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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29912937/comparison-of-three-non-invasive-hemodynamic-monitoring-methods-in-critically-ill-children
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Chanapai Chaiyakulsil, Marut Chantra, Poomiporn Katanyuwong, Anant Khositseth, Nattachai Anantasit
INTRODUCTION: Hemodynamic parameters measurements were widely conducted using pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) with thermodilution as a reference standard. Due to its technical difficulties in children, transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) has been widely employed instead. Nonetheless, TTE requires expertise and is time-consuming. Noninvasive cardiac output monitoring such as ultrasonic cardiac output monitor (USCOM) and electrical velocimetry (EV) can be performed rapidly with less expertise requirement...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29904583/recent-advances-in-transcatheter-management-of-pulmonary-regurgitation-after-surgical-repair-of-tetralogy-of-fallot
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REVIEW
Matthew I Jones, Shakeel A Qureshi
Surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot (ToF) in childhood is associated with generally good outcomes, and almost all children can be expected to survive until adulthood. However, significant pulmonary regurgitation leading to progressive right ventricular dilatation is common in teenagers or young adults because of the nature of the surgical intervention. In patients whose repair included placement of a right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit, it has been possible to place a stented valve within the conduit to treat this...
2018: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29892489/influence-of-postnatal-hydroureter-in-determining-the-need-for-voiding-cystourethrogram-in-children-with-high-grade-hydronephrosis
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Amr Hodhod, John-Paul Capolicchio, Roman Jednak, Eid El-Sherif, Abd El-Alim El-Doray, Mohamed El-Sherbiny
Objective: To evaluate the utility of hydroureter (HU) to identify high-grade vesico-ureteric reflux (VUR) in patients with high-grade postnatal hydronephrosis (PH). Patients and methods: We retrospectively reviewed patients' charts that had antenatal hydronephrosis from 2008 to 2014. Patients were excluded if they presented with febrile urinary tract infection (fUTI), neurogenic bladder, posterior urethral valve, multi-cystic dysplastic kidney, and multiple congenital malformations...
June 2018: Arab Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29886664/-the-experience-of-surgical-treatment-for-ebstein-anomaly-in-141-children
#4
X F Yu, L S Qiu, J F Liu, X Liu, H F Hong
Objective: To explore the surgical strategy for Ebstein anomaly in children. Methods: From January 2003 to December 2015, a total of 141 cases of Ebstein anomaly were treated at Department of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Shanghai Children's Medical Center, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University. There were 65 male and 76 female patients, with age of (6.9±1.6) years (ranging from 10 months to 15 years), weight of (19.6±4.7) kg (ranging from 6.5 to 59.0 kg). All patients were diagnosed by 2 dimensional Doppler echocardiography and the septal leaflet and posterior leaflet displaced downward from 1...
June 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29886662/-progress-of-surgical-treatment-for-aortic-valve-diseases-in-children
#5
K Wang, B Jia
As the primary treatment of aortic valve stenosis in children, surgical aortic valvotomy (SAV) and balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) are widely used. With the similar early curative effect to BAV, SAV performs better in long-term follow-up. But the first choice for aortic valve stenosis is still controversial. These years, aortic valve repair is valued and different repair techniques have been reported and achieved good results. The complex repair techniques, as leaflet extension, leaflet replacement or valve reconstruction, are effective in treating diseased valves that cannot be repaired before...
June 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29844737/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-to-evaluate-percutaneous-pulmonary-valve-implantation-in-children-and-young-adults
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Cesar Gonzalez de Alba, Fernando Molina Berganza, John Brownlee, Muhammad Khan, Dilachew Adebo
Experience with cardiac magnetic resonance to evaluate coronary arteries in children and young adult patients is limited. Because noninvasive imaging has advantages over coronary angiography, we compared the effectiveness of these techniques in patients who were being considered for percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation. We retrospectively reviewed the cases of 26 patients (mean age, 12.53 ± 4.85 yr; range, 5-25 yr), all of whom had previous right ventricular-to-pulmonary artery homografts. We studied T2-prepared whole-heart images for coronary anatomy, velocity-encoded cine images for ventricular morphology, and function- and time-resolved magnetic resonance angiographic findings...
April 2018: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29808135/uncommon-infections-in-children-suggest-underlying-immunodeficiency-a-case-of-infective-endocarditis-in-a-3-year-old-male
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Aisha Shakoor, Ahmed El-Isa, Elizabeth Kinsella, Ryan Halas, Andrey Leonov
Infective endocarditis (IE) results from bacterial or fungal infection and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Several known risk factors exist for endocarditis, and 90% of pediatric cases have an underlying structural or congenital heart disease or prosthetic heart valve. Literature on IE in previously healthy children is relatively sparse, and the pathogenesis and underlying risk factors remain mostly unknown. Our patient was a 3-year-old male with a unique presentation of IE. His lack of structural and congenital risk factors for endocarditis prompted further workup, and labs were consistent with insufficient immunoglobulin, suggesting a primary immunodeficiency (PAD)...
2018: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29801738/automated-3-dimensional-single-beat-real-time-volume-colour-flow-doppler-echocardiography-in-children-a-validation-study-of-right-and-left-heart-flows
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Atsuko Kato, Juan Pablo Sandoval, Dariusz Mroczek, Rajiv Chaturvedi, Helene Houle, Bogdan Georgescu, Shi-Joon Yoo, Lee N Benson, Kyong-Jin Lee
BACKGROUND: Novel quantification of stroke volume according to mitral inflow and aortic outflow using automated real-time 3-dimensional volume colour flow Doppler echocardiography (3D-RT-VCFDE) is more accurate than 2-dimensional echocardiography and has excellent correlation with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging-based flows in adults. This technology is applied for the first time to the right heart and in children. METHODS: 3D-RT-VCFDE was performed in 61 image sets of flow through the aortic (AV), mitral (MV), pulmonary (PV), and tricuspid (TV) valves of 34 children...
June 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793375/infective-endocarditis-associated-with-varicella-zoster-virus-following-aortic-valve-repair
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Martin Kostolny, Tom Malik, Beatrice Bonello
We describe the management and clinical course of two children with congenital bicuspid aortic valve. Neo-tricuspidization was performed in one case using CardioCel leaflets and two cusps were formed from CardioCel and grafted alongside one native leaflet in the other. Both patients developed bacterial endocarditis associated with varicella zoster virus infection and required a second surgical procedure.
January 1, 2018: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788322/outcomes-and-risk-factors-associated-with-tricuspid-valve-repair-in-children-with-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome
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Bahaaldin Alsoufi, Raina Sinha, Courtney McCracken, Janet Figueroa, Firat Altin, Kirk Kanter
OBJECTIVES: Tricuspid valve (TV) competence is important for successful palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). We report our experience with TV repair in HLHS patients with a focus on TV and right ventricular (RV) function and associated clinical outcomes. METHODS: From 2002 to 2012, 219 neonates with HLHS underwent the Norwood operation. Thirty patients who underwent TV repair at various stages comprised our current series cohort. Echocardiographic and clinical data were reviewed to determine the effectiveness of TV repair and outcomes of the patients...
May 19, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783971/posterior-urethral-valves-10-years-audit-of-epidemiologic-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-aspects-in-yaound%C3%A3-gynaeco-obstetric-and-paediatric-hospital
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Faustin Felicien Mouafo Tambo, Paul Nkemtendong Tolefac, Marcelin Ngowe Ngowe, Jacqueline Ze Minkande, Landry Mbouche, Georgette Guemkam, Neville Alemnju Telelen, Fru Fobuzshi Angwafo, Aurelien Maurice Sosso
BACKGROUND: The incidence of posterior urethral valve (PUV) is estimated at 1:5000-1:8000 males. It is the most common paediatric urologic urgency and the most common cause of male obstructive uropathy and chronic renal failure in children. The study aimed to describe the experience of Yaoundé gynaeco-obstetrics and paediatric hospital in the management of PUV. METHODS: Retrospectively, medical records were retrieved over a ten year period and all data recorded and analyzed for study objectives...
May 21, 2018: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782425/increased-arterial-stiffness-in-a-cohort-of-pediatric-takayasu-arteritis-patients-in-toronto-adversely-affects-left-ventricular-mechanics
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Heynric B Grotenhuis, Florence A Aeschlimann, Wei Hui, Cameron Slorach, Rae S M Yeung, Susanne M Benseler, Timothy J Bradley, Lars Grosse-Wortmann
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Takayasu arteritis (TA) is characterized by extensive aortic, large and midsize arterial wall inflammation. The aim of this study was to assess the morphological and elastic properties of the aorta and large arteries and the impact on left ventricular (LV) mechanics in children with TA. METHODS: Seven pediatric TA patients (6 female patients, 13.8 ± 3.2 years) were assessed with magnetic resonance imaging, vascular ultrasound, applanation tonometry, and echocardiography from February 2015 until July 2017 and compared with 7 age- and sex-matched controls...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779315/-improving-outcomes-of-patients-with-heterotaxy-and-functional-single-ventricle-a-10-year-follow-up-of-70-cases-in-a-single-institution
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F Cao, M H Zou, L Ma, Y S Xia, S C Yang, W D Chen, G D Huang, X X Chen
Objective: To review current-era palliation outcomes of patients with heterotaxy and functional single ventricle in a single institution. Methods: The clinical data of 70 consecutive patients with heterotaxy undergoing multistage single ventricle palliation in Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center from January 2008 to December 2017 were retrospectively reviewed, and the prognosis factors for mortality were analyzed. There were 53 male and 17 female patients.The median age was 13.3 months (range: 6 days to 150 months)...
May 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778818/the-fate-of-the-tricuspid-valve-following-the-transatrial-closure-of-the-ventricular-septal-defect
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Raffaele Giordano, Massimiliano Cantinotti, Luigi Di Tommaso, Giuseppe Comentale, Andrea Tozzi, Emanuele Pilato, Gabriele Iannelli, Gaetano Palma
BACKGROUND: The transatrial repair of the ventricular septal defect (VSD) requires an adequate exposure of its rim. We retrospectively evaluated the impact of adopting the tricuspid valve incision (TVI) technique, either with detachment or radial incision, on the postoperative outcome of children undergoing surgical VSD repair. METHODS: From January 2008 to September 2017 we retrospectively enrolled 141 patients, divided into two groups: 97 patients were subjected to TVI (68...
May 17, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778700/paediatric-cystolitholapaxy-through-the-mitrofanoff-monti-channel
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J S Thomas, N Smeulders, F Yankovic, S Undre, I Mushtaq, P-J López, P Cuckow
INTRODUCTION: Bladder calculi are a known complication of bladder augmentation. Open cystolithotomy remains the preferred option for treating large or multiple stones. Increasingly, however, minimal access techniques have been used. Reports of Mitrofanoff cystolitholapaxy are rare and have been limited to adults. This study presented a two centre series of children treated by cystolitholapaxy via the Mitrofanoff/Monti channel. MATERIALS AND METHODS: With institutional approval the current study retrospectively reviewed and identified 14 patients, on a prospective database, who underwent Mitrofanoff cystolitholapaxy to treat bladder calculi at two independent institutions in the UK and Chile between 2004 and 2016...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770290/current-surgical-strategies-and-techniques-of-aortic-valve-diseases-in-children
#16
REVIEW
Kun Wang, Huifeng Zhang, Bing Jia
While the long-term outcome of surgical aortic valvotomy (SAV) appears to be better than that of balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) as the primary procedure of aortic valve stenosis, the surgical strategies and techniques of treating aortic valve disease in children in other situations remain controversial. Valve repair should be first considered while replacement is still unavoidable in some cases, and new repair techniques developed by innovative surgeons are gradually becoming adopted. Some complex repair procedures such as cusp extension, leaflet replacement/reconstruction have provided satisfactory outcomes...
April 2018: Translational Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769202/predictors-of-length-of-hospital-stay-after-complete-repair-for-tetralogy-of-fallot-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Laura Mercer-Rosa, Okan U Elci, Grace DeCost, Stacy Woyciechowski, Sharon M Edman, Chitra Ravishankar, Christopher E Mascio, Steven M Kawut, Elizabeth Goldmuntz
BACKGROUND: We sought to identify patient and surgical factors associated with time to hospital discharge in patients undergoing complete repair for tetralogy of Fallot. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a prospective cohort study of patients with tetralogy of Fallot admitted for complete repair between May 1, 2012 and June 2, 2017 at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with detailed demographic, clinical, and operative characteristics. The primary outcome was time to hospital discharge...
May 16, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762936/bentall%C3%A2-s-procedure-in-pediatric-mixed-connective-tissue-disease-syndrome-management-of-pediatric-aortic-aneurysm-a-brief-review
#18
Krithika Ramaprabhu, Om Prakash, Noveen Davidson, Sanjay Bhalero, Satish Radhakrishnan, Robert Coelho
Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) syndrome in children may lead to large aortic aneurysms, which in turn pose a difficult surgical problem. Valve-sparing root replacement is not always a viable option as the disease process invariably affects the aortic valve leaflets. Among pediatric patients, the Ross procedure is contraindicated on account of weakness of the pulmonary root, while Bentall surgery is the 'gold standard' treatment of aortic aneurysm, with reproducible and excellent long-term results. The case is presented of a three-year-old girl with a large thoracic aortic aneurysm in whom Bentall's surgery was performed, with a good result...
September 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759737/long-term-outcome-of-cryopreserved-allograft-for-aortic-valve-replacement
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Francesco Nappi, Antonio Nenna, Tommasangelo Petitti, Cristiano Spadaccio, Ivancarmine Gambardella, Mario Lusini, Massimo Chello, Christophe Acar
OBJECTIVE: The most efficient surgical approach to severe aortic valve disease in the young adult is still debated: cryopreserved aortic allograft offers excellent hemodynamic and avoid anticoagulation, but long-term durability is influenced by structural valve deterioration (SVD). This study aimed to describe long-term results of aortic allografts and to identify factors influencing long-term durability. METHODS: From January 1993 to August 2010, 210 patients underwent aortic allograft replacement via the free-hand subcoronary implantation technique (N = 55) or root replacement with coronary reimplantation (N = 155)...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756704/cerebrospinal-fluid-shunt-associated-infections-in-pediatrics-analysis-of-the-epidemiology-and-mortality-risk-factors
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Soledad González, Mirta Carbonaro, Ana G Fedullo, María I Sormani, María Del C Ceinos, Roberto González, María T Rosanova
INTRODUCTION: Infections are the most common complications of ventricular cerebrospinal fluid shunts. The objective of this study was to describe the clinical, microbiological, and evolutionary characteristics of children with ventricular cerebrospinal fluid shunt-associated infections and analyze the risk factors for mortality. POPULATION AND METHODS: Descriptive, retrospective study carried out at Hospital "Prof. Dr. Juan P. Garrahan" in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires...
June 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
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