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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457076/improvement-in-creatinine-clearance-after-open-heart-surgery-in-infants-as-an-early-indicator-of-surgical-success
#1
Amit Dagan, Ovadia Dagan
BACKGROUND: Early surgical correction of congenital heart malformations in neonates and small infants may be complicated by acute kidney injury (AKI), which is associated with higher morbidity and mortality rates, especially in patients who require dialysis. Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is considered the best measurement of renal function which, in neonates and infants, is highly dependent on heart function. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether measurements of creatinine clearance after open heart surgery in neonates and young infants can serve as an early indicator of surgical success or AKI...
December 2016: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361230/acute-kidney-injury-and-fluid-overload-in-infants-and-children-after-cardiac-surgery
#2
David M Kwiatkowski, Catherine D Krawczeski
Acute kidney injury is a common and serious complication after congenital heart surgery, particularly among infants. This comorbidity has been independently associated with adverse outcomes including an increase in mortality. Postoperative acute kidney injury has a complex pathophysiology with many risk factors, and therefore no single medication or therapy has been demonstrated to be effective for treatment or prevention. However, it has been established that the associated fluid overload is one of the major determinants of morbidity, particularly in infants after cardiac surgery...
March 30, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359062/a-regional-evaluation-of-survival-of-infants-with-end-stage-renal-disease
#3
Sarah A Twichell, John Fiascone, Munish Gupta, Michael Prendergast, Nancy Rodig, Anne Hansen
BACKGROUND: Information regarding morbidity and mortality of infants born with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) requiring dialysis early in life is critical to optimize patient care and better counsel families. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated outcomes of infants born regionally with ESRD, and those within our broader catchment area referred for dialysis. STUDY DESIGN: We screened deaths at 5 regional referral hospitals, identifying infants with ESRD who did not survive to transfer for dialysis...
March 31, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241247/peritoneal-dialysis-vs-furosemide-for-prevention-of-fluid-overload-in-infants-after-cardiac-surgery-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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David M Kwiatkowski, Stuart L Goldstein, David S Cooper, David P Nelson, David L S Morales, Catherine D Krawczeski
Importance: Fluid overload after congenital heart surgery is frequent and a major cause of morbidity and mortality among infants. Many programs have adopted the use of peritoneal dialysis (PD) for fluid management; however, its benefits compared with those of traditional diuretic administration are unknown. Objective: To determine whether infants randomized to PD vs furosemide for the treatment of oliguria have a higher incidence of negative fluid balance on postoperative day 1, as well as avoidance of 10% fluid overload; shorter duration of mechanical ventilation, intensive care unit stay, and inotrope use; and fewer electrolyte abnormalities...
April 1, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167225/no-child-left-behind-liver-transplantation-in-critically-ill-children
#5
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 disease in infants. Treatment with high-dose acyclovir, 60 mg/kg/d, 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 herpes simplex virus 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 between 2002 and 2012...
April 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955924/infants-requiring-maintenance-dialysis-outcomes-of-hemodialysis-and-peritoneal-dialysis
#8
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...
May 2017: 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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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...
April 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796620/peritoneal-dialysis-for-the-management-of-pediatric-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury
#12
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
#14
REVIEW
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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