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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097194/the-mystery-of-the-z-score
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REVIEW
Alexander E Curtis, Tanya A Smith, Bulat A Ziganshin, John A Elefteriades
Reliable methods for measuring the thoracic aorta are critical for determining treatment strategies in aneurysmal disease. Z-scores are a pragmatic alternative to raw diameter sizes commonly used in adult medicine. They are particularly valuable in the pediatric population, who undergo rapid changes in physical development. The advantage of the Z-score is its inclusion of body surface area (BSA) in determining whether an aorta is within normal size limits. Therefore, Z-scores allow us to determine whether true pathology exists, which can be challenging in growing children...
August 2016: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094679/a-retrospective-analysis-of-a-pediatric-tele-echocardiography-service-to-treat-triage-and-reduce-trans-pacific-transport
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Christopher A Rouse, Brandon T Woods, C Becket Mahnke
Introduction Tele-echocardiography can ensure prompt diagnosis and prevent the unnecessary transport of infants without critical congenital heart disease, particularly at isolated locations lacking access to tertiary care medical centers. Methods We retrospectively reviewed all infants who underwent tele-echocardiography at a remote 16-bed level IIIB NICU from June 2005 to March 2014. Tele-echocardiograms were completed by cardiac sonographers in Okinawa, Japan, and transmitted asynchronously for review by pediatric cardiologists in Hawaii...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092429/residents-understanding-of-adult-congenital-heart-disease
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Paul Cooper, Morgan Hindes, Timothy M Maul, Stephen C Cook
OBJECTIVE: Medical residents are exposed to increasing numbers of adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD). While inadequate ACHD knowledge may lead to inappropriate practice, this educational deficit has not been investigated. Our aim was to analyze residents' attitudes, perceived ability, and knowledge of ACHD medicine. DESIGN, METHODS, OUTCOME MEASURES: A single center, multiprogram cross-sectional study was conducted in 2015 using an electronic survey to assess 472 medical residents' perceived knowledge and self-assessed skills related to ACHD medicine...
January 16, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092064/critical-congenital-heart-disease-newborn-screening-implementation-lessons-learned
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Monica R McClain, John S Hokanson, Regina Grazel, Kim Naarden Van Braun, Lorraine F Garg, Michelle R Morris, Kathleen Moline, Keri Urquhart, Amy Nance, Harper Randall, Marci K Sontag
Introduction The purpose of this article is to present the collective experiences of six federally-funded critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) newborn screening implementation projects to assist federal and state policy makers and public health to implement CCHD screening. Methods A qualitative assessment and summary from six demonstration project grantees and other state representatives involved in the implementation of CCHD screening programs are presented in the following areas: legislation, provider and family education, screening algorithms and interpretation, data collection and quality improvement, telemedicine, home and rural births, and neonatal intensive care unit populations...
January 16, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091832/utility-and-safety-of-the-safesept%C3%A2-transseptal-guidewire-for-electrophysiology-studies-with-catheter-ablation-in-pediatric-and-congenital-heart-disease
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Joseph J Knadler, Jeffrey B Anderson, Ahmad S Chaouki, Richard J Czosek, Chad Connor, Timothy K Knilans, David S Spar
PURPOSE: The atrial transseptal procedure is used in catheter ablation of left-sided arrhythmias. Studies in adult patients have shown the SafeSept™ transseptal guidewire (SSTG) to be effective in atrial transseptal procedures. We analyzed our 5-year experience with SSTG use in pediatric and congenital heart disease patients undergoing catheter ablation. METHODS: This is a single-center retrospective analysis of patients undergoing catheter ablation from 2009 to 2014...
January 14, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079836/symptomatic-cytomegalovirus-infections-in-the-first-year-of-life-when-is-antiviral-therapy-conceived-to-be-justified
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Katharina Schuster, Rangmar Goelz, Carsten Speckmann, Philipp Henneke
All infants treated with antiviral medication for symptomatic congenital (diagnosis <3 weeks) and probably postnatal (>3 weeks) cytomegalovirus infection were characterized with the help of a survey covering all German Pediatric hospitals between 2012 and 2013. We found that >50% of infants treated for cytomegalovirus were classified as probably postnatal cytomegalovirus infection, which was associated with preterm birth and underlying diseases of the immune system, heart or lung.
February 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072745/safety-and-efficacy-of-chloral-hydrate-for-conscious-sedation-of-infants-in-the-pediatric-cardiovascular-intensive-care-unit
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Mei-Lian Chen, Qiang Chen, Fan Xu, Jia-Xin Zhang, Xiao-Ying Su, Xiao-Zhen Tu
This study evaluates the safety and efficacy of chloral hydrate administration for the conscious sedation of infants in the pediatric cardiovascular intensive care unit (PCICU).We conducted a retrospective review of the charts of 165 infants with congenital heart disease who received chloral hydrate in our PCICU between January 2014 and December 2014. Chloral hydrate was administered orally or rectally to infants using doses of 50 mg/kg. We collected and analyzed relevant clinical parameters.The overall length of time to achieve sedation was ranged from 5 to 35 min (10...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068786/topical-and-low-dose-intravenous-tranexamic-acid-in-cyanotic-cardiac-surgery
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Jigar Patel, Mrugesh Prajapati, Hardik Patel, Hemang Gandhi, Shilpa Deodhar, Himani Pandya
Background Coagulopathy is a major problem in surgery for cyanotic congenital heart disease. Tranexamic acid has been used both topically and systemically and plays a vital role in pediatric cardiac surgery by reducing blood loss and blood product requirement. We aimed to determine the anti-fibrinolytic effectiveness of low-dose systemic or topical tranexamic acid or a combination of both. Methods Seventy-five patients were divided in 3 groups of 25. Group A patients were given tranexamic acid 20 mg kg(-1) intravenously after sternotomy and 20 mg kg(-1) after heparin reversal...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043758/-ebstein-s-like-anomaly-ventricular-double-inlet-a-rare-association
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Luis Muñoz Castellanos, Magdalena Kuri Nivon
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The association of univentricular heart with double inlet and Ebstein's "like" anomaly of the common atrioventricular valve is extremely rare. METHODS: Two hearts with this association are described with the segmental sequential system which determine the atrial situs, the types of atrioventricular and ventriculoarterial connections and associated anomalies. RESULTS: Both hearts had atrial situs solitus, and a univentricular heart with common atrioventricular valve, a foramen primum and double outlet ventricle with normal crossed great arteries...
December 30, 2016: Archivos de Cardiología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043739/canadian-cardiovascular-society-canadian-pediatric-cardiology-association-position-statement-on-pulse-oximetry-screening-in-newborns-to-enhance-detection-of-critical-congenital-heart-disease
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Kenny K Wong, Anne Fournier, Deborah S Fruitman, Lisa Graves, Derek G Human, Michael Narvey, Jennifer L Russell
Congenital heart disease is the most common congenital malformation and approximately 3 in 1000 newborns have critical congenital heart disease (CCHD). Timely diagnosis affects morbidity, mortality, and disability, and newborn pulse oximetry screening has been studied to enhance detection of CCHD. In this position statement we present an evaluation of the literature for pulse oximetry screening. Current detection strategies including prenatal ultrasound examination and newborn physical examination are limited by low diagnostic sensitivity...
October 26, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035425/myocardial-stress-perfusion-magnetic-resonance-initial-experience-in-a-pediatric-and-young-adult-population-using-regadenoson
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Cory V Noel, Ramkumar Krishnamurthy, Brady Moffett, Rajesh Krishnamurthy
BACKGROUND: Dipyridamole and adenosine are traditional pharmacological stressors for myocardial perfusion. Regadenoson, a selective adenosine A2A agonist, has a lower side effect profile with lower incidence of bronchospasm and bradycardia. There is a growing need for myocardial perfusion assessment within pediatrics. There is no report on the utility of regadenoson as a stress agent in children. OBJECTIVE: To observe the safety and feasibility of regadenoson as a pharmacologic stressor for perfusion cardiac MR in a pilot cohort of pediatric patients weighing more than 40 kg who have congenital heart disease and pediatric acquired heart disease...
December 29, 2016: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033081/clinical-databases-and-registries-in-congenital-and-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-cardiology-critical-care-and-anesthesiology-worldwide
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David F Vener, Michael Gaies, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Sara K Pasquali
The growth in large-scale data management capabilities and the successful care of patients with congenital heart defects have coincidentally paralleled each other for the last three decades, and participation in multicenter congenital heart disease databases and registries is now a fundamental component of cardiac care. This manuscript attempts for the first time to consolidate in one location all of the relevant databases worldwide, including target populations, specialties, Web sites, and participation information...
January 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025065/trends-in-u-s-cardiovascular-care-2016-report-from-4-acc-national-cardiovascular-data-registries
#13
REVIEW
Frederick A Masoudi, Angelo Ponirakis, James A de Lemos, James G Jollis, Mark Kremers, John C Messenger, John W M Moore, Issam Moussa, William J Oetgen, Paul D Varosy, Robert N Vincent, Jessica Wei, Jeptha P Curtis, Matthew T Roe, John A Spertus
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. National quality programs such as the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR®) permit assessments of the quality of care and outcomes for broad populations of patients with CVD. This report provides data from 2014 from four NCDR® hospital quality programs: 1) CathPCI® for coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention (667,424 procedures performed in 1,612 hospitals) ICD™ for implantable cardioverter defibrillators (158,649 procedures performed in 1,715 hospitals); 3) ACTION®-GWTG™ for acute coronary syndromes (182,903 patients admitted to 907 hospitals); and 4) IMPACT® for cardiac catheterization and intervention for pediatric and adult congenital heart disease (20,169 procedures in 76 hospitals)...
December 20, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007066/valve-sparing-aortic-root-replacement-in-pediatric-patients-lessons-learned-over-two-decades
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REVIEW
Luca A Vricella, Duke E Cameron
Valve-sparing aortic root replacement has been utilized in children with aneurysms of the proximal aorta as a valid alternative to composite mechanical or biologic prostheses. While the majority of pediatric patients with aortic root aneurysms have various forms of connective tissue disorders, other diagnostic groups have emerged, such as patients with various forms of congenital heart disease and non-syndromic thoracic aortic aneurysms. We present our experience with valve-sparing procedures in pediatric patients, highlighting the technical aspects of the operation as well as some of the pitfalls and complications we have encountered over the last two decades...
January 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998861/-risk-factors-for-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-following-surgeries-for-pediatric-critical-and-complex-congenital-heart-disease
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Shu-Rong Gong, Ying-Rui Zhang, Rong-Guo Yu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the risk factors for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in children receiving surgeries for critical and complex congenital heart disease (CCHD). METHODS: According to the 2011's Berlin definition of ARDS, the clinical data were collected from 75 children without ARDS (group I) and 80 children with ARDS (group II) following surgeries for CCHD performed in the Department of Cardiac Surgery of our hospital from January, 2009 to May, 2014...
December 20, 2016: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993359/perioperative-management-and-outcomes-of-esophageal-atresia-and-tracheoesophageal-fistula
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Dave R Lal, Samir K Gadepalli, Cynthia D Downard, Daniel J Ostlie, Peter C Minneci, Ruth M Swedler, Thomas Chelius, Laura Cassidy, Cooper T Rapp, Katherine J Deans, Mary E Fallat, S Maria E Finnell, Michael A Helmrath, Ronald B Hirschl, Rashmi S Kabre, Charles M Leys, Grace Mak, Jessica Raque, Frederick J Rescorla, Jacqueline M Saito, Shawn D St Peter, Daniel von Allmen, Brad W Warner, Thomas T Sato
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF) is a rare congenital anomaly lacking contemporary data detailing patient demographics, medical/surgical management and outcomes. Substantial variation in the care of infants with EA/TEF may affect both short- and long-term outcomes. The purpose of this study was to characterize the demographics, management strategies and outcomes in a contemporary multi-institutional cohort of infants diagnosed with EA/TEF to identify potential areas for standardization of care...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992621/survivorship-in-children-and-young-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-in-sweden
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Zacharias Mandalenakis, Annika Rosengren, Kristofer Skoglund, Georgios Lappas, Peter Eriksson, Mikael Dellborg
Importance: Mortality in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) has markedly decreased during recent decades because of advancement in pediatric care. However, there are limited data on survival trends in children and young adults with CHD compared with the general population. Objective: To determine survivorship in children and young adults with CHD compared with matched controls. Design, Setting, and Participants: A registry-based, prospective, matched-cohort study was conducted in Sweden...
December 19, 2016: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989075/maldi-imaging-mass-spectrometry-as-a-lipidomic-approach-to-heart-valve-research
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Peggi M Angel, Ahmed S Bayoumi, Robert B Hinton, Yan Ru Su, David Bichell, John E Mayer, H Scott Baldwin, Richard M Caprioli
BACKGROUND: Valvular disease is characterized in part by lipid deposition, but systematic analysis of the patterns of global lipid expression in healthy and diseased valve tissues are unknown. This is due in part to tissue limitations for lipidomic preparations and technologies for evaluating lipid distribution in tissues. The study aim was to examine the application of matrixassisted laser desorption ionization imaging mass spectrometry (MALDI IMS) to the aortic valve during development and disease, as an approach to detect and map lipids and ultimately better understand valve structure and function...
March 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986330/making-the-quick-diagnosis-a-case-of-neonatal-shock
#19
Mike Gardiner, Timothy K Ruttan, Andrew J Kienstra, Matthew Wilkinson
BACKGROUND: The work-up and initial management of a critically ill neonate is challenging and anxiety provoking for the Emergency Physician. While sepsis and critical congenital heart disease represent a large proportion of neonates presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) in shock, there are several additional etiologies to consider. Underlying metabolic, endocrinologic, gastrointestinal, neurologic, and traumatic disorders must be considered in a critically ill infant. Several potential etiologies will present with nonspecific and overlapping signs and symptoms, and the diagnosis often is not evident at the time of ED assessment...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986229/vi%C3%A1-n-tim-institut-du-coeur-success-of-a-congenital-heart-disease-center-in-a-developing-country
#20
EDITORIAL
Paul S Lajos, Alain F Carpentier
OBJECTIVE: The goal of the Viện Tim Institute du Coeur is to provide high quality cardiac surgical care to the Vietnamese population with 25% of care allocated to the indigent. This article discusses the history; functional and financial implementation of creating a long-term fully sustainable adult and pediatric cardiac surgery center in Southeast Asia in a developing country. METHODS: The Institut du Coeur in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is a fully functional and financially solvent cardiac surgery center that was formed 28 years ago...
July 2016: Annals of Global Health
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