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Kirsten Rose-Felker, Michael S Kelleman, Robert M Campbell, Ritu Sachdeva
OBJECTIVE: To assess the appropriateness and diagnostic yield of TTEs ordered by various pediatric providers according to the pediatric appropriate use criteria (AUC) for outpatient transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) before its release. STUDY DESIGN: Clinic notes of patients aged ≤18 years who underwent initial outpatient TTE between April and September 2014 were reviewed to determine the AUC indication, and appropriateness was assigned based on the AUC document...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225219/educational-intervention-for-improving-the-appropriateness-of-transthoracic-echocardiograms-ordered-by-pediatric-cardiologists
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Ritu Sachdeva, Pamela S Douglas, Michael S Kelleman, Courtney E McCracken, Leo Lopez, Kenan W D Stern, Benjamin W Eidem, Oscar J Benavidez, Rory B Weiner, Elizabeth Welch, Robert M Campbell, Wyman W Lai
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate effectiveness of educational intervention (EI) in the Pediatric Appropriate Use of Echocardiography (PAUSE) study to improve appropriateness of transthoracic echocardiograms (TTEs) ordered in pediatric cardiology clinics. DESIGN: Data were prospectively collected after the publication of the Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) document during 2 phases: the pre-EI phase (1/1/15 to 4/30/15) and the post-EI phase (7/1/15 to 10/30/15)...
February 22, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195998/a-meta-analysis-on-the-diagnostic-performance-of-non-echoplanar-diffusion-weighted-imaging-in-detecting-middle-ear-cholesteatoma-10-years-on
#3
Ravi K Lingam, Paul Bassett
OBJECTIVE: To describe via a meta-analysis of the published literature, the performance of non-echo-planar diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) in detecting middle ear cholesteatoma. METHODOLOGY: A systematic review of the published literature was performed to identify original studies evaluating the diagnostic performance of non-echo-planar DWI in detecting middle ear cholesteatoma. Only studies with surgical correlation were included. A bi-variate meta-analysis and hierarchical summary receiver operating characteristic model was performed...
February 10, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177138/application-of-pediatric-appropriate-use-criteria-for-initial-outpatient-evaluation-of-syncope
#4
Heather M Phelps, Michael S Kelleman, Courtney E McCracken, Oscar J Benavidez, Robert M Campbell, Pamela S Douglas, Benjamin W Eidem, Wyman W Lai, Leo Lopez, Kenan W D Stern, Elizabeth Welch, Ritu Sachdeva
BACKGROUND: Syncope is a common reason for outpatient transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). We studied the applicability of pediatric appropriate use criteria (AUC) on initial outpatient evaluation of children (≤18 years) with syncope. METHODS: Data were obtained before (Phase I, April-September 2014) and after (Phase II, January-April 2015) the release of the AUC document from six participating pediatric cardiology centers. Site investigators determined the indication for TTE and assigned appropriateness rating based on the AUC document: Appropriate (A), May Be Appropriate (M), Rarely Appropriate (R), or "unclassifiable" (U) if it did not fit any scenario in the AUC document...
February 8, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165290/improved-fat-suppression-homogeneity-with-mdixon-turbo-spin-echo-tse-in-pediatric-spine-imaging-at-3-0%C3%A2-t
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Amber L Pokorney, Jonathan M Chia, Cory M Pfeifer, Jeffrey H Miller, Houchun H Hu
Background Robust fat suppression remains essential in clinical MRI to improve tissue signal contrast, minimize fat-related artifacts, and enhance image quality. Purpose To compare fat suppression between mDIXON turbo spin echo (TSE) and conventional frequency-selective and inversion-recovery methods in pediatric spine MRI. Material and Methods Images from T1-weighted (T1W) and T2-weighted (T2W) TSE sequences coupled with conventional methods and the mDIXON technique were compared in 36 patients (5.8 ± 5...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164029/trends-in-pediatric-echocardiography-and-the-yield-for-congenital-heart-disease-in-a-major-cardiac-referral-hospital-in-cameroon
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Clovis Nkoke, Eric Balti, Alain Menanga, Anastase Dzudie, Alain Lekoubou, Samuel Kingue, Andre Pascal Kengne
BACKGROUND: Congenital heart disease (CHD) is a common condition in children in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where it is associated with poor outcomes. Diagnosis of CHD in SSA depends essentially on echocardiography, which is available only in few urban referral centers. Our aim was to assess time changes in the pattern of referral for pediatric echocardiography and the subsequent diagnosis of structural CHD in a major SSA city. METHODS: All pediatric echocardiography performed between 2004 and 2013 at the echocardiography laboratory of the Yaounde General Hospital were reviewed...
January 2017: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163438/a-rare-case-of-cardiac-tumor-in-a-child
#7
Mallar Mukharjee, Jigna N Bathia, Apurba Ghosh, Anil Kumar Singhi
Pediatric cardiac tumors are rare and usually benign. An infectious etiology like tuberculosis invading myocardium and presenting as infiltrative mass is extremely rare. We present a case of a 15 month old girl with clinical feature of cardiac failure who had infiltrative multiple myocardial masses in echocardiogram. Advanced cardiac imaging by Cardiac Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) helped in tissue delineation. Therapeutic trial of anti-tubercular drugs in view clinical suspicion of Tuberculosis resulted in complete remission of symptom and disappearance of the cardiac mass...
January 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163426/a-pediatric-echocardiographic-z-score-nomogram-for-a-developing-country-indian-pediatric-echocardiography-study-the-z-score
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Rajendra Kumar Gokhroo, Avinash Anantharaj, Devendra Bisht, Kamal Kishor, Nishad Plakkal, Rajeswari Aghoram, Nivedita Mondal, Shashi K Pandey, Ramsagar Roy
BACKGROUND: Almost all presently available pediatric echocardiography Z-score nomograms are based on Western data. They may not be a suitable reference standard for assessing the sizes of cardiac structures of children from developing countries. OBJECTIVE: This study's objective was to collect normative data of 21 commonly measured cardiovascular structures using M-mode and two-dimensional echocardiography in Indian children aged between 4 and 15 years and to derive Z-score nomograms for each...
January 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161809/alteration-of-cardiac-deformation-in-acute-rejection-in-pediatric-heart-transplant-recipients
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Nitin Chanana, Charlotte S Van Dorn, Melanie D Everitt, Hsin Yi Weng, Dylan V Miller, Shaji C Menon
The objective of this study is to assess changes in cardiac deformation during acute cellular- and antibody-mediated rejection in pediatric HT recipients. Pediatric HT recipients aged ≤18 years with at least one episode of biopsy-diagnosed rejection from 2006 to 2013 were included. Left ventricular systolic S (SS) and SR (SSr) data were acquired using 2D speckle tracking on echocardiograms obtained within 12 h of right ventricular endomyocardial biopsy. A mixed effect model was used to compare cardiac deformation during CR (Grade ≥ 1R), AMR (pAMR ≥ 2), and mixed rejection (CR and AMR positive) versus no rejection (Grade 0R and pAMR 0 or 1)...
February 4, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150025/initial-field-test-of-a-cloud-based-cardiac-auscultation-system-to-determine-murmur-etiology-in-rural-china
#10
Lee Pyles, Pouya Hemmati, J Pan, Xiaoju Yu, Ke Liu, Jing Wang, Andreas Tsakistos, Bistra Zheleva, Weiguang Shao, Quan Ni
A system for collection, distribution, and long distant, asynchronous interpretation of cardiac auscultation has been developed and field-tested in rural China. We initiated a proof-of-concept test as a critical component of design of a system to allow rural physicians with little experience in evaluation of congenital heart disease (CHD) to obtain assistance in diagnosis and management of children with significant heart disease. The project tested the hypothesis that acceptable screening of heart murmurs could be accomplished using a digital stethoscope and internet cloud transmittal to deliver phonocardiograms to an experienced observer...
February 2, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146440/sudden-collapse-of-a-preschool-aged-child-on-the-playground
#11
RoseAnn L Scheller, Laurie H Johnson, Michelle C Caruso, Angela Lorts
PURPOSE: Primary cardiac events are rare in children. There is little information in the literature regarding the most appropriate emergency department (ED) management of this type of pediatric patient, especially with regard to medication use. SUMMARY: This case highlights the pediatric ED evaluation and treatment of sudden collapse in a child with an ultimate diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Cardiac disorders represent 2% to 6% of cases of pediatric syncope presenting to EDs, particularly if there are previous prodromal symptoms and/or a history of exertion...
February 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141852/imaging-of-pediatric-great-vessel-stents-computed-tomography-or-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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A M den Harder, D Suchá, R W van Hamersvelt, R P J Budde, P A de Jong, A M R Schilham, C Bos, J M P J Breur, T Leiner
BACKGROUND: Complications might occur after great vessel stent implantation in children. Therefore follow-up using imaging is warranted. PURPOSE: To determine the optimal imaging modality for the assessment of stents used to treat great vessel obstructions in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Five different large vessel stents were evaluated in an in-vitro setting. All stents were expanded to the maximal vendor recommended diameter (20mm; n = 4 or 10mm; n = 1), placed in an anthropomorphic chest phantom and imaged with a 256-slice CT-scanner...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129792/intramuscular-injection-of-human-umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-improves-cardiac-function-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy-rats
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Chenggang Mao, Xu Hou, Benzhen Wang, Jingwei Chi, Yanjie Jiang, Caining Zhang, Zipu Li
BACKGROUND: Stem cells provide a promising candidate for the treatment of the fatal pediatric dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). This study aimed to investigate the effects of intramuscular injection of human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hUCMSCs) on the cardiac function of a DCM rat model. METHODS: A DCM model was established by intraperitoneal injections of doxorubicin in Sprague-Dawley rats. hUCMSCs at different concentrations or cultured medium were injected via limb skeletal muscles, with blank medium injected as the control...
January 28, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126563/cardiac-dysfunction-at-echocardiogram-and-ferritin-as-early-markers-of-severity-in-pediatric-sepsis
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Cristian T Tonial, Pedro Celiny R Garcia, Louise Cardoso Schweitzer, Caroline A D Costa, Francisco Bruno, Humberto H Fiori, Paulo R Einloft, Ricardo Branco Garcia, Jefferson Pedro Piva
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to verify the association of echocardiogram, ferritin, C-reactive protein, and leukocyte count with unfavorable outcomes in pediatric sepsis. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was carried out from March to December 2014, with pediatric critical care patients aged between 28 days and 18 years. Inclusion criteria were diagnosis of sepsis, need for mechanical ventilation for more than 48h, and vasoactive drugs. Serum levels of C-reactive protein, ferritin, and leukocyte count were collected on the first day (D0), 24h (D1), and 72h (D3) after recruitment...
January 23, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
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/28070903/myocardial-deformation-in-pediatric-patients-with-mucopolysaccharidoses-a-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-study
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Francesco Borgia, Enrica Pezzullo, Vincenzo Schiano Lomoriello, Regina Sorrentino, Francesco Lo Iudice, Sara Cocozza, Roberto Della Casa, Giancarlo Parenti, Pietro Strisciuglio, Bruno Trimarco, Maurizio Galderisi
BACKGROUND: Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) are inherited lysosomal storage disorders caused by deficiency of required glycosaminoglycans breakdown enzymes, inducing cardiac involvement. Little is known about myocardial deformation involvement in MPS. Our aim was to assess biventricular structure and function in asymptomatic children with MPS using standard echo Doppler and 2D speckle tracking (STE). METHODS: Fifteen MPS children (one type I, six type II, three type III A, one III B, three IV A, one VI), asymptomatic for cardiac symptoms, and 15 age and sex-matched healthy controls underwent echo Doppler and STE...
January 10, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030425/features-of-hepatitis-in-hepatitis-associated-aplastic-anemia-clinical-and-histopathologic-study
#17
Kalyani R Patel, Alison Bertuch, Ghadir S Sasa, Ryan W Himes, Hao Wu
OBJECTIVES: Hepatitis-associated aplastic anemia (HAA) is a rare variant of aplastic anemia in which patients present with severe pancytopenia after an episode of acute hepatitis. The marrow failure is often rapid, severe, and usually fatal if untreated. The preceding hepatitis is largely under-studied. METHODS: Retrospective study of the clinical and histopathologic features of hepatitis in pediatric patients who subsequently developed aplastic anemia and comparison with consecutive cases of acute liver failure and random cases of autoimmune hepatitis during the same time frame...
January 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027452/all-inside-all-epiphyseal-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-skeletally-immature-athletes
#18
Frank A Cordasco, Stephanie Watson Mayer, Daniel W Green
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in skeletally immature athletes are increasing. PURPOSE: To evaluate the 2-year clinical outcomes of all-inside, all-epiphyseal ACL reconstruction in skeletally immature athletes with 3 to 6 years of remaining growth, with a focus on return to sport and the incidence of second surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: Twenty-three skeletally immature athletes were prospectively evaluated after all-epiphyseal ACL reconstruction utilizing a hamstring autograft...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012357/comparison-of-2d-single-shot-turbo-spin-echo-and-spin-echo-echo-planar-diffusion-weighted-brain-mri-at-3-0-tesla-preliminary-experience-in-children
#19
Amber L Pokorney, Jeffrey H Miller, Houchun H Hu
PURPOSE: To qualitatively compare a 2D single-shot turbo-spin-echo (ssTSE) diffusion-weighted imaging MRI technique with a spin-echo echo-planar imaging (SE-EPI) approach in pediatric neuroimaging. METHODS: Images were acquired at 3T in 15 patients (10.6±6.0years). A neuroradiologist rated the data based on the severity of image artifacts from air-tissue interfaces and devices such as ventriculoperitoneal shunts and orthodontia, and whether their presence affected diagnostic image quality...
December 15, 2016: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998444/-clinical-and-imaging-features-of-abdominal-rhabdomyosarcoma-of-non-organ-origin-in-children
#20
J Shi, J Du, W Wu, Q Wang
Objective: To evaluate the clinical and imaging features of abdominal rhabdomyosarcoma of non-organ origin in children. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical and imaging features of 12 pediatric patients with abdominal rhabdomyosarcoma confirmed by surgery and pathology at our hospital. Results: There were 9 boys and 3 girls, with an average age of (5.47±3.92) years old (range, 1 to 15). According to Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study (IRS) staging system, they were of stage Ⅲ to stage Ⅳ, and most were of embryonal type...
November 23, 2016: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
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