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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925367/transient-severe-tricuspid-regurgitation-after-transplantation-of-an-extremely-oversized-donor-heart-in-a-child-does-size-matter-a-case-report
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J Birnbaum, S M Ulrich, R Schramm, C Hagl, A Lehner, M Fischer, N A Haas, B Heineking
In pediatric heart transplantation, the size of the donor organ is an important criterion for organ allocation. Oversized donor hearts are often accepted with good results, but some complications in relation to a high donor-recipient ratio have been described. Our patient was transplanted for progressive heart failure in dilated cardiomyopathy. The donor-to-recipient weight ratio was 3 (donor weight 65 kg, recipient weight 22 kg). The intra-operative echocardiography before chest closure showed excellent cardiac function, no tricuspid valve regurgitation, and a normal central venous pressure...
December 7, 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910218/octreotide-use-and-safety-in-infants-with-hyperinsulinism
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Ann W McMahon, Gerold T Wharton, Paul Thornton, Diva D De Leon
BACKGROUND: Octreotide is a synthetic peptide analog of naturally occurring somatostatin. Octreotide is used off-label in children <6 years of age for hyperinsulinism, chylothorax, and gastrointestinal bleeding. There is a lack of controlled data on efficacy or potential adverse events from this off-label use. METHODS: Three pediatric hospitals participated in this study. Patients were hospitalized January 2007-December 2010 and administered octreotide for congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) at least 1 day...
December 2, 2016: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890770/fibrosis-and-fibrotic-gene-expression-in-pediatric-and-adult-patients-with-idiopathic-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Kathleen C Woulfe, Austine K Siomos, Hieu Nguyen, Megan SooHoo, Csaba Galambo, Brian L Stauffer, Carmen Sucharov, Shelley Miyamoto
BACKGROUND: While fibrosis seems to be prognostic for adverse outcomes in adults with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC), little is known about the prevalence and development of fibrosis in pediatric IDC hearts. We hypothesize there is less activation of fibrosis at a molecular level in pediatric IDC hearts than in the failing adult heart. METHODS AND RESULTS: Pediatric hearts were analyzed histologically to determine the prevalence of fibrosis. Left ventricular tissue from adult and pediatric IDC hearts and adult and pediatric non-failing (NF) hearts were subjected to qRT-PCR to study the expression of important mRNAs that affect fibrosis...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884629/urgent-listing-exceptions-and-outcomes-in-pediatric-heart-transplantation-comparison-to-standard-criteria-patients
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Ryan R Davies, Michael A McCulloch, Shylah Haldeman, Samuel S Gidding, Christian Pizarro
BACKGROUND: United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) policy enables listing exceptions to avoid penalizing patients with waitlist mortality not captured by standard criteria. Outcomes among patients listed by exception have not been analyzed. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of pediatric (≤17 years of age, n = 4,706) listings (2006 to 2015) for primary, isolated heart transplantation within the UNOS data set, assessing Status 1A exception (n = 211, 4...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882422/predictors-of-pharmacological-therapy-of-ectopic-atrial-tachycardia-in-children
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Haiyan Ge, Xiaomei Li, Haiju Liu, He Jiang
Ectopic atrial tachycardia (EAT) is a relatively common type of supraventricular tachycardia in the pediatric population, and it can be resistant to antiarrhythmic drugs and lead to tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy (TIC) if not properly managed. The purpose of this study was to determine the predictors of the response to pharmacological therapy in children with EAT. From January 2009 to April 2014, 115 children were admitted to our hospital with a diagnosis of EAT and placed on antiarrhythmic drugs. We examined the clinical history, response to therapy, and follow-up of the children...
November 24, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878632/utility-of-echocardiography-in-the-assessment-of-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-and-restrictive-physiology-in-children-and-young-adults-with-restrictive-cardiomyopathy-a-comparative-echocardiography-catheterization-study
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Thomas D Ryan, Peace C Madueme, John L Jefferies, Erik C Michelfelder, Jeffrey A Towbin, Jessica G Woo, Rashmi D Sahay, Eileen C King, Roberta Brown, Ryan A Moore, Michelle A Grenier, Bryan H Goldstein
The aim of the study is to determine the utility of echocardiography in the assessment of diastolic function in children and young adults with restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM). RCM is a rare disease with high mortality requiring frequent surveillance. Accurate, noninvasive echocardiographic measures of diastolic function may reduce the need for invasive catheterization. Single-center, prospective, observational study of pediatric and young adult RCM patients undergoing assessment of diastolic parameters by simultaneous transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) and invasive catheterization...
November 23, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867675/a-case-of-thyroid-storm-associated-with-cardiomyopathy-and-poststreptococcal-glomerulonephritis
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Lisa J Underland, Gerson A Vallencia Villeda, Abhijeet Pal, Leslie Lam
Thyroid storm has a high mortality rate and is often associated with a precipitating factor such as intercurrent illness or infection. It is rare in pediatric patients. Cardiac disease in hyperthyroidism mostly manifests itself as tachycardia but more serious cardiac findings have also been described. A 5-year-old male with recent strep throat infection presented with dilated cardiomyopathy, hematuria, and symptoms and lab findings consistent with severe hyperthyroidism. He was diagnosed with thyroid storm secondary to concurrent Graves' disease and poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis (PSGN)...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865440/hemoglobin-of-12-g-dl-and-above-is-not-associated-with-increased-cardiovascular-morbidity-in-children-on-hemodialysis
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Michelle N Rheault, Julia T Molony, Thomas Nevins, Charles A Herzog, Blanche M Chavers
In adults on chronic hemodialysis, achieving a hemoglobin concentration of 12g/dl and above with erythropoiesis stimulating agents leads to increased cardiovascular events and mortality, but this may not be true in children. Therefore, we conducted a retrospective cohort study of pediatric patients (under 18) from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Clinical Performance Measures (CPM) project (2000 to 2008) merged with the United States Renal Data System. Hemoglobin was determined from the Clinical Performance Measures data, and beginning annually on January 1st of the next year, patients were followed for up to 1 year...
November 16, 2016: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863269/mortality-length-of-stay-bloodstream-and-respiratory-viral-infections-in-a-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Kam Lun Hon, Man Ping Luk, Wing Ming Fung, Cho Ying Li, Hiu Lee Yeung, Pui Kwun Liu, Shun Li, Kathy Yin Ching Tsang, Chi Kong Li, Paul Kay Sheung Chan, Kam Lau Cheung, Ting Fan Leung, Pei Lin Koh
OBJECTIVES: We investigated whether diagnostic categories and presence of infections were associated with increased mortality or length of stay (LOS) in patients admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). METHODS: A retrospective study of all PICU admissions between October 2002 and April 2016 was performed. Oncologic vs nononcologic, trauma/injuries vs nontraumatic, infectious (gram-positive, gram-negative, fungal bloodstream infections, common respiratory viruses) vs noninfectious diagnoses were evaluated for survival and LOS...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855053/-effect-of-immune-therapy-in-the-prognosis-of-viral-myocarditis-in-pediatric-patients
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Horacio Márquez-González, Diana López-Gallegos, Alicia María Dolores González-Espinosa, Jonathan Omar Zamudio-López, Lucelli Yáñez-Gutiérrez
BACKGROUND: Myocarditis is the inflammation of the myocardial tissue, primarily caused by viral infection. Dilated cardiomyopathy (MD) is the most serious complication. Immunomodulatory therapy is not validated in these patients; however, it appears to offer benefits in the prognosis of this disease. The aim of this work was to determine the prognosis of immunomodulatory therapy in the development of MD in pediatric patients with viral myocarditis effect. METHODS: A retrospective cohort of patients between 4 and 17 years diagnosed with viral myocarditis was integrated...
2016: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834759/current-expectations-for-cardiac-transplantation-in-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
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James K Kirklin, Waldemar F Carlo, F Bennett Pearce
Congenital heart disease accounts for 40% of pediatric heart transplants and presents unique challenges to the transplant team. Suitability for transplantation is defined in part by degree of sensitization, pulmonary vascular resistance, and hepatic reserves. The incremental transplant risk for patients with congenital heart disease occurs within the first 3 months, after which survival is equivalent to transplantation for cardiomyopathy. Single ventricle with prior palliation, and especially the failing Fontan, carry the highest risk for transplantation and are least amenable to bridging with mechanical circulatory support...
November 2016: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820133/decrease-of-cardiac-base-rotation-in-2d-speckle-tracking-indicates-drug-induced-cardiomyopathy-after-chemotherapy-in-children-with-cancer
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Kosuke Yanagimoto, Yasuhiro Okamoto, Yuichi Kodama, Takuro Nishikawa, Takayuki Tanabe, Yoshifumi Kawano
Drug-induced cardiomyopathy can be life-threatening in patients with cancer. Our objective was to explore early detection of drug-induced cardiomyopathy in children with cancer. We enrolled pediatric outpatients diagnosed with cancer between 2012 and 2013. In addition, we recruited pediatric outpatients in good general condition without cardiac disease or cancer, as controls. We measured the serum levels of biomarkers and performed chest radiography, electrocardiography, and ultrasound cardiography (UCG). We analyzed left ventricular (LV) torsion and torsion-related parameters using 2-dimensional (2D) speckle tracking on UCG...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814325/fatal-cardiac-arrest-in-2-children-possible-role-of-ondansetron
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Scott M Brenner, Jenny Boucher
INTRODUCTION: Ondansetron is commonly used to treat vomiting in gastroenteritis, but has a United States Food and Drug Administration black box warning for risk of Q wave to T wave time interval (QT) prolongation. We report 2 pediatric cases of fatal refractory cardiac arrest after administration of ondansetron. CASES: A 10-year-old previously healthy boy presented to the emergency room with gastroenteritis symptoms. After intravenous fluids, morphine, antibiotics, and 2 doses of ondansetron, the patient became unresponsive with agonal respirations and a wide complex tachycardia consistent with ventricular tachycardia...
November 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810292/special-electrophysiological-characteristics-of-pediatric-idiopathic-ventricular-tachycardia
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Shuenn-Nan Chiu, Wei-Lun Wu, Chun-Wei Lu, Kun-Lang Wu, Wei-Chieh Tseng, Ming-Tai Lin, Chien-Chih Chang, Jou-Kou Wang, Mei-Hwan Wu
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic ventricular tachycardia (VT) is an important pediatric arrhythmia but relevant studies in Asian cohort are rare. We determined the electrophysiological characteristics and outcomes of this rhythm disturbance. METHODS: From an institutional database, patients aged <18years without structural heart disease who have sustained monomorphic VT (longer than 30s) during 1995-2016 were enrolled. RESULTS: We enrolled 57 idiopathic VT patients (male:female=31:26)...
October 29, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789109/myocardial-dimensions-in-children-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-a-comparison-between-echocardiography-and-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Jonathan D Windram, Andreea Dragelescu, Lee Benson, Jonathan Forsey, Masoud Shariat, Shi-Joon Yoo, Luc Mertens, Derek Wong, Lars Grosse-Wortmann
BACKGROUND: The primary mode of imaging in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). However, in adults inadequate acoustic windows lead to poor quantification of myocardial thickness compared with cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging. In comparison, children have better acoustic windows and TTE measurements of wall thickness might be more accurate. The aim of this study was to assess the performance of TTE compared with CMR for the assessment of myocardial thickness in children with HCM...
July 15, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780555/relation-of-left-atrial-size-to-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-aged-%C3%A2-22%C3%A2-years
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Douglas Y Mah, Divya Shakti, Kimberlee Gauvreau, Steven D Colan, Mark E Alexander, Dominic J Abrams, David W Brown
Left atrial (LA) dilation has been shown to be associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) in the adult population, with some studies indicating that larger LAs are more prone to AF recurrence. The relation of LA size to AF in the pediatric and young adult population has not been investigated. In this study, all pediatric patients (aged ≤22 years) who presented to Boston Children's Hospital from January 2002 to December 2012 with AF were reviewed. Patients with significant congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathies, proven channelopathies, previous cardiac surgery, end-stage renal disease, or severe lung disease/cystic fibrosis were excluded...
September 30, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768131/increasing-cardiomyopathy-screening-in-childhood-cancer-survivors-a-cost-analysis-of-advanced-practice-nurse-phone-counseling
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Cheryl L Cox, M Robyn Andersen, Aimee K Santucci, Les L Robison, Melissa M Hudson
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To document the per survivor and per additional survivor screening costs of a mailed survivorship care plan (SCP) with advanced practice nurse (APN) telephone counseling (SCP+C) or without APN telephone counseling (SCP).
. DESIGN: Randomized, longitudinal clinical trial.
. SETTING: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
. SAMPLE: 411 at-risk pediatric cancer survivors (aged 26-59 years), stratified by age (younger than 30 years versus 30 years or older), recommended screening frequency (every one, two, or five years), gender, and cancer diagnosis (hematologic versus solid tumor)...
November 1, 2016: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766555/safety-and-efficacy-of-terlipressin-in-pediatric-distributive-shock-a-retrospective-analysis-in-20-children
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Jörg Michel, Michael Hofbeck, Gina Spiller, Hanna Renk, Matthias Kumpf, Felix Neunhoeffer
INTRODUCTION: Data are still lacking about the use of terlipressin or vasopressin in the treatment of pediatric patients who are in a state of therapy-refractory shock. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of terlipressin on hemodynamics in children with distributive shock and to describe any severe side effects. METHODS: Consecutive patients (n = 20) with catecholamine-resistant distributive shock who were treated with terlipressin were retrospectively enrolled in this study...
October 20, 2016: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739163/interpreting-measurements-of-cardiac-function-using-vendor-independent-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-in-children-a-prospective-blinded-comparison-with-catheter-derived-measurements
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Suma P Goudar, G Hamilton Baker, Shahryar M Chowdhury, Kimberly J Reid, Girish Shirali, Mark A Scheurer
BACKGROUND: Adult studies demonstrate that echocardiographic measurements of cardiac function using speckle tracking correlate with invasive measurements, but such data in the pediatric population are sparse. Our aim was to compare speckle-derived measures of cardiac function to measurements routinely obtained by cardiac catheterization in children. METHODS: Echocardiograms were performed on the day of cardiac catheterization. Using Tomtec 2D Cardiac Performance Analysis, longitudinal strain (LS), longitudinal strain rate (LSR), early diastolic LSR, and ejection fraction (EF) for the right and left ventricle (RV and LV) were calculated via speckle tracking...
December 2016: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716152/rationale-and-design-of-the-children-s-oncology-group-cog-study-alte1621-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-to-determine-if-low-dose-carvedilol-can-prevent-anthracycline-related-left-ventricular-remodeling-in-childhood-cancer-survivors-at-high-risk-for-developing
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Saro H Armenian, Melissa M Hudson, Ming Hui Chen, Steven D Colan, Lanie Lindenfeld, George Mills, Aida Siyahian, Sarah Gelehrter, Ha Dang, Wendy Hein, Daniel M Green, Leslie L Robison, F Lennie Wong, Pamela S Douglas, Smita Bhatia
BACKGROUND: Anthracyclines are widely used in the treatment of childhood cancer. One of the well-recognized side-effects of anthracycline therapy is dose-dependent cardiomyopathy that may progress to heart failure (HF) years after completion of cancer-directed therapy. This study will evaluate the efficacy of low-dose beta-blocker (carvedilol) for HF risk reduction in childhood cancer survivors at highest risk for HF. The proposed intervention has the potential to significantly reduce chronic cardiac injury via interruption of neurohormonal systems responsible for left ventricular (LV) remodeling, resulting in improved cardiac function and decreased risk of HF...
October 4, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
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