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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079864/bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-and-pulmonary-hypertension-a-meta-analysis
#1
G Al-Ghanem, P Shah, S Thomas, L Banfield, S El Helou, C Fusch, A Mukerji
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a complication of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) but the true impact of PH in patients with BPD remains unclear. We sought to systematically review and meta-analyze incidence of PH in BPD and compare clinical outcomes of BPD patients with PH to those without PH in preterm infants. STUDY DESIGN: Medline, Embase, PsychINFO and CINAHL were searched from January 2000 through December 2015. Cohort, case-control and randomized studies were included...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072745/safety-and-efficacy-of-chloral-hydrate-for-conscious-sedation-of-infants-in-the-pediatric-cardiovascular-intensive-care-unit
#2
Mei-Lian Chen, Qiang Chen, Fan Xu, Jia-Xin Zhang, Xiao-Ying Su, Xiao-Zhen Tu
This study evaluates the safety and efficacy of chloral hydrate administration for the conscious sedation of infants in the pediatric cardiovascular intensive care unit (PCICU).We conducted a retrospective review of the charts of 165 infants with congenital heart disease who received chloral hydrate in our PCICU between January 2014 and December 2014. Chloral hydrate was administered orally or rectally to infants using doses of 50 mg/kg. We collected and analyzed relevant clinical parameters.The overall length of time to achieve sedation was ranged from 5 to 35 min (10...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067830/bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-chronic-lung-disease-of-infancy-and-long-term-pulmonary-outcomes
#3
REVIEW
Lauren M Davidson, Sara K Berkelhamer
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a chronic lung disease most commonly seen in premature infants who required mechanical ventilation and oxygen therapy for acute respiratory distress. While advances in neonatal care have resulted in improved survival rates of premature infants, limited progress has been made in reducing rates of BPD. Lack of progress may in part be attributed to the limited therapeutic options available for prevention and treatment of BPD. Several lung-protective strategies have been shown to reduce risks, including use of non-invasive support, as well as early extubation and volume ventilation when intubation is required...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058755/characteristics-of-bordetella-pertussis-infection-among-infantsand-children-admitted-to-paediatric-intensive-care-units-in-greece-a-multicentre-11-year-study
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Maria S Kazantzi, Anargyroula Prezerakou, Serafeia N Kalamitsou, Stavroula Ilia, Panagiotis K Kalabalikis, John Papadatos, Maria M Sdougka, George Briassoulis, Maria N Tsolia
AIM: To describe children with pertussis who required intensive care. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of pertussis admissions to all (six) national intensive care units in Greece from 2003 to 2013. RESULTS: A total of 31 children were included, 28 of whom were younger than 12 months old. Cough was the most prominent symptom, being present in 27 of 31 (87%) patients, and on admission, only 7 (22.6%) satisfied the case definition...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056166/nitric-oxide-for-respiratory-failure-in-infants-born-at-or-near-term
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REVIEW
Keith J Barrington, Neil Finer, Thomas Pennaforte, Gabriel Altit
BACKGROUND: Nitric oxide (NO) is a major endogenous regulator of vascular tone. Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) gas has been investigated as treatment for persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether treatment of hypoxaemic term and near-term newborn infants with iNO improves oxygenation and reduces rate of death and use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), or affects long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes. SEARCH METHODS: We used the standard search strategy of the Cochrane Neonatal Review Group to search the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL; 2016, Issue 1), MEDLINE via PubMed (1966 to January 2016), Embase (1980 to January 2016) and the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL; 1982 to January 2016)...
January 5, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042638/black-lung-persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-of-the-newborn-saudi-experience-with-sildenafil-and-nitric-oxide
#6
AbdulRahman M Alnemri
To determine the clinical presentation, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment outcome of Saudi infants with black lung persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). Methods: This is a retrospective review of all neonates with PPHN presented to the Armed Force Hospital Southern Region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from January 2012 to December 2014. Results: Ten term and near term infants presented with PPHN were included. Maternal diabetes and Down syndrome were the most common identified risk factors for PPHN in the study group...
January 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995291/assessing-myocardial-function-in-infants-with-pulmonary-hypertension-the-role-of-tissue-doppler-imaging-and-tricuspid-annular-plane-systolic-excursion
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Chalese Richardson, Cynthia Amirtharaj, Dorota Gruber, Denise A Hayes
Transthoracic echocardiography is the most common noninvasive method of evaluating pulmonary hypertension (PH) in infants. Identification of reliable, quantitative indices of myocardial function may enhance the diagnostic value of echocardiography in this population. We hypothesized that pulsed wave tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) and tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) would be reproducible measurements and would suggest decreased ventricular function, in infants with PH. This retrospective case-control study involved subjects diagnosed clinically and echocardiographically with PH at <12 months of age, matched with controls by age and gestational age (GA)...
December 19, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986977/risk-factors-for-postoperative-mortality-in-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-a-single-centre-observational-study
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Darya Kadir, Helene Engstrand Lilja
BACKGROUND: The management of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a major challenge. The mortality is dependent on associated malformations, the severity of pulmonary hypoplasia, pulmonary hypertension and iatrogenic lung injury associated with aggressive mechanical ventilation. The aims of the study were to investigate the mortality over time in a single paediatric surgical centre, to compare the results with recent reports and to define the risk factors for mortality. METHODS: The medical records of infants with CDH from two time periods: 1995-2005 and 2006-2016 were reviewed...
December 16, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986502/pathophysiology-screening-and-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-infants-with-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-a-review-of-the-literature
#9
REVIEW
Gabriel Altit, Adrian Dancea, Claudia Renaud, Thérèse Perreault, Larry C Lands, Guilherme Sant'Anna
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a common complication of extreme prematurity, which has increased over the last 20 years. BPD is associated with increased morbidities and mortality. It has been increasingly recognized that BPD affects overall lung development including the pulmonary vasculature. More recent studies have demonstrated an increased awareness of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PH) in BPD patients and recent international guidelines have advocated for better screening. This review will describe the current understanding of the pathophysiology of PH in infants with BPD, the in-depth assessment of the available literature linking PH and BPD, and propose an approach of screening and diagnosis of PH in infants with BPD...
November 9, 2016: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940758/neonatal-morbidity-after-maternal-use-of-antidepressant-drugs-during-pregnancy
#10
Ulrika Nörby, Lisa Forsberg, Katarina Wide, Gunnar Sjörs, Birger Winbladh, Karin Källén
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the rate of admissions to NICUs, as well as infants' morbidity and neonatal interventions, after exposure to antidepressant drugs in utero. METHODS: Data on pregnancies, deliveries, prescription drug use, and health status of the newborn infants were obtained from the Swedish Medical Birth Register, the Prescribed Drug Register, and the Swedish Neonatal Quality Register. We included 741 040 singletons, born between July 1, 2006, and December 31, 2012...
November 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940508/persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-of-the-newborn-in-late-preterm-and-term-infants-in-california
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Martina A Steurer, Laura L Jelliffe-Pawlowski, Rebecca J Baer, J Colin Partridge, Elizabeth E Rogers, Roberta L Keller
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There are limited epidemiologic data on persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). We sought to describe the incidence and 1-year mortality of PPHN by its underlying cause, and to identify risk factors for PPHN in a contemporary population-based dataset. METHODS: The California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development maintains a database linking maternal and infant hospital discharges, readmissions, and birth and death certificates from 1 year before to 1 year after birth...
January 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915325/possible-role-of-sildenafil-citrate-in-the-recurrence-of-neovascularization-in-laser-regressed-aggressive-posterior-rop
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Chaitra Jayadev, Phanibhushan Ramasastry, Alia Gul, Anand Vinekar
BACKGROUND: Systemic diseases and their treatment influence aggressive posterior retinopathy of prematurity. CASE CHARACTERISTICS: A premature infant with aggressive posterior retinopathy of prematurity underwent laser treatment with a favourable outcome. She was started on oral sidenafil citrate for pulmonary hypertension. Ten days later she developed neovascularization within the lasered retina. INTERVENTION/OUTCOME: Considering the possible role of sildenafil in this unusual development, the drug was withdrawn resulting in regression of the neovascularization...
November 7, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895951/persistent-tachypnea-and-alveolar-hemorrhage-in-an-infant-an-unexpected-etiology
#13
John Bishara, Angela Webb, Christina Valsamis, Claudia Halaby, Melodi Pirzada
Persistent tachypnea and failure to thrive during infancy have a broad differential diagnosis which includes pulmonary and cardiovascular disorders. Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) is a rare entity in children. DAH requires an extensive work-up as certain conditions may need chronic therapy. Cardiovascular disorders are included in the etiology of DAH. We present a case of an 8-month-old female with a moderate, restrictive patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) admitted to the hospital with respiratory distress and failure to thrive...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895230/an-arginase-1-snp-that-protects-against-the-development-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-enhances-no-mediated-apoptosis-in-lymphocytes
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Jennifer K Trittmann, Yi Jin, Louis G Chicoine, Yusen Liu, Bernadette Chen, Leif D Nelin
Arginase and nitric oxide synthase (NOS) share a common substrate, l-arginine, and have opposing effects on vascular remodeling. Arginase is the first step in polyamine and proline synthesis necessary for cellular proliferation, while NO produced from NOS promotes apoptosis. Previously, we identified a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the arginase-1 (ARG1) gene, rs2781666 (T-allele) that was associated with a decreased risk for developing pulmonary hypertension (PH) in a cohort of infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)...
November 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843119/potential-nutrients-for-preventing-or-treating-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
#15
REVIEW
Liya Ma, Ping Zhou, Josef Neu, Hung-Chih Lin
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a frequent complication occurring in extremely preterm infants. Despite recent advances in newborn medicine, the incidence of BPD does not appear to have changed markedly, and specific treatments and prevention strategies are still lacking. Nutrition plays an important role in normal lung development and maturation. Malnutrition may delay somatic growth and new alveoli development, thus aggravating pulmonary injury involved in the pathogenesis of BPD. However, few nutrients have been investigated for their potential to mitigate the pathogenesis of BPD...
September 15, 2016: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837262/outcomes-of-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-repair-on-extracorporeal-life-support
#16
Jamie Golden, Nicole Jones, Jessica Zagory, Shannon Castle, David Bliss
PURPOSE: Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is applied to refractory pulmonary hypertension in congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). We evaluate the single-center outcomes of infants with CDH to determine the utility of late repair on ECLS versus repair post-decannulation. METHODS: Records of infants with CDH (2004-2014) were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: CDH was diagnosed in 177 infants. Sixty six (37%) underwent ECLS, of which, 11 died prior to repair, 33 were repaired post-decannulation, and 22 were repaired on ECLS...
November 11, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801982/risk-factors-for-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-children-and-young-adults
#17
Estelle Naumburg, Lars Söderström, Daniel Huber, Inge Axelsson
OBJECTIVES: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) has been linked to preterm birth explained by congenital heart defects and pulmonary diseases. WORKING HYPOTHESIS: Other factors may influence the risk of PH among adolescences and children born premature. STUDY DESIGN: This national registry-based study assess risk of PH following premature birth adjusted for known risk factors. PATIENT-SUBJECT SELECTION AND METHODOLOGY: All cases born 1993-2010, identified by diagnostic codes applicable to PH and retrieved from the Swedish Registry of Congenital Heart Disease (N = 67)...
November 1, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777530/venous-myocardial-infarction-in-an-infant-with-obstructed-totally-anomalous-pulmonary-venous-drainage-and-coronary-sinus-ostial-atresia
#18
Deepa Prasad, James P Strainic, Khyati Pandya, Peter C Kouretas, Ravi C Ashwath
We report a rare causal association between obstructed supracardiac totally anomalous pulmonary venous drainage and coronary sinus ostial atresia. Our 12-week-old patient developed venous myocardial infarction secondary to coronary venous hypertension because her sole route of coronary venous drainage was obstructed. She recovered after the obstruction was relieved by balloon dilation. Surgical repair then included anastomosis of the pulmonary venous confluence to the left atrium, ligation of the vertical vein, and unroofing of the coronary sinus...
October 2016: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777426/survival-and-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-of-very-low-birth-weight-infants-in-a-regional-core-hospital-in-kochi-japan
#19
Hidehiko Maruyama, Yusei Nakata, Akane Kanazawa, Kiyoshi Kikkawa
We sought to clarify the survival and neurodevelopmental outcomes of very low birth weight infants (VLBWIs) and to identify risk factors for death or neurodevelopmental impairment (NDI) in VLBWIs at our hospital. The total study population was 217 infants born in 2005-2012 weighing 1,500 g. We compared their outcomes with those from previous reports analyzed the causes of death. Risk factors for death after discharge or NDI were evaluated by a multivariate logistic regression analysis. The incidences of death or NDI reported revealed in this study and the database of Neonatal Research Network of Japan were 25...
October 2016: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760764/bnp-troponin-i-and-ykl-40-as-screening-markers-in-extremely-preterm-infants-at-risk-for-pulmonary-hypertension-associated-with-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
#20
Kai König, Katelyn J Guy, Claudia A Nold-Petry, Charles P Barfield, Geraldine Walsh, Sandra M Drew, Alex Veldman, Marcel F Nold, Dan M Casalaz
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is often complicated by pulmonary hypertension (PH). We investigated three biomarkers potentially suitable as screening markers for extremely preterm infants at risk of BPD-associated PH. In this prospective observational cohort study conducted in a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit, 83 preterm infants with BPD born <28-wk gestation and still inpatients at 36-wk corrected age received an echocardiogram and blood tests of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), troponin I, and YKL-40...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
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