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Pediatric cardiac ultrasound

Silvana Arciniegas Rodriguez, Tony Zitek, Richard Sterett, David G Nelson
In the pediatric population, cardiac tamponade may present with altered mental status without any clear signs of trauma. Bedside ultrasound is essential to the early diagnosis of this condition. We describe the case of a 5-year-old boy who sustained a potentially fatal, unrecognized trauma to his chest resulting in cardiac tamponade.
October 6, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
Anu K Kaskinen, Laura Martelius, Turkka Kirjavainen, Paula Rautiainen, Sture Andersson, Olli M Pitkänen
BACKGROUND: Lung ultrasounds show vertical artifacts known as B-lines in the presence of increased extravascular lung water (EVLW). We aimed to investigate whether lung ultrasound could estimate EVLW after congenital cardiac surgery. METHODS: This prospective observational study comprised 61 children (age range 3 days to 7.4 years) undergoing congenital cardiac surgery. We compared postoperative B-line scores from lung ultrasounds, early postoperative ultrasound as our primary interest, with corresponding postoperative chest radiography (CXR) lung edema scores, with static lung compliance, and with short-term clinical outcome interpreted as time on mechanical ventilation and length of pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) stay...
October 14, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
Madan Mohan Maddali, Venkitaramanan Arun, Al-Ajmi Ahmed Wala, Maher Jaffer Al-Bahrani, Cheskey Manoj Jayatilaka, Arora Ram Nishant
BACKGROUND: The primary aim of this study was to compare the incidence of accidental arterial puncture during right internal jugular vein (RIJV) cannulation with and without ultrasound guidance (USG). The secondary end points were to assess if USG improves the chances of successful first pass cannulation and if BMI has an impact on incidence of arterial puncture and the number of attempts that are to be made for successful cannulation. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Prospective observational study performed at a single tertiary cardiac care center...
October 2016: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
Heloisa Amaral Gaspar, Werther Brunow de Carvalho, Artur Figueiredo Delgado
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Stéphanie Fontaine Carbonnel, Pascal Rippert, Isabelle Poirot, Dominique Gachet, Capucine de Lattre, Carole Vuillerot
OBJECTIVE: Since 2005, in France, corticosteroid therapy is now widely used in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). This treatment has changed our practice of pediatric rehabilitation teams. We describe here our 10-year clinical experience in treating DMD patients by CS according to international guidelines i.e. prednisone 0.75mg/kg/day started from the plateau of motor function. MATERIALS/PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective study. Information was given on the expected effects and side effects...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Anupama Nair, S Radhakrishnan
OBJECTIVE: To determine the referral pattern for fetal echocardiography (FE) at our tertiary referral center for pediatric cardiac care in northern India. We also aimed to determine the incidence of CHD in each group and intend to highlight the need of identifying the various risk factors and appropriate timely referral of patients for detailed evaluation. METHODS: This is a prospective study including 201 consecutive patients referred for fetal echo to our center...
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
Yahya Acar, Onur Tezel, Necati Salman, Erdem Cevik, Margarita Algaba-Montes, Alberto Oviedo-García, Mayra Patricio-Bordomás, Mustafa Z Mahmoud, Abdelmoneim Sulieman, Abbas Ali, Alrayah Mustafa, Ihab Abdelrahman, Mustafa Bahar, Osama Ali, H Lester Kirchner, Gregor Prosen, Ajda Anzic, Paul Leeson, Maryam Bahreini, Fatemeh Rasooli, Houman Hosseinnejad, Gabriel Blecher, Robert Meek, Diana Egerton-Warburton, Edina Ćatić Ćuti, Stanko Belina, Tihomir Vančina, Idriz Kovačević, Nadan Rustemović, Ikwan Chang, Jin Hee Lee, Young Ho Kwak, Do Kyun Kim, Chi-Yung Cheng, Hsiu-Yung Pan, Chia-Te Kung, Ela Ćurčić, Ena Pritišanac, Ivo Planinc, Marijana Grgić Medić, Radovan Radonić, Abiola Fasina, Anthony J Dean, Nova L Panebianco, Patricia S Henwood, Oliviero Fochi, Moreno Favarato, Ezio Bonanomi, Ivan Tomić, Youngrock Ha, Hongchuen Toh, Elizabeth Harmon, Wilma Chan, Cameron Baston, Gail Morrison, Frances Shofer, Angela Hua, Sharon Kim, James Tsung, Isa Gunaydin, Zeynep Kekec, Mehmet Oguzhan Ay, Jinjoo Kim, Jinhyun Kim, Gyoosung Choi, Dowon Shim, Ji-Han Lee, Jana Ambrozic, Katja Prokselj, Miha Lucovnik, Gabrijela Brzan Simenc, Asta Mačiulienė, Almantas Maleckas, Algimantas Kriščiukaitis, Vytautas Mačiulis, Andrius Macas, Sharad Mohite, Zoltan Narancsik, Hugon Možina, Sara Nikolić, Jan Hansel, Rok Petrovčič, Una Mršić, Simon Orlob, Markus Lerchbaumer, Niklas Schönegger, Reinhard Kaufmann, Chun-I Pan, Chien-Hung Wu, Sarah Pasquale, Stephanie J Doniger, Sharon Yellin, Gerardo Chiricolo, Maja Potisek, Borut Drnovšek, Boštjan Leskovar, Kristine Robinson, Clara Kraft, Benjamin Moser, Stephen Davis, Shelley Layman, Yusef Sayeed, Joseph Minardi, Irmina Sefic Pasic, Amra Dzananovic, Anes Pasic, Sandra Vegar Zubovic, Ana Godan Hauptman, Ana Vujaklija Brajkovic, Jaksa Babel, Marina Peklic, Vedran Radonic, Luka Bielen, Peh Wee Ming, Nur Hafiza Yezid, Fatahul Laham Mohammed, Zainal Abidin Huda, Wan Nasarudin Wan Ismail, W Yus Haniff W Isa, Hashairi Fauzi, Praveena Seeva, Mohd Zulfakar Mazlan
A1 Point-of-care ultrasound examination of cervical spine in emergency departmentYahya Acar, Onur Tezel, Necati SalmanA2 A new technique in verifying the placement of a nasogastric tube: obtaining the longitudinal view of nasogastric tube in addition to transverse view with ultrasoundYahya Acar, Necati Salman, Onur Tezel, Erdem CevikA3 Pseudoaneurysm of the femoral artery after cannulation of a central venous line. Should we always use ultrasound in these procedures?Margarita Algaba-Montes, Alberto Oviedo-García, Mayra Patricio-BordomásA4 Ultrasound-guided supraclavicular subclavian vein catheterization...
September 2016: Critical Ultrasound Journal
Jessica J Geer, Shweta Shah, Eric Williams, Ayse Akcan Arikan, Poyyapakkam Srivaths
BACKGROUND: Intradialytic hypotension and myocardial stunning are proposed as contributing to the pathogenesis of increased cardiovascular disease burden and death in patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis (HD). Noninvasive cardiac output measurements provide a dynamic, real-time assessment of hemodynamic parameters. We investigated intradialytic changes in hemodynamic parameters in pediatric outpatients receiving chronic HD and determined patient and treatment risk factors associated with such intradialytic changes...
August 23, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
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
John Alexander, Thomas Yohannan, Iman Abutineh, Vijaykumar Agrawal, Hannah Lloyd, David Zurakowski, B Rush Waller, Shyam Sathanandam
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to describe the prevalence, mechanisms, and identify risk factors for acute loss of arterial pulse (LOP) in children who had ultrasound-guided femoral arterial access (UGFAA) during cardiac catheterization. BACKGROUND: LOP is a known complication in children following femoral arterial (FA) access for cardiac catheterization. The prevalence of LOP requiring treatment ranges between 4% and 8%. METHODS: A prospective study was performed including 486 cardiac catheterizations using UGFAA in children ≤18 years over a 3 years period...
August 18, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
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
Taryn Hoffman, Maira du Plessis, Matthew P Prekupec, Jerzy Gielecki, Anna Zurada, R Shane Tubbs, Marios Loukas
Central venous catheterization is a commonly used and important intervention. Despite its regular use it is still associated with a high incidence of complications especially infection and catheter tip embolization. Addition of ultrasound guidance to the technique has shown great improvement to the time and number of attempts for successful catheterization. The preference of vein depends greatly on the situation; subclavian vein is the preferred method overall but internal jugular vein is preferred in patients undergoing cardiac or thoracic surgery...
August 13, 2016: Clinical Anatomy
Shigeru Suzuki, Toshiaki Kotani, Kazuetsu Mori, Ken Kawamura, Akira Ohtake
BACKGROUND: While the association between scoliosis and impairments in cardiac and respiratory function has been well characterized in clinical practice and research, the potential effect of scoliosis on urinary tract structure and renal function has received little attention. Therefore, the purpose of our study was to evaluate the preoperative clinical characteristics of urinary tract structure and renal function in pediatric patients with idiopathic scoliosis, using a combination of blood tests, urinalyses, and imaging procedures...
August 10, 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
Darren Klugman, John T Berger
OBJECTIVES: The following review will describe the use of focused cardiac ultrasound performed by noncardiologists and its role as an acute hemodynamic monitoring tool in pediatric cardiac critical care. DATA SOURCE: MEDLINE and PubMed. CONCLUSION: The use of focused cardiac ultrasound has grown tremendously over recent years, and is increasingly being performed and interpreted by intensivists, anesthesiologists, and emergency medicine physicians...
August 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Robert P Richter, Mark A Law, Santiago Borasino, Jessica A Surd, Jeffrey A Alten
OBJECTIVE: To describe a novel real-time ultrasound (US)-guided distal superficial femoral vein (DSFV) cannulation technique for insertion of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) in critically ill infants with congenital heart disease. DESIGN: Descriptive retrospective cohort study SETTING: Pediatric cardiac intensive care unit in a pediatric tertiary hospital PATIENTS: First 28 critically ill infants that received DSFV PICCs via this new technique. RESULTS: Thirty-seven US-guided DSFV PICCs were attempted on 31 infants from September 2012 to November 2014; 34 PICCs were placed in 28 patients (success rate 92%)...
July 20, 2016: Congenital Heart Disease
Wen Li, Chao Ma, Lingyu Zhang, Jinming Yu
UNLABELLED: A 9 years old boy presented to our hospital complaining of night sweat and weight loss (5kg) for 3 months followed by cough, nausea, vomiting and malaise for two weeks. During that time he was found to have continuous hypertension. The clinical, electrocardiogram (ECG), renal scintigraphy and biologic findings suggested multi organ-failure syndrome. Computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound revealed a right adrenal tumor. Vanillymandelic acid (VMA) in the 24 hours urine sample was not elevated...
May 2016: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
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June 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
Sahar M Siddik-Sayyid, Marie T Aouad, Muhammad H Ibrahim, Samar K Taha, Maud F Nawfal, Youssef J Tfaili, Roland N Kaddoum
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous cannulation of the femoral artery in the pediatric age group can be technically challenging, especially when performed by residents in training. OBJECTIVE: We examined whether the use of real-time ultrasound guidance is superior to a palpation landmark technique for femoral artery catheterization in children undergoing heart surgery. METHODS: Patients were prospectively randomized into two groups. In the palpation group, the femoral artery was cannulated using the traditional landmark method of palpation of arterial pulse...
August 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
D D Batouche, K Elhalimi, N F Benatta
OBJECTIVE: To provide information specific to a catecholaminergic storm during a violent stress in children. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Two clinical observations in children who suffered violent trauma. RESULTS: HASH(0x3574b48) FIRST CASE: a boy aged 12 years victim of a drowning in Stage 3 admitted to the pediatric intensive care 02.08.2015. He was intubated, ventilated, sedated with benzodiazepines and morphine. Cardiac exploration revealed a global hypokinesis with septal dyskinesia, a 45% FES offset a slight excess of ST, a troponin I to 31...
June 2016: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
Alexander Levitov, Heidi L Frankel, Michael Blaivas, Andrew W Kirkpatrick, Erik Su, David Evans, Douglas T Summerfield, Anthony Slonim, Raoul Breitkreutz, Susanna Price, Matthew McLaughlin, Paul E Marik, Mahmoud Elbarbary
OBJECTIVE: To establish evidence-based guidelines for the use of bedside cardiac ultrasound, echocardiography, in the ICU and equivalent care sites. METHODS: Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation system was used to rank the "levels" of quality of evidence into high (A), moderate (B), or low (C) and to determine the "strength" of recommendations as either strong (strength class 1) or conditional/weak (strength class 2), thus generating six "grades" of recommendations (1A-1B-1C-2A-2B-2C)...
June 2016: Critical Care Medicine
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