RESEARCH SUPPORT, NON-U.S. GOV'T
Add like
Add dislike
Add to saved papers

Takayasu arteritis in children.

OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively evaluate the clinical features, angiographic findings, and outcomes of children with Takayasu arteritis (TA) in Turkey.

METHODS: Clinical, laboratory, and angiographic findings and outcomes of 19 children with TA were evaluated with a retrospective chart review. The criteria for inclusion were those proposed by the American College of Rheumatology.

RESULTS: Mean followup period was 35.89 +/- 40.75 months (range 1-168, median 30). There were 14 girls and 5 boys. The mean age at diagnosis was 12.84 +/- 2.69 years (range 8-17, median 13). The most common complaints on admission were headache (84%), abdominal pain (37%), claudication of extremities (32%), fever (26%), and weight loss (10%). One patient presented with visual loss. Examination on admission revealed hypertension (89%), absent pulses (58%), and bruits (42%). Angiography revealed type I in 13 patients (aortic arch, descending thoracic, and abdominal aorta), type II in 4 (descending thoracic aorta and abdominal aorta), and type IV in 2 (diffuse aortic and pulmonary artery). The most commonly involved vessels were the renal, subclavian, and carotid arteries. All patients received corticosteroid therapy, and further immunosuppressive therapy was added in 15 patients. Fourteen of the 17 hypertensive patients had renal artery stenosis and 9 underwent surgery or interventional therapy. Thoraco-abdominal bypass graft was performed in 2 patients who had abdominal aortic stenosis.

CONCLUSION: Hypertension is the most common clinical feature at presentation. Corticosteroid and immunosuppressive therapy was effective in the control of disease activity. Angioplasty or bypass grafting was successfully performed when needed.

Full text links

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

Group 7SearchHeart failure treatmentPapersTopicsCollectionsEffects of Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors for the Treatment of Patients With Heart Failure Importance: Only 1 class of glucose-lowering agents-sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors-has been reported to decrease the risk of cardiovascular events primarily by reducingSeptember 1, 2017: JAMA CardiologyAssociations of albuminuria in patients with chronic heart failure: findings in the ALiskiren Observation of heart Failure Treatment study.CONCLUSIONS: Increased UACR is common in patients with heart failure, including non-diabetics. Urinary albumin creatininineJul, 2011: European Journal of Heart FailureRandomized Controlled TrialEffects of Liraglutide on Clinical Stability Among Patients With Advanced Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction: A Randomized Clinical Trial.Review

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

Read by QxMD is copyright © 2021 QxMD Software Inc. All rights reserved. By using this service, you agree to our terms of use and privacy policy.

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app