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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904864/nephrotic-range-proteinuria-and-peripheral-edema-in-a-child-not-only-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome
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Valentina Dolcemascolo, Marina Vivarelli, Manuela Colucci, Francesca Diomedi-Camassei, Rossella Piras, Marta Alberti, Francesco Emma
Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is defined by the simultaneous occurrence of hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and acute kidney injury due to thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) mainly occurring in renal and cerebral microvessels. Although the most common cause of HUS in children is Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli, atypical forms in which Shiga toxin is not the trigger may occur. Research over the last few years has shown that complement dysregulation secondary to mutations of genes coding for proteins involved in the regulation of the alternative pathway of complement account for most forms of atypical HUS (aHUS)...
September 2016: Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895519/portal-hypertension-an-uncommon-clinical-manifestation-of-takayasu-arteritis-in-a-9-year-old-child
#2
Cristina N Herrera, Javier E Tomala-Haz
Takayasu arteritis (TA) is the third most common childhood vasculitis and its clinical manifestations depend on the arteries involved. We report a case of a 9-year-old boy with multiple aneurysms in carotid and iliac arteries, subclavian and coronary arteries, and abdominal aorta. At the age of 7 years, he presented with recurrent fever and hepatosplenomegaly. An angio-computed tomography scan showed aneurysms in the left subclavian artery, abdominal aorta, and both proximal iliac arteries. He was diagnosed with TA and was treated with corticosteroids, aspirin, and enalapril...
2016: Open Access Rheumatology: Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874934/effect-of-nitric-oxide-inhalation-for-the-treatment-of-neonatal-pulmonary-hypertension
#3
H-W Wu, Z-G Li, G Liu, G-Z Lu, H-Y Liang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of nitric oxide (NO) inhalation for the treatment of neonatal pulmonary hypertension. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighty-six patients with neonatal pulmonary hypertension who were treated for the first time Xuzhou Children's Hospital from January 2013 to January 2016 were selected and randomly divided into the observation group and control group, with 43 cases each. Patients in the control group were treated with high-frequency oscillatory ventilation, while those in the observation group were treated with high-frequency oscillatory ventilation combined with inhalational NO therapy...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861431/pediatric-artificial-lung-a-low-resistance-pumpless-artificial-lung-alleviates-an-acute-lamb-model-of-increased-right-ventricle-afterload
#4
Fares Alghanem, Benjamin S Bryner, Emilia M Jahangir, Uditha P Fernando, John M Trahanas, Hayley R Hoffman, Robert H Bartlett, Alvaro Rojas-Peña, Ronald B Hirschl
Lung disease in children often results in pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure. The availability of a pediatric artificial lung (PAL) would open new approaches to the management of these conditions by bridging to recovery in acute disease or transplantation in chronic disease. This study investigates the efficacy of a novel PAL in alleviating an animal model of pulmonary hypertension and increased right ventricle afterload.Five juvenile lambs (20-30 Kg) underwent PAL implantation in a pulmonary artery to left atrium configuration...
November 15, 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860161/closure-of-very-large-pda-with-pulmonary-hypertension-initial-clinical-case-series-with-the-new-occlutech-%C3%A2-pda-occluder
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Anja Lehner, Sarah Ulrich, Christoph M Happel, Marcus Fischer, Marinos Kantzis, Ingram Schulze-Neick, Nikolaus A Haas
OBJECTIVE: We report our recent experience with the new Occlutech(®) PDA Occluder, which seems suitable especially for closure of large patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) sizes with elevated pulmonary artery pressure (PAH). BACKGROUND: Although considered a standard procedure in pediatric cath labs, closure of very large PDA (PDA/Aorta ratio > 0.5) and PAH remains a challenge. METHODS/RESULTS: The Occlutech(®) PDA occluder was used in eight children and adolescents (age 4-16, median 10...
November 10, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856808/adult-derived-genetic-blood-pressure-scores-and-blood-pressure-measured-in-different-body-postures-in-young-children
#6
Maria Ac Jansen, Geertje W Dalmeijer, Frank Lj Visseren, Cornelis K van der Ent, Maarten Leusink, N Charlotte Onland-Moret, Anke H Maitland-van der Zee, Diederick E Grobbee, Cuno Spm Uiterwaal
AIMS: Several genes are related to blood pressure (BP) levels in adults, but it is largely unknown whether these genes also determine BP early in life. METHODS: Systolic BP (SBP) and diastolic BP (DBP) were measured in 720 5-year-old children from the WHeezing-Illnesses-STudy-LEidsche-Rijn (WHISTLER) birth cohort in sitting and supine positions using a semi-automatic oscillometric device. Illumina chip technology was used to genotype 18, 19, 11 and 12 single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with adult SBP, DBP, mean arterial pressure (MAP) and hypertension, respectively, in the children's DNA and separate weighted genetic risk scores (GRSs) were constructed...
November 17, 2016: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854133/focusing-on-developmental-origins-and-disease-inception-for-the-prevention-of-pulmonary-hypertension
#7
Bradley A Maron, Steven H Abman
Despite the growing armamentarium of therapies, pulmonary vascular disease continues to cause significant morbidity and mortality in neonates, children and adults in diverse clinical settings. To address this challenge, a strategic shift is underway that emphasizes disease recognition prior to the onset of clinical signs and symptoms when substantial pulmonary vascular remodeling is already present. Specifically, there is growing interest regarding the i) molecular events that define pulmonary vascular disease inception, ii) range of early cardiopulmonary hemodynamic measures that are associated with adverse outcome, and iii) widening utility of exercise for risk-stratification...
November 17, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845280/-vaspin-levels-and-carbohydrate-status-in-young-patients-with-hypertension-and-obesity
#8
V Zlatkina
The current pace of growth in body weight and complications in children and patients of the young age is a serious problem. The aim of the work was to determine the vaspin concentration depending on the presence of obesity in patients of the young age with arterial hypertension and the study of its relationship with carbohydrate metabolism. The progression of obesity and hypertension is accompanied by increase of insulin resistance. The increase in the blood concentration of vaspin is observed in patients with hypertension and normal body weight...
October 2016: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832003/development-of-a-model-of-pediatric-lung-failure-pathophysiology
#9
John M Trahanas, Fares Alghanem, Catalina Ceballos-Muriel, Hayley R Hoffman, Alice Xu, Kristopher B Deatrick, Marie Cornell, Alvaro Rojas-Pena, Robert H Bartlett, Ronald B Hirschl
A pediatric artificial lung (PAL) is under development as a bridge to transplantation or lung remodeling for children with end-stage lung failure (ESLF). In order to evaluate the efficiency of a PAL, a disease model mimicking the physiologic derangements of pediatric ESLF is needed. Our previous right pulmonary artery ligation (rPA-LM) ovine model achieved that goal, but caused immediate mortality in nearly half of the animals. In this study, we evaluated a new technique of gradual postoperative right pulmonary artery (rPA) occlusion using a Rummel tourniquet (rPA-RT) in seven (25-40 Kg) sheep...
November 9, 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819174/poor-early-growth-and-high-salt-intake-in-indian-infants
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Simonetta Genovesi, Laura Antolini, Antonina Orlando, Sujit Brahmochary, Alessandra De Servi, Silvia Capelli, Marco Giussani, Elisa Nava, Carlo Agostoni, Maurizio Gallieni
The influence of feeding patterns on the growth of infants and how salt is included in the diet are unknown in the area of West Bengal, India. A cross-sectional study was carried on 517 infants (median age 6.5 months). Negative Z-scores were observed for all anthropometric parameters. About 72.7% of infants aged 0-6 months received exclusive breastfeeding. In the 6-12-month-old group (n = 235), 91.5% had salt added to foods. In a regression model adjusted for age, a low salt diet resulted a significant factor in increasing weight-for-length and BMI for age z-scores, with increments equal to 0...
November 6, 2016: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814594/cardiac-allograft-vasculopathy-microvascular-arteriolar-capillaries-capioles-and-survival
#11
Carlos A Labarrere, Beate R Jaeger, Ghassan S Kassab
Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) is a serious complication of heart transplantation in adults and children. Risk factors include human leukocyte antigen mismatches, number and duration of rejection episodes, type of immunosuppression, antibody-mediated rejection, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, obesity, smoking, diabetes, cytomegalovirus infection, mode of donor brain death, donor age and ischemia/reperfusion injury. Endothelial injury and dysfunction in CAV are characterized by changes in adhesion molecules and up-regulation of major histocompatibility class II antigens followed by endothelial activation of complement C4d...
January 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Elite Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812911/the-obesity-paradox-is-it-really-a-paradox-hypertension
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REVIEW
Alessandro Lechi
This article is a narrative overview of the role of hypertension on the relationships between obesity, morbidity, and mortality. We used as sources MEDLINE/PubMed, CINAHL, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library, from inception to March 2016. Key words include overweight, obesity, visceral obesity, obesity paradox, and hypertension. In addition, we hand-searched references from the retrieved articles. This work is one of the works of the topical collection "Obesity Paradox". The positive association between overweight, obesity, and cardiovascular diseases is well established, though this relation is typically U shaped with an increased risk in low-weight subjects or even a beneficial effect of overweight and obesity, the so-called "obesity paradox"...
November 4, 2016: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810156/pulmonary-arterial-capacitance-index-is-a-strong-predictor-for-adverse-outcome-in-children-with-idiopathic-and-heritable-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Shinichi Takatsuki, Tomotaka Nakayama, Satoshi Ikehara, Hiroyuki Matsuura, David Dunbar Ivy, Tsutomu Saji
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical utility of pulmonary artery capacitance index (PACi) in the assessment of disease severity and prognostic value in children with idiopathic and heritable pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). STUDY DESIGN: PACi is defined as the ratio of stroke volume index over pulmonary pulse pressure. A retrospective study was performed to compare PACi, brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), 6-minute walk distance, New York Heart association (NYHA) functional class, and adverse outcomes (hospitalization due to heart failure, lung transplantation, and cardiac mortality) in 72 Japanese children (10 ± 3...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805349/infantile-preductal-coarctation-of-aorta-presenting-as-cerebellar-infarct-a-rare-presentation
#14
A Sivaraman, Maniram Kumhar, Utsav Kimar Sahu, Manoj Kumar Mali
Coarctation of aorta is a common congenital heart defect. The diagnosis may be missed unless a highindex of suspicion is maintained, and is often delayed until the patient develops congestive heart failure (CHF), (common in infants) or hypertension (common in older children). It seldom goes undiagnosed till adulthood and frequently leads to complications as a result of long-standing high blood pressure. Intracranial haemorrhage, premature coronary artery disease, aortic aneurysms and rupture have all been reported...
November 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801982/risk-factors-for-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-children-and-young-adults
#15
Estelle Naumburg, Lars Söderström, Daniel Huber, Inge Axelsson
OBJECTIVES: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) has been linked to preterm birth explained by congenital heart defects and pulmonary diseases. WORKING HYPOTHESIS: Other factors may influence the risk of PH among adolescences and children born premature. STUDY DESIGN: This national registry-based study assess risk of PH following premature birth adjusted for known risk factors. PATIENT-SUBJECT SELECTION AND METHODOLOGY: All cases born 1993-2010, identified by diagnostic codes applicable to PH and retrieved from the Swedish Registry of Congenital Heart Disease (N = 67)...
November 1, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798491/adversity-in-neonates-and-children-with-pulmonary-artery-hypertension-the-role-of-ecmo
#16
Peter D Wearden, Timothy M Maul
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770446/the-role-of-genetics-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#17
REVIEW
Lijiang Ma, Wendy K Chung
Group 1 pulmonary hypertension or pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare disease characterized by proliferation and occlusion of small pulmonary arterioles, leading to progressive elevation of pulmonary artery pressure and pulmonary vascular resistance, and right ventricular failure. Historically, it has been associated with a high mortality rate, although, over the last decade, treatment has improved survival. PAH includes idiopathic PAH (IPAH), heritable PAH (HPAH), and PAH associated with certain medical conditions...
October 22, 2016: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754180/ed-08-4-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-hypertensive-emergency-in-children
#18
Lin Shi
According to the seventh report of Joint National Committee (JNC 7), hypertensive emergency (HE), a kind of hypertensive crisis, is defined as a sudden and abrupt elevation in blood pressure so as to cause acute target organ dysfunctions, including central nervous system, cardiovascular system or kidneys. Patients with HE require immediate reduction in markedly elevated blood pressure. Currently, there are no international guidelines for children HE, so the JNC definition is commonly used. Hypertensive emergency in children is rare but a life-threatening emergency...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754170/sy-13-3-distribution-of-24-h-ambulatory-blood-pressure-in-children
#19
Jun Oh
Hypertension is a major risk factor for stroke, coronary artery disease and kidney damage in adults and children. There is a paucity of data on the long-term sequelae of persistent hypertension in children, but it is already known that children with hypertension have evidence of end organ damage and are at risk of hypertension into adulthood. The prevalence of hypertension in children is rising, most likely due to a concurrent rise in obesity rates. In children with hypertension, non-pharmacological measures are often recommended as first-line therapy, but a significant proportion of children will eventually require pharmacological treatment to reduce blood pressure, especially those with evidence of end organ damage at presentation or during follow-up...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754169/sy-13-2-long-term-cardiovascular-risk-reduction-in-pediatric-hypertension
#20
Stephen Robert Daniels
Hypertension in children and adolescents is associated with both short and long-term abnormalities in the cardiovascular system. Ultimately, these changes can lead to myocardial infarction, stroke, congestive heart failure and chronic renal disease, all of which are associated with substantial morbidity and mortality.In the short term, the best evidence that hypertension is adversely impacting the heart and vasculature is the development of left ventricular hypertrophy, increased vascular stiffness and endothelial dysfunction...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
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