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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167225/no-child-left-behind-liver-transplantation-in-critically-ill-children
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Abbas Rana, Michael Kueht, Moreshwar Desai, Fong Lam, Tamir Miloh, Jennifer Moffett, N Thao N Galvan, Ronald Cotton, Christine O'Mahony, John Goss
BACKGROUND: Advances in critical care prolong survival in children with liver failure, allowing more critically ill children to undergo orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). In order to justify the use of a scarce donor resource and avoid futile transplants, we sought to determine survival in children who undergo OLT while receiving pre-OLT critical care. STUDY DESIGN: We analyzed 13,723 pediatric OLTs using the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database from 1987 to 2015, including 6,746 recipients in the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease/Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD/PELD) era (2002 to 2015)...
February 3, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
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/27977557/safety-of-high-dose-acyclovir-in-infants-with-suspected-and-confirmed-neonatal-herpes-simplex-virus-infections
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Jessica E Ericson, Martyn Gostelow, Julie Autmizguine, Christoph P Hornik, Reese H Clark, Daniel K Benjamin, P Brian Smith
BACKGROUND: Acyclovir is used to treat herpes simplex virus (HSV) disease in infants. Treatment with high dose acyclovir, 60 mg/kg/day, is recommended; however, the safety of this dosage has not been assessed in the past 15 years, and this dosage is not currently approved for infants by the US Food and Drug Administration. METHODS: We included infants with neonatal HSV disease treated with ≥14 days of intravenous acyclovir starting in the first 120 days of life admitted to 1 of 42 neonatal intensive care units managed by the Pediatrix Medical Group from 2002-2012...
December 12, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955924/infants-requiring-maintenance-dialysis-outcomes-of-hemodialysis-and-peritoneal-dialysis
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Enrico Vidal, Karlijn J van Stralen, Nicholas C Chesnaye, Marjolein Bonthuis, Christer Holmberg, Aleksandra Zurowska, Antonella Trivelli, José Eduardo Esteves Da Silva, Maria Herthelius, Brigitte Adams, Anna Bjerre, Augustina Jankauskiene, Polina Miteva, Khadizha Emirova, Aysun K Bayazit, Christoph J Mache, Ana Sánchez-Moreno, Jérôme Harambat, Jaap W Groothoff, Kitty J Jager, Franz Schaefer, Enrico Verrina
BACKGROUND: The impact of different dialysis modalities on clinical outcomes has not been explored in young infants with chronic kidney failure. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Data were extracted from the ESPN/ERA-EDTA Registry. This analysis included 1,063 infants 12 months or younger who initiated dialysis therapy in 1991 to 2013. FACTOR: Type of dialysis modality. OUTCOMES & MEASUREMENTS: Differences between infants treated with peritoneal dialysis (PD) or hemodialysis (HD) in patient survival, technique survival, and access to kidney transplantation were examined using Cox regression analysis while adjusting for age at dialysis therapy initiation, sex, underlying kidney disease, and country of residence...
December 9, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27951558/evolution-of-technology-for-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-forty-years-of-improvements
#5
Claudio Ronco
Continuous arteriovenous hemofiltration (CAVH) was proposed in 1977 as an alternative treatment for acute renal failure in patients in whom peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis was clinically or technically precluded. In the mid-1980s, this technique was extended to infants and children. CAVH presented important advantages in the areas of hemodynamic stability, control of circulating volume, and nutritional support. However, there were serious shortcomings such as the need for arterial cannulation and limited solute clearance...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942170/end-stage-renal-disease-in-tunisian-infants-etiology-and-outcome
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M Jellouli, A Boussetta, K Abidi, Y Hammi, C Zarrouk, T Gargah
End stage renal disease (ESRD) in infants has particular features in terms of etiologies and therapeutic modalities. The aim of our study is to describe the etiologies and the ESRD outcomes among Tunisian infants. This retrospective study was conducted over 15 years (from January 1998 to December 31, 2013) in the Pediatric Department at Charles Nicolle Hospital. In total, 157 pediatric patients had ESRD. The mean incidence was 4.25 million children. The study involved 24 infants; the sex ratio was equal to 2...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843077/renal-replacement-therapies-in-neonates-issues-and-ethics
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REVIEW
Lesley Rees
Chronic irreversible kidney disease requiring dialysis is rare in the neonate. Many such neonates are diagnosed following antenatal ultrasound with congenital abnormalities of the kidneys and urinary tract. There is an increased incidence of prematurity and infants that are small for gestational age. Given the natural improvement in renal function that occurs in the neonatal period, some with extremely poor renal function may, with careful management of fluid and electrolytes, be kept off dialysis until the creatinine reaches a nadir when a definitive plan can be made...
November 11, 2016: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796620/peritoneal-dialysis-for-the-management-of-pediatric-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury
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Anil Vasudevan, Kishore Phadke, Hui-Kim Yap
Renal replacement therapy (RRT) is the most important supportive measure used in the management of acute kidney injury (AKI). Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a safe, simple and inexpensive procedure and has been used in pediatric AKI patients, ranging from neonates to adolescents. It is the modality of choice for RRT in developing countries with cost constraints and limited resources. However, its use has declined with the availability of newer types of extracorporeal modalities for RRT in the developed world. Much controversy exists regarding the dosing and adequacy of PD in the management of AKI...
October 28, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771091/availability-of-zinc-from-infant-formula-by-in-vitro-methods-solubility-and-dialyzability-and-size-exclusion-chromatography-coupled-to-inductively-coupled-plasma-mass-spectrometry
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Beatriz Gomez Gomez, M Teresa Perez-Corona, Yolanda Madrid
Zinc bioaccessibility from infant formula was estimated by in vitro methods (solubility and dialyzability) and size-exclusion chromatography (SEC) coupled to inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). Infant formula samples were first characterized in terms of Zn bound to lipids and proteins and Zn distribution in the aqueous soluble protein fraction. We found that Zn is not incorporated into the lipid fraction of the samples, being mainly associated with the protein fraction (around 100%). Fractionation of Zn-containing proteins in the soluble protein fraction was achieved by SEC-ICP-MS after performing protein extraction with a solution of 100mM (pH 6...
December 2016: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733241/chronic-kidney-disease-in-the-neonate-etiologies-management-and%C3%A2-outcomes
#10
Jason Misurac
Neonatal chronic kidney disease (CKD) occurs with an estimated incidence of 1 in 10,000 live births, whereas the incidence of neonatal end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is about 7.1 per million age-related population. The most frequent etiologies are renal hypoplasia/dysplasia, posterior urethral valves, and other congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract. Other etiologies include polycystic kidney disease, cortical necrosis, and renal vascular thrombosis. Management of CKD focuses primarily on replacing renal functions such as erythropoietin, 1,25-hydroxylation of vitamin D, electrolyte homeostasis/excretion, and, in ESRD, waste product removal...
October 9, 2016: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718085/hypogammaglobulinemia-in-infants-receiving-chronic-peritoneal-dialysis
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Shwetal Lalan, Hongying Dai, Bradley A Warady
BACKGROUND: Peritonitis is a severe complication of chronic peritoneal dialysis (CPD) in infants. Few studies have been conducted to evaluate the relationship between hypogammaglobulinemia and peritonitis risk, and the potential benefit of intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIG) therapy in infants receiving CPD. METHODS: Patients aged 0-12 months at initiation of CPD between 1985 and 2012 were eligible for inclusion in this retrospective study. Data collected from the start of CPD up to 2 years post-dialysis initiation included patient demographics, dialysis characteristics, serum immunoglobulin (IgG) levels, IVIG administration history, infectious complications and outcomes...
October 7, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27682213/the-management-of-neonatal-acute-and-chronic-renal-failure-a-review
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REVIEW
Malcolm G Coulthard
Most babies with chronic renal failure are identified antenatally, and over half that are treated with peritoneal dialysis receive kidney transplants before school age. Most infants that develop acute renal failure have hypotension following cardiac surgery, or multiple organ failure. Sometimes the falls in glomerular filtration and urine output are physiological and reversible, and sometimes due to kidney injury, but (illogically) it is now common to define them all as having 'acute kidney injury'. Contrary to widespread opinion, careful interpretation of the plasma creatinine concentrations can provide sensitive evidence of early acute renal failure...
November 2016: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659934/an-alternative-approach-to-delivering-intensive-dialysis-in-pregnancy
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Louise E Ross, Pauline A Swift, Sandra M Newbold, Kate Bramham, Anne Hurley, Hugh Gallagher
Pregnancy outcomes in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on dialysis are improving. Recent literature supports intensive hemodialysis (HD) as the modality of choice during pregnancy in ESRD. We report the successful delivery of a healthy infant at full term in a patient with ESRD by supplementing peritoneal dialysis (PD) with intermittent HD to achieve adequate dialysis intensity.
September 2016: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27467564/severe-congenital-anomalies-of-the-kidney-and-urinary-tract-epidemiology-can-inform-ethical-decision-making
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P Danziger, D R Berman, K Luckritz, K Arbour, N Laventhal
OBJECTIVE: Decision-making for pregnancies complicated by severe congenital anomalies of the kidneys and urinary tract (CAKUT) are ethically challenging, partly because the outcomes are not well studied. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of severe cases of CAKUT over 14 years. RESULTS: Seventy-one of the 108 cases could be completely analyzed. Forty-six percent (n=33) infants were live-born; one-third (n=11) survived to 12 months. Twice as many non-surviving infants received a trial of therapy vs comfort care only...
July 28, 2016: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27325525/congenital-nephrotic-syndrome-in-an-infant-with-alg1-congenital-disorder-of-glycosylation
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Lyndsay A Harshman, Bobby G Ng, Hudson H Freeze, Pamela Trapane, Anna Dolezal, Patrick D Brophy, Jane E Brumbaugh
Congenital nephrotic syndrome (NS) in the newborn is most frequently related to mutations in genes specific for structural integrity of the glomerular basement membrane and associated filtration structures within the kidney, resulting in massive leakage of plasma proteins into the urine. Occurrence of congenital NS in a multi-system syndrome is less common. We describe the case of an infant with deteriorating neurological status, seizures, edema, and proteinuria who was found to have a mutation in gene ALG1 and a renal biopsy consistent with congenital NS...
August 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27313274/chronic-peritoneal-dialysis-in-chinese-infants-and-children-younger-than-two-years
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Y H Chan, A Lt Ma, P C Tong, W M Lai, N Kc Tse
OBJECTIVE: To review the outcome for Chinese infants and young children on chronic peritoneal dialysis. METHODS: The Paediatric Nephrology Centre of Princess Margaret Hospital is the designated site offering chronic dialysis to children in Hong Kong. Medical records of children who started chronic peritoneal dialysis before the age of 2 years, from 1 July 1995 to 31 December 2013, were retrieved and retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: Nine Chinese patients (male-to-female ratio, 3:6) were identified...
August 2016: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27312922/end-stage-renal-disease-in-an-infant-with-hajdu-cheney-syndrome
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Nina Battelino, Karin Writzl, Nevenka Bratanič, Melita D Irving, Gregor Novljan
Hajdu-Cheney syndrome (HJCYS) is a rare, autosomal dominant, skeletal disorder caused by mutations in the NOTCH2 signaling pathway for which genetic testing has recently become available. Renal abnormalities are associated in at least 10% of cases. We present an 8-year-old Caucasian boy, born with multiple dysmorphic features consistent with HJCYS. Imaging of the urinary tract revealed bilateral cystic dysplastic kidneys with associated vesicoureteral reflux. Renal function has been impaired since birth and deteriorated progressively to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) by the age of two and a half years, when peritoneal dialysis was initiated and only recently renal transplantation was performed...
June 2016: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27271033/prolonged-respiratory-disorder-predicts-adverse-prognosis-in-infants-with-end-stage-kidney-disease
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Tomoyuki Sakai, Yoshitaka Murakami, Yusuke Okuda, Riku Hamada, Yuko Hamasaki, Kenji Ishikura, Hiroshi Hataya, Masataka Honda
BACKGROUND: Among comorbidities, pulmonary hypoplasia (PH) is known as a significant risk factor for mortality in infants with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). However, the final outcomes of infants with both ESKD and PH are still not well defined, as the diagnosis modality, and definition of PH severity remain ambiguous. METHODS: Children initiating peritoneal dialysis during infancy from 1990 to 2015 were followed until death, date of last contact, or the end of 2015...
November 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27270721/neonatal-extracorporeal-renal-replacement-therapy-a-routine-renal-support-modality
#19
EDITORIAL
Leyat Tal, Joseph R Angelo, Ayse Akcan-Arikan
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is generally considered the preferred extracorporeal therapy for neonates with acute kidney injury (AKI). However, there are situations when PD is not suitable, such as in patients with previous abdominal surgery, hyperammonemia and significant ascites or anasarca. Additionally, with a need to start PD soon after catheter placement, there is increased risk of PD catheter leak and infection. Extracorporeal continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is challenging in severely ill neonates as it requires obtaining adequately sized central venous access to accommodate adequate blood flow rates and also adaptation of a CRRT machine meant for older children and adults...
November 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27234508/peritoneal-dialysis-impairs-nitric-oxide-homeostasis-and-may-predispose-infants-with-low-systolic-blood-pressure-to-cerebral-ischemia
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Mattias Carlström, Carmen Cananau, Antonio Checa, Katarina Wide, Lisa Sartz, Anders Svensson, Craig E Wheelock, Susanne Westphal, Zivile Békássy, Peter Bárány, Jon O Lundberg, Sverker Hansson, Eddie Weitzberg, Rafael T Krmar
BACKGROUND & PURPOSE: Infants on chronic peritoneal dialysis (PD) have an increased risk of developing neurological morbidities; however, the underlying biological mechanisms are poorly understood. In this clinical study, we investigated whether PD-mediated impairment of nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability and signaling, in patients with persistently low systolic blood pressure (SBP), can explain the occurrence of cerebral ischemia. METHODS & RESULTS: Repeated blood pressure measurements, serial neuroimaging studies, and investigations of systemic nitrate and nitrite levels, as well as NO signaling, were performed in ten pediatric patients on PD...
August 31, 2016: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
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