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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798290/bradycardia-and-hypothermia-complicating-azithromycin-treatment
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Kerri Benn, Sam Salman, Madhu Page-Sharp, Timothy M E Davis, Jim P Buttery
BACKGROUND Azithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic widely used to treat respiratory, urogenital, and other infections. Gastrointestinal upset, headache, and dizziness are common adverse effects, and prolongation of the rate-corrected electrocardiographic QT interval and malignant arrhythmias have been reported. There are rare reports of bradycardia and hypothermia but not in the same patient. CASE REPORT A 4-year-old boy given intravenous azithromycin as part of treatment for febrile neutropenia complicating leukemia chemotherapy developed hypothermia (rectal temperature 35...
August 11, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792509/regional-citrate-anticoagulation-for-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-in-pediatric-patients-with-liver-failure
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Keila Rodriguez, Poyyapakkam R Srivaths, Leyat Tal, Mary N Watson, Alyssa A Riley, Ryan W Himes, Moreshwar S Desai, Michael C Braun, Ayse Akcan Arikan
Pediatric liver failure patients frequently develop multiple organ failure and require continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) as part of supportive therapy in the pediatric intensive care unit. While many centers employ no anticoagulation for fear of bleeding complications, balanced coagulation disturbance predisposes these patients to clotting as well as bleeding, making maintenance of longer circuit life to deliver adequate dialysis clearance challenging. Regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA) is an attractive option as it avoids systemic anticoagulation, but since citrate metabolism is impaired in liver failure, concerns about toxicity has limited its use...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791240/critical-arrhythmia-in-postoperative-cardiac-children-recognition-and-management
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REVIEW
Mohamed Salim Kabbani, Hayan Al Taweel, Nasib Kabbani, Saleh Al Ghamdi
Arrhythmias after pediatric cardiac surgery are common and can be life-threatening. They occur intraoperatively or may appear shortly after surgery during postoperative care. They require early management and specific intervention. In this review, we describe important critical arrhythmias that are encountered during postoperative management of children undergoing cardiac surgery. We review the diagnosis, management, and explain the role of epicardial electrocardiogram in diagnosing certain types of postoperative rhythm abnormalities seen during early period after pediatric cardiac surgery...
July 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768519/synthetic-hematocrit-derived-from-the-longitudinal-relaxation-of-blood-can-lead-to-clinically-significant-errors-in-measurement-of-extracellular-volume-fraction-in-pediatric-and-young-adult-patients
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Frank J Raucci, David A Parra, Jason T Christensen, Lazaro E Hernandez, Larry W Markham, Meng Xu, James C Slaughter, Jonathan H Soslow
BACKGROUND: Extracellular volume fraction (ECV) is altered in pathological cardiac remodeling and predicts death and arrhythmia. ECV can be quantified using cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) T1 mapping but calculation requires a measured hematocrit (Hct). The longitudinal relaxation of blood has been used in adults to generate a synthetic Hct (estimate of true Hct) but has not been validated in pediatric populations. METHODS: One hundred fourteen children and young adults underwent a total of 163 CMRs with T1 mapping...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767532/cardiac-arrest-secondary-to-lightning-strike-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Elena L Rotariu, Mioara D Manole
Lightning strike injuries, although less common than electrical injuries, have a higher morbidity rate because of critical alterations of the circulatory system, respiratory system, and central nervous system. Most lightning-related deaths occur immediately after injury because of arrhythmia or respiratory failure. We describe the case of a pediatric patient who experienced cardiorespiratory arrest secondary to a lightning strike, where the Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support chain of survival was well executed, leading to return of spontaneous circulation and intact neurological survival...
August 1, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762167/elevated-myocardial-extracellular-volume-fraction-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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James J Starc, Ryan A Moore, Mantosh S Rattan, Chet R Villa, Zhiqian Gao, Wojciech Mazur, John L Jefferies, Michael D Taylor
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a genetic, X-linked recessive disease with an associated cardiomyopathy characterized by myocardial fibrosis leading to heart failure, arrhythmias, and death. Earlier detection and treatment of cardiac involvement in DMD hold potential to improve outcomes. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) extracellular volume (ECV) quantification using T1 mapping is a histologically validated, non-invasive marker of diffuse fibrosis. This study aims to determine the ECV in a pediatric DMD population, and correlate it with metrics of left ventricular function...
July 31, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760170/evaluation-of-cardiac-autonomic-function-using-heart-rate-variability-in-children-with-acute-carbon-monoxide-poisoning
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Cagdas Vural, Ener Cagri Dinleyici, Pelin Kosger, Ozge Bolluk, Zubeyir Kilic, Birsen Ucar
Introduction Carbon monoxide poisoning may cause myocardial toxicity and cardiac autonomic dysfunction, which may contribute to the development of life-threatening arrhythmias. We investigated the potential association between acute carbon monoxide exposure and cardiac autonomic function measured by heart rate variability. METHOD: The present study included 40 children aged 1-17 years who were admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit with acute carbon monoxide poisoning and 40 healthy age- and sex-matched controls...
August 1, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755092/pediatric-dosing-of-intravenous-sotalol-based-on-body-surface-area-in-patients-with-arrhythmia
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Xiaomei Li, Yan Zhang, Haiju Liu, He Jiang, Haiyan Ge, Yi Zhang
In a recently published study, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of intravenous sotalol in pediatric patients with incessant tachyarrhythmias and we have found that intravenous sotalol is effective and safe. Our dosing regimen was based on the body weight of the patients. In the US, the recommendation for intravenous sotalol dosing in pediatric patients is based on body surface area (BSA) while taking into consideration the patients' age. The purpose of this paper is to show the correspondence of a body weight-based dosing regimen when expressed for BSA as mg/m(2)...
July 28, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711964/utility-of-echocardiography-in-detecting-silent-complications-after-pediatric-catheter-ablations
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Shahnawaz M Amdani, Salaam Sallaam, Peter P Karpawich, Sanjeev Aggarwal
Although transcatheter arrhythmia ablation (TCA) has been performed in children for over two decades, guidelines for routine use of post-ablation transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) are absent. We sought to determine the efficacy of TTE after apparently uneventful TCA procedures in detecting adverse findings and identify predisposing factors. A retrospective review of clinical and procedural data on patients who underwent TCA for supraventricular arrhythmias from 2000 to 2015 was performed. Pre- and post-ablation TTE data were reviewed...
July 15, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699125/uptake-of-predictive-genetic-testing-and-cardiac-evaluation-for-children-at-risk-for-an-inherited-arrhythmia-or-cardiomyopathy
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Susan Christian, Joseph Atallah, Robin Clegg, Michael Giuffre, Cathleen Huculak, Tara Dzwiniel, Jillian Parboosingh, Sherryl Taylor, Martin Somerville
Predictive genetic testing in minors should be considered when clinical intervention is available. Children who carry a pathogenic variant for an inherited arrhythmia or cardiomyopathy require regular cardiac screening and may be prescribed medication and/or be told to modify their physical activity. Medical genetics and pediatric cardiology charts were reviewed to identify factors associated with uptake of genetic testing and cardiac evaluation for children at risk for long QT syndrome, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681149/young-children-s-physiological-reactivity-during-memory-recall-associations-with-posttraumatic-stress-and-parent-physiological-synchrony
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Sarah A O Gray, Rebecca S Lipschutz, Mike S Scheeringa
Autonomic reactivity is implicated in stress response and social engagement - both key components of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - but few studies have examined autonomic reactivity in pediatric samples, and no known studies have examined physiological synchrony among children with PTSD and caregivers. In a sample of 247 young children (94 girls, 153 boys), most (85%) of whom had exposure to trauma and 40% who met criteria for PTSD, we examined children's patterns of respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) at baseline and in response to a memory recall task, as well as correspondence between parents' and children's RSA...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677509/therapy-of-cardiac-arrhythmias-in-children-an-emerging-role-of-electroanatomical-mapping-systems
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Casale Matteo, Mezzetti Maurizio, Tulino Viviana, Michele Scarano, Busacca Paolo, Dattilo Giuseppe
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac arrhythmias are challenging diseases in childhood. Most of them in pediatric subjects (90.2%) are atrioventricular reentrant tachycardias and atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardias. The standard 12-lead ECG is a highly accurate diagnostic tool but an invasive electrophysiological study is often required. The main concern about this kind of procedures is their invasive nature and the need of radiations, so antiarrhythmic agents are currently the first line therapy...
July 5, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669107/outcomes-and-costs-of-cardiac-surgery-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Viviane G Nasr, David Faraoni, Anne Marie Valente, James A DiNardo
Advances in pediatric cardiac surgical and medical care have led to increased survival of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). Consequently, many CHD patients survive long enough to require cardiac surgery as adults. Using the 2013 Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database, we compared costs and outcomes for adult patients undergoing surgery for treatment of CHD to a reference population of adults undergoing CABG. Patients were identified using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9 CM) procedure codes...
July 1, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620754/variation-in-pediatric-post-ablation-care-a%C3%A2-survey-of-the-pediatric-and%C3%A2-congenital-electrophysiology-society-paces
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Brynn E Dechert, Macdonald Dick, David J Bradley, Martin J LaPage
Although catheter ablation is a standard treatment for pediatric arrhythmias, there are no consensus guidelines for follow-up care. This study describes the variation in post-ablation practices identified through a survey of the pediatric and congenital electrophysiology society (PACES). Pediatric and congenital electrophysiology society members were invited to participate in an online survey of post-ablation practices in September 2014. Survey questions targeted routine post-ablation practices for three common arrhythmia substrates: atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia, concealed accessory pathways (AP), and manifest APs...
June 15, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617685/adult-congenital-heart-disease-magnitude-of-the-problem
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Akanksha N Thakkar, Ponraj Chinnadurai, C Huie Lin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To define the magnitude of problems faced by patients with adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) and to identify unmet needs for this population. RECENT FINDINGS: The ACHD population is estimated to include more than 1 million people in the United States and continues to grow at a steady rate. Owing to the decline in early mortality in this group, modern medicine is now faced by the long-term complications associated with congenital heart disease such as chronic heart failure, increased endocarditis risk, elevated burden of arrhythmias, pulmonary hypertension, valvular dysfunction, and pregnancy...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617528/influence-of-ablation-therapy-on-the-quality-of-life-in-children-with-supraventricular-tachycardia
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E Szafran, A Baszko, A Bukowska-Posadzy, A Łaźniak, T Moszura, A Siwińska, J Walkowiak, W Bobkowski
OBJECTIVE: Numerous restrictions, which are imposed on children with arrhythmia, influence their quality of life (QoL) and may have a negative impact on their further development. Ablation is a highly successful treatment leaving patients free from arrhythmia and other related limitations. There are very few studies evaluating the influence of ablation on the QoL in children with arrhythmia, based on small groups of patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of ablation on the QoL in children with supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584814/predictors-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support-for-children-with-acute-myocarditis
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Han-Ping Wu, Mao-Jen Lin, Wen-Chieh Yang, Kang-Hsi Wu, Chun-Yu Chen
The clinical presentation of acute myocarditis in children may range from asymptomatic to sudden cardiac arrest. This study analyzed the clinical spectrum of acute myocarditis in children to identify factors that could aid primary care physicians to predict the need for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) earlier and consult the pediatric cardiologist promptly. Between October 2011 and September 2016, we retrospectively analyzed 60 patients aged 18 years or younger who were admitted to our pediatric emergency department with a definite diagnosis of acute myocarditis...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571639/longitudinal-outcomes-of-patients%C3%A2-with%C3%A2-single-ventricle-after%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-fontan%C3%A2-procedure
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Andrew M Atz, Victor Zak, Lynn Mahony, Karen Uzark, Nicholas D'agincourt, David J Goldberg, Richard V Williams, Roger E Breitbart, Steven D Colan, Kristin M Burns, Renee Margossian, Heather T Henderson, Rosalind Korsin, Bradley S Marino, Kaitlyn Daniels, Brian W McCrindle
BACKGROUND: Multicenter longitudinal objective data for survival into adulthood of patients who have undergone Fontan procedures are lacking. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to describe transplant-free survival and explore relationships between laboratory measures of ventricular performance and functional status over time. METHODS: Exercise testing, echocardiography, B-type natriuretic peptide, functional health assessment, and medical history abstraction were repeated 9...
June 6, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570361/catecholaminergic-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia
#19
Jessica J Wall, Ramesh V Iyer
Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia is a rare cause of exercise-induced arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death in the pediatric patient. This arrhythmia is difficult to diagnose in the emergency department, given the range of presentations; thus, a familiarity with and high index of suspicion for this pathology are crucial. Furthermore, recognition of the characteristic electrocardiogram findings and knowledge of the management of the symptomatic patient are necessary, given the risk of arrhythmia recurrence and cardiac arrest...
June 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570317/safety-of-nebulized-epinephrine-in-smoke-inhalation-injury
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Guillermo Foncerrada, Francisco Lima, Robert P Clayton, Ronald P Mlcak, Perenlei Enkhbaatar, David N Herndon, Oscar E Suman
This pilot study was conducted to profile safety of nebulized racemic epinephrine when used as a therapy for smoke inhalation injury in severely burned children. We enrolled 16 patients who were 7 to 19 years of age ([mean ± SD], 12 ± 4 years) with burns covering more than 30% of the TBSA (55 ± 17%) and smoke inhalation injury, as diagnosed by bronchoscopy at burn center admission. Patients were randomized to receive either standard of care (n = 8), which consisted of nebulized acetylcysteine, nebulized heparin, and nebulized albuterol, or to receive standard of care plus nebulized epinephrine (n = 8)...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
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