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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445240/evaluation-of-a-pediatric-early-warning-score-across-different-subspecialty-patients
#1
Nathan P Dean, J B Fenix, Michael Spaeder, Amanda Levin
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the ability of a Pediatric Early Warning Score to predict deterioration in different subspecialty patient populations. DESIGN: Single center, retrospective cohort study. Patients were classified into five groups: 1) cardiac; 2) hematology/oncology/bone marrow transplant; 3) surgical; 4) neurologic; and 5) general medical. The relationship between the Pediatric Early Warning Score and unplanned ICU transfer requiring initiation of specific ICU therapies (intubation, high-flow nasal cannula, noninvasive ventilation, inotropes, or aggressive fluid hydration within 12 hr of transfer) was evaluated...
April 25, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404539/a-national-registry-of-thalassemia-in-turkey-demographic-and-disease-characteristics-of-patients-achievements-and-challenges-in-prevention
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Yeşim Aydınok, Yeşim Oymak, Berna Atabay, Gönül Aydoğan, Akif Yeşilipek, Selma Ünal, Yurdanur Kılınç, Banu Oflaz, Mehmet Akın, Canan Vergin, Melike Sezgin Evim, Ümran Çalışkan, Şule Ünal, Ali Bay, Elif Kazancı, Dilber Talia İleri, Didem Atay, Türkan Patıroğlu, Selda Kahraman, Murat Söker, Mediha Akcan, Aydan Akdeniz, Mustafa Büyükavcı, Güçhan Alanoğlu, Özcan Bör, Nur Soyer, Nihal Özdemir Karadaş, Ezgi Uysalol, Meral Türker, Arzu Akçay, Süheyla Ocak, Adalet Meral Güneş, Hüseyin Tokgöz, Zümrüt Uysal, Naci Tiftik, Zeynep Karakaş
Turkish Society of Pediatric Hematology set up a National Hemoglobinopathy Registry to demonstrate demographic and disease characteristics of patients, and assessed the efficacy of hemoglobinopathy control program (HCP) over 10 years in Turkey. A total of 2046 patients from 27 Thalassemia Centers were registered in which 1988 were eligible for analysis. This cohort mainly comprised patients with β-thalassemia major (n=1658, 83.4%) and intermedia (n=215, 10.8%). The majority of patients were accumulated into the costal areas of Turkey...
April 13, 2017: Turkish Journal of Haematology: Official Journal of Turkish Society of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394814/percutaneous-mechanical-circulatory-support-using-impella%C3%A2-devices-for-decompensated-cardiogenic-shock-a-pediatric-heart-center-experience
#3
Dhaval Parekh, Aamir Jeewa, Sebastian C Tume, William J Dreyer, Ricardo Pignatelli, David Horne, Henri Justino, Athar M Qureshi
Cardiogenic shock remains a significant cause of mortality and morbidity in children with heart failure. Percutaneous mechanical circulatory support may be an additional tool to augment left heart support and decompression in addition to conventional therapies. This report aims to review the clinical and hemodynamic outcomes of the Impella® device at a pediatric center. A retrospective review of all implants between October 2014 and November 2016 was conducted. Clinical outcomes, device implant techniques, complications, and hemodynamic data were collected...
April 6, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385300/quality-of-life-and-functional-vision-in-children-with-glaucoma
#4
Annegret Dahlmann-Noor, Vijay Tailor, Catey Bunce, Yassir Abou-Rayyah, Gillian Adams, John Brookes, Peng T Khaw, Maria Papadopoulos
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of glaucoma on functional vision and on vision-related (VR) and health-related (HR) quality of life (QoL) in children up to 16 years of age. DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred nineteen children 2 to 16 years of age (mean age, 9.4 years; standard deviation [SD], 4.56 years) with glaucoma and their parents. METHODS: Completion of 3 validated instruments for children to assess (1) functional visual ability (FVA) with the Cardiff Visual Ability Questionnaire for Children (CVAQC), (2) VR QoL with the Impact of Vision Impairment for Children (IVI-C), and (3) HR QoL with the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL) version 4...
April 3, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366553/implications-and-outcomes-of-cardiac-grafts-refused-by-pediatric-centers-but-transplanted-by-adult-centers
#5
Farhan Zafar, Raheel Rizwan, Angela Lorts, Roosevelt Bryant, James S Tweddell, Clifford Chin, David L Morales
BACKGROUND: According to Organ Procurement Transplant Network policy, hearts from donors age <18 years are offered to pediatric recipients before being offered to adults of the same health status. We aimed to analyze differences in the use of adolescent donor hearts between adult and pediatric candidates and also to analyze the outcomes of pediatric candidates in which an adolescent donor heart was refused and later used in an adult recipient. METHODS: All adolescent donors (age 12-17 years) for 2000 to 2015 were identified using the standard United Network of Organ Sharing dataset and matched against the Potential Transplant Recipient dataset...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359495/pediatric-heart-transplantation-with-lecompte-maneuver-owing-to-extremely-oversized-donor-allograft
#6
María-Teresa González-López, Ramón Pérez-Caballero-Martínez, Ana-María Pita-Fernández, Juan-Miguel Gil-Jaurena
The techniques and outcomes of heart transplantation in the pediatric population continue to improve over the years, although the supply of organs remains limited. Donor-to-recipient size matching is critical, especially in neonates and small infants. We present a novel strategy for heart transplantation that includes the Lecompte maneuver because of the features of the donor allograft available in a 8-month-old patient with a cardiac fibroma. We discuss the basis principles for extending the indication of this procedure to exceptional transplantation scenarios and describe the results at long-term follow-up...
April 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357450/an-alternative-strategy-for-bridge-to-transplant-recovery-in-small-children-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy
#7
REVIEW
Gilles Mets, Joseph Panzer, Daniël De Wolf, Thierry Bové
Dilated cardiomyopathy in children still has a poor prognosis with high rates of mortality and cardiac transplantation (resp. around 20 and 25%). Awaiting transplantation or possible recovery, these pediatric patients are mechanically supported with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation or a paracorporeal ventricular assist device, both resulting in higher survival rates but also entailing considerable risks of infection, thrombosis, or bleeding. A new indication for an old technique, i.e., pulmonary artery banding, presents itself as an interesting alternative to mechanical circulatory support in selected infants and small children with dilated LV cardiomyopathy and preserved RV function...
March 29, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328555/association-of-pediatric-cardiac-surgical-volume-and-mortality-after-cardiac-ecmo
#8
Cindy S Barrett, Titus T Chan, Jacob Wilkes, Susan L Bratton, Ravi R Thiagarajan
Centers with higher surgical and ECMO volume have improved survival for children undergoing pediatric cardiac surgery and ECMO respectively. We examined the relationship between both cardiac surgical and cardiac ECMO volumes, with survival. Using data from the Pediatric Health Information System, we reviewed patients who underwent ECMO during the hospitalization for cardiac surgery or heart transplantation from January 2003- June 2014. Among 106,967 patients in 43 centers undergoing a Risk Adjustment for Congenital Heart Surgery-1 (RACHS) 1-6 procedure (n =104,951) and/or cardiac transplantation (n=2016), 2...
March 20, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319568/predictive-value-of-intraoperative-troponin-i-elevation-in-pediatric-living-donor-liver-transplant-recipients-with-biliary-atresia
#9
Mingwei Sheng, Yuanbang Lin, Yiqi Weng, Rubin Xu, Ying Sun, Wenli Yu, Hongyin Du
BACKGROUND: Pediatric living donor liver transplantation is associated with slight alteration in cardiac enzymes without ongoing acute cardiac injury, but available information about the significance of these changes is limited. The aims of this study were to analyze the link between the anomalies of intraoperative serum cardiac troponin I (cTnI) and acute lung injury during the first week after liver transplantation. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 123 children suffered from biliary atresia were enrolled...
March 18, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295963/a-multicenter-study-of-the-impella-device-for-mechanical-support-of-the-systemic-circulation-in-pediatric-and-adolescent-patients
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V Vivian Dimas, Brian H Morray, Dennis W Kim, Christopher Sd Almond, Shabana Shahanavaz, Sebastian C Tume, Lynn F Peng, Doff B McElhinney, Henri Justino
OBJECTIVES: The objective was to review the use of Impella devices (Abiomed Inc, Danvers, MA) for temporary circulatory support in pediatric and adolescent patients (age ≤ 21 yrs). BACKGROUND: Options for minimally invasive circulatory support in children are limited, and published data are confined to case reports and small case series. METHODS: This was a retrospective, multicenter review of Impella implants in pediatric and adolescent patients from 2009-15, using standardized data collection and INTERMACS definitions...
March 15, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289528/clinical-cardiac-regenerative-studies-in-children
#11
REVIEW
Imre J Pavo, Ina Michel-Behnke
Although the incidence of pediatric heart failure is low, the mortality is relatively high, with severe clinical symptoms requiring repeated hospitalization or intensive care treatment in the surviving patients. Cardiac biopsy specimens have revealed a higher number of resident human cardiac progenitor cells, with greater proliferation and differentiation capacity, in the neonatal period as compared with adults, demonstrating the regeneration potential of the young heart, with rising interest in cardiac regeneration therapy in critically ill pediatric patients...
February 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271596/team-based-approach-to-identify-cardiac-toxicity-in-critically-ill-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients
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Christopher E Dandoy, Sonata Jodele, Zachary Paff, Russel Hirsch, Thomas D Ryan, John L Jefferies, Michelle Cash, Seth Rotz, Abigail Pate, Michael D Taylor, Javier El-Bietar, Kasiani C Myers, Gregory Wallace, Adam Nelson, Michael Grimley, Thomas Pfeiffer, Adam Lane, Stella M Davies, Ranjit S Chima
INTRODUCTION: We observed pulmonary hypertension (PH), pericardial effusions, and left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) in multiple critically ill hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients. We implemented routine structured echocardiography screening for HSCT recipients admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) using a standardized multidisciplinary process. METHODS: HSCT recipients admitted to the PICU with respiratory distress, hypoxia, shock, and complications related to transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy were screened on admission and every 1-2 weeks thereafter...
March 8, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264859/physical-activity-and-sedentary-behavior-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
#13
Christine Voss, Stephanie L Duncombe, Paige H Dean, Astrid M de Souza, Kevin C Harris
BACKGROUND: Children with congenital heart disease (CHD) are thought to have low levels of physical activity (PA), but few studies have used objective measures of PA in this population. METHODS AND RESULTS: We recruited patients with mild, moderate, and severe CHD and cardiac transplant recipients, aged 8 to 19 years, from pediatric cardiology clinics throughout British Columbia and Yukon, Canada. Participants were fitted with an ActiGraph accelerometer to be worn over the right hip for 7 days...
March 6, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258649/the-cardiac-manifestations-of-inherited-metabolic-diseases-in-children
#14
REVIEW
David F A Lloyd, Roshni Vara, Sujeev Mathur
Inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs) are responsible for around 5% of all cases of cardiomyopathy (CM) and 15% of non-idiopathic cases. Storage disorders such as Pompe disease (glycogen storage disease type II) typically cause hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, whereas the accumulation of toxic metabolites, as seen in the organic acidurias, is associated with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Mixed pathology is also possible, particularly in late presentations. IEMs such as Barth syndrome, a disorder of cardiolipin stability usually associated with DCM, have been associated with rarer types of CM such as endocardial fibroelastosis (EFE) and left ventricular non-compaction...
March 4, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248808/continuous-intravenous-milrinone-therapy-in-pediatric-outpatients
#15
Michelle Curley, Jill Liebers, Roy Maynard
Milrinone is a phosphodiesterase 3 inhibitor with both positive inotropic and vasodilator properties. Administered as a continuous infusion, milrinone is indicated for the short-term treatment of patients with acute decompensated heart failure. Despite limited data supporting long-term milrinone therapy in adults with congestive heart failure, children managed as outpatients may benefit from continuous milrinone as a treatment for cardiac dysfunction, as a destination therapy for cardiac transplant, or as palliative therapy for cardiomyopathy...
March 2017: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191005/significance-of-anti-hla-antibodies-on-adult-and-pediatric-heart-allograft-outcomes
#16
REVIEW
Massimo Mangiola, Marilyn Marrari, Brian Feingold, Adriana Zeevi
As methods for human leukocyte antigens (HLA) antibody detection have evolved and newer solid phase assays are much more sensitive, the last 15 years has seen a renewed focus on the importance of HLA antibodies in solid organ transplant rejection. However, there is still much controversy regarding the clinical significance of antibody level as depicted by the mean fluorescence intensity of a patient's neat serum. Emerging techniques, including those that identify antibody level and function, show promise for the detection of individuals at risk of allograft rejection, determination of the effectiveness of desensitization prior to transplant, and for monitoring treatment of rejection...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184975/alkaline-phosphatase-a-biomarker-of-cardiac-function-in-pediatric-patients
#17
Elizabeth S Makil, Xinyu Tang, Elizabeth A Frazier, R Thomas Collins
Myocardial dysfunction and heart failure are common in pediatric patients with congenital and acquired heart disease. Alkaline phosphatase (AP) has been suggested as a biomarker for myocardial dysfunction after Fontan operation. We hypothesized that pediatric patients with myocardial dysfunction requiring orthotopic heart transplant (OHT) have diminished AP compared to normal. A retrospective review was performed in all patients who underwent OHT at Arkansas Children's Hospital between January 2007 and October 2012...
April 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163432/early-primary-graft-failure-after-a-pediatric-heart-transplant-and-successful-rescue-with-plasmapheresis-immunoglobulins-and-alemtuzumab
#18
Shashi Raj, Phillip Ruiz, Paolo Rusconi
Early primary graft failure after pediatric orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT) has a high mortality rate and can occur due to several causes including but not limited to prolonged graft ischemia time, suboptimal preimplant myocardial preservation, hyperacute rejection, and maladaptation of the graft to the host's hemodynamic status. Mechanical circulatory support with either extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) or ventricular assist device has been used for the rescue of primary graft failure in pediatric patients after heart transplant...
January 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161809/alteration-of-cardiac-deformation-in-acute-rejection-in-pediatric-heart-transplant-recipients
#19
Nitin Chanana, Charlotte S Van Dorn, Melanie D Everitt, Hsin Yi Weng, Dylan V Miller, Shaji C Menon
The objective of this study is to assess changes in cardiac deformation during acute cellular- and antibody-mediated rejection in pediatric HT recipients. Pediatric HT recipients aged ≤18 years with at least one episode of biopsy-diagnosed rejection from 2006 to 2013 were included. Left ventricular systolic S (SS) and SR (SSr) data were acquired using 2D speckle tracking on echocardiograms obtained within 12 h of right ventricular endomyocardial biopsy. A mixed effect model was used to compare cardiac deformation during CR (Grade ≥ 1R), AMR (pAMR ≥ 2), and mixed rejection (CR and AMR positive) versus no rejection (Grade 0R and pAMR 0 or 1)...
April 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098429/natural-history-of-nonimmune-mediated-thrombocytopenia-and-acute-kidney-injury-in-pediatric-open-heart-surgery
#20
Shannon Tew, Manuel L Fontes, Nathaniel H Greene, Miklos D Kertai, George Ofori-Amanfo, Robert D B Jaquiss, Andrew J Lodge, Warwick A Ames, Hercilia Mayumi Homi, Kelly A Machovec, Edmund H Jooste
OBJECTIVE: Thrombocytopenia and acute kidney injury (AKI) are common following pediatric cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). However, the relationship between postoperative nadir platelet counts and AKI has not been investigated in the pediatric population. Our objective was to investigate this relationship and examine independent predictors of AKI. DESIGN: After IRB approval, we performed a retrospective review of the institution's medical records and database...
March 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
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