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Newborn Screening for Congenital Heart Disease: Challenges and Solutions

Newborn Screening for Congenital Heart Disease: Challenges and Solutions

The CDC recommends better screening tools—and data collection methods—to identify newborns with congenital heart disease.

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Pediatric Stroke Patients Often Complain of Headache

Pediatric Stroke Patients Often Complain of Headache

The majority of children diagnosed with definite arteriopathy and presenting with dissection and transient cerebral arteriopathy of childhood had headache complaints.

Air Pollution Increases Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Children

Air Pollution Increases Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Children

A faster decline in insulin sensitivity was seen with elevated concentrations of nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter less than 2.5.

Blood Pressure Trajectories in Childhood Predict CVD Risk

Blood Pressure Trajectories in Childhood Predict CVD Risk

Patients with higher blood pressure trajectories also had thicker carotid intima-media thickness and increased LV mass index.

Parents of Children With Congenital Heart Defects at Risk for PTSD

Parents of Children With Congenital Heart Defects at Risk for PTSD

Between 25% and 50% of parents of children with congenital heart defects had symptoms of depression, anxiety, or both.

EKG Recommended for Pediatric Patients Before Antipsychotic Medication

EKG Recommended for Pediatric Patients Before Antipsychotic Medication

Prior to starting antipsychotic therapy, pediatric patients should undergo a baseline electrocardiogram assessment.

Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome After Congenital Heart Surgery in Children

Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome After Congenital Heart Surgery in Children

To reduce the incidence of systemic inflammatory response syndrome in pediatric patients after heart surgery, researchers suggest restricting blood product use.

Therapeutic Hypothermia in Children With In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Therapeutic Hypothermia in Children With In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Therapeutic hypothermia did not improve survival outcomes in pediatric patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest.

Parents Identify Most Important Congenital Heart Disease Outcome Measures

Parents Identify Most Important Congenital Heart Disease Outcome Measures

Parents of children with congenital heart disease noted survival statistics, surgeon-specific experience, and complication rates were the most important categories of outcome measures.

Acute Kidney Injury Risk in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Heart Surgery

Acute Kidney Injury Risk in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Heart Surgery

The researchers found a correlation between the magnitude of nadir platelet counts and severity of acute kidney injury.

AHA: Pregnancy Management With Congenital Heart Disease

AHA: Pregnancy Management With Congenital Heart Disease

The American Heart Association presents recommendations for managing pregnancy in women with congenital heart disease.

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