Bhairav Shah

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INTRODUCTION Gram-negative bacteria release outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) during growth that contain various membrane components involved in eliciting an inflammatory response, including lipopolysaccharide and virulence factors. However, little is known about the role of OMVs in sepsis. The objective of this study was to determine how OMVs, derived from(More)
Gram-negative bacteria remain the leading cause of sepsis, a disease that is consistently in the top 10 causes of death internationally. Curing bacteremia alone does not necessarily end the disease process as other factors may cause inflammatory damage. Bacterial outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) are naturally produced blebs from the outer membrane of(More)
Abdominal pain is a challenging presentation in children. Examination findings and etiology vary greatly, spanning a vast spectrum from flatulence to frank peritonitis with septic shock. Here, we discuss a 10-year-old boy with 24 hours of progressively worsening lower abdominal pain, nausea, and subjective fevers. History and physical examination findings(More)
PURPOSE A previous study from our group estimated that as few as 2.2% of pectus excavatum patients suffered from allergy to the implanted metal bar. We sought to assess recent changes in incidence of metal allergy and identify the benefit of metal allergy testing prior to surgery. METHODS A retrospective review was performed of all consenting patients(More)
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