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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925053/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-can-save-lives-in-children-with-heart-or-lung-failure-after-liver-transplantation
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Sandrine Jean, Christophe Chardot, Mehdi Oualha, Carmen Capito, Olivier Bustarret, Philippe Pouard, Sylvain Renolleau, Florence Lacaille, Laurent Dupic
The risk of cardiac or lung failure after liver transplantation (LT) is significant. In rare cases, the usual intensive care techniques fail to maintain organ oxygenation with a risk of multiorgan dysfunction. Although extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a difficult and risky procedure, it can be proposed as life-saving. Four children with either acute pulmonary (three) or cardiac (one) failure after LT, and the criteria that decided the use of ECMO (level of ventilation and results, dosage of inotropic drugs, cardiac ultrasound, blood lactate) were retrospectively reported...
September 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888855/cytomegalovirus-associated-severe-pneumonia-multi-organ-failure-and-ganciclovir-associated-arrhythmia-in-immunocompetent-child
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Ayman A Al-Eyadhy, Gamal Hasan, Rolan Bassrawi, Muneera Al-Jelaify, Mohamad-Hani Temsah, Ali Alhaboob, Fahad Al-Sohime, Majed Alabdulhafid
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) can rarely cause severe manifestations in immunocompetent individuals. Hereby, we report a twelve-year-old boy who presented with tachycardia, tachypnea, fever and leukocytosis, which progressed to hypoxemic respiratory failure and severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Subsequently, he developed multi-organ failure despite the ongoing full supportive care and empiric broad spectrum antibiotics. Cytomegalovirus infection was diagnosed by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) in blood and histopathological examination of lung biopsy...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886433/sudden-death-in-a-child-caused-by-a-giant-cavernous-hemangioma-of-the-anterior-mediastinum
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Yui Igari, Shirushi Takahashi, Akihito Usui, Yusuke Kawasumi, Masato Funayama
A 4-year-old girl who had been treated for asthma since the age of 2 years had a severe coughing fit and died suddenly. The patient had a history of occasional severe coughing fits, and these fits had been worsening in severity during the week before her death. Prior to death, she was taken to a clinician, and thymic hypertrophy was suspected based on chest X-ray findings. The clinician recommended that she visit a general hospital at a later date; however, she died that night. Postmortem radiology and autopsy revealed a large mass in the anterior mediastinum compressing the heart and airway, and no other findings attributable to sudden death were observed...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858859/independent-risk-factors-and-2-year-outcomes-of-acute-kidney-injury-after-surgery-for-congenital-heart-disease
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Daishi Hirano, Akira Ito, Akifumi Yamada, Daisuke Kakegawa, Saori Miwa, Chisato Umeda, Kosuke Chiba, Yoichi Takemasa, Ai Tokunaga, Hiroyuki Ida
BACKGROUND: Data are limited regarding risk factors for acute kidney injury (AKI) following cardiac surgery in children with congenital heart disease (CHD). This observational study was performed to examine temporal trends in AKI incidence according to the Pediatric Risk, Injury, Failure, Loss, End-Stage Renal Disease (pRIFLE) criteria, identify independent risk factors for AKI after cardiac surgery, and examine associations between AKI and long-term mortality. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 418 patients (259 males, 159 females; median age, 5 months) who underwent cardiac surgery for CHD between April 2007 and August 2013...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768908/nonmyocyte-erk1-2-signaling-contributes-to-load-induced-cardiomyopathy-in-marfan-mice
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Rosanne Rouf, Elena Gallo MacFarlane, Eiki Takimoto, Rahul Chaudhary, Varun Nagpal, Peter P Rainer, Julia G Bindman, Elizabeth E Gerber, Djahida Bedja, Christopher Schiefer, Karen L Miller, Guangshuo Zhu, Loretha Myers, Nuria Amat-Alarcon, Dong I Lee, Norimichi Koitabashi, Daniel P Judge, David A Kass, Harry C Dietz
Among children with the most severe presentation of Marfan syndrome (MFS), an inherited disorder of connective tissue caused by a deficiency of extracellular fibrillin-1, heart failure is the leading cause of death. Here, we show that, while MFS mice (Fbn1C1039G/+ mice) typically have normal cardiac function, pressure overload (PO) induces an acute and severe dilated cardiomyopathy in association with fibrosis and myocyte enlargement. Failing MFS hearts show high expression of TGF-β ligands, with increased TGF-β signaling in both nonmyocytes and myocytes; pathologic ERK activation is restricted to the nonmyocyte compartment...
August 3, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748885/cardiac-status-in-children-with-acute-poststreptococcal-glomerulonephritis
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Tushar Idhate, Syed Ahmed Zaki, Preeti Shanbag
Acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis (PSGN) is the most common type of glomerulonephritis seen in children. It can affect multiple organs with heart being frequently involved. Yet, there are very few studies on cardiac status in children with PSGN and hence this study was conducted. All consecutive children from 1 month to 12 years of age, admitted over a two-year period with a diagnosis of PSGN, were included in the study. An electrocardiogram (ECG) and two-dimensional echocardiogram were performed in all patients on admission and repeated at six and 12 weeks, if abnormal...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737598/epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-cardiac-arrest-in-pediatric-cardiac-icus
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Jeffrey A Alten, Darren Klugman, Tia T Raymond, David S Cooper, Janet E Donohue, Wenying Zhang, Sara K Pasquali, Michael G Gaies
OBJECTIVES: In-hospital cardiac arrest occurs in 2.6-6% of children with cardiac disease and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Much remains unknown about cardiac arrest in pediatric cardiac ICUs; therefore, we aimed to describe cardiac arrest epidemiology in a contemporary multicenter cardiac ICU cohort. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis within the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium clinical registry. SETTING: Cardiac ICUs within 23 North American hospitals...
July 21, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706619/kawasaki-disease-presenting-with-bloody-diarrhea-and-acute-renal-failure-first-case
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Mary Jacqueline Saviour, Sam Hassan
Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute febrile vasculitis of an unknown cause. It affects children <5 year of age, even if cases over 5 years old have been also reported. It is the commonest cause of acquired heart diseases in children which may lead to serious morbidity and mortality. The complications and mortality increase when the diagnosis is delayed. One of the main reasons leading to delayed diagnosis and consequent delayed treatment is the unusual presentation of KD. Its unusual manifestations have been increasingly reported to jeopardize the timely diagnosis and proper treatment...
June 26, 2017: Pediatric Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672079/acute-kidney-injury-in-congenital-cardiac-surgery-comparison-of-prifle-akin
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Murat Tanyildiz, Mesiha Ekim, Tanil Kendirli, Ercan Tutar, Zeynep Eyileten, Zeynep Birsin Ozcakar, Asli Kavaz, Fatos Yalcınkaya, Adnan Uysalel, Semra Atalay
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with an increased risk of mortality especially in pediatric intensive care units. The aim of this study is to determine the risk factors of AKI in children undergoing cardiac surgery for congenital heart disease and compare two different classification systems: pRIFLE and AKIN. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 145 patient undergoing pediatric congenital heart surgery who were between 1 month and 18 years and treated by the cardiovascular surgery department from January 2009 to October 2011...
July 3, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658196/late-term-gestation-is-associated-with-improved-survival-in-neonates-with-congenital-heart-disease-following-postoperative-extracorporeal-life-support
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Jane M McKenzie, Thomas Scodellaro, Yves d'Udekem, Roberto Chiletti, Warwick Butt, Siva P Namachivayam
OBJECTIVE: Several population-based studies have shown that gestational age 39-40 weeks at birth is associated with superior outcomes in various pediatric settings. A high proportion of births for neonates with congenital heart disease occur before 39 weeks. We aimed to assess the influence of late-term gestation (39-40 wk) on survival in neonates requiring extracorporeal life support following surgery for congenital heart disease. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study...
September 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634172/identifying-an-oxygenation-index-threshold-for-increased-mortality-in-acute-respiratory-failure
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Brandon G Hammond, Pamela Garcia-Filion, Paul Kang, Mounica Y Rao, Brigham C Willis, Heidi J Dalton
BACKGROUND: The objective of this work was to examine current oxygenation index (OI) data and outcomes using electronic medical record data to identify a specific OI value associated with mortality. METHODS: This study was a retrospective electronic medical record data review from the pediatric ICU of Phoenix Children's Hospital, with data mining for variables to calculate OIs on subjects age 1 month to 20 y mechanically ventilated >24 h, excluding those with known intracardiac shunts or cyanotic heart disease...
June 20, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603625/physiological-impact-of-high-flow-nasal-cannula-therapy-on-postextubation-acute-respiratory-failure-after-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-a-prospective-observational-study
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Naohiro Shioji, Tatsuo Iwasaki, Tomoyuki Kanazawa, Kazuyoshi Shimizu, Tomohiko Suemori, Kentaro Sugimoto, Yasutoshi Kuroe, Hiroshi Morimatsu
BACKGROUND: Reintubation after pediatric cardiac surgery is associated with a high rate of mortality. Therefore, adequate respiratory support for postextubation acute respiratory failure (ARF) is important. However, little is known about the physiological impact of high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) therapy on ARF after pediatric cardiac surgery. Our working hypothesis was that HFNC therapy for postextubation ARF after pediatric cardiac surgery improves hemodynamic and respiratory parameters...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601903/can-complications-in-febrile-neutropenia-be-predicted-report-from-a-developing-country
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Sapna Oberoi, Anirban Das, Amita Trehan, Pallab Ray, Deepak Bansal
PURPOSE: Febrile neutropenia (FN) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). We aimed to look at complications in febrile neutropenia and to derive a risk model for developing complications from the variables predicting complications. METHODS: Children on treatment for ALL, presenting with FN, were prospectively enrolled over a period of 1 year. Their clinical presentation, course during hospital stay, and outcomes were recorded...
June 11, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579111/clinical-features-and-prognosis-of-infective-endocarditis-in-children-insights-from-a-tunisian-multicentre-registry
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Walid Jomaa, Imen Ben Ali, Dorra Abid, Samia Hajri Ernez, Leila Abid, Faten Triki, Samir Kammoun, Anissa Gharbi, Oussama Ben Rejeb, Abdallah Mahdhaoui, Gouider Jeridi, Mohamed A Azaiez, Aymen El Hraiech, Khaldoun Ben Hamda, Faouzi Maatouk
BACKGROUND: Infective endocarditis (IE) is a rare condition in the paediatric setting. No data on the epidemiology and prognosis of IE in children are available from North African countries. AIM: To investigate the epidemiological profile and prognosis of IE in children in Tunisia. METHODS: All patients aged≤18 years presenting with IE in three Tunisian tertiary care centres between January 1997 and September 2013 were included. Clinical features and 30-day and 6-month mortality rates were studied...
May 31, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578358/incidence-and-outcome-of-acute-kidney-injury-by-the-prifle-criteria-for-children-receiving-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-after-heart-surgery
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Raja Abou Elella, Eiad Habib, Pavla Mokrusova, Princy Joseph, Hani Aldalaty, Mamdouh Al Ahmadi, Zohair Al Halees
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in patients treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). The RIFLE criteria demonstrate clinical relevance for diagnosing AKI and classifying its severity. OBJECTIVES: To systematically define the incidence, clinical course and outcome of AKI using the pediatric pRIFLE criteria. DESIGN: Retrospective, medical records review. SETTINGS: Pediatric cardiac surgical intensive care units at a tertiary care hospital in Riyadh...
May 2017: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542655/-risk-factors-associated-with-postoperative-acute-renal-failure-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-cardiopulmonary-bypass-surgery
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Elsa Nohemí Reyes-Flandes, Alejandro Herrera-Landero, Pascual Bobadilla-González, Juan Carlos Núñez-Enríquez
Acute renal failure (ARF) is a complication associated with cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) with an impact on morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors associated with postoperative IRA according to pediatric Risk, Injury, Failure, Loss, End-Stage Renal Disease scale in children undergoing cardiac surgery with CPB. PATIENTS AND METHOD: A nested case-control study was conducted. We included children under 16 years of age attended postoperative for CBP in a pediatric intensive care unit over a period of 18 months...
April 2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541598/pediatric-melody-mitral-valve-replacement-in-acute-endocarditis-alternative-surgical-hybrid-technique
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Ireneusz Haponiuk, Maciej Chojnicki, Radosław Jaworski, Mariusz Steffens, Konrad Paczkowski, Aneta Szofer-Sendrowska, Marta Paśko-Majewska, Katarzyna Gierat-Haponiuk, Anna Romanowicz, Wiktor Szymanowicz
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Acute endocarditis (AE) is still rare disease in pediatric population, nevertheless the children suffering from AE usually need heart valves repair or replacement in emergency settings. METHODS: We present a case of emergency mitral valve replacement with the use of Melody balloon expandable stented bioprosthesis in a 2-years-old patient with acute endocarditis, subsequent mitral (bicuspid) valve incompetence after aggressive infective destruction with the symptoms of critical multiorgan failure...
May 25, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515370/acute-kidney-injury-following-cardiopulmonary-bypass-in-children%C3%A3-risk-factors-and-outcomes
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Seon Hwa Lee, Soo-Jin Kim, Hyung Joong Kim, Jae Sung Son, Ran Lee, Tae Gyoon Yoon
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is the most common and most serious complication following heart surgery. We aimed to determine the prevalence of, and risk factors for, AKI following pediatric cardiac surgery.Methods and Results:We retrospectively analyzed 135 patients aged ≤18 years who underwent cardiac surgery for congenital heart defects; by RACHS-1 category, 58 patients (43%) had an operative risk score ≥3. AKI was defined and classified using the pediatric pRIFLE criteria (Pediatric Risk, Injury, Failure, Loss, and End-stage Kidney Disease); 19 patients (14...
May 17, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509675/acute-and-long-term-effects-of-left-ventricular-assist-device-support-on-right-ventricular-function-in-children-with-pediatric-pulsatile-ventricular-assist-devices
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Roberta Iacobelli, Arianna Di Molfetta, Gianluca Brancaccio, Sergio Filippelli, Stefano Morelli, Benedetta Natali, Alessandra Toscano, Fabrizio Drago, Antonio Amodeo
Right ventricular failure (RVF) is a significant issue when considering left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation in pediatrics. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of LVAD on right ventricular (RV) function in children. We retrospectively reviewed clinical and echocardiographic data of children who underwent Berlin Heart EXCOR LVAD focusing on RV function before and after implantation (1, 3, and 6 month follow-up). An isolated LVAD was used in 27 patients. Median age was 11 months (interquartile range [IQR]: 5-24 months), with a median weight of 6...
May 12, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425226/a-review-of-pediatric-pulmonary-hypertension-with-new-guidelines
#20
Serdar Kula, Ayhan Pektaş
This study aims to review pediatric pulmonary hypertension (PH) by comparing the guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)/European Respiratory Society (ERS), the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Thoracic Society (ATS), and the European Pediatric Pulmonary Vascular Disease Network (EPPVDN). All three sets of guidelines define PH as having a mean pulmonary artery pressure of ≥25 mmHg and accept the validity of the World Health Organization (WHO) classification system. Every child with a high index of suspicion for PH should undergo an initial work-up of chest X-rays, electrocardiography, and echocardiography...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
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