroki Uchiyama, Takamichi Ishikawa, Kiyohiro Takigiku, Ken Takahashi, Manatomo Toyono, Nao Inoue, Masaki Nii
Decreased coaptation height in adults has been identified as a marker of early valve failure. We evaluated aortic valve coaptation and effective height in healthy children and in children with a ventricular septal defect (VSD) with aortic cusp prolapse (ACP), using echocardiography. We included 45 subjects with VSD with ACP, 27 did not develop aortic regurgitation (AR) by ACP and 18 developed AR by ACP, and 83 healthy children as controls. Aortic root anatomy was estimated using the parasternal long-axis view...
January 21, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104197/simplified-mitral-valve-repair-in-pediatric-patients-with-connective-tissue-disorders
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Luca A Vricella, William A Ravekes, Eloisa Arbustini, Robert D B Jaquiss, Constantine Mavroudis, Harry C Dietz, Marshall L Jacobs, Narutoshi Hibino, Duke E Cameron
BACKGROUND: In pediatric patients with connective tissue disorders (CTDs), early cardiac presentation often involves severe mitral regurgitation (MR) associated with severe bileaflet prolapse and, less frequently, aortic root enlargement. We adopted a simplified repair to address MR and prevent systolic anterior motion (SAM) in this unique group of patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of clinical and echocardiographic data of all pediatric patients (age < 18 years) with CTD and MR undergoing simplified repair at 3 institutions (2000-2014)...
February 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077181/at-what-age-should-tetralogy-of-fallot-be-corrected
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Julien I E Hoffman
Tetralogy of Fallot can be corrected with very low mortality at any age, even in neonates, but this does not necessarily mean that it should be corrected in the neonatal period. Although there are many advantages to early correction, a high proportion of these neonates have residual stenosis or pulmonary regurgitation that impairs ventricular function and may require further surgery or implantation of a pulmonary valve. Before we had the ability to correct this anomaly with low mortality in small children, a variety of palliative procedures had to be performed...
January 12, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063755/-congenital-heart-disease-recent-technical-advances-in-three-dimensional-echocardiography
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Clement Karsenty, Khaled Hadeed, Philippe Acar
The recent technical advances allow the use in practice of three-dimensional echocardiography in children especially through the new high frequency matrix probe. It is difficult or even impossible to hold breathing during children' acquisition so to avoid motion full volume artifact, one beat and live 3D modes are suitable. 3D echocardiography is more accurate than 2D to assess the size, location, and relationship with surrounding structures of atrial and ventricular septal defects and thus helps in the therapeutic decision...
January 4, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060126/pediatric-acquired-von-willebrand-syndrome-in-cardiopulmonary-disorders-do-laboratory-abnormalities-predict-bleeding-risk
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Saman K Hashmi, Mireya P Velasquez, Donald L Yee, Shiu-Ki Hui, Donald Mahoney, Lakshmi V Srivaths
There are conflicting reports on whether or not laboratory abnormalities in pediatric acquired von Willebrand syndrome (AVWS) predict bleeding manifestations in patients with cardiopulmonary disorders (CPD). We retrospectively reviewed charts of patients with AVWS and CPD (n=16) seen at Texas Children's Hospital from 2003 to 2012. The most common CPD were valve stenoses, ventricular septal defects, and pulmonary hypertension. All patients had loss of high molecular weight multimers. Fifteen (94%) patients presented with bleeding symptoms, with menorrhagia and epistaxis being the most common...
March 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050459/cardiovascular-abnormalities-in-egyptian-children-with-mucopolysaccharidoses
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Laila Selim, Nehal Abdelhamid, Emad Salama, Amera Elbadawy, Iman Gamaleldin, Mohamed Abdelmoneim, Abeer Selim
INTRODUCTION: The Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) are rare inherited metabolic disorders. They are characterized by the progressive systemic deposition of Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). GAGs accumulate in the myocardium and the cardiac valves. Enzyme Replacement Therapy (ERT) is available for MPS I, II, and VI. However, ERT does not appear to improve cardiac valve disease in patients with valve disease present at the start of ERT. AIM: To evaluate the cardiac involvement in Egyptian children with MPS...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046050/postsystolic-shortening-is-associated-with-altered-right-ventricular-function-in-children-after-tetralogy-of-fallot-surgical-repair
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Radosław Pietrzak, Bożena Werner
: The aim of the study was to determine whether segmental interactions, as expressed by postsystolic shortening (PSS), affects RV mechanics and are connected with impaired systolic and diastolic function in rTOF children. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 55 rTOF adolescent (study group), and 34 healthy volunteers (control group) were examined using classical Doppler flow (Doppler), Tissue Doppler Imaging (TDI) and Speckle Tracking Echocardiography (STE). PSS was found to occur when time to peak (TTP) was longer than pulmonary valve closure time (PVCT)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044989/surgical-mitral-valve-replacement-with-melody-valve-in-infants-and-children-the-italian-experience
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Alessandro Frigiola, Francesca Romana Pluchinotta, Antonio Saracino, Alessandro Giamberti, Carmelo Arcidiacono, Luciane Piazza, Matteo Reali, Gianfranco Butera, Alessandro Varrica, Mario Carminati
AIMS: Paediatric patients with mitral valve (MV) disease have limited options for prosthetic MV replacement. Based on a long experience with the stented bovine jugular vein graft (Melody Valve) in the right ventricular outflow tract, we tested the use of the Melody Valve as a surgical implant in the mitral position in patients with congenital mitral disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: Eight patients, age 3 months to 6.2 years, with congenital MV dysplasia had undergone Melody valve implantation in mitral position between March 2014 and October 2015...
January 3, 2017: EuroIntervention
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