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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925466/a-prospective-evaluation-of-contrast-and-radiation-dose-and-image-quality-in-cardiac-ct-in-children-with-complex-congenital-heart-disease-using-low-concentration-iodinated-contrast-agent-and-low-tube-voltage-and-current
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Qiao-Ru Hou, Wei Gao, Yu Min Zhong, Ai Min Sun, Qian Wang, Hai Sheng Qiu, Fang Wang, Jian Ying Li, Liwei Hu
OBJECTIVE: To assess image quality, contrast dose and radiation dose in cardiac CT in children with congenital heart disease using low-concentration iodinated contrast agent and low tube voltage and current in comparison with standard-dose protocol. METHODS: 110 patients with congenital heart disease were randomized to one of the two scan protocols: Group A (n=45) with 120mA tube current and contrast agent of 270mgI/ml in concentration (Visipaque, GE Healthcare), and Group B (n=65) with the conventional 160mA and 370mgI/mL concentration contrast (Iopamiro, Bracco)...
December 7, 2016: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912205/the-prevalence-of-sexual-dysfunction-and-its-association-with-quality-of-life-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Alexandra Neiman, Salil Ginde, Michael G Earing, Peter J Bartz, Scott Cohen
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of sexual dysfunction (SD) and its impact on quality of life (QOL) in adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) is not well known. The aims of this study were to: determine the prevalence of SD, evaluate the risk factors associated with SD, and determine the association between SD and QOL in adults with CHD. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of adults (≥18years) with CHD presenting for routine follow-up at our institution. Subjects completed the CDC HRQOL-14 "Health Days Measure" to assess mental and physical health, and either the Sexual Health Inventory for Men or the Female Sexual Function Index to assess sexual function...
November 19, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904846/complete-congenital-heart-block-in-a-neonate-with-a-complex-congenital-heart-defect-in-africa
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Clovis Nkoke, Edvine Yonta Wawo, Liliane Kuate Mfeukeu, Larissa Makamte, Sandrine Dikosso Edie, Flore Esiene Balana
Congenital heart block (CHB) is rare disorder that has a higher mortality when associated with structural congenital heart defects. Very few cases have been reported in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). We present a case of complete CHB associated with a complex congenital heart defect in a neonate in Cameroon. A 1-month-old neonate in Cameroon was referred for the evaluation of bradycardia. The obstetrical ultrasound done during pregnancy revealed fetal bradycardia without further evaluation. Clinical examination showed well a developed neonate with bradycardia at 62 beats/minute, and mild cyanosis with oxygen saturation at 93% at room air...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894758/the-impact-of-cardiac-risk-factors-on-short-term-outcomes-for-children-undergoing-a-ladd-procedure
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Luke R Putnam, Kathryn T Anderson, KuoJen Tsao, Lillian S Kao, Jane A Lugo, Kevin P Lally, Akemi L Kawaguchi
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe the outcomes of children with and without congenital heart disease who undergo a Ladd procedure. METHODS: The 2012-2014 National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Pediatric (NSQIP-P) data were queried for patients undergoing a Ladd procedure. Utilizing NSQIP-P definitions, patients were categorized into four cardiac risk groups (none, minor, major, severe) based on severity of cardiac anomalies, previous cardiac procedure(s), and ongoing cardiac dysfunction...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878778/elevated-serum-levels-of-ghrelin-and-tnf-%C3%AE-in-patients-with-cyanotic-and-acyanotic-congenital-heart-disease
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Sai Zhang, Gong-Liang Guo, Li-Li Yang, Li-Qun Sun
BACKGROUND: The levels of ghrelin and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) are considered biological markers of congenital heart diseases (CHD). The present meta-analysis was conducted to investigate the clinical significance of serum levels of ghrelin and TNF-α in children with (CHD). METHODS: Chinese and English scientific literature databases were searched to retrieve published studies relevant to ghrelin, TNF-α and CHD. Manual search was additionally employed to identify other relevant studies from cross-references...
November 23, 2016: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870741/relationship-between-preoperative-anemia-and-in-hospital-mortality-in-children-undergoing-noncardiac-surgery
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David Faraoni, James A DiNardo, Susan M Goobie
BACKGROUND: The relationship between preoperative anemia and in-hospital mortality has not been investigated in the pediatric surgical population. We hypothesized that children with preoperative anemia undergoing noncardiac surgery may have an increased risk of in-hospital mortality. METHODS: We identified all children between 1 and 18 years of age with a recorded preoperative hematocrit (HCT) in the 2012, 2013, and 2014 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) pediatric databases...
December 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870384/high-flow-nasal-cannula-use-outside-of-the-icu-factors-associated-with-failure
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Kristina A Betters, Scott E Gillespie, Judson Miller, David Kotzbauer, Kiran B Hebbar
OBJECTIVES: High flow nasal cannula (HFNC) use is increasing in pediatrics. Few studies exist examining the safety of HFNC use outside the intensive care unit (ICU). This study aimed to characterize patient qualities associated with failure of HFNC use outside the ICU. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective chart review of patients placed on HFNC outside the ICU from September 2011 to July 2013 was completed. Failure was defined as intubation or cardiopulmonary arrest. Two-sample tests and binary logistic regression determined significant factors associated with failed HFNC administration, both unadjusted and adjusted for hospital...
November 21, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867634/quality-of-life-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-what-matters
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Kai G Kahl, Mechthild Westhoff-Bleck
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October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865060/reducing-variation-in-feeding-newborns-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Janet M Simsic, Kirby-Rose Carpenito, Kristin Kirchner, Stephanie Peters, Holly Miller-Tate, Brian Joy, Mark Galantowicz
OBJECTIVE: Enteral feeding is associated with decreased infection rates, decreased mechanical ventilation, decreased hospital length of stay, and improved wound healing. Enteral feeding difficulties are common in congenital heart disease. Our objective was to develop experience-based newborn feeding guidelines for the initiation and advancement of enteral feeding in the cardiothoracic intensive care unit. DESIGN: This is a retrospective analysis of a quality improvement project...
November 16, 2016: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862507/accelerated-ferumoxytol-enhanced-4d-multiphase-steady-state-imaging-with-contrast-enhancement-music-cardiovascular-mri-validation-in-pediatric-congenital-heart-disease
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Ziwu Zhou, Fei Han, Stanislas Rapacchi, Kim-Lien Nguyen, Daniel Z Brunengraber, Grace-Hyun J Kim, J Paul Finn, Peng Hu
The purpose of this work was to validate a parallel imaging (PI) and compressed sensing (CS) combined reconstruction method for a recently proposed 4D non-breath-held, multiphase, steady-state imaging technique (MUSIC) cardiovascular MRI in a cohort of pediatric congenital heart disease patients. We implemented a graphics processing unit accelerated CS-PI combined reconstruction method and applied it in 13 pediatric patients who underwent cardiovascular MRI after ferumoxytol administration. Conventional breath-held contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (CE-MRA) was first performed during the first pass of ferumoxytol injection, followed by the original MUSIC and the proposed CS-PI MUSIC during the steady-state distribution phase of ferumoxytol...
November 11, 2016: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858403/cardiac-rehabilitation-in-an-adolescent-with-digeorge-syndrome-a-case-report
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Dong J Kim, Ka Y Lee, Yuri Choe, Jae Y Han, In S Choi
BACKGROUND: Digeorge syndrome is a rare disease that has variable clinical symptoms resulting from 22q11 deletions, included cardiac abnormality, abnormal face and thymic aplasia, and cognitive impairment. There was a no reports regarding the efficiency of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) in patients with Digeorge syndrome with tetralogy of fallot. CASE REPORT: A 15-year-old girl with DGS visited our CR center. The patient carried out the exercise training 3 times a week for 6 weeks, using a treadmill with electrocardiogram monitoring...
November 18, 2016: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849657/long-term-follow-up-on-health-related-quality-of-life-after-mechanical-circulatory-support-in-children
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Thilo P K Fleck, Georg Dangel, Felix Bächle, Christoph Benk, Jochen Grohmann, Johannes Kroll, Matthias Siepe, Rene Höhn, Janbernd Kirschner, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Brigitte Stiller
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate health-related quality of life in long-term survivors of mechanical circulatory support after acute cardiopulmonary failure. DESIGN: Prospective follow-up study. SETTING: Single-institutional in a center for congenital heart disease and pediatric cardiology. PATIENTS: Fifty patients who underwent 58 mechanical circulatory support therapies in our institution from 2001 to 2012...
November 15, 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843890/predictors-of-memory-deficits-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-compared-to-healthy-controls
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Nancy A Pike, Mary A Woo, Marie K Poulsen, Wendy Evangelista, Dylan Faire, Nancy J Halnon, Alan B Lewis, Rajesh Kumar
INTRODUCTION: Adolescents and young adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) show a range of memory deficits, which can dramatically impact their clinical outcomes and quality of life. However, few studies have identified predictors of these memory changes. The purpose of this investigation was to identify predictors of memory deficits in adolescents and young adults with CHD after surgical palliation compared to healthy controls. METHOD: One hundred fifty-six adolescents and young adults (80 CHD and 76 controls; age 14-21 years) were recruited and administered an instrument to assess memory [Wide Range Assessment of Memory and Learning Second Edition - general memory index (GMI) score] and completed questionnaires that measure anxiety, depression, sleepiness, health status, and self-efficacy...
2016: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834768/design-and-implementation-of-a-prospective-adult-congenital-heart-disease-biobank
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Alexander R Opotowsky, Brittani Loukas, Christina Ellervik, Lilamarie E Moko, Michael N Singh, Elizabeth I Landzberg, Eric B Rimm, Michael J Landzberg
BACKGROUND: Adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) comprise a growing, increasingly complex population. The Boston Adult Congenital Heart Disease Biobank is a program for the collection and storage of biospecimens to provide a sustainable resource for scientific biomarker investigation in ACHD. METHODS: We describe a protocol to collect, process, and store biospecimens for ACHD or associated diagnoses developed based on existing literature and consultation with cardiovascular biomarker epidemiologists...
November 2016: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831548/a-novel-more-efficient-staged-approach-for-critical-congenital-heart-disease-screening
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J Mouledoux, S Guerra, J Ballweg, Y Li, W Walsh
OBJECTIVE: Screening for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) using pulse oximetry has been endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association. The recommended screening requires two saturation readings. We sought to determine the incidence of undetected CCHD in Tennessee for the 2 years following implementation of an algorithm that assigned an immediate pass to a single lower extremity saturation of 97% or higher. STUDY DESIGN: State Genetic Screening records and reports of missed cases from the Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care were used to determine if CCHD cases were missed by the new screening algorithm...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803192/interchromosomal-core-duplicons-drive-both-evolutionary-instability-and-disease-susceptibility-of-the-chromosome-8p23-1-region
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Kiana Mohajeri, Stuart Cantsilieris, John Huddleston, Bradley J Nelson, Bradley P Coe, Catarina D Campbell, Carl Baker, Lana Harshman, Katherine M Munson, Zev N Kronenberg, Milinn Kremitzki, Archana Raja, Claudia Rita Catacchio, Tina A Graves, Richard K Wilson, Mario Ventura, Evan E Eichler
Recurrent rearrangements of Chromosome 8p23.1 are associated with congenital heart defects and developmental delay. The complexity of this region has led to inconsistencies in the current reference assembly, confounding studies of genetic variation. Using comparative sequence-based approaches, we generated a high-quality 6.3-Mbp alternate reference assembly of an inverted Chromosome 8p23.1 haplotype. Comparison with nonhuman primates reveals a 746-kbp duplicative transposition and two separate inversion events that arose in the last million years of human evolution...
November 2016: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801973/scai-ccas-spa-expert-consensus-statement-for-anesthesia-and-sedation-practice-recommendations-for-patients-undergoing-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-procedures-in-the-pediatric-and-congenital-cardiac-catheterization-laboratory
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Kirsten C Odegard, Robert Vincent, Rahul Baijal, SuAnne Daves, Robert Gray, Alex Javois, Barry Love, Phil Moore, David Nykanen, Lori Riegger, Scott G Walker, Elizabeth C Wilson
Current practice of sedation and anesthesia for patients undergoing pediatric congenital cardiac catheterization laboratory (PCCCL) procedures is known to vary among institutions, a multi-society expert panel with representatives from the Congenital Heart Disease Council of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA) and the Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society (CCAS) was convened to evaluate the types of sedation and personnel necessary for procedures performed in the PCCCL...
November 1, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799257/defibrillators-selecting-the-right-device-for-the-right-patient
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Sana M Al-Khatib, Paul Friedman, Kenneth A Ellenbogen
Advances in the field of defibrillation have brought to practice different types of devices that include the transvenous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) with or without cardiac resynchronization therapy, the subcutaneous ICD (S-ICD), and the wearable cardioverter-defibrillator. To ensure optimal use of these devices and to achieve best patient outcomes, clinicians need to understand how these devices work, learn the characteristics of patients who qualify them for one type of device versus another, and recognize the remaining gaps in knowledge surrounding these devices...
November 1, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788237/comparison-of-128-slice-low-dose-prospective-ecg-gated-ct-scanning-and-trans-thoracic-echocardiography-for-the-diagnosis-of-complex-congenital-heart-disease
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Guilin Bu, Ying Miao, Jingwen Bin, Sheng Deng, Taowen Liu, Hongchun Jiang, Weiping Chen
OBJECTIVE: To compare prospective ECG-gated multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) and trans-thoracic echocardiography (TTE) in the diagnosis of complex congenital heart disease (CHD). METHODS: This was a prospective study of consecutive patients with complex CHD (age <7 years) treated at a tertiary hospital between May 2013 and May 2015. All patients were imaged with TTE and prospective ECG-gated 128-slice spiral CT in the week before surgery. Effective radiation dose (ED) was calculated from volume CT dose index (CTDIvol) and dose length product (DLP)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777296/current-therapy-for-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-and-related-single-ventricle-lesions
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Richard G Ohye, Dietmar Schranz, Yves D'Udekem
Universally fatal only 4 decades ago, the progress in the 3-stage palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome and related single right ventricular lesions has drastically improved the outlook for these patients. Although the stage II operation (hemi-Fontan or bidirectional Glenn) and stage III Fontan procedure have evolved into relatively low-risk operations, the stage I Norwood procedure remains one of the highest-risk and costliest common operations performed in congenital heart surgery. Yet, despite this fact, experienced centers now report hospital survivals of >90% for the Norwood procedure...
October 25, 2016: Circulation
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