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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933640/tricuspid-annular-plane-systolic-excursion-as-a-marker-of-right-ventricular-dysfunction-in-pediatric-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Ericka S McLaughlin, Curtis Travers, William L Border, Shriprasad Deshpande, Ritu Sachdeva
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular systolic dysfunction (RVSD) is a predictor of outcomes in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in adults, but little is known in children. Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) has emerged as a reliable tool to assess RVSD. We sought to determine the prevalence and prognostic significance of RVSD using TAPSE in children with DCM. METHODS: The first echocardiogram at the time of diagnosis with DCM was analyzed to obtain left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and 2D TAPSE...
December 9, 2016: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926615/coronary-artery-evaluation-by-screening-echocardiogram-in-intercollegiate-athletes
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Walter J Hoyt, Peter N Dean, Daniel S Schneider, Mark R Conaway, Christopher M Kramer, Robert W Battle
INTRODUCTION: Coronary artery anomalies are the second most common congenital cause of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in young athletes. Some centers have advocated for limited transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) protocols in the screening of college athletes, which may miss important causes of SCD. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the ability of screening TTE to determine origin and proximal course of the coronary arteries in intercollegiate athletes...
December 6, 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895952/severe-hiatal-hernia-as-a-cause-of-failure-to-thrive-discovered-by-transthoracic-echocardiogram
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Clint J Moore, Devan A Conley, Cristóbal S Berry-Cabán, Ryan P Flanagan
A newborn infant with failure to thrive presented for murmur evaluation on day of life three due to a harsh 3/6 murmur. During the evaluation, a retrocardiac fluid filled mass was seen by transthoracic echocardiogram. The infant was also found to have a ventricular septal defect and partial anomalous pulmonary venous return. Eventually, a large hiatal hernia was diagnosed on subsequent imaging. The infant ultimately underwent surgical repair of the hiatal hernia at a tertiary care facility. Hiatal hernias have been noted as incidental extracardiac findings in adults, but no previous literature has documented hiatal hernias as incidental findings in the pediatric population...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888430/radiation-exposure-in-diagnostic-imaging-wisdom-and-prudence-but-still-a-lot-to-understand
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Paolo Tomà, Vittorio Cannatà, Elisabetta Genovese, Andrea Magistrelli, Claudio Granata
Since 2000, a series of scientific articles on CT have been raising increasing concern about the risk of radiation induced cancer in children. The alarming conclusions of some of these articles had international echo through global media, provoking widespread public concern. Actually, many of these alarming scientific publications appeared to be flawed by poor study design, but their conclusions were not openly contradicted. In US and Europe pediatric radiologists had to face a huge challenge, which brought to the Image Gently campaign and the Eurosafe initiative with the aim to rebut misinformation and to support medical radiation protection...
November 25, 2016: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887664/translating-sickle-cell-guidelines-into-practice-for-primary-care-providers-with-project-echo
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Lisa M Shook, Christina B Farrell, Karen A Kalinyak, Stephen C Nelson, Brandon M Hardesty, Angeli G Rampersad, Kay L Saving, Wanda J Whitten-Shurney, Julie A Panepinto, Russell E Ware, Lori E Crosby
BACKGROUND: Approximately 100,000 persons with sickle cell disease (SCD) live in the United States, including 15,000 in the Midwest. Unfortunately, many patients experience poor health outcomes due to limited access to primary care providers (PCPs) who are prepared to deliver evidence-based SCD care. Sickle Treatment and Outcomes Research in the Midwest (STORM) is a regional network established to improve care and outcomes for individuals with SCD living in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin...
2016: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878632/utility-of-echocardiography-in-the-assessment-of-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-and-restrictive-physiology-in-children-and-young-adults-with-restrictive-cardiomyopathy-a-comparative-echocardiography-catheterization-study
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Thomas D Ryan, Peace C Madueme, John L Jefferies, Erik C Michelfelder, Jeffrey A Towbin, Jessica G Woo, Rashmi D Sahay, Eileen C King, Roberta Brown, Ryan A Moore, Michelle A Grenier, Bryan H Goldstein
The aim of the study is to determine the utility of echocardiography in the assessment of diastolic function in children and young adults with restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM). RCM is a rare disease with high mortality requiring frequent surveillance. Accurate, noninvasive echocardiographic measures of diastolic function may reduce the need for invasive catheterization. Single-center, prospective, observational study of pediatric and young adult RCM patients undergoing assessment of diastolic parameters by simultaneous transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) and invasive catheterization...
November 23, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878626/reducing-fluoroscopic-radiation-exposure-during-endomyocardial-biopsy-in-pediatric-transplant-recipients
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Jeffrey G Gossett, Christina L Sammet, Anya Agrawal, Karen Rychlik, David F Wax
Endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) with fluoroscopy is used for rejection surveillance in pediatric heart transplantation. Lowering frame rate may reduce radiation, but decreases temporal resolution and image quality. We undertook a quality initiative reducing frame rate from 10 frames per second (FPS) to 5 FPS. To assess whether lowering frame rate can reduce radiation exposure without compromising safety, data on EMBs from 9/2009 to 4/2013 without angiography or intervention were reviewed. Effective dose was calculated from dose area product (DAP) and fluoroscopy time...
November 23, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863016/appropriateness-and-diagnostic-yield-of-inpatient-pediatric-echocardiograms
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Sean M Lang, Elijah Bolin, Joshua A Daily, Xinyu Tang, R Thomas Collins
OBJECTIVE: Multiple reports have shown echocardiograms for certain indications are neither cost-effective nor of high diagnostic yield. Given the ease with which tests can be obtained at a tertiary academic children's hospital, our aims were to: (1) determine the diagnostic yield of inpatient studies by in-hospital location; (2) evaluate inpatient echocardiograms to determine indications and level of appropriateness; and (3) evaluate the frequency of cardiology involvement prior to those echocardiograms...
November 8, 2016: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860542/successful-fetal-tele-echo-at-a-small-regional-hospital
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Julianna Brown, Brian Holland
BACKGROUND: Prenatal diagnosis of complex congenital heart disease (CHD) has been shown to improve newborn outcomes. The rate of prenatal diagnosis and access to fetal echocardiography vary widely across the United States. INTRODUCTION: A clinical fetal tele-echo service was established at King's Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) in Ashland, KY, a region in eastern Kentucky that is 3 h from the nearest congenital heart surgeon. The aim of this study was to determine if fetal tele-echo utilizing local sonographers at a small regional hospital can accurately and efficiently identify fetuses with complex CHD...
November 18, 2016: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847299/an-mrspec-database-query-and-visualization-engine-with-applications-as-a-clinical-diagnostic-and-research-tool
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Filip Miscevic, Justin Foong, Benjamin Schmitt, Susan Blaser, Michael Brudno, Andreas Schulze
PURPOSE: Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRspec), one of the very few techniques for in vivo assessment of neuro-metabolic profiles, is often complicated by lack of standard population norms and paucity of computational tools. METHODS: 7035 scans and clinical information from 4430 pediatric patients were collected from 2008 to 2014. Scans were conducted using a 1.5T (n=3664) or 3T scanner (n=3371), and with either a long (144ms, n=5559) or short echo time (35ms, n=1476)...
November 9, 2016: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833495/postoperative-pain-management-of-liver-transplantation-in-cystic-fibrosis-is-it-time-to-start-us-guided-neuraxial-blocks
#11
M Piazza, G Martucci, A Arcadipane
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common life-limiting genetic disease in Caucasians. Declining lung function is the principal cause of death, but liver involvement can lead to the need for liver transplantation. General anesthesia has detrimental effects on pulmonary function, increasing perioperative morbidity and mortality in CF patients. Regional anesthetic techniques improve outcomes by reducing anesthetic drugs and administration of opioids, and hastening extubation, awakening, and restarting respiratory of physiotherapy...
October 2016: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829710/early-norepinephrine-decreases-fluid-and-ventilatory-requirements-in-pediatric-vasodilatory-septic-shock
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Suchitra Ranjit, Rajeswari Natraj, Sathish Kumar Kandath, Niranjan Kissoon, Balasubramaniam Ramakrishnan, Paul E Marik
AIMS: We previously reported that vasodilatation was common in pediatric septic shock, regardless of whether they were warm or cold, providing a rationale for early norepinephrine (NE) to increase venous return (VR) and arterial tone. Our primary aim was to evaluate the effect of smaller fluid bolus plus early-NE versus the American College of Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) approach to more liberal fluid boluses and vasoactive-inotropic agents on fluid balance, shock resolution, ventilator support and mortality in children with septic shock...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826712/subclinical-pulmonary-hypertension-in-childhood-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-associated-with-minor-disease-manifestations
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Pedro Anuardo, Monica Verdier, Natali W S Gormezano, Gabriela R V Ferreira, Gabriela N Leal, Alessandro Lianza, Juliana C O A Ferreira, Rosa M R Pereira, Nadia E Aikawa, Maria Teresa Terreri, Claudia S Magalhães, Simone Appenzeller, Maria Carolina Dos Santos, Silvana B Sachetti, Claudio A Len, Gecilmara S Pilleggi, Simone Lotufo, Eloisa Bonfá, Clovis A Silva
The aim of this study was to evaluate pulmonary hypertension (PH) in 852 childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) patients. This was a large multicenter study conducted in 10 Pediatric Rheumatology Services of São Paulo state, Brazil. PH was defined as systolic pulmonary artery pressure >35 mmHg and/or measurement of the mean pulmonary artery pressure >25 mmHg and/or diastolic pressure >15 mmHg by transthoracic echocardiogram. Demographic data, clinical manifestations, disease activity score (SLEDAI-2K), disease damage score (SLICC/ACR-DI) and treatments were also evaluated...
November 8, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826707/diagnostic-yield-of-outpatient-pediatric-echocardiograms-impact-of-indications-and-specialty
#14
Sean M Lang, Elijah Bolin, Sarah Hardy, Xinyu Tang, R Thomas Collins
Multiple reports have shown that echocardiograms are neither cost-effective nor of high diagnostic yield for a number of indications. This study sought to evaluate the impact of indications and provider type on the diagnostic yield of first-time outpatient pediatric echocardiograms. All initial echocardiograms interpreted at our institution from February 2009 to December 2014 were reviewed retrospectively. Positive findings were defined as any abnormality of structure or function. Ordering physicians were grouped as Primary Care, Subspecialist, or Cardiologist...
November 8, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824679/blood-pressure-and-left-ventricular-mass-index-in-healthy-adolescents
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Usama A Daimee, Marc B Lande, Wan Tang, Xin M Tu, Peter Veazie, John D Bisognano, Robert Block, John C Teeters
Primary hypertension among children and adolescents is increasing in prevalence and has been associated with the sequela of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), defined by increased left ventricular mass index (LVMI). The association between high blood pressure (BP) and LVMI in an otherwise healthy pediatric population is not well understood. We evaluated the relationship between measures of BP and LVMI in a group of healthy adolescents. We conducted a retrospective review of 55 high school athletes who participated in a community health screen, which included collecting BP readings and limited echocardiograms...
November 7, 2016: Blood Pressure Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820133/decrease-of-cardiac-base-rotation-in-2d-speckle-tracking-indicates-drug-induced-cardiomyopathy-after-chemotherapy-in-children-with-cancer
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Kosuke Yanagimoto, Yasuhiro Okamoto, Yuichi Kodama, Takuro Nishikawa, Takayuki Tanabe, Yoshifumi Kawano
Drug-induced cardiomyopathy can be life-threatening in patients with cancer. Our objective was to explore early detection of drug-induced cardiomyopathy in children with cancer. We enrolled pediatric outpatients diagnosed with cancer between 2012 and 2013. In addition, we recruited pediatric outpatients in good general condition without cardiac disease or cancer, as controls. We measured the serum levels of biomarkers and performed chest radiography, electrocardiography, and ultrasound cardiography (UCG). We analyzed left ventricular (LV) torsion and torsion-related parameters using 2-dimensional (2D) speckle tracking on UCG...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802802/improved-high-resolution-pediatric-vascular-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-with-gadofosveset-enhanced-3d-respiratory-navigated-inversion-recovery-prepared-gradient-echo-readout-imaging-compared-to-3d-balanced-steady-state-free-precession-readout-imaging
#17
Animesh Tandon, Sassan Hashemi, W James Parks, Michael S Kelleman, Denver Sallee, Timothy C Slesnick
BACKGROUND: Improved delineation of vascular structures is a common indication for cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) in children and requires high spatial resolution. Currently, pre-contrast 3D, respiratory navigated, T2-prepared, fat saturated imaging with a bSSFP readout (3D bSSFP) is commonly used; however, these images can be limited by blood pool inhomogeneity and exaggeration of metal artifact. We compared image quality of pediatric vasculature obtained using standard 3D bSSFP to 3D, respiratory navigated, inversion recovery prepared imaging with a gradient echo readout (3D IR GRE) performed after administration of gadofosveset trisodium (GT), a blood pool contrast agent...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784739/long-term-follow-up-after-catheter-ablation-of-atrioventricular-nodal-reentrant-tachycardia-in-children
#18
David Backhoff, Sophia Klehs, Matthias J Müller, Heike E Schneider, Thomas Kriebel, Thomas Paul, Ulrich Krause
BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation of the slow conducting pathway (SP) is treatment of choice for atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT). Although there are abundant data on AVNRT ablation in adult patients, little is known about the long-term results ≥3 years after AVNRT ablation in pediatric patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Follow-up data from 241 patients aged ≤18 years who had undergone successful AVNRT ablation were analyzed. Median age at ablation had been 12...
November 2016: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780555/relation-of-left-atrial-size-to-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-aged-%C3%A2-22%C3%A2-years
#19
Douglas Y Mah, Divya Shakti, Kimberlee Gauvreau, Steven D Colan, Mark E Alexander, Dominic J Abrams, David W Brown
Left atrial (LA) dilation has been shown to be associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) in the adult population, with some studies indicating that larger LAs are more prone to AF recurrence. The relation of LA size to AF in the pediatric and young adult population has not been investigated. In this study, all pediatric patients (aged ≤22 years) who presented to Boston Children's Hospital from January 2002 to December 2012 with AF were reviewed. Patients with significant congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathies, proven channelopathies, previous cardiac surgery, end-stage renal disease, or severe lung disease/cystic fibrosis were excluded...
September 30, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746560/the-risk-of-shorter-fasting-time-for-pediatric-deep-sedation
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Mathew Clark, Esma Birisci, Jordan E Anderson, Christina M Anliker, Micheal A Bryant, Craig Downs, Abdallah Dalabih
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines adopted by the American Academy of Pediatrics calls for prolonged fasting times before performing pediatric procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA). PSA is increasingly provided to children outside of the operating theater by sedation trained pediatric providers and does not require airway manipulation. We investigated the safety of a shorter fasting time compared to a longer and guideline compliant fasting time. We tried to identify the association between fasting time and sedation-related complications...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
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