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G Mortamet, G Emeriaud, P Jouvet, B Fauroux, S Essouri
Respiratory failure is the leading cause of hospital admissions in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Mechanical ventilation, preferentially delivered by a non-invasive route (NIV), is currently the first-line treatment for respiratory failure since it is associated with a reduction in the intubation rate. This ventilatory support is increasingly used in the PICU, but its wider use contrasts with the paucity of studies in this field. This review aims to describe the main indications of NIV in acute settings: (i) bronchiolitis; (ii) postextubation respiratory failure; (iii) acute respiratory distress syndrome; (iv) pneumonia; (v) status asthmaticus; (vi) acute chest syndrome; (vii) left heart failure; (viii) exacerbation of chronic respiratory failure; (ix) upper airway obstruction and (x) end-of-life care...
November 23, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878630/diagnostic-and-prognostic-value-of-plasma-levels-of-cardiac-myosin-binding-protein-c-as-a-novel-biomarker-in-heart-failure
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Doaa El Amrousy, Hossam Hodeib, Ghada Suliman, Nahed Hablas, Eman Ramadan Salama, Ahmed Esam
Heart failure (HF) has high morbidity and mortality in children. This study aimed to investigate the value of cardiac myosin binding protein-C (cMyBP-C) as a diagnostic and prognostic biomarker in children with heart failure. This study was a prospective case-control study that involved 50 children with acute HF and 25 healthy children of matched age and sex as a control group. cMyBP-C plasma levels were measured in patients with HF at the time of admission and 1 month after treatment. Echocardiographic assessment was done for all children...
November 23, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
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
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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/27849657/long-term-follow-up-on-health-related-quality-of-life-after-mechanical-circulatory-support-in-children
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Thilo P K Fleck, Georg Dangel, Felix Bächle, Christoph Benk, Jochen Grohmann, Johannes Kroll, Matthias Siepe, Rene Höhn, Janbernd Kirschner, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Brigitte Stiller
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate health-related quality of life in long-term survivors of mechanical circulatory support after acute cardiopulmonary failure. DESIGN: Prospective follow-up study. SETTING: Single-institutional in a center for congenital heart disease and pediatric cardiology. PATIENTS: Fifty patients who underwent 58 mechanical circulatory support therapies in our institution from 2001 to 2012...
November 15, 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848189/the-impact-of-disability-and-social-determinants-of-health-on-condition-specific-readmissions-beyond-medicare-risk-adjustments-a-cohort-study
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Jennifer Meddings, Heidi Reichert, Shawna N Smith, Theodore J Iwashyna, Kenneth M Langa, Timothy P Hofer, Laurence F McMahon
BACKGROUND: Readmission rates after pneumonia, heart failure, and acute myocardial infarction hospitalizations are risk-adjusted for age, gender, and medical comorbidities and used to penalize hospitals. OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of disability and social determinants of health on condition-specific readmissions beyond current risk adjustment. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Retrospective cohort study of Medicare patients using 1) linked Health and Retirement Study-Medicare claims data (HRS-CMS) and 2) Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project State Inpatient Databases (Florida, Washington) linked with ZIP Code-level measures from the Census American Community Survey (ACS-HCUP)...
November 15, 2016: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806793/-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-rescuing-12-children-with-acute-fulminant-myocarditis
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L F Ye, Y Fan, C M Zhang, Q Shu, L Z Du, R Lin
Objective: To summarize clinical experience of using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in rescuing children with acute fulminant myocarditis (AFM). Method: Data of 12 children with acute fulminate myocarditis (6 boys and 6 girls, median age 8.3 (0.6, 13.0) years, median weight 33.1 (6, 61) kg) who were rescued with ECMO in Children's Hospital, Zhejiang University from September 2009 to August 2015 were analyzed retrospectively. The analysis focused on the intervene timing of ECMO for the cardiogenic shock and hypoperfusion caused by heart failure and(or) lethal arrhythmia and the essentials of ECMO cardiopulmonary resuscitation(ECPR) for cardiac arrest in pediatric AFM were summarized...
November 2, 2016: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801533/prevalence-and-outcomes-of-heart-transplantation-in-children-with-intellectual-disability
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Aaron Wightman, Heather L Bartlett, Qianqian Zhao, Jodi M Smith
Heart transplantation in children with intellectual disability is a controversial issue. We sought to describe the prevalence and outcomes of heart transplantation in children with intellectual disability and hypothesized that recipients with intellectual disability have comparable short-term outcomes compared to recipients without intellectual disability. We performed a retrospective cohort analysis of children receiving a first heart-alone transplant in the UNOS STAR database from 2008 to 2013. Recipients with intellectual disability were compared to those without using chi-square tests...
November 1, 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783382/short-term-effects-of-neuromuscular-blockade-on-global-and-regional-lung-mechanics-oxygenation-and-ventilation-in-pediatric-acute-hypoxemic-respiratory-failure
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Marlon E F Wilsterman, Pauline de Jager, Robert Blokpoel, Inez Frerichs, Sandra K Dijkstra, Marcel J I J Albers, Johannes G M Burgerhof, Dick G Markhorst, Martin C J Kneyber
BACKGROUND: Neuromuscular blockade (NMB) has been shown to improve outcome in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in adults, challenging maintaining spontaneous breathing when there is severe lung injury. We tested in a prospective physiological study the hypothesis that continuous administration of NMB agents in mechanically ventilated children with severe acute hypoxemic respiratory failure (AHRF) improves the oxygenation index without a redistribution of tidal volume V T toward non-dependent lung zones...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754180/ed-08-4-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-hypertensive-emergency-in-children
#9
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/27702773/clinical-outcomes-in-3343-children-and-adults-with-rheumatic-heart-disease-from-14-low-and-middle-income-countries-2-year-follow-up-of-the-global-rheumatic-heart-disease-registry-the-remedy-study
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Liesl Zühlke, Ganesan Karthikeyan, Mark E Engel, Sumathy Rangarajan, Pam Mackie, Blanche Cupido, Katya Mauff, Shofiqul Islam, Rezeen Daniels, Veronica Francis, Stephen Ogendo, Bernard Gitura, Charles Mondo, Emmy Okello, Peter Lwabi, Mohammed M Al-Kebsi, Christopher Hugo-Hamman, Sahar S Sheta, Abraham Haileamlak, Wandimu Daniel, Dejuma Yadeta Goshu, Senbeta G Abdissa, Araya G Desta, Bekele A Shasho, Dufera M Begna, Ahmed ElSayed, Ahmed S Ibrahim, John Musuku, Fidelia Bode-Thomas, Christopher C Yilgwan, Ganiyu A Amusa, Olukemi Ige, Basil Okeahialam, Christopher Sutton, Rajeev Misra, Azza Abul Fadl, Neil Kennedy, Albertino Damasceno, Mahmoud U Sani, Okechukwu S Ogah, Taiwo Olunuga, Huda ElHassan, Ana Olga Mocumbi, Abiodun M Adeoye, Pindile S Mntla, Dike B Ojji, Joseph Mucumbitsi, Koon Teo, Salim Yusuf, Bongani M Mayosi
BACKGROUND: -There are few contemporary data on the mortality and morbidity associated with rheumatic heart disease (RHD) or information on their predictors. We report the two year follow-up of individuals with RHD from 14 low and middle income countries in Africa and Asia. METHODS: -Between January 2010 and November 2012, we enrolled 3343 patients from 25 centers in 14 countries and followed them for two years to assess mortality, congestive heart failure (CHF), stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), recurrent acute rheumatic fever (ARF), and infective endocarditis (IE)...
October 4, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698703/emergency-treatment-and-nursing-of-children-with-severe-pneumonia-complicated-by-heart-failure-and-respiratory-failure-10-case-reports
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Wanli Li, Xinjiang An, Mingyu Fu, Chunli Li
Pneumonia refers to lung inflammation caused by different pathogens or other factors, and is a common pediatric disease occurring in infants and young children. It is closely related to the anatomical and physiological characteristics of infants and young children and is more frequent during winter and spring, or sudden changes in temperature. Pneumonia is a serious disease that poses a threat to children's health and its morbidity and mortality rank first, accounting for 24.5-65.2% of pediatric inpatients...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692597/usefulness-of-serial-n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-measurements-to-predict-cardiac-death-in-acute-and-chronic-dilated-cardiomyopathy-in-children
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Susanna L den Boer, Dimitris Rizopoulos, Gideon J du Marchie Sarvaas, Ad P C M Backx, Arend D J Ten Harkel, Gabriëlle G van Iperen, Lukas A J Rammeloo, Ronald B Tanke, Eric Boersma, Willem A Helbing, Michiel Dalinghaus
N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) is an important predictor of outcome in adults with heart failure. In children with heart failure secondary to dilated cardiomyopathy (DC) markers that reliably predict disease progression and outcome during follow-up are scarce. We investigated whether serial NT-proBNP measurements were predictive for outcome in children with DC. All available NT-proBNP measurements in children with DC were analyzed. Linear mixed-effect models and Cox regression were used to analyze the predictive value of NT-proBNP on the end point of cardiac death (death, heart transplantation, or mechanical circulatory support)...
August 30, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27673581/takotsubo-syndrome-in-the-paediatric-population-a-case-report-and-a-systematic-review
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Alessia Urbinati, Pierpaolo Pellicori, Federico Guerra, Alessandro Capucci, Andrew L Clark
We describe the case of a takotsubo syndrome in a 12-year-old male patient following an acute intracranial haemorrhage, which had a favourable outcome. We also performed a systematic review of published case reports in patients younger than 18 years. Although takotsubo syndrome is common in postmenopausal women, in the paediatric population it equally affects both sexes. Compared with adults, paediatric patients more commonly present with heart failure symptoms or loss of consciousness. A higher proportion of paediatric patients have ST segment depression on ECG...
September 24, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643137/ed-08-4-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-hypertensive-emergency-in-children
#14
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/27530824/incidence-severity-and-association-with-adverse-outcome-of-hyponatremia-in-children-hospitalized-with-heart-failure
#15
Jack F Price, Paul F Kantor, Robert E Shaddy, Joseph W Rossano, Jason F Goldberg, Joseph Hagan, Timothy J Humlicek, Antonio G Cabrera, Aamir Jeewa, Susan W Denfield, William J Dreyer, Ayse Akcan-Arikan
Hyponatremia is a common finding in adults hospitalized with heart failure (HF) and is associated with longer hospital stays and increased mortality. The significance of hyponatremia in children with HF is not known. We sought to determine the incidence of hyponatremia and association with clinical outcome in children hospitalized with HF. Admission and inpatient serum sodium concentrations were analyzed in 141 consecutive children hospitalized with acute decompensated HF. Inclusion criteria include patients (age, birth to 21 years) with biventricular hearts who were hospitalized for HF from January 2007 to December 2012...
October 1, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27490589/chronic-heart-failure
#16
Timothy M Hoffman
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this review are to discuss the paradigms used to stage heart failure in children, the classification and physiologic profile of cardiomyopathies, and the acute and chronic pharmacologic management of heart failure. DATA SOURCE: MEDLINE, PubMed. CONCLUSION: The etiology of chronic heart failure in pediatrics is vast. The paradigm of extrapolating adult clinical trials and technological advancements to treat heart failure in children has become a nonsustainable model...
August 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27462838/acute-rheumatic-fever-an-evidence-based-approach-to-diagnosis-and-initial-management
#17
Kajal Khanna, Deborah R Liu
Acute rheumatic fever is an inflammatory reaction involving the joints, heart, and nervous system that occurs after a group A streptococcal infection. It typically presents as a febrile illness with clinical manifestations that could include arthritis, carditis, skin lesions, or abnormal movements. Of these, the cardiac manifestations of acute rheumatic fever are most concerning, as children may present in acute heart failure and may go on to develop valvular insufficiency or stenosis. Because this is a rare presentation to emergency departments in developed countries, it is crucial for clinicians to keep a broad differential when presented with clinical presentations suspicious for acute rheumatic fever...
August 2016: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27454307/-epidemiology-and-clinical-presentation-of-sarcoidosis
#18
U Costabel, T E Wessendorf, F Bonella
Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease of unknown aetiology. Typical histology shows epithelioid cell granulomas, and typical immunopathology enhanced Th1 type immune responses in the involved organs. The disease occurs worldwide, but more frequently in northern countries than in the south. In Germany, the incidence is estimated to be 10 per 100,000, and the prevalence 44-48 per 100,000. Sarcoidosis usually affects adults under 50 years of age, but can also be seen in children, adolescents and in the elderly. Women are more frequently affected than men...
July 25, 2016: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27447654/environment-and-health-not-only-cancer
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EDITORIAL
Annamaria Colao, Giovanna Muscogiuri, Prisco Piscitelli
The Hippocratic tradition emphasized environmental causes of diseases and the need for harmony between the individual and the natural environment as the right philosophy to maintain a good health status. Public awareness and scientific attention concerning environmental pollution is usually focused on the consequent increased risk of developing cancer. Air pollution has been recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) to cause cardiovascular and respiratroy diseases, as well as lung cancer, after acute/chronic exposure to fine particulates (PM2...
2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27369103/-use-of-levosimendan-in-children
#20
P-E Séguéla, N Tafer, J-B Thambo, P Mauriat
Levosimendan is a calcium-sensitizing drug with positive inotropic properties. As an inodilator, this molecule also has a vasodilation effect. While its efficacy has been demonstrated in the adult in the context of cardiac surgery, its pediatric use is still not widespread. Many studies have shown its safety of use in children, including in the newborn. Across the world, a growing number of teams use levosimendan to treat both acute and chronic heart failure. Through a review of the literature, we describe its pharmacodynamic effects, its current applications, and its perspectives of use in children...
August 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
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