Monique R. Radman

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AIMS The mitochondrial dysfunction in our lamb model of congenital heart disease with increased pulmonary blood flow (PBF) (Shunt) is associated with disrupted carnitine metabolism. Our recent studies have also shown that asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) levels are increased in Shunt lambs and ADMA increases the nitration of mitochondrial proteins in lamb(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES An elevated body mass index (BMI) in childhood is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and it may pose an additional risk to children and adults with palliated univentricular congenital heart disease. However, little is known about longitudinal development of obesity in this population. The objective of this study is(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary interstitial glycogenosis (PIG) arises from a developmental disorder of the pulmonary mesenchyme and presents clinically with reversible neonatal respiratory distress and/or persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). OBJECTIVE We report two cases of PIG in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) and evidence of(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine the association between preoperative nutritional status and postoperative outcomes in children undergoing surgery for congenital heart defects (CHD). METHODS Seventy-one patients with CHD were enrolled in a prospective, 2-center cohort study. We adjusted for baseline risk differences using a(More)
OBJECTIVE The study objective was to determine the association between preoperative B-type natriuretic peptide levels and outcome after total cavopulmonary connection. Surgical palliation of univentricular cardiac defects requires a series of staged operations, ending in a total cavopulmonary connection. Although outcomes have improved, there remains an(More)
OBJECTIVES Previous studies have suggested an association between nonwhite race and poor outcomes in small subsets of cardiac surgery patients who require extracorporeal life support. This study aims to examine the association of race/ethnicity with mortality in pediatric patients who receive extracorporeal life support for cardiac support. DESIGN(More)
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