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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296198/mechanical-and-microstructural-analysis-of-a-radially-expandable-vascular-conduit-for-neonatal-and-pediatric-cardiovascular-surgery
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Abigail E Loneker, Samuel K Luketich, Doug Bernstein, Arush Kalra, Alan W Nugent, Antonio D'Amore, Denver M Faulk
In pediatric cardiovascular surgery, there is a significant need for vascular prostheses that have the potential to grow with the patient following implantation. Current clinical options consist of nonexpanding conduits, requiring repeat surgeries as the patient outgrows the device. To address this issue, PECA Labs has developed a novel ePTFE vascular conduit with the capability of being radially expanded via balloon catheterization. In the described study, a systematic characterization and comparison of two proprietary ePTFE expandable conduits was conducted...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259368/practices-and-attitudes-of-canadian-cardiologists-caring-for-patients-with-trisomy-18
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Aisling A Young, Christy Simpson, Andrew E Warren
Trisomy 18 (T18) is a genetic disorder with cardiac lesions in up to 90% of patients. Cardiac surgery is not frequently offered because of the overall poor prognosis, although this has recently been challenged. Our study aimed to explore the practices and attitudes of Canadian pediatric cardiologists managing T18 patients. We administered a survey to pediatric cardiologists attending the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, Canadian Pediatric Cardiology Association Business Meeting. There were 30 respondents. Most (67%) supported comfort care for affected patients with a heart lesion...
November 17, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242319/white-paper-aga-power-practice-guide-on-obesity-and%C3%A2-weight-management-education-and-resources
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REVIEW
Andres Acosta, Sarah Streett, Mathew D Kroh, Lawrence J Cheskin, Katherine H Saunders, Marina Kurian, Marsha Schofield, Sarah E Barlow, Louis Aronne
The epidemic of obesity continues at alarming rates, with a high burden to our economy and society. The American Gastroenterological Association understands the importance of embracing obesity as a chronic, relapsing disease and supports a multidisciplinary approach to the management of obesity. Because gastrointestinal disorders resulting from obesity are more frequent and often present sooner than type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease, gastroenterologists have an opportunity to address obesity and provide an effective therapy early...
February 24, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181385/hemodynamic-profile-and-behavioral-characteristics-during-induction-of-anesthesia-in-pediatric-patients-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Richard S Cartabuke, Joseph D Tobias, Julie Rice, Dmitry Tumin
AIM: There is no consensus regarding the administration of stimulant drugs preoperatively, particularly in pediatric patients diagnosed with ADHD. The primary objective of the current study was to assess differences in blood pressure and heart rate before and after induction of anesthesia between patients on chronic amphetamine or methylphenidate therapy who receive their normal dose preoperatively compared to patients in whom the prescribed medication was withheld. Secondary objectives were to assess the anxiety level during the induction of anesthesia and the effect of premedication with midazolam...
February 8, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163428/pediatric-cardiovascular-care-in-uganda-current-status-challenges-and-opportunities-for-the-future
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Twalib Olega Aliku, Sulaiman Lubega, Judith Namuyonga, Tom Mwambu, Michael Oketcho, John O Omagino, Craig Sable, Peter Lwabi
In many developing countries, concerted action against common childhood infectious diseases has resulted in remarkable reduction in infant and under-five mortality. As a result, pediatric cardiovascular diseases are emerging as a major contributor to childhood morbidity and mortality. Pediatric cardiac surgery and cardiac catheterization interventions are available in only a few of Sub-Saharan African countries. In Uganda, open heart surgeries (OHSs) and interventional procedures for pediatric cardiovascular disease are only possible at the Uganda Heart Institute (UHI), having been started with the help of expatriate teams from the years 2007 and 2012, respectively...
January 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121832/central-venous-to-arterial-co2-difference-after-cardiac-surgery-in-infants-and-neonates
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Leslie A Rhodes, W Clinton Erwin, Santiago Borasino, David C Cleveland, Jeffrey A Alten
OBJECTIVES: Venous to arterial CO2 difference correlates with cardiac output in critically ill adults, but its utility in pediatric patients is unclear. We sought to correlate venous to arterial CO2 difference with other cardiac output surrogates (arteriovenous oxygen saturation difference, central venous oxygen saturation, and lactate) and investigate its capacity to predict poor outcomes associated with low cardiac output (low cardiac output syndrome) in infants after cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass...
March 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105408/predictors-of-prolonged-mechanical-ventilation-in-pediatric-patients-after-cardiac-surgery-for-congenital-heart-disease
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Avisa Tabib, Seyed Ehsan Abrishami, Mohammad Mahdavi, Hojjat Mortezaeian, Ziae Totonchi
BACKGROUND: The duration of mechanical ventilation (MV) is one of the most important clinical factors which predict outcomes in pediatric cardiac surgery. The prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV) following cardiac surgery is a multifactorial phenomenon and there are conflicts regarding its predictors in pediatric population between different centers. OBJECTIVES: The current study aimed to describe PMV predictors in patients undergoing cardiac surgery for congenital heart disease in a tertiary center for pediatric cardiovascular diseases in Iran...
August 2016: Research in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066618/tracheal-and-bronchial-stenoses-and-other-obstructive-conditions
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REVIEW
Claudia Schweiger, Aliza P Cohen, Michael J Rutter
Although tracheal stenosis and bronchial stenosis are relatively rare in the pediatric population, they are both associated with significant morbidity and mortality. While most cases of congenital tracheal stenosis in children present as complete tracheal rings (CTRs), other congenital tracheal obstructions are also encountered in clinical practice. In addition, acquired obstructive tracheal conditions stemming from endotracheal trauma or previous surgical interventions may occur. Many affected children also have associated cardiovascular malformations, further complicating their management...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956337/-postsurgical-morbidity-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-surgery-for-congenital-heart-disease-in-umae-from-yucatan
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Addy Castillo-Espínola, Ana Velázquez-Ibarra, Aurea Zetina-Solórzano, Patricia Bolado-García, Gonzalo Gamboa-López
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical course of pediatric patients undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease in UMAE from Yucatan. METHODS: Descriptive survey records of pediatric patients congenital heart undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease from November, 1st 2011 to November, 30st 2013. RESULTS: The most frequent heart diseases were the persistence ductus arteriosus (37.6%) and transposition of great vessels. The intensive care stay was 3days (median)...
December 9, 2016: Archivos de Cardiología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930278/for-love-not-money-the-financial-implications-of-surgical-fellowship-training
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Paul M Inclan, Adam S Hyde, Michael Hulme, Jeffrey E Carter
Surgical residents cite increased income potential as a motivation for pursuing fellowship training, despite little evidence supporting this perception. Thus, our goal is to quantify the financial impact of surgical fellowship training on financial career value. By using Medical Group Management Association and Association of American Medical Colleges physician income data, and accounting for resident salary, student debt, a progressive tax structure, and forgone wages associated with prolonged training, we generated a net present value (NPV) for both generalist and subspecialist surgeons...
September 2016: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904844/cardiothoracic-surgical-experience-in-ghana
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REVIEW
Mark Tettey, Martin Tamatey, Frank Edwin
Ghana is one of the few low-to-middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa able to consistently sustain a cardiothoracic program with locally trained staff for more than two decades. Cardiothoracic surgery practice in Ghana started in 1964 but faltered from a combination of political and the economic problems. In 1989, Dr. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, a Ghanaian cardiothoracic surgeon trained in Hannover, rekindled interest in cardiothoracic surgery and in establishing a National Cardiothoracic Centre. His vision and leadership has brought cardiothoracic surgery practice in Ghana to its current high level...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866783/characterizing-cardiac-arrest-in-children-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-a-single-center-study
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Punkaj Gupta, Andrew Wilcox, Tommy R Noel, Jeffrey M Gossett, Stephanie R Rockett, Brian K Eble, Mallikarjuna Rettiganti
OBJECTIVES: To characterize cardiac arrest in children undergoing cardiac surgery using single-center data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and Pediatric Advanced Life Support Utstein-Style Guidelines. METHODS: Patients aged 18 years or less having a cardiac arrest for 1 minute or more during the same hospital stay as heart operation qualified for inclusion (2002-2014). Patients having a cardiac arrest both before or after heart operation were included. Heart operations were classified on the basis of the first cardiovascular operation of each hospital admission (the index operation)...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857048/myocardial-scarring-after-repair-of-anomalous-origin-of-the-left-coronary-artery-from-pulmonary-artery
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Alexander Jurko, Jana Mistinova Polakova, Alexander Jurko, Tomas Jurko, Milan Minarik, Ingrid Tonhajzerova
OBJECTIVES: Prognosis of patients with anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from pulmonary artery has dramatically improved as a result of both, early diagnosis and improvements in surgical techniques. Post surgical complications are rare and most patients show quick improvement of the left ventricular performance after repair with complete functional recovery within one year after surgery. Exercise-induced electrocardiographic changes have been found in patients postoperatively and scars and perfusion deficits of the left ventricle may not be detected by standard echocardiographic evaluation...
September 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792123/acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-undergoing-the-extracardiac-fontan-operation-with-and-without-the-use-of-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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Claudia A Algaze, Andrew M Koth, Lisa W Faberowski, Frank L Hanley, Catherine D Krawczeski, David M Axelrod
OBJECTIVES: To describe the prevalence and risk factors for acute kidney injury in patients undergoing the extracardiac Fontan operation with and without cardiopulmonary bypass, and to determine whether acute kidney injury is associated with duration of mechanical ventilation, cardiovascular ICU and hospital postoperative length of stay, and early mortality. DESIGN: Single-center retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Pediatric cardiovascular ICU, university-affiliated children's hospital...
October 27, 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737413/thoughts-regarding-the-situation-of-the-pediatric-cardiovascular-surgery-in-brazil
#15
Ulisses A Croti, Domingo M Braile
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May 2016: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737404/analysis-of-surgical-mortality-for-congenital-heart-defects-using-rachs-1-risk-score-in-a-brazilian-single-center
#16
Candice Torres de Melo Bezerra Cavalcante, Nayana Maria Gomes de Souza, Valdester Cavalcante Pinto, Klébia Magalhães Pereira Castello Branco, Ronald Guedes Pompeu, Andreia Consuelo de Oliveira Teles, Rodrigo Cardoso Cavalcante, Giselle Viana de Andrade
Introduction: Risk Adjustment for Congenital Heart Surgery 1 (RACHS-1) score is a simple model that can be easily applied and has been widely used for mortality comparison among pediatric cardiovascular services. It is based on the categorization of several surgical palliative or corrective procedures, which have similar mortality in the treatment of congenital heart disease. Objective: To analyze the in-hospital mortality in pediatric patients (<18 years) submitted to cardiac surgery for congenital heart disease based on RACHS-1 score, during a 12-year period...
May 2016: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713672/outcomes-in-postoperative-pediatric-cardiac-surgical-patients-who-received-an-antiepileptic-drug
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Mindl M Messinger, Kimberly L Dinh, Erin J McDade, Brady S Moffett, Angus A Wilfong, Antonio G Cabrera
BACKGROUND: Advances in cardiac operations over the last few decades, including corrective operations in early life, have dramatically increased the survival of children with congenital heart disease. However, postoperative care has been associated with neurologic complications, with seizures being the most common manifestation. The primary objective of this study is to describe the outcomes in pediatric patients who received an antiepileptic drug (AED) post-cardiac surgery. METHOD: A retrospective cohort study was performed in all patients less than 18 years of age who received an AED in the cardiovascular intensive care unit at Texas Children's Hospital from June 2002 until June 2012...
July 2016: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706523/rapid-response-team-activations-in-pediatric-surgical-patients
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Shannon N Acker, Beth Wathen, Genie E Roosevelt, Lauren R S Hill, Anna Schubert, Jenny Reese, Denis D Bensard, Ann M Kulungowski
Introduction The rapid response team (RRT) is a multidisciplinary team who evaluates hospitalized patients for concerns of nonemergent clinical deterioration. RRT evaluations are mandatory for children whose Pediatric Early Warning System (PEWS) score (assessment of child's behavior, cardiovascular and respiratory status) is ≥4. We aimed to determine if there were differences in characteristics of RRT calls between children who were admitted primarily to either medical or surgical services. We hypothesized that RRT activations would be called for less severely ill children with lower PEWS score on surgical services compared with children admitted to a medical service...
February 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688650/pediatric-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-recent-solutions-unresolved-issues-and-future-research-directions
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REVIEW
Maria Grazia Clemente, Claudia Mandato, Marco Poeta, Pietro Vajro
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in children is becoming a major health concern. A "multiple-hit" pathogenetic model has been suggested to explain the progressive liver damage that occurs among children with NAFLD. In addition to the accumulation of fat in the liver, insulin resistance (IR) and oxidative stress due to genetic/epigenetic background, unfavorable lifestyles, gut microbiota and gut-liver axis dysfunction, and perturbations of trace element homeostasis have been shown to be critical for disease progression and the development of more severe inflammatory and fibrotic stages [non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)]...
September 28, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27623142/prevalence-of-diabetes-mellitus-in-the-surgical-population-of-the-university-of-puerto-rico-affiliated-hospitals-a-study-using-the-surgery-database
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Norma I Cruz, Elvis Santiago, Anwar Abdul-Hadi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence of diabetes mellitus in the surgical population of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR)-affiliated hospitals. METHODS: We examined all the surgical cases that were entered into the Surgical Database from April 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014. This database collects patient and procedural information from different surgical services of various UPR-affiliated hospitals (the University District Hospital, the University Pediatric Hospital, the UPR Carolina Hospital, the Dr...
September 2016: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
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