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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214152/clinical-and-genetic-diagnosis-of-familial-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-results-in-pediatric-cardiology
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Bárbara Cardoso, Inês Gomes, Petra Loureiro, Conceição Trigo, Fátima Ferreira Pinto
INTRODUCTION: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is most often of autosomal dominant inheritance with incomplete penetrance and variable expression. The main purpose of family screening is to identify relatives with unrecognized HCM and to monitor those at risk for disease, in order to minimize complications and to assess risk of sudden cardiac death. The ESC and ACCF/AHA guidelines on the diagnosis and management of HCM recommend the screening of child relatives from the age of 10-12 years...
February 14, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191005/significance-of-anti-hla-antibodies-on-adult-and-pediatric-heart-allograft-outcomes
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REVIEW
Massimo Mangiola, Marilyn Marrari, Brian Feingold, Adriana Zeevi
As methods for human leukocyte antigens (HLA) antibody detection have evolved and newer solid phase assays are much more sensitive, the last 15 years has seen a renewed focus on the importance of HLA antibodies in solid organ transplant rejection. However, there is still much controversy regarding the clinical significance of antibody level as depicted by the mean fluorescence intensity of a patient's neat serum. Emerging techniques, including those that identify antibody level and function, show promise for the detection of individuals at risk of allograft rejection, determination of the effectiveness of desensitization prior to transplant, and for monitoring treatment of rejection...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185475/4d-flow-magnetic-resonance-imaging-role-in-pediatric-congenital-heart-disease
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Claire M Lawley, Kathryn M Broadhouse, Fraser M Callaghan, David S Winlaw, Gemma A Figtree, Stuart M Grieve
Imaging-based evaluation of cardiac structure and function remains paramount in the diagnosis and monitoring of congenital heart disease in childhood. Accurate measurements of intra- and extracardiac hemodynamics are required to inform decision making, allowing planned timing of interventions prior to deterioration of cardiac function. Four-dimensional flow magnetic resonance imaging is a nonionizing noninvasive technology that allows accurate and reproducible delineation of blood flow at any anatomical location within the imaging volume of interest, and also permits derivation of physiological parameters such as kinetic energy and wall shear stress...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177675/what-factors-contribute-to-the-elevation-of-serum-free-fatty-acids-ffa-in-newborns-in-the-cardiac-surgical-setting
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Carin Wittnich, Michael P Belanger
Elevations in serum free fatty acids (FFA) levels during heart surgery have been reported in humans and experimental animals, causing increased arrhythmias, decreased heart function, and contributing to mortality. Factors such as heparin administration, age, cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and cyanosis/hypoxia have been implicated but not proven. This study was designed to clarify the contribution of these factors using an experimental pig model as follows: a) adult (n=10) versus 3-day old piglets (n=18) had FFA levels assessed before and after heparin administration; b) 3 day old piglets, the additional effect of CPB (n=8) or just severe hypoxia (PaO2 = 20-25 mmHg; n=6) exposure on FFA levels...
January 9, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166099/pediatric-cardiopulmonary-arrest-in-the-postanesthesia-care-unit-rare-but-preventable-analysis-of-data-from-wake-up-safe-the-pediatric-anesthesia-quality-improvement-initiative
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Robert E Christensen, Bishr Haydar, Terri D Voepel-Lewis
BACKGROUND: Nearly 20% of anesthesia-related pediatric cardiac arrests (CAs) occur during emergence or recovery. The aims of this case series were to use the Wake Up Safe database to describe the following: (1) the nature of pediatric postanesthesia care unit (PACU) CA and subsequent outcomes and (2) factors associated with harm after pediatric PACU CA. METHODS: Pediatric CAs in the PACU were identified from the Wake Up Safe Pediatric Anesthesia Quality Improvement Initiative, a multicenter registry of adverse events in pediatric anesthesia...
February 3, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151402/mental-health-among-parents-of-children-with-critical-congenital-heart-defects-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Sarah E Woolf-King, Alexandra Anger, Emily A Arnold, Sandra J Weiss, David Teitel
BACKGROUND: Parents of children with critical congenital heart defects (PCCHDs) may be at high risk for mental health morbidity; however, the literature is not well characterized. Given that compromised parental mental health can lead to long-term cognitive, health-related, and behavioral problems in children, a systematic review of this literature could provide informed recommendations for continued research and enhance the care of families of children living with critical congenital heart defects...
February 1, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150433/impaired-maternal-hemodynamics-in-morbidly-obese-women-a-case-control-study
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D Vinayagam, J Gutierrez, J Binder, E Mantovani, B Thilaganathan, A Khalil
AIM: Maternal obesity is associated with significant pregnancy complications and is a risk factor for the development of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy as well as other adverse outcomes. There are few data regarding the hemodynamic aberrations observed in maternal obesity. The aim of this study was to investigate maternal hemodynamics in morbidly obese pregnant women. METHODS: This was a prospective, case-control study of morbidly obese women (BMI >40 kg/m(2) ) and controls (BMI 20-29...
February 2, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121970/resorbable-mesh-cranioplasty-repair-of-bilateral-cerebrospinal-fluid-leaks-following-pediatric-simultaneous-bilateral-auditory-brainstem-implant-surgery
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Giacomo Colletti, Marco Mandalà, Vittorio Colletti, Alberto Deganello, Fabiana Allevi, Liliana Colletti
OBJECTIVE: To present a child with cochlear nerve deficiency (CND) who received simultaneous bilateral simultaneous auditory brainstem implants (BS-ABI) and subsequently presented with bilateral cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks unresponsive to standard treatments. To propose a novel rigid retrosigmoid cranioplasty for treating and preventing CSF leaks in children at high risk for this complication. PATIENT: A 3.5-year-old child with CND, vertebral defects, anal atresia, cardiac defects, tracheo-esophageal fistula, renal anomalies, and limb abnormalities, coloboma, heart defect, atresia choanae, retarded growth and development, genital abnormality, and ear abnormality, Arnold Chiari malformation, previous treated tracheo-esophageal fistula underwent BS-ABI...
January 24, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115007/a-home-based-exercise-program-for-children-with-congenital-heart-disease-following-interventional-cardiac-catheterization-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Qing Du, Yasser Salem, Hao Howe Liu, Xuan Zhou, Sun Chen, Nan Chen, Xiaoyan Yang, Juping Liang, Kun Sun
BACKGROUND: Cardiac catheterization has opened an innovative treatment field for cardiac disease; this treatment is becoming the most popular approach for pediatric congenital heart disease (CHD) and has led to a significant growth in the number of children with cardiac catheterization. Unfortunately, based on evidence, it has been demonstrated that the majority of children with CHD are at an increased risk of "non-cardiac" problems. Effective exercise therapy could improve their functional status significantly...
January 23, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060126/pediatric-acquired-von-willebrand-syndrome-in-cardiopulmonary-disorders-do-laboratory-abnormalities-predict-bleeding-risk
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Saman K Hashmi, Mireya P Velasquez, Donald L Yee, Shiu-Ki Hui, Donald Mahoney, Lakshmi V Srivaths
There are conflicting reports on whether or not laboratory abnormalities in pediatric acquired von Willebrand syndrome (AVWS) predict bleeding manifestations in patients with cardiopulmonary disorders (CPD). We retrospectively reviewed charts of patients with AVWS and CPD (n=16) seen at Texas Children's Hospital from 2003 to 2012. The most common CPD were valve stenoses, ventricular septal defects, and pulmonary hypertension. All patients had loss of high molecular weight multimers. Fifteen (94%) patients presented with bleeding symptoms, with menorrhagia and epistaxis being the most common...
March 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035425/myocardial-stress-perfusion-magnetic-resonance-initial-experience-in-a-pediatric-and-young-adult-population-using-regadenoson
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Cory V Noel, Ramkumar Krishnamurthy, Brady Moffett, Rajesh Krishnamurthy
BACKGROUND: Dipyridamole and adenosine are traditional pharmacological stressors for myocardial perfusion. Regadenoson, a selective adenosine A2A agonist, has a lower side effect profile with lower incidence of bronchospasm and bradycardia. There is a growing need for myocardial perfusion assessment within pediatrics. There is no report on the utility of regadenoson as a stress agent in children. OBJECTIVE: To observe the safety and feasibility of regadenoson as a pharmacologic stressor for perfusion cardiac MR in a pilot cohort of pediatric patients weighing more than 40 kg who have congenital heart disease and pediatric acquired heart disease...
December 29, 2016: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988092/safety-of-tranexamic-acid-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-a-nationwide-database-study
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Takuma Maeda, Yusuke Sasabuchi, Hiroki Matsui, Yoshihiko Ohnishi, Shigeki Miyata, Hideo Yasunaga
OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed to examine the association between tranexamic acid (TXA) use and adverse effects (seizures, thromboembolism, and renal dysfunction) in a pediatric cardiac surgery population using a national inpatient database in Japan. The authors also assessed the association between TXA use and other clinical outcomes (length of hospital stay and in-hospital mortality). DESIGN: A nationwide, retrospective cohort study using propensity score analyses...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977539/delirium-in-children-after-cardiac-bypass-surgery
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Anita K Patel, Katherine V Biagas, Eunice C Clarke, Linda M Gerber, Elizabeth Mauer, Gabrielle Silver, Paul Chai, Rozelle Corda, Chani Traube
OBJECTIVES: To describe the incidence of delirium in pediatric patients after cardiac bypass surgery and explore associated risk factors and effect of delirium on in-hospital outcomes. DESIGN: Prospective observational single-center study. SETTING: Fourteen-bed pediatric cardiothoracic ICU. PATIENTS: One hundred ninety-four consecutive admissions following cardiac bypass surgery, 1 day to 21 years old. INTERVENTIONS: Subjects were screened for delirium daily using the Cornell Assessment of Pediatric Delirium...
February 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966803/yield-of-screening-echocardiograms-during-pediatric-follow-up-in-survivors-treated-with-anthracyclines-and-cardiotoxic-radiation
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Michael B Spewak, Rebecca S Williamson, Ann C Mertens, William L Border, Lillian R Meacham, Karen J Wasilewski-Masker
BACKGROUND: Guidelines published by the Children's Oncology Group recommend screening echocardiograms for childhood cancer survivors exposed to anthracyclines and/or cardiotoxic radiation. This study aims to assess risk factors for cardiac late effects while evaluating the overall yield of screening echocardiograms. PROCEDURE: Demographics, exposures, and echocardiogram results were abstracted from the medical records of survivors diagnosed at ≤ 21 years old and ≥ 2 years off therapy who were exposed to anthracyclines and/or potentially cardiotoxic radiotherapy...
December 14, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965948/do-self-and-proxy-reports-of-cognitive-problems-reflect-intellectual-functioning-in-children-and-adolescents-with-congenital-heart-defects
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Sandra Buratti, Carmen Ryberg, Malin Broberg, Jan Sunnegårdh
AIM: Children with congenital heart defects (CHD) who suffer from cognitive impairments and school difficulties need to be identified as early as possible in order to set appropriate interventions in place that may enhance the school situation and quality of life for these children. Identifying children and adolescents at risk for cognitive difficulties requires specific screening tools. This study assessed such a tool - Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory Cardiac Module subscale: Cognitive Problems - to investigate whether proxy reported and self-reported cognitive problems were associated with measured intellectual functioning in children and adolescents with CHD treated with surgery or by catheter interventions...
2016: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871578/children-with-heart-disease-risk-stratification-for-non-cardiac-surgery
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Angela K Saettele, Jacob L Christensen, Kelly L Chilson, David J Murray
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Children with congenital or acquired heart disease have an increased risk of anesthesia related morbidity and mortality. The child's anesthetic risk is related to the severity of their underlying cardiac disease, associated comorbidities, and surgical procedure. The goal of this project was to determine the ease of use of a preoperative risk stratification tool for assigning pediatric cardiac staff and to determine the relative frequency that children with low, moderate, and high risk cardiac disease present for non-cardiac surgery at a tertiary pediatric hospital...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855050/-adverse-events-during-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-pediatric-cardiac-catheterization
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Armando Zepeda-Arámbula, Lorenzo Gutiérrez-Cobian, Jorge Luis Villatoro-Fernández, Sandra Livier Pacheco-López, Alberto Tlacuilo-Parra
BACKGROUND: The aim of this paper is to determine the frequency of adverse events during heart catheterization, in both categories diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in children. METHODS: We review the clinical charts of those patients undergoing heart catheterization during the period from May 1 to October 31, 2014, in order to determine the frequency of adverse events presented within the first 24 hours after the procedure. RESULTS: During the six month period, 143 procedures were performed, of which 126 met the inclusion criteria...
2016: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832187/risk-factors-for-acute-kidney-injury-after-congenital-cardiac-surgery-in-infants-and-children-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Sun-Kyung Park, Min Hur, Eunhee Kim, Won Ho Kim, Jung Bo Park, Youngwon Kim, Ji-Hyuk Yang, Tae-Gook Jun, Chung Su Kim
Acute kidney injury (AKI) after pediatric cardiac surgery is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Modifiable risk factors for postoperative AKI including perioperative anesthesia-related parameters were assessed. The authors conducted a single-center, retrospective cohort study of 220 patients (aged 10 days to 19 years) who underwent congenital cardiac surgery between January and December 2012. The incidence of AKI within 7 days postoperatively was determined using the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) criteria...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793105/assessment-of-risk-factors-for-cerebral-oxygen-desaturation-during-neonatal-and-infant-general-anesthesia-an-observational-prospective-study
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Ilona Razlevice, Danguole C Rugyte, Loreta Strumylaite, Andrius Macas
BACKGROUND: Cerebral oxygen saturation (rSO2c) decrease from baseline greater than 20 % during infant cardiac surgery was associated with postoperative neurologic changes and neurodevelopmental impairment at 1 year of age. So far, there is no sufficient evidence to support the routine monitoring of rSO2c during general surgical procedures in children. We aimed to find out the frequency of cerebral desaturation 20 % or more from baseline and to identify possible predictors of change in cerebral oxygen saturation during neonatal and infant general surgery...
October 28, 2016: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716152/rationale-and-design-of-the-children-s-oncology-group-cog-study-alte1621-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-to-determine-if-low-dose-carvedilol-can-prevent-anthracycline-related-left-ventricular-remodeling-in-childhood-cancer-survivors-at-high-risk-for-developing
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Saro H Armenian, Melissa M Hudson, Ming Hui Chen, Steven D Colan, Lanie Lindenfeld, George Mills, Aida Siyahian, Sarah Gelehrter, Ha Dang, Wendy Hein, Daniel M Green, Leslie L Robison, F Lennie Wong, Pamela S Douglas, Smita Bhatia
BACKGROUND: Anthracyclines are widely used in the treatment of childhood cancer. One of the well-recognized side-effects of anthracycline therapy is dose-dependent cardiomyopathy that may progress to heart failure (HF) years after completion of cancer-directed therapy. This study will evaluate the efficacy of low-dose beta-blocker (carvedilol) for HF risk reduction in childhood cancer survivors at highest risk for HF. The proposed intervention has the potential to significantly reduce chronic cardiac injury via interruption of neurohormonal systems responsible for left ventricular (LV) remodeling, resulting in improved cardiac function and decreased risk of HF...
October 4, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
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