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Pediatric Thrombosis

Adriana Yock-Corrales, Flory Varela-Bulgarelli, Cary Barboza, Alfonso Gutierrez-Mata, Mark T Mackay, Franz Babl
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to describe clinical presentation, management, and outcomes of stroke in a tertiary emergency department (ED) of a developing country. METHODOLOGY: Retrospective case series of patients aged 1 month to 18 years presenting to an ED with radiological confirmed acute stroke during a 7-year period were studied. RESULTS: Ninety-five patients were identified. Twenty-five patients were excluded because of incomplete records (8) or not presenting via ED (17)...
October 4, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
Lorena Monge Galindo, Ruth Fernando Martínez, Cristina Fuertes Rodrigo, David Fustero de Miguel, Victoria Pueyo Royo, Juan Pablo García Iñiguez, Javier López-Pisón, José Luis Peña-Segura
INTRODUCTION: We present our experience on idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), before and after the introduction of a specific diagnosis and management protocol. METHOD: A descriptive retrospective study was conducted on patients with IIH over a 25year period (1990-2015), comparing the last 7years (after introduction of the protocol) with the previous 18years. RESULTS: Among the 18,865 patients evaluated, there were 54 cases of IIH (29 infants and 25 children)...
October 13, 2016: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
Ursula I Tuor, Min Qiao, Manasi Sule, Melissa Morgunov, Tadeusz Foniok
Stroke is a major cause of disability in adults and children. Recently, we have developed an adult rat model of minor stroke containing a peri-infarct region with a modest T2 increase and mild ischemic damage. We hypothesized that a neonatal minor stroke with mild peri-ischemic changes could also be produced, but with potential ontogenic differences. Using our minor photothrombosis method, we produced a range of severities of ischemic lesions (mini, minor, moderate and severe) within magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) slices of adult and neonatal rats...
October 12, 2016: NMR in Biomedicine
Hyoung Soo Choi, Chang Won Choi, Heon Min Kim, Hye Won Park
BACKGROUND: While venous thromboembolism (VTE) is uncommon, its incidence is increasing in children. We aimed to evaluate the incidence, risk factors, treatment, and outcome of pediatric VTE cases at a single tertiary hospital in Korea. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the records of consecutive pediatric VTE patients admitted to the Seoul National University Bundang Hospital between April 2003 and March 2016. RESULTS: Among 70,462 hospitalizations, 25 pediatric VTE cases were identified (3...
September 2016: Blood Research
M L Avila, L R Brandão, S Williams, M I Montoya, J Stinson, A Kiss, B M Feldman
BACKGROUND: Postthrombotic syndrome (PTS) is a complication of deep vein thrombosis defined by the presence of characteristic signs and symptoms. We developed a discriminative and evaluative index for the assessment of upper and lower extremity (UE/LE) pediatric PTS. METHODS: The items to be included in the index were voted for by 26 pediatric thrombosis experts invited to participate in a Delphi survey. Subsequent item weighting was based on item importance elicited using multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA); 122 health care providers and patients/parents participated in item weighting...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
L Badet, X Matillon, R Codas, M-O Timsit, R Thuret, F Kleinclauss, D Demede
AIMS: To describe indications, surgical aspects, results and outcomes of kidney transplantation in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An exhaustive systematic review of the scientific literature was performed in the Medline database ( and Embase ( using different associations of the following keywords (MESH): "kidney transplantation", "pediatric", "children", "outcomes". Publications obtained were selected based on methodology, language, date of publication (last 10 years) and relevance...
September 29, 2016: Progrès en Urologie
Aurelia B Fu, Erica I Hodgman, Lorraine S Burkhalter, Rachel Renkes, Tamra Slone, Adam C Alder
BACKGROUND: Central venous access devices (CVADs) play an important role in the management of pediatric oncology patients; unfortunately, they are also associated with potentially serious complication rates. We hypothesized that, despite the significantly different disease courses typical of acute lymphoblastic leukemia and acute myelogenous leukemia, there would be identifiable risk factors for premature CVAD removal. METHODS: We retrospectively studied clinical characteristics and procedure records for all patients admitted with a leukemia diagnosis at our institution from May 2009 to July 2014...
October 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
Alexandra Marquez, Veronika Shabanova, Edward Vincent S Faustino
OBJECTIVE: We determined whether in critically ill children with an untunneled central venous catheter, the risk of catheter-associated deep venous thrombosis can be predicted within 24 hours after insertion of the catheter. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of two multicenter prospective cohort studies. SETTING: PICUs in Northeastern United States. PATIENTS: A total of 175 children admitted to the PICU within 24 hours after insertion of an untunneled central venous catheter who did not receive anticoagulation were included...
September 22, 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Susan M Hastings, Shriprasad Deshpande, Scott Wagoner, Kevin O Maher, David N Ku
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for cardiopulmonary support of critically ill patients is used frequently in the pediatric population. ECMO is burdened by complications, including thrombosis and hemorrhage. Here we demonstrate the focused location of clots, their histological composition, and the relationship of in situ thrombus to local hemodynamics in ECMO circuits.Pediatric ECMO circuits from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University (Atlanta, GA) were obtained following removal from extracorporeal support over a 2...
September 20, 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
Susanne Regus, Veronika Almási-Sperling, Werner Lang
INTRODUCTION: Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) creation in children could be extremely challenging for vascular surgeons due to small vessels with a high tendency of vasospasm. This could be one reason for primary failures (PF) and early access thrombosis. There exists no guideline for the need of intraoperative heparin administration during hemodialysis fistula creation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of intra-operative heparin administration on immediate outcome. METHODS: Medical records of 42 pediatric patients aged between 7 and 17 years were retrospectively reviewed...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
Ketan Kulkarni
As a pediatric hematologist oncologist with clinical and research interests in thrombosis in high-risk pediatric populations, and also as a member of International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis Early Career Task Force (ISTH ECTF), I had the opportunity to develop a guidance document on "Thromboprophylaxis for central venous catheters in the pediatric population" to the "Guidelines and Guidance Documents" committee. In this communication, I share my experiences to date, I discuss my excitement and initial success, the steep learning curve required to build research acumen, the lessons learnt, and the opportunities and challenges faced...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
Pier Luigi Meroni, Lorenza Maria Argolini, Irene Pontikaki
INTRODUCTION: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by vascular thrombosis and/or pregnancy morbidity associated with the persistent presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) including lupus anticoagulant (LA), anticardiolipin antibodies (aCL), and anti-β2 glycoprotein I antibodies (aβ2GPI). AREAS COVERED: APS is considered as the most common acquired hypercoagulation state of autoimmune origin in children. Unfortunately, data about incidence, prevalence, thrombosis risk and effective treatment in paediatric APS are limited and unmethodical...
October 2016: Expert Review of Hematology
J J Menéndez, C Verdú, B Calderón, A Gómez-Zamora, C Schüffelmann, J J de la Cruz, P de la Oliva
: Essentials Pediatric studies on peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC)-related thrombosis are scarce. This study analyzes incidence and risk factors for PICC-related venous thrombosis in children. PICC-related thrombosis is a common, and nearly always, asymptomatic complication. Echo-guided insertion and a catheter to vein ratio < 0.33 may notably decrease this complication. SUMMARY: Background Upper-extremity venous thrombosis is associated with the use of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs)...
August 25, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
Ionuţ Isaia Jeican, Gabriela Ichim, Dan Gheban
The article reviews the intestinal ischemia theme on newborn and children. The intestinal ischemia may be either acute - intestinal infarction (by vascular obstruction or by reduced mesenteric blood flow besides the occlusive mechanism), either chronic. In neonates, acute intestinal ischemia may be caused by aortic thrombosis, volvulus or hypoplastic left heart syndrome. In children, acute intestinal ischemia may be caused by fibromuscular dysplasia, volvulus, abdominal compartment syndrome, Burkitt lymphoma, dermatomyositis (by vascular obstruction) or familial dysautonomia, Addison's disease, situs inversus abdominus (intraoperative), burns, chemotherapy administration (by nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia)...
2016: Clujul Medical (1957)
Shadi Lahham, Lester Tsai, Sean P Wilson, Samer Assaf, Roman Navarro, Faried Banimahd, Mohammad Subeh, Erik D Barton, Abigail Barbera, J Christian Fox
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is extremely rare but under recognized in the pediatric population. Although the literature on the use of ultrasound to detect VTEs in adults is plentiful, little has been documented on its use in the pediatric population. CASE REPORT: We present a case of a healthy 16-year-old female who presented to our emergency department with 3 months of dyspnea on exertion and one episode of near-syncope. Point-of-care cardiac ultrasound identified an inferior vena cava thrombosis...
October 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Linda Ding, Charissa Pockett, John Moore, Howaida El-Said
OBJECTIVES: To examine the factors contributing to arterial thrombosis after catheterization, particularly the use of long vs. short introducer sheaths, and propose a new protocol to address risks. BACKGROUND: Post-procedure arterial compromise is an important concern in pediatric cardiac catheterizations. For certain interventional procedures, the use of a long sheath is necessary, however, the incidence of complications when using such sheaths has not yet been studied...
August 16, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Ileana Muster, Thorsten Haas, Daniel Quandt, Oliver Kretschmar, Walter Knirsch
Anticoagulation using intravenous bolus administration of unfractionated heparin (UFH) aims to prevent thromboembolic complications in children undergoing cardiac catheterization (CC). Optimal UFH dosage is needed to reduce bleeding complications. We analyzed the effect of bolus UFH on activated clotting time (ACT) in children undergoing CC focusing on age-dependent, anesthesia-related, or disease-related influencing factors. This retrospective single-center study of 183 pediatric patients receiving UFH during CC analyzed ACT measured at the end of CC...
August 11, 2016: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
Parisá Khodayar-Pardo, Andrés Peña Aldea, Ana Ramírez González, Adela Meseguer Carrascosa, Cristina Calabuig Bayo
Extrahepatic portal vein obstruction, although rare in children, is a significant cause of portal hypertension (PHT) leading to life-threatening gastrointestinal bleeding in the pediatric age group. PHT may also lead to other complications such as hyperesplenism, cholangyopathy, ascites, and even hepatopulmonary syndrome and portopulmonary hypertension that may require organ transplantation. Herein we report the case of an asymptomatic 11-month-old infant wherein a hepatomegaly and cavernous transformation of the portal vein was detected by liver ultrasound...
May 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
Jörg Fuchs, Seher Cavdar, Gunnar Blumenstock, Martin Ebinger, Jürgen F Schäfer, Bence Sipos, Steven W Warmann
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the outcome of hepatoblastoma (HB) patients presenting with post treatment extent of disease (POST-TEXT) stages III and IV after neoadjuvant chemotherapy. BACKGROUND: Primary liver transplantation has been advocated as surgical treatment for children with HB involving 3 or 4 sectors at diagnosis. However, in some cases, tumors seem resectable after chemotherapy through aggressive use of nontransplant surgical procedures. METHODS: Data of 27 HB patients were reviewed, undergoing extended liver resection for POST-TEXT III or IV tumors after chemotherapy between 1992 and 2015...
August 5, 2016: Annals of Surgery
Therese M Giglia, Char Witmer
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this article is to review the particular tendencies as well as specific concerns of bleeding and clotting in children with critical cardiac disease. DATA SOURCE: MEDLINE and PubMed. CONCLUSION: Children with critical heart disease are at particular risk for bleeding and clotting secondary to intrinsic as well as extrinsic factors. We hope that this review will aid the clinician in managing the unique challenges of bleeding and clotting in this patient population, and serve as a springboard for much needed research in this area...
August 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
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