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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of oral hygiene with 0.12% chlorhexidine gluconate on the incidence of nosocomial pneumonia and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in children undergoing cardiac surgery. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. SETTING Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at a tertiary care hospital. (More)
AIM To evaluate whether the ventricular septal defect (VSD) size, along with the degree of preoperative growth impairment and age at repair, may influence postoperative growth, and if VSD size can be useful to identify children at risk for preoperative failure to thrive. METHODS Sixty-eight children submitted to VSD repair in a Brazilian tertiary-care(More)
Fourteen neonates with septic arthritis of the hip, which had been diagnosed late, were reviewed with the aim of establishing the difficulties of making an early diagnosis. The history, physical signs, blood tests and examination of the synovial fluid are the most important guidelines. Radiography was not helpful as less than 50% of cases show early signs,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between time on mechanical ventilation and anthropometric, clinical and pulmonary function variables, measured early, in infants on invasive mechanical ventilation with acute respiratory failure due to viral bronchiolitis, and the temporal progression of variables with significant correlations. METHODS Twenty-nine(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify risk factors for short-term percutaneously inserted central venous catheter-related infections in children and to evaluate the accuracy of a mortality score in predicting the risk of infection. METHOD After reviewing the charts of patients who developed catheter-related infection in a university hospital's pediatric intensive care(More)
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