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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919346/disease-control-via-intensified-lipoprotein-apheresis-in-three-siblings-with-familial-hypercholesterolemia
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Christina Taylan, Andrea Schlune, Thomas Meissner, Karolis Ažukaitis, Floris E A Udink Ten Cate, Lutz T Weber
BACKGROUND: Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), the prevalent monogenic form of hypercholesterolemia, carries the risk of premature coronary heart disease. Lipoprotein-apheresis is established in children with severe dyslipidemia. We present 3 siblings with a negative/negative residual low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor mutation (p.Trp577Arg), unresponsive to drug treatment. OBJECTIVE: Intensified lipoprotein-apheresis is well tolerated and results in permanently low lipid values without harming the health-related quality of life in children...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
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/27843325/the-role-of-the-multidisciplinary-health-care-team-in-the-management-of-patients-with-marfan-syndrome
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Yskert von Kodolitsch, Meike Rybczynski, Marina Vogler, Thomas S Mir, Helke Schüler, Kerstin Kutsche, Georg Rosenberger, Christian Detter, Alexander M Bernhardt, Axel Larena-Avellaneda, Tilo Kölbel, E Sebastian Debus, Malte Schroeder, Stephan J Linke, Bettina Fuisting, Barbara Napp, Anna Lena Kammal, Klaus Püschel, Peter Bannas, Boris A Hoffmann, Nele Gessler, Eva Vahle-Hinz, Bärbel Kahl-Nieke, Götz Thomalla, Christina Weiler-Normann, Gunda Ohm, Stefan Neumann, Dieter Benninghoven, Stefan Blankenberg, Reed E Pyeritz
Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a rare, severe, chronic, life-threatening disease with multiorgan involvement that requires optimal multidisciplinary care to normalize both prognosis and quality of life. In this article, each key team member of all the medical disciplines of a multidisciplinary health care team at the Hamburg Marfan center gives a personal account of his or her contribution in the management of patients with MFS. The authors show how, with the support of health care managers, key team members organize themselves in an organizational structure to create a common meaning, to maximize therapeutic success for patients with MFS...
2016: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806794/-follow-up-of-survived-children-supported-by-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Y Cheng, Z J Lu, X G Yan, J He, G F Yan, X D Cai, W J Shen, A L Jin, G P Lu
Objective: To summarize the follow-up of children treated with venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) by incision of internal carotid artery-vein. Method: This was a retrospective study, 10 children in whom the conventional therapy failed, but survived after treatment with ECMO technique through right internal jugular artery-venous incision and ligation after ECMO in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) of Fudan University were followed up from December 2011 to December 2015. Primary disease situation, neurological development, growth and development, quality of life and personality development were included...
November 2, 2016: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806793/-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-rescuing-12-children-with-acute-fulminant-myocarditis
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L F Ye, Y Fan, C M Zhang, Q Shu, L Z Du, R Lin
Objective: To summarize clinical experience of using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in rescuing children with acute fulminant myocarditis (AFM). Method: Data of 12 children with acute fulminate myocarditis (6 boys and 6 girls, median age 8.3 (0.6, 13.0) years, median weight 33.1 (6, 61) kg) who were rescued with ECMO in Children's Hospital, Zhejiang University from September 2009 to August 2015 were analyzed retrospectively. The analysis focused on the intervene timing of ECMO for the cardiogenic shock and hypoperfusion caused by heart failure and(or) lethal arrhythmia and the essentials of ECMO cardiopulmonary resuscitation(ECPR) for cardiac arrest in pediatric AFM were summarized...
November 2, 2016: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792792/economic-analysis-of-children-s-surgical-care-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-systematic-review-and-analysis
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Anthony T Saxton, Dan Poenaru, Doruk Ozgediz, Emmanuel A Ameh, Diana Farmer, Emily R Smith, Henry E Rice
BACKGROUND: Understanding the economic value of health interventions is essential for policy makers to make informed resource allocation decisions. The objective of this systematic review was to summarize available information on the economic impact of children's surgical care in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). METHODS: We searched MEDLINE (Pubmed), Embase, and Web of Science for relevant articles published between Jan. 1996 and Jan. 2015. We summarized reported cost information for individual interventions by country, including all costs, disability weights, health outcome measurements (most commonly disability-adjusted life years [DALYs] averted) and cost-effectiveness ratios (CERs)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685861/perceptions-of-disease-related-stress-a-key-to-better-understanding-patient-reported-outcomes-among-survivors-of-congenital-heart-disease
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Jamie L Jackson, Gina M Gerardo, Curt J Daniels, Kathryn Vannatta
BACKGROUND: Disease-related stressors for survivors of congenital heart disease (CHD) have been qualitatively described but not quantified nor examined in relationship to important patient-reported outcomes (PROs). OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study are to (1) identify the types and degree of disease-related stress experienced by CHD survivors based on age, functional status, and sex, (2) examine differences in stress and PROs by age, functional status, and sex, and (3) determine the unique contribution of perceived stress to variability in PROs...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27645708/psychosocial-health-and-quality-of-life-among-children-with-cardiac-diagnoses-agreement-and-discrepancies-between-parent-and-child-reports
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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...
September 20, 2016: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27555533/allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-thirty-four-pediatric-cases-of-mucopolysaccharidosis-a-ten-year-report-from-the-china-children-transplant-group
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Jianmin Wang, Zuo Luan, Hua Jiang, Jianpei Fang, Maoquan Qin, Vincent Lee, Jing Chen
We investigated the efficacy of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (alloHSCT) in pediatric patients with mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS). A retrospective analysis of transplantation data from 34 cases of MPS from the China Children Transplant Group, treated between December 2004 and September 2015, was conducted. Among the 34 cases, 12 cases were type I, 12 were type II, 4 were type IV, 4 were type VI, and 2 were of an unknown type. The median age at transplantation was 3.75 years (range, 1 to 7 years); the median follow-up time was 14 months (range, 2 to 119 months)...
November 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27524661/music-interventions-for-improving-psychological-and-physical-outcomes-in-cancer-patients
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REVIEW
Joke Bradt, Cheryl Dileo, Lucanne Magill, Aaron Teague
BACKGROUND: Having cancer may result in extensive emotional, physical and social suffering. Music interventions have been used to alleviate symptoms and treatment side effects in cancer patients. OBJECTIVES: To assess and compare the effects of music therapy and music medicine interventions for psychological and physical outcomes in people with cancer. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (2016, Issue 1), MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL, PsycINFO, LILACS, Science Citation Index, CancerLit, CAIRSS, Proquest Digital Dissertations, ClinicalTrials...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27454332/automated-non-eeg-based-seizure-detection-do-users-have-a-say
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Anouk Van de Vel, Katrien Smets, Kristien Wouters, Berten Ceulemans
PURPOSE: Quality of life of patients with epilepsy depends largely upon unpredictability of seizure occurrence and would improve by predicting seizures or at least by detecting seizures (after their clinical onset) and react timely. Detection systems are available and researched, but little is known about the actual need and user preferences. The first indicates the market potential; the second allows us to incorporate user requirements into the engineering process. METHODS: We questioned 20 pediatric and young adult patients, 114 caregivers, and 21 involved medical doctors and described, analyzed, and compared their experiences with systems for seizure detection, their opinions on usefulness and purpose of seizure detection, and their requirements for such a device...
September 2016: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27451455/impact-of-surgical-complexity-on-health-related-quality-of-life-in-congenital-heart-disease-surgical-survivors
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Amy M O'Connor, Jo Wray, Ryan S Tomlinson, Amy Cassedy, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Kathy J Jenkins, Kate L Brown, Rodney C G Franklin, Lynn Mahony, Kathleen Mussatto, Jane W Newburger, Gil Wernovsky, Richard F Ittenbach, Dennis Drotar, Bradley S Marino
BACKGROUND: Surgical complexity and related morbidities may affect long-term patient quality of life (QOL). Aristotle Basic Complexity (ABC) score and Risk Adjustment in Congenital Heart Surgery (RACHS-1) category stratify the complexity of pediatric cardiac operations. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between surgical complexity and QOL and to investigate other demographic and clinical variables that might explain variation in QOL in pediatric cardiac surgical survivors...
July 22, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27429539/progression-of-chronic-kidney-disease-after-acute-kidney-injury
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Prasad Devarajan, John Lynn Jefferies
The incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in children and adults is increasing. Cardiologists have become indispensable members of the care provider team for children with CKD. This is partly due to the high incidence of CKD in children and adults with congenital heart disease, with current estimates of 30-50%. In addition, the high incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) due to cardiac dysfunction or following pediatric cardiac surgery that may progress to CKD is also well documented. It is now apparent that AKI and CKD are uniquely intertwined as interconnected syndromes...
June 2016: Progress in Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27365113/development-and-persistence-of-depressive-symptoms-in-adolescents-with-chd
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Koen Luyckx, Jessica Rassart, Eva Goossens, Silke Apers, Leen Oris, Philip Moons
Patients with CHD are vulnerable to psychiatric disorders. The present study compared baseline depressive symptoms between adolescents with CHD and community adolescents, and also assessed the development and persistence of depressive symptoms in patients. We examined the implications of persistent depressive symptoms towards quality of life and patient-reported health. In total, 296 adolescents with CHD participated in a four-wave longitudinal study, with 9-month intervals, and completed measures of depressive symptoms - Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) - at time points one to four and of quality of life - linear analogue scale (LAS) - and patient-reported health - LAS and Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory - at T (time) 4...
August 2016: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27320439/anxiety-scores-in-caregivers-of-children-with-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome
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Elizabeth C Caris, Nicole Dempster, Gil Wernovsky, Catherine Butz, Trent Neely, Robin Allen, Jamie Stewart, Holly Miller-Tate, Rachel Fonseca, Karen Texter, Lisa Nicholson, Clifford L Cua
OBJECTIVES: Caring for children with congenital heart disease places significant stress on caregivers. Minimal data exist evaluating stress levels in caregivers of children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). The goal of this study was to obtain baseline stress scores for caregivers of children with HLHS and determine if associations exist between scores and specific caregiver factors. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study using a web-based survey targeted towards caregivers of children with HLHS was performed...
December 2016: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27316915/french-intensive-care-society-international-congress-r%C3%A3-animation-2016
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June 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27281441/kawasaki-disease-an-autopsy-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Hyemi Katherine Chang, John Fernandes, Vidhya Nair
INTRODUCTION: Kawasaki disease (KD) is a major cause of acquired heart disease in children, and there is limited information on postmortem findings in the pediatric population in Canada. CASES: For a 15-year time span (January 2000-March 2015), we had 2 cases of KD presented to the Department of Forensic Pathology at Hamilton General Hospital. DISCUSSION: There were common cardiac findings including presence of giant coronary artery aneurysms and microscopic changes occurring within the coronary arteries and the myocardium...
September 2016: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27268786/the-impact-of-echocardiographic-screening-for-rheumatic-heart-disease-on-patient-quality-of-life
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Tyler Bradley-Hewitt, Andrea Dantin, Michelle Ploutz, Twalib Aliku, Peter Lwabi, Craig Sable, Andrea Beaton
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) on child-reported health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in the context of a Ugandan school-based echocardiographic screening program. Echocardiography-based screening has emerged as a tool for the early detection of RHD, but little is known about its impact on those screened. STUDY DESIGN: Participants included 358 children from Gulu and 28 children from Kampala Uganda. The Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory Version 4...
August 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27262362/survival-status-and-functional-outcome-of-children-who-required-prolonged-intensive-care-after-cardiac-surgery
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Siva P Namachivayam, Yves d'Udekem, Johnny Millar, Michael M Cheung, Warwick Butt
BACKGROUND: Children who require prolonged intensive care after cardiac surgery are at risk of high mortality. The long-term survival and functional outcome of these children have not been studied in detail. METHODS: Children who stayed in intensive care for >28 days after cardiac surgery from 1997 to 2012 were studied in a single institution. A total of 116 patients were identified; 107 (92%) were <1 year of age and 63 (54%) had univentricular physiology...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27245633/regenerative-medicine-strategies-for-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome
#20
Josue Chery, Joshua Wong, Shan Huang, Shuyun Wang, Ming-Sing Si
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), the most severe and common form of single ventricle congenital heart lesions, is characterized by hypoplasia of the mitral valve, left ventricle (LV), and all LV outflow structures. While advances in surgical technique and medical management have allowed survival into adulthood, HLHS patients have severe morbidities, decreased quality of life, and a shortened lifespan. The single right ventricle (RV) is especially prone to early failure because of its vulnerability to chronic pressure overload, a mode of failure distinct from ischemic cardiomyopathy encountered in acquired heart disease...
December 2016: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
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