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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243013/exercise-performance-in-pediatric-liver-transplant-recipients-and-its-related-cardiac-function
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Seyed Mohsen Dehghani, Mitra Moshref, Hamid Amoozgar, Seyed Ali Malek Hoseini, Saman Nikeghbalian
The aim of this study was to evaluate an exercise test in pediatric liver transplant recipients and its relation to their cardiac function. This cross-sectional study was conducted on 58 children who had successfully undergone orthotopic liver transplantation at least 6 months prior to the study, with the same age and gender-matched control group. M-mode, Doppler, tissue Doppler echocardiography and an exercise test were performed for all the participants. The VO2 values and METS in patients were less than the control (P = 0...
December 14, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224788/long-term-intestinal-obstruction-sequelae-and-growth-in-children-with-cystic-fibrosis-operated-for-meconium-ileus-expectancies-and-surprises
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Anastasia Mentessidou, Ioanna Loukou, Georgios Kampouroglou, Anastasia Livani, Ioannis Georgopoulos, Petros Mirilas
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: In the few studies on intestinal complications and growth of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients with a history of meconium ileus (MI), operated MI has not been investigated separately. We aimed to investigate the incidence of long-term intestinal obstruction sequelae [constipation, distal intestinal obstruction syndrome (DIOS)] and growth in CF patients operated for MI. METHODS: Retrospective study (1989-2016) including operative diagnoses and procedures, constipation and DIOS events, yearly Body Mass Index (BMI) measurements...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206679/predicting-intestinal-adaptation-in-pediatric-intestinal-failure-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Christina Belza, Kevin Fitzgerald, Nicole de Silva, Yaron Avitzur, Karen Steinberg, Glenda Courtney-Martin, Paul W Wales
OBJECTIVE: The primary goal in intestinal failure (IF) is adaptation and enteral autonomy (EA). Our goals were to determine the proportion of patients treated for IF by an established intestinal rehabilitation program who achieved EA and to assess the predictors of EA. BACKGROUND: There have been considerable advancements in the management of IF over the last 15 years, children with short bowel syndrome with a reduction in mortality. Several studies have discussed variables that may influence the ability to attain EA; however, majority were written when mortality rates were considerably higher compared with the current contemporary experience...
December 4, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205484/subclinical-left-ventricular-systolic-and-diastolic-dysfunction-in-type-1-diabetic-children-and-adolescents-with-good-metabolic-control
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Tamer Yoldaş, Utku Arman Örün, Elif Sagsak, Zehra Aycan, Özkan Kaya, Senem Özgür, Selmin Karademir
OBJECTIVE: Cardiac dysfunction is a well-known consequence of diabetes mellitus. This study was designed to assess whether type 1 diabetic children and adolescents with good metabolic control have early echocardiographic signs of subclinical left ventricular dysfunction and whether diabetes duration has any influence, using conventional and nonconventional echocardiographic tools. METHODS: A total of 100 patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and 80 gender- and age-matched healthy controls were included...
December 3, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198536/infants-with-atypical-presentations-of-alveolar-capillary-dysplasia-with-misalignment-of-the-pulmonary-veins-who-underwent-bilateral-lung-transplantation
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Christopher T Towe, Frances V White, R Mark Grady, Stuart C Sweet, Pirooz Eghtesady, Daniel J Wegner, Partha Sen, Przemyslaw Szafranski, Pawel Stankiewicz, Aaron Hamvas, F Sessions Cole, Jennifer A Wambach
OBJECTIVE: To describe disease course, histopathology, and outcomes for infants with atypical presentations of alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of the pulmonary veins (ACDMPV) who underwent bilateral lung transplantation. STUDY DESIGN: We reviewed clinical history, diagnostic studies, explant histology, genetic sequence results, and post-transplant course for 6 infants with atypical ACDMPV who underwent bilateral lung transplantation at St. Louis Children's Hospital...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196540/propensity-score-matched-analysis-of-partial-atrioventricular-septal-defect-repair-in-infancy
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Edward Buratto, Michael Daley, Xin Tao Ye, Dorothy J Radford, Nelson Alphonso, Christian P Brizard, Yves d'Udekem, Igor E Konstantinov
OBJECTIVE: Partial atrioventricular septal defect (pAVSD) is usually repaired between 2 and 4 years of age with excellent results. Repair during infancy has been associated with poorer outcomes. However, most infants in reported series had heart failure or significant left atrioventricular valve (LAVV) regurgitation. The impact of surgery during infancy on outcomes remains unclear. METHODS: All children at three institutions who underwent repair of pAVSD from 1975 to 2015 were included...
December 1, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193671/percutaneous-transcatheter-pulmonary-valve-replacement-in-children-weighing-less-than-20-kg
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Mary Hunt Martin, Shabana Shahanavaz, Lynn F Peng, Jeremy D Asnes, Michelle Riley, William E Hellenbrand, David T Balzer, Robert G Gray, Doff B McElhinney
BACKGROUND: Since FDA approval of the Melody valve, transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement (TPVR) has been offered to an expanding population. Limited data exist regarding the safety and feasibility of TPVR in smaller patients. METHODS: All patients weighing <20 kg who underwent catheterization for percutaneous TPVR at four centers were reviewed. RESULTS: Of the 51 patients reviewed, 43 (84%) had successful valve implantation and 8 (16%) were found not to be candidates due to access veins too small (n = 3), coronary artery/aortic root compression (n = 3), and RVOT too large (n = 2)...
November 29, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181873/lambl-s-excrescences-in-children-improved-detection-via-transthoracic-echocardiography
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Amanda L Phillips, Muhammad Yasir Qureshi, Benjamin W Eidem, Frank Cetta
BACKGROUND: Lambl's excrescences (LE) are fibrous extensions that can be found along the lines of closure of the aortic valve. Due to improvements in ultrasound technology, LE are frequently imaged during transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in adults. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of LE among children from two eras (2004-2006 and 2011-2012) and the effect of technological advancements on LE detection. METHODS: TTE from 700 subjects (age 18 years old or younger) were reviewed...
November 27, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181795/comparison-of-3d-echocardiogram-derived-3d-printed-valve-models-to-molded-models-for-simulated-repair-of-pediatric-atrioventricular-valves
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Adam B Scanlan, Alex V Nguyen, Anna Ilina, Andras Lasso, Linnea Cripe, Anusha Jegatheeswaran, Elizabeth Silvestro, Francis X McGowan, Christopher E Mascio, Stephanie Fuller, Thomas L Spray, Meryl S Cohen, Gabor Fichtinger, Matthew A Jolley
Mastering the technical skills required to perform pediatric cardiac valve surgery is challenging in part due to limited opportunity for practice. Transformation of 3D echocardiographic (echo) images of congenitally abnormal heart valves to realistic physical models could allow patient-specific simulation of surgical valve repair. We compared materials, processes, and costs for 3D printing and molding of patient-specific models for visualization and surgical simulation of congenitally abnormal heart valves...
November 27, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174783/improving-results-of-surgery-for-ebstein-anomaly-where-are-we-after-235-cone-repairs
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Kimberly A Holst, Joseph A Dearani, Sameh Said, Roxann B Pike, Heidi M Connolly, Bryan C Cannon, Kristen L Sessions, Megan M O'Byrne, Patrick W O'Leary
BACKGROUND: Ebstein anomaly has heterogeneous anatomy and numerous operative techniques are described. Cone repair provides a near anatomic tricuspid valve repair. The purpose of this study was to examine our experience with cone repair. METHODS: Cone repair was performed in 235 consecutive patients with Ebstein anomaly, 134 children (57%) and 101 adults (43%), from June 2007 to October 2015. Median age was 15.6 years (range, 6 months to 73 years). Cone repair was the first operation in 192 patients (82%), the second in 41 (17%), and the third in 2 (1%)...
November 23, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174256/mid-term-results-of-correction-of-tetralogy-of-fallot-with-absent-pulmonary-valve
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Sachin Talwar, Aabha Divya, Shiv Kumar Choudhary, Saurabh Kumar Gupta, Sivasubramanian Ramakriahnan, Shyam Sunder Kothari, Rajnish Juneja, Anita Saxena, Balram Airan
BACKGROUND: Tetralogy of Fallot and absent pulmonary valve (TOF/APV) is associated with significant pulmonary artery dilatation and airway compression. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of 73 consecutive patients who underwent repair for TOF/APV between January 2005-August 2015. Mean age was 6.4±5.6years (28days-22years). The right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) was reconstructed using varied techniques. Freedom from RVOT gradients and re-operation was studied...
November 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171921/developing-a-clinically-relevant-tissue-engineered-heart-valve-a-review-of-current-approaches
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Aline L Y Nachlas, Siyi Li, Michael E Davis
Tissue engineered heart valves (TEHVs) have the potential to address the shortcomings of current implants through the combination of cells and bioactive biomaterials that promote growth and proper mechanical function in physiological conditions. The ideal TEHV should be anti-thrombogenic, biocompatible, durable, and resistant to calcification, and should exhibit a physiological hemodynamic profile. In addition, TEHVs may possess the capability to integrate and grow with somatic growth, eliminating the need for multiple surgeries children must undergo...
November 24, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162718/delay-between-actuation-and-shaking-of-a-hydrofluoroalkane-fluticasone-pressurized-metered-dose-inhaler
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Ariel Berlinski, Dirk von Hollen, John N Pritchard, Ross Hm Hatley
BACKGROUND: Inhaled corticosteroids are used to treat pediatric asthma. The shaking of a pressurized metered-dose inhaler (pMDI) is required to ensure consistency of emitted dose. Delays between shaking and actuating the pMDI are frequent during administration of aerosols to children where a valved holding chamber is used. METHODS: In a recent clinical trial, we used a monitoring device to record shaking and actuation of the pMDI and the inhalation profiles of children with asthma while they were inhaling fluticasone hydrofluoroalkane from a valved holding chamber onto an external filter...
November 21, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159472/current-strategies-to-predict-and-manage-sequelae-of-posterior-urethral-valves-in-children
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Aniruddh V Deshpande
Posterior urethral valves (PUV) constitute a significant urological cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in children. The condition is characterised by the unique pathophysiology of the evolution of bladder dysfunction after relief of obstruction, which contributes to CKD. Improvements in prenatal diagnosis followed by selective foetal intervention have not yet produced improvement in long-term renal outcomes, although better patient selection may alter this in the future. Proactive management with surveillance, pharmacotherapy, timed voiding, double voiding, and/or assisted bladder-emptying, is being increasingly offered to those with severe bladder dysfunction and has the potential of reducing the burden of renal disease...
November 20, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153810/edwards-sapien-3-valve-for-mitral-replacement-in-a-child-after-melody-valve-endocarditis
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Matteo Trezzi, Enrico Cetrano, Roberta Iacobelli, Adriano Carotti
We present the surgical implantation in mitral position of the Edwards Sapien 3 valve for prosthetic valve endocarditis in a severely ill child after multiple valve replacements. The procedure was safely performed and provided adequate hemodynamic results in the short term. This report highlights the excellent potential of Sapien 3 valve for the treatment of mitral valve disease in children with a mitral valve annulus of appropriate size. Of note, the use of the Sapien 3 valve should be considered when a bioprosthesis is required at the time of valve re-replacement...
December 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148206/comparison-of-valvar-and-right-ventricular-function-following-transcatheter-and-surgical-pulmonary-valve-replacement
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Wendy F Li, Heidi Pollard, Mohsen Karimi, Jeremy D Asnes, William E Hellenbrand, Veronika Shabanova, Constance G Weismann
OBJECTIVE: Trans-catheter (TC) pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) has become common practice for patients with right ventricular outflow tract obstruction (RVOTO) and/or pulmonic insufficiency (PI). Our aim was to compare PVR and right ventricular (RV) function of patients who received TC vs surgical PVR. DESIGN: Retrospective review of echocardiograms obtained at three time points: before, immediately after PVR, and most recent. PATIENTS: Sixty-two patients (median age 19 years, median follow-up 25 months) following TC (N = 32) or surgical (N = 30) PVR at Yale-New Haven Hospital were included...
November 17, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148123/donohue-syndrome-a-review-of-literature-case-series-and-anesthetic-considerations
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REVIEW
Alana Kirkwood, Grant Stuart, Louise Harding
BACKGROUND: Donohue syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of insulin resistance, causing a functional defect in insulin receptor function, and affecting the ability of the insulin to bind the receptor. Features include severe hyperinsulinism and fasting hypoglycemia, along with severe failure to thrive despite feeding. An accelerated fasting state results in muscle wasting, decreased subcutaneous fat, and an excess of thick skin. A reduced thoracic diameter is accentuated by increased abdominal distension, which impacts on respiratory reserve...
November 17, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147912/tracheal-agenesis-optimization-of-computed-tomography-diagnosis-by-airway-ventilation
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REVIEW
Marirosa Cristallo Lacalamita, Sebastien Fau, Aurelie Bornand, Isabelle Vidal, Antonella Martino, Isabelle Eperon, Seema Toso, Anne-Laure Rougemont, Sylviane Hanquinet
Tracheal agenesis is a rare and often lethal congenital defect that leads to airway emergency at birth. Computed tomography (CT) is the modality of choice to evaluate anomalous tracheal anatomy. The absence of spontaneous aeration of the tracheobronchial tree in children with tracheal agenesis makes CT interpretation difficult. We describe a procedure of airway management applied in two newborns with suspected tracheal agenesis. Correct airway management was performed immediately prior to CT examination by airway ventilation, with bag-valve mask alone in one case, and attached to an endotracheal tube placed into the esophagus in the other case...
November 17, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127709/pulmonary-damage-following-right-ventricular-outflow-tachycardia-ablation-in-a-child-when-electroanatomical-mapping-isn-t-good-enough
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Neha Bansal, Daisuke Kobayashi, Peter P Karpawich
A 14-year-old female was referred for severe pulmonary valve insufficiency after undergoing radiofrequency ablation for a right ventricular outflow tract tachycardia that originated in the proximal pulmonary artery at 10 years of age. Clinical records indicated that ablation was guided solely by electrograms and electroanatomical mapping. Due to myocardial tissue extensions, mapping failed to identify the level of the pulmonary valve annulus, which resulted in delivery of energy on the valve proper and into the pulmonary artery...
November 11, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110750/aortic-elasticity-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-children-with-mitral-valve-prolapse
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Elif Erolu, Figen Akalın, Nilüfer Çetiner, Berna Şaylan Çevik
Aim We aimed to study the dimensions, systolic and diastolic functions of the left ventricle; dimensions and elasticity of the aorta; and carotid intima-media thickness and flow-mediated dilatation of the brachial artery in mitral valve prolapse. METHODS: The study group consisted of 43 patients (mean age=13.3±3.9) and 42 healthy children (mean age=12.9±3.4). Left ventricular end-diastolic, end-systolic, left atrial diameters, interventricular septum, and left ventricular posterior wall thickness were measured...
November 7, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
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