BACKGROUND There is a known association between congenital heart disease (CHD) and other congenital anomalies (CA). These associations have been altered by changes in prenatal factors in recent time. We reviewed the largest database of inpatient hospitalization information and analyzed the current association between common CHD diagnoses and other… (More)
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID) can be caused by mutations in a large number of genes. One example is SHANK3 on the terminal end of chromosome 22q. Loss of one functional copy of SHANK3 results in 22q13 deletion syndrome or Phelan-McDermid syndrome (PMS) and causes a monogenic form of ASD and/or ID with a frequency of 0.5% to… (More)
Simplifying the diagnosis of left ventricular hypertrophy: is left ventricular mass to volume ratio constant in children throughout growth?
I n a 2012 meeting at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), key experts and stakeholders identified public health knowledge gaps about congenital heart defects (CHDs), namely prevalence of CHDs across the life span, long-term outcomes of persons with CHDs, and health services delivery for persons with CHDs. 1 These gaps, and strategies to… (More)
We describe a 3-year-old Hispanic male with cblC-type methylmalonic aciduria and homocystinuria who presented to the emergency department with progressive tachypnea, vomiting, and edema secondary to pulmonary embolism and cor pulmonale. With aggressive medical management, there was complete resolution of right heart failure and pulmonary hypertension after… (More)