Akhil Maheshwari

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Objective:Blood concentrations of eosinophils and monocytes are part of the complete blood count. Reference ranges for these concentrations during the neonatal period, established by very large sample sizes and modern methods, are needed for identifying abnormally low or high values.Study Design:We constructed reference ranges for eosinophils per μl and(More)
Objective:Up to a third of all infants who develop necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) require surgical resection of necrotic bowel. We hypothesized that the histopathological findings in surgically resected bowel can predict the clinical outcome of these infants.Study Design:We reviewed the medical records and archived pathology specimens from all patients who(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that red blood cell (RBC) transfusions increase the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in premature infants, we investigated whether the risk of "transfusion-associated" NEC is higher in infants with lower hematocrits and advanced postnatal age. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective comparison of NEC patients and control(More)
Background:Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is an inflammatory bowel necrosis of premature infants. Based on our recent findings of increased Smad7 expression in surgically resected bowel affected by NEC, we hypothesized that NEC macrophages undergo inflammatory activation because increased Smad7 expression renders these cells resistant to normal,(More)
Objective:We hypothesized that red blood cell (RBC) transfusions influence intestinal inflammation in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. We also suspected that hematocrit (Hct) at transfusions and RBC storage time correlate with intestinal inflammation.Study Design:VLBW infants, without major congenital defects, intestinal perforation or necrotizing(More)
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