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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904266/clinical-impact-of-main-pulmonary-artery-dilatation-on-outcome-in-pediatric-idiopathic-and-heritable-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Satoshi Ikehara, Shinichi Takatsuki, Tomotaka Nakayama, Kazuyuki Naoi, Hiroyuki Matsuura, Tsutomu Saji
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated the clinical impact of pulmonary artery (PA) dilatation on outcomes in pediatric pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).Methods and Results:This study investigated the clinical outcomes of idiopathic or heritable PAH in 66 children aged <18 years at diagnosis. Main PA/thorax (MPA/T) ratio was measured on chest radiography in PAH patients. Patients were divided into 2 groups based on MPA/T ratio, and compared with a control group of 166 age- and gender-matched healthy children...
September 13, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870711/the-economics-of-academic-advancement-within-surgery
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Maria Baimas-George, Brian Fleischer, James R Korndorffer, Douglas Slakey, Christopher DuCoin
BACKGROUND: The success of an academic surgeon's career is often viewed as directly related to academic appointment; therefore, the sequence of promotion is a demanding, rigorous process. This paper seeks to define the financial implication of academic advancement across different surgical subspecialties. STUDY DESIGN: Data was collected from the Association of American Medical College's 2015 report of average annual salaries. Assumptions included 30 years of practice, 5 years as assistant professor, and 10 years as associate professor before advancement...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713211/early-extubation-in-pediatric-heart-surgery-across-a-spectrum-of-case-complexity-impact-on-hospital-length-of-stay-and-chest-tube-days
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Staci Beamer, Sunita Ferns, Lloyd Edwards, Greer Gunther, Jennifer Nelson
Early extubation is increasingly common in congenital heart surgery, but there are limited outcomes data across the spectrum of case complexity. We performed a retrospective review of 201 pediatric operations using cardiopulmonary bypass between 2012 and 2014. Patients extubated in the operating room or immediately on arrival to the ICU were compared to those extubated by traditional protocols. In-hospital mortality, major complications, need for re-intubation, hospital length of stay, and chest-tube days were compared between groups and by Society of Thoracic Surgeons-European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery Congenital Heart Surgery (STAT) mortality category...
June 2017: Progress in Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705484/is-it-all-about-the-money-not-all-surgical-subspecialization-leads-to-higher-lifetime-revenue-when-compared-to-general-surgery
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Maria Baimas-George, Brian Fleischer, Douglas Slakey, Emad Kandil, James R Korndorffer, Christopher DuCoin
OBJECTIVE: It is believed that spending additional years gaining expertise in surgical subspecialization leads to higher lifetime revenue. Literature shows that more surgeons are pursuing fellowship training and dedicated research years; however, there are no data looking at the aggregate economic impact when training time is accounted for. It is hypothesized that there will be a discrepancy in lifetime income when delay to practice is considered. DESIGN: Data were collected from the Medical Group Management Association's 2015 report of average annual salaries...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696880/performance-of-pediatric-risk-of-mortality-score-among-critically-ill-children-with-heart-disease
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Rebecca A Russell, Mallikarjuna Rettiganti, Nancy Brundage, Howard E Jeffries, Punkaj Gupta
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of the Pediatric Risk of Mortality 3 (PRISM-3) score in critically ill children with heart disease. METHODS: Patients <18 years of age admitted with cardiac diagnoses (cardiac medical and cardiac surgical) to one of the participating pediatric intensive care units in the Virtual Pediatric Systems, LLC, database were included. Performance of PRISM-3 was evaluated with discrimination and calibration measures among both cardiac surgical and cardiac medical patients...
July 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688940/thoracostomy-tube-removal-implementation-of-a-multidisciplinary-procedural-pain-management-guideline
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Lisa M Ring, Anne Watson
OBJECTIVE: Thoracostomy tubes are placed following cardiothoracic surgery for the repair or palliation of congenital heart defects. The aim of this project was to develop and implement a clinical practice guideline for the provision of optimal analgesia during removal of thoracostomy tubes in pediatric postoperative cardiothoracic surgery patients. METHODS: Methods used include a nonexperimental design utilizing chart audits to determine baseline documentation as well as procedure note evaluation to determine both baseline documentation and compliance with the new guideline...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609315/the-role-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-simulation-training-at-extracorporeal-life-support-organization-centers-in-the-united-states
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Mark F Weems, Philippe S Friedlich, Lara P Nelson, Alyssa J Rake, Laura Klee, James E Stein, Theodora A Stavroudis
INTRODUCTION: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) requires a multidisciplinary healthcare team. The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization publishes training guidelines but leaves specific requirements up to each institution. Simulation training has shown promise, but it is unclear how many institutions have incorporated simulation techniques into ECMO training to date. METHODS: We sent an electronic survey to ECMO coordinators at Extracorporeal Life Support Organization sites in the United States...
August 2017: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507990/development-of-an-online-evidence-based-patient-information-portal-for-congenital-heart-disease-a-pilot-study
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Jonathan R G Etnel, Arie P J van Dijk, Jolanda Kluin, Robin A Bertels, Elisabeth M W J Utens, Eugene van Galen, Ad J J C Bogers, Johanna J M Takkenberg
OBJECTIVES: In response to an increased need for patient information on congenital heart disease in the Netherlands, we initiated a nationwide initiative to develop an online, evidence-based patient information portal, starting with a pilot project aimed at the subgroup of patients with congenital aortic and pulmonary valve disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: We developed an information portal that aims to (1) improve patient knowledge and involvement and to subsequently reduce anxiety and decisional conflict and improve mental quality of life and (2) to support physicians in informing and communicating with their patients...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486386/fluid-overload-and-cumulative-thoracostomy-output-are-associated-with-surgical-site-infection-after-pediatric-cardiothoracic-surgery
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Anthony A Sochet, Aoibhinn Nyhan, Michael C Spaeder, Alexander M Cartron, Xiaoyan Song, Darren Klugman, Anna T Brown
OBJECTIVES: To determine the impact of cumulative, postoperative thoracostomy output, amount of bolus IV fluids and peak fluid overload on the incidence and odds of developing a deep surgical site infection following pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. DESIGN: A single-center, nested, retrospective, matched case-control study. SETTING: A 26-bed cardiac ICU in a 303-bed tertiary care pediatric hospital. PATIENTS: Cases with deep surgical site infection following cardiothoracic surgery were identified retrospectively from January 2010 through December 2013 and individually matched to controls at a ratio of 1:2 by age, gender, Risk Adjustment for Congenital Heart Surgery score, Society of Thoracic Surgeons-European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery category, primary cardiac diagnosis, and procedure...
August 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474581/presentations-and-management-of-different-causes-of-chylothorax-in-children-one-medical-center-s-experience
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Chien-Heng Lin, Wei-Ching Lin, Jeng-Sheng Chang
BACKGROUND: Chylothorax in children is a relatively rare cause of pleural effusion. However, it is usually a common complication of cardiothoracic operations like open-heart surgery. Other etiologies for chylothorax, such as trauma or malignancy, occur more common in adults and rare in children. To explore the etiologies of chylothorax in children, this study analyzed the pediatric patients that were admitted in to onea medical center. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of the pediatric patients that were admitted to this tertiary transfer center with a diagnosis of chylothorax during the period of 1995 to 2005...
March 2017: BioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366356/comparison-of-effort-of-breathing-for-infants-on-nasal-modes-of-respiratory-support
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Asavari Kamerkar, Justin Hotz, Rica Morzov, Christopher J L Newth, Patrick A Ross, Robinder G Khemani
OBJECTIVE: To directly compare effort of breathing between high flow nasal cannula (HFNC), nasal intermittent mechanical ventilation (NIMV), and nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP). STUDY DESIGN: This was a single center prospective cross-over study for patients <6 months in the cardiothoracic or pediatric intensive care unit receiving nasal noninvasive respiratory support after extubation. We measured effort of breathing using esophageal manometry with pressure-rate product (PRP) on all 3 modes...
June 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325567/microvascular-surgery-in-the-congenital-cardiac-patient-a-case-series-exploring-feasibility-and-practical-applications
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John A LoGiudice, Karri Adamson, Nancy Ghanayem, Ronald K Woods, Michael E Mitchell
BACKGROUND: Pediatric congenital heart disease patients are at risk for vascular injuries during surgical procedures or when the arterial system is accessed for monitoring or diagnostic studies. Our treatment of emergent situations in this patient population using microvascular techniques shows the feasibility of such techniques. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of patients aged 0-18 years with congenital heart disease identified six patients who underwent microvascular surgery by the senior surgeon from June 2007 to May 2015...
May 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183375/translating-clinical-trials-into-clinical-practice-a-survey-assessing-the-potential-impact-of-the-pediatric-heart-network-infant-single-ventricle-trial
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Victor Zak, Daphne T Hsu, Victoria L Pemberton, Jami C Levine, Andrew M Atz, James F Cnota, Chitra Ravishankar, Piers Barker, Linda M Lambert, Brian W McCrindle, Michele A Frommelt, Karen Altmann, Shan Chen, Richard V Williams
BACKGROUND: A few studies have evaluated the impact of clinical trial results on practice in paediatric cardiology. The Infant Single Ventricle (ISV) Trial results published in 2010 did not support routine use of the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor enalapril in infants with single-ventricle physiology. We sought to assess the influence of these findings on clinical practice. METHODS: A web-based survey was distributed via e-mail to over 2000 paediatric cardiologists, intensivists, cardiothoracic surgeons, and cardiac advance practice nurses during three distribution periods...
September 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073572/routine-preoperative-laboratory-testing-in-elective-pediatric-cardiothoracic-surgery-is-largely-unnecessary
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R Michael Nieto, Luis E De León, Daniel Trujillo Diaz, Kimberly A Krauklis, Charles D Fraser
OBJECTIVE: Routine preoperative laboratory testing (RLT) is common practice in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and is associated with significant cost burden to patients and families. We sought to examine the value of RLT in patients undergoing elective pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of all scheduled elective pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at our institution from 2012 to 2014. Inpatients were excluded. Patient charts were reviewed to obtain preoperative laboratory values and determine relationship to case cancellation...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033082/surgical-site-infection-after-pediatric-cardiothoracic-surgery
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Anthony A Sochet, Alexander M Cartron, Aoibhinn Nyhan, Michael C Spaeder, Xiaoyan Song, Anna T Brown, Darren Klugman
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infection (SSI) occurs in 0.25% to 6% of children after cardiothoracic surgery (CTS). There are no published data regarding the financial impact of SSI after pediatric CTS. We sought to determine the attributable hospital cost and length of stay associated with SSI in children after CTS. METHODS: We performed a retrospective, matched cohort study in a 26-bed cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) from January 2010 through December 2013. Cases with SSI were identified retrospectively and individually matched to controls 2:1 by age, gender, Risk Adjustment for Congenital Heart Surgery score, Society of Thoracic Surgeons-European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery category, and primary cardiac diagnosis and procedure...
January 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009537/overweight-and-obese-pediatric-patients-have-an-increased-risk-of-developing-a-surgical-site-infection
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Brian P Blackwood, Colin D Gause, Jamie C Harris, Christina M Theodorou, Irene Helenowski, Timothy B Lautz, Julia Grabowski, Catherine J Hunter
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a known risk factor in adult surgical site infections (SSIs), but its significance in pediatrics is unclear. We hypothesized that overweight and obese children have increased risk for SSI. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatric (NSQIP-P) file and single-center reviews identified surgical patients (2-18 years) who developed SSIs. Patients were classified as underweight, normal, overweight, or obese based on body mass index (BMI)...
May 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007064/the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-congenital-heart-surgery-database-public-reporting-initiative
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REVIEW
Jeffrey P Jacobs
Three basic principles provide the rationale for the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Congenital Heart Surgery Database (CHSD) public reporting initiative: (1) Variation in congenital and pediatric cardiac surgical outcomes exist. (2) Patients and their families have the right to know the outcomes of the treatments that they will receive. (3). It is our professional responsibility to share this information with them in a format they can understand. The STS CHSD public reporting initiative facilitates the voluntary transparent public reporting of congenital and pediatric cardiac surgical outcomes using the STS CHSD Mortality Risk Model...
January 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual
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/27926758/association-between-surgeon-scorecard-use-and-operating-room-costs
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Corinna C Zygourakis, Victoria Valencia, Christopher Moriates, Christy K Boscardin, Sereina Catschegn, Alvin Rajkomar, Kevin J Bozic, Kent Soo Hoo, Andrew N Goldberg, Lawrence Pitts, Michael T Lawton, R Adams Dudley, Ralph Gonzales
Importance: Despite the significant contribution of surgical spending to health care costs, most surgeons are unaware of their operating room costs. Objective: To examine the association between providing surgeons with individualized cost feedback and surgical supply costs in the operating room. Design, Setting, and Participants: The OR Surgical Cost Reduction (OR SCORE) project was a single-health system, multihospital, multidepartmental prospective controlled study in an urban academic setting...
March 1, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920229/octreotide-use-in-post-cardiac-surgery-chylothorax-a-12-year-perspective
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Abdulrazaq Sheikh Aljazairi, Tauhid Ahmed Bhuiyan, Abdullah Hasan Alwadai, Rayd Abdulaziz Almehizia
Background Chylothorax following cardiothoracic surgery is a rare condition in pediatric patients with significant morbidity and mortality. Pharmacological management with octreotide suggests possible efficacy; however, current evidence is inadequate. The objective of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of octreotide as a therapeutic option in this clinical setting. Methods This was a 12-year single-center retrospective cohort study of all patients (birth to 18-years old) who received octreotide for management of post-cardiac surgery chylothorax between January 2003 to August 2015...
January 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
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