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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29923476/out-of-pocket-medical-expenses-in-severe-chd
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Justin J Elhoff, Kimberly E McHugh, Jason R Buckley, Shaine A Morris, Kit N Simpson, Mark A Scheurer
IntroductionFamilies of children born with CHD face added stress owing to uncertainty about the magnitude of the financial burden for medical costs they will face. This study seeks to assess the family responsibility for healthcare bills during the first 12 months of life for commercially insured children undergoing surgery for severe CHD. METHODS: The MarketScan ® database from Truven was used to identify commercially insured infants in 39 states from 2010 to 2012 with an ICD-9 diagnosis code for transposition of the great arteries, tetralogy of Fallot, or truncus arteriosus, as well as the corresponding procedure code for complete repair...
June 20, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29898907/aortopulmonary-window-with-pumonary-atresia-with-ventricular-septal-defect-with-d-transposition-of-great-arteries-extremely-rare-anomaly
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Sachin Sondhi, P C Negi, Rajesh Sharma, Ayushi Mehta
Aortopulmonary window (APW) is rare a congenital heart disease accounting for 0.1%-0.2% of all congenital heart defects. The 35% of the APW has been associated with wide variety of other structural heart diseases such as ventricular septal defect, persistent ductus arteriosus, arch anomalies and coronary artery anomalies. To the best of our knowledge, only six cases of APW with pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect has been described in the literature. It resembles the type 1 truncus arteriosus, and differentiation from this condition is important prior to surgical correction...
June 13, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29843537/antenatal-diagnosis-of-fetal-retinoid-syndrome-at-20-weeks-of-gestation-a-case-report
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Hakan Erenel, Aysegul Ozel, Funda Oztunc, Osman Kizilkilic, Nil Comunoglu, Seyfettin Uludag, Riza Madazli
INTRODUCTION: Isotretinoin, a synthetic derivative of vitamin A, is one of the most potent human teratogens, and is mainly utilized for the treatment of severe recalcitrant nodular acne. Retinoic acid embryopathy is well defined in the literature. CASE REPORT: The mother was referred for a fetal posterior fossa abnormality, first detected at 20 weeks of gestation. The mother used isotretinoin until 18 weeks gestation. Ultrasound examination revealed hypertelorism, cerebellar hypoplasia, vermian agenesis, truncus arteriosus, anotia, thymic aplasia, corpus callosum hypoplasia...
May 29, 2018: Fetal and Pediatric Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29808750/perioperative-and-anesthetic-considerations-in-truncus-arteriosus
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Rishi Parikh, Michael Eisses, Gregory J Latham, Denise C Joffe, Faith J Ross
Truncus arteriosus is a congenital cardiac lesion in which failure of embryonic truncal septation results in a single semilunar valve and single arterial trunk providing both pulmonary and systemic circulations. Most patients with this lesion are symptomatic in the neonatal period with cyanosis and/or congestive heart failure and undergo complete repair in the first weeks of life. This review will focus on the anatomy, physiology, and perioperative anesthetic management of patients with truncus arteriosus.
May 1, 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759790/ablation-of-a-unique-focal-ventricular-tachycardia-in-repaired-truncus-arteriosus
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Ashish N Doshi, Bradley C Clark, Charles I Berul
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731786/an-update-work-of-pulse-oximetry-screening-for-detecting-critical-congenital-heart-disease-in-the-newborn
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A Taksande, R Meshram, A Lohakare, S Purandare, U Biyani, J Vagha
Background: Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) is the commonest group of congenital malformations and affects 7-8 per 1000 live born newborns. Nevertheless, it is estimated that more than 50% of babies with undiagnosed CHD are not detected by routine neonatal cardiac examination. Aim: To find the incidence of CHD in newborns and to determine the accuracy of pulse oximetry for detecting clinically unrecognized critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) in the newborns...
July 2017: Images in Paediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719804/unilateral-pulmonary-artery-agenesis-an-unusual-cause-of-unilateral-ards
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Lakshmi Saladi, Swati Roy, Gilda Diaz-Fuentes
Unilateral pulmonary artery agenesis (UPAA) is a rare malformation that can present as an isolated anomaly or may be associated with certain congenital cardiac anomalies, such as tetralogy of Fallot, atrial septal defect, coarctation of aorta, right aortic arch, truncus arteriosus and pulmonary atresia. Clinical presentation is non-specific which makes the diagnosis elusive; chronic dyspnea, hemoptysis or recurrent infections are the most common manifestations. Patients may remain asymptomatic until adulthood...
2018: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707377/transaxillary-uniportal-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-right-upper-lobectomy
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Yaxing Shen, Yong Zhang, Jianchao Sun, Jianying Gu, Yunfeng Yuan, Qun Wang
Uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) was growing popular since its first introduction. Based on the conventional uniportal VATS, we modified the technique and introduced transaxillary uniportal VATS lobectomy in this case report. In March 2017, transaxillary uniportal VATS was firstly attempted on a patient suffering from right upper lobe lesion at the Department of Thoracic Surgery, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University. A 4-cm single incision was made at the fossa axillaris paralleled to the skin folds, to which a soft wound protector was applied to reach the third intercostal space along the anterior axillary line...
March 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684549/truncus-arteriosus-and-the-branch-pulmonary-arteries-joined-at-the-hip-for-life
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EDITORIAL
Robert J Dabal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 21, 2018: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684371/repair-of-ductus-or-hemi-truncus-to-one-lung-and-major-aortopulmonary-collaterals-to-the-other-lung
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Richard D Mainwaring, Tatiana R Rosenblatt, William L Patrick, Michael Ma, Lynn Peng, Frank L Hanley
BACKGROUND: There are patients born with pulmonary atresia and a ductus arteriosus or hemi-truncus to one lung and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries (MAPCAs) to the contralateral lung. The purpose of this study was to review our surgical results for this relatively rare subset of patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of 35 patients with ductus/hemi-truncus in association with pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect and MAPCAs. Our surgical algorithm is bifurcated into two strategies: 1) patients with "favorable" MAPCAs are candidates for single stage complete repair, and 2) patients with "unfavorable" MAPCAs undergo a staged approach...
April 20, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29590369/rotation-of-the-outflow-tracts
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Tornike Sologashvili, Patrick O Myers, Maurice Beghetti, René Prêtre
The optimal treatment for transposition of the great arteries with stenosis along the pulmonary tract has always been a challenge. En bloc rotation of the truncus arteriosus has been proposed as an alternative method in this group of patients. We report a truncus turnover in a 3-month-old, 3.4 kg infant.
March 24, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578439/occupational-hazards-as-a-risk-factor-of-onset-and-unfavorable-outcome-of-ischemic-heart-disease
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H Svitlyk, M Harbar, V Salo, O Kapustynskyy, Y Svitlyk
Objective -to identify the role of occupational hazards (OH) as a risk factor of onset and unfavorable outcome of coronary artery disease (CAD). Retrospective study included analysis of 307 case reports of CAD patients, including 59 patients with long term history of OH exposure. Prospective study included observation of 244 STEMI patients during their in-patient treatment, including 113 patients with prior exposure to OH. OH were demonstrated to contribute to the risk of CAD, and to be directly involved in atherosclerotic coronary artery (CA) injury, its role being equal to that of the classical risk factors, such as arterial hypertension (AH), dyslipidemia, and diabetes mellitus (DM)...
February 2018: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29562425/-feasibility-and-efficacy-of-transcatheter-closure-of-anastomotic-leakage-after-aortic-surgery-using-amplatzer-vascular-plug-%C3%A2
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W H Wu, L J Huang, J Z Pu, X Y Huang, X Pu, Y Ning, X Wang
Objective: To investigate the feasibility and efficacy of transcatheter closure of anastomotic leakage after aortic surgery using Amplatzer Vascular Plug Ⅲ (AVP Ⅲ). Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed in 5 patients with anastomotic leakage after aortic surgery, who underwent transcatheter closure in our hospital from January to June 2017 using AVP Ⅲ. Surgeries were performed in 3 cases of Standford type A dissection, 1 case of ascending aortic aneurysm and 1 case of persistent truncus.There were 3 males,and age was (43...
March 24, 2018: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533036/-difference-of-spino-pelvic-sagittal-alignment-between-lumbar-disc-herniation-and-lumbar-canal-stenosis-in-adults
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Feng Xie, Jun Bian, Zhi-Wei Wang, Wei-Shan Chen
OBJECTIVE: To study the difference of spino-pelvic sagittal alignment between lumbar disc herniation(LDH) and lumbar canal stenosis(LCS) in adults. METHODS: The integrated imaging data of 88 patients with lumbar disc herniation (42 cases) or lumbar canal stenosis(46 cases) were searched from January 1, 2015 to September 10, 2016 in our hospital.Twenty-two cases were excluded because of age factor, 36 cases of LDH (LDH group) and 30 cases of LCS (LCS group) were internalized in the study...
January 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528381/impact-of-truncal-valve-surgery-on-the-outcomes-of-the-truncus-arteriosus-repair
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Phillip S Naimo, Tyson A Fricke, Yves d'Udekem, Johann Brink, Robert G Weintraub, Christian P Brizard, Igor E Konstantinov
OBJECTIVES: Preoperative moderate or greater truncal valve (TV) insufficiency is one of the most important factors influencing mortality in children with truncus arteriosus. We therefore sought to determine the impact of TV insufficiency and concomitant TV surgery on children who underwent truncus arteriosus repair at a single institution. METHODS: We reviewed 180 patients who underwent truncus arteriosus repair between 1979 and 2016. Preoperative echocardiography demonstrated TV insufficiency in 80 patients (mild: 33...
March 8, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523921/impact-of-hybrid-stage-1-palliation-for-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-histopathological-findings
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Takashi Kido, Takaya Hoashi, Masataka Kitano, Masatoshi Shimada, Kenichi Kurosaki, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Hajime Ichikawa
The purpose of the study is to analyze the impact of hybrid stage 1 palliation on right ventricular myocardial pathology in hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Sufficient amount of right ventricular biopsies could be obtained from 16 of 32 patients who underwent Norwood operation between 2007 and 2013. Histopathological findings of right ventricle in patients who underwent primary Norwood operation (primary group, n = 5), patients with aortic atresia (HS1P AA group, n = 6) or aortic stenosis (HS1P AS group, n = 5) who underwent staged Norwood palliation following hybrid stage 1 palliation were compared...
June 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509905/dysregulation-of-tbx1-dosage-in-the-anterior-heart-field-results-in-congenital-heart-disease-resembling-the-22q11-2-duplication-syndrome
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Erica Hasten, Donna M McDonald-McGinn, Terrence B Crowley, Elaine Zackai, Beverly S Emanuel, Bernice E Morrow, Silvia E Racedo
Non-allelic homologous recombination events on chromosome 22q11.2 during meiosis can result in either the deletion (22q11.2DS) or duplication (22q11.2DupS) syndrome. Although the spectrum and frequency of congenital heart disease (CHD) are known for 22q11.2DS, there is less known for 22q11.2DupS. We now evaluated cardiac phenotypes in 235 subjects with 22q11.2DupS including 102 subjects we collected and 133 subjects that were previously reported as a confirmation and found 25% have CHD, mostly affecting the cardiac outflow tract (OFT)...
March 2, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29481788/truncus-superior-artery-ventral-to-the-apical-vein-of-the-right-upper-lobe
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Ryunosuke Maki, Masahiro Miyajima, Taijiro Mishina, Atsushi Watanabe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 23, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455964/polytetrafluoroethylene-conduits-versus-homografts-for-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-reconstruction-in-infants-and-young-children-an-institutional-experience
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Christopher W Mercer, Shawn C West, Mahesh S Sharma, Masahiro Yoshida, Victor O Morell
OBJECTIVE: Our institution uses a valved polytetrafluoroethylene conduit as an alternative to homografts. The objective of this study was to investigate the performance of bicuspid valved polytetrafluoroethylene conduits used for right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction in children aged less than 2 years and to evaluate risk factors for earlier conduit explant. METHODS: We performed an Institutional Review Board-approved retrospective chart review of all patients aged less than 2 years who underwent surgical right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction with a bicuspid valved polytetrafluoroethylene conduit or homograft conduit from July 2004 to December 2014...
May 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452118/long-term-outcome-of-interrupted-arch-repair-with-direct-anastomosis-and-homograft-augmentation-patch
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Mohammed Mohsin Uzzaman, Natasha E Khan, Ben Davies, John Stickley, Timothy J Jones, William J Brawn, David J Barron
BACKGROUND: We analysed outcomes of IAA repair using a standardised technique in order to interpret the role of the arch repair on late outcomes in this complex and heterogeneous group. METHODS: Single institution study from 1988-2015. 120 cases of IAA were divided into four groups: IAA with VSD (iVSD, n=38), IAA with Norwood/DKS (iNor, n=41), IAA with Truncus (iTruncus, n=24) and miscellaneous group (iMisc, n=17). Arch repair performed using a standard technique of direct anastomosis with homograft patch augmentation...
February 13, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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