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Francesc Torres-Andres, Ericka L Fink, Michael J Bell, Mahesh S Sharma, Eric J Yablonsky, Joan Sanchez-de-Toledo
OBJECTIVES: To identify patient- and disease-related factors related to survival and favorable outcomes for children who underwent extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation after a refractory cardiac arrest. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study with prospective assessment of long-term functional outcome. PATIENTS: Fifty-six consecutive children undergoing extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation at our institution from 2007 to 2015...
March 9, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Eric A F Simões, Louis Bont, Paolo Manzoni, Brigitte Fauroux, Bosco Paes, Josep Figueras-Aloy, Paul A Checchia, Xavier Carbonell-Estrany
INTRODUCTION: The REGAL (RSV Evidence - A Geographical Archive of the Literature) series has provided a comprehensive review of the published evidence in the field of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in Western countries over the last 20 years. This seventh and final publication covers the past, present and future approaches to the prevention and treatment of RSV infection among infants and children. METHODS: A systematic review was undertaken of publications between January 1, 1995 and December 31, 2017 across PubMed, Embase and The Cochrane Library...
February 22, 2018: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
Bridgette L Tonnsen, John E Richards, Jane E Roberts
BACKGROUND: Although aberrant visual attention has been identified in infants at high familial risk for autism, the developmental emergence of atypical attention remains unclear. Integrating biological measures of attention into prospective high-risk infant studies may inform more nuanced developmental trajectories, clarifying the onset and course of atypical attention and potentially advancing early screening or treatment protocols. Heart rate-defined sustained attention (HRDSA) is a well-validated biological measure of attentional engagement that, in non-clinical infant populations, provides incremental information about attentional engagement beyond looking behaviors alone...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Tadahisa Sugiura, Goki Matsumura, Shinka Miyamoto, Hideki Miyachi, Christopher K Breuer, Toshiharu Shinoka
OBJECTIVE: Tissue engineering holds great promise for the advancement of cardiovascular surgery as well as other medical fields. Tissue-engineered vascular grafts have the ability to grow and remodel and could therefore make great advances for pediatric cardiovascular surgery. In 2001, we began a human clinical trial evaluating these grafts in patients with a univentricular physiology. Herein, we report the long-term results of patients who underwent implantation of tissue-engineered vascular grafts as extracardiac total cavopulmonary conduits...
February 7, 2018: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Julia Hock, Barbara Reiner, Rhoia C Neidenbach, Renate Oberhoffer, Alfred Hager, Peter Ewert, Jan Müller
OBJECTIVE: Children and adolescents with an univentricular heart after total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC) have functional impairments. This study assesses health-related physical fitness (HRPF) and exercise capacity, as well as their relation to health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with an univentricular heart after total-pulmonary connection (TCPC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between July 2014 and October 2016 a total of 78 children and adolescents with TCPC (12...
March 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Hugo R Martinez, Samuel Wittekind, Roosevelt Bryant, James S Tweddell, Clifford Chin
The objective of this study is to describe identifiable risk factors, complications, and pitfalls while listing pediatric patients for heart transplantation, which is the standard of care for end-stage heart disease in children. Since the introduction of cyclosporine in the 1980s, the management in pediatric heart transplantation has shown consistent improvement, mainly because of technological advances and the integration of multidisciplinary teams in the field. However, the complexity of this patient population makes medical providers vulnerable to complications as a result of undesirable mistakes...
March 2018: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual
Aleksandra Pelczarska, Michał Jakubczyk, Joanna Jakubiak-Lasocka, Maciej Banach, Małgorzata Myśliwiec, Marcin Gruchała, Maciej Niewada
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) elevates the cholesterol level and increases the risk of coronary events and death. Early detection and treatment reduce this risk. We aimed to determine the cost-effectiveness of FH screening in Poland in children, first job takers, and after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) event, each followed by a cascade screening in the relatives of the positively-diagnosed subjects. METHODS: A decision tree was constructed to model the diagnosis process...
January 31, 2018: Atherosclerosis
Alun C Jackson, Rosemary O Higgins, Erica Frydenberg, Rachel P-T Liang, Barbara M Murphy
PURPOSE: Studies of familial coping with a child's chronic condition have highlighted psychological distress; family functioning; and quality of life; as issues that demand coping strategies. There are conflicting findings on impact and coping and a paucity of information about the specific coping challenges for parents of a child with heart disease, with few qualitative studies in this area. The purpose of the study was to explore the way parents coped with their child's heart condition as it impacted on different domains of family functioning...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Jo Howard, April E Slee, Simon Skene, Baba Inusa, Jamie Kawadler, Michelle Downes, Johanna Gavlak, Melanie Koelbel, Hanne Stotesbury, Maria Chorozoglou, Susan Tebbs, Subarna Chakravorty, Moji Awogbade, David C Rees, Atul Gupta, Patrick B Murphy, Nicholas Hart, Sati Sahota, Carol Nwosu, Maureen Gwam, Dawn Saunders, Vivek Muthurangu, Nathaniel Barber, Emmanuel Ako, Swee Lay Thein, Melanie Marshall, Isabel C Reading, Man Ying Edith Cheng, Fenella J Kirkham, Christina Liossi
BACKGROUND: In addition to pain, sickle cell anaemia (HbSS) complications include neurocognitive difficulties in attention and processing speed associated with low daytime and night-time oxygen saturation compounded by obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). In the general population OSA is treated with continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP). The aim of this single-blind, randomised, controlled phase II trial is to compare auto-adjusting CPAP (APAP) with standard care to standard care alone in individuals with HbSS to determine whether the intervention improves attention and processing speed, brain structure, pain and quality of life...
January 22, 2018: Trials
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
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...
April 2018: Cardiology in the Young
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
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
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
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
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...
January 2, 2018: Circulation
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
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
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
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
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