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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329458/type-iv-total-anomalous-pulmonary-venous-connection
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James D St Louis, Elizabeth M Turk, Jeffrey P Jacobs, James E O'Brien
BACKGROUND: Mortality associated with correction of type IV total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) is generally reported in combination with other anatomic types. The objective of this study is to review surgical outcomes associated with the repair of type IV TAPVC by analyzing a multi-institutional cohort specific for this group. We also analyze patient-specific variables that may contribute to poor operative outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective review of the Pediatric Cardiac Care Consortium (PCCC) registry identified patients who underwent repair of type IV TAPVC between 1982 and 2007...
March 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323074/an-obesogenic-refined-low-fat-diet-disrupts-attentional-and-behavioral-control-processes-in-a-vigilance-task-in-rats
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Aaron P Blaisdell, Traci Biedermann, Eric Sosa, Ava Abuchaei, Neveen Youssef, Sylvie Bradesi
Diets consisting of refined foods (REF) are associated with poor physical (e.g., obesity and diabetes) and mental (e.g., depression) health and impaired cognition. Few animal studies have explored the causal links between diet processing and health. Instead, most studies focus on the role of macronutrients, especially carbohydrate and fat concurrently with how processed are the ingredients. We previously showed that a REF low fat diet (LFD) caused greater adiposity and impaired motivation compared to an unrefined control (CON) diet consisting of similar macronutrient ratios (Blaisdell et al...
March 18, 2017: Behavioural Processes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321701/burden-of-disease-attributed-to-ambient-pm2-5-and-pm10-exposure-in-190-cities-in-china
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Kamal Jyoti Maji, Mohit Arora, Anil Kumar Dikshit
Particulate air pollution is becoming a serious public health concern in urban cities of China. Association of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) and economic loss with air pollution-related health effects demand quantitative analysis for correctional measures in air quality. This study applies an epidemiology-based exposure-response function to obtain the quantitative estimate of health impact of particulate matter PM2.5 and PM10 across 190 cities of China during years 2014-2015. The annual average concentration of PM2...
March 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298794/anesthetic-implications-in-a-child-with-crouzon-syndrome
#4
Ajeet Kumar, Nitika Goel, Chandni Sinha, Abhishek Singh
Crouzon syndrome (CS) is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder characterized by craniofacial dysostosis. Premature fusion of skull base leads to midfacial hypoplasia, shallow orbit, mandibular prognathism, overcrowding of upper teeth, high-arched palate, and upper airway obstruction. It is important for anesthesiologists managing such patients to recognize and avoid potential airway complications. Here, we present a case of a 10-year-old child with CS posted for ptosis correction surgery. Use of peripheral nerve blocks to cut down opioid requirement, inhalational induction, and maintenance are key aspects in successful management of such cases...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292964/longitudinal-evaluation-of-growth-in-oesophageal-atresia-patients-up-to-12%C3%A2-years
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Floor W T Vergouwe, Marjolein Spoel, Nicole W G van Beelen, Saskia J Gischler, René M H Wijnen, Joost van Rosmalen, Hanneke IJsselstijn
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies reported diminished growth after oesophageal atresia (OA) repair. We evaluated long-term follow-up data on growth. METHODS: Longitudinal cohort study up to 12 years. Patients with OA, born 1999-2013, who participated in a longitudinal follow-up programme were included. Children with genetic syndromes associated with growth disorders were excluded. SD scores (SDS) for height-for-age (HFA), weight-for-height (WFH) and distance-to-target-height were calculated for routine visits (0...
March 14, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281729/assessment-of-the-systemic-right-ventricular-function-in-overweight-and-obese-patients-with-congenitally-corrected-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
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Ewa Kowalik, Anna Klisiewicz, Elżbieta K Biernacka, Piotr Hoffman
BACKGROUND: In congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries the right ventricle supports systemic circulation and patients are prone to develop heart failure over time. Chronic volume overload secondary to obesity may contribute to premature dysfunction of the systemic right ventricle. AIM: The aim of our study was to assess the systemic right ventricular function in overweight/obese adult patients with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries...
March 10, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264088/association-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus-ligation-with-death-or-neurodevelopmental-impairment-among-extremely-preterm-infants
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Dany E Weisz, Lucia Mirea, Erin Rosenberg, Maximus Jang, Linh Ly, Paige T Church, Edmond Kelly, S Joseph Kim, Amish Jain, Patrick J McNamara, Prakesh S Shah
Importance: Observational studies have associated patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) ligation among preterm infants with adverse neonatal outcomes and neurodevelopmental impairment in early childhood, with a resultant secular trend away from surgical treatment. However, to our knowledge, studies have inadequately addressed sources of residual bias, including survival bias and major neonatal morbidities arising before exposure to ligation. Objective: Evaluate the association between PDA ligation vs medical management and neonatal and neurodevelopmental outcomes...
March 6, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257420/effectiveness-of-a-neuropsychological-treatment-for-confabulations-after-brain-injury-a-clinical-trial-with-theoretical-implications
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Mónica Triviño, Estrella Ródenas, Juan Lupiáñez, Marisa Arnedo
Confabulators consistently generate false memories without intention to deceive and with great feelings of rightness. However, to our knowledge, there is currently no known effective treatment for them. In order to fill this gap, our aim was to design a neuropsychological treatment based on current theoretical models and test it experimentally in 20 confabulators sequentially allocated to two groups: an experimental and a control group. The experimental group received nine sessions of treatment for three weeks (three sessions per week)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250050/a-novel-mouse-model-of-anterior-segment-dysgenesis-asd-conditional-deletion-of-tsc1-disrupts-ciliary-body-and-iris-development
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Anna-Carin Hägglund, Iwan Jones, Leif Carlsson
Development of the cornea, lens, ciliary body and iris within the anterior segment of the eye involves coordinated interaction between cells originating from the ciliary margin of the optic cup, the overlying periocular mesenchyme and the lens epithelium. Anterior segment dysgenesis (ASD) encompasses a spectrum of developmental syndromes that affect these anterior segment tissues. ASD conditions arise as a result of dominantly inherited genetic mutations and result in both ocular-specific and systemic forms of dysgenesis that are best exemplified by aniridia and Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome, respectively...
March 1, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210479/pregnant-after-assisted-reproduction-a-risk-pregnancy-is-born-18-years-perinatal-outcome-results-from-a-population-based-registry-in-flanders-belgium
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W Ombelet, G Martens, L Bruckers
BACKGROUND: Although the increased risk for perinatal morbidity and mortality of babies born after ART is largely attributed to a higher rate of multiple gestations, a significantly worse perinatal outcome for singleton pregnancies following ART compared to pregnancies after natural conception has been reported as well. Most studies only include IVF/ICSI pregnancies; studies describing the perinatal outcome of pregnancies after non-IVF assisted reproduction are scarce. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Population-based cohort study with three exposure groups: a study group of pregnancies (1) after ovarian stimulation (OS), with or without artificial insemination (AI), (2) after IFV or ICSI and (3) a naturally conceived (NC) comparison group...
December 2016: Facts, Views & Vision in ObGyn
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207960/improving-nutritional-practices-in-premature-infants-can-increase-their-growth-velocity-and-the-breastfeeding-rates
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Salvador Piris Borregas, María López Maestro, María José Torres Valdivieso, José Carlos Martínez Ávila, Gerardo Bustos Lozano, Carmen Rosa Pallás Alonso
AIM: This study analysed the changes in growth velocity (GV) of preterm infants weighing less than 1,500g based on different nutritional practices over a 24-year period. METHODS: A retrospective study with prospectively collected data was performed in a level three Spanish neonatal intensive care unit. Data on birth weight, gestational age (GA) and GV were collected from 1990 to 2013 and breastfeeding data was gathered from 2000. A generalised linear model corrected by GA and small for gestational age was applied...
February 16, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206997/pulmonary-hypertension-in-preterm-infants-results-of-a-prospective-screening-program
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C G Weismann, J D Asnes, A Bazzy-Asaad, C Tolomeo, R A Ehrenkranz, M J Bizzarro
OBJECTIVE: Determine prevalence and associations with pulmonary hypertension (PH) in preterm infants. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective institutional echocardiographic PH screening at 36 to 38 weeks' corrected gestational age (GA) for infants born <32 weeks' GA who had bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD; group BPD), and infants without BPD who had a birth weight (BW) <750 g, or clinical suspicion for PH (group NoBPD). RESULTS: Two hundred and four infants were screened (GA 25...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203336/a-5-fr-externalized-nephroureteral-catheter-as-the-sole-protective-device-for-pediatric-pyeloplasty-the-experiences-of-142-patients
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Mansour Mollaeian, Maryam Ghavami-Adel, Farid Eskandari, Arash Mollaeian
BACKGROUND: Pyeloplasty for ureteropelvic junction obstruction correction is a common procedure, but the optimal method for protective diversion after pyeloplasty is still a matter of debate. OBJECTIVES: Here, we present our clinical trial experience using a single percutaneous externalized nephroureteral (NU) 5-Fr catheter (infant feeding tube) with multiple side holes as the sole instrument of drainage to provide a protective mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective study, we analyzed the charts of 142 patients who underwent pyeloplasty from August 2001 through October 2008...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202108/-clinical-efficacy-of-pulmonary-surfactant-combined-with-budesonide-for-preventing-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants
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Jing Pan, Ming-Wu Chen, Wen-Quan Ni, Tao Fang, Hui Zhang, Ye Chen, Jia-Hua Pan
OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinical efficacy of intratracheal instillation of pulmonary surfactant (PS) combined with budesonide for preventing bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. METHODS: Thirty VLBW infants with gestational age <32 weeks who developed neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (NRDS) (grade III-IV) suffering from intrauterine infection were randomly assigned into a PS + budesonide group and a PS alone group...
February 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192277/cdkn2a-p16ink4-a-expression-is-associated-with-vascular-progeria-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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Peter Stenvinkel, Karin Luttropp, Dagmara McGuinness, Anna Witasp, Abdul Rashid Qureshi, Annika Wernerson, Louise Nordfors, Martin Schalling, Jonaz Ripsweden, Lars Wennberg, Magnus Söderberg, Peter Bárány, Hannes Olauson, Paul G Shiels
Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) display a progeric vascular phenotype linked to apoptosis, cellular senescence and osteogenic transformation. This has proven intractable to modelling appropriately in model organisms. We have therefore investigated this directly in man, using for the first time validated cellular biomarkers of ageing (CDKN2A/p16(INK4a), SA-β-Gal) in arterial biopsies from 61 CKD patients undergoing living donor renal transplantation. We demonstrate that in the uremic milieu, increased arterial expression of CDKN2A/p16(INK4a) associated with vascular progeria in CKD, independently of chronological age...
February 9, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186938/an-online-questionnaire-survey-of-uk-general-practitioners-knowledge-and-management-of-familial-hypercholesterolaemia
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See Kwok, Jing Pang, Safwaan Adam, Gerald F Watts, Handrean Soran
OBJECTIVE: Early diagnosis and treatment of heterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia (HeFH) is known to be associated with reduced mortality from premature coronary artery disease, but HeFH remains underdiagnosed. This survey aims to determine knowledge and current management of HeFH in general practice. SETTING: An online questionnaire was administered to general practitioners' (GPs') in the North West of England to assess their knowledge and management of HeFH...
November 9, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182143/a-possible-role-of-the-infant-toddler-sensory-profile-in-screening-for-autism-a-proof-of-concept-study-in-the-specific-sample-of-prematurely-born-children-with-birth-weights-1-500-g
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Stepanka Beranova, Jan Stoklasa, Iva Dudova, Daniela Markova, Martina Kasparova, Jana Zemankova, Tomas Urbanek, Tomas Talasek, Pasi Luukka, Michal Hrdlicka
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to explore the potential of the Infant/Toddler Sensory Profile (ITSP) as a screening tool for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in prematurely born children. METHODS: Parents of 157 children with birth weights <1,500 g (aged 2 years, corrected for prematurity; 88 boys, 69 girls) completed a screening battery that included the ITSP, Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT), and the Communication and Symbolic Behavior Scales Developmental Profile Infant-Toddler Checklist (CSBS-DP-ITC)...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159975/use-of-a-supplemental-oxygen-protocol-to-suppress-progression-of-retinopathy-of-prematurity
#18
Tarah T Colaizy, Susannah Longmuir, Kevin Gertsch, Michael David Abràmoff, Jonathan M Klein
Purpose: To compare progression of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) before and after institution of an oxygen therapy protocol to inhibit active proliferation and progression of ROP in premature infants. Methods: A retrospective cohort study was performed of premature infants undergoing ROP screening before (cohort A) and after (cohort B) implementation of an oxygen therapy protocol to inhibit further progression for those with stage 2 ROP or worse. Statistical analysis with χ2, Fisher's exact test, or Wilcoxon rank sum test was performed; and logistic regression models were created to determine the odds ratio of cohort B developing ROP progression beyond stage 2, compared to cohort A, adjusting for other risk factors for ROP...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156213/structural-brain-differences-in-school-age-children-with-and-without-single-suture-craniosynostosis
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Kristina Aldridge, Brent R Collett, Erin R Wallace, Craig Birgfeld, Jordan R Austin, Regina Yeh, Madison Feil, Kathleen A Kapp-Simon, Elizabeth H Aylward, Michael L Cunningham, Matthew L Speltz
OBJECTIVE Single-suture craniosynostosis (SSC), the premature fusion of a cranial suture, is characterized by dysmorphology of the craniofacial skeleton. Evidence to suggest that children with SSC are at an elevated risk of mild to moderate developmental delays and neurocognitive deficits is mounting, but the associations among premature suture fusion, neuroanatomy, and neurocognition are unexplained. The goals of this study were to determine 1) whether differences in the brain are present in young children with the 2 most common forms of SSC (sagittal and metopic) several years following surgical correction, and 2) whether the pattern of differences varies by affected suture (sagittal or metopic)...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153932/parental-engagement-and-early-interactions-with-preterm-infants-during-the-stay-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-protocol-of-a-mixed-method-and-longitudinal-study
#20
Alberto Stefana, Manuela Lavelli
INTRODUCTION: The preterm infants' developmental outcomes depend on biological and environmental risk factors. The environmental factors include prolonged parental separation, less exposure to early mother/father-infant interactions and the parents' ability to respond to the trauma of premature birth. In the case of premature birth, the father's ability to take an active part in the care of the infant from the start is essential. The parents' emotional closeness to the preterm infant hospitalised in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) may be crucial to the well-being of the newborn, the development of mutual regulation, the establishment of a functioning parent-infant affective relationship and the parents' confidence in their ability to provide care for their baby...
February 2, 2017: BMJ Open
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