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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343948/left-ventricular-non-compaction-a-cardiomyopathy-with-acceptable-prognosis-in-children
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Tao Tian, Yankun Yang, Lanlan Zhou, Fang Luo, Yuehua Li, Peng Fan, Xueqi Dong, Yaxin Liu, Jingang Cui, Xianliang Zhou
BACKGROUND: Data on children with left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC) is sparse. The purpose of this study was to evaluate its clinical profiles in a population of Chinese children. METHODS: From January 2010 to March 2016, consecutive Chinese children (aged <18 years) with LVNC diagnosed by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) were prospectively recruited at Fuwai Hospital. RESULTS: A total of 41 Chinese children (male: 28%; mean age: 14±4years) were included in this study...
March 1, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343657/bradycardia-associated-with-prednisolone-in-children-with-severe-kawasaki-disease
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Akito Nagakura, Yoshihiko Morikawa, Hiroshi Sakakibara, Masaru Miura
OBJECTIVE: To identify the prevalence of bradycardia associated with use of prednisolone in patients with Kawasaki disease and analyze the association between bradycardia and responsiveness to intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG). STUDY DESIGN: We performed a retrospective cohort study of 176 patients with severe Kawasaki disease admitted to the Tokyo Metropolitan Children's Medical Center between March 2010 and December 2015. The group treated with IVIG plus prednisolone therapy from February 2012 was compared with the control group who received IVIG monotherapy before this date...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338810/associations-of-proatrial-natriuretic-peptide-with-components-of-the-metabolic-syndrome-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-from-the-general-population
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Tina S Goharian, Jens P Goetze, Jens Faber, Lars B Andersen, Anders Grøntved, Jørgen L Jeppesen
BACKGROUND: In middle-aged and elderly populations, circulating natriuretic peptide concentrations are negatively associated with several components of the metabolic syndrome. Whether these negative associations are also present in healthy adolescents and young adults from the general population are unknown. METHODS: In a cross-sectional setting, we measured plasma concentrations of mid-regional proatrial natriuretic peptide (MR-proANP) in 343 adolescents (age 14-16 years) and 616 young adults (age 20-28 years) from the Danish site of the European Youth Heart Study, which is a population-based study of cardiovascular disease risk factors in children, adolescents and young adults...
February 23, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337699/lung-ultrasound-is-comparable-with-chest-roentgenogram-for-diagnosis-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-hospitalised-children
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Krishna Kumar Yadav, Shally Awasthi, Anit Parihar
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the accuracy of lung ultrasound (LUS) in comparison to chest roentgenogram (CXR) in hospitalised children with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). METHODS: This study was a hospital based prospective observational study, conducted between January 2014 and December 2014. Hospitalised children aged 2 to 59 mo with community-acquired pneumonia were included in the study. The informed written consent was taken from parents (or legal guardian) before recruitment...
March 24, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336101/metabolic-syndrome-hepatic-steatosis-and-cardiovascular-risk-in-children
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Irene Rutigliano, Roberta Vinci, Gianpaolo De Filippo, Monica Mancini, Luca Stoppino, Maria d'Apolito, Ida Giardino, Luca Macarini, Massimo Pettoello Mantovani, Angelo Campanozzi
OBJECTIVES: Pediatric metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a well-recognized entity; however, there is no consensus on its exact value in predicting long-term cardiovascular (CV) risk. Hepatic steatosis (HS) is another emerging condition associated with pediatric obesity, and data have been reported suggesting a possible role of HS in CV risk linked to MetS. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the usefulness of HS and MetS cluster in predicting CV risk linked to pediatric obesity. METHODS: We studied 803 overweight and obese children (395 girls and 408 boys, mean age 9...
April 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329231/cardiac-protective-effects-of-remote-ischaemic-preconditioning-in-children-undergoing-tetralogy-of-fallot-repair-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Qingping Wu, Tingting Wang, Shiqiang Chen, Quanjun Zhou, Haobo Li, Na Hu, Yinglu Feng, Nianguo Dong, Shanglong Yao, Zhengyuan Xia
Aims: Remote ischaemic preconditioning (RIPC) by inducing brief ischaemia in distant tissues protects the heart against myocardial ischaemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) in children undergoing open-heart surgery, although its effectiveness in adults with comorbidities is controversial. The effectiveness and mechanism of RIPC with respect to myocardial IRI in children with tetralogy of Fallot (ToF), a severe cyanotic congenital cardiac disease, undergoing open heart surgery are unclear. We hypothesized that RIPC can confer cardioprotection in children undergoing ToF repair surgery...
February 18, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329112/comparison-of-paracorporeal-and-continuous-flow-ventricular-assist-devices-in-children-preliminary-results%C3%A2
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Mohamed S Nassar, Asif Hasan, Teresa Chila, Stephan Schueler, Carola Pergolizzi, Zdenka Reinhardt, Stephen Lord, Fabrizio De Rita, Lee Ferguson, Jon Smith, Simon Haynes, John O'Sullivan, Bari Murtuza
OBJECTIVES: With the scarcity of organs, a durable, reliable ventricular assist device (VAD) is required. The Berlin Heart EXCOR ® (BH) remains the most established VAD in the paediatric population. Implantable continuous flow (CF) VADs have been introduced to the paediatric field with encouraging early results. In this study, we compared the results of a newly introduced CF VAD (HeartWare VAD [HVAD] ® ) to results in a matched group of BH recipients. METHODS: The study included patients aged <16 years who received mechanical left VAD (LVAD) support between December 2005 and January 2016...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323585/feasibility-of-hypoxic-challenge-testing-in-children-and-adolescents-with-congenital-heart-and-lung-disease
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Mandy E Spoorenberg, Erik H J Hulzebos, Tim Takken
BACKGROUND: This is a cross-sectional observational study to investigate the safety and feasibility of integrating changing body positions and physical activity in a hypoxic challenge test (HCT). The secondary objective was to compare oxygen saturation (Spo2) in two different locations (forehead and finger). METHODS: Included were 12 pediatric to young adult patients with congenital heart (N = 7) or lung disease (N = 5). An HCT was performed using breathing room air (21% oxygen) while sitting and breathing a normobaric hypoxic gas mixture (15% oxygen) through a facemask while seated, lying supine, standing, walking 3 km/h, and walking 5 km/h in a nonrandomized order...
December 1, 2016: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320512/effect-of-congenital-heart-disease-on-4-year-neurodevelopment-within-multiple-gestation-births
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Amy H Schultz, Richard F Ittenbach, Marsha Gerdes, Gail P Jarvik, Gil Wernovsky, Judy Bernbaum, Cynthia Solot, Robert R Clancy, Susan C Nicolson, Thomas L Spray, Donna McDonald-McGinn, Elaine Zackai, J William Gaynor
OBJECTIVES: We sought to assess the effect of congenital heart disease requiring infant surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass on neurodevelopmental outcomes and growth at 4 years of age, while matching for gestational age, socioeconomic status, maternal gestational conditions, home environment, and parental intelligence by studying multiple-gestation births. METHODS: We performed within-family comparison of 14 multiple-gestation births in which 1 child had congenital heart disease requiring surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass at ≤6 months of age...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318768/clinical-development-strategy-for-a-candidate-group-a-streptococcal-vaccine
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REVIEW
Florian Schödel, Nicole J Moreland, Janet T Wittes, Kim Mulholland, Ian Frazer, Andrew C Steer, John D Fraser, Jonathan Carapetis
GroupA streptococci (GAS) cause a wide spectrum of diseases ranging from benign pharyngitis and skin infections to severe invasive disease and the immune sequelae rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. Pharyngitis, one of the most frequent diseases caused by GAS, is highly prevalent in school-age children in temperate climates and a major cause of antibiotic use. An efficacious vaccine would reduce disease burden associated with pharyngitis and the need of care for sick children. Importantly, GAS pharyngitis is recognised as the main precursor for acute rheumatic fever so a vaccine that is efficacious against GAS pharyngitis should also prevent acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease...
March 16, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318513/improving-risk-adjustment-for-mortality-after-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-the-uk-prais2-model
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Libby Rogers, Katherine L Brown, Rodney C Franklin, Gareth Ambler, David Anderson, David J Barron, Sonya Crowe, Kate English, John Stickley, Shane Tibby, Victor Tsang, Martin Utley, Thomas Witter, Christina Pagel
BACKGROUND: Partial Risk Adjustment in Surgery (PRAiS), a risk model for 30-day mortality after children's heart surgery, has been used by the UK National Congenital Heart Disease Audit to report expected risk-adjusted survival since 2013. This study aimed to improve the model by incorporating additional comorbidity and diagnostic information. METHODS: The model development dataset was all procedures performed between 2009 and 2014 in all UK and Ireland congenital cardiac centers...
March 15, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318457/school-related-adjustment-in-children-and-adolescents-with-chd
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Yu-Mi Im, Sunhee Lee, Tae-Jin Yun, Jae Young Choi
Advancements in medical and surgical treatment have increased the life expectancy of patients with CHD. Many patients with CHD, however, struggle with the medical, psychosocial, and behavioural challenges as they transition from childhood to adulthood. Specifically, the environmental and lifestyle challenges in school are very important factors that affect children and adolescents with CHD. This study aimed to evaluate school-related adjustments depending on school level and disclosure of disease in children and adolescents with CHD...
March 20, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317854/sets-of-serum-exosomal-micrornas-as-candidate-diagnostic-biomarkers-for-kawasaki-disease
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Hong-Ling Jia, Chao-Wu Liu, Li Zhang, Wei-Jun Xu, Xue-Juan Gao, Jun Bai, Yu-Fen Xu, Ming-Guo Xu, Gong Zhang
Although Kawasaki disease is the main cause of acquired heart disease in children, no diagnostic biomarkers are available. We aimed to identify candidate biomarkers for diagnosing Kawasaki disease using serum exosomal microRNAs (miRNAs). Using frozen serum samples from a biobank, high-throughput microarray technologies, two-stage real-time quantitative PCR, and a self-referencing strategy for data normalization, we narrowed down the list of biomarker candidates to a set of 4 miRNAs. We further validated the diagnostic capabilities of the identified miRNAs (namely, CT(miR-1246)-CT(miR-4436b-5p) and CT(miR-197-3p)-CT(miR-671-5p)) in 79 samples from two hospitals...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306681/anesthesia-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
#14
Torsten Baehner, Richard K Ellerkmann
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review focuses on patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) with regard to recent trends in global demographics, healthcare provision for noncardiac surgery, as well as anesthetic and perioperative care for these patients. RECENT FINDINGS: About 40 years after milestones of surgical innovation in CHD, the number of adults with CHD (ACHD) now surpasses those of children with CHD. This development leads to the fact that even patients with complex CHD managed for noncardiac surgery are not restricted to highly specialized centers...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302745/current-status-and-future-potential-of-transcatheter-interventions-in-congenital-heart-disease
#15
Damien P Kenny, Ziyad M Hijazi
Percutaneous therapies for congenital heart disease have evolved rapidly in the past 3 decades. This has occurred despite limited investment from industry and support from regulatory bodies resulting in a lack of specific device development. Indeed, many devices remain off-label with a best-fit approach often required, spurning an innovative culture within the subspecialty, which had arguably laid the foundation for many of the current and evolving structural heart interventions. Challenges remain, not least encouraging device design focused on smaller infants and the inevitable consequences of somatic growth...
March 17, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302743/heart-failure-in-pediatric-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
#16
Robert B Hinton, Stephanie M Ware
Heart failure (HF) is a complex clinical syndrome resulting from diverse primary and secondary causes and shared pathways of disease progression, correlating with substantial mortality, morbidity, and cost. HF in children is most commonly attributable to coexistent congenital heart disease, with different risks depending on the specific type of malformation. Current management and therapy for HF in children are extrapolated from treatment approaches in adults. This review discusses the causes, epidemiology, and manifestations of HF in children with congenital heart disease and presents the clinical, genetic, and molecular characteristics that are similar or distinct from adult HF...
March 17, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302740/genetics-and-genomics-of-congenital-heart-disease
#17
Samir Zaidi, Martina Brueckner
Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect, and because of major advances in medical and surgical management, there are now more adults living with congenital heart disease (CHD) than children. Until recently, the cause of the majority of CHD was unknown. Advances in genomic technologies have discovered the genetic causes of a significant fraction of CHD, while at the same time pointing to remarkable complexity in CHD genetics. This review will focus on the evidence for genetic causes underlying CHD and discuss data supporting both monogenic and complex genetic mechanisms underlying CHD...
March 17, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302646/eosinophil-derived-il-4-drives-progression-of-myocarditis-to-inflammatory-dilated-cardiomyopathy
#18
Nicola L Diny, G Christian Baldeviano, Monica V Talor, Jobert G Barin, SuFey Ong, Djahida Bedja, Allison G Hays, Nisha A Gilotra, Isabelle Coppens, Noel R Rose, Daniela Čiháková
Inflammatory dilated cardiomyopathy (DCMi) is a major cause of heart failure in children and young adults. DCMi develops in up to 30% of myocarditis patients, but the mechanisms involved in disease progression are poorly understood. Patients with eosinophilia frequently develop cardiomyopathies. In this study, we used the experimental autoimmune myocarditis (EAM) model to determine the role of eosinophils in myocarditis and DCMi. Eosinophils were dispensable for myocarditis induction but were required for progression to DCMi...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302050/implementation-of-clinical-research-trials-using-web-based-and-mobile-devices-challenges-and-solutions
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EDITORIAL
Roy Eagleson, Luis Altamirano-Diaz, Alex McInnis, Eva Welisch, Stefanie De Jesus, Harry Prapavessis, Meghan Rombeek, Jamie A Seabrook, Teresa Park, Kambiz Norozi
BACKGROUND: With the increasing implementation of web-based, mobile health interventions in clinical trials, it is crucial for researchers to address the security and privacy concerns of patient information according to high ethical standards. The full process of meeting these standards is often made more complicated due to the use of internet-based technology and smartphones for treatment, telecommunication, and data collection; however, this process is not well-documented in the literature...
March 17, 2017: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301910/soluble-fms-like-tyrosine-kinase-1-as-a-link-between-angiogenesis-and-endothelial-dysfunction-in-pediatric-patients-with-%C3%AE-thalassemia-intermedia
#20
Azza Abdel Gawad Tantawy, Amira Abdel Moneam Adly, Eman Abdel Rahman Ismail, Omneya Ibrahim Youssef, Mohamed ElSayed Ali
Endothelial damage has been implicated in the pathogenesis of vascular complications in β-thalassemia intermedia (β-TI). Soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFLT-1) is a member of the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) family. Soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 is an antiangiogenic protein that induces endothelial dysfunction by adhering to and inhibiting VEGF and placenta growth factor. The aim of this study was to assess the level of sFLT-1 in 35 children and adolescents with β-TI, correlating it with markers of hemolysis and iron overload as well as cardiopulmonary complications...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
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