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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313743/express-resource-utilization-at-the-time-of-prostacyclin-initiation-in-children-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-a-multicenter-analysis
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Stephen Hart, Gaurav Arora, Brian Feingold
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2018: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310742/utility-of-arterial-stiffness-assessment-in-children
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Chaitanya Panchangam, Eric Dean Merrill, Geetha Raghuveer
Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide, and the atherosclerotic process begins in childhood. Prevention or containment of risk factors that accelerate atherosclerosis can delay the development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Although current recommendations are to periodically screen for commonly prevailing risk factors for atherosclerosis in children, a single test that could quantify the cumulative effect of all risk factors on the vasculature, thus assessing arterial health, would be helpful in further stratifying risk...
January 9, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310361/severe-pertussis-infection-a-clinicopathological-study
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Fernando Palvo, Alexandre Todorovic Fabro, Maria Célia Cervi, Davi Casale Aragon, Fernando Silva Ramalho, Ana Paula de Carvalho Panzeri Carlotti
We aimed to investigate the clinicopathological features of pertussis in children admitted to a tertiary-care university hospital in Brazil.This was a retrospective cohort study of all pediatric hospital admissions with pertussis from January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2014. We also reported the autopsy findings in children who died.Fifty-five patients admitted to the hospital over the study period had laboratorial confirmation of Bordetella pertussis infection, 17 (30.9%) needed pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admission and 6 (10...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306901/cardiometabolic-health-among-adult-offspring-of-hypertensive-pregnancies-the-cardiovascular-risk-in-young-finns-study
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Robyn J Tapp, Alun D Hughes, Mika Kähönen, Tien Yin Wong, Nicholas Witt, Terho Lehtimäki, Nina Hutri-Kähönen, Pinki Sahota, Markus Juonala, Olli T Raitakari
BACKGROUND: Cardiometabolic health among adult offspring of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) is relatively unknown. We hypothesized that offspring of HDP would have abnormalities in the retinal microvasculature and cardiac structure by midadulthood. METHODS AND RESULTS: The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study included randomly selected children from 5 Finnish university cities. The mean age of participants was 40 years (range 34-49 years) at the time of retinal photography and cardiac assessment...
January 6, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284239/the-potential-impact-of-the-hypovitaminosis-d-on-metabolic-complications-in-obese-adolescents-preliminary-results
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Malgorzata Wojcik, Dominika Janus, Anna Kalicka-Kasperczyk, Krystyna Sztefko, Jerzy B Starzyk
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Vitamin D deficiency is common in obesity; however, its contribution in the development of metabolic complications remains uncertain. The aim of the study was to examine the relationships between vitamin D status and metabolic complications. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The results of blood pressure measurements, biochemical tests and ultrasound of the liver were compared in both groups. The study was conducted at the Children's University Hospital in Krakow, Poland...
December 23, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242651/perioperative-sildenafil-therapy-for-children-with-ventricular-septal-defects-and-associated-pulmonary-hypertension-undergoing-corrective-surgery-a-randomised-clinical-trial
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Sidharth Bhasin, Pooja Gogia, Rajeev Nair, Tapan Kumar Sahoo
Background and Aims: Sildenafil is known to reduce pulmonary artery pressure but its role in the perioperative period has not been well studied. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of sildenafil in controlling post-operative pulmonary hypertension in children with pulmonary hypertension undergoing surgeries for correction of ventricular septal defect. Methods: The patients were divided randomly into two groups of thirty each. Group 1 (placebo) received pre-operative placebo and post-operative sildenafil (0...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240959/evaluation-of-left-ventricular-function-in-overweight-children-and-teenagers-with-arterial-hypertension-and-white-coat-hypertension
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Tomasz Florianczyk, Malgorzata Golabek-Dylewska, Beata Kucinska, Bozena Werner
BACKGROUND: Obesity in childhood is strongly associated with elevated arterial blood pressure and risk of hypertension. The aim of the study was the evaluation of left ventricular function in hypertensive and white coat hypertensive overweight children and teenagers. METHODS: The study group consisted of 74 overweight patients aged 10.3 ± 3.1 years (range: 6-16 years) diagnosed as hypertensive in standard blood pressure measurement. The control group consisted of 31 normotensive and normoweight children...
December 14, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233198/clinical-efficacy-and-safety-of-switch-from-bosentan-to-macitentan-in-children-and-young-adults-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Ebru Aypar, Dursun Alehan, Tevfik Karagöz, Hayrettin Hakan Aykan, İlker Ertugrul
BACKGROUND: Macitentan is an orally active, potent, dual endothelin receptor antagonist and is the only registered treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension that significantly reduced morbidity and mortality in a long-term event-driven study. Aim Few studies compared the clinical efficacy and safety of switch from bosentan to macitentan only in adult patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. We aimed to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of switch from bosentan to macitentan in children and young adults...
December 13, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233197/takayasu-arteritis-in-paediatrics
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Marisa Di Santo, Erica V Stelmaszewski, Alejandra Villa
Takayasu arteritis is an idiopathic chronic granulomatous panarteritis predominantly affecting the aorta and its main branches. Although idiopathic, genetic contribution to disease susceptibility is being increasingly recognised. Rare in children, Takayasu arteritis is a worldwide disease with significant morbidity and mortality. Its diagnosis is a challenge and requires awareness of the condition as clinical features at presentation are non-specific and assessing disease activity is difficult. In the inflammatory stage, treatment is essential to prevent the insidious course and vascular damage: stenotic, occlusive lesions, aneurysms, and aortic regurgitation...
December 13, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223189/the-evaluation-of-arterial-stiffness-of-essential-hypertension-and-white-coat-hypertension-in-children-a-case-control-study
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Semiha Terlemez Tokgöz, Dilek Yılmaz, Yavuz Tokgöz, Bülent Çelik, Yasin Bulut
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine and compare cardiovascular risks by assessing arterial stiffness in children with essential hypertension and white coat hypertension. METHODS: Paediatric patients followed up with essential hypertension and white coat hypertension diagnoses and with no established end organ damage were involved in the study. Arterial stiffness in children included in the study was evaluated and compared by using the oscillometric device (Mobil-O-Graph) method...
December 10, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222289/what-is-the-role-of-screening-for-pulmonary-hypertension-in-adults-and-children-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Shaina M Willen, Mark T Gladwin
Patient case: An 18-year-old male patient with homozygous hemoglobin SS disease was evaluated for progressive dyspnea and elevated tricuspid regurgitant jet velocity (TRV) on echocardiography. The patient's case is described in detail in Lancet1 He had been treated with regular transfusions since childhood for stroke, had rare episodes of vaso-occlusive pain episodes, and did not take narcotic pain medications. He presented with progressive severe dyspnea on exertion and lower extremity edema. His laboratory tests were notable for a total hemoglobin level of 11...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203039/-vascular-calcification-in-pseudoxanthoma-elasticum-in-children
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A Dibi, N Mouane, E El Fahime, R Dafiri, A Bentahila
INTRODUCTION: Vascular calcifications are associated with several diseases that affect vascular connective tissue and skin and cause considerable morbidity and mortality. The prototype of these conditions is pseudoxanthoma elasticum. We report, in this study, 4 pediatric cases of vascular calcifications diagnosed as elastic pseudoxanthoma. OBSERVATIONS: These 4 children were 2-11 years old and presented variable clinical features. Vascular involvement and arterial hypertension was observed in all patients, skin involvement in 2 cases, gastrointestinal involvement in 2 cases, neurological impairment in one case, and cardiac involvement in one case...
December 2017: Journal de Médecine Vasculaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196979/changes-in-arterial-pressure-and-markers-of-nitric-oxide-homeostasis-and-oxidative-stress-following-surgical-correction-of-hydronephrosis-in-children
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Ammar Al-Mashhadi, Antonio Checa, Nils Wåhlin, Tryggve Neveus, Magdalena Fossum, Craig E Wheelock, Birgitta Karanikas, Arne Stenberg, A Erik G Persson, Mattias Carlstrom
OBJECTIVE: Recent clinical studies have suggested an increased risk of elevated arterial pressure in patients with hydronephrosis. Animals with experimentally induced hydronephrosis develop hypertension, which is correlated to the degree of obstruction and increased oxidative stress. In this prospective study we investigated changes in arterial pressure, oxidative stress, and nitric oxide (NO) homeostasis following correction of hydronephrosis. METHODS: Ambulatory arterial pressure (24 h) was monitored in pediatric patients with hydronephrosis (n = 15) before and after surgical correction, and the measurements were compared with arterial pressure measurements in two control groups, i...
December 1, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195085/clinical-and-hematological-profile-in-a-newborn-cohort-with-hemoglobin-sc
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Paulo V Rezende, Millane V Santos, Gustavo F Campos, Laura L M Vieira, Maristela B Souza, André R Belisário, Celia M Silva, Marcos B Viana
OBJECTIVES: Hemoglobin SC is the second most common variant of sickle-cell disease worldwide, after hemoglobin SS. The objectives of the study were to describe the clinical and laboratory characteristics of hemoglobin SC disease in children from a newborn screening program and treated at a blood donor center. METHODOLOGY: This study assessed a cohort of 461 infants born between 01/01/1999 and 12/31/2012 and followed-up until 12/31/2014. Clinical events were expressed as rates for 100 patient-years, with 95% confidence intervals...
November 28, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169714/-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome
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O Boyer, V Baudouin, E Bérard, C Dossier, V Audard, V Guigonis, I Vrillon
Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is defined by massive proteinuria and hypoalbuminemia, with resulting hyperlipidemia and edema. The most common cause of NS in children is idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS), also called nephrosis. Its annual incidence has been estimated to 1-4 per 100,000 children and varies with age, race, and geography. Many agents or conditions have been reported to be associated with INS such as infectious diseases, drugs, allergy, vaccinations, and malignancies. The disease may occur during the 1st year of life, but it usually starts between the ages of 2 and 7 years...
December 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167167/cellular-mechanisms-underlying-obesity-induced-arterial-stiffness
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Annayya R Aroor, Guanghong Jia, James R Sowers
Obesity is an emerging pandemic driven by consumption of a diet rich in high fat and high refined carbohydrates (western diet [WD]) and a sedentary life style in both children and adults. There is mounting evidence that arterial stiffness in obesity is an independent and strong predictor of adverse cardiovascular disease (CVD), cognitive functional decline and chronic kidney disease. Cardiovascular stiffness is a precursor to systolic hypertension, cardiac diastolic dysfunction, impairment of coronary and cerebral blood flow, and atherosclerosis...
November 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130708/-association-between-birth-weight-and-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-in-children-of-bucaramanga-colombia
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Edna Magaly Gamboa Delgado, Yully Andrea Rangel-Díaz, Yareni Yunuen Gutiérrez-Gómez
BACKGROUND: Birth weight could be a medium-term risk factor in the development of overweight and obesity and a long-term risk factor of cardio-metabolic diseases. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between birth weight and cardio-metabolic risk factors in children from Bucaramanga, Colombia. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 1,282 children between five and eleven years of age in Bucaramanga. Dependent variables: arterial hypertension, arterial prehypertension, overweight/obesity, glucose intolerance, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia...
October 24, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119033/the-utility-of-mri-in-the-diagnosis-of-takayasu-arteritis
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Marian Gaballah, Rachelle Goldfisher, John B Amodio
Takayasu Arteritis (TA) is an inflammatory disorder involving the thoracoabdominal aorta and its branches and the pulmonary arteries, with eventual vascular stenosis, occlusion, or aneurysm formation. Conventional angiography has been the reference imaging standard for diagnosis of TA. The purpose of this case report is to demonstrate the utility of MR imaging and MR angiography in the diagnosis of Takayasu Arteritis in a pediatric patient. The patient is a 15-year-old female patient presenting with anemia, hypertension, and acute kidney injury...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118953/the-role-of-preoperative-sildenafil-therapy-in-controlling-of-postoperative-pulmonary-hypertension-in-children-with-ventricular-septal-defects
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Hamid Bigdelian, Mohsen Sedighi
Introduction: Most of the ventricular septal defects (VSD) are complicated with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) which is the major cause of pulmonary hypertensive crisis and right ventricular failure. Methods: We reviewed clinical outcomes of 63 infants who underwent cardiac surgery and were divided into three groups. Control group (n=20) did not received sildenafil while group A (n = 22) received drug (0.3 mg/kg) before and after surgery. Group B (n=21) received drug at the initiation of surgery. Demographic data, preoperative and postoperative variables were compared among the patients...
2017: Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101482/modifiable-risk-factors-for-cardiovascular-disease-in-children-with-type-1-diabetes-can-early-intervention-prevent-future-cardiovascular-events
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REVIEW
Evgenia Gourgari, Dana Dabelea, Kristina Rother
Patients with type 1 diabetes have increased risk for cardiovascular disease. The purpose of this review is to examine the following: i) current evidence for subclinical cardiovascular disease (CVD) in children with type 1 diabetes (T1DM) ii) known modifiable risk factors for CVD and their relationship to subclinical CVD in this population iii) studies that have addressed these risk factors in order to improve CVD outcomes in children with T1DM RECENT FINDINGS: Subclinical CVD presents in children as increased carotid intima-media thickness, increased arterial stiffness, and endothelial and myocardial dysfunction...
November 3, 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
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