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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652876/rehabilitation-of-sucking-and-swallowing-alterations-in-premature-newborn-at-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Edda Aguilar-Vázquez, M Lucía Pérez-Padilla, M de Lourdes Martín-López, Adriana Abigail Romero-Hernández
Over the last 20 years, 640 premature newborns with alterations in suction-deglution have been taken care of in the neonatal intensive care unit at the Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez, using techniques for patients with immaturity, and neurological, gastrointestinal, cardiologic and respiratory pathologies. This descriptive study includes the treatment employed mainly in premature newborns during this period. Suction, swallowing and breathing coordination are some of the most complex abilities that premature newborns face, due to their anatomofunctional immaturity and improper sensoriomotor integration for the high energy requirements they must meet...
2018: Boletín Médico del Hospital Infantil de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29592974/sodium-nitroprusside-a-lifesaving-treatment-for-neonatal-hypertension-an-irish-experience
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Alina Gina Deliu, Phani Bhushan Jeerigehalli Sanneerappa, Orla Franklin, Johannes Letshwiti
We present a 30+2-weeks-old (30 weeks and 2 days) male, twin 1, born by emergency caesarean section due to twin-twin transfusion syndrome (absent end-diastolic flow and cardiac anomaly in twin 2) presenting with hypertensive crisis on day 3. He was already on milrinone and propranolol. His echocardiogram showed poor left ventricular contractility and after cardiology consultation received sodium nitroprusside, which eventually saved his life by decreasing his blood pressure and improving cardiac function. As sodium nitroprusside is very rarely used for hypertensive crisis in neonates, we would like to share our experiences on dosage, challenges in administration due to its fast onset of action, criteria for monitoring for complications and finally weaning...
March 28, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29579059/cardiac-findings-in-infants-with-in-utero-exposure-to-zika-virus-a-cross-sectional-study
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Dulce H G Orofino, Sonia R L Passos, Raquel V C de Oliveira, Carla Verona B de Farias, Maria de Fatima M P Leite, Sheila M Pone, Marcos V da S Pone, Helena A R Teixeira Mendes, Maria Elizabeth L Moreira, Karin Nielsen-Saines
BACKGROUND: Antenatal exposure to Zika virus (ZIKV) is related to severe neurological manifestations. A previous study in Brazil reported an increased incidence of non-severe congenital heart defects in infants with diagnosis of congenital Zika syndrome but without laboratory confirmation of ZIKV infection in the mother or infant. The objective of this study is to report echocardiographic (ECHO) findings in infants with laboratory confirmed antenatal exposure to ZIKV. METHODOLOGY: Cross sectional study of cardiologic assessments of infants born between November 2015 and January 2017 with confirmed vertical exposure to ZIKV in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...
March 26, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463283/neonatal-diagnosis-of-isolated-absence-of-the-right-pulmonary-artery-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Akamin Raymond, Ettore Pedretti, Giuseppina Privitera, Cristina Cicero, Giacomo Biasucci
BACKGROUND: Unilateral absence of the pulmonary artery (UAPA) is a rare congenital malformation often associated with other cardiac anomalies; however it may occur as an isolated lesion. Isolated absence of the right pulmonary artery is twice more frequent than that of the left pulmonary artery. Patients with isolated UAPA are usually asymptomatic at birth; thereafter they may develop a progression of symptoms such as exercise intolerance, dyspnea, chest pain, hemoptysis and recurrent pulmonary infections...
February 20, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060355/reducing-false-asystole-alarms-in-intensive-care
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Remi Dekimpe, Thomas Heldt
High rates of false monitoring alarms in intensive care can desensitize staff and therefore pose a significant risk to patient safety. Like other critical arrhythmia alarms, asystole alarms require immediate attention by the care providers as a true asystole event can be acutely life threatening. Here, it is illustrated that most false asystole alarms can be attributed to poor signal quality, and we propose and evaluate an algorithm to identify data windows of poor signal quality and thereby help suppress false asystole alarms...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017631/infants-born-with-critical-chd-in-arizona-and-capacities-of-birth-centres-for-screening-and-management
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Lydia Villa, Brent Bjornsen, Heather Giacone, Erica M Weidler, Ekta Bajaj, Andrew Muth, Melanie Kennedy, Timothy Flood, Dianna Contreras, Joseph Spadafino, Ashish Shah
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to identify locations of births in Arizona with critical CHD, as well as to assess the current use of pulse-oximetry screening and capacities of birth centres to manage a positive screen. Study design Infants (n=487) with a potentially critical CHD were identified from the Arizona Department of Health Services from 2012 and 2013; charts were retrospectively reviewed. Diagnosis was confirmed using echocardiographies. ArcGIS was used to generate maps to visualise the location of treating facility and mother's residence...
October 11, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974851/accidental-heart-murmurs
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Edin Begic, Zijo Begic
INTRODUCTION: Accidental murmurs occur in anatomically and physiologically normal heart. Accidental (innocent) murmurs have their own clearly defined clinical characteristics (asymptomatic, they require minimal follow-up care). AIM: To point out the significance of auscultation of the heart in the differentiation of heart murmurs and show clinical characteristics of accidental heart murmurs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Article presents review of literature which deals with the issue of accidental heart murmurs in the pediatric cardiology...
August 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915908/advances-in-paediatrics-in-2016-current-practices-and-challenges-in-allergy-autoimmune-diseases-cardiology-endocrinology-gastroenterology-infectious-diseases-neonatology-nephrology-neurology-nutrition-pulmonology
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Carlo Caffarelli, Francesca Santamaria, Dora Di Mauro, Carla Mastrorilli, Silvia Montella, Sergio Bernasconi
This review reports main progresses in various pediatric issues published in Italian Journal of Pediatrics and in international journals in 2016. New insights in clinical features or complications of several disorders may be useful for our better understanding. They comprise severe asthma, changing features of lupus erythematosus from birth to adolescence, celiac disease, functional gastrointestinal disorders, Moebius syndrome, recurrent pneumonia. Risk factors for congenital heart defects, Kawasaki disease have been widely investigated...
September 16, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880023/sudden-infant-death-syndrome-and-inherited-cardiac-conditions
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Alban-Elouen Baruteau, David J Tester, Jamie D Kapplinger, Michael J Ackerman, Elijah R Behr
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of post-neonatal infant mortality in developed countries, characterized by the death of infants for no obvious reason and without prior warning. The complex interaction of multiple factors in the pathogenesis of SIDS is illustrated by the 'triple risk hypothesis', which proposed that SIDS results from a convergence of three overlapping risk factors: a critical developmental period, an exogenous stressor, and underlying genetic and/or nongenetic vulnerability in the infant...
December 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857497/incidence-and-natural-history-of-neonatal-isolated-ventricular-septal-defects-do-we-know-everything-a-6-year-single-center-italian-experience-follow-up
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Alberto Cresti, Raffaele Giordano, Martin Koestenberger, Isabella Spadoni, Marco Scalese, Ugo Limbruno, Susanna Falorini, Stefania Stefanelli, Andrea Picchi, Francesco De Sensi, Angela Malandrino, Massimiliano Cantinotti
BACKGROUND: Despite ventricular septal defects (VSDs) are the most common congenital heart diseases (CHDs) in the neonatal period, their incidence and natural history are still debated and their follow-up and management strategies remain controversial. Our aim was to evaluate the incidence and natural history of isolated VSDs. METHODS: From January 1996 to December 2015 all neonates with a CHD suspicion were referred to the Cardiological Department of Grosseto Misericordia Hospital...
August 30, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672762/critical-congenital-heart-disease-screening-with-a-pulse-oximetry-in-neonates
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Şahin Hamilçıkan, Emrah Can
OBJECTIVE: To compare the results of pulse oximetry screening for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) in newborn infants performed at <24 h and >24 h following. METHOD: Measurements were taken for each group at <24 h and >24 h following birth. Echocardiography was performed if the SpO2 readings remained abnormal results. RESULTS: A total of 4518 newborns were included in this prospective descriptive study. Of these, 2484 (60...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629661/cornelia-de-lange-syndrome-congenital-heart-disease-in-149-patients
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Ariadna Ayerza Casas, Beatriz Puisac Uriol, María Esperanza Teresa Rodrigo, María Hernández Marcos, Feliciano J Ramos Fuentes, Juan Pie Juste
INTRODUCTION: Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) is produced by mutations in genes that encode regulatory or structural proteins of the cohesin complex. Congenital heart disease (CHD) is not a major criterion of the disease, but it affects many individuals. The objective of this study was to study the incidence and type of CHD in patients with CdLS. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Cardiological findings were evaluated in 149 patients with CdLS and their possible relationship with clinical and genetic variables...
October 11, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621803/absent-pulmonary-valve-syndrome-diagnosis-associations-and-outcome-in-71-prenatally-diagnosed-cases
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Roland Axt-Fliedner, Andrii Kurkevych, Maciej Slodki, Maria Respondek-Liberska, Katarzyna Zych-Krekora, Rüdiger Stressig, Jochen Ritgen, Guiseppe Rizzo, Martin Krapp, Luc de Catte, Gunther Mielke, Stephan Bosselmann, Mathias Meyer-Wittkopf, Andreea Kawecki, Aline Wolter, Marios Mamalis, Christian Enzensberger
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to analyze the spectrum of prenatally diagnosed absent pulmonary valve syndrome (APVS) and the outcome from diagnosis onwards. Fetuses with APVS and tetralogy of Fallot (TOF/APVS) and with APVS and intact ventricular septum (APVS/IVS) were included. METHOD: Multicenter retrospective study of the International Prenatal Cardiology Collaboration Group. Clinical and echocardiographic databases of nine referral centers were reviewed from 2012-2016...
August 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595675/is-the-medical-treatment-for-arterial-hypertension-after-primary-aortic-coarctation-repair-related-to-age-at-surgery-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Peter J Lillitos, Mohamed S Nassar, Shane M Tibby, Joy Simmonds, Caner Salih, Conal Austin, David Anderson, Thomas Krasemann
BACKGROUND: Hypertension following primary coarctation repair affects up to a third of subjects. A number of studies suggest that future hypertension risk is reduced if primary repair is performed at a younger age. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate the risk of future medical treatment for hypertension depending on age of primary coarctation repair. METHODS: This study was carried out at a tertiary paediatric cardiology referral centre...
June 9, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579060/human-dihydrolipoamide-dehydrogenase-e3-deficiency-novel-insights-into-the-structural-basis-and-molecular-pathomechanism
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REVIEW
Attila Ambrus, Vera Adam-Vizi
This review summarizes our present view on the molecular pathogenesis of human (h) E3-deficiency caused by a variety of genetic alterations with a special emphasis on the moonlighting biochemical phenomena related to the affected (dihydro)lipoamide dehydrogenase (LADH, E3, gene: dld), in particular the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). E3-deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive genetic disorder frequently presenting with a neonatal onset and premature death; the highest carrier rate of a single pathogenic dld mutation (1:94-1:110) was found among Ashkenazi Jews...
June 2, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536728/neonatologist-performed-point-of-care-functional-echocardiography-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
#16
Woei Bing Poon, Keng Yean Wong
Functional echocardiography (fECHO) refers to a bedside, limited assessment of the ductus arteriosus, myocardial performance and pulmonary or systemic haemodynamics that is brief in nature and addresses a specific clinical question or management dilemma. This point-of-care ultrasonography is increasingly used internationally and locally among neonatal units to assist with management of neonatal haemodynamic conditions. This article intends to explain the modality, its indications, interpretation and implications for management, and how it impacts long-term outcomes, particularly in chronic lung disease for premature infants born before 32 weeks of gestation...
May 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490416/development-and-assessment-of-an-e-learning-course-on-pediatric-cardiology-basics
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Ana Cristina Oliveira, Sandra Mattos, Miguel Coimbra
BACKGROUND: Early detection of congenital heart disease is a worldwide problem. This is more critical in developing countries, where shortage of professional specialists and structural health care problems are a constant. E-learning has the potential to improve capacity, by overcoming distance barriers and by its ability to adapt to the reduced time of health professionals. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to develop an e-learning pediatric cardiology basics course and evaluate its pedagogical impact and user satisfaction...
May 10, 2017: JMIR Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436859/in-vivo-intracardiac-vector-flow-imaging-using-phased-array-transducers-for-pediatric-cardiology
#18
Solveig Fadnes, Morten Smedsrud Wigen, Siri Ann Nyrnes, Lasse Lovstakken
Two-dimensional blood speckle tracking (ST) has shown promise for measuring complex flow patterns in neonatal hearts using linear arrays and high-frame-rate plane wave imaging. For general pediatric applications, however, the need for phased array probes emerges due to the limited intercostal acoustic window available. In this paper, a clinically approved real-time duplex imaging setup with phased array probes was used to investigate the potential of blood ST for the 2-D vector flow imaging of children with congenital heart disease...
September 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412852/transitional-hemodynamics-in-infants-of-diabetic-mothers-by-targeted-neonatal-echocardiography-electrocardiography-and-peripheral-flow-study
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Ingrid Anne Mandy Schierz, Giuseppa Pinello, Ettore Piro, Mario Giuffrè, Simona La Placa, Giovanni Corsello
OBJECTIVE: Metabolic alterations of intrauterine environment in diabetes mellitus (DM) lead to fetal cardiac dysfunctions that can persist after birth. The aim of the study was to assess the cardiovascular adaptation in infants born to diabetic mothers (IDM) with different degrees of glycometabolic control, in relation to revised guidelines for diagnosis of DM and quality improvements in neonatal care. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An observational case-control study was conducted on IDM with gestational, type 1 and type 2 DM...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289528/clinical-cardiac-regenerative-studies-in-children
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REVIEW
Imre J Pavo, Ina Michel-Behnke
Although the incidence of pediatric heart failure is low, the mortality is relatively high, with severe clinical symptoms requiring repeated hospitalization or intensive care treatment in the surviving patients. Cardiac biopsy specimens have revealed a higher number of resident human cardiac progenitor cells, with greater proliferation and differentiation capacity, in the neonatal period as compared with adults, demonstrating the regeneration potential of the young heart, with rising interest in cardiac regeneration therapy in critically ill pediatric patients...
February 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
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