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The morbidity and mortality in a cohort of 452 children followed up from birth up to 3 years of age, in an urban slum in India, is described. These children were recruited and followed from March 2002 to September 2006. A prospective morbidity survey was established. There were 1162 child-years of follow-up. The average morbidity rate was 11.26(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine health care provider cost and household cost of the treatment of severe pneumonia in infants and young children admitted to secondary and tertiary level health care facilities. METHODS The study was done in a private, not-for-profit medical college hospital, in Vellore, India, in mid-2008. Children aged 2-36 months admitted with(More)
BACKGROUND National estimates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection rates in hospitalized surgical patients and outcomes are lacking. We sought to estimate the prevalence, identify the predictors, and describe the outcomes of MRSA infections in hospitalized patients undergoing major surgical procedures (MSPs) in the United States.(More)
Background: To compare amoxicillin-clavulanic acid with cefazolin as short term antibiotic prophylaxis in women undergoing hysterectomy and elective casarean section. Methods: 60 women undergoing hysterectomy were randomly assigned either to 2.4 g intravenous amoxicillinclavulanic acid (AMX/CL) or 2 g cefazolin 30 min before hysterectomy. 122 women(More)
AIM To evaluate the accuracy of a tool developed to predict timing of death following withdrawal of life support in children. METHODS Pertinent variables for all pediatric deaths (age ≤ 21 years) from 1/2009 to 6/2014 in our pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) were extracted through a detailed review of the medical records. As originally described, a(More)
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