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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775442/-copeptin-in-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Piotr Skrzypczyk, Magdalena Okarska-Napierała, Elżbieta Górska, Anna Stelmaszczyk-Emmel, Małgorzata Pańczyk-Tomaszewska
Studies in adult patients suggest that copeptin (C-terminal fragment of antidiuretin propeptide) is related to kidney and cardiovascular diseases. AIM: The aim was to assess copeptin concentration in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a group of 38 children with CKD (age: from 4.70 to 18.00 mean 12.23±4.19 years) we evaluated: serum copeptin concentration [ng/mL], age, sex, etiology of CKD, presence of arterial hypertension (AH), medications, glomerular filtration rate (GFR), hemoglobin, calcium-phosphorus metabolism parameters, and lipids...
April 23, 2018: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770124/does-family-history-of-obesity-cardiovascular-and-metabolic-diseases-influence-onset-and-severity-of-childhood-obesity
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Domenico Corica, Tommaso Aversa, Mariella Valenzise, Maria Francesca Messina, Angela Alibrandi, Filippo De Luca, Malgorzata Wasniewska
Objectives: The objectives were to evaluate (1) the metabolic profile and cardiometabolic risk in overweight/obese children at first assessment, stratifying patients according to severity of overweight and age; and (2) to investigate the relationship between family history (FH) for obesity and cardiometabolic diseases and severity of childhood obesity. Methods: In this cross-sectional, retrospective, observational study, 260 children (139 female), aged between 2...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726634/successful-exclusion-of-an-aortic-aneurysm-with-a-novel-ptfe-tube-covered-cobalt-chromium-stent-in-a-pediatric-patient-with-native-coarctation-of-the-aorta
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Johannes Nordmeyer, Peter Kramer, Felix Berger, Stephan Schubert
Treatment of aneurysmal lesions in the context of coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is a challenging task and these lesions are rare in children. An 11-year-old boy was incidentally diagnosed with native CoA and concomitant complex aneurysmal lesions during medical check-up for arterial hypertension. Pre-catheterization imaging was performed with computed tomography (CT), which showed a mild CoA and two native aneurysms that were juxtaposed to the origin of the left subclavian artery. For planning and guidance of the catheter procedure, image fusion software was used with an overlay from pre-registered three-dimensional reconstruction images on live fluoroscopy...
May 4, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720910/a-retrospective-review-of-infants-receiving-sildenafil
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Aliva De, Payal Shah, Jacqueline Szmuszkovicz, Shazia Bhombal, Stanley Azen, Roberta M Kato
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to assess mortality in an infant population receiving sildenafil. METHODS: A retrospective review of hospitalized infants at Children's Hospital Los Angeles who received sildenafil between 2008 and 2012 was conducted. Patient characteristics, comorbidities, and treatment characteristics were analyzed. Primary outcome was mortality at discharge. Sildenafil dosage ranges were based on the Sildenafil in Treatment-Naïve Children, Aged 1-17 Years, With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension trial and were categorized as small (<1...
March 2018: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716573/health-related-quality-of-life-in-paediatric-arterial-hypertension-a-cross-sectional-study
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Tadej Petek, Tjaša Hertiš, Nataša Marčun Varda
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of paediatric hypertension is increasing worldwide, especially due to the childhood obesity epidemic, and is an important public-health concern. While the Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) was already shown to be impaired in the adult hypertensive population, a scarcity of data still exists on HRQoL in paediatric hypertensive patients. Our purpose was thus to assess the HRQoL of children and adolescents with arterial hypertension, using self- and proxy-reports, and to determine the correlations between child and parent questionnaire scores...
May 1, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695022/catheter-related-arterial-thrombosis-in-neonates-and-children-a-systematic-review
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Mattia Rizzi, Neil Goldenberg, Mariana Bonduel, Shoshana Revel-Vilk, Ernest Amankwah, Manuela Albisetti
Catheter-related arterial thrombosis (CAT) is increasingly recognized in children. Available data are scarce and based on expert opinions. This systematic review aimed to identify knowledge on paediatric CAT. Among 3,484 publications, 22 met inclusion criteria. Fourteen reported on CAT due to umbilical arterial catheter (UAC), two to extremity indwelling catheter (EIC), one to both and five to cardiac catheter (CC). The overall cumulative incidence of CAT was 21% (95% confidence interval [CI], 13-31) with a relative incidence of 20% (95% CI, 10-33) for UAC and 11% (95% CI, 3-21) for CC-related CAT...
April 25, 2018: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691131/-overweight-and-obesity-in-children-treated-for-congentital-heart-disease
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Francesca Perin, Carmen Carreras Blesa, Maria Del Mar Rodríguez Vázquez Del Rey, Inmaculada Cobo, José Maldonado
INTRODUCTION: The negative impact of overweight and obesity is potentially greater in children affected by a congenital heart disease (CHD). The aim of this study is to calculate the proportion of overweight and obesity in children who underwent an intervention for CHD, and to investigate systolic arterial hypertension as a possible early cardiovascular complication. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted on patients aged 6 to 17 years treated for CHD, and healthy control subjects, followed-up in a Paediatric Cardiology Clinic...
April 21, 2018: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674337/analysis-of-right-ventricular-myocardial-stiffness-and-relaxation-components-in-children-and-adolescents-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Yasunobu Hayabuchi, Akemi Ono, Yukako Homma, Shoji Kagami
BACKGROUND: The rate of left ventricular pressure decrease during isovolumic relaxation is traditionally assessed algebraically via 2 empirical indices: the monoexponential and logistic time constants (τE and τL ). Since the pattern of right ventricular (RV) pressure decrease is quite different from that of the left ventricular, we hypothesized that novel kinematic model parameters are more appropriate and useful to evaluate RV diastolic dysfunction. METHODS AND RESULTS: Eight patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (age 12...
April 19, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668568/transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-insertion-for-the-management-of-portal-hypertension-in-children
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Lauren Johansen, Patrick McKiernan, Khalid Sharif, Simon McGuirk
OBJECTIVES: To describe our 20-year experience with transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPSS) procedures for children with resistant portal hypertension (PHTN). METHODS: Retrospective review of all children that had a TIPSS performed at Birmingham Children's Hospital from 1 January 1995 - 1 January 2015. RESULTS: 40 children underwent 42 attempted TIPSS for resistant PHTN with recurrent variceal bleeding (n = 35), refractory ascites (n = 4), and hypersplenism (n = 1)...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659684/%C3%AF-3-fatty-acids-impaired-fetal-growth-and-cardiovascular-risk-nutrition-as-precision-medicine
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Michael R Skilton
Precision medicine refers to treatment or prevention strategies in a group of individuals identified by their phenotype or genotype. Dietary components or patterns may play an important role in precision medicine. There is emerging evidence to support a role for n-3 (ω-3) fatty acids in lowering blood pressure and reducing the extent of subclinical atherosclerosis in people born with impaired fetal growth, a group at increased risk of coronary artery disease partly due to an increased risk of hypertensive disorders...
March 1, 2018: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651318/the-prevalence-of-elevated-blood-pressure-in-a-sample-of-slovene-children-and-adolescents-a-pilot-study
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Tjaša Hertiš, Tadej Petek, Nataša Marčun Varda
Introduction: The aim of our study was to determine the prevalence of prehypertensive and elevated blood pressure in the hypertensive range (elevated BP) and obtain some anthropometric measures in Slovene children and adolescents. Methods: In the cross-sectional study lasting one year, we measured BP using mercury sphygmomanometers, as well as height, weight, waist, and hip circumferences in schools. Data from regular check-ups (oscillometric measurements) were also added to increase the sample size...
June 2018: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650343/safety-efficacy-and-management-of-subcutaneous-treprostinil-infusions-in-the-treatment-of-severe-pediatric-pulmonary-hypertension
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Marilyne Levy, Maria-Jesus Del Cerro, Sophie Nadaud, Karunakar Vadlamudi, Elizabeth Colgazier, Jeff Fineman, Damien Bonnet, Ian Adatia
BACKGROUND: Continuous intravenous epoprostenol was the first treatment approved for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) but administration through a central venous line carries risks of thrombosis and sepsis, particularly in children. We sought to evaluate the safety, efficacy and management of subcutaneous (SC) treprostinil in children with PAH. METHODS: Fifty-six children (median age 65, range 1-200 months) were treated with SC treprostinil. Clinical status, echocardiography, NT-proBNP, and site pain and infection were evaluated...
March 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622358/arterial-reconstructions-for-pediatric-splanchnic-artery-occlusive-disease
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Dawn M Coleman, Jonathan L Eliason, James C Stanley
OBJECTIVE: Pediatric splanchnic arterial occlusive disease is uncommon and a rare cause of clinically relevant intestinal ischemia. This study was undertaken to better define the clinical manifestations and appropriate treatment of celiac artery (CA) and superior mesenteric artery (SMA) occlusive disease in children. METHODS: Clinical courses of 30 consecutive children undergoing operations for splanchnic arterial occlusive disease at the University of Michigan from 1992 to 2017 were retrospectively analyzed...
April 2, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617893/serum-cortisol-and-cortisone-as-potential-biomarkers-of-partial-11%C3%AE-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-type-2-deficiency
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Cristian A Carvajal, Alejandra Tapia-Castillo, Carolina P Valdivia, Fidel Allende, Sandra Solari, Carlos F Lagos, Carmen Campino, Alejandro Martínez-Aguayo, Andrea Vecchiola, Constanza Pinochet, Claudia Godoy, Virginia Iturrieta, Rene Baudrand, Carlos E Fardella
Background: Pathogenic variations in HSD11B2 gene triggers the apparent mineralocorticoid excess syndrome (AME). There is scarce information regarding the phenotypes of subjects carrying heterozygous pathogenic variants in HSD11B2 gene. We investigated if serum cortisol/cortisone(F/E) ratio and cortisone are useful for identifying partial 11βHSD2 deficiency in those heterozygous subjects. Methods: We studied two patients diagnosed with AME and their families carrying either D223N or R213C mutation...
March 30, 2018: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29604514/renal-involvement-in-fatal-cases-of-chikungunya-virus-infection
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Marcela Mercado, Jorge Acosta-Reyes, Edgar Parra, Luis Guzmán, Mauricio Beltrán, Philippe Gasque, Carlos Mejía-García, Diego Viasus
BACKGROUND: Information regarding physiopathology and complications in fatal cases of chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is scarce. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to describe the frequency and severity of renal complications in fatal cases associated with CHIKV infection based on the clinical and histopathological features from post-mortem tissue biopsies. STUDY DESIGN: This retrospective study included fatal cases associated with CHIKV infection occurring from September 2014 through October 2015, reported to National System for Public Health Surveillance (SIVIGILA) and laboratory-confirmed by the National Institute of Health of Colombia...
March 23, 2018: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602408/an-update-on-hypertension-in-children-with-type-1-diabetes
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Mallory L Downie, Emma H Ulrich, Damien G Noone
The prevalence of hypertension in children with type 1 diabetes is reported to be between 6% and 16%. This potentially modifiable cardiovascular risk factor may go undiagnosed and undertreated, particularly in children with type 1 diabetes. Recent updated Canadian clinical practice guidelines recommend blood pressure screening every 2 years in children with type 1 diabetes as well as routine use of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. Risk factors for hypertension in type 1 diabetes include poor glycemic control, overweight and obesity and genetic predisposition for hypertension...
April 2018: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582539/association-between-atherosclerosis-and-handgrip-strength-in-non-hypertensive-populations-in-india-and-japan
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Hirotomo Yamanashi, Bharati Kulkarni, Tansy Edwards, Sanjay Kinra, Jun Koyamatsu, Mako Nagayoshi, Yuji Shimizu, Takahiro Maeda, Sharon E Cox
AIM: Although several risk factors contribute to the development of sarcopenia, whether preclinical atherosclerosis contributes to the risk of sarcopenia is not established. The present cross-sectional study aimed to investigate if there is an association between preclinical atherosclerosis and muscle strength among two ethnic populations. METHODS: Participants included individuals aged ≥40 years and enrolled in the third follow-up examination of the Andhra Pradesh Children and Parents Study, India, and in the baseline assessments of the Nagasaki Islands Study, Japan...
March 26, 2018: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581556/salt-sensitivity-of-blood-pressure-at-age-8-years-in-children-born-preterm
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Charlotte A Ruys, Joost Rotteveel, Monique van de Lagemaat, Harrie N Lafeber, Martijn J J Finken
Preterm birth and low birth weight have been associated with an increased risk of hypertension; postnatal growth and dietary salt intake may contribute to these associations. In adults, the change of blood pressure (BP) in response to modifications in salt intake, i.e., salt sensitivity of BP, has been independently associated with cardiovascular disease. Little is known about salt sensitivity in children. We hypothesize that it may partly explain the association between preterm birth and higher BP in later life...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575497/utility-of-doppler-sonography-for-renal-artery-stenosis-screening-in-obese-children-with-hypertension
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Pooja Makhija, Christopher Wilson, Sudha Garimella
Pediatric hypertension guidelines recommend Doppler renal ultrasonography as a screening study for the evaluation of possible renal artery stenosis (RAS) in normal-weight children ≥ 8 years of age who are suspected of having RAS and who will cooperate with the procedure. Obese children are excluded because of technical and vascular concerns. There are no data on RI in obese children. This is a retrospective review of children aged 1.5-18 who received Doppler imaging studies over a 10-year period. A total of 174 patients were studied...
April 2018: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575245/long-term-renal-tubular-damage-in-intrauterine-growth-restricted-rats
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Yayoi Murano, Hiromichi Shoji, Taichi Hara, Ikeda Naho, Amane Endo, Naoto Nishizaki, Toshiaki Shimizu
BACKGROUND: Several investigations have shown an association between intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and increased risk for renal diseases or hypertension in the later stages of life. However, mainly glomerular dysfunction is reported and limited information is available to link IUGR with renal tubular damage. The aim of this study was to investigate urinary markers of tubular damage in a rat model of IUGR induced by bilateral uterine artery ligation. METHODS: Pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats underwent bilateral uterine artery ligation, and sham surgeries were performed for the control group...
March 25, 2018: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
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