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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331555/preoperative-thromboelastographic-profile-of-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease-association-of-hypercoagulability-and-decreased-heparin-response
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Zhe Amy Fang, Rachel Bernier, Sirisha Emani, Sitaram Emani, Gregory Matte, James A DiNardo, David Faraoni, Juan C Ibla
OBJECTIVE: To describe the demographic and thromboelastographic characteristics of patients with congenital heart disease presenting with decreased heparin response before cardiac surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective, observational study. SETTING: Single institution, tertiary, academic, university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study comprised 496 pediatric and adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery for congenital heart disease...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327980/effects-of-endoscopic-thoracic-sympathectomy-on-raynaud-s-disease
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Sami Karapolat, Atila Turkyilmaz, Celal Tekinbas
INTRODUCTION: Raynaud's disease is a disorder that is characterized by attacks of pain, cyanosis, redness, and numbness in the upper extremities caused by vasospasm of digital arteries due to cold or emotional stress. We aimed at demonstrating our experiences with endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) in the treatment of Raynaud's disease. METHODS: From 48 patients who underwent ETS for various reasons at our department between January 2014 and January 2015, we reviewed 9 patients with Raynaud's disease (18...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326820/a-case-of-intra-arterial-thrombolysis-with-alteplase-in-a-patient-with-hypothenar-hammer-syndrome-but-without-underlying-aneurysm
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Harshal Shukla, Vicken Yaghdjian, Issam Koleilat
Hypothenar hammer syndrome is a cause of symptomatic ischemia of the hand secondary to the formation of aneurysm or thrombosis of the ulnar artery in the setting of a complete or incomplete palmar arch. Acute occlusive thrombus or embolus of the hand represents a complex problem that often may require immediate surgical intervention. We report a case of acute unilateral arterial hand ischemia requiring catheter-directed thrombolysis with Alteplase therapy in a patient with acute occlusive arterial thrombosis of the left ulnar artery...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326774/the-burden-of-truncus-arteriosus-in-an-urban-city-in-africa-how-are-we-fairing
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Barakat Adeola Animasahun, Aminat Titilayo Ogunlana, Henry Olusegun Gbelee
Background: The true incidence of truncus arteriosus in underdeveloped countries is difficult to determine. This is due largely to underreporting as a result of nonavailability of technologically advanced facilities to make definitive diagnosis prenatally. There is a lack of data on the profile and outcome of patients with persistent truncus arteriosus (PTA) in Nigeria. This study aims to document the demographic characteristics, mode of presentation, indications for echocardiography, associated anomalies, average age at diagnosis, and outcome of patients with truncus arteriosus in our center...
October 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316539/cyanosis-and-stroke-due-to-functional-cor-triatriatum-dexter-in-a-neonate
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Rachel L León, Nicholas B Zaban, Marcus S Schamberger, Chang Y Ho, Ulrike Mietzsch
Small remnants of the right valve of the sinus venosus are commonly found in adults, but the incidence and risk associated with these embryonic remnants in neonates are not well studied. The following report describes a cyanotic neonate with a large Eustachian valve remnant creating a functional cor triatriatum dexter who was initially diagnosed with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. The cyanosis in this infant improved over the first postnatal week with conservative management, but she suffered multifocal subcortical stroke, likely related to her intracardiac shunt...
January 10, 2018: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301186/clinical-course-of-infants-with-congenital-heart-disease-who-developed-thyroid-dysfunction-within-100-days
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Hye Jin Lee, Hyeoh Won Yu, Gi Beom Kim, Choong Ho Shin, Sei Won Yang, Young Ah Lee
PURPOSE: We investigated the clinical course of infants with congenital heart disease (CHD) who experienced thyroid dysfunction within 100 days of birth. METHODS: We performed retrospective medical reviews of 54 CHD patients (24 male patients) who underwent a thyroid function test (TFT) between January 2007 and July 2016. Data were collected on birth history, diagnosis of CHD, underlying chromosomal or genetic abnormalities, medication history, surgery, ventilator care, and exposure to iodine contrast media (ICM)...
December 2017: Annals of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296069/tuberous-sclerosis-presenting-as-neonatal-cyanosis-because-of-rhabdomyoma-causing-tricuspid-valve-obstruction-needing-a-blalock-taussig-shunt
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Monther Obeidat, Yazan Qawasmeh, Hani Tarawneh, Ibrahim Sawalhah, Ala'a Tawalbeh
We report a newborn female baby who presented at 6 hours of age with cyanosis without any signs of respiratory distress. Cardiovascular and systemic examination was unremarkable apart from cyanosis (saturation 75%). An echocardiogram showed multiple echogenic and homogeneous masses in the interventricular septum, one of which was big and protruding through the tricuspid valve causing right ventricular inflow obstruction. There was a small atrial septal defect (ASD) shunting right to left and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) shunting left to right...
January 2018: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286939/clinical-profile-and-pattern-of-congenital-heart-disease-in-infants-of-diabetic-mother-and-infants-of-non-diabetic-mother-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Suraiya Begum, Sanjoy Kumar Dey
OBJECTIVES: To assess the clinical manifestations and pattern of congenital heart diseases (CHD) in infants of diabetic mothers (IDMs) and infants of non-diabetic mothers. METHODS: A prospective cross sectional study was carried out at tertiary care center over a period of thirty months. All neonates were included in this study if CHD were identified by echocardiography within this study period. Chi-square test and Fisher's exact test were used to compare between groups...
2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280293/subclinical-hypothyroidism-a-common-finding-in-adult-patients-with-cyanotic-congenital-heart-disease
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Peter Bak, Cristel S Hjortshøj, Peter Gaede, Lars Idorn, Lars Søndergaard, Annette S Jensen
OBJECTIVE: Cyanotic congenital heart disease is a systemic disease, with effects on multiple organ systems. A high prevalence of subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) has been reported in a small cohort of cyanotic congenital heart disease patients. Subclinical hypothyroidism has been associated with various adverse cardiovascular effects, as well as an increased risk of progression to overt hypothyroidism. The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of SCH in cyanotic congenital heart disease patients, consider possible etiologies, and evaluate thyroid function over time...
December 27, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277952/a-tale-of-two-cases-of-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformation-how-they-fared-after-cardiac-transplantation
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Bethany L Wisotzkey, Dari L Magyar, Thomas K Jones, Robert J Boucek, Lester C Permut, Mariska S Kemna, Yuk M Law
BACKGROUND: In single ventricle patients, aorticopulmonary collaterals (APCs) and pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) following superior cavopulmonary shunt (CPS) can complicate orthotopic heart transplant (OHT) by cyanosis and hemoptysis. Though PAVMs can regress with restoration of hepatic venous flow to the pulmonary circulation, the effects of hypoxemia on the "unconditioned" allograft are not known. CASES: Two patients with significant PAVMs after CPS were cyanotic following OHT...
December 26, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259515/intravascular-ultrasound-guided-cardiac-intervention-in-a-fontan-patient-with-allergy-to-contrast-media
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Jun Muneuchi, Seigo Okada, Yusaku Nagatomo, Chiaki Iida, Ryouhei Matsuoka, Masamitsu Shirozu, Mamie Watanabe
Allergy to contrast media is hazardous in patients who need multiple cardiac catheterizations. We describe the case of a 16-year-old boy who presented with fatigue and cyanosis. He had undergone a Fontan operation 14 years previously, after which he developed an allergy to iodinated contrast media. Contrast echocardiograms by manual injection of microbubbles suggested the presence of a venovenous collateral vessel from the brachiocephalic vein draining into the pulmonary vein. We used intravascular ultrasound as the sole imaging method to identify the target vessel and to guide deployment of an Amplatzer Vascular Plug II...
October 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258784/methemoglobinemia-in-a-case-of-paint-thinner-intoxication-treated-successfully-with-vitamin-c
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Deba Prasad Dhibar, Kamal Kant Sahu, Sanjay Jain, Savita Kumari, Subhash Chander Varma
BACKGROUND: Methemoglobin (MetHb) is an oxidized form of hemoglobin. It is a poor transporter of oxygen and is unable to deliver oxygen to the tissue. Globally, drug & toxin induced methemoglobinemia is more common as compared with the congenital form. Methemoglobinemia caused by paint thinner intoxication is rare. Methylene blue is well established as the first-line therapy for severe methemoglobinemia. CASE REPORT: A 25-year old man was brought to the Emergency Department after accidental consumption of paint thinner...
December 16, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258627/transcatheter-therapy-of-anomalous-systemic-venous-drainage
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Shahnawaz M Amdani, Thomas J Forbes, Daisuke Kobayashi
Anomalous drainage of the right superior caval vein into the left atrium is a rare congenital anomaly that causes cyanosis and occult infection owing to right-to-left shunting. Transcatheter management of this anomaly is unique and rarely reported. We report a 32-year-old man with a history of brain abscess, who was diagnosed with an anomalous right superior caval vein draining to the left atrium; right upper pulmonary vein and right middle pulmonary vein draining into the inferior portion of the right superior caval vein; and a left superior caval vein draining into the right atrium through the coronary sinus without a bridging vein...
December 20, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237099/calcium-channel-blockers-for-primary-and-secondary-raynaud-s-phenomenon
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Fadumo Rirash, Paul C Tingey, Sarah E Harding, Lara J Maxwell, Elizabeth Tanjong Ghogomu, George A Wells, Peter Tugwell, Janet Pope
BACKGROUND: Raynaud's phenomenon is a vasospastic disease characterized by digital pallor, cyanosis, and extremity pain. Primary Raynaud's phenomenon is not associated with underlying disease, but secondary Raynaud's phenomenon is associated with connective tissue disorders such as systemic sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and mixed connective tissue disease. Calcium channel blockers promote vasodilation and are commonly used when drug treatment for Raynaud's phenomenon is required...
December 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224940/results-of-nonoperative-management-of-acute-limb-ischemia-in-infants
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S Keisin Wang, Gary W Lemmon, Natalie A Drucker, Raghu L Motaganahalli, Michael C Dalsing, Ashley R Gutwein, Brian W Gray, Michael P Murphy
OBJECTIVE: Acute limb ischemia (ALI) in infants poses a challenge to the clinician secondary to poor operative outcomes, limb loss risk, and lifelong morbidity. This retrospective study reviewed a 10-year institutional experience with the nonoperative management of ALI in infants. METHODS: Infants (aged ≤12 months) diagnosed with ALI by duplex ultrasound and treated with initial nonoperative management at a tertiary care children's hospital were identified through vascular laboratory arterial duplex ultrasound records and International Classification of Diseases and Current Procedural Terminology codes associated with ALI...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224749/supraglottoplasty-for-laryngomalacia-the-experience-from-concepcion-chile
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Sahba Sedaghat, Felipe Fredes, Mario Tapia
OBJECTIVE: To review the clinical manifestations and outcomes of supraglottoplasty in patients with moderate to severe laryngomalacia at Guillermo Grant Benavente Hospital between January 2015 and January 2017. METHODS: Retrospective study of patients with laryngomalacia who underwent CO2 laser supraglottoplasty at a tertiary referral center. A review of medical records of these patients was performed. Epidemiological data along with symptoms, comorbidities, morphological type of laryngomalacia, synchronous airway lesions, surgery outcomes and satisfaction of parents after the procedure were recorded...
December 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223471/-clinical-epidemiological-study-of-bordetella-pertussis-infection-in-the-gran-canaria-island-in-the-period-2008-2016
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Laura Iglesias, Antonio Casabella Pernas, Melisa Hernández Febles, Elena Colino Gil, Alicia Eisman Maraver, María José Pena López
OBJECTIVE: Describe the epidemiological and clinical pattern of Bordetella pertussis infection (whooping cough) among hospitalised infants less than one year-old in a paediatric hospital in Gran Canaria. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of the patient hospital records was performed, and recording only those with a microbiological diagnosis of pertussis infection detected using polymerase chain reaction, from January 2008 to December 2016. RESULTS: A total of 110 patients were identified, of which 105 (95...
December 6, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216938/-a-model-based-on-random-forests-in-prediction-of-28-day-prognosis-in-patients-with-severe-sepsis-septic-shock
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Yang Wang, Shangzhong Chen, Caibao Hu, Changqin Chen, Jing Yan, Guolong Cai
OBJECTIVE: To establish a severe sepsis/septic shock prognosis prediction model based on randomize forest law (RF model), and to evaluate the prognostic value of this model for patients with severe sepsis/septic shock. METHODS: 497 patients with severe sepsis/septic shock admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Zhejiang Hospital from September 2013 to May 2017 were enrolled. The basic data, vital signs and symptoms, biochemical indexes and blood routine indexes on the 1st, 3rd, 5th day and prognosis were collected...
December 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201962/characteristics-of-methadone-intoxicated-children-presenting-to-emergency-department-a-cross-sectional-study
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Parvin Kashani, Saeed Safari, Hamidreza Hatamabadi, Ali Arhami Dolatabadi, Mohammad Manouchehrifar, Maryam Dokht Tabrizi
Introduction: Each year a large number of patients present to emergency departments (EDs) following accidental or intentional poisoning with methadone. This study was designed with the aim of demographic evaluation of methadone poisoning in children presenting to ED and proposing preventive measures to parents and the healthcare system. Methods: This cross sectional study was carried out on children under the age of 12 years presenting to ED of a poisoning referral center...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201477/a-case-of-advanced-glaucoma-with-increased-episcleral-venous-pressure-in-a-17-year-old-with-eisenmenger-syndrome
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Leanne Grech, Adrian Mifsud, Maryanne Caruana, Francis Carbonaro
Eisenmenger syndrome refers to reversal of shunt and central cyanosis due to pulmonary hypertension induced by congenital heart disease with a large systemic-to-pulmonary shunt. We report a case of a 17-year-old man with Eisenmenger syndrome who presented with gradual deterioration in visual acuity and was diagnosed with advanced secondary open angle glaucoma. There have been reports of patients suffering from thrombosis due to hyperviscosity associated with this syndrome; however, to our knowledge, the association of secondary open angle glaucoma with Eisenmenger syndrome has not yet been documented...
2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
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