Babu R. Suresh

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Congenital duodenal obstruction, a common complication of Down syndrome, most often presents as neonatal bilious vomiting. We report the first premature infant with Down syndrome whose duodenal atresia presented with a massive hematemesis secondary to duodenitis. Since a plain radiograph of the abdomen is diagnostic in the case of duodenal obstruction, it(More)
OBJECTIVES Because cocaine metabolites are concentrated in amniotic fluid, we designed this study to assess the usefulness of amniotic fluid and that of neonatal gastric aspirate for perinatal drug screening and to compare the concentration of cocaine metabolites in various maternal and neonatal specimens. STUDY DESIGN We compared the reliability of(More)
BACKGROUND Walking track analysis which has been widely used to examine the recovery of gait functions in rats with sciatic nerve injury. PURPOSE The present study was aimed to objectively analyze and quantify the degree of functional recovery in locomotor behavior of rats after inflicting sciatic nerve crush injury. METHODS Wistar rats trained on(More)
This paper provides guidelines to determine the differential diagnosis and treatment of sudden deterioration of an endotracheally intubated newborn infant. Since such an event is most often secondary to a mechanical problem, simple adjustment of the ventilator in response to blood gas analysis will only rarely be sufficient to stabilize the infant. The(More)
Prolonged intravenous access is an important consideration in the treatment of premature neonates. Because peripheral intravenous catheters have short dwell times, centrally positioned percutaneous catheters have been used increasingly in neonatal intensive care. Midline catheters are peripherally inserted long catheters advanced only to the proximal(More)
This study was designed to assess whether progressive changes related to the transition to extrauterine life explain in part the interassay variability of pulmonary mechanics in the immediate postnatal period. We performed sequential pulmonary function tests in 21 normal term infants with the use of a pneumotachometer and an esophageal balloon. The average(More)
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