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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232024/myocardial-perfusion-reserve-index-in-children-with-kawasaki-disease
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Richard M Friesen, Michal Schäfer, Pei-Ni Jone, Nana Appiawiah, Daniel Vargas, Brian Fonseca, Michael V DiMaria, Uyen Truong, LaDonna Malone, Lorna P Browne
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery lesions in patients with Kawasaki disease (KD) can impair myocardial perfusion, yet evaluation of perfusion defects by cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) in children is often qualitative. PURPOSE: In this study we aimed to use a quantitative method of myocardial perfusion using stress cardiac MR-derived myocardial perfusion reserve index (MPRI) in children with KD and compare MPRI with ventricular mechanical performance evaluated by cardiac MR strain analysis...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228386/efficacy-of-solution-focused-brief-therapy-for-distress-among-parents-of-children-with-congenital-heart-disease-in-china
#2
Yaxi Li, Phyllis Solomon, Anao Zhang, Cynthia Franklin, Qingying Ji, Yuting Chen
Chinese parents of children with congenital heart disease (CHD) experience significant psychological distress due to the child's illness and hospitalization. Unfortunately, there are few psychosocial interventions for parental distress in China. This pilot study aimed to examine the efficacy of solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) in a Chinese hospital for parental distress using a randomized controlled trial design. The participants included 40 Chinese parents of a currently hospitalized child diagnosed with CHD who were assessed to have psychological distress...
December 8, 2017: Health & Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227270/-clinical-characteristics-of-congenital-heart-diseases-associated-with-connective-tissue-displasia-at-children-living-in-east-region-of-kazakhstan
#3
M Madiyeva, T Rymbayeva
The frequency of the combination of congenital heart defects (CHD) and connective tissue dysplasia remains poorly understood. And connective tissue dysplasia enhance severity the clinical of CHD. The aim of the study was to conduct a clinical and laboratory analysis of combinations of congenital heart defects and connective tissue dysplasia in children of Semey and to determine the risk for the development of these pathologies. The object of the study is the children of Semey (East Kazakhstan) aged 1-14 with congenital heart defects (CHD), with connective tissue dysplasia, healthy children and their mothers...
November 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222858/obesity-lipid-profiles-and-oxidative-stress-in-children-after-liver-transplantation
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Piotr Czubkowski, Aldona Wierzbicka, Joanna Pawłowska, Irena Jankowska, Piotr Socha
PURPOSE: In adult liver transplant recipients, coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure are significant cause of morbidity and mortality. This may be attributed to the long-term immunosuppressive treatment, mostly with calcineurin inhibitors and steroids, which in long-term may be associated with hyperlipidemia, oxidative stress and cardiovascular complications. Since such data for children is sparse, the aim of this study was to assess the lipid and oxidative stress markers after pediatric liver transplantation (LTx)...
December 10, 2017: Acta Biochimica Polonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222289/what-is-the-role-of-screening-for-pulmonary-hypertension-in-adults-and-children-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Shaina M Willen, Mark T Gladwin
Patient case: An 18-year-old male patient with homozygous hemoglobin SS disease was evaluated for progressive dyspnea and elevated tricuspid regurgitant jet velocity (TRV) on echocardiography. The patient's case is described in detail in Lancet1 He had been treated with regular transfusions since childhood for stroke, had rare episodes of vaso-occlusive pain episodes, and did not take narcotic pain medications. He presented with progressive severe dyspnea on exertion and lower extremity edema. His laboratory tests were notable for a total hemoglobin level of 11...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222009/redefining-the-phenotypic-spectrum-of-de-novo-heterozygous-cdk13-variants-three-patients-without-cardiac-defects
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Tomoko Uehara, Toshiki Takenouchi, Rika Kosaki, Kenji Kurosawa, Seiji Mizuno, Kenjiro Kosaki
Recently, 7 patients with de novo constitutional non-synonymous mutations in the CDK13 gene were ascertained through a trio exome analysis of a large cohort of 610 patients with congenital cardiac diseases. Despite another report describing 9 additional patients, the clinical spectrum of this condition has yet to be defined. Herein, we report 3 patients with heterozygous constitutional CDK13 mutations, who were ascertained through exome analysis of children with intellectual disability and minor anomalies, who lacked cardiac anomalies...
December 5, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216946/-diagnostic-significance-of-urinary-neutrophil-gelatin-enzyme-related-lipid-delivery-protein-and-kidney-injury-molecule-1-in-acute-kidney-injury-after-cardiac-operation-with-cardiopulmonary-bypass-operation-in-children
#7
Yupeng Wen, Zongxiao Li, Cheng Chang, Peng Zhang, Yang Lyu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the diagnostic value of urinary neutrophil gelatin enzyme-related lipid delivery protein (NGAL) and kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1) in the acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) operation in children with non-cyanotic congenital heart disease (CHD). METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted. 200 CPB undergoing cardiac surgery in children with non-cyanotic CHD admitted to Tianjin Children's Hospital from June 2015 to May 2017 were enrolled...
December 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214485/two-phase-contrast-injection-protocol-for-pediatric-cardiac-computed-tomography-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
#8
Naoki Fukuyama, Akira Kurata, Naoto Kawaguchi, Ryo Tashiro, Takashi Higaki, Takahiro Yokoi, Yuki Tanabe, Hikaru Nishiyama, Toshihide Itoh, Teruhito Kido, Masao Miyagawa, Teruhito Mochizuki
To assess a two-phase contrast injection protocol for contrast enhancement during cardiac computed tomography (CT) in children with congenital heart disease. Forty-three children (20 boys, 23 girls) of median age 13 months (range 3 days-8.3 years) and weighing ≤ 20 kg who underwent cardiac CT using a two-phase contrast injection protocol at our institution were retrospectively identified. High-pitch spiral third-generation dual-source cardiac CT (tube voltage 70 kV) was performed with a fixed delay of 60 s after contrast injection in the order of 10 mgI/kg/s (30 s), 15 mgI/kg/s (20 s), and a saline chaser (10 s)...
December 6, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211219/incidence-and-treatment-of-chylothorax-in-children-undergoing-corrective-surgery-for-congenital-heart-diseases
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Nicolle Martin Christofe, Cristiane Felix Ximenes Pessotti, Laércio Paiva, Ieda Biscegli Jatene
INTRODUCTION: Chylothorax is a lymphatic extravasation into pleural cavity and its incidence is 0.25%-5.3% in children undergoing cardiac surgery. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the incidence of chylothorax in pediatrics patients operated, linking it in each surgical intervention. Evaluate treatment types and efficiency. METHODS: Retrospective study using medical records of children undergoing cardiac surgery in the Hospital do Coração between 2004 and 2014...
September 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210924/intraventricular-hemorrhage-in-moderate-to-severe-congenital-heart-disease
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Cynthia M Ortinau, Jagruti S Anadkat, Christopher D Smyser, Pirooz Eghtesady
OBJECTIVES: Determine the prevalence of intraventricular hemorrhage in infants with moderate to severe congenital heart disease, investigate the impact of gestational age, cardiac diagnosis, and cardiac intervention on intraventricular hemorrhage, and compare intraventricular hemorrhage rates in preterm infants with and without congenital heart disease. DESIGN: A single-center retrospective review. SETTING: A tertiary care children's hospital...
November 28, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208418/left-atrial-volumes-and-strain-in-healthy-children-measured-by-three-dimensional-echocardiography-normal-values-and-maturational-changes
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Sunil J Ghelani, David W Brown, Joseph D Kuebler, Douglas Perrin, Divya Shakti, David N Williams, Gerald R Marx, Steven D Colan, Tal Geva, David M Harrild
BACKGROUND: Assessment of left atrial (LA) size and function is important in a number of pediatric cardiac conditions including those affecting the diastolic performance of the left ventricle. Measurements of LA volume and strain by two-dimensional echocardiography rely upon inaccurate geometric assumptions and are hampered by out-of-plane motion. The objective of this study was to characterize LA volumes and strain by three-dimensional echocardiography in healthy children. METHODS: LA volumes and strain were retrospectively measured by three-dimensional echocardiography in healthy children with no known structural or functional heart disease using a commercial speckle-tracking package applied to the LA to compute maximum volume (Vmax), minimum volume (Vmin), ejection volume (LAEV), ejection fraction (LAEF), and the following components of global strain: 3D principal (3DS), longitudinal (GLS), and circumferential (GCS)...
December 2, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207816/non-catheter-related-perioperative-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-following-surgical-vsd-closure-role-of-transesophageal-echocardiography
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Tanveer Singh Kundra, Divya Gopal, Manasa Dhananjaya
Unintentional iatrogenic surgical complications can complicate the operative and postoperative courses of paediatric cardiac surgery patients. Unless recognized and treated early, it's possible, these complications may lead to a prolonged hospital stay, increased treatment cost, morbidity, and even death. Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) is the most common congenital heart defect in children, occurring in 50% of all children with congenital heart disease and in 20% as an isolated lesion. Herein, we discuss the development of Superior Vena Cava (SVC) syndrome following surgical repair of VSD in a nine-month-old child...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207763/carbamazepine-induced-thrombocytopenia
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Ruhi Kumar, Sridhar Chivukula, Goutham Reddy Katukuri, U K Chandrasekhar, K N Shivashankar
Antiepileptic Drugs (AEDs) are commonly associated with haematological disorders, including anaemia, thrombocytopenia, neutropenia and even bone marrow failure. Fatal disorders like aplastic anaemia are uncommon. On exploring through the literature, older AEDs are more associated with haematological alterations than newer AEDs, and careful monitoring is warranted especially with phenytoin, carbamazepine and valproate. The exact cause of these alterations is not established, though immune mechanisms and pharmacology of individual drugs are the proposed mechanisms, a further research along this path is underway...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207321/a-multi-institutional-registry-of-pediatric-hospital-acquired-thrombosis-cases-the-children-s-hospital-acquired-thrombosis-chat-project
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Julie Jaffray, Arash Mahajerin, Guy Young, Neil Goldenberg, Lingyun Ji, Richard Sposto, Amy Stillings, Emily Krava, Brian Branchford
BACKGROUND: Pediatric hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism (HA-VTE) rates have increased dramatically. To achieve generalizable knowledge in the derivation and validation of HA-VTE risk factors and risk prediction models and inform future risk-stratified prevention strategies, multi-institutional studies are needed. OBJECTIVES: This paper presents an investigator-initiated, multicenter pediatric case-cohort study designed to identify risk factors for HA-VTE to create a HA-VTE risk prediction model...
December 1, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206731/enteral-feeding-practices-in-infants-with-congenital-heart-disease-across-european-picus-a-european-society-of-pediatric-and-neonatal-intensive-care-survey
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Lyvonne N Tume, Reinis Balmaks, Eduardo da Cruz, Lynne Latten, Sascha Verbruggen, Frédéric V Valla
OBJECTIVES: To describe enteral feeding practices in pre and postoperative infants with congenital heart disease in European PICUs. DESIGN: Cross-sectional electronic survey. SETTING: European PICUs that admit infants with congenital heart disease pre- and postoperatively. PARTICIPANTS: One senior PICU physician or designated person per unit. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Fifty-nine PICUs from 18 European countries responded to the survey...
December 4, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206729/extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-the-pediatric-cardiac-population-in-search-of-a-standard-of-care
#16
Javier J Lasa, Parag Jain, Tia T Raymond, Charles G Minard, Alexis Topjian, Vinay Nadkarni, Michael Gaies, Melania Bembea, Paul A Checchia, Lara S Shekerdemian, Ravi Thiagarajan
OBJECTIVES: Although clinical and pharmacologic guidelines exist for the practice of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in children (Pediatric Advanced Life Support), the practice of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation in pediatric cardiac patients remains without universally accepted standards. We aim to explore variation in extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedures by surveying clinicians who care for this high-risk patient population. DESIGN: A 28-item cross-sectional survey was distributed via a web-based platform to clinicians focusing on cardiopulmonary resuscitation practices and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation team dynamics immediately prior to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation cannulation...
December 4, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204335/temporal-trends-in-lipid-testing-among-children-and-adolescents-a-population-based-study
#17
Swetha Sriram, Jennifer L St Sauver, Debra J Jacobson, Chun Fan, Brian A Lynch, Valeria Cristiani, Iftikhar J Kullo, Aida N Lteif, Seema Kumar
Unfavorable lipid levels during childhood are associated with subsequent development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. The American Academy of Pediatrics and National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute in 2011 recommended universal lipid screening for children between ages 9-11 years and between ages 17-21 years. The objective of the study was to determine temporal trends in lipid testing among children and young adults in a mid-western population. The Rochester Epidemiology Project database was used to identify lipid testing in ages 2-21 years (n = 51,176) in the Olmsted County population from January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2014...
December 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203757/variant-of-myocardial-infarction-course-in-the-patient-with-left-ventricular-non-compaction
#18
Natalia Y Osovska, Oleksandr I Datsyuk, Natalia V Kuzminova, Yevhen V Shaprynskyi, Hennadii V Bevz, Yaroslav M Pashynskyy, Oleksandr D Bondarchuk, Olena V Sergiichuk, Yaroslav V Karyi, Galina M Mazur
Non-compacted left ventricle in adults is a rare occurrence, though it is diagnosed even more rarely. As a rule in patients with non-compacted left ventricle (LVNC) other pathologic condition is diagnosed, notably hypertrophic or dilated cardiomyopathy. The majority of LVNC cases are diagnosed in early infancy but currently there are asymptomatic cases detected by means of echocardiographic examination. Real prevalence of LVNC is unknown. According to many authors LVNC occurs in 9.2-9.5% of children with diagnosed cardiomyopathies...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203305/infectious-complications-in-paediatric-patients-treated-with-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
#19
Maria José Santiago-Lozano, Marta Lucía Barquín-Conde, Lucía Fuentes-Moreno, Roberto Manuel León-Vela, Lucas Madrid-Vázquez, Amelia Sánchez-Galindo, Jesús López-Herce Cid
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to analyse the incidence, treatment and evolution of infections in children treated with ECMO. METHODS: A retrospective study based on a prospective database was performed. Children under the age of 18 years treated with ECMO from September 2006 to November 2015 were included. The patients' clinical characteristics were collected, together with ECMO technique, cultures and treatment of infection. RESULTS: One hundred patients with a median age of 11 months were analysed...
December 1, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199181/takeaway-meal-consumption-and-risk-markers-for-coronary-heart-disease-type-2-diabetes-and-obesity-in-children-aged-9-10-years-a-cross-sectional-study
#20
Angela S Donin, Claire M Nightingale, Chris G Owen, Alicja R Rudnicka, Derek G Cook, Peter H Whincup
OBJECTIVE: To investigate associations between takeaway meal consumption and risk markers for coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity risk markers in children. DESIGN: A cross-sectional, school-based observational study. SETTING: 85 primary schools across London, Birmingham and Leicester. PARTICIPANTS: 1948 UK primary school children in year 5, aged 9-10 years. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Children reported their frequency of takeaway meal consumption, completed a 24-hour dietary recall, had physical measurements and provided a fasting blood sample...
December 3, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
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