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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656718/the-pediatric-heart-network-scholar-award-programme-a-unique-mentored-award-embedded-within-a-multicentre-network
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L LuAnn Minich, Victoria L Pemberton, Lara S Shekerdemian, Morgan M Millar, Jane W Newburger, Andrew C Glatz, Eric M Graham, Richard J Czosek, Sara K Pasquali, Mike Seed, William L Border
BACKGROUND: The Pediatric Heart Network designed a career development award to train the next generation of clinician scientists in paediatric-cardiology-related research, a historically underfunded area. We sought to identify the strengths/weaknesses of the programme and describe the scholars' academic achievements and the network's return on investment. METHODS: Survey questions designed to evaluate the programme were sent to applicants - 13 funded and 19 unfunded applicants - and 20 mentors and/or principal investigators...
April 16, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623173/spontaneous-closure-of-a-secundum-atrial-septal-defect
#2
Stephen Y Wang, Terrence D Welch, Aryé Elfenbein, Aaron V Kaplan
Spontaneous closure of an atrial septal defect (ASD) is well described in pediatric cardiology but may be less familiar to adult internists and cardiologists. We report a moderately sized 6-mm ASD that closed spontaneously without intervention. A literature review found that a smaller defect size and an early age of diagnosis are the most important predictors of closure. Possible mechanisms of a spontaneous ASD closure include adaptive endothelial migration, limited myocardial proliferation, and fibroblast migration with extracellular matrix deposition...
January 2018: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561945/positron-emission-tomography-magnetic-resonance-imaging-pet-mri-an-update-and-initial-experience-at-hc-fmusp
#3
Marcelo A Queiroz, Felipe de Galiza Barbosa, Carlos Alberto Buchpiguel, Giovanni Guido Cerri
The new technology of PET/MRI is a prototype of hybrid imaging, allowing for the combination of molecular data from PET scanning and morphofunctional information derived from MRI scanning. Recent advances regarding the technical aspects of this device, especially after the development of MRI-compatible silicon photomultipliers of PET, permitted an increase in the diagnostic performance of PET/MRI translated into dose reduction and higher imaging quality. Among several clinical applications, PET/MRI gains ground initially in oncology, where MRI per se plays an essential role in the assessment of primary tumors (which is limited in the case of PET/CT), including prostate, rectal and gynecological tumors...
January 2018: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29497772/sirtuins-in-the-cardiovascular-system-potential-targets-in-pediatric-cardiology
#4
Alessandro Ianni, Xuejun Yuan, Eva Bober, Thomas Braun
Cardiovascular diseases represent a major cause of death and morbidity. Cardiac and vascular pathologies develop predominantly in the aged population in part due to lifelong exposure to numerous risk factors but are also found in children and during adolescence. In comparison to adults, much has to be learned about the molecular pathways driving cardiovascular diseases in the pediatric population. Sirtuins are highly conserved enzymes that play pivotal roles in ensuring cardiac homeostasis under physiological and stress conditions...
March 2, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29484819/are-we-allowing-impact-factor-to-have-too-much-impact-the-need-to-reassess-the-process-of-academic-advancement-in-pediatric-cardiology
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Rohit S Loomba, Robert H Anderson
Impact factor has been used as a metric by which to gauge scientific journals for several years. A metric meant to describe the performance of a journal overall, impact factor has also become a metric used to gauge individual performance as well. This has held true in the field of pediatric cardiology where many divisions utilize impact factor of journals that an individual has published in to help determine the individual's academic achievement. This subsequently can impact the individual's promotion through the academic ranks...
February 26, 2018: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432303/utility-of-echocardiography-as-screening-for-late-onset-anthracycline-induced-cardiotoxicity-in-pediatric-cancer-survivors-observations-from-the-first-decade-after-end-of-therapy
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Diana J Moke, Lynn E Schubert, Heather Y Sun, Beth F Printz, Andrew C Dietz
Current screening guidelines are available for anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity. However, the utility of echocardiogram screening for late-onset anthracycline cardiotoxicity especially in the decade immediately after end of therapy is debatable. A retrospective chart review of patients seen in the Thriving after Cancer Clinic at Rady Children's Hospital January 2006 to December 2013 was performed. Treatment data, echocardiogram results, cardiology referral notes and cardiac medication data were abstracted from anthracycline-exposed survivors...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406940/heart-disease-in-children
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Richard U Garcia, Stacie B Peddy
The pediatric cardiology field has developed rapidly over the past few decades. More children than ever born with congenital heart disease (CHD) are growing into adulthood. Primary care providers play a key role in diagnosis, management, and referral of children with CHD because many common cardiac complaints (eg, feeding intolerance, cyanosis, chest pain, palpitations, and syncope) are first addressed in the primary care setting. The spectrum of heart disease in children ranges from common complaints to complex single-ventricle physiology, acute myocarditis, and heart transplantation...
March 2018: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29372615/pattern-of-inpatient-pediatric-cardiology-consultations-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Kriti Puri, Peter Kazembe, Treasure Mkaliainga, Msandeni Chiume, Antonio G Cabrera, Amy Sims Sanyahumbi
Malawi is one of the poorest nations in the world, ranked 151st among 195 countries by the World Bank, with an under-5-year mortality rate of 63 per 1000 live births. There are no previous studies describing the spectrum of inpatient pediatric cardiology consultations in sub-Saharan Africa. A descriptive cohort study was performed at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH), a tertiary care hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi. Demographic, anthropometric, and clinical information for all cardiology consults patients aged 0-18 years admitted to the children's wards over a period of 1 month was reviewed...
January 25, 2018: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329440/executive-function-and-internalizing-symptoms-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-the-role-of-coping
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Jamie L Jackson, Gina M Gerardo, Jennifer D Monti, Kyle A Schofield, Kathryn Vannatta
Executive functioning deficits have been documented among congenital heart disease (CHD) survivors and may contribute to emotional distress. Little research has investigated the role of coping in this association. This study examined the role of coping in accounting for the association between self-reported executive function problems and internalizing symptoms among adolescents and emerging adults (AEAs), as well as young adults (YAs) with CHD. Participants included 74 AEA ( M age  = 19.32  ±  3.47 years, range 15-25 years) and 98 YA CHD survivors ( M age  = 32...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286280/the-2017-seventh-world-congress-of-pediatric-cardiology-cardiac-surgery-week-in-review-electrophysiology
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Mitchell I Cohen, Susan Etheridge, Shubhayan Sanatani, Alpay Celiker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286276/the-2017-seventh-world-congress-of-pediatric-cardiology-cardiac-surgery-week-in-review-cardiac-surgery
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Tom R Karl
The 2017 Seventh World Congress was held in Barcelona, Spain, 16-21 July. The week in review for this meeting is presented in the current issue of Cardiology in the Young, and herein we discuss the surgical highlights of the programme.
December 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286275/the-2017-seventh-world-congress-of-pediatric-cardiology-cardiac-surgery-week-in-review-congenital-cardiac-anaesthesia
#12
Mark Twite, Wanda Miller-Hance
The seventh meeting of the World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery was an opportunity for healthcare professionals from around the world to meet and discuss current issues affecting patients with acquired and CHD. A dedicated anaesthesia track facilitated the exchange of ideas and fostered many new friendships. This review highlights the congenital cardiac anaesthesia track and the involvement of the Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society in the congress.
December 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286274/the-2017-seventh-world-congress-of-pediatric-cardiology-cardiac-surgery-week-in-review-interventional-cardiology
#13
Damien P Kenny, Ziyad M Hijazi
The interventional cardiology track at the 7th World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery reflects the pivotal position of transcatheter interventions in the future of our speciality. The highlights of the week are outlined in this review.
December 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286273/the-2017-seventh-world-congress-of-pediatric-cardiology-cardiac-surgery-week-in-review-imaging
#14
Elif S Selamet Tierney
The Imaging Program at the 7th World Congress highlighted the versatility and diagnostic power of the current and upcoming imaging tools in Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery. Several experts presented interesting as well as practical data on the use of 2D and 3D Echocardiography, magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography in the fetus, child, and adult with congenital heart disease. Bridging sessions coupled use of these imaging modalities and screening practices in patients with acquired heart disease...
December 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286266/the-2017-seventh-world-congress-of-pediatric-cardiology-cardiac-surgery-week-in-review-adults-with-chd
#15
Jolien W Roos-Hesselink, Daniel Tobler, Carole Warnes
For the first time in 2017 adults with CHD was included in the World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery. With growing numbers and more complex patients reaching adulthood, there is a growing need for more attention to this subspecialty. Although survival is excellent and now over 90% of patients reach adulthood, many have residual problems and complications. Heart failure and arrhythmias are most commonly encountered. Life-expectancy is nearly normal for mild lesions, but remains reduced in moderate-complex lesions and re-interventions are often needed...
December 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286265/the-2017-seventh-world-congress-of-pediatric-cardiology-cardiac-surgery-week-in-review-heart-failure-transplantation-and-pulmonary-hypertension
#16
Jonathan N Johnson, D Dunbar Ivy
The heart failure, heart transplantation, and pulmonary hypertension workgroups of the Scientific Committee were honoured to be asked to plan a full slate of sessions at the 2017 World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery. In all there were 35 oral platform presentations, a further 14 oral platform presentations in "Bridging Together" sessions with other workgroups/specialties, a terrific debate about transplant listing in adult CHD patients, and a further 23 oral abstract presentations...
December 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286264/the-2017-seventh-world-congress-of-pediatric-cardiology-cardiac-surgery-week-in-review-ambulatory-pediatric-cardiology
#17
Devyani Chowdhury
The Seventh World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology was held in Barcelona in July, 2017. The central philosophy of the congress was "bridging together" all major specialties in the field. This article summarises the highlights of the meeting as it relates to ambulatory paediatric cardiology. There is a now a more unified approach to children with CHD, including assessment of neuro-developmental outcomes. The new World Heart Foundation criteria for the diagnosis of rheumatic fever remain controversial...
December 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284918/telemedicine-in-cardiology-perspectives-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina
#18
REVIEW
Nabil Naser, Salih Tandir, Edin Begic
Introduction: Aim of article was to present perspectives of telemedicine in the field of cardiology in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Material and methods: Article has descriptive character and present review of literature. Results: Information technology can have the application in the education of students, starting from basic medical sciences up to clinical subjects. Information technologies are used for ECG analysis, 24h ECG Holter monitoring, which detects different rhythm disorders...
December 2017: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219203/automated-qt-analysis-on-holter-monitors-in-pediatric-patients-can-differentiate-long-qt-syndrome-from-controls
#19
Christopher W Follansbee, Lee Beerman, Gaurav Arora
BACKGROUND: Borderline QTc is a common referral to the pediatric cardiology clinic. Evaluation is challenging due to significant overlap of normal and abnormal QTc ranges. We hypothesized that automated QT analysis on Holter could differentiate between patients with long QT syndrome (LQTS) and healthy controls. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 39 patients with known genotype-positive, phenotype-positive LQTS who underwent Holter monitoring between January 2010 and January 2016...
January 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202952/factors-influencing-pediatric-outpatient-transthoracic-echocardiography-utilization-before-appropriate-use-criteria-release-a-multicenter-study
#20
Kenan W D Stern, Talin Gulesserian, Jaeun Choi, Sean M Lang, Christopher J Statile, Erik C Michelfelder, Ericka S McLaughlin, Tuan Nguyen, Leo Lopez, George R Verghese, Daphne T Hsu, Ritu Sachdeva
BACKGROUND: Although pediatric appropriate use criteria (AUC) for outpatient transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) are available, little is known about TTE utilization patterns before their release. The aims of this study were to determine the relation between AUC and TTE utilization and to identify patient and physician factors associated with discordance between the AUC and clinical practice. METHODS: A retrospective review of 3,000 initial outpatient pediatric cardiology encounters at six centers was performed...
December 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
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