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Ulkem Kocoglu Barlas, Hasan Serdar Kıhtır, Nilufer Goknar, Melike Ersoy, Nihal Akcay, Esra Sevketoglu
BACKGROUND: Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a clinical syndrome characterized by hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and acute kidney injury. Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a devastating disease with significant mortality and high risk of progression to end-stage kidney disease. It is mostly caused by dysregulation of the alternative complement pathway. Cobalamin C (Cbl C) defect is a genetic disorder of cobalamin metabolism and is a rare cause of HUS. CASE-DIAGNOSIS/TREATMENT: We present a 6-month-old male infant who was admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) due to restlessness, severe hypertension, anemia, respiratory distress, and acute kidney injury...
March 20, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Stiljan Hoxha, Riccardo Giuseppe Abbasciano, Camilla Sandrini, Lucia Rossetti, Tiziano Menon, Luca Barozzi, Daniele Linardi, Alessio Rungatscher, Giuseppe Faggian, Giovanni Battista Luciani
Aortic arch repair in newborns and infants has traditionally been accomplished using a period of deep hypothermic circulatory arrest. To reduce neurologic and cardiac dysfunction related to circulatory arrest and myocardial ischemia during complex aortic arch surgery, an alternative and novel strategy for cerebro-myocardial protection was recently developed, where regional low-flow perfusion is combined with controlled and independent coronary perfusion. The aim of the present retrospective study was to assess short-term and mid-term results of selective and independent cerebro-myocardial perfusion in neonatal aortic arch surgery...
March 6, 2018: Artificial Organs
Victoria Birlutiu, Rares Mircea Birlutiu
RATIONALE: Haemolytic-uremic syndrome is a rare but serious complication of bacterial and viral infections, which is characterized by the triad of: acute renal failure, microangiopathic haemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia, sometimes severe, requiring peritoneal dialysis. In Europe, hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) in paediatric pathology is primarily caused by Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157, followed by O26. Beside these etiologies, there are other bacterial and viral infections, and also noninfectious ones that have been associated to lead to HUS as well: in the progression of neoplasia, medication-related, post-transplantation, during pregnancy or associated with the antiphospholipid syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus or family causes with autosomal dominant or recessive inheritance...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Inna N Lobeck, Alexander Bondoc, Heather Nolan, Jason S Frischer, Kathleen M Campbell, Thomas D Ryan, Stuart L Goldstein, Jaimie D Nathan, Maria H Alonso, Greg M Tiao
Biliary atresia is a newborn cholangiopathy that may lead to portopulmonary hypertension and cirrhosis-induced cardiomyopathy while awaiting liver transplantation. Extracorporeal life support and hepatic toxin filtration are life-saving interventions that provide cardiopulmonary support and hepatic dialysis to allow resolution of a child's illness. We utilized a combination of these extreme measures to bridge an infant with biliary atresia to transplantation. We reviewed cases of extracorporeal life support utilization in transplantation recipients in the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization database and determined that ours was the only use of pretransplant extracorporeal life support in biliary atresia...
February 6, 2018: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
Haleigh R Smith, Nicole K Leibold, Daniel A Rappoport, Callie M Ginapp, Benton S Purnell, Nicole M Bode, Stephanie L Alberico, Young-Cho Kim, Enrica Audero, Cornelius T Gross, Gordon F Buchanan
Arousal from sleep in response to CO2 is a critical protective phenomenon. Dysregulation of CO2 -induced arousal contributes to morbidity and mortality from prevalent diseases, such as obstructive sleep apnea and sudden infant death syndrome. Despite the critical nature of this protective reflex, the precise mechanism for CO2 -induced arousal is unknown. Because CO2 is a major regulator of breathing, prevailing theories suggest that activation of respiratory chemo- and mechano-sensors is required for CO2 -induced arousal...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
Wendy E Hoy, Jennifer L Nicol
Barker et al. proposed that low birth weight predisposes to higher death rates in adult life. We previously confirmed this fact in a cohort of young adults who were born in a remote Australian Aboriginal community between 1956 and 1985. We now present data in these same people with four more years of follow-up and a greater number of deaths. The fates of participants were documented from age 15 years until death, start of dialysis, or until the end of 2010 and causes of death were derived from clinic narratives and dialysis records...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
Muhittin Celik, Osman Akdeniz, Nezir Ozgun
AIM: Newborns with inborn errors of metabolism can present with hyperammonaemic coma. In this study, we evaluated the effect of peritoneal dialysis on plasma ammonium levels and on the short-term outcome in neonatal patients with urea cycle defects and organic acidaemia. METHODS: Data from infants with hyperammonaemia due to urea cycle defects or organic acidaemia treated with dialysis were collected and retrospectively analysed. The results of patient groups (group I, survived; and group II, died) were compared...
January 22, 2018: Nephrology
George S Reusz, Miklos Z Molnar
As perinatal and postnatal care of neonates with impaired kidney function is constantly improving, the number of infants needing renal replacement therapy is increasing. Consequently, the general attitude of clinicians to offer renal replacement therapy (RRT) during the first year of life is changing gradually. The ideal renal replacement modality for children and adolescents is renal transplantation (RTX), as both the short-term and long-term medical complications of hemo- and peritoneal dialysis confer inferior survival rates compared to RTX to this patent group...
January 16, 2018: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
Martina Gaggl, Christof Aigner, Dorottya Csuka, Ágnes Szilágyi, Zoltán Prohászka, Renate Kain, Natalja Haninger, Maarten Knechtelsdorfer, Raute Sunder-Plassmann, Gere Sunder-Plassmann, Alice Schmidt
Atypical HUS (aHUS) is a disorder most commonly caused by inherited defects of the alternative pathway of complement, or the proteins that regulate this pathway, and life-threatening episodes of aHUS can be provoked by pregnancy. We retrospectively and prospectively investigated 27 maternal and fetal pregnancy outcomes in 14 women with aHUS from the Vienna Thrombotic Microangiopathy Cohort. Seven pregnancies (26%) were complicated by pregnancy-associated aHUS (p-aHUS), of which three appeared to be provoked by infection, bleeding, and curettage, and three individuals were considered to have preeclampsia/HELLP syndrome before the definitive diagnosis of p-aHUS was made...
December 27, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
Lovya George, Winston Manimtim, Jotishna Sharma
Bilateral renal agenesis leads to anhydramnios and other sequelae including pulmonary hypoplasia. There have been rare case reports of normal pulmonary function in the presence of bilateral renal agenesis in monoamniotic discordant twins, but this has never been reported in a singleton pregnancy. The few reported cases in twins have all been fatal in the neonatal period with no reported cases of survival beyond 2 months. We describe the first case of a singleton infant with bilateral renal agenesis who had normal pulmonary function and did well on peritoneal dialysis for 4 years while awaiting a renal transplant...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
Enrico Vidal
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) in infants represents one of the greatest challenges for pediatric nephrologists. Over recent years, positive outcome data described by several multicenter experiences and registry studies have increased the amount of information available to help determine whether to initiate a dialysis program in this high-risk patient population. There is no doubt that the rigorous implementation of strategies aimed at preventing infectious complications may have contributed to reducing the morbidity rate of these patients...
December 7, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Aslihan Kara, Metin Kaya Gurgoze, Mustafa Aydin, Erdal Taskin, Unal Bakal, Aysen Orman
BACKGROUND: The aim of present study was to evaluate the indications, complications and outcomes of acute peritoneal dialysis (APD) in neonates at a referral university hospital during the previous 8 years. METHODS: This retrospective analysis included a total of 52 newborn infants who underwent APD in a neonatal intensive care unit between January 2008 and March 2016. Demographic, clinical, laboratory and microbiological data were extracted from patients' medical files...
November 16, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
Amelia K Le Page, Alice E Stewart, Charles C Roehr, Lilian M Johnstone, Andis Graudins
BACKGROUND: Phenobarbitone (PB) is the first-line anti-convulsant for neonatal seizures. The use of peritoneal dialysis (PD) to enhance drug elimination in cases of neonatal PB overdose has not been reported. OBJECTIVE: To report a case of neonatal severe PB toxicity and review the elimination of PB by PD. METHODS: Assessment of PD drug clearance. RESULTS: A neonate with prolonged seizures was administered PB. Encephalopathy and myocardial failure developed, which were initially suspected to be secondary to hypoxia...
2018: Neonatology
Joshua Jacob Zaritsky, Coral Hanevold, Raymond Quigley, Troy Richardson, Cynthia Wong, Jennifer Ehrlich, John Lawlor, Jonathan Rodean, Alicia Neu, Bradley A Warady
BACKGROUND: Maintenance peritoneal dialysis (PD) is the dialysis modality of choice for infants and young children. However, there are limited outcome data for those who undergo PD catheter insertion and initiate maintenance PD within the first year of life. METHODS: Using data from the Children's Hospital Association's Standardizing Care to Improve Outcomes in Pediatric End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Collaborative (SCOPE), we examined peritonitis rates and patient survival in 156 infants from 29 North American pediatric dialysis centers who had a chronic PD catheter placed prior to their first birthday...
November 17, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Satoshi Yokoyama, Takayuki Nukada, Yuka Ikeda, Shigeto Hara, Akira Yoshida
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) for acute kidney injury (AKI) of newborns has been performed safely. AKI occurs in 8 to 24% of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants. Although PD has only been used occasionally in ELBW infants, prognosis is poor for ELBW infants with AKI. Several reports have described successful PD in these infants, but no guideline-based evidence concerning indications for renal replacement therapy in ELBW infants are currently available. Here, we report on our experience with PD in an ELBW infant with AKI resulting from septic shock...
November 9, 2017: Surgical Case Reports
Aysegul Ulu-Kilic, Aycan Gundogdu, Fatma Cevahir, Huseyin Kilic, Tamer Gunes, Emine Alp
BACKGROUND: Extensively resistant Acinetobacter baumannii has emerged and spread worldwide as a significant cause of health care-associated infections and outbreaks. It also causes life-threatening infections among neonates, including bacteremia. The aim of this study was to investigate an outbreak of A baumannii bacteremia (ABB) among neonates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective, case-control study was conducted from July 2014 to July 2015 in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)...
September 25, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
Dala Zakaria, Xinyu Tang, Rupal Bhakta, Nahed O ElHassan, Parthak Prodhan
Patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) can have associated genetic abnormalities. This study evaluated the incidence of genetic abnormalities among infants with HLHS and the short-term outcomes of this population during the first hospitalization. This is a retrospective analysis of the multi-center Pediatric Heath Information System database of infants with HLHS who underwent Stage I Norwood, Hybrid, or heart transplant during their first hospitalization from 2004 through 2013. We compared clinical data between infants with and without genetic abnormality, among the three most common chromosomal abnormalities, and between survivors and non-survivors...
September 18, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
Wendy E Hoy, Susan Anne Mott, Beverly June McLeod
OBJECTIVES: To describe trends in ages and causes of death in a remote-living Australian Aboriginal group over a recent 50-year period. DESIGN: A retrospective observational study, from 1960 to 2010, of deaths and people starting dialysis, using data from local clinic, parish, dialysis and birthweight registers. SETTING: A remote island community in the Top End of Australia's Northern Territory, where a Catholic mission was established in 1911...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
Natale De Santo, Carlo De Pascale, Ernesto Quarto, Malcolm E Phillips, Biagio Di Iorio
Carmelo Giordano (Carmine, Louis, Joseph Giordano) was born in Naples on August 23, 1930 in the house of Rafael and Anna Tirone He received the MD cum laude in 1954. He was Fellow and assistant to Professor Flaviano Magrassi and studied nephrology at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, University of Harvard in Boston, under the guidance of John P. Merrill (1958-1960). He was nominated Professor of Nephrology at the University Federico II, Naples in 1975 and Professor of Medicine at the Second University of Naples (1986-2002)...
April 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
Simon Carter, Dayna van de Hoef, Michael Temple, Elizabeth Harvey, Suhail Al-Saleh, Christoph Licht, Damien Noone
BACKGROUND: Despite peritoneal dialysis being the preferred mode of renal replacement therapy in neonates and infants, long-term haemodialysis may be necessary in a minority of patients with its attendant risks. CASE DIAGNOSIS/TREATMENT: This case identifies plastic bronchitis as a rare yet serious complication of long-term large bore vascular access when a vessel-sparing approach is not possible. CONCLUSIONS: An appropriately sized catheter should be used for the dialytic therapy required and to optimize access survival...
June 22, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
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