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Pediatric cardiology patient reported outcomes

Lorenzo De Marchi, Janice Lee, Nina Rawtani, Vinh Nguyen
Supported by a growing number of studies and case reports in the literature, perioperative use of TEE in non-cardiac cases has significantly increased the past two decades. The utility of TEE in monitoring hemodynamic, and diagnosing causes of hypotension refractory to conventional therapy, have made it an almost indispensible tool during major surgeries, such liver transplantation. Despite this fact, compared to the adult population, there is a lack of an equivalent amount of literature on the perioperative use of TEE in pediatric cases...
June 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Sarina K Behera, Shea N Smith, Theresa A Tacy
BACKGROUND: Accreditation through the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) is believed but not proven to increase quality in imaging. The goal of this study was to use quality metrics to evaluate the impact of accreditation on quality in pediatric echocardiography. METHODS: This is a retrospective study comparing quality metrics in 236 pediatric transthoracic echocardiograms in patients with congenital heart disease from (1) California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), a community hospital, before and after IAC accreditation, and (2) the IAC-accredited Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (LPCH), an academic children's referral center, during equivalent eras...
September 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Joseph T Flynn, David C Kaelber, Carissa M Baker-Smith, Douglas Blowey, Aaron E Carroll, Stephen R Daniels, Sarah D de Ferranti, Janis M Dionne, Bonita Falkner, Susan K Flinn, Samuel S Gidding, Celeste Goodwin, Michael G Leu, Makia E Powers, Corinna Rea, Joshua Samuels, Madeline Simasek, Vidhu V Thaker, Elaine M Urbina
These pediatric hypertension guidelines are an update to the 2004 "Fourth Report on the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents." Significant changes in these guidelines include (1) the replacement of the term "prehypertension" with the term "elevated blood pressure," (2) new normative pediatric blood pressure (BP) tables based on normal-weight children, (3) a simplified screening table for identifying BPs needing further evaluation, (4) a simplified BP classification in adolescents ≥13 years of age that aligns with the forthcoming American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology adult BP guidelines, (5) a more limited recommendation to perform screening BP measurements only at preventive care visits, (6) streamlined recommendations on the initial evaluation and management of abnormal BPs, (7) an expanded role for ambulatory BP monitoring in the diagnosis and management of pediatric hypertension, and (8) revised recommendations on when to perform echocardiography in the evaluation of newly diagnosed hypertensive pediatric patients (generally only before medication initiation), along with a revised definition of left ventricular hypertrophy...
September 2017: Pediatrics
Evgeny V Krivoshchekov, Jaeger P Ackerman, Olga S Yanulevich, Alexander A Sokolov, Nadezhda V Ershova, Joseph A Dearani, Frank Cetta
The cone reconstruction technique, first described by da Silva and modified by Dearani and by others, has become the repair method of choice in patients with Ebstein anomaly of the tricuspid valve. This report details the outcome of the modified cone reconstruction technique in 6 children who underwent surgical correction of Ebstein anomaly at the Tomsk Institute of Cardiology in Siberia. From 2012 through 2015, 4 boys and 2 girls (age range, 11 mo-12 yr) underwent surgery to correct Ebstein anomaly. All had presented with cyanosis, exertional dyspnea, fatigue, or new-onset atrial arrhythmia, and none had undergone previous cardiac surgery...
February 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
Waldemar F Carlo, James F Cnota, Robert J Dabal, Jeffrey B Anderson
OBJECTIVE: The National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative (NPC-QIC) was established in 2008 to improve outcomes of hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) during the interstage period. They evaluated changes in patient variables and practice variation between early and late eras. DESIGN: Data including demographic, operative, discharge, and follow-up variables from the first 100 patients (6/2008-1/2010) representing 18 centers were compared with the most recent 100 patients (1/2014-11/2014) from these same centers...
May 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
Preeti Ramachandran, Eileen King, Ashley Nebbia, Robert H Beekman, Jeffrey B Anderson
Purpose Patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and its variants following palliation surgery are at risk for thrombosis. This study examines variability of antithrombotic practice, the incidence of interstage shunt thrombosis, and other adverse events following Stage I and Stage II palliation within the National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative registry. METHODS: We carried out a multicentre, retrospective review using the National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative registry including patients from 2008 to 2013 across 52 surgical sites...
May 2017: Cardiology in the Young
Ahmad S Azhar
OBJECTIVES: To assess the safety and effectiveness of transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in monitoring transcatheter closure of atrial septal defect (ASD), in comparison with conventional technique using transesophageal echocardiography (TEE).  Methods: A retrospective review of all cases of transcatheter closure of isolated ostium secundum ASDs operated from 2005 to 2015, at the Pediatric Interventional Cardiology Department, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia...
November 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
Hiroyuki Matsuura, Fukiko Ichida, Tsutomu Saji, Shunichi Ogawa, Kenji Waki, Masahide Kaneko, Masahiro Tahara, Takashi Soga, Yasuo Ono, Satoshi Yasukochi
BACKGROUND: The 1st nationwide survey by the Japanese Society of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery of acute or fulminant myocarditis (AMC/FMC) in children revealed that the survival rate of FMC was only 51.6%. The 2nd nationwide survey was performed to evaluate the recent outcomes of pediatric myocarditis.Methods and Results:Questionnaires regarding patients aged ≤18 years with AMC/FMC during the period from January 2006 to December 2011 were mailed. A total of 221 cases (age 6...
October 25, 2016: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
Bhavika J Patel, Lillian Lai, Gary Goldfield, Renee Sananes, Patricia E Longmuir
Psychosocial health issues are common among children with cardiac diagnoses. Understanding parent and child perceptions is important because parents are the primary health information source. Significant discrepancies have been documented between parent/child quality-of-life data but have not been examined among psychosocial diagnostic instruments. This study examined agreement and discrepancies between parent and child reports of psychosocial health and quality of life in the paediatric cardiology population...
May 2017: Cardiology in the Young
Garick D Hill, Nancy A Rudd, Nancy S Ghanayem, David A Hehir, Peter J Bartz
For infants with single-ventricle lesions with aortic arch hypoplasia, the interstage period from discharge following stage 1 palliation (S1P) until stage 2 palliation (S2P) remains high risk. Significant variability among institutions exists around the timing of S2P. We sought to describe institutional variation in timing of S2P, determine the association between timing of S2P and interstage mortality, and determine the impact of earlier S2P on hospital morbidity and mortality. The National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative registry was queried...
December 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
Julie Slicker, Sharon Sables-Baus, Linda M Lambert, Laura E Peterson, Frances K Woodard, Elena C Ocampo
Background Feeding dysfunction occurs commonly in infants with single ventricle heart disease and impacts growth and long-term outcomes. Little evidence exists to guide safe feeding in this population. This study surveyed centers participating in the National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative to assess prevailing feeding practices amongthose caring for single ventricle neonates. Methods Web-based survey of 56 pediatric cardiac surgical centers was conducted. Questions addressed peri-operative feeding approaches and responses were presented and analyzed descriptively...
December 2016: Congenital Heart Disease
Andreas Petropoulos, Doris Ehringer-Schetitska, Peter Fritsch, Eero Jokinen, Robert Dalla Pozza, Renate Oberhoffer
OBJECTIVE: The burden of cardiac disease in childhood is unknown. It will be a sum of 1% of living births in the general population, suffering from Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) + approximately 2.5% of the general population suffering from bicuspid aortic valve diseases + an unknown higher prevalence of acquired diseases. Cardiomyopathies, arrhythmias - sudden cardiac death (SCD), rheumatic heard disease, hypertension and accelerating atherosclerosis are among the most frequent. Adding on, genetic syndromes including cardiac defects, endocarditis and myocarditis we can address a large pediatric population worldwide, suffering from heart disease...
September 2015: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
P Amedro, M C Picot, S Moniotte, R Dorka, H Bertet, S Guillaumont, C Barrea, M Vincenti, G De La Villeon, C Bredy, C Soulatges, M Voisin, S Matecki, P Auquier
BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) stands as a determinant "patient-related outcome" and correlates with cardio-pulmonary exercise test (CPET) in adults with chronic heart failure or with a congenital heart disease (CHD). No such correlation has been established in pediatric cardiology. METHODS AND RESULTS: 202 CHD children aged 8 to 18 performed a CPET (treadmill n=96, cycle-ergometer n=106). CHD severity was stratified into 4 groups. All children and parents filled out the Kidscreen HR-QoL questionnaire...
January 15, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Matthew E Oster, Alexandra Ehrlich, Eileen King, Christopher J Petit, Martha Clabby, Sherry Smith, Michelle Glanville, Jeffrey Anderson, Lynn Darbie, Robert H Beekman
BACKGROUND: Daily home monitoring of oxygen saturation and weight has been reported to improve outcomes for patients with single-ventricle heart disease during the period between stage I palliation and stage II palliation. However, these studies have been limited to single institutions and used historical control subjects. Our objective was to determine the association of various interstage home monitoring strategies with outcomes using a multicenter cohort with contemporary control subjects...
August 11, 2015: Circulation
Endale Tefera, Etsegenet Gedlu, Abebe Bezabih, Tamirat Moges, Tomasa Centella, Stefano Marianeschi, Berhanu Nega, Carin van Doorn, Lior Sasson, Michael Teodori
BACKGROUND: The optimal surgical procedure for treatment of fibromembranous subaortic stenosis has been a subject of debate. We report our experience with patients treated for membranous subaortic stenosis using membrane resection alone and membrane resection plus aggressive septal myectomy. METHODS: Patients followed in the pediatric cardiology clinic of a university hospital, who had undergone surgery for subaortic stenosis between 2002 and 2013 were reviewed...
July 2015: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
Sonal T Owens, Gabe E Owens, Shaili H Rajput, John R Charpie, Kelley M Kidwell, Patricia B Mullan
BACKGROUND: The 24/7 in-house attending coverage is emerging as the standard of care in intensive care units. Implementation costs, workforce feasibility, and patient outcomes resulting from changes in physician staffing are widely debated topics. Understanding the impact of staffing models on the learning environment for medical trainees and faculty is equally warranted, particularly with respect to trainee education and autonomy. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to elicit the perceptions of pediatric cardiology fellows and attendings toward 24/7 in-house attending coverage and its effect on fellow education and autonomy...
May 2015: Congenital Heart Disease
Emily Heery, Aisling M Sheehan, Alison E While, Imelda Coyne
This review synthesizes the empirical literature on outcomes and experiences of transfer and transition from pediatric to adult care for young people with congenital heart disease. A systematic review of papers published between January 2001 and May 2013 that examined outcomes or experiences of transfer and transition among young people with congenital heart disease was conducted. Data were extracted by two independent reviewers with the outcomes data combined using narrative synthesis and the experiences data integrated using thematic synthesis...
September 2015: Congenital Heart Disease
X Y Guo, H Shao, Y S Chen, C Y Liu, Y Zhang, Y Y Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment of the Eisenmenger's syndrome in pregnancy. METHODS: One case of Eisenmenger's syndrome in pregnancy in our hospital was retrospectively analyzed and the literature reviewed. RESULTS: This patient who received antenatal care irregularly in other hospital was diagnosed with Eisenmenger's syndrome with the symptoms of chest distress. The other hospital suggested her to terminate pregnancy, but the patient refused...
December 18, 2014: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
H De Praetere, J Vandesande, F Rega, W Daenen, G Marc, B Eyskens, R Heying, B Cools, B Meyns
BACKGROUND: Arterial switch operation became the golden treatment for simple transposition of the great arteries (sTGA). We describe our experience with the arterial switch operation regarding long-term outcome and the need for re-intervention. Nevertheless, supravalvular pulmonary stenosis (SPS) remains a concern in the long run. We assess the evolution of SPS over time and evaluate the effect of technical modifications on SPS during our experience. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study on 133 patients operated with ASO for TGA between October 1991 and November 2009...
March 2014: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
Jessica Rassart, Koen Luyckx, Eva Goossens, Silke Apers, Philip Moons
The present study examined associations between parenting and perceived health in adolescents with congenital heart disease (CHD) using a longitudinal trajectory approach. Adolescents with CHD were selected from the database of pediatric and congenital cardiology of the University Hospitals Leuven. A total of 429 adolescents (M age = 16 at T1) participated in the present study, comprising four measurement waves spanning approximately 3 years. Latent class growth analysis was used to identify trajectory classes of parenting and perceived health...
December 2014: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
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