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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319472/infective-endocarditis-in-children-an-update
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Garth Dixon, Georgi Christov
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Infective endocarditis in children remains a clinical challenge. Here, we review the impact of the updated 2015 American Heart Association and European Society of Cardiology guidelines on management as well as the significance of the new predisposing factors, diagnostic and treatment options, and the impact of the 2007-2008 change in prophylaxis recommendations. RECENT FINDINGS: The new 2015 infective endocarditis guidelines introduced the endocarditis team, added the new imaging modalities of computer tomography and PET-computer tomography into the diagnostic criteria and endorsed the concept of safety of relatively early surgical treatment...
March 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318514/incorporating-comorbidity-within-risk-adjustment-for-uk-pediatric-cardiac-surgery
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Katherine L Brown, Libby Rogers, David J Barron, Victor Tsang, David Anderson, Shane Tibby, Thomas Witter, John Stickley, Sonya Crowe, Kate English, Rodney C Franklin, Christina Pagel
BACKGROUND: When considering early survival rates after pediatric cardiac surgery it is essential to adjust for risk linked to case complexity. An important but previously less well understood component of case mix complexity is comorbidity. METHODS: The National Congenital Heart Disease Audit data representing all pediatric cardiac surgery procedures undertaken in the United Kingdom and Ireland between 2009 and 2014 was used to develop and test groupings for comorbidity and additional non-procedure-based risk factors within a risk adjustment model for 30-day mortality...
March 15, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318513/improving-risk-adjustment-for-mortality-after-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-the-uk-prais2-model
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Libby Rogers, Katherine L Brown, Rodney C Franklin, Gareth Ambler, David Anderson, David J Barron, Sonya Crowe, Kate English, John Stickley, Shane Tibby, Victor Tsang, Martin Utley, Thomas Witter, Christina Pagel
BACKGROUND: Partial Risk Adjustment in Surgery (PRAiS), a risk model for 30-day mortality after children's heart surgery, has been used by the UK National Congenital Heart Disease Audit to report expected risk-adjusted survival since 2013. This study aimed to improve the model by incorporating additional comorbidity and diagnostic information. METHODS: The model development dataset was all procedures performed between 2009 and 2014 in all UK and Ireland congenital cardiac centers...
March 15, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300357/pilot-randomized-controlled-trial-on-early-and-late-remote-ischemic-preconditioning-prior-to-complex-cardiac-surgery-in-young-infants
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Gonzalo Garcia Guerra, Ari R Joffe, Rob Seal, Ernest Phillipos, Maggie Wong, Elham Khodayari Moez, Irina A Dinu, Jonathan P Duff, David Ross, Ivan Rebeyka, Charlene M T Robertson
BACKGROUND: Remote ischemic preconditioning involves providing a brief ischemia-reperfusion event to a tissue to create subsequent protection from a more severe ischemia-reperfusion event to a different tissue/organ. The few pediatric remote ischemic preconditioning studies in the literature show conflicting results. AIM: We conducted a pilot randomized controlled trial to determine the feasibility of conducting a larger trial and to gather provisional data on the effect of early and late remote ischemic preconditioning on outcomes of infants after surgery for congenital heart disease...
April 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298782/comparison-of-oral-clonidine-oral-dexmedetomidine-and-oral-midazolam-for-premedication-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-elective-surgery
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Sarika Kumari, Nidhi Agrawal, G Usha, Vandana Talwar, Poonam Gupta
BACKGROUND: Midazolam has been commonly used orally for premedication in children. A search for a better alternative continues to overcome its side effects. Recently alpha-2 agonists, clonidine, and dexmedetomidine have been used for premedication in children. AIM: To study and compare the efficacy of oral clonidine, oral dexmedetomidine, and oral midazolam for premedication in pediatric surgical patients. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This prospective, randomized, double blind study was conducted in a tertiary care hospital...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298664/the-impact-of-roller-pump-vs-centrifugal-pump-on-homologous-blood-transfusion-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery
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Bharat Datt, Moui B Nguyen, Gary Plancher, Mark Ruzmetov, Michael O'Brien, Alicia Kube, Hamish M Munro, Kamal K Pourmoghadam, William M DeCampli
Centrifugal pumps are considered to be less destructive to blood elements (1) when compared to roller pumps. However, their large prime volumes render them unsuitable as arterial pumps in heart lung machine (HLM) circuitry for children. In November of 2014, the circuit at Arnold Palmer Hospital, a Biomedicus BP-50 with kinetic assist venous drainage (KAVD) and 1/4″ tubing was converted to a roller pump in the arterial position with gravity drainage. Vacuum-assisted venous drainage (VAVD) was mounted on the HLM as a backup, but not used...
March 2017: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296663/acute-decompensation-in-pediatric-cardiac-patients-outcomes-after-rapid-response-events
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Aarti C Bavare, Kimia S Rafie, Patricia X Bastero, Joseph L Hagan, Paul A Checchia
OBJECTIVE: We studied rapid response events after acute clinical instability outside ICU settings in pediatric cardiac patients. Our objective was to describe the characteristics and outcomes after rapid response events in this high-risk cohort and elucidate the cardiac conditions and risk factors associated with worse outcomes. DESIGN: A retrospective single-center study was carried out over a 3-year period from July 2011 to June 2014. SETTING: Referral high-volume pediatric cardiac center located within a tertiary academic pediatric hospital...
March 14, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296198/mechanical-and-microstructural-analysis-of-a-radially-expandable-vascular-conduit-for-neonatal-and-pediatric-cardiovascular-surgery
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Abigail E Loneker, Samuel K Luketich, Doug Bernstein, Arush Kalra, Alan W Nugent, Antonio D'Amore, Denver M Faulk
In pediatric cardiovascular surgery, there is a significant need for vascular prostheses that have the potential to grow with the patient following implantation. Current clinical options consist of nonexpanding conduits, requiring repeat surgeries as the patient outgrows the device. To address this issue, PECA Labs has developed a novel ePTFE vascular conduit with the capability of being radially expanded via balloon catheterization. In the described study, a systematic characterization and comparison of two proprietary ePTFE expandable conduits was conducted...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274558/morbidity-and-mortality-prediction-in-pediatric-heart-surgery-physiological-profiles-and-surgical-complexity
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John T Berger, Richard Holubkov, Ron Reeder, David L Wessel, Kathleen Meert, Robert A Berg, Michael J Bell, Robert Tamburro, J Michael Dean, Murray M Pollack
OBJECTIVES: Outcome prediction for pediatric heart surgery has focused on mortality but mortality has been significantly reduced over the past 2 decades. Clinical care practices now emphasize reducing morbidity. Physiology-based profiles assessed by the Pediatric Risk of Mortality (PRISM) score are associated with new significant functional morbidity detected at hospital discharge. Our aims were to assess the relationship between new functional morbidity and surgical risk categories (Risk Adjustment for Congenital Heart Surgery [RACHS] and Society for Thoracic Surgery Congenital Heart Surgery Database Mortality Risk [STAT]), measure the performance of 3-level (intact survival, survival with new functional morbidity, or death) and 2-level (survival or death) PRISM prediction algorithms, and assess whether including RACHS or STAT complexity categories improves the PRISM predictive performance...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265211/modified-cone-reconstruction-of-the-tricuspid-valve-for-ebstein-anomaly-as-performed-in-siberia
#10
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259596/berlin-heart-excor-use-in-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
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David L S Morales, Farhan Zafar, Christopher S Almond, Charles Canter, Francis Fynn-Thompson, Jennifer Conway, Iki Adachi, Angela Lorts
BACKGROUND: Management of mechanical circulatory support in children with congenital heart disease (CHD) is challenging due to physiologic variations and anatomic limitations to device placement. In this study we examine the use of Berlin Heart EXCOR in CHD patients. METHODS: CHD patients were identified from the EXCOR Pediatric Study data set (2007 to 2010). Mortality and serious adverse events were compared between CHD and non-CHD cohorts, and predictors of poor outcomes in the CHD cohort were identified...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259455/variation-in-extubation-failure-rates-after-neonatal-congenital-heart-surgery-across-pediatric-cardiac-critical-care-consortium-hospitals
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Brian D Benneyworth, Christopher W Mastropietro, Eric M Graham, Darren Klugman, John M Costello, Wenying Zhang, Michael Gaies
OBJECTIVE: In a multicenter cohort of neonates recovering from cardiac surgery, we sought to describe the epidemiology of extubation failure and its variability across centers, identify risk factors, and determine its impact on outcomes. METHODS: We analyzed prospectively collected clinical registry data on all neonates undergoing cardiac surgery in the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium database from October 2013 to July 2015. Extubation failure was defined as reintubation less than 72 hours after the first planned extubation...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259368/practices-and-attitudes-of-canadian-cardiologists-caring-for-patients-with-trisomy-18
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Aisling A Young, Christy Simpson, Andrew E Warren
Trisomy 18 (T18) is a genetic disorder with cardiac lesions in up to 90% of patients. Cardiac surgery is not frequently offered because of the overall poor prognosis, although this has recently been challenged. Our study aimed to explore the practices and attitudes of Canadian pediatric cardiologists managing T18 patients. We administered a survey to pediatric cardiologists attending the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, Canadian Pediatric Cardiology Association Business Meeting. There were 30 respondents. Most (67%) supported comfort care for affected patients with a heart lesion...
November 17, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251324/middle-cerebral-artery-aneurysm-rupture-in-a-neonate-with-interrupted-aortic-arch-case-report
#14
Joaquin Hidalgo, James Charles Dickerson, Brandon Burnsed, Ali Luqman, James Mason Shiflett
INTRODUCTION: Arterial cerebral aneurysms in the neonatal population are rare, and while the association of interrupted aortic arch and intracranial aneurysm has been reported in the adult and pediatric population (three cases each), to date, it has not been reported in the neonate. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 26-day-old girl who presented with a generalized seizure 2 weeks after undergoing congenital heart surgery. Head CT revealed diffuse SAH with a 1...
March 1, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249863/maternal-stress-and-anxiety-in-the-pediatric-cardiac-intensive-care-unit
#15
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/28249845/efficacy-of-prophylactic-dexmedetomidine-in-preventing-postoperative-junctional-ectopic-tachycardia-after-pediatric-cardiac-surgery
#16
Doaa Mohamed El Amrousy, Nagat S Elshmaa, Mohamed El-Kashlan, Samir Hassan, Mohamed Elsanosy, Nahed Hablas, Shimaa Elrifaey, Wael El-Feky
BACKGROUND: Postoperative junctional ectopic tachycardia is one of the most serious arrhythmias that occur after pediatric cardiac surgery, difficult to treat and better to be prevented. Our aim was to assess the efficacy of prophylactic dexmedetomidine in preventing junctional ectopic tachycardia after pediatric cardiac surgery. METHODS AND RESULTS: A prospective controlled study was carried out on 90 children who underwent elective cardiac surgery for congenital heart diseases...
March 1, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243582/medically-related-post-traumatic-stress-in-children-and-adolescents-with-congenital-heart-defects
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REVIEW
Maya G Meentken, Ingrid M van Beynum, Jeroen S Legerstee, Willem A Helbing, Elisabeth M W J Utens
Children and adolescents with a congenital heart defect (ConHD) frequently undergo painful or frightening medical procedures and hospitalizations. They often need multiple invasive procedures at a very young age and require regular checkups during their entire life. From other pediatric populations, it is known that these kinds of experiences can result in acute stress reactions and even in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the long-term. PTSD and also subthreshold PTSD can lead to serious (psychosocial) impairment...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241247/peritoneal-dialysis-vs-furosemide-for-prevention-of-fluid-overload-in-infants-after-cardiac-surgery-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#18
David M Kwiatkowski, Stuart L Goldstein, David S Cooper, David P Nelson, David L S Morales, Catherine D Krawczeski
Importance: Fluid overload after congenital heart surgery is frequent and a major cause of morbidity and mortality among infants. Many programs have adopted the use of peritoneal dialysis (PD) for fluid management; however, its benefits compared with those of traditional diuretic administration are unknown. Objective: To determine whether infants randomized to PD vs furosemide for the treatment of oliguria have a higher incidence of negative fluid balance on postoperative day 1, as well as avoidance of 10% fluid overload; shorter duration of mechanical ventilation, intensive care unit stay, and inotrope use; and fewer electrolyte abnormalities...
February 20, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235529/dexmedetomidine-decreases-the-required-amount-of-bupivacaine-for-ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-in-pediatrics-patients-a-randomized-study
#19
Rehab Abdel Raof, Shahira Ahmed El Metainy, Doaa Abou Alia, Moataza Abdel Wahab
BACKGROUND: The effect of dexmedetomidine on the potency of bupivacaine for transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block in pediatric patients has not been investigated. STUDY OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of dexmedetomidine to decrease the concentration of bupivacaine needed for analgesia for ultrasound-guided TAP block in a pediatric patient undergoing hernia repair or hydrocelectomy. DESIGN: This is a randomized, double-blind, up-down, dose-finding study...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219544/the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-congenital-heart-surgery-database-2017-update-on-outcomes-and-quality
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Jeffrey P Jacobs, John E Mayer, Constantine Mavroudis, Sean M O'Brien, Erle H Austin, Sara K Pasquali, Kevin D Hill, David M Overman, James D St Louis, Tara Karamlou, Christian Pizarro, Jennifer C Hirsch-Romano, Donna McDonald, Jane M Han, Susan Becker, Christo I Tchervenkov, Francois Lacour-Gayet, Carl L Backer, Charles D Fraser, James S Tweddell, Martin J Elliott, Hal Walters, Richard A Jonas, Richard L Prager, David M Shahian, Marshall L Jacobs
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database is the largest congenital and pediatric cardiac surgical clinical data registry in the world. It is the platform for all activities of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons related to the analysis of outcomes and the improvement of quality in this subspecialty. This report summarizes current aggregate national outcomes in congenital and pediatric cardiac surgery and reviews related activities in the areas of quality measurement, performance improvement, and transparency...
March 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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