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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741863/development-of-quality-metrics-for-ambulatory-pediatric-cardiology-infection-prevention
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Jonathan N Johnson, Cindy S Barrett, Wayne H Franklin, Eric M Graham, Nancy J Halnon, Brandy A Hattendorf, Catherine D Krawczeski, James J McGovern, Matthew J O'Connor, Amy H Schultz, Jeffrey M Vinocur, Devyani Chowdhury, Jeffrey B Anderson
INTRODUCTION: In 2012, the American College of Cardiology's (ACC) Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology Council established a program to develop quality metrics to guide ambulatory practices for pediatric cardiology. The council chose five areas on which to focus their efforts; chest pain, Kawasaki Disease, tetralogy of Fallot, transposition of the great arteries after arterial switch, and infection prevention. Here, we sought to describe the process, evaluation, and results of the Infection Prevention Committee's metric design process...
July 25, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734455/translocation-of-intramural-coronary-artery-during-switch-procedure-a%C3%A2-new%C3%A2-technique
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Roy Varghese, Jai Ganesh, Ravi Agarwal, Sivakumar Kothandam
Intramural course of a coronary artery is a rare association in patients with transposition of great arteries. Various techniques have been described for translocation of these during the arterial switch procedure, with mixed results. This report focuses on a novel technique that is reproducible and provides an alternative in this difficult subset of patients.
August 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730300/health-related-quality-of-life-in-paediatric-patients-with-congenital-heart-defects-association-with-the-type-of-heart-defect-and-the-surgical-technique
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A Heusch, H J Kahl, K O Hensel, G Calaminus
The aim of the study was to investigate the impact of a number of surgical interventions for a various congenital cardiac defects (CHDs) on self-reported HRQoL. METHODS: Patients who had received corrective surgery of several congenital heart defects (surgical VSD closure, Fallot, TGA after atrial or arterial switch or Fontan-type circulation for univentricular AV-connection) were interviewed in the office of their home peadiatric cardiologist. HRQoL in children along 7 dimensions was assessed using a standardised questionnaire (PEDQoL); information on the medical case history of each respondent was also collected...
July 20, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728260/-clinical-analysis-of-pacing-therapy-and-treatment-of-complications-during-follow-up-in-children
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P J Zhao, Y W Chen, F Li, Y Li, J P Yang, J J Wu
Objective: To analyze characteristics of permanent pacemaker implantation in children as well as treatment and prognosis of complications. Method: Clinical data of children who underwent endocardial or epicardial permanent pacemaker implantation between April 2000 and June 2016 in Shanghai Xinhua Hospital and Shanghai Children's Medical Center were analyzed retrospectively. These patients were discharged 5 days after implantation. Electrocardiogram, chest X ray, echocardiography and pacemaker programming were performed during follow-up...
July 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725494/apixaban-for-treatment-of-confirmed-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Daniel E Ezekwudo, Rebecca Chacko, Bolanle Gbadamosi, Syeda Batool, Sussana Gaikazian, Theodore E Warkentin, Jo-Ann I Sheppard, Ishmael Jaiyesimi
BACKGROUND: Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a life and limb-threatening condition caused by the binding of platelet-activating antibodies (IgG) to multimolecular platelet factor 4 (PF4)/heparin complexes because of heparin exposure. The by-product of this interaction is thrombin formation which substantially increases the risk of venous and/or arterial thromboembolism. Currently, only one anticoagulant, argatroban, is United States Food and Drug Administration-approved for management of HIT; however, this agent is expensive and can only be given by intravenous infusion...
2017: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709661/left-sided-reoperations-after-arterial-switch-operation-a-european-multicenter-study
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Vladimiro L Vida, Lorenza Zanotto, Lucia Zanotto, Giovanni Stellin, Massimo Padalino, Georges Sarris, Eleftherios Protopapas, Carol Prospero, Christian Pizarro, Edward Woodford, Thomas Tlaskal, Hakan Berggren, Martin Kostolny, Ikenna Omeje, Boulos Asfour, Alexander Kadner, Thierry Carrel, Paul H Schoof, Matej Nosal, Josè Fragata, Michał Kozłowski, Bohdan Maruszewski, Luca A Vricella, Duke E Cameron, Vladimir Sojak, Mark Hazekamp, Jukka Salminen, Ilkka P Mattila, Julie Cleuziou, Patrick O Myers, Viktor Hraska
BACKGROUND: We sought to report the frequency, types, and outcomes of left-sided reoperations (LSRs) after an arterial switch operation (ASO) for patients with D-transposition of the great arteries (D-TGA) and double-outlet right ventricle (DORV) TGA-type. METHODS: Seventeen centers belonging to the European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association (ECHSA) contributed to data collection. We included 111 patients who underwent LSRs after 7,951 ASOs (1.4%) between January 1975 and December 2010...
July 11, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701613/management-of-iatrogenic-pulmonary-artery-injury-during-pulmonary-artery-banding
#7
Neeti Makhija, Shivani Aggarwal, Sachin Talwar, Suruchi Ladha, Deepanwita Das, Usha Kiran
Pulmonary Artery banding (PAB) is limited to selected patients who cannot undergo primary repair due to complex anatomy, associated co-morbidities, as a part of staged univentricular palliation, and for preparing the left ventricle prior to an arterial switch operation. We report a catastrophic iatrogenic complication in which the pulmonary artery was injured during the PAB. We discuss its multi-pronged management.
July 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699887/upward-trend-of-dapsone-induced-methemoglobinemia-in-renal-transplant-community%C3%A2
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Sohail Abdul Salim, Lakshmi Ramachandran Nair, Venkataraman Palabindala, Iasmina Craici
Dapsone, a sulfone antibiotic, is used for prophylaxis of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in patients with documented sulfa allergy. Acquired methemoglobinemia caused by dapsone is not uncommon in patients with normal glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) levels. Discrepancy between oxygen saturation measured by pulse oximetry and arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2) readings, a phenomenon known as "saturation gap," is noted with cases of methemoglobinemia. Although its prevalence in renal transplant patients is poorly described, there is evidence that its incidence is increasing...
July 12, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693641/arterial-switch-operation-in-patients-with-transposition-and-a-left-sided-aorta
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Sachin Talwar, Robert H Anderson, Pradeep Ramakrishnan, Amolkumar Bhoje, Saurabh Gupta, Shiv Kumar Choudhary, Balram Airan
OBJECTIVES: Arterial switch operation is the treatment of choice in infants with transposed arterial trunks. It is technically challenging to perform in patients having usual atrial arrangement and concordant atrioventricular connections but having a left-sided aorta. Correction in this setting requires surgical expertise and precision. Here we review our experience with such patients. METHODS: Between January, 2002 and October, 2013, the arterial switch operation was performed in 20 patients in the combination emphasised above...
July 11, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684001/five-year-experience-with-arterial-switch-operation-in-the-first-hours-of-life
#10
Kyrylo Chasovskyi, Yaroslav Mykychak, Nadiia Rudenko, Hanna Vorobyova, Illya Yemets
We assessed morbidity after 2 management strategies for arterial switch operation (ASO) in a single institution: first hours of life surgery and conventional approach. From September 2009 to September 2014, 346 consecutive patients who underwent ASO were enrolled. The study group included 92 patients who underwent ASO in the first 24 hours after birth (group I). The control group consisted of 254 patients who underwent ASO after 24 hours of life in the conventional way (group II). Three outcomes were analyzed: postoperative ventilation time (VT), post-extubation hospital length of stay (peLOS), and a composite morbidity index, defined as postoperative VT + peLOS + occurrence of selected major complications...
April 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680929/orexins-and-the-cardiovascular-events-of-awakening
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REVIEW
Alessandro Silvani
This brief review aims to provide an updated account of the cardiovascular events of awakening, proposing a testable conceptual framework that links these events with the neural control of sleep and the autonomic nervous system, with focus on the hypothalamic orexin (hypocretin) neurons. Awakening from non-rapid-eye-movement sleep entails coordinated changes in brain and cardiovascular activity: the neural "flip-flop" switch that governs state transitions becomes biased toward the ascending arousal systems, arterial blood pressure and heart rate rise toward waking values, and distal skin temperature falls...
2017: Temperature: Multidisciplinary Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676840/improvement-of-arterial-wall-lesions-in-parallel-with-decrease-of-plasma-pentraxin-3-levels-in-a-patient-with-refractory-takayasu-arteritis-after-treatment-with-tocilizumab
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Shiho Iwagaitsu, Taio Naniwa
A 19-year-old Japanese woman with active Takayasu arteritis despite multiple conventional immunosuppressive therapies with glucocorticoids in combination with intravenous cyclophosphamide, azathioprine, or infliximab with methotrexate and tacrolimus was successfully treated by switching from infliximab to intravenous tocilizumab. Worsening of claudication of the legs and elevated acute phase reactants, including plasma pentraxin-3 levels, were observed during combination therapy with infliximab. Computed tomography demonstrated increased wall thickening with contrast enhancement in the preexisting lesion of the descending aorta and the femoral arteries...
2017: Case Reports in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671861/the-transcranial-doppler-sonography-for-optimal-monitoring-and-optimization-of-cerebral-perfusion-in-aortic-arch-surgery-a-case-series
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Tamer Ghazy, Ayham Darwisch, Torsten Schmidt, Phong Nguyen, Zuzana Fajfrova, Klaus Matschke, Utz Kappert
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the feasibility and advantages of transcranial doppler sonography (TCD) for monitoring and optimization of selective cerebral perfusion (SCP) in aortic arch surgery. METHODS: From April 2013 to April 2014, nine patients with extensive aortic pathology underwent surgery under moderate hypothermic cardiac arrest with unilateral antegrade SCP under TCD monitoring in our institution. Adequate sonographic window and visualization of circle of Willis were to be confirmed...
June 16, 2017: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668979/comparison-of-systemic-right-ventricular-function-in-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-after-atrial-switch-and-congenitally-corrected-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
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Michael Morcos, Philip J Kilner, David J Sahn, Harold I Litt, Emanuela R Valsangiacomo-Buechel, Florence H Sheehan
In patients with transposition of the great arteries corrected by interatrial baffle (TGA) and those with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA) the right ventricle (RV) is subjected to systemic pressure and fails prematurely. Previous studies have demonstrated RV dysfunction may be more pronounced in patients with TGA. The present study sought to compare patients with TGA and ccTGA using three-dimensional (3D) techniques to comprehensively analyze the shape, volume, global and regional function in the systemic RV...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668433/scan-time-adapted-contrast-agent-injection-protocols-with-low-volume-for-low-tube-voltage-ct-angiography-an-in-vitro-study
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Matthias R Benz, Zsolt Szucs-Farkas, Johannes M Froehlich, Geraldine Stadelmann, Georg Bongartz, Luc Bouwman, Sebastian T Schindera
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were twofold. First, we investigated the extent of changes in arterial peak enhancement and changes in the duration of a diagnostic arterial enhancement when small amounts of CA volumes (≤30mL) were administered at varying tube voltages. Second, we investigated how to optimize CA injection protocols for CT-angiography with long scan times at various tube voltages to achieve optimal vascular enhancement at the lowest reasonable CA dose. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Measurements were performed with a custom-made dynamic flow phantom...
August 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667804/balloon-assisted-tracking-use-reduces-radial-artery-access-failure-in-an-experienced-radial-center-and-is-feasible-during-primary-pci-for-stemi
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Daniel Obaid, Ahmed Hailan, Alexander Chase, Stephen Dorman, Geraint Jenkins, Adrian Raybould, Mark Ramsey, Phillip Thomas, David Smith, Adrian Ionescu
OBJECTIVE: This prospective study assesses balloon-assisted tracking (BAT) in reducing radial access failure during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND: Arterial spasm prevents PCI from the radial artery in a small percentage of cases. METHODS: A total of 2223 consecutive patients undergoing PCI from the radial approach were analyzed. Radial access failure mode and requirement for crossover to femoral access during a 12-month run-in period were compared with the following 14-month period with routine BAT usage...
July 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660735/impact-of-standardized-clinical-assessment-and-management-plans-on-resource-utilization-and-costs-in-children-after-the-arterial-switch-operation
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Rahul H Rathod, Brittney Jurgen, Rose A Hamershock, Kevin G Friedman, Audrey C Marshall, Mihail Samnaliev, Dionne A Graham, Kathy Jenkins, James E Lock, Andrew J Powell
BACKGROUND: Standardized Clinical Assessment and Management Plans (SCAMPs) are a quality improvement initiative designed to reduce unnecessary utilization, decrease practice variation, and improve patient outcomes. We created a novel methodology, the SCAMP managed episode of care (SMEOC), which encompasses multiple encounters to assess the impact of the arterial switch operation (ASO) SCAMP on total costs. METHODS: All ASO SCAMP patients (dates March 2009 to July 2015) were compared to a control group of ASO patients (January 2001 to February 2009)...
June 28, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652963/switching-from-sildenafil-to-riociguat-for-the-treatment-of-pah-and-inoperable-cteph-real-life-experiences
#18
Asger Andersen, Kasper Korsholm, Søren Mellemkjær, Jens Erik Nielsen-Kudsk
Riociguat is a novel soluble guanylate cyclase stimulator that is approved for the treatment of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and patients with inoperable chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) or persistent/recurrent CTEPH after pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA). As riociguat is a relatively new drug, experience of its use in clinical practice is limited, especially in patients who would not have met the inclusion criteria for the pivotal Phase III clinical trials, PATENT-1 and CHEST-1...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649088/targeting-aggf1-angiogenic-factor-with-g-patch-and-fha-domains-1-for-blocking-neointimal-formation-after-vascular-injury
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Yufeng Yao, Zhenkun Hu, Jian Ye, Changqing Hu, Qixue Song, Xingwen Da, Yubin Yu, Hui Li, Chengqi Xu, Qiuyun Chen, Qing Kenneth Wang
BACKGROUND: Despite recent improvements in angioplasty and placement of drug-eluting stents in treatment of atherosclerosis, restenosis and in-stent thrombosis impede treatment efficacy and cause numerous deaths. Research efforts are needed to identify new molecular targets for blocking restenosis. We aim to establish angiogenic factor AGGF1 (angiogenic factor with G patch and FHA domains 1) as a novel target for blocking neointimal formation and restenosis after vascular injury. METHODS AND RESULTS: AGGF1 shows strong expression in carotid arteries; however, its expression is markedly decreased in arteries after vascular injury...
June 25, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648541/coronary-artery-anomalies-in-patients-with-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-and-their-impact-on-postoperative-outcomes
#20
Maciej Moll, Krzysztof W Michalak, Katarzyna Sobczak-Budlewska, Jadwiga A Moll, Marek Kopala, Konrad Szymczyk, Paweł Dryżek, Jacek J Moll
BACKGROUND: Coronary anomalies are frequently present in children with transposition of the great arteries (TGA). Such anomalies significantly increase the complexity of arterial switch operations and may have an effect on postoperative outcomes. In this study, we aimed to assess the frequency of coronary anomalies in children with TGA and describe their effect on postoperative outcomes. METHODS: All patients with TGA who underwent an arterial switch operation between 1991 and 2015 were consecutively enrolled in this study...
June 22, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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