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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472194/paediatric-overdiagnosis-modelled-by-coronary-abnormality-trends-in-kawasaki-disease
#1
Eric R Coon, Jacob Wilkes, Susan L Bratton, Rajendu Srivastava
OBJECTIVE: Compare trends in coronary artery (CA) abnormality diagnoses to trends in adverse cardiac outcomes among American children with Kawasaki disease (KD) to assess the fit of detection of CA abnormalities to an established model of overdiagnosis. DESIGN: Multicenter retrospective cohort. SETTING: 48 US children's hospitals in the Paediatric Health Information System database. PARTICIPANTS: Children <18 years receiving care for KD between 2000 and 2014...
February 22, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469036/incomplete-kawasaki-disease-in-an-infant-with-cholangitis-post-kasai-surgery-for-biliary-atresia
#2
Naman S Shetty, Ira Shah
Kawasaki&apos;s disease (KD) is a systemic vasculitis often seen with viral and bacterial infections. Cholangitis is a known complication in biliary atresia patients post Kasai Portoenterostomy (KP). However KD, in a biliary atresia patient post KP has not been previously reported. A 1 years old girl who had previously undergone a KP for BA, presented with cholangitis which was presumed to be caused by a previous enterobacter infection that she had 2 months ago. However, on treating the cholangitis, the patient developed fever again after ten days which persisted even after changing the antibiotics...
March 1, 2018: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468722/podoplanin-positive-myofibroblasts-a-pathologic-hallmark-of-pleuroparenchymal-fibroelastosis
#3
Yasunori Enomoto, Sayomi Matsushima, Shiori Meguro, Hideya Kawasaki, Isao Kosugi, Tomoyuki Fujisawa, Noriyuki Enomoto, Naoki Inui, Yutaro Nakamura, Takafumi Suda, Toshihide Iwashita
Pathologic differential diagnoses of pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (PPFE) include usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) and pulmonary apical cap (PAC); however, there are no specific immunostaining makers to distinguish between these diseases. We performed immunohistochemistry using several pleural mesothelial cell-related markers, including cytokeratin-5/6, CAM5.2, WT-1, calretinin, desmin and podoplanin, for PPFE (n = 4), UIP (n = 10) and PAC (n = 3) lung sections. Among the examined markers, in PPFE and PAC lungs, podoplanin commonly showed positivity for spindle cells both in thickened pleura and subpleural fibroelastosis lesions; these cells were also stained with α-smooth muscle actin, a marker of myofibroblasts...
February 22, 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466965/neutropenia-after-intravenous-immunoglobulin-therapy-is-associated-with-coronary-artery-lesions-in-children-with-kawasaki-disease-a-case-control-study
#4
Zhenquan Wang, Fengfeng Weng, Chen Li, Hongying Shi, Zhangke Tang, Huixian Qiu, Yue'e He, Rongzhou Wu, Maoping Chu
BACKGROUND: To evaluate differences in laboratory parameters, clinical presentation, and incidence of coronary artery lesions (CAL) between children with neutropenic and non-neutropenic Kawasaki disease (KD). METHODS: All consecutive KD patients that presented to the Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children's Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University in Wenzhou, China between January 2005 and December 2015 were included in this study. Patients were divided into two groups (KD with neutropenia (NKD) and KD without neutropenia (NNKD)) based on whether or not they developed neutropenia during the course of treatment...
February 21, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466175/-giant-aneurysms-in-coronary-arteries-of-a-young-woman
#5
L N Ilyina, E E Vlasova, V V Kukharchuk, A A Shiryaev, E V Merkulov, D M Galyautdinov, V P Vasiliev, P P Malyshev, E V Dzybinskaya, P V Chumachenko, M A Aphanasyev, R S Akchurin
Coronary arteries aneurysms with their thrombotic occlusion are known to be detected in young patients who have suffered Kawasaki disease in childhood. The other vascular beds are usually not involved. In the literature one can find not enough information regarding diagnostics of this pathology, as well as no specific treatment algorithm. We present here a clinical case of re-emergence of giant aneurysms of coronary arteries in the young female patient with subsequent immuno-histological confirmation of previous Kawasaki disease...
January 2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461753/-kawasaki-disease-an-update
#6
Sabrina Bressieux-Degueldre, Damien Schaffner, Michaël Hofer, Nicole Sekarski, Federica Vanoni
The cause of Kawasaki disease (KD) is still unknown, but an infectious origin and genetic susceptibility have been suggested. The American Heart Association has changed the guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of KD in 2017. One goal is to better identify patients most at risk, particularly young children with « incomplete » KD. In case of intravenous immunoglobulin resistance, alternative treatments to the traditional use of corticosteroids, such as TNF-alpha inhibitors have been proposed. For all patients with coronary aneurisms, regular assessment of myocardial perfusion is recommended, either with stress echocardiography, MRI, scintigraphy or PET-scan...
February 14, 2018: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461447/infliximab-plus-intravenous-immunoglobulin-ivig-versus-ivig-alone-as-initial-therapy-in-children-with-kawasaki-disease-presenting-with-coronary-artery-lesions-is-dual-therapy-more-effective
#7
Pei-Ni Jone, Marsha S Anderson, Matthew J Mulvahill, Heather Heizer, Mary P Glodé, Samuel R Dominguez
BACKGROUND: We previously demonstrated that 80% of KD patients who develop coronary artery lesions (CALs) have them at diagnosis. We postulated that KD patients presenting with CALs represent a group that may benefit from more aggressive initial therapy. Infliximab has been shown to decrease inflammation in KD patients when added to standard therapy. We compared outcomes of KD patients with CALs initially treated with IVIG alone versus IVIG plus infliximab. METHODS: Medical records of KD patients from 1/2009 - 7/2016 were retrospectively reviewed...
February 15, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457989/propylthiouracil-induced-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitis-mimicking-kawasaki-disease
#8
Yoshihiro Aoki, Katsuhiko Kitazawa, Hironobu Kobayashi
Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) is rare in children and is characterised as necrotising vasculitis predominantly affecting small and medium-sized vessels. Propylthiouracil (PTU), an antithyroid drug, has been implicated in drug-induced AAV. In contrast, Kawasaki disease (KD) is a common systemic vasculitis, typically observed in children, which affects the medium-sized vessels, including the coronary arteries. An 11-year-old girl who developed AAV while receiving PTU therapy for Graves' disease is described...
February 19, 2018: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456929/controversies-in-diagnosis-and-management-of-kawasaki-disease
#9
REVIEW
Rakesh Kumar Pilania, Dharmagat Bhattarai, Surjit Singh
Kawasaki disease (KD) is a common medium vessel systemic vasculitis that usually occurs in small children. It has a predilection for the coronary arteries, but other medium sized arteries can also be involved. The etiology of this disorder remains a mystery. Though typical presentation of KD is quite characteristic, it may also present as incomplete or atypical disease in which case the diagnosis can be very challenging. As both incomplete and atypical forms of KD can be associated with serious coronary artery complications, the pediatrician can ill afford to miss these diagnoses...
February 8, 2018: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455693/usefulness-and-safety-of-anakinra-in-refractory-kawasaki-disease-complicated-by-coronary-artery-aneurysm
#10
Marie-Paule Guillaume, Héloïse Reumaux, François Dubos
Kawasaki disease is an acute self-limited vasculitis of unknown aetiology. The prognosis depends mainly on coronary damage. There is no consensus regarding optimal adjunctive therapeutics for refractory forms to treatment by intravenous immunoglobulins and corticosteroids. We report the case of an 18-month-old infant with refractory Kawasaki disease complicated by diffuse aneurysms of coronary arteries and successfully treated by anakinra with partial regression of coronary aneurysms.
February 19, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447181/innate-immune-responses-following-kawasaki-disease-and-toxic-shock-syndrome
#11
Katherine Y H Chen, Nicole Messina, Susie Germano, Rhian Bonnici, Bridget Freyne, Michael Cheung, Greta Goldsmith, Tobias R Kollmann, Michael Levin, David Burgner, Nigel Curtis
The pathogenesis of Kawasaki disease (KD) remains unknown and there is accumulating evidence for the importance of the innate immune system in initiating and mediating the host inflammatory response. We compared innate immune responses in KD and toxic shock syndrome (TSS) participants more than two years after their acute illness with control participants to investigate differences in their immune phenotype. Toxic shock syndrome shares many clinical features with KD; by including both disease groups we endeavoured to explore changes in innate immune responses following acute inflammatory illnesses more broadly...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444780/the-possible-link-between-coeliac-and-kawasaki-diseases-in-brazil-a-cross-sectional-study
#12
Alessandra Dos Santos Domingues, Nicole Selleski, Rosa Harumi Uenishi, Cristina Medeiros Ribeiro de Magalhães, Lenora Gandolfi, Claudia B Pratesi
BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease (KD) is a self-limited acute systemic vasculitis of unknown aetiology that predominantly affects infants and young children eventually associated with immunological abnormalities. Coeliac disease (CD) is an inflammatory autoimmune disease characterised by a permanent gluten intolerance, which affects genetically susceptible individuals of any age group, and can cause intestinal and systemic symptoms. Association of CD with KD has been previously described in a single study that disclosed a surprisingly high prevalence of CD in children with a history of KD...
February 14, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441107/c-reactive-protein-and-n-terminal-pro-brain-natriuretic-peptide-discrepancy-a-differentiation-of-adenoviral-pharyngoconjunctival-fever-from-kawasaki-disease
#13
Jung Eun Choi, Hee Won Kang, Young Mi Hong, Sejung Sohn
Purpose: To differentiate adenoviral pharyngoconjunctival fever (PCF) from acute Kawasaki disease (KD) using laboratory tests before results of virus-real time polymerase chain reaction and ophthalmologic examination are obtained. Methods: Baseline patient characteristics and laboratory measurements were compared between 40 patients with adenovirus infection and 123 patients with KD. Results: The patients with adenovirus infection were generally older than those with KD (median: 3...
January 2018: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437127/kawasaki-disease
#14
Mary Beth F Son, Jane W Newburger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Pediatrics in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430225/superior-mesenteric-artery-syndrome-improved-by-enteral-nutritional-therapy-according-to-the-controlling-nutritional-status-score
#15
Kazuhiro Takehara, Kazuhiro Sakamoto, Rina Takahashi, Masaya Kawai, Shingo Kawano, Shinya Munakata, Kiichi Sugimoto, Makoto Takahashi, Yutaka Kojima, Tetsu Fukunaga, Yoshiaki Kajiyama, Seiji Kawasaki
Superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMAS) is a relatively rare disease that involves bowel obstruction symptoms, such as vomiting and gastric distension, owing to the compression of the third portion of the duodenum from the front by the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) and from the rear by the abdominal aorta and the spine. SMAS is diagnosed on the basis of an upper gastrointestinal examination series indicating the obstruction of the third portion of the duodenum or a computed tomography scan indicating the narrowing of the branch angle between the aorta and the SMA (i...
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429458/-burkholderia-cepacia-infection-in-children-a-clinical-analysis-of-16-cases
#16
Fang Peng, Li-Li Zhong, Xiao-Juan Lin, Min Chen, Miao Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the distribution characteristics and clinical features of Burkholderia cepacia infection in children. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed for the clinical data of 16 children with Burkholderia cepacia infection who were hospitalized between June 2012 and September 2017. RESULTS: All 16 children with Burkholderia cepacia infection were sporadic cases. A total of 16 strains of Burkholderia cepacia were isolated, among which 8 were detected by sputum culture, 5 were detected by blood culture, 2 were detected by tracheal intubation tip culture, and 1 was detected by lung biopsy culture...
February 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426687/coronary-manifestations-of-kawasaki-disease-in-computed-tomography-coronary-angiography
#17
Yong Geng Goh, Ching Ching Ong, Grace Tan, Chong Ri Liang, Sanah Merchant Soomar, Chee Wen Terence Lim, Swee Chye Quek, Li San Lynette Teo
Coronary arteritis in Kawasaki disease can lead to serious complications such myocardial infarction and sudden death. The identification of coronary manifestations with a method that is minimally invasive and of low radiation exposure is therefore important in paediatric patients with Kawasaki disease. Coronary CT angiography can be an attractive alternative to invasive coronary angiography. This paper describes imaging techniques for coronary CT angiography in pediatric patients and demonstrates the spectrum of cardiovascular manifestations in patients with Kawasaki disease...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426283/the-association-between-oxidative-stress-and-endothelial-dysfunction-in-early-childhood-patients-with-kawasaki-disease
#18
Takamichi Ishikawa, Keigo Seki
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress has recently been shown to play an important role in the development of arteriosclerosis in patients with Kawasaki disease (KD); however, no study has investigated this association in early childhood patients with KD. In this study, we evaluated prospectively the association between the levels of oxidative stress and the endothelial function in early childhood patients with KD. METHODS: We compared the derivatives of reactive oxygen metabolites (ROM), flow-mediated dilatation (FMD), and biological characteristics in a population of 50 children: 10 patients with KD and coronary artery lesions (CAL) (group 1), 15 KD patients without CAL (group 2), and 25 healthy age- and sex-matched children (group 3)...
February 9, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424760/dengue-triggered-kawasaki-disease-a-report-of-2-cases
#19
Sandesh Guleria, Ankur Kumar Jindal, Vignesh Pandiarajan, Mini P Singh, Surjit Singh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 7, 2018: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422416/incidence-and-predictors-of-lesion-specific-ischemia-by-ffrct-learnings-from-the-international-advance-registry
#20
Hironori Kitabata, Jonathon Leipsic, Manesh R Patel, Koen Nieman, Bernard De Bruyne, Campbell Rogers, Gianluca Pontone, Bjarne L Nørgaard, Jeroen J Bax, Gilbert Raff, Kavitha M Chinnaiyan, Mark Rabbat, Niels Peter Rønnow Sand, Philipp Blanke, Timothy A Fairbairn, Hitoshi Matsuo, Tetsuya Amano, Tomohiro Kawasaki, Yoshihiro Morino, Takashi Akasaka
BACKGROUND: To date, the clinical utility of coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA)-derived fractional flow reserve (FFRCT) has been limited to trials and single center experiences. We herein report the incidence of abnormal FFRCT (≤0.80) and the relationship of lesion-specific ischemia to subject demographics, symptoms, and degree of stenosis in the multicenter, prospective ADVANCE registry. METHODS: One thousand patients with suspected angina having documented coronary artery disease on coronary CTA and clinically referred for FFRCT were prospectively enrolled in the registry...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
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