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Acute pancreatitis in children: spectrum of disease and predictors of severity.
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to describe the spectrum of disease in children with acute pancreatitis and assess predictors of severity. METHODS Children (≤ 18 years) admitted to a singleExpand
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Nonconvulsive Seizures Are Common in Children Treated With Extracorporeal Cardiac Life Support*
Objectives: The prevalence of electrographic seizures or nonconvulsive status epilepticus and the effect of such seizures in children treated with extracorporeal cardiac life support are not known.Expand
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Value of helical computed tomography, angiography, and endoscopic ultrasound in determining resectability of periampullary carcinoma.
BACKGROUND High-quality preoperative radiographic evaluation is crucial in selecting patients with periampullary carcinomas who are candidates for surgical exploration and tumor resection whileExpand
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Current diagnosis and management of urachal remnants.
PURPOSE The purposes of this study are to review our experience with patients who were found to have urachal remnants. We discuss their diagnosis and management and we also evaluate post-operativeExpand
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Effects of tezosentan, a dual endothelin receptor antagonist, on the cardiovascular and renal systems of neonatal piglets during endotoxic shock.
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Endothelin is a potent mediator of the cardiovascular and renal systems. Studies have found that endothelin has an important role in regulating cardiac function and renal perfusionExpand
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Early Effects of Lipopolysaccharide on Cytokine Release, Hemodynamic and Renal Function in Newborn Piglets
Background: Gram-negative sepsis in newborns is associated with high mortality and morbidity. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and cytokines released upon exposure to gram-negative sepsis are well known toExpand
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Paraneoplastic pemphigus and bronchiolitis obliterans associated with a mediastinal mass: A rare case of Castleman's disease with respiratory failure requiring lung transplantation.
Castleman's disease is an infrequent and usually benign lymphoproliferative disorder. Resection of the tumor usually is curative. The immunostimulatory nature of the tumor can, in rare instances,Expand
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Total gastrectomy: options for the restoration of gastrointestinal continuity.
Total gastric resection and the subsequent selection of the optimum procedure for reconstruction of the oesophageal-intestinal tract is a highly debated topic. Many different types of reconstructionExpand
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Laparoscopic excision of choledochal cysts with total intracorporeal reconstruction.
PURPOSE There are numerous published reports of laparoscopic resection of choledochal cysts (CDCs), but almost all involve extracorporeal reconstruction of a biliary drainage system. We describe andExpand
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Utility of the computed tomography severity index (Balthazar score) in children with acute pancreatitis.
BACKGROUND Previous studies in children with acute pancreatitis have demonstrated that clinical scoring systems such as the Ranson, modified Glasgow, and pediatric acute pancreatitis scores are ofExpand
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