Robert H. Beekman

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We hypothesized that neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is an early predictive biomarker of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN). We prospectively enrolled 91 children (age 0–18 years) with congenital heart disease undergoing elective cardiac catheterization and angiography with contrast administration (CC; Ioversol). Serial urine and plasma(More)
Incorporation of pulse oximetry to the assessment of the newborn infant can enhance detection of critical congenital heart disease (CCHD). Recently, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) recommended that screening for CCHD be added to the uniform screening panel. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has been a strong advocate of early(More)
OBJECTIVE Poor growth has been described in infants with a single ventricle; however, little is known regarding its effect on surgical outcomes. We sought to assess the effect of nutritional status at the time of the bidirectional Glenn procedure on short-term outcomes. METHODS We performed a retrospective case series of children who underwent the(More)
Copyright © 2011 American Heart Association. All rights reserved. Print ISSN: 0009-7322. Online 72514 Circulation is published by the American Heart Association. 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX DOI: 10.1161/CIR.0b013e31821b1f10 published online May 2, 2011; Circulation and Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention the Council on Cardiovascular(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this statement is to address the state of evidence on the routine use of pulse oximetry in newborns to detect critical congenital heart disease (CCHD). METHODS AND RESULTS A writing group appointed by the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics reviewed the available literature addressing current(More)
Between May 1984 and April 1993, 59 children underwent balloon angioplasty of a native coarctation at our institution. The follow-up protocol included a cardiac catheterization 1 to 2 years after angioplasty, which was performed in 90% of patients with > or = 2 years follow-up. Angioplasty caused an acute decrease in peak systolic gradient from 46 +/- 2 to(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this statement is to address the state of evidence on the routine use of pulse oximetry in newborns to detect critical congenital heart disease (CCHD). METHODS AND RESULTS A writing group appointed by the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics reviewed the available literature addressing current(More)
Introduction During the last few years, dramatic changes have taken place in the pediatric cardiac catheterization laboratory. Improved noninvasive diagnostic techniques have narrowed the indications for diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and the laboratory is now increasingly being used for therapeutic procedures. Concern about the appropriateness of some(More)
Although the early mortality for repair of truncus arteriosus has decreased in the modern era, routine correction in the neonate has not been widely adopted. To assess the results of our protocol of early repair, we reviewed 46 neonates and infants undergoing repair of truncus arteriosus at the University of Michigan Medical Center from January 1986 to(More)
Twenty-nine children were evaluated prospectively for the presence of an aortic aneurysm at the repair site 1 to 19 years after patch aortoplasty repair of coarctation of the aorta. In each child, noninvasive evaluation included a chest X-ray film, computed tomography of the chest and two-dimensional echocardiography. The presence and size of an aortic(More)