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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818338/spinal-anesthesia-for-pediatric-urological-surgery-reducing-the-theoretic-neurotoxic-effects-of-general-anesthesia
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Emmett E Whitaker, Brianne Z Wiemann, Daniel G DaJusta, Seth A Alpert, Christina B Ching, Daryl J McLeod, Joseph D Tobias, Venkata R Jayanthi
BACKGROUND: Spinal anesthesia (SA) is an effective technique that has been used in children for years. With growing concern with regard to the risks of general anesthesia (GA), we developed a SA program to provide an alternative option. We present our initial experience with this program. OBJECTIVE: To implement a SA program at a large tertiary care pediatric center and assess the safety and efficacy of the technique as an alternative to GA for urologic surgery...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795324/the-fgf23-klotho-axis-and-cardiac-tissue-doppler-imaging-in-pediatric-chronic-kidney-disease-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Ylva Tranæus Lindblad, Hannes Olauson, Georgios Vavilis, Ulf Hammar, Maria Herthelius, Jonas Axelsson, Peter Bárány
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease-associated mineral bone disorder (CKD-MBD) is common in pediatric kidney disease patients and a risk factor for future cardiovascular disease (CVD). Fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF23) and Klotho are novel key players in CKD-MBD, and has been suggested to be involved in the development of CVD. METHODS: This prospective cohort study included 74 pediatric patients; 31 with CKD (age range 0.8-18.8 years, glomerular filtration rate (GFR) range 9-68 mL/min/1...
August 9, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762646/predicting-unplanned-readmissions-to-a-pediatric-cardiac-intensive-care-unit-using-predischarge-pediatric-early-warning-scores
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Ashley R Kroeger, Jacqueline Morrison, Andrew H Smith
OBJECTIVE: Unplanned readmission to the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The Pediatric Early Warning Score (PEWS) predicts ward patients at risk for decompensation but has not been previously reported to identify at-risk patients with cardiac disease prior to ward transfer. This study aimed to determine whether PEWS prior to transfer may serve as a predictor of unplanned readmission to the CICU. DESIGN: All patients discharged from a tertiary children's hospital CICU from September 2012 through August 2015 were included for analysis...
August 1, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727288/complications-preceding-early-deaths-in-black-and-white-children-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#4
Lena E Winestone, Kelly D Getz, Tamara P Miller, Yimei Li, Yuan-Shung Huang, Alix E Seif, Brian T Fisher, Richard Aplenc
Black patients have a twofold increased risk of induction mortality compared to White patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). We reviewed diagnosis and billing data from Pediatric Health Information System for 28 AML Induction I deaths to investigate conditions preceding death in White and Black patients. Half of deaths occurred within 10 days of initial diagnostic admission. Respiratory, cardiac, renal, and infectious complications were common prior to both White and Black deaths. Deaths in White patients were more commonly preceded by intracranial hemorrhage compared to deaths in Black patients...
July 20, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712586/platelet-testing-to-guide-aspirin-dose-adjustment-in-pediatric-patients-after-cardiac-surgery
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Sirisha Emani, David Zurakowski, Michelle Mulone, James A DiNardo, Cameron C Trenor, Sitaram M Emani
OBJECTIVES: Thrombosis is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in pediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Although aspirin commonly is used for thromboprophylaxis, the utility of laboratory-based tests that assess aspirin efficacy have not been evaluated. We sought to determine the relationship between platelet aggregation testing and aspirin dose adjustment on thrombosis rates in this population. METHODS: Pediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgery who received aspirin and underwent platelet testing were studied retrospectively...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704161/cardiovascular-safety-of-low-dose-fenfluramine-in-dravet-syndrome-a-review-of-its-benefit-risk-profile-in-a-new-patient-population
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An-Sofie Schoonjans, Fabienne Marchau, Bernard P Paelinck, Lieven Lagae, Arnold Gammaitoni, Milka Pringsheim, Martin G Keane, Berten Ceulemans
OBJECTIVE: Dravet syndrome (DS) is a rare, treatment-resistant epilepsy syndrome for which current treatment regimens are often ineffective. Fenfluramine is currently in development for treatment of DS based on reports in the 1980s and 1990s of its antiepileptic activity in pediatric patients with intractable epilepsy. However, fenfluramine was withdrawn from global markets in 1997 following reports of its association with pulmonary hypertension and heart valve disease in adult patients treated for obesity...
July 13, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696877/multicenter-quality-improvement-project-to-prevent-sternal-wound-infections-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-patients
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Cathy Woodward, Richard Taylor, Minnette Son, Roozbeh Taeed, Marshall L Jacobs, Lauren Kane, Jeffrey P Jacobs, S Adil Husain
BACKGROUND: Children undergoing cardiac surgery are at risk for sternal wound infections (SWIs) leading to increased morbidity and mortality. Single-center quality improvement (QI) initiatives have demonstrated decreased infection rates utilizing a bundled approach. This multicenter project was designed to assess the efficacy of a protocolized approach to decrease SWI. METHODS: Pediatric cardiac programs joined a collaborative effort to prevent SWI. Programs implemented the protocol, collected compliance data, and provided data points from local clinical registries using Society of Thoracic Surgery Congenital Heart Surgery Database harvest-compliant software or from other registries...
July 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689198/influence-of-the-method-of-definition-on-the-prevalence-of-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-in-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease-data-from-the-know-ped-ckd-study
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Heeyeon Cho, Hyun Jin Choi, Hee Gyung Kang, Il-Soo Ha, Hae Il Cheong, Kyung Hee Han, Seong Heon Kim, Min Hyun Cho, Jae Il Shin, Joo Hoon Lee, Young Seo Park
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a high risk of cardiovascular disease. Left-ventricular (LV) hypertrophy (LVH) is an early marker of cardiovascular disease in pediatric CKD, and the prevalence of LVH in pediatric CKD is approximately 20-30% in pre-dialysis CKD patients. However, there is no consensus on the ideal method of defining LVH in pediatric CKD patients. Previous studies have typically used the LV mass index (LVMI), which is calculated as LV mass in grams divided by height in meters to the 2...
July 7, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665334/early-desquamating-perineal-erythema-in-a-febrile-infant-a-characteristic-clinical-feature-of-kawasaki-disease
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Chiara Isidori, Lisa Sebastiani, Maria Chiara Cardellini, Giuseppe Di Cara, Donato Rigante, Susanna Esposito
Background: The occurrence of a distinctive perineal eruption that appears early in infants with Kawasaki disease (KD), the most relevant type of febrile vasculitis of childhood, has received little attention in pediatric reports. KD diagnosis is based on clinical criteria, which can be supported by laboratory abnormalities or positive echocardiography findings: difficulty in diagnosis can be increased by incomplete or atypical presentations, but a timely diagnostic process is essential in the youngest patients who are more prone to the risk of cardiac sequelae resulting from KD...
June 30, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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...
June 27, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615900/predictors-of-outcome-in-children-with-status-epilepticus-during-resuscitation-in-pediatric-emergency-department-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Indumathy Santhanam, Sangeetha Yoganathan, V Akila Sivakumar, Rubini Ramakrishnamurugan, Sharada Sathish, Murali Thandavarayan
OBJECTIVES: To study the clinical profile and predictors of outcome in children with status epilepticus (SE) during resuscitation in pediatric emergency department. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was carried out in a tertiary care teaching hospital. Admission and resuscitation data of children, aged between 1 month and 12 years, treated for SE, between September 2013 and August 2014, were extracted using a standard data collection form. Our SE management protocol had employed a modified pediatric assessment triangle to recognize and treat acute respiratory failure, cardiovascular dysfunction (CD), and subtle SE until all parameters resolved...
April 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598945/long-term-outcomes-of-pediatric-cardiac-patients-supported-by-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Matthew D Elias, Barbara-Jo Achuff, Richard F Ittenbach, Chitra Ravishankar, Thomas L Spray, Stephanie Fuller, Lisa M Montenegro, J William Gaynor, Matthew J O'Connor
OBJECTIVE: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is an important form of short-term mechanical support in children with cardiac disease, but information on long-term outcomes and quality of life is limited. The primary objective of this study was to determine the long-term outcomes of children previously supported by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for cardiac etiologies. DESIGN: A retrospective analysis was performed on patients with cardiac disease managed with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation between January 1, 1995, and December 31, 2012, at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia...
August 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592829/speckle-tracking-stress-echocardiography-uncovers-early-subclinical-cardiac-involvement-in-pediatric-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
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Kai O Hensel, Francisca E Abellan Schneyder, Lucia Wilke, Andreas Heusch, Stefan Wirth, Andreas C Jenke
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an established risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, whether cardiac consequences present early in IBD is unknown. This is the first study in children aiming to unmask altered myocardial mechanics in IBD. We enrolled 50 consecutive normotensive children with Crohn's disease (CD) (n = 28) or ulcerative colitis (UC) (n = 22). The study groups consisted of 18 patients with active inflammatory disease (mean age 14.6 ± 2.5 years) and 32 children with IBD in remission (14...
June 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
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/28571639/longitudinal-outcomes-of-patients%C3%A2-with%C3%A2-single-ventricle-after%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-fontan%C3%A2-procedure
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Andrew M Atz, Victor Zak, Lynn Mahony, Karen Uzark, Nicholas D'agincourt, David J Goldberg, Richard V Williams, Roger E Breitbart, Steven D Colan, Kristin M Burns, Renee Margossian, Heather T Henderson, Rosalind Korsin, Bradley S Marino, Kaitlyn Daniels, Brian W McCrindle
BACKGROUND: Multicenter longitudinal objective data for survival into adulthood of patients who have undergone Fontan procedures are lacking. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to describe transplant-free survival and explore relationships between laboratory measures of ventricular performance and functional status over time. METHODS: Exercise testing, echocardiography, B-type natriuretic peptide, functional health assessment, and medical history abstraction were repeated 9...
June 6, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558846/perioperative-antibiotics-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Vijay Anand, Angela Bates, Robin Featherstone, Srinivas Murthy
BACKGROUND: Post-operative infections in pediatric cardiac surgery are an ongoing clinical challenge, with rates between 1 and 20%. Perioperative antibiotics remain the standard for prevention of surgical-site infections, but the type of antibiotic and duration of administration remain poorly defined. Current levels of practice variation through informal surveys are very high. Rates of antibiotic-resistant organisms are increasing steadily around the world. METHODS/DESIGN: We will identify all controlled observational studies and randomized controlled trials examining prophylactic antibiotic use in pediatric cardiac surgery...
May 30, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539208/birth-weight-length-and-head-circumference-progression-and-impact-over-the-outcome-of-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Daniélle Bernardi Silveira, Ernani Bohrer da Rosa, Jamile Dutra Correia, Patrícia Trevisan, Marilu Fiegenbaum, Ceres Andréia Oliveira, Carolina Geitens Grapiglia, Mauricio Rouvel Nunes, Rosana Cardoso Manique Rosa, Tatiana Diehl Zen, Paulo Ricardo Gazzola Zen, Rafael Fabiano Machado Rosa
BACKGROUND: There are few studies assessing the birth measures of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). Our aim to evaluate their progression and impact over the outcome. METHODS: The cases consisted of patients with CHD during their first hospitalization in a reference cardiac and pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) from Southern Brazil. Controls were composed of patients with no clinical evidence of CHD hospitalized soon after cases. The cases underwent high-resolution karyotype and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) for 22q11 microdeletion...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531789/do-picu-patients-meet-technical-criteria-for-performing-indirect-calorimetry
#18
Megan R Beggs, Gonzalo Garcia Guerra, Bodil M K Larsen
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Indirect calorimetry (IC) is considered gold standard for assessing energy needs of critically ill children as predictive equations and clinical status indicators are often unreliable. Accurate assessment of energy requirements in this vulnerable population is essential given the high risk of over or underfeeding and the consequences thereof. The proportion of patients and patient days in pediatric intensive care (PICU) for which energy expenditure (EE) can be measured using IC is currently unknown...
October 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507980/hypertension-in-the-pediatric-kidney-transplant-recipient
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REVIEW
Olga Charnaya, Asha Moudgil
Hypertension after kidney transplant is a frequent occurrence in pediatric patients. It is a risk factor for graft loss and contributes to the significant burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in this population. The etiology of posttransplant hypertension is multifactorial including donor factors, recipient factors, medications, and lifestyle factors similar to those prevalent in the general population. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring has emerged as the most reliable method for measuring hypertension in pediatric transplant recipients, and many consider it to be essential in the care of these patients...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498231/metrics-to-assess-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-utilization-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-programs
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Susan L Bratton, Titus Chan, Cindy S Barrett, Jacob Wilkes, Laura M Ibsen, Ravi R Thiagarajan
OBJECTIVES: Only a small fraction of pediatric cardiac surgical patients are supported with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation following cardiac surgery, but extracorporeal membrane oxygenation use is more common among those undergoing higher complexity surgery. We evaluated extracorporeal membrane oxygenation metrics indexed to annual cardiac surgical volume to better understand extracorporeal membrane oxygenation use among U.S. cardiac surgical programs. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis SETTING:: Forty-three U...
August 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
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