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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432659/current-role-of-blood-and-urine-biomarkers-in-the-clinical-care-of-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Saurabh Rajpal, Laith Alshawabkeh, Alexander R Opotowsky
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There is an increasing number of adult patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). While several biomarkers have been validated and integrated into general cardiology clinical practice, these tests are often applied to adults with CHD in the absence of disease-specific validation. Although these patients are often grouped into a single population, there is heterogeneous pathophysiology, variable disease chronicity, extensive multisystem involvement, and a low event rate relative to acquired heart disease...
June 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431283/zika-virus-infection-of-adult-and-fetal-stat2-knock-out-hamsters
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Venkatraman Siddharthan, Arnaud J Van Wettere, Rong Li, Jinxin Miao, Zhongde Wang, John D Morrey, Justin G Julander
Zika virus (ZIKV) infection was investigated in adult and fetal STAT2 knock-out (KO) hamsters. Subcutaneous injection of ZIKV of adults resulted in morbidity, mortality, and infection of the uterus, placenta, brain, spinal cord, and testicles, thus providing an opportunity to evaluate congenital ZIKV infection in a second rodent species besides mice. ZIKV-infected cells with morphologies of Sertoli cells and spermatogonia were observed in the testes, which may have implications for sexual transmission and male sterility...
April 18, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430913/prediction-of-adverse-events-after-catheter-based-procedures-in-adolescents-and-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-in-the-impact-registry
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Ada C Stefanescu Schmidt, Aimee Armstrong, Kevin F Kennedy, David Nykanen, Jamil Aboulhosn, Ami B Bhatt
Aims: We sought to identify factors associated with major adverse events (MAE) after cardiac catheterization in adolescents and adults with congenital heart disease (CHD), and create the first model to individualize risk discussions in this growing population. Methods and results: Improving Pediatric and Adult Congenital Treatment (IMPACT), a National Cardiovascular Data Registry, contains congenital catheterization data from over 87 hospitals in the United States...
April 18, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427867/outcomes-from-anomalous-origin-of-the-left-coronary-artery-from-the-pulmonary-artery-repair-long-term-complications-in-relation-to-residual-myocardial-abnormalities
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Miki Kanoh, Kei Inai, Tokuko Shinohara, Hirofumi Tomimatsu, Toshio Nakanishi
BACKGROUND: Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare congenital coronary artery irregularity. This study aimed to clarify the long-term postoperative outcomes in ALCAPA patients, and to compare the infantile and adult types. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data from 33 patients with ALCAPA who underwent surgical repairs after 1980. The patients were grouped based on whether presentation occurred before (infantile type: n=14) or after (adult type: n=19) 1 year of age...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426721/diagnosis-treatment-and-prognosis-of-small-bowel-volvulus-in-adults-a-monocentric-summary-of-a-rare-small-intestinal-obstruction
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Xiaohang Li, Jialin Zhang, Baifeng Li, Dehui Yi, Chengshuo Zhang, Ning Sun, Wu Lv, Ao Jiao
OBJECTIVES: Small bowel volvulus is a rare disease, which is also challenging to diagnose. The aims of this study were to characterize the clinical and radiological features associated with small bowel volvulus and treatment and to identify risk factors for associated small bowel necrosis. METHODS: Patients with small bowel volvulus who underwent operations from January 2001 to December 2015 at the First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University (Shenyang, China) were reviewed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425652/endoscopic-findings-of-esophagogastric-junction-in-children
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Yoshiko Nakayama, Shinobu Ida
Esophagogastric landmarks are recognizable in the same way both in children and in adults, and palisade-shaped vessels can be observed at the distal position of esophageal mucosa, even in infants. Few studies have been done in respect to Barrett's esophagus (BE) in children. Incidence of endoscopically suspected BE among all children undergoing esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is approximately 0.25-1.4%, but can be up to 9.7% in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Some data suggest that BE is an acquired disorder and point to the possibility of a congenital component in combination with severe mucosal injury...
April 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424008/olfactory-development-part-2-neuroanatomic-maturation-and-dysgeneses
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Harvey B Sarnat, Laura Flores-Sarnat
Olfactory axons project from nasal epithelium to the primitive telencephalon before olfactory bulbs form. Olfactory bulb neurons do not differentiate in situ but arrive via the rostral migratory stream. Synaptic glomeruli and concentric laminar architecture are unlike other cortices. Fetal olfactory maturation of neuronal differentiation, synaptogenesis, and myelination remains incomplete at term and have a protracted course of postnatal development. The olfactory ventricular recess involutes postnatally but dilates in congenital hydrocephalus...
May 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422757/cross-reactive-dengue-human-monoclonal-antibody-prevents-severe-pathologies-and-death-from-zika-virus-infections
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Yiu-Wing Kam, Cheryl Yi-Pin Lee, Teck-Hui Teo, Shanshan W Howland, Siti Naqiah Amrun, Fok-Moon Lum, Peter See, Nicholas Qing-Rong Kng, Roland G Huber, Mei-Hui Xu, Heng-Liang Tan, Andre Choo, Sebastian Maurer-Stroh, Florent Ginhoux, Katja Fink, Cheng-I Wang, Lisa F P Ng, Laurent Rénia
Zika virus (ZIKV) infections have been linked with neurological complications and congenital Zika syndrome. Given the high level of homology between ZIKV and the related flavivirus dengue virus (DENV), we investigated the level of cross-reactivity with ZIKV using a panel of DENV human mAbs. A majority of the mAbs showed binding to ZIKV virions, with several exhibiting neutralizing capacities against ZIKV in vitro. Three of the best ZIKV-neutralizing mAbs were found to recognize diverse epitopes on the envelope (E) glycoprotein: the highly conserved fusion-loop peptide, a conformation-specific epitope on the E monomer, and a quaternary epitope on the virion surface...
April 20, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420661/person-centred-transition-programme-to-empower-adolescents-with-congenital-heart-disease-in-the-transition-to-adulthood-a-study-protocol-for-a-hybrid-randomised-controlled-trial-stepstones-project
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Mariela Acuña Mora, Carina Sparud-Lundin, Ewa-Lena Bratt, Philip Moons
INTRODUCTION: When a young person grows up, they evolve from an independent child to an empowered adult. If an individual has a chronic condition, this additional burden may hamper adequate development and independence. Transition programmes for young persons with chronic disorders aim to provide the necessary skills for self-management and participation in care. However, strong evidence on the effects of these interventions is lacking. Therefore, as part of the STEPSTONES project (Swedish Transition Effects Project Supporting Teenagers with chrONic mEdical conditionS), we propose a trial to assess the effectiveness of a structured, person-centred transition programme to empower adolescents with congenital heart disease in the transition to adulthood...
April 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419427/how-i-manage-children-with-neutropenia
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REVIEW
David C Dale
Neutropenia, usually defined as a blood neutrophil count <1·5 × 10(9) /l, is a common medical problem for children and adults. There are many causes for neutropenia, and at each stage in life the clinical pattern of causes and consequences differs significantly. I recommend utilizing the age of the child and clinical observations for the preliminary diagnosis and primary management. In premature infants, neutropenia is quite common and contributes to the risk of sepsis with necrotizing enterocolitis...
April 17, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416028/attitudes-and-perceptions-of-pregnant-women-with-chd-results-of-a-single-site-survey
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Aarthi Sabanayagam, David Briston, Ali N Zaidi
Introduction CHD occurs in about 1% of the United States population, and is now the most common cardiac condition affecting women during pregnancy. METHODS: An anonymous, single-site, cross-sectional, 50-question survey was performed at a national Adult Congenital Heart Disease conference to assess the level of knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions regarding cardiac care during pregnancy in women with CHD. RESULTS: A total of 77 women completed the survey. Among them, 50% (n=39) had moderate and 38% (n=29) had severely complex disease; 30% (n=23) of women were told that pregnancy was contraindicated given their underlying cardiac condition...
April 18, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414679/misses-opportunity-tof-diagnoses-in-4th-decade-of-life
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O Baniahmad, T Jarreau, A Johnson
CASE: A 40 year old woman with a history of HIV, congestive heart failure secondary to an unknown congenital heart defect, and hypertension presented to our emergency department with worsening edema. On room air, oxygen saturation was 55 percent . On 5L of oxygen via nasal cannula, oxygen saturation was 88 percent . Physical examination was notable for central cyanosis, facial and lid edema, a II/VI holosystolic murmur across right chest radiating to entire right back hemithorax, decreased breath sounds at bases with pulmonary crackles, clubbing of fingers and edema of bilateral lower extremities...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413539/a-rare-case-of-congenital-glioblastoma-with-atypical-presentation-in-an-eleven-month-old-infant-case-report-with-review-of-literature
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Vangala Bramha Prasad, Alugolu Rajesh, Aniruddh Kumar Purohit, Megha Shantveer Uppin
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common and malignant primary brain tumor in adults. The occurrence of this entity in infants is a rarity and portends a uniform dismal prognosis and survival in spite of all the latest available management options. The authors herein report a case of a GBM in an 11 month-old infant with tumor involving predominantly the left temporal and frontal regions who expired 10 weeks after tumor decompression. Literature and available management options have been reviewed in the context of the presented case...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409348/imaging-analysing-and-interpreting-branching-morphogenesis-in-the-developing-kidney
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Kieran M Short, Ian M Smyth
The kidney develops as an outgrowth of the epithelial nephric duct known as the ureteric bud, in a position specified by a range of rostral and caudal factors which serve to ensure two kidneys form in the appropriate positions in the body. At its simplest level, kidney development can be viewed as the process by which this single bud then undergoes a process of arborisation to form a complex connected network of ducts which will serve to drain urine from the nephrons in the adult organ. The process of bud elaboration is dictated by factors expressed by both the bud itself and by surrounding cells of the metanephric mesenchyme which control cell division and bifurcation...
2017: Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408455/cell-therapy-trials-in-congenital-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Hidemasa Oh
Dramatic evolution in medical and catheter interventions and complex surgeries to treat children with congenital heart disease (CHD) has led to a growing number of patients with a multitude of long-term complications associated with morbidity and mortality. Heart failure in patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome predicated by functional single ventricle lesions is associated with an increase in CHD prevalence and remains a significant challenge. Pathophysiological mechanisms contributing to the progression of CHD, including single ventricle lesions and dilated cardiomyopathy, and adult heart disease may inevitably differ...
April 14, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407842/the-prevalence-of-glaucoma-in-young-people
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Susanne Marx-Gross, Dagmar Laubert-Reh, Astrid Schneider, René Höhn, Alireza Mirshahi, Thomas Münzel, Philipp S Wild, Manfred E Beutel, Maria Blettner, Norbert Pfeiffer
BACKGROUND: Earlier information on the prevalence of glaucoma among children in Germany was based solely on estimates. Reported values for congenital glaucoma range from 1 in 10 000 to 1 in 68 000 depending on ethnic origin. The estimate for juvenile glaucoma is 1 in 44 000. METHODS: The Gutenberg Health Study is a populationbased, prospective, monocentric cohort study with 15 010 participants aged 35 to 74. To determine the history-based prevalence of childhood glaucoma, participants were asked about the diagnosis of glaucoma, any operations for glaucoma that were performed, regular use of drugs for glaucoma, and the age of onset of glaucoma...
March 24, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407536/-rare-place-where-i-feel-normal-perceptions-of-a-social-support-conference-among-parents-of-and-people-with-moebius-syndrome
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Kathleen R Bogart, Erika Frandrup, Taylor Locke, Hanna Thompson, Natalie Weber, Jacqueline Yates, Nicholas Zike, Amanda R Hemmesch
BACKGROUND: Moebius syndrome is a rare congenital disorder resulting in impaired facial and eye movement. People with rare diseases like Moebius syndrome experience stigma and a lack of specialized information. Support conferences may provide important forms of social support for people with rare disorders. AIMS: To examine reasons for attending, benefits, and limitations of support conferences. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: 50 adults with Moebius syndrome and 57 parents of people with Moebius syndrome completed open-ended items in an online study...
April 10, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403448/pregnancy-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease-special-delivery
#18
William R Davidson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 12, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403328/zika-puzzle-in-brazil-peculiar-conditions-of-viral-introduction-and-dissemination-a-review
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Cristina Possas, Patricia Brasil, Mauro Ca Marzochi, Amilcar Tanuri, Reinaldo M Martins, Ernesto Ta Marques, Myrna C Bonaldo, Antonio Gp Ferreira, Ricardo Lourenço-de-Oliveira, Rita Maria R Nogueira, Patricia C Sequeira, Keyla Bf Marzochi, Akira Homma
This article discusses the peculiar conditions that favoured the unexpected introduction of Zika virus into the poorest northeastern region of Brazil in 2015, its speed of transmission to other Brazilian states, other Latin American countries and other regions, and the severity of related neurological disorders in newborns and adults. Contrasting with evidence that Zika had so far caused only mild cases in humans in the last six decades, the epidemiological scenario of this outbreak in Brazil indicates dramatic health effects: in 2015, an increase of 20-fold in notified cases of microcephaly and/or central nervous system (CNS) alterations suggestive of Zika congenital infection, followed by an exponential increase in 2016, with 2366 cumulative cases confirmed in the country by the end of December 2016...
April 6, 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402975/frequent-pul27-variations-in-hiv-infected-patients
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Azam Mirarab, Alireza Mohebbi, Abdolvahab Moradi, Naeme Javid, Mohammad Ali Vakili, Alijan Tabarraei
OBJECTIVE: Drug-resistant isolates of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) have led to the development of new anti-HCMV drugs. Maribavir (MBV) is a novel inhibitor of the HCMV viral kinase. Resistance to MBV is mapped to gene UL27, a viral nuclear protein. In this study, we investigated UL27 polymorphisms in MBV-naive HIV-positive and HCMV congenitally infected clinical samples. METHODS: DNA was extracted from 20 CMV-positive HIV (9/20) and congenitally infected (11/20) patients and used for UL27 polymerase chain reaction amplification...
April 13, 2017: Intervirology
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