Kawasaki Disease Research Links
We are building what we wish to be the most comprehensive on line research resource relevant to our UK community for clinicians. That’s an ambition we’ll keep working towards – adding to the information here as often as possible.
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All Research Links
Acute Cardiovascular Management of Patients with previous Kawasaki Disease – NHS London Guidance
This guidance identifies risk factors, introduces the requirement for a person-specific protocol, and notes the need to ensure life-long follow up for those patients with coronary artery injury by a cardiology team with specialist interest in Kawasaki Disease.
2013 UK Management of Kawasaki Disease
This paper sets out the UK recommended guidance for patient management and clinical care for acute Kawasaki Disease and indicates long term care needs, together with summarising recent advances in the understanding of KD pathogenesis and therapeutics.
Corticosteroid therapy in Kawasaki Disease
This study suggests that corticosteroids combined with IVIG as initial therapy for KD showed a more protective effect against CAA, compared with conventional IVIG therapy, and the efficacy was more pronounced in the high-risk patient group.
Kawasaki Disease Increases the Incidence of Myopia
The prevalence of myopia has rapidly increased in recent decades and has led to a considerable global public health concern.
Management of Kawasaki disease in adults
Kawasaki disease is the most common childhood vasculitis in the USA and the most common cause of acquired cardiac disease in children in developed countries.
Dissecting Kawasaki disease: a state-of-the-art review
Kawasaki disease (KD) is a pediatric vasculitis with coronary artery aneurysms (CAA) as its main complication.
Diagnosis, Treatment, and Long-Term Management of Kawasaki Disease: A Scientific Statement for Health Professionals From the American Heart
Kawasaki disease is an acute vasculitis of childhood that leads to coronary artery aneurysms in ≈25% of untreated cases. It has been reported worldwide and is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children in developed countries.
NIHR Signal Corticosteroids given early reduce risk of heart problems in children with Kawasaki disease
Early treatment with corticosteroids on top of standard therapy reduces the risk of serious heart problems in children under five with the rare vascular disease, Kawasaki disease.
Kawasaki Disease – Pearls and Pitfalls
An article on the diagnosis and treatment of Kawasaki Disease.
Coronary Artery Complication in Kawasaki Disease and the Importance of Early Intervention
This systematic review and meta-analysis demonstrates that adjunctive corticosteroid therapy was associated with a significantly lower rate of coronary artery complication compared with intravenous immunoglobulin therapy, particularly among high-risk patients.