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Am J Clin Nutr 2018 Sep;108(3):453-475
Departments of Complex Genetics.
Background: Even before the onset of age-related diseases, obesity might be a contributing factor to the cumulative burden of oxidative stress and chronic inflammation throughout the life course. Obesity may therefore contribute to accelerated shortening of telomeres. Consequently, obese persons are more likely to have shorter telomeres, but the association between body mass index (BMI) and leukocyte telomere length (TL) might differ across the life span and between ethnicities and sexes. Read More
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Oct 26. Epub 2018 Oct 26.
Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Cardio Centrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
Nat Genet 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.
Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a highly heritable childhood behavioral disorder affecting 5% of children and 2.5% of adults. Common genetic variants contribute substantially to ADHD susceptibility, but no variants have been robustly associated with ADHD. Read More
J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 2018 Nov 10. Epub 2018 Nov 10.
Department of Cardiovascular Radiology and Endovascular Interventions, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
Rev Bras Anestesiol 2018 Nov 13. Epub 2018 Nov 13.
Sichuan University, West China Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology, Chengdu, China. Electronic address:
We presented a 39-year-old female patient with life-threatening hypoxemia after tricuspid valve replacement because of Ebstein's anomaly. And the severe cyanosis is due to bioprosthetic valve stenosis and atrial septal defect. Anesthetic management of a patient with severe obstructive prosthetic valve dysfunction can be challenging. Read More
Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2018 Oct 31. Epub 2018 Oct 31.
Fetal Cardiac, Labatt Family Heart Centre, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
A circular shunt (CS) is a life-threatening condition consisting of massive shunting of systemic arterial blood via the ductus arteriosus to the left ventricle without traversing the lungs. In the prenatal circulation, it mainly occurs in severe Ebstein anomaly (EA) from unrestricted ductal flow and significant pulmonary and tricuspid regurgitation. We aimed to improve the fetal hemodynamics and chances of survival of affected fetuses by inducing ductal constriction with transplacental non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Read More
Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2018 Sep;11(9):e006542
The Heart Institute, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, OH (S.B., D.S.S., R.J.C.).
Background Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are an important part of therapy for many patients, yet there is little data on population characteristics, complications, or system survival in pediatric patients. Methods A retrospective review of ICD recipients in the National Cardiovascular Data Registry ICD Registry was performed from 2010 to 2016. Patient characteristics and complications between pediatric (≤21 years) and adult populations (>21 years) were compared. Read More
N Engl J Med 2018 Oct 20. Epub 2018 Oct 20.
From Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), Hôpital Bichat-Claude Bernard, Departments of Rheumatology (P.-A.J., E.E., S. Ottaviani, P.D.), Genetics (C.K., C. Boileau), Pulmonology A (R.B., B.C.), Pulmonology B (G.T.), and Radiology (M.-P.D.), Département Hospitalo-Universitaire Fibrose Inflammation Remodelage, INSERM Unité Mixte de Recherche (UMR) 1152, Université Paris Diderot (P.-A.J., C.K., R.B., G.T., B.C., P.D.), Arthritis Recherche et Développement (P.-A.J.), AP-HP, Hôpital Lariboisière, Service de Rhumatologie (A. Frazier, P.R.), INSERM, UMR 1132 (P.R.), AP-HP, Hôpital Cochin, Service de Rhumatologie A, and INSERM, Unité 1016, UMR 8104 (Y.A.), AP-HP, Hôpital Tenon, Service de Pneumologie (H.L.), AP-HP, Service de Pneumologie Pédiatrique et Centre de Référence des Maladies Respiratoires Rares, and INSERM UMR S933 (N.N., S.A., A.C.), and AP-HP, Département de Génétique, Hôpital Trousseau (S.A.), Paris, Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Lille, Service de Pneumologie et Immuno-Allergologie, Centre de Compétence des Maladies Pulmonaires Rares, Fédératif Hospitalo-Universitaire Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases and Targeted Therapies (L.W.-S., B.W.), and Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) de Lille, Service de Rhumatologie (R.-M.F.), Lille, the Departments of Pulmonology (H.N., D.V.) and Rheumatology (N.S.-K., M.-C.B.), Hôpital Avicenne, AP-HP, INSERM UMR 1125 (N.S.-K., M.-C.B.), and Université Paris 13, Sorbonne Paris Cité (N.S.-K., M.-C.B.), Bobigny, the Department of Pulmonology, CHRU Tours, Tours (S.M.-A.), CHRU de Strasbourg, Service de Rhumatologie, Hôpital de Hautepierre, INSERM UMR S1109, and Laboratoire d'Immuno-Rhumatologie Moléculaire, Centre de Recherche en Histoire des Idées, Fédération de Médecine Translationnelle de Strasbourg, Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg (J. Sibilia), Service de Pneumologie (C.D.) and Service de Rhumatologie (C.R., T.S.), CHU de Bordeaux, and ImmunoConcEpT, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique UMR 5164 (C.R., T.S.), Bordeaux, CHU Clermont-Ferrand, Service de Rhumatologie, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), UMR 1019, Unité de Nutrition Humaine, Centre de Recherche en Nutrition Humaine Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand (M.S.), and Hospices Civils de Lyon, Hôpital Louis Pradel, Centre National de Référence des Maladies Pulmonaires Rares, and INRA, UMR 754, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon, (V.C.) - all in France; the Departments of Medicine (J.S.L., E.D., K.D., A.D.W., A. Fischer, M.I.S., M.H., D.A.S.) and Immunology and Microbiology (D.A.S.), University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, and the Departments of Biomedical Research (T.F.) and Medicine (J.J. Solomon), National Jewish Health, Denver - both in Colorado; the Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba (H.F., S. Oka, N.T.), and the Clinical Research Center for Allergy and Rheumatology, National Hospital Organization Sagamihara National Hospital, Sagamihara (H.F., S. Oka, S.T.) - both in Japan; the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (S.G.), and the Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital (T.D., I.O.R.), Boston, and the Program in Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge (S.G.) - all in Massachusetts; the Interstitial Lung Disease and Rheumatology Unit (J.R.-S., M.I.G.-P., M.M., I.B.-R.) and the HLA Laboratory (R.F.-V., E.A.-O.), Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias Ismael Cosío Villegas, Mexico City; the 2nd Pulmonary Medicine Department (E.M., S.A.P.) and the Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology Unit, 4th Department of Internal Medicine (T.K., D.B.), University Hospital of Athens "Attikon," National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, and the Department of Respiratory Medicine and the Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Pneumonology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Crete (K.A.) - both in Greece; St. Antonius ILD Center of Excellence, St. Antonius Ziekenhuis, Nieuwegein, the Netherlands (C.H.M.M., J.V., Y.A.M., J.C.G.); the Department of Medical Genetics, Nanjing University School of Medicine, Nanjing, China (Y.W.); the Divisions of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (J.H.R.) and Rheumatology (E.L.M.), Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, MN; the Colton Center for Autoimmunity, New York University School of Medicine, New York (T.B.N.); the Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal (D.A.); the Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco (A.G., P.W.); and Data Tecnica International, Glen Echo, and the Laboratory of Neurogenetics, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda - both in Maryland (C. Blauwendraat, M.A.N.).
Background: Given the phenotypic similarities between rheumatoid arthritis (RA)-associated interstitial lung disease (ILD) (hereafter, RA-ILD) and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, we hypothesized that the strongest risk factor for the development of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, the gain-of-function MUC5B promoter variant rs35705950, would also contribute to the risk of ILD among patients with RA.
Methods: Using a discovery population and multiple validation populations, we tested the association of the MUC5B promoter variant rs35705950 in 620 patients with RA-ILD, 614 patients with RA without ILD, and 5448 unaffected controls.
Results: Analysis of the discovery population revealed an association of the minor allele of the MUC5B promoter variant with RA-ILD when patients with RA-ILD were compared with unaffected controls (adjusted odds ratio, 3. Read More
J Pak Med Assoc 2018 Sep;68(9):1391-1393
Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College, Karachi.
Ebstein anomaly is a rare malformation of the tricuspid valve of the heart. The malformed tricuspid valve may be incompetent, stenotic, or rarely, imperforate. Pregnant patients with Ebstein anomaly become a challenge for the physician in terms of management. Read More
Horm Behav 2018 Oct 11;106:74-80. Epub 2018 Oct 11.
Department of Biobehavioral Health, Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA. Electronic address:
Sex hormones are significant regulators of stress reactivity, however, little is known about how genetic variation in hormone receptors contributes to this process. Here we report interactions between biological sex and repeat polymorphisms in genes encoding sex hormone receptors, and their effects on salivary cortisol reactivity in a sample of 100 participants (47 men & 53 women; 24.7 ± 3. Read More
Rheumatology (Oxford) 2018 Oct 4. Epub 2018 Oct 4.
Rheumatology Department, DHU FIRE, Pôle Infection Immunité, Bichat Hospital (APHP), Paris, France.
Objectives: We aimed to determine the ability of ultrasonography (US) to show disappearance of urate deposits in gouty patients requiring urate-lowering therapy (ULT).
Methods: We performed a 6-month multicentre prospective study including patients with: proven gout; presence of US features of gout (tophus and/or double contour sign) at the knee and/or first metatarsophalangeal joints; and no current ULT. US evaluations were performed at baseline and at months 3 and 6 (M3, M6) after starting ULT. Read More
Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2018 Oct 2. Epub 2018 Oct 2.
Department of Pediatrics, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium.
We report the use of an Amplatzer Vascular plug for percutaneous closure of a paravalvular leak after Cone repair in a 5-year-old boy with Ebstein's anomaly. A paravalvular leak of the tricuspid valve developed gradually after Cone repair-surgery. The combination of fluoroscopy, transesophageal and transthoracic imaging during general anesthesia was necessary for correct and safe positioning of the device by percutaneous approach. Read More
J Pediatr 2018 Nov 11;202:304-310.e1. Epub 2018 Sep 11.
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Heart Institute, Hollywood, FL.
J Paediatr Child Health 2018 Sep;54(9):1052-1053
Department of Paediatrics, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, Nambour, Queensland, Australia.
J Thorac Dis 2018 Jul;10(Suppl 18):S2172-S2175
Electrophysiology Service and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Centre, Montreal Heart Institute, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
HeartRhythm Case Rep 2018 Aug 9;4(8):346-349. Epub 2018 May 9.
Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Pusan National University of Medicine, Yangsan, Republic of Korea.
Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol 2018 Aug 14:e12590. Epub 2018 Aug 14.
Heart Center, Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences, Tampere University Hospital, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland.
Ebstein's anomaly is a congenital heart disease where the most important anatomic feature is the inferior displacement of the tricuspid valve leaflets. Vectorcardiographic features are mainly forgotten and electrocardiographic features may be unrecognized by cardiologists handling adult patients. Read More
Anatol J Cardiol 2018 Aug;20(2):E3
Department of Cardiology, Ümraniye Training and Research Hospital; İstanbul-Turkey.
Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 2018 Aug 6:218492318791421. Epub 2018 Aug 6.
1 St. Luke's Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Ebstein's anomaly is a rare congenital cardiac disease characterized by apical displacement of the tricuspid valve with decreased right ventricular function. Left ventricular noncompaction is a cardiomyopathy characterized by the presence of numerous and prominent trabeculations together with deep intertrabecular recesses in a portion of the ventricular wall, principally at the lateral and apical level. We describe the very rare case of a patient living for 78 years with a benign form of Ebstein's anomaly and left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy with slightly reduced systolic function. Read More
JACC Clin Electrophysiol 2018 Apr 15;4(4):433-444. Epub 2017 Nov 15.
Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, British Columbia Children's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Objectives: This study sought to characterize risk in children with Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome by comparing those who had experienced a life-threatening event (LTE) with a control population.
Background: Children with WPW syndrome are at risk of sudden death.
Methods: This retrospective multicenter pediatric study identified 912 subjects ≤21 years of age with WPW syndrome, using electrophysiology (EPS) studies. Read More
CASE (Phila) 2018 Feb 15;2(1):16-19. Epub 2017 Nov 15.
Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California.
JAMA Cardiol 2018 Sep;3(9):829-837
Department of Cardiology, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Importance: The occurrence of major congenital heart disease (CHD) is affected by several variables. Determining the development of the true incidence is critical to the establishment of proper treatment of these patients.
Objective: To evaluate time trends in incidence, detection rate, and termination of pregnancy (TOP) rate of major CHD in fetuses in Denmark and assess the influence of the introduction of general prenatal screening in 2004. Read More
Orphanet J Rare Dis 2018 Jul 18;13(1):118. Epub 2018 Jul 18.
Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, 149 rue de Sevres, 75004, Paris, France.
Background: A ventricular septal defect (VSD) is an integral part of most congenital heart defects (CHD). To determine the prevalence of VSD in various types of CHD and the distribution of their anatomic types.
Methods: We reviewed 1178 heart specimens with CHD from the anatomic collection of the French Reference Centre for Complex Congenital Heart Defects. Read More
J Reprod Infertil 2018 Apr-Jun;19(2):119-122
Department of Cardiology, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong, India.
Background: Ebstein anomaly is an uncommon, complex congenital malformation of the heart with prevalence of 0.3-0.5%. Read More
J Electrocardiol 2018 Jul - Aug;51(4):663-666. Epub 2018 Apr 12.
Health Science University, Turkiye Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Department of Electrophysiology, Ankara, Turkey.
Ebstein's anomaly is often accompanied by either Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome or atriofascicular Mahaim. These bypass tracts give rise to antidromic atrioventricular (AV) re-entrant tachycardias, in which the bypass tract serves as the anterograde limb of the circuit and the AV node as the retrograde limb of the reentrant circuit. Since the antidromic AV reentrant tachycardia over a Mahaim fibre has a typically left bundle braunch block (LBBB) morphology, it is easy to make a misdiagnosis of supraventricular tachycardia with functional LBBB or even of ventricular tachycardia particularly in the presence of negative concordance. Read More
Heart Fail Clin 2018 Jul;14(3):283-295
Royal Brompton and Harefield Trust, London, UK. Electronic address:
The right ventricle plays a major role in congenital heart disease. This article describes the right ventricular mechanics in some selected congenital heart diseases affecting the right ventricle in different ways: tetralogy of Fallot, Ebstein anomaly, and the systemic right ventricle. Read More
Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Aug 30;111:84-88. Epub 2018 May 30.
Department of Pediatric Hematology, Trabzon Kanuni Training and Research Hospital, Trabzon, Turkey. Electronic address:
Introduction: The immune reaction developing against Ebstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection may be one of the major determinants of severe adenoid hypertrophy (AH) and chronic otitis media with effusion (COME) needing surgery. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between these antibodies and the need for surgery due to complications such as severe AH and COME.
Methods: Sixty consecutive patients <15 years old who were admitted to our outpatient clinics between January 2014 and December 2015 with severe AH ± COME and underwent adenoidectomy ± ventilation tube insertion and 129 control patients who had a history of EBV infection at least three months before the inclusion to the study without current symptoms of upper airway obstruction and middle ear disease were included in this study. Read More
Mol Syndromol 2018 May 28;9(3):164-169. Epub 2018 Apr 28.
Laboratorio de Biología Molecular y Pruebas Diagnósticas de Alta Complejidad, Bogotá, Colombia.
Ebstein anomaly (EA) is a rare congenital heart defect (CHD) with a poorly characterized genetic etiology. However, some EA patients carry deletions in 1p36, all of which have been reported to carry distal deletions and share loss of the gene, which is currently considered the most likely candidate for EA development in this region. Here, we report a patient with an 11. Read More
J Cardiovasc Echogr 2018 Apr-Jun;28(2):143-145
Department of Nursing, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria.
Cor-triatriatum is uncommon and cor-triatriatum dexter is rarer, and patients may remain asymptomatic in isolated cases especially if the partitioning is mild and nonobstructing. There may be other cardiac defects associated with it which are mostly right-sided cardiac defects such as atrial septal defect, Ebstein anomaly, and pulmonary stenosis. However, left-sided heart anomaly such as aortic regurgitation has been associated with it, but its association with transposition of the great vessels has not been documented before now. Read More
Zhonghua Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Jun;56(6):422-426
Department of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Shanghai Children's Medical Center, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200127, China.
To explore the surgical strategy for Ebstein anomaly in children. From January 2003 to December 2015, a total of 141 cases of Ebstein anomaly were treated at Department of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Shanghai Children's Medical Center, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University. There were 65 male and 76 female patients, with age of (6. Read More
Zhonghua Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Jun;56(6):418-421
Department of Cardiac Surgery, First Hospital of Tsinghua University, Beijing 100016, China.
To evaluate the early and long-term outcomes cardiac surgery of patients with Ebstein anomaly. The clinic data of 237 patients with Ebstein anomaly received surgical procedures from March 2004 to December 2017 at Department of Cardiac Surgery, First Hospital of Tsinghua University was analyzed retrospectively. There were 105 male and 132 female patients with age of (19. Read More
Am J Hum Genet 2018 06 24;102(6):1126-1142. Epub 2018 May 24.
Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA; Texas Children's Hospital, Division of Pediatric Immunology, Allergy, and Rheumatology, Houston, TX 77030, USA. Electronic address:
The proteasome processes proteins to facilitate immune recognition and host defense. When inherently defective, it can lead to aberrant immunity resulting in a dysregulated response that can cause autoimmunity and/or autoinflammation. Biallelic or digenic loss-of-function variants in some of the proteasome subunits have been described as causing a primary immunodeficiency disease that manifests as a severe dysregulatory syndrome: chronic atypical neutrophilic dermatosis with lipodystrophy and elevated temperature (CANDLE). Read More
J Cardiovasc Magn Reson 2018 May 21;20(1):32. Epub 2018 May 21.
Department of Cardiology, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.
Background: In addition to tricuspid regurgitation (TR) and right ventricular (RV) enlargement, patients with Ebstein anomaly are at risk for left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and dyssynchrony. We studied the impact of the cone tricuspid valve reconstruction operation on LV size, function, and dyssynchrony.
Methods: All Ebstein anomaly patients who had both pre- and postoperative cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) studies were retrospectively identified. Read More
Ann Thorac Surg 2018 Sep 16;106(3):785-791. Epub 2018 May 16.
Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.
Background: Ebstein anomaly (EA) encompasses a broad spectrum of morphology and clinical presentation. Those who are symptomatic early in infancy are generally at highest risk, but there are limited data regarding multicentric practice patterns and outcomes. We analyzed multiinstitutional data concerning operations and outcomes in neonates and infants with EA. Read More
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2018 May 16. Epub 2018 May 16.
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Division of Adult Congenital Heart Disease Pathophysiology and Life-long Care, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo, Japan.
Introduction: We examined the perinatal outcomes and right ventricular function before pregnancy, during pregnancy, and after delivery in women with Ebstein's anomaly.
Material And Methods: We retrospectively investigated the clinical course and mode of delivery and monitored hemodynamic parameters throughout pregnancy in 17 women with Ebstein's anomaly who delivered at our institution during the period of 1995-2015.
Results: Eight women, including nine pregnancies, underwent elective cesarean section, and nine women, including 14 pregnancies, underwent vaginal delivery. Read More
Pediatr Cardiol 2018 Aug 14;39(6):1276-1279. Epub 2018 May 14.
Rush Center for Congenital Heart Disease, Rush University Medical College, Chicago, IL, USA.
Ebstein anomaly of mitral valve (MV) is an extremely rare congenital heart disease. In the current report, we present a case of Ebstein of MV that was diagnosed prenatally. Fetal echocardiogram showed that the posterior leaflet of MV was tethered to the lateral wall of left ventricle (LV) with downward displacement into LV cavity. Read More
Med Ultrason 2018 May;20(2):250-253
5th Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiology-Rehabilitation, "Iuliu Hatieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Romania..
We present the case of a 17-year-old girl with Ebstein anomaly and repeated episodes of reentrant tachycardia due to a right posterior accessory pathway. Catheter ablation was performed using intracardiac echocardiography. A ViewFlex Xtra probe was inserted and showed an anormal tricuspid valve with elongated anterior leaflet and low insertion of the septal leaflet towards the apex. Read More
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2018 Sep 18;29(9):1321-1324. Epub 2018 May 18.
Cardiovascular Division, Electrophysiology Section, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Chin Med J (Engl) 2018 May;131(9):1067-1074
Department of Cardiac Surgery, State Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Disease, National Center for Cardiovascular Disease, Fuwai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100037, China.
Background: The incidence of Ebstein's anomaly is extremely low, and except for the Mayo Clinic, no cardiac center has reported on a sufficient number of patients. The aim of our study was to report the outcomes of Ebstein's anomaly patients treated with tricuspid valvuloplasty (TVP) or tricuspid valve replacement (TVR).
Methods: TVP or TVR was performed in 245 patients from July 2006 to April 2016. Read More
Cardiol Young 2018 Jun 22;28(6):885-887. Epub 2018 Apr 22.
3Pediatric Cardiology,Children's Hospital Colorado,University of Colorado School of Medicine,Aurora,CO,USA.
We report three-dimensional imaging of a rare finding of Ebstein's anomaly of the tricuspid valve in a patient with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, which has been previously reported only by two-dimensional echocardiography. A fetal echocardiogram was performed at 19 weeks that showed a moderately hypoplastic left ventricle, severely hypoplastic mitral valve, a severely hypoplastic aortic valve, and a dysplastic tricuspid valve. Post Caesarean delivery at 40 weeks of gestation, a transthoracic echocardiogram confirmed the findings seen on the fetal echocardiogram. Read More
Trends Cardiovasc Med 2018 Aug 20;28(6):410-411. Epub 2018 Feb 20.
Cardiovascular Center Zurich, Klinik im Park, Switzerland. Electronic address:
Neuromuscul Disord 2018 May 12;28(5):443-449. Epub 2018 Feb 12.
Department of Pediatrics, University Children's Hospital of Bern, Inselspital, and University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland. Electronic address:
Acute benign calf myositis is a rare infection-associated syndrome presenting with calf pain that occurs in epidemics or sporadically. Epidemic cases are usually associated with influenza virus type B. Sporadic cases, however, might be associated with a large number of microorganisms. Read More
Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 2018 May 27;26(4):326. Epub 2018 Mar 27.
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and GUCH Unit, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, 60273 University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.
Clin Cardiol 2018 Mar 22;41(3):343-348. Epub 2018 Mar 22.
Departamento de Investigaciones, Fundación Cardioinfantil-Instituto de Cardiología, Bogotá, Colombia.
Background: Ebstein anomaly (EA) is a heterogeneous congenital heart defect (CHD), frequently accompanied by diverse cardiac and extracardiac comorbidities, resulting in a wide range of clinical outcomes.
Hypothesis: Phenotypic characterization of EA patients has the potential to identify variables that influence prognosis and subgroups with distinct contributing factors.
Methods: A comprehensive cross-sectional phenotypic characterization of 147 EA patients from one of the main referral institutions for CHD in Colombia was carried out. Read More
Mol Med Rep 2018 May 14;17(5):7346-7350. Epub 2018 Mar 14.
Department of Hand and Foot Surgery, Jining No. 1 People's Hospital, Jining, Shandong 272011, P.R. China.
Congenital heart disease (CHD) seriously threatens fetal health. Therefore, prenatal examination to detect deformity is extremely important. The present study aimed to investigate the clinical application value of prenatal ultrasonography combined with molecular biology methods in the diagnosis of fetal CHD. Read More
Biol Psychiatry 2018 Apr;83(7):544-545
Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Psychology Department, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Electronic address:
Int J Psychophysiol 2018 Mar 5. Epub 2018 Mar 5.
Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Canada. Electronic address:
Oxytocin (OT) plays a salient role in contributing to the high levels of human sociality that characterize our species. Across the lifespan this nonapeptide promotes prosocial behaviors and modulates stress responses. Curiously, the OXT-Neurophysin I gene has been little studied despite the fact this is the structural gene for the OT nonapeptide. Read More
Heart Vessels 2018 Sep 21;33(9):1076-1085. Epub 2018 Feb 21.
Department of Cardiology, University of Medical Sciences, ½ Dluga Street, 61-848, Poznan, Poland.
Heart failure and arrhythmia are common complications in adults with Ebstein's anomaly. They may result not only from hemodynamic alterations, but also from myocardial fibrosis. Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) by CMR enables the evaluation of myocardial fibrosis. Read More