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.
If there are key papers that you think it is important that we have links to, please do contact us and we will add them. If you are working on research into Kawasaki Disease and want to promote that here – or discuss it with us, please get in touch. If you’d like us to post information from your organisation on our website, links to relevant papers or articles, please contact us.
All Research Links
Kawasaki Disease Increases the Incidence of Myopia
Patients with Kawasaki Disease exhibited a substantially higher risk for developing myopia according to research in Taiwan.
Management of Kawasaki Disease in adults
This review addresses gaps in the current knowledge of the disease and its optimal treatment, differences in the AHA and JCS guidelines, targets for future research and obstacles to transition of care from adolescence into adulthood.
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.
Dissecting Kawasaki disease: a state-of-the-art review
A discussion paper on Kawasaki Disease which concludes that many aspects of KD remain unknown, although there is growing knowledge on the etiology
Diagnosis, Treatment, and Long-Term Management of Kawasaki Disease: A Scientific Statement for Health Professionals From the American Heart
AHA 2017 recommendations provide updated and best evidence-based guidance to healthcare providers who diagnose and manage Kawasaki disease, but clinical decision making should be individualized to specific patient circumstances.
NIHR Signal Corticosteroids given early reduce risk of heart problems in children with Kawasaki disease
This study suggests that early treatment with corticosteroids on top of standard therapy reduces the risk of serious heart problems in children under five with 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.
Coronary Artery Complication in Kawasaki Disease and the Importance of Early Intervention : A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
A paper evaluating the effect of corticosteroid therapy in KD.
Early corticosteroid therapy associated with better outcomes in Kawasaki Disease
The presented study is a meta-analysis of trials that compared adjuvant corticosteroid therapy in addition to IVIG/ASA to conventional therapy alone.