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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419083/pneumococcal-vaccination-and-efficacy-in-patients-with-heterotaxy-syndrome
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Pei-Lan Shao, Mei-Hwan Wu, Jou-Kou Wang, Hui-Wen Hsu, Li-Min Huang, Shuenn-Nan Chiu
BACKGROUND: Pneumococcal vaccines, including pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV) and pneumococcal conjugated vaccine (PCV), are important in preventing invasive pneumococcal disease. We analyzed the pneumococcal vaccination rate, efficacy and durability in patients with heterotaxy. METHODS: All patients with heterotaxy and CCHD who were followed at our institution between 2010 and 2015 were included. Pneumococcal vaccine status and geometric mean concentration (GMC) of serotypes 6B, 14, 19F, and 23F were analyzed...
April 18, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388241/chagas-disease-immunogenetics-elusive-markers-of-disease-progression
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Yelenca Ortega Zamora, Leidy Johana Escamilla Rojas, Elvis Mayron Villa Sandoval, Joan Steven Vela Porras, Edgar Yarleison Cossio Contrera, Sergio Sebastian Cubides Romero, Pedro David Carreño Ramirez, Hermes Urriago Losada, Carolina De Los Rios, Daniela Alejandra Gomez Mahecha, Karen Daniela Lovera Serrano, Juan Carlos Barreto Montaña, Viviana Lorena Narvaez Caicedo, Fredy Rs Gutierrez
Chagas disease (CD) is caused by a parasitic infection. The disease usually occurs after decades of the primary infection and can involve the myocardium or the digestive system. Of note, around 30% of T. cruzi infected patients develop CD while the other 70% may remain asymptomatic for their entire life. CD is usually observed as familial clustered phenomena. Moreover, individuals with chronic Chagas heart disease (CCHD) usually present a strong, deregulated immune response, which strongly suggests an immunogenetic effect...
April 7, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323386/the-association-of-maternal-lymphatic-markers-and-critical-congenital-heart-defects-in-the-fetus-a-population-based-case-control-study
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Martina A Steurer, Mary E Norton, Rebecca J Baer, Gary M Shaw, Sheila Keating, Anita J Moon-Grady, Christina D Chambers, Laura L Jelliffe-Pawlowski
The objective ot this study was to investigate whether lymphatic markers measured in women during the second trimester are associated with critical congenital heart defects (CCHDs) in offspring. This is a retrospective cohort study of pregnant women who participated in the California Prenatal Screening Program. CCHD data in the offspring was captured by linking birth certificate data with hospital patient discharge records. Second trimester samples were assayed for vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), platelet derived growth factor (PDGF) AA/BB, and PDGF AB...
March 21, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277152/visuospatial-processing-in-adolescents-with-critical-congenital-heart-disease-organization-integration-and-implications-for-academic-achievement
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Jessica L Bean Jaworski, Matthew T White, David R DeMaso, Jane W Newburger, David C Bellinger, Adam R Cassidy
Among the most significant factors affecting quality of life in individuals with critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) are neurodevelopmental challenges, including deficits in visuospatial processing and academic achievement. Few studies have compared outcomes across CCHD subgroups, despite their significant differences in anatomy/physiology and medical/surgical courses. This study compared visuospatial processing abilities using the Developmental Scoring System for the Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure (DSS-ROCF) across groups of adolescents with CCHD (d-transposition of the great arteries [TGA, n = 139], Tetralogy of Fallot [TOF, n = 68], single-ventricle cardiac anatomy requiring the Fontan operation [SVF, n = 145]) and a group of healthy controls (CTR, n = 111), and examined the validity of visuospatial processing in predicting concurrent academic outcomes...
February 16, 2017: Child Neuropsychology: a Journal on Normal and Abnormal Development in Childhood and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264208/texas-pulse-oximetry-project-a-multicenter-educational-and-quality-improvement-project-for-implementation-of-critical-congenital-heart-disease-screening-using-pulse-oximetry
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Charleta Guillory, Alice Gong, Judith Livingston, Liza Creel, Elena Ocampo, Tiffany McKee-Garrett
Objective Critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) is a leading cause of death in infants. Newborn screening (NBS) by pulse oximetry allows early identification of CCHD in asymptomatic newborns. To improve readiness of hospital neonatal birthing facilities for mandatory screening in Texas, an educational and quality improvement (QI) project was piloted to identify an implementation strategy for CCHD NBS in a range of birthing hospitals. Study Design Thirteen Texas hospitals implemented standardized CCHD screening by pulse oximetry...
March 6, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259844/cyanotic-congenital-heart-disease-and-atherosclerosis
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REVIEW
Julie Bjerre Tarp, Annette Schophuus Jensen, Thomas Engstrøm, Niels-Henrik Holstein-Rathlou, Lars Søndergaard
Improved treatment options in paediatric cardiology and congenital heart surgery have resulted in an ageing population of patients with cyanotic congenital heart disease (CCHD). The risk of acquired heart disease such as atherosclerosis increases with age.Previous studies have speculated whether patients with CCHD are protected against atherosclerosis. Results have shown that the coronary arteries of patients with CCHD are free from plaques and stenosis. Decreased carotid intima-media thickness and low total plasma cholesterol may indicate a reduced risk of later development of atherosclerosis...
March 4, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250095/evaluation-of-a-screening-program-to-detect-critical-congenital-heart-defects-in-newborns
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Rachel Klausner, Eugene D Shapiro, Robert W Elder, Eve Colson, Jaspreet Loyal
OBJECTIVES: To report the results of and to identify problems with implementing a screening program to detect critical congenital heart defects (CCHDs) in newborns by using differential pulse oximetry (POx). METHODS: Charts of all live-born infants from 4 Yale-New Haven health system hospitals in Connecticut between January 1 and December 31, 2014, were reviewed. RESULTS: Of 10 589 newborns, 171 (1.6%) underwent an echocardiogram before screening, 10 320 (97...
March 1, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249863/maternal-stress-and-anxiety-in-the-pediatric-cardiac-intensive-care-unit
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Amy Jo Lisanti, Lois Ryan Allen, Lynn Kelly, Barbara Medoff-Cooper
BACKGROUND: Mothers whose infants are born with complex congenital heart disease (CCHD) experience stress during their infant's hospitalization in a pediatric cardiac intensive care unit (PCICU). OBJECTIVES: This study addressed 2 research questions: (1) What are the parental stressors for mothers whose infants with CCHD are in the PCICU? And (2) What are the relationships of trait anxiety and 3 parental stressors to the parental stress response of state anxiety in mothers whose infants with CCHD are in the PCICU? METHODS: This descriptive correlational study included 62 biological mothers of infants admitted to a PCICU within 1 month of birth who had undergone cardiac surgery for CCHD...
March 2017: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212589/a-multicenter-initiative-for-critical-congenital-heart-disease-newborn-screening-in-texas-neonatal-intensive-care-units
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Alice Gong, Charleta Guillory, Liza Creel, Judith Ellen Livingtson, Tiffany M McKee-Garrett, Regine Fortunov
Objective The objective of this study was to implement a strategy for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) newborn screening in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Design A NICU-specific curriculum, screening algorithm, slide presentations, and templates of orders, policies, and procedures were developed into a toolkit for training NICU personnel. Screening was conducted on first and second screen pre- and postductal oxygen saturations (SpO2) on newborns admitted or transferred to the NICU. Results We trained 347 NICU personnel in 13 Texas hospitals, representing rural, suburban, and metropolitan settings...
February 17, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181926/autonomic-nervous-system-function-after-a-skin-to-skin-contact-intervention-in-infants-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Tondi M Harrison, Roger Brown
BACKGROUND: Infants with complex congenital heart disease (CCHD) demonstrate impaired autonomic nervous system (ANS) regulation, which may contribute to commonly observed impairments in feeding, growth, and development. Close mother-infant physical contact improves ANS function in other high-risk infant populations. OBJECTIVE: Our purposes were to examine feasibility of a 2-week daily skin-to-skin contact (SSC) intervention and to describe change in ANS function in response to the intervention...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149925/automated-detection-of-coarctation-of-aorta-in-neonates-from-two-dimensional-echocardiograms
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Franklin Pereira, Alejandra Bueno, Andrea Rodriguez, Douglas Perrin, Gerald Marx, Michael Cardinale, Ivan Salgo, Pedro Del Nido
Coarctation of aorta (CoA) is a critical congenital heart defect (CCHD) that requires accurate and immediate diagnosis and treatment. Current newborn screening methods to detect CoA lack both in sensitivity and specificity, and when suspected in a newborn, it must be confirmed using specialized imaging and expert diagnosis, both of which are usually unavailable at tertiary birthing centers. We explore the feasibility of applying machine learning methods to reliably determine the presence of this difficult-to-diagnose cardiac abnormality from ultrasound image data...
January 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092064/critical-congenital-heart-disease-newborn-screening-implementation-lessons-learned
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Monica R McClain, John S Hokanson, Regina Grazel, Kim Naarden Van Braun, Lorraine F Garg, Michelle R Morris, Kathleen Moline, Keri Urquhart, Amy Nance, Harper Randall, Marci K Sontag
Introduction The purpose of this article is to present the collective experiences of six federally-funded critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) newborn screening implementation projects to assist federal and state policy makers and public health to implement CCHD screening. Methods A qualitative assessment and summary from six demonstration project grantees and other state representatives involved in the implementation of CCHD screening programs are presented in the following areas: legislation, provider and family education, screening algorithms and interpretation, data collection and quality improvement, telemedicine, home and rural births, and neonatal intensive care unit populations...
January 16, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075515/the-limitations-of-pulse-oximetry-for-critical-congenital-heart-disease-screening-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-units
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LETTER
Nithi Fernandes, Satyan Lakshminrusimha
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063770/a-post-operative-feeding-protocol-to-improve-outcomes-for-neonates-with-critical-congenital-heart-disease
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Jennifer Newcombe, Eileen Fry-Bowers
Neonates with critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) are vulnerable to malnutrition during the post-operative period due to hypermetabolism and hypercatabolism. To improve nutritional outcomes during hospitalization, a nurse led post-operative enteral feeding protocol was implemented at a large U.S. children's hospital. During an eight-month implementation period, twenty-one neonates met protocol inclusion criteria. Days for neonates to achieve goal caloric feedings (120kcal/kg/day) were decreased. A one-way repeated measures analysis of variance showed serum albumin levels and serial anthropometric measurements improved significantly throughout hospitalization (p<0...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043739/canadian-cardiovascular-society-canadian-pediatric-cardiology-association-position-statement-on-pulse-oximetry-screening-in-newborns-to-enhance-detection-of-critical-congenital-heart-disease
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Kenny K Wong, Anne Fournier, Deborah S Fruitman, Lisa Graves, Derek G Human, Michael Narvey, Jennifer L Russell
Congenital heart disease is the most common congenital malformation and approximately 3 in 1000 newborns have critical congenital heart disease (CCHD). Timely diagnosis affects morbidity, mortality, and disability, and newborn pulse oximetry screening has been studied to enhance detection of CCHD. In this position statement we present an evaluation of the literature for pulse oximetry screening. Current detection strategies including prenatal ultrasound examination and newborn physical examination are limited by low diagnostic sensitivity...
February 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033078/the-accuracy-of-noninvasive-peripheral-pulse-oximetry-after-palliative-cardiac-surgery-in-patients-with-cyanotic-congenital-heart-disease
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Gemma E Scrimgeour, Michael J Griksaitis, John V Pappachan, Andrew J Baldock
BACKGROUND: Children with cyanotic congenital heart disease (CCHD) live with oxyhemoglobin saturations that are typically expressed as percentages in the range of 70s and 80s. Peripheral pulse oximetry (measurement of SpO2) performs poorly in this range and yet is widely used to inform clinical decisions in these patients. The reference standard is co-oximetry of arterial samples (SaO2). METHODS: In this study, 515 paired measurements of SpO2 and SaO2 were taken from 19 children who had undergone palliative cardiac surgery...
January 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998861/-risk-factors-for-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-following-surgeries-for-pediatric-critical-and-complex-congenital-heart-disease
#17
Shu-Rong Gong, Ying-Rui Zhang, Rong-Guo Yu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the risk factors for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in children receiving surgeries for critical and complex congenital heart disease (CCHD). METHODS: According to the 2011's Berlin definition of ARDS, the clinical data were collected from 75 children without ARDS (group I) and 80 children with ARDS (group II) following surgeries for CCHD performed in the Department of Cardiac Surgery of our hospital from January, 2009 to May, 2014...
December 20, 2016: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878778/elevated-serum-levels-of-ghrelin-and-tnf-%C3%AE-in-patients-with-cyanotic-and-acyanotic-congenital-heart-disease
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Sai Zhang, Gong-Liang Guo, Li-Li Yang, Li-Qun Sun
BACKGROUND: The levels of ghrelin and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) are considered biological markers of congenital heart diseases (CHD). The present meta-analysis was conducted to investigate the clinical significance of serum levels of ghrelin and TNF-α in children with (CHD). METHODS: Chinese and English scientific literature databases were searched to retrieve published studies relevant to ghrelin, TNF-α and CHD. Manual search was additionally employed to identify other relevant studies from cross-references...
November 23, 2016: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831548/a-novel-more-efficient-staged-approach-for-critical-congenital-heart-disease-screening
#19
J Mouledoux, S Guerra, J Ballweg, Y Li, W Walsh
OBJECTIVE: Screening for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) using pulse oximetry has been endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association. The recommended screening requires two saturation readings. We sought to determine the incidence of undetected CCHD in Tennessee for the 2 years following implementation of an algorithm that assigned an immediate pass to a single lower extremity saturation of 97% or higher. STUDY DESIGN: State Genetic Screening records and reports of missed cases from the Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care were used to determine if CCHD cases were missed by the new screening algorithm...
March 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799231/electrophysiology-study-for-complex-supraventricular-tachycardia-in-congenital-heart-disease-patients-with-single-ventricle-physiology
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Shuenn-Nan Chiu, Jou-Kou Wang, Chun-Wei Lu, Kun-Lang Wu, Wei-Chieh Tseng, Mei-Hwan Wu
BACKGROUND: Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is common in complex congenital heart disease (CCHD) patients with single-ventricle physiology and may cause hemodynamic deterioration. We reported the outcomes of catheter ablation for such complex SVT in these single-ventricle CCHD patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients with single-ventricle physiology (defined as CCHD patients) who received electrophysiology studies and catheter ablation between 1995 and 2015 were studied...
October 31, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
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