Track topics on Twitter Track topics that are important to you
HIV-uninfected children born to HIV+ women have low level heart problems at birth which may predispose them to heart failure, arrythmias and heart attack later in life. The impact of these heart problems on future heart health is unclear as it is unknown if heart problems in these children persist, worsen or resolve in pre-pubescence. The objective of this study is to characterize heart function in HIV-negative pre-pubertal children born to HIV+ women and exposed to HIV and HAART in utero and compare them to age and gender matched healthy children born to HIV-negative women. Through this objective we will determine if heart problems in HIV-negative children born to HIV+ women and exposed to HAART in utero persists, worsens, or resolves during pre-pubescence.
Approximately 700,000 children annually are born to HIV-infected mothers throughout the world, but with the advent of perinatal highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), the majority of children are born uninfected in Westernized nations and those uninfected are increasing in developing nations. Uninfected children exposed to HIV and HAART in utero, have subclinical left ventricular dysfunction (LVD) at birth which may predispose them to heart failure, conduction abnormalities and myocardial infarction later in life. The impact of this LVD on future cardiac risk is unclear as it is unknown if LVD in these children persist, worsen or resolve in pre-pubescence.
The objective of this study is to characterize left ventricular function in HIV-negative pre-pubertal children born to HIV+ women and exposed to HIV and HAART in utero and compare them to age and gender matched healthy children born to HIV-negative women. Through this objective we will determine if LVD in HIV-negative children born to HIV+ women and exposed to HAART in utero persists, worsens, or resolves during pre-pubescence. If LVD persists or worsens in pre-pubescence, these data will lead to future studies examining mechanisms of and treatments for LVD in these children and will significantly impact the clinical monitoring and care of these children. If LVD resolves during pre-pubescence, then these data will provide important information that clinical cardiac monitoring may not be critical in this population.
We plan to examine left ventricular function in 30 HIV-negative children born to HIV+ women and exposed to HAART in utero and compare them to 30 healthy age and gender matched children born to HIV-negative women. Left ventricular function will be examined by 2-D, Doppler and Tissue Doppler imaging echocardiography using a General Electric Vivid 7® ultrasound machine. Left ventricular measures will include left ventricular structure and dimensions, systolic and diastolic flow rates, wall velocities during systole and diastole and systolic and diastolic strain and strain rates (sensitive measures of myocardial contractility). Echocardiographic measures will take place in the Cardiovascular Imaging Laboratory (CVIL) at Washington University School of Medicine by a certified cardiac ultrasonographer and data will be processed, analyzed and interpreted by the ultrasonographer, a consulting cardiologist and the principal investigator.
Primary outcomes will include measures of left ventricular function: left ventricular mass, left ventricular end diastolic dimension, fractional shortening, systolic and diastolic wall velocities (tissue Doppler imaging) and systolic and diastolic strain and strain rates (2-D speckle tracking methodology).
Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Washington University School of Medicine
Not yet recruiting
Washington University School of Medicine
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:27-0400
The primary objective is to assess the safety of telithromycin (HMR 3647) (20% fine granules) 1g filling sachet in children with infections (Respiratory tract infections, Dermatological in...
The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of an approved medication for adults for an investigational use in pediatric patients 3 months to 17 years for the treatment of complic...
The Danish Study Group of Infections of the Brain is a collaboration between all departments of infectious diseases in Denmark. The investigators aim to monitor epidemiological trends in c...
Adults admitted to intensive care units are at risk for a variety of complications. One of the most frequent complications is the development of new infections. Infections due to a fungus...
The purpose of this multicentre prospective trial is to determine the incidence and risk factors for surgical wound infections. Also the investigators will evaluate consequences of wound i...
Fungal infections by Rhodotorula species are increasingly reported in the literature and consist of bloodstream infections, especially in patients with central venous catheters (CVC), as well as centr...
This purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of blood stream infections (BSIs) on the prognosis of patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) and to make predictions base...
Implant-related infections in hand surgery are dreaded complications, potentially leading to loss of finger joint function or amputation. Knowledge about the clinical presentation and treatment concep...
Acinetobacter spp. are among the most common causes of bacterial nosocomial infections, including pneumonia and bloodstream infections. Previous studies on the risk factors of bloodstream Acinetobacte...
Asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum infections are common in Malawi, however, the implications of these infections for the burden of malaria illness are unknown. Whether asymptomatic infections eventua...
Inflammation of brain parenchymal tissue as a result of viral infection. Encephalitis may occur as primary or secondary manifestation of TOGAVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; HERPESVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; ADENOVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; FLAVIVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; BUNYAVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; PICORNAVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; PARAMYXOVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; ORTHOMYXOVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; RETROVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; and ARENAVIRIDAE INFECTIONS.
Viral infections of the leptomeninges and subarachnoid space. TOGAVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; FLAVIVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; RUBELLA; BUNYAVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; ORBIVIRUS infections; PICORNAVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; ORTHOMYXOVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; RHABDOVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; ARENAVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; HERPESVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; ADENOVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; JC VIRUS infections; and RETROVIRIDAE INFECTIONS may cause this form of meningitis. Clinical manifestations include fever, headache, neck pain, vomiting, PHOTOPHOBIA, and signs of meningeal irritation. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1996, Ch26, pp1-3)
Infections with viruses of the family PARAMYXOVIRIDAE. This includes MORBILLIVIRUS INFECTIONS; RESPIROVIRUS INFECTIONS; PNEUMOVIRUS INFECTIONS; HENIPAVIRUS INFECTIONS; AVULAVIRUS INFECTIONS; and RUBULAVIRUS INFECTIONS.
Pathogenic infections of the brain, spinal cord, and meninges. DNA VIRUS INFECTIONS; RNA VIRUS INFECTIONS; BACTERIAL INFECTIONS; MYCOPLASMA INFECTIONS; SPIROCHAETALES INFECTIONS; fungal infections; PROTOZOAN INFECTIONS; HELMINTHIASIS; and PRION DISEASES may involve the central nervous system as a primary or secondary process.
Infections with viruses of the order MONONEGAVIRALES. The concept includes FILOVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; PARAMYXOVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; and RHABDOVIRIDAE INFECTIONS.
AIDS and HIV
AIDS; Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. HIV; Human Immunodeficiency Virus HIV infection causes AIDS. HIV infection also causes the production of anti-HIV antibodies, which forms the test for HIV in patients. People who have the HIV antibodies are ...
Pediatrics is the general medicine of childhood. Because of the developmental processes (psychological and physical) of childhood, the involvement of parents, and the social management of conditions at home and at school, pediatrics is a specialty. With ...
Human Immuno Deficiency Virus (HIV)
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the causative agent of AIDS. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus, more commonly known as HIV, is a member of the lentivirus sub-set of the retrovirus family of pathogens. It causes AIDS, or Acquired Immuno Deficiency Sy...