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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145300/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-neonatal-screening-of-critical-congenital-heart-defects-in-china
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Ruoyan Gai Tobe, Gerard R Martin, Fuhai Li, Akinori Moriichi, Bin Wu, Rintaro Mori
BACKGROUND: Pulse oximetry screening is a highly accurate tool for the early detection of critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) in newborn infants. As the technique is simple, noninvasive, and inexpensive, it has potentially significant benefits for developing countries. The aim of this study is to provide information for future clinical and health policy decisions by assessing the cost-effectiveness of CCHD screening in China. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We developed a cohort model to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of screening all Chinese newborns annually using 3 possible screening options compared to no intervention: pulse oximetry alone, clinical assessment alone, and pulse oximetry as an adjunct to clinical assessment...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103604/incidence-predictors-and-mortality-of-infective-endocarditis-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-without-prosthetic-valves
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Darren Mylotte, Dinela Rushani, Judith Therrien, Liming Guo, Aihua Liu, Kenneth Guo, Giuseppe Martucci, Andrew S Mackie, Jay S Kaufman, Ariane Marelli
Congenital heart disease (CHD) increases the risk of infective endocarditis (IE), though the lesion-specific risk and mortality are poorly defined. Using the population-based Quebec CHD database, we sought to describe the predictors of IE and to evaluate if IE was associated with mortality among adult CHD (ACHD) patients without prior valve replacement surgery. We extracted data on ACHD patients with IE and assessed the lesion-specific incidence of IE, risk factors for IE acquisition, and all-cause 1-year mortality...
October 14, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073929/health-related-quality-of-life-of-mothers-of-children-with-congenital-heart-disease-in-a-sub-saharan-setting-cross-sectional-comparative-study
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Lidia Sileshi, Endale Tefera
BACKGROUND: While the Health Related Quality of Life of the children with congenital heart defects is primarily affected, caring for a child with birth defect has an impact on the family's quality of life as well. Understanding the level of quality of life of the parents, which is likely to vary in different cultural settings, beliefs and parental educational status may help to implement educational programs and other interventional measures that may improve the HRQOL of parents of such children...
October 26, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056267/airway-ciliary-dysfunction-association-with-adverse-postoperative-outcomes-in-nonheterotaxy-congenital-heart-disease-patients
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Eileen Stewart, Phillip S Adams, Xin Tian, Omar Khalifa, Peter Wearden, Maliha Zahid, Cecilia W Lo
OBJECTIVE: Heterotaxy (HTX) congenital heart disease (CHD) patients with ciliary dysfunction (CD) have been shown to have increased postoperative respiratory morbidity. We hypothesized that non-HTX CHD infants with CD also will have increased postoperative morbidity, particularly respiratory complications. METHODS: Sixty-three infants with non-HTX CHD undergoing cardiac surgery were enrolled. Tests commonly used to assess for CD, nasal nitric oxide (nNO) measurements and nasal epithelial ciliary motion (CM) assessment, were obtained...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055602/late-graft-dysfunction-after-pediatric-heart-transplantation-is-associated-with-fibrosis-and-microvasculopathy-by-automated-digital-whole-slide-analysis
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Brian Feingold, Jennifer Picarsic, Andrew Lesniak, Benjamin A Popp, Michelle A Wood-Trageser, Anthony J Demetris
BACKGROUND: Histopathologic features of late graft dysfunction (LGD) in endomyocardial biopsies (EMBs) after pediatric heart transplantation (HT) have been incompletely described and rarely quantified. We employed automated, morphometric analysis of whole-slide EMB images to objectively quantify fibrosis and microvasculopathy after pediatric HT. METHODS: Nine recipients with clinical LGD were matched with controls on age, listing diagnosis, crossmatch and time since HT...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050122/-radiation-protection-in-pediatric-interventional-procedures-of-congenital-heart-diseases
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J R Bai, L Wu
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October 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042864/recent-advances-in-pediatric-interventional-cardiology
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REVIEW
Seong-Ho Kim
During the last 10 years, there have been major technological achievements in pediatric interventional cardiology. In addition, there have been several advances in cardiac imaging, especially in 3-dimensional imaging of echocardiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and cineangiography. Therefore, more types of congenital heart diseases can be treated in the cardiac catheter laboratory today than ever before. Furthermore, lesions previously considered resistant to interventional therapies can now be managed with high success rates...
August 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039684/parenting-stress-in-parents-of-infants-with-congenital-heart-disease-and-parents-of-healthy-infants-the-first-year-of-life
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Nadya Golfenshtein, Alexandra L Hanlon, Janet A Deatrick, Barbara Medoff-Cooper
While we know that the parents of infants with congenital heart disease (CHD), the most prevalent group of congenital anomalies, experience increased parenting stress, the stress levels throughout infancy have yet to be studied. Stress experienced by parents beyond the normative stress of parenting can interfere with parenting processes, and bear adverse family outcomes. This prospective cohort study was conducted to describe and compare parenting stress levels during infancy between parents of infants with complex CHD and parents of healthy infants...
October 17, 2017: Compr Child Adolesc Nurs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028633/acute-kidney-injury-in-congenital-heart-disease
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Katja M Gist, David M Kwiatkowski, David S Cooper
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality in patients with congenital heart disease undergoing cardiac surgery or in pediatric patients with congestive heart failure. RECENT FINDINGS: This review describes the definition and various manifestations of AKI, the impact of biomarkers on the diagnosis of AKI, the importance of fluid overload as a consequence of AKI and its long-term impact. SUMMARY: There are novel biomarkers for AKI detection that should facilitate early recognition and intervention to prevent or attenuate the effects of AKI and fluid overload...
October 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027708/advancing-prenatal-detection-of-congenital-heart-disease-a-novel-screening-protocol-improves-early-diagnosis-of-complex-congenital-heart-disease
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Karen M Letourneau, David Horne, Reeni N Soni, Keith R McDonald, Fern C Karlicki, Randy R Fransoo
OBJECTIVES: Prenatal diagnosis of complex congenital heart disease (CHD) during routine obstetric ultrasound (US) examinations improves postnatal outcomes, but sensitivity is low (<40%). Our objective was to improve our prenatal detection of complex CHD with implementation of a specific screening protocol. METHODS: From January 2003 to December 2013, 506 consecutive confirmed cases of complex CHD in the province of Manitoba, Canada, were analyzed to compare the sensitivity and positive predictive value of prenatal US detection of complex CHD before and after the introduction of a novel prenatal screening protocol...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993401/diagnosis-and-management-of-noncardiac-complications-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
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REVIEW
George K Lui, Arwa Saidi, Ami B Bhatt, Luke J Burchill, Jason F Deen, Michael G Earing, Michael Gewitz, Jonathan Ginns, Joseph D Kay, Yuli Y Kim, Adrienne H Kovacs, Eric V Krieger, Fred M Wu, Shi-Joon Yoo
Life expectancy and quality of life for those born with congenital heart disease (CHD) have greatly improved over the past 3 decades. While representing a great advance for these patients, who have been able to move from childhood to successful adult lives in increasing numbers, this development has resulted in an epidemiological shift and a generation of patients who are at risk of developing chronic multisystem disease in adulthood. Noncardiac complications significantly contribute to the morbidity and mortality of adults with CHD...
October 9, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988213/management-of-pneumatosis-intestinalis-in-children-over-the-age-of-6-months-a-conservative-approach
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Leel Nellihela, Mohamed Mutalib, David Thompson, Kammermeier Jochen, Manasvi Upadhyaya
BACKGROUND: Pneumatosis intestinalis (PI) is an uncommon and poorly understood condition. Although it can be an incidental finding in asymptomatic individuals, it can also be secondary to life-threatening bowel ischaemia and sepsis. In premature infants, it is a pathognomonic sign of necrotising enterocolitis. There is no consensus regarding management and long-term outcome of children with PI. AIM: Review of our experience of PI in children beyond the early infantile period...
October 7, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980093/incidence-of-fever-and-positive-bacterial-cultures-in-neonates-receiving-prostaglandin
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Fares Alghanem, Stephanie L Rakestraw, Kurt R Schumacher, Gabe E Owens
Prostaglandin E (PGE1) is necessary to maintain ductus arteriosus patency in many newborns with congenital heart disease. Because PGE1 therapy commonly leads to fever, and given this population's fragile state, a complete sepsis workup is often performed in febrile, but otherwise asymptomatic, patients. This practice of liberal evaluation with bacterial cultures, empiric antibiotic treatment, and delays in essential surgical intervention may result in poor resource utilization and lead to increased iatrogenic morbidity...
October 4, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977206/repair-of-double-orifice-left-av-valve-dolavv-with-endocardial-cushion-defect-in-adult
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Vivek Velayudhan Pillai, Jayakumar Karunakaran
Double orifice left atrioventricular valve (DOLAVV) or double orifice mitral valve (DOMV) is a rare congenital cardiac anomaly manifesting either as an isolated lesion (mitral stenosis or mitral insufficiency) or in association with other congenital cardiac defects. Signs of mitral valve disease are usually present along with the symptoms of associated coexistent congenital heart diseases. Mitral insufficiency due to annular dilatation is seen when DOLAVV is associated with endocardial cushion defects. Surgical intervention like mitral valve repair or replacement is required in 50% of patients and yields good results...
July 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975959/challenges-of-congenital-heart-disease-in-grown-up-patients
#15
Markus Schwerzmann, Fabienne Schwitz, Corina Thomet, Alexander Kadner, Jean-Pierre Pfammatter, Kerstin Wustmann
Nowadays, more than 90% of all children born with congenital heart disease (CHD) reach adult life. Although initially considered to be cured, the majority of them continue to need specialised follow-up because they require re-do interventions or are at increased risk of cardiovascular complications and premature death. Arrhythmias are the most common cause of unscheduled hospital visits for grown-up CHD (GUCH) patients, accounting for one third of emergency admissions in these patients. Some GUCH patients are also at increased risk for sudden cardiac death...
October 4, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970633/congenital-heart-diseases-and-anaesthesia
#16
REVIEW
Sandip Waman Junghare, Vinayak Desurkar
Patients with congenital heart diseases (CHDs) are at increased risk of developing complications during anaesthesia. Improvements in medical and surgical management in recent decades have resulted in significantly more children with CHD surviving to adulthood. The aim of this article is to focus on broad classification of CHD and to provide an updated review on the current perioperative anaesthetic management of CHD patients in different settings such as (a) interventional cardiac procedures that have dominated the field, (b) uncorrected patients for non-cardiac surgery and (c) corrected patients for non-cardiac surgery...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955719/impact-of-a-pediatric-cardiology-clinical-program-on-congenital-heart-disease-outcomes-in-guyana
#17
Debra Isaac, Vikhashni Nagesh, Alexandra Bell, Rodrigo Soto, Marisa Seepersaud, Kimberley Myers, Saif Zahir
Background: Children with congenital heart disease (CHD) in Guyana have not historically been managed with timely intervention, increasing the likelihood of serious, irreversible complications. In 2014, a pediatric cardiology clinical program (Guyana Paediatric Cardiology Steering Committee [GPCSC]) and partnership with International Children's Heart Foundation (BabyHeart) was developed to improve CHD care. Objectives: To describe the characteristics of CHD in Guyanese children and to determine the impact of GPCSC on CHD outcomes...
2017: Global Pediatric Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948390/factors-influencing-outcomes-after-cardiac-intervention-in-infants-with-trisomy-13-and-18
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Renuka Peterson, Nandini Calamur, Andrew Fiore, Charles Huddleston, Kimberly Spence
Cardiac intervention remains controversial in patients with trisomy 13 and 18 and little is known about factors that may affect outcomes. The goal of this study was to evaluate preoperative factors and surgical approach with respect to outcomes in these patients. Patients with congenital heart disease and trisomy 13 or 18 presenting to our institution from 2004 through 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were grouped into complete intervention, palliated intervention, and non-intervention. Pre-intervention variables, timing and type of intervention, post-intervention outcomes, and survival were recorded and comparisons were made between the groups...
September 25, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944224/the-relationship-between-parental-rearing-behavior-resilience-and-depressive-symptoms-in-adolescents-with-congenital-heart-disease
#19
Ju Ryoung Moon, Jinyoung Song, June Huh, I-Seok Kang, Seung Woo Park, Sung-A Chang, Ji-Hyuk Yang, Tae-Gook Jun
OBJECTIVES: Parental rearing behavior is one factor that influences the strength of resilience. In turn, resilience influences depression. However, it is unclear whether resilience has a mediating effect on the relationship between parental rearing and depression in adolescents with congenital heart disease (CHD). Therefore, the associations between parental rearing behavior and resilience and between rearing behavior and symptoms of depression were investigated with respect to age, gender and disease severity...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942393/prognostic-value-of-galectin-3-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
#20
Vivan J M Baggen, Annemien E van den Bosch, Jannet A Eindhoven, Myrthe E Menting, Maarten Witsenburg, Judith A A E Cuypers, Eric Boersma, Jolien W Roos-Hesselink
OBJECTIVE: Galectin-3 is an emerging biomarker for risk stratification in patients with heart failure. This study aims to investigate the release of galectin-3 and its association with cardiovascular events in patients with adult congenital heart disease (ACHD). METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, 602 consecutive patients with ACHD who routinely visited the outpatient clinic were enrolled between 2011 and 2013. Galectin-3 was measured in thaw serum by batch analysis...
September 23, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
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