Agustina González

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether very low birth weight infants (VLBWIs), initially supported with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and then selectively treated with the INSURE (intubation, surfactant, and extubation to CPAP; CPAP/INSURE) protocol, need less mechanical ventilation than those supported with supplemental oxygen, surfactant, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop and validate a model for very low birth weight (VLBW) neonatal mortality prediction, based on commonly available data at birth, in 16 neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) from five South American countries. STUDY DESIGN Prospectively collected biodemographic data from the Neonatal del Cono Sur (NEOCOSUR) Network between October 2000(More)
OBJECTIVE To study clinical features of skeletal tuberculosis diagnosed in our laboratory over the last 10 years. METHODS We carried out a retrospective observational study of 26 patients with osteoarticular tuberculosis recording clinical and microbiological data. RESULTS Pain was the main clinical presentation. The median time from the onset of(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and virulence factors of Shigella species isolated from patients with diarrhea. Shigella species were isolated from 1,022 stool samples collected from different hospitals in Rosario, Argentina. The isolates were characterized using phenotypic tests, serotyping, and detection of virulence genes by PCR.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency and physiologic consequences of the face-straight-down (FSD) position, a postulated mechanism for the sudden infant death syndrome in prone-sleeping infants. STUDY DESIGN A survey of 151 infants, aged 1 to 7 months, in Montreal showed that 33% slept prone. Ten healthy prone-sleeping infants were studied in their homes(More)
INTRODUCTION Objectives. To assess risk factors associated withneonatal mortality in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants (< 1500 g) and the impact of the administration of antenatal corticosteroids. POPULATION AND METHODS Retrospective analysis of a VLBW infant cohort from 26 tertiary care and teaching sites member of the South American Neonatal Network(More)
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