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Juliana Velasco, David A Montero, Miguel Guzmán
INTRODUCTION: Hypotonic-Hyporesponsive Episode (HHE) is an adverse event after vaccination, mainly associated with whole-cell pertussis vaccines. It is characterized by a sudden onset of muscle flaccidity, reduced response to stimuli and pallor or cyanosis. Although the HHE is infrequent, it is considered a severe adverse event. OBJECTIVE: To report a case of HHE following the administration of the whole-cell pertussis combination vaccine (DTwP-HB-Hib), which is included in National Im munization Program (PNI) of Chile, and to contributing to the knowledge of this adverse event in the country...
December 2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
Saurabh Rajpal, Laith Alshawabkeh, Nureddin Almaddah, Caroline M Joyce, Keri Shafer, Michelle Gurvitz, Sushrut S Waikar, Finnian R Mc Causland, Michael J Landzberg, Alexander R Opotowsky
Importance: Albuminuria is associated with adverse outcomes in diverse groups of patients, but the importance of albuminuria in the emerging population of increasingly complex adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) remains unknown. Objective: To assess the prevalence, risk factors, and prognostic implications of albuminuria in ACHD. Design, Setting, and Participants: This prospective study assessed a cohort of ambulatory patients aged 18 years and older who were examined at an ACHD referral center and enrolled in the Boston ACHD Biobank between May 17, 2012, to August 5, 2016...
March 14, 2018: JAMA Cardiology
M N Arslan, Ç Kertmen, I Esen Melez, D O Melez
Traumatic asphyxia is a rare clinical syndrome usually caused by sudden and severe thoracic and/or thoracoabdominal compression. It presents with craniofacial cyanosis, petechiae, and subconjunctival haemorrhages. The present study employed a postmortem retrospective methodology to analyse autopsy findings and accompanying injuries in cases of death due to traumatic asphyxia. Four years of case files from a morgue department at a forensic medicine institute were searched and 53 cases of lethal traumatic asphyxia were found...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Rocío Martínez, Carlos Torrente
A 3-month-old intact male Prague ratter was presented to the emergency service for evaluation of progressive lethargy, weakness, coughing and labour breathing after an episode of resistance to oral deworming. The patient exhibited depression, increased respiratory effort and cyanosis at initial presentation. Results of first diagnostic work-up (complete blood cell count, biochemistry panel and thoracic x-rays) were all consistent with aspiration pneumonia. The puppy was initially treated with balanced isotonic crystalloids, broad spectrum antibiotics, nebulization with thoracic coupage and was transferred to an infant incubator with a sustained FiO2 of 40-50%...
December 2017: Topics in Companion Animal Medicine
Z M Liu, F Fang, C H Ding, W H Zhang, J Deng, C H Chen, X Wang, J Liu, Z Li, X L Jia, J S Zeng, S Y Qian
Objective: To investigate the clinical and genetic features of congenital myasthenia syndrome with episodic apnea (CMS-EA) caused by gene mutation of choline acetyltransferase (CHAT) Methods: The clinical data of 2 patients with congenital myasthenia syndrome were collected, and both were diagnosed from 2013 to 2015 in Beijing Children's Hospital, Capital Medical University. The clinical features and gene mutation characteristics were analyzed, and the patients were followed-up for therapeutic efficacy. Results: The two patients (case 1 and case 2) had the onset soon after birth and at 3 months after birth respectively...
March 2, 2018: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
Praveen K Gupta, Raja J Selvaraj
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February 27, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
Roosevelt Bryant, David Morales
Transplantation for adult patients with congenital heart disease (ACHD) is a growing clinical endeavor in the transplant community. Understanding the results and defining potential high-risk patient subsets will allow optimization of patient outcomes. This review summarizes the scope of ACHD transplantation, the mechanisms of late ventricular dysfunction, the ACHD population at risk of developing heart failure, the indications and potential contraindications for transplant, surgical considerations, and post-transplant outcomes...
January 2018: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Prabhakar S Kedar, Vinod Gupta, Prashant Warang, Ashish Chiddarwar, Manisha Madkaikar
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the cause of recessive congenital methemoglobinemia (RCM) in Indian families and to identify molecular defect associated with RCM. METHODS: Eight cases of RCM have been addressed to our laboratory in order to investigate the cause of cyanosis associated with genetic disorders. NADH-cytochrome b5 reductase (cytb5r) enzyme activities were measured by standard methods, and molecular analysis was performed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) followed by DNA sequencing...
February 27, 2018: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Kei Tamai, Misao Kageyama, Akihito Takeuchi, Makoto Nakamura, Kenta Hirai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 26, 2018: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
Friedhelm Sayk, Hans-Martin Grusnick, Joachim Weil
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 9, 2018: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
Tao Peng, Zhao Hu, Xiangdong Yang, Yanxia Gao, Chengjun Ma
RATIONALE: Acute kidney injury (AKI) with hyperparathyroidism caused by nitrite was rare, and renal function and parathyroid hormone (PTH) decreased to normal range after therapy. PATIENT CONCERNS: Acute kidney injury was diagnosed in a 40-year-old male with hyperparathyroidism and cyanosis of his hands and both forearms. DIAGNOSES: The patient ate some recently pickled vegetables, and he experienced nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea without oliguria or anuria; Additionally, his hands and both forearms had a typical blue ash appearance...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Giancarlo Suffredini, Natalia Diaz-Rodriguez, Krishnan Chakravarthy, Aarti Mathur, Heather K Hayanga, Steve M Frank, Richard E Ringel, Stephen Freiberg, Viachaslau M Barodka, Jochen Steppan
Survival rates for patients with palliated congenital heart disease are increasing, and an increasing number of adults with cyanotic congenital heart disease (CCHD) might require surgical resection of pheochromocytoma-paraganglioma (PHEO-PGL). A recent study supports the idea that patients with a history of CCHD and current or historical cyanosis might be at increased risk for developing PHEO-PGL. We review the anesthetic management of two adults with single-ventricle physiology following Fontan palliation presenting for PHEO-PGL resection and review prior published case reports...
December 8, 2017: Curēus
Anne-Sophie Bua, Anaïs Combes, Pierre Maitre, Yannick Bongrand
CASE DESCRIPTION A 7-year-old 44-kg (97-lb) neutered male Great Pyrenees was referred for evaluation because of episodic dyspnea with cyanosis of 1 to 2 weeks' duration. Three days prior to evaluation, the clinical signs had worsened, including 1 episode of collapse. CLINICAL FINDINGS Thoracic radiography and CT revealed a well-delineated soft tissue mass, located approximately 1.5 cm cranial to the carina and occupying almost 90% of the tracheal lumen. A CBC and serum biochemical analysis were performed, and all results were within reference limits...
March 1, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Vikas Sinha, Samanth Talagauara Umesh, Sushil G Jha, Swati Dadhich
Bilateral Choanal atresia is a medical emergency. Corrective surgery is the mainstay of the treatment. Hegar's dilator was used in all cases to break the bony/membranous atretic plate. The 22 cases of choanal atresia all operated by the first author were included in this study. Eight cases were 1-5 year old with bilateral choanal atresia and all required immediate surgery as they had repeated attacks of respiratory distress and cycle of cyanosis. Eight cases were of CHARGE Syndrome. All the cases were operated under general anaesthesia...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Devi Manuel, Gopal Ghosh, George Joseph, Anandaroop Lahiri, Paul V George
OBJECTIVE: To study the echocardiographic features of criss-cross heart (CCH), a congenital cardiac anomaly characterized by crossed ventricular inflow streams, in Indian patients. METHODS: In this retrospective observational study, all pediatric echocardiograms performed in a single tertiary care institution in South India over a three-year period were scrutinized for a diagnosis of CCH. Demographic, clinical and echocardiographic data were collected from patients' medical records and echocardiographic database...
January 2018: Indian Heart Journal
Mario Giordano, Giuseppe Santoro, Maria Teresa Palladino, Maria Giovanna Russo
A 5-month-old infant, referred to our institution for percutaneous arterial duct (AD) embolization, showed multiple huge pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) associated with a small AD and several tiny systemic-to-pulmonary collaterals. This anatomic arrangement was a possible cause of lack of cyanosis and disproportionately higher hemodynamic relevance of the ductal shunt. The PAVMs became pathophysiologically evident immediately after the closure of AD and systemic to pulmonary artery collaterals and presented clinically with a life-threatening cyanosis...
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
José Miguel Martínez de Zabarte Fernández, Juan Pablo García Íñiguez, Mercedes Domínguez Cajal
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Methaemoglobinaemia is a typical acute intoxication disorder in children under one year old. It is produced by excess nitrates which induce the haemoglobin's iron oxidation, preventing its adequate binding to oxygen. It is more frequent in infants due to its lower enzymatic activity. PATIENTS: Two cases of 15-month-old infants with methaemoglobinaemia after the intake of vegetables, atypical by the age of the patients and the initial severity in the first case that simulated a septic syndrome...
February 10, 2018: Medicina Clínica
José M Martín, Catalina Torres, Pilar Cordero, Sara Sánchez, Liria Terradez, Dolores Ramón
Bascule syndrome is a recently described benign vasomotor dermatosis characterized by Bier anemic spots, cyanosis, and urticaria-like eruption. We report a case of a 13-year-old girl with cutaneous lesions consistent with Bascule syndrome who had had three exercise-related syncopal episodes. It would be recommended to exclude orthostatic intolerance or postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome when evaluating patients with Bascule syndrome.
February 13, 2018: Pediatric Dermatology
Z Khammar, M Ouazzani, B Bennani, N Oubelkacem, R Berrady
Digital ulcers generally arise in a context of microangiopathy-related focal ischemia. In women, connective tissue diseases are the main etiology, while in men the cause is often diffuse arterial disease, e.g. Leo-Buerger disease, or emboligenic heart disease. A paraneoplastic origin of digital necrosis due to ischemia is rarely reported. A 75-year-old man presented with cyanosis of the fingertips and toes that had begun one month earlier. The physical examination found pulp ulcers on the fingers and toes of both hands and feet...
February 2018: Journal de Médecine Vasculaire
J L Parker-Cote, J Rizer, J P Vakkalanka, S V Rege, C P Holstege
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review was to identify isolated acute cyanide poison cases and to identify reported signs, symptoms, and laboratory findings. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Cochrane Reviews, and Web of Science case reports and series using a number of MeSH descriptors pertaining to cyanide, toxicity, and poisonings. We excluded studies on plants, laboratory analyses, smoke inhalation poisonings, animals as well as non-English language articles and those in which data were not available...
February 8, 2018: Clinical Toxicology
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