interviewed by a newly developed EATATE Lifetime Diagnostic Interview for a retrospective assessment of the lifetime course of eating disorders symptoms and childhood traits reflecting obsessive-compulsive personality.
Results. The data illustrate the extensive instability of the eating THZ1 disorders diagnosis. Four most common lifetime diagnostic categories were identified that significantly differ in the prevalence of childhood traits. Perfectionism and rigidity were more common in groups with a longer duration of underweight status, longer episodes of severe food restriction, excessive exercising, and shorter duration of binge eating.
Conclusions. The assessment of lifetime symptoms may produce a more accurate definition of the eating disorders phenotype. Obsessive-compulsive traits in childhood may moderate the
course producing longer periods of underweight status. These findings may have important implications for nosology, treatment and future aetiological studies of eating disorders.”
“Objective: There has been considerable improvement in survival after the first stage of palliation for single-ventricle heart disease. Yet, interstage mortality continues to plague this population. Home monitoring has been proposed to SRT1720 reduce interstage mortality. We review our experience after creation of a Single Ventricle Program.
Methods: All infants with a single ventricle heart defect who were admitted to Texas Children’s Hospital from the inception of the Single Ventricle Program on September 1, 2007, to January 1, 2010, were included in the Single Ventricle Program cohort. Infants with a single ventricle presenting between January 1,
2002, and August 31, 2007, comprised the pre-Single Ventricle Program group. Anatomic, operative, and postoperative details were noted for all patients. End points included in-hospital death after the first stage of palliation, interstage death (defined as after discharge from the first stage of palliation and before the second stage of palliation), and death or heart transplantation by 1 year of age. Interstage weight gain was also compared.
Results: A Carnitine dehydrogenase total of 137 infants with a single ventricle were included in the pre-Single Ventricle Program cohort, and 93 infants were included in the Single Ventricle Program cohort. Anatomic subtypes were similar between groups. There was significant improvement in rate of interstage weight gain, whereas age at the second stage of palliation was significantly reduced in the Single Ventricle Program group. In-house mortality decreased during the Single Ventricle Program era (P = .021). Interstage mortality did not significantly decrease in the Single Ventricle Program group. However, 1-year transplant-free survival improved during the Single Ventricle Program era (P = .002).