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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349805/hybrid-continuous-flow-total-artificial-heart
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Carson Fox, Steven Chopski, Nohra Murad, Paul Allaire, Robert Mentzer, Joseph Rossano, Francisco Arabia, Amy Throckmorton
Clinical studies using total artificial hearts (TAHs) have demonstrated that pediatric and adult patients derive quality-of-life benefits from this form of therapy. Two clinically-approved TAHs and other pumps under development, however, have design challenges and limitations, including thromboembolic events, neurologic impairment, infection risk due to large size and percutaneous drivelines, and lack of ambulation, to name a few. To address these limitations, we are developing a hybrid-design, continuous-flow, implantable or extracorporeal, magnetically-levitated TAH for pediatric and adult patients with heart failure...
January 18, 2018: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316996/a-randomised-trial-of-early-palliative-care-for-maternal-stress-in-infants-prenatally-diagnosed-with-single-ventricle-heart-disease
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Hayley S Hancock, Ken Pituch, Karen Uzark, Priya Bhat, Carly Fifer, Maria Silveira, Sunkyung Yu, Suzanne Welch, Janet Donohue, Ray Lowery, Ranjit Aiyagari
Children with single-ventricle disease experience high mortality and complex care. In other life-limiting childhood illnesses, paediatric palliative care may mitigate maternal stress. We hypothesised that early palliative care in the single-ventricle population may have the same benefit for mothers. In this pilot randomised trial of early palliative care, mothers of infants with prenatal single-ventricle diagnoses completed surveys measuring depression, anxiety, coping, and quality of life at a prenatal visit and neonatal discharge...
January 10, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279413/association-between-diastolic-blood-pressure-during-pediatric-in-hospital-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-and-survival
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Robert A Berg, Robert M Sutton, Ron W Reeder, John T Berger, Christopher J Newth, Joseph A Carcillo, Patrick S McQuillen, Kathleen L Meert, Andrew R Yates, Rick E Harrison, Frank W Moler, Murray M Pollack, Todd C Carpenter, David L Wessel, Tammara L Jenkins, Daniel A Notterman, Richard Holubkov, Robert F Tamburro, J Michael Dean, Vinay M Nadkarni
Background -Based on laboratory cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) investigations and limited adult data demonstrating that survival depends on attaining adequate arterial diastolic blood pressure (DBP) during CPR, American Heart Association recommends using BP to guide pediatric CPR. However, evidence-based BP targets during pediatric CPR remain an important knowledge gap for CPR guidelines. Methods -All children ≥37 weeks gestation and <19 years old in Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network intensive care units with chest compressions for ≥1 minute and invasive arterial blood pressure monitoring prior to and during CPR between July 1, 2013 and June 31, 2016 were included...
December 26, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260345/palivizumab-in-the-prevention-of-severe-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease-a-novel-cost-utility-modeling-study-reflecting-evidence-based-clinical-pathways-in-spain
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Ralph Schmidt, Istvan Majer, Natalia García Román, Alejandra Rivas Basterra, ElizaBeth Grubb, Constancio Medrano López
BACKGROUND: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection remains one of the major reasons of re-hospitalization among children with congenital heart disease (CHD). This study estimated the cost-effectiveness of palivizumab prophylaxis versus placebo, in Spain, from the societal perspective, using a novel cost-effectiveness model reflecting evidence-based clinical pathways. METHODS: A decision-analytic model, combining a decision tree structure in the first year and a Markov structure in later years, was constructed to evaluate the benefits and costs associated with palivizumab versus no prophylaxis among children with CHD...
December 19, 2017: Health Economics Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167745/the-use-of-smartphones-to-influence-lifestyle-changes-in-overweight-and-obese-youth-with-congenital-heart-disease-a-single-arm-study-pilot-and-feasibility-study-protocol-smart-heart-trial
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Meghan Rombeek, Stefanie De Jesus, Luis Altamirano-Diaz, Eva Welisch, Harry Prapavessis, Jamie A Seabrook, Kambiz Norozi
Background: Both obesity and congenital heart disease (CHD) are risk factors for the long-term cardiovascular health of children and adolescents. The addition of smart mobile technology to conventional lifestyle counseling for weight management offers great potential to appeal to technologically literate youth and can address a large geographical area with minimal burden to participants. This pilot study seeks to examine the influence of a 1-year lifestyle intervention on nutrition and physical activity-related health outcomes in overweight or obese children and adolescents with CHD...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152920/using-state-birth-defects-registries-to-evaluate-regional-critical-congenital-heart-disease-newborn-screening
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Amy Peterson Case, Stephanie D Miller, Monica R McClain
BACKGROUND: Most states have now passed legislation mandating pulse oximetry for all newborns, or have promulgated regulations or guidelines to encourage use of routine pulse oximetry. State-based birth defects registries may be well positioned to track and evaluate critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) screening coverage and outcomes. This purpose of this study was to determine: (1) the proportion of cases detected by screening, (2) health services use by children with CCHDs during the first year of life, and (3) mortality outcomes...
November 1, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114009/2017-american-heart-association-focused-update-on-pediatric-basic-life-support-and-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-quality-an-update-to-the-american-heart-association-guidelines-for-cardio-pulmonary-resuscitation-and-emergency-cardiovascular-care
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Dianne L Atkins, Allan R de Caen, Stuart Berger, Ricardo A Samson, Stephen M Schexnayder, Benny L Joyner, Blair L Bigham, Dana E Niles, Jonathan P Duff, Elizabeth A Hunt, Peter A Meaney
This focused update to the American Heart Association guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency cardiovascular care follows the Pediatric Task Force of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation evidence review. It aligns with the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation's continuous evidence review process, and updates are published when the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation completes a literature review based on new science. This update provides the evidence review and treatment recommendation for chest compression-only CPR versus CPR using chest compressions with rescue breaths for children <18 years of age...
November 6, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104017/neurodevelopmental-outcome-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-children-with-single-ventricle-heart-disease-before-fontan-procedure
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Bettina Reich, Kristina Heye, Ruth Tuura, Ingrid Beck, Kristina Wetterling, Andreas Hahn, Karoline Hofmann, Dietmar Schranz, Hakan Akintürk, Beatrice Latal, Walter Knirsch
Neurodevelopmental impairment and impaired quality of life constitute a major source of morbidity among children with complex congenital heart disease, in particular for single-ventricle (SV) morphologies. Risk factors and quality of life determining clinical and neurodevelopmental outcome at 2 years of age are examined. In a 2-center cohort study, 48 patients with SV morphology (26 hypoplastic left heart syndrome and 22 other types of univentricular heart defect) have been examined before Fontan procedure between 2010 and 2015...
December 5, 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100908/quality-of-life-in-children-participating-in-a-non-selective-inr-self-monitoring-vka-education-programme
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Pascal Amedro, Fanny Bajolle, Helena Bertet, Radhia Cheurfi, Dominique Lasne, Erika Nogue, Pascal Auquier, Marie-Christine Picot, Damien Bonnet
BACKGROUND: The quality of life (QoL) of children receiving vitamin K antagonist (VKA) treatment has been scarcely studied. AIM: To assess QoL of children, and its evolution, throughout our non-selective international normalized ratio (INR) self-monitoring education programme. METHODS: Children and parents completed QoL questionnaires (Qualin, PedsQL) during education sessions. Scores were compared with those from controls. RESULTS: A total of 111 children (mean±standard deviation age 8...
October 31, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084067/a-randomized-control-trial-of-cardiopulmonary-feedback-devices-and-their-impact-on-infant-chest-compression-quality-a-simulation-study
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Andrea L Austin, Carmen N Spalding, Katrina N Landa, Brian R Myer, Cure Donald, Jason E Smith, Gerald Platt, Heather C King
OBJECTIVES: In effort to improve chest compression quality among health care providers, numerous feedback devices have been developed. Few studies, however, have focused on the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation feedback devices for infants and children. This study evaluated the quality of chest compressions with standard team-leader coaching, a metronome (MetroTimer by ONYX Apps), and visual feedback (SkillGuide Cardiopulmonary Feedback Device) during simulated infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation...
October 27, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073929/health-related-quality-of-life-of-mothers-of-children-with-congenital-heart-disease-in-a-sub-saharan-setting-cross-sectional-comparative-study
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Lidia Sileshi, Endale Tefera
BACKGROUND: While the Health Related Quality of Life of the children with congenital heart defects is primarily affected, caring for a child with birth defect has an impact on the family's quality of life as well. Understanding the level of quality of life of the parents, which is likely to vary in different cultural settings, beliefs and parental educational status may help to implement educational programs and other interventional measures that may improve the HRQOL of parents of such children...
October 26, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071790/stress-and-quality-of-life-among-parents-of-children-with-congenital-heart-disease-referred-for-psychological-services
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Astrida Kaugars, Clarissa Shields, Cheryl Brosig
OBJECTIVE: The study examined parent stress and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among families of children with congenital heart disease (CHD) referred for psychological services. METHODS: Parents of 54 children (85% boys) aged 3 to 13 (Mage  = 7.48, SD = 2.38) completed measures to assess parenting stress (Parenting Stress Index - Short Form; Pediatric Inventory for Parents) and the PedsQL Family Impact Module. Medical information was retrieved from medical record review...
October 25, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980091/biopsychosocial-predictors-of-quality-of-life-outcomes-in-pediatric-congenital-heart-disease
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Michelle M Ernst, Bradley S Marino, Amy Cassedy, Carrie Piazza-Waggoner, Rodney C Franklin, Katherine Brown, Jo Wray
The purpose of this prospective multi-center cross-sectional study was to identify key biopsychosocial factors that impact quality of life (QOL) of youth with congenital heart disease (CHD). Patient-parent pairs were recruited at a regular hospital follow-up visit. Patient- and parent-proxy-reported QOL were assessed using the Pediatric Cardiac Quality of Life Inventory (PCQLI). Wallander's and Varni's disability-stress coping model guided factor selection, which included disease factors, educational impairment, psychosocial stress, child psychological and parent/family factors...
October 4, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940060/psychosocial-implications-of-living-with-catecholaminergic-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia-in-adulthood
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Ebony Richardson, Catherine Spinks, Andrew Davis, Christian Turner, John Atherton, Julie McGaughran, Christopher Semsarian, Jodie Ingles
Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is a rare inherited arrhythmogenic disease with a high risk of sudden cardiac death. The impact on health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) and psychosocial outcomes is not known. We sought to provide the first description of HR-QoL and psychosocial wellbeing of adults with CPVT, parents of affected children and at-risk relatives. Participants were recruited through the Australian Genetic Heart Disease Registry and invited to complete a cross-sectional survey comprising a number of validated scales and open-ended questions...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921500/growth-hormone-therapy-for-people-with-thalassaemia
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REVIEW
Chin Fang Ngim, Nai Ming Lai, Janet Yh Hong, Shir Ley Tan, Amutha Ramadas, Premala Muthukumarasamy, Meow-Keong Thong
BACKGROUND: Thalassaemia is a recessively-inherited blood disorder that leads to anaemia of varying severity. In those affected by the more severe forms, regular blood transfusions are required which may lead to iron overload. Accumulated iron from blood transfusions may be deposited in vital organs including the heart, liver and endocrine organs such as the pituitary glands which can affect growth hormone production. Growth hormone deficiency is one of the factors that can lead to short stature, a common complication in people with thalassaemia...
September 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919116/global-regional-and-national-age-sex-specific-mortality-for-264-causes-of-death-1980-2016-a-systematic-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2016
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BACKGROUND: Monitoring levels and trends in premature mortality is crucial to understanding how societies can address prominent sources of early death. The Global Burden of Disease 2016 Study (GBD 2016) provides a comprehensive assessment of cause-specific mortality for 264 causes in 195 locations from 1980 to 2016. This assessment includes evaluation of the expected epidemiological transition with changes in development and where local patterns deviate from these trends. METHODS: We estimated cause-specific deaths and years of life lost (YLLs) by age, sex, geography, and year...
September 16, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914735/palliative-care-in-neuromuscular-diseases
#17
Marianne de Visser, David J Oliver
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness. Neuromuscular disorders (NMDs) are characterized by progressive muscle weakness, leading to pronounced and incapacitating physical disabilities. Most NMDs are not amenable to curative treatment and would thus qualify for palliative care. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a relentlessly progressive disease, which leads to death about 2 years after onset due to respiratory muscle weakness...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874075/congenital-heart-disease-a-primer-for-the-pediatric-neuropsychologist
#18
Adam R Cassidy, Dawn Ilardi, Susan R Bowen, Lyla E Hampton, Kimberley P Heinrich, Michelle M Loman, Jacqueline H Sanz, Kelly R Wolfe
Congenital heart disease (CHD) affects millions of people worldwide, including over one million children in the United States. Approximately 25% of children born with CHD require intensive surgical intervention within the first year of life. Despite improved rates of survival into adulthood - rates that exceed 90% in the modern era - children and adolescents with CHD remain at risk for neurological injury and a range of neurobehavioral and psychosocial challenges that pose a threat to quality of life across the lifespan...
September 6, 2017: Child Neuropsychology: a Journal on Normal and Abnormal Development in Childhood and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859790/ivabradine-in-children-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-and-symptomatic-chronic-heart-failure
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Damien Bonnet, Felix Berger, Eero Jokinen, Paul F Kantor, Piers E F Daubeney
BACKGROUND: Heart rate reduction as a therapeutic target has been investigated in adults with heart failure (HF). Ivabradine has shown promising efficacy, but has not been evaluated in children. Currently, treatment recommendations for chronic pediatric HF are based mainly on chronic HF guidelines for adults. OBJECTIVES: The authors explored the dose-response relationship of ivabradine in children with dilated cardiomyopathy and symptomatic chronic HF. The primary endpoint was ≥20% reduction in heart rate from baseline without inducing bradycardia or symptoms...
September 5, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855227/health-related-quality-of-life-in-infants-and-toddlers-with-congenital-heart-disease-a-cross-sectional-survey-from-south-india
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Manu Raj, Abish Sudhakar, Rinku Roy, Sumi Soman, Libin Antony, Bhavik Champaneri, Raman Krishna Kumar
OBJECTIVE: There are limited data on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) for infants and toddlers with congenital heart disease (CHD). We sought to compare generic HRQOL of infants and toddlers between CHD subjects and controls. DESIGN: Dual-setting, cross-sectional analytical survey. SETTING: We collected HRQOL data on infants and toddlers through a community survey for controls and through a hospital-based survey for those with CHD. PATIENTS: A total of 499 subjects with confirmed CHD in the age group of 1-24 months admitted for elective surgery in the study institution were selected by consecutive sampling...
August 30, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
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